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22 November 2019 - NW1216

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What are the reasons that the soup kitchen sponsored by her department in Loeriesfontein has been closed since March 2019; (2) what are the reasons that the soup kitchen sponsored by her department in Calvinia is investigated by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation?

Reply:

1. In terms of funding allocation, Loeriesfontein Soup Kitchen was approved for a three year funding (2017/18-2019/20) and the allocation was done as follows:

2017/2018 – Allocated amount of R107 652.

The organisation’s business plan was approved and a first tranche payment of R53 826 was paid on the 28th of August 2017. In order to process the 2nd tranche, the organisations are expected to submit the claims, but the organisation in question did not submit the required information. In that instance, the Department could not transfer funds as the organisation did not submit the necessary claim.

2018/2019 – Allocated amount of R154 812.

The first tranche payment of R77 406 was paid on the 5th of June 2018. Upon submission of quarterly report, and subsequent monitoring visits, there were concerns with the spending of funds. The organization was requested to submit evidence for utilization of funds with transactions totalling R65 942.76 from the period April 2018 to September 2018. By the end of the financial year, the organization failed to submit the required proof for utilization of funds, and also did not submit the required claim for the second tranche. For this reason the second tranche payment could not be released due to pending documents that were requested by the Department.

2019/2020 – Provisionally allocated amount of R156 612.

In an endeavour to assist the said organization, an amount of R156 612 was earmarked for the organization on condition that its status has improved. There were several attempts by the department to assist the organization to implement corrective measures and controls for better management of the organisation. However, the status of the organisation remained the same as they failed to implement the recommended corrective measures. Such a situation renders this organisation to be non-compliant.

It is on this basis that the funds that were earmarked for Loeriesfontein Soup Kitchen for 2019/20 were withheld as no proof was provided to convince the Department that the previous funding allocations were utilized towards the intended purpose. There are no justifiable reasons to allocate funding in such an instance as there is potential mismanagement of funds and failure by the organisation to comply with the funding requirement. The organization failed to comply with the financial and governance prescripts and the provisions of the SLA entered into with the department.

2. The Hantam Soup Kitchen (Calvinia) was approved for a three year funding and the allocation was as follows:

2017/2018 - An amount of R107 652 was approved for the soup kitchen. The first tranche payment of R53 826 was paid to the organisation for Soup Kitchen.

An amount of R485 400 was approved for Isibindi Stipends and a first tranche of R262 692 was paid.

An amount of R104 560 was approved for the Youth Service Centre and a first tranche of R52 280 was paid to the organisation.

The first tranche payment totalling an amount of R368 798 was transferred to the organisation for all their programs during the 2017/18 financial year.

On the 29th of May 2018 an internal investigation was conducted. The findings revealed that an amount of R82 676.88 was mismanaged by the Treasurer of Hantam Soup Kitchen (Calvinia). A case was registered with the South African Police Services with case number CAS 99/12/2017 hence the organisation is under police investigation.

Following the on-going investigation, the Department withdrew any further funding until their investigations are completed.

22 November 2019 - NW1302

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Social Development

What number of social grant pay points were (a) closed since 1 January 2017 and (b) in existence as at 30 June 2019?

Reply:

(a) As at 1 January 2017, SASSA had a total of 9 937 cash pay points. By April 2018, the number of pay points reduced to 7 963, with the removal of inactive and duplicated pay points. The duplication in counting came about as some pay points are serviced on more than one day per month and were counted per day rather than as distinct pay points. A total number of 6 223 pay points have been closed since April 2018, with a balance of 1 740 remaining active as at April 2019.

(b) As at 30 June 2019, a total of 1 740 registered cash pay points remain. However, in October 2019, 1 611 are still actively serviced.

________________________

Approved by the Minister of Social Development

Date……………………….

22 November 2019 - NW1292

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)With regard to High Court review applications initiated in respect of failed asylum claims, what number of (a) such High Court review applications have been initiated against (i) his department, (ii) him and/or (iii) the Director-General in each of the past 10 years and (b) the specified applications have been successful; (2) what amount has his department spent on litigation costs associated with (a) High Court review applications in respect of failed asylum seekers and (b) asylum seekers in general, including litigation related to High Court reviews, as well as any other refugee and asylum seeker rights litigation in each of the past 10 years?

Reply:

(1) The Department does not have a system in terms of which applications received are specifically categorized. Matters received are captured on a Word Document as and when they are received, and in most instances the cases cite both the Minister of Home Affairs and the Director-General of Home Affairs.

Based on the latest available information, 2493 matters were registered in 2017 and 3706 in 2018.

(2) The Department does not have a system in terms of which litigation costs for a specific category under Immigration Services can be determined. As of the 2018/2019 financial year, the Department put in place a system in terms of which the relevant Branches from where the litigation emanates have to pay the litigation invoices, i.e. Immigration Services, Civic Services and Human Resources Management and Development.

The total spend on litigation costs from the 2009/2010 financial year to the 2017/2018 financial year was R366,493,161.00

In 2018/2019, the total spend on litigation fees was as follows:

Immigration Services – R31,705,547.57

Civic Services – R3,697,484.45

Human Resources Management & Development – R3,477,323.15

Legal Services – R7,373,119.37

END

22 November 2019 - NW1197

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)With regard to litigation against his department, what was the contingent legal liability of his department in terms of (a) Core Business: Immigration & Civic Affairs, (b) labour disputes, (c) Finance and Supply Chain Management, including disputed tenders and contracts, and (d) other matters in the past two financial years; (2) what is the total number of legal proceedings against his department in respect of (a) immigration, (b) Asylum Seeker Management, (c) Civic Services, (d) summonses and (e) labour matters in the past two financial years; (3) what were the total legal fees spent by his department in the past two financial years?

Reply:

1(a)

Immigration: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R10 890 433.84

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R11 815 000.00

Civics: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R56 000 000.00

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R7 300 000.00

1(b)

Labour: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R72, 478.886

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R93, 858 592.59

1(c)

Tenders and Contracts: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R0

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R0

Other Matters: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R894 378.00

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R2 426 271.53

2(a)

Immigration: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 508

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – 413

2(b)

Asylum Seekers / Refugee: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 1 318

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – 1 935

2(c)

Civic Services: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 487

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – 251

2(d)

Summons: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 31

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – 43

2(e)

 

Labour: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – 38

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – 16

3

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – R85 159 025.38

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – R7 373 119.3

END

22 November 2019 - NW1016

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

Whether any persons have been appointed to the National Council for Correctional Services in terms of section 83(2)(h) of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998, since 1 January 2014; if not, why not; if so, (a) who was appointed to the National Council for Correctional Services, (b) what is each person’s area of expertise and experience and (c) on what date was the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services consulted on the appointments of the specified persons?

Reply:

No, the then Minister appointed the National Council for Correctional Services (NCCS) for a period of five (5) years with effect from 1 March 2010 until 28 February 2015.

(a) who was appointed

(b) each person’s area of expertise and experience

(c) date the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services consulted

Appointed with effect 1 March 2010 for a period of five (5) years ending 28 February 2015. These appointments were extended for a period of three (3) months until 31 May 2015

Dr KJ Kometsi

Ms LUZ Rataemane

Dr M Mako

Clinical Psychologist

 

Ms B Ngobeni

Community Development Expert

 

Ms L Smit

NGO promoting Social Re-integration of offenders back into society

 

Dr M F Randera

Medical Doctor

 

Mr S Nkanunu

Practicing attorney

 

Appointed on 1 June 2015 for a period of 12 months ending 31 May 2016

Dr VR Chetty

CRIMINOLOGIST:

Dr Chettys’ specialty, specifically during the parole consideration process by the NCCS, is the identification of crimogenic factors within offenders profiles and whether such needs have been addressed before such offender can be released back to society.

11 November 2015

Ms AL Vilakazi

ATTORNEY:

Ms Vilakazi is a practicing attorney and Director of Buthelezi Vilakazi Inc, a firm of attorney based in Sandton. Her specialty on the Council is that of ensuring compliance with applicable legislation (Constitutional Act, Criminal Procedure Act and the Correctional Services Act).

 

Ms N Gwayi

Dr RM Mgudu

Ms BN Ngobeni

COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS AND EDUCATORS:

Ms. Nondumiso Gwayi

Her main focus and interest is the importance of family and community support as a key element in the successful reintegration of offenders into society.

Mr. Richard Mzoxolo Bhunga Mgudu

His interest, by virtue of his profession, in the skilling, rehabilitation programmes and academic development of offender.

Ms. Busi Ngobeni

Ms. Ngobeni is an educator by profession. Has been serving as a member of the NCCS since 2010 and has over the years facilitated training conducted by NCCS members to Social Workers, Psychologists and Parole Boards.

 

Appointed on 1 June 2016 for a period of 36 months ending 31 May 2019

These appointments were extended by the Minister until 30 November 2019, pending the re-advertisement of the call for nominations, the consultation and appointment process.

(a)who was appointed

(b) each person’s area of expertise and experience

(c) date was the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services consulted

Mr IL de Klerk

Ms ST Monyemane

Ms LUZ Rataemane

Experts in clinical psychology

18 May 2016

Adv KA Mahumani

Rev JP Clayton

Representatives of non-governmental organisations working within the field of Correctional Services

 

Ms AL Vilakazi

Dr VR Chetty

Academics with expertise in criminal law, criminology, penology or restorative justice.

 

Mr N Nkopo

Expert in community justice systems

 

An appointment process has been initiated with positions due to be advertised during the month of October 2019.

22 November 2019 - NW1055

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

Whether he has found that all correctional centres conform to the requirements prescribed in terms of section 7(1) of the Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998; if not, (a) why not, (b) which correctional centres have been found not to conform to the prescribed requirements and (c) what steps is his department taking to ensure conformity with the prescribed requirements in all correctional centres?

Reply:

1. Not all the correctional centres conform to the requirements of Clause 7(1) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 which stipulates the following:

7 Accommodation (1) Prisoners must be held in cells which meet the requirements prescribed by regulation in respect of floor space, cubic capacity, lighting, ventilation, sanitary installations and general health conditions. These requirements must be adequate for detention under conditions of human dignity.”)

(a) The reasons for the non-conformity are:-

(ii) The Department’s correctional centres are made up of a range of facilities built over an extended period of time and they cater for a variety of different purposes to suit the thinking that was prevalent at the time of their construction. Many of centres were not designed to fulfil the objective of inmate detention under conditions of human dignity as is prevalent in the current correctional system;

(iii) Overcrowding in correctional centres which causes accelerated dilapidation of facilities, faster than new facilities can be constructed or the existing ones repaired;

(iv) Backlog of maintenance due to financial and human capacity constraints within both the implementing agent department (DPWI) as well DCS.

(b) There are fifteen (15) correctional centres that do not conform to the requirements (marked by * in the table below).

(c) The department is instituting corrective actions by upgrading existing correctional centres where funds permit, as well as planning the construction of new correctional centres as follows:-

 

Correctional centre

Status

Corrective action

1

Glencoe*

Completed 2019/20

Upgrading contract for a section of the centre was completed in June 2019; Contract 2 is in planning for the remainder of the centre

2

Tzaneen*

Under construction

Construction of a new 500 bed correctional centre to replace zinc structure is underway, due for completion during 2019/2020

3

Lichtenburg*

Planning

Planning for an upgrading project to create additional 234 bed spaces and replace zinc structure is at an advanced stage; construction to commence in 2020/2021

4

Leeuwkop*

Planning

Planning for a new correctional centre to create 1,000 bed spaces and replace zinc structure is at site clearance stage

5

Voorberg*

Planning

Planning for a new correctional centre to create 1,500 bed spaces and replace zinc structure is at site clearance stage

6

Zeerust*

Planning

Planning for a new correctional centre to create 500 bed spaces and replace zinc structure is at site clearance stage

7

Makhado*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

8

Atteridgeville*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

9

Drakenstein Medium B*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

10

Pollsmoor Medium B*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

11

Groenpunt Medium*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

12

Brandvlei Medium*

Zinc construction

Planning will commence when funds are available

13

Brandvlei Maximum*

Closed

Closed. Repair and renovation project is in planning stage

14

Umzimkhulu*

Closed

Closed. Repair and renovation project is in planning stage

15

Geluk*

Closed

Closed. Planning will commence when funds are available

16

Standerton

Completed 2019/20

Upgrading and addition of 787 bed spaces, completed during 2019/20

17

Estcourt

Completed 2019/20

Upgrading and addition of 309 bed spaces, completed during 2019/20

18

Parys

Under construction

Upgrading and addition of 176 bed spaces commenced in 2019

19

Burgersdorp

Planning

Planning for an upgrading project to create 311 additional bed spaces is at an advanced stage; construction to commence in 2020/2021

20

Bethal

Planning

Planning is underway for a major repair and renovation project under the DPWI “Planned Maintenance” budget

21

Mahikeng

Planning

Planning is underway for a major repair and renovation project under the DPWI “Planned Maintenance” budget

22

Port Shepstone

Planning

Planning is underway for a major repair and renovation project under the DPWI “Planned Maintenance” budget

22 November 2019 - NW807

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the number of (a) registered early childhood development (ECD) centres, (b) registered ECD practitioners and (c) unregistered ECD centres in the Republic?

Reply:

(a) Registered early childhood development (ECD) centres.

Provinces

Status

1. Eastern Cape

2 795

2. Free State

971

3. Gauteng

1 717

4. Kwa-Zulu Natal

3 324

5. Limpopo

3 397

6. Mpumalanga

1 516

7. Northern Cape

351

8. North West

1 205

9. Western Cape

1 545

Totals

14 026

(b) Registered ECD practitioners

Practitioners are not registered with any Professional body. The below listed are practitioners employed within ECD centres.

Provinces

Status

Eastern Cape

2741

Free State

3 585

Gauteng

5 587

Kwa-Zulu Natal

5 887

Limpopo

4 229

Mpumalanga

4051

Northern Cape

639

North West

3 615

Western Cape

n/a

Totals

27 593

(c) Unregistered ECD centres in the Republic?

Provinces

Status

Eastern Cape

750

Free State

745

Gauteng

2 055

Kwa-Zulu Natal

493

Limpopo

139

Mpumalanga

491

Northern Cape

42

North West

600

Western Cape

2 321

Totals

6 886

21 November 2019 - NW999

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to her reply to question 303 on 4 September 2019, (a) by what date will the work to restore the Mondeor Post Office after years of neglect commence, (b) what is the (i) scope and (ii) cost of the work and (c) which company, contractor or department has been authorised to carry out the work?

Reply:

 

I have been advised by SAPO as follows:

(a) The contractor officially took over the site on 12 November 2019 to commence with work. Demolition work has already started. SAPO delegation and the contractor met on site on 14 November 2019, to finalize the project plan. A meeting with the local Councilor was on 15 November 2019. The work is scheduled to be completed by 7 December 2019.

(b)(i) The scope of work entails the total refurbishment of the Mondeor Post Office building which includes electrical works, plumbing works, shop fitting, roof repair and reinstallation of post boxes etc.

(ii) The total cost of work is R776 228, 46 excluding VAT, however there could be variations due to unforeseen structural defects.

(c) The appointed contractor is Sewele SA RE Phoo Business Enterprise

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS MINISTER

21 November 2019 - NW1391

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)What was the total amount of litres of water lost due to leaking reservoirs and pipes in the 2018-19 financial year in each municipality in the Republic; (2) does her department have strategies and action plans in place to ensure that municipalities keep their water infrastructure intact; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether her department will take action against a municipality that does not keep its water infrastructure intact; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) The latest report on water losses and Non-Revenue Water (NRW) in South Africa (Includes 2017/18 data) estimates the real losses at 1 150 079 000 m³/a refer to Annexure A. Real losses are defined as physical losses from a pressurised system, up to a point of measurement of customer use. This includes losses from reservoirs and pipe leakages. Refer to Annexure B for water losses per Water Services Authority (WSA). Monitoring and reporting on water losses is a mandate of a WSA as per Water Services Act, (Act No 106 of 1997), and hence the response refers to Water Services Authorities and not per municipality.

(2) The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan provides the schedule of interventions, programs, plans, and projects (including but not limited to infrastructure) that will be implemented to elevate the current situation in the sector to its desired future state. This schedule contains, for each action, specific deliverables, execution times, responsible parties and required budgets. The plan allocates responsibilities to the various tiers of government and other stakeholders for implementation to achieve efficiencies in investment planning, implementation of actions and evaluation of achievements.

Furthermore, the Department is in the process of implementing 5 (five) year water and sanitation reliability implementation plans that will ensure a pipeline of projects that will provide services that are sustainable and keep the municipal infrastructure functional. The Department is also conducting annual municipal business health checks which include the management of municipal infrastructure. Based on the outcome of the business health check the Department assists municipalities to develop 5 year municipal actions plans to address areas that require attention, including assets management, operation and maintenance of assets.

The Department is continuously monitoring and analysing the progress made with the implementation of Water Conservation and Water Demand Management and targets set during the updating of Reconciliation Strategies, at Water Services Authority level, within the eight large water supply systems. All the relevant stakeholders meet twice a year to report progress on the implementation of various strategies which will ensure the sustainability of water resources.

The No Drop Programme, which is an incentive based regulatory tool, entails a comprehensive assessment and audit of planning, finance, technical skills and performance criteria which gives an inclusive view of the Water Demand Management business of the Water Services Authority. The No Drop Programme enables the Department to measure the performance of Water Services Authority and subsequently to reward (or penalise) the institution based upon evidence of their excellence (or failures) according to the minimum standards or requirements that have been defined.

(3) The Department regulates the municipal performance on Water Conservation and Water Demand Management, which includes asset management (as key criteria) as part of the No Drop Programme. The results of the No Drop assessments will indicate whether the WSA should be penalised or rewarded for performance.

Through both the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and Water Services Act (Act 106 of 1997), the Minister may issue Letters, Notices, Directives and enforcement letters for non-compliance to the set regulatory tools (e.g. water use authorizations and Regulations).

(4) The Department is continuously assessing Non-Revenue Water and water losses in South Africa. Therefore, The Minister, from time to time, at particular place, in any prevailing condition may make statement regarding Water Conservation and Water Demand Management in general.

21 November 2019 - NW998

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

What are the reasons that the De Rust Post Office is closed and (b) by what date will the post office reopen to continue providing essential services to the rural community?

Reply:

I have been advised by SAPO as follows:

a) The landlord evicted Post Office due to rental dispute as the landlord increased the rental money more than double the amount the Post Office was paying.

b) The De Rust Post Office opened on 02 October 2019.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

21 November 2019 - NW554

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

Has the SA Post Office been subjected to any Special Investigating Unit in the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2019; if so, (a) what was the subject and nature of each investigation, (b) what was the outcome of each finalized investigations and (c) what is the current status of each incomplete investigation?

Reply:

Mr C MacKenzie (DA) to ask the Minister of Communications:

Has the SA Post Office been subjected to any Special Investigating Unit in the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2019; if so, (a) what was the subject and nature of each investigation, (b) what was the outcome of each finalized investigations and (c) what is the current status of each incomplete investigation? NW1551E

REPLY:

I have been advised by SA Post Office as follows:

The SA Post Office was subjected to a Special Investigating Unit investigation in terms of Proclamation No R5 of 2014 read with Proclamation R56 of 2014 into certain affairs of the SA Post Office.

(A) The terms of Proclamation R5 of 2014 was to investigate the following:

  1. The procurement of goods, works or services by or on behalf of the SAPO and payments made,
  2. Irregularities, malpractices or maladministration in the affairs of the SAPO in relation to:

(a) The management of immovable property;

(b) The implementation of the WebRipost system;

(c) Loans granted to Courier and Freight Group (Pty) Ltd; and

(d) The failure by officials or employees of the SAPO to take necessary steps to prevent the SAPO from suffering financial losses or damages as a result of industrial action.

(3) Irregularities relating to the recruitment, selection and appointment of officials or employees of the SAPO.

 

(4) Payments which were made by the SAPO to fictitious officials or employees.

 

(5) Any undisclosed or unauthorized interests the officials or employees of the SAPO have had with regard to –

(a) Vendors, contractors, suppliers or service providers who bid for work or did business with the SAPO;

(b) Contracts awarded by or on behalf of the SAPO;

 

(c) The Terms of Proclamation R56 of 2014 was to investigate the following:

(d) The further extension of Proclamation R5 of 2014, by addition of the following paragraph after paragraph 5 of the Schedule;

(e) “6” Irregular conduct by the Board members of the SAPO in relation to the matters set out in paragraphs 1 and 3 above”.

(B) What was the outcome of each finalised investigation and;

Response:

The outcome of the investigations is contained in the recommendations in the table below. In addition a criminal case has been lodged with the South African Police Services and the National Prosecuting Authority as well as a civil case seeking to set aside the lease contract for the Ecopoint building together with a claim for all rentals paid by SAPO to M&T Properties. The civil case has been set for the 18 – 22 November 2019 in the North Gauteng High Court. SAPO officials implicated in the investigation have faced disciplinary action and as at current date, no officials implicated are still in the employ of SAPO.

(C) What is the current status of each incomplete investigation?

Response:

SAPO received correspondence from the Presidency on the 2nd October 2018 advising it that the SIU had concluded its investigations in respect of the above proclamations. Consequently, all investigations by the SIU have been completed, however, there are recommendations from the reports that still need to be finalised. The table below indicates the status of the various recommendations:

Recommendation

Response

Status

SAPO should approach the Auditor General for purposes of dealing with the irregular expenditure amounting to R 2 735

SAPO established a Financial Misconduct Committee (FMC) in 2015 and has since its inception led to a significant reduction in irregular expenditure.

This matter was not initially addressed, as the SIU report had not been shared with management in its totality. The FMC will in addition process this irregular expenditure for condonation with the Auditor-General, and also review the SIU Report in its entire in order to identify and strengthen

any control weaknesses

SAPO has submitted a the request for condonation to National Treasury. Further information required by National Treasury was provided including the fact that action was taken against the employees involved. SAPO still awaiting final outcome from National Treasury

The SAPO should approach the Auditor-

General for purposes of

SAPO established a Financial Misconduct

Committee (FMC) in 2015

SAPO has submitted a the request for

condonation to National

dealing with the fruitless and wasteful expenditure amounting to R125 187 961

and has since its inception led to a significant reduction in irregular expenditure. This matter was not initially addressed, as the SIU report had not been shared with management in its totality. The FMC will addition process this irregular expenditure for condonation with the Auditor-General, and also review the SIU Report in its entire in order to identify and strengthen

any control weaknesses

Treasury. Further information required by National Treasury was provided including the fact that action was taken against the employees involved. SAPO still awaiting final outcome from National Treasury.

The SAPO should approach the Auditor- General for purposes of dealing with the fruitless and wasteful expenditure amounting to R15 700 309.84

A submission was prepared and submitted to National Treasury for the condonation of this irregular expenditure.

National Treasury had acknowledged receipt of this application for condonation and requested for additional information is being provided through the

FMC.

SAPO has submitted a the request for condonation to National Treasury. Further information required by National Treasury was provided including the fact that action was taken against the employees involved. SAPO still awaiting final outcome from National Treasury.

The SAPO should engage

the services of

The SAPO engaged

Werkmans Attorneys in

Policies are being

developed on the basis of

appropriate experts who would assist it in the developing policies and/or procedures relating to its relationships with its subsidiaries. These should include all aspects relating to the granting of loans by the SAPO to its subsidiaries

determining the processes and options that should be explored with respect to its relationship with CFG. That opinion is available. The process for the development of a broader set of policies and/or procedures to deal with intra-company transactions has

commenced.

advice from experts and these will be completed in this third quarter.

The SAPO should take the necessary action to create and maintain a register to record the receipt of declaration of interest forms.

A file with all declarations of interest for Board members is kept, and copies of declaration of interests for staff is kept on employee’s personal files. Line managers has ensure completion of declaration forms and HR has commenced the development of a database for all declarations of interests across the organisation.

This should be reflected as complete, the recommendation has been implemented

The SAPO should take the necessary action to recover the placement fee

that was paid to Interim

Placement fee, Interim Consulting – SAPO Legal department assessing the

matter in terms of

Due to the time that it took management to be aware of the

recommendation the

Consulting in respect of the appointment of Mr Jacobs.

conscription and prospects of success.

matter had prescribed. Furthermore actual service was rendered by the employee concerned. There are no reasonable prospects of recovering

these fees.

The SAPO should consider entering into a Memorandum of Understanding or Intergovernmental Protocol with the Department of Home Affairs in order that the SAPO can verify and authenticate the identity numbers of all SAPO employees.

The recruitment policy was reviewed to ensure that all experience and education requirements are reviewed by HCM and the line manager prior to the advertisement being issued. Verifications are part of the interview process. Candidates completed affidavits in the interim to mitigate the risk, where verifications could not be done due to financial constraints. In 2018 as part of the SASSA process all management employees were vetted by State Security Agency. This is an on-going process.

SAPO will be meeting with department of Home Affairs to engage on a

memorandum of

This item should reflect as complete. Not only has SAPO considered the entering into an agreement with DHA, they actually have a working relationship with respect to the issue at hand. A MOU with Home Affairs is in the process of been completed and will be a holistic agreement taking into account all potential aspects for collaboration. That MOU should be concluded and signed by the parties in this third quarter 2019/20 financial year.

 

understanding in this regard to verify all ID numbers in the system. SAPO and Home Affairs already have an arrangement to verify ID Number and life status of all pensioners. Currently all ID number are verified during the recruitment process.

 

The SAPO should ensure that properly qualified, skilled and or/experienced staff are appointed in order to ensure that all data regarding the current SAPO immovable property inventory is kept up to date.

The skills required for this function are currently not at the required level as these employees are recruited from within SAPO. The skills development of employees within SAPO is underway and a process has started with the Services SETA to address these critical

skills development needs.

SAPO has appointed Broll Properties to assist in this regard including the transfer of skills. Currently all property inventory is up to date.

The SAPO in respect of the SAPO properties that are at present being leased or occupied by Telkom, take steps to:

After rental and utilities reconciliations Telkom has agreed to pay SAPO R60m.

Further reconciliation is being done to recover

Various engagements have been entered into with Telkom. The reconciliations have been concluded and each party is aware of the obligations

they have in regard to the

  • Finalise the reconciliation/audit of all outstanding amounts (including arrear property rates and taxes) due to the SAPO by Telkom and take the necessary action to collect any outstanding amounts in this regard (if

applicable).

outstanding utilities since April 2017 from Telkom which is estimated at R11m.

properties. Therefore this item should be recorded as complete.

In the future ensure that the records pertaining to all rental properties are regularly updated and consolidated.

Signed lease schedules are now being submitted by Telkom and loaded onto the SAPO system for the collection of outstanding and future rentals. Currently SAPO has 29 signed lease Schedules out of the 118 have been received from Telkom and a follow- up meeting is being scheduled to discuss the

outstanding leases.

SAPO has appointed Broll Properties to assist in this regard including the transfer of skills. Currently all property inventory are up to date. This item should therefore be considered complete.

 

21 November 2019 - NW1286

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Health

(a) Why are the (i) Magogong and (ii) Buxton clinics in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, North West, without medication for chronic illnesses such as (aa) HIV, (bb) diabetes and (cc) hypertension and (b) by what date will he ensure that the specified clinics have the required medication?

Reply:

 

(a)  (i) Magogong clinic

(aa) There have been no stock outs of any HIV medicines at the clinic this year. (bb) There has been a National challenge with the supply of metformin. Until supply is normalized facilities were requested to use alternative strengths.

(b) Supplies were delivered to the clinic on 28 Oct 2019.

(cc) There has been a National challenge with the supply of enalapril. Until supply is normalized facilities were requested to use alternative strengths.

(a) (i) Buxton clinic

(aa) There have been no stock outs of any HIV medicines at the clinic this year. (bb) There has been a National challenge with this supply of metformin. Until supply is normalised facilities were requested to use alternative strengths.

(b) Supplies were delivered to the clinic on 4 Nov 2019.

(cc) Hypertension medicines

There has been a National challenge with the supply of enalapril. Until supply is normalised facilities were requested to use alternative strengths.

(b) Supplies were delivered to the clinic on 28 Oct 2019.

END.

21 November 2019 - NW1198

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to water supply to the town of Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, what are the details of the (a) reasons that there was no water available from 30 September 2019 to 8 October 2019, (b) action has been taken against officials who were responsible for the nonavailability of water, (c) action taken to prevent any further disruptions of water supply and (d) demands made by the Utrecht community; (2) whether all the demands of the community have been agreed to and met; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The KwaZulu-Natal regional office of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is aware that there was a water supply interruption from 30 September to 8 October 2019 in the town of Utrecht. The interruptions were as result of a labour dispute between the Amajuba District Municipality and their employees, relating to benefits that were paid and later deducted from employees’ salaries. Following a settlement in the dispute, water supply was restored on 8 October 2019.

(2) It is suggested that the Honourable Member refer the question to the Minister of CoGTA and Traditional Affairs who will be in a better position to respond to additional questions regarding the matter.

21 November 2019 - NW1309

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

What is the physical location of each parcel of land acquired by her department for human settlement and housing purposes in each province (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

(a) & (b) Consistent with my reply to question 813, we have an obligation to protect the information sought and cannot publicise the physical location of each of the land parcel that we have acquired for the provision of human settlements and housing as requested by the Honourable Member. Doing so would escalate the risk of potential land invasions and have other unintended consequences.

 

21 November 2019 - NW1310

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department has put any measures in place to provide his department’s services, especially relating to the application and collection of new smart identity cards, to the residents in the (a) Karoo Highlands Local Municipality and (b) Hantam Local Municipality, who can currently only make use of his department’s offices in Calvinia; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a & b) The Department has identified Louriesfontein in the Hantam Local Municipality for the high impact service delivery program using mobile trucks provided by Head Office (with emphasis on smart card application and collection). The Department has thus far planned the outreach program at Louriesfontein and an additional town (to be announced) in Karoo Highlands Local Municipality is also being considered for a similar high impact service delivery program.

END

21 November 2019 - NW1350

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Gwarube, Ms S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the current total number of (a) funded positions and (b) vacant funded positions in the public health sector in each (i) province, (ii) health category or specialty and (iii) health facility?

Reply:

The table attached indicates a summary of (a) funded filled positions and (b) vacant funded positions in the public health sector in each (i) province, (ii) and for all health categories or specialities.

Province

Health related Funded Filled / Vacant posts as at end September 2019

 

Filled

Vacant

Grand Total

Eastern Cape

26311

85

26396

Free State

12340

22

12362

Gauteng

41042

135

41177

KwaZulu-Natal

44992

108

45100

Limpopo Province

31589

57

31646

Mpumalanga

12644

19

12663

North West

11466

28

11494

Northern Cape

4279

13

4292

Western Cape

20042

107

20149

Grand Total

204705

574

205279

END.

21 November 2019 - NW1301

Weber, Mr WL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has taken or plans to take any steps to ensure that the mining by Hlelo Mining (Pty) Ltd on portion 24 of farm Boschmanspoort 159 IS in Mpumalanga, that is allegedly taking place illegally in a wetland area, does not pollute or poison the water that ultimately runs off into Middelburg’s main source of drinking water, the Rondebosch Dam; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation is aware of the mining activities on Portion 24 of the Farm Boschmanspoort 159 in Mpumalanga. A site inspection was conducted on 9th October 2019 and departmental officials discovered the following:

a) Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd is conducting mining activities in a wetland area, which forms part of a drainage area towards the unnamed stream that feeds into Klein Olifants River, and into the Middelburg Dam.

b) Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd does not have a Water Use License.

c) The mining rights belong to Hlelo Mining but the mine is being operated by Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd

In line with Section 3 of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Act no 3 of 2000, a notice of Intention to issue a directive in terms of Section (19(1) and 53(1) was issued to Lunathi Mining (Pty) Ltd to afford the company an opportunity to make representation in writing to the Department within fourteen (14) working days. Should there be no response, a Directive will be issued compelling the mining company to:

(a) Cease the mining operations.

(b) Appoint an independent environmental consultant to compile and submit a Wetland Rehabilitation and Remedial Plans with clear timeframes for Departmental approval, in order to rectify the contraventions.

(c) The mine must appoint a water specialist to conduct water quality analysis of the unnamed stream at the confluence (where the unnamed stream and Klein Olifants river meet), Klein Olifants River and the Middleburg Dam. The finding of the water quality tests must be submitted to the department.

(d) Upon approval of the Plans, to implement all the recommendations contained in the Wetland Rehabilitation and Remedial Plans within thirty (30) working days of the departmental approval of the Plans.

 

21 November 2019 - NW914

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa was the subject of any investigations by the Special Investigating Unit in the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2019; if so, what was the (a) subject and nature of each specified investigation and (b) outcome of each such investigation?

Reply:

I have been advised by USAASA as follows:

The SIU investigation into USAASA relates to maladministration and irregular expenditure. The area or subject of investigation is as per the table below:

No

Subject

Outcome

(a)

The alleged irregular appointment of Mr Zami Nkosi, as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of USAASA

The SIU found that the appointment of Mr Zami Nkosi as the CEO was irregular and as such USAASA incurred irregular expenditure in the sum of

R255 211.27. Mr Nkosi’s contract expired before the report could be released. Therefore, his contract could not be nullified as legislatively required.

 

Resulting from this, the SIU referred the matter on the irregular expenditure of R255 211.27 to the National Prosecuting Authority in respect of 3 former Board members of USAASA (2013/2014 and 2014/2015

financial years) on 16 November 2017.

(b)

The alleged funding by

There was no funding of irregular expenditure in

 

 

USAASA, by way of a subsidy in the amount of R500 million, to CellC for the construction and expansion of an electronic communications network for the Emalahleni Local

Municipality.

respect to the CellC investigation.

(c)

The appointment of Mthinthe Communications (Pty) Ltd in respect of phase 2 of the Rapid Development Programme

The SIU found that the appointment of Mthinthe Communications (PTY) Ltd in respect of phase 2 of the Rapid Development Programme was irregular.

 

Therefore, the SIU found that the Accounting Authority of USAASA at the time represented by the former Board (2013/14 and 2014/2015 financial years) were grossly negligent and / or willfully negligent in the execution of their fiduciary duties. The SIU further found the evidence substantiating the commission in offence of financial misconduct as envisaged in Section 86 (2) of the PFMA.

 

 

 

Resulting from the above, USAASA incurred irregular expenditure on appointment of Mthinthe Communications in the sum of R33 914 567.84. The SIU referred the matter to the National Prosecuting Authority as the evidence pointed to the commission of an offense of financial misconduct as envisages in Section 86 (2) of the PFMA on 16 November 2017.

 

 

 

USAASA contravened the following:

 

 

 

  • Section 217(1) of the Constitution which effectively requires USAASA to procure its goods and services by means of a system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective.
  • Section 51 (1)(a)(ii) of the PFMA which requires USAASA to ensure that it has a procurement system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective.
  • Regulations 16A3.2(a) of National Treasury Regulations which required USAASA to have and maintains a procurement system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective and that is consistent with PPFA.
  • USAASA effectively contravened their own

SCM policy.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS MINISTER

20 November 2019 - NW354

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

I have been by the Department as follows:

Please see attached Annexure in response to the above-mentioned questions in relation to the 2019/20 period. For the periods from 2020/2021 period and beyond the Department is unable to provide the requested information. This is due to the fact that the Department is still in the process of reconfiguration and reviewing its policies and strategies, which includes reviewing all our existing international engagements.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

20 November 2019 - NW435

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether he has found that the granting of the (a) 5a, (b) 6a, (c) 7a, (d) 8a and

Reply:

1. No, the granting of the above-concessions will not result in the monopolization and sterilization of the resources, since all these rights were issued with approved Mining Work Programmes that details how the minerals will be extracted in different phases.

2. Because the company has applied for renewals, host communities and the local municipalities are consulted before the Social and Labour Plans before the renewals are submitted, the Marine Artisanal Miners Primary Cooperative Limited should have been consulted as part of the host communities not in their capacity as the representatives of the Cooperative.

NW1409E

20 November 2019 - NW1372

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has not done business with any of the persons, companies and or trusts as listed in any of the past five (5) financial years or since 1 April 2019.

20 November 2019 - NW450

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources andEnergy

(1) Whether his department has been informed of (a) the application to mine coal in the Marloth Park and Kruger National Park area and (b) the findings of an environment impact assessment study (EIA) that had been done to determine the impact of such a mine on the area; if so, (i) on what date did his department first learn of the application and (ii) whether he will furnish Dr W J Boshoff with a copy of the EIA; (2) Whether his department is willing to initiate its own EIA so as to compare its findings with the findings of the existing EIA done by Singo Consultants; if not, why not; if so, on what date will the EIA be commissioned (3) Whether his department has been informed that a certain person (name furnished) is a member of the board of executives of a certain mining corporation (details furnished) and that the specified person’s report in fact constitutes a conflict of interest; if not, (4) Whether his department is prepared to investigate the matter; if not, why not; if so, what will be his department's further actions in this regard; (5) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, the Department is aware of an application to mine coal in Marloth Park next to the Kruger National Park.

(b) The assessment of the Environmental Impact Assessment is currently being conducted in terms of the requirements of the National Environmental Management Act and its Regulations. The assessment has not yet been finalised.

  1. The Department learned of the application on the 19!h July 2018, which is the date when both the Mining Right Application in terms of section 22(1) of the MPRDA and the Environmental Authorization were lodged in terms of the EIA Regulations.
  1. Yes, the copy of the EIA will be made available upon request.
  2. The Department will not initiate an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as this is the requirement that must be satisfied by the applicant. The Department is required and currently undertaking an assessment of the submitted EIA in terms of the NEMA Act and Regulations
  3. It is difficult for the Department to answer this question since the name of the person under this enquiry and the mining corporation she/he is said to be an executive has not been revealed.
  4. It is again difficult for the Department to properly reply to the question since the name of the person under this enquiry and the mining corporation she/he is said to be an executive has not been revealed. This makes further investigations into the matter an impossibility.
  5. The Minister will not be making a statement in this regard

20 November 2019 - NW1212

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) type of performance or incentive bonuses exist in the Public Sector excluding 13th salary cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance or incentive bonuses (i) in the (aa) 2017-18 and (bb) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

(a) The 2019 Incentive Policy Framework for employees in the general Public Service, provides for the payment of non-pensionable performance bonuses to employees appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994.

The other sectors (e.g. Correctional Services, Police Service, Educators, Defence) have their own sectoral unique performance incentive schemes.

(b) My Department does not have information on the amount budgeted by departments on the payment of performance bonuses. However, the actual expenditure incurred in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years is as follows:

(i) (aa) and (bb)

2017/18

2018/19

R1.54 billion

R2.6 billion

Source: PERSAL

Excludes National Defence Force and State Security Agency

(ii) The actual expenditure to be incurred on payment of performance bonus in recognition of performance in the 2019/20 (current) financial year will only be available in the 2020/21 financial year.

20 November 2019 - NW1019

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources andEnergy

(1) What number of mining entities, including prospecting and exploration entities, are currently in or facing business rescue; (2) Whether a business rescue plan has been approved in each case; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the details in each case and (b) is the current status of each business rescue plan?

Reply:

Regions

(1)

(2)

     

Mpumalanga

05

Business rescue plan were not submitted

Limpopo

01

No, It’s not our competency therefore the office cannot give a response since it’s the responsibility/competency of the Business

Practitioners.

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MINISTRY OF MINERAL RESOURCES REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

North West

04

  1. Programme for Community Development 10000MR, Business Rescue Plan approved and a contarctor is currently mining
  1. Hernic Ferrochrome 91, 308 & 396 MR> Business Rescue Plan adopted on 29/03/2019, the mining right has been ceded to Samancor Chrome Limited with the only outstanding precedent condition being the conclusion of an electricity supply agreement with Eskom.
  1. Shiva Uranium (228, 400 & 401MR)> Business Rescue Plan not approved,
  1. Horizon Chrome Mine (247 MR) > Business Rescue Plan is approved, the mine is operational

Northern Cape

01

Details of the business rescue plans are not share with the office by

the practitioners

KwaZulu Natal

00

 

Gauten

00

 

Free State

02

In both cases the process is still ongoing and not concluded.

Western Cape

00

 

Easter Cape

03

The office does not have business rescue plans at this point, entities were engaged to submit copies thereof and have failed thus far.

TOTAL

16

 

(1) The number of entities facing business rescue are 16

(2)

20 November 2019 - NW85

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Mantashe, Mr G to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources

What total number of permanent jobs (a) have been and (b) will be created at the Vedanta Zinc International Mine?

Reply:

(a) Total number of posts created: 2449

(b) Total number of posts to be created: 1700

20 November 2019 - NW460

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Whether his department received prospecting applications for mining activities in (a) Komatipoort, (b) Marloth Park, (c) Hectorspruit, (d) Malelane and/or (e) Nkomazi in each of the past three years; if so, what are the details of the (i) Geographic Information System coordinates of each site and (ii) dates of public participation meetings held for each application; (2) Whether he will furnish Mr H C C Kruger with copies of the (a) environmental impact assessments and (b) water licence approvals for each application? NW1452E

Reply:

1. Please see Annexure A

2. (a) Yes, the Minister will furnish the copies of the Environmental Impact Assessments upon request

(b) Water Use License Approvals fall within the competence of the Department of Water and Sanitation in terms of the National \/\later Act 36 of 1998

ANNEXURE A

REF NUMBER

Date of Public Participation (ii)

MP 30/5/1/1/2/4218 PR

31,88271269180

-25,73419908670

24/02/2009

MP 30/5/1/1/2/0912 PR

31,82637458710

-25,69166262520

17/02/2006

MP 30/5/1/1/2/0787 PR

31,79476781810

-25,83804059790

refused no consultation

MP30/5/1/1/2/4524 PR

31,83482205530

-25,64327422090

withdrawn

MP 30/5/1/1/2/1325 PR

31,91839345340

-25,75332860260

2006/02/10

MP 30/5/1/1/2/0720 PR

31,82188617410

-25,90884537650

2005/06/10

MP 30/5/1/1/2/1305 PR

31,83994699620

-25,74284178660

refused no consultation

MP30/5/1/1/2/11143PR

31,88188278400

-25,67655251020

27/11/2013

MP30/5/1/1/2/10318PR

31,93622615420

-25,66816008370

rejected

MP30/5/1/1/2/12108PR

31,79697664160

-25,63684453420

rejected

MP30/5/1/1/2/10532PR

31,81750930740

-25,89867460210

rejected

MP30/5/1/1/2/11906PR

31,80699542720

-25,63644033710

22/05/2014

MP30/5/1/1/2/11907PR

31,82829565150

-25,64315396870

2014/03/06

MP30/5/1/1/2/11329PR

31,48747718360

-25,70979678860

1711212013

MP30/5/1/1/2/12368PR

31,96697067960

-25,63486432850

ected

26/06/2008

MP30/5/1/1/2/2094 PR

31,82921735800

-25,64228126990

 

MP30/5/1/1/2/11464PR

31,79697664160

-25,63684453420

31/01/2014

MP30/5/1/1/2/10290PR

31,82045434450

-25,70638769250

16/01/2013

MP30/5/1/1/2/5038 PR

31,47674307140

-25,71937221650

30/03/2010

MP30/5/1/1/2/03048 PR

31,47644148360

-25,71995708080

2008/11/08

MP 30/5/1/1/2/0865 PR

31,82205657200

-25,68763613010

lapsed

MP 30/5/1/1/2/1325 PR (R)

31,91838260720

-25,75345513130

2006/02/10

MP30/5/1/1/2/4773 PR

31,83976545340

-25,63603062580

refused no consultation

MP 30/5/1/1/2/0712 PR

31,82393434990

-25,90391680190

13/09/2005

 

 

31,45325341000

-25,71186871200

2009/10/12

 

31,96878494990

-25,63393733200

rejected

 

31,81402322220

-25,68258424200

rejected

 

31,84108462040

-25,72258788010

2009/10/12

 

31,81658581280

-25,90235678030

rejected

 

31,79466917090

-25,83797900450

refused no consultation

 

31,82830611450

-25,64324150990

refused no consultation

 

31;75612168250

-25,62375976820

refused no consultation

MP30/5/1/1/2/13463PR

 

31,75612168250

-25,62375976820

No outcome yet 2015/03/03

   

31,83661113390

-2563062512550

 

MP30/5/1/112112928PR

31,96019608670

-25,67730561270

29/10/2014

MP30/5/1/1/2/13183PR

31,81958917440

-25,74072656330

rejected

MP30/5/1/1/2/13651PR

31,87511848300

-25,74720084110

4* November 2o014

MP30/5/1/1/2/13549PR

31,80121716950

-2563720520040

2015/06/03

MP30/5/1/1/2/14052PR

31,85030602510

-25,90690859510

rejected

MP30/5/1/1/2/15027PR

31,78440680450

-2563669016420

2018/11/06

MP30/5/1/1/2/14884PR

31,92466808080

-25,72794011510

lapsed

MP30/5/1/1/2/15634PR

31,48116350740

-25,70518383400

NotyetdeGdedon

MP30/5/1/1/2/15993PR

31,92447751970

-25,92195402590

Not yet decided on

 

20 November 2019 - NW91

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What is the (a) total number of mine workers who are employed in each mining company in the Republic, (b) location of each specified mine and (c) name of the company that manages each mine?

Reply:

The question should be referred the Department of Labour to as the competent Authority.

20 November 2019 - NW617

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Whether any license has been issued for mining, prospecting or exploration purposes to any mining company within 10 kilometers of the border of the Kruger National Park; if so, in each case, what are the details of each license issued, including the (a) date of issue, (b) company issued to, (c) minerals sought, (d) location of the license, (e) conditions attached to issuing of the license and (I) current status of each operation; (2) Whether the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries was consulted at any point during the licensing process; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the input of the specified department on the licensing of the operations; (3) Whether environmental impact assessments were conducted; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (a) what did each environmental impact assessment recommend and (b) were these recommendations complied with before issuing licenses?

Reply:

Yes, the Department has issued a prospecting right within 10 km of the border of the Kruger National Park.

(a) date of issue of the right: 06 October 2009 expiring on the 5 h October 2014, The said right was renewed and expired on the 26* August 2018.

(b) Name of the company: Manzolwandle Investments (Pty) Limited

(c) Minerals: Coal

(d) Location of the license: The Farm Tenbosch 162 JU, Turnbult 593 JU & Tecklenburg Ranch 548 JU in the Magisterial District of Barberton

(e) Conditions attached to the license: The applicable conditions of the prospecting right required the right holder to comply with section 19(1) and (2), section 38, 41, 42, 43 and the related Regulations as well as comply with the approved Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

§ Current status of the operation: The prospecting right has lapsed

2. Yes, the following organs of state in charge with the environment in terms of section 40 of the MPRDA:

    • National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
    • Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency

3. Yes, the Environmental Impact Assessment were conducted by the applicant as required in terms of section 39 of the MPRDA

a. the EIA recommended that the right be issued and financial provision for rehabilitation paid by the applicant in terms of section 41 of the MPRDA.

b. Yes, the applicant did comply with the recommendations.

19 November 2019 - NW873

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Has any of the fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Department of Correctional Services in the 2017-18 financial year been recovered from the relevant officials; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

A total of fifty six (56) cases of fruitless and wasteful expenditure were reported during 2017/18 financial year. The total value of the cases amounts to R41 233 748.00 and two (02) of the cases reported with a total amount of R9 701.00 were written off without any recoveries recommended because the expenditures were incurred in emergency service delivery. These 02 cases were due to:

(i) DCS team escorting offenders found that the accommodation which was booked was not safe for personnel and state vehicles and they moved to a more secured accommodation: R9 435.00.

(ii) Traffic offences by drivers led to the vehicle being impounded. The department had to pay R266.00 to release the vehicle for service delivery. The traffic fines were moved from the department proxy to the drivers to personally pay them:
R 266.00.

The department is in process of investigating all cases (except the two indicated above) and where applicable, recoveries and disciplinary process will be undertaken based on the outcomes of investigations.

END

19 November 2019 - NW1400

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Educationof Basic Education

What number of (a)(i) Braille textbooks and (ii) other books for schools have been published during the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2019 and (b) schools for the blind and vision impaired are still experiencing shortages of such books? NW2614E

Reply:

a)(1) 494 Braille textbook materials have been produced.

(a)(ii) 68 books for Reading and Literature have been produced in braille and 266 books have been produced in large print for the 22 schools for the blind.

(b) Provincial Education Departments and schools have been procuring braille

Textbooks to ensure all learners are provided with textbooks for subjects offered at the respective schools and where master copies are available. The DBE has obtained approval for procurement and funding of braille materials. DBE is presently procuring all materials where master copies have been produced for all provinces and schools.

19 November 2019 - NW1470

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

1) What is the Government ‘s position on the economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and the Europian Union; (2) Whether the Government supporst a human rights – based foreign policy; if not, why not; if so, (3) Whether the government stands in solidarity with Government of Zimbabwe, despite Zimbabwe’s alleged human rights abuses; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Our stance toward Zimbabwe’s economic sanctions is primarly guided by the position of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as the African Union (AU) position which calls for immediate lifting of the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and the European Union.
  2. South Africa’s foreign policy is premised on the observation and respect for human rights and this also guides our bilateral engagements.
  3. South Africa’s developmental aspirations and future are inextricably linked to that of the Southern African region, as such South Africa unequivocally stand in solidarity with all SADC member states including Zimbabwe. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) remains the United Nation’s mandated body to promote and protect human rights globally, not unilateral state’s decisions.

 

 

19 November 2019 - NW1368

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(i) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development did not do business with the persons, companies and trusts listed.

(ii) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) is not in a position to indicate whether it has done business with anyone of the listed individuals in the absence of more information regarding their identities such as identity numbers, Nationality, Occupations, ect.

(iii) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) did not do business with any of the companies mentioned by the Honourable Member.

(iv) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) did not do any business with any of the Trusts mentioned by the Honourable Member.

19 November 2019 - NW1396

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to the post provisioning norms as set by her department, what number of vacancies still exist in schools?

Reply:

Number of vacancies in schools at the end of September 2019 as reported by the Provincial Education Departments. Although these are reported vacancies that need to be advertised, this does not translate to real vacancies at the schools affected as temporary teachers have been appointed in these posts until they are filled permanently.

PROVINCE

Number of vacancies as at the end of September 2019

EASTERN CAPE

3 281

FREE STATE

843

GAUTENG

2 301

KWAZULU-NATAL

2 729

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

5 101

MPUMALANGA

1 178

NORTHERN CAPE

296

NORTH WEST

319

WESTERN CAPE

1 445

NATIONAL

27 751

Source: Provincial Education Department (PED) Quarterly Reports to the DBE

 

19 November 2019 - NW806

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What number of applications for mining licenses are still pending, (b) on what date was the oldest pending application submitted, (c) what number of the pending applications are from people who are already mining illegally and (d) on what date was the oldest pending application submitted by people mining illegally?

Reply:

(a) 314

(b) 10/06/2011

(c) 01

(d) 30/08/2018

19 November 2019 - NW1355

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?                        NW2568E

Reply:

No payments were made to the list of suppliers or individuals

19 November 2019 - NW1389

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether her department has commenced with a consultation process with parents and teachers regarding the implementation of comprehensive sexual education; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether a timeline for the roll-out of the learning material for comprehensive sexual education has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, (3) whether she unequivocally declares that comprehensive sexual education will not be implemented with the commencement of the 2020 academic year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) has been included in the curriculum since 2000. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is thus not introducing a new curriculum. The DBE has just initiated a process to strengthen the teaching of CSE in Life Skills (LS) and Life Orientation (LO). In this regard, Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) were developed and tested in over 1 500 schools in 5 provinces. The testing process included the orientation of School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and School Management Teams (SMTs), the training of teachers as well as the sensitisation of parents.

Parents, communities of trust, scholars, NGOs and Christian-Based Organisations have raised their concerns about the explicit content and pictorial/ diagrammatic representations in some of the SLPs. The Department is hard at work to address all the concerns raised to the extent necessary.

(2) Timelines for the full implementation of the SLPs in all schools have not yet been finalised. Full implementation of the SLPs across all grades is only envisaged for 2021.

(3) As indicated, in response 1, CSE has been part of the curriculum since 2000. The implementation of CSE will thus continue.

(4) I, as the Minister of Basic Education, will make a public statement once all preparations for the full roll-out of the SLPs are finalised.

 

18 November 2019 - NW1430

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.

18 November 2019 - NW1427

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the tender in respect of the D520 road in the North West (details furnished) has been advertised; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the tender awarded, (b) what is the name of the company that was awarded the tender, (c) what is the total amount of the tender and (d) on what date was it concluded?

Reply:

1. The road D520 from Makolokwe to Bethanie in the Bojanala District is not yet advertised due to budgetary constraints; however, it remains one of our priority project. It will therefore be advertised should the financial situation improve.

The Department appointed the design Engineers in August 2013 to design the road from gravel to surface standard, and to-date the design is completed and ready for implementation.

However, the implementation of the project require an Equitable Share funding that is limited. The provincial Equitable Share allocation to the Department is by far less than what is required (rand per rand match) with the grant and the current needs.

(a) (b) (c) (d) Please see above.

18 November 2019 - NW1307

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(a) Which international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 1 April 2014 were (i) related to the (aa) SA Copyright law and (bb) International Copyright law and (ii) sponsored by international corporations and (b) what is the name of each international corporation that sponsored each trip?

Reply:

The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr L October, has advised as follows:

  • In 2013/14 a dti official attended the Intellectual Property Conference in Brazil representing the former Minister Dr Rob Davies.
  • The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), together with the dti officials in April 2019 attended the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in particular the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). SCCR is an expert committee of WIPO responsible for global norm setting in the area of copyright. the dti officials also attended the WIPO General Assembly meeting in 2018 and 2019.
  • In November 2015 a dti official attended the African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property in Senegal.
  • In March 2018, a dti official attended the Africa Internet Academy in Mauritius.
  • In October 2018, a dti official attended the Advanced International Certificate on Intellectual Property in South Korea.
  • In 2019, the CIPC attended a Regional Conference on Copyright in Kenya, Nairobi.

The African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property in Senegal was sponsored by World Intellectual Property Organization. The Africa Internet Academy in Mauritius was sponsored by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore University and Google. The Intellectual Property training in South Korea was sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Regional Conference on Copyright in Kenya was sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Costs incurred for the above-mentioned trips were budgeted for and paid for by the department.

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW1306

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What are the details of all international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 2014, in each case, including the (a) date of the trip, (b) destination, (c) duration of the trip, (d) name of each official on the trip, (e) job title of each official on the trip, (f) purpose of the trip, (g) name of the conference or event attended and (h) name of each sponsor of the (i) trip and (ii) conference/event attended?

Reply:

The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr L October, has advised me of the following:

“The department was able to obtain limited information from the travel agents for the last two years as reflected in the table below.

Information in respect of sponsorships is contained in the department’s Annual Reports for the respective financial years.”

Date of Trip

Destination

Job Title

20171003

New York

Chief Director

20171003

New York

Chief Operating Officer

20171006

Morocco

Chief Director

20171007

Geneva

Director

20171007

Germany

Director

20171007

Germany

Chief Director

20171009

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20171011

Morocco

Deputy Director

20171012

New York

Deputy Director

20171012

New York

Director

20171012

New York

Deputy Director

20171013

Cuba

Deputy Director

20171013

Cuba

Director

20171013

Cuba

Deputy Director

20171014

Brussels

Deputy Director

20171014

Brussels

Director

20171014

Germany

Deputy Director

20171014

Germany

Director

20171014

Ireland

Director

20171014

Ireland

Chief Director

20171015

Indonesia

Chief Director

20171015

Indonesia

Director

20171016

Brussels

Chief Director

20171016

Brussels

Chief Director

20171019

Amsterdam

Director

20171021

Geneva

Assistant Director

20171021

Geneva

Deputy Director

20171021

Germany

Deputy Director

20171022

Denmark

Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Deputy Director

20171022

Moscow

Chief Operating Officer

20171022

Moscow

Director

20171022

Moscow

Assistant Director

20171022

Austria

Chief Director

20171027

Cuba

Director

20171027

Cuba

Assistant Director

20171027

Cuba

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171027

Cuba

Advanced Team Assistant

20171027

Miami

Deputy Director

20171028

Cuba

None Employee

20171029

Germany

Director

20171029

Munich

Chief Operating Officer

20171030

California

Deputy Director

20171031

France

Director

20171104

Germany

Deputy Director

20171104

Germany

Deputy Director

20171104

Ireland

Deputy Director

20171104

Ireland

Project & Office Manager

20171105

Geneva

Director

20171105

Geneva

Director

20171105

Geneva

Assistant Director

20171105

Philippines

Deputy Director

20171105

Philippines

Assistant Director

20171105

Philippines

Director

20171107

Pakistan

Deputy Director

20171111

Ireland

Director

20171111

Ireland

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171111

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20171111

Sydney

Assistant Director

20171111

Sydney

Deputy Director

20171111

Austria

Director

20171112

Germany

Personal Assistant

20171113

Brussels

Chief Director

20171113

Cuba

Assistant Director

20171115

New York

Chief Director

20171118

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171118

London

Senior Administration Clerk

20171119

Korea

Deputy Director

20171119

Korea

Advanced Team Assistant

20171119

Korea

Chief Director

20171119

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20171119

Saudi Arabia

Director

20171120

Geneva

Deputy Director

20171121

China

Chief Director

20171121

China

Director

20171121

China

Deputy Director

20171121

China

Director

20171123

Munich

Advanced Team Assistant

20171123

Munich

Director

20171125

Amsterdam

Trade and Industry Advisor

20171125

Dubai

Assistant Director

20171125

India

Deputy Director

20171125

India

Chief Director

20171125

India

Chief Director

20171125

India

Director

20171125

London

Director

20171125

Sweden

Director

20171130

Austria

Director

20171202

Athens

Director

20171202

Athens

Deputy Director

20171202

Brazil

Deputy Director

20171202

Brazil

Chief Director

20171202

Brazil

Deputy Director

20171202

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20171202

Sao Paolo

Assistant Director

20171202

Sri Lanka

Deputy Director

20171205

London

Assistant Director

20171206

Argentina

Deputy Director

20171206

Sao Paulo

Secretary

20171206

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20171206

Shanghai

Director

20171209

Geneva

Director

20171214

Argentina

Deputy Director

20171214

Argentina

Assistant Director

20171214

Argentina

Chief Director

20171214

Argentina

Advanced Team Assistant

20171214

Argentina

Director

20171214

Argentina

Chief Operating Officer

20180107

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180107

Atlanta

Divisional Financial Advisor

20180107

Atlanta

Project Manager

20180107

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180120

Shanghai

Director

20180120

Singapore

Director

20180120

Zurich

Chief Of Staff

20180121

Zurich

Chief Director

20180122

London

Assistant Director

20180124

Italy

Assistant Director

20180126

Dubai

Personal Assistant

20180126

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180126

Austria

Chief Director

20180127

Dubai

Chief Director

20180127

Geneva

Chief Director

20180127

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Deputy Director

20180128

Comoro

Chief Director

20180128

Geneva

Director

20180128

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180129

Geneva

Director

20180203

Moscow

Assistant Director

20180204

Germany

Assistant Director

20180204

Germany

Director

20180204

Germany

Deputy Director

20180204

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180206

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180206

Argentina

Assistant Director

20180209

Istanbul

Director

20180209

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20180209

Las Vegas

Director

20180210

Las Vegas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180210

Austria

Deputy Director

20180210

Austria

Deputy Director

20180210

Austria

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180213

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180213

Germany

Deputy Director

20180214

Brussels

Assistant Director

20180214

Brussels

Director

20180214

Brussels

Deputy Director

20180214

Germany

Chief Director

20180214

Germany

Senior Administration Clerk

20180215

Brussels

Director

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180215

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180215

Dubai

Director

20180215

Dubai

Director

20180215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20180217

Brussels

Chief Director

20180217

Brussels

Director

20180217

India

Chief Director

20180217

India

Deputy Director

20180217

India

Director

20180218

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180218

New York

Deputy Director

20180218

New York

Chief Director

20180219

Brussels

Deputy Director

20180220

India

Director

20180221

Brussels

Director

20180225

London

Deputy Director General

20180225

London

Director

20180227

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20180227

Saudi Arabia

Assistant Director

20180301

Canada

Assistant Director

20180301

Canada

Senior Communication Officer

20180301

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180302

Canada

Deputy Director

20180302

Canada

Director

20180302

Canada

Assistant Director

20180302

Tokyo

Director

20180302

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20180302

Tokyo

Communication Officer

20180303

Bahrain

Assistant Director

20180303

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180303

London

Assistant Director

20180303

London

Assistant Director

20180304

France

Assistant Director

20180310

France

Assistant Director

20180310

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180310

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180311

Vietnam

Deputy Director

20180311

Vietnam

Assistant Director

20180314

Germany

Deputy Director

20180314

Germany

Deputy Director

20180315

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20180315

New York

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Deputy Director

20180317

Colombia

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180317

Columbia

Deputy Director

20180317

Germany

Director

20180317

Germany

Chief Director

20180317

Los Angeles

Chief Director

20180317

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20180318

Geneva

Director

20180318

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180318

New Delhi

Chief Director

20180320

France

Director

20180320

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20180321

Los Angeles

Deputy Director

20180323

Colombia

Director

20180324

Chengdu

Director

20180324

China

Director

20180324

France

Assistant Director

20180324

France

Director

20180324

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180324

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180325

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180326

Geneva

Director

20180328

Brazil

Assistant Director

20180330

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180402

New Delhi

Director

20180404

London

Director

20180404

London

Director

20180407

Dubai

Chief Director

20180407

Austria

Deputy Director

20180407

Austria

Director

20180407

Austria

Deputy Director

20180407

Austria

Chief Director

20180413

France

Chief Director

20180413

Germany

Deputy Director

20180413

Germany

Call Centre Manager

20180413

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180413

Malaysia

Deputy Director

20180413

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180413

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180414

Indonesia

Director

20180414

Ireland

Assistant Director

20180414

London

Director

20180414

London

Chief Director

20180414

London

Chief Director

20180414

London

Deputy Director

20180414

London

Director

20180415

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180415

London

Chief Director

20180415

London

Deputy Director

20180416

London

Director

20180416

London

Director

20180416

London

Director

20180420

Chile

Assistant Director

20180420

Chile

Assistant Director

20180420

Chile

Deputy Director

20180420

New York

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180421

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180421

Germany

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180421

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180421

New York

Director

20180422

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20180422

Istanbul

Assistant Director

20180424

Munich

Assistant Director

20180424

Munich

Director

20180424

New Delhi

Chief Operating Officer

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Chief Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180424

Sydney

Chief Director

20180424

Sydney

Director

20180425

New York

Deputy Director

20180425

New York

Director

20180427

Texas

Director

20180427

Texas

Assistant Director

20180427

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180428

London

Deputy Director

20180428

London

Director

20180502

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180502

Brussel

Director

20180503

Portugal

Chief Director

20180503

Portugal

Director

20180504

Argentina

Assistant Director

20180504

Dubai

Deputy Director

20180504

Dubai

Chief audit Executive

20180504

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20180504

France

Deputy Director

20180505

Argentina

Chief Director

20180505

Canada

Deputy Director

20180505

Greece

Assistant Director

20180505

Greece

Assistant Director

20180505

Greece

Deputy Director

20180508

Qatar

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180513

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20180517

China

Chief Economist

20180521

France

Director

20180521

France

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180521

Indonesia

Assistant Director

20180521

Indonesia

Director

20180522

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20180522

France

Director

20180522

France

Chief Director

20180522

Munich

Chief Operating Officer

20180522

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Assistant Director

20180523

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180523

Indonesia

Deputy Director

20180523

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180525

Texas

Chief Director

20180526

Amsterdam

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180526

Shanghai

Director

20180529

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20180529

Las Vegas

Chief Director

20180601

Hong Kong

Deputy Director

20180601

Sydney

Deputy Director

20180601

Sydney

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180602

Athens

Director

20180602

Athens

Chief Director

20180602

Boston

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180602

Boston

Chief Director

20180602

Boston

Director

20180602

Boston

Director

20180602

Moscow

Deputy Director

20180603

Argentina

Director

20180603

Argentina

Director

20180604

Canada

Director

20180605

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180605

Canada

Assistant Director

20180609

Latvia

Director

20180609

Latvia

Chief Director

20180609

Paris

Director

20180609

Paris

Assistant Director

20180615

Austria

Director

20180615

Austria

Chief Director

20180616

Latvia

Director

20180617

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180617

Geneva

Director

20180617

New York

Deputy Director

20180617

New York

Director

20180617

Austria

Director

20180617

Austria

Senior Communication Officer

20180618

Paris

Chief Director

20180622

China

Deputy Director

20180622

China

Deputy Director

20180622

China

Assistant Director

20180622

New Delhi

Chief Director

20180622

Austria

Assistant Director

20180623

Dubai

Director

20180623

India

Director

20180623

Philippines

Assistant Director

20180623

Philippines

Deputy Director

20180626

London

Chief Director

20180626

London

Director

20180630

Milan

Deputy Director

20180630

Milan

Deputy Director

20180630

Shanghai

Chief Director

20180630

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20180707

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20180707

Washington

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180707

Washington

Assistant Director

20180707

Washington

Director

20180707

Washington

Advanced Team Assistant

20180707

Washington

Deputy Director

20180709

Atlanta

Project Manager

20180710

Abu Dhabi

Director

20180710

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20180710

Atlanta

Deputy Director

20180710

Dubai

Chief Director

20180710

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180710

Saudi Arabia

Chief Financial Officer

20180711

Brazil

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180711

Brazil

Deputy Director

20180717

Xiamen

Deputy Director

20180717

Xiamen

Intern

20180720

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180721

Seoul

Assistant Director

20180804

London

Director

20180805

Geneva

Assistant Director

20180821

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180823

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20180823

France

Deputy Director

20180824

Austria

Director

20180826

Oslo

Deputy Director

20180826

Australia

Deputy Director

20180826

Singapore

Director

20180826

Singapore

Director

20180827

Australia

Director

20180829

Beijing

Assistant Director

20180829

China

Chief Operating Officer

20180829

China

Deputy Director

20180829

China

Assistant Director

20180830

Bangkok

Director

20180830

Bangkok

Assistant Director

20180830

Beijing

Chief Director

20180830

Beijing

Deputy Director

20180830

China

Director

20180830

Indonesia

Chief Director

20180830

Peru

Director

20180830

Peru

Director

20180830

Peru

Assistant Director

20180830

Peru

Deputy Director

20180901

China

Assistant Director

20180901

China

Assistant Director

20180901

China

Deputy Director

20180904

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180904

Canada

Assistant Director

20180904

China

Director

20180904

China

Deputy Director

20180904

Austria

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

20180906

Hong Kong

Chief Director

20180910

Argentina

Director

20180911

Argentina

Chief Director

20180911

Argentina

Deputy Director

20180913

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180913

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180914

Moscow

Call Centre Manager

20180914

Moscow

Communication Officer

20180914

Moscow

Assistant Director

20180914

Paris

Assistant Director

20180914

Paris

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180914

Sao Paulo

Deputy Director

20180915

Denmark

Director

20180915

France

Deputy Director

20180915

France

Chief Audit Executive

20180915

Paris

Assistant Director

20180915

Tokyo

Senior Communication Officer

20180915

Tokyo

Director

20180915

Tokyo

Director

20180916

Germany

Deputy Director

20180916

Tokyo

Chief Director

20180917

France

Chief Director

20180917

France

Executive Assistant

20180917

France

Director

20180917

France

Director General

20180917

France

Chief Director

20180920

New York

Deputy Director

20180920

New York

Assistant Director

20180920

New York

Deputy Director

20180920

New York

Advanced Team Assistant

20180921

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180922

Poland

Director

20180923

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180923

Geneva

Deputy Director

20180923

Thailand

Assistant Director

20180924

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20180924

Italy

Deputy Director

20180924

Italy

Assistant Director

20180925

Colombia

Director

20180926

Dubai

Director

20180927

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20180928

Dubai

Deputy Director

20180928

Miami

Advanced Team Assistant

20180929

Belgium

Chief Director

20180929

Belgium

Deputy Director

20180930

Houston

Deputy Director

20180930

Houston

Deputy Director

20181001

London

Chief Director

20181004

Dubai

Chief Director

20181004

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20181004

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20181004

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20181007

Geneva

Director

20181009

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20181010

Florida

Deputy Director

20181013

Florida

Chief Operating Officer

20181014

Canada

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181014

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181014

Oslo, Norway

Assistant Director

20181014

Oslo, Norway

Deputy Director

20181014

Sri Lanka

Deputy Director

20181015

China

Communication Officer

20181016

China

Advanced Team Assistant

20181016

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181016

Miami

Personal Assistant

20181016

Zurich

Director

20181017

France

Deputy Director

20181018

France

Deputy Director

20181018

France

Assistant Director

20181019

Canada

Deputy Director

20181019

Cuba

Chief Financial Officer

20181020

France

Director

20181020

Geneva

Director

20181020

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181022

Brussels

Chief Of Staff

20181022

Brussels

Chief Director

20181022

Brussels

Personal Assistant

20181022

Mexico

Assistant Director

20181022

Mexico

Director

20181022

Mexico

Chief Director

20181026

Cuba

Assistant Director

20181026

Dubai

Director

20181026

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181027

California

Deputy Director

20181027

California

Chief Operating Officer

20181027

Cuba

Deputy Director

20181028

California

Director

20181028

California

Deputy Director

20181028

California

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181029

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20181031

California

Chief Of Staff

20181031

Shanghai

Chief Director

20181031

Shanghai

Assistant Director

20181101

China

Deputy Director

20181101

Oslo, Norway

Chief Director

20181103

Cuba

Assistant Director

20181103

Shanghai

Chief Director

20181104

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20181106

Geneva

Chief Economist

20181110

Los Angeles

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181110

Sweden

Trade and Industry Advisor

20181111

Geneva

Assistant Director

20181111

Istanbul

Chief Director

20181117

Amsterdam

Assistant Director

20181117

Geneva

Director

20181118

Moscow

Personal Assistant

20181122

Moscow

Personal Assistant

20181124

Italy

Deputy Director

20181125

London

Deputy Director

20181126

Atlanta

Chief Director

20181126

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20181129

Bangkok

Deputy Director

20181201

Geneva

Assistant Director

20181201

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181202

Bangkok

Chief Director

20181202

Bangkok

Director

20181202

Geneva

Deputy Director

20181208

Dubai

Administrative Officer

20181208

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181208

Dubai

Deputy Director

20181209

Guangzhou

Deputy Director

20181209

London

Deputy Director

20181210

Dubai

Assistant Director

20181212

London

Deputy Director

20181212

London

Director

20190112

Shanghai

Chief Of Staff

20190112

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20190112

Shanghai

Deputy Director

20190112

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190112

Tokyo

Director

20190112

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190115

New Delhi

Director

20190115

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190119

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190119

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190121

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190121

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190121

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190122

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190122

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190122

Zurich

Chief Director

20190123

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190125

Germany

Chief Director

20190126

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190127

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190131

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190131

New York

Deputy Director

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190202

Germany

Director

20190202

Germany

Call Centre Manager

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190202

Germany

Assistant Director

20190210

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190210

Brazil

Chief Director

20190210

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190210

Geneva

Director

20190210

Germany

Intern

20190210

Germany

Deputy Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Deputy Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Assistant Director

20190213

Abu Dhabi

Assistant Director

20190214

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190214

Dubai

Senior Communication Officer

20190215

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190215

Dubai

Personal Assistant

20190215

Dubai

Director

20190215

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190215

India

Chief Director

20190215

India

Deputy Director

20190217

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190217

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190217

Mumbai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190217

Mumbai

Director

20190217

Mumbai

Director

20190217

Mumbai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190218

New York

Assistant Director

20190218

New York

Chief Director

20190220

Sydney

Team Assistant

20190222

Sydney

Chief Director

20190223

Brisbane

Deputy Director

20190223

Brisbane

Deputy Director

20190223

Brisbane

Director

20190223

Australia

Deputy Director

20190223

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190223

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190223

Mumbai

Chief Director

20190224

Colombia

Director

20190224

Colombia

Deputy Director

20190226

Colombia

Chief Director

20190228

Canada

Assistant Director

20190301

Canada

Director

20190301

Canada

Deputy Director

20190301

France

Director

20190301

France

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190301

Tokyo

Intern

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190301

Tokyo

Senior Communication

20190301

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190302

France

Communication Officer

20190303

Geneva

Director

20190303

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190306

Texas

Assistant Director

20190308

Brazil

Intern

20190308

Brazil

Chief Director

20190308

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190309

France

Deputy Director

20190311

Italy

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190311

Italy

Call Centre Manager

20190311

Italy

Director

20190313

Malaysia

Assistant Director

20190314

Germany

Intern

20190316

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190316

Dubai

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190316

Hong Kong

Deputy Director

20190316

Hong Kong

Director

20190319

Geneva

Director

20190319

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190319

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Director

20190319

Germany

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Deputy Director

20190319

Germany

Chief Director

20190323

Argentina

Assistant Director

20190323

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190323

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190324

France

Director

20190324

France

Chief Director

20190324

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190324

Austria

Director

20190324

Austria

Chief Director

20190326

Morocco

Intern

20190326

Morocco

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190326

Tokyo

Director

20190326

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190329

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190329

Brazil

Assistant Director

20190329

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190330

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190330

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190331

Nepal

Director

20190331

Nepal

Chief Director

20190403

Miami

Deputy Director

20190403

Miami

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190405

Dubai

Director

20190405

Dubai

Chief Director

20190405

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190407

Tokyo

Director

20190409

Colombia

Chief Director

20190412

Moscow

Director

20190412

Russia

Chief Director

20190412

Russia

Deputy Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Chief Director

20190414

Saudi Arabia

Deputy Director

20190417

Moscow

Chief Director

20190421

Moscow

Advanced Team Assistant

20190421

Moscow

Deputy Director

20190423

Canada

Deputy Director

20190423

China

Chief Director

20190423

China

Deputy Director

20190423

China

Director

20190424

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20190424

Istanbul

Chief Director

20190427

Canada

Deputy Director

20190427

Canada

Deputy Director

20190427

Geneva

Director

20190427

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190427

Morocco

Chief Director

20190502

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190502

Texas

Director

20190502

Texas

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190503

Texas

Communication Officer

20190503

Texas

Senior Communication Officer

20190503

Washington

Deputy Director

20190504

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190504

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190504

Portugal

Chief Director

20190504

Portugal

Director

20190504

Texas

Deputy Director

20190506

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190506

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190511

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190511

New Delhi

Chief Director

20190511

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190511

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190513

France

Deputy Director

20190513

France

Director

20190513

France

Chief Director

20190513

Tokyo

Director

20190518

Geneva

Director

20190518

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190519

China

Assistant Director

20190519

Korea

Assistant Director

20190519

Korea

Assistant Director

20190521

Amsterdam

Chief Director

20190521

France

Deputy Director

20190525

Germany

Director

20190525

Germany

Chief Director

20190527

Brazil

Director

20190527

Denmark

Chief Director

20190527

Denmark

Director

20190527

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190527

Indonesia

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190527

Indonesia

Director

20190528

Portugal

Chief Director

20190528

Portugal

Director

20190530

Sudan

Deputy Director

20190601

Pennsylvania

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190602

Oslo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190603

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190604

Geneva

Director

20190604

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190604

St Petersburg

Director

20190604

St Petersburg

Chief Director

20190604

St Petersburg

Deputy Director

20190606

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190608

Brazil

Director

20190608

Brazil

Chief Director

20190608

Dubai

Deputy Director

20190608

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190608

Dubai

Assistant Director

20190608

Dubai

Media Liaison Officer

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Director

20190608

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190608

Geneva

Chief Director

20190608

London

Advanced Team Assistant

20190608

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190608

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190609

Washington

Chief Director

20190609

Washington

Deputy Director

20190610

Edinburgh

Senior Specialist

20190610

Geneva

Director

20190610

Manchester

Director

20190610

Vienna, Austria

Chief Director

20190613

Germany

Director

20190614

France

Advanced Team Assistant

20190614

France

Director

20190614

New York

Chief Director

20190615

Malaysia

Personal Assistant

20190615

Malaysia

Deputy Director

20190615

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190615

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190615

Moscow

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

Munich

Deputy Director

20190615

New York

Assistant Director

20190615

New York

Deputy Director

20190616

Finland

Deputy Director

20190616

Finland

Non dti Official

20190616

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190616

London

Director

20190618

Istanbul

Deputy Director

20190618

Istanbul

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190622

Kazakhstan

Director

20190622

Kazakhstan

Deputy Director

20190622

Kazakhstan

Chief Director

20190623

Geneva

Legal Officer

20190624

Korea

Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Deputy Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Deputy Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Assistant Director

20190624

Osaka, Japan

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190625

New York

Assistant Director

20190625

New York

Deputy Director

20190625

New York

Chief Director

20190625

New York

Director

20190626

Germany

Assistant Director

20190626

New Delhi

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190626

New Delhi

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190626

New Delhi

Director

20190626

New Delhi

Director

20190626

Osaka, Japan

Chief Director

20190627

Geneva

Director

20190627

Geneva

Director

20190627

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190627

London

Deputy Director

20190628

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190630

Geneva

Chief Director

20190702

Switzerland

Chief Director

20190702

Switzerland

Deputy Director

20190702

Switzerland

Assistant Director

20190702

Switzerland

Deputy Director

20190702

Zurich

Director

20190702

Zurich

Director

20190705

Los Angeles

Chief Audit Executive

20190705

Los Angeles

Assistant Director

20190705

Zurich

Deputy Director

20190706

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190709

London

Deputy Director

20190710

New Delhi

Deputy Director

20190710

New Delhi

Director

20190712

New York

Assistant Director

20190713

Brussels

Assistant Director

20190713

Australia

Director

20190713

Australia

Deputy Director

20190715

Seychelles

Director

20190717

India

Assistant Director

20190717

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190717

New Delhi

Assistant Director

20190718

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190718

London

Deputy Director

20190722

London

Director

20190727

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190727

Geneva

Chief Director

20190727

Geneva

Assistant Director

20190729

Abu Dhabi

Director

20190729

Las Vegas

Assistant Director

20190729

Las Vegas

Deputy Director

20190729

Tokyo

Chief Operating Officer

20190808

New York

Intern

20190808

New York

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190809

New York

Personal Assistant

20190824

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190824

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190824

Tokyo

Deputy Director

20190824

Tokyo

Assistant Director

20190825

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190825

Tokyo

Chief Director

20190826

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190826

Japan

Deputy Director

20190826

Japan

Assistant Director

20190826

London

Chief Director

20190826

Shanghai

Chief Director

20190829

Tokyo

Director

20190829

Tokyo

Director

20190829

United Kingdom

Assistant Director

20190829

United Kingdom

Deputy Director

20190831

China

Intern

20190831

China

Assistant Director

20190831

China

Deputy Director

20190831

Australia

Director

20190901

Chengdu

Assistant Director

20190901

Chengdu

Director

20190901

Chengdu

Advanced Team Assistant

20190901

Chengdu

Assistant Director

20190901

China

Assistant Director

20190901

Australia

Assistant Director

20190903

Canada

Director

20190903

Chengdu

Deputy Director

20190903

Chengdu

Private Secretary

20190903

Chengdu

Technical Assistant

20190903

Chengdu

Deputy Director

20190905

London

Director

20190905

London

Trade and Industry Advisor

20190905

London

Assistant Director

20190906

Canada

Director

20190906

Canada

Director

20190907

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190907

Geneva

Director

20190912

Brazil

Chief Director

20190914

Brazil

Director

20190914

Brazil

Chief Director

20190914

Kuwait

Deputy Director

20190914

Kuwait

Assistant Director

20190915

Pennsylvania

Deputy Director

20190915

Pennsylvania

Deputy Director

20190915

Turkey

Deputy Director

20190915

Turkey

Chief Director

20190915

Turkey

Assistant Director

20190918

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190918

Brazil

Deputy Director

20190918

Peru

Deputy Director

20190920

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190920

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190920

Moscow

Call Centre Manager

20190921

Moscow

Director

20190921

Moscow

Assistant Director

20190925

Atlanta

Chief Operating Officer

20190925

Atlanta

Chief Director

20190928

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190928

Geneva

Deputy Director

20190929

Philippines

Deputy Director

20190929

Philippines

Assistant Director

20190930

Philippines

Communication Officer

20191002

Prague

Deputy Director

20191002

Prague

Private Secretary

20191002

Prague

Intern

20191002

Prague

Deputy Director

20191005

London

Deputy Director

20191005

London

Deputy Director

20191009

California

Assistant Director

20191009

California

Trade and Industry Advisor

-END-

18 November 2019 - NW1366

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Water and Sanitation have advised me that they have not done business with the companies referred to by the Honourable Member in the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019 to date.

18 November 2019 - NW1332

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects and (b) are the deadlines, milestones and timelines of each specified project?

Reply:

(a) What steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects

The Working for Tourism Programme supports both skills and infrastructure development projects. There are different reasons for delays in these two types of projects.

  • Skills development projects are typically delayed as a result of not being able to find suitable service providers, due mainly to non-responsiveness of the bids received. The Department now conducts compulsory briefing sessions for open bids in order to clarify the requirements of the terms of reference as an attempt to address this challenge.

A panel of service providers was appointed for various skills programmes to fast track the appointment of implementers

  • The Infrastructure Projects have been deliberately delayed through a management decision to halt all infrastructure projects while and extensive review process was undertaken. This review process was conducted in 2016/17 on behalf of the Department by the Government Technical Advisory. Committee (GTAC), an agency of National Treasury, of both individual projects as well as the entire implementation system. The review was necessary as there had been challenges in the implementation of the infrastructure projects which needed to be fully understood. As it would have been noted, the infrastructure project remains a challenge for the department and currently reviewing all past projects so that decisions can be taken about them individually. The intention is to ensure we recover the lost resources through law enforcement agencies so that we can conclude some of the projects.

(b) What are the deadlines, Milestones and timelines of each specified project

  • The skills training programme that was delayed is the food safety programme. The procurement of the service providers will be in place by the end of January 2020.
  • The AG report highlighted substantial challenges and as a result, the infrastructure projects that were deliberately delayed have not yet re-commenced. Once evaluation process has been concluded we will report to parliament with Wayforward

18 November 2019 - NW1422

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

(1) (a) What number of Ministers from the Fifth Parliament are currently in arrears with their rental payments on their Ministerial houses, (b) what is being done to collect the outstanding monies and (c) what (i) is the quantum outstanding by each department and (ii) total amount is outstanding; (2) (a) what number of Ministers from the Sixth Parliament are in arrears with their rental payments on their Ministerial houses, (b) what is being done to collect the outstanding monies and (c) what (i) is the quantum outstanding by each department and (ii) total amount is outstanding?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has informed me there are 43 Ministers, who are past and returning members of who are currently in arrears with their payments.

(b) Letters for payment arrangements with statements were sent to them. Some have instituted stop order payment and we are following up on others. If arrangements are not made and payments have not been received the account will be handed over to the State attorney for debt collection.

(c) (i) and (ii) See the attached ANNEXURE A

2. (a) A new Guide for Executive Members came to effective on 8 June 2019 and are currently under review by the President. Once the new guide for executive members is approved by the President it will be implemented.

(b) Not applicable

(c) (i) and (ii) Not applicable

Annexure A

RENTALS FOR STATE-OWNED RESIDENCES

OCCUPANT

AMOUNT

AMOUNT

 

OWING

PAID SINCE

Former Minister

R64 272,37

R0,00

Former Minister

R5 042,42

R0,00

Former Minister

R2 108,35

R0,00

Former Minister

R66 564,35

R0,00

Former Minister

R7 709,58

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R3 134,47

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R595,92

R0,00

Former Minister

R51 273,73

R0,00

Former Minister

R17 457,45

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R145,94

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R505,62

R0,00

Former Minister

R805,71

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R839,37

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R1 685,68

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R4 990,06

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R5 089,05

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R11 427,21

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R22 891,79

R0,00

Former Minister

R41 505,31

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R69 365,92

R0,00

Former Minister

R73 503,58

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R74 323,99

R0,00

Former Minister

R144 165,92

R0,00

Former Deputy Minister

R34 753,13

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R63 329,07

R0,00

Former Minister

R61 396,00

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R14 444,62

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R9 994,77

R3 000,00

Minister

R9 348,03

R3 602,46

Deputy Minister

R412,83

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R47 054,24

R0,00

Minister

R16 105,43

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R40 834,20

R0,00

Minister

R16 768,52

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R48 823,62

R2 966,70

Deputy Minister

R21 031,69

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R21 776,63

R2 732,37

Minister

R15 028,30

R0,00

Minister

R58 949,45

R3 602,46

Deputy Minister

R38 058,24

R0,00

Deputy Minister

R65 475,93

R0,00

Minister

R39 043,01

R0,00

Minister

R12 163,63

R0,00

TOTAL

R1 304 195,11

 

18 November 2019 - NW1473

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department is fully operational; (2) are officials employed at his department still receiving their full salaries while his department is not fully operational; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

At the outset, I must place it on record that the function of vehicle registration and licensing in terms of the Constitution resides with the respective Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in each province. The processes in terms of evaluation, registration and operation of Registering Authorities (RAs) Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) and Vehicle Testing Stations (VTSs) are further prescribed in the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act no 93 of 1996). Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department (it is assumed that the RA is being referred to) therefor resides under Mpumalanga province.

(1) The Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department (RA) responsible for inter alia motor vehicle registration and licensing is not fully operational.

(2) All officials employed are receiving their full salaries including six officials that are currently suspended due to alleged involvement in fraud and corruption. The further details cannot be disclosed as due legal processes are still underway or pending. The suspension of the officials rendered the RA not fully operational.

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 - NW1491

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Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Transport

What is his department’s immediate plan to intervene in the ongoing disputes regarding routes between Über and meter taxis that continue to put passengers at risk?

Reply:

The National Land Transport Act, 05 of 2009 (the Act) provides that anyone who transport passengers for reward must have an operating license. Currently the Provincial Regulatory Entities are issuing operating license for both meter taxi and E-hailing services.

The Department held meetings with both E-hailling and metered taxi operators where it was agreed that all operators must obtain an operating license in order to operate a public transport service. Furthermore, both operators were encouraged to pick up passenger in areas where they have authority to do so.

The Act also creates an offence to anyone who provides a public transport services without the necessary operating licence. If found to be providing public transport without the licence, the relevant vehicle must be impounded and a determined fine must be paid before the vehicle is released by law enforcement. The fine varies from Province to Province since this power rests with the MECs and it goes up on a second and third offence.

18 November 2019 - NW1259

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)What (a) is the current total cost of renovating the Credo Mutwa museum and library in Kuruman, Northern Cape and (b) amount was (i) allocated for the specific library, house and museum project by (aa) the Northern Cape government and (bb) his department and (ii) donated by the National Lotteries commission towards the construction of the Credo Mutwa museum; (2) (a) on what date was the museum and library renovation project supposed to be completed and (b) by what date will the project be completed; (3) whether any investigation was conducted regarding mismanagement and/or maladministration of the project; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the status of the investigation, (b) will he furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a progress report and (c) what is the case number allocated to the investigation? NW2471E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

“(1) (a) Only NLC funded the project.

(b) (i) (aa) no funding from the Northern Cape Government (bb) no funding from the department and (ii) the NLC approved R19 Million for the following key items: construction of a new Library and Museum, operational cost (including free Wi-Fi to the public), appointment of the Librarian and a Curator. The project relating to the renovation of Mr Mutwa’s home was sanctioned by the Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and NLC did not play a role.

(2) (a) The construction of the Library and Museum commenced in December 2017 and was completed in September 2018. The project was launched/handed over to the community on the 15th April 2019.

(b) The project is fully completed in line with the budget allocated by the NLC, the project was handed over and since then it has been fully utilized by the community.

(3) No (a) Not applicable (b) Not applicable (c) None “

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18 November 2019 - NW1379

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

I am informed by the Director-General that the department has not conducted business with any of the companies and trusts specified nor any of the specified persons in their personal capacity.

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18 November 2019 - NW1421

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

(a) What total number of sessional workers and other officials are housed at each of the parliamentary villages, (b) to which departments and/or Ministers are the specified persons assigned, (c) what number of days and/or nights do they spend at the parliamentary villages and (d) what additional perks do they receive, including (i) transport, (ii) school transport for their children; and (iii) any other perks?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1421 (a) The total number of sessional officials and other officials housed at each of the Parliamentary Villages, are as follows:

PARLIAMENTARY VILLAGE

NUMBER OF OFFICIALS HOUSED

Acacia Park

246

Pelican Park

38

Laboria Park

8

TOTAL

292

(b) The above mentioned officials are assigned to the following Minister / Departments:

  • Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development;
  • Basic Education;
  • Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs;
  • Communications;
  • Defence and Military Veterans;
  • Economic Development;
  • Employment and Labour;
  • Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries;
  • Finance;
  • Health;
  • Home Affairs;
  • Higher Education, Science and Technology;
  • Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation;
  • International Relations and Co-operation;
  • Justice and Correctional Services;
  • Mineral Resources and Energy;
  • Police;
  • Presidency;
  • Public Enterprises;
  • Public Service and Administration;
  • Public Works and Infrastructure;
  • Small Business Development;
  • Social Development;
  • Sports, Arts and Culture;
  • State Security;
  • Tourism;
  • Trade and Industry;
  • Transport; and
  • Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities; and
  • ANC Caucus (support staff to disabled MP’s).

(c) The official unit is allocated to officials for a Parliamentary year at a time.

(d) (i) Transport is provided for the official from the Parliamentary villages to and from the Parliamentary Precinct.

(ii) Scholar transport is provided for declared dependants (learners) of officials residing at the Parliamentary Villages.

(iii) None.

18 November 2019 - NW1293

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to his reply to question 802 on 14 October 2019, wherein he indicated that the first phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme was completed on 27 March 2019, what (a) are the deliverables for the second phase of the programme, (b) is the progress of the second phase as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (c) is the envisaged completion date of the second phase and (d) amount has been budgeted or allocated to the second phase in the 2019-20 financial year? NW2504E

Reply:

The revitalization of Ekandustria Industrial Park for Phase 2 has been scoped and the application has been submitted for funding but not yet processed. I am advised that part of the scope includes the following:

  1. Refurbishment of fire hydrants
  2. Refurbishment of Buildings and roofs
  3. Solid Landfill refurbishment and compliance
  4. Storm water refurbishment
  5. Electrical Reticulations and refurbishment of high mast lights
  6. Construction of Pre -Treatment Plant
  7. Completion of fencing.

b) The second phase has not been initiated as yet pending funding approval.

c) The completion date will be determined following the initiation of the project.

d) The budgeted allocation for the second phase is dependant on budgetary approval.

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