Questions and Replies

31 July 2019 - NW9

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What is the plan of his department regarding the regularity with which crime statistics will be released?

Reply:

The issue on the regularity of crime statistics release has been discussed at various meetings, in the Portfolio Committee on Police, in the previous financial years. However, Section 218 (f) of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) provides that, "subject to the directions of the Minister of Safety and Security, the National Commissioner will be responsible for the keeping and provision of crime intelligence data, criminal records and statistics".

The above section has been retained, in terms of item 24 of Schedule 6 to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996).

Hence, it is only the Minister who can pronounce on the matter.
 

Reply to question 9 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-07-16

Reply to question 9 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019-07-24

31 July 2019 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the current status of case number CAS 1042/07/16 opened in Sandton;(2) have the relevant persons provided feedback to the complainant; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) have the relevant persons provided feedback to the complainant; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the SA Police Service has made contact with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA); if not, why not; if so, what was the response of the HPCSA?

Reply:

(1)(2)(3) The requested information is not readily available, as it needs to be verified and obtained from the province. A request is, hereby, made for an extension of two weeks, in order to provide a verified and accurate response.

Reply to question 116 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16

Reply to question 116 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW115

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of holding cells are there at (i) Crystal Park Police Station and (ii) Putfontein Police Station and (b) what is the (i) current condition of the holding cells and (ii) holding capacity for each cell at each specified police station?

Reply:

{a)(i)(ii) and (b)(i)(ii)

 

(a) Number of holding cells

(b)(i) Current condition of the holding cells

(b)(ii)

Holding capacity for each cell

(a)(i)

Crystal Park Police Station

Two holding cells

Closed. Not fit for human habitation.

10

 

One temporary holding cell.

The cell is in poor condition, however, it is currently utilised temporarily before holding cell. the suspects are transported to more suitable holding cells.

Five

(a)(ii)
Putfontein Police Station

None.

Not applicable

Not applicable


Reply to question 115 recommended
 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16


Reply to question 115 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/08/06

31 July 2019 - NW30

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to case number 973/07/2011 reported at the Wierdaburg Police Station, (a) what progress has been made in investigating the murder, (b) who is the current investigating officer and (c) what number of arrests have been made?

Reply:

(a) The case docket was investigated and submitted to the Inquest Court for a decision. The Inquest Court found that there was no prima facie case against any person and a J56 was issued, in terms of the Inquests Act, 1959 (Act No. 58 of 1959). An offence of culpable homicide was registered and not murder.

(b) In the interest of cases being investigated without fear or favour, the particulars of the investigating officer cannot be divulged.

(c) No arrest was made, however, a warning statement was obtained from the other driver that was involved in the accident. A J56 was issued by the Inquest Court, on 15 January 2013. The docket was filed, on 17 April 2013.

Reply to question 30 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
:


Reply to question 30 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2019/07/24

 

 

31 July 2019 - NW88

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

Whether any information and technology systems of any government department and/or entity were hacked in the past five years; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

An extension is hereby requested, in order to ensure the thorough processing of the abovementioned question. The requested extension is necessary as The Head: Crime Registrar and the Division: Technology Management Services (TMS), have been engaged, in order to obtain accurate statistics, for the period 2014/2015 to 2018/2019. The statistics must be examined, in order to respond with the relevant details, per case. Feedback will be provided by 31 July 2019.


Reply to question 88 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16

Reply to question 88 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

31 July 2019 - NW76

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What total number of members does the Anti-Gang Unit have and (b) where are they located?

Reply:

(a) and (b)

Province

(a) Total number of members

(b) Location

Eastern Cape

60 members

10111 Centre, Port Elizabeth

Free State

8 members (Task Team)

Provincial office, Bloemfontein

Gauteng

18 members

Provincial Detective ServiceOrganised Crime, Aeroton,

Johannesburg

KwaZulu-Natal

20 members (Task Team)

Provincial office, Durban

Limpopo

None

Not applicable

Mpumalanga

None

Not applicable

Northern Cape

None

Not applicable

North West

None

Not applicable

Western Cape

171 members

Faure, Western Cape


Reply to question 76 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019/07/16


Reply to question 76 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 2019/07/24

30 July 2019 - NW276

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What (a) total amount was budgeted for his private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

1. (a) R14 941 573.00.

(b) (i) – (v) Please refer to the attached table.

30 July 2019 - NW145

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Whether, with regard to the current and future plans to roll out a 5G network, a term used to reference the next generation of high-speed mobile networks, she has been informed of the potential risks to humans when the specified technology is turned into use for weapons; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has any plans in place to ensure that the technology will not be used against the Republic’s civilians; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?

Reply:

  • S/No
  • 5G Network
  • Service Provider/s
  • Monetary Value
  • Remarks
 

a.

b.

c.

d.

1

The current and future plans to roll out a 5G Network, a terms used to reference the next generation of high- speed mobile networks. She has been informed of the potential risks to humans when the specified technology is turned into use of weapons; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details.

None

None

The Department of Defence (DOD) is not rolling out nor planning to roll out any cellular network technologies including 5G in the foreseeable future. Currently the DOD is only a user of the cellular systems and services through Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C.

       

The custodian of the roll out of 5G network resides in the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and thus that department is responsible for the total scope of the threat assessment, risk management and related counter measures across the entire scope of the network sphere in the

entire country”.

2

Whether she has any plans in place to ensure that the technology will not be used against the Republic’s civilians; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?

None

None

The DOD is aware of the identified dangers and risks pertaining to the 5G technology roll-out. It is the DOD policy to invest only on tested and matured

technologies that are safe in accordance to international best practices.

30 July 2019 - NW269

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:-

(a) R 16, 235 million

(b) See table below:-

(i) TOTAL REMUNERATION

(ii) SALARY

LEVEL

(iii) JOB TITLE

(iv) QUALIFICATION

(v) JOB DESCRIPTION

R 1,521,591 pa

15 -

Compensation level III

Special Advisor

National Senior Certificate

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

Master of Arts: ICT Policy & Regulation

Special Advisor to Minister

R 1,251,183 pa

14

Chief of Staff

National Senior Certificate Bachelor of Arts

Higher Diploma in Education MA: Public Health

BA Hons: African Languages in Communications

Diploma in Media Management

Postgraduate Diploma: Monitoring

and Evaluation

Program in Monitoring and

Evaluation

Diploma in Project Management

Chief of Staff

R 1,073,202 pa

13

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

National Senior Certificate

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Certificate in Money Laundering Control

Advanced Public Project Management

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

R 1,057,326 pa

13

Media Liaison

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison

   

Officer

                          BCOM: Marketing

                          BCOM Hons: Communications

Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

                          National Senior Certificate

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

R 755,418 pa

Acting allowance paid against first notch of SL 13

R 1,057,326

11

(acting in level 13 post and receives an acting allowance)

Acting PA to Minister

National Senior Certificate

BCOM: Human Resource

Management

Diploma in Transport Management

Personal Assistant to Minister

R 733,257 pa

11

Community Outreach Officer

National Senior Certificate Primary Teachers Diploma Certificate: Report Writing Certificate: Basic Fire Fighter

Certificate: Project Management

Community Outreach Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Portfolio Co- ordinator

National Senior Certificate

BA: Corporate Communications

Portfolio Co- ordinator

R 376,596 pa

9

Assistant Appointment Secretary

National Senior Certificate Certificate Basic Fire Fighter Secretary Skills Course Certificate: Commercial Law Diploma in Business Management

Assistant Appointment Secretary

R 257,508 pa

7

Secretary/Rece ptionist

National Senior Certificate

BA: Environmental Management

Secretary/Receptio nist

R 257,508 pa

7

Registry Clerk

National Senior Certificate Certificate in HR

Registry Clerk

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Cape Town Residence

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Pretoria Residence

R 109, 534 pa +

37%

2

Food Aid

Grade 11 Auxiliary Nursing

Food Aid

MS STELLA NDABEBI-ABRAHAMS MINISTER

30 July 2019 - NW59

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property, (c) for how long has each property been rented and (d) from whom is each property rented?

Reply:

1. (a) The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has under her custodianship seven thousand one hundred and fifteen buildings, fifty eight properties (land portions) and one hundred and forty six facilities.

More work is being done to determine the value and the purpose for which each one is used.

 

30 July 2019 - NW140

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

With regard to the new instances of SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) card fraud which have been reported, what (a) is she and/or her department doing regarding reports that the elderly are being sent from pillar to post in order to lodge a single complaint without SASSA or the SA Post Office taking responsibility, (b) plan is in place to combat further corruption and stop fraudulent transactions from taking place on the SASSA cards of the grant recipients and (c) are the reasons for the delay in investigations that take up to six months before finalisation?

Reply:

(a) Any social grant beneficiary who experiences challenges with the receipt of the social grant should report to the nearest SASSA office or Post Office. The beneficiary will be required to complete a standardised affidavit, and submit this, together with a certified copy of both sides of the SASSA card in his/her possession, as well as a certified copy of his/her identity document to the officials. If these documents are submitted to SASSA, then they are submitted to the Post Office Fraud Unit. After a preliminary investigation, SAPO will refund the affected beneficiary with the amount lost. The full criminal investigation will continue and prosecutions will be made once all the facts are known.

The above processes have been made known to all of the local SASSA offices as well as the Post Office staff, in order to try an ensure that beneficiaries are not sent from pillar to post in trying to have these matters resolved.

(b) Both SASSA and SAPO are constantly endeavouring to improve the system controls, to prevent the continuation of this fraud. Issues which are being addressed by SASSA include:

  • Roll out of biometric registration for all users who access the Socpen system, which is used to register new beneficiaries and generate payments. This biometric information will then be required to access the system, ensuring that there is non-repudiation for all transactions processed on the system.
  • Implementation of a verification process for all changes to the method of payment elected by the beneficiary. This will mean that the change will not be implemented until verified by a second official, but that the initial method of payment will continue to remain in force until the change is verified, so as not to disrupt payments.
  • Implementation of a daily bank verification where the details of the beneficiary (name, surname and identity number) is confirmed by the banks as matching those of the bank account into which the social grant is paid prior to payment extraction. Any records where the information does not match, apart from the payments to beneficiaries who receive payments through registered institutions, will not be extracted until such time as the record has been corrected. This will prevent payment into a bank account which does not belong to the beneficiary.
  • Establishment of a working team, together with South African Reserve Bank, Bankserve, Banking Association of South Africa and South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) to identify trends and weaknesses in the administrative processes, which will inform additional measures which should be implemented.

SAPO has implemented an automated card management system, which enables them to track each and every SASSA card, from point of receipt at their Head Office, to issuing to individual beneficiaries. This will enable the immediate blocking of any lost or stolen cards so that these cannot be issued to unsuspecting beneficiaries.

(c) As a result of the extensive delays in the investigations, SAPO has agreed to refund beneficiaries within 14 days of the fraud having been reported and the relevant documents as outlined in point (a) above having been submitted. The criminal investigation will continue, but should not impact negatively on the beneficiary.

The delays in dealing with the initial number of cases reported was a result of the need to establish processes and ensure accountability for dealing with these matters, which were not foreseen when the service was initially implemented. The backlog is currently being worked down, so that the time frame of 14 days for reimbursement, as agreed to, will be met.

 

Approved by the Minister on Date……………………….

30 July 2019 - NW207

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) The strength for the FY2019/20 of the Department of Defence (DOD) is 74,901. The strength at 30 June 2019 was 74,053. The vacancy rate at 30 June 2019 was 848 (military and civilian).

(b) The military posts will be filled in January 2020 with the annual Military Skills Development Intake and the civilian posts are advertised and filled according the Department of Public Service and Administration processes.

 

30 July 2019 - NW208

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) According to the Department of Defence policies on Leave of Absence; (i.e. DODI/PERS/18/2000 Edition No: 3A and DODI/POL&PLAN/00036/2001 Edition No 2) a member has 36 working days normal sick leave in a three-year cycle where after a member is entitled to temporary and permanent incapacity leave. The previous sick leave cycle started on 01 January 2016 and ended on 31 December 2018. A total of 5 290 DOD officials were on extended periods of sick leave over the period 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

(b) The estimated cost of the extended sick leave for the reporting period is R123 110 000.

 

30 July 2019 - NW197

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

With regard to the increase in the number of fraud cases reported by pensioners and recipients of the SA Social Security Agency grants in general, (a) what is the total number of cases that have been (i) reported and (ii) resolved in the past 12 months to date and (b) what amount has been recovered?

Reply:

(a)(i) As at 28 June, a total of 20 787 fraud cases had been registered with the South African Post Office

(ii) Of these, 12 432 social grant beneficiaries have been reimbursed for the losses they suffered, to the total value of R21 779 451, 47. None of the cases can be considered resolved, despite the beneficiaries having been reimbursed, as the criminal investigations are still underway.

(b) No amounts have been recovered, as this is dependent on the outcome of the criminal investigation.

 

Approved by the Minister on Date……………………….

29 July 2019 - NW84

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) i Please refer to Annexure A&B

ii Please refer to the Annexure A&B

iii Please refer to the Annexure A&B

(aa) 36

(bb) 203

(b) i Please refer to Annexures A&B

ii Please refer to Annexures A&B

iii Please refer to Annexures A&B

(c) i Please refer to Annexures A&B

ii Please refer to Annexures A&B

iii Please refer to the attached spreadsheet

29 July 2019 - NW183

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(a) For what number of days was each ambassador at work in their respective embassies in the period from 1 January to the 30 June 2019 and (b) what are the full relevant details in this regard for the specified period of six months? NW 1141E

Reply:

The table below indicates Amabassadors according to regions, and number of days each Ambassador was at work.

A. Region: Global Governance and

Continental Agenda

Number Of Days At Work

1

118

2

110

3

120

4

85

B. Region: Americas & Europé

Number Of Days At Work

1

119

2

98

3

129

4

111

5

85

6

83

7

103

8

110

9

92

10

85

11

146

12

49

13

96

14

112

15

121

16

105

17

116

18

114

19

117

20

181

21

111

22

163

23

123

24

109

25

123

26

109

27

89

28

111

29

117

30

168

31

59

C. Region: Asia and Middle East

Number Of Days At Work

1

150

2

84

3

170

4

181

5

63

6

125

7

171

8

174

9

145

10

72

11

163

12

61

13

158

14

90

15

112

16

152

17

173

18

176

19

15

20

64

21

111

D. Region: Africa

Number Of Days At Work

1

162

2

81

3

146

4

23

5

155

s

124

7

174

29 July 2019 - NW28

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a)(i) number of persons formed part of his department’s delegation to the 108th Session of the International Labour Organisation Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10 to 21 June 2019 and (ii) was the (aa) name and (bb) professional designation of each person, (b) number of days did the delegation stay in Geneva and (c) are the details of the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the costs incurred by his department in terms of accommodation, flights and daily allowances for each person in the delegation?

Reply:

1. Government delegates and social partners from 187 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) gathered for a historic session of the annual International Labour Conference as the Organisation celebrated 100 years (centenary) in Geneva from 10 – 21 June 2019. This very important session was also graced by 40 Heads of State and Government who came to not only congratulate the organization on this milestone but to also assist in providing direction and guidance for the future using as their base document the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work.

2. H.E. President C.M Ramaphosa participated at this event as he formally submitted the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work that he co-chaired with the Prime Minister of Sweden, H.E. Stephan Lofven to Conference.

3. The Minister of Employment and Labor, H.E. Thulas Nxesi, accompanied the President and also led the tripartite delegation that participated in different committees of the conference and plenary discussions that discussed the report of the ILO Director-General.

4. In accordance with Article 26(13.2) of the ILOs Constitution, Member States are obliged to cover the costs of participation of the Social Partners (Organised Business and Organised Labour) in annual Conferences. Due to the special nature of this International Labour Conference (ILC) (discussions on the future of work), the former Minister had agreed to also include representatives of the Community sector from NEDLAC as they participated in all national consultative meetings on the same. Furthermore, departmental entities also participate in the ILC sessions dependent on specific issues of interest.

5. It should be noted that payment of attendance costs for Social Partners is only related to the annual International Labour Conference (and not other ILO meetings) and includes flights, accommodation and subsistence allowances. The number of Social Partner delegates attending each ILC is determined by sitting Conference Committees at that particular year, that is, if there are four technical meetings, the Department is constitutionally obliged to cover the costs of 1 + four (Delegate and four advisors). Each advisor will then be dispatched to a specific committee.

6. Over the years and due to heightened interest on the importance of issues under discussion at the ILC, Social Partners have increased the number of participating delegates covering the full cost of such participation.

NB: It should be noted that the ILC also serves as a convenient platform for bilateral meetings as MOST Ministers and entities converge in Geneva during this period.

Response to A(i): 54 South African Delegates attended the 108th Session of the ILC. Dates of each delegates attendance is outlined in the excel spreadsheet annexed as A.

Response to A (II) (aa) and (bb): The South African delegation (names and designations) and committees attended are indicated hereunder:

 

DELEGATE

DESIGNATION

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

THEMATIC SESSION

HIGH-LEVEL SESSION

1.

NXESI

Thulas, HE

Minister of Employment and Labour

   

X

2.

LEWIS

Dr Jonathan

Advisor to the Minister

   

X

3.

BARLOW

Albertina T. Ms

Personal Assistant of the Minister.

   

X

4.

LAMATI

Thobile, Mr

Director-General, Labour.

 

X

X

5.

NDEBELE Sipho, Mr

Chief Director, International Relations

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

6.

SEAFIELD

Virgil, Mr

Deputy Director-General, Labour Policy & Industrial Relations

Committee of the Whole

 

X

7.

NTLEKI

Malixole, Adv.

Director, Office of Director-General.

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

8.

MOROTOBA

Sam, Mr.

Deputy Director-General, Public Employment Services

 

X

X

9.

MOILOA

Aggy, Ms

Deputy Director-General, Inspections and Enforcement Services

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

10.

SEWLAL Varsha, Ms

Chief Legal Officer

Committee on the Application of Standards

   

11.

BRONKHORST Martha, Ms

Chief Operating Officer

 

X

X

12.

MARUPING Teboho, Mr

Commissioner, Unemployment Insurance Fund

 

X

X

13.

DOUW-JACK Nomfundo, Ms

Chief Director Provincial Operations (CDPO)

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

14.

MAMASHELA Ntsoaki, Mrs

Director, Employment Standards

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

15.

PETERSON Georgina, Ms

Deputy Director, International Relations.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

16.

OLIVIER, Henrieta, Ms

DD Labour Market Information and Statistics (N. Cape)

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

17.

MONYANE Motselisi, Ms

DD Labour Market Information and Statistics (Free State)

Rapporteur

Committee of the Whole

 

X

18.

MAGAKWE Mishack, Mr

Provincial Communications Officer and Cameraman (Gauteng)

X

X

X

19.

CINDI

Sibusiso, Mr

Director, Communications

X

X

X

20.

MOLAPO

Batho, Mr

Assistant Director, Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

 

COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

(OWN ACCOUNT)

21.

MORAJANE

Cameron, Mr

Director, CCMA

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

22.

VAN NIEKERK, Wilbur, Mr, CCMA.

Legal Researcher, CCMA Officer of the Director

Committee of the Whole

 

X

23.

LEDWABA, Makhulu, Mr,

Chairperson, CCMA Board

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

 

PRODUCTIVITYSA

(OWN ACCOUNT)

24.

MOTHIBA Mothunye, Mr

CEO, ProductivitySA.

Committee on Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

x

25.

TSHIFULARO Justice, Mr

Executive Manager for the Turnaround Solutions, ProductivitySA.

Committee of the Whole

   
 

EMPLOYER DELEGATES

(BUSINESS UNITY SOUTH AFRICA)

26.

MDWABA Mthunzi, Mr

 

Overall Coordinator

   

27.

MOYANE Kaizer, Mr

 

Committee on the Application of Standards

   

28.

DE VILLERS

Jahni, Ms

 

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

   

29.

MOABALOBELO Sinovuyo, Ms

 

Committee of the Whole

   

30.

JAMES

Cheryl, Ms

 

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

   

31.

MANYONI

Tilson, Mr

 

Committee of the Whole

   

32.

SERRAO

Olivier, Mr

 

Committee on the Application of Standards

   
 

ORGANIZED LABOUR

33.

NTSHALINTSHALI Bheki, Mr

General Secretary, Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU).

Committee of the Whole

 

X

34.

LOSI

Zingiswa, Ms

President, COSATU.

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

35.

MULAISI Lebogang, Ms

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

36.

FAKUDE

Xolani, Mr

COSATU

   

X

37.

MTSHWENI, Getrude, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

38.

WITBOOI,

Myrtle, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

39.

MABIZELA, Nhlanhla, Ms

COSATU

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

40.

LEKOTA,

Malesela Moses, Mr

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

41.

SOOBRAMONEY, Myan, Mr

COSATU

Committee of the Whole

 

X

42.

SELEMATSELA, Godfrey, Mr

President, Federation of Unions of South Africa

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

43.

MPHELA,

Pat, Mr

President, NACTU

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

44.

MODISE,

Brenda, Ms

FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

45.

AJAM,

Riefdah, Ms

FEDUSA

Committee of the Whole

 

X

46.

NDHLOVU, Dorothy, Ms

Vice President, FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

47.

KEYTER,

Martle, Ms

Vice President, FEDUSA

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

 

X

48.

OLIVIER,

Ruby, Ms

FEDUSA

Committee on the Application of Standards

 

X

49.

FREDERICKS,

Ivan, Mr

Vice President, FEDUSA

Committee of the Whole

 

X

 

COMMUNITY CONSTITUENCY

50.

MATLAKALA, Conti, Ms

Woman's National Coalition

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

X

X

51.

JOSOPU, Thembinkosi, Mr

South African Youth Council Principal

Violence and Harassment against women and men at the workplace

X

X

52.

BALE,

Lawrence, Mr

South African National Apex Cooperation Principal

Committee of the Whole

X

X

53.

NZIMANDE, Mbuzi, Mr

Disability People of South Africa

Committee of the Whole

X

X

54

RADEBE,

Tebello, Mr

Financial Sector Coalition Campaign Principal

Committee of the Whole

X

X

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:

45B AFRICAN REGIONAL LABOUR AND ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL (ARLAC)

  • Ms Georgina Petersen

BRICS Employment Working Group

  • Mr Thobile Lamati
  • Mr Sipho Ndebele

G20 Employment Working Group

  • Mr Sipho Ndebele
  • Mr Kgomotso Letoaba

Productivity SA

Held consultative meetings with key stakeholders, similar institutions alongside the side-lines of the ILC with a view to forming strategic partnerships and alliances to promote productivity and competitiveness, both in South Africa and in the African continent in collaboration with the Pan African Productivity Association (PAPA)

The institutions which were consulted included:

  • The ILO Team (Vick van Vuuren, Director: Enterprise Department and Cynthia Samuel-Olonjowun, Regional Director for Africa) reflecting on issues of full and productivity employment and decent work including support that can be provided to South Africa (Productivity SA as a conduit into providing support to Africa/PAPA) and the African Continent regarding the productivity movement and support to SMEs.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Green Economy and SME divisions to reflect on possible collaboration on creating an eco-system for SMEs in South Africa in collaboration with the CSIR/NCPC and CIPC.
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) – The team participated in the WEF Round Table /Meeting of Labour Ministers reflecting on the Global Platform for Shaping the Future of Inclusive Economies and Societies, and held a meeting with the Experts at the Centre for the New Economy and Society reflecting on possible collaboration of enhancing the capacity of Productivity SA in particular to strategically develop models and standards to address issues identified in the WEF Competitiveness Index as well as advancing dialogues and cooperation between stakeholders in South Africa.
  • The Institute of Management Development (IMD) – The team met with the Researchers who are responsible for developing the IMD Competitiveness Report to reflect on possible collaboration and wide stakeholder engagement on the productivity and competitiveness issues as well as building our Research and Knowledge Management respond to these issues.

CCMA

 

  • The CCMA also engaged in bilateral discussions with various key departments and people within the ILO structures which will benefit the labour market in South Africa, Southern Africa and beyond.
  • The CCMA delegation also met with the Chairperson of the Freedom of Association Committee and the Chief of the Freedom of Association Department to discuss collaborative training possibilities to capacitate the labour market in South Africa and Southern Africa.
  • The CCMA delegation met with the Director of the International Labour Standards (ILS) Department of the ILO to discuss collaborative contribution of the CCMA to the broader work of the ILS Department in its global development and application of labour standards.”

NB: List of South Africans accredited (in the list) but did not travel to Geneva. These delegates accreditation was requested by their Constituencies who were to cover the cost of their attendance.

  • Mr Vuyo Mafata: Commissioner, Compensation Fund
  • Ms Brenda Madumise: President, Interim Gender Based Violence Steering Committee
  • Ms Nobuntu Sibisi, NEDLAC
  • Ms Thandeka Msibi, COSATU
  • Ms Patricia Snyman, COSATU
  • Mr Bones Skulu, COSATU
  • Mr Mike Tau, COSATU
  • Mr Lucus Ramathlodi, COSATU

Response to (b) number of days the delegation stayed in Geneva and (c) details of the (i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of the costs incurred by the department in terms of accommodation, flights and daily allowances for each person in the delegation are outlined in the excel spreadsheet.

  • NB: In line with Article 26(13.2) of the ILOs Constitution, the Department, over and above the departmental delegates, covered the cost of 5 Employer and 6 Worker delegates.
  • The new Minister of Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has charged his department with the task of reviewing the current policy on the composition and costs of overseas delegations with a view to containing and cutting costs of future delegations, whilst ensuring the effective participation and engagement of South Africa in ILO fora.

 

29 July 2019 - NW23

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Mr H S Gumbi (DA) to ask Minister of Employment and Labour

What number of (a) employees received compensation for permanent disablement as a result of the application of section 49(2)(c) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Act 130 of 1993, as amended, in each of the past 10 calendar years and (b) the specified employees were classified as not being able to work anymore due to the nature of the injury or disease contracted at work?

Reply:

I reply to both (a) and (b) based on information at our disposal currently. The current system that we use is making the attached information available to the Honourable Member.

26 July 2019 - NW214

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) is the total number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on suspension and (b) is the total cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(A)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

(B)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

 

 

Regards

Ms. Barbara Creecy

Minister - Environment, Forestry & Fisheries Date : . . . . .

26 July 2019 - NW98

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department has devised a specific plan for the sole purpose of combating the scourge of violence in our schools; if not, why not; if so, how effective has she found the plan projected to be?

Reply:

The National School Safety Framework (NNSF) provides the Basic Education Department with an organising framework to coordinate all efforts in response to school related violence. This Framework provides evidence-informed approaches based on accurate and comprehensive data of the effectiveness of existing programmes.

A key pillar of the NSSF is collaboration and partnerships. School violence cannot be separated from the high levels of violence that are experienced in some of our communities. The Framework encourages partnerships with sister departments like the SAPS, civil society organisations, academic institutions and education stakeholders. The Minister convened a School Safety Summit in October 2018 and one of the recommendations of this summit was the establishment of a School Safety Steering Committee comprised of a wide spectrum of education stakeholders including SGB federations, learner formations and teacher unions.

The Department has provided a manual on how to address violence at school level to all schools. The provincial education departments continue to provide training and support to schools, particularly those schools in high crime areas, to effectively respond to school violence and bullying. These hotspot schools have also been linked to local police stations through a national partnership with the SAPS. The manual encourages all schools to establish school safety committees and provides evidence informed strategies to address bullying, homophobia, xenophobia and gangsterism.

In addition, through the Council of Education Ministers, the Department has made available two key protocols on how to address corporal punishment and sexual abuse in schools. The Department has provided training to all provinces and districts on how to utilise these protocols in schools.

The Department, in partnership with UNICEF and Save the Children, will be undertaking the third School Violence Survey in 2019 to continue to monitor the effectiveness of the implementation of the NSSF.

26 July 2019 - NW213

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her; and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled?

Reply:

Due to the cost containment measures and after reaching a ceiling for compensation of employees, the Department of Environment embarked on a process to reprioritise positions and realignment of the organisational structure to enhance efficiency and eliminate duplication. The process has subsequently been concluded. The concurrence letter on realignment of the structure was issued by MPSA on 10 May 2019.

The department has commenced with the process of filling the vacancies within a year in line with the Public Service Regulations, 2016 and will continue to reduce the vacancy rate to a target of 8% by the end of the current financial year in line with the Annual Performance Plan.

(a) Department of Environment

  1. 211 vacancies
  2. None. There are no provincial departments reporting to me.

Branch: Fisheries

  1. 157 vacancies
  2. The Branch: Fisheries Management does not have provincial branches.

Branch: Forestry

  1. 13 vacant positions as of 01 July 2019.
  2. The Forestry Branch in the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has vacant positions in the following Provinces:

Province

Number of vacancies

Forestry Management: Eastern Cape

292

Forestry Management: KwaZulu-Natal

61

Forestry Management: Mpumalanga and Limpopo

117

Forestry Management: Other Regions (Free State,

Gauteng, Northern Cape, North West & Western Cape)

19

Woodlands and Indigenous Forest Management

(Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo and Mpumalanga)

84

Total in Provinces

573

(b) Department of Environment

The department fills in vacancies on a continuous basis in line with the Public Service Regulations, 2016.

 

Branch: Fisheries & Forestry

The National Macro Organisation of Government process is still underway, which will guide whether all these posts are required and whether there is budget to fill them.

 

 

Regards

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

26 July 2019 - NW215

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

Department

a) No employees are on undue sick leave. Five employees are on approved incapacity leave due to injuries or illness.

b) The total cost to the department is as follows:

Employee

Period of absence

Cost

1

November 2018 to July 2019

R342 214.98

2

September 2018 to July

2019

R814 071.95

3

February to July 2019

R154 125.00

4

February to July 2019

R240933.60

5

February to July 2019

R138 725.82

Total

 

R1690 071.35

Branch: Fisheries

a) None.

b) None.

 

Branch: Forestry

(a) There are three officials in the Eastern Cape and one in Limpopo who applied for extended sick leave/temporary incapacity leave and receiving payment.

(c) Of cials who applied for extended sick leave are paid as follows:

No.

Province

Type of leave

Amount

1.

Limpopo and Mpumalanga (from

November 2017 to date)

Temporary Incapacity

leave

R136 065.00

2.

Eastern Cape (from December 2018 to

date)

Extended sick leave

R217 850.55

3.

Eastern Cape (from December 2018 to

date)

Extended sick leave

R238 756.75

4.

Eastern Cape (from June 2018 to date)

Extended sick leave

R196 330.59

Total:

   

R789 002.89

Regards

IIIS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

24 July 2019 - NW172

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Whether, with reference to the fines that are imposed on airlines for bringing illegal foreigners to the Republic, his department will provide a breakdown of what total amount is owed by each airline in unpaid fines; (2) (a) what amount in fines is owed (i) for each person and (ii) by each airline and (b) since what date has the specified amounts been outstanding; (3) whether his department has made any arrangements with regard to any airline that is in arrears; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether his department has taken any action against any airline that is in arrears; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, conveyance fines are issued to airlines where such contraventions occur.

(2)(a-b) The breakdown of the fines, from highest to lowest, is contained in the table below:

Conveyor

Value of fines issued 50(3) for 2017/18

Value of fines issued 2016/17

EMIRATES AIRLINE

6 960 000,00

2 670 000,00

SAA

4 440 000,00

2 160 000,00

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE

4 095 000,00

1 665 000,00

KENYA AIRLINE

2 340 000,00

390 000

BRITISH AIRWAYS

1 350 000,00

975 000

QATAR AIRLINE

1 335 000,00

435 000

RWANDA AIRLINE

1 215 000,00

225 000

ETIHAD AIRLINE

825 000,00

285 000

Further detail in respect of the fines cannot be provided due to current challenges with the revenue management reconciliation mechanism. The Department is engaging the National Treasury with a view to implement improved measures, systems and revenue management (reconciliation) mechanism.

(3) No arrangements have been made with regards to the “arrears” as fines are not regarded as debt. National Treasury indicated in a letter dated 15 May 2018 that fines are not regarded as debt or revenue due to the Department since it is not money outstanding in respect of products or services rendered.

(4) No.

END

24 July 2019 - NW155

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) is the total number of employees who are being paid whilst they are on suspension in (2) his department and (ii) each provincial department and (b) is the total cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) (2) One

(a)(ii) Transport is a concurrent function in terms of Schedule 4 of the Constitution. Provincial

Departments are accountable to their respective MECs.

(ii) R234 640

24 July 2019 - NW253

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether there is any (a) office or (b) mobile office service for the residents in Ward 79800043 in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) which office of the Department of Home Affairs in Gauteng is the closest to serve the people of the specified ward?

Reply:

Ward 79800043 in question is Meadowlands residential area, within the City of Johannesburg municipality district, Gauteng Province.

a) Yes, the Department has four (4) offices, namely the Dobsonville, Orlando, Roodepoort and Maponya Mall offices, which are all within a radius of 10 km of Ward 79800043 in Gauteng and are servicing the residents thereof. In line with the current geographical access norms, the travel distance to a Home Affairs office in Gauteng is 25km. The population in question is therefore covered in terms of the Department’s norms and standards.

b) No.

(i) Contact details of the offices are provided below for ease of reference:

Name of the Office

Adress

Office Manager

Services rendered

Contact Details

Soweto

11902 Kumalo Main Rd & Armitage St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804

Pearl Poto

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

0119365666 072 610 0562

Dobsonville

Luthuli St, Dobsonville, Johannesburg, 1863

Pearl Poto

Births, marriages and deaths only.

0119365666 072 610 0562

Roodepoort

127 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, 1724

Lingile Afrika

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

011 279 7300 072 611 7091

Maponya Mall

Shop 368,Chris Hani Road,Maponya Mall, SOWETO

Ruth Nthathe

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

072 919 9586

011 938 3296

(ii) The Orlando office is closest to serve residents of this ward as it is within a radius of 4 km and covers both the eastern and western side of Meadowlands. Dobsonville Home Affairs office is approximately 4 to 5km away and Maponya Mall office is approximately 7 Km away. The distance from Roodepoort Home Affairs office to the mentioned ward is at the most 10km.

END

24 July 2019 - NW233

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)How are the cruise ships that are docking on the South African shores being accommodated to ensure that the processing of passengers is efficiently, effectively and speedily handled with minimal inconvenience to passengers; (2) which ports (a) have and (b) do not have functioning Home Affairs offices for the purpose of processing passengers; (3) (a) how are passengers being processed in the cases where there are no Home Affairs offices, (b) what is being done to establish a Home Affairs presence at the specified ports and (c) what are the time frames and deadlines in this regard respectively?

Reply:

(1) Cruise liners that are visiting our shores are an important revenue generator and contributor to economy of the country in general and the relevant Provinces in particular. It is for this reason that the designated maritime ports that deals with passenger liners are well prepared to facilitate passengers. The facilitation of passengers commenced with a joint planning session way in advance as soon as notification or a schedule is received from shipping agents. The planning session comprises of all the relevant border law enforcement entities that include immigration; customs; policing; agricultural, plant and animal inspections as well as port health. The planning sessions culminate in a comprehensive operational plan that is discussed with the shipping agent to ensure that all movements are efficient and seamless. In the event where passenger liners arrive with large number of visitors, additional Immigration staff are deployed for the period of clearance in order to ensure that processing of travellers are speedily done. It should be noted that not all eight maritime ports are designated for passenger clearance.

(2) (a) The following maritime ports are designated to clear passengers:

i. Richardsbay Port of Entry

ii. Durban Port of Entry

iii. East London Port of Entry

iv. Port Elizabeth Port of Entry

v. Cape Town Harbour

(b) The remaining Maritime Ports of Entry do not provide passenger clearance services as it has been designated for either crew changes or bulk goods and include the following:

i. Mosselbay

ii. Port of Ngqura

iii. Saldanhabay

(3) (a) All ports designated for passenger clearance either have permanent staff or services are provided from ports or Home Affairs offices where permanent staff is based. Advanced planning and engagements are done when services are needed.

(b) Permanent staff will be appointed when funding becomes available for the filling of posts.

(c) The timeframes and deadlines are unknown considering the current austerity measures implemented by National Treasury.

END

24 July 2019 - NW162

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to Eskom from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to Eskom from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020; (3) whether the National Treasury issued any letters of commitment in favour of Eskom to assist Eskom to raise loans from lenders from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what are the details of any envisaged letters of commitment to be issued in favour of Eskom for the purpose of obtaining loans from lenders from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Reply:

1. By 30 April 2019, National Treasury transferred a total of R13.5 billion to Eskom of the R17.652 billion that was approved by the Minister of Finance through invoking Section 16 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

2. Government acknowledges that the R23 billion for 2019/2020 will not be sufficient and is thus tabling a Special Appropriation Bill to Parliament for urgent consideration and approval.

3. Given the strategic role that Eskom plays in pursuit of governments objectives, the Minister of Finance announced that government has committed to set aside R23 billion per year over the next 3 years to financially support Eskom. Moreover, beyond MTEF the current fiscal planning includes R23 billion per year to support Eskom over the next 10 years, with the total accumulated support amounting to R230 billion or R150 billion in net present value terms.

4. None.

24 July 2019 - NW161

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to the SA Airways (SAA) from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to SAA from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020; (3) whether the National Treasury issued any letters of commitment in favour of SAA to assist SAA to raise loans from lenders from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what are the details of any envisaged letters of commitment to be issued in favour of SAA for the purpose of obtaining loans from lenders from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Reply:

1. SAA was recapitalized with R5 billion during February 2019 to assist the airline to repay maturing government guaranteed debt. This was in accordance with the SAA Special Appropriation Bill which was tabled at the time of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in October 2018. The R5 billion formed part of the R21.7 billion funding request by SAA.

2. In the 2019 Budget Speech, the Minister of Finance indicated the following:

On other state-owned enterprises, we are reviewing our framework for state-owned enterprise support. Government has revised the contingency reserve upwards to R13 billion for 2019/20 to respond to possible requests for financial support”.

SAA is one of the entities that has applied for funding from the Contingency Reserve. The amount the airline applied for and the outcome of the funding request will only be determined after the normal budgetary and legislative processes have been finalised which is expected around August/September 2019.

3. In line with the 2019 Budget Speech, National Treasury has indicated that government remains committed to supporting the airline and its funding requirements through the

contingency reserve process which is currently underway.

4. None

24 July 2019 - NW97

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What number of cases with regard to corruption in his department involving officials marrying South African citizens to foreign nationals with the aim of securing citizenship and/or permanent residency (i) have been reported, (ii) are currently being investigated internally by his department and (iii) have been resolved, (b) what number of officials of his department have been charged criminally for the specified crimes against the State and (c) what plans will he put in place to combat this issue status?

Reply:

(a)(i) Between 2015 and 2019, a total of 84 fraudulent marriage related cases involving officials alleged to have been involved in marrying citizens to foreign nationals were reported to the Counter Corruption Unit.

(a)(ii) 9 of these cases are currently being investigated internally.

(a)(iii) 59 cases have been resolved.

(b) 16 cases have been referred for disciplinary proceedings.

(c) The Department has a Counter Corruption & Security Branch responsible for fraud and corruption prevention and eradication. Moreover, in terms of the Departments’ Information Security Policy, all users responsible for capturing and registering marriages on the National Population Register system within the domain of the organisation, are assigned with biometric fingerprint authentication, to hold users liable for fraudulent activities detected and information stored digitally, at any point in the Department systems.

END

24 July 2019 - NW308

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has established a task team to look into the shortcomings of the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13-2017] before assenting to it; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the terms of reference of the task team, (b) what is the name of each person on the task team and (c) by what date is the task team expected to complete its work?

Reply:

(a) - (c) The Presidency legal team has collated all submissions, petitions and investigated areas of concern regarding the Bill. The team is currently analysing these submissions with the purpose of fully appraising the President on the Bill. As such, there is no task team established to consider the Bill.

24 July 2019 - NW156

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) The total number of vacant and funded posts in the department are 117

(ii) N/A

(b) The above posts will be filled during the 2019/20 Financial Year that ends on 31 March 2020

24 July 2019 - NW163

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What are the relevant details of any funding paid by the National Treasury from the Government to the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; (2) what are the relevant details of any envisaged payments by the Government to SABC from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020; (3) whether the National Treasury issued any letters of commitment in favour of SABC to assist SABC to raise loans from lenders from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what are the details of any envisaged letters of commitment to be issued in favour of SABC for the purpose of obtaining loans from lenders from 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020?

Reply:

1. R199 million has been allocated to the SABC for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is to specifically cater for public broadcasting obligations, community radio stations, Channel Africa and programme production. More detail can be found within the Estimates of National Expenditure.

2. In the 2019 Budget Speech, the Minister of Finance indicated the following:

On other state-owned enterprises, we are reviewing our framework for state-owned enterprise support. Government has revised the contingency reserve upwards to R13 billion for 2019/20 to respond to possible requests for financial support”

SABC is one of the entities that has applied for funding from the contingency reserve. The amount that the entity has applied for and the outcome of the funding request will only be determined after the normal budgetary and legislative processes have been finalised which is expected around August/September 2019.

3. In line with the 2019 Budget Speech, National Treasury has indicated to the SABC that government remains committed to supporting the entity and its funding requirements through the contingency reserve process which is currently underway.

4. None.

23 July 2019 - NW199

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)Whether his department can extend the same financial research benefits currently provided to universities to the Iziko Museums of South Africa as a result of their employees' research output; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The Research Outputs Policy published in the Government Gazette No 38552 (Notice 188) of 11 March 2015, through which university research outputs are evaluated and then funded, applies only to universities. This funding forms part of baseline subsidies provided to universities.

2. In 2013, the Department of Science and Technology (now the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) published the Declaration of Research Institutions in the Government Gazette No. 36637 (Notice 46) which declares the research institutions that are eligible for research funding support by the National Research Foundation (NRF). According to the Declaration, the Iziko Museums of South Africa qualifies to receive research grants (for performing research).

23 July 2019 - NW142

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether he has been informed of the chaotic situation resulting from the renovations of the Durban High Court which are being undertaken while court proceedings are in progress, causing disruptions that may lead to justice being delayed and ultimately denied; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether he has been in consultation with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure in order to look for alternative premises to ensure that an efficient process is followed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether there is a time frame in place for the completion of the renovations of the specified high court edifice; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the renovations be completed?

Reply:

1. The construction activity happening is in fact not at the Durban High Court, but in the adjacent building at the Department of Labour Masonic Grove Building (which is a separate stand-alone building across the street). There renovations at the Durban High Court itself are planned for later and the project is still on the preparatory phase.

2. Yes there has been consultation with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) and co-incidentally the DPWI responded to similar question asked by Honourable Nxumalo of the IFP. The consultation culminated to an arrangement with the Contractor who is revising the work schedule in order for the construction work to be performed after hours and at night. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is in the processes of facilitating a meeting between the contractor and the Judge President of the High Court, Judge President Jappie to confirm the agreement reached regarding the shifting of times for the on-going construction work.

3. The department of Labour Masonic Grove Building renovations are scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

 

NW1100E

23 July 2019 - NW202

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Ngcobo, Mr SL to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What is the total (a) number of government employees in his department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to government in each case?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: -

a) Sixteen government employees within the Department of Higher Education and Training are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave. This figure includes employees in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training (CET) colleges.

Long Term Incapacity Leave: 16 officials (Higher Education and Training)

b) Cost to government:

Employee

Cost to Government

1

R 132 525.76

2

R 79 070.60

3

R 22 049.75

4

R 85 937.70

5

R 71 081.47

6

R 112 606.75

7

R 117 174.41

8

R 229 265.87

9

R 73 229.59

10

R 56 003.42

11

R 104 282.28

12

R 29 462.81

13

R 29 301.73

14

R 36 481.23

15

R 114 565.43

16

R 52 393.91

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ INNOVATION: -

a) Number – 1

b) Cost - R 12 368, 23.

23 July 2019 - NW200

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Whether he has been informed of the socio-economic and environmental implications of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project; if not, why not; if so, what (a) steps has he taken to address the negative impact of the withdrawal of an estimated 16 000 ewes from production, (b) investment has been made by both the Government and SKA South Africa to minimize the resultant loss of permanent jobs in the local meat production and processing industry, as well as other supporting businesses and (c) measures are being taken to ensure the survival of affected species that have been dependent on watering points previously provided and maintained by farmers on the land currently occupied by the SKA project; 2. Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. The Minister has been briefed about the SKA project.

a) Impact studies have been conducted for all phases of the project. A Strategic Environmental Impact (SEI) assessment of the area was conducted in 2015/16 for SKA Phase 1. This assessment encompassed various specialist studies that included a socio-economic assessment, an agricultural economic assessment, and several environmental assessments, these studies were all incorporated into the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project. These documents are publicly available on the CSIR and NRF websites. The EMP that was composed as a result of the SEI assessment was signed by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and gazetted on 22 March 2019. The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) collaborates with organised agriculture to ensure that steps taken to counteract any negative impact that the project activities may have on farming activities are supported by the farming community. In addition, the project representatives interact with national, provincial, and local farming unions, as well as with individual farmers. Through this process of consultation and interactions, three projects have been identified that would ensure that the impact of livestock withdrawn from production would be mitigated and that possible negative effects are alleviated. It is standard practice that SARAO also review and consider any other suggestions and/or proposals from organised agriculture on sustainable initiatives to support agriculture in the area.

b) Several approaches have been adopted, in collaboration with different government departments and universities, to circumvent the impact on the meat processing industry by creating solutions to improve on environmental sustainability and creating new jobs. Two projects aimed at improving the overall sustainability of the red meat industry are being implemented. SARAO is collaborating with the Williston Cooperative to establish a feedlot that will contribute to sustainable supply of sheep to the local abattoir. The feedlot was constructed at a cost of R3.5 million, of which R2.4 million was financed by SARAO, and it now contains 3 300 sheep. This project created 4 new jobs but also ensured the sustainability of jobs by providing a consistent supply of livestock to the abattoir. As a result of this initiative, the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Land Reform has since joined the project and has committed to developing an offal processing plant in Williston, on land provided by the Karoo Hoogland Municipality. In addition to this, ten youth from the Williston area are in college for meat processing training as part of the National Rural Youth Service Corps programme. In addition, SARAO is also in negotiations with the Carnarvon Kaap Landbou Korporasie (KLK) Abattoir on the development of a project that could also contribute to sustainability of the local meat processing industry.

c) The land procured by SARAO will be declared a national park and this process is underway. When this process is completed, SANPARKS will manage the surface water on the reserve. However, since the process has not yet concluded, a local farmer from Carnarvon was appointed four months ago, to ensure that all water pumps on the SKA land are operational and to monitor the water level of the surface dams. SARAO also supports the studies by the University of Cape Town on small mammal and predator that could assist the industry with the management of Jackal and Caracal, territorial wild animals that predominantly hunt livestock in the area with the ultimate objective of increasing livestock yields. In addition, Rhodes University and SANPARKS are collaborating with farmers on the management of Prosopus and other invasive species in the area that are responsible for depleting the underground water supply. These aspects will later be managed by SANParks and the studies will assist in optimizing farming activities in the area.

2. The Minister will not be making a statement on this issue, the Department and the NRF have put in place a communications strategy that keeps the public informed about developments in the SKA project.

22 July 2019 - NW154

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether she has effective monitoring and evaluation measures put in place to ensure that the beneficiaries of the Expanded Public Works Programme get training in the respective programmes so that they will have acquired relevant skills when the stipulated period of the programme expires; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

It goes without saying that training within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) contributes towards the development of participants and ensures that participants acquire skills to improve their productivity in projects they participate in, whilst ensuring they gain valuable skills that they can utilise when they exit the programme. However, it should be noted that the provision of training to participants is neither compulsory, nor funded through incentive grant. The provision of training is influenced by several factors, such as the funding available for the provision of training on the part of the implementing public body; programme productivity requirements; project design and duration and individual choice to access or not access training.

Training is also funded through resources sourced via the Department of Higher Education and Training Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and in some cases partnerships are struck with the private sector to provide training for EPWP participants.

Through the EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS), reports on training interventions provided to participants are captured by public bodies on a regular basis. The information reported in the reporting system includes training plans by public bodies, as well as training interventions implemented in terms of the number of persons trained, number of days of training provided, the type of training received and the funding organisation.

Planned training interventions are included in Sector Business Plans, which are used in conjunction with data reports from the EPWP-RS to monitor the training interventions delivered against the plans.

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22 July 2019 - NW229

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he intends to take any disciplinary action against a certain person (name furnished) for running a parallel intelligence network; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I am informed by the relevant authorities that the investigation of this matter is still ongoing and is led by the National Prosecuting Authority. I therefore cannot and will not pre-empt the work that is being done. As soon as I am appraised of the outcomes of these investigations, I will consider the appropriate steps to be taken.

22 July 2019 - NW146

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of State Security

Whether, with the regard to the current and future plans to roll out a 5G mobile network, she has found that her department's involvement in the roll-out in alliance with the department’s strategic and investment partners, will not add any potential state security threats due to informatuion being shared with the partners; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) steps taken by her department to ensure that the security of the State is not threatened?

Reply:

The current and future plans to roll out 5G mobile network in South Africa by strategic investment partners will not have any potential state security threats due to information being shared by partners as the existing adequate Regulations, Governance and Compliance are in place and adhered too.

 

The SG mobile nstwork is going to provide enhanced services/advantages (speed-faster, more coverage and more capacity). The current security applied on the existing mobile technologies (3G, 4G, Edge, etc) will not be impacted and will remain the same and be covered by the current security precautions and methods applied by SSA security advisory services and related stake holders.

 

SSA will (be required to) further verify and continuously monitor all hardware and software providing 5G services to detect potential threats and vulnerabilities as manda

22 July 2019 - NW192

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

(1).What programmes that promote the languages, culture and heritage of the Khoi and San has the Government implemented in each province in each of the past five years; (2). what programmes to protect and promote the cultural and indigenous knowledge systems of the Khoi and San has the Government implemented in each province in each of the past five years; (3). whether his department, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, has developed any study material to promote the education of the children of the Khoi and San community in their mother tongue in any school in each province since 1994; if so, in each province, (a) which schools and (b) in what dialect of the language; (4). what number of dialects are spoken by the Khoi and San in the Republic; (5). what number of Nama speakers are there in each province? NW1150E

Reply:

1 & 2.Through possible funding and strategic partnerships between PanSALB and my Department, PanSALB was able to initiate and support the following programmes in line with our mandate to ensure the promotion and development of Khoe and San languages.

(i) September 2013: Khoe and San languages Workshop and Strategic Partnership Meetings at Cape Town in the Western Cape.

(ii) Stakeholder engagement programmes, consultations, advancing PanSALB and KSNLB mandates by reaching out to Khoi and San communities. October 2015: Khoe and San Languages Heritage and Culture Celebration by PanSALB North West Provincial Office and NWPLC held at Vryburg in the North West Province.

  • Promotion of Khoe and San languages, cultures, traditions and information sharing sessions on this heritage.

(iii) September 2016: Khoe and San languages Workshop and Dialogue at Springbok in the Northern Cape.

  • Stakeholder engagement programmes, consultations, advancing PanSALB and KSNLB mandates by reaching out to Khoi and San communities.
  • Launching of the KhoeKhoegowab Dictionary Glossarium at Steinkopf.
  • Development and adoption of strategy for the promotion of Khoe and San languages.

(iv)  June 2017: Indigenous People’s Language Conference by PanSALB at Bloemfontein in the Free State

  • It was a national conference > aimed at information sharing and developments to all provinces by PanSALB in relation to Khoe and San languages.
  • Strategic partnerships and cross border relations at SADC level on progress and achievements with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

(v)      July/Aug 2018: PanSALB/KSNLB supported the CRL Commission Heritage Restitution programme for Khoi and San communities

  • Strategic partnership platform between PanSALB and CRL Commission reaching out to the Khoi and San communities of the Northern Cape based at Upington, Rietfontein and Andriesvale.
  • Programme aimed at encouragement for the true identity and restoration of the Khoi and San languages, cultures, traditions and heritage.

vi) September 2018: Khoe and San Languages Linguistic Awareness Campaign targeting Khoi and San communities at Joubertina, Graff Reinette, Langkloof in the Eastern Cape.

  • Stakeholders engagements, consultations, advancing PanSALB and KSNLB mandates as well as information sharing to Khoi and San communities.

vii) January 2019: Khoe and San Languages Linguistic Awareness Campaign targeting Khoi and San communities at Gamalakhe and Didima Rock Art Sites in KwaZulu Natal.

  • Stakeholders engagements, consultations, advancing PanSALB and KSNLB mandates as well as information sharing to Khoi and San communities.
  • Official Launching of 2019 as International Year of Indigenous Languages at Didima.

March 2018: PanSALB / KSNLB Nama Technical Committee Sessions held in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

  • Development and adaptation of Nama Spelling and Orthography Rules for South Africa from Namibia.

November 2018: PanSALB and the KSNLB strategic engagements meeting with NC Department of Education, NC Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, University of Namibia, Namibia Education, Sports and Cultural Affairs Department .

  • Twinning agreement between Namibia and Northern Cape Province (South Africa) on education and cultural programmes for Khoi and San communities.
  • Syllabus and Curriculum information exchange programmes.
  • Teaching and Teacher Development programmes by the University of Namibia for Northern Cape / South Africa.

2004 – 2012: Teaching of Khwedam as Mother Tongue at foundation phase in Platfontein near Kimberley at XunKhweSA Combined School with the support of PanSALB through Molteno Project for the development of Teaching and Learning study materials.

  • Teaching of Nama at various schools in the Northern Cape from Grade 1 to Grade 11 (Kuboes, Riemvasmaak, Steinkopf, Alexanderbay, Port Nolloth) and the provision of teaching and learning support materials through NADISA and SASI (Nama Development Institute of South Africa and South African San Institute).

4. PanSALB and the KSNLB can attest to the following spoken languages and not dialects in the case of the RSA.

  • Khwedam, !Xunthali, Nama and !Nuu languages.

4. PanSALB and the KSNLB uncovered Khoi communities that strongly identifies with Nama in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng and the KZN province.

We will rely on STATSSA Census results and other statistical information to determine the true identity and speakers of the Nama language in this regard.

22 July 2019 - NW191

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE”

Whether his department recognises Nama or Khoekhoegowab as a Khoisan language; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1149E

Reply:

Based on the advice of the Khoe Nama and San National Language Body (KSNLB), we do not have what we call a Khoisan language. We however speak of Khoe and San languages referring to a family of language groups under the Khoi communities and the San communities.

For South Africa, Nama is one of the Khoe group of languages and mostly spoken in the Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces. It is richer and mostly developed, as compared to all the other languages within the same family group. We have people in the country that can speak, read, write and teach Nama.

In the Northern Cape areas (Kuboes, Lekkersing, Riemvasmaak, Eksteenfontein, Pella, Nabapeeb, Sandrift, Alexanderbay and Steinkopf) Nama was taught in almost 10 schools from Grade 1 to Grade 11 until 2012. Currently Nama is a pilot study for teaching and learning at Riemvasmaak and Kuboes Primary Schools in Grade 1 through efforts of the KSNLB, PanSALB, NC Department of Education, NC Department of Sports, Arts & Culture through the Twinning Agreement for support from Namibia.

The NC Department of Education is busy with a Curriculum and Syllabus for the standardised teaching of Nama in South Africa with the support of PanSALB and Namibia. They have appointed a Provincial Co-ordinator to oversee implementation of the Nama programme in schools and strategic partnerships in this regard.

As for KhoeKhoegowab, it is one of the Khoe and San languages encompassing Nama, Haillom and Damara and mostly used in Namibia and not in South Africa. It is a Khoe language. There is some work, efforts, strides, programmes and initiatives undertaken in the Western Cape province by the Universities (in particular the University of Cape Town) to teach, promote, research and develop KhoeKhoegowab. In 2016 through partnerships with the University of Namibia, PanSALB and the KSNLB launched the KhoeKhoegowab Dictionary Glossarium as a way to show commitment to the promotion, preservation, teaching and development of the Khoe and San languages.

22 July 2019 - NW167

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

Whether (a) a certain person (name and details furnished), (b) any family member(s) of the specified person and/or (c) any company, that the specified person is a (i) shareholder or (ii) director of, received any loans from the Industrial Development Corporation since 1 April 2005; if so, (aa) on what date was the loan granted, (bb) to which company or person, (cc) for what amount and (dd) what amount of the loan has been repaid to date in each case?

Reply:

The CEO of the IDC, Mr Tshokolo P. Nchocho, provided the following response to the question:

“The IDC has made funding available to two companies where the person referred to has either a shareholding or directorship therein.

The first company is Ruslyn Minerals (Pty) Limited, in which the person had an indirect shareholding. A loan from the IDC of R6 849 800 was made available in 2006. The company subsequently experienced financial difficulty when a key customer contract was cancelled. To date, the IDC has been repaid R7 982 848.43, which includes accrued interest and fees. An amount of R2 235 746.98 has been written off by the IDC.

The second company is Dartingo Trading 178 (Pty) Ltd, in which the person had an indirect shareholding. A loan of R115 500 000 was made available by the IDC to the company in 2009. The loan was used to purchase a share in a listed company on the ALTX board of the JSE. The company subsequently went into liquidation. As a result, to date no principal has been repaid to the IDC, and the IDC has taken the decision to write off the entire loan amount. The IDC is currently pursuing legal action against the directors of the company for recovery of funds.

Mr Nchocho has further advised that to the best of the IDC’s knowledge, no other funding has been made available to the person referred to, nor any family member.”

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22 July 2019 - NW220

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1) (a) On what date was the Chief Financial Officer of her department suspended and (b) on what grounds; (2) whether the specified person’s disciplinary process has been finalized; if not why not; if so, (a) on what date was the process finalized and (b) what are the details of the outcome? NW1179E

Reply:

(1)(a)The CFO was placed on precautionary suspension on the 20th June 2018.

(b) The grounds for the precautionary suspension was that further investigations needed to be conducted into allegations of impropriety against him.

(2)(a) The disciplinary process has been finalised and the outcome was communicated to the Department on 25th June 2019.

(b) The outcome was that the CFO was not found guilty on all charges levelled against him.

22 July 2019 - NW144

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether her department has an appropriate time frame in place with regard to the completion of renovations that are currently undertaken at the Durban High Court and which have been interfering with court proceedings; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether she has found that her department is taking appropriate steps to ensure that the court proceedings are not affected; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(1) Currently there are no renovations taking place at the Durban High Court. The Department is in planning for renovations and upgrades to the Durban High Court. The process is currently at the procurement stage (preparing to invite tenders from interested contractors). However, there is construction activity happening in the adjacent Department of Labour Masonic Grove building (separate stand-alone building across Dullah Omar Grove, as shown below.

The Department of Labour Masonic Grove building renovations are scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

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(2) The Department has appointed the Independent Development Trust (IDT) as an implementing agent to oversee the refurbishment of the Department of Labour Masonic Grove building. In ensuring that there were no disruptions in the proceedings of High Court operations the Department of Public Works instructed the IDT to conduct a meeting with the Durban High Court management to sensitise them about the planned project and agree on a workable noise management strategy.

The meeting involving IDT Programme Manager, a representative of the Department of Justice, as well as the contractor was held at the Durban High Court 1st Floor Boardroom on the 11th September 2018. The contractor explained that most of the noisy works will only be carried out over weekends. The contractor would however do the less noisy work may during working hours.

It was expected that should there be any noise disruption the Durban High Court would notify the contractor, IDT programme manager or the Department of Public Works.

As a result of this Parliamentary Question, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure will set about to investigate the noise matter, although it has not been formally reported. But, the contractor and IDT have since been notified of the noise issue and they committed to reduce any noisy activity that might create disruptions during court proceedings at Durban High Court.

In order to address a larger problem of the poor state of court buildings I will be convening a meeting with the regional court managers are other role players to assess the state of the courts and ensure that repair and maintenance plans are put in place and implemented at soon as possible. It is a matter of concern that many courts are inaccessible due to the state of the buildings they are housed in. In many cases one finds lifts and air-conditioning systems that in a state of disrepair. This has a great impact on the ability of the court officials to execute their duties. I will invite the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to this meeting.

I will make the report on the assessment of the courts available to the public and also present it to the Portfolio Committee in Parliament. With regard to the Durban High Court, I will engage with the Department’s management to ensure that the undertaking not to disturb the court proceedings is observed.

22 July 2019 - NW157

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and tasked with tourism and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) 46 , excluding posts in the Office of the Minister and Deputy Minister

(ii) Provincial departments do not report to the Minister of Tourism

(b)  Government has initiated a ceiling on the compensation Budget. Therefore filling of vacant posts is dependent on the availability of the compensations budget. The department intend to fill the posts indicated below by 1 September 2019.

 

Job Title

Date to be filled ( 9 posts)

Admin Assistant: Supply Chain

01 September 2019

Personal Assistant: Research Policy and International Relations

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Research and Knowledge Management

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Policy Planning and Strategy

01 September 2019

Personal Assistant: Destination Development

01 September 2019

CD: Tourism Enhancement

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Tourism Enhancement

01 September 2019

CD: Tourism Sector HRD

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Tourism Sector HRD

01 September 2019

 

 

Vacant Positions that will be filled based on the availability of funds (37post):

DD: IT Audit

ASD: Risk and Integrity Management

Branch Coordinator

 Senior Health Practitioner

ASD: Buildings Management and Energy

DD: HR Planning

2x Cleaners

Communications Officer: Media and Electronic Communications

Registry Clerk

Communications Officer: Graphic Design

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

ASD: Internal Communication

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

DD: Internal Control and Compliance

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

ASD: Asset Management

Snr Legal Admin Officer MR6

Snr State Accountant: Creditors, Travel, Accommodation and Subsistence

ASD: Monitoring and Data Management

Director: Bilateral Relations

ASD: Statistical Analysis

DD: Bilateral Relations and Cooperation

ASD: Policy Planning and Development

ASD: Bilateral Relations

ASD: Spatial Mapping and Database Management

Branch Coordinator

Spatial Mapping Officer

DD:BBBEE Liaison and Council Admin

Data Technologist

DD: Claims Capital Incentives

DD: Community Participation

ASD: Advocacy Awareness and Facilitation

DD: Tourism Guiding Growth and Development

Tourism Visitor Information Officer (ORTIA)

Admin Assistant: Tourism Visitor Services

Tourism Visitor Information Officer (KZN)

22 July 2019 - NW230

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has signed performance agreements with each Member of the Executive; if not, (a) why not and (b) which Members of the Executive still need to sign performance agreements; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) - (b) As I have said in the State of the Nation Address, I will be signing performance agreements with Ministers and Deputy Ministers who will be delegated clear and meaningful programmes to lead.

We expect to finalise these performance agreements by September 2019 when the Medium Term Strategic Framework, with clear deliverables for each department, is approved by Cabinet.

22 July 2019 - NW168

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

By what date will he release the report to the public of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Competition Commission which he commissioned in or around February 2019?

Reply:

Following consultations between the National Treasury and the Economic Development Department, an investigation on the issues that were raised by the Auditor-General as findings in the 2017/18 Financial Year Audit was conducted.

The investigations are not yet completed. On completion of the investigation, the findings will be made public.

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22 July 2019 - NW224

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the President of the Republic

Whether the Government will utilise funds loaned from the China Development Bank in its Infrastructure Fund; if not, where will the funds be sourced from; if so, what (a) amount in funding will be loaned from the China Development Bank and (b) will be the terms and conditions of the loan?

Reply:

(a) - (b) The Infrastructure Fund is expected to utilise funds from International Finance Institutions (IFIs), including the China Development Bank (CDB), as well as other Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and private sector institutions. Work on the design of the Infrastructure Fund is continuing, involving the National Treasury, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC).

As indicated above, consideration will be given to source funding from number of IFIs, DFIs and private sector institutions.

Government has committed R100 billion to the fund over ten years as a subsidy to leverage both private sector and development finance funding for well planned projects. This seed capital will be funded through reprioritisation or additional borrowing but may also include guarantees. There is R5 billion in the existing Medium-Term Expenditure Framework for this purpose. Adequate processes to enable borrowing on a competitive basis from multilateral institutions (such as World Bank, New Development Bank, Chinese Development Bank) already exist. The intention will be to access technical assistance that comes with concessional loans both for purely social infrastructure and for blended finance projects with social and economic elements.

The decision on the funding mix, and terms and conditions of the loan will be determined by several factors. Therefore, it would be premature to indicate what the loan amount would be and the terms and conditions of the loan.

22 July 2019 - NW225

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, with reference to his reply to the State of the Nation Address on 26 June 2019, he intends to deploy members of the SA National Defence Force to assist members of the SA Police Service in gang-ridden areas; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

In a letter dated 17 July 2019, I informed both the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces that I have deployed 1,320 members of the South African National Defence Force for service in cooperation with the South African Police Service for the prevention and combating of crime, maintenance and preservation of law and order where needed in the Western Cape Province.

The deployment was authorised in terms of section 201(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

This deployment is for the period 18 July 2019 to 16 September 2019, with a total expenditure of R23 391 351.00.

22 July 2019 - NW166

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What mechanisms has her department put in place in order to transfer vacant land owned by the State and under the custodianship of her department to various government departments? (2) What number of State-owned land parcels under the custodianship of her department have been identified as land that will be transferred?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has an approved disposal policy and business processes in place to facilitate the transfer of land to Government departments for various purposes. There are processes in place for the release of land parcels to support land reform, human settlements, as well as availing land for purposes of socio-economic development and for the benefit of public good (e.g. servitudes, road construction, expansion of airports, TVET colleges etc.)

2. There are 100 land parcels under the custodianship of DPWI that have been identified for restitution purposes by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD). These will be processed once all supporting documents, i.e. Section 42D agreements have been received from DALRRD. Further, there are over 20 land parcels that have been identified to be released for human settlements purposes once the high level development plans have been received from the Department of Human Settlements. In contributing to economic development, more than 30 land parcels will be released as commercial disposals mainly to State-owned entities

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