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13 November 2019 - NW1251

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

Whether she has found that the drop-out rate of 13 to 17,5%, as stated by her department’s Director-General at the meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on 8 October 2019, is a true and accurate reflection of the actual drop-out rate; if so, on what evidence is this drop-out rate based; if not, what is the actual current drop-out rate?

Reply:

There is a lot of confusion about drop-out rates – how these are defined and measured. Often what South African people have in mind when loosely referring to “the drop-out rate” is something along the lines of the proportion of children who leave the schooling system without completing Grade 12. However, another way in which drop-out rates are conceived is the proportion of children exiting the school system after each grade. This is how the UNESCO Institute for Statistics defines dropout rates. In this sense, there is no single dropout rate, but there is a different dropout rate for each grade. It would be helpful for questions about retention in the school system or grade completion rates, or dropout rates to be specific.

Whenever matric results are released some critics refer to the so-called “real pass rate”, which attempts to measure the percentage of all children who started school that went on to complete matric. Figures in the range of 37% to 40% are usually mentioned in this regard. This is inaccurate and is caused by the perpetual mistake of comparing grade 1 enrolments (which are inflated due to grade repetition) to matric passes. The high rate of grade repetition in grade 1 is the main reason why this method is flawed, but another reason is that a substantial number of people complete matric through supplementary June NSC exams (or the Multiple Exam Opportunity since 2015) and other equivalent FET qualifications, and these are not reported in the NSC technical reports.

A more careful analysis of household survey data indicates that in recent years at least 50% of youths complete grade 12. An alternative method of comparing the number of matric passes for a particular year to the 18-year-old population of the same year suggests that the figure could be as high as 56%. But whichever method one uses there has been a consistent improvement over time.

Table 1 shows the percentage of 22-25 year-olds who have completed at least Grade 12 for each year since 2009, using General Household Survey data. For these calculations one needs to select an age range which is old enough so as to avoid including large percentages of youths still in school and therefore possibly still going to complete Grade 12 (this would cause an underestimate of grade 12 completion) but which is still young enough so as to reflect recent trends in school completion. For this reason the age range of 22-25 year-olds has been selected. According to this methodology, the percentage of youths who have completed grade 12 has increased from about 44.9% in 2009 to about 53.8% in 2018. It should also be emphasized that these are estimates based on a nationally representative sample of households.

Table 1: Percentage of 22 to 25-year-olds who have completed at least Grade 12 or equivalent by population group, 2009-2018

Population Group

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

African

40.1

41.1

43.2

43.6

44.4

48.4

47.0

46.7

48.8

51.6

Coloured

45.2

48.8

43.9

46.7

45.5

47.6

49.7

51.5

45.8

52.5

Indian

83.2

80.3

84.6

74.6

81.8

81.2

78.5

86.5

81.3

81.9

White

85.9

85.6

89.1

89.0

86.9

87.9

85.6

83.4

79.2

81.1

Total

44.9

45.6

47.1

47.4

47.9

51.4

50.1

50.0

50.7

53.8

Source: Statistics South Africa, General Household Survey (GHS), DBE own calculations

Drop-out rates for each grade

Another way of measuring drop-out rates is to look at the percentage of learners who drop out after each grade. These can also be estimated using STATS SA’s GHS data. The table below shows the drop-out rates and survival rates for those born during 1992-1994 (and surveyed between 2016-2018). This specific age cohort was chosen because nearly all these individuals would have been old enough to have completed school at the time when the GHS data was collected. The survival rates in the table show the percentage of individuals who reached each grade. The rate was then converted to show the number of individuals, out of a 1000 individuals who reached each grade. The final column also shows the percentage of all individuals reaching particular grades who then drop out before attaining the next grade. This methodology is more in line with commonly used international definitions of dropout rates.

Note that several years are data have been combined for this analysis in order to ensure that there are sufficient sample sizes in each of the cells. It is also important to note that whilst this method provides the most reliable available estimates of dropout rates by grade, it does not reflect the dropout that happened in a particular year – the data may have been collected from 22-26 year-olds between 2014-2016 but those youths may have dropped out of school in an earlier year.

Interpretation of Table 2:

An estimated 0.68% of youths were reported to have no schooling. Of the 99.32% of youths who do complete Grade 1, it is estimated that 0.10% dropout after Grade 1 without completing grade 2. It is evident that the dropout rates are low in the earlier grades, but increase significantly throughout secondary school. For example, it is estimated that 24.08% of those who reach grade 11 drop out of school without completing Grade 12. A similar pattern exists for Grade repetition rates (as shown in Table 3), where these also increase significantly in grades 10 and 11. A comparison with previous analysis conducted by the department indicates that dropout rates are now considerably lower than they were previously.

Research would indicate that the high dropout and repetition rates towards the end of secondary are symptomatic of weak learning foundations which become more apparent as learners get closer to the National Senior Certificate examination. The department is therefore prioritizing interventions both to keep learners in school and to improve the quality of learning outcomes throughout the school system so that learners reach grades 10, 11 and 12 better equipped for the National Senior Certificate examination. Furthermore, the department is aiming to ensure that more youths who do not complete the National Senior Certificate still do obtain some form of educational qualification and gain access to other post-schooling education and training opportunities, such as technical and vocational education.

Table 2: Survival rates and drop-out rates, associated with each grade

 

2016-2018 Pooled datasets (For those born 1992-1994)

 

Survival Rate

Survival per 1000 youths

Percentage dropping out after attaining this Grade

Total cohort

100%

 

 

No schooling

 

1000

0,68%

Grade 1

99,32%

993

0,10%

Grade 2

99,22%

992

0,23%

Grade 3

98,99%

990

0,31%

Grade 4

98,68%

987

0,34%

Grade 5

98,34%

983

0,58%

Grade 6

97,77%

978

1,31%

Grade 7

96,49%

965

2,69%

Grade 8

93,89%

939

4,37%

Grade 9

89,79%

898

10,51%

Grade 10

80,35%

804

14,84%

Grade 11

68,43%

684

24,08%

Grade 12

51,95%

520

 

Data Source: General Household Surveys 2016-2018, DBE own calculations

Figure 3: Percentage of repeaters by grade and gender, 2018 : see the link below

https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW1251_Percentage_of_repeaters_by_age_and_gender_.pdf

Source: Statistics South Africa, General Household Survey (GHS), DBE own calculations

13 November 2019 - NW555

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

What are the reasons the SA Post Office in Walmer, Port Elizabeth has been closed to the public, (b) on what date is the post office likely to reopen and (c) what happens to the mail and parcels of customers awaiting collection from the Walmer Post Office?

Reply:

I have been advised by SAPO as follows:

a) The Walmer Post Office was closed following an armed robbery on 1 July 2019. All staff members with the exception of one employee were present when the robbery occurred and were booked off for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Customers were referred to the nearest post office, that is, Emerald Hill, which is 6 kms away as well as Central Hill, which is 3.7 kms away.

b) The Walmer Post Office opened on 19 August 2019 after staff were requested to return from sick leave where possible.

c) The mail was delivered to the Emerald Hill and Central Hill Post Offices depending on where customers resided and the Walmer Post Office was opened twice a week during the closure period to deliver parcels to customers.

STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

13 November 2019 - NW340

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether (a) each artist who receives any form of payment from the SA Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC), first has to be registered with the SABC Pay Office under a unique artist number and (b) this number include the artist’s (i) full names including his or her stage name, (ii) ID number, (iii) tax number, (iv) postal address and (v) banking details; if not, why not; (2) does the Pay Office’s computerised pay system automatically reject payment to an artist who has a unique artist number and details on the claim form that do not correspond with the details kept under the artist’s artist number; if not, why not; if so, (3) why do the artists still need to provide certified copies of their ID numbers not older than 3 months when unique artist numbers are created; (4) whether she has found that the above red tape causes unnecessary delays in processing of repeat fees, which in turn leads to unnecessary expenditure for the SABC in the form of interest for late payment and to what extend has this procedure created fruitless and wasteful expenditure for the SABC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have been advised by the SABC as follows:

1. Yes, any individual and or company who receives payment from the SABC requires to be registered with the SABC either as an independent contractor through the payroll system or as a vendor and as a vendor they need to adhere to Treasury regulations. No actor that claims repeat fees from the SABC can be paid without being registered as an independent contractor.

2. Yes, the SABC uses a payroll system which has all the details of the individuals loaded on their artist number and claims are verified against this in the standard payroll system.

3. This is part of the SABC’s governance and internal controls processes. The SABC needs to verify the validity of the claim to ensure that a fraudulent claim is not submitted by an individual, getting hold of and using, the artist’s unique number. The two numbers (ID and artist number) are vetted by TV and then send to the SABC’s corporate shared services payroll to process payment (against the artist number).

4. No, the SABC’s verification process is not causing unnecessary delays in processing of repeat fees.  The documents are necessary to verify claims, i.e. it is a governance and internal control measure.  Fruitless and wasteful expenditure has not been incurred as a result of the verification processes. 

Fruitless and wasteful expenditure has been incurred due to interest levied on late or non-payment of service providers.  This was not because of the verification processes but because the SABC had no money to pay its service providers.  During FY2018/19 an amount of R81m was viewed as fruitless and wasteful expenditure owing to interest and penalties levied on late / non-payment

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER

13 November 2019 - NW1230

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether any performance rewards were paid in contravention of the remuneration policy of her Office in the 2018-19 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the amount?

Reply:

No performance rewards were paid in contravention with the departmental Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) policy. Formal procedures are following through the various stages of the process. Funds for the payment of rewards are included in the Compensation of Employees budget as prescribed.

 

13 November 2019 - NW1138

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) (a) On what grounds were performance bonuses paid out to employees of government departments that recorded adverse audit outcomes and/or did not reach key performance indicators in the past three financial years, (b) which of the specified departments paid out performance bonuses in each of the specified financial years and (c) what was the total cost of the performance bonuses in each case; (2) (a) what number of government departments do not have employment agreements in place, (b) what steps is his department taking in this regard, (c) how do the specified departments conduct performance assessments and (d) have any of the departments paid out performance bonuses in each of the past three financial years; (3) what amount did each government department spend on paying performance bonuses in each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

 1. (a) The general rules for the awarding of performance bonuses are contained in the Incentive Policy Framework issued by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration. Performance bonuses are awarded to employees who receive a performance rating of significantly above the expectation. The authority to grant performance bonuses resides with the Executive Authority or as delegated to the Head of the Department.

Therefore, the DPSA is not in a position to respond to the question regarding the grounds for the payment of bonuses by departments who recorded adverse audit outcomes and/or did not reach key performance indicators in the past three financial years.

According to the published reports of the Auditor General for the past five years (i.e. 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018), the National Department of Environmental Affairs and the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development each received an adverse audit outcome for the 2016/2017 performance cycle (Annexure B on Audit findings attached). The DPSA will write to the affected departments to request an explanation.

(b) The two affected departments, (National Department of Environmental Affairs and Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) paid performance bonuses during the 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years.

(c) The amount paid for performance bonuses for the last three financial years was R45 769 407.95 and R5 036 752.95, respectively.

Name of Department

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

Total

National Department of Environmental Affairs

*R14588100.00

R16189906.95

14991400.00

R45769407.95

Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

*R1555018.62

R2474891.16

R1006684.17

R5036752.95

*Adverse audit outcome

2. The DPSA Circular dated 23 January 2013, requires all departments to capture information on the signing of performance agreements for members of the Senior Management Service and non-SMS employees on or before 31 June annually.

(a) According to the information extracted from the PERSAL system, all departments have captured their information on the signing of performance agreements for the 2018/2019 performance cycle.

(b) The DPSA monitors and report on the level of compliance with the signing of performance agreements. Letters will be sent to non-compliant departments, when such is identified.

(c) Performance assessments are conducted based on the signed performance agreement which contains the performance measures. The performance assessments are subjected to a half-yearly and annual review. The performance ratings or scores are further subjected to a moderation process and recommendations are made to the relevant Executive Authority on the outcome of performance.

(d) Departments have awarded performance bonuses to eligible employees. The detailed list of performance bonuses paid by departments is attached as Annexure A.

2. Government departments paid performance bonuses for the 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years. The detailed list of the performance bonuses paid by departments is attached as Annexure A as extracted from the PERSAL system.  

13 November 2019 - NW1145

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office has conducted any research to establish why (a) there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in the Republic and (b) the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the (i) relevant details and (ii) details of the findings of any investigations conducted to date?

Reply:

a) The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWYDP) has not conducted any research why there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in South Africa.

b) The Department has not conducted any research to establish why the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world. However, South Africa has various sources of Violence against Women administrative data that are used by the Department to inform policy making and programme implementation. These include household surveys e.g., District Health Surveys (DHS-StatsSA), The South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics collated from Sexual Offences Courts, Victim Empowerment Centres, Thuthuzela Care Centers, Hospitals, Shelters (state and NGO run) and Research institutions.

Sector specific administrative criteria and methodologies are applied in recording of administrative data. Recording is from different sectoral indicators perspective and programme areas. Data sources are focused on criminal judicial responses and emergency short term responses to violence against women.

The Department is currently facilitating a process of conducting a prevalence survey in the next financial year.

13 November 2019 - NW1002

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With regard to the building of schools in each province in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016- 17, (d) 2017-18 and (e) 2018-19 financial years, (i) who were the implementing agents and (ii) what is the total cost of each contract; (2) was each contract finalised on time; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2154E

Reply:

Information has been requested from provinces and will be made available as soon as it is received.

13 November 2019 - NW804

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What amount does her department currently owe to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure for construction work in each province?

Reply:

No

PED

Total Amount owed to the Provincial Department of Public Works & Infrastructure on work done

When will the owed money be settled?

1

EC

Department of Public Works, Road and Transport

R 32 438 741.21

31 October 2019

2

FS

 

R 0.00

 

3

GP

 

R 0.00

 

4

KZN

 

R 0.00

 

5

LP

 

R 0.00

 

6

MP

 

R 0.00

 

7

NC

 

R 0.00

 

8

NW

 

R 0.00

 

9

WC

 

R 0.00

 

Total

ALL

 

R 32 438 741.21

 

13 November 2019 - NW937

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of cases have been opened at the Benoni Police Station since 1 January 2019, (b) number of the specified cases have been solved, (c) are the details of the type of cases opened and (d)(i) number of the specified cases have been closed and (ii) was the reason in each case;

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of 4 176 cases have been opened at the Benoni Police Station, since 1 January 2019.

(1)(b) A total of 1 080 cases have been solved thus far.

(1)(c) The details of each type of case opened, for the period requested, form part of the crime statistics, which have not been released by the Minister of Police.

(d)(i)(ii) The details of the number of specified cases, which have been closed and the reason in each case, are reflected in the table below:

Charge

 

Nolle

(Dismissal of charges by the prosecution)

Insufficient

Evidence

False

Undetected

 

Murder

0

7

0

0

2

9

Attempted murder

0

7

0

1

0

8

Assault GBH

2

23

0

2

0

27

Assault common

80

0

15 ”

1

102

Burglary business

0

3

0

0

166

169

Burglary residential

0

0

0

0

247

247

Shoplifting

0

0

0

0

0

0

Withdrawn

Nolle Prosequi (Dismissal of charges by the prosecution)

Insufficient Evidence

False

Undetected

Total

Theft of motor vehicle and motor

cycle

 

14

0

4

31

49

Theft at(Iirom motor vehicle

0

17

0

3

76

96

Theft

4

49

0

18

24

95

Maliciaus damage to property

14

1

2

12

35

Ffaud

0

47

0

14

10

71

Drug-related crime

0

0

0

0

0

Driving under the influence of

alcohol or drugs

0

0

0

0

Car jacking

11

0

0

26

37

House robbery

0

0

0

0

43

43

Business robbery

0

0

0

31

40

Common robbery

3

0

0

3

6

TOTAL

18

285

1

59

672

1035

(2)(a) A total of 76 vehicles, are currently at the Benoni Police Station. (2)(b) The Benoni Police Station has seven sectors.

(2)(c) The Benoni Police Station currently has a total of 276 South African Police Service (SAPS) Act members.

Reply to question 937 recommended/

 

13 November 2019 - NW1232

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) amount did a certain official of the National Youth Development Agency benefit after the specified official failed to disclose a conflict of interest and participated in the awarding of a quotation to a supplier in the 2018-19 financial year and (b) steps has her Office taken against the official?

Reply:

(a) A procurement transaction of R165 000 was detected by the Auditor-General which indicated a suspected conflict of interest between an employee and a service provider. It is at this stage not possible to determine how much the said employee may have benefited, if at all.

(b) The NYDA commissioned an internal audit investigation based on the suspected transaction and has suspended the employee and lodged formal disciplinary processes.

13 November 2019 - NW1021

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Noting that his department is currently reviewing the Ministerial Handbook for the second time this year, (a) by what date will his department finalise the second revision and (b) what are the (i) substantive areas within the Handbook that are currently under review and (ii) further relevant details?

Reply:

The Cabinet has directed that the Ministers of Finance, Public Works and Infrastructure and Public Service and Administration further engage on the financial implications of the Guide for Members of the Executive (referred to as the Ministerial Handbook).

a) The engagements have been finalised and proposals are being considered by the President and it is expected to be concluded shortly.

b) (i) The substantive matters that the Cabinet identified are-

  • Vehicle purchases for official use;
  • Tariffs in relation to privately owned vehicles used for official business by Members;
  • Residential upgrades; and
  • Staffing in Ministerial Offices.

(ii) Further details will be provided once decisions on any revisions are effected.

 

13 November 2019 - NW304

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) Why has SA Post Office in Bluff Towers in Durban been closed to the public, (b) By which date is the specified post office likely to reopen to the public and (c) What has she found happened to the (i) mail and (ii) parcels awaiting collection at the Post Office? NW1270E

Reply:

I have been advised by SAPO as follows:

a) The Post Office in Bluff Towers in Durban was closed because the landlord wanted a 6 months advanced rental and utility services payments before entering into an agreement. SAPO could not make the payments due to PFMA rules.

b) The intention is to reopen the outlet as soon as a suitable site can be found in the vicinity of the old Bluff Post Office.

c) (i)(ii) All mail items and parcels are delivered from the Jacobs Post Office which is approximately 3km away from the old site (Bluff Towers).

 

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

13 November 2019 - NW1010

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of cases have been opened at the Kempton Park Police Station since 1 January 2019, (b) number of the specified cases have been solved, (c) are the details of the type of cases opened and (d)(i) number of the specified cases have been closed and (ii) was the reason in each case; (2) What number of (a) vehicles does the specified police station currently have, (b) sectors does the police station have and (c) trained police officers are stationed at the police station

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of 5 802 cases have been opened at the Kempton Park Police Station since, 1 January 2019.

(1)(b) A total of 1 038 cases have been solved thus far.

(1)(c )The details of each type of case opened, for the period requested, form part of the crime statistics, which have not been released by the Minister of Police.

(1)(d)(i)(ii) The details of the number of specified cases, which have been closed and the reason in each case, are reflected in the table below:

NW2163E

Crime Category

Withdrawn

Undetected

Unfounded

Guilty

Not Guilty

Withdrawn in

Court

Nolle Prosequi/

Acquitted/

Settled

Total

Murder

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

4

Attempted murder

1

21

0

1

0

10

1

84

Culpable homicide

2

2

0

1

0

1

0

Robbery aggravating

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Public violence

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

4

Crime Category

Withdrawn

Undetected

Unfounded

Guilty

Not Guilty

Withdrawn in

Court

Nolle Prosequi/

Acquitted/

Settled

Total

Rape

0

15

0

4

0

5

6

30

Sexual assault

1

1

1

8

0

0

1

12

Child abuse

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

Kidnapping

0

70

1

1

0

6

0

78

Assault GBH

13

30

0

9

3

77

36

168

Assault common

115

34

6

8

2

87

55

807

Burglary (excluding residential premises)

14

120

0

3

0

13

2

1g2

Burglary (houses)

34

55

1

4

1

13

5

113

TiefI of all stock

0

 

1

0

0

0

0

2

Shoplifting

1

0

0

156

1

46

74

278

Theft of motor vehicle and motor cycle

3

19

0

0

0

7

2

31

Theft off/from motor vehicle

7

4

1

3

0

7

2

24

Theft (other)

41

32

4

30

3

109

59

368

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Malicious damage to property

18

8

2

5

1

51

22

107

Fraud

38

53

5

69

0

41

21

227

Drug-related crime

0

0

0

24

1

96

49

170

Driving under the influence of alcohol "

drugs

0

0

0

0

0

2

]

8

Illega! possession of firearms and

0

0

0

4

2

22

0

28

Attempted robbery: aggravated: with fireau”n

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

Common robbery

3

71

3

8

1

29

9

124

Attempted common robbery

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

Attempted rape

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Attempted burglary (business)

0

24

0

2

0

3

0

29

Crime Category

Withdrawn

Undetected

Unfounded

Guilty

 

Not Guilty

Withdrawn in Court

Nolle Prosequi/

Acquitted/

Settled

 

Attempted burglary (houses)

0

16

0

0

0

1

1

18

Attempted theft of motor vehicle and ”""

cycle

0

2

0

2

0

2

1

Attempted theft from/off motor vehicle

0

4

0

0

0

1

0

6

Attempted theft (other)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery with weapon other than firearm

1

80

1

3

3

18

5

111

Contact sexual offences

1

1

1

8

0

0

0

11

Possession of presumed stolen vehicle

0

0

0

3

0

10

4

17

Intimidation Act

30

13

1

3

0

9

10

66

Prevention of Family Violence Act

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Second-hand Goods Act

0

0

0

19

0

38

0

57

Offences related to security firms and

officers

 

2

0

0

0

0

   

Legal succession to the South African Transport Service

0

0

0

17

0

91

0

108

Other offences in connection with the

family life

 

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

Driving offences in terms of the National

Road Traffic Act

   

0

48

0

305

8

371

Crimen Injuria

3

20

1

0

0

5

0

29

Other offences against the administration

of justice

1

 

1

5

0

12

5

27

Extortion (blackmail)

0

3

1

1

D

0

0

5

Offences in terms of the Dangerous Weapon Act

0

0

0

0

1

7

1

Tone Act regulating Arms and Ammunition

0

0

0

4

2

22

0

28

Driving offences in terms of the Road

Traffic Act

7

7

8

10

0

62

74

16›

Possession of housebreaking instruments

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Other offences against plants and animals

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

Possession of presumed stolen property

0

0

0

11

5

9

17

42

Unlawful intrusion of premises

1

14

0

0

0

4

1

20

 

Crime Category

Withdrawn

Undetected

Unfounded

Guilty

Not Guilty

Withdrawn in Court

Nolle Pcosequi/ Acquitted/ Settled

Total

Explosives Act- bomb 1hreats (except gt

airports)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Movement of and control over individuals

0

20

0

38

0

40

6

104

Liquor trade. Liquor products and sorghum

beer

o

o

o

i

o

so

o

3z

Tool

336

75B

42

621

26

1 388

491

3 562

(2)(a) There are currently 57 vehicles at the Kempton Park Police Station. (2)(b) There are currently six sectors within the Kempton Park Policing precinct. (2)(c) There are 256 trained police officers at the Kempton Park Police Station.

13 November 2019 - NW1231

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What are the (a) two targets that were incorrectly cited as achieved whereas they were not achieved according to the report of the Auditor-General in the 2018-19 financial year and (b) reasons her department submitted an incorrect report on its performance?

Reply:

a)The two targets are:

  1. Number of reports on progress made on women's empowerment in the Economic Departments.
  2. Report on socio-economic empowerment of women through government economic incentive schemes produced as planned.

b) The reports on the two targets were incorrectly only approved by the acting Director-General.

12 November 2019 - NW1349

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

(a) What number of Public Works and/or Independent Development Trust projects, nationally and provincially, which have already commenced, are currently on hold due to (i) a lack of funding from client departments, (ii) industrial action, (iii) pressure from small, medium and micro enterprises and other local influences and (iv) the failure of contractors to complete the project and (b) what interventions has her department made in each case to resume work on the specified sites? NW2561E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure of the following projects by the Independent Development Trust (IDT).

a) IDT

(i) Lack of Funding

(ii) Industrial Action

(iii) Pressure from Enterprises

(iv) Failure of Contractors

b) interventions

Free State

Tempe School of Health (on hold at panning)

None

None

None

The DDG Construction Management has engaged user-client departments of DoD, DoJ and Home Affairs for funding. A response is still awaited.

 

Refurbishment of Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court

       
 

Free State / Lesotho Border fence

       
 

Refurbishment of Bultfontein Magistrates Court

       
 

Refurbishment of

Groenpunt Correctional Centre

       
 

Refurbishment of Henenman Magistrate Court

       

Mpumalanga

Vosman Magistrate Courts

None

None

None

Client department/s were engaged for funding to enable the resumption of work but the engagements did not yield the desired outcome.

 

Emalahleni Labour Centre

None

None

None

 
 

Sabie Labour Centre

None

None

None

 
 

None

None

None

Barberton Correctional Centre

Contractor and PSP were terminated and now procuring new service providers.

Limpopo

None

None

None

Saselemani LDSD Office accommodation

The contractor was terminated due to poor performance. A process for the appointment of a replacement contractor is underway. The process is at the adjudication level.

 

None

None

None

Marei Primary School

The old contract was terminated. The contractor development panel to be used to procure a replacement contractor.

Concurrence request submitted to the client (DBE) for approval. Procurement will take place upon granting of the approval by the client.

 

None

None

None

Mathume Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Mapalagadi Secondary School

 
 

None

None

None

Tseana High School

 
 

None

None

None

Tshangwane Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Baphadima Secondary School

The old contract was terminated. The project will be advertised for the appointment of the replacement contractor by 01 November 2019.

 

None

None

None

Kgabagare Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Leboeng Primary School

The old contract was terminated and the replacement contractor was appointed and site handover was completed in August 2019. Construction is underway.

 

None

None

None

Phakeng secondary school

The contractor absconded site and has been terminated. Re-scoping and budget have been submitted to the LDoE for approval to procure replacement contractor.

 

None

None

None

Tjetje Secondary School

The old contract was terminated. LDOE has approved the scope and the budget for the completion works and the project will be re-advertised by 08 November 2019.

 

None

None

None

Tshadama Secondary School

The old contractor was terminated. The project has been re-advertised and evaluated. Awaiting Bid Adjudication.

 

None

None

None

Dumela New Library

IDT Social Facilitation Unit is constantly engaging the Project Steering Committee and the Community. There are regular meetings with the Project Steering Committee to deal with social issues. Currently the issue has been resolved and the construction has resumed.

Eastern Cape

None

None

None

Intlangano SPS

Replacement contractor procured and concurrence for approval submitted to the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

 

Ntsonkotha SSS

None

None

None

Escalated to Eastern Cape (EC) Department of Education.

The EC Department of Education experienced financial challenges in 2016. Payments were late resulting in huge backlogs/accruals which had a negative impact on future projects. This further resulted on over commitments on current and future cash-flows. To curb the situation, the Department resolved to put all projects, especially not yet on-site to be put on hold and those under construction suffered the consequences of the non-availability of funds. The CEO has met with the SG on numerous occasions, but to date the department has not been able to get out of the woods. Efforts to get additional funding from Treasury was not successful.

 

Kanyisa Special School (Cala)

None

None

None

 
 

Tembisa Special School

None

None

None

 
 

Bubesi PS

None

None

None

 
 

Dumile SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Hillbrow SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Hlankomo JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Kwamathambo SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Lingelethu JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Luphindo SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Magadla SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Mdumazulu JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Mgomanzi PS

None

None

None

 
 

Ntukayi SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Prospect PS

None

None

None

 
 

Cabasa JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Esigubidudweni JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Kwazizamele JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Zweli JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Floradale Farm School

None

None

None

 
 

Ntsheleni SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Xezi JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Mampelwazwe JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Maqebevu PS

None

None

None

 
 

Silangwe JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Tsolobeng JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Butterworth HS

None

None

None

 
 

Gabajana JSS

None

None

None

 
 

DCS07 Kitchen Upgrades Programme (33 Prison Facilities)

None

None

None

 

KwaZulu-Natal

None

New Taylor Hall Branch Court

None

None

DPWI took the matter to court. The court has subsequently recommended an alternative site for construction be identified.

DPWI must consult with the first relevant/affected stakeholders on the identification and inspection of the proposed alternative site.

 

DCS Kitchen upgrade programme (40 Projects)

DCS Generator upgrade programme (29 projects

Westville Correctional Capital Works (1 project)

None

None

None

There is ongoing engagement between IDT and DCS to address the funding issue.

Northern Cape

Seoding Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

Projects still on hold. The region has since met with the NC Dept of Health. The department has indicated that they don’t have funds for this current year.

 

Mataleng Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Mecwetsaneng Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Legobate Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Witbooi Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Warrenton CHC- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Kagiso CHC- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Kempdorp CHC - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Glenred Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Dr Winston Torres Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Ma Doyle Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Floorianvale Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Kharkams Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Connie Voster Hospital- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Bill Pickard CHC- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Prieska Hospital- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Kenhardt CHC- Construction of Internal Roads

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Kempdorp CHC- Construction of Internal Roads

None

None

None

 
 

Hester Malan CHC

None

None

None

 
 

Bill Pickard CHC

None

None

None

 

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

Not applicable

North West

None

None

None

Trotsville Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and the new one was contracted to complete the Project

 

None

None

none

Retlakgona Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and a new one has been contracted to complete the Project

 

None

None

none

Tlhabologang Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and a new one has been contracted to complete the project

Gauteng

Minnaar Street Upgrade Buildings Work Pack 2 and 3

none

None

None

The IDT is currently engaged in on-going discussions with the client departments to address the funding issue with a view to resuming the projects.

 

Ekurhuleni Trade Test Centre: Dolomite Risk Management: Upgrading Of Civil Engineering Services

none

none

none

 

12 November 2019 - NW1348

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

With reference to municipalities that have underspent their Expanded Public Works Programme grant allocations for the 2018-19 financial year, (a) which municipalities have (i) repaid the difference in full and (ii) failed to repay the difference either in full or in part and (b) what amounts are still outstanding from each specified municipality?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) (i) (ii) National Treasury was currently finalising the 2018/19 rollover process for municipal grants not spent. The outcome of this process will be communicated to municipalities by the 5th of November 2019 as indicated by National Treasury. All municipalities will be given 14 days to raise any objections where requests were not approved. It is only after the finalisation of this process that municipalities will be requested to surrender to National Treasury any unspent amounts. For those municipalities who will not comply, National Treasury usually offset unspent funds against the equitable share for municipalities that are not responding in terms of payment arrangements.  

b) The table below shows the expenditure of all Municipalities per province for the 2018/19 financial year. As at the end of June 2019, an amount of R35.254 million was not spent. The process to surrender these unspent funds will be informed by the National Treasury process outlined above.

Table 1: EPWP Integrated Grant for Municipalities - 2018/19

Expanded Public Works Programme Integrated Grant for Municipalities - 2018/19

Province

Allocated (R'000)

Transferred to date (R'000)

Transfers as % allocation

Expenditure to date (R'000)

Expenditure as % allocation

Unspent balance (R'000)

Eastern Cape

98 566

98 566

100%

88 786

90%

9 780

Free State

24 453

24 453

100%

24 062

98%

391

Gauteng

106 794

106 794

100%

104 163

98%

2 631

KwaZulu-Natal

204 011

204 011

100%

200 111

98%

3 900

Limpopo

52 587

52 587

100%

50 452

96%

2 135

Mpumalanga

60 311

60 311

100%

55 918

93%

4 393

Northern Cape

28 908

28 908

100%

27 155

94%

1 753

North West

36 536

36 536

100%

33 614

92%

2 922

Western Cape

80 712

80 712

100%

73 363

91%

7 349

Grant Total

692 878

692 878

100%

657 624

95%

35 254

The amounts still outstanding from each under spending municipality is reflected in the table below.

Municipality

Transferred to date

Expenditure to date

Expenditure as % transferred Exc. Rollover

Nelson Mandela Bay

6 711

4 835

72%

Kou-Kamma

1 000

857

86%

Great Kei

1 168

976

84%

Amahlathi

1 449

56

4%

Amathole District Municipality

2 446

1 305

53%

Engcobo

2 160

2 012

93%

Sakhisizwe

1 951

790

40%

Mhlontlo

1 821

1 786

98%

King Sabata Dalindyebo

3 954

3 822

97%

Umzimvubu

2 476

1 137

46%

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

10 844

8 629

80%

Mohokare

1 000

738

74%

Masilonyana

1 000

994

99%

Tokologo

1 000

945

95%

Nala

1 000

969

97%

Metsimaholo

1 000

966

97%

Ekurhuleni

25 054

23 567

94%

City of Johannesburg

34 737

34 110

98%

Merafong City

1 180

1 158

98%

Rand West City

2 135

2 098

98%

West Rand District Municipality

1 105

647

59%

uMdoni

1 219

1 149

94%

uMngeni

1 000

862

86%

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

4 265

2 078

49%

Nquthu

1 014

977

96%

Dannhauser

1 000

825

83%

Amajuba District Municipality

1 620

1 505

93%

AbaQulusi

1 295

880

68%

uMhlathuze

5 189

5 107

98%

King Cetshwayo District Municipality

7 762

7 088

91%

Maruleng

1 169

1 122

96%

LIM 345

1 134

1 020

90%

Vhembe District Municipality

1 215

1 072

88%

Blouberg

1 089

1 027

94%

Capricorn District Municipality

3 642

3 271

90%

Mogalakwena

1 537

879

57%

Modimolle/Mookgophong Local Municipality (LIM 368 )

1 021

774

76%

Makhuduthamaga

1 004

522

52%

Chief Albert Luthuli

1 901

902

47%

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme

1 259

972

77%

Lekwa

1 000

184

18%

Govan Mbeki

1 937

1 275

66%

Dr JS Moroka

2 955

2 846

96%

Nkomazi

6 708

5 210

78%

Khâi-Ma

1 000

954

95%

Ubuntu

1 000

718

72%

Emthanjeni

1 000

890

89%

Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality

1 000

972

97%

!Kheis

1 000

434

43%

Ga-Segonyana

1 000

738

74%

Gamagara

1 235

781

63%

Madibeng

1 174

975

83%

Kgetlengrivier

1 159

670

58%

Moses Kotane

1 000

591

59%

Tswaing

1 632

1 502

92%

Mamusa

1 098

999

91%

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

1 278

1 109

87%

City of Matlosana

2 037

933

46%

Maquassi Hills

1 017

914

90%

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

1 151

938

81%

City of Cape Town

24 266

21 855

90%

Cederberg

1 819

1 763

97%

West Coast District Municipality

1 047

879

84%

Stellenbosch

5 722

4 078

71%

Overberg District Municipality

1 125

1 053

94%

George

5 466

3 140

57%

Bitou

2 615

2 443

93%

Prince Albert

1 042

554

53%

 

11 November 2019 - NW1278

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

Whether the National Treasury allocated additional funding to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in order to pay investigators in terms of the SA Police Services Act, Act 68 of 1995; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Section 23 of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act (hereafter referred to as the IPID Act) (2011) provides that the conditions of service, including the salary and allowances payable to an investigator appointed under the IPID Act (2011), must be on par with members appointed as detectives in terms of the South African Police Service Act.

As part of the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Budget, funds were reprioritised from the South African Police Service (SAPS) to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to provide for various IPID unfunded cost pressures, amongst which was the implementation of section 23 of the IPID Act (2011). At the time of the allocation, the IPID had costed the prospective implementation of section 23 of the Act to amount to R9.3 million over the 2018 MTEF. Subsequent to the allocation of the additional funding, IPID then informed the National Treasury that in terms of the Court ruling, it was also required to implement section 23 retrospectively. This implies that the IPID was required to back-date the salary adjustment for investigators to align with the salaries of Detectives in SAPS, from when the Act was first implemented in 2012. As the budget process had already been concluded, no additional funds were allocated to the IPID.

Upon further engagements with the IPID on this matter, the National Treasury was informed that implementation of section 23 of the IPID Act (2011) did occur in 2018/19 but only as it relates to the prospective adjustment of salaries (notch increments) for investigators. Other salary-related adjustments such as pension liability and back-dated payments were not implemented due to the unavailability of funds.

As part of the 2019 Adjustments Budget, the IPID approached the National Treasury with a request to shift funds within compensation of employees to provide for the back-dated payment of pension liabilities for investigators. The National Treasury supported this proposal on condition that the IPID can accommodate the attendant carry-through costs associated with the revised pension contribution for investigators within its baseline.

11 November 2019 - NW1376

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

1.Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement? (NW2589E)

Reply:

  1. My department has never done business with any of the specified persons, companies or trusts in the past five financial years and since 1 April 2019.

11 November 2019 - NW1262

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

Whether any of the seven staff members of the National Museum in Bloemfontein who were accepted to make presentations at the South African Cultural History Conference held in Simon’s Town in October 2019 attended the conference; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) did the specified museum cover all the costs?

Reply:

(a). Drs. Hendrik Snyders and Marianna Botes of the History Department, and Elmar du Plessis of the Department of Collections attended the National Conference of the SA Society for Cultural History (SASCH) from 18-19 October at the Naval Museum in Simon’s Town, where all three presented papers. The delegates who were approved to attend were from the History and Collections department which conserve the historical collections.

(b). Yes the Museum covered full cost for Dr Botes and Ms Du Plessis and partial cost for Dr Snyders.

11 November 2019 - NW1165

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a)(i)&(ii) No costs incurred

(b)(i)&(ii) No costs incurred

11 November 2019 - NW1265

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a) What (i) amount was budgeted for the proposed permanent exhibition of antique weaponry at the National Museum in Bloemfontein in the 2019-20 financial year, (ii) portion of the budget has been spent to date, (iii) is the cost for the cases that will contain the weaponry and (iv) is the current status of the progress made in establishing the exhibition, (b) where will the exhibition be situated and (c) by what date will the exhibition be open to the public?

Reply:

(a)(i). No money was budgeted for a permanent antique exhibition of weaponry in the 2019- 20 financial year.

(ii). There was no budget.

(iii). There are no costs.

(iv). The Council approved the exhibition plan which provides that a rifle exhibition can be done at the satellite Museum of the National Museum (First Raadsaal and Wagon Museum) in the financial year 2019/20.

(b). the exhibition will be placed at the satellite Museum of the National Museum (First Raadsaal and Wagon Museum)

(c). the exhibition will be open to the public in this current financial year.

11 November 2019 - NW1414

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

(a). What is the salary package of the position of the Head of Department (HOD) of the Archaeology and Anthropology department at the Bloemfontein National Museum, (b) what grading system was used to determine the salary and (c) how does the salary compare to (i) the rest of the members of the department and (ii) other HODs employed at the museum?

Reply:

(a). The salary package of the position of the Head of Department (HOD) of the Archaeology and Anthropology department at the Bloemfontein National Museum is equivalent to an Assistant Director in the public service and the package is tied to that position.

(b). The Public Service grading system as published

(c)(i). the salary is comparative taking into account the different grades

(ii). the salary is in the same band as other HOD’s and is comparative

11 November 2019 - NW1417

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

(b) falls off

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

11 November 2019 - NW1264

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture:

(1). Whether the Council and/or Chief Executive Officer of the National Museum in Bloemfontein took a decision to phase out the use of Afrikaans at and by the museum; if not, what are the details of all steps taken by the museum to promote Afrikaans; if so, on what statutory grounds was the use of Afrikaans phased out, given that it is the second most spoken language in the Free State; (2)(a). why is Afrikaans being excluded from the museum’s (i) Culna and (ii) Indago publications and (b) what research was conducted to evaluate the impact of excluding Afrikaans from these publications; (3)(a). what are the details of the museum’s current language policy and (b) has he found that it complies with the provision of the Use of Official Languages Act, Act 12 of 2012, that there must be a choice of three official languages in which the public must be served officially; (4). what steps has the museum taken to (a) promote Sesotho as an indigenous language in the museum and (b) establish Sesotho as a scientific language? NW2476E

Reply:

1. The Council and or Chief Executive Officer of the National Museum in Bloemfontein has not taken any decision to phase out Afrikaans at the museum. Afrikaans is promoted in line with the Language Policy. The Language Policy of the National Museum in Bloemfontein was published in Government Gazette on 31 March 2015, Gazette No. 38670 following proper processes and has been implemented. Below are extracts from the gazette:

4.1. Government reports, documents and official publications intended for public distribution

a. English will be the language used for government reports and documents.

b. English will be the language used for all documents for public distribution.

4.2. Communication with the public

a. The language used when communicating with members of the public, whether for information or official matters, will be in the language that is understood by the majority of the members present, but limited to English, Afrikaans and Sesotho.

b. A member of the public who wishes to receive a service from the National Museum in any language other than that in which the service is provided, may request that this be provided in such official language, limited to English, Afrikaans and Sesotho.

c. If a member of the public is unable to communicate in the three languages contemplated above, the National Museum will make use of the services of an interpreter, including sign language practitioners, taking cognisance of factors such as time, cost and the availability of an interpreter or sign language practitioner.

d. Such requests must be in writing and received by the National Museum at least seven working days prior to the service being required.

(2)(a) The Language policy of the Museum was gazetted on 31 March 2015 Gazette No. 38670 which deals with Museum publications as detailed above.

(i) Culna is a popular scientific publication of the National Museum which is available in hardcopy and online, www.nationalmuseumpublications.co.za.

(ii) Indago is a scientific journal of the Museum which is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training. It is available in hardcopy and online, www.nationalmuseumpublications.co.za

(b) The Museum did not commission a formal study to evaluate the impact of excluding Afrikaans or any of the other official languages from any of the publications. However, the Museum did follow a process and also opened up to a formal comment process. In addition the Museum has access to a cache of research done on publications and languages which assists the Museum.

(3)(a) The Museum’s language policy has been published in government gazette

(b) The Museum’s language policy does provide that the public must be served in 3 languages which are English, Afrikaans and Sesotho.

(4)(a) The Museum’s services to the public are conducted in English, Afrikaans and Sesotho.

(b) The Museum has identified Sesotho as a marginalised language and there are plans proposed in the draft Strategic Plan from 20/21 to annually issue a brochure in Sesotho which covers the major scientific research areas of the Museum’s work. Furthermore, the Museum has a mobile Museum which is taken to schools throughout the province and curriculum based lessons are provided in Sesotho where there is a need.

11 November 2019 - NW1416

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

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

Reply:

1. No period without a head.

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

11 November 2019 - NW1261

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

(1)(a) On what grounds was the annual fieldwork project 385, Historical Archaeology, at the National Museum in Bloemfontein rejected after the project was included and approved in the 2019-20 annual budget and annual performance agreements, (b) how will the rejection of the project affect the applicant’s performance agreement and (c) what amount of money, resources and time (i) have been spent on the specified project to date and (ii) will be lost as a result of the rejection of the project; (2) whether the decision to reject the project was made by the Chief Executive Officer of the specified museum; if not, was the (a) decision made and/or approved by the Council of the museum and (b) applicant part of the discussions; (3) what are the details of all physical archaeological fieldwork and research that have been conducted at the museum since 1 January 2008, including the persons and/or entities that conducted the fieldwork and research in each case; (4) what (a) steps has his department taken to encourage black women to become researchers and fieldworkers and (b) number of black women are currently actively doing fieldwork in the Republic?

Reply:

(1)(a). The annual fieldwork project 385, Historical Archaeology was not rejected.

(b). the applicant’s performance agreement will not be affected as the above-mentioned project is not aligned to her job description.

(c)(i)(ii). No money, resources or time has been lost on the project 385.

(2). The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) did not make any decision to reject project 385. This was a project which expired in 2011.

(a). The Council of the Museum did not make a decision to reject project 385. This was a project which expired in 2011.

(3). The Museum does not keep consolidated fieldwork records which are more than 10 years old at its premises, the archived records will be retrieved from the National Archives in Pretoria and made available to the Honourable member at a later stage.

(4) The National Museum has set up a committee to investigate the barriers experienced by our Black Female researchers in the archaeological fieldwork.

 

11 November 2019 - NW1271

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether the National Treasury has conducted a thorough investigation into the accounting practice of provincial departments on classifying payments, in contravention of the National Treasury Classification Circular 21, to implementing agents for the procurement of assets and/or goods and services as transfers and subsidies; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the details and (b) has any malicious intent in this regard been identified; (2) whether the National Treasury will ensure that all assets procured by provincial departments from implementing agents are reclassified as the relevant class of asset and recorded on the asset register of the relevant department; if not, why not; if so, what (a) progress has been made in this regard and (b) measures have been implemented to ensure that the practice of wrongfully classifying the procurement of assets as transfers and subsidies is prevented; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The aforementioned Classification Circular was developed in consultation with provincial treasuries, specifically the Provincial Accountants-General (PAGs). Once issued the PAGs took responsibility for the implementation thereof in their respective provinces. Any investigation in to the accounting practices as referred to in (1) above would accordingly fall within the remit of each provincial treasury.

Any challenges identified in the implementation and/or audit are however communicated between the PAGs and the National Treasury, represented by the Office of the Accountant-General (OAG), for discussion and resolution. These discussions focus on the substance of the arrangements and the appropriate classification in the accounting and budgeting processes and systems. The legality of arrangements (suspected and/or confirmed) is dealt with by the accounting officer of the provincial department under the oversight of the provincial treasury.

Assets procured from implementing agents are classified and recorded as such in the provincial department’s financial statements. Non-compliance has and will be identified by the AGSA where the accounting office of the department fails to ensure compliance. To this end, there are regular engagements between the National Treasury, OAG, and the AGSA to ensure the accuracy of the audit findings and recommendations. Any correction of material errors such as correcting the non-disclosure of capital assets acquired from implementing agents are identified separately in the notes to the financial statements.

11 November 2019 - NW1415

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

(a). Whether there is an urgent need to fill the position of the Head of Department (HOD) of the Archaeology and Anthropology department at the Bloemfontein National Museum, (i) with someone from the outside and (ii) in the middle of the current financial year and (b) has the Chief Executive Officer considered the appointment of the HOD as an opportunity to empower black women currently employed in the specified department?

Reply:

a) (i). Yes there was a need and as such the vacancy was advertised internally and externally

(ii). the incumbent has been appointed as the acting HOD

(b). There are two Black staff members who have indicated that they are happy with their development trajectory into their next level which is Museum Scientist and have indicated how the Museum can assist them with their development. The Museum has commenced with a programme to assist Black females to develop themselves especially in the core areas as a Museum scientist.

11 November 2019 - NW1260

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

What amount did (a) each provincial department of sports, arts and culture spend on provincial sporting awards in each of the past five financial years and (b) his department spend on national awards in each of the past five years?

Reply:

(a) The following is the expenditure as provided by each of the provincial departments of sports, arts and culture on their provincial sporting awards in each of the past five years:

Province

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

EC

R1 033 978.00

R1 805 920.00

R2 292 018.37

R3 205 969.49

R2 886 217.44

FS

No awards

No awards

R250 000.00

R320 000.00

R778 000.00

GP

R8 500 000.00

R9 503 034.00

R6 935 760.00

R8 999 614.00

R8 992 070.00

KZN

6 000 000.00

4 200 000.00

R 4 000 000.00

R4 560 000.00

R4 953 194.54

LMP

No awards

No awards

R992 695.00

R1 435 750.00

R1 156 470.00

MP

R1500000.00

No awards

No awards

No awards

R1 800 000.00

NW

R949000.00

R1400000.00

R1790000.00

R2307850.00

R2660560.00

NC

Not done

R850 000.00

R920 000.00

R935 000.00

Not done

WC

R521 529.29

R386 289.63

R728 026.06

R523 289.81

R541 416.75

(b) The following is the expenditure on the national sports awards by Sport and Recreation SA for the past five years:

Year 2015

Year 2016

Year 2017

Year 2018

Year 2019

R18 722 023.19

R15 387 606.00

R12 000 000.00

R8 869 803.05

R8 947 608.34

11 November 2019 - NW1263

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

(1). Whether conference attendance and fieldwork of staff members employed by the National Museum in Bloemfontein have been put on hold until a new Head of Department is appointed at the museum; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how will this affect the performance agreements of the staff members; (2). whether the museum conducted an organisational review and job grading in 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) review and (b) outcomes of the review?

Reply:

(1). No conference attendance and fieldwork of staff members were placed on hold.

(2)(a). The Museum commenced with an organisational review process in 2018. Phase 1 has been completed, and Council approved that the Museum will use the DPSA grading. This entailed aligning the defunct Museum Grading System with DPSA grading which was completed and approved by the Council of the Museum.

(b). Treasury has recently approved the use of surplus funds to fund Phase 1 in October 2019

08 November 2019 - NW1290

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

With reference B the Government Notice No 1317 and her establishment of an advisory committee known as the high level panel in kms of section 3A of the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998, whose mandate is to review policies, regulations and practices on matters related to the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros, what (a) is the name of each body that each member of the high-level panel is (i) affiliated to and (ii) a member of and (b) (i) qualifications and (ii) knowledge and/or experience served as the basic on which each member was selected

Reply:

 

The details of each member of the High-Level Panel are provided below:

  1. Ms Aadila Agjee

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to Centre for Environmental Rights

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of • Wildlife Project for Centre for Environmental Right NPC

(b)(i) Qualifications • Degree - Bachelor of Law (LLB)

    • Postgraduate LLM -Animal Rights Law

b)(II) Knowledge and experience Environmental legal matee, litigation, legal regulations

 

for welfaRe of wild animal9 and compliance, legislative review. Animal nghb and welfare legislation

Professor Brian Child

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

‹b›‹i 4uaiirlcationx

b){II) Knowledge and experience

Mr Kule Chitepo

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

NATIOML A6SEfBLY

Global Environmental Fund

  • Biodiversity Panel Member
  • Scientific Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Fund
  • University of Florida
  • Peace Parts Foundation’s Community

Development Programme

  • Biodiversity Panel Member on the Scientific and technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility(2014-2018)
  • B.Sc. Honors - Agricultural Economics
  • M.Sc. - Agricultural & Forest Science
  • D.Phil. - Ecology

Nature Conservation, Communal Area management, Indigenous resources and Camp fie

Africa Resources Trust (ART) - Resources Africa

  • Chemonics International's Resilient Waters

IUCN Species Survival Commission (sustainable

use and livelihoods)

Resource Africa

  • Masters in Science - Environment and Development

Bachelor of Science - Renewable Resources

Trans-boundary biodiversity conservation expert, community development, policy development on rural communities, exposure to trade, Resource mobilization

 

Ms Ashleigh Doc

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(ii) Name of each body member of (b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

Mr Stewart Dorrington

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(li) Name of each body member of

•Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Nkosi Mpumalanga Gwadiso

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body members

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Kgosi Edward Mabalane

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

UT xsseuatY

Endangered Wildlife Trust Admitted attorney

  • Master of Laws - Environmental
  • Postgraduate Certificate - Environmental 6 Sustainable Development
  • Degree - LLM - Environmental Law

Nature conservation, community empowerment, admitted attorney dealing with environmental issues, restorative justice

Professional Hunter Association of South Africa (PHASA)

  • Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation South Africa (CPHC-SA)
  • Hunting regulation and captive lion breeding

» FASA

Degree - Bachelor of Commerce

Wildlife conservation, Hunting and Game Farming

Amakhonjwayo Traditional Council

Amakhonjwayo Traditional Council

  • Traditional House of Leaders
  • Chairman of Agriculture
  • CONTRALESA

CONTRALESA investment holdings

Certificate - Businees Administration

Community Leadership, Community Development and

Human Rights Activist

Baphiring Nation-Mabaalstad

Moses Kotane Hospital - Board Member

QUESTION NO. 1200 W2501E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

6. Mr Reuben Malema

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Dr Kelly Mamewick

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(li) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

MTIONAL AG6EMBLY

    • Village FM - Board Member
    • REMDEC (Community and Consultative Process Dispute Resolution Committee
    • HRM Mabalane Haven of Hope Foundation
    • Freedom Park-Board Member,
    • Provincial Contralessa Chairperson
    • Chairperson of HR & Remuneration Freedom Park Council
    • Groot Marico Biosphere Reserve Board
  • Certificate - Indigenous Law & Restorative Justice with Traditional Leaders
  • Certificate- Executive Leadership & Municipal Development Programme

Community Leadership, Mail & Guardian Top 200 young leader award, trained in Restrictive Justice

Empower Wildlife Ranching and South African Agricultural Industry Association (AGRI-SA)

Black Evolution Product (Game Meat Trade)

  • DAFF Ministerial advisory committee on Game

meat regulations

Food Security & BBG

  • Transformation Committee in Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)

National Diploma - Business Management

Sustainable use of wildlife, Policy development in agriculture, Game meat regulations, Business management

IUCN African Lion Working Group

Southern African Wildlife Management Associate

IUCN Cat Specialist Group

  • IUCN Candid Specialist Group
  • Wildlife Forum
  • Doctorate - Ph.D. - Wildlife Management

I

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Lulama Lorraine Matyolo

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

{a){II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Tebogo Mogashoa

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Mavuso Msimang

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

tJATl0hAL A66Ef/IBLY

    • Masters - Wildlife Management

BSc Honors-Zoology

    • BSC Degree-Zoology & Botany

Carnivore Conservation & Biology of Cheetahs, Project Management, Data Management, Wildlife Trade

Attorneys Admission Board

    • National People & Part B Task Team
  • Deputy Secretary - Provincial People & Packs Forum (Western Cape)
  • Degree - Bachelor of Arts
  • Degree - LLB
  • Honors Degree - Business Administration
  • Certificate - Legislative drafting

Legal and Compliance related matters

Wildlife Ranching Association of SA

  • Wildlife Ranching Association of SA
  • Kwandwe Rhino Conservation Trust

Degree - Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Game Ranching, Investment in the SA economy through Wildlife sector, Wildlife farming

World Wide Fund for Nature SANParks

United Nations

Peace Parks Foundation

  • SANParks
  • African Parks Foundation, established in 2000
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority
  • Peace Parks Foundation
  • WWF South Africa
  • Board's Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee

QJE6TDN NO. 12N W2501E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

Dr Tshifhiwa Constance Nangammbi

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(iI) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Elizabeth Johanna Lizanne Nel

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

    • Tourism Conservation Fund
    • Masters - Business Administration
    • Degree - Bachelor in Entomology & Biochemistry

Nature conservation, Institutional development, Tourism development, Chairman of Corruption watch, community development

The South African Council For Natural Scientific Professional(SACNASP)

The Parasitology Society of Southern Africa

    • UNITAS Malacologica
  • Zoological Society of Southern Africa
  • Doctorate - PhD. Zoology
  • Post-graduate Diploma- Higher Education

MasBrs of Science - Systematic 6 Biodiversity

  • BSc. Honors - Biological Sciences
  • Degree - Bachelor of Arts - Biology & Psychology

Curriculum Development in genetics, Piloting the establishment of a wildlife biological resource centre. Established the molecular genetics lab at UNIVEN. Empowerment of PDls and student

South African Hunters 6 Game Conservation

Association

Tshwane University of Technology IUCN Sustainable

Use & Livelihood Specialist Group

Southern African Wildlife Management Association

  • Southern African Wildlife Management

Association

  • Biodiversity Management(Scientific Services)

Limpopo Department of Economic Development

LEDET

MBA(Masters in Business Administration)

  • B.Sc. Hons. Wildlife Management

BSc Degree

Wildlife Conservation, Conservation lecture, IUCN specialist group, hunting, Wildlife management, Policy

QUESTION NO. 1200 NM501E

development, advocacy

  1. Ms Mmboneni Esther Netshivhongweni

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Professor Azwihangwisi Edward Nesamvuni (a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(li) Knowledge and experience

Wildlife Eco-Tourism Bio-Prospecting Association of South Africa (WEBSA)

Wildlife Ranches of South Africa (WRSA)

  • WEBSA
  • Board of Directors of the Professional Hunters'

Assoc.SA's(PHASA)

  • Conservation & Empowerment Fund
  • People and Parks
  • Master of Commerce
  • B. Comm Honors
  • B. Comm
  • Advanced Diploma- Professional Management

Sustainable Use of wildlife, Community conservation management

Professor Extra-Ordinary: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture at University of the Free State

South African Council for Natural Scientific

Professions

  • South African Society for Animal Science

Association of Feed Manufacturer of South Africa

  • South African Society of Agricultural Expansion

Doctorate - Ph.D. Animal Bleeding and Reproduction

  • Masters -Agriculture
  • Master - Business Administration

Bachelor of Science -Agriculture (Honors)

  • Bachelor of Science -Agriculture

Nature Conservation and Research in Animal Bleeding & Repuzluction

Advocate for Women in Conservation & Sustainable use and Strategic development & Implementation

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OUESTION NO. 1200 NW2501E

  1. Ms Sibusiswe Maureen Ngcobo

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

  1. Host Pheni Cyprian Ngove

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a){ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Kana U \/hulunge Mvelele

    • Member of the National Action Programme
    • Implementing initiatives related to Bio-trade
    • United Nations Convention to combat desertification in South Africa
    • Inter-governmental Science Policy platform on Biodiversity and Eco-system
    • Master - Social Science - Policy & Development
  • Bachelor - Home Economics

Diploma - Home Economics

  • Certificate in PFMA

Advocate for women participation in Conservation issues, Conservation and Sustainable use, Women in Conservator, Strategic development specialist and Implementation

Nghonyama Wildlife Africa

  • Institute of Dike of South Africa

Wildlife Ranching South Africa

  • People and Parks Organisation
  • Mabunda Community Game Reserve
  • LEDET Letaba Ranch Co Management

Limpopo Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

  • National Diploma - Public Administration & Management
  • Post-Graduate Diploma - Human Right
  • P0st Graduate Diploma- Labor Law
  • Post-Graduate Certificate - Local Government Law

Knowledge and Experience in matters relating to indigenous knowledge system in South Africa, Bleeding, community development

QUESTION NO. 12B0 NW2501E

  1. Mr Michael 't Sas Rolfes

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(ii) Name of each body member of

{b){l) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Professor Robert Hugh Slotow

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and axpe8ence

  1. Mr Deon Swart

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

International Union for Conservation of Nature

    • IUCN Species Survival Commission African

Rhino Specialist Group

    • IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist

Group

    • MSc. - Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

MSc. - Environmental Resource Economic9

B. Com (Hons) - Business Economics

    • Diploma- Integrated Environmental

Management

Environmental resource economist, legal and illegal market for wildlife products. He is knowledgeable in sustainable use, an expert in the analysis of wildlife trade policy for high value species and works closely with both national and international bodies in biodiversity sector.

Elephant Specialist Advisory Group (ESAG)

Institute for Commercial Forestry Research

    • Sugar Milling Research Institute
    • KwaZulu-Natal Institute in Research TB & HIV/AIDS
    • Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

Ph.D. - Biology

  • M.Sc. - Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science-Zoology

Research on genetics and conservation of large mammals. Specializes in Corporate Governance and species-related policy development, economics, animal physiology, welfare and protected areas management.

South African Predator Association (SAPA)

  • National Wildlife Forum
  • Provincial Wildlife Forum'
  • Hunting and Wildlife Association SA

African Lion Task team

QUESTION NO.1200 NW2501E

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

  1. Inkosi Mabhudu Israel Tembe

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Karen Tendler

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Diploma - Nature Conservation and Management

Wildlife Conservation, Policy Development, Conservation management, lion breeding and captive breeding, wildlife trade(local and international), monitoring and enforcement

  • The Tembe Traditional Council
  • Provincial House of Traditional Leaders
  • KwaZulu - Natal Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • UMkhanyakude Local House of Traditional Leader
  • Former Board member of iSimangalico
  • Former member of Wildlife Steering Committee of EKZNW
  • Diploma - Computer Course
  • Certificate - Management of International Criminal Prosecutions
  • Certificate - Leadership and Good Governance

Specializes in community development. Criminal Prosecutions. Training in SA Constitution, Community Development and Environmental Administration

National Council of Societies for the Presentation of Cruelty to Animals

  • SANParks Ethics and Animal Use and Care Committee
  • SABS code of Practice for Translocation and Capture of African Herbivores, Code on Zoo standard and animal experimentation
  • Advanced IWRC USA
  • NSPCA Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Unit

Rhino Response Project Coordinator

  • EWT 2012 -2015
  • Rhino Response Strategy

IFAW on wildlife rescue, response and ehabilita6on

  • Pretoria Biomedical Research Ethics Committee member

E\/\/T Conservation Management Committee

  • Committee for Elephant Welfare during the Tuli

0flE5TlQt NO. 12B0 NYf2 01E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Andries Lucas van Coffer

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Pamela Bulelwa Yako

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

MTIOKAL ASSEMBLY

elephant cruelty case

National Diploma - Nature Conservation 6 Wildlife Management

Trained in Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Conservation, Pharmacology in wildlife rehabilitation. Rhino rearing and rehabilitation, Ethics of wildlife rehabilitation, Rearing and rehabilitating wildlife, Nursing and specialized nursing. Introduction to Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife nursing, fearing orphaned wildlife, Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation 1&2, Rehabilitating raptors, Crisis management, Oil spill response, Wound management in wildlife, Pharmacology for Wildlife rehabilitate, Ethics, Wildlife we4e

Professional Hunter's Association of South Africa (PHASA) and Confederation of Hunter Association of South Africa (CHASA)

  • Tourism Business Council South Africa (TBCSA)

Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officers Association

  • Board of Directors of the PHASA Conservation &

Empowerment Fund

Board of Directors of the Tourism Business Council

South Africa (TBCSA)

  • Registered national tour guide with SA Tourism (SAT)

PHASA Conservation & Empowerment Fund

  • Board of Zululand Rhino Reserve
  • Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officer Association
  • Goss Estate Hunting Academy
  • National Diploma - Electronics
  • Diploma - Business Management
  • National Certificate - Toun9lTl Guiding

Specialist in agriculture and wildlife conservation, game farm management, community participation and hunting.

Zenande Leadership Consulting

  • Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism
  • Seriti Institute Board
  • South African Tourism Board

Former DG: (DEAT and DWAF)

  • DDG: Biodiversity & Conservation

QUESTION NO.1290 NW2501E

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

Regards

  • Former Board ECPTA
  • Master in Business Leadership
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Industrial Sociology, Management and Economics

Municipal Support and Turnaround Specialist, Environmental policy development. Women empowerment. Municipal governance, stakeholder facilitation and financial strategy development and sustainability planning specialist.

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FlSHERIES

.

NATIONAL ASSE£/BLY QJE8TION NO. 1200

08 November 2019 - NW1360

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

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

Reply:

a) b) c) i) ii) The Department did not do any business with the relevant persons, companies and trusts for the past five financial years and current financial year.

 

aa) Not applicable.

bb) aaa) bbb) Not applicable.

 

08 November 2019 - NW1314

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

(I) Will the member of the South African Weather Service boast still be held personally liable for the finances spent on the six months salary in the premature termination of employment of a certain person (name and details furnished); (2) What are the relevant details of the allegations faced by the specified person?

Reply:

 

 

1. The Audited Financial Statement for the South African Weather Service (SAWS) for the period under consideration are available and the Auditor General has made no finding that the expenditure arising from the settlement of the dispute between the Board and the lower CEO amount to fruitless and wasteful expenditure. For his reason the SAWS Board, will not be held personally liable for this expenditure, as there is no legal basis to do so.

 

 

2. The Board removed the Chief Executive officer from office for, inter alia, failing to perform certain functions connected with the office of the Chief Executive Officer or b exercise those powers adequately, diligently and efficiently and because the was an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship between the Boast and the former Chief Executive Officer due b the following reasons:

  • A breakdown in communication occurred between the Chair of the Board and the former Chief Executive Officer;
  • The former Chief Executive Officer failed B, inter alia, attend meeting requested by the Chair;
  • Absenteeism on the part of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for extended period during critical periods for the organisation;

  • Inability or unwillingness on the part of the CEO b finali9e matters ‹elated to her missing employment contract and performance agreement for 2016/17 and to confirm the date of conclusion of the employment contract as 31 March 2017;

Regatdc

MG BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

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MTIQ\IAL A99EMBLY QUESTION NO. 1g14 IM2528E

08 November 2019 - NW1217

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) Why have the adult basic education and training facilities in the Hantam Local Municipality closed down and (b) what alternative arrangements have been made to accommodate the municipality that is already plagued by a high illiteracy rate?

Reply:

(a) Against the strategic goal of building institutional capacity in the Community Education and Training (CET) system, the Department took a decision to rationalize the CET institutional landscape in the interest of efficiency, effective service delivery and economic use of the limited resources. In order to guide the process of rationalization, the CET College System: National Plan for the Implementation of the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training was developed. The Councils of the CET colleges took resolutions in support of the proposal in the plan to rationalize the Community Learning Centres (CLCs) nationally from 3 276 to 200. For the Northern Cape CET College, the Council approved 7 CLCs and 80 satellite centres for accessibility.

The four CLCs in the Hantam Local Municipality were affected due to extremely low student headcount enrolments, which impacted on the provision of quality education and training. In the 2018 examination cycle, the four centres combined had 21 candidates, i.e. Williston with five candidates, Loerisfontein with five candidates, Niewoudtville with seven candidates and Brandvlei with four candidates.

In quality, planning and resource terms, there must be a lecturer for each subject and examination procedures in place, i.e. appointment of invigilators and markers. In the context of limited resources matched with the uptake of the CET opportunities by the communities, the situation was unsustainable.

(b) In terms of the Policy and Procedures for Regulating the Opening, Merging and Closing of CET Colleges’ learning sites, the rationalization process does not preclude the Council from opening and merging centres where there is a need. If the demand increases the college Council can be approached to open a satellite centre and deploy lecturers accordingly.

07 November 2019 - NW534

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With regard to the sanitation audit undertaken by her department in 2018, (a) what are the reasons that the audit was necessary when sanitation already forms part of the National Education Infrastructure Management System (NEIMS) and (b) on what date will the NEIMS report for 2019 be released?

Reply:

1. The audit was necessary as the data in NEIMS is not real-time data, as there are schools that might have received intervention or are in the process of receiving intervention or their status might have deteriorated for one reason or another. Further:

(a) NEIMS get updated when the Provincial Education Department submit the NEIMS assessment forms for completed projects per quarter,

(b) Every five years the Provincial Education Department are required to conduct NEIMS condition assessment for the schools as stipulated in Government Immovable Asset Management Act.

2. National Education Infrastructure Management System report for 2019 will be released at the end of the second quarter of 2019/2020.

 

QUESTION: NA 534: I

COMPILER:

MR ER MAFOKO

EXT: 4317

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

MR HM MWELI

A/DDG: INFRASTRUCTURE UNIT

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

MR HM MWELI

DIRECTOR–GENERAL

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

DR R MHAULE, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

MRS AM MOTSHEKGA, MP

SIGNATURE

DATE:

 

07 November 2019 - NW796

Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW1911E

Reply:

In responding to the question asked by the Honourable Member, the Department of Water and Sanitation, the Department of Human Settlements and the entities reporting to me submitted the information in the tables below:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND ITS ENTITIES:

Department of Human Settlements.

Financial Year

Total Advertising Spend

(aa) 2016 – 17

R13 500 490.81

(bb) 2017-18

R22 229 242.17

(cc) 2018-19

R18 787 220.64

TOTAL SPEND

R54 516 953.62

The amount of expenditure that went to a black-owned media company was R51 389 543.05.

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R12 844 893.44

(bb) 2017-18

R21 547 846.08

(cc) 2018-19

R16 996 803.53

TOTAL SPEND

R51 389 543.05

The National Department of Human Settlements spent R4 440 617.47 on outdoor adverting during the financial years in question.

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R1 286 770.88

(bb) 2017-18

R2 955 342.59

(cc) 2018-19

R198 504.00

TOTAL SPEND

R4 440 617.47

ENTITIES:

Estate Agency Affairs Board

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Estate Agency Affairs Board

R56 295.53

R269 010.22

R153 091.96

Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R2 628 000.80

R4 393 318.49

Consolidated (Board and Fund)

R56 295.53

R2 897 011.02

R4 546 410.45

Advertising expenditure relating to Black owned media companies and outdoor advertising:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(i) Black-owned media companies

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R56 295.53

R0.00

R269 010.22

R2 628 000.80

R153 091.96

R4 393 318.49

(ii) Outdoor advertising

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R858 240.10

Housing Development Agency (HDA)

1(ii) Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R1 553 969.32

R777 949.74

R1 544 003.50

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies and outdoor advertising that went to Black Owned media companies in the 2016 – 2019 financial year:

Description

Financial year

 

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

  1. Black owned media companies

R1 533 647.44

R771 699.75

R1 517 950.94

  1. Outdoor advertising

None.

None.

None.

Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R225 000.00

R2 151 000.00

R1 232 000.00

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R109 609.81

(bb) 2017-18

R1 127 778.48

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R1 675 488.29

Outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in each specified financial year. There was no outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year:

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R0.00

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R438 100.00

National Housing Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R19 203 153.00

R2 308 006.00

R3 038 281.00

2(b)(i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R16 237 742.00

(bb) 2017-18

R754 665.00

(cc) 2018-19

R1 668 809.00

TOTAL SPEND

R18 661 216.00

The NHBRC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R347 875.22

R58 381.68

R648 322.93

2(b) (i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R347 876.22

(bb) 2017-18

R58 321.68

(cc) 2018-19

R627 794.73

TOTAL SPEND

R1 033 992.63

NHFC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years

Advertising Expenditure

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Total

R69 220.96

R842 669.00

R718 542.40

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R39 800.00

(cc) 2018-19

R0.00

TOTAL SPEND

R39 800.00

SHRA did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION:

Amounts spent on advertising incurred by the Department of Water and Sanitation are as follows:

Financial Year

Amount

aa) 2016-17

R 18,348,924.25

bb) 2017-18

R 13, 573, 547.85

cc) 2018-19

R 44 747 917.23

ENTITIES:

  1. (ii)

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amatola Water

R182 000

R230 000

R206 000

Bloem Water

R226 049.15

R118 900.07

R 0

Lepelle Northern Water

R200,179.61

R245,268.97

R215,422.40

Magalies Water

R1,294,354.14

R1,095,411.21

R1,380,925.41

Mhlathuze Water

R522 358,32

R757 974,74

R1 053 151,42

Overberg Water

R295 671,82

R286 206,85

R113 613,57

Rand Water

R919 984.00

R1 006, 738.82

R3 337 877.50

R1 050, 000.00

R3 094 403.80

R321 847.05

R988, 833.25

R2 020 972.01

Sedibeng Water

R1 703 990.20

R75 720.66

R78 384.00

R40 995.49

R0.00

R79 292.50

Umgeni Water

R1 020 927.33

R1 441 568.61

R1 542 251.31

TCTA

R0

R73 743.75

R99 774.

WRC

R440 879.38

R279 537.01

R99 661.92

(b)

(i)

(ii)

(c)

Amatola Water

None

Not applicable

Not applicable

Bloem Water

BEE STATUS – 51%

2016-17

R 142290.68

2017-18

R118 900.07

2018-19

R 0

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 29369.67

   
 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 30386.4

   
 

BEE STATUS – 16.39%

2016-17

R 24002.4

   

Lepelle Northern Water

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

Magalies Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 6

BO- 45.10%

BWO -22.55%

2016-17

R 283,072.28

2017-18

R121,142.78

2018-19

R345,805.35

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 1

BO 53%

BWO 14%

2017-18

R 800,562.86

2018-19

R 987,118.60

   
 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 2

BO 17%

BWO 6%

2016-17

R 90,870.94

2017-18

R130,545.17

2018-19

R48,001.46

   
 

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

BO 56.8%

BWO 17.79%

2016-17

R 920,410.92

2017-18

R43,160.40

   

Mhlathuze Water

R2 363 484, 48

2016/17

R522 358, 32

2017/18

R757 974, 74

2018/19

R1 053 151,42

None

2016/2017

R190 108.00 outdoor advertising

Overberg Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

2016-17

R 295 671,82

2017-18

R 286 206,85

2018-19

R 113 613,57

None

None

Rand Water

2016/2017

R3 902 501.50

2017/2018

R3 094 403.80

2018/2019

R2 112 707.20

None

None

Sedibeng Water

BEE STATUS - 50%

R1 978 382.85.

Out of the amount of R1 978 382.85, an amount of R1 782 374.20 was paid to community based radio stations.

R266 584.84: Was paid to a company which is 50% black owned.

Not applicable

Umgeni Water

2016/17

R768 286.43

2017/18

R894 323.80

2018/19

R906 561.41

None

None

TCTA

B-BBEE STATUS- Level 3

2017/2018

R 36 807.75

2018/2019

R 59 409.00

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

B-BBEE STATUS

Level 2 (2017-18)

Level 1 (2018-19)

2017/2018

R 36 936.00

2018/2019

R 40 365.00

   

WRC

2016/17

R189 415.58

None

None

 

07 November 2019 - NW1110

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has put mechanisms in place to improve leadership and administrative capabilities of (a) municipalities, (b) municipal officials and (c) councillors to assist with appeals resulting from the decisions of the district municipal planning tribunals, especially in the Northern Cape; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c) Yes. The Department, through the office of the branch responsible for Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM) in the Northern Cape, has made extensive interventions incuding the convening of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Forum since 2016, which is held on a quarterly basis to discuss various challenges experienced in the province on the implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, Act No 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA). Extensive training on the SPLUMA has been undertaken for all municipalities as well as individual training sessions upon request by local municipalities in the Northern Cape. This included focussed training on appeal related matters. In addition the Department has provided municipalities with different spatial planning tools, guidelines and training material including the following:

  • SPLUMA Manuals for Appeal Authorities,
  • SPLUMA Core Training manuals,
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Municipal Planning Tribunals,
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Authorised Officials in terms of section 35(4) of SPLUMA, and
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Councillors.

The Department has also formed an intergovernmental team of spatial planning officials in the province spearheaded by its SPLUM branch and including the Office of the Premier, the Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). This intergovernmental team, co-ordinated by the Department, has been responsible to support local municipalities to improve leadership and administrative capabilities of municipalities, municipal officials and councillors in the implementation of SPLUMA.

07 November 2019 - NW1158

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a),(b) No

(i),(ii) Falls away.

07 November 2019 - NW1258

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether Coega Development Corporation is the only implementing agent appointed by the Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education for the supply and installation of security fencing to schools in the province; if not, who are the other implementing agents; if so, (a) on what basis was the agent appointed as the sole implementing agent and (b) what is the (i) duration of the project, (ii) total number of schools that have already been fenced, (iii) total number of schools that must still be fenced and (iv) total monetary value of the project?

Reply:

Information has been requested from the Eastern Cape Department of Education and will be provided as soon as it is received.

07 November 2019 - NW1220

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) What number of bicycles did her department provide to learners residing in the Msholozi informal settlement in Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni, (b) which age groups did her department provide bicycles to and (c) on what basis was it decided to provide bicycles to the learners instead of a bus to transport the learners; (2) whether her department will consider providing the learners with a bus instead, considering that the learners are still young, that they have to travel more than 5 kilometers to the closest school and the cost of wear and tear on the bicycles; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.  (a) & (b) Information received from Gauteng Department of Education indicates that the Shovhakalula bicycles were distributed to Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni as follows;

School Name

Grade

No Bicycles

Year

Ephes Mamkeli Secondary

8-12

27

2016

Etwatwa Secondary

8-10

34

2016

Ekukhanyeni Primary

1-7

5

2016

Kgothalong Primary

3-7

60

2016

Lesabe Primary

3-7

19

2016

Isaa Makau Primary

1-6

57

2016

Magalelagase Primary

2-4

34

2016

Umnyezane Primary

3-6

144

2016

Solomon Motlana Primary

1-7

46

2016

Total

 

426

 

c) The Shovhakalula Bicycle Programme which is managed by the National Department of Transport and were only given to all learners that walk 3 kilometres and less across different grades.

2. The district office of Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni has applied for learner transport for learner walking more than 5 kilometres to schools and the application is currently being considered for implementation in the 2020 Calendar year.

07 November 2019 - NW1178

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

a) None

b) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

07 November 2019 - NW645

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School in Graaff-Reinet and (b) are the details of the time frames for the completion of the upgrades; (2) (a) what are the details of all outstanding amounts owed to (i) the main contractor and (ii) each other contractor or professional team and (b) by what date(s) will the outstanding amounts be settled; (3) what additional expenses has her department incurred in each month since the upgrade works were stopped?

Reply:

1. (a) Information received from the Eastern Cape Department of Education indicates that the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School are at Stage 7 works and that the contract stalled due to consultants who have abandoned work.

(b) The time-frames are yet to be determined pending budget availability and reappointment of replacement consultants.

2. (a) professional fees and contractor claims;

(i) main contractor: R150,223.05, Fencing Contractor: R 83,087.92

(ii) Architect R1,021,811.26, Engineer R114,968, Quantity Surveyor R45,178.23.

(b) R563, 604.50 has been paid in September 2019 and the rest will be paid by November 2019.

3. The additional expenses are yet to be determined pending consultant analysis.                                                                      

07 November 2019 - NW1356

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

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

Reply:

(a) Tony Georgiades – No

David Ngobeni – No

Kojo Mills – No

Paul Ekon – No

Trevor Pikwane – No

Christian Gouws – No

Eugene Clause Bezuidenhout – No

Gerhardus Jo van van Niekerk – No

Casper Van Den Burg – No

John Churchouse – No

Lesiba Edmond Sekele – No

Florin Mircea Cozmuta – No

Cedric John Bredenkamp – No

Paul Anthony McKay – No

Yi He – No

Maureen Ann Azvaradel – No

David Rajah – No

Paul Staveley Howard – No

Frederick Johannes Wessels – No

Lawrence Delville Hood – No

Christopher David Thatcher – No

Alan Menachemson – No

Richard Dan Hallam – No

Michael Casparis Maree – No

Lloyd Charles Jaffee – No

Andre Jeremias Esias Bezuidenhout – No

Mick Davis – No

Eric Samson – No

Dr James Motlatsi – No

 

(b) Ria Tenda Trust – No

Linked Environmental Trust – No

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation – No

Free State Diamond Mines – No

Adsani Exploration – No

Reva Trading – No

CTL Management and Personnel Services – No

 

(c) Not applicable

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(aaa) Not applicable

(bbb) Not applicable

 

06 November 2019 - NW1367

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons , (b) companies and (c) trust( Tony Georgiades, David Ngobeni, Kojo Mills, Paul Ekon, Trevor Pikwane, Chistian Gouws, Eugene Clause Bezuidenhout, Gerhard Jo Van Niekerk, Casper Van Den Burg, Martyn John Churchouse,Lesiba Edmond Sekele, Florin Mircea Cozmuta, Cedric John Bredenkamp, Paul Anthony Mckay, Yi He, Maureen Ann Azvardel, David Rajah, Paul Staveley Howard, Frederick Johannes Wessels, Lawrence Delville Hood, Christopher David Thatcher, Gavin Treanor, Alan Menachemson, Richard Dan Hallam, Michael Casparis Maree, Lloyd Charles Jaffee, Andre Jeremias Esias Bezuidenhout, Mick davis, Eric Samson, Dr james Motlatsi (ii) Ria Tenda Trust, Linked Environmental Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Trust, Free State Diamond Mines, Adsani Exploration, Reva Trading, CTL Management and Personnel Services)) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so , (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(a) Persons

None

(b) Companies

None

(c) Trust

None

(i) The past five financial years

None

(ii) Since 1 April 2019

None

(aa) Dates, persons, companies and trusts

None

(bb) Nature

None

(bbb) Monetary value

Monetary value: R 0

06 November 2019 - NW1229

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each entity reporting to him and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in each entity; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in the entities reporting to him?

Reply:

(1) (a) None (b)(i) none (ii) none

(2) (a) Not applicable (b) not applicable

(3) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1255

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Finance

What was the average turnaround time of his department’s services, including immigration and customs, pertaining to the (a) import and (b) export of goods at each port of entry in the Western Cape (i) in each of the past three years and (ii) since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

SARS administers the Customs and Excise Act and does not perform immigration functions at places of entry or exit.

(a)(b)(i)(ii)

Processing times per location are not available as the customs declaration processing system is centralized. Import and export declarations are submitted electronically to customs, processed electronically and released electronically by customs.

The historic data is not readily available and involves an extensive process of data extraction due to the current system design. The average turnaround time consistently over the last several years is less than a minute.

For 2019, the average processing time for electronic import and export declarations on which there is no impediment to the release, i.e. detention for inspection purposes, was 39 seconds. In other words, service providers who submitted electronic declarations to Customs received an electronic release message from customs within 39 seconds of submission, on average.

It is to be noted that more than 70% of all cargo are cleared prior to arrival.

06 November 2019 - NW1000

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provided electricity? (2) What; (a) is the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients, (b) are the reasons for the outstanding cost and (c) type of disputes are delaying payment of the outstanding cost; (3) What are the implications of the outstanding payments to Eskom on its debt or the special appropriations that Eskom is requesting from the Government; (4) What type of supply and payment solutions will Eskom implement to international clients? NW2152E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

1) As at 19 September 2019, the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provides electricity is 10.

(2)(a) As at 19 September 2019, the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients is R632 million.

(2)(b) There are three clients who have outstanding payments to Eskom and the reasons for these are displayed in the table below.

 

Client

Outstanding Balance Rm

(2)(b) Reasons

1

ZESA

Zimbabwe

R322 million

Zimbabwe has economic challenges due to political challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom and ZESA currently have a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt and ZESA is paying off the debt as per the agreement.

2

Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM)

R221 million

Eskom supplies EDM with standby power. The utility has financial constraints due to their generation mix which includes IPP’s which are contracted on a take-or-pay basis.

3

ZESCO

Zambia

R89 million

ZESCO owes Eskom due to power supplied during the previous drought period. The country has economic challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom owes ZESCO for energy imbalance which arises out of managing the regional system. Eskom and ZESCO are currently concluding a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt.

(2)(c) All the monies owed to Eskom are not in dispute. Eskom’s clients acknowledge their debt and attribute economic challenges as well as financial constraints as the cause of their delays in settling the outstanding debt.

(3) These funds could assist minimally with Eskom’s cash flows.

(4) Eskom will ensure that future contracts are designed to avoid build-up of debt in future.

06 November 2019 - NW1174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department incurred any costs relating to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria n 25 May 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason? Nw2335E

Reply:

(a) The Department did not incur any costs during the inauguration of the President on 25 May 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

(b) The Department did not incur any costs during the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1107

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with reference to the closure of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train, operating between George and Knysna, any progress has been made to restore the line and re-open it; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of (a) any progress made to date and (b) estimated date of re-opening?

Reply:

According to information received from Transnet SOC LTD:

No progress has been made to physically restore the line. Significant planning towards the restoration and re-opening is taking place. (a) A proposal from the private sector has been received and is currently in the final process of evaluation. The earliest time that the proposal can be fully supported and approved will be at the end of the first quarter of 2020. (b) The work towards the restoration will commence at the end of 2020 with initial operations, not on the full extent of the line, will be towards the end of 2021.

 

06 November 2019 - NW1083

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will declare Mafikeng as a disaster-stricken area because of the water crisis facing communities, schools, clinics, libraries, and businesses in the area; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) form of relief package and intervention will be made available and (b) are the timeframes?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is empowered under Section 3 of the Disaster Management, Act (No. 57 of 2002), to declare a national disaster in the provinces. Accordingly, this question should be referred to my colleague, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

The Magoegoe, Khoi Khoi, Majemantsho, Makubung and Tsetse villages located in the outskirts of the Mafikeng Local Municipality jurisdiction are currently affected by drought. Funds have been made available through the Water Service infrastructure Grant (WSIG) in the 2018/2019 financial year to refurbish the existing operating boreholes to optimise them as part of the relief programme for the areas mentioned. Progress is at 90% to completion whilst awaiting the supply of electricity by Eskom.

The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality is a Water Service Authority with a mandate to provide the provision of water and sanitation services within its jurisdiction. The Municipality has appointed Sedibeng Water Board as a Water Service Provider to some of its local municipalities including the Mafikeng Local Municipality. The conditional assessment was conducted by Sedibeng Water Board to optimize the waste water bulk infrastructures. The recommended action was to refurbish the Mmabatho Water Treatment Works (WTW) to bring it to its original capacity of 20Ml/d had deteriorated from 20 Ml/d to 15 Ml/d due to a lack of complying with the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) by the municipality. The project was completed in December 2015.

The Department of Water and Sanitation, through the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) has availed funds for the upgrade of Mafikeng’s water infrastructure. Interventions that have been implemented and those that are ongoing to ensure water supply in the Mafikeng area include:

a) The refurbishment of six boreholes situated at the Molopo eye and Grootfontein compartment, which is another source of water supply to the Mafikeng area.

b) The pipeline from Molopo eye to Mafikeng was upgraded by the Department of Water and Sanitation through infrastructure built to ensure that the supply is sufficient to cater for the current demand. The scheme is operated by DWS and Sedibeng Water Board as the Water Service Provider.

c) A further upgrade of the Mmabatho Water Works will bring an additional capacity of 10Ml/d, for a total of 30Ml/d. The project is currently at 89% to completion on the upgrade of water works, whilst the mechanical and electrical is at 45% to completion. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2020.

d) Phase 3 is a construction of the Lokaleng reservoir and a 10 km bulk pipeline to connect to existing reticulation which will commence once phase 2 is completed. Completion of the entire project is anticipated in mid-2021.