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07 August 2018 - NW1750

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of (i) universities and (ii) technical vocational education and training colleges have (aa) experienced disruptions and damage of any sort and/or (bb) had to close as a result of student protests in 2018, (b) what is the name of each institution that was affected, (c) on what date(s) did the disruption(s) take place, (d) what was the (i) extent and type of disruption and (ii) damage caused during the disruption, (e) what were the reasons for the disruptions and (f) what has his department done to resolve the situation in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) (aa) 13 Universities experienced disruptions and/or damages in some cases.

(ii) (aa) 11 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges experienced disruptions or damages in some cases.

(bb) No TVET colleges were closed as a result of disruptions in 2018. However, the Mafikeng Campus of Vuselela TVET College was closed on 23 April 2018. Normal operations at the Carletonville Campus of Westcol TVET College was disrupted from 21 May 2018 to 18 June 2018.

Seven Universities closed as a result of protests, i.e. Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Sefako Makgatho University (SMU), Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), University of Zululand (UNIZULU), Walter Sisulu University (WSU), Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

b) The following TVET colleges were affected by disruptions:

  • Buffalo City TVET College;
  • Central Johannesburg TVET College;
  • Ehlanzeni TVET College;
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College;
  • Maluti TVET College;
  • Mthashana TVET College;
  • Port Elizabeth TVET College;
  • Tshwane North TVET College;
  • Vhembe TVET College;
  • Vuselela TVET College; and
  • Westcol TVET College.

The table below responds to questions (b) to (f) regarding the universities that were affected by disruptions, dates and the extent of the damage caused during the disruptions, reasons for the disruptions and intervention by the Department to resolve the situation.

(b) Institution

(c) and (d) (i) and (ii) Dates of protests and/or extent of damages

(d) Reasons for disruption

(f) Intervention by the Department

1. Nelson Mandela University

2 - 4 May 2018: Students blocked the main entrances at the PE campus. The academic programme was interrupted, and staff members were unable to reach their workstations, and as a result, registration slowed down.

Delays in receiving confirmations of NSFAS funding for both first-time entering and senior students.

None.

2. Durban University of Technology

05 January -
27 February 2018: Employees were on strike. The registration process was disrupted and delayed.

Salary negotiations.

The Deputy Minister facilitated negotiations between unions and management. An agreement was reached, and employees returned to work.

 

27 - 29 March 2018: Student protest.

No severe damage to property.

Classes were suspended at Durban campus from 28 March - 3 April 2018.

Delays in payment of allowances. This was an IT- related problem between the University and NSFAS systems.

Facilitated engagement with NSFAS.

3. . University of KwaZulu-Natal

20 - 23 March 2018: Student protest.

Classes were disrupted, buildings set alight and vandalised.

Delays in payment of allowances, accommodation issues, academic exclusions and examination dates.

None.

4. University of Mpumalanga

Mbombela Campus

15 - 16 January 2018 and 12 - 16 March 2018:

No damage to property.

The registration of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students was briefly affected.

The Campus Representative Council (CRC) mobilised the WIL students against paying the R150 refundable deposit fee for their stay on campus during their WIL registration and orientation week.

There was a delay in paying the
off-campus accommodation providers due to the non-submission of required documentation for university payments to be made.

None.

 

Siyabuswa Campus

12 - 23 February 2018 and 14 March 2018: No material damage to property.

Delays in payment of book allowances and study guides

Students demanded Wi-Fi connectivity in the residences.

Concerns were raised regarding the prices of meals from the catering service provider. Students demanded that there should be no increase in the price of food offered by the caterer. The students complained that the maintenance of the campus and residences are not regularly carried out.

 

5. Mangosuthu University of Technology

14 February 2018 -
9 March 2018: A dining hall and canteen were looted, and a lecture hall was petrol bombed.

Delays in the disbursement of allowances linked to a new service provider on campus as well as a shortage of transportation for students.

None.

6. Central University of Technology

12 - 13 April 2018 and
7 - 11 May 2018: 18 Security cameras destroyed; 2 DVRs used to record the video feed were damaged; one gate motor destroyed and cars damaged.

Delayed payment of NSFAS allowances, operating hours of the Library and the cafeteria on campus, lack of sports facilities and appointment of a new security company at the Welkom campus.

None.

7. University of Zululand

16 February 2018 and
1 March 2018: Two police vehicles and a bookshop were burnt, and a canteen/dining hall on campus was looted.

NSFAS allowances not paid timeously. The students submitted a memorandum to the management demanding that the progression and auto promotion rules should be scrapped and students excluded in terms of the rules be allowed to register,

Students did not accept the transactional cost of R30 charged by the service provider (Fundi) for payment of allowances.

The Department engaged with the university on a daily basis in an attempt to find a solution. The Vice-Chancellor submitted daily reports to the Department.

8. Walter Sisulu University

22 February 2018 and
16 March 2018: Students protests at Buffalo, Zamukulungisa and Butterworth Campuses were closed.

2 - 26 June 2018: Staff protest organised by NEHAWU and NTEU.

Buffalo City Campus was closed. Some staff members at the Butterworth campus went on strike

The protest was triggered by the challenges relating to the allocation of residence spaces using the university’s new online system, maintenance of residences and the accreditation of civil engineering programme which was about to be withdrawn by the Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA).

Students also demanded that students that had been academically excluded should be allowed to register. Students demanded that those who had been financially excluded should be allowed to register without paying any amount towards their debt. The university required them to pay 15% towards their debt before registering.

Salary negotiations deadlocked and an agreement was reached on
26 June 2018.

The Department sent officials to WSU to be part of the meetings that were held between the SRC and Institutional Executive Committee over three days. At the end of the third day, the parties reached an agreement on certain issues, and the campuses were reopened on
19 March 2018.

The Department was in contact with the university on a daily basis and received daily reports from the Vice Chancellor.

Before the strike action, the Director-General and Departmental officials met with the two unions. The university management updated the Department regularly.

9. University of the Free State (Qwaqwa campus)

7 May 2018: Damage to the entrance gate and the cafeteria vandalised.

51 Students were not cleared for registration. The university allowed students who do not qualify for NSFAS funding or who indicated that they do not have sufficient funds to register, while committing to pay their first required payments by 31 March 2018. In addition, the University has set up an appeals committee to consider students who are unable to honour their first payment but are academically deserving (using the same criteria as NSFAS, i.e. passed at least 50% of course. In all cases, they were allowed to continue their studies despite not having funds. In many cases, the university also provided funding or managed to secure funding from external donors (approximately R150 million) and assisted final year students. 51 Students at the Qwaqwa Campus could not be accommodated through this process.

None. This was not reported to the Department at the time.

10. University of Venda

1 - 14 March 2018: Disruption of classes at UNIVEN. Classes of the two local schools near the university were disrupted. Streets were barricaded with rubble and burning tyres

Delayed disbursement of NSFAS allowances and the decentralisation of NSFAS. Students demanded that residences under construction should be completed to address the continued shortages of accommodation.

None

11. University of Fort Hare

Until 26 February 2018:

Students boycotted classes at the beginning of the year.

Shortage of student accommodation.

None

 

7 June 2018 and still unresolved as at
18 July 2018. Workers strike relating to wage negotiations. Examinations were disrupted and deferred to the end of July 2018.

On 17 July 2018, the strike was joined by the students preventing other students from entering the examination hall.

Deadlock on wage negotiations in which the workers’ demands include:

  • Insourcing of outsourced services;
  • Ineffective university council;
  • Lack of transparency and communication on matters affecting university stakeholders such as unions;
  • Serous flouting of HR policies; and
  • Allegations of the selling of Master and PhD degrees.

The Department received a memorandum from the unions requesting intervention to resolve the protracted strike. The memorandum is being responded to.

12. University of South Africa

Pretoria Campus
14 - 16 February 2018:

Registration disrupted.

Pietermaritzburg Campus 17 - 24 January 2018: Registration disrupted.

Late payment of NSFAS allowances.

Wage negotiations

None.

13. Tshwane University of Technology

29 January 2018 and
8 February 2018:

Soshanguve Campus
closed.

Four residences were still under renovation, and as a result, a number of first-year students could not be allocated accommodation. Students demanded that the affected students should be provided with alternative accommodation.

None

It should be noted that the Department monitors the stability of the sector during the registration period by requesting regular reports from institutions. However, in the majority of cases, the oversight role of the Department does not extend to intervention, unless there is a specific request from an institution, or unless the Department decides that a fact-finding visit is necessary. The Department is usually informed of the disruption and monitors the situation, engaging with the Vice Chancellor where necessary. In cases where disruptions were linked to NSFAS issues, the Department engaged with NSFAS, students and institutions to assist in resolving the challenge. Major challenges experienced relate to the system integration between NSFAS and institutions, which has had a significant impact on the exchange of registration data. The focus has been to ensure that students who qualify receive allowances and that the agreements are generated and signed.

c) Disruptions at the affected TVET colleges took place on the following dates:

Name of College

Date of Disruption

Buffalo City TVET College

22 March 2018

Central Johannesburg TVET College

11 May 2018 to date

Ehlanzeni TVET College

26 January 2018 - 2 February 2018

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

5 – 14 February 2018

Maluti TVET College

12 April 2018 to date

Mthashana TVET College

9 March 2018

Port Elizabeth TVET College

8 May 2018

Tshwane North TVET College

9 May 2018

Vhembe TVET College

12 March 2018

Vuselela TVET College

12 March 2018

Westcol TVET College

21 May 2018 - 18 June 2018

d) (i) The extent and type of disruptions at affected TVET colleges are as follows:

Name of College

Extent of Disruption

Type of Disruption

Buffalo City TVET College

Minor

Student protest and march.

Central Johannesburg TVET College

Major

Blockage of Alexandra Campus entrance and barricading of the main public road through the burning of tyres, interruption of lectures, intimidation of staff and students and violence.

Ehlanzeni TVET College

Minor

Student protest and march.

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

Medium

Student protest, march and interruption of lectures.

Maluti TVET College

Major

Student protest, march, interruption of lectures, attempted interruption of examinations, disruption of one examination session, intimidation of staff and students and violence.

Mthashana TVET College

Minor

Sit-in and disruption of examinations.

Port Elizabeth TVET College

Minor

Student protest and march.

Tshwane North TVET College

Medium

Forceful and unlawful occupation of student residence at the Soshanguve North Campus.

Vhembe TVET College

Minor

Student protests, march at Makwarela Campus and intimidation of students at other campuses.

Vuselela TVET College

Minor

Disruption of lectures and protests.

Westcol TVET College

Major

Interruption of lectures, blockading entrances, intimidation of staff and students, and interruption of the registration process.

(ii) The extent of damage caused during disruptions at TVET colleges are as follows:

Name of College

Extent of Damage

Buffalo City TVET College

No damaged caused.

Central Johannesburg TVET College

A section of the Student Support Services building was burned down at the Central Office in Parktown.

Ehlanzeni TVET College

No damage caused.

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

Two prefabricated structures and a vehicle belonging to Libode Campus were burnt. Some windows were broken. Damages to gates and some sections of the buildings.

Maluti TVET College

Eight offices at the Central Office, two college buses and three vehicles were burnt down.

Mthashana TVET College

No damage caused.

Port Elizabeth TVET College

No damage caused.

Tshwane North TVET College

Burning of tyres to barricade the road leading to the entrance of Soshanguve North Campus. A lecturer was assaulted.

Vhembe TVET College

No damage caused.

Vuselela TVET College

No damage caused.

Westcol TVET College

No damage caused.

e) Reasons for disruptions at TVET colleges are as follows:

Name of College

Reasons for Disruptions

Buffalo City TVET College

Lack of maintenance of infrastructure, shortage of textbooks, lack of personal protective equipment, lack of Wi-Fi, lack of student accommodation, non-payment and/or delays in payment of NSFAS allowances and the legitimacy of the Student Representative Council being challenged.

Central Johannesburg TVET College

Inadequate infrastructure, non-payment and/or delays in the payment of NSFAS allowances, human resources and labour relation challenges, allegations of mismanagement, corruption, racism and abuse by some members of management and staff.

Ehlanzeni TVET College

Limited space to admit more students.

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

Delays in the issuing of certificates and diplomas, inadequate placement of students for Work Integrated Learning, poor maintenance of ablution facilities, complaints regarding the Campus Manager of Libode Campus, discrepancies in the allocation of rooms in campus residences and non-receipt of students allowances.

Maluti TVET College

Demand for the building of hostels for the college, the safety of students and staff at the College, non-payment of travel and accommodation allowance for students, the amendment to the SRC Constitution and removal of the College Principal.

Mthashana TVET College

NSFAS allowances for 2016 and 2017 not being received by students.

Port Elizabeth TVET College

Non-receipt of travel and accommodation allowances.

Tshwane North TVET College

Illegal occupation of college hostels.

Vhembe TVET College

Free education for all, upfront registration payment to be refunded to all who qualify for free education, non-receipt of NSFAS allowances for 2018, bursary allowances to be paid to all qualifying students as from 2015, the erection of speed humps on all roads within the college, installation of CCTV cameras, access to Wi-Fi, construction of permanent buildings to be used as classes, the allocation of personal protective equipment to students who require them, maintenance of machinery in simulation rooms and removal of a campus coordinator.

Vuselela TVET College

Non-receipt of NSFAS allowances for 2018.

Westcol TVET College

Non-receipt of NSFAS allowances, the lack of operating and fully equipped simulation rooms, poor registration processes, no graduation ceremonies, disregard of student bodies by the Council, demands for free education, the appointment of senior lecturers for NATED, shortage of textbooks, certification backlogs and lack of student activities.

f) Actions which the department took to resolve disruptions:

Name of College

Actions Taken by the Department

Buffalo City TVET College

On 22 March 2018, officials from the Department met with the SRC and management of the college and resolved all issues. The following resolutions were taken at this meeting:

  • The college has started working on the minor maintenance of the hostels.
  • The Council approved the utilisation of R2.4 million rand as a temporary loan to cover accommodation for qualifying students. This should be paid back once the college has claimed its allocation from NSFAS.

No further disruptions have been reported following this engagement.

Central Johannesburg TVET College

The Director-General has led two delegations to the college and furthermore met with the staff, management and Council on 15 June 2018 and 18 June 2018. In the meeting of 18 June 2018, it was resolved that the Department and Council would institute a forensic investigation into matters raised.

Ehlanzeni TVET College

The office of the Acting Deputy Director-General: Technical and Vocational Education and Training requested the Acting Regional Manager of the North West-Mpumalanga Regional Office to intervene at the college and address issues. The Acting Regional Manager visited the college and addressed the matters. No further disruption was reported following this intervention.

King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College

The Department has requested reports from the Principal regarding disruptions. No further disruptions have been reported.

Maluti TVET College

Students came to the Department on 11 May 2018 to raise their concerns. Following this meeting, a delegation from the Department was sent to the college to address issues further. No further disruptions have been reported following this intervention. However, students indicated that there would be no calm at the college as long as the Principal is at the college.

Mthashana TVET College

The office of the Acting Deputy Director-General: Technical and Vocational Education and Training requested the Acting Regional Manager of the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Office to intervene. The Acting Regional Manager has provided a report, which outlines how the matter was addressed. No further disruptions have been reported following this disruption.

Port Elizabeth TVET College

The Principal intervened, and no further unrest have been reported.

Tshwane North TVET College

Officials from the Department engage continuously with the Principal on the situation, and furthermore, meetings with stakeholders are regularly convened to address this matter.

Vhembe TVET College

The office of the Acting Deputy Director-General: Technical and Vocational Education and Training requested the Acting Regional Manager of the Limpopo Regional Office to intervene. The Acting Regional Manager provided a report. No further disruptions have been reported following this intervention.

Vuselela TVET College

The office of the Acting Deputy Director-General: Technical and Vocational Education and Training requested the North West-Mpumalanga Regional Office to intervene. The Acting Regional Manager visited the college and addressed all matters. No further disruption was reported following this intervention.

Westcol TVET College

On 11 June 2018, a delegation from the Department led by the Director-General visited the college to address issues. A follow-up meeting was convened on 18 June 2018.

07 August 2018 - NW2070

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) was the total monetary value of the damages to each (i) university and (ii) technical and vocational education and training college due to Fees Must Fall protests in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (b)(i) is the name of each specified institution and (ii) are the details of the main incidents related to damages that contributed to the specified value?

Reply:

a) (i) The table below shows the monetary value of damages reported by 13 universities over the (aa) 2015/16, (bb) 2016/17 and (cc) 2017/18 financial years. It is important to note that not all universities have provided information.

Institution

(aa) 2015-16

(bb) 2016-17

(cc) 2017-18

Details of Damages

Cape Peninsula of Technology

R3 600 000

R35 000 000

R6 900 000

Security control office and sports hall were set alight. Auditorium was damaged, financial aid office gutted and staff members cars stoned.

Central University of Technology

-

R1 956 240

R52 868

Damage to substation at Welkom campus, property and vehicles.

Durban University of Technology

R550 000

-

R90 000

Graduation and DVC offices, and two vehicles were burnt.

Mangosuthu University of Technology

-

R900 000

-

Refurbishment of vandalised buildings on campus.

Nelson Mandela University

R8 881 000

R11 100 000

 

-

One prefabricated building was completely burnt down. A fire damaged one building. One building was petrol bombed, windows were smashed and walls damaged.

North West University

R151 000 000

R47 000 000

-

Mafikeng campus was set alight.

Rhodes University

R250 000

R500 000

-

Buildings were damaged.

Stellenbosch University

R21 439 997

-

-

Administration block, Chamber of Mines building, Maties Community Services and residences were vandalised.

Tshwane University of Technology

R47 690 445

-

-

Damages at Soshanguve campus:

  • Dining hall set alight
  • Building 40 burnt down
  • Replacement of broken windows

Ga-Rankuwa campus: Protestors smashed guardhouse window, discharged fire extinguishers, concrete and steel boundary palisade fencing damaged and student residences doors and windows were smashed.

University of Cape Town

R255 000

R 1 690 000

R150 000

UCT artwork, a vehicle and the
Vice-Chancellor’s office were set alight.

University of Fort Hare

R8 000 000

R200 000

-

Staff centre was burnt down, buildings vandalised and looted, and students centre vandalised.

University of Johannesburg

R84 000 000

R60 000 000

-

Core 1 Lift APK campus, guardhouse, students bus, Sanlam Auditorium, B Red 22 (small auditorium), Classroom in Bram Fischer Building, Minolta storeroom in Maropeng Building; Gents restrooms at Imbizo were set alight and vandalised.

DFC campus: Residences vandalised.

Stolen and damaged fire-extinguishing equipment.

University of KwaZulu-Natal 

R28 716 115

R71 623 984

R 280162

Buildings were set alight and vandalised across various campuses, including the Administration building on the Westville campus; the Law Library on the Howard College campus; and Residences on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

University of Limpopo

R7 826 126

-

-

Damages to lecture halls and administration building. Dustbins were burnt.

University of Pretoria

R530 000

R355 000

-

Cars were petrol bombed, refurbishing of buildings burnt down by petrol bombs.

University of South Africa

R251 868

R6 907 694

-

Muckleneuk Chemistry Laboratory burnt, buildings vandalised and cars damaged, dispatch department at Durban campus ransacked.

University of the Free State

R7 991 277

-

-

Buildings were torched.

University of Mpumalanga

-

-

-

There was no damage to property, apart from a few dustbins and the burning of tyres on the road.

University of the Western Cape

R63 613 380

-

-

Some buildings were burnt.

University of Venda

-

-

-

Did not experience damage of any sort.

University of Zululand

R4 500 000

-

R49 000 000

Library, bookshop, some residences, water pipes were vandalised; a police vehicle and some staff vehicles were set alight.

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

R50 000

-

-

Campus gate was burnt.

Sol Plaatje University

-

R500 000

-

Buildings damaged (South and West blocks, Games room, Stairwell, A Block and Luka Jantjies)

Vaal University of Technology

R24 012 529

-

-

Breakage of CCTV cameras and campus gates, damage to buildings (Meropa A and B, residences burnt and vandalised, residences burnt (mattresses burnt) cafeteria looted and burnt.

University of the Witwatersrand

R28 847 579

-

-

Buildings on campus and residences were vandalised and damaged.

Walter Sisulu University

R351 287

-

-

Campus bookstore was looted and burnt at Zamukulungisa campus, buildings damaged at Buffalo City campus, Residences vandalised at Butterworth and Zamukulungisa campuses.

(ii) The table below shows the monetary value of damages reported by Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges for the (aa) 2015/16, (bb) 2016/17 and (cc) 2017/18 financial years.

Institution

(aa) 2015-16

(bb) 2016-17

(cc) 2017-18

Eastern Cape

 

 

 

Buffalo City TVET College

-

-

-

Eastcape Midlands TVET College

-

-

-

Ikhala TVET College

-

-

-

King Hintsa TVET College

-

R3 649 052

-

King Sabata TVET College

-

-

-

Lovedale TVET College

-

R3 599 000

-

Port Elizabeth TVET College

-

-

-

Ingwe TVET College

-

-

-

Gauteng

Central Johannesburg TVET College

R78 000

R81 000

R84 000

Ekurhuleni East TVET College

-

-

-

Ekurhuleni West TVET College

-

-

-

Sedibeng TVET College

-

-

-

South West Gauteng TVET College

-

-

-

Tshwane North TVET College

-

R28 238

-

Tshwane South TVET College

-

-

-

Western TVET College

-

R32 000

R2 000

KwaZulu-Natal

Coastal TVET College

-

-

R3 700 000

Esayidi TVET College

-

-

-

Mnambithi TVET College

-

-

-

Umfolozi TVET College

-

-

-

Umgungundlovu TVET College

Majuba TVET College

R349 381

-

-

Mthashana TVET College

-

-

-

Thekwini TVET College

-

-

-

Elangeni TVET College

R1 000 000

-

-

Limpopo

Capricorn TVET College

-

-

-

Lephalale TVET College

-

-

-

Letaba TVET College

-

-

-

Mopani South TVET College

-

-

-

Sekhukhune TVET College

-

-

-

Vhembe TVET College

-

-

-

Waterberg TVET College

Western Cape

Boland TVET College

R254 873

-

-

College of Cape Town TVET College

-

-

-

False Bay TVET College

-

-

-

Northlink TVET College

-

R250 000

-

South Cape TVET College

-

-

-

West Coast TVET College

-

-

-

North West

Orbit TVET College

-

-

-

Taletso TVET College

 -

 -

 -

Vuselela TVET College

-

-

-

Northern Cape

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

-

-

-

Northern Cape Urban TVET College

-

-

-

Mpumalanga

Ehlanzeni TVET College

-

Gert Sibanda TVET College

-

-

-

Nkangala TVET College

-

-

-

Free State

Flavius Mareka TVET College

-

-

-

Goldfields TVET College

-

-

R70 000

Maluti TVET College

-

-

Motheo TVET College

-

-

-

11 July 2018 - NW2065

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)How do the (a) salary bands, (b) conditions of service, (c) opportunities for promotions and (d) awards for excellent performance of lecturers at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges compare with those of educators at public schools; (2) what options are open to college managers to (a) recruit and (b) retain college lecturers with scarce skills in fields where the remuneration levels of persons with comparable qualifications and practical experience in the private sector are considerably higher than in the public sector; (3) (a) what are the plans of her department to link the conditions of service of TVET college lecturers and managers to their performance and (b) will the achievements of learners in external assessments be linked to the performance of lecturers?

Reply:

(1)(a) Lecturers in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET colleges are on similar salary bands to that of educators in public schools. In 2010, a Collective Agreement to create parity between the salaries of TVET college lecturers and educators in public schools was reached in the Education Labour Relations Council - Further Education and Training College Bargaining Unit (ELRC - FETCBU). The ELRC - FETCBU Collective Agreement 1 of 2010 was implemented in all the public TVET colleges.

(b) The ELRC - FETCBU Collective Agreement 3 of 2013 brought parity in conditions of service between TVET college lecturers and educators in public schools. College-paid lecturers who did not receive benefits such as a pension and medical aid were then offered 37% in lieu of benefits.

The transfer of all TVET college lecturers to the Department on 1 April 2015 further ensured that all lecturers received benefits and moved away from the 37% in lieu of benefits. Where lecturers are alleging to have lesser conditions of service than educators, these are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act (CET Act) 16 of 2006 as amended, no public TVET college lecturer, either paid through PERSAL or being a college council employee, should be subjected to lesser conditions of service than what is provided in the public service in general.

(c) Lecturers in the public TVET colleges have equal opportunities for promotions like those experienced by educators in public schools. The difference would be in the availability of promotional posts, given the vast number of public schools compared to TVET colleges.

(d) Currently, at a national level, there are no awards for the excellent performance of lecturers. However, at individual TVET college level, some colleges recognise lecturers for excellent performance. The Department is in the process of initiating plans on a national level to recognise excellent performance of lecturers and once finalised; it will be communicated to the TVET colleges and public.

(2)(a) In terms of Section 20(1)(b) of the CET Act 16 of 2006 as amended, college councils can establish additional posts for colleges over and above what the Minister has established. Section 20(4)(c) of the Act also states that the council must remunerate staff from the funds received by the public college in question from other sources than the money received in terms of section 22 of the Act. Further, in terms of Section 20(4)(d) of the Act, a college council must determine the functions, conditions of service and privileges for staff appointed in additional posts.

(b) In terms of Section 20(4)(e) of the CET Act 16 of 2006 as amended, a college council must remunerate staff in additional posts, that is no less than the remuneration paid to staff appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, appointed by the Minister.

College councils are empowered to pay comparable remuneration to retain college lecturers with scarce skills in fields where the remuneration levels of persons with comparable qualifications and practical experience in the private sector are considerably higher than in the public sector. Where such lecturers are not in posts created by the council(s) in terms of Section 20(1)(b), councils may by agreement with the Minister, pay top-up salaries to Ministerial appointed staff who possess such scarce skills to retain them. Processes to review personnel administrative measures suitable to TVET colleges are underway and should pronounce in favour of such eventualities to enhance the retention of lecturers with scarce skills.

(3(a) Currently, TVET college managers like all managers within the public service sign performance agreements with their supervisors annually and they are awarded performance bonuses based on the achievements of agreed upon targets. Lecturers are awarded pay progression based on the Integrated Quality Management System, a performance assessment tool that is largely viewed as having failed to serve its purpose. The process of reviewing the personnel administrative measures for TVET college lecturers will address amongst others, the lecturer performance management and development system, which should have a clear link between their conditions of service and performance.

(b) The review of personnel administrative measures will also consider linking the achievements of learners in external assessments and the performance of lecturers.

11 July 2018 - NW1919

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) None.

(ii) The number of sexual harassment incidents that were reported to the Human Resources section of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges:

(aa) In 2016, 7 incidents.

(bb) In 2017, 0 incidents.

The information related to public universities are being collected and will be made available once collated.

Sector Education and Training Authorities reported no sexual harassment incidents for the periods in question.

2. In relation to the incidents reported to the Human Resources section of TVET colleges:

  • The South West Gauteng TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted, which resulted in a guilty verdict with a sanction of dismissal on 19 October 2016.
  • The Tshwane North TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted. The official resigned on 24 June 2016 before the commencement of the disciplinary hearing.
  • The South West Gauteng TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted, which resulted in a guilty verdict with a sanction of dismissal on 20 May 2016. The official filed a notice to appeal and the Appeal Committee on 08 December 2016 upheld the sanction of dismissal.
  • The Umfolozi TVET College incident was investigated, but the official withdrew the allegation on 23 January 2017.
  • The False Bay TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted, which resulted in a guilty verdict with a sanction of a final written warning on 15 December 2016.
  • The Buffalo City TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted, which resulted in a guilty verdict with a sanction of dismissal on 19 September 2016.
  • The Vhembe TVET College incident was investigated, and a disciplinary hearing against the official was instituted, which resulted in a guilty verdict with a sanction of 3 months without pay and a final written warning on 2 December 2016.

10 July 2018 - NW2184

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority SETA (FASSET SETA) which currently offers and operates the TVET Work-Based Experience Project Internship Scheme and the complaints that are being received from companies participating in this scheme that the FASSET SETA has failed to pay over the monthly internship stipends for May and June 2018 to the companies participating in the scheme and that the SETA is failing to answer queries in this regard, (a) what problems are being experienced by the FASSET SETA in paying the monthly TVET Work-Based Experience Project Internship Scheme stipend to companies participating in this scheme, (b) what is the root cause of the specified problem and (c) what is being done to resolve the matter?

Reply:

a) The Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET) processes payments within 30 days as required in terms of the National Treasury Regulation 8.2.3. Currently, there are no outstanding payments. FASSET uses the reimbursement model for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Work-Based Experience Project whereby the employer pays a stipend to interns and thereafter submits an invoice together with the following supporting documents to FASSET:

  • Monthly report;
  • Learner payslip; and
  • Proof of payment.

In some cases, employers do not submit all the required documentation on time, which leads to payment delays because FASSET is unable to process an invoice without the accompanying supporting documentation.

b) Not applicable.

c) FASSET is currently reviewing the “reimbursement model” of paying employers who are part of the TVET Work-Based Experience Project as some employers experience cash flow problems when they are required to pay stipends to interns.

03 July 2018 - NW1703

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What total amount of land owned by her department and the entities reporting to her in each province is (i) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land; (2) (a) how much of the land owned by her department and the entities reporting to her has been leased out for private use and (b) what is the (i) Rand value of each lease and (ii)(aa) location and (bb) size of each piece of land?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department does not own land; however, it leases two privately owned buildings via the Department of Public Works (123 and 178 Francis Baard Street) and occupies a State-owned building in Olifantsfontein, i.e. the Indlela Trade Test Centre. The Mining Qualifications Authority, South African Qualifications Authority and National Student Financial Aid Scheme reported that they owned land, and the details are provided in the table below.

2. 

Entity

1 (a) Total amount of land owned by the entity in each province

(i) Vacant

(ii) Unused or has no purpose

(b)(i) Location?

(ii) Size of each specified plot of land?

2 (a) Land owned by the entity been leased out for private use

(b)(i) Rand value of each lease

(ii) (aa) Location of each piece of land

(bb) Size of each piece of land

Mining Qualifications Authority

R3 525

Gauteng Province

Not vacant

Used for MQA offices

Erf 917, 7 Anerley Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

3 525 m2

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

South African Qualifications Authority

R515 455

Gauteng province

Not vacant

Used for SAQA head office

1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Erf 637

2 933 m2

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

R770 000

Western Cape

Not vacant

Used as offices of the organisation

(Erf #, 66447,66458,66459,66460 and 66461 Wynberg, Cape Town)

2 712 m2

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

03 July 2018 - NW1651

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

(a) (i) Since the Department of Higher Education and Training became operational on 1 April 2010, six cases were referred to the South African Police Services for further investigation comprising two from the Department and four by public entities based on the information submitted to date.

(ii) The Department referred no matters to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations, while the public entities referred four cases for investigation.

(b) (i) Both the Departmental and three of the eight public entity cases have since been investigated by the South African Police Services and Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations.

(ii) In respect of the Department, one of the two cases has been followed up by the Accounting Officer, while the second matter is currently under investigation. The public entity cases are still under investigation.

(ii) None of the investigations has resulted in convictions to date.

29 June 2018 - NW1904

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1. All 160 Senior Management Service members had declared their financial interests by 31 May 2017 in terms of Regulation 18 of the Public Service Regulations 2016. The Department is currently processing the Public Service Commission verification report.

2. None.

(3)-(4) The table below provides a breakdown of officials on suspension and the cost attached to the days of service lost.

(a) Number of employees that are currently suspended on full salary

Salary level

(b) Number of days

(4) Cost attached to the days of service lost

1

13

43

R82 991.39

1

10

76

R90 912.65

1

6

69

R34 700.00

2

5

266

R118 232.99

1

3

120

R37 112.54

Total

R363 949.57

29 June 2018 - NW2020

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by her department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) whether all vehicles owned by her department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

(a) (i) In the 2015/16 financial year, one vehicle was involved in a major accident and written off.

In the 2016/17 financial year, one vehicle was involved in a major accident and written off.

In the 2017/18 financial year, five vehicles were involved in minor accidents.

(ii) No accidents have been reported since 1 April 2018 to date.

(b) The table below shows the total repair costs for each of the five vehicles involved in minor accidents in the 2017/18 financial year.

Vehicle Make

Registration

Cost for Repairs

1. Toyota Condor

RYJ 186 GP

R 18 129.25

2. Toyota Corolla

FXN 411 EC

R 16 210. 00

3. BMW 335 GT

FF 18 RB GP

R 51 235.69

4. Mercedes Benz E 200

BB 36 GR GP

R 7 008.25

5. Toyota Corolla

BV 60 ZZ GP

R 4 111.82

Total

R 96 695.01

(c) (i) Two vehicles, i.e. VW Polo models with registration numbers DN 35 DP GP and DN 35 DL GP, were written off respectively in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.

(ii) The vehicles were damaged beyond repairs.

2. The Director-General has approved the installation of tracking devices, and the process is at the implementation phase.

29 June 2018 - NW1961

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the status of her department’s court application to take the Public Protector’s report on maladministration at the Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training College on review and (b) on what date is the case expected to be finalised?

Reply:

a) The Department has filed its supplementary affidavit, and the Office of the Public Protector is yet to file its answering affidavit. The attorneys for the Public Protector intend filing a condonation application for the late filing of its answering affidavit, where after the Office of the State Attorney will set the matter down for hearing.

b) As the Clerk of the Court determines the court dates, the Department is unable to indicate when the case will be finalised.

29 June 2018 - NW1751

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With regard to the policy on the Minimum Norms and Standards for Student Housing at Public Universities published in the Government Gazette Notice: R.897 on 29 September 2015, did any council of a public university (a) fail to submit approved plans and strategies for the phasing in of the minimum norms and standards in terms of its existing stock to her department by June 2016 as per section 12(a), and (b) fail to report the level of compliance with student housing minimum norms and standards in the annual report of the specified university as per section 11(c)?

Reply:

a) Only the University of Johannesburg submitted an approved plan and strategy for the phasing in of the minimum norms and standards by June 2016. The Department is developing a process to monitor compliance as part of its implementation of the new Macro Infrastructure Framework (MIF). Universities will be required to upload relevant policy documents, plans and reports on the MIF.

b) 14 Universities reported on their level of compliance with the norms and standards on student housing and 11 universities reported on their student housing target achievements but did not specify their compliance to the norms and standards on student housing. The University of South Africa was not required to report on student housing as it is a distance education institution.

26 June 2018 - NW1744

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of apprentices in each trade at each of the centres accredited for the assessment of artisans were (a) assessed and (b) found competent in each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

It is important to note that INDLELA is the only public trade test centre accounting for 25% of the national trade tests conducted across all economic sectors related to artisan training. The INDLELA records on the number of candidates assessed and found to be competent in each trade registered for in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years are as follows:

Trade

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

 

Assessed

Competent

Assessed

Competent

Assessed

Competent

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic

21

19

52

41

37

0

Aircraft Structures Worker

0

0

15

11

0

0

Armature Winder

19

19

11

11

14

0

Automotive Motor Mechanic

200

95

129

71

161

87

Avionics Mechanician

0

0

4

4

0

0

Blacksmith

0

0

1

1

12

0

Boiler maker

610

305

413

356

556

416

Bricklayer

169

22

107

35

172

61

Carpenter

168

74

135

90

181

118

Carpenter and Joiner

0

0

0

0

2

0

Diesel Fitter

1

0

   

0

0

Diesel Mechanic

465

159

355

139

535

142

Electrician

1517

996

1175

886

2015

1504

Electrical Equipment Mechanic

1

0

0

0

0

0

Electronic Equipment Mechanician

3

3

11

9

50

36

Fitter and Turner

83

50

45

23

207

43

Gunsmith

4

2

0

0

0

0

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

3

0

63

32

31

0

Instrument Mechanician

26

7

18

15

21

16

Joiner

0

0

0

0

1

1

Mechanical Fitter

806

301

360

298

572

394

Metal Machinist

49

37

19

15

32

13

Millwright

58

19

39

34

95

69

Painter

121

27

101

54

158

74

Panelbeater

13

13

17

10

19

0

Plasterer

7

4

5

1

2

2

Plumber

711

503

639

594

1035

631

Radiotrician

19

8

13

8

5

12

Refrigeration Mechanic

52

22

   

3

7

Rigger

195

52

164

105

320

128

Sheet Metal Worker

0

1

1

1

0

0

Structural Plater

0

0

0

0

21

0

Toolmaker

26

16

   

68

0

Tractor Mechanic

1

0

0

0

0

0

Transportation Electrician

7

1

62

33

127

70

Vehicle Body Builder

1

1

2

2

7

0

Vehicle Painter

3

1

21

14

24

1

Welder

387

253

380

300

393

317

TOTAL

5746

3010

4357

3193

6876

4142

There are 341 accredited trade test centres across the country delivering various historical/legacy trades in terms of the repealed Manpower Training Act and the Skills Development Act. These trades derive their theoretical alignment from the NATED 191
(N2 – N6) engineering programmes, National Certificate (Vocational) (Levels 3 – 4) engineering programmes, and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) based Competence Based Modularised (Level 4) programmes. The list of accredited trade test centres is attached as Annexure A.

INDLELA uses a different template, as compared to the requested information. Therefore, the information regarding the number of apprentices in each trade at each of the 341 centres would require more time to consolidate. The SETA aggregated information is provided in the table below.

Total registered learners per sector

Artisan Learners Registered

SETA

Sector

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Chemicals

3372

4263

3 423

Construction Education And Training Authority

Construction

1 737

2024

8 748

Food And Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Authority

Food Processing

45

178

168

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Local Government

1 020

888

647

Mining Qualifications Authority

Mining and Minerals

1 848

1978

1 952

Manufacturing Engineering And Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Manufacturing and Engineering

8 130

8038

6 863

Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority

Safety and Security

467

401

77

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

Agriculture

347

227

193

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

National and Provincial Government

33

34

20

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Services Sector

1 127

1416

1 470

Transport Education and Training Authority

Transport

1 778

1314

1 004

Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

Fibre Processing

459

419

295

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority

Tourism and Hospitality

514

683

639

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

Wholesale and Retail

532

269

0

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Health and welfare

119

87

76

Totals registered

21 528

22 219

25 575

Total Competent learners per sector

Artisan Learners Competent

SETA

Sector

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Chemicals

743

936

1110

Construction Education and Training Authority

Construction

504

1350

2225

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority

Energy

470

697

684

Food And Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Authority

Food Processing

0

13

63

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Local Government

87

233

543

Mining Qualifications Authority

Mining and Minerals

1382

1807

1932

Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services Sector Education And Training Authority

Manufacturing and Engineering

8352

9661

8443

Safety And Security Sector Education and Training Authority

Safety and Security

0

227

187

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

Agriculture

154

228

208

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

National and Provincial Government

30

15

42

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Services Sector

550

1247

1503

Transport Education and Training Authority

Transport

714

1359

1168

Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

Fibre Processing

101

124

141

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority

Tourism and Hospitality

0

0

364

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

Wholesale and Retail

39

3

5

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Health and welfare

36

74

99

Total competent

13 162

17 974

18 717

26 June 2018 - NW1868

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) The total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the Human Resource offices of the Department are as follows:

(aa) 2016 - one incident and two allegations; and

(bb) 2017 - one incident.

(ii) In 2016, one incident of racism was reported to the Human Resource offices of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority.

(b) In 2016, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union alleged that there were practices of racism and discrimination within the National Examinations and Assessment Chief Directorate of the Department.

In 2016, an incident involving an official who sent a text message containing racist remarks to a colleague was reported at the Western Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) College.

In 2016, an official allegedly used racist remarks to students at the Mthashana TVET College.

In 2017, an official allegedly sent a letter to the Council of the Ikhala TVET College containing racist remarks.

A subordinate within the Human Resource unit of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority made an allegation of racism against a manager.

2. In response to the allegations, the Department in 2017 conducted diversity management workshops. It also recommended that the allegations of racism and discrimination within the National Examination and Assessment Chief Directorate be referred to the Human Rights Commission for an independent investigation.

The incident involving an official who sent a text message allegedly containing racist remarks to a colleague was reported and investigated by the Western TVET College. The investigation was finalised, and the decision to institute a disciplinary hearing was taken wherein the official was found guilty, and the Chairperson issued a sanction of dismissal on 30 May 2016. The official filed a notice to appeal, which was dismissed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the advice of the Appeal Committee on 27 October 2016. The official thereafter lodged a dispute with the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) for unfair dismissal. The ELRC confirmed the dismissal on 26 April 2017.

The matter involving an official who allegedly used racist remarks toward students in 2016 at Mthashana TVET College, has been investigated and finalised. A decision to institute a disciplinary hearing wherein the official was found guilty, and the Chairperson issued a sanction of dismissal on 18 July 2016. The official filed a notice to appeal, which on review by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, and on the advice of the Appeal Committee, the sanction of dismissal was replaced with a final written warning on 27 October 2016.

The Ikhala TVET College instituted a disciplinary hearing without conducting an investigation. The disciplinary hearing commenced on 26 July 2017, the matter was finalised on 28 February 2018 wherein the official was found guilty, and the Chairperson issued a sanction of dismissal. The official has filed a notice to appeal on 07 March 2018. The outcome of the appeal is pending.

In relation to the Services Sector Education and Training Authority, the matter was investigated, and it was found that the issue of racism could not be substantiated.

26 June 2018 - NW1820

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied her on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to her department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Minister undertook two official international trips since her appointment as the Minister of Higher Education and Training. On none of these trips was the Minister accompanied by members of her family.

The Minister travelled to Tunis in Tunisia to participate in the Islamic Development Bank Scientific Advisory Board meeting from 31 March 2018 to 4 April 2018. The organisers covered all flights and accommodation costs, while the Department only covered the daily allowance of the Minister.

The Minister also travelled to the Netherlands to attend the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Prince Claus Chair on 12 April 2018 and was accompanied by two Departmental officials.

2. The President approved both trips.

26 June 2018 - NW1745

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)With reference to each public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college, what maximum number of students, under optimum conditions, can be accommodated in student residences under the control of the relevant public TVET college; (2) what number of students have been accommodated during the first quarter or trimester of 2018 in student residences under the control of each relevant public TVET college; (3) what number of beds have been unoccupied due to (a) vandalism or lack of maintenance funds, (b) colleges lacking student numbers to be at theoretically maximum numbers, (c) financial limitations in bursaries available for poor students and (d) other factors leading to underutilisation of student accommodation?

Reply:

  1. The maximum number of students that can be accommodated in student residences under the control of public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges is 18 574.
  2. 16 467 Students were accommodated during the first quarter or trimester of the 2018 academic year in student residences, i.e. 6 821 National Certificate (Vocational) and 9 646 Report 191 students.
  3. There are 2 107 unoccupied beds in college residences of which 352 were due to vandalism, 814 were due to a lack of maintenance, and the remaining 941 were due to refurbishments being undertaken.

Reference to factors such as a shortage of students or financial limitations did not lead to the underutilisation of student accommodation. There are sufficient numbers of students enrolled in TVET colleges to fill student residences to capacity. Furthermore, the increased bursary allocation from R2.437 billion in 2017 to R5.164 billion in 2018 is adequate to support students with accommodation allowances to fill student residences to capacity. Some colleges have found that the maximum allocation of R21 000 per annum is insufficient to accommodate students within the colleges’ residences. This amount will be reviewed for the 2019 academic year through a task team that has been established to make recommendations on the allocation of travel and accommodation allowances.

14 June 2018 - NW1365

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What is the total number of instances of corruption at the University of Zululand that have been reported to her department or which her department has been made aware of, (b) what are the reported allegations in each instance, (c) was each allegation investigated, (d) what was the outcome of each investigation and (e) what are the names of the people who were implicated; (2) were any punitive measure put in place in respect of each case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Department of Higher Education has received information about seven alleged instances of corruption at the University of Zululand.

(b) These allegations relate to the following:

(i) procurement processes for infrastructure projects;

(ii) qualification fraud, changing of marks and tampering with admission requirements;

(iii) irregularities relating to the purchase of housing for executive managers;

(iv) the procurement process for the appointment of a computer-training service provider using funds from the Teaching Development Grant;

(v) fraud relating to the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor;

(vi) the un-procedural appointment of University of Zululand attorneys; and

(vii) an alleged R11.5 million transfer.

(c) – (d) (i) Procurement processes for infrastructure projects. The tender process for infrastructure development was challenged in court and it was halted whilst the matter was heard in court. The university investigated the matter and found that certain staff members flawed the procurement process due to the non-disclosure of material facts. The officials implicated in the irregular procurement process were subjected to the university’s disciplinary process and have since left the institution.

(ii) Qualification fraud, changing of marks and tampering with admission requirements to allow students who did not meet the requirements to be admitted. It was alleged that fake academic transcripts were being generated outside the university. The university reported that it acted decisively and suspended two employees identified in the alleged degrees for sale scam. The matter was also dealt with in the court and both accused were found guilty on 62 counts of fraud. The marks of individuals identified were removed and students were allowed to re-register.

(iii) Irregularities relating to the purchase of executive housing. The Department received a number of complaints from the Secretary of Save Unizulu amongst others, alleging financial irregularities, including the spending of R19 million on houses and plots at an up-market eco-state to house university executives. The Minister wrote to the University Council requesting clarity on the alleged irregularities. The Council responded that the purchase was approved in 2015 as part of the university’s retention strategy. The houses remain the property of the university, and the use is governed by the university housing policy.

(iv) Illegal sourcing of a computer-training programme. The allegation is linked to the appointment of a service provider to provide computer training as part of the university’s Teaching Development Grant (TDG) funded activities. The Department requested information from the university and was satisfied with the explanation. The external audit report of the TDG funded activities indicated that the funds were used to support the university’s approved TDG plan, and were in accordance with the university’s own policies. No further action was requested at that time.

(v) Alleged fraudulent appointment of the Vice-Chancellor. The appointment of a Vice-Chancellor is the remit of Council and not the Department. The Department was initially invited to sit on the selection committee due to a misinterpretation of the university rule. The Department engaged with the university explaining that the rule referred to Ministerial appointees on Council and not Departmental officials, and recused itself from the process. The Minister of Higher Education and Training also raised the matter with the Chairperson of Council and was reassured that the university had undertaken an extensive search in accordance with the recruitment policy applied to appointment of a Vice-Chancellor and been unsuccessful in attracting an appropriate candidate before the Chairperson of Council requesting Professor Mtose to consider applying for the Vice-Chancellor position.

(vi) Fraudulent/Unprocedural appointment of the University of Zululand attorneys. The university appoints its service providers in line with its own supply chain management policies. The Council approved the appointment of the attorneys. The university has submitted satisfactory reports on time and in line with reporting requirements. In 2016, it received an unqualified audit opinion. The analysis of the reports does not show any material irregularities in respect to its supply chain management.

(vii) Illegal transfer of R11.5 million. An illegal transfer of R11.5 million to a private account occurred in 2013 just before the Administrator left the university. A forensic audit was undertaken by the university to investigate the case. The university has indicated that it had dealt with the matter. The Department has not seen the forensic report.

(2) Although the university has investigated all the cases detailed above, and put in place various punitive measures, the Minister has recently directed the Council to conduct an independent forensic investigation into a whole range of matters, including the above, so that these allegations can be comprehensively addressed as a matter of urgency.

11 June 2018 - NW1585

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What (a) steps has her department taken to assist the Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in its efforts to address the challenges experienced over the past few years and improve the quality of management, teaching and learning at this institution and (b) has/have been identified as the cause(s) of the disruption and tensions experienced in the institution in the past; (2) what has she found still needs to be done to address the challenges experienced by the institution; (3) by what date is it expected for the actions and/or interventions to show the desired results; (4) whether she has found that there are staff members who have been caught in the middle of these tensions; if so, what will be done to protect their interests?

Reply:

(1) (a) To improve the quality of management, the Department has supported Tshwane South Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in various ways through the Professional Development of Campus Managers Project and strengthening of management capacity at the sites of delivery. Two campus managers that were identified received training in Management and Leadership and a further four campus managers will undergo training in the 2018/19 financial year.

To improve teaching and learning, the Department assisted the college through the implementation of the Teaching and Learning Support Plans. The Department analysed the college’s readiness to provide quality teaching and learning focusing on seven critical areas, which amongst others, include classroom teaching and support, student assessment and in-house lecturer capacity development.

Concerning skills development, the Department has provided the college with skills levy funding for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years. The college is required to submit training plans, and reports on training and development interventions carried out to improve the quality of management, teaching and learning.

The college reported that in 2016, 30 management staff, 105 lecturing staff and 71 support staff were trained in programmes relevant to their current job functions. In 2017, 54 management staff, 53 lecturing staff and 104 support staff were trained. So far, in 2018, 43 management staff, 46 lecturing staff and 54 support staff have been trained.

The Department has also developed a web-based Lecturer Support System wherein lecturers register as users and access training videos and other support material which they can download and use offline. To date, 259 lecturers and academic management staff at the college have registered as users on the LSS.

(b) Tensions and disruptions are experienced due to, amongst others, improper implementation of labour relations practices. Many of the tensions between management and staff, as well as between management and students, could be reduced through better management of labour relations, improved student governance, and improved students and staff work placement.

(2) Building good labour relations at a campus, i.e. training campus managers on the processes that are required to be put in place to avoid labour disputes. Building student centred campuses, i.e. training on the minimum standards required for effective campus teaching and learning; developing a campus learning culture and communication; planning for managing effective teaching and learning on a campus; implementing effective campus academic management; effective monitoring of teaching and learning by the campus manager; and feedback as a strategy to manage effective teaching and learning at a campus.

(3) It is expected for the actions and/or interventions to show the desired results progressively. The Department continues to monitor progress at the end of each trimester, semester and annually.

(4) The Department has not found any staff member to be in the middle of these tensions.

11 June 2018 - NW1419

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)With regard to reports of unpaid National Student Financial Aid Scheme bursaries resulting in student protests, (a) what number of students have been affected by the delay and (b) of this number, what number is due to (i) information not being received from their institution for the purposes of generating agreements and (ii) agreements having been generated but students not signing the agreements; (2) (a) what number of (i) universities and (ii) technical and vocational education and training colleges have experienced disruptions as a result of the delay since 1 January 2018 and (b) what steps are being taken to resolve the problem?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has provided the data in response to the questions posed.

  1. (a) In respect to universities, the following universities have experienced disruptions as a result of the delay since January 2018 (data as at 28 May 2018):

 Universities

(a) Applications affected by the delay in payment of 2018 bursaries

(b) (i) Applications that are provisionally funded but where registration records have not been matched

(b) (ii) Applications where the bursary has been generated but not signed by students

Durban University of Technology

7195

6003

1192

Mangosuthu University of Technology

4680

4460

220

Nelson Mandela University

4781

4107

674

University of Fort Hare

3013

2833

180

University of Limpopo

4050

3350

700

University of South Africa

35001

26754

8247

Walter Sisulu University

12918

12918

WSU has submitted no registration data

University of Venda

4129

3726

403

Central University of Technology

4186

3423

763

University of Zululand

6203

5195

1008

University of KwaZulu-Natal

9888

9609

279

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

4919

4536

383

 

In respect to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, the following colleges have experienced disruptions as a result of the delay since
January 2018 (data as at 28 May 2018).

 Colleges

(a) Applications affected by the delay in payment of 2018 bursaries

(b) (i) Applications that are provisionally funded but where registration records have not been sent

(b) (ii) Applications where the bursary has been generated but not signed by students

Buffalo City

1513

488

1025

Ingwe

1514

1514

The college has submitted no registration data

Mopani South East

1108

317

791

Umgungundlovu

2345

1536

809

Umfolozi

644

610

34

Tshwane North

4199

3804

395

Northlink

1746

753

993

Goldfields

1182

1182

The college has submitted no registration data

Maluti

2872

2523

349

Flavius Mareka

1210

237

973

Vhembe

2678

998

1680

TVET college students apply directly to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for financial aid and to the colleges for allowances. In a bid to expedite payment of allowances, the Department has requested TVET colleges to proactively identify all students in need of allowances and submit their details to the Department for intervention.

2. (a) Twelve (12) universities and eleven (11) TVET colleges have experienced disruptions since 1 January 2018. In respect of universities, it should be noted that not all disruptions relate to NSFAS delays, and often features as part of a combination of other issues. Other matters such as security issues on campuses and student housing have also featured as causes of student protests.

(b) Upfront payments have been advanced to all universities and TVET colleges between January and April 2018, to ensure that funded students (first time entry (FTEN), senior and returning students) receive their allowances while NSFAS works on finalising the implementation of the bursary agreement, standardised allowances and data integration issues to enable it to generate the agreement forms and get contracts signed. To date, all universities and colleges have received three (3) upfront payments totalling R4.5 billion for the university sector and R2.5 billion for the college sector.

The universities where NSFAS is disbursing allowances directly to students through the sBux system have had intermittent disruptions due to unpaid allowances. This has been as a result of unloaded registration data for both new and returning students, and/or on account of records from 2017 not successfully migrating to 2018 (either because academic results were not loaded successfully in 2017, or 2017 Loan Agreement Form/Schedule of Particulars (LAFSOPs) were signed only in March and April 2018, and their statuses were not updated accordingly). Interventions at these institutions have therefore focused on assisting these universities with the successful uploading of academic results and registration data, thereby allowing for the disbursement of allowances. There have also been meetings with university officials, through the Office of the Executive and the University Servicing Team; ensuring that a solution is reached speedily with the university on how best to capture the data and effect disbursement.

For universities not on the sBux system, NSFAS has ensured that universities are aware that they are expected to use upfront payments – paid by NSFAS to all universities – to pay allowances to NSFAS-funded students. In some instances, where universities have cash flow problems, NSFAS has paid additional up-front funds to ensure that student allowances are paid.

In the case of TVET Colleges, NSFAS disbursed R18.7 million directly to 19 033 students through sBux. For colleges not on the sBux system, NSFAS has also ensured that these colleges are aware that they are expected to use upfront payments – paid by NSFAS to all colleges – to pay allowances to NSFAS-funded students.

The Department is working closely with NSFAS and institutions to ensure that challenges are resolved as a matter of urgency.

04 June 2018 - NW1318

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What are the criteria followed in allocating staff housing at the Walter Sisulu University; (2) whether staff members are ranked in accordance with the specified criteria when accommodation is offered to staff in university-owned houses; if so, what (a) are the details of the ranking and (b) is the total number of staff members who are provided with housing in each rank; (3) (a)(i) where is each staff house located and (ii) what are the details of each person who occupies each staff house and (b) what is the average monthly (i) rental and (ii) related costs recovered from staff occupying each staff house since 1 April 2017; (4) what (a) costs related to staff accommodation offered by the university are paid for by each staff member concerned and (b) costs are borne by the university; (5) what is the total amount that the university spent on staff housing in the 2016-17 financial year and since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

1. Staff Housing at WSU is allocated according to the Rules on Allocation of Accommodation:

(a) In the evaluation and allocation process for houses and/or flats, the Interim Staff Housing and Allocation Committee prioritises to the following staff members:

  1. New appointees living in a hotel/B&B with a spouse or partner and children.
  2. New appointees living in a hotel/B&B with a spouse or partner.
  3. New appointees living in a hotel/B&B.
  4. The following critical requirements or conditions of employment for:
  • Executive Management;
  • Exchange Lecturers;
  • Academic Staff; and
  • Scarce Skills Support Services Staff.

(b) Allocation of points according to Peromnes grades:

  1. Grade 1 = 17 points
  2. Grade 2 = 16 points
  3. Grade 3 = 15 points
  4. Grade 4 = 14 points
  5. Grade 5 = 13 points
  6. Grade 6 = 12 points
  7. Grade 7 = 11 points
  8. Grade 8 = 10 points
  9. Grade 9 = 9 points
  10. Grade 10 = 8 points
  11. Grade 11 = 7 points
  12. Grade 12 = 6 points
  13. Grade 13 = 5 points
  14. Grade 14 = 4 points
  15. Grade 15 = 3 points
  16. Grade 16 = 2 points
  17. Grade 17 = 1 point

(c) Allocation of points according to the years of service, i.e. one point per completed year of service to a maximum of 10 years.

(d) Allocation of points for dependents:

  1. (One point for a spouse living with the applicant staff member.
  2. One point per minor child living with the applicant staff member to a maximum of four children.

(e) In the event of there being parity on points between two or more applicants of equal rank, then preference will be given to the applicant who has:

  1. held his/her present grade longer; and/or
  2. the greater number of children in their household.

2. (a) The ranks include Executive Management, Exchange Lecturers, Academic Staff and Scarce Skills Support Services Staff.

(b) Annexure A provides a list of all staff members accommodated at university-owned properties.

3. (a) (i) There are 41 houses and 139 flats in Mthatha, 1 flat in East London and 13 houses in Butterworth.

(ii) The list of staff members occupying various houses and flats is attached as Annexure A.

(b) (i) The average monthly rent for tax purposes is R2 500 per person and income tax is based on this amount.

(ii) The average monthly cost recovered from staff is R300 per unit per month. Housing units have prepaid electricity meters and the individuals occupying the units pay for electricity themselves.

4. (a) Each staff member pays rental costs and in most properties, they pay electricity costs.

(b) The University pays for maintenance costs, rates and taxes, water and security.

5. Facilities operational expenses at WSU are combined and do not reflect each facility’s individual expense, such as staff houses, student residences, administration offices and laboratories. Since the expenses incurred on staff housing are not separately allocated to a cost centre, WSU cannot provide a comprehensive or consolidated account of expenditure on staff houses in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years.

It is also important to report that the staff housing allocation at the Mthatha Campus of WSU is currently a subject of a forensic investigation instituted in March 2018.

Anexure A

No.

Name of Tenant

Flat or Street Name

Number of Bedrooms

1

Ms Dhunraj S

Uniwes Flats

3

2

Mr Nabileyo

Uniwes Flats

3

3

Prof Tindimwebwa G

Uniwes Flats

3

4

Dr Chitha

Uniwes Flats

3

5

Ms Manning WR

Uniwes Flats

3

6

Dr Chisanga T

Uniwes Flats

3

7

Mr Roberts C

Uniwes Flats

2

8

Dr Kuriah F

Uniwes Flats

2

9

Mr Dumisani Mrwetyana

Uniwes Flats

2

10

Mr Nkaitshana M

Uniwes Flats

2

11

Mr Tshangela

Uniwes Flats

2

12

Ms Hermanus K

Uniwes Flats

2

13

Ms Gqaza B

Uniwes Flats

2

14

Ms Dyan F

Uniwes Flats

1

15

Mr Sotshangane N

Uniwes Flats

2

16

Prof Ogunsanwo B

Uniwes Flats

2

17

Mrs Dawson P

Uniwes Flats

1

18

Mr Mfunwa S

Uniwes Flats

1

19

Prof Del Rior A

Uniwes Flats

2

20

Dr Okuthe GE

Uniwes Flats

2

21

Mr Abraham

Uniwes Flats

3

22

Prof Vasikar SD

Uniwes Flats

3

23

Mr Umapathy E

Uniwes Flats

3

24

Prof Nakani B

Uniwes Flats

3

25

Kabuaya C

Uniwes Flats

3

26

Mr Barnard D

Uniwes Flats

1

27

Ms Yvonne Dladlama

Uniwes Flats

2

28

Dr Teke Apalata

Uniwes Flats

2

29

Dr Jimmo

Uniwes Flats

2

30

Dr Rodriguez G

Uniwes Flats

B

31

Mr Luvuyo Mbazo

Uniwes Flats

2

32

Mr Mfundisi S

Uniwes Flats

2

33

Mr Zitumane N

Uniwes Flats

2

34

Mr Mpambano SA

Uniwes Flats

1

35

Mr Ntshanga

Uniwes Flats

2

36

Ms Makaula P

Uniwes Flats

2

37

Mrs Mcobothi

Uniwes Flats

2

38

Mr Mdani S

Uniwes Flats

2

39

Mr Nyika S

Uniwes Flats

2

40

Ms Malusi N

Uniwes Flats

B

41

Mrs Sigaba Linda

Uniwes Flats

B

42

Ms Phokwe OJ

Uniwes Flats

B

43

Ms Bengu N

Uniwes Flats

B

44

Mrs V Matshiqi

Uniwes Flats

B

45

Ms Thato- Khauoe

Uniwes Flats

B

46

Ms Mdodana

Uniwes Flats

B

47

Ms Abraham LS

Uniwes Flats

B

48

Mr Ncapayi MC

Uniwes Flats

B

49

Mr Lucwaba VB

Uniwes Flats

B

50

Mrs T MPETA

Uniwes Flats

B

51

Dr Marks J

Uniwes Flats

B

52

Mr Mvenene J

Uniwes Flats

B

53

Mr Mantambo

Uniwes Flats

B

54

Mr Sethuntsa ZP

Uniwes Flats

B

55

Ms N Gwadiso

Uniwes Flats

B

56

Mrs Bula PN

Uniwes Flats

3

57

Ms Zungu P

Uniwes Flats

2

58

Ms Puseletso Portia

Uniwes Flats

2

59

Mr Siwendu TO

Uniwes Flats

2

60

Ms Thambo KG

Uniwes Flats

2

61

Dr Ogu AM

Uniwes Flats

2

62

Mr Shopo

Uniwes Flats

2

63

Mrs Shauli MA

Uniwes Flats

2

64

Mr Andile Qotoyi

Uniwes Flats

2

65

Dr Niba

Uniwes Flats

3

66

Ms Ziyanda Vundle

Uniwes Flats

3

67

Ms Nqolase N

Uniwes Flats

2

68

No response, don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

2

69

Mr Nombambela SM

Uniwes Flats

2

70

Dr Oyedeji

Uniwes Flats

2

71

Ms T Mtwa

Uniwes Flats

2

72

Mr Dyeyi T

Uniwes Flats

2

73

Ms Fipaza N

Uniwes Flats

2

74

Mr T Ganyile

Uniwes Flats

2

75

No response , don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

2

76

Dr D V Nakin

Uniwes Flats

1

77

no response , don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

1

78

Ms Madolo Y

Uniwes Flats

2

79

Ms Zanele Boti

Uniwes Flats

1

80

Ms Catherine Zoliwe

Uniwes Flats

B

81

Mr Adonis MC

Uniwes Flats

B

82

no response , don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

B

83

Dr Hoza

Uniwes Flats

B

84

Dr Nomkoko ET

Uniwes Flats

B

85

Mr Buswana Sipelele

Uniwes Flats

B

86

Ms Dondolo Gloria

Uniwes Flats

B

87

Ms Yanga Stofile

Uniwes Flats

B

88

Mr P Nyoni

Uniwes Flats

B

89

Norma Mlomo

Uniwes Flats

B

90

no response , don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

B

91

no response , don’t know who lives there

Uniwes Flats

3

92

Mr Kali DH

Uniwes Flats

3

93

Dr K Sabiti

Uniwes Flats

2

94

Mr Mngeyane S

Uniwes Flats

2

95

Ms Sheane T

Uniwes Flats

2

96

Mr N Busuman

Uniwes Flats

2

97

Mr Tole

Uniwes Flats

2

98

Mrs N Xamlashe

Uniwes Flats

2

Ntlambo-Town

1

Ms Mgqobozi ZM

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

2

Mr Ramothea LAJ

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

3

Ms Danisa RT

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

4

Ms Diwu TM

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

5

Mr A.S Soyizwapi

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

6

Mr Tiphnyana

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

7

Mr Somkoko M

Ntlambo Flats 1

2

1

Ms Tebmi Sandlana

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

2

Mr Sonkqayi PG

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

3

Ms Cewu T

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

4

Ms Nomakhosi

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

5

Mr Tembile Zine

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

6

no response , don’t know

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

7

Mr Nonezile Dingezweni

Ntlambo Flats 2

3

8

Mr T Matu

Ntlambo flats 2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDEN FLATS

 

1

Prof Aguirre JAH

Garden Flats

3

2

Ms Xothongo X

Garden Flats

3

3

Mr Eugene Tabia

Garden Flats

3

4

Benedicta-Nkeng

Garden Flats

3

5

Mr Madlongolwana ZG

Garden Flats

3

6

Mr Nasila JS

Garden Flats

3

Unisouth Flats

1

Mrs Ngketo

Unisouth Flats

2

2

Ms F Ganjikfrockwala

Unisouth Flats

2

3

Mr Jim Joseph

Unisouth Flats

2

4

Mr M Soviti

Unisouth Flats

2

5

Mr Nkalashe TF

Unisouth Flats

2

6

Mr Arendse

Unisouth Flats

2

7

Dr Mutyaba WE

Unisouth Flats

2

8

Mr Swanepoel SF

Unisouth Flats

2

9

Mr Luvo Xaki

Unisouth Flats

2

Fortgale

68

Prof Olloboyo

Fortgale, Sissons St

4

70

no response

Fortgale, Sissons St

3

72

Garcia MEI Prof

Fortgale, Sissons St

3

74

Prof JN mesatywa

Fortgale, Sissons St

4

43

Dr Binyavanga KW

Fortgale, Aloe St

3

41

Prof Iputo JE

Fortgale, Aloe St

3

39

Mrs Kader N

Fortgale, Aloe St

3

37

Dr Chirwa M

Fortgale, Aloe St

4

Southernwood

4

Prof Awotedu AA

Southerwood, Dove St

3

6

Mr Namugowa A

Southerwood, Hawk St

3

2

Mrs Cishe N

Southerwood, Hawk St

3

10

No response

Southerwood, Hawk St

3

12

Ms Mkula BF

Southerwood, Hawk St

3

5

Dr Dontsa L

Southerwood, Dove St

3

9

Ms Mdodana P

Southerwood, Owl St

4

6

Dr Tseki

Southerwood, Dove St

4

21

Mr V Lonwabo

Southerwood, Owl St

4

24

Semi Ngonyolo

Southerwood, Ukhozi St

4

17

Ms Mayila ND

Southerwood, Owl St

4

13

Mrs Thurston EO

Southerwood, Owl St

3

1

Mrs M John Thomas

Owl Street/S/Wood

3

105

Dr Jumbam ND

Nelson Mandela Drive

3

63

Dr A Anozi

Delville Road

3

40

Mrs N Sokhasi

Ikhwezi T/ship, Moses St

3

33

Mrs Kayingana MN

Ikhwezi T/ship, Vabaza St

3

31

Ms Beja NN

Ikhwezi T/ship, Vabaza St

3

26

Ms Macuphe J

Ikhwezi T/ship, Vabaza St

3

In-service houses

1

Mr Masango

House 1

 

2

Vacant -VSP

House 2.

 

3

Mr Mzimkhulu

House 3

 

4

Mr M Fazwe

House 4

 

5

Vacant-VSP

House 5

 

6

Ms B Dlava

House 6

 

In-service Block 7

1

Mr A Skeyi

Flat 1

 

2

Mr D Ketse

Flat 2

 

3

Mrs Sihlahla PN

Flat 3

 

4

Mr S Zoya

Flat 4

 

5

Mr N Nkwelo

Flat 5

 

6

Ms J N Hila

Flat 6

 

In-service Block 8

1

Mr J Bitsoane

Flat 1

 

2

Mr Sibotoboto

Flat 2

 

3

Mr P Damane

Flat 3

 

4

No Response

Flat 4

 

5

Mr K Batala

Flat 5

 

6

Mr H Buyeye

Flat 6

 

1

Mr T Situnda

Flat 1

 

2

Ms K Batala

Flat 2

 

3

Mr Mbalo

Flat 3

 

4

Mr Situnda

Flat 4

 

5

Mr Nounge

Flat 5

 

6

Ms Ayanda

Flat 6

 

In-service Houses

1

Mr A Ntontela

House 10

 

2

Ms Mayisihi

House 11

 

3

Ms Z Malindzi

House 12

 

4

Mr August

House 13

 

In-service Houses

1

Mr Batuni

House A

 

2

M Charles

House B

 

3

Vacant (VSP)

House C

 

4

Mr L Majeke

House D

 

1

Mrs N Jafta

Ntinga

 

2

Ms N Ndlela

Atlanta

 

3

Ms B Filtane

Atlanta

 

4

Mr Mmqingwana

KTC

 

5

Ms Nn Pakati

Chumane

 

7

Ms N Khanyiso

Isilimela

 

8

Ms PN Nyamende

Isilimela

 

04 June 2018 - NW1469

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) whether she will furnish Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

  1. There are currently no plans in place to perform lifestyle audits. Should the need arise for such an audit; it will be performed within the applicable legislative framework.
  2. Not applicable.

04 June 2018 - NW1418

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What conditions have been placed on the receipt of funding by students from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) following the conversion of all student funding from loans to bursaries; (2) is provision made for repayment of the funding if the student (a) fails the course or (b) drops out; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will she furnish Prof B Bozzoli with a copy of the new agreement that has been signed between NSFAS and student recipients?

Reply:

1. The following conditions have been placed on the receipt of funding by students through the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Bursary Scheme:

  • In the first year of study, the student must attend and participate in lectures, tutorials and academic support programmes as required by the institution; complete all set assignments and/or tasks as required in terms of the due performance requirements of the institution; undergo all tests and examinations (written and oral) as required; obtain satisfactory results for these assignments, tasks, tests and examinations and meet the academic progression requirements (as described below);
  • In the second and subsequent years, the student shall be required to meet all the conditions stated above, as well as participate in a minimum of 10 (ten) days or 80 (eighty) hours of community service or special project work, of the student’s own choosing from a wide range of possibilities, at any time during the year where they do not have classes or tutorials to attend, submit a written report confirming participation once a year; and
  • All students funded must undertake to remain in the country and participate in the economy, for at least the number of years they have benefitted from NSFAS funding; if they wish to undertake further studies in another country, this will be permitted provided they undertake to return to South Africa to fulfil this obligation. However, students wishing to emigrate before the expiry of the commitment period shall be required to pay back the funds before they leave the country. These service requirements will be finalised for implementation in 2019.

The academic progression requirements for continued funding state that the student must satisfy the minimum progression requirements of the institution, as well as passing a minimum 50% (fifty percent) of all courses in the first year of study, and passing sufficient courses in subsequent years to enable them to complete their studies in the minimum number of years plus one year, N+1 rule.

2. No provision has been made for the repayment of the bursary should the student fail or drop-out. The only provision for repayment is when a funded student emigrates from South Africa.

3. A copy of the agreement is attached as Annexure A.

Annexure A: A sample of the new agreement

04 June 2018 - NW1362

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether there is a maintenance plan for staff housing facilities at the Walter Sisulu University; if so, will she provide Prof B Bozzoli with a copy of the maintenance plan; (2) what amount was (a) allocated towards and (b) actually spent on the maintenance of staff housing facilities in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years?

Reply:

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has provided the following responses to the questions posed:

1. WSU has a maintenance plan for all its facilities including staff accommodation. The maintenance plan for the Mthatha Campus is attached as Annexure A.

2. (a) Facilities operational expenses at WSU are combined and do not reflect each facility’s individual expense, e.g. staff houses, student residences, administration offices, laboratories, etc. Therefore, WSU cannot provide an amount that was allocated specifically to staff housing facilities in each of the stipulated financial years.

(b) Given that WSU does not separate their accounts according to facilities as indicated under 2(a) above, WSU is unable to provide details of expenditure on staff housing for the stipulated periods.

Anexure A: Mthatha Maintenance Plan for the year 2018/19

Campus

Facility

Item

Budget

Mthatha

Old library

Roofing

R2 000 000

 

East teaching mall

Roofing

R21 000 000

 

Ntinga residential

Plumbing and electricity

R350 000

 

East teaching mall

Seating, air conditioning, chalk boards and electricity

R2 000 000

 

Campus electric reticulation

Service transformers and switch gear and ring main

R1 600 000

 

KGB KTC Iphulo

Furniture - beds cupboards chairs and desks, painting

R3 900 000

 

General Campus

Lights on campus

R250 000

 

Sasol Library, Science block and New Administration

Purchase Jojo tanks

R80 000

 

Houses

Repairs to Gate

R50 000

 

In-service Road

General road construction

R3 800 000

 

Chumani Residential

Plumbing and painting, roof leaks

R 450 000

 

Iphulo Residential

Plumbing and painting, roof leaks

R250 000

 

Baghadad and Kuwait

Plumbing and burglar doors

R300 000

 

Atlanta Residential

Electricity, plumbing and doors

R450 000

 

General Campus

Holes along the perimeter fencing

R170 000

 

General Campus

Boiler repairs

R335 000

 

General Campus

Coal for the boilers

R250 000

 

General Campus

Electrical material

R400 000

 

General Campus

Plumbing material

R350 000

 

General Campus

Carpentry material

R350 000

 

General Campus

Repair of potholes on campus

R150 000

 

General Campus

Repair of broken glasses in the student Residential

R150 000

 

East Teaching Mall

Plumbing

R200 000

 

Old Library

Plumbing

R200 000

Zama

Back gate

Guard room

R25 000

 

Block J

Painting and electricity

R300 000

 

Block L

Painting and electricity

R300 000

 

Block M

Electric DB and carpentry

R175 000

 

Block O

Carpentry and electricity

R45 000

 

General Campus

Glazing for all the student residential

R60 000

 

General Campus

Roof leaks in the student residential

R60 000

 

General Campus

Roof leaks in the lecture halls

R200 000

 

General Campus

Purchasing of desks and chairs(500)

R350 000

 

General Campus

Repair of holes in the perimeter fencing

R50 000

 

General Campus

Repair of potholes on campus

R50 000

 

Large Auditorium

Sitting

R350 000

Health Science (Accommodation in the hospitals)

Maintenance

R200 000

Mthatha Campus

Vice chancellor's accommodation

Palisade Fencing

R200 000

Mthatha Off Campus Staff Accommodation

Uniwes Flats

Gates

R150 000

 

Uniwes Flats

Plumbing

R300 000

 

Uniwes Flats

Kitchen cupboards

R300 000

 

Uniwes Flats

Replacement of floor mats

R500 000

 

Uniwes Flats

Replacement of some garage doors

R100 000

 

Ntlambo Flats

Plumbing and electricity

R250 000

 

UniSouth Flats

Fencing and Plumbing

R200 000

University Houses

Fortgale

Plumbing

R30 000

 

Southernwood houses

Fencing and Plumbing

R200 000

 

Kwezi Houses

Fencing and Flooring

R200 000

 

Garden Flats

Plumbing

R60 000

04 June 2018 - NW1319

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What total number of properties that are used by the Walter Sisulu University for staff housing are (a) owned by and (b) not owned by the university; (2) whether the title deed for each property owned by the university is available; if not, why not; (3) whether any steps are being taken to acquire ownership of each property that is not owned, but used by the university; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has provided the following responses to the questions posed:

1. WSU utilises 41 houses and 139 flats in Mthatha, 1 flat in East London and 13 houses in Butterworth for staff housing.

(a) WSU owns 34 houses in Mthatha, 13 houses in Butterworth and 1 flat in East London.

(b) 139 Flats are owned by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality (KSD). 6 Freestanding houses are owned by the ECDC and 1 by the KSD.

2. WSU has title deeds for some of the properties and is negotiating with the ECDC and Provincial Department of Public Works to obtain the rest. Before the establishment of WSU, most of the university properties were registered under the Department of Public Works when they were Colleges of Education. The transfer of such properties into WSU’s name has stalled at different levels of the bureaucracy, e.g. certain portions of the Butterworth campus has land claims attached to it, making it difficult to transfer the land to WSU.

3. Considerable effort has been made to facilitate the transfer of properties to WSU. Zamukulungisa and Butterworth sites are still owned by Department of Public Works, however both properties have been gazetted to be transferred to WSU. The process for transfer is currently between the Land Affairs department and State Attorney. WSU has also appointed its own independent attorneys to expedite the process. The ECDC has also been approached to facilitate the transfer of various WSU properties that are registered in the name of the ECDC.

04 June 2018 - NW1126

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What are the reason(s) for the significant drop in the number of learners at level 4 at each community education and training college for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017, as illustrated by the number of learners sitting for examinations in language learning areas of 152 720 learners in 2015, 116 133 learners in 2016 and 73 076 learners in 2017; (2) whether she has found this drop in the numbers of learners studying through community education and training colleges to be a matter of concern; if so, (a) what steps does she intend to take to reverse this trend, (b) when will the specified steps be implemented and (c) to what extent should a turnaround be experienced; (3) whether there is any explanation from an operational point of view for the vast differences in the pass rates at community and education colleges for each year, as illustrated by the pass rates for the language learning areas of 46,0% in 2015, 62,9% in 2016 and 94,5% in 2017; if not, what would explain the vast differences; if so, what would the reason(s) be

Reply:

1. The Department has monitorin the Community Learning Centres (CLCs) since 2017,has undertaken lecturer roadshows from January 2018 to February 2018. In these engagements with CLCs, the following factors were attributed to the low enrolment numbers:

  • Delay in the certification of students:

There are challenges with the data from the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) system for certifying students who have written the General Education and Training Certificate (GETC): Adult Basic Education and Training qualification. The SITA system is unable to consolidate the results of students who have written individual subjects over a number of examination cycles. An examination forum inclusive of officials from the Department’s Community Education and Training (CET) branch, CET colleges, Provincial Education Departments (PEDs), SITA and the National Assessment and Examination unit has been established to deal with the challenges identified.

  • Inadequate provision of learning and teaching support materials:

There is an inadequate college budget allocated for the provision of Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) to students. The procurement of LTSM takes place through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, which is slow and results in students not getting their LTSM on time. Engagements are taking place between TVET colleges and the Department to address these issues. In addition, training is taking place for the requisition of goods and services by CET colleges so that they have a clear understanding of the supply chain management processes within TVET colleges.

  • Demoralised lecturers due to the non-resolution of conditions of service:

There is an inadequate allocation for the Compensation of Employees budget for the standardisation and improvement of conditions of service. The lack of resolution or finalisation of the standardisation and improvement of conditions of service causes tensions and conflicts within CET colleges and demoralises lecturers. Funding bids have been submitted to National Treasury to address the standardisation and improvement of conditions of service.

  • Learning space/infrastructure that is not conducive for students to learn:

Given that a number of the community learning centres are located in primary schools, with furniture tailor-made for young children; this poses a problem for the youth and adults attending these classes. The lack of CET infrastructure means that facilities, such as ablution facilities are locked when classes commence late in the afternoon or early evening resulting in students not having access to basic amenities within the host school. There are continuous engagements with PEDs and the CET colleges have begun a process of identifying closed schools and unused government infrastructure.

2. (a) The drop in the number of learners studying at CET colleges is a matter of concern since it negatively affects the overall objective of increasing access and success. The Department has undertaken the following steps:

  • a national teaching and learning improvement plan has been put in place to address poor performance;
  • budget bids have been submitted to National Treasury for additional funding on the baseline to address inadequate learning and teaching support materials;
  • an examinations forum has been established with PEDs to address delays in certification;
  • proposals on the conditions of service have been developed, which require funding and negotiations within the appropriate bargaining chamber for finalisation; and
  • engagement with the Department of Public Works for the possible use of underutilised and unused infrastructure.

(b) The above steps are at various stages of implementation:

  • the current financial year is the second year of implementing the teaching and learning improvement plan;
  • budget bids were submitted to National Treasury in 2017 without any success;
  • the examinations forum held its first meeting in the first quarter of 2018;
  • the establishment of a bargaining structure for Community Education and Training is on course; and
  • the identification of alternative infrastructure is an ongoing process.

(c) A turnaround due to different interventions is expected within the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework period.

3. CET colleges develop strategic and annual plans, including interventions regarding teaching and learning. The performance of students at each college is informed by the implementation of their improvement plans, the calibre of lecturers in the college and provision of leadership with regards to teaching and learning. These factors are reflected in the various monitoring reports undertaken by the Department. The National Policy on Curriculum Development and Implementation, and National Improvement Plan focuses on specific interventions to be undertaken on poor performing subjects, as well as national interventions on the training of lecturers. The improvement in the pass rate for languages in the learning areas can be attributed to the implementation of the National Improvement Plan.

30 May 2018 - NW1228

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What progress has been achieved by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations in the revision of the National Accredited Technical Education Diploma qualifications, which were previously called Report 190, 191, and 192 qualifications; (2) (a) whether there are any big changes envisaged, such as changes to the minimum periods over which the qualifications can be achieved and (b) how will the qualifications be named in the future; (3) by what date will the revised qualifications be introduced; (4) would the offering of the qualifications up to Level 4 standard still form part of the curriculum of technical and vocational education and training colleges?

Reply:

1. The NATED N4-N6 programmes are registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) as part qualifications with the N1-N3 programmes residing with Umalusi. This is due to the allocation of qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority to the different sub-frameworks. The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has taken cognisance of the criticisms levelled against the N4-N6 with respect to the outdated curriculum and that these programmes are not adequately preparing candidates for the workplace. The N4-N6 programmes, together with two years of relevant work experience, qualifies the candidate for a National Diploma that is currently issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The QCTO has embarked on a process to reconstruct the N4-N6 programmes into Occupational Qualifications. Occupational Qualifications comprise three compulsory components, namely the knowledge, practical and workplace experience. The integration of these three components would eliminate the current situation where learners complete only the N4, N5 and N6 certificates, which comprise mainly of the theory component and for which many students receive certificates of achievement but do not achieve the diploma due to a lack of workplace experience. Partnerships and linkages with employers will therefore become a key responsibility of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

The QCTO has completed the reconstruction of the N4-N6 programmes previously categorised as Business and General Studies. The table below shows the new Occupational Qualifications and the corresponding N4-N6 programmes intended to be replaced.

New Occupational Qualification

NATED programmes intended
to be replaced

Status of Occupational Qualification

Occupational Certificate: Bookkeeper

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level: 5

SAQA ID: 98959

  • N4, N5, N6 Financial Management programmes
  • National N Diploma: Financial Management

Registered on NQF

2016-09-28

Occupational Certificate: Office Administrator

NQF Level: 5

SAQA ID: 102161

  • N4, N5, N6 Business Management programmes
  • National N Diploma: Business Management
  • N4, N5, N6 Human Resource Management Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Human Resource Management
  • N4, N5, N6 Marketing Management Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Marketing Management
  • N4, N5, N6 Public Management Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Public Management
  • N4, N5, N6 Public Relations Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Public Relations

Registered on NQF

2018-02-07

Occupational Certificate: Management Assistant

NQF Level: 5

SAQA ID: 101876

  • N4, N5, N6 Legal Secretary Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Legal Secretary
  • N4, N5, N6 Management Assistant Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Management Assistant
  • N4, N5, N6 Medical Secretary Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Medical Secretary

Registered on NQF

2018-02-07

Occupational Certificate: Early Childhood Development Practitioner

NQF Level:5

SAQA ID: 97542

  • N4, N5, N6 Educare Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Educare

Registered on NQF

2016-02-17

Conference and Events Organiser

NQF Level: 5

  • N4, N5, N6 Hospitality and Catering Services Programmes

Awaiting registration at SAQA

Occupational Certificate: Tourist Information Officer

NQF Level: 5

SAQA ID: 101865

  • N4, N5, N6 Tourism Programmes
  • National N Diploma: Tourism

Registered on NQF

2017-12-06

Occupational Certificate: Computer Technician

NQF Level:5

SAQA ID: 101408

  • N4, N5, N6 Computer related courses and subjects

Registered on NQF

2017-07-28

The QCTO is currently engaging the University of Witwatersrand, in partnership with the University of Venda, in the reconstruction of the Engineering programmes. The Engineering programmes cannot be treated the same as the Business and General Studies, as the Engineering programmes provide pathways into engineering professions. It is envisaged that the reconstruction of the N4-N6 Engineering programmes with the university sector, including the Universities of Technology, will ensure that the reconstructed qualifications will articulate with qualifications on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework and vice versa.

2. (a) The most significant change is in the Occupational Certificates where the theory is integrated into the practical and workplace components of the qualification. While the qualification does stipulate the required knowledge, practical and workplace modules, they are designed to be offered in an integrated workshop environment and not in a classroom mode, as is the case with the N4-N6 programmes. This would demand that TVET colleges have the required facilities and competent trainers in order to offer the occupational qualifications.

(b) The qualifications are named as Occupational Certificates at NQF level 5. In terms of the Ministerial Directives, the QCTO may register Occupational Certificates at NQF Levels 1-8.

3. Although the Occupational Certificates currently registered by the QCTO provide a curriculum framework for the qualifications, this is insufficient to translate into detailed teaching and assessment programmes in colleges. There is a need for detailed and structured curricula to be developed for implementation. Colleges do not have the professional capacity to undertake this work. In the 2018/19 financial year, the Department will work with colleges to develop the curriculum for the Bookkeeper qualification, to serve both as a capacity-development exercise, as well as to develop guidelines to assist colleges to develop such curricula in order to be responsive to their particular environmental needs.

Further to the development of the curriculum, funding for the delivery of the qualifications will be clarified in the Department, so that colleges are able to implement the qualifications knowing how student enrolments will be funded and how the teaching and learning requirements will be met. Currently the subsidies provided to colleges do not cover the occupational qualifications. In the course of 2018, planning information will be collected from colleges to establish a baseline for occupational qualifications that colleges will need and want to deliver from 2020 and beyond. These will be prioritised for the gradual phase-in of occupational qualifications in TVET colleges.

It is envisioned that NQF level 4 qualifications on the OQSF will become significant offerings in the programmes and qualifications mix of TVET colleges, given that many of the mid-level trades and occupations are pitched at NQF levels 4-5 on the OQSF.

28 May 2018 - NW1409

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether her department intends to adjust the entry threshold for the payment of the skills development levy upwards annually in accordance with the annual salary increase rate; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details in this regard and (b) does the complete exposition of the planned entry threshold increase entail; (2) whether she has found that this policy position was rational and constitutional, based on the fact that small business owners have to pay higher increases and thus higher salaries annually; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

  1. The Minister of Finance is responsible for the administration of the Skills Development Levies Act (Act No.9 of 1999).
  2. Not applicable.
  3. Not applicable.

28 May 2018 - NW1343

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether the request of the Centre for Fine Arts, Animation and Design for accreditation by her department has been processed yet; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the request be processed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (Pty) Ltd (CFAD) lodged an application for registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution (PHEI) on 5 December 2017. All the required aspects of the application have not yet been submitted and therefore the application process is incomplete.

a) The Department administers the registration of PHEIs in accordance with the Higher Education Act (101 of 1997, as amended). To be registered as a PHEI, an institution is required to meet a number of criteria; most importantly, its programmes must be accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The CFAD’s application will be complete once the accreditation report from the CHE is submitted and proof of SAQA registration is received. As soon as CFAD submits proof of accreditation of its programmes by the CHE, the Department can consider registering CFAD as a PHEI, should it meet all the requirements in terms of the Act.

b) The Department cannot provide a timeframe for the finalisation of the application, since it is not responsible for the accreditation of programmes.

24 May 2018 - NW1229

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What is the future of the National Certificate (Vocational) programmes, in view of the declining numbers of learners enrolling for these programmes; (2) (a) how and (b) by which range of entities will the education and training needs of learners who leave school without a National Senior Certificate be addressed in future; (3) what are the envisaged numbers of learners who would annually be supported financially by her department over the medium term in their efforts to study at levels 2, 3 and 4 at (a) public technical and vocational education and training colleges and (b) community education and training centres?

Reply:

1. The declining enrolments in the National Certificates (Vocational) (NC(V)) programmes is indicative of the correction process in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college system. The qualification was not intended for matriculants. The target group was students who exited the basic education system but who needed to complete an equivalent of the National Senior Certificate (NSC). However, since the inception of the NC(V) in 2007, colleges enrolled learners who had already achieved an NQF level 4 qualification in the form of the NSC. Over the last two years, colleges have been advised by the Department to enrol only learners in the NC(V) who have not completed Grade 12. This position is based on the careful consideration of the utilisation of limited resources in the provision of learning opportunities for a wide range of young learners in the country, and will continue in future.

2. Learners without an NSC are able to enrol in the NC(V) in the TVET colleges, to complete the equivalent of the NSC qualification. This opportunity will be available in the foreseeable future.

Through Community Education and Training (CET) colleges, the National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA) has been developed to address the needs of out-of-school youth and adults who do not have an NSC. Funding is not yet available to implement the NASCA. The CET colleges through their Community Learning Centres are the entities for provision to out-of-school youth and adults.

Sector Education and Training Authorities fund various learning programmes such as skills programmes, learnerships, apprenticeships and other training programmes conducted in skills centres that cater for everyone including those who leave school without an NSC.

3. (a) TVET colleges currently offer the NC(V) qualifications at NQF levels 2 - 4, and the N1 - N3 Report 191 programmes at the same levels. The Report 191 programmes, also commonly referred to as the NATED programmes, do not constitute a qualification unless the two languages of Business English and Sake Afrikaans are also passed. The addition of these two languages culminates in the achievement of an NSC, but it is a different qualification from the NSC offered in Basic Education. The NSC in TVET colleges, which has its origins in the former Technical Colleges, did not allow students to directly access higher education programmes, and was loosely considered as a pass on the “standard” grade, in accordance with the higher, standard and lower grade passes applied at the senior secondary level at the time. Student numbers in the TVET NSC have dwindled, since the Department of Basic Education no longer allows for the combination of the N1 - N3 subjects with the current NSC subjects offered in schools, to award the NSC (matric) qualification at NQF level 4.

State funding for TVET college students will increase gradually over the next 4 to 5 years, whilst the new increased baseline funding is introduced into the system. All students enrolled in a TVET college, with a combined family income of up to
R350 000, will receive a bursary. NC(V) students, who meet the admission criteria of the college, can apply to enrol, in order to achieve the equivalent of the NSC offered in schools. The exact number of such enrolments in future cannot be clearly determined at this stage. The NC(V) enrolments for 2018 is 134 925. Should the demand remain, this figure can be maintained for the next 4 to 5 years.

(b) The Department funds all the students that are enrolled in Community Education and Training (CET) colleges for formal programmes at NQF level 1. The envisaged numbers of enrolments are as follows:

Academic year

Numbers of enrolments

2018

320 000

2019

340 000

2020

360 000

 

The funding allocated to CET colleges and Community Learning Centres for the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework period excluding the Compensation of Employees is as follows:

Allocation Category

2018/19

2019/20

Estimates

2020/21

Estimates

 

R’000

R’000

R’000

CET Colleges: Operational Budget

31 076

32 713

34 348

Community Learning Centre (Transfers and Subsidies)

109 924

116 080

122 464

Total

141 000

148 793

156 812

The current funding is neither per programme/learning area nor per student due to the fact that when the adult education and training function shifted to the Department in 2015, the Department inherited the funding arrangement that prevailed in the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and it was different across the various PEDs.

There is a process underway to develop new national Norms and Standards for the Funding of CET colleges. There is also a need to conduct a costing for the programmes/learning areas offered in CET colleges, as well as to quantify the funding requirements in the sector. These processes, once finalised, will assist in ensuring the equitable distribution of funds to CET colleges.

24 May 2018 - NW1226

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What (a) are the reasons that certain trades with large employment numbers in the economy, such as joiners, plasterers and bricklayers, make relatively little use of the facilities of the Institute for the National Development of Learnerships, Employment Skills and Labour Assessments (Indlela) and (b) plans and targets have been developed to increase the numbers; (2) how is her department assuring that consistent assessment standards are guaranteed when assessors are required to undertake as few as one or two assessments per annum; (3) how are the full-time and part-time assessors used by Indlela sourced, remunerated and capacitated; (4) has she found that the equipment used during the assessment of apprentices is of a comparable standard and age to that which is generally used by the various industrial sectors for which tests are conducted; if not, what steps are being taken to overcome the challenges; (5) what amount has been raised by Indlela in accommodation fees for the (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 financial years?

Reply:

1. (a) The main reason for the proportional lesser use of the INDLELA facility for the bricklayer, plasterer, joiner and others trades is attributed to a positive policy change which established a common trade test certificate in terms of section 26D of the Skills Development Act (SDA). The common trade test certificate is for all qualifying artisan candidates and is issued by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) since 2015.

The lesser use of INDLELA in 2004 can also be attributed to the amendment of the SDA to decentralise trade testing to Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) accredited trade test centres. Since then INDLELA largely tested candidates in terms of section 28 of the Manpower Training Act (MTA) before it was repealed.

The repeal of the MTA in 2015 brought about a single trade test certificate in terms of section 26D of the SDA. All accredited trade test centres, including INDLELA, are able to test all types of trades and candidates.

Until the 2014/15 financial year, INDLELA was the main national trade test centre. Section 28 candidates who made up the bulk of the numbers mentioned above were largely from the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Mpumalanga. The transition to a common trade test certificate dispensation and the implementation of section 11(5) of the Trade Test Regulations 2015, allows for all aspiring candidates all over the country to do a trade test at any accredited trade test centre in the country, not only at INDLELA.

(b) INDLELA has since shifted its priorities to focus on the trades in high demand. The Department is doing the following in order to increase participation:

(i) An integrated public awareness campaign focusing on the Decade of the Artisan and the World Skills South Africa competitions at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. The campaign aims to sensitise communities, learners and accredited training centres about the exciting careers in artisanship, including those with a declining uptake and the low cost of trade tests at INDLELA.

(ii) From year-to-year, the trade test fees structure at INDLELA is maintained as low as possible (between R250 and R400 depending on different trades) in order to encourage poor and low-income individuals to use INDLELA.

(iii) Since INDLELA uses only full-time permanently employed assessors, it depends on accredited training centres to send candidates to INDLELA for assessment in order to optimally use its assessors throughout the year. In spite of the inability of INDLELA to prescribe the numbers coming from these accredited training centres, it is projected that for the next five years (2018/19 to 2022/23) INDLELA’s trade test numbers on these trades will increase by approximately 10% per annum.

2. The National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) ensures that each accredited Trade Test Centre (including INDLELA) maintains internal moderation. This is further quality assured through the external moderation done by NAMB itself. Because of a large number of accredited trade test centres (435 in the 2017/18 financial year), NAMB frequently conducts quality assurance at these trade test centres to ensure that set standards of trade testing are maintained.

3. INDLELA assessors are full-time employees of the Department of Higher Education and Training, and are recruited and remunerated in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (No. 103 of 1994) and the Department’s policy on recruitment. Newly appointed assessors are mentored and monitored by experienced assessors and moderators before conducting assessments individually to ensure that quality is maintained. Through the Performance Management and Development System, the Department provides assessors with an opportunity to develop a personal development plan, which is aimed at addressing the skills needed to improve individual and organisational performance.

4. All trade tests conducted at INDLELA and other accredited trade test centres are aligned to the existing training schedules and requirements. It is a standard requirement that all trade tests must be aligned with the training content and the necessary equipment of the respective trade. The current trade testing equipment at INDLELA is sufficient for testing historical/legacy trades but not for the testing of the newly listed trade occupations.

To address this challenge, INDLELA has developed a recapitalisation plan, which focuses on improving infrastructure, workshop machinery, equipment and information technology over a 4-year period from 2017/18 to 2020/21. The sources of funding for the plan are SETA donations, which to date have contributed R23 million.

5. In the 2016/17 financial year, an amount of R394 933.00 was raised in accommodation and meals, and R397 991.00 in the 2017/18 financial year.

:

24 May 2018 - NW1125

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to each community education and training college, (a) what number of subjects did learners enrol for in respect of the (i) Senior Certificate and (ii) National Senior Certificate examination cycles in each of the past three academic years and (b) of the specified subjects, (i) what number of subjects were eventually written and (ii) what number of students achieved marks (aa) equal to 40% and above and (bb) between 30% and 40% in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education is best placed to respond to this question, as it is the custodian of both the Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate examinations. The Community Education and Training Colleges through their Community Learning Centres provide opportunities to individuals for enrolment into these examinations.

24 May 2018 - NW1227

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What is the age analysis of the current debt owed to the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) by each government department and public entity; (2) what amounts, owed to SAQA by government departments and public entities, have been written off in the past five years; (3)(a) what steps will be taken to recover current and old debts and (b) what steps is she going to take to intervene and engage with her Cabinet colleagues in order to resolve any issues that may exist in this regard?

Reply:

The South African Qualifications Authority has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

1. The age analysis of debt owed to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) by government departments and public entities are as follows:

2013/14

2014/15

2015/17

2016/17

2017/18

R 1 962 887.89

R 1 514 376.91

R 5 468 158.41

R 4 920 197.92

R 6 139 231.59

2. No amounts of debt in this regard have been written off over the past five years.

3. (a) SAQA commenced with a process to suspend verification services to clients that have outstanding debt for longer than 30 days. The emphasis is firstly on those clients that owe the entity the largest amounts with the longest outstanding period. This process will gradually be phased-in to include all outstanding debtors. The SAQA Debt Policy was also amended for implementation during the 2018/19 financial year, to allow for outstanding debt to be handed over to a collection agency.

(b) The steps taken by SAQA to recover the debt are satisfactory. The matter will be monitored and should a need for further intervention arise, additional measures will be considered.

24 May 2018 - NW1094

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b)(i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii) is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each contract and (dd) name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract?

Reply:

The details of consulting firms or companies that are currently contracted by the Department of Higher Education and Training are provided below:

Bid no

Description

Name of firm/company

Start Date

Duration

Value

Name and Position of an official who signed off the contract

DHET062

Rendering internal audit and forensic audit services to DHET in a Co-Sourced Capacity for 3 Years

A2A Kopano Inc

7 August 2015

3 Years

Audit fees (Hourly rate)

Year 1 R606.15 Year 2 R642.52 Year 3 R681.07

Forensic Audit fees (Hourly rate)

Year 1 R710.22 Year 2 R752.83 Year 3 R798.00

Signed: 22/07/2015

Director: SCM: Mr H Ramaphakela

DHET068

Installation and maintenance of security system at Ndinaye Building

Multi-net Systems (Pty) Ltd

09/07/2015

Installation: Within 6 weeks after receipt of an official order.

Maintenance: 5 Years

Installation:

R 4 667 926.64

Maintenance:

R 979 245.86

Executive Officer: NSF: Mr M Macikama

Signed:

Installation: 07/07/2015

Maintenance: 04/04/2016

DHET077

Appointment of service provider to assist the Department to roll out and improve IT skills planning system for Strategic Integrated Projects for a period of three (3) Years

Core Focus (Pty) Ltd

03/12/2015

3 Years

R 2 669 199.18

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 02/12/2015

DHET083

Appointment of a service provider to implement information security service (Manage/Hybrid)

XON System (Pty) Ltd

05/07/2015 (Order date)

Implementation:
6 months

Maintenance: 5 Years

R 30 148 286.07

Chief Director: SCM:
Mr L Kearns

Signed: 01/07/2015

DHET084

Appointment of a service provider to provide a secure hosted exchange and archiving environment for the national electronic mail network

Internet Solution

12/12/2016

Implementation: within 90 days from the date of formal appointment and Period after implementation: 5 Years

R 9 681 826.00

Chief Director: SCM:
Mr L Kearns

Signed: 20/07/2016

DHET086

Appointment of a service provider to provide a system integrator to implement an integrated Microsoft dynamics based system

EOH Mthombo

27/02/2017

18/01/2018

6 Years

R 46 613 209.92

+

Variation:
R 6 044 379.18

Executive Officer: NSF:
Mr M Macikama

Signed: 09/12/2016

DHET091

Appointment of a service provider to develop and implement an entry-level foundation learning programme for TVET College

Production Management Institute

After receipt of a purchase order

08/09/2016

3 years 10 months

R 6 102 277.50

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 22/07/2016

DHET092

Maintenance of an information system application and database for the Information System Coordination Directorate of DHET for two years

Praxis Computing (Pty) Ltd

After receipt of a purchase order

04/01/2016

2 Years

R 2 345 800.80

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 21/11/2016

DHET096

Appointment of a service professional events and conference management organiser to coordinate and manage events on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training for a period of three years

Batsumi Travel (Pty) Ltd

27/06/2016

3 Years

8 % fee

Chief Director: SCM:
Mr L Kearns

Signed: 27/06/2016

DHET098

Appointment of service provider to provide financial management and administration for Human Resource Development Council Secretariat for a period of three years

Duja Consulting (Pty) Ltd

14/10/2016

3 Years

R 1 985 973.38

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 12/10/2016

DHET102

Appointment of a Fund Management and Human Resource Management Service Provider for the South African Institute for Vocational and Continuing Education and Training (SAIVET) on behalf of the DHET

Nexia SAB and T

24/04/2017

5 Years

4.62%

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 24/04/2017

DHET104

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Plumbing)

Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB)

Phases 1-4 to as agreed in the SLA

31/02/2022, not to exceed 60 months

R 2 020.00 per hour

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 24/04/2017

 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Welding)

Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW)

   

R 625.00 per hour

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 24/04/2017

 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Electrician)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa

   

R 475.00 per hour

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 04/05/2017

 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Millwright)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

   

R 475.00 per hour

 
 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Boilermaker)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

   

R 950.00 per hour

 
 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Rigger)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

04/09/2017

 

R 950.00 per hour

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 04/05/2017

 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Fitter and Turner)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

   

R 950.00 per hour

 
 

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners (Pipefitter)

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

   

R 950.00 per hour

 

DHET106

Appointment of a service provider developing a costing model for occupational programmes

Learning Strategies (Pty) Ltd

From receipt of an official order

27/07/2017

 

R 2 998 656.00

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 09/07/2017

DHET108

Appointment of a service provider for the maintenance of the Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS) computer programme systems for a period of three years

Praxis Computing (Pty) Ltd

On receipt of an official order

21/07/2017

 

R 1 841 784.00

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 13/07/2017

DHET109

Appointment of a service provider to develop self-directed learning materials suitable for adult learners for five subjects in the National Senior Certificate for Adults Qualification

SAIDE

From receipt of an official order

15/11/2017

18 Months

R 6 042 004.00

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 02/11/2017

DHET110

Appointment of associations to perform the role of occupational team conveners

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)

Phases 1-4 to as agreed in the SLA

31/02/2022, not to exceed 60 months

R 950.00 per hour

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 13/06/2017

   

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)

   

R 1 425.00
per hour

 

DHET111

Appointment of a service provider to develop curriculum content and open learning materials for the occupational certificate: electrician (QCTO curriculum code 671101000) programme

Neil Butcher and Associates

From receipt of an official order

29/09/2017

6 Months

R 3 284 904.30

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 22/09/2017

DHET112

Appointment of service provider/s to arrange travel and hotel accommodation on behalf of the department of higher education and training spanning a period of 36 months

HRG Rennies Travel (PTY) LTD

02/10/2017

3 Years

Per transaction fee model

Chief Director: SCM:
Mr L Kearns

Signed: 02/10/2017

DHET114

Appointment of a service provider to provide the call centre as well as information technology and enhancement for the central application clearinghouse

BSV Integrated Solutions t/a iChoice Call Centre Outsourcing

12/01/2018

30/04/2018

Year 1:

R 5 324 162.81

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 15/12/2017

       

30/04/2019

Year 2:

R 4 488 795.60

 

RFB1622/
2017

Supply and installation of information technology asset and devise tracking tool as well as monitoring of the assets of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for a period of 36 months.

Bytes Systems Integration a Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd

From receipt of an official order

07/03/2018

3 Years

R 3 198 840.00

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 07/03/2018

DHET115

Request for a Proposal for the appointment of a suitable service provider to manage funds for the National Skills Authority on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training spanning a period of 36 months

SAB and T Chartered Accountants Incorporated t/a Nexia SAB and T

10/04/2018

3 Years

5.15% Management Fee

Director: SCM:
Mr H Ramaphakela

Signed: 10/04/2018

The public entities reporting to the Department has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

Entity

(a) Consulting firms or companies that are currently contracted

(b) (i) Name of each consultant

(ii) Relevant details of the services provided in each case

(iii)(aa) The start date

(bb) Time period

(cc) Monetary value in R of each contract

(dd) Name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract

Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority

10

Sage VIP Payroll Products

Payroll system

01 March 2018

12 months

R 559 393.00

Frikkie Fouche (Acting CEO) Pauline Botha (Finance Business Partner: Sage)

   

Deloitte Consulting

Preparation of Financial statements

01 April 2018

4 Months

R 1 317 866.00

Mr Thami Ka Plaatjie (Former Acting Chairperson of the board)

   

Deloitte Consulting

IT Services

01 April 2018

24 Months

R 9 400 000.00

Mr Thami Ka Plaatjie (Former Acting Chairperson of the Board)

   

LK Administration Support Services

Scribe Services

03 September 2017

30 Months

R 120 000.00

Ms Latia Kelly and Mr Fouche (Acting CEO)

   

Matprodev Consulting(Pty) Ltd

Sector Skills Plan

01 June 2017

8 Months

R 880 000.00

Mr Wikus Matukane and Mr Fouche (Acting CEO)

   

BlackMoon Design and Advertising

Advertise, print and design

01 July 2016

24 Months

R 1 234 261.88

Mr Gareth Mckinnel and Mr Fouche (Acting CEO)

   

SPT Consulting Cc

Organogram Review

28 September 2017

3 Months

R 595 650.00

Mr Joseph Mathenjwa and Mr Fouche (Acting CEO)

   

Outsourced Risk Compliance Assessment (Pty) Ltd

Internal Audit

01 April 2016

24 Months

R 1 066 178.00

Dr Konar and
Mr Jerry Madiba (former CEO)

   

Club Travel

Travel Services

01 July 2016

24 Months

R 28 680.00

Ms Lindi Chiya and Mr Jerry Madiba (former CEO)

   

Travel with Flair

Travel Services

01 July 2016

24 Months

R 351 632.00

Ms Cathy Koele and Jerry Madiba (former CEO)

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority

11

Deloitte Consulting

MIS Services

01 April 2016

2 years

R 1 304 400.00

Mr Pumzile Kedama (Administrator)

   

E-Block Placement Services

Recruitment and Placement Services

01 January 2017

3 years

As required based on pre-agreed tariffs

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Ernest and Young

Advisory services in the establishment of a Business Continuity Management Strategy and Plan

01 September 2017

1 year

R 1 559 792.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Flex Technologies

Provision of printing based solution services

11 March 2017

3 years

R 3 357 063.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Imbokodo Bethany Governance and Compliance

Provision of secretariat services

01 May 2017

3 years

R 2 625 000.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Iziko Solutions

Strategy Development Facilitation Service

01 March 2018

2 month

R 496 134.00

Ms Keitumetse Lebaka (Acting CEO)

   

Lebohang Development Specialists

Development and commissioning of a track and trace online portal for CATHSSETA

01 March 2017

1 year

R 4 072 015.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Ntumba and Associates

Provision of internal audit services

01 October 2016

17 months

R 1 200 000.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Pith IT Consulting

IT Maintenance Support

01 May 2016

2 years

R 3 110 284.00

Mr Pumzile Kedama (Administrator)

   

Tenox Management Services

Interim Financial Management Services

Mid-November 2017

6 months

R 817 672.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Tenox Management Services

Evaluations and Support Services

15 February 2017

3 years

R 13 417 800.00

Mr Pumzile Kedama (Administrator)

   

Tipp Focus

Establishment and support to Project Management Office; Project Portfolio Office Support Licensing; and SharePoint support

31 March 2017

3 years

R13 348 915.00

Mr Sabelo Silinga (Acting CEO)

   

Underhill Corporate Solutions

Interim Research Management Services

01 April 2018

3 months

R 475 200.00

Ms Keitumetse Lebaka (Acting CEO)

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

2

IT Aware

MIS programs

01 April 2017

12 months

R 4 309 200.00

Ayesha Itzkin (Former CEO)

   

Mad-Rush Technologies

Software developer

01 April 2017

12 months

R 246 420.00

Ayesha Itzkin (Former CEO)

Council on Higher Education

12

William Adams Consulting and Services

Maintenance and Repairs of Services of Telephone Management Equipment

01 April 2018

3 years

R 550.00 p/h

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

AccTech

Supply, Installation, Customisation and Implementation of Business Process Management

01 March 2018

3 Months

R 406 708.68

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

eS3 Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Provision of Web-based Online Systems Maintenance Services

01 March 2018

12 Months

R 522 872.40

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Bytes Document Solution

Supply, Installation, Maintenance and repairs of multifunctional Photocopying and Printing Machines

01 March 2018

3 years

R 454 966.80

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Travel with Flair

Provision of Travel Management Services

01 January 2018

3 years

R 10 000 000.00

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Phoenixfire

Provision of maintenance and Repairs Services of Fire Systems Equipment

01 September 2017

3 years

R 28 386.00

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Zozcor Welding and Projects (Pty) Ltd

Provision of Handyman Services

01 August 2017

3 years

R 360.00 p/h

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Metrofile

Provision of Off-Site storage of backup tape

27 July 2017

18 Months

R 1 496.46

per month

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

SABandT

Provision of Internal Audit Services

01 July 2017

3 years

R 1 063 748.24

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Raite Security Services and Consulting

Provision of Security services: Guarding and Armed Response

01 April 2017

3 years

R 647 366.01

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

SAQA

Development of HEQCIS

01 April 2017

3 years

R 4 971 310.00

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

   

Sankofa Insurance Brokers

Provision of Insurance Broker Services

01 April 2017

3 years

R 770 129.00

Naren Baijnath (CEO)

Education Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority

12

Global Continuity SA

Business continuity and disaster recovery services

01 March 2014

4 years

R 3 067 037.32

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Deloitte Investment (PTY) LTD

Tip offs anonymous

01 May 2006

4 years

R 2 850.00p/m

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Computer Initiatives

Microsoft Dynamics GP System and software support

01 February 2011

9 years

R 1 169 863.00

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Internet Solutions (IS)

Internet connectivity services

25 November 2015

4 years

R 3 259 425.12

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Deloitte Consulting (PTY) LTD

In-sourcing of finance personnel

01 February 2015

3 years

R11 809 783.00

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Wits Commercial Enterprise Pty Ltd

Evaluation Study

01 April 2016

2 years

R 4 500 000.00

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Boqwana Burns Inc

Legal Services

27 January 2016

2 years

As and when the service is needed.

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc Attorneys

Legal Services

15 December 2015

3 years

 

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Project Unlimited

Network

Troubleshooting

31 August 2017

30 months

As and when the service is needed.

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Arrex Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Manage Engine Software

07 November 2017

28 months

R 470 558.50

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

Sizwe IT Group

Secured online meeting management solution

01 November 2017

28 months

R 1 311 484.30

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi (CEO)

   

RAMS HR Partnering Solutions

Specialist Technical HR and ancillary related services

24 August 2017

12 months

R800/hr or R5 000/full day services

Ms Nombulelo Nxesi

(CEO)

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority

6

IT Aware

Maintenance and Support of Integrated MIS and Website Services

April 2017

3 Years

R 7 756 560.00

Kuben Naiker: Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

   

Koor Dindar Mothei (Pty) Ltd

Project Management for the Refurbishment of an Office Building

February 2015

Depended on the completion of the project

R 5 672 056.32

BK Mothei: Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

   

BARUCH Memories

Board Secretary

June 2017

1 Year

R 500 000.00

T Mandleni: Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

   

Luovatek Solution (Pty) Ltd

Design, Maintenance and Support of IT Infrastructure

January 2018

27 Months

R 8 470 656.00

D Puthiyasilan: Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

   

Ngubane and Company

Internal Auditing

November 2016

18 Months

R 1 378 846.34

T Nkomozephi Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

   

Vantage Public Sector Management

Project Management for the Rural and Township Economies Revitalisation Programme

June 2017

3 Years

Project amount unknown (funds to be raised from different stakeholders)

T Majozi: Director

Mr Errol Gradwell (CEO)

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Education and Training Authority

3

21st Century Pay Solutions Company

Organisational design and Skills audit

01 April 2017

16 months

R 532 836.00

Ms Nokuthula Selamolela – Acting CEO

   

Institute for Performance Management

Provide the services for performance management and development review

01 July 2017

12 months

R 199 636.80

Ms Nokuthula Selamolela – Acting CEO

   

Kanimambo Management Solutions

Assist Acting CEO labour related matters

01 February 2018

4 months

R 1 500.00
per hour

Ms Nokuthula Selamolela – Acting CEO

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

4

FWA Organisational Development

Organisational development and change management

03 October 2017

6 months

R 416 100.00

Mrs Elaine Brass CA(SA)

   

FWA Organisational Development

Organisational development and change management

March 2018

3 months

R 248 000.00

Mrs Elaine Brass CA(SA)

   

EE Research Focus

Sector Skills Plan research – update

20 March 2018

5 months

R 447 080.00

Mrs Elaine Brass CA(SA)

   

Ask Afrika

Data collection for HWSETA Tracer Study

08 January 2018

3 months

R 228 952.00

Mrs Elaine Brass CA(SA)

Insurance SETA

5

Deloitte

Finance and Accounting, IT hosting and infrastructure support

01 April 2018

4 months

R 3 547 279.08

Ms Sandra Dunn (CEO)

   

PwC

Internal audit services

15 September 2016

1 year 6 months

R 1 545 223.00

Ms Sandra Dunn (CEO)

   

Affirmative Portfolio Recruitment Consultants CC

Recruitment services (temporary staff)

01 April 2018

1 year

R 499 999.99

Ms Sandra Dunn (CEO)

   

DJ Swanepoel Inc.

Legal Services

01 October 2017

1 year 6 months

R 499 000.00

Ms Sandra Dunn (CEO)

   

Masephule Dinga Inc

Legal Services

01 February 2016

Month to month contract

R 450 000.00

Sandra Dunn (CEO)

Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority

6

MMC Consulting

Skills Development Audit Services

01 November 2017

3 Months

R 408 804.00

Oupa Mopaki (CEO)

   

21st Century

Salary Benchmarking Services

16 March 2018

2 Months

R 373 863.00

Charlton Philiso (CEO)

   

Deloitte

Financial Management Services

01 April 2015

3 years, plus extension

R 13 328 042.00

Oupa Mopaki (CEO)

   

STTB

Human Resource Management System

01 November 2014

3 years, plus extension

R 929 100.00

Oupa Mopaki (CEO)

   

Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting

Forensic Audit Services

16 January 2018

2 Months

R 698 195.74

Sipho J Mjwara (CEO)

   

Mzabalazo Advisory Services

Sector Skills Plan Services

31 April 2017

12 months

R 480 997.92

Charlton Philiso (CEO)

National Skills Fund

5

Andisa Chartered Accountants

Financial reporting assistance for the 2017/18 financial period. This is due to the CFO and the Director: Financial reporting being on Maternity leave.

01 March 2018

5 Months

R 495 000.00

Mr Ramaphakela Director: Supply chain DHET (Approval of Quotation and acceptance letter)

   

EOH

Part 1 of the work: Develop and implement an ICT System for the National Skills Fund

Part 2 of the work: Provide maintenance and support for 5 years after implementation

01 March 2017

5 years

R52 927 812.00

Approved by Mr GF Qonde (Director General: DHET)

Contracts signed by Mr MV Macikama (Executive Officer: NSF)

   

OMNI Africa

Technical support on PASTEL on an ad-hoc basis.

PASTEL is the financial system that the NSF currently uses to account for transactions on the accrual basis, which is used as a basis for its Annual financial statements and quarterly reporting.

07 April 2016

3 years

R 457 600.00

Mr Ramaphakela Director: Supply chain DHET (Approval of Quotation and acceptance letter)

   

A2A Kopano

Internal audit services

22 July 2015

3 years

R14 741 395.00

Approved by Mr GF Qonde (Director General: DHET)

Contracts signed by Mr MV Macikama (Executive Officer: NSF)

   

GokoLaufer MSP

Media Consultant

01 March 2016

3 years

R 9 466 696.00

Approved by Mr GF Qonde (Director General: DHET)

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

4

KPMG

Loan book valuation, Employee engagement survey, and technical accounting opinion

01 March 2018, 06 March 2018 and 05 March 2018

36 months, 3 months, and 5 months

R 3 385 560.00 R 399 758.00 and

R 499 999.00

Steven Zwane (Executive Officer) and Morgan Nhiwatiwa (General Manager: Finance)

   

PWC

Caseware services

29 November 2017

24 months

R 230 736.00

Morgan Nhiwatiwa (General Manager: Finance)

   

Ernst and Young

Internal audit services

01 August 2017

36 months

R 9 595 567.00

Board (The NSFAS Board of Directors- chaired by Sizwe Nxasana

   

BDO

Accounting assistance/trainees

06 March 2018

3 months

R 499 999.00

Morgan Nhiwatiwa (General Manager: Finance)

Public Sector Education and Training Authority

1

Organisational Development Africa (Pty) Ltd

Service provider has been appointed to provide an organizational capacity assessment to support PSETA strategy.

31 January 2018

3 months

R 992 000.00

Marks Thibela (Acting CEO)

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

9

Izilamani Group

QCTO Evacuation plans

January 2018

Once-off

R 32 643.90

Mr Vijayen Naidoo (CEO)

   

Phuthumani IT Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Sage Evolution Accounting Software Implementation

April 2017

Once-off

R 93 074.00

Mr Innocent Gumbochuma (Director: Finance and Procurement)

   

Change Agility

Review of QCTO Organogram, design of Job Profiles and Job Evaluations

June 2017

Once-off

R 590 855.93

Mr Vijayen Naidoo (CEO)

   

Deloitte

Fraud reporting and management

April 2017

Once-off

R 29 275.20

Ms Joyce Mashabela (Former CEO)

   

E-software Solutions

Records and Archive Management

April 2017

Once-off

R 48 609.20

Ms Joyce Mashabela (Former CEO)

   

Mdawe Trading and Projects

Qualifications Editorial services

April 2017

Once-off

R 378 473.29

Ms Joyce Mashabela (Former CEO)

   

Isolve/Blue Ocean

Apprentice certification system maintenance

01 July 2017

24 months

R 410 810.40

Ms Vijayen Naidoo (CEO)

   

South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE)

Support of OQA and E-learning

December 2017

Once-off

R 120 305.34

Mr Vijayen Naidoo (CEO)

   

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

Research on implementation of OQSF qualifications

September 2017

Once-off

R 294 900.00

Mr Vijayen Naidoo (CEO)

Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority

36

Assign Payroll

Payroll Services

01 July 2016

21 months

R 210 661.71

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Astom Courier Services

Courier Services

01 April 2016

24 months

R 157 043.61

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Bathathu Risk Services

Insurance Services

01 November 2017

12 months

R 47 772.53

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Bidvest Steiner

Hygiene Services

05 May 2017

12 months

R 27 089.82

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Careways Wellness (Pty) Ltd

Employee Wellness

01 September 2016

12 months

R 300 615.26

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Deloitte and Touche

SETA Project Management System

01 November 2016

24 months

R 4 201 110.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

DigiTrack

Car Tracking Services

26 November 2014

Month to Month

R 6 339.19

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Edgy Nicollo (Pty) Ltd

ICT Services

22 October 2017

4 months

R 428 221.62

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Elsiemot and Associates

Qualification Development Facilitator

03 July 2017

8 months

R 145 920.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Fedgroup / Fieldspace

Office Space Rental

01 September 2012

67 months

R 25 214 031.60

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Frama Mailing

Mailing Services

01 July 2016

20 months

R 105 000.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Impetus Agricultural Development cc t/a Phakisa

Qualification Development Facilitator

03 July 2017

8 months

R 125 000

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Institute for Local Government and Housing

Qualification Development Facilitator

03 July 2017

8 months

R 145 000.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

IT Related

Document Management System

01 November 2016

15 months

R 1 594 917.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Ke Nna Molobise Security and Projects

Physical Security Services

01 July 2017

9 months

R 428 895.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Konica Minolta

Printing Solutions

01 June 2016

22 months

R 807 062.46

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Maraba Security Services

Security services

01 February 2016

17 months

R 640 224

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Metrofile

Document Storage and Scanning

01 June 2016

22 months

R 357 194.30

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Mmela Financial Service

Short term insurance

01 August 2017

12 months

R 155 937.91

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Neotel

Communications Solutions

01 September 2016

19 months

R 981 873.38

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Nkonki Incorporated

Fraud-hotline Services

01 April 2016

24 months

R 64 800.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

OD Management Services

Research consultancy services

10 January 2018

3 months

R 454 860.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

ORCA

Internal Audit

12 July 2016

12 months

R 779 760.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

People sync SA

Competency Assessment

15 December 2018

3 months

R 20 034.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Praxis Computing

Great Plains Infrastructure

21 November 2016

4 months

R 386 368.80

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Rakoma and Associates

Forensic Investigations

05 May 2017

11 months

R 396 390

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Rent-a-Store

Storage Services

05 April 2016

Month-to-Month

R 105 600.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

SABandT

Internal Audit

01 November 2017

29 months

R 1 076 431.53

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Sage VIP

HR System

23 August 2016

7 months

R 201 419.90

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Shortlift

Lift Maintenance

01 April 2016

24 months

R 8 253.60

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Sikunyana Incorporated

Legal Services

31 May 2017

10 months

R 2 116 790.00

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Trans Fire

Fire Systems Maintenance Services

01 April 2016

24 months

R 42 050.04

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Underhill Investment Holdings CC

Research consultancy services

03 July 2017

4 months

R 490 796.84

Jenni-Irish Qhobosheane (Administrator)

   

Kaelo In Session

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting, Research, Governance, Risk, and Compliance

01 April 2018

6 months

R 1 000 hourly rate

Vukani Memela Memela (Acting CEO)

   

Mabece Tilana inc. Attorneys (MTI attorneys)

Legal Services on a need basis

01 April 2018

6 months

R 11 000 hourly rate

Vukani Memela Memela (Acting CEO)

   

Kaelo In Session

Corporate Services advisor

01 April 2018

1 months

R 1 000 hourly rate

Vukani Memela Memela (Acting CEO)

Transport Education Training Authority

17

Ubuntu Technologies

Voice Over Internet Protocol Telephony and Video Conferencing Facility Implementation as well as SLA

17 March 2016

30 months

R 2 161 998.52

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Oma Chartered Accountants

Internal Audit Services

01 September 2016

2 years

R 1 205 048.33

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Redflank Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Conduct end of term (NSDS111 2011-2016) Outcome Evaluation of TETA mandate

19 June 2017

12 months

R1 002 000.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Collin Nciki cc

Minutes Taking

20 March 2018

12 months

R 290 000.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Gordon Institute of Business Science

International Leadership Executive Development Programme for Women to 15 participants plus 5 programme stakeholders at NQF Level 8

26 September 2017

12 months

R 5 227 787.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Gordon Institute of Business Science

International Leadership Executive Development Programme for 15 participants plus 5 programme stakeholders at NQF Level 8

26 September 2017

12 months

R 5 561 218.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Gordon Institute of Business Science

International Leadership Development Programme for 15 participants plus 5 programme stakeholders at NQF Level 6

26 September 2017

12 months

R 5 685 153.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

ICAS Employee and Organisation Enhancement Services

Employee Wellness Programme

10 July 2017

2 years

R 328 083.13

Mr Famanda Shirindza (Acting CEO)

   

Deloitte and Touche

Fraud Hotline

01 August 2017

3 years

R 168 150.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Abeeda and Associates (Pty) Ltd

Request for proposal from the service provider to perform the function of Qualifications Development Facilitator

15 January 2018

12 months

R 1 564 668.00

Ms Lena Maphefo Anno-Frempong (CEO)

   

Dajo Associates (Pty) Ltd

Conduct Tracer Study of Transport Education and Training Authority funded Artisan Training (NSDS III Period)

01 April 2018

8 months

R 1 200 000.00

In the process of signing SLA

   

Dajo Associates (Pty) Ltd

Conduct Research Study on ‘The Extent of Skills Mismatch (Gaps) in the Transport Sector’

01 April 2018

8 months

R 999 997.50

In the process of signing SLA

   

Urban-Econ Development Economists (Pty) Ltd

 

01 April 2018

8 months

R 1 137 465.00

In the process of signing SLA

   
  1. Eagle’s Wings Skills Development Consultants
  1. Matprodev Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  1. Mukumba Projects And Consulting cc
  1. Zaes Asset Group (Pty) Ltd

External Moderation to Teta

01 March 2018

12 months

Daily Rate of R 2 500.00

In the process of signing SLA

 

07 May 2018 - NW1021

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What number of institutions of higher learning have a healthcare facility and (b) for each of the specified institutions, (i) what is the name of the institution, (ii) what services are offered, (iii) what is the cost of the service and (iv) what number of employees is providing the service in each profession?

Reply:

a) All 26 universities have healthcare facilities.

(b)(i)-(ii) There are 73 healthcare facilities across the 26 institutions. Their names and services offered are as follows:

(b)(i) Institution

(b)(i) Name of the facility

(b)(ii) Services offered

1. North West University

  • Health Care Centre (Mahikeng Campus)
  • Health Care Centre (Potchefstroom Campus)
  • Health Care Centre (Vaal Triangle Campus)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Family Planning Clinic
  • TB Clinic

2. Nelson Mandela University

  • North Campus Health Services
  • South Campus Health Services
  • Second Avenue Campus Health Services
  • Missionvale Campus Health Services
  • George Campus Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Occupational Health Care
  • First Aid Treatment
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care

3. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Bellville Campus Clinic
  • Cape Town Campus Clinic
  • Mowbray Campus Clinic
  • Wellington Campus Clinic
  • Primary Health Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Referral Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
  • HIV/AIDS Care

4. Walter Sisulu University

  • Butterworth Clinic
  • Buffalo City Clinic (Three Clinics: Potsdam, Chiselhut and College Street)
  • Queenstown Clinic
  • Mthatha Clinic (Two Clinics: Nelson Mandela Drive and Zamukulungisa)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • Educational Programmes/Campaigns
  • Gender-Based Violence Educational Programmes and Counselling

5. University of Venda

  • Campus Health Clinic (Thohoyandou)
  • Primary Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Peer Education Programmes

6. University of the Witwatersrand

  • Braamfontein Campus Clinic
  • Parktown Campus Clinic

Free Services

  • Reproductive Health Services
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing
  • Management of STIs
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Wellness Programmes

Paid Services

  • Primary Nurse Clinician (Treatment of minor ailments)
  • Medical Doctor (Students and Staff on medical aid)
  • Vaccination programmes
  • Referral for treatment of chronic medical condition

7. University of Cape Town

  • Student Wellness Service Clinic (Lower Campus)
  • Upper Campus Clinic (Satellite)
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Centre
  • Hiddingh Campus Service (Satellite)
  • Triage Service
  • Clinical and Diagnostic Assessment
  • Diagnosis Formulation
  • Curative Care
  • Treatment and Basic Medication
  • Referrals
  • Follow-up Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing, Counselling and Treatment
  • Health Promotion and Advocacy
  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Mental Health Training, Advocacy and Awareness

8. University of the Free State

  • Bloemfontein Campus Clinic
  • Qwaqwa Campus Clinic
  • Primary Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Health Services
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Family Planning

9. University of Limpopo

  • Student Health and Wellness Centre
  • Student Counselling Centre
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Referral Services
  • Psychological and Emotional Care

10. Sefako Makgatho University

  • Campus Health Clinic
    (Ga-Rankuwa)
  • Primary Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing and Counselling
  • Student Vaccination
  • Health Care Promotion
  • Family Planning

11. Vaal University of Technology

  • Campus Health Clinic (Vanderbijlpark)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Disease Awareness and Prevention
  • Family Planning
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • Emergency Medical Services

12. University of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Pietermaritzburg Campus Health Clinic
  • Howard College Campus Health Clinic
  • Westville Campus Health Clinic
  • Edgewood Campus Health Clinic
  • Medical School Campus Health Clinic
  • Primary Health Care
  • Management of STIs
  • Reproductive Health Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • Health Awareness, Prevention and Promotion
  • Sexual Assault
  • Mental Health Care

13. Mangosuthu University of Technology

  • Campus Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing

14. Central University of Technology

  • CUT Medical Clinic
  • Primary Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • Management of STIs
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • TB Treatment
  • ER 24 Services on call

15. University of Pretoria

  • Hatfield Student Health Clinic
  • Onderstepoort Student Health Clinic
  • Groenkloof Student Health Clinic
  • Mamelodi Student Health Clinic
  • Prinshof Student Health Clinic
  • Primary Health Care
  • Doctor’s Clinic
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Dietary Consultations
  • Free Eye Testing
  • Screening and Monitoring of Chronic Conditions.
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health and Wellness Awareness
  • HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling and Testing
  • Lifestyle and Reproductive Health
  • Preventative Immunization
  • Pregnancy Counselling Referral
  • Antiretroviral Treatment Referral and Support

16. University of Forthare

  • Alice Health Care Centre
  • East London Health Care Centre
  • Primary Health Care
  • Management of Asthma
  • Screening and Referral of other Chronic Conditions
  • TB Screening and Referral
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing
  • Medical Doctor's Services (East London Campus only)

17. University of Zululand:

  • Kwa-Dlangezwa Campus Health Clinic
  • Richards Bay Campus Health Clinic
  • Primary Health Care (PHC)
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Cancer Screening
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • HIV/AIDS and ARTS and PrEP rollout
  • Psychosocial Support
  • TB and STI screening

18. University of the Western Cape

  • Campus Health and Wellness Centre
  • Centre for Student Support
  • Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Biokinetics Clinic
  • Family Planning
  • Treatment of STI’s
  • HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling and Testing
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis in Rape Victims
  • Diagnosis and Management of Common (day-to-day) Medical Ailments
  • Health Awareness, Education and Mass Screening Programmes
  • Care of Injuries on Duty
  • Provision of medical care, support and assistance to UWC athletes and events
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Testing of HIV/TB infections.
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma/Crisis Support
  • Specialised support to 245 students with chronic medical conditions; hearing, mobility and visual impairments
  • Psychological Counselling and Trauma Support

19. University of Johannesburg

  • Campus Health Service (Auckland Park)
  • Campus Health Service (Bunting)
  • Campus Health Service (Doornfontein)
  • Campus Health Service (Soweto)
  • Primary Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing Service
  • Reproductive Health Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Screening of Chronic Disease
  • Travel Health
  • Health Risk Management
  • Medical Surveillance of employees
  • Travel Medicine
  • Food Safety
  • Executive Health
  • Event Medical Risk management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Radiation Risk Management.

20. University of South Africa

  • Campus Health Clinic (Muckleneuk)
  • Campus Health Clinic (Florida)
  • Primary Healthcare Services
  • HIV/TB/STI’s Screening
  • Medical Emergency Response/Assistance

21. Tshwane University of Technology

  • Health and Wellness (Pretoria West Campus)
  • Health and Wellness (Soshanguve South Campus)
  • Health and Wellness (Ga-Rankuwa Campus)
  • Health and Wellness (eMalahleni Campus)
  • Health and Wellness (Mbombela Campus)
  • Health and Wellness (Polokwane Campus)
  • Primary Health Care
  • HIV/AIDS Testing and Support

22. University of Fort Hare

  • Healthcare Centre
  • Counselling Centre
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Psychological and Mental Health Services

23. Stellenbosch University

  • Stellenbosch Campus Health Services
  • Tygerberg Campus Health Services
  • Family Planning
  • General Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Travel Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • HIV/AIDS Care

24. Durban University of Technology

  • Isolempilo Clinic (Brickfield Campus)
  • Isolempilo Clinic (City Campus)
  • Isolempilo Clinic (Ritson Campus)
  • Isolempilo Clinic (Steve Biko Campus)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Treatment of STI’s
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing
  • Emergency Care
  • Chronic Conditions' Support (e.g.: TB)
  • Health Information and Dissemination
  • Pap Smears
  • Immunisation
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
  • LGBTIQ Friendly Services
  • Family Planning

25. University of Mpumalanga

  • Campus Clinic (not yet operational)
  • Primary Health Care (through Mpumalanga Department of Health)
  • Student Counselling

26. Sol Plaatje University

  • Student Health and Wellness Centre
  • Primary Health Care
  • Student Counselling
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing
  • Family Planning

The University of Mpumalanga is one of two new universities where the construction of its Campus Clinic was completed at the end of 2017 and the facility is not yet operational. The University has an arrangement with the Mpumalanga Department of Health which provides mobile clinic services at the Mbombela Campus once a month and a contract with ER24 for the provision of emergency medical services at the Mbombela and Siyabuswa Campuses. In January 2018, the University appointed a Student Counsellor who provides counselling services to students at the Mbombela and Siyabuswa Campuses.

(iii) The cost of offering healthcare services at the twenty-five universities is
R 185 878 367.

(iv) The number of employees providing the services in each profession is as follows:

  • 34 x Medical Doctors;
  • 166 x Nurses;
  • 26 x Paramedics;
  • 12 x HIV/AIDS Counsellors;
  • 16 x Other Counsellors;
  • 8 x HIV/AIDS Co-Ordinators/Officers;
  • 1 x Physiotherapist;
  • 4 x Social Workers;
  • 14 x Health Promoters;
  • 2 x First Aiders;
  • 3 x Medical Assistants;
  • 2 x Psychiatrists;
  • 20 x Psychologists;
  • 3 x Employee Assistance Programme Specialists; and
  • 1 x Radiation Protection Officer.

07 May 2018 - NW1127

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether her department and/or the National Student Financial Aid Scheme or any other body funded by her department laid charges with the relevant law enforcement agencies against those individuals who had allegedly committed fraud and who were identified in the Nexus Forensic Services report submitted to her department earlier in 2018; if not, (a) why not and (b)(i) how and (ii) by whom will this matter be handled in the future; if so, what number of individuals were named in the charges?

Reply:

Nexus Forensics Services provided the Department with an extensive report containing findings and recommendations, which the Department is considering. The Department will revert to Parliament as soon as this process is finalised.

07 May 2018 - NW983

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How much land does (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

a) (i)-(ii) The Department of Higher Education and Training does not own land.

(iii) The Department leases two privately owned buildings, i.e. 123 and 178 Francis Baard Street, via the Department of Public Works. The Department also occupies a State-owned building in Olifantsfontein, i.e. the Indlela Trade Test Centre.

b) (i) The following six entities own land:

  • Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority;
  • Council on Higher Education;
  • Mining Qualifications Authority;
  • Services Sector Education and Training Authority;
  • South African Qualifications Authority; and
  • Transport Education and Training Authority.

(ii) The following four entities have exclusive rights to the land:

  • Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority;
  • Council on Higher Education;
  • Services Sector Education and Training Authority; and
  • Transport Education and Training Authority.

(iii) The National Skills Fund is leasing land or building from the State through the Department.

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: MR THEUNS TREDOUX

CONTACT: 012 312-5151

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Reply 983.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY REPLY 983 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENT/S

MRS GNM PANDOR, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

25 April 2018 - NW355

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

a) (aa) (i) Total amount budgeted:

2014/15: R19.576 million

2015/16: R24.732 million

2016/17: R25.930 million

(ii) Total amount spent:

2014/15: R19.575 million

2015/16: R24.688 million

2016/17: R25.840 million

(bb) (i) Amount allocated since 1 April 2017: R22.647 million.

b) The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period 2014/15.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

13

R1 042 500

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison Officer

13

R819 126

National Diploma in Public Management

Personal Assistant to Minister

5

R132 399

Bachelor of Technology in Management

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

13

R819 126

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Technology: Human Resource Management

Administrative Secretary

13

R819 126

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Appointment Secretary

7

R211 194

Honours in Social Sciences

Masters in Social Science

Chief Registry Clerk

7

R188 985

National Diploma: in Human Resource Management

Secretary

5

R132 399

National Diploma in Sports Management

Secretary

5

R132 399

BA Honours in Public Management

Driver/Messenger

5

R131 328

Grade 11

Special Advisor

15

R1 353 732

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Special Advisor

15

R1 267 806

National Certificate

Customer Services Certificate

Secretary to Special Advisors

8

R243 747

National Diploma in Office Management

Receptionist

5

R158 985

National Senior Certificate

Stakeholder and Public Relations Management

12

R695 379

Bachelor of Technology in Business Administration

Assistant Director: Administration

9

R361 659

Diploma in Management

Special Projects

13

R843 888

Bachelor of Education

Secretary

5

R132 399

National Diploma in Administration Management

Secretary to Chief of Staff

5

R142 461

National Diploma in Public Relations

Special Projects in the Ministry

13

R864 177

Doctor of Philosophy - Labour Studies

Researcher and Speech Writer

13

R864 177

National Senior Certificate

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication

Project Coordinator

12

R674 979

Bachelor of Social Sciences

The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period 2015/16.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

13

R1 144 251

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison Officer

13

R898 743

National Diploma in Public management

Personal Assistant to Minister

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Technology in Management

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

13

R864 177

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Technology: Human Resource Management

Administrative Secretary

13

R864 171

Bachelor of Art in Sociology

Chief Registry Clerk

7

R243 747

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

5

R158 985

Bachelor of Technology in Sports Management

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Registry Clerk

5

R158 985

Bachelor of Art in Public Management

Honours in Public Management

Driver/Messenger

5

R140 520

Grade 11

Special Advisor

N/A. 50% of Wits salary

R530 676

for six months

PhD in Education

Special Advis0r

14

R1 267 806

National Diploma

Secretary to Special Advisors

8

R266 214

National Diploma in Office Management

Receptionist

5

R158 985

National Senior Certificate

Stakeholder and Public Relations Management

12

R759 444

Bachelor of Business Administration

Assistant Director

10

R361 659

National Diploma in Management

Special Projects

13

R939 810

Bachelor of Education

Secretary

6

R171 069

National Diploma in Administration Management

Secretary

6

R171 069

National Diploma in Public Relations

Special Projects in the Ministry

13

R864 177

National Diploma In Public Relations

Researcher and Speech Writer

13

R864 177

Bachelor of Arts and Communication

Project Coordinator

12

R674 978

Bachelor of Social Sciences

The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period 2016/17.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

13

R1 144 251

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison Officer

13

R898 743

National Diploma in Public Management

Personal Assistant to Minister

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Technology in Management

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

Vacant

-

-

Administrative Secretary

13

R962 409

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Chief Registry Clerk

7

R266 214

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Technology in Sports Management

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Registry Clerk

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Arts

Honours of Public Management

Driver/Messenger

6

R155 775

Grade 11

Special Advisor

14

R1 358 868

National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Masters in Business Administration

Special Advisor

14

R1 358 868

National Diploma

Secretary to Special Advisor

8

R289 929

National Diploma: Office Management

Receptionist

6

R173 640

National Senior Certificate

Stakeholder and Public Relations Management

12

R814 884

Bachelor of Technology in Business Administration

Assistant Director

10

R423 807

National Diploma: Management

Secretary

6

R183 558

National Diploma in Administration Management

Secretary to Chief of Staff

6

R183 558

National Diploma in Public Relations

The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

13

R1 144 251

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison Officer

Vacant

-

-

Personal Assistant to Chief of Staff

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Technology Management

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

Vacant

-

-

Administrative Secretary

13

R962 409

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Chief Registry Clerk

7

R266 214

National Diploma: Human Resource Management

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Technology in Sports Management

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Registry Clerk

6

R183 558

Bachelor of Arts

Honours in Public Management

Driver/Messenger

6

R155 775

Grade 11

Special Advisor

14

R1 358 868

National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Master of Business Administration

Special Advisor

14

R1 358 868

National Diploma

Secretary to Special Advisors

8

R289 929

National Diploma in Office Management

Receptionist

6

R173 640

National Senior Certificate

Stakeholder and Public Relations Management

12

R814 884

National Senior Certificate

Assistant Director

10

R423 807

National Diploma in Management

Secretary

6

R183 558

National Diploma

Secretary to Chief of Staff

6

R183 558

National Diploma: Public Relations

Special Advisor

14

R1 267 806

National Certificate Customer Services

The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period from 1 November 2017 to 27 February 2018.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

14

R1 196 526

National Diploma in Journalism

Researcher/Speech Writer

13

R 962 409

Bachelor of Commerce

Personal Assistant to Minister

12

R779 295

National Diploma Accounting

Administrative Support and Public Relations

12

R779 295

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Parliamentary Officer

12

R779 295

Diploma in Journalism

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

9

R334 545

Bachelor of Arts

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

9

R334 545

Bachelor of Arts in Administration

Stakeholder Management

9

R334 545

Governance Leadership NQF Level 5

Secretary

6

R183 558

Senior Certificate

Messenger/Driver

5

R152 862

Senior Certificate

Messenger/Driver

5

R152 862

National N4 Certificate

Intern

1

R60 000

Bachelor of Artisan Administration

Special Advisor

16

R1 782 687 (50%)

Master of Arts in Law

Special Advisor

16

R1 782 687 (50%)

Bachelor of Arts

PHD in Public Affairs

The tables below show the remuneration, salary level, job title and qualifications for the period from 27 February 2018 to date.

Job Title

Salary Level

Remuneration

Qualifications

Chief of Staff

14

R1 214 475

Bachelor of Arts

Researcher and Strategy

13

R1 036 788

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Honours

Media Liaison Officer

13

R1 068 132

National Diploma

Administrative Secretary

13

R1 100 418

Bachelor of Science

Parliamentary Officer

13

R991 500

Bachelor of Arts

Assistant Appointment Secretary

10

R447 417

Bachelor of Arts

Assistant Director: Administration

9

R339 552

Bachelor of Arts

Senior Administration Officer

8

R298 695

National Diploma

Personal Assistant to Special Advisors

7

R226 611

National Senior Certificate

Messenger/Driver

5

R162 337

National Senior Certificate

Senior Administration Clerk

5

R152 862

National Senior Certificate

Special Advisor

16

R2 008 200

Bachelor of Commerce

Special Advisor

15

R1 370 973

Bachelor of Arts and BA Honours

(v) Annexures A1 to A10.

20 April 2018 - NW429

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What are the criteria followed in allocating staff housing at the University of Zululand; (2) Are staff members ranked in accordance with these criteria when accommodation is offered to staff in university-owned houses; (3) (a) Where is each staff house located and (b) what is the average monthly (i) rental and (ii) related costs recovered from staff occupying each staff house since 1 April 2017; (4) What (a) costs related to staff accommodation offered by the university are paid for by the staff member concerned and (b) costs are borne by the university; (5) What total amount did the university spend on staff housing (a) in the 2016-17 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

The University of Zululand has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

  1. The University of Zululand has an approved housing policy. Section 4.1 of the policy categorises housing units in 3 categories being:
  • Section 4.1.1 Executive Housing;
  • Section 4.1.2 On-campus staff housing; and
  • Section 4.1.3 Off-campus staff housing.

The Criteria on the allocation of staff housing is set out in section 5 of the policy. The university has set out 4 main purposes for housing units in section 5.1

  • Section 5.1.1 Housing for executives;
  • Section 5.1.2 Housing for permanent employees;
  • Section 5.1.3 Temporary housing for newly appointed staff; and
  • Section 5.1.4 Housing of staff on short term contracts

Category 5.1.1 deals with the allocation of staff housing for executives. The housing for other categories of employees (5.1.2, 5.1.3 and 5.1.4) is on approximate proportion of 50:25:25. This ratio can be modified from time to time based on the need.

For category 5.1.2 (permanent employees), preference is given to those on higher Peromnes (4-6). Employees under this category are given a 3-year lease which may be renewable after the end of the 3-year period.

For staff category 5.1.3 (temporary housing of newly appointed staff), units may be offered for a period of up to 6 months from their commencement date.

For category 5.1.4 (housing of staff on short term contracts), housing is offered for the duration of the contract up to a maximum of 24 months.

2. Yes, the catergories as outlined above are used when allocating staff accommodation.

3. (a) The University has staff accommodation both on and off-campus. The university submitted an incomplete list as shown in Table 1 below. This information will be submitted as soon as the university has provided updated information through the Department.

Item

House No

(a) Location for each staff

Type of accommodation

(b) (i) Average monthly rental

Category (Exec/ On camp/ off camp)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

7 917

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

9 000

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

378

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

378

On-campus

 

Flat No. 27

Mhlathuze

Shared

378

On-campus

2

Flat No. 28

Mhlathuze

Family

10 530

On-campus

3

Flat No. 29

Mhlathuze

Family

15 750

On-campus

4

Flat No. 30

Mhlathuze

Shared

10 784

On-campus

 

Flat No. 30

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 30

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

5

Flat No. 31

Mhlathuze

Family

-

On-campus

6

Flat No. 32

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 32

Mhlathuze

Shared

4 252

On-campus

 

Flat No. 32

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

7

Flat No. 33

Mhlathuze

Shared

13 500

On-campus

 

Flat No. 33

Mhlathuze

Shared

4 500

On campus

 

Flat No. 33

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On campus

8

Flat No. 34

Mhlathuze

Shared

12 459

On-campus

 

Flat No. 34

Mhlathuze

Shared

9 829

On-campus

 

Flat No. 34

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

9

Flat No. 35

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 35

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 35

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

10

Flat No. 36

Mhlathuze

Shared

936

On-campus

 

Flat No. 36

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 36

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

11

Flat No. 37

Mhlathuze

Family

12 930

On-campus

12

Flat No. 38

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 38

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 38

Mhlathuze

Shared

-

On-campus

13

Flat No. 39

Mhlathuze

Shared

23 532

On-campus

 

Flat No. 39

Mhlathuze

Shared

15 250

On-campus

 

Flat No. 39

Mhlathuze

Shared

16 500

On-campus

14

House No. 40

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

15

House No. 41

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

16

House No. 59

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

17

House No. 25

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

18

House No. 26

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

19

House No. 60

S/Residences

Family

-

On-campus

20

Flat No. 1

Thandanani

Family

7 000

On-campus

21

Flat No. 2

Thandanani

Shared

7 337

On-campus

 

Flat No. 2

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

Flat No. 2

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

22

Flat No. 3

Thandanani

Family

31 906

On-campus

23

Flat No. 4

Thandanani

Family

8 609

On-campus

24

Flat No. 5

Thandanani

Family

17 562

On-campus

25

Flat No. 6

Thandanani

Family

25 039

On-campus

26

Flat No: 7

Thandanani

Family

10 941

On-campus

27

Flat No. 8

Thandanani

Family

20 596

On-campus

28

House No. 15

Thandanani

Family

14 000

On-campus

29

House No. 16

Thandanani

Shared

2 815

On-campus

 

House No. 16

Thandanani

Shared

5 512

On-campus

 

House No. 16

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 16

Thandanani

Shared

5 284

On-campus

30

House No. 17

Thandanani

Shared

3 215

On-campus

 

House No. 17

Thandanani

Shared

6 801

On-campus

 

House No. 17

Thandanani

Shared

12 500

On-campus

 

House No. 17

Thandanani

Shared

12 500

On-campus

31

House No. 18

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 18

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 18

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 18

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

32

House No. 19

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 19

Thandanani

Shared

12 750

On-campus

 

House No. 19

Thandanani

Shared

3 508

On-campus

 

House No. 19

Thandanani

Shared

15 000

On-campus

33

House No. 20

Thandanani

Shared

7 357

On-campus

 

House No. 20

Thandanani

Shared

4 237

On-campus

 

House No. 20

Thandanani

Shared

16 250

On-campus

 

House No. 20

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

34

House No. 21

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 21

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 21

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 21

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

35

House No. 22

Thandanani

Shared

5 000

On-campus

 

House No. 22

Thandanani

Shared

7 500

On-campus

 

House No. 22

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 22

back room

Shared

14 400

On-campus

 

House No. 22

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

36

House No. 23

Thandanani

Shared

2 500

On-campus

 

House No. 23

Thandanani

Shared

2 500

On-campus

 

House No. 23

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 23

Thandanani

Shared

-

On-campus

37

House No. 42

Esangweni

Family

9 380

On-campus

38

House No. 43

Esangweni

Family

10 602

On-campus

39

House No. 44

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 44

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 44

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 44

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 44

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

40

House No. 45

Esangweni

Shared

-

 

 

House No. 45

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 45

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 45

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

41

House No. 46

Esangweni

Shared

3 300

On-campus

 

House No. 46

Esangweni

Shared

6 523

On-campus

 

House No. 46

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 46

Esangweni

Shared

7 500

On Campus

 

House No. 46

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

42

House No. 47

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 47

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 47

Esangweni

Shared

7 995

On-campus

 

House No. 47

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

43

House No. 48

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 48

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 48

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 48

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

44

House No. 49

Esangweni

Family

-

On-campus

45

House No. 50

Esangweni

Shared

6 998

On-campus

 

House No. 50

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 50

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 50

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

46

House No. 51

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 51

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 51

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 51

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

47

House No. 52

Esangweni

Family

14 000

On-campus

48

House No. 53

Esangweni

CSIRD

-

On-campus

 

House No. 53

Esangweni

CSIRD

-

On-campus

 

House No. 53

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

49

House No. 54

Esangweni

Shared

5 634

On-campus

 

House No. 54

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

 

House No. 54

Esangweni

Shared

-

On-campus

50

House No. 55

Esangweni

Family

27 657

On-campus

51

House No. 4

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

52

House No. 6

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

53

House No. 7

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

54

House No. 9

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

55

House No. 11

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

56

House No. 13

Anthony Cres

Family

17 565

Off-campus

57

House No. 14

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

58

House No. 15

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

59

House No. 17

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

60

House No. 18

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

61

House No. 19

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

62

House No. 21

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

63

House No. 26

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

64

House No. 28

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

65

House No. 30

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

66

House No. 47

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

67

House No. 49

Anthony Cres

Family

-

Off-campus

68

House No. 10

Kudu

Family

-

Off-campus

69

House No. 54

Dunn Rd

Family

-

Off-campus

70

Flat No. 1

Mlalazi RD

Family

50 376

Off-campus

71

Flat No. 2

Mlalazi RD

Family

14 000

Off-campus

72

Flat No. 3

Mlalazi RD

Family

-

Off-campus

73

Flat No. 4

Mlalazi RD

Family

-

Off-campus

74

Flat No. 5

Mlalazi RD

Family

10 000

Off-campus

75

Flat No. 6

Mlalazi RD

Family

-

Off-campus

76

House No. 3

Glenside

Family

-

Off-campus

77

House No. 10

South Rd

Family

-

Off-campus

78

House No. 15

Park Lane

Family

-

Off-campus

79

House No. 1

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

80

House No. 2

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

81

House No. 3

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

82

House No. 4

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

83

House No. 5

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

84

House No. 6

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

85

House No. 7

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

86

House No. 8

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

87

House No. 9

Zini River Estate

Family

As per policy

Off-campus

(b) (i) The rental charge is based on the market rental value. The rental is levied at a minimum value refferd to as Assessed Rental Value (ARV).

(ii) The rental recovered from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 is R798 089.

4. (a) The staff members pays for all utilities (gas, water, electricty) as well as the general maintenance of the units.

(b) The following costs are borne by the University:

  • Levies and municipality rates and taxes;
  • Costs for remedial work on structural defects and general maintenance; and
  • Gardening and pool services (where applicable).

5. The amount spent to date on housing is as follows:

Item

Apr 2016 – Mar 2017

Apr 2017 – Dec 2017

 

 

 

Operating Expenditure

7 709 298

 6 781 513

    Gardening and Cleaning

43 150

 90 747

    Maintenance and Repairs

7 073 558

 5 998 329

    Rates and Taxes

387 369

 505 870

    Other

205 221

 186 567

 

 

 

Capital Expenditure

4 138 840

 2 657 391

 

 

 

Total

11 848 138

 9 438 904

11 April 2018 - NW496

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)For each of the bids that closed on 17 June 2016 for the construction of 10 new technical vocational education and training college campuses, (a) where will each campus be situated, (b) what is the maximum number of students that will be accommodated at each campus, (c) what is the current status of the bids and/or the contracts and (d) what is the estimated cost of each bid; (2) on what date is it expected that each campus will be ready to enrol students; (3) has her department provided for the equipment and staff that will be needed to utilise the sites; if so, what is the estimated cost for (a) furnishing and/or equipping the training sites and (b) the annual operation of each campus?

Reply:

  1. (a ) - (d) Refer to Table 1 below.

Table 1: List of the 10 new TVET College Campuses

No.

TVET College

Campus

1 (a) Location of campuses

1 (b) Student Capacity

1 (c) Bid Status

1 (d) Estimated Cost (at the time of tender)

     

Municipality

Physical Address

     
 

Eastcape Midlands

Graaff-Reinet

Camdeboo Local

Cacadu District

Erf 9012, 4140 and 4150, Graaff-Reinet

365

Contract awarding in process

R 99 273 673

 

Ingwe

Ngqungqushe

Ngquza Hill Local

OR Tambo District

ERF 2786, Lusikisiki

470

Contract awarding in process

R 111 184 488

 

Ikhala

Sterkspruit

Senqu Local

Joe Gqabi District

Portion 11 of Farm 82, Herschell Road, Sterkspruit

470

Contract awarding in process

R 124 999 718

   

Aliwal North

Maletswai Local

Joe Gqabi District

Erven 3094, 3095, 3099 and 3100, Aliwal North

470

Contract awarding in process

R 108 128 554

 

Esayidi

Umzimkhulu

uMzimkhulu Local

Sisonke District

ERF 152 being ERF 1918, 1952 – 1960, 1920 – 1949 and 1951, Umzimkhulu

470

Contract awarding in process

R 94 554 838

 

Umfolozi

Nkandla B

Nkandla Local

uThungulu District

Portion of the Farm Reserve No.19, No.15839, Nkungumathe

470

Pending

R 116 564 134

 

Umgungundlovu

Greytown

uMvoti Local

uMzinyathi District

Erf 1455, situated in Greytown

470

Contract awarding in process

R 124 999 718

 

Umgungudlovu

Msinga

Msinga Local

uMzinyathi District

Portion 24 of the Farm Klip River Location No.4665 – GT, situated in Msinga

470

Contract awarding in process

R 127 157 312

 

Letaba

Giyani

Greater Giyani Local

Mopani District

Erf 1502, Giyani

532

Contract awarding in process

R 92 573 494

 

Gert Sibande

Balfour

Dipaleseng Local

Gert Sibande District

Portion 0 of the farm Balfour 557 IR, Balfour

470

Contract awarding in process

R 106 722 624

2. Construction of the 10 new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college campuses has an estimated completion period of 15 months per site from the date of site handover (barring unforeseen delays in construction relating to extension of time requests). At this stage, the Department cannot give an anticipated date for enrolments as 9 of the 10 new sites are currently engaged in the contract award phase and physical construction is yet to commence.

3. (a) Parallel to the construction of the sites is the process of securing operational budgets and start-up capital for the new campuses. At present, there is no funding in the base-line budget of the Department over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework. In addition to requesting funding from National Treasury, the Department will be conducting a funding campaign by inviting the relevant end-users such as Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and industry to play a role in the development and utilisation of the new TVET college campuses. It is critical that role-players buy-in for the resourcing and utilisation of the new sites as part of their mainstream skills delivery planning.

(b) The indicative operational and start-up capital amounts for all 10 campuses are set out in Table 2 below.

Table 2: MTEF Indicative Operational and Start-up Capital for 10 new TVET Campuses:

 

Year 1

R ‘000

Year 2

R ‘000

Year 3

R ‘000

Total

R ‘000

Operations

R 151 712

R 320 111

R 675 435

R 1 147 258

Capital

R 915 789

R 144 000

R 12 000

R 1 180 789

Student Support

R 34 688

R 73 192

R 133 128

R 241 008

Total

R 1 102 189

R 537 303

R 929 563

R 2 569 055

11 April 2018 - NW861

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What were the details of the decisions by the board of the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences that detemined (a) their remuneration and/or allowances, (b) claims for expenditure incurred and (c) any other specified benefits and support enjoyed by board members over the previous three financial years; (2) were any benefits and/or support given to members that were not covered by board decisions, such as office space and support with travel arrangements; if so, what was the (a) nature and (b) extent of the benefits?

Reply:

The National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) has provided the following responses.

1. (a) The Board was appointed on 27 March 2014. At that stage, the NIHSS was a new organisation and did not have policies and procedures in place. The remuneration of the Board members was therefore aligned to the “2014 Remuneration of Board Members” circular, Category A, Sub-category A2, which indicates that a daily rate of R3 648 shall be paid to the Chairperson and R2 880 to ordinary members. These rates were lowered to R3 500 for the Chairperson and R2 500 for ordinary members.

(b) Claims for expenditure for board members are reimbursed provided it was incurred for the business purposes related to the NIHSS.

(c) There were no specific benefits that accrued to board members, other than
re-imbursement of travel/subsistence or expenditure incurred while carrying out the duties of the NIHSS.

2. Yes.

(a) Office space was provided for meetings held by board members on the NIHSS premises. This was for carrying out the duties of the NIHSS.

(b) This was limited to instances for carrying out the duties of the NIHSS.

11 April 2018 - NW860

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What number of the positions of principals at public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are currently occupied by staff with relevant permanent appointment contracts; (2) (a) which public TVET colleges are currently operating with a staff member acting as principal and (b) for what period has each of the colleges been operating with an acting principal; (3) (a) what number of principal positions became vacant in the 2016 and 2017 academic years, (b) which of the specified positions that became vacant were due to retirement and (c) on what dates (i) was the department informed of such vacancies and (ii) were various offers of employment accepted; (4) what are the details and the timeline for the filling of the position of principal of the Boland College, including the date that her department was informed about the upcoming retirement of the previous principal and further relevant details; (5) whether she is concerned about the possible negative impact of the current turnaround time for the appointment of senior staff at public TVET colleges; if so, what (a) plans are in place to improve the specified situation and (b) has she found to be an appropriate period for the filling of the positions?

Reply:

1. There are forty-one (41) positions of principals appointed permanently at public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges.

2. The table below is showing the names of colleges, date of acting appointment and period of acting appointment:

Name of College

Date of acting appointment

Period of acting appointment

Boland TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/7/2017

The total period of acting is nine (9) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Capricorn TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/7/2017.

The total period of acting is nine (9) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Ingwe TVET College

The acting appointment was after the dismissal of the incumbent on 1/7/2016; the incumbent lodged a dispute at the GPSSBC.

The total perod is twenty-one (21) months, the post could not be advertised and filled permanently due to a dispute lodged by the dismissed incumbent on unfair dismissal.

Northern Cape Urban TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/5/2017.

The total period of acting is eleven (11) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Sedibeng TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/5/2017.

The total period of acting is eleven (11) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Orbit TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/5/2017.

The total period of acting is eleven (11) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Vhembe TVET College

The acting appointment was after the transfer of the Principal to the Regional Office on 1/7/2017 due to death threats.

The total period of acting is nine (9) months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

Vuselela TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/10/2017.

The total period of acting is six months, which was subject to an extension after a six months period.

West Coast TVET College

The acting appointment was after the retirement of the Principal on 1/1/2018.

The total period of acting is three (3) months.

3. (a) There is one (1) principal position that became vacant in 2016; and there are seven (7) principal positions that became vacant in 2017.

(b) The table below shows the positions that became vacant due to retirement,
(c) dates, (i) whether the department was informed of such vacancies and (ii) progress in respect to the recruitment and selection processes

(a) Principal vacancies due to retirement

(b) Date of retirement

(c)(i) Department informed of vacancies

(c)(ii) various offers of employment accepted

Boland TVET College

1 July 2017

Yes

The panel will be re-convened on
23 April 2018 to consider the results of the competency assessment and make a recommendation for consideration by the appointing authority.

Capricorn TVET College, the principal went on compulsory retirement

30 June 2017

Yes

The shortlisting was conducted on 27 March 2018 and the interviews will be conducted before 30 April 2018.

Northern Cape Urban TVET College, the principal went on compulsory retirement.

30 April 2017

Yes

The recruitment and selection process has been completed and a recommendation has been made for consideration by the relevant appointing authority.

Orbit TVET College, the principal went on compulsory retirement.

30 April 2017

Yes

The recruitment and selection process has been completed and a recommendation has been made for consideration by the relevant appointing authority.

Sedibeng TVET College the principal went on compulsory retirement.

1 April 2017

Yes

The recruitment and selection process has been completed and a recommendation has been made for consideration by the relevant appointing authority.

Vuselela TVET College, the principal went on normal retirement.

1 October 2017

Yes

The shortlisting was conducted on 23 March 2018 and the interviews will be conducted before 30 April 2018.

West Coast TVET College the principal went on compulsory retirement.

31 December 2017

Yes

The shortlisting will be conducted on 20 April 2018.

4. The timeline for the Department to fill the position of principal of Boland TVET College was 180 days from date of the advertisement. The Principal gave notice of her retirement on 31 March 2017 with effect from 30 June 2017. The post was advertised on 30 April 2017. The interviews were held on 09 November 2017. As required by the Public Service Regulations, competency assessments for the first two top candidates were conducted on 12 December 2017 and 27 February 2018. The panel is due to re-convene on 23 April 2018 to consider the results of the competency assessment.

5. (a) Yes, the Minister is concerned about the possible negative impact of the current turnaround time for the appointment of senior staff at public TVET colleges. The following have been put in place to improve the turnaround time for the filling of vacancies in the Department:

  • Lowering of the delegations of authority;
  • Appointing Branch Heads to manage and coordinate shortlisting and interviewing; and
  • Developing an e-recruitment system to advertise and ensure the efficient management of recruitment and selection processes.

(b) The 180 days or six months period to fill vacancies from the date of advertisement, as per the current Annual Performance Plan, is considered as an appropriate period for the filling of the positions. However, the Department has to ensure that the plan to improve recruitment and selection processes is implemented and adhered to.

11 April 2018 - NW804

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether her department has undertaken a survey of the quality of student accommodation at all (a) universities and (b) technical and vocational education and training colleges in the past three years; if not, (i) why not and (ii) is such an evaluation planned in future; if so, what were the relevant findings in each case?

Reply:

a) (i)-(ii) The Department has not undertaken a survey of the quality of student accommodation at all universities over the past three years, because a comprehensive review was done in 2010 at all university campuses. A Ministerial Committee undertook a review and issued a Report on the Ministerial Committee for the Review of the Provision of Student Housing at South African Universities, in September 2011. The report provided a comprehensive picture of the state of student accommodation at all universities as well as a projected shortfall of the number of beds at each university. Emanating from this review, the Policy on the Minimum Norms and Standards for Student Housing at Public Universities (hereafter referred to as Policy) was published in Government Gazette No. 39238 in September 2015. The Policy is still used to inform the development of new infrastructure and refurbishment of old infrastructure.

The Ministerial Review Report showed that the public university sector had sufficient spaces in university owned on-campus student accommodation for approximately 107 598 or 20% of the contact student population. The report estimated that 195 815 new beds were required to effectively house students who required accommodation. Between 2012/13 and 2014/15 the Department allocated R1.748 billion from infrastructure and efficiency funds towards the development of student housing.

The Ministerial Review Report recommended that universities should ideally be providing beds for 30% to 50% of contact students on campuses in urban areas where there is available and affordable off-campus accommodation, and 60% to 80% on rural campuses where there is less or inappropriate
off-campus accommodation. Over time, all student accommodation should meet the norms and standards for conducive living and learning spaces.

The Department is working on a long term plan to address the provision of student housing across the university sector that will enable the development of approximately 200 000 bed on-campus or close-to-campus student housing over the next ten years, depending on funding made available and the feasibility of new funding models to accelerate development.

The plan is already being implemented as described below:

  • Funding of R1.3 billion was allocated to 16 universities for student housing projects in 2015/16 and 2016/17.
  • A further R1.1 billion has been allocated towards student housing projects during 2017/18. The number of beds that will be provided through this funding has not as yet been determined.
  • The number of additional beds for 2020 onwards will only be known once the Minister approves the infrastructure and efficiency grant budget for the fifth funding cycle (2018/19 to 2020/21).

The Department is aware that many of the existing older student residences are not well maintained and require refurbishment. The Department has made funds available for backlog maintenance and universities are expected to make use of these funds, together with their own funds, for refurbishing residences that do not meet the minimum norms and standards as indicated in the Policy. In the case of private residences, universities undertake an accreditation process of the residences before students funded by NSFAS are placed in these residences.

b) (i)-(ii) The Department has undertaken a survey of the quality of student accommodation at all Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in the past three years.

Fifteen TVET colleges confirmed to have no student accommodation.
Thirty-five TVET colleges confirmed that 99 buildings were identified for student accommodation with an estimated 12 979 beds.

The reported conditions of the 99 buildings for student accommodation are summarised as follows:

  • 8 buildings are in a poor condition (not suitable for habitation);
  • 30 buildings are in a fair condition (functional but require maintenance/ refurbishment); and
  • 61 buildings are in a good condition (functional and in good working order).

11 April 2018 - NW802

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What is the total amount that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) paid to each (i) university and (ii) technical and vocational education and training college as an upfront payment for the 2018 academic year in January 2018 and February 2018 and (b) what conditions are linked to the payments; (2) what is the total budget of NSFAS for each of the institutions for the 2018 academic year?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

1. (a) (i) Total amounts that the NSFAS paid to each university as upfront payments for the 2018 academic year in January 2018 and February 2018 are:

Institution

(2) Allocation

Upfront payment

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

655 156 838

58 502 138

Central University of Technology

392 452 939

32 901 049

Durban University of Technology

739 442 055

76 809 399

Mangosuthu University of Technology

215 982 827

20 361 272

Nelson Mandela University

552 806 749

50 958 353

North-West University

802 562 904

72 736 926

Rhodes University

104 906 961

9 157 806

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

166 686 949

15 055 518

Sol Plaatjie University

40 143 195

3 794 397

Tshwane University of Technology

1 686 504 055

159 916 208

University of Cape Town

261 736 828

26 232 728

University of Fort Hare

428 181 033

45 967 899

University of Free State

1 087 128 657

94 706 148

University of Johannesburg

1 965 357 590

173 468 591

University of Kwazulu-Natal

1 032 677 361

103 120 630

University of Limpopo

728 349 374

74 108 015

University of Mpumalanga

68 869 849

5 728 795

University of Pretoria

593 675 472

58 152 577

University of South Africa

574 486 219

53 463 768

University of Stellenbosch

146 102 526

12 871 899

University of the Western Cape

319 978 970

32 819 196

University of the Witwatersrand

1 358 216 952

113 140 134

University of Venda

554 114 481

52 436 240

University of Zululand

611 236 012

64 710 296

Vaal University of Technology

463 906 016

45 299 186

Walter Sisulu University

875 337 188

91 572 582

Totals

16 426 000 000

  1. 547 991 750

(ii) Total amounts that the NSFAS paid to each Technical and Vocational Education and Training College as upfront payments for the 2018 academic year in January 2018 and February 2018 are:

College

(2) Allocation

Upfront payment

Boland

80 259 999

5 682 900

Buffalo City

74 232 979

5 256 150

Cape College

106 609 413

7 548 600

Capricorn

167 805 385

11 881 650

Central Johannesburg College

120 347 630

8 521 350

Coastal KwaZulu-Natal

181 977 887

12 885 150

Eastcape Midlands

83 261 858

5 895 450

Ehlazeni

87 174 655

6 172 500

Ekurhuleni East

121 563 626

8 607 450

Ekurhuleni West

169 637 853

12 011 400

Elangeni

133 236 344

9 433 950

Esayidi

126 546 246

8 960 250

False Bay

73 338 989

5 192 850

Flavius Mareka

47 328 529

3 351 150

Gert Sibande

117 714 383

8 334 900

Goldfields

56 819 233

4 023 150

Ikhala

52 107 776

3 689 550

Ingwe

82 289 485

5 826 600

King Hintsa

48 449 195

3 430 500

King Sabata

85 242 619

6 035 700

Lephalale

33 929 265

2 402 400

Letaba

68 627 532

4 859 250

Lovedale

45 570 207

3 226 650

Majuba

203 992 929

14 443 950

Maluti

92 176 340

6 526 650

Mnambithi

83 463 112

5 909 700

Mopani

85 384 556

6 045 750

Motheo

166 061 892

11 758 200

Mthashana

67 320 442

4 766 700

Northern Cape Rural

51 097 270

3 618 000

Northern Cape Urban

54 764 326

3 877 650

Nkangala

111 668 297

7 906 800

Northlink

145 936 516

10 333 200

Orbit

165 614 897

11 726 550

Port Elizabeth

86 439 549

6 120 450

Sedibeng

119 928 175

8 491 650

Sekhukhune

66 640 416

4 718 550

South cape

63 416 119

4 490 250

South west

189 203 956

13 396 800

Taletso

79 912 572

5 658 300

Thekwini

84 821 045

6 005 850

Tshwane North

170 997 905

12 107 700

Tshwane South

141 383 944

10 010 850

Umfolozi

143 252 426

10 143 150

Umgungundlovu

71 661 168

5 074 050

Vhembe

201 980 392

14 301 450

Vuselela

86 401 417

6 117 750

Waterberg

65 930 732

4 668 300

West Coast

88 502 930

6 266 550

Western

111 977 592

7 928 700

TOTALs

5 164 002 003

365 643 000

(b) A portion of the upfront payments should be allocated to NSFAS funded students to cover their living expenses.

2. See response to question 1 (i) and (ii) above.

11 April 2018 - NW801

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What is the total number of learners who (a) underwent assessment and (b) passed their trade tests for each type of trade for which assessments are undertaken by Indlela over the past two years; (2) what is the (a) mean waiting time between the receipt of an application for a trade test and the first date on which the actual assessment was undertaken and (b) time lapse between the last day of the test and the date on which the results were communicated to apprentices; (3) what (a) is the total cost of the trade test and related services for her department and the apprentice concerned and (b) services are covered by the fee for a trade test; (4) (a) what steps have been undertaken to improve the pass rate for trade tests and (b) how successful have these initiatives been; (5) (a) what is the maximum number of apprentices that can be accommodated in overnight accommodation at Indlela and (b) what is the total cost of overnight accommodation and the occupation rate of the facilities?

Reply:

1. (a) The total number of learners who underwent assessment at INDLELA in 2016/17 and 2017/18 is 8361.

(b) The total number of learners who passed their trade test at INDLELA during this period is 6383.

The table below indicates the trade tests conducted and passed per trade during 2016/17 and 2017/18

No

Trade

2016/17

2017/18

As at the end of Quarter 3

   

Tested

Passed

Tested

Passed

 

Aircraft maintenance mechanic

52

41

25

15

 

Aircraft structures worker

15

11

0

0

 

Armature winder

11

11

10

9

 

Automotive motor mechanic

129

71

94

50

 

Avionics mechanician

4

4

1

1

 

Blacksmith

1

1

0

0

 

Boiler maker

413

356

303

206

 

Bricklayer

107

35

105

25

 

Carpenter

135

90

107

49

 

Diesel mechanic

355

139

308

84

 

Electrician

1175

886

1442

787

 

Electronic equipment mechanician

11

9

12

8

 

Fitter and turner

45

23

88

25

 

Heavy equipment mechanic

63

32

36

18

 

Instrument mechanician

18

15

10

9

 

Joiner

0

0

1

1

 

Mechanical fitter

360

298

421

237

 

Metal machinist

19

15

28

9

 

Millwright

39

34

46

30

 

Painter

101

54

91

34

 

Panelbeater

17

10

6

2

 

Plasterer

5

1

0

0

 

Plumber

639

594

422

335

 

Radiotrician

13

8

4

3

 

Rigger

164

105

144

60

 

Sheetmetal worker

1

1

0

0

 

Structural plater

0

0

10

6

 

Transportation electrician

62

33

98

34

 

Vehicle body builder

2

2

0

0

 

Vehicle painter

21

14

11

4

 

Welder

380

300

184

149

TOTAL

4357

3193

4007

2190

2. (a) The mean waiting (lead) time between the receipt of an application for a trade test and the first date on which the actual assessment was undertaken was 120 days (annual average) for 2016/17 and 86 days (annual average) for 2017/18 which is a year-to-year average of 103 days as at the third quarter of 2017/18 over the two year period.

Table on average lead time:

Financial Year

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Annual

2016 - 2017

148 days

112 days

121 days

97 days

120 days

2017 - 2018

97 days

73 days

86 days

Outstanding

Outstanding

(b) When a candidate finishes his/her trade test, the assessor gives immediate feedback in the workshop, including his/her overall results. However, the process is still subject to quality assurance conducted by a moderator. If successful, it then takes a month for a candidate to receive his/her certificate issued by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). A trade test centre is required to forward the certificate to the candidate once the QCTO has issued.

3. (a) The total cost of trade tests and related services at INDLELA for the financial year 2017/18 as at 12 March 2018 was R80 474 000 made up of R9 306 000 for goods and services, R357 000 for machinery and equipment and the difference of R70 811 000 for remuneration of staff. The current allocation in terms of goods and services, machinery and equipment does not enable improvement of the facility and merely provides for service delivery.

The cost for a trade test to employed candidates varies between a minimum of R220 to a maximum of R500 depending on the trade and for unemployed candidates between R220 and R275 also depending on the trade for which the candidate applies.

b) Included in the trade test fees is the trade test application, registration, testing and certification costs. A trade test applicant only pays the fees if his or her application is successful in meeting the criteria for access to a trade test as regulated under Trade Test Regulations 11(3) or 11(5) or the Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) process.

4. (a) INDLELA works closely with the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) which in the past three years has progressively eliminated unaccredited trade test centres and training providers from the system. The elimination is achieved through allocation of a serial number system which is given only to accredited trade test centres and training providers who meet the minimum accreditation standards. Without this serial number they cannot be registered on the system for trade testing. NAMB continuously performs quality assurance audits at these accredited trade test centres and training providers and those who fall below the minimum quality standard requirements face deregistration.

To improve the success chances of candidates, the Department has, in consultation with business and organised labour, developed and progressively started with the implementation of an ARPL intervention process founded on a tested model. The broader objective of the ARPL intervention is to assist in closing knowledge and skills gaps identified during and after the assessment process. To this effect, ARPL interventions for the welding, boiler making, mechanical fitting, diesel mechanic and motor mechanic trades was implemented nationally on 19 October 2017 and for hairdressing on
6 December 2017. Due to the short period since implementation and considering the process and duration from when an applicant entering the ARPL process to writing a trade test, it is still early to indicate the success rate.

INDLELA has also developed the National Artisan Development Strategy which re-establishes the dual system of apprenticeship training. The implementation date is envisaged to be in April 2019, subject to successful policy development processes.

b) Artisan statistics from INDLELA trade testing indicate a continuously improving pass rate percentage which in the previous 3 years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16) on average was 45% yet in 2016/17 financial year improved to 52%.

5. (a) INDLELA hostel has a bed and breakfast facility and can accommodate a total of 100 candidates in hostel rooms, of which 20 rooms are fitted with two single beds for female candidates; 20 rooms are fitted with two single beds for male candidates; and 20 rooms are fitted with a single bed for male candidates.

b) The cost for accommodation including bed and breakfast is R 130 per candidate per day. On average 60 candidates tested at INDLELA per session are utilising the accommodation facility leading to an average occupation rate of around 60% of the facilities.

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether she has found that the directive entitled Rules and Guidelines for the Administration and Management of the Department of Higher Education and Training Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Bursary Scheme for 2018 on 15 December 2017 was issued too late for institutions to properly plan and budget for the 2018 academic year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What (a) caused the delay in issuing the directive, (b) is the latest date by which such a directive should ideally be issued in the future and (c) steps will she take to ensure that such important directives will be distributed in time in the future?

Reply:

1. The policy directive entitled Rules and Guidelines for the Administration and Management of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Bursary Scheme (hereafter referred to as the Bursary Rules and Guidelines) for 2018 was issued late in 2017 for TVET Colleges to plan and budget for the 2018 academic year with absolute accuracy ahead of the January 2018 intake of students. The Department revises and updates the Bursary Rules and Guidelines annually to ensure efficient administration of bursaries and to provide greater clarity to Colleges about bursary administration processes. This revision, however, is not a radical shift from year-to-year. Considered amendments are made based on feedback requested from Colleges in the course of the year to improve the administration of the College Bursary Scheme.

2. (a) Over and above the individual written College submissions which were received by the Department for the review of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines, the South African College Principals Organisation (SACPO) requested the Department to convene a consultative meeting of all relevant stakeholders to discuss certain matters that students often challenge in the application of the rules and guidelines. SACPO was of the view that colleges needed to discuss this collectively and then make inputs rather than individually.

The Departmental officials, College Principals, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Student Representative Councils (SRCs), South African Further Education and Training Students Association (SAFETSA), and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) attended the consultative meeting referred to above, which was the first of its nature for this purpose. Following this extensive consultative process, the Department was requested to clearly delineate the RULES as separate from the GUIDELINES in the Bursary Rules and Guidelines policy document. As a result of these amendments, which required careful consideration and approval within the Department, the 2018 Bursary Rules and Guidelines document was released on 15 December 2017. Shortly after the release of the 2018 Bursary Rules and Guidelines, the Presidential announcement of fee-free higher education and training for students from poor and working class families followed, which had further implications for administration of the bursary scheme in TVET Colleges. The amendments to the 2018 Bursary Rules and Guidelines that resulted from the fee-free education announcement, were approved in February 2018.

b) In terms of the annual plans, the Department first has to solicit inputs from all relevant stakeholders for the review, and this process usually culminates in the release of the updated Bursary Rules and Guidelines before the end of September each year for the following academic year.

c) The Department does not foresee a situation similar to the one that occurred in 2017. The Department plans to initiate the review process in May 2018 to ensure that there is sufficient time to finalise this important policy directive by no later than 30 September 2018.

06 April 2018 - NW420

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether she has been informed of three cases of alleged sexual harassment laid against certain senior academic staff at the University of Zululand (details furnished); if not, what are the relevant details of the steps that she intends to take in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps that she has taken in this regard?

Reply:

The Minister is aware of one case of alleged sexual harassment laid against two senior academic staff at the University of Zululand. The Department or Ministry is not aware of the details of the two case numbers submitted by the member.

The Minister notes that in terms of South Africa’s criminal justice system it is important that in such cases the law takes its course. The Higher Education Act (No 101, of 1997) provides for specific intervention by the Minister if the public higher education institution has failed to comply with any law of the country.

29 March 2018 - NW430

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What were the total (a) allocated and (b) reconciled amounts paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to each (i) public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college and/or (ii) student at the relevant public TVET college for the 2017 academic year; (2) Were any amounts over and above these allocated or reconciled amounts paid to public TVET colleges; if so, by what amount did the total payments for the 2017 academic year exceed the reconciled and allocated amounts for each college; (3) What amounts were paid to each public TVET college to assist with their cash flow since 1 January 2018?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has provided the following responses to the questions posed.

1. The table below outlines the details of the total allocated and reconciled amounts paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to each public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college for the 2017 academic year.

Students are required to sign or accept a Schedule of Particulars (SOP) before NSFAS can disburse funds to the colleges. The value of Loan Agreement Form or Schedule of Particulars (LAFSOPs) accepted is the equivalent to the reconciled amounts.

(i)

Institution

(a)

2017 Allocation

2017 LAFSOP Accepted

2017 Total Paid

(b)

Payments up to LAFSOP accepted (reconciled)

Payments in excess of LAFSOP accepted (unreconciled)

Paid as % of LAFSOP accepted

Boland

37 886 000

24 505 366

25 504 862

24 505 366

999 496

100%

Buffalo city

35 041 000

35 152 731

29 687 556

29 687 556

-

84%

Cape college

50 324 000

29 408 665

29 113 745

29 113 745

-

99%

Capricorn

79 211 000

63 280 063

64 324 663

63 280 063

1 044 600

100%

Central Johannesburg

56 809 000

34 877 464

26 121 474

26 121 474

-

75%

Coastal KwaZulu-Natal

85 901 000

63 609 230

62 899 084

62 899 084

-

99%

Eastcape Midlands

39 303 000

29 809 117

30 919 598

29 809 117

1 110 481

100%

Ehlazeni

41 150 000

45 628 914

37 090 403

37 090 403

-

81%

Ekurhuleni East

57 383 000

38 407 318

39 002 747

38 407 318

595 429

100%

Ekurhuleni West

80 076 000

74 182 430

72 556 753

72 556 753

-

98%

Elangeni

62 893 000

40 679 109

40 526 758

40 526 758

-

100%

Esayidi

59 735 000

35 816 530

33 266 409

33 266 409

-

93%

False Bay

34 619 000

23 202 809

23 253 491

23 202 809

50 682

100%

Flavius Mareka

22 341 000

12 679 224

13 151 959

12 679 224

472 735

100%

Gert Sibande

55 566 000

42 055 167

41 792 744

41 792 744

-

99%

Goldfields

26 821 000

9 906 412

11 173 202

9 906 412

1 266 790

100%

Ikhala

24 597 000

16 468 862

17 191 618

16 468 862

722 756

100%

Ingwe

38 844 000

48 327 102

38 844 000

38 844 000

-

80%

King Hintsa

22 870 000

19 762 338

20 242 175

19 762 338

479 837

100%

King Sabata Dalindyebo

40 238 000

33 455 403

31 997 168

31 997 168

-

96%

Lephalale

16 016 000

8 139 531

9 242 323

8 139 531

1 102 792

100%

Letaba

32 395 000

29 569 386

28 320 908

28 320 908

-

96%

Lovedale

21 511 000

18 813 345

18 410 447

18 410 447

-

98%

Majuba

96 293 000

65 553 331

64 869 320

64 869 320

-

99%

Maluti

43 511 000

38 973 401

37 635 573

37 635 573

-

97%

Mnambithi

39 398 000

19 806 463

19 877 833

19 806 463

71 370

100%

Mopani

40 305 000

30 143 739

29 715 280

29 715 280

-

99%

Motheo

78 388 000

49 646 424

48 513 257

48 513 257

-

98%

Mthashana

31 778 000

13 354 834

14 843 875

13 354 834

1 489 041

100%

Northern Cape Rural

24 120 000

21 400 205

21 729 621

21 400 205

329 416

100%

Northern Cape Urban

25 851 000

8 520 573

22 603 504

8 520 573

14 082 931

100%

Nkangala

52 712 000

40 872 484

38 490 665

38 490 665

-

94%

Northlink

68 888 000

78 495 315

68 510 883

68 510 883

-

87%

Orbit

78 177 000

36 906 870

45 814 010

36 906 870

8 907 140

100%

Port Elizabeth

40 803 000

31 626 735

31 222 923

31 222 923

-

99%

Sedibeng

56 611 000

44 717 100

49 653 785

44 717 100

4 936 685

100%

Sekhukhune

31 457 000

21 243 796

21 670 221

21 243 796

426 425

100%

South Cape

29 935 000

20 877 608

20 841 615

20 841 615

-

100%

South West

89 312 000

53 947 501

55 957 273

53 947 501

2 009 772

100%

Taletso

37 722 000

12 905 462

21 344 171

12 905 462

8 438 709

100%

Thekwini

40 039 000

35 997 761

35 701 378

35 701 378

-

99%

Tshwane North

80 718 000

44 044 319

47 464 382

44 044 319

3 420 063

100%

Tshwane South

66 739 000

23 448 706

21 512 091

21 512 091

-

92%

Umfolozi

67 621 000

57 404 620

56 946 826

56 946 826

-

99%

Umgungundlovu

33 827 000

9 008 563

13 426 552

9 008 563

4 417 989

100%

Vhembe

95 343 000

84 153 842

83 218 683

83 218 683

-

99%

Vuselela

40 785 000

20 702 391

29 545 788

20 702 391

8 843 397

100%

Waterberg

31 122 000

30 214 761

29 037 035

29 037 035

-

96%

West Coast

41 777 000

27 741 853

27 924 535

27 741 853

182 682

100%

Western College

52 858 000

24 694 132

29 005 699

24 694 132

4 311 567

100%

Total

2 437 620 000

1 724 139 305

1 731 710 864

1 661 998 079

69 712 785

100%

2. During the 2017 academic year, NSFAS continued making upfront payments to colleges to alleviate cash flow that arose as a result of delays in receipt of registration data from the colleges. As of 28 February 2018, the total value of payments in excess of LAFSOPs accepted was R69.713 million as indicated in the table above.

3. The table below provides the details of the amounts paid to each public TVET college to assist with their cash flow since 1 January 2018.

Institution

2018 Provisional Allocation

(Rands)

2018 Upfront Payment

(Rands)

Boland

40 083 388.62

5 682 900.00

Buffalo City

37 073 378.58

5 256 150.00

Cape College

53 242 792.83

7 548 600.00

Capricorn

83 805 239.30

11 881 650.00

Central Johannesburg

60 103 922.93

8 521 350.00

Coastal KwaZulu-Natal

90 883 259.41

12 885 150.00

Eastcape Midlands

41 582 574.64

5 895 450.00

Ehlazeni

43 536 700.68

6 172 500.00

Ekurhuleni East

60 711 214.94

8 607 450.00

Ekurhuleni West

84 720 409.31

12 011 400.00

Elangeni

66 540 795.03

9 433 950.00

Esayidi

63 199 630.98

8 960 250.00

False Bay

36 626 902.57

5 192 850.00

Flavius Mareka

23 636 778.37

3 351 150.00

Gert Sibande

58 788 828.91

8 334 900.00

Goldfields

28 376 618.44

4 023 150.00

Ikhala

26 023 626.40

3 689 550.00

Ingwe

41 096 952.64

5 826 600.00

King Hintsa

24 196 460.38

3 430 500.00

King Sabata Dalindyebo

42 571 804.66

6 035 700.00

Lephalale

16 944 928.26

2 402 400.00

Letaba

34 273 910.53

4 859 250.00

Lovedale

22 758 638.35

3 226 650.00

Majuba

101 877 995.58

14 443 950.00

Maluti

46 034 638.71

6 526 650.00

Mnambithi

41 683 084.65

5 909 700.00

Mopani

42 642 690.66

6 045 750.00

Motheo

82 934 505.29

11 758 200.00

Mthashana

33 621 124.52

4 766 700.00

Northern Cape Rural

25 518 960.40

3 618 000.00

Northern Cape Urban

27 350 358.42

3 877 650.00

Nkangala

55 769 296.86

7 906 800.00

Northlink

72 883 505.13

10 333 200.00

Orbit

82 711 267.28

11 726 550.00

Port Elizabeth

43 169 574.67

6 120 450.00

Sedibeng

59 894 438.93

8 491 650.00

Sekhukhune

33 281 506.52

4 718 550.00

South Cape

31 671 230.49

4 490 250.00

South-West

94 492 097.47

13 396 800.00

Taletso

39 909 876.62

5 658 300.00

Thekwini

42 361 262.66

6 005 850.00

Tshwane North

85 399 645.32

12 107 700.00

Tshwane South

70 609 863.10

10 010 850.00

Umfolozi

71 543 019.11

10 143 150.00

Umgungundlovu

35 788 966.56

5 074 050.00

Vhembe

100 872 895.56

14 301 450.00

Vuselela

43 150 530.67

6 117 750.00

Waterberg

32 927 076.51

4 668 300.00

West Coast

44 200 066.69

6 266 550.00

Western College

55 923 764.87

7 928 700.00

Total

2 579 002 000.00

365 643 000.00

29 March 2018 - NW431

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether returning students have to (a) apply and (b) submit proof of household income annually for renewed support from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, why; (2) By what percentage has the limit in household income to qualify for full support from the NSFAS been adjusted annually since its inception?

Reply:

  1. Returning students who applied for, and qualified for, funding through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in the 2017 academic year do not need to reapply for NSFAS funding in 2018. Students are not required to provide proof of family income annually. Once they have been selected for funding they will be supported to complete their qualification provided they continue to meet the academic requirements, i.e. have passed 50% of their courses and are on track to complete in n+2 years.
  2. The increase in percentage of combined household income to qualify for full support from NSFAS has been adjusted by 186.8% from R122 000 per annum in 2017 to R350 000 in 2018. This is the first time that the threshold in household income has been adjusted since the inception of NSFAS.

29 March 2018 - NW427

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) What is the total number of students who obtained a subsidy to bridge the increase in tuition fees between 2016 and 2017 at each university and (b) what is the breakdown of each subsidy paid by Government to each university; (2) Will the families still be supported to deal with any fee increases for the 2018 academic year; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Table 1 below provides the number of students per university who applied and qualified to receive the 8% fee adjustment grant in 2017, and includes the amount paid to each university.

University

(1) (a)

(1) (b)

 

Total number of students (0- R600 000 combined family household income)

2017 Allocation

(Rands)

  1. Central University of Technology

11 071

24 754 904.00

  1. Durban University of Technology

13 283

35 313 197.47

  1. University of the Free State

13 477

30 366 966.29

  1. Nelson Mandela University

11 442

21 594 922.00

  1. University of Johannesburg

42 498

101 196 673.00

  1. Vaal University of Technology

15 523

30 973 295.56

  1. Tshwane University of Technology

52 182

86 051 876.90

  1. University of Kwazulu-Natal

22 371

67 325 054.30

  1. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences

2 420

5 797 308.16

  1. University of Venda

13 211

25 609 139.36

  1. University of Fort Hare

13 779

40 177 958.00

  1. Stellenbosch University

3 168

27 105 036.00

  1. University of Mpumalanga

800

1 950 200.80

  1. Cape Peninsula University of .Technology

15 865

29 381 480.12

  1. North West University

14 046

42 537 301.00

  1. University of Witwatersrand

12 384

53 824 419.78

  1. Mangosuthu University of Technology

10 422

22 015 815.11

  1. University of Zululand

16 204

25 176 524.47

  1. Rhodes University

2 219

12 126 093.00

  1. University of Limpopo

14 599

34 641 856.00

  1. Walter Sisulu University

25 111

42 067 584.85

  1. University of Cape Town

5 319

31 073 977.00

  1. University of the Western Cape

8 556

18 721 535.32

  1. University of South Africa

42 297

26 028 574.00

  1. Sol Plaatje University

439

757 502.00

  1. University of Pretoria

8 493

29 385 598.13

Total

391 179

865 954 792.62

2. Yes, students from families with a household income of up to R600 000 per annum, will qualify for a fee adjustment grant of up to 8% in the 2018 academic year.

28 March 2018 - NW497

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether the technical, vocational education and training (TVET) colleges might only offer programmes on level 5 and 6 in the longer term; (2) what is the Government’s policy position on the role of TVET colleges within the education and training spectrum in the longer term; (2) whether the role of TVET colleges is to change in the future; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the envisaged timelines?

Reply:

  1. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges will continue to offer programmes as long as they are responsive to labour market demands. For articulation purposes, colleges will offer programmes at level 5 and 6 in the main occupational and vocational programmes, and some mid-level occupational programmes. Currently some colleges are offering Higher Certificates at level 5 in partnership with Universities and Universities of Technology, which allows students to articulate from level 4 to level 5 programmes.
  2. Government expects that TVET colleges will become the cornerstone of the country’s skills development system as captured in the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training. TVET colleges are central to the provision of skills within the post-school education and training system. The main purpose of TVET colleges is to train young school leavers, with the required skills, knowledge and attitudes for employment or self-employment within the labour market, or to access higher learning.
  3. Fundamentally, the role of TVET colleges will not change. Its purpose has been, and will continue to be the supplier of mid-level skilled workers to the labour market. What needs to change is the responsiveness of colleges to such demands. In this regard, the Department is working towards transforming programme offerings in colleges, so that they become more responsive to the labour market. In some instances, the current curricula will have to be updated to make them more relevant. The latter process is ongoing in priority programme areas. Several occupational qualifications have also been developed which allows colleges to offer them on demand. The complete revision of college programmes and curricula is a medium to long-term process.

28 March 2018 - NW274

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Bucwa, Ms H to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a)What amount of funding support does the National Student Financial Aid Scheme currently provide to a full-time student requiring accommodation at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, (b) what are the details of the process followed to determine this amount of funding support, (c) what is the detailed breakdown of the expense of what this amount of financial support is supposed to cover, (d) how many days of accommodation will a student have to budget for while undertaking full-time studies at a TVET college in each academic year and (e) how does the amount of financial support given to a student studying at a TVET college compare to that given to a student studying at a university; (2) Whether she has been informed of any instances where a TVET college (a) is not providing and/or (b) would rather not provide student accommodation due to substandard services; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are

Reply:

(1) (a) The maximum amount that may be awarded for accommodation to a full-time student for the 2018 academic year is R22 019 per annum.

(b) The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is responsible for making a determination on whether student applications are successful or unsuccessful in so far as their tuition fees are concerned. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are responsible for making a determination on the applications for travel and accommodation allowances, subject to the availability of funds, after NSFAS has determined whether or not a student qualifies for financial aid.

In making a final determination on the award for the accommodation allowance, the College Financial Aid Committee is required to consider, inter alia, the actual accommodation costs and rental agreement in the case of private accommodation. In the light of this, the amount awarded for accommodation may vary from one student to another.

(c) The award for accommodation is inclusive of meals. In making a determination on the award for accommodation, the College Financial Aid Committee must consider including meals in instances where students do not receive meals from the landlord. Furthermore, colleges and landlords in the case of private accommodation must provide at least three meals a day.

(d) Taking into account the TVET college calendar for 2018, a student will require 279 days of accommodation whilst undertaking full-time studies at a TVET college. The 279 days takes into account, amongst others, the dates on which classes commence, lecturing days, examination days and the dates on which colleges close.

(e) There is a significant difference between the amounts of financial support given to a student studying at a TVET college to that of a student studying at a university. Firstly, each TVET college student enrolled in a Ministerially-funded programme is subsidised by the State at 80% of the total programme cost. Secondly, the difference of 20% of the total programme costs, which constitutes tuition fees, must be recovered from the student. However, in respect of qualifying students, NSFAS covers the 20% component of the total programme costs.

In addition to tuition fees, NSFAS covers transport or accommodation allowance (inclusive of meals) for qualifying students, subject to the availability of funds as per each individual institution's allocation. Finally, each TVET college student, regardless of being funded by NSFAS or not, receives textbooks and other essentials, such as protective gear for practical work.

(2) (a) There are instances where TVET colleges do not have student residential facilities or the college has limited capacity to accommodate all qualifying students in its residences.

(b) Colleges are required to support all students who qualify for accommodation. In this regard, colleges must consider conducive private accommodation in instances where there are limited spaces in college residences, or there are no college residences. Colleges have a responsibility to ensure that students are accommodated in facilities that do not provide a substandard service.

However, it must be noted that priority is given to college residences and as such, private accommodation may only be considered if college residences are already filled to capacity or in instances where the TVET college does not have student residential facilities.