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17 May 2021 - NW1024

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Mkhonto, Ms C N to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether his department has done any investigations into the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme fraud relating to farmworkers specifically; if not, why not; if so, what (a) total number of farmworkers have been defrauded of their benefits by their employers and (b) steps has he taken to recoup the specified funds?

Reply:

The Department of Employment and Labour has conducted two (2) investigations relating to farmworkers. These were at farms in the Western Cape Province. The findings are that (a) a total number of 194 farmworkers were defrauded of their benefits by their employers. The first employer deducted 5% of the COVID-19 TERS benefit claiming that it was to be used to cover bank charges and administrative costs. In the second investigation it was found that the employer should not have applied for the benefit as no employees were eligible as their contracts had expired and they were no longer in the service of the employer (b) Both incidents were reported to the SAPS and fraud cases were opened for further investigation and possible prosecution.

17 May 2021 - NW1039

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

For what time period does an average unemployed person between the age of 16 and 25 remain unemployed in the Republic’s labour market?

Reply:

According to the data reported by Statsa in the quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) during quarter 1 of 2020, almost 71.7% of the unemployed youth remain unemployed for more than 1 year, whilst 28.3% remain unemployed for less than 1 year.

17 May 2021 - NW1082

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 100 on 4 March 2021, where he stated that an extension of two weeks is requested, in order to facilitate the ratification and approval of the final armoury report before submission, he has now had an opportunity to ratify and approve the final armoury report; if not, why not; if so, (a) will he furnish Mr G R Krumbock with an unsanitised copy of the armoury report and (b) by what date?

Reply:

Please see the attached reply to question 100 attached as Annexure A

17 May 2021 - NW1085

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to his reply to question 715 on 15 March 2021, what is the breakdown of the number of learners in each province?

Reply:

Learners transported per quarter 

PROVINCE

NEEDS

 

 

No. of Learners in Need

No. of Learners being Transported

No of Learners not being Transported

Eastern Cape

111 127

124 727

0

Free State

12 045

8 948

3 097

Gauteng

161 375

160 439

936

KwaZulu Natal

179 318

62 070

117 248

Limpopo

49 892

47 276

2 616

Mpumalanga

63 000

62 160

840

North West

72 210

63 636

8 574

Northern Cape

27 256

25 372

1 884

Western Cape

60 215

61 498

0

TOTAL

                   736 438

            616 126

135 195

13 May 2021 - NW1153

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

In light of the fact that the Turkish company (name furnished) which was listed as one of the preferred bids under Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme to supply three power ships to alleviate the Republic’s power challenges, what (a) will be the total combined power output of the three power ships and (b) total amount will it cost for each ship to (i) produce and (ii) transmit power to the grid? NW1342E

Reply:

a) The total combined power output/capacity of the three (3) floating Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) Turbine, or Powership, projects appointed as Preferred Bidders under the Risk Mitigation Power Producer Procurement Programme (“RMIPPPP”) is 1 220 MW, broken down between the 3 follows:

  • Karpowership SA Coega, 450 MW
  • Karpowership SA Richards Bay, 450 MW
  • Karpowership SA Saldanah, 320 MW

b) Regarding (i) and (ii), the power procured under the RMIPPP will be dispatchable and the Seller (the IPP) will be compensated for availability(capacity) for energy output generated following a Dispatch Instruction from the Buyer. The cost of the bid by the bidder is inclusive of grid connection costs. The cost per KWh in April 2021 terms and assuming a 75% load factor is as follows:

  • Karpowership SA Coega, R1,359 / KWh
  • Karpowership SA Richards Bay, R1,389 / KWh
  • Karpowership SA Saldanah, R1,616 / KWh

13 May 2021 - NW1180

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether, with regard to bids accepted for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Procurement Programme, his department has calculated the estimated additional costs that will be incurred in respect of each of the projects as a result of the adherence to (a) Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation and regulations and (b) local content legislation and/or regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details? NW1370E

Reply:

a) No, the Department has not calculated the estimated additional costs due to B-BBEE legislation and/or regulations. Compliance with B-BBBEE and/or regulations is a legal requirement under the PPPFA.

b) No, compliance with local content requirements are a legal requirement under the PPPFA.

By complying with B-BBBEE and local contents requirements, the Government promote and drives economic transformation, which in turn contribute to economic growth. B-BBEE and localisation add value to our society through its commitment to skills development together with the contribution to social development and transformation.

The Department through the IPP Office publishes quarterly reports for IPP projects connected to the grid. These reports include economic development achievements in line with commitments made by IPPs. The reports can be accessed here: https://www.ipp-projects.co.za/Publications

 

12 May 2021 - NW494

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to the presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on 3 February 2021 regarding the temporary disability grant, (a) what number of doctors has her department contracted to date to supplement capacity and (b) how will a six-minute assessment per client be conducted; (2) in view of the fact that assessment stood at 5% of 14385 Northern Cape clients, (a) what number of doctors have been deployed and (b) will the target be reached by 31 March when one doctor can only see 3520 clients on the 80 client per day ratio; (3) what number of care dependency grants have been concluded to date since the reassessments stood at 70% in January 2020; (4) what amount will be spent on overtime for each hour including weekends; (5) what number of (a) support offices have her department opened to support local offices and (b)(i) volunteers are currently deployed to manage queues and (ii) have they been found to be sufficient to handle congestion?

Reply:

1(a) The total number of doctors contracted nationally currently stands at 290. These doctors supplement the capacity provided by the Department of Health

(b) Every client who is seen by a contracted doctor comes with a referral form, which details the history of the condition, as well as the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. This assists the assessing doctor to make a recommendation based on both the presentation by the client as well as the documents provided.

Where the doctors undertake file based assessments, they have access to the clinical file which contains all the information related to that client. Where the information on the file is inadequate, then a telephonic interview is conducted.

The above measures all assist in ensuring that informed recommendations are made.

2(a) With the removal of duplicates on the lists and re-instatements that occurred in January 2021, the baseline for the Region was reduced to 13 488. Out of this baseline of 13 488, by end March 2021 a total of 12 344 clients had been booked for assessments, 10 458 assessments (77%) had been conducted and 9 260 applications processed on the system.

The contracts of 28 medical doctors have been approved for the Northern Cape and all are currently conducting medical assessments throughout the Region.

(b) During this project, a total of 10 458 assessments translating to 77% of the baseline were conducted. Staff worked over-time (after-hours & week-ends) to ensure that this target was reached.

3. While the file based assessments have been conducted for the care dependency grants, there has been a slow response to the request for the care giver to return to complete the application process. Of the 11 243 which were lapsed at the end of December, only 5 865 have returned as disability grant recipients as at 31 March 2021.

4. It is not possible to indicate in advance what the amount is that will be spent on overtime for the staff, as the amount to be paid depends on the number of hours worked as well as the salary level of each particular staff member. There is not a standard amount per staff member.

Each region has to manage the overtime within the regulations, which stipulate that no staff member may earn more than 30% of his/her salary in overtime payments and no staff member may work more than 10 hours overtime per week; as well as within the available budget.

5.(a) No support offices have been opened to support the local offices, However, where possible, previously utilised service points are used to provide the services to limit the number of clients who have to report to a local office.

(b) A total of 1 013 volunteers are assisting with multiple services offered by SASSA, including assisting with queue management at local offices, post offices and other grant access points. These volunteers assist greatly in ensuring that social distancing is maintained while the clients are in the queues. However, there are certainly areas where there are insufficient volunteers.

National Assembly Written Reply: 494 of 2021

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Approved by the Minister of Social Development

Date……………………….

12 May 2021 - NW1195

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her media briefing on 30 April 2021 regarding the end of her department’s youth employment initiative, (a) how will the second phase of the initiative be rolled out and (b) what support structures are there to support teachers and learners in the immediate period since the second term commences in May 2021?

Reply:

 

a) The Department is using successes achieved and lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) - Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), to plan for Phase 2 of the Initiative.  In order to address COVID-19 related challenges on teaching and learning, there will still be a bias towards supporting educators through Education Assistants.  General School Assistants will also be provided to assist schools to implement the necessary health, safety and hygiene measures.  The details regarding implementation, will be announced once funding has been confirmed and planning finalised.

(b) The PYEI - BEEI is part of a temporary relief programme to alleviate the impact of COVID-19, for which limited funding was provided.  The established management and governance structures in the Provincial Education Departments will continue to support teachers, learners and schools.  Through the Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC), the sector mobilises communities to support education as a societal matter.

12 May 2021 - NW944

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What are the reasons that her department is in arrears with regard to office hire in Williston; (2) (a) what amount does her department currently owe to municipalities for municipal services in the Northern Cape, (b) which municipalities does her department owe and (c) what is the outstanding amount owed to each municipality?

Reply:

(1) Northern-Cape Department of Social Development does not owe any rental to anyone for the Williston offices - as the Department owns the office building in Williston.

(2) (a) We do not owe money to municipalities in the Northern Cape. (b) None. (c) None.

National Assembly Written Reply: 944 of 2021

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Approved by the Minister of Social Development

Date……………………….

11 May 2021 - NW296

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)What steps has he and/or the National Treasury taken to assess whether tariffs charged by municipalities for water and electricity are sufficient to cover the cost of bulk purchases; (2) to what extent do tariffs charged by municipalities for water and electricity cover the cost of bulk purchases; (3) which municipalities have been found to have tariffs that are insufficient to cover the cost of bulk water and/or electricity costs; (4) whether he will ask for such assessments to be done; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) A sustainable tariff is the one that is cost reflective (Includes all the costs of providing a service, such as bulk purchases). Several municipalities have not been able to establish a cost reflective tariff, which has negatively impacted the sustainability of municipal services. In response National Treasury has developed a tool for use by municipalities, that if used correctly it will see municipalities charging cost reflective tariffs that will cover the cost of bulk purchases. Treasury through its structures is also offering technical support to municipalities to assess and set cost reflective tariffs.

Additionally, National Treasury and CoGTA are jointly funding a Cost of Supply (COS) study that targets the top 20 municipal defaulters of Eskom and top 10 municipal defaulters of the water boards. The study is intended to assist municipalities determine the true cost for the respective services (water and electricity) which will subsequently influence better tariffs.

(2) Ideally the tariffs set by municipalities should cover the cost of bulk purchases. National Treasury consistently advocates this practice. In the same understanding full absorption of the costs such as bulk purchases into tariffs, might result in unaffordable tariffs for low-income households. In some instances, calculating a cost reflective tariffs makes use of municipal other revenue streams and the equitable share to subsidise the tariffs for the indigent and low income households.

(3) Municipalities that do not calculate tariffs through scientific means and merely impose a CPI incremental increase to the previous year’s tariff. There are observations that some rural municipalities or municipalities that have low revenue base, have been found to be charging tariffs which are insufficient to cover the cost or not cost reflective.

In some cases, as the result of improper methods for setting tariffs municipal councils reduce the proposed tariff based on their perception of is affordable to their constituencies.

Additionally, municipalities that have high distribution losses may also find it difficult to recover the cost of the service.

(4) No, it is enshrined in the municipal budget assessment process. All the budgets of municipalities are assessed by National and Provincial Treasuries to determine whether the budget of the municipality is funded or not. If the budget of a municipality is not funded National Treasury and Provincial Treasury determine the reasons why the budget is not funded and assesses specifically whether the tariffs are cost reflective to cover all the expenditure. If tariffs are cost reflective then the tariffs will cover all the cost the render that service. If the tariffs are not cost reflective then the municipality is advised to implement cost reflective tariffs and Provincial Treasuries will assist the municipality to implement such cost reflective tariffs.

The assessments are done annually during the budget process which have resulted in the development of a tariff tool by National Treasury to address the issue of non-cost reflective tariffs.

In addition, the National Treasury issue two budget circulars annual. These MFMA Budget Circulars can be obtained on the NT Website at the following link:

http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Circulars/Pages/default.aspx.

The Tools to assist municipalities with cost reflective traffic can also be located on the National Treasury Website at the following link:

http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Circulars/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2fCirculars%2fDocuments%2fBudget%20Circular%20No%2098&FolderCTID=0x012000E772703726E2A8479752CF24A134692B

11 May 2021 - NW110

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) Whether the National Treasury collects and collates any information at its disposal pointing to the employment as (i) chief financial officers and/or (ii) any other financial official in a municipality of any persons who have been found guilty by a municipality or other organ of state of serious financial misconduct and/or who has been convicted of any offence or set of offences involving fraud, corruption or criminal financial misconduct in terms of section 173 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, (b) in which municipalities are such persons appointed and (c) in which positions are they appointed within such municipalities?

Reply:

a) The National Treasury collates some information on the chief financial officers and other financial officials, however, not specifically regarding officials who were found guilty of serious financial misconduct or convicted of any offence or set of offences. The appointment practices and vetting of those appointed are the domain of the municipality. In terms of regulation 16(1) of the Municipal Regulations on Financial Misconduct Procedures and Criminal Proceedings, municipalities and municipal entities must report any decision to institute or not to institute disciplinary proceedings against the person who allegedly committed a financial misconduct; the reasons for the decision; the outcome where disciplinary proceedings have been instituted; and whether a charge has been laid against the person concerned with the South African Police Service, if the alleged financial misconduct constitutes a financial offence in terms of section 173 of the Act. The above-mentioned reports must be sent to different stakeholders, including the MEC for local government in the province; the national department responsible for local government; the relevant provincial treasury; the National Treasury; and the Auditor-General. The municipalities must also report in their annual reports all suspensions, disciplinary or criminal proceedings instituted in cases of financial misconduct.

 

(i) The National Treasury monitors the establishment of disciplinary boards as required in terms of the above-mentioned Regulations, the effectiveness of the disciplinary boards as this is the instrument through which consequence management in relation to financial misconduct is implemented in municipalities and municipal entities. The National Treasury also monitors whether any municipal official has been charged with financial misconduct, including whether any disciplinary action has been implemented to address the financial misconduct.

(ii) The National Treasury also collates information on other financial officials within municipalities.

The National Treasury does not have information relating specifically to the appointment of CFOs or other financial officials falling within the category mentioned in the questions, however, the Honourable Member should note that the appointment of senior managers, including CFOs in municipalities requires that a process be followed that includes reporting to and seeking responses from provincial MECs responsible for Local Government, in terms of the regulations issued under the Municipal Systems Act. The table below provides information on instances where disciplinary processes have been instituted during 2020/21 financial year.

  1. Name of Municipality
  1. Position held by officials

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

Debt Collection Officer; Revenue Officer and Senior Debtors Clerk

Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality

Chief Financial Officer

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Head of Supply Chain Management

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Acting Group Executive Director (4) and Acting Director

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Cashiers (7), Sub-Accountant; Administrators (2) ; Administrative Assistant ; Senior Clerk; Executive Managers (2); Accountant; Admin Officer; Senior Manager (2); Senior Clerk; Clerk; Manager (6) and Admin Assistant

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Senior Manager; Project Executives, a total of 29 officials have been charged and disciplined

Okhahlamba Local Municipality

Cashier

Alfred Duma Local Municipality

Chief Financial Officer; Debt Collector Legal

uPhongolo Local Municipality

Senior Managers (2)

Collins Chabane Local Municipality

Manager Revenue; Manager Supply Chain Management; Manager Planning and Development

Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

Executive Manager Technical Services; Manager: Supply Chain Manager; and Executive Manager: Community Services

Modimolle-Mookgophong Local Municipality

Divisional Managers (2)

Polokwane Local Municipality

Assistant

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

Supply Chain Manager

George Municipality

Director: Corporate Services and Director: Community Services

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11 May 2021 - NW698

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether, with reference to the findings by the auditor-general that some government employees applied for the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant), his department has been able to conclusively establish the number of government employees who have fraudulently applied for the SRD Grant; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the total number of government employees who actually received the SRD Grant and (b) is the total amount that the implicated government employees received from the SRD Grant?

Reply:

Cognisance of the Auditor-General’s findings is taken. It must however, be noted, that the mandatory investigative processes need to be undertaken by the relevant authorities, such as the South African Police Service (SAPS) and in some cases, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Once these investigations have been completed, the necessary information will be obtained by the DPSA, and will be communicated to the relevant department/s. The DPSA, through the Technical Assistance Unit will ensure that it keeps abreast of the developments so as to offer support to departments and monitor the management of disciplinary actions instituted against those public servants who are found guilty.

End

11 May 2021 - NW308

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

(1)What is the total number of (a) national and (b) provincial government employees who are currently working from home during the Adjusted Level 3 Lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus; (2) whether the Government has conducted an assessment of the number of national and provincial government employees who are currently working from home that have access to sufficient internet/data to execute their duties; (3) what number, out of the total number of national and provincial government employees currently working from home, do not have access to the required internet/data connections to fully execute their duties?

Reply:

  1. The required information is not centralised and readily available as each department keeps its own register and records. Individuals Departments must be approached for detailed information such as access to internet/data.

End

11 May 2021 - NW381

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to the 2020 annual report of the Public Investment Corporation, on what date will a collateral management system be in place; (2) whether the recommendations made by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation will be fully implemented; if not, why not; if so, what timeframe has been set?

Reply:

(1) A manual collateral management system is in place. This process involves the Portfolio Management and Valuations-, Legal- and Finance teams in consultation with the respective deal teams and the collateral will be valued by external valuers. A process has started to upgrade to an automated system.

(2) The Report of the Mpati Commission of Inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), together with its recommendations, was adopted in full by the PIC Board and is being implemented. The Report contains more than 300 recommendations. As at December 2020, 16.36% of the recommendations were fully implemented and 52.12% partially implemented. Implementation is continuing on those that are still open.

(A detailed presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on the implementation of the recommendations is available on the PIC website under “Presentations”)

Seeing that some recommendations require additional work to be done, a few of which by external parties, it is difficult to put a timeframe to the finalization of all recommendations.

10 May 2021 - NW947

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) What is the total amount of corporate tax that is received from the minibus taxi industry in the Republic; (2) whether the SA Revenue Service (SARS) is concerned about tax avoidance in the cash-dominated taxi industry; if not, why not; if so, what measures is SARS taking to address the problem?

Reply:

(1) SARS collected approximately R5 million in Corporate Income Tax (CIT) from the Taxi Operators; however, this amount includes tax collected from their employment income. This is because the industry does not correctly disclose income from taxi business on their CIT returns but included under a generic income source code. We were not able to determine income solely from taxi operations. Our analysis indicates that the majority of the taxi industry is declaring a nil return or are having a refund due to them.

(2) SARS is concerned about tax avoidance across the tax ecosystem in general; this is more so in this particular industry; to this end, SARS adopting a number of targeted interventions. The interventions are aimed at achieving the SARS strategic intent of building a tax and customs system that is premised on voluntary compliance. The strategic intent is achieved through the creation of clarity and certainty of tax obligations, making it simple, easy and seamless to meet tax obligations and ultimately by creating a credible threat of detection whilst making it hard and costly to remain non-compliant. To this end, SARS has a unit dedicated to improving compliance of SMMEs, Taxi industry included; we had various engagements with the industry bodies in the year 2020/21 to create alignment as well as to educate. Furthermore, SARS has worked in collaboration with the Department of Transport to share data on work on their Taxi industry transformation agenda. In response to the perceived non-compliance by the Taxi industry, SARS has commenced a process of developing a compliance plan for the Taxi industry to encourage voluntary compliance and potentially propose the appropriate tax regime specifically for the industry. This work will be concluded in the 2021/22 financial year.

The working with and through stakeholders as one of the stated strategic objectives is crucial and informs the stakeholder engagements as detailed above.

10 May 2021 - NW845

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the water provision to Hoedspruit from Blyde River that is facilitated by a pipeline carrying raw water from the river to the Hoedspruit Air Force Base, where the water is purified before being distributed to the Air Force Base and surrounding areas, (a) a certain engineering firm (name furnished) was contracted to maintain the 155km Lower Blyde Water Distribution Network; if not, who is contracted by her department in this regard; if so, (2) whether all payments to the specified company up are to date; if not, (a) what amounts are the arrears, (b) what are the reasons that the payments are in arrears, (c) what measures will be taken to ensure that the arrears are settled and (d) by what date is it envisaged that the arrears will be settled?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

  1. I have been advised by the Department that no, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has not contracted an engineering company to maintain the Lower Blyde Water Distribution Network.

The Department is however in the process of registering a project to maintain and repair water and sewer works for the preventative maintenance of pumps at Essex and the water purification plants at Hoedspruit Air Force Base which requires regular maintenance, such as pump maintenance, chlorine dosing system maintenance etc. The Department has also contracted the Blyde River Water Utility Company (Pty) Ltd for the conveyance of water from the Blyde River to the Hoedspruit Airforce Base.

  1. (a,b,c,d) The Department is not aware whether payments are up to date as the function of payments of municipal services, inclusive of water, has been devolved to the Department of Defence effective July 2020. In this regard, the last payment made by the DPWI to the Blyde River Water Utility Company was in July 2020.

10 May 2021 - NW813

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Finance

With regard to the annual report of the Public Investment Corporation, what are the reasons that effective and appropriate steps were not taken to prevent irregular expenditure amounting to R9,817 million, as required by section 51(1)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999?

Reply:

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has policies and procedures in place to ensure that at all times procurement processes are fair, equitable, transparent and competitive as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999. However, during the audit for the 2019/20 financial year it was found that certain contracts have led to irregular expenditure. There were two main reasons for that:

  1. The PIC Management was of the view that Treasury Regulations in instruction note 3 is silent on deviations against internal processes, therefore the internal PIC Delegation of Authority was applicable and was duly applied. Subsequent to this audit finding, National Treasury and the PIC Management had discussions and agreed that this view was of a technical nature. The PIC Management has also engaged National Treasury through the State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum (SOEPF) on concerns with instruction note 3. However, to avoid any recurrence, all procurement that is not explicit in the applicable regulations or legislation, is discussed with National Treasury to avoid any misinterpretation.
  2. In another instance the PIC Management approved a deviation as an emergency but due to the time frame taken to conclude the contract with the supplier, the audit opinion was that it should have been submitted to National Treasury for approval since it did not qualify as an emergency deviation that falls within the delegated authority of the Accounting Officer.

The PIC has improved its processes and procedures to prevent any recurrence.

10 May 2021 - NW478

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Mr T Mboweni

(1)With regard to the annual report and the procurement processes of the Public Investment Corporation, what are the reasons that some services were not procured through a procurement process that was fair, equitable, transparent, and competitive, as required by section 51(1)(a)(iii) of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; (2)what are the reasons that management incorrectly interpreted procurement prescripts relating to deviations which ultimately led to management omitting to ensure that the supply chain management policy and the specified Act were adhered to?

Reply:

(1) The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has policies and procedures in place to ensure that at all times procurement processes are fair, equitable, transparent and competitive as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999. During the 2019/20 financial year there were instances where the PIC Management were of the view that the PIC’s Delegation of Authority should apply during the procurement process, but assurance providers took a different view, as they believed that approval should have been sought from National Treasury.

(2) There are two main reasons:

  • The PIC Management was of the view that Treasury Regulations in instruction note 3 is silent on deviations against internal processes, therefore the internal PIC Delegation of Authority was applicable and was duly applied. Subsequent to this audit finding, National Treasury and the PIC Management had discussions and agreed that this view was of a technical nature. To avoid any recurrence, all procurement that is not explicit in the applicable regulations or legislation, is discussed with National Treasury to avoid any misinterpretation. The PIC Management has also engaged National Treasury through the State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum (SOEPF) on concerns with instruction note 3.
  • In another instance the PIC Management approved a deviation as an emergency but due to the time frame taken to conclude the contract with the supplier, the audit opinion was that it should have been submitted to National Treasury for approval since it did not qualify as an emergency deviation that falls within the delegated authority of the Accounting Officer.

The PIC has improved its processes and procedures to prevent any recurrence.

10 May 2021 - NW753

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

(1)Whether, with regard to the water provision to Hoedspruit from Blyde River which is facilitated by a pipeline carrying raw water from the river to the Air Force Base, where the water is purified before being distributed to the Air Force Base, Hoedspruit and surrounds, the direct pipeline from the Blyde River to the Air Force Base which was allegedly damaged two years ago by a farmer digging a trench has been repaired; if not, what plans are there for the repairs to be done; if so, (a) on what date were the repairs done and (b) is this the main pipeline for raw water; (2) whether her department is using a pipeline linked to the Blyde Agricultural Irrigation System which is connected on the farm, Parma in place of the damaged pipe; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1) (a) I have been informed by the Department that DPWI is not aware of damages caused by a farmer and repairs done to the pipeline. However, a complaint was logged by the Hoedspruit Airforce Base for the repairs at the Essex pump station. This complaint was attended to on 30 May 2019 by Poppe Maphori JV Microzone and the job card was signed off accordingly by the client representative (FSGT Koekemoor) on 31 May 2019 for the amount of R51 06.00.

(b) No, the repairs were not on the main pipeline which is maintained by the Blyde River Water Utility Company (Pty) Ltd, but were at the Essex raw water pump station which is an alternative pipeline used when the mainline is not working. The main pipeline is a gravity line that supplies water to the Hoedspruit Air Force Base without the use of a pump station, whereas the Essex pump station is an alternative line that pumps water to the Air Force Base when the main line is not working.

2) Yes, Hoedspruit Air Force Base sources water from the Blyde River on a daily basis. The main pipeline that draws water to Hoedspruit Air Force Base is linked to the farmers (Parma) irrigation system. Parma is the farm where the main water pipeline runs through the agricultural irrigation system to the base.

The Essex station is the responsibility of DPWI and it pumps water much faster than the gravity line (main pipeline). Essex pump station is used as an alternative when the base experiences challenges with main pipeline (Blyde).

10 May 2021 - NW864

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

(1) Whether, with reference to the approval by the City of Ekurhuleni Municipal Council of item: A-TP (01-2021) in its virtual sitting on 28 January 2021, which sought to pay interim compensation to the Ekurhuleni taxi industry for the operation of phase 1 of the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network project, the National Treasury has found that the compensation is necessary; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will the National Treasury be ensuring that the approved item is actioned; (2) (a) what is the total figure in respect of the approved recommendation stating that the payment of R10,00 fare per passenger on the Harambee Service between Tembisa-ORTIA and extension to Bartlett to affected taxi operators for the daily passenger revenue loss, which will be from the R17,00 per passenger fare collected, (b) why has the amount to be paid not been capped and (c) which taxi associations are part of the Ekurhuleni taxi industry; (3) whether the National Treasury has received correspondence from the caucus of a certain political party (name furnished) on this matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Public Transport Network Grant (PTNG) is appropriated to Vote 40: National Department of Transport. Therefore, the responsibilities of approval of all aspects of the PTNG, industry compensation included, lie with the Department of Transport to ensure that money spent in the conditional grant meet the conditions in the Division of Revenue Act, but to also ensure that it is consistent with the Public Transport Policy and Regulations. It is therefore recommended that these questions be referred to the Ministry of Transport.

10 May 2021 - NW670

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether (a) the National Treasury and/or (b) any entity reporting to him makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

NATIONAL TREASURY

  1. Yes
  1. The appointed Security company is Excellent Security
  2. Rendering of security guarding services for the National Treasury buildings
  3. The contract amount for the services is R28 467 243.60
  4. The contract is for 3 years (January 2021-December 2023)

ASB

(i) NATIONAL SECURITY AND FIRE

(ii) Armed response and monitoring services

(iii) R645.84 per month

(iv) Contract commenced on 01 March 2020 – 1 month notice period, no specified contract length, but contract reviewed annually and request for quotations issued every three years.

DBSA

NO- The DBSA does not use private security firms, it has insourced security services. The personnel in that unit are all DBSA employees.

FIC

FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE, CENTURION

  1. Raite Security
  2. Providing physical security services
  3. R 2 126 840.27
  4. 01 April 2019 to 30 November 2023

FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE, CAPE TOWN

  1. Striving Mind
  2. Providing physical security services
  3. R 1 401 512.16
  4. 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2023

GEPF

The GEPF does not utlise private security firms as the landlord provides security services as part of the contract.

GPAA

The Government Employees Pension Agency (GPAA) does make use of private security firms for the sole purpose of protecting the employees and assets in respect of all of the GPAA’s 16 offices, which includes Head office, 15 regional and satellite office across the country in all nine provinces.

All procurement at the GPAA is in line with Public Finance Management Act prescripts. Therefore, the GPAA acquired the services after following an open tender process inviting bids to provide security services.

The details set out in Annexure A attached.

ANNEXURE A

Name of Company

Region (s)

Total value across multiple years

Duration of Service Agreement

     

Start

End

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA HQ & Traven

R 39 386 603,75

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA DBN, PMB

R 3 878 152,14

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA Polokwane, Nelspruit, Thohoyandou

R 11 417 272,73

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA JHB, Rustenburg, Mafikeng

R 8 733 493,76

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA BFN, Phuthadichaba, Kimberley

R 8 320 608,14

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

Peuloane (Pty) Ltd

Security Services to GPAA PE, Bisho, Mthatha

R 8 971 897,34

2019/08/01

2022/07/31

IRBA

  1. Fidelity – ADT
  2. Armed response for building security
  3. R926.72 per month
  4. The term of the building lease

LAND BANK

(b) The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa as an entity under the National Treasury uses private security firms for the following purposes:

  • Monitoring and Armed Response
  • Static or Physical Guarding of Property

(b)(i) The following is a list of all service providers being uses:

BUILDING

SERVICE PROVIDER NAME

Bloemfontein

Fidelity Security

Bethlehem

Wulfe Alarms

Kroonstad

CSS

Cape Town

Fidelity ADT

Beaufort West

Beaufort-Alarms

Worcester

Capital Security

East London

Chubb – National Security (Pty)Ltd

Cradock

Cradock Sekuriteit

Port Elizabeth

Atlas Security

Nelspruit

ADT Security

Ermelo

ASCU Security

Ermelo

Bethal Security

Pietermaritzburg

PMB Security

Vryheid

Link Up Security

Polokwane

Salute Security

Tzaneen

Northern Security - Kloof Alarms

Upington

Fidelity Security

Vredendal

Fidelity Security

Vredendal

BAI Security

Vryburg

Ravens Security

Lichtenburg

Golden Eye Security

Rustenburg

ARS Security

Rustenburg

Fidelity Security

Potchefstroom

Fidelity Security

Head Office

Fidelity Security

Head Office

ADT Security

 

(b)(ii) Purpose of the services, is to protect people and assets in the case of Monitoring and Armed Response. Additional to this, it is to exercise access control, in the case of Static Guarding.

(b)(iii) Contract values differ significantly and can be expressed in the following manner:

BUILDING

SERVICE PROVIDER NAME

Contract value p/a, ex VAT

Type of Service

Bloemfontein

Fidelity Security

R5,520.00

Monitoring & Armed response

Bethlehem

Wulfe Alarms

R5,060.76

Monitoring & Armed response

Kroonstad

CSS

R3,798.24

Monitoring & Armed response

Cape Town

Fidelity ADT

R8,263.20

Monitoring & Armed response

Beaufort West

Beaufort-Alarms

R3,005.16

Monitoring & Armed response

Worcester

Capital Security

R4,219.80

Monitoring & Armed response

East London

Chubb – National Security (Pty)Ltd

R7,074.36

Monitoring & Armed response

Cradock

Cradock Sekuriteit

R2,473.68

Monitoring & Armed response

Port Elizabeth

Atlas Security

R2,869.56

Monitoring & Armed response

Nelspruit

ADT Security

R6,758.52

Monitoring & Armed response

Ermelo

ASCU Security

R5,791.32

Monitoring & Armed response

Ermelo

Bethal Security

R5,530.44

Monitoring & Armed response

Pietermaritzburg

PMB Security

R6,125.16

Monitoring & Armed response

Vryheid

Link Up Security

R5,263.20

Monitoring & Armed response

Polokwane

Salute Security

R5,980.32

Monitoring & Armed response

Tzaneen

Northern Security - Kloof Alarms

R5,739.12

Monitoring & Armed response

Upington

Fidelity Security

R7,014.12

Monitoring & Armed response

Vredendal

Fidelity Security

R3,856.56

Monitoring & Armed response

Douglas

BAI Security

R2,784.00

Monitoring & Armed response

Vryburg

Ravens Security

R3,130.44

Monitoring & Armed response

Lichtenburg

Golden Eye Security

R3,394.44

Monitoring & Armed response

Rustenburg

ARS Security

R10,643.52

Monitoring & Armed response

Rustenburg

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

R163,428.72

Physical Guards

Potchefstroom

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

R307,527.60

Physical Guards

Head Office

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

R2,122,054.56

Physical Guards

Head Office

ADT Security

R8,133.60

Monitoring & Armed response

(b)(iv) Duration or expiry of each Contract:

BUILDING

SERVICE PROVIDER NAME

Contract Expiry Date/Duration

Bloemfontein

Fidelity Security

08 July 2022

Bethlehem

Wulfe Alarms

Month to month

Kroonstad

CSS

Month to month

Cape Town

Fidelity ADT

01 April 2021

Beaufort West

Beaufort-Alarms

Month to month

Worcester

Capital Security

Month to month

East London

Chubb – National Security (Pty)Ltd

Month to month

Cradock

Cradock Sekuriteit

Month to month

Port Elizabeth

Atlas Security

Month to month

Nelspruit

ADT Security

Month to month

Ermelo

ASCU Security

Month to month

Ermelo

Bethal Security

Month to month

Pietermaritzburg

PMB Security

Month to month

Vryheid

Link Up Security

Month to month

Polokwane

Salute Security

Month to month

Tzaneen

Northern Security - Kloof Alarms

Month to month

Upington

Fidelity Security

01 April 2021

Vredendal

Fidelity Security

01 April 2021

Douglas

BAI Security

17 December 2022

Vryburg

Ravens Security

Month to Month

Lichtenburg

Golden Eye Security

Month to month

Rustenburg

ARS Security

Month to month

Rustenburg

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

Contract is Expiring 30 March 2021

Potchefstroom

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

Contract is Expiring 30 March 2021

Head Office

Fidelity Security (Static Guarding)

Contract is Expiring 30 March 2021

Head Office

ADT Security

Month to month

PFA

The Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator does make use of private security firms. Its offices are rented and situated inside a secure office park.

PIC

(i) Bidvest Protea Coin (Pty) Ltd

(ii) Provision of security services at PIC’s head office at Central Square; Menlyn Maine.

(iii) R13 754 696 inclusive of VAT

(iv) 3 August 2018 to 31 August 2021

SARS

(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) SARS has contracted security service providers to render a service on four categories,

in terms of the normal procurement processes.

Category A: Armed Guarding, Close Protection and Tactical Response Security Services for a period of twelve (12) months

    • Tshedza Protective Services CC : contract value R 16 386 785

Category B: Armed Response and Alarm Monitoring Services for a period of three (3) years

    • Maxi Phumelela Security: contract value R 1 827 355.75
    • Royal Security CC: contract value R 678 670.20
    • Fidelity Security Services (Pty) Ltd : contract amount R 574 259.40

Category C: National Guarding Security Services for a period of twelve (12) months

    • Royal Security CC: contract value R 33 605 282.70
    • Fidelity Security Services (Pty) Ltd : contract value R 35 638 716.30
    • Wenzile Phaphama Security Services : contract value R 36 092 011.71

Category D: Secure transport of high value goods for a period of 5 years

    • Fidelity Security Services (Pty) Ltd: R 54 058 010.61

SASRIA

Name: Mavee Security (Pty) Ltd - 2012/033849/07

Purpose: To provide 24-hour security to the premises

Value: R847 800.00

Duration: 36 Months (Commencement Date 01 January 2021)

TAX OMBUD

  • The Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) uses physical security services for the Office building.
  • The Fidelity security services are contracted to provide the physical security services to the OTO.
  • The security company is contracted by the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
  • The physical security expenses relating to OTO is paid centrally by SARS.

10 May 2021 - NW691

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the Director-General of the National Treasury attended in his official capacity any part of the National Executive Committee meeting of a certain organisation (name furnished) that was held between 23 and 24 January 2021; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Director-General of the National Treasury attended the ANC NEC on the 23rd and 24th January 2021 in his personal capacity.

10 May 2021 - NW871

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

With regard to the 1 Military Hospital in Gauteng, (a) on what date did the project to refurbish the first floor pharmacy and five operating theatres begin and (b) what (i) was the original budget for the project, (ii) was the original anticipated completion date for the project, (iii) are the reasons for the delay, (iv) is the new anticipated budget for completion, (v) is the new anticipated date for completion and (vi) mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that the Department of Defence is meeting its obligations in terms of client department roles such as timeous payments?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

a) I have been informed by the Department that the Pharmacy works were expected to start on 03 June 2010 but Department of Defence (DoD) only provided access to this area on the 15 June 2010.

b) i) The Project consisted of two main contracts with different budgets as follows:

  1. Building and Civil Works - R 95 104 000.00
  2. Electrical and Mechanical Works - R 108 889 292.22

ii) The project started off as a RAMP project, with an original date of completion being October 2009.

This original 36 months RAMP contract was during the course of the works and through scope changes initiated by DoD, converted to an upgrading project and the date of completion was revised to 30 November 2010.

The initial original scope and some of the additions which could be permitted under the contract were completed by the DPWI in 2011 and final account was taken in 2012.

iii) The project was riddled with many delays. Chief among these were the numerous Scope changes by the User Department and the late provision of access to the different areas of the buildings for works to be executed.

iv) The new anticipated budget for completion

Due to the high amount of scope changes requested by the DoD, which could not be accommodated within the ambit of a Variation Order or any other provision under the contract, it was decided that another project be registered and that new consultants be appointed to deal with the new additions/requirements.

During the planning phase for the new project, on request of DoD, the project was transferred from DPWI to DoD on 23 October 2014. The new budget for completion can be confirmed by DoD

v) The new anticipated date of completion is

The DoD will be able to confirm the new anticipated date of completion.

vi) Mechanisms put in place to ensure that DoD meets its obligations

The DoD has no obligations towards the Department with respect to this project as it has been transferred.

 

10 May 2021 - NW963

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) steps are being taken by her department to address the extremely high vacancy rate that is currently sitting at over 11% (i) across all sectors of her department and (ii) in the entities reporting to her, including the Property Management Trading Entity, (b) is the reason that the vacancy rate is so high, (c) total number of the vacancies are as a result of the Special Investigations Unit investigations into corruption and (d) is the status of the investigation process into the high-ranking members of her department and/or entities who are under investigation and still on full pay?

Reply:

The Minister of Public works and Infrastructure:

(a) I have been informed by the Department that DPWI is implementing a recruitment plan to accelerate the filling of all vacancies in the Main Vote and the PMTE. All five (5) vacant executive management positions have been advertised and include: Supply Chain Management, Facilities Management, Policy, Expanded Public Works programme (EPWP) and Inter-Governmental Relations. The position of the Head of ISA is awaiting approval and the concurrence by Cabinet. The vacancy rate target of the Department for the financial year 2020/21 is 12% and has improved to 11% which is more than 1% off the DPSA’s set norm of 10%. The Public Works and Infrastructure Portfolio Committee has also made a recommendation to the Department to conclude the recruitment process within the next three months.

(b) The high vacancy rate is as a result of the delays in the filling of positions due to various factors, both internal and external. External factors include the requirement to seek the permission from the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) to advertise and providing motivations before any advert can be considered. This was precipitated by the requirement to provide motivations to advertise only critical positions during the period of lockdown imposed by Government to stem the tide of the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact of the lockdown also meant that the approach to recruitment had to consider the use of virtual platforms to conduct online shortlisting and interviews. Internal factors included the elaborate processes to set up panels and ensure the availability of members at all times, amongst others.

(c) The SIU investigations did not have an impact on the vacancy rate.

(d) As a consequence of three major investigations, the Department has embarked on disciplinary action against a number of senior officials, complimented by court applications to reverse the irregular appointment of a further 12 officials, based on an investigation by the Public Service Commission, as well as action against certain officials with respect to service delivery transgressions.

Status on the disciplinary action of senior officials are as follows:

  • On the Beitbridge Border Fence investigation, 11 Senior Management Services members were charged on 24 February 2021 and the hearings were held on 21-22 April 2021, and 5 and 6 May respectively. The hearing for members of the Bid Adjudication Committee was postponed to 14, 15, 17 & 18 June 2021 for further testimony and cross examination of witnesses. The hearing of the three implicated Senior Officials has been postponed sine die pending the outcome and finalization of a court application to interdict the process brought by one of the officials.
  • On the State Funerals investigation, 2 Senior Management Services members were charged on 23 February 2021. The hearings have not been scheduled yet as the initiators of the disciplinary process are still securing witnesses and finalising outstanding information required by the Senior Council appointed to assist the Department.
  • On the Irregular Appointments of 12 SMS officials’ investigation by PSC, 13 officials of which 12 are at Senior Management Level, were served with charge sheets in September 2019 and the hearing is scheduled for 26 May 2021. Reasons for the delay is due to the fact that the Department has been dealing with a point in limine and not the actual trial.

The disciplinary action against the Director-General is being managed by the Presidency.

The disciplinary action against the Special Advisor is being managed by the State Attorney on behalf of the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure. An Initiator and Chairperson have been appointed by the State Attorney and draft charges have been prepared.

All Disciplinary matters are ongoing and the time-lines are changing due to the availability of all role players and the employees.

WITH RESPECT TO THE ENTITIES REPORTING TO THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASCTURE:

Entity

(a) (ii) steps being taken to address the extremely high vacancy rate in the entities

(b) the reason that the vacancy rate is so high

(c) total number of the vacancies that are as a result of the Special Investigations Unit investigations into corruption

(d) the status of the investigation process into the high-ranking members of the entities who are under investigation and still on full pay?

Agrément South Africa

ASA, does not have a high vacancy rate. The positions that are not filled are due to recent resignations and the posts are currently in the process of being filled.

Vacancy rate is low, as ASA is relatively a small organisation.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Council of the Built Environment

The current vacancy rate is 10%. The vacancy rate is high following the halting of the recruitment process due to budget costs.

A total of 4 positions are currently vacant. These are:

1. Senior Researcher

2. Legal Compliance Specialist

3. Senior IT Technician4.Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

4. Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Not applicable

Not applicable

Construction Industry Development Board

(a) (ii)

Cidb is in the process of filling these positions in accordance with the available budget.

As such, we have identified 16 critical positions to be filled in the 2020/21 financial year.

Of these eight (8) appointments, interviews were conducted for two other positions and are at the competency and verification stage. We have also started with the recruitment process of four additional positions, and appointments will be made in the 2021/22 financial year.

CIDB has planned to fill its vacancies over the next three years, prioritizing critical positions while considering its available budget.

(b) Cidb underwent restructuring/ organizational development, and as a result, it has 153 vacant positions.

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

Independent Development Trust

The IDT is in the process of reconfiguration as endorsed by Cabinet.

The reason for the high vacancy rate at the IDT is attributed to the moratorium that was placed by the shareholder on filling of vacant positions.

There are no vacancies created by resignations directly linked the Special Investigations Unit investigations into corruption both in the current and previous financial year.

To the official knowledge of the IDT, there is none of its senior managers who are currently ‘under investigation’ and still on full pay.

10 May 2021 - NW968

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

(1) With regard to the (a) Mopani District Municipality and (b) Maruleng Local Municipality, (i) what is the status of the outstanding repairs to the water pipeline from Blyde River to the Hoedspruit Air Force Base and (ii) who is responsible for the repairs to the pipeline;- (2) what is the status of the contract signed in 2004 between her department and the Blyde River Water Utility Company (Pty) Ltd which runs until 2024; (3) what service level agreements are in place to ensure that the Department of Defence meets its financial commitments in respect of the water usage;- (4) whether the Maruleng Local Municipality is being charged for its water usage; if not, (a) why not and (b) who is paying the water usage; if so, (i) is it being metered correctly and (ii) who is invoicing for the water usage; (5) what (a) role will her department play in the completion of the Mametja-Sekororo bulk water project and (b) are the relevant details of the project including anticipated costs and anticipated completion dates?

Reply:

(1) (a,b,i,ii) I have been informed by the Department that DPWI is not aware of the status of the outstanding repairs to the water pipeline from the Blyde River to the Hoedspruit Air Force Base as this is the function of the Blyde River Water Utility Company (Pty) Ltd as stated in clause 6.1 of the Agreement, which states that the DPWI pays a specified amount to the water utility company in contribution to the maintenance and operating expenses of the pipeline.

(2) The contract is still in place. The only new development is that payments to the Blyde River Water Utility Company (Pty) Ltd are now effected by the User Department, the Department of Defence, as per the devolution of municipal services in July 2020.

(3) There is no service level agreement in this regard. As stated in the contract mentioned above, it was agreed that the Department of Water Affairs would take over after the expiry of the contract. Since the changes in legislation and district municipality as an entity that is regarded as the Water Services Authority, the DPWI has started to look at this agreement together with the Maruleng Local municipality, Mopani District Municipality and will also engage the Department of Water Affairs. Engagements have already started on the 17th March 2021 to address this issue.

(4) (a) No, the Maruleng Municipality used to pay the Department but has stopped paying since 2012 after floods impacted the water quality . The Department initiated meetings with the municipality to resolve the issue of payments without success. A meeting was held on 17 of March 2021 between DPWI, Mopani District Municipality and Maruleng Municipality to have a permanent solution to the matter and the Municipality has agreed to make the payments. Meetings are to continue with all stakeholders.

(b) The DPWI has been paying the Blyde River Water Utility Company for bulk water usage at the Hoedspruit base on behalf of the Department of Defence, which has now been transferred to the Department of Defence, as per the devolution of municipal services in July 2020.

(i) Yes, metering is available.

(ii) No, invoicing to the municipality stopped due to the dispute on water quality.

(5) (a,b) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has no role in the completion of the Mametja-Sekororo bulk water project.

10 May 2021 - NW221

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

Whether, with reference to the current lease agreement with Abagold Ltd at the Hermanus Harbour, her department will (a) uphold the conditions of the lease and allow the lessee to apply for a 9-year and 11-month extension or (b) follow an alternative lease renewal process requiring an invitation to interested parties; if not, why not in each case; if so, on what date will the (i) decision be made as to which process will be followed and (ii) existing lessee be advised of the outcome of their application?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) I have been informed by the Department that the lessee can apply to renew the lease as per the conditions of the lease agreement.

b) Yes. If the decision is made to follow an open tender process, the lessee can apply when the property is advertised.

i) In terms of clause 2.2 of the Lease Agreement dated 15 November 2013 which is due to expire on 31 July 2022; this Department will facilitate a request for consideration for the relevant approval as to whether option a or b are to be followed. This process is anticipated to take approximately 3 months and expected to be finalized on or before 31 July 2021.

ii) The lessee will be advised of the outcome at the beginning of August 2021.

07 May 2021 - NW912

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps have been taken by her department to stabilise governance and financial management at the Rustenburg Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information to respond to this question was obtained from the North West Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

  1. Financial Management - The implementation of Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA)
    1. The Rustenburg Local Municipality was behind with the processes to comply with compilation and implementation of the General Valuation Roll (GVR) to be implemented on 1st July 2020. The North West Provincial Department of COGTA intervened and advised the Municipality to request for the extension of the validity period of the GVR, which was complied with and granted. The MEC responsible for local government in the North West Provnice further initiated and advised that the process plan be adopted which the Municipality did and the Steering Committee was appointed by the Municipal Council.
    1. The Steering Committee meetings were held on a monthly basis from August 2020 with the support of the North West Provincial Department of COGTA discussing the progress in relation to the processes, procedures of the MPRA, including the importance of honouring the time-frames to ensure the smooth implemention of the new General Valuation roll with effect from 1 July 2021. Moreover, on the 28th of August 2020 a special council meeting was held regarding the determination on date of valuation as per section 31 of Municipal Property Rates Act no. 4 of 2006.
    1. The Rustenburg LM received their new valuation roll at the end of January 2021 for implementation on the 1st July 2021 as prescribed by the MPRA.
    1. On the 2 February 2021, the North West Provincial Department compiled Section 49 (1) (a) (b) and (c) letter to advising the Municipality on compliance thereof and the consequences of non-compliance as stipulated in terms of MPRA, which was subsequently followed by Sections 8, 9 and 20 letter on the 17 March 2021 advising on the categories of rates policy and limits on annual increase of rate to be properly aligned with the property categories.
  1. 2021/22 Intervention Measures:
    1. The North West Provincial Department to continue to monitor the process to ensure smooth implementation of the General Valuation Roll on the 1st July 2021.
    2. The North West Provincial Department will closely monitor the completeness of Section 49 of the MPRA process, which also includes Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act, i.e. public participation.
    3. The North West Provincial Department to ensure that the inputs to the Rates Policy of the Municipality finds expression in line with the new valuation roll to be implemented on the 1st July 2021.
    4. There are continuous engagement session with Government Departments on debts owed to the Municipality for improved cash flow.
    5. The Rustenburg LM has been identified as one of the big city in the North West Province to be monitored and supported on the ‘Responsible Citizenry Campaign’ initiative by Government. To this end, the Municipality was engaged to start with the launch of the Campaign.
  1. Governance
    1. A Section 154 of the Constitution support package was developed for Rusternburg Municipality in 2018 when Section 100(1)(a) was invoked, currently the North West Provincial Department is in a process of reviewing the Section 154 support package that will be integrated into the draft DDM One Plan for the Bojanala District Municpality.
    2. The Provincial Department developed a dummy oversight report, together with the Municipality and provided guidance on the usage of the dummy oversight report.
    3. The Provincial Department monitored and supported the Municipality on the drafting and submission of the oversight report to the legislature, in compliance with Section 132 of the MFMA. The Municipality managed to develop the oversight report before the national lockdown. A meeting to table the report to council was scheduled for 31 March 2020, but the report only served in the council after the regulations for level 3 on Covid-19 were issued out, which lead to the Municipality submitting its oversight report as well as annual report on the 12th June 2020. Feedback on the assessment of the oversight report was issued to the Municipality.
    4. Training on how to address the Unathorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful (UIF&W) expenditure was conducted to support staff of the Municipality, as well as to the members of the MPAC, members of the Disciplinary Board and Finance Committees in collaboration with SALGA, National and Provincial Treasuries.

07 May 2021 - NW913

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of state farms have been leased to mining companies that have mining rights on the specified farms and (b) are the (i) names and (ii) locations of the families who reside on the farms?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. Thirty-one (31) “state” farms, which are located in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West are currently leased to mining companies.
  1. The context to the second part of the question is that:
    • The existing mining leases are generally a combination of old order mining rights that were known as Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights, and surface leases that have since April 1994 been concluded in terms of the State Land Disposal Act, 1961, read together with the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act, 1996.
    • The Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights were concluded in circumstances where there was no statutory requirement for consultation of people who utilise the land in the event of such land being earmarked for mining. The details of the people who were utilising the land or were entitled to utilise the land were therefore never collected at the time of the conclusion of the leases.
    • On the post April 1994 surface leases, neither the State Land Disposal Act nor the Interim Protection of Informal Rights Act require that the names and locations of the people who reside on the farms that are leased to mining companies should be collected. The Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act requires the decision to make land available for mining or any other form of land development to be taken by the majority of the holders of rights who are present or represented in a meeting that has been convened to take a resolution on that matter. This requirement implies that the list of people who attended a land rights holders resolution meeting must at least be recorded. This is consequently the only list that generally gets recorded at the time the land rights holders resolve to make the land available for mining or any other land development purpose.
    • The leased land also tends to be a common asset of large numbers of people that are spread over many villages. The necessity for recording personal information of all the people who occupy some components of leased land has just never been considered hence such information has never been collected.

07 May 2021 - NW764

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) What is the (a) annual income for the department derived from rental of the state land lease programme, (b) total number of lessees in each province and (c) name of the account where the leases are being paid into; (2) whether the (a) land reform account is being administered by the Department of Land Reform and (b) income is being ring-fenced and used for maintenance on the farms; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) R 9 640 943
  1. Please refer to the table below:

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Total

187

249

180

120

139

260

143

268

59

1 605

  1. The Proactive land Acquisition Strategy bank account.
  1. (a) Yes, the Agricultural Land Holding Account is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
  1. No, in terms of clause 16, of the State Land Lease and Disposal policy. maintenance is a lessee responsibility

07 May 2021 - NW613

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) What (a) total number of land restitution settlements involve having the land claimants forming strategic partnerships with established commercial farmers and (b) are the names of the specified projects; (2) whether she has done any assessment on the functionality of the strategic partnerships; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) There are 09 Strategic Partnership that the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) is aware of, however we are unable to provide a comprehensive number as some partnership are facilitated directly by the claimants themselves without the involvement of the Commission.

(b)

CLAIMANTS/ BENEFICIARIES

STRATEGIC PARTNER

  1. Riemvasmaak Claim – BONO

Bono Trust

  1. Steinroof-hom – Establishment of the Schamboua CPA

Steinroof-Hom Partners

  1. Khutso Naketsi Agri

NHP Pretorius

  1. Nietverdiendt Game Farming Project involving four Bahurutshe Communities

Mike Engelzakis

  1. Ebenhaeser Land Claim

VINPRO; STELLAR CELLARS;

LUTZVILLE CELLARS; TYGER BRANDS;

S.A.D (PEPSICO)

  1. Emakhasaneni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) and Manzini Estate

  1. Ntembeni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Ntembeni Royal House Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Isizwe sakwaDludla Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

(2) There has not been a unit within the department that does assessment of strategic partners. However, in developing a fit-for-purpose structure a unit dealing with post-settlement support will undertake this task.

END

07 May 2021 - NW728

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Lorimer, Ms K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

1) What total number of prospecting rights holders had their rights cancelled for not having met their obligations in terms of their approved Environmental Management Programmes; 2) Whether any other steps have been taken against non-compliance by rights holders in this regard; if not, why not; if so, 3) Whether he will furnish Mr J R B Lorimer with (a) a list indicating instances when steps and/or action was taken against non-compliance by rights holders and (b) any further relevant details; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW849E

Reply:

  1. There is no prospecting right that has been cancelled for not having met their approved EMP.
  2. Section 31L of NEMA notices were issued to Right Holders, for non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the Environmental Authorisations as well as the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998), including but not limited to failure to submit environmental audit reports, annual financial provision assessment/review and excessive dust emission amongst others. In instances where there was a significant Environmental degradation or pollution directives were issued in terms of section 28 of NEMA.

(3)(a) Yes, please see the list for 2020/201 financial year

Seq No.

Reference Number

Actions taken

1

KZN10652PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

2

KZN10635PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

3

KZN544PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

4

KZN543PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

5

KZN495PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

6

KZN491PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

7

KZN10708PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

8

KZN196PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

9

KZN601PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

10

KZN204PR

S29(b): Closure Directive

11

KZN37PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

12

KZN10338PR

S31L (NOI): Financial Provision for a renewal

13

FS 10454 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

14

FS 10453 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

15

FS 10236 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

16

FS 10235 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

17

FS 10230 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

18

FS 10205 PR

Section 31L Pre-compliance notice was issued

19

FS 10320 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

20

FS 10433 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

21

FS 10411 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

22

FS 449 PR

Instruction in terms of section 93 was issued

23

NC 11703 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

24

NC 11815 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

25

NC 12787 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

26

NC 11699 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

27

LP 11828 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

28

LP 13490 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

29

LP 11844 PR

31L Notice of NEMA Act 1998

30

WC 10262PR

Sect 31L NEMA

31

WC 10261PR

Sect 31L NEMA

32

NW 12258 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

33

NW 12230 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

34

NW 12703 PR

Sect 31L NEMA

     

07 May 2021 - NW193

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her replies to questions, (a) 176, (b) 177, (c) 178 and (d) 179 on 19 March 2020, which pertain to Parliamentary questions from 2019, she has now received the requested information; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she will furnish Mr D J Stubbe with copies of all correspondence between her office and the (a) the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and/or (b) City of Ekurhuleni requesting the information; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details? NW196E

Reply:

Honourable Stubbe, the requested information was finally obtained. Find below the reply to question 193, which is constituted of responses to previous four questions (176, 177, 178 and 179) with outstanding replies. Some of these questions, especially the electricity related questions, were comprehensively responded to at a Portfolio Committee meeting held in December 2019, when Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality was summoned to respond orally. Previous responses are attached as annexures A, B, C and D.

 

Background:

As indicated above the reply to PQ 193 is constituted of annexures A, B, C and D. With regards to the reply to PQ 176, answers for the question are contained in annexure A. In annexure B, PQ 177 is addressed. For the reply to PQ 178, answers are contained in annexure C. Finally, annexure D provides the response to PQ 179.

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/176

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 185 on 22 March 2019, (b) 186 on 22 March 2019, (c) 187 on 25 March 2019 and (d) 598 on 22 March 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW197E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187 and PQ 598 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187, and PQ 598 below.

The response to question PQ 185 is as follows:

  1. The City of Ekurhuleni’s Energy Department, implemented an approved Maintenance Plan guided by and aligned with the Department’s Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Strategy, NRS047, NRS048, NRS082, NRS089, Occupation Health and Safety Act and Regulations and NERSA license conditions.
  1. In terms of the above-mentioned Maintenance Plan, the Electricity Distribution Assets are inspected and maintained on a weekly, monthly, six monthly, yearly and two yearly basis.
  1. Please refer to (b) above.

(d) The Department utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) on which all maintenance activities are generated and maintained.

The response to question PQ 186 is as follows:

  1. The approved repairs and maintenance budget for Energy Department is as follows

2018/2019

Estimated Budget: Estimated Expenditure:

R840 million 100%

2017/2018

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R979 million 84%

2016/2017

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R943 million 92%

It should be noted that the vote number structure was changed during above mentioned financial years in order to comply with mSCOA requirements and hence the variations in the amounts indicated.

  1. The approved Operation Expenditure budget was not reduced but funding was transferred from one vote number to another in order to address specific requirements.

The response to question PQ 187 is as follows:

  1. There were two contracts in total that were awarded during 2017/18; 2018/19 and 2019/20 with winning bidders and the estimate values are specified below:

A-EE 11/2017

Appointment of a service providers for supply, delivery and off-loading of metal clad switchgear on an as when required basis for period from date of award until REDUCED period until 30 June 2018

9-Oct-17

Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Edison Power Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

A-EE 07/2017

Supply, delivery, off-loading, sampling, analyzing, purification, regeneration, management and
disposal of insulating oil (uninhibited) for transformers, control gear and switchgear - as and
when - until 30 June 2019

19-Feb-18

Silver Solutions 435 CC

R 13,428,593.33

     

Jas Engineering CC

R 6,007,666.67

     

Only-J Electrical & Construction CC

R 4,195,666.67

     

Accolade Engineers (Pty) Ltd

R 4,901,926.67

     

Wegezi Power Holdings (Pty) Ltd

R 3,089,926.67

  1. Yes, contract number A-EE 07/2017 was reduced until 30 June 2018. The attached minutes of the BAC do not specify reasons for reduction of the period.

The names of the companies that benefited from these reductions are:

  • Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd
  • Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd
  • Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Edison Power Ltd

The response to question PQ 598 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases

(b) See table below

(c) See table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Summary

Period 01 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/177

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 604 on 22 March 2019, (b) 605 on 22 March 2019, (c) 607 on 22 March 2019, (d) 32 on 5 July 2019 and (e) 129 on 5 July 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW198E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 129, PQ 604, PQ 605 and PQ 607 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 129, PQ 503, PQ 504 and PQ 505 below.

The response to question PQ 129 is as follows:

(1) (a) There is no legal prescript to conduct an audit on the armoury.  In terms of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 an annual stock register must be provided to the Central Firearm Registrar at the end of each year.

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Division FLASH (Firearms, Liquor & 2nd Goods) & CFR (Central Firearm Registry) conduct annual random inspections to confirm full compliance to the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000.

(b) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department conducted the current audit. However, the SAPS also conduct formal random inspections every year. The last SAPS Inspection took place during September 2019.

(2) (a) The audit was conducted over a lengthy period to cater for officers on shifts, leave, study- & sick leave. After the audit was completed there were no officers that did not report for the audit.

(b) No action was needed.

(3) (a) The National Police Commissioner has been informed and a national subcommittee to resolve Official Institution Firearm related issues has been established and is meeting on a regular basis. The meeting is chaired by Brig Bopape, SAPS CFR and co-chaired by Brig Spies (EMPD) on behalf of all Metro Police Depts.

(b) No action was needed against individuals as it is a National SAPS CFR Official Institution Firearm register that needs to be updated and corrected by SAPS.

(4) The EMPD is currently updating and modernising its firearm policy in order to align with various legislative prescripts.

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. What are the reasons that residents in the (a) Kempton Park and (b) Germiston areas within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are experiencing constant sporadic and unreliable refuse collection services;
  • Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.
  1. (a) in what number of instances has the municipality transgressed the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998, by failing to collect refuse once a week within seven days this calendar year,
  • Twice

(b) which areas were affected,

  • Kempton Park

(c) what are the reasons for each transgression

  • Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) what steps is the municipality taking to ensure that it provides basic services to residents according to applicable legislation?

  • That it be mentioned that it is the endeavor of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

(1) Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.

(2)  There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)  

Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair rediator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/178

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 130 on 5 July 2019, (b) 131 on 5 July 2019, (c) 187 on 5 July 2019 and (d) 239 on 1 August 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW199E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

The response to question 178 consists of replies to the following questions, PQ 130, 131 and 187, which are attached for ease of reference.

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/179

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Dr A Lotriet (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 240 on 1 August 2019, (b) 503 on 16 September 2019, (c) 504 on 16 September 2019, (d) 505 on 16 September 2019 and (e) 506 on 16 September 2019, she will furnish Dr A Lotriet with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW200E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

  1. Correspondence concerning PQ 240 is attached.
  2. Please see responses to PQ 240, PQ 503, PQ 504, PQ 505 and PQ 506 below.

The response to question PQ 240 is as follows:

(1) (a) Yes, the City has this facility, and (b) Yes, the mobile unit is fully functional.

(2) It was in use in another area.

(3) (a) N/A, (b) Our procurement process requires that we utilise the cheapest of a minimum of three quotations, and (C) The turn-around time.

(4) N/A

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.

(2) (a) Twice

(b) Kempton Park

(c) Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) That it be mentioned that it is the endeavour of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

 

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

  1. Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.
  1. There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)

 Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair radiator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The response to question PQ 506 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases
  2. See the table below
  3. See the table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

SUMMARY

Period from 1 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

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Lorimer, Ms K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether his department is taking any steps to reverse the decline of the Republic’s share of the global exploration investment, which is currently standing at 1% and decreasing; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1128E

Reply:

The Department is currently developing an Exploration Implementation Plan to enhance exploration attractiveness and will position the country to at least 3% share of the global exploration expenditure in the next 3 to 5 years.

07 May 2021 - NW39

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What are the reasons that her department has failed to deliver seeds and fertilisers to the smallholder farmers in Matatiele, as per the initial promise of her department?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The community referred to herein is Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative based in the Matatiele Local Municipality. The reasons for non-delivery of seeds and fertiliser to the smallholder farmers are that Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not apply for support in the 2020/21 cropping season. A different project by the name of Qhobosheaneng Maize Project applied and was approved for the 2020/21 cropping season for 15 ha of inputs under food security.

Qhobosheaneng Maize Project entered into an agreement to exchange the inputs with Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative without informing the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (EC DRDAR). It became a challenge to implement this exchange, because the EC DRDAR was already in the phase of distributing inputs to beneficiaries that were approved initially. Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not form part of the EC DRDAR approved plans for inputs support as they had not applied for the 2020/21 cropping season.

The Department had an agreement with Qobosheaneng and the inputs were given to Qhobosheaneng Maize Project that formed part of the initial departmental plan. Ncanywa Grain Crop Agricultural Cooperative has applied for support in August 2020 which is the application process for the 2021/22 cropping season. The application will undergo all the relevant processes for approval.

06 May 2021 - NW415

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the reasons that the SA Police Service (SAPS) used water cannons to dispeme the elderly and the disabled at the SA Social Security Agency offices in Bellville, Cape Town, on 15 January 2021; (2) whether any steps will be taken against the SAPS officers who gave orders for the use of water cannons on the elderly and the disabled?

Reply:

(1) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is not in a position to respond at this stage, as the matter is currently under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
(2) In the event that the IPID recommends that steps be taken, the SAPS will consider implementing the recommendations.

Reply to question 415 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-04

Reply to question 415 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW721

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) What extra-territorial jurisdiction does she rely on in the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, Act 7 of 2013, or powers given to her by the courts to monitor adoptive South African children living in foreign countries and (b) what mechanisms are in place to prevent human trafficking of children in foreign countries, taking into account the more than 1500 inter-country adoptions in the past 10 years?

Reply:

a) The South African courts have extra-territorial jurisdiction to prosecute acts of trafficking committed outside its borders as per section 12 (1) of the said Act.

If a person adopt a child in South Africa for the purposes of exploitation of child in a foreign country, such person is guilty of an offence as stipulated in section 4 (2) (a) of the said Act. The person can be prosecuted in South Africa regardless of whether or not the acts (trafficking) constitute an offence in the country where they were committed.

b) The South African Central Authority have put measures in place to prevent trafficking of children adopted in foreign countries by entering into inter-country adoption working agreements with those countries. These measures include post adoption services that are expected to be rendered by the accredited foreign adoption agencies for a period of five years to the children and adoptive families.

The foreign accredited adoption agencies are expected to compile post adoption reports twice in the first year then annually which are forwarded to the SA child protection organisations and the SA Central Authority. Engagements on progress are in place on the wellbeing, adjustment and functioning of children and their families.

The Central Authority and the accredited child protection organisations do visit the foreign adoption agencies, Central Authorities and adoptive families to ensure compliance to post adoption measures. During the financial year 2019/2020, some of the officials from the Central Authority and accredited CPO visited Belgium and Denmark to monitor children who were adopted.

06 May 2021 - NW541

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to section 64 (c)(2)(g) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995, whereby each Metro Police service is supposed to submit an annual plan, in which years, since its inception, did the Ekurhulenl Metro Police Service submit such plans?

Reply:

The Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng has record that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Service submitted their annual plans, for the following financial years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 201s 2o1e, 2o19 2020 and 2020/2021.

Reply to question 541 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 541 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW543

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the City of Ekurhuleni Metro Police training academy meets alt national standards as far as training facilities are concerned as set by the National Police Commissioner in accordance with section 64 (L)(1) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995; if not, (a) which aspects fail to meet the minimum national standards, (b) on what date was the last inspection of the training academy conducted and (c) what were the findings of the inspection?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)

The training academies of the Municipal Police Services are regulated by the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995) and do not resort under the responsibility or control of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Reply to question 543 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 543 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

 

 

06 May 2021 - NW905

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the relevant details of the training that has to be taken by members of the SA Police Service involved in public order policing; (2) whether there has been any change in the specified training from 1 January 1994 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The relevant details of the training, which has to be taken by members sf the South African Police Service (SAPS), involved in Public Order Policing (POP), is reflected below.

  • Crowd Management for Platoon Commanders Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management for Platoon Members Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management on Section Level.
  • RG-12 Nyala Operators Course.
  • Video Operators Course.
  • First Line Operational Manager Course, Module 2.
  • Crowd Management Refresher Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.
  • First Responder to Crowd Gathering Workshop.
  • Dangerous Weapons Act, 2013 (Act No. 15 of 2013).
  • Water Cannon Operators Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.

(2) Yes, all the training material, with regard to POP, has been revised. The details are reflected below:

06 May 2021 - NW261

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has conducted any study to find out what total number of children have been left orphaned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what interventions has she made to ensure that the specified children are not left destitute?

Reply:

No, the Department has not conducted such study. However, in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, the Department developed an Emergency Response Plan to address the needs of vulnerable children who have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The plan complements other services to orphans and vulnerable children which include psychosocial support services and social assistance in a form of social grants.

It is important to point out to the Honourable Member that the Department renders services to orphans and vulnerable irrespective of the cause of orphanhood as guided by the provisions of the Children’s Act (Act No. 38 of 2005). This is to avoid stigma and discrimination.

The department further implements Community Based Prevention and Early intervention programme to ensure early identification of orphans and vulnerable children. Others include training and deployment of Child and Youth Care Workers at a community level who work in a space of a child and support and empower children who are vulnerable and those orphaned with life skills, home works and household chores. They refer and link these children with other resources where necessary.

06 May 2021 - NW277

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What total amount has been budgeted for the operation of the Air Wing and (b) has he found the amount to be sufficient to keep it operational; (2) whether maintenance on all aircraft is done in accordance to applicable regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) aircraft and (b) maintenance plan for each?

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of R86 743 000,00 has been budgeted for the operation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing .

(1)(b) Yes, the amount is sufficient to keep it operational.

  1. Yes, the aircraft are maintained in accordance to applicable regulations. (2)(a) The relevant details of the aircraft, are as follows:
    • 13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters
    • 1 x BK 117 helicopter

a    1 x Beechcraft King Air 90

  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters
  • 9 x Pilatus PC 6
  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12

(2)(b) The relevant details of the maintenance plan for each aircraft, are as follows: o           13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters are maintained by SOFOMAR.

  • 1 x BK 117 helicopter is maintained by Airbus Helicopter, Southern Africa.
  • 1 x Beechcraft King Air 90 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

a 9 x Pilatus PC 6’s- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

 

Reply to question 277 recommended/

 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-04

Reply to question 277 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

05 May 2021 - NW946

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Ms B M van Minnen (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises: (a) What are the reasons that a certain person at Eskom (details furnished) has been suspended as the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has been informed and (b) for what allegations is he being investigated?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) and (b)

The CPO, Solly Tshitangano, is suspended pending the finalisation of a disciplinary hearing. Broadly speaking, the CPO is facing the following charges:

  • gross misconduct in the form of gross dereliction of duty and/or a failure to exercise due care;
  • gross misconduct in the form of gross dishonesty;
  • gross negligence in the performance of his duties;
  • failure to carry out instructions;
  • breaching the conditions of his suspension;
  • distributing confidential Eskom documents to a third party;
  • making any false statement or representation that relates to, or ensues from, his duties;
  • disclosing confidential information obtained in the course of his duties to third parties;
  • breaching Eskom’s procurement and supply chain management procedure; and
  • breaching his fiduciary and statutory duties as set out in the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999.

05 May 2021 - NW824

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with phase one of the vaccine roll-out process targeting frontline healthcare workers, entities that fall under his department have devised any vaccine roll-out strategies for their employees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from ALEXKOR

a) The four (4) frontline healthcare workers, employees at the Alexkor Occupational health Department, have been registered on the National Department of Health Electronic Vaccine Data System. Currently all vaccines are being coordinated and supplied by the NDOH.

Dr Vaughan was contacted on 13 March 2021 to inform him that the vaccination roll-out will start with the general practitioners in the district.

Dr Vic Vaughan

Occupational Medical Practitioner

Have been registered under Nababeep Clinic, Namaqua District.

George Richards

Occupational Health Nursing Practitioner

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

Karl Adams

Emergency Care Technician

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

Teschwill Matthys

Basic Ambulance Assistant

Have been registered under Alexanderbaai Clinic, Namaqua District.

SMS confirmation 02 March 2021

According to the information received from DENEL

Denel’s workers are not classified as frontline workers therefore, the SOC does not have a vaccine roll-out plan for this category of workers.

According to the information received from ESKOM

Eskom has a COVID-19 Vaccine strategy and roll-out plan that is aligned to the national vaccine strategy. As part of phase 1, Eskom frontline health care workers have registered on the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) and await to be vaccinated.

Attached is the Eskom COVID-19 vaccine strategy and roll-out plan. It outlines the process to vaccinate employees and contract workers.

According to the information received from SAFCOL

SAFCOL has 3 517 employees (including permanent employees, fixed term employees and contractors) as at February 2021. SAFCOL employees are not frontline workers and are therefore not affected in phase one of the national vaccine rollout process.

Subject to resolution of challenges, relating to financing of vaccines and medical skills constraints at the two clinics owned by SAFCOL, SAFCOL’s vaccine rollout plan is cognisant of the fact that Government will source, distribute and oversee the rollout of the vaccine. Furthermore, that Government, as the sole purchaser of vaccines, will distribute it to provincial governments and the private sector. Consequently, SAFCOL’s roll-out plan will be aligned to the Government roll-out plan as and when the relevant phases are announced. SAFCOL will implement the vaccination programme following a phased approach as detailed in the roll-out plan below.

Phase 1 - Rollout for SAFCOL.

(Phase one for SAFCOL will be implemented when the Government implement its phase two. SAFCOL will include the following employees)

Phase 2 - Rollout for SAFCOL

(Phase two for SAFCOL. For SAFCOL will be implemented when the Government implement its phase three. SAFCOL will include the following employees)

Every employee over 60 years and those over 18 years with co-morbidities.

Every employee older than 18 years, who were not covered during Phase 1, targeting the entire workforce.

Production workers and employees who cannot work from home.

 

Change and Stakeholder Management

  • SAFCOL employees are educated on the vaccine and are encouraged to be vaccinated to ensure the success of the programme.
  • SAFCOL’s existing COVID-19 communications and wellness programmes have commenced with communications around vaccine rollout to the limited extent possible at this point in time. Clear communication will continuously emphasise the fact that all employees’ personal wishes to receive the vaccine (or not), will be respected with no adverse impacts in terms of the employment relationship.
  • Onsite consultation with union and contractors will be encouraged.

Risk Management Strategy

  • The rollout plan will start gradually with small groups of employees, to manage implementation risk.
  • Employee consent/participation forms will be implemented through the clinics to keep accurate records that will inform evaluation on the impact of the vaccine rollout programme and any improvement decisions required over time.

According to the information from SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

South African Airways does not have a roll-out strategy.

According to the information received from SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS

Not applicable. The SOC is under provisional liquidation.

According to the information received from TRANSNET

1. Transnet does not have any healthcare workers who are classified as 1a frontline health care workers as per Government’s classification and roll-out phases. However, Transnet does have healthcare workers who are classified as category 1b and has ensured that this category of employees are registered on the EVDS (Electronic Vaccine Data System) in preparation for their round of vaccinations.

2. Transnet does have an approach to ensure the roll-out of vaccinations for its employees and has segmented its employee’s according to Government’s Three (3) Phase roll-out plan. The Transnet Occupational Health Clinics are also being equipped for vaccinations to be administered to all Transnet employees.

05 May 2021 - NW841

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to Eskom’s De Wilge Residential Development Project in respect of which the costs ballooned from R160 million to R840 million, what (a) Are names of the service providers who were contracted to build the flats and (b) Is the breakdown of the amount that was paid to each of them; (2) Whether anyone has been held accountable for the wasteful expenditure; if not, why not; if so, (a) Who and (b) What action was taken against them? NW1002E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

  1. (a) and (b)

The Wilge Residential Development contract was awarded at R 260.46 million for the completion of 336 unit-flats by December2013. Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) was contracted to build the flats.

The cost incurred to date is R 632.64 million on the development of the flats paid to Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) and an additional R 209.23 million on common infrastructure and related work paid to other service providers as set out in Table 1 below. The total amount that was paid to service providers was R 841.87 million.

Table 1: Other service providers for services and supporting infrastructure work

Service provider (a)

Contracted service

Total value (b)

BKS-PALACE CONSORTIUM

Engineering services

R   55 968 777.66

Emalahleni Planning

Municipality planning

R          28 377.72

ENSafrica

Legal services

R 7 248 484.67

Eskom Rotek Industries (ERI)

Kitchen and electrical network

R 16 935 475.64

Fabricated Steel Manufacturing Company

Kitchen building

R     4 525 945.94

Huntrex 116

Security

R     2 434 485.77

Liviero Wilge Accommodation

Accommodation during construction

R   40 632 852.63

Service Provider (a)

Contracted Service

Total Value (b)

Mbanga Trading Enterprise

Kitchen equipment

R     3 558 621.64

Moremantsa

Furniture

R 17 224 340.00

MRMS

Pump station and water/sewer pipelines

R 15 530 657.37

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Background checks

R 30 168.00

Sphilasethu Security Services

Security

R     1 719 999.60

Thabelo Personnel

Labour broker resources

R 3 826 293.96

Themba Consultants

Engineering services and labour broker resources

R   24 781 473.44

Thusanang Cast

Kitchen

R   11 572 419.18

Ukwazi

Electrical repairs to 22kV supply

R          58 495.29

Unyokane Trading Enterprise

Security

R     2 342 900.00

Zitholele Consulting

Water use licence for pipelines

R 808 042.80

Total

 

R 209 227 811.31

2 (a) and (b)

In 2019, Eskom instituted disciplinary action against the General Manager of Facilities of which the Wilge Project is part. The disciplinary process was concluded in January 2020 and the General Manager was found guilty and subsequently, Eskom terminated his employment.

Eskom has initiated a legal process recovering moneys from the General Manager concerned.

Eskom is currently concluding disciplinary process on an additional implicated employee, this process is at an advance stage

05 May 2021 - NW939

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether, with reference to the accommodation building that was built at the Kusile Power Station by a certain company (name furnished) with an estimated contract worth R160 million, an (a) official quote was submitted and (b) agreement was entered into with the specified company for the construction of the units; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether an addendum was added to the agreement in terms of additional work that was required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3)(a) what was the total monetary value of the contract, (b) who was responsible for managing the contract and (c) was there a time frame put in place in terms of penalties imposed if the time frames were not met; (4) whether the (a) plans, engineering compliances and bill of quantities submitted and approved by the local authority and (b) final inspections and electrical compliances were carried out by local authorities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details (5) whether the project was inspected and a certificate issued by the National Home Builders Registration Council in terms of inspection; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom:

(1)(a)

An open tender process was followed and twenty-four (24) companies submitted tenders.

(1)(b)

On 3 July 2012, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited awarded a contract (4600046997) to Liviero Wilge Joint Venture (LWJV) for the construction of 336 units on erf 165 Wilge Township (enquiry number PS(K)2011/UR/01). The duration of the contract was 18 months and the accepted contract price was R226 485 875.455 excluding value-added tax (VAT) and cost price adjustment (CPA).

(2)

The following modifications were approved by the relevant delegated authorities:

 

Modification No.

Approval Date

Approved Contract Value

Reasons for Change

Approval Authority

0

3 May 2012

R226 485 875

Initial approval

R300m Procurement Tender Committee (PTC)

1

8 May 2013

R264 795 470

Inclusion of project labour agreement

R300m PTC

2

10 December 2013

R264 795 470

Labour and design issues

Extension of time, no cost

R50m – R300m PTC

3

25 July 2014

R264 795 470

Legal dispute, time extension, no cost

R50m – R300m PTC

4

25 March 2015

R388 249 150

First addendum condonation

Exco Procurement Sub-Committee (PSC)

5

28 June 2016

R447 749 277

Memorandum of understanding

Exco PSC

6

4 August 2017

R608 879 139

Termination cost

Board tender committee

Final

9 May 2018

R600 480 000 (excl. cost price adjustment)

Adjudication outcome

 

(3)(a)

Initially, the total contract monetary value was R226,5 million and the final monetary value at

adjudication was R600,48 million (excluding cost price adjustment).

(3)(b)

Mr. Reuben Mamorare, General Manager for Group Capital Division Facilities.

(3)(c)

Delay damages for sectional completion were included in the contract at 0.04% per day, calculated as a percentage of the prices at the date of contract award. The deadline for Section 1 that included blocks C, D, E and F was 30 September 2013 and the deadline for Section 2 that included blocks A, B, G, H and I was 13 December 2012. However, no penalties were imposed on the contractor.

(4)(a)

The required documents for the rezoning, and building permission was submitted to the Local authorities and approved.

(4)(b)

Final inspection for occupation certificates and electrical compliance by the local authority Was not completed due to termination of the contract.

(5)

The development was enrolled with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) and certificates were issued. The development was suspended before final inspections for relevant certifications were done.

05 May 2021 - NW922

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

How does he intend to recoup wasted and fruitless expenditure running into millions of Rands from the failed accommodation block that was constructed for workers at the Kusile Power Station?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom is in the process of quantifying the losses incurred and the parties against whom legal actions should be taken. Counsel has been engaged to advise on the merits of intended action.

05 May 2021 - NW938

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) financial bearing has Denel received from their export partners in the past two financial years, (b) does Denel expect in the coming financial year, (c) new business opportunities are expected to be executed in the coming financial year, (d) is the financial outcome of the specified opportunities, (e) contracts has Denel got with the United Nations and (f) is the monetary value of each contract?

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel:

a)Denel does not have export partners.

b) Not applicable

c) This is commercially sensitive information. However, as part of the restructuring and transformation of Denel, the Board and management are making every effort to both improve marketing and production. This will take time to accomplish. The loss of Intellectual property, skilled staff to foreign interests and general negligence of previous boards have had a severe impact on Denel.

d) This is commercially sensitive information.

e) None

f) None

05 May 2021 - NW945

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the latest steps that he and/or his department is taking to recoup the R28 billion municipal debt currently owed to Eskom as revealed by the latest annual report?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom continues with its debt management processes which included the issuing of debt summons, attachment of assets and bank accounts if required. Eskom is also pursuing the dispute mechanisms as defined in the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act and creates awareness of the role of various government departments in the resolution of the arrear debt. Eskom also engages stakeholders via the Eskom Political Task Team and Multi-disciplinary Revenue Committee in seeking resolution to the Municipal debt problem.

Eskom is also embarking on a municipal active partnering programme whereby services are offered to struggling municipalities to assist with electricity reticulation, distribution and revenue collection with the purpose of sustainably improving the electricity value chain, thereby securing payment for the electricity supplied to end consumers of the municipality. A focused intergovernmental approach is also being followed with special intervention in Maluti a Phofung by the Deputy President who has established a task team to track progress on the implementation of these initiatives in the municipality.

05 May 2021 - NW937

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     What (a) has Denel currently got on its order book and (b) does it amount to? (2) Whether Denel has formed equity partners; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, who are the partners? (3)(a) Who are the current export partners of Denel and (b) what percentage do they have within their market? NW1104E

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel:

(1)(a) Export and domestic contract for various product lines

(1)(b) Over R11 billion

(2) Denel has not entered into any strategic equity partnership in recent time. The last strategic equity partnership that Denel established was 9 years ago when it entered into strategic joint venture with Tawazun Dynamics of the United Arab Emirates. The Board is in the process of reviewing Denel overall strategy, which includes the position on strategic equity partnerships.

(3)(a) Denel does not have export partners. The entity exports according to its contractual obligations it has to its customers.

(3)(b) Not applicable.

 

05 May 2021 - NW734

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)       Whether, with regard to the court order obtained in August 2020 that Denel must pay all salaries in arrears, the salaries have now been paid; if not, what are the (a) reasons that Denel failed to comply with the specified court order and (b) consequences of being in contempt of court for Denel; if so, (2) Whether the salaries have been paid in full; if not, (a) why not, (b) which salaries have not been paid as yet and (c) what are the amounts of the outstanding salaries; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Denel

1. The employees’ salaries for the period May to July 2020 have not been paid in full. Even though the quantum of the outstanding payments has reduced, there is still an outstanding portion:

a) The reason for Denel’s failure to comply with the Court Order is that Denel does not have the money to comply with the outstanding financial obligations in terms of the court order.

b) The consequence of Denel being in contempt of court is that if it were to be found to be guilty of contempt, the court may impose a fine or imprisonment and/or both. The court has since given its judgement (dated 8 March 2021) and Denel and its directors have for now not been found to be in contempt of court.

c) The court has, however, not dismissed the application and has postponed these proceedings and to require Denel to file an affidavit on a date prior to the reconvened hearing to report further progress towards full compliance with the court order.

2. The salaries have not been paid in full.

a) The salaries have not been paid in full due to Denel’s financial inability to effect payment.

b) Please refer to the attached Spreadsheet marked Annexure A.

  • The spreadsheet addresses outstanding salary payments and third party payments (money deducted to pay 3rd party beneficiaries) in respect of Solidarity and UASA’s members, for whom the court order applies and for the rest of employees excepted by the court order.

c) nRefer to point (b) above.

d) Solidarity and UASA have since obtained warrants of execution totaling an amount of R12,7 Million and for which Denel in proposing a stay of execution while the parties engage in finding an amicable solution.

There are constructive engagements taking place between the Board and management of Denel and the trades unions, with a view to obtaining consensus on resolving the crises faced by Denel due to state capture and to ensure the wellbeing of employees.