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15 December 2020 - NW2830

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Health

What measures has he put in place to reduce patients’ waiting time at Brits District Hospital in Madibeng, North West?

Reply:

After realizing that there are problems of patients waiting time at Brits hospital in Madibeng, North West Province, an intervention team was deployed by the Administrator on 29.10.2020. Tet ream identified issues for intervention and implementation:

  • The long waiting time could be attributed to the fact that the hospital does not have the gateway clinic, as it is the center of the town. Long-term plan is to develop a Gateway Clinic at Brits Hospital to relieve the load of non-urgent or minor cases self-referring to the hospital.
  • There was poor management of the Outpatients which contributed to the delay in attending to them and thus increasing the waiting time.
  • Implementation of the Integrated Clinical Services Management approach;
  • Uni-directional patient flow to be mapped out and introduced which includes screening and sorting of patients;
  • Use of a queue marshall to improve patient movement;
  • Introduction of a patient appointment system to decrease long waiting times.
  • Casualty
  • Appropriate triage protocol to be followed to avoid patient waiting in wrong queues or a delay in attending to the serious patients.
  • The clinicians will be allocated based on rosters which was developed as a response to identified needs and peak times.

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15 December 2020 - NW2778

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, given that the procurement of goods and services related to COVID-19 outside the normal procurement procedures according to section 27(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, has led to various expenditures that are under investigation and suspicion, and with reference to 14 March 2014 when his department sent the first group of repatriates from Wuhan, China, to a five-star hotel in Limpopo at a cost of R11 million for 112 people for 14 days, he has found that his department has set a poor example regarding doing business in this kind of manner; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether he is willing to take responsibility for the COVID-19 corruption that happened in his department throughout each province; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The National Department of Health followed an established acquisition method for emergency state of affairs. Paragraph 8.1 and 8.2 of the National Treasury’s SCM Instruction Note 03 of 2016/17 on Prevention and Combating Abuse in the Supply Chain Management Systems states the following:

“8.1 The Accounting Officer/Accounting Authority must only deviate from inviting competitive bids in cases of emergency and sole supplier status. 8.2. An emergency may occur when there is a serious and unexpected situation that poses an immediate risk to the health, life, property and environment which calls an agency to action and there is insufficient time to invite competitive bids.”

The Covid-19 is a worldwide pandemic, hence the declaration of National State of Disaster earlier this year. Various activities had to be conducted by the country to curb the spread of the virus, which amongst others, included the repatriation of South Africans from different countries. Due to the City of Wuhan being declared as the epicentre of the virus, the South African Government prioritised the repatriation of its citizens that were either studying, working or had travelled to China for various reasons. A process was followed by the Department in conjunction with the South African National Defence Force to identify the most appropriate site for quarantine of the repatriates from Wuhan, China. The repatriation followed immediately after the closure of most businesses. Based on limited knowledge of the virus at the time, not all businesses (in this case accommodation facilities) were willing to take the risk of accommodating people whose status was unknown as well as the consequences that their business would have suffered thereafter. Eighty-four (84) facilities were considered for quarantine of which six (6) were inspected across the country and two (2), namely The Ranch Hotel and Black Mountain Resorts, were deemed suitable due to weather conditions, which was amongst other considerations.

Both facilities were found willing to take the risk associated with Covid-19 and to accommodate SA Citizens who were repatriated. The quotation received from Black Mountain Resorts was however considered exorbitant and The Ranch Hotel was a preferred supplier. The National Department of Health therefore followed the emergency acquisition method in procuring services to accommodate repatriated SA Citizens from Wuhan as indicated in the extract of Instruction Note 3 of 2016/17 quoted above. This was an urgent situation with serious pressures arising Wuhan with our South African citizens in Wuhan regarding food, physical and mental health as well as great deal of stress and anguish by the parents back home. We then entered into negotiations with the owners of the Ranch for emergency procurement as our repatriates were returning within the same week.

It must further be noted that the main objective of the Minister and the Department at the time was to prioritise the lives of South Africans who were distressed and facing a highly infectious virus in China, hence the followed procurement method in securing proper accommodation for them while waiting for their Covid-19 test results.

Based on the above clarification, the Minister we have not found that the National Department of Health has set a poor example by doing business in this kind of manner as the Department followed an approved method as per prescripts in procuring services of this nature.

2. Provincial Departments of Health either as provinces are classified as autonomous levels of government according to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Provinces have their own MECs, accounting Officers and Supply Chain Management Systems which are guided by Provincial Treasuries and National Treasury. Provincial Departments therefore run their own procurement processes independently from the National Department of Health. If there are any alleged non-compliance issues from Provinces, it is expected that Provincial Accounting Officers will conduct an investigation and take appropriate actions where necessary. These investigations will also involve the use of various Law Enforcement Agencies and the National Department of Health will be updated of any progress by the Provincial Departments.

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15 December 2020 - NW2828

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

What is his department doing to ensure that children living with a disability who live far from hospital facilities receive treatment?

Reply:

Most health and rehabilitation services for children with disabilities are provided at fixed health facilities including Primary Health Care facilities (clinics and community health centres) and hospitals. Children with disabilities are assessed and, based on the outcome of the assessment, provided with appropriate therapy and assistive devices where required.

Where children need to be referred to receive specialised services at a higher level of care, referrals are made either through emergency medical services (e.g. ambulance) or more usually through Planned Patient Transport (PPT).

The Department of Health is also committed to bringing services closer to children. Strategies to achieve this include:

  • Specialised clinicians and allied health/rehabilitation professionals provide specialised outreach services at primary health care facilities.
  • At household and community level Ward Based Primary Health Care Outreach Teams screen and refer children to local clinics.
  • Provision of outreach services through Primary Health Care and specialised mobiles (such as dental mobiles or optometric mobiles).
  • Non-governmental organisations provide community based rehabilitation services including home based services on behalf of the Department of Health.
  • The Department of Health also collaborates with the Department of Social Development to ensure that eligible children receive social grants, and are able to access other social services.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2744

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What programmes is his department running to ensure that children with learning disabilities in rural and/or township areas receive adequate health and/or medical services that are at the disposal of his department and (b) how does his department ensure that those who live far from hospitals with specialist facilities also receive assistance that is able to reach them at their point of need and with ease?

Reply:

a) Health facilities throughout the country implement a number of programmes and strategies which aim to ensure that children remain healthy, and reach their full developmental potential. These services are all free of charge and include:

 

  • Well Child/Early Childhood Development (ECD) services
  • Expanded Programme in Immunisation (EPI)
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) including provision of paediatric HIV services.
  • Child nutrition services 
  • Specialist services: these include rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, oral health, eye care and mental health
  • Adolescent and Youth Health services
  • Mass media campaigns especially the Side-by-Side campaign which aims to support parents and other caregivers to provide all aspects of care that children require.

The Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) is implemented jointly with the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The ISHP provides onsite screening services to school-going children once during each of the four educational phases, (foundation phase (Gr R-3), intermediate phase (Gr 4-6), senior phase (Gr 7-9) and Further Education and Training (FET) (Gr 10-12). This focuses primarily on identifying health barriers to learning, as well as identifying children who have or are at risk for long-term health, psychosocial or other problems. Additional individual assessments, offered by a professional nurse, should also be offered to all learners who are repeating grades or at the request of an educator, parent or at the request of the learner/self-referral.

The Department of Health also works with the Department of Social Development to ensure that eligible children receive social grants, and are able to access other social services.

b) Whilst some specialist services are only provided at hospital levels, efforts have been made to expand provision of services at primary health care levels. Such efforts include appointment of District Clinical Specialist Teams, ensuring that all primary health care facilities are visited by doctors and allocating therapists who are completing their community service to primary health care facilities.

Where learners are identified as requiring health and other services that cannot be provided on-site through routine school health services, outreach services are provided through specialised school health mobiles.

In areas where specialised mobiles are not operating, learners are referred to fixed facilities including PHC clinics, community health centres (CHCs) and hospitals. Plans are in place to ensure that learners are seen at appropriate times (i.e. in the afternoon or during the school holidays). These arrangements must be made with the facility prior to the screening of learners.

Services may also be provided using existing mobile services, both PHC mobiles and specialised mobiles (such as dental mobiles or optometric mobiles). These services may be provided by DOH employees or by other providers on a regular or intermittent basis (e.g. services provided by NGOs or by professional societies on a voluntary basis). The Department of Social Development (DSD) is responsible for assisting learners to access services, particularly providing transport to accessing services where financial barriers exist.

Data and indicators regarding screening of learners is available at all levels of care, however DBE has data on learners with learning disabilities per grade, gender and type of disability as the custodian of providing learning and teaching to all learners. This is provided in line with the 2014 Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) policy, which provides a standardised programme for all learners who require additional support to enhance inclusion in schools.

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15 December 2020 - NW2833

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health

What programme does his department have in place to assist persons living with albinism to access skin treatment medication?

Reply:

The Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and Essential Medicines List (EML), are the foundation of appropriate medicine use in South Africa. Review of medicines by the National Essential Medicines List Committee (NEMLC) for inclusion on the Essential Medicine List (EML) is based on priority conditions in the country and takes into consideration the clinical need, evidence of efficacy, quality, safety, affordability and implications for practice.

The current edition (2018) of the Primary Health Care STGs and EML includes a Guideline for albinism and recommends the use of sunscreens with a high sun protection factor (SPF) of between 20 and 230 for adequate protection. Sunscreen is therefore on the Essential Medicines List and can be accessed at all levels of care. Sunscreen products can be purchased by provinces off the current National Contract (HP08-20120SSP).

Monitoring of the availability of essential medicines at a national level, including sunscreen for use in albinism, is done through the Affordable Medicines Directorate’s (AMD) National Surveillance Centre (NSC).

The review of the EML is dynamic and ongoing, with disorders/medicines being reviewed continuously based on factors such as the changing clinical need, change in clinical evidence, price of medicines etc. Hence any additional requirements for the management of albinism is considered on an ongoing basis as the clinical need arises.

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15 December 2020 - NW2725

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Gwarube, Ms S to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) is the vacancy rate for specialised medical personnel in each (i) province and (ii) category of specialised medical personnel and (b) number of vacancies are there in each category of specialised medical personnel in each province?

Reply:

According to information drawn from the PERSAL System as on 30 October 2020, the overall vacancy rate for Medical Specialists in the Public Health Sector is 0.9%. The table below reflects the (a) vacancy rate in each (i) province and (ii) not per the categories of specialized medical personnel (Information not captured as such on the PERSAL System) and (b) number of overall vacancies of specialized medical personnel in each province.

Provincial Departments of Health have been requested to provide categories of Medical Specialists in each province since the information cannot be drawn from the PERSAL System and the information will be shared as soon as received.

Medical Specialist as at October 2020

Filled / Vacant

% Vacancy Rate

Province

Health Professions

Filled

Vacant

Grand Total

 

Eastern Cape

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

3

0

3

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 2

2

0

2

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

106

1

107

0.9

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

32

0

32

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

16

0

16

0.0

 

Medical Specialist(Senior)L12

2

0

2

0.0

Total

 

161

1

162

0.6

Free State

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

1

0

1

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 2

1

0

1

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 3

1

0

1

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

87

0

87

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

13

0

13

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

14

0

14

0.0

Total

 

117

 

117

0.0

Gauteng

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

5

0

5

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 2

3

0

3

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

495

3

498

0.6

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

196

1

197

0.5

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

162

2

164

1.2

Gauteng Total

 

861

6

867

0.7

KwaZulu Natal

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

2

0

2

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

297

1

298

0.3

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

129

1

130

0.8

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

121

1

122

0.8

Total

 

549

3

552

0.5

Limpopo Province

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

2

0

2

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

41

3

44

6.8

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

10

0

10

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

13

0

13

0.0

Total

 

66

3

69

4.3

Mpumalanga

Medical Specialist (Sessions)

2

0

2

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

1

0

1

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

10

0

10

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

17

0

17

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

11

0

11

0.0

Total

 

41

0

41

0.0

North West

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

1

0

1

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

55

4

59

6.8

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

10

0

10

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

16

1

17

5.9

Total

 

82

5

87

5.7

Northern Cape

Medical Specialist Grade 1

15

0

15

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

9

0

9

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

3

0

3

0.0

Total

 

27

0

27

0.0

Western Cape

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 1

29

0

29

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 2

31

0

31

0.0

 

Medical Specialist (Sub-Speciality) Grade 3

56

0

56

0.0

 

Medical Specialist Grade 1

310

5

315

1.6

 

Medical Specialist Grade 2

157

1

158

0.6

 

Medical Specialist Grade 3

196

0

196

0.0

Total

 

779

6

785

0.8

Grand Total

 

2683

24

2707

0.9

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2749

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Health

In light of the fact that the Connie Vorster Hospital in Hartswater, in the Northern Cape has a shortage of staff and patients cannot get help on time, while it also caters for Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp and Pampierstad and at times Warrenton (details furnished), on what date is it envisaged that his department will assist the specified hospital to be able to operate at full capacity to ensure that patients get the help they want without delays?

Reply:

According to the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Health, the Compensation of Employee budget has been cut by R276 million in the adjustment budget, thus the Department’s plans for the full operationalization of hospitals (including Connie Vorster Hospital) could not be implemented.

Nevertheless, in line with a path towards the full implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) in the Province, District hospitals in the Province have been established as the Centre of our CUPS. As a result, Connie Vorster Hospital is designated to be the Main Health Facility for the Phokwane and Magareng CUP which will include Pampierstad, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater and Warrenton.

Even though it is envisaged that Connie Vorster Hospital will be NHI ready by 2026, an improvement Plan for the Hospital that includes the establishment of a proper Management Structure has already been set in motion. Currently, a Nursing Service Manager as well as a Clinical Manager have been appointed. Again in the past few months 6 Sessional Nurses have been sourced to assist the Hospital to improve service delivery. 

There is further recruitment process underway to fill another 8 vacant funded clinical posts and 6 non-clinical posts on contract basis. It is envisaged that they will commence duty by January 2021.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2834

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department is planning to launch a community awareness programme to educate communities on diabetes; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, there is a comprehensive campaign that is inclusive of HIV, TB and NCD. It is known as Cheka iMpilo National Wellness Campaign, which seeks to enable early diagnosis and treatment of HIV, TB, STI, diabetes, and hypertension, through stimulating health seeking behaviour, specifically in under-tested high-risk groups. The campaign was launched by the Deputy President, David Mabuza in 2018. Further, annually during the month of November to mark the World diabetes day, the Department together with its partners intensify education on Diabetes using various media platforms.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2743

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

In view of the oversight to Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital which revealed that eight wards in the hospital require refurbishment, and that his department is well aware of the situation but has to date not caused the refurbishment to materialise, by what date will the refurbishment of the eight wards be done, excluding the 300 bed project which was meant to be completed in August for COVID-19 response?

Reply:

a) Wards 1 to 8 at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital that were earmarked for refurbishments were successfully refurbished and currently fully operational. Below are the dates of occupation achieved for each of the wards:

Ward 1: 13 July 2020

Ward 2: 08 July 2020

Ward 3: 31 July 2020

Ward 4: 28 August 2020

Ward 5: 13 July 2020

Ward 6: 08 July 2020

Ward 7: 28 August 2020

Ward 8: 28 August 2020

b) The refurbishment project was done at a cost of R186,000,000.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2773

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Marawu, Ms TL to ask the Minister of Health

(1)In light of the recent announcement that the next steps of the National Health Insurance (NHI) are ready to be implemented as early as February 2021 and given the already overwhelmed healthcare system, how does he envisage the proposed Comprehensive Scheme by the NHI to serve South Africans first; (2) with the increased taxes that will be paid by South Africans towards the specified plan, how will he ensure that South Africans will benefit first, as opposed to the current system that seemingly favours non-citizens over the lives of South Africans who are left unable to access healthcare that they are eligible to receive from the State?

Reply:

1. The full implementation of NHI is dependent on the finalisation of the Bill. The envisaged timelines in finalising the Bill have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The public hearings have also been delayed as result of the restrictions that had to be implemented as part of the National Disaster Management response to manage the pandemic nationwide. While it is acknowledged that the health system has faced several challenges over the years, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still farfetched to indicate that the system is overwhelmed. It may suffer pressures in some instances, for instance due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 infections and the number of patients needing to be admitted and treated in some provinces and districts.

In recognition of the challenges facing the health system and as part of the initiatives to holistically address them, the Department of Health has developed and is implementing several interrelated interventions. The focus of these interventions includes:

a) Strengthening community level health care delivery platform

Primary health care(PHC) as a bed-rock of the system and that provides an accessible, cost-effective and sustainable platform for the speedy realisation of universal health coverage. Our efforts in this area focus on initiatives directed at strengthening community mobilisation in health promotion, improved screening, disease prevention, rehabilitation and early treatment of disease. An expansive network of Community Health Workers serving a catchment population will be linked to support the delivery of PHC services in our communities. This has been so especially during screening and contact-tracing that has been implemented to manage the spread of theCOVID-19 epidemic at the local level. A well-organised referral system to support the delivery of PHC services through referral to our clinics is being implemented. The Ideal Clinic and Integrated School Health Programmes have been implemented to strengthen the PHC platform.

b) Improving the health systems health information systems

Over the past few years, the NHI information systems capacity has been augmented, strengthened, and dramatically improved. The investments made in these improvements will all remain and enhance the capability of the department to manage the health system into the future.  We have also established a patient registry through the deployment of the Health Patient Registration System in our PHC facilities and public hospitals. The National Department of Health in response to the stipulation of Section 74 (1) and (2) of the National Health Act has established structures and process with key stakeholders for the coordination of health data and information. The Health Normative Standards for Interoperability have been completed after wide consultation. The Department has already done work on the Health Patient Registration System using a single patient identifier. The system has been rolled out in several facilities for piloting.

c) Health infrastructure delivery

One of the NDP Implementation goals is to build health infrastructure for effective service delivery. The Department has developed a 10-year national health infrastructure plan to improve health facility planning to ensure construction of appropriate health facilities on a sustainable basis. Healthcare infrastructure will focus on the provision of new hospitals, CHC’s, clinics and maintenance, upgrading of established facilities that needs to be expedited to improve citizen’s access to more advance healthcare facilities. The Department is also implementing a programme to address health infrastructure backlogs as part of the preparation for the accelerated roll-out of NHI. The COVID-19 pandemic experience has necessitated the need to improve our health technology and equipment such as oxygen reticulation, ICU equipment and increasing our bed capacity through field hospitals. This will also contribute to job creation and stimulating economic growth and transformation of the construction sector. We believe that this health infrastructure programme will improve public confidence in the public health care system.

d) Human resources

In terms of improving health system capacity, one of the core areas we are focusing on is to address the human resources gaps in the system with finality. We are pleased that between the period January to July 2020, Medical Interns and Community Service Personnel were allocated to existing Statutory Posts. It is further expected that an additional number of these personnel will be allocated in January 2021.This increase in the number of staff employed in critical posts in the health sector indicates a positive step that the national and provincial departments are taking to prioritise and meet the health needs of South Africans in line with the progressive realisation of the right to health as enshrined in the Constitution.

It is important to note that all these interventions are already being implemented to ensure consistency with the global vision that health care should be seen as a social investment and not be subject to market trading as a mere commodity.

2. Funding for NHI will not be from increased taxes, but rather from the strategic reprioritisation of healthcare financing resources that are already available in the health sector. These details are outlined in Chapter 10 of the NHI Bill which provides details outlining the chief sources of funding that will be utilised to finance the NHI implementation programme.

South African citizens will benefit from NHI as outlined in Chapter 2 section 4 which provides the details on how the population (including non-citizens) will be covered informed by the functions of the Health Benefits Advisory Committee.

Non-citizens also provided for in line with international obligations. Chapter 2 of the Bill emphasises the population coverage criteria and how South Africans will be prioritised, how their rights as users will be protected and provided for within the NHI set up, how costs associated to accessing and utilising services will be covered and which comprehensive healthcare services they will be entitled to.

Our plans to implement NHI reflect the kind of society we wish to live in: one based on the values of social solidarity, equity, justice and fairness. It is for this very reason that these values are enshrined in the White Paper on NHI as well as the NHI Bill that is currently before Parliament.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2843

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What is the vacancy rate at each (a) public clinic and (b) hospital in terms of each (i) vacant position, (ii) salary level and (iii) name of the clinic?

Reply:

a) There is an overall 12% vacant posts in Clinics. The table below reflects a summary of the PERSAL report on the vacancy rate in Clinics. A detailed report on the vacancy rate in clinics in terms of vacant position, post salary level and names of the Clinic is attached as Annexure 1

Summary of vacancy rate in Clinic's as at October 2020

% Vacancy rate

Province

Clinic's

 

Eastern Cape

CLINIC

17%

 

GATEWAY CLINICS

20%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

28%

Eastern Cape Total

 

18%

Gauteng

CLINIC

6%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC

100%

Gauteng Total

 

6%

KwaZulu Natal

CLINIC

15%

 

GATEWAY CLINICS

14%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

14%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC

13%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC A (8HOURS 5DAYS)

13%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC B (12HOURS 7DAYS)

12%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC C (24HOURS 7DAYS)

14%

KwaZulu Natal Total

 

13%

Mpumalanga

CLINIC

9%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

13%

Mpumalanga Total

 

9%

North West

CLINIC

31%

 

GATEWAY CLINICS

46%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

10%

North West Total

 

27%

Northern Cape

CLINIC

12%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

8%

Northern Cape Total

 

12%

Western Cape

CLINIC

5%

 

MOBILE CLINIC

3%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC

8%

 

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CLINIC B (12HOURS 7DAYS)

100%

Western Cape Total

 

5%

Grand Total

 

12%

(b) There is an overall 11% vacant posts in Hospitals. The table below reflects a summary of the PERSAL report on the vacancy rate in Hospitals. A detail report on Hospital vacancy rate in terms of vacant position, post salary level and names of the facilities is attached.

Summary of vacancy rate in Hospitals as at October 2020

% Vacancy rate

Province

Hospital Services

 

Eastern Cape

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

15%

 

HOSPITAL

0%

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

22%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

11%

 

TB HOSPITAL

18%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

50%

Eastern Cape Total

 

15%

Gauteng

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

9%

 

HOSPITAL

7%

 

ORAL AND DENTAL TRAINING HOSPITAL

30%

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

12%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

5%

Gauteng Total

 

8%

KwaZulu Natal

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

11%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL LARGE

13%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL MEDIUM A

13%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL MEDIUM B

13%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL SMALL A

9%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL SMALL B

16%

 

HOSPITAL

15%

 

HOSPITAL COMPLEX

32%

 

ORAL AND DENTAL TRAINING HOSPITAL

10%

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

14%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

12%

 

SPECIALISED CHRONIC HOSPITAL

21%

 

TB HOSPITAL

17%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

11%

KwaZulu Natal Total

 

13%

Limpopo Province

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

3%

 

HOSPITAL

3%

 

HOSPITAL COMPLEX

3%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

2%

 

SPECIALISED CHRONIC HOSPITAL

2%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

3%

Limpopo Province Total

 

3%

Mpumalanga

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

12%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

9%

 

TB HOSPITAL

13%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

10%

Mpumalanga Total

 

11%

North West

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

15%

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

0%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

36%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

33%

North West Total

 

20%

Northern Cape

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

16%

 

HOSPITAL

50%

Northern Cape Total

 

16%

Western Cape

DAY HOSPITAL

17%

 

DISTRICT HOSPITAL

46%

 

HOSPITAL

7%

 

MATERNITY HOSPITAL

6%

 

ORAL AND DENTAL TRAINING HOSPITAL

4%

 

PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

6%

 

REGIONAL HOSPITAL

8%

 

TB HOSPITAL

16%

 

TERTIARY HOSPITAL

30%

Western Cape Total

 

11%

Grand Total

 

11%

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2716

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether he will instruct his department to investigate if due process was followed when a certain person (name and details furnished) allegedly appointed himself as part of the steering committee in charge of the establishment of the sports centre in Mukondeni in Limpopo; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? [

Reply:

The NLC has advised that there is no basis for an investigation into the named individual.

The Department requested further information from the NLC and will provide such information in a supplementary reply.

-END-

15 December 2020 - NW2848

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Health

Whether there are any plans to make Masibambane Clinic in Renosterberg operational for 24 hours as it is the nearest public healthcare facility for the Riemvasmaak community; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Renosterberg Clinic is currently operating for 24 hours using 24 hours call system. Every day staff rotate on standby. The Clinic has three (3) professional nurses and one (1) nursing assistant. There is an EMS in standby for emergency. The Clinic is supported by a hospital which is 50 km away.

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2777

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1)In view of reports from the public that 40 broken ambulances are currently being kept at the Bronkhorstspruit Hospital in Gauteng, what are the (a) reasons that the specified ambulances are being kept there and (b) relevant details of the (i) registration number, (ii) fleet number and (iii) faults of each ambulance; (2) whether his department has any intention to repair the ambulances; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the repairs be completed?

Reply:

1. (a) The ambulances parked at Bronkhorspruit Hospital premises are awaiting the completion of the disposal process by the Asset Disposal Committee. There was a delay in appointing an auctioneer due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown during which time auctioneers were not operational. However, since 17 November 2020 and at a subsequent meeting on 25 November 2020, it is anticipated that the auction of 117 ambulances will be held in the third week of December 2020 subject to the relevant supply chain management processes.

(b) The relevant details of the (i) registration number, (ii) fleet number and (iii) faults of each ambulance are listed in the table below.

Number

(i) Registration Number

(ii) Fleet Number

Model year

(iii) Faults

 

BS88FWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

BS88JXGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

BS88KKGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

BS88LBGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ73BJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ73CPGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CS56DYGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS58TVGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS58WDGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT01TRGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT10ZGGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11DBGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11FLGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11JVGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81PCGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81RDGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV21CMGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV29LRGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

DP36BGGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

DP36CHGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

FB49NJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2016

Beyond economical repair

 

HD82HWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2005

Beyond economical repair

 

SMV923GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2005

Beyond economical repair

 

SYN357GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2004

Beyond economical repair

 

XMM523GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

XPR662GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

XZF465GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YHN788GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YNF923GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YNF933GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YNN381GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

ZHZ434GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

ZJG569GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2010

Beyond economical repair

 

ZJK442GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72SSGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72THGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72XNGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CR21KKGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CR21LZGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS56GTGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS58TZGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS58VKGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS59BXGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS59JGGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CS59KXGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT01TKGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT01TWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT01VHGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11HCGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11HVGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11JDGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11JJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11JRGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT11KJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81NXGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81RMGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81RRGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81TCGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV20NWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV48SNGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV48VYGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV48XJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

DM41VHGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

DP36BNGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2015

Beyond economical repair

 

DP36DMGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

DP36FLGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2014

Beyond economical repair

 

FN74JPGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

XFH009GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2006

Beyond economical repair

 

XTX877GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YFS623GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YHZ037GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

ZML334GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

BS88GGGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

BS88FHGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72VWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72RKGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

CV48PLGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

RBH693GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2004

Beyond economical repair

 

SGB875GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2005

Beyond economical repair

 

XRW491GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

XRW501GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YHP647GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YNN390GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YRD953GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YSJ418GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72ZNGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

YNF879GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

TRT411GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2004

Beyond economical repair

 

YHZ076GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YPP388GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

ZJK413GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

CS58STGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CT81PSGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

CV20PWGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2013

Beyond economical repair

 

FB49MYGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2016

Beyond economical repair

 

FL93BVGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2016

Beyond economical repair

 

RPW155GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2004

Beyond economical repair

 

SYN342GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2004

Beyond economical repair

 

TTL254GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2006

Beyond economical repair

 

XDZ379GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2005

Beyond economical repair

 

XDZ425GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2006

Beyond economical repair

 

XFV596GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2005

Beyond economical repair

 

XVJ137GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YHN810GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YHP651GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YHP728GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YNF902 GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YPP377GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

YPP435GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

ZML369GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

ZPC489GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2010

Beyond economical repair

 

CJ72SJGP

Debranded - no fleet number

2012

Beyond economical repair

 

XTX871GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

 

ZHZ411GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

ZJG589GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2010

Beyond economical repair

 

YHN955GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2009

Beyond economical repair

 

YPP382GP

Debranded - no fleet number

2008

Beyond economical repair

2. There is no intention to repair the ambulances as these ambulances are beyond economical repair and have been replaced in the 2020/21 financial year. A total of 250 new ambulances were launched on 10 December 2020..

END.

15 December 2020 - NW2803

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), of the R13 332 300, 00 allocated to project number 56305, (a) what amount was spent on (i) the workshop and (ii) infrastructure, (b) what infrastructure was purchased, (c) what number of persons attended the workshop and (d) where was the workshop held? [

Reply:

I have been furnished with a reply to the question submitted, by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission, which is reproduced below. In view of the costs per participant, I have requested the Department to consider following this up with the Board of the NLC.

The reply of Ms Mampane, the Commissioner is as follows:

a) “(i) In terms of the allocation about R 801 000.00 (eight hundred and one thousand) was spent on the workshop.

(ii) According to the allocation, funds were provided generally for a programme and not for infrastructure.

b) Kindly see (ii) above.

c) The event was planned for 150 people.

d) In Cape Town.

-END-

14 December 2020 - NW2852

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

(1)What total number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse levelled against members of the SA National Defence Force have been (a) reported this year since 1 January 2020 and (b) finalised with (i) guilty verdicts and (ii) acquittals; (2) whether the findings of the Ministerial task team are completed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how instrumental has the sexual offences reporting hotline been in reporting cases of sexual misconduct? NW3676E

Reply:

(1)(a) A total number of forty eight (48) allegations of sexual misconduct cases were reported in the SANDF from the different Arms of Service since 01 January 2020.

(b)(i)(ii) Of the 48 cases, eight (8) cases have been finalised (five [5] guilty verdicts, one [1] acquittal and two [2] withdrawn). Forty (40) cases are still in progress, with four (4) awaiting court dates, four (4) referred to SAPS and thirty two (32) still under investigation.

(2) The report of the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) isis currently being printed and will be presented to the Minister shortly.The MTT mandate ends end of December 2020. 

14 December 2020 - NW2348

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she will furnish Ms B S Masango with the constitution and founding documents related to the Mpumalanga Uprising Youth Development (NPO 240-128); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details, including the (a) names and any other details of the NPO’s office bearers, (b) registered address of the NPO, past two years’ financial statements, (c) NPO’s accounting officer’s reports and (d) any available narrative reports of its activities; (2) whether any of the specified documents are outstanding; if so, (a) what submissions are outstanding, (b) for what years and (c) what steps has she taken to ensure compliance?

Reply:

1. Requested information related to Mpumalanga Uprising Youth Development (NPO 240-128), is as follows:

(a) Constitution which is also a founding document, is attached as annexure (i)

(b) The names of the Office Bearers and the (c) registered address of the NPO as listed in the NPO Registeris attached as annexure (ii)

(c) The organisation is newly registered and can only submit annual financial statements and narrative reports after it has completed a full year circle of its financial year, therefore it is due for reporting in the year 2021 September.

(2) The compliance details of the organisation are as follows:

(a) The organisation is still compliant in terms of NPO Act as it is not yet due for reporting.

14 December 2020 - NW2347

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she will provide Mr M J Cuthbertwith documents related to Uprising Youth Development Project (NPO 058-127), including the NPO’s (a) constitution and founding documents, (b) the names and any other details of the office bearers, (c) the registered address of the NPO, (d) the financial statements of the past two financial years, (e) the NPO’s accounting officer’s reports and (f) any available narrative reports of its activities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any of the specified documents are outstanding; if so, (a) what submissions are outstanding, (b) for what years and (c) what steps has she taken to ensure compliance?

Reply:

1. Requested information related to Uprising Youth Development Project (NPO 058-127), is as follows:

(a) Constitution which is also a founding document, is attached as annexure (i)

(b) The names of the Office Bearers and the (c) registered address of the NPO as listed in the NPO Registeris attached as annexure (ii)

(c) The organisation has never made contact with the Department since its registration date.

(2) The compliance details of the organisation are as follows:

(a) The organisation is non-compliant because it failed to submit financial and narrative reports from year since registration.

(b) Steps to ensure compliance; the Department is encouraging non-compliant organisations like this Uprising Youth Development Project (NPO 058-127)to submit annual reports through a campaign known as “know your NPO status

(c) The Department recognises that some of the organisations that are due for reporting are not able to do so due to the impact of COVID-19; however; the Department has De-registration program which will be implemented effective 01st April 2021.

(d) Therefore; should Uprising Youth Development Project (NPO 058-127) fail to submit outstanding reports it will be deregistered.

14 December 2020 - NW2346

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with documents related to Uprising Youth Development (NPO 153-198) constitution and founding documents, including (a) the names and any other details of the office bearers, (b) the registered address of the NPO, (c) the NPO’s financial statements for the past two financial years, (d) the NPO’s accounting officer’s reports and (e) any available narrative reports of its activities; (2) whether any of the specified documents are outstanding; if so, (a) what submissions are outstanding, (b) for what years and (c) what steps has she taken to ensure compliance?

Reply:

1. Requested information related to Uprising Youth Development (NPO 153-198), as follows:

(a) Constitution which is also a founding document, is attached as annexure (i)

(b) The names of the Office Bearers and the (c) registered address of the NPO as listed in the NPO Registeris attached as annexure (ii)

(c) For the financial year 2017 and 2019: the organisation submitted affidavits with reference to financial disclosure attached annexure (iii).

(d) The organisation submitted narrative reports of its activities for the financial year 2017 and 2019 attached annexure (iv).

(2) The compliance details of the organisation are as follows:

(a) The organisation failed to submit financial and narrative reports for 2018 and 2020.

(b) Steps to ensure compliance; the Department is encouraging non-compliant organisations like this Uprising Youth Development (NPO 153-198)to submit annual reports through a campaign known as “know your NPO status

(c) The Department recognises that some of the organisations that are due for reporting are not able to do so due to the impact of COVID-19; however; the Department has De-registration program which will be implemented effective 01st April 2021.

(d) Therefore; should Uprising Youth Development (NPO 153-198) fail to submit outstanding reports it will be deregistered.

14 December 2020 - NW2894

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Tafeni, Ms N to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has done any investigation to find out what number of South Africans have benefited more than once from the Reconstruction and Development Programme houses; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) number of persons have been given houses more than once and (b) steps has she taken to ensure that her department is able to correct this?

Reply:

Honourable member, government is no longer building Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses. RDP houses were discontinued as soon as Cabinet adopted the Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Sustainable Human Settlements in 2004 setting new standards for housing typologies for government houses referred to as BNG houses.

(a) The National Department of Human Settlements has developed and instituted systems and measures to verify all subsidised housing subsidy applications against subsidy scheme qualification criteria, which ensures that a successful housing subsidy applicant is not approved to receive more than one subsidised housing opportunity.

The measures and systems in place referred to above include the Housing Subsidy System, which verifies all subsidised housing subsidy applications against a range of data sets, and the National Housing Subsidy Data Base (NHSDB), on which all successful housing subsidy applications are recorded. It is therefore not possible to obtain more than one subsidised housing subsidy opportunity. All subsidised housing applications are verified against the National Population Register, The Deeds Offices’ Title Deeds Register, the Government Unemployment Register, Government Employee Pension Fund, the Public Service PERSAL System and the NHSDB.

(b) Based on the abovementioned measures, there are no measures required.

14 December 2020 - NW2750

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What (a) total number of social housing projects and/or schemes have been built in each municipality in Gauteng (i) in the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020, (b)(i) number of the housing projects were (aa) completed and (bb) occupied and (ii) on what date was each housing project completed and occupied, (c) procedure and/or mechanism was used to source the deserving beneficiaries and (d) are the key common challenges that are usually experienced in the process of identifying and selecting beneficiaries?

Reply:

(a) The social housing rental projects and/or schemes that have been constructed in municipalities in Gauteng are indicated below:

  • City of Tshwane – Three (3) namely Akasia, Little Manhattan and Castle Crest.
  • City of Ekhurhuleni – Two (2) namely Delville and Germiston Fire Station, Kempton Village, Carnival Gardens and Sondela
  • City Of Johannesburg – Six (6) namely Dobsonville, Plein Street, Turffontein, Devland Extension Two and City Deep,

(i) A total of 14 959 units were completed in twenty (20) projects across the country for the period April 2015 to March 2020.

(ii) Since 1 April 2020, no units were delivered, based on the delays which occurred as a result of the declaration of the National State of Disaster and various associated lockdowns. Further, the period for a development to complete all planning and funding approvals is approximately eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) months. Post this period a project is implemented, and actual delivery and handover of a unit to a beneficiary takes approximately another twelve (12) months.

(b)(i) The number of the Social Rental Housing projects that were;

(aa) Completed is none as a result of the impact of the declaration of the National State of Disaster.

(bb) Since 01st April 2020 no occupation of units were possible due to the impact of the National State of Disaster. Post the declaration of alert level one, project implementation will continue and once units are completed, they will be tenanted.

(ii) The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) have been requested to collate all the information required, and it will be sent to the Honourable Member, as soon as it is received

(c) The current policy requires that 30% of units in a project is allocated to primary beneficiaries which are households with an income of below R5 500. The Social Housing Institution (SHI) is required in terms of the Consolidate Capital Grant to submit tenant audits to the SHRA for verification, which is to ensure that occupation or tenanting of units complies with policy. A SHI is required to advertise the availability of accommodation using various media and communication platforms to allow for qualifying tenants and/or households, to then make application to be provided with an opportunity to rent. All applications are vetted according to the social housing qualification criteria in line with the Social Housing Act and the terms and conditions of the grant award contract.

(d) The unit size allocation versus the household income always creates challenges. The tenants would sign a lease agreement clearly stipulating that the social housing programme is for rental in perpetuity. However, the tenants would demand ownership which is not in keeping the social housing programme.

14 December 2020 - NW2851

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

What mechanisms has his department put in place to ensure that state-owned enterprises comply with (a) designations and (b) local content requirements?NW3675E

Reply:

Government has identified public procurement as one of the economic policy instruments to re-industrialise the economy. In this regard, the Preferential Procurement Regulations make it mandatory for organs of state, including state owned companies (SOCs) to implement local production and content in the procurement of goods designated for such purpose in the public procurement system.

To date, a number of products have been designated for local production.

The National Treasury, being the custodian of supply chain policy in government has circulated the instruction notes/circulars which regulate the environment within which government departments, public entities and SOCs may procure designated products.

In addition to this, I am advised of work by the dtic across a number of initiatives, to strengthen compliance, as detailed below.

To promote compliance with the local content requirements, Proudly South African (PSA) working closely with the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition (the dtic) has instituted a tender monitoring system which monitor tenders for compliance on local content and production on a regular basis.

Where there are incidences of non-compliance, the dticrequests organs of state to rectify this through either amending or canceling tenders. Some of the non-compliant tenders are referred to the National Treasury’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) for intervention.

I am advised that the dtic is also working closely with the Office of the Auditor General to scale up the auditing of tenders designated for local production; audit opinions are being issued in this matter. The dtic is also working with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in making sure that the biggest SOCs reporting to it such as Denel, Eskom and Transnet implement local content requirements in their tenders.

Regular training is also provided to other departments and SOCs on the implementation of local content.

Finally, the dtichas made submissions on the draft Public Procurement Bill on the tightening of measures dealing with non-compliance on the local content requirements.

-END-

14 December 2020 - NW2715

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)Whether he will instruct his department to investigate if due process was followed when the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) decided to make the R3 million donation to a certain foundation (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether his department is investigating a certain person (name furnished) as part of its broader investigation into allegations of corruption pertaining to the NLC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? [NW3484E]

Reply:

I am awaiting conclusion of the current forensic investigation process and when this is done, due consideration will be given to any other information that emerged either in the process or through information made available to the public, including from Members of Parliament.

-END-

14 December 2020 - NW2783

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What is the current status of the Sensor Strategy of the Department of Defence, (b) by what date does she envisage the specified strategy to be completed, (c) what are the implementation timelines around the strategy and (d) which of the Republic’s borders will be prioritised in the implementation and/or roll-out of the strategy?

Reply:

1. The Sensor Strategy is completed and is in the process of final approval by higher authority.

2. The implementation timelines can be confirmed if and when the Sensor Implementation Plan is funded.

3. In terms of the threat analysis all borders and ports of entry are prioritised.

14 December 2020 - NW2974

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, in view of residents in the Ugu District Municiplity in KwaZulu-Natal who have to endure frequent water outages, leaving them without this basic necessity for several days, she intends to support and strengthen the capacity of the specified municipality in accordance with section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, as complaints to the local relevant authorities are not receiving the required attention; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department will investigate the efficiency of local authorities to respond to the frequency of water outages and the specified district’s failure to deploy water tankers to the area during outages; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) provides financial support to the Ugu District Municipality in the form of the Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) to deal with its water supply challenges. Since the inception of the WSIG in the 2015/16 financial year up to the 2020/21 financial year, the DWS has allocated R378.68 million to the municipality.

An allocation of R50 million was provided to the municipality in the current financial year to implement the Non-Revenue Water Reduction Project aimed at reducing water losses. It is envisaged that the project will be completed by June 2021.

In addition the DWS is working with the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and Umgeni Water to support the Ugu DM in conducting an assessment of the most suitable water services provision arrangements in the area.

(2) The provincial CoGTA department is conducting an assessment of water services infrastructure to determine the refurbishment requirements and is in the process of developing a Provincial Water Master plan. These interventions will assist in aligning and prioritizing grant funding to effectively address the challenges being experienced. In order to address the significant challenges facing water services in the Ugu DM area, a task team has also recently been established.

14 December 2020 - NW2059

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What (a) total number of government-built shacks and/or Temporary Residential Units have been built by her department in the Republic since 1 January 2020 and (b) has been the total cost of each specified unit?

Reply:

According to the information received from Provincial Departments of Human Settlements, Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) have been delivered as per the table below:

Province

Municipality

Project

(a) Number of units completed

(b) Unit Cost

Eastern Cape

Buffalo City

Duncan Village

377

R64 441

Free State

Maluti-a-Phofung

Linda Mkhonto

638

R19 680.97

Gauteng

City of Tshwane

Mooiplaats Mamelodi

48

R64 441

   

Mamelodi Hostels

201

R64 441

 

City of Johannesburg

Ikemeleng

70

Donated units

Limpopo

Greater Tzaneen

Talana Hostel

40

R64 441

14 December 2020 - NW2379

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the time frames for the conversion of the temporary R350 unemployment grant into a permanent unemployment grant?

Reply:

Cabinet has not taken any decision on the conversion of the special COVID-19 SRD into unemployment.

14 December 2020 - NW1982

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to the early childhood development (ECD) facilities listed as grant beneficiaries of the National Lotteries Commission on 27 July 2020, (a) what was the registration status of each specified ECD facility at the time of receiving the grant and (b) what is their current ECD registration status; (2) whether the the ECD facilities are currently operating; if not, why not?

Reply:

 

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

ReatlegileCreche

302 Boskuil Farm,153 Mukile Street,

Makwassie

60

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

Rethabile Creche

1719 Mouma Street,

Leeudovingstand, 26440

45

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

TokologoCreche

2608 Fourth Avenue Tswelelang

Location, Wolmaransstand

65

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

Tshireletso Day Care Centre

2255 Extension 4, Tswelang,

Wolmaransstand

88

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

Boitshoko Day Care Centre Reaipela ECD

300 Donnakas Street, Tswelelang Location,

Wolmaranstand

35

Full Registration

Full Registration

ItirelengTataiso 

Day Care  Centre

House No A 78, Itireleng Village,

Kagisano Municipality

42

Full Registration

Full Registration

Tlhaping

House DD 94 B, Thibogang Section,

Ganyesa

119

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

Ithembalethu Day Care

2336 Slovo Section, Lethabong,

Rustenburg

89

Full Registration

Full Registration

Tshedimosetso Early Learning Centre

Stand No. 263E, Seoding Village,

8464 Taung

85

Conditional Registration

Conditional Registration (damaged roof)

Khensani Early Learning Centre

12040 Ext 9, Jouberton Location,

Matlosane

126

Full Registration

Full Registration

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

Bontle Day Care Centre

256 Savana Section, Ga-Moeka,

Moretele

52

Full Registration

Full Registration

Mercy Kidz Corner

1046 RDP Phase 2, Mathibestand,

Moretele

85

Conditional Registration

Full Registration

Oesi Day Care Centre

House No A 04 Mmadinonyane Village,

Kagisano

50

Conditional Registration

Conditional Registration (damaged roof)

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

MolalatladiCreche

E 46 Mmupudung, Jericho,

Madibeng

38

Full Registration

Full Registration

Martha MamogaleCreche

182 Morolong Section, Jericho,

Madibeng

88

Full Registration

Full Registration

Barona Day Care Centre

House No. B 40, Kgokgojane,

Kagisano

25

Conditional Registration

Conditional Registration (septic tank incomplete)

Name of the Centre

Physical Address for the Centre

Total number of learners

Registration status before receiving National Lotteries Commission grant

Current registration status

Obedience Day Care Centre

386 River Side Block Kgomo - Kgomo Village Moretele

20

Not registered

Full Registration

Bray Early Learning Centre

House No. 6 New Town Bray Kagisano Molopo

62

Conditional Registration

Conditional Registration (structure incomplete)

 

National AssemblyWritten Reply: 1982 of 2020

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Approved by the Minister of Social Development

Date……………………….

14 December 2020 - NW2814

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), (a) how exactly was the (i) R21 08623, 21 allocated to project number 80768 and (ii) R24 980 000, 00 that was allocated to project number 103496 spent and (b) how does the National Lotteries Commission justify allocating more money to the Roadshow send-off for the Rio Olympics than to Preparation for Rio Olympics?[

Reply:

I have been furnished with a reply to the question submitted, by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission.

Ms Mampane’s reply as received is reproduced below:

a) “(i) The allocation (R21 08 623, 21) was for training camps, license fees and development, advertisement, admin including international competition.

(ii) The allocation of 24 million was for the send-off and it included accommodation in 9 provinces, advertising, admin fees, travel costs, medical assistance, security, sport wear including catering.

(iii) Funding decisions were made by the relevant distribution agencies with due consideration of all the information placed before them including availability of budget.

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14 December 2020 - NW2465

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) On what date does the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) intend to institutionalise the grant payment system as prescribed by the South African Social Security Agency Act, Act 9 of 2004, and (b) what steps does her department intend to take to protect SASSA from the impending challenges at the SA Post Office?

Reply:

a) SASSA has already assumed responsibility for the payment of social grants. All social grants are processed and extracted for payment off Socpen, which is the mainframe system owned by SASSA, but hosted and maintained by SITA.

The payment of social grants is done by SASSA. Each and every social grant beneficiary has a bank account, into which the grants are paid on a monthly basis. The bank account may be with a commercial bank or Postbank through the SASSA card. The payments all follow the standard bank processes to credit the accounts. Once the account has been credited, the social grant has been paid.

The contract SASSA has with the South African Post Office is for the distribution of the grant payments, through various channels, which include bank ATMs, retailers, post offices and cash pay points.

b) The Department of Social Development and SASSA have been engaging both the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies and the South African Post Office to address the challenges in the Post Office environment. The risks are being actively addressed with the political and administrative leadership, to ensure that this does not impact on the distribution of social grants.

14 December 2020 - NW2214

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the capacity building programmes in the past three financial years to date, (a) what is the total number of programmes that have taken place, (b) what are the details of each programme, (c) on what date did each programme take place, (d) what are the details of each person who conducted each programme, (e) what is the total number of applicants who applied for each programme, (f) what is the total number of applicants who (i) completed and (ii) graduated from each programme, (g) what is the total number of graduates who were employed within the sector after completing each programme and (h) how are all the capacity building programmes monitored?

Reply:

With reference to Capacity Building and training programmes the Honourable member is also referred to the tabled Parliamentary Question no 1104 of 23 September 2020. In addition to the programmes explained in the response the department also implement the following programmes:

CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME: (1) Local Government Capacity Building Programme

YEAR

(b)What are the details of each programme

(c) On which date did each programme take place.

(d)What are the details of each person who conducted each programme.

( service Providers)

(e) What is the total number of applicants who applied for each programme.

(f) What is the total number of applicants who:

(i)Completed each programme

(ii)Graduated from each programme

(g)What is the total number of graduates who were employed within the sector after completing each programme.

2017/18

Peer Learning Network platform for Local Economic Development/ Tourism Practitioners in the provinces and municipalities.

Development of the Framework on Support Provincial and Local Government.

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2017/18 and 2018/19 tabled to Parliament

NA

NA

NA

NA

2018/19:

(Peer Learning Network platform for Local Economic Development/ Tourism Practitioners in the provinces and municipalities.)

Local Government Tourism Peer Learning Network Sessions

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2017/18 and 2018/19 tabled to Parliament

The two (2) days learning session targeting all the Local Economic Development (LED)/ Tourism Practitioners and Councillors responsible for Economic Development.

Participants do not have to apply. They are in the programme by virtue of being tourism practitioners in provinces and municipalities

LP: 53

EC: 52

MP: 31

NC: 27

FS:32

All were employed already

2019/20

(Peer Learning Network platform for Local Economic Development/ Tourism Practitioners in the provinces and municipalities.)

Local Government Tourism Peer Learning Network Sessions

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2018/19 and 2019/20 tabled to Parliament

The two (2) days learning session targeting all the Local Economic Development (LED)/ Tourism Practitioners and Councillors responsible for Economic Development.

Participants do not have to apply. They are in the programme by virtue of being tourism practitioners in provinces and municipalities

WC: 82

KZN: 70

NW:80

GP:74

All were already employed.

CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME: (2) TOURISM RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRAINING FOR YOUTH (FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT)

(b) The objectives of this programme is to train young people on the NCPC tourism resource efficiency methodology and ensures that companies save operating costs. Students were selected through interviews.

YEAR

(b)What are the details of each programme

(c) On which date did each programme take place.

(dWhat are the details of each person who conducted each programme.

( service Providers)

( e) What is the total number of applicants who applied for each programme.

(f) What is the total number of applicants who:

(i)Completed each programme

(ii)Graduated from each programme

  1. What is the total number of graduates who were employed within the sector after completing each programme.

2017/18

N6 Tourism Hospitality

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2017/18 and 2018/19 tabled to Parliament

In Partnership with the National Cleaner production Centre (NCPC

Adverts placed with public TVETS in the Provinces

Students selected through interviews

Gauteng-17

KZN-20

LP-19

See quarterly Reports and Annual Performance Report

This is linked to green incentive fund and upon completion of the programme, they are able to access the market for assessment of applicants to the fund.

2018/19

N6 Electrical / Mechanical

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2017/18 and 2018/19 tabled to Parliament

In Partnership with the National Cleaner production Centre (NCPC

Adverts placed with public TVETS in the Provinces

Students selected through interviews

EC-17

FS -11

WC-15

 

2019/20

N6 Tourism Hospitality

Refer to Quarterly Performance Reports submitted to the PC as well as the Annual Performance Report of 2017/18 and 2018/19 tabled to Parliament

In Partnership with the National Cleaner production Centre (NCPC

Adverts placed with public TVETS in the Provinces

Students selected through interviews

MP-18

NW-22

NC-7

 

(g)What is the total number of graduates who were employed within the sector after completing each programme. –

Not applicable.

(h) How are all the capacity building programmes monitoredQuarterly reports ?

The Department uses various methods and tools to monitor these programmes.Where relevant, site inspections, attendance registers and reports on learnings and the skills offered are used.

14 December 2020 - NW2407

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the recent statement of the spokesperson for the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) that SASSA will no longer issue SASSA cards after the SA Reserve Bank issued a directive that the cards had been compromised and, therefore, the issuing of cards has been discontinued and the system must be replaced before 31 March 2021, she will furnish Ms L L van der Merwe with the relevant details as to (a) what the compromising of the SASSA cards entails and (b) how it was able to take place against the backdrop of multiple social security problems over the past few months; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether she can guarantee that the next system whereby SASSA cards will be issued will be secure from similar threats to compromise the cards; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The SASSA cards are actually bank cards issued by the South African Post Office on behalf of Postbank to approved applicants who choose to collect their social grants through the post office. The cards are not managed by SASSA at all.

In 2019, SASSA was alerted to the fact that the master keys for the cards had been compromised in the bank environment. The South African Reserve Bank as the responsible entity for the National Payment System then issued an instruction late in 2019 that all the current SASSA cards would have to be replaced as they are potentially compromised. However, the SARB also set conditions for the improvement of controls within the Postbank environment related to card manufacturing, storage and issuing. These have been addressed by Postbank.

Given the need to replace the cards in circulation, SASSA took a decision not to issue any more of the existing cards, as the need to replace them within a very short period would inconvenience social grant beneficiaries.

Discussions are underway with SAPO and Postbank to ensure that the replacement of the cards is done with the least disruption to the clients.

It must be noted that the potentially compromised cards did not result in any social grant beneficiary losing any social grant money. The fraud that has been experienced by social grant clients has been as a result of poor implementation of controls in the management of the cards within the post office environment, and not because of the security of the card itself.

b) The security lapse for the master keys of the SASSA cards is not something which happened within the past few months, but right at the start of the payment contract with SAPO. It took some time to surface and, once made public, was addressed by the South African Reserve Bank.

c) As explained, SASSA is not the custodian of the cards. These are banking instruments which are managed within a banking environment. Fighting crime and corruption, including the detection of fraud, is a key national priority and SASSA is committed to play its part.

14 December 2020 - NW2408

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

With reference to a statement by the National Development Agency early in October 2020 that her department had allocated R100 million from the Criminal Assets Recovery Account to provide financial support to organisations rendering services to victims of crime, gender-based violence and femicide and given that representatives of various civil society groups have voiced their concerns about the distribution process (details furnished) of the specified funding, what (a) are the full, relevant details of the distribution process, (b) criteria are being considered, (c) total number of organisations have received the funding to date and (d) are the names of the specified organisations that received such funding?

Reply:

(a) The Grant Proposal Evaluation Team comprising of NDA, DoSD, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and the Interim Steering Committee evaluated 589 qualifying proposals received in response to the NDA’s call for proposals from CSOs rendering services to support victims of gender-based violence and femicide. The Team short-listed and recommended 312 emerging and established CSOs for funding to the value of R 86,100,000, for the NDA Board’s approval. Table 1 below outlines the outcome of the evaluation process per Province.

Province

Number of recommended emerging CSOs

Number of recommended established CSOs

Total number of recommended CSOs

Total amounts of recommended CSOs per Province

Gauteng

8

52

60

R 17 200 000

Eastern Cape

37

30

67

R16 400 000

Western Cape

2

21

23

R 6 700 000

Mpumalanga

3

34

37

R 10 800 000

Free State

3

17

20

R5 700 000

Northern Cape

5

8

13

R3 400 000

North West

4

5

9

R 2 300 000

Limpopo

9

48

57

R16 200 000

KwaZulu-Natal

4

22

26

R7 400 000

 

Total

75

237

312

 

R 86 100 000

(b) The following criteria was used to make a decision on the proposals submitted:

1. Financial and operational capacity- this looked at whether the applicant organisation has experience and capacity to manage the project. The financial and governance capacity of the organisation was also examined. The applicant needed to indicate how the programme would address vulnerable groups such as women, children, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+.

2. Relevance. The relevance was to demonstrate how the proposed programme responds to the Emergency Response Plan (ERAP) to expedite the fight against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF). Additionally the application was to demonstrate how clearly defined and strategically chosen are those involved (intermediaries, final beneficiaries, target groups)?

(c) 168 organisations received their first tranche payments to date. 10 of these organisations have received their second and final tranche.

(d) The names of the organisations that receivedfunding are attached separately.

14 December 2020 - NW2714

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) is in any way related to a certain person (name and details furnished), if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether this is deemed to constitute a conflict of interest in accordance with the policies of the NLC and/or his department, taking into account the donation to the specified foundation from the NLC and the fact that the specified person’s relative is employed in a senior position in his department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? [NW3483E]

Reply:

I am advised by the Director General of the DTIC as follows:

1. The Department has been advised by the official that she was married to Mr Hangwani Mulaudzi’s brother until 2013. There is currently no family relationship.

2. The Department advised me that the official is not involved in the work of the Department relating to NLC matters; and that in any event, the NLC’s funding processes and decisions are administered by the NLC independent from the Department. Based on the above, no conflict of interest was detected.

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14 December 2020 - NW2658

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What (a) role did the Government play towards the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in Libya and (b) will be the continued role of the Government in ensuring that the (i) peace agreement holds and (ii) rule of law and democracy is restored in Libya?

Reply:

South Africa as Chair of the African Union (AU) continues to follow with close interest the successful conclusion of the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Tunis, Tunisia, that took place on 15 November 2020. South Africa is committed to the establishment of peace and security throughout Libya, hence South Africa’s robust support for the Ceasefire Agreement signed in Geneva on 23 October 2020 and our continued commitment to strengthen AU and UN cooperation in order to work with common purpose to end the conflict in Libya and by extension, throughout the continent. South Africa continues to play a prominent and influential role in the work of the AU High-Level Committee on Libya (AU HLC) as well as the Contact Group of Libya since their establishment as mechanisms for supporting a sustainable and lasting political solution to the protracted crisis in Libya. Regarding Libya, South Africa, as a member of the AU HLC will be in the position to ensure stronger management, control and oversight of the on-going peace process in that country. Meetings of the AU HLC are convened at the level of Heads of State and Government and Minister.

Furthermore, South Africa, during the 14th Extraordinary Summit on Silencing the Guns, reiterated that it is imperative that the African Union (AU) and its peace and security architecture supports vulnerable countries by focusing particular attention on the issue of post conflict-reconstruction and development (PCRD), through institutional capacity building, the rule of law and security sector reform, which are core elements for a lasting peace, in line with the guiding principles of African Union Master Roadmap and Agenda 2063.

 

 

14 December 2020 - NW2813

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), (a) of the R13 750 000, 00 allocated to project number 73656, what amount was spent on the (i) community magazine, (ii) socioeconomic cohesion symposium and (iii) cultural awareness campaign, (b) what number of editions of the magazine have been published, (c) who spoke at the socioeconomic cohesion symposium, (d) what number of persons attended the symposium, (e) where was it held and (f) what was the purpose of the cultural awareness campaign?[

Reply:

I have been furnished with a reply to the question submitted, by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission.

Ms Mampane’s reply is as follows:

(a)“(i) A total amount of about R 8 290 000.00 was spent on the magazine. In terms of the report this amount is inclusive of procurement of transport equipment, marketing costs, procurement of operational equipment including personnel costs.

(ii) The organization was funded to conduct the socioeconomic cohesion symposium in two different areas/regions namely the metropole as well as the Western Cape region. A total amount of about R 5 460000.00 was spent in executing the project. This cost is inclusive of all operational costs and personnel costs for both regions/areas.

(iii) The cultural awareness campaign would have been part of the socio-cohesion programme.

b) The report submitted does not provide the number of publications and only quantifies the costs associated with publishing the magazine.

c) The report submitted only quantifies costs related to the execution and does not mention the names of the speakers.

d) The report submitted only quantifies costs related to the execution and does not indicate the number of people in attendance.

e) It was held in the Western Cape in the areas as defined in (a)(ii).

f) The purpose of the cultural awareness campaign was to set a foundation to integrate communities who were still operating within the boundaries of the previous dispensation according to race and socioeconomic status.

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14 December 2020 - NW2564

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

With regard to all properties rented by her department abroad where the lease has not been renewed over the past five years, what (a) is the total number of the specified propertries for which her department has not received back a deposit, (b) what was the total amount of the deposits and (c) what were the reasons for not receiving back the deposits? W3235E

Reply:

a) Over the past five (5) years the department has not received back deposits from 101 properties that have been rented abroad.

b) The total amount of the deposit is R9 393 429.44.

c) Reasons for not receiving back the deposits are:

  • Damages to properties
  • Deposits used by the landlord for the maintenance work and repairs of damages.
  • Lease terminated by mission outside the terms and conditions of contract e.g. late notice

14 December 2020 - NW2169

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)What are the full names of the passengers who made use of a Falcon 900 airplane (VIP) from the SA National Defence Force on 8 September 2020 for a flight to Zimbabwe; (2) (a) which of the specified passengers on the specified flight was on an (i) official visit and (ii) unofficial visit, (b) in which capacity did the unofficial passengers act and (c) who gave the unofficial passengers authorisation to be on the flight; (3) what was the (a) official purpose of the visit to Zimbabwe and (b) cost of the return flight; (4) will she be prepared to make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Ms NN Mapisa-Nqakula, Ms LD Zulu, Ms NP Mokonyane, Mr E Godongwana, Mr A Magashule, Mr MD Legoete, Mr TS Yengeni, Ms NG Gqirana, Mr B Ngobese, Dr MM Chabedi, Dr SMB Makwela.

(2) (a)(i) Ms NN Mapisa-Nqakula, Ms LD Zulu, Ms NG Gqirana, Mr B Ngobese, Dr MM Chabedi and Dr SMB Makwela were on an official visit to Zimbabwe. (ii) and (b) The remainder of the passengers were not on an official Government visit but joined the flight at my invitation.

(3) (a) The Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe are both currently members of the SADC Troika. South Africa, as a troop contributing country to the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been seized over the last two months together with other SADC members and especially the Troika members with discussions on the way forward in regard to the continued existence and composition of the FIB in light of recent changes proposed by the UN. As countries neighbouring Mozambique we have also been engaged bi-laterally and through the meetings of the SADC Troika and SADC as a whole with the disturbing reports emanating from that country in relation to alleged insurgencies and terrorist activities. It is in the context of the above background that I contacted my counterpart, Ms Oppah Chamu Zvipange Muchinguri-Kashiri, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans in the Republic of Zimbabwe to request an official visit to allow us to conduct a bi-lateral meeting to focus on these matters at hand.

(b) The SAAF calculated the total cost of the flight as R232 200.00

(4) No.

14 December 2020 - NW1577

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department has procured any personal protective equipment (PPE); if so, what (a)(i) are the details of the PPE, (ii) are the full details of the service provider(s) to whom the contract(s) were awarded and (iii) are the full details of the contracts and (b) where has the procured PPE been allocated to; (2) whether the specified allocation includes the PPE procured for early childhood development centres; if not, what are the details of this procurement contract?

Reply:

(1)

 

(a)(i) PPE details

(ii)Service provider details

(iii)Full details of the contract

 

Hand sanitiser alcohol free for DSD officials

EDS Projects

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 3 of 2016/17 par 8.2

 

Latex powder free disposable gloves for DSD officials

Time 2 Go Transport And Logistics

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 3 of 2016/17 par 8.2

 

Hand sanitiser 70%alcohol for DSD officials

Time 2 Go Transport And Logistics

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 3 of 2016/17.

 

Alcohol free hand sanitizers for 9 provinces

Kevali Chemicals Group

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 8 of 2019/20.

 

Surgical face masks for welfare service facilities in 9 provinces

Tripple N Medical Distributors

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 8 of 2019/20.

 

Sanitizers for general surface 70% alcohol for welfare service in 9 provinces

Tripple N Medical Distributors

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 8 of 2019/20.

 

Examination gloves for welfare services facility’s in the 9 provinces

Tripple N Medical Distributors

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 8 of 2019/20.

 

Surgical face masks

Bioclin Solutions

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 8 of 2019/20.

 

Surgical face masks for daily visitors to DSD

Lesole Facilities Management

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Cloth masks for DSD officials

302k Emporium

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Various items -Equipment for the COVID-19 isolation room

Baltimore Media

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Sanitary refuse containers - Medical waste removal

Democratic Cleaning Services

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Surgical face mask

Ingestion Ennovation

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Hand sanitiser 70%alcohol

Retro Rhythm Trading And Distributions

All Procurement processes followed in compliance with National Treasury Instruction 5 of 2020/21.

 

Thermometer

Zuberi Trade And Service

Processes followed in compliance with the Petty Cash Policy.

(b)

National Department of Social Development as well as all Welfare Services Facilities being subsidized by the Department.

(2)

No.

The procurement of PPE’s for ECD’s was decentralized to the Provincial departments of Social Development and the funding thereof has been provided for as part of the 2020 Special Adjusted Estimates for the division of revenue.

11 December 2020 - NW2947

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to his statement on 10 July 2019 that only 391 of 1445 health facilities handling births have Home Affairs officials and his commitment that the specified officials will be available at all 1445 health facilities (details furnished), what (a) total number of additional health facilities now have Home Affairs offices since July 2019 and (b) is the plan to cover all health facilities by the end of the current five-year term in 2024?

Reply:

(a – b) Follow-up to my Budget Vote statement on 10 July 2019, the Department of Home Affairs embarked on a large-scale project to roll-out online birth registration system in all 1445 health facilities. The project roll-out plan was adopted as outlined below:

Milestones

Estimated Completion Timeframe

Optimisation of 41 Priority 1 health facilities

2019/20 Financial year

Optimisation of 210 Priority 2&3 health facilities

2021/22 Financial year

Optimisation of 127 Priority 4 & 5 health facilities

2022/23 Financial year

Roll-out of birth registration system in 1067 new Priority 4 & 5 health facilities

2023/24 Financial year

The activities of the project involve optimisation of existing health facilities with DHA presence with the aim of enhancing network connectivity and space. The project commenced with the optimisaiton of 47 priority 1 (high actual births delivered) health facilities which were completed during 2019/2020 financial year. The next stage is the roll-out of 210 priority 2 and priority 3 health facilities which will be completed by the end of 2021/22 financial year. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the department could not implement the second stage of the project this financial year and had to roll the stage over to the next financial year. The third stage involves rolling out of online birth registration in 127 priority 4 and 5 health facilities and 1067 priority 5 health facilities will be completed in 2024/25 financial year.

The Department of Home Affairs depended heavily on network connectivity for the registration of birth and this project incorporated provision of uninterruptable network in all 1445 health facilities. The department has provided uninterruptable network, in a form of a router and UPS, in 160 health facilities and is in the process of procuring the services of the service provider to provide network in the remaining 1285 health facilities by the end of 2024/25 financial year. The process of connecting the 1285 health facilities has been with SITA to publish the Bid for the connection. The Business case for the Specification for the Health facilities has already been sent to SITA for the Publication of the Bid.

END

11 December 2020 - NW2926

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

With reference to his recent instruction that the SA Heritage Resources Agency should conduct the audit of all monuments and statues in the Republic, (a) what criteria will be used to make an assessment of the statues and monuments and (b) how will his department enable public participation in the process?

Reply:

(a). The criteria for assessment for individual monuments and memorials is necessary to establish their cultural significance and suitability to the current South African Context. SAHRA has created four broad categories of assessment namely: community desirability; historical, social and political value; artistic or aesthetic value; and environmental and spatial qualities.

Cultural significance, as based on the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999.

(b). There is growing recognition that cultural heritage can benefit Nation Building and Social Cohesion, especially in the formation of personal or collective identities. Community participation then becomes an indispensable component of contemporary preservation practice.

The key focus beyond the materiality and desirability of the statue or memorial will be community participation. SAHRA will be following the legal prescripts as set out in the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999) which ensures that meaningful participation take place during decision-making.

Furthermore, SAHRA will be making all decisions in consultation with the relevant Provincial Heritage Resources Authority, local authority and all interested parties.

11 December 2020 - NW3078

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Mthenjane, Mr DF to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether she has investigated the circumstances leading to the leaks of the 2020 matric questions papers; if not, why not; if so, what (a) measures has she put in place to ensure that it does not happen in future and (b) actions will she take to ensure that the integrity of the 2020 matric year examinations is not undermined because of the leaks?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education has established a National Investigation Team comprising of the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA); Universities South Africa (USAf), Umalusi as observer, the Department of Basic Education, one member of the National Examinations Irregularities Committee (NEIC) and an independent Examinations Consultant. The National Investigation Task Team (NITT) has been mandated to determine the extent of the spread of the leakage, the origin of the leak and measures that will be taken to ensure the credibility of the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination and prevent a future occurrence of this nature. The investigation is ongoing and the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) has also been engaged and they are at an advanced stage of the investigation.   

(a) in terms of ensuring that this does not happen in the future, the Department has commenced with an audit of the entire value chain from origination of question papers to the delivery of question papers to examination centres. The purpose of this audit is to establish the weak points in the system with a view to strengthening these weak points and the  security will be doubled at all points in the system. The DBE will also appoint an independent Investigator to conduct a comprehensive audit of the entire examination system, inclusive of the Information Technology systems that are used to evaluate what new technologies can be utilised in future years to improve and modernise the examination system.

(b) In terms of the integrity of the 2020 NSC examinations, the Department has made a decision to rewrite nationally the question papers in Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2. Umalusi has indicated based on a preliminary investigation report  that these two question papers have been compromised and therefore to restore the integrity of the examination in these two question papers, the decision to rewrite both these question papers on 15 December 2020 and 17 December 2020, has been taken.        

11 December 2020 - NW2912

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to the communication between the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Government regarding the Republic’s undertaking to give the Caribbean $10 million and that FIFA should pay the amount on behalf of the SA Government, including the letter from Dr M Oliphant on 4 March 2008 (details furnished) and the confirmation of the payments by the former Minister, MrFikileMbalula, that the SA Football Association (SAFA) paid the $10 million (details furnished), who in SAFA authorised such a payment; (2). whether the payment was deducted from the proceeds from World Cup 2010; if not, why not; if so, (a) how was the specified amount calculated and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3). whether there are any documents that were signed by the recipient as documentary proof of receipt of payment from SAFA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3737E

Reply:

1)(2) and (3) The Department is further consulting to get more information on this matter.

However, the South African Football Association (SAFA) when consulted indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup was an event that was fully funded by FIFA. SAFA indicated that they will send the questions to FIFA for a response.

In addition, they indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup operations were closed in 9 years ago in 2011.

 

11 December 2020 - NW3080

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

In light of the fact that before his death, the late legend of arts and culture, Mr M W Moteke of DikwenatseBotsetsaMatsepe was still busy building a cultural home for different cultures at Tafelkop next to Groblersdal in the Sekhukhune District, Limpopo and the place remains incomplete till today, how will he assist Dikwenatse Botsetsa Matsepe to complete the legacy of the great legend for the benefit of future generations?

Reply:

(a). My Department has not been informed about the Cultural village in question and there is no correspondence forwarded to the department to this effect.

The honorable member is advised to approach the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture regarding the unfinished cultural village for assistance.

11 December 2020 - NW2913

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, he will furnish Mr M Waters with a breakdown of how the amount of R450, 726, 816 paid to the SA Football Association (SAFA) was arrived at; (2). what (a) was the total monetary value of the gate takings of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup 2010 tournament, (b) total amount was paid to SAFA and (c) was the monetary value of VAT on the sale of tickets; (3). whether any member of the Board of Directors of the FIFA World Cup 2010 served on the ticketing revenue committee; if not, why not; if so, who served on the ticketing committee?NW3738E

Reply:

1)(2) and (3) The South African Football Association (SAFA) in its response indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup was an event that was fully funded by FIFA.

SAFA indicated that they would send the honourable member’s questions to FIFA for a response. In addition, it indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup operations were closed 9 years ago in 2011.

11 December 2020 - NW3041

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

What number of (a) learners were enrolled in the Second Chance Programme in each of the past three financial years and (b) the specified learners have completed their National Senior Certificate?

Reply:

(a): Over the past three financial years, the following number of learners enrolled for the Second Chance Matric Programme:

2017

2018

2019

TOTAL

117 223

117 661

106 385

341 269

 

(b): Over the past three financial years, the following number of learners were supported to complete their enrolled subjects and/ or their National Senior Certificate:

Year

June SC

Mar/Jun NSC PT

Jun Multiple Exam Opportunity MEO

 

2019

600

517

6 320

7 437

2018

642

510

5 836

6 988

2017

772

759

Not available

1 531

2016

651

892

Not available

1 543

TOTAL

17 499*

 

* It should be noted that the Second Chance Matric Programme (SCMP) also aims to support adult learners to achieve subject passes, which may not necessarily result in the completion of matric with every learner. For an example, a learner who has already obtained matric but have a Maths level 3, may enrol for the Programme so that she may improve her Maths passes. After receiving the support of the SCMP, such a learner may obtain an improved pass of level 5 and thereby qualify for an academic programme in an institution of higher learning. Such learners are not included in the information above (Table B).

11 December 2020 - NW3042

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

What number of (a) learners were enrolled for the multiple examination opportunity in the past three financial years and (b) the specified learners have completed their National Senior Certificate?

Reply:

The Table below represents the number of Multiple Examination Opportunity (MEO) candidates that did not write all six subjects in November 2017 and November 2018. These candidates would have written the remaining subjects in the  subsequent examination in June 2018 and June 2019. The candidates that opted for the Multiple Examination opportunity in November 2019, would have written the remaining subjects in the June 2020 examination. However this examination due to COVID-19, has been combined with the November 2020 examination and the examination is currently in progress.

Hence the table below represents the number of MEO learners that enrolled in November 2017 and November 2018 and the number that achieved the NSC after completing their examination in June 2018 and June 2019, respectively.

 

 

November 2017

November 2018

Province

MEO Enrolled

MEO Achieved

MEO Enrolled

MEO Achieved

EC

6 485

185

12 848

414

FS

2 241

128

3 130

395

GP

8 036

806

10 064

1 052

KZ

21 125

1 443

30 705

2 126

LP

13 365

815

16 899

1 105

MP

10 372

1 773

6 470

677

NC

1 512

116

2 085

113

NW

4 377

552

5 164

438

WC

1 215

18

1 463

33

NAT

68 728

5 836

88 828

6 353

11 December 2020 - NW2967

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

Whether he has obtained the requested information since his reply to question 1051 on 8 June 2020; if not, by what date is it envisaged that he will obtain the requested information; if so, what are the relevant details of the requested information?

Reply:

Efforts to get the responses from Netball SA regarding the said Parliamentary Question has been unsuccessful. The Department continues to follow up with Netball SA.

In November of 2020, I wrote a letter to SASCOC impressing upon them the importance to respond to all Parliamentary questions with honesty and on time. I will direct SASCOC to copy all sport federation this letter.

11 December 2020 - NW3068

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What are the relevant details of the measures and/or plans that he has put in place since he assumed office to nurture and support sport development in rural and township areas, to ensure that young persons from the specified communities will perform at the highest levels in the Republic and (b) how does he monitor the implementation of the specified measures and/or plans?

Reply:

a) My Department in its effort to nurture and support the development of athletes particularly from the disadvantaged communities has an Athlete Support Programme. Each athlete on the programme receives support towards coaching fees, tournament fees, medical and scientific support, attire and sport equipment. In addition, the Department has a Bursary Programme, which caters for athletes who are identified at the School Sport Championships. These athletes are placed at the Sport Focus Schools in their respective Provinces where they receive sport specific support. Through this programme, the athletes receive support towards tuition, coaching, equipment basic subsistence costs.

There is also a Mass Participation and Sports Development programmes, wherein Provinces receives conditional grant to implement this programme in partnership with other stakeholders. The main objective is to provide access and exposure to all school going children and members within those communities. Norms and standards in partnership with stakeholders have been set.

Again there is Active Recreation Programme were the youth from different races participate in National Youth Camps which include indigenous games tournaments. The Department has also identified the Club Development Programme that promotes participation in sport activities as well as the identification of talent at grass roots level through the formalisation of sporting communities. A platform for the identification of talent is therefore generated, with emphasis on marginalised communities, providing the necessary mechanisms to channel talented individuals into mainstream sporting opportunities. Local leagues are supported by providing clubs with equipment has and or attire and Club coordinators are remunerated.

In response to the needs of youth living in rural and township areas, DSAC lobbied Parliament to ring-fence 5% of the Sport Infrastructure in the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) to ensure that local sport infrastructure is catered for by the local municipality. The purpose of this intervention was precisely to respond to the needs of young people living in rural and township with talents and aspiration that need to be supported and nurtured by providing adequate sport facilities.

(b). In line with its performance indicator on provision of technical and managerial support to municipalities, the Department has a dedicated Infrastructure Support Unit that provides support to municipalities during implementation of these sport infrastructure projects, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with applicable Norms and Standards.

11 December 2020 - NW3091

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to his reply to question 2223 on 30 October 2020, what are the detailsof all (a) income and (b) expenditure of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup and (c) assets of the legacy trust, including but not limited to (i) buses, (ii) laptops and/or c0+omputers, (iii) generators and (iv) speed fencing; (2). what is the cash bank balance of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Trust Fund? NW3921E

Reply:

The South African Football Association in its response indicated the following;

1. a) and b) That the revenue for the operation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was in a form of a grant from FIFA where all expenditure and accounts were approved by FIFA. In addition, the 2010 FIFA World Cup LOC closed in 2011 having accounted to the funder and owners of the tournament, FIFA.

c) i) ii) iii) and iv) That the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust has no assets.

2. That the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust is a Trust established by FIFA. The Trustees include FIFA's CFO; Head of Development and Head of Sustainability. The Trust accounts to the Trustees therefore will revert after presenting its financial report to the trustees