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03 September 2020 - NW628

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether the SA Social Security Agency has put measures in place to ensure that mothers of newborn babies who qualify for social grants are able to register?

Reply:

Mothers with new born babies have been able to apply for the child support grant at SASSA local offices. The need for the care giver to register babies as soon after birth as possible has been emphasized in all communication, as research has shown that the positive benefits of the grant are significantly higher the earlier the grant is paid.

However, under Level 5 lockdown restrictions, SASSA local offices were closed. With the easing of restrictions under level 4, SASSA has progressively re-opened its local offices as from Monday 11 May 2020. The categories of clients who may be assisted under level 4 include mothers of new born babies.

The application service has continued under level 3 without any restriction on the age of the child, although mothers of new born babies are encouraged to apply as soon after the birth as possible.

In order to maintain social distancing and to limit the numbers of citizens who report to the local offices for a service, SASSA has designated specific days for specific grant types. Applications for grants for older persons are done on Mondays and Tuesdays, while applications for child support and foster child grants are attended to on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays will be used to complete work which could not be attended to before the lockdown, as well as any overflow from the previous days in the week.

SASSA is also currently working on accepting on-line applications for the above grant types. This will make it easier for mothers with very small babies to lodge applications without having to go to the local offices to do so in person. This functionality should be available in the course of July 2020 and would just provide an additional channel for applications, in addition to the face to face applications at local offices.

03 September 2020 - NW1505

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Mabhena, Mr TB to ask the Minister of Transport

What total number of train stations on each line currently (a) have and (b) do not have functioning electricity?

Reply:

The total number of train stations on each line currently (a) having and (b) not having functioning electricity is as per the table below:

Commuter stations per region

Region Name

(a)

Available

(b)

Not Available

Total

South Gauteng

63

101

164

North Gauteng

27

41

68

KwaZulu Natal

92

10

102

Western Cape

109

15

124

Eastern Cape

22

7

29

 

313

174

487

03 September 2020 - NW1552

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What steps has been taken by his department to ensure that Metrorail is able to (a) guarantee commuter safety, (b) protect against cable theft and vandalism of the infrastructure, (c) arrest and subsequently prosecute those responsible for vandalism of infrastructure and (d) get the service up and running to its full capacity within set time frames?

Reply:

a) PRASA resumed its Metrorail Operation on 01 July 2020, in all Regions (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng) in line with the level 3 lockdown regulations, governed by the risk adjustment strategy implemented by the Government in an attempt to limit the spread of Corona virus pandemic. The Metrorail services resumed in the following corridors at 30% capacity in line with the regulations:

Western Cape

KwaZulu-Natal

Gauteng

Eastern Cape

  • Cape Town - Retreat (Wynberg)
  • Durban - Umlazi
  • Durban - Kwamashu
  • Pienaarspoort - Pretoria
  • Port Elizabeth -Uitenhage
  • East London - Berlin

Following the Minister of Transport’s announcement on 16 July 2020 allowing commuter rail operations to increase the loading capacity to 70%, Metrorail has accordingly increase its loading capacity in the currently operating corridors to 52% from Monday, 03 August 2020, informed by the following risk-based scenarios:

52% Capacity

70% Capacity

Social distancing for standing is 0.5m apart and all seats occupied with commuters wearing masks. Total in each train set is 1161 commuters

Social distancing for standing is 0.2 to 0.3m apart and all seats occupied with commuters wearing masks. Total in each train set is 1540 commuters

Risk Mitigations

The following measures were implemented to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus:

  • All Commuters are sanitised when they enter the station precinct
  • No socialising in the train.
  • No eating in the train.
  • Maintain appropriate ventilation inside the train - Windows to be opened by at least 5cm.
  • No handshaking greetings.
  • Commuters and staff strictly wear face mask on board the train.
  • Protection Officials and Marshalls are deployed on board to enforce compliance.
  • Train surfaces are disinfected before the train trip and at turnaround stations.

In addition, commuters are encouraged not to touch surfaces where possible in order to reduce the spread of the virus.The current security arrangements remain in place and supported by platform marshals to enforce compliance with the regulations.

Metrorail will continue to monitor the associated risk and based on the lessons learned and the attendant risk assessment, increase the loading capacity to 70%, in line with the current regulations.

b) Metrorail Security continuously identify crime hot spot areas and focus actions to ensure asset protection. Teams are deployed in corridors to ensure fast and effective response. Metrorail has advertised 3000 additional security posts nationally with closing date 22 July 2020. In the interim, until 15 August 2020, available security resources will be utilised to mitigate security risks / threats.

PRASA is also involved with Joint Operations with the Rapid Rail Police to create additional capacity to address the prevailing security threats. PRASA is currently engaged in various projects to address permanent and sustainable solutions for mitigation of the security risks associated with cables and infrastructure i.e.:

  • Corridor walling;
  • Recruitment Process;
  • Monitoring Control Rooms;
  • Physical Security;
  • Armed Response;
  • E-Security solution that will deliver protective measures for mission critical assets (substations, relay rooms and high sites)
  • Intelligence Driven Security Operations with investigations and criminal forensic support; and
  • Drone operations that will focus of infrastructure and cable protection.

c) Over 140 suspects have been arrested for various acts of theft of vandalism of PRASA’s infrastructure nationally with Gauteng contributing over 90% of those arrests. Prasa is pursuing various options with specialised units of the SAPS and the NPA to ensure that perpetrators are effectively prosecuted and receive stiffer sentences are effected, these efforts have been necessitated by the ease in which bail is being granted to suspects even in instances where it is established that they are foreign citizens who might not easily be confined to the borders of RSA.

d) Services will gradually resume in line with the adopted infrastructure and security plan and in compliance with COVID-19 Directions. The focus will be on corridors with high passenger demand and with less repair work required on vandalised infrastructure and station facilities. In Gauteng, due to damage and vandalism to Overhead Traction Equipment (OHTE), services will initially be rendered using diesel traction whiles OHTE are being repaired and security services are rolled out.

The table below gives an indication of the planned resumption of services:

03 September 2020 - NW1227

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Mey, Mr P to ask the Ministerof Transport

(1)Whether his department purchased any goods and/or services below the amount of R500 000 connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the names of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered; (2) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the specified transactions; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what were the reasons that the goods and/or services were purchased from the specified companies; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Procurement of Covid19 related goods below R 500 000:

Nr

Name of Service Provider

Amount

Goods/Services

 

(a)

(b)

(c)

1

Way 2 Go It Solutions

R465 000,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use

2

Moloko Family Holdings

R141 940,00

Public Transport: Activation at Taxi Ranks

3

Mistralog

R19 300,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

4

Hamisa

R26 569,14

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

5

Amet

R51 750,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

6

Ecko-Green

R9 000,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

7

Ecko-Green

R6 000,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

8

Cherry Pickles

R175 500,00

Ministry: Outreach and DLTC's: Face Shields and Sanitizers

9

Morerishi Travel

R90 000,00

Ministry: Outreach and DLTC's: Face Shields and Sanitizers

10

Tshwane Running Shop

R22 000,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

11

Tshebis Projects

R16 900,00

PPE for DOT officials/internal use (Multiple Award)

12

Consumer Connectedness

R128 604.00

Disinfecting of Building

13

Rimone Wako Mzantsi

R25369.60

Disinfecting of Building

(2)(a) The Department did not foresee the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic at the commencement of the previous financial year and had therefore not budgeted for the pandemic nor planned for any tenders in the Annual Procurement Plan related hereto. However, The Department had followed all the available prescripts by the National Treasury in the COVID-19 procurement processes.

Quotations were sourced in line with the provisions of the relevant Treasury instructions and a process of multiple award approach was utilised to meet the necessary volumes requested in the distributions for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Wear

(2)(b) A report was provided of a positive Covid19 case at the Department, and Facilities Management requested that the entire building be disinfected urgently. Four companies who had provided quotes for other Covid-19related services to the Department was approached and requested to provide a quote within two (2) hours. The deviation is that under normal circumstances suppliers are given three (3) to seven (7) days to respond to quotations. In this circumstances in with the need to have the building functional as soon as possible, suppliers were given period of two hours to respond. This however is in line with provision of the Treasury Instruction Note No.5 of 2020-2021.

(3) Companies are listed under the required commodities on CSD. Quotes were received from multiple companies, and the award was done based on ranking for either price or price and preference (in cases where preference points were claimed).

(4) If the house deems it appropriate, the Minister will make a statement, but does not see any necessity at this stage.

03 September 2020 - NW1591

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What is the intention of the R2,5 billion transfer to Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (e-toll) in the Adjustment Budget?

Reply:

The R2.53 billion (incl VAT) will be used for the funding requirements in the Toll Portfolio, which includes the shortfall on the collection of toll revenue from the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as well as the servicing of debt for the portfolio.

03 September 2020 - NW1497

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)On what date did applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant close; (2) whether the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) is still accepting and processing new applications; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether SASSA has picked up and dealt with any fraudulent activity since the operation of disbursing the SRD grant began; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full, relevant details?

Reply:

1. As the President Ramaphosa’s announcement the Special COVID-19 SRD Grant will be paid over a period of 6 months until the end of October 2020.

2. Applications are still being accepted through the Whatsapp channel (082 046 8553) and through the SASSA website (https://srd.sassa.gov.za). Of the total of 7 549 842 applications received to date, 6 534 754 were received in May; 938 554 for June and 31 534 for July (to 8 July 2020).

3. There have been no fraudulent activities picked up to date. There are a number of checks and balances built into the application and validation processes, which should ensure that only genuinely qualifying citizens benefit from this grant. In addition, the Auditor General is auditing all the application process and decisions and any anomalies identified will be investigated.

03 September 2020 - NW1241

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

Whether her department is on track to meeting its target of having 55 000 social workers employed by 2030 in accordance with the National Development Plan; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I would like to inform the Honourable Member that the target of 55 000 projected in the National Development Plan, which you are referring to relates to social service professionals, not only social workers.

1. With regard to social workers, the Department has developed the Supply and Demand Model during the 2016/17 financial year. The model projects that in 2017, the country had 32 261 social service practitioners of which 18 733 were social workers

2. In terms of the model, universities are projected to supply the sector with social work graduates at an estimated rate of 23% between 2017 and 2030. This amounts to 3 600 social work graduates who are eligible for employment in the social development sector on an annual basis. There are currently 16 140 social work students registered for the Bachelor of Social Work degree in various universities.

3 Using the same model projections for the 2019-2024 MTSF it means that the social sectorwill have 43 577 social workers employed by 2023/24. Then in 2024 – 2030 MTSF the social development sector would have 65 177 social workers employed by 2030.

4. The model also projected a shortfall towards achieving the NDP target. In this regard, in 2017, the social development sector had a gap (shortage) of 9 167 social workers for the 2017 – 2019 MTSF period. The implication therefore is that for 2020 – 2024 MTSF period the gap would be 8 494 and for 2025 – 30 MTSF period it would be 7 456 social workers.

5. On an annual basis for the three MTSF cycles, social development sector required 1 833 for the 2017 – 2019 MTSF period, and will require 1698 for the 2020 – 24 and 1 491 for the 2025 – 2030 MTSF periods. Should the public service employ social workers and other social service practitioners at the projected rate, then the National Development Plan target of 55 000 is achievable by 2030.

6.The Department of Social Development is the main employer of social workers in the country.

There are currently 16 926 social workers employed by the Departments at both national and provincial departments. The employment rate by the Department will therefore be informed by the Sector Human Resource Plan and organisational structures of both National and Provincial Departments of Social Development.The project is included in the Sector Human Resource Plan for 2020/21

National Assembly written Reply: 1241 of 2020

________________________

Approved by the Minister of Social Development

Date……………………….

03 September 2020 - NW1590

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) For what purpose did the SA National Road Agency Ltd request the R7 billion loan from the Development Bank of Southern Africa and (b)(i) for which projects and/or capital expenditure projects was the loan made and (ii) where are the projects located?

Reply:

a) SANRAL did not apply for a loan from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

b) (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not Applicable

03 September 2020 - NW1383

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department awarded any tenders in relation to the Social Relief of Distress Grant; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses and/or service providers to whom the specified tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded and (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business and/or service provider; (2) whether standard procurement processes were followed; if not, why not; if so, what was the reason for each specified business and/or service provider to be awarded the specified tender; (3) whether her department awarded any tenders in relation to capacity increase on existing grant infrastructure; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses and/or service providers to whom these tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded, (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business and/or service provider; (4) whether the standard procurement processes were followed; if not, why not; (5) what was the reason for each specified business and/or service provider to be awarded the specified tender? NW1754E

Reply:

 

1. (a) No tender was awarded

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

2. Not applicable

3. (a) Tenders were awarded to Prosense, Vodacom and Govchat.

3. (b)

  • SASSA varied Prosense’s existing contract with R2, 9 million.
  • Vodacom was awarded R15 million for thetender through the existing National Treasury RT15 contract (RT15 is a Government Transversal contract to Supply and deliver mobile communication services to the State during the lockdown period 27 March to 16 April 2020)
  • Govchat services are rendered for free to SASSA

4. Yes, the standard procurement processes were followed.

5. - Prosense was appointed to build the APIS(Application Programming Interface system)for data validation and to develop website for Special SRD Grant (Social Relief of Distress Grant)

  • Vodacom was appointed to develop USSD platform (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data)for SRD Applications
  • Govchat was appointed to develop the Special SRD Application Platform for free

03 September 2020 - NW1330

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the readiness to commence with Metrorail services from 1 July 2020 as he confirmed (a) which rail lines and/or sections will be prioritised and ready for use, (b) what are the reasons for excluding other rail sections from being prioritised and ready for use and (c) what cost is associated with bringing the excluded rail sections into full service including the (i) distances in kilometres for each excluded section and (ii) number of commuters using each excluded rail section?

Reply:

a) The following rail lines will be prioritized and ready for use:

  1. Gauteng: Pretoria – Pienaarspoort
  2. Western Cape: Southern Corridor (Cape Town – Retreat)
  3. Eastern Cape: East London – Berlin
  4. Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth – Uitenhage

The reason for excluding other rail sections from being prioritized and ready for use are:

(i) To reduce the spread of the virus by introducing limited services and then gradually increase services with time;

(ii) During lockdown, theft and vandalism continued within the network system and with theextent of damages, it is going to take longer to repair those lines with severe damages; and

(iii) Resuming with few lines provides the business the opportunity to learn how to handle passengers under COVID-19 before extending services to other lines.

c) The cost associated with bringing the excluded rail sections into full service includes COVID-19 Safety Equipment of R30 million, Security Costs of R300 million, Infrastructure (OHTE, Signals, Perway, Tele-Comms) of R301 million and Stations Costs of R9million of which:

(i) distances in kilometers for each excluded section are:

  • Umlazi – Durban – Kwamashu 61,37km
  • Naledi – Johannesburg 29,87km
  • Leralla – Johannesburg 47,48km
  • Western Cape – Northern Corridor 11,38km
  • Crossmoor – Merebank 13,50km
  • Umkomaas – Durban 83,26km

(ii) The number of commuters using each excluded rail section are:

  • Umlazi – Durban – Kwamashu 31,471
  • Naledi – Johannesburg 158,373
  • Leralla – Johannesburg 118,895
  • Western Cape – Northern Corridor 15,153
  • Crossmoor – Merebank 12,383
  • Umkomaas – Durban 15,253

03 September 2020 - NW1391

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether her department has a safety plan for orphaned and vulnerable youth exiting Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC) once they turn 18 years old and are no longer protected by the Children’s Act, Act 38 of 2005, and subsidised by the State to stay in the specified centres; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified safety plan; (2) what number of residents over the age of 18 years is currently residing in each CYCC in each province; (3) whether residents over the age of 18 years utilise the same living, bedroom and bathroom facilities as residents who are under the age of 18 years; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what is the age of the oldest resident staying in a CYCC currently?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes.The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 makes provision for an Alternative Care Programme which is inclusive of places of safety, foster care, child and youth care centres (residential care) for vulnerable children. Whilst in alternative care, these children must be provided with a plethora of services which includes among others, the provision of independent living programs. These services are designed to help children and young persons’ transition from alternative care to living independently as productive citizens through structured life skills and educational programmes.

There are transitional and independent living plans based on assessment conducted which focus on assessment of life skills in preparation for life skills training, basic education skills and other skills in preparation for post-secondary education. The assessment of skills is a critical step in designing an individualized independent living plan for any child which is to be reviewed after every six months. These plans indicate steps the child will take to meet his/her goal as well as to outline the task the child will undertake to meet specific challenges identified on his/her personal independent living assessment. The plan must be developed 90 days prior to the date the young person will be discharged from alternative care system at the age of 18 years or older.

There are important considerations when developing the plan. The plan must be based on the child’s strengths and needs with clearly outlined goals and objectives; identification and linking of the child with community services to turn to if he/she need assistance; connecting the child with the adult mentor in the community for mentorship, provision of support, advocacy and assistance with personal, academic and career development.

(b) Yes, Provincial departments are subsidising NGOs to provide services to children to remain in alternative care beyond the age of 18yrs in terms of Section 176(1). Children’s Act, Act 38/2005 makes provision that children turning 18 and are still busy with school can remain in a Child and Youth Care Centre until the age of 21 if they need to complete grade 12, should they prefer to. The court orders are extended in terms of Section 176 whilst the youth is still in school but once they have completed school (Grade 12) they are discharged in terms of Section 175.

(2)Table below indicates the number of residents over the age of 18 years who are currently residing in CYCCs in each province:

Province

Beyond 18yrs

Free State

59

North West

53

Gauteng

138

Eastern Cape

45

Western Cape

CYCC =71 & DSD CYCC =52

Limpopo

34

KZN

72

Northern Cape

3

Mpumalanga

64

(3)Table below outlines relevant details of residents over the age of 18 years utilising the same living, bedroom and bathroom facilities as residents who are under the age of 18 years:

Province

Response

Free State

All Residents are treated as children in the Youth Care Centre and therefore they all utilize the same facilities and abide by the same rules and standards that are expected from the younger children. The 18 year old youths are given a conduct contract to sign with the extension of their Section 176 order and they are fully aware that they are expected to conduct themselves like the children in the youth care centre for their duration of time in the Youth Care Centre, no exceptions to the rules is allowed.

North West

CYCCs differ in terms of their models. SOS is a household or family type of care and young person’s stay with others like typical siblings would. Other CYCCs resemble dormitories type where care givers are assigned to care for a particular number of children andare classified according to age. Mainly they reside together with others to foster sense of belonging.

Gauteng

No, children are placed as per their age group, and there is supervision at all times as per the Norms and standards.

Eastern Cape

This varies from one CYCC to another as it is determined by the number of those over 18, available infrastructure and equipment. However, those who move easily and quicker out of the centre create an opportunity for the long term placements. In some centres they are sharing with 14 year olds and above, in others they have their own bedrooms only sharing a communal kitchen, living room and bathroom which promotes the desired level of independence. Some where possible are allocated a room in the same block as the Child and Youth Care Workers / Caregivers.

Western Cape

CYCCs are responsible for the living arrangements of all residents within their care. Some CYCCs have independent living cottages on the premises, while others have dedicated rooms for those 18 and above. If they have a dedicated room they do share the living room and bathroom with other residents.

In terms of DSD own centres, the residents are placed in separate rooms and where sufficient numbers in a separate unit.

Limpopo

Living arrangement is done according to age group and over 18 years do not share bedrooms with the under 18 years. However, they utilize the same living and bathroom under the supervision of carers.

The children shower at specific times according to their ages and under the supervision of carers.

KZN

Residents are allocated cottage and are housed according to their age groups and gender. Youth aged 16yrs and over are grouped together. At some facilities those young people who are in matric have single rooms and other facilities have separate quarters for over 18 years.

Each young person has his/her own bed and living space.

Ablution facilities and living rooms are shared.

Northern Cape

1= has own room as he is also in matric

1=Shares room with 17-18yrs age group

1=There is only one room in the CYCC for all children, the child shares with other children.

Mpumalanga

  • In all the districts CYCCs children over the age of 18 reside in the senior sections for boys and girls separately.
  • In those centres where there are dormitories 18 year olds will share amongst each other.
  • Where there are houses a specific house will accommodate the 18 yearsand above and there will be a house for boys and house for girls.
  • In some CYCCs they rent a flat for them outside the premises of the centre and assist them in getting employment and sponsors for them until they are solely independent which is the maximum age of 23 though the number is not very high.

(4)Table below illustrates the age of the oldest resident currently staying in a CYCC:

Province

Response

Free State

20 years

North West

20years

Gauteng

21 years.

Eastern Cape

21 years old.

Western Cape

21 years old.

Limpopo

20 years

KZN

22 years

Northern Cape

19 years

Mpumalanga

23 years

02 September 2020 - NW1829

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Mr BS Madlingozi

1. Whether, given that R250 million owed to musicians currently in the bank account of South African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO), while mainly black artists are struggling to make end meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are any measures in place to assist musicians to obtain their money; if not, how does the Department intend to reach out and assist the desperate musicians; if so what measures are in place

Reply:

1. The Department has engaged SAMRO CEO regarding the money that is apparently in the account and it was explained to us that this money relates to undocumented work that is currently in limbo until such time that the true owners have come forth to claim the money. It is a normal practice that if the money is not claimed by any person, such will be distributed to authors after the five year holding period has expired. However, and in the light of the COVID challenges SAMRO has taken a decision to reduce the five year holding period into three years and thus ensuring that a proportion of the amount is made available. It is fair for SAMRO to be in a position to safeguard this money and properly allocate and report it. It also came to our attention that SAMRO is in the process of allocating some of this money targeting senior practitioners, and this would go a mile towards addressing the challenges brought by the pandemic.

I am sure you are aware also that on 18 August 2020, I announced the second wave of the Departmental COVID-19 Relief Funding for the arts, culture and heritage sector. The second wave will take into account the shortcomings and experiences of the first rollout. The relief will be available to mainly categories of performance and celebrations; music; festivals and events; books and publishing as well as heritage practitioners. Other practitioners will be covered through the partnership with the Department of Small Business and Development (DSBD).

In addition, the Solidarity Fund has made available 10 000 food or cash vouchers of R700 to the department, amounting to R7 million. The department is working with sector organisations and the provinces to develop a list of practitioners who will benefit from these vouchers and each province will receive 1 000 vouchers which can either be redeemed as cash or for food, with beneficiaries to be identified as follows: 50% urban and 50% rural areas.

02 September 2020 - NW1543

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she will (a) disclose the variance in the grant collections before the start of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 on 26 March 2020, and grant collections during the specified lockdown, (b) give an explanation of the reason(s) for the decline and/or increase variance in the collection of grants before the lockdown and during the lockdown and (c) highlight the regions where a huge decline in grant collections were experienced; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) On a monthly basis for the period prior to lockdown, approximately 0,5% of all grants paid are not collected.

The table below shows the number of SASSA accounts credited every month, the number of grants collected and the number not collected for the month prior to lockdown, and the months after lockdown.

Transfers into SASSA Card

 Month

Number of
SASSA cards Credited

Number of
Grants collected

Number of grants not collected

% Not collected

Mar-20

8,066,894

8,028,568

38,326

0.5

Apr-20

8,100,671

7,993,672

106,999

1.3

May-20

8,109,539

8,061,907

47,632

0.6

Jun-20

8,144,519

8,101,019

43,500

0.5

         

 

b) The increase in the number of uncollected grants in April was due to level 5 lockdown, where many beneficiaries were reluctant to leave their homes to access the grants.

The decrease in the number of uncollected grants in May and June is believed to be as a result of the relaxation of lockdown rules.

c) SASSA experiences non-collection of grants on monthly basis. The table belowindicates the top three(3) regions that experienced the highest number of decline in the collection of grants from March 2020 (before Covid-19 and lockdown) and April to June 2020 (during lockdown)

In April the high decline is caused by the total shutdown due to level 5 lockdown, beneficiaries were afraid to leave their homes to collect their grants

In May, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng remained with the highest number of grants not collected even though the number declined. Western Cape is the third highest due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases.

In June,the above provinces remained the highest but the overall number of grants not collected has reduced.

02 September 2020 - NW715

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What plans has she put in place in the event that it becomes impossible for schools to reopen before September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Reply:

Schools have reopened; and the health and safety measures have been put in place to protect educators, learners and staff. The Department continues to monitor the situation to ensure that lives are saved.

02 September 2020 - NW530

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Did she make the decision to appoint the current SA Social Security Agency Chief Executive Officer (SASSA CEO) alone; if not, who else was part of the decision making when appointing the CEO; (2) (a)(i) on what date and (ii) where were interviews held for the position of the SASSA CEO and (b) who were the candidates that were interviewed; (3) who formed part of the interview panel for the CEO position; (4) (a) what are the determining factors considered for the salary of this position, and (b)(i) what is the salary scale used for the CEO’s salary and (ii) when last did the salary scale change and (III) what changes were made to the salary scale?

Reply:

1. No, The SASSA CEO was appointed before my deployment in this portfolio.

According to the available records the recommendation to appoint the CEO of SASSA was made by an interview panel chaired by Ms Shabangu, the former Minister of Social Development. The interviewing panel comprised:

Mr T Nxesi, former Minister of Public Works,

Mrs A Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education; and

Mr V Madonsela, former Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development.

Furthermore, concurrence was obtainedfrom Cabinet for the intended appointment of the CEO.

(2) According to the available records the below:

2 (a)(i) 18 December 2018.

(a)(ii) National Department of Social Development, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

(2)(b) According to the available records the following were candidates: Ms SD Ntukwana, Ms BJ Memela-Khambula and Mr AS Mahlangu

(3) As Indicated above, the CEO appointed was before my deployment to the portfolio and therefore I am referring to the details.

(4)(a) The determining factors for the salary include amongst others, the level of responsibility, accountability and leadership capabilities, equivalent to that of a National Head of Department.

(4)(b)(i) SMS salary level 16 was used for the CEO’s salary (R 1 880 736.00 per annum).

(4)(b)(ii) 1 April 2019, with the cost of living adjustment.

(4)(b)(iii) Awarding of a total cost to employer package of R 2 650 000.00 per annum was offeredin line to the preferred candidate.

02 September 2020 - NW1824

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Mrs T P Msane (EFF) to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition: (a) What total number of black-owned specifically Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Level 1 companies have received assistance from the National Empowerment Fund under the programme Corporate Fund sub-programmes Project Finance, and Liquidity & Warehousing and (b) under what trades are the specified companies? [NW2196E]

Reply:

I am advised by the Mrs Philisiwe Mthethwa, CEO of National Empowerment Fund (NEF), that the NEF does not have a Fund referred to as the Corporate Fund. The funding products listed in the question are housed under the NEF’s uMnotho Fund.

Mrs Mthethwa has provided the following information in respect of the uMnotho Fund:

 

“Brief description of uMnotho Fund:

uMnotho Fund is designed to improve access for medium-sized black businesses and has the following six funding products:

  1. Acquisition Finance,
  2. New Ventures Finance,
  3. Expansion Finance,
  4. Capital Markets Fund,
  5. Liquidity and Warehousing and
  6. Property.

These products provide capital to black-owned and-managed enterprises as well as to black entrepreneurs who are provided with expansionary acquisition finance that allows black majority shareholding in companies, new ventures finance and black businesses that are or wish to be listed on the JSE. Funding ranges from R2 million to R75 million.  The Fund is priced to achieve returns that are in line with the level of risk taken by the NEF. 

uMnotho Fund performance since inception to date:

The Fund since inception to date has invested R3.3 billion in black transactions by value of investment. These investments have benefited over 143 companies that are black-owned and managed. Over 20 290 jobs have been supported through this Fund. The sectors invested include but are not limited to Property, Transportation, Tourism & Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Media, Construction, Energy etc.

Funding products under inquiry:

(i) uMnotho Liquidity & Warehousing portfolio

  • Since inception to date the NEF has invested R154.4 million under Liquidity & Warehousing and by volume this amounts to 5 companies supported under this portfolio.
  • Total jobs supported is 3 496.

(ii) uMnotho New Ventures Finance portfolio

  • Since inception to date the NEF has invested R1.2 billion by value and by volume this equates to 63 companies supported.
  • Total jobs supported is 9 164"

-END-

02 September 2020 - NW1828

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1). What (a) total amount of the funds earmarked to provide relief to artists who are suffering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been disbursed to artists and (b) percentage of the specified funds have been allocated to artists based in rural areas; (2). whether there have been any delays in disbursing the funds; if so, what (a) are the reasons for such delays and (b) steps will he take to ensure that everyone who needs the funds will receive such?

Reply:

(1). The COVID -19 Relief Fund close-out report has not been completed due to the fact that the Appeals Committee has not concluded on all appeals applications. Upon conclusion and reconciliation of the Relief Fund processes a full report will be shared with the Portfolio Committee.

However, as of the end of July 2020, the Department had disbursed 3120 (three thousand, one hundred and twenty) payments to approved beneficiaries to the sum of R63 million.

The Department will be able to provide a detailed report on the Relief Fund upon completion of all processes.

(2). A number of challenges were experienced which contributed to delays in disbursing funds to approved beneficiaries, both individuals (artists and athletes).

• A new online application systems was used and it necessitated training for official assigned to use the system

• Disbursement of funds were facilitated through agencies Business Arts South Africa (BASA) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The two agencies had to tailor-made their operations for disbursement of funds based on the Relief Fund criteria.

• The various independent committees appointed (Adjudication, Appeals Committees) had to be boarded and trained to use the online application and this also contributed to the delay.

01 September 2020 - NW1787

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Finance

What are the (a) relevant details of the factors that were considered when the Government approved a bailout of R3 billion to the Land Bank and (b) conditions attached to the specified bailout; 2) whether he has found that the specified bailout will solve the challenges faced by the Land Bank going forward; if not, what is the plan going forward to solve this problem; 3) on what date will the bank resume its lending activities?

Reply:

1(a) The following factors were considered when the Government approved a bailout of R3 billion to the Land Bank

(i) The credit downgrading of the Land Bank:Between January 2020 and April 2020, Moody’s downgraded both the Land Bank’s global long-term issuer rating and the national scale credit rating on various occasions. The downgrades led to funders not rolling over maturing debt or extending new funding facilities. Despite having access to R4.3 billion in Government Guarantees, the Bank was still unable to secure additional funding.

(ii) Downgrading leading to liquidity challenges and defaulting on financial obligations: The Bank as a result of the downgrade experienced significant liquidity shortfalls, which resulted in a default on its outstanding debt starting 1 April 2020.

(iii) The poor financial position of the Land Bank for the period 2016 to February 2020. Analysis showed significant deterioration in the Bank’s financial position since the 2015/16. This pointed to the need to restructure the Bank for its future financial sustainability

(b) The following conditions attached to the specified bailout

“Part of the R3 billion funds is to be utilised to pay portion of the overdue interest and capital and the remainder for the operation activities of the Bank (i.e. disbursements to farmers, etc.).

2.The R3bn will assist the bank with short term liquidity. The immediate goal is to stabilise the financial sustainability of the Land Bank and make sure the bank improves and continues with its business of lending to farmers in terms of its mandate, as per the Land Bank Act of 2002. In the medium to long-term the bank needs to cure its event of default, correct its asset and liability mismatch and attain financial sustainability. The shareholder recognises that the medium to long-term goals will required additional government support.

3.The Land Bank has continued its lending activities although at reduces scale.

01 September 2020 - NW1991

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

What are the relevant details of the (a) set targets, (b) time frames and (c) targets achieved for the establishment of (i) special schools and (ii) full-service schools in all the education districts since 2014?

Reply:

With regard to (a) set targets, (b) time frames, and (c) targets achieved for the establishment of (1) special schools and (ii) full-service schools in all the education districts since 2014, the following can be reported:   

(a) No targets were set for the establishment of special schools, since the focus was on ensuring the establishment of full-service schools, so as to increase access for learners with special education needs.  The sector target for the establishment of full-service schools was 624.

(b) No timeframes were set for the establishment of special schools. The sector target of the establishment of 624 full-service schools had to be achieved by 2018.

(c) Although no targets were set for the establishment of special schools, by 2018, there were  501 special schools (447 Public, 54 Independent), as compared to 295 in 2002.  By 2018, 848 full-service schools were established across all districts - 224 full-service schools more than the target of 624.

01 September 2020 - NW1992

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

(a) What total number of mobile classrooms were provided by her department to education districts since 2014, (b) what is the name of each service provider who rendered the service, (c) what was the total amount in each case and (d) how was the provision of the mobile classes funded in each case?

Reply:

The question has been referred to all provincial departments of education for a response and it will be provided as soon as the responses have been received and collated

01 September 2020 - NW1914

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether he has been informed of the plans of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to assist the Government with drafting One Plan and other initiatives under the District Development Model (DDM); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether the DBSA and/or the National Treasury received diagnostic reports in respect of the lessons learnt by the Government in piloting the DDM in the OR Tambo and Waterberg District Municipalities; if not, on what basis has the DBSA issued a tender (details furnished) on 30 June 2020 to source professional service providers to help in the development and finalisation of the DDM One Plan for the specified two districts; if so, (3) whether he will furnish Mr C Brink with a copy of the reports; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The District Development Model (DDM) is an initiative by the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) to facilitate better coordination across all spheres of government and SOEswith regard tothe investments that is required to facilitate development in 52 spaces in the country. The objective of the DDM is to effectively respond to the needs of communities by implementing programmes that contribute to the outcomes in the National Development Plan (NDP). Government should be able work in partnership with the private sector and communities in making the outcomes of the National Development Plan a reality, now more so than ever before given the fiscal constraints we face and impact of Covid-19 on our communities.

Our understanding is that DCoG has concluded and MOU with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) MOU to assist the department with professional servicesforproject management unit (PMU) to implement the DDM.

2. DCOG has made available the DDM concept note, document on lessons learnt in the pilots and profiles of the 52 District it produced available in the following link http://www.cogta.gov.za/ddm/ 

There is no requirement that DCOG should submit reports to Treasury prior to its decisions to procure professionals through the DBSA for its implementation of DDM, given that National Treasury does not get involved in the procurement processes of professional servicesof other institutions. In other words, we can’t provide comments on what basis the DBSA issued a tender on 30 June 2020, DCOG should be in a position to provide required details.

3. Besides the information DCOG published in its website, given thatit is the custodian of theDDM, it will only be appropriate that they be approached to provide the Honourable members with the diagnostic reports in respect of the lessons learnt by the Government in piloting the DDM in the eThekwini Metro, OR Tambo and Waterberg District Municipalities.

01 September 2020 - NW1969

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Sukers, Ms ME to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1347 on 26 June 2020 regarding the list of 1 500 schools in which Comprehensive Sex Education is being piloted, she will provide Ms M E Sukers with a list of the specified schools in each province; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The list of school where Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) were piloted has been attached.

01 September 2020 - NW1467

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) are the details of the major factors that her department considered when taking the decision to reopen schools during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic (b) conclusive evidence did her department rely on to reach the conclusion that children are less likely to die from the virus and/or transmit it to their parents and grandparents at home, given that the coronavirus is a novel virus and no one comprehensively knows all modes of its transmission?

Reply:

The decision to reopen schools was taken by Cabinet.  Cabinet was advised by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), which was advised by medical experts, led by the Ministerial Advisory Council on Health.  The medical professionals provided the advice, which led to the decisions being made with conditions that all health and safety measures are put in place in schools.

31 August 2020 - NW1894

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

(a) How is his department planning to match the increase of approximately 300 beds at the George Mukhari Hospital with an increase in the number of medical staff to care for the extra patients, (b) by what number of beds has his department increased the bed-capacity in each province and (c) what number of healthcare workers have been added to provide for the increased bed-capacity in each province?

Reply:

a) The Department is planning to increase the number of medical staff to care for the extra patients to match the increase of approximately 300 beds at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. The information regarding the breakdown of the medical staff that will be employed to care for the extra patients is attached as (annexure A).

b) The total numbers of increased bed capacity in each province is as shown in the table below:

Province

(i) Normal Capacity beds

(ii)  Additional beds capacity

 

Non-ICU beds

ICU beds

Non-ICU beds

ICU beds

EC

12 777

410

10260

1796

FS

6 573

235

5586

477

GP

30 152

2343

22819

3204

KZN

26 358

1092

19524

1668

LP

7 905

113

6338

938

MP

6 848

203

4768

753

NW

4 624

187

4273

748

NC

2 239

42

1378

189

WC

11 327

991

9209

868

Sub Totals

108 803

5616

84155

10641

Total

114419

94796

c) The breakdown of the total number of healthcare workers that have been added to provide for the increased bed capacity in each province is attached as (Annexure B)

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1939

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department has held any public meetings to engage and/or educate South Africans on the potential health effects the 5G carries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No. Public meetings by government to engage and educate South Africans on the potential effects of 5G will be informed by the 5G Deployment Policy which is envisaged to be released sometime next year by the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1929

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(a) What are the reasons that the University of Fort Hare could not commence with lectures in 2020, (b) on what date will the lectures begin, (c) is there a catch-up plan with specific timelines to ensure the 2020 academic year is completed for all the courses and (d) what are the details of the plans to deal with delays in the commencement of the lectures in future?

Reply:

(a)    The University of Fort Hare (UFH) experienced a number of student protests at the start of 2020 academic year. Student protests, at times violent, centred on financial and academic exclusions and disrupted the teaching and learning programme from the beginning of the year. The impact of the protests were uneven as in some modules no teaching took place before the national lockdown, while in other modules two weeks of lectures or more were completed.

(b)    UFH, as with all universities, is implementing remote multi-modal teaching and learning during the lockdown period. Teaching and learning has continued to various degrees across the University, and UFH data shows that overwhelmingly students (95%) are accessing the online learning management system, i.e. Blackboard. However, there has been a moratorium on assessment to accommodate unevenness in access. In order to accommodate all students, the proposed revised calendar formally indicates semester 1 as running from 01 September 2020 to 08 December 2020.

(c)    The University has a catch-up plan. A revised calendar will serve before the University Senate on 27 August 2020. At the same meeting, Senate will consider for adoption, a set of new continuous assessment models for many of the 2020 first semester modules. This will reduce the examination period. If adopted, semester 1 will run from 01 September 2020 to 08 December 2020 and Semester 2 from 09 December 2020 to 30 March 2021.  This will ensure that the 2020 academic year is completed for all modules. The University has ordered laptops on a loan-to-own scheme for all students who selected this option, and the first batch is currently being delivered. The University has also provided data to all students. The first cohort of students have returned to the campus (28% of the student body by 06 August 2020), and the University will stagger the return of students who form part of the second cohort. The permits for the first group of the second cohort will be issued in the last week of August 2020.

(d)    The University of Fort Hare has been grappling with a culture of instability at both its Alice and East London campuses. The financial and academic exclusions implemented were critical to ensure the financial sustainability and academic integrity of the University. Ongoing engagement and dialogue with the Student Representative Council, clear communication with the University community, and strong action against any student or staff member who are in breach of the University code of conduct are the most appropriate mechanisms in place to shift this repertoire of disruption, which is deeply harmful to students, staff and the University community at large.

31 August 2020 - NW1964

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

With reference to the open letter written to him by a nurse at SS Gida Hospital in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape in June 2020 (details furnished), detailing the level of neglect at that hospital, which included a lack of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and in-hospital infection of patients by Covid-19, what (a) steps has he taken to ensure that the hospital is provided with sufficient PPEs and (b) has he done to hold those responsible for the neglect at SS Gida Hospital to account?

Reply:

a) According to hospital management, SS Gida Hospital has not had a stock-out of PPEs. This is supported by site visits conducted by NEHAWU on 29th of April 2020, provincial office team on 06 May 2020 and district management on 20 June 2020. SS Gida was allocated appropriate volumes of PPEs by the Port Elizabeth depot. However, the shortage at the facility occurred as a result of inappropriate use of PPEs, for example health care workers preferred to use N95 masks even in settings where surgical mask would suffice.

b) National Guidelines on Infection Prevention and Control have been developed which includes the use of PPEs. Training on these guidelines will be provided to staff with the expected outcome including the rational use of PPEs.

c) Once training is provided and all staff are appropriately knowledgeable on the rational use of PPEs, consequence management interventions will be implemented.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1937

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department has investigated the effect that electromagnetic exposure may have on the health of young children; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Department of Health is guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) with regards to such matters.

WHO established the International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project in 1996. The project investigates the health impact of exposure to electric and magnetic fields in the frequency range 0-300 GHz and advises national authorities on EMF radiation protection[1].

Scientific studies suggest that EMFs are unlikely to be harmful at the levels normally found in homes, although there is some uncertainty regarding certain health effects[2]. These primarily relate to a possible, small increase in the risk of childhood leukeamia associated with high exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic forces (ELF-EMFs) which have been identified in some studies – these findings have suggested that there may be a small increase in risk of childhood leukaemia at higher than usual magnetic field exposures in homes, some of which are near to large power lines. It is estimated that 2 to 5 cases from the total of around 500 cases of childhood leukaemia per year in the United Kingdom could be attributable to magnetic fields. The types of studies that investigate these risks face many difficulties, including the possibility of chance, bias and the presence of confounding factors that may confuse the findings. Importantly there is no known mechanism or clear experimental evidence to explain how these effects might happen.

Current concerns are primarily focused on EMFs associated with 5G radiofrequencies (these are different to ELF-EMFs). Although a large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk, to date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use. The radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation that mobile phones or phone masts transmit and receive is non-ionising and is very weak. This non-ionising radiation does not have enough energy to damage DNA and cannot directly cause cancer. 4G or 5G networks differ in that they use higher frequency waves than older mobile networks, but they still do not have enough energy to damage DNA to cause cancer.[3]

WHO advocates for further research into the possible long-term health impacts of all aspects of mobile-telecommunications. It also develops public information materials and promotes dialogue among scientists, governments, and the public to increase understanding around health and mobile communications. WHO is conducting a health risk assessment from exposure to radiofrequencies, covering the entire radiofrequency range, including 5G, to be published by 2022[4].

END.

  1. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/q-a-detail/5g-mobile-networks-and-health

  2. Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electric-and-magnetic-fields-health-effects-of-exposure/electric-and-magnetic-fields-assessment-of-health-risks

  3. Cancer Research UK https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/cancer-myths/do-mobile-phones-cause-cancer

  4. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/q-a-detail/5g-mobile-networks-and-health

31 August 2020 - NW1907

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

What are the details of the (a) budget of the (i) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and (ii) National Research Foundation (NRF) for each of the past 10 financial years and (b) number of staff employed by the (i) CSIR and (ii) NRF in (aa) core operational and (bb) associated entities in each of the specified financial years?

Reply:

(a)

(b)

 

(i)

(ii)

(i)

R’000

(ii)

R’000

(aa)

(bb)

(aa)

(bb)

2020

2 795 970

3 944 027

2 104

N/A

1 258

N/A

2019

2 554 593

4 113 508

2 342

N/A

1 219

N/A

2018

2 542 617

4 726 544

2 618

N/A

1 485

N/A

2017

2 735 473

4 498 849

2 740

N/A

1 444

N/A

2016

2 736 550

4 162 597

2 740

N/A

1 404

N/A

2015

2 442 590

3 103 054

2 617

N/A

1 389

N/A

2014

2 202 595

3 160 651

2 550

N/A

1 301

N/A

2013

2 069 221

2 312 288

2 411

N/A

1 236

N/A

2012

1 919 381

2 132 683

2 375

N/A

1 248

N/A

2011

1 776 828

2 185 653

2 427

N/A

1 220

N/A

31 August 2020 - NW1827

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What steps will she take to ensure that the pension funds of (a) Mr Hosea M Mohle and (b) Mrs Regina Tebogo Grabe, who are former educators in the North West and have retired in December 2019, are paid out?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education will investigate and provide a response once we have received a response from the relevant Provincial Department of Education

31 August 2020 - NW1856

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the reasons that her department has delayed the pension payout of Mr Solomon PamoTlhapi, a former educatorin the North West who retired in December 2019 (details furnished)?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education will investigate and provide a response once we have received a response from the relevant Provincial Department of Education.

31 August 2020 - NW1705

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 840 on 28 May 2020, what (a)(i) are the names of the persons who attended the specified meeting and (ii) organisations do they represent and (b)(i) steps have been taken with the aim of meeting the agreed resolutions as at the latest specified date and (ii) on what date has each of the steps been taken?

Reply:

a) (i)This is personal information and cannot be released without consent of the individuals concerned.

(ii) The organisations who were present at the meeting, are listed as follow:

  • Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA)
  • Association of Southern Africa Travel Agents (ASATA)
  • Aviation Coordination Services
  • Bay of Grace Tours
  • BBEE Charter Council
  • Blue Train
  • Board of Airline Representatives (BARSA)
  • Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau
  • Century City Conference Centre and Hotel
  • City Lodge
  • CTICC
  • Cullinan Holdings
  • Durban Convention Bureau
  • Durban ICC
  • Ephraim Mogale Tourism Association
  • Federated Hospitality Association Of Southern Africa (FEDHASA)
  • Fly Fofa
  • Free State GLA
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Johannesburg Convention Bureau
  • Karibu Leisure Resort
  • Limpopo Tourism
  • Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA)
  • Ritsako Game Lodge
  • Rovos Rail
  • Royal African Discoveries
  • SA Airlink
  • SA Magic (China)
  • Sakhumzi Vilakazi Street
  • Sandstone Estates
  • Sandton Convention Centre
  • SANParks
  • South African Tourism
  • Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)
  • Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)
  • Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA)
  • Sun International
  • Thebe Investment Corporation
  • Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
  • Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA)
  • Tourvest
  • Tshwane Convention Bureau
  • Tsogo Sun
  • Wonder Steam Train (Pty) Ltd

b) (i)What steps have been taken with the aim of meeting the agreed resolutions as at the latest specified date?

As reflected in the response to National Assembly Question 840, submitted on 28 May 2020, the meeting that took place on 09 March 2020agreed that the spread of the pandemic in South Africa was still in its early stages, however, the Minister of Tourism committed to the following:

  • To engage National Treasury to assist businesses in distress to access the employment incentives that have been put in place.
  • To negotiate with various meetingsand events owners to postpone to futuredates based on scenarios so that weminimise cancellations.
  • To further engage with the Minister of Labour andEmployment who has agreed to look atrelief measures for those registered withthe UIF.

Subsequently, the Department of Tourism has embarked on a range of activities to support the Tourism Sector in dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Interventions by the Department of Tourism include amongst others:

  • The establishment of the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)
  • Engagement with the Minister of Labour and Employment to develop relief measures for those tourism companies registered with the UIF.
  • The compilation of a list of accommodation facilities, i.e. public, community and privately owned, that can be utilised as quarantine facilities.
  • Working with DIRCO in the repatriation of foreign tourists;
  • The readjustment of the Department’s budget to support the Tourism recovery plan; and
  • The development of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan.

ii) On what date has each of the steps been taken?

  • The establishment of the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)

Applications for the Tourism Relief Fund opened on 07 April and closed on 31 May 2020. The budget of the department was readjusted asof March 2020 to accommodate the Tourism Relief Fund at R200 million.

  • Engagement with The Minister of Labour and Employment regarding UIF

Mechanisms for the facilitation of claims for tourism business was established between TBCSA and the UIF.

  • Quarantine facilities

Since the implementation of Level 5, of the Risk Adjusted strategy, accommodation facilities were identified to be used as quarantine sites.

  • Repatriation of tourists

Since Level 5 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy, tourists were repatriated

  • The development of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan

The Tourism Sector Recovery Plan was developed through intensive consultations and was published for public comments on 1 August 2020.

  • Engagement with events and meeting owners

Engagements were held with meetings and events ownersto appraise them about the situation and the need to explore mitigations to minimize loses.

31 August 2020 - NW1903

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

(a) What number of public health facilities in the country are designated facilities for sterilisation, (b) what is the name of each specified facility and (c) where is each facility located?

Reply:

(a) 571

(b) and (c) Please refer to the table below:

Table 1 - Facilities offering sterilization services

District

Local Municipality (b)

Facility Name (a)

EASTERN CAPEPROVINCE

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

ec Walter Sisulu Local Municipality

ec Aliwal North Hospital

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

ec Walter Sisulu Local Municipality

ec Aliwal North Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Engcobo Local Municipality

ec All Saints Hospital

Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Blue Crane Route Local Municipality

ec Andries Vosloo Hospital

Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Blue Crane Route Local Municipality

ec Andries Vosloo Hospital

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

ec Walter Sisulu Local Municipality

ec Burgersdorp Hospital

Amathole District Municipality

ec Mnquma Local Municipality

ec Butterworth Hospital

Amathole District Municipality

ec Mnquma Local Municipality

ec Butterworth Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Sakhisizwe Local Municipality

ec Cala Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Sakhisizwe Local Municipality

ec Cala Hospital

Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Nyandeni Local Municipality

ec Canzibe Hospital

Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Nyandeni Local Municipality

ec Canzibe Hospital

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

ec Buffalo City Health sub-District

ec Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

ec Buffalo City Health sub-District

ec Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Joe15 Gqabi District Munic16ipality

ec Senqu Local Municipality

ec Cloete Joubert (Barkly East) Hospital

Chris Ha171ni District Municipality

ec Intsika Yethu Local Municipality

ec Cofimvaba Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Intsika Yethu Local Municipality

ec Cofimvaba Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

ec Cradock Hospital

Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

ec Cradock Hospital

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela A Health sub-District

ec Dora Nginza Hospital

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela A Health sub-District

ec Dora Nginza Hospital

Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Mhlontlo Local Municipality

ec Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital

Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Mhlontlo Local Municipality

ec Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital

Amathole District Municipality

ec Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

ec Fort Beaufort Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

ec Fort Beaufort Hospital

ec Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

ec Buffalo City Health sub-District

ec Frere Hospital

ec Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

ec Buffalo City Health sub-District

ec Frere Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

ec Frontier Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

ec Frontier Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Emalahleni Local Municipality

ec Glen Grey Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Emalahleni Local Municipality

ec Glen Grey Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Mbizana Local Municipality

ec Greenville Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Kouga Local Municipality

ec Humansdorp Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Kouga Local Municipality

ec Humansdorp Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Mbhashe Local Municipality

ec Madwaleni Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Mbhashe Local Municipality

ec Madwaleni Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Umzimvubu Local Municipality

ec Madzikane kaZulu Memorial Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Umzimvubu Local Municipality

ec Madzikane kaZulu Memorial Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality

ec Midland Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality

ec Midland Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Umzimvubu Local Municipality

ec Mount Ayliff Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Umzimvubu Local Municipality

ec Mount Ayliff Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Mthatha General Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Mthatha General Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Mhlontlo Local Municipality

ec Nessie Knight Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Mhlontlo Local Municipality

ec Nessie Knight Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Ngqushwa Local Municipality

ec Nompumelelo (Peddie) Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Ndlambe Local Municipality

ec Port Alfred Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Ndlambe Local Municipality

ec Port Alfred Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Makana Local Municipality

ec Settlers Hospital

ec Sarah Baartman District Municipality

ec Makana Local Municipality

ec Settlers Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Amahlathi Local Municipality

ec SS Gida Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Amahlathi Local Municipality

ec SS Gida Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Nyandeni Local Municipality

ec St Barnabas Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Nyandeni Local Municipality

ec St Barnabas Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Ingquza Hill Local Municipality

ec St Elizabeth's Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec Ingquza Hill Local Municipality

ec St Elizabeth's Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Mbizana Local Municipality

ec St Patrick's Hospital

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Mbizana Local Municipality

ec St Patrick's Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Amahlathi Local Municipality

ec Stutterheim Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Amahlathi Local Municipality

ec Stutterheim Hospital

ec Joe Gqabi District Municipality

ec Elundini Local Municipality

ec Tayler Bequest Hospital (Elundini)

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Matatiele Local Municipality

ec Tayler Bequest Hospital (Matatiele)

ec Alfred Nzo District Municipality

ec Matatiele Local Municipality

ec Tayler Bequest Hospital (Matatiele)

ec Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela B Health sub-District

ec Uitenhage Hospital

ec Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

ec Nelson Mandela B Health sub-District

ec Uitenhage Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

ec Victoria Hospital

ec Amathole District Municipality

ec Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

ec Victoria Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

ec Wilhelm Stahl (Middelburg) Hospital

ec Chris Hani District Municipality

ec Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

ec Wilhelm Stahl (Middelburg) Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Zitulele Hospital

ec Oliver Tambo District Municipality

ec King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

ec Zitulele Hospital

FREE STATE PROVINCE

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Bethlehem Medical Centre

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Bethlehem Medical Centre

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Moqhaka Local Municipality

fs Boitumelo Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Moqhaka Local Municipality

fs Boitumelo Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Bongani Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Bongani Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Botshabelo Health sub-District

fs Botshabelo Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Thaba N'chu Health sub-District

fs Dr JS Moroka Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Thaba N'chu Health sub-District

fs Dr JS Moroka Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Metsimaholo Local Municipality

fs Fezi Ngumbentombi Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Metsimaholo Local Municipality

fs Fezi Ngumbentombi Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Mafube Local Municipality

fs Mafube Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Mediclinic Bloemfontein Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Mediclinic Bloemfontein Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Mediclinic Hoogland Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Mediclinic Welkom Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Mediclinic Welkom Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

fs Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

fs Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs National District Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs National District Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Moqhaka Local Municipality

fs Netcare Kroon Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Moqhaka Local Municipality

fs Netcare Kroon Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Netcare Pelonomi Private Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs NHN Busamed Bram Fischer International Airport Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs NHN Citymed Day Theatre Clinic

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Mafube Local Municipality

fs NHN Riemland Private Clinic

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Mafube Local Municipality

fs NHN Riemland Private Clinic

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs NHN Welkom Medical Centre

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Ngwathe Local Municipality

fs Parys Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Ngwathe Local Municipality

fs Parys Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Pelonomi Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Phekolong Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Dihlabeng Local Municipality

fs Phekolong Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

fs Thebe Hospital

fs Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

fs Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality

fs Thebe Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Thusanong Hospital

fs Lejweleputswa District Municipality

fs Matjhabeng Local Municipality

fs Thusanong Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Ngwathe Local Municipality

fs Tokollo Hospital

fs Fezile Dabi District Municipality

fs Ngwathe Local Municipality

fs Tokollo Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Universitas (C) Hospital

fs Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

fs Bloemfontein Health sub-District

fs Universitas (C) Hospital

GAUTENG PROVINCE

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni South 1 Health sub-District

gp Bertha Gxowa Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni South 1 Health sub-District

gp Bertha Gxowa Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg D Health sub-District

gp Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Merafong City Local Municipality

gp Carletonville Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Merafong City Local Municipality

gp Carletonville Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg D Health sub-District

gp Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg D Health sub-District

gp Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 1 Health sub-District

gp Dr George Mukhari Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 1 Health sub-District

gp Dr George Mukhari Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Mogale City Local Municipality

gp Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Mogale City Local Municipality

gp Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg E Health sub-District

gp Edenvale Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni East 2 Health sub-District

gp Far East Rand Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni East 2 Health sub-District

gp Far East Rand Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Lesedi Local Municipality

gp Heidelberg Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Lesedi Local Municipality

gp Heidelberg Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 2 Health sub-District

gp Jubilee Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 2 Health sub-District

gp Jubilee Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Kalafong Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Kalafong Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Emfuleni Local Municipality

gp Kopanong Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Emfuleni Local Municipality

gp Kopanong Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Mogale City Local Municipality

gp Leratong Hospital

gp West Rand District Municipality

gp Mogale City Local Municipality

gp Leratong Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 6 Health sub-District

gp Mamelodi Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 6 Health sub-District

gp Mamelodi Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 1 Health sub-District

gp Odi Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 1 Health sub-District

gp Odi Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni East 1 Health sub-District

gp Pholosong Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni East 1 Health sub-District

gp Pholosong Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Pretoria West Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Pretoria West Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg B Health sub-District

gp Rahima Moosa Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg B Health sub-District

gp Rahima Moosa Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Emfuleni Local Municipality

gp Sebokeng Hospital

gp Sedibeng District Municipality

gp Emfuleni Local Municipality

gp Sebokeng Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg F Health sub-District

gp South Rand Hospital

gp City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

gp Johannesburg F Health sub-District

gp South Rand Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Steve Biko Academic Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Steve Biko Academic Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni North 2 Health sub-District

gp Tambo Memorial Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni North 2 Health sub-District

gp Tambo Memorial Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni North 1 Health sub-District

gp Tembisa Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni North 1 Health sub-District

gp Tembisa Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni South 1 Health sub-District

gp Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

gp Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

gp Ekurhuleni South 1 Health sub-District

gp Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

gp City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

gp Tshwane 3 Health sub-District

gp Tshwane District Hospital

KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCE

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Private Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Addington Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Addington Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Nongoma Local Municipality

kz Benedictine Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Nongoma Local Municipality

kz Benedictine Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Jozini Local Municipality

kz Bethesda Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Jozini Local Municipality

kz Bethesda Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz Bhekumthetho Clinic

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Busamed Gateway Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Busamed Gateway Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Catherine Booth Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Catherine Booth Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Cato Manor CHC

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Ulundi Local Municipality

kz Ceza Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Ulundi Local Municipality

kz Ceza Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Nquthu Local Municipality

kz Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Nquthu Local Municipality

kz Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality

kz Christ the King Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality

kz Christ the King Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Msinga Local Municipality

kz Church of Scotland Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Msinga Local Municipality

kz Church of Scotland Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Endumeni Local Municipality

kz Dundee Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Endumeni Local Municipality

kz Dundee Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

kz East Griqualand and Usher Memorial Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

kz East Griqualand and Usher Memorial Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Eden Gardens Private Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Eden Gardens Private Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Edendale Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Edendale Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Nkandla Local Municipality

kz Ekhombe Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Nkandla Local Municipality

kz Ekhombe Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Okhahlamba Local Municipality

kz Emmaus Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Okhahlamba Local Municipality

kz Emmaus Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz uMshwathi Local Municipality

kz Emtulwa Clinic

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Eshowe Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Eshowe Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz Essen Medical Centre

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

kz Estcourt Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

kz Estcourt Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Gamalakhe CHC

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz KwaDukuza Local Municipality

kz General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Hospital

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz KwaDukuza Local Municipality

kz General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Umdoni Local Municipality

kz GJ Crooke's Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Umdoni Local Municipality

kz GJ Crooke's Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Grey's Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Grey's Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Umvoti Local Municipality

kz Greytown Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Umvoti Local Municipality

kz Greytown Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality

kz Hlabisa Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality

kz Hlabisa Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz uPhongolo Local Municipality

kz Itshelejuba Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz uPhongolo Local Municipality

kz Itshelejuba Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings City Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings City Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings Durdoc Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings Durdoc Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings Isipingo Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Joint Medical Holdings Isipingo Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz King Dinuzulu Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz King Dinuzulu Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz King Edward VIII Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz King Edward VIII Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Klaarwater Clinic

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz KwaDabeka CHC

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz KwaDukuza Local Municipality

kz KwaDukuza Private Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Mthonjaneni Local Municipality

kz KwaMagwaza Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Mthonjaneni Local Municipality

kz KwaMagwaza Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz Ladysmith Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz Ladysmith Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Life Empangeni Private Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Life Empangeni Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Entabeni Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Entabeni Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Mount Edgecombe Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Mount Edgecombe Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life The Crompton Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life The Crompton Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Westville Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Life Westville Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Madadeni 7 Clinic

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality

kz Manguzi Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality

kz Manguzi Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Mbongolwane Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz uMlalazi Local Municipality

kz Mbongolwane Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Umuziwabantu Local Municipality

kz Mbotho Clinic

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz uMngeni Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Howick Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Newcastle Day Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Newcastle Day Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Newcastle Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Newcastle Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Mediclinic Victoria Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Mediclinic Victoria Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Medicross Richards Bay Day Theatre

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Medicross Richards Bay Day Theatre

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Msinga Local Municipality

kz Mhlangana Clinic

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Midlands Medical Centre

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Midlands Medical Centre

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Msinga Local Municipality

kz Mkhuphula Clinic

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz Ndwedwe Local Municipality

kz Montebello Hospital

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz Ndwedwe Local Municipality

kz Montebello Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Jozini Local Municipality

kz Mosvold Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Jozini Local Municipality

kz Mosvold Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality

kz Mseleni Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality

kz Mseleni Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Murchison Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Murchison Hospital

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz KwaDukuza Local Municipality

kz Netcare Alberlito Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare Kingsway Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

kz Netcare Kokstad Private Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

kz Netcare Kokstad Private Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Netcare Margate Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Netcare Margate Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare Parklands Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare Parklands Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Netcare St Anne's Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Netcare St Anne's Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare St Augustine's Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Netcare The Bay Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare Umhlanga Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Netcare Umhlanga Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Newcastle Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Newcastle Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz NHN Hibiscus Private Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz NHN Hibiscus Private Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz NHN Lenmed Health eThekwini Heart Centre Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz NHN Lenmed Health eThekwini Heart Centre Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz NHN Lenmed Health La Verna Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz NHN Lenmed Health La Verna Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz NHN Lenmed Health Shifa Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz NHN Shelly Beach Day Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Emadlangeni Local Municipality

kz Niemeyer Memorial Hospital

kz Umzinyathi District Municipality

kz Nquthu Local Municipality

kz Nkande Clinic

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Nkandla Local Municipality

kz Nkandla Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz Nkandla Local Municipality

kz Nkandla Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Ulundi Local Municipality

kz Nkonjeni Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz Ulundi Local Municipality

kz Nkonjeni Hospital

kz Umkhanyakude District Municipality

kz Mtubatuba Local Municipality

kz Nkundusi Clinic

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Northdale Hospital

kz uMgungundlovu District Municipality

kz Msunduzi Local Municipality

kz Northdale Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Ntshongweni Clinic

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Osindisweni Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Osindisweni Hospital

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Newcastle Local Municipality

kz Osizweni 2 Clinic

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Port Shepstone Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Port Shepstone Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Queen Nandi Regional Hospital

kz King Cetshwayo District Municipality

kz City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality

kz Queen Nandi Regional Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz uMzimkhulu Local Municipality

kz Rietvlei Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz uMzimkhulu Local Municipality

kz Rietvlei Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz RK Khan Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz RK Khan Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

kz Shelly Beach Private Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Umuziwabantu Local Municipality

kz St Andrew's Hospital

kz Ugu District Municipality

kz Umuziwabantu Local Municipality

kz St Andrew's Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality

kz St Apollinaris Hospital

kz Harry Gwala District Municipality

kz Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality

kz St Apollinaris Hospital

kz Uthukela District Municipality

kz Alfred Duma Local Municipality

kz St Chads CHC

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz St Mary's Hospital (Mariannhill)

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz St Mary's Hospital (Mariannhill)

kz Amajuba District Municipality

kz Dannhauser Local Municipality

kz Thembalihle Clinic

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz Thembumusa Clinic

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Tongaat CHC

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz Maphumulo Local Municipality

kz Umphumulo Hospital

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz Maphumulo Local Municipality

kz Untunjambili Hospital

kz iLembe District Municipality

kz Maphumulo Local Municipality

kz Untunjambili Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz Vryheid Hospital

kz Zululand District Municipality

kz AbaQulusi Local Municipality

kz Vryheid Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Wentworth Hospital

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

kz eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Sub

kz Wentworth Hospital

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Molemole Local Municipality

lp Botlokwa Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Molemole Local Municipality

lp Botlokwa Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

lp Dilokong Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

lp Dilokong Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Thulamela Local Municipality

lp Donald Fraser Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Thulamela Local Municipality

lp Donald Fraser Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Dr CN Phatudi Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Dr CN Phatudi Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Elim Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Elim Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Lephalale Local Municipality

lp Ellisras Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Lephalale Local Municipality

lp Ellisras Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mookgophong/Modimolle Local Municipality

lp FH Odendaal (Nylstroom) Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mookgophong/Modimolle Local Municipality

lp FH Odendaal (Nylstroom) Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp George Masebe Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp George Masebe Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality

lp Groblersdal Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality

lp Groblersdal Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Blouberg Local Municipality

lp Helene Franz Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Blouberg Local Municipality

lp Helene Franz Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality

lp Jane Furse Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality

lp Jane Furse Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Letaba Local Municipality

lp Kgapane Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Letaba Local Municipality

lp Kgapane Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

lp Lebowakgomo Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

lp Lebowakgomo Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Letaba Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Letaba Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Louis Trichardt Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Louis Trichardt Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Collins Chabane Local Municipality

lp Malamulele Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Collins Chabane Local Municipality

lp Malamulele Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Mankweng Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Mankweng Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality

lp Maphutha L Malatjie Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality

lp Maphutha L Malatjie Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality

lp Matlala Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality

lp Matlala Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

lp Mecklenburg Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

lp Mecklenburg Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Musina Local Municipality

lp Messina Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Musina Local Municipality

lp Messina Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp Mokopane Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp Mokopane Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Giyani Local Municipality

lp Nkhensani Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Giyani Local Municipality

lp Nkhensani Hospital

lp Sekhukhune District Municipality

lp Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality

lp Philadelphia Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Pietersburg Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Pietersburg Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Maruleng Local Municipality

lp Sekororo Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Maruleng Local Municipality

lp Sekororo Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Seshego Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp Seshego Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Siloam Hospital

lp Vhembe District Municipality

lp Makhado Local Municipality

lp Siloam Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Thabazimbi Local Municipality

lp Thabazimbi Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Thabazimbi Local Municipality

lp Thabazimbi Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Van Velden Memorial (Tzaneen) Hospital

lp Mopani District Municipality

lp Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

lp Van Velden Memorial (Tzaneen) Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp Voortrekker Memorial (Potgietersrus) Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Mogalakwena Local Municipality

lp Voortrekker Memorial (Potgietersrus) Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Bela-Bela Local Municipality

lp Warmbaths Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Bela-Bela Local Municipality

lp Warmbaths Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp WF Knobel Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Polokwane Local Municipality

lp WF Knobel Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Lephalale Local Municipality

lp Witpoort Hospital

lp Waterberg District Municipality

lp Lephalale Local Municipality

lp Witpoort Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

lp Zebediela Hospital

lp Capricorn District Municipality

lp Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality

lp Zebediela Hospital

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Local Municipality

mp Amajuba Memorial Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Local Municipality

mp Amajuba Memorial Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Barberton Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Barberton Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Victor Khanye Local Municipality

mp Bernice Samuels Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

mp Bethal Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

mp Bethal Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

mp Carolina Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

mp Carolina Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

mp Embhuleni Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality

mp Embhuleni Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Msukaligwa Local Municipality

mp Ermelo Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Msukaligwa Local Municipality

mp Ermelo Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

mp Evander Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

mp Evander Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

mp KwaMhlanga Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

mp KwaMhlanga Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

mp Lydenburg Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

mp Lydenburg Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Mapulaneng Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Mapulaneng Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Matikwana Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Matikwana Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

mp Middelburg Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

mp Middelburg Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality

mp Mmametlhake Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality

mp Mmametlhake Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Mkhondo Local Municipality

mp Piet Retief Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Mkhondo Local Municipality

mp Piet Retief Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Rob Ferreira Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Rob Ferreira Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

mp Sabie Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Thaba Chweu Local Municipality

mp Sabie Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Nkomazi Local Municipality

mp Shongwe Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Nkomazi Local Municipality

mp Shongwe Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Lekwa Local Municipality

mp Standerton Hospital

mp Gert Sibande District Municipality

mp Lekwa Local Municipality

mp Standerton Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Themba Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp City of Mbombela Local Municipality

mp Themba Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Tintswalo Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Bushbuckridge Local Municipality

mp Tintswalo Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Nkomazi Local Municipality

mp Tonga Hospital

mp Ehlanzeni District Municipality

mp Nkomazi Local Municipality

mp Tonga Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Emalahleni Local Municipality

mp Witbank Hospital

mp Nkangala District Municipality

mp Emalahleni Local Municipality

mp Witbank Hospital

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

nc Namakwa District Municipality

nc Hantam Local Municipality

nc Calvinia (Abraham Esau) Hospital

nc Namakwa District Municipality

nc Hantam Local Municipality

nc Calvinia (Abraham Esau) Hospital

nc Pixley ka Seme District Municipality

nc Emthanjeni Local Municipality

nc De Aar (Central Karoo) Hospital

nc Pixley ka Seme District Municipality

nc Emthanjeni Local Municipality

nc De Aar (Central Karoo) Hospital

nc Zwelentlanga Fatman Mgcawu District Municipality

nc Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality

nc Dr Harry Surtie Hospital

nc Zwelentlanga Fatman Mgcawu District Municipality

nc Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality

nc Dr Harry Surtie Hospital

nc Frances Baard District Municipality

nc Phokwane Local Municipality

nc Hartswater (Connie Vorster) Hospital

nc Frances Baard District Municipality

nc Phokwane Local Municipality

nc Hartswater (Connie Vorster) Hospital

nc John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

nc Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

nc Kuruman Hospital

nc John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

nc Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

nc Kuruman Hospital

nc Pixley ka Seme District Municipality

nc Siyathemba Local Municipality

nc Prieska (Bill Pickard) Hospital

nc Frances Baard District Municipality

nc Sol Plaatje Local Municipality

nc Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

nc Frances Baard District Municipality

nc Sol Plaatje Local Municipality

nc Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital

nc Namakwa District Municipality

nc Nama Khoi Local Municipality

nc Springbok (Dr Van Niekerk) Hospital

nc Namakwa District Municipality

nc Nama Khoi Local Municipality

nc Springbok (Dr Van Niekerk) Hospital

nc John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

nc Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

nc Tshwaragano Hospital

nc John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality

nc Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

nc Tshwaragano Hospital

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

nw Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

nw Madibeng Local Municipality

nw Brits Hospital

nw Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

nw Madibeng Local Municipality

nw Brits Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality

nw Christiana Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality

nw Christiana Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

nw Ganyesa Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality

nw Ganyesa Hospital

nw Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

nw Rustenburg Local Municipality

nw Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

nw Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

nw Rustenburg Local Municipality

nw Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Naledi Local Municipality

nw Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Naledi Local Municipality

nw Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw City of Matlosana Local Municipality

nw Klerksdorp-Tshepong Tertiary Hospital

nw Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

nw Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

nw Lehurutshe Hospital

nw Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

nw Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

nw Lehurutshe Hospital

nw Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

nw Mahikeng Local Municipality

nw Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

nw Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

nw Moses Kotane Local Municipality

nw Moses Kotane Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw City of Matlosana Local Municipality

nw NHN Wilmed Park Private Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

nw Nic Bodenstein Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw Maquassi Hills Local Municipality

nw Nic Bodenstein Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw JB Marks Local Municipality

nw Potchefstroom Hospital

nw Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

nw JB Marks Local Municipality

nw Potchefstroom Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Mamusa Local Municipality

nw Schweizer-Reneke Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Mamusa Local Municipality

nw Schweizer-Reneke Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Greater Taung Local Municipality

nw Taung Hospital

nw Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

nw Greater Taung Local Municipality

nw Taung Hospital

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

wc Central Karoo District Municipality

wc Beaufort West Local Municipality

wc Beaufort West Hospital

wc Central Karoo District Municipality

wc Beaufort West Local Municipality

wc Beaufort West Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Theewaterskloof Local Municipality

wc Caledon Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Theewaterskloof Local Municipality

wc Caledon Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Witzenberg Local Municipality

wc Ceres Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Witzenberg Local Municipality

wc Ceres Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Cederberg Local Municipality

wc Citrusdal Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Cederberg Local Municipality

wc Citrusdal Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Cederberg Local Municipality

wc Clanwilliam Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Cederberg Local Municipality

wc Clanwilliam Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Eastern Health sub-District

wc Eerste River Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc George Local Municipality

wc George Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc George Local Municipality

wc George Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc Groote Schuur Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc Groote Schuur Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Klipfontein Health sub-District

wc Heideveld CDC

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Eastern Health sub-District

wc Helderberg Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Eastern Health sub-District

wc Helderberg Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Overstrand Local Municipality

wc Hermanus Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Overstrand Local Municipality

wc Hermanus Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Tygerberg Health sub-District

wc Karl Bremer Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Tygerberg Health sub-District

wc Karl Bremer Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Khayelitsha Health sub-District

wc Khayelitsha Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Khayelitsha Health sub-District

wc Khayelitsha Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Knysna Local Municipality

wc Knysna Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Knysna Local Municipality

wc Knysna Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Local Municipality

wc Life Bay View Private Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Local Municipality

wc Life Bay View Private Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Knysna Local Municipality

wc Life Knysna Private Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Knysna Local Municipality

wc Life Knysna Private Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc George Local Municipality

wc Mediclinic George Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc George Local Municipality

wc Mediclinic George Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Oudtshoorn Local Municipality

wc Mediclinic Klein Karoo Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Mitchells Plain Health sub-District

wc Mitchells Plain CHC

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Mitchells Plain Health sub-District

wc Mitchells Plain Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Mitchells Plain Health sub-District

wc Mitchells Plain Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Local Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Local Municipality

wc Mossel Bay Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Southern Health sub-District

wc Mowbray Maternity Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Southern Health sub-District

wc Mowbray Maternity Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc New Somerset Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc New Somerset Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Cape Agulhas Local Municipality

wc Otto Du Plessis Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Cape Agulhas Local Municipality

wc Otto Du Plessis Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Oudtshoorn Local Municipality

wc Oudtshoorn Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Oudtshoorn Local Municipality

wc Oudtshoorn Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Drakenstein Local Municipality

wc Paarl Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Drakenstein Local Municipality

wc Paarl Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Bergrivier Local Municipality

wc Radie Kotze Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Hessequa Local Municipality

wc Riversdale Hospital

wc Garden Route District Municipality

wc Hessequa Local Municipality

wc Riversdale Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Langeberg Local Municipality

wc Robertson Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Langeberg Local Municipality

wc Robertson Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Stellenbosch Local Municipality

wc Stellenbosch Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Stellenbosch Local Municipality

wc Stellenbosch Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Swellendam Local Municipality

wc Swellendam Hospital

wc Overberg District Municipality

wc Swellendam Local Municipality

wc Swellendam Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Tygerberg Health sub-District

wc Tygerberg Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Tygerberg Health sub-District

wc Tygerberg Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Southern Health sub-District

wc Victoria Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Saldanha Bay Local Municipality

wc Vredenburg Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Saldanha Bay Local Municipality

wc Vredenburg Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Matzikama Local Municipality

wc Vredendal Hospital

wc West Coast District Municipality

wc Matzikama Local Municipality

wc Vredendal Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc Wesfleur Hospital

wc City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

wc Cape Town Western Health sub-District

wc Wesfleur Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Breede Valley Local Municipality

wc Worcester Hospital

wc Cape Winelands District Municipality

wc Breede Valley Local Municipality

wc Worcester Hospital

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1703

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 1032 on 8 June 2020, what (a)(i) infrastructure and (ii) facilities have been provided to the Registrar of Tourist Guides since her appointment, (b) is the value of each infrastructure item and facility in each case respectively and (c) were the reasons for the supplying of the infrastructure and facilities in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) and (ii) It should be a matter of common understanding that any functionary of government should be provided with the necessary equipment to do their duties and the National Tourist Guide Registrar is therefor no exception.

(b)The Departmentprovides reasonable accommodation and facilities to all its employees in accordance with the guidingpolicies whichequally apply to the National Registrar of Tourist Guides.

(c )To enable the National Registrar to perform her functions both as an official of the Department and as the National Tourist Guide Registrar, facilities were provided in line with her core responsibilities.

31 August 2020 - NW1858

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

What happened to the R3,5 million that his department allocated to refurbish the Laetitia Bam Day Hospital in Port Elizabeth?

Reply:

According to the Eastern Cape Department of Health, of the allocated budget to the Project, 4 (four) payment certificates were processed and paid to the contractor appointed (Ikhono Projects) which amounted to a total of R461,520.40, with a retention of R24,290.54 still held back by the Eastern Cape Department of Health.

Due to the Contractor initiating a termination of the contract, as a result of late payments, and thereafter vacating the site, the remaining budget was re-prioritized by the Eastern Cape Department of Health to fund other Projects within the project portfolio. This re-prioritized budget would be re-allocated in the following financial year once a new contractor has been procured or an alternative resolution being arrived upon between the two parties (the Department and Ikhono Projects).

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1938

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

Whether any engagements were held between his department and other departments before 5G towers were introduced and approved in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No. The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) responsible for government telecommunications in the country has not yet published a 5G deployment policy at this stage.

According to the policy direction on High Demand Spectrum that was gazetted by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies in July 2019, the roadmap for 5G deployment in South Africa will be developed after a study has been conducted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),on the spectrum requirements of 5G.

It must be acknowledged that the candidate 5G technologies are currently being evaluated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Detailed specifications of 5G technologies, officially known as the International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 (IMT-2020 Standards) are envisaged to be finalised within a year.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are no adverse health effects associated with 5G networks and the exposure to wireless technologies. The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection 2020 Guidelines also declared 5G as safe.

We must also point out that some operators in South Africa already have licences for spectrum that can be used for 5G (e.g. RAIN). All existing 5G trials in South Africa have used existing spectrum bands allocated and used for 4G, under similar power restrictions.For the full deployment of 5G, ICASAwill have to allocate more radio frequency spectrum for use by 5G networks. This process is being given high priority by government, and was expedited when network operators were issued with temporary spectrum “in an effort to deal with COVID-19 telecommunications challenges”. In the meantime, most 5G networks use existing spectrum allocations.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published “Proposed Policy and Policy Direction on Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communications Networks and Facilities” dated 22 July 2020,available online athttps://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-act-proposed-policy-and-policy-direction-rapid-deployment. The purpose of the Draft Policy is to provide clarity on the deployment of electronic communications networks and facilities.

The Draft Policy states that an Electronic Communications Network Service (ECNS) licensee has the right to select, access and use public and private land to deploy communications networks and facilities - subject to laws that regulate the manner in which a licensee should exercise its powers.The Draft Policy acknowledges the emergence of 5G networks and the demand that these new technologies will have on electronic communications networks. DCDT has indicated that many objections were received on this Draft Policy due to public concerns raised regarding possible effects on property value, infringement on property owners’ rights and health risks associated with 5G networks.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1833

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Sindane, Mr P to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) are the names of all the companies that were awarded tenders to supply personal protective equipment in each province and (b) is the total amount of each specified tender?

Reply:

(a)-(b) The attached Annexure A provides the details in this regard.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1825

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

(1)Whether all universities have the means to conduct lessons via virtual platforms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has found that all students have access to the necessary tools to receive any learning via virtual platforms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)  All 26 universities are implementing remote multimodal teaching and learning plans, drawing on a range of strategies depending on the context. The implementation of these plans are being supported in part by a COVID-19 Responsiveness Grant allocated to each university by the Department of Higher Education and Training, which supplements the funds that universities themselves have allocated from Council-controlled funds to enable teaching and learning to proceed during this unprecedented time. All the plans have a component of digital learning through online and/or offline means. The universities have learning management systems in place that serve as virtual platforms for teaching, learning and assessment, and in addition to other platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Collaborate, WhatsApp, etc.  

(2) Three resources (tools) impact on students' ability to access virtual platforms, i.e. devices, data and connectivity. Part of the universities' multimodal plans involve supporting those students who do not have devices to acquire these and allocating data to students. Data has been allocated to most university students who required it, and submitted correct details. Information collected from universities indicated that by 6 August 2020, 90% of undergraduate students, including 92% of NSFAS-funded students were being allocated data. Good progress has been made in supporting students to acquire devices. The information submitted by universities indicates that 64% of undergraduate students who required devices have been supported to attain these, including 63% of NSFAS-funded students. The balance of NSFAS-funded students will acquire devices through the NSFAS-led central procurement process. For students who do not have laptops at present, or who live in areas with no connectivity, some universities are providing teaching and learning materials in paper-based form or electronically on USBs, as part of their multimodal approach.

31 August 2020 - NW1956

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the reasons that (a) A Obilana has not been reinstated by her department as an educator at Allendale Secondary School despite the decision by the Emalahleni Education Labour Relations Council that he must be reinstated and (b) the principal of Allendale Secondary School was allowed by her department to victimise a teacher who reported sexual relationships between teachers and learners?

Reply:

(a) This is an employer-employee relations issue of which the processes are regulated by the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 as amended. Interms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act, 76 of 1998, the Head of the Provincial Education Department is the employer of all educators employed at the provincial level and therefore, the responsibility to appoint, transfer, terminate, re-employ and re-instate educators at the provincial level lies with the employer. It is also the responsibility of the employer to implement rulings wherein cases were ruled against his/her Department.

Besides, the response received from the Mpumalanga Education Department on this case states that the Department/employer has demonstrated its willingness to comply with the award but Mr Obilana refused to comply and cooperate. An alternative post was identified for him to occupy effectively from 1 October 2018 and was within the same circuit a few kilometres from the school where he used to teach prior his dismissal, but he failed to report for duty.

The details are as follows: 

The Department did not immediately comply with the award because at the time the award was received, the position which Mr Obilana occupied prior to his dismissal was already filled. Mr Obilana was however informed through his union on 28 September 2018 that the Department had established a vacant substantive found where he would be placed effectively from 1 October 2018. He was then directed to report at the Emalahleni Circuit where the Circuit Manager would take him to the institution he would be serving at. A response was received from his union indicating that he was sick, and insisted that the Department place him in accordance with the award. Mr Obilana never reported for duty but instead proceeded to take steps to enforce the award by filling an application for the certification of the award with the CCMA.

The award was certified in terms of section 143 of the Labour Relations Act. The CCMA issued a document entitled “Enforcement of the Award” [the CCMA writ] instructing the sheriff to attach and execute the movable goods of the employer to the value of R171 952.40 with interest. The sheriff served the document and attached a vehicle belonging to the employer on several occasions and this culminated in the employer filing an urgent application with the Labour Court, which was heard on 27 August 2019 wherein the enforcement award was declared invalid and set aside.

(b) Any complaint that affects the employment relationship should be dealt with in accordance with the grievance procedures outlined in Chapter G of the revised Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM).  

31 August 2020 - NW1917

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, with reference to the reply by the Minister of Home Affairs to question 1308 on 20 July 2020, there have been outbreaks of Covid-19 in the areas where the Chinese nationals had visited during their stay in the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Health does not keep records of the areas that Chinese nationals visit in South Africa. Furthermore, the laboratory requisition form does not include nationality hence we cannot report on the diagnosis of persons of Chinese Nationality.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1565

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

In view of the fact that 4 800 healthcare workers were infected by Covid-19 at the end of June 2020, what (a) is the flagging system that has been put in place by his department to administer the testing of workers and speedy results, (b) is the total number of infected community healthcare workers to date, (c) are the reasons that danger pay has not been implemented noting the dangers that healthcare workers are faced with during the pandemic, especially those in (i) casualty, (ii) emergency and (iii) ICU wards?

Reply:

a) The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has prioritised the testing of healthcare workers and provision of results as part of the targeted testing guidelines.

b) Nationally 30,741 healthcare workers have been reported to be infected with COVID-19 as at 20 August 2020. A process to electronically account for individual healthcare worker on COVID-19 infections and outcomes is being initiated. This will enable more substantive monitoring of community healthcare worker infections, which we currently are unable to do because data is not reported on the level of granularity.

c) The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council Resolution 1 of 2007 (PSCBC Resolution 1of 2007), regulates danger allowance dispensation in the public service. According to this resolution, health care workers who work in casualty, emergency and ICU are not covered by danger allowance. However, the inclusion of these categories to the existing danger allowance dispensation is currently on the agenda of the PSCBC. Organised labour and the State as the employer are discussing it with a view to signing a resolution if they reach an agreement.

END.

31 August 2020 - NW1923

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

Whether her department conducted a cost analysis and comparison of the (a) total amount it would cost to prepare all schools thoroughly in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic by providing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment and other protocols and (b) specified costs against the amount it would cost the department if they equipped all learners for online learning by buying computers and other relevant infrastructure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) No. The Department did not do a cost analysis and comparison. The procurement and provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for schools is a provincial function whose performance lies with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) and not with the National Department of Basic Education.

(b) The Department of Basic Education has developed a Comprehensive Plan to provide learners and teachers with digitized Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM) loaded on ICT devices. Different types of ICT gadgets will be provided to learners and teachers in the Primary as well as Secondary schools across all nine provinces. This included assistive devices for learners living with disabilities. Based on the cost analysis of the current contracts that are available in the market, it will cost the government more than R30 Billion to rollout the project. To promote access, the department is considering providing discounted data bundles to learners to complement connectivity provided using other technologies.

31 August 2020 - NW1905

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) is the name of each company that has provided school textbooks to each province in each of the past 10 academic years, (b) are the names of the owners and directors of each of the specified companies, (c) textbooks did each company provide in each province in each of the specified academic years and (d) were the costs of the textbooks provided by each company in each province in each of the specified academic years?

Reply:

What (a) is the name of each company that has provided school textbooks to each province in each of the past 10 academic years, 

The list of companies that have provided school textbooks to each province are listed in the National catalogues, currently 85 companies are listed in the National Catalogues. Catalogues developed in the last 10 years are as follows:

Grades 1-3 and 10 in 2011 for implementation in 2012

Grades 4-6 and 11 in 2012 for implementation in 2013

Grades 7-9 and12  in 2013 for implementation in 2014

Grades R and Further Education and Training (FET) Literature in 2015 for implementation in 2016

(b) are the names of the owners and directors of each of the specified companies, 

The National Catalogue lists the name of companies in the National Catalogue and the information of Directors resides with the custodian in the name of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and these companies are also in the Central Supplier Database where this information resides. Attached is a list of the 85 companies. 

(c) textbooks did each company provide in each province in each of the specified academic years and 

Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) procure textbooks for schools allocated Section 20 function in terms of the South African Schools Act and Schools allocated the Section 21 function in terms of the same Act procure textbooks on their own and therefore this information must be requested from PEDs.

(d) were the costs of the textbooks provided by each company in each province in each of the specified academic years?               

The price of each textbooks is provided for in the National Catalogues, .

29 August 2020 - NO10

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Mpumza, Mr GG to ask the Deputy President

Given that good relations between national, provincial and local government are essential in order to ensure successful service delivery, what steps has the Government taken to iron out any misunderstanding and/or misinterpretation so that the collaboration and coordination between the three spheres of government is underpinned by the attitudes and values of the developmental approach?

Reply:

A salient feature of our constitutional democracy’s developmental agenda has been adding value to our people’s lives through the effective and efficient delivery of services and development to communities, coordinated across the three spheres of government with the view of maximising impact and creating cohesive and sustainable communities.

Since 1994, there have been several attempts to achieve this through the refinement of legislation, policies and implementation. Despite these attempts, in certain areas misalignment and patterns of working in silos have persisted, often resulting in inefficient patterns of infrastructure investment and blurred lines of accountability, making it difficult for monitoring and oversight of government programmes.

Simply relying on each sphere to align their plans to the others, has not adequately served its purpose in respect to strategic infrastructure investment and planning.

Following several years of implementing programmes aimed at improving service delivery and of maximising the impact of interventions on communities, we can say there are sufficient lessons we have learned that point to a need for more deliberate efforts at collaborating and coordinating across the three spheres of government.

In 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the District Development Model, which is a practical realisation of our constitutional and legislative obligation to promote a cooperative government as well as provide support and oversight. The District Development Model aims to accelerate, align and integrate service delivery under a single development plan that is developed jointly by national, provincial and local government, as well as, business, labour and communities in each district.

The 44 districts and 8 metropolitan municipalities are meant to serve as development spaces, where the three spheres of government converge through targeted budgeting and a single plan. This would enable municipalities, communities and other key stakeholders to articulate the strategic support required from national and provincial government to improve prioritisation, spatial alignment of investment, and implementation. This signifies a shift from isolated planning and budgeting by the spheres to a practical intergovernmental relations mechanism for all three spheres of government to work jointly and act in unison, whilst creating a conducive environment for other development partners.

The rollout of this model has been informed and grounded by a comprehensive analysis of context, as well as, current and previous initiatives in order to adequately respond to the needs of the districts. Through the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, much of the focus thus far has been on concluding the process of profiling the 52 district and metropolitan municipalities to aid in crafting of the “One-Plan”, drawing in multi-stakeholders.

This process has now been concluded and in the short-term, will allow for the reprioritisation of budgets to address the gaps identified.

Intergovernmental collaboration and coordination has been a central feature of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This period of pandemic response, has effectively necessitated that we urgently rollout the District Development Model. To this end, budgets have had to be reprioritised and members of the Executive who are also District Champions, were dispatched to embark on oversight visits to monitor provincial COVID-19 response plans.

Government is also making use of various other inter-governmental structures and fora to achieve policy coherence across all spheres of government. The President’s Coordinating Council comprising Ministers, Premiers, Executive Mayors, and the leadership of the South African Local Government Association, is one of these intergovernmental structures advancing the culture of co-operative governance and of addressing the lack of synergy between national, provincial and local government by presiding over and setting a mutual agenda for planning, policy making and law- making across the three spheres.

Further, in our delegated responsibilities as the Executive, we are engaged in a number of programmes to assist the President in his efforts to bring about inclusive economic growth and development to our people. These programmes are focused on addressing the multi-dimensions of poverty, and are aimed at ensuring the realization of an improved quality of life of all the citizens.

One such programme is our leadership of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Service Delivery, which is tasked with providing political oversight and leadership to ensure that key service delivery and development priorities are developed and implemented within the framework of the District Development Model.

Further work is being done through the Eskom Political Task Team to foster co- operation across the spheres in the recovery of municipal debt to Eskom and the recovery of debt owed to municipalities by government departments and organs of state to enable Eskom and municipalities to provide services continuously and sustainably.

These are just some of the deliberate steps taken by government to ensure collaborative and coordinated efforts in the delivery of efficient and impactful services and development to our people.

-End-

28 August 2020 - NW1625

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) On what number of occasions between 23 March 2020 and 8 June 2020 did she use her official vehicle and (b) what was the (i) reason for her travel and (ii) total distance travelled?

Reply:

Between 23rd March and 7th April 2020,the Minister travelled using her official vehicle as per the dates outlined in the Table A below.

Between 8th April and 8th June 2020, the Minister did not utilise her official vehicle for travel purposes.

TABLE A

Date

(a)

(b)

(c)

23/03/2020

Home to Department of Home Affairs

Conduct interviews

32 km

24/03/2020

Home to office to Union Buildings

Work and attend meetings

21 km

25/03/2020

Home to GCIS

Conduct interviews

16 km

26/03/2020

Home to office

Work

15 km

30/03/2020

Home to Reserve Bank

Attend meeting

22 km

31/03/2020

Home to Laudium, Atteridgeville & Mamelodi SASSA pay-points

Visit and conduct oversight pay-points

98 km

01/04/2020

Home to Union Buildings

Attend meetings

16 km

07/04/2020

Home to MahlambaNdlopfu

Attend meeting

17 km

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

27 August 2020 - NW1820

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Mthenjane, Mr DF to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Whether the generation capacity under Eskom will be sold and electricity generation will be opened to the private sector; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) whether a new company will be created and/or it will happen under Eskom; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what will be the role of Eskom? NW2215E

Reply:

 

1. Government does not have intentions or policy to sell Eskom, however, several interventions to date have been undertaken to restore Eskom Balance Sheet, recovery losses and deal with inefficiencies. Establishing a new company will require a review of the current existing legislation, the government and Eskom have focused on seeing through the turnaround strategy of Eskom to see its full implementation. Also, plans are ongoing on the two new build power stations to be fast tracked for the completion and commission. The Government has also allowed for small scale embedded generators to be installed, allowed for procurement of new generation capability under the IPP program. The current Eskom financial burden and the Covid 19 pandemic might delay the recovery. Municipalities will also be allowed to do their own procurement. This is to help with electricity interruptions as the government commitment in ensuring electric supply. The approved IRP acknowledges the need for new additional capability which will be needed and which type of technology.

2. Eskom as a generator can participate in new generation bidwindows to address some of their inefficiencies. In terms of capacity needed going forward,Government has opened the door for Private participants, that include Eskom and private sector is part of the program. Government will continue to look at existing legislation in order to enable Eskom and other stakeholder’s advances in a manner that benefits Eskom, customers and investors.

 

27 August 2020 - NW1747

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Whether his department currently provides free basic electricity under programmes other than the Free Basic Electricity programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) to whom and (b) what are the relevant details; (2) whether the installation and maintenance of electricity prepaid meters would be (a) subsidised or (b) free under certain parameters; if not, why not; if so, (i) under what parameters and (ii) what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department prescribes electricity tariffs and rates to municipalities in order to ensure that the most vulnerable and indigent communities receive free basic electricity; if not, why not; if so, (a) in what manner and (b) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

1. The Department have developed a Free Basic Electricity (FBE) Policy which aims to protect the indigents by provision of lifeline tariff to indigent households as part of government initiative of poverty alleviation. The amount of free basic electricity provided is deemed sufficient to provide basic lighting, basic media access, cooking and basic water heating. The following measures are also available to protect the poor:

  • The Department isfacilitating access to electricity through government subsidised Integrated National Electrification Program (INEP) that is improving the quality of life of all citizens through electricity infrastructure and provision of FBE to indigents;
  • Free connections provided to Eskom’s low consumption residential customers;
  • Lower price increases applied to low consumption domestic customers; and
  • Inclining block tariffs (IBT) prescribed in the Electricity Pricing Policy and being implemented by municipalities.

2. Installation and maintenance of electricity prepaid meters is provided by the utility or distribution licence holder.

3. The Free Basic Electricity Policy provide for targeting of indigents or targeted customers by giving them limited free basic electricity. Municipalities develop indigent register or use targeting criteria as prescribed by the Free Basic Electricity. The proposed level of service is for a grid based system for qualifying domestic customers.Terms of use and distribution are different in every Municipality;however, municipalities restrict FBE to a minimum of 50kwh per household per month as prescribed by the policy homes while other Municipalities uses 20 Amps meters as the qualification criteria for Free Basic Electricity.

27 August 2020 - NW1776

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the President of the Republic

With reference to his reply to oral question 2 on 18 June 2020, (a) why has he not instructed the Government to release the full details of the modelling and assumptions used by it to determine its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and (b) by what date is it envisaged that the full details of the modelling and assumptions will be released?

Reply:

As I indicated in the National Assembly on 18 June 2020, in determining the appropriate response to the global coronavirus pandemic, government has been informed by the advice of scientists, by the experiences of other countries and from the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

In planning its health response, government has made use of the work of the South African COVID-19 Modelling Consortium (SACMC). This is a group of researchers from academic, non-profit and government institutions coordinated by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

The SACMC has to date publicly released the following reports:

  • Long-term projections from 6 May
  • Short-term projections from 6 May
  • Short-term projections from 12 June

The reports are available at:

https://www.nicd.ac.za/diseases-a-z-index/covid-19/surveillance-reports.

Ithas also made the model codepublicly available at:

https://sacovid19mc.github.io.

27 August 2020 - NW1823

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

What amount (a) do the residents of the City of Tshwane pay for a kilowatt unit of prepaid electricity and (b)is the metering company paid for each unit sold?NW2218E

Reply:

a)  After consultation with Nersa the following information, relating to the prepaid charge on prepaid electricity was provided:

1.1 Domestic Tariffs

    1. Domestic Standard Supply Single & Three Phase: Conventional & Prepaid

Tariff blocks

c/kWh

Block 1 (0-100 kWh)

170.28

Block 2 (101 – 400 kWh)

199.28

Block 3 (401 – 650 kWh)

217.11

Block 4 (>650kWh)

234.06

 

1.2 Domestic Indigent: Conventional & Prepaid

Tariff blocks

c/kWh

Block 1 (0-100 kWh)

169.89

Block 2 (101 – 400 kWh)

195.43

Block 3 (401 – 650 kWh)

214.42

Block 4 (>650kWh)

228.79

 

1.3 Lifeline: Prepaid

Tariff blocks

c/kWh

Block 1 (0-100 kWh)

169.89

Block 2 (101 – 400 kWh)

195.43

Block 3 (401 – 650 kWh)

214.42

Block 4 (>650kWh)

228.79

1.4 Domestic Three Phase Demand Supply: Convention & Prepaid

Domestic Three Phase Demand Supply

  • Basic charge: R644.89/month
  • Energy charge:130.76c/kWh
  • Demand charge: R120.29/kVA

2. Agriculture and Farm Land: Conventional & Prepaid

2.1 Agriculture Tariffs Conventional

  • Energy charge: 211.21c/kWh

3. Non - Domestic Single - Phase: Prepaid

3.1 Single Phase: Prepaid (≤ 60A)

  • Basic charge: R1 047.12/month
  • Energy charge:181.19c/kWh

3.2 Single Phase: Prepaid (≥ 60A)

  • Basic charge: R1 309.18/month
  • Energy charge: 181.19c/kWh

b) The metro has indicated that it does not pay metering companies for the sale of electricity. However, resellers buy electricity in bulk and resell to their customers.

27 August 2020 - NW1800

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has been informed that Andrew Babeile, who was sentenced for stabbing a fellow white pupil after racial violence at his school in Vryburg in 1999, is struggling to secure a sustainable job because of the criminal record he carries; if so, (2) whether his Office has considered giving Andrew Babeile a Presidential pardon, taking into account the (a) circumstances which led to the incident and (b) fact that the magistrate who convicted him was a chairperson of the school governing body that had initially expelled him from the school?

Reply:

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services receives and considers applications forPresidential pardons. The Department undertakes an evaluation of the matter and prepares a recommendation to the President on whether or not it will be in the public interest to grant a pardon. All matters are considered on their own merit and the recommendation is forwarded by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to the President.

I have been informed that with regard to the matter of Mr Babeile, the Department of Justice does not have any record of such a matter being received and therefore have not prepared any recommendation for the President in respect of this matter.

Thus, there is no record of any application for pardon received from Mr Babeile and the President is not aware of his circumstances. His matter would be considered by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services upon receipt of a written application.