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11 May 2018 - NW1065

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)Whether he was aware or has been informed of negotiations and any agreement between certain parties (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) Whether these negotiations influenced the decision making processes of his department in this matter; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

1. No, the Minister of Home Affairs was not aware or informed of negotiations between the parties mentioned by the Honourable Member.

2. Not applicable.

18 April 2018 - NW969

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With regard to the judgment in Fireblade vs the Minister of Home Affairs, what amount did his department spend on (a) his legal costs incurred and (b) his department’s legal costs incurred for the (i) appeal to the Constitutional Court, (ii) appeal to the full bench of the High Court and (iii) initial application in the High Court?

Reply:

Payment of legal fees for the Department and the State in general is made by the offices of the State Attorneys, therefore, the Department, like other institutions of State, does not have the mandate to directly effect legal fees.

However, the Department has, upon receipt of this question, requested the Office of the State Attorney in question to provide details on the legal costs incurred on the Fireblade matter. The State Attorney responded to the Department’s request and advised that it has only attended to the processing of the payment of fees in respect of the Department’s legal team, which amounted to R874 199-25 thus far.

 

18 April 2018 - NW944

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the (a) total number of critical skills visa applications that have been received by the department in the current and past two financial years, (b) total number which were (i) approved and (ii) declined and (c) average turnaround times for the applications?

Reply:

(a) Critical skills visa received

Year

Total Received

2015/16

3 852

2016/17

6 304

2017/18

6 697

(b)(i)&(ii) Critical skills visa approved and rejected

Year

Approved

Rejected

2015/16

1 904

1 948

2016/17

3 032

3 272

2017/18

3 697

3 000

c) The average turnaround time for critical skills visas is 4 weeks.

18 April 2018 - NW937

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 528 on 2 March 2018, (a) what exactly does indeterminate mean and (b) given the deadline from Parliament for introducing legislation, by what date will the legislation be introduced?

Reply:

a) Indeterminate in the context of the response to parliamentary question 528 means that the Commission had, as at that time of the response, not concluded its review and made determinations relating to voting procedures and requirements for voters outside of the Republic.

b) The Commission has submitted the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill to me. The process is to procure Cabinet approval and expeditious introduction into the parliamentary process.

18 April 2018 - NW894

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What steps has the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) taken to ensure that no member of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union will be IEC officials for the forthcoming registration weekends and election days?

Reply:

The Electoral Commission responded as follows:

  1. The Electoral Commission has no policy of recruiting members of SADTU or members of any specific organization. To obviate possibilities of bias in the electoral process. The Commission has co-developed criteria for the recruitment of electoral staff with the National Party Liaison Committee (a committee comprising all parties represented in the National Assembly). The criteria provide, amongst others, the following elements:
  • a) In the last five years the applicant must not have held political office or been a candidate in an election or have been politically active for a political party or campaigning for a political party.
  • b) In the last five years the applicant must not have been elected to office in an organisation that has party political affiliations or aims.

2. The criteria are intended to exclude persons who hold active party political office. The ultimate aim is to eliminate political bias and partiality on the part of electoral staff. Additionally, the proposed staff for appointment is presented to Municipal Party Liaison Committees for screening with a view to give parties an opportunity to object to the inclusion of persons with known active political involvement.

3. To exclude applicants on the basis of membership of a trade union would constitute discriminatory practice and be open to constitutional and legal challenge. Expenses in such litigation may result in wasteful expenditure.

4. The Commission has over the last few elections being proactively recruiting unemployed young persons. Concomitant with this there has been a progressive reduction in the number of teachers employed. The attached tables present figures relative to the use of young persons as well as the teachers per election:

AGE ANALYSIS

TOTAL STAFF RECRUITED

35 and Below

% Youth

2009 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

201 328

120 882

60%

2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

198 227

120 836

61%

2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

213 318

126 091

59%

2016 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

207 015

123 873

60%

       

TEACHERS

TOTAL STAFF RECRUITED

Teachers

%

2009 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

201 328

35 544

18%

2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

198 227

27 675

14%

2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

213 318

24 065

11%

2016 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

207 015

18 918

9%

       

18 April 2018 - NW840

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)With regard to the decision by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) not to allow South Africans living abroad the right to vote on the provincial ballot paper, what are the relevant details of all legal opinions received by the IEC that informed the decision; (2) can he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with copies of (a) all legal opinions and (b) the minutes in respect of the decision?

Reply:

(1) The special voting dispensation on the provincial ballot is regulated in terms of section 33A of the Electoral Act 73 of 1998. This aspect of the electoral scheme was passed into law by the Parliament of the Republic ahead of the 2014 general elections. The key consideration of Parliament is that there is no nexus between ordinary residence outside of the Republic and a province inside of the Republic. Crucially, the nexus on the national ballot is established by the subsistence of citizenship on the part of those ordinarily resident outside of the Republic.

(2)(a) There is no legal opinion that the Commission procured on this matter.

(2)(b) The relevant extract of the Commission meeting is hereto attached is attached as Annexure A.

ANNEXURE A

 

EXCERPT FROM COMMISSION MEETING OF 21 SEPTEMBER 2012

After a deliberation on the above, the meeting APPROVED the following recommendations from the Committee:

 

  1. South African citizens applying to vote abroad should be allocated to the national voters’ roll at the last known physical address of the voter in South Africa.
  2. That South African citizens abroad should be required to produce both a valid South African passport and a valid South Africa identity document when registering abroad.
  3. That no provincial ballot will be issued to overseas voters and other voters casting their vote outside their province of ordinary residence.
  4. That voting abroad will only take place in South African missions.

The meeting AGREED that the Chairperson should approach the Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

18 April 2018 - NW748

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department issued Ms Shivani S Gupta (details furnished) with a South African passport; if so, (a)(i) on what date did the specified person apply, (ii) where did the specified person apply and (iii) on what date was the passport issued and (b) what is the total number of passports that were issued to the specified person?

Reply:

a) No, according to the information on the National Population Register (NPR), Ms Shivani S Gupta, the holder of this ID number: 700510 1418 186, has never been issued with a South African passport.

However, the same person, with ID number: 700510 1418 087 has two active passports as follows:

PASSPORT NO

(a)(i) DATE OF APPLICATION

(a)(iii) DATE OF

ISSUE

DATE OF EXPIRY

STATUS

(a)(ii) OFFICE OF APPLICATION

M00235637

15/11/2017

15/11/2017

14/11/2027

Active

Pretoria

M00161089

06/10/2015

14/10/2015

13/10/2025

Active

Centurion

b) Shivani Gupta has been issued with a total of two passports which are active.

NB> The passport issuance is regulated by the South African Passports and Travel Document Act, Act No 04 of 1994 and its Regulations. In terms of the Act, a person can only be issued with a South African passport if he or she is in possession of a birth certificate or an Identity document bearing the identity document number of a citizen. The Gupta family member in question who is in possession of South African passports have been issued with South African Identity documents with identity document numbers of citizens.

The Regulations 2(5) allow the Department to issue a second South African passport under circumstances listed in Regulations 8(3), 8(4) and 8(5).

The reasons for applying for a second passport, amongst others, are either the passport is full, expired or the passport is sent for visa applications. The passport application system has a facility that allows applicants to indicate the urgency of their applications.

18 April 2018 - NW744

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department issued Mr Atul Kumar Gupta (details furnished) with a South African passport; if so, (a)(i) on what date did the specified person apply, (ii) where did the specified person apply and (iii) on what date was the passport issued and (b) what is the total number of passports that were issued to the specified person?

Reply:

a) Yes, the information is as follows:

 

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

   

PASSPORT NO

DATE OF APPLICATION

OFFICE OF APPLICATION

DATE OF ISSUE

DATE OF EXPIRY

STATUS

M00154401

2015/07/31

Centurion

2015/07/31  

2025/07/30    

Active

M00081294

2013/03/15

Pretoria

2013/03/19  

2023/03/18

Active

477486059

*Not system registered (manual registration process)

Centurion

2008/06/05  

2018/06/04    

Passport pages full

448254276

*Not system registered (manual registration process)

SAHC New Delhi

2004/09/29  

2014/09/28    

Expired

  437252898  

*Not system registered (manual registration process)

Randburg

2002/11/04  

2012/11/03  

Expired

*It should be noted that some dates of passport applications done prior to 2008 is not detailed due to manual registration process, previously decentralised to front offices for registration of applications.

(b) According to the information on the National Population Register (NPR), Atul Kumar Gupta with ID Number: 6806145105080, has been issued with five (5) passports.

NB> The passport issuance is regulated by the South African Passports and Travel Document Act, Act No 04 of 1994 and its Regulations. In terms of the Act, a person can only be issued with a South African passport if he or she is in possession of a birth certificate or an Identity document bearing the identity document number of a citizen. The Gupta family member in question who is in possession of South African passports has been issued with South African Identity document with identity document number of citizen.

The Regulations 2(5) allow the Department to issue a second South African passport under circumstances listed in Regulations 8(3), 8(4) and 8(5).

The reasons for applying for a second passport, amongst others, are either the passport is full, expired or the passport is sent for visa applications. The passport application system has a facility that allows applicants to indicate the urgency of their applications.

The System did not register the date of application for the passports that were applied for in 2008 and earlier

18 April 2018 - NW745

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department issued Mr Rajesh Tony Gupta (details furnished) with a South African passport; if so, (a)(i) on what date did the specified person apply, (ii) where did the specified person apply and (iii) on what date was the passport issued and (b) what is the total number of passports that were issued to the specified person?

Reply:

a) Yes, the information is as follows:

 

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

   

PASSPORT No.

DATE OF APPLICATION

OFFICE OF APPLICATION

DATE OF ISSUE

DATE OF EXPIRY

STATUS

M00234326

2017/11/03

Pretoria

2017/11/03  

2027/11/02    

Active

M00234360

2017/11/03

Pretoria

2017/11/03  

2027/11/02    

Active

M00139003 

2015/02/09

Centurion

2015/02/17  

2025/02/16    

Passport pages are full

M00138156  

2015/02/04

Centurion

2015/02/05  

2025/02/04

Passport pages are full

M00069726 

2012/09/13

Abroad

2012/09/14  

2022/09/13

Cancelled

M00006520

2009/07/13

Pretoria

2009/07/27  

2019/07/26    

Cancelled

462064042  

*Not system registered (manual registration process)

Centurion

2006/07/27  

2016/07/26    

Expired

01584182

(Temporary Passport)

*Not system registered (manual registration process)

Centurion

2006/08/11  

2007/08/10    

Expired

*It should be noted that some information of passport applications done prior to 2008 is not detailed due to the manual registration process, previously decentralised to front offices for registration of applications.

b) According to the information on the National Population Register (NPR), Rajesh Kumar Gupta with ID Number: 7208056345087, has been issued with eight (8) passports in total.

NB> The passport issuance is regulated by the South African Passports and Travel Document Act, Act No 04 of 1994 and its Regulations. In terms of the Act, a person can only be issued with a South African passport if he or she is in possession of a birth certificate or an Identity document bearing the identity document number of a citizen. The Gupta family member in question who is in possession of South African passports have been issued with South African Identity documents with identity document numbers of citizens.

The Regulations 2(5) allow the Department to issue a second South African passport under circumstances listed in Regulations 8(3), 8(4) and 8(5).

The reasons for applying for a second passport, amongst others, are either the passport is full, expired or the passport is sent for visa applications. The passport application system has a facility that allows applicants to indicate the urgency of their applications.

The System did not register the date of application for the passports that were applied for in 2008 and earlier.

17 April 2018 - NW839

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 3976 on 18 December 2017, the Electoral Commission of South Africa reported any offences contained in the Public Protector’s report to police officials in accordance with section (34) of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of each such report, (b) to whom was it reported, (c) who reported it and (d) what is the case number?

Reply:

1. The Electoral Commission (the Commission), can confirm that there was an investigation that was conducted by the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit in relation to the Public Protector’s Report. The Electoral Commission can also confirm that the Specialised Commercial Unit had finalised the investigation and indicated that there was no reasonable prospect of a successful prosecution.

(a)-(c) The details of the report to the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit, as well as the person to whom such report was filed, including the complainant in this matter is currently unknown to the Commission. The Commission has in the meantime requested such information from the Gauteng Regional Head of the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit, and will furnish such information as soon as it is in receipt of same.

(d) The case number is Sunnyside CAS 738/09/2014.

09 April 2018 - NW864

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the total number of work permits that were granted to foreign nationals employed by certain companies (names furnished) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what is the name of each employee, (c) on what date (i) did each employee apply for the work permit and (ii) was each application approved and (d) what were the reasons for granting the permits in each case?

Reply:

(a-d) The Visa Adjudication System (VAS) is not designed to keep statistics according to company names. The system keeps records of applicants’ details in a unique identification code, commonly known as a reference number. Only through these details would the Department be in a position to retrieve the original application and explain each decision.

 

09 April 2018 - NW1020

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 221 on 27 February 2018, his department has financially compensated Ms Kamogelo Lena Maine and Ms Tseleng Joyce Maine, following his department’s error of swopping the birth registration forms of their children at Schweizer Reneke Hospital?

Reply:

No. The matter was amicably resolved on 20 February 2018.

09 April 2018 - NW897

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What steps is he taking to ensure that future elections of municipalities will not result in excess seats being awarded to parties?

Reply:

The question was referred to the Electoral Commission which responded as follows:

The Allocation of seats in a local council is dealt with in the Municipal Structures Act, Act 117 of 1998. The existing legislation in fact deals with excessive seats. The legislation however does not provide a formula for the recalculation of the remaining seats. This omission is being dealt in the proposed amendments in the Local Government Municipal Structures Amendment Bill, 2016 which is currently before Parliament.

09 April 2018 - NW896

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) Who took the decision to appeal the report by the Public Protector entitled Inappropriate Moves, (b) can he provide Mr M Waters with the minutes which reflect the decision that was taken and (c) what was the total cost of the appeal to the Independent Electoral Commission?

Reply:

The question was referred to the Electoral Commission which responded as follows:

  1. The Electoral Commission did not file an appeal against the Public Protector Report.
  2. There are therefore no minutes reflecting that decision.
  3. There were no costs incurred as there was no appeal against the Public Protector Report.

09 April 2018 - NW882

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the current status of the application for permanent residence submitted to his department (details furnished), (b) what is the reason for the delay in the finalisation of the application and (c) by what date will the application be finalised?

Reply:

a) The application is currently at its final phase of adjudication.

b) Permanent residence applications in the category of Relatives or Spouses undergo detailed assessment, hence the delay in their finalising.

c) The application will be finalised on or before 30 April 2018.

04 April 2018 - NW715

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will his department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2)(a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in his department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?(2)(a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in his department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

1. Yes.

(1)(a-b) Not applicable.

(1)(i) The reports are investigated by Counter Corruption Branch or by Labour Relations Directorate through grievance procedures and other mechanisms as provided for in the Disciplinary Code and Procedures; Labour Relations Act; and the Departmental Sexual Harassment Policy.

The Policy stipulates the following sanctions in the case of guilty verdict:

  • Counselling
  • Verbal Warning
  • Written Warning
  • Final Written Warning
  • Suspension (Without Payment for a period not more than three months)
  • Demotion
  • A combination of the above
  • Dismissal.

(2)(a)(i) The recorded cases reported for the preceding three financial years in the department are 2 and they are as follows:

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17 FY

0

1

1

(2)(a)(ii) 1 Case has been opened in 2017/18 to date.

.(2)(b) The information is as follows.

Financial Year

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17

2017 /2018

(i) Opened

0

1 Case

1 Case

1 Case

(i) Concluded

0

1 Case but taken for review

1 Case

0

(ii) Withdrawn

0

0

0

0

(iii) Remain opened

0

1 Case.

0

1 Case

(2)(c) The information is as follows:

2015/16 FY

  • The case involved a female foreign national (the complainant) and an immigration officer at level 8 (the alleged perpetrator). Charges of misconduct were preferred against the Officer and a disciplinary hearing was held. The Officer was found guilty and a sanction of dismissal was pronounced by the chairperson of the disciplinary hearing. The dismissal was implemented. From the employee side the matter have been taken for review of the decision of the presiding officer.
  • The employee took the matter to the Labour Court for review – the case is still pending.

2016/17 FY

  • This case was registered as a grievance but the case was investigated and an outcome was issued. The employee consequently registered a dispute with CCMA based on sexual harassment. The Commissioner ruled that the employee must be compensated for sexual harassment. The department implemented the sanction and the employee was compensated.
  • The case is completed and concluded - closed.

2017/18 FY

  • The case is in progress. The employee initially registered a grievance and the grievance resolution meeting, the chairperson recommended that the alleged perpetrator should be charged with acts of misconduct for sexual harassment. The charge sheet has been formulated and the disciplinary hearing is in progress.
  • The case is still on and not yet finalised – in the process

04 April 2018 - NW814

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether (a) he and/or (b) his department ever received any requests from any person at The Presidency to assist with and/or expedite the identity change of any person (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; if so, (aa) on what dates, (bb) from whom, (cc) what are the details of the requests and (dd) what are the details of all outcomes?

Reply:

(a)&(b) The Ministry and the Department have an established protocol with the Presidency in cases where individual members of the public approach the President of the Republic of South Africa directly (via the Presidency) regarding applications submitted to the Department. Such cases are handled in the same manner as those received from the Public Protector, South African Human Rights Commission and other organisations such as NGOs, where requests from members of the public are referred to the Department to follow-up on the status of such cases.

Requests of this nature that are received by the Presidency are forwarded to Ministry and the office of the Director General which are then disseminated to various branches. As such the volumes cannot be accurately determined to indicate the number of such cases received.

04 April 2018 - NW746

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether his department issued Mr Ajay Kumar Gupta (details furnished) with a South African passport; if so, (a)(i) on what date did the specified person apply, (ii) where did the specified person apply and (iii) on what date was the passport issued and (b) what is the total number of passports that were issued to the specified person?

Reply:

No, according to the information on the National Population Register (NPR), Ajay Gupta with ID Number: 660205 6061 184 has never been issued with a South African Passport.

(a) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

(b) None.

04 April 2018 - NW635

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What steps is his department taking to address the long queues that people have to stand in at the Pietermaritzburg office of Home Affairs?

Reply:

To address the issue of the long queues:

a) the office is being visited by approximately 500 clients that queue for services daily. The office has therefore increased the number of information points from one to two, and photo booth stations from one to two with the third installed and awaiting the additional equipment.

b) the office ensures that frontline application counters are always fully capacitated with staff members to ensure that services are rendered at all workstations in the office.

c) the Acting Office Manager does walkabouts on hourly intervals to address clients on the performance of the systems and officials.

d) once documents are ready for collection the owners are notified thereof via short messaging services (sms). This has also been a major push factor to the office when large volumes of documents are ready for collection. The office has therefore increased the number of counters on the inside to deal with the public that comes to collect their documents.

e) the office is in the process of replacing the ageing equipment to increase productivity.

26 March 2018 - NW459

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What number of times did the National Population Register (NPR) (i) crash and/or (ii) become offline in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (b) for how long was the NPR not operational in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) NPR never crashed in (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years.

(a)(ii) NPR was never offline in (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years.

(b) Not applicable.

26 March 2018 - NW308

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the number of applications for (i) passports, (ii) identity documents, (iii) birth certificates, (iv) citizenship and (v) any other specified document that the staff of her department’s office in London processed in (aa) 2015, (bb) 2016 and (cc) 2017 and (b) what was the staff complement of the specified office in each of the specified years?

Reply:

The information is tabulated as follows:

(A) Number of applications for

(aa) 2015

(bb) 2016

(cc) 2017

(i) Passports

8546

9174

8756

(ii) ID

574

616

489

(iii) Birth Certificate

1671

2421

2331

(iv) Citizenship

3277

2371

1827

(v) Visas and permits

7860

7715

7407

       

(b) Staff compliment

Locally recruited staff

16

13

12

 

Transferred staff (DHA)

4

4

4

 

Total

20

17

16

15 March 2018 - NW303

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 2207 on 17 August 2017, what progress has been made with regard to the process that will give naturalised citizens the opportunity to apply for new Smart ID Cards?

Reply:

As indicated previously, the Department continues to rollout the issuance of smart ID Cards in a phased-in approach. The process of expanding the Live Capture footprint and the verification process of the records for naturalised citizens are ongoing as are the system upgrades which will make provision for this category of applicants.

Upon determination of adequate footprint and system status readiness, the Minister will make an announcement which will give naturalised citizens the opportunity to apply for Smart ID Cards

15 March 2018 - NW106

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 3517 on 24 November 2017, (a) what number of asylum applications were approved out of a total of 35 377 applications and (b) what (i) was the nationality of each person whose application was approved and (ii) were the reasons given for applying for asylum in each case?

Reply:

a) Newcomers for 2016 was 35 377 and during the same reporting period 3157 applications were approved.

(b)(i) The following countries were approvals during the 2016 reporting period, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

(b)(ii) The vast majority of approved cases is for family joining, re-unification with some of the other reasons noted below:

- Persecution on political opinion

- Parent (s) and /or brother (s) and / or sister (s) killed

- Civil war and political instability

- Religion

- External aggression

15 March 2018 - NW107

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 3517 on 24 November 2017, what number of foreign nationals (a) entered the country on (i) visitor visas and/or (ii) holiday visas in (aa) 2013, (bb) 2014 and (cc) 2015, (b) departed on or before the date on which their visas expired in the specified years and (c) of each nationality did not depart in the specified years; (2) What is the estimated total number of foreign nationalists who have not left the country once their visitor and/or holiday visas expired since 1994?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i-ii) Total recorded movements for traveller arrivals in 2013, 2014 and 2015 on visitors visas for holiday purposes.

Year

2013

2014

2015

Total

13 457 600

14 130 057

14 313 737

(1)(b) Total recorded movements for traveller departures in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Year

2013

2014

2015

Total

13 774 965

14 803 240

15 196 891

(1)(c)(i) The top five nationalities who’s movements indicate they have not yet departed the RSA are:

COUNTRY

2013

2014

2015

Zimbabwe

127 095

163 906

179 739

Mozambique

87 447

65 491

56 821

Malawi

59 860

52 690

35 013

Lesotho

24 137

20 569

19 337

Swaziland

3 459

3 946

3 985

(2) Due to system changes the department is not able to provide this information since 1994. For 2016 a total of 177 450 persons who overstayed were declared undesirable. For the period in question the most common reasons cited for overstaying are based on medical grounds or applicants awaiting temporary residence visa extensions.

15 March 2018 - NW113

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What are the full details of the roll-out programme of electronic visas that is to be implemented by March 2018 in terms of (a) how the electronic visas will work and (b) what the roll-out programme will entail?

Reply:

(a) eVisa introduces online capture of visa and permit applications and capturing of applicant’s biometrics in South Africa and abroad. An application will be captured and submitted online together with the required supporting documents that will be scanned and attached to the application. The applicant will then present himself/herself before a DHA Official for biometric enrolment and verification of the submitted supporting documents is conducted at this stage. The application form together with supporting documents and biometrics are then electronically routed to DHA Head Office in Pretoria for adjudication. The applicant is electronically notified of the outcome via email as well as via the application portal. For an approved visa/permit, a secure QR-Code is generated for print on the notification notice/letter sent to the applicant. This QR-Code contains the approved visa/permit detail and is maintained and managed by DHA at a secure web-storage facility. The same QR-Code will be scanned to view and validate the issued virtual visa/permit upon arrival of the applicant within the Republic. The same QR-Code is also pre-loaded into Biometric Movement Control System upon approval of the application and the virtual visa/permit (eVisa/ePermit) will be further validated at the Port of Entry upon arrival of the applicant.

(b) The roll-out programme will be gradual starting with Phase 1, Release 1, which entails applications for temporary residence visas, adjudication of temporary residence visas, applications for waivers, notifications to the applicant via email and biometrics captured at the Mission. The ePermit will be piloted at one Mission or local office in the last quarter of the next financial year by 31st March 2019. This is to ensure system stability. Once stable, more offices locally and abroad can then be gradually brought online.

15 March 2018 - NW114

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What number of international trips did (i) she and (ii) the Deputy Minister undertake since 31 March 2017, (b) what was (i) the destination and (ii) purpose of each trip and (c) what is the detailed breakdown of all costs incurred in respect of each trip?

Reply:

(a)(i) Former Minister of Home Affairs, Prof. H B Mkhize, MP undertook 4 international visits during her tenure from 31 March 2017 to 17 October 2017. The information is as follows:

TRAVEL DATE

(b)(i) DESTINATION

(b)(ii) PURPOSE

(c) AMOUNT

26.06-01.07.2017

Berlin -Germany

Global Forum on Migration and Development

R 80 917.43

19-22.07.2017

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania

SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ meeting

R 18 292.29

02-04.09.2017

Ezulwini - Swaziland

Ministerial Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA)

R 6 181.69

30.09-05.10.2017

Geneva - Switzerland

68th Session of the UNHCR ExCom for Refugees in Geneva

R 80 870.09

Total

   

R 186 261.50

(a)(i) Ms Dlodlo, MP who was subsequently appointed Minister of Home Affairs from 18 October 2017 to 26 February 2018 did not take any international trips.

(a)(ii) The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Ms F Chohan, MP undertook 3 international visits since 31 March 2017 to date. The information is as follows:

TRAVEL DATE

(b)(i) DESTINATION

(b)(ii) PURPOSE

(c) AMOUNT

30.09-08.10.2017

Geneva - Switzerland

68th Session of the UNHCR ExCom for Refugees in Geneva

R 94 821.03

19.10-22.10.2017

Kigali - Rwanda

African Union Commission Technical Committee on Migration of Refugees and Displaced Persons

R 35 589.30

15.12.2017

Maseru – Lesotho

Bilateral meeting on Immigration issues

R 5 704.71

Total

   

R 136 115.04

15 March 2018 - NW304

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Does she intend to amend legislation to allow South Africans living abroad to produce only one official document when voting; if not, (a) why not and (b) is it not discriminatory against those South Africans living abroad to have to provide two official documents when South Africans voting at home only have to produce an identity document; if so, when will these amendments be tabled?

Reply:

Ahead of the 2019 national and provincial elections, the intention of the Electoral Commission is to amend section 11(1) of the Election Regulations, 2004, such that South African citizens who intend to apply to vote abroad will not be required to produce a passport, but will be required to produce an identity document or smart identity card indicating citizenship of the Republic of South Africa. The proposal to amend electoral legislation falls within the statutory jurisdiction of the Electoral Commission.

15 March 2018 - NW356

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

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

Reply:

As the parliamentary question was directed to the former Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, MP at the time, this response addresses the budget and personnel within Minister Dlodlo’s office during her tenure within the Department of Home Affairs only which commenced on 17 October 2017 until 26 February 2018.

a) The information is as follows in the table below:

Financial years

  1. Budget
  1. Expenditure
 

R’000

R’000

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

22 043

21 792

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017

27 788

25 451

1 April 2017 – 23 February 2018

24 103

14 091

Total

73 934

61 334

b) The information requested at (b) (i) – (v), is herewith attached as Annexure A.

15 March 2018 - NW528

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 3705 on 4 December 2017, by what date will the (a) review be completed and (b) Department of International Relations and Co-operation be approached; (2) By what date will the operational details of the above proposition, including the threshold for number of registered voters per voting facility outside of the Republic, be finalised?

Reply:

(1)(a) The completion date of the review of the voting procedures and requirements for voters outside of the Republic is currently indeterminate. However this review will be completed ahead of the elections in 2019. Depending on the eventual outcome of the legislative amendment process, it will be necessary to also amend the Election Regulations.

(1)(b) The Electoral Commission has already commenced discussions with the Department of International Relations and Co-operation on the matter of reviewing the voting procedures outside of the Republic.

2. Operational details will be determined based on the outcome of the legislative amendment as well as Election Regulations. The completion date is currently indeterminate but will be ahead of 2019 elections.

02 January 2018 - NW3352

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether (a) she or (b) her Deputy Minister made use of a chartered private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a chartered private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

(a) Yes, details thereof have been covered in the Annual Report of the Department of Home Affairs tabled in Parliament. (b) No. The Deputy Minister has not made use of a chartered private jet

02 January 2018 - NW3486

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Whether her department formally granted approval to a certain company (name furnished) to have customs and immigration services rendered from its VVIP facility for private jets at O R Tambo International Airport; if so, what has she found to be the reason for the attempt to subsequently renege upon the granted approval; (2) Whether her department was in any way influenced by a certain family (name furnished) and/or their associates to attempt to withdraw the granted approval?

Reply:

(1) No

(2) No

02 January 2018 - NW3795

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What specifically was irregular about the expenditure of R146 million on her department’s security contract?

Reply:

The security contract (DHA07-2014) was held to be irregular because of the following:

1. Non-adherence to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) administrative procedures

  • The tender was advertised for a period shorter (18 days) than the prescribed period without a clear approval to deviate from the SCM policy.
  • Bidders were disqualified for non-submission of bid requirements which are deemed to be administrative in nature e.g. non- submission of a valid tax clearance certificate.
  • There were inconsistencies in the verification of compliance with bid requirements.

2. Bid Evaluation process

  • One of the bid evaluation criteria was a site inspection to determine the adequacy of the infrastructure and resources. However, the Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) changed the criterion and evaluated on the bid documents submitted by the bidders.
  • The introduction of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PRISA) requirements which were not communicated to bidders and resulted in the disqualification of some bidders unfairly prejudiced other bidders.
  • The BEC was not consistent during the evaluation specifically on the site inspection in that not all BEC members visited the sites. However, all members scored the bidders on the site visits based on the outcomes of those members who conducted the site visit.
  • The functional evaluation score sheets were apparently discussed and agreed upon contrary to the National Treasury SCM Guide for Accounting Officers that requires individual assessment without discussing any aspect of the bid with any of the other members prior to the award of an individual score.
  • Scoresheets and B-BBEE score were not captured correctly as they differed to what was captured on the BEC report.

3. Bid Adjudication process

  • There is no evidence to substantiate that a quorum of 60% was met before the Bid Adjudication Committee convened to adjudicate the bid.

02 January 2018 - NW3798

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What were the reasons for suspending a certain official (details furnished) in her department, (b) what is the total cost of legal fees related to the suspension and (c) who is liable for the payment of the legal fees?

Reply:

(a) I have no knowledge of the reasons for the suspension of the relevant official in the Department, as I was not involved in the matter. (b) audited figures are still being awaited to date, (c) The matter was work related, as such, relevant department has shouldered the legal fees

02 January 2018 - NW3806

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Mr M Hoosen (DA) ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Does she intend to recover the legal costs incurred by her department from the former Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize, given that the court upheld the application?

Reply:

No, because the Court did not order former Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize to be personally liable to pay the legal cost

02 January 2018 - NW3991

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) Which of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth require South Africans to apply for a visa on entry, (b) what are the reasons of a lack of visa reciprocity, if any and (c) what actions are being taken to address this?

Reply:

a) Out of 52 Commonwealth countries, 22 countries require of South African diplomatic and official passport holders to apply for visas. These countries are: Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. In so far as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is concerned, diplomatic passport holders do not require visas, but official passport holders do require visas.

Ordinary South African passport holders require visas to travel to the following Commonwealth countries: Cameroon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

b) In respect of all the countries which require of South African passport holders to be in possession of visas, South Africa reciprocates by requiring visas from their citizens as well, with the exception of Australia, Canada and ordinary passport holders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. All Australian and Canadian passport holders are exempt from visa requirements, but diplomatic and official passport holders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland require visas to enter South Africa. Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom passport holders were granted exemption from visa requirements by means of a Cabinet decision dated 4 February 1993. When the authorities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland imposed visa requirements on all South African passport holders, South Africa reciprocated by imposing visa requirements on that country’s diplomatic and official passport holders. South Africa was later granted a visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders. However, South Africa did not reciprocate by granting the same privileges to British diplomatic passport holders.

c) Former Home Affairs Minister, Mr M K N Gigba, MP, established an inter-departmental task team, with the Department of Home Affairs as the lead department, to review all visa agreements, with a reciprocity approach to be the main objective.

02 January 2018 - NW3169

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

1. The Department contracts daily with numerous service providers and contractors after following the prescribed procurement processes. The details of these service providers are set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format, per financial year. To print the detail response to this question will require 4 790 pages. The summary table below sets out the cumulative totals from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017 (the past five financial years). Please note that the Department does procure services from other departments and State-owned entities such as the Department of Public Works, SITA, and the Government Printing Works. Procurement from other departments and State-owned entities are excluded from this report.

NUMBER OF SUPPLIERS

B-BBEE LEVELS

PERCENTAGE

AMOUNT

671

1

14.85

R 485 089 646.42

119

2

38.60

R 1 261 249 793.79

116

3

27.31

R 892 196 425.65

105

4

13.40

R 437 669 354.11

13

5

1.99

R 64 999 390.19

7

6

0.13

R 4 358 788.49

4

7

0.10

R 3 365 154.32

4

8

0.03

R 851 643.26

7

Non Compliant

3.59

R 117 396 813.88

1046

 

100

R 3 267 177 010.11

       

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL TRANSACTIONS

R 3 267 177 010.11

2. The details of the services provided by each service provider and or contractor are likewise set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format. To print the detail response to this question will require 378 pages.

3. Seven hundred and ninety out of one thousand forty-six (790/1046) or 75, 5% of the service providers used by the Department of Home Affairs the last five financial years are BEE level 1 and 2 contributors. The details of the contracts awarded and the amounts paid to these Black-owned entities are also set out on the enclosed CD in EXCEL format. Suffice to say that the Department of Home Affairs is committed to Black empowerment and the development of SMME’s. To print the detail response to this question will require 494 pages.

02 January 2018 - NW3047

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 164 on 9 September 2017, her department has followed up on the promised 7 000 full-time jobs; if not, why not; if so, (a) have the 7 000 permanent jobs been created and (b) where have the specified jobs been created?

Reply:

Yes, follow-up has been made with the Department of Labour, which is the custodian of data on the number of jobs created, as such, this Department is in a better position to provide details on the number of jobs been created.

18 December 2017 - NW3573

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

The information received from the Department and the entities are tabulated as follows:

a) Department of Home Affairs

  1. (i)
  1. Number of supplier invoices
  1. Total amount outstanding

(aa) more than 30 days

27

1 226 438.62

(bb) more than 60 days

7

160 512.14

(cc) more than 90 days

1

1 240.31

(dd) more than 120 days

3

4 898.52

GRAND TOTAL

32

1 393 089.59

b) Government Printing Works

  1. (i)
  1. Number of supplier invoices
  1. Total amount outstanding

(aa) more than 30 days

1

15 352.02

(bb) more than 60 days

2

59 022.36

(cc) more than 90 days

0

0

(dd) more than 120 days

3

44 114.30

GRAND TOTAL

6

  1. 488.68

c) Electoral Commission

  1. (i)
  1. Number of supplier invoices
  1. Total amount outstanding

(aa) more than 30 days

11

119 422.00

(bb) more than 60 days

2

2 156.00

(cc) more than 90 days

0

0

(dd) more than 120 days

19

32 818.00

GRAND TOTAL

32

154 396.00

18 December 2017 - NW3707

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Does the Independent Electoral Commission intend to purchase new (a) software for running elections before the 2019 general election; if so, (a) what is the software called (b) from which company will the software be bought, (c) what is the cost of the software and (d) what is the purpose of the software?

Reply:

(a) The Electoral Commission has no intension to purchase new software for running elections before the 2019 general elections.

(b-d) Not applicable

18 December 2017 - NW3794

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) Why has the reliability of the information regarding the verification of the performance on the outreach programmes of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) remained a challenge for several years and (b) what plans are in place to realistically address the specified issue given the complexity of the IEC’s operations?

Reply:

The Electoral Commission responded as follows:

(a) The Electoral Commission’s Outreach Programme has received a qualified audit from the Auditor General of South Africa for 3 consecutive financial years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The common reason for qualification in all three instances has been the reliability of information regarding the verification on Outreach Targets. The source of this has largely centred on the verification of performance against the target for Civic & Democracy Education (CDE) Events. “Events” in this instance refer to an activity with an educational objective targeting a specific audience of least 20 people as defined year on year in the Technical Indicator Descriptions that accompany the Annual Performance Plan. This is one target out of several that measures the performance of the Outreach Programme.

An event has to be supported by auditable evidence to demonstrate the minimum number of attendees per event and – for purposes of usefulness – educational substance.

The system on which CDE events are captured is known as the Outreach Management System (OMS). Before its advent, events were captured on Excel Spreadsheets and supporting evidence stored manually. This was labour-intensive, cumbersome and an inefficient way of collecting and collating management data. Thus the OMS was designed to – amongst other things:

  • Avail management information and statistical data;
  • Monitor performance indicators and targets at various levels of the organisation; and
  • Facilitate quality and risk assurance;

The OMS came into use in April 2015. All the performance data for CDE events for the 2015-2016 financial year audits was stored in, generated by, and drawn from the OMS.

Reliability has been a challenge due to the following factors:

    1. From the outset, there were repeated shortcomings in the capturing and uploading of auditable evidence;
    2. Most events take place in provincial and local offices of the Electoral Commission. During non-election years the responsibility for capturing the events and the supporting documentation on the OMS falls on Electoral Project Coordinators (EPCs). During election years, added contract capacity takes on this responsibility. The events and the supporting documentation are supposed to be reviewed and approved by Regional Supervisors. Provincial staff has supervisory duties to ensure this happens. This scheme has proved fraught and has resulted in events not being captured on time and those that are captured being approved without the requisite supporting documents. In turn has resulted in three consecutive qualifications;
    3. Poor quality of auditable data was in evidence. Audit findings showed that incorrect evidence was uploaded, or that the educational substance could not be determined rendering the target inadequate for purposes of usefulness; and
    4. Inadequate and ineffective internal controls to ensure proper record keeping in a timely manner which in turn compromised completeness, relevance and accuracy of the information captured.

b) The remedial measures that have been taken include:

  1. Revision of the Technical Indicator Description that makes it compulsory to upload both a register with a minimum of 20 attendees and evidence of educational substance;
  2. National Office monthly quality assurance which is effected before an event is approved and thus recorded on the OMS;
  3. Enhancement of the OMS to improve the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls such as segregation of approval duties; and
  4. Improved communication throughout the value chain and re-training of end-users.

18 December 2017 - NW3796

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What additional resources are required to complete the process of developing the system for piloting full biometric Exercise Movement Control Systems at ports of entry?

Reply:

There is no system called Biometric Exercise Movement Control System in the Department. The Department is in the process of developing the Biometric enhanced Movement Control System (BeMCS), as part of the modernisation project.

Discussions are underway to explore a comprehensive approach to DHA System as part of the Repositioning Process.

18 December 2017 - NW3916

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Have any investigations and/or audits been conducted into the Independent Electoral Commission (a) in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017; if not, why not; if so, (aa) what was the nature of each investigation and/or audit, (bb) who conducted the investigation and/or audit, (cc) on what date was each investigation/audit completed, (dd) what were the recommendations of each investigation and/or audit report and (ee) by which date will each report be released?

Reply:

(a)(i) In 2014-15 no investigations and/or audits have been conducted into the Electoral Commission bar the normal audit conducted by the Auditor-General annually.

(a)(ii) In 2015-16 no investigations and/or audits have been conducted into the Electoral Commission bar the normal audit conducted by the Auditor-General annually.

(b) Since 1 April 2017 no issues were raised by the Auditor-General or brought on by any institution that required an investigation and/or audit

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) No investigations and/or audit done

(cc) Not applicable

(dd) Not applicable

(ee) Not applicable

18 December 2017 - NW3973

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether any (a) staff member and/or (b) commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission has ever been to the Russian Federation for any (i) observer mission and/or (ii) any other official visit; if so what (aa) are the names of the individuals that went to Russia, (bb) was the purpose of the visit in each case, (cc) were the dates of each trip and (dd) were the total costs of each trip?

Reply:

The Electoral Commission responds as follows:

a) Yes

(i) Yes

 (ii) Not applicable

(aa) The delegation consisted of Commissioner Terry Tselane; Ms Nkaro Mateta; Mr Thabo Masemula and Ms Belinda Mbeleni.

(bb) Election Observation

(cc) 9 – 16 September 2014 for Ms Mateta, Mr Masemula and Ms Mbeleni, and 7-9 September 2014 for Commissioner Tselane.

(dd) The total cost of the trip was R136 558

18 December 2017 - NW3974

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether any software and/or hardware for the Independent Electoral Commission has been bought from any company registered in the Russian Federation; if so, what (a) is the purpose of the software and/or hardware and (b) is the cost in each case?

Reply:

The Electoral Commission responded as follows:

No.

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

18 December 2017 - NW3975

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether the Independent Electoral Commission has signed any Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with any country; if so, (a) which countries, (b) on what date was each specified MOU signed and (c) what is the nature of each MOU?

Reply:

The Electoral Commission responded as follows:

Yes, the Electoral Commission has signed MOUs with its counterparts from the following countries:

a) Country                                b) Date            c) Nature

Elections Commission of India

11/10/2011

  • Exchange of knowledge related to the study, reform and management.
  • Promotion and implementation of educational research and training programmes on election management and administration.
  • Facilitation of mutual exchanges to enhance experience in election management and administration.
  • Holding of conferences on topics of common interest.
  • Any other modality of cooperation agreed upon.

Federal Electoral Institute of Mexico

29/06/2012

  • Exchange of knowledge related to the study, reform and management.
  • Promotion and implementation of educational research and training programmes on election management and administration.
  • Facilitation of mutual exchanges to enhance experience in election management and administration.
  • Holding of conferences on topics of common interest.
  • Any other modality of cooperation agreed upon.

Central Elections Commission of Palestine

03/09/2013

  • Identify areas of mutual benefit through exchange and cooperation.
  • Identify and undertake capacity-building initiatives in any discipline in modern electoral management practices.

Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

08/09/2014

  • Promotion of exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of organization and technical development of electoral process, with a view to developing the practice of management and administration.
  • Support in exchanging information, materials, expertise and organizing training of personnel.
  • Facilitate relationships with other electoral authorities and organizations.
  • Production and distribution of materials pertaining to electoral systems, voting technology, voter education and awareness, participation of women, minorities, people with disabilities.
  • Any other modality of cooperation agreed upon.

18 December 2017 - NW3976

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with regard to the report by the Public Protector entitled Inappropriate Moves, the Independent Electoral Commission has acted on all of the recommendations; if not, (a) which recommendations have not been acted upon and (b) what are the reasons in each case; if so, what action was taken with regard to each recommendation?

Reply:

Yes.

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

12 December 2017 - NW3805

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Mr M Hoosen (DA) ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether certain persons (names furnished) were granted South African citizenship; if so, (a) on what date was each specified person granted citizenship, (b) what were the reasons that her department granted the specified persons citizenship and (c) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The identified Taiwanese nationals have never been granted South African citizenship.

(a-c) Not applicable.

12 December 2017 - NW3742

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

The Department and the entities responded as follows:

  1. Department of Home Affairs
  2. Yes.

(i-ii) For the period, 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017, as per the table below:

1(a)(i)

 

1(a)(ii)

Type of Service

 

Amount

Shuttle service

 

R 1,807,803.18

Air travel international

 

R 4,332,546.03

Air travel domestic

 

R 11,397,852.13

Car hire

 

R 4,498,984.63

Accommodation

 

R 15,393,146.31

Conferencing

 

R 5,689,226.06

Deportation escort service

 

R1,239,403.15

Total

 

R 44 358 961.49

(2) Yes

(i) to (iii) For the period 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017, the information is tabulated as per the table attached as Annexure A:

b) Government Printing Works

1. Government Printing Works (GPW) has never used services of Travel with Flair.

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

2. N/A

 (i) N/A

 (ii) N/A

 (ii) N/A

(b) Electoral Commission

  1. Yes.

(i-ii) For the period, 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017, as per the table below:

1(a)(i)

 

1(a)(ii)

Type of service

 

Amount

Agency Fees - Local

 

R 263,162.00

Conferences

 

R 548,247.00

Flights

 

R 1,260,184.00

Hotel Expenditure

 

R 2,300,725.00

Vehicle Rental

 

R 310,072.00

Workshops

 

R 70,928.00

Hotel Expenditure - International

 

R 37,004.00

Agency Fees - International

 

R 6,238.00

Flights - International

 

R 409,989.00

Total

 

R 5,206,550.00

(2) Yes

(i) to (iii) For the period 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017, the information is tabulated as per the table attached as Annexure B:

ANNEXURE A

2 (a )

2(a)(i) Name

 

2(a)(ii) Route

 

2(a)(iii) Amount

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Dar/Kgl

 

12,289.00

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Jnb/Dar Kgl/Jnb

 

16,790.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Kgl/Jnb

 

15,705.23

Sebelemetja Leonard Mr

 

Jnb/Kgl/Jnb

 

15,705.23

Cronje Shirley

 

Jnb/Gru/Pty/Geo/Pty

 

67,120.00

Mthiyane Sihlegoodmandoctor Mr

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

13,050.23

Ngobese Moosasipho Mr

 

Jnb/Fra/Sof/Fra/Jnb

 

33,564.67

Putter Jurgenroode Mr

 

Jnb/Fra/Sof/Fra/Jnb

 

33,564.67

Molefe Makhehleniaaron

 

Jnb/Fra/Sof/Fra/Jnb

 

33,564.67

Mthiyane Sihlegoodmandoctor Mr

 

Jnb/Ebb/Jnb

 

12,598.29

Mokgola Edwinthabo Mr

 

Jnb/Zrh/Txl/Zrh/Jnb

 

28,401.23

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Fra/Txl/Fra/Jnb

 

60,538.23

Anker Ananderika Ms

 

Jnb/Hre Buq/Jnb

 

7,181.23

Matthews Modiri Mr

 

Jnb/Hre Buq/Jnb

 

7,181.23

Nxasana Vukanisibonelomark Mr

 

Jnb/Hre Buq/Jnb

 

7,181.23

Sols Cecil Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,505.23

Luthuli Ellen Ms

 

Jnb/Fra/Txl/Fra/Jnb

 

33,230.23

Nel Corriana

 

Jnb/Gru/Pty/Geo/Pty

 

67,120.00

Mphatso Makwinja(Deportee0

 

Jnb/Llw

 

6,496.23

Dlamini Bonginkosieplhas Mr(Escort)

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

12,987.23

Loving Veronicageorgina Ms

 

Jnb/Dxb/Bom/Dxb/Jnb

 

16,512.23

Myeni Maramodimosalome Ms

 

Jnb/Dxb/Bom/Dxb/Jnb

 

16,512.23

Matthews Modiri Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,505.23

Mokoena Lebohangteboho(Escort)

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

17,524.23

Nzegbu Okechukwu(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Los

 

11,950.23

Valentine Rencia

 

Jnb/Cpt

 

590.00

Kostov Marinyordanov

 

Jnb/Fra/Sof

 

21,980.23

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy(Escourt)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,255.23

Mahlaba Narepaul(Escourt)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,255.23

Twalib Suleiman(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,411.23

Madunda Steven(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,411.23

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr(Escourt)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Jnb

 

21,693.23

Wanyoike Kennedy(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo

 

14,363.23

Nethengwe Thilivhaligedion Mr(Escort)

 

Jnb/Fih/Jnb

 

11,895.23

Phiri Kekumba(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Fih

 

6,592.23

Mokoena Lebohangteboho(Escourt)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

65,709.23

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy(Escourts)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

65,709.23

Fallatalledo Kurtrenzo(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim

 

38,012.23

Zondi Razacksiyabonga

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Uio/Lim

 

66,460.29

Ngcobo Sibongisenisalimcedrick

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Uio/Lim

 

66,460.29

Castrocastro Edgarpatricio

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Uio

 

38,142.29

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Vvi/Gru

 

6,218.00

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Gru/Scl

 

10,040.00

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Lim/Gru

 

10,222.00

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

10,059.00

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Jnb/Gru/Jnb

 

45,532.29

Dlamini Bonginkosieplhas Mr

 

Vvi/Gru

 

6,218.00

Dlamini/Bonginkosieplhasmr

 

Gru/Scl

 

9,925.00

Dlamini/Bonginkosieplhasmr

 

Jnb/Gru Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

66,234.29

Molefe Makhehleniaaron

 

Vvi/Gru

 

6,218.00

Molefe/Makhehleniaaron

 

Gru/Scl

 

9,925.00

Molefe/Makhehleniaaron

 

Jnb/Gru Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

66,234.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Vvi/Gru

 

6,218.00

Mahlaba/Narepaul

 

Gru/Scl

 

9,925.00

Mahlaba/Narepaul

 

Jnb/Gru Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

66,234.29

Aliagavargas/Percyestevan

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb

 

41,618.55

Garciavasquez/Hugoalberto

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb

 

41,618.55

Cronje Shirley

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb/Scl

 

55,863.29

Putter Jurgenroode Mr

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb/Scl

 

55,863.29

Antelohollwerg Katany

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb

 

32,918.29

Manyathi/Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,886.16

Ngcobo/Sibongisenisalimcedrick

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,886.16

Amahia/Bright

 

Jnb/Los

 

14,494.01

Okuvero/Ermanuel

 

Jnb/Los

 

14,494.01

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,886.16

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,886.16

Oba Justice

 

Jnb/Los

 

14,494.01

Mbah Austin

 

Jnb/Los

 

14,494.01

Zondi Razacksiyabonga(Escourt)

 

Jnb/Lad/Jnb

 

11,816.23

Massamba Eduardomuene(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Lad

 

6,376.23

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,708.23

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,708.23

Hazenga Mujaid

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,698.23

Daidi Mohammed

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,698.23

Mokoena Lebohangteboho

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,304.29

Zondi Razacksiyabonga

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,304.29

Musa Saidi

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,731.29

Afulaida Wickstrichard

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,731.29

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,642.28

Ngcobo Sibongisenisalimcedrick

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,642.28

Lyson Oscarmusa

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,902.65

Kamwendo Yusuf

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,902.65

Moloto Koena

 

Jnb/Hre/Jnb

 

6,975.29

Meirotti Lindiwe

 

Jnb/Hre/Jnb

 

6,975.29

Sithole Leah

 

Jnb/Hre/Jnb

 

6,975.29

Ngcobo Sibongiseni(Escort)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Vvi/Gru

 

57,147.23

Shembe Cederick Zithulele(Escort)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Vvi/Gru

 

57,147.23

Swartland Joseph Mr

 

Jnb/Wdh/Wvb/Jnb

 

7,133.29

Madlala Nompumelelo Miss

 

Dar/Jnb

 

27.00

Nkabinde Thompsonthulani Mr

 

Jnb/Wvb/Jnb

 

7,133.29

Gopane Sellengconstance Ms

 

Jnb/Wvb/Jnb

 

7,133.29

Mashiane Dorcusmakgwahla Ms

 

Jnb/Wvb/Jnb

 

7,133.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Add/Jnb

 

36,624.29

Sebelemetja Leonard Mr

 

Jnb/Add/Jnb

 

23,544.29

Sols Cecil Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,688.29

Matthews Modiri Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,688.29

Madlala Nompumelelo Miss

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,661.29

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

17,536.29

Ridley Dionne(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Gru/Pty/Geo

 

38,718.23

Sebelemetja Leonard Mr

 

Jnb/Mru/Jnb

 

12,453.29

Mthiyane Sihlegoodmandoctor

 

Jnb/Sho/Jnb

 

5,737.29

Mbambo Lehlohonolo Mr

 

Jnb/Los

 

11,058.29

Anker Rika

 

Jnb/Add/Jnb

 

23,420.29

Matthews Modiri Mr

 

Mpm/Jnb

 

2,711.00

Sols Cecil Mr

 

Mpm/Jnb

 

3,237.00

Shounyane Boitumelojoyce Ms

 

Jnb/Cai/Abv

 

13,963.29

Mthiyane Sihlegoodmandoctor Mr

 

Jnb/Vfa/Jnb

 

7,432.29

Modiroa Gloriasarah Mrs

 

Jnb/Fih/Jnb

 

10,659.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Fih/Jnb

 

30,925.29

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Jnb/Fra/Txl/Fra/Jnb

 

78,568.23

Mothiba Lebogang Mr

 

Jnb/Fra/Txl/Fra/Jnb

 

33,230.23

Molefe

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

228.00

Molefe

 

Jnb/Gru/Scl/Lpb/Lim

 

1,950.00

Ngobese Aboo Bongani

 

Jnb/Gru/Jnb

 

228.00

Ngobese Aboo Bongani

 

Jnb/Gru/Jnb

 

1,950.00

Mahlaba Nare Paul

 

Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

228.00

Mahlaba Nare Paul

 

Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

1,950.00

Sols Cecil Mr

 

Jnb/Mpm

 

3,722.29

Matthews Modiri Mr

 

Jnb/Mpm

 

3,722.29

Luis Maedajustiniano(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Gru/Lim/Vvi

 

44,509.23

Dlamini/Bonginkosieplhasmr

 

Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

228.00

Dlamini/Bonginkosieplhasmr

 

Lim/Gru/Jnb

 

1,950.00

Madlala Nompumelelo Miss

 

Jnb/Sho/Jnb

 

5,777.29

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Jnb/Sho/Jnb

 

5,777.29

Fantaneet Kouyola

 

Nbo/Bzv

 

13,991.00

Fantaneet Kouyola

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih

 

7,851.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Bzv/Jnb

 

11,180.00

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Nbo/Bzv

 

13,991.00

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih/Nbo/Jnb

 

13,020.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Nbo/Jnb

 

22,529.29

Tayson John

 

Jnb/Nbo

 

14,335.29

Pinheirodedeus Mariadosocorro

 

Jnb/Gru

 

17,663.29

Ude Christopherchristian

 

Jnb/Los

 

12,815.29

Olisa Okeyonabolu

 

Jnb/Los

 

12,815.29

Mokoena Lebohangteboho

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,418.29

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,418.29

Rashid Jabu

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Silas John

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Abdull Mohamedi

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Sako Abdalla

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Zondi Razacksiyabonga

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Nethengwe Thilivhaligedion Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Ngobese Moosasipho Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Madlala Nompumelelo Miss

 

Jnb/Zrh/Gva/Zrh/Jnb

 

28,270.29

Mothiba Lebogang Mr

 

Jnb/Zrh/Gva/Zrh/Jnb

 

28,270.29

Mkhize Hlengiwe Mrs

 

Jnb/Zrh/Gva/Zrh/Jnb

 

78,252.29

Brinkhuis Deseree Ms

 

Cpt/Dxb/Gva/Dxb/Cpt

 

28,320.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele(Escort)\

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih/Nbo/Jnb

 

12,170.29

Makgoke Solomon(Escort)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih/Nbo/Jnb

 

12,170.29

Bikueni Arthur(Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih

 

7,851.29

Ngudi Anderson (Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih

 

7,851.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele(Escort)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Ngobese Moosasipho Mr(Escort)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,189.29

Mohamed Ramadhanidiwani (Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Frank David (Deportee)

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,386.29

Nethengwe Thilivhaligedion Mr

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,443.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,443.29

Seton Jama

 

Jnb/Los

 

12,824.29

Nneji Chibuzostanley

 

Jnb/Los

 

12,824.29

Madumisa Mandlenkosi Mr

 

Jnb/Zrh/Gva/Zrh/Jnb

 

22,270.29

Madumisa Mandlenkosi Mr

 

Jnb/Gbe/Jnb

 

5,790.29

Malakate Mosesalugumi Mr

 

Jnb/Gbe/Jnb

 

5,790.29

Chohan Fatima Ms

 

Cpt/Dxb/Gva/Dxb/Cpt

 

89,395.29

Phokanoka Tryphosatebogo Ms

 

Jnb/Ist/Vie/Ist/Jnb

 

26,741.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Mru/Jnb

 

27,220.29

Mbhele Irvinphindiwe Mr

 

Jnb/Dxb/Pek/Dxb/Jnb

 

13,604.29

Ngcobo Sibongisenisalimcedric

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,318.29

Dlamini Bonginkosieplhas Mr

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,318.29

Loagwe Amon

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,737.29

Malefula Sanudi

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,737.29

Shamrock Wanda

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,409.29

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,409.29

Musa Patricia

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,776.29

Nyathi Mathew

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,776.29

Mokoena Lebohangteboho

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,409.29

Zondi Razacksiyabonga

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,409.29

John Mustafa

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,776.29

Jafali Swale

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,776.29

Dlamini Bonginkosieplhas Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,698.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,698.29

Nethengwe Thilivhaligedion Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,698.29

Ngobese Aboobongani Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,698.29

Cosmas John

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,691.29

Mohamed Ali

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,691.29

Hamis Ismail

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,691.29

Kidume Ramadhabi

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,691.29

Tsatsi Moabichurchill Mr

 

Jnb/Add/Abv/Add/Jnb

 

24,700.29

Chiloane Harold Mr

 

Jnb/Muc/Ams/Muc/Jnb

 

71,747.29

Zimase Bonginkosi Mr

 

Jnb/Zrh/Txl/Zrh/Jnb

 

29,022.29

Ramatsetse Mahlatsequeen Ms

 

Jnb/Muc/Ams/Muc/Jnb

 

28,455.29

Mokoana Martha Ms

 

Jnb/Zrh/Txl/Zrh/Jnb

 

29,022.29

Mohlamonyane Kgothatso Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,536.29

Sithole Zakhele Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Jnb

 

12,536.29

Sols Cecil Mr

 

Jnb/Dxb/Pek/Dxb/Jnb

 

13,604.29

Anker Ananderika Ms

 

Jnb/Dxb/Pek/Dxb/Add

 

26,575.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Dxb/Pek/Dxb/Jnb

 

53,350.29

Montwedi Ronnierodney Mr

 

Jnb/Ebb/Jnb

 

12,676.29

Delport Irenedorothy Ms

 

Jnb/Ebb/Jnb

 

12,676.29

Molelle Nwantsendzelekiester Mrs

 

Jnb/Dxb/Bkk/Dxb/Jnb

 

13,977.29

Maboa Ramaitemmatlalaruth Ms

 

Jnb/Syd/Wlg/Syd/Jnb

 

24,042.29

Mogatusi Refilweingrid Ms

 

Jnb/Syd/Wlg/Syd/Jnb

 

24,042.29

Nkosi Nqobilephyllis Ms

 

Jnb/Dxb/Ord/Dxb/Jnb

 

17,813.29

Molelle Nwantsenzelekiester Mrs

 

Jnb/Dxb/Bkk/Dxb/Jnb

 

13,977.29

Chohan Fatima Ms

 

Dar/Kgl

 

11,877.00

Chohan Fatima Ms

 

Cpt/Jnb/Dar Kgl/Jnb

 

21,675.87

Mkentane Loyisotabazi

 

Jnb/Dxb/Bkk/Dxb/Jnb

 

13,810.29

Ramashia Norman Mr

 

Jnb/Zrh/Yul/Zrh/Jnb

 

93,196.29

Mokgola Edwinthabo Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Kgl/Jnb

 

15,811.29

Mckay Jackson Mr

 

Jnb/Dar/Kgl/Jnb

 

23,985.29

Sebelemetja Leonard Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Kgl/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,664.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

17,774.29

Aneke/Onyekachipaulinus

 

Jnb/Los

 

14,087.29

Ngobese/Aboobonganimr

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,424.29

James Julius

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,406.29

George Spekojeffry

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar

 

6,406.29

Ngobese Moosasipho Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,241.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Nbo/Dar/Nbo/Jnb

 

10,241.29

Onyekachi Chibuezenjoku

 

Jnb/Los

 

10,604.29

Monday Abara

 

Jnb/Los

 

10,604.29

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,443.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,443.29

Mshimbe Jonsonibrahim

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih

 

7,874.29

Mbuyi Tsipelele

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih

 

7,874.29

Dlamini Bonginkosieplhas Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih/Nbo/Jnb

 

12,228.29

Ngobese Moosasipho Mr

 

Jnb/Nbo/Fih/Nbo/Jnb

 

12,228.29

Kissoka Robertocarlos

 

Jnb/Lad

 

7,288.29

Shembe Cederickzithulele

 

Jnb/Lad/Jnb

 

13,575.29

Mokoena Lebohangteboho

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,282.29

Manyathi Nqobiletimothy

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,282.29

Molefe Makhehleniaaron

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,282.29

Ngcobo Sibongisenisalimcedrick

 

Jnb/Llw/Jnb

 

11,282.29

Bester Valley

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,722.29

Pious Maraja

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,722.29

Dzikombe Sishoni

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,722.29

Francis Msowaya

 

Jnb/Llw

 

5,722.29

Eteka Alabi

 

Jnb/Los

 

11,082.29

Obi Donatuschika

 

Jnb/Los

 

11,082.29

Mahlaba Narepaul

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,548.29

Zondi Razacksiyabonga

 

Jnb/Los/Jnb

 

20,548.29

ANNEXURE B

2(b)

2(b)(i) Name

2(b)(i) Name

2(b)(i) Name

Name

Route

Amount

Mr I Seanego

Angola

13,106.00

Mr L Jwili

Angola

12,754.00

Mr L Jwili

Angola

13,191.00

Mr S Mamabolo

Botswana

8,720.00

Ms B Gopane

Botswana

8,720.00

Comm Mashinini

Bucharest

54,737.00

Comm J Love

DRC

25,251.00

Comm Mashinini

DRC

25,506.00

Mr M Kelembe

DRC

13,532.00

Mr S Mamabolo

DRC

25,251.00

Comm Tselane

Gambia

45,000.00

Mr B Ngwenya

Israel

54,226.00

Ms J James

Lesotho

12,229.00

Mr M Mosery

Liberia

86,075.00

Mr R Munisamy

Liberia

43,188.00

Mr R Munisamy

Liberia

13,871.00

Comm Tselane

London

27,000.00

Comm Mashinini

Mozambique

8,816.00

Mr S Mamabolo

Mozambique

8,816.00

Mr S Ngwenya

Palestine

22,244.00

Comm Tselane

Romania

70,000.00

Mr S Bapela

South Korea

58,500.00

Ms L Jacobs

South Korea

58,500.00

Ms T Kholisa

South Korea

40,500.00

11 December 2017 - NW3797

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the current arrangement between (a) her department, (b) the National Treasury and (c) the Auditor-General in terms of resolving the (i) immigration control account and (ii) outstanding repatriation deposits?

Reply:

(a-c)(i-ii) Further to the promulgation of the Immigration Regulation during 2014, which changed the collection of repatriation deposits from travellers to RSA, the Department approached National Treasury requesting it to allow the Department to recognise all unclaimed repatriation deposits as revenue in its financial statements, to surrender all unclaimed repatriation deposits to the National Revenue Fund (NRF) and to close the Immigration Control Account.

In order to address the concerns raised by Auditor General in this regard, the Department issued a Government Gazette notifying all travellers that they will forfeit their repatriation deposits if not claimed by 31 March 2016. During the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years, the Department performed a reconciliation of the Immigration Control Account and paid over R441, 773 million to the NRF, R69 million to DIRCO and R8,5 million to qualifying travellers. This left the Immigration Control Account with a balance of R2,172 million as at 31 March 2017 – this amount constitutes refunds (un-cashed cheques) due to qualifying travellers.

Based on the above background that outlines the arrangement with National Treasury and the Auditor General, the Immigration Control Account is closed and all unclaimed repatriation deposits are forfeited and surrendered to the NRF.

11 December 2017 - NW3706

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Does the Independent Electoral Commission intend to purchase new (a) software and/or (b) hardware during the current financial year; if so, (i) what is the purpose of each purchase, (ii) which company has been awarded each contract, (iii) what is the total monetary value of each contract, (iv) in which country is each contractor based and (v) what is the total price of each tender that won the contract?

Reply:

(a) Yes. The present operating system is out of date and thus not subject to maintenance support and also outside Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) maintenance and support. The absence of maintenance and support will negatively impact on the reliability and performance stability of operating environment and systems, and also render our network security vulnerable. The upgrade of our Operating System (OS) necessitated the upgrade of all applications systems in the environment to ensure software compatibility and integration including access to new patches, bug fixes and security enhancements.

(a)(i-v) The information on the software are tabulated in the Annexure A attached.

(b) Yes. The present ICT hardware infrastructure (i.e. servers, backup devices, switches, printers, etc.) is out of date and thus not subject to maintenance support, most of the hardware is older than 10 years and also outside Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) maintenance support and availability of spare parts. The absence of maintenance, support and spare parts will negatively impact on the reliability and performance stability our ICT infrastructure and render our network security vulnerable.

(a)(i-v) The details of the hardware are tabulated in the Annexure B attached.

ANNEXURE A : SOFTWARE

 

Procurement Items

(i) what is the purpose of each purchase

(ii) which company has been awarded each contract

(iii) what is the total monetary value of each contract

(iv) in which country is each contractor based

(v) what is the total price of each tender that won the contract?

1. Enterprise Network Monitoring Solution

Upgrade enterprise network monitoring and replace current solution which is inadequate

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

2. Network Access Management solution

Improve network security through an integrated network access control solution (NAC)

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

3. Mobile Device Management Solution

Software solution to enable control and secure access to mobile devices and deliver services securely and

manage data on mobile devices.

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

4. Vmware

Procure additional VMware licences to increase virtualisation capacity

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

5. Identity Management Solution

Strengthen security and access control through a modern integrated identity management solution

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

6. Security information and event management (SIEM)

Improve network and information security by replacing current solution which has reached end of life.

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

ANNEXURE B: HARDWARE

 

Procurement Items

(i) what is the purpose of each purchase

(ii) which company has been awarded each contract

(iii) what is the total monetary value of each contract

(iv) in which country is each contractor based

(v) what is the total price of each tender that won the contract?

1. Servers

Replacing datacentre servers which are more than 10 years old, and out of maintenance support.

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, subject to market conditions, budgetary figure of

R20 660 000,00

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

2. Provincial backup devices

Replacing backup devices at provincial offices which are too old, and out of maintenance support.

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, subject to market conditions, budgetary figure of

R2 800 000,00

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

3. Wide Format Lazer printers

Replacing plotters and wide format lazer printers which are too old, and out of maintenance support.

Not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

Not established yet, subject to market conditions, budgetary figure of

R1 500 000,00

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes

4. Network switches

Replacing old network swithes to improve network management and security capability

Not awarded yet, but will be standardised on HP network switches.

Not established yet, subject to market conditions, budgetary figure of

R3 000 000,00

Not established yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes. However, we always procure from local South African suppliers

The monetary value is not determined yet, still subject to the outcome of procurement processes