Questions and Replies

26 February 2019 - NW82

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the name of the (a) company and (b) owner of the specified company who was awarded the contract by the Mopani District Municipality for drilling boreholes in Ward 6, Joppie Village, Tzaneen, where a toddler was found dead on 5 November 2018?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has a letter to all the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs to engage municipalities to provide the relevant information. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available.

Thank you

26 February 2019 - NW58

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether,with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, That all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The resolution reached between parties in the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council does not indicate that all Assistant Directors must have their salary levels’ upgraded from Level 9 to Level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary levels’ upgraded from Level 11 to Level 12.

Resolution 3 of 2009, sub-paragraph 3.6.3.2 states that “The commencing salary of all employees on posts not covered by an OSD as per PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2007, and 3 of 2008, who are appointed as Assistant Directors and Deputy Directors shall, with effect from 1 July 2010, be on salary levels 9 and 11 respectively”.

PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012 paragraph 18.1 clause 3.6.3.2 amended Resolution 3 of 2009 to allow employees whose posts graded on salary levels 10 and 12 to be appointed and remunerated on salary levels 10 and 12 respectively. This resolution re-introduced salary levels 10 and 12 without abolishing salary levels 9 and 10, and without the intention that all employees at Assistant Director and Deputy Director Levels be upgraded to Level 10 and Level 12 respectively.

The Director General of the Department of Public Service and Administration clarified the implementation of the resolution through Circular 4 of 2014, dated 05/08/2014, which states that “Please note that this directive must be read in conjunction with PSCBC, Resolution 3 of 2009, DPSA Circulars 16/P dated 12 September 2011 and 25 February 2013. Furthermore, this Directive should not be interpreted as a general upgrading of all posts/jobs from salary level 9 to 10 and salary level 11 to 12”.

The Department has complied with the resolution and Directives of the DPSA.

SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SALGA), MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD (MDB) & SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES NETWORK (SACN)

Not applicable to SALGA, MDB and SACN, as the organizations do not fall under prescripts of the Department of Public Service and Administration.

Thank you

26 February 2019 - NW67

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether, since she came into office in 2018, any persons or companies that donated to her ANC presidential campaign received government contracts; if so, (a) what are their names and (b)(i) which contracts were they awarded, (ii) when and (iii) what was the value of each government contract?

Reply:

Not to my knowledge.

  1. Not Applicable
  2. Not Applicable
   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

25 February 2019 - NW265

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

1. What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the whether the specified briefings were compulsory? (NW277E)

Reply:

1. (a)(i). My Department held ten (10) tenders briefings in the year 2018, (b) of the ten briefings eight (8) tenders briefing sessions were compulsory.

(a)(ii). In relation to entities reporting to me the information is slow coming as soon as I received them I will alert the honourable member.

25 February 2019 - NW31

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) what is the (a) name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her and (b) value of the contract? NW36E

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows:

DTPS

1 (a) (i)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrades

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2015

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R13 377 272, 80: broken down as follows:

Server Infrastructure: broken down as follows:

   

R7 566 411, 66

Server and related Hardware

   

R529 000, 00

Core Switch

   

R884 759, 00

Wi-Fi Solution

   

R172 158, 00

Project Management Fees

   

R4 224 943, 74

Labout Upgrade and Configuration (Incl. Assessment, Design, Build, Test and Implementation

Total

 

R13 377 272, 80

 

2 (a) (i) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Internal Staff - maintenance of the server infrastructure and network infrastructure

No contract

SITA – Network Maintenance

R8 064 716, 75

Boxfusion - Leave Systems

R207 000, 00.

Institute for Performance Management - Electronic organisational performance management system

R205 000, 00.

DOC

  1. a) i) DOC has not upgraded any IT infrastructure during the requested period.
  2. a) i)Not Applicable

ENTITIES

BBI

1 (a) (ii)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

January 2018

Internally with the assistance of Neo Technologies.

R1 760 641.63.

Servers and firewalls

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Internal IT department with the assistance of Neo Technologies.

The value of the co-source component is R2 865 542.40.

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

a) (ii)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

13 June 2016

Techno Brain

R14, 048,161.00

Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Dynamix AX

  1. (a) (ii) Internal IT department.

(b) Not applicable

FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS BOARD (FPB)

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

10/11/2016

DataCentrix

R 1 585 159.86

Server Equipment & Storage Upgrade

29/03/2018

XON Systems

R 473 506.25

Network & Wireless Equipment Upgrade

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Discover Digital (Pty) Ltd: Online Content Regulation System (Develop & Maintain OCR System)

R 9 294 966.04

Tharolla (Pty) Ltd: Electronic Reporting Management System (Train, Support & Maintain ERMS System)

R 421 120.00

Tharolla (Pty) Ltd: Website Maintenance and Development (Support & Maintain Corporate Site)

R459 648.00

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (ICASA)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

March 2015

RIBEX

R2,644,006

  • CBARS (HR System)
  • New implementation

March 2016

Bytes Universal Systems

R1,400,000

  • JDE (Financial System)
  • Upgrade to latest version

May 2018

GEW Technologies

R 17,674,434

  • New Spectrum Management System
  • New implementation

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

GEW Technologies: Spectrum Management System

R1,892,468

EOH: JDE Financial System

R1,543,409

Vision Wave: CRM System

R493,350

SITA: Spectrum System

R 1,984,752

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY (MDDA)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

First half of the 2017 calendar year.

Bright Networks

R53 317.80

R71 749.00

R161 445.66

Biometrics

Network Cabling

Audio system

 

Bitco

R33 504.00 per month

R349 869.42

Fibre installation

Telephony

 

Why IT

R47 946.12

Back-up system

 

ISA(Information Security Architects)

R3 223.94 per month

IT Security

 

Datager

R143 864.54

Office 365

  1. (ii) (a) The MDDA carries out maintenance of its IT systems using the in-house resource. (b) Not applicable.

NEMISA

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

June 2017

EOH Mthombo

R411 931.21.

Network infrastructure to cloud- based services,

July 2017

CBX Tech

R274 118.90.

Network infrastructure to Wi-Fi and switching/routing environment.

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

EOH Mthombo: Hosted Cloud Infrastructure

R2 058 766.98

CBX Tech: Network maintenance

Ad-hoc basis as and when required

SOUTH AFRCAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2016 / 2018

Datacentrix (PTY) Ltd

R 24 000 000

Replacement of Computer Equipment and Peripherals

2018 / 2019

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd

R 12 000 000

Replacement of Computer Equipment and Peripherals

2018 / 2019

RFP to be issued

R 24 957 274

SABC Network Infrastructure Upgrade

2017 / 2018

Telkom SA

R 27 467 885

SABC WAN Upgrade

(Replacement of ATM with Metro Ethernet)

2015 / 2016

Intervate

R 2 712 492

CRM Dynamics 2016 System

2017 / 2018

GALIX Networking (PTY) Ltd

R 1 999 807

Enterprise Web Security Filtering Solution

2017 / 2018

Accenture (PTY) Ltd

R 4 269 839

SABC Learning Management System

2018 / 2019

Dimension Data

R 371 000

SABC Internet Router Upgrade

2018 / 2019

Bytes Business Solutions (Xerox)

R 48 711 020

(Over 5 Years)

SABC Managed Printing Solution

2018 / 2019

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd

R 9 700 000

SABC Asset Management System

2018 / 2019

Fikon Treasury and I.T. (Pty) Ltd

R 4 900 000

Treasury Management System

2018 / 2019

RFQ to be issued

R 1 800 000

(Estimated Cost)

SABC Landmark Servers Hardware

2018 / 2019

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 9 910 000

(Estimated Cost)

IT Service Management Solution

2018 / 2020

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 81 439 868

(Estimated Cost)

SABC Corporate IT Storage Area Network

2018 / 2020

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 75 769 247

(Estimated Cost)

Replacement of PABX Infrastructure

2018 / 2020

RFP to be issued

R 3 551 000

(Estimated Cost)

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Content Management System

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Dimension Data (Contracting in progress): Network Equipment - Maintenance and Support

R 4 799 771

Telspace: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

R 482 700

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd: Symantec End Point Protection Suite ( this includes Mail Gateway , Anti-Virus and Symantec protection for exchange

R 1 528 800

IBM South Africa: Resilience Services (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity)

R 450 900

IBM South Africa: Resilience Services (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity)

R 225 450

GALIX Networking (PTY) Ltd: Enterprise Web Security Filtering Solution (this is a 25 Service Hours per year as needed On Call support Service )

R 1 999 807

IBM South Africa: IBM Software licensing SLR (settlement agreement) payable in six (6) equal instalments

R 53 000 000

Sithabile Technologies: Net Backup solution for open systems

R 983 726

Canon SA: Oce Printers – maintenance and support

R 1 409 264

Amcotec: Mainframe systems – maintenance and hardware support

R 1 509 064

Amcotec: IBM Tape Drives – maintenance and hardware support

R 760 284

Datacentrix: HP Production Servers - maintenance and hardware support

R 1 905 251

Dell EMC: Mailbox Exchange Servers - maintenance and hardware support

R 499 062

Hitachi Vantara: SAN – Mailbox & Active Directory Servers maintenance and hardware support

R 3 674 069

Hitachi Vantara: Leased SAN - maintenance and support

R 731 032

Microsoft: Microsoft licensing agreement

USD 1 600 000

ASG: Mobius licensing and support

R 30 771 768

Bateleur: Adastrip and E-strip software licensing and support

R 720 000

BIS: Netpass software licensing and support

USD 44 712

Computer Associates: ACF2 and CA-1 security and tape management

USD 78 689

IBM SA: Z-series software licensing and support

R 12 386 110

Software AG: Adabas/Natural software licensing and support

R 7 438 643

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd: Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise licensing and support

R 3 104 200

Operative: IBMS maintenance and support agreement

GBP 164 000

SAPO

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2012

EMC Corporation

R66, 295 million

Supply of storage arrays, implementation services, maintenance

2012

IBM

R21, 5 million

Supply of IBM Power Systems, implementation services, maintenance

2012

Hewlett Packard (HP)

R21, 8 million

Supply of HP Blade Servers, implementation services, maintenance

2012

Cisco

R39, 1 million

Supply of network switches for SAPO Datacentre, implementation services, maintenance

2008

Cisco

R139, 855, 748

Supply of Cisco switches and routers, services and maintenance

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Telkom/BCX

R978 million

SENTECH

Please refer to the spreadsheet Annexed hereto marked A attached hereto.

SITA

Please refer to Annexure B attached hereto.

USAASA

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

01 July 2015

EOH Mthombo.

R48 560 956.44.

SAP ERP

2)(a)(ii). The contract with the previous service provider expired on 31 January 2019. The entity is still finalizing procurement processes for the prospective service provider.

ZADNA

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

August 2016

BITCO

R7400 on a monthly basis.

Network and telephone systems

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

BITCO

R7 400 monthly

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW125

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I am advised that for the period set out in the Question, the Economic Development Department did not incur any expenditure relating to travel privileges of former members of the Executive after they left the Executive, nor were any expenses incurred by the Department in relation to the spouses or widows of former members of the Executive after they left the Executive.

-END-

25 February 2019 - NW94

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the name of each voting station where cases and/or complaints of malfunctioning or dysfunctional Zip-Zip Machines were received by the Electoral Commission of South Africa during the 2016 local government elections and (b) what was the outcome of each case and/or complaint?

Reply:

a) Reports of malfunctioning or dysfunctional zip-zip machines were received in 1.7% of our 22 263 voting stations during the 2016 local government elections. The analysis of the Electoral Commission is that data could not be retrieved from 393 machines. This equates to 1, 7% of the machines that were allocated to voting stations.

b) The zip–zip machine is primarily a voter registration device and as such it is not equipment that is mission critical on voting day. The machines are deployed on voting day to assist with the management of queues by providing a voter’s sequential index number on the voters’ roll and thus making it easier to locate the name of the voter on the roll.

25 February 2019 - NW92

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) (a) At which voting stations were complaints lodged against the conduct or rulings of presiding officers during the 2016 local government elections and (b) what (i) were the details and (ii) was the outcome of each complaint; (2) what (a) number of investigations were opened into the conduct or rulings of presiding officers and (b)(i) were the details and (ii) was the outcome of each investigation?

Reply:

1. (a) Two hundred and five complaints and or objections were received during the 2016 local government elections.

(i) and (ii) The complaints and or objections raised varied matters related to the operations at voting stations. Following investigations by the Electoral Commission, hundred and seventy one complaints and or objections were dismissed for want of substance. A further twenty nine were withdrawn by the complainants /objectors. One objection was sustained by the Commission.

2. (a) The Electoral Commission investigated numerous instances of conduct related to presiding officers. The conduct of one hundred and twelve officers were found to have fallen short of the exacting standards required by the Electoral Commission. These officers have been flagged on the electoral staff system to ensure that they may not be deployed in the capacity of presiding officer in future elections.

25 February 2019 - NW91

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) At which voting stations were extra ballot (i) papers and (ii) books requested due to too few ballots being available for the number of voters on the voters’ roll during the 2016 Local Government Elections and (b) what are the full relevant details in each case?

Reply:

A0 (i) and (ii)

During 2016 local government elections, reports of shortages of ballot papers and or books were recorded in at least 17 voting stations.

b) The applicable ballot provisioning in 2016 was based on an allocation of 100% of registered voters which also included a buffer allocation (as a consequence of rounding up of the number of ballots to the next 100 because books are printed in packs of 100). Voter turnout in 2016 was 58%. Shortages can therefore not be attributed to ballot printing shortages. The Electoral Commission is looking at additional ballot tracking mechanisms that will enable real time monitoring of ballot papers to obviate reports and perceptions of ballot shortages.

25 February 2019 - NW120

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

Considering the extensive nature of the information required to answer the question by the Honourable Member, my office is working round the clock to verify the information and facts required but it is evident that it will take some time to conclude on this one. This is so because we will be taking people away from their stations on operation. As soon as that is done I will forward the Honourable Member the full and comprehensive response as required.

25 February 2019 - NW78

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) How long did the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) use the Evaton multi-purpose hall to pay out social grants, (b) what amount did SASSA spend in rentals during this period and (c) to whom were the rental amounts paid?

Reply:

a) The South African Social Security Agency has commenced with the utilisation of Evaton Multi-purpose hall to pay out social grants from February 2012 to December 2014 which is 35 months, from 2015 the agency moved to a different pay-point

b) SASSA spent an amount of R48 000.00 of which an additional amount of R9 600.00 was reimbursed to CPS in rentals during this period, since there was contract between SASSA and CPS for handing over of contractual payment of pay-points by SASSA.

c) The rental amounts were paid to Evaton Multi-Purpose Centre.

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Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

25 February 2019 - NW122

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have advised by the Departments as follows:

DOC and DTPS

No expenditure has been incurred for travel privileges in respect of former Ministers and/or Deputy Ministers since they were not entitled to these privileges because they were redeployed

in Parliament.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW74

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

With reference to the tragedy of the devastation at culturally historical town Wupperthal by a fire recently, how will his department assist in rebuilding this cultural site?

Reply:

The Wupperthal Moravian Mission station was declared a conservation area in 1999 under the National Monuments Act, Act No 28 of 1969. The act was repealed and replaced by the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA), Act no 25 of 1999 in terms of which the management and safeguarding of South Africa’s tangible and intangible heritage is shared between the three spheres of Government. Heritage Western Cape is the Provincial Heritage Resources Agency (PHRA) responsible for safeguarding the heritage conservation of the Moravian Church in Wupperthal.

Heritage Western Cape is working closely with the Moravian Church, who owns the property, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, and the Cederberg Municipality in order to monitor the restoration work which is currently underway. Heritage Western Cape has visited the site as part of oversight. The South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA) an entity of the Department of Arts and Culture stands ready to assist on this matter whichever way possible.

25 February 2019 - NW80

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her engaged the services of a certain company (name furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) were the reasons that the services of the specified company were required and (ii) was the (aa) total amount of fees that were paid to the company and (bb) detailed breakdown of the fees paid to the company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

I have been advised as follows:

The departments (DOC and DTPS) together with their entities reporting to them have not engaged the services of Goldman Sachs Company in the past 10 financial years.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW367

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Energy

(1) Whether he owns any shares in an independent power producer (IPP); if so, in each case, what (a) is the name of the IPP and (b) are the details of the (i) ownership structure and (ii) amounts that are held in shares in each case; (2) whether he (a) holds any shares in and/or (b) has any other relationship with a certain company (name furnished); if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) No

(b) No

(i) No

(ii) No

(2) (a) No

(b) No

25 February 2019 - NW54

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Communications

What amount of the total budget of (a) her departments and (b) entities reporting to her is dedicated to the promotion of female sports?

Reply:

The departments have advised me as follows:

DoC and ENTITIES

a) The Department of Communications [DoC] and (b) entities reporting to the DoC do not have budget dedicated for the promotion of female sports, however, Banyana Banyana forms part of the SAFA contract under FIFA: 2018 U17 and U20 Women’s World Cup, which also includes other events, magazine shows etc.

Refer to the link table below please on the cost of broadcasting female sports for 2018 / 2019.

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW54_TABLE.pdf

DTPS and ENTITIES

The department does not allocate budget for sports on the basis of gender, but all sports related activities are budgeted for under the Employee Wellness Programmes of the department. The overall budget allocated for sports related activities for 2018/19 was R70 000 and R100 000 for 2019/20.

Sentech, USAASA, SAPO, NEMISA, ZADNA, BBI, did not budget any amount to promote female sports.

SITA has an Employee Wellness Programme (EWP) that has several pillars of wellness, which strive to among other things, meet the health and wellness needs of SITA employees through preventative and therapeutic measures. Under these programme; there are 19 sporting codes in which actively participate. The proposed budget to be factored at R1 500 per person multiplied by headcount 3210 less 12 board members is estimated at R4 797 000. Each sport code will thus be apportioned a budget of R252 473.68

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW144

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a)(i) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(a)(ii) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(b)(i) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(b)(ii) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(c) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(d) Refer to Annual Reports for 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

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Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

25 February 2019 - NW24

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to the reply to question 3720 on 7 December 2018, what number of shares does each shareholder hold in each oil refinery?

Reply:

Ownership of South African Refineries

Refineries

Ownership

Sapref

BP (50%) & Shell (50%)

Enref

Engen

Chevref

Astron Energy

Natref

Total SA (36%) & Sasol (64%)

Sasol

Sasol

PetroSA

PetroSA

25 February 2019 - NW240

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

1. What number of libraries are there in each, (a) Province and (b) Municipality?

Reply:

  1. (a) Below is the total number of libraries per province:

NO.

NAME OF PROVINCE

TOTAL NUMBER OF LIBRARIES

1

Eastern Cape

254

2

Free State

181

3

Gauteng

285

4

KwaZulu-Natal

274

5

Limpopo

89

6

Mpumalanga

117

7

Northern Cape

215

8

North West

131

9

Western Cape

373

TOTAL

1 919

  1. (b) Below is a total number of libraries per municipality:

NO.

NAME OF PROVINCE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF LIBRARIES

1.

Eastern Cape: 254

 

Matatiele

5

 

Mbizana

5

 

Ntabankulu

3

 

Umzimvubu

7

 

Amahlathi

7

 

Great Kei

4

 

Mbhashe

8

 

Mnquma

2

 

Ngqushwa

4

 

Raymond Mhlaba

9

 

Buffalo City Metro

26

 

Emalahleni

5

 

Engcobo

4

 

Inxuba Yethemba

6

 

Enoch Mgijima

12

 

Intsika Yethu

4

 

Sakhisizwe

2

 

Elundini

6

 

Senqu

11

 

Walter Sisulu

8

 

Nelson Mandela Metro

21

 

Ingquza Hill

5

 

King Sabata Dalindyebo

12

 

Mhontlo

5

 

Nyandeni

7

 

Port St John’s

4

 

Blue Crane

7

 

Dr Beyers Naude

13

 

Koukamma

10

 

Makana

7

 

Ndlambe

8

 

Sundays River Valley

4

 

Kouga

13

2.

Free State: 181

 

Letsemeng

7

 

Kopanong

13

 

Mohokare

7

 

Mangaung Metro

20

 

Mantsopa

7

 

Naledi

5

 

Matjhabeng

21

 

Masilonyana

6

 

Tokologo

3

 

Tswelopele

5

 

Nala

4

 

Dihlabeng

9

 

Setsoto

8

 

Nketoana

7

 

Maluti A Phofung

17

 

Phumelela

5

 

Moqhaka

11

 

Ngwathe

13

 

Metsimaholo

7

 

Mafube

6

3.

Gauteng: 285

 

Johannesburg Metro

91

 

Ekurhuleni

47

 

City of Tshwane

59

 

Lesedi

11

 

Midvaal

7

 

Emfuleni

15

 

Merafong

22

 

Rand West City

17

 

Mogale City

16

4.

KwaZulu-Natal: 274

 

Abaqulusi Municipality

4

 

Dannhauser Municipality

1

 

Edumbe Municipality

4

 

Alfred Duma Municipality

8

 

eNdumeni Municipality

4

 

Ethekwini Metro

90

 

Greater Kokstad Municipality

2

 

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality

19

 

Big 5 Hlabisa Municipality

3

 

Impendle Municipality

2

 

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality

5

 

Jozini Municipality

6

 

KwaDukuza Municipality

6

 

Mandeni Municipality

4

 

Maphumulo Municipality

1

 

Umfolozi Municipality

3

 

Mkhambathini Municipality

4

 

Mpofana Municipality

2

 

Msinga Municipality

2

 

Msunduzi Municipality

12

 

Mthonjaneni Municipality

1

 

Mtubatuba Municipality

3

 

Ndwedwe Municipality

3

 

Newcastle Municipality

8

 

Nkandla Municipality

4

 

Nongoma Municipality

2

 

Nquthu Municipality

6

 

Okhahlamba Municipality

4

 

Richmond Municipality

3

 

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality

2

 

Ulundi Municipality

2

 

Umdoni Municipality

9

 

uMgeni Municipality

5

 

Umhlabuyalingana Municipality

4

 

uMhlathuze Municipality

9

 

Umlalazi Municipality

6

 

Umshwati Municipality

3

 

Umtshezi Municipality

6

 

Umuziwabantu Municipality

2

 

Umvoti Municipality

2

 

uMzimkhulu Municipality

4

 

Uphongola Municipality

3

 

Utrecht Municipality

1

5.

Limpopo: 89

 

Waterberg District Municipality

23

 

Capricon District Municipality

18

 

Sekhukhune District Municipality

12

 

Tzaneen District Municipality

11

 

Vhembe District Municipality

14

 

Mopani District Municipality

11

     

6.

Mpumalanga: 117

 

Bushbuckridge

6

 

Mbombela

15

 

Nkomazi

7

 

Thabachweu

5

 

Albert Luthuli

7

 

Dipaleseng

3

 

Govan Mbeki

11

 

Lekwa

5

 

Mkhondo

4

 

Msukaligwa

8

 

Pixley ka Isaka Seme

6

 

JS Moroka

5

 

Emalahleni

10

 

Steve Tshwete

10

 

Thembisile Hani

6

 

Emakhazeni

6

 

Victor Khanye

3

7.

Northern Cape: 215

 

Magareng

6

 

Dikgatlong

5

 

Phokwane

4

 

Sol Plaatje

12

 

Afrisam Mine/Ulco

1

 

Gamagara

6

 

Gasegonyana

8

 

Joe Morolong

33

 

Nama Khoi

16

 

Richtersveld

6

 

Khai Ma

5

 

Karoo Hoogland

4

 

Kamiesberg

13

 

Hantam

7

 

Emthanjeni

6

 

Kareeberg

4

 

Renosterberg

6

 

Siyancuma

9

 

Siyathemba

5

 

Thembelihle

3

 

Ubuntu

7

 

Umsobomvu

5

 

Dawid Kruiper

19

 

Kai Garib

11

 

Kgatelopele

1

 

Kheis

6

 

Tsantsabane

6

 

Lime Acres Mine

1

8.

North West: 131

 

Madibeng

10

 
 

Moretele

4

 
 

Moses Kotane

6

 
 

Kgetleng Rivier

3

 
 

Rustenburg

14

 
 

JB Marks

12

 
 

Maquassi Hills

7

 
 

Matlosana

12

 
 

Greater Taung

5

 
 

Kagisano Molopo

8

 
 

Lekwa Teemane

4

 
 

Mamusa

5

 
 

Naledi

6

 
 

Ditsobotla

5

 
 

Mahikeng

10

 
 

Ratlou

9

 
 

Ramotshere Moiloa

4

 
 

Tswaing

7

 

9.

Western Cape: 373

 
 

Hermanus

25

 
 

Swellendam

31

 
 

Worcester

31

 
 

Beaufort-West

14

 
 

George

28

 
 

Mossel Bay

29

 
 

Oudtshoorn

14

 
 

Saldanha

34

 
 

Stellenbosch

36

 
 

Vanrhynsdorp

22

 
 

Blaauwberg

8

 
 

Cape Town

33

 
 

False Bay

16

 
 

Southern

22

 
 

Tygerberg

30

 

 

25 February 2019 - NW27

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows:

DOC and DTPS

The departments have not awarded contracts and/or tenders to any of the listed companies.

ENTITIES

FPB, MDDA, BBI, NEMISA, .zaDNA & Sentech

These entities have not awarded contracts and/or tenders to any of the listed companies.

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

Kindly note that Brand SA contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd.

Internet and Voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

R23,657.12 per month inclusive of VAT

36 months’ contract, extended for further one year

36 months’ contract was signed by Ms. Alice Puoane - Chief Financial Officer

One-year extension of contract was signed by Dr. Jonty Tshipa – Director: Corporate Service

No record available to confirm whether or not the contract was in line with all National Treasury and procurement guidelines

ICASA

Kindly note that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Provision of 20 Mbps Data Link 3 years from February 2015

R1 002 941.69

3 years from February 2015

3 years from February 2015

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Audio and Video Equipment - Once-off 2016

R542 969.69

Once off 2016 ( May 2016)

Bid Adjudication Committee ( PFMA) requirement(BAC)

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

20 Mbps Data Link Access for Nelspruit Office - 28 months until September 2018

R7 870.33

28 month until September 2018

BAC and CEO

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

ADSL & MPSL 5 years from April 2017

R7 270 099.20

5 Years from April 2017

BAC and CEO

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Network configuration changes - Once off

R2 052.00

Once off (September 2017)

SCM Manager and CFO

Yes

Total

8 825 932.91

       

SABC

Kindly note that SABC contracted the companies as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Orion Telecom South Africa (Pty) Ltd(The supplier sent a notification of name change from Orion to Vox in May 2009. The company registration number as well as VAT number remained unchanged).

Telephone lines in the following Provincial Offices:

KZN, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape

R1,450,150.78

2009 to 2013

Provincial and Technical Managers and Head of Legal

Contracts were approved in line with Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF) applicable at the time.

Vox Telecommunications (Vox)

Telephone lines in the following Provincial Offices

KZN, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape

R2,180,047.15

2013 to 2018

Provincial and Technical Managers and Head of Legal

The contracts were continuation of subscriptions of initial contract entered into with Orion. The approval of the contract was done in line with Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF) applicable at the time. Subscriptions, water and lights, TV Licence Pay points and others similar services were part of exclusions as detailed in the Procurement Policy.

SAPO

Kindly note that SAPO contracted the companies as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

AFRAIT Pty (Ltd)

Supply Trailers

R14 134 720.00

9and a half months

GCEO

Yes

USAASA

Kindly note that the USAASA contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Internet Connectivity equipment and Connectivity Services

R1 308 030.00

24 months

CEO, Mr Zami Nkosi

Yes

SITA

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 773.68

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 519.9

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 463.05

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 463.05

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Port Shepstone

R34 758.86

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Port Shepstone

R34 758.86

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Pietermaritzburg

R13 326.4

Once off

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Telephone handsets for the DoE in KZN

R347 367.3

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Training for the server administration for right fax

R12500

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

HoD: Capital Management

Yes

Over and above the transactions listed in the attached table, in 2014 SITA published to the open market RFB 1316/2014 for off-net voice services for the agency. After evaluation and approval the tender was awarded for 3 years to Vox for the total amount of R10 425 600.00. The tender was approved by the Bid Adjudication Committee as per the SITA Delegation of Authority. In terms of the tender requirements, bidders were required to provide two options on the solution required and to price them separately. After award, it was realised that the bid price for the solution awarded to Vox was actually for the other option.

SITA attempted to withdraw the award. The decision to withdraw was challenged by Vox as it was of the view that it is entitled to the tender. SITA launched a counter application to have its decision set aside in order to approach the market. The Court set aside the award to Vox as it was based on the incorrect evaluation results.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW160

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether any persons have been held accountable and responsible for the SA Social Security Agency’s 2012 illegal and unconstitutional awarding of a contract to Cash Paymaster Services in respect of the outsourcing of the payment of social grants; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

No person has been held accountable and responsible for the SASSA’s 2012 awarding of a contract to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in respect of the payment of social grants. This contract was subsequently found to be constitutionally invalid after the successful challenge of the award to CPS during January 2012. However the declaration of invalidity was suspended three (3) times, i.e first from the judgement of the Constitutional Court during November 2013, the second was during April 2017 when the contract was also extended and the third and last suspension of invalidity was during March 2018 to allow the phasing in of the South African Post Office (SAPO) as the entity to pay social grants.

SASSA’s focus was on attending to the court processes; complying with the orders of the Constitutional Court and facilitating the taking over of the payments of social grants by SAPO, and thus ensuring no interruption or minimal interruption of access to social grants by beneficiaries.

Since 2012 to date, there has been five accounting officers responsible for SASSA, with two on a permanent basis and the rest on acting positions. This not only caused instability at administrative leadership level, but made those in acting positions to prioritise the payment of social grants amongst other issues. Now that there is some degree of stability regarding the payment of social grants, SASSA is now in a position to attend to the outstanding residual issues. These include reviewing the award to CPS and determining if further investigation is necessary because prior to holding any person accountable and responsible for any conduct there must first be an investigation.

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

25 February 2019 - NW269

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

Question

DSD

NDA

SASSA

(a)

3

24

26

       

(b)

3

6

20

________________________

Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….

25 February 2019 - NW241

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to the reply to question 3720 on 7 December 2018, what number of shares does each shareholder hold in each oil refinery?

Reply:

Ownership of South African Refineries

Refineries

Ownership

Sapref

BP (50%) & Shell (50%)

Enref

Engen

Chevref

Astron Energy

Natref

Total SA (36%) & Sasol (64%)

Sasol

Sasol

PetroSA

PetroSA

25 February 2019 - NW59

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, her department and the entities reporting to her implemented the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Departments has advised me as follows:

DoC

The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council Resolution 1 of 2012 applies to all posts/jobs that were graded on salary levels 10 and 12 between 01 July 2010 and 31 July 2012 and whose incumbents were appointed on salary level 9 and 11. The Resolution indicates that the incumbents be automatically upgraded to salary level 10 and 12 respectively with effect from 01 August 2012, subject to availability of supporting job evaluation results.

Since the Department of Communications was only established in April 2015, there are no employees that were affected by the above Resolution. The DoC entities are not covered by the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council.

DTPS

The department is not aware of a Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council Resolution in the Public Service or applicable to its entities that facilitates the movement of all persons employed on salary level 9 to level 10, and level 11 to lever 12.

The department does implement PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009 on a case by case basis, which contains the Grade Progression Model for employees on salary level 1 to 12 who are not covered by an Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD).

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW93

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) At which voting stations were complaints of electoral violence or intimidation made to the Electoral Commission of South Africa during the 2016 local government elections and (b) what (i) were the details and (ii) was the outcome in each case?

Reply:

a) The Electoral Commission recorded twenty seven (27) reports of violence and or intimidation at or in the vicinity of voting stations during the 2016 local government elections.

b) The incidents were reported to the South African Police Service through the local operation centres for resolution. In all the twenty seven (27) reported cases the voting stations were maintained open for voting

 

25 February 2019 - NW70

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether any action was taken in line with section 30 of the disciplinary enquiry report into the matter between SA Airways (SOC) Limited, Mr Musa Zwane and Ms Phumeza Nhantsi conducted by Adv N A Cassim SC, dated 19 June 2018, to ensure that these board members are prevented from acting as directors of any state-owned entities currently and in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the action taken; (2) whether any action was taken in line with section 53 of the report to ensure that Ms D Myeni is held to account for allegedly orchestrating the whole transaction commencing with the funding of the R15 billion debt for an allegedly untoward purpose; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken; (3) whether any action was taken in line with section 58 of the report to ensure that Mr Musa Zwane is not currently or in the future appointed as the chief executive officer of any company; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken; (4) whether any action was taken in line with section 65 of the report regarding the conduct of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi to the relevant authorities; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to South African Airways and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. The information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 February 2019 - NW52

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Communications

What number of (a) television channels, (b) radio stations and (c) newspapers are funded by (i) her department and/or (ii) entities reporting to her?

Reply:

I been advised by the department as follows:

The Department of Communications [DoC] and entities reporting to the DoC have not funded any TV channels, radio stations and newspapers. However, the MDDA provides grant funding to qualifying community television, radio stations and community and small commercial media print newspapers and magazines.

In addition, the department funds, through appropriation, Channel Africa, a public radio station located within the SABC.

_____________________________

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

22 February 2019 - NW114

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)By what date will her department make use of deaf poets and storytellers to record their stories for learners with hearing impairments to study; (2) what (a) number of educators in each province are qualified to teach SA Sign Language (SASL) and (b) steps will her department take to ensure that the specified educators are adequately trained to teach SASL; (3) what number of persons were used by her department in the development of the SASL curriculum and policies; (4) by what date does her department envisage having its own curriculum for SASL rather than copying the English curriculum?

Reply:

1. There is currently no fixed date for this exercise. However, this matter is on the agenda of the department.

2. (a) The database of teachers and their qualifications is kept and maintained by provinces. Such data could be sourced from Provincial Legislatures.

3. The Curriculum Management Team (CMT) that oversaw the development of SASL curriculum and policies consisted of 9 members. A writing team comprising five members was established and the team formed the core of the development process. SASL experts and phase specialists (e.g. SASL linguists from Universities and NGOs as well as SASL teachers) were co-opted during the development of specific areas of the curriculum.

4. The SASL Home Language curriculum was not copied from the English curriculum. The English Home Language curriculum is the Framework to which SASL and all other Home Languages are aligned, to ensure parity of esteem of all languages.

22 February 2019 - NW111

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3619 on 4 December 2018, she will furnish Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi with a copy of the report of her department’s investigation into an alleged compromise of the Economics question papers for the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations; (2) whether any further investigations into the matter have been launched since her reply to question 3619 on 4 December 2018; if so, (a) on what date was the further investigation (i) launched and (ii) completed, (b) what are the (i) names and (ii) professional designations of each investigating officer and (c) what are the details of the outcome of the further investigation? NW116E

Reply:

1.  The investigation has been concluded and a detailed report on the findings of the investigation is attached as (Annexure A)

2. The reply to the Parliamentary question 3619, submitted on 4 December 2018 was a preliminary report which focussed on the support programme broadcast on Ukhozi FM.

(a) The further investigation (i) commenced on 11 December 2018 and was (ii) completed on 27 December 2018.

(b) The investigation was headed by the Director responsible for Public Examinations at the Department of Basic Education, and she was supported by a team of subject specialists, the DBE Data Manager, the DBE Irregularities Manager and the DBE Question Paper Manager. The details of the team are included as (Annexure B).

3. The outcome of the further investigation is as follows:

  • The credibility of the Economics Paper 1 and Paper 2, was not compromised given that learners were not given direct questions that appeared in the examination and were not asked to focus on particular questions. Hence, there was no unfair advantage to any group of candidates
  • Given the focus of the teaching and testing of Economics, which in the main provides learners with a pool of questions, it is possible for experienced teachers to predict some of the questions that may appear in the question paper, particularly the essays.
  • An analysis of learner performances does not show any anomalous trends. There is no significant improvement compared to 2017 and in some cases performance is actually lower.
  • It would appear that Economics has taken on an approach of providing learners with a pool of questions and this starts with the Examination Guideline that is based on a series of questions. In the same vein, all support programmes are dominated by questions. It would also appear that based on a historical analysis of the previous question papers, teachers and subject advisors are able to predict to some degree which questions will appear in the paper. Examination predictability is a phenomenon of most examinations and the DBE is actively working towards minimising examination predictability.

22 February 2019 - NW85

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Selfe, Mr J to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)Whether a certain person,( prison number: 204156644 ), who is currently serving a life sentence, qualifies to be considered for release on parole; if so, on what date did the specified person become eligible for release on parole; (2) whether the specified person has completed all the courses and programmes required to become eligible for release on parole; if not, which courses or programmes must still be completed; (3) what was the National Council for Correctional Services’ recommendation regarding the specified person’s eligibility for release on parole; (4) whether he has given consideration whether to grant the specified person parole; if so, (a) on what date did he consider the application, (b) what was the outcome of his decision and (c) on what date was the decision taken?

Reply:

1. Yes, offender (prison number: 204156644) is currently serving a life sentence at Qalakabusha Correctional Centre and was eligible for consideration on 26 September 2016.

(2) No, offender is still required to undergo individual psychotherapy with a Psychologist.

(3) The NCCS recommendations were that:

  • The offender should undergo intensive further therapy as recommended by the Psychologist;
  • The offender should be subjected to individual psychotherapy to address anger issues and the harm caused to the victim;
  • A copy of sentencing remarks in the case of CC145/04 to be obtained from the Pietermaritzburg High Court and attached when the profile is resubmitted. In the event the sentencing remarks cannot be obtained, all efforts to obtain same should be documented and a comprehensive report furnished detailing, inter alia, the reasons for failure to obtain such;
  • The offender should attend the Behaviour Modification programme;
  • The offender should be assisted to upskill vocationally/ educationally to assist him with prospects of obtaining employment once he is placed on parole. Certificates should be attached when the profile is resubmitted;
  • A copy of SAP62 should be included when the profile is resubmitted.

(4) Yes.

(a) 14 February 2018.

(b) A further profile should be submitted in 18 months with the expectation that all 6 recommendations as stated in question 3 would have been executed upon which placement on parole would be reconsidered.

(c) 14 February 2018.

22 February 2019 - NW112

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What number of newly (a) qualified teachers have (i) applied for, (ii) been granted and (iii) produced the SA Police Service (SAPS) Clearance Certificate to the SA Council of Educators (SACE) as part of the registration requirement and (b) appointed teachers in each province for the 2019 academic year are currently employed without the specified clearance certificate; (2) what (a) criteria has been set by SACE for SAPS officers to use when issuing the clearance certificate, (b) qualification is required by SAPS officers to conduct the interview and issue the certificate to an educator and (c) costs are involved for an educator applying for the certificate; (3) will it be required of teachers who are appointed to update this clearance certificate on a regular basis or is the certificate only required at the registration process; (4) on what date will the certificate be a requirement for incumbent teachers appointed by (a) the department and (b) school governing bodies? NW117E

Reply:

SACE RESPONSE

1(a)

(i) All in all, 2983 educators applied and updated their registration status from the 1st January 2019 when the requirement for the police clearance came into effect.

(ii) 2981 have been granted registration and 2 were not due to some criminal record.

(iii) 1854 produced the SAPS Clearance Certificate. 1127 were registered provisionally until the 30th June 2019, with proof of application for the SAPS Police Clearance. This move was necessitated by the slow turnaround time from the SAPS in issuing the clearance certificates and impacting negatively on the recruitment of newly qualified teachers into the schools.

1(b) SACE does not have information on the employment of newly qualified teachers.

(2) what (a) criteria has been set by SACE for SAPS officers to use when issuing the clearance certificate, (b) qualification is required by SAPS officers to conduct the interview and issue the certificate to an educator and (c) costs are involved for an educator applying for the certificate;

SACE RESPONSE

(a) As a third party, the SAPS’s Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management Centre (CR and CSMC) uses its own criteria to process and issue the clearance certificate.

(b) The police clearance certificate is issued purely on the basis of one’s criminal record from the SAPS’s Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management Centre (CR and CSMC).

(c) R114.00

(3) will it be required of teachers who are appointed to update this clearance certificate on a regular basis or is the certificate only required at the registration process;

SACE RESPONSE

In line with Council resolution, the SAPS clearance certificate is currently required for all the new registration applicants since the 01st January 2019.

(4) on what date will the certificate be a requirement for incumbent teachers appointed by (a) the department and (b) school governing bodies? NW117E

SACE RESPONSE

(4) There is no date set by Council for (a) and (b)

22 February 2019 - NW113

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What number of (a)(i) deaf and (ii) hearing impaired learners from each province enrolled for the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC), (b) the specified learners wrote the SA Sign Language (SASL) examination and (c) the specified learners obtained (i) an NSC pass and (ii) a Bachelor pass in SASL; (2) what number of learners from schools for the deaf and hearing impaired in each province were exposed to bridging courses in Grades 9, 10 and 11 to prepare for the unique grammar and structure of the SASL examination; (3) (a) what number of appointed markers had the pre-requisite qualifications to mark the final SASL examination papers in each province, (b) what are the details of the pre-requisite qualifications and (c) what number of years’ experience is required; (4) on what date will all schools in each province providing SASL as a home language be provided with sufficient textbooks; (5) what number of students who completed their NSC in SASL were approached by her department to assist educators with SASL?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) and (ii) The current examination system only has a record of Hearing Impaired Learners and does not distinguish between Deaf learners and Hearing Impaired Learners The total number of hearing impaired learners that enrolled for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination is 456.

(b) Of the 54 candidates that enrolled to write the 2018 NSC South African Sign Language Home Language (SASL HL) examination, 52 candidates wrote the examination.

(c) (i) 26 candidates achieved an NSC pass

(ii) 7 candidates achieved admission to Bachelor studies

Note that of the 52 candidates that wrote the SASL HL examination, only 28 candidates could be resulted in terms of the full qualification, given that the remaining 24 candidates did not write the full NSC subject package in 2018.

2. All the full time candidates who wrote SASL HL in the NSC 2018 examinations were exposed to the bridging Grade 9 and 10 programme. No bridging programme was developed for Grade 11.

The table below provides the school, province and number of learners who wrote the SASL examinations in 2018:

School

Province

Number of learners – Gr 12

Efata

EC

3

St Thomas

EC

10 (full time) + 6 (part time)

Bartimea

FS

4

Thiboloha

FS

2

Sizwile

GP

11

Fulton

KZN

3

Kwathintwa

KZN

8

St Martin

KZN

7

De-la-Bat

WC

1

Dominican (Wittebome)

WC

3

     

Total

10 schools

58

3. (a) (b) (c)

In terms of the policy relating to the appointment of markers, the marker must have at least a recognised three year post matric qualification which must include the subject concerned at second or third year level. In addition the marker must have extensive experience as an educator in the particular subject or a related area and at least two years teaching or other curriculum-related experience within the last 5 years at the appropriate level, and must be competent in the language of teaching and learning.

In terms of marker appointments for SASL HL, it was not expected that the DBE will be able to appoint markers that satisfy all of the above criteria given that this is the first year of implementation of this examination. All 15 markers have extensive experience as teachers of deaf learners and have a Teaching Qualification. Four (4) of the markers have a qualification in SASL – ranging from a short course qualification to an Honours Degree in SASL. Two Deaf Teaching Assistants were also appointed to assist the hearing markers with the translation of SASL. The Teaching Assistants were not involved directly in marking. The teaching assistants have a Matric qualification.

Given the limitations relating to the appointed markers, the marking of the 2018 NSC SASL HL examinations was centralised at the DBE to ensure stringent standardisation and quality assurance of the marking process.

(4) The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is responsible for the development of the South African Sign Language National Catalogue which is forwarded to provinces, districts and schools. The provinces and schools are responsible for procurement and delivery of these textbooks as required. The Catalogues referred to were developed in 2015 and 2017.

(5). The Department of Basic Education has not been approached by students as the function of teacher development resides with provinces.

21 February 2019 - NW95

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 2677 on 9 October 2018, (a) what number of deaths have occurred in each month since 1 October 2018, (b) what were the reasons for each specified death, (c) where did each death occur, (d) what steps has his department taken to reduce the occurrence of deaths, (e) what number of family members of the deceased have been compensated and (f) what are the costs involved in each specified case?

Reply:

Date of Occurrence

(c) Place of Occurrence

Province

Number of Fatalities

(b) Detailed description of occurrence/incident

(a) Total number of Fatalities October 2018 = 29

2018-10-01

Crossmoor

KwaZulu Natal

1

Asian male, Nelson Govender, 50 yrs, was struck by Metro train 9683 on the running line and was fatally injured.

2018-10-01

Oorstezee

Western Cape

1

Ms Yolanda Theron was struck by metro train no. 9626 (test trip). The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-10-02

President

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was found next to the rails with head and right arm cut off. The cause of death is unknown.

2018-10-02

Dunswart

Gauteng

1

L.E.Ngwenya disembarked between the coaches of metro train and fell on the rails sustaining fatal injuries.

2018-10-04

Klapmuts

Western Cape

1

Mr Andile Mqongwana was struck by metro train no. 3523 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Paarl Morgue.

2018-10-04

Delmore

Gauteng

1

L.Stephen jumped out of a moving metro train 0999, fell on the rails and was fatally injured.

2018-10-05

Klaarwater

KwaZulu Natal

1

An African male Hlela Cele, 24 years old, was struck by a goods train and was fatally injured.

2018-10-05

Southfield

Western Cape

1

Mr Alexander Fisher was struck by metro train no. 0502 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-10-06

Nancefield

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was found fatally injured on the platform.

2018-10-13

Kaalfontein

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 1530 while lying on the rails.

2018-10-13

Kliptown

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was found fatally injured on the platform.

2018-10-12

Nyanga - Philippi

Western Cape

1

Mr Madalitsho Chikabvumbwa was found in the section. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-10-15

Mamelodi Gardens - Greenview

Gauteng

1

An unknown male was hit by T8106 at Greenview station K/Point 23/3 -23/4 while crossing railway line and was fatally injured.

2018-10-16

Denver

Gauteng

1

L.Mazeka was fatally injured when struck by metro train 0504 while crossing the rails.

2018-10-18

KwaTandaza

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro train 1033 struck an African male, Philani Bede, 27 years old, who was on the running line and was fatally injured.

2018-10-21

Stock Road - Philippi

Western Cape

1

The body of a male person was found in the bushes next to the railway line. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-10-21

Tembisa - Limindlela

Gauteng

1

K.F.Mbhoshane was fatally struck by metro train 1534 while crossing the railway line.

2018-10-21

Kempton Park - Van Riebeeck

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 0623 while crossing the railway line.

2018-10-22

Doornfontein

Gauteng

1

T.Sontshantsha was pulled from platform edge by metro train to the rails and was fatally injured.

2018-10-23

Webber-Parkhill

Gauteng

1

J.Lekgau was fatally injured while hanging outside moving metro train and fell onto the rails.

2018-10-25

Doornfontein

Gauteng

1

T.Mokhumo fell from a moving metro train onto the rails and was fatally injured.

2018-10-26

Limindlela

Gauteng

1

Unknown person was fatally struck by metro train.

2018-10-28

Suurbekom

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 0410.

2018-10-28

Kempton Park

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 0636.

2018-10-27

Tooronga - Denver

Gauteng

1

M.Madonsela was fatally struck by metro train 0635 while crossing the railway line.

2018-10-30

Phefeni

Gauteng

1

L.Mgoduka was staff riding on moving metro train 9721 and slipped between the coaches and the train as a result he was declared dead.

2018-10-31

Berea Road

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro train no.0786 struck an unknown African male age +/-25 who was on the running line next to Mast Pole No.03/89 Signal No.DAL3032 and was fatally injured.

2018-10-22

Atteridgeville

Gauteng

1

Mr H Makinta was hit by metro train 0062 when he walked in front of the train and was fatally injured.

11-10-2018

Lebaleng - Kopanong

Gauteng

1

A male person was hit by metro train 1813 between K/Point 15/491 and 15/194, when he he threw himself infront of a train and was fatally injured.

(a)Total number of Fatalities November 2018 = 20

2018-11-06

Marianhill

KwaZulu Natal

1

An African female Neliswa Magoqovana, 32 yrs was sick and later passed away at Marianhill station.

2018-11-08

Roodepoort

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 0225 when he jumped in front of the train.

2018-11-10

Nonkqubela

Western Cape

1

A female person was struck by metro train no. 9902 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-11-10

Houtheuwel

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 9000.

2018-11-10

Mzimhlophe - New Canada

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was found dead lying next to the rails.

2018-11-12

Pilot - Kwesine

Gauteng

1

N.Majozi was electrocuted while train surfing on a moving metro train, fell on the rails and was fatally injured.

2018-11-12

Selpark - Springs

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was hit by metro train 1080 while crossing the rails, he was fatally injured.

2018-11-13

Compensation

KwaZulu Natal

1

An unknown African male, ±32 years old, who was on the running line was struck by Metro train no 0219 in the section between Compensation and Frasers stations, close to mast pole no: 130/315. He was fatally injured.

2018-11-12

Mutual

Western Cape

1

Mr Ndomeso Songetye was electrocuted while travelling on the roof of metro train no. 9925 and fell on the platform. He sustained fatal injuries and the deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-11-14

Langa - Mutual

Western Cape

1

The body of Mr Itumeng Sherman was found in the section. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-11-15

Kraaifontein - Muldersvlei

Western Cape

1

A male person was struck by metro train no. 0890 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-11-16

Brackenfell - Eikenfontein

Western Cape

1

The body of a male person was found in the section. No further information available.

2018-11-05

Ravensklip-Knights

Gauteng

1

M.Khalumashu, was hit by metro train, while crossing the rails and was fatally injured.

2018-11-15

Westrand-Krugersdorp

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was found dead lying next to the rails.

2018-11-17

Millsite

Gauteng

1

F.Mbombi fell from moving metro train and fell on the rails, he was fatally injured.

2018-11-22

Kuils River - Blackheath

Western Cape

1

Ms Shedlene Cloete was struck by TFR Goods Train no. 5261 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-11-22

Mount Ruth - Egerton

Eastern Cape

1

A 12 year old African boy was struck by metro 0014 between Mount Ruth and Egerton next to mass pole 22/17 and 22/18. The deceased was taken to NU1 Mortuary at Mdantsane.

2018-11-29

Merafe - Naledi

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 9934 while standing on the rail and ignoring the train hooter.

2018-11-21

Kempton Park

Gauteng

1

N.Mabaso fell while staff riding on metro train 1569 and fell on the rails, he was fatally injured.

2018-11-21

Kuils River - Blackheath

Western Cape

1

Ms Shedlene Cloete was struck by TFR Goods Train no. 5261 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

  1. Total number of Fatalities December 2018 = 22

2018-12-03

Kempton Park

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by metro train 8752 while crossing the railway line and ignoring the train hooter.

2018-12-03

Kraaifontein

Western Cape

1

Mr Marshal Matthews was struck by metro train no. 3506 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-12-05

Kenville

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro Train 9278 struck an African male Sbonelo Luthuli (30 yrs) on the running line when he jumped in front of the train between mast pole 170/13 and 170/18.

2018-12-06

Bellville

Western Cape

1

A male person threw himself in front of metro train no. 3518 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased person was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2018-12-09

Wolseley

Western Cape

1

A male person was struck by metro train no. 3506 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Wolseley Morgue.

2018-12-10

Anglers - Midannedale

Gauteng

1

J.Mathe jumped out of a moving metro train 9013 and fell onto the rails and sustained fatal injuries.

2018-12-10

Du Toit - Koelenhof

Western Cape

1

Mr Xolani Mboleni (14 years old) jumped in front of metro train no. 3414. He sustained fatal injuries and was taken to Paarl Morgue.

2018-12-11

Maitland

Western Cape

1

The body of a male person was found in the section. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-12-14

Kwa Mashu

KwaZulu Natal

1

Nkosinathi Ndlovu, 34 years old, was struck by Metro train 9484 on the running line at the Mastpole VB 2/643 and VB 2/693. MC/50064 and was fatally injured.

2018-12-16

Tongaat

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro train 0294 struck an African female Philangani Gumede (24 yrs.) who was on the running line and was fatally injured.

2018-12-16

Durban Yard

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro Train 0294 struck an unknown person who was on the line and was fatally injured.

2018-12-16

Barracks

Gauteng

1

A male person boarded on the top of a stationary goods train no 18330 where he was electrocuted by overhead wires and was fatally injured.

2018-12-17

Arnoldton - Mtsotso

Eastern Cape

1

Area Security Commander Temba Mbenyana informed JOC that metro 0041 fatally struck an unknown male tresspassing in the operating tunnel outstide Arnoldton and Mtsotso station at mast poles 32/03 and 32/04. Protection Services and Railways SAPS informed. Train driver Donald Davoran, Train Assistant Lubabalo Katana and Metro Guard Phumeza Kanti send for trauma counselling the following day. Protection Services and Railways SAPS informed. Body taken to Mdantsane mortuary.

2018-12-20

Kwesine - Pilot

Gauteng

1

N.Ngqbese was fatally struck by moving metro train 7620.

2018-12-20

Nyanga - Philippi

Western Cape

1

The body of Mr Andrew Plaatjies was placed on the tracks with fatal stab wound. Metro train no. 9902 drove over the body after seeing it too late to stop in time.

2018-12-23

Tooranga

Gauteng

1

S.Mntanbo’s dead body was found on the rails .

2018-12-23

Kraaifontein

Western Cape

1

A male person was struck by metro train no. 3504 when he jumped in front of the moving train. He sustained fatal injuries and the body was taken to Tyberberg Morgue.

2018-12-24

Egerton - Fort Jackson

Eastern Cape

1

On Monday 24 December 2018 at 07:49 SSC Mkhonkqo informed JOC that metro 0002 locomotive 35/260, struck a 33-year-old male, later identified as Mr V Myamfilo between Egerton and Fort Jackson stations at mast poles 19/16 and 19/26. All relevant role players informed. It alleged the victim was standing on the railway line and ignored the hooter of the locomotive and was fatally struck. Train driver Dickson Ntanjana, Train Assistant Billy Ziwele and Metro Guard Nolitha Dyeshana send for trauma counselling. Body taken to NU1 Mdantsane mortuary

2018-12-24

Marianhill

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro train 1048 struck an unknown male who was on the running line and was fatally injured.

2018-12-25

Ysyerplaat - Paarden Eiland

Western Cape

1

The body of a male person was found with no visible injuries next to the railway line. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-12-26

Nyanga - Philippi

Western Cape

1

Mr Mzwandile Somdyala was struck by metro train no. 9525. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2018-12-30

Westonaria - Suurbekom

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by moving metro train 0414.

  1. Total number of Fatalities January 2019 = 30

2019-01-01

Rossburgh

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro Train driver of 1065 struck William Steenkamp, aged 81 years, who was walking on the running line and was fatally injured.

2019-01-05

Northmead

Gauteng

3

T.Chipent who was carring J.Mokoena on her back and holding J.Moveswa’s hand was fataly struck by moving metro train 8807 while standing on the railway line and ignoring the train hooter.

2019-01-06

Tembisa-Limindlela

Gauteng

1

P.Selelo was fatally struck by moving metro train 1511 when he just lied on the rails and ignoring the train hooter.

2019-01-08

Mountain view

Gauteng

3

Rear end collision occurred between metro train 0810 and metro train 1818 resulted in 817 injuries and 3 passenger fatalities.

2019-01-09

Luipaardsvlei-Lanwen

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by unknown metro train.

2019-01-11

New-Canda-Longdale

Gauteng

1

D Lewis jumped in front of oncoming metro train 9478 and as a result was struck and sustained fatal injuries.

2019-01-12

Kwaggastroom-Houtheuwel

Gauteng

1

Unknown male was fatally struck by moving metro train.

2019-01-09

Philippi - Lentegeur

Western Cape

1

The body of Mr Shafiek Salie was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in the section. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-12

Diep River

Western Cape

1

A female passenger was struck by metro train no. 0165 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-14

Woodstock

Western Cape

1

A male person was struck by metro train no. 0198 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased person was taken Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-14

Karserne - West

Gauteng

1

R Neluheni was fatally struck by moving metro train 9022.

2019-01-17

Residensia

Gauteng

1

L Tshabalala was fatally struck by metro train 9036 while lying on the rails and ignoring the train hooter.

2019-01-21

Angus - Randwater

Gauteng

1

K Sephondo (child) was put on the rails by his father when moving goods train approached and the child was fatally struck by the train.

2019-01-22

Elsburg

Gauteng

1

Kgasimang was fatally struck by metro train 7636 while crossing the railway line wearing headphones and ignoring the train hooter.

2019-01-23

Elandsfontein

Gauteng

1

Unknown boy (15 years) was train surfing on top of moving metro train 1574 when the overhead wire fatally shocks him and landed on the roof of the train.

2019-01-24

Groutville

KwaZulu Natal

1

Metro Train 0229 Set N8 struck a 59-year-old, J Ngema, who was on the running line at the level crossing and sustained fatal injuries.

2019-01-22

Nyanga - Philippi

Western Cape

3

The burnt bodies of three male persons were found in the section. The bodies of the deceased,were taken to Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-23

Philippi

Western Cape

1

A male person was travelling on the roof of metro train no. 9902 and was electrocuted. He sustained fatal injuries and was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-26

Naledi-Merafe

Gauteng

1

A Maluleke was electrocuted when he was train-surfing on moving metro train 9317 and fell onto the rails, he was declared dead.

2019-01-28

Duffs Road

KwaZulu Natal

1

Unknown African male was struck by Metro Train 0213 in the section between Duffs Road and Phoenix next to Kilometer point 161/369 and 161/312 as a result he was fatally injured.

2019-01-29

Woltemade - Maitland

Western Cape

1

A 13-year-old school boy was struck by metro train no. 3514 and sustained fatal injuries. The deceased boy was taken to Salt River Morgue.

2019-01-29

Limindlela - Leralla

Gauteng

1

T Sithole was fatally struck by moving metro train 1569 while walking on the rails and ignoring the train hooter wearing his earphones.

2019-01-30

Tygerberg

Western Cape

1

The body of a male person was found lying between the tracks. The deceased was taken to Tygerberg Morgue.

2019-01-31

Tembisa - Limindlela

Gauteng

1

L Ndlovu was fatally struck by moving metro train 1502, while crossing the rails.

(d) Steps taken to reduce the occurrences of death are:

  1. Ongoing Safety Awareness Campaigns are conducted in all the regions.
  2. The Roll Out and Implementation of the Fencing Project to curb illegal access to the operational tunnel.
  3. Elimination of high risk level crossings.
  4. Deployment of Security Personnel, Safety Patrollers and Level Crossing attendants.
  5. Roll out of new train sets equipped with technology that does not permit a train to move with open doors.

(e) PRASA is liable for the Mountainview train collision in January 2019. Eight family members of the deceased from that collision have been identified. PRASA is currently working on determining the adequate quantum of support for the eight dependents from the two families that were affected by that collision.

(f) The costs from the Mountainview collision are still being determined.

21 February 2019 - NW139

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The expenditure incurred by the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their spouses in relation to the travel privileges contained in the Ministerial Handbook is as follows:

UNIT

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

MINISTER

2 138 218.88

729 629.20

440 533.08

372 689.32

706 540.29

1 400 826.41

DM

877 493.70

609 614.22

747 054.59

803 611.07

2 861 619.29

0.00

TOTAL

3 015 712.58

1 339 243.42

1 187 587.67

1 176 300.39

3 568 159.58

1 400 826.41

             
             

UNIT

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

MINISTER

1 977 244.49

726 936.05

440 533.08

372 689.32

706 540.29

1 176 109.62

SPOUSE

160 974.39

2 693.15

0.00

0.00

0.00

224 716.79

DM

359 238.73

520 610.20

607 131.48

640 361.46

2 506 030.87

0.00

DM SPOUSE

518 254.97

89 004.02

139 923.11

163 249.61

355 588.42

0.00

TOTAL

3 015 712.58

1 339 243.42

1 187 587.67

1 176 300.39

3 568 159.58

1 400 826.41

21 February 2019 - NW275

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What number of (a) tender briefings was held in 2018 by (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

DAFF

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had 34 compulsory tender briefings in 2018.

ARC

The ARC had 9 compulsory tender briefings in 2018.

PPECB

The PPECB had 1 compulsory tender briefing in 2018.

OBP

The number of Tenders for 2018 were (5) five and the compulsory briefing session attended were (4) four.

NAMC

No tender briefing was held by NAMC.

MLRF

The number of Tenders for 2018 were (2) two, one compulsory briefing session and one non-compulsory.

21 February 2019 - NW76

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

What is the current backlog of (a) administration, (b) reconciliations and (c) payments related to the 2018 academic year that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has to deal with before commencing with the 2019 academic year?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has provided the following information in response to the question.

The global picture for unresolved applications from 2017 and 2018 as at 14 February 2019 is
83 186. Of these, 19 113 relate to unsigned loan/bursary agreements. Without signed contracts, the NSFAS Act prevents payments to be made to the applicant or to the educational institution at which they are registered. The details of the students with unsigned contracts are sent regularly to their host institution for them to ensure that the contracts are signed. Once signed, fees and allowances can be paid immediately.

There are a further 64 073 outstanding cases where there are internal system issues that prevent final resolution. Of these, 54 807 (10 333 from 2017 and 44 474 from 2018) relate to changes in fees or allowances that, for a number of reasons, are rejected by the processing algorithm. The causes of these rejections have now been identified, and the algorithm is currently being updated to resolve the blockage. NSFAS has an internal target to complete this work by 22 February 2019. It is important to note that all these cases refer to students who have received allowances and fee payments based on the original figures submitted by the registering institution. The problems relate to subsequent changes due to a course or personal circumstance changes.

The remaining 9 266 cases relate to internal procedure issues that prevented individual student accounts to be generated. These issues have been identified and are being fixed. These will all be resolved by 22 February 2019.

21 February 2019 - NW2

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

(1) Whether the Government is concerned about the increasing wheat consumption linked to population growth and increasing urbanisation, as local production is continuing to decrease while imports increase annually; (2) does the Government intend to implement any measures to assist technically with the production of wheat to improve the profit margins and outputs to make wheat a viable crop to farm; if not; how does he intend reversing this situation in which the country will have to import at least 1,8 million tons this year to meet the local demand; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2E

Reply:

1. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries is concerned about local wheat production since wheat is the second most important grain crop produced in South Africa (after maize). Local production averages 2.3 million tons which is far below the levels of consumption which is provided for through importation of approximately 1.7 million tons per annum.

2. Wheat farming in South Africa is confronted by high production cost, fluctuating commodity prices, climate change, outbreaks of pests and diseases and many other challenges. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries supports wheat producers with technical advice which includes cultivar choice, production site selection, soil preparation, cultivation practices, pest and disease control measures, harvesting, as well as postharvest practices. The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is also conducting breeding programmes for wheat. These programmes are aimed at developing appropriate and high yielding cultivars. There is also more focus placed on developing cultivars that are drought tolerant as well as those that are pest and disease resistant.

Private and public sector stakeholders are also working with government to increase productivity and competitiveness of the wheat industry. One such initiative is the Wheat Breeding Platform which aims to serve as a pre-breeding facility which develop suitable varieties at a rapid pace which are then available to industry for further targeted breeding.

In addition, a statutory levy was introduced to provide research and technology development funding for open pollinated cultivars. This will also encourage seed growers to make the latest breeding material available to South African farmers.

21 February 2019 - NW97

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 641 on 22 March 2018, what was the total number of (a) SA Police Service and (b) private security company members who were employed to secure Metrorail operations (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 in each province?

Reply:

a) Although PRASA does have the numbers of members that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has availed for PRASA Operations, PRASA is not permitted to share this SAPS information. Therefore, the question must be directed to SAPS.

b) 

 

(i)

(ii)

Region

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Gauteng

2,117

1,687

1,687

1,687

1,324

1,324

Western Cape

654

799

799

799

799

799

Kwazulu Natal

186

183

56

140

140

140

Eastern Cape

98

98

98

98

98

98

MLPS

346

321

323

315

315

315

Total

3,401

3,088

2,963

3,039

2,676

2,676

21 February 2019 - NW110

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the current status of Alexkor’s Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture (PSJV); (2) What (a) is the total cost of the PSJV and (b) amount of the costs were contributed by the Government; (3) Whether Alexkor withdrew any funds from the PSJV; if so, (a) what amount was withdrawn, (b) on what date were the funds withdrawn and (c) why were the funds withdrawn?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor

(1) The PSJV agreement is still operational and adhered to within the law.

(2) (a) On average the PSJV’s operational costs are R152m per annum;

(b) The Initial Capital Contribution of R200m as a loan and a short-term loan of R4.8m was provided to the PSJV. The loans were provided in terms of the Deed of Settlement.

(3) Alexkor has not withdrawn any funds from the PSJV;

(a) The only amounts paid by the PSJV to Alexkor was R11m in 2017/18 financial year as repayment of a portion of the Initial Capital Contribution loan and R4.6m in 2017 as profit share contribution.

20 February 2019 - NW38

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) is employed at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; if so, (2) whether she has been informed that on Thursday, 22 November 2018, the specified person sent racist emails in which the specified person referred to persons as corrupt monkeys; if not, will she institute an investigation into the emails; if so, what action has she taken in this regard

Reply:

I am aware that this matter is being handled by the CCMA Governing Body through its internal governance structures. For that reason, the matter is still very much being handled within the internal CCMA Governing Body processes and as such it would be premature for me to interfere in anyway as that will be considered as acting ultra-vires on my part.

20 February 2019 - NW147

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism has not incurred any expenditure relating to any travel privileges of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses (b) (i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses (c) Ministers widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018.

All expenditure relating to any travel privileges of former cabinet members is administrated by the Secretary to Parliament, according to the Ministerial Handbook, Chapter 10, on page 31 as approved by Cabinet on 7 February 2007.

20 February 2019 - NW90

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What number of persons with citizenship of any of the other Southern African Development Community member states received South African citizenship between (a) 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 and (b) 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018?

Reply:

a) Number of persons with citizenship from SADC between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2017:

SADC COUNTRIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF NATURALISED CITIZENS PER COUNTRY

ANGOLA

1

BOTSWANA

0

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

46

ESWATINI

16

LESOTHO

53

MADAGASCAR

0

MALAWI

16

MAURITIUS

0

MOZAMBIQUE

141

NAMIBIA

0

SEYCHELLES

0

TANZANIA

0

ZAMBIA

5

ZIMBABWE

142

b) Number of persons with citizenship from SADC between 01 January 2018 and 31 December 2018:

SADC COUNTRIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF NATURALISED CITIZENS PER COUNTRY

ANGOLA

5

BOTSWANA

6

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

89

ESWATINI

12

LESOTHO

89

MADAGASCAR

0

MALAWI

18

MAURITIUS

5

MOZAMBIQUE

160

NAMIBIA

1

SEYCHELLES

0

TANZANIA

3

ZAMBIA

14

ZIMBABWE

141

20 February 2019 - NW5

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 19 for oral reply on 6 November 2018 and his further clarification to his reply through his letter of 14 November 2018, Bosasa’s donation of R500 000 was returned; if not, why not; if so, (a) to whom in Bosasa and (b) what proof was he furnished with of such return?

Reply:

a) As I indicated in my statement to the Public Protector of 1 February 2019, I have been informed by the former ‘CR17’ campaign managers that, following an unsuccessful attempt to meet Mr Gavin Watson in order to arrange for the return of the donation, an amount of R500,000 has been transferred into an attorney’s trust account.

The funds will remain there until such time as these matters surrounding African Global Operations are clarified following various concerning disclosures before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Thereafter, a decision will be made as to whether these monies should be returned to the account from where they came, passed on to appropriate government authorities or donated to a charity.

b) The former ‘CR17’ campaign managers have shown me proof of payment.

20 February 2019 - NW40

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What (i) is the name of each of the top 20 companies in the private sector that employed the highest number of employees in the past five financial years and (ii) is the total number of employees that each specified company employed and (b) in which sector does each specified company conduct business?

Reply:

The information requested is listed below.

UIFREFERENCENUMBER

TRADENAME

INDUSTRYSECTOR

NO_OF_EMPLOYEES_IN_MAR2018

0020844/7

SHOPRITE CHECKERS PTY LTD

Trade

122 074.00

2091635/1

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

Personal Services

110 248.00

2265129/0

SERITI INSTITUTE NPC

Charitable

61 556.00

2215705/8

TRANSNET SOC LTD

Air

60 583.00

2326055/1

ADCORP BLU A DIVISION OF ADCORP

Personal Services

56 562.00

2124077/5

DEPARTMENT OF ROADS & PUBLIC WORKS

Trade

44 713.00

0235119/0

FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES

Air

42 587.00

0037031/7

EDCON PTY LTD

Trade

35 723.00

0635856/4

BIDVEST SERVICES PTY LTD

Personal Services

35 028.00

0186320/5

PICK N PAY RETAILERS PTY LTD

Trade

34 647.00

0008614/2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SA

Banking

33 941.00

0113724/8

THE STANDARD BANK OF SA LTD

Banking

32 858.00

0045095/4

ABSA BANK LTD

Banking

31 065.00

0144060/0

WOOLWORTHS PTY LTD HEAD OFFICE 062

Trade

30 896.00

2165028/9

WORKFORCE MANUFACTURING

Personal Services

30 150.00

0128181/5

SASOL

Rubber

28 900.00

0088745/2

NEDBANK LTD

Banking

28 034.00

       

UIFREFERENCENUMBER

TRADENAME

INDUSTRYSECTOR

NO_OF_EMPLOYEES_IN_MAR2017

0020844/7

SHOPRITE CHECKERS PTY LTD

Trade

118 604.00

2091635/1

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

Personal Services

106 322.00

2215705/8

TRANSNET SOC LTD

Air

63 099.00

2265129/0

SERITI INSTITUTE NPC

Charitable

53 677.00

2326055/1

ADCORP BLU A DIVISION OF ADCORP

Personal Services

51 196.00

0235119/0

FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES

Air

40 041.00

0037031/7

EDCON PTY LTD

Trade

39 413.00

0186320/5

PICK N PAY RETAILERS PTY LTD

Trade

38 879.00

0635856/4

BIDVEST SERVICES PTY LTD

Personal Services

36 711.00

0008614/2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SA

Banking

34 270.00

0113724/8

THE STANDARD BANK OF SA LTD

Banking

33 095.00

0096170/9

CITY OF TSHWANE

Local Authorities

30 494.00

0045095/4

ABSA BANK LTD

Banking

30 289.00

0088745/2

NEDBANK LTD

Banking

29 905.00

0144060/0

WOOLWORTHS PTY LTD HEAD OFFICE 062

Trade

29 849.00

0128181/5

SASOL

Rubber

28 077.00

0356421/6

IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES

Mining

28 001.00

0499151/8

SERVEST PTY LTD

Trade

27 565.00

UIFREFERENCENUMBER

TRADENAME

INDUSTRYSECTOR

NO_OF_EMPLOYEES_IN_MAR2016

0020844/7

SHOPRITE CHECKERS PTY LTD

Trade

114 086.00

0235119/0

FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES

Air

40 111.00

0008614/2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SA

Banking

34 842.00

0113724/8

THE STANDARD BANK OF SA LTD

Banking

34 243.00

0045095/4

ABSA BANK LTD

Banking

30 901.00

0098671/2

PICK N PAY RETAILERS PTY LTD

Trade

30 837.00

0104902/3

CAPABILITY CLEANING A DIV OF ADCORP FULF

Personal Services

30 181.00

0635856/4

BIDVEST SERVICES PTY LTD

Personal Services

29 858.00

0144060/0

WOOLWORTHS PTY LTD HEAD OFFICE 062

Trade

29 230.00

0088745/2

NEDBANK LTD

Banking

29 108.00

2165028/9

WORKFORCE MANUFACTURING

Personal Services

28 302.00

0356421/6

IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES

Mining

27 006.00

1602797/6

EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Professional Services

26 614.00

0128181/5

SASOL

Rubber

25 800.00

0044552/7

SMOLLAN SALES & MARKETING PTY LTD

Personal Services

24 601.00

0037031/7

EDCON PTY LTD

Trade

24 486.00

UIFREFERENCENUMBER

TRADENAME

INDUSTRYSECTOR

NO_OF_EMPLOYEES_IN_MAR2015

0020844/7

SHOPRITE CHECKERS PTY LTD

Trade

112 148.00

2265129/0

SERITI INSTITUTE NPC

Charitable

40 600.00

0235119/0

FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES

Air

39 744.00

0008614/2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SA

Banking

34 317.00

0104902/3

CAPABILITY CLEANING A DIV OF ADCORP FULF

Personal Services

34 219.00

0045095/4

ABSA BANK LTD

Banking

31 382.00

0253506/0

CAPITAL OUTSOURCING GROUP PTY LTD

Personal Services

28 818.00

0128181/5

SASOL

Rubber

28 751.00

0088745/2

NEDBANK LTD

Banking

28 570.00

0098671/2

PICK N PAY RETAILERS PTY LTD

Trade

28 306.00

0356421/6

IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES

Mining

27 960.00

0098452/7

BIDVEST SERVICES PTY LTD

Professional Services

27 645.00

0144060/0

WOOLWORTHS PTY LTD HEAD OFFICE 062

Trade

27 558.00

0113724/8

THE STANDARD BANK OF SA LTD

Banking

27 375.00

2118405/1

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

Personal Services

26 022.00

1602797/6

EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Professional Services

25 142.00

UIFREFERENCENUMBER

TRADENAME

INDUSTRYSECTOR

NO_OF_EMPLOYEES_IN_MAR2014

0020844/7

SHOPRITE CHECKERS PTY LTD

Trade

100 910.00

2092672/9

LIMA RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - CWP

Charitable

73 873.00

2110353/1

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

Personal Services

64 690.00

2118405/1

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

Personal Services

62 116.00

0104902/3

CAPABILITY CLEANING A DIV OF ADCORP FULF

Personal Services

47 145.00

0098452/7

BIDVEST SERVICES PTY LTD

Professional Services

42 675.00

0235119/0

FIDELITY SECURITY SERVICES

Air

38 071.00

0113636/2

TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL HEAD OFFICE

Air

36 780.00

0045095/4

ABSA BANK LTD

Banking

32 909.00

0008614/2

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SA

Banking

31 540.00

0128181/5

SASOL

Rubber

30 611.00

0356421/6

IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES

Mining

28 054.00

0098671/2

PICK N PAY RETAILERS PTY LTD

Trade

27 929.00

0088745/2

NEDBANK LTD

Banking

27 606.00

0113724/8

THE STANDARD BANK OF SA LTD

Banking

26 643.00

0144060/0

WOOLWORTHS PTY LTD HEAD OFFICE 062

Trade

26 051.00

0032771/9

TELKOM SA

Trade

24 006.00

20 February 2019 - NW4

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the President of the Republic

Whether the donors of his political campaign to become president of his political organisation are holders of government contracts; if so, in each case, (a) what are their names and (b) which government contracts do they hold?

Reply:

As I indicated in my statement to the Public Protector of 1 February 2019, a deliberate decision was taken by myself and those leading the ‘CR17’ campaign that, apart from attending dinners with potential funders, I would not be involved in fundraising, nor would I be provided with the identity of donors or the amounts pledged, as I did not want to feel under obligation to them in any shape or form at any time in the future.

As a consequence:

a) I do not have the names of the donors.

b) I do not know if they hold government contracts.

20 February 2019 - NW46

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What was the total fishing quota given to I&J in 2017?

Reply:

a) In 2017, the fishing quotas for the Company were 36312.418 tons of Hake in the Hake Deep-sea Trawl sector, 1588.703 tons of Hake in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector, 32.502 tons of Agulhas Sole in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector, 1218.24 tons of Horse Mackerel in the Horse Mackerel sector and 77.05 tons in the Patagonian Tooth fish sector

20 February 2019 - NW141

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018? NW146E

Reply:

a) (i) None.

(ii) Falls away.

b) (i) None.

(ii) Falls away

c) Falls away.

d) (i),(ii) Falls away.

20 February 2019 - NW105

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) is the standard processing time for South Africans applying for (i) passports, (ii) identity documents and (iii) any other document issued by his department at foreign missions and (b) are the reasons for these processing times?

Reply:

a) (i) The standard processing time for South Africans applying for passports at foreign missions is six (6) months on fully completed application submission at the Mission or Embassy. Furthermore, on receipt of application at Passports Section: Head Office, it takes twenty four (24) working days to process a manual application for a passport and,

The reason for the time lines from the Missions and Embassies can be clarified by DIRCO in relation to Diplomatic Bags. However, the twenty four days on manual applications processing is due to the processes involved which includes amongst others, determination of citizenship status, capturing of application, positive identification verification and other passport processes.

(ii) The turnaround time for an ID is fifty four working days for first issues of identity documents and forty seven working days for re-issues of identity documents.

(b) The processing times for identity documents are influenced by the manual nature of the issuing process and in the case of first issues of identity documents, the turnaround time is also dependent on the submission of the prescribed supporting documents by the applicant.

(iii). The standard processing time for South Africans applying for a Births, Marriages, Deaths Certificates, amendment of personal details and application for the registration of births by South African Citizens in foreign missions is 8 weeks at Head Office however, the entire process from the time the application is lodged at the Foreign Missions is (6) Six months.

(b) The reasons for these processing times are based on the study conducted to map out how documents gets completed and processed from office of application to head office, as well as what it takes to process such applications at head office to finalise the cases.

20 February 2019 - NW238

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What has he found to have been the impact of loadshedding on economic production in the period 1 January 2018 to 12 February 2019?

Reply:

It is impossible to estimate with a significant degree of accuracy, what the impact of loadshedding has been until the production data for the period is released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA).

Nevertheless, loadshedding is likely to have had a significant impact on Manufacturing and Mining production. There are a number of ways in which this happens.

They include plant shutdowns where production is substantially delayed. In some cases, this production can be recovered when power is restored, by the factory running an additional shift or working overtime, although this has a direct impact on the cost of production.

In sectors such as Food-processing, an entire batch of production may need to be discarded if there is an electricity interruption which prevents an important step in the production process from being concluded.

Under these circumstances, the loss to the firm and the economy can be calculated as the value of the inputs which have to be discarded, or, the potential market value of production and associated taxes which would have accrued to the company and government respectively had the production process been successfully concluded.

It is due to the likely significant impact on economic production, that the President of the Republic has assigned a high-level Cabinet team to oversee and advise on how best to strengthen Eskom and reduce the likelihood and incidence of loadshedding.

20 February 2019 - NW57

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) is employed at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; if so, (2) whether she has been informed that on Thursday, 22 November 2018, the specified person sent racist emails in which the specified person referred to persons as corrupt monkeys; if not, will she institute an investigation into the emails; if so, what action has she taken in this regard

Reply:

I am aware that this matter is being handled by the CCMA Governing Body through its internal governance structures. For that reason, the matter is still very much being handled within the internal CCMA Governing Body processes and as such it would be premature for me to interfere in anyway as that will be considered as acting ultra-vires on my part.