Questions and Replies

05 July 2019 - NW185

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What (i) preventative maintenance and (ii) routine maintenance is being conducted on electrical substations within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni by the City and Eskom, (b) when last was each substation maintained by the City, (c) what is the frequency of the City’s maintenance actions and (d) what records or proof of such actions are being kept by the City?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW131

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the attached firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished) where 382 firearms were reported missing or stolen, (a) what is the value of the missing and/or stolen firearms, (b) what are the names of the EMPD officers in whose possession the 382 firearms were reported missing or stolen; (2) whether all missing or stolen firearms were reported to the SA Police Service and cases opened; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number of (a) the 382 firearms were used in criminal cases and (b) persons lost their lives in each case; (4) why is the report silent on the amount of ammunition that has gone missing or has been stolen?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW186

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What was the (a) approved and (b) actual spend for the maintenance budget of each region within the City of Ekurhuleni for the electrical network (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (ii) for the 2018-19 financial years and (b) detailed spending including on orders placed, signed delivery notes and/or completion of work certificates and proof of payment; (2) whether any of the specified regional maintenance budgets were reduced for any of the regions over any of the three specified financial years; if so, (a) which regions were affected, (b) in which financial years and (c) what were the budgets reduced to?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW74

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What are the (a) names and (b) location of each school that has not received their textbook allocation for the 2019 school year?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is responsible for the development of the National Catalogues of Textbooks. Provincial Departments of Education (PEDs) are responsible for the budget allocation for the procurement of textbooks for schools. The information on the schools must be sourced from the respective Provincial Departments of Education.

05 July 2019 - NW5

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

(a) What are the relevant details of the development structures that have been put in place by his department for schools and clubs and (b) what systems of scouting to spot talent were put in place in the various phases of these developmental phases since 27 April 1994? NW952E

Reply:

a) (i) Club development (CD)

In 2004, SRSA launched the Mass Participation Programme to address grassroot sport development.

In 2006, Club Development project was launched. The project is now a programme. It is aimed at establishing a clear and seamless pathway for athletes through which they can progress from the entry level of the continuum to the highest echelons of participation.

Education and Training

Excellence

Performance

Participation

Foundation

Introduction

The major intent of establishing the Club Development (CD) is to facilitate access to sport and recreation for South Africans and to ensure that those with talent and the will to exploit that talent, are channelled into the mainstream of competitive sport.

Through this CD, SRSA is playing an important role/part in the development pathway of talented athletes by providing for the empowerment of their support staff (coaches, technical officials, administrators and managers) from as low a level as the ward and ensure, together with the other role players, the sustainability of the programme.

The focus of CD will be on athletes at the local level and their support staff. The outcomes of the project would be to eventually benefit the provincial and national federations. The SRSA is envisaging to keep the clubs and or association for a three year cycle with the hope that by that time they will be sustainable.

The lack of financial resources has been a major cause of the inability of many sports people to join the mainstream by affiliating to sports clubs. SRSA has decided to provide assistance through this project that will enhance club formation, training of the relevant support staff, provide sport equipment and the basic attire for competitions to take place.

Strategic objectives

The following were identified as the strategic objectives by SRSA:

  • Increase the levels of participation of South Africans in sport and recreation
  • Develop the human resource potential for the management of sport and recreation in South Africa
  • Ensure that sport and recreation bodies achieve their transformation objectives
  • Motivate the communities to develop active lifestyles
  • Ensure that those athletes with talent are channeled into the competitive areas of sport
  • Contribute, from a sport perspective, to integrated planning and implementation of programmes by the three spheres of government
  • Advocate, as a starting point, that high capacity municipal municipalities should participate and fund the initiative within their areas of jurisdiction

Strategic intent

To ensure smooth passage of athletes from one level of the development continuum to the next by encouraging participation through league systems.

Focus groups

Athletes

Coaches

Technical officials

Administrators

Partners and stakeholders

Provincial departments of Sport and Recreation

Local Authorities

National Federations

Provincial Federations

Local and Provincial Sports Councils-CONFED

Private sector

Responsibilities: -

7.1 Sport and Recreation SA

 Coordinate partnerships with other tiers and Departments of government

 Provide funding for the project

 Develop systems for the delivery of the project

 Develop monitoring and evaluation systems for the project

 Establish and maintain partnerships

 Conduct all processes as far as procurement is concerned

 Establish and maintain partnerships

7.2 Provincial Departments of Sport

 Coordinate, in conjunction with the provincial sport federations and local sports

councils the identification of sport to be dealt with in that province

 Identify 02 to 06 municipal districts that will be involved in the project

 Establish and maintain partnerships

 Establish and maintain partnerships

 Assist in identifying and provide venues for the different activities to take place

 Provide SRSA with all the necessary information about the programme

7.3 Local Authorities

 Assist in identifying and provide venues that will be used for the project

 Assist the sport codes in developing programmes/time table for the usage of the facilities

 Provide the necessary information for the programme

7.4 Sport federations

 Identify people in their provinces who can perform the following training needs:

 the training of coaches, technical officials, managers, etc.

 Monitor growth of HR development in the programme

 Provide the participation opportunities for all involved in the project

1. The Club Pilot System

Introduction

Recognising the above, SRSA through the Club System seeks to create an integrated and sustainable mechanism for the development of clubs on the basis of common and generally acceptable minimum standards

The Club Pilot System seeks to create an integrated and sustainable mechanism

Issues to being addressed

  • Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) through the Sub-Unit Club Development has over the years supported clubs by providing capacity building, equipment and playing attire. The support was intended to assist with the establishment of new clubs and development of the existing ones.
  • It was discovered that the clubs are not sustainable and that made it difficult for the Department to be able to have a clear picture of what clubs exist, and where.
  • This was caused by the fact that the support was spread too thin among the provinces and sporting codes with minimal monitoring on their progress and sustainability. Also, the enthusiasm to move to other clubs and or areas before ensuring that the supported clubs can be able to stand on their own contributed.
  • The model utilized over the years was not based on a common system with all standardized minimum requirements to ensure that the clubs graduate towards being self-sustainable.
  • Recognising the shortfalls of the past the Department reviewed its plan by introducing the Club Pilot System that will help the country to have a common club system with standardized protocols for clubs.

Stakeholders 

  • Sport and Recreation South Africa
  • Provincial Department responsible for Sport and Recreation as the lead institution,
  • Academy of Sport
  • District Municipality
  • Local Municipalities
  • Provincial Sport Confederation/Council
  • District Sport Council
  • Local Sport Councils
  • Provincial and District Federations
  • Local Association where applicable

Resources set aside to improve the programme in KZN and Limpopo:

2015-16 = R10.5m

2016-17 = R15.4m

2017-18 = R17.1m

2018-19 = R18.5m

2019-20 = R18.6m

Total = R80m

2. Rural Sport Development Programme

Introduction

The Programme was launched back in May 2016 in Mthatha with the objective of reviving sport and unearthing talent in rural areas with special focus on areas that are under the Traditional Authorities and farms.

Rural sport Development Programme focuses on four sporting codes which are: Football, Netball, Rugby and Athletics

Aim

Develop sport and unearth talent in all Provinces and Traditional Councils with primary focus placed on Farming communities under the guidance of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Outcomes

  • To ensure that rural farms/ communities are equally exposed to sport development and are granted the same resources as urban or semi urban communities.
  • To further ensure that resources are made available to all rural communities where they can be able to nature and develop sport.
  • To further widen the pool of sport development and broaden the search for sport talent. The Aim of the programme is to revive sport and unearth talent in the rural areas. Provinces and Traditional Councils/ Farming communities are therefore to be utilised as vehicle in achieving the desired outcome.

Stakeholders

  • Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Provincial House of Traditional Leaders
  • Five identified Traditional Councils
  • Provincial Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Provincial Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • District and Local Municipalities servicing the identified Traditional Councils
  • Provincial SALGA
  • Provincial and District Sport Confederations servicing the identified Traditional Councils or Farming Communities
  • Provincial Academy of Sport
  • Provincial Federations of Netball, Football, Rugby and Athletics

Conclusion

  • Through the Conditional Grant, SRSA has over the years allocated funds to provinces for sport development and talent identification. Of the 100% allocation, CD and RSDP get a bigger percentage.
  • Provinces organize provincial championships for Club Development and Rural Sport development Programme.
  • At the championships, talent is to identified by federations representative with requisite skills and knowledge.
  • Strategic Objective 10: To provide formal sports participation opportunities through integrated and sustainable club structure;

ii) School Sport

The department has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Basic Education. The agreement outlines clear lines of responsibilities between the two departments especially in relation to the establishment of structures. There are six levels of responsibilities which are as follows:

Level 1: Intra School Competition

Level 2: Inter School Competition

Level 3: Area/Cluster Competitions

Level 4: District Competitions

Level 5: Provincial Competitions

Level 6: National Competitions

In terms of the MoU, the Department of Basic Education is responsible for levels 1-3 and Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is responsible for levels 4-6. The department of Basic Education has not provided the data in relation to the structures established as per their responsibility in the MoU. As a result, the School Sport structures that have been established as per the responsibility of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture are as follows:

PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

DISTRICT

COMMENTS

 

Multicoded School Sport Structure (Joint Provincial Coordinating Committee)

Code Specific

Multicoded School Sport Structure (Joint Provincial Coordinating Committee)

Code Specific

 

Eastern Cape

0

14

8

14 Codes per district

At Provincial: Tennis and Cricket are a challenge.

Hockey structures not aligned to geopolitical districts (Still Eastern Province and Border)

Free State

1

12

1 Metro + 4 districts

12

The following codes work as franchises Rugby, Cricket, Tennis and Hockey. There is no single structure for those codes.

Gauteng

1

16

2 Districts and 3 Metros

16 Codes per district

They have also established Multi-coded structures at Regional level as follows:

4 Tshwane

3 Ekhurhuleni

5 Johannesburg

2 Sedibeng

1 West Rand

Limpopo

1

15

5

0

The Province has also established 4 Structures for IG at Province and District.

No code specific structures at district level. Provincial DoE and Sport Department will conduct workshops in July

Kwazulu-Natal

1

9

8

9

The province has challenges with establishment of some of the codes. Only Athletics, Aquatics, Chess, Netball, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Hockey, Gymnastics

structures are in place. Rugby and Cricket still work as franchises with no District structures.

Mpumalanga

1

13

4

13

The following codes are established in franchise system Rugby, Cricket and Hockey. So there is no proper alignment to the geopolitical boundaries of the province.

Northern Cape

1

13

5

12

The province has challenges of establishing Swimming, Softball, Tennis and Basketball including IG for School Sport. At a provincial level Basketball is still being established.

North West

1

16

3 out 4 Districts

16

Ngaka-Modiri Molema only has structures established at a local level and Not at District. There are Netball and Athletics structures.

Western Cape

1

16

1 Metro and 5 Districts

13

Rugby, Cricket and Athletics Structures are not aligned to geopolitical boundaries. However, they work with the province to organise all the districts.

TOTAL

8

94

5 Metros and 44 Districts

105

 

b. What systems of scouting to spot talent were put in place in the various phases of these developmental phases since 27 April 1994?

Since1994 there are two approaches that have been used in identifying athletes with potential for further development. These include Talent Scouting and Scientific Talent Identification.

Talent Scouting

Each Federation has guidelines and criteria they use to spot or scout the athletes with potential for further development. These vary based on the nature of the sport and whether it is a team sport or individual sport.

With individual sports the key assessment element is the performance results. With team sport there are number of variables that are considered depending on the sport.

Scientific Talent Identification

It is the responsibility of the Federations as the custodians of each sport identify talent. This is because the Federations have the requisite technical expertise required to identify and nurture talent. Once an athlete has been spotted, individual sport specific tests are conducted by Sport Scientists to determine and scientifically confirm the potential in order to invest or not to invest in that athlete's development.

Medical assessments are then conducted to determine the general medical status of the athlete. Basic Physiological Tests for junior athletes using the set tests batteries for each code conducted by Sport Scientists. The athletes are thereafter looked after by their respective federations.

 

05 July 2019 - NW41

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the total number of Judges who have (a) left and (b) entered the judicial system in the past five years with reference to each court they serve in or served in?

Reply:

The responses are presented on the below table:

Court

Number of Judges  who have left the Judicial system

Number of Judges who have entered the Judicial system

Constitutional Court

 

4

-

-

-

Supreme Court of Appeal

 

8

-

2

-

Northern Cape Division (Kimberley)

2

-

-

1

Eastern Cape Division  (Grahamstown)

1

-

1

2

Eastern Cape Local Division (Port Elizabeth)

2

-

-

1

Eastern Cape Local Division

(Bisho)

-

-

1

1

Eastern Cape Local Division

(Mthatha)

2

-

-

2

Western Cape Division

(Cape Town)

6

-

-

8

North West Division (Mahikeng)

 

1

1

-

1

Free State Division

(Bloemfontein)

3

-

1

9

Gauteng Division (Pretoria)

7

1

2

12

Gauteng Local Division

(Thohoyandou)

10

-

1

11

Limpopo Local Division

-

-

-

-

 

Limpopo Division

(Polokwane)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

4

 

Mpumalanga Division

(Nelspruit)

 

-

-

-

-

KwaZulu-Natal Division

(Pietermaritzburg)

2

-

-

4

KwaZulu- Natal Local Division

(Durban)

-

-

1

6

Labour Court

-

-

1

6

Total

48

2

10

65

 

a) The total number of Judges who have left the Judicial system in the last five years is 60.

b) The total number of Judges who entered the Judicial system in the last five years is 65.

05 July 2019 - NW4

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

What are the relevant details of the transformation targets that have been achieved in all sporting codes administered by his department since 27 April 1994? NW949E

Reply:

During the period 1994 to 2011 there were no transformation targets other than a loosely prescribed ‘quota’ of at least 50% ‘black’ (African, Coloured or Indian) representation for national representative entities without a measurement system and penalty.

In 2011 sport adopted a transformation Charter based on prescribed ‘targets’ in seven categories and recommended the establishment of a ministerial appointed independent transformation Commission in 2011 to monitor, report and make recommendations on the rate and extent of transformation on an annual basis.

This was followed by introducing a ‘Barometer’ process in 2015 in which federations set and projected forward their ‘own’ targets in relevant charter areas as described in a MoA with SRSA and SASCOC. Failure of a federation to achieve at least 50% of its ‘self-set targets could lead to the imposition of one or more prescribed penalties.

Since 2011 six voluminous transformation reports (a seventh is in progress) for sport have been published outlining a progressive individual and comparative profile of sport’s transformation status.

The following table reflect the transformation status of audited federations in terms of the two measurement systems – the Charter and Barometer scorecards in ranking order. As expected, the self-set (more conservative) barometer % target achievement is higher than the prescribed charter targets in most codes.

Federation

% Prescribed one-size-fits-all Charter Targets Achieved

% Self-set and forward projected Barometer Targets Achieved

Football

89

73

Table tennis

67

76

Volleyball

67

33

Cricket

61

59

Amateur boxing

61

10

Softball

56

35

Basketball

56

23

Netball

50

54

Athletics

50

31

Chess

44

27

Rugby

28

60

Baseball

22

50

Gymnastics

17

73

Tennis

17

65

Swimming

17

39

Hockey

11

37

Jukskei

6

39

Bowls

0

-

Rowing

0

-

Nine federations have achieved 50% or more of the pre-set Charter targets whereas eight have achieved 50% or more of their self-set Barometer targets. The latter performances will improve as federations become better skilled in setting and projecting forward targets.

Except for rowing, bowls, jukskei, swimming, tennis and to a lesser extent hockey (all faced with not insignificant sustainability challenges because of resource structures built on a declining predominantly White resource base), demographic transformation progress has been noteworthy over the past five years. In this regard cricket, rugby and netball have responded in exemplary fashion in the way transformation is in the process of being institutionalised in their respective organisations.

05 July 2019 - NW99

Senye, Ms L to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Has her department considered implementing a multi-department plan in order to introduce social workers into the school system in light of the alarming reports of violence and mental health issues suffered by both pupils and teachers in school as well as the high unemployment rate of social workers?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) works together with education stakeholders, social partners and the Departments of Social Development, Health and the South African Police Service to address the causes as well as the effects of violence prevalent in schools, as in society. In the implementation of the Integrated School Health Policy by the Departments of Basic Education, Health and Social Development, mental health screening is included in the school health service package. In addition, the Department has developed the draft DBE National Guidelines for Resourcing an Inclusive Education System, wherein social workers are included in the multi-disciplinary team at various levels of the education system.

In implementation, Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) establish partnerships with the Provincial Departments of Social Development (DSD) as well as universities and partners to provide social work services to schools. In addition, PEDs engage and place unemployed social workers as Learner Support Agents.

05 July 2019 - NW107

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she can provide a detailed progress report regarding the back-dated payment of salaries to izinduna; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW130

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished) where 357 firearms are unaccounted for, (a) what are the names of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers to whom each of the 357 unaccounted firearms were last assigned to, (b) what action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer and (c) how many of the specified firearms have been used in crimes; (2) what action has her department taken against the head of the armoury for the 357 cases of unaccounted firearms?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW70

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) number of schools in the country are without remedial teachers and (b) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each specified school?

Reply:

Currently, the system appoints Learning Support Educators (LSEs). LSEs are appointed at district level, not at school level. This is because the resourcing model in this respect locates support at district level to ensure support provisioning for all schools rather than a few schools.

05 July 2019 - NW129

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished), (a) how often is the City of Ekurhuleni supposed to conduct an audit of its armoury and make it public and (b) who conducted the current audit; (2) what (a)(i) are the (aa) names and (ii) is the (bb) rank of each Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer who did not report for the audit and (b) action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer; (3) with regard to each identified problem in the audit, (a) who has been held accountable in each case and (b) what action has been taken against each specified person in each case; (4) what steps has her department taken to implement each recommendation?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW58

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the “Mr BS Madlingozi (EFF): to ask minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

(a). What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property? NW1015E

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii)(aa). My Department owns 102 buildings.

a) (i) (bb) My Department has rents four buildings

b) (i) The value and purpose of the rented buildings are as follows:

Building name

Value of rented building

Purpose of rented building

Sechaba House/Van Wijk Louw

R295 million

Office Accommodation

Old Karfo film Archives

Unknown (DPW)

Office Accommodation

Old Library State Building

Unknown (DPW)

Office Accommodation

National Archives

Unknown (DPW)

Office Accommodation

Regents Place

Unknown (DPW)

Office accommodation for Sports and Recreation

Value of the above State owned buildings is still to be determined by Department of Public Works.

The purpose of each state owned building is outlined below:

NO

STATE OWNED

PURPOSE OF THE BUILDING

 

Nelson Mandela Museum(3)

 

1

Bhunga Building

Museum

2

Qunu Youth and Heritage Centre

Museum and accommodation

 3

Mvezo Museum

Museum and accommodation

 

National English Literary Museum (3)

 

 4

New English Literary Museum

Museum

 5

Eastern Star Museum

Museum

 6

Schreiner House

Museum

 

South African Library for the Blind (3)

 

 7

1 Hemming Street

Library

 8

Vacant Erf 3659 - Hemming street

plot

 9

112 hemming street

Library

 

National Museum Bloemfontein (5)

 

 10

First (Eerste) Raadsaal

Museum

 11

Florisbad Research Station

Archeological site and

Storage

 12

Freshford House Museum

Museum

 13

National Museum

Museum

 14

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Museum

 

Performing Art Centre of the Free State (1)

 

 15

Performing Art Centre of the Free State

Theatre

 

War Museum of the Boer Republic (1)

 

 16

War Museum

Museum

 

Market Theatre Foundation (1)

 

 17

Market Square

Offices and Theatre Lab

 

NARSSA (4)

 

 18

National Archives (Head Office)

Archives

 19

National Archives NFVSA

Archives

 20

National Archives and Bureau of Heraldry 

Archives

 21

National Archives Old Library Building

Archives

 

Drakenstein Correctional Centre House (1)

 

 22

Madiba House

Heritage site

 

Ditsong Museums of South Africa (11)

 

 23

Ditsong Kruger Museum

Museum

 24

Ditsong National Museum of Cultural

History (African Window)

Museum

 25

Ditsong Piernee Museum 

Museum

 26

Ditsong Pioneer Museum 

Museum

 27

Ditsong National Museum of Military

History

Museum

 28

Ditsong Sammy Marks Museum

Museum

 29

Ditsong National Museum of Natural

History

Museum

 30

Ditsong Tswaing Meterorite Site

Museum

 31

Ditsong Willem Prinsloo Agricultural

Museum

Museum

 32

Ditsong Ga Mohle Museum

Museum

 33

Ditsong Coert Steynberg Museum

Museum

 

National Library of South Africa(3)

 

 34

National Library of South Africa (Pretoria)

Library

 35

Centre for the Book

Library

 36

National Library of South Africa

(Cape Town)

Library

 

State Theatre (1)

 

 37

State Theatre

Theatre

 

Freedom Park Trust (2)

 

 38

ZASM Office Complex

Offices

 39

Freedom Park Heritage Site

Museum

 

South African Heritage Resource Agency (37)

 

 40

Old Congregational Church

Church & Gravesite

 41

Old Residency

Vacant Leased Property

 42

The Lookout

Gravesite

 43

Old Gaol

Office & Museum

 44

Piet Retief's House

Gravesite

 45

Moorddrif Monument

Gravesite

 46

Verdun Ruins

Gravesite

 47

Old English Fort, Mont Mare

Gravesite

 48

Mapoch's Caves

Cave

 49

Krugerhof Museum

Museum

 50

Union Masonic Temple

Church

 51

The Old Gun Powder House / Magazine

Vacant Leased Property

 52

Old Fort and Cemetery

Gravesite

 53

Livingstone's  House 

Gravesite

 54

Dal Josafat

Office, &

Leased Out Property

 55

SAHRA  Head Office

Office

 56

Concentration Camp / Garden of

Remembrance

Gravesite

 57

Struisbaai Cottages

Leased Out Property

 58

Valkenburg Manor House, Observatory

Leased Out Property

 59

Van Riebeeck's Hedge - Bishops Court

Hedge

60

Welcome Cottage - Glencairn

Vacant Leased Property

 61

Woutersen Wessels Vault

Gravesite

 62

Groenberg Skool

School

 63

Ordendaal School

School

 64

Vacant Erf 255 Tulbach

Vacant Land

 65

Vacant land Erf 255

Vacant Land

 66

1816 Hugo Family Vault

Gravesite

 67

SAHRA HQ 111 - Harringston Street

Office

 68

Birthplace of General Louis Botha

Gravesite

 69

Blarney Cottage

Vacant Leased Property

 70

Het Posthuys

Vacant Leased Property

 71

Kleinbosch Cemetery - Dal Josafat

Gravesite

 72

Portion of Old Fort Durban 

Museum

 73

Piet Retief Monument - Vryheid

Gravesite

 74

Spioenkop Battlefield

Gravesite

 75

Elandslaagte Memorial

Gravesite

 76

Burgher Monument

Gravesite

 

Artscape Theatre(3)

 

 77

Artscape Theatre

Theatre

 78

Artscape Storage Chappini Street

Storage

 79

Artscape Epping Workshop

Workshop

 

Afrikaanse TaalMuseum-en Monument(2)

 

 80

Taal Monument and Amphitheatre

Monument and Theatre

 81

Gideon Malherbe House

Museum

 

Iziko Museums of SA (11)

 

 82

Iziko SA National Gallery

Gallery

 83

Wingfield Hanger

Storage

 84

Iziko Bertram House

Museum

 85

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Museum

 86

Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House

Museum

 87

Iziko Old Town House

Museum

88

Iziko South African Museum &

Planetarium

Museum and Planetarium

 89

Annexe building

Offices and Library

 90

Iziko Rust en Vreugd

Museum

 91

Iziko Slave Lodge

Museum

 92

Iziko Social History Centre

Storage, Offices and

Library

 

Luthuli Museum (1)

 

 93

Luthuli Complex

Museum

 

Msunduzi Museum (3)

 

 94

Pietermaritzburg Complex

Museum

 95

Boom street House

Museum

 96

Ncome Museum

Museum and

accommodation

 

The Playhouse Company (3)

 

 97

The Playhouse Theatre

Theatre

98

The Playhouse Company Head Office

Offices

 99

Mayville Complex

Storage

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal Museum(2)

 

100

Old st Anne Hospital

Old building

Will be upgraded to a new

Museum complex

101

Kwa-Zulu Natal Museum

Museum

 

William Humpherys Art Gallery (1)

 

102

William Humpherys Art Gallery

Gallery

TOTAL

102

c) Each building has been rented as follows:

 

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

Building name

How long has each building been rented

From whom the building is rented

What is the Monthly rental fee for the building (Rand)

Sechaba House/Van Wijk Louw

Seven years

Rebosis Property

2 097 878.49

Old Karfo Film Archives (Union Building)

Permanent

Department of Public Works

Not applicable

Old Library State Building

Permanent

Department of Public Works

Not applicable

National Archives Building

Permanent

Department of Public Works

Not applicable

Regents

Since 2006

Delta Property Fund

monthly rental on the building is R937 000 pm with an annual escalation of 5.5% per annum


The breakdown of monthly rental of State Owned Buildings still to be determined by Department of Public Works in this financial 2019/20 as per National Treasury exemption dated 08 January 2018.

05 July 2019 - NW32

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) number of metropolitan police officers are (i) currently employed by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department and (ii) employed in each division and (b) are the relevant details of the 2019-20 budgets for each division; (2) what (a) number of persons employed by the specified municipality currently receive (i) full-time and (ii) temporary protection from the Very Important Person division and (b) are the (i) names and (ii) professional designations of each specified person?

Reply:

The response hereunder is based on the information provided by the Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng pursuant to the request made by the National Department of Cooperative Governance (“the DCoG”) to obtain the relevant information as requested by the Honourable Member from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

1. The details in respect of the (a) number of metropolitan police officers (i) currently employed by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) and (ii) in each division are depicted in the table below as follows:

 

Division

Division Profile

Members

Quantity

%

Chief’s Office

1

0.04%

Chief of Staff

7

0.30%

Operations and Specialised Services

2284

96.66%

Security and Loss Control

4

0.17%

Logistics (Auxiliary Services & Support)

67

2.84%

Licensing

-

-

Total

2363

100.00%

 

(b) The EMPD have a centralised budget for the complete department in line with the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA), which is not possible to be provided per division. The details of the 2019/2020 budget as provided is tabulated hereunder:

EMPD BUDGET

2019/2020

Operational Expenditure (OPEX)

R 1,752,131,804

Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

R 115,300,000

 

2. The (a) number of persons employed by the EMPD currently receiving (i) full-time and (ii) temporary protection from the Very Important Person division and (b) the (i) names and (ii) professional designations of each specified person are provided in the table below as follows:

 

NO.

NAME

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

1. 

Mzwandile Masina

Executive Mayor

2. 

Patricia Khumalo

Speaker Of Council

3. 

Jongizizwe Dlabati

Chief Whip Of Council

4. 

Dr Imogen Mashazi

City Manager

5. 

Dimakatso Sibiloane

Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC)

6. 

Pelisa Nkunjana

Public Transport and Planning(MMC)

7. 

Nomadlozi Nkosi

SHRAC and Social Development (MMC)

8. 

Makhosazana (Khosi) Mabaso

City Planning(MMC)

9. 

Masele Madihlaba

Infrastructure Services (MMC)

10.

Lesiba Mpya

Human Settlement (MMC)

11. 

Tiisetso Nketle

Water Sanitation and Energy (MMC)

12. 

Dora Mlambo

Corporate and Shared Services (MMC)

13. 

Ndosi Shongwe

City Planning (MMC)

14.

Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

Finance and Economic Development (MMC)

15. 

Frans Moko

Community Safety (MMC)

 

Ends…

04 July 2019 - NW62

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What number of payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme have not been paid out at each campus as at 1 June 2019?

Reply:

The following response was received from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

As at 20 June 2019 for the 2019 funding cycle, NSFAS had 565 011 students on record that met the eligible criteria for funding and for which NSFAS received registration data for approved courses. Funds have been disbursed to 536 848 students in the form of allowances, leaving 28 163 students still to be paid, i.e. 22 410 university students and 5 753 Technical and Vocational Education and Training college students.

University Sector

The affected students in the university sector have outstanding National Bursary Agreements (NBA) and disbursements can only be effected once students have signed their agreements. NSFAS is liaising with institutions to assist in:

  • ascertaining whether the student still requires funding or has received alternative funding support; and
  • if the student still requires funding, the institutions have been requested to assist in contacting the students to sign their NBA online.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector

The affected students in the TVET sector is due to NSFAS Wallet payments not being effected successfully as the cell phone number provided during the registration period is incorrect or invalid. NSFAS is in the process of prioritising the resolution and payment of these allowances by ensuring that the correct contact number is available on the system by:

  • confirming if the correct cell phone number can be provided to the NSFAS Wallet team to utilise when creating NSFAS Wallet accounts; and
  • where no correct cell phone number can be found, the student is contacted to update the correct number online.

University Sector

Institution Name

Registration Data Received

Students Disbursed

Unsigned NBAs Not Paid

Total Amount of Allowances Paid

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

9 567

8 404

965

R170 370 555.00

Central University of Technology

9 909

6 995

1 364

R183 079 962.00

Durban University of Technology

16 663

14 590

1 367

R340 452 638.00

Mangosuthu University of Technology

8 145

6 906

959

R179 634 638.00

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

11 003

10 269

479

R303 089 278.00

North West University

17 275

16 944

265

R563 652 785.00

Rhodes University

2 272

2 078

171

R101 041 822.00

Sefako Makgatho University

2 802

2 754

35

R109 951 908.00

Sol Plaatjes University

900

623

240

R13 897 981.00

Tshwane University of Technology

34 138

30 515

2 331

R641 917 744.00

University of Cape Town

3 424

3 302

91

R180 042 551.00

University of Fort Hare

7 195

5 825

856

R271 461 102.00

University of Free State

17 399

16 702

314

R442 981 472.00

University of Johannesburg

20 865

18 800

954

R320 182 630.00

University of Kwazulu-Natal

21 347

18 304

2 926

R631 674 722.00

University of Limpopo

14 188

12 333

1 776

R372 904 612.00

University of Mpumalanga

2 349

2 040

148

R46 320 332.00

University of Pretoria

8 947

8 097

674

R380 409 104.00

University of South Africa

67 073

64 046

1 999

R508 769 797.00

University of Stellenbosch

3 180

2 970

150

R130 837 657.00

University of Venda

11 782

10 390

830

R276 972 366.00

University of Western Cape

7 407

6 554

729

R164 175 426.00

University of Witwatersrand

7 810

7 234

310

R303 385 672.00

University of Zululand

11 843

11 670

130

R303 346 159.00

Vaal University of Technology

8 757

7 988

670

R187 741 797.00

Walter Sisulu University

17 820

14 139

2 156

R470 377 137.00

Total

344 060

310 472

22 410

R7 598 580 868.00

TVET Sector

Institution Name

Registration Data Received

Students Disbursed

Number of Students not paid

Total Amount of Allowances Paid

Boland College

5 086

4 277

0

R25 575 648.00

Buffalo City College

2 915

3 016

140

R22 527 564.00

Capricorn College

6 827

6 756

0

R51 785 368.00

Central Johannesburg College

3 515

3 695

276

R16 889 743.00

Coastal College

7 358

7 107

242

R37 767 170.00

College of Cape Town

5 672

4 154

0

R20 764 665.00

East Cape Midlands College

1 551

4 134

0

R17 346 383.00

Ehlanzeni College

6 755

4 774

1 307

R43 704 942.00

Ekurhuleni East College

6 497

5 556

128

R25 571 165.00

Ekurhuleni West College

9 367

8 107

695

R39 695 199.00

Elangeni College

7 895

6 452

151

R38 959 862.00

Esayidi College

5 998

4 081

89

R32 312 590.00

False Bay College

3 348

3 040

0

R14 238 858.00

Flavius Mareka College

2 489

2 591

0

R16 103 991.00

Gert Sibande College

7 049

6 359

0

R48 517 726.00

Goldfields College

2 715

2 759

157

R16 034 443.00

Ikhala College

3 510

2 958

0

R22 105 219.00

Ingwe College

5 703

3 414

120

R20 013 472.00

King Hintsa College

827

2 011

74

R10 074 176.00

King Sabata College

5 127

5 117

0

R47 088 656.00

Lephalale College

1 741

1 775

0

R11 333 670.00

Letaba College

3 858

3 359

0

R17 753 419.00

Lovedale College

3 002

2 154

0

R22 665 975.00

Majuba College

10 056

9 616

238

R67 101 366.00

Maluti College

6 278

5 203

0

R35 805 418.00

Mnambithi College

4 173

2 552

197

R13 190 695.00

Mopani College

3 857

4 007

182

R33 251 137.00

Motheo College

7 774

6 093

149

R34 675 665.00

Mthatshana College

3 078

2 823

137

R16 806 558.00

Nkangala College

5 901

5 193

0

R43 968 353.00

Northern Cape Rural College

3 292

2 081

0

R13 583 278.00

Northern Cape Urban College

5 377

4 439

0

R35 389 420.00

Northlink College

7 337

7 285

0

R39 311 295.00

Orbit College

4 171

4 591

0

R28 235 046.00

Institution Name

Registration Data Received

Students Disbursed

Number of Students not paid

Total Amount of Allowances Paid

Port Elizabeth College

3 390

3 570

169

R20 061 945.00

Sedibeng College

8 306

7 123

0

R37 834 683.00

Sekhukhune College

3 377

2 841

81

R4 158 137.00

South Cape College

2 660

3 139

0

R22 189 964.00

South West Gauteng College

8 367

8 711

0

R42 489 924.00

Taletso College

1 913

2 003

151

R8 459 548.00

Thekwini College

4 479

3 535

96

R19 546 829.00

Tshwane North College

6 266

6 543

0

R37 931 075.00

Tshwane South College

3 523

3 603

0

R27 366 247.00

Umfolozi College

6 171

5 262

329

R33 897 554.00

Umngungundlovu College

3 727

3 011

89

R18 161 601.00

Vhembe College

8 519

7 530

299

R41 514 943.00

Vuselela College

3 141

2 869

198

R19 749 332.00

Waterberg College

2 792

2 834

59

R19 960 271.00

West Coast College

5 414

4 484

0

R34 136 123.00

Western College

8 519

7 789

0

R53 548 635.00

Total

250 663

226 376

5 753

R1 468 317 082.00

04 July 2019 - NW49

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What is the total amount of revenue collected from the leasing of state-owned forests in the 2018-19 financial year?

Reply:

 

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) indirectly manages 230 264 hectares of State plantations (Category A) through lease agreements signed with four forestry companies. The companies are MTO Forestry (Pty) Ltd; Amathole Forestry (Pty) Ltd; SiyaQhubeka Forest (Pty) Ltd; and Singisi Forest Products (Pty) Ltd. In addition to this, an area of 187 320.27 hectares is managed by the South African Forestry Company (SAFCOL), which is a State-owned company.

In January of every year, the forestry companies pay lease rental into the DAFF bank account. The lease rental money is then transferred and invested with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in an interest bearing account which is administered by DAFF. The balance as of 31 March 2019 is R788 397 015.

Rental Money collected during the 2018/19 financial year

Forestry

package

Leaseholder

Date of lease

signature

Extent (ha)

Lease rental collected

from 01 April 2018 to

31 March 2019 in Rands

MTO

MTO Pty Ltd.

24 Jan 2005

57 061(ha)

4 708 502,31

AMATHOLE

Amathole Pty Ltd

24-Jan-2005

25 405(ha)

3 273 446,00

SQF

SQF Pty Ltd

06 Mar 2001

21 956(ha)

14 113 388,54

SINGISI

Singisi Forests

Products Pty Ltd

06 Mar 2001

76 563(ha)

10 485 743,67

Total

32 581 080,40

Source: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Regards

 

MS B CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT FISHERIES AND FORESTRY

DATE: . . ...

04 July 2019 - NW53

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What number of (a) car parts were produced in the Republic in 2018 in terms of (i) make of car and (ii) part and (b) cars were assembled in the Republic in 2018 in terms of each car make?

Reply:

 

  1. South Africa produces millions of vehicle components or parts that find their way into locally built vehicles, export markets for fitment into the assembly of vehicles as well as domestic and foreign replacement and aftermarket parts.

The number of local parts utilised ranged from 800 to 20 000 units per klocally assembled model, as reflected in table 1 below. Models that have been in production for longer utilise more locally sourced parts.

Table 1

Number of locally produced parts utilised in Local Vehicle Assembly

Isuzu

853

MBSA

2 199

BMW

3 298

Ford

20 217

Toyota: Hilux & Fortuner

2 635

: Corolla (New)

646

: Corolla (Quest)

547

: Quantum

125

Nissan: N/A

 

VWSA: N/A

 

However, in value terms, the local vehicle assemblers sourced local components or parts to the value of R51.1 billion in 2018. Additionally, components or parts worth R51.3 billion were exported from South Africa with the top ten exports listed below;

Table 2

Component category

2018 export value

(R’000)

% of total export

value

Catalytic converters

19 220

37.5%

Engine parts

4 162

8.1%

Tyres

2 547

5.0%

Engines

1 874

3.7%

Radiators/parts thereof

1 659

3.2%

Transmission shafts/cranks

1 112

2.2%

Automotive tooling

1 056

2.1%

Filters

637

1.2%

Gauges/instruments/parts

635

1.2%

Shock absorbers/suspension parts

618

1.2%

Total (R million) including BLNS data

51 296

 

100%

 
  1. A total of 610 854 vehicles were produced in South Africa in 2018. Below is a list of light motor vehicles (LMVs) produced in 2018 excluding medium and heavy commercial vehicles (MHCVs).

Table 3

Vehicle Make

Units Produced in 2018

BMW 3-series

10 365

BMW X3

40 870

FORD Everest

5 284

FORD Ranger

102 508

ISUZU KB

20 237

Mercedes Benz C-Class

105 040

Nissan NP200

19 962

Nissan NP300

15 359

Toyota Corolla

6228

Toyota Corolla Quest

11889

Toyota Fortuner

14683

Toyota Hilux

89095

Toyota Quantum

14100

VW Polo

99687

VW Polo Vivo

26694

04 July 2019 - NW3

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Whether he is aware of the current situation of distress at the Centre for Fine Art and Design [CFAD] in KwaZulu-Natal resulting from the Department of Higher Education’s refusal to re- accredit the CFAD; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is he doing to expedite the institution’s re-accreditation given the current high standards and quality education produced by CFAD since its inception?

Reply:

On 27 June 2016, the Registrar of Private Higher Education Institutions cancelled the registration of the Centre for Fine Art and Design (CFAD) for its failure to submit a complete 2014 annual report, after a due legal process was followed requesting CFAD to submit its annual report. The submission of the annual report is a legal requirement for the maintenance of registration as a private higher education institution as it allows the Registrar to establish if the institution has discharged its responsibilities as a private higher education institution. Subsequently, on 15 September 2016, the appeal lodged by CFAD with the Minister of Higher Education and Training was successful.

For the second time, on 20 November 2016, the Registrar cancelled the registration of CFAD for its failure to submit its 2015 annual report, after a due legal process was followed requesting CFAD to submit its annual report. Subsequently, on 7 April 2017, the appeal lodged by CFAD with the Minister of Higher Education and Training was unsuccessful, for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to submit the institution’s administrative data;
  2. Failure to provide staff and student data;
  3. Failure to submit audited annual financial statements;
  4. Failure to submit the financial surety which had expired;
  5. Failure to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations;
  6. Failure to provide proof of certificates awarded to students;
  7. Failure to comply with the requirements of the National Learner’s Records Database;
  8. Failure to provide the updated record of the directors of the company as approved by the Consumer Intellectual Property Commission;
  9. Failure to submit the list of premises on which teaching and learning is provided; and
  10. Failure to submit the declaration signed by every student.

The Department received a request from parents to extend the phase-out period for CFAD to

31 December 2017 so that final year students would not be affected. At the time, the Department contacted Dr N Soobben, who is the owner and Principal, and requested him to make a formal request to the Director-General, for an extension of the phase-out period from 31 December 2016 to 31 December 2017, which he did and was approved by the Director- General.

The Department has visited the institution in August 2017, January 2018 and April 2018 to assist the institution. At the last site visit in April 2018, an improvement plan was requested from CFAD, which has not yet been submitted.

In an accreditation report dated 28 February 2017, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) withdrew the accreditation of the institution and its programme. The outcome on a subsequent application for accreditation with the CHE is pending. The application for re-registration submitted to the Department is awaiting proof of accreditation from CHE and the submission of an improvement plan as requested on 25 April 2018.

In 2018, the High Court in Durban acceded to CFAD’s request to operate in 2018 and 2019 to teach out its pipeline and final year students. The High Court also ruled that no new students should be enrolled.

CFAD has filed papers with the High Court in Durban to suspend the Registrar’s decision to cancel its registration and suspend the Minister of Higher Education and Training decision to dismiss the appeal. The Minister and Registrar are awaiting the ruling of the High Court.

04 July 2019 - NW33

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether she intends to introduce legislation in the National Assembly to ban the use of single-use plastic in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, by what date does she intend to introduce the specified legislation?

Reply:

The National Environment Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), contains specific provisions under section 44 which controls single-use plastic products. The National Environment Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008), contains specific provisions under sections 17, 18, 28 and 29 to control the disposal of plastic products.

It is a matter of public record that the management of plastics in the world generally and in our own country, is sub-optimal. Consenquently this is an important area to which we must respond if we are to proctect our oceans.

The World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, observed could be “more plastics that fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050 if no action is taken immediately”.

The department has initiated a process to review the effectiveness of our policies relating to the management of plastic waste and to consider whether it is necessary to have a new policy direction.

This review includes discussions with the retail, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors as well as the paper and packaging industries on ways to combat the use of one time plastics and their disposal management.

We expect to conclude this process within the current financial year. At this point we will make further announcemnets on our approach to this important matter.

 

Regards,

Regards

ITIS B D CREECY, M

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

 

04 July 2019 - NW48

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

What is the total tonnes of (a) glass, (b) plastic and (c) paper that the Republic recycles in each financial year?

Reply:

 

 

   

2015 (Industry, Report)

2016 (Industry Report)

2017 (SoWI?)

(a)

Glass

286 thousand tonnes

278 thousand tonnes

1,9 million tonnes

(b)

Plastic

352 thousand tonnes

310 thousand tonnes

480 thousand tonnes

(c)

Paper

1,06 million tonnes

1,1 million tonnes

1,2 million tonnes

Regards

 

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

DATE:.... . .*..) .t... .

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION NO. 48 NW1005E

04 July 2019 - NW64

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Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What is the total number of new students who were accepted at each institution of higher learning in each of the past five years?

Reply:

Number of first-time entering undergraduate students in public HEIs, by institution, from 2013 to 2017.

Institution

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

7604

7595

7343

7980

7186

University of Cape Town

3748

3877

4105

4235

4102

Central University of Technology, Free State

3408

3795

3683

4316

4995

Durban University of Technology

6842

7568

7687

7062

7825

University of Fort Hare

2276

2718

2950

2792

3153

University of the Free State

5533

5680

4918

7966

8027

University of Johannesburg

10142

11902

10443

11311

9784

University of KwaZulu-Natal

8684

10586

8108

8037

8894

University of Limpopo

4861

5291

4514

4878

4716

Nelson Mandela University

5226

5955

5600

5769

5088

North West University

8770

9029

9359

11166

11595

University of Pretoria

8497

8648

8773

7868

7519

Rhodes University

1372

1491

1472

1267

1339

University of South Africa

33828

34897

43181

19164

54434

University of Stellenbosch

4553

5161

5285

5025

5200

Tshwane University of Technology

13593

13901

13053

13727

14822

University of Venda

3457

3579

3460

3488

3086

Vaal University of Technology

4010

3841

3300

4937

4513

Walter Sisulu University

5956

5809

7113

7488

6960

University of Western Cape

3896

4109

4047

5056

4575

University of Witwatersrand

5418

5921

5475

6439

5907

University of Zululand

3832

4055

3814

3806

3673

Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape

n.a.

124

220

408

444

University of Mpumalanga

n.a.

140

310

589

775

Mangosuthu University of Technology

2883

2684

2791

3138

3677

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

n.a.

n.a.

926

979

993

Total

158389

168356

171930

158891

193282

Source: 2017 HEMIS database, November 2018.

Note: A First-time entering undergraduate student is defined as a person who is (a) registered for an undergraduate or prediplomate course and (b) has not registered at HEI in the past.

The above statistics are audited figures.

Audited data for the 2018 academic year will be available in October 2019.

04 July 2019 - NW57

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What tonnage and percentage of the timber produced in the country in 2018 was (a) immediately exported and (b) kept in the country for beneficiation?

Reply:

(a) Information on the exported timber for 2018 is currently not available. This information becomes available annually, around the month of November, through a Report on Commercial Timber Resources and Roundwood Processing in South Africa together with an Abstract of South African Forestry Facts. The only available reports are for the year 2016/2017.

(b) Information on tonnage of the timber kept in the country for beneficiation for 2018 is currently not available. This information becomes available annually, around the month of November, through a Report on Commercial Timber Resources and Roundwood Processing in South Africa together with an Abstract of South African Forestry Facts. The only available reports are for the year 2016/2017.

Regards

MS B CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT FISHERIES AND FORESTRY

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION NO. 57 NW1O14E

04 July 2019 - NW73

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) number of learners have failed (i) in each province and (ii) in each of the past five years and (b) grade was failed in each case?

Reply:

Table 1: Number of learners that Failed Grade 12 (2014 – 2018)

Province

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

EASTERN CAPE

23 158

37 615

33 734

23 667

19 340

FREE STATE

4 541

5 745

3 157

3 499

3 108

GAUTENG

15 231

17 115

15 448

14 458

11 464

KWAZULU-

NATAL

42 223

63 897

49 616

33 728

27 667

LIMPOPO

19 811

34 629

38 212

28 603

23 476

MPUMALANGA

9 466

11 751

12 450

12 210

9 387

NORTH WEST

4 005

6 168

5 597

6 330

5 483

NORTHERN

CAPE

2 079

3 559

2 139

2 127

2 645

WESTERN CAPE

8 472

8 232

7 153

8 427

9 404

Source: National Integrated Examinations computer system (IECS)

Table 2 below indicates the number of learners who repeated a grade per province between 2014 and 2018. Please note that number of repeaters are used as proxy for failure as the department does not collect data in this format.

P

rovince

Province

Grade R

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

other

Grand Total

 

Eastern Cape

14 066

28 564

24 952

19 778

18 726

14 234

11 614

11 766

10 629

17 803

34 687

31 193

10

238 022

 

Free State

365

4741

3757

2770

5289

4452

4529

4447

8706

13986

12423

6176

0

71 641

 

Gauteng

1 472

19 693

14 348

10 098

11 098

8 623

6 947

3 195

9 595

20 801

41 596

18 437

285

166 188

 

KwaZulu-Natal

8 422

38 940

23 967

18 159

17 427

13 326

11 218

8 392

22 820

27 467

57 075

43 211

295

290 719

 

Limpopo

2 354

18 755

16 563

13 722

15 740

12 962

11 214

6 580

10 980

58 612

71 992

34 999

0

274 473

 

Mpumalanga

1 722

17 965

14 406

11 651

11 764

10 137

8 308

7 856

13 416

13 697

22 348

18 128

297

151 695

 

Northern Cape

438

4 533

2 788

2 273

3 412

2 351

1 963

1 788

3 282

5 068

6 890

4 175

0

38 961

 

North West

1 711

14 746

12 177

9 675

10 567

7 827

5 949

4 142

6 374

17 068

21 587

10 012

0

121 835

 

Western Cape

3 766

15 273

8 778

4 624

9 265

5 375

3 403

1 541

4 060

12 321

10 992

4 805

188

84 391

2014

Total

34 316

163 210

121 736

92 750

103 288

79 287

65 145

49 707

89 862

186 823

279 590

171 136

1 075

1 437 925

 

Eastern Cape

14 260

38 391

26 949

21 375

19 841

14 843

11 863

12 206

15 013

18 114

37 482

27 212

22

257 571

 

Free State

475

3934

3110

2680

5156

3898

3060

5140

8883

9541

10937

5444

0

62 258

 

Gauteng

1 543

21 194

15 259

11 269

12 526

7 395

5 856

5 231

18 413

22 370

39 127

21 729

207

182 119

 

KwaZulu-Natal

7 344

34 623

24 754

19 882

19 510

13 468

12 023

11 078

24 136

28 735

51 157

45 248

30

291 988

 

Limpopo

2 533

17 969

16 355

13 289

15 501

10 108

8 728

7 667

15 862

35 155

54 002

28 337

0

225 506

 

Mpumalanga

2 755

18 461

13 178

10 590

10 648

7 828

6 237

7 623

13 973

13 212

22 585

17 014

51

144 155

 

Northern Cape

700

4 343

2 901

2 743

3 185

2 526

2 118

2 351

3 595

3 688

3 967

2 843

0

34 960

 

North West

890

7 222

10 162

12 368

5 791

3 057

2 344

2 206

8 174

7 732

11 881

4 983

21

76 831

 

Western Cape

3 757

12 341

7 727

4 295

9 830

4 052

2 395

3 108

7 313

13 131

10 343

5 439

159

83 890

2015

Total

34 257

158 478

120 395

98 491

101 988

67 175

54 624

56 610

115 362

151 678

241 481

158 249

490

1 359 278

 

Eastern Cape

13 931

44 332

24 546

19 087

18 992

12 861

9 817

9 027

13 421

12 199

37 755

28 245

0

244 213

 

Free State

1076

2171

2509

1756

3973

3076

2851

4914

15010

11176

14342

6255

0

69 109

 

Gauteng

1 816

27 142

15 723

11 530

12 407

6 915

4 783

4 921

19 804

18 835

47 658

27 343

1 005

199 882

 

KwaZulu-Natal

6 659

38 073

26 099

21 186

21 992

15 545

12 057

11 177

26 373

29 941

59 895

54 856

317

324 170

 

Limpopo

1 836

16 884

14 742

12 059

15 262

9 769

7 254

7 102

19 560

29 489

71 703

40 541

608

246 809

 

Mpumalanga

3 942

11 161

12 897

12 118

17 716

13 460

13 234

18 278

26 708

22 284

19 105

13 274

3

184 180

 

Northern Cape

630

4 661

3 445

2 435

3 592

2 831

2 304

2 451

2 894

3 078

5 390

3 955

12

37 678

 

North West

1 251

11 075

9 699

7 062

10 056

6 055

4 245

4 273

15 465

12 645

22 834

9 929

0

114 589

 

Western Cape

3 851

11 433

8 346

4 692

9 222

3 685

2 036

2 836

8 741

8 941

10 907

6 663

100

81 453

2016

Total

34 992

166 932

118 006

91 925

113 212

74 197

58 581

64 979

147 976

148 588

289 589

191 061

2 045

1 502 083

 

Eastern Cape

5589

17038

11844

11210

17041

12147

9169

9859

12393

10783

25108

18903

0

161 084

 

Free State

584

6131

4463

3349

7445

4562

3329

5975

7521

5795

11868

5769

0

66 791

 

Gauteng

814

12363

11968

12626

18310

14561

14314

20756

17609

16629

28011

17589

0

185 550

 

KwaZulu Natal

1485

21451

20792

29450

33490

25818

23104

22293

27952

29641

43054

46692

0

325 222

 

Limpopo

509

10659

10383

10693

17374

11259

8707

7118

18070

23056

44264

32711

0

194 803

 

Mpumalanga

227

5052

5272

5503

7045

4537

3490

3386

5224

6530

12622

11861

0

70 749

 

Northern Cape

51

2419

1574

1153

3045

1559

1247

1510

2151

1700

3890

2022

0

22 321

 

North West

77

1707

3606

4433

8711

4085

3840

3205

4224

4013

12926

6397

0

57 224

 

Western Cape

140

257

626

1644

8128

11191

7528

6406

7188

8012

8753

5727

0

65 600

2017

Total

9 476

77 077

70 528

80 061

120 589

89 719

74 728

80 508

102 332

106 159

190 496

147 671

0

1 149 344

 

Eastern Cape

10 141

25 955

16 721

13 009

16 401

9 445

6 478

7 008

12 329

9 895

29 151

22 348

0

178 881

 

Free State

2 114

8 518

5 309

3 432

7 627

4 183

2 499

4 809

9 026

5 537

11 192

5 248

0

69 494

 

Gauteng

2 675

23 080

18 130

12 390

14 444

8 714

5 529

5 138

21 946

19 583

44 043

24 831

0

200 503

 

KwaZulu Natal

3 749

29 636

16 902

15 717

17 489

11 400

7 565

6 551

24 134

21 642

44 804

43 067

0

242 656

 

Limpopo

2 150

17 888

16 457

6 493

24 300

14 663

10 300

9 423

36 520

36 104

70 872

52 203

0

297 373

 

Mpumalanga

1 219

11 781

8 483

13 766

7 023

3 967

2 773

3 440

9 042

8 404

19 785

16 805

0

106 488

 

Northern Cape

299

3 961

2 820

2 013

3 904

2 396

1 868

2 193

3 334

2 624

5 040

2 602

0

33 054

 

North West

747

6 964

6 128

5 174

9 490

4 114

3 733

2 845

11 008

6 455

14 319

6 701

0

77 678

 

Western Cape

4 327

9 405

7 660

5 486

8 562

3 514

1 781

2 352

6 625

4 547

11 167

5 993

0

71 419

2018

Total

27 421

137 188

98 610

77 480

109 240

62 396

42 526

43 759

133 964

114 791

250 373

179 798

0

1 277 546

Source 1: 2014-16 Annual School Survey

Source 2: 2017-18 LURITS

04 July 2019 - NW63

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Keetse, Mr PP to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What is the total number of nurses who are employed at each institution of higher learning?

Reply:

University

Number of Nurses

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

10

Central University of Technology

3

Durban University of Technology

 

Fort Hare University

 

Free State University

 

Mangosuthu University of Technology

4

Nelson Mandela University

 

North-West University

65

Rhodes University

5

Sefako Makgatho University

4

Sol Plaatje University

1

Stellenbosch University

67

Tshwane University of Technology

38

University of Cape Town

97

University of Johannesburg

20

University of Kwazulu-Natal

 

University of Limpopo

4

University of Mpumalanga

 

University of Pretoria

 

University of South Africa

5

University of the Western Cape

2

University of the Witwatersrand

 

University of Venda

34

University of Zululand

9

Vaal University of Technology

6

Walter Sisulu University

10

04 July 2019 - NW54

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What is the total value of all furniture (a) produced in the Republic in 2018 and (b) sold to South African consumers in 2018?

Reply:

 

  1. Total value of all furniture produced in the Republic in 2018

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) is the national statistics agency of South Africa established under the Statistics Act (Act No. 6 of 1999). StatsSA does not collect data on the value of furniture production. However, StatsSA does provide statistics on the total value of furniture sales in South Africa.

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Trade Statistics portal reports the value of furniture imports and exports (HS94) for 2018, respectively.

(b) Total value of all furniture sold to South African consumers in 2018

According to StatsSA Statistical Release P3041.2: Manufacturing Production and Sales, downloaded on 26 June 2019, furniture sales in 2018 amounted to R16.5 billion (R16,546,529,000).

03 July 2019 - NW78

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Police:

What number of police stations have permanent counsellors and (b) what are the (i) names and (ii) locations oflhe specified police stations?

Reply:

SAPS does not allocate specific counsellors to police stations, a pool of Counsellors that consists of Psychologists, Social Workers and Chaplains get allocated to Provincial or Cluster Office with the intention of offering services to the different stations under that Cluster. The allocation to Clusters or Provincial offices is guided by the following:

  • Number of stations under that cluster
  • Counsellors employed in the province
  • Nature of crime within an area that exposes members to traumatic events and the frequency at which members seek services of a counsellor

One Counsellor can be allocated to service more than two Clusters, especially in rural areas where there is a limited number of counsellors employed by SAPS. Head Office divisions get serviced by a pool of Counsellors who are based at Head Office but get allocated to divisions based on the need.

SAPS currently employ 114 Psychological services professionals, 202 Social Workers and 217 Chaplains country wide.

In areas where there are no SAPS permanent counsellors available, members’ needs are attended to through a Psycho- Social network of proViders contracted to SAPS medical aid POLMED.

 

TSHIEA

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QUESTION NO 78: DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 JUNE 2019 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 1-2019) ”'"

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03 July 2019 - NW55

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What number of arrests have been made by the anti-gang unit since its deployment in the Cape Flats?

Reply:

A total number of 1 005 arrests have been made, since the Anti-Gang Unit was deployed, in October 2018.

 

 

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03 July 2019 - NW29

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the President of the Republic

(1)(a) Which Members of the Executive accompanied him to the 108th Session of the International Labour Organisation Conference which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10 to 21 June 2019, (b) what number of officials accompanied (i) him and (ii) each specified Member of the Executive and (c) what number of days did his delegation stay in Geneva; (2) whether any spouses of any Members of the Executive and/or officials accompanied the delegation; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what was the (a) total cost and (b) detailed breakdown of the costs incurred in terms of accommodation, flights and daily allowances for each person that formed part of the delegation? NW986E

Reply:

1. (a) The Minister of Employment and Labour accompanied the President.

(b) (i) The President was accompanied by seven officials. (ii). This information can be obtained by the Honourable Member directly from the Ministry of Employment and Labour.

(c) Six of the seven officials were in Geneva for one day, while the seventh official, who advanced, was in Geneva for five days.

2. The Minister did not travel with a spouse. None of the officials that formed part of the President’s delegation travelled with a spouse.

3. (a) The total cost incurred for the President’s delegation is approximately R133 200.

(b) The breakdown of the costs incurred for the seven officials that accompanied the President are: accommodation – R66 500; return flights for one official – R35 300 (the other six officials travelled with the President and the flight costs were paid for as part of the mandate of the South African National Defence Force); and daily allowances for all seven officials – R31 400.

 

03 July 2019 - NW21

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of (i) clinical psychologists and (ii) social workers are currently employed by the SA Police Service, (b) number of official languages does each specified person provide services in and (c) is the average case load of each person in each month?

Reply:

(a)

(i)  Number of Clinical Psychologists currently employed by SAPS?

SAPS has 6 Clinical Psychologists in its employ, however, SAPS has other 108 Psychological Services professionals which are registered in other categories like Counselling, Industrial, Research and Educational Psychologists. Beyond Psychologists, SAPS also employs Registered Counsellors and Psychometrists, and altogether as at the 26! h June 2019, the number of Psychological Services professionals add up to 114.

(ii) Number of Social Workers currently employed by SAPS?

There are 202 Social Workers currently employed by SAPS.

(b)

Number of Official languages does each specified person provide services in

SAPS uses English as its official language and both Psychologists and Social Workers use English and Afrikaans to offer counselling services. In different provinces, these professionals offer counseling services in the African Language mostly spoken in that particular province like IsiZulu in Kwa- Zulu Natal, isi Xhosa in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape etc.

Over and above the use of English and Afrikaans, professionals in Metropolitan Areas like Gauteng and Western Cape uses more than one African language guided by the need of the member requiring services at that time

(c) What is the average case load of each person in each month?

Case load handled by the different professionals differs from month to month depending on new cases for the month, and follow up cases from the previous months. On average a Psychological professional handles 45 individual cases and Social Workers has an average of 61 individual cases per month. These average case loads are over and above other activities that they offer like group interventions, awareness raising through programs presentation, research, article writing, member education and assessments on health and wellness matters.

 

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01 July 2019 - NW40

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether the Government has any plans to assist or take part in the rolling out of 5G; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

There are no direct plans for Government to take part in the rollout of 5G. Suffice to say, Government has been involved in a global multilateral process under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to identify and allocate radio frequency spectrum for IMT2020 or 5G. This process will be concluded at the ITU World Radio Conference which will take place at the end of 2019.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

01 July 2019 - NW39

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether any plans are in place to roll out 5G in the Republic; if so, (a) in which area, (b) on what date is it envisaged to be rolled out and (c) for what purposes?

Reply:

In line with international developments, we expect 5G commercial deployments to take place from around 2020 in South Africa.

Minister will give full and further details of the roll out when she makes her pronouncement on the policy direction.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

27 June 2019 - NW71

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Tourism

What projects and budget has her department put in place to ensure growth and job creation in the tourism industry in the former homelands?

Reply:

We do not have specific plans for the former homelands. However, we do have plans for the country as a whole. The Department’s approach for development and enhancement of attractions is across all provinces with a sharp focus on nodes. It may happen that some of these nodes fall within the former homeland areas. Our nodes are based on Coastal Marine Tourism nodes as approved by cabinet, the inland waterways, rural areas, hot springs, areas boarding National Parks and other iconic sites such as World Heritage Sites as well as township precincts, ensuring that the tourism value chain impact is maximised. In the future, we will also look into areas in and around Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s).

18 April 2019 - NW793

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Whether her department brought the agreement between the National Research Foundation and SA National Parks to establish a new national park in the Northern Cape to any meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will her department bring the agreement to the Committee; if so, what are the relevant details; and (2) what is the latest update on the due diligence regarding the specified agreement?

Reply:

(1) The agreement has not been brought to the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs.

(a) South African National Parks (SANParks) is still completing internal approval processes for the agreement; and

(b) the agreement will be tabled to the next Board meeting during 2019. Upon the completion of internal approval processes, the agreement will also be submitted to the Minister of Environmental Affairs for consideration, since the authority to establish new national parks rests with the Minister. Once the Minister has considered and given SANParks the green light to proceed with the project, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and SANParks will be ready to bring the agreement to the Committee.

(2) The agreement between the National Research Foundation (NRF) and SANParks for the possible establishment of a new national park around the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio astronomy facility in the Northern Cape, should be considered as ongoing. The Business Plan for the establishment of the new national Park was considered and approved by the Board in 2018. The Board provided the Chief Executive Officer of SANParks with a mandate to negotiate the draft Contractual Agreement between SANParks and the NRF.

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18 April 2019 - NW795

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1) What are the details of the contract that Brand SA concluded with a certain company (name furnished) to act as its digital marketing agency from 2014 to 2017; (2) what are the details of the relationship between certain persons (details furnished); (3) on what basis was the specified company appointed to conduct digital marketing for Brand SA when a certain company (name furnished) provided a cheaper quote; (4) why did the tender amount of the digital marketing services of the specified company increase from R15 million to R33 million; (5) whether any steps were taken to address the finding of the Auditor-General that the contract amounted to irregular expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW918E

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

1. The Avatar Digital Agency was contracted from 2014 to 2017 and was mandated to provide strategic input and guide the positioning of the brand on digital platforms. The scope of work included amongst others, management of website properties and social media platforms, content development, campaign development and execution as part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) and contract agreed upon by both parties. A copy of the contract including SLA is attached herewith with full details.

2. The Chairperson of Brand South Africa and Avatar Digital Agency’s Chief Executive Officer belong to the same church denomination, but attend different branches in Pimville, Soweto, and Tsakane, East Rand respectively.

3. Avatar Digital Agency won a 3-year tender in 2014 to provide services as described in reply 1 above. Hetzner is not a digital marketing agency, but a web hosting services provider. To run the website properties, hosting is required amongst other services such as Search Engine Optimisation, Server set up and monitoring, framework and software updates, back up, security and quality assurance which were all encompassed in Avatar Digital Agency’s quotation. Website hosting is a sub element of digital marketing which Avatar Digital Agency outsourced to Hetzner. In 2017 when the Avatar Digital Agency contract came to an end, Brand South Africa outsourced only the website hosting services directly to Hetzner. Brand South Africa currently remains without digital marketing capability pending the conclusion of the Avatar Digital Agency matter.

4. The awarded tender amount for Avatar Digital Agency was for R18 million inclusive of vat. This vat inclusive amount was in line with the tender specifications. The amount increased to R33 million as follows:

DESCRIPTION/COMMENTS

AMOUNT

IRREGULAR AMOUNTS

Original Tender Price

R18, 000, 000

 

10% year on year increase

R1, 860, 000

R1, 860, 000

14% Vat charge year on year

R2, 780,400

R2, 780,400

Online digital marketing fees (3yrs)

R4, 803, 439

 

Website Hosting fees (3yrs)

R3, 003,176

 

Retainer fee for 4 months extended period

R2, 758,800

 
     

TOTAL

R33, 205,815

R4,640,400

As per the AGSA Management Report dated 17 July 2018, the AG found that this contract was irregular to the tune of R4.6 million.

5. Brand South Africa is taking the necessary steps to recoup the R4.6 million of overpayment from Avatar Digital Agency. Brand South Africa Management allowed Avatar Digital Agency to change the SLA to include 14% vat and 10% escalation in contravention of the original bid

document which resulted in this R4.6 million overpayment. An investigation is currently being finalised to determine those employees responsible and hold them to account.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

18 April 2019 - NW759

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

(a) What number of hectares of land has been sold by her department to developers in the past 25 years, (b) who was the developer in each case, (c) what was the size of the land that was sold, (d) where is the land located and (e) at what cost was each piece of land sold?

Reply:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not keep its data on disposals in the manner that would enable it to immediately identify the nature of the person to whom the land was transferred, as required by the question. Information on all land parcels that were disposed by the Department in the past 25 years is available. However, the Department is unable to immediately distinguish whether the new owner is/was a developer. Every possible attempt has been made to achieve this. However, it is just not possible within the available time limits for this response to be submitted.

18 April 2019 - NW804

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What amount of diesel did Eskom consume on each day in the past year?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to Eskom and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW756

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What number of persons in the country were diagnosed with (a) tuberculosis, (b) pneumonia, (c) diabetes and (d) cancer in each province (i) in 2018 and (ii) since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

The system that generates data for the TB programme does so in quarterly (3 months) cohorts. Data before the end of the quarter is always incomplete, and in fact, its is global standard practice to report TB data a quarter behind. Notwithstanding, the programme reported data in 2018 as follows:

(a)

01 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

 

Eastern Cape

11,842

 

Free State

2, 665

 

Gauteng

8,007

 

KwaZulu-Natal

11,976

 

Limpopo

2,751

 

Mpumalanga

3,040

 

North West

3,257

 

Northern Cape

2,160

 

Western Cape

8,980

 

TOTAL SA

54,678

(b) The table below shows the number of Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities and number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital 2018 and January 2019 only. (Data source: DHIS).

(b)(i)

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

 

Province

Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities

Number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital

 

Eastern Cape

11,141

4,395

 

Free State

9,088

2,347

 

Gauteng

22,907

4,362

 

KwaZulu-Natal

53,099

10,683

 

Limpopo

11,124

5,836

 

Mpumalanga

2,234

3,034

 

Northern Cape

2,718

983

 

North West

3,391

2,222

 

Western Cape

46,249

13,150

 

TOTAL SA

161,951

47,012

 

(b)(ii)

01 January 2019 (ONLY)

 

Province

Pneumonia new cases among under-5 children diagnosed in public health facilities

Number of severe Pneumonia cases among under-5 children admitted to hospital

 

Eastern Cape

1,761

688

 

Free State

357

111

 

Gauteng

1,128

307

 

KwaZulu-Natal

4,050

1,236

 

Limpopo

469

272

 

Mpumalanga

86

123

 

Northern Cape

133

62

 

North West

178

110

 

Western Cape

2,249

751

 

TOTAL SA

10,591

3,660

(c) Number of persons 40 years and older screened for diabetes and number of new persons diagnosed with diabetes reported in 2018 and 2019 (January only) (Data source: DHIS)

(c)(i)

01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

 

Province

Client 40 years and older screened for diabetes

Diabetes client 40 years and older new

 

Eastern Cape

2,412,674

19,078

 

Free State

697,852

9,157

 

Gauteng

2,908,672

49,485

 

KwaZulu-Natal

5,261,552

18,498

 

Limpopo

2,048,233

15,684

 

Mpumalanga

1,110,747

16,190

 

Northern Cape

176,988

2,423

 

North West

808,038

7,543

 

Western Cape

247,705

9,853

 

TOTAL SA

15,672,461

147,911

(c)(ii)

01 January 2019 (Only)

 

Province

Client 40 years and older screened for diabetes

Diabetes client 40 years and older new

 

Eastern Cape

438,872

4,365

 

Free State

69,307

596

 

Gauteng

259,459

4,680

 

KwaZulu-Natal

499,803

1,301

 

Limpopo

178,356

1,102

 

Mpumalanga

97,935

910

 

Northern Cape

18,421

192

 

North West

79,044

938

 

Western Cape

23,632

772

 

TOTAL SA

1,664,829

14,856

(d)(i)-(ii) According to the pathology-based National Cancer Registry 2014 report total number of cancers diagnosed in South Africa: 75,577.

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18 April 2019 - NW792

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What are the details of (a) the strategy adopted by the (i) South African Weather Service and (ii) South African National Parks to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution and (b) how the specified entities will use the Fourth Industrial Revolution to (i) track the movement of rhino horn, (ii) predict poaching, (iii) predict the migration of climate zones and (iv) predict where crops should be planted?

Reply:

a) (i) The South African Weather Service (SAWS), as the national meteorological service, operates under the authority of the South African Weather Sevice Act, 2001 (Act No. 8 of 2001), as amended, through the SAWS Amended Act, 2013 (Act No. 48 of 2013). As mandated, SAWS contribute to solutions that relate to extreme weather, natural disasters and climate change and variability. These solutions are fundamentally aimed at saving lives, infrastructure and property, as well as supporting socio-economic development and building societal resilience. To achieve this, SAWS has developed a five-year Strategic Plan (2019/20 – 2023/24) that is particularly aligned with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (hereafter 4-IR).

SAWS strategic plan is anchored on three pillars i.e., science, technology and services. These pillars are supported by the human capital (with requisite knowledge and skills which are suited for 4-IR), inter-institutional and multi/cross-disciplinary collaboration, as well as global and regional linkages. The integration of all these systems with artificial intelligence, indigenous knowledge and machine learning are key to realising the SAWS mission of improving safety and quality of life of the people in South Africa in support of government’s priorities and programs such as the National 9 point Plan.

(ii) South African National Parks (SANParks) has an IT Strategy that seeks to leverage initiatives delivered over the past years and builds on the successes already achieved towards its desired future state. The strategy is adaptable to the changing technological trends moving towards the 4th industrial revolution. The implementation of the strategy towards this future state has realised a number of initiatives, such as building a sensory network (internet of things –IoT) in support of anti-poaching. SANParks management will continue to build on initiatives in the years to come.

b) (i) South African National Parks

SANParks does not have the capability to track rhino horn; however, we can track the movement of poachers and combat poaching as they enter the Park, in their pursuit for rhino horn. In addition, the horn can be traced back to its origin using chip technology, once it has been confiscated at or en route to destination.

(ii) In 2014, SANParks, more specifically the Kruger National Park (KNP), pioneered a multi-facetted program to enhance connectivity and situational awareness. These projects have now evolved to a system where the Internet of Things (IOT) approach resulted in the so called “smart park” concept. The core of this is the common and collaborative platform called C – MORE, developed at the CSIR jointly with Armscor and SANParks. This user friendly platform can be operated by all levels of management (rangers to park wardens) and all agencies involved in EAP, and specifically rhino protection, on any device ranging from smart phones to multi-screen computers in the operation rooms.

Through this system, information is streamed to allow surveillance, early warning, detection and tracking (SEDT), as well as fusion of all information and subsequent data from a suite of sensors. Current sensors include radar, magnetic, seismic, optronic, electronic and acoustic. These sensors can be in the rhino horn, on the rhino, on a fence, in the ground, on the ranger and on vehicles or air craft. It allows in time monitoring of animals, i.e. rhino; but also dogs utilised in the Anti-Poaching Units (APU), own forces and poachers. Intelligent collation and customised programs to process the data subsequently allows for the benefit of some Artificial Intelligence (AI) through predictive modelling in the form of heat maps, graphs, histograms and tables. This informs decision making and more intelligent deployment of resources based on validated trends.

(iii) In the context of the 4-IR, SAWS uses advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mobile Technology (MT), radar and satellite technologies, and High Performance Computing (HPC) for weather forecasting and climate predictions. Further, the institution runs earth system models on the HPC and processes weather and climate data and information for developing products and services for different climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water, energy, health, aviation, marine and for air quality and disaster risk reduction.

In addition, SAWS’ Integrated Service Strategic (ISS) approach integrates innovative technologies, physical, digital and biological systems to generate useful and innovative products and services. SAWS is actively implementing new weather deveopment programes to improve its capibilities in Early Warning Prediction (Weather and Climate), that includes Artifical Intelligence in Numerical Weather Prediction models and data management solutions for big data. SAWS also implemented a new Marine Research Business Unit that is active in implementing operational wave and storm surge forecasting along the coast of South Africa in support of operation PHAKISA.

In this regard, the analysis of long-term historical climatic trends and future climate projections are used for climate zoning. These results are used to derive agro-hydrological products such as heat and chill units, frost, evapotranspiration, as well as other products that are useful for identifying suitable sites and planting dates for different crops under current and future climates.

SAWS data, SANParks weather station records and satellite observations are being used to predict species’ future zones of climate suitability in combination with modeled future climate surfaces based on global circulation models, several of which have been statistically and/or dynamically downscaled for use at a South African scale through the CORDEX project
(e.g. Engelbrecht et al, CSIR, 2018). Species-specific models are being carried out on an ongoing basis by both South African and international researchers. Amongst the correlative species distribution models used to develop these are those that rely on artificial neural networks (ANN) to predict where species will be able to survive in the future. Principles of Network Flow are being used to identify the pathways of least resistance for each to use to move through the landscape in order to reach these, enabling SANParks to plan strategies to help this climate change adaptation. We hope to use several new and emerging technologies to monitor both climate change impacts and the effectiveness of our strategies to minimise them; these could include environmental DNA, additional satellite imagery (e.g. high-resolution Lidar), more sensitive and detailed weather monitoring and new technologies for measuring air and water quality.

(iv) The SAWS mobile applications (WeatherSmart APP and AgriCloud APP) are also mobile APPs showing SAWS weather forecasting products, which, for example, are used for planting dates of maize crop. SAWS is constantly exploring and implementing new digital avenues to get the products and services to the citizens of the country so that they can make informed decisions on climate impact. The same solutions are also used for agricultural operational activities. Most importantly, SAWS infrastructure and knowledge generation processes (e.g. development of data mining algorithms) are suitably integrated as early warning systems for weather and climate related extreme conditions such as flooding, droughts and heat waves; thanks to 4-IR.

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18 April 2019 - NW803

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of maintenance issues did Eskom power stations experience (a) in the two years before and (b) since he took office as the Minister of Public Enterprises; (2) (a) what was faulty in each case, (b) on what date was the item last maintained prior to the fault, (c) on what date was the item bought, (d) how long did it take to repair and (e) what amount did it cost to repair in each case? NW926E

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to Eskom and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW774

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) What are the details of the inter-departmental forum set up to manage the disposal of the Government’s immovable assets in foreign territories, (b) what is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of each member of the forum and (c) why has each member been appointed to serve on the forum; (2) (a) what is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of the forum’s chairperson and (b) why was the specified person selected to serve as the forum’s chairperson; (3) (a) which immovable assets is the forum looking at for disposal and (b) where is each asset situated; (4) whether the forum took a decision regarding the Government’s two properties in Bonn in the Federal Republic of Germany; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) In order to deal with the 18 properties identified by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) as surplus to their needs, the Department of Public Works (DPW) and DIRCO established a joint inter-departmental task team to give effect to the disposal of these properties. Under this joint team five properties in Namibia were disposed. Owing to the subsequent reconsideration of the possible alternate use of the properties, as well as the introduction and development of the Foreign Services Bill, the joint inter-departmental task team did not formally convene. However, in the event that DIRCO takes a decision to dispose of the remaining properties, a new joint team and its membership will have to be reconstituted.

(b) In 2009, membership of the forum was as follows

(i) and (ii)

Ms B Africa (Chief Director- Facilities Management DIRCO co-chair)

Mr E Dlamini (Chief Director- Property Portfolio Management - DPW co-chair)

Mr P Bolink (Director- DIRCO Facilities Management)

Mr M Phambane (Director- DPW Property Disposals)

Ms M Dumane (Director- DPW Key Accounts Management)

Ms M Molotsi (Deputy Director- DPW Property Disposals)

(c) At the time these members were employed in the Facilities Management and Disposal units in DIRCO and DPW respectively.

2. a) (i) and (ii ) The forum was co-chaired by

Ms B Africa (Chief Director- DIRCO Facilities Management co-chair)

Mr E Dlamini (Chief Director- Property Portfolio Management - DPW co-chair)

(b) The co-chairpersons were the heads of the above-mentioned Facilities Management and Disposals functions within DIRCO and DPW.

3. (a) As mentioned-above, the forum is not operational. DIRCO is currently updating the list of vacant properties abroad with a view to identifying the best way forward on each immovable asset, assisted by DPW.

(b) DPW is awaiting an updated list from DIRCO.

4. In the early 2000s, DIRCO, which was then known as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), identified a number of properties in various countries as redundant and a financial burden to the State. At the time, The DFA confirmed 18 properties for disposal in various countries. The 18 properties were made up as follows: 13 properties Namibia; 2 properties in Bonn, Germany; 1 property in Zurich, Switzerland; 1 Madeira, Portugal and 1 parking bay in Paris, France.

In August 2008, the then Minister of Public Works approved the disposal of all the identified redundant foreign properties through public tender. However, as this process was new under the democratic dispensation, the DPW then prioritised the disposal of the 13 Namibian properties as a pilot project.

It was then in 2009, that the Acting Director-General of the Department of Public Works along with his counterpart at the DFA approved the establishment of a Joint Foreign Disposal Committee (JFDC) to facilitate the disposal of all identified foreign properties. In 2010, the sale of the Namibian properties was advertised on public tender. Out of the 13 Namibian properties only 5 properties were disposed of and the remaining 8 properties could not be disposed of, as the bidders failed to raise funds for the purchase.

Since then the DPW and DIRCO have tried to resume the process of disposal of the identified properties located abroad without success. Nonetheless, the Foreign Service Bill Foreign Service Bill (B35B of 2015), was passed by the National Assembly in December 2018. The bill makes provision for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to be able to dispose of properties under DIRCO’s custodianship, in consultation with the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of Finance. Once promulgated, we trust that the Act will enable DIRCO to move swiftly to deal with properties that are redundant and a financial burden to the State. DIRCO and DPW will continue to cooperate on matters of disposals and facilities management, with a view to the DPW providing DIRCO with the necessary technical expertise to be able to develop its immovable asset management capabilities.

18 April 2019 - NW817

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

What is the current status on the possibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria?

Reply:

The Honourable Member should note that the project to relocate or move Parliament from its current seat in Cape Town is primarily the responsibility of Parliament, with the Department of Public Works playing a supporting role.

In this respect Parliament is responsible for the following:

  • Developing the business case for the relocation of the Parliamentary Precinct from a strategic operations point of view;
  • Initiating internal processes and debates within Parliament and giving the go ahead for the investigation into the feasibility of relocating the Parliament; and
  • Providing the Department of Public Works with the short, medium and long-term user requirements.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for:

  • The enhancement of feasibility and socio-economic impact studies and outline possible accommodation solutions.
  • Assisting Parliament with the investigations, the planning of the project and ultimately implementing the project, if deemed feasible.

1. OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS TO DATE

Various engagements have been had with Parliament over a number of years and to date the result is the following:

  • Inter-Departmental Task Team (IDTT) and Director-General forum meetings were held in February 2016 during which key items and actions were highlighted.
  • A Project Steering Committee consisting of the Senior Management of Parliament and the Department of Public Works was established and it is chaired by the Secretary to Parliament, whose responsibility is to ensure the successful implementation of the project. The project involves mainly the production of a comprehensive feasibility study report relating to the socio-economic impacts of Parliament remaining in Cape Town versus it relocating to Pretoria and project due diligence. The following sub-committee work streams were established in March 2017: Legal; Communications and Public Participation; Financial and Socio-economic; Human Resources and Labour Relations; and the Technical and Security Sub-committee.
  • Possible construction sites in Tshwane have been identified, but cannot be confirmed until such time that Parliament accommodation requirements have been signed off by the Secretary to Parliament. But, for this to happen Parliament must give guidance and take the decision to move the Parliamentary Precinct away from Cape Town and also legally pronounce Tshwane as the seat of Parliament, by way of proposing a constitutional amendment on Tshwane / Pretoria as the new Legislative Capital of the Republic of South Africa. Parliament’s decision will be informed by a comprehensive feasibility study mentioned above.

2. WAY FORWARD

The following recommendations emanate from the current status quo of the project:

a) Socio-economic impact assessment studies to be completed and the necessary funding to be sourced in order to conduct in-depth investigations of the possible construction sites that have been identified.

b) Parliament and the Department Public Works to discuss challenges relating to the aforementioned and develop a collective way forward.

18 April 2019 - NW787

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Economic Development

1. What are the reasons for each incident of irregular expenditure incurred by the Competition Commission (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; 2.whether the Commission has put in place a financial management strategy to control expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. whether the Commission has taken any measures to recover irregular expenditure from the officials responsible for incurring it; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) disciplinary steps have been taken against the official in each case.

Reply:

As previously advised through parliamentary reply PQ77, the Department has instituted a review into various matters relating to the effectiveness and efficiency of the competition authorities, which includes a forensic investigation into certain items identified in the Auditor General Report and the results of the investigation is awaited.

In addition to the above, I refer the Honourable Member to the published annual reports of the Competition Commission which deal with irregular spending matters for relevant years in some detail, including where appropriate, matters related to consequence management in relation to officials.

In relation to a financial management strategy to control expenditure, the Commission advises that it has done the following:

  • a) Revised its Supply Chain Management (SCM) policy to tighten controls.
  • b) Brought in additional capacity in the Finance Division to improve compliance and overall financial management.
  • c) Rationalised its level of activities in order to fit in the budget and generate savings to cover the previous year’s budget.
  • d) Adopted austerity measures including curtailment of case work, litigation as far as possible is insourced, filling of vacancies reprioritised only critical posts are filled, international delegations are reduced to one official approved by the Commissioner, only the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner travel business class. All other staff travel economy class irrespective of the flight duration, all strategic meetings or planning sessions are held in the Commission’s premises.

The wider review of the Commission readiness for the implementation of changes to legislation that I have referred to, will also address some aspects of improved technical management of financial matters and financial controls.

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18 April 2019 - NW753

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What has been the country’s carbon emission rates in terms of each sector’s contribution in each of the past 10 years?

Reply:

To support tracking of domestic climate change policy imperatives, South Africa, as a Non-Annex I Party to the UNFCCC, prepares and regularly updates a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory which provides an account of current emissions levels and trends. The latest official greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, approved officially by the late Minister of Environmental Affairs and submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), covers a period of 2000 – 2012. However, the Department has prepared preliminary GHG estimates for the period 2000 – 2015, which have gone through an independent review and public consultation process. Thus, in responding to the question raised, the preliminary estimates of 2000 – 2015 are provided by the sector. In terms of South Africa’s GHG inventory, four sectors are covered, and these include the Energy Sector; Industrial Processes and Product Use Sector; Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use Sector; as well as the Waste Sector.

According to the 2000 – 2015 GHG inventory, the net emissions are currently 510 694,09 Gigagrams of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (GgCO2eq). The Energy Sector contributed 84% of these emissions in the year 2015.

The table below provides a breakdown of the 4 sectors and their respective contributions to the national emissions profile across the time series of 2000 – 2015.

 

Energy

IPPU

AFOLU (excl. FOLU)

AFOLU (incl. FOLU)

Waste

Gross total

Net total

Emissions (Gg CO2e)

2000

341 494

34 071

50 600

35 306

10 838

437 003

421 709

2001

339 566

34 057

50 286

33 617

11 502

435 412

418 743

2002

350 968

36 141

50 886

33 258

12 137

450 132

432 504

2003

374 586

35 607

49 252

33 674

12 755

472 199

456 622

2004

390 091

35 784

49 179

35 301

13 355

488 409

474 531

2005

384 329

39 118

48 200

34 825

13 940

485 587

472 212

2006

391 155

40 173

48 529

34 803

14 511

494 368

480 642

2007

419 689

38 223

47 931

35 486

15 069

520 912

508 467

2008

411 802

36 048

49 424

38 082

15 616

512 890

501 548

2009

419 841

34 352

47 656

32 970

16 150

517 999

503 313

2010

433 688

36 442

48 803

30 890

16 671

535 605

517 691

2011

412 992

40 228

49 169

34 590

17 282

519 670

505 091

2012

425 532

38 955

48 224

25 429

17 866

530 577

507 782

2013

445 187

41 349

49 841

20 609

18 387

554 764

525 532

2014

436 363

41 878

50 269

19 148

18 965

547 475

516 354

2015

429 872

41 882

49 592

19 407

19 533

540 878

510 694

The table below provides the emissions for the base year 2000, the 2012 GHG inventory and the year 2015. It also provides the changes in emissions, in terms of emission levels and percentage, for each of the four sectors.

Sector

Emissions (Gg CO2e)

Increase
2000 to 2015

Increase
2012 to 2015

 

2000

2012

2015

Gg CO2e

%

Gg CO2e

%

Energy

341 494

425 532

429 872

88 377

25,9

4 340

1,0

IPPU

34 071

38 955

41 882

7 812

22,9

2 927

7,5

AFOLU (excl. FOLU)

50 600

48 224

49 592

-1 008

-2,0

1 368

2,8

AFOLU (incl. FOLU)

35 306

25 429

19 407

-15 899

-45,0

-6 022

-23,7

Waste

10 838

17 866

19 533

8 695

80,2

1 667

9,3

Gross total

437 003

530 577

540 878

103 876

23,8

10 302

1,9

Net total

421 709

507 782

510 694

88 985

21,1

2 912

0,6

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18 April 2019 - NW748

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of counsellors are employed at each institution of higher learning?

Reply:

The Department does not collect information on the number of counsellors employed by institutions of higher learning. The Department has requested institutions to provide information on the number of counsellors employed at their various campus clinics/counselling centres. This will take some time to compile, and as soon as the data is available, the information will be provided.

18 April 2019 - NW745

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of students (a) applied for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme at each institution of higher learning in 2019, (b) who applied for funding at each institution have (i) had their applications approved and (ii) received their funding allocations?

Reply:

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provided responses to the questions posed.

a) Number of 2019 applications for funding: 555 708.

b) The breakdown of applications and approved applications (funding eligible) per institution are attached as Annexure A.

(i) Number of approved 2019 applications: 445 054.

(ii) Number of students allocated funding: 433 516.

Annexure A

2019 APPLICATIONS FOR NSFAS FUNDING

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING COLLEGES

INSTITUTION

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

FUNDING ELIGIBLE

BOLAND

3 942

3 454

BUFFALO CITY

2 505

2 285

CAPRICORN

5 162

4 427

CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG

3 800

3 380

COASTAL KWAZULU-NATAL

5 844

5 308

COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN

4 238

3 803

EAST CAPE MIDLANDS

2 701

2 486

EHLANZENI

4 720

4 360

EKURHULENI EAST

4 780

4 310

EKURHULENI WEST

6 715

6 240

ELANGENI

4 999

4 545

ESAYIDI

2 739

2 544

FALSE BAY

2 405

2 133

FLAVIUS MAREKA

1 569

1 428

GERT SIBANDE

6 600

6 107

GOLDFIELDS

2 280

2 109

IKHALA

1 917

1 778

INGWE

2 156

2 018

KING HINTSA

1 616

1 461

KING SABATA DALINDYEBO

3 159

3 009

LEPHALALE

1 036

956

LETABA

1 875

1 700

LOVEDALE

1 406

1 261

MAJUBA

6 960

6 686

MALUTI

4 024

3 594

MNAMBITHI

1 642

1 586

MOPANI SOUTH EAST

2 036

1 866

MOTHEO

4 677

4 301

MTHASHANA

2 064

1 945

NKANGALA

4 274

3 871

NORTHERN CAPE RURAL

2 164

1 936

NORTHERN CAPE URBAN

4 684

4 469

NORTHLINK

5 408

4 904

ORBIT

4 135

3 464

PORT ELIZABETH

3 065

2 763

SEDIBENG

4 320

3 905

SEKHUKHUNE

1 830

1 659

SOUTH CAPE

2 875

2 617

SOUTH WEST GAUTENG

5 659

5 137

TALETSO

2 310

2 020

THEKWINI

3 373

3 039

TSHWANA NORTH

5 140

4 476

TSHWANE SOUTH

3 733

3 299

UMFOLOZI

4 256

3 897

UMGUNGUNDLOVU

4 427

3 902

VHEMBE

6 150

5 642

VUSELELA

3 535

3 114

WATERBERG

2 364

2 209

WEST COAST

3 668

3 428

WESTERN

5 768

5 230

UNIVERSITIES

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

10 040

7 195

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

8 143

6 045

DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

17 267

13 871

MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

7 478

6 003

NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

11 514

8 478

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY

15 789

11 527

RHODES UNIVERSITY

1 532

999

SEFAKO MAKGATHO HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

2 125

1 509

SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY

848

646

TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

29 558

23 573

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

5 178

3 587

UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

6 047

4 405

UNIVERSITY OF FREE STATE

20 063

15 485

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

34 966

27 522

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL

24 921

19 849

UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO

15 246

12 331

UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA

1 453

1 192

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

8 543

5 781

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

95 444

66 546

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH

2 912

1 801

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

7 594

5 281

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND

8 532

5 555

UNIVERSITY OF VENDA

6 911

5 301

UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND

11 138

9 218

VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

5 901

4 345

WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY

13 860

10 948

18 April 2019 - NW805

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What were the diesel reserves of Eskom as at 17 March 2019 for its power stations which use diesel to generate electricity?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to Eskom and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW808

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

What are the details of the logistical support and access to the market that the Government has provided to farmers who received land under section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in the past 25 years?

Reply:

The provision of access to markets and logistical support to emerging farmers have been mainly the mandate of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.

However, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform provided support for access to markets to farmers who received land under section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa through the implementation of the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) since 2011. Through RADP, the Department supported those farmers in co-operation with strategic partnerships to assist them with agricultural infrastructure, inputs and access to markets. Funding provided to projects include on-farm infrastructure, such as road maintenance for ease of access and marketing costs. Moreover, the support was a collaborative effort between sector departments and commodity organisations.

18 April 2019 - NW791

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1) What is the current (a) storage, (b) processing and (c) product development capabilities of the South African Weather Service; and (2) what (a) products and (b) capabilities have been developed for astronomy by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her in the past three financial years?

Reply:

(1) (a) The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has constantly struggled to upgrade its computer capabilities due to budget constraints over the last few years. The nature of the business of the SAWS is heavily reliant on computing power and storage in executing its mandate to South Africa. This reliance is mostly on High Performance Computing (HPC) and high end server infrastructure in processing and generating products required for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Africa related to Weather and Climate.

(b) The South African Weather Service has in the last eighteen months upgraded its HPC Facillity to the following:

  • 336 CPU’s that equates to 4032 cores that gives a speed of 73.8 Terra Flops; and
  • Storage Capaicity on the HPC is 2 Petabytes.

The current upgraded HPC is used at 90% capacity at 90% of the time to fulfill some of the South African Weather Service operational needs. The South African Weather Service has a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR, Meraka Institute to use its Center for High Perfomance Computing (CHPC) for research work and Business Continuty Processes (disaster recovery). With the South African Weather Service increased opertional requirements to run Numerical Weather Predictions (NWP) models i.e additional Regional NWP models, Ensembles NWP models, Oceans and Coasts models, Air Quality Models, new and enhanced Climate Prediction models, etc. Due to this increased operational workloads, the South African Weather Service is looking into replacing its HPC capabalities within 2 to 3 year time frame , as well as looking at alternatives including using HPC as service in the Cloud.

(c) The HIGH-END Servers used in SAWS is to run its Virtual eniviroment for all its production enviroment related to weather and climate, as well as all its back office enviroment. Currently, the enviroment consist of 23 high-end servers and 800 Terra Bytes which runs 250 virtual servers for the South African Weather Service. The IT enviroment at SAWS Head Office is currently in the process of being upgraded, with SAWS regional offices being done in the next 6 to 12 months. For BCP requirements the South African Weather Service also needs to upgrade its disaster recovery infrastructure over the next 12 to 18 months. The South African Weather Service is also looking into cloud offering to compliment server requirements and reduce costs for infrastructure.

(2) (a and b)SAWS is not involved in astronomy, this lies completely outside SAWS and perhaps it could be traced back to DST with the SKA project. However, SAWS is working with South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the agency under Department of Science and Technology. SANSA has recently been designated by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as Regional Space Weather Centre to provide space weather products in support of Avaition industry. The capabilities and product development lies with SANSA. SAWS is working with SANSA as the provisions of space weather are included as the standard and recommended practices in ICAO which is under the custodianship of SAWS for the provision of aeronautical meteorological services to international air navigation.

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18 April 2019 - NW764

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What total number of (a) tenders that were advertised by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in each (i) month and (ii) province in the past 10 years required tender briefings and (b) the briefings were compulsory in each year since 2010 up into 2018?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to State Owned Enterprises and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW770

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

(1)What number of meetings has the National Qualifications Forum held (a) in each of the past eight calendar years and (b) since 1 January 2019; (2) whether, with reference to her reply to question 2829 on 21 November 2018, she has found that the lack of activity of the National Qualifications Forum is a matter of concern since the National Qualifications Forum is deemed to be an important forum for her, the chairpersons and chief executive officers of the Quality Councils and the SA Quality Authority to raise issues with one another; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what steps will be taken to ensure that the National Qualifications Forum fulfils its mandate in future as envisaged in the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008, as amended?

Reply:

1. (a) The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Forum held eight meetings in the past eight years.

(b) One NQF Stakeholders Forum meeting was held on 2 March 2019.

2. The NQF Forum is an important structure providing the Minister and Director-General with the opportunity to meet with the Chairpersons of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and Quality Councils to discuss important issues regarding the strategic direction of the NQF, as well as barriers and challenges experienced in the further development and implementation of the NQF. The NQF Forum promotes dialogue and creates a common understanding to ensure the efficient development and implementation of the NQF. I was concerned about the lack of activity of the NQF Forum and actioned the NQF Stakeholders Forum meeting on 2 March 2019 to identify critical issues and continue with the annual NQF Forum meetings.

The Chief Executive Committee is a permanent sub-committee of the NQF Forum and has met quarterly over the past years. It reports to the Minister, Director-General and NQF Forum.

3. The Director-General will ensure that the NQF Forum meetings are held. SAQA, as the secretariat of the NQF Forum is tasked to develop a schedule of meetings. Furthermore, Recommendation 4.3 of the Improvement Plan for the Evaluation of the Implementation of the NQF Act (Act No. 67 of 2008) compels the NQF Forum to schedule meetings in advance and the fulfilment of its mandate will be monitored through the Department of Higher Education and Training, and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

COMPILER DETAILS

NAME AND SURNAME: BELLINAH MOLAUDZI

CONTACT: 012 312 5703/5081

RECOMMENDATION

It is recommended that the Minister signs Parliamentary Reply 770.

MR GF QONDE

DIRECTOR–GENERAL: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DATE:

PARLIAMENTARY REPLY 770 IS APPROVED / NOT APPROVED / AMENDED.

COMMENT/S

MRS GNM PANDOR, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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