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11 November 2019 - NW1261

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

(1)(a) On what grounds was the annual fieldwork project 385, Historical Archaeology, at the National Museum in Bloemfontein rejected after the project was included and approved in the 2019-20 annual budget and annual performance agreements, (b) how will the rejection of the project affect the applicant’s performance agreement and (c) what amount of money, resources and time (i) have been spent on the specified project to date and (ii) will be lost as a result of the rejection of the project; (2) whether the decision to reject the project was made by the Chief Executive Officer of the specified museum; if not, was the (a) decision made and/or approved by the Council of the museum and (b) applicant part of the discussions; (3) what are the details of all physical archaeological fieldwork and research that have been conducted at the museum since 1 January 2008, including the persons and/or entities that conducted the fieldwork and research in each case; (4) what (a) steps has his department taken to encourage black women to become researchers and fieldworkers and (b) number of black women are currently actively doing fieldwork in the Republic?

Reply:

(1)(a). The annual fieldwork project 385, Historical Archaeology was not rejected.

(b). the applicant’s performance agreement will not be affected as the above-mentioned project is not aligned to her job description.

(c)(i)(ii). No money, resources or time has been lost on the project 385.

(2). The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) did not make any decision to reject project 385. This was a project which expired in 2011.

(a). The Council of the Museum did not make a decision to reject project 385. This was a project which expired in 2011.

(3). The Museum does not keep consolidated fieldwork records which are more than 10 years old at its premises, the archived records will be retrieved from the National Archives in Pretoria and made available to the Honourable member at a later stage.

(4) The National Museum has set up a committee to investigate the barriers experienced by our Black Female researchers in the archaeological fieldwork.

 

11 November 2019 - NW1260

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What amount did (a) each provincial department of sports, arts and culture spend on provincial sporting awards in each of the past five financial years and (b) his department spend on national awards in each of the past five years?

Reply:

(a) The following is the expenditure as provided by each of the provincial departments of sports, arts and culture on their provincial sporting awards in each of the past five years:

Province

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

EC

R1 033 978.00

R1 805 920.00

R2 292 018.37

R3 205 969.49

R2 886 217.44

FS

No awards

No awards

R250 000.00

R320 000.00

R778 000.00

GP

R8 500 000.00

R9 503 034.00

R6 935 760.00

R8 999 614.00

R8 992 070.00

KZN

6 000 000.00

4 200 000.00

R 4 000 000.00

R4 560 000.00

R4 953 194.54

LMP

No awards

No awards

R992 695.00

R1 435 750.00

R1 156 470.00

MP

R1500000.00

No awards

No awards

No awards

R1 800 000.00

NW

R949000.00

R1400000.00

R1790000.00

R2307850.00

R2660560.00

NC

Not done

R850 000.00

R920 000.00

R935 000.00

Not done

WC

R521 529.29

R386 289.63

R728 026.06

R523 289.81

R541 416.75

(b) The following is the expenditure on the national sports awards by Sport and Recreation SA for the past five years:

Year 2015

Year 2016

Year 2017

Year 2018

Year 2019

R18 722 023.19

R15 387 606.00

R12 000 000.00

R8 869 803.05

R8 947 608.34

11 November 2019 - NW1165

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a)(i)&(ii) No costs incurred

(b)(i)&(ii) No costs incurred

11 November 2019 - NW1262

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

Whether any of the seven staff members of the National Museum in Bloemfontein who were accepted to make presentations at the South African Cultural History Conference held in Simon’s Town in October 2019 attended the conference; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) did the specified museum cover all the costs?

Reply:

(a). Drs. Hendrik Snyders and Marianna Botes of the History Department, and Elmar du Plessis of the Department of Collections attended the National Conference of the SA Society for Cultural History (SASCH) from 18-19 October at the Naval Museum in Simon’s Town, where all three presented papers. The delegates who were approved to attend were from the History and Collections department which conserve the historical collections.

(b). Yes the Museum covered full cost for Dr Botes and Ms Du Plessis and partial cost for Dr Snyders.

08 November 2019 - NW1290

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

With reference B the Government Notice No 1317 and her establishment of an advisory committee known as the high level panel in kms of section 3A of the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998, whose mandate is to review policies, regulations and practices on matters related to the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros, what (a) is the name of each body that each member of the high-level panel is (i) affiliated to and (ii) a member of and (b) (i) qualifications and (ii) knowledge and/or experience served as the basic on which each member was selected

Reply:

 

The details of each member of the High-Level Panel are provided below:

  1. Ms Aadila Agjee

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to Centre for Environmental Rights

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of • Wildlife Project for Centre for Environmental Right NPC

(b)(i) Qualifications • Degree - Bachelor of Law (LLB)

    • Postgraduate LLM -Animal Rights Law

b)(II) Knowledge and experience Environmental legal matee, litigation, legal regulations

 

for welfaRe of wild animal9 and compliance, legislative review. Animal nghb and welfare legislation

Professor Brian Child

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

‹b›‹i 4uaiirlcationx

b){II) Knowledge and experience

Mr Kule Chitepo

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

NATIOML A6SEfBLY

Global Environmental Fund

  • Biodiversity Panel Member
  • Scientific Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Fund
  • University of Florida
  • Peace Parts Foundation’s Community

Development Programme

  • Biodiversity Panel Member on the Scientific and technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility(2014-2018)
  • B.Sc. Honors - Agricultural Economics
  • M.Sc. - Agricultural & Forest Science
  • D.Phil. - Ecology

Nature Conservation, Communal Area management, Indigenous resources and Camp fie

Africa Resources Trust (ART) - Resources Africa

  • Chemonics International's Resilient Waters

IUCN Species Survival Commission (sustainable

use and livelihoods)

Resource Africa

  • Masters in Science - Environment and Development

Bachelor of Science - Renewable Resources

Trans-boundary biodiversity conservation expert, community development, policy development on rural communities, exposure to trade, Resource mobilization

 

Ms Ashleigh Doc

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(ii) Name of each body member of (b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

Mr Stewart Dorrington

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(li) Name of each body member of

•Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Nkosi Mpumalanga Gwadiso

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body members

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Kgosi Edward Mabalane

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

UT xsseuatY

Endangered Wildlife Trust Admitted attorney

  • Master of Laws - Environmental
  • Postgraduate Certificate - Environmental 6 Sustainable Development
  • Degree - LLM - Environmental Law

Nature conservation, community empowerment, admitted attorney dealing with environmental issues, restorative justice

Professional Hunter Association of South Africa (PHASA)

  • Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation South Africa (CPHC-SA)
  • Hunting regulation and captive lion breeding

» FASA

Degree - Bachelor of Commerce

Wildlife conservation, Hunting and Game Farming

Amakhonjwayo Traditional Council

Amakhonjwayo Traditional Council

  • Traditional House of Leaders
  • Chairman of Agriculture
  • CONTRALESA

CONTRALESA investment holdings

Certificate - Businees Administration

Community Leadership, Community Development and

Human Rights Activist

Baphiring Nation-Mabaalstad

Moses Kotane Hospital - Board Member

QUESTION NO. 1200 W2501E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

6. Mr Reuben Malema

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Dr Kelly Mamewick

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(li) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

MTIONAL AG6EMBLY

    • Village FM - Board Member
    • REMDEC (Community and Consultative Process Dispute Resolution Committee
    • HRM Mabalane Haven of Hope Foundation
    • Freedom Park-Board Member,
    • Provincial Contralessa Chairperson
    • Chairperson of HR & Remuneration Freedom Park Council
    • Groot Marico Biosphere Reserve Board
  • Certificate - Indigenous Law & Restorative Justice with Traditional Leaders
  • Certificate- Executive Leadership & Municipal Development Programme

Community Leadership, Mail & Guardian Top 200 young leader award, trained in Restrictive Justice

Empower Wildlife Ranching and South African Agricultural Industry Association (AGRI-SA)

Black Evolution Product (Game Meat Trade)

  • DAFF Ministerial advisory committee on Game

meat regulations

Food Security & BBG

  • Transformation Committee in Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)

National Diploma - Business Management

Sustainable use of wildlife, Policy development in agriculture, Game meat regulations, Business management

IUCN African Lion Working Group

Southern African Wildlife Management Associate

IUCN Cat Specialist Group

  • IUCN Candid Specialist Group
  • Wildlife Forum
  • Doctorate - Ph.D. - Wildlife Management

I

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Lulama Lorraine Matyolo

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

{a){II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Tebogo Mogashoa

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Mavuso Msimang

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

tJATl0hAL A66Ef/IBLY

    • Masters - Wildlife Management

BSc Honors-Zoology

    • BSC Degree-Zoology & Botany

Carnivore Conservation & Biology of Cheetahs, Project Management, Data Management, Wildlife Trade

Attorneys Admission Board

    • National People & Part B Task Team
  • Deputy Secretary - Provincial People & Packs Forum (Western Cape)
  • Degree - Bachelor of Arts
  • Degree - LLB
  • Honors Degree - Business Administration
  • Certificate - Legislative drafting

Legal and Compliance related matters

Wildlife Ranching Association of SA

  • Wildlife Ranching Association of SA
  • Kwandwe Rhino Conservation Trust

Degree - Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Game Ranching, Investment in the SA economy through Wildlife sector, Wildlife farming

World Wide Fund for Nature SANParks

United Nations

Peace Parks Foundation

  • SANParks
  • African Parks Foundation, established in 2000
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority
  • Peace Parks Foundation
  • WWF South Africa
  • Board's Social, Ethics & Transformation Committee

QJE6TDN NO. 12N W2501E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

Dr Tshifhiwa Constance Nangammbi

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(iI) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Elizabeth Johanna Lizanne Nel

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

    • Tourism Conservation Fund
    • Masters - Business Administration
    • Degree - Bachelor in Entomology & Biochemistry

Nature conservation, Institutional development, Tourism development, Chairman of Corruption watch, community development

The South African Council For Natural Scientific Professional(SACNASP)

The Parasitology Society of Southern Africa

    • UNITAS Malacologica
  • Zoological Society of Southern Africa
  • Doctorate - PhD. Zoology
  • Post-graduate Diploma- Higher Education

MasBrs of Science - Systematic 6 Biodiversity

  • BSc. Honors - Biological Sciences
  • Degree - Bachelor of Arts - Biology & Psychology

Curriculum Development in genetics, Piloting the establishment of a wildlife biological resource centre. Established the molecular genetics lab at UNIVEN. Empowerment of PDls and student

South African Hunters 6 Game Conservation

Association

Tshwane University of Technology IUCN Sustainable

Use & Livelihood Specialist Group

Southern African Wildlife Management Association

  • Southern African Wildlife Management

Association

  • Biodiversity Management(Scientific Services)

Limpopo Department of Economic Development

LEDET

MBA(Masters in Business Administration)

  • B.Sc. Hons. Wildlife Management

BSc Degree

Wildlife Conservation, Conservation lecture, IUCN specialist group, hunting, Wildlife management, Policy

QUESTION NO. 1200 NM501E

development, advocacy

  1. Ms Mmboneni Esther Netshivhongweni

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Professor Azwihangwisi Edward Nesamvuni (a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(li) Knowledge and experience

Wildlife Eco-Tourism Bio-Prospecting Association of South Africa (WEBSA)

Wildlife Ranches of South Africa (WRSA)

  • WEBSA
  • Board of Directors of the Professional Hunters'

Assoc.SA's(PHASA)

  • Conservation & Empowerment Fund
  • People and Parks
  • Master of Commerce
  • B. Comm Honors
  • B. Comm
  • Advanced Diploma- Professional Management

Sustainable Use of wildlife, Community conservation management

Professor Extra-Ordinary: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture at University of the Free State

South African Council for Natural Scientific

Professions

  • South African Society for Animal Science

Association of Feed Manufacturer of South Africa

  • South African Society of Agricultural Expansion

Doctorate - Ph.D. Animal Bleeding and Reproduction

  • Masters -Agriculture
  • Master - Business Administration

Bachelor of Science -Agriculture (Honors)

  • Bachelor of Science -Agriculture

Nature Conservation and Research in Animal Bleeding & Repuzluction

Advocate for Women in Conservation & Sustainable use and Strategic development & Implementation

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OUESTION NO. 1200 NW2501E

  1. Ms Sibusiswe Maureen Ngcobo

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

  1. Host Pheni Cyprian Ngove

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a){ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Kana U \/hulunge Mvelele

    • Member of the National Action Programme
    • Implementing initiatives related to Bio-trade
    • United Nations Convention to combat desertification in South Africa
    • Inter-governmental Science Policy platform on Biodiversity and Eco-system
    • Master - Social Science - Policy & Development
  • Bachelor - Home Economics

Diploma - Home Economics

  • Certificate in PFMA

Advocate for women participation in Conservation issues, Conservation and Sustainable use, Women in Conservator, Strategic development specialist and Implementation

Nghonyama Wildlife Africa

  • Institute of Dike of South Africa

Wildlife Ranching South Africa

  • People and Parks Organisation
  • Mabunda Community Game Reserve
  • LEDET Letaba Ranch Co Management

Limpopo Provincial House of Traditional Leaders

  • National Diploma - Public Administration & Management
  • Post-Graduate Diploma - Human Right
  • P0st Graduate Diploma- Labor Law
  • Post-Graduate Certificate - Local Government Law

Knowledge and Experience in matters relating to indigenous knowledge system in South Africa, Bleeding, community development

QUESTION NO. 12B0 NW2501E

  1. Mr Michael 't Sas Rolfes

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(ii) Name of each body member of

{b){l) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Professor Robert Hugh Slotow

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and axpe8ence

  1. Mr Deon Swart

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

International Union for Conservation of Nature

    • IUCN Species Survival Commission African

Rhino Specialist Group

    • IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist

Group

    • MSc. - Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

MSc. - Environmental Resource Economic9

B. Com (Hons) - Business Economics

    • Diploma- Integrated Environmental

Management

Environmental resource economist, legal and illegal market for wildlife products. He is knowledgeable in sustainable use, an expert in the analysis of wildlife trade policy for high value species and works closely with both national and international bodies in biodiversity sector.

Elephant Specialist Advisory Group (ESAG)

Institute for Commercial Forestry Research

    • Sugar Milling Research Institute
    • KwaZulu-Natal Institute in Research TB & HIV/AIDS
    • Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

Ph.D. - Biology

  • M.Sc. - Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science-Zoology

Research on genetics and conservation of large mammals. Specializes in Corporate Governance and species-related policy development, economics, animal physiology, welfare and protected areas management.

South African Predator Association (SAPA)

  • National Wildlife Forum
  • Provincial Wildlife Forum'
  • Hunting and Wildlife Association SA

African Lion Task team

QUESTION NO.1200 NW2501E

(b)(I) Qualifications

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

  1. Inkosi Mabhudu Israel Tembe

(a)(i) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Karen Tendler

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(II) Name of each body member of

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Diploma - Nature Conservation and Management

Wildlife Conservation, Policy Development, Conservation management, lion breeding and captive breeding, wildlife trade(local and international), monitoring and enforcement

  • The Tembe Traditional Council
  • Provincial House of Traditional Leaders
  • KwaZulu - Natal Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • UMkhanyakude Local House of Traditional Leader
  • Former Board member of iSimangalico
  • Former member of Wildlife Steering Committee of EKZNW
  • Diploma - Computer Course
  • Certificate - Management of International Criminal Prosecutions
  • Certificate - Leadership and Good Governance

Specializes in community development. Criminal Prosecutions. Training in SA Constitution, Community Development and Environmental Administration

National Council of Societies for the Presentation of Cruelty to Animals

  • SANParks Ethics and Animal Use and Care Committee
  • SABS code of Practice for Translocation and Capture of African Herbivores, Code on Zoo standard and animal experimentation
  • Advanced IWRC USA
  • NSPCA Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Unit

Rhino Response Project Coordinator

  • EWT 2012 -2015
  • Rhino Response Strategy

IFAW on wildlife rescue, response and ehabilita6on

  • Pretoria Biomedical Research Ethics Committee member

E\/\/T Conservation Management Committee

  • Committee for Elephant Welfare during the Tuli

0flE5TlQt NO. 12B0 NYf2 01E

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Mr Andries Lucas van Coffer

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to

(a)(ii) Name of each body member of

(b)(i) Qualifications

b)(II) Knowledge and experience

  1. Ms Pamela Bulelwa Yako

(a)(I) Name of each body affiliated to (a)(II) Name of each body member of

MTIOKAL ASSEMBLY

elephant cruelty case

National Diploma - Nature Conservation 6 Wildlife Management

Trained in Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Conservation, Pharmacology in wildlife rehabilitation. Rhino rearing and rehabilitation, Ethics of wildlife rehabilitation, Rearing and rehabilitating wildlife, Nursing and specialized nursing. Introduction to Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife nursing, fearing orphaned wildlife, Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation 1&2, Rehabilitating raptors, Crisis management, Oil spill response, Wound management in wildlife, Pharmacology for Wildlife rehabilitate, Ethics, Wildlife we4e

Professional Hunter's Association of South Africa (PHASA) and Confederation of Hunter Association of South Africa (CHASA)

  • Tourism Business Council South Africa (TBCSA)

Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officers Association

  • Board of Directors of the PHASA Conservation &

Empowerment Fund

Board of Directors of the Tourism Business Council

South Africa (TBCSA)

  • Registered national tour guide with SA Tourism (SAT)

PHASA Conservation & Empowerment Fund

  • Board of Zululand Rhino Reserve
  • Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officer Association
  • Goss Estate Hunting Academy
  • National Diploma - Electronics
  • Diploma - Business Management
  • National Certificate - Toun9lTl Guiding

Specialist in agriculture and wildlife conservation, game farm management, community participation and hunting.

Zenande Leadership Consulting

  • Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism
  • Seriti Institute Board
  • South African Tourism Board

Former DG: (DEAT and DWAF)

  • DDG: Biodiversity & Conservation

QUESTION NO.1290 NW2501E

b)(ii) Knowledge and experience

Regards

  • Former Board ECPTA
  • Master in Business Leadership
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Industrial Sociology, Management and Economics

Municipal Support and Turnaround Specialist, Environmental policy development. Women empowerment. Municipal governance, stakeholder facilitation and financial strategy development and sustainability planning specialist.

MS BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FlSHERIES

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NATIONAL ASSE£/BLY QJE8TION NO. 1200

08 November 2019 - NW1314

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

(I) Will the member of the South African Weather Service boast still be held personally liable for the finances spent on the six months salary in the premature termination of employment of a certain person (name and details furnished); (2) What are the relevant details of the allegations faced by the specified person?

Reply:

 

 

1. The Audited Financial Statement for the South African Weather Service (SAWS) for the period under consideration are available and the Auditor General has made no finding that the expenditure arising from the settlement of the dispute between the Board and the lower CEO amount to fruitless and wasteful expenditure. For his reason the SAWS Board, will not be held personally liable for this expenditure, as there is no legal basis to do so.

 

 

2. The Board removed the Chief Executive officer from office for, inter alia, failing to perform certain functions connected with the office of the Chief Executive Officer or b exercise those powers adequately, diligently and efficiently and because the was an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship between the Boast and the former Chief Executive Officer due b the following reasons:

  • A breakdown in communication occurred between the Chair of the Board and the former Chief Executive Officer;
  • The former Chief Executive Officer failed B, inter alia, attend meeting requested by the Chair;
  • Absenteeism on the part of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for extended period during critical periods for the organisation;

  • Inability or unwillingness on the part of the CEO b finali9e matters ‹elated to her missing employment contract and performance agreement for 2016/17 and to confirm the date of conclusion of the employment contract as 31 March 2017;

Regatdc

MG BD CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

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MTIQ\IAL A99EMBLY QUESTION NO. 1g14 IM2528E

08 November 2019 - NW1217

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) Why have the adult basic education and training facilities in the Hantam Local Municipality closed down and (b) what alternative arrangements have been made to accommodate the municipality that is already plagued by a high illiteracy rate?

Reply:

(a) Against the strategic goal of building institutional capacity in the Community Education and Training (CET) system, the Department took a decision to rationalize the CET institutional landscape in the interest of efficiency, effective service delivery and economic use of the limited resources. In order to guide the process of rationalization, the CET College System: National Plan for the Implementation of the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training was developed. The Councils of the CET colleges took resolutions in support of the proposal in the plan to rationalize the Community Learning Centres (CLCs) nationally from 3 276 to 200. For the Northern Cape CET College, the Council approved 7 CLCs and 80 satellite centres for accessibility.

The four CLCs in the Hantam Local Municipality were affected due to extremely low student headcount enrolments, which impacted on the provision of quality education and training. In the 2018 examination cycle, the four centres combined had 21 candidates, i.e. Williston with five candidates, Loerisfontein with five candidates, Niewoudtville with seven candidates and Brandvlei with four candidates.

In quality, planning and resource terms, there must be a lecturer for each subject and examination procedures in place, i.e. appointment of invigilators and markers. In the context of limited resources matched with the uptake of the CET opportunities by the communities, the situation was unsustainable.

(b) In terms of the Policy and Procedures for Regulating the Opening, Merging and Closing of CET Colleges’ learning sites, the rationalization process does not preclude the Council from opening and merging centres where there is a need. If the demand increases the college Council can be approached to open a satellite centre and deploy lecturers accordingly.

08 November 2019 - NW1360

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

a) b) c) i) ii) The Department did not do any business with the relevant persons, companies and trusts for the past five financial years and current financial year.

 

aa) Not applicable.

bb) aaa) bbb) Not applicable.

 

07 November 2019 - NW1356

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (Names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(a) Tony Georgiades – No

David Ngobeni – No

Kojo Mills – No

Paul Ekon – No

Trevor Pikwane – No

Christian Gouws – No

Eugene Clause Bezuidenhout – No

Gerhardus Jo van van Niekerk – No

Casper Van Den Burg – No

John Churchouse – No

Lesiba Edmond Sekele – No

Florin Mircea Cozmuta – No

Cedric John Bredenkamp – No

Paul Anthony McKay – No

Yi He – No

Maureen Ann Azvaradel – No

David Rajah – No

Paul Staveley Howard – No

Frederick Johannes Wessels – No

Lawrence Delville Hood – No

Christopher David Thatcher – No

Alan Menachemson – No

Richard Dan Hallam – No

Michael Casparis Maree – No

Lloyd Charles Jaffee – No

Andre Jeremias Esias Bezuidenhout – No

Mick Davis – No

Eric Samson – No

Dr James Motlatsi – No

 

(b) Ria Tenda Trust – No

Linked Environmental Trust – No

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation – No

Free State Diamond Mines – No

Adsani Exploration – No

Reva Trading – No

CTL Management and Personnel Services – No

 

(c) Not applicable

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(aaa) Not applicable

(bbb) Not applicable

 

07 November 2019 - NW1220

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) What number of bicycles did her department provide to learners residing in the Msholozi informal settlement in Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni, (b) which age groups did her department provide bicycles to and (c) on what basis was it decided to provide bicycles to the learners instead of a bus to transport the learners; (2) whether her department will consider providing the learners with a bus instead, considering that the learners are still young, that they have to travel more than 5 kilometers to the closest school and the cost of wear and tear on the bicycles; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.  (a) & (b) Information received from Gauteng Department of Education indicates that the Shovhakalula bicycles were distributed to Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni as follows;

School Name

Grade

No Bicycles

Year

Ephes Mamkeli Secondary

8-12

27

2016

Etwatwa Secondary

8-10

34

2016

Ekukhanyeni Primary

1-7

5

2016

Kgothalong Primary

3-7

60

2016

Lesabe Primary

3-7

19

2016

Isaa Makau Primary

1-6

57

2016

Magalelagase Primary

2-4

34

2016

Umnyezane Primary

3-6

144

2016

Solomon Motlana Primary

1-7

46

2016

Total

 

426

 

c) The Shovhakalula Bicycle Programme which is managed by the National Department of Transport and were only given to all learners that walk 3 kilometres and less across different grades.

2. The district office of Ward 73 in the City of Ekurhuleni has applied for learner transport for learner walking more than 5 kilometres to schools and the application is currently being considered for implementation in the 2020 Calendar year.

07 November 2019 - NW1110

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has put mechanisms in place to improve leadership and administrative capabilities of (a) municipalities, (b) municipal officials and (c) councillors to assist with appeals resulting from the decisions of the district municipal planning tribunals, especially in the Northern Cape; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a),(b),(c) Yes. The Department, through the office of the branch responsible for Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM) in the Northern Cape, has made extensive interventions incuding the convening of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Forum since 2016, which is held on a quarterly basis to discuss various challenges experienced in the province on the implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, Act No 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA). Extensive training on the SPLUMA has been undertaken for all municipalities as well as individual training sessions upon request by local municipalities in the Northern Cape. This included focussed training on appeal related matters. In addition the Department has provided municipalities with different spatial planning tools, guidelines and training material including the following:

  • SPLUMA Manuals for Appeal Authorities,
  • SPLUMA Core Training manuals,
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Municipal Planning Tribunals,
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Authorised Officials in terms of section 35(4) of SPLUMA, and
  • SPLUMA Manuals for Councillors.

The Department has also formed an intergovernmental team of spatial planning officials in the province spearheaded by its SPLUM branch and including the Office of the Premier, the Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA), the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). This intergovernmental team, co-ordinated by the Department, has been responsible to support local municipalities to improve leadership and administrative capabilities of municipalities, municipal officials and councillors in the implementation of SPLUMA.

07 November 2019 - NW1258

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether Coega Development Corporation is the only implementing agent appointed by the Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education for the supply and installation of security fencing to schools in the province; if not, who are the other implementing agents; if so, (a) on what basis was the agent appointed as the sole implementing agent and (b) what is the (i) duration of the project, (ii) total number of schools that have already been fenced, (iii) total number of schools that must still be fenced and (iv) total monetary value of the project?

Reply:

Information has been requested from the Eastern Cape Department of Education and will be provided as soon as it is received.

07 November 2019 - NW645

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)What (a) is the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School in Graaff-Reinet and (b) are the details of the time frames for the completion of the upgrades; (2) (a) what are the details of all outstanding amounts owed to (i) the main contractor and (ii) each other contractor or professional team and (b) by what date(s) will the outstanding amounts be settled; (3) what additional expenses has her department incurred in each month since the upgrade works were stopped?

Reply:

1. (a) Information received from the Eastern Cape Department of Education indicates that the current status of the upgrades to the Asherville Secondary School are at Stage 7 works and that the contract stalled due to consultants who have abandoned work.

(b) The time-frames are yet to be determined pending budget availability and reappointment of replacement consultants.

2. (a) professional fees and contractor claims;

(i) main contractor: R150,223.05, Fencing Contractor: R 83,087.92

(ii) Architect R1,021,811.26, Engineer R114,968, Quantity Surveyor R45,178.23.

(b) R563, 604.50 has been paid in September 2019 and the rest will be paid by November 2019.

3. The additional expenses are yet to be determined pending consultant analysis.                                                                      

07 November 2019 - NW796

Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW1911E

Reply:

In responding to the question asked by the Honourable Member, the Department of Water and Sanitation, the Department of Human Settlements and the entities reporting to me submitted the information in the tables below:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND ITS ENTITIES:

Department of Human Settlements.

Financial Year

Total Advertising Spend

(aa) 2016 – 17

R13 500 490.81

(bb) 2017-18

R22 229 242.17

(cc) 2018-19

R18 787 220.64

TOTAL SPEND

R54 516 953.62

The amount of expenditure that went to a black-owned media company was R51 389 543.05.

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R12 844 893.44

(bb) 2017-18

R21 547 846.08

(cc) 2018-19

R16 996 803.53

TOTAL SPEND

R51 389 543.05

The National Department of Human Settlements spent R4 440 617.47 on outdoor adverting during the financial years in question.

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R1 286 770.88

(bb) 2017-18

R2 955 342.59

(cc) 2018-19

R198 504.00

TOTAL SPEND

R4 440 617.47

ENTITIES:

Estate Agency Affairs Board

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Estate Agency Affairs Board

R56 295.53

R269 010.22

R153 091.96

Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R2 628 000.80

R4 393 318.49

Consolidated (Board and Fund)

R56 295.53

R2 897 011.02

R4 546 410.45

Advertising expenditure relating to Black owned media companies and outdoor advertising:

Description

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(i) Black-owned media companies

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R56 295.53

R0.00

R269 010.22

R2 628 000.80

R153 091.96

R4 393 318.49

(ii) Outdoor advertising

  • Estate Agency Affairs Board
  • Estate Agency Fidelity Fund

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

R858 240.10

Housing Development Agency (HDA)

1(ii) Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R1 553 969.32

R777 949.74

R1 544 003.50

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies and outdoor advertising that went to Black Owned media companies in the 2016 – 2019 financial year:

Description

Financial year

 

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

  1. Black owned media companies

R1 533 647.44

R771 699.75

R1 517 950.94

  1. Outdoor advertising

None.

None.

None.

Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R225 000.00

R2 151 000.00

R1 232 000.00

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R109 609.81

(bb) 2017-18

R1 127 778.48

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R1 675 488.29

Outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in each specified financial year. There was no outdoor advertising by Black Owned Media Companies in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year:

Financial Year

Total outdoor advertising

(aa) 2016 – 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R0.00

(cc) 2018-19

R438 100.00

TOTAL SPEND

R438 100.00

National Housing Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R19 203 153.00

R2 308 006.00

R3 038 281.00

2(b)(i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R16 237 742.00

(bb) 2017-18

R754 665.00

(cc) 2018-19

R1 668 809.00

TOTAL SPEND

R18 661 216.00

The NHBRC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years:

Financial year

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amount

R347 875.22

R58 381.68

R648 322.93

2(b) (i) Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R347 876.22

(bb) 2017-18

R58 321.68

(cc) 2018-19

R627 794.73

TOTAL SPEND

R1 033 992.63

NHFC did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Advertising expenditure for the three financial years

Advertising Expenditure

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Total

R69 220.96

R842 669.00

R718 542.40

Advertising spend on Black Owned Media Companies 2016 – 2019:

Financial Year

Total went to by black-owned media company

(aa) 2016 - 17

R0.00

(bb) 2017-18

R39 800.00

(cc) 2018-19

R0.00

TOTAL SPEND

R39 800.00

SHRA did not commission outdoor advertising during the 3 financial years in question.

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION:

Amounts spent on advertising incurred by the Department of Water and Sanitation are as follows:

Financial Year

Amount

aa) 2016-17

R 18,348,924.25

bb) 2017-18

R 13, 573, 547.85

cc) 2018-19

R 44 747 917.23

ENTITIES:

  1. (ii)

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Amatola Water

R182 000

R230 000

R206 000

Bloem Water

R226 049.15

R118 900.07

R 0

Lepelle Northern Water

R200,179.61

R245,268.97

R215,422.40

Magalies Water

R1,294,354.14

R1,095,411.21

R1,380,925.41

Mhlathuze Water

R522 358,32

R757 974,74

R1 053 151,42

Overberg Water

R295 671,82

R286 206,85

R113 613,57

Rand Water

R919 984.00

R1 006, 738.82

R3 337 877.50

R1 050, 000.00

R3 094 403.80

R321 847.05

R988, 833.25

R2 020 972.01

Sedibeng Water

R1 703 990.20

R75 720.66

R78 384.00

R40 995.49

R0.00

R79 292.50

Umgeni Water

R1 020 927.33

R1 441 568.61

R1 542 251.31

TCTA

R0

R73 743.75

R99 774.

WRC

R440 879.38

R279 537.01

R99 661.92

(b)

(i)

(ii)

(c)

Amatola Water

None

Not applicable

Not applicable

Bloem Water

BEE STATUS – 51%

2016-17

R 142290.68

2017-18

R118 900.07

2018-19

R 0

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 29369.67

   
 

BEE STATUS – 100%

2016-17

R 30386.4

   
 

BEE STATUS – 16.39%

2016-17

R 24002.4

   

Lepelle Northern Water

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

2016/17

  • R15,000.00
  • R18,176.40
  • R82,500.00

2017/18

  • R39,000.00

2018/19

  • R90,000.00

Magalies Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 6

BO- 45.10%

BWO -22.55%

2016-17

R 283,072.28

2017-18

R121,142.78

2018-19

R345,805.35

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 1

BO 53%

BWO 14%

2017-18

R 800,562.86

2018-19

R 987,118.60

   
 

BEE STATUS –LEVEL 2

BO 17%

BWO 6%

2016-17

R 90,870.94

2017-18

R130,545.17

2018-19

R48,001.46

   
 

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

BO 56.8%

BWO 17.79%

2016-17

R 920,410.92

2017-18

R43,160.40

   

Mhlathuze Water

R2 363 484, 48

2016/17

R522 358, 32

2017/18

R757 974, 74

2018/19

R1 053 151,42

None

2016/2017

R190 108.00 outdoor advertising

Overberg Water

BEE STATUS – LEVEL 3

2016-17

R 295 671,82

2017-18

R 286 206,85

2018-19

R 113 613,57

None

None

Rand Water

2016/2017

R3 902 501.50

2017/2018

R3 094 403.80

2018/2019

R2 112 707.20

None

None

Sedibeng Water

BEE STATUS - 50%

R1 978 382.85.

Out of the amount of R1 978 382.85, an amount of R1 782 374.20 was paid to community based radio stations.

R266 584.84: Was paid to a company which is 50% black owned.

Not applicable

Umgeni Water

2016/17

R768 286.43

2017/18

R894 323.80

2018/19

R906 561.41

None

None

TCTA

B-BBEE STATUS- Level 3

2017/2018

R 36 807.75

2018/2019

R 59 409.00

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

B-BBEE STATUS

Level 2 (2017-18)

Level 1 (2018-19)

2017/2018

R 36 936.00

2018/2019

R 40 365.00

   

WRC

2016/17

R189 415.58

None

None

 

07 November 2019 - NW534

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

With regard to the sanitation audit undertaken by her department in 2018, (a) what are the reasons that the audit was necessary when sanitation already forms part of the National Education Infrastructure Management System (NEIMS) and (b) on what date will the NEIMS report for 2019 be released?

Reply:

1. The audit was necessary as the data in NEIMS is not real-time data, as there are schools that might have received intervention or are in the process of receiving intervention or their status might have deteriorated for one reason or another. Further:

(a) NEIMS get updated when the Provincial Education Department submit the NEIMS assessment forms for completed projects per quarter,

(b) Every five years the Provincial Education Department are required to conduct NEIMS condition assessment for the schools as stipulated in Government Immovable Asset Management Act.

2. National Education Infrastructure Management System report for 2019 will be released at the end of the second quarter of 2019/2020.

 

QUESTION: NA 534: I

COMPILER:

MR ER MAFOKO

EXT: 4317

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

MR HM MWELI

A/DDG: INFRASTRUCTURE UNIT

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

MR HM MWELI

DIRECTOR–GENERAL

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

DR R MHAULE, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

QUESTION: NA 534: I

APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

MRS AM MOTSHEKGA, MP

SIGNATURE

DATE:

 

07 November 2019 - NW1158

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(a),(b) No

(i),(ii) Falls away.

07 November 2019 - NW1178

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

a) None

b) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

06 November 2019 - NW929

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What steps does her departments intend to take to (a) immediately remedy the total lack of clean running water which is experienced by more than 108 villages in Limpopo (details furnished) and (b) ensure that clean, piped water is immediately made accessible to residents of all 100 villages for which the Lepelle Northern Water Board is responsible for water provision?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation working together with various municipalities that are Water Service Authorities (WSA) in the Limpopo Province have and continue to implement a number of projects to remedy the lack of clean running water in the Limpopo Province. The Honourable Member is referred to Annexure A, attached, which indicates the eight Regional Bulk Infrastructure projects which have either been completed or are being implemented.

 

06 November 2019 - NW944

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the Westonaria Agri-park in the Rand West City Local Municipality is operational and functional; if not, (a) why not and (b) what plans has her department put in place in order for the agri-park to be operational and functional; if so, (i) who are the beneficiaries and (ii) how did the beneficiaries benefit since the inception of the agri-park?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Yes. In addition, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has developed a detailed implementation plan for the Farmer Production Support Unit (FPSU) to be implemented by 31 March 2021 in order to further strengthen the services currently delivered from the FPSU. The plan is to provide additional production tunnels; upgrade the packhouse; and construct a new storage facility; security lighting; water reservoir and reticulation services; accommodation for FPSU Manager; mechanics workshop for local repairs and maintenance; and a shed for machinery and implements. The Gauteng Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) will also deploy crop and soil scientists.

(a),(b) Falls Away.

(i) 87 farmers in a 20km radius have been profiled to make use of the facility. In addition, four cooperatives are currently active in the FPSU. The Voice-Out-Deaf and Boo-Letsholo Cooperatives have been operating from the site for approximately two-years, whereas the Seeds of Change Cooperative (occupying a 6000 m² shade net structure) and City Harvest Cooperative occupying the Vertical Chamber farming structure have both taken occupation of the facility during October 2019 after an open tender process was concluded. The Voice-Out-Deaf harvest kale, lettuce and spinach. This group also won the Provincial and National Female Farmer Award on the category of disabled people in agriculture. Boo-Letsholo plant only spinach.

(ii) Several farmers have benefitted from bringing their produce for storage in the FPSU packhouse prior to sending the produce to the market. Veterinary and Extension Support Services are also available to all farmers in the FPSU catchment area. Mechanisation support is available to farmers, the tractors and implements are currently stored off site at a municipal facility, pending the completion of the warehouse. A farmer training facility is available at the FPSU.

06 November 2019 - NW1229

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each entity reporting to him and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in each entity; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in the entities reporting to him?

Reply:

(1) (a) None (b)(i) none (ii) none

(2) (a) Not applicable (b) not applicable

(3) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1255

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Finance

What was the average turnaround time of his department’s services, including immigration and customs, pertaining to the (a) import and (b) export of goods at each port of entry in the Western Cape (i) in each of the past three years and (ii) since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

SARS administers the Customs and Excise Act and does not perform immigration functions at places of entry or exit.

(a)(b)(i)(ii)

Processing times per location are not available as the customs declaration processing system is centralized. Import and export declarations are submitted electronically to customs, processed electronically and released electronically by customs.

The historic data is not readily available and involves an extensive process of data extraction due to the current system design. The average turnaround time consistently over the last several years is less than a minute.

For 2019, the average processing time for electronic import and export declarations on which there is no impediment to the release, i.e. detention for inspection purposes, was 39 seconds. In other words, service providers who submitted electronic declarations to Customs received an electronic release message from customs within 39 seconds of submission, on average.

It is to be noted that more than 70% of all cargo are cleared prior to arrival.

06 November 2019 - NW1000

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provided electricity? (2) What; (a) is the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients, (b) are the reasons for the outstanding cost and (c) type of disputes are delaying payment of the outstanding cost; (3) What are the implications of the outstanding payments to Eskom on its debt or the special appropriations that Eskom is requesting from the Government; (4) What type of supply and payment solutions will Eskom implement to international clients? NW2152E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

1) As at 19 September 2019, the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provides electricity is 10.

(2)(a) As at 19 September 2019, the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients is R632 million.

(2)(b) There are three clients who have outstanding payments to Eskom and the reasons for these are displayed in the table below.

 

Client

Outstanding Balance Rm

(2)(b) Reasons

1

ZESA

Zimbabwe

R322 million

Zimbabwe has economic challenges due to political challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom and ZESA currently have a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt and ZESA is paying off the debt as per the agreement.

2

Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM)

R221 million

Eskom supplies EDM with standby power. The utility has financial constraints due to their generation mix which includes IPP’s which are contracted on a take-or-pay basis.

3

ZESCO

Zambia

R89 million

ZESCO owes Eskom due to power supplied during the previous drought period. The country has economic challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom owes ZESCO for energy imbalance which arises out of managing the regional system. Eskom and ZESCO are currently concluding a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt.

(2)(c) All the monies owed to Eskom are not in dispute. Eskom’s clients acknowledge their debt and attribute economic challenges as well as financial constraints as the cause of their delays in settling the outstanding debt.

(3) These funds could assist minimally with Eskom’s cash flows.

(4) Eskom will ensure that future contracts are designed to avoid build-up of debt in future.

06 November 2019 - NW1083

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will declare Mafikeng as a disaster-stricken area because of the water crisis facing communities, schools, clinics, libraries, and businesses in the area; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) form of relief package and intervention will be made available and (b) are the timeframes?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is empowered under Section 3 of the Disaster Management, Act (No. 57 of 2002), to declare a national disaster in the provinces. Accordingly, this question should be referred to my colleague, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

The Magoegoe, Khoi Khoi, Majemantsho, Makubung and Tsetse villages located in the outskirts of the Mafikeng Local Municipality jurisdiction are currently affected by drought. Funds have been made available through the Water Service infrastructure Grant (WSIG) in the 2018/2019 financial year to refurbish the existing operating boreholes to optimise them as part of the relief programme for the areas mentioned. Progress is at 90% to completion whilst awaiting the supply of electricity by Eskom.

The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality is a Water Service Authority with a mandate to provide the provision of water and sanitation services within its jurisdiction. The Municipality has appointed Sedibeng Water Board as a Water Service Provider to some of its local municipalities including the Mafikeng Local Municipality. The conditional assessment was conducted by Sedibeng Water Board to optimize the waste water bulk infrastructures. The recommended action was to refurbish the Mmabatho Water Treatment Works (WTW) to bring it to its original capacity of 20Ml/d had deteriorated from 20 Ml/d to 15 Ml/d due to a lack of complying with the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) by the municipality. The project was completed in December 2015.

The Department of Water and Sanitation, through the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) has availed funds for the upgrade of Mafikeng’s water infrastructure. Interventions that have been implemented and those that are ongoing to ensure water supply in the Mafikeng area include:

a) The refurbishment of six boreholes situated at the Molopo eye and Grootfontein compartment, which is another source of water supply to the Mafikeng area.

b) The pipeline from Molopo eye to Mafikeng was upgraded by the Department of Water and Sanitation through infrastructure built to ensure that the supply is sufficient to cater for the current demand. The scheme is operated by DWS and Sedibeng Water Board as the Water Service Provider.

c) A further upgrade of the Mmabatho Water Works will bring an additional capacity of 10Ml/d, for a total of 30Ml/d. The project is currently at 89% to completion on the upgrade of water works, whilst the mechanical and electrical is at 45% to completion. The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2020.

d) Phase 3 is a construction of the Lokaleng reservoir and a 10 km bulk pipeline to connect to existing reticulation which will commence once phase 2 is completed. Completion of the entire project is anticipated in mid-2021.

06 November 2019 - NW1174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department incurred any costs relating to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria n 25 May 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason? Nw2335E

Reply:

(a) The Department did not incur any costs during the inauguration of the President on 25 May 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

(b) The Department did not incur any costs during the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW795

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) (a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) (i)(aa),(bb)(cc) Please refer to the table below for details of advertising expenditure by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

(a) (ii)(aa),(bb),(cc) Please refer to Annexure A for entities reporting to the Minister.

2. (a),(b(i),(ii),(c) Please refer to the table below and Annexure A for a breakdown of expenditure by the Department and entities.

No

(aa) 2016/17

(bb) 2017/18

(cc) 2018/19

(1)(a)(i)

DRDLR

5 534 999.71

4 452 087.95

5 638 759.39

(2)(a)(i)

DRDLR

206 842.00

Mediamark

NONE

920 777.20

Cut to Black

 

20 520.00

Radio Riverside

 

503 686.20

MSG Group

 

69 000.00

ZaFanZone

 

6 000.00

Heartbeat FM

       

6 000.00

Icora FM

 

553 128.00

Mahuhumelo Trading

 

6 000.00

Nongoma FM

 

 

 

6 000.00

Nqubeko Community Radio

     

6 000.00

Pheli FM

     

6 000.00

Pongola FM

     

6 000.00

Radio Zibonele

     

6 000.00

Eldos' FM

     

12 400.00

Moutse FM

     

102 500.00

Mohodi FM

     

123 317.09

Jacaranda FM

     

6 000.00

Rise Community Radio

(2)(a)(ii)

None

None

None

ANNEXURE A TO NA-QUES 795 of 2019

Deeds Registration Trading Account

(1) (ii)

(2) (b)

(2) (c)

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

  1. Amount to Black-owned Media Company

(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

       

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

R6,379.33

R464,909.21

R171,860.27

R 32,026.75

Government Printing Works – Government Entity

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

     

R 111,632.24

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions CC – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 425,457.12

Mahuhumelo Trading Enterprise CC – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 26,090.00

MacDuff Trading Enterprise T/A Mac Telecoms SA – 100% Black Owned

           
     

R 47,942.70

BQT Construction (Pty) Ltd – 100% Black Owned

           

Office of the Valuer-General

(1)(ii)

(2)(b)

(2) (c)

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

Amount to Black-owned Media Company

(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

       

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

R36,448.24

R99,977.93

R134,862.79

R 21,136.41

Government Printing Works – Government Entity

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

     

R 250,152.55

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions CC – 100% Black Owned

           

Ingonyama Trust Board

(1) (ii)

(1) (b) (i)

Amount to Specified Black-owned Media Company

(2)(b)(ii) Total Amount Outdoor Advertising

(2) (c) Outdoor Advertising : Black-owned Company

(aa)

2016-17

(bb)

2017-18

(cc)

2018-19

2016-2017

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

398 411.79

327 754.02

423 951.81

10 326.10

Government Printing Works

0

0

0

0

0

0

     

113 439.47

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

215 879.40

Independent Newspapers

           
     

51 054.66

Media 24

           
     

5 500.01

MHP Geospace

           
     

2017-2018

           
     

47 477.00

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

101 726.58

Independent Newspapers

           
     

16 899.30

Media 24

           
     

500.00

MHP Geospace

           
     

109 305.00

TBG Media

           
     

10 000.00

Tower Group

           
     

33 950.00

365 Digital Media

           
     

2018-2019

           
     

66 241.00

Illanga Newspapers

           
     

65 486.11

Independent Newspaper s

           
     

34 446.17

Media 24

           
     

5 000.00

MHP Geospace

           
     

242 706.91

TBG Media

           

DALRRD response to the above-mentioned questions:

1. (a) (i) During the 2016/17 financial year, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) spent a total amount of R2 538 495.06.The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Bactocera Invadens Awareness (R249 933.60)
  • External Bursary Scheme (R75 103.20)
  • Female Entrepreneurial Awards (R359 350.80)
  • Internship Programme (R260 357.76)
  • LandCare (R620 638.86)
  • Assignee DAFF notice (R13 570.56)
  • World Food Day commemoration (R959 540.28)

(bb) During the 2017/2018 financial year, an amount of R 2 261 622.53 was spent. The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Arbor Week Launch (R1 201 616.08)
  • World Food Day (R313 300.00)
  • #YAFF Awards nominations advert (R190 608.75)
  • #Youth Awards (R556 097.70)

(cc) During the 2018/2019 financial year an amount of R14 288 507.25 was spent. The money was spent on advertising the following departmental programmes:

  • Arbor Month (R1 436 210.38)
  • Bursary awards (R171 603.00)
  • Call for nominations for Advisory Council (R297 459.00)
  • Internship Programme (R278 428.80)
  • LandCare Programme (R853 229.16)
  • Nomination of Agricultural Producer Agents Council (R18 257.40)
  • Nomination of Veterinary Council (R18 257.40)
  • Protected Trees Awareness (R447 391.63)
  • YAFF Awards (R613 471,86)
  • Producer Farmers Register awareness campaign (R10 154 198.62)

2.(a) The department has been sourcing service providers for advertisements through the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) department in each specified financial year.

(i) 2016/2017 Financial Year - Black owned companies;

Kurara FM - R7000

Radio NFM - R7000

Radio Riverside - R7000

2017/2018 Financial Year – Black-owned companies – None

2018/2019 Financial Year – Black-owned companies – None

(ii) For the 2016/2017 Financial Year Outdoor Advertising - Alive Advertising company, not

Black-owned) - R110 010.00

2017/2018 Financial Year Outdoor Advertising – None

2018/2019 Financial Year – Outdoor Advertising – None

2. OBP response:

National Assembly Parliamentary question 795/NW1910E

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department - n/a and

(ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years;

 

(aa) 2016/17

(bb) 2017/18

(cc)2018/19

Advertising spent

R252 336.47

R57 390.00

R59 286.50

(2) What amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) n/a
her department and

(b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

(i) Black media company

R39 600.00

R53 940.00

N/A

(ii)Outdoor advertising

N/A

N/A

N/A

(c)outdoor advertising to black media

N/A

N/A

N/A

3. PPECB’s response:

Question 1(a)(ii): The PPECB spent a total of R1,022,937 for the period consisting of F2017, F2018 and F2019 year, which was annually dispersed as follows:

Category

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

 

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

Total excluding VAT:

425,829

277,314

319,794

Question 2 (b)(i) & (ii): The PPECB spent a total of R232,650 (black-owned media companies) and R790,287 (other companies) for the period consisting of F2017, F2018 and F2019 year, which was annually dispersed as follows:

Category

Black owned?

% Black owned

 

 

 

     

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

African Framers Association of SA

Yes

100%

-

-

7,500

Agri South Africa

Yes

51%

16,000

-

-

Dirang Bohle Trading

Yes

100%

28,950

-

-

Picasso Headline (Pty) Ltd

Yes

53%

32,000

8,000

30,900

Tusk Event Management

Yes

100%

72,700

17,600

19,000

(I) Advertising Expenditure: Black-Owned Companies

 

 

149,650

25,600

57,400

Category

Black owned?

% Black owned

 

 

 

     

2016-17
R

2017-18
R

2018-19
R

Agri Connect (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

64,500

22,500

67,500

Fresh Produce Exporters Forum

No

0%

-

-

-

Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

11,020

-

-

Interact Media Defined (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

13,200

14,000

14,500

Kaqala Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Cape Media

No

0%

-

13,800

17,205

Malnor (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

35,600

13,400

44,850

Market Intelligence

No

0%

50,610

63,231

38,293

Media 24 News

No

0%

-

13,800

-

Mediacom Ltd

No

0%

20,860

31,377

41,500

MES Online South Africa (Pty)Ltd T/A Agrifood SA

No

0%

32,566

12,466

38,546

Now Media (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

34,840

66,450

-

Sa Fruit Journal

No

0%

12,500

-

-

Zip Print (Pty) Ltd

No

0%

483

690

-

(ii) Advertising Expenditure: Other Companies

 

 

276,179

251,714

262,394

Total excluding VAT:

 

 

425,829

277,314

319,794

4. NAMC response:

Expenditure on Advertisement NAMC

 

 

 

Financial year

Description

Supplier

Amount

2016/17

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

32,872.49

2017/18

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

33,611.76

2018/19

Internal Audit services tender advertisement

Human Communication

-

Total

 

 

66,484.25

06 November 2019 - NW1107

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with reference to the closure of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train, operating between George and Knysna, any progress has been made to restore the line and re-open it; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of (a) any progress made to date and (b) estimated date of re-opening?

Reply:

According to information received from Transnet SOC LTD:

No progress has been made to physically restore the line. Significant planning towards the restoration and re-opening is taking place. (a) A proposal from the private sector has been received and is currently in the final process of evaluation. The earliest time that the proposal can be fully supported and approved will be at the end of the first quarter of 2020. (b) The work towards the restoration will commence at the end of 2020 with initial operations, not on the full extent of the line, will be towards the end of 2021.

 

06 November 2019 - NW1367

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons , (b) companies and (c) trust( Tony Georgiades, David Ngobeni, Kojo Mills, Paul Ekon, Trevor Pikwane, Chistian Gouws, Eugene Clause Bezuidenhout, Gerhard Jo Van Niekerk, Casper Van Den Burg, Martyn John Churchouse,Lesiba Edmond Sekele, Florin Mircea Cozmuta, Cedric John Bredenkamp, Paul Anthony Mckay, Yi He, Maureen Ann Azvardel, David Rajah, Paul Staveley Howard, Frederick Johannes Wessels, Lawrence Delville Hood, Christopher David Thatcher, Gavin Treanor, Alan Menachemson, Richard Dan Hallam, Michael Casparis Maree, Lloyd Charles Jaffee, Andre Jeremias Esias Bezuidenhout, Mick davis, Eric Samson, Dr james Motlatsi (ii) Ria Tenda Trust, Linked Environmental Trust, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation Trust, Free State Diamond Mines, Adsani Exploration, Reva Trading, CTL Management and Personnel Services)) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so , (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

(a) Persons

None

(b) Companies

None

(c) Trust

None

(i) The past five financial years

None

(ii) Since 1 April 2019

None

(aa) Dates, persons, companies and trusts

None

(bb) Nature

None

(bbb) Monetary value

Monetary value: R 0

05 November 2019 - NW87

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) human and (b) financial resources has the Government made available to combat cyber crime?

Reply:

(a) In the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), the Serious Commercial Crime Unit assigned a total of 37 investigators and the Priority Crime Specialized Investigation (PCSI) allocated three specialized investigators, to deal with cyber investigations. A total of 99 cybercrime officials are employed by the Division: Crime Intelligence to combat cybercrime, nationally.

(b) No specific amount has been allocated to combat cybercrime. The DPCI has requested 196 additional posts to be filled, over a three year period. An estimated amount of R121,162,000,00 was requested from the National Treasury, through the office of the National Commissioner. However, the additional funding was not approved by National Treasury.

05 November 2019 - NW953

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION

(1) What number of public service employees have been found to have criminal records (a) in each of the past five calendar years and (b) since 1 January 2019; (2) What mechanisms has his department put in place to conduct vetting of potential public service employees to ensure that those with criminal records are not employed as public servants?

Reply:

1. The personnel suitability checks as prescribed by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration emanate from the National Vetting Strategy that resides with the State Security Agency. Departments keep their own databases on criminal records and information is not captured on the PERSAL system. A similar question was posed to me, when it was asked in the NCOP in relation to the murder of a 19 year old student of the University of Cape Town. My response to the question entailed that the Department of Public Service and Administration will be embarking on a number of initiatives to address the matter which includes, but is not limited to, the creation of a database of employees who have criminal records with the assistance of other relevant departments.

5. In terms of the provisions of the Public Service Regulations an Executive Authority must subject an employee or a candidate for employment to personnel suitability checks as directed by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration. The personnel suitability checks contemplated in Regulation 57(1) (c) of the Public Service Regulations, 2016 shall consist of the following:

(i) Criminal record checks

(ii) Citizenship verification

(iii) Financial checks

(iv) Qualification/ Study verification

(v) Previous employment verification (Reference checks)

Should a verification confirm a criminal record, the department has to consider the relevance thereof to the person’s suitability for employment in a particular post on the following basis:

(a) The nature and severity of the negative finding.

(b) The relevance of the finding to the job duties and work environment in question.

(c) The amount of time that has passed since the negative incident and the applicant’s subsequent behaviour since then.

(d) The record of the applicant in respect of multiple incidents of misbehaviour and convictions.

A department’s decision to reject an application on the aforesaid grounds must, however, conform to the concept of a fair administrative action as provided for in the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000.

05 November 2019 - NW77

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Mafanya, Mr WTI to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the total number of each type of cyber crime that was reported in the 2017- 18 financial year and (b) was the total financial cost in each case?

Reply:

(a) and (b) According to the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Administration System Investigation Case Docket Management System (CAS/ICDMS), no reference is made to a crime type referred to as "cybercrime". However, provision is made for common law and statutory offences, relating to the description of cybercrime.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) classifies cybercrime as any unlawful act that is facilitated by, or involves the use of electronic communications and/or information systems as an instrumentality, thereby including cyber “enabled" and "depended" crime. The DPCI addresses National Priority Offences, in particular cybercrime, through the e-commerce (banking) and broader organized crime platforms.

The National Cybersecurity Policy Framework (NCPF), which was approved by Cabinet, in December 2013, defines cybercrime broadly as “...illegal acts, the commission of which involves the use of information and communication technologies".

In terms of the current South African Legislative landscape, in particular the Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act, 2002 (Act No 25 of 2002), cybercrime is not clearly defined, instead referring to unlawful and intentional access and intrusion.

The proposed legislative framework, relating to the Cybercrimes Bill, adopted in the National Assembly, will ensure the categorization of cybercrime types and specified offences, which would be defined on the CAS/ICDMS as “specified cybercrime categories and specified offences".

In the 2017/2018 financial year, the DPCI received a total of 85 cybercrime investigations, of which 39 can be classified under e-commerce and 46 under organized crime. During the same period, the DPCI provided digital forensic support in 1 277 investigations, by examining a total of 4 234 electronic exhibits, allegedly involved in the commission of serious crime. The number of cybercrime cases reported to both Crime Intelligence Cyber Collection and Cyber Forensics, for 2017/2018, is 1 279.

The total cost, in each case, cannot be provided at this point, as the individual case dockets will have to be scrutinized to determine, what is in many instances, an estimated financial implication. It should be noted, however, that although victims often incur significant actual or potential financial prejudice, as a result of cybercrime, reputational damaged has, in many instances, proven to be even more significant.

Reply to question 77 recommended

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05 November 2019 - NW825

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) police stations operate between lnanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, (b) police officers are allocated to each of the specified police stations, (c) vehicles are operational at each police station and (d)(i) firearms are allocated to each police station and (ii) the specified firearms have been lost or stolen since 1 April 2014?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(ii)

(a)

Police stations th6t operate between Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMash u.

b

n otice officers allocated to each Police station.

( )

Number of operational vehicles at each police station.

(d)(ii) Number of firearms reported stolen or last, since 2014 to date.

 

Actual

Actual

 

Inanda

387

77

25

KwaMashu

256

43

11

Ntuzuma

219

46

8

(d)(i) The number of firearms, which are allocated to each police station, cannot be divulged, as this will pose a security threat.

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05 November 2019 - NW1159

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

a) No

b) No

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

04 November 2019 - NW1295

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the Deloitte Forensic Investigation report, commissioned by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, into Allegations of Bribery, Fraud and Corruption – Newcastle Municipality dated April 2006, as well as the subsequent Special Investigative Unit investigation into the same allegations, any steps were taken against individuals, councillors and officials who the investigation reports indicated had been guilty of malfeasance; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the details of municipal and provincial officials who were found to have been involved in any sort of malfeasance and (b) steps were taken in each case; (2) whether any penalties were imposed on individuals, councillors and officials who were found to have been guilty of any offence; if not, why not; if so, what penalties were imposed in each case?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1304

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of the newly purchased vehicles of the white and yellow fleet of the Rustenburg Local Municipality are registered in the name of a certain company (name furnished) that had been contracted to manage the fleet; (2) what number of the specified vehicles cannot be used by the specified municipality to deliver services to the residents, as the contract is now in dispute; (3) whether she has found that a certain person (name and details furnished) is in any way involved with a certain contractor (name furnished) appointed to remove waste in Rustenburg; (4) what number of waste trucks does the specified contractor own; (5) why is the municipality outsourcing the work, instead of using the new waste trucks that they purchased?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1327

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her department’s role in formulating norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in urban areas, her department plans to formulate similar norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in informal settlements so that the specified task is not left to local governments and services are aligned to those used in urban areas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) timeframes for the formulation of the specified norms and standards?

Reply:

The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation is the most relevant department for the information requested by the Honourable Member.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1337

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 by the former Minister on 25 March 2019 and her reply to question 331 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefor the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1383

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Which 14 municipalities in the Northern Cape received assistance with the alignment of social labour plans with their Integrated Development Plans?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1342

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 240 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1315

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to grants provided to the City of Ekurhuleni Municipality by the Government, what number of grants have been returned because they were not spent in the past five financial years; (2) what are the details of each grant amount that was not utilised; (3) whether there were any reasons provided for the nonutilisation of the grants; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the reasons?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1312

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)In view of the huge challenges that the Municipal Demarcation Board is facing (details furnished), what plans are in place for the preparation of (a) draft wards that must be tabled this year and (b) the boundary redetermination policy that must be reviewed before the end of March next year; (2) in view of the huge challenges resulting from the categorisation of municipalities (details furnished), what are the amalgamation possibilities for wall to wall category B plenary municipalities in the Northern Cape; (3) in view of the fact that small municipalities in the Northern Cape cannot retain or attract skilled senior staff, as remuneration for Municipal Managers and Senior Managers are not competitive (details furnished), what steps can the SA Local Government Association take to address the situation?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1284

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) number of companies were appointed to install boreholes during the recent drought period in the Western Cape, (b)(i) are the names of the specified companies and (ii) is the value of the respective contracts and (c) procedures were followed in appointing the companies?

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1384

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What are the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent criteria on which bursaries are awarded for further studies in the technical profession?

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1311

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) How good has she found the GovChat WhatsApp facility to be in dealing with the escalation process for unattended queries in municipalities and (b) do ordinary citizens get access to it; if not, why not; if so, how?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1338

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

Whether, with reference to the reply by the former Minister to question 1996 on 25 July 2018 and to question 603 on 16 April 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefore the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

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04 November 2019 - NW1283

Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) is the breakdown of the financial assistance given by her department to each (i) province, (ii) district and (iii) local municipality in terms of the bulkwater system and (b) number of trucks are functional at present and able to deliver water in rural areas?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1341

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 239 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1324

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the number of persons who were employed in addition to the existing establishment in each local government (a) in each of the past 10 municipal financial years and (b) since 1 July 2019; (2) from which budget(s) are the salaries of the specified persons paid?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1340

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

(1)With reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 2211 on 30 October 2017, (a) what progress has been made with regard to the building of a new water tower adjacent to that of the current Windsor Water Tower and (b) by what date is construction expected to start and be completed? (2) whether any further structural inspections of the existing water tower have taken place since the last one was conducted during the 2016-17 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings?

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

04 November 2019 - NW1358

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requested to note that the Department of Traditional Affairs did not do business with any of the specified (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) fall away (bb) fall away (aaa) fall away (bbb) fall away.

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04 November 2019 - NW1378

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

Whether the department did busines with

The department has not appointed any of the (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts as listed ,in the (i) in each of the past five financial years nor (ii) since 1 April 2019.

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(aa) – (bb) and (aaa) – (bbb) Not applicable