Questions and Replies

19 November 2018 - NW2845

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the The Minister of Public Works

Whether he has been informed that members of his staff are approaching members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) individually, trying to convince IPID to buy the City forum building that IPID currently uses as its head office and owned by a certain person (name furnished); if so, who has given staff the mandate to approach members of the IPID in this regard?

Reply:

I have not been made not been made aware of members of staff of the Department of Public Works allegedly approaching members of the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) individually trying to convince the IPID to procure the City forum building. I would like to urge the Honourable Member to furnish me with details so that I can make the necessary follow ups on this matter. Should we find any evidence of wrongdoing, I assure the Honourable Member that will we will act swiftly and decisively on that.

19 November 2018 - NW2888

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) are the details of the supply of (i) linen and (ii) gowns at each hospital in the country and (b) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital?

Reply:

Some provinces procure linen and gowns centrally whilst others have delegated this function to hospitals. Local tender processes are used my provinces to procure linen and gowns. In addition, RT60/2017 is a transversal tender issued by National Treasury which can be used by provinces to procure these commodities.

 

END.

19 November 2018 - NW2892

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of premature babies that were born at each hospital since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

The total number of premature babies that were born at each hospital since 01 January 2017 (data extracted from DHIS, 22 October 2018 using proxy Indicator of Live births below 2500g) is reflected in Annexure A attached.

END.

19 November 2018 - NW2261

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) With reference to the Minister of Labour’s reply to question 1984 on 5 July 2018, what (a) number of the buildings housing the Department of Labour’s labour centres are owned by the Department of Labour; and (b) is the Rand value of each building; (2) (a) what number of the buildings housing the Department of Labour’s labour centres are leased by the Department of Labour, (b) what is the monthly rental amount of each building; and (c) from whom is each building leased?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Department of Labour does not own any building utilised as Labour centres.

(b) Falls away.

(2) The Department of Public Works has a total of 125 leases of behalf of the Department of Labour for the purpose of housing Labour Centres.

(a) and (b) Please see Annexure A accompanying this reply for the details.

19 November 2018 - NW2566

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in her department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

Defence Act Members

(1) (a) The total number of

 

  1. Deputy directors-general equivalent (Lieutenant Generals): Nine (9).

(ii) Chief Directors equivalent (Major Generals): Forty one (41).

(aa) Acting Deputy directors-general and Chief Director: Zero (0).

(bb) Permanent capacity of deputy director-general and Chief Directors: Fifty (50).

(b) (i) Total number of women Deputy director general (Lieutenant General): Zero (0).

(ii) Total number of women Chief Directors (Major Generals): Seven (7).

(2) (a) (i) Total number of Chief Executive Officers: Zero (0).

(ii) Directors (Brigadier Generals): One hundred and seventy (170). They are reporting directly to their different Chief Directors (Major Generals).

(b) (i) Total number of women chief executive officers: Zero (0).

(iii) Women Directors (Brigadier Generals): Thirty nine (39).

Public Service Act Employees

(1) (a) The total number of

(i) Deputy directors-general: Five (5).

(ii) Chief Directors: fourteen (14).

(aa) Acting Deputy directors-general: One (1) and Chief Directors: One (1).

(bb) Permanent capacity of Deputy directors-general: five (5) and Chief Directors: Fourteen (14).

(b) The total number of Deputy Directors-General that are female is three (3) and Chief Directors is four (4).

(2) (a) (i) Total number of Chief Executive Officers: Zero (0).

(ii) Total number of Directors: forty two (42). They are reporting directly to their different Chief Directors.

(b) (i) Total number of women chief executive officers: Zero (0).

(ii) Women Directors: Seventeen (17).

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

REPLY

(1)

(aa) Acting – Chief Director Skills Development and Empowerment: Ms L Mabitsela (female)

(bb) Permanent

(i) DDG Corporate Services – Maj Gen (rtd) Make (male)

DDG Empowerment and Stakeholder Management – Ms Mafu (female)

(ii) Chief Director Strategic Support – Adv Ntsaluba (female)

Chief Director Health and Wellness – Ms Morolo (female)

Chief Director Provincial Office & Stakeholder Management – Mr Ngobeni (male)

Chief Director Heritage,Memorialisation,Burials & Honouring–Mr Mchunu (male)

(b)

(i) Deputy Director General – 1

(ii) Chief Directors – 2 Permanent and 1 Acting.

(2) not applicable to DMV

MILOMBUD

There are no deputy director-general’s staffed within the Office of the Military Ombud. One (1) female Chief Director was recently appointed on a permanent capacity.

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(a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case

Two male (2) directors are reporting to the chief director.

DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE COMMISSION

REPLY:

None.

CASTLE CONTROL BOARD

REPLY:

Only one (1) Chief Executive Officer and one (1) Chief Financial Officer are appointed by the Board of 11 members of which CLog is the Chair.  There are no Directors at the Castle Control Board.

None

ARMSCOR

REPLY:

  1. (a) (i) Armscor, the Acquisition Agency for the Department of Defence, has six (6) Group Executives and eleven (11) Executive Managers.

(ii)(aa) Armscor has only one acting Group Executive and one acting Executive Manager.

(bb) There are five (5) permanent Group Executives and 11 permanent Executive Managers.

(b) Of the six (6) Group Executives, one is female. Of the 11 Executive Managers, four (4) are female.

(2) a (i) Armscor is managed by one Chief Executive Officer.

(ii) Armscor has eleven (11) Board members.

(b) Of the 11 Board members, five (5) are female.

19 November 2018 - NW2724

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether his department conducts regular health and safety inspections as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA), at both state-owned and rented buildings under its control; if not, why not; if so, what is the frequency of the inspections; (2) Which (a) state-owned and (b) rented buildings have been found not to meet the minimum requirements in terms of the OHSA in each of the specified metropolitan municipalities (details furnished); (3) What (a) measures has his department put in place to meet the Act’s safety requirements, (b) is the estimated cost in each case and (c) are the projected timelines; (4) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Department of Public Works, through its Facilities Management Branch (Occupational Health and Safety Unit) conducts regular inspections for both state - owned and leased facilities as per Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Act No. 85 of 1993) (herein after referred to as the OHS Act) and the Municipal by-laws to identify all building compliance issues. These inspections are conducted on a monthly basis (against annual targets) and any non-compliance is reported to relevant departmental branches for rectification.

(2) (a) Buildings are inspected on a monthly basis and referred to relevant branches as and when compliance issues arise. The list of buildings is not static due to the fact that all emergency compliance issues are attended to as and when these issues arise – whilst upgrades, improvements and refurbishments are handled through longer term processes.

 

(b) The leased buildings are also inspected on a monthly basis according to an approved plan. The reports thereof are submitted to the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) Branch to take up the non-compliance and maintenance issues with the relevant Landlords, by invoking the relevant clauses in the lease agreements. The list of buildings is also not static due to the fact that all emergency compliance issues are attended to as and when these issues are raised – whilst upgrades, improvements and refurbishments are handled through longer term processes.

(3) (a) In the case of State-owned facilities – after each and every inspection – the inspectors compile a report with a list of defects or any compliance issues to the relevant branches within the Department. This is an on-going exercise.

If emergency and minor maintenance works are required the rectification works are referred to the Regional Offices for implementation using the day-to-day maintenance strategy. This usually takes a week up to a month to implement – depending on the complexity of the works and availability of materials.

If major works are required the reports are then referred to relevant branches in the Department for Budgeting, Design and Execution (this is medium to long term). The medium to long term major works projects will take up to a year and may even be multi-year projects. This is due to the magnitude of the projects, which may involve budgeting in terms of medium term expenditure framework (MTEF), a process that involves planning and design, public tendering, adjudication and project execution.

This means that whilst other buildings may not be fully compliant – plans and / or projects are made to rectify them. Unfortunately, we have a backlog on addressing the OHS compliance issues and this is due to the sheer size of the portfolio of Public Works and the fact that maintenance is heavily underfunded. The asset portfolio of the Department is vast, making up over 90 000 buildings, 70 percent of which are in a fair state of repair

As evidenced by various incidences concerning operational emergencies, it is apparent that the lack of adequate maintenance has resulted in numerous contraventions of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards, which tends to affect service delivery and more so the health of Government officials. Even more severe, is the risk of equipment failure (boilers, lifts air-conditioning systems, etc.), which could potentially lead to catastrophic consequences for both the Department and the State.

The challenge however, I that over time the infrastructure budgets in the User Departments have reduced or been diverted to other key service delivery activities. The reduction in infrastructure budgets presents a significant risk with regard to the repair, refurbishment and maintenance of the portfolio and consequently renders the upkeep of the portfolio unaffordable. One of the pre-conditions for the existence and operationalization of the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) is that it must adopt business-like principle and operate on a cost recovery basis. However, the PMTE is dealing with a historical challenge of Inadequate funding due to low tariffs charged to User departments. These tariffs do not adequately make provision for capital expenditure and also do not adequately make adequate provision for maintenance.

With respect to the maintenance backlog, the financial impact of improving the condition of the portfolio to an acceptable level is being quantified.

The Department, through the PMTE, is in discussion with the National Treasury to highlight the extent of the backlog and seek innovative solutions along with User departments to address this.

(b) The standard lease agreement contains provisions of how the Department is to handle maintenance and non-compliance issues. These range between minor works and major works. Minor works may be completed within a week to a month – whilst major works may take longer.

If a Landlord does not comply with the OHS Act (Act No. 85 of 1993) the Department reserves the right to put the Landlord into terms – failing which, the lease agreement may be terminated.

 

(c) Time Lines are dependent on the works:

Emergency and Minor Works – Within one week up to a month to implement – depending on the complexity of the works and availability of materials.

The medium to long term major works projects will take up to a year and may even be multi-year projects. This is due to the magnitude of the projects that involve budgeting (in line with MTEF processes); planning and design, public tendering, adjudication and project execution.

(4) A statement will be made as and when it is necessary to do so.

19 November 2018 - NW2867

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

Whether a certain person (name furnished) employed at the Komani Psychiatric Hospital in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape met the stipulated qualifications of the advertised post at the time of the specified person’s appointment?

Reply:

No allegations of corruption and/or maladministration were brought against Ms Nosisana Toni in the period 2014 to date.

 

END.

19 November 2018 - NW1694

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each hospital that had dysfunctional mortuary fridges as at 1 May 2018, (b) number of mortuary fridges were dysfunctional in each specified hospital and (c) is the length of time that each fridge was dysfunctional?

Reply:

Kindly see responses belowby Province.

  1. (i)(a)
  1. (ii)(a)

(b)

(c)

Name of Hospital

Location of hospital(District)

Number of Fridges dysfunctional as at 1 May 2018

Length of time each fridge was dysfunctional

EASTERN CAPE

 

Cofimvaba

Amathole

3

7 months

Elliot

Chris Hani

1

7 months

Empilisweni

Joe Ggabi

1

7 months

Lady Grey

Joe Ggabi

1

7 months

 

FREE STATE

 

Dr. J S Moroka

Motheo

1

12 months

Diamant District

Xhariep

4

2months

Katleho/Winburg Complex

Lejweleputswa

2 Katleho

2 Winburg

2 years

1 month

National

Motheo

1

12 months

Nala//Mohau Complex

Lejweleputswa

1 Nala

1 Mohau

6 Days

1 month

 

GAUTENG

 

Bheki Mlangeni

Johannesburg

1

5 days

Carletonville

West Rand

1

1 month

Charlotte Maxeke

Johannesburg

1

5 months

Chris Hani Baragwanath

Johannesburg

1

6 months

Far East Rand Hospital

Ekurhuleni

1

4 days

Jubilee

Tshwane

2

(1)9 months

(1) 3 months

Mamelodi

Tshwane

1

1 hour 30 minutes

Odi

Tshwane

3

(1)10 years

(2) 8 years

Weskoppies

Tshwane

1

12 months

 

KWAZULU-NATAL

 

King Dini Zulu Complex

eThekwini 

1

11 days

King Edward VII

eThekwini 

1

3 months

St Margaret’s

Harry Gwala

2

(1) 8 months and

(1) 2 Months

 

LIMPOPO

 

Mankweng

Capricorn

6

3 weeks

Letaba hospital

Mopani

6

8 weeks

Pietersburg

Capricorn

54

8 months

Tshilidzini

Vhembe

3

12 months

St Ritas

Sekhukhune

5

2 days

 

MPUMALANGA

 

Bethal

GertSibande

2

2months

Carolina

GertSibande

1

7days

eMbhuleni

GertSibande

3

7 days

Ermelo

GertSibande

3

17 days

Middleburg

Nkangala

6

2 years 2 months

Standerton

Lekwa

3

17 days

Waterfall Boven

Nkangala

1

3 months

Witbank

Nkangala

12

12 months

 

NORTH WEST

     

Brits

Bojanala

1

2 weeks

Mafikeng

NgakaModiri

3

1 week

 

NORTHERN CAPE

     

Central

PixlyKaSeme

1

5 weeks

Connie Vorster

Francis Baard

1

5 months

       

END.

16 November 2018 - NW2867

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Health

Whether a certain person (name furnished) employed at the Komani Psychiatric Hospital in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape met the stipulated qualifications of the advertised post at the time of the specified person’s appointment?

Reply:

No allegations of corruption and/or maladministration were brought against Ms Nosisana Toni in the period 2014 to date.

 

END.

16 November 2018 - NW3213

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Has the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) subsidised in any way movie tickets for the viewing of the film Black Panther; if so, does this fall within the approved programmes of the NYDA in terms of their annual performance plan?

Reply:

  1. The NYDA has not subsidised movie tickets for the viewing of the film Black Panther.
   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

16 November 2018 - NW2984

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Whether she will furnish Mr K P Robertson with the updated list of beneficiaries of the Somhlolo Trust, which was verified by the University of Pretoria in March 2018?

Reply:

The Department and the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights have not yet received the final report on the originally dispossessed individuals from Somhlolo Trust verified by the University of Pretoria. This report will then inform the verification of all beneficiaries of this land claim.

16 November 2018 - NW3176

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

(1) (a) What number of inspector positions exist in the Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance and (b) what number of posts are (i) filled and/or (ii) vacant; (2) Whether any work of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance is outsourced; if not, why not; if so, (a) what kind of work is outsourced and (b) what is the budget for outsourcing?

Reply:

  1. (a) The Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance does not have positions or designations of inspector posts in their establishment since in the main it is the policy development unit. The Directorate utilizes a matrix of inspectors residing within the Directorate Inspection Services and the designated assignees to enforce the two legislations (Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990 and the Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989). There are currently 39 inspectors who are responsible for inspection of certain regulated products and the exercise of an oversight role over the activities of the designated assignees. (b) there is a total of (i) 30 (thirty) filled posts and (ii)  9 (nine) vacant posts.\
  2. (a) There is no work of the Directorate Food Safety and Quality Assurance that has been outsourced. However, the Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990 does allow the designation of assignees to complement the inspection services. There are currently seven assignees in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act (b) the designation does not cost the department anything.

16 November 2018 - NW3436

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

(1) (a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

For the past ten (10) financial years artwork was not identified as a high risk area to be audited and therefore no internal audits were conducted of artwork owned by Government which is under the Minister’s department’s curatorship. Although no internal audits were done there are regular stock takes of assets performed by the Directorate: Asset Management. The latest stock take conducted on the artwork in the Ministry office in Cape Town was on 20 September 2017 and no discrepancies were found.

Currently there are five artwork paintings and all five of them are currently in room 106 in Cape Town. Please refer to the attached document for the details as per the stock take conducted on 20 September 2017.

16 November 2018 - NW2983

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) signed an agreement with her department to lease the Richtersfontein farm near Kamhlushwa in the Nkomazi Local Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the agreement signed and (b) what (i) is the term and (ii) are the conditions of the agreement; (2) whether the existing agreement will be terminated and/or not renewed; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the specified farm was purchased as part of her department’s redistribution programmes; if not, was it restituted; if so, what (a) was the purchase price, (b) is the size of the farm and (c) portion is arable and is currently being farmed; (4) (a) what grants have been given to groups after the purchase of the property, (b) who are the groups that have occupied and received these grants and what amount has each group received and (c) according to which programme has each group received these grants?

Reply:

  1. No.

(a),(b)(i)-(ii) Falls away.

2. Falls away

3. (a),(b) Falls away

4. (a),(b),(c) Falls away

16 November 2018 - NW3314

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

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

Reply:

Response from the Department

ICT Infrastructure

(a)

Date Upgraded

(b)

Name of Company responsible for upgrades

(c)

Monetary Value

Network Infrastructure

2014

Dimension Data

R10 282 962.96

Telephony

2015

ATIO

R20 523 626.31

Server Infrastructure

2017

Aptronics

R4 852 563.03

Backup Infrastructure

2017

XON

R21 134 379.99

ICT Infrastructure

(a)

Name of Company responsible for current maintenance

(b)

Monetary Value

Enterprise Content Management

We solve ECMS

R4 611 068.25

Novell / Email Infrastructure

Micro Focus

R3 977 445.62

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Microsoft

R27 864 735.78

Architecture for Integrated Systems (ARIS)

Software AG

R343 101.97

CA Service Desk Solution

Computer Associates

R346 560.00

Network Operating Centre

Alteram Solutions

R8 148 256.96

Antivirus Software

Datategra

R488 203.02

Web Gateway Security -MacAfee

Dynamic Recovery Services

R192 802.50

Vulnerability tool

XON

R1 431 965.40

Response from the Entities

Entity

(1)(a)(i)(ii)

(1)(b)

(1)(c)

(1)(d)

(2)(a)(i)(ii)

(2)(b)

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

The CIPC (IT) infrastructure was last upgraded or updated on 21 May 2018

DAC Systems

R2 942 731

Design, implementation and support of Microsoft Sharepoint 2013

DAC Systems

R2 942 731

Companies Tribunal (CT)

CT (IT) infrastructure was last upgraded or updated on 1 April 2018

Sage VIP

R22 218.00

VIP Payroll license renewal

All maintenance of the IT systems are done internally by CT IT staff at no extra cost to CT

Not applicable

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

The ECIC (IT) infrastructure was last upgraded or updated is due to expire end of February 2019

-The Network and Server Hosting’s contract with Internet Solutions

-The BoardPacks solution contract with

Faranani IT solutions

- AccTech

-R6 452 404.92

-R993 623

-R 3 768 637,17

- To administer and manage committee

meetings

-Microsoft

AX 2012 in May 2015

-Internet Solutions

-Faranani IT solutions

-Bytes Solutions

-AccTech

-Jasco

-R6 452 404.92

- R993 623

-R1 920 000

-R3 768 637,17

-R894 502

National Consumer Commission (NCC)

The NCC had no upgrade of IT infratructure since its inception. Server donated by the dti in 2018 and integrated into IT infrastructure

- Sage VIP

-Lar & AssociatePs

-SOC Services

-R396 502.25

-R491 717.17

-R484 777.14

-VIP Premier

-Sge 300

-NCC Contact Centre

-The SOUTH AFRICAN BUREAU OF STANDARDS (Servers hosting and maintenance)

-SAGE VIP Premier

-LAR &Associates

-SPOC Services

R65 069.00

R396 506.25

R 350 400.00

R163 698.30

National Consumer Tribunal (NCT)

The NCT was last upgrated or updated 2 October 2018

ITATEC

R209,535.24

Access Control System

-LanLogix

-E-Software

-R484,416.00

-R447,390.00

National Credit Regulator (NCR)

The NCR was last upgrated or updated in 1/09/2015

VODACOM (PTY)LTD

R1 824 578.12

20MB FIBRE line AND 20 MBMICORWAVE LINE

NAMBITI TECHNOLOGIES

R4 366 694.59

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

The NEF was last upgrated or updated in 2017

-Internet Solutions

-Leichan IT

-Vukani

Technologies

-R 90 100.00

-R321 204.12

-R 356 142.44

-Upgrade from ADSL to Fibre line

installation for nine (9) provinces

over the period 3 years

- Server Infrastructure upgrade

-Server storage upgrade

-PWC

-Key Concepts

-R 374 980.20

-R 141 000.00

National Gambling Board (NGB)

The NGB was last upgrated or updated in September 2018

-Server Hardware was supplied by Sizwe IT Group; and

-Server Operating System Software was supplied by EOH

JustNet Solutions

R340 770.06

R470,855,58

R326,769.00

- HP Server Generation 8 SL2500 x 2;

- Microsoft Windows Server Datacentre 2012;

- Microsoft Active Directory 2012;

- Microsoft Exchange 2010;

- Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus

Microsoft Exchange, and Active Directory user Client Access Licenses

   

National Lotteries Commission (NLC)

TheNLC had an Oracle Infrastructure Upgrades including Disaster Recovery Provisioning

Microsoft Infrastructure Upgrade

Oracle South Africa

EOH Mthombo (PTY) LTD

R5M

R388K

Oracle Fusion ERP (On Premise) – HCM,FIN,SCM, GMS (Grant Funding Management)

Oracle South Africa

R5M

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)

The NMISA was last upgrated or updated in September 2018

EOH

R37 142.72

HP Virtual Datacenter

- EOH

-Tintri

- EOH

-Lemcon Likusasa

-EOH

- CSIR

- Yneldo Electronics

- ACCTECH Systems

-ACCTECH Systems

-Microsoft through Neo Technologies

-Microsoft through Greendata ICT Solutions

-FlowCentric SA

-Sage South Africa

-Scientrix

-Rhinoforce Protection Services

-Bytes

-TENET

-AvePoint

-Executive Solutions

-DAC Systems

-EOH

-R 3 065 793.68

-R2 137 242.13

-R 129 026.34

-R 49 143.95

-R 21 007.35- Exnsion of IPs for Aruba wireless

-R 478 800.00

-R 1 256 349.00- Tender amount

-R 35 921.40- Upgrade: Additional Connection Points

-R 19 317.70

-R 263 951.89

-R72 33.70 185 licenses

-R 18 433.80- 30 licenses

-R 498 430.80- E-Tendering System: Sizwe Africa IT Group

-R 11 491.20- User licenses & annual maintenance

-R 47 202.60- Annual license fee

-R 246 184.00- Sage people 300 upgrade

-R 78 472.00- Sage people 300 Hosting

-R 718 200.00- Tender amount

-R 552 763.60- Annual enterprise licenses

-R 499 765.17

-R 1 394 057.80

-R 454 752.00

-R 233 126.282

R 66 574.33- DocAve Complete 15 months license

R 300 456.72

-R 197 461.18

-R 1 312 617.20

National Regulator For Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

The NRCS was last upgrated or updated in 17 May 2018

Trillcom

R22 462 946.25

-IBM blade servers

-IBM storage

-Fortigate Firewall 200d

-new 6 Cisco LAN Switches,

-MPLS to link 5 regional offices (Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Durban), Internet line

- Disaster Recovery site and Corporate APN.

- Netscreen Consulting

- Resolve Red: JDE Financial System Support

- Sithabile Technology

- R6,201,746.58

- R349,200.00

-: R2,229,142.80

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

The SABS was last upgrated or updated in 2017/18

Telkom sa

Pro Networks

-R26 000.000

-R2000.000

-Telkom MPLS

-Fortigate Firewalls

Microsoft system support (FIM, Systems Centre) support

R342 000

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

The SANASA was updated from May 2018 and is ongoing till September 2019

-EOH Mthombo

-Core Focus

-R 1 508 374.67 -R 4 875 423.75

-Supply of 3 new servers, 1 new SAN device, 4 new network switches, 1 new switch cabinet and 1 new UPS as well as the setup and commissioning of Windows server 2016) - EOH Mthombo Upgrade

-SharePoint Environment upgrade and further automation of accreditation processes- Core Focus

-EOH Mthombo (Servers) and

-Core Focus (Sharepoint Environment SLA)

-R 1 577 416.32 for 36 months

-R 481 536.00 for 24 months

“Except as explicitly state herein the Ministry: Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) does not express an opinion in respect of any factual representations. The opinion /memo provided is limited to the matters stated in it and may not be relied on upon by any person outside the dti or used for any other purpose neither in its intent or existence. It must not be disclosed to any other person without prior written approval other than by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the rights of the dti to defend or oppose any claim or action against the dti."

16 November 2018 - NW3081

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Why was the remainder of Groote Zalze 998 in Stellenbosch excluded from the provisions of the subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, Act 70 of 1970, as published in notice 152 in Government Gazette 41473 on 2 March 2018?

Reply:

  1. The remainder of the Farm Groot Zalze 998 in Stellenbosch was defined as an agricultural land prior to the publication of 2 March 2018, gazette 41473.
  2. Following engagement with the Western Cape Provincial Department of Agriculture, Stellenbosch Municipality and public consultation through gazette, the Farm Groot Zalze 998 was excluded in terms of section 1 of SALA

16 November 2018 - NW3101

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

  1. Minister has never been –

(a)(i) Influenced by any person; nor has

(a)(ii) Minister ever influenced any member of staff in his department to take any official administrative action on behalf of any –

(aa) member;

(bb) employee; and/or

(cc) a close associate of the Gupta family.

 

(b) Minister has never attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present.

16 November 2018 - NW2934

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply:

The Department and its entities have not outsourced any employees from private companies/or contractors in the past 3 years including 2018.

 

16 November 2018 - NW3275

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

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

Reply:

Names of companies, which have been awarded contract and or tender by the Department and its entities, including details of contracts and or tender, such as services provided were submitted to Parliament in the form of Annual Reports, which were tabled in Parliament.

16 November 2018 - NW3121

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Whether, since she served in Cabinet, she (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of her department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Parliamentary document entitled Announcements, Tablings and Committee (ATC) Report dated 25 November 2016 state that “Questions may not refer to matters under consideration of a parliamentary committee….” Therefore, allegations have been submitted to the Parliament Joint Ethics Committee on the Minister in relation to the family referred to in this Parliamentary Question.

16 November 2018 - NW3183

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Whether the Government has earmarked any land (a) for foreign investment projects and/or (b) to serve as security for deals with foreign business investments (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if so, (aa) what number of hectares of land have been earmarked in each case, (bb) where is each parcel of land situated, (cc) is the parcel of land owned by the Government, (dd) how will the land be expropriated if privately owned and (ee) which foreign investment companies are involved in each case?

Reply:

(a),(b)(i),(ii) No, the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform is not aware of any arms of Government that may have earmarked any land for foreign investment and/or to serve as security for deals with foreign business investments.

(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) Falls away.

16 November 2018 - NW2961

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

Has the Public Service Commission received a report from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on progress made with implementing the recommendations of its report titled Investigation into the Irregularity of the Appointment of DDGs at the Department of Water and Sanitation?

Reply:

Yes, the Public Service Commission received a response dated 26 June 2017 from the former Minister of Water and Sanitation Ms NP Mokonyane.

16 November 2018 - NW3170

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)What number of public servants were held personally liable the past five financial years for any damage and/or legal costs that the State had to incur due to the actions of the specified public servants; (2) (a) Why did the State make payments in each respective financial year and (b) what amount (i) did the State have to pay for claims against the State and (ii) has been paid to the State by each specified public servant for his or her actions that had resulted in the claim; (3) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Since this parliamentary question is on public servants, therefore, every state department, which has public servants as its employees, is in a better position to account to Parliament on any damage and or legal cost incurred by the state due to actions of the specified public servants in their employ.  

16 November 2018 - NW3254

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

Department

(a)(i) The Department of Transport has not borrowed any money from the People’s Republic of China since 1 April 2018.

(ii) None of the Entities borrowed money from the People’s Republic of China since 1 April 2018.

(aa) The Department and its entities have not borrowed any money from the People’s Republic of China over the past three years.

(bb) As per response above.

(b) As per response above.

(c) As per response above.

(d) As per response above.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

Airports Company South Africa did not borrow money from any entity in the People’s Republic of China in each of the past three financial years and since 1 April 2018.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

Not applicable to ATNS.

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

NIL (i) N/A (ii) South African Civil Aviation Authority did not borrow any amount from the People’s Republic of China (aa) N/A (bb) N/A (b) N/A (c) N/A (d) N/A.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

The (a) (ii) Cross-Border Road Transport Agency did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018 and (b), (c) and (d) are therefore not applicable.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

The (a) (ii) Road Accident Fund did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018 and (b), (c) and (d) are therefore not applicable.

Road Traffic Management Corporation

The (a) (ii) Road Traffic Management Corporation did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018 and (b), (c) and (d) are therefore not applicable.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

The (a) (ii) Road Traffic Infringement Agency did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018 and (b), (c) and (d) are therefore not applicable.

South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL)

The (a) (ii) South African National Road Agency Limited did not borrow any amount from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018 and (b), (c) and (d) are therefore not applicable.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

(a) No amount was borrowed by the RSR from any entity in the People’s Republic of China,

(aa) in any of the past three financial years, and

(bb) since 1 April 2018;

(b) Not applicable, refer to (a)

(c) Not applicable, refer to (a)

(d) Not applicable, refer to (a)

 

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(a) No amount was borrowed by PRASA from any entity in the People’s Republic of China,

(aa) in any of the past three financial years, and

(bb) since 1 April 2018;

(b) Not applicable, refer to (a)

(c) Not applicable, refer to (a)

(d) Not applicable, refer to (a)

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

(ii) The Ports Regulator does not have borrowing powers in terms of legislation and has not borrowed from any institution in the past and has no plans to borrow in the medium term.

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

Not Applicable as no amounts were borrowed from any entity in the People’s Republic of China

16 November 2018 - NW3243

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

None

16 November 2018 - NW3278

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (DCD Group; Afrit; Elgin, Brown and Hamer, Hulisani Consortium; Elgin Dock; Diesel and Turbo Service Centre; Vox Telecommunications; Afrit Propco, Vox Holdings; Interpair Services, Simiglo, Cancerian Investments, Phuma Finance) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

DAFF’S RESPONSE:

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries entered into the following contracts with the service provider: VOX Telecommunications PTY (LTD)

What was the service provided

What was the value of the tender or contract

What was the length of the tender or contract

Who approved the tender or contract

Was the tender or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines

4.4.12.2/5/14: Appointment of a service provider for the supply, delivery and implementation of audio visual solutions for Forestry board room at 110 Hamilton building and Imbizo board room at Harvest House building for DAFF for a period of 3 years

R1 269 881.30

1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017( 3 years)

The Departmental Bid Adjudication Committee

Yes. The prescribed Departmental Bid process was followed, in line with the National Treasury guidelines.

4.4.12.4/1/15:

Appointment of a service provider to perform an Internet Service Solution to DAFF for a period of 3 years

R 10 664 205.85

1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018 (3 YEARS )

The Departmental Bid Adjudication Committee

Yes. The prescribed Departmental Bid process was followed, in line with the National Treasury guidelines.

RFB 1653-2017: Appointment of a service provider to provide an internet service solution to DAFF for a period of 5 years

R10 553 922.39

1 October 2018 to 30 September 2023

The acting Director General confirmed the recommendation of the bidder via the SITA bid process.

Yes. The SITA bid process was followed and confirmed by the Acting Director- General.

NAMC

OBP has never awarded contracts or tenders to any of the companies listed as per attachment.

OBP

OBP has never awarded contracts or tenders to any of the companies listed as per attachment.

ARC

ARC has never awarded contracts or tenders to any of the companies listed as per attachment.

MLRF

No response


PPECB

Period: 2009 - 2018

 

 

 

Compliance

No.

Supplier

Service Provided (i)

Value of Tender (ii)(a)

Length of Contract (ii)(b)

Approval (iii)

National Treasury (Yes/No) (iv)

Procurement Guidelines (Yes/No) (iv)

1

Vox Telecommunications

WAN Infrastructure

R       17,880,527

5 years

PPECB Board

YES

YES

2

Vox Telecommunications

Supply of APN Services

 R             340,715

24 months

CEO

YES

YES

16 November 2018 - NW3455

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)(a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) Whether any artworks under her department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) does not have artwork which belongs to Government.

(2) Falls away.

16 November 2018 - NW2816

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Whether any investigation has been undertaken in order to trace what happened to tractors that went missing after they were delivered to provinces; if not, what is his department planning on doing to (a) recover the tractors that disappeared and (b) ensure that those entrusted with the tractors are held accountable; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), donated tractors to the Provincial Departments of Agriculture (PDAs) eight years ago as a once off support. On delivery these tractors became the ownership and responsibility of each PDA to distribute within their respective provinces.

DAFF has conducted an investigation to verify the status of all tractor assets for each PDA focusing on the condition and usability of each tractor. During this investigation some tractors were found to be unavailable or missing. To date DAFF has compiled a status report that indicates the state of tractors in each province and the missing tractors have been captured as such. Currently communication to get responses on the missing tractors is in progress amongst the Engineers that were part of the investigation. The next steps are that in November DAFF will share the report and liaise with the Executive officials from PDAs to embark on further investigations to track these missing tractors with the intention of locating these back into the pool.

15 November 2018 - NW2930

None to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply:

Response;

The information is as follows;

DoL / Public Entity

(a)(i)(aaa) What is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors in the past three financial years

(a)(i)(bbb) What is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors since 1 April 2018

(a) (ii) What is the name of each company or contractor

(b) what amount is each employee paid

DoL

None

None

None

None

CCMA

Fourteen (14)

Nine (9)

1. Multilead

2. ebustech-consulting

3. Human Communication

1. 2 x P03 (R1 805 012.94 pa)

2. 4 x P06 (R 699 155.12 pa)

3. 1 x P07 (R 561 386.32 pa)

4. 2 x P08 (R454 297.90 pa

UIF

None

None

None

None

CF

None

None

None

None

NEDLAC

Six (6)

Two (2)

Thokazani Ntshingila

R30 000.00 per month ( 2015/2016)

     

Tiaan Rosslee

R30 000.00 per month (2015/2016)

     

Modiegi Mooko

R20 000.00 per month (2016/2017)

     

Portia Kekana

R72 430.66 per month (2017/2018)

     

Lorraine Mofokeng

R55 000.00 per month (2017/2018)

     

Tidimalo Chuene

R78750.00 per month (2017/2018 & 2018/2019)

     

Clarinda Simpson

R104 000.00 per month (2018/2019)

SEE

None

None

None

None

PSA

None

None

None

None

15 November 2018 - NW3115

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

WhWhether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) (cc) and (b), I would like to inform the Honorable Member that I never influenced any person, department`s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any member or employee and neither have I been influenced by any close associate of the Gupta family and attended any meeting.

15 November 2018 - NW3122

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) No.

(ii) (aa), (bb) and (cc) No.

(b) No. I am not aware of any meeting which I attended where any of the specified persons were present. However, I cannot exclude the possibility that unbeknown to me, these individuals may have been present at large functions that I attended.

15 November 2018 - NW3012

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) With regard to case number 108/06/2016 reported at the Edenvale Police Station, what (a) were the initial reasons that the Chief Prosecutor decided to proceed with the prosecution, (b) were the reasons the court withdrew the charges and (c) are the reasons that the Chief Prosecutor is now refusing to reinstate charges; (2) what evidence against the accused has changed that justifies the Chief Prosecutor’s decision not to proceed with prosecution?

Reply:

I have been informed by the National Prosecuting Authority that:

  1. The senior prosecutor was of the view that a prima facie case had not been made out. However, they relied on the wrong section of the relevant Act. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) reviewed the matter and decided to prosecute.
  2. This question falls away as the DPP has overruled the decision of the senior prosecutor and decided that prosecution should be instituted. The matter is on the court roll of the Germiston Regional Court and has been remanded to 16 November 2018.

15 November 2018 - NW3042

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

On what date does he intend to submit legislation that will make provision for the (a) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civic and Political Rights and (b) Optional Protocol of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; 2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

  1. In response to the question, it is best to consider each Protocol separately.

a) Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civic and Political Rights (ICCPR)

There are two Optional Protocols to the ICCPR, and South Africa has ratified both. The first Optional Protocol’s Preamble states,

“The State Parties to the present Protocol,

Considering that in order further to achieve the purposes of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (hereinafter referred to as the Covenant) and the implementation of its provisions it would be appropriate to enable the Human Rights Committee set up on part IV of the Covenant (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) to receive and consider, as provided in the present Protocol, communications from individuals claiming to be victims of violations of any of the rights set forth in the Covenant.”

As such, the first Optional Protocol allows direct claims to be made by individuals who believe that rights they are guaranteed under the ICCPR have been violated by the State, to the ICCPR Committee, but only once all domestic remedies have been exhausted. Thus, by ratifying the first Optional Protocol, South Africa has accepted the jurisdiction of the Committee to accept direct claims from individuals who have exhausted their domestic remedies. No further legislative amendments are required to our domestic law. In fact, the Committee has heard direct claims from South African applicants, and South Africa has responded as required in the procedures of the first Optional Protocol.

With regards to the second Optional Protocol, this Optional Protocol is aimed at the abolition of the death penalty. Our Constitution and jurisprudence from the case of the State versus Makwanyane (1995), has abolished the death penalty. No further legislation is required to give effect to the second Protocol.

b) Optional Protocol of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

South Africa ratified the ICESCR on 12 January 2015 and has not ratified the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR.

This Optional Protocol allows the same type of direct access by individual claimants to the ICESCR Committee. South Africa is in the process of considering the Optional Protocol’s consistency with domestic and international law to which South Africa is obligated, with a view to ratifying the Optional Protocol. Any consideration of legislative changes, if any will be considered at the appropriate time

.

2. No further statement is necessary at this stage.

15 November 2018 - NW2891

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Did the CEO of Eskom receive a letter from the CEO of Rothschild Mark Kingston? If yes, did the Eskom CEO respond and what was his response?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, the Group Chief Executive (GCE) of Eskom received a letter from Martin Kingston, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild.

Yes, the GCE responded to the letter. In the letter the GCE appreciated the interest shown by Rothschild in assisting with the challenges faced by Eskom and mentioned that the Eskom’s Executive Management Committee was in the process of developing its own strategic map for the organisation. The GCE undertook to advise Rothschild on next steps once there is internal alignment.

It must be noted that the said letter did not result in any business deals between Eskom and Rothschild.

15 November 2018 - NW3097

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

With reference to certain cases (details furnished), (a) why has the prosecution process taken so long, (b) why were some of the specified cases withdrawn without informing the complainants and (c) by what date will some cases be going to court?

Reply:

In responding to questions (a), (b), and (c), the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has reported as follows, as per the case number opened at Orlando Police Station:

  1. CAS 636/6/2010: This relates to an incident of drinking in public. A J534 form was issued. No docket was opened, only a control document was issued.
  2. CAS 730/1/2018: This is an invalid CAS number according to the South African Police Service (SAPS) system.
  3. 133/10/2015: This is a docket on trespassing. The docket, Orlando CAS 133/10/15, was not enrolled on 9 October 2015 as further investigations were requested. The said docket was brought back on 10 November 2016, but there were still investigations outstanding. The investigating officer was once again instructed to comply. The docket was only submitted to the prosecution during July 2018 at the the prosecution request. Investigations are still continuing. This docket is linked to Orlando CAS 130/10/15 (not 130/01/15, as indicated on the question paper).
  4. CAS 130/10/15: This docket relates to an incident of malicious damage to property, with the same complainant. Further investigation was requested, but the docket has not been presented to the prosecution.
  5. CAS 95/07/18: The same complainant, opened another docket for trespassing against the same suspect. This docket also required further investigation, again surrounding the same eviction order.
  6. 366/07/2018: The docket relates to the alleged kidnapping and assault of a minor child. This matter was enrolled on 24 July 2018. The matter is in court 13, Protea and is now set down for trial for 12 November 2018. The accused is represented by Legal Aid South Africa.
  7. CAS 244/10/2018: This relates to a housebreaking incident. There is only a statement by the complainant, with nothing to indicate who the suspect might be. This docket was not presented to the prosecution.
  8. CAS 66/10/2018: This is an assault docket opened against a member of SAPS. There are two (2) complainants in the docket. This docket was not presented to the prosecution.

15 November 2018 - NW3135

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What has his department done to initiate engagements in respect of the SA Law Reform Commission’s report and recommendations in respect of Project 107: Sexual Offences Adult Prostitution?

Reply:

The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) Report on Adult Prostitution (Project 107) (the Report) was published on 26 May 2017. Since its publication, the Report was discussed in various forums and engagements with interest groups, amongst others are:

A) Conference on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism;

B) Combined SANAC and Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum on the decriminalization of “sex work”, in which the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development participated;

C) Conference on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism as invited by the acting National Executive Director of Child Welfare South Africa and ECPAT International;

D) The Human Rights Baseline Assessment Inception meeting jointly organised by SANAC and the Global Fund;

E) Engagements with the Global fund baseline assessment on human rights-related barriers to HIV and TB services for key populations in South Africa (including people who provide sexual services for reward);

F) The SANAC Government Task Team (GTT) meeting;

G) Roundtable Discussion on 'Prostitution/Sex Work: Is it work and is it a choice?: SACBC Parliamentary Organization, Embrace Dignity and the Hanns Seidel Foundation;

H)The Multi Party Women’s Caucus; and many more.

The Department closely followed the views expressed during these discussions. The Department also responded to various representations by interest groups, amongst others, representations by Cause for Justice, Stop Trafficking in Person Group and the Sex Worker’s Education and Advocacy Taskforce.

The report is currently being considered by the Department with a view to advising Cabinet on the proposals with regard to legislative reform on adult prostitution. In order to do this, the Department will draft legislation which will be published for public comments. During the drafting process, the Department may further consult with interested parties. Although the Report seems to be comprehensive, the recommendations that were made on legislative interventions to deal with adult prostitution as well as other non-legislative intervention proposed in the Report are not universally accepted by different interest groups. As a result of the divergent views, further research is necessary to explore, in detail, the recommendations made in the Report in order to make legislative proposals that are acceptable to the different interest groups. In particular, there must also be extensive consultation with government departments on the implementation of the non-legislative recommendations, which has financial and other implications, before Cabinet is approached to endorse the said recommendations.

15 November 2018 - NW3194

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a) What are the names of the railway train stations that are not being used, (b) what is the overall number of stations that are no longer in use, (c) on what date was each station decommissioned, (d) why were the stations decommissioned in each case and (e) what are the stations being used for currently; (2) What (a) plans are in place to link the Durban-North railway track to the King Shaka International Airport considering the short distance between the two, (b) are the time frames, milestones and deadlines in this regard, (c) feasibility studies have been undertaken in this regard and (d) were the results of the studies?

Reply:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

PRASA Railway Train Station

Number

Date not being used

Reason for not being used

Current use

Ireagh

1

2010

Train service rationalised

None

Rolle

1

2010

Train service rationalised

None

Cottondale

1

2010

Train service rationalised

None

Acornhoek

1

2010

Train service rationalised

None

Hoedspruit

1

2010

Train service rationalised

Restaurant Lease

Zeerust

1

2015

Train service rationalised

None

Vryburg

1

2015

Train service rationalised

None

Total

7

     

Note: The above information only reflects PRASA properties. All these stations were identified for transfer with Main Line Passenger Service in 2009 from Transnet. These stations are on the Kaapmuiden-Hoedspruit line or Johannesburg-Mafikeng-Kimberley line. Stations not in use is not the same as being decommissioned.

2. (a) The option to link King Shaka International Airport (KISA) via the existing North Coast Rail

Corridor was considered along with other rail alignment options during earlier planning activities because of its proximity to KSIA. It was however not preferred, because such a service would result in lengthy journey times and inability to compete effectively with other modes of transport.

(b) As mentioned in (a), the option of linking to the North Coast Rail Corridor was not preferred. In addition, the passenger demand for such a service in the short term, is considered relatively low from a passenger rail perspective. A road-based feeder service from Verulam and/or Tongaat stations is considered more viable in the short term to provide access to KISA from the North Coast Line.

In the medium term, a more direct rail connection to KISA, with potential of linking to current and new growth areas in the northern section of eThekwini, is considered more viable.

(c) The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa concluded a conceptual planning study in 2015 around potential rail linkages to KISA and surrounds.

(d) The outcome of the study in 2015 is in support of (2)(b).

15 November 2018 - NW3093

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)With regard to the Kruger National Park (KNP) District Court being accused of lenient sentencing for wildlife crimes, (a) does the department monitor the cases and comment accordingly and (b) has the department taken up this issue with the Chief Magistrate of Mpumulanga; (2) has bail been granted to repeat offenders; if so, (a) what are the details of cases in which bail was granted to repeat offenders in the past calendar year, (b) what is the conviction rate of the KNP District Court for the past calendar year and (c) is the department campaigning for stricter sentencing; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

(1)

(a) Although the department does monitor the cases in the Kruger National Park (KNP) Court; the department is provided with the information related to these cases and does participate in the relevant structures and attends the Mission Area Joint Operational Centre (MAJOC) meetings where monthly feedback is provided on progress related to the deployment within the area, arrests, seizures, cases and other related matters are discussed.

(b) The department has not taken the issue regarding lenient sentencing in the KNP District Court up with the Chief Magistrate of Mpumulanga. However, the South African National Parks (SANParks) has engaged with the Judge President of Mpumalanga and expressed concerns around the drop in the nature of the sentences in the district court, aspects related to bail, transfer of cases and other aspects related to cases in the KNP.

(2) The department is aware that bail has been granted to repeat offenders in some cases.

a)The South African Police Service is the custodian of this informaiton.

b) The National Prosecuting Authority and the Department of Justice determine relevant conviction rates and should be approached in this regard.

(c) The department has not formally campaigned for stricter sentencing but is amending current legislation to make provision for priority crimes linked to wildlife trafficking and to increase penalties for such crimes.

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15 November 2018 - NW3094

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)With reference to the release of the Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade from jail in South Africa after he served just six years of his 40 year sentence, was the department consulted or given an opportunity to comment in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

(1) The department was not consulted or given an opportunity to comment on the release of the Thai kingpin. It should however be noted that the sentence that he was serving was not 40 years. Although the Magistrates Court had sentenced him to 40 years imprisonment, this was reduced to 30 years in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court in Johannesburg and then reduced to
13 years imprisonment by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

(2) The department has not found that there is a pattern of the appeal courts reducing sentences for wildlife crime.

(3) The department is of the view that generally the penalties provided for relating to wildlife crimes in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA) are sufficient, which are currently as follows:

a) A person convicted of an offence in terms of NEMBA is liable to a fine not exceeding
R10 million, or an imprisonment for a period not exceeding ten years, or to both such a fine and such imprisonment; and

b) If a person convicted of an offence, involving a specimen of a listed threatened or protected species, or an alien species or commencing the commercialisation phase of bioprospecting without a permit issued in terms of NEMBA, a fine may be determined. This may take place either in terms of (a) or equal to three times the commercial value of the specimen or activity in respect of which an offence has been committed, whichever is the greater. The department is however, strengthening national legislation by adding a category for those species that are specifically threatened by wildlife trafficking and which require preferential protection and stricter penal provisions. In addition, the department continues to support structures (Justice College and the South African Judicial Education Institute (SAJEI)) which are responsible for training of prosecutors and magistrates.

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15 November 2018 - NW2818

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) Whether she has been informed of the foreign-owned (a) companies in general and (b) companies in the private security sector, particularly at Airports Company South Africa, are (i) monopolizing their respective sectors through various elite black economic empowerment partnerships, alternatively fronting and (ii) exploiting their South African labour force through illegal employment contracts and conditions that run contrary to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Act 75 of 1997; (c) aa) what is being done to ensure compliance with South African labour law by foreign-owned companies operating in South Africa and (bb) who can such employees contact within her department to report such illegal labour practices and how is compliance enforcement, legislation and regulation in this regard going to be tightened by Government?

Reply:

Response:

(a) All companies in the country are registering their business through the Department of Trade & Industry & SARS for tax purposes and therefore the Department of Labour does not have direct access to such information nor, does the department of labour have jurisdiction in this regard.

(b) The Black Economic Empowerment Act is administered by the Department of Trade and Industry and as such, compliance thereto is also monitored by the Dti.

(c) Our Inspection and Enforcement Services through its Annual Performance Plan, targets workplaces to be inspected in various sectors to determine level of compliance with employment law. The laws of the Department cover every person that is within the borders of SA, including foreign Nationals. In addition to companies that are identified for inspection, the Inspectors also conduct inspection on companies as and when complaints are lodged in our various labour centres.

(bb) There are Provincial Chief Inspectors in all 9 Provinces who are in charge of the Inspectorate and would take steps to address reported non-compliance. To this end, citizens are encouraged to report any suspected non-compliance to our Inspectors.

The Contact details of the Provincial Chief Inspectors are as follows:

NAME OF PROVINCE

NAME OF PROVINCIAL CHIEF INSPECTOR

CONTACT DETAILS

     

Eastern Cape

Adv. Lucky Mkhonto

0829082318

Free State

Ms. Amanda Mantutle

0829086809

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mr. Edward Kambula

0609859286

Gauteng

Adv. Michael Msiza

0829008131

Mpumalanga

Ms. Nonyaniso Njwambe

0824157083

Limpopo

Mr. Phaswana Tladi

0845043801

Northern Cape

Mr. Solomzi Vass

0828026796

North West

Mr. Boikie Mampuru

0829082308

Western Cape

Mr. David Esau

0827914485

 

Each Province has Statutory Services personnel who handle litigations on behalf of the Director-General to refer non-compliant employers to the Courts. In addition, there is a statutory component in Head Office that deals with enforcement of workplaces that do not comply with notices and Director General’s Recommendations.

15 November 2018 - NW3148

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

What (a) number of correctional services facilities are currently being (i) repaired and (ii) constructed, (b) is the total amount of each construction project, (c) will be the capacity of each new facility under construction and (d) is the location of each new facility?

Reply:

(a) (i)

Correctional centres being repaired

 

Project

(b)

Anticipated Completion Cost

(c) Capacity

(d)

Province

1.

Rustenburg

R174 026 987

812

LMN

2.

Glencoe

R34 150 721

669

KZN

3.

Emthonjeni Youth Centre Baviaanspoort

R187 709 485

640

GAUTENG

(b) (ii)

Correctional centres under construction

1.

Pretoria C Max

R217 434 500

284

GAUTENG

2.

Standerton

R408 552 598

1468

LMN

3.

Estcourt

R368 527 072

500

KZN

4.

Tzaneen

R62 819 109

504

LMN

15 November 2018 - NW3084

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) Whether she has been informed of any allegations of irregular and/or unlawful appointments made in the hiring of persons for the Senior Staff Officer National Codification Bureau in 2015; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether any investigations have been launched into the alleged irregular and/or unlawful hiring of persons for the National Codification Bureau; if not, why not; if so, what (a) were the outcomes and (b) action was taken to (i) prevent irregular and/or unlawful appointments in the future and (ii) implement disciplinary action against any individuals found to have been involved in irregular and/or unlawful appointments; (3) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) were appointed to the National Codification Bureau; if so, what are the details of the processes that were followed to appoint each specified person; (4) Whether her department has put a policy in place regarding the appointment of family members of current and former staff members to positions in her department, especially to senior leadership positions; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) What checks and balances action plans are in place to ensure that no irregularities occur with regard to (a) appointments and

Reply:

  1. The Minister was not informed neither was she aware of any allegation of irregular and or unlawful appointments that occurred during the hiring of persons for the Senior Staff Officer National Codification Bureau in 2015 since there has never been hiring of Senior Staff Officer at National Codification Bureau over the period mentioned. During the said period only contractors were hired and trained to be codifiers. Allegations pertaining to alleged irregularities during the acquisition of contractors were never reported through appropriate channels set up by the Department of Defence, and only came to the fore by a media enquiry from Rapport subsequently followed by an article published by Rapport and City Press on 21 October 2018.
  2. The SANDF prides itself as a well-structured and disciplined force with adequate structures in place to resolve any inconsistency, malicious deeds, ill-discipline, or any other activity that might put the organisational name into disrepute warrants disciplinary processes as regulated in our policy. It should be noted that proper channels were never used to report any irregularity regarding hiring of any member by National Codification Bureau. The Department of Defence only became aware of these allegations regarding alleged irregularities when it received a media enquiry subsequently followed by the publication of an article pertaining the same matter by Rapport and City Press newspapers on 21 October 2018. This practice is contrary to the Department of Defence’s code of ethics. Following the publication of an article pertaining alleged irregularities an investigation was launched and is still ongoing.
  3. National Codification Bureau (NCB) went on a project to acquire contract workers in support of the National Youth Development Policy Framework. All requirements were approved by the Chief of the Division and appointments of contract workers took place from 2015, 2016 and 2017. This was done in line within the prescripts of the National Youth Development Framework which encourages development of youth from the root level where opportunities for furthering education were not afforded due to different reasons stemming from non-affordability because of poor background. During the said period only contractors were hired and trained to be codifiers. The total amount of contractors employed is 71.

The Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy, enshrining the rights of all people in the country and affirming the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. This is inclusive of the appointment of youth from any cultural background and association without discrimination. No member can be disqualified when he/she meets the necessary requirement to be offered equal opportunities like any other youth in the country. By placing young people and their development in the broader context of reconstruction and development, common developmental goals and a spirit of cooperation and co-ordination is encouraged.

4. This should be done in line with Government’s broad approach to fundamentally address poverty and underdevelopment through comprehensive, integrated, cross-sectoral and sustainable policies and programmes. Young people ought to enjoy all the rights, responsibilities and obligations that all normal citizens of South Africa enjoy as contained in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, so are contractors who are related to members of the Department of Defence, unless it can be said they are not supposed to have rights that are accorded every citizen of this country which were attained through blood and sweat of their fathers, mothers brothers and sisters who had to face oppression by a brutal regime. The Department of Defence policy clearly states that a member of a selection board may recuse himself/herself if his/her familiarity with the candidate might affect his/her objective judgement. In the aforementioned case, no family member was directly involved with the acquisition of contract workers. DODI C PERS NO 8/99 stipulates that applicants should not be discriminated due to their status. The policy further states that all candidates should be measured against the same objective criteria.

5. The South African National Defence Force has systems in place to deal with issues regarding all ill-discipline aspects at all levels. Necessary internal processes are always followed regarding any irregularity or ill-discipline related behaviour. In order to ensure that checks and balances within the department are in place, staffing is handled as follows:

(a) Vacant funded posts are advertisement and this is done according to C Pers [DCM (PSAP)] by Human Resource Division.

(b) Shortlisting of applicants is done by Human Resource of the requesting authority.

(c) The Staffing Board identifies the suitable candidates according to the criteria.

(d) The decision of the Staffing Board is sent back to C Pers [DCM (PSAP)] for final endorsement.

Regarding the aforementioned criteria, posts were not advertised due to the fact that, contract appointments do not meet the advertisement requirement, as per DODI C PERS NO 8/99. However in an event where shortcomings or irregularities occur, the SANDF as the organisation will not hesitate to implement corrective measures as directed by the Defence Act.

15 November 2018 - NW3098

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the status of the investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority into (a) CAS/535/05/2018 and (b) CAS/499/05/2018 opened at the Orlando Police Station?

Reply:

In respect to the CAS numbers opened and recorded at Orlando Police Station, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has reported as follows:

a) The case docket, CAS 535/05/2018, has been returned to the South African Police Service (SAPS) with an instruction to finalise investigations.

b) The NPA is waiting for a case docket, with CAS 490/05/2018, from SAPS before a decision can be made.

15 November 2018 - NW3147

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

What has been the conviction rate for (a) rape and (b) murder charges in each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

a) The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) recorded progress on all cases of sexual offences over the past five (5) years. The table below depicts progress is:

 

Financial Years

Change over previous year

Change over period
2013/14-17/18

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

   

Sexual Offences

67,1%

69,0%

70,1%

71,7%

72,7%

1,1%

6,9%

Convictions

5 484

5 084

4 978

4 780

5 004

4,7%

-8,8%

Verdict

8 174

7 372

7 098

6 669

6 879

3,1%

-15,8%

Sexual offences are defined as “any case involving offences committed in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act No. 32 of 2007, and may include common law rape or indecent assault.”

b) From the 2017/18 financial year, The NPA started to measure murder convictions, a 77.7% conviction rate was achieved at the end of that financial year.

15 November 2018 - NW2544

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Labour

1. With reference to her reply to question 2167 on 31 October 2016, what were the findings of the follow up meeting of 30 November 2016? 2. Has the structural damage to the school been repaired; if not, what danger does the structural damage pose to pupils and teachers;? 3. Whether all the roof leaks have been repaired; if not, what number of classrooms are still affected by the leaking roofs?

Reply:

Minister of Labour’s Response;

  1. At the disposal of the current management of the province, there is no record of the initial response to the 2016 enquiry. The current senior management started after the initial query and was not able to retrieve the original response. Notices were served on the school in June 2018 and a follow up inspection conducted in August 2018.
  2. The structural damage has not been repaired. The structural damages and the non-repairs pose a danger to both the learners and the staff.
  3. The roof does not seem to have been repaired and is still leaking, alternatively it is still not maintained as the whole asbestos block is affected.

WAY FORWARD

Prosecution will be recommended to the NPA for non-compliance.

15 November 2018 - NW2652

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What are the details of (a) all litigation between her department and the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) the issues, charges and details of the case of each litigation and (c) the timeframes of each litigation?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS REPLIES:

FINANCIAL YEAR

NO. OF MATTERS

DETAILS

RELIEF SOUGHT

TIME PERIODS

2015/2016

nil

n/a

n/a

n/a

2016/2017

nil

n/a

n/a

n/a

2017/2018

1

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SOCIETIES FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS VS THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND ANOTHER (LION BONES QUOTA)

This is an application brought by the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA). It is an application which seeks to review and set aside the decision made by the Minister of Environmental Affairs in respect to setting a quota (2017, 2018) on the number of lion bone skeletons, with or without the skulls that may be exported in a calendar year. The application is a PAJA review, alleging that the decision made on the quotas is administrative action.

The application is seeking an order in the following terms:

PART A

1 Prohibiting the first respondent and/or the second respondent from issuing permits for the exportation of lion bone pending the finalisation of Part B of the application,

PART B

1 Declaring unlawful and unconstitutional the determination of the quota for 2017, 2018 and any further extension of the lion bone exportation quota as indicated and presaged in the notice, issued on 28 June 2017.

2 Reviewing and setting aside the quota under PAJA, alternatively under the Constitution.

Application received: 10.01.2018

Notice to Oppose: 12.02.2018

Record filed: 22.03.2018

(by agreement

with applicants)

The record of decision has been filed, along with a supplementary record. The NSPCA has not indicated formally whether they intend supplementing their papers. A “without prejudice” meeting was held between the Department of Environmental Affairs and its legal representatives, and the NSPCA and their legal representatives. The purpose and intention of the meeting was to explain to the NSPCA how the 2018 quota for the export of lion bones was established and to possibly reach a settlement out of court, however this could not be achieved.

The NSPCA has since indicated its intention to supplement its papers and to join all the relevant permit holders and applicants for permits for the export of lion bones and to have the matter set down and to bring an urgent application in terms of Part A of the original application. We await such supplementation and set down from the NSPCA.

From 01 April 2018

nil

 

n/a

n/a

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15 November 2018 - NW3146

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Labour

(a) What (i) is the name of the company in the private sector that has employed the most people in the past five financial years and; (ii) is the total number of employees that the specified company employs and; in which sector does the specified company conduct business?

Reply:

According to the Unemployment Insurance Fund records, Shoprite Checkers PTY LTD has employed the most people in the past five financial years, totalling 355 932 employees.  Shoprite Checkers operates in the Retail sector.

15 November 2018 - NW3195

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What are the details of the (a) role of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the construction of the Vereeniging taxi rank, (b) budget (i) set aside and (ii) spent to date by Prasa for the specified construction, (c)(i) name and (ii) company registration number of each service provider contracted for the construction project, (d) current status of the construction of the taxi rank and (e) completion date of the project; (2) Whether Prasa lodged any disputes with any of the service providers; if so, what (a) are the details of the disputes and (b) action did Prasa take to resolve the disputes in each case; (3) Whether any disputes lodged by Prasa with any of the service providers are still unresolved; if so, (a) why and (b) by what date will the unresolved disputes be resolved?

Reply:

  1. (a) VEREENIGING INTERMODAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITY

CONTRACT NUMBER DRT: 24/07/2013

PRASA appointed the consulting engineers (AECOM/Khuthele Projects (AECOM)) to execute designs for the following:

  • Vereeniging Station
  • Commercial development around Vereeniging Station
  • Vereeniging Intermodal Facility

(b) (i) PRASA has set aside R15 million for the fees of the project. The fees include for the following:

  • Professional Services for Stages 1 to 6;
  • Environmental studies
  • Occupational Health and Safety; and
  • Specialised professional services (e.g. Geotech, etc.)

(ii) The amount spent to date is R13,508,685-00, being for designs and construction supervision, as well as Occupational Health and Safety monitoring for the Intermodal Facility.

(c) (i) The main contractor appointed by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport ( GDRT) for the construction works, is Moreteng Investments CC.

(ii) GDRT Contractor: Moreteng Investments CC

Registration number: 2005/004671/07

Sub-Contractor: FlyBrotherSA CC

Registration number: 2010/133800/23

PRASA Consultant: AECOM/Khuthele Projects Pty (Ltd)

Registration number: 2010/013644/07

(d) The works are currently ongoing and are measured at 83% progress. However, due to contractual disputes between GDRT and the contractor, the works have been suspended since 7 September 2018.

(e) The completion date will only be known once the contractor is back on site.

2 (a) PRASA has not lodged any dispute with a service provider.

(b) Not applicable.

3. (a) Not applicable as no disputes were lodged by PRASA.

(b) Not applicable as no disputes were lodged by PRASA.

15 November 2018 - NW2953

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

With reference to the reply to question 161, on 10 April 2018, what were the consequences in instances where conditions were contravened?

Reply:

The non-compliances that were reported in the response to Parliamentary Question 161, on 10 April 2018, were initially investigated by the Compliance team in the Department, and the matter was then referred to the Chief Directorate: Enforcement, around July 2018, to take enforcement action. An enforcement notice, as contemplated in section 31L of the National Environmental Management Act, has been prepared and is in the process of being reviewed, before it is issued. In order to undertake this process, the Department must comply with the provisions of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA), as well as sub-regulation 8(2) of the EMI regulations contained in GNR 480 of 31 May 2017, by providing SANRAL with an opportunity to make representations in response to the allegations of non-compliance as well as the intended instructions prior to moving forward with further enforcement action. The decision as to whether the non-compliances have or have not been addressed and so forth, and also what type of final enforcement action will be taken, is dependent on various factors such as the submissions that are made by SANRAL in response to the enforcement notice.

 

15 November 2018 - NW3464

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1) (a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

(1) (a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103;

(2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3953E