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18 August 2020 - NW1486

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) With reference to the 13 buildings which her department is supposed to hand over to the Minister of Social Developmentfor the purpose of victim empowerment shelters to assist women, (a) which of the seven buildings that have completed building renovations are currently operational, (b) who is the appointed service provider for each building, (c) what are the reasons that completed shelters are not currently operational and (d) by what date will the specified shelters be operational; (2) by what dates does she envisage that the renovations of the remaining six buildings will (a) commence and (b) be completed in each case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The following seven building renovations were completed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI):

Region

(a) Buildings were renovations completed

(a) Operational

Western Cape

Heidelberg

None of the 6 completed buildings are currently operational. The Department is finalising its administrative processes and contract arrangements with the province on letting of state owned property as per treasury regulations 16A7.4.

 

Albertina

 
 

Laingsburg

 
 

Aurora

 

Johannesburg

Observatory

 
 

Cyrildene

 

Pretoria

Salvokop

 

(b)

Region:

Building

Service Provider

Western Cape

Heidelberg

In-house Workshops

 

Albertina

In-house Workshops

 

Laingsburg

In-house Workshops

 

Aurora

In-house Workshops

Johannesburg

Observatory

Unified Plumbing Services

 

Cyrildene

Unified Plumbing Services

Pretoria

Salvokop

In-house Workshops

(c) The Department is finalising its administrative processes and contract arrangementswith the province on letting of state owned property as per treasury regulations 16A7.4. Approval by National Treasury will be sought as soon as Western Cape Province confirms the nominal rental it is amenable to.

DPWI wrote to National Treasury on 29 May 2020 to seek approval that the Department is following up with responses.

Gauteng province has visited its sites this week (21-24 July 2020) and was further provided with the draft agreement for its perusal and confirmation of its agreeableness to the terms of the contract.

(d) As soon as the contract arrangements that confirms that DPWI will recover refurbishment costs, user departments will be responsible for costs related to municipal services, maintenance and operation of the facilities have been agreed to and approval by National Treasury granted. The agreement will then be concluded and properties be available for occupation.

(2)

BUILDING

a) COMMENCEMENT DATE

b) COMPLETION DATE

Aurora, Western Cape

Work has commenced

20 July 2020

Aurora, Western Cape

Work has commenced

31 July 2020

Moorreesburg, Western Cape

Work has commenced

07 August 2020

Die Wilgers, Pretoria

Work has commenced through in-house Workshops

Completion date is yet to be determined due to change in scope and appointment of contractors to finalise additional work

Mountain view, Pretoria

   

Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria

   

18 August 2020 - NW1449

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)With regard to assessing what procurement is required for expenditure related to Covid-19 and which will require deviation from supply chain procedures through emergency procurement under the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, what (a) criteria are used to determine the qualifying items and/or projects and (b) mechanisms are in place to ensure that deviation is done strictly in line with the emergency procurement processes; (2) whether any projects that have been outstanding for a long time have been completed under the guise of Covid-19 projects; if not, what safeguards have been put in place to prevent such projects from being completed under the guise of Covid-19 projects; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1.(a) I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrasructure (DPWI) that the procurement of quarantine sites for Covid-19 is a deviation from supply chain processes and is done under “emergency” regulations.

The qualifying criteria for determination of this procurement is the notification received from the NatJoints Containment Work stream of all persons entering the country via the air, sea and land ports of entry and who require to be quarantined.The Beitbridge border fence was also procured through emergency from ordinary supply chain management processes.

(b) Emergency procurement is a delegated function which requires each delegated authority to consider the nature of the emergency request prior to approving the emergency. The emergency approval granted by the delegated authority is thereafter ratified by the relevant Bid Adjudication Committee.

(2) No requests were received via user clients or User Demand Management to complete projects under disguise of Covid-19.

18 August 2020 - NW1720

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether her department collaborates with the SA Heritage Resources Agency whenever national monuments are being renovated and/or refurbished; if not, what steps are being taken to ensure the integrity of national monuments; (2) whether, in view of client departments being responsible for day to day maintenance and repairs on national monuments, the user asset management plan requires that specialist heritage architects and contractors be appointed to do the work; if not, why is this principle not being implemented; if so, is there a database of heritage architects and contractors?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) With the promulgation of the National Heritage Resources Act, no 25, 1999, and with reference to Section 58 (11 )(a), all monuments declared as 'National Monuments' under the previous National Monuments Act, are now classified as "Provincial Heritage Sites" and are therefore subject to heritage management under the 'provincial heritage resource authorities' in their respective provinces. These 'Provincial Heritage Sites' are thus no longer subject to heritage management under the SAHRA.

Sites now declared to be of 'national significance', under the provisions of the National Heritage Resources Act, are declared 'National Heritage Sites', also termed, 'Grade 1 Heritage Sites'. This replaces the previous designation of 'National Monument' with 'National Heritage Site'. Furthermore, 'National Heritage Sites' are independently owned and only some fall under the title of Public Works and Infrastructure. These include the Union Buildings, 120 Plein Street in Cape Town, the Houses of Parliament, Tuynhuys, the Castle of Good Hope, Constitution Hill precinct and Freedom Park.

In this context, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, do engage with the SAHRA during the planning and execution phases of renovation projects on these sites. This ensures that intervention and restoration work is carried out in compliance with the National Heritage Resources Act and in line with each site's Conservation Management Plan. For example, planning for restoration work at the Union Buildings is underway and regular engagement occurs with the SAHRA in the obtaining of permit approvals to carry out the work.

(2) User Asset Management Plans (UAMPs) require compliance with all legislationincluding the National Heritage Resources Act. The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), however, provides no separate classification for 'heritage architect'. Neither is there an official classification for 'heritage contractor'. Architects by virtue of their registration as a professional architect with SACAP, are deemed to possess the necessary competency to address heritage requirements for projects. It is therefore, not required that DPWI keep a database of 'heritage architects'.

The DPWI, when carrying out 'Planned Maintenance' and 'Repair & Renovation' projects on heritage buildings, irrespective of their cultural heritage significance, often appoint a 'heritage practitioner' as part of the project's professional consultant team. Required by the National Heritage Resources Act, all DPWl's projects on heritage buildings include the required heritage study and a permit application to the relevant provincial heritage authority - or the SAHRA, in the case of National Heritage Sites. DPWl's Heritage Advisory Services, provides input/advice to DPWI staff, client departments, consultants and contractors, to ensure that they are well informed.

Day-to-Day maintenance work, is the responsibility of each client department. This work is utilitarian in nature and carried out as and when needed; for example, the replacement of a tap washer. These types of services do not require heritage expertise. By default, an official appointed by a client department to manage day­to-day maintenance, should be suitably qualified to make correctjudgments, to know that, for example, should a section of an historic gable collapse, specialist input by an architect and heritage practitioner would be necessary and furthermore, that an experienced contractor would need to be appointed to effect the repair appropriately. Only in exceptional cases, is specialised restoration work needed, for example, a requirement for a stonemason. Such expertise is appointed through the standard supply chain processes of the Department. Tender requirements can include allowance for scoring for specialist heritage experience, to assist in procuring a suitably experienced contractor or artisan.

18 August 2020 - NW1649

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) total amount has her department spent on procuring protective personal equipment (PPE) for teachers and learners since the reopening of schools and (b) is the list of companies, which supplied the department with the PPE’s

Reply:

(a) R 38 750 000

(b) 1. Spot on Trading

    2. Nxekula General Trading

    3. Impofu Engineering Service

18 August 2020 - NW1718

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

In terms of the 45 445 participants from the Expanded Public Works Programme who have been engaged to assist with cleaning and sanitising schools on behalf of the Department of Basic Education, (a) which entity in her department is managing the specified programme, (b) what total amount is being charged in management fees for the project, (c) will the same nonprofit organisations (NPOs) be utilised as those for the 25 000 young persons who have been engaged through the Independent Development Trust to assist with Covid-19 projects, (d) what number of (i) NPOs are being used, (ii) participants have already been engaged and (iii) schools are already benefiting from the programme and (e) what are the relevant details of the schools that have benefited from the programme?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) Neither the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) nor any of its entities are involved in the implementation of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) project for the cleaning and sanitising of schools. The decision for the non-involvement of the DPWI on this project is premised on the resolutions of the meeting held on the 27 May 2020 between the Directors-General of DPWI, DBE, and National Treasury (NT), where it was agreed that the cleaning of schools is a Provincial Department of Education function. It was further agreed that the funding for the screening and cleaning activities at schools must be through the respective Provincial Departments of Education budget. Due to the financial constraints of Provincial Department of Education,the DBE and NT agreed to fund this activity by reallocating funds from the DBE Infrastructure Grant. Around R4,4 billion was allocated to this activity during the Adjustment Budget presented by the Minister of Finance in July 2020.

b) No management fee is charged to the DPWI as it is not involved in the implementation of the project.

c) Since the DPWI and the IDT are not involved in the implementation of the programme, the DPWI is not in a position to ascertain which NPOs are involved in the DBE initiative.

d) Since the DPWI and the IDT are not involved in the implementation of the programme, the DPWI is:

(i) not in a position to ascertain the number of NPOs involved in the DBE initiative.

(ii) not in a position to ascertain, for now, the number of participants already engaged in the DBE initiative. However once the DBE reports the participants into the EPWP Reporting System, this information will be available.

(iii) notaware of the schools benefiting from the programme.

e) The DPWI is not possession of the relevant details of schools benefitting from the programme.

18 August 2020 - NW1794

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, being active in the northern parts of Mozambique and reports of almost 210 000 Mozambican citizens displaced since April 2020 resulting in the potential for Mozambicans wanting to come into South Africa to avoid the conflict, her department has done any assessment, since 1 January 2020, of the state of the border between South Africa and Mozambique; if so, what were the findings; if not, (2) whether her department will be doing an assessment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will the assessment be done; (3) whether an additional budget will be sought to address any shortcomings in the border fence; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, from where will additional funds for border fence infrastructure be sourced if required?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. Yes, in terms of initiating infrastructure planning, and obtaining high level cost estimates a town planning/ site clearance assessment on the ±554 km borderline fencing and patrol roads is currently under way.

The findings of the town planning assessment report will be presented to the Department of Defence and the newly established Border Management Agency (BMA), a public entity of the Department of Home Affairs for their joint consideration and incorporation into the development of National Border Security Strategic Plan.

2. As per 1 above.

3. The National Border Security Strategic Plan, will support the Strategic Infrastructure needs and submission to National Treasury to approve additional capital budget allocation for project implementation by DPWI.

18 August 2020 - NW1717

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Public Works andInfrastructure

Whatarethefulldetailsofalldisbursementsthatherdepartmenthasmadeavailabletoeach province in response to theCovid-19pandemic?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has not made any disbursement to Provinces in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is for both the Main Vote and the PMTE. The Department paid directly for quarantine sites and for renovation work done for GBV facilities in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

 

18 August 2020 - NW1540

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whetherherdepartmenthaslaunchedaninternalinvestigationintothecurrent scam affecting her department regarding the calling for tenders; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps have been taken in thisregard; (2) whether every individual whose name appears on a fraudulent tender request has been investigated; if not, why not; ifso, (3) whether the matter has been reported to the SA Police Service (SAPS); if so, what progress has been made on the case; ifnot, (4) whether the matter will be reported to the SAPS; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (5) given the apparent authenticity of the documentation, what measures have been put in place to improve ICT security? NW1911E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

((1) At the emergence of the scam the Anti-Corruption Unit instituted investigations to determine amongst others whether there was evidence to suggest the involvement of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) officials in the scam. The assistance of the law enforcement agencies were also solicited in this respect, criminal referrals were made and investigations were initiated by SAPS whom the assigned investigators worked closely with, the Anti-Corruption Unit and provided regularupdates.InvestigationsbytheSAPSarestillongoing.Throughcoordination

of investigation efforts with the internal ICT division, it was also established that the emails containing DPWI officials’ credentials didn’t originate from the DPWI ICT infrastructurenetworkorsystems.Emanatingfromthefindingsoftheinvestigations alludedtoabove,itwasresolvedthatthroughtheChiefDirectorateCommunications and Marketing the Department should launch an awareness campaign in an endeavour to alert members of the public to validate requests for quotations purported to be issued by theDPWI.

SCM’s contribution to this is as follows; “In keeping with the departments zero tolerance approach to fraud and corruption, an on-going awareness campaign is undertaken and the departmental website warns all officials and service providers about fraudulent order scams. Any purchase order or quotation/tender purported to be from DPWI must first be verified prior to delivery. The Department has also availed specific contact names and numbers on the website for both the internal staff and the service providers to enquire and report such scams.

2. IninstancesbroughttotheattentionoftheAnti-CorruptionUnitwhereDepartmental officials’credentialsareusedintheperpetrationoftenderfraud,theAnti-Corruption Unit conducts preliminary assessments to determine whether there is a need to institute an investigation into the matter. Extensive investigations conducted as highlighted in Paragraph 1 above has thus far revealed no linkages between Departmental officials and the fraudsters perpetrating thescam.

3. As highlighted in Paragraph 1, referrals were made to the SAPS and the investigations are ongoing in this regard. It should be noted that not all enquiries attended to by the Department results in the Department lodging a criminalcase.

4. The Department was advised by the South African Police Services (SAPS) that DPWI cannot be the complainant since it has never suffered any loss in such instances. SAPS has recommended that the DPWI should rather advise the affected service providers to be the ones who open a CAS with SAPS. The Departmentisthusadvisingallaffectedserviceproviderstoreportthematterattheir

nearest police stations and once the CAS is opened, SAPS normally obtains the affidavits/statements from the Department.

5. The Department has for all eventualities an anti-virus email softwarewhereby:

  • the latest Anti-virus software for end point security firewalls isrun;
  • all the offices including Regional Offices and sites have firewalls - Virtual Private Network (VPN);
  • a Virtual Private Network that ensures all officials logging into the DPWI domain operate in a secureenvironment;

Further to this:

    • TheDepartmenthasamasterICTpolicythatisregularlyreviewedtoaddress all governance and security relatedissues;
    • Active Directory password authentication is designed according topolicy;
    • All systems have current Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate to enable encryption, privacy, authentication and dataprivacy.

18 August 2020 - NW1739

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a)What are the names of the (i) buildings and/or (ii) sites that are currently used as quarantine sites; (b) where is each specified property located; (c) what are the relevant details of each property; (d) is each property in private or public ownership; (e) what is the cost of each property; (f) what is the duration of the contract in each case and (g) who made the request in

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The response to questions (a) to (g) above are provided in tabular format and attached as

Annexure A titled, “Quarantine Sites Contracted by the Department of Public Works and

Infrastructure – Covid-19 Pandemic”.

ANNEXURE A

ANNEXURE A to NA PQ 1739

QUARANTINE SITES CONTRACTED BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE - COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

1

Musina Hotel and Conference Facility

Limpopo

3 National Road, Musina

Private

R1050-00

Not applicable.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

No persons under investigation (PUI’s) checked-in for quarantine to date.

2

Tsogo Sun - Garden Court Eastgate

Gauteng

Ernest Oppenheimer Ave, Bruma, Johannesburg

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

3

Tsogo Sun - Garden Court Newlands

Cape Town

7 Main Road, Newlands Cape Town

Private

R1380-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

4

Tsogo Sun - Stay Easy Eastgate

Gauteng

8 South Boulevard, Bruma, Johannesburg

Private

R1092-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

5

Tsogo Sun Stay Easy Emnotweni

Mpumulanga

Southern Sun Stay Easy Emnotweni

15 Government Boulevard

Riverside Park Ext 1

Nelspruit

1201

Private

R1092-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

6

Tsogo Sun Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Free State

Cnr Nelson Mandela and Meville Drive

Brandwag

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1380-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

7

Centurion Lake Hotel - Pretoria

Gauteng

1001 Lenchen Avenue North, Centurion, Gauteng, 0046

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

8

City Lodge Grand West

Cape Town

Grand West Casino & Entertainment World, Off Vanguard Drive,, Goodwqood, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

9

City Lodge V & A

Cape Town

Cnr Dock & Alfred Roads, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

10

City Lodge Durban Hotel

Durban

CnrSylvestor Road, KE Masinga Road, Durban

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

11

City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge

Durban

2 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, 4321

Private

R1205-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

12

Capital on Park

Gauteng

101 Katherine street, Sandown, Sandton

Private

R1138-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

13

Capital Melrose

Gauteng

AthollOaklands road, Melrose North Johannesburg

Private

R1138-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

14

Capital Bath

Gauteng

72 Bath Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg

Private

R1138-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

15

Capital Ivy Villa Hotel

Gauteng

160 Helen Road, Strathavon, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2196

Private

R1138-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

16

Capital on Empire

Gauteng

177 Empire Place, Sandhust, Sandton

Private

R1138-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

17

Capital Menlyn Maine - Pretoria

Gauteng

194 Bancor Avenue, Menlyn , Pretoria

Private

R1138-50

Not applicable.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

Discontinued use as this is a multi-tenant facility

18

Mercure Hotels South Africa - Midrand

Gauteng

Old Pretoria road, Halfway House, Midrand

Private

R1092-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

19

Mercure Hotels South Africa - Bedfordview

Gauteng

33 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng,

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

20

Mercure Premier Hotel

Nelspruit

Mpumulanga

Mercure Hotel Nelspruit

Cnr N4 and Graniet Street

Nelspruit

1200

Private

R1208-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

21

Peermont Emperors Palace Metcourt Hotel – Kempton Park

Gauteng

Emperor's Palace, 64 Jones Road, Jet Park, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620

Private

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

22

Peermont Emperors Palace Mondior Hotel – Kempton park

Gauteng

Emperor's Palace, 64 Jones Road, Jet Park, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620

Private

R1380-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

23

Indaba Hotel and Spa - Sandton

Gauteng

Cnr William Nicol and Wenning Street, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 3032

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

24

Mannah Guest House

Kempton Park

Gauteng

39 Pomona Road, Pomona, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620

Private

R1120-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

25

Protea Hotel Balalaika

Sandton

Gauteng

20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Gauteng, 2146

Private

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

26

Protea Hotel Durbanville

Cape Town

99 Jip de Jager Drive, Tygervalley, Bellvile, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7530

Private

R950-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

27

Radisson Blu - Gautrain

Gauteng

Rivonia Road, Sandton, Benmore

Private

R1000-00

Not applicable.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

Discontinued use as this is a multi-tenant facility

28

Radisson Blu Park Inn Newlands

Cape town

10 Hemlock Street, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape,7701

Private

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

29

Park Inn Radisson Foreshore

Cape Town

29 Heerengracht, Foreshore, cape town, Western Cape, 8000

Private

R1233-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

30

Radisson Blu

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Marine Drive and Nineth Ave, Port Elizabeth

Private

R1233-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

31

Birchwood Hotel

Kempton Park

Gauteng

Viewpoint Road, Bardene, Bardene, Boksburg, Gauteng, 1462

Private

R1150-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

32

Centurion Legacy Hotel

Gauteng

1001 Lenchen Avenue North, Centurion, Gauteng, 0046

Private

R1130-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

33

Signature Lux Hotel Foreshore

Cape Town

7 Hans Strijdom Street

Private

R790-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

34

New Tulbagh Hotel

Cape Town

8 Hans Strijdom Avenue

Private

R950-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

35

First Million Development CC T/A Black Mountain Hotel – Free State

Free State

Black Mountain Hotel

Suite 215

Private bag X 01

Brandhof

9324

Private

R1150-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

36

First Million Development CC T/A Windmill Casino Hotel – Free State

Free State

96 Raymond Mhlaba Street

Navalsig

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

37

President Hotel - Bloemfontein

Free State

President Hotel Free State

1 Union Avenue

Navalsig

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1150-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

38

Farm House Lodge

Free State

Paul Kruger ave 229

Universitas

Bloemfontein

9300

Private

R850-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

39

Tuscany Lodge and Conference Centre

Free State

PO Box 12748

Brandhof

9324

Private

R850-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

40

Monte Bello Estate

Free State

Monte Bello Estate

PO Box 22 111

Exton Weg

Bloemfontein

9313

Private

R1150-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

41

Badplaas Forever Resorts

Mpumulanga

Badplaas Forever Resorts

R38 Main Road between Carolina and Barberton

Mpumalanga

1190

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

42

Kings Tide Boutique Hotel

Port Elizabeth

16 10th avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

43

Coastlands West Street Hotel

Durban

Dr PixleyKaseme street, Durban Central

Private

R1000-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

44

Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel

Durban

329 UMHLANGA ROCKS DRIVE, UMHLANGA, DURBAN, KwaZulu-Natal, 4319

Private

R1000-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

45

aHa Bloemfontein Hotel

Free State

AHa Bloemfontein Hotel

Suite 109, Private Bag X01

Brandhof

 

Private

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

46

aHaKopanong Hotel

Kempton Park

Gauteng

243 Glen Gory Rad, Nortons Home Estates, Benoni

 

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

47

aHa Ivory Tree Game Lodge

North West

Bakgatla National Park

Pilanesburg Nature Reserve SP

North West

0318

Private

R1350-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

48

Saint Georges Hotel - Pretoria

Gauteng

58 Goede Hoop Ave, Doornkloof, Pretoria

Private

R1150-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

49

Ehrlick Park Lodge

Free State

Ehrlich Park Lodge

P.O. BOX 27130

Ward Number 19

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1000-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

50

MetsiMatso Lodge

Free State

Free State

Jwala-Boholo

Thaba-Bosiu

Maloti a Phofung

Qwaqwa

9601

Private

R1050-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

51

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein

Free State

Bon hotel Bloemfontein central

Bloem plaza

East burger street

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1200-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

52

Relekane Guest House

Free State

Relekane Guest House

P.O. BOX 27130

Ward Number 16

Bloemfontein

9301

Private

R1000-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 
                 

Serial No

Name of Buildings or Sites currently used as Quarantine Sites

a(i) and (ii)

Location of each property

(b)

Relevant details of each property

(c)

Ownership status - private or public

(d)

Cost of each property. Rate per room as per FEDHASA

(e)

Duration of the contract

(f)

Who made the request

(g)

Comments

53

Oasis Hotel

Upington

Northern Cape

Oasis Hotel

PO Box 198126 Schroder Street,Upington 8800

Private

R1100-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

54

River City Inn

Upington

Northern Cape

River City Inn

C/o Park and Scott Street

26 Scott street

Upington

8801

Private

R1170-00

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

55

Elangeni Lodge

Mpumulanga

Elangeni Lodge

P. O Box 313

Malelane

1320

Private

R1207-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

56

Khayalami Guest Lodge

Mpumulanga

Khayalami Lodge

29 Van Wijk Street

Sonheuwel

Nelspruit

1200

Private

R1092-50

National state of disaster period.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

 

57

aHa Casa Da Sol Hotel and Resort

Mpumulanga

Aha Casa Do Sol Hotel and Resort

11 Autumn Street

Rivonia

Johannesburg

2128

Private

R1350-00

Not applicable.

NATJOINTS Border Control Workstream and PORT HEALTH

No persons under investigation (PUI’s) checked-in for quarantine to date.

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) criteria were used to identify the 191 non-profit organisations across the Republic to help with Covid-19 interventions, (b) are the names of the NPOs and (c) total number of the NPOs are black-owned?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) In 2019, a total of 339 NPOs were contracted by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) to implement the Non-State Sector (NSS) Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) programme over a period of 2 years from 2019/20 to 2020/21 financial years. The 339 NPOs contracted into the programme, were appointed based on the following criteria:

  • Proof of NPO registration with Department of Social Development (DSD);
  • Letter of good standing from the DSD;
  • Letter of good standing on Compensation for Occupational and Injuries and Disease Act (COIDA);
  • Proof of registration with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF);
  • Printed copy for proof of registration with the Central Supplier Database (CSD) Registration;
  • Track record of existence of not less than 2 years; and
  • Willingness to participate in the EPWP COVID-19 response project.

For the EPWP COVID-19 response project, the same 339 NPOs were assessed for compliance with the CSD. From the assessed and contacted NPOs, some NPOs were not willing to participate in this intervention. Finally only 189 NPOs were appointed.

(b) The names of the contracted NPOs are attached herein as Annexure A.

(c) The table below demonstrates ownership status of the 189 NPOs contracted. Seventy seven percent (77%) of the NPOs contracted are 100% black owned.

Ownership Status

No. of NPOs

NPOs are 100% black owned

146

NPO is 100% White owned with 50% white women ownership

1

NPO is 21% Black owned with 9% Black women ownership and 79% White women ownership

1

NPO is 80% Black owned with 60% women ownership

1

NPO is 94% Black owned with 37% women ownership

1

No ownership details on CSD

39

TOTAL

189

ANNEXURE A

Province

Name of Non Profit Organisation

NPO Residential Address

EC

Aliwal Diocese Welfare & Development Committee

No 55 Carthcart Street, Aliwal North

EC

Dibashe Special Educare Inclusive

1431 N.U.10 Mdantsane, East London

EC

Empilisweni HIV/ Aids & Orphans Care Centre

1361 Gugulethu,Devana Location, King Williams Town

EC

Gwebindlala HIV/Aids

D206 N.U.9 Mdantsane, East London

EC

Iliso Care Society

Springrove, Queenstown

EC

Inqabayethu Youth Development

Mputhi A/A Baziya, Mthatha

EC

IxabisoLomntu Aids Awareness & Home Base Care

Magqabasini Location, Ndakeni A/A Flagstaff

EC

Lithemba Support Group

7406 NkewanaStreet,Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth,6205

EC

ManguzelaThandanani Home Base Care

Dengwane Location, magadla A/A Mmatatiele

EC

Masizakhe Community Development Project

198 Nkonjane Street, Hostel Kwazakhele,Port Elizabeth,6205

EC

Mount Frere Paralegal Advice Centre

173 Main Street, Mt Frere

EC

NcedisizweHewu Home Base

ERF 2515 Ekuphumleni Rent Office Zone 2, Ekuphumleni Township, Whittlesea, 5360

EC

Peddie Development Centre

41 Sutton Road, Sidwell, Port Elizabeth,6001

EC

Port St Johns Community Legal Advice Centre

Erf 166 Church Street, Port St. John

EC

SakheSingamadoda Youth Programme

434 Ketse Street, KwaNomzamo

EC

Sinako Wellness & Development

136 A Langfield Road, Whittlesea

EC

Siphumelele Youth Organisation

No 1 African Lodge,African Square, Grahamstown

EC

Sizophila Community Child

Imizizi A/A Mchayi Location

EC

Sneeuwtjie Early Child

638 Hudson Street, Pienaarsig, New Bethersda

EC

Southern African Youth Movement

32 Swallow Drive, Westbank, King Williams Town, 5600

EC

UbabaloLusanele Skills Centre

Mkhonkotho Location, Holela A/A Centane

EC

Ubuhlebethu 1203 Organisation

21 Gordon Road Southernwood, East London

EC

UMzimkhulu Development Service

188 Garana, Roman Catholic Church , Mount Ayliff,4735

EC

Zanoncedo Empowerment Centre

Mpongo Location, Chalumna,East London,5200

FS

Bolokanang Churches

03 Boiketlo Street, Bolokanang ,Petrusburg, 9932

FS

ChildwelfareKgotsong

No 41 Greyling Street Bothaville, 9660

FS

Dihlabeng Initiative

2667 A Tsoella Street, Bohlokong, Bethlehem, 9701

FS

Itekeng Disabled Centre

5285 Zone 2 Ficsksburg, 9732

FS

Lesedi Hospice

251 Bammans street, Hertzogville, 9482

FS

Qhola - Qhwe

01 QholaQhweCreche, Witsiehoek, Phathaditjhaba, 9866

FS

Regeneration of the Lost Generation

888 Ramanamane Street, Rammulotsi Municipality Office Building, Viljoenskroon, 9520

FS

Southren Youth Movement

65 Ramakgari street, ThabaNchu, 9780

FS

Umzimkulu Development

Agricultural Centre, 92 Church Street Rouxville, 9958

GP

Angels Home Based Care

14808/28 CASWELL JAULA, KAGISO EXT 2

GP

Bakone Community Home Based Care

19178 LETHABONG STR, KAGISO EXT 14, MOGALE CITY

GP

EvangeliEncha Home Based Care

19178 LETHABONG STR, KAGISO EXT 14, MOGALE CITY

GP

Kgoro Organisation

PORTION 26, KROMDRAAI, KRUGERSDRORP

GP

KitsoLesedi Community Development

4538 Modisane Street Mogale City 1754

GP

Kopano Manyano God the Founder Center for Homeless

271 PRETORIUS STREET, BAREND VAN ERKOM BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, ROOM 621, PRETORIA

GP

Legae La Bana HBC

2452 CNR JABULANI & CORANE STREET, MUNSIEVILLE, MOGALE CITY

GP

Linomtha Day and Aftercare Centre

12646 WALTER SISULU STR, EXTENTION 8, KAGISO

GP

Maximum Development Institute

No 83 WOBURN AVENUE, 1st FIRST FLOOR 101, BENONI

GP

Mo-AfrikaIthlokomele Educational Project

3623/7 MODJAJI &CNR MOHLOKA STR, ZONE 3, PIMVILLE

GP

National Institute Community Development & Management Trust (NICDAM)

89 Erasmus Avenue, Raslouw Estate, Wierda Park

GP

Nomncebo Community Development Project

2454 MAYFIELD EXT5 MINANAWE DAVEYTON

GP

Phaphamang Environmental Organisation

575014 ZONE 3,SEBOKENG, VERENIGING

GP

Rotanganedza Community Centre

PLOT 151, BADIRILE CLINIC, BADIRILE LOCATION, RANDFONTEIN

GP

ShomangSebenzani Development Initiative

LIMPRO PARK GARDEN SITES (PIKITUP 1 AND FILL SITE. MALBORO

GP

Siphumelele Youth Organisation

904 RALERATA STR,MOHLAKENG (MPCC) RANDFONTEIN

GP

Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM)

66 GLENWOOD ROAD LYNNWOOD PRETORIA

GP

TholaUlwazi Home Based Care & Training

6 SPENCER PLACE, LOMBARDY EAST

GP

Thought

56 BLOCK BB, SOSHANGUVE

GP

Tshwarisanang Environment Pro-ReActive Safety Mentors

6 SPENCER PLACE, LOMBARDY EAST

KZN

All Purpose Skills Development

D2290 EZIQHAZENI AREA NQUTHU 3135

KZN

Amajuba Community Development Project

Khambule stand, Madadeni, Newcastle

KZN

Asinqobe Youth Empowerment

D2284 Kwaluvisi area Nquthu 3135

KZN

Bakhiphe Community Development Organization

LOT 1033 SONKOMBO AREA MWOLOKOHLO NDWEDWE 4342

KZN

Buyisithemba Community Development

NGWADUMANE AREA, WARD11, MAPHUMULO 4470

KZN

Celukuthula Community And Counselling

UNION BLD EMPANGENI

KZN

Community Orphanage Centre And Shelter

MAFITLENG AREA NQUTHU 3135

KZN

EmbizeniCreche

D 999, KwaMbiza, Ntshongweni, 3700

KZN

EntokozweniCreche

98 OLD MAIN ROAD SHAKASKRAAL 3450

KZN

Esididini Community Project

BLOCK 11 MASSONDALE FARM MADADENI 2951

KZN

Ethekwini Young Entrepreneurs Network

22 GREEN FIELD ROAD CATO CREST MAYVILLE 4091

KZN

Hlanganani Youth Project

OGELELE

KZN

HlongwaCbo Network

D219 KWAHLONGWA THAFAMASI MAPHUMULO

KZN

IkhayaLethu Community Organization

Dendethu Area, Mandeni, 4491

KZN

Ikhayalethu Community Centre

Sithembile Area

KZN

Imbokodo Women Empowerment

Esidumbini Mission Nsuze Area P 712 Ndwedwe, 3242,

KZN

Inkanyezi Development Foundation

HLONGWA TRIBAL COUNCIL UMGUBO LOCATION UMZUMBE 4226

KZN

InkanyeziYokusa Development Organisation

Bhekuphiwa Area

KZN

Intungwa Development

1094 Qumbu Road Cato Crest

KZN

Lethukukhanya Crisis And Development Centre

KWADABEKA D PINETOWN

KZN

Majiya Community Projects

Magwetshana Reserve, Ntambanana

KZN

Makhuzeni Youth Development

Mphola Area, Ngandumbili, Nongoma.3950

KZN

Masibambisane

P 75 QoloqoloMthwalume 4200

KZN

Mawela Community Development

Emakhosini Reserve Ulundi

KZN

Mkhephi Project

Ward 09, Ngwebini Area, Nwutu

KZN

Mpilonhle

MTUBATUBA

KZN

Ndumiso Support Group

29 Mc Kenzie Street ,Dundee 3000

KZN

New Generation Community Organization

BHADANA LOCATION KWADUMISA 4200

KZN

New Philippian Church Of Southern Africa

2744 GOERGEDALE HAMMARSDALE 3700

KZN

Newcastle Arts Development Organization

Office Number 10 Kunene Shoping Complex 5376 Osizweni 2952

KZN

Nurses At A Go

16410 uBhaqa Road, Luganda Township, Marianhill 3609

KZN

PfuxaRixaxa Foundation

100463 Emgangeni Village, Amanzimtoti ,4125

KZN

Phembukuthula Community Care Organization

1162 Etholeni Area, Wasbank 2920

KZN

Inqabayethu Youth Development

01 Njengabathu Area Darlton 3236

KZN

Sakhisizwe Community Development Centre

CABAZINI LOCATION IXOPO

KZN

SakhisizweHiv/Aids Support Group Aids

Dube Village Groutville 4470

KZN

Sakhisizwe Youth Organization

Bhadane Location near Nqanula Combined Primary School

KZN

Sakhumnotho Development Services

51 Roy Campbell Drive, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

KZN

Seconds Of Development

07 Minaar Street Utrecht

KZN

Simile Youth Project

KwaMdakane Area, Tribal Court, Dannhouser,3080

KZN

Simunye Youth Development

Egazini Reserve, KwaCeza,3866

KZN

Sinethemba Project

Mjunundu Road, Tribal Court, Vulamehlo

KZN

Siyakha Development Organisation

7305 Section 4 Madadeni 2951

KZN

Siyakhula Projects

72 BHOMELA AREA IZOTSHA PORTSHEPSTONE 4242

KZN

Siyakhula United Action For Development

72 Bhomela ,Portshepstone 4240

KZN

Siyanqoba Luncheon Club

10 a UNION STREET DUNDEE

KZN

Siyathuthuka Care Centre

NONGOMA

KZN

Siza Youth And Community Development

Crompton Street, Pinetown 3610

KZN

Sizzan Community Development

SIZZAN CENTRE KWADUKUZA 4450

KZN

Soul Prosper Home Based Care

Mondlo Vryheid

KZN

South African Food Security And Development Agency

45 CORNOR STREET ESCOURT 3310

KZN

South African Youth Movement

Kwavova Area Poulpietersburg 3180

KZN

Thembalihle Community Project

ESIBOZILE TOWNSHIP DUNDEE

KZN

Thought

EMATIMATOLO WARD 2 GREYTOWN

KZN

Ubuntu Crisis And Family Care Centre

181 WYEBANK ROAD KLOOF 3610

KZN

Umusawake Family Care And Crisis

D1063 EKUVUKENI TOWNSHIP 3389

KZN

Widowed Women Of South Africa

H1912 IHOBE STREET ESIKHAWINI

KZN

Youth Organization United

15 SAGITTARIUS ROAD COLITA

KZN

Ziphatheleni Community Development

LOT230 UMBUMBULU 4105

LP

Sakhumnotho Development Service

57 Woodhouse Rd Scottsville PMBurg 3201

LP

Intungwa Development

Amaoti Durban

LP

TiangMaatlaMultupurpose Centre

PO Box 4801 Solomondale 0964

LP

Tjiane drop in centre

Stand 20105 Tjiane Ga-Mphahlele 0745 next to Thelela shop

LP

Mo- AfrikaIthlokomele Educational Project

Shop NO 5 Shallas complex Senwabarwana

LP

Dzekula Development Organisation

Nwadzekudzeku village MadyisaStrret next to Zala

LP

HomuMinceka White Project

Stand no 661 Makosha Village Giyani

LP

Pfuxanani Early Learning Centre

PO Box 4903 Giyani 0826

LP

Ramotshinyadi HIV/AIDS Youth Guide

Stand no 1205 Ramotshinyadi village next to Pamotshinyadi clinic

LP

Are Ikemeng Young Womans Health Development organization

PO Box 4794 Mpudulle 1057

LP

IntuthukoYesizwe Community Organization

PO Box 1499 Groblersdal0470

LP

Life Orienttion Home Based Care

Stand no BA 85 Lekala section Boekenhoutkloof next to ikhutsheng primary school

LP

Mamokwale home based care

Mmakagatle A next to Hututu High school Stand no10035

LP

Mohaletse Disabled Group

MohlaletsiMaeba Next to taxi rank

LP

Phela o phedishe health and welfare care group

PO Box 3621 Lefalane 0741

LP

TafelkopeLesedi home based cate

PO Box 0474 Boleu 0474

LP

Elandskraal Home Based Care

Stand no 383 Elandskraal Block 2

LP

Far North Youth development Initiative

Office no 9 Managaomplex Thohoyandou

LP

Get Ready Information Services

521 Section A Hospital Road Malamulele

LP

Gundo Community Development

PO Box3116 Sibasa 0970

LP

Imvuselelo Development Agency

No 715 Mulila Street P West Thohoyandu

LP

Miehleketo Early Learning Centre

 

LP

Bangwanate Disabled Project

PO Box 4463 Mokopane 0600

LP

Bathuseng Community Center

PO Box1911 Mokopane 0600

LP

Ga Mokaba Reading Room

Ga-Mokaba Village MokopaneTown

MP

Amos/Kgaphamadi

Stand no:50154 EzakheniKwamhlanga

MP

Buhlebesizwe

323 Buhlebesizwe Community Centre Empumalanga

MP

Easthigh college

Orion Building 33 Bester Street Nelspriut

MP

Foster Care & Widowers HBC

Stand no:121 Newington C Ximhungwe

MP

Impilo community centre

Stand no;232 Vaalbank Ext Mbibane

MP

Isiphephelo

23146 Ext 21 EmbalenhleMhlambanyathi Street Embalenhle

MP

Ithembalomphakathi

No 1057 Phola Park Kwamhlanga 1022

MP

Ithuseng Pre-School

2547 Thamaga Street Kwaguqa Ext 4 Emalahleni

MP

Jeepes Reef HBC

Stand no:1219 Jeepes Reef ShongweMissoin

MP

KagoYabana

53 Wilkens street Rockysdrift

MP

Laapeng Foundation

Stand no: 1612 A Main Road Kabhokweni Old Complex

MP

Ntataise

150 Solomon Street Rocky's Drift White River

MP

Philisani Drop In Centre

Stand no 210 Mbangwane 1355

MP

Piet Retief Miracle Centre

5717 Phola Park Ethandukhanya Piet Retief

MP

SiphosethuDaycare Centre

Stand no:1045 Gembokspruit

MP

Thola-Ulwazi Home Based Care and Training

Stand no: 7028 MatselapataWaterval B Siyabuswa

MP

Thought

106 Kwachibikhulu Location Chrissiesmeer

MP

Tirhani

Stand no:339 Rolle Village Thulamahashe

MP

Tiyimiseleni HBC

Stand no:628 Lillydale B Main Road Ximhungwe

MP

Zimiseleni DOTS

Stand no:603 Driekoppies Trust Shongwe Mission

NC

Thought

1202 Matshidisho Street, Olifantshoek

NC

Woman of Wisdom

60 Queensway Hadison Park Kimberly 8301

NW

ARE DIRENG CARE GIVERS

1186, Blackrock Section

NW

BATSHA BA KOPANE

1810Goponyane Sec, MabekaskraalVill

NW

HOPE AND FAITH DROP IN CENTRE

294 Thuto Neo Primary School

NW

ICCSA

3768 B MAIYELA SECTION 2868

NW

ITIRELENG PROJECT

1793 Kafotlha Street , Reagile, Koster

NW

KATLO DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

560 BLOCK I EXT LETLHABILE

NW

KGOTHATSANANG ORGANISATION

2007B, Skampaneng, Ga-Motle Village

NW

KITSO KE LESEDI

14 MOLATLHEGI AVENUE
RUSTENBURG
0263

NW

KUTULLO DISABILITY CARE CENTRE

1406 Block F, Letlhabile

NW

LEANO LA BOPHELO AND SUPPORT GROUP

28007 ESXTENSION 24

NW

LOKGABENG DISABLED CENTRE

KLERKSDORP

NW

MAKAPANSTAD RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

2642 B MMEKWA SECTION

NW

OBAKENG DISABILITY CENTRE

969EA NearWalterLetsie High School

NW

PEELETSO SECHABENG DEVELOPMENT

3291 LERATO STREET TLHABANE

NW

PHILANI HEALTH CARE CENTRE

X583 MokhechaneStr, Jouberton, Klerksdorp

NW

REKOPANE OLD AGE AND DISABILITY

272 KGOSING SECTION MAIN ROAD , PELLA OD CLINIC

NW

RELEBOGILE CARE SUPPORT

0165 ZONE 5 NGOBI

NW

SAVF VentersdorpOuestehuis

47 Mark Street Ventersdorp

NW

SUNSHINE SELF HELP

301 BLOCK I MAUBANE

NW

THE GOOD SAMARITAN PROJECT

590 KAMEEL STREET LETSOPA LOCATION

NW

TSHEDIMOSETSO

20123 DIBATE VILLAGE

WC

DWDE (Disability workshop developent)

21 Cavendish Street Claremont

WC

Edu-Plett

1 Xiphula Street, kwanokuthula, Plett

WC

God Cares International

37 Lynx Pacalsdorp George

WC

Iliso Care Society

A648 Sunrise Street Site C Khayelitsha

WC

Masibambane Community Garden

G232 Mongise road, Khayelitsha

WC

Prince Albert Advice and Development Centre

3 Voorstreet, Prince Albert

WC

Siyakhathala

56-675 Oscar Mpetha road khayelitsha

WC

South African Youth Council

10A Old Dutch Square, Bill Bezuidenhoudt Avenue, Bellville

WC

Urban Rural Development

Langa Housing Department, Washington Street, Langa

18 August 2020 - NW1719

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What number of vacant properties owned by her department (a)(53)have been subjected to land invasions and (b)(i)(9)were successful in preventing land invasion, (ii)(32)were unsuccessful in preventing land invasion and are currently occupied and (iii)(12) has been the subject of legal processes for trespassing and/or eviction orders in 2019 and 2020?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure as follows:

(a) Number of vacant properties subjected to land invasions.

Bloemfontein =1 (One)

Cape Town = 4 (Four)

Durban = 8 (Eight)

Johannesburg = 0 (Nil)

Kimberley = 3 (Three)

Mmabatho = 3 (Three)

Nelspruit =9 (Nine)

Polokwane = 2 (two)

Port Elizabeth = 9 (Nine)

Pretoria = 0 (Nil)

Umthatha = 14 (Fourteen)

TOTAL = 53

No.

Regional Office

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

   

List of sites:successful in preventing land invasion

List of sites:

unsuccessful in preventing land invasion and are currently occupied

List of sites:

the subject of legal processes for trespassing and/or eviction orders in 2019 and 2020

1

Nelspruit Regional Office

 
  • Portion 2 of the Farm Dingwell 276 JT.
  • Farm Ingrid 591 JU
  • Farm Rooiduiker 591 JU
  • Farm Vaalribok 547 JU
  • Farm Langrand 457 JT
  • Farm Lindenau 303 JT
  • Portion 23 of the Farm Valschfontein 33 JS
  • Farm Masoyi Police Station 74 JU
  • Farm Mimosa 557 JU

2

Cape Town

  • Portion of Farm 421 Doring Bay
  • ERF 1117 Blaauwberg
  • Farm 295 Grabouw
  • Portion 65 of Farm 82 RoodeZand, Worcester (Known as Sandhills)

NONE

3

Kimberley

  • Erf 1 Danielskuil
  • Erf 6983 Kimberley, eviction process is underway
  • Erf 1 Danielskuil and Erf 6983 Kimberley

4

Mthatha

  • 3Erf 14040 at Police Camp in Mthatha
  • Erf 265 Sprigg Street in Mthatha
  • Erf 264 Main Street Port St Johns
  • Erf 85 Tsomo
  • Erf 200 Mthatha
  • Erf 7547 Ntusi Street, Mthatha
  • Erf 1950 in Mthatha
  • Erf 1952 in Mthatha
  • Erf 1963 in Mthatha
  • Erf 8711 in Mthatha
  • Erf 234 in Mthatha
  • Erf 8328 in Mthatha and
  • Erf 170 Port St Johns
  • Erf 920 in Mthatha

5

Durban

  • Remainder of Erf 77 Howick (17 Theed Street, Howick)
  • Rem of Portion 69 of the farm Reserve No. 7A No. 15826,
  • Rem of Portion 3 of the farm Veelgeluk No. 171
  • Portion 4 of the farm RietVallei No. 1043
  • Erf 500 La Lucia (1 Oakleigh Avenue, La Lucia)
  • Erf 387 Rose Hill (148 Manfred Drive, Park Hill, Durban North)
  • Erf 550 Scottburgh (43 Erskine Street, Scottburgh)
  • Erf 1878 Amanzimtoti (13 Dickens Road, Athlone Park, Amanzimtoti

6

Port Elizabeth

 
  • Farm 45, Draaibosch

Komga,

  • Farm 114, Kommetjiesleegte Outspan

East London,

  • Farm 356, Black Hill Outspan
  • East London,

Farm 866 PT 1,

East London RD,

  • Farm 871, Grey dell

East London,

  • Farm 871 PT 1, Grey dell

East London,

  • Farm 871 PT 3, Grey dell

East London,

  • Farm 276 PT 1, PlaasDonkerhoek,
  • AlbanyFarm 304, Nahoon Dam

East London,

7

Johannesburg

NONE

NONE

NONE

8

Bloemfontein

 
  • ERF 8225 Portion 1,Thabong, Welkom
 

9

Pretoria

NONE

NONE

NONE

10

Mmabatho

  • Portion 4 of the farm Zandpan 423 IP,
  • Portion 24 and 34 of Rustenburg town and Townlands 272 JQ,
  • Portion 1 of farm Wildebeestfontein 274 JQ
   

11

Polokwane

   
  • PT 13 of Farm Tempelhof 150 MS
  • Remainder of Farm Loskop North 12 JS
 

TOTAL

9

32

12

Closing statement:

The department managed to deploy various strategies on the prevention of land invasion and that includes the 9 vacant land, amongst the strategies to be deployed the department is planning to procure the services of the Security Companies to patrol the land and forge the relationship with various municipalities to collaborate and share intelligence on the land prevention strategies.

The department is also intending to collaborate with community leaders, civil activists and whistle blowers in order to receive information of potential threats on land invasion and act immediately upon receipt of such information to prevent further land invasions, also to report cases to South African Service to assist with the arrest of the trespassers and distraction of informal structures within 24 hours.

18 August 2020 - NW1448

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What was the percentage of budget and actual amount of money budgeted for maintenance of infrastructure owned by her department in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years and since 1 April 2020, (b) what percentage and actual amount of the budgeted amounts were spent in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years, (c) what were the reasons why the budget was either over- or underspent in each case and (d) which votes and/or line items were either increased and/or reduced as a result?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) percentage of budget and actual amount of money budgeted for maintenance of infrastructure in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years and since 1 April 2020 is outlined in table 1 below:

Table 1: Infrastructure maintenance budget

 

Line Item

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

April to June 2020

 

Budget

% of total Budget

 

Budget

% of total Budget

 

Budget

% of total Budget

 

Budget

% of total Budget

 

 

R'000

 

R'000

 

R'000

 

R'000

 

Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance

1 367 580

9%

1 570 448

10%

1 781 095

10%

1 437 861

7%

Repair

943 594

6%

1 087 519

7%

1 339 429

7%

1 451 024

7%

Refurbishment

1 034 464

7%

1 020 776

6%

1 233 776

7%

1 319 637

7%

Total

3 345 639

23%

3 678 743

22%

4 354 300

24%

4 208 522

22%

(b) The percentage and actual amount of the budgeted amounts were spent in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years are listed in Table 2 below

Table 2: Infrastructure maintenance expenditure

Line Item

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

April to June 2020

 

Exp

% Exp

 

Exp

% Exp

 

Exp

% Exp

 

Exp

% Exp

 

 

R'000

 

R'000

 

R'000

 

R'000 

 

Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance

1 316 633

96%

1 548 982

99%

1 781 095

100%

239 574

17%

Repair

952 025

101%

943 976

87%

1 057 534

79%

57 650

4%

Refurbishment

1 033 399

100%

926 515

91%

976 779

79%

57 650

4%

Total

3 302 057

99%

3 419 472

93%

3 815 408

88%

354 874

8%

(c) The scheduled and unscheduled maintenance budget for 2017/2018 was underspent by 4% and for 2018/19 the underspent was 1%, due to the portion of unscheduled maintenance, which cannot be predicted with certainty owing to breakdown of assets, equipment and conditions thereof.

In the mist of delivering infrastructure projects, DPWI encountered a number of challenges which include but not limited to the following:

  • Incapacity of some emerging contractors implementing our projects is adversely affecting timeous delivery of projects.
  • Clients requests for additional work and community protests and demands to be considered by service providers has financial implication on the preliminaries and generals costs of the projects;
  • Limited professional services positions for Sketch Plan approvals, which adds to delays for approval of sketch plans;
  • Extended tender adjudication and award dates;
  • Community protests and work stoppages;
  • Incapacity of some emerging contractors implementing DPWI projects is adversely affecting timeous delivery of projects.

(d) No Votes and/or line items were increased and/or reduced as a result of the under-expenditure.

18 August 2020 - NW1629

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the full details on the (a) exact terms of reference, (b) scope of work, (c) project timelines, including the commencement date, (d) anticipated completion date and (e) appointment of key role players to deliver the project for the (i) revamping of the Groote Schuur Estate, (ii) roads and parking at the Bryntirion Presidential Estate and (iii) facilities management at the Union Buildings and The Presidency offices?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) regarding work done at Groote Schuur Estate, Bryntirion Presidential Estate and the Union Buildings.

(i) The following response relates to Groote Schuur Estate Infrastructure project.

a) Terms of reference:

Upgrade of Infrastructure Services relating to the Civil Works (Stormwater, water reticulation; plumbing) and Electrical infrastructure

b) Scope of works:

Upgrade internal roads; Perimeter security and patrol paths; Fire reticulation network upgrade; Upgrade sewer reticulation networks; Upgrade storm-water systems; Electrical supply and upgrades; Upgrade Potable water reticulation network; Upgrade irrigation supply and storage and landscaping 

c) Project timelines:

Site was handed over 1 July 2020 with a 30 month construction period.

d) Anticipated completion date:

The anticipated project completion date is December 2022

e) Appointment of key role players:

Goega is the Implementing Agent acting as Project Manager.

Aurecon  acting as Principal Agent and responsible for Electrical & Civil Works.

FCHolm appointed Landscape Architect responsible for irrigation and landscaping. 

Martin & East is the appointed contractor

(ii) The following relates to Roads and Parking at the Bryntirion Presidential Estate

a) Terms of reference:

The terms of reference emantes from the conversion of government farm into Bryntirion estate which requires that we provide clean water, build roads and stromwater.

b) Scope of works:

The project comprises of the construction of roads, storm water, water reticulation and sewer on Western side and central area of the Bryntirion Estate.

c) Project timelines:

The project is anticipated to commence on the 19 October 2020

d) Anticipated completion date:

The anticipated project completion date is October 2023

e) Appointment of key role players:

A Service Provider has not been appointed yet. The implementation of the project will be supported by the following members of the Project Management Office;

Boleng Consulting Services – Project Management Professional Services

ChibweAfritectsSA – Architectural Professional Services

Elconsult CC – Quantity Surveying Professional Services

Weaveway Trade CC – Civil Engineering Professional Services

(iii) The following relates to the Facilities Management at the Union Buildings and The Presidency offices

a) Terms of reference:

Facilities Management Contract for PresitigeAccomodation in Pretoria(Tambo House, SM Makgatho Guest House, AFB Waterkloof Presidential Suites).

The Prestige Accommodation list of Facilities is made up of a portfolio of Buildings which are extremely old and are of immense National Heritage value. The current state of these facilities has reached various stages of decay, deterioration and disrepair which is attributed to a lack of efficient and effective maintenance.

b) Scope of works:

The security measure upgrade of the entire premises, upgrading of the HVAC system, roof repairs, maintenance of mechanical, building, electrical, plumbing and drainage infrastructure. As well as cleaning and horticulture services.

c) Project timelines:

Site was handed over 02 May 2019 with a 60 month construction period.

d) Anticipated completion date:

The anticipated project completion date is April 2024

e) Appointment of key role players:

The Contract is implemented by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) with the support of the following members of the Project Management Office;

Nkonki& Associates – Project Management and Quantity Surveying Professional Services

Ikemeleng Architects – Architectural Professional Services

Rev2Light – Occupational Health and Safety Professional Services

Phatsimo Engineering – Electrical Engineering and Security Installations Professional Services

Tsekwane Investments – Civil and Structural Engineering Professional Services

ADI Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Fire Installations Professional Services

Gauflora/Superfactor JV- Contractor

17 August 2020 - NW718

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

In view of the fact that the annual report of the Department of Water and Sanitation that should have been submitted on 30 August 2019 was seven months late and necessitated an investigation by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, what steps has she taken to ensure that the annual report which is due 2020 will not also be similarly delayed?

Reply:

The Department of Water and Sanitation has taken all the necessary steps to address the challenges that resulted in the late submission of the 2018/19 Annual Report to Parliament. The 2019/20 Annual Report will be tabled in accordance with the legislated timeframe.

17 August 2020 - NW1571

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

By what date will her department ensure that the community of Maluti-a-Phofung will have access to water after she had pledged almost R200 million in her efforts to provide basic services when she travelled to Qwaqwa with a task team in February 2020 and yet the community still has no water together with many areas in the surrounds that have been without water for over 10 years?

Reply:

A series of multi-year droughts in South Africa has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and the Free State province is no exception. Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality is one of the municipalities that were faced with drought challenges. Various drought intervention projects were identified to address water supply issues in the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality.

The Sedibeng Water Board was appointed as the implementing agent for the priority projects identified. The projects were identified at a total estimated cost of R180 700 000.00. Due to the magnitude of the projects and limited funding, the projects are implemented over two (2) financial years. An amount of R54 034 700 was allocated for implementation of projects in the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality in the 2019/2020 financial year. The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R126 665 300.00 in the 2020/2021 financial year for the completion of the projects.

A total of six (6) priority projects have been identified and are being implemented through the drought intervention programme. Table 1 below gives an indication on the progress of priority projects including the costs to date.

Table 1: Summary of Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality drought intervention projects

Local Municipality

Project Description

Communities to be served

Total Project Budget

Project budget for 2019/20

Project budget for 2020/21

Project Start & End date

Status of Project

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Development of Ground water in Qwaqwa. Equipping of boreholes and package plant

Qwaqwa

R47 000 000

R10 000 000

R37 000 000

Start (Planned): Jan 2020
End (Planned): October 2020

Phase 2 of the project is currently under construction. Two contractors have been appointed to equip five (5) boreholes each – total of 10. The project is currently in progress. The project is at 68% progress

FS:Thabo Mofutsanyana:Maluti-A-Phofung --FS194

Immediate water supply in Qwaqwa: Procurement and leasing of water tankers and 5000 Jojo tanks

Qwaqwa: (Population: 335,784)

R50 000 000

R20 000 000

R30 000 000

Start (Planned): 21 Jan 2020
End (Planned): August 2020

1349 out 2000 Delivered

With only 353 Permanent Installations. The progress is at 40% progress.

FS:Thabo Mofutsanyana:Maluti-A-Phofung --FS194

Construction of Comet to Ha Rankopane Pipeline (+- 5 km)

Ha-Rankopane: (Population: 2,505)

Mandela Park including industrial areas (Population: 1,506)

R15 000 000

R5 000 000

R10 000 000

Start (Planned): 21 Jan 2020
End (Planned): 30 July 2020

3.7km of uPVC laid to date. The project is at 85% progress.

FS:Thabo Mofutsanyana:Maluti-A-Phofung --FS194

Reversal – Increase Pipeline from 160 mm to 400 mm diameter (+- 3km) in Qwaqwa

Qwaqwa: (Population: 335,784)

R12 000 000

R5 000 000

R7 000 000

Start (Planned): 27 Jan 2020
End (Planned): Aug 2020

1.5km of the 3km pipeline laid. The project is at 60% progress.

FS:Thabo Mofutsanyana:Maluti-A-Phofung --FS194

Repairs of the Mangaung Showgrounds to Thaba Bosiu Pipeline (+- 16 km)

Mangaung: (Population: 9,151)

Thaba Bosiu: (Population: 2,935)

R33 700 000

R5 000 000

R28 700 000

Start (Planned): 17 Apr 2020
End (Planned): Sept 2021

PDR and Detailed Design Report completed and Approved.

RFQ to appoint contractor in progress. 100% Planning and design. The project is at 42% progress.

FS:Thabo Mofutsanyana:Maluti-A-Phofung --FS194

Water conservation and water demand management
Repair of valves, pipelines and leakages

Qwaqwa: (Population: 335,784)

R23 000 000

R9 034 700

R13 965 300

Start (Planned): 27 Jan 2020
End (Planned): Dec 2020

PDR and Detailed Design Report completed and Approved.

RFQ to appoint contractor in progress. The project is at 40% progress.

Total

R180 700 000

R54 034 700

R126 665 300

 

56%

The six (6) priority projects are approximately 56% complete. The implementation of the projects began in January 2020, which was the last quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year. Five (5) out of the six (6) priority projects will be completed within the current financial year.

During the implementation of projects, water tankering was identified as an immediate intervention while project are still under construction. The Department of Water and Sanitation, through Sedibeng Water, contributed a total of 25 water tankers/trucks, each with a capacity of 16,000 litres through the Maluti-A-Phofung Drought Intervention Programme. The Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality has also allocated a total of 49 water trucks through their service providers.

 

17 August 2020 - NW1697

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Basic Education  to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether any educators with comorbidities have reported for duty at Gauteng schools as at 15 July 2020; if not, what are the relevant details; if so, (a) what number of educators with comorbidities are currently reporting for duty at schools in the province, (b) what are the reasons the specified educators are still reporting for duty and (c) what are the scientific reasons that these educators do not remain at home because of their comorbidities?

Reply:

(a) There are currently 174 educators in Gauteng who have  reached an agreement with the principal to be accommodated at the workplace.    

(b) The management of work arrangements of educators with comorbidities in the sector is regulated through the Education Labour Relations Council Collective Agreement 1 of 2020. According to the agreement, the Principal or the Circuit Manager (in cases where the Principal is the applicant)  must agree on the stipulated options of work arrangements available, one of which is an agreement that the educator can report to school subject to strict safety measures. These measures include that the educator must be accommodated in a restricted area at school where they will not be exposed to lengthy contact with the rest of the school community and that their commute to and from the workplace must be safe e.g. use private transport.

(c) As indicated above, the work arrangement where an educator with comorbidity reports to school is only allowed under a strict protocol, that limits any lengthy exposure to other staff and learners.

17 August 2020 - NW657

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

(1)What number of advisory committees do her respective departments have in (a) her office and (b) the Departments of (i) Human Settlements and (ii) Water and Sanitation; (2) what are the (a) names, (b) remuneration packages and (c) qualifications of each of the members serving on all committees in her office and each of her departments?

Reply:

Department of Human Settlements:

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation has one (1) Ministerial Advisory Panel that is attached to the Department of Human Settlements. It consists of six members and was appointed in terms of the Housing Act, 107 of 1997.

The remuneration of the Ministerial Advisory Panel (MAP) is based on section 20 of the Treasury Regulations for departments, constitutional institutions and public entities of 2001. The remuneration rates of the MAP members is set on category S as provided for in the 2019 Remuneration Levels: Service Benefit Packages for Office-Bearers of Certain Statutory and Other Institutions.

Department of Water and Sanitation:

Section 76 (1) of the Water Services Act, 1997and section 99(1) of the National Water Service Act, 1998 empowers the Minister to establish advisory committees. These Committee are established to inter alia advise the Minister and Director General on the stabilisation and efficient functioning of the Water Sector.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has a total of three advisory committees as follows:

  • Water Advisory Committee;
  • Water Stabilisation Committee; and
  • Water Services Committee.

Honourable Member, I am constrained and prohibited by the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” from providing the names of each person serving in the Panel of Advisors as requested. The document referred to states that:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, bodies and, for example, newspapers are only used in questions if the facts surrounding the case have been proven. As the mere mention of such names could be construed as publicity for or against them, it should be clear that this practice is highly undesirable. If a question will be unintelligible without mentioning such names, the Departments concerned are notified of the name (-s) and this phrase is used: ".......a certain person (name furnished)”.

14 August 2020 - NW1385

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1) What number of (a) calls were logged with the Anti-Corruption hotline during 2019-20 and (b) the specified calls resulted in (i) cases being opened, (ii) cases being prosecuted, (iii) successful convictions and (iv) cases that are still open or pending; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?NW1756E

Reply:

(1)(a) What number of calls were logged with the Anti-Corruption Hotline during 2019-20?

During the 2019/2020 financial year, a total of 70 500 incoming calls were logged with the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH). 68 909 of the incoming calls include answered calls, unanswered calls and abandoned (dropped calls), enquiries, wrong numbers, children playing, abusive calls, calls with inadequate information, calls relating to institutions outside the Public Service, requests for feedback and additional information to a previous case reports. (The NACH keeps track of all incoming calls for monitoring the efficiency of the call centre).

(b) the specified calls resulted in (i) cases being opened,

1591 case reports were generated and referred to relevant departments/ public entities for investigation.

  • 1007cases were relating to social grants fraud and all these cases were referred to SASSA for investigation. The monetary value of the cases referred to SASSA amounts to R216 799 29. 65, with the recovery of R106 263. 45;
  • 76 cases were investigated by the PSC and these cases were concluded and closed on the NACH system; and
  • 508 cases are outstanding and are being investigated.

(b)(ii) cases being prosecuted or, (iii) successful convictions.

The following table lists 18 cases inwhich officials were found guilty of misconduct.

ITEM NO

NAME OF DEPARTMENT

NATURE OF ALLEGATIONS

SANCTION IMPOSED

1

Water and Sanitation

Alleged abuse of state vehicle and company time

Final Written Warning

2

Water and Sanitation

Alleged abuse of Government resources

Final written warning and two months suspension without pay

3

Water and Sanitation

Alleged misuse of State vehicle

Final Written Warning

4

Water and Sanitation

Alleged misuse of state vehicle

Final Written Warning

5

Home Affairs

Alleged solicitation of bribes from foreign national in exchange for issuing them with fraudulent South African document

Dismissal

6

Home Affairs

Alleged unethical behaviour

Dismissal

7

Home Affairs

Alleged fraud

Final Written Warning and one month salary suspension.

8

Justice and Constitutional Development

Alleged absenteeism without submitting a leave form

An amount of R1 427.69 was recovered from the official in six monthly instalments.

9

Correctional Services

Alleged unethical behaviour

Demotion

10

Correctional Services

Alleged theft (3 officials)

Written warnings (2 X officials)

Final Written warning (1 X official)

11

Correctional Services

Alleged submitting of fraudulent matric certificate

Resignation. A criminal case of fraud has been opened with the SAPS

12

Correctional Services

Alleged unethical behaviour

Written Warning

13

Correctional Services

Alleged unethical behaviour

Warning

14

Correctional Services

Alleged appointment irregularities

Dismissal

15

Home Affairs

Alleged abuse of government resources

Final Written Warning

16

SAPS

Alleged unethical behaviour

A case of theft has been opened with the SAPS

17

DOJ&CD

Alleged misuse of a state-owned vehicles

Final Written Warning and two months suspension without pay

18

Correctional Services

Alleged cover up of assault

42 days segregation and demotion. A criminal case of murder has been opened with the SAPS.

(iv) cases that are still open or pending;

508 cases are outstanding and are being investigated.

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

The Public Service Commission has issued the information at a virtual media briefing held on 24 June 2020.

14 August 2020 - NW1623

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether the entities reporting to her have awarded any tenders since 1 March 2020; if so, what are the (a) names of the service providers to whom the tenders were awarded, (b) amounts of each tender awarded, (c) services and or products to be supplied by each service provider and (d) names of the other companies that bid for each contract; 2. Whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the awarding of the tenders; if so, (a)(i) why and (ii) what are the relevant details in each case and (b) what are the reasons why each specified business was awarded the specified tender? NW2007E

Reply:

I have been advised by the SOEs as follows:

1(a,b,c,d)

Entity

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Nemisa

No

No

No

No

.zaDNA

No

No

No

No

USAASA

No

No

No

No

Sentech

Yes(refer to attached Annexure A)

     

SITA

Yes (refer to attached Annexure B)

     

SABC

Yes (refer to attached Annexure C)

     

ICASA

AD Telecoms (Pty) Ltd 

R1,697,618.27 (Vat Inclusive) 

Supply, installation and maintenance of a Bandwidth Optimisation Solution at ICASA’s Head Office (Centurion) for a period of five (5) years. 

  1. AD Telecoms (Pty) Ltd

2. Intdev 

FBP

No

No

No

No

SAPO

Yes (refer to attached Annexure D)

     

BBI

Vukile Property Fund Limited 

R1 .647 213.16 

Rental of warehouse space in Midrand 

Only Vukile Property Fund Limited responded to the tender 

2. (a)(i)(ii); 

Entity

(a)

(i)

(ii)

Nemisa

Not Applicable

   

.zaDNA

Not Applicable

   

USAASA

Not Applicable

   

Sentech

Yes-refer to rows 1 and 2 of attached Annexure A 

   

SITA

Yes-refer to attached Annexure B

   

SABC

Yes-refer to attached Annexure C

   

ICASA

Yes

Microsoft is a sole provider

Procurement of a 3-year software Enterprise Agreement (AE) from Microsoft with a tender amount of  R16, 867,379.26 

FBP

Not Applicable

   

SAPO

Yes-refer to attached Annexure D

   

BBI

No

-

-

(b) BBI confirmed that Vukile Property Fund Limited was the only service provider to respond to the tender; and ICASA confirmed that it was not able to procure Microsoft licenses from any other supplier as Microsoft is the sole supplier. 

Sentech confirmedthat there were 2 deviations from Normal procurement processes.

(i) ForNagravision – Nagravision has exclusive propriety ownership on all its hardware and software systems on the Sentech Network and are therefore sole providers for the requirement specified.

(ii) For Discover Digital –They are the owners of the OTT content management and distribution platform that Intelsat had presented to SENTECH as part of the OTT streaming services.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1498

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) Why has the Government not signed the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data and (b) by what date does it intend to sign the specified Convention; (2) (a) Why has the Government not ratified The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, commonly known as the Budapest Convention, after becoming a signatory on 23 November 2001 and (b) by what date does it intend to ratify the Budapest Convention?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: -

1(a) The signing and ratification of the AU Convention on Cybersecurity and Protection of Personal Data is being dealt with by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). It is recommended that the Hon Member redirects the question to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

(b)      DIRCO will advise on the intended date.

2(a)      Similarly, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is best placed to provide reasons. It is recommended that the Hon Member redirects the question to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

(b)       DIRCO will advise on the intended date.

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1439

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What total number of parolees were rearrested for offences related to Gender-Based Violence in the 2019-20 financial year; (2) What (a) number of halfway houses does his department currently fund and (b) amount has his department allocated to each halfway house that it is funding in the current 2020-21 financial year?

Reply:

1. A total of 411 Parolees were rearrested during the 2019/20 financial year for offences relating to Gender Based Violence from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 and is indicated per Region in the tables below:

Region

Number of rearrested parolees for offences related to gender based violence during the 2019/20 financial year

Eastern Cape

81

Free State/Northern Cape

106

Gauteng

17

KwaZulu-Natal

48

Limpopo, Mpumalanga North West

105

Western Cape

54

Total

411

(2)(a) Seven Halfway Houses (7)

REGION

(2)(a) NUMBER OF HALFWAY HOUSES

(2)(b) AMOUNT ALLOCATED PER HALF WAY HOUSE

FS/NC (Free State)

1

R480 000,00

GP

1

R396 000,00

KZN

1

R496 200,00

LMN (North West)

1

R360 000,00

WC

3

R384 000,00

   

R384 000,00

   

R438 048,00

TOTAL

7

R2 938 248.00

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14 August 2020 - NW1748

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Sukers, Ms ME to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to her department’s meeting on 24 January 2020 with internal stakeholders consisting of various school and governing body federations and teachers’ unions, wherein it was stated that her department’s Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) regarding Educator Guides and Learner Workbooks are a voluntary source that teachers and/or schools could use to achieve the mandatory minimum outcomes set by the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) curriculum for the subjects Life Skills and Life Orientation, she can confirm that (a) the SLPs are voluntary and (b) given that section 6A of the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, empowers her only to determine the minimum outcomes as set forth in the national curriculum statement, and not to dictate outcomes, her department will not in future make the SLPs mandatory and the only source for achieving minimum outcomes set by the CAPS curriculum for the subjects Life Skills and Life Orientation?

Reply:

Scripted Lesson Plan (SLPs) are recommended, and are not the only teaching and learning resource, to assist teachers to provide scientifically accurate and age appropriate Sexuality Education content to reach the mandatory requirements of the Curriculum.  The SLP are definitely not compulsory.

14 August 2020 - NW1751

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1285 on 1 July 2020, given that the former Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs M T Kubayi-Ngubane, commissioned a forensic investigation into allegations against Ms Bredenkamp, (a) what were the findings of the forensic investigation and (b) how do the findings compare to the KPMG findings; (2) (a) what are the relevant details of the involvement of a certain person (name and details furnished) in the project and (b) why was the income of the project written off on instructions of the specified person; (3) whether any action was taken against the person and a certain other person (name furnished) for making misrepresentations to First National Bank (FNB) regarding their shareholder status in a certain company (name and details furnished) on an FNB document dated 3 July 2015; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The former Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane did not commission another forensic investigation against Ms Bredenkamp, subsequent to the KPMG forensic investigation.

2.a) During the implementation of the project, Ms Busisiwe Ntuli was responsible for oversight at a strategic level. In April/May 2015, it was to Ms Ntuli that the main whistleblower reported allegations of financial misconduct, fraud and nepotism against Ms Bredenkamp. The whistleblower also informed Ms Ntuli that he first reported these allegations in February 2014 to Dr Elmary Buis, the Deputy Director responsible for the operations of the project and to whom Ms Bredenkamp reported. However, Dr Elmary Buis neglected to report these allegations to the department, as required by law. Subsequently, Ms Ntuli reported the matter to her supervisor and the Legal Services Unit of the department, which - following an internal scrutiny of evidence from the whistleblower - resulted in a forensic investigation.

b) At no stage of the project and during the forensic investigation did Ms Ntuli write-off any project income. There was a time during the project where Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya were involved in an attempt to recover funds from a company that had been supplied with mango pulp by Ms Bredenkamp, on behalf of the project. The attempt to recover the money proved very difficult because the company alleged that Ms Bredenkamp had supplied a poor-quality product and over a period had continued to supply even though the company had not been paying for initial supplies. Ms Ntuli’s and Ms Sibiya’s efforts did result in the recovery of some of the money for the pulp that the company could sell. Subsequently, the company closed down as it was cash-strapped.

3. Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya did not make misrepresentations at FNB, which held funds that were generated from project sales. It was following the whistleblower’s allegations and the process of instituting an investigation that Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya informed the bank of two matters: firstly, that the bank account belonged to a company that was opened on behalf of community members who were beneficiaries of the Nkowankowa Demonstration Centre (NDC) project, on the instruction of the department; and secondly, that one of the signatories, Ms Bredenkamp, was under investigation by the department over very serious allegations and requested that she be removed as a signatory. The bank was further informed that the department was in the process of removing Ms Bredenkamp as the care-taker shareholder. The bank informed Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya that they would capture the information provided on the system. This was done out of concern that Ms Bredenkamp would access funds in the bank account. Unfortunately, these fears materialized when Miss Bredenkamp went to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and fraudulently removed Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya as company directors and used the fraudulent document to claim that the company belonged to her, gained access to the bank account and appropriated funding meant for NDC beneficiaries. This, on top of project funds that Ms Bredenkamp, according to the forensic investigation, had stolen from the project through various means. A case of theft was opened against Ms Bredenkamp in relation to the FNB funds. The South African Police Services investigating officer stated that he had obtained evidence from the CIPC that showed that Ms Bredenkamp had in fact fraudulently removed Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya as company directors, which went against the authorization of the Director-General of the department.

Dr Elmary Buis, against whom there had been adverse findings in the forensic investigation report at the time, laid a complaint about the FNB account against Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya with the Human Resources Unit of the department in 2018. The complaint was investigated by an independent individual, who cleared both Ms Ntuli and Ms Sibiya. Subsequently, Dr Elmary Buis laid the same complaint with the Public Services Commission (PSC), which also cleared Ms Ntuli.

14 August 2020 - NW352

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

On what date will the revised SA Broadcasting Corporation Editorial Policy be published; 2) Whether there will be an opportunity for further public consultation once the revised policy is published; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 3) What are the reasons for the delay in the process of the review of the policy?

Reply:

I have been advised by SABC as follows:

1. The SABC has notified the public of the revised Editorial Policies on 3 July 2020.

2. No, there is no further public consultation. There were two stages of public consultations torevise the Editorial Policies.The first stage commenced on 31 July 2017 and closed on 29 September 2017. The second stage of consultations was on the developed draft policies which commenced on 23 July 2018 and closed on 31 August 2018. However, when the Commission of Inquiry was established it was felt that there might be valuable information in the report that could be incorporated into the Editorial Policies.  Should that have been the case, the policy would have been published again for input.

3. The review process was delayed by the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into interference in the decision-making in the Newsrooms, led by Joe Thloloe. The outcome or findings of this commission could have affected the policy, hence the SABC deemed it prudent to await its outcomes. Now that the report has been released and no additional information has been added to the Editorial Policy and all internal governance processes have been completed, same will be published.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1596

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

Whether schools can apply for financial assistance from the Government with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic; if so, (a) what are the criteria in this regard and (b) what number of (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools have applied in each province?

Reply:

No. There is no provision in the COVID-19 Regulations for schools in particular, to apply for financial assistance from the Government with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 August 2020 - NW439

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) she, (b) the Deputy Minister, (c) the Director-General and (d) any of the staff of her department (i) attended and/or (ii) accepted an invitation to attend and/or (iii) received tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup; if so, what are the relevant details including the (aa) names and positions of those who attended and (bb) breakdown of the amounts spent by her department on travel, accommodation, entertainment and any further specified expenses?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:

a - d). No

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1653

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, in view of the recent incident in the Eastern Cape where it is alleged that a supplier defrauded the department and supplied sanitizers with alcohol levels below the required level, her department will conduct sample tests on sanitizers supplied to all the schools in the Republic; if not, how will she ensure that other suppliers did not defraud the department as the supplier in Eastern Cape did; if so, how is she going to implement the process?

Reply:

The Department of Basic Education does not get involved in the procurement of the sanitizers by provinces. However, we have been informed that the Eastern Cape Education Department has withdrawn all the sanitizers supplied by the implicated service provider and replaced the supplies.  We also understand that the implicated service provider is in the process of being blacklisted.

14 August 2020 - NW1245

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Communications

What interventions has she put in place to mediate for the lowering of data costs during the Covid-19 pandemic; (2) What number of websites have been zero-rated since the announcement of the first cases of Covid-19 in the Republic over 100 days ago; (3) what measures are being taken to ensure that data costs will remain lowered; (4) What (a) impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on the sale of spectrum and (b) measures will be taken to continue driving down costs of data and strengthen bandwidth in the Republic? NW1611E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

(1) The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies issued Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions on 26 March 2020 under the Disaster Management Act. The Minister directed the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to assign temporary spectrum to licensed operators in order to amongst others to ensure availability of high-speed data at affordable prices.

(2) There are 988 zero rated websites in South Africa as of 30 July 2020.

(3) As part of the implementation of Competition Commission Data Services Market Inquiry recommendations 2019, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is amending the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 and among other issues to formally effect the guidelines on the Zero Rating. Furthermore, to ensure that data costs are lowered, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) is conducting the Mobile Broadband Services Inquiry in South Africa to assess the state of competition and determine whether or not there are markets or market segments within the mobile broadband services value chain that may warrant regulation in the context of a market review in terms of the Electronic Communications Act, 2005.

(4) The temporary licensing of all available spectrum bands including the unassigned high demand spectrum for the duration of the Directions issued on 26 March 2020, directed the Authority to relax spectrum regulations to enable COVID-19 national disaster.

ICASA subsequently issued COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations on 6 April 2020 to enable amongst other things the issuing of temporary spectrum licenses. Temporary radio frequency spectrum licenses were subsequently issued that include the obligation to provide data services at a reduced rate to consumers. Other obligations include zero-rating and connecting virtual classrooms free of charge.

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1758

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What are the recommended cleaning chemicals which should be used for cleaning schools as per the guidelines of the World Health Organisation, (b) is her department implementing the recommendations regarding which cleaning chemicals must be used and (c) what are the recommended prices for sanitiser and cleaning materials to be used at schools as per National Treasury recommendation; (2) whether the chemical Benzalkonium Chloride is one of the chemicals used in cleaning schools; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) 

The Department of Basic Education has developed Guidelines for schools on Maintaining Hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes essential cleaning and disinfection, the use of PPE, social distancing and hand hygiene as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  Section J.(4) (i) of the document includes technical specifications and use of disinfectants as:

  •  Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol; and
  • Disposable alcohol-based wipes.

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) approved detergents and disinfectants:

  • Ethyl alcohol (70%) to disinfect small arears between use and cleaning cycles;
  • Chlorine, hypochlorine (strength 1000 - 10 000 ppm);
  • Sodium Hypocjhlorine (household bleach) at 0% (equivalent to 5000 ppm); and
  • Hydrogen peroxide gas - for general disinfection of classes and offices.

(b). Yes.

2. The recommended chemicals are stipulated in 1 (a).

14 August 2020 - NW354

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What are the full names of each staff member employed in her Ministerial office and (b) for each staff member, what (i) is the job title, (ii) are the details of the annual salary and (iii) is the highest qualification obtained by each staff member?

Reply:

 

(a) Names of staff members

(b)i Job Title

(b)ii Annual salary

(b)iii Highest Qualifications

Thabiso Kenneth Thukani

Special Advisor

R1 521 591 pa

Master of Arts

Zolisa Cynthia Xabadiya

Chief of Staff

R1 251 183 pa

MA: Public Health

Bathandwa Raymond Mlambo

Parliamentary Officer

R1 089294 pa

LLB

Nonzwakazi Ntombiyekaya Sifanele

Private and Appointment Secretory

R1 245 495 pa

BTech Public Management

Nyameka Prudence Mtirara

Community Outreach Officer

R733 257 pa

Primary Teachers Diploma

Millicent Tingwe

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

R733 257 pa

Matric

Selebogo Eugene Poonyane

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

R376 596 pa

National Diploma: Business Management

Zimkita Zonke Xanti

Receptionist

R257 508 pa

BA: Environmental Management

GetrudePiliswaSompini

Household Aid

R  122 595 pa

Matric

Noma-Eli Sikhontyi

Household Aid

R  122 595 pa

Grade 11

Nathaniel Koko

Registry Clerk

R257 508 pa

Matric

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER

Tebatso Chokoe

Head of Office

R1 057 326 pa

National Diploma: Human Resource Management

Yavaneshaa Madurai

Technical Specialist

R1 057 326 pa

Bachelor of Commerce

GoitseoneMmakoloaneMoloto

Community Outreach Officer

R733 257 pa

National Diploma: Financial Information Systems

Zandile Given Ngubeni

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

R733 257 pa

Postgraduate Diploma: Management

NomandlaNobusiNqadolo

Private and Appointment Secretary

R869 007pa

N4: Public Management

RefilweModielaMamogobo

Receptionist

R  257 508pa

Matric

Bishop Johannes Mahange

Driver: Deputy ministry

R  173 703 pa

Grade 11

Zandile ReginahNzuza

Household Aid

R  122 595 pa

Grade 3

Hellen MamusiDinaka

Household Aid

R  122 595 pa

Grade 11

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

14 August 2020 - NW1765

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

With regard to Covid-19 what (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each specified entity reporting to her spent on (aa) workshops, (bb) conferences and (cc) meetings to date and (b) is the total breakdown of the expenditure for each specified workshop, conference and/or meeting?

Reply:

(a)(i) Department

(aa) N/A

(bb) N/A

(cc) R407 290.43

(b) The total amount (cc) is for the only event that took place during COVID-19. The NATJOINTS meeting at the Reserve Bank.

(ii) The responses from the entities are attached. 

13 August 2020 - NW1721

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, with reference to his undertaking, he, all the members of his Cabinet and the deputy ministers have donated a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund for three months from 1 May 2020; if not, in each case, (a) why not, (b) which person(s) has not complied with his undertaking and (c) what action, if any, has he taken in this regard; if so, (i) on which date(s) did each person donate a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund, (ii) what amount did each person donate to the Solidarity Fund in each month and (iii) what are the relevant details of the mechanisms that he has put in place to monitor that each person does indeed donate a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund?

Reply:

The donation to the Solidarity Fund is a voluntary contribution that each Member of Cabinet and Deputy Minister chose to make in support of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Minister and Deputy Minister is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to contribute to the Fund.

13 August 2020 - NW1661

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What total number of identity documents have been issued since his department and the department of Basic Education intervened as partners to ensure that learners in need of identity documents are registered in the system?

Reply:

Since the formalisation of the partnership between the Departments of Basic Education and Home Affairs through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 1 March 2010, a total number of 8 989 858 Identity documents were issued to first time applicants, ie.16 years of age and above, for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2020.

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13 August 2020 - NW1585

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) number of land reform cases did the Special Investigating Unit investigate since 1 January 2009, (b) were the (i) details and (ii) scope of the investigation in each case and (c)(i) are the details of the outcomes of each investigation that was finalised and (ii) is the current status of each investigation that has not been finalised; (2) whether all the reports of the finalised investigations have been made public; if so, (a) where and (b) how can the reports be accessed?

Reply:

1. (a) The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has informed me that six (6) proclamations were published, and they mandated the SIU to investigate matters in respect of the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

(b) i) and ii)

Proclamation R8 of 2011: National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (Land Reform): GG: 34031 of 18 February 2011

Schedule to the Proclamation

The application for and award of grants, the transfer of land or the payment of funds to beneficiaries and the administration thereof by the Department, under the Department's Land Reform Programme, in a manner that was (a) contrary to applicable (i) legislation; (ii) manuals, guidelines, practice notes and instructions issued by the National Treasury; or (iii) manuals, policies, procedures, instructions, prescripts or practices of, or applicable to the Department; or (b) fraudulent. The incurrence of (a) irregular expenditure; (b) fruitless and wasteful expenditure; or (c) expenditure not due, owing and payable, in relation to payments made, land transferred or grants awarded to beneficiaries, suppliers, contractors or service providers, in or relating to the Department’s Land Reform Programme

Proclamation R53 of 2012: National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and its agents (Land Restitution): GG: 35691 of 21 September 2012

Schedule to the Proclamation

The payment of advances, subsidies or compensation to claimants in respect of the restitution of a right in land in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No. 22 of 1994) to persons who were not entitled to receive such advances, subsidies or compensation; or in a manner which was contrary to applicable legislation, manuals, policies, procedures, instructions, prescripts and/or practices of, or which were applicable to the Department; or fraudulent. Maladministration of the affairs of the Department by officials or employees or their agents in respect of the payment of advances, subsidies or compensation to claimants in respect of the restitution of a right in land in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No. 22 of 1994), including the causes of such maladministration.

Proclamation R7 of 2014, amended by R599 of 2015 and R32 of 2017: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (formerly known as the Department of Land Affairs) in its national department, its provincial departments, its trading entities and their respective agencies (herein referred to as the DRDLR) and the State Information Technology Agency (PTY) Ltd (herein referred to as SITA): GG: 37346 dated 14 February 2014; GG: 38985 dated 10 July 2015; GG: 41165 date 6 October 2017

Schedule to the Proclamation

Any reference to (a) "contracting" includes but is not limited to, any negotiation processes involving a contract, the conclusion and signing of a contract and any novation, renewal, extension or amendment of the contract; (b) "the ICT systems/projects" means (i) the e-Cadastre project and the e-Cadastre system for the DRDLR; (ii) the Deeds Registries System for the DRDLR; (iii) the Enterprise Architecture product for the DRDLR; (iv) the Regularity Impact Assessment for the DRDLR; (v) a BPR project for the DRDLR; and (vi) the back scanning of records of the DRDLR into microfilm images for the DRDLR database individually or collectively, as the context may require or as may be applicable; (c) "the institutions" means the DRDLR and the SITA, individually or collectively, as the context may require or as may be applicable; and (d) "the institutions' suppliers and service providers" includes any consultants, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers or service providers of the institutions. Theft, fraud, corruption or maladministration in the affairs of the DRDLR in relation to the lodging and processing of deeds on the Deeds Registration System of the Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Vryburg and Bloemfontein Deeds Registries or in the processes of requesting for or the giving-out of deeds information, in a manner that was contrary to applicable (a) legislation; or (b) manuals, guidelines, policies, procedures, practice notes, instructions, prescripts or practices of or applicable to the DRDLR including the causes of such fraud, corruption or maladministration and any loss, damage or prejudice actually or potentially suffered by the DRDLR or the State. The procurement of and contracting for the ICT systems/projects or any goods, works or services in respect of the ICT systems/projects by or on behalf of the Institutions and payments made in relation thereto, in a manner that was (a) not fair, equitable, transparent, competitive or cost-effective; or (b) contrary to applicable (i) legislation; (ii) manuals, guidelines, practice notes or instructions issued by the National Treasury or the applicable Provincial Treasuries; or (iii) manuals, guidelines, codes, policies, procedures, instructions or practices of, or applicable to the Institutions; Losses or prejudice actually or potentially suffered by the Institutions as a result of the mismanagement of the assets, finances or other resources in respect of the ICT systems/projects, including any (a) overspending, mismanagement, misspending or misappropriation of funds; (b) payments which were made to agents of the Institutions or the Institutions' suppliers and service providers (i) prematurely; (ii) despite non-performance, uncertified, incomplete or poor quality performance or defective performance; (iii) despite late performance; or (iv) in excess of amounts agreed or tendered or at rates disproportionate to the value, nature or scope of goods, works or services supplied or rendered; ( c) payments made for goods not supplied or works or services not rendered; or (d) duplication of payments.

Losses or prejudice actually or potentially suffered by the Institutions as a result of unlawful conduct or irregular practices of the personnel or agents of the Institutions, the Institutions' suppliers and service providers or third parties in respect of the ICT systems/projects, including any premature, false or inflated claims for payment. The incurrence of unauthorised expenditure, irregular expenditure, fruitless and wasteful expenditure or expenditure not due, owing and payable, as a result of payments which were made by the Institutions to the agents of the Institutions, the Institutions' suppliers and service providers or third parties for or in respect of the ICT systems/projects. Fraud, corruption or maladministration regarding the affairs of the Institutions in respect of the ICT systems/projects in respect of (a) budget preparations, the allocation, implementation or use of the applicable budgets or budget items, including but not limited to any overspending or misappropriation of the applicable budgets or budgeted items; (b) supply chain management policies; (c) procurement processes; (d) contract management, including but not limited to (i) contracting for the ICT systems/projects or any goods, works or services in respect of the ICT systems/projects; (ii) the monitoring, management or verification of goods delivery, services rendered or works performed or any failure in this regard; (ii) the monitoring, management or verification of the quality and /or quantity of goods delivered, services rendered or works performed or any failure in this regard; (iv) any breach of contract, late performance, enforcement of contracts or cancellation of contracts; or (e) logistics management, including the causes of such fraud, corruption or maladministration and any loss, damage or prejudice actually or potentially suffered by the Institutions or the State. The failure of the Institutions to (a) recover premature or excessive payments made to agents of the Institutions or the Institutions' suppliers and service providers; or (b) collect monies due, owing and payable to the Institutions, for or in respect of the ICT systems/projects. Unlawful or irregular conduct by agents of the Institutions, the Institutions' personnel, suppliers and service providers or third parties relating to any one or more of the allegations set out above, and any loss, damage or prejudice actually or potentially suffered by the State or Institutions as a result thereof.

Proclamation R24 of 2017: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: GG 41000 dated 24 July 2017

Schedule to the Proclamation

The acquisition by the Department of the Bekendvlei, Nirwanda, Wonderhoek, Mont Piquet and Appelkloof farms, Mikes Chicken (Pty) Ltd, immovable assets and animals for Project Harmonie, Project Uitkyk and Project Dipalemo in terms of the Department's Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy, and the identification, selection and appointment of strategic partners and beneficiaries for such farms in a manner that was (a) not fair, competitive, transparent, equitable or cost-effective; (b) contrary to applicable (i) legislation; (ii) manuals, guidelines, practice notes, circulars or instructions issued by the National Treasury; or (iii) manuals, policies, procedures, prescripts, instructions or practices of or applicable to the Department; (c) conducted by or facilitated through the improper or unlawful conduct of (i) officials of the Department; or (ii) any other person or entity, to corruptly or unduly benefit themselves or others; or (d) fraudulent, and related unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Department.

Misappropriation of recapitalization funds in terms of the Recapitalization and Development Programme of the Department relating to the allegations referred to in paragraph 1 of this Schedule.

Corruption, irregularities, malpractices or maladministration in the affairs of the Department relating to the allegations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Schedule, including the causes of such and any losses, damages or actual or potential prejudice which the Department may have suffered.

(c) (i) and (ii)

Proclamation R8 of 2011: National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (Land Reform): GG: 34031 of 18 February 2011

Action taken

  1. Details of the outcomes of each investigation finalised

Value

Number of referrals made to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

Evidence obtained in respect of 43 matters investigated has been referred to the NPA, including the AFU with a view to instituting criminal action and/or recovery of the proceeds of crime and/or unlawful activities in terms of the provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998)

 

Number of referrals made for disciplinary action against officials

In respect of 33 matters investigated, evidence obtained against 23 officials was referred to the Department with recommendations to the effect that disciplinary action be instituted against the officials concerned.

 

Rand value of actual cash and/or assets recovered

Final asset forfeiture/confiscation orders have been obtained in 24 of the matters referred to the AFU.

R362 000 000

Rand value of potential cash and/or assets to be recovered

In respect of 4 matters referred to the AFU, preservation orders have been obtained.

R45 528 094

Rand value of matters in respect of which evidence was referred for the institution or defence/opposition of civil proceedings

  • In respect of 2 of the matters, civil proceedings have been instituted and the SIU is pursuing recoveries of R7.6 million.
  • The SIU is awaiting a trial date for these 2 matters.

R9 200 000

(ii) Final Presidential Report submitted on 28 March 2018.

Proclamation R53 of 2012: National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and its agents (Land Restitution): GG: 35691 of 21 September 2012

Action taken

  1. Details of the outcomes of each investigation finalised

Value

Number of referrals made to the National Prosecuting Authority

Evidence obtained in respect of 166 matters investigated has been referred to the NPA, including the AFU with a view to instituting criminal action and/or recovery of the proceeds of crime and/or unlawful activities in terms of the provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998). In 70 matters the NPA declined to prosecute; in 4 matters the accused were found guilty of theft, fraud and money laundering.

 

Referrals made for disciplinary action against officials

Evidence obtained against 24 officials (in total) was referred to various government departments with recommendations that disciplinary action be instituted against them for misconduct related to applications for irregular and/or unlawful claims.

 

Rand value of actual cash and/or assets recovered

A final asset forfeiture/confiscation order has been obtained in one the matter referred to the AFU.

R5 359 248

Rand value of potential cash and/or assets to be recovered

  • A preservation order has been obtained in one matter referred to the AFU.
  • Signed Acknowledgements of Debts have been obtained from 90 individuals in respect of undue payments made to them for claims that they did not qualify for.

R45 015 000

R5 197 490

(ii) Final Presidential Report submitted on 27 November 2019.

Proclamation R7 of 2014, amended by R599 of 2015 and R32 of 2017: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (formerly known as the Department of Land Affairs) in its national department, its provincial departments, its trading entities and their respective agencies (herein referred to as the DRDLR) and the State Information Technology Agency (PTY) Ltd (herein referred to as SITA): GG: 37346 dated 14 February 2014; GG: 38985 dated 10 July 2015; GG: 41165 date 6 October 2017

Action taken

  1. Details of the outcomes of each investigation finalised

Value

Number of referrals made to the National Prosecuting Authority

  • Evidence obtained in respect of 1 matter investigated has been referred to the NPA, with a view to instituting criminal action for gross financial misconduct in terms of the PFMA.
  • Evidence obtained in respect of 7 matters investigated has been referred to the NPA, with a view to instituting criminal action for fraud, contravention of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 38 of 2001) theft, forgery and/or uttering.
 

Number of referrals made for disciplinary action against officials

  • Evidence obtained against 7 officials was referred to the Department with recommendations that disciplinary action be instituted against them for misconduct.
  • Evidence obtained against 10 officials was referred to the Department with recommendations that disciplinary action be instituted against them for negligence and non-compliance with statutory prescripts.
 

Number of referrals made for executive and/or administrative action

  • Evidence against 1 conveyancer (as reflected in Table 3 below) has been referred to the relevant body at the time, being the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (which has since been replaced by the Legal Practice Council), to use in support of an application to strike the conveyancer from the roll of Admitted Attorneys.
  • The application was successful and he was struck from the roll on 15 June 2017.
 

The value of contract(s) and/or administrative decision(s)/action(s) set aside or deemed invalid

On 13 September 2016, the High Court declared the decision by the SITA to recommend, and by the Department to award the Tender to Gijima to be unlawful and invalid ab initio as a result of a pricing error made by the SITA during the bid evaluation and adjudication processes of the Tender. The Court further declared all contracts that resulted directly or indirectly from the award of the Tender concluded between the Department and Gijima to be unlawful and invalid ab initio and the Court set aside all such contracts.

R651 225 770

Rand value of matters in respect of which evidence was referred for the institution or defence/opposition of civil proceedings

  • The Department and the SIU have jointly instituted new civil proceedings against Gijima in order to recover monies on the basis of unjust enrichment.
  • The matter is on-going.

R208 025 174

(ii) Final Presidential Report submitted on 26 March 2020 for Proclamation R7 of 2014 and R599 of 2015. Proclamation R32 of 2017 is still ongoing, and expected to be finalised by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

Proclamation R24 of 2017: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: GG 41000 dated 24 July 2017

Action taken

  1. Details of the outcomes of each investigation finalised

Value

Rand value of matters in respect of which evidence was referred for the institution or defence/opposition of civil proceedings

Civil proceedings have been instituted in the Special Tribunal in respect of one matter and the SIU is seeking to declare invalid and set aside a lease agreement entered into between the Department and a service provider.

R3 037 647

(ii) Investigation is still ongoing, and expected to be finalised by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

2. No, it is the President’s prerogative to release SIU’s final reports.

13 August 2020 - NW1575

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) are the reasons that his department’s documents applied for at South African missions overseas are not couriered back to the missions at a fee to the applicant once processed, in the same manner that printed documents such as passports and identity documents are couriered to local offices of his department by a courier company contracted to his department and (b) efforts have been made by his department to deal with the extraordinary delays experienced by South African citizens who applied at a South African mission abroad in receiving their documents because of problems with regard to diplomatic bags?

Reply:

a) The Department works closely with Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) in terms of the protocols provided by Government. The communication to applicants living abroad is arranged through DIRCO for proper coordination and to address the risk associated to enabling documents.

b) The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and DIRCO prepared a communique to Missions abroad to forward all long outstanding applications to DIRCO and DHA has created an e-mail address to deal with long outstanding applications. Both departments agreed on the automation of the application process which will be done in the medium to long term with the aim of ultimately reducing turnaround times.

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13 August 2020 - NW1612

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the (a) detailed breakdown of the costs that the Government incurred in defending legal action brought against its gazetted regulations during the national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, (b)(i) total amount paid for legal counsel and (ii) to whom was it paid and (c) cumulative amount of cost orders issued for the Government’s account?

Reply:

The number of matters that were lodged and commenced against the State since the announcement and implementation of the national lockdown regulation aimed at curbing of the spread of Covid-19 in March 2020 amounts to 116 in total. It is worth mentioning that 80/116 matters (92%) of these matters were populated between State Attorney in Pretoria with fifty-one (51) cases and State Attorney in Cape Town with twenty-nine (29) matters.

The Office of the Solicitor-General is tallying the total costs and expenses in relation to these matters by collating information from all thirteen (13) Offices of the State Attorney. However, for the period under review, the State has paid invoices (inclusive of fees and disbursements) to the value of R3 462 327.00. The Offices of State Attorney are yet to complete the quantification process of the costs involved as they are currently segmenting the matters in terms of those rendered by Junior and Senior counsel on pro-bono (free of charge) basis.

I am unfortunately unable to furnish the Honourable Member with information, in relation to the cumulative amount of cost orders issued against the State, due to the following:

a) Matters that are still serving in court and are yet to be finalised (sub-judice);

b) Invoices to matters where services have been rendered but accounts are yet to be submitted by the legal services providers;

c) Matters which were not opposed by the State and to which no costs orders have been made and resulting in savings to the fiscus;

d) Matters that were in terms of section 13 of the disaster management regulations finalised either via mediation or arbitration to which no costs orders relate; and

e) Matters where adverse costs orders were issued against the state but in relation to which matters the accounts by third parties are yet to be rendered to the State and/or taxed.

To the extent that the Honourable Member also requires information on the disclosure of names of the recipients and the quantum payable to such recipients, I shall revert with the answer once legal clarification in relation to the issues of Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and other legal prescripts have been clarified.

13 August 2020 - NW1635

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What are the reasons that his department considered and/or granted two-year and one-year extensions to a certain company (name furnished), (b) why did it take two years just to release the Request For Information and (c) what are the processes that will now unfold pertaining to the four companies who have been identified as being able to provide the services in question?

Reply:

a) In December 2018, DHA was required to extend the contract with VFS for a period of 24 months, effective 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020. The extension was necessitated at the time to ensure continuity of the Departments business operations globally. On the instruction of the Department, the service provider holds a presence in 18 territories globally with frontline services being offered through 45 Visa Application Centres (VAC’s)– all of which are situated within strategic international nodes critical to the conduct of foreign-based travel, investment and business into the RSA. An unstructured change at the time would potentially have placed operational efficiencies at risk. Considering the complexity of such a global frontline services operating model, the Department had to ensure service continuity by extending the contract for the period referred. This extension also provided opportunity for the department to build an independent capability to render equivalent services through the development of an electronic eVisa platform, which was demonstrated to The President in October 2019. This is under a phased, controlled release which has been delayed in 2020 with the advent of COVID-19 resulting in a global shutdown of international travel and service-based operations.

b) The Department started the procurement process in January 2018 when its Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) approved the open tender process. The Bid Specification Committee (BSC) undertook the drafting of technical specifications. At that stage, a parallel process was initiated to request a legal opinion whether the Department should proceed with an open tender process or defer to a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) process. A legal opinion was received on 26 April 2018 through the Office of the State Attorney, wherein it was recommended that the Department should proceed with a PPP process. Further consultations took place with the Senior Council, Finance, Supply Chain Management and National Treasury to ensure that the process was legally compliant. In October 2018, National Treasury confirmed that the Department should follow the PPP process through a Request for Information ("RFI") to test the market and the results thereof should be shared with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. The Department published an RFI in December 2019. Seven responses were received by 17 January 2020 with four companies assessed as compliant. This information was submitted to National Treasury on 08 April 2020.

c) The Public Private Partnership (PPP) was registered with National Treasury under GTAC. A letter of PPP confirmation was received from National Treasury on 16 January 2020. The PPP engagement with GTAC was delayed with the onset of COVID-19 and lockdown instituted since 26 March 2020. However, following the easing of lockdown conditions, the engagement with GTAC on the PPP started in June 2020 and is continuing in order to implement the PPP process.

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13 August 2020 - NW1752

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(a) How precisely will the R5 billion cut and/or reprioritization of funding in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme be broken down, (b) what will not be able to be funded, (c)(i) what number of devices will be obtained with the reallocated funding and (ii) at what cost per device, (d) what other Covid-19 related expenses will be covered by the reallocated funding, (e) how many fewer students will be funded as a result of the cuts and reprioritizations and (f) what amount in additional funding will be required for the extension of the academic year?

Reply:

a) The actual budget cut is R5.5 million on the Administration budget with no budget cut on the student-funding budget.

b) The budget reduction of R5.5 million will affect the Compensation of Employees budget line. This will result in delaying the filling of vacant positions.

c) (i) The maximum number of digital devices as per the advertised request for proposals in the public tender is 730 000, which is the projected number of NSFAS beneficiaries for 2020 academic year.

(ii) The cost per device cannot be disclosed as the tender process is currently still in progress.

d) All other COVID-19 related budget expenses have been contained in the reprioritized Administration budget baseline.

e) The number of funded students will not be affected by the budget cut or reprioritization. The R2.5 billion reduction in student bursary funding arising from the R2.5 billion suspension of student bursary funding for devices will be funded with R1.0 billion from recovered funds and R1.5 billion from accumulated TVET funds. 

f) The maximum total amount required for the extension of the academic year is R4.4 billion, i.e. R319 million for TVET colleges and R4.1 billion for universities. It should be noted that NSFAS has modelled the increased costs based on a full extension of allowances for the additional months of the academic year. This is therefore the maximum amount that could be required. Should the national framework be effectively applied for university-owned and leased accommodation, keeping the original costs of accommodation for the extended academic year, then it is likely that some of these costs will be contained.

13 August 2020 - NW1728

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

(1). Given that his department paid the legal costs of the Public Protector South Africa, Public Protector (PP) and SA Roadies Association (SARA), what amount did his department pay in legal costs for the failed review of the PP remedial actions in terms of the judgment delivered in case 63756/2018 in the North Gauteng High Court on 15 June 2018 (details furnished); (2). what progress has he and his department made with the implementation of the remedial actions of the PP in line with the court order regarding the renovation of SARA House and his amendment of the White Paper, for SARA to finally receive operations and administrative funding? NW2118E

Reply:

1. I wish to advise that the correct case number for the matter in question is 63756/2017. There was out of court a settlement between the PP office, SARA and the Department were the sum of R191 426, 71 to SARA’s attorneys and will be making a further payment in the sum of R187 291, 49 to the attorneys representing the Public Protector South Africa and the Public Protector (PP) on receipt of a claim from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

2. The Department concluded a contract with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on 19 June 2019 and renovations at SARA House are currently underway. Despite the original budget requested by SARA of R15 000 000.00 (Fifteen Million Rand Only); subsequent to the settlement, the Department deemed it fit to increase the budget to R23 000 000.00 (Twenty Three Million Rand Only), taking into account the preliminary work done by DBSA in terms of projected costs of the assessment work.

The Director-General convened a meeting with the Chairperson of the Reference Panel and SARA was represented by Mr Nyathela. Subsequent to that meeting, the aspects dealing with events and technical services were reviewed taking into consideration SARA’s input and events and technical services are a stand-alone Chapter in the Revised White Paper namely, Chapter 4, paragraph 4.8 at pages 40 to 41.

The Department also approved an Arts, Culture Promotion and Development Funding and Transfers policy on 27 January 2020 which policy deals with operational matters and among others, the payment of operations and administrative costs of up to a maximum amount of 10% of the total allocated grant funding to qualifying Beneficiaries including SARA.

Attached is the Revised White Paper and Settlement Agrement:

 

 

13 August 2020 - NW1588

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, with reference to his undertaking on 11 April 2019 while visiting Alexandra in the City of Johannesburg, he instructed his Cabinet members to address the community’s concerns relating to land and housing opportunities; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether his Cabinet members engaged with the community of Alexandra to address the concerns of the community and reported back to him about the progress made in addressing the community’s concerns; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details in each case and (b) will he furnish Prof B Bozzoli with copies of all the reports; (3) (a) what number of hectares of land identified by his Cabinet members following his instruction in April 2019 (i) are currently available for permanent housing purposes in Alexandra and (ii) have not been made available yet, (b) what are the exact Global Positioning System coordinates of each of the identified permanent housing pieces of land, (c) what number of permanent housing opportunities have been provided on each of the identified pieces of land, (d) what are the details of each permanent housing opportunity and (e) by what date will the identified land for permanent housing opportunities that has not yet been released be made available to the community in Alexandra?

Reply:

I have been informed that to ensure the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of residents and the provision of housing in Alexandra, several steps have been undertaken to unlock the obstacles that have hampered progress in the development of the area in the past.

 

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, working with the Provincial MEC for Human Settlements and the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, has undertaken several initiatives to resolve matters of access to and availability of land and housing.

These include:

(a) Approximately 562 hectares of land have been identified for the planning and development of housing, in which the residents of Greater Alexandra will receive the benefit. 

(b) Additional portions of land owned by the City of Johannesburg have been identified to allow for the resolution of the outstanding land restitution claims. Also, all available privately-owned land within the vicinity is being identified to provide additional relief to the shortage of housing and related development in the area. 

(c) Developments are being planned within a five kilometres radius of the inner core of Alexandra, and approximately 25,000 housing opportunities are planned in the developments, with specific reference to Linksfield and Frankenwald.

(d) Steps are being taken to overcome the long-standing legal, regulatory, funding and planning obstacles and delays, to ensure the transfer of ownership to approved households.

(e) The land and housing plans and interventions related to land, housing and human settlements form part of a comprehensive consolidated Greater Alexandra Master plan that is in the final stages of completion. This will ensure that all development in the Greater Alexandra is consolidated, comprehensive and integrated with the City of Johannesburg, province of Gauteng and National Government.

The various plans and interventions are based on the principle of consultation, which is managed and led by the Executive Mayor in the City of Johannesburg, in consultation with the provincial and national spheres of government.

The national Department of Human Settlements is the convenor of the Intergovernmental Human Settlements Technical Team, tasked with presenting progress reports on land and housing to an Inter-Ministerial Committee chaired by the Deputy President. This IMC oversees and monitors all the various socio-economic development plans and interventions being undertaken in Alexandra.  

13 August 2020 - NW1594

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Brink, Mr C to ask the President of the Republic

Whether (a) he and/or (b) any Cabinet member instructed any government policy adviser or senior government official to compile a document, or any draft of the document, or any other document making substantially similar proposals about the District Development Model or any other government mechanism for centralised decision-making, policy-making and project planning; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the status of such document; (2) whether he has found that the document and/or any aspects of the document as it relates to the District Development Model or any other government mechanism for centralised decision-making, policy-making and project planning accord with the policy intentions of the Government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he has found that there is a need for a fully functional nation-wide institutional mechanism for centralised decision-making, policy-making and project planning; if so, what are the details that he had envisaged for such an institutional mechanism; (4) whether any proposal for the review of constitutional competencies of the different spheres of government has been discussed in the Cabinet, any of its sub-committees and/or any other forum in national government Ministries or departments since his assumption of office; if so, what are the details of the discussions; (5) whether he deployed Ministers and Deputy Ministers as District Champions or District Political Champions to local and provincial government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are their exact terms of reference?

Reply:

South Africa has a system of cooperative governance that informs a joint approach to planning. The Constitution and the Intergovernmental Relations FrameworkAct provides for cooperative governance. It provides for a framework for a coordinated and integrated alignment of developmental priorities and objectives between the three spheres of government. The District Development Model (DDM) approach is a practical realisation of this constitutional obligation.

The DDM draws from the White Paper on Local Government (1998), which describes local government as critical in “rebuilding local communities and environments, as the basis for a democratic,integrated, prosperous and truly non-racial society”.

TheDDM was discussedand endorsed by Cabinet on 12 August 2019 and by the President’s Coordinating Council on 20 August 2019.

The DDM is a practical intergovernmental relations mechanism for all three spheres of government to work jointly and to plan and act in unison, while creating a conducive environment for other development partners.

The DDM calls for collaborative planning at district and metropolitan level on the basis of a detailed, technically-driven consultative process within government and with communities and stakeholders. It is intended that this should result in a single integrated plan for each of the 44 districts and 8 metropolitan municipalities in the country.

These plans will be implemented in line with existing prescribed development, departmental, strategic and annual performance plans for which each sphere and state entity is responsible.

The decision to introduce District Champions was discussed and agreed to by the President’sCoordinating Council in May 2020.

The District Champions, which include Ministers, Deputy Ministers and senior government officials,are meant to work with local, regional and provincial leadership to coordinate our response to COVID-19, avoiding duplication and wastage of resources. This is an enhanced form of integrated service delivery, meant to serve the people better.

To address the scourge of gender-based violence, Cabinet added this areato the mandate of the District Champions.

It is incumbent on all of us to work together to respond to the challenges people face in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

13 August 2020 - NW1732

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

(1).(a)(i)Who made the decision that the chief executive officer (CEO) will be vetting future research at the Bloemfontein National Museum, specifically referring to the Colonial and Apartheid history and (ii) what were the reasons behind the specified decision and (b) did all Board members agree to this; (2). given that approved research already goes through a peer review process to ensure that it adheres to the highest possible standard, why is there a need to further scrutinise any research; (3). whether the Board has approved the appointment of a panel to assist a certain person (name furnished) in vetting the research material; if not, was this a decision taken by the CEO; if so, (a) what are the criteria for the specified panel and (b) does appointing a panel involve any extra costs for the museum; (4). whether any (a) research vetted by the CEO has been rejected for publishing and (b) information from any research was removed; if so, (i) what was the reason for this in each case and (ii) by what date will the documentation be made available? NW2122E

Reply:

1.(a)(i). In terms of the official delegations of the National Museum, all Museum funded research are firstly approved by the CEO

(ii). Same as (i) above

(b). The delegations regarding this aspect is not new or recent as it has always applied.

2. Not all research approved by the Museum goes through a peer review process before dissemination to the public.

3. (a) (b). No, and no extra cost are envisaged

4. None of the research vetted by the CEO has been rejected and or was removed

 

13 August 2020 - NW1701

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the President of the Republic

Whether he has received a copy of a certain report (name furnished) compiled by a certain person (name furnished) on 8 July 2020; (2) whether he intends to take action against a certain person (name furnished), in terms of section 12(1)(a) of the Public Service Act, Act 103 of 1994, read with section 16A(1) of the Act, in line with the recommendations of the report; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the action he intends to take against the specified person?

Reply:

No, I have not received the report.

In terms of a Presidential Minute dated 27 February 2020, I delegated to the Minister of Public Service and Administration the power to enquire if there was any improper conduct during the filling of a vacancy within the Department.

The final report of the investigation was submitted to the Presidency in late July, and the specified person was given an opportunity to make a submission on my intention to place him on precautionary suspension. Following receipt of his written representations, I have placed him on precautionary suspension with effect from 6 August 2020 pending a formal disciplinary hearing.

13 August 2020 - NW1799

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

Whether any approved funding for any historical archaeologist has been stopped by the National Museum in Bloemfontein; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in what field of research? NW2190E

Reply:

The Museum does not have a position titled historical archaeologist and therefore no approved funding has been received or stopped. The Department of History at the Museum employs four historians and a number of support staff. The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology employs two archaeologist and a number of support staff.

13 August 2020 - NW1790

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What total number of final-year students are studying a B Ed degree at universities and colleges in the Republic?

Reply:

The Department does not collect data by year of study as each university determines its years of study differently. Furthermore, the Department will only receive the final audited data for the 2020 academic year in 2021 once the graduates have been identified and the data audited. 

In terms of the enrolment plan for 2014 to 2019, universities indicated that they would have 11 122 BEd graduates and 8 716 PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) graduates in the 2018 academic year. Table 1 below shows that universities have exceeded these projections, achieving 17 432 BEd graduates and 10 976 PGCE graduates in 2018.  

For 2019, universities have projected 11 483 BEd graduates and 9 218 PGCE graduates, and for 2020, 17 814 BEd graduates and 10 143 PGCE graduates.   

Table 1: Number of B Ed and PGCE graduates in 2018, by institution.

Institution

BEd

PGCE

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (23 final year students are tutored in partnership with College of Cape Town)

713

142

University of Cape Town

0

117

Central University of Technology, Free State

400

250

Durban Institute of Technology

222

0

University of Fort Hare

411

90

University of Free State

598

286

University of Johannesburg

585

176

University of KwaZulu-Natal

1 126

729

University of Limpopo

517

251

Nelson Mandela University

338

116

North West University

1 101

646

University of Pretoria

898

139

Rhodes University

99

103

University of South Africa

5 908

6 264

University of Stellenbosch

237

231

Tshwane University of Technology

700

0

University of Venda

662

168

Walter Sisulu University

1 026

546

University of Western Cape

203

205

University of Witwatersrand

486

171

University of Zululand

1 022

346

Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape

82

0

University of Mpumalanga

98

0

Total

17 432

10 976

 

13 August 2020 - NW1798

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1) How has he found will the decision to sanitise colonial history by the National Museum in Bloemfontein impact on future research projects in this field; (2) whether students undertaking research projects in Colonial and Apartheid history will be equally supported by the museum in their academic endeavours; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) are the names of the scientists who will sit on the panel for vetting the history at the museum, (b) process was followed to appoint them and (c) qualifications do they have; (4) whether any of the scientists in the museum serve on the panel; if not, why are they excluded; (5) what is his department’s position on the statement of the chief executive officer that colonial history is a false reflection that should be sanitised and censored and/or vetted? NW2189E

Reply:

1. The Museum is in the process of formalising an Ethical research policy which is a target in the organisation’s Annual Performance Plan for 20/21. It has been an area of concern that the current historical record of South Africa was to a large extent sanitised by colonial and apartheid historians as detailed by the CEO, who has called on the historians of the Museum not to perpetuate this sanitisation of our history but to be proactive and conduct their research in an ethical manner.

The History Department of the Museum has a number of sterling research projects in place and are producing excellent research which is contributing to the decolonisation of South Africa’s history. It is believed that this process of decolonisation will have a positive impact on future research projects undertaken by the History Department of the National Museum.

2. The Museum does not fund students undertaking research projects. We do however, have partnerships with the universities, National Research Foundation (NRF) and other funders and our scientists, and oversee students conducting post graduate research.

3. (a) No panel has been selected as yet.

(b) The panel is the brain child of the CEO and she envisages it being an ad hoc one to be constituted by the CEO when she needs assistance on ethical approaches.

(c) No panel has been selected. However the Museum is well resourced with experts with doctorates in the fields of History, Archaeology and other scientific fields.

4. This ad hoc panel to assist the CEO has not yet been selected.

5. The department assumes that the words above are Honourable Van Dyk’s summary as we have not seen these word appear in that sequence anywhere. If this word sequence exist, I would appreciate receiving a copy thereof.

The Department has been advised by the Museum that they will not participate in any sanitising of history as had been done in our recent past during colonial and apartheid times. Further the research produced by the Museum is done in an ethical manner. Ethical research requires that researchers be aware of these imperatives.

13 August 2020 - NW1754

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Given that the Council on Higher Education (CHE) has for years been underfunded, (a) in what precise ways will the cut of R1,4 million affect CHE’s operations, (b) what will be cut and (c)(i) what necessary information and communications technology architecture mentioned in his department’s presentation to Parliament has been and/or will be purchased and (ii) at what cost?

Reply:

The CHE has indicated the following:

(a) The cut of R1.4 million does not have any negative impact on the CHE operations because the cut is linked to information declared by entities for funded vacancies that could not yet be filled. In addition, an additional amount of R25 million was allocated to the CHE baseline for 2020/21 to address critical service delivery areas in the entity.

(b) The budget allocated for travel costs was shifted for the use of 3G cards and data usage due to the national lockdown and travel restrictions.  Employees have continued to work remotely from home. All planned engagements, consultative processes, conferences, operational and governance committee meetings, site visits, training and development, recruitment and selection are conducted virtually.

(c) (i) The additional R25 million was mostly allocated to Information Communications and Technology (ICT) architecture. This includes the development of an ICT Business Continuity Plan to mitigate risks associated with any unforeseen disasters associated with working virtually, additional laptops for employees to work remotely from home, ICT licenses and the assessment of the current ICT infrastructure. 

(ii) The cost related to this is estimated to be around R2 million.

13 August 2020 - NW1753

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

(a) How does the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) intend to utilise the R1,2 million which has been reallocated towards Covid-19 expenditure and (b) what exact effect will the specified reallocation of funding have on SAQA’s other expenses?

Reply:

(a)   The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is using the reallocated budget to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when employees are at the office.  Management has earmarked and reprioritised R1.2 million for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, sanitisers and disinfectants for 197 SAQA employees, and to procure cleaning equipment and consumables, as well as deep cleaning services, as and when necessary after risk assessments.

(b)  SAQA is facing dire financial challenges as a result of the pandemic lockdown measures in that no evaluation of foreign qualifications or verifications of qualifications for appointments are being requested, which normally provides significant revenue for SAQA annually. SAQA is unable to raise its originally budgeted income through these revenue generating streams during the lockdown.

The reallocation of funding added to the financial challenges that SAQA is already facing. SAQA, in consultation with the Department, considered the following cost-cutting measures:

  • vacant positions and non-critical positions will not be filled in the immediate future;
  • savings on travel/accommodation and subsistence items as a result of the lockdown; 
  • advertisements; 
  • consultancy fees; and 
  • conference costs.

SAQA’s revised budget is reflecting a deficit of approximately R37 million, even after effecting intensive cost-cutting measures in preparing its revised budgeted expenditure.

13 August 2020 - NW1574

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(a) What is the average return period when a diplomatic bag is sent by a mission to the Republic and when it returns to that mission, (b) what measures are in place to ensure that if a diplomatic bag does not fill up, it is sent after a maximum time period to avoid indefinite delays in receiving Home Affairs documentation applied for at a foreign mission and (c) what tracking mechanismis in place between the period when Home Affairs delivers documents to her department and when they are delivered to a South African mission abroad; 2. By what date will the passport of Tama Leigh Guthrie (ID: 9407060225081) that was delivered by Home Affairs to her department on 15 June 2020 arrive at the South African Embassy in Beijing China?

Reply:

1. (a)The average return period for diplomatic bag sent by a Mission to the Republic and when it returns to that mission vary between seven (7) to fourteen (14) days during normal periods. During the Covid-19 lockdown, it takes more time depending on the country of origin, availability of flights and other contingencies.

(b) The Department sends diplomatic freight bags to Missions everyday from Monday to Friday by following a schedule as part of the measures to ensure a diplomatic bag does not fill up. In terms of this schedule, diplomatic freight bags are sent to some missions fortnightly and weekly to other missions categorised as big and busier. For incoming diplomatic freight bags, Missions are required to send diplomatic freight bags at least once-a-month. Missions, however,were informed through a general circular dated 03 July 2019 that they could send a diplomatic freight bag to Head Office more than once-a-month where there is a need and the volume of mail items justifies so.

(c) The courier company has a real-time track and trace system and regularly provides the Department with the status and proof of delivery. In addition, the Department has its tracking mechanism.

2. The date of delivery of Tama Leigh Guthrie’s passport cannot be determined. The Department can only confirm that the last diplomatic bag to the South African Mission in Beijing was sent on 18 June, and the next batch of diplomatic bags to Missions will be sent on 23 July 2020.

13 August 2020 - NW1743

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What steps has he taken to assist the tertiary institutions that are not yet ready to implement online learning for preparation of 2021 opening?

Reply:

The Department is working with all 26 universities towards the successful completion of the 2020 academic year in a manner that does not compromise the safety of staff and students, and in a manner that provides a fair opportunity for all students to engage meaningfully with their study programmes. Universities have developed multimodal teaching and learning plans that implement a mix of strategies deemed suitable for the context of each university. Some universities are primarily delivering their teaching and learning programmes through online synchronous and asynchronous means whilst others are employing a mix of strategies that include online learning as well as the physical delivery of teaching and learning materials in digital form (memory sticks/USBs) or in print form.

A special COVID-19 Responsiveness Grant (CRG) has been created to assist universities to implement their multimodal plans, including the acquisition of laptops for students and staff, to ensure reasonable access to data, to strengthen their information and communication technology teaching and learning delivery platforms, and to develop staff and student capacity for online teaching and learning modalities.

Online learning is likely to remain part of every institution's teaching and learning strategy going forward. To this end, universities are being supported to enable all students to obtain a suitable device for online teaching and learning. Some universities have used Council-controlled funds, and/or CRG funds to procure laptops, and others are working with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to secure laptops for NSFAS-funded students through the national process led by NSFAS.

The Department has also negotiated with the major network service providers, and a data package at a significantly reduced cost has been put in place for students who are supported through NSFAS.