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10 September 2021 - NW1964

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

1. What total number of municipalities in each province have applied for and received waste licences for hazardous waste activities in terms of section 45 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, Act59 of 2008, from her department; 2. whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. There are only two municipalities in South Africa that applied in terms of section 45 of the National Environment Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008), namely:

- Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality applied for and received a Waste Management Licence for the disposal of both General and Hazardous Waste.

- Eden District Municipality applied for and received a waste management licence for the Disposal of both General and Hazardous Waste.

2. All licences issued in terms of waste listed activities can be found on the South African Waste Information Centre website on http://sawic.environment.gov.za/?menu=88

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE: 10/09/2021

10 September 2021 - NW1988

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1). What (a) are the details of the progress of the (i) Sekhing, (ii) Jouberton and (iii) Mathibestad clinics that are under construction by his department in the North West, (b) is the name of the company to whom his department awarded the contract to build each clinic and (c) amount did each clinic cost his department; (2) whether the three clinics are currently in operation; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the current breakdown of the vacancy rate of health care workers in each (a) hospital and (b) position in the North West?NW2222E

Reply:

(1)and (2)

(I) CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW JOUBERTON CHC

1.1 STATUS SUMMARY

The project status summary is highlighted in the matrix below.

Table 1.1: Project status summary: Construction of a new Jouberton CHC

No.

Item

Description

1

Contract Number

DoH/020/PS/11

2

Date of Site Handover

19 September 2016

3

Original Contractor

JV Group Five & ENM

4

Implementing Agent

NWDoH

5

Principal Agent

Tiki Architects

6

Contract Commencement Date

19 September 2016

7

Contract Duration ( Original )

410 Calendar days

8

Practical Completion (Original )

3 November 2017

9

Revised practical completion date (As per EoT 8)

21 May 2019

10

Cost of EoT

R 4 358 562,97 Excl VAT

11

Contract value before EOT 8 (with EOT 7)

R 205 320 122, 91 Excl VAT

12

Revised contract value with EOT 7 & 8 awaiting Approval by Provincial treasury

R 209 678 685,88 Excl VAT

13

Original Contract Amount

R 146 622 724,20 Excl VAT

14

Progress to Date

100 %

15

Expenditure to date

R 222 217 461.09

​1.2 PROJECT SCOPE STATEMENT

The project scope includes the following health units amongst others:

CTOP, Dental, Emergency, Maternity, Theatre, Outpatients, Crisis Control, Radiology, Sputum Booth, TB and appurtenant works.

The following service units are also included:

Guardhouse, Main Reception and Administration, Pharmacy, Service Building, Generator and Gas Control, Medical Waste and refuse Deposit, Pump Station, Carports. Staff accommodation comprising of six (6) two bedroom flats and four (4) one bedroom flats and appurtenant works also forms part of the scope of works.

​1.3 PROGRESS TO DATE

The project is at 100% completion, with final completion achieved. The clinic is currently operational.

(ii) CONSTRUCTION OF A SEKHING chc

​1.4 STATUS SUMMARY

The project status summary is highlighted in the matrix below.

Table 1.1: Project status summary: Construction of a new Sekhing CHC.

No.

Item

Description

 

Contract number

NWDOH/PS/019/11

 

Contract sum

R 84 026 731.26

 

Commencement date

4 October 2012

 

Original Contractor

ENM Trading Pty Ltd

 

Principal Agent

Phitlhelelo Properties Pty Ltd

 

Project Period

22 months

 

Practical completion date (original)

31 August 2014

 

Revised practical completion date

21 February 2019

 

Progress to date

89%

 

Revised contract amount (Incl approved V.O’s)

R 130 686 350.69

 

Expenditure to date

R 121 557 456.64

​1.5 PROJECT SCOPE STATEMENT

Community Health Centre with Administration Building, OPD, Male and Female Medical Wards, CTOP, EMRS, Crisis Control, Pharmacy, Dental Unit and Services Building. Residential Accommodation with parking Bays, Water storage tanks, Generator and Diesel Tank Rooms, Boundary Fence for both developments and parking for visitors.

​1.6 PROGRESS TO DATE

The contractor has currently abandoned the site citing financial difficulties, and further requested settlement on the project. The Department has appointed an external investigator on the project, of which the finding on the report shall provide a way forward on the project as the Department is considering termination.

iii) Information about the Mathibestad CHC is still being verified by the Province, it will be submitted as soon as it is completed.

(3) According to the North West Provincial Department of Health the current breakdown of the vacancy rate of health care workers in each hospital are as follows (a)-

HOSPITAL / HEALTH CARE WORKER CATEGORY

FILLED

VACANT

TOTAL

VACANCY RATE

Bophelong Psychiatric Hospital

220

34

254

13.4

Brits District Hospital

377

72

449

16.0

Ganyesa District Hospital

96

27

123

22.0

Gelukspan District Hospital

142

37

179

20.7

Gen De La Rey District Hospital

44

14

58

24.1

Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital

792

113

905

12.5

Joe Morelong Memorial Hospital

289

40

329

12.2

Klerksdorp Tertiary Hospital

1032

144

1176

12.2

Koster Hospital

91

11

102

10.8

Lehurutshe District Hospital

74

25

99

25.3

Mafikeng Provincial Hospital

593

56

649

8.6

Moses Kotane District Hospital

426

119

545

21.8

Nic Bodenstein District Hospital

94

23

117

19.7

Potchefstroom: Hospital Primary

457

98

555

17.7

Schweizer-Reneke Hospital

72

16

88

18.2

Taung District Hospital

330

39

369

10.6

Thusong District Hospital

136

32

168

19.0

Tshepong Primary Hospital

121

26

147

17.7

Witrand Regional Hospital

509

130

639

20.3

Zeerust District Hospital

67

17

84

20.2

Grand Total

5962

1068

7035

15.2

(b) Position in the North West

The North West Provincial Department of Health has an overall health care workers vacancy rate of 15.2%. The North West Provincial Department of Health’s budget baseline for the financial year 2020-2021 is reduced over R400 million and therefore the department is mainly filling critical replacement posts and some priority posts which were identified in the beginning of the financial year. The posts are being filled as and when the budget is available and confirmed by the Chief Financial Officer.

The Province ensure that health care service are continuously provided in the Province and not compromised through payment for overtime for additional hours worked by health care workers.

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10 September 2021 - NW1937

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

What (a) relief measures has he put in place to assist black-owned small businesses and emerging industrialists who lost their properties during the recent unrest in (i) KwaZulu-Natal and (ii) Gauteng, (b) total number of the specified businesses were funded by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and (c) steps has the IDC taken to ensure that the businesses are able to operate again?

Reply:

The DTIC, together with the IDC and NEF developed a relief package for businesses covered by the recent unrest in parts of KZN and Gauteng and full details of the measures were made public shortly after they were finalised and further details were subsequently provided to Parliament through the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, on 24 August 2021.

Funding was reprioritised from the budgets of the three entities and this was further supplemented by a fiscal transfer from the National Treasury. The components of the funding covered ddifferent kind of support, often as a ‘blended’ product comprising:

  • Grants: this portion is not repayable and is normally granted based on need or developmental objectives being achieved
  • Loans: granted at concessionary terms and it is typically for working capital, machinery, repairs to premises, fitment replacement, etc.
  • Bridging finance: covers ‘cash-flow’ challenges until SASRIA payouts are made.

The Critical Infrastructure Reconstruction Programme aims to leverage investment by supporting damaged infrastructure. This is a cost-sharing grant of 50% of the total qualifying infrastructure costs with a maximum cap of R30 million.

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) Economic Stabilisation Fund that provides funding to companies affected by the unrest and associated supply chain disruptions. This will be achieved through financing uninsured businesses not covered by insurance or those with funding insurance shortfalls. The fund offers concessionary funding through interest-free loans with a maximum investment of R50 million.

The NEF Economic Recovery Fund supports affected businesses in all sectors of the economy focused on manufacturing, retail and services businesses. The support targets building improvements and fittings for premises, replacement of machinery, equipment, commercial vehicles and replenishing stock and working capital shortfalls owing to supply chain disruptions. A maximum of R10 million in loan funding will be provided.

In particular, IDC Support Package totalling R1.5 billion from its own balance sheet, made up of R800 million developmental grants and R700 million concessionary loans. To focus the implementation efforts on the delivery of this package, the following essential institutional arrangements were put in place:

  • Refined investment guidelines and simplified evaluation process.
  • Multidisciplinary deal teams including Business Development Managers, Risk Analysts, and Legal Advisors who meet daily to drive transaction delivery.

Applications are approved by a special Exco committee, composed of IDC Divisional Executives and Senior Professionals, which meets daily.

IDC is also administering the dtic’s R400-million Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) Economic Stabilisation Fund that supports manufacturing companies affected, including those impacted by supply chain disruptions. Fund offers concessionary funding through interest-free loans.

The IDC is participating in physical visits to the affected companies. Together with the dtic the IDC is conducting coordinated publicity events to ensure that the funding packages are well advertised to the affected enterprises. This includes roadshows, webinars, virtual and physical site visits to affected clients.

The IDC is also providing Post-funding Business Support to offer non-financial advisory support aimed at restoring the long-term resilience and competitiveness of the affected businesses.

On 24 August 2021, the Department provided information on the approvals made as at that date through the IDC and NEF funding. Since then, a number of further transactions have been approved. The Department will be releasing the updated figures within the next five days and I will provide a copy of the updated data in a supplementary reply.

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10 September 2021 - NW1874

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Deputy President

With reference to his most recent trip to the Russian Federation to receive medical treatment, what are the details of the (a) transport he used to travel (i) to the Russian Federation in June 2021 and (ii) back to the Republic in August 2021, (b) number of person(s) who accompanied him on the trip, (c) accommodation (i) he and (ii) any person(s) who accompanied him used during the trip and (d) transport he and any person accompanying him used while in the Russian Federation on the trip?

Reply:

In his oral reply to similar question posed by Mr Steenhuisen of the DA on 03 September 2021 in the National Assembly, President Ramaphosa outlined matters of principle with regard to the security and travel arrangements of the President and Deputy President.

The President said: Deputy President, is entitled to security wherever he is, including that of the President. This is not a personal choice. The Deputy President do not choose to be continuously shadowed by security people, but it is a requirement because it is taken that when the President, and the Deputy President are in positions that are in, they almost become state property, this is what comes with the job. Therefore, wherever the Deputy President and the President goes, they have to have security. They have security whether they are awake or asleep. The other issue is that whenever the President or the Deputy President goes, at any given time, their transportation is the responsibility of the government. When they fly it is the responsibility of the Air Force and as they travel on the ground it is the responsibility of the police, the Presidential Protection Unit. This is what comes with the job.

In this specific matter, the Deputy President flew commercial at his personal cost, and the supporting official was the Private Secretary. The Presidency was only responsible for costs that were incurred on behalf of the Private Secretary to the Deputy President in terms of flights, accommodation and S&T with the total budget allocation of R158, 542.54.

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10 September 2021 - NW2047

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(a) What has he found to be the challenges that are currently experienced in erecting more wind farms in the Eastern Cape and (b) how much energy in megawatts does his department anticipate will be generated from the wind turbines located in the Eastern Cape?

Reply:

(a) There are currently no known challenges. Projects are expected to manage the process of securing land use rights from landowners and ensure compliance with environmental requirements.

The projects are also dependent on the availability of grid capacity which Eskom has indicated is starting to become a limitation.

(b)  The current procured and contracted capacity of Wind Energy Facilities in the Eastern Cape is about 1432 MW. According to the Grid Connection Capacity Assessment 2023 report published by Eskom, the Eastern Cape electricity network can accommodate an additional 1740MW of generation capacity and it will therefore require upgrading in the future.

10 September 2021 - NW1911

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Deputy President

(1)With reference to his most recent trip to the Russian Federation to receive medical treatment, what are the details of the (a) total cost and (b) itemised breakdown of the specified total cost incurred by the Government in terms of (i) transportation, (ii) accommodation, (iii) medical treatment and (iv) any other related costs for (aa) him and (bb) any other person accompanying him on the trip; (2) whether he covered any of the costs related to the trip from his own pocket; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

As indicated under question 1874 from the same Honourable member, the Deputy President paid for his flight costs to and from the Russian Federation as well as medical expenses.

The breakdown for the costs incurred for the support staff are hereby attached as Annexure A.

ANNEXURE 

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10 September 2021 - NW2014

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)Whether there has been an investigation by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) and/or his department into R4,5 million fraud in the NRCS; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details; (2) whether 4000 illegally imported flat screen television sets that were seized by the NRCS were stolen from the NRCS warehouse; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details; (3) what (a) items have been stolen from any premises of the NRCS in the past 12 months and (b) was the total value of the items stolen in each case?

Reply:

The CEO of the NRCS, Mr Mamaditse, has provided the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) with the following information.

(1) A case of fraud was detected in the NRCS in December 2020. The NRCS reports that it commissioned a full investigation of the matter which confirmed that fraud amounting to R4,501,488.21 was committed. The disciplinary process is underway and a criminal case has been opened. The NRCS insurers have been notified and are currently assessing the claim. The NRCS reports that it has also reviewed its procedures to mitigate the risk of this type of fraud recurring.

(2) Six hundred and seventy-two (672) illegally imported television sets were handed over to the NRCS on 4 July 2017. The NRCS reports that 641 were stolen and the theft was discovered in December 2018. A criminal case was opened. The NRCS Legal Services unit has been tasked with investigating the matter and is assisting the police investigation.

(3) (i) Losses Due to the Unrest in Durban

One of the NRCS rented warehouse in Durban was looted during the unrest and the full extent of the loss is still in the process of being determined. The warehouse was used to store Electro-technical, Automotive and Chemicals, Materials and Mechanicals products.

(ii) Reported and confirmed Losses over the past 12 Months, excluding the loss arising from looting in Durban.

Premises

a) Product

Quantity

b) Value

Port Elizabeth

Safety Shoe

21

R8 400

Port Elizabeth

Paraffin heaters

110

R55 000

Total

   

R63 400

The NRCS reports that it is actively addressing the challenges experienced with regard to products being stolen. To this end, the NRCS has appointed a panel of service providers to destroy non-compliant products. In addition, it advises that it has undertaken a review of its storage facilities and will shortly issue a tender to source more secure storage facilities.

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10 September 2021 - NW1977

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

1. Whether her department is opposed to the global treaty on multilateral environmental agreement dealing with non-plastic pollution (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 2. whether her department is considering to import more plastic waste; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. whether she has found that the current systems and processes of the Republic are effective in significantly reducing the amount of plastic waste, in particular the amount of waste going into the ocean; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

  1. South Africa is aware of the global discussions around a potential new international treaty on marine litter and plastic pollution and has been participating actively in the United Nations Environment Assembly’s Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics, where the matter has been considered. South Africa has not finalised the due process to inform any pronouncement on a position concerning the global treaty for plastic pollution. This will only be done after a position paper is taken through the Cabinet Cluster process.
  2. South Africa is a party to the Basel Convention on the control of the trans-boundary movement of waste. The 2019 amendments of Annexes to the Basel Convention addresses plastic waste in guiding member countries on the management of import and export of plastic waste. Using the guidance from the Basel Convention, the department has set up systems to handle applications for the importation of plastic waste. The applicants that intend to bring plastic waste into the country are obliged to indicate the intended use of the plastics and evidence of scarcity of the type of plastic waste they intend to import into South Africa.
  3. South Africa’s current systems and processes are effective in significantly reducing the amount of plastic waste, in particular the amount of waste going into the ocean. The department has introduced the following to address the potential leakages of plastic into the ocean:

a). The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations were published in Government Gazette 43879 (Notice No. 1184) on 05 November 2020 for implementation and apply to the following sectors: electrical and electronic equipment, lighting and paper, packaging and some single use products. These EPR Regulations outline a new approach to waste management in South Africa and will contribute significantly to the diversion of plastic waste from landfill.

b). In September 2020, Cabinet approved the National Waste Management Strategy, 2020 in terms of section 6 of NEM: WA. The strategy is based on the update and revision of the 2011 version and built on the success and lessons learnt from the previous version. Waste Minimisation forms part of the focus areas in the latest version of the strategy.

c). The amended regulations to Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations were gazetted on 07 April 2021 in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and NEM:WA. The amendments focus on promoting a circular economy and ensuring circularity by prescribing the design through setting minimum recycled content in a phased manner starting in the year 2023 until 2027. The amended regulations create a demand for plastic waste to be used as a recyclate.

d). The department is also supporting other initiatives that are led by numerous organisations (private and civil society) in the country that are aimed at generating valuable information to support policy making for the management of plastic waste in South Africa. These initiatives include, amongst others, the initiative to end plastic waste, the Plastic Pact and the Plastics Master Plan (led by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC)).

e). The department implements various Environmental Programmes that are aimed at cleaning waste in the environment. The department's Source to Sea initiative aimed at stemming the flow of litter from upstream sources and catchments on land into the ocean environment is one such programme. Under this project, the department is working with municipalities to deploy litter interception devices in priority rivers and to collect litter from these rivers systems.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE: 10/09/2021

10 September 2021 - NW1999

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a list of (a) 12 organisations linked to a certain journalist (name furnished) that allegedly received grants from the National Lotteries Commission, (b) the amount of money granted to each of the organisations, (c) the year that each of the funds were disbursed and (d) any other relevant details thereof; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? [

Reply:

I have been furnished with a reply to the question submitted, by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission. The reply states that the NLC received “a formal anonymous complaint” relating to Mr Raymond Joseph having direct or indirect interest in eight NLC funded organisations. The NLC provided a list of the organisations, which did not contain the details of the alleged link. I have requested that such information be supplied and will prepare a supplementary reply after receipt of the information.

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10 September 2021 - NW2050

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

What are his department’s existing and planned efforts to (a) boost exports, promote investment and create high-value, high-paying jobs in order to build back from the effects of COVID-19 and (b) ensure every part of the Republic benefits from our trade strategies? [

Reply:

The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, to which the DTIC contributed, sets out the overall approach by Government to boost exports, promote investment and create decent work opportunities as part of the response to Covid-19.

Within that framework, the Annual Performance Plan of the Department tabled in Parliament this year sets out a more detailed set of actions covering trade, investment and industrial development. This was further complemented by the package of measures announced recently to address the damage caused by the unrest in parts of KZN and Gauteng in early July 2021.

The work programme cover inter alia the following

  • Progressing the work on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, specifically focused on completion of a set target on rules of origin on industrial products; and conclusion of discussions on services.
  • Implementing a number of sector growth plans, covering core industrial activities (steel and autos), food security (poultry and sugar) and consumer goods (clothing & textiles and furniture).
  • Expanding levels of private sector investment in the economy to boost economic output, including through support to firms in implementation of pledges made at South African Investment Conferences.
  • Improving the business environment through providing an efficient company registration service and addressing unnecessary regulatory requirements applicable in DTIC public entities;
  • Promoting opportunities for a larger number of South Africans through competition and empowerment policies, which include the work of development finance institutions; and
  • Supporting equitable development in different parts of the country through a new focus on district development and compiling economic information on each district municipality.

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10 September 2021 - NW2013

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

Whether a well-known personality (name furnished) and/or her company, (details furnished) received any grant funding from the National Lotteries Commission; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the funding?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission that the NLC has not funded the individual or the named company.

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10 September 2021 - NW1978

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

1. (a) On what date will (i) phase two of the Social-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIS) be concluded and (ii) the draft policies be published and (b) how will they take into account the outstanding SEIAS phase two process; 2. whether she will ensure that all stakeholders in the fishing industry have been adequately and comprehensively consulted by her department to ensure that the process is fair and thorough?

Reply:

 

(1) (a)

We hope to publish phase two of the Social-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) by mid-September.

(ii)The SEIAS Phase 2 documents, which will be made available to stakeholders for comment during the public participation process on draft policies in mid September.

(b) Yes consultation will conform with Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) requirements .

(2) Yes.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE: 10/09/2021

10 September 2021 - NW1912

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Deputy President

(1)Whether the Surgeon-General of the SA National Defence Force referred him for any form of medical treatment to the Russian Federation since 27 February 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on which date(s) did the Surgeon-General refer him for medical treatment in the Russian Federation, (b) why was the Surgeon-General and the SA Military Health Service not able to provide the medical treatment that he required in each case and (c) what costs were incurred by the Government in each case for referring him to the Russian Federation; (2) whether, in light of his numerous postponements and cancellations of question sessions in the National Assembly, the Surgeon-General has found that in his current state of health he is fit to hold his current Office and perform the various duties as required by his Office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Deputy President like any other South African is entitled to choose his or her preferred medical practitioner. In recent past in Parliament, the Deputy President took South Africans into confidence about him taking ill and how he ended-up receiving lifesaving treatment from doctors in the Russian Federation.

It would thus be medically imprudent for anyone to abruptly abandon medical treatment by medical practitioners who are intimately au fait with one’s medical profile. Further details regarding the Deputy President’s consultations with the Surgeon-General can be obtained from the Office of the Surgeon-General, and the SA Military Health Service.

In instances where the Deputy President has had to postpone sessions for oral reply, such was communicated to the Presiding Officers of Parliament in accordance with Rule 144 (1) read together with Rule 11 (2). The Deputy President is fully competent to execute his responsibilities as delegated by the President.

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10 September 2021 - NW2046

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) (a) What total number of applications to erect wind farms in the Eastern Cape were approved by his department, (b) what total number of wind farms are erected in the Eastern Cape currently following the approval of such applications and (b) where is each wind farm located in each case; (2) whether his department has identified other areas in the Eastern Cape for potential wind farms; if not, why not; if so, (a) where will each such project be located and (b) on what date is it envisaged that construction will (i) commence and (ii) be completed?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy does not receive applications for the erection of Wind Farms but receive bids following a request for proposals. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is probably best placed to provide this information based on environmental impact assessments applications they receive.

(b) Find below a list of wind-based projects in the Eastern Cape procured under Bid Windows 1 – 4.

Project

Area

Dorper Wind Farm

Stormberg

MetroWind Van Stadens Wind Farm

Port Elizabeth

Kouga Wind Farm

Port Elizabeth

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm (RF) (PTY) LTD

Jeffereys Bay

Cookhouse Wind Farm

Cookhouse

Amakhala Emoyeni

Bedford

Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm Project

Tsitsikamma

Waainek

Grahamstown

Grassridge

Coega

Chaba

Komga

Nojoli Wind Farm

Cookhouse

Red Cap-Gibson Bay

Oyster Bay

Nxuba Wind Farm

Cookhouse

Golden Valley Wind

Cookhouse

Wesley-Ciskei

Hamburg

Oyster Bay Wind Farm

Humansdorp

2. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) does not dictate the location of the Wind Energy Facilities. IPPs are required to select their own location and conduct the necessary studies to ensure viability of the project.

The department has however worked with international partners and local industry associations to produce the Wind Atlas. The Wind Atlas is a high-resolution wind resource map that shows South Africa’s wind resource.

 

10 September 2021 - NW1976

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

1.Whether she has been informed of the storage of dangerous chemicals close to an important Natural area (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2. what ate the full relevant details of the chemicals that wee stored at the facility before it burnt down; 3. what number of complaints were received by her department from members of the public regarding the impact of the acrid fumes on their health?

Reply:

1. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) was not aware of the storage of the chemicals in close proximity to the natural area prior to the fire incident that took place in July 2021. The DFFE is not the competent authority for issuing environmental authorizations in respect of such an activity as this function lies with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. As a result of the fire incident, the DFFE received a notification in terms of section 30 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) and has subsequently therefore become aware of the storage facility.

2. On the 25* of August 2021 the Minister in the National Assembly committed to release the findings of the investigation by a multi-departmental investigative team in relation to the compliance profile of United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) by the end of September 2021. The drafting of that report is at an advanced stage and the department remains on track to disclose this to the public as the Minister committed to do.

3. The DFFE received 12 (twelve) complaints from the public through the departments Environmental Crime and Incidents Hotline at the time when the fire was not fully extinguished. It should, however, be noted that the majority of the complaints were reported to the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE: .10/09/2021

10 September 2021 - NW1938

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

What total number of the businesses that supply (a) chicken, (b) rice and/or (c) car accessories in the Republic are South African-owned? [

Reply:

(a) The Department does not keep a register of all chicken suppliers. According to SA Poultry, there are 1 117 chicken and egg suppliers in South Africa, the vast majority of which would be South African owned.

(b) The Department does not keep a register of rice suppliers.

(c) It is not clear whether the question on car accessories is intended to refer to items that are solely ‘accessories’ i.e. dash covers, mirrors, car seat covers, phone mounts etc, for which details are not kept; or whether it covers auto components too. The Department has furnished me with the number of local component manufacturers they are aware of – once the question is clarified, the number can be provided.

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10 September 2021 - NW2012

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

With reference to his reply to question 159 on 5 March 2021, (a) what are the reasons that he has not yet provided the requested information and (b) on what date will he provide the information?

Reply:

I have been furnished with a reply to the question submitted, by Ms Thabang Mampane, Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission.

Ms Mampane advises as follows:

“ (1)(a) Venalor NPC applied to the National Lotteries Commission in the 2018 and 2020 financial years in terms of section 2A (4) Lotteries Act No 57 of 1997 as amended (“the Act”) and the application was adjudicated by the ACNHDA in terms of section 26 of the Act and related regulations.

The first application for the 2017/18 financial year was for an amount of R4 672 180.00 and the second application was awarded in the 2019/20 financial year for an amount of R2 292 300.00.

The National Lotteries Commission funded Venalor NPC to host the annual awards ceremony that recognise the contribution of South African female artist in their respective genres and facilitate a platform in which up and coming aspiring artists can have access to a larger audience and to perform alongside established artists in the industry in line with the funding focus areas.

(b) The funding covered amongst others workshops, marketing and communications, women summit, mbokodo awards and other logistical matters such as transport, security.

(2) The NLC conducted a site visit with regards to the grant for the R4 672 180.00 to ascertain whether funds are being used according to the conditions stated on the Grant Agreement. The site visit reports found that the funded organisations utilised the funds in line with the conditions of the grant. Following submission of a satisfactory progress report, the project has been closed.

The NLC conducted a site visit with regards to the grant for the R2 292 300.00 to ascertain whether funds were utilised in accordance with conditions stated in the Grant Agreement. To date the funded organisation has submitted a satisfactory interim progress report for the first tranche that was paid. The NLC continues to enforce the Grant Agreement.”

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10 September 2021 - NW1967

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What (a) total amount has been allocated for food relief in (i) KwaZulu-Natal and (ii) Gauteng, (b) criteria will be used to allocate food relief and (c) measures will be put in place to eliminate double-dipping;(2) what number of food vouchers (a) have been distributed to date and (b) will be allocated; (3) what is the breakdown of the value of each food parcel in terms of (a) food items, (b) packaging, (c) transport and/or (d) any other relevant details?

Reply:

1 (a) The amount that has been allocated by the Department of Social Development for food relief as a result of the violent protests is R100 million, which was distributed as follows: in (i) KwaZulu-Natal = R60 million for 81 429 food parcels and (ii) R40 million for 57 143 food parcels in Gauteng.

In addition to this allocation, SASSA has an allocation for social relief of distress in both provinces, which is used for the issuing of vouchers for affected families – not specifically for the response to the unrest.

(b) The criteria which will be used to allocate food relief includes:

  • People experiencing hunger as a result of the public violence and looting.
  • Families with bread winners who have been laid off from industries that have closed down.
  • Families battling with hunger where there is no income (Living below the food poverty line of R585 per month).
  • Targeting 70% rural & 30% urban areas of KZN

(c) The measures that have been put in place to eliminate double-dipping include verification of qualifying beneficiaries against the different lists, such as the SASSA social relief of distress vouchers vs the identified beneficiaries by Social Development officials;

(2) a) SASSA issued 5 568 food vouchers in KwaZulu-Natal and 337 food vouchers in Gauteng region to respond to the unrest for the period between 1 April 2021 to end July 2021.

b) Vouchers to be allocated will depend on the assessment of applications received since provision of this benefit is needs based and dependent on available resources. SASSA will provide assistance in accordance with the provisions as set in the Social Assistance Act, 2004.

Food relief provision from the Solidarity Fund was purely using food parcels and no vouchers were part of this response. This was due to the fact that the food outlets in some of the affected areas were destroyed. The provision of food parcels therefore ensured that vulnerable citizens had access to food;

(3) The cost of each food parcel is R700. The breakdown in terms of (a) food items, (b) packaging is as follows:

Category

Food items

Unit

Qty

Starch

Fortified Maize meal

KG

10

 

Rice

KG

10

 

Potatoes

KG

7

Protein

Tinned fish -Pilchards in Tomato Sauce

400g TIN

6

 

Baked Beans in Sauce

410g TIN

6

 

Sugar Beans/Split Peas

KG

2

 

Milk Full Cream (Powder - not creamer) or liquid

KG

Litres

1

6

Vegetable

Butternut OR Cabbage (Any veg in season)

KG

10

3

Seasoning

Onions

KG

2

 

Cooking Oil

LIT

2

Other

Soap

Bar

2

(c) Transport and/or (d) food sourcing, packaging and distribution to households is fixed to not more than 5% of the food parcel value = R35 per food parcel.

10 September 2021 - NW2142

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

(1)(a) Whether he has consulted the lead senior negotiator, on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at his own department regarding South Africa’s proposed localisation policies, considering the fact that Dr Morgenie Pillay believes that the said localisation policies are incongruent with the AfCFTA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details regarding the outcomes of the consultations; (2) whether he has found that localisation policies are incongruent with the nondiscrimination obligations and commitments imposed on the Republic in the AfCFTA; if not, why not; if so, what is the justification for the continued push for localisation policies by his department [NW2431E]

Reply:

The South African Government’s industrialisation and localisation policies aim to build and upgrade domestic production to supply domestic and foreign markets, support wider economic development and promote employment growth.

I draw the Honourable Member’s attention to the fact that localisation policies are not simply that of the DTIC. Localisation is a policy framework that enjoys resounding support among South Africans who recognize the need to industrialise our economy. It is the policy of the Administration and follows the commitment in the Manifesto of the ruling party to stronger localisation as a pillar of its industrial policy. The commitment to localisation is included in the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan of government.

The approach on localisation has also been unanimously endorsed by the business, labour and community representatives at Nedlac. They represent a large number of firms and entrepreneurs, workers in different sectors of the economy and organisations made up of representatives of various community interests. Indeed the agreement at Nedlac specifically provides for a quantitative target and a list of sectors and products. In these circumstances, the consultations on the South African approach to localisation were at the appropriate level at which consultations on policy matters normally take place, namely with social partners and with other Government policy-makers.

I further draw the Honourable Member’s attention to local industrialisation policies of governments across the world, in both developed and developing countries. It is what governments do to enable achievement of national objectives and indeed there is today a growing consensus on the value of carefully targeted and well-implemented industrial policy measures. I will be happy to brief the Portfolio Committee in due course on these developments should the Committee so request. There is also a growing literature on the subject which is easily accessible to the public.

In respect of trade, the localisation policies are consistent with South Africa’s international trade obligations and building industrial capacity is the very purpose of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in order to reduce the over-reliance by countries on the continent to imports of manufactured products from elsewhere in the world. The localisation policies followed by the SA government (with the support of business, labour and community organisations) represents inter alia the plan to build South Africa’s industrial capacity within the framework of the AfCFTA.

I also draw attention to the Policy Statement on Localisation for Jobs and Industrial Growth as well as the Trade Policy for Industrial Development and Employment Growth, available on the DTIC’s website.

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10 September 2021 - NW2045

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Mr Jacob MbeleDeputy Director General

(1) What total number of applications for the erection of wind farms and/or wind turbines have been received by his department in each district in the (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21 financial years; (2) what (a) total number of objections were received and (b) are the reasons for the objections in each case?

Reply:

1. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy does not receive applications for the erection of Wind Farms but receive bids following a request for proposals. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is probably best placed to provide this information based on environmental impact assessments applications they receive.

2. See response to (1) above.

09 September 2021 - NW1317

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

1.Since the 2012-2013 financial year, (a) what number of members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in each province who were accused of violent misconduct did the SAPS management place on provisional suspension and/or desk duty, pending the completion of the Independent Police investigative Directorate’s investigation (b) on what date was each member charged and (c) what was the charge against each specified member, 2. whether there are instances or occasions where one member of the SAPS has been accused and suspended more than once; if so, what are (a) their names and (b) the details of the charges? NW1511E

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09 September 2021 - NW1222

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

In view of the fact that a number of Lesotho citizens were uprooted from their land during phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, what steps has she taken to ensure that (a) compensation is paid to the specified persons and (b) there will be no further disenfranchisement of the citizens of Lesotho as a result of the specified project?

Reply:

All persons affected by the project were either relocated, resettled and/or had their assets compensated in accordance with the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Compensation Policy as well as the Treaty between the Republic of South Africa and Lesotho. Ccompensation was paid to the affected persons by adopting the following measures:

  1. The LHWP’s legal obligations to the people and communities affected by Project works are based on: The Lesotho Constitution, the LHWP Treaty - Article 7, the LHDA Order of 1986 and the LHWP Compensation Regulations, Legal Notice No. 50 of 1990, and specifically for the implementation of Phase II, the Phase II Agreement – Article 15.
  2. The LHWP Compensation Policy covers compensation for: Loss of assets, Uprootment (including resettlement), Income Restoration, Rural Development, Natural Environment and Heritage and in addition the implementation of Public Health plans with Lesotho.

The implementation and the execution of the Compensation Policy is also regularly monitored by an Independent Panel of Experts.

Complaints relating to compensation, relocation and resettlement issues are dealt with through various Lesotho Highlands Development Agency (LHDA) field officers, the Social Development and Environment Division, and the Public Relations Office. All queries that arise are dealt with by the LHDA on a case-by-case basis and captured on a database. Complainants also have access to the Compensation Ombudsman.

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09 September 2021 - NW1982

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

(1). Whether he will confirm that there are council members who are on the approved but not announced list for relief funding as the acting chairperson of the National Arts Council (NAC) said in a Facebook Zoom meeting on 3 March 2021; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) who approved the relief funding and (b) what is the name of each council member who applied; (2). (a) on what basis did the council members apply for relief funding, (b) for what amount did each member apply and (c) what is the total amount that was approved for the council members; (3). whether council members are remunerated for their service to the NAC, if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the remuneration?

Reply:

(i) There was no Facebook meeting held on the 3 March 2021 involving any the Chairperson or any Member of Council . The NAC held two weekly Industry briefings on the 24th February and the 5th March 2021 respectively during the period mentioned.

(ii) Yes, there are Arts and Culture Industry practitioners who serve on the NAC Council whom are employed by organisations that applied for PESP funding prior to their appointment to Council.

(1).

a) All PESP applications were adjudicated by independent panel of experts prior to the commencement of the term of this Council before the 30 December 2020. The New Council commenced on the 1st January 2021 and found all respective applications already adjudicated and approved by the adjudication panels.

b) A list of the organizations that applied that employ the Council Members is attached below (*Please note that no member applied in their personal capacity*):

Project Number

Organisation name and Project Name

Lead Applicant name

Amount Applied for

Amount Approved /Declined

Declaration of Interest Received

1. 

BAT Centre Trust - Open Call

Nontsikelelo Ngqakayi

R 275 000

Not funded. Second application

YES

2. 

Federation of Community Arts Centre KZN

Samukelisiwe Dlamini

R 1 941 076

Declined

YES

3. 

Zikmo Consultants – Kapa Bokone Music and Cultural Festival

Zikie Molusi

R 4 350 000

Application withdrawn. (Council Member did not declare his interest)

Not Received, Council Member did not declare his application during 5 meetings he Chaired, which led to the Council suspending him and referring his matter to the Ministers office

4. 

Durban Music School – Skills development Programme

Kim Mathews

R 608 000

R414 010,00

YES

5. 

Durban Music School – Ignite a Flame

Kim Mathews

R 995 000

R 174 320

YES

6

 

Cape Town Opera -Monteverdi Vespers

Jade Lewis

R 500 000

R 500 000

YES

7. 

Cape Town Opera – Singing for sustainability

Lize Coetzer

R 496 000

R337 745,00

YES

8. 

BAT Centre Trust - Open Call

Nontsikelelo Ngqakayi

R 400 780

R151 780,17

YES

9. 

Afrocentric Talent Agency (Pty) Ltd – Giya M’aFrika Giya

Dr Sipho Sithole

R 3 518 828

R 1 089 500

YES

10.

BAT Centre Trust – 2021 Project Plan

Xolani Sithole

R 3 000 000

R 435 800

YES

11.

Federation of Community Arts Centre KZN

Samukelisiwe Dlamini

R 1 941 076

Declined

YES

(2) (a) i. Members of Council organizations applied on the basis of a funding call for PESP which was advertised on the 30 October 2020. Long before their appointment to serve on NAC Council was confirmed.

ii. The funding guidelines were broadly advertised on various media platforms, consultative processes done via zoom sessions and on the Grant Management System (GMS). The call was open to both individuals and formally registered organizations, institutions and groups active within the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector for the purposes of job retention wage subsidies in Stream 1 and for the creation of new work opportunities in Stream 2.

iii. In addition, the PESP is an initiative of government that is meant to benefit ALL South Africans by creating and/or retaining work opportunities to all practitioners in the sector that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

iii.Their applications were adjudicated prior to their commencement to serve on NAC Council.

(b) Please refer to the table for how much each organisation applied for.

(c ) The total amount recommended for approval for the organisations that employ Council Members affected is R3,103155, 17.

(3). Council members are remunerated as per Treasury Guidelines. They are not paid a salary but receive an honorarium per sitting, preparation and are reimbursed for any costs incurred while undertaking any other approved work on behalf Council. The honoraria is paid as follows:

Chairperson – R 3 888 for sitting fee and R 3 888 for preparation fee;

Vice Chairperson – R 3 738 for sitting fee and R 3 738 for preparation fee and Members - R 2 382 for sitting fee and R 2 382 for preparation fee.

08 September 2021 - NW1986

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)On what date will the findings of the forensic investigation into two companies (names furnished) be made available; (2) whether he will furnish Ms H Ismail with a detailed report on the (a) services, (b) challenges and (c) shortfalls of the emergency medical services in the North West province; (3) what are the details of (a) the involvement of Aurum’s Rustenburg Clinical Research Institute and his department and/or the SA Medical Research Council and (b) their contractual agreements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether he will provide Ms H Ismail with a full report regarding the senior officials in the SA Medical Research Council who were suspended; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (i), (ii) The NWDOH has not conducted any forensic investigation related to any of the Buthelezi entities. However a case was opened with the SAPS (Hawks) and the case number is: Mmabatho Case Number: 89/02/2018.

(2) (a) Services

The service is currently managed provincially with services decentralized to the sub-district level within Districts. The NWDOH has developed a Policy Framework and Strategy which details a number of interventions that the department is implementing to ensure improvements in EMS delivery. Key to the strategy is the centralization of EMS Command to the EMS district and provincial offices, moving away from the current decentralized command where district health services were responsible for management of EMS. However before vertical reporting of EMS could be implemented, a need was identified to capacitate both the districts and provincial EMS offices particularly with administrative support staff to enable the office to function. Critical vacant positions have been identified after funds were secured for this financial year and the department in process of advertising, and recruitment currently. Plans are that the centralization of command would be effected within the next financial year as the department continues to prepare accordingly.

Two other main objectives in the policy framework entails centralizing the 4 existing district call centres which are working on manual systems into one highly digitalized central communication centre and the establishment of the Planned Patient Transport (PPT) sub-program. The Infrastructure Development and Technical Services unit of the department has been allocated funds and has recently appointed consultants to refurbish and furnish the building identified for the Emergency Communications Centre. With regards to Planned Patient Transport the sub-programme responsible for budget (financial planning) within EMS is utilized to procure red fleet and does not have any staff attached to it. The function of PPT is currently done with the same EMS resources and this negatively impacts EMS operations. The revised EMS staff structure includes PPT and the entire ideal departmental structure is awaiting approval.

The primary response times of EMS in both rural and urban areas continue improving in order to meet the national norms and standards. The revised national standard for EMS response time is that Priority 1 (P1) patients should be reached within 60 minutes in rural areas and within 30 minutes in urban areas for 75% of the cases. EMS in the province over the previous financial year (2020/2021) registered an improved 76 per cent of rural patients and 70.9% per cent of urban patients serviced within the national norms. The target set for P1 urban and P1 rural in the current Annual Performance plan is ≥60% and ≥70% respectively given the resources available. EMS currently attends to 67 per cent of urban P1 patients in 30 minutes and 73 per cent of rural P1 patients within 60 minutes.

Currently there are 37 operational Paramedics and Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP) appointed across the districts which has helped reduce the reliance on private services. A number of ambulances are also upgraded to be utilized as Advance Life Support ambulances for ICU related cases.

(b) Challenges

The NWDOH is experiencing a shortage of ambulances. In addressing the gap the department has been using outright purchasing by procuring red-fleet using National Treasury approved RT57 contract. In 2018/2019 final year, the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management’s (DCST) Head of Department issued a circular instructing all provincial departments to cease procuring any fleet directly from RT57 as it results in unwarranted audit findings. DCST further indicated that they will no longer assist any department that procure their own fleet with any support from their Transport section, which is responsible for registration on e-Natis, licensing, e-fuel installations and maintenance/repairs of vehicles.

Following the circular, the Department transferred funds to DCST for procurement of red-fleet. However in January 2020, DCST returned funds to the Department proposing that the Department apply for roll-over of the same funds from Treasury. This was because the delivery period as per contract was going to overlap into next financial year whilst vehicle manufacturers were experiencing production challenges. As a result, the Department could not procure red-fleet in 2020/21 financial year. The Department applied for roll-over of funds to this financial year but the provincial Treasury did not approve the roll-over of funds.

For the 2021/22 financial year the department has already transferred R33 million allocated for motor vehicles to DCST to procure 41 ambulances and the DCST have committed a purchase order and is currently awaiting conversion of panel vans to ambulances before delivery to the NWDOH. The department is internally identifying funds which needs to be re-prioritized towards implementing an alternative strategy of procurement of red fleet through full maintenance leasing (this alternative procurement model is currently undergoing consultation processes). A further R30 million is estimated as the required budget for this initiative as part of the first phase.

(c) EMS Shortfalls

The lack of efficiency in the current manual based district call centers is affecting service delivery as well as management of resources and information management. The introduction of a comprehensive emergency communication solution which is technology based will greatly assist and also improve public access to these services. As already indicated above, a building has been handed over by the Department of Public Works and IDTS has appointed consultants to establish the central Emergency Communications Centre.

The inability to inject new fleet in the previous financial year has contributed adversely on the prevailing shortages, most specifically of ambulances. Furthermore, the current turnaround time for repairs (1 – 365 days) as well as replacement and repairs of red fleet is not responsive to the needs of the department, hence the department is pursuing leasing of vehicles as an alternative.

(3) (a) The SAMRC has a collaborative research agreement with Aurum Rustenburg to be a clinical trial site for Sisonke, the phase 3b open-label study of the Ad26 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine administered to health care workers.

(b) SAMRC entered into a collaborative agreement with Aurum to provide for funding to Aurum sites to participate in the Sisonke clinical trial. In terms of the agreement, Aurum is required to implement the study at its sites in accordance with the approved protocol and good clinical practice.

(4) There are no senior officials at the SAMRC that have been suspended.

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08 September 2021 - NW2054

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

In light of the composition of Team South Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, what steps (a) has the Government taken to ensure that in future events of a similar nature, the South African national teams will represent the demographic composition of the South African population and the transformative spirit of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and (b) is the Government taking to assist talented young persons from disadvantaged backgrounds and previously excluded populations to prepare and train to represent the Republic in international Olympics competitions?

Reply:

The Department recognizes that access to participation opportunities cannot be realized without provision of sporting facilities at the community level and at the school sport which both will act as feeders. The transformation of sport requires a multi-pronged approach which has fundamentals embedded in the lower level of participation to maximize access.

Whilst recognizing that provision of sport facilities is primarily a Constitutional Responsibility of Municipalities, the Department with its limited financial resources has over the years been providing multi-sport courts particularly in schools, community gyms and play parks.

This we believe will contribute significantly in the transformation of sport in all sporting codes to reflect the demographics of our society.

Notwithstanding the fact that talent identification, athlete development and athlete preparation is the responsibility of the Federations at National. Provincial and Local Level, the Department has been implementing the Schools Sport Programme. Through the MoU with DBE, the Department has been able to fully implement its part of the MoU i.e. deliver the school sport district tournaments, assist learners to participate at the provincial and national school sport championships. Annually we assist about 2500 schools with the equipment and attire. We also provide teachers responsible for School Sport with capacity building programmes in various skills like Sport coaching, administration and first aid.

The Department also has a Club Development Programme. This programme is meant to ensure that there is a structured process to support the community leagues in the provinces which are implemented with the Sport Federations.

In addition to these interventions the Department has been implementing the Athlete Support Programme.

Athletes supported through the scientific support programme seeks to provide dedicated support to identified talented athletes identified by National Federations to reach their optimal performance.

Athletes are also supported through the Provincial Sports Academies by providing dedicated support to talented athletes who are at a provincial level with the potential of progressing to national level of the through high performance sport system.

In addition, athletes are supported through the Sports Bursary programme which targets 50 athletes a year. While the number of athletes seems to be miniscule for any meaningful impact to be made, the reality is that as new intakes enter the programme, others exit on having completed Grade 12. Support is given to athletes who have been identified by different Sport Federations during the National School Sport Championships and then placed into Sport focus schools. The support provides R100 000 per athlete per year from Grade 8-12 for 5 years. Support is provided in particular, to previously disadvantaged individuals (women and athletes with disabilities) remains critical in Governments endeavour to achieve transformation in sport.

08 September 2021 - NW2058

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, given that the Cancer Association of South Africa partnered with the World Health Organisation to highlight the risks associated with tobacco use and in light of the fascination with hooker amongst party-going youth, his department recorded any number of deaths and/or severe illnesses directly connected to the use of hooker; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

No. The Department is not aware of any deaths or severe illness reported that are directly connected to the use of hookah in South Africa.

However, studies conducted in other countries on the chemistry of waterpipe smoke had shown hookah smoking contained seven carcinogens, 39 central nervous system depressants, and 31 respiratory irritants (Pratiti, R., & Mukherjee, D. (2019). Water-pipe smokers are found to have significantly higher carbon monoxide in blood which reduces tissue oxygenation, than cigarettes smoking (Theron, Ansa, Schultz, Cedric, Ker, James A, & Falzone, Nadia. (2010).

The main ingredient used in waterpipe is tobacco, and its use has both acute and long-term harmful effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Hookah users tend to also add other substances to it such as alcohol and drugs. (Theron A et al: Carboxyhaemoglobin levels in water-pipe and cigarette smokers Original Articles122 -124.)

Waterpipe use is associated with an increased risk of transmission of infectious agents, including respiratory viruses, hepatitis C virus, Epstein Barr virus, Herpes Simplex virus, tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, and Aspergillus. WHO had raised concerns about waterpipe use and its risk of transmission of diseases, also indicated that it could also encourage the transmission of COVID-19 in social gatherings.

All innovative tobacco products, the related products, including the waterpipe should be strictly controlled in the country. The demand and supply of such products need to be reduced to ensure that we do not get more young people addicted to the products. Young people need to be continually made aware of the harm that goes with using these products and the tobacco industry needs to be controlled by, for example, development of the Control of Tobacco Products and the Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2018, which seeks to address all loopholes pertaining to these harmful products flooding our country as most countries are strictly regulating them or not permitting them at all.

Hookah/waterpipe, they uses molasses or moist tobacco. There are two types of waterpipes (hubbly bubbly, hookah pipes), the electronic (non-combustible) and those that cause emissions. A major source of tobacco addiction is nicotine, whose levels in hookah are extremely variable as they depend on the type of tobacco used.

A study conducted in South Africa found that while the tobacco was the norm in smoking hookah, significant numbers also reported using marijuana and/or alcohol-based products in combination with tobacco even among children as young as 13-15 years (Combrink, A., Irwin, N., Laudin, G., Naidoo, K., Plagerson, S., & Mathee, A. (2010). Results indicate that the hookah pipe is a gateway drug, as participants appear to use the hookah pipe with other substances like marijuana and alcohol. (Jacobs, L., Roman, N. V., & Schenk, C. (2015).

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08 September 2021 - NW1923

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Kwankwa, Mr NL to ask the Minister of Social Development

In light of many challenges experienced by COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant beneficiaries and applicants in the 2020-21 financial year, such as money only being collected at the Post Office even though grant recipients provided banking details, as well as technical problems at the Post Office that resulted in many persons, more especially those from rural areas sleeping outside the premises to ensure they get their money and beneficiaries having had to stand in long queues at the Post Office, including some beneficiaries who did not get all their payments, what measures has she put in place to ensure that (a) money is deposited straight into the beneficiaries’ bank accounts to curb long queues, (b) COVID-19 protocols are observed in the queues and (c) beneficiaries get their full payments?

Reply:

a) In order to address some of the challenges which were experienced in the previous cycle of the R350 SRD grant the process has changed, to enable all applicants to provide banking details on application and not only when the application is approved. Information provided as at 18 August 2021 is that, of the 8 931 375 applications received, 6 817 229 (76%) have provided information on bank accounts. This information still has to be verified to confirm which accounts can be used for the grant to be paid into.

SASSA is dependent on the provision of information on bank accounts which is provided by the applicants. In cases where there is no bank account details provided, SASSA is obliged to effect payment through the post office, as there is no other alternative.

However, engagements with the post office and Postbank have been held to introduce alternative access channels for funds deposited into the accounts held by Postbank on behalf of the post office. This will allow for funds to be collected at participating merchants and Standard Bank ATMs thus reducing the number of people who have to collect over the counter at post offices. While this solution is yet to be tested, it is believed that it will significantly reduce the number of citizens who have to report in person at post offices.

b) COVID protocols will be enforced at all post offices. The post office has confirmed that they will stagger payments according to last 3 digits of the ID number, to reduce the number of people who report to any one post office in a single day, and that they will employ active queue monitors to manage compliance to the protocols.

c) Where beneficiaries use their own bank accounts, there are bank charges which they have to cover themselves. However, when they are paid through the post office, they are able to access their full grant amount without bank charges.

A full reconciliation is done with Post Office to ensure that all funds due to any beneficiaries are paid out when the beneficiary tries to access his/her funds.

08 September 2021 - NW1932

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(a) What are the reasons that student funding was withdrawn for Mahlodi Welcome Matamela (details furnished), who is a student at Tshwane University of Technology Polokwane campus who had received the National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding for the year 2021 and (b) who will be responsible for the accumulated debt that the specified student has incurred?

Reply:

(a) Ms Mahlodi Matamela applied and was provisionally approved for a NSFAS bursary for 2020. There was no registration claim submitted by any institution to NSFAS to confirm registration in 2020. The 2021 funding can only be confirmed where a 2020 registration was received, and the student passed the registered modules. In the case of Ms Matamela, both the registration data and results for 2020 have not been submitted to NSFAS. In addition, there is no record that the student applied for 2021 funding.

(b) If registration data for 2020 is submitted and the institution confirms through results that the student passed, the 2020 and 2021 years of funding will be covered by NSFAS.

08 September 2021 - NW2001

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

(1).Whether the National Arts Council’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme’s forensic investigation has terms of reference; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details; (2). whether the investigation includes the forensic accounting; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2236E

Reply:

(1). Yes, the (NAC) National Arts Council’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme’s forensic investigation has terms of reference, see the attached document.

 

(2). The accounting part of the investigation is included in the Terms of reference.                                                   

08 September 2021 - NW1987

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What are the details of the progress that his department has achieved in addressing the arrears payments with regard to the medical depot accruals that have large outstanding amounts which have a negative impact on procuring medical equipment, medication and other medical supplies; (2) what was the actual total accrual amount at the beginning of the intervention compared to the current outstanding arrears to the medicine depot?

Reply:

EASTERN CAPE

1. The province had allocated sufficient budget at the beginning of the financial year for the settlement of outstanding accruals for medicines in the Depots. The interventions also included a process of ensuring that all invoices are received and processed on time from the suppliers to the payment stage.

2. The Eastern Cape depot had a total of R847 461 million on accruals at the end of the financial year. The high level of accruals was due in part to the cash flow challenges faced by the department as a result of the high medico legal claims.

The department prioritized the settlement of accruals in the first quarter of the current financial year. At the end of August 2021, the department had settled R689 042 million of the accruals. This is equivalent to 81% of the total accruals on medicines and medical supplies. The balance is expected to be settled in the month of September.

FREE STATE

1. The Free State department of health does not experience problems in paying the claims of medical depot. The strategy we use is that of prioritizing medical depot and making sure that they remain afloat to enable it to pay suppliers on time. The arrangement is that they submit their claims at the beginning of every week.

2. The total accruals amount to R542,443,773 and total paid amount to R443, 963,155 which translate to 82% of the total payment made to date. The outstanding amount R97,267,083 was settled by 31 August 2021 and R1,213,534 by 09 September 2021.

GAUTENG

1. The department and the depot had agreed to submit claims at least twice a month as opposed to once a month. This has helped to keep the depot afloat so that it is able to pay its suppliers on time while procuring more medicines as may be required by health facilities. The GDOH is now able to process payments for submitted claim within 30 days on receipt of a claim. The Medical Supplies Depot is able to fulfil its mandate of procuring Medicines that are mostly delivered direct to health facilities and to pay its creditors.

2. As at 31 March 2021 the balance owed to the Medical Supplies Depot was R925 million, the outstanding amount was settled in full in the first quarter of the current financial year (2021/2022). At the end of quarter one of 2021/2022 financial year amount owed to the depot was R664 million and was paid in full in the month of July and August. The new current balance owed is R412 million but is still within 30 days.

KWAZULU-NATAL

1. The Medical Depot is continuously engaging with the facilities to submit payment packs on time in order to be able to process them to pay suppliers. Monthly account reconciliations are done in order to identify old outstanding payments. Strict turnaround times to process the payments on time once all necessary supporting documents are received from the facilities.

2. The actual total accrual amount at the end of August 2020 (excluding less than 30 Days) was R1,053,308,923 and the current outstanding amount August 2021 (excluding less than 30 Days) is R455,859,740.

LIMPOPO

1. Limpopo pharmaceutical procurement is partially centralized with the exception of the Regional and Tertiary institutions that are on direct delivery system. Total budget allocation for the 2020/21 financial year was R1,6 billion whereas the accruals as at the end of the financial year was R96 million which translate to 6%.

2. Total Medical depot accruals amount to R96 million. Accruals are expected to be in line with the monthly expected percentage expenditure equal to 8,3%. The department in the year under review managed to contain the accruals to remain under the acceptable percentage of 8,3%. All the accruals have been paid in the 1st quarter of the current financial year.

MPUMALANGA

1. Mpumalanga Department of Health does not have any outstanding invoices not paid as all accruals have been paid during the first quarter.

2. Total accruals outstanding as at 31 March 2021 has been R195,813,681 and all the invoices have been processed during first quarter and currently invoices not paid are within 30 days of been received.

NORTHERN CAPE

1. The department is currently experiencing cash flow constraints, thus a number of invoices cannot be paid within the 30 days of receiving the invoice, as determined in terms of Treasury Regulation 8.2.3. There is continuous challenge to settle the accruals which mainly affects the Equitable share. The payments are prioritised in terms of the source of funding, contractual obligations, non-negotiables items and other payments.

2. Total Medical Depot accruals & payables as at 31 March 2021 amounts to R96.512 million, which results mainly from cash flow constraints affecting the provincial equitable share funding. Currently, there is no intervention from the oversight departments.

NORTH WEST

1. The North West Department of Health could not pay all of its invoices for goods and services for the 2019/2020 financial year, starting from the third quarter. In the main, the challenge has been inadequacy of goods and services budget allocation over the years as opposed to the ever increasing burden of diseases and price escalation on non-negotiable items such as medicine and medical supplies.

2. At the beginning of the intervention, the North West Department of Health had accruals amounting to R236,649,308 relating to the medical depot and at the end of 2020/2021 financial year an amount of R265,928,108 was disclosed as accruals. As at 31 August 2021 accruals totaling R215,568,490 which is 81% has already been settled and the intention is to pay in full all in the invoices which are not disputed by end of September 2021.

WESTERN CAPE

1. The Cape Medical Depot (CMD) procures Goods and Services on behalf of the whole Western Cape Health Department via its MEDSAS procurement system. Once the CMD issues stock to a particular health institution the relevant budget of that institution is expensed. Once invoices are received, payments are effected and paid within 30 days, so there is no need for Medical Depot accruals payment strategy.

2. CMD’s accruals are significantly below the accepted threshold and will not be prevented from continuing to procure the relevant goods and services on behalf of the department. In terms of payment days, the department is well within the 30-day payment threshold.

END.

08 September 2021 - NW2059

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

In light of the recent crime statistics report, what (a) are the details of hospitals that have recorded the highest incidents of rape-related treatment and (b) total number of rape victims have died in hospitals in the period covered by the latest crime statistics report?

Reply:

This question is unfortunately beyond the scope of information that is available to the Department of Health. The determination of rape requires a conviction in a court rather than an allegation or complaint. The SAPS may be in a better position to provide information regarding this question. Rape is not recorded as a cause of death in any health statistics and deaths associated with sexual assault will usually be recorded as death due to unnatural causes, most frequently recorded as ‘blunt trauma’ or ‘sharp trauma’, etc.

END.

08 September 2021 - NW1981

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

What is the total (a) amount that the official geographical name changes in each province had cost his department since 1 April 2016 and (b) number of official geographical names that were changed in each province in each of the specified financial years?

Reply:

The DSAC is not responsible for a cost Geographical name changes in the provinces. The provincial and local spheres of government are in the position to respond to that.

 

NO

NEW NAME

PREVIOUS NAME

PROVINCE/

FEATURE

DATE GAZETTED

 

Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport

Change of

name from Port Elizabeth Airport

Eastern Cape

Airport

22 February 2021

 

Chisirha

Correction of spelling from Cisirat)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Chizele

Correction of spelling from Cizele

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 February 2021

 

Dontsa

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 February 2021

 

Gqeberha

Change of name from Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

City

22 February 2021

 

Kariega

Change of name from Uitenhage

Eastern Cape

City

22 February 2021

 

Khohlombeni

Change of name from Mfabantu

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement/Village

22 February 2021

 

King Phalo Airport

Change of name from East London

Airport

Eastern Cape

Airport

22 February 2021

 

Kom

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

KwaNyezi

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Lotha

correction of spelling from Lota

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Luxeni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 February 2021

 

Mantshilibeni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 February 2021

 

Mnyameni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Mphetshwa

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Ngqayi

Change of name from Katkop

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Nongqulana Mountain

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Mountain

22 February 2021

 

Ntabozuko

Change of name from Berlin

Eastern Cape

Town

22 February 2021

 

Nqanqarhu

Change of name from MaClear Town

Eastern Cape

Town

22 February 2021

 

Nyandeni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Pholela

Existing name registration)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Pirie Mission

Correction of spelling from Pierie Mission

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Qonce

(Change of name from King William’s Town)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 February 2021

 

Amathole Mountains

(correction of spelling from Amatola

Eastern Cape

Mountain

23 March 2020

 

Bumbane

Existing name registration)

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Cildarha

Correction of spelling from Cildara

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Dayimane

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

EmaTolweni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

23 March 2020

 

Ezingcuka

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Gxulu

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

River

23 March 2020

 

Marhubeni

Correction of spelling from Marubeni

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Mbuthweni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Mhuku

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Qhankqu

Correction of spelling from Qanqu

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Sihlabeni

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

23 March 2020

 

Zithathele

Existing name registration

Eastern Cape

Village

23 March 2020

 

Chatha

correction of spelling from Cata

Eastern Cape

Village

22 Mach 2019

 

Chefane

Correction of spelling from Cefane

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

EmaBheleni

Correction of spelling from EmaBeleni

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Bompass

Registration of a new name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Gwili-gwili

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Khubusi

Correction of spelling from Kubusi

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

KwaNxakwe

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Dam

22 March 2019

 

Kwelerha

Correction of spelling from Kwelera

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Khwenxurha

Correction of spelling from Kwenxurha

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Lenye

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Lusasa

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Lusizini

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Luqhoqhweni

correction of spelling from Luqoqhweni

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mangqukela

Registration of a long standing name be registered

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Makhazi

Correction of spelling from Makazi

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mbholompo

Correction of spelling from Mbolompo

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mbhongweni

Correction of spelling from Mbongweni

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mqhekezweni

Correction of spelling from Mqekezweni

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Masincedane

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Magrangxeni

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mnyameni Dam

Long existing name to be registered

Eastern Cape

Dam

22 March 2019

 

Mthwaku

(Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Mpethu

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Hill

22 March 2019

 

Mpintsho

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Stream

22 March 2019

 

Mchantsi

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Mqukwana

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Mpheko

Correction of name from Mpeko

Eastern Cape

Forest

22 March 2019

 

Mvulane Dam

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Dam

22 March 2019

 

Mzwini

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Forest

22 March 2019

 

Ncalukeni

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Ndlovini

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Ngculu

Correction of spelling from Nculu

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Ngobozana

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Ngqumeya

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Ngwevana

Correction of spelling from Gwevana

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Ngxalawe

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Ngxingxolo

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Nomngxiki

Correction of spelling from Nomgxeki

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Phumlani

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

22 March 2019

 

Qumrha River

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Quko

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Sihlitho

Correction of spelling from Sihlito)

 

Village

22 March 2019

 

Sotho

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Sithebe)

(Correction of spelling from Sitebe

Eastern Cape

Administrative Area

22 March 2019

 

Sithungu

Correction of spelling from Situngu)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Thembalethu

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Township

22 March 2019

 

Tshoxa

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Town

22 March 2019

 

Tyhalarha

Correction of spelling from Tyhalara)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Xesi River

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

River

22 March 2019

 

Xhongorha

Correction of spelling from Xhongora)

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Zanyokwe

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Village

22 March 2019

 

Hamakete-kete

correction of

spelling from Ketekete

Eastern

Cape.

Settlement

22 MARCH 2018

 

Khanya

change of

name from

Khalazembe

Eastern

Cape.

Settlement

22 MARCH 2018

 

Linga Diko

change of name

from Kaffirskraal

Eastern

Cape.

Settlement

22 MARCH 2018

 

Sahlulo Chithwa

 

Eastern

Cape.

Settlement

22 MARCH 2018

 

Makhanda

change of

name from

Grahamstown

Eastern

Cape.

Town

29 JUNE 2018

 

Nompukane

Official

registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

Hamakete-teke

Correction

of spelling from “Kete-kete”

Eastern Cape

Administrative

area

30 JUNE 2017

 

Simakamaka

Official

registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

Qumrha

Correction of

spelling from Komgha

Eastern Cape

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

Cacadu

Change of name from Lady Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Chris Hani Bridge

Change of name from Thornhill

Bridge

Eastern Cape

Bridge

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

EmaZizini Dam

registration of a long standing of name

Eastern Cape

Dam

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eSinqumeni Dam

Registration of a long standing name

Eastern Cape

Dam

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZiflarheni

Official Registration

Eastern Cape

Valley

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

ILiwa Lamaxhalanga

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Cliff

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. I

ILiwa leRhini

Official registration

Eastern Cape

Cliff

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

imbazamasinga

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

iGgorha

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Stream

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

ISigingqi sikamhala

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

hill

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

IntabakaXesibe

Official registration

Eastern Cape

hill

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

intabayeSwekile

Official registration

Eastern Cape

hill

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Komani

Change of name from Queenstown

Eastern Cape

Town

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Khwowa

Change of name from Elliot

Eastern Cape

Town

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

KwaBhanca

Change of name from Mount Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

lengwayo

Official registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Well

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Masizakhe

Correction of spelling from Umasizakhane

Eastern Cape

Township

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

MaXesibeni

Change of name from Mount Ayliff

Eastern Cape

Town

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Mchantsi

Correction of spelling from Mkantsi

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Msulungwana

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Hill

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Mzintlava

Correction of corrupted form of language

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Nkciyo

Change of name from ngciyo

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Ngculu

Correction of spelling from Nculu

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Ngwevana

Correction of spelling from Gwevana

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Ngoqo Dam

Registration of long standing name

Eastern Cape

Dam

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Iphungela Hill

Registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Hill

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Qwanti

Correction of spelling Quanti

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Mankazana

Dam registration of long standing

Eastern Cape

Dam

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Rholihlahla Residence

change of name from Silver

City and Ext 7

Eastern Cape

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Rhwantsini

registration of new name

Eastern Cape

Dam

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Rekhuditse ()

change of name from Mandela

Eastern Cape

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Xonxa

change of name from White Kei River

Eastern Cape

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Xolani

change of name from Smith Location

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Umjilo

change of name from Jimmy

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Thembisile

change of name from Lloyd Location

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Sotho

Correction of spelling from Soto

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Sithungu

correction of spelling from Situngu

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Ntsikana

correction of spelling from Tsinikane

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Nontongwana

change of name from Maarsdorp

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Ngquthu

correction of spelling from Ngqutu

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Ngcwengxa

change of

name from Kat River

Eastern Cape

River

17 JUNE 2016

  1.  

Ngcabasa

Official registration of a name

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Makhazi

correction of spelling from Makazi

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement and River

17 JUNE 2016

 

KwaNcaza

change of name from Readsdale

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

KwaDlomo Dam

change

of name from Sharpeville Dam

Eastern Cape

Dam

17 JUNE 2016

 

Gangqeni

change of name from Phillipton

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Khwenxurha

correction of orthography from Kwenxura

Eastern Cape

Administrative area (i.e.

conglomeration of human

settlements

17 JUNE 2016

 

eMabhofolweni (change of name from Woodlands

A Human Settlement in Ngqushwa Local Municipality in

the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Diphini

correction of orthography from Dipini

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Dikeni

change of name from Alice

Eastern Cape

Town, Post Office and Railway Station

17 JUNE 2016

 

Bhulurha

correction of

spelling from Bulugha

Eastern Cape

River

17 JUNE 2016

 

Bhola

correction of spelling from Bola)

Eastern Cape

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Sinqobile

Registration of an

existing name

Gauteng

suburb

30 JUNE 2017

 

Boiketlong

change of name

from Serope Seyabenye

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

Dlamini

correction of

spelling from Dhlamini

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

eMkhathini

correction of spelling from Emkatini

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Emndeni

correction of orthography from Emdeni

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

Esiphethweni (correction of orthography from

Isiphethweni)

correction of orthography from

Isiphethweni

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Ironside

change of name from Ironyside

Gauteng

Dam

17 JUNE 2016

 

Khayalami

correction of

spelling from Kyalami

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

Kgatlamping

correction of orthography from

Khatamping

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

Khaya sands

correction of orthographyfrom Kaya

Sands

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

KwaMpanza

correction of spelling from Mampinja

Gauteng

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Kwanele

correction of

spelling from Kwenele

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Leeupan

correction of

orthography from Leewpan

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Skilpaddam

correction of orthography from Skilpad

Gauteng

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Skhosana

correction of orthography from Skozana

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Sophiatown

change of

name from Triomph

Gauteng

Suburb

17 JUNE 2016

 

Spaarpwater

Correction of spelling from Sparwater

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Thembisa

correction of orthography Tembisa

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Thokoza

Correction of orthography from Tokoza

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Thulani Park

change of

name from Snake Park

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Tsakani

correction of spelling from Tsakane

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Tswelepole

Correction of orthographyfrom

Tswelapele

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Thulisa Park

correction of

spelling from Tulisa

Gauteng

Township

17 JUNE 2016

 

Vuyo

correction of orthography from Vivo

Gauteng

Human Settlement

17 JUNE 2016

 

Zonkizizwe

correction of spelling Zonkezizwe

Gauteng

Location

17 JUNE 2016

 

Chamdor

registration of an

existing name

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

iThembalethu

Correction of

orthography from

Ethembalethu

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Luipaardsvlie

Correction of

orthography from

Luipadsvlei

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Malatsi

Correction of

orthography from Malatjie

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Munsieville

Correction of orthography

from Munsienville

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Rantedal

Correction of

orthography from Rent-endal

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Rietvallei

existing name to

be registered

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Suikerbosfontein

Correction of orthography

from Zuikerboschfontien

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Tswelopele

Correction of

orthography from

Tswelapele

Gauteng

Township

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

Tudor Shaft

Change of

name from Dunusa

Gauteng

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

eCelakubani

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Village

30 JUNE 2017

 

eMthavuna

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Village

30 JUNE 2017

 

eNkonjaneni

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Fountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

iJozini

Correction of

spelling from Jozini)

KZN

Dam

30 JUNE 2017

 

iNkiwane

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

iNtonga

Name to be

registered

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

iSibandlana

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

iThuvukazi

Name to be

registered

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

KwaNikwe

Name to be

registered

KZN

Village

30 JUNE 2017

 

KwaShibe

Name to be

registered

KZN

Village

30 JUNE 2017

 

uCwele

Name to be

registered

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

uDingindawo

Name to be

registered

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

uGonya

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

uMabhumaneni

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

uMzimkhulwana

Name to

be registered

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

uNdende

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

uNtabingashi

Name to be

registered

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

uNyokeni

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

River

30 JUNE 2017

 

uSipholi

Name to

be registered

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

uSikhaleni

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

uQongwane

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

Mountain

30 JUNE 2017

 

eMthonjaneni

Change of

name Melomoth

KZN

Town

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

eMhlangeni

Change of

name from Ezitendeni

KZN

Village

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

eNgoleleni

Change of name

from oHlongeni

KZN

Village

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

iMahlungulu

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

iNzalu

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

iQurha

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

iSinyazi

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uMhulanja

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uMabhuqandlela

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uMgubho

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uMabhengwane

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uMadwaleni

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uNhliziyonkulu

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

Forest

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uNgwaleni

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uSidada

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

Mountain

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

uYini

Registration of

a long standing name

KZN

River

15 DECEMBER 2017

  1. 59.

eFahla

 

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016.

  1. 60.

uFahla

 

KZN

Mountain

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 61.

eMagovini

Registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 62.

eMagovini

Registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Forest

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 63.

eMafikeni

Registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 64.

eMahhukwini

change of

name from Doornhoek

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 65.

eMakhasaneni

correction of spelling from Makhasaneni

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 66.

eMankonjane

registration

of a long standing of name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 67.

eManzawayo

correction of orthography from

Manzawayo

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 68.

iManzawayo

correction of spelling from Manzawayo Natal

KZN

Stream

09 FEBRUARY 2016

  1. 69.

eMaphinini

correction of spelling from Phinini

KZN

Stream

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMibuzweni

change of name from Kirkintulloch

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMkhindini

correction of spelling from Mkhindini

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMcakeni

registration of a long existing name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMhlosingeni

registration of a long existing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMhlwaneni

Change of

name from Drifontein

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMthinemide

correction of spelling from Mthinomude

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMtiwe

registration of a long existing name)

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMunywini

Registration of

name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eNhlanomkhize

registration

of name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eNkwenkwe

correction of spelling from Nkwenkwe

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

iNkwenkwe

correction of spelling from Nkwenkwe

KZN

Mountain

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eNkuthu

change of name

from Kleinfontein

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eNtantane

change of name

from Watershed

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

ePhondweni

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Ford

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eShayamoya

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eShiyabazali

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eThembeni

Correction of spelling from Entembeni.

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eSigodini

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Ford

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

EZakheni

correction of spelling from eZakheni

KZN

Post Office

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZikhonkwaneni

change of name from Rooderpoort

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZimpisini

registration of name

KZN

Forest

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZimpisini

registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZintombini

registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZinyokeni

registration of name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eZingulubeni

registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

iKubafazini

registration of a long standing of name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

iBiva

Registration of a long standing of name .

KZN

Forest

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

iBhukubhuku

registration of a long standing of name .

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

KwaCongco

correction of spelling from Gcongco

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

KwaGina

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

KwaNtababomvu

change of name from Skoeman

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Kwa-Welcome

Correction of orthography and registration of a name

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Margate Retirement village

change of name from Village of Happiness

KZN

Post Office

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Ndakheni

correction of spelling

 

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uBhodweni

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uBusobubi

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Forest

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uGadlabeza

Registration of a long standing name .

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uHlanjana

Registration of a long standing name

KZN

Fountain

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uKhungwana

Registration

of a long standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMagwazithonga

Registration of a long

standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMchamomanzi

Registration of a long standing name.

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMemfu

correction of spelling from Memfu

KZN

Mountain

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMhlabane

registration of long standing name .

KZN

Village

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMhlabane

registration of long standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMhlabane

registration of long standing name

KZN

Forest

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMphosazembe

Correction of spelling from Mphosazembe

KZN

Stream

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMlonyeni

registration of long standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uMgubulundwane

registration of long standing name

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uNcibidwane

registration of long standing name

KZN

Stream

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Unsonge

correction of orthography from Insonge

KZN

River

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

uNomatasi ()

A Lake in uMkhanyakude District Municipality in KwaZulu Natal

KZN

Lake

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

eMakinatini

Registration of an

existing name

KZN

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

eMboza

existing name to be registered

KZN

Village

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

eZigodini

existing name to be registered

KZN

lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

eSiphondweni

existing name to be registered

KZN

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uBhulabhula

existing name to be registered

KZN

Plain

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uKhwethe

existing name to be registered

KZN

Stream

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uKhwici

existing name to be registered

KZN

Stream

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uSikhunyana

existing name to be registered

KZN

Forest

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMagalela

existing name to be registered

KZN

Human Settlement

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMacambela

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Stream

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMagcwalangenkung

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMaguzu

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMgxamu

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uMphondo

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uNdamukane

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uNtabende

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Mountain

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uPhoko

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uZigwenu

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

uZinyane

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Lake

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

eHlokohloko

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Village

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eMahlaleni

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eMkhayane

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Village

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eMlobaneni

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Village

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eMseshana

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eSigqushu

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

iNgweni

existing name to

be registered

KZN

uMkhanyakude

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

KwaMadonela

existing name to

be registered

KZN

Village

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

U-Anyanisi

Registration of

An existing name

KZN

Forest

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uDabukane

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMakhongolo

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Stream

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMalomba

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Forest

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMamunyela

Registration of an existing name

KZN

Forest

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMaphuphu

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMatshane

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMhholomba

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Forest

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMhlanzela

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMkhuhlwana

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uMphuma

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uNomatshe

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uNtinini

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uShumbu

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uSigquluba

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Hill

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uSihosha

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Fountain

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

uSikhumba

Registration of

an existing name

KZN

Lake

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

eHlanganani

Change of name from Prospect Farm

Mpumalanga

Settlement

24 DECEMBER 2018

 

eSiyasebenza

Long existing name to be registered

Mpumalanga

Settlement

24 DECEMBER 2018

 

eSukumani

Change of name from Tafelhoek 1

Mpumalanga

Settlement

24 DECEMBER 2018

 

eThuthukani

Change of name from Tweefelhoek

Mpumalanga

Settlement

24 DECEMBER 2018

 

eZamokuhle

Long existing name to be registered

Mpumalanga

Settlement

24 DECEMBER 2018

 

Bumbanani

Registration of a long standing name

Mpumalanga

Settlement

27 DECEMBER 2019

 

eMvelo

Change of name from Amsterdam

Mpumalanga

Settlement

27 DECEMBER 2019

 

Insephe

Correction of spelling from Iswepe

Mpumalanga

Settlement

27 DECEMBER 2019

 

Entuthukweni

Change of name from kwaggafontein

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Joana Jiyane

Official registration

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Mthunjwa (E)

change of name from Kwaggafontein

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Sesakhile

change of name from Tweefontein Portion

540 220-JR ga

Mpumalanga

Village

09 September 2016

 

Thokozani

change of name from Tweefontein M (Portion

170) 22 JR

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Thoko Mabhena

change of

name from Embalenhle Extension 18

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Thuli Fakude

change of name from Leandra

Mpumalanga

Settlement

09 FEBRUARY 2016

 

Rametsi Country Estate

New Name

North West

Township

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

Bushbuck Hills Game Farm

Registration of a new township name

North West

Township

20 September 2019

 

George Dick Montshioa

Airport

Change of name

from Mafikeng

Airport/Mmabatho Airport

North West

Airport

15 DECEMBER 2017

 

Kgangkgang

Change of name from Klipan

North West

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

Lokotsi

Change of name

from Nooitgedacht

North West

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

Mararampe

Change of name from Heefers Lust

North West

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

Dithakwaneng

Registration of a new township name

North West

Village

20 September 2019

 

Tesselaarsdal

Correction of

spelling from Teslaarsdal

Western Cape

Human Settlement

09 DECEMBER 2016

 

Dorha Dam

change of name from Rockview

Western

Cape

Dam

17 JUNE 2016

 

Bo-Kaap

change of name

from Schotchekloof

Western

Cape

Suburb

10 OCTOBER 2016

 

District Six

Change of name from Zonnebloem

Western

Cape

Suburb

17 December 2019

 

08 September 2021 - NW1931

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) are the reasons that racially inclusive demographics are not included in the (i) collection and (ii) sharing of COVID-19 related information and (b) effect does the lack of racial demographics have in relation to the response of the State in vaccine distribution across the Republic, but more importantly in Black communities?

Reply:

(a) and (b) When samples are taken from individuals the laboratory must complete the biographic data name, surname, ID, date of birth, address etc. This information is then captured into an electronic data system which is then used to analyse and publish statistics. Unfortunately biographic data is often not fully completed by the patient and health care workers consequently we do not have a full data set of biographic data in all cases. In the case of race specifically this data is often not reported at source. Consequently we have not been reporting COVID infections and vaccinations by race, since there is also no evidence that race is a significant risk factor.

END.

08 September 2021 - NW1936

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

(1). What (a) is the name of each consultant used by his department in the past three financial years and (b) total amount was spent on the specified consultants in the specified financial years; (2). whether any bonuses have been paid out to any employee in (a) each entity reporting to him and (b) his department in the past three financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) to whom and (ii) what total amount in each specified case?

Reply:

1. Due to the integration process of the two formerly separate Departments; that is Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department Arts and Culture. The collation of information and integration of the information is taking longer than anticipated. Once the process is done and information verified we will forward to the Honourable Member.

08 September 2021 - NW2060

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

What are the details of hospitals that have recorded the highest infant mortalities in the Republic in 2021?

Reply:

Infant deaths are defined as deaths occurring during the first year of life, and are divided into newborn deaths that occur during the newborn period (0 – 28 days) and post-neonatal deaths that occur between 29 days and one year of age. The majority of infant deaths occur during the newborn period.

The thirty public sector hospitals with the highest number of infant deaths recorded thus far in 2021 are shown in the table below[1]. The hospitals with the highest number of infant deaths are predominantly national central, tertiary and regional hospitals – this is primarily due to the fact that these are large, referral hospitals which provide care to many newborns and other infants who are at highest risk of death.

Hospital

Level of care

No. of newborn deaths

No. of post-neonatal infant deaths

Total infant deaths

gp Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Tertiary hospital

299

62

361

ec Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

National Central Hospital

139

67

206

gp Dr George Mukhari Hospital

National Central Hospital

168

29

197

lp Mankweng Hospital

Tertiary hospital

159

27

186

gp Tembisa Hospital

Tertiary hospital

166

18

184

gp Rahima Moosa Hospital

Tertiary hospital

156

23

179

ec Dora Nginza Hospital

Regional Hospital

126

40

166

gp Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

Regional Hospital

149

17

166

kz Queen Nandi Regional Hospital

Regional Hospital

116

41

157

fs Bongani Hospital

Regional Hospital

135

22

157

kz Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital

Regional Hospital

129

20

149

wc Tygerberg Hospital

National Central Hospital

118

31

149

nw Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

Regional Hospital

126

11

137

nw Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

Tertiary Hospital

119

17

136

gp Sebokeng Hospital

Regional Hospital

101

18

119

gp Steve Biko Academic Hospital

National Central Hospital

68

49

117

kz Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

Regional Hospital

95

17

112

fs Pelonomi Hospital

Tertiary hospital

92

17

109

kz Port Shepstone Hospital

Regional Hospital

87

21

108

kz General Justice Gizenga Mpanza Hospital

Regional Hospital

91

16

107

kz RK Khan Hospital

Regional Hospital

84

13

97

mp Witbank Hospital

Tertiary hospital

72

21

93

gp Kalafong Hospital

Tertiary Hospital

71

18

89

mp Rob Ferreira Hospital

Tertiary Hospital

65

22

87

gp Mamelodi Hospital

Regional Hospital

76

11

87

gp Leratong Hospital

Regional Hospital

67

18

85

ec Mthatha General Hospital

Regional Hospital

79

2

81

kz Newcastle Hospital

Regional Hospital

62

18

80

fs Universitas Hospital

National Central Hospital

69

11

80

gp Jubilee Hospital

District Hospital

77

3

80

END.

District Health Information System. Extracted 2nd September 2021.

08 September 2021 - NW1952

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Health

What (a)(i) studies has his department done to ascertain the extent of vaccine hesitancy in the Republic and (ii) are the causes of the hesitancy and (b) communication measures has his department put in place to allay the fears of persons who are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccines?

Reply:

a) Our goal must be to vaccinate at least 70% of adults in South Africa, and especially to ensure that all people over the age of 50 are vaccinated before Christmas 2021. If we do that, the number of people who are hospitalised or die from COVID-19 will be substantially reduced.

(i) In terms of vaccine hesitancy, the South African population falls into three main groups:

  • Those who are eager or willing – this is the biggest group, roughly two thirds.
  • Those who are uncertain and need to be supported to get them over the line by providing them with information and reassurance and making it easy for them to get vaccinated – a quarter of the population.
  • Those who are opposed to vaccination (roughly a sixth).

This is encouraging, because it means that the vast majority of South African adults may come forward for vaccination if their concerns are addressed and if it is easy for them to access the service. The challenge is likely to be due to lack of urgency to be vaccinated rather than being unsure of whether to vaccinate or not.

Extent of vaccine acceptance

The Department of Health has drawn on a number of national studies to understand the extent and reasons for vaccine hesitancy. They include:

  • The NIDS-CRAM series of panel surveys (which found that vaccine acceptance has increased from 71% in Feb/Mar to 76% in Apr/May 2021. Half of those who were vaccine hesitant in Feb/Mar 2021 had changed their minds were now willing to vaccinated.
  • HSRC/University of Johannesburg survey (Dec/Jan 2021: Two thirds of the SA adult population say they will definitely or probably get vaccinated.
  • Ask Afrika Survey: 62% of South Africans willing to get vaccinated.
  • African Response (May 2021): 74% of South Africans are willing to get vaccinated and are confident of government’s efforts to manage the vaccine rollout.
  • Afro Barometer (May 2021): 43% say they are willing to get vaccinated; 64% approve of government’s performance and 78% say government has done a good job of keeping public informed).
  • SAMRC VAX-scenes (April 2020): 62% willing to get vaccinated.

All surveys with the exception of the Afrobarometer survey find that the majority (about two-thirds) of South Africans are willing to get vaccinated. Another quarter are open to persuasion. Only about one in six say they definitely won’t get vaccinated.

Reasons for acceptance.

The main reasons for accepting the vaccine are to protect themselves or family from contracting the virus (~75% of those who are willing).

Reasons for hesitancy

The main reasons cited for hesitancy include:

  • Concern over side effects (about ¼ of those who are vaccine hesitant)
  • Distrust of the vaccine (about ¼ of those who are vaccine hesitant)
  • Unsure of its effectiveness

b) The Department’s response on communication measures put in place:

  • The NDoH and GCIS work together on a national communications strategy to tackle the reasons for vaccine hesitancy. This includes a social media strategy, radio PSAS in all 11 languages as well as printed material in all 11 languages distributed to all districts. Over the past months, over 20 million information leaflets have been printed and are being distributed.
  • The NDoH and GCIS also leverage the communications and social mobilisation capability of civil society organisations, labour and the business sector through the National Communications Partnership which has produced and disseminated contents through their networks.
  • The private sector has also come on board, with the PEPKOR group of companies distributing over 10 million of the NDoH leaflets through their stores. Posters have been placed in 30,000 spaza shops encouraging people to get registered.
  • A national Demand Acceleration Strategy has been developed and a National Task team established to direct its implementation. These activities will be accelerated over the next three months, even as efforts are expanded to make it easier for people to get vaccinated through mobile outreach and other access strategies.

END.

08 September 2021 - NW2071

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Given the crucial importance of private sector players in the communications and digital technologies arena with regard to their expertise, resources and assets, what steps has she taken or does she plan to take towards cultivating value-creating and synergistic public-private partnerships that will contribute to the imperative of advancing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and narrowing the digital divide in the Republic?

Reply:

We believe in the founding tenets of this country of a social compact between government, business, labour and the value that cooperation and collaboration with other stakeholders adds to the reach and depth of any programme.

08 September 2021 - NW1886

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1706 on 21 June 2021, what (a) is the total expenditure breakdown of the R1 million that was allocated for the Men’s Forum, (b) were the total costs of (i) each of the two seminars and (ii) the virtual Disability Forum Workshop mentioned in the reply and (c) are the projected costs of the interventions in (i) August and (ii) December 2021; (2) Whether he will furnish Ms T A Khanyile with a copy of the contents of the seminars details conducted in the 2019-20 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant?

Reply:

1(a) The R1 million is allocated for the awareness material, to be distributed to all our 412 offices based in all provinces, on the fight against Gender Based Violence. R800 000 of the budget will be used for promotional materials, namely posters, pamphlets, banners and booklets. R200 000 for transport by participants for awareness sessions/workshops, hiring of venues and accommodation for participants and facilitators.

b(i) For Kwazulu Natal seminar, the Department spent R12 700 (This excludes the transport cost to transport officials to the event since they were using DHA vehicles) and for Eastern Cape the Department spent R69 000 (excluding transport amount).

(ii) The virtual Disability Forum Workshop costs were those for data.

(iii) The intended interventions are going to be hosted on virtual platform and therefore the cost will only be for data, therefore the expected cost will be around R5000.

2. Yes, the agendas and copies of presentations.

END

07 September 2021 - NW1650

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

Whether she will provide Ms E L Powell with the full, relevant details of (a) all travel and (b) additional expenses incurred by each member of the National Rapid Response Task Team (i) between 1 March and 1 October 2020 and (ii) during the National State of Disaster period; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each specified case?

Reply:

The following expenses were incurred by the Members of the National Rapid Response Task Team for the period 1 March 2019 and during the National State of Disaster period.

Name of official

Category

Cost

Mr Zolile Burnsncamashe

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 306 296

 

Mr Lekgotla Dichoetlise

Car hire and transfers

R 116 709

Mr Mahle Khuzani

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 283 800

 

Ms Dudu Manana

Accommodation/ Car hire

R 48 319

Mr Mzwakhe Masoue

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 468 446

Mr Maxwele Chumani

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 335 875

Mr Mogomotsi Mogodiri

Car hire/domestic accommodation

R 53 216

Dr Mandisa Mokwena

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 27 709

Ms Carla Motau

Car Hire

R 59 801

Mr Likhaya Ngqezana

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 543 363

Mr Simphiwe Ngxakeni

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and laundry

R 386 727

Ms Nolonwabo Quanta

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R355 622

Ms Debbie Raphuthi

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 112 742.00

Ms Suliwe Shilwayi

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 488 736

Mr Samuel Thembani

Car hire and domestic accommodation

R 144 422

TOTAL

R 3 732 795

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07 September 2021 - NW1649

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister Water and Sanitation

Whether she will provide Ms E L Powell with the full, relevant details on the (a) dates, (b) destinations and (c) costs of all flights boarded by a certain person (Mphumzi Mdekazi) (i) between 1 May 2019 and 1 October 2020 and (ii) during the National State of Disaster period; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

The Department incurred the following costs in relation to Mr Mdekazi for the period 1 May 2019 and during the National State of Disaster period :

Category

Cost

Accommodation/ domestic air travel/ Car hire and transfers

R 1 763 878.00

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06 September 2021 - NW1997

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What are the (a) details of each case that is currently being handled by the counter-strategic litigation unit in his department and (b) reasons for pursuing each case?

Reply:

Draft Reply

The Department of Home Affairs doesn’t have a counter strategic litigation unit and therefore we are unable to give responses on the question. We however have a Branch responsible for Counter Corruption and also a Litigation Directorate under Chief Directorate Legal Services.

END

06 September 2021 - NW1956

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Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What steps has her department taken with regard to the plight of matriculants from Hebron Technical and Commercial High School, who enrolled for Matric in 2019 and wrote some of their examinations in 2020, yet have not received their results to date?

Reply:

The North West Provincial Head of Examinations made contact with the Principal of Hebron Technical and Commercial High school and the principal confirmed that all learners that wrote the full examination at the school in November 2019 and November 2020  have been resulted.

However, there are seventeen candidates who have incomplete results in the November 2019 examination, due to them being absent for one or more subjects during the November 2019 examination. However, there is no record that these candidates with incomplete results, registered to write the examination in the subjects for which they were absent, in November 2020. 

It will therefore be appreciated, if the names and identity numbers of candidates that claim to have written the examination and not resulted, could be forwarded to the Department of Basic Education, so that these specific candidates can be investigated.   

06 September 2021 - NW2043

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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 learner pregnancies according to each grade in each province (a) during the (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020 academic years and (b) since 1 January 2021, what (i) is the total number of pregnancies reported to her department, (ii) is the name of each school, (iii) total number of learners returned to complete school, (iv) total number of learners left school, (v) number of learners wrote exams whilst pregnant, (vi) number went into labour whilst at school and (vii) are the details of any assistance that was given to the learners by her department and/or schools?

Reply:

With regards to the question on learner pregnancy, it is necessary to note the difficulties in reporting accurate information on the number of learners that are pregnant at schools.  The school Principal or school Administrator captures the information on the South African School Administration and Management System (SA-SAMS), provided that the learners declare their pregnancy. There are many instances where the Principal might not be aware of a learner being pregnant, as it is not declared; and therefore, it cannot be recorded.  Furthermore, societal norms regarding teenage pregnancy, may prohibit learners from reporting that they are pregnant; hence there is under-reporting of teenage pregnancy on SA-SAMS.  The Department uses the General Household Survey (GHS), which provides the best information on learner pregnancy statistics.  Given that the GHS survey is sample-based, and that the proportion of learners that report pregnancy is very low, the actual number of pregnancies should be interpreted with extreme caution.

06 September 2021 - NW1959

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What total number of learners has been recorded in her department to have fallen pregnant in the 2015-20 period?

Reply:

With regards to the question on learner pregnancy, it is necessary to note the difficulties in reporting accurate information on the number of learners that are pregnant at schools.  The school Principal or school Administrator captures the information on the South African School Administration and Management System (SA-SAMS), provided that the learners declare their pregnancy.  There are many instances where the Principal might not be aware of a learner being pregnant, as it is not declared; and therefore, it cannot be recorded.  Furthermore, societal norms regarding teenage pregnancy may prohibit learners from reporting that they are pregnant; hence, there is under-reporting of teenage pregnancy on SA-SAMS.  The Department uses the General Household Survey (GHS), which provides the best information on learner pregnancy statistics.  Given that the GHS survey is sample-based, and that the proportion of learners that report pregnancy is very low, the actual number of pregnancies should be interpreted with extreme caution.

06 September 2021 - NW2021

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       With reference to the violent looting that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July 2021, what (a) was the national total cost to her department in damages to schools, (b) is the total value of looted goods from schools in Rands that was recovered and (c) is the total number of persons who have been arrested and prosecuted in this regard; (3) what is the national total cost to her department for school vandalism in each year since 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available

Reply:

The question has been referred to provincial education departments for detailed information. The response will be forwarded as soon as all responses have been received and collated.

06 September 2021 - NW1786

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

1)What total number of illegal foreign nationals were received at the Lindela Repatriation Centre for the period 1 January 2020 to 1 August 2021; (2) what total number of persons were successfully deported; (3) (a) what total number of persons were released back into the Republic and (b) for what reason; (4) what total amount does his department spend on housing an illegal migrant per day at the specified repatriation centre?

Reply:

1. The total number of illegal foreign nationals received at the Lindela Repatriation Centre for the period 1 January 2020 to 1 August 2021 is 17514.

2. 16 782 foreign nationals were successfully deported.

(3)(a-b) As per the table below:

Released to avoid 120 days in detention, due to closure of the borders

Released after claiming asylum

Released and handed over to the family as they were very sick to avoid death in detention

Released from the facility to arresting officer for further investigation. e.g. Claiming to be South African and Asylum permit holders

573

141

7

11

(4) The costing of the housing is not calculated on a daily basis according to the current Service Level Agreement. It is separated according to 3 categories and these are on an occupancy of 1 500 persons, including the items:

Fixed – R6,057,779.04

General Maintenance, Group support and shared services, Insurance, Kitchen Fees, Licence and Subscriptions, Medicines and Medical Services, Office Automation, Pest Control, Professional Services, Property Rental, Security, Staffing, VPN Connectivity, Cost of Sales General, Vehicle Expenses (lease payments and repairs, maintenance and other)

Head Count – R1,193,550.19

Food costs, Consumables, Laundry, Utilities (including Water, Electricity and Municipality rates)

The total per month is R7, 251,329.23 for an average occupancy of up to 1500 inmates per month.

END

03 September 2021 - NW1917

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

Whether her department maintains a register of claims against it; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of (a) all outstanding legal claims against her department with actual and/or potential claim values greater than R100 000 and, in each case, (b) the (i) claimant, (ii) nature of claim, (iii) actual and/or potential claim amount and (iv) status of claim to date?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) maintains a register of all monetary claims made against it. Please see the register, attached hereto as Annexure A, with all information as requested.

There are currently twenty-four claims with a value greater than R100 000.00 against DFFE. One claim has recently been settled and the remainder of the claims are defended. In three of the claims, DFFE is not the competent authority, and has been misjoined as a party to the proceedings.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DATE: ..

03 September 2021 - NW1910

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(a) Which institutions of higher learning have food banks, (b) what total number of students are assisted on a monthly basis and (c) how are the institutions funded for their food bank projects?

Reply:

No.

University

a) Food Bank

b) Number of students assisted

c) Funding for the projects

1

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The university has an interim food support programme wherein students are supported with food parcels and vouchers. This is an interim measure and usually once-off depending on the student’s individual case.

To date, 226 students have been supported. The university has issued 129 food vouchers to the value of R300 per voucher and 97 food parcels to the value of R450.

 

CPUT has established a Task Team to investigate a campus-wide sustainable food support programme. 

2

University of Cape Town

UCT provides care packs with non-perishable food items and toiletries from donated goods and donated vouchers.

The university is in a process of developing additional food security measures to support students in need.

A total of 540 students are frequently assisted.

90 Students in unfunded study programmes which were previously funded by NSFAS receive vouchers fortnightly.

450 Unfunded or underfunded undergraduate and postgraduate students assisted with donated goods and vouchers on an ad-hoc basis when donated goods are available.

Funding is through more than one source and includes the university, fund-raising initiatives and partnerships with donors.

3

Central University of Technology

Thusanang project is a poverty alleviation project aimed at assisting all students who are financially challenged and academically deserving, particularly those without any form of financial support such as loans or bursaries during the period of their studies.

The programme seeks to support registered students by offering once-off assistance with food, clothes, and transport dependent on identified needs.

 

The university has provided financial support to 157 students in 2019, 86 in 2020 and 74 in 2021 to date. These are students from both campuses in Bloemfontein and Welkom.

The University has an agreement with the university cafeteria (FeedemPitseng) to supply food to students who are referred by the Student Affairs through Wellness Centre.  2 407 Vouchers were disbursed in 2019 and 316 in 2020 respectively.

Qualifying students are allocated funds into their student cards which entirely depends on the availability of funds. The amounts normally range from R1 000 to R2 000 disbursed monthly per student.

The amount available for the Poverty Alleviation Project/Thusanang is sourced mainly from income generated through the Annual CUT Golf Tournament held annually for both Bloemfontein and Welkom Campuses, and some donations from the Wellness Centre partners such as ER24 and any available volunteers.

 

 

 

 

4

Durban University of Technology

The Phakimpilo (serve life) programme commenced in 2020 during the lockdown period. The programme provided Spar vouchers to mostly postgraduate students.

The programme provided Spar vouchers to 119 students to date.

 

Contribution from Alumni office and DUT staff members.

Glenwood Spar donates non-perishable food items monthly.

5

University of Fort Hare

The university has a food programme aimed to assist students identified, assessed and approved to receive assistance.

There are about 850 students who expressed a need to receive food parcels. However, 30 students have thus far been assisted.

The project is funded by various external donors approached by the University. The SRC also donates to the project when funds allow.

6

University of the Free State.

UFS has food banks on all three campuses that provide nutritious food packages to students on a weekly basis.

The content of food parcels is meant to last a student for two weeks. During 2020, 5 567 parcels were distributed and 1 759 in 2021 to date.

UFS launched a vegetable garden initiative that provides fresh vegetables that are distributed in addition to the standard items included in the food parcels.

The No Student Hungry Programme aims to provide one nutritious meal per day to non-NSFAS funded students.

In 2020, 31 students benefitted from the programme and 60 in 2021 to date.

Food banks: Tiger brands donates food parcel items for the Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses.

Gift of the Givers donates food parcel items for the Qwaqwa campus.

Vegetable gardens: Tiger Brands provided funding for the tunnel and vegetable boxes.

Sakata Seeds and Kwaggafontein Nursery sponsor seeds and seedlings on a continuous basis.

UFS Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, the Institute for Groundwater Studies and University Estates also contributed in various ways.

The No Student Hungry Programme is funded from the interest received from an investment, annual corporate sponsorships and donations by individual donors.

7

 University of Johannesburg.

UJ has a Student Meal Assistance Programme which currently provides meal packs to qualifying students.

3 522 Students in total are assisted.

3 022 Students receive monthly meal packs funded by the university budget, and 500 students receive meal packs supplied by Tiger Brands.

The university’s annual budget and through Tiger Brands.

8

University of KwaZulu-Natal

UKZN has established a Food Security Task Team to develop a strategy and action plan that will realise the vision of ‘one meal a day for every student’ going forward.

Currently, limited food parcels/meal vouchers, are available to food-insecure students, on referral/request.

Day students with laboratory/practical requirements are invited onto campus on a needs basis and needy students are assisted.

Statistics are not available as only a certain percentage of residence-based students have returned to campus. 

 

 

 

The projects are funded through donations and sponsorships, with cash donations/sponsorship being managed via the UKZN Foundation.

 

9

University of Limpopo

The university has the following projects to assist students:

Assist and eat – students receive stipends – 15 students assisted

Hands of compassion – donations to needy students

Soup kitchen or a meal a day offered during the examination period.

Food parcels – non-funded students.

Rise Against Hunger on-campus project assist with non-perishable food items to needy students.  

127 Students assisted to date.

Student cafeterias.

Donations from university staff members, Student Representative Council and the Professionals Provident Fund.

10

Mangosuthu University of Technology

N/A

N/A

N/A

11

University of Mpumalanga

The university has been approached by a non-profit organisation, KagoYabana Foundation to provide free meals to needy students for a period of a month.

50 Students will be assisted.

N/A

12

Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University has a MOU with Tiger Brands who provide content to make up nutrition packs for indigent students. This MOU has been in place since 2003.

A food garden, sponsored by Tiger Brands was developed. In addition, an organic food garden was also developed. However, both food gardens are currently not operational because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

1100 Students are supported per month.

Ad hoc donations are received from university departments, staff members and the SRC to increase the content of the nutrition packs.

 

13

North-West University

Food hampers are provided to students

Approximately 330 students across campuses benefit from food hampers per month.

 

Since 2016, the university has been receiving donations from corporate sponsors and fund-raising campaigns hosted to solicit food donations from North-West University staff.

14

University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria Student Nutrition and Progress has been in practice since 1990. The aim of the programme is to foster higher quality education by:

a) Alleviating needy students’ short-term hunger while giving them nutrition to enhance their learning capacity to enable them to complete their studies;

b) Equip students with knowledge and skills to develop and sustain themselves; and

c) Display a high level of commitment towards the well-being of students on all levels.

250 Students are assisted through this programme monthly.

The programme is primarily funded internally through the institutional budget which is further supplemented by ad hoc donations done through fundraising and a student food drive.

15

Rhodes University

N/A

N/A

N/A

16

SefakoMakgatho University

SMU has a vibrant food security project called Hands of Compassion, established in 2016 to assist students who are not beneficiaries of any financial support.

 

To date, 354 students are enrolled in the project and each one receives a monthly food voucher of R800. However, the number of students assisted differs from month to month. Students are excluded from the project as soon they receive funding from NSFAS or any other sponsor.

The project is funded through the annual budget allocated to the Department of Student Affairs and Residences, as well as contributions from the Student Representative Council and staff members.

The university is in a process of securing additional funding for the project.

17

Sol Plaatje University

N/A

N/A

N/A

18

University of South Africa

N/A

N/A

N/A

19

Stellenbosch University

The university has a main food project called #Move4food which is focused on assisting in emergency situations and is usually a once-off financial assistance.

 

Since March 2021, students are provided with digital food vouchers that allow students to purchase food items of choice at either Shoprite, Usave or Checkers local supermarkets.

Between January 2021 to 20 August 2021, a total number of 383 students have been assisted.

The university also receives support from three different food catering companies that are situated on the Tygerberg and Stellenbosch campuses, which are sponsoring meals for students.

20

Tshwane University of Technology

TUT has the following programmes, which address the needs of needy unfunded students. 

The Food Hamper Crisis intervention programme which is an emergency relief intervention addressing the basic psychosocial need that is adversely affecting students’ physical and mental health. The programme provides immediate, short-term crisis relief when there is an imminent threat to a student’s physical health and or hygiene care by providing a portion of basic food and hygiene hamper that deserving needy students receive once a month.

 The Assist A Student programme addresses the basic needs of needy unfunded students.  After rigorous screening, the students are given a monthly meal allowance of R500 paid through Fundi card for the academic year or until they get funding from either NSFAS or any other sponsor.  The recipients of the meal allowance are assisted for one academic year only, should they still need the meal allowance in the following year they have to go through the application process.

Applications are open throughout the year. By the end of July 2021, a cumulative number of 341 students received meal allowances from the Assist A Student program.  Recipients are based across all nine campuses

The Gift of The Givers Foundation is sponsoring the TUT Food Hamper Crisis intervention program. The foundation supplies the university with 250 food hampers monthly and 250 hygiene packs which consist of personal hygiene products and household detergents on an ad-hoc basis as this depends on the availability of resources.

 The Assist A Student program was established from a ‘seed fund’ which was granted by the then University’s Executive Management Committee.  The Student Affairs Executive Committee then resolved to allocate a share to the Assist A Student programme from the Student Extracurricular levy which is mandatory for each registered student.  Currently, R17 of this levy goes toward the Assist A Student funding.

21

Vaal University of Technology

No response received

 

 

22

University of Venda

The University provides food parcels through its project Thohoyanzie. It also has a Social Responsibility Fund which is intended to assist needy students, coordinated by the Convocation and Alumni Office. Students are assisted as and when they approach the university for assistance.

During the second semester in 2020, the university received food parcels donated by the Professional Provident Society Foundation and handed them to indigent students. There was also a period when the Service Provider for the Student Bar on Campus provided free meals to a group of needy students daily.

No specific number provided.

The projects are funded through donations from companies / organisations, alumni and individuals, including UNIVEN staff and students as well as the SRC.

 

23

Walter Sisulu University

N/A

N/A

N/A

24

University of the Western Cape

UWC provides ad-hoc food support programmes for residence students, sports athletes and for emergency relief, especially during the examination period.  

To date, 1 200 students have been supported.

The main support comes from Tiger Brands.  Occasionally, Shoprite, Checkers and Pick ‘n Pay provide support to deserving students.

25

University of the Witwatersrand

The university provides monthly food packs, food gardens and a daily meal programme

+/- 2 000 Students

 

The university receives funding from corporate sponsors, although Council funds are set aside for the programme in the event of funding not being sourced.

26

University of Zululand

N/A

N/A

N/A

No.

TVET College

a) Food Bank

b) Number of students assisted

c) Funding for the projects

1

Goldfields TVET College

Yes

92 Students

Lecturer contributions.

 

2

False Bay TVET College

Yes

5 100 Students

Peninsula School Feeding Association.

3

Northlink TVET College

 

Yes

29 000 Students

Funded by the college and Peninsula Feeding Scheme

4

South Cape TVET College

Yes

334 Students

Funded by the college and donations from the municipalities in the Eden District (Southern Cape Region), and non-governmental organisations.

03 September 2021 - NW1918

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

What (a) is the total number of individual species euthanised in the 2020-21 financial year and (b) were the reasons for euthanasia in each case?

Reply:

(a)(b) Section 87A(1)(a) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA), “the Minister is the issuing authority responsible for deciding an application for a permit for the carrying of a restricted activity involving specimen of a listed threatened or protected species—(i) in a national protected area; (ii) that is a marine species; or (iii) applied for by an official, on behalf of—(aa) a provincial department or provincial organ of state responsible for the conservation of biodiversity in a province; (bb) a national protected area; (cc) the South African National Biodiversity Institute; or (dd) an organ of state in the national sphere of government".

In terms of section 87A(2) of NEMBA, the relevant MEC is the issuing authority responsible for deciding an application for any permit not listed in section 87A(1)(a) and for species not listed in terms of section 56 of NEMBA. This means that all applications from private individuals are lodged with the provincial conservation authorities, except as indicated in section 87A(1).

In accordance with the above provisions and application of the above legislation, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has neither issued any permits, nor has the DFFE received any permit applications in terms of section 87A(1) of NEMBA relating to the euthanasia of species listed in terms of secfio0 56 of NEMBA in the 2020/202a financial year. This function falls within the purview of the provincial issuing authorities.

Regards

MS B D CREECY, MP

MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DATE:

03 September 2021 - NW1953

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(a) What has he found to be the reason behind the delays in issuing laptops to all National Student Financial Aid Scheme students and (b) how are such students without laptops expected to further their studies with the commencement of online learning?

Reply:

NSFAS reported that the entity had pre-ordered the first batch of 170 000 laptops for NSFAS funded university and TVET college students in February and March 2021. The timeline for deliverywasdelayedbyaworldwideshortageofcomponentstobuildlaptops. Itisprojected that approximately 160 000 of these devices will be for TVET colleges, whereas the balance is earmarkedfor universities.NSFAS hasprovidedan allocationlistof 61808studentsto the serviceprovider,i.e. 59962TVETcollegestudentsand1846universitystudents.Todate

49 100laptopshavebeendeliveredand theremainderwillbedeliveredbythe endofAugust2021.

It should be noted that although the numbers of university students appear low, there are differentschemes in place across theuniversity system tosupport students, and particularly NSFAS students to obtain devices to support learning. Where universities do not have schemes in place, NSFAS qualifying students receive an annual learning material allowance directly, which they are able to utilise to purchase a device.