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05 December 2016 - NW2427

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of grants that were paid out by the Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) which institution was each grant awarded to, (c) how many students completed the training courses offered and (d) what qualification did each of the specified students receive?

Reply:

(a) 210 Grants were awarded.

(b) The following institutions received awards:

  • Koelenhof Wynkelder Eiendoms Beperk
  • Afrifresh Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Agri Mega t/a Agri Promo
  • Bertie van Zyl EDMS BPK
  • Bufland Boedery
  • Chalmar Beef
  • Citrus Academy
  • Du Roi Agritech t/a Du Roi Nursery
  • Grain South Africa
  • Kouebokkeveld BK
  • GWK Peperk limited
  • Haygrove Heaven (Pty) Ltd
  • Int Meat Quality Assurance
  • Sansor
  • Starke Ayres Seed (Pty) Ltd
  • New Plant Nursery
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Oos Vrystaat Kaap Operations
  • The Umhlatuzi Valley Sugar
  • Mouton Citrus (Pty) Ltd
  • Russellstone Agri Contracting (Pty) Ltd
  • Astral Operations Ltd
  • Elgin fruit juices (Pty) Ltd
  • Green Africa Foundation
  • Hortgro Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Oshry Farms (Anthony John)
  • Dutoit Agri (Pty) Ltd
  • KZN Agricultural Owen Sithole College
  • Paradigm Garden Concepts (Pty) Ltd
  • Plant Health Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Potgieter Boerdery Trust
  • Rainbow Farms
  • SENWES
  • TPLR & Training Services TPL001
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Wida Wine Industry Development Association
  • Womiwu Rural Development
  • Garden World
  • North-West University
  • Oast Farm Pty Ltd
  • Batho Pele Community Development Trust
  • Franschhoek Fruit Packers Limited
  • ARC.LNR
  • National Agricultural Marketing Council
  • Aartappels SA Art.21
  • South African Sugar Association
  • SA-Uniglobe Agricultural Skills Dynamic
  • Colourful Group Projects cc
  • Matiti Training and Projects
  • Esperance farming trust
  • Mahela Boerdery (EDMS) BPK
  • UCL Company Limited
  • Abagold Ltd
  • GHB Farms (Pty) Ltd
  • Jalynca Tegniese Dienste
  • HIK Abalone Farm
  • Mposa
  • Sundwane-Xobo Agricultural
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • RZT Zelpy 4670 (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Hymike Trading Enterprise cc
  • Skills for Africa
  • Meadow Feeds Mills Cape
  • University of Venda
  • Montagu Wine & Spirits Company Ltd
  • Green Africa Foundation
  • Mhlontlo Local Municipality
  • Mthashana TVET College
  • Peninsula Landscaping
  • Pro-Plum Orchards (Pty) Ltd
  • Potchefstroom College of Agriculture
  • Transfarms / Transformation farming Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Swart Familie Trust
  • Tongaat Hulett Sugar
  • Illovo Sugar
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • J De W Conradie
  • Suidwes Beleggings
  • Koue Bokkeveld Opleidingsentrum
  • TVL Landbou Unie
  • Crookes Brothers Limited
  • Hortgro Services (Pty) Ltd

(c) 232 Unemployed students have been supported through bursaries and 17 have completed their qualifications.

      97 Worker students have been supported through bursaries and 11 completed their qualifications.

(d) The following qualifications were received:

  • BTech in Agriculture
  • Management Advancement Development Programme
  • BTech Agricultural Management
  • BTech
  • BSC Honours in Botany
  • BSC Pathology and Entomology
  • Project Management
  • BTech CMA
  • Diploma in Crop Science
  • Diploma in Animal Science
  • BSC Animal Health
  • Animal Science
  • Certificate Operations Management
  • BSC (Hons) Genetics
  • Certificate in Jnr Bookkeeping
  • BSC (Hons) Genetics
  • BCom (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BTech Biotechnology
  • BA (Hons)
  • Office Administration NQF level 5

 

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05 December 2016 - NW2476

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FPM-SETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr D Bergman; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the FPM-SETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1.During the 2015 calendar year:

   ​(a) Yes

   (b) Yes

   (c) Yes

Since January 2016 and to date:

   (a) Not applicable.

    (b) Not applicable.

    (c) Yes

2. The reports are available on request.

3. S Burger was appointed as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the absence of the CEO.

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05 December 2016 - NW2467

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a) (i) The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) did not travel internationally during the period in question.

(ii) Mr A Sipengane attended the World Association for Cooperative Education Conference in Japan.

  1. The following Board Members each undertook an international trip as part of the International Leadership Development Programme:
  • Mr N Ketlele (China)
  • Ms X Titus (Ghana)
  • Ms M Bango (India)
  • Mr S Busane (USA)
  • Mr P Sito (Japan)

(b) (i) - (ii) The cost for the International Leadership Development Programme was R405 682.91 and the World Association for Cooperative Education Conference was approximately R428 400.

(iii) The detailed itineraries are attached as an annexure.

 

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05 December 2016 - NW2456

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

2015:

(a) Position

Name

Destination

(b) (i) Cost

(b) (ii) Purpose

Chief Executive Officer

F Yende

Brazil

R93 550.86

World Skills Conference

   

USA

R58 653.30

International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP)

   

France

R125 968.59

Women’s Forum Global Meeting

Executives

W Ntsoane

Brazil

R85 496.86

World Skills Summit

Board Members

M Odayan

Brazil

R93 550.86

World Skills Summit

   

USA

R58 653.30

ILDP

   

France

R87 637.92

Women’s Forum Global Meeting

 

S Ngidi

USA

R58 653.30

ILDP

 

F Barnard

USA

R58 653.30

ILDP

2016:

(a) Position

Name

Destination

(b) (i) Cost

(b) (ii) Purpose

Chief Executive Officer

 

Not applicable

   

Executives

 

Not applicable

   

Board Members

M Odayan

UK

R84 743.66

Technical, Training and Employability Skills Event –Belfast

(b) (iii) Detailed itineraries are attached separately as Annexures A1 and A2.

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05 December 2016 - NW2454

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Education Training and Development Practices Sect5or Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a) (aa) Trips undertaken in the 2015 calendar year:

     (i) Chief Executive Officer: 1

     (ii) None.

      (iii) Five Board members: 1

(bb) No trips were undertaken since 1 January 2016.

   (b) (i) Cost are detailed in the table below.

Names of Delegates

Position

Total Costs (R)

Ms N Nxesi

CEO

100 536.36

Ms S Mabusela

Chairperson

100 536.36

Ms S Geyer

Board member

100 536.36

Mr Z Saphetha

Board member

100 536.36

Ms V Hofmeester

Board member

100 536.36

Ms A Wallace

Board member

87 605.16

TOTAL

590 286.96

 (ii) Attending the World Skills Conference and competition.

 (iii) The detailed itinerary is attached as an annexure.

 

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05 December 2016 - NW2452

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a) Two trips in 2015

(a)(i) No Chief Executive Officer at the CATHSSETA

(a) (ii) No Executive travelled however a Project Co-ordinator undertook 1 trip in 2015 to Austria.

(a) (iii) The Board is dissolved and SETA is under Administration. The Administrator undertook 1 trip in 2015 to Australia

(b) (i) Administrator trip –R199 062, 15 and Project co-ordinator –R34 597,72

(b) (ii) The Administrator purpose- A study tour of countries that use demand –side information for skills planning purposes which is one component of the EU-RSA Dialogue on skills planning.

(b) (ii) Project-co-ordinator purpose- A study tour to understand how Technical and Vocational Education and Training is undertaken in Austria and to determine whether their system can be an intermediate option/model for DHET to consider.

(b) (iii) See attached itinerary

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05 December 2016 - NW2433

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of grants that were paid out by the Education Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) which institution was each grant awarded to, (c) how many students completed the training courses offered and (d) what qualification did each of the specified students receive?

Reply:

(a) 341 Grants were awarded.

(b) The following institutions were awarded grants:

  • National Education Collaboration Trust
  • Xtensive Academy
  • Tembe Service Provider
  • Africa Learn
  • PC Training & Business College
  • Northern Cape Rural TVET College
  • Eastern Cape Province
  • KwaZulu-Natal Province
  • Limpopo Province
  • Operations
  • South African Fashion Designers Agency
  • Central University of Technology
  • University of Free State
  • Vuselela TVET College
  • Eastcape Midlands TVET College
  • TVET College of Cape Town
  • Boland TVET College
  • Northlink TVET College
  • Gauteng Provincial Office
  • North West Province
  • Northern Cape Province
  • Western Cape Province
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • SAGDA
  • Mpumalanga Province
  • Free State Province
  • The Davinci Institute for Technology
  • Constituency Support
  • National Tertiary Education Union
  • Constituency Support
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • B. T Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Matiisetse Training
  • Gotsec Skills Training
  • Retshetse Training Project
  • Edutel Skills Development
  • BEPE Development
  • Khosithi Training Institute
  • University of Venda
  • Flavious Mareka TVET College
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Cape Town
  • Various Tertiary Institutions
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • The Business Zone
  • UNISA
  • JENN Training and Consultancy
  • Regent Business School
  • University of Pretoria
  • Goldfields TVET College
  • HCR Development cc
  • Gert Sibande TVET College
  • Maluti TVET College
  • University of North West
  • Sustainability Institute
  • Class Consulting
  • Enterprises at University of Pretoria
  • Waterberg TVET College
  • Lebone Educare Centre
  • Mnambithi TVET College
  • Lovedale TVET College
  • Fort Hare University
  • Crous Knowledge Resources (Pty) Ltd
  • Profound Intelligence Management Services cc
  • Africa Competency Development
  • South African Council for Graduate Co-operatives
  • Rhodes University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Extended Learning UKZN
  • Taletso TVET College
  • Wits Business School
  • AfroXpert Performance Development
  • Funzani Education and Training
  • Jasintha (Pty) Ltd
  • Star Schools
  • Rampadise Education Training and Development Centre
  • Realeboga-Bakubung Training and Development Agency
  • Rosy's Training and Development
  • Tshehang Development and Training
  • Tshepang Educare Trust
  • Central University of Technology
  • Ntataise Trust
  • Ntsoanatsatsi Educare
  • University of Zululand
  • Shaping the Learner
  • Autism South Africa
  • Children Disability Centre
  • SCI-BONO Discovery Centre
  • Mpumalanga Provincial Office
  • Lesedi Educare Association
  • South African College Principals Organisation

(c) 1 084 Unemployed and1 398 employed learners completed various skills development programmes.

(d) Qualifications received by unemployed learners who completed the ETDP SETA funded skills development programmes in 2015-16:

  • Learnerships: Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner, Youth Development Practice, Environmental Practice and Youth Development Learnerships.
  • Full Qualifications: Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and B-ED Foundation Phase.
  • Matric Second Chance Project: National Senior Certificate (Grade 12 Certificate).
  • Workplace Experience for TVET College Students: Office Administration, Business Administration, HR Management, Travel and Tourism, and Marketing Management.
  • Workplace Experience for UOT Students: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, National Diploma in Operations Management, National Diploma in Human Resources Management, National Diploma in Public Management, National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, National Diploma in Public Management and National Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Qualifications received by employed learners who completed the ETDP SETA funded skills development programmes in 2015-16:

  • Learnerships: End - User Computing Learnership.
  • Full Qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Vocational Education, Advanced Programme in Leadership and Management, Leadership and Management Programme.
  • Skills Programmes: Emerging Managers Programme, Programme on Planning, Organising, Directing, Controlling and Coordinating the Educational and Administrative aspects of Primary and Secondary Schools; Braille and Sign Language; special programme for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) teachers; Programme in Information Technology; Programme in Negotiation Skills; and Programme on Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment; Programme on Planning and Development Management.
  • Subject Content and Methodology for Teachers: Special Programme for Grade 10 -12 teachers: (Mathematics, Special Programme for Grade 10 -12 teacher Natural Sciences).

 

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QUESTION 2433 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

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05 December 2016 - NW2430

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of grants that were paid out by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) which institution was each grant awarded to, (c) how many students completed the training courses offered and (d) what qualification did each of the specified students receive?

Reply:

(a) The breakdown of the total number of grants that were paid during the 2015-16 financial year are as follows:

  • Discretionary grants - number of contracts 2 591 (includes contracts that were open from previous grant cycles)
  • Number of contracts 82 (includes contracts that were open from previous grant cycles)

(b) - (d) Refer to the table below.

(b) Institutions

(c) Learners completed training

(d) Qualification received by each learner

Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Mining

Britec Laboratories

NCS Resins

Sika SA (Pty) Ltd

Qualichem Coast (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Group Services (Pty) Ltd

AECI Ltd

Sasol Oil (Pty) Limited

Organic Chemical Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Farm-ag International (Pty) Ltd

GoPlastics cc

A-Gas (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

False Bay College

Hitech Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Engen Petroleum Ltd

Diversey SA (Pty) Ltd

Prime Cleaning Suppliers cc

Sun Chemical South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Amka Products Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd

Chemtoll

Atlas Organic Fertilisers (Pty) Ltd

Fuchs Lubricants (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Royale Energy Ltd

Geochem (Pty) Ltd

Boehringer Ingelheim (Pty) Ltd

Evonik Peroxide Africa (Pty) Ltd

Scientec (Pty) Ltd

Technical Finishes (Pty) Ltd

Vitafoam SA a division of KAP Raw Materials (Pty) Ltd

Syngenta South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Biocorp Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

Chevron South Africa (Pty) (Ltd)

First National Battery - A Division of Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd

Blendcor (Pty) Ltd

Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd

Themzak Cleaning Chemicals

Afriplex (Pty) Ltd

Fine Chemicals Corporation (Pty) Ltd

J Strickland Africa

International Flavors & Fragrances (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Terason (Pty) Ltd

Colortrade Paints cc

Winthrop Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd

Set Point Laboratories

Sasol Shared Services

KZN Resins (Pty) Ltd

Northlink College

Matwetwe Engineering and Construction

Chemetall (Pty) Ltd

SAFIC (Pty) Ltd

Eli Lilly SA (Pty) Ltd

Nalithuba Educational Development

Eveready (Pty) Ltd

Foskor (Pty) Ltd

AEL Mining Services Ltd

Actor Pharma (Pty) Ltd

Kansai Plascon (Pty) Ltd

Department of Energy

Acoustex (Pty) Ltd

General Energy Systems

Vopak Terminal Durban (Pty) Ltd

Gauteng City Region Academy

Hosaf a Division of Kap Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

Arysta Lifescience SA (Pty) Ltd

Abbvie (Pty) Ltd

Servier Laboratories (Pty) Ltd

Evonik Degussa Africa

Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Ltd t/a Cipla Medpro Manufacturing

SA Calcium Carbide (Pty) Ltd

Lubechem Products

Karbochem (Pty) Ltd

Sandoz South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Varicor Nineteen  BP Atlantic

Comed Health (Pty) Ltd

Indigo Brands  (Pty) Ltd

Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd

Liquid Colours (Pty) Ltd

BAB Developers (Pty) Ltd

Engen Petroleum Limited

Rheochem (Pty) Ltd

Quality Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd

BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Blendrite Chemicals

Alcon Laboratories (SA)(Pty)Ltd

Melokuhle Multipuporse Primary Co-operative Limited

Starchem Trading (Pty) Ltd

Quality Products (Pty) Ltd

Becton Dickinson

Loreal Manufacturing Midrand

Reba Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Busisizwe Communications

AGB Mathe Business Services

SC Johnson & Son

Glass South Africa

Coastal KZN TVET College

Sasol Limited

Hi Tech Inks Africa (Pty) Ltd

Permoseal (Pty) Ltd

Prodec Paints cc

Zeta Laboratories cc

Givaudan

Platchem (Pty) Ltd

MSD (Pty) Ltd

Livinamix Investments (Pty) Ltd

Johnson & Johnson Medical (Pty) Ltd

Sealed Air Africa (Pty) Ltd

Intertek Testing Services (Pty) Ltd

Bergrivier Municipality

Nkunzi Pharmaceuticals

ABE Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Labchem (Pty) Ltd

Grove 253 (Pty) Limited t/a Chespak (Pty) Limited

Tshwane North TVET College

BASF Construction Chemicals SA (Pty) Ltd

City of Cape Town

Hosaf a division of PG Bison (Pty) Ltd

Amandla Offshore Oil and Gas

Grinding Techniques (Pty) Ltd

Paintco (Pty) Ltd

BAB Developers (Pty) Ltd

Specpharm Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Nestdiv Trading cc

Merck (Pty) Ltd

Fromm Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd

Flint Group (Pty) Ltd

NCP Alcohols (Pty) Ltd

Total SA (Pty) Ltd

Phakamani Technology College

Sanaco

The Sisonke Partnership

Pfizer Laboratories (Pty) Ltd.

Pure Vmaks  (Pty) Ltd

BF Quality Solutions (Pty) Ltd

BASF Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Pharma Natura (Pty) Ltd

1 961

Learnerships:

NC Chemical Operations

NC - Electrician Level

NC - Fitting Level

NC - Chemical Manufacturing

NC - Pharmaceuticals Sales Rep

NC - Welding

NC - Automated Packaging

NC - Boilermaking

NC - Fitting

NC - Instrument Mechanician Level

NC - Electrican

NC - Rigger

NC - Gas Installation

Atholl Munday Training Centre (Pty) Ltd

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd

Further Education Trade Training

Saint-Gobain Construction Products SA (Pty) Ltd

TVET College of Cape Town

TEKmation (Pty) Ltd

Nampak Glass

Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd PetroSA

West Coast Further Education and Training (TVET) College

Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Quality Products (Pty) Ltd

NCP Chlorchem (Pty) Ltd

Africa Skills Village (Training and Management Services) (Pty) Ltd

Umfolozi TVET College

TEKmation Training

Vuselela TVET College

Givaudan SA (Pty) Ltd

Clariant Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Richards Bay

SRF Flexipak SA (Pty) Ltd

Nkungumathe Youth Development Forum

Elinem Construction cc

National BioProducts Institute

Trainrite (Pty) Ltd

Goldfields TVET College

World Focus 382 cc

Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd

Willard Batteries

Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing SA

Orion Engineered Carbons (Pty) Ltd

Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Artisan Development Academy

G & W Base & Industrial Minerals (Pty) Ltd

UGIS (Pty) Ltd

Hydra- Arc (Pty) Ltd

Drakenstein Local Municipality

Mijona International Co. (Pty) Ltd

Umfolozi TVET College

Vitafoam SA a division of KAP Homeware (Pty) Ltd

Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing SOC

Beige Holdings (Pty) Ltd

943

Artisans:

Welder

TVETC Chemical Operations

Fitter and Turner

Electrician

NC Pharmaceuticals Sales Rep

Boiler Maker

Instrument Mechanician

Dekro Paints (Pty) Ltd

Laser Chemicals

Blastrite (Pty) Ltd

Seal Chemistry (Pty) Ltd

Sparkle Products cc

Medpro Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd

Elegant Line Chemicals

Multisol South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Jotun Paints South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sa Paint Industry Training Institute

Melton Adhesives

Kelp Products (Pty) Ltd

Herbal Homeopathic (Pty) Ltd

Hersol Manufacturing Laboratories (Pty) Ltd

KZN Oils (Pty) Ltd

Giving Health (Pty) Ltd

Sikunika Impilo (Pty) Ltd

Farmprops 141 (Pty) Ltd

KwaZulu-Natal Development Foundation

Denso SA (Pty) Ltd

Chemical Specialities

Advanced Armour Glass

Rohm and Haas South Africa (Pty) Ltd

ABE Construction Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Creighton Products (Pty) Ltd

Nutec Digital Ink

City of Umhlathuze

Future Paints

Spill Tech cc

Quorus Biotech (Pty) Ltd

Regal Products cc

Sastel Packaging cc

Sastel Pharmaceuticals cc

Spill Tech Gauteng (Pty) Ltd

Prominent Paints

Tiyani SHEQ

Shu Powders Africa (Pty) Ltd

Chemay (Pty) Ltd

Glamosa Glass (Pty) Ltd

Servochem (Pty) Ltd

Induradec Coating SA (Pty) Ltd

Thebe Unico (Pty) Ltd

Ferro Coating Resins

Kombat (Pty) Ltd

JOCOD

Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Bloemfontein Spill Response (Pty) Ltd

Royal Adhesive Industries cc

Eastcape Midlands College Business Unit

Battech (Pty) Ltd

Botash Sa (Pty) Ltd

National Screen and Digital Supplies (Cape) (Pty) Ltd

Oudtshoorn Municipality

Newcastle Co-Generation (Pty) Ltd

M.C.F.I International

South African Industry Training Institute

Vpk Business Venture

Ritz Pumps SA (Pty) Ltd

Mpumamanzi Group

Metallica Chemicals

Curechem South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Elegant Line Trading 237 cc

Bioforce SA (Pty) Ltd

Envirosan (Pty) Ltd

Spill Tech (Cape) (Pty) Ltd

Spill Tech Group Services cc

makgoesha electrical services (Pty) Ltd

Dura Paints

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd

Redpeg (Pty) Ltd

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Skills Programmes: Programmes based on Unit Standards

Pharma Dynamics

Tioxide Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Aspen Pharmacare

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Buckman Laboratories (Pty) Ltd

Durban University of Technology

Shu Powders Africa (Pty) Ltd

South African Nuclear Corporation SOC

Intertek Testing Services SA (Pty) Ltd

Maluti TVET College

PFG Building Glass a division of PG Group (Pty) Ltd

BBI Enzymes SA (Pty) Ltd

ICI Dulux (Pty)Ltd

Protea Chemicals a division of Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd

Shatterprufe

Umfolozi TVET College

Western TVET College

Permoseal (Pty) Ltd

Ecolab (Pty) Ltd

Lanxess CISA

Coastal TVET College

Du Pont Freeworld (Pty) Ltd

Tshwane University of Technology

Adcock Ingram Health Care (Pty) Ltd

Nalco Africa (Pty) Ltd

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

Central University of Technology

Free State Provincial Government

Boland College

Axalta Plascon (Pty) Ltd

Dolphin Bay Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Synexa Life Sciences (Pty) Ltd

Environ Skin Care (Pty) Ltd

Dow AgroSciences Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Johnson & Johnson (Pty) Ltd

Mawasha Chemicals cc

PG Glass a division of PG Group (Pty) Ltd

Oryx Oil South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sasol Synfuels (Pty) Ltd

Acti-Chem SA (Pty) Ltd

Vaal University of Technology

The Biovac Institute

Gold Reef Specialty Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Akzonobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd

African Amines (Pty) Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline

H&R South Africa Sales (Pty) Ltd

H&R South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Capricorn TVET College

Scott Bader (Pty) Ltd

Motheo TVET College

The Valspar (South Africa) Corporation (Pty) Ltd

Isegen South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Mnambithi TVET College

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Symrise (Pty) Ltd

Revlon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Associated Additives a Division of ZIMCO Group (Pty) Ltd

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Maluti TVET College

PQ Silicas South Africa (Pty) Ltd

DuPont de Nemours SA (Pty) Ltd

SI Group South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Arkema Resins

Amka Product (Pty) Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Trilab Support

Synthomer (Pty) Ltd

Sun Ace SA (Pty) Ltd

Ekurhuleni East TVET College

Majuba TVET College

NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd

Fine Chemical Corporation

Base Chemicals

Hydra- Arc (Pty ) Ltd

rolfes PWM (Pty) Ltd

Blendtech

Malotane Laboratories

Tiyani SHEQ Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Esayidi TVET College

Nalco Africa

South African Graduates Development Association (SAGDA)

Gilbarco AFS (Pty) Ltd

Evonik Africa

Purechem (Pty) Ltd

Central Johannesburg TVET College

SI Group South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Environ Skin Care (Pty) Ltd

Permoseal (Pty) Ltd - L770737205

South West Gauteng TVET College

Roche Products Pty (Ltd)

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Internship:

Biochemistry

Chemical Engineering

Other

Electrical Engineering

Analytical Chemistry

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Technology

Civil Engineering

Environmental Science

Operations Management

Polymer Technology

KK Animal Nutrition (Pty) Ltd

Gold Reef Speciality Chemical (Pty) Ltd

Elizabeth Arden SA (Pty) Ltd

Onderstepoort Biological Products

CV Chabane & Associates (Pty) Ltd

The University of the Witwatersrand

Wasteman Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Island View Storage Ltd

University of South Africa

Free State Education Trust

Totalgaz Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Witon Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Flavius Mareka TVET College

Gert Sibande TVET College

Udec Trading (Pty) Ltd

South African Petroleum Industry Association

Unilever SA

Clariant Southern Africa

Port Elizabeth College

University of the Western Cape

DSM Nutritional Products

Rheinmetall Denel Mu

Heraeus South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Avery Dennison (Pty) Ltd)

Sasol Synfuels Operations

Chemistry Incubator

Regal Products

Sigma-Aldrich (Pty) Ltd

Scott Bader (Pty) Ltd

Connectco Fastener (Pty) Ltd

Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals (Pty) Ltd

Hammertone Fuels

Rohm and Haas South Africa (Pty) Ltd

University of Johannesburg

Afriplex (Pty) Ltd

Camel Fuels (Pty) Ltd

Sol Plaatje University

University of the Witwatersrand 

Gert Sibande TVET College

Gauteng Office of the Premier

Fine Chemicals Corporation

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Group Technology

Holland and Hausberger (Pty) Ltd

Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd

UNISA

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Bursaries:

Biochemistry

Chemical Engineering

Other

Electrical Engineering

Analytical Chemistry

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Technology

Civil Engineering

Environmental Science

Operations Management

Polymer Technology

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2430 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

05 December 2016 - NW2429

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What is the total number of grants that were paid out by the Construction Education and Training Authority in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) which institution was each grant awarded to, (c) how many students completed the training courses offered and (d) what qualification did each of the specified students receive?

Reply:

(a) There were no allocations made during the 2015-16 financial year.

(b) – (d) Not applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2429 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

02 December 2016 - NW2296

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) his department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to him were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

  1. / (ii)

Department/Entity

(a)

Internal Forensic Report

(b)

External

Forensic Report

(aa)

Name

(bb)

Subject

(cc)

Date of Completion

The Department of Higher Education and Training (established on 1 April 2010, hence, no prior reports)

2

 
  1. Corruption at trade testing unit: Institute for the National Development of Learnerships, Employment Skills and Labour Assessments (INDLELA)

An investigation instituted by the Director-General on a dossier of allegations of corruption levelled against the management staff of INDLELA, the trade-testing unit of the Department.

8 February 2011

     
  1. Irregular payments to a service provider

An investigation instituted by the Director-General on irregular payments made to a service provider that has provided and installed security equipment at the Department.

7 August 2013

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

17

 
  1. Skills programme review

Processes followed regarding the approval of and payments to a service provider.

May 2009

     
  1. Accuracy of cost of overseas trip

Verification of the accuracy of all costs incurred on the Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) overseas trip on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

February 2014

     
  1. Validity of payments

Review of the validity of payments – Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) grants.

March 2014

     
  1. Recruitment of Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Manager

Detailed report on allegations relating to the recruitment of a manager.

August 2011

     
  1. Payments made to Kediematse HR Solutions cc

Investigation into payments made to a service provider for AgriSETA funded learnership programmes.

June 2012

     
  1. Numeracy Academy linked ABET grants

Investigation into the Numeracy Academy linked ABET grants.

February 2013

     
  1. Unethical behaviour

Investigation into allegations of unethical behaviour of a supplier and a manager within the SETA.

November 2013

     
  1. Conflict of interest

Investigation into possible conflict of interest.

January 2014

     
  1. Bursary payments

Bursary payments to the Project Manager Finance and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

October 2016

     
  1. Recruitment of two Senior Managers and one Project Manager

Recruitment of Senior Manager: Human Resource and Payroll, Senior Manager: Skills Planning and Reporting, Project Manager Finance and SCM.

October 2016

     
  1. The approved fee structure

Review of the approved fee structure for the 2014/ 2015 financial year.

May 2016

     
  1. Payments made to the Board members for meetings

Scrutiny of Board meeting attendance supporting documentation to determine whether amounts claimed are valid and accurate.

May 2016

     
  1. Fee escalations

Comparison of fees for the 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15 financial years in order to analyse fee escalations.

May 2016

     
  1. Corruption and abuse of power

Allegations of corruption and abuse of power.

February 2015

     
  1. Creditors Age Analysis

Reviewing of the Creditors Age Analysis and trends on payment of suppliers / service providers.

February 2015

     
  1. Bribes be paid

Investigate the allegation that certain individuals require bribes to be paid to them to perform their duties.

February 2015

     
  1. Failure of AgriSETA’s management to act on reported irregularities

Failure of AgriSETA’s management to act on reported irregularities.

February 2015

Construction Sector Education and Training Authority

1

 

Funded Discretionary Grant Forensic Investigation

Funded Discretionary Grant.

31 January 2014

Council on Higher Education

2

 
  1. Purchase and maintenance of the CHE Building

Purchase and maintenance of the CHE Building.

19 September 2011

     
  1. Source of a leak to the media

Source of a leak to the media

June 2010

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

1

 

Misconduct by the former CEO

Signing of a bank guarantee by the former CEO to secure an operating lease agreement without following due process.

February 2011

Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority

1

 

Awarding of the Bridging Programme tender

Awarding of the Bridging Programme tender.

December 2015 and follow-up investigation in progress

Food and Beverages Sector Education and Training Authority

2

 
  1. Transgression of supply chain processes

Transgression of supply chain processes

January 2013

     
  1. Investigation on Executives/Managers/ Staff

Investigation on Executives/Managers/Staff

January 2013

Fibre, Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority

1

 

Fraud and corruption within the SETA

Fraud and corruption within the SETA.

13 May 2014

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

1

 

The procurement and use of services

The procurement and use of services.

7 February 2013

Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority

1

 

Corruption between ex-employee and Training Provider

Corruption between ex-employee and Training Provider.

30 January 2015

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Sector Education and Training Authority

2

 
  1. Embezzlement of Grant Funds and Monies

Embezzlement of Grant Funds and Monies.

February and July 2011

     
  1. Leaking of the entity’s confidential documents

Leaking of the company's confidential documents.

April 2011 and February 2014

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

2

 
  1. Irregular payments from the PSETA Discretionary Grants account and the National Skills Fund account

Irregular payments from the PSETA Discretionary Grants account and the National Skills Fund account.

1 July 2010

     
  1. Irregular payments made from the PSETA National Skills Fund account

Irregular payments made from the PSETA National Skills Fund account.

1 July 2010

Transport Education and Training Authority

2

1

  1. The SCM process

SCM process that was investigated by a private consulting firm

OMA Chartered Accountants report submitted directly to Board during 2011/12 financial year

     
  1. The SCM process

An investigation undertaken by the public protector into the SCM process that was investigated by a private consulting firm.

The completion date on the Public Protector report cannot be confirmed as the report was provided to TETA on the matter.

     
  1. Bribe from stakeholder

Bribe from stakeholder.

28 February 2014

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

4

 
  1. Irregularities involving a Project Specialist

Irregularities involving a Project Specialist.

April 2015

     
  1. Procurement processes

Procurement processes.

The investigation is still in process.

     
  1. Selection process and contracting of bursaries

Selection process and contracting of bursaries.

The investigation is still in process.

     
  1. Determine progress on projects

Determine progress on projects.

The investigation is still in process.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2296 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

02 December 2016 - NW2509

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) How many training centres in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality applied for accreditation to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) for the (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16 financial years, (b) what are the names of each of the specified centres, (c)(i) how many of the centres obtained accreditation and (ii) for which courses specifically, (d) what were the reasons for some of the centres not obtaining accreditation and (e) what plans are in place to assist the centres to obtain accreditation; (2) what (a) qualifications do the assessors who visited the specified centres have and (b) training material is made available by the CETA for training centres to use?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) No training centres within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality region applied for accreditation during the 2014-15 financial year.

(b) - (e) Not applicable.

(ii) 2015-16 financial year

(a) Applications for accreditation

(b) Names of each specified centre

(c) (i)

How many centres obtained accreditation?

(c) (ii) Courses accredited

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  • Skills Matrix
  • Adan’s General Standards
  • B&W Instruments & Electrical
  • Dr Fire Hazman Training
  • Siyafunda Training & Safety
  • Primeserv HR Solutions
  • Transvaal Training
  • Waco
  • Data Matrix
  • Agisanang
  • Licence Wise
  • Aveng Grinaker LTA
  • Mpofu Engineering Projects
  • Bagvin College
  • PJ Nel & Sons
  • Barloworld Equipment
  • Lifting Operator Training Centre
  • Nirvana Business Solutions
  • Apex Safety Solutions
  • CPME
  • Saisc School of Draughting
  • Tlaletso Consultants
  • Italite Ceramic Limited
  • Rock of Spring
  • Isihawu Esisha Property Services
  • Libra Training Services & Consultant
  • Izwe Training
  • Frazer
  • Alexadra
  • ECA
  • Sisephe Construction for Skills
  • Sharp Edge Consulting & Training CC
  • Nationwide Empowerment
  • Powerpro
  • PJ Nel & Sons Training
  • Bagvin college
  • Profix Robor Scaffolding
  • Africa Academy
  • Therascene CC
  • Lotantsi Fire Consultants
  • MCS Training Solutions
  • Blacken College of Artisan Skills Training
  • CBM Training
  • Global Learning Services
  • Training and Education on Call
  • St Anthony's Education Centre

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  • Plant operations
  • Scaffolding
  • Community house building
  • Building and Civil Construction
  • National Certificate in Construction
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Contracting
  • Steelwork
  • Construction Roadwork
  • Plumbing
 
  • The previous accreditation issued to training providers came to an end on 31 March 2016.
  • Applications for re-accreditation were received by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in 2015.
  • Due to the extension of the National Skills Development Strategy III, accreditation for all applicants were extended to 30 June 2016.

(d) Reasons for not receiving accreditation

(e) What plans are in place to assist centres to obtain accreditation?

Each training provider that is not compliant received an evaluation or compliance report from CETA with specified findings with remedial actions. The report is signed off by both the CETA Compliance Officer and the provider representative.

Some of the main reasons for not obtaining accreditation are:

  • Training centres are not meeting the criteria for registration of assessors, practitioners with CETA (training providers particularly for plant operations and scaffolding qualifications presented internal provider based certificates and not the recognised CETA Statement of Achievements as per CETA quality assurance policy), no learning materials supporting the unit standards or qualifications applied for.
  • Inadequate equipment or structures or no existing structures to conduct the required practical training.

Learning Materials:

  • In terms of learning materials, CETA has funded the development of standard learning materials for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering, as well as for the National Certificate in Construction Contracting. These learning materials are made available to providers.

Practitioner/Assessor Qualifications:

  • If training was conducted by an accredited CETA training provider, CETA upon request by such a provider conducts an external moderation assessment. If found competent, assessments are uploaded on the CETA Management Information System and a Statement of Results (SoR) or Achievement is issued.

One-on-one meetings, telephonic or e-mail support:

  • Training providers are provided with on-going support.

2.

(a) What are the qualifications of Assessors?

(b) Training material from CETA to training centres

CETA uses its own staff as compliance officers to conduct the site audit visits for accreditation. Standardised accreditation instruments, tools and checklists are utilised by the compliance officers. Assessors have education and training, and/or human resource development qualifications with accompanying relevant experience. Staff members with technical construction qualifications are involved in the accreditation compliance site visits.

CETA has made available standardised learning materials for the National Certificate in Electrical Construction to support small electrical contractors, as well as standardised learning materials for the National Certificate in Construction Contracting to support small and emerging construction enterprises.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2509 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2455

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2455 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2465

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2465 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr B NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2461

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Media, Advertising, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2461 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2460

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2460 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2457

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2457 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 December 2016 - NW2450

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Construction Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2450 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2582

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether, with reference to the recommendations of a report commissioned by the National Treasury on International Practices in Post-School Education and Training funding that was produced by DNA Economics and Mzabalazo Economics, any output bonuses have been paid to technical and vocational education training (TVET) colleges as part of their funding formulae; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps has his department taken in this regard; if so, what (i) amounts have been paid in bonuses to TVET colleges and (ii) were the terms of the bonuses that were awarded?

Reply:

In terms of the National Norms and Standards for Funding Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (NSF-TVET Colleges), paragraph 59 refers to the output bonus as a monetary bonus, which the college receives in recognition of efficient or outstanding service delivery. The output bonus is over and above a college allocation and is determined based on the following criteria:

  • The ratio of past successful completions to past enrolments, and previous versions of this ratio, applicable to previous years, both the absolute levels of this ratio, and improvements in this ratio overtime, should be taken into account.
  • Attainment of development targets in the strategic plan of the college, including targets relating to the representivity of students.
  • Average examination scores attained by students.

Paragraph 15 of the TVET funding norms states:

In the interests of quality TVET services in the public sector, and in order to minimise inefficient utilisation of funds, it is important that the new funding system should be sensitive to the outputs achieved by public colleges. There are two ways in which the new system deals with the matter of efficiency and outputs. Firstly, the system allows DHET to expand enrolment in colleges that prove to be efficient and to decrease enrolment in inefficient colleges. This is made possible through the joint DHET-college planning process. Secondly, the system includes an output bonus, which should be considered a performance incentive that eligible colleges can utilise to improve their facilities, conduct further research, or for some similar developmental activity. The output-related aspects of the system are obviously dependent on the credible measurement of college performance, both in terms of successful completions (or the throughput rate) and in terms of the labour market performance of graduates.

(a) The Department has not been able to implement the payment of output bonuses to TVET Colleges because the TVET system was migrated to the Department on 1 April 2015 from Provincial Departments of Education and prior to this, it was the responsibility of Provinces to determine output bonuses. Since 1 April 2015, the Department has not paid any output bonuses as the TVET funding norms in paragraph 15, quoted above, indicates that the payment of the output bonuses is dependent on the credible measurement of college performance. The Department has started developing credible measurement tools. The TVET sector remains underfunded and with the current budget constraints, it is not possible for the Department to fund any output bonuses. It must be noted that the Department is currently only able to fund TVET Colleges at 57% of the required 80% funding level due to limited budget and increased enrolments. It must also be noted that the Department has submitted bids to National Treasury since 2010 specifically indicating the funding shortfall of which no additional baseline funding was received.

(b) The Department is committed to a system of output bonuses for TVET colleges and is developing a robust, reliable and incontestable measuring tool for performance; ensuring that the TVET examinations system managed by the State Information Technology Agency is cleaned up to produce reliable data on throughput and success rates; instituting a verification process for data supplied by TVET Colleges; implementing for the first time in 2016, a unit record TVET management information system; instituting monitoring and evaluation systems as well as a DHET-college strategic and annual performance planning system, among others. Once the credibility of these measures is tested and consulted, and the Department is able to manage over-enrolment and thereby releasing funds, the system will be implemented.

(i) No amounts have been paid as output bonuses to TVET colleges.

(ii) There are no terms for the payment of bonuses, as no amounts have been paid as output bonuses to TVET colleges.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2582 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2448

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2448 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2466

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (aa) in the 2015 calendar year and (bb) since 1 January 2016 and (b) what was the (i) cost, (ii) purpose and (iii) detailed itinerary of each specified trip?

Reply:

(a)-(bb) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

(b) (i)-(iii) Not applicable

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2466 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2468

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr M Bagraim; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (3) whether any staff members of the AgriSETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of those who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position during the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2468 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2470

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr M Bagraim; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the CETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2470 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2475

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr D Bergman; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the FASSETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2475 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2477

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr T J Brauteseth; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the FoodBev SETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2477 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2480

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Ms J Edwards; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the LGSETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2480 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2481

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Media Advertising Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Ms J Edwards; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the MICT SETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2481 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

29 November 2016 - NW2485

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook (i) in the 2015 calendar year and (ii) since 1 January 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Mr S Esau; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) whether any staff members of the SASSETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of the persons who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) - (c) There were no international trips undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer, executive or board members in the 2015 calendar year and to date.

2. Not applicable.

3. Not Applicable.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2485 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

25 November 2016 - NW2398

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether any contracts have been awarded to any service provider for the (a) maintenance of and/or (b) upgrades to the (i) Mapulaneng and (ii) Matsulu Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges in the Bushbuckridge and Mbombela Local Municipalities in Mpumalanga (aa) in the (aaa) 2013-14, (bbb) 2014-15 and (ccc) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details of each contract awarded in each case?

Reply:

The Ehlanzeni Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College is responsible for the Mapulaneng Campus in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. Since late 2013, the college has not awarded contracts to any service provider as campus upgrades and maintenance are undertaken by its skilled college staff and students as part of their practical training. The college is a technical training institution, which strives to provide theoretical and practical training for students by maintaining and upgrading its facilities to save costs and maximise the use of its allocated budget.

The college took transfer of the Matsulu Technical and Vocational Education and Training Centre during 2015. On taking occupation, it was established that the drainage pipes at the Centre were blocked and a contractor was appointed, after obtaining 3 quotations, to unblock the drainage pipes. No subsequent contracts have been awarded to service providers at this centre.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2398 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

01 November 2016 - NW2118

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) How is the role of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Services different from that of the (i) Council for Higher Education, (ii) Academy of Science of South Africa, (iii) Universities South Africa, (iv) Human Sciences Research Council and (v) National Research Foundation and other institutions which advance research, teaching and learning and (b) what process was followed with regard to the allocation of funds to (i) catalytic projects, (ii) humanities hubs and (iii) BRICS collaborations?

Reply:

(a) The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Services (NIHSS) is a complementary institute to existing institutions but focuses specifically on advancing and strengthening Human and Social Science disciplines in South African universities. This includes assisting universities to realise their potential contribution to the ongoing project of post-colonial and post-apartheid nation-building, national development, the building of a democratic culture and the development of a strong tradition of progressive, empirical and theoretical research. The NIHSS seeks to build relationships with academics in South Africa, Africa and BRICS. Some of the areas of research of the NIHSS may coincide with the interests of other statutory institutions. Practically, the principle of complementarity requires ongoing sustained and regular consultation and cooperation with these institutions. Taking into consideration the mandates, roles and functions of stakeholders such as the Council on Higher Education, Academy of Science of South Africa, Universities South Africa (USAf), Human Sciences Research Council and National Research Foundation, it is the Department’s view that our higher education and research system needs diversity based on a differentiation of visions, focuses and priorities.

USAf is a body that has been established by university management representing South African Universities. Its mandate amongst others is to influence and contribute to policy positions regarding higher education. USAf itself does not conduct research but delegates this function to various stakeholders within the system.

(b) (i) For the 2015/16 financial year, the NIHSS issued a call for Catalytic Research Project proposals on 19 November 2015, with a submission deadline of 18 December 2015. The call was advertised in the Mail & Guardian and on the NIHSS website. Notification was sent to the South African Humanities Deans' Association (SAHUDA) to disseminate to participating institutions. Fifty-three research grant proposals were received from academics in South African higher education institutions. Proposals were internally screened for project and administrative compliance. Internal and external committees reviewed the research proposals against set criteria. The Academic Committee of the Board also reviewed all research proposals.

The outcomes of the review processes were as follows:

  • 8 proposals were awarded full funding under the Catalytic Research Programme;
  • 10 proposals that showed some potential for becoming catalytic were recommended for seed funding;
  • 5 of the successful proposals were considered to be Working Groups and will be funded under the Working Groups for Academic Collaboration programme;
  • 9 proposals showed some potential but required further discussions and approval; and
  • 21 proposals were not approved for funding.

(ii) Liliesleaf Farm Pilot Humanities Hub was identified in 2014, as part of the Ministerial Special Project phase of the Institute. A closed call for proposals for new Humanities Hubs will be issued in the 2016/17 financial year to heritage sites in South Africa or similar sites. All proposals will be reviewed internally and externally by independent experts in the field.

(iii) All BRICS related collaborations with member countries are discussed at the BRICS Think Tank Council meetings. Research projects funded by the NIHSS in the various BRICS countries are done through an open call and in partnership with similar organisations in the respective BRICS countries.

For the 2015/16 financial year, the NIHSS and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) issued a joint call for research proposals between South African and Indian researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities. The call for research proposals was advertised on the NIHSS website and sent to universities (Deans Association). The advertisement closed on 15 June 2015 and 16 applications were received in South Africa and 14 in India. The applications were screened for administrative, project compliance and prepared for review. The NIHSS-ICSSR Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) meeting was held on 3 November 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The NIHSS/ICSSR Joint Research Programme approved 13 projects of which 11 are fully funded projects and 2 will receive seed funding. Five ICSSR applications were approved for funding.

The NIHSS has also been working closely with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to establish the South African BRICS Think Tank.

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS: Ms P Whittle and Dr D Parker

EXT: 5248/6214

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2118 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

25 October 2016 - NW1767

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) Which training programmes were offered by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) in the (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 calendar years, (b) what was each such programme’s (i) intended and (ii) actual dates of completion and (c) what were the costs in each case; (2) whether the position of Corporate Services Manager at TETA was advertised before being filled; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the average time taken between the departure of a staff member and the appointment of a replacement staff member at TETA?

Reply:

1. The mandate of the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is to facilitate training within the transport sector through accredited training providers. A list of interventions for years 2013, 2014 and 2015 calendar years are contained in Appendix A. This also includes the planned and actual dates of completion, and the costs for each category of interventions.

2. Yes. The position of Corporate Services Manager was advertised in the Job Portal during August 2011.

3. The average time taken between the departure of a staff member and the appointment of a replacement staff member is three months.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS: Mr M Ngubane

EXT: 5896

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 1767 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

18 October 2016 - NW1763

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

How many international trips were undertaken by (i) the chief executive officer, (ii) each executive and (iii) each board member of the Transport Education and Training Authority in the (aa) 2015 and (bb) 2016 calendar years, (b) how much did each specified trip cost and (c) what was the (i) purpose and (ii) detailed itinerary in each case?

Reply:

  1. (i) Chief Executive Officer

Name and Position

(aa)

Official International Trips 2015

(bb)

Official International Trips 2016

Mrs Maphefo Anno-Frempong – Chief Executive Officer

4

4

(ii) Executives

 

Name and Position

(aa)

Official International Trips 2015

(bb)

Official International Trips 2016

Mr Khotso Ndjwili-Potele - Chief Operations Officer

1

0

Mr Simon Ndukwana - Chief Financial Officer

1

1

Mr Famanda Shirindza - Executive Corporate Services Manager

0

2

Advocate Arthur Maisela - Company Secretary

2

4

(iii) Board members

Name and Position

(aa)

Official International Trips 2015

(bb)

Official International Trips 2016

Mr Japie Kruger - Board Member

1

0

Ms Trudy Sebastian - Board Member

1

0

Mr Lionel Ritson - Board Member

1

0

Mr Macolive Oldjohn - Board Member

1

0

Ms Lorraine Wentzell - Board Member

1

0

Mr Thulani Mbatha - Board Member

1

0

Ms Veronica Mesatywa - Board Member

1

0

Mr Wyndham Evans - Board Member

1

0

Mr Ntebaleng Setlako - Board Member

2

0

Ms Maryna du Plessis - Board Member

1

0

Mr Saki Tlou - Board Member

1

1

Mr Lucky Kolobe - Board Member

1

1

 

(b) and (c)

Name and Position

Trip

  1. Cost

(c)(i)

Purpose

(c)(ii)

Itinerary

Mrs Maphefo Anno-Frempong – Chief Executive Officer

Brazil

R101 887.00

Attending World Skills Competition

Appendix A1

 

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

Sweden

R114 215.00

Attending World Maritime University (WMU) Graduation, Meeting with Lund University and meeting with SA cohorts of students

Appendix A3

 

United Kingdom (UK)

R192 899.00

Attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as part of the delegation of the Deputy Minister of Transport

Appendix A4

 

United States of America (USA)

R154 560.00

Attending TETA International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) Global Immersion

Appendix A5

 

Singapore and Netherlands

R223 949.00

Attending TETA International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) Global Immersion.

Appendix A6

 

UK and Panama

R158 205.00

Meeting with Cranfield University and Plymouth University on Sector Leadership / Executive Development Programmes

Meeting with Mossack - Fonseca Law Firm on Fidentia Matters

The Panama leg of this trip is an investigation on Fidentia matter which is a subject of litigation. This was undertaken in conjunction with PWC.

Appendix A7

 

Netherlands

R134 727.00

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) and Department of Transport to assess the Dutch Roads Safety Strategy

Appendix A10

Mr Khotso Ndjwili-Potele - Chief Operations Officer

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Simon Ndukwana - Chief Financial Officer

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

Philippines

R76 551.03

Panel of judges in Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE)

Appendix A8

Mr Famanda Shirindza - Executive Corporate Services Manager

USA

R154 360.00

International Executive Development Programme – Immersion

Appendix A5

 

Singapore and Netherlands

R76 276.00

International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) – Immersion

Appendix A6

Adv Arthur Maisela - Company Secretary

UK-Scotland

R57 475.00

Commonwealth Law Conference

Appendix A9

 

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

Mozambique - Maputo

R37 880.00

Rio Tinto Investigation – Indub Litigation

Part of PWC Forensic investigation and a subject of ongoing litigation.

 

Mozambique - Tete

R14 063. 00

Signature of Affidavit by Rio Tinto Employee in favour of TETA

Part of PWC Forensic investigation and a subject of ongoing litigation.

 

UK/Panama

R178 205.00

Meetings with Cranfield University and Plymouth Universities in UK on Sector Leadership / Executive Development Programmes

Panama: Meeting with Mossack - Fonseca Law Firm on Fidentia Matters

Appendix A7

Mr Japie Kruger - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Ms Trudy Sebastian - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Lionel Ritson - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Macolive Oldjohn - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Ms Lorraine Wentzell - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Thulani Mbatha - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Ms Veronica Mesatywa - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Wyndham Evans - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Ntebaleng Setlako - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

Sweden

R107 800.00

Graduation Ceremony of WMU Cohorts of TETA sponsored students

Appendix A3

Ms Maryna du Plessis - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

Mr Saki Tlou - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

Singapore and Netherlands

R223 949.00

International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) –Immersion

Appendix A6

Mr Lucky Kolobe - Board Member

Singapore and Malaysia

R153 765.00

WITS Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme

Appendix A2

 

United States of America

R154 360.00

International Executive Development Programme - Immersion

Appendix A5

 

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 1763 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

18 October 2016 - NW2092

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(a) Department

(i) Amount spent on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

(ii) Amount spent on advertising on the SA Broadcasting Corporation

(ii)(aa) Television channels

(ii)(bb) Radio stations

(iii) Amount spent on advertising on the national commercial radio stations

(iv) Amount spent on advertising on the community

(iv)(aa) Television

(iv)(bb) Radio Stations

(iv)(aaa) Amount spent on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year

(iv)(bbb) Amount spent on advertising since 1 April 2016

   

R 4 399 488.00

R778 597.20

   

R4 399 488.00

R5 178 085.20

R4 399 488.00

(a) Public Entity

(i) Amount spent on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

(ii) Amount spent on advertising on the SA Broadcasting Corporation

(ii)(aa) Television channels

(ii)(bb) Radio stations

(iii) Amount spent on advertising on the national commercial radio stations

(iv) Amount spent on advertising on the community

(iv)(aa) Television

(iv)(bb) Radio Stations

(iv)(aaa) Amount spent on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year

(iv)(bbb) Amount spent on advertising since 1 April 2016

  1. AGRISETA
           

R 863 000.00

R 76 143.00

2. BANKSETA

               

3.CETA

           

R950 986.70

R1 521 610.90

4. CHIETA

         

R22 498.86

R22 498.86

 

5.EWSETA

           

R777 612.26

R207 127.16

6. FP&M SETA

           

R 374 102.00

R 146 717.00

7. HWSETA

         

R90 142.89

R90 142.89

 

8. INSETA

               

9. LGSETA

               

10. MICT SETA

           

R118 548.00

R15 000.00

11. MERSETA

           

R1 900 059.00

R322 166.00

12. MQA

               

13.NSFAS

               

14.NSF

           

R150 373.98

 

15. PSETA

           

R213 236.38

R21 250.41

16. QCTO

           

R331 000.00

R22 000.00

17. SASSETA

           

R586 288

R236 630

18. SAQA

   

R915 088.80

     

R915 088.80

R307 474.75

19. SERVICESSETA

         

R 1 035

R 1 979 728.20

R 916 043

20. TETA

               

21. W&RSETA

           

R200 058.40

 

22. CHE

               

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 2092 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

18 October 2016 - NW1764

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether (a) the Chief Executive Officer, (b) each executive and (c) each board member of the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) submitted reports for each international trip they undertook in (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016 calendar years; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, on what date; (2) whether he will make the specified reports available to Prof B Bozzoli; if not, why not; if so, by when; (3) whether any staff members of the TETA were formally appointed to act in the positions of those who travelled internationally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the names of each staff member who was appointed in an acting position in the specified period and (b) further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1) (a) Yes.

(b) Yes.

(c) A single report was submitted for each trip, which covered delegations of more than one individual.

The following reports were submitted:

  • The Commonwealth Law Conference report was submitted on 20 April 2015.
  • Wits Strategic International Board Leadership Programme report was submitted on 29 October 2015.
  • World Maritime University (WMU) Graduation, TETA 2016 Cohort orientation, 2015 Cohort Farewell and Lund University discussions reports were submitted on 27 November 2015.
  • High level road safety study tour - Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) and Department of Transport delegation – the consolidated report was submitted on 19 February 2016.
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) and International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) Global Immersion reports were submitted on 5 April 2016.
  • Mozambique TETA / Indub Litigation report was submitted on 13 June 2016. This report is sub judice.
  • The International Maritime Organisation report was submitted on 26 July 2016.
  • Brazil World Skills Competition report was submitted on 25 September 2015.
  • Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) report was submitted on 24 August 2016.
  • The report on the meeting with Mossack - Fonseca Law Firm on Fidentia Matters in Panama was submitted on 25 August 2016. This report is sub judice.
  • The graduation report from the Wits Business School Strategic International Board Leadership Programme graduation report is due on 26 October 2016.
  • The report on the trip to Cranfield University and Plymouth Universities in UK on Sector Leadership / Executive Development Programmes will be presented to the Board on 27 October 2016.

2. All submitted reports will be provided, excluding those that have been indicated as sub judice.

3. (a) Acting Chief Executive Officer:

  • Khotso Ndjwili-Potele: 10 August 2015 to 17 August 2015
  • Khotso Ndjwili-Potele: 01 February 2016 to 08 February 2016
  • Khotso Ndjwili-Potele: 22 February 2016 to 07 March 2016
  • Famanda Shirindza: 15 August 2016 to 19 August 2016

Acting Chief Financial Officer:

  • Clare McGill-McGowan: 10 August to 16 August 2016

Acting Corporate Services Manager:

  • Sabelo Mbuku: 30 January 2016 to 09 February 2016
  • Sabelo Mbuku: 20 February 2016 to 04 March 2016

(b) During the Strategic International Board Leadership Programme Immersion visit from 5-11 September 2015, no member of staff was appointed to act in the absence an executive, as they were able to fulfil their responsibilities remotely.

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11 October 2016 - NW2120

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to the provision of WiFi in technical vocational education and training colleges (TVET) that is lagging behind, leaving most of the specified campuses without access to WiFi, what are his department's plans to scale up the provision of WiFi to campuses?

Reply:

The Department has had a technical discussion with the Meraka Institute’s team, which is driving the national rollout of the South African National Research Education Network (SANReN) network. The main purpose of SANReN is to connect all research and higher education institutions to the internet through an ultra-high-speed (20Mbps) and high capacity 10 GigaByte network. SANReN currently has sufficient infrastructure including high-speed fibre rings and spurs, backhaul from SEACOM landing, rented access circuits and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) access circuits from Telkom. The Department has a plan to extend the SANReN services in the most cost-effective way to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

To enable equity and equality of services to all colleges, the Department is in the process of implementing the SANReN network at TVET colleges with the Department being responsible for capital expenses, viz. Access Network Circuits from the POP to the campus, networking equipment and campus Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi).

 

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11 October 2016 - NW1765

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)(a) How many hours per week on average are the Transport Education Training Authority’s (TETA) (i) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), (ii) Chief Operations Officer and (iii) Corporate Services Managers in their offices, (b) what are the reasons of each of the specified persons’ absence from their TETA offices, (c) how is the specified persons’ presence at their TETA offices monitored and (d) who authorises payments when the specified persons are absent; (2) whether TETA’s CEO has a private entrance to her office; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether all senior managers are submitting monthly attendance registers to the TETA’s human resources department as is required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1 (a) (i) The Chief Executive Officer spends an average of 20 hours per week in the office.

(ii) The Chief Operations Officer spends an average of 30 hours per week in the office.

(iii) The Corporate Services Manager spends an average of 30 hours per week in the office.

(b) The nature of the work performed by officials and executives of the Sector Education and Training Authorities is not only confined to an office environment. The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) has offices in Durban and Cape Town, in addition to the Head Office in Johannesburg.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) attends to strategic matters of the organisation such as stakeholder engagements, meetings and roadshows of different constituencies within the transport sector both in the public and private sectors, locally and internationally, should the need arise. The CEO is the face of the organisation on strategic matters and honours invitations from strategic stakeholders of the organisation such as the Ministry of Higher Education and Training, Ministry of Transport, Transnet, South African Maritime Safety Authority, Parliament, Auditor-General, Department of Transport, Provincial Human Resource Development Councils as member, etc.

The Chief Operations Officer attends to operational matters of the organisation pertaining to stakeholders within the transport sector both in the public and private sectors.

The Corporate Services Manager, amongst others, is responsible for all labour relations matters within the organisation. When not in the office, the Corporate Services Manager will either be at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, Labour Court or attending to consultations with labour lawyers on labour relations matters. Furthermore, as the manager responsible for marketing and communications, the Corporate Services Manager attends some of the exhibitions and expos. The incumbent is also responsible for the management of all TETA offices, be it in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges or at a Provincial level.

(c) The performance management system of the organisation works as a monitoring tool in respect of all employees within the organisation. In terms of the delegations of authority, the Corporate Services Manager and Chief Operations Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer on the performance of their duties. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board via the Chairperson of the Board and through the monthly Board Executive Committee and quarterly Board meetings.

(d) The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are the only signatories to the TETA bank account. This is done digitally and is not dependant on the location of the signatory at the time of the transaction.

(2) No.

(3) Yes. TETA has a biometric and manual security register system, which is applicable to all employees within the organisation. These registers are submitted to Human Resources on a monthly basis.

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11 October 2016 - NW2119

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

In view of his department’s plan to roll out nine community college centres in the country, what is the anticipated total number of citizens that would be reached by this programme in the next three years?

Reply:

Informed by the policy trajectory of the White Paper for post-school education and training, the Department has projected a cumulative student enrolment target of 990 000 students by 2019. The cumulative target can be broken down into annual targets of 320 000, 330 000 and 340 000 for 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. The achievement of the target is subject to the availability of an appropriate budget allocation for Programme 6. In the absence of any additional funding for the Programme, these targets may need to be adjusted downwards to align them with the current budget allocation for the Programme.

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11 October 2016 - NW2057

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of his department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has he taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the rate?

Reply:

1. Yes.

     (a) – (d) Not Applicable.

      (i) The last performance assessment was for the 2014/15 performance cycle.

      (ii) The HOD’s performance was significantly higher than the standard expected in the job.

2. The HOD signed a performance agreement.

     (a) – (b) Not Applicable.

3. The HOD received a performance bonus.

    (a) The HOD received an above performance satisfactory rating.

    (b) The assessment was done in line with the criteria found in Chapter 4 of the Senior Management Services Public Service Handbook.

 

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11 October 2016 - NW2022

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What formal qualifications does each of his department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

(a) (i) The Chief Financial Officer has the following qualifications:

  • Hons BCom: Commerce
  • Masters in Business Leadership

     (ii) Not applicable.

(b) (i) The Director-General has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Higher Diploma in Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Masters in Education
  • Diploma in Labour Law

    (ii) Not applicable.

 

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11 October 2016 - NW1983

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What budgets were allocated for the (a) maintenance and (b) upgrading of the (i) Mapulaneng and (ii) Ehlanzeni technical and vocational education training colleges in Matsulu and Acornhoek in Mpumalanga in the (aa) 2013-14, (bb) 2014-15, (cc) 2015-16 and (dd) 2016-17 financial years; (2) whether service providers have been appointed to lecture National Rural Youth Service Corps students in each of the specified colleges; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) who is the service provider and (b) what is the value of each tender awarded in each case?

Reply:

1. Ehlanzeni Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College has 6 campuses, namelyBarberton, Kanyamazane, Mapulaneng (Acornhoek), Mlumati, Mthimba and the Nelspruit campuses. The Matsulu Centre came into being as a result of the community of Matsulu approaching the College for a campus. The College agreed to take over a dilapidated infrastructure used formally as a youth centre with the intention of revitalising it as a skills centre. Processes are underway to have the infrastructure officially handed over to the College by the Department of Public Works. Whilst the negotiations ensued regarding the transfer of the infrastructure, the National Rural Youth Service Corps(NARYSEC) requested the College to assist in providing infrastructure for the offering of some of their programmes. The College heeded the call with a view for it to use part of the facilities whilst building renovations are underway.

Campus

Category

BUDGET PER YEAR

   

(aa) 2013-14

(bb) 2014-15

(cc) 2015-16

(dd)2016-17

Mapulaneng

(Acornhoek)

Maintenance

R900 000

R1 545 000

R2 520 000

R1 635 000

 

Upgrading

R3 350 000

R5 850 000

R3 350 000

R3 350 000

Matsulu

 

Maintenance

The College did not have the Satellite in this financial year.

The College did not have the Satellite in this financial year.

0

R200 000

 

Upgrading

The College did not have the Satellite in this financial year.

The College did not have the Satellite in this financial year.

0

R5 000 000

2. TheMatsulu Skills Centre is not being utilised by the College as a Campus, as it is being prepared to be a Skills and Artisan Development Centre in 2017.The College is only providing classrooms for rental at Matsuluto the Department of Rural Development for the roll out of the NARYSEC Programme.

The Mapulaneng Campus offers no NARYSEC programmes.

NARYSEC Programme

Delivery Site

  1. Service Provider
  1. Programme Cost

Course duration

Community Water Health and Sanitation Facilitation (L4)

Matsulu

Lekopani

R780 000

26 learners

1 year

March 2016-February 2017

Electrical Engineering Renewable Energy (L2)

Matsulu

Lekopani

R480 000

24 learners

1 year

March 2016-February 2017

End-User Computing (L3)

Matsulu

Lekopani

R540 000

24 learners

1 year

March 2016-February 2017

Automotive Repairs and Maintenance (L2)

Matsulu

Lekopani

R432 000

24 learners

1 year

March 2016-February 2017

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11 October 2016 - NW1768

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)What is the current deficit carried by each of the country’s (a) universities and (b) universities of technology; (2) whether he intends to provide financial assistance to each of the specified (a) universities and (b) universities of technology in the (i) long and/or (ii) short term; if not, (aa) why not and (bb) what is the expected route that the specified universities will take; if so, (aaa) by how much and (bbb) by when in each case; (3) whether he intends to close any of the specified universities as a cost-saving measure; if not, what is his plan to render the sector viable over the next five years; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. An assessment of the 2015 Annual Financial Statements submitted by universities to the Department of Higher Education and Training on 30 June 2016 shows that, by 31 December 2015:

(a) North-West University and the University of Venda had incurred deficits on their Council controlled unrestricted funds, whilst the University of South Africa had incurred deficits on both its operations and Council controlled unrestricted funds; and

(b) five Universities of Technology, namely: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Central University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology and Vaal University of Technology, incurred deficits on both their operations and Council controlled unrestricted funds.

Table 1: 2015 Annual Financial Statements: Deficits incurred

No

Name of institution

Operating surplus

Council controlled unrestricted surplus

   

(Deficit)

(Deficit)

   

R'000

R'000

  1. Universities

1

North-West University

80 965

(5 828)

2

University of Venda

34 439

(17 830)

3

University of South Africa

(358 577)

(365 938)

  1. Universities of Technology

4

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

(25 972)

(72 191)

5

Central University of Technology

(18 950)

(16 717)

6

Mangosuthu University of Technology

(20 268)

(16 544)

7

Tshwane University of Technology

(64 116)

(72 701)

8

Vaal University of Technology

(32 160)

(13 545)

2. The Department provides financial assistance to each institution through the funding framework for universities. This is made up of a block grant subsidy and a range of earmarked grants, including National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding. Block grant funds are Council controlled unrestricted funds mainly used to fund teaching and learning, and operational activities. Earmarked funds are utilised to steer developments in the system, for example, access to higher education to previously excluded groups through NSFAS, and infrastructure renewal and development. It is the fiduciary responsibility of each university to ensure that they manage their finances effectively and efficiently. Institutions receive funding from different sources, including the Department and must work within their budgets to ensure their long-term sustainability.

3. No, the Minister does not intend to close any university within the next five years. The 2015 audited financial statements of all eight institutions have been prepared as a going concern based on the principle that the institutions will remain in operation for the foreseeable future.

National Treasury has undertaken a recent study to model the cost implications of expanding public higher education, within the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector, to meet the National Development Plan targets by 2030. This has been done on the assumption that a cost-sharing model, as is currently implemented across the system, will continue. The Department will work with National Treasury to provide input for high-level policy decisions to adequately fund the PSET sector, including universities, in order to ensure the sustainability of a quality PSET system and ensure affordable higher education for all.

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11 October 2016 - NW1766

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether a full log of kilometres was kept for the Transport Education Training Authority bus used to transport staff members and executives in the (a) 2015 and (b) 2016 calendar years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) Yes.

b) Yes.

The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) bus is used mainly by the Communications Unit of the organisation in their marketing functions such as Career Exhibitions and Expos across the country. TETA staff who will be working at the exhibitions and expos events will also be transported in the bus to these events.

 

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13 September 2016 - NW1748

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

With reference to thousands of students who are being blocked from furthering their studies or getting jobs because they have not yet received certificates confirming their successful completion of Further Education and Training college qualifications since 2009 (details furnished), and in view of his reply to question 337 on 8 March 2016 wherein it was stated that the State Information Technology Agency gave the undertaking that the certification backlog would be eliminated by 30 June 2016, (a) what are the reasons for the seven-year delay in issuing the relevant certificates, (b) what processes has his department put in place to urgently deal with the matter and (c) by what date will the affected students receive their certificates?

Reply:

(a) The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) is the Information Technology (IT) provider to all government departments. The responsibility to render the examinationsIT system fully functional, including the processing of certification data, rests with SITA which falls under the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services. The functionality of the examinations IT system includes the programming, enhancement and maintenance thereof.

SITA was initially unable to correct the data processing errors affecting resulting and certification data on the examinations IT system and this is what led to a backlog in the issuing of certificates. SITA acknowledged the capacity and management challenges being experienced in this regard to the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training in August 2015.

(b) SITA immediately established a special project team to address the certification backlog in August 2015 and outsourced part of the process to an outside service provider with the requisite experience in the particular programming language in use on the system. The Department and the quality assurance body, Umalusi, also availed dedicated personnel to the project to assist SITA in expediting the correction of the data processing errors on the system.

SITA has also established a new and permanent education portfolio outside of its other regular portfolios and placed a senior manager in charge to drive the IT services rendered to government departments functioning as national assessment bodies.

The students affected by the problem do indeed have statements of results and the Department, on request, provides students with letters confirming that they comply with the requirements for the issuance of a certificate.

The Department has also, with the approval of Cabinet, appointed an outside service provider to develop a new examination IT system which will address the processing of resulting and certification amongst all other functionalities on the system. The development of the resulting and certification functionalities has been prioritised and will be implemented as soon as they are approved for implementation.

(c) Substantial progress has been made with the backlog project for the certification of NC(V) candidates from the November 2007 to March 2015 cycles. To date, 99.7% of the 236821 candidate records not yet processed by August 2015 have been completed which means that only 743 (0.3%) certificate records have yet to be processed. Due to the nature of the errors in the remaining records, each record has to be attended to manually.

The Department packs and dispatches the NC(V) certificates to examination centres upon receipt from Umalusi.Candidates are therefore advised to contact the examination centre where they wrote their examinations to make arrangements for collection of their certificates.

The processing of certification data for the November 2015 cohort of students has been initiated and these certificates will be released during September 2016.

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14 June 2016 - NW1630

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1) How many students (a) applied for, (b) were denied and (c) were successfully granted financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2016 academic year at the University of Fort Hare; (2) how many of the specified students who were granted financial aid from NSFAS have (a) signed their loan agreement and (b) received (i) the full amount, (ii) part of the amount and (iii) none of the amount; (3) (a) how much funding has been assigned by NSFAS to the specified (i) university and/or (ii) students at the specified university for the 2016 academic year and (b) what amount of the specified funding (i) has already been transferred by the specified university and (ii) remains available to be transferred?

Reply:

1. (a) 9 854 University of Fort Hare (UFH) students applied for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

(b) 542 UFH students who had applied for financial aid from NSFAS were unsuccessful and were not awarded financial aid.

(c) 8 889 UFH students were successful in their NSFAS applications. The remainder of the students would have applied elsewhere and could have been successful.

2. (a) Of the 8 889 successful students, 7 605 students have signed their loan forms. Students receiving bursaries will not have to sign loan forms.

(b) (i) All successful students have been awarded the full funding for which they had applied. At this stage in the financial year, no student would have received the full funding allocated to them.

(ii) The university has received some of the allocated funds as shown in the table below. NSFAS does not have information regarding which students have received some of their funding. UFH will have to be approached to provide this information.

(iii) NSFAS does not have information regarding which students, if any, have not yet received any funding. UFH will have to be approached to provide this information.

It should be noted that UFH applies the full funding model in terms of the Means Test and all students are assessed accordingly. Applications for Honours Students are still open for the current academic year and the above figures will increase once the applications for 2016 have closed and financial aid is awarded.

3.(a) The total amount of funding allocated by NSFAS to UFH for student financial aid (from all funding streams) for the 2016 academic year is R819 million, as indicated in the table below. Of this, R89.9 million has already been transferred by NSFAS to the university in the form of upfront payments and in-year payments against claims on the DHET Loan fund.

Category Description

Amount Allocated

(3b)(i)Upfront Transfer

(3 b)(i)Payments in addition to Upfront transfer

 

R

R

R

NSFAS DHET Loan

102 065 099

30 619 530

5 353 829

NSFAS DHET Teacher Education

1 756 454

526 936

 

DHET Final Year Funding

58 988 779

17 696 634

 

Funza Lushaka

52 180 550

19 650 000

 

Social Development: National

11 349 415

 

 

NSFAS DHET Disability

1 828 553

548 566

 

NSFAS National Dept. of Agriculture

595 313

280 000

 

NSFAS DHET NSF

47 492 949

14 247 885

 

NSFAS NSF General Bursary Fund

1 736 964

 

 

NSFAS: EC Scholarship

50 000

 

 

NSFAS DMV Bursary

1 436 000

 

 

NSFAS DOL/Strategic Based Fund

11 706 630

   

NSFAS Historic Debt

315 259 367

   

NSFAS NSF Post Graduate Funding

3 327 880

998 364

 

NSFAS NSF NIHSS

2 142 000

 

 

NSFAS KGODISO* Loan Fund

208 041 930

 

 

TOTAL

819 957 883

84 567 915

5 353 829 

Note: * The KGODISO Loan Fund is the additional funding received from National Treasury in the 2016/17 financial year to support the un- and under-funded continuing students to complete their qualifications.

(b) (i) All funding allocations to UFH have been communicated and allocated to the respective students under the various categories, with the exception of the National Skills Fund Post Graduate Funding category, where applications have not yet been closed. This will be allocated to students during the second semester.

  (ii) See above table.

 

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09 June 2016 - NW1578

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1) What are the updated costs of the damage caused to property at each affected university as a result of student protests since his reply to question 833 on 12 April 2016; (2) will the affected universities be paying for the costs of the damages; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, where will the funding be sourced from; (3) will his department be contributing to the payment for the costs of damages incurred due to student protests; if not, why not; if so, what amount will his department be contributing in each case; (4) whether any of the affected universities have lodged insurance claims for the damages caused by the specified student protests; if not, why not; if so, (a) which universities lodged insurance claims and (b) what is the value of the insurance claims (i) lodged, (ii) paid out, (iii) repudiated by insurers and (iv) that remain outstanding?

Reply:

(1) With reference to my reply to Question 833 on 12 April 2016, the estimated costs of damage to properties have increased by R151.532 million, totalling R459.835 million since October 2015.

University

Damages up to February 2016

Damages from March to May 2016

Total Damages

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

689 850

0

689 850

University of Cape Town

3 200 000

0

3 200 000

Central University of Technology

0

0

0

Durban University of Technology

0

0

0

University of Fort Hare

8 000 000

0

8 000 000

University of the Free State

2 800 000

2 432 300

5 232 300

University of Johannesburg

345 000

100 000 000

100 345 000

University of Kwazulu-Natal

82 000 000

0

82 000 000

University of Limpopo

1 786 295

2 306 837

4 093 132

Mangosuthu University of Technology

0

0

0

University of Mpumalanga

0

0

0

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

0

0

0

North-West University

151 000 000

0

151 000 000

University of Pretoria

0

30 000

30 000

Rhodes University

250 000

0

250 000

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

0

0

0

Sol Plaatje University

0

0

0

University of South Africa

0

395 154

395 154

Stellenbosch University

352 000

1 069 000

1 421 000

Tshwane University of Technology

5 073 748

34 801 896

39 875 644

Vaal University of Technology

0

7 000 000

7 000 000

University of Venda

0

0

0

Walter Sisulu

351 287

0

351 287

University of the Western Cape

46 544 446

0

46 544 446

University of the Witwatersrand University

1 410 223

3 497 082

4 907 305

University of Zululand

4 500 000

0

4 500 000

Total

308 302 849

151 532 269

459 835 118

2. The Department is in the process of investigating which universities will be lodging insurance claims to cover some of the damage costs.

3. The Department has contributed an amount of R40.496 million towards damages at five historically disadvantaged universities, i.e. Universities of Fort Hare (R8 million), Zululand (R4.5 million), Western Cape (R25.858 million), Walter Sisulu (R351 287) and Limpopo (R1.786 million).

4. Four Universities, i.e. University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Limpopo, Tshwane University of Technology and the University of the Western Cape, have thus far lodged claims with insurers estimated at R106.917 million. Insurers have to date paid out R28.227 million.

 

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QUESTION 1578 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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01 June 2016 - NW1394

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) and (b) Yes

(i) Development programmes for small businesses:

(aa) Name of programme

(bb) Amount budgeted

(cc) Number of jobs to be created by the programme

Various skills development programmes relevant to small businesses (i.e. Learnerships, Bursaries, Skills Programmes, Artisanship, RPL and Internships funding)

Refer to the attached Annexure A

R 889 993 987

13 967 Beneficiaries trained

The interventions from Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are not directly linked to job creation. The interventions are planned for small businesses and therefore the number of beneficiaries reported is based on the number individuals planned to be trained.

(ii) Development programmes for cooperatives:

(aa) Name of programme

(bb) Amount budgeted

(cc) Number of jobs to be created by the programme

Various skills development programmes relevant to cooperatives (i.e. Learnerships, Bursaries, Skills Programmes, Artisanship, Adult Education and Training, RPL and Internships funding)

Refer to the attached Annexure A

R180 597 667

4 498 Beneficiaries trained

The interventions from Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are not directly linked to job creation. The interventions are planned for cooperatives and therefore the number of beneficiaries reported is based on the number individuals planned to be trained.

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QUESTION 1394 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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31 May 2016 - NW1546

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(a) What amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) (i) The Department of Higher Education and Training spent R3 144 493.49 on advertising in the 2015/16 financial year.

(b) (i) The Department of Higher Education and Training has budgeted an amount of R3.689 million for advertising in the 2016/17 financial year.

(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) The following public entities reported the amounts spent in the 2015/16 financial year and budgeted in the 2016/17 financial year on advertising:

(a) Public Entity

(a)(ii) Amount spent on advertising in the 2015/16 financial year

(b)(ii) Amount budgeted for advertising in the 2016/17 financial year

1. BANKSETA

R438 782.00

R1 500 000.00

2. CHE

R70 715 .00

R0

3. FASSET

R837 566.27

R1 477 383.60

4. FPM SETA

R 293 936.10

R 280 000.00

5. FOODBEV

R767.000.00

R1 265 000.00

6. HWSETA

R1 100 000.00

R1 381 000.00

7. INSETA

R154 081.91

R120 000.00

8. MERSETA

R1 900 059.00

R2 241 648.00

9. NSF

R4 696 30.00

R5 275 000.00

10. PSETA

R 256 284.92

R120 000.00

11. QCTO

R331 000.00

R500 000.00

12. SAQA

R1 516 528.30

R628 900.00

13. SERVICES SETA

R2 701 710.00

R1 548 000.00

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QUESTION 1546APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

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31 May 2016 - NW1232

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Mchunu, Ms S to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether he can outline how his department aims to achieve the target of producing 30 000 artisans as the National Development Plan states that by 2030 the post school education should be producing the specified number of artisans; (2) whether the colleges have the capacity to produce the required number of artisans annually; if not, what steps has his department taken to assist the specified colleges; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The average number of apprentices successfully completing training and becoming qualified artisans over the past four years from 2012/13 to 2015/16 is 15 000 qualified artisans. This average has to double to 30 000 qualified artisans by the year 2030.

The all-embracing strategy to reach this target is as follows:

  • The capturing of artisan learner data has improved with the establishment of the National Artisan Development Support Centre at Ekurhuleni East Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College. With the use of this call centre facility, the Department is able to centrally collect, analyse and report on artisan registration and completion rates from Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and INDLELA.
  • The artisan learner grant has been standardised to R150 000 per artisan learner across all SETAs with effect from 1 April 2016. Previously this grant was differentiated and did not fully serve artisan training, and was increased from R139 350 to R150 000.
  • The Department is developing a dual system of apprenticeship training with the assistance from German and Swiss authorities, which will assist in standardising the trade curriculum content, and improve monitoring and evaluation of what artisans are trained in, based on the Trade and Occupations Qualifications developed by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The deployment of the dual apprenticeship training system to all accredited training centres is earmarked for 1 April 2018.
  • INDLELA, which serves as the only public trade test centre in the country, is being improved through a recapitalisation project funded by SETAs. The project entails modernising trade testing equipment and workshops to meet present industrial standards. For the 2016/17 financial year, the Services SETA and Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport SETA (CATHSSETA) have contributed a combined amount of R10 million, whilst other SETAs will contribute during the subsequent years.
  • The “Decade of the Artisan” campaign, which was declared in 2014 after a successful “Year of the Artisan” campaign, is a successful public campaign visiting all provinces and engaging with learners and educators in schools to promote and encourage students to choose artisanship as a career. This campaign also engages employers and persuades them to open training spaces for apprentices in their workplaces.
  • Presently, the Department is developing a Trade Test Improvement Strategy aimed at improving both the quality and throughput of artisan training. Public comments have been received and the Department is working towards finalising the strategy for implementation on 1 April 2018.
  • The Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) pilot has been completed. This pilot was aimed at empowering assistant artisans who previously did not have any formal qualifications as artisans. The ARPL guideline being compiled will serve as a formal instrument to evaluate the experience of assistant artisans and will be available to all training sectors by 1 April 2018.
  • There are other comprehensive interventions on artisan quality assurance, audit, accreditation of training centres, and registration of assessors and moderators, which is performed through the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB).

2. TVET colleges do have the capacity to provide theoretical training for the required number of artisans. However, it must be noted that artisan training does not rely on colleges alone, but more importantly on the workplace-learning component. The number of workplaces that needs to be secured is therefore critical to meet these numbers.

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QUESTION 1232 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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31 May 2016 - NW1373

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)How many (a) student loans, (b) bursaries and (c) scholarships did the National Student Financial Aid Scheme allocate in each financial year since its inception in 2000; (2) (a) how many of the specified student loans were converted into bursaries in each of the specified financial years, (b) what is the value of the loans that were converted and (c) why were the specified loans converted to bursaries; (3) (a) how many of the specified student loans were written off in each of the specified financial years, (b) what is the value of the loans that were written off and (c) why were the specified loans written off?

Reply:

1. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) awards loans and bursaries.

1 (a) The table below contains the number and value of NSFAS loans awarded in each year.

Year

Loan Count

Loan Amount

2000

83 251

R 510 829 288.31

2001

93 532

R 635 091 084.88

2002

99 873

R 733 474 559.16

2003

112 264

R 893 672 471.50

2004

113 615

R 984 527 910.26

2005

122 617

R 1 214 620 227.23

2006

124 593

R 1 379 965 435.06

2007

140 147

R 1 682 353 956.38

2008

143 952

R 2 117 714 766.07

2009

162 503

R 2 818 220 031.70

2010

180 894

R 3 343 869 489.05

2011

212 133

R 4 561 359 562.01

2012

232 178

R 5 871 489 880.57

2013

195 665

R 4 774 601 486.18

2014

183 031

R 4 728 234 783.76

2015

205 420

R 4 850 127 272.07

Total

2 405 668

R 41 100 152 204.19

1 (b) The table below contains the total number and value of bursaries awarded each year.

Bursaries are made up of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college bursaries and university bursaries.

Year

Number

Bursary Amount

2000

72 037

R 149 943 786.82

2001

80 512

R 183 680 420.53

2002

86 146

R 213 087 777.41

2003

96 552

R 254 137 455.18

2004

98 732

R 302 106 088.28

2005

106 772

R 371 955 209.82

2006

108 294

R 411 287 523.42

2007

125 436

R 600 662 493.20

2008

155 376

R 852 722 463.49

2009

193 394

R 1 244 985 229.22

2010

212 709

R 1 500 872 028.17

2011

291 613

R 1 958 764 735.02

2012

298 149

R 2 722 954 813.27

2013

153 561

R 1 167 494 176.01

2014

333 675

R 4 118 642 032.98

2015

311 811

R 4 359 490 749.00

Total

2 724 769

R 20 412 786 981.82

2 (a) and (b) The table below shows the number and value of loans that were converted to bursaries in each year.

Year

  1. Number
  1. Amount

2000

68 458

R 149 288 662.92

2001

76 380

R 186 408 596.40

2002

81 891

R 215 272 969.58

2003

92 040

R 258 980 651.84

2004

93 630

R 310 057 061.77

2005

100 697

R 355 264 477.79

2006

98 836

R 374 521 400.27

2007

100 445

R 422 391 156.18

2008

102 188

R 522 126 444.81

2009

113 037

R 604 648 198.34

2010

122 474

R 725 761 024.53

2011

144 582

R 1 093 215 271.78

2012

146 249

R 1 275 849 187.29

2013

177 430

R 1 800 387 465.35

2014

169 722

R 1 815 074 609.61

2015

141 972

R 1 963 029 274.43

Total

1 830 031

R 12 072 276 452.89

(c) Loans are converted based on the rules of the funder. The rules stipulate that if a student has passed a certain percentage of their registered subjects then a percentage will be converted into a bursary. The normal conversion allows for up to 40% of the loan amount to be converted into a bursary based on the percentage of subjects passed, pro-rated if a lesser number of subjects are passed. For the Department of Higher Education and Training Final Year fund, if all subjects are passed, 100% of the final year loan is converted into a bursary, otherwise the 60:40 ratio is applied.

(3) (a) (b) and (c)

The loan debt amount written off is set out in the table below and are predominantly for deceased debtors and non-paying loans with a balance of R50.00 or less. In prior years, loans for deceased debtors were only written off when NSFAS was notified by their next of kin. Since 2015, NSFAS only writes off loans for deceased debtors based on information received from the Department of Home Affairs.

Year

  1. Number
  1. Amount

2000

266

R 1 575 172.13

2001

302

R 1 992 523.09

2002

214

R 1 618 224.47

2003

667

R 5 304 588.99

2004

451

R 4 108 980.18

2005

581

R 5 378 213.24

2006

400

R 4 347 938.06

2007

4 598

R 37 355 518.26

2008

358

R 4 379 246.49

2009

396

R 5 168 735.02

2010

276

R 4 078 341.64

2011

230

R 3 688 087.89

2012

130

R 2 714 623.67

2013

944

R 9 040 112.78

2014

9 613

R 807 969.46

2015

63 327

R 340 479 537.95

Total

82 753

R 432 037 813.32

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QUESTION 1373 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

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31 May 2016 - NW1511

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)Whether his department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether his department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department was not approached by any political party for any form of funding during the years mentioned.

(b) Not applicable.

2. (a) The Department did not provide any form of funding to any political parties during the years mentioned.

(b) No form of funding was provided to political parties since1 April 2016.

In terms of the Public Finance Management Act (Section 39), the Department ensures that its expenditure is in accordance with the Vote of the Department and main divisions, and therefore the funding of any political party will not be allowed.

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09 May 2016 - NW1218

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)How many students pursuing tertiary education at the Mapulaneng College for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Acornhoek in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga have been receiving National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding for (a) 1 year, (b) 2 years, (c) 3 years, (d) 4 years and (e) more than 4 years since starting their studies at the specified college; (2) whether there is a maximum number of years that any student may receive NSFAS funding; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the maximum number of years that students may receive funding from the NSFAS and (b) what conditions are set to ensure that the specified students pass their respective courses and continue to finish their respective studies within institution-specific residential periods; (3) whether students with criminal records qualify for NSFAS funding; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1.The number of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary beneficiaries for both the National Certificate (Vocational) [NC(V)] and Report 191 from 2013 to 2015 are as follows:

  • 2013 – 478 students;
  • 2014 – 802 students; and
  • 2015 – 340 students.

2. The NC(V) programme is a three year qualification and in terms of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines, NC(V) students can be awarded bursaries up to a maximum of four years. The fourth year bursary is awarded only in the fourth year of study (after Level 4) to allow students to complete any outstanding subjects. This provision is only applicable to continuous study and on a pro-rata basis.

The Report 191 programme students, i.e. levels N1 – N6, can apply for all semester or trimester courses in the calendar year of study. A bursary at levels N2 – N6 may only be awarded to students if they passed a minimum of 3 subjects on the previous N-level. Students who have passed exit levels, i.e. N3 and N6, but still have one outstanding subject can be awarded a bursary to allow them to complete the outstanding subject. This provision is only applicable to continuous study and on a pro-rata basis, i.e. proportional for one trimester or semester to complete one subject.

(3) Students with criminal records are not prohibited from applying for NSFAS funding. In terms of the Bursary Rules and Guidelines for applications to be considered, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be South African citizens;
  • registered or intending to register on an NC(V) or Report 191 programme;
  • in need of financial assistance; and
  • have an ability to demonstrate potential for academic success.

 

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QUESTION 1218 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

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