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27 February 2017 - NW134

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)(a) What was the reason for his recent visit to Spain, (b) what was the cost of the (i) flights, (ii) accommodation, (iii) Spanish local transport and (iv) miscellaneous subsistence costs, (c) who paid for the trip and (d) how many people in total went on the trip; (2) (a) what was the outcome of the visit and (b) how will it be of benefit to South Africa?

Reply:

we are still getting information from La Liga regarding the information requested. 

 

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27 January 2017 - NW2682

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) On which date were the promoters of the SA Broadcasting Corporation boxing bout informed that the event would be cancelled which was to have taken place on 24 November 2016 in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, (b) what was the reason for the cancellation of the specified event, (c) what amount was lost due to the cancellation of the event and (d) who paid for the lost funds?

Reply:

We are still trying to source in the archives; the information required is not readily available

27 January 2017 - NW2609

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)What amount has Boxing SA spent on (a) legal fees and (b) legal counsel in the Xolisani Ndongeni v PBI Operations case to date; (2) whether a settlement has been reached between all parties involved in the specified case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3022E

Reply:

We are still trying to source information and consulting with the Boxing SA on this matter and the information required is not readily available

27 January 2017 - NW2608

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What is the total amount in rands that was spent on (a) him and (b) each member of his delegation on (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any further expense for the (aa) 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, United Kingdom, (bb) 2016 Olympic Games and (cc) 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (dd) Commonwealth Games host announcement in Auckland, New Zealand and (ee) 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand?

Reply:

We are still trying to source information from our archives. The Information is not readily available

14 December 2016 - NW2742

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) What is the total amount that has been paid to date for expenditures incurred for, (a) the bidding process for the Commonwealth Game to be hosted in Durban and (b) any capital projects undertaken to upgrade the Ethekwini precinct by each (i) national (ii) provincial and (iii) local sport authority; (2) whether South Africa met the 30 November 2016 deadline to ensure that all securities have been put in place to host the specified games in 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? QUESTION 2742.Mr D Bergman (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation (1)What is the total amount that has been paid to date for expenditures incurred for, (a) the bidding process for the Commonwealth Game to be hosted in Durban and (b) any capital projects undertaken to upgrade the Ethekwini precinct by each (i) national (ii) provincial and (iii) local sport authority; (2) whether South Africa met the 30 November 2016 deadline to ensure that all securities have been put in place to host the specified games in 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW 3230E    REPLY (1)What is the total amount that has been paid to date for expenditures incurred for, (a) the bidding process for the Commonwealth Game to be hosted in Durban and Sport and Recreation provided R1m for the bidding process. The other spheres of government and the National Lottery have made contributions to the total expenditure for bidding. The Closeout report which contains the audited financial statements of the Bidding Company will be tabled before the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Games for approval prior to the figures being considered final. (b) any capital projects undertaken to upgrade the Ethekwini precinct by each (i) national None (ii) provincial and None (iii) local sport authority; None by the local Sport Authority but the Municipality had long term plans for the renovation for the Rachael Finlayson Swimming Pool. They have taken the opportunity to enhance the upgrade to meet the requirements for the Commonwealth Games. This increased the cost by R2m bringing the upgrade to R3,5m. The renovations will be complete by March 2017. (2)whether South Africa met the 30 November 2016 deadline to ensure that all securities have been put in place to host the specified games in 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? South Africa met the deadline of 30 November 2016. South Africa responded to the issues raised by the Commonwealth Games Federation. All the information and supporting documents were uploaded onto the Commonwealth Games Knowledge Systems Portal and acknowledgement of receipt was received.

Reply:

(1)What is the total amount that has been paid to date for expenditures incurred for,

(a) the bidding process for the Commonwealth Game to be hosted in Durban and

Sport and Recreation provided R1m for the bidding process. The other spheres of government and the National Lottery have made contributions to the total expenditure for bidding. The Closeout report which contains the audited financial statements of the Bidding Company will be tabled before the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Games for approval prior to the figures being considered final.

(b) any capital projects undertaken to upgrade the Ethekwini precinct by each

(i) national

None

(ii) provincial and

None

(iii) local sport authority;

None by the local Sport Authority but the Municipality had long term plans for the renovation for the Rachael Finlayson Swimming Pool. They have taken the opportunity to enhance the upgrade to meet the requirements for the Commonwealth Games. This increased the cost by R2m bringing the upgrade to R3,5m. The renovations will be complete by March 2017.

(2) whether South Africa met the 30 November 2016 deadline to ensure that all securities have been put in place to host the specified games in 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

South Africa met the deadline of 30 November 2016. South Africa responded to the issues raised by the Commonwealth Games Federation. All the information and supporting documents were uploaded onto the Commonwealth Games Knowledge Systems Portal and acknowledgement of receipt was received.

 

12 December 2016 - NW2107

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

1. 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? Question Numbers 2107 from Mr. E.J. Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation 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? NW2418E REPLY The department spent as follows for advertising: -16Since 1 April 2016 Africa News Network 7 Channel R0.00 R0.00 SA Broadcasting Corporation Television channel R1 569 408.15 R0.00 Radio channel R0.00 R0.00 National Commercial Radio Stations R0.00 R0.00 Community Television R0.00 R0.00 Radio StationsR60 310.00 R0.00

Reply:

The department spent as follows for advertising:

  1. -16 Since 1 April 2016

Africa News Network 7 Channel R0.00 R0.00

SA Broadcasting Corporation

  • Television channel R1 569 408.15 R0.00
  • Radio channel R0.00 R0.00

National Commercial Radio Stations R0.00 R0.00

Community

  • Television R0.00 R0.00
  • Radio Stations R60 310.00 R0.00

12 December 2016 - NW2420

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What amount was paid out in reimbursements for the (a) cell phone, (b) data and (c) travel claims of Mr Esethu Hasane (i) ) in the (aa) 2014 -15 and (bb) 2015-16 financial years and (ii) since 01 April 2016?

Reply:

The department has not paid out any reimbursements for Mr. Esethu Hasane for the:

  1. Cell phone and (b) Data, for the financial years:
  2. (aa) 2014-15

(bb) 2015-16, and

(ii) since 01 April 2016 to date.

(c) The travel claims for Mr. Esethu Hasane for the:

(aa) 2014-15 Financial year

Date of Reimbursement

Purpose of the claim

Amount

28 August 2014

Parliamentary session

R141.62

28 August 2014

Parliamentary session

R1,120.12

28 August 2014

Budget Vote

R223.16

19 March 2015

Commonwealth 2022 Bid Lodgement-London

R4,731.14

TOTAL

 

R6,216.04

(bb) 2015-16 Financial year

Date of Reimbursement

Purpose of the claim

Amount

25 September 2015

Rugby world Cup 2023 Briefing Sessions & meetings

R4,470.68

25 September 2015

Official kilometers travelled for the month of August 2015

R2,777-76

19 November 2015

Official kilometers travelled for the month of September 2015

R5,041.28

07 December 2015

Official kilometers travelled for the month of October 2015

R6,802.32

07 December 2015

Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals- London

R9,365.91

17 March 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of November 2015

R6,354.43

17 March 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of December 2015

R2,452.68

TOTAL

 

R37,265.06

(ii) Since 01 April 2016 to date

Date of Reimbursement

Purpose of the claim

Amount

19 May 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of April 2016

R2,268.17

19 May 2015

Rural Sport Development Programme-Umtata

R388.12

19 May 2015

Official kilometers travelled for the month of March 2016

R973.43

17 June 2016

Rural Sport Development Programme-Umtata

R373.74

17 June 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of May 2016

R2,282.84

19 September 2016

Accompany Minister to Rio Olympics 2016

R9,097.26

22 September 2016

Accompany Minister to Rio Paralympics 2016

R8,096.70

27 October 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of July 2016

R1,758.19

27 October 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of September 2016

R2,451.48

27 October 2016

Official kilometers travelled for the month of August 2016

R2,328.57

TOTAL

 

R30,018.50

12 December 2016 - NW2419

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)(a) What was the total value in rand of Old Mutual's sponsorship for Athletics South Africa's (ASA) licence numbers for races in the past three financial years, (b) for what period was each of the sponsorships allocated and (c) what is the name of each board member and/or official of ASA that secured the sponsorships; (2) whether the specified board members and/or officials of ASA were awarded (a) commissions and/or (b) any other incentives for securing the sponsorships; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what amount in commission and/or other incentives did each of the board members and/or officials receive in each of the specified financial years and (ii) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. (a) What was the total value in rand of Old Mutual's sponsorship for Athletics South Africa's (ASA) licence numbers for races in the past three financial years,

R5,000,000.00 – as from 2016

b) for what period was each of the sponsorships allocated and

2016 and 2017

(c) what is the name of each board member and/or official of ASA that secured the sponsorships;

Mr Aleck Skhosana and James Moloi

(2) whether the specified board members and/or officials of ASA were awarded

(a) Commissions and/or

No commission were awarded

(b) any other incentives for securing the sponsorships; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,

No other incentives to be awarded and no future prospects of incentives or commission to be awarded

(i) what amount in commission and/or other incentives did each of the board members and/or officials receive in each of the specified financial years and

None

(ii)What are the further relevant details in this regard?

None

31 October 2016 - NW2312

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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:

We are still going through the archives searching for this information; the information is not readily available.

11 October 2016 - NW2037

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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) Chief Financial Officer – Bachelor of Commerce

(a)(ii) Not applicable

(b)(i) Director-General – Baccalareus Juris and Magister in Governance and Political Transformation

(b)(ii) Not applicable

11 October 2016 - NW2072

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(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? NW2383E

Reply:

(1) Yes

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Not applicable

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(2) No

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(3) No

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

11 October 2016 - NW898

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) has he earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since his appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did he earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) whether his (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through his appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work?

Reply:

1) No

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

c) Not applicable

d) Not applicable

2) No

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(iii) Not applicable

(iv) Not applicable

24 August 2016 - NW1113

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether the director-general has received any letters from (a) a certain person (name furnished) or (b) the legal representative of the specified person with regard to South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's alleged failure to implement the recommendations of a certain report (details furnished); if so, (i) how many letters were received by the director-general, (ii) what are the dates on the specified letters, (iii) on which dates were the specified letters received and (iv) what were the director-general's responses, if any, to the specified letters?

Reply:

(a)Yes

(i) The Director General received two letters

(ii) 16/02/2015 and 18/12/2015

(iii) 16/02/2015 and 18/12/2015. Letters were resend on 26/01/2016 and on 16/02/2016

(iv)

  • The Director General instructed the legal unit to contact the legal representative (see attached)
  • The Director General spoke to the legal representative telephonically and also held a follow up meeting with him.
  • Following the meeting, a formal letter was written to the federation to make a written representation. (See attached)

24 August 2016 - NW699

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)Whether (a) he and/or (b) his Deputy Minister met with (i) the President of the SA Rugby Union (SARU), Mr Oregan Hoskins and/or (ii) his deputy, Mr Mark Alexandra, individually or collectively, to discuss SARU's handling of the allegations of financial misappropriation by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Jurie Roux, levelled against him during his tenure with the University of Stellenbosch; if not, why not; if so, what are the (aa) dates, (bb) places and (cc) outcomes of each specified meeting; (2) what total amount was paid to Mr Roux as SARU's CEO with regard to (a) salaries, (b) bonuses and (c) travel allowances (i) in the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2015?

Reply:

(1)

(a) The Minister has met with SARU to discuss SARU's handling of the allegations of financial misappropriation by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Jurie Roux, levelled against him during his tenure with the University of Stellenbosch.

(aa) The meeting took place on Friday 04 March 2016.

(bb) The meeting took place in Rosebank.

(cc) The Minister is satisfied that the Federation has properly exercised its fiduciary responsibility and refers the questioner to the legal opinion provided by Fanie Cilliers, S.C. and Professor Michael Katz. They advised that it would be unfair labour practice to take action against an employee on perceptions of third parties or on the basis of a report of which the facts have not been tested in court. Based on the above advice, the Minister will not be taking any action against Mr. Roux.

(2) SARU has indicated that they are unable to provide a breakdown of amounts (salaries, bonuses and travel allowances) paid to the CEO over the past five financial years. The Financial Statements contained in the published Annual Report for SA Rugby only provide consolidated amounts paid to the Executive members. The CEO of South African Rugby Union like any other employee has labour rights which are protected by law. The right of confidentiality of information between employer and employee is a protected right.

06 June 2016 - NW1410

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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:

We are still gathering data and contacting entities for this information. the information is not readily available

06 June 2016 - NW1562

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(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:

We are still gathering data from entities and information is not readily available

06 June 2016 - NW1527

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(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:

We are still going through our records to verify the information our archives.

06 June 2016 - NW1210

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What total amount in rands will be paid to each member of the (a) men’s, (b) women’s and (c) under 23 national soccer teams as daily allowances and/or stipends for the duration of their stay in camp during their preparations for the qualifying matches for the 2016 Rio Olympics?

Reply:

Awaiting information from SAFA.the information is not readily available.

06 June 2016 - NW1208

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)What is the total remuneration package in rand payable by the SA Football Association to each coach of the national (a) men’s, (b) women’s and (c) under-23 national soccer teams; (2) whether each of the total remuneration packages includes any bonuses for (a) winning and/or (b) drawing matches; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Awaiting information from SAFA.the information is not readily available.

12 May 2016 - NW811

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) How many applicants applied for the vacancy of Boxing SA's Chief Executive Officer, (b) how many of the specified applicants were shortlisted and (c) what are the (i) names, (ii) qualifications and (iii) designated positions in (aa) his department and (bb) Boxing SA of the members of the interview panel who interviewed the shortlisted candidates for the vacant position?

Reply:

a) 18 applications were received by the Human Resource Unit of Boxing SA.

b) 3 candidates were shortlisted.

c) at this moment the names and other details required of the applicants cannot be revealed as the process of appointment is still in progress and the approval from Minister of Finance as per the Boxing Act is still awaited.

12 May 2016 - NW700

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether it is his position that the serious allegations of financial misappropriation made in a KPMG report against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the SA Rugby Union (SARU), Mr Jurie Roux, during his tenure as financial director of the University of Stellenbosch, poses a conflict of interest in any way with his current appointment as SARU's CEO; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) what steps will he take to deal with Mr Roux?

Reply:

The Minister sees no possible conflict of interest between allegations relating to employment in one role and the pursuance of employment in another.

(a) If the question is asking whether allegations against an employee in one role are compromising to his employment in a second, in this case that of the CEO of SA Rugby, the Minister is satisfied that the Federation has properly exercised its fiduciary responsibility and would point the questioner to the legal opinion provided by Fanie Cilliers, S.C. and Professor Michael Katz. They advised that it would be unfair labour practice to take action against an employee on perceptions of third parties or on the basis of a report of which the facts have not been tested in court.

(b) Based on the above advice, the Minister will not be taking any action against Mr Roux.

10 May 2016 - NW1209

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What is the total amount in rand payable by the SA Football Association as match fees to members of the (a) men’s, (b) women’s and (c) under-23 national soccer teams for (i) Olympic qualifying matches and (ii)(aa) winning, (bb) drawing and/or (cc) losing any match?

Reply:

We are still sourcing information from SAFA (South African Football Association) in this regard

10 May 2016 - NW1208

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)What is the total remuneration package in rand payable by the SA Football Association to each coach of the national (a) men’s, (b) women’s and (c) under-23 national soccer teams; (2) whether each of the total remuneration packages includes any bonuses for (a) winning and/or (b) drawing matches; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each

Reply:

We are still sourcing information from SAFA (South African Football Association) in this regard

15 March 2016 - NW201

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

Mr KP Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions;

No

(a) If so, how many of the specified positions are vacant:

Not applicable

(b) what are the designations of the specified positions; and Not applicable

(c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Not applicable

15 March 2016 - NW463

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) With regard to the appointment of a certain company (name furnished: Nation of Champions) to run the 2022 Commonwealth legacy project, (a) who are the directors of this company and (b) what is the estimated budget the specified company will receive From (i) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (ii) Sport and Recreation South Africa; (2) whether this project was called on a tender before the specified company was awarded the contract; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many other companies applied and (b) what are the detailed reasons for the company's successful tender bid?

Reply:

With regard to the appointment of a certain company (name furnished:
Nation of Champions) to run the 2022 Commonwealth legacy project

(a) who are the directors of this company and

1. Mr Madoda Khuzwayo - CEO Nation of Champions
2. Mr Mnfve Nhlabathl·COO Nation of Champions
3. Mr Nikolaus Eberl

(b) what is the estimated budget the specified company will receive from

(i) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and

There is no budget allocated to the Nation of Champions from SASCOC

(ii) Sport and Recreation South Africa;

The company will not receive any funding from Sport and Recreation South Africa

(2) whether this project was called on a tender before the specified company was awarded the contract; if not, why not;

This project was not put out on tender.

Open Tenders Company approached SASCOC to partner on a programme/project that wm engage the youth through social network platforms with regard to opportunities within sport and possible benefits during and post Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Board of SASCOC agreed to the partnership and a decision was taken to establish a company registered as "Nation of Champions". SASCOC saw this partnership as a vehicle to achieve shared objective& pertaining to youth development aimed at nurturing globally connected and skilled youth who will be job creators of tomorrow. The company shall also seek to generate revenue through advertising and sponsorship, part of which shall be invested back into sport development programmes.
Most of the above however, has been overtaken by the CGF•s insistence that they would like to work directly on the legacy projects for the Durban 2022 Games and therefore will work with SASCOC, the CGA In the country as the custodian of the Games In the country. Maybe the above may also be overturned when an MOU Is signed by the CGF with specific areas accommodating CGF's mandate and legacy project.

If so,

(a) how many other companies applied and

There was no can for tenders

(b) what are the detailed reasons for the company's successful tender bid?

Not applicable

NW517E

15 March 2016 - NW257

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether he and/or his department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; lf so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(i) The department reporting to the Minister bought the advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 for the following number of times:

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015

 

None 3times None

(Ii) The department reporting to the Minister bought the advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 for the following amounts in each specified financial year:


2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015


R0.00 R1 498 567.38 R0.00

15 March 2016 - NW211

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Has his department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (names furnished) in the (a) 2012 - 13, (b) 2013 -14 and (c) 2014 -15 financial years; ff so, in each specified financial year, (I) how many times were such contracts awarded and (Ii) for what amount?

Reply:

(i) The department reporting to the Minister awarded the contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by furnished persons for the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 for the following number of times:

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015

None 4times 2 times

(ii) The department reporting to the Minister awarded the contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by furnished persons for the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 for the following amounts:

2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015

R0.00 R1605527.41 R1 569 408.15

07 December 2015 - NW3414

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

In light of the 2022 Commonwealth Games that the country will host, does his department have any programmes in place to promote these games in the rural areas; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

In the next 7 years all relevant programmes of the Department, including the conditional grant framework will be aligned to the delivery on amongst other, the legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2022 for the country.

In this vein, it is envisaged that the club development programme that is being piloted in 2 provinces presently will be rolled out in the other provinces, targeting mainly the rural areas.

Within these programmes, there will be capacity development initiatives, the provision of equipment and attire and formation of clubs and local sports structures

Through a targeted approach basic sport and recreation infrastructure will be rolled out to those areas most in need.

Sport and Recreation South Africa will work closely with the local Organising Committee to ensure that rural areas are also beneficiaries to other initiatives.

07 December 2015 - NW4181

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether he has given any incentive cheques to any athletes since the start of his tenure as Minister of his department in November 2010; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case (a) which athletes received the specified cheques, (b) on what date and (c) what was the amount; Monday, 30 November 2015 1604 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NO 51 - 2015 (2) whether any of the specified cheques have been paid to para-athletes since the start of his tenure as Minister of his department in November 2010; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case (a) which para-athletes received the specified cheques, (b) for which (i) games and/or (ii) meetings and (c) what was the amount? NW5057E

Reply:

The Department is currently sourcing the information required.

07 December 2015 - NW3744

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

With reference to a technical report on the performance of Bafana Bafana at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, (a) when did he or his department commission the specified report, (b) what amount was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on the report, (c) which service providers were appointed to produce the report and (d) what are the relevant details of the specified service providers including (i) their names, (ii) physical addresses and (iii) chief executive officers?

Reply:

SAFA routinely interrogates the coaches' reports through its Technical Committee and has done so at the March 2015 Technical Committee meeting.

SAFA also received an independent expert technical analysis of all 3 matches at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Final Tournament in Equatorial Guinea and has discussed it thoroughly with a view to making corrections for future matches.

SAFA has its own internal match analysis system which it has used for all national teams.

b) No government funds were used for Bafana Bafana at any time during this period. The independent technical analysis was done by an international match analyst engaged by SAFA;

c) Government did not use any service providers. Instead, SAFA engaged the independent technical analysts who were vying for a long-term relationship with the Association. They produced their analysis to indicate the strengths of their system. SAFA deems its own system to be of equal value and continues to use its own match technical analysis system to adjust/improve the performance of its national teams.

07 November 2015 - NW4149

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether, since his reply to question 3830 on 3 November 2015 and since his reply to oral question 303 on 19 August 2015, (a) he, (b) his department and/or (c) the National Prosecuting Authority have been (i) contacted and/or (ii) been in contact with the Legal Attaché of the United States of America’s (USA’s) Federal Bureau of Investigations since 1 July 2015 in respect of the USA’s Attorney General’s investigation and indictment of corruption with regard to the 2010 Soccer World Cup tournament; if not, why have they not contacted USA law enforcement authorities to initiate preliminary investigation to establish the identity of the two South Africans mentioned in the indictment; if so, in each case (aa) how many times was contact made, (bb) how was the contact conducted and (cc) what are dates of the discussions?

Reply:

In terms of Government protocol, Sport and Recreation South Africa as the department cannot contact the Legal Attaché of the United States of America's (USA's) Federal Bureau of Investigations, directly. It has been done via DIRCO. Ministry has already written to the Minister at DIRCO requesting her to solicit all the information and evidence that the USA Government purports to have in their possession. Further to this we have also interacted with Minister of Justice upon his receipt of the indictment from the USA government with the Legal Attaché of the United States of America's (USA's) Federal Bureau of Investigations, and agreed with the Minister of Justice that the matter be referred to the IMC on Corruption, DIRCO and Chairperson of Anti-Corruption.

03 November 2015 - NW3742

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

With reference to his reply to question 2388 on 7 October 2015, has his department now sourced the information; if not, when will the information be made available; if so, what were the (a) salaries, (b) bonuses, (c) travel, airtime and data allowances and (d) stipends payable to the (i) Chief Executive Officer and (ii) Chairperson of the (aa) 2010 Fifa World Cup Bid Committee and (bb) 2010 Local Organising Committee in the (aaa) 2004-05, (bbb) 2005-06, (ccc) 2006-07, (ddd) 2007-08, (eee) 2008-09, (fff) 2009-10 and (ggg) 2010-11 financial years?

Reply:

We are still trying to source this information as the Bid Company has long winded up its affairs and the information required is not readily available.

03 November 2015 - NW3751

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)With reference to the allocation of the boxing bouts of Boxing South Africa, which province was assigned the boxing bout for 25 September 2015; (2) is the specified province responsible for financing the specified boxing bout; if not, which entity is responsible for financing the specified boxing bout; (3) (a) will the specified boxing bout be televised, (b) who was selected as the promoter of the specified boxing bout and (c) where is the specified promoter based; (4) has the specified promoter previously been selected to promote any boxing bout; if so, (a) which bouts has the specified promoter previously promoted and (b) how has the specified promoter arrange the (i) allocation and (ii) adjudication of the specified boxing bout; (5) has the Eastern Cape been assigned a boxing bout; if not, why not; if so, (a) when was the specified boxing bout scheduled to take place and (b) who is responsible for the allocation of the boxing bouts of Boxing South Africa?

Reply:

We are still trying to source information and consulting with the Boxing South Africa (BSA) on this matter.

20 October 2015 - NW3690

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether, with reference to a certain study regarding South African rugby (details furnished), his department is working closely with the Department of Basic Education in order to ensure that resources are equitably distributed to all schools and that Springbok rugby players do not only come from the so-called elite schools; if not, why not; if so, what steps (a) has his department taken and (b) does his department intend to take in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education to promote and inculcate a culture of sport and rugby from an early age with a view to transforming the sport of rugby, to achieve the ideal of non-racialism and equality in sport and to free the potential of all of its youth?

Reply:

We are still trying to source information and consulting with the Department of Basic Education on this matter and the information required is not readily available

19 October 2015 - NW3074

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) How does (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him define red tape and (b) what (i) specific interventions and /or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) his department and (bbb) the entities reporting to him?

Reply:

a) (i) and (ii)

Complicated or unnecessary processes and procedures which impede or delay service delivery or decision making.

b) Boxing South Africa (BSA) is currently reviewing its standard operating procedures.

South African Institute of Drug free Sport (SAIDS) is experience no red tapes.

14 October 2015 - NW3385

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

With regard to the return of boxing broadcasting to the SA Broadcasting Corporation (a) who allocates the dates for broadcasting the fights and (b) on what bases are these dates allocated; (2) Do promoters of boxing apply for the allocation of certain broadcasting dates; if so ( a) to who do they apply and (b) what are the relevant details of this application process; (3) (a) What was the total cost of the broadcasting rights fees for the boxing matches broadcast from (i) Gauteng on 26 June 2015 and (ii) the Eastern Cape on 24 July 2015 and (b) in respect of each specified case what amount was (i) generated for hosting the specified fights (ii) paid to each of the fighters (iii) paid to the referees and (iv) paid to the match officials?

Reply:

  1. (a) Provincial departments and the National department of Sport and Recreation in instances where the province that is supposed to host does not have the necessary funds.

(b) They use the Supply Chain Management processes.

2.(a) Yes.

(b) BIDs are invited from promoters based in a specific province for that province as per SCM procedures.

07 October 2015 - NW3257

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)​What (a) total amount did his department spend on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) is the total number of trips that were undertaken; (2)what is the total amount that his department spent on (a) accommodation and (b) car rental in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the specified financial year?NW3859E

Reply:

The Department requires additional time to respond to this question as the details required needs sufficient time to collate. The Department of Sport and Recreation has a very small finance Directorate and will not be able to respond to this question within the period allocated to reply to questions.

07 October 2015 - NW3386

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)​(a)(i) What total amount did his department spend on his travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did he undertake between Cape Town and Gauteng in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did his department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for him in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year; (2)(a)(i) what total amount did his department spend on the Deputy Minister’s travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips between Gauteng and Cape Town did the Deputy Minister undertake in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did his department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for the Deputy Minister in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year?NW3890E

Reply:

The Department requires additional time to respond to this question as the details required needs sufficient time to collate. The Department of Sport and Recreation has a very small finance Directorate and will not be able to respond to this question within the period allocated to reply to questions.

07 October 2015 - NW3179

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the MINISTER OF SPOPRT & RECREATION

(a) Whether his department meets the Government’s employment equity target of 2% for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; (b) if not, why not; and (c) what are the relevant details? NW3777E PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION FOR THE MINISTER QUESTION NUMBER 3179 QUESTION 3179 FROM MS LL VAN DER MERWE (IFP) TO THE MINISTER (a)Whether his department meets the Government’s employment equity target of 2% for the employment of persons with disabilities that was set in 2005; (b)if not, why not; and (c)what are the relevant details? NW3777E REPLY (a) No. The Department is currently at 1.4 % of the desired 2% (b)Given the small size of the department, the 2% minimum target is constituted by 3 people. The department had previously been in excess of the 2% target until the resignation of one staff member. The process to ensure compliance through recruitment is currently underway and the department has an Employment Equity Policy and Employment Equity Plan to guide this process. (c)Not applicable.

Reply:

(a) No. The Department is currently at 1.4 % of the desired 2%

(b) Given the small size of the department, the 2% minimum target is constituted by 3 people. The department had previously been in excess of the 2% target until the resignation of one staff member. The process to ensure compliance through recruitment is currently underway and the department has an Employment Equity Policy and Employment Equity Plan to guide this process.

(c) Not applicable.

07 October 2015 - NW3618

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Has he engaged the SA Football Association to address the inequality in match fee payments between Banyana Banyana players and Bafana Bafana players; if not, why not; if so, (a) when did the meetings take place and (b) what were the outcomes of the specified meetings?

Reply:

The Minister has taken notice of the inequity in match fee payments amongst women's and men's national teams. The Departmental Review Committee with the Big 5 sporting bodies (Athletics, Netball, Football, Rugby and Cricket) seeks to address this matter amongst the many issues being looked into. The work includes specific support to support the National Women's teams, improvement of match fees, ring fenced funding for development and tournaments and professionalising the women's sport to attract sponsors. The situation is improving and various tailor made strategies are currently being implemented

07 October 2015 - NW3617

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)​Will his department take steps to recover money that was (a) unethically spent and (b) fraudulently earned by two certain persons during their tenures (names and details furnished) at Boxing South Africa, in light of the findings of the investigations against them; if not, why not; if so, what amounts does his department intend to take steps to recover; (2)when will (a) he advertise the vacancy for the position of Chief Executive Officer of Boxing South Africa, (b)(i) applications for the specified position be assessed and (ii) applicants be interviewed and (c) the specified vacancy be filled?NW4285E

Reply:

The Ministry and Department are not aware of money that was unethically spent and fraudulently earned at Boxing South Africa. The vacancy for CEO has been advertised and the process underway.

07 October 2015 - NW3616

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)​What have the total legal costs been to date in respect of (a) past and concluded and (b) present and ongoing cases between him and/or his department and a certain person (name and details furnished) in respect of (i) defamation of character and (ii) broadcasting rights; (2)what was the outcome of each specified past and concluded case; (3)(a) which legal firms represented his department in each of the specified cases and (b) who are the (i) directors and (ii) partners of each of the specified legal firms?NW4284E

Reply:

The Department is currently sourcing the information required from Boxing South Africa and will reply to the question when all information is available.

07 October 2015 - NW3286

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1)​(a) On what date was a fighting licence issued to the late Phindile Mwelase for her fight on 12 October 2014 with Liz Butler, (b) by which official at Boxing South Africa was the licence issued and (c) what was the position of the official who issued the licence at the time; (2)(a) who are the members of the team appointed to investigate the specified person’s death and (b) from which (i) company or (ii) department were the specified team members appointed; (3)what amount (a) has been budgeted for the investigation of the specified person’s death and (b) has been paid to the investigative team as at 25 August 2015; (4)has the investigative team submitted its (a) preliminary report and (b) final report; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when are the respective deadlines for submission of the specified reports; if so, when did the specified team submit the specified reports?NW4043E

Reply:

The Department is currently sourcing the information required from Boxing South Africa and will reply to the question when all information is available.

07 October 2015 - NW3174

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether the Government is or was in any way involved in the Local Action Committee (LAC) of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup Tournament, the SA Football Association (Safa) and the Diaspora Project; if not, (a) in what way was the Government then involved in the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup Tournament, (b) on what legal grounds was the relationship between the Government and Safa founded and (c) what amount did the Government budget for and spend on the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup Tournament and the eventual hosting of this event; if so, (i) what was or is the legal nature and extent of the Government's involvement in each case, (ii) what were the reasons why the LAC's ordinary members (aa) were never aware of any donations made by South Africa to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and (bb) could not study and approve the LAC's final, audited financial statements for the 2009-10 financial year and (iii) why did the Diaspora Project specifically target the Concacaf for a donation, rather than places in the diaspora where many more Africans are found, such as in the United Kingdom; (2) whether he is aware that none of the LAC's ordinary members (a) were aware of any donations made by South Africa to the Concacaf and (b) were ever able to study and approve the final, audited financial statements of the LAC for the 2009-10 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he is aware that none of Safa's ordinary members knew of any donation made by South Africa to the Concacaf?

Reply:

The government's involvement in the Local Organising Commitee (LOC) has been through Various Cabinet resolutions endorsing SAFA's bid to host the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup and also through its representation on the Board of the LOC by various former Ministers and Deputy Ministers. The Government of the Republic of South Africa had accepted and welcomed the Close out report of the Local Organising Committee as adopted and approved by its board. The highest concentration of Africans in the Diaspora, where Africans are also leading governments is not in the UK but the Carribean.