Questions and Replies

28 March 2019 - NW182

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What are the details of the process followed to appoint a Ranamane Mokalane Incorporated to represent Metrorail in the matter between Mukoma Technologies and Metrorail in the High Court of South Africa, case number 47482/2009 dated 30 January 2017, (b) what are the names of other legal representatives that were considered, (c) on what date was the specified representative appointed, (d) what amount has been paid by Metrorail to the representative to date, (e) in what number of cases has the specified representative represented Metrorail and (f) what was the outcome in each case; (2) whether Metrorail verified the registration details of the specified representative; if not, why not; if so, what are the registration details of the representative; (3) whether Metrorail conducted a background check on the specified representative before appointing it; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the (a) process and (b) outcome; (4) whether the specified representative still represents Metrorail?

Reply:

1. (a) The panel of attorneys was appointed through an open tender process. Once the panel is constituted, work is allocated to the lawyers and the attempt is made to ensure that work is allocated to attorneys in a fair and equitable manner that ensures attorneys are briefed according to their strengths, expertise and experience.

(b) The entire panel is considered when a new instruction is received.

(c) The specific representative was first appointed in 2006 to represent PRASA in the Rail and Road Assessing / Mkhonza matter. In 2009 the representative was appointed to represent PRASA in the Mukoma Technologies matter.

(d) The total amount paid to Ranamane Mokalane to date, amounts to R10,116,561-32.

(e) See table below.

(f) See table below.

Name of Counterparty / Nature of matter

Brief synopsis of the issues in dispute

Status of the matter

Rail & Road Assessing (“RRA”)

Claim for alleged professional services rendered and not paid for in the amount of R3 466 000.00

Matter currently pending before South Gauteng High Court – this matter was placed on the roll and later removed after the plaintiff (RRA) failed to produce documents that it was required to produce at the hearing of the matter and that were required to properly assess RRA’s claim. Because of this failure, the matter was removed from the roll.

Mukoma Technologies (“MT”)

MT was engaged to repair, service, maintain and install CCTV cameras at various train stations on an as-and-when basis. MT has claimed for loss of earnings in the amount of R27 353 474.90

The court of first instance found against MT and granted leave to appeal to the full bench. The full bench denied the appeal. The application for leave to appeal is currently before the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Department of Public Works

PRASA is the plaintiff in this matter and it relates to services rendered to the Department of Public Works. PRASA is claiming R24mil

Matter currently pending before the South Gauteng High Court and the parties are engaging in settlement negotiations

Internal disciplinary hearing for employees alleged to have been engaged in jobs-for-sale

Ranamane Mokalane Attorneys are acting as initiators in these proceedings

Two of the matters have been finalised. Three other matters are nearing finalisation

2. One of the requirements for attorneys to be placed on the PRASA panel of lawyers is a fidelity fund certificate issued by the relevant office of the law society. In this case, the firm had a fidelity fund certificate at the time of appointment.

3. Refer to (2) above.

4. PRASA is still represented by Ranamane Mokalane Attorneys and the attorney working on the matters is Mr Grayne Sekhasimbe. On 12 March 2019, PRASA learned that a criminal charge of fraud has been laid against Mr Grayne Sekhasimbe. This is viewed in a serious light by PRASA. PRASA has started engagements with the necessary persons, including the investigating officer in the case to ensure that PRASA’s rights are not imperilled. PRASA will take a decision on the relationship with Ranamane Mokalane Attorneys and Mr Grayne Sekhasimbe by 20 March 2019.

28 March 2019 - NW679

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why has SSL certification of certain websites (names furnished) lapsed, (b)(i) what is the name of the person who is responsible in this regard and (ii) why has this person not addressed the specified matter on time, (c) on what date will this matter be addressed and (d) what processes, procedures and mechanisms are in place to ensure that this is not repeated in future?

Reply:

RTMC

a) www.rtmc.co.za

The client server encryption was not implemented to this web service as this is purely an information website and no login services are present.  Any available documents to download have to be completed and forwarded per mail and not uploaded to the website itself, which could compromise confidential information.  The RTMC is currently upgrading the website to a latest content management platform and is in possession of a verified wildcard SSL certificate if the need arises to implement on this web service.

www.aarto.gov.za

The aarto.gov.za web service also corresponds to an informational website apart from the service querying fines and submitting elective options to the National Contravention Register (NCR).  The NCR functionality has been implemented using SSL within an iframe running within the web service to eliminate any confidential information being sent across the internet unencrypted. 

b) (i) & (ii) The RTMC manages the www.aarto.gov.za. As per following link https://knowledge.digicert.com/alerts/ALERT2562.html the SSL certificate expired due to a discrepancy between the governing bodies with regard to SSL certification of SSL Certificates. A delay was experienced in reissuing the new SSL Certificate free of charge as the Certificate Authority did not recognize the Corporation as the owner due to the fact that the certificate was procured by the erstwhile NaTIS Contractor. The details have since been updated.

c) The matter has been addressed already and certificates have been replaced.

d) The RTMC ordinarily tracks the expiry of the certificates and follows internal processes to ensure the service is not interrupted. In this instance the SSL certificate did not expire by ordinary effluxion of time but was no longer recognized. The Corporation has implemented a process to monitor the recognition status of all SSL certificates monthly to proactively react to any possible disruptions.

RTIA

a) www.rtia.co.za

The RTIA website has never lapsed.

b) (c) (d) Not applicable

28 March 2019 - NW559

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What investments have been made in each month by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) what was the nature of each investment, (c) why was each investment made in each case, (d) what were the projected returns in each case, (e) who represented the department or entity when negotiating the investments, (f) on what date was each investment made and (g) what returns have been enjoyed to date in each case?

Reply:

Department

a) (i) Department did not make any investment with the Venda Building Society of Bank

(aa) (bb) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) Not applicable

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

ACSA has not made any investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

(a) No, the (ii) CBRTA has not made investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, consequently questions (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are not applicable.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(a) No, the (ii) RAF has not made investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, consequently questions (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are not applicable.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

(a) No, the (ii) RTIA has not made investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, consequently questions (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are not applicable

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

(a) No, the (ii) RTMC has not made investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, consequently questions (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are not applicable

South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

(a) No, the (ii) SANRAL has not made investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, consequently questions (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) are not applicable

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. ATNS has never invested any funds with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank
  2. Not applicable
  3. Not applicable
  4. Not applicable
  5. Not applicable
  6. Not applicable
  7. Not applicable

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

a) (i) Not applicable. (a) (ii), (aa) and (bb) and (b), (c), (d),(e), (f) and (g) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has not made any investments in the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA):

a) (ii) The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa did not make any investments with the Venda Building Society Bank.

(aa) Not applicable.

(bb) Not applicable.

b) Not applicable.

c) Not applicable.

d) Not applicable.

e) Not applicable.

f) Not applicable.

g) Not applicable.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR):

a) (ii) The Railway Safety Regulator did not make any investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank.

(aa) Not applicable.

(bb) Not applicable.

b) Not applicable.

c) Not applicable.

d) Not applicable.

e) Not applicable.

f) Not applicable.

g) Not applicable.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

a) (ii) The Ports Regulator has never made any investments with Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 01 April 2018.

  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. N/A

South Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

SAMSA has never invested in the Venda Building Society Bank.

(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g) Not applicable

27 March 2019 - NW762

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

((a) On what grounds has he found was the application of a certain person (name and details furnished) for permanent residence rejected and (b) under what conditions would his department reconsider its decision?

Reply:

I have been informed by my Department as follows:

The reference provided, PTACOD01200309, is not a source of reference used by, or within, the Department of Home Affairs. The Names and Surname provided, unaccompanied by other personal details cannot be utilised to obtain any information from the Department’s systems. Neither the Movement Control System nor the Visa Adjudication System can retrieve any permanent residence application using the information provided. As such, the Department is not able to verify such an application for Permanent Residence was ever submitted or received by Home Affairs.

It is requested that should additional information related to the application be available such as date of birth, passport number and full personal details, that such information be provided to the Department for further investigation.

27 March 2019 - NW292

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her and (b) what number of the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

a) (i) One tender briefing was held in 2018 by (i) the Department of Basic Education and it was compulsory.

b) One compulsory briefing session.

UMALUSI

a) (ii) Umalusi conducted four (4) tender briefings in the period 1 April 2018 to date.

b) All four (4) tender briefings were compulsory.

SACE

a) (ii) The South African Council for Educators never held any tender briefing during 2018.

b) No briefing was held and non were compulsory.

27 March 2019 - NW577

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)Whether the 2018 National Senior Certificate Business Studies examination paper was remarked nationally or only in specific provinces; (2) whether (a) her department and/or (b) provincial departments of education requested the remarking of the Business Studies examination; if so, what are the relevant details; if not, (3) whether individual requests for remarking were made; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The 2018 NSC Business Studies, as with all other subjects, are remarked by all nine (9) Provincial Education Departments and not remarked nationally or in specific provinces. Only in the case of the selected subjects that were marked centrally by the DBE, was the remark also done centrally by the DBE.

2. The remark process is an appeal process that can be utilised by any candidate who wants to confirm his/her marks in the written examination. As such, it is the candidates and not the DBE or the Provincial Education Departments that request the remarking. Candidates are also allowed to request a re-check of their scripts and they could further request to view their scripts after the remark request has been processed.

3. Individual requests for remarking of Business Studies were made. There were a total of 6685 individual requests for the remark of Business Studies that were made.

 

27 March 2019 - NW579

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What number of (a) learners between the ages of 9 and 14 years old fell pregnant in the past five academic years and (b) the specified learners returned to continue schooling after giving birth?

Reply:

(a) (b)

Please note that the question has been referred to Provincial Education Departments (PEDs). The information will be provided as soon as received from PEDs.

27 March 2019 - NW578

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether she has found that educators who are not members of teachers’ unions are disqualified from consideration to become markers of National Senior Certificate examinations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

All educators that have the appropriate qualification and the relevant grade 12 teaching experience are eligible to apply to mark. Markers are then selected in terms of the criteria listed in the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM).

Membership to a Teacher Union is not a criterion for appointment as a marker and no educator has ever been disqualified from the selection process due non-membership to a Teacher Union.

27 March 2019 - NW703

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) his deputy and/or former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have been informed by my Department as follows:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(i)(ii)(aa)(aaa) No Vehicles were purchased for the Minister in the 2016/2017 financial year.

(a)(b)(c)(d)(i)(aa)(bbb) (a) Lexus (b) RX 350 EX (c) R815 660.88 (d) September 2017 (bbb) 2017-18 financial year.

(a)(b)(c)(d)(i)(aa)(bbb) AUDI (b) Q7 3.0 TDi, (c) R847 676.64 (d) September 2017 (bbb) 2017-18 financial year.

a)(b)(c)(d)(ii)(aa)(bb) (a) No Vehicles were purchased for the Minister since 01 April 2018

(a)(b)(c)(d)(ii)(aa)(aaa)(bbb)(bb) No Vehicles were purchased for the Deputy Minister in the 2016/2017, 2017/2018 financial years and since 01 April 2018.

27 March 2019 - NW735

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What amount has the Electoral Commission spent on cyber security for the 2019 elections and (b) what human resources are allocated solely towards cyber security for the 2019 elections?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

(a) The cyber security plans and operations for elections are unfolding in line with the Electoral Commission’s preparations for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections. However, given the security nature of the cyber security operations and their impact on elections, the Electoral Commission is unable to disclose the requested details at this point. The Electoral Commission will be publishing these details immediately after elections as part of the statutory Election Report.

(b) same as (a) above.

26 March 2019 - NW531

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What number of teachers graduated from each of the country’s institutions of higher learning in 2018?

Reply:

The universities start identifying their graduates for the 2018 academic year once all the supplementary and postgraduate examinations have been completed. Thereafter they will commence with the auditing of this data. The 2018 audited Higher Education Information Management System (HEMIS) data from all 26 public universities is due at the end of July 2019. The audit reports will be checked and data verified by the end of October 2019. Verified graduate data for the 2018 academic year will only be available in November 2019.

26 March 2019 - NW751

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, in light of the current water consumption rates, his department commissioned any study to determine whether the country will have enough water to sustain the population, economic growth and development by (a) 2050, (b) 2075 and (c) 2100; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the findings of the study?

Reply:

a) The Department undertakes various planning studies over 25-year horizons, including the period to 2050 to ensure water security for the country. Such studies include (i) Water Availability Assessment Studies (WAAS), which generate base input information for planning, (ii) long term water resource reconciliation planning studies for large and small demand centres, and (iii) catchment-based studies. These planning studies culminate in strategies that address water needs for the country, which are then continuously monitored and updated every 3 to 5 years to ensure that they remain current and relevant. The outputs of the studies inform the National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS), the instrument by which the minister gives effect to the National Water Act, as well as the master plans that emanate from the NWRS. The studies are available on the DWS website, at http://www6.dwa.gov.za/iwrp/projects.aspx..

(b) and (c)

For the perspectives 2075 to 2100, the planning horizon is longer, and this is accompanied by a high degree of uncertainty. The studies conducted as mentioned in (a) above provide indicative directions of strategies for the country’s water security, which are continuously firmed up on a progressive basis to make them dynamic high level water resource plans that address uncertainty.

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26 March 2019 - NW569

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) On what date was the Rand Water project, Palmiet RW-06, started and (b) what (i) still needs to be done before the project is completed, (ii) are the reasons that the project has stalled for over a year and (iii) is the expected completion date; (2) (a) what (i) is the expenditure to date and (ii) was the original costing of the project, (b) who were the contractors and consultants on the original project, (c) who is contracted to complete the project and (d) what penalties have been requested and paid?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Rand Water project Palmiet RW-06 started in March 2014.

(1)(b)(i) The overall project is currently 90% complete. The overall scope of work for this project is the construction of a 15km pipeline and the portion now to be completed is approximately 700m which includes pipelaying together with the associated concrete chambers. Thereafter tie-ins/cross connections of the entire 15km pipeline will be constructed and this is dependent on the shutdowns.

(1)(b)(ii) The project experienced challenges which were beyond Rand Water and the service provider’s control as follows:

  • All service providers experienced unsuitable ground conditions which included excessive rock and a high water table. These conditions were not predetermined and as such had to be decided upon within the project time lines which then resulted into delays.
  • During implementation, the pipeline route had to be changed to accommodate third party requirements (i.e. restrictions related to working within the vicinity of high voltage ESKOM powerlines and late approval of Water Use Licence (WULA) by the department). This added in the delays experienced by the project.

(1)(b)(iii) The expected completion date is April 2020.

(2)(a)(i) The expenditure to date is R597 396 518.29 excluding Vat.

(2)(a)(ii) The original costing of the project was R668 556 000.00 excluding Vat.

(2)(b) The contractors and consultants on the original project where the following:

Contractors:

  • M&D Construction Group (Portion A pipe laying – 8km)
  • Lubbe Construction (Pty) Ltd (Portion B pipe laying – 7km)
  • Esor / SBM Joint Venture (Portion B pipe jacking)
  • Mapitsi Civil Works (Portion A pipe jacking).

Consultants:

  • Jeffares and Green (Pty) Ltd.

(2)(c) The service providers listed in question (2)(b) above are all contracted to complete the project. Lubbe Construction (Pty) Ltd is currently completing their scope of work on portion B where they are left with 700m of pipelaying against the scope work of 7km.

(2)(d) Penalties have been applied and are being progressively deducted for all contractor delays.

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26 March 2019 - NW812

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

Are any microchips produced in the Republic; if so, (a) where are the microchips produced, (b) what is the value of microchips produced and (c) what number of people are employed in the production process?

Reply:

Microchips are produced mainly in Asia and the United States for the global market by companies such as Samsung, Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing company. Due to economies of scale considerations, coupled with the quantum of investment required, the capability and the capacity to produce microchips anywhere else in the world is limited. There are therefore no microchips produced in the Republic.

26 March 2019 - NW813

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

Whether any computer parts are produced in the Republic; if so, (a) what computer parts are produced in the Republic, (b) where are the computer parts produced, (c) what is the value of computer parts produced and (d) what number of people are employed in the production process?

Reply:

Even though South Africa has capabilities in computer manufacturing, the Intellectual Property (IP) rests with the Original Equipment Manufacturers, all of which are foreign. Companies which are involved in computer manufacturing are mainly involved in assembly and contract manufacturing. There is a huge downstream opportunity in the value chain for some parts which could be sourced from local manufacturers for components which make up a computer. For example, the casings are made of plastic which could be sourced locally.

26 March 2019 - NW402

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Mthethwa, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What measures will he put in place to curb the scourge of young men losing their lives while undergoing cultural circumcision, especially in the Eastern Cape?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

26 March 2019 - NW106

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the reply to question 3753 of 12 December 2018, what number of sewerage processing plants (a) were inspected since 1 July to 30 September 2018 and (b) passed the inspection; (2) what number of sewerage processing plants (a) were inspected during (i) 1 January to 31 March 2018, (ii) 1 April to 30 June 2018 and (iii) 1 October to 31 December 2018 and (b)(i) failed and (ii) passed the inspection; (3) with reference to the letter in Annexure B, did the Siyathemba Local Municipality make written representation to his department within the 14-day period providing no compelling reasons for his department not to exercise its powers; if so, what reasons were given; (4) what number of municipalities were given non-compliance letters?

Reply:

(1)(a) The number of sewerage processing plants inspected in relation to question 3573 of 12 December 2018 is a total of forty three (43) see attached Annexure A.

(1)(b) The Inspections referred to are conducted to determine functionality and treatment efficacy of the sewerage processing plants. During the inspections the Inspector looks for any deficiencies in the process and if any are encountered the Inspector makes recommendations for implementation by the Water Services Authorities.

(2)(a)(i) A total of 114 sewerage processing plans were inspected January to March 2018 see attached Annexure A.

(2)(a)(ii) A total of 82 sewerage processing plans were inspected 1 April to June 2018 see attached Annexure A.

(2)(a)(ii) A total of 76 sewerage processing plans were inspected 1 October to 31 December 2018 see attached Annexure A.

(2)(b)(i) Please refer to response in (1)(b).

(2)(b)(ii) Please refer to response in (1)(b).

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(2)(a) Refer to Annexure A.

(2)(b)(i) Please refer to response in (1)(b).

(2)(b)(ii) Please refer to response in (1)(b).

(3) Yes, a written representation from the Siyathemba Municipality was received by the Department’s Northern Cape Regional office within the 14 days. The action plan has time frames and responsible personnel which will enable the Department to monitor progress. Requesting the Honourable Member to refer to Annexure B for details.

(4) A total of thirty two (32) municipalities were given non-compliance letters up to the third quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year and two (2) of these were issued with court interdicts, however these notices are not as a result of the above mentioned inspections. The notices were issued following complaints of pollution received by the Department’s Provincial Operations.

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26 March 2019 - NW116

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Chance, Mr R to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Finance to question 3424 on 18 December 2018, accounting officers of government departments faced (a) criminal and/or (b) disciplinary actions related to the late payments of suppliers (i) in the (aa) 2016-17 and/or (bb) 2017-18 financial years and/or (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the (aaa) relevant details and (bbb) outcomes of any disciplinary action or criminal prosecution taken in each case?

Reply:

With regard to Accounting Officers of government departments who are facing, (a) Criminal and/or (b) Disciplinary actions in relation to the late payments of suppliers (i) in the (aa) 2016-17 and/or (bb) 2017-18 financial years and/or (ii) since 1 April 2018, the DPME unfortunately do not collect such information and are not able to report on this. The National Treasury would be the appropriate department to answer this question.

 

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

26 March 2019 - NW629

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Energy

Who are the 10 highest: a) single shareholders; and b) debt providers in terms of (i) percentage and (ii) Rand value for each of the Independent Power Producer Bid Windows?

Reply:

In response to (a)(i) and (a)(ii), as at Financial Close the 10 highest shareholders in terms of percentage and Rand value for each of the Independent Power Producer Bid Windows are provided in the tables below:

As at Financial Close in 2012/13

   

BID WINDOW1 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for Bid Window

Abengoa

1 724 186 858

12.41%

Globeleq

1 210 081 705

8.71%

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

980 419 978

7.06%

Old Mutual

784 701 741

5.65%

Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF)

764 647 675

5.50%

Oakleaf Investment Holdings 83 (Pty) Ltd

640 295 147

4.61%

Pele Green

539 291 875

3.88%

African Infrastructure Investment Fund

534 755 267

3.85%

Thebe Group

447 406 182

3.22%

Newshelf 1152 (Pty) Ltd [Kaxu Community Trust]

390 625 415

2.81%

Total Equity for Bid Window

13 893 807 469

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2013/14

   

BID WINDOW2 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for Bid Window

Cennergi (Pty) Ltd

1 293 946 054

15.25%

Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF)

703 139 811

8.29%

Acciona Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd

702 087 913

8.27%

ACWA

601 200 000

7.09%

Scatec

395 156 598

4.66%

Innowind (Pty) Ltd

339 719 987

4.00%

Royal Bafokeng Holdings

320 991 013

3.78%

Globeleq

278 948 194

3.29%

Nehawu Investment Holdings

278 948 194

3.29%

GSEATSA (GDF SUEZ Energy Asia Turkey & Southern Africa B.V)

209 150 271

2.47%

Total Equity for Bid Window

8 484 640 803

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2014/15

   

BID WINDOW3 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for Bid Window

Enel

5 198 996 899

27.66%

Lekela Power

1 449 624 347

7.71%

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

1 094 745 135

5.82%

Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF)

1 031 902 826

5.49%

Xina CSP South Africa (Pty) Ltd

1 020 159 759

5.43%

Gibson Bay Wind Farm Community Trust SPV (RF) (Pty) Ltd)

914 580 498

4.87%

Royal Bafokeng Holdings

765 341 182

4.07%

Longyuan South Africa Renewables (Pty) Ltd

745 279 034

3.96%

Grazigystix (Pty) Ltd

521 822 946

2.78%

Pele Green

510 961 026

2.72%

Total Equity for Bid Window

18 796 756 378

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2016/17[1]

   

BID WINDOW3.5 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for Bid Window

ENGIE Global Developments B.V. (EDV) (33161737)

1 738 966 649

28.93%

Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF)

954 920 103

15.89%

ACWA

848 964 953

14.12%

Subrotouch (SIOC Community Development Trust)

448 187 281

7.46%

Lereko Metier REIPPP Fund Trust

412 332 298

6.86%

CEF (SOC) Ltd

363 842 123

6.05%

Investec Bank Limited

268 912 368

4.47%

Solar Reserve

254 689 486

4.24%

Pele Green

242 561 415

4.04%

Kathu Local Community Trust

89 637 456

1.49%

Total Equity for Bid Window

6 011 112 396

 

 

As at Financial Close in 2018/19

   

BID WINDOW4 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for Bid Window

Enel

2 083 686 489

16.58%

Old Mutual

1 049 847 382

8.35%

BTSA Netherland Cooperatie U.A. (Biotherm)

1 014 275 889

8.07%

Pele Green

961 712 960

7.65%

H1 Holding

912 439 031

7.26%

Lekela Power

897 924 503

7.14%

Brezza Africana (RF) (PTY) LTD

682 396 348

5.43%

Scatec

634 065 319

5.04%

Thebe Group

633 922 430

5.04%

Elawan Energy S.L (Gestamp)

385 125 628

3.06%

Total Equity for Bid Window

12 569 964 925

 

In response to b(i) and b(ii), as at Financial Close the 10 highest debt providers in terms of percentage and Rand value for each of the Independent Power Producer Bid Windows are provided in the tables below:

As at Financial Close in 2012/13

   

BID WINDOW1 10 Highest Debt Providers

 

 

Lender Name

Debt Amount (ZAR)

Debt Amount as a % of Total Debt for Bid Window

Standard Bank

8 237 096 287

23.31%

First Rand

7 895 318 954

22.34%

DBSA

4 281 916 770

12.12%

Nedbank

4 067 376 148

11.51%

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

2 670 049 828

7.55%

ABSA

2 571 099 743

7.27%

Futuregrowth Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

1 575 182 997

4.46%

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

1 536 352 143

4.35%

European Investment Bank (EIB)

559 997 010

1.58%

Old Mutual Specialised Finance (Pty) Ltd

429 666 347

1.22%

Total Debt for Bid Window

35 342 134 277

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2013/14

   

BID WINDOW2 10 Highest Debt Providers

 

 

Lender Name

Debt Amount (ZAR)

Debt Amount as a % of Total Debt for Bid Window

Standard Bank

5 432 949 856

21.83%

Nedbank

5 039 054 480

20.25%

First Rand

2 843 107 340

11.43%

Investec

2 773 188 458

11.14%

ABSA

2 519 159 962

10.12%

OPIC

1 856 142 000

7.46%

IDC

1 770 061 231

7.11%

IFC

1 002 696 553

4.03%

ACWA Power Africa Holding Proprietary Limited

593 851 725

2.39%

Futuregrowth Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

580 136 986

2.33%

Total Debt for Bid Window

24 882 921 841

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2014/15

   

BID WINDOW3 10 Highest Debt Providers

 

 

Lender Name

Debt Amount (ZAR)

Debt Amount as a % of Total Debt for Bid Window

ABSA

7 760 452 670

26.37%

Nedbank

6 357 378 727

21.60%

DBSA

4 010 761 713

13.63%

IDC

3 961 310 502

13.46%

First Rand

2 247 899 802

7.64%

Standard Bank

1 828 866 461

6.21%

AfDB

1 377 175 767

4.68%

Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

599 997 500

2.04%

Investec

527 905 939

1.79%

IFC

455 418 678

1.55%

Total Debt for Bid Window

29 427 167 759

 

As at Financial Close in 2016/17[2]

   

BID WINDOW3.5 10 Highest Debt Providers

 

 

Lender Name

Debt Amount (ZAR)

Debt Amount as a % of Total Debt for Bid Window

Nedbank

3 151 216 167

21.35%

First Rand

2 000 000 000

13.55%

Investec

1 596 057 123

10.81%

ABSA

1 593 984 531

10.80%

DBSA

1 524 904 751

10.33%

Standard Bank

1 500 000 000

10.16%

KfW IPEX Bank

972 000 000

6.58%

IFC

709 920 000

4.81%

Credit Agricole

493 000 000

3.34%

Natixis

493 000 000

3.34%

Total Debt for Bid Window

14 760 963 517

 

     

As at Financial Close in 2018/19

   

BID WINDOW4 10 Highest Debt Providers

 

 

Lender Name

Debt Amount (ZAR)

Debt Amount as a % of Total Debt for Bid Window

ABSA

11 694 541 538

27.71%

Nedbank

10 118 303 081

23.97%

DBSA

3 903 391 534

9.25%

Standard Bank

3 840 688 425

9.10%

Old Mutual Specialised Finance (Pty) Ltd

3 681 073 341

8.72%

First Rand

2 938 683 301

6.96%

Vantage

2 561 333 993

6.07%

Investec

713 611 516

1.69%

Liberty Group Limited

600 000 000

1.42%

Sanlam Capital Markets Ltd

600 000 000

1.42%

Total Debt for Bid Window

42 209 452 546

 

  1. The last remaining BW3.5 project Redstone has not reached Financial Close and is expected to reach Financial Close in Apr 2019. Until FC is reached, only Bid Submission figures are available.

  2. The last remaining BW3.5 project Redstone has not reached Financial Close and is expected to reach Financial Close in Apr 2019. Until FC is reached only Bid Submission figures are available.

26 March 2019 - NW698

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the Minister of Energy

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and the former minister and (ii) the former deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(i) Minister

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Price

  1. Date of Purchase

(aaa) 2016/2017

(bbb) 2017/2018

(bb)

Since 1 April 2018

Audi A-8

(Inherited from the former Minister)

2017

R 970,161,66

August 2017

N/A

2017/2018

N/A

 

(ii) Former Deputy Minister

Audi Q-7

2018

R 1,039,954.74

March 2018

N/A

2017/2018

N/A

 

26 March 2019 - NW494

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) qualification and (b) total number of artisans employed by each water board?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the list of qualifications and number of artisans employed by each water board.

Entity

(a) Qualification

(b) Total number of artisan

Amatola Water

Artisan Building work

4

 

Artisan Electrical

6

 

Artisan Fitter and Turner

11

 

Artisan Instrumental

2

 

Artisan Mechanical

4

 

Artisan Millwright

1

 

Artisan Plumber

4

 

Artisan Welder

1

Bloem Water

Artisan Electrical

5

 

Artisan Mechanical

12

 

Artisan Civil

2

 

Artisan Instrumental

4

Lepelle Northern Water

Fitter, Electrician and Motor Mechanic; Maintenance Officers; Instrumentation Technicians

56

Magalies Water

N4 Electrical Engineering

14

 

N4 Electrical Engineering

 
 

N6 Electrical Engineering

 
 

National Technical Certificate 4

 
 

Grade 12

 
 

ND Electrical Engineering

 
 

N3 Electrical Engineering

 
 

N6 Electrical Engineering

 
 

N3 Mechanical Engineering

 
 

N4 Mechanical Engineering

 
 

N5 Mechanical Engineering

 
 

ND Mechanical Engineering

 
 

N3 Mechanical Engineering

 
 

N2 Mechanical Engineering

 

Mhlathuze Water

Trade Test Instrument Mechanic; National Diploma: Electrical Engineering; Trade Test Boiler Maker; Trade Test Electrician; Trade Test Fitter; Trade Test Millwright; Trade Test Plumber; Trade Test Welder

26

Overberg Water

None in terms of the qualification specified

9

Rand Water

Dry Trades Electricians

Filters and Turners

Instrument Mechanicals

Millwrights

Motor Mechanics

Telephone Electrician

Welders

163

 

Wet Trades

Painters

Plumbers

39

Sedibeng Water

N3 – N6 Certificates

43

 

National Diploma

 

Umgeni Water

Matric; N2 plus Trade Test (Electrical, Civil, Mechanic, Boilermaking, Instruments)

79

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26 March 2019 - NW818

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Since his reply to question 1791 on 14 August 2018, how many households currently use bucket toilets?

Reply:

The following beneficiary towns (see table below) from the Bucket Eradication Programme are still using bucket toilets as the construction of bulk infrastructure that will allow toilets to flush are currently in process.

 

PROVINCE

LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

BUCKET ERADICATION TOWN

TOILETS NOT YET FLUSHING

Free State Province

Setsoto

Ficksburg

218

   

Senekal

2,435

   

Clocolan

3,379

 

Nketoana

Arlington

1,192

   

PetrusSteyn

960

   

Reitz

739

 

Tokologo

Dealesville

1,279

Northern Cape Province

Siyancuma

Griekwastad

387

   

Campbell

596

 

Tsantsabane

Maranteng

134

   

Postdene

149

 

Sol Plaatjie

Motswedimosa

656

   

Fraser Moleketi

97

TOTAL:

 

12 221

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26 March 2019 - NW189

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether any investigations have been conducted into the continuing sewerage overflow at 25 Quinine Street, Glen Marais, Kempton Park; if not, (a) what steps will be taken to resolve the matter, (b) by what date will the specified matter be resolved, (c) what is the estimated cost, (d) what number of complaints has the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council received regarding the matter and (e) why was the matter not resolved earlier given the number of complaints; if so, will he furnish Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the findings of the specified investigation?

Reply:

According to information received by the department from the City of Ekurhuleni, findings of an investigation were that the sewerage overflow is as results of storm water ingress, especially when it is raining. Furthermore, building owners in the area have connected rain water gutters and are channelling storm water into sewer lines; which worsened the problem.

a) To resolve the problem at 60 Quinine Street specifically, the CoE has already installed non-return valves to prevent the backflow into the house. The plan is to install valves at all the other properties affected by overflows and back flows in the aftermath of rain.

The City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) is planning to send building inspectors who will assist in investigating illegal connections to the municipal sewer system. Furthermore, the CoE, through its Water and Sanitation Division, will facilitate the disconnection of all illegal connection pipes and also install non-return valves at critical affected areas.

For further information relating to (b), (c), (d) and (e); the Honourable Member is requested to refer the questions to the Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) who will be in a better position to respond to specific details relating to the timelines to resolve the problem, costs and the number of complaints received by the Municipality with regard to this matter.

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26 March 2019 - NW236

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Did her Office cancel the Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT); if so, why; (2) (a) what amount has been spent on the MPAT and (b) can this spending be considered wasteful expenditure; (3) has she found that the MPAT has produced the desired results since its implementation; if not why not; if so, what were the specified results?

Reply:

(1) No, my office did not cancel the Management Performance Assessment Tool.

(2)(a)

Year

Cost

2012

561 742,13

2013

633 305,13

2014

790 075,57

2015

470 142,25

2016

325 136,77

Grand Total

2 780 401,85

(2)(b) No, this cannot be considered as wasteful expenditure.

(3) Indeed the tool has achieved its objectives, management practices have improved across the public service. Through 40 case studies documented, departments have the opportunity to draw key lessons and improve their working environment. This maturity and institutionalisation is at a strong basis with which MPAT can move forward to measure capabilities and performance.

 

 

   

Approved

Not

Approved

Approved

as amended

   

Comment:

Dr NC Dlamini-Zuma

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

   

Date:

   

26 March 2019 - NW819

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to goods imported from Israel, how is his department able to differentiate between goods produced in the occupied territories and those that are not?

Reply:

Response from the NCC:

1. In terms of Notice 380 of 2013 published in Government Gazette No: 36364, on 12 April 2013:

(i) In terms of Section 24 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008,:

a) No persons may apply a trade description to any goods that is likely to mislead a consumer;

b) The producer or importer of goods must apply trade descriptions disclosing the country of origin of the goods and any prescribed information;

c) An importer, producer, retailer or supplier in RSA must label Israeli goods that emanate from East Jerusalem, Gaza and West Bank as emanating from these areas as “Israeli Goods”

d) The labels must be permanent, legible and conspicuous.

26 March 2019 - NW405

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the status of the intervention in terms of section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in the administration of the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW620

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps does his department or the Government intend to take in order to arrest the collapse of the Msunduzi Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW639

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) location and (b) capacity of each privately owned dam in the country?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A for the dams with location and capacity where the information was supplied in full.

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25 March 2019 - NW574

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) total number of trucks are currently being used to deliver coal to Eskom’s coal power stations and (b) number of trucks deliver coal to each coal power station that receives coal delivery by road; (2) how long does it take to (a) pick up, (b) transport and (c) deliver coal by truck for each specified coal power station; (3) what is the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by road and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by road to each coal power station?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW692

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018? (NW815E)

Reply:

The Honourable Member will appreciate the fact that there is so much to be done to better the lives of our people. When honourable Members ask exactly the same question that was asked by another honourable Member from the same Caucus and it was responded to, I find it unacceptable.

Exactly the same question was asked by Honourable Walters of the Democratic Alliance in 2017. It was question number 347 and I responded to that question, nothing has changed.

25 March 2019 - NW676

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service Administration

What is the total number of members of the Senior Management Service in each provincial department who were involved in doing business with Government (a) in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

Verification process of the number of employees in the respective provincial government departments is at an advance stages of completion.

25 March 2019 - NW642

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) number of aircraft are in the SA Airways fleet and (b)(i) is the model and (ii) capacity of each aircraft; (2) whether any aircraft in the SA Airways fleet is rented; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW768E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

 

SAA Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

A319

7

120 seats

7 Leased

A320

10

138 seats

10 Leased

A330-200

6

222 seats

6 Leased

A330-300

5

249 seats

5 Leased

A340-300

8

253 seats

3 Leased and 5 owned

A340-600

7

317 seats

3 Leased and 4 owned

B737-300 Freighters

3

Cargo aircraft

3 Leased

 

 

Mango Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

B737-800

14

186 seats

14 Leased

 

25 March 2019 - NW641

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any capacity to extract oil or natural gas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW575

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What was the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to Eskom’s coal power stations (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to each coal power station in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW701

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

No vehicle was purchased for me nor for the Deputy Minister during the periods 2016-17 and 2017-18 or since 1 April 2018.

END.

25 March 2019 - NW615

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With reference to the more than 280 title deeds that were handed to the Tswelopele Local Municipality by attorneys in May 2017 in the names of various beneficiaries, (a) what is the number of title deeds that have thus far been handed out to beneficiaries, (b) what happened to the other outstanding title deeds, (c) why has the process taken so long, (d) by what date can this process be envisaged to be completed and (e) why did 30 residents have to protest before receiving their title deeds in Ward 7; (2) do the specified 30 title deeds form part of the title deeds that were received in May 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW650

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location and (b) completion date of each clinic that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regar

LOCATION

COMPLETION DATE

Province

District Municipality

Facility Name

Project Name

Estimated Project End  Date

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Meje CHC

Meje CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC, site works & services

2021/08/16

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

Nyaniso CHC

Nyaniso CHC Phase 2: Construction of CHC and External Services.

2020/11/19

Eastern Cape (EC)

Amatole (DC12)

Hamburg Clinic Replacement, Alexandria (Amathole DM)

Construction of a new clinic, staff accommodation, guard house, fencing, parking and walkways.

2019/09/25

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Isikhoba Satellite Clinic

Isikhoba Clinic in Ngcobo Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Nkwenkwana Clinic

Nkwenkwana Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic

2019/11/01

Eastern Cape (EC)

Chris Hani (DC13)

Qebe Clinic

Qebe Clinic in Ngcobo : Replacement of existing Clinic

2019/06/26

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Bumbane Clinic

Bumbane Clinic - New Clinic and Nurses Residential Houses

2019/12/15

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Flagstaff Clinic

Construction of new Community Health Centre building, including associated site works and bulk services.

2021/09/30

Eastern Cape (EC)

O.R.Tambo (DC15)

Kambi Clinic

Khambi Clinic - New Replacement Clinic and Staff Accommodation

2019/06/28

Free State (FS)

Xhariep (DC16)

Rouxville Clinic

Construction of New Rouxville Clinic

2024/04/05

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Boikhutsong CHC

Boikhutsong CDC- Conversion of CHC into new CDC

2021/05/29

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Dewagensdrift Clinic

Dewagensdrift New Clinic Construction of new Clinic- ID

2019/07/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Kekanastad Clinic

Kekanastad Clinic Construction of new clinic

2020/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

City of Tshwane (TSH)

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic

Mandisa Shiceka Clinic - Convert to CDC - ID

2019/12/14

Gauteng (GT)

Sedibeng (DC42)

Tshepiso Clinic

Tshepiso Ext 6 Clinic - Construction of New Clinic

2019/12/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Greenspark Clinic

Greenspark Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/10/31

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Khutsong South Clinic

Khutsong South Ext2 Clinic-Construction of new Clinic-ID

2019/12/13

Gauteng (GT)

West Rand (DC48)

Randfontein CHC

Randfontein (Mohlakeng) CHC-Construction of new CHC-ID

2021/03/31

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

iLembe (DC29)

Groutville Clinic

Groutville Clinic - Replacement of existing clinic with XL Clinic and Provision of PMTCT Unit

2020/05/15

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Magwedzha Clinic

Magwedzha Clinic Replacement

2019/06/28

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Makonde Clinic

Makonde Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Mulenzhe Clinic

Mulenzhe Clinic Replacement

2019/10/31

Limpopo (LP)

Vhembe (DC34)

Thengwe Clinic

Thengwe Clinic Replacement

2020/06/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Ehlanzeni (DC32)

Oakley Clinic

Oakley Clinic: Construction of Clinic, 2 x 2 staff accommodation units, guard house, fence, water

2019/03/29

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Nhlazatse 12 Hour Clinic

Nhlazatshe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/11/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Gert Sibande (DC30)

Vukuzakhe Clinic

Vukuzakhe 12 hour Clinic replacement (Phase 1)

2019/08/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

Pankop Clinic

Pankop Clinic: Construction of new Clinic and accommodation units including associated external work

2019/11/14

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Madikwe Clinic

Madikwe Clinic (New)

2019/08/30

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mathibestadt CHC

Mathibestadt CHC (New)

2020/12/15

North West (NW)

Bojanala Platinum (DC37)

Mmakaunyane Clinic

Mmakaunyane Clinic (New)

2019/08/13

North West (NW)

Dr Kenneth Kaunda (DC40)

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC

Jouberton Ext 19 CHC (New)

2019/07/31

North West (NW)

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati (DC39)

Sekhing CHC

Sekhing CHC (New Facility)

2019/08/31

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Bankhara/Bodulong Clinic

Facility Replacements: Bankhara Bodulong Clinic

2019/06/28

Northern Cape (NC)

John Taolo Gaetsewe (DC45)

Heuningvlei Clinic

Replacement of Heuningvlei Clinic

2019/10/03

Northern Cape (NC)

Namakwa (DC06)

Port Nolloth CHC

Construction of New Port Nolloth CHC ( Phase 2)

2019/07/31

Northern Cape (NC)

ZF Mgcawu (DC08)

Boegoeberg (Brandboom) Clinic

Facility Replacements: Boegoeberg Clinic

2019/07/31

Western Cape (WC)

Cape Winelands (DC02)

Wolseley Clinic

Wolseley Clinic - Replacement

2020/03/31

Western Cape (WC)

Garden Route (DC04)

Asla Park Clinic

Asla Park Clinic: New Clinic

2019/05/31

Western Cape (WC)

West Coast (DC01)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic (Replacement)

Abbotsdale Satellite Clinic - Replacement

2021/06/01

 

END.

25 March 2019 - NW649

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What is the (a) location, (b) type and (c) completion date of each hospital that is being built in each province?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

LOCATION

TYPE

Facility Name

Project Name

Completion

Estimated Project End

Province

District Municipality

       

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Khotsong Hospital

Khotsong Hospital Phase 3 : The construction of the main hospital buildings and staff housing

2019/10/31

Eastern Cape (EC)

Alfred Nzo (DC44)

District Hospital

Sipetu Hospital

Sipetu Hospital: Construction of Main Hospital

2020/10/02

KwaZulu - Natal (KZ)

eThekwini (ETH)

Regional Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital : New Regional Hospital

2020/09/30

Mpumalanga (MP)

Nkangala (DC31)

District Hospital

Middelburg Hospital

Middelburg Regional Hospital: Construction of a New Hospital

2020/04/01

END.

25 March 2019 - NW663

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the Government’s stance regarding the action taken by the Ingonyama Trust Board to cancel existing permission to occupy and to replace them with lease agreements?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW674

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

With reference to the number of Senior Management Service members in the national departments who received gifts and/or sponsorships to the value of R5 103 874,26 as contained in the Public Service Commission Report released in February 2019, (a) which (i) directors-general, (ii) heads of departments, (iii) deputy directors-general, (iv) chief directors and (v) directors are implicated in each case and (b) what (i) was the value of each individual gift and/or sponsorship in each case and (ii) are the details of the sponsorship?

Reply:

Regulation 18 of the Public Service Regulations (PSR) require each Head of Department (HoD) to submit their disclosure forms including disclosure forms of officials in their department to the relevant Executive Authority (EA) of their Department, the EA and Head of Department to submit copies of these disclosures forms to the Public Service Commission. Therefore, each department is in a better position to provide details of these gifts and or sponsorship.

25 March 2019 - NW634

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

(a) What number of courts are currently under construction in each province, (b) by what date is each construction project expected to be completed, (c) on what date did the planning begin and (d) what will each construction project cost?

Reply:

The table below provides details of Capital Projects under Construction:

PROVINCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT AMOUNT

TIMEFRAMES

Limpopo

1. Limpopo High Court: Construction of a new building including additional parking

Original contract amount was

R447 383 961.96

The amount has increased to R602 094 608.08 due to variation orders submitted.

  1. Project start date: August 2013
  1. Contractual end date: August 2015
  1. Original contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date: March 2019.

Mpumalanga

2. Mpumalanga High Court: Construction of a new building

The original contract amount was R613 023 401.37 but has increased to R776 198 203.32 due to variations orders.

  1. Project start date: August 2013
  1. Contractual end date: August 2015
  1. Original contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date: March 2019.
 

3. Evander Magistrate’s Court: Refurbishment and additional accommodation for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Judiciary and Administration

R 36 998 712.88

  1. Start date: October 2016
  1. Original Completion date: October 2018
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: May 2019

Gauteng

4. Booysens Magistrate’s Court

R242 545 707.17

  1. Start date: June 2016
  1. Original Completion date: December 2017
  1. Contract period: 19 months
  1. Project was handed over on 13 February 2019
 

5. The Palace of Justice: Security Measures Upgrade

R29 856 526.00

  1. Project start date: July 2014
  1. Contractual end date: January 2016
  1. Original contract period: 18 months
  1. Practical completion to be confirmed as the new contractor still needs to be appointed by the Department of Public Works (DPW)
 

6. Mamelodi Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a new building

R94 742 592.85

  1. Start date: June 2014
  1. Original Completion date: May 2015
  1. Contract period: 18 months.
  1. Expected completion date is April 2020.
 

7. Pretoria Magistrate’s Court: Refurbishment of Burned Building (DPW funded)

Original contract amount was R118 217 794.14 but was revised to R135 870 516.60 due to removal of the black mould and extension of time.

  1. Start date: February 2015
  1. Original Completion date: August 2016
  1. Contract Period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated practical completion: To be confirmed as the new contractor still needs to be appointed.

Eastern Cape

8. Mthata High Court: Additional Accommodation & Repairs and Renovations

R102 000 000.00

  1. Project start date: July 2017
  1. Contractual end date: July 2019
  1. Original contract period: 24 months
  1. Practical completion is expected in August 2019.
 

9. Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court: Construction of a new building

The original contract amount was R81 749 948.40, and but was revised to R97 682 551.11 due to variations issued.

  1. Start date: December 2014
  1. Original Completion date: December 2016
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Expected completion date is April 2019.
 

10. Bityi Magistrate’s Court

R67 534 574.00

  1. Start date: July 2016
  1. Original Completion date: January 2018
  1. Contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected completion date is April 2019.

Western Cape

11. Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a New Building

The original contract amount was R226 338 588.12 but has increased to R248 898 211.53 due to variation orders.

  1. Start date: October 2015
  1. Original Completion date: July 2017
  1. Contract period: 20 months
  1. Expected date of completion is April 2019

Kwa-Zulu Natal

12. Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Office: Construction of a new building

R 285 523 818.60

  1. Start date: September 2014
  1. Original Completion date: September 2016
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: October 2019.
 

13. Chatsworth Magistrate’s Office: Additional Accommodation including repairs

R 167 176 880.00.

  1. Start date: June 2016
  1. Original Completion date: Dec 2018
  1. Contract period: 30 months
  1. Anticipated completion date is September 2019
 

14. Pietermaritzburg NPA: Rehabilitation of old DPW workshop.

R 206 736 589.86

  1. Start date: January 2017
  1. Original Completion date: July 2019
  1. Contract period: 30 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: September 2019
 

15. Vulamehlo Magistrate’s Court: Repairs and Renovations to office buildings

R 19 529 511.00

  1. Start date: March 2015
  1. Original Completion date: March 2017
  1. Contract period: 24 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: December 2019
 

16. Umbumbulu Magistrate's Office: Additional accommodation and alterations

R 33 504 000.00

  1. Start date: December 2013
  1. Original Completion date: June 2015
  1. Contract period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: March 2019

Northern Cape

17. Fraserburg Magistrate’s Court: Construction of additional accommodation

R 21 454 313.00

  1. Start date: October 2016
  1. Original Completion date: April 2018
  1. Contract period: 18 months
  1. Anticipated completion date: Extension of time is still under adjudication by the Principal Agent.

25 March 2019 - NW656

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What has his department done so far to realise the rights contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the benefit of the indigenous peoples in South Africa, with specific reference to the Khoi and San peoples; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) to what extent the findings of the Human Rights Commission's report on the rights of the Khoi and San have been taken into account, (b) what findings have indeed been implemented and (c) what are outstanding?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW626

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What number of voters are registered at each voting station in the Republic?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

There are 26, 774 102 million voters registered in 22 924 (twenty two thousand nine hundred and twenty four) voting stations in the Republic. The details are set out in the attachment marked as annexure A.

25 March 2019 - NW638

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) total amount of drought relief funding was allocated to each province (i) in the 2017-18 and (ii) for the 2018-19 financial years and (b) amount of the funding has been spent; (2) are any of the funds unaccounted for; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Hounorable Member is requested to note that the response provided in NA 242 of 15 February 2019 on drought relief to each province from 2017-2019 was adequately responded to.

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25 March 2019 - NW557

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any plans have been approved to rebuild and/or renovate the Cleveland Police Station in Johannesburg in the near future; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the specified police station be rebuilt and/or renovated; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) budget will be allocated?

Reply:

Yes, there is an approved plan to renovate the Cleveland Police Station, in Johannesburg.

(a) Falls away.

(b) The anticipated date for the release of the tender advert is May 2019 and the site handover should take place before the start of October 2019. The budget earmarked for the project is R106 million.

25 March 2019 - NW618

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) is the estimated cost to Eskom of coal (i) theft, (ii) skimming and (iii) switching and (b) steps are being taken to curb this scourge?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

25 March 2019 - NW553

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McGluwa, Mr H to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether his department has engaged with the Department of Public Works at any time during the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available with regard to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court which is housed at the PC Pelser Building in the Matlosana Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, for each engagement with Public Works, (a) what issues were brought to the attention of the Department of Public Works, (b) what undertakings were made, (c) what actions followed and (d) what is the current status of each issue identified; (2) what is the annual rent payable to the Department of Public Works for the tenancy of the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court for the past five financial years up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (3) whether he has been informed of the dilapidated, unhygienic and unsafe status of the PC Pelser Building; if not, will he investigate the matter; if so, what steps will he take to ensure that the building adheres to the stipulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993, in order to ensure an environment conducive to the administration of justice?

Reply:

1. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) has indeed engaged with the Department of Public Works (DPW) on various occasions, during the past five (5) financial years, in respect to the severe lack of maintenance at the Klerksdorp Magistrates Court housed at the PC Pelser Building.

(a) Major challenges relate to malfunctioning lifts, aircons (HVAC, heating, ventilation and cooling system), constant tripping of power and plumbing.

(b) The Mafikeng Regional office of the Department of Public Works will, after receiving the call log, appoint contractors to attend to the incidents at the court. With regards to the HVAC and electricity challenges, DPW undertook to appoint a contractor for major repairs and refurbishments of both services. DPW further undertook to replace the lifts.

(c) In June 2014, the Mafikeng Regional office of Department of Public Works appointed Sebushi Somo Construction and Projects to execute a repair electrical reticulation and mechanical installation project to the value of R39 500 000. This project was for the rewiring and upgrading of the electricity, and for the installation and reticulation of new HVAC system.

Regarding the lifts, there was a project that was on site from 14 September 2016 to 02 October 2017, this was a maintenance project of lifts in the North West. DPW Regional Office used this short term contract to service the lifts of the Court. Since its expiry, it has been a challenge for the lifts to be serviced to a point where the Department of Labour has now issued a contravention notice. The internal Engineers of DPW have recommended that all lifts be replaced since they have reached their life span. Given that the processes of replacing the lifts will take longer, DPW opted to run two processes where a service provider will be appointed to, in the interim, fix the lifts and also appoint Engineers to start with the planning for the major project of replacing the lifts.

A plumbing project will be registered by DPW to attend to all challenges of blocked sewerage pipes and toilets, as well as leaking reticulation pipes.

(d) The contractor for the electrical reticulation and mechanical installation is still on site working on the electricity and HVAC systems.

A service provider has since been appointed by DPW to repair lifts in the short term whilst a project to replace all lifts is being registered as a long term solution. An advert has been placed by DPW for the appointment of the Engineers for the long term solution of replacing the lifts. These Engineers will then start with the planning and design of the project in the 2019/20 financial year.

A separate project, relating to all the plumbing challenges at the Court including the basement water spring, is being registered by DPW for planning in the 2019/20 financial year.

2. The PC Pelser Building is a state owned building, and therefore the DoJ&CD pays what is referred to as accommodation charges from the devolved budget. The DoJ&CD is paying DPW accommodation charges on quarterly basis an amount in the tune of approximately R92 million without any breakdown per property from DPW as per Devolution of Budget Framework of 2006. National Treasury has given DPW an exemption to invoice client departments on accommodation charges without supporting documents because DPW has not yet finalised government immovable asset register. The quarterly amount mentioned above is for the entire state owned portfolio currently occupied or utilised by the DoJ&CD, and not per individual building. This payment is meant to pay for property rates, maintenance and rehabilitation/refurbishment, and for the provision of professional services provided by the DPW.

3. The DoJ&CD is aware of the conditions at PC Pelser Building as this project is on the portfolio of the Department. The Regional Office of DoJ&CD together with the National Office have been attending site meetings at the Court to resolve the maintenance challenges. After the Department of Labour issued the contravention notice regarding the lifts, the matter was escalated to the Deputy Directors-General and professionals within DPW. This led to numerous visits to the Court by the DoJ&CD’s Chief Director: Facilities Management and the professional team from DPW National Office. The visits were between June and November 2018 where it was agreed that a service provider be appointed in the interim whilst a major project for the replacement of the lifts is being planned.

I will further engage the Minister of Public Works on our bilateral meetings to ensure that the projects regarding lifts and plumbing works at this Court are expedited.

25 March 2019 - NW668

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Bozzoli, Dr B to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture”

1. What budgeted amount, differentiated into capital and operational, was allocated to (a) the National Archives and (b) each provincial branch of the National Archives in each for the past 10 years; 2. What budgeted amount, differentiated in capital and operatonal, has been allocated to (a) the National Archives and (b) to each provincial branch of the National Archives for each financial year in the 2019/22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework; 3. In what ways will the budget allocations for the 2019/22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework assist the archives in (a) employing more highly trained and qualified staff members, (b) organising documents, (c) digitizing documents, (d) upgrading infrastructure and (e) dealing with the backlog of stolen, lost and incorrectly stored documents?

Reply:

1. (a) The budget allocation for the National Archives for the 10 financial years is as follows:

(b) The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa does not have Provincial Branches. In terms of Schedule 5 Part A of the Constitution, Provincial Archives are a competency of each Provincial Government. Therefore, those nine Provincial Archives report exclusively to their respective legislatures and receive their allocations from their respective Provincial Treasuries through their Provincial Members of the Executive(MECs).

2. (a) .The total National Archives budget allocations for the 2019-22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is captured in the table below.

 

Medium-term expenditure estimates

 

2019/20

2020/21

2020/22

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Compensation of employees

37 119

40 891

44 114

Goods and services

11 651

12 291

13 010

Total Operational budget

48 770

53 182

57 124

 

 

 

 

Capital budget

15 000

65 000

80 000

(b) The response to 1b applies as well.

3. (a) The department has appointed GTAC to undertake a workstudy exercise for the whole department including the National Archives. The National Archives is a Chief Directorate of the department. The workstudy is a review exercise intended to determine the organizational structure, human capacity, systems and procedures needed for the department to achieve its objectives. It aims to examine the overall functioning of the DAC including aspects such as the organisational structure, systems, operational processes, and employee morale for the purposes of improving service delivery. Also to ensure that the Department stays within the allocated compensation budget ceiling. It is after the results of this workstudy exercise whereby the issue of employing highly skilled and qualified staff will be looked at. It is my commitment to resource the National Archives with skilled staff in order to take the National Archives into the stage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

(b) In order to make records available for access by the citizens of South Africa it is necessary to arrange and describe the records after they have been transferred to the National Archives Repository. This means that they are sorted in terms of a file system used by the creating office, after which they are listed and a finding aid compiled. This finding aid is then available for researchers to use to identify the records that they are interested in. A new system called AtoM (Access to Memory) has been implemented by the NARSSA to assist the Arrangement and Description Archivists to ensure that the work that they do is available quicker to researchers, not only in the NARSSA Reading Room, but also online.

(c) The NARSSA acknowledges digitisation as strategy for preservation and access. During the period preceeding your question, the NARSSA developed its own Digitisation Strategy which was approved in 2013. The purpose of this strategy was to guide the process of digitising archival material. The first digitisation project implemented by the NARSSA was the Rivonia Trial Records (commonly known as Percy Yutar Papers). The total cost of the project was R161 040.00 The Nelson Mandela Foundation contributed R100 000, while the NARSSA paid R61 040. The project digitised 12 000 pages of records.

The National Automated Archival Information Retrival System (NAAIRS) was revamped from 2014 to 2017 in AtoM. 'AtoM' is an acronym for 'Access to Memory'. AtoM is a web-based archival description software that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards viz. Encoded Archival Description, to make it easy for archival institutions to put their archival holdings online. The total amount for this upgrade was R10, 088, 232.37. Currently the public have access to the digitised Rivonia Trial Dictabelts on the NARSSA Website which is a result of the Revamping of the NAAIRS Project.

(d) The NARSSA has been allocated R160 M for the 2019-22 Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the construction of the new archival building. The allocation received by NARSSA will be utilised for the construction of a new modern and technologically advanced archival building, on the same and adjacent site of the existing Hamilton Street building; and the refurbishment of the existing facilities. Consideration will be given to combining the needs of an Offices of Record, National Film, Video and Sound Archives, Presidential Archives and a Records Centre together with those of the National Archives on the same site that are physically linked together in addition to off-site storage facilities for specialised collections.

(e) The NARSSA is not aware of any stolen or lost records. NARSSA has the following measures in place to ensure the safekeepeing of records.

  • No researchers are allowed in the strongrooms where records are kept
  • No visitors to the building are allowed in the offices of officials
  • No bags are allowed in the Reading Room
  • All strongrooms are locked and only designated officals can access the strongrooms, they are required to sign a register whenever access is needed.
  • Researchers only have access to records in the reading room where they are under constant supervision by staff
  • The Reading Room and other areas in the building are also monitored by CCTV cameras
  • Client Offices (Government Departments) are required to complete a removal permit for records that they take from NARSSA. Client offices can only remove records that they have created themselves.

Over the many years that the NARSSA has operated, some records were misplaced. This is due to various factors including misplacement in incorrect boxes after use by researchers, and audits that are not conducted regularly due to staff shortages. The holdings of the National Archives Repository stretch over 66 000 linear kilometres, it is almost impossible to locate misplaced records, as was shown when six (later 5) interns were appointed to try and locate misplaced records identified by the Public Protector after they received a complaint from a researcher. The interns worked for one year and although they were able to locate a number of misplaced files, one is still outstanding. They were however able to find a number of misplaced files that were not previously known, including records related to Land Restitution e.g. file NA/15/6 parts 1 and 3 created by the magistrate Mapulaneng (Bosbkorand). The contract period for the interns lapsed on 4 March 2019, the work has slowed down considerably due to a lack of capacity.

To rectify the situation the NARSSA will have to invest in an Electronic Archival Tracking System, such as RFID, whereby each file will have to be coded and the system will automatically track the file in the NARSSA (A similar system was introduced in the UNISA Library a number of years ago). This system is also connected to the security system of the building and would alert officials if a file is removed from the building without permission.

It is without a doubt that the NARSSA is keeping its records safe, regardless of all the challenges experienced.

 

 

25 March 2019 - NW675

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

With regard to the 3 655 officials that were found guilty of misconduct related to corrupt activities reported through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline and the recovery of R420 million from perpetrators in the period 1 September 2004 to 31 March 2018 as stated in the Public Service Commission Report tabled in February 2019 for the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 financial years, (i) which departments were affected, (ii) what total amounts were involved before recovery in each department, (iii) what total amounts were recovered in respect of each department and (iv) what total number of officials is still in the Public Service in each affected department?

Reply:

Each government department is in a better position to provide Parliament with total amounts recovered in their respective departments

25 March 2019 - NW568

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) are the reasons that the votes cast by South Africans living in Canada in the 2014 national election were not counted and included in the final result and (b) steps is his department taking to ensure that this does not reoccur; (2) what total number of other countries where South Africans voted were not counted in the 2014 national election; (3) What number of votes were cast by South Africans at each specified overseas voting station in the 2014 national election?

Reply:

I have been informed by the Electoral Commission as follows:

(1)(a) The ballots cast at the Toronto mission in Canada arrived in the Republic after counting of votes had been concluded and the determination of the election results finalised. The late arrival arose, in part, as a result of the delays encountered with ballot packages being cleared at the Canadian customs. In addition, the impact of the International Workers Day holiday on 1 May on the operations of courier companies caused additional delays.

(1)(b) The date for South Africans to vote by special votes abroad has been determined for 27 April 2019 in the election timetable. This means that voting abroad will take place ten (10) days before voting in the Republic and no longer seven (7) days as was the case in 2014 elections. The additional three (3) days will ensure that the cast ballots arrive in time for counting and will avoid the impact of the International Workers Day holiday. Secondly, the Electoral Commission has agreed with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on the use of diplomatic channels to transport the cast ballots. This will obviate delays related to custom clearances.

(2) Three (3) other missions out of a total of hundred and twenty one (121) missions.

(3) The ballots were not counted. For this reason the votes cast have not been determined. The numbers of approved special votes in each mission are instead provided (this does not necessarily equate to votes cast).

Canada; Toronto [267]

Cuba; Havana [395]

Democratic Republic of Congo; Lubumbashi [11]

Spain; Madrid [78]