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17 October 2019 - NW634

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

Whether a certain person (details furnished) is an employee of the department at Mqanduli Correctional Centre or Bizana Correctional Centre; if so, in each case, (a) has he received an employment letter, (b) was he promoted from general nurse to clinical nurse, (c) was his salary adjusted to reflect this promotion and (d) has he been receiving payslips?

Reply:

Yes the mentioned person is an employee of the department at Mqanduli Correctional Centre at Mthata Management Area.

a) Yes.

b) Yes.

c) Yes.

d) No.

17 October 2019 - NW190

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

With reference to the reply of the former Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to question 3097 on 15 November 2018, what is the status of CAS 133/10/2015 opened at the Orlando Police Station since its submission for prosecution in July 2018; 2) whether any arrests have been made to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3) whether a certain person (details furnished) has been found to have interfered in any way with the investigation into the specified case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 4) whether the complainant has been informed of the status of the investigation into the specified case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The docket was re-submitted to the prosecution on 28 October 2018 with investigations still outstanding. A supplementary docket which was opened in November 2018, is seemingly a counter charge relating to an instance of alleged fraud. The new Investigating Officer assigned to the case has advised the Chief Prosecutor that there is a corruption docket opened, but this has not yet been submitted.
  2. No arrests have been made, as the matter is still under investigation.
  3. The Chief Prosecutor is not in a position to respond on the allegation of interference against the station commander of Orlando Police Station as she has not had sight of the corruption docket.
  4. The matter is still being investigated by Investigating Officer at the South African Police Service and they are responsible for liaising with the complainant and provide status updates on the matter. It is therefore recommended that the Honourable Member approach the Minister of Police in this Regard.

17 October 2019 - NW643

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services What total amount has been spent on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, including Organs of State since it was established. REPLY A total of R330,070 million has been spent up to 31 July 2019

Which companies or service providers were paid with the budget and (c) What amount was each company or service provider paid?

Reply:

A total of R330,070 million has been spent up to 31 July 2019:

  1. Which companies or service providers were paid with the budget and (c) What amount was each company or service provider paid?

The names of suppliers paid by National Treasury on behalf of the State Capture Commission cannot be disclosed due to the secrecy and sensitivity of the activities performed by the Commission. The number of companies/ individuals and total paid todate is indicated in the table below:

Payments to Legal Counsel:

14 October 2019 - NW1136

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to his statements following the release of the 19th Commission for Employment Equity annual report, what punitive measures does the Government intend taking against employers who do not meet employment equity targets?

Reply:

It is important to highlight that in order to expedite the pace of transformation and address non-compliance with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), there are proposed amendments in the EE Amendment Bill, 2019, which include progressive measures that will be undertaken by Government to address non-compliance. The EE Amendment Bill will be tabled in Parliament for deliberation probably before the end of this year.

Noteworthy is that, the primary objectives of these amendments are two-fold:

(i) to empower myself as the Minister of Employment and Labour to regulate sector specific numerical EE targets, which must be complied with in order to accelerate transformation in various economic sectors because the current self-regulated EE targets did not yield positive results over the 21 years of the EEA; and

(ii) to enable the promulgation of Section 53 of the EEA that deals with the issuing of an EE Certificate of Compliance as a prerequisite for accessing State Contracts and to do business with the State.

This is a punitive measure to all those organisations that are non-compliant to stop them from continuing to reap financial benefits in doing business with the State.

Noteworthy is that, even those non-compliant organisations that do not necessary depend on State Contracts for their business, will still have to face consequences by being referred to the Labour Court for a penalty to be levied against them as per Schedule 1 of the EEA.

14 October 2019 - NW912

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Health

(1) What are the names of all the approved clinics and/or institutions in the Republic where abortions are legally allowed to take place; (2) Whether his department has a database of the names of trained and certified practitioners and midwifes who meet the approved standards to perform legal abortions in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What steps is he taking to remove all illegal practicing doctors and services that advertise safe and pain-free abortions and that are also selling illegal pills on the street or on the internet with delivery to homes for free?

Reply:

(1) The names of all the approved clinics/institutions where abortions are legally allowed are attached in Appendix A.

(2) In terms of training the National Department of Health conduct a ten (10) days theoretical training for nurses followed by ten (10) clinical cases practical sessions before they are certified as competent.

Provincial offices contract the General Practitioners (GPs) and private organizations like Marie Stopes to provide Termination of Pregnancy (ToP) services. The National contracting stopped when the CToP Act was amended in 2008.

The focus for training is currently mainly on medical termination.

(3) Efforts to reduce illegal ToP providers. KZN provincial officie, with the previous MEC, embarked on the process of removing the advertisements of illegal abortions on street poles and some of the findings were:

- Adverts are put up by young people who do not even understand what abortion means, mainly boys;

- They were confronted and they could not provide details of the people who gave them the adverts, they just received the money given and started putting up the adverts.

- Most numbers provided, will lead you to different places, sometimes they send you to hotel reception or individuals on the street.

Mobile units are not providing abortions because they do not have backup of MVA equipment in case there is a need for surgical evacuation following the medical abortion.

Provincial Departments have an assessment tool to assess the readiness of facilities both private and public sector to perform abortions.

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APPENDIX A

Name of Facility

Frere Hospital

Tembisa Hospital

Kalafong Hospital

Mankweng Hospital

Klerksdorp-Tshepong Tertiary Hospital

Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital

Dr George Mukhari Hospital

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Tygerberg Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital

Mthatha General Hospital

Dora Nginza Hospital

Frontier Hospital

St Elizabeth's Hospital

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital

Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

Sebokeng Hospital

Leratong Hospital

Queen Nandi Regional Hospital

Addington Hospital

Prince Mshiyeni Memoral Hospital

Newcastle Hospital

Stanger Hospital

RK Khan Hospital

Edendale Hospital

Ladysmith Hospital

Port Shepstone Hospital

Mahatma Gandhi Hospital

Tshilidzini Hospital

St Rita's Hospital

Philadelphia Hospital

Letaba Hospital

Mokopane Hospital

Ermelo Hospital

Mapulaneng Hospital

Dr Harry Surtie Hospital

Potchefstroom Hospital

Joe Morolong Memorial Hospital

Mahikeng Provincial Hospital

New Somerset Hospital

Paarl Hospital

Worcester Hospital

George Hospital

Butterworth Hospital

Tayler Bequest Hospital (Matatiele)

Bisho Hospital

Empilisweni Hospital

Uitenhage Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Settlers Hospital

Elliot Hospital

Cofimvaba Hospital

Humansdorp Hospital

Andries Vosloo Hospital

Midland Hospital

Cala Hospital

Glen Grey Hospital

Cradock Hospital

Nompumelelo (Peddie) Hospital

Port Alfred Hospital

All Saints Hospital

Bambisana Hospital

Tafalofefe Hospital

SS Gida Hospital

Bedford Hospital

Cloete Joubert (Barkly East) Hospital

Hewu Hospital

Adelaide Hospital

Lady Grey Hospital

Madzikane kaZulu Memorial Hospital

Isilimela Hospital

SAWAS Memorial (Jansenville) Hospital

Elizabeth Ross Hospital

National District Hospital

Katleho Hospital

Fezi Ngumbentombi Hospital

Botshabelo Hospital

Dr JS Moroka Hospital

Tokollo Hospital

Phekolong Hospital

Albert Nzula District Hospital

Thusanong Hospital

Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital

Bertha Gxowa Hospital

Heidelberg Hospital

Carletonville Hospital

Odi Hospital Jubilee Hospital

Kopanong Hospital

Norhtdale Hospital

Benedictine Hospital

Itshelejuba Hospital

Wentworth Hospital

Vryheid Hospital

Manguzi Hospital

Nkonjeni Hospital

Estcourt Hospital

Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital

Rietvlei Hospital

Greytown Hospital

Murchison Hospital

Dundee Hospital

Eshowe Hospital

GJ Crooke's Hospital

Emmaus Hospital

St Andrew's Hospital

Christ the King Hospital

Nkandla Hospital

St Apollinaris Hospital

Montebello Hospital

Untunjambili Hospital

Umphumulo Hospital

Betesda Hospital

Catherine Booth Hospital

Mbongolwane Hospital

Appelsbosch Hospital

KwaMagwaza Hospital

Niemeyer Memorial Hospital

Ekhombe Hospital

Elim Hospital

Seshego Hospital

Donald Fraser Hospital

Ellisras Hospital

Lebowakgomo Hospital

Jane Furse Hospital

Helen Franz Hospital

Zebediela Hospital

Malamulele Hospital

Nkhensani Hospital

Warmbarths Hospital

Botlokwa Hospital

WF Knobel Hospital

Siloam Hospital

Voortrekker Memorial (Potgietersrus) Hospital

Dilokong Hospital

Mecklenburg Hospital

Matlala Hospital

Sekororo Hospital

FH Odendaal (Nylstroom) Hospital

Louis Trichardt Hospital

Dr CN Phatudi Hospital

Kgapane Hospital

Thabazimbi Hospital

George Masebe Hospital

Witpoort Hospital

Embhuleni Hospital

KwaMhlanga Hospital

Evander Hospital

Tintswalo Hospital

Mmametlhake Hospital

Sabie Hospital

Standerton Hospital

Bernice Samuels Hospital

Piet retief Hospital

Barberton Hospital

Carolina Hospital

Amajuba Memorial Hospital

Bethal Hospital

Elsie Ballot Hospital

Tshwaragano Hospital

Postmasburg Hospital

De Aar (Central Karoo) Hospital

Moses Kotane Hospital

Brits Hospital

Nic Bodenstein Hospital

Taung Hospital

Ganyesa Hospital

Koster Hospital

Gelukspan Hospital

Karl Bremer Hospital

Khayelitsha Hospital

Mitchells Plain Hospital

Helderberg Hospital

False Bay Hospital

Westfleur Hospital

Vredenburg Hospital

Hermanus Hospital

Stellenbosch Hospital

Knysna Hospital

Mossel Bay Hospital

Oudtshoorn Hospital

Vredendal Hospital

Eerste Rivier Hospital

Clanwilliam Hospital

Victoria Hospital

Radie Kotz Hospital

Caledon Hospital

Ceres Hospital

Montagu Hospital

Swellendam Hospital

Otto Du Plessis Hospital

Robertson Hospital

Kgotsong (Welkom) Clinic

Dr Moeti Surgery

Klipdrift Health Post

SAMHS 2 Military Hospital

Cape Town Reproductive Health Centre

Harry Comay TB Hospital

Elim Satellite Clinic

Marie Stopes Port Elizabeth Clinic

New Rest Clinic

Civic Centre Clinic (Mthatha)

Lanti Clinic

Philani Clinic (Cradock)

Addo Clinic

Molemo Healthcare Clinic

Karabo Clinic

Bren Health Care Clinic

Marie Stopes Bloemfontein Clinic

Vaal Woman's Choice Clinic (Vereeniging)

Protop Women's Clinic (Vereeniging)

Vaal Woman's Clinic (Evaton)

Phedisong 1 clinic

Marie Stopes Durban Clinic

Marie Stopes Isipingo Clinic

Khululeka Clinic

TSM Health Care Clinic

Nancefield Clinic

Seloane Clinic

Levubu Clinic

Mamotshwa Clinic

Dendron Clinic

Mariveni Clinic

Northam Clinic

Raphahlelo Clinic

Matoks Clinic

Willows Clinic

Buffgelshoek Clinic (Blouberg)

Mashishimale Clinic

Jamela Clinic

Seshego IV Clinic

Motsepe Clinic

Mashamba Clinic

Witfontein Clinic

Mabins Clinic

Mankuwe Clinic

Renee Clinic

Katrina Koikoi Clinic

Makapanstad (Seaparankwe) Clinic

Hartebeesfontein Clinic

Schweizer-Reneke Town Clinic

Preshco Clinic

Mononono Clinic

Site C Youth Clinic

Mediclinic Constantiaberg Hospital

Empiliseni (Worcester) Clinic

De Doorns Clinic

Zolani Clinic

Nkqubela Clinic

Railton Clinic

Bergsig Clinic

Swellendam PHC Clinic

Caledon Clinic

Heidelberg Clinic

Villiersdorp Clinic

Annie Brown Clinic

Montagu Clinic

Wolseley Clinic

Nduli Clinic

Prince Alfred Hamlet Clinic

Tulbagh Clinic

Groendal Clinic

Mediclinic Durbanville Hospital

Touws Rivier Clinic

Happy Valley clinic

Idas Valley Clinic

McGregor Clinic

Suurbraak Clinic

Marie Stopes Cape Town Clinic

Marie Stopes Bellville Clinic

Barrydale Clinic

Great Brak Rivier Clinic

Michael Mapongwana CDC

Lady Michaelis CDC

Kuyasa CDXC

Noulungile CDC

TC Newman CDC

Bishop Lavis CDC

Thebalethu CDC

Town w CDC

Mbekweni CDC

Wellington CDC

Dr Abdurahman CDC

Worcester CDC

Ceres CDC

Cloetesville CDC

Motherwell CHC

Empilweni Gompo CHC

Nontyatyambo CHC

Idutywa Village CHC

Laetitita Ban CHC

Duncan Village CHC

Nqamakwe CHC

Xhora CHC

Soshanguve CHC

Chiawelo CHC

Zola CHC

Lenasia South CHC

Kgabo CHC

Johan Heyns CHC

Pedisong 4 CHC

Laudium CHC

Jabulane Dumane CHC

Hillbrow CHC

Phoenix CHC

Nseleni CHC

Inanda C CHC

Tongaat CHC

Pomeroy CHC

eDumbe CHC

Sundumbili CHC

Dannhauser CHC

Turton CHC

Hlengisizwe CHC

St Chads CHC

Ndwedwe CHC

Rethabile CHC

Makhado CHC

HC Boshoff CHC

Tshilwavhusiku CHC

Tiyani CHC

Mookgophong CHC

Nchabeleng CHC

Ratshaatshaa CHC

Matsulu CHC

Kanyamazane CHC

Nelspruit CHC

Phola-Nzikasi CHC

Naas CHC

M'Africa CHC

Kabokweni CHC

Bhunga CHC

Thulamahashe CHC

Perdekop CHC

Galeshewe Day Hospital

Bafokeng CHC

Letlhabile CHC

Bapong CHC

Mogwase CHC

Mabeskraal CHC

Atamelang CHC

JB Marks CHC

Mamusa CHC

Mitchells Plain CHC

Kraaifontein CHC

Guguleto CHC

Vanguard CHC

Hanover Park CHC

Mediclinic Welkom Hospital

Mediclinic Cape town Hospital

Mediclinic Cape Gate Hospital

Mediclinic Paarl Hospital

Mediclinic Worcester Hospital

Life Kingsbury Hospital

Mediclinic George Hospital

Mediclinic Hermanus Hospital

Life Bay View Private Hospital

Data Source: DHIS DATA (2018 Jan to August 2019) accessed 17 September 2019.

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14 October 2019 - NW979

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What has he found to be the reasons that the Republic has a shortage of doctors and nurses in State hospitals; (2) What are the main reasons why new doctors and nurses are trained in Cuba whereas the Republic has universities that can provide training for doctors and nurses; (3) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

  1. The primary reasons why the Republic has a shortage of doctors and nurses is the fact that the Public Health Sector budget has not been increasing in real terms for the past ten years, impacting on the number of staff that can be appointed. Furthermore, the demand for health services in the country is increasing while there is no additional funding to address the change, which results primarily from immigration into the Country and the increasing burden of disease.

The shortage of health professionals is a global phenomenon and is more pronounced in low and middle income countries as health workers are more likely to migrate to upper middle income countries in search of better living and working conditions.

(2) I am not aware of any nurses being in trained in Cuba under the auspices of the Nelson Mandela/Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration except for the training of medical doctors. The aim of training doctors in Cuba are multifold:

(a) It is to expose medical doctors to a preventative approach to health care which is the cornerstone of the Public Health System in Cuba Health Care provision initiatives focus on community needs assessments and health indicators. The health care system is divided into three levels, namely primary, secondary and tertiary, but implemented differently from the South African setting.

(i) The primary care level focuses on providing health promotion and protection, along with the resolution of the minor health issues that account for an estimated 80% of total health concerns of Cuba. Clinics, Community Health Centres and patients’ homes are key sites that provide primary level care;

(ii) Secondary care level is focusing on 15% of health problems that result in patient hospitalisation; and

(iii) Tertiary care focuses on the remaining 5% of health problems, particularly where illness has resulted in severe complications. Such illnesses are handled in specialised hospitals and institutes throughout the country.

(b) The Cuban Public Health System is thus a model that we want to learn from, and apply in our health care system as we reorient the Health System towards Primary Health Care, to prevent diseases, promote health and reduce the number of patients that are admitted to hospitals. Our Medical Schools still focus on a curative and hospicentric health care system, with limited focus on Primary Health Care, which is also evident in their Curriculum;

(c) By training medical students in Cuba, we also want to produce a new cadre of a medical doctor who understands prevention, and how to tailor health services to specific community needs;

(d) Another reason for training medical students in Cuba is to give an opportunity to students who would not have been admitted to the South African medical schools because of their socio-economic conditions, in particular those from poor rural communities.

(3) Yes I will make a statement on this matter.

END.

14 October 2019 - NW741

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Health

(1) Whether his department hosted any event and/or function related to its 2019 Budget Vote debate; if so, (a) where was each event held, (b) what was the total cost of each event and (c) what is the name of each person who was invited to attend each event as a guest; (2) Whether any gifts were distributed to guests attending any of the events; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the gifts distributed and (b) who sponsored the gifts?

Reply:

  1. Yes, the Department hosted the function;

(a) It was held at the Parliamentary restaurant in the Good Hope building, in the Parliamentary precinct.

(b) R16,768.00;

(c) The list of guests invited is attached as Annexure 1.

2. No.

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14 October 2019 - NW936

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) number of mobile units does each (i) national, (ii) provincial and (iii) local public health clinic in the City of Ekurhuleni have, (b) number of the specified clinics have established clinic committees and (c) is the name of each service provider of each clinic?

Reply:

  1. Number of mobile units does each (i) national, (ii) provincial and (iii) local public health clinic in the City of Ekurhuleni have,

(i) Number of mobile units National: None

(ii) Number of mobile units provincial: 15

(iii) Number of mobile units in local public health clinics: 2

(iiii) Number of the specified clinics have established clinic committees

DISTRICTS/ REGIONS

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLINICS

NUMBER OF CLINICS WITH CLINIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

EKURHULENI

   

Ekurhuleni East

30

28 (93%)

Ekurhuleni North

28

20 (71%)

Ekurhuleni South

35

30 (86%)

TOTAL

93

78 (84%)

  1. The name of each service provider of each clinic?

Please refer to Annexure A list of City of Ekurhuleni Facilities and Ekurhuleni Health District Facilities (Provincial)

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14 October 2019 - NW890

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

In light of the report by the Council for Medical Schemes that mental health diseases are increasing, under-diagnosed and under-treated and that the approved budget for 2019-20 financial year only accommodates 5 000 patients on the new mental health programme to be rolled out in the current financial year, how does he plan to address (a) access, (b) awareness and (c) the shortage of mental healthcare facilities under the new programme?

Reply:

(a)-(b) The National Department of Health has in place the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020 which is currently being implemented in all nine provinces. Progress reports obtained from provinces in 2017/18 and 2019/20 financial years show that implementation of the plan has gained traction but a lot more still needs to be done.

In addition to the implementation of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Plan, the following have been undertaken:

- A call for expression of interest to render mental health services was made to psychologists, psychiatrists and registered counsellors. Practitioners per province have been identified for provinces to contract using the Human Resources Capacitation Fund.

- In order to improve the quality and access to mental health services a Mental Health Training Programme was developed. The programme targets health practitioners working at primary health care clinics as well as district hospitals to improve their competencies in detection of mental disorders and provision of good quality mental health care, treatment and rehabilitation. A total of 30 training workshops were conducted during this financial year reaching 920 health practitioners in 8 Provinces. This programme will be expanded in the coming financial years to train more health practitioners.

- The National Department of Health evaluated the health systems cost of mental health services and programmes in South Africa in 2018/19. This was aimed at helping us understand what we are currently spending on mental health across all service levels and the potential resource envelop to be augmented to address the key mental health service gaps. The study found that the total costs of inpatient and outpatient mental health services and known transfers for contracted hospitals and NGO mental health sevices across all nine provinces amounted to R8.37 billion in the 2016/17 financial year. This represented 5% of the total health budget in the2016/17 (provincial range: 2.1-7.7%), and equated to a national average of R180.9 per capita uninsured.

We have embarked on the second phase of the project, to determine a prioritized package of mental health services and the resource estimates that should be made available to address the gaps and implement the prioritized interventions. The “investment case for mental health” will be finalized during the course of next year.

(c) Mental health infrastructure additions, upgrades and renovations are funded through the Indirect Conditional Grant: Health Infrastructure Revitalization Grant. In the 2019/20 financial year 21 mental health infrastructure projects are funded and they are at different stages of implementation.

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14 October 2019 - NW662

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether she intends to request that Parliament revives the Children’s Amendment Bill 2019 as gazetted on 25 February 2019; (2) Whether she has found that specific provisions of the proposed Bill will alleviate and/or remedy the foster care crisis identified in the order of the High Court that is to be effected by November 2019; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Why is her department overhauling the entire Children’s Act, Act 38 of 2005, instead of just effecting the changes to remedy the foster care crisis as required by the High Court?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Minister intends to request that Parliament revives the Children’s Amendment Bill 2019 as gazetted on 25 February 2019.

(2) The Minister strongly believes that provisions of the proposed Bill as outlined below will alleviate and/ or remedy the foster care crisis identified in the order of the High Court that is to be effected by November 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Children’s Act No. 38 of 2005 by addressing weaknesses in the broader child care and protection system and the foster care system in particular. It also provides a basis for a comprehensive legal solution as ordered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria in November 2017, in the matter of The Centre for Child Law vs Minister of Social Development to deal with challenges relating to the provision and administration of foster care matters.

The clauses inserted in the Bill are informed by an analysis of the problem impacting on foster care that relate to human resources, financial resources and legislative provisions that provide a mechanism to manage the validity of foster care orders. The clauses will put the mechanisms and strengthen the critical points of the child care and protection system, diversifying the options to respond to various needs that children may present with.

These clauses will also benefit the foster care programme by providing various options to be accessed by children minimising the likelihood of some children being placed in foster care unnecessarily, ensuring that the constitutional right to inclusiveness is adhered to by the Bill. Furthermore, they ensure that mechanisms are put in place for strengthening the child protection system that will have a positive effect to the improvement of quality foster care services and putting mechanisms for the management of the duration of foster care orders in a sustainable manner.

Clause 25 seeks to amend section 45 of the Act by devolving guardianship matters for orphaned or abandoned children to children’s court. This clause strengthens accessibility for guardianship by extending the jurisdiction of guardianship matters to be dealt with by both the children’s court and the High Court. This will reduce the burden in the foster care case load as more children will be under the care of guardians.

Clause 57 amends section 105 to strengthen the quality assurance mechanism to improve the quality of child care and protection services. This clause will enhance the monitoring and quality assurance for the management of alternative care orders. By strengthening the quality assurance process, it is envisaged that foster care backlogs will be reduced and properly managed. Furthermore, this will ensure compliance with legislative provisions and also improve the quality of child care and protection services.

 

Clause 81 amends section 142 to enable the Minister to prescribe a system for quality child care and protection services. It empowers the Minister to put the mechanisms in place for strengthening and ensure the provision of quality child care and protection services including alternative care services.

Clause 89 amends section 156 to empower children’s courts to issue an order to place a child in the care of a parent or family member, if the court finds that that person is a suitable person to provide for the safety and well-being of the child. The administrative procedure for such placement will be outlined in regulations.

Clause 91 amends section 159 to provide a mechanism for the management of the validity of alternative care orders, which include foster care orders. This clause seeks to provide recourse for alternative care orders that lapse due to administrative shortfalls by empowering the courts to issue interim extension of alternative care orders that lapsed. This will ensure that children who were found to be in need of care and protection remain in alternative care while awaiting the full extension of the court order. Regulations will be drafted to outline the process and to ensure the accountability for the management of lapsing orders.

Clause 99 seeks to amend section 186 to make provision for monitoring long-term foster care placements. This clause empowers the children’s court to extend a foster care order for a period of more than two years with the purpose of creating stability in the child’s life. Furthermore, it empowers the court to issue an order for provision of supervision services if the court deems it necessary. This will address the challenges experienced where the courts were very reluctant to grant an order for more than two years without supervision. The clause therefore, empower the courts to monitor the court order issued for long-term foster care placements. Full utilisation of this section will reduce the burden in the system and address the challenges of lapsing orders.

(3) The Children’s Amendment Bill, 2019 seeks to address critical gaps and challenges in the underlying child care and protection system. Furthermore, it identifies several strategies to address these challenges efficiently and effectively. The Department took a broad and holistic approach towards the amendment of the Act and thus seeks through this Amendment Bill, to resolve other areas of defect in the Act.

The department started with the review process of the Act during 2011 and 2012 and subsequently drafted the comprehensive Children’s Amendment Bill in 2013. Policy matters that had legislative implications were halted whilst the Foster Care Ministerial Committee was undertaking an investigation, and the ECD, as well as the Child Care and Protection Policies were being drafted.

However, there were specific sections of the Act which were amended and the Minister Introduced the short-version Children’s Amendment Bill in Parliament. The Bill addressed court orders and urgent amendments that did not have policy or financial implications. The Bill was split and the process culminated in the Children’s Amendment Act, 2016 (Children’s Amendment Act No. 17 of 2016) and the Children’s Second Amendment Act, 2016 (Children’s Second Amendment Act No. 18 of 2016) which were promulgated on 26 January 2018.

The department has been in possession of the comprehensive Children’s Amendment Bill since 2013. Once the Foster Care Ministerial Committee finalised their investigation and the ECD as well as National Child Care and Protection Policy were finalised, the Minister deemed it necessary to proceed with the processing of the draft comprehensive Children’s Amendment Bill. The department cannot afford a piecemeal approach to amending the Children’s Act as there are other urgent amendments required to strengthen the child protection system.

14 October 2019 - NW1046

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) What number of (a) Members of Parliament, (b) sessional staff, (c) staff employed by her department and (d) any other persons were accommodated in (i) Acacia Park, (ii) Laboria Park and (iii) Pelican Park during the (aa) Fourth Parliament and (bb) Fifth Parliament; (2) What number of housing units, apartment and facility buildings does each of the specified villages comprise?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. (aa) (i) (a) 218 Members of Parliament.

(b) 274 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Officials were performing standby duties.

(d) 4 Assistants to Members of Parliament with disabilities.

  1. (ii) (a) 56 Members of Parliament.

(b) 6 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Officials were performing standby duties.

(d) None.

(aa) (iii) (a) 69 Members of Parliament.

(b) 35 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental officials performing standby duties.

(d) None.

(bb) (i) (a) 226 Members of Parliament.

(b) 259 Sessional Officials.

(c) 1 Departmental Officials performing standby duties

(d) 4 Assistants to Members of Parliament with disabilities and 2 Parliament Staff.

  1. (ii) (a) 56 Members of Parliament.

(b) 6 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Official performing standby duties.

(d) None.

(bb) (iii) (a) 71 Members of Parliament.

(b) 35 Sessional Officials.

(c) 1 Departmental Official was performing standby duties.

(d) None.

(i) Acacia Park:

Has 337 housing units, 155 apartments and facility buildings comprising a primary school, crèche, soccer/rugby field, 3 recreational halls, tennis court, swimming pool and a gym facility.

(ii) Laboria Park:

Has 64 housing units and facility buildings comprising a recreational hall with a gym facility, tennis court and swimming pool.

(iii) Pelican Park:

Has 107 housing units and facility building comprising a recreational hall with a gym facility, tennis court and swimming pool.

14 October 2019 - NW1041

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

(1) Whether her department entered into a lease agreement with the SA Police Service (SAPS) for the occupation of Telkom Towers in Pretoria; if not, on what basis have the renovations been undertaken on behalf of the SAPS; if so, on what date was the lease agreement signed; (a) What was the annual lease amount agreed to for each year since the start of the renovations and/or signing of the lease and (b) what amount has the SAPS paid on the specified property for each year since the signing of the lease agreement and/or start of the renovations?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. No lease agreement was entered into with SAPS for the occupation of Telkom Towers
  2. (a) In the absence of the lease agreement there is no specific amount.

(b) In order to respond to the immediate upgrade requirements for the Telkom Towers (North Building) and Annex buildings, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has been appointed as the implementation agency. The Department has informed me that the date for practical completion is anticipated to be in April 2020.

14 October 2019 - NW1057

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether he intends to review the labour legislation that provides for equal pay for equal work, especially the deeming provisions which give employers loopholes to discriminate on remuneration; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, Honourable Member, there is no intention of reviewing the labour legislation that provides for equal pay for work of equal value. The rationale not to review is informed by the fact that the current provisions of equal pay for work of equal value in Sections 6(4) and 6(5) of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, 2013, read with the Employment Equity Regulations, 2014 already protect all employees against unfair discrimination in relation to pay and benefits.

In fact, all employers are prohibited to unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly on one or more of the prohibited grounds listed under Section 6(1) of the EEA against any employee in relation to terms of conditions of employment, inclusive of pay; between employees of the same employer performing the same work or substantially the same work or work of equal value.

These provisions protect the rights of all employees against unfair discrimination in pay and benefits irrespective of their employment status or work arrangements. Irrespective of whether an employee is temporary for a period of less than 3 months, or an employee works more than 3 months on a fixed term contract, the principle of equal pay for work of equal value must be applied fairly without any prejudice or unfair discrimination.

It is important to highlight that all disputes of equal pay for work of equal value must be referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) or to the Labour Court in terms of Section 10 of the Employment Equity Act.

14 October 2019 - NW1047

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What was the total cost incurred by the Government for each of the three parliamentary villages during the (a) Fourth and (b) Fifth Parliaments in terms of (i) bus transport, (ii) water and electricity, rates and taxes, (iii) village management, (iv) construction of new buildings, (v) maintenance of buildings, (vi) purchasing of new furniture and appliances, (vii) cost of employing the staff of her department to run the villages and (viii) any other expenses; (2) Whether she has considered the option of providing each Member of Parliament with a housing allowance instead of accommodation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2201E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(a) Fourth Parliament

(b) Fifth Parliament

(i) The total cost incurred by government for all three parliamentary villages during the Fourth Parliament, in terms of transport, is R38 570 345.

(i) The total cost incurred by government for all three parliamentary villages during the Fifth Parliament, in terms of transport, is R35 997 143.

(ii)The total cost in terms of the Municipal Services and Rates of the three parliamentary villages during the Fourth Parliament amounts, as follows:

Laboria Park R7 875 171.81

Pelican Park R6 470 925.33

Acacia Park R12 836 995.19

(ii)The total cost in terms of the Municipal Services and Rates of the three parliamentary villages during the Fifth Parliament amounts, as follows:

Laboria Park R12 185 225.49

Pelican Park R22 328 442.08

Acacia Park R50 959 085.40

(iii) The parliamentary villages are managed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure through officials who are employed fulltime and render the required services – the cost relating to the employment of the said officials during the Fourth Parliament amounted to R8 053 472.75.

(iii) The parliamentary villages are managed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure through officials who are employed fulltime and render the required services – the cost relating to the employment of the said officials during the Fifth Parliament amounted R13 102 467.25.

(iv) None

(iv) The total cost incurred to construct the new access buildings at the three parliamentary villages amounted to R35 550 947.07

(v) The total cost in terms of the maintenance of the three parliamentary villages amounted to R300 000 000.00

(v) The total cost in terms of the maintenance of the three parliamentary villages during the Fifth Parliament amounts, as follows:

Acacia Park      R113,718,148.37

Laboria Park     R21,119,084.70

Pelican Park     R27,617,264.60

(vi) R6 422 237.00

(vi) R30 981 445.00.

(vii) Refer to (iii) above.

(vii) Refer to (iii) above.

(viii) No other expenses.

(viii) No other expenses.

(2) The responsibility of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is to provide accommodation to Government Departments and Members of Parliament, amongst others, in terms of its mandate. Any request for allowances to public office bearers must be made to the Independent Commission for Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.

14 October 2019 - NW656

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, in light of the exorbitantly high cost of cancer medication in the Republic and in comparison to other countries such as India, he will consider removing the patent laws on cancer medication and treatment in order for low-cost generics to be produced to enable the majority of South Africans to have access to affordable treatment; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

A patent allows the pharmaceutical manufacturer an exclusivity over the sale of a medicine. During this time the manufacturer price is very high and unaffordable to low and middle income countries. Companies argue that the high prices are intended to recoup their costs of research and development, however these companies have been reluctant to be transparent about such costs. There is much evidence to suggest that the cost of research and development is actually much lower than claims made by the pharmaceutical industry.

South Africa has been at the forefront of challenging the high prices of medicines globally including where patents are the barrier to access. There currently are legislative provisions which would allow us to access a medicine that is protected by a patent. These provisions are included in Section 15C of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965). It is important to bear in mind that in order for one to access medicines using Section 15C, such a medicine must first be registered by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) in terms of efficacy, safety and quality. SAHPRA will consider an application of a generic even while a patent remains in effect. So the provisions to address patent barriers already exist in South Africa however a product must be registered by SAHPRA before we can implement such a provision.

South Africa has never had to use the patent legislation to access a lower priced generic medicine. The patent holders have in many cases negotiated either through bilateral agreements or have participated in the Medicines Patent Pool which provides manufacturers in developing countries like South Africa access lower cost generic antiretroviral (ARV) drugs at an affordable price. This has allowed us to afford the world’s largest ARV programme.

END.

14 October 2019 - NW784

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) What amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) her department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(I) DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

  1. (a) Amount spent on advertising by the Department

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

R 1 832 808.31

R 3 569 256.06

R 2 246 557.41

2 (a) Total expenditure incurred by the Department to (i) each specified black-owned media company in each specified financial year

Details

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Total

R 1 424 863.10*

R 2 769 256.06*

R 2 240 557.41*

Black Owned Company no: 1

R 221 361.00

R 29 800.00

R 16 260.00

Black Owned Company no: 2

R 8 276.40

   

Black Owned Company no: 3

R 67 270.00

   

Black Owned Company no: 4

R 131 950.20

   

Black Owned Company no: 5

R 97 200.00

   

Black Owned Company no: 6

R 59 066.25

   

Black Owned Company no: 7

R 448 118.61

   

Black Owned Company no: 8

R 208 944.16

R 895 098.61

R 361 656.82

Black Owned Company no: 9

R152 826.48

   

Black Owned Company no: 10

R29 850.00

   

Black Owned Company no: 11

 

R 201 944.39

R 14 028.85

Black Owned Company no: 12

 

R 212 500.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 13

 

R 40 915.90

 

Black Owned Company no: 14

 

R 16 758.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 15

 

R 92 900.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 16

 

R 131 150.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 17

 

R 331 963.44

R 40 800.85

Black Owned Company no: 18

 

R 267 530.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 19

 

R 80 341.50

R 107 730.00

Black Owned Company no: 20

 

R 24 350.00

R 14 012.00

Black Owned Company no: 21

 

R 38 600.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 22

 

R149 993.22

 

Black Owned Company no: 23

 

R 75 411.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 24

 

R 180 000.00

 

Black Owned Company no: 25

   

R 26 700.00

Black Owned Company no: 26

   

R 26 250.00

Black Owned Company no: 27

   

R 259 298.88

Black Owned Company no: 28

   

R 200 376.00

Black Owned Company no: 29

   

R 6 482.87

Black Owned Company no: 30

   

R 152 500.00

Black Owned Company no: 31

   

R 254 722.61

Black Owned Company no: 32

   

R 36 500.00

Black Owned Company no: 33

   

R 282 000.00

Black Owned Company no: 34

   

R 39 100.00

Black Owned Company no: 35

   

R 7 461.43

Black Owned Company no: 36

   

R 11 442.50

Black Owned Company no: 37

   

R 34 734.60

Black Owned Company no: 38

   

R 348 500.00

* The Remainder of expenditure was spent on Government Institutions or Level 2- 7 B-BBEE Companies

(c) Spend on outdoor advertising to each black-owned media company in each financial year by the Department

Black-owned media company

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Black Owned Company no: 17

 

R 331 963.44

R 40 800.85

Black Owned Company no: 22

 

R 149 993.22

 

Black Owned Company no: 11

 

R 9 631.86

R 14 028.85

Black Owned Company no: 14

 

R 16 758.00

R 6 482.87

Black Owned Company no: 1

   

R 16 260.00

Black Owned Company no: 27

   

R 84 658.75

Black Owned Company no: 35

   

R 7 461.43

Black Owned Company no: 20

   

R 14 012.00

(ii) SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM

  1. (a)(ii)Amount spent on advertising by SA Tourism

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

R 250 708,14

R 545 513,65

R 241,650.56

2 (b) Total expenditure incurred by SA Tourism to (i) each specified black owned media company in each specified financial year.

 

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Black-owned company no 1

R 85,946.94

R 337,516.22

R 34,431.00

Black-owned company no 2

R 70,683.07

R 67,240.61

R 44,591.98

Black-owned company no 3

R 38,500.00

R 73,496.82

R 162,627.58

Black-owned company no 4

R 55,578.12

R 67,260.00

 

(ii) Outdoor advertising

0.00

0.00

0.00

(c) Not applicable – Outdoor advertising is only used in destination marketing

14 October 2019 - NW617

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) total amount has (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

The following tables reflect the details in this regard.

(a)(ii) Entities

(aa) total amount spent on cleaning

(bb) total amount spent on security

(cc) total amount spent on gardening services

 

(aaa)2017/18

(bbb) 2018/19

(aaa)2017/18

(bbb) 2018/19

(aaa)2017/18

(bbb) 2018/19

Council for Medical Schemes

R890,379.82

R858,726.38

R36,813.10

R409,294.50

R154,370.08

R130,995.60

National Health Laboratory Service

R30,851.489

R4,620.615

R13,588.664

R1,054.711

R402,477

In-sourced

Office of Health Standards Compliance

R131,644

R190,521

R0

R249,814

R0

R0

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

R0

R0

R0

R0

R0

R0

South African Medical Research Council

R4,100,616.27

R5,458,526.90

R8,885,876.97

R9,428,708.73

R671,297.44

R245,290.80

(b) Amount paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount paid to each service provider

(a)(ii) Entities

Service provider

Specified Service

Amount paid

2017/18

Amount paid

2018/19

Council for Medical Schemes

FSG Property Services

Cleaning chemicals

-

R12,778.45

 

PTY Trade 242

Cleaning consumables

R58,845.80

R21,558.04

 

Cannon Hygiene

Hygiene consumables

R134,139.41

R8,516.30

 

Rentokil Initial (Pty) Ltd

Hygiene services

R26,886.72

R136,571.72

 

Salaries of cleaners

Salaries

R622,888.89

R661,953.87

 

Temporary Services

Temporary Services

R47,619.00

R17,348.00

 

Perfect Solutions Security

Security Guards

R318, 680.19

400,888.40

 

TFS Africa (Pty) Ltd

 

R34,728.89

-

 

Sefeko Guard Security

Security Handsets

R8,404.02

R8,406.10

 

Bidvest Execuflora

Gardening/Plant hire

-

R63,467.35

 

Servest Interior Solutions

Gardening/Plant hire

R154,370.08

R67,528.25

National Health Laboratory Service

Afriboom (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning Services

R2,878.819

-

 

Amandla Ahlanene Trading Enterprise CC

 

R7,433.137

R1,254.206

 

Amararo Trading(Pty)Ltd

 

R36, 309

-

 

Ambius

 

R16,784

R18,100

 

Basan S A Trading

 

R11,628

R8,280

 

Botho Ubuntu Cleaning

 

R838,981

R804, 299

 

Clean Room Maintenance CC

 

-

R5,244

 

Columbus Hygiene Systems

 

R8,884

R18,530

 

Greater Kokstad Municipality

 

R1,833

-

 

H Coetzee t/a Milandi's Skoonmaakdienste

 

R600

-

 

HDS Interprise and Medispeed Pty Ltd

 

R172,827

-

 

Masana Hygiene Services CC

 

R5,946.359

R2,283

 

Masango Cleaning Services and Construction CC

 

R5,945

-

 

Masutlhadokgwa Construction & Project CC

 

R19,947

-

 

Mathasani Construction and Cleaning

 

R4,646.418

R16,213

 

Nondumiso Cleaning Services (Pty)Ltd

 

R2,678.782

-

 

Nontobeko Mketi

 

R1,500

R2,800

 

Omnilab Supplies CC

 

-

R6,443

 

Prestige Cleaning Services (Pty) Ltd

 

R3,173.655

R214,852

 

Pristene Health Services (Pty) Ltd

 

R280,198

-

 

Pronto Kleen

 

R18,989

R1,854

 

Prospect Cleaning Services

 

R1,004.657

-

 

Red Alert Alarms

 

-

R15,741

 

Sanitech a division of Waco Africa (Pty)

 

R1,352,587

R1,361,855

 

Servest Pty Ltd

 

R35,435

R222,506

 

Shanbar Property Development cc

 

R3,852

-

 

Siyaya Teledata Comm & Courier CC

 

R2,256

-

 

Steiner Hygiene (Pty) Ltd

 

R35,248

R981

 

Steiner Services (Johannesburg):

 

R211,388

R240,746

 

Thistle Lab Services

 

R34,471

R23

 

Vetus Schola Protection Services Pty Ltd

 

-

R28,870

 

Steiner Hygiene (George)

 

-

R854

 

Industro Clean OFS cc

 

-

R993

 

Bidserv Industrial Products Pty Ltd T/a G Fox & Company

 

-

R2,989

 

Kenglo Holdings (Pty) Ltd

 

-

R58,286

 

Gcinasande Projects

 

-

R1,288

 

Supra Later Pty Ltd

 

-

R3,367

 

N Hiliza Trading (Pty) Ltd

 

-

R2,533

 

MM629K Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

-

R300,070

 

Satis-Vaction Cleaning Services

 

-

R23,407

 

Sebaeng Construction

 

-

R3,000

 

Armand Trading CC

Security

R8,892

-

 

Atlas Security Systems

 

R26,231

R19,332

 

Bonolo Claudina Sefularo

 

R2,720

R4,590

 

Chubb Security South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

 

R7,167

R3,826

 

Electroalarm-Monitor cc

 

R6,301

R5,729

 

Enforce Security Services (Pty) Ltd

 

R782,232

-

 

Fidelity Cash Solutions Pty Ltd

 

R79,198

R61,738

 

Hi Tec Security

 

R7,533

R6,519

 

Home At Kimberely

 

R4,809

R6,228

 

Ingwempisi Security Services

 

R7,218,569

-

 

Juanique R van Zyl

 

R991

R100

 

Nextec Industrial Technologies

 

-

R556,309

 

Red Alert Alarms

 

R4,626.498

R121,876

 

Roman Business Management

 

R5,970

R6,223

 

Saayman's Security Services CC / Capital Security Services CC

 

R6,767

R4,533

 

Sanitech a division of Waco Africa (Pty) Ltd

 

R2,019

-

 

Secureco

 

R314,701

R28,484

 

Separations

 

R153

-

 

Top Security Systems Pty Ltd

 

R12,562

R668

 

Top Ten catering and Security

 

R108,922

R12,209

 

Transfire Pty Ltd

 

R11,159

-

 

Vetus Schola Protection Services Pty

 

R353,628

-

 

World Focus 799 CC

 

R1,642

-

 

Minatlou Trading 331

 

-

R80,000

 

Signal Network Telecom cc

 

-

R107,364

 

No 1 Corporate Promtional

 

-

R18,012

 

B & M Scientific B035

 

-

R8,970

 

C Kader

 

-

R400

 

Valencia Z Jokazi

 

-

R1,600

 

Katanga Property Care Pty Ltd

Gardening

R402,477

-

Office of Health Standards Compliance

Medical Research Council

Cleaning

R131,644

R120,115.41

 

Khumoetsile Vision Group

 

-

R70,405.59

 

Imvula Quality Protection

Security

-

R191,439.50

 

Rise Security Services

 

-

R58,374.10

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African Medical Research Council

Bidvest Services (Pty) Ltd T/A Bidvest Steiner

Cleaning Services

R110,535.33

R25,043.13

 

Bidvest Managed Solutions (Pty

 

R2,003848.56

R2,661 757.19

 

Bright Idea Projects 2806 cc

 

-

R1 200.00

 

Nvirogreen Solutions (Pty) Ltd

 

R20 586.00

-

 

Galactic Pest Control

 

R4 342.11

-

 

Rhumbu Trading And Projects (P

 

R17 375.00

-

 

Ethekwini Pest Control Cc

 

R1 312.50

-

 

Ndabazasembo Trading Enterpris

 

R59 812.00

-

 

2 Oceans Computer Consumables

Cleaning Consumables

R18,146.20

-

 

AB Holdings

 

R6,670

-

 

ABD Fuels (Pty) Ltd

 

R7,386

-

 

Afri Zonke Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

 

R10,089.03

-

 

Amanthi TRAD

 

-

R3,649.39

 

Ambicion11 (PTY)

 

-

R520

 

Armada Supplies (Pty) Ltd

 

R8,908

-

 

As Premium Holdings (Pty) Ltd

 

R5,650.80

-

 

Atlantic Laundromat

 

R16,832.83

R13,255.91

 

Atur Trading (Pty) Ltd

 

R5,248.88

-

 

Aylu Civils And Construction C

 

R6,300.00

-

 

Azura Suppliers (Pty) Ltd

 

R3,680.00

-

 

Black Wealth Institute

 

-

R1,700

 

Bidserv Industrial Products (Pty)Ltd

 

R12,399.40

-

 

Bidvest Management solutions

 

-

R97, 662.23

 

Bidvest Services (Pty) Ltd T/A Bidvest Steiner

 

R1,280 515.73

R1,854 382.49

 

Biofarm

 

-

R1,757.28

 

Bkj Holdings (Pty) Ltd

 

R5,055.90

-

 

Bongukulunga Cleaning Services

 

R8,089.16

-

 

Bonwepy Management Entertainme

 

R-2 832.48

-

 

Bralmor Business Administrator

 

R395.07

-

 

Breez Villiage

 

-

R1,020.60

 

Cape Africa Marine Supp

 

R1,594.99

R11,303.18

 

Capital Ship Trading 605 Pty Ltd

 

R8,361.90

-

 

Caprichem Saccs (Pty) Ltd

 

R746.25

R1,958.20

 

Cishumlilo SA

 

-

R15,250.00

 

Clean Hygiene CC

 

R4,530.00

-

 

Corpchem (Pty) Ltd

 

R4,155.30

-

 

Cross Country Pest Control And

 

R7,500

-

 

DBZN Trading

 

-

R12,509.96

 

Deejay Industries (Pty) Ltd

 

R12,000

-

 

Devershan Naicker T/A Buckingham

 

R1,794.50

-

 

Diesel Innovations

 

-

R120,462.53

 

Dixinox Cc T/A Exitol Cleaning

 

R10,734.80

R3,302.08

 

Drivers Licence Test Control C

 

R8,640

-

 

Dwm Cleaning And General Tradi

 

R4,420

-

 

Eagles stationers

 

-

R56,536.20

 

Emergency Diesel

 

-

R56,935.00

 

Emtek Industrial Supplies Tpy

 

R2,554.80

-

 

End Wise (Pty) Ltd

 

R700

-

 

Ethekwini Pest Control Cc

 

R6,462.28

-

 

Execuflora

 

-

R348.00

 

Formax

 

-

R12,979.63

 

Galactic Pest Control

 

R4,342.11

-

 

Geo-Vul Constructions And Gene

 

R40,480

-

 

Growing In Faith Entrepeneurs

 

R4,651.20

-

 

Grundnorm Industries (Pty) Ltd

 

R13,350

-

 

Hat Agencies - Hardware Abrasi

 

R4,729.70

-

 

Hobozola

 

-

R5,541.00

 

Husbandoncall (Pty) Ltd T/A Hu

 

R8,368.40

-

 

Ikamva Trading (Pty) Ltd

 

R2,140.80

-

 

Impilwenhle Trading Enterprise

 

R5,521.06

-

 

Industrial And Proactive Solut

 

R14,487.06

-

 

Inkosazana

 

-

R16,007.00

 

Izinyanyeni (Pty) Ltd

 

R24,817.56

-

 

Jamilo Sales And Services (Pty

 

R4,520

-

 

JT Maritz

 

-

R15,354.00

 

K2014085852 (Sa) (Pty) Ltd T/A

 

R6,046.45

-

 

Kb2 Distributors

 

-

R4,235.00

 

KA SALARI

 

-

R4,391.22

 

Kopanang 7 Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

R5,083

-

 

Laborem Investment Trading (Pty)

 

R-5,034

-

 

Laborem Lab Supplies

 

R50

-

 

Lazer chemicals

 

-

R3,000

 

Legg & Wessels

 

-

R21,885.61

 

Lum Mila (Pty) Ltd

 

R2,274

-

 

Manjapha Trading Enterprise Cc

 

R3,670

-

 

Maphallang Projects

 

R1,800

-

         
 

Melokuhle Envoy (Pty) Ltd

 

R14,566.30

-

 

Msanzi

 

-

R9,003

 

Njikelela Constructand Project

 

R6,480

-

 

Nrb Liquid Dream (Pty) Ltd

 

R647

-

 

Nvirogreen Solutions (Pty) Ltd

 

R38,258.50

-

 

Nyazile Building Construction

 

R22,670.86

-

 

Ojenny And Sons (Pty) Ltd

 

R400

-

 

Okamkhathini Trading

 

R4,373.60

-

 

OMH Projects

 

-

R1,200

 

Ophilayo Trading Enterprise CC

 

R5,968

-

 

OQ Detergents

 

-

R2,344.00

 

Phat group

 

-

R2,517.35

 

Pula Pele (Pty) Ltd

 

R3,200

-

 

R-5 Distributors

 

-

R198.30

 

Rhumbu Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

R17,375

-

 

Sibanye Office Solution

 

R29,890.02

R160,807.77

 

SMJ Group Cc

 

R8,145.25

-

 

Sthezeh Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd

 

R30,841

-

 

Take Note Trading 35 Cc

 

R10,684.22

-

 

Techris Tech

 

-

R76,399.91

 

Telegenix Trading 429 CC

 

-

R1,048.55

 

Togu Civils (Pty) Ltd

 

R-0.26

-

 

Trans Africa Medicals

 

R850

-

 

Trat Z Trading (Pty) Ltd

 

R5,347.40

-

 

Tshiamo

 

-

R24,251.49

 

XV Ntsinde

 

R75,081

-

 

Yukon

Cleaning Consumables

-

R1,476.00

 

Petty Cash

   

34,937.39

 

Adt Security (Pty) Ltd (Durban

Security Services

R44,903.52

R16,176.97

 

Blue Apple Trading Enterprise

 

-

R483,046.00

 

Blue Light Monitoring & Armed

 

R1,862.30

-

 

Chubb Integrated Systems

 

R1,539.05

R- 3,383.93

 

Eric And Son Pty Ltd

 

R3,150

-

 

Fidelity Cash Solutions (Pty)

 

R129,284.20

R138,962.64

 

Hiway Integrated Security (Pty

 

R5,140

-

 

Imvula Quality Protection Afri

 

R8,478 636.93

R8,340 356.92

 

Jt Maritz Electrical

 

R32,930.04

R7,777.95

 

Liberty Technologies (Pty) Ltd

 

R6,425

-

 

Masibambisane Maswati (Pty) Lt

 

R13,528

-

 

Mzansi Fire And Security (Pty)

 

R99,811.59

R199,597.02

 

Oostenberg Patrols Cc

 

R47,340

-

 

Panther Procure (Pty) Ltd

 

R13,535.96

-

 

Petty Cash

 

R2,085.38

R105.00

 

Sakh`Ikhaya Suppliers Cc

 

R2,926

R112,299.03

 

Shanken Security Solutions Cc

 

R2,779

-

 

Techris CC

 

-

R179,771.13

 

Dway Projects (Pty) Ltd

Gardening Services

 

R34,355.00

-

 

Full Flow Projects (Pty) Ltd

 

R205,533.00

-

 

K R A S Agencies Cc

 

R1,650.00

-

 

Mecam Industrial (PTY)

 

-

R5,197.40

 

Ngula Constraction property

 

-

R18,900.00

 

Pamper Zone Trading And Projec

 

R162,000.00

-

 

Sakh’ikhaya suppliers

 

-

R58,913.04

 

Seteline (Pty) Ltd

 

R38,660.00

-

 

Sotobe Farming And Enterprizin

 

R20,000.00

-

 

STRATOSTAFF Prev. ADECCO (DBN)

 

R24,099.44

R17,875.00

 

Thokad Group

 

-

R22,697.06

 

Weymer Construction And Mainte

 

R185,000.00

R121,708.30

END.

14 October 2019 - NW137

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Gwarube, Ms S to ask the Minister of Health

What amount has been spent on each pilot project of the National Health Insurance since the inception of the programme?

Reply:

The health system strengthening initiatives were implement in the NHI pilot districts. There initiatives were funded through conditional grants. The grant funding related to the following activities:

The ward based primary healthcare outreach teams which were responsible for the provision of primary healthcare to families/households; community outreach services; preventative, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services.

The Integrated school health programme focused on screening of health-related barriers to learning such as vision, hearing, cognitive, and related developmental impairments.

General Practitioners and Pharmacy Assistants were contracted to primary care facilities to support clinics in service delivery.

The ideal clinic realisation model was introduced in response to the existing insufficiencies in quality of PHC services and to lay the foundation for NHI implementation.

The centralized chronic medicines dispensing and distribution model involves the centralized dispensing of medicines for chronic stable patients and the collection of the medicine at a point close to patients,

The purpose of the health patient registration system is to serve as an online registry of all patients using healthcare services in South Africa that can be accessed at any facility to provide health workers with patients’ demographic information and their most up-to-date health records.

The stock visibility system is used in PHC clinics to monitor and report on stock availability levels for essential medicines like ARVs, TB medication and vaccines. The purpose of the SVS is to enable more informed decision-making and proactive stock management at the PHC facility level.

The infrastructure grant was intended to fund nursing college infrastructure as well as the maintenance, repair and construction of primary care facilities

The expenditure below outlines the grants allocated to the National Health Insurance as reported in Departmental annual reports over the period

Name of the Grant

Grant Deliverables

(R 000') 2017/18

(R 000') 2016/17

(R 000') 2015/16

(R 000') 2014/15

(R 000') 2013/14

(R 000') 2012/13

National Health Insurance

Equipment for PHC facilities and outreach teams, training of staff in SCM, impact assessment of pilot interventions

 

99 665

63 491

63 605

71 614

78 019

Ideal Clinics

Evaluate clinics against ideal clinic criteria and support facilities to reach ideal clinic status

26 590

9 792

 

 

 

 

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Two dose vaccination

199 534

189 992

158 719

189 489

 

 

Health Professionals Contracting

Contracting health professionals and CCMDD

549 035

361 580

279 780

R82,261

9 457

 

Health Facility Revitalisation

Nursing Education Institutions, maintainance, repair and refurbishment

657 099

686 496

612 623

292 345

373 483

 

Information Systems

Health Patient Registration System, PHC Stock Visibility System and Hospital Stock Visibility System.

83 807

 

 

 

 

 

END.

14 October 2019 - NW577

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1) What number of (a) security, (b) cleaning and (c) general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure are employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers at Armscor; (2) What total amount does Armscor spend from their current budget on security, cleaning and general worker personnel who work in their buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure

Reply:

Total spend:

 

2017-18

2018-19

Cleaning

R 7,407,245

R 5,251,498

Security

R 8,146,346

R 1,833,180

Refer below for details.

14 October 2019 - NW779

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Thembekwayo, Dr S to ask the Minister of Health

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) What amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The following table reflects the details in this regard.

  1. Department of Health

Details

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(1) (a) (i) Amount was spent on advertising

R2 878 917.97

R16 181 705.22

R582 010.39

(2) (a) (i) black-owned media company:

 

   

 

 

Black Owned Media Company

R207 600.00

Nil

Nil

Kone Staffing Solution

R2 671 317.97

R14 912 472.77

Nil

Media House (Sadmon)

Nil

R1 269 232.45

R582 010.39

       

(2) (a) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor advertising

     

Media House (Sadmon)

Nil

R972 660.89

Nil

       

(2) (c) black-owned media company:

     

Media House (Sadmon)

Nil

R972 660.89

Nil

       
  1. State Owned Entities

Details

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Council for Medical Schemes

(1) (a) (ii) Amount was spent on advertising

R2 400 090,08

R1 965 244,48

R950 714,11

(2) (b) (i) black-owned media company:

Independent Media

R741 592,80

R836 336,68

R917 035,86

Message Platform

R7 980,00

Nil

Nil

Mahogany Trading

Nil

R419 554,20

Nil

(2) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor advertising

R202 874,40

R507 653,40

Nil

(2) (c) black-owned media company:

Mohagany Trading

Nil

R419 554,20

Nil

       

National Health Laboratory Service

Details

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(1) (a) (ii) Amount was spent on advertising

R799 079.47

R287 792.73

R120 768.13

(2) (b) (i) black-owned media company:

Human Communication (Pty) LTD

R799 079.47

R287 792.73

R120 768.13

(2) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor

advertising

R799 079.47

R287 792.73

R120 768.13

(2) (c) black-owned media company:

Human Communication (Pty) LTD

R799 079.47

R287 792.73

R120 768.13

       

Office of Health Standards Compliance

Details

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

(1) (a) (ii) Amount was spent on advertising

R412 337

R2 943 463

R620 482

(2) (b) (i) black-owned media company:

Human Communication

R127 807

R119 804

R70 128

Basadzi Media and Personnel

R178 326

R46 039

R126 346

Ultimate Recruitment Solution

R102 954

R22 696

R24 501

Pheta Trading Enterprise

Nil

Nil

R302 140

Kone Solutions

Nil

Nil

R78 122

Druzmia Project Trading

Nil

Nil

R6 383

Government Printing Works (Tender Advertisements)

R3 250

R1 000

R12 862

Government Communication and

Information Systems (Radio

Advertisement)

Nil

R2 753 923

Nil

(2) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor

advertising

Nil

Nil

Nil

(2) (c) black-owned media company:

Nil

Nil

Nil

       

South African Medical Research Council

(1) (a) (ii) Amount was spent on advertising

R1 417 593.45

R1 828 522.83

R1 893 653.72

(2) (b) (i) black-owned media company:

African Directory

R29,900.00

Nil

R 14,950.00

African News Agency

Nil

R196,000.00

R84,000.00

Ayanda Mbanga Communications

R846,885.13

R674,367.43

R930,409.28

Black Moon Advertising

Nil

Nil

R358,300.40

Human Communications

R378,243.10

R505,250.54

Nil

Robin Events & Services

Nil

R1,300.00

 

Phanda Personnel

Nil

Nil

R9,956.95

(2) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor

advertising

R48,400.00

R16,000.00

R358,300.40

(2) (c) black-owned media company:

Black Moon

Nil

Nil

R358,300.40

       

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

(1) (a) (ii) Amount was spent on advertising

Nil

Nil

Nil

(2) (b) (i) black-owned media company:

Nil

Nil

Nil

(2) (ii) Total expenditure incurred on outdoor

advertising

Nil

Nil

Nil

(2) (c) black-owned media company

Nil

Nil

Nil

END.

14 October 2019 - NW978

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1) What (a) is the total number of Clinic Health Committees that are active in each province, (b) is the total budget for Clinic Health Committees in each province for the 2019-20 financial year, (c) total number of members served on the Clinic Health Committees in each province for the 2019-20 financial year, (d) is the remuneration package of each committee member that served on the Clinic Health Committees in each province for the 2019-20 financial year and (e) is the purpose of the Clinic Health Committees; (2) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(a, b, c, d & e) The following table reflects the details in this regard

Q (1)

(a) Total # of Clinic Health Committees 2019/20

(b) Total Budget for Clinic Health Committees 2019/20

(c)Total No of members served on Clinic Health Committees 2019/20

(d) Remuneration package of each Committee member 2019/20

PPROVINCES

 

EC

696

R16 240.00

10 440

R 500.00 p/p p/q

GP

1488

No budget allocated

11 904

No remuneration

FS

139

No budget allocated

973

No remuneration


KZN

592 

R7 104 000

8880 

R200.00 p/p p/q

LP

492

No budget allocated

4428

No remuneration

MP

263

No budget allocated

3156

No remuneration

NC


169

No budget allocated

845

No remuneration

NW

301

R4 214 000

2107


R500.00 p/p p/q

WC

200

1 958 400

2400

S&T only p/p p/q

(e) Purpose of the clinic Committee

Clinic Committees facilitate the following:


1. Serve as a link between Primary Health Care, community based services and

households;
2. Participate in the achievement of improved health outcomes;
3. Promote community participation, local accountability and intersectoral

collaboration;
4. Engage with the management of PHC facilities with regards to planning,

monitoring and oversight of Health Services; and
5. Engages with other governance structures e.g. Ward committees to ensure

streamlining of initiatives which provide a broader platform in engaging with

stakeholders.

END.

14 October 2019 - NW1038

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) What steps has she taken to strengthen the oversight and regulatory role of the Council for the Built Environment over the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in line with section 4 of the Council for the Built Environment Act, Act 43 of 2000, particularly relating to the professional registration process of qualified engineers and technologists; (2) What number of qualified (a) engineers and (b) technologists have registered with the ECSA in each year since its establishment in 2000; (3) Whether all qualified engineers and technologists have to register with the ECSA before they may practice professionally; if not, what (a) is the position in this regard and (b) number of qualified (i) engineers and (ii) technologists who are not registered with ECSA are currently practicing professionally in the Republic; (4) What number of qualified (a) engineers and (b) technologists are currently employed in state-owned entities? NW2192E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

  1. The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) has the statutory mandate to ensure consistent application of policy by the councils for the build environment professions (CBEP) with regard to, among other things, the registration of different categories of registration (See section 4(k)(ii) of Council for the Built Environment Act, (Act No. 43 of 2000). To this end Policy Frameworks were approved by the Minister and the CBE is monitoring the alignment of CBEP policies with the approved policy frameworks, including the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) registration policy. The CBE furthermore acts as an appeal body for matters referred to it in terms of the legislation regulating the CBEP, including a refusal of registration by ECSA should it happen. A person aggrieved by ECSA’s refusal to register, that person upon application may appeal to the CBE against the decision of ECSA. The CBE has not received an appeal against a decision by ECSA not to register a person in the last four years.
  2. The number of qualified engineers and technologists that have registered with the ECSA in each year since ECSA’s establishment in 2000;

Count

Year

Description

383

2000

Professional Engineer

131

2000

Professional Engineering Technologist

377

2001

Professional Engineer

140

2001

Professional Engineering Technologist

283

2002

Professional Engineer

179

2002

Professional Engineering Technologist

313

2003

Professional Engineer

207

2003

Professional Engineering Technologist

370

2004

Professional Engineer

166

2004

Professional Engineering Technologist

324

2005

Professional Engineer

135

2005

Professional Engineering Technologist

324

2006

Professional Engineer

212

2006

Professional Engineering Technologist

342

2007

Professional Engineer

162

2007

Professional Engineering Technologist

422

2008

Professional Engineer

313

2008

Professional Engineering Technologist

416

2009

Professional Engineer

304

2009

Professional Engineering Technologist

473

2010

Professional Engineer

301

2010

Professional Engineering Technologist

529

2011

Professional Engineer

372

2011

Professional Engineering Technologist

662

2012

Professional Engineer

436

2012

Professional Engineering Technologist

775

2013

Professional Engineer

420

2013

Professional Engineering Technologist

548

2014

Professional Engineer

410

2014

Professional Engineering Technologist

516

2015

Professional Engineer

398

2015

Professional Engineering Technologist

932

2016

Professional Engineer

346

2016

Professional Engineering Technologist

466

2017

Professional Engineer

271

2017

Professional Engineering Technologist

882

2018

Professional Engineering Technologist

586

2019

Professional Engineering Technologist

(3) There are no registration requirements for practising as an Engineer. ECSA is only required to keep a record of Registered Persons. Section 18(2) of the Engineering Profession Act, (Act No. 46 of 2000) (the EPA) prohibits by criminal sanction a person from practising in a category without being registered in that category. Section 26 (4) of the EPA allows an unregistered person to “perform identified engineering work in the service of or by order of and under the direction, control, supervision of or in association with a registered person entitled to perform the identified work and who must assume responsibility for any work so performed.’’ The legislation distinguishes between a person practising and a person performing work under the auspices or in association with a registered person. The ideal situation is that all practitioners should be registered to ensure continuous professional development (CPD) and adherence to the code of professional conduct.

(4) Currently we cannot provide figures for State-owned entities. Nevertheless, we can provide figures for the public works sector as outlined below. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has established the Professional Services Branch, which is mandated to manage technical capacity building programmes that are regarded as key enablers towards creating a pool of technical skills to build a reliable supply of professionals and skilled workers, which will address the gap that currently in the built environment for the State.

The Branch focuses on the following key objectives:

(i) To develop a plan to restore the Skills Pipeline in the Built Environment Sector targeting identified areas of skills shortages within the State;

(ii) Professionalisation of the Built Environment (including Construction and Property Management);

(iii) Building State technical capacity focusing on the built environment and infrastructure

The branch has started to operationalize by piloting a programme through the provincial Public Works departments. The intention is to upscale the programme to cover all organs of State responsible for infrastructure delivery. To this end, the Public Works Capacity Building Forum was established to identify the root causes of capacity constraints and develop capacity building strategies customized for the Public Works Family.

The figures for professionals are currently employed in in the Public Works Sector are as follows:

PUBLIC WORKS SECTOR BASELINE INFORMATION

Candidates

731

Professionals

563

Unregistered

314

Total

1608

Please refer to Annexure 1 for more details on the technical skills areas which these individuals are qualified in, disaggregated into the various provincial departments where they are employed.

14 October 2019 - NW338

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Gwarube, Ms S to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What total number of (i) Linear Accelerator machines, (ii) Orthovoltage machines and (iii) any other machine relating to the treatment of cancer patients are available in each province, (b) where in each province are the specified machines located and (c) what number of the machines are currently (i) in use, (ii) broken and (iii) not in use in each case?

Reply:

The following information is currently available to the National department of Health. An updated audit of equipment is underway and additional information can be provided once the audit is completed.

 

Province

Facility

No of Bunkers

Total No. Linear accelerators available

No. of Linear accelerators Needing Replacement

 

No. Linear accelerators in Procurement with funding allocated

Eastern Cape

Frere

2

2

1

 

 

Free State

Universitas

5

2

2

 

2

Gauteng

Steve Biko

4

3

 

 

2

Gauteng

CMAH

4

4

 

 

1

Kwa Zulu-Natal

Greys

2

1

2

 

1

Kwa Zulu-Natal

Ngwelezane

 

 

 

 

 

Kwa Zulu-Natal

IALCH

3

3

0

 

 

Kwa Zulu-Natal

Addington

2

2

0

 

 

Limpopo

Polokwane

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Cape

RMSH

 

 

2

 

 

Western Cape

Tygerberg

3

3

 

 

 

Western Cape

Groote Schuur

5

3

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

30

23

 

 

 

END.

14 October 2019 - NW823

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Health

(1) What number of forensic pathologists are currently appointed (a) at each mortuary and (b) in each province; (2) What (a) progress has been made to ensure that forensic pathology officers are registered with a professional body and (b) number of forensic pathology officers are currently registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa?

Reply:

  1. For 1 (a) and (b) for Western Cape (updated 14 September 2019), please refer to Table 1 below:

The Western Cape does not appoint their Forensic Pathologists to the mortuaries, as they (outside of the Metro) are a resource that provides services across a geographic area. In the Metro they are linked to the two Departments of Forensic Medicine (University of Stellenbosch & University of Cape Town) and they also have academic responsibilities. Registrars are excluded, as they are not qualified pathologists. This also supports the deployment of pathologists beyond their specific area when they have service pressures elsewhere or during major incident response. In the rural areas either the doctors travel or the case travels to the doctor.

Please refer to the table overleaf.

Table 1: Western Cape

Facility / Area

FPS Facilities supported

Title / Portfolio

Number

Comment

Cape Town Metro East /US

Metro East / Tygerberg FPL

Head of Department

1

Not only service delivery responsibilities.

The HOD should not be counted towards service delivery due to the nature of their responsibilities

   

Head Clinical Unit

1

 
   

Pathologists

3

 

Sub Total

   

5

 

Cape Town Metro West / UCT

Metro West / Salt River

Head of Department

1

Not only service delivery responsibilities

The HOD should not be counted towards service delivery due to the nature of their responsibilities

   

Head Clinical Unit

1

 
   

Pathologists

5

 

Sub Total

   

7

 

West Coat / Winelands

Paarl, Malmesbury, Vredenburg, Vredendal

Head Clinical Unit

1

Doctor travel or case travel

   

Pathologist

1

 

Sub Total

   

2

 

Winelands / Overberg

Worcester, Hermanus, Ceres; Swellendam

Head Clinical Unit

1

Doctor travel or case travel

   

Pathologist

1

 

Sub Total

   

2

 

Garden Route / Central Karoo

George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Riversdale, Oudtshoorn, Laingsburg, Beaufort West

Head Clinical Unit

1

Doctor travel or case travel

   

Pathologist

1

 

Sub Total

   

2

 

Total with HODs

   

18

 

Total without HODs

   

16

 

For 1 (a) and (b) for Mpumalanga (updated 30 June 2019), please refer to Table 2 below:

Table 2: Mpumalanga

Mortuary

No of Pathologists

Themba

1

Mapulaneng

0

Tonga

0

Tintswalo

0

Barberton

0

Lydenburg

0

Kwamhlanga

0

Middelburg

0

Witbank

1

Belfast

0

Delmas

0

Mmamethlake

0

Ermelo

1

Evander

0

Piet Retief

0

Embhuleni

0

Carolina

0

Standerton

0

Volksrust

0

Balfour

0

Bethal

0

Total

3

For 1 (a) and (b) for North West (updated 30 June 2019), please refer to Table 3 below:

Table 3: North West

Name of Mortuary

No of pathologists

Klerksdorp

0

Potchefstroom

1

Lichtenburg

0

Mahikeng

0

Phokeng

1

Brits

0

Vryburg

0

 Total

For 1 (a) and (b) for Eastern Cape (updated 16 September 2019), please refer to Table 4 below:

 

Table 4: Eastern Cape

Name of Mortuary:

No of Pathologists

Mdantsane

0

Woodbrook

0

Bisho

0

Butterworth

0

Pe Region

0

Gelvandale

0

Uitenhage

0

Mount Road

1

New Brighton

0

Grahamstown

0

Graaff Reinet

0

Mthatha

0

Lusikisiki

0

Mt Frere

0

Mt Fletcher

0

Bizana

0

Aliwal North

0

Queenstown

0

Regional

1

 Total

2

For 1 (a) and (b) for Free State (updated 16 September 2019), please refer to Table 5 below:

Table 5: Free State

Name of Mortuary

No of Pathologists

   

Botshabelo

0

Bloemfontein

4

Smithfield

0

Jagersfontein

0

Bethlehem

0

Phuthaditjhaba

0

Harrismith

0

Ficksburg

0

Sasolburg

0

Kroonstad

0

Welkom

1

 Total

5 

For 1 (a) and (b) for Gauteng (updated 16 September 2019), please refer to Table 6 below:

Table 6: Gauteng

Name of Mortuary

No of Pathologists

   

Pretoria

4

Ga-Rankuwa

2

Bronkhorstspruit

0

Diepkloof

2

Sebokeng

0

Johannesburg

6

Springs

0

Germiston

2

Heidelberg

0

Roodepoort

1

 Total

17

(a) and (b) for Kwa-Zulu Natal (updated 16 September 2019), please refer to Table 7 below:

Table 7: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Name of Mortuary

No of Pathologists

Gale Street

2

Phoenix

2

Pinetown

1

Park Rynie

0

Port Shepstone

0

Harding

0

KwaDukuza

0

Pietermaritzburg

0

New Hanover

0

Howick

0

Richmond

0

Mooi River

0

Ladysmith

0

Estcourt

0

Bergville

0

Dundee

0

Nqutu

0

Tugela Ferry

0

Greytown

0

Newcastle

0

Madadeni

0

Utrecht

0

Dannhauser

0

Kokstad

0

Ixopo

0

Umzimkulu

0

Bulwer

0

Ulundi

0

Nongoma

0

Paulpietersburg

0

Vryheid

0

Pongola

0

Mtubatuba

0

Mkhuze

0

Mosvold

0

Mseleni

0

Manguzi

0

Richards Bay

1

Eshowe

0

Nkandla

0

TOTALS

6

For 1 (a) and (b) for Northern Cape (updated 16 September 2019), please refer to Table 8 below:

Table 8 Northern Cape

Name of Mortuary

No of Pathologists

Kimberley

1

Upington

0

Kuruman

0

De Aar

0

Sprongbok

0

Calvina

0

Total

1

For 1 (a) and (b) for Limpopo (updated 22 February 2018), please refer to Table 9 below:

Table 9: Limpopo

Name of Mortuary:

No of Pathologists

Lebowakgomo

0

ST. Ritas

0

Groblersdal

0

Mokopane

1

Bela-Bela

1

Letaba

0

Kgapane

0

Nkhensani

0

Maphutha-Malatji

0

Elim

0

Tshilidzini

0

TOTAL

2

(2) (a) A special HPCSA Board meeting was held in March 2019 and the Board resolved to:

“a. To rescind the resolution taken in October 2018 to approve the revised Regulations relating to registration Forensic Pathology Officers which had provided for five (5) categories / designations.

b. The Regulations relating to the registration of Forensic Pathology Officers as amended during the meeting be approved.”

It was concluded that the Regulations relating to the registration of Forensic Pathology Officers approved on 27 March 2019 and the response to public comments would be submitted to the Department of Health for final promulgation once the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation has issued the socio-economic impact certificate.

(b) No forensic pathology officers have been registered to date.

END.

14 October 2019 - NW360

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) he and (ii) his deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

The attached Annexure 1 indicates detailed information as requested. It should be noted that the Minister has a prerogative to delegate to the Deputy Minister any trip or invitation he is not in a position to honour.

With regards to cost implications to the trips, it is not possible to provide such information only until the logistical arrangements are done. It must also be noted that not all the trips indicated are funded from the State, but are sponsored by the relevant host governments and/or organisations.

END.

14 October 2019 - NW246

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether the Freelance Contract for Performers announced by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on 27 August 1997 between the SABC and actors is the final, legal and binding contract; if not, what legislation was put in its place; (2) Whether production companies are altering contracts at will; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps is the SABC taking to ensure that the correct contract is used at all times; (3) Whether the contract may be amended without prior written approval by the SABC; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) Why do actors allegedly not receive remuneration in line with the 15% received by producers and 10% received by writers in the commercial exploitation of programmes when sold to other television stations; (5) Whether the SABC has agreed to negotiate the fee in giving effect to clause 7.2 of the actors’ contract; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, why does the SABC not agree with the proposal of the SA Guild of Actors to at least set the actors’ portion at 15 %?

Reply:

I have been advised by SABC as follows:

  1. Yes, the Freelance Contract for Performers of 27 August 1997 between the SABC and actors is indeed the final, legal and binding contract.
  2. No, production companies are not altering contracts at will, however, should any alterations be required those will be effected after agreement between the SABC and affected company. 
  3. No alternations may be made without the SABC’s consent. The SABC issues the performers’ agreement and advises specifically that clauses 5 and 7 cannot be altered without prior approval of the SABC. [Clause 5 and 7 are attached]
  4. The payment of actors is prescribed in clause 7 of the Agreement in question. The SABC is merely adhering to the percentages set out in the agreement.
  5. There is no new agreement in place and the SABC is complying with the stipulated payment of 2%. The SABC can enter into new negotiations but it would have to be with all representatives in the Industry and not only with SAGA.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

14 October 2019 - NW858

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Whether (a) her department, (b) any entity reporting to her and/or (c) any provincial department of public works owes any unpaid rates and services to any municipality; if so, in each case, (i) what amount is owed, (ii) to which municipality is each amount owed and (iii) by what date will the outstanding amount be settled? NW1978E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(A) Yes, Municipalities are owed money by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) for two reasons:

  • Municipal accounts must be verified and validated prior to processing payments in order to avoid irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure.
  • DPWI pays these accounts on behalf of other user departments.
  • Many government departments not refunding DPWI and this creates cash flow problems for DPWI.
  • Many municipalities submit inflated accounts.

In August 2019 the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) started with a project to settle all the Government debt owed by DPWI to municipalities.

The Department’s Chief Financial Officer is spearheading the project and his office developed a project plan to:

  • Reconcile outstanding government debt for municipal service billed;
  • Agree with municipalities for settlement or recovery of the outstanding amount and obtain sign-off;
  • Verification of accounts;
  • Provide clear recommendations to avoid repetition of issues.

Each of DPWI’s ten regional offices provides a weekly update to the CFO and the Minister on progress.

As of 30 June 2019, Municipalities reported in terms Section 71 (S. 71) of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) that the overall government debt was R3.1 Billion. There are 135 municipalities of the 256 municipalities that reported to be owed by DPWI. The Department is in the process of verifying the debt owed for all 256 municipalities.

The said amounts above, have, however, proven to be unreliable and incorrect as is displayed in Section.71 MFMA information. Below are just the three (3) examples:

• Bushbuckridge Local Municipality disclosed an outstanding debt of R925.5 million as per S.71, however, our regional office after verification has agreed that the outstanding debt is R6.9 million as per our joint reconciliation work performed;

• Emfuleni Local Municipality disclosed an outstanding debt of R185.9 million as per S.71, however, they were unable to provide any supporting documentation to support this rand value on enquiry from the regional office;

• Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality disclosed an outstanding debt of R362.2 million as per S.71, however, our regional office after verification agreed that the outstanding debt is R1.3 million as per our joint reconciliation work performed.

It is therefore essential that amounts disclosed by municipalities require verification and validation prior to processing payments in order to avoid irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

As at 4 October 2019, DPWI has obtained sign-offs from 21 Municipalities and will send letters to municipalities to raise awareness and ensure cooperation and commitment in relation to all records and reconciliation for verification of Government debt.

The DPWI is resolute in its commitment to settle all verified debts within 30 days of receipt of the statements invoices and sign-offs.

The DPWI has already engaged with 62 municipalities and is in the process to verify and settle outstanding debt. After that the DPWI will engage with the remaining 192 municipalities. Details of the engagement with the 62 municipalities are as follows:

Regional Office

Number of engagements per Regional Office

Total as Per Section 71: 30 June 2019

Outstanding Amount As Per Municipal Statement of Account

Confirmed Amounts: Rand Value Amount Agreed by both Stakeholders

Bloemfontein

10

58,397,000

103,377,101

 Busy with verification

Cape Town

10

31,408,000

19,006,003

15,347,561

Johannesburg

5

191,629,000

10,321,647

 Busy with verification

Kimberley

6

13,642,000

3,254,110

 Busy with verification

Mmabatho

3

14,987,000

27,478,397

15,486,167

Mthatha

7

6,093,000

6,539,086

2,423,686

Nelspruit

13

1,182,177,000

311,474,151

 Busy with verification

Polokwane

4

460,069,000

14,544,124

 Busy with verification

Port Elizabeth

3

24,580,000

21,781,653

 Busy with verification

Pretoria

1

15,694,000

14,336,000

 Busy with verification

Grand Total

62

1,998,676,000

532,112,273

33,257,414

As illustrated the S 71 submissions from many municipalities are often different from their own billing system.

(B) Public Entities of the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure

Whether (a) her department,

(b) any entity reporting to her and/or

(c) any provincial department of public works owes any unpaid rates and services to any municipality, if so, in each case

(i) what amount is owed,

(ii) to which municipality

is each amount owed and

(iii) by what date will the outstanding amount be settled?

N/A

Agrèment SA (ASA)

N/A

R Nil

City of Tshwane

N/A

 

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

N/A

R Nil

City of Tshwane

Paid on the first of each month

 

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

N/A

R Nil

N/A

N/A

 

Yes, the Independent Development Trust (IDT) does owe unpaid rates and services to a municipality

N/A

R5 499 091.00

City of Tshwane Municipality

The outstanding amount is currently in dispute and will be paid once the dispute is resolved.

The IDT however, pays in full the current monthly invoices, as they become due.

(C) Provincial departments responsible for Public Works are directly responsible for settling their municipal accounts. This information was provided to the Department by each of the provinces.

 

Whether (a) her department, owes any unpaid rates and services to any municipality, if so, in each case

(c) any provincial department of public works owes any unpaid rates and services to any municipality, if so, in each case

(i) what amount is owed,

 

Eastern Cape

R395 064 271.00

 

Free State

R629,701,094.00

 

Gauteng

R313,634,764.76

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

R48 958 633.65

 

Limpopo

R422,063,976.35

 

Mpumalanga

R 100,710,881.99

 

Northern Cape

R575 081 688.1

 

North West

R151 175 599 11

 

Western Cape

21,948,331.41

14 October 2019 - NW1039

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) Whether the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has been held accountable for its alleged failure to regulate the practice of registered engineers and technologists who have contributed to (a) the ordering of trains that are too tall by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, (b) various bridge collapses, including the bridge on the M1 highway in Johannesburg, (c) the collapse of the roof of the Tongaat Mall and (d) the delay in the completion of Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations that are running 10 years behind schedule; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what (i) steps have been taken and (ii) are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) Whether she has found that the ECSA’s practice of assessing the registration applications of prospective applicants based on a professional review conducted by peers is fair, ethical and transparent; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, has she found that this practice has been used to gatekeep the applications of certain applicants; (3) Why is a peer review required before a prospective applicant is registered with the ECSA, unlike many other professional bodies where registration is subject to the obtainment of a professional qualification?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) ECSA has informed me that it is committed to fulfil its mandate to efficiently regulate the conduct of registered persons and the engineering profession to ensure public safety. The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) has the statutory mandate to ensure consistent application of policy by the councils for the built environment professions (CBEP) with regard to, among other things, handling of matters for investigation of matters by the professional councils.

(a) With regard to the ordering of trains that are too tall by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), ECSA informed me that it did not conduct an investigation into the matter as it has not been referred to ECSA for investigation and also it is not yet confirmed if this matter falls within ECSA’s mandate.

(b) With regard to the collapse of the bridge on the M1 highway in Gauteng, ECSA informed me as Minister that it conducted a preliminary investigation, but currently ECSA is awaiting the outcome of the official investigation conducted by the Department of Employment and Labour before finalising its investigation.

(c) With regard to the collapse of the Tongaat Mall, ECSA informed me that it conducted a preliminary investigation, but currently ECSA is awaiting the outcome of the official investigation conducted by the Department of Employment and Labour before finalising its investigation.

(d) With regard to the delay in the completion of Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations that are running 10 years behind schedule, ECSA informed me that this matter has not been referred to ECSA for investigation and it is uncertain if this falls under the mandate of ECSA.

(2) ECSA informed me that the process which it currently follows in assessing applications of prospective applicants is based on Council approved policies and standards which are substantially equivalent to policies and standards applied across the globe by countries that are members of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). The periodic reviews of ECSA by IEA have revealed that ECSA’s systems and processes are fair, ethical and transparent. Above all the policies, standards and processes are the outcomes of the industry consultation process through established structures such as Working Groups overseen by Council Committees, which are composed of industry stakeholders and experts. ECSA has introduced and is currently applying a registration model that makes it improbable for gatekeeping to creep in, as assessments are conducted by assessors who operate independently and who do not have to have access and even know which other assessors have been allocated applications to assess against the approved 11 competency outcomes. The assessment process is multi-layered and applicants are also given the opportunity to appeal should they feel that their applications were dealt with unfairly.

(3) Peer review has been determined by the engineering profession/community both locally through industry stakeholder consultation processes and internationally through different countries forming part of the IEA Competency Agreements, as the best mechanism for the determination of engineering competencies. This is based on the premise that it is only qualified, experienced engineers and Communities of Engineering Expert Practitioners that are best suited to understand competency requirements for engineers within the parameters of the Council approved registration policies. The fact that South African engineering qualifications are seen as been on par with world standards is a testament that the Peer Review mechanism, among other things, is the best way to conduct the engineering competency assessments.

14 October 2019 - NW1121

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

With reference to her reply to question 950 on 8 October 2019 and in view of the fact that the normal retirement age of members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is 60 years, (a) why has a certain person (name and details furnished) not gone on retirement and vacated the position, (b) is the specified person a full time member of the SANDF or acts as a reserve force member, (c) on what date will the specified person retire and (d) what is the (i) process and (ii) timelines for the appointment of a replacement commander?

Reply:

(a) Section 11 of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No 42 of 2002), read with section 52(1) of the Act, makes provision for a uniformed member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to serve in the regular force after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 years for a period up to the age of 65 years on a contract. On 1 June 2016, the President extended the term of service of General Shoke for a period of 5 years.

(b) A regular force member.

(c) 31 May 2021

(d) Section 202(1) of the Constitution provides as follows: “The President as head of the national executive is Commander-in-Chief of the defence force, and must appoint the Military Command of the defence force”. Section 13(1) of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No 42 of 2002), provides that the President must appoint the Chief of the South African National Defence Force (CSANDF).

14 October 2019 - NW629

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) total amount has (i) her department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to her spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

  1. Department of Social Development
 

(aa) cleaning

(bb) security

(cc) gardening services

Total amount

(aaa) 2017-18

R1,686,220.95

R4,008,972.62

0

R5,695,193.57

(bbb) 2018-19

R1,708,491.36

R3,560,031.15

0

R5,268,522.51

Total

R3,394,712.31

R7,569,003.77

0

R10,963,716.08

 

Period

Service Provider

Type of Service Rendered

(b) Amount Paid to each service provider

(c) Total amount paid to each service provider

2017-18

Khayalami Services

cleaning

R1,686,220.95

R2,994,692.15

2018-19

Khayalami Services

cleaning

R1,308,471.20

 

2018-19

Amoka Solutions

cleaning

R400,020.16

R400,020.16

2017-18

Sibongile Security Services

Security Services

R4,008,972.62

R4,008,972.62

2018-19

Mafoko Security Services

Security Services

R3,560,031.15

R3,560,031.15

  1. NDA
  1. (ii).What total amount has the National Development Agency an entity reporting to the Minister of Social spent on the following in 2017/18 and 2018/19:

(aa) Cleaning services

Nil

(bb) Security services

Nil

(cc) Gardening services

Nil

  1. What Amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service?

None

  1. What was the total amount paid to each of the service

providers?

None

  1. SASSA

(a), (ii), (aa), (bb), (cc), (aaa) and (bbb)

SASSA paid the following amounts on cleaning, security and gardening services in the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively

Audited AFS items

2017/18

2018/19

Cleaning

R86,348,723

R95,059,363

Security

R278,458,899

R278,492,220

Gardening services

R472,041

R544,727

Total

R365,279,663

R374,096,310

(b) and (c)

The amounts paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and the total amount was paid to each of the service providers were as follows:

 

CLEANING SERVICES PAYMENTS PER SUPPLIERS

Cleaning Services Suppliers

2017/18

2018/19

Total

Staza Cleaning Services

2,049,309.13

2,134,128.84

4,183,437.97

Kamatshika Services

5,104,244.46

7,256,968.02

12,361,212.48

Fholisani Projects CC

6,709,474.74

6,635,078.52

13,344,553.26

Masana Hygiene Services CC

5,293,956.86

8,256,250.64

13,550,207.50

Greystone Trading 389 CC T/A Pronto Kleen Cleaning Services

 

2,953,002.02

2,953,002.02

Kayser's Cleaning Services

12,280,525.91

13,113,170.21

25,393,696.12

Quintax Cleaning Services

 

10,027,281.81

10,027,281.81

Limpopo Supplements Traders

16,346,265.70

5,464,218.36

21,810,484.06

Ideal Lifestyle

6,883,216.53

6,466,925.89

13,350,142.42

Sbikokuhle Trading

666,753.96

 

666,753.96

Siphakahle Trading

351,133.34

 

351,133.34

Under-Rock Investment

322,992.00

 

322,992.00

Quickset Heel and Keybar

314,066.68

 

314,066.68

Sodiza Trading cc

727,332.00

847,050.00

1,574,382.00

Uzimatu J Events and Communication

2,468,720.00

4,665,500.00

7,134,220.00

Pronto Clean

 

2,953,002.02

2,953,002.02

S3 Architecture

459,804.00

 

459,804.00

Senior Quality Protection

29,100.00

 

29,100.00

Royal Serve

3,920,994.76

1,655,930.19

5,576,924.95

Social Dev WC

486,491.90

315,093.57

801,585.47

BSN Trading

1,251,920.00

472,000.00

1,723,920.00

Ha-Bene Trading Enterprise

501,300.00

 

501,300.00

LGM Logistics (PTY) LTD

929,268.00

307,032.00

1,236,300.00

Mathasani

265,899.84

 

265,899.84

Triadic projects (Pty) Ltd

454,080.00

283,631.92

737,711.92

Samilanga

789,400.00

513,110.00

1,302,510.00

Tempe Trading & Projects

234,021.92

 

234,021.92

Nozihle Cleaning services

621,637.32

 

621,637.32

Afrideco Enterprise

491,374.58

 

491,374.58

Magaba Investments

246,810.62

 

246,810.62

Lucob Cleaning

2,422,560.64

 

2,422,560.64

She Care

13,726,068.11

14,665,837.41

28,391,905.52

Sidakeni

 

1,008,000.00

1,008,000.00

LIGLA Events and Projects

 

599,973.60

599,973.60

KHALAFU

 

1,505,358.00

1,505,358.00

Elihl'Msomi Trading

 

1,276,499.98

1,276,499.98

Ha-BENE Trading Enterprise

 

307,320.00

307,320.00

Yellowdot

 

1,377,000.00

1,377,000.00

Total

86,348,723.00

95,059,363.00

181,408,086.00

GARDENING SERVICES PAYMENTS PER SUPPLIERS

Gardening Services

2017/18

2018/19

12Century Trading

6,500.00

 

2014 Joyce Trad

12,574.24

 

Amaqanya Trading Co.

2,000.00

 

Andy Com trading

4,800.00

 

Asehli Kule Ntaba Trading

7,900.00

 

Bathi Mahle

15,000.00

 

Blue Gum Group

10,000.00

 

Ciki 101 Holdings

21,000.00

 

Classy Acres PTY(ltd)

1,400.00

 

Cyve trading and projects

4,500.00

 

Donga dilika Genaral Trading

3,700.00

 

Endinako Kaphumaza Trading

10,500.00

 

Hlelo lamaqwathi

1,650.00

 

Llinge Lamakhuma General Trading

5,900.00

 

Lilo”s Trading

4,000.00

 

Luxizola Trading

2,000.00

 

Mhlabahlahla Projects

26,650.00

 

Nathi Sinakho trading Centre

27,670.84

 

Ncibane 2014

900.00

 

Neliphelanko Trading

10,500.00

 

Ngcabashe gardening and Cleaning serv

7,800.00

 

Pit Bav Solutions

8,500.00

 

Sango Civils

1,114.00

 

Shozi Dev Proj & Multi-Purpose Prim Coop

7,800.00

 

Sky Unique Trading

14,960.00

 

Solace Inv

11,500.00

 

T A Seun Trading

5,700.00

 

YY Construction and security Trading

1,500.00

 

Thombali (PTY) LTD

121,188.59

 

Vunalmlimi Farmers

112,833.33

 

3CW Trading

 

5,200.00

Aphumlile gen Trading

 

39,200.00

Bakhanyile Gen trading

 

22,500.00

Bells VMM Trad

 

30,000.00

Dalixhala Trad Ent

 

8,850.00

Dayimani Trad Ent

 

6,750.00

Dyalaza Trad Ent

 

7,200.00

Funmilayo Inv

 

9,000.00

Gadafi Const

 

2,550.00

Ha-Bene Trading Enterprise

 

108,075.82

Igqabi Security & Cleaning Serv

 

2,950.00

Mpumaphondo Proj

 

39,200.00

Nkhubha Inv

 

8,000.00

Noku Nobo Trad Ent

 

1,700.00

Olungaba Tradi

 

2,500.00

Pheluba Multi Serv

 

18,500.00

Plant The Seed

 

1,900.00

Prestige 7784

 

7,320.00

Saziso Contruct

 

450.00

Sbikokuhle Trading - KZN

 

5,200.00

Simgamlo Cons

 

6,000.00

Slona Trad

 

4,900.00

Som Trad Proj

 

3,500.00

Tio Cleaning & Gard Serv

 

10,000.00

Tulgo Trad CC

 

7,000.00

Ubabalo Lwenkosi Trad

 

9,960.00

Yausa Trad Ent

 

18,999.96

Zim Kwinana Multiservices

 

3,900.00

Zip zoro Trading

 

6,900.00

Gauteng Provincial Govern

 

64,030.67

4X Labours

 

1,695.36

Ashiwo

 

15,000.00

Sula Const

 

15,000.00

Nyankwayo

 

9,900.00

Zithonga zithatho Trad

 

5,349.99

Pest Control Technologies

 

35,545.20

Total Gardening services

472,041.00

544,727.00

14 October 2019 - NW1048

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) What is the total square meterage of the Acacia Park parliamentary village; (2) Whether her department intends transferring the village to the City of Cape Town for housing development purposes since it already has an operating school, pre-school and sport and recreation facilities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?NW2202E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. The total square meterage of the Acacia Park Parliamentary Village is 28,2853 hectares.
  2. Acacia Park is currently used by members of Parliament and Sessional officials.

14 October 2019 - NW787

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

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) What amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW1902E

Reply:

The information below was received from the two Departments and entities reporting to the two Departments. Information on the extent of spending on BEE companies will be provided as soon as these have been verified.

Department / Entity

Amount spent on advertising:

(aa) 2016 /17 FY

Amount spent on advertising:

(bb) 2017/18 FY

Amount spent on advertising (cc) 2018/19 FY

Economic Development Department

R 220 518

R 356 287

R 97 013

Trade and Industry

R 15 993 642

R 22 094 642

R 28 577 752

Competition Commission

R 3 244 317.42

R 1 905 866.09

R 494 598. 80

International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC)

R 194 080.33

R 137 584.18

R 315 926. 54

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

R 33 833 07.89

10 363 571.88

R 19 078 519. 27

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

R 7 435 437.40

R 8 595 490.27

R 579 996.38

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

449 122.45

1 121 816.08

1 358 675.38

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)

1 260 501.00

1 382 577.00

3 061 068.00

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

751 865.00

1 604 679.00

1 023 288.00

National Lotteries Commission (NLC)

13 948 668.43

18 306 877.37

11 776 821.34

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

7 406 327.62

1 570 355.22

2 923 305.91

National Gambling Board (NGB)

670 445.05

104 738.30

2 543 786.49

National Regulator For Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

281 974.26

37 969.54

887 353.00

National Consumer Tribunal (NCT)

117 197.00

84 444.00

42 961.00

Companies Tribunal (CT)

692 703.17

727 881.87

549 533.99

National Consumer Commission (NCC)

861 940.00

549 478.00

R24 094.00

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

9 482 000.00

4 159 000.00

8 520 000.00

National Credit Regulator (NCR)

5 791 823.30

5 159 683.74

5 361 274.54

Competition Tribunal

0

0

0

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14 October 2019 - NW372

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De Villiers, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Social Development attend a number of international meetings carrying out various obligations representing South Africa and the carrying pout the mandate of the department. These could be bilateral or multilateral in nature, i.e. at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional level; African Union/ continental level, at a BRICS or even United Nations Level amongst others.

These meetings do not all have pre-determined dates and the Ministry responds to these based on their strategic nature towards the fulfilment of the DSD mandate and carrying out the national agenda.

The purpose of each of these meeting s also differ with the associated themes but are aligned with the mandate of the Department. The Ministry adheres to stick financial behaviour in line with the National Treasury regulations and prescripts when determining the delegations to such meetings and is thus prudent on all related costs thereto.

11 October 2019 - NW996

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

1)(a)On what date was Eskom’s litigation against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa initiated and (b) What is the main objective of the litigation 2) (a) Which law firm or panel of legal representatives have been appointed in this regard and (b) What total amount was spent on litigation as at the latest specified date for which information is available; 3) Whether he has found the litigation to be justifiable?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

  1. (a) 26 May 2018 and 14 February 2019.

(b) Reviewing and setting aside the decision of NERSA in relation to the Eskom application for tariff increases for the 2018/19 year and remitting the application to NERSA for redetermination and,

The NERSA RCA decisions for the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years should be reviewed and set aside.

(2) (a) Gildenhys Malatji Attorneys

(b) As at 26 September 2019 Eskom has spent almost R2.7 million over two years. This amount includes for Attorney’s fees, senior counsel and junior counsel fees as well as Economic and financial experts fees.

(3) This will be determined by the judge.

10 October 2019 - NW604

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What was the total number of (a) train, (b) taxi and (c) bus commuters in the 2018-19 financial year?

Reply:

  1. The total number of train commuters in the 2018-19 financial year were as follow:

Metrorail: 208,5 million paying commuters transported

Main Line Passenger Service: 387,501 paying passengers transported

(b) The Department does not have figures relating to taxi passengers. Taxis are not contracted to the Department therefore are not compelled to provide their passenger numbers as is the case with subsidized bus services.

(c) Bus Commuters in Integrated Public Transport Networks in municipalities operational in 2018/19:

Municipality

Total average passenger trips per week day

Cape Town

73 000

Ekurhuleni’s Harambee

4 000

George

12 500

Jo’burg

58 000

Nelson Mandela Bay

11 500

Tshwane

31 000 (includes 17 000 - PTOG Passengers from Mamelodi carried by Are Yeng)

 

190 000

Bus commuters transported through contracted bus services subsidized through the Public Transport Operations Grant in 2018/19:

Type of service - PTOG

Number of Passengers

Number of passenger trips/year

302 989 350

09 October 2019 - NW941

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Police

1) Whether, with reference to Kokomeng Police Station, Greater Taung Local Municipality, North West, which burned down in April 2018, his department intends to refurbish or rebuild the police station, if not why not, (2) whether his department considers having a satellite police station in the interim, if not, why not; (3) what total number of (a) vehicles are there (i) at each station in the municipality and (ii) undergoing maintenance and (b) police officers are at each station and what are their ranks?

Reply:

(1) Kokomeng was never a fully-fledged Police Station, but a Satellite of the Taung Police Station. The Kokomeng Satellite Police Station was intentionally damaged by the community during a service delivery protest and Taung, CAS 111/04/2018, refers. The damage was reported to the Department of Public Works (DPW). The Intention is to reactivate the Satellite, as soon as the DPW has repaired the building.

(2) Currently, there are two vehicles that were allocated to Kokomeng Satellite Police Station, patrolling in the service area of the Kokomeng Satellite Police Station, to deal with and attend to complaints from the community. Due to the absence of a replacement building, the Kokomeng Satellite Police Station will only be reopened when the damaged building is repaired by the DPW.

(3)(a)(i)(ii)

Police Station

Taung

Pudimoe

Kgomotso

Reivilo

(i)

22

14

12

9

(ii)

2

01

07

2

(3)(b)

 

Constable

Sergeant

Warrant Officer

Captain

Lt Colonel

Colonel

Taung

38

24

25

8

2

1

Pudimoe

12

6

17

9

1

0

Kgomotso

23

1

9

1

0

0

Reivilo

18

3

6

1

0

0

Reply to question 941 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-09-27

Reply to question 941 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

09 October 2019 - NW977

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Boshoff, Dr WJ to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Whether it is Government’s policy to permit one university campus to be predominantly Afrikaans speaking; if not, why not;

Reply:

  1. All South African universities are currently public higher education instiutions. Public higher education institutions must be accessible to a wide range of diverse students. Within the South African context universities have developed language policies, in line with the Policy on Languages in Higher Education, and have moved away from Afrikaans only language institutions/ campuses toward utilising English as the main language of instruction, and at the same time fostering multilingual environments that include a range of other languages, in terms of, for example, campus signage, social usage and formal usage at university arranged events. This move has been tested in the consitutional court and has been found to be in line with the Constitution. Government supports these language policy movements, however it does not set the policy at the institutional level. An institution may implement a language policy that allows for dual mediums of instruction in terms of the policy. However, they may not implement policy that results in language being a barrier to access and success for students.

Private higher education institutions must also uphold the constitution and implement language policies that do not act as barriers to access and success.

2. No, the Minister will not be making a statement on this matter.

09 October 2019 - NW1013

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether there are any police reservists stationed at the Boksburg North Police Station; if so, what (a) number of police reservists are stationed at the specified police station and (b)(i) rank, (ii) number of years of service and (iii) number of hours that each reservist work in each month; (2) whether any police officer stationed at the specified police station has been (a) investigated and/or (b) dismissed or prosecuted for any corrupt activities (i) in each of the past three financial years and/or (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether the police officers stationed at the police station are rotated regularly to prevent them from getting too relaxed in a specific posting; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

( 1) There are no police reservists, who are stationed at the Boksburg North Police Station.

(1 )(a)(b )(i)(ii)(iii) Not applicable.

(2)(a)(b )(i}(ii) No police officer, stationed at the Boksburg North Police Station has been investigated, dismissed or prosecuted for any corrupt activities, in each of the past three financial years and since, 1 April 2019.

(2) Yes, the police officers stationed at the Boksburg North Police Station are rotated on a regular basis. In terms of the South African Police Service (SAPS), National Instruction, 8 of 2019, Employee Rotation in the SAPS, personnel are rotated at the discretion of the Commander, based on an assessment of operational requirements.

Reply to question 1013 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-10-01

Reply to question 1013 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

09 October 2019 - NW1025

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether the Elsburg Police Station is equipped to respond to rural safety callouts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether rape kits have been allocated to the specified police station; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what are the details of the shortage of ammunition at the specified police station, (b) by what date will the shortage be supplied and (c) what are the reasons that the specified police station does not have a police officer allocated to the cells within the station; (4) whether police officers at the police station comply with the requirements for maintenance shooting given the shortage of ammunition; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) what number of (a) sectors are within the specified police station and (b) vehicles have been allocated to each sector?

Reply:

(1) Although the Elsburg Police Station does not have a dedicated rural safety vehicle or equipment, the sector patrol vehicles respond to rural safety call-outs.

(2) Sufficient kits are available and kept at the Germiston Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Protection (FCS) Unit, for control purposes.

(3)(a) There is sufficient ammunition at the Elsburg Police Station.

(3)(b) Not applicable.

(3)(c) The appointment of a specified police officer at the cells is being addressed.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) members, who are posted in the Community Service Centre perform the cell-related duties.

(4) Yes, the police officers at the Elsburg Police Station does comply with the official requirements pertaining to maintenance shooting. There is sufficient ammunition at the Elsburg Police Station.

(5)(a) There are three sectors within the Elsburg Police Station area.

(5)(b) One vehicle is allocated to each sector.
 

Reply to question 1025 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-10-01

Reply to question 1025 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

09 October 2019 - NW1012

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What (a) number of cases have been opened at the Boksburg North Police Station since 1 January 2019, (b) number of the specified cases have been solved, (c) are the details of each type of case opened and (d)(i) number of the specified cases have been closed and (ii) was the reason in each case; (2) what number of (a) vehicles does the specified police station currently have, (b) sectors does the police station have and (c) trained police officers are stationed at the police station?

Reply:

(1 )(a)(b )( c)( d)(i)(ii)

Due to the nature of the information that is required, it is not possible to provide the details within the given time frame, as the information is not readily available and must be obtained by the physical perusal of case dockets. A request is hereby made, for an extension of two weeks, in order to provide the correct and verified information.

(2}(a) The Boksburg North Police Station has 35 vehicles.

(2)(b) The Boksburg North Police Station has four sectors.

(2)(c) There are 154 trained police officers, who are stationed at Boksburg North Police Station.

Reply to question 1012 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-10-01

Reply to question 1012 approved/not approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

09 October 2019 - NW1027

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Police

Why does the Elsburg Police Station Victim Empowerment Centre not have a waiting room with a counsellor present as well as a room with a bed or cot in an environment that makes the victim feel safe, as the relevant rooms and office are utilised by office staff and not victim empowerment personnel? NW2181E

Reply:

One of the offices of the Elsburg Police Station Victim Empowerment Centre was temporarily used as a communication office. However, the office was recently vacated and the centre is now fully established, with a waiting room and a room furnished with a cot and bed. In addition, there is a bathroom fitted with a shower, basin and toilet.

Trained Community Policing Forum (CPF) counsellors are available, on standby, to assist victims.

Reply to question 1027 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-10-01

Reply to question 1027 approved


GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

08 October 2019 - NW518

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of detectives in each province and (b) in each case, what is the total number who has undergone (i). formal detective training and (ii) advanced and/or specialized detective training?

Reply:

(a) The total number of detectives, in each province, is reflected in the table below:

Province

Total number of Detectives (Police Act

Personnel, at 31 August 2019)

Western Cape

3 294

Eastern Cape

3 025

Northern Cape

1 072

Free State

1 674

KwaZulu-Natal

4 060

North West

1 336

Mpumalanga

1 629

Limpopo

1 567

Gauteng

7 056

TOTAL:

24 713

(b)(i)(ii) The total number of detectives, in each province, who have undergone formal detective training and advanced and/or specialised detectiVe training, is reflected in the table below:

           
                         
 

TnveetTgatfve Practice

         

1350

         
 

4968

t7g

2718

1092

12s7

           
 

Learning Programme

     

370

 

138

149

305

Z?'3

86

 
   

113

gg

1M

aa

8s

46

09

     
 

Serious and Violent

Crimes

128

72

Z24

107

51

78

     
         

 

54

zs

36

   
 

stock Nett

Investigators course

       

           
 

Vehicle Crime

4nvesfigators Cgurse

2O2

432

318

j$g

 

104

       
 

Commercial Come

t03

73

183

     
 

ramny Violence, sexual

Proi•ction

371

IN

616

4U

240

zso

         
   

874

445

2607

1012

 

530

         
 

SAPS 6 aztd Docket

191

677

143

ZM

 

63

 

22

     
   

1604

4'

H58

4016

1M2

10S

         

Reply to question 518 recommended/Ceded

COI!II

LE (SOEG)

Reply to question 518 approved/oet

GENE H CELE (MP) MINISTER F POLICE

Date: @

GENERAL

TH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

08 October 2019 - NW950

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What number of generals who are currently serving in all arms of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are above the compulsory exit age of 60 years, given that 60 years is the compulsory retirement age for members of the SANDF, (b) what is the (i) the rank, (ii) name, (iii) age, (iv) entry and/or employment date of each specified general, (c) what are the reasons for allowing their continued service beyond the official exit age and (d) what are their actual exit and/or retiring dates of exit?

Reply:

Section 11 of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No 42 of 2002), read with section 52(1) of the Act, makes provision for a uniformed member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to serve in the regular force after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 years for a period up to the age of 65 years on a contract.

08 October 2019 - NW700

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) Who are the sector managers for each sector within the Edenvale Police Station and (b)(i) when last did each specified sector manager conduct a profile of their sector and (II) to whom was the profile report sent; (2) how often are sector managers supposed to conduct profile reports on their respective sectors according to the SA Police Service regulations?

Reply:

(1)(a) Sector 1 - Constable KD Mabitsela

Sector 2 - Warrant Officer JB Masilela

Sector 3 - Constable M Nematenda

Sector 4 - Constable MM Mampholo


(1)(b)(i) Sector 1 - 2019-04-10

Sector 2 - 2019-08-20

Sector 3 - 2019-09-03

Sector 4 - 2019-04-19


(1)(b)(ii) The profile reports were sent to the Edenvale Police Station, Management Information Centre.

(2) Sector managers are required to compile/update sector profiles on a quarterly basis.

Reply to question 700 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE\

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2019-09-27

Reply to question 700 approved

GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 08/10/2019

07 October 2019 - NW980

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to the report of his Director-General on 28 August 2019 to the Portfolio Committee on Health, with regard to the infant mortality rate and the neonatal mortality rate (details furnished), (a) what are the reasons for the high mortality rate, (b) what preventative measures has his department put in place to combat the high mortality rate and (c) on what date were the preventative measures put in place;

Reply:

  1. (a) The reasons for the high infant mortality rate and the neonatal mortality rates are:

i. Severe prematurity;

ii. Birth asphyxia;

iii. Infections;

iv. Severe congenital disorders;

v. Diarrhoeal disease;

vi. Pneumonia;

vii. HIV/AIDS; and

viii. Injuries.

(b)-(c) Health sector preventive measure to address the causes of neonatal and infant mortality rates and date put in place are summarized in the table below.

Preventive measures

Date put in place

(1)(b)

(1)(c)

Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses

1996

Prevention of vertical (mother-to-child) transmission of HIV infection.

The PMTCT guidelines began in 2002, and it is revised periodically to include new evidence and the latest revision is the 2019 version

Comprehensive care, management and treatment of HIV infected children.

2004

Immunization against pneumococcal and rotavirus infection to protect children against the commonest forms of diarrhoea and pneumonia.

2009

Promotion of breastfeeding especially exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months.

The Tshwane Declaration in 2011.

The improvement of staff skills through the Essential Steps for Management of Obstetric Emergencies (ESMOE)- so that they are able to manage high risk pregnancies which may result in neonatal deaths.

2010

Introduction of District Clinical Specialist Teams and Ward-based Outreach teams.

2012

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) and Management of Small and Sick Neonates (MSSN).

2013

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to manage very small babies.

2015

Basic Antenatal Care Plus (BANC Plus) which is the increase of antenatal visits to 8 visits during the pregnancy period so that abnormalities such as hypertension can be detected early and managed to prevent stillbirths.

2017

Safe Ceasarean Section Standards for accre-ditation of hospitals to be able to conduct high risk pregnancies safely.

2017

Side by side under-five campaign.

April 2018

(2) Yes.

END.

07 October 2019 - NW935

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) is the number of (i) national, (ii) provincial and (iii) local public health clinics in the City of Ekurhuleni, (b) number of staff members are employed at each specified facility, (c) are the hours of operation of each specified clinic, (d) type of services does each clinic offer and (e) mechanisms have been implemented at each clinic to eliminate long queues and waiting times?

Reply:

(a) The number of public health clinics

(i) National Facilities – None

(ii) Provincial Facilities – 16

(iii) City of Ekurhuleni – 77

(b) Number of staff members employed at each specified facility.

Please refer to Annexure A as requested list of staff members employed per Facility.

(c) Are the hours of operation of each specified clinic.

Please refer to Annexure B as requested list of hours operating of each Facility.

(d) Type of services does each clinic offer

Please refer to Annexure C as requested list of type of services each clinic provided.

(e) Mechanisms have been implemented at each clinic to eliminate long queues and waiting times.

  • Appointment system of patients visiting healthcare facilities in chronic and maternal and child health care streams are implemented.
  • District-wide consultations with stakeholders were conducted to get buy-in for waiting times Implementation Plan
  • Standardized waiting time tool is designed to measure the time the patients spend in the health facilities
  • Chronic Central Medicine Dispensing and Distribution is implemented (CCMDD), where stable chronic patients collect the medicines from the pick-up-points in the community that are convenient to them. In this way they do not have to wait in the queues in the clinics.
  • Guideline for waiting times of patients in health facilities is implemented.
  • Facilities will be visited on a regular basis to ensure that appropriate and effective measures are implemented.
  • Facilities are monitored to ensure that available protocols, guidelines and policies pertaining management and reduction of waiting time are adhered.
  • Provide feedback to all staff members on monthly basis on patient waiting times
  • Keeping track and monitoring Patient Waiting Time report for reference.

END.

07 October 2019 - NW961

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Health

Whether his department chartered any flights (a) in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) what was the (aaa) cost, (bbb) purpose and (ccc) final destination of each flight chartered in each specified time period and (bb) what number of passengers was aboard each flight chartered?

Reply:

a) (i) No;

(ii) No;

(iii) Yes.

b) Yes.

(aa) The cost implication are as follows:

(aaa) For 2018/19 amounted to R 47 million and since 1 April 2019 to date R 24 million.

(bbb) For both financial years mentioned which are 2018/19 and since 1 April 2019 to date, the purpose was to transport South African students studying medicine in Cuba to South Africa. Because of the big numbers and the logistics involved in transporting them all at once a charter option was deemed most effective.

These are students in different categories as follows:

i) those who have completed their 5th year in Cuba and would be commencing their 6th year in the South African Medical in Schools;

ii) those that are on vacation;

iii) those that come to do Electives in our health facilities in their Provinces to gain clinical experience;

iv) Sometimes those who have medical problems during the time the charter is available and need to be brought to South Africa for further medical treatment and intervention. In particular, when the Medical Schools Cuba have made a determination that they may not be able to cope with their Academic activities during the period of illness. The opportunity to bring them on a Charter is also used.

 

(ccc) For 2018/19 the following flights:

Date

From

To

03 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

06 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

08 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

11 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

15 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

18 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

31 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

03 August 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

26 August 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

30 August 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

Since 1 April 2019 to date the following flights:

Date

From

Destination

03 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

05 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

08 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

10 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

12 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

14 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

(bb) The number of passengers aboard each flight were as follows:

For 2018/19 the passenger numbers:

Date

From

To

Passenger Number

03 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

01

06 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

281

08 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

95

11 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

244

15 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

04

18 July 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

217

31 July 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

0

03 August 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

281

26 August 2018

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

300

30 August 2018

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

75

During 2018/19 financial year, the department chartered 282 (1 + 281) passengers on 3 to 6 July 2018; 339 (95 + 244 passengers from 8 to 11 July 2018; 221 (4 + 217) passengers from 15 to 18 July 2018; 281 (0 +281) passengers from 31 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; and 375 (300 + 75) passengers from 26 to 30 August 2018.

Since 1 April 2019 to date the passenger number:

Date

From

Destination

Passenger Number

03 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

7

05 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

214

08 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

5

10 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

214

12 July 2019

OR Tambo, SA

Havana, Cuba

193

14 July 2019

Havana, Cuba

OR Tambo, SA

222

In 2019 the department chartered 221(7+214) passengers on 3 to 5 July, on the 08 to 10 July chartered 219 (5+214) passengers and on the 12 to 14 July chartered 415 (193+222) passengers.

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07 October 2019 - NW972

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Chirwa, Ms NN to ask the Minister of Health

Which criteria did the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority use to approve five of the 80 medicinal cannabis licence applications and/or reject the other 75, despite the fact that there has not been amendments and/or legislation passed to accommodate the anticipated legislation to allow for the manufacturing of medicinal cannabis and hemp?

Reply:

The Constitutional Court found Section 22A(9)(a)(i) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965) (“the Medicines Act”) to be unconstitutional, as it renders the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private for that adult’s personal consumption in private a criminal offence. In terms of this ruling, it is no longer an offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his or her personal consumption in private, and to grow cannabis in a private place for his or her personal consumption in private. Furthermore, the Constitutional Court has required that the relevant provisions of the Medicines Act, as well as that of other applicable legislation, be amended accordingly.

The Medicines Act allows the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to regulate cultivation of cannabis for research purposes and the cultivation, production and manufacture of cannabis containing products for medicinal use. Thus enables effective control, and facilitates patient access to safe, effective and quality products. Cannabis grown for medicinal purposes, as well as any resulting products prepared form the plant material, are subject to stringent security and quality control measures. In this regard, SAHPRA has published guidelines on the cultivation of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis-containing medicines intended for therapeutic and research purposes.

The five applicants whose applications were compliant and were recommended by the SAHPRA Licensing Unit to be issued with licences, were as a result of site inspections and subsequent corrections of inspection findings found to be deficient.

To date no applications have been rejected. There is ongoing review of these applications by SAHPRA and correspondences have been sent to applicants to address deficiencies identified in the original licence applications. A few applicants communicated withdrawal of their licence applications, however, they did not indicate whether the withdrawal was temporary or permanent.

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07 October 2019 - NW960

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With regard to a certain report (details furnished), (a) on what date was each brand of bread last tested and (b) which brands did not fully comply with ingredients stated on their packaging;

Reply:

1. (a) and (b) The referenced article does not report on a monitoring programme commissioned by the Department of Health. Ingredients that may be in bread are regulated under the Agricultural Products Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990).

2. (a) and (b) The referenced article indicates that the African Centre for Biosafety conducted tests on white bread. The organisation has not shared the report nor their concerns with the Department. The article states that genetically modified soya was found in white bread. This is to be expected as the South African Government (Executive Council comprising eight (8) Departments as prescribed by the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997) has approved three genetically modified products. These are maize, soya, and cotton.

3. The Department of Health has regulations in place to cover certain aspects of labelling that the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972) mandates the Minister of Health to publish. The Regulations Relating to the Labelling of Foodstuffs Obtained through Certain Techniques of Genetic Modification (R 25 of 2004), requires mandatory labelling for genetically modified foodstuffs that are not substantially equivalent to the non-genetically modified conventional counterpart. Labelling is thus only required for genetically modified foodstuffs when they differ significantly from the conventional counterpart in terms of:

Composition, nutritional value, mode of storage, preparation or cooking;

i) If it contains an allergen

ii) or if derived from genes of human or animal.

iii) This is in conformance to the joint WHO/FAO Codex Alimentarius Commission, the international food labelling and safety standards setting body.

The Africa Centre for Biosafety has been at the forefront of campaigning for general labelling of genetically modified ingredients. The Department of Trade and Industry included provisions for such labelling in the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008). This covers the aspect of “the right to know” and not safety matters as per the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics & Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No. 54 of 1972), for which the Minister of Health is responsible. The Department of Health is not aware of any undue impact on health from genetically modified food as it participates in the country’s robust internationally bench marked approval system for Genetically Modified Organisms and foodstuffs derived therefrom.

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07 October 2019 - NW965

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Health

(a) What is the progress on the revamping of the Nessie Knight Hospital in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, (b) what total number of patients are being treated in the hospital as in-patients as at the latest date for which information is available, (c) on what date is it envisaged that the hospital renovations will be completed and (d) what is the total budget allocated for the renovations?

Reply:

a) The contract for the renovations of Nessie Knight Hospital project has been cancelled due to non-performance by the contractor on 15 March 2019. The progress at this stage is at 9% on the renovation works. The contract start date was 12 July 2018 with the contract value of R37,67 million and incurred expenditure of R1,04 million. Currently there is no work happening because the contractor has abandoned the site. The Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health is in the process of facilitating the appointment of a replacement contractor; however, some emergency works have been implemented to ensure that hospital services and operations are not disrupted.

b) The latest total number of in-patients that have been treated in the hospital is 1 022. This is according to the end of August 2019 statistics.

c) The Eastern Cape Department of Health plans to have the substitute contractor by March 2020 with the anticipated project completion date of April 2021.

d) The total budget allocated for the renovation is R38 million.

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