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23 September 2021 - NW2205

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of land claims are currently instituted against land of the SA Forestry Company SOC Limited (SAFCOL), (b) is the status of each specified land claim and (c)(i) total number of claims have been settled and (ii) is hampering the settling of the land claims; (2) whether any title deeds have been handed over to the local folk in terms of the process; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what role has the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform played in order to deal with the land claims relating to SAFCOL?

Reply:

1. (a), (b), (c )(i)(ii) Attached as Annexure A

2. Attached as Annexure A

3. Attached as Annexure A

END

23 September 2021 - NW2116

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether, with regard to the court outcome dated 28/02/2020 in the case of The Richtersveld Sida’ Hub Communal Property Association versus The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, an administrative plan has been put in place through the department of Rural Development and Land Reform as instructed by the court; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether employees have been appointed to implement the administrative plan, take all the necessary steps to comply with the terms of the order and are specifically authorised and instructed to perform the tasks of maintaining the affairs of the Richtersveld Sida’ Hub in good and proper order; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether (a) day to day management, (b) control of running expenses, (c) payments of ordinary running expenses, (d) maintenance and control over day-to-day financial processes, (e) updating of members’ register in line with the Communal Property Associations Act, Act 28 of 1996, and (f) mandating and instructing the auditors to prepare financial statements have been included in the administrative plan; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether assistance in terms of arranging the annual general meeting (AGM) and other meetings that may be required by the Richtersveld Sida’ Hub has been given; if not, why not; if so, on what date was each meeting held; (5) whether the Electoral Commission was asked to assist when the AGM was held to ensure that the nomination process was just and transparent; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, an administration plan has been submitted to Court by the Department as part of the application to place Richtersveld Sida Hub CPA under Judicial Administration, in terms of section 13 of the CPA Act.

2. Yes. Following the Northern Cape High Court order of 28 February 2020, in terms of court order number 961/2019, the Department appointed Honey Attorneys, represented by Mr Don Majiedt as the Judicial Administrator of Richtersveld Communal Property Association for a period of three (3) years. Mr Chris Viljoen has been appointed for a period of 6 months as an Accountant to do the bookings of the CPA from January 2015 to date.

3. (a),(b),(c),(d),(e),(f) Yes. It is part of the Administration Plan as per the court order number 961/2019.

4. Yes. As part of the Judicial Administration process and providing support to the CPA in terms of in terms of the CPA Act, the Department is legally obliged to assist the CPA in terms of arranging AGM and other meetings as indicated below:

Meeting

Date Scheduled

Annual General

December 2021

Others: Special General Meeting

20-23 September 2021

5. Yes. The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa; Northern Cape office has been asked for assistance but are unable to assist due to the coming local government elections. Department has appointed an independent election agency to assist with nominations and elections.

23 September 2021 - NW1964

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in her department based in the Free State and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date on which her department intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians in each livestock unit of her department based in the Free State; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service in the Free State; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year in the Free State and (b) interventions by her department to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a)The Free State Province has a total of fifteen (15) field veterinarian positions, ten (10) of these positions are filled.

(b)(i)There are five (5) positions that are currently vacant, and the department has advertised three (3) positions linked to the provincial budget.

(ii)The department plans to therefore to fill the three advertised positions as early as 1st October 2021.

2. The ratio of mature livestock unit is approximately 50000 livestock units to a veterinarian.

3. The Free State has implemented the compulsory community service with success, and the program has been running since inception in 2016. During 2021, the compulsory community service year the Free State Provincial Department is hosting 14 Veterinarians in the following eight (8) provincial clinics that are again distributed among the province’s five (5) Districts:

  • a) Bloemfontein State Vet Clinic in Mangaung Metro;
  • b) Thaba Nchu State Vet Clinic in Mangaung Metro;
  • c) Qwa Qwa State Vet Clinic in Thabo Mofutsanyana;
  • d) Kroonstad State Vet Clinic in Fezile Dabi;
  • e) Ladybrand State Vet Clinic in Thabo Mofutsanyana;
  • f) Fauresmith State Vet Clinic in Xhariep District;
  • g) Welkom State Vet Clinic in Lejweleputswa District; and
  • h) Heilbron State Vet Clinic in Fezile Dabi.

On average all the clinics are seeing an average 928 Clients per month. Each client brings to the clinics a minimum of two (2) animals. The clinics are providing assistance for both companion animals (dogs and cats) and farm animals (cattle sheep and goats). Primary animal health care remains the focus area of intervention at these clinics. Farmer extension services and farmer workshops are being offered to assist our rural emerging farmers to improve their livestock production.

4. (a) The Free State Province shares the same disease profile as the rest of the country. Bovine brucellosis, Bovine tuberculosis and Rabies continue to be recorded from time to time as a result of our field personnel performing routine disease surveillance function. The outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and African Swine Fever also spread to the Free State Province, this being a result of movement of migratory wild water birds; as well as movement of pigs and pig products between different provinces (livestock auctions as possible route).

(b) The veterinary and para-veterinary personnel continue to implement disease prevention and disease control interventions as part of their day-to-day functions linked to these diseases.

16 September 2021 - NW1838

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in her department based in Mpumalanga and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date on which her department intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians in each livestock unit of her department; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year in Mpumalanga and (b) interventions by her department to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a) There are 39 posts of which only 24 are filled.

(b) (i) The current vacancy rate is 33% that is 13 positions are not filled.

(ii) The process of filling these critical vacant posts has started. The Department will be advertising the posts within this financial year.

2. There are approximately 1150000 livestock units in Mpumalanga province with only 24 veterinarians servicing the animals which translates into approximately 48 000 livestock units per State Veterinarian. This are State Veterinarians and therefore excludes private veterinarians.

3. Yes, Mpumalanga has implemented the Compulsory Community Service. There are 24 CCS Veterinarians placed in Mpumalanga.

4. (a) Prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year in Mpumalanga were African Swine Fever. Mpumalanga province occasionally experiences outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease and Avian Influenza.

(b) Interventions to treat the diseases includes strategic guidance, provision of technical advice, assistance with procurement of the Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine and continual monitoring and reporting.

16 September 2021 - NW1836

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in the North West and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date on which the specified province intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians in each livestock unit of her department in the North West; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year in the North West and (b) interventions of her department to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a) The total number of Veterinarians in North West is 30 Veterinarians. This includes 7 Veterinarians that are in middle management, 4 the laboratory.

(i) There are 9 vacant posts.

(ii) 9 posts have been advertised and the shortlisting process has been completed waiting for approval. Interviews will be held immediately afterwards. These include posts that are occupied by short term contract veterinarians.

2. In each State Veterinary area there is one (1) State Veterinarian taking care of all livestock unit’s needs. These includes activities related to animal health, veterinary public health and export related matter of all commodities.

3. Yes. The Department is implementing Compulsory community services for veterinarians in the North West Province. In 2021, eleven (11) Compulsory Community Services veterinarians are employed mainly in the rural areas providing both primary animal health care services and State Veterinary services.

4. (a) During the past financial year we have has the following major outbreaks of diseases

(i) African Swine Fever

(ii) African Horse Sickness

(iii) Avian Influenza

(iv) Rabies

There were also singular/minor outbreaks of the following

i. Blue Tongue

ii. Salmonella enteritidis

iii.Malignant Cattarhal Fever

(b) Interventions undertaken to treat diseases:

i. African Swine Fever: The outbreak was controlled by depopulation of the farm both initially by the farmer and later due to a court instruction. Carcasses were buried with lime on the farm. The farm was cleaned and tested and the quarantine notice will be lifted when the last test indicates negative results

ii. African Horse Sickness: These outbreaks were reported and quarantine notices issued. The individual outbreak farms were advised to vaccinate the animals and employ location of animals to higher lying areas to avoid vector insects.

iii. Avian Influenza: The affected farms had their flock culled. The company/farm used their own rendering plant to dispose of dead carcasses. Surveillance was conducted and quarantine lifted after negative results.

30 August 2021 - NW1775

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she has been informed of the reasons for the postponement of the Deputy President, Mr D D Mabuza’s oversight visit to District Six; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what were the reasons given to her; (2) whether she furnished the Deputy President, Mr D D Mabuza, with an explanation regarding the delay of the redevelopment plan; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the explanation; (3) whether, after handing over 900 houses to the claimants, she will continue to play a role in the development of District Six in terms of developing schools, crèches, community halls, etcetera; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether, in instances where she would allow residents’ land to be usurped by developers, she would agree that the 42 hectares should be for the sole benefit of the persons who were forcibly removed from District Six and their offspring; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) what are her reasons for marginalising the District Six Development Trust, the entity in which former President Nelson Mandela expressed his confidence?

Reply:

1. Yes. With regards to the initial request for an oversight visit, the Phase 3 site up until handover was not conducive to hosting groups of visitors on what was an active construction site. Covid-19 regulations for onsite health and safety had a substantive impact on construction sites. The Contractor who was responsible for the safety of the site until the handover to the Department was reticent about having to host a group of visitors including media on site while still being expected to meet their deadlines to completion. If the Department had to impose the visit request to the contractor, they would in turn be liable to be granted a claim for an extension of time (EOT) which would have a financial impact and an impact on the contractual practical completion date. It was thus agreed that the visits be conducted after the practical completion and the site handed over to the Department. Which has since taken place.

2. Yes. The Department’s responses to the questions and enquiries by the Deputy President’s offices was addressed and submitted. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an onset of many challenges to the implementation of the original programme that was devised in 2019. Before the factoring of COVID-19 the original programme was scheduled for completion by 2023. The revised programme is scheduled for completion by August 2024.

The revision in time is based on the changes made to the original design of the housing unit by the claimants and allowing a process to fully consult with claimants while adhering to lockdown regulations. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chain processes has also been a critical factor. The new program has been devised to catch up as much time that was lost by allowing for larger phases and doing them concurrently.

3. The Department’s role and mandate in District Six is the Restitution of claimants through the provision of houses. However, the Department has always acknowledged that the District Six Redevelopment requires more than housing to cater for the needs of the returning claimant community. To this end, since the very onset the Department initiated and supported the drawing up of the District Six Development Framework.

The Development Framework, an extensive document that has been widely consulted with the community, is a framework for the development of the whole area of approximately 40 hectares. It presents a set of principles, strategies, design and planning guidelines; as well as infrastructure proposals based on the existing inner city context of the site. The Development Framework proposals begin to address the issue of social justice and the restoration of land rights lost to give effect to the provisions of the Restitution of Land Rights Act (Act 22 of 1994).

The Framework recognizes that District Six is an inner city area that can significantly contribute to the revitalisation of the city. It argues that the site should neither be speculated upon nor encouraged to be gentrified as may ordinarily be the case had restitution not formed the basis of its redevelopment imperative. An integrated approach is therefore taken that includes a range of social, environmental and economic concerns relevant to District Six and the Cape Town CBD. The approach is strongly informed by the history and memory of the site as the subject of forced removals more than 40 years ago. Social justice and restoration of land rights therefore form the pillars that proposals towards the realisation of the framework, are based on.

The holistic redevelopment of District Six requires the participation and contribution from various sector departments, the province and very intrinsically the City of Cape Town. The Department last year granted the City of Cape Town to use the District Six Development Framework to form the underpinning of a process it has undertaken to develop and adopt a Local Spatial Development Framework for District Six.

The Department has provided and continues to provide support to the local authority in their mandate of providing the necessary social infrastructure to ensure that District Six is redeveloped in an integrated and sustainable manner.

4. The Department’s and Minister’s position on this matter has always been resolute. The 42 Hectares of land that is included in the settlement agreement should be used to solely enhance and benefit the claimant community of District Six. The land should neither be speculated upon for private gain nor encouraged to be gentrified.

5. The District Six Beneficiary Trust has always been acknowledged as a key body of representatives for the community of District Six. It was on that basis that they were a partner and signatory to original settlement agreement of District Six. The Trust were given the role of Developer from inception and subsequently were responsible for the development of Pilot Phase 1 and Phase 2 of District Six between 2002 and 2012.

In 2012 the full group of verified claimants in a meeting with the then Minister, addressed concerns and grievances to the Minister regarding the issues of progress and representation. The Minister at the time acceded to these concerns and allowed for the election of nominated claimant representatives to deal with the Department on matters pertaining to the development of the remaining phases. The members of District Beneficiary Trust were encouraged to participate in that elective process but chose not to. The body of representatives who were nominated and elected by the claimants themselves became the District Six Reference Group (RG), whom the Department has since dealt with as representatives of the verified claimants on matters pertaining to the design of the future phases.

The Minister in her tenure has always tried to consult with all the community groupings in District Six – of whom there are many - from the onset and will continue to encourage their participation in the redevelopment process.

25 August 2021 - NW1864

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) What is (a) the progress and (b) full details of the court case regarding claim LCC 1-2010 in the land claims court of Randburg; (2) whether the State bought the farm Vlugtkraal38KR in the Modimolle Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for what amount; (3) whether the State has transferred the land to any beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

(1)(a) The Commission filed the Notice of Referral as ordered by the Court. All interested and affected parties have been served. We are awaiting the Legal Representatives for the claimants /plaintiffs and owner defendants to proceed. The Commission arranged Legal Representation for the claimants in terms of section 29(4) of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994.

(b) The land claim in question is pending in court. This claim was lodged with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights on behalf of Molekwa Sekungwe Community before the cut-off date of the 31st December 1998. The claim was referred to court for the reason that the landowner is challenging validity of the claim on farm Vluchtkraal 38 KR.

2. No, the matter is pending in court.

3. No, the matter is pending in court.

25 August 2021 - NW1877

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) What are the reasons that the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, Act 54 of 2003, was omitted under the Legislative Mandates of her department for the second consecutive Annual Performance Plan for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development; (2) in light of the fact that the term of the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) came to an end on 30 November 2020 and that the submission to appoint the new CSI has been with her since October 2020, on what date does she intend to appoint the new CSI; (3) whether she has been informed that the failure to appoint a new CSI has a negative impact on all Government departments as applications for spatial information cannot be processed and approved without the CSI; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what funding has been allocated for (a) the 2021-2022 financial year and (b) for the MTEF for the implementation of the specified Act and the CSI; (5) from where does she intend to source the up-to-date spatial data required to deliver on the APP 2021-2022 item which focused on Rural Development, Land Administration and Management, Spatial Transformation in the absence of a fully funded and functional National Spatial Data Infrastructure?

Reply:

1) The omission of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (Act 54 of 2003) in the Annual Performance Plan (APP), was due to an administrative oversight and will be rectified in the revision of the APP of the Department for 2022/23. Although the SDI Act is omitted in the APP, its implementation is underway with the Committee for Spatial Information appointed and the Electronic Metadata Catalogue developed in the current financial year.

2) The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has appointed the Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) on 8 August 2021.

3) Yes. The Minister has appointed the CSI and she is well informed about the importance of the CSI including the functions performed by the CSI in relation to the processing of applications for spatial data.

4) Funding allocated for 2021-2022 for the implementation of the SDI Act is R7million. The CSI will hold a strategic planning session to determine the activities and the cost of operationalising the CSI. The Department will then fund the priorities as outlined on the strategic plan of the CSI.

5) The Department is in the process of developing a service delivery model to support the full implementation of the SDI Act, which includes support to data custodians. The CSI strategic planning session will guide the Department terms of establishing a functional national spatial data Infrastructure which will contribute positively to spatial transformation.

13 July 2021 - NW577

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) What total number of farms were bought in the (i) 1970s and (ii) 1980s to act as buffer zones between the commercial farmers and the tribal areas, (b) what is the extent in hectares of all such farms in each province, (c)(i) who is currently on the land and (ii) what is the type of tenure security that is held on each land parcel and (d) what support has been provided on the land since 2016?

Reply:

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development does not keep or maintain information on farms that were acquired during any period to act as buffer zones between the commercial farmers and the tribal areas.

12 July 2021 - NW1701

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the investigative report into the appointment and work provided by a certain company (name furnished) has been completed; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she will provide Mrs A Steyn with a copy of the report; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

1. The forensic investigation into appointment and performance of the Implementing Agent called Agridelight has been instituted as part of the Section 100 intervention into the affairs of the North West Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. All Section 100 intervention forensic investigations in the North West are being supervised by the National Treasury. The National Treasury appointed firm for the investigation of Agridelight is still investigating in collaboration with the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI/Hawks) towards finalizing these investigations, which we are assured will be concluded soon. Agridelight has after a court order submitted a close out report which has been referred to National Treasury for analysis.

2. National Treasury, in consultation with the DCPCI is still busy with the report.

05 July 2021 - NW1072

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department and/or any entity reporting to her paid any funds to SA Development Association (SAFDA) since 2015; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount in each year, (b) under what programme and (c) What was the fully details of the purpose of the funding. (2) whether her department signed any agreements with SAFDA to provide work on behalf of her department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of each specified agreement and (b) who is responsible to monitor and evaluate the work provided; (3) whether she will furnish Mrs A Steyn with copies of all agreements between her department and SAFDA; if not, why not: if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes.

(a),(b),(c) Please refer to the table below.

Year

Programme

Amount R

Details

2015/16

Recapitalisation &

Development

64 974 477

Support to small scale farmers during drought

 

Proactive Land Allocation Strategy (PLAS)

6 025 523

Support to PLAS farmers affected by drought

   

3 550 000

Management fee

2018/19

Rural Enterprise & Industrial Development

96 089 280

Ratoon management

2019/2020

Restitution

18 096 000

Restitution farmers

 

Rural Enterprise & Industrial Development

36 992 000

Ratoon management for small scale farmers

2020/21

Rural Infrastructure Development

20 937 010

Rebuilding & operationalisation of Mkhuze Rail siding

Total

R246 664 290.00

 

2. Yes.

a) The Department has an MoU signed on 02 March 2016, as well as a Service Level Agreement also signed on 09 March 2016. The agreements are meant to have provided assistance to small scale farmers/ sugar cane growers with production inputs, as well as the utilisation of machinery, equipment, provision of farm infrastructure, training and mentorship.

b) The Provincial offices of the Department are responsible for monitoring the implementation.

3. Yes. Please refer to Annexures A and B. available on request.

25 June 2021 - NW1456

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has any agricultural land registered in the name of the State in the OR Tambo District Municipality in Eastern Cape; if so, (a) what number of hectares, (b) who is currently occupying the land and (c) what is it being used for?

Reply:

Yes.

a) 365.3609 hectares.

b) The Payne and Qelana communities.

c) Crops production and grazing.

25 June 2021 - NW1664

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to Erf 292 Butterworth in the Mnquma Local Municipality that houses a hardware store that has been on-site for 30 years, (a) what is the size of the specified erf, (b) is there a lease agreement between her department and the occupant and (c) what is the monthly rental on the property; (2) whether any rent is outstanding; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount, (b) from what date has it been outstanding and (c) what steps have been taken to collect the arrears; (3) whether there are any arrears on the property owing to the specified municipality from her department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount is in arrears, (b) from what date has it been outstanding and (c) by what date will the arrears be paid?

Reply:

1. (a) The size of Erf 292 Butterworth in the Mnquma Local Municipality is 595 m2

(b) No. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) does not have a lease agreement with anyone on Erf 292.

(c) Falls away.

2. (a),(b),(c) Falls away.

3. Yes.

  • a) The total amount of R 11 134.64 is in arrears.
  • b) The invoice indicated that the outstanding amount is for April 2021.
  • c) The outstanding amount will be paid as soon as an engagement between DALRRD, Provincial Department of Public Works and the Municipality had reached an agreement.

25 June 2021 - NW1656

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in the Eastern Cape and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date by which the specified province intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians per livestock unit; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year and (b) interventions to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a)The total number of veterinarians in the Eastern Cape is 34.

(b) (i) The vacancies is 12, which gives us a current vacancy rate of 26 %.

(ii) The intended date to fill the vacant positions is 1 August 2021.

2. Livestock census as per National livestock statistics are as follows:

Cattle = 3 050 m which is equivalent to 3.050 m LSU

Sheep = 6 513 m which is equivalent to 1.085 m LSU

Goats = 1 991 m which is equivalent to 0.331 m LSU

Therefore, total Live Stock Unit (LSU) = 4.466 million which is equivalent to 131 352 LSU per veterinarian. The international norm is 100 000 LSU per veterinarian. (SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY STRATEGY (2016-2026, p26: FAO). There are therefore fewer veterinarians per livestock unit than desired.

3. Compulsory Community Service for Veterinarians is a National driven program, which is implemented in all provinces including the Eastern Cape. For 2021/2022 financial year, the Eastern Cape has been allocated 22 CCS veterinarians. These have been distributed to the six (06) districts of the Eastern Cape.

4. (a) Prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year are Rabies and African Swine Fever.

(b) Awareness and vaccinations were carried out in areas with Rabies outbreaks. Awareness and surveillance were carried out in areas with African Swine Fever outbreak.

25 June 2021 - NW434

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has completed the Producer/Farmer Register for small-scale and subsistence farmers; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the specified register be made available?

Reply:

Yes.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has completed the Producer/Farmer Register. The report will be made available by end of July 2021.

23 June 2021 - NW1654

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in the Western Cape and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date by which the specified province intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians per livestock unit; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year and (b) interventions to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a) Veterinary services in the Western Cape is a directorate headed by the Senior Manager (Director) who is a veterinarian and who reports directly to the Executive Manager (Chief Director) in the department. There are 23 (18 State veterinarians and 5 Managers (Veterinarians).

(b)(i) There are only four unfilled positions out of the twenty two positions for veterinarians. Please note that this response excluded the director position which would have made the positions for veterinarians 23. The vacancy rate is therefore 18.8%.

(ii) The Western Cape Province is considering filling the vacant positions by December 2021. The filling of these positions will be guided by government prescripts related to resource constraints.

2. The FAO recommends a ratio of 1 veterinarian per 100 000 livestock units, and using this norm would result in the province requiring 15 State Veterinarians to carry out disease control, laboratory diagnostics and veterinary public health, which are the minimal requirements for a basic service. Considering the historical figures of veterinary livestock units in the Western Cape, the available veterinarians per veterinary livestock units is below norm that is 12.

3. The Compulsory Community Service (CCS) programme for veterinarians is being implemented. A total of 17 CCS veterinarians have been allocated to the Western Cape Province and are deployed in the various districts.

4. (a) The following diseases were prevalent in the Western Cape during the past financial year:

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza;
  • African Swine Fever ;
  • African Horse Sickness and
  • other day to day animal diseases.

(b) Whenever an animal disease outbreak occurs, relevant disease contingency plans are activated. Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza and African swine fever causes high mortalities in poultry and pigs respectively and are a serious threat to food security. Awareness campaigns are being conducted and improved surveillance for the diseases is implemented. African horse sickness is a disease of horses and other equines. It is a disease that is very trade sensitive and its occurrence leads to export restrictions.

23 June 2021 - NW1699

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) is the total number of communities and/or beneficiaries who received land development support grants since 1 January 2014 and (b) are the (i) full details of the and amounts received by each community and/or beneficiary since 2014 and (ii) names of the persons who are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the specified funds?

Reply:

a) Since 1 January 2014 till 31 March 2021 the land development support grants were received by a total of 1664 beneficiaries across three different programs as reflect in attached Annexures A: Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) projects; B: 1House Hold 1 Hectare (1HH1H) projects and C: Land Development Support projects.

b) (i) Please refer Annexures A, B and C.

(ii) The monitoring of the specified funds for the implementation of projects is done at different levels. The first level is at operational, which is at the Province through our Provincial Shared Service Centres (PSSCs), and lastly at programme level in national office.

When it comes to evaluation, the responsibility in the Department lies with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, which is independent from the implementing unit. However, this function is not only limited to this unit, it also happens through Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and Public Service Commission (PSC), in some instances done by non-government organisations and institutions of higher learning.

23 June 2021 - NW1700

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department is making use of consultants and/or service providers to do work on its behalf; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the (i) name and (ii) business of each consulting firm and/or service provider and (b) are the details of the budget (i) allocated and (ii) spent since 1 January 2019?

Reply:

Yes.

(a)(i),(ii) Please refer to the table below.

(i) Name of Consultant

(ii) Business of each consulting firm

Spent since 01 January 2019 to 31 May 2021

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research And Advisory Services

R83,575,461

DATA WORLD

Research And Advisory Services

R33,245,315

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Implementation Of Kaonafatso Ya Dikgomo Scheme

R25,000,000

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Survey On Available Turfs In Provinces

R24,201,000

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Project Management

R16,967,000

J Maynard Pty Ltd

Project Management

R16,558,295

FEM PLAN

Project Management, Planning, Feasibilty And Detail Design And Cost Estimation

R16,087,482

THE DECIDUOUS FRUIT PRODUCERS' TRUST

Research And Advisory Services

R15,203,000

THE DECIDUOUS FRUIT PRODUCERS' TRUST

Research And Advisory Services

R14,410,000

UNDP Representative SA

Research

R13,174,000

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Valuations Advisory Services

R11,618,400

SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE

Research And Advisory Services

R10,993,976

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Implementation Of Research And Technology Fund Projects

R10,968,600

SIZEYA CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Project Management

R10,370,729

ESRI SA

Advisory Consulting Services

R9,853,684

ENTSIKA CONSULTING SERVICES

Project Management

R8,751,903

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Project Management

R8,553,606

BOIKGANTSHO CONSULTING AND EVENTS

Financial Management

R8,252,250

SEMH AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, CONSULTING AND TRAI

Research And Advisory Services

R6,137,000

BOIKGANTSHO CONSULTING AND EVENTS

Training

R5,950,875

Moses Kotane -NW

Research

R5,608,118

Forestry South Africa

For South African Sirex Control Programme

R5,560,000

SMEC SA

Project Management

R5,533,882

ESRI SA

Advisory Consulting Services

R4,926,842

THUSO ENVIRO AND AGRIC DEVELOPMENT

Research And Advisory Services

R4,721,500

FEM PLAN

Project Management

R4,535,132

FEVERTREE CONSULTING

Project Management

R4,118,387

Urban Econ Development Economist

Research

R3,723,163

GABHISA PLANNING INVESTMENTS

Research And Advisory Services

R3,335,804

CADRE PLAN

Research And Advisory Services

R3,266,797

ENTERPRISES UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Research

R3,042,775

ERNST AND YOUNG ADVISORY SERVICES

Business And Advisory Services

R3,016,817

ILIFA AFRICA ENGINEERS

Project Management

R2,923,144

FEM PLAN

Research And Advisory Services

R2,830,040

DATA WORLD

Valuations Advisory Services

R2,787,600

MDAVANZI FOODS

Project Management

R2,693,221

DATA WORLD

Advisory Consulting Services

R2,619,355

MASWANA JV

Research And Advisory Services

R2,564,389

ORI PROFESSIONALS

Advisory Consulting Services

R2,552,241

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Research And Advisory Services

R2,490,325

MVD KALAHARI

Research And Advisory Services

R2,414,713

NEMORANGO CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Project Management

R2,158,148

FEVERTREECONSULTING

Project Management

R2,153,574

BVI CONSULTING ENGINEERS KWAZULU-NATAL

Research And Advisory Services

R2,136,025

ARUP (USE D1649)

Research And Advisory Services

R2,118,292

CASNAN CIVILS

Project Management

R2,084,746

URBAN-ECON DEVELOPMENT ECONOMISTS

Research And Advisory Services

R2,082,273

UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R2,013,650

WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION

Support Water Research Commission Projects In Water Management

R2,000,000

ELEMENT CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,925,064

THE SUPREME TRAINING ACADEMY

Research And Advisory Services

R1,880,500

ISIBUKO DEVELOPMENT PLANNERS

Advisory Consulting Services

R1,865,875

GFK CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,707,535

ENTERPRISES UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Research And Advisory Services

R1,674,842

ICT WORKS

Business And Advisory Services

R1,637,140

METROPLAN TOWN PLANNERS AND URBAN DESIGNERS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,610,000

TOKSEO

Research And Advisory Services

R1,560,629

Enterprise University Of Pretoria

Research

R1,552,270

KENA CONSULT

Research And Advisory Services

R1,550,000

AKANYA DEVELOPMENT SOLUTION

Valuations Advisory Services

R1,545,600

SETPLAN SETTLEMENT PLANNING SERV

Research And Advisory Services

R1,434,510

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research And Advisory Services

R1,416,029

EVN AFRICA CONSULTING SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R1,368,149

TOWNSCAPE PLANNING SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,321,925

PLANNING PARTNERS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,262,580

URBAN-ECON DEVELOPMENT ECONOMISTS

Project Management

R1,240,132

ISIBUKO DEVELOPMENT PLANNERS

Research And Advisory Services

R1,185,535

TSITELLO

Project Management

R1,183,474

FEMPLAN (PTY) LTD

Project Management

R1,111,337

EVN AFRICA CONSULTING SERVICES

Project Management

R1,044,552

Koma OO

Financial Management

R1,024,335

ZARON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R958,260

POAD CONSULTING

Project Management

R937,252

PHUNGA CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Research And Advisory Services

R921,590

M AND M EXECUTIVE CONSULTING SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R890,790

ISIKHUNGO SETHU ENVIRONMENTAL SER

Advisory Consulting Services

R860,310

FEM PLAN

Advisory Consulting Services

R850,865

MAYECON CONSULTING

Research And Advisory Services

R780,840

ELECTIONS FACILITATORS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Election Facilitators

R760,605

RAIN CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Financial Management

R755,741

TPS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Research And Advisory Services

R750,000

MACHAKA NC

Project Management

R714,604

DR JOHN LANGALIBALELE DUBE INSTITUTE

Research And Advisory Services

R660,000

ICT WORKS

Advisory Consulting Services

R654,856

Stellenbsoch University

Project Management

R623,213

MOILWA AND SONS RESOURCES

Project Management

R602,590

MASWANA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS

Advisory Consulting Services

R593,400

PLAN ASSOCIATES DEVELOPMENT PLANNERS

Research And Advisory Services

R586,475

URBAN DYNAMICS (FREE STATE)

Research And Advisory Services

R574,706

Rukuni M

Research

R537,385

MANEKWANE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Research And Advisory Services

R522,199

Chirwa P

Financial Management

R512,672

DELTA BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONS

Research And Advisory Services

R502,755

SK Development Research & Training

Research

R498,300

NOLINDELA TRADING ENTERPRISE

Project Management

R493,800

DIGES GROUP

Project Management

R479,218

MAXIM PLANNING SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R475,000

MVD KALAHARI STADS-EN STREEKBEPLANNERS EN AANVERWA

Advisory Consulting Services

R446,637

GABHISA PLANNING INVESTMENTS

Research

R442,952

PLAN ASSOCIATES TOWN & REGIONAL

Advisory Consulting Services

R434,599

COASTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Enviromental Advisory Services

R433,076

MASWANA JV

Advisory Consulting Services

R432,354

PROJECTS ET AL HOLDINGS

Research And Advisory Services

R422,270

JG AFRIKA

Research And Advisory Services

R420,809

ALMENTA 203

Research And Advisory Services

R415,000

LADUMA TAPP

Advisory Consulting Services

R415,000

G-SQUARED SHEQ SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R402,662

TOWNSCAPE PLANNING SOLUTIONS

Advisory Consulting Services

R400,775

Exclaim Innovations

Research

R393,913

EVN AFRICA CONSULTING SERVICE

Research And Advisory Services

R389,233

ENGINEERING ACES

Project Management

R385,006

Klein Inc

Research

R384,000

CUBIC TRADING

Research And Advisory Services

R374,063

PEGASYS STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Project Management

R365,096

IMPERATRIX

Research And Advisory Services

R350,000

KGOKAGANO TRADING

Research And Advisory Services

R346,481

DIKGABO CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Research And Advisory Services

R340,000

WEKNOW CONSULTANTS

Project Management

R329,902

UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES

Project Management

R326,363

JST MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R320,850

PHAKAMA TRADING ENTERPRISES

Research And Advisory Services

R318,874

DUMAKUDE PROJECTS

Research And Advisory Services

R311,703

AGNOWIZ

Research And Advisory Services

R302,945

AES CONSULTING

Project Management

R272,252

SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE INFORMATION SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R271,264

ZARON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Advisory Consulting Services

R265,000

FORT HARE TRADING SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R259,767

INFRA CONSULT ENGINEERING

Project Management

R257,566

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Determining Infestation Of The Oriental Fruit Fly In Litchi, Mango And Guava

R245,000

ROYAL HASKONING DHV

Research And Advisory Services

R243,099

ASIKA CONSULTING

Research And Advisory Services

R240,030

ELECTIONS FACILITATORS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

Election Facilitators

R234,979

ISIKHUNGO SETHU ENVIRONMENTAL SER

Research And Advisory Services

R234,630

MARIA MAGDALENA STEYN

Valuations Advisory Services

R234,198

MACHAKA NC

Research

R225,217

MVD KALAHARI

Advisory Consulting Services

R224,963

JOINTSHELF 1183

Research And Advisory Services

R222,600

PHAPHAMA RESOURCES

Research And Advisory Services

R222,340

MASWANA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS

Advisory Consulting Services

R220,800

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Project Management

R216,224

KHANYAICDD

Research And Advisory Services

R215,767

MAHLAGA INDUSTRIAL STRATEGISTS

Research And Advisory Services

R215,680

Mahlanga Industrial Strategist

Research

R215,680

Hydrid Innovation Solution

Organisational

R210,359

WORLEYPARSONS RSA

Project Management

R208,474

DITSAMAI INVESTMENTS AND PROJECTS

Research And Advisory Services

R208,150

LINDON CONSULTING CORPORATION

Project Management

R193,260

NKWALI HOLDINGS

Research And Advisory Services

R193,010

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA

Environmental Consulting Services

R189,917

Mkhize Attorneys

Research

R187,671

FEVERTREECONSULTING

Project Management

R183,811

P W A RHEEDER PROFESSIONELE LANDMETERS

Land Surveyors

R178,676

AUTUMN RIDGE TRADING 29

Research And Advisory Services

R178,250

PHUHLISANI

Research And Advisory Services

R172,110

UNIVERSITY OF VENDA

Research And Advisory Services

R167,423

K 2M TECHNOLOGIES

Advisory Consulting Services

R164,450

WACO AFRICA PTY LTD

Project Management

R158,999

IDI TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Research And Advisory Services

R150,527

MVD KALAHARI STADS-EN STREEKBEPLANNERS EN AANVERWA

Research And Advisory Services

R148,879

SET SECONDMENTS

Research And Advisory Services

R130,479

SA QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY

Qualification Verification

R127,470

Khumalo MHO

Risk And Complaince Co

R124,760

Chirwa

Financial Management

R121,183

P W A RHEEDER PROFESSIONELE LANDMETERS

Valuations Advisory Services

R116,495

CADRE

Research And Advisory Services

R111,127

ACUTE CONSULTING

Project Management

R104,340

BVI CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Research And Advisory Services

R102,941

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research And Advisory Services

R100,000

BLUE UNICORN

Research And Advisory Services

R99,670

UBUQOTHO INTEGRITY INSTITUTE

Research And Advisory Services

R98,866

K O R CONSULTING

Consulting And Advisory Services

R96,000

A AND SONS PROPERTY GROUP

Valuations Advisory Services

R95,450

UPTURN CONSULTING

Research And Advisory Services

R94,500

KBS BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Project Management

R91,000

URBAN DYNAMICS

Business And Advisory Services

R89,332

URBAN DYNAMICS

Advisory Consulting Services

R89,332

COASTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Advisory Consulting Services

R89,112

PLAN ASSOCIATES DEVELOPMENT PLANNERS

Advisory Consulting Services

R87,500

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CONSULTANTS

Research And Advisory Services

R84,565

MARBLESHARP 57

Valuations Advisory Services

R80,499

MB MABUZA LAND SURVEYORS

Monitoring And Evaluation

R77,611

Deeds Trading Account

Project Management

R75,958

K 2M TECHNOLOGIES

Advisory Consulting Services

R74,750

Raymond Mhlaba

Project Management

R74,733

Buthelezi BG

Risk And Complaince Co

R72,900

PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA

Consulting And Advisory Services

R71,219

LSB GROUP TRUST

Valuations Advisory Services

R70,992

Mavivate Attorney Incorporated

Project Management

R70,388

ZITHOLELE CONSULTING

Project Management

R70,161

BIGEN AFRICA SERVICES

Project Management

R61,122

SPECTRUM VALUATIONS AND ASSET SOLUTIONS

Valuations Advisory Services

R60,013

OMNIVAL VALUATIONS

Valuations Advisory Services

R58,150

TSHANI CONSULTING

Advisory Consulting Services

R55,128

SINFRA INVESTMENTS 344

Valuations Advisory Services

R52,697

WORLEYPARSONS RSA

Advisory Consulting Services

R52,283

KUFUMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Monitoring And Evaluation

R50,520

Moeeng TG

Risk And Complaince Co

R48,600

Reatswela Travel & Tours

Risk And Complaince Co

R48,600

Pro Active Public Service College

Project Management

R47,800

LAND REFORM INSTITUTION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Research And Advisory Services

R46,050

Mhlongo AN

Committees Membership

R46,016

WORK DYNAMICS

Research And Advisory Services

R46,000

DDP VALUERS

Monitoring And Evaluation

R45,564

Randall TL

Committees Membership

R42,752

KIMOPAX

Project Management

R42,520

Tasokodibane MJ

Rcc Chairperson

R39,364

AFRICOST JBFE PROJECT MANAGERS

Research And Advisory Services

R39,336

URBAN DYNAMICS

Research And Advisory Services

R38,859

Randall TL

Plant Production

R38,207

MANAGED INTEGRITY EVALUATION

Background Screening And Vetting

R37,512

NATIONAL PRIVATE SPECIFICATIONS

Research

R35,098

Randall TL

Risk And Complaince Co

R33,297

Managed Integrated Evaluation PTY LTD

Conduct Criminal Checks And Id Verifications

R31,212

CHELETE KE MOLLO

Research And Advisory Services

R25,800

KANYISA PROPERTY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Valuations Advisory Services

R25,300

April H

Risk And Complaince Co

R24,300

MBB CONSULTING SERVICES

Research And Advisory Services

R23,666

SINFRA INVESTMENTS 345

Monitoring And Evaluation

R21,912

KANYISA PROPERTY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Monitoring And Evaluation

R21,620

SPECTRUM VALUATIONS & ASSET SOL

Monitoring And Evaluation

R21,620

Thupane MJJ

Risk And Complaince Co

R19,440

SPECTRUM VALUATIONS & ASSET SOL

Valuations Advisory Services

R16,330

ZWAHULI VALUERS

Valuations Advisory Services

R16,180

DDP VALUATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Valuations Advisory Services

R16,174

INTELLIFRA HOLDINGS

Monitoring And Evaluation

R15,750

MOOKODI VALUERS

Valuations Advisory Services

R14,950

MILLS FITCHET AFRICA

Valuations Advisory Services

R14,835

MOHOHLO ATTORNEYS

Research And Advisory Services

R14,296

KHOTHULE

DLR Committee Membership

R13,686

WSP ENVIROMENTAL

Project Management

R13,398

ZWAHULI VALUERS

Valuations Advisory Services

R13,200

ONSITE INSIGHT CONFERENCING SOLUTIONS

Conferencing Solutions

R12,914

RAMOHOLI

DLR Committee Membership

R11,262

Randall TL

Member Of Risk And Compliance Co

R10,404

JACK AMOUR

DLR Committee Membership

R9,920

Makofane LJ

DAMC Committee Membership

R9,920

Maisela SJ

DAMC Committee Membership

R9,870

Sefoloshe PJ

DAMC Committee Membership

R9,870

RAMOHOLI

DLR Committee Membership

R9,385

Lodi NB

DAMC Committee Membership

R7,990

CAMPA M

Research And Advisory Services

R7,521

I.M KORDOM

DLR Committee Membership

R7,508

I.N THOBEDI

DLR Committee Membership

R7,508

L.S MARCH

DLR Committee Membership

R7,508

KWARENGE LANGUAGE SOLUTIONS

Translations And Transcriptions

R7,200

Monakedi AL

DAMC Committee Membership

R6,580

Jansen Van Rensburg K

Board And/Or Committees Membership

R6,318

EMAH SELEPE

Household Profiling

R6,300

EVODIA MAFATLE

Household Profiling

R6,300

KAGISO MARUMO

Household Profiling

R6,300

KOPA NEO

Household Profiling

R6,300

MIYA ALENA

Household Profiling

R6,300

MM NHLAPO

Household Profiling

R6,300

MOKOENA PALESA

Household Profiling

R6,300

MSIBI NHLAKANI

Household Profiling

R6,300

N NKOSINKULU

Household Profiling

R6,300

PAT SELEPE

Household Profiling

R6,300

SHEZI N

Household Profiling

R6,300

SIBEKO JONNY

Household Profiling

R6,300

SIBEKO SESI

Household Profiling

R6,300

TM MOLOI

Household Profiling

R6,300

TWALA MD

Household Profiling

R6,300

DHLAMINI SA

Household Profiling

R6,300

EM SELEPE

Household Profiling

R6,300

KUBHEKA SC

Household Profiling

R6,300

MAKHUBO NP

Household Profiling

R6,300

MALINGA PP

Household Profiling

R6,300

MOKOENA MOSIWA

Household Profiling

R6,300

MOKOENA NT

Household Profiling

R6,300

MOLOI BELINA

Household Profiling

R6,300

MORAJANE PINKI

Household Profiling

R6,300

MORAJANE TJ

Household Profiling

R6,300

MPHUTHI NL

Household Profiling

R6,300

NDABA PRECIOUS

Household Profiling

R6,300

NKABINDE SIFISO

Household Profiling

R6,300

PL MGABHI

Household Profiling

R6,300

POPPIE MKHONZA

Household Profiling

R6,300

RADEBE NE

Household Profiling

R6,300

RADEBE NG

Household Profiling

R6,300

SELEPE LEHLOHO

Household Profiling

R6,300

SELEPE THABO

Household Profiling

R6,300

SHEZI NP

Household Profiling

R6,300

SV SHEZI

Household Profiling

R6,300

TD MOKOENA

Household Profiling

R6,300

TJ MOSIKILI

Household Profiling

R6,300

TM KHUMALO

Household Profiling

R6,300

TSHABALALA DUDU

Household Profiling

R6,300

SIBEKO NP

Household Profiling

R5,950

Nyelisani PR

DAMC Committee Membership

R5,875

MOUTLOATSI SETLOGELO

DLR Committee Membership

R5,631

RADEBE J

Household Profiling

R5,600

Dokolwana Z

Research And Advisory Services

R4,900

DR SELEPE

Household Profiling

R4,900

MPIKA N

Household Profiling

R4,900

Myoywane MF

Household Profiling

R4,900

Ndesi BE

Household Profiling

R4,900

Ntabankulu X

Household Profiling

R4,900

Ranuga N

Household Profiling

R4,900

Sanguqu N

Household Profiling

R4,900

Sinxutu NE

Household Profiling

R4,900

Tshotyana NF

Household Profiling

R4,900

Vunda N

Household Profiling

R4,900

Ralepelle ME

DAMC Committee Membership

R4,720

PLAN ASSOCIATES TOWN & REGIONAL

Research And Advisory Services

R4,575

SR SELEPE

Household Profiling

R4,550

YABELA CONSTRUCTION AND TRADING

Research And Advisory Services

R4,408

Mokgomole MR

DAMC Committee Membership

R4,280

Ahrens GHF

DAMC Committee Membership

R4,220

MONARENG AM

Household Profiling

R4,200

XP KUBHEKA

Household Profiling

R4,200

Xaba SDM

DAMC Committee Membership

R3,510

Mabundadza FV

DAMC Committee Membership

R3,055

Mtsweni ZP

DAMC Committee Membership

R2,820

South African Qualifications Authority

Verifying Of Qualification

R2,635

Mulaudzi NE

DAMC Committee Membership

R2,145

Mabunda AP

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,950

Mpye J

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,886

Motaung G

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,714

SELEOANE

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,560

Chakache CD

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Chisale -Elniemua MM

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Deelie JJ

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Kgampe MS

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Khumalo JEK

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Khunou LM

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Kokota BS

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Matsoga JM

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Mosia MP

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Robela MA

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Sekobane MM

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Thebe AH

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Tshabalala SM

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,558

Nukeri

DAMC Committee Membership

R1,170

BEEF

DAMC Committee Membership

R944

BEEF WILLIE

DAMC Committee Membership

R944

HOSEA GAETSEWE

DAMC Committee Membership

R856

GAETSEWE

DAMC Committee Membership

R856

GAONGALELWE MOROKA

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

MASESE MOILWA

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

MODISE PHOLOANYANE

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

POO

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

BELEM THOMAS

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

CHANTELE BRUYN

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

DE BRYUN

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

KEFUWE POO

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

KODISANG

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

LENTORO

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

MABE

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

MALEHO KODISANG

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

MOFOTI

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

NKOE

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

PHOLOANYANE

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

PORTIA NK0E

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

RAYMOND JANSEN

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

TAUNYANE

DAMC Committee Membership

R780

ENTERPRISES UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Econometric And Economic Modelling Services, Partnering And Capacity Buildings

R746

Nghatsane LO

DAMC Committee Membership

R585

TEBOHO MACHAKELA

DAMC Committee Membership

R472

MABOTE BODULO

DAMC Committee Membership

R428

LAURETTE PHOOKO

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

LEBAKENG MOLEBELED

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

MATSHEDISO MORAKE

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

MITA MOLEMA

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

MMASENYA LEKAUTA

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

MOJALEFA KOTOPE

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

THEMBEKA HLEKO

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

TSOKOLO TELEKOA

DAMC Committee Membership

R390

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research And Advisory Services

R358

Grand Total

 

R513,812,873

(b)(i),(ii) Please refer to the table below.

Consultants Items

(i) Budget

(ii) Expenditure

Variance

Board and Committees

R13,681,855

R13,681,855

-

Financial Management Consulting

R2,413,931

R2,413,931

-

Organisational Development

R5,519,172

R5,519,172

-

Project Management

R140,755,529

R140,755,529

-

Qualification Verification

R175,786

R175,698

R88

Research and Development

R345,323,164

R332,891,510

R12,431,654

Translations and Transcriptions

R16,396

R16,396

-

Valuation Services

R18,358,782

R18,358,782

-

Grand Total

R526,244,616

R513,812,873

R12,431,742

 

23 June 2021 - NW1759

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What specific actions has she and/or her department taken to provide support to farmers whose crops were damaged by the heavy rains between 1 November 2020 and 28 February 2021?

Reply:

Since the fall of the heavy rains and the cyclone Eloise, provinces reprioritised their equitable share and conditional grants in order to address the damages incurred by farmers. Mpumalanga made available an amount of R8 270 000.00, Free State R1 200 000.00 and Northern Cape R1 500 000.00. North West catered for the affected farmers in the 2021/22 Fetsa Tlala programme to be assisted with seeds. The intervention is provided through provision of seeds, crop seedlings and soil rehabilitation to support the affected farmers. Continuous monitoring is done while early warning information and advisories are being disseminated on a daily basis.

23 June 2021 - NW1655

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) total number of veterinarians in the Northern Cape and (b)(i) current vacancy rate and (ii) date by which the specified province intends to fill the vacant positions; (2) what is the total number of veterinarians per livestock unit; (3) whether her department has implemented the compulsory service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what were the (a) prevailing animal diseases during the past financial year and (b) interventions to treat them?

Reply:

1. (a) Veterinary services in the Northern Cape is a directorate headed by the Senior Manager (Director) who is a veterinarian and who reports directly to the Executive Manager (Chief Director) in the department. There are 7 state veterinary offices spread throughout the province and each state veterinary office have service centres in their areas that the Animal Health Technicians operate from. The number of veterinarians in the province is 9 and this number includes the Chief Director, Director and 2 Deputy Directors.

POSITION

STATION

FILLED

VACANT

Chief Director: Agricultural Technical Support Services

Kimberley

1

0

Director: Veterinary Services

Kimberley

1

0

Deputy Director: Animal Health

Kimberley

0

1

Deputy Director: Veterinary Public Health & Export Control

Kimberley

1

0

Deputy Directory: Veterinary Laboratory & Epidemiology

Kimberley

1

0

State Veterinarian: Veterinary Laboratory

Kimberley

1

0

State Veterinarian: Export Control

De Aar

0

1

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Kimberley

1

0

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

De Aar

1

0

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Calvinia

1

0

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Springbok

0

1

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Upington

0

1

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Kuruman

1

0

State Veterinarian: Animal Health

Mothibistad

0

1

Total

 

9

5

(b)(i) current vacancy rate is about 36%

(ii) There is a moratorium currently in place on the filing of vacant posts due to the financial constraints put on the departmental budget by the Covid

19 pandemic.

2. The FAO recommends a ratio of 1 veterinarian per 100 000 livestock units, and using this norm would result in the province requiring 16 State Veterinarians to carry out disease control, laboratory diagnostics and veterinary public health, which are the minimal requirements for a basic service.

3. The Compulsory Community Service (CCS) programme was finally rolled out in the Northern Cape province in 2016 with the number of CCS veterinarians increasing steadily from 4 to the current number of 7. This year, the CCS veterinarians only started on 1 March 2021 due to the disruption of the academic year caused by Covid 19 pandemic. The MEC, Mase Manopole welcomed the seven (7) newly qualified Veterinarians to the Department under the Compulsory Community Service (CCS) program. The areas that benefits from this programme include Kuruman (2), Kimberley (2), Prieska (1), Veterinary Laboratory (1) and Upington (1). These 7 placements significantly increased access to Veterinary Services in the province, increasing the number of field Animal Health Veterinarians from 4 to 10. The livestock farmers in the rural communities have welcomed the move by government to introduce the CCS programme to speed up rural animal health care.

4. No major disease of economic importance was recorded in the last 4 years. The Northern Cape Province received above normal rainfall that favoured the breeding of mosquitoes which are responsible for the transmission of Rift Valley Fever disease (RVF), African Horse Sickness, Lumpy Skin Disease, Bluetongue etc. The MEC for Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Mase Manopole was on an awareness drive, forewarning all farmers to vaccinate their cattle, sheep and goats against RVF before the peak of mosquitoes around March and April. The MEC also advised farmers to get vaccines from the cooperatives in the province and encouraged them not to eat dead animals and should always wear protective clothing when handling aborted foetuses.

Rabies remains prevalent in wildlife and to support this phenomenon, the provinces recorded a number of rabies cases with only one human case. Fortunately, the victim was successfully enrolled on a full course of post exposure rabies prophylaxis. 5153 pets were vaccinated during the World Rabies awareness period in the province.

Sheep scab has been reported in areas where farming with sheep is dominant. Sheep scab is traditionally most prevalent during the second and third quarter of the year and 2020 was no exception. All the confirmations were done by the Kimberley Veterinary laboratory, which is the only government laboratory that is accredited to do sheep scab testing. All the outbreaks were handled as per the protocol.

23 June 2021 - NW1187

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the status of the Agri-Parks Programme; (2) whether her department has spent the budgeted amount on the project so far; if not, (a) what total amount has been the budget overrun and (b) how does she intend to ensure that the project benefits local communities for whom it is intended; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. Please refer to Annexure A.

2. Please refer to Annexure A. For the 2021/22 financial year it is work in progress.

(a) Falls away.

(b) Please refer to Annexure A. Local communities are mobilized to go and get registered as beneficiaries at the respective FPSU’s.

15 June 2021 - NW1529

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) current status of cotton production in the Republic for the 2020-21 financial year, in terms of yields and (b) viability of the cotton production, given the current importing trends of cotton products?

Reply:

a) The major production areas for cotton in South Africa are Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North-West Provinces. The 2020/21 cotton crop is just over 80 000 lint bales for April 2021, which is considerably lower compared to the 2019/20 of 134 230 lint bales. This is largely because some cotton farmers have switched to food crops because of relatively good prices and the lateness of the marketing of the previous season’s crop that contributed to a contraction in planted area. In certain production regions, excessive wet and adverse conditions during planting season led to scaling down of number of hectares for cotton. Therefore, the 2020/21 cotton plantings are considerably lower compared to the previous season, which led to lower cotton crop volumes. The table below is an illustration of the status of cotton in the country.

 

Production

2021/21 estimate

2019/20

estimate

Hectares irrigated

5 836

11 543

Hectares dryland

11 122

16 132

Total ha

16 958

27 675

Yield: seed cotton kg per ha

Yield irrigated

4 542

4 393

Yield dryland

1 577

1 206

Total production of 200kg lint bales

80 235

134 230

b) South Africa is known for producing good quality cotton despite many challenges it is facing. It is true that the increase in volumes of imported cotton threatens the viability and sustainability of the cotton industry in South Africa. Government and stakeholders in the cotton sector established the Sustainable Cotton Cluster (SCC) in June 2014 led by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. The SCC connects the entire cotton value chain under one umbrella: farmers, gins, yarn manufacturers, weavers and knitters, dyers, finishing plants and retailers. In the six years it’s been in operation, cotton production and processing has increased 800% and almost 50,000 jobs have been created or maintained in the cotton sector.

The outbreak of Covid 19 had a negative impact on this good initiative. During the lockdown harvesting and processing continued, but exports were suspended, striking a severe blow to the sector. Since then, export restrictions have been lifted, but global demand for cotton is decreasing and so are global prices. With around 80% of locally produced cotton being exported, this has significant implications for the sector. At the same time, severe financial strain on retailers is adding pressure. One of the main purposes of the SCC is to increase consumption of cotton by local retailers, aiming to increase local procurement from the pre-Covid average of 45% to 63% by 2030. Government is positive that by addressing the challenges, growth could be restored in 2021/22 and beyond.

15 June 2021 - NW1528

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With regard to the local production of beef and importation of beef products in the Republic, (a) what percentage of beef consumed in the Republic is (i) produced locally and (ii) imported and (b) from which countries is the beef imported; (2) what strategies is the Government implementing to boost local production of beef and ensure self-reliance, given that the Republic is a naturally conducive environment for beef production?

Reply:

(1) (a) South Africa fluctuates between being a net exporter or importer of beef. Drought and FMD outbreaks are the major factors that contributes to the direction of beef import or export. The country currently produces 1 081 900 tons and consumes about 1 065, 000 tons of beef per year. It is currently a net exporter of beef, with only 3 000 tons imported in 2019/2020. The country exported 37 000 tons in the same period. South Africa consumes just over 97% of the beef that is produced locally and only about 3% from the imports.

1 (b) From which countries is the beef imported;

In the past 12 months live animals were imported mainly from Botswana & Namibia for feedlots. In that period 383,400 live animals were imported from these countries. Beef cuts that were either frozen or fresh were imported from the following countries:

• Botswana

• Lesotho

• Namibia

• Swaziland

• Australia

• New Zealand

• France

• Germany

• Republic of Ireland

• Spain

• Switzerland

• the United Kingdom

• the USA

• Argentina

• Brazil and

• Uruguay.

2. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is implementing Beef Recording and Improvement Schemes including the transformative Kaonofatso Ya Dikgomo scheme, that tracks performance of the individual beef animals farmed in South Africa under stud and commercial farming. The scheme also focuses on getting a beef farmer to be on a continuous improvement path through training and linkages with good markets. DALRRD also strategically included beef farming support on all funding scheme i.e. CASP; Ilema/Letsema; Blended funding and the Jobs Fund. DALRRD is in the advance stage of implementing the Livestock Identification and Traceability system which will help with health control and market access and thus improved productivity and profitability of the sector.

15 June 2021 - NW1527

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What challenges are faced by small-scale indigenous farmers in the Republic during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) whether her department has provided disaster-specific relief to the specified farmers as was done for other economic sectors during the pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Although agriculture was declared as essential service, smallholder production activities were negatively affected in the sector as they struggled to access their fields during initial lockdown period. There were post-harvest losses because of agro-logistics challenges experienced by farmers. Many smallholder farmers experienced loss of income and were also unable to prepare for the next planting season. There were reduced availability and access to extension services particularly during levels 5 and 4 of lockdown. There were other challenges such as:

  • Closure of input dealerships and temporary hike in input prices in the first two months of lockdown as well as challenges in travelling to purchase inputs due to movement restrictions during lockdown levels 4 and 5. This included the massive congestion at the Durban port as Cape Town was considered the epicenter of the pandemic from around April to end May/early June 2020
  • Lack of transport/slow processing of permits impeded the ability of workers to get to work in the first months of the outbreak of the pandemic and the general misinterpretation of disaster management regulations by law enforcement agencies
  • During levels 5 to 3 of lockdown, almost all types of informal markets where smallholder farmers supply their farm produce were closed, including those that trade in cooked / prepared food. Informal food traders were not allowed to operate during the hard lockdown without permit and distribution plans for the perishable foods already harvested); & even when they were eventually allowed to operate, the customer base was significantly reduced.

(2) Yes. The Department provided disaster-specific relief to farmers. The Minister of Agriculture of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development secured funding of R1.2 Billion to assist smallholder farmers during April and May 2020. The fund was able to assist about 14 400 distressed smallholder farmers due to COVID-19 pandemic. A further R1 billion was allocated to the Department from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI) to assist about 74 626 subsistence farmers who were not considered for the R1.2 Billion COVID-19 Relief. The Department is still implementing the R1 billion PESI intervention through e-vouchers.

15 June 2021 - NW1569

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) Who was appointed by her department as the administrator to ensure that the Richtersveld community sets up a committee to deal with issues of being a legal stakeholder within Alexcor and having legal mining rights, and that the community benefits fairly in terms of the set legal requirements, (b) what are the terms of reference for the specified administrator, (c) for what period will the administrator be appointed and (d) at what cost; 2) (a) what is the name of the trust account that has been set up for the community of Richtersveld, (b) what is the total amount of funding that is currently in the trust account, (c) who are the trustees of the trust account, (d) what is the total amount of funds that the trustees have withdrawn and (e) for what purpose(s) were the funds required?

Reply:

(1)(a) Following the application to the Northern Cape High Court, in terms of case number 961/2019, by the Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), and the order granted by the same court on 28 February 2020; Honey Attorneys were appointed as Judicial Administrator of the Richtersveld Communal Property Association (CPA). Mr Don Madjiet is a representative of Honey Attorneys and responsible for the day-to-day running of the CPA as per the Court Order.

(b) The terms of reference of the Judicial Administrator are as per the Court order of 28 February 2020 of case number 961/2019. The Administrator is required to exercise powers of the executive committee of the Richtersveld CPA and perform all functions assigned to him in terms of the said court order. The Judicial Administrator has developed a comprehensive workplan which has been approved. The details are specified in the court order. Please refer to Annexure A.

(c) The Judicial Administrator is appointed for a period of three (3) years from the date of the court order i.e. 28 February 2020 until 28 February 2023.

(d) The costs are determined as per the rates of the Land Rights Management Facility (LRMF). The rate of compensation depends on the experience of the appointed Administrator and the hours he spends doing activities relating to the work of the CPA. The minimum is R475.00 to a maximum of R750.00 per hour, and the minimum per day is R3 800.00 to a maximum of R6 000.00.

(2)(a) In 1998 the Richtersveld community lodged a claim against the Government for dispossession of land under the Restitution of Land Rights Acts 22 of 1994. Following protracted court proceedings, the Constitutional Court awarded the land and mineral rights to the community of the Richtersveld. The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and the then Department of Land Affairs represented the Government in the settlement negotiations. The Deed of Settlement (DoS) was signed on 22 April 2007. In order to protect the interests of the community, the DoS sought to create a very comprehensive structure of Trusts and Companies to house the interests of the Community. The DoS signed by the parties in 2007 directed that at least two (2) Trusts: Richtersveld Community Trust and Richtersveld Investment Trust) and eight (8) companies must be established to manage and operate the various business dealings of the Richtersveld Community Claim and one (1) Communal Property Association as a land-holding entity. DALRRD is responsible for the CPA as determined through Communal Property Association Act, 28 of 1996. The Department of Justice, as the custodian of the Trusts in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988, is responsible for the administration and management of Trusts.

(b) DALRRD does not have any figures relating to the total amount of funding that is currently in the Trust account. It should be noted that Trusts are independent legal entities. Trustees had to report to the CPA on its operation but such could not be obtained from the previous CPA committee. The administrators function is to facilitate that such reports are consolidated and made available when meetings are convened and reports tabled to the members of the CPA.

(c) The term of office of the trustees has expired and DALRRD will assist the community with the elections of all structures within Richtersveld, as instructed by the Administration court order of 28 February 2020.

(d) DALRRD does not have that information and will only be known once trustees have reported to CPA members and submitted a report to the Administrator.

(e) Unknown at this stage.

15 June 2021 - NW1113

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department, as the majority shareholder in the Solms-Delta farm, has placed the farm in the Stellenbosch municipal area under business rescue; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was it placed under business rescue, (b) who are the business rescue practitioners and (c) what amount has been paid to the business rescue practitioners since the farm was placed under business rescue; (2) whether the business rescue practitioners produced a business rescue plan; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Dr L A Schreiber with a copy of the plan; (3) (a) what is the current financial position of the farm and (b) how has the financial situation changed since the business rescue practitioners were appointed?

Reply:

1. No. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is not a shareholder in the business of Solms Delta.

a) The Department did not put the Solms-Delta farm under business rescue. The shareholders are the ones who resolved to put it under business rescue on 27 July 2017. Ms Timme (first BRP appointed) was subsequently replaced by Tayfin Forensic and Investigative Auditors on 01 November 2018), when the former applied to the high court to place the business under liquidation. In response to Ms Timme’s action, the beneficiaries themselves approached the Department for assistance and intervention. This led to an out of court settlement between, the interested parties, which resulted in the appointment of Tayfin Forensic and Investigative Auditors on 01 November 2018

b) The business rescue practitioners were Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), represented by Ms Alison Mary Timme and Tayfin Forensic and Investigative Auditors, represented by Mr Mahier Tayob. The former resigned following the out of court settlement.

c) The amount of R1 120 293.00 was paid to the business rescue practitioners since the farm was placed under business rescue.

2. Yes. If the Business Rescue Practitioner agrees.

(3)(a) The current position of the farm is that the business is operating, even though not at full capacity partly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

b) The financial situation has not changed much and that is why there is a meeting of stakeholders scheduled for 18 May 2021 to try to resolve the challenges.

10 June 2021 - NW1760

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) What progress has she made in resolving the conflict amongst the Ndabeni Land claimants and (b) on what date is it envisaged that the claimants will be able to use and benefit from their land?

Reply:

a) Independent Trustees were appointed by the Master of the High Court Cape Town in 2018 and letters of authority were issued for these Trustees to finalise the verification of members of the Ndabeni Community Trust in collaboration with the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commission: Western Cape. The Trustees are assisted by a committee of six representatives appointed from the community and regular meetings are held by the parties to resolve all the outstanding issues.

b) We are unable to confirm the date envisaged for the claimants to have full use and benefit of the land as yet because negotiations with the City of Cape Town, the Commission, the Department and representatives of the unlawful occupiers are still on going.

END

03 June 2021 - NW876

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total amount has been allocated to each Agri-park in each financial year since it was established and (b) amount was spent by each specified Agri-park in each specified financial year; (2) Whether she will furnish Mrs A Steyn with a the full list of all Agri-parks, indicating (a) the total number of Agri-Parks, (b) the details of the current status of each Agri-park and (c) which Agri-parks are currently (i) functional and (ii) dysfunctional; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a),(b) Please refer to Annexure A.

(2)(a),(b),(c)(i),(ii) Yes. Please refer to Annexure A.

03 June 2021 - NW1188

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she has a strategy in place to assist small-scale farmers in the 2021-2022 financial year to boost their production; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the (i) nature and (ii) estimated budget of the strategy and (b) how will the strategy contribute in ensuring that small-scale farmers gain access to expert support about finance, markets and technology?

Reply:

Yes. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has the Commercialisation Strategy and the newly reviewed Blended Funding Scheme to support farmers.

(a)(i) These are a combination of grants and loan funding to support production.

(ii) The budget for commercialising small-scale farmers is a joint partnership between the Jobs Fund and the DALRRD wherein each partner contributed R300 million each totalling to R600 million. The Blended Funding Scheme is being implemented in partnership with Fund Managers including the IDC. DALRRD will make an annual contribution of R200 million towards the implementation of the BFS, which will be determined from time to time based on uptake and as per National Treasury approval.

(b) Over and above these interventions, DALRRD continues to provide effective agricultural support services to farmers through the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) and Ilima/Letsema conditional grants. The support provided is intended to promote and facilitate agricultural development to all producers throughout the value chain for domestic use and export purposes. In support of agricultural production for the 2021/22 financial year a total amount of R1.4billion has been allocated for CASP and R597million allocated for Ilima/Letsema. DALRRD supports farmers with Extension Support Services inclusive of new technologies and one of the key extension approach towards market access is the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment Programme (SHEP). Through this approach, farmers are encouraged to change their mindset from “grow and sell” for their products to “grow to sell” which boosts income levels of farmers. The Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and all the nine Members of the Executive Committee (MECs) held a series of joint SHEP webinars from the 12th April starting with Mpumalanga and the last was held with Free State on the 6th of May 2021. DALRRD is also finalizing the draft policy on comprehensive producer development support which will be the overall national policy framework for the agriculture sector in South Africa and shall guide interventions (support) provided to the various categories of producers.

03 June 2021 - NW1466

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she has been informed of the chaotic situation at the Deeds Office in Pietermaritzburg which has seen an increase in the number of the slowdown days of registrations that were at 7 to 10 days but are currently up to 25 days and more; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the total number of outstanding title deeds that are awaiting transfer at this office and (b) measures has she put in place to turn the situation around?

Reply:

Yes.

a) As of the 21 May 2021, the Deeds Registry: Pietermaritzburg has 7727 deeds awaiting transfer. Date of deeds examined: on Junior Examination: 4th and 5th May 2021 and on Senior Examination: 23rd and 24th April 2021.

b) The following measure are in place:

  • Overtime was approved for Examination, Data and Scanning which is currently being done;
  • Measures have been put in place to allow conveyancers to request expediting of all deeds that have been on the system for two weeks or longer where rates certificates will be expiring soon; and
  • There are ongoing discussions with unions to try and address the rotational issues. 25% of examiners work on rotational basis.

03 June 2021 - NW1454

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether the Putfontein land claim in North West was settled; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (2) whether the Putfontein land claimants have a functioning community property association (CPA); if not, why not; if so, who are the current elected leadership of the CPA; (3) whether development grant funding was paid out in the Putfontein claim; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what amount and (b) how was it spent?

Reply:

1. Yes. Section 42D was settled on the 12th of December 1999.

2. Yes. The CPA was regularized on the 30th of November 2019 and the following members of the Executive Committee of the Communal Property Association were elected:

  1. Chairperson- Gobusamang Shole
  2. Deputy Chairperson-Mothusiemang Moromane
  3. Secretary- Sello Tatai
  4. Deputy Secretary – Ntesang Makgeledisa
  5. Treasurer – Salome Motsumi
  6. Additional Members
  • Desmond Manyapelo
  • Asuf Mosenogi
  • Gaopalelwe Tsatsimpe
  • Mathews Mongale
  • Oupakie Legwase
  • Baby Makgeledise

3. Development grants to the value of R5 506 050.00 was approved; an amount of R57,336.00 was spent for the appointment of a Service Provider for capacity building for Putfontein CPA in 2005. The outstanding balance is R5 448 714,00.

END

03 June 2021 - NW1377

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(a) By what date does she envisage to finalise the land restitution claim submitted by the Barolong boo Maiketso Community Property Association in the North West and (b) what are the reasons for the delays in settling the specified land claim?

Reply:

a) A date cannot be determined because this claim is settled in phases with a total extent of the land claimed and accepted being 87175.8062. To date the office has settled 42824.4330 and transferred 40255.1375 to the Restitution beneficiaries registered at Borolong boo Maiketso CPA.

The Commission is still continuing to engage with the various stakeholders towards the finalisation of the claim. It is important to note that the outstanding hectares under claim are owned by multiple landowners and the office is settling outstanding portions based on progressive discussions with the various landowners.

b) Since the land restitution administrative process is dependent on those land owners who are willing to sell their properties for the settlement of the claim, and are not contesting the validity of the claim the process is delayed by those farmers who are contesting validity on the outstanding hectares due for settlement. Some of the parcels will be referred to the Land Claims Court in terms of section 14 of the Restitution Act for determination.

END

03 June 2021 - NW1467

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case; (2) whether her department took any steps to ensure that the specific skills set of the specified Cuban nationals were and/or will not be available in the Republic amongst South African citizens; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps taken and (b) outcomes of the steps taken in this regard?

Reply:

1. No.

(a)(i),(ii)(b),(c),(d) Falls away.

2. No.

(a),(b) Falls away.

21 May 2021 - NW1150

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department is involved in any court cases against the Mthonjaneni Community Trust; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the total number of cases that her department is involved in and (b) are the relevant details of the dispute in each case?

Reply:

Yes.

a) One.

b) Pursuant to a claim by three communities in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 22 of 1994, a consent order was granted by the Land Claims Court that the state acquire 10 properties in the Mthonjaneni area pending the resolution of a dispute regarding the properties between the Mthonjaneni Community and the Toggkry Community. The properties were duly acquired by the department and are managed in terms of the State Land Lease and Disposal Policy. The South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) was appointed as caretaker of the properties, with the view to later appoint it as lessee pending the resolution of the above-mentioned dispute. The caretakership agreement with SAFDA was an interim measure to safeguard the properties and to ensure that farming operations continued on the properties. The Mthonjaneni Community Trust subsequently brought an application against the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development & 2 others (Case No LCC201/2013) seeking the following orders:

  • That the Minister and the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (the Commission) (the second respondent) immediately cease to harvest all crops on the relevant properties;
  • That a joint committee between the Mthonjaneni Community Trust and the department be established to determine various service providers to undertake the harvest of the timber;
  • That the Minister and the Commission ensure that an interest-bearing account is ringfenced for all funds generated by the lease or the farming operations; and
  • In the alternative, that the Minister and the Commission are directed to ensure that all funds that are generated from the farming operations as at date of transfer must be held in an interest-bearing account.

The department successfully defended the application in the Land Claims Court and the judge dismissed the application of the Mthonjaneni Community Trust with each party to pay their own costs. The transfer of the properties from the state to the beneficiaries is currently in progress and a further consent order with time frames are being negotiated with Cox and Partners Attorneys.

21 May 2021 - NW1189

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether she has provided farmers who are leasing state-owned land with assurance that their leases will be renewed; if not, why not; if so, what mechanisms has she put to prevent arbitrary refusal to renew such leases?

Reply:

Yes. According to the provisions of the State land Lease and Disposal Policy as well as the Lease Contract, a lessee is eligible for a renewal of the lease agreement on state-owned land.

21 May 2021 - NW1135

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What measures is her department taking with regard to the outbreak of locust that is affecting crops in the Northern Cape and other parts of the Republic?

Reply:

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) implemented the commando system which includes training and appointing locust contractors to control the locust outbreak. DALRRD provides these contractors with pesticides, protective clothing and spraying pumps for effective control of the locust outbreak before they reach the crop lands. In addition, DALRRD further appoints the aerial locust spraying contractors to assist within areas where the outbreak is out of control and un-accessible.

07 May 2021 - NW613

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) What (a) total number of land restitution settlements involve having the land claimants forming strategic partnerships with established commercial farmers and (b) are the names of the specified projects; (2) whether she has done any assessment on the functionality of the strategic partnerships; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) There are 09 Strategic Partnership that the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) is aware of, however we are unable to provide a comprehensive number as some partnership are facilitated directly by the claimants themselves without the involvement of the Commission.

(b)

CLAIMANTS/ BENEFICIARIES

STRATEGIC PARTNER

  1. Riemvasmaak Claim – BONO

Bono Trust

  1. Steinroof-hom – Establishment of the Schamboua CPA

Steinroof-Hom Partners

  1. Khutso Naketsi Agri

NHP Pretorius

  1. Nietverdiendt Game Farming Project involving four Bahurutshe Communities

Mike Engelzakis

  1. Ebenhaeser Land Claim

VINPRO; STELLAR CELLARS;

LUTZVILLE CELLARS; TYGER BRANDS;

S.A.D (PEPSICO)

  1. Emakhasaneni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) and Manzini Estate

  1. Ntembeni Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Ntembeni Royal House Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

  1. Isizwe sakwaDludla Community Trust

South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA)

(2) There has not been a unit within the department that does assessment of strategic partners. However, in developing a fit-for-purpose structure a unit dealing with post-settlement support will undertake this task.

END

07 May 2021 - NW913

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of state farms have been leased to mining companies that have mining rights on the specified farms and (b) are the (i) names and (ii) locations of the families who reside on the farms?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. Thirty-one (31) “state” farms, which are located in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West are currently leased to mining companies.
  1. The context to the second part of the question is that:
    • The existing mining leases are generally a combination of old order mining rights that were known as Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights, and surface leases that have since April 1994 been concluded in terms of the State Land Disposal Act, 1961, read together with the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act, 1996.
    • The Mineral Leases or Notarial Lease of Mineral Rights were concluded in circumstances where there was no statutory requirement for consultation of people who utilise the land in the event of such land being earmarked for mining. The details of the people who were utilising the land or were entitled to utilise the land were therefore never collected at the time of the conclusion of the leases.
    • On the post April 1994 surface leases, neither the State Land Disposal Act nor the Interim Protection of Informal Rights Act require that the names and locations of the people who reside on the farms that are leased to mining companies should be collected. The Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act requires the decision to make land available for mining or any other form of land development to be taken by the majority of the holders of rights who are present or represented in a meeting that has been convened to take a resolution on that matter. This requirement implies that the list of people who attended a land rights holders resolution meeting must at least be recorded. This is consequently the only list that generally gets recorded at the time the land rights holders resolve to make the land available for mining or any other land development purpose.
    • The leased land also tends to be a common asset of large numbers of people that are spread over many villages. The necessity for recording personal information of all the people who occupy some components of leased land has just never been considered hence such information has never been collected.

07 May 2021 - NW764

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

1) What is the (a) annual income for the department derived from rental of the state land lease programme, (b) total number of lessees in each province and (c) name of the account where the leases are being paid into; (2) whether the (a) land reform account is being administered by the Department of Land Reform and (b) income is being ring-fenced and used for maintenance on the farms; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

  1. (a) R 9 640 943
  1. Please refer to the table below:

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Total

187

249

180

120

139

260

143

268

59

1 605

  1. The Proactive land Acquisition Strategy bank account.
  1. (a) Yes, the Agricultural Land Holding Account is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
  1. No, in terms of clause 16, of the State Land Lease and Disposal policy. maintenance is a lessee responsibility

07 May 2021 - NW39

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What are the reasons that her department has failed to deliver seeds and fertilisers to the smallholder farmers in Matatiele, as per the initial promise of her department?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The community referred to herein is Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative based in the Matatiele Local Municipality. The reasons for non-delivery of seeds and fertiliser to the smallholder farmers are that Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not apply for support in the 2020/21 cropping season. A different project by the name of Qhobosheaneng Maize Project applied and was approved for the 2020/21 cropping season for 15 ha of inputs under food security.

Qhobosheaneng Maize Project entered into an agreement to exchange the inputs with Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative without informing the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (EC DRDAR). It became a challenge to implement this exchange, because the EC DRDAR was already in the phase of distributing inputs to beneficiaries that were approved initially. Ncanywa Grain Crop Cooperative did not form part of the EC DRDAR approved plans for inputs support as they had not applied for the 2020/21 cropping season.

The Department had an agreement with Qobosheaneng and the inputs were given to Qhobosheaneng Maize Project that formed part of the initial departmental plan. Ncanywa Grain Crop Agricultural Cooperative has applied for support in August 2020 which is the application process for the 2021/22 cropping season. The application will undergo all the relevant processes for approval.

04 May 2021 - NW910

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether her department has conducted any studies to assess the displacement of rural persons from their land by traditional leaders who have struck deals with certain companies to use the land that rural persons have been settling on; if not, why not; if so, how widespread is the phenomenon?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

No. Whilst the change of land-use has in some instances resulted in the relocation of communal residents to alternative areas, such occurrences have not been largely attributed to the unilateral actions of traditional leaders and also have not been at such a scale as to warrant a study.

04 May 2021 - NW778

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With reference to the establishment of the Land and Agrarian Reform Agency to which the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, referred in his State of the Nation Address on 11 February 2021, (a) what (i) are the timelines for the establishment of the specified entity and (ii) will be its functions and (b) how will the new entity work together with existing entities, such as the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

(a)(i) The timelines for the establishment of the specified entity is within the next financial year, 2021/2022.

  1. The entity will focus on assisting the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in planning, financing and implementation of the projects such as land acquisition and allocation. The agency will also focus on the agricultural development and partnering with relevant public and private institutions.

 

  1. This will be a co-ordinating agency for land and agricultural development and will therefore work with the department and all entities reporting to the department and all stakeholders playing a role in the sector.

04 May 2021 - NW612

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

By what date does she intend to finalise and settle the land claim lodged by the community of Morokweng village in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, who submitted their claim under the Barolong boo Maiketso Community Property Association?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Barolong Boo Maiketso lodged a land claim on the 11th December 1998, on 7 (seven) farms with a total of 87175.8062 hectares. To date the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights has settled a total of 45984.3105 hectares (which is inclusive of 2569.2962 hectares settled with financial compensation in lieu as of the land which was not restorable) to Barolong Boo Maiketso.
 
The acquisition of additional land towards settlement of this land claim is dependent on some of the landowners who are not disputing validity of the claim for acquisition of those specific farms.

Secondly, there are landowners who are disputing the validity of the land claim.
 
Therefore, the Land claim is being referred to the Land Claims Court for adjudication, and as such the Commission is unable to determine when the entire claim will be settled as this is dependent on the court processes.
 

 

END

28 April 2021 - NW391

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

In light of the fact that Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution. to explicitly allow for land expropriation without compensation met on Friday, 12 February 2021, for the first time this year (details furnished), what are the reasons for the apparent rush to amend the Constitution which is taking precedence over a constitutional imperative that could very well see the amendment challenged in court should the process even appear to have been expedited?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 391

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution, a Committee of Parliament, determined its programme on the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution without involving the Executive, as it is usually the case. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is therefore not privy to the reasons for determining the programme in the manner that it is said it has been done by Parliament.

28 April 2021 - NW403

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) Whether, with reference to the minimum wage increase for farm workers as recommended by the National Minimum Wage Commission and announced by the Minister of Labour, she and/or her department considered that the 16,1% wage increase may amount to major job losses and retrenchments in the agricultural sector due to unaffordable wages in the midst of dire economic circumstances; if not, why not, if so, what is her department’s plan to assist employers in the agricultural sector to mitigate job losses; (2) did she and/or her department (a) consult with all relevant stakeholders, (b) participate in the process of determining the 16,1% increase, (c) make formal recommendations and/or (d) object to the relevant increases; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 403

 

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

  1. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is aware of the possible inadvertent impact that the 16,1% wage increase will have on the agricultural sector given the dire economic predicament the country is experiencing. Correspondingly, the Department is also mindful of the escalating living expenses which is the major driver necessitating annual adjustments in the minimum wage, considering low wage levels of ordinary South African workers, including farmworkers. However, Government cannot turn a blind eye to the dire effect the current economic situation has had on businesses. To this effect, Chapter four of the National Minimum Wage Act has made provision for a state where an employer or an employers’ organisation registered in terms of section 96 of the Labour Relations Act, or any other law, acting on behalf of a member, may, in the prescribed form and manner, apply for an exemption from paying the national minimum wage.
  1. (a) No - The process of consultations was made by the Department of Labour and Employment.
  1. No.
  1. No.
  2. No.

(3) No. However, the Minister will be consulting the relevant and affected structures in the endeavour to devise on intervention(s) to mitigate job losses within the agricultural sector.

28 April 2021 - NW335

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

(1) Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of her department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 335

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2021 SIXTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 FEBRUARY 2020

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

(1)(a) Yes.

(1)(b) It should be noted that remunerated work outside of Public Service (RWOPS) are verified against the Central Supplier Database and PERSAL System. These are also audited by Auditor General as part of its regular audit process. The tables below depict the information on RWOPS from 1 April 2014 to date.

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

63

Management and general support

8

Administration related

71

 

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

1

Financial Related

1

Management and general support

2

 

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

63

Management and general support

8

Administration related

3

Social Science related

74

 

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

3

Management support

2

Financial and related

1

Agricultural and support

6

 

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

60

Management and general support

8

Administration related

3

Social Science related

1

Community Development related

72

 

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

1

Manage and support

1

Agricultural support

2

 

1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

53

Management and general support

3

Administration related

1

Economic advisory

3

Cartographic Surveying and Related Technicians

60

 

1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

4

Administration Related

10

Management support

17

Public Health Related

5

Financial and Related

13

Natural Sciences Related

19

Agricultural and support

2

Economic Advisory Support

1

Info Tech and related

1

Horticulturists Fore Agriculture

1

Comm and Info

2

Artisan Foreman

75

 

1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

37

Management and general support

3

Administration related

1

Economic advisory

3

Cartographic Surveying and Related Technicians

44

 

1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

14

Administration Related

6

Management and support

11

Agriculture and support

1

Economic Advisory

7

ORG 17 DEFF

1

Line function support and Admin

3

Financial and Related

3

Public Health Related

10

Natural Sciences Related

56

 

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 (former DRDLR)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

3

Health Sciences

8

Management and general support

3

Computer systems

6

Administration related

3

Financial related

2

Natural sciences

3

Finance & Economic

1

Deeds

29

 

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 (former DAFF)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

8

Manage and Support

45

Agriculture and Support

1

Horticulturists Fore Agriculture and Support

   

54

 

1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 (DALLRD)

(i) Total

(ii) Work Categories

22

Management and General Support

12

Financial and Related

6

Deeds

14

Agricultural production related

21

Administration related

6

Natural Sciences Related

3

Economic Development related

1

Material - Recording

1

Community Development

1

Social Sciences related

1

Health sciences related

88

 

(2) Applications were processed with either approval or disapproval outcome. In an instance an employee was suspected to be in contravention of the Directive such case would be investigated and when found guilty, appropriate actions would be taken.

(2)(a) The Department applies the DPSA Directive on Other Remunerative Work Outside Public Service as contemplated in Section 30 of the Public Service Act, 1994.

(2)(b) Approval is obtained from the Director-General for salary levels 1 – 12 and Minister for salary levels 13 – 16.

(2)(c) There were 5 (2 former DAFF and 3 former DRDLR) instances of contravention of the legislation. However, these were not reported to the National Treasury as this is not a requirement.

(2)(d) Appropriate and corrective actions were taken against the employees that were found to have contravened the law.

28 April 2021 - NW663

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 663

 

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 6-2021 SIXTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05 MARCH 2021

663. Mr A N Sarupen (DA) to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development:

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract? NW781E

THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD)

(a)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Yes. Please refer to the table below.

(i) Name of Security Service Provider

(ii) Purpose

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration

Long term Security Contracts (2 – 3 Years)

Pristo Trading Response

To safeguard and protect departmental assets, information and staff against any risk exposure to theft and damages on a 24/7 basis. The main and focal purpose and objective is to deny access to unauthorized personnel (including attackers or accidental intruders) from physically accessing a building, departmental facilities and safe keeping of resources

 

R 55 110 734.98

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Prosecure Security

 

R 19 072 012.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bulcof Security

 

R 13 357 567.40

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Siyejabula Security

 

R 37 713 478.12

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (EC)

 

R 22 870 556.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (WC)

 

R 25 286 303.50

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (MP)

 

R 37 488 528.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (FS)

 

R 39 870 757.60

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Bamogale Security (NW)

 

R 20 978 346.00

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Whisper Security

 

R 1 767 903.84

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Lekagang Security

 

R 2 229 050.88

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 3 966 583.80

07/04/2019 – 07/04/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 3 403 618.68

04/04/2019 – 04/04/2022

Octaves Security

 

R 2 914 008.72

04/04/2019 – 04/04/2022

No Name Security

 

R 3 404 073.48

03/04/2019 – 03/04/2022

Tsangoane Security

 

R 1 286 650.56

01/03/2020 – 28/02/2022

Raite Security

 

R 3 164 902.68

07/04/2019 – 07/04/2022

Modise Security

 

R 3 075 625.76

09/04/2019 – 09/04/2022

Short term security contracts (3 x months)

Vhunene Security

 

R 27951.11

15/12/2020 – 15/03/2021

Reliance Security

 

R 399 811.89

15/12/2020 – 15/03/2021

Pristo Trading Response

 

R 275 746.64

10/01/2021 – 10/04/2021

Makjus Security

 

R 254 092.50

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Black Excellence Forensic and Security

 

R 222 250.00

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Black Protectors Security

 

R 267 375.00

15/01/2021 – 15/04/2021

Raite Security

 

R 261 091.95

16/01/2021 – 16/04/2021

Siyefana Security

 

R 209 643.76

24/01/2021 – 24/04/2021

George B Security

 

R 243 501.59

25/01/2021 – 25/04/2021

Rise Security

 

R 198 532.50

28/04/2021 – 28/04/2021

(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Entities reporting to the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

  1. Name of each firm
  1. Purpose
  1. Value
  1. Duration
  1. Nceda Cleaning and Security

The purpose of using out-sourced security guarding services is to maintain the integrity and availability of research material and information, protection of assets, control of access in terms of the control of Access to Public Premises Act 53 of 1985 and all other relevant legislation

  1. Nceda Cleaning and Security: R41 779 641,00

The contract supra are for three years (36 months) commencing in /March 2020 and ending in February 2023

  1. Rise Security Services
 
  1. Rise Security Services: R30 284 011,68
 

(c) Eldna Security Services

 
  1. Eldna Security Services: R17 301 311,23
 

National Agricultural Marketing Council NAMC)

No. The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) is renting office accommodation form the Landlord, namely Columbia Fall Properties 80 (PTY) LTD, who is responsible for the security of the building

Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP)

Yes. Please refer to the information below:

  1. Firm: Ezingeni Security and Cleaning (Pty) Ltd
  2. Purpose: Physical Security
  3. Value: R3506 580,00
  4. Duration: 12 Months (ends July 2021)

Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB)

Yes. Please refer to the information below:

  1. Firm: Fidelity Security (PTY) LTD
  2. Purpose: Provision of security services (guarding) at the ITB offices.
  3. Value: R89 996,80 monthly
  4. Duration: Month to month (the 3-year bid is at the evaluation stage)

Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB)

(i) Name of each firm

(iii) Value

(iv) Duration

(ii) Purpose

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Cape Town)

R 837

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Nelspruit)

R 763

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Paarl)

R 743

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

ADT Security (Pty) Limited (Port Elizabeth)

R 608

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

B & S Alarms

R 195

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Blue Security

R 696

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Ceres Alarms

R 832

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

DRS Musina

R 550

Two-Years (Feb 23)

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hexvallei Security

R 389

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hi-Tech Monitoring CC (Malelani)

R 450

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Hi-Tech Monitoring CC (Robertson)

R 350

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Letaba Alarms

R 579

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

National Security & Fire (Pty) Limited (Cape Town)

R 653

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

National Security & Fire (Pty) Limited (Pretoria)

R 808

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Specialised Agri Protection Services

R 490

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Test Lek Security CC

R 400

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

Valley Security

R 240

Month to Month

Monitoring & Armed Response

 

R 9,583

 

 

20 April 2021 - NW784

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of persons have had their Permission to Occupy rights to land converted to lease agreements by the Ingonyama Trust in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) impact has the specified conversion had on the tenure security of ordinary citizens in the specified province?

Reply:

 

a) None. People that reside on Ingonyama Trust land do not do so purely on the basis of a Permission to Occupy, but rather on the basis of customary tenure. There are instances where some may have had Permission to Occupy documents issued to them in the past, but the conclusion of a lease has never necessitated that the lessee surrenders the Permission to Occupy or forsake their customary tenure rights. It has therefore never been significant for the Ingonyama Trust Board to record the fact that a lessee may have had a Permission to Occupy document since it plays no significant role in the determination whether a resident on Ingonyama Trust land should be granted a lease or not.

b) The conclusion of a lease agreement by a resident on Ingonyama Trust land has no impact on the customary tenure right of such a resident.

20 April 2021 - NW350

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Gauteng, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

 

a) About 20 182 hectares of land in Gauteng are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None

20 April 2021 - NW347

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What (a) total number of hectares of land is held in the name of traditional leaders for use by communities in Mpumalanga, (b) is the name of the responsible traditional leader in each of the areas and (c) government support has been provided in each area since 1 January 2014?

Reply:

a) About 642 670 hectares of land in Mpumalanga are held by Government on behalf of traditional communities, whose boundaries are defined in various proclamations.

b) The names and locations of each of the traditional communities concerned are provided in the attached schedule.

c) None