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12 November 2019 - NW1348

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

With reference to municipalities that have underspent their Expanded Public Works Programme grant allocations for the 2018-19 financial year, (a) which municipalities have (i) repaid the difference in full and (ii) failed to repay the difference either in full or in part and (b) what amounts are still outstanding from each specified municipality?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) (i) (ii) National Treasury was currently finalising the 2018/19 rollover process for municipal grants not spent. The outcome of this process will be communicated to municipalities by the 5th of November 2019 as indicated by National Treasury. All municipalities will be given 14 days to raise any objections where requests were not approved. It is only after the finalisation of this process that municipalities will be requested to surrender to National Treasury any unspent amounts. For those municipalities who will not comply, National Treasury usually offset unspent funds against the equitable share for municipalities that are not responding in terms of payment arrangements.  

b) The table below shows the expenditure of all Municipalities per province for the 2018/19 financial year. As at the end of June 2019, an amount of R35.254 million was not spent. The process to surrender these unspent funds will be informed by the National Treasury process outlined above.

Table 1: EPWP Integrated Grant for Municipalities - 2018/19

Expanded Public Works Programme Integrated Grant for Municipalities - 2018/19

Province

Allocated (R'000)

Transferred to date (R'000)

Transfers as % allocation

Expenditure to date (R'000)

Expenditure as % allocation

Unspent balance (R'000)

Eastern Cape

98 566

98 566

100%

88 786

90%

9 780

Free State

24 453

24 453

100%

24 062

98%

391

Gauteng

106 794

106 794

100%

104 163

98%

2 631

KwaZulu-Natal

204 011

204 011

100%

200 111

98%

3 900

Limpopo

52 587

52 587

100%

50 452

96%

2 135

Mpumalanga

60 311

60 311

100%

55 918

93%

4 393

Northern Cape

28 908

28 908

100%

27 155

94%

1 753

North West

36 536

36 536

100%

33 614

92%

2 922

Western Cape

80 712

80 712

100%

73 363

91%

7 349

Grant Total

692 878

692 878

100%

657 624

95%

35 254

The amounts still outstanding from each under spending municipality is reflected in the table below.

Municipality

Transferred to date

Expenditure to date

Expenditure as % transferred Exc. Rollover

Nelson Mandela Bay

6 711

4 835

72%

Kou-Kamma

1 000

857

86%

Great Kei

1 168

976

84%

Amahlathi

1 449

56

4%

Amathole District Municipality

2 446

1 305

53%

Engcobo

2 160

2 012

93%

Sakhisizwe

1 951

790

40%

Mhlontlo

1 821

1 786

98%

King Sabata Dalindyebo

3 954

3 822

97%

Umzimvubu

2 476

1 137

46%

Alfred Nzo District Municipality

10 844

8 629

80%

Mohokare

1 000

738

74%

Masilonyana

1 000

994

99%

Tokologo

1 000

945

95%

Nala

1 000

969

97%

Metsimaholo

1 000

966

97%

Ekurhuleni

25 054

23 567

94%

City of Johannesburg

34 737

34 110

98%

Merafong City

1 180

1 158

98%

Rand West City

2 135

2 098

98%

West Rand District Municipality

1 105

647

59%

uMdoni

1 219

1 149

94%

uMngeni

1 000

862

86%

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

4 265

2 078

49%

Nquthu

1 014

977

96%

Dannhauser

1 000

825

83%

Amajuba District Municipality

1 620

1 505

93%

AbaQulusi

1 295

880

68%

uMhlathuze

5 189

5 107

98%

King Cetshwayo District Municipality

7 762

7 088

91%

Maruleng

1 169

1 122

96%

LIM 345

1 134

1 020

90%

Vhembe District Municipality

1 215

1 072

88%

Blouberg

1 089

1 027

94%

Capricorn District Municipality

3 642

3 271

90%

Mogalakwena

1 537

879

57%

Modimolle/Mookgophong Local Municipality (LIM 368 )

1 021

774

76%

Makhuduthamaga

1 004

522

52%

Chief Albert Luthuli

1 901

902

47%

Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme

1 259

972

77%

Lekwa

1 000

184

18%

Govan Mbeki

1 937

1 275

66%

Dr JS Moroka

2 955

2 846

96%

Nkomazi

6 708

5 210

78%

Khâi-Ma

1 000

954

95%

Ubuntu

1 000

718

72%

Emthanjeni

1 000

890

89%

Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality

1 000

972

97%

!Kheis

1 000

434

43%

Ga-Segonyana

1 000

738

74%

Gamagara

1 235

781

63%

Madibeng

1 174

975

83%

Kgetlengrivier

1 159

670

58%

Moses Kotane

1 000

591

59%

Tswaing

1 632

1 502

92%

Mamusa

1 098

999

91%

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

1 278

1 109

87%

City of Matlosana

2 037

933

46%

Maquassi Hills

1 017

914

90%

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality

1 151

938

81%

City of Cape Town

24 266

21 855

90%

Cederberg

1 819

1 763

97%

West Coast District Municipality

1 047

879

84%

Stellenbosch

5 722

4 078

71%

Overberg District Municipality

1 125

1 053

94%

George

5 466

3 140

57%

Bitou

2 615

2 443

93%

Prince Albert

1 042

554

53%

 

12 November 2019 - NW1349

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

(a) What number of Public Works and/or Independent Development Trust projects, nationally and provincially, which have already commenced, are currently on hold due to (i) a lack of funding from client departments, (ii) industrial action, (iii) pressure from small, medium and micro enterprises and other local influences and (iv) the failure of contractors to complete the project and (b) what interventions has her department made in each case to resume work on the specified sites? NW2561E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure of the following projects by the Independent Development Trust (IDT).

a) IDT

(i) Lack of Funding

(ii) Industrial Action

(iii) Pressure from Enterprises

(iv) Failure of Contractors

b) interventions

Free State

Tempe School of Health (on hold at panning)

None

None

None

The DDG Construction Management has engaged user-client departments of DoD, DoJ and Home Affairs for funding. A response is still awaited.

 

Refurbishment of Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court

       
 

Free State / Lesotho Border fence

       
 

Refurbishment of Bultfontein Magistrates Court

       
 

Refurbishment of

Groenpunt Correctional Centre

       
 

Refurbishment of Henenman Magistrate Court

       

Mpumalanga

Vosman Magistrate Courts

None

None

None

Client department/s were engaged for funding to enable the resumption of work but the engagements did not yield the desired outcome.

 

Emalahleni Labour Centre

None

None

None

 
 

Sabie Labour Centre

None

None

None

 
 

None

None

None

Barberton Correctional Centre

Contractor and PSP were terminated and now procuring new service providers.

Limpopo

None

None

None

Saselemani LDSD Office accommodation

The contractor was terminated due to poor performance. A process for the appointment of a replacement contractor is underway. The process is at the adjudication level.

 

None

None

None

Marei Primary School

The old contract was terminated. The contractor development panel to be used to procure a replacement contractor.

Concurrence request submitted to the client (DBE) for approval. Procurement will take place upon granting of the approval by the client.

 

None

None

None

Mathume Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Mapalagadi Secondary School

 
 

None

None

None

Tseana High School

 
 

None

None

None

Tshangwane Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Baphadima Secondary School

The old contract was terminated. The project will be advertised for the appointment of the replacement contractor by 01 November 2019.

 

None

None

None

Kgabagare Primary School

 
 

None

None

None

Leboeng Primary School

The old contract was terminated and the replacement contractor was appointed and site handover was completed in August 2019. Construction is underway.

 

None

None

None

Phakeng secondary school

The contractor absconded site and has been terminated. Re-scoping and budget have been submitted to the LDoE for approval to procure replacement contractor.

 

None

None

None

Tjetje Secondary School

The old contract was terminated. LDOE has approved the scope and the budget for the completion works and the project will be re-advertised by 08 November 2019.

 

None

None

None

Tshadama Secondary School

The old contractor was terminated. The project has been re-advertised and evaluated. Awaiting Bid Adjudication.

 

None

None

None

Dumela New Library

IDT Social Facilitation Unit is constantly engaging the Project Steering Committee and the Community. There are regular meetings with the Project Steering Committee to deal with social issues. Currently the issue has been resolved and the construction has resumed.

Eastern Cape

None

None

None

Intlangano SPS

Replacement contractor procured and concurrence for approval submitted to the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

 

Ntsonkotha SSS

None

None

None

Escalated to Eastern Cape (EC) Department of Education.

The EC Department of Education experienced financial challenges in 2016. Payments were late resulting in huge backlogs/accruals which had a negative impact on future projects. This further resulted on over commitments on current and future cash-flows. To curb the situation, the Department resolved to put all projects, especially not yet on-site to be put on hold and those under construction suffered the consequences of the non-availability of funds. The CEO has met with the SG on numerous occasions, but to date the department has not been able to get out of the woods. Efforts to get additional funding from Treasury was not successful.

 

Kanyisa Special School (Cala)

None

None

None

 
 

Tembisa Special School

None

None

None

 
 

Bubesi PS

None

None

None

 
 

Dumile SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Hillbrow SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Hlankomo JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Kwamathambo SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Lingelethu JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Luphindo SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Magadla SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Mdumazulu JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Mgomanzi PS

None

None

None

 
 

Ntukayi SSS

None

None

None

 
 

Prospect PS

None

None

None

 
 

Cabasa JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Esigubidudweni JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Kwazizamele JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Zweli JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Floradale Farm School

None

None

None

 
 

Ntsheleni SPS

None

None

None

 
 

Xezi JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Mampelwazwe JSS

None

None

None

 
 

Maqebevu PS

None

None

None

 
 

Silangwe JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Tsolobeng JPS

None

None

None

 
 

Butterworth HS

None

None

None

 
 

Gabajana JSS

None

None

None

 
 

DCS07 Kitchen Upgrades Programme (33 Prison Facilities)

None

None

None

 

KwaZulu-Natal

None

New Taylor Hall Branch Court

None

None

DPWI took the matter to court. The court has subsequently recommended an alternative site for construction be identified.

DPWI must consult with the first relevant/affected stakeholders on the identification and inspection of the proposed alternative site.

 

DCS Kitchen upgrade programme (40 Projects)

DCS Generator upgrade programme (29 projects

Westville Correctional Capital Works (1 project)

None

None

None

There is ongoing engagement between IDT and DCS to address the funding issue.

Northern Cape

Seoding Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

Projects still on hold. The region has since met with the NC Dept of Health. The department has indicated that they don’t have funds for this current year.

 

Mataleng Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Mecwetsaneng Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Legobate Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Witbooi Clinic - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Warrenton CHC- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Kagiso CHC- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Kempdorp CHC - Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Glenred Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Dr Winston Torres Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Ma Doyle Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Floorianvale Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Kharkams Clinic- Upgrading and Refurbishment

None

None

None

 
 

Connie Voster Hospital- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Bill Pickard CHC- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Prieska Hospital- Upgrading of Mortuaries

None

None

None

 
 

Kenhardt CHC- Construction of Internal Roads

None

None

None

 
 

Jan Kempdorp CHC- Construction of Internal Roads

None

None

None

 
 

Hester Malan CHC

None

None

None

 
 

Bill Pickard CHC

None

None

None

 

Western Cape

None

None

None

None

Not applicable

North West

None

None

None

Trotsville Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and the new one was contracted to complete the Project

 

None

None

none

Retlakgona Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and a new one has been contracted to complete the Project

 

None

None

none

Tlhabologang Primary School

The Service Provider was terminated and a new one has been contracted to complete the project

Gauteng

Minnaar Street Upgrade Buildings Work Pack 2 and 3

none

None

None

The IDT is currently engaged in on-going discussions with the client departments to address the funding issue with a view to resuming the projects.

 

Ekurhuleni Trade Test Centre: Dolomite Risk Management: Upgrading Of Civil Engineering Services

none

none

none

 

28 October 2019 - NW1062

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) Whether there are any Government departments that have outstanding rental payments for accommodation provided by her department; if so, (a) what is the total outstanding amount of rent owed by each department and (b) for what period has the rent been outstanding; (2) What measures has she and/or her department put in place to collect the outstanding debt from the specified departments that are in arrears; (3) What steps will she and/or her department take if the specified departments do not adhere to the specified measures; (4) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. Yes, in the course of its operations, and given its operating model as approved by National Treasury of incurring expenditure and claiming it from client departments, there are government departments that have outstanding rental payments for accommodation provided by the Department. See attached Annexure A herewith which provides details with regard to (a) detailed information on total outstanding per government department and (b) the period the rental has been outstanding.

2. The DPWI has intensified its debt recovery management through the following actions:

  • Meetings with government departments are ongoing to resolve all outstanding balances;
  • Letters of demand are issued to defaulting departments on a monthly basis;
  • Letters were issued by the Minister to the Ministers whose departments have outstanding balances;
  • The Billing Agreement has been developed to address billing in advance, recovery within 30 days and dispute resolution.

3. The following are the steps that the department takes if the specified departments do not adhere to the specified measures:

  • Interest is charged on all outstanding debts;
  • National Treasury intervention is requested.
  • The Department will request National Treasury to withhold allocation of funds for those defaulting departments after all recovery efforts have been exhausted;

4. I want to appeal to all government departments and entities to pay timeously, because it’s causing cash flow problems for DPWI. If we want communities to pay their bills then government must lead by example.

ANNEXURE A:

Private Leases

Name of debtor

Current

30days

60days

90days

<1year

1 to 3 years

3 to 5 years

> 5 Years

TOTAL

National Treasury

5 203 307,35

5 042 053,79

1 768 296,61

1 768 296,61

16 894 133,40

18 251 417,73

39 844 083,59

38 279 043,78

127 050 632,86

Ind Police Investigative Directorat

3 740 051,08

2 805 726,16

2 112 079,17

2 285 152,44

14 987 638,85

19 949 276,58

23 091 492,95

49 910 121,39

118 881 538,62

Defence

46 991 158,92

33 248 522,14

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

80 239 681,06

Statistics SA

7 029 898,00

2 626 947,27

365 112,49

359 252,91

2 155 274,03

0,00

41 934 260,49

24 213 290,98

78 684 036,17

South African Police Services

64 354 663,18

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

64 354 663,18

Transport

6 952 865,51

7 675 243,60

6 605 394,64

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

41 750 203,32

62 983 707,07

Human Settlements

4 109 416,47

1 972 498,24

0,00

0,00

0,00

4 379 303,17

4 217 578,72

37 274 985,38

51 953 781,98

Home Affairs

26 519 446,84

5 008 475,87

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

31 527 922,71

International Relations & Coop

8 305 842,25

6 836 622,41

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

14 034 644,94

29 177 109,60

Environmental Affairs

4 474 820,84

541 132,80

0,00

16 461,45

658 563,52

1 285 916,02

0,00

19 172 898,25

26 149 792,88

Energy

3 599 606,47

3 481 992,57

3 637 362,97

3 330 281,94

4 134 147,51

5 410 049,50

251 483,65

2 017 576,39

25 862 501,00

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

9 359 813,31

250 419,09

0,00

0,00

292 990,65

0,00

0,00

12 396 886,89

22 300 109,94

Sport And Recreation

1 106 825,20

937 678,97

883 940,46

0,00

572 689,18

2 179 371,32

3 104 207,56

11 161 640,62

19 946 353,31

Rural Development and Land Reform

14 283 688,41

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

14 283 688,41

Planning,Monitoring and Evaluation

1 371 108,35

1 269 533,80

1 353 704,78

1 287 070,40

7 161 782,72

0,00

209 835,36

0,00

12 653 035,41

Correctional Services

10 427 656,50

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

10 427 656,50

Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC)

160 246,44

382 471,00

191 056,31

191 056,31

844 669,97

114 263,25

1 000 050,88

5 677 623,04

8 561 437,20

Justice & Constitutional Developmen

8 097 328,28

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

8 097 328,28

SA Social Security Agency - JHB

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

314 111,05

0,00

1 659 758,97

5 878 906,36

7 852 776,38

Science & Technology

0,00

0,00

0,00

53 637,04

1 004 294,78

4 180 531,36

0,00

1 438 934,00

6 677 397,18

Public Service And Administration

677 294,47

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

5 655 521,05

6 332 815,52

Arts and Culture

2 646 261,67

37 317,68

9 585,49

0,00

0,00

3 466 602,98

0,00

0,00

6 159 767,82

National Prosecuting Authority SA

1 184 918,26

106 762,20

0,00

0,00

85 947,62

254 643,83

0,00

3 825 738,37

5 458 010,28

Tourism

3 468 336,98

0,00

14 501,32

0,00

1 115 936,29

0,00

0,00

0,00

4 598 774,59

Office Of The Public Service Commis

1 400 909,87

1 575 587,39

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 512 873,34

0,00

4 489 370,60

Women

1 108 147,21

0,00

0,00

78 380,85

0,00

97 871,92

0,00

2 960 893,05

4 245 293,03

Public Enterprises

1 010 589,13

57 295,08

0,00

0,00

2 046 956,50

0,00

75 849,02

113 100,56

3 303 790,29

Cooperative Governance

3 078 564,97

171 661,28

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

3 250 226,25

Telecommunications and Postal Services

2 214 421,85

233 518,30

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

2 447 940,15

Office of the Public Protector

1 750 167,46

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

5 335,51

0,00

0,00

1 755 502,97

Film and Publication Board

1 719 969,52

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

180,66

0,00

0,00

1 720 150,18

Higher Education and Training

1 578 539,70

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 578 539,70

Public Works

1 529 035,66

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 529 035,66

Parliament

41 642,19

30 023,11

30 023,11

28 392,44

85 584,48

39 776,19

38 960,07

1 183 896,24

1 478 297,83

GCIS

513 071,87

0,00

22 995,26

0,00

33 214,01

22 565,27

0,00

670 456,54

1 262 302,95

Mineral Resources

1 227 773,17

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 227 773,17

Sa Social Security Agency

1 202 331,48

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 202 331,48

Military Veterans

935 583,12

7 441,90

21 735,86

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

148 727,70

1 113 488,58

NPA

1 105 740,11

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 105 740,11

Small Business Development Entity

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 066 669,72

1 066 669,72

Sa Social Security Agency - KIM

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

53 032,50

0,00

0,00

936 404,72

989 437,22

National School of Government

740 084,42

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

740 084,42

Sa Social Security Agency - DBN

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

25 511,05

0,00

0,00

612 265,51

637 776,56

Sa Social Security Agency - PLK

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

12 248,45

0,00

71 777,90

222 184,63

306 210,98

Government Pension Admin Agency

108 488,77

0,00

0,00

0,00

126 303,88

1 283,50

0,00

0,00

236 076,15

Arts and Culture (National Library2)

69 882,48

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

69 882,48

Companies & Intellectual Property

68 842,08

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

280,03

0,00

69 122,11

Sa Social Security Agency - NSP

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

21 161,99

29 119,97

50 281,96

Arts & Culture ( Historium)

30 682,58

3 335,31

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

34 017,89

Centre fo Public Service Innovation

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

20 024,27

0,00

0,00

20 024,27

Health

18 066,96

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

513,00

0,00

18 579,96

Arts and Culture (Iziko Museum)

11 001,32

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

11 001,32

Arts and Culture (Robben Island Museum)

8 266,77

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

8 266,77

Arts & Culture ( Robben Island)

1 359,54

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1 359,54

Totals

255 537 717,01

74 302 271,96

17 015 801,47

9 397 996,39

52 605 048,95

59 658 413,06

117 034 167,52

280 631 733,40

866 183 092,26

State-Owned Accommodation

State-Owned Accommodation

Ageing

Name of debtor

Current

30days

60days

90days

<1year

1 to 3 years

3 to 5 years

> 5 Years

Total

Correctional Services

8 202 218,34

13 624 543,72

 

155 889 000,00

155 889 000,00

205 708 723,40

 

 

539 313 485,46

Health

350 041,84

708 726,68

 

 

 

21 446 544,80

 

 

22 505 313,32

Health Civitas

227 370,38

654 826,68

 

 

 

 

 

 

882 197,06

International Relations & Coop

122 479,02

247 982,20

 

 

 

306 953,59

 

7 258 015,80

7 935 430,61

Justice & Constitutional Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

596,84

596,84

Public Service And Administration

174 278,41

 

 

20 913 409,44

 

4 219 927,04

 

 

25 307 614,89

Rural Development and Land Reform

 

 

 

 

 

27,87

 

659,00

686,87

Statistics SA

 

615,00

 

 

 

18 761,25

 

 

19 376,25

Trade And Industry

1 733,40

3 509,60

 

 

 

79 084,20

27 980,00

 

112 307,20

Totals

9 078 121,39

15 240 203,88

0,00

176 802 409,44

155 889 000,00

231 780 022,15

27 980,00

7 259 271,64

596 077 008,50

28 October 2019 - NW1063

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) What (a) is the total number of buildings owned by the State, (b) number of the specified buildings are unoccupied and (c) are the reasons for non occupation; (2) What were the total amounts paid for property rates of (a) occupied and (b) unoccupied buildings in the (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20 financial years; (3) What is the (a) total number of State buildings that have a maintenance backlog and (b) estimated cost of the maintenance backlog; (4) How long will it take to eradicate the backlog on maintenance; (5) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. (a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has 81 575 buildings under its custodianship.

(b) 703 of the specified buildings are unoccupied.

(c) In anticipation of future and urgent user requirements, the state cannot allow all its property to be occupied. In addition, state-owned properties under the custodianship of the Department may be earmarked for allocation to other departments or spheres of government for restitution and land reform, human settlements. In cases where there is no immediate need for the properties the department avails identified properties to the public for letting.

2. (a) and (b)

The total amount paid for property rates on occupied and unoccupied buildings –1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019.

Year

Occupied

Unoccupied

2018 - 19

R1 089 178 346

R36 597 824

The total amount paid for property rates on occupied and unoccupied buildings from 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019

Year

Occupied

Unoccupied

2019 - 20

R157 171 773

R139 783

3)

a) The entire population of 81 575 buildings under the custodianship of DPWI have maintenance backlog to varying degrees.

b) The maintenance backlog is estimated at R74 billion and the actual cost could be confirmed once a full conditions assessment of each building is conducted.

4) Due to budget constraints and limited budget allocated for maintenance of national government buildings, various funding partnerships and focused plans would be required to eradicate the backlog on maintenance.

5) DPWI is considering public-private partnerships to assist the department with repair and maintenance.

28 October 2019 - NW1089

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) What number of parcels of vacant land is registered in the name of the State in the City of Cape Town, (b) under which department is it registered, (c) how many hectares is each piece of land and (d) what is/are the timeframe (s) to release this land?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (NDPWI) has 161 vacant land parcels located within the City of Cape Town.

b) The registration of the vacant land parcels is as follows :

  • National Government of Republic of South Africa ( 12 )
  • Republic of South Africa ( 149 )

c) Please refer to Annexure A for the number of hectares per land parcel.

d) There are 26 properties in the list identified to be required for Restitution Programme. From the 26 properties, 9 properties were already released and 17 properties still outstanding.

There is public land in the custodianship of all three spheres of Government. Land will be released guided by the Land Reform Programme subject to all administrative processes.

ANNEXURE A: Size of each vacant property (in hectares) in the City of Cape Town under the custodianship of DPWI

ERF/ FARM NUMBER

SIZE IN HECTARES

TYPE

958

0,04960

ERF

29375

8,80510

ERF

954

0,00500

ERF

971

280,29870

FARM

1604

0,008

ERF

1795

0,5396

ERF

217

0,00300

ERF

4037

1,03060

ERF

21030

0,39560

ERF

5224

0,04960

ERF

5223

0,04960

ERF

5222

0,04960

ERF

5215

0,04960

ERF

5214

0,04960

ERF

5213

0,04960

ERF

5212

0,04960

ERF

5211

0,04960

ERF

963

69,91440

FARM

23340

0,02760

ERF

23339

0,09180

ERF

23335

0,42830

ERF

4

0,07140

ERF

3

0,07140

ERF

14

0,03070

ERF

13

0,07140

ERF

12

0,07140

ERF

11

0,07140

ERF

2

0,05780

ERF

804

0,01800

ERF

96

0,12720

ERF

859

3,42970

FARM

1371

0,0507

ERF

1370

0,0388

ERF

1369

0,0388

ERF

860

26,57031

FARM

4311

0,00020

ERF

3888

0,10040

ERF

3501

0,10050

ERF

461

0,32710

ERF

5643

0,01870

ERF

5641

0,01050

ERF

5640

0,00050

ERF

110474

0,14110

ERF

973

4,36832

FARM

82366

0,27810

ERF

110472

0,12500

ERF

790

85,43510

FARM

4843

1,07390

ERF

502

0,53430

ERF

5007

0,01110

ERF

113227

4,76790

ERF

375

0,06010

ERF

373

0,12080

ERF

699

1,00750

ERF

1545

1,23450

ERF

7555

0,00790

ERF

87

0,13820

ERF

45091

0,64820

ERF

23136

2,90530

ERF

8044

0,41030

ERF

4935

0,04680

ERF

2326

4,10280

ERF

2323

0,41040

ERF

2322

0,09370

ERF

2321

0,09360

ERF

479

1,62040

FARM

1163

15,29190

FARM

4081

0,06120

ERF

4035

0,00430

ERF

4034

0,02480

ERF

11964

0,90060

ERF

5040

0,08080

ERF

4228

0,00490

ERF

110478

0,09790

ERF

2286

0,07930

ERF

1797

1,82500

ERF

4097

0,88840

ERF

141

1,29190

ERF

153

0,00070

ERF

74871

0,04960

ERF

1002

0,06740

ERF

1110

3,40330

ERF

74872

0,74350

ERF

218

0,00790

ERF

29

0,06140

ERF

560

1,20760

ERF

5226

0,04960

ERF

5225

0,04960

ERF

4459

5,46650

ERF

2120

2,18460

ERF

116976

0,29270

ERF

676

0,42360

ERF

374

0,01780

ERF

955

0,01490

ERF

216

0,04720

ERF

15

0,01870

ERF

967

7,09430

FARM

21656

0,04760

ERF

21659

0,04960

ERF

6986

0,04950

ERF

21658

0,04960

ERF

21654

0,04960

ERF

21653

0,04960

ERF

21652

0,04960

ERF

21651

0,04960

ERF

21650

0,04960

ERF

21649

0,05580

ERF

956

0,02480

ERF

15045

0,17550

ERF

10

0,07140

ERF

957

0,03470

ERF

21657

0,04960

ERF

21655

0,04760

ERF

21648

0,04960

ERF

21647

0,05550

ERF

2389

0,04310

ERF

5642

0,01850

ERF

5645

0,02300

ERF

5644

0,00690

ERF

5

2,49640

ERF

5736

0,04360

ERF

268

87,3991

ERF

972

85,36771

FARM

2711

0,49500

ERF

49590

0,04770

ERF

902

145,04514

FARM

23144

1,75160

ERF

28804

1,66810

ERF

345

0,81080

ERF

110487

0,09910

ERF

2804

0,97890

ERF

2731

0,98980

ERF

110476

0,11480

ERF

1274

0,09330

ERF

1275

0,08670

ERF

1276

0,08670

ERF

1277

0,08050

ERF

1278

0,08050

ERF

609

4,00085

FARM

2824

0,32190

ERF

49664

0,19830

ERF

684

0,91960

ERF

7757

2,00310

ERF

110485

0,37810

ERF

84603

17,99190

ERF

3063

5,48170

ERF

1130

2,52888

FARM

142

8,91130

ERF

242

3,85440

ERF

9418 PORTION

2,28380

ERF

6788 PORTION

3,40650

ERF

3779 PORTION

39,99770

ERF

595 PORTION

8,53965

FARM

908 PORTION

210,89500

FARM

558 PORTION

0,44965

ERF

1076 PORTION

0,57380

ERF

87012 PORTION

0,07190

ERF

1802 PORTION

0,87260

ERF

1801 PORTION

0,00032

ERF

545 PORTION

11,35960

ERF

544 PORTION

0,88500

ERF

28 October 2019 - NW1176

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) With regard to the Inauguration of the President of the Republic, the department incurred costs related to the Inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure did not spend any funds from its baseline budget.

(i) and (ii) fall away.

b) With regard to the State of the Nation Address on 20 June 2019, DPWI reduced the cost of to less than a third of what was spent on SONA in February 2019. The expenditure on marquees, tents and media scaffolding were reduced from R1.17million to R330 000.

In total, the operational costs were reduced by R2 544 670.14 and the Standard Accessories costs were reduced by R152 090.00

(i), (ii) See table below for a detailed breakdown of expenditure in the table below.

OPERATIONAL COSTS:

SERVICE

FEB 2018

FEB 2019

JUNE 2019

MAINTENANCE RECESS WORK: EXTERNAL HIGH-PRESSURE CLEANING / TOUCH UP PAINTING SERVICES

R 921 405.00

R 819 078.30

R 0.00

MAINTENANCE RECESS WORK: PROVISION OF INTERNAL DEEP CLEANING SERVICES: CLEANING UPHOLSTERY; LEATHER SOFAS; CURTAINS; CHANDELIERS;

R 727 196.00

R 398 001.40

R0.00

MARQUEES, TENTS, MEDIA SCAFFOLDING, ETC

R 1 192 573.00

R 1 171 850.00

R 330 000.00

SPEED CROWD CONTROL FENCE

R 343 330.00

R 352 363.12

R 356 622.68

PAINTING OF SLAVE LODGE - IZIKO MUSEUM

R 510 000.00

R 490 000.00

R 0.00

PARLIAMENT SECURITY ENHANCEMENT: INSTALLATION OF 98 CAMERAS AND 4 PEDESTRIAN TURNSTILES; UPGRADE OF IP CCTV SYSTEM: REUIRED TO BE IN PLACE PRIOR SONA FEB 2018 – UNDERTAKEN IN DECEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018

R 10 500.00

R 0.00

R 0.00

SUB-TOTALS

R 13 392 174.00

R 3 231 292.82

R 686 622.68

STANDARD ACCESSORIES:

SERVICE

FEB 2018

FEB 2019

JUNE 2019

Provision of Greenery and Flowers

R 367 940.00

R 307 065.00

R 280 000.00

Standby Engineers and Technicians for Generators; Lifts; HVAC; Access Security equipments

R 249 400.00

R 315 200.00

R 190 175.50

SUB - TOTALS

R 617 340.00

R 622 265.00

R 470 175.00

TOTAL

R 14 009 514.00

R 3 853 557.82

1 156 797.68

 

28 October 2019 - NW1085

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

With regard to each office leased by her department on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, (a) what is the (i) street address or erf number or farm number, (ii) lease expiry date, (iii) size of the space rented in square metres and (iv) monthly rental and (b) on what date did or does each lease for offices leased on a month-to-month basis expire?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) Refer to Annexure A: List of properties leased on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

(b) All leases on a month-to-month basis are valid for a period of 30 days from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. In this regard, all leases currently on a month-to-month basis expire on the 31st of October 2019.

ANNEXURE A:

ANNEXURE A

 

STREET ADDRESS (I)

 

LEASE END (II)

EXTENT M2 (III)

RENTAL (IV)

1

JANE FURSE VILLAGE

VERGELEGEN

31/05/2024

740

R 84 548,00

2

166 PRESIDENT STREET

DENDRON

31/01/2021

155,01

R 15 956,46

3

TSHITUNI NO 1057

TSHITUNI

31/03/2024

1100

R 123 912,50

4

STAND 23513

ELIM

31/07/2020

157,45

R 20 104,77

5

HOOFSTR STAND 234

ELLISRAS

31/03/2022

497,05

R 44 671,13

6

GROBLERSDAL

GROBLERSDAL

29/02/2024

965

R 10 879,44

7

GOVERMENT COMPLEX

LEBOWAKGOMO

31/05/2024

320

R 8 092,00

8

MAINN ROAD

MAKWARELA LOCATION

31/05/2022

1740

R 21 596,40

9

KIRKMAN STREET

MODIMOLLE

31/05/2024

680,67

R 64 287,21

10

HOUSE NO 8

MOKGOPONG

31/03/2024

155,01

R 16 724,30

11

50 RABE STREET

MOKOPANE

31/03/2022

899,43

R 99 470,23

12

NO 13 NO 8 HAROLD GRENFELL

MUSINA

31/03/2024

1574,93

R 171 729,50

13

NO 9 CELLIERS STREET

MUSINA

31/03/2024

572,5

R 88 809,15

14

NEBO

NEBO

31/03/2024

680,67

R 70 657,22

15

C-O GROBLER & HANS V RENSBURG

PIETERSBURG

31/03/2022

1499

R 184 543,12

16

89 BICCARD STREET

POLOKWANE

31/01/2020

706

R 116 912,91

17

51 TUBATSE TOWNSHIP

PRAKTISEER

31/05/2021

108

R 12 108,99

18

AGATHASTR 74

TZANEEN

31/08/2019

1045

R 130 289,13

19

27 TOM STR PRIMINDIA

BRITS

31/03/2020

966

R 109 848,87

20

MAIN STREET

GANYESA

30/06/2024

808,26

R 61 847,44

21

ERF 1175

ZONE 1

31/08/2024

669,63

R 45 468,69

22

50 A O.R TAMBO STREET

KLERKSDORP

31/03/2024

1975

R 230 182,56

23

ERF 2204 WOLMARANSSTAD

WOLMARANSSTAD

31/12/2019

1160

R 78 058,80

24

48 CHURCH STREET

ZEERUST

31/07/2020

753,93

R 84 881,44

25

LOT 741 MONTSHIWA

MMABATHO

29/02/2020

2247

R 410 059,59

26

CO. CARRINGTON AND SHIPPARD ST

MIDTOWM

29/02/2020

550

R 70 562,98

27

CENTRAL HOUSE

MABOPANE

31/07/2020

632,74

R 75 458,27

28

NO.123 MALAN STR

RUSTENBURG

30/11/2019

1990

R 288 084,51

29

1 VISSER STREET

MAIN

29/02/2020

155

R 25 909,70

30

OLD GOVENOR'S BUILDING

THEMBA

30/11/2018

661,49

R 0

31

26 HENDRICK POTGIETER STREET

VENTERSDORP

30/04/2020

130,81

R 1 610,51

32

52 MARKET STREET

VRYBURG

29/02/2020

808,75

R 85 906,42

33

THUSONG CENTRE

01 NOTTINGHAM ST

31/12/2025

144,7

R 7 243,34

34

BEAUFORT WEST MPCC

3 DE VRIES STREET

31/05/2024

161,84

R 13 120,79

35

OLD ABSA BUILDING

VOORTREKKER ROAD 177

31/12/2020

1807,65

R 169 809,39

36

CAPE AGULHAS THUSONG CENTRE

1 DIRKIE UYS STREET

30/09/2027

125

R 6 250,00

37

11 HAW STREET

11 HAW STREET

29/02/2024

471,5

R 37 720,00

38

BARRACK ST 56

BARRACK ST 56

28/02/2021

4165

R 793 904,53

39

BON 1

PORT OF CAPE TOWN

30/06/2025

2346,5

R 314 076,91

40

OFFICES ON AIRPORT

HOME AFFAIRS

31/08/2021

40,62

R 5 566,15

41

BELLA VISTA THUSONG CENTRE

PANORAMA WAY

31/07/2024

72

R 4 534,96

42

VICKY ZIMM THUSONG CENTRE

BOHEMIA ST

31/07/2024

48

R 643,07

43

YORK STREET

TELKOM BUILDING

31/12/2027

1331

R 106 480,00

44

OU KAAPSE WEG

OU KAAPSE WEG

31/05/2028

70

R 3 517,85

45

THUSONG CENTRE

CORNER OF MAIN AND THIRD AVENUE

31/08/2020

44,93

R 4 287,17

46

WESTPORT PARK (HOME AFFAIRS)

ALPHA ST

30/06/2019

388

R 38 065,01

47

THUSONG CENTRE

ADRIAAN ST 108

31/12/2019

140

R 9 256,76

48

MUNICIPAL BUILDING (HOME AFFAI

CO MILLER & NEW EISLEBEN ROAD

30/09/2020

778

R 18 000,00

49

DASSIE WAY

DASSIE WAY

31/05/2024

261

R 8 527,92

50

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

CO BERGRIVIER BLVRD AND CASTLE

30/11/2021

778,3

R 73 938,50

51

SIMUNYE CENTRE

SIMUNYE CENTRE

31/08/2028

168

R 6 530,16

52

PRINCE ALBERT THUSONG CENTRE

CHURCH STREET

30/06/2024

122

R 10 496,27

53

THUSONG CENTRE

28 MAIN ROAD

31/10/2019

84

R 5 590,20

54

HOME AFFAIRS BUILDING6

MAIN PORT ENTRANCE ROAD

31/01/2023

111

R 6 049,50

55

STANDARD BANK BUILDING

117 MAIN ROAD

28/02/2023

698,6

R 62 874,00

56

1 VOLLENHOVEN STREET

1 VOLLENHOVEN STREET

30/06/2024

47,85

R 4 856,85

57

THUSONG CENTRE

BULT WAY

31/05/2024

136,4

R 4 081,37

58

HOME AFFAIRS OFFICES

73 ADDERLEY STREET

31/03/2023

846,1

R 70 657,81

59

MAYNARD MALL

MAIN RD

29/02/2024

936

R 102 960,00

60

EX FNB BUILDING

BELFAST

30/04/2024

572

R 41517.69

61

DORMOR BUILDING

BETHAL

30/06/2024

582.5

R 53407.87

62

ZOR –HASH BUILDING

CAROLINA

31/01/2020

263

R 12659.06

63

R 40

CASTEEL THUSONG CENTRE

 

19

R 0

64

MAIN ROAD

EERSTEHOEK

31/12/2025

782.5

R 48697.40

65

MERINO BUILDING

ERMELO

30/11/2021

998

R 81536.00

66

SIMUNYE SHOPPING CENTRE

HAZYVIEW

31/07/2021

808

R 75575.75

67

27 RISSIK STREET

KOMATIPOORT

31/12/2019

680.67

R 76924.47

68

ERF 975

MALELANE

31/08/2024

572

R 60068.00

69

37 SADC

MIDDELBURG

31/05/2021

808

R 69246.41

70

CNR HENSHALL

NELSPRUIT

30/09/2020

1560

R 190363.70

71

MSOGWABA

PIENAAR

31/12/2019

111

R 6148.82

72

29 BESTER STREET

NELSPRUIT

31/05/2024

960.65

R 97331.06

73

FATIMA CENTRE

PIET RETIEF

30/08/2024

660

R 44 100,00

74

CNR MAIN STREET

SABIE

30/11/2019

142

R 20178.64

75

NO 4 WATERSON STREET

SECUNDA

31/05/2022

572.5

R 59695.82

76

14 VRY STREET

STANDERTON

31/08/2020

52.45

R 48228.32

77

10 THEO KLEIN HANS STREET

WHITE RIVER

30/09/2024

875

R 55670.73

78

MANGWENI ROAD

TONGA

31/07/2024

963

R 83035.75

79

MAVILJAN FARM

MAPULANENG

31/08/2024

680

NEW LEASE

80

WATER STREET, COMMERCIAL HOTEL, CALVINIA

 

28TH FEBRUARY 2019

530

R69 740.84

81

ALHEIT STREET, ME SNYMAN BUILDING, CARNAVON

 

31ST MARCH 2022

87,49

R4 001.91

82

47 VOORTREKKER STR BOLAND BANK BUILDING, DE AAR

 

31ST MARCH 2022

727

R43 154.72

83

SOUTHEY STREET, DOUGLAS

 

31ST MARCH 2022

155,01

R13 950.90

84

46 VISSER STREET, GROBLERSHOOP

 

31ST MARCH 2019

116

R10 034.00

85

CWALE STREET, VAALSPAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, JAN KEMPDORP

 

31ST MARCH 2024

145

R1.00

86

7-9 NEW MAIN STREET BUILDING, KIMBERLEY

 

30TH JUNE 2021

1 408,00

R142 747.58

87

69 DU TOITSPAN ROAD ABSA CBD BUILDING, KIMBERLEY

 

31ST MARCH 2024

825.56

R97 614.73

88

3481 BREE STREET HAUMAN FAMILY TRUST BUILDING, KURUMAN

 

31ST MARCH 2022

875

R106 163.14

89

12 RANDJIE STREET, POSTMASBURG

 

01ST MARCH 2023

620,45

R63 372.59

90

POLINYANE STREET, PRIESKA

 

31ST MARCH 2024

125

R100.00

91

CNR VAN RIEBEECK AND HOF STREET, SPRINGBOK

 

Thursday, 31 March 2022

572,5

R63 761.25

92

MARK STREET, OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING

 

28TH FEBRUARY 2019

1 821,00

R220 939.16

93

MAIN ROAD

DUDUDU

28/02/2028

129,55

R 7 922,68

94

34 WILSON STREET

DUNDEE

31/12/2019

685

R 66 254,49

95

66 COMMERCIAL ROAD

DURBAN

31/12/2019

1000

R 131 445,80

96

350 UMGENI ROAD

DURBAN

31/01/2020

3185

R 346 881,16

97

137 MOORE ROAD

DURBAN

31/12/2019

1213

R 124 039,18

98

16 BIYELA STREET

EMPANGENI

31/12/2019

730,83

R 72 032,20

99

88 OSBORN ROAD

ESHOWE

31/03/2020

392

R 31 457,04

100

NTABAMHLOPHE MPCC

ESTCOURT

30/04/2028

50,63

R 3 411,44

101

124 ALEXANDRA STREET

ESTCOURT

30/04/2024

648

R 61 560,00

102

129 VOORTREKKER STREET

GREYTOWN

30/04/2024

158,28

R 14 200,88

103

LIVINGSTON STREET

HARDING

31/03/2088

80

R -

104

ZEBRA ROAD

HLUHLUWE

31/03/2088

73,79

R -

105

IMPENDLE THUSONG CENTRE

IMPENDLE

31/01/2019

172

R 21 255,13

106

PROSPECTON PLACE

ISIPINGO RAIL

31/03/2088

540

R -

107

MARGARET STREET

IXOPO

31/03/2022

223,18

R 22 318,00

108

NINA STREET

CENTRAL

31/10/2028

71,65

R 7 674,98

109

CIRCLE STREET

JOZINI

31/03/2019

156

R 17 039,68

110

33 HOPE STREET

KOKSTAD

31/01/2019

300

R 18 539,38

111

12 MAIN STREET

KOKSTAD

30/06/2023

553,75

R 48 574,95

112

AIRPORT

LA MERCY

30/04/2020

377,9

R 21 405,31

113

33 KEATE STREET

LADYSMITH

30/04/2024

650

R 52 000,00

114

2 KINGFISHER ROAD

SUNDUMBILI TOWNSHIP

30/04/2028

39,2

R 1 577,73

115

MBAZWANE MPCC

MKUZE

30/04/2028

42

R 2 674,36

116

JAN SMUTS AVENUE

MTUBATUBA

30/06/2021

1044,79

R 188 482,10

117

R 614

NDWEDWE

30/04/2028

76,5

R 5 091,05

118

LOT 322

NDWEDWE

30/11/2022

795

R 88 066,13

119

MAIN ROAD

NEW HANOVER

31/01/2019

248,2

R 21 519,87

120

67 SCOTT STREET

NEWCASTLE

30/04/2028

1540

R 175 708,12

121

ERF 230-232

PARK RYNIE

31/03/2020

556,71

R 74 940,46

122

21 JOUBERT STREET

PAULPIETESBURG

31/08/2023

680,67

R 60 906,35

123

181 CHURCH STREET

PIETERMARITZBURG

31/03/2020

2587,24

R 311 429,88

124

36 OLD MAIN ROAD

PINETOWN

31/03/2020

795

R 108 875,93

125

NEW REPUBLIC OF PONGOLA STREET

PONGOLA

31/12/2019

143,59

R 16 990,73

126

2 ROBINSON STREET

PORT SHEPSTONE

31/12/2019

795

R 90 076,63

127

ERF 11666

RICHARDS BAY

31/12/2019

1356,16

R 215 404,78

128

MBUTHUMENI

INHLAZUKA

30/04/2028

74

R 6 107,26

129

70 HULETT STREET

STANGER

31/03/2020

460

R 44 942,80

130

3 MAHARAJ STREET

TONGAAT

31/03/2088

696

R -

131

MAIN CAMPUS

ULUNDI

30/04/2095

800

R -

132

MAIN ROAD

UMSINGA

30/04/2028

128,75

R 9 283,18

133

CNR BIRD & MAIN ROAD

UMZIMKHULU

31/12/2019

567

R 104 139,26

134

208 CHURCH STREET

VRYHEID

31/12/2019

992,98

R 126 140,61

135

CNR PENZANCE & VOORTREKKER

ALBERTON

30/04/2022

594,28

R 77 777,01

136

RATES HALL ERF 14438

TOKOZA

31/03/2028

53

R 7 442,91

137

45 BEDFORD AVENUE

BENONI

31/03/2022

1027

R 104 524,99

138

50 MARKET STREET

BOKSBURG

30/04/2020

1395

R 203 905,80

139

VAN RIEBEECK STREET

EDENVALE

31/05/2020

1237,36

R 250 914,58

140

87 PRESIDENT STREET

GERMISTON

31/03/2024

1767

R 190 756,30

141

11902 ARMATAGE ROAD

ORLANDO WEST

30/04/2020

1761

R 216 688,46

142

STAND 291 FOURTH STREET

WYNBERG

30/04/2022

891,25

R 83 988,34

143

CNR DE KORTE & DE BEER STREET

BRAAMFONTEIN

28/02/2018

1050

R 266 404,05

144

87 RISSIK STREET

JOHANNESBURG

30/04/2020

44 PARKING BAYS

R 36 009,02

145

CORNER OLD POTCH RD & NICHOLAS

DIEPKLOOF EXT 4

30/04/2024

302

R 25 670,00

146

O R TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR

KEMPTON PARK

31/03/2020

1132,74

R 289 392,19

147

CORNER WOLFF & VOORTREKKER

KEMPTON PARK

30/04/2020

1638,19

R 287 109,76

148

AIRPORT

LANSERIA

31/03/2020

124,23

R 4 021,36

149

72 VAN ZYL SMIT STREET

OBERHOLZER TOWN

31/05/2022

550

R 44 770,00

150

MAIN REEF ROAD

RANDFONTEIN

31/03/2022

1900

R 178 647,50

151

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL EXT1

ROODEPOORT

30/04/2022

1100

R 103 916,25

152

22 FW BEYER STREET

VANDERBIJLPARK

31/03/2022

1254

R 145 647,48

153

25 MERRIMAN AVENUE

VEREENIGING

30/04/2020

3672,88

R 207 279,34

154

PORTION 62 FARM WILDEBEESFONTE

EVATON

31/01/2020

753,8

R 58 019,16

155

PRESIDENT BOSHOFFSTR 6

BETHLEHEM

30/04/2017

970,1

R 85 343,13

156

40 VICTORIA ROAD IN BLOEMFONTEIN

BLOEMFONTEIN

30/04/2018

843

R 89 734,80

157

STAND NO 58525 MOSHOESHOE ROAD

BLOEMFONTEIN

31/10/2018

2092,73

R 458 814,80

158

358 VAN RIEBEECK STREET

BOTHAVILLE

30/09/2025

155

R 11 589,36

159

LOT 158

BOTSHABELO

31/01/2029

865

R 81 305,00

160

NO,16 DAVIN STREET

BULTFONTEIN

31/03/2024

468,11

R 34 526,24

161

PORTION 2 OF ERF 152

HARRISMITH

31/03/2024

614

R 63 614,12

162

46 PIERCE STREET

HEILBRON

30/11/2018

179

R 20 474,46

163

863 CNR GROOTTREK & EDWARD

KOFFIEFONTEIN

31/03/2017

407,07

R 32 179,23

164

CNR CHURCH & CROSS STREET

KROONSTAD

31/03/2024

710

R 66 713,80

165

38 JOUBERT STREET

LADYBRAND

31/03/2015

18

R -

166

48 FICHARDT STREET

SASOLBURG

31/07/2020

708

R 77 093,16

167

SHOP NO 06 STATION ROAD

THABA-NCHU

31/12/2020

1014

R 87 097,22

168

CO DENYSEEN & MCGREGOR STREET

VILJOENSKROON

30/06/2020

147

R 17 493,95

169

03 BOK STREET: ERF 153

WELKOM

31/03/2017

1954,52

R 140 861,80

170

WATER STREET, COMMERCIAL HOTEL, CALVINIA

 

28TH FEBRUARY 2019

530

R69 740.84

171

ALHEIT STREET, ME SNYMAN BUILDING, CARNAVON

 

31ST MARCH 2022

87,49

R4 001.91

172

47 VOORTREKKER STR BOLAND BANK BUILDING, DE AAR

 

31ST MARCH 2022

727

R43 154.72

173

SOUTHEY STREET, DOUGLAS

 

31ST MARCH 2022

155,01

R13 950.90

174

46 VISSER STREET, GROBLERSHOOP

 

31ST MARCH 2019

116

R10 034.00

175

CWALE STREET, VAALSPAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, JAN KEMPDORP

 

31ST MARCH 2024

145

R1.00

176

7-9 NEW MAIN STREET BUILDING, KIMBERLEY

 

30TH JUNE 2021

1 408,00

R142 747.58

177

69 DU TOITSPAN ROAD ABSA CBD BUILDING, KIMBERLEY

 

31ST MARCH 2024

825.56

R97 614.73

178

3481 BREE STREET HAUMAN FAMILY TRUST BUILDING, KURUMAN

 

31ST MARCH 2022

875

R106 163.14

179

12 RANDJIE STREET, POSTMASBURG

 

01ST MARCH 2023

620,45

R63 372.59

180

POLINYANE STREET, PRIESKA

 

31ST MARCH 2024

125

R100.00

181

CNR VAN RIEBEECK AND HOF STREET, SPRINGBOK

 

31/03/2022

572,5

R63 761.25

182

MARK STREET, OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING

 

28TH FEBRUARY 2019

1 821,00

R220 939.16

183

CULLINAN

174 KOPPIE DRIVE,CULLINAN

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

234

R30 8378.31

184

BRONKHORSTSPRUIT

41 KRUGER STREET

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

753.8

R89 501. 69

185

STATION SQUARE, AKASIA

19 DAAN DE WET RYLAAN,CLARINA AKASIA STATION SQUARE

Sunday, 31 July 2011

1710

R 240 920.52

186

HALLMARK BUILDING

230 JOHANNES RAMOKHOASE, PRETORIA

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

20538 office
2823 storage

R5 438 020.68

187

LOUIS PASTURE

366 FRANCIS BAARD STREET,PRETORIA

Friday, 31 March 2017

3265

R 220 828.86

188

MAMELODI PLAZA

ERF 6147,CNR TSAMAYA ROAD AND K54,MAHUBE VALLEY EXT 20

Friday, 31 March 2017

557

R78 051.00

189

SOSHANGUVE NAFCOC BUILDING

BLOCK F SOSHANGUVE

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

441

R39 557.70

190

BYRONS PLACE

320 SCHUBART STREET PRETORIA

Monday, 28 February 2022

1466

R296 682.04

191

EXT 14 BRITS

3 PIET PRETORIUS STREET

31/03/2014

7265

R 1 137 759.56

192

ROSSLYN STORAGE,

12 PIET RAUTENBANCT STREET ROSSLYN STAND 86

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

16960

R1 655 058.98

193

ERVEN 926 & 928

ALICE

Saturday, 30 April 2022

150

R 12 000,00

194

OLD MARKET BUILDING

BURGERSDORP

Friday, 31 January 2020

155

R -

195

SANLAM BLDG GROUND FLOOR

CRADOCK

Saturday, 30 April 2022

354

R 24 780,00

196

33 FLEET STREET

EAST LONDON

Sunday, 31 May 2020

1598

R 239 146,74

197

ERF 252(SHOPPING COMPLEX)

FORT BEAUFORT

Saturday, 30 April 2022

250

R 23 987,50

198

MULTIPURPOSE CENTRE

MIDDLEDRIFT

Friday, 31 May 2024

144

R 9 064,80

199

MARKET SQUARE ERF 3920

GRAAF REINET

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

642,4

R 57 816,00

200

14 BATHURST STREET

GRAHAMSTOWN

Thursday, 30 April 2020

550

R 51 292,34

201

RIGGTON HOUSE ERF 719

HUMANSDORP

Thursday, 30 April 2020

578

R 65 125,92

202

POST OFFICE BUILDING

KEISKAMMAHOEK

Saturday, 30 April 2022

121

R 6 094,60

203

HARGREAVES HOUSE

KING WILLIAMS

Saturday, 30 April 2022

818

R 73 620,00

204

35 - 39 SMITH STREET

KING WILLIAMS TOWN

Saturday, 31 August 2024

1583

R 177 865,88

205

JN MADYAKA CENTRE

MDANTSANE

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

380

R 38 379,30

206

ERF 434

MIDDELBURG

Saturday, 31 March 2029

131,82

R 9 227,40

207

ALF DLAMINI HEIGHTS

PEDDIE

Saturday, 30 April 2022

128

R 7 379,20

208

27 MASONIC STREET

PORT ALFRED

Friday, 31 January 2020

260

R 35 056,32

209

ERF 24545

PORT ELIZABETH

Saturday, 31 March 2029

779

R 66 215,00

210

682 GOVAN MBEKI AVENUE

PORT ELIZABETH

Friday, 30 September 2022

1766

R 220 750,00

211

CLEARY PARK SHOPPING CENTRE

PORT ELIZABETH

Tuesday, 31 October 2023

1066

R 119 925,00

212

LAKESIDE BUSINESS PARK

PORT ELIZABETH

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

2381,25

R 167 163,75

213

HEXAGON HOTEL

QUEENSTOWN

Saturday, 30 April 2022

1270

R 88 900,00

214

VISSER CENTRE

SOMERSET EAST

Saturday, 30 April 2022

412

R 29 252,00

215

POST OFFICE BUILDING

STUTTERHEIM

Friday, 30 April 2021

239

R 30 107,12

216

WADER BUILDING

UITENHAGE

Saturday, 30 April 2022

739

R 45 040,44

217

SITE 37-1

WHITTLESEA

31.08.2020

135,42

R 6 939,39

218

86 SMITH STREET

ALIWAL NORTH

Saturday, 23 February 1901

31/10/2020

R 61 059,92

219

MAIN STREET

BIZANA

Tuesday, 17 February 1903

30/06/2019

R 52 917,57

220

ERF 456

CALA

Friday, 08 June 1900

30/06/2020

R 15 712,00

221

40 VOOTREKER STREET

ELLIOT

Tuesday, 29 May 1900

30/11/2018

R 16 454,96

222

MAIN STREET

ELLIOTDALE

Monday, 23 July 1900

31/03/2020

R 19 391,25

223

MAIN STREET

FLAGSTAFF

Sunday, 15 April 1900

31/03/2020

R 9 856,22

224

ERF 163

LADY FRERE

Monday, 02 July 1900

31/03/2020

R 19 142,17

225

58 STANFORD AVENUE

LIBODE

Tuesday, 07 August 1900

31/03/2020

R 21 120,90

226

CNR AMCA ROAD + JACARANDA STR

LUSIKISIKI

Thursday, 09 May 1901

31/03/2020

R 44 006,59

227

MAIN STREET

MQANDULI

Thursday, 24 May 1900

31/03/2020

R 14 840,12

228

MAIN STREET

MT AYLIFF

Thursday, 22 August 1901

30/09/2019

R 54 060,00

229

MAIN STREET

MT FRERE

Tuesday, 01 October 1901

31/03/2020

R 59 650,49

230

QUNU

MTHATHA

Thursday, 24 May 1900

30/04/2019

R 12 822,61

231

NQAMAKWE

NQAMAKWE

Sunday, 29 April 1900

31/03/2020

R 13 228,80

232

ERF 75

PORT ST JOHNS

Tuesday, 13 November 1900

31/03/2019

R 41 237,66

233

MAIN STREET

QUMBU

Tuesday, 16 April 1901

31/03/2020

R 60 886,44

234

MAIN STREET

TABANKULU

Tuesday, 13 November 1900

31/05/2019

R 36 787,18

235

MAIN STREET

TSOLO

Monday, 14 May 1900

31/03/2020

R 12 987,10

236

SUTHERLAND STREET

UMTATA

Saturday, 11 August 1900

30/11/2018

R 24 362,33

237

ERF 40

WILLOWVALE

Sunday, 06 May 1900

31/01/2029

R -

28 October 2019 - NW1061

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1) Whether the State assets register of her department is up to date; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Mr P van Staden with a copy of the specified register; (2) Whether she will make a statement on the matter

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department has informed me that the Immovable Asset Register of the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (DPWI) is updated on a continuous basis in line with the relevant prescripts and guidelines. Mr P van Staden can contact my office to set a date convenient for him to get access to the register.

14 October 2019 - NW1041

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

14 October 2019 - NW1047

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(a) Fourth Parliament

(b) Fifth Parliament

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

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

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

Laboria Park R7 875 171.81

Pelican Park R6 470 925.33

Acacia Park R12 836 995.19

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

Laboria Park R12 185 225.49

Pelican Park R22 328 442.08

Acacia Park R50 959 085.40

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

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

(iv) None

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

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

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

Acacia Park      R113,718,148.37

Laboria Park     R21,119,084.70

Pelican Park     R27,617,264.60

(vi) R6 422 237.00

(vi) R30 981 445.00.

(vii) Refer to (iii) above.

(vii) Refer to (iii) above.

(viii) No other expenses.

(viii) No other expenses.

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

14 October 2019 - NW1039

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 October 2019 - NW1038

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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

Count

Year

Description

383

2000

Professional Engineer

131

2000

Professional Engineering Technologist

377

2001

Professional Engineer

140

2001

Professional Engineering Technologist

283

2002

Professional Engineer

179

2002

Professional Engineering Technologist

313

2003

Professional Engineer

207

2003

Professional Engineering Technologist

370

2004

Professional Engineer

166

2004

Professional Engineering Technologist

324

2005

Professional Engineer

135

2005

Professional Engineering Technologist

324

2006

Professional Engineer

212

2006

Professional Engineering Technologist

342

2007

Professional Engineer

162

2007

Professional Engineering Technologist

422

2008

Professional Engineer

313

2008

Professional Engineering Technologist

416

2009

Professional Engineer

304

2009

Professional Engineering Technologist

473

2010

Professional Engineer

301

2010

Professional Engineering Technologist

529

2011

Professional Engineer

372

2011

Professional Engineering Technologist

662

2012

Professional Engineer

436

2012

Professional Engineering Technologist

775

2013

Professional Engineer

420

2013

Professional Engineering Technologist

548

2014

Professional Engineer

410

2014

Professional Engineering Technologist

516

2015

Professional Engineer

398

2015

Professional Engineering Technologist

932

2016

Professional Engineer

346

2016

Professional Engineering Technologist

466

2017

Professional Engineer

271

2017

Professional Engineering Technologist

882

2018

Professional Engineering Technologist

586

2019

Professional Engineering Technologist

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

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

The Branch focuses on the following key objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC WORKS SECTOR BASELINE INFORMATION

Candidates

731

Professionals

563

Unregistered

314

Total

1608

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

14 October 2019 - NW1048

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

14 October 2019 - NW1046

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

(b) 274 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Officials were performing standby duties.

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

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

(b) 6 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Officials were performing standby duties.

(d) None.

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

(b) 35 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental officials performing standby duties.

(d) None.

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

(b) 259 Sessional Officials.

(c) 1 Departmental Officials performing standby duties

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

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

(b) 6 Sessional Officials.

(c) 2 Departmental Official performing standby duties.

(d) None.

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

(b) 35 Sessional Officials.

(c) 1 Departmental Official was performing standby duties.

(d) None.

(i) Acacia Park:

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

(ii) Laboria Park:

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

(iii) Pelican Park:

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

14 October 2019 - NW858

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regional Office

Number of engagements per Regional Office

Total as Per Section 71: 30 June 2019

Outstanding Amount As Per Municipal Statement of Account

Confirmed Amounts: Rand Value Amount Agreed by both Stakeholders

Bloemfontein

10

58,397,000

103,377,101

 Busy with verification

Cape Town

10

31,408,000

19,006,003

15,347,561

Johannesburg

5

191,629,000

10,321,647

 Busy with verification

Kimberley

6

13,642,000

3,254,110

 Busy with verification

Mmabatho

3

14,987,000

27,478,397

15,486,167

Mthatha

7

6,093,000

6,539,086

2,423,686

Nelspruit

13

1,182,177,000

311,474,151

 Busy with verification

Polokwane

4

460,069,000

14,544,124

 Busy with verification

Port Elizabeth

3

24,580,000

21,781,653

 Busy with verification

Pretoria

1

15,694,000

14,336,000

 Busy with verification

Grand Total

62

1,998,676,000

532,112,273

33,257,414

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

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

Whether (a) her department,

(b) any entity reporting to her and/or

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

(i) what amount is owed,

(ii) to which municipality

is each amount owed and

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

N/A

Agrèment SA (ASA)

N/A

R Nil

City of Tshwane

N/A

 

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

N/A

R Nil

City of Tshwane

Paid on the first of each month

 

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

N/A

R Nil

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

R5 499 091.00

City of Tshwane Municipality

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

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

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

 

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

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

(i) what amount is owed,

 

Eastern Cape

R395 064 271.00

 

Free State

R629,701,094.00

 

Gauteng

R313,634,764.76

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

R48 958 633.65

 

Limpopo

R422,063,976.35

 

Mpumalanga

R 100,710,881.99

 

Northern Cape

R575 081 688.1

 

North West

R151 175 599 11

 

Western Cape

21,948,331.41

04 October 2019 - NW879

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

What total number of buildings housing government departments and services (a) are currently accessible to persons with disabilities and (b) still require upgrades and alterations to be accessible to persons with disabilities?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) 87 972 State-owned buildings and properties have some of the basic facilities for persons with disabilities. The basic facilities for persons with disabilities include signage, parking, toilet facilities, ramps, lifts and warning signals.

(b) 443 buildings and properties were found not to have the basic facilities for persons with disabilities. The installation of facilities for persons with disabilities in these buildings and properties will be undertaken as soon as planning is completed.      

26 September 2019 - NW967

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

Whether she appointed a certain person (name furnished) to a position within her department; if so, (a) were proper processes followed in the appointment, (b) what total number of other applications were received for the position, (c) what is the specified person’s job title, (d) does the specified person have the requisite skills and competencies for the position and (e) what is the nature of the relationship between her and the specified person?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

a) Yes, proper processes were followed in accordance with the Public Service Regulation of 2016.

b) No applications were received for the position as the appointment of the specified person was done without advertising as provided for in Regulation 66, sub-regulation (2) of the Public Service Regulations 2016. However, the specified person was subjected to an interview process to determine suitability to the position,

c) Assistant Appointment Secretary.

d) Yes, in that the specified person has 14 years of Secretary, Receptionist and Administrative experience and she was appointed with the relaxation of qualifications, in accordance with Regulation 39 of the Public Service Regulations 2016. Regulation 39 provides that an Executive Authority shall establish a job description and job title that indicate, with appropriate emphasis on service delivery, the main objectives, activities and functions of the post or posts in question and the inherent requirements of the job. The delegation to approve lies with the Director-General. Relaxation of inherent requirements (qualifications) is a standard practice in the public service.

e) Recruitment of personnel is based on merit and the experience that they bring into the job. It is not a requirement for HR recruitment to establish whether candidates are related to any of those already in employment.

The said person is related to the Minister. She has since resigned from her position stating ethical reasons.

20 September 2019 - NW857

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

(1) With reference to the reply of the former Minister of Public Works to question 1757 on 3 September 2018, what amount is currently outstanding in unpaid rental fees for properties under her department’s custodianship that are leased in each province; (2) Whether her department finalised the acquisition and disposal framework in collaboration with the National Treasury; if not, by what date will the framework be finalised; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) which top 10 persons and/or entities renting property from her department regularly fail to pay rental fees on time; (4) what amount has her department incurred in legal fees for collecting debt from outstanding rental fees from persons and entities renting property from her department (a) in the (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

 

REGION

AMOUNT

1. 

Bloemfontein

R838 059.70

2. 

Cape Town

R11 787 343.30

3.

Durban

R1 312 592.64

 

4.

Johannesburg

R9 094 541. 71

5.

Kimberly

R6 402 742.59

6.

Mmabatho

R3 950 754.93

7.

Mthatha

R420 743.45

8.

Nelspruit

R279 513.42

9.

Polokwane

R3 696 099.58

10.

Port Elizabeth

R1 531 900.62

11.

Pretoria

R37 531 674.41

TOTAL

 

R76 854 966.40

(2) Acquisition and disposal framework was developed according to Section 217 of the Constitution. National Treasury has appointed new officials in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer and consequently there will have to be further engagements before finalization. The Department’s Real Estate Management branch regularly convenes engagements with provinces to discuss various matters in the leasing and letting environment. The next meeting will take place in September and will be hosted by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Infrastructure Development.

(3)

 

INSTITUTION

AMOUNT

 

Telkom SA

R8 077 478.62

 

Lucky Star

R411 626.38

 

Eastgate Airport

R116 147.20

 

Houtbay Boat Yard

R369 221.18

 

Fisha Wellness

R107 616.10

 

Troyan Foods

R484 455.01

 

Abagold

R75 109.84

 

Afrima Import Export (PTY) Ltd

R354 488.00

 

Sea Freeze fishereries (PTY) Ltd

R499 082.13

 

Inter Travel Shops (PTY) Ltd

R1 712 109.00

 

TOTAL

R4 129 854.90

 

(4)

2017/18

2018/19

April 2019

R25 600.00

0

R22 500.00

TOTAL = R48 100.00

   

20 September 2019 - NW793

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. (a) (i)

(aa) 2016/17: R7 318 000,00

(bb) 2017/18: R8 549 000,00

(cc) 2018/19: R3 613 000,00

2. (a) (i) Of the total expenditure incurred by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, the following went to Black-owned companies:

(aa) 2016/17: R3 891 444,75

NO

DESCRIPTION

MONTH

COMPANY NAME

B-BBEE Level

AMOUNT

1

Newspaper Advertisement:

Apr-16

Human Communications

2

R 24,587.34

2

Advertisement

Apr-16

Human Communications

2

R 42,557.66

3

Newspaper Advertisement:

Jun-16

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 24,455.00

4

Advertisement

Jul-16

Shisuka Communications

1

R 247,635.56

5

Advertisement

Jul-16

Burning Spear Advertising

1

R 244,701.05

6

Advertisement

Jul-16

Comet Box Studios

1

R 80,510.85

7

Advertisement

Jul-16

Decimal Cube Advertising (Pty) Ltd

2

R 147,368.80

8

Advertisement

Aug-16

Fabrizimedia

1

R 232,407.47

9

Advertorial On National Newspapers

Sep-16

Thinknthink

1

R 338,000.00

10

Advertisement

Sep-16

Los Pepes Investments (Pty) Ltd

1

R 73,399.70

11

Advertisement

Sep-16

Vonben Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

 

R 140,839.24

12

Advertisement

Sep-16

MTKR Marketing And Communincation Cc

1

R 127,420.70

13

Advertorial Sawubona Magazine

Oct-16

Ndalo Media

1

R 140,839.24

14

Advertisement

Oct-16

Khehla Rendani Trading And Projects

1

R 338,000.00

15

Advertisement

Oct-16

MTKR Marketing And Communincation Cc

1

R 107,344.22

16

Advertisement

Dec-16

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 148,702.69

17

Advertorial On Various National Newspapers

Jan-17

Singi Consulting & Communication

1

R 332,694.12

18

Advertisement

Feb-17

Mashemong Marketing Communications

1

R 332,694.12

19

Bid Advertisement

Feb-17

Luonde Holdings

1

R 121,500.00

20

Advertisement

Feb-17

Buti Le Sello Multimedia

1

R 112,544.31

21

Advertisement

Feb-17

Machi-Ra Trading Enterprise

1

R 219,411.15

22

Advertisement

Feb-17

Byte Code Consulting

1

R 87,262.77

23

Advertisement

Mar-17

Bodina Trading Enterprise

1

R 251,156.10

 

Total

R 3,891,444.75

(bb) 2017/18: R2 160 377,05

NO

PUBLICATION

MONTH

COMPANY NAME

B-BBEE Level

AMOUNT

1

Advertisement

May-17

Broadword Trading 33 (Pty) Ltd

1

R 211,100.90

2

Advertisement

Jun-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 150,281.91

3

Advertisement

Jul-17

Matibis Creatives

1

R 53,760.48

4

Advertorial

Aug-17

Singi Consulting And Communications

1

R 481,600.00

5

Advertorial

Aug-17

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 46,654.27

6

Advertisement

Aug-17

Netstreet

1

R 133,775.00

7

Advertising

Sep-17

Sunday Tribune

1

R 16,084.00

8

Advertising

Sep-17

Ilanga, Paarl Media

1

R 3,903.00

9

Advertisement

Sep-17

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 104,486.13

10

Advertisement

Sep-17

MTKR Marketing And Communications

1

R 49,392.52

11

Advertisement

Sep-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 75,140.96

12

Advertisement

Sep-17

Kone Staffing Solutions

1

R 34,382.40

13

Advertisement

Sep-17

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 75,813.19

14

Advertisement

Sep-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 32,753.75

15

Advertisement

Sep-17

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 113,719.79

16

Advert On Daily Dispatch And The Herald

Oct-17

Sagittarius Communication

1

R 16,183.44

17

Advertisement

Oct-17

Human Communications

1

R 23,062.07

18

Advertisement

Oct-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 106,931.36

19

Advertisement

Nov-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 34,680.44

20

Advertisement

Nov-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 19,266.91

21

Advertisement

Nov-17

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 23,009.76

22

Advertisement

Dec-17

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 57,800.74

23

Advertisement

Jan-18

Kone Staffing Solutions

1

R 124,104.96

24

Advertisement

Jan-18

Kone Staffing Solutions

1

R 54,037.37

25

Advertisement

Feb-18

Basadzi Personnel And Media

1

R 95,817.00

26

Advert For Leases On Herald And Daily Dispatch

Feb-18

Sagittarius Communication

1

R 22,634.70

 

Total

R 2,160,377.05

(cc) 2018/19: R1 200 032,95

NO

PUBLICATION

MONTH

COMPANY NAME

B-BBEE Level

AMOUNT

1

Advertisement

Jul-18

Human Communications

1

R 16,212.57

2

Advertisement

Aug-18

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 110,680.72

3

Advertorial

Sep-18

Concorse Suppliers and Projects

1

R 286,000.00

4

Advertisement

Oct-18

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 40,000.00

5

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Nov-18

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 18,257.40

6

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Jan-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 81,144.00

7

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Jan-19

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 31,025.85

8

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Jan-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 81,144.00

9

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Feb-19

Ultimate Recruitment Solutions

1

R 18,615.51

10

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Feb-19

Kone Staffing Solutions

1

R 31,037.58

11

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Feb-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 92,199.87

12

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Feb-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 18,622.55

13

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Mar-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 28,973.10

14

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Mar-19

Light way (Pty) Ltd

1

R 315,690.80

15

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Mar-19

Basadzi Personnel

1

R 30,429.00

 

Total

R 1,200,032.95

a) (ii) The following expenditure was incurred on outdoor advertising:

(aa) 2016/17: Nil

(bb) 2017/18: R537 396,00

NO

PUBLICATION

MONTH

COMPANY NAME

B-BBEE Level

AMOUNT

1

GCIS Advertising Billboards Campaign -

Sep-17

GCIS

N/A

R 498,180.00

2

Government Buildings Outdoor advertising, Tswalanang Logistics & Township Media

Dec 2017/ Jan 2018

GCIS

N/A

R 39,216.00

 

Total

R 537,396.00

(cc) 2018/19: Nil

c) On outdoor advertising, the following went to Black-owned companies:

(aa) 2016/17: Nil

(bb) 2017/18: R39 216,00 (Paid to Tswalanang Logistics & Township media: B-BBEE Level 1, outdoor advertising done through GCIS)

(cc) 2018/19: Nil

In respect of State-owned Entities Reporting to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(ii)

(aa) 2016-17

(bb) 2017-18

(cc) 2018-19

Agrément South Afgrica (ASA)

None, ASA was Business Unit under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

R226,938

R165,629

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

R216,000

R168,000

R95,000

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

R1 155 955.03

R1 945 290.48

R2 038 520.68

Independent Development Trust (IDT)

R352 979.29

R581 731.68

R338 779.27

(2)

(b) Public Entity

(2) Amount of Total Expenditure

(i)

(ii)

(c)

ASA

2017/18

2017/18

   
 

R24,430.58

Basadzi Media

   
 

R25,986.87

Human Communications

R0.00

R0.00

 

R79,022.52

Stay Frosty Media

R0.00

R0.00

 

R 72,960.00

Ayvel Strategic Media Agency

R0.00

R0.00

 

R2,542.20

Kaimara

R0.00

R0.00

 

R21,996.00

Via CSIR Procurement

R0.00

R0.00

 

2018/19

R86,252.88

2018/19

Basadzi Media House

R0.00

R0.00

 

R42,050.33

Stay Frosty Media

R0.00

R0.00

 

R37,325.60

GPW

R0.00

R0.00

CBE

(Explanatory note: Expenditure incurred on advertising mostly relates to promotional material, i.e pens, booklets, etc)

 

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

CIDB

2016/2017

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

 

R 1 155 955.03

R1 038 602.11

R0.00

R0.00

 

2017/2018

2017/2018

2017/2018

2017/2018

 

R 1 945 290.48

R1 071 575.74

R0.00

R0.00

 

2018/2019

2018/2019

2018/2019

2018/2019

 

R 2 038 520.68

R1 365 152,86

R0.00

R0.00

IDT

(2) what amount of the total expenditure

(i) each specified black-owned media company

(ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year

(c) outdoor advertising by her department and state-owned entities reporting to her went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year

 

R1, 273 490.24

R613 626.20

None

Not applicable

20 September 2019 - NW861

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

What (a) total number of residential properties are under her department’s custodianship in the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, (b) total number of the specified properties are (i) vacant, (ii) occupied and (iii) earmarked for disposal and (c) are the details of the time frames for the disposal of the properties that are earmarked for disposal? NW1981E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

A0 The total number of residential properties under her department’s custodianship in the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality is 61.

b) (i) None.

(ii) Please refer to Annexure A on the Compact Disc for National Department of Public Works and

Infrastructure’s residential properties located in the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality.

(iii) None.

c) N/A.

ANNEXURE A: Utilised Properties in the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality

MUNICIPALITY

FACILITY GROUPING NAME

USER DEPARTMENT

STREET NAME

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

AGRICULTURE

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

R63 TOWARDS GRAAFF REINET

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

AGRICULTURE

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

R63 TOWARDS GRAAFF REINET

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

AGRICULTURE

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

R63 TOWARDS GRAAFF REINET

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

AGRICULTURE

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

R63 TOWARDS GRAAF FREINET

IKWEZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

KLIPPLAAT

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

BEAUFORT WEST RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

BEAUFORT WEST RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

13 OLIVIER DIPPENAAR

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

WATER AFFAIRS

OFF N9

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

WATER AFFAIRS

OFF N9

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

CNR GRAVE/NEW

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

WATER AFFAIRS

OFF N9

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

8 VAN DER STEL STREET

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

FERRAIRA STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PORTER

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

VICTORIA STREET

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

HOUSE

PUBLIC WORKS

R63 TURN LEFT INTO ADENDORP

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

FLAT

PUBLIC WORKS

R63 TOWARDS GRAAFF REINET

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

VICTORIA STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

VOORTREKKER

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

KINGWILL DR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

2K

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

WATER AFFAIRS

OFF N9

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

13 OLIVIER DIPPENAAR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

10 KINGWILL DR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

V D STEL STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

6 KINGWILL DR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

17 OLIVIER DIPPENAAR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AALWYNSTREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

3 MUNNIK STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AALWYNSTREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

CNR GRAVE/NEW

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

6 AALWYN STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

1 AALWYN STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

144 CRADOCK

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

10 WES STRAAT

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GLOBE

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

V D STEL STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MUNNIK

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

GRAVE/NEW

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

PRISON

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

SAREL CILLIERS STR

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

PRISON

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

SAREL CILLIERS STR

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

WATER AFFAIRS

OFF N9

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

OP DIE OEWER

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CAMDEBOO VALLEY CONSERVANCY

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AALWYNSTREET

IKWEZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

BOOMST

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AALWYNSTREET

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

HOUSE

PUBLIC WORKS

R63 TURN LEFT INTO ADENDORP

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

HOUSE

COOP GOV & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

BANTOM AGRICALTURAL COOPERATION

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

HOUSE

PUBLIC WORKS

R63 TURN LEFT INTO ADENDORP

BAVIAANS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

SAPS RIETBRON

SA POLICE SERVICES

LOOP STREET

IKWEZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BRIDGESTR

CAMDEBOO MUNICIPALITY

HOUSE

WATER AFFAIRS

DIXON STREET

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

COLLEGE

SA POLICE SERVICES

COLLEGE RD

CAMDEBOO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMODATION

SA POLICE SERVICES

VAN RIEBEECKSTREET

20 September 2019 - NW856

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

(1) With reference to her department’s presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure on 21 August 2019, what are the details of the (a) total amount budgeted for the establishment of the Public Works Academy and (b)(i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) qualification required and (iv) job description of each employee to be appointed in the academy; (2) whether the academy will partner with any academic institutions other than the University of the Witwatersrand to offer training programmes; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what are the details of how the training will be utilised to capacitate the Property Management and Trading Entity to fulfil its mandate?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. Since the presentation by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) on the establishment of the Public Works Academy to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure on the 21st August 2019, there was another session within the Department wherein officials made a presentation to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure. After the officials had made a presentation to the Minister about the Academy, and having taken into consideration the financial implications to establish such an Academy, and also in light of the cost-cutting measures that are being applied in the DPWI and in the Public Service as a whole, it was found as prudent to discontinue with the plan. However, the Skills Development (Technical Capacity Building) Programme, which the DPWI is busy with, will not be negatively impacted upon as there will be more focus and dedicated energy towards its roll-out. The DPWI has a dedicated Professional Services Branch to drive this work.

(a) and (b) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) Fall away.

2. The State Technical Capacity Building Programme will partner with other Public Sector Academies, including the National School of Government and Higher Education Institutions for immediate access to Learning Programmes (contact and online) to enhance the Programme outcomes. Below link, please find a diagram depicting other partnerships to be entered into.

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW856State.pdf

Acronyms:

 

ECSA: Engineering Council of South Africa

SACAP: South African Council of Architectural Profession

SACLAP: South African Council of Landscape Architectural Profession

SACPCMP: South African Council for Project Construction Management Profession

SACQSP: South African Council of the Quantity Surveying Profession

SACPVP: South African Council for the Property Valuation Profession

SACPLAN: South African Council for Planners

SAGC: South African Geotechnical Council

IREM: Institute for Real Estate Management

SAFMA: South African Facilities Management Association

QCTO: Quality Council for Trade Occupations

NSG: National School of Government

FSTDI: Free State Training and Development Institute

MSTA: Maths, Science, and Technology Academy

SAPOA: South African Property Owners Association

GBSA: Green Building South Africa

VAs: Voluntary Associations

TVETs: Technical Vocational Education and Training (Colleges)

3. Capacitation of the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) is of paramount importance to the Capacity Building Programme, and will implement its Asset Management programmes, guided by ISO standards on Asset Management. These standards clearly articulate the role of employees in the Asset Management value chain and the competencies they need to possess. To further bolster the State’s capacity in Infrastructure Delivery (supported by the Young Professionals and Candidacy Programmes aligned to the Built Environment Professional Councils, Maintenance (Facilities Management supported by Artisans and Apprentices) and Management (Asset Management ISO Standards), the aim of the Programme will be to address lack of competencies throughout the value chain of Infrastructure. Below is a summary of targeted employees and Asset Management training intervention areas.

Training Group

Training Areas of focus

Executive Senior Management

Legislative Drivers, Meaning of Asset Management (AM) planning, expectation outcomes from AM planning, Organisation’s AM strength and weaknesses, How does the organisation compare nationally & Internationally

   

Asset Managers, Asset Planners, Capital Works Delivery

Legislative Drivers, Key AM concepts, Asset management activities throughout the asset lifecycle: Level of service/ performance management, Demand forecasting and management, Operations and maintenance planning, Land rehabilitation planning

Note: Organisation’s AM practices and how they compare with other, case studies of good practice AM, Workshop/discussion – how could we be doing AM better

   

Upskilling Group (those that have already attended a lot of formal AM training)

Refresher on AM concepts and practices, Examples of good practice, organisation’s AM strengths and weaknesses, Comparison of national and international organisations

Note: Workshop/discussion – critical AM issues in the organisation and how do we address these

   

Operations team (Technical & Non- Technical )

Legislative Drivers, Key AM concepts, Asset management activities throughout the asset lifecycle, How operations fits in with the overall AM picture, Examples/case studies of good practice AM,

Note Workshop/discussion – how could we be doing operational AM better

   

Customer Services (e.g. Call Centre, Service Desks)

Legislative Drivers, Key AM concepts, Asset management activities throughout the asset lifecycle, how the customer/call centre role fits with the overall AM picture

   

Information Systems/Data Entry Staff

Legislative Drivers, Key AM concepts, What data and functionality is required to support good AM

13 September 2019 - NW708

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Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to her reply to question 285 on 15 August 2019, what are the details of the (a) total remuneration, (b) salary level, (c) qualification and (d) job description of each of her two advisors? NW1751E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) - (d) Please refer to the table below:

Job Title

Salary Level

Total Remuneration

Qualifications

Job Description

Start date

Special Adviser (Only one Adviser appointed at this moment)

15

R361 594.50 for three months of contract.

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and an LLM Degree

To provide legal advice to the Minister on the exercise or performance of powers and duties. Provide legal advice to the Minister on the development of policies that will promote departmental mandate and objectives

12 July 2019 to 12 October 2019

13 September 2019 - NW681

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether the Government’s proposed land reform policy on expropriation without compensation will require that the title deeds of state-owned properties under her department’s custodianship be published before being transferred to beneficiaries to verify that there is no active land claim on the property; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date does she intend to introduce amending legislation in the National Assembly to make provision for the publishing of the title deeds, (b) for which reasons, other than historical land claims, will a dispute for the change of ownership of the specified properties be allowed to be registered, (c) in which publication will the title deeds be published and (d) for what period of time will the title deeds be published?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The central theme of this question is around competence of the Department of Agriculture and Land Reform. All policies are formulated by following due process. The Expropriation Bill [B-2019] is currently in its development stage.

(a), (b), (c) and (d) Fall away.

13 September 2019 - NW710

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

What (a) amount does her department currently owe to the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality, (b) portion of the specified amount has been outstanding for more than 120 days and (c)(i) steps will her department take to settle the debt and (ii) by what date will payment be made?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) According to the records of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), an amount of R4 082.57 is owed to the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality by the DPWI.

b) According to the records of the Department, the amount of R4 082.57 has been outstanding for more than 120 days.

c) (i) The Department is working with the Municipality to correct the matter.

(ii) It is anticipated that this process will be completed by 30 September 2019.

13 September 2019 - NW751

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) The Minister invited Public Works MECs from all nine provinces to her office prior to the 2019 Budget Vote Debate. She provided snacks and cool drinks at the cost of R1 300. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure had an Information Desk on the ground floor of 120 Plein Street Building.

(a), (b), and (c) Fall away

(2) No gifts were distributed to any guests.

(a) and (b) Fall away.

06 September 2019 - NW544

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

What (a) number of workers in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) are currently employed in the Senqu Local Municipality, (b) is the duration of employment of the workers, (c) is the monthly stipend paid to each worker and (d) method is used to appoint the EPWP workers? NW1540E

Reply:

 

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) A total of 159 work opportunities were reported by the Senqu Local Municipality in quarter 1 of 2019/20 financial year. The work opportunities reported were from three projects in the Infrastructure, Environment and Social Sectors.

 

(b)The average duration of work opportunities that were created in the Municipality as reported in quarter 1 of 2019/20 is 53 days.

 

(c) The average daily wage paid to participants in the Municipality was R98 per day.

 

(d) The suitable method of recruitment is determined by the public body responsible for the implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Projects. However, Recruitment Guidelines have been developed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, which public bodies must follow to ensure fair, transparent and equitable recruitment of participants.

06 September 2019 - NW627

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has informed me as follows

(i) (aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent the following amounts for cleaning: R137 924 674.68 in 2017/2018 and R152 646 408.40 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent on security an amount of

R 60 943 700.76 for 2017/2018 and R 78 892 407.32 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The Department has spent on gardening an amount of

R 103 312 968.54 for 2017/2018 and R 115 323 696.25 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) See Annexure A

(a) (ii) Response in respect of the Public Entities report to the Department of

Public Works and Infrastructure:

  • For Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB),) (aa), (bb), (aaa), (bbb), (b) and (c)

(aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent the following amounts for cleaning: R1 578 228.50 in 2017/2018 and R1 696 746.46 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent on security an amount of R 244 667.91 for 2017/2018 and R 349 708.21 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The three entities listed above have spent on gardening an amount of R 0 for 2017/2018 and R 0 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) See Annexure B

  • Council of the Built Environment (CBE) and the Agrément South Africa (ASA)

The CBE and ASA did not have any expenditure on cleaning, gardening services or security during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.-

(b) and (c) See Annexure B

  • For Independent Development Trust (IDT)

(aa) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent the following amounts for cleaning: R1 578 228.50 in 2017/2018 and R1 696 746.46 in 2018/2019;

(bb) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent on security an amount of R 244 667.91 for 2017/2018 and R 349 708.21 for 2018/2019;

(cc) & (aaa) & (bbb) The IDT has spent on gardening an amount of R 0 for 2017/2018 and R 0 for 2018/2019.

(b) and (c) - See Annexure C

06 September 2019 - NW584

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) On what date was the contract to accommodate the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture with certain companies (details furnished) signed, (b) for what duration is the contract and (c) what (i) is the rate being charged in terms of the contract and (ii) total amount of money has been paid to date?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a)The lease agreement with Redefine Properties was signed on the 28th of May 2018 by DPWI and on the 14th of June 2018 by Redefine Properties. The lease agreements with Tiso Blackstar were signed on the 28th of May 2018 and on the 31st of July 2018 by Tiso Blackstar.

b) The lease agreements for Tiso Blackstar were signed for 12 months and have been extended for a further period of 7 months. The lease agreement with Redefine was signed for a period of 3 years.

c) Tiso Black Star lease for offices: monthly rental of R 72 846.52.

Tiso Black Star lease for auditorium: monthly rental R 796 950.00.

Redefine lease for offices: monthly rental R 374 900.61.

ii) The total amount paid to date is R 14 837 975.97.

02 September 2019 - NW520

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

Whether any cases of sexual harassment emanating from her department have been referred to the Commission for Gender Equality since 1 January 2016; if not, why not; if so, what number of (a) cases were referred to the Commission, (b) the specified cases resulted in findings against the perpetrator and (c) the specified cases are still not finalised?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Yes, there is a case of sexual harassment that was referred to the Commission for Gender Equality by the complainant.

  1. only one case was referred to the Commissioner for Gender Equality;
  2. the case is still pending disciplinary hearing;
  3. the case is still pending disciplinary hearing.

02 September 2019 - NW485

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether the integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials in her department have commenced as she undertook during the Debate on Vote 11 - Public Works and Infrastructure Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly, on 10 June 2019; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the audits commence; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) by what date will the audits be completed; (2) what (a) are the terms of reference of the integrity and lifestyle audits and (b) aspects of the senior officers’ professional and personal lives will be audited; (3) whether integrity and lifestyle audits include declarations of conviction in cases of theft, criminal charges and pending prosecutions or convictions; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether the integrity and lifestyle audits are being conducted by an external service provider; if not, what are the relevant details; if so, (a) who is the service provider and (b) how was the service provider appointed; (5) whether the integrity and lifestyle audits are based on self-disclosure; if so, how is the personal information being verified?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

1. The integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials within the Department have not as yet commenced. The SIU has been identified to conduct this work in Government Departments. This mandate will be effected through a Presidential Proclamation which is still under consideration. On the day of the Budget Vote, 10 July 2019, the Department formally advised the SIU of its readiness to subject the Minister, Deputy Minister, the Director General and the rest of senior management to integrity and lifestyle audits.

(a) See the response above

(b) We will be advised by the SIU as soon as a Proclamation (which will spell out the terms of reference of the audit) is issued by the Presidency.

(i) See the response in paragraph 1 above

(ii) See the response in paragraph 1 above

2. See response in paragraph 1 above

3. See response in paragraph 1 above

4. See response in paragraph 1 above

5. See response in paragraph 1 above

02 September 2019 - NW486

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether the results of the integrity and lifestyle audits of senior officials in her department, as undertaken by her during the Debate on Vote No 11 – Public Works and Infrastructure, Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly on 10 June 2019, will be available to the public; if not, why not; if so, how will the information be made available?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

The decision to disclose the results of the integrity and lifestyle audits has not been made. I will apply my mind after consulting with Cabinet colleagues on the best way to deal with the outcome of the reports arising from lifestyle audits.

02 September 2019 - NW547

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total (i) number of erven that are registered in the name of the state in the Senqu Local Municipality and (ii) number of (aa) erven and (bb) hectares are registered as (aaa) private and (bbb) state-owned and (b) under which state department are the specified erven and hectares registered? NW1543E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) Please refer to Annexure B for the total number of State land parcels presented in erven, hectares, client departments (occupation) and the registered owner for Senqu Local Municipality.

The land parcels are either registered under National Government of the Republic of South Africa / Republic of South Africa (RSA) or are Unregistered.

b) The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s Immovable Asset Register (IAR) does not contain privately owned properties. The IAR comprises of State owned properties under the custodianship of NDPW&I.

ANNEXURE B

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

38

12,4082

FARM

7

426,6159

Grand Total

45

439,02

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

1,05

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

6

1,9895

POST OFFICE

1

0,05

PUBLIC WORKS

6

0,25

SA POLICE SERVICES

22

8,96

VACANT STAND

2

0,11

TOTAL

38

12,41

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

1

73,66

PUBLIC WORKS

1

57,0692

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

1,62

VACANT FARM

1

0,96

VACANT STAND

3

293,3091

TOTAL

7

426,6159

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

5

68,95

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

32

368,9309

UNREGISTERED

8

1,15

Grand Total

45

439,0241

02 September 2019 - NW546

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Cachalia, Mr G K to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total (i) number of erven are registered in the name of the state in the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality and (ii) number of (aa) erven and (bb) hectares are registered as (aaa) private and (bbb) state-owned and (b) under which state department are the specified erven and hectares registered?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) Please refer to Annexure A for the total number of State land parcels presented in erven, hectares, client departments (occupation) and the registered owner for the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality.

The land parcels are either registered under National Government of the Republic of South Africa or the Republic of South Africa (RSA).

b) The National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s Immovable Asset Register (IAR) does not contain privately owned properties. The IAR comprises of State owned properties under the custodianship of NDPW&I.

ANNEXURE A

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

55

795,4183

FARM

69

32457,65258

TOTAL

124

33 253,07

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

85,65

DEFENCE & MILITARY VET

2

0,0204

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

10

1,30

PUBLIC WORKS

4

0,60

SA POLICE SERVICES

33

4,38

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

1

0,08

VACANT STAND

1

0,03

WATER AFFAIRS

3

703,35

TOTAL

55

795,42

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

DEFENCE & MILITARY VETERANS

2

0,02

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

0,3187

TOURISM

21

7289,7544

TRANSPORT

1

139,22

VACANT FARM

5

110,79

VACANT STAND

2

0,09

WATER AFFAIRS

37

24 917,48

TOTAL

69

32457,67298

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

71

21 632,00

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

53

11 621,09

TOTAL

124

33253,09128

15 August 2019 - NW408

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

What (a) specific upgrades and/or changes have been made to the office of each (i) Minister and (ii) Deputy Minister since 29 May 2019 and (b) what amount did the upgrades and/or changes cost in each case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

No upgrades or changes were made by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure to any of the offices of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers since 29 May 2019 to date.

(a) (i), (ii) and (b) Fall away.

15 August 2019 - NW407

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What is the total (a) number and (b) extent of all state-owned land parcels under the custodianship of her department that was lost to illegal land invasions (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019? NW1379E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

The recorded total number and extent of state owned land parcels under the custodianship of Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) which are illegally invaded are as follows:

(a), (b),(i), (aa)

(a), (b), (i), (bb)

(a), (b), (i) (cc)

(a), (b), (ii)

2016/17 Financial Year

2017/18 Financial Year

2018/19 Financial Year

1 April 2019

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

38

3554,16

4

705,21

8

715,61

6

1331,64

15 August 2019 - NW342

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What monetary amount was invested or spent by the Expanded Public Works Programme to assist entities within the Department of Arts and Culture in each province in the past five years, (b) what (i) projects were funded and (ii) is the breakdown of the total amount invested or spent in terms of what projects were funded and (c) what number of jobs were created?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) No funding was provided by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) in assisting the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) entities to create the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) work opportunities in the past five years (2014/15 – 2018/19) in any province.

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is the overall coordinating department for Government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). The EPWP is comprised of four (4) sectors, namely: Social; Environment and Culture; Infrastructure and Non-State Sectors. Each of the sectors are coordinated by specific national Lead Sector Departments as per the Cabinet approval. The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is one of the departments within the Environment and Culture Sector (E&C) which is coordinated by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

15 August 2019 - NW205

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

In view of the fact that a responsibility for infrastructure has been added to her portfolio, how will she ensure that the mandate of her department, in terms of development and economic growth, is intertwined to rejuvenate the economy and that it works with the construction industry to create jobs?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) and government will act as a catalyst for the private sector and the construction industry to grow and create jobs while transforming the industry.

An infrastructure investment fund of R100 billion has been established as a commitment from Government. It is Government’s hope that the private sector will come on board to contribute towards a “crowd-funding” effect. To improve Infrastructure in our country we will need the help of all sectors in society especially the private sector.

As part of the reconfiguration of Government, over and above the historic role of the Department of Public Works, the function of infrastructure co-ordination was assigned to my Department which is now called the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI).

In addition to this function, the Department has been assigned the responsibility to coordinate the Infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS) – a function previously performed by the National Treasury as well as the transfer of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), previously performed by the former Department of Economic Development.

15 August 2019 - NW370

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure may travel on official visits abroad if these are essential, in the national interest and with due regard to the availability of Departmental funds. International trips are planned on a case by case basis and when the need arises for them to travel on official business abroad. At this point in time there are no planned official visits abroad in the 2019 – 2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for the Minister and the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.

(a)(i) and (ii), (b) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) and (c) (i), (ii) and (iii) Fall away.

 

15 August 2019 - NW300

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) number of workers in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) are currently employed in the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality, (b) is the duration of the workers’ employment, (c) is the monthly stipend paid to each worker and (d) method is used to appoint the EPWP workers?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) In the 2018/19 financial year, a total of 183 work opportunities were reported by the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality. The work opportunities reported were from the Environment and Culture and the Infrastructure Sector projects.

b) The average duration of work opportunities that were created in the municipality is 84 days.

c) The monthly wages paid to each worker differs from project to project. The minimum daily wage paid to participants in the municipality was R90 per day, whilst the maximum daily wage was R150 per day.

d) The suitable method of recruitment is determined by the public body responsible for the implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Projects. However, there are guidelines on recruitment available, developed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, which public bodies must follow to ensure fair, transparent and equitable recruitment of participants.

15 August 2019 - NW285

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Minister de Lille was appointed on 27 May 2019.

(a) The Private Office of the Minister includes the salary of the Minister plus her 2 advisors, totalling R17 144 000

(b) (i) to (v). Please refer to table below

Job Title

Salary Level

Total Remuneration

Qualifications

Job Description

Start date

Chief of Staff

14

R1 251 183

Bachelor of Arts in Human and Social Sciences

To manage, provide strategic and administrative direction within the office of the executing authority of the Department of Public Works

12 June 2019

Administrative Secretary

13

R1 057 326

Diploma in Education

Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama

Manage the administrative activities within the office of the Executing Authority

15 July 2019

Private/ Appointments Secretary

13

R1 057 326

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources

To effectively assist in managing the flow of information in and out of the Minister’s office and also assist in managing the Minister’s office diary at Head Office.

11 July 2019

Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

13

R1 057 326

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and History

To offer Cabinet/ Parliamentary Support to the Department of Public Works including the Ministry, the Head of the Department and their Entities as well as enhancing Stakeholder Relations significance to the Department.

29 July 2019

Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

11

R733 257

Senior Certificate

National Diploma, Journalism

To offer Cabinet/ Parliamentary Support to the Department of Public Works including the Ministry, the Head of the Department and their Entities as well as enhancing Stakeholder Relations significance to the Department.

22 July 2019

Community Outreach Officer

11

R733 257

Diploma in Public Administration and Local Government

To effectively coordinate liaison/ interaction between the minister’s office, stakeholders and the community.

8 July 2019

Assistant Appointments Secretary

09

R376 596

Senior Certificate with 5 years’ experience in administration

To effectively assist in managing the flow of information in and out of the Minister’s office and also assist in managing the Minister’s office diary at Head Office.

3 July 2019

Registry Clerk

07

R257 508

NQF Level 4 certificate in Office Administration

To provide registry services and administrative related services

22 July 2019

Secretary/ Receptionist (Cape town)

07

R257 508

Performer’s’ Diploma in Speech and Drama

To provide reception and secretarial services to the Office of the Minister.

21 June 2019

Secretary/ Receptionist (Pretoria)

07

R257 508

Bachelor of Arts in Politics

To provide reception and secretarial services to the Office of the Minister.

24 June 2019

15 August 2019 - NW204

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her and (b) by what date will the specified vacancies be filled?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(a)

(i) Response in respect of the Department:

Department

Number of Vacancies

(b) What date will the vacancy/vacancies be filled

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI)

95

DPWI Main Vote has advertised 29 positions to be filled within the next six months (starting from July 2019

Proper Management Trading Entity (PMTE)

450

PMTE has advertised 234 positions and will be filled within the next six months

TOTAL: DPWI & PMTE

545

 

(ii) In respect of provincial Department responsible for Public Works:

Name of Province

(a)(ii) What is the total number of vacancies each of the provincial departments reporting to her

(b) by what date will the specified vacancies be filled

Gauteng

There are 370 vacant positions

The Department as guided by the Provincial Budget Committee (PBC) has implemented cost containment measures to ensure that there is no/minimal overspending on the compensation budget. To this end the Department has implemented a decision to “Prioritise the Filling of only identified Critical Vacant Positions”, if not filled, will result in the collapse of operations. It also be noted that the Department is currently finalising its Strategic Plan and this has prompted the “review of the organisational structure” in line with the new mandate and service delivery targets.

KwaZulu Natal

There are 181 vacant positions

It is envisaged that these vacant posts will be filled within the next 8 months.

Limpopo

There are 465 vacant posts in its establishment which is 15% vacancy rate.

The department is planning to fill the 84 posts out of the 465 posts during the 2019/ 20 financial year as approved by the Provincial Personnel Management committee and Treasury.

The remaining posts will be filled when the process of reviewing the structure is completed as directed by the Provincial Treasury

North West

There are 371 vacant positions

The anticipated date to fill the vacancies will be 31 March 2020

Mpumalanga

The Executive Council resolved to implement a Moratorium on filling of vacant positions in the Provincial Administration with effect from February 2015 to date in an effort to reduce the provincial wage bill. All provincial departments were directed to rationalise functions and this process has led to the identification of 64 critical technical posts for the Building Infrastructure Programme.

  • The posts have been submitted to the Executive Council for consideration;
  • The department will fill these posts within 6 months should approval be granted by the Executive Council.

Western Cape

There are currently 95 vacant, established posts, out of a total of 449 posts in the Public Works Infrastructure domain. 

 

Of these vacancies, 67 are currently in a recruitment process, while one (1) post was funded to facilitate appointment in an acting capacity.  The remaining 28 (6%) vacancies are unfunded, and due to COE upper limits.

Based on standard recruitment time of 90 days, it is expected that these recruitment processes will be concluded by end of September 2019, and given the required notice periods, that the candidates will be able to assume duty by October/November 2019

Eastern Cape

As per the 2019/20 approved Annual Recruitment Plan this provincial department has 150 vacant funded posts (vacant).

The department intends is to ensure that all the posts are filled by 30 November 2019.

Northern Cape

There are 99 vacant positions

The posts will be filled by February 2021.

Free State

In terms of the approved Annual Performance Plan the province has 60 vacant funded posts;

The posts were planned for filling in this financial year, in accordance with HR Planning processes aligned to the appropriate compensation budget.

15 August 2019 - NW203

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case? NW1161E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

a) The total number of government employees in the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure on long period incapacity leave are 20

b) The total cost in terms of salary is R2 253 929.80 on average and it is R 112 696.49 per case

22 July 2019 - NW144

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether her department has an appropriate time frame in place with regard to the completion of renovations that are currently undertaken at the Durban High Court and which have been interfering with court proceedings; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether she has found that her department is taking appropriate steps to ensure that the court proceedings are not affected; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(1) Currently there are no renovations taking place at the Durban High Court. The Department is in planning for renovations and upgrades to the Durban High Court. The process is currently at the procurement stage (preparing to invite tenders from interested contractors). However, there is construction activity happening in the adjacent Department of Labour Masonic Grove building (separate stand-alone building across Dullah Omar Grove, as shown below.

The Department of Labour Masonic Grove building renovations are scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

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(2) The Department has appointed the Independent Development Trust (IDT) as an implementing agent to oversee the refurbishment of the Department of Labour Masonic Grove building. In ensuring that there were no disruptions in the proceedings of High Court operations the Department of Public Works instructed the IDT to conduct a meeting with the Durban High Court management to sensitise them about the planned project and agree on a workable noise management strategy.

The meeting involving IDT Programme Manager, a representative of the Department of Justice, as well as the contractor was held at the Durban High Court 1st Floor Boardroom on the 11th September 2018. The contractor explained that most of the noisy works will only be carried out over weekends. The contractor would however do the less noisy work may during working hours.

It was expected that should there be any noise disruption the Durban High Court would notify the contractor, IDT programme manager or the Department of Public Works.

As a result of this Parliamentary Question, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure will set about to investigate the noise matter, although it has not been formally reported. But, the contractor and IDT have since been notified of the noise issue and they committed to reduce any noisy activity that might create disruptions during court proceedings at Durban High Court.

In order to address a larger problem of the poor state of court buildings I will be convening a meeting with the regional court managers are other role players to assess the state of the courts and ensure that repair and maintenance plans are put in place and implemented at soon as possible. It is a matter of concern that many courts are inaccessible due to the state of the buildings they are housed in. In many cases one finds lifts and air-conditioning systems that in a state of disrepair. This has a great impact on the ability of the court officials to execute their duties. I will invite the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to this meeting.

I will make the report on the assessment of the courts available to the public and also present it to the Portfolio Committee in Parliament. With regard to the Durban High Court, I will engage with the Department’s management to ensure that the undertaking not to disturb the court proceedings is observed.

22 July 2019 - NW166

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What mechanisms has her department put in place in order to transfer vacant land owned by the State and under the custodianship of her department to various government departments? (2) What number of State-owned land parcels under the custodianship of her department have been identified as land that will be transferred?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has an approved disposal policy and business processes in place to facilitate the transfer of land to Government departments for various purposes. There are processes in place for the release of land parcels to support land reform, human settlements, as well as availing land for purposes of socio-economic development and for the benefit of public good (e.g. servitudes, road construction, expansion of airports, TVET colleges etc.)

2. There are 100 land parcels under the custodianship of DPWI that have been identified for restitution purposes by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD). These will be processed once all supporting documents, i.e. Section 42D agreements have been received from DALRRD. Further, there are over 20 land parcels that have been identified to be released for human settlements purposes once the high level development plans have been received from the Department of Human Settlements. In contributing to economic development, more than 30 land parcels will be released as commercial disposals mainly to State-owned entities

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22 July 2019 - NW154

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether she has effective monitoring and evaluation measures put in place to ensure that the beneficiaries of the Expanded Public Works Programme get training in the respective programmes so that they will have acquired relevant skills when the stipulated period of the programme expires; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

It goes without saying that training within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) contributes towards the development of participants and ensures that participants acquire skills to improve their productivity in projects they participate in, whilst ensuring they gain valuable skills that they can utilise when they exit the programme. However, it should be noted that the provision of training to participants is neither compulsory, nor funded through incentive grant. The provision of training is influenced by several factors, such as the funding available for the provision of training on the part of the implementing public body; programme productivity requirements; project design and duration and individual choice to access or not access training.

Training is also funded through resources sourced via the Department of Higher Education and Training Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and in some cases partnerships are struck with the private sector to provide training for EPWP participants.

Through the EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS), reports on training interventions provided to participants are captured by public bodies on a regular basis. The information reported in the reporting system includes training plans by public bodies, as well as training interventions implemented in terms of the number of persons trained, number of days of training provided, the type of training received and the funding organisation.

Planned training interventions are included in Sector Business Plans, which are used in conjunction with data reports from the EPWP-RS to monitor the training interventions delivered against the plans.

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22 July 2019 - NW112

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether, with regard to the recent negative growth figures in the Republic’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the appalling unemployment rate, she has any clear plans in place to ensure that her department plays a vital and constructive role in alleviating the impact of the current and the forecast of negative growth in GDP through the creation of short- and long-term jobs; if not, why not; if so, what are the full details of her strategy; (2) whether she has a contingency plan in place should her plan or strategy fail; if not, why not; if so, what indicators will she use to measure the success of the strategy?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has acquired a new role, which is that of coordinating infrastructure development for the whole country. This is additional to the role that the Department had in terms coordinating the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), which aims to provide mainly short-term work opportunities, as well as provide income support to the poor and unemployed. The programme which started in 2004 is now in the fourth phase of implementation. For programme roll-out purposes, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has developed a well consulted EPWP Phase IV Business Plan covering the period 2019/20 – 2023/24, with a target of 5 million work opportunities.

We must acknowledge that South Africa needs to invest more in infrastructure in order to create conditions that are conducive to economic growth. A number of State-owned buildings do not provide environments where officials are able to execute their functions effectively, largely due to accessibility and maintenance issues. We must now begin to invest more in maintenance, which will not only assist to keep our buildings in a liveable state, but also create thousands of decent jobs, both long-term and short term. The aim is to ensure coordinated efforts, not only within the Public Works sector, but also among all Government departments and institutions that are responsible for infrastructure roll-out.

(2) We do not plan to fail. We will ensure robust monitoring and evaluation of our implementation in order to identify challenges and weakness and apply the right interventions where necessary. For instance, in terms of the implementation of the EPWP the strategy will include the signing of agreements with public bodies on the EPWP, provision of guidelines, provision of technical support, engaging public bodies to utilise their Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) allocations for the implementation of the Programme, as well as the continuous monitoring of the performance of public bodies.

The Business Plan will be monitored in terms of the EPWP Monitoring and Evaluation Framework with the following indicators included:

  • Number of work opportunities created;
  • Number of work opportunities disaggregated by the following categories: youth, women and people with disabilities;
  • Income transferred to participants; and
  • Contribution towards community assets and services rendered.

 

08 July 2019 - NW6

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Nxumalo, Mr MN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether her department has put in place any processes to ensure transparency and measure the competence of service providers for departmental tenders; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how effective has she found the specified processes to be in ensuring that (a) those persons who have connections will no longer benefit and (b) new markets will open up for the youth in particular?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

Yes, the Department’s Annual Procurement Plan, which contains a list of all planned tenders for any one particular financial year is published on the National Treasury website on a quarterly basis, as a process of ensuring transparency. This gives service providers a preview of the available/possible tenders that will be published and processed in that particular period and avails to suppliers a mechanism to plan for business opportunities within Public Works.

Transparency within the procurement process is enhanced further through the publication of all tender adverts indicating high level evaluation criteria/methods in four media platforms, namely, the Departmental website; Government Tender Bulletin; National Treasury eTender Portal; and in the case of construction projects in the CIDB iTender Portal as well. Furthermore, as a transparency measure the responses from all bidders for any one particular tender are published in the Departmental website indicating also the offers of the respective bidders. All tender awards are also published through various media platforms, wherein the tenders were also advertised.

The processes to measure the competence of service providers are entrenched in the evaluation criteria that assess functionality/quality levels of all the tender responses received. Further to this a recommended tender within the construction procurement space is subjected to a risk assessment by professional service providers appointed on the respective project. The risk assessment is based on criteria that include technical risk and commercial risk. The technical risk assessment is further sub-divided into two criteria, namely: an assessment on the quality of current and previous work performed by the tenderer in the class of construction work stated in tender document, as well as adherence to contractual commitments demonstrated by the tenderer in the performance on current work and previous work.

a) In an effort to root out fraud and corruption, to support the prevention of collusive practices and SCM abuse, detect possible conflict of interest through ‘connections’ in the SCM system, as well as ensuring compliance to all relevant prescripts and policies a number of controls have been put in place and these include:

All SCM practitioners/officials involved in the SCM processes are required to annually sign a Code of Conduct for all Departmental Officials Engaged in Supply Chain Management (PA00), which specifically enjoins the relevant officials to declare in writing to the Head of Supply Chain Management Unit, to the extent required by their respective positions, any business, commercial or financial interest or any activity undertaken for financial, material and/or personal gain.

In respect of every tender/bid specification/evaluation process that an official or SCM practitioner participates in there is a requirement for the disclosure of their respective financial interest by signing a Declaration of Interest and Confidentiality form (PA18) every time there is either a specification or evaluation meeting in relation to that particular tender.

Further to this and as part of disclosures in the quarterly financial statements all SCM practitioners are required to complete Related Party Declarations in which the official is required to disclose in detail the participation of spouses and close family members in partnerships, close corporations and/or companies.

  • Any official failing to adhere to this requirement by declaring his/her interest is subjected to the relevant disciplinary code. Where an official declares interest, that official is required to recuse him/herself from the relevant process.
  • All bidders that participate and respond to bids are required to complete a Declaration of Interest and Bidder’s Past SCM Practices (PA11) that stipulates that the bidder or his/her authorised representative declare his/her position in relation to the evaluating/adjudicating authority and/or take an oath declaring his/her interest, where:
  • The bidder is employed by the State; and/or
  • The legal person on whose behalf the bidding document is signed, has a relationship with persons/a person who are/is involved in the evaluation and or adjudication of the bid(s), or where it is known that such a relationship exists between the person or persons for or on whose behalf the declarant acts and persons who are involved with the evaluation and or adjudication of the bid.

b) Through the implementation of the Preferential Procurement Regulations (PPR) of 2017 new markets and opportunities have been opened for designated groups, with the youth also being provided for in that regard.

c) I am currently busy reviewing the tender procedures that are used in the Department and will in due course introduce measures, including a Procurement Transparency initiative that will, among other features, open up tender processes by way of tender registration and making bid adjudication processes open to public observation.

08 July 2019 - NW17

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Police to question 3737 on 15 January 2019, (a) what are the (i) dates, (ii) details of contractors and (iii) costs of the latest renovations done at the Van Reenen Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what number of days has it been since the renovations were last done at the specified police station; (2) has the police station been without water; if so, what are the details of why the police station did not have water; (3) (a) what are the reasons for (i) there being no permanent supply of clean water to the police station and (ii) the lack of permanent water supply not being resolved and (b) what arrangements have been made to provide a permanent supply of clean water to the police station?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(a) (i) The completion date for the Van Reenen Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal was 07 November 2016.

(ii) The name of the contractor who finished the project was Emcakwini Construction & Fencing CC.

(iii) The cost of the renovation was R8 750 523.65.

(b) The number of days since the last renovation is 2 years, 7 months and 17 days (as at 24 June 2019).

2. The police station has had very limited water supply due to the following reasons:

(a) from an altitude perspective, the police station is built in a mountainous area and during the low rainfall season (i.e. winter months) the yield (water supply) of the boreholes drops considerably, as a result of the low water table;

(b) the existing water supply installation consists of 3 boreholes; 2 boreholes are approximately 50 metres outside the fence on the south eastern side of the police station, and a third is in the brick building between the houses in the precinct. All three boreholes were equipped with submersible pumps. The boreholes pump into a 24 000 litre steel tank, which is housed on an elevated (concrete) tank stand, which then supplies the police station with water.

3. (a) (i) There are various reasons that contribute to the police station not having permanent supply of clean water, due to the following circumstances:

  • The police station is situated remotely, across the N3 and in a mountainous area that does not have bulk municipal water supply.
  • The non-availability of bulk municipal water supply with sufficient pressure is the reason why the police station is fed through 3 boreholes.
  • The 3 boreholes, which are placed at 3 different strategic areas are not effective due to the low water table. The continuous recurrence indicates that there is not enough water yield due to the low water table in the mountain (especially in winter and low rainfall season).

(ii) The lack of permanent water supply is currently not resolved as the local municipality does not have a water bulk supply network with adequate pressure feeding the police station. The existing municipal bulk water supply pipeline runs on the opposite side of the N3 whereas the police station is situated across the N3 without access to the municipal supply; hence the use of boreholes.

(b) In order to provide a permanent supply of clean water supply to the police station, an inter-governmental agreement shall be put into place. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has commenced with an investigation into the permanent supply of clean water supply to the police station by entering into talks with SANRAL and the UThukela District Municipality, with a view to securing an agreement on the modalities to supply water from the municipal bulk water, through a new proposed pipeline that crosses the N3 servitude to feed the police station. At this stage it is anticipated that an inter-governmental agreement will be in place within a period of six months. The process is at an early stage and after the inter-governmental agreement has been reached a feasibility study will be necessary to define the scope, costs and implementation timelines prior to registration of a project for design and implementation.

18 April 2019 - NW817

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

What is the current status on the possibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria?

Reply:

The Honourable Member should note that the project to relocate or move Parliament from its current seat in Cape Town is primarily the responsibility of Parliament, with the Department of Public Works playing a supporting role.

In this respect Parliament is responsible for the following:

  • Developing the business case for the relocation of the Parliamentary Precinct from a strategic operations point of view;
  • Initiating internal processes and debates within Parliament and giving the go ahead for the investigation into the feasibility of relocating the Parliament; and
  • Providing the Department of Public Works with the short, medium and long-term user requirements.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for:

  • The enhancement of feasibility and socio-economic impact studies and outline possible accommodation solutions.
  • Assisting Parliament with the investigations, the planning of the project and ultimately implementing the project, if deemed feasible.

1. OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS TO DATE

Various engagements have been had with Parliament over a number of years and to date the result is the following:

  • Inter-Departmental Task Team (IDTT) and Director-General forum meetings were held in February 2016 during which key items and actions were highlighted.
  • A Project Steering Committee consisting of the Senior Management of Parliament and the Department of Public Works was established and it is chaired by the Secretary to Parliament, whose responsibility is to ensure the successful implementation of the project. The project involves mainly the production of a comprehensive feasibility study report relating to the socio-economic impacts of Parliament remaining in Cape Town versus it relocating to Pretoria and project due diligence. The following sub-committee work streams were established in March 2017: Legal; Communications and Public Participation; Financial and Socio-economic; Human Resources and Labour Relations; and the Technical and Security Sub-committee.
  • Possible construction sites in Tshwane have been identified, but cannot be confirmed until such time that Parliament accommodation requirements have been signed off by the Secretary to Parliament. But, for this to happen Parliament must give guidance and take the decision to move the Parliamentary Precinct away from Cape Town and also legally pronounce Tshwane as the seat of Parliament, by way of proposing a constitutional amendment on Tshwane / Pretoria as the new Legislative Capital of the Republic of South Africa. Parliament’s decision will be informed by a comprehensive feasibility study mentioned above.

2. WAY FORWARD

The following recommendations emanate from the current status quo of the project:

a) Socio-economic impact assessment studies to be completed and the necessary funding to be sourced in order to conduct in-depth investigations of the possible construction sites that have been identified.

b) Parliament and the Department Public Works to discuss challenges relating to the aforementioned and develop a collective way forward.

18 April 2019 - NW445

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) On what date was each school within the City of Ekurhuleni last inspected for structural integrity, (b) how often is each school supposed to be inspected, (c)(i) which schools failed the inspection due to structural defects and (ii) what were the defects and (d) what action has been taken to repair the structural defects in each case; (2) what (a) is the name of each school that still has asbestos classrooms and/or buildings and (b) number of classrooms does each school have?

Reply:

(1) (a), (b), (c) (i) and (ii) and (d) The Honourable Member should note that school infrastructure is primarily the responsibility of provincial government, and in this case the implementing body would be the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development. It would therefore be best to channel the question through the provincial legislature, as PubIic Works is a concurrent mandate in terms of Schedule 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 106 of 1996). MECs and their respective departments account for their programmes to the provincial legislature, as well as the National Council of Provinces.

(2) Same as above.

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