Questions and Replies

18 April 2019 - NW430

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What number of heads of departments of his department completed performance assessments in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 financial years? (2) What are the reasons for any heads of departments not completing performance assessments in each specified financial year?

Reply:

(1) It is assumed that the Honourable Member, when asking about heads of departments in the Department of Public Works that reference is actually made to the Director General, Deputy Directors-General and Chief Directors, who head various business units in the Department of Public Works. In this respect, the details are as follows:

(a) 2015-16 financial year: 34 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(b) 2016-17 financial year: 30 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(c) 2017-18 financial year: 34 heads of departments completed performance assessments.

(2) In a few cases wherein non-compliance occurred by managers in the respective financial years, the reasons have mainly centred around the submission of performance assessments after the stipulated deadlines. As a result, the Department has instituted action and excluded the affected officials from any performance incentives linked to their positions.

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 - NW555

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) With regard to the contracts awarded to maintain the various facilities (details furnished), specifically at the PC Pelser Building in Klerksdorp, which houses the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court, (a) which companies have been appointed to install and/or maintain the specified infrastructure (i) in each of the financial years since the 2013-14 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) what was the (i) contract value, (ii) duration of the contract and (iii) total actual amounts paid to date; (2) what (a) maintenance is yet to be carried out at the specified building (i) in the current financial year and (ii) over the medium-term expenditure framework and (b) are the total amounts allocated to service the specified maintenance needs for each line item? NW678E

Reply:

(1) and (2) the response is as per tables below:

  1. (a) (i) and (ii) and (b) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(1) (a) NAME OF THE COMPANY &

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) DATE OF APPOINTMENT FROM 2013/14 FINANCIAL YEAR AND SINCE 01 APRIL 2018

(b) (i) CONTRACT VALUE

(b) (ii) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

(1) (b) (iii) TOTAL CONTRACT AMOUNTS PAID TO DATE

Sebushi Somo Construction and Projects (PTY) LTD.

KLERKSDORP, PC PELSER BUILDING; REPAIR ELECTRICAL RETICULATION & MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS

13 June 2014

R39 474 287.52 (inclusive of VAT)

25 months

R47 459 466.85

Amount inclusive of CPAP, variation orders and re-measurements

High Tech Lifts CC.

MBT-VARIOUS GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS; REPAIR, MODERNISATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GOODS LIFTS

03 May 2010

R5 373 655. 62 (inclusive of VAT

36 months

R2 885 359.00

Ngaatendwe Trading

MBT-VARIOUS GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS; REPAIR, MODERNISATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GOODS LIFTS

14 September 2016

R5 324 924.00 (inclusive of VAT)

12 months

R5 324 939.00

2. (a) (i) and (ii) and (b)

(a) MAINTENANCE TO BE CARRIED OUT AT KLEKDORP MAGISTRATE’S COURT

(ii) CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR

(ii) OVER THE MTEF

(b) TOTAL AMOUNT ALLOCATED

Follow-on contract: Various Government Buildings; Repair, maintenance and modernisation of the passenger and goods lifts

R1 425 000.00

R3 584 932.12

The total amount allocated is only for the current financial year and it is for the appointment of consultants for planning purposes, as well as appointment of the contractor

Repairs and refurbishment of the plumbing and drainage system

R1 282 500.00

R714 337.33

A feasibility study is to be conducted, which will inform future contract amounts to be allocated or budgeted for over the MTEF.

18 April 2019 - NW774

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) What are the details of the inter-departmental forum set up to manage the disposal of the Government’s immovable assets in foreign territories, (b) what is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of each member of the forum and (c) why has each member been appointed to serve on the forum; (2) (a) what is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of the forum’s chairperson and (b) why was the specified person selected to serve as the forum’s chairperson; (3) (a) which immovable assets is the forum looking at for disposal and (b) where is each asset situated; (4) whether the forum took a decision regarding the Government’s two properties in Bonn in the Federal Republic of Germany; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) In order to deal with the 18 properties identified by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) as surplus to their needs, the Department of Public Works (DPW) and DIRCO established a joint inter-departmental task team to give effect to the disposal of these properties. Under this joint team five properties in Namibia were disposed. Owing to the subsequent reconsideration of the possible alternate use of the properties, as well as the introduction and development of the Foreign Services Bill, the joint inter-departmental task team did not formally convene. However, in the event that DIRCO takes a decision to dispose of the remaining properties, a new joint team and its membership will have to be reconstituted.

(b) In 2009, membership of the forum was as follows

(i) and (ii)

Ms B Africa (Chief Director- Facilities Management DIRCO co-chair)

Mr E Dlamini (Chief Director- Property Portfolio Management - DPW co-chair)

Mr P Bolink (Director- DIRCO Facilities Management)

Mr M Phambane (Director- DPW Property Disposals)

Ms M Dumane (Director- DPW Key Accounts Management)

Ms M Molotsi (Deputy Director- DPW Property Disposals)

(c) At the time these members were employed in the Facilities Management and Disposal units in DIRCO and DPW respectively.

2. a) (i) and (ii ) The forum was co-chaired by

Ms B Africa (Chief Director- DIRCO Facilities Management co-chair)

Mr E Dlamini (Chief Director- Property Portfolio Management - DPW co-chair)

(b) The co-chairpersons were the heads of the above-mentioned Facilities Management and Disposals functions within DIRCO and DPW.

3. (a) As mentioned-above, the forum is not operational. DIRCO is currently updating the list of vacant properties abroad with a view to identifying the best way forward on each immovable asset, assisted by DPW.

(b) DPW is awaiting an updated list from DIRCO.

4. In the early 2000s, DIRCO, which was then known as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), identified a number of properties in various countries as redundant and a financial burden to the State. At the time, The DFA confirmed 18 properties for disposal in various countries. The 18 properties were made up as follows: 13 properties Namibia; 2 properties in Bonn, Germany; 1 property in Zurich, Switzerland; 1 Madeira, Portugal and 1 parking bay in Paris, France.

In August 2008, the then Minister of Public Works approved the disposal of all the identified redundant foreign properties through public tender. However, as this process was new under the democratic dispensation, the DPW then prioritised the disposal of the 13 Namibian properties as a pilot project.

It was then in 2009, that the Acting Director-General of the Department of Public Works along with his counterpart at the DFA approved the establishment of a Joint Foreign Disposal Committee (JFDC) to facilitate the disposal of all identified foreign properties. In 2010, the sale of the Namibian properties was advertised on public tender. Out of the 13 Namibian properties only 5 properties were disposed of and the remaining 8 properties could not be disposed of, as the bidders failed to raise funds for the purchase.

Since then the DPW and DIRCO have tried to resume the process of disposal of the identified properties located abroad without success. Nonetheless, the Foreign Service Bill Foreign Service Bill (B35B of 2015), was passed by the National Assembly in December 2018. The bill makes provision for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to be able to dispose of properties under DIRCO’s custodianship, in consultation with the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of Finance. Once promulgated, we trust that the Act will enable DIRCO to move swiftly to deal with properties that are redundant and a financial burden to the State. DIRCO and DPW will continue to cooperate on matters of disposals and facilities management, with a view to the DPW providing DIRCO with the necessary technical expertise to be able to develop its immovable asset management capabilities.

18 April 2019 - NW554

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What specific maintenance has been conducted by his department at the PC Pelser Building in Klerksdorp, in the Matlosana Local Municipality, North West, (a) in each of the financial years since the 2013-14 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2018; (2) (a) which (i) departments and/or (ii) public entities occupy the specified building, (b) for each tenant (i) what is the square metre area leased, (ii) what are the annual rental fees paid and (iii) what is the total annual expenditure incurred for utilities by tenants; (3) whether his department owes the Matlosana Local Municipality any outstanding payments for (a) utilities and (b) rates and taxes; if so, in each case, what is the total outstanding amounts owed?

Reply:

(a)and (b) This part of the response is being dealt with in National Assembly Parliamentary Question No. 555, which appears in the Internal Question Paper No. 7 of 08 March 2019.

The response is as per table below:

(1) (a) and (b)

a) (i) NAME OF THE COMPANY

a) (i) PROJECT DESCRIPTION

(a) (i) DATE OF APPOINTMENT

(b) (i) CONTRACT VALUE

(b) (ii)

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT

(b) (iii)

TENDER AMOUNT PAID TO-DATE

SEBUSHI SOMO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD.

KLERKSDORP, PC PELSER BUILDING; REPAIR ELECTRICAL RETICULATION & MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS

13TH June 2014

R39 474 287.52 (VAT inclusive)

25 months

R47 459 466.85

This value is inclusive of CPAP, Variation orders and re-measurements  

HI-TECH LIFTS CC.

MBT-VARIOUS GOVT BUILDINGS: REPAIR  MODERNAZATION, MAINTENANCE OF PASSENGER AND GOODS LIFTS

03RD May 2010

R5 373 655.62(VAT inclusive)

36 months

R2 885 259.00 This value is inclusive of Variation order

NGAATENDWE TRADING

MBT-VARIOUS GOVT BUILDINGS: REPAIR  MODERNAZATION, MAINTENANCE OF PASSENGER AND GOODS LIFTS

14TH September 2016

R5 324 940.00(VAT inclusive)

12 months

R5 324 939.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE:

(a) MAINTENANCE TO BE CARRIED OUT AT KLERKSDORP MAGISTRATE COURT

(i) CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR

(ii) MTEF

(b) TOTAL AMOUNT ALLOCATED

Follow- on Contract Various Government Buildings in Mmabatho Regional Office:

Repair, maintenance and modernization of passenger and goods lifts

R1 425 000

R3 584 932.12

Total amount allocated is only for this financial year, is allocation for appointment of Consultants who will be appointed for planning and Contractor

Repairs and Refurbishment of Plumbing and Drainage System

R1 282 500

R714 337 .33

Amount Allocated is for current Financial Year. The following financial year is just an estimation. The actual allocation needed will be received after appointment of Consultants who will be doing Feasibility Study.

(2)

(a) (i) The PC Pelser Building in Klerksdorp is currently occupied by the

following clients:

  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Office of the Public Protector
  • Department of Labour
  • Statistics South Africa
  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • South African Police Services
  • Department of Environmental Affairs and
  • A Family Advocate

(ii) There are currently no public entities occupying the PC Pelser Building.

(b) (i) The square metre area leased for each client is as follows:

No.

Client/Department

Leased Area (m2)

1.

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

12 054

2.

Office of the Public Protector

287

3.

Department of Labour

1 485

4.

Statistics South Africa

736

5.

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

287

6.

South African Police Services

736

7.

Department of Environmental Affairs

285

8.

Family Advocate

738

(ii) The Department of Public Works does not charge clients rental per building. The Department of Public Works charges client user charges, in line with a reprieve from National Treasury, for the total space occupied nationwide. Therefore, we are not able to provide the amount of user charges paid per annum for the PC Pelser Building.

(iii) The total expenditure incurred annually for utilities is R 680 098.26.

(3)

(a) and (b) The Department of Public Works does not owe the Matlosana Local Municipality.

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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18 April 2019 - NW428

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

What (a) number of residential properties under his department’s custodianship are leased out to private persons in each region, (b) is the name of each specified person and (c) amount in monthly rental does each person pay? NW491E

Reply:

a) The Department of Public Works currently has 346 residential properties that are leased out to private persons across all the 11 Regional Offices.

b) and (c) Please see attached Annexure A.

18 April 2019 - NW429

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any plans have been put in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape to make it safer and more user-friendly; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has put a plan in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.

The project is registered under the project name: Humansdorp Magistrate’s Office, construction of additional accommodation (Works Control System No. 044681) and it is currently in the design phase, i.e. Status 4.

The anticipated key dates for project execution are as follows:

  • By end of May 2019 the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (the client department) to provide the revised assessments and confirm availability of funding for the project.
  • By end of May 2019 the DPW to finalise designs and process the approval of the sketch plan.
  • By end of June 2019 the procurement process (i.e. appointment of the building contractor) to start.
  • Thereafter, the project is expected to be implemented over a period of two and half years. Meaning that by the end of 2021 the project should be reaching completion.

11 April 2019 - NW712

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Ngwenya, Ms G to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

(aaa) Not applicable. No vehicles were purchased in the 2016-17 financial year.

(i) (aa) (bbb) The following motor vehicle was purchased for official use in the 2017-18 financial year for the Minister, Hon. T W Nxesi, MP:

(a) Audi

(b) Q7 NM

(c) R1 076 180.92

(d) 2017-05-09 (Vehicle was transferred to the Department of Sport and Recreation).

The following motor vehicles were also purchased for official use in the 2017-18 financial year, for the Minister in that period, Mr N Nhleko, for use in Pretoria and Cape Town.

a) Mercedes Benz

b) GLE 350D

c) R1 228 001.98

d) 2017-06-19

 

a) Toyota

b) Land Cruiser V200

c) R1 263 986.17

d) 2017-06-20

(bb) Not applicable. No vehicles have been purchased since 01 April 2018.

(ii) (aa) (aaa) and (bbb) No motor vehicles were purchased, as such this question falls away.

.

11 April 2019 - NW672

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What (i) amount has been allocated for the renovations, improvements and maintenance of (aa) ministerial houses, (bb) each parliamentary village, (cc) the parliamentary precinct and (dd) all other Prestige Portfolio assets in his department’s 2019-20 budget and (ii) are the details of the planned renovations, improvements and maintenance in each case and (b) by what date(s) are these projects envisaged to (i) commence and (ii) conclude?

Reply:

(a) (i) (aa) and (bb) In respect of Cape Town the allocated amount for the facilities management contract for both Ministerial houses and Parliamentary villages is R170 025 405. For Pretoria, the allocated amount is R5 757 000.

(cc) R273 261 084

(dd) R284 550 324

(a)(ii) (a) and (b) (i) and(ii) In terms of the details of the planned renovations, improvements, maintenance, as well as details pertaining to the dates when the projects are envisaged to commence and be concluded, please see the tables below:

(a) (i) (aa) Parliamentary Villages and Ministerial houses maintenance :

:

 

(ii) Project Description

Allocation 2019/2020

(b) (i) Commencement Date

(b) (ii) Completion Date

1

Parliamentary Villages & Official Residential Accommodation: Provide integrated Facilities Management services for a 5-year period. (Current FM)

R116 713 639

1 October 2014

30 September 2019

2

Parliamentary Villages & Official Residential Accommodation: Provide integrated Facilities Management services for a 5-year period. (New FM)

R41 160 825

1 September 2019

30 March 2020

3

Klippercourt 2: Upgrade of kitchen and bathroom

R1 021 231

1 October 2019

28 February 2020

4

Oak: Implementation of Security Measures: Construction of Guard hut, installation of electric fence and cameras and monitors.

R4 328 413

1 October 2019

30 March 2020

a (i) (bb) Parliamentary Villages:

(i) Project details are as follows:

 

(ii) Project Description

Allocation 2019/2020

(b) (i) Commencement Date

(b) (ii) Completion Date

1

Parliamentary Villages: Refurbishment of Sessional Official Accommodation.

R1 214 820

18 August 2015

18 December 2018

2

Parliamentary Villages: Upgrading of Access Control at the three Parliamentary Villages.

R675 140

10 February 2015

9 October 2015

3

Parliamentary Villages Routine and Sustainable maintenance and Minor upgrade of residences.

R4 911 337

05 April 2019

04 April 2022

(a) (i) (cc) Parliamentary Precinct:

(i) Project details are as follows:

 

(ii) Project Description

Allocation 2019/2020

(b) (i) Commencement Date

(b) (ii) Completion Date

1

Marks Building: External Repairs and Renovations

(Work entails the roof replacement / water proofing, repairs to sandstone walls, replacement of windows, repairs to windows and repairs to cooling towers.)

Funds approved to replace air conditioning system on 5th floor and to refurbish all offices on 5th floor only.

R10 796 225

07 March 2016

31 March 2019

2

NCOP: Total refurbishment of the building including HVAC, Electrical and Electronic installations

R50 491 167

11 May 2017

01 June 2019

3

Maintenance Contract for Security / Access Control on the Parliamentary Precinct.

R3 776 548

01 November 2016

31 October 2019

4

90 Plein Street building: 6th Floor: Total refurbishment for Parliament.

R7 620 519

11 June 2018

16 June 2019

5

Parliament Precinct: Upgrade of Security at Entrances to Parliamentary Precinct, installation of additional perimeter fencing and create temporary vehicle search park, and to implement urgent enhanced security measures at various buildings.

R3 000 000

Tender date 02 August 2019.

10 month contract period.

6

Parliamentary Buildings: Various Kitchens: Replace kitchen equipment and re-design 90 Plein Street kitchen.

R2 157 372

Tender date 27 September 2019.

4 month contract period.

7

100 Plein Street building: External repairs and renovations and redesign of ground floor.

R1 200 000

Tender date 05 April 2019.

12 month contract period.

8

Old Assembly Cape Stores: Structural Repairs

R4 965 939

Tender date 30 March 2019.

4 month contract period.

9

90 Plein Street Basement: Remedial work to repair leakages

R1 226 014

Tender date 30 March 2019.

4 month contract period.

10

Parliamentary Precinct: Re-sleaving of Sewerage and Storm Water pipes.

R3 242 397

Tender date 29 March 2019.

4 month contract period.

11

Stalplein: Above and underground parking: Structural Repairs to granite structures.

R1 628 430

Tender date 30 April 2019.

12 month contract period.

12

Preparation for the 6th Parliament: Painting and carpeting of offices of Members.

R1 227 170

Tender date 30 April 2019

24 month contract period.

13

Parliamentary Complex: Official Office Accommodation: Provide integrated Facilities Management services for a 5-year period.

R132 031 611

October 2014

30 September 2019

14

Parliamentary Complex: Official Office Accommodation: Provide integrated Facilities Management services for a 5-year period. (New contract)

R43 117 525

Tender date 03 May 2019

5 year contract period

15

120 Plein Street: 4th floor (create board room separate from office), 10th floor (– Upgrade kitchen) and 16th floor (minor refurbishments)

R11 791

Tender date 29 March 2019

3 month contract period

16

120 Plein Street Building: 8th floor: Home Affairs: Total refurbishment of the entire floor.

R2 324 806

Tender date 07 June 2019

3 month contract period

17

Parliament Towers: Ground floor: Reconfiguration and upgrade of ground floor.

R1 539 446

Tender date 08 June 2019

12 month contract period.

18

Parliamentary Precinct: Investigate provision of additional standby / emergency power supply to the Precinct.

R2 904 123

Consultants to be appointed once project is approved by the Director-General

6 month contract period

(a) (i) (dd) Directors-General Residences:

 

(ii) Project Description

Allocation 2019/2020

(b) (i) Commencement Date

(b) (ii) Completion Date

1

Mouille Grange : Upgrading of 25 Flats

R3 000 000

28 September 2019

27 September 2021

2

GSE: Genadendal: Upgrade of external parking, paving and storm water drainage

R1 767 000

1 September 2019

30 May 2020

PRETORIA: Project details are as follows:

 

(ii) Project Description

Allocation 2019/2020

(b) (i) Commencement Date

(b) (ii) Completion Date

1

Union Buildings: Replacement of lifts

R2 660 442

11 January 2018

July 2019

2

Union Buildings: Jakaranda Projects

R3 975 527

October 2019

12 contract

3

Brynterion Estate: Construction of Gate 1 & 2 as well as the Dog Unit

R29 667 268

Project evaluated on the 15 March 2019

2 year contract

4

Brynterion Estate: Refurbishment of existing roads on western side of Brynterion Estate & Eastwood street entrance roads

R65 286 291

Tender went to Regional Bid Adjudication Committee on 12 March 2019

36 Months contract

5

Brynterion Estate: Construction of new command centre

R29 767 500

Project is in the process of finalising sketch plan, sketch plan scheduled for 15 April 2019

20 Months

6

Union Buildings: Replacement of carpets at ground floor East Wing

R5 757 000

September 2019

3 months contract

7

Pretoria: Facilities Management for Presidency

R132 755 682

1 April 2019

5 year contract

8

Union Buildings: Installation and repairs of the fire and PA System at UB

R9 913 614

Tender adjudicated 05 March 2019

6 months period

9

Maintenance of Ministerial houses

R5 757 000

As and when required

As and when required

11 April 2019 - NW671

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any members of the Executive (a) requested any specific fittings or improvements to their ministerial houses and/or (b) specified suppliers of such fittings or improvements since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) which member of the Executive made each request and (ii) what was the nature of each specified request?

Reply:

(a) and (b) No.

Thus, (i) and (ii) fall away.

11 April 2019 - NW645

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

What (a) income does his department and/or entities reporting to him generate from rent on state-owned properties and (b) amount is his department spending to rent property for the State?

Reply:

In respect of the Department of Public Works:

(a) The Department generated R34 884 619.23 from renting out of State-owned properties during the 2017/18 financial year.

(b) The Department spent R4 413 643 340.29 to rent property for the State during the 2017/18 financial year.

In respect of the Department of Public Works Entities:

Entity

a) [Renting of State-owned properties during 2017/18 financial year]:

Agrément South Africa

None

Council for the Built Environment

None

Construction Industry Development Board

None

Independent Development Trust

None

11 April 2019 - NW550

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether the property that houses the Fairland Police Station, situated at the corner of 89 Sophia Street and 11 Avenue in Fairland, Gauteng, is owned by the State; if so, what are the details of the building maintenance planned by his department over the next 12 months; if not, (2) is the specified property leased; if so, what is the (a)(i) name and (ii) contact details of the owner of the property and (b) expiry date of the current lease agreement; (3) whether the maintenance of the building vests with the owner, the occupying department and/or his department; (4) whether the current lease agreement will be renewed; if not, will alternative premises be sought to house the police station; (5) whether a user asset management plan has been put in place; if not, why not; if so, is the plan being adhered to?

Reply:

1. The property situated at the corner of 89 Sophia Street and 11 Avenue in Fairland, Gauteng Province, which accommodates the Fairland Police Station is not a State-owned property.

2. Yes, the property is leased.

(a) (i) The property is owned by Batho Pele Projects, Close Corporation.

(ii) The Department of Public Works’ Property Manager, Mr Lufuno Nelwamondo, may be contacted for further details on this number: 011 713 6218.

(b) The lease is currently running on a month to month basis.

3. The maintenance of the building, as stipulated in the lease contract, is vested with the owner and not the Department of Public Works (DPW).

4. The DPW renews leases in line with clients’ accommodation needs. The South African Police Service (SAPS), as a client department of the DPW, has indicated a continued need for the property and therefore the DPW will seek to renew the lease with the lessor.

5. The client has submitted a User Asset Management Plan (UAMP) for the 2017/18 financial year and it is currently in place. The Department of Public Works is currently busy with the spatial planning processes.

11 April 2019 - NW525

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii) (iii) (aa) The Department of Public Works is currently the custodian of approximately 89 623 State-owned properties.

(i) (ii) (iii) (bb) The Department of Public Works currently rents / leases a total of 2 550 properties.

(b) (i) The value ascribed to the property under the custodianship of Department of Public Works is about R126 billion and the properties are mainly utilized for service delivery by various Government Department and State organs.

For details on the use of the properties, as well as details pertaining to part (c) (i) – (iii) please contact the Director-General’s Office to access the information on compact disc, which could not be submitted with this reply due to the sheer volume of the data.

11 April 2019 - NW775

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) How often are deviations from the prescribed supply chain management policies and processes by the Property Management Trading Entity reported on, (b) to whom are the deviation reports supplied, (c) who signs off on the specified reports and (d) why are the reports not tabled and/or presented to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works; (2) whether he will furnish Mr D R Ryder with copies of the most recent deviation reports; if not why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) Internally within the Department of Public Works, all deviations processed, approved and recorded are reported on a monthly basis to the Department’s Standing Accountability Management Committee (AMC).

(b) Deviations that are above the tender threshold of one million rand (R1 million) procured from a sole source supplier or arising out of an emergency and approved by the relevant delegated authority within the Department, are reported to the National Treasury and the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) within the prescribed 10 days of such approval per case.

Deviations other than sole source or arising out of an emergency are considered by the relevant delegated authority within the Department and then recommended to the National Treasury for approval/support. The National Treasury supported deviations are then reported to the AGSA within 10 days of approval.

All reported deviations of the Department are published in the National Treasury website after approval.

(c) Internally within the Department all deviations’ registers and reports are presented to the AMC. Deviations that are above the tender threshold procured either from a sole source supplier or arising out of an emergency are reported to the NT and AGSA. All NT supported deviations that are not a sole source transaction nor arising out of an emergency are provided to the AGSA

The Chief Director: Supply Chain Management (CD: SCM) or his/her delegate accounts for all deviations that are presented at the AMC. The deviation reports to National Treasury and AGSA for all sole source procurement and those arising out of emergencies and which were approved by the relevant authority are signed off by the CD: SCM. Reports to AGSA for deviations that are neither sole source nor arising out of emergencies that are supported by the National Treasury are signed off by the CD: SCM.

(d) There is currently no specific regulatory provision or stipulation that provides for the reporting of deviations to the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Public Works. However, the Department of Public Works is always prepared to respond to any invitation from the Portfolio Committee on Public Works in order to report on the deviations as and when the Committee is able to find a slot to deliberate on such.

2. Yes, deviation reports to the AGSA for deviations that have been supported by the National Treasury are attached as Annexure A.

11 April 2019 - NW765

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

What total number of (a) tenders that were advertised by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in each (i) month and (ii) province in the past 10 years required tender briefings and (b) the briefings were compulsory in each year since 2010 up into 2018?

Reply:

In respect of the Department of Public Works:

The scope and magnitude of the information requires the Department to engage with all Regional Offices to download the data of advertised tenders for the requested period. Therefore, the requested information cannot be provided at this stage due to the short-time frame within which this reply must be tabled in Parliament.

In respect of Entities reporting to the Department of Public Works:

Agrément South Africa (ASA)

YEAR

NUMBER OF TENDERS ADVERTISED

NUMBER OF BRIEFING SESSION

(b)

COMPULSORY (YES/NO)

2015-2017

ASA has advertised five tenders since 01/04/2017 (since the inception of the Agrément South Africa Act, 2015 (Act No. 11 of 2015)

Five Briefing Sessions

All five required compulsory tender briefings.

2018

Two were advertised in March 2018 and cancelled in July 2018. The one tender was subsequently re-advertised in November 2018 and was awarded in February 2019.

   

2019

One was advertised in March 2019, and the closing date was 29 March 2019.

   

TOTAL

5

 

 

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

a) One tender was advertised.

YEAR

NUMBER OF TENDERS ADVERTISED

NUMBER OF BRIEFING SESSION

(b)

COMPULSORY (YES/NO)

2017

1

1

Yes, 21 February 2017

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

  1. 57 tenders were advertised

ii) YEAR

NUMBER OF TENDERS ADVERTISED

NUMBER OF BRIEFING SESSION

(b)

COMPULSORY (YES/NO)

2010

3

0

N/A

2011

4

0

N/A

2012

2

1

YES

2013

5

2

YES

2014

3

1

YES

2015

12

1

YES

2016

7

0

N/A

2017

11

1

YES

2018

10

1

YES

TOTAL

57

7

 

Independent Development Trust (IDT)

The requested data is not readily available at this point in time due to the high volumes of data that must be sifted through and the short time-frame within which this reply must be tabled in Parliament.

11 April 2019 - NW729

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) On what date was each of the country’s (i) ports and (ii) harbours upgraded and (b) what (i) did the upgrade entail and (ii) were the costs in each instance?

Reply:

(a)

(i) The Department of Transport and its managing entity, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), are responsible for all ports within South Africa.

(ii) The Department of Public Works is the custodian of public small harbours, public slipways and State coastal properties.

The Department of Public Works has not upgraded any of its existing harbours with respect to increasing the extent or size of these harbours. The Department is currently conducting a repair and maintenance programme to the Proclaimed Fishing Harbours in the Western Cape Province.

The Proclaimed Fishing Harbours comprise the following 13 harbours:

  1. Lamberts Bay Harbour
  2. Laaiplek Harbour
  3. St Helena Bay Harbour
  4. Saldanha Bay Harbour
  5. Pepper Bay Harbour
  6. Hout Bay Harbour
  7. Kalk Bay Harbour
  8. Gordon’s Bay Harbour
  9. Hermanus Harbour
  10. Gansbaai Harbour
  11. Struisbaai Harbour
  12. Arniston Harbour
  13. Stilbaai Harbour

(b)

(i) and (ii)

 

Scope of Work

Cost

Removal of sunken vessels

R25 584 834

Dredging

R84 103 134

Slipways and marine infrastructure

R75 789 342

Electrical and security infrastructure

To be determined once the tender specifications have been finalised

Civil infrastructure repairs

To be determined once the tender specifications have been finalised

11 April 2019 - NW673

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether the Van Der Stel House on the western corner of the parliamentary precinct, which currently houses SA Police Service offices, forms part of his department’s Prestige Portfolio; (2) (a) who is responsible for the maintenance of the building, (b) what (i) is the scope and (ii) are the time frames of any planned maintenance and (c) was Heritage Western Cape consulted in the development of the maintenance plan; (3) whether a (a) Custodian Asset Management Plan (CAMP) and (b) User Asset Management Plan (UAMP) have been put in place for the building; if so, was Heritage Western Cape consulted during the development of the CAMP and UAMP; (4) whether he has found that the State is compliant with the National Heritage Resources Act, Act 25 of 1999, and its associated regulations with regard to this building; (5) whether the building is currently compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993; if not, what steps are planned to address compliance in the (a) short and (b) medium term? NW796E

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Belvedere Building forms part of the Department of Public Work’s Cape Town Prestige Portfolio;

(2) (a) The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of the Belvedere Building;

(b) (i) Requests were received from both the Presidency, as well as Parliament for the utilization of the building. The matter has been referred to the in-house heritage architect for recommendation regarding the optimal future use of the building. The outcome will allow the Department to finalise the scope of work for the total refurbishment of the building, thereby addressing the backlog of maintenance required to restore the building;

(b) (ii) The time frames will be determined by the finalisation of the process in relation to part (b) (i) above;

(c) The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) will be part of the project team in the planning phase of this project;

(3) (a) No, a Custodian Asset Management Plan (C-AMP) has not been put in place.

(b) Yes, a User Asset Management Plan (U-AMP) was compiled for the building. Heritage Western Cape does not take part in the formulation of U-AMPs and C-AMPS, as these mainly involve the Department of Public Works and client departments. Heritage Western Cape will be involved once the scope of work in respect of the refurbishment of the building has been established.

(4) To date, SAHRA have not yet been requested to do a survey of the building to establish the compliance of the building to the Act. SAHRA will be consulted in that regard.

(5) (a) and (b) The building is non-compliant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993). However, all the fire-fighting equipment and signage is compliant for the building and day-to-day maintenance is being carried out as required. All matters of non-compliance will be addressed as part of the upcoming major refurbishment project.

25 March 2019 - NW173

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) With reference to his replies to question 71 on 24 February 2017 and question 3882 on 15 December 2017 regarding the vandalised property at 18 Market Street, Stellenbosch, (a) on what date and (b) why was the appointed security service terminated; (2) what was the estimated cost to restore the property as per the condition assessment dated May 2017; (3) what has been the department’s response to the offers that were being considered during May 2017; (4) what is the department’s decision regarding the future of this house; (5) on what date will the department be implementing its decisions regarding the future of this property?

Reply:

(1) (a) The contract of the security service provider, which was appointed to secure the property at No. 18 Market Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province, came to an end on the 30th April 2018.

(b) The contract was not renewed after expiry due to budgetary constraints.

(2) The estimated cost to restore the property as per the condition assessment conducted in May 2017 is R1 562 560.00

(3) The Department of Public Works has reviewed its letting out process to ensure that a free, open and fair process is undertaken during the letting out of surplus State-owned properties. In February 2019, the Department issued an interim circular all its regional offices, which outlines the process to be followed in the letting out of State-owned properties. The Department plans to advertise all surplus State-owned properties, including the property in question, No. 18 Market Street, Stellenbosch, through a Request for Proposals process. All offers submitted prior to this process must be resubmitted.

(4) The property is a surplus State-owned property and thus should be leased out.

(5) All surplus, vacant and unused State-owned properties will be advertised for letting out. The Department aims to begin the letting out process by April 2019.

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25 March 2019 - NW557

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

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

(a) Falls away.

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

07 March 2019 - NW284

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

(a) (i) In respect of the Department of Public Works, 513 tender were held in 2018 and (b) 449 of the tender briefings were compulsory.

In respect of the Entities reporting to the Department of Public Works the information is as follows:

Name of Public Entity

(a) Number of tender briefings held in 2018

(b) Number of compulsory tender briefings in 2018

Agrément SA

4

4

Council for the Built Environment

None

Not Applicable

Independent Development Trust

97

97

Construction Industry Development Board

None

Not applicable

07 March 2019 - NW140

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Public Works

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

In accordance with Chapter 10 of the Ministerial Handbook, 2007: Travel Privileges of Former Ministers/Deputy Ministers and their Spouses, no expenditure was incurred by the Department of Public Works, as such expenditure is covered by Parliament. Therefore, the Secretary to Parliament is better placed to provide details in that regard.

20 December 2018 - NW1718

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) (a) What total amount of land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him in each province is (i) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land; (2) (a) how much of the land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him has been leased out for private use and (b) what is the (i) Rand value of each lease and (ii)(aa) location and (bb) size of each piece of land?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) The Department of Public Works has a total of 9653 land parcels across the 9 Provinces of the country that are vacant and currently not in use.

(b) (i) and (ii) Specific property details for each of the 9653 properties are captured in the departments’ Immovable Asset Register (IAR).

(2) (a) The number of immovable assets leased out for private use is approximately 1 060. The number is not static due to the expiry of leases, as well as renewals and new leases.

(b) (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Please refer to the attached Annexure A in order to see the number of properties leased out, the annual cost and income derived from these properties.

 

Information in respect the Four Public Entities reporting to the Minister of Public Works

Agrément South Africa (ASA)

1. (a) (i) and (ii) Does not own any land

(b) (i) and (ii) Falls away.

(2) (a) and (b) (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable.

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) Does not own any land.

(b) (i) and (ii) Falls away.

(2) (a) and (b) (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable.

Construction Industry Development Board

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) Does not own any land.

(b) (i) and (ii) Falls away.

(2) (a) and (b) (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable.

Independent Development Trust (IDT)

(1) (a) (i) and (ii) Does not own any land.

(b) (i) and (ii) Falls away.

(2) (a) and (b) (i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable.

20 December 2018 - NW1758

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

Which construction projects completed by the (a) Property Management Trading Entity and (b) Independent Development Trust (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 are yet to be handed over to the user departments?

Reply:

(a) (i) and (ii) The Property Management Trading Entity does not have projects that were completed in the last three financial years that have not yet been handed over to User departments.

(b) (i) and (ii) The Independent Development Trust does not have projects that were completed in the last three financial years that have not yet been handed over to Client departments.

20 December 2018 - NW2931

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply:

(a) (i) (aa) No employees have been outsourced from private companies and or contractors by the Department of Public Works in the last three financial years and since 01 April 2018 to date.

See below for information relating to the Public Entities reporting to the Minister of Public Works:

Entities:

 

Name of Entity

(bb)

a) i)

Total No. of employees outsourced

aaa)

bbb)

Since 01 April 2018

bbb)(ii)

Name of each Company was paid

Amount

Each employee is paid

 

Agrément SA (ASA)

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

     
   

1

N/A

N/A

 

1

Pako Holding

R29 000.00 p/m

   

1

N/A

N/A

 

1

Progressive Personnel

R32 000.00 p/m

   

1

N/A

N/A

1

 

Ntirho Human Capital

R35 000.00 p/m

   

1

N/A

N/A

 

1

Ada Recruitment

R32 900.00 p/m

   

1

N/A

N/A

1

 

Human Resource Capital

R30 000.00 p/m

Totals

 

5

     

3

 

R158 900.00

 

Name of Entity

(bb)

a) i)

Total No. of employees outsourced

aaa) past three financial years

 

bbb)

Since 01 April 2018

bbb)(ii)

Name of each Company was paid

Amount

Each employee is paid

 

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

     
   

1

X

     

WeFindTalent

R24 170.96

   

1

X

     

Camelsa

R204 821.00

   

1

 

X

   

Raido

R6 946.43

   

1

 

X

   

Huvest

R9 006.00

   

1

 

X

   

Tamdeco

R4 483.05

   

1

 

X

   

Dante Personnel

R2 661.08

   

1

   

X

 

2ToneRecruitment

R2 529.00

   

1

   

X

 

Bogotsi

R38 422.04

Totals

 

8

     

0

 

R293 039.56

 

Name of Entity

(bb)

a) i)

Total No. of employees outsourced

aaa)

bbb)

Since 01 April 2018

bbb)(ii)

Name of each Company was paid

Amount

Each employee is paid

 

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

     
   

1

X

     

Pro Tem Capability (PTY) LTD

R24 076.80

   

2

 

X

   

Siyaya Placement CC

R33 600.00

R36 168.00

   

2

 

X

   

Kone Staffing Solutions

R61 560.00

R4 104.00

   

2

 

X

   

Tee Que Trading Services

R134 611.20

R78 796.80

   

1

     

X

Tee Que Trading Services

R142 272.00

   

2

 

X

   

Lemon Zest Consulting

R70 041.60

R39 398.40

   

2

   

X

 

Distinctive Audit Services

R176 640.00

R95 418.00

   

1

     

X

Distinctive Audit Services

R173 736.00

   

1

   

X

 

Freshminds Resourcing Solutions

R231 192.00

   

1

     

X

Dante Personnel Recruitment-JHB (PTY) LTD

R193 344.00

Totals

 

15

     

3

 

R1 494 958.80

 

Name of Entity

(bb)

a) i)

Total No. of employees outsourced

aaa) past three financial years

bbb)

Since 01 April 2018

bbb)(ii)

Name of each Company was paid

Amount

Each employee is paid

 

Independent Development Trust (IDT)

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

     
   

1

X

     

QUEST STAFFING SOLUTIONS

R295 475.68

   

1

X

       

R53 189.16

   

1

     

X

ACCSYS

R256 883.90

   

1

 

X

     

R63 690.00

   

1

 

X

 

   

R154 130.34

   

1

 

X

     

R69 155.01

   

1

 

X

     

R46 103.34

   

1

 

X

     

R63 690.00

   

1

   

X

   

R116,765.00

   

1

   

X

   

R48 731.00

   

1

   

X

   

R616 521.36

   

1

   

X

   

R 233 530.11

   

1

   

X

   

R109 644.75

   

1

   

X

   

R253 568.37

   

1

   

X

   

R253 568.37

   

1

     

X

HLABAHLOSILE

R433 333.32

   

1

     

X

 

R281 205.00

   

1

 

X

     

R46 103.34

   

1

 

X

     

R19 510.93

   

1

 

X

     

R51 376.76

   

1

 

X

     

R39 021.86

   

1

   

X

   

R308 260.68

   

1

   

X

   

R230 516.70

   

1

   

X

   

R758 333.31

   

1

   

X

   

R204 400.13

   

1

   

X

   

R214 620.23

   

1

   

X

   

R565 144.58

   

1

   

X

   

R209 742.40

   

1

   

X

   

R434 160.00

   

1

   

X

   

R214 620.23

   

1

   

X

   

R674 892.00

   

1

   

X

   

R207 575.68

   

1

   

X

   

R69 155.01

   

1

   

X

   

R114 683.25

   

1

   

X

   

R53 075.00

   

1

   

X

   

R92 905.00

   

1

   

X

   

R53 075.00

   

1

   

X

   

R144 000.00

   

1

 

X

   

LUMKA HOLDINGS

R18 581.84

   

1

 

X

     

R37 163.68

   

1

 

X

     

R55 079.5

   

1

   

X

   

R92 909.20

   

1

   

X

   

R74 327.36

   

1

   

X

   

R82 619.25

   

1

 

X

   

PINPOINTONE

R123 150.00

   

1

   

X

   

R492 600.00

   

1

     

X

 

R205 250

   

1

 

X

   

PHANDA PERSONNEL

R5 000.00

   

1

 

X

     

R5 000.00

   

1

   

X

   

R60 000.00

   

1

   

X

   

R55 000.00

   

1

   

X

   

R53 075.00

   

1

   

X

   

R116 765.00

   

1

   

X

   

R116 765.00

   

1

 

X

   

PROFILE RECRUITMENT

R123 150.00

   

1

 

X

     

R51 940.50

   

1

 

X

     

R74 305.00

   

1

 

X

     

R222 982.08

   

1

 

X

     

R63 906.00

   

1

 

X

     

R53 705.00

   

1

 

X

     

R72814.84

   

1

 

X

     

R222 982.08

   

1

 

X

     

R58 532.52

   

1

 

X

     

R63 690.00

   

1

 

X

     

R222 982.08

   

1

 

X

     

R82 080.00

   

1

 

X

     

R55 745.52

   

1

 

X

     

R25 898.55

   

1

 

X

     

R63. 690.00

   

1

   

X

   

R190 448.50

   

1

   

X

   

R116 765.00

   

1

   

X

   

R103 881.00

   

1

   

X

   

R 204 391.00

   

1

   

X

   

R34 627.00

   

1

   

X

   

R 344 049.75

   

1

   

X

   

R204 400.24

   

1

   

X

   

R 117 161.00

   

1

   

X

   

R 127 380.00

   

1

   

X

   

R364 074.20

   

1

   

X

   

R188 768.16

   

1

   

X

   

R382 277.50

   

1

   

X

   

R 204 400.24

   

1

   

X

   

R214 619.24

   

1

   

X

   

R127 380.00

   

1

   

X

   

R109 644.75

   

1

   

X

   

R185 818.40

   

1

   

X

   

R204 400.24

   

1

   

X

   

R150 480.00

   

1

   

X

   

R204 400.24

   

1

   

X

   

R155 391.30

   

1

   

X

   

R100 780.74

   

1

   

X

   

R100 311.93

   

1

   

X

   

R121 194.50

   

1

   

X

   

R344 049.75

   

1

   

X

   

R 40 669.44

   

1

   

X

   

R111 486.00

   

1

   

X

   

R116 765.00

   

1

   

X

   

R44 791.44

   

1

   

X

X

 

R191 138.75

   

1

     

X

 

R53 075.00

   

1

     

X

 

R53 075.00

   

1

     

X

 

R55 728.85

Totals

 

113

         

R16 250 720.96

20 December 2018 - NW3075

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What number of (a) Custodian Immovable Asset Management plans were submitted to the National Treasury in the 2017-18 financial year and (b)(i) buildings and (ii) land parcels are covered by the plans; (2) what number of (a) User Immovable Asset Management plans were submitted to his department in the 2017-18 financial year and (b)(i) buildings and (ii) land parcels are covered by the plans; (3) which departments (a) submitted and (b) did not submit User Immovable Asset Management plans; (4) whether any action was taken against departments that did not submit User Immovable Asset Management plans; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Department of Public Works, as custodian of Government immovable assets, submitted the Custodian Immoveable Asset Management Plan (C-AMP) to the National Treasury in the 2017/18 financial year.

(b) (i) The C-AMP covered 92 593 buildings in the portfolio of the Department of Public Works.

(ii) The C-AMP covered 31 146 registered and unregistered land parcels in the portfolio of the Department of Public Works.

(2) 17 User Immovable Asset Management Plans (U-AMPS) were submitted to the Department of Public Works by User departments.

(3)

NO.

USER

COMMENT

 

Defence

U-AMP received

 

Military Veterans

Draft U-AMP narrative and templates received

 

Human Settlements

U-AMP received

 

Social Development

U-AMP received

 

Trade and Industry

U-AMP received

 

Science and Technology

Only draft templates received

 

Health

Only draft templates received

 

Rural Development and Land Reform

U-AMP received

 

Higher Education and Training

U-AMP received

 

South African Social Security Agency

No U-AMP received

 

Transport

Draft U-AMP narrative and templates received

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa

No U-AMP received

 

Public Works

U-AMP received only for Land Ports of Entry. For Prestige and DPW only draft U-AMP narratives and templates received

 

Justice and Constitutional Development

U-AMP received

 

National Prosecuting Authority

U-AMP received

 

Public Protector

Only draft templates received

 

South African Police Services

No U-AMP received

 

Independent Police Investigative Directorate

No U-AMP received

 

Arts and Culture

No U-AMP received

 

Environmental Affairs

No U-AMP received

 

National Treasury

No U-AMP received

 

Correctional Services

No U-AMP received

 

Public Enterprises

No U-AMP received

 

Government Pension Fund Administration

No U-AMP received

 

Government Communication Information Systems

No U-AMP received

 

Statistics South Africa

No U-AMP received

 

Water and Sanitation

No U-AMP received

 

Home Affairs

No U-AMP received

 

Tourism

No U-AMP received

 

Labour

No U-AMP received

 

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Only templates received

 

Postal Services and Telecommunication

U-AMP received

 

Centre for Public Service Innovation

No U-AMP received

 

Public Service and Administration

No U-AMP received

 

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Draft U-AMP narrative and templates received

 

National School of Government

No U-AMP received

 

Women

No U-AMP received

 

Government Printing Works

No U-AMP received

 

Mineral Resources

No U-AMP received

 

Energy

No U-AMP received

 

Film and Publications Board

No U-AMP received

 

International Relations and Cooperation

No U-AMP received

(4) No action was taken against Users that did not submit their U-AMPS. However, letters of reminders were sent to the Users.

20 December 2018 - NW3398

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1)With regard to Acacia Park, Pelican Park and Laboria Parliamentary Villages, (a) what are the criteria used for qualifying and being allocated a housing unit in each village and (b) what number of housing units are (i) available, (ii) currently occupied by Members of Parliament, (iii) occupied by bona fide parliamentary employees who qualify and have been allocated a housing unit, (iv) occupied by persons who do not qualify to stay in the villages and (v) currently vacant; (2) (a) when last was an audit done on all persons having access to each park and (b) what were the findings of the audit?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Parliamentary Villages in Cape Town accommodate Members of Parliament, Party Officials and Sessional Officials. Each Political Party represented in Parliament is allocated housing units for their designated Members in proportion to the number of seats the Parties hold in Parliament. Sessional Officials are Government employees who have been designated as such by the Heads of Departments for purposes of performing Parliamentary duties during Parliamentary sessions.

(b) (i) There are 493 housing units at Acacia Park, 65 at Laboria Park and 108 at Pelican Park.

(ii) 224 housing units are occupied by Members of Parliament at Acacia Park, 55 at Laboria Park and 63 at Pelican Park.

(iii) In terms of the information at our disposal, there are 2 officials designated by Political Parties as aides to Members of Parliament. Our records indicate that there is no Parliamentary employee occupying a housing unit at the Parliamentary villages.

(iv) There are 3 housing units that have been identified to be occupied by persons who are not the registered occupants of those housing units.

(v) There are 50 vacant housing units at Acacia Park, 2 units at Laboria Park and 11 at Pelican Park.

(2) (a) The auditing of persons accessing the Parliamentary villages has yet to be done. What has been done however is an audit of the occupancy of the housing units at each Parliamentary village.

(b) The audit was done partially. The results will be made available once the audit has been done completely.

20 December 2018 - NW3752

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What is the total amount that his department spent on each ministerial house in (a) Pretoria and (b) Cape Town (i) in the 2017-18 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2018; (2) whether any renovations were conducted in any ministerial residence in the (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 financial year; if not, when last were any renovations conducted; if so, (i) what was the (aa) nature and (bb) total cost of the renovations and (ii) which ministerial houses were renovated; (3) (a) what is the total monetary value of each ministerial residence that is currently managed by his department, (b) what is the location of each property and (c) what is the name of each Minister who occupies each property; (4) what are the details of each piece of furniture that was purchased for each ministerial residence managed by his department in the (a) 2017-18 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2018? NW4328E

Reply:

(1) (a) The total amount spend on maintenance on each ministerial house in Pretoria and Cape Town for the 2017/18 financial year is R14 589 975.93 and from April 2018 to date is R7 991 958.59. Maintenance on Pretoria Ministerial residences is done through day to day maintenance and in Cape Town through a facility management service provider.

(b) The total houses spent on maintenance for Ministerial houses in Cape Town in the 2017/2018 financial year is R31,261,964.14 and from 01 April 2018 to date is R14,433,092.79.

(2) (a), (b) and (c) The last renovations conducted were in the 2015/16 financial year to three houses and the total cost was R9 391 355.47. The works mainly comprised of security measures including the construction of boundary walls, guard huts, installation of cameras and monitors, as well installations of electric fences.

(3) (a) Using the municipal valuations the total monetary value of Ministerial residences in Pretoria is R116 720 199.50. and for Cape Town the total value is R824 735 471.00.

(b) and (c) For security I cannot disclose the locations of the Ministerial residences and the names of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers concerned.

(4) (a) The furniture items that were purchased for 2017-2018 financial year for Ministerial Houses in the Gauteng Province comprise 2x queen sized base and mattress set plus 2x single sixed base and mattress set to the total value of R87 381.00.

(b) From 1 April 2018 to date 4x oil heaters were purchased to the value of R9770.80

There were other furniture items purchased for Cape Town Ministerial Residences, including1x wing back chair; 1xTV stand; 1x 4 seater table; 4x all weather chairs; 2x seater leather sofa; 1x extra length bed set; 1x extra length mattress; 10x dining room chairs; 1x kitchen table; 8x kitchen chairs; 1x couch; 1x fridge; 1x freezer; 2x single bed sets; 1x queen sized bed set. By the time of providing this reply the values were not yet available.

It is important to note that the majority of the furniture items allocated to Ministers and Deputy Ministers are re-used furniture from Prestige stores.

20 December 2018 - NW3803

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

What was the (a) address, (b) value, (c) size, (d) reason for not being utilised, (e) amount of rates and taxes paid on and (f) amount spent on the maintenance of each under-utilised and unutilised property owned by his department (i) in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (iii) since 1 April 2018

Reply:

The estimated value of all vacant properties under the custodianship of the Department, based on the property use, type, condition and zoning amongst other valuable characteristics is R7,4 billion.

State-owned properties are vacant due to various reasons including the following:

  • Residential properties no longer required by Clients of the Department of Public Works;
  • Lack of demand for the utilisation of specific properties either by Government or the private sector; and
  • Lack of funds by the Department to rebuild, refurbish or develop the property for utilisation.

The Department pays rates and taxes to municipalities annually for all properties within a certain municipality and not on individual properties.

The Department commissions maintenance projects on utilised properties in line with the available funds. There is no maintenance budget for vacant properties.

20 December 2018 - NW3851

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Mr R K Purdon (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of a certain company (name and details furnished), in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) Whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

In respect of the Department of Public Works:

1. (a) and (b )According to the records at our of the Department of Public Works as well as the Enties reporting the Department, no contracts were signed Bosasa/ African Global Operations in the last 10 financial years.

As such, (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) and (2) fall away.

20 December 2018 - NW3883

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Public Works

What number of Expanded Public Works Programme employees are employed in each municipality as at the latest date for which information is available?

Reply:

In the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Phase 3 implemented from April 2014 – March 2019, 4 301 393 million work opportunities have been reported by the end of quarter 2 of 2018/19, translating to 67% achievement towards the 6 378 436 million work opportunities target for Phase 3 of the EPWP. This translates to a total of 137 294 participants at municipal level as of end of quarter 2 of 2018/19. The breakdown of the number of participants per municipality for the 2018/19 financial year is furnished as part of Annexure A.

20 December 2018 - NW3535

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1 ) Whether any contractors contracted by his department delivered projects that are below set standards; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether any action has been taken against any contractor that delivered substandard projects; if not, why not; if so, what action has been taken? NW4111E

19 December 2018 - NW3918

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works has implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 1 of 2012, which amended PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009 regarding the grading of posts on salary levels 9/10 and 11/12.

All the affected employees were identified and consolidated submissions were approved and the affected employees were upgraded accordingly.

19 December 2018 - NW2262

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What is the current amount that is outstanding in terms of rental income for each Ministerial residence, (b) which Ministers are in arrears, (c) what is the (i) location and (ii) description of each residence with outstanding rental income, (d) what is the cost of monthly rental of each of the specified residences and (e) what processes have been followed to collect outstanding debt?

Reply:

(a) The current total amount outstanding in terms of rental income for Ministerial residences is R1 214 064.23.

(b) In our analysis of how the Ministers ended up being in arrears, we found that there were a number of systemic flaws. The building up of arrears is largely not through faults of or negligence by the Ministers. It would therefore be unfair to name which Ministers are in arrears, save to mention that the problem is being addressed with the departments concerned.

(c) (i) and (ii) For security reasons we cannot disclose the location and description of each residence with outstanding rental income.

(d) The monthly rental cost for Ministerial residences ranges between R988.90 and R1 200.82.

(e) The challenge with collecting rental income for Ministerial residences is a systemic one. Once Ministerial residences have been allocated, the Department of Public Works submits the documents indicating the amounts payable monthly to the client departments, whose responsibility it is to action the stop orders from Ministers and Deputy Ministers’ monthly income. Despite numerous reminders some departments fail to action the stop orders leading to escalating debt. In the past I have engaged with Members of the Executive on the debt owed to the Department of Public Works and this was done with relative success. However, the challenge persists. Ministers are always willing to cooperate in terms of paying their monthly rentals. The challenge that we must resolve is a systemic one to ensure that the monthly rentals are collected without fail on an on-going basis.

19 December 2018 - NW3313

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works:

(1) (a) On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) (a) what is the name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him and (b) what is the value of the contract?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) From 2014 to 2018

(b) the companies are, namely: Technology Corporate Management; Nambithi Technologies; EOH Mthombo; Odirile IT Holdings; Business Connexion; State Information Technology Agency; and Vodacom.

(c) Technology Corporate Management = R19 990 876.57

Nambithi Technologies = R13 626 624.77

EOH Mthombo = R12 131 776.84

Odirile IT Holdings = R20 459 128.48

Business Connexion = R127 418 715.24

State Information Technology Agency = R9 089 726.36

Vodacom = R5 539 284.36

(d) IT systems that were upgrade are as follows:

Name of the System

Service

Company

Value

1. Backup Infrastructure

Backup and recovery solution (2014-2017)

Technology Corporate Management

R19 990 876.57

2. Server Infrastructure

Regional servers (2014-17)

Nambithi Technologies

R13 626 624.77

 

V-Block replacement @ SITA (2017-18)

Odirile IT Holdings

R12 642 360.34

3.Data centres Infrastructure

Uninterrupted power supply and cooling (Head Office and Regions) (2017-18)

EOH Mthombo

R12 131 776.84

   

Odirile IT Holdings

R7 816 768.14

4. Network and Audio-visual Infrastructure

Procurement, installation and care pack service for the network equipment (2014)

Business Connexion

R127 418 715.24

 

Virtual Private Network (VPN) upgrade (2018)

State Information Technology Agency (per annum)

R9 089 726.36

 

Unified Communications (least cost routing and other related services): National Treasury Contract RT15 (2018)

Vodacom (per annum)

R5 539 284.36

 

Access Point Network Solution (User Mobile Data Services): National Treasury Contract RT15 (2018)

Vodacom per annum –

Paid per utilisation @ R0,1550 /MB

R325 560.00

(2) (a) (i)

State Information Technology Agency

Vodacom (Unified Communications (least cost routing and other related services): National Treasury Contract RT15)

Vodacom (Access Point Network Solution (User Mobile Data Services): National Treasury Contract RT15)

(b) (i)

State Information Technology Agency = R9 089 726.36 (per annum)

Vodacom (Vodacom (Unified Communications (least cost routing and other related services): National Treasury Contract RT15) = R5 539 284.36 (per annum)

Vodacom (Access Point Network Solution (User Mobile Data Services): National Treasury Contract RT15) = R325 560.00 (per annum)

Information pertaining to Public Entities reporting to the Minister of Public Works

Agrément South Africa (ASA)

(1)(a)(ii) Not applicable

Thus (b)(c)(d) as well as (2)(a)(ii) and (b) fall away.

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

(1) (a) (ii) Last Upgrade Date

(1) (b) Service Provider

(1) (c) Contract Value

(1) (d) Details of the Upgraded Service

Contract Period

Service Type

Maintenance

(2)(a)(ii)(b)

September 2017

Data Centrix

R573 189.00

2 X Servers – HPE DL 380’s , supply and Setup for Virtual Environment

Once-Off

Infrastructure

 

N/A

April 2017

E-Novative Technologies

Africa

R1 053 538.00

Network and Telephone Setup New Offices, supply of Cisco Equipment, Wifi and Cabling

Once-Off

Infrastructure

N/A

1. September 2017

2. October 2018

Sage Computers Technologies

1. R281 786.00

2. R263 580.00

Laptop Refresh

Once-Off

Infrastructure

3yrs Warranty OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

May 2018

IEE (Intelligence Everywhere Enterprise)

R498 000.00

Disaster Recovery as-a-service (DRAAS) - the service procured includes (Hardware, Server Space, Disaster Recovery Team, Monitoring, Backup, Replication and 10 Seats Office Space, Support and Maintenance)

12 Months (Mar 2018 –Mar 2019)

Infrastructure

Included in the contract

Feb 2018

E-Novative Technologies

Africa

R299 221.00

Firewall Security Service – Security as-a-service = 24/7/365 Supply, Implement, Support and Maintenance – Fortigate Solution

36 Months ( Feb 2018 – Feb 2021)

Infrastructure - Security

Included in the contract

Nov 2017

Nashua Kopano

R379 612.00

2 X Big Photo Copier/ Printer Rental and 4 x Printers Outright Purchase

24 Months (Nov 2017 – Oct 2019)

Infrastructure

Included in the contract

May 2018

Pulego Communications

R385 000.00

Website and intranet Development, Support and Maintenance

24 Months (March 2018 – March 2020)

IT System

Included in the contract

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

(1)(a)(ii)

The system was upgraded to latest version on the 29th of March 2017.

(b) The company contracted to upgrade the system is nVisionIT as they were awarded a contract to maintain and support the system.

(c) The total amount of the contract was R656 600.00

(d) The name of the system upgraded is Microsoft Dynamics CRM and it was upgraded to a latest version (2016)

(2)(a)(ii)

The name of the service provider currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems is nVisionIT

(b) The total value of the contract is R4 912 110.00 for a period of 12 months.

Independent Development Trust (IDT) conducted several IT systems upgrades outlined as follows:

Wide Area Network Infrastructure upgrade:

The IT core network Infrastructure (Wide Area Network Infrastructure) for the IDT was last updated in March 2015. The name of the company contracted to do the upgrade was Telkom/BCX.

The contract value of the upgrade over three years (2015-2018) was R10 150 358.40.

The company currently doing the maintenance on the system is Telkom/BCX. Telkom provides the band width and maintains the network infrastructure for three years’ contract value.

The IDT also had a Financial Systems upgrade:

The financial systems were last upgraded in December 2013. The name of the company contracted to do the upgrade was Praxis. The contract value of the upgrade was R5 000 000. The IT system upgraded was Great Plains.

The company currently doing the maintenance of the financial system is Sethewo Pty Ltd. The contracted support rate is R 940.00 per hour. This includes support and general bugs fixing. The licence fee for Great Pains is R578 998.38 per annum.

IDT also conducted a Human Resources & Payroll Systems upgrade:

The Human Resources and Payroll systems were last upgraded in July 2017. The name of the company contracted to do the upgrade was Sage VIP. The contract value of the upgrade was R1 153 165.00. The IT System upgraded was Sage 300 Peope. The company currently doing the maintenance of the system is Sage VIP. The contracted support rate is R1 020.00 per hour. This includes support and general bugs fixing. The licence fee for Sage 300 People is R266 964.00.

19 December 2018 - NW3407

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Mr K P Robertson (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works:

(1) What are the details of (a) his department’s programme to release departmental property in the Bloubergstrand area, (b) the title of the property and (c) the size of the property; (2) whether the release of the property is for the purposes of restitution claims; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department has other properties that are designated to be released for purposes of land reform; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the name of each property and (b) what number of hectares is each property?

Reply:

(1) (a) The property in the Bloubergstrand area has been requested and earmarked for human settlements by the Housing Development Agency.

(b) The property is an unregistered portion of Erf 268, Blaauwbergstrand, known as Erf 1117, Blaauwbergstrand. Erf 268 and Erf 1117 share the title deed number: T1606/1953.1117

(c) The property measures 277.6009 Hectares in extent.

(2) No, the property is not required for restitution purposes. As indicated in (1) above, the property has been requested by the Housing Development Agency for human settlement purposes.

(3) Yes, the Department of Public Works has got other properties designated to be released for purposes of land reform.

(a) and (b) See attached hereto the list (Annexure A) with names of each property and extent.

19 December 2018 - NW3884

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Public Works

What amount has his department spent on repairing buildings it owns and/or has under its custodianship in each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

The department has an infrastructure programme dedicated for repairs, renovations and maintenance (Planned Maintenance) for facilities under its custodianship. There is also have a dedicated sub-programme for repair and maintenance (RAMP) of land ports of entries (LPOE) across the country. The main objective of RAMP is to address the backlog of repair and maintenance required to provide User Clients with effective and efficient facilities. The table below illustrates the expenditure in the past five financial years for both RAMP and the Planned Maintenance programme. It is quite apparent that there is a funding gap as the expenditure has been exceeding the allocations since the 2016/17 financial year, which attests to improved performance by the Department and the Property Mnagement trading Entity (PMTE).

EXPENDITURE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS:

Financial Year

Planned Maintenance

LPOE RAMP

 

Allocation

Expenditure

Allocation

Expenditure

2013/14

2 360 072 804

1 970 927 995

202 206 000

196 266 797

2014/15

2 126 616 045

2 100 393 417

142 000 000

137 163 660

2015/16

1 984 008 482

1 984 008 482

222 350 000

167 907 487

2016/17

1 947 939 201

2 000 192 365

169 193 000

203 529 542

2017/18

1 978 058 499

1 985 447 290

200 664 000

340 587 682

Total

10 396 695 031

10 040 969 549

936 413 000

1 045 455 168

03 December 2018 - NW3400

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

With reference to the findings of the Section 106 Investigation into allegations of fraud, corruption, maladministration, financial misconduct and malpractice at the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, (a) by what date will his department settle its debt amounting to R591 375 032 million with the specified municipality for the 2017-18 municipal financial year, (b) what are the reasons for the non-payment of his department’s services account and (c) will any disciplinary action be instituted against any officials responsible for the non-payment of the account?

Reply:

(a) Through the engagement with the Sol Plaatje municipality, it was indicated that the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) only owed R69,455,161.45 of the total owed to the municipality. The NDPW, through a discount of 10% by the municipality, managed to settle its outstanding debt which came to R62,509,645.33 and the amount was paid on 29 October 2018.

(b) The Department was in the process of verifying the debt it owed to the Municipality.

(c) At this stage it has not been found that non-payment is as a result of a deliberate act or omission on the part of any official department.

 

03 December 2018 - NW2846

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of buildings in each province does his department rent from a certain person (name furnished), (b) what are the names of the departments for which the buildings are rented in each province, (c) what is the rental cost of each specified building for each specified department in each province and (d) what number of buildings in each province has his department bought through or from the specified person?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works, in line with Government prescripts procures leases from individuals or companies in accordance with their registered trading name or company registration.

According to the Departmental records/ data sources, the Department does not have a supplier which is registered as Roux Shabangu, therefore the Department does not lease any property from a supplier, as registered in the supplier database, called Roux Shabangu. Perhaps the Honourable Member is aware of the trading name, we can then check in our databases in order to provide the information that is required.

03 December 2018 - NW3076

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Of the 90 000 buildings reportedly under the custodianship of his department, what is the total number of buildings that are (a) used by his department, (b) leased to government departments and their associated entities, (c) leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities, (d) leased to municipalities or municipal entities, (e) leased to private entities, (f) leased to private individuals, (g) vacant and (h) illegally occupied; (2) with reference to the specified leased properties, what is the total number of lease agreements that have been signed or renewed subsequent to the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007? NW3440E

Reply:

(1) (a) Department of Public Works uses 9 517 buildings,

(b) 78 173 buildings are leased to Government departments and their associated entities,

(c) 13 properties are leased to provinces or provincial departments or entities,

(d) 107 properties are leased to municipalities or municipal entities,

(e) 122 buildings are leased to private entities and (f) private individuals,

(g) 400 buildings are vacant or the occupation status is still to be confirmed and

(h) 1 287 properties, including undeveloped land parcels, are illegally occupied.

(2) 1 100 leases commenced after the enactment of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007). However, after conducting an analysis of the leased out property portfolio, the Department found that some lease documentation was either incorrect or incomplete. In this regard, the Department is in the process of reviewing all leased out contracts and signing a lease agreement for all properties under the custodianship of the Department.

03 December 2018 - NW3077

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What number of exemptions have been gazetted in terms of section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, Act 19 of 2007, as at 30 September 2018, and (b) what is the (i) date and (ii) number of each specified Government Gazette?

Reply:

Section 15 of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, 2007 (Act No. 19 of 2007) [GIAMA in short form) gives Minister of Public Works the power to “exempt any organ of State or part thereof to which this Act applies from any provision of this Act for a period determined in the notice”.

As at 30 September 2018, there has not been any exemptions gazetted in terms of section 15 of GIAMA, 2007.

03 December 2018 - NW3409

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department leases any properties from private lessors; if so, (a) what are the details of the highest value leases and (b) who are the lessors?

Reply:

Yes, the Department does lease from private lessors.

(a) and (b)

BUILDING

TOWN

USER DEPARTMENT

LEASE RENTAL AMOUNT (Annual) 2018 /19

LANDLORD NAME

SALU BUILDING

PRETORIA

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELPMENT

82 148 379,98

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

THIBAULT NAVARRE COMPLEX

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

80 930 320,99

SKG AFRICA (PTY) LTD

FORUM BUILDING

PRETORIA

TRANSPORT

78 725 185,56

DELTA PROPERTIES

TULBAGH PARK BUILDING

PRETORIA

SA POLICE SERVICES

50 483 127,84

TACORA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD

LIBERTY LIFE BUILDING

PRETORIA

DEFENCE

38 937 457,94

REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED

03 December 2018 - NW3410

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether his department intends to repair the damage to a fence on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, Midrand that belongs to his department; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The State property on Plot 135 Allan Road, Glen Austin, in Midrand, is enclosed (boundary) with palisade walls. The Department conducted a site inspection of Plot 135 Allan Road on the 13th of November 2018 and during the inspection there were no signs of damages to the palisade walls.

03 December 2018 - NW3536

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Dr M J Figg (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether his department is paying R340,000 per month for the rent of the Kabega Park Police Station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what (a) was the monthly rental for the specified police station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16, (bb) 2016-17 and (cc) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) is the annual increased rate of rental; (3) (a) what is the square meterage of the property, (b) what is included in the monthly rental costs for the property for the specified financial years as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (c) what number of police stations in the Eastern Cape province are operating from rented accommodation and (d) what is the total annual amount paid in this regard?

Reply:

(1) No, the Department of Public Works is not paying R340 000 per month for the rental of Kabega Park Police Station. The correct amount is R344 846.22 per month.

(2)(a)(i)

(aa) R310 689.89,

(bb) R327 777.82,

(cc) R327 826.85,

(ii) R344 846.22.

(b) Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2015/16 financial year: 5.5%,

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2016/17 financial year: 5.5%,

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2017/18 financial year: 6%, and

Annual Increase/ rental escalation for the 2018/19 financial year: 6%.

(3) (a) 1547m² and 30 parking bays,

(b) The rental paid is for:

1340m² : Office Space,

207m² : Holding Cells, and

30 parking bays.

(a) There are nine Police stations operating from leased accommodation in the Eastern Cape Province.

(b) The total annual rental amount paid is R6 910 933.20.

19 November 2018 - NW3244

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Public Works

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Department of Public Works and (ii) (aa) and the Entities reporting to the Department did not borrow any amounts from any entity from the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years, and (bb) since 01 April to date.

As such, (b), (c) and (d) fall away.

19 November 2018 - NW2261

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) With reference to the Minister of Labour’s reply to question 1984 on 5 July 2018, what (a) number of the buildings housing the Department of Labour’s labour centres are owned by the Department of Labour; and (b) is the Rand value of each building; (2) (a) what number of the buildings housing the Department of Labour’s labour centres are leased by the Department of Labour, (b) what is the monthly rental amount of each building; and (c) from whom is each building leased?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Department of Labour does not own any building utilised as Labour centres.

(b) Falls away.

(2) The Department of Public Works has a total of 125 leases of behalf of the Department of Labour for the purpose of housing Labour Centres.

(a) and (b) Please see Annexure A accompanying this reply for the details.

19 November 2018 - NW2724

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether his department conducts regular health and safety inspections as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA), at both state-owned and rented buildings under its control; if not, why not; if so, what is the frequency of the inspections; (2) Which (a) state-owned and (b) rented buildings have been found not to meet the minimum requirements in terms of the OHSA in each of the specified metropolitan municipalities (details furnished); (3) What (a) measures has his department put in place to meet the Act’s safety requirements, (b) is the estimated cost in each case and (c) are the projected timelines; (4) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Department of Public Works, through its Facilities Management Branch (Occupational Health and Safety Unit) conducts regular inspections for both state - owned and leased facilities as per Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Act No. 85 of 1993) (herein after referred to as the OHS Act) and the Municipal by-laws to identify all building compliance issues. These inspections are conducted on a monthly basis (against annual targets) and any non-compliance is reported to relevant departmental branches for rectification.

(2) (a) Buildings are inspected on a monthly basis and referred to relevant branches as and when compliance issues arise. The list of buildings is not static due to the fact that all emergency compliance issues are attended to as and when these issues arise – whilst upgrades, improvements and refurbishments are handled through longer term processes.

 

(b) The leased buildings are also inspected on a monthly basis according to an approved plan. The reports thereof are submitted to the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) Branch to take up the non-compliance and maintenance issues with the relevant Landlords, by invoking the relevant clauses in the lease agreements. The list of buildings is also not static due to the fact that all emergency compliance issues are attended to as and when these issues are raised – whilst upgrades, improvements and refurbishments are handled through longer term processes.

(3) (a) In the case of State-owned facilities – after each and every inspection – the inspectors compile a report with a list of defects or any compliance issues to the relevant branches within the Department. This is an on-going exercise.

If emergency and minor maintenance works are required the rectification works are referred to the Regional Offices for implementation using the day-to-day maintenance strategy. This usually takes a week up to a month to implement – depending on the complexity of the works and availability of materials.

If major works are required the reports are then referred to relevant branches in the Department for Budgeting, Design and Execution (this is medium to long term). The medium to long term major works projects will take up to a year and may even be multi-year projects. This is due to the magnitude of the projects, which may involve budgeting in terms of medium term expenditure framework (MTEF), a process that involves planning and design, public tendering, adjudication and project execution.

This means that whilst other buildings may not be fully compliant – plans and / or projects are made to rectify them. Unfortunately, we have a backlog on addressing the OHS compliance issues and this is due to the sheer size of the portfolio of Public Works and the fact that maintenance is heavily underfunded. The asset portfolio of the Department is vast, making up over 90 000 buildings, 70 percent of which are in a fair state of repair

As evidenced by various incidences concerning operational emergencies, it is apparent that the lack of adequate maintenance has resulted in numerous contraventions of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards, which tends to affect service delivery and more so the health of Government officials. Even more severe, is the risk of equipment failure (boilers, lifts air-conditioning systems, etc.), which could potentially lead to catastrophic consequences for both the Department and the State.

The challenge however, I that over time the infrastructure budgets in the User Departments have reduced or been diverted to other key service delivery activities. The reduction in infrastructure budgets presents a significant risk with regard to the repair, refurbishment and maintenance of the portfolio and consequently renders the upkeep of the portfolio unaffordable. One of the pre-conditions for the existence and operationalization of the Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) is that it must adopt business-like principle and operate on a cost recovery basis. However, the PMTE is dealing with a historical challenge of Inadequate funding due to low tariffs charged to User departments. These tariffs do not adequately make provision for capital expenditure and also do not adequately make adequate provision for maintenance.

With respect to the maintenance backlog, the financial impact of improving the condition of the portfolio to an acceptable level is being quantified.

The Department, through the PMTE, is in discussion with the National Treasury to highlight the extent of the backlog and seek innovative solutions along with User departments to address this.

(b) The standard lease agreement contains provisions of how the Department is to handle maintenance and non-compliance issues. These range between minor works and major works. Minor works may be completed within a week to a month – whilst major works may take longer.

If a Landlord does not comply with the OHS Act (Act No. 85 of 1993) the Department reserves the right to put the Landlord into terms – failing which, the lease agreement may be terminated.

 

(c) Time Lines are dependent on the works:

Emergency and Minor Works – Within one week up to a month to implement – depending on the complexity of the works and availability of materials.

The medium to long term major works projects will take up to a year and may even be multi-year projects. This is due to the magnitude of the projects that involve budgeting (in line with MTEF processes); planning and design, public tendering, adjudication and project execution.

(4) A statement will be made as and when it is necessary to do so.

19 November 2018 - NW3286

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

In respect of the Department of Public Works:

 

(a) Yes, the National Department of Public Works awarded two contracts during the period 1 January 2009 to date to (a) Vox Telecommunications :

Contract 1:

(i) What service was provided?

Supply of sound reinforcement

(ii) What was the:

aa) Value

bb) Length of the tender/Contract

 

R 263 063.86

Once off

(iii) Who approved it

Head of Quotations Unit

(iv) Was it in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Yes, a competitive quotation process was followed.

Contract 2:

(i) What service was provided?

Installation of projector and sound reinforcement

(ii)  What was the:

aa) Value

bb) Length of the tender/Contract

 

R 497 852.89

Once off

(iii) Who approved it

Head of Quotations Unit

(iv) Was it in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Yes, a competitive quotation process was followed.

b) In respect of the Entities reporting to the Department of Public Works:

  1. Agrément South Africa

The entity did not award any contracts and/or tenders to Vox Telecommunications during the period in question.

2. Construction Industry Development Board

(b) Names and details furnished

Vox Telecommunications, Reg No: 2011/000797/07.

(i) What service was provided?

Web Hosting

 (ii) What was the:

aa) Value

bb) Length of the Tender/Contract

 

No amount was paid as due to failure to deliver by the Service Provider

The contract was terminated ( 2016)

(iii) Who approved it

Bid Adjudication committee

(iv) Was it in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Yes

3. Council of the Built Environment

(b) Names and details furnished

Data/Pro (Pty) Ltd T/A Vox Telecommunications in 2009

(v) What service was provided?

Internet Service Provider (ISP)

(vi) What was the:

aa) Value

bb) Length of the Tender/Contract

 

R 351,770.85

2009 – 2016

(vii) Who approved it

Accounting Authority

(viii) Was it in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Yes

4. Independent Development Trust

The entity did not award any contracts and/or tenders to Vox Telecommunications during the period in question.

19 November 2018 - NW2845

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the The Minister of Public Works

Whether he has been informed that members of his staff are approaching members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) individually, trying to convince IPID to buy the City forum building that IPID currently uses as its head office and owned by a certain person (name furnished); if so, who has given staff the mandate to approach members of the IPID in this regard?

Reply:

I have not been made not been made aware of members of staff of the Department of Public Works allegedly approaching members of the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) individually trying to convince the IPID to procure the City forum building. I would like to urge the Honourable Member to furnish me with details so that I can make the necessary follow ups on this matter. Should we find any evidence of wrongdoing, I assure the Honourable Member that will we will act swiftly and decisively on that.

19 November 2018 - NW3100

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the The Minister of Public Works

(1) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of art works owned by the Government and housed at government properties; (2) Whether any art works owned by the Government have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The National Department of Public Works is responsible for inventory management of furniture, movable equipment and art works in all Government buildings occupied by the department itself, the Presidency (Parliament, Union Buildings, and residences) Tuynhuys, Groote-Schuur Museum, John Langa Libalele Dube House, Ministerial offices and residences.

(1) The last audit conducted on art works owned by Government and housed at the abovementioned properties was concluded on 31 October 2017.

(2) (a) There are no art works that have gone missing in the past five financial years.

(b) There are no art works that have gone missing since 01 April 2018 to date.