Questions and Replies

02 September 2019 - NW486

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

02 September 2019 - NW485

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

(a) See the response above

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

(i) See the response in paragraph 1 above

(ii) See the response in paragraph 1 above

2. See response in paragraph 1 above

3. See response in paragraph 1 above

4. See response in paragraph 1 above

5. See response in paragraph 1 above

02 September 2019 - NW547

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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

ANNEXURE B

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

38

12,4082

FARM

7

426,6159

Grand Total

45

439,02

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

1,05

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

6

1,9895

POST OFFICE

1

0,05

PUBLIC WORKS

6

0,25

SA POLICE SERVICES

22

8,96

VACANT STAND

2

0,11

TOTAL

38

12,41

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

1

73,66

PUBLIC WORKS

1

57,0692

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

1,62

VACANT FARM

1

0,96

VACANT STAND

3

293,3091

TOTAL

7

426,6159

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

5

68,95

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

32

368,9309

UNREGISTERED

8

1,15

Grand Total

45

439,0241

02 September 2019 - NW546

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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

ANNEXURE A

 

 

ERF & FARM

   

DESCRIPTION

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

ERF

55

795,4183

FARM

69

32457,65258

TOTAL

124

33 253,07

ERF PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1

85,65

DEFENCE & MILITARY VET

2

0,0204

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

10

1,30

PUBLIC WORKS

4

0,60

SA POLICE SERVICES

33

4,38

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

1

0,08

VACANT STAND

1

0,03

WATER AFFAIRS

3

703,35

TOTAL

55

795,42

FARM PROPERTIES

   

USER DEPARTMENTS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

DEFENCE & MILITARY VETERANS

2

0,02

SA POLICE SERVICES

1

0,3187

TOURISM

21

7289,7544

TRANSPORT

1

139,22

VACANT FARM

5

110,79

VACANT STAND

2

0,09

WATER AFFAIRS

37

24 917,48

TOTAL

69

32457,67298

OWNERSHIP

   

OWNER DETAILS

NO. OF PROPERTIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

71

21 632,00

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

53

11 621,09

TOTAL

124

33253,09128

02 September 2019 - NW520

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW370

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

 

15 August 2019 - NW300

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW285

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Minister de Lille was appointed on 27 May 2019.

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

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

Job Title

Salary Level

Total Remuneration

Qualifications

Job Description

Start date

Chief of Staff

14

R1 251 183

Bachelor of Arts in Human and Social Sciences

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

12 June 2019

Administrative Secretary

13

R1 057 326

Diploma in Education

Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama

Manage the administrative activities within the office of the Executing Authority

15 July 2019

Private/ Appointments Secretary

13

R1 057 326

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources

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

11 July 2019

Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

13

R1 057 326

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

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

29 July 2019

Cabinet and Parliamentary Officer

11

R733 257

Senior Certificate

National Diploma, Journalism

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

22 July 2019

Community Outreach Officer

11

R733 257

Diploma in Public Administration and Local Government

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

8 July 2019

Assistant Appointments Secretary

09

R376 596

Senior Certificate with 5 years’ experience in administration

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

3 July 2019

Registry Clerk

07

R257 508

NQF Level 4 certificate in Office Administration

To provide registry services and administrative related services

22 July 2019

Secretary/ Receptionist (Cape town)

07

R257 508

Performer’s’ Diploma in Speech and Drama

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

21 June 2019

Secretary/ Receptionist (Pretoria)

07

R257 508

Bachelor of Arts in Politics

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

24 June 2019

15 August 2019 - NW203

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW204

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(a)

(i) Response in respect of the Department:

Department

Number of Vacancies

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

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI)

95

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

Proper Management Trading Entity (PMTE)

450

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

TOTAL: DPWI & PMTE

545

 

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

Name of Province

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

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

Gauteng

There are 370 vacant positions

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

KwaZulu Natal

There are 181 vacant positions

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

Limpopo

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

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

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

North West

There are 371 vacant positions

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

Mpumalanga

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

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

Western Cape

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

 

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

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

Eastern Cape

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

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

Northern Cape

There are 99 vacant positions

The posts will be filled by February 2021.

Free State

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW407

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

(a), (b), (ii)

2016/17 Financial Year

2017/18 Financial Year

2018/19 Financial Year

1 April 2019

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha

No. of Properties

Extent (Ha)

38

3554,16

4

705,21

8

715,61

6

1331,64

15 August 2019 - NW342

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW205

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

15 August 2019 - NW408

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

22 July 2019 - NW144

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 July 2019 - NW166

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Public Works

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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

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

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22 July 2019 - NW154

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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22 July 2019 - NW112

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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

 

08 July 2019 - NW17

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08 July 2019 - NW6

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

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

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

____________________________________________________________________

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.