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29 March 2019 - NW714

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Ngwenya, Ms G to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

Minister

Deputy Minister

(i) N/A

(ii) Audi

 

(i) N/A

(ii) Q7

 

(i) N/A

(ii) R960 140.00

 

(i) N/A

(ii) 18/05/2017

 

(aaa) N/A
(bbb) N/A

(aaa) N/A
(bbb) 18/05/2017

 

N/A

N/A

 

25 March 2019 - NW646

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What work does her department and the entitles reporting to her do with state-owned enterprises?" NW776E

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11 March 2019 - NW527

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her 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?”

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27 February 2019 - NW286

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

 

Number of tender briefings

in 2018

 

Number of Compulsory briefings

Department of Science Technology

6

 

5

Entities reporting to the DST

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

 

86

82

National Research Foundation

 

22

22

Technology Innovation Agency

 

3

3

Human Sciences Research Council

 

11

11

South African National Space Agency

 

5

1

Academy of Science of South Africa

 

None

None

21 December 2018 - NW3853

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her 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?

14 December 2018 - NW3920

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

1. The Department implemented Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) resolution 3 of 2009, for employees that qualified. There was no one on salary level 9 and 11 who qualified for upgrade.
2. This resolution is not applicable to entities

26 November 2018 - NW3457

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Londt, Mr J to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) (a] On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under her department’s curatorship and (b} what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under her department’s curatorshlp have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The department cloes not own any artwork.

    (b) Not applicable.

2. (a) Not applicable.

    (b) Not applicable.

20 November 2018 - NW3288

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entitles reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (I) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender?"

Reply:

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16 November 2018 - NW3391

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. Whether she has found it within normal parameters for three members of the Board of the National Research Foundation to come from a single University, the University of Johannesburg?

Reply:

 

1.1 Yes, The Board of the National Research Foundation (NRF) was appointed in line with section 6(3) of the NRF Act,1988 (Act No 23 of 1988) as amended by the Science and Technology Laws amendment, 2014 (Act No 7 of 2014). In terms of the Act, members of the NRF Board must all be persons who havs achieved distinction in the fields of research, technology, technology management, business or civil society, and they must broadly represent the higher education, broad scientific disciplines the business sector and civil society.

1.2  The three Board members from the University of Johannesburg were appointed to represent the sectors, namely; Higher Education; Broad Scientific Disciplines and Governance. Due consideration was also given to, among other things, the capacity of an individual to influence preferred outcomes (internally and externally) through his/her involvement on the Board, and the availability to meaningfully contribute their time and abilities to the affairs of the Board irrespective of their institutional association.

14 November 2018 - NW3150

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. What number of scientists currently receives funding from (I) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) what is the amount of funding received by each individual or group?

Reply:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Oversees six entities, namely, the National Reseamh Foundation (NRF), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Currently 6 967 researchers and scientists are supported by the DST and its entities through a number of projects and programmes. A total investment of R2.5b has been made towards this in the current year, details are provided in Table 1, below.

 

Table 1: DST and entitiss’ support towards scientists/researchers

Source of

Funding

Number

Researcher/Group

Funding

(R)

DST

403

 

212,087,703

 

144

Sector Innovation Fund

73,593,241

 

41

Water Technologies Demonstration and

Management Programmes

19,248,499

 

43

Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Catalysts,

Infrastructure and System

1,000,000

 

5

USAID Peer Projects

218,000

 

08

10

European Union Collaborale P acts

Indigenous Knowledge System

7,285,863

26,360,000

 

39

Strategic Health Innovation Partnership

SHIP)

66,588,000

 

Source of

Funding

Number

Researcher/Group

Funding

(R)

 

15

Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and

Biosciences Initiative (NTeMBl)

3,000,000

 

4

Sterile Insect Technique for Malaria

Mosquitoes Project

1,273,000

 

4

Wheat and Breeding Platform

13,500,000

 

NRF

4708

 

1,684,293,868

 

31

Academic Statistics Programme

6,130,126

 

7

African Coelecanth Ecosystem Programme

3,217,949

 

31

Academic Statistics Programme

6,130,126

 

7

African Coelecanth Ecosystem Programme

3,217,949

 

29

African Origins Platform

14,337,917

 

1

African Origins Platform - Research

147,499

 

1

Astronomy in Africa (Newton Fund)

1,500.000

 

15

Astronomy Sub-Agency Funding Programme

1,919,625

 

25

Blue Skies Research Programme

9,968,239

 

5

Centre of Excellence (CoE) Grants

59,601,428

 

1

CoE: Indigenous Knowledge Systems

8,000,000

 

40

Community Engagement Programme

13,507,ze2

 

477

Competitive Programme for Rated Reseamhers

127,486,515

 

244

Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers

43,403,363

 

11

Development Grant for Knowledge Fields Development (KFD)

1,345,679

 

1

DST-NRF CoE in Epidemiological Modeling

and Analysis

8,445,635

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Biomedical TB Research

11,862,714

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Birds

7,161,899

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Catalysis

s,ses,oo

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Integrated Mineral Resoumes and Analysis

12,151,063

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Invasion Biology

10,334,033

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Strong Material

14,287,643

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Tree Health Biotechnology

7,161,899

 

1

DST- NRF CoE in Tree Health Biotechnology

4,268,445

 

1

DST-NRF CoE in Palaeoeciences

12,155,063

 

20

DST-NRF Conference Fund

13,934,819

 

9

Education Research in South Africa

481,657

 

4

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/NRF Collaborative Research: Urban

Transformation in SA

1,528,268

 

5

ESRC/NRF Higher Education In Africa

3,519,957

 

4

ESRC/NRF International Centre Partnership

610,150

 

54

Foundational Biodiversity Programme

9,788,293

 

2

French South Afnca Institute of Technology/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2,760,548

 

40

Global Change Grand Challenge

47,104,215

 

18

Human and Social Dynamics in Development

7,432,663

Source of Funding

Humber

Researcher/Group

Funding

(R)

 

4

Human Capital Development for Multi-

Wavelength Astronomy

282,500

 

2

IEPD - Institutional Engagement and Partnership Development

509,632

 

1

Institutional Engagement and Partnership Development (IEPD) Flagship - UKZN

1,084,909

 

1

IEPD Flagship - UWC

830,407

 

1

IEPD Mobililty Support for UMP

150,000

 

3253

Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers

146,ses,s37

 

36

Indigenous Knowledge Systems

9,798,034

 

24

International Council of Scientific Unions

1,150,263

 

122

International Science and Technology

Agreements

38,723,226

 

5

International Research Grants (IRG) - Argentlna / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

673,458

 

8

IRG - BRICS Multilateral Joint Call

847,183

 

6

IRG - China / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

1B4,678

 

14

IRG - Egypt / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

1,307,71g

 

3

IRG - Finland / South Africa Reseamh Cooperation Programme

879,580

 

6

IRG - Flemish / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

2,698,674

       
 

14

IRG - France / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

1,249,520

 

12

IRG - Germany / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

3,391,626

 

14

IRG - India / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

2,238,121

 

8

IRG - Japan Society for the Promotion of

Science / NRF Research Cooperation

Programme

2,145,635

 

11

IRG - Kenya / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

1,081,289

 

10

IRG - Namibia / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

1,095,444

 

3

IRG - National Natural Science Foundation of China / NRF Research Cooperation Programme

389,905

 

3

IRG - NEPAD Flagship Programme

10,223,799

 

5

IRG - NRF/International Centre for Theoretical

Physics Joint Collaboration for Science Advancement

216,081

 

6

IRG - Poland / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

847,378

 

10

IRG - Romania / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

1,194,403

 

16

IRG - South Africa / Austria Joint Scientific and

Technological Cooperation Programme

1,976,553

 

 

Source of

Funding

Number

Researcher/Group

Funding

(R)

 

6

IRG - South Africa / Canada Research Chairs Mobility Initiative

459,053

 

2

IRG - South Africa / Canada Research Chairs Trilateral Partner9hips initiatives

431,907

 

6

IRG - South Africa / Uganda Cooperation Bilateral Programme

1,023,46e

 

4

IRG - South Africa / Wallonia-Brussels Federation Science and Technology

Research Collaboration Programme

369,899

 

1

IRG - South Africa/China Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration (Water

Research Flagship Projects)

6,660

 

5

IRG - South Africa/Tunisia Research Cooperation Programme

800,312

 

12

IRG - South Africa-Joint ln9titute for Nuclear Research (SA-JINR)-Grants for JINR Student

Practice

277,531

 

20

IRG - Sweden / South Affica Research Cooperation Programme

4,679,652

 

12

IRG - Switzerland / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

5,065,o7e

   

IRG - Taiwan / South African Research Cooperation Programme

1,149,283

       
 

12

IRG - UK / South Africa Rasearchar Links

Grants for Travel

1,961,770

 

4

IRG - Zambia / South Africa Research

Cooperation Programme

187,201

 

447

Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration

11,390,207

 

4

Nanotechnology Flagship Programme

389,348

 

22

National Bioinformatics functional Genomics bursary & research granting

7,167,714

 

59

National Equipment

154,914,522

 

1

National Institute for Theoretical Physics

8,000,000

 

3

Natural History Collections Funding Instrument

715,747

 

4

NRF - European Research Council Partnership

367,827

 

1

National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)/NRF Awards (Under Thuthuka)

1,492

 

1

Palaeo/Anthropology Trust

2,050,000

 

6

Research and Innovation Reward Programme

11,050,240

 

81

Research and Technology Fund

22,651,474

 

77

Research Development Grants for Y-Rated Researchers

8,094,221

 

87

Research Equipment Programme

6,977,415

 

29

SA National Antarctic Programme

38,680,172

 

15

SA Research Chairs

44,615,506

 

1

SA Research Chairs - Indigenous Knowledge

1,822,144

 

3

SA Research Chairs - Maths Education Chair Initiative

7,326,367

 

2

SA Research Chairs - Nano Technology

8,683,390

 

2

SA Research Chairs - Numeracy Chairs Initiative

6,92g,593

 

Source of Funding

Number

Researcher/Group

Funding

(R)

 

171

SA Research Chairs - Open

443,833,663

 

1

SA Research Chairs - PBMR

3,336,198

 

4

Sancor

214,843

 

17

Special Transformation Awards

1,572,537

 

101

Technology and Human Resources for

Industry Programme (THRIP)

72,331,645

 

624

Thuthuka

66,200,126

 

5

Vulnerable Disciplines - Developing Health

Sciences Research

700,000

 

CSIR

1664

 

530,010,802

 

84

Biosciances

77,437,020

 

159

Bullt Environment

52,132,354

 

382

Defence, Peace, Safety and Security

53,398,900

 

220

Implementation Unit

8,80,5000

 

72

Integrated Energy Centre

43,073,000

 

236

Materials Science and Manufacturing

106,818,631

 

86

Modelling and Digital Science

32,675,450

 

174

Meraka Institute

37,333,700

 

72

National Laser Centre

39,839,756

 

179

Natural Resources Environment

78,496,991

 
 

12

 

7,799,635

SANSA

1

Rhodes University

40,000

 

1

Universlty College London

150,000

 

9

NRF Funding

7,033,710

 

1

European Commission

576,025

 

TIA

180

TIA Programmes

115,000,000

HSRC

Not

applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

ASSAf

Not

applicable

Not applicable

 

14 November 2018 - NW3246

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Science and Technology:

What (a) amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three flnanclal years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayments periods for each loan in each case? REPLY: (a) (i) and (ii) (aa) (bb) (b) (c) (d) 2015/16 R’000 2016/17 R'000 2017/18 R'000 Since 1 April 2018 R'00O Department of Science and Technology(DST) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A Technology lnnovationAgency(TIA) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A South African National Space Agency(SANSA) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A National Research Foundation(NRF) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A Academy of Science of South Africa(ASSAf) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A Human Sciences Research Council(HSRC) Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A N/A N/A 4

Reply:

(a) (i) and (ii)

(aa)

(bb)

(b)

(c)

(d)

 

2015/16

R’000

2016/17

R'000

2017/18

R'000

Since 1 April 2018

R'00O

     

Department of Science and Technology(DST)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

Technology lnnovationAgency(TIA)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

South African National Space Agency(SANSA)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

National Research Foundation(NRF)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

Academy of Science of South Africa(ASSAf)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

Human Sciences Research Council(HSRC)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

01 November 2018 - NW3124

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether, since she served in Cabinet, she (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of her department's employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW 3489E

Reply:

(a) (i) No

(ii) (aa) No

(bb) No

(cc) No

(b) No

29 October 2018 - NW2841

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether an audit has been conducted on each building occupied by (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her for compliance; if not, why not; if so, what were the outcomes of each audit?”

22 October 2018 - NW2842

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) What is the total number of partnership projects that her department embarked on with the Chinese government since 1 January 2014 and (b) What is the estimated investment made by her department and the Chinese government?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in China run a Joint Research Programme under the Science and Technology Agreement signed by the parties in 1999. The Joint Research Programme is a joint mechanism for soliciting joint research projects from science communities in both countries, which are evaluated, ranked and funded with matched funds provided by the DST and the MOST. The DST funds the South African researchers and the MOST funds the Chinese researchers, with equal matched funds.

(b) The collaborative areas of joint research supported includes themes such as mining, traditional medicines, advanced materials, renewable energy, biotechnology, water research, palaeontology, environment and geosciences.

PLEASE FIND HERE: The tables below indicate the joint projects funded in line with the agreements negotiated between the DST and the NRF and the MOST and the Natural Science Foundation, China (NSFC).

02 October 2018 - NW2454

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the (a) name of each investing company that invested on land owned by (i) her department (ii) each entity reporting to her; and (b)(i) Nature (ii) value (iii) and length of each investment.

Reply:

Department

a)(i) name of each investing company t hat invested on land

b)(i) Nature of investments.

b)(ii)) value investments.

b)(iii) length of each investment.

DST

None

None

None

None

 

Entity

a)(i) name of each investing company t hat invested on land

b)(i) Nature of investments.

b)(ii)) value investments.

b)(iii) length of each investment.

CSIR

None

None

None

None

NRF

None

None

None

None

SANSA

None

None

None

None

HSRC

None

None

None

None

TIA

None

None

None

None

ASSAF

None

None

None

None

 

01 October 2018 - NW2714

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether her department is funding any research into renewable energy, block chain, and water saving; if so, what (a) is the total amount of the funding in each case and (b) are the relevant details of each research?

Reply:

(1) Block Chain is supported by the DST through research projects and human capital development. The total funding provided is R550 000.00 with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) spending R4 081 800.00 of their Parliamentary Grant on the application and understanding of blockchain and the wider distributed ledger technologies.

(2) Details of the research:

Between 2011 and 2017, the DST funded a human capacity development programme in Information Security. The programme funded mostly MSc and PhD candidates. Amongst the students funded were two MSc candidates who completed their studies in 2016, and their areas of research were related to the Blockchain, i.e.

(2.1) A study of the Blockchain involving its application to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) was conducted. The study assessed how the Blockchain functions and also assessed the application of the Blockchain to other systems other than cryptocurrencies, e.g. electronic voting, smart contracts, and intellectual property rights.

(2.2) On 19-20 July 2018, the DST through the Office of Digital Advantage (ODA), hosted a workshop that looked at Blockchain beyond its application in crypto-currencies. The workshop pulled together SMEs, and other role players. The long-term aim is to stimulate innovations for socio-economic benefits of distributed ledger technologies (DL Ts) and Blockchain technology in areas such as public health, agriculture, food safety/security, energy availability, environmental management etc. The DST, ODA and the CSIR are working on a concept to further unpack this work whose funding will extend beyond the CSIR.

(3) Renewable Energy initiatives supported by the DST amounts to R167 million (2018/19) that is split amongst the following interventions:

(3.1) Solar energy and Wind energy technologies - R27 million per annum;

(3.2) Bio-energy - R14 million per annum (algae based, lignocellulose based and decision support tools - R7 million and Research Chairs - R7 million);

(3. 3) Energy storage (to support performance of alternative/renewable energy) - R 15 million per annum; and

(3.4) Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies - R96 million per annum.

(4) The above mentioned investments are made in support of broader government initiatives in support of the National Development Plan, energy security and access (Integrated Resource Plan) with the intent of diversifying South Africa's energy portfolio (Integrated Energy Plan). The different focal areas have specific strategic plans articulating the desired outcomes.

(5) Water savings initiatives supported by the DST amounts to R2 540 000.00.

This includes demonstration projects and post-graduate research.

(6) Details of the demonstrations and post-graduate research:


(6.1) The DST through the Water Research Commission conducted a study into Water Efficiency for R200 000.00. The main finding in relation to non-revenue water and broader efficiency is that it is a highly mature and well invested RDI area in SA The major challenges lie in the implementation of recommendations by government (particularly at municipalities). In our view, water reuse needs to be considered in relation to water savings as well.

(6.2) In addition the DST funded 3 post-graduate students to a total of R640 000.00 with a focus on water savings through the following projects: Economic Analysis of water recovery from flue gas: A South African Case Study, UWC; Water recovery from flue gas through membrane technology, UWC; Assessment of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment and reuse, UKZN with one student focussed on agricultural water efficiency and savings.

(6.3) Three demonstration projects were conducted with the City of Johannesburg, who offered up test sites after a call to all municipalities to a total of R1.7 million. The City of Johannesburg not only provided test sites but also their staff to be trained on the technologies. The three technology demonstrations were for:

(6.3.1) Look.See Do, which is an augmented reality tool to assist technicians in municipalities to fix machinery. This can get around waiting for specialised technicians to fly out from Europe and elsewhere to assist with maintenance. The technician can assist the municipal technician through this tool without being physically present.

(6.3.2) Aquatrip is a technology that can assist with water leaks through detecting a drop in pressure, signifying a leak, and closing the valve in the pipe. This then alerts the consumer that there is a problem and the leak can be fixed and the valve reset, much like the trip switch on an electrical distribution board.

(6.3.3) Arumloo is a low flush toilet developed on Biomimicry principles.
The shape of the arum lily was the inspiration for the design of the toilet It allows for a complete flush to occur on 1.5 - 2.0 litres of water, which is significantly better than the current 6 litre flush of the smallest cistern.

28 September 2018 - NW2593

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. What (a) is the total number of (i) deputy Directors-General and (ii) chief directors employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in her department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; 2. what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to the Minister and (b) what is the total number of women in each case.

Reply:

1. (a)(i) 6 Deputy Director-Generals (DDG)

(ii) 21 Chief Directors (CD)

(aa) 3 Acting Chief Directors (CD)

(bb) 18 permanent Chief Directors (CD)

(b) 11 females in each case (1 DDG and 10 CD)

2.

Entity

(a)i

Number of Chief

Executive Officers

(a)ii

Number of directors of each entity reporting to the department

(b)

Number of women in each case

CSIR

01

06

04

NRF

01

06

02

SANSA

01

06

04

HSRC

01

10

06

TIA

01

05

03

Assaf

None

None

None

NACI

01

None

None

The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) is not a public entity. It is a Council, which is comprised of specialists that reports to CEO as secretariat to council. Currently the Council has an Acting CEO, who was seconded from the Department.

27 September 2018 - NW2737

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. Whether her department has any standing agreements and/or contracts with a certain person (Mr Melusi Ntuli), if not what is the position in this regard; if so,(a) when were the agreements and/or contracts signed and (b) what they for in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) does not have any standing agreement with Mr Melusi Ntuli.

The DST is the custodian of the Grassroots Innovation Programme, which is implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on behalf of the department. Mr Ntuli was a beneficiary to the programme. He concluded a Memorandum of Agreement with the CSIR on 29 November 2016 which was terminated on 21 July 2017, at his request.

Mr Ntuli has innovated the Chargeless Electric Engine, which is meant to be an alternative to the current piston and turbine engines. It has a PSDC motor that operates as the heart of the engine. The chargeless motor engine is also intended to be used in aircrafts and helicopter propulsion.

operates as the heart of the engine. The chargeless motor engine is also intended to be used in aircrafts and helicopter propulsion.

a) The Memorandum of Agreement between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Mr Ntuli was signed on 29 November 2016 and was terminated on 21 July 2017.

b) The agreement between Mr Ntuli and the CSIR was concluded to assist Mr Ntuli's innovation, the chargeless electric engine, with a technology assistance package. The Grassroots Innovation Programme assists beneficiaries with the following;

    • Product research and development with a subject matter expert at institutions of higher learning, science council and/ or technology transfer office;
    • Product design and machining support through a technology station with machining expertise;
    • Product electronic support through a technology stations with eleGtronics specific expertise;
    • Product testing with testing and certification bodies to meet/comply with standards body;
    • Intellectual Property protection of the innovation/ invention; and
    • Marketing and profiling of the innovators and their innovations.

The assistance granted to Mr Ntuli through the programme is valued at R205 096.00 and covered the payment for design and machining expertise, provision of management development support and training as well as marketing and profiling his innovation.

10 September 2018 - NW2334

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Mr N Paulsen to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. (a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) what dale was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; 2. (a) (i) what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years and {ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b) (i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?. NW2512E

Reply:


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31 August 2018 - NW2394

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. What number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for (i) less than 60 days, (ii) 60 to 90 days, (iii) 90 to 120 days and (iv) longer than 120 days; 2. What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:


1. 0

(a) NIA

(b) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

(iv) N/A

2. NIA

10 July 2018 - NW2053

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1.Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; 2. Whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. What number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); 4. What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case? NW2207E

Reply:


1. Yes
(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(c) (i) N/A
(ii)NIA

2. N/A

3. (a) N/A
(b) N/A


4. N/A

02 July 2018 - NW1936

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; 2. Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case? NW2093E

Reply:

1. The Department statistics stand as follows:


(i) Zero· from the department.

(ii) Entities.

(aa) 2016· two incidents.

(bb) 2017- two incidents.

(b) Yes.


2. Was each incident investigated, yes: what were the outcome of the investigation in each case? In 2016, the employee was dismissed during the disciplinary hearing process and in another incident, the employee resigned. In 2017, one employee resigned and another was given a final written warning and suspended for one month to attend a rehabilitation centre

02 July 2018 - NW1720

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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

Reply:

(1)

(2)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(i)

(ii)

(i)

(ii)

 

(i)

(aa)

(bb)

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

02 July 2018 - NW2033

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) What are the details of the (a) number of accident that vehicles owned by her department were involve(i) in each of the past three years financial years and (ii) since1 April 2018, (b) cost of repairs in each case and, (c)(i) number of and (ii) reason for vehicle being written off in each case; (2) Whether all vehicles owned by her department have tracking, devices Installed?

Reply:

1

 

(ii) 2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

(a)

(i) 01 (one)

N/A

01 (one)

01 (one)

(b)

R14 112.76

N/A

N/A

R11 469.94

(c)

(i)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(ii)

N/A

Disposed through Auction

N/A


2. YES

18 June 2018 - NW1833

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied her on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard ; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to her department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) Spouse accompanied the Minister on her international trips (b) No other family member accompanied her

(i) in the financial year 2017 /18 spouse qualified for two trips and he accompanied Minister on one trip to Germany

(ii) Since April 2018 Minister travelled with her husband to Switzerland, as per the Ministerial Handbook Chapter 6:3.1

(aa) Mr. S J Ngubane

(bb),(aaa) in the financial year 2017/18 Germany attending G20 Summit and the year 2018/19 Switzerland, Genava to attend the United Nations

Commission on Science and Technology for Development;

(bbb) Germany; and Switzerland, Geneva;

(cc), (aaa) R121, 139.25;

(bbb) Germany R55,042.49; and Switzerland R66, 096.76.

2. Both trips were approved by the Honourable President and there are no

further details.

MS MT KUBAYl-NGUBANE, MP

MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DATE: 15/06/2018

12 June 2018 - NW1885

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her and (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; 2. Was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) 0.

(i) 0.

(ii) 0.

(aa) 0.

(bb) 0.

(b) Not applicable.

2. Not applicable

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12 June 2018 - NW1664

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Services (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

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29 May 2018 - NW1482

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr. C Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the life style audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit.

Reply:

(a) No, the Honourable President made the announcement in year 2018 and therefore the matter can't relate to the past 3 years

(b) No
(c) No

(i) N/A.

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

(iv) N/A

(2) N/A

29 May 2018 - NW1493

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the total number of hectares of commercial farm land which have been declared as astronomy advantage areas in the Karoo"

Reply:

(a) The Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area declared by the Minister of Science and Technology in 2014 through a public participation process (Government Gazette Number 37434 of 2014, Notice Number 198) in terms of the Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act of 2007, includes 4459 farm portions with a total area of 11,349,628 hectares. This is approximately 30.5% of the entire land in the Northern Cape. Within the declared area, the two most common economic activities taking place on some of these farm portions are renewable energy facilities and sheep farming. Of the 4459 farm portions, 36 have been purchased for the purposes of SKA project roll-out and the total extent of this land is 128,000 hectares, about 1.1% of the declared area.

10 May 2018 - NW1111

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her and (b) (i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii)is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each individual who signed off on each contract? NW1203E

Reply:

(1) The information we have is unverified. I will provide details once the information is available.

10 May 2018 - NW572

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) Does her department have a working relationship with Mr Melusi Ntuli, who invented a chargeless electric engine, which is 100% green technology, if so, (a) what are the details of the specified relationship, (b) how is her department assisting him in developing and making prototypes of this invention and (c) what amount of funding has her department allocated towards this project? NW640E

Reply:

(1) Does her department have a working relationship with Mr Melusi Ntuli, who invented a chargeless electric engine, which is 100% green technology, if not why not?

The department established the Grassroots Innovation Programme as a means to improve access and participation in the national system of innovation. This programme specifically targets innovators who are not part of formal institutions of innovation nor have access to formal facilities critical for their innovative solutions. The department appointed the Technology Localization Implementation Unit (TLIU), of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as an implementing agent of the Grassroots Innovation Programme. When Mr. Ntuli approached the department requesting assistance with the development of his invention in 2016, the department swiftly responded and advised him to enroll in the Grassroots Innovation Programme. As this programme was implemented by the CSIR's TLIU, all participants of this programme entered into a contractual relationship with the CSIR. Mr. Ntuli duly signed a contract on 24 April 2016. The contractual relationship between Mr. Ntuli and the CSIR was terminated at Mr. Ntuli's insistence. The termination was finalized by 21 July 2017.

Prior to voluntarily terminating the contractual relationship which effectively ended his participation as a beneficiary of the Grassroots Innovation Programme, Mr. Ntuli was receiving prototype design assistance from the Durban University of Technology; had been provided with computer aided design equipment; had been profiled nationally and participated at the India Festival of Innovation, a platform intended to assist innovators to market and profile their innovations in India.

(2) if so, (a) what are the details of the specified relationship?

Since Mr. Ntuli's insistence of terminating the contractual relationship, there is no longer a relationship between him and the department. The department in its communication with indicating him that he is still . welcome to participate in the Grassroots Innovation Programme within its existing terms and conditions.

(b) how is her department assisting him in developing and making prototypes of his invention?

The Grassroots Innovation Programmes funds prototype development, technical training e.g. machining and tooling, computer aided design, markets and profiles innovation to raise awareness, etc. It does not fund accommodation costs nor does it pay stipends.

(c) what amount of funding has her department allocated towards his project.

The assistance granted by the programme to Mr. Ntuli is valued at R205 096.00 and covered the payment for prototype development, design and machining expertise, provision of management development support and training as well as marketing and profiling his innovation. This amount excludes the costs of CSIR and DST staff who assisted Mr. Ntuli in the development of his networks and for marketing his innovation.
 

12 March 2018 - NW368

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

I was not a Member of the Executive for the period requested. I only became a member of the Executive from 31 March 2017 and as a Minister of Science and Technology with effect of 26 February 2018.

 

QUESTION 368 FOR WRITTEN REPLY: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: MR MS MALATSI (DA): BUDGET FOR THE MINISTER OF SCIENNCE AND TECHNOLOGY'S PRIVATE OFFICE

INTRODUCTION

1. The above-mentioned question appears on the internal Question Paper No.2-2018 dated 16 February 2018 for written reply in the National Assembly. (Tag A).

2. A draft reply to the question is enclosed in Pocket 2 for the Minister's consideration.

RECOMMENDATIONS

3. It is recommended that the Minister approves the draft reply enclosed in Pocket 2.

DIRECTOR GENERAL
DATE: 07/03/2018

Reply approved
Proposed date for discussion:


MS M T KUBAYl-NGUBANE, MP

MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: 11/03/2018

26 February 2018 - NW121

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether, with reference to the research conducted by the University of Cape Town's molecular endocrinologist which found that the contraceptive Depo-Provera increases the risk of HIV, her department has conducted its own study to find out (i) whether the synthetic hormone could affect the body's immune system and increase the risk of contracting HIV; if not; (ii) why not; if so, (iii) what were the findings?"

Reply:

(i) The Department of Science and Technology has not supported studies aimed at investigating whether Depo-Provera could affect the body's immune system and increase the risk of contracting HIV.

(ii) My department is aware that there are other studies underway - that include researchers from WITS university in the "Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study, supported by the South African Medical Research Council- to determine the relationship, and there is therefore not a need for a duplicative study by the Department of Science and Technology.

(iii) N/A

 

26 February 2018 - NW333

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Science and Technology:

(1) (a) What amount did her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of OR Tambo on the (i) Africa News Agency 7 channel, (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community,(aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

1. (a) Non-applicable.

(a)(i) Non-applicable.

(a)(ii) Non-applicable.

(aa) Non-applicable and (bb) Non-applicable.

(a)(iii) Non-applicable.

(a)(iv) Non-applicable.

(aa) Non-applicable and (bb) Non-applicable.

1. (b) Non-applicable.

(b)(i) Non-applicable.

(b)(ii) Non-applicable.

(aa) Non-applicable and (bb) Non-applicable.

(b)(iii) Non-applicable.

(b)(iv) Non-applicable.

(aa) Non-applicable and (bb) Non- applicable.

18 February 2018 - NW142

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

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 the department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Minister and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Minister and (ii) their spouse, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy iYlinisters' widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a)(i) None

(a)(ii) None

(b)(ii) None

(b)(ii) None

(c) None

(d) None

 

18 December 2017 - NW3762

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (Travel With Flair Ltd ); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to specified company in each case. (b) Whether the specified company provided services related to to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (i) what was the travel route and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

1(a)

i) Services were procured

ii) Total amount paid

 

Services were procured

Total amount paid

Yes, the DST procured services through Travel With Flair Ltd from April 2012 to March 2015

International Air Travel (Int)

33 529 172

 

Domestic Air Travel (Dom)

30 673 628

 

Accommodation (Acc)

24 704 386

 

Paid to TWF

3 957 367

 

Car Hire (Car)

2 700 065

 

Transfers Domestic (Tra)

2 607 826

 

Accommodation International & Cross Borders (Aci)

2 024 718

 

Group Conference & Incentives (Cfr)

1 564 018

 

Air Charter International (Che)

1 340 151

 

Air Charter Domestic (Chw)

436 516

 

Car Hire Booking Cxl Penalty (Cap)

128 288

 

Airport Parking (Aap)

79 956

 

Insurance (Ins)

40 717

 

Railways, Bus , Ferry Res. (Rai)

28 460

 

Restaurant Reservation (Res)

23 156

 

Regional Ticket (Reg)

7 799

 

International Accommodation (Inh)

7 351

1(b)

Entity

  1. Services were procured
  1. Total amount paid

NRF

Yes, the NRF procured services through Travel With Flair Ltd from March 2016 to October 2017

Accommodation

R 4 696 493.53

   

Transfers and Shuttles

R 265 210.66

   

Car Hire

R 334 277.95

   

Conference

R 6 355 549.01

   

Domestic Air Travel

R 2 249 213.11

   

Insurance and Foreign exchange

R 15 930.12

   

International Air Travel

R 7 456 141.58

   

Visas and Passports

R 176 053.00

ASSAf

Yes, ASSAf procured services through Travel With Flair Ltd from 16 July 2016 to 31 October 2017

Booking of flights

R 2 200 989.80

   

Booking of accommodation

R 376 164.38

   

Car hire

R 32 407.95

   

Conferencing

R 47 8941.34

   

Travel insurance

R 7 580.00

SANSA

Yes, the SANSA procured services through Travel With Flair Ltd from 1 July 2017 to 20 November 2017

International Air Travel

R 532,308.00

   

Domestic Air Travel

R 527,910.00

   

Accommodation

R 405,122.00

   

Car Hire

R 96,723.00

   

Food & Beverage

R 39,722.00

   

Railway /Bus / Ferry

R 27,025.00

   

Transfers

R 25,275.00

   

Other

R 10,486.00

   

Regional Air Travel

R 3,449.00

   

Visas And Passports

R 2,879.00

   

Groups Conference & Incentives

R 2,850.00

   

Conference Venue Hire

R 1,000.00

   

Deposit Refundable

R 0.00

CSIR, TIA and HSRC

No, the CSIR, TIA and HSRC has not procure any services from Travel With Flair Ltd

Not applicable

Not applicable

2(a)

Entity

  1. Person travelled
  1. Route travelled
  1. Total amount paid

Yes, Travel with Flair Ltd provided services related to International Travel

Please refer to Annexure A

2(b)

Entity

  1. Person travelled
  1. Route travelled
  1. Total amount paid

NRF

Yes, Travel with Flair Ltd provided services related to International Travel

Please refer to Annexure B

ASSAf

Yes, Travel with Flair Ltd provided services related to International Travel

Please refer to Annexure C

SANSA

Yes, Travel with Flair Ltd provided services related to International Travel

Please refer to Annexure D

CSIR TIA, and HSRC

No, the CSIR, TIA and HSRC has not procured services from Travel with Flair Ltd in relation to international travel

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

29 November 2017 - NW3637

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for

Reply:

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Yes

The land is located on Portion 3, Scientia 627 Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria East

4.9496 hectares

Office building for the DST

Technology Innovation Agency

Yes

Remainder of Portion 84 of the Farm Moerasrivier No. 233; Division George in the Eastern Cape Province

11.8737 hectares

The land was acquired as security for funding a project that failed, that was housed at the farm. Ministerial approval has been obtained in terms of PFMA Section 54(2) to dispose of the farm and the transfer is expected to be completed before the end of March 2018

South African Space Agency (SANSA)

Yes

Westcliffe suburb of Hermanus in the Western Cape.

16 hectares

The land is used to house the Space Science Facility of SANSA, which includes a magnetically clean area and is specified in the title deed as for "scientific use only".

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Yes

Pretoria- Scientia 627 Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria East.

170 hectares

Research and Development

 

Yes

Stellenbosch- Erf 4909, Stellenbosch, Western Cape (Jan Cillers Street)

4.3650 hectares

Research and Development

 

Yes

Rosebank - Erf 140278 and remaining Extend of Erf 44291, Cape Town (Lower Hope Road)

1.0442 hectares

Research and Development

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

 

Yes

Johannesburg - Portion 167 of the farm Braamfontein 53 IR, (Cnr Menton and Frost Avenues) and Portion 10 of the Farm Emmarentia 52 IR, City of Johannesburg (Cnr Rustenburg and Carlow Roads)

3.5261 hectares

Research and Development

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Yes

Erf 3242, City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province; 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria

7.655 square meters

The land is used for housing the HSRC.

National Research Foundation (NRF)

Yes

Portion 1 of the farm Scientia No. 627, Meiring Naude Road CSIR Campus Brummeria; Pretoria

2.8187 hectares

Office buildings for RISA and Corporate constructed on the land

 

Yes

Portion 4 of the farm No. 996, Blue Downs, Stellenbosch; Old Faure Road; Faure Cape Town

37.2254 hectares

Research laboratories, mainly with some office space for iThemba LABS

 

Yes

Portion 6 of the farm Kuilenburg No. 96, Sutherland

535.5667 hectares

Research and office buildings for SAAO

 

Yes

Stand 26423, Observatory, Cape Town

9.7620 hectares

Research and office buildings for SAAO

 

Yes

Stand No. 2859, 211 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria

5102 sqm

Office buildings for use by SAASTA, of which some office space let out

National Research Foundation - Square Kilometer Array (SKA)

Yes

Portion 1 Erf 1, Observatory, Johannesburg 18 A Gill street

3.8495 hectares

Office building for use by SAASTA, of which some of the space is let out SAASTA

 

Yes

Mey's Dam Farm No 68, Fraserburg Regional District Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

7046.0463 hectares

Office building and storage facility. Science and MeerKAT antennaes constructed

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

 

Yes

LAND003 Blauuw Heuvel No96 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

5465.0025 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) - SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

LAND004 Groot Paarde Kloof Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District NC

7779.923 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) - SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

LAND005 Waterkloof & DeHoek Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

6494.0401 and 4667.1001 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) - SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

LAND006 Ptn1 Farm Schiet Poort Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

1571.9601 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) - SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

LAND007 Ptn2 Farm Schiet Poort Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

1571.9748 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

LAND008 Boter Leegte (Lovedale) Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

5382.0434 hectares

Science (Antennae's to be constructed) SKA Phase 1

 

Yes

Pnt 3 Farm Visserskloof No 69

Pnt 2 Farm Blaauwpoort No 71

RE Plot 4 Van Wyksvlei

Plot 149 Van Wyksvlei Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

4355.4765 hectare

2753.9231 hectare

1827.8670 hectare

913.9345 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

 

Yes

Pnt 4 Farm Narrogna No 200

Pnt 2 Farm Zout Rivier No 71

Farm Zout Rivier 71 Karoo Hppgland Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

1322.4205 hectare

1462.0489 hectare

1487.3191 heectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 1 Farm Rooizand No 72 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Nortern Cape

3809.8590 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Rooizand 72 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

3809.9209 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 2 Farm Visserkloof No 69

Farm Dubbelde No 63

Pnt Farm Willem

Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

4364.4744 hectare

3471.6445 hectare

2648.2299 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Erf 1883 Carnarvon Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

1982 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 3 Farm Zoutrivier Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

4386.0966 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

 

Yes

Farm Jaskloof No 76 Karoo

Pnt 1

Farm Jaskloof no 76

Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

3681.6733 hectare

3660.8330 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 1 Farm Visserskloof No 69 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

8730.1999 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 1 Farm Swartfontein 496 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

2288.3589 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 1 Farm Zoutrivier No 71 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

4386.0966 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Pnt 2 Farm Pofadderfontein No 494

Pnt 1 Farm Pofadderfontein No 495

Farm 117

Farm 118

Farm 119

Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

2220.2674 hectare

2220.2627 hectare

1243.305 hectare

23.1264 hectare

46.2527 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

(a) and (b) Whether Department/ Entity owns land

(i) where each plot of land is located

(ii) what is the size of each specified plot

(iii) what each plot is currently used for

 

Yes

Pnt 2 Farm Pofadderfontein No 495

Pnt 3 Farm Pofadderfontein No 495 KarooHoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

1882.1315 hectare

1756.9467 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

Farm Scietpoort no 64 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

3165.0657 hectare

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

 

Yes

SERVITUDES:

Pnt 1 of Farm Waterval

Farm Waterval

Pnt 1 Riet Poort 75 Karoo Hoogland, Fraserburg Regional District Northern Cape

Unknown

Unknown

Science (Antennae's to be constructed)

South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

Yes

Erf 66 Floris street, Colbyn, Hatfield, Pretoria

2500 sqm

Office Building

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Advisory Committee on Innovation (NACI)

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

National Intellectual Property

Management Office

(NIPMO)

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

27 November 2017 - NW3585

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case.

Reply:

(i)

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

 

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

DST

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

(ii) Entities

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

 

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

(a)

(b)

HSRC

13

R160 432.55

6

R64 673.43

20

R358 300.44

Nil

R0.00

TIA

96

R747 415.30

3

R638 162.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

SANSA

9

R20 387 413.93

1

R132 558.67

3

R66 755.42

2

R1 142 322.42

NRF

53

R549 973.00

23

R709 602.00

14

R1 311 780.00

121

R1 332 878.00

CSIR

758

R13 300 978

165

R2 096 378.00

93

R890 065.00

286

R5 127 789

ASSAF

Nill

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

Nil

R0.00

15 November 2017 - NW3468

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

1. How many officials and /or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years. 2. are any if the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

1. The Department granted permission to employees as follows:

  • 2015-2016 = 01 employee
  • 2016-2017 = 07 employees
  • 2017-2018 = 09 employees

2. Only 1 employee was doing business with the government.

(a) Cleaning and vegetation with Eskom

(b) 2014-2016;

(c) R35 506,95 payable every second or third month. The employee has since resigned from company.

 

15 November 2017 - NW3496

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1)What is the total amount of her department's budget that was spent on research and development into cybersecurity measures in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(1) In 2016/17 there were 2 multi-year projects that were being funded and are in the cyber/information security space.

a) The development of a prototype for the Biometric Recognition of Minors. Its total budget over 2015/16 - 2017/18 is R 14 977 561, of which R 8 648 983 was for 2016/17. In its conceptualisation the project received endorsement from the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA), and is being implemented by the CSIR.

b) The implementation of the Network Emulating and Simulation Laboratory (NESL). Its total budget over 2014/15-2016/17 was R7 887 000. of which R1 049 500 was for 2016/17. The project was funded through the High-end Infrastructure grant. The NESL is a platform that aims to provide cybersecurity researchers with the ability to perform network bandwidth modelling, cybersecurity training, device security research and advanced analytics to study cyber risk and to deliver effective and practical security solutions. It is implemented by CSIR.

Therefore, the total investment for investment for 2016/17 is R9 698 483.

15 November 2017 - NW3365

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) (a) What programmes of the National Research Foundation's (NRF's) budget will benefit from its decision to cut funding to over 2 000 rated researchers by 90% from 1 January 2018, (b) what amount will be saved, and (c) what precisely will the savings be used for; (2) were other areas of possible savings considered so as to reduce the shock effect of the 90% decrease; if not why not; if so, (a) what are the details, and (b) why were these areas not included in the NRF's savings plan, (3) has the NRF done a cost-benefit analysis of what will be lost as a result of the 90% decrease, in terms of (a) student education and (b) research outputs; if not, in each case, why not, if so, what were the findings in each case?

Reply:

1. The number of A and B rated researchers is 831 and not 2 000. The restructuring of the Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers (IFRR) instrument will benefit emerging and early career researchers as well as established researchers through the following instruments, viz., (i) Competitive programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR); (ii) Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR); and (iii) Thuthuka.

Based on the current MTEF budget, it is estimated the approximately R30 million per annum will be re-directed and used to supplement the above funding instruments.

2. Yes, all areas of possible savings were considered in terms of the NRF's operational and financial sustainability plans. However, only the IFRR programme was deemed relevant in terms of the directive from the National Treasury that the NRF must implement measures to increase cost savings without compromising its core mandate of research support and advancement.

3. The IFRR programme was never intended to be a primary instrument of the allocating research grants and driving student education or research output. The R30 million released from restructuring the IFRR constitutes only 1.25% of the R2.4 billion annual allocations for researcher and postgraduate and student support. The released funds will be re-allocated for researcher and student support through other funding instruments.

 

15 November 2017 - NW3190

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black owned service provider paid?"

Reply:

1. (a) Refer to Annexure A for the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

(b) Refer to Annexure B for entities.

2. (a) Refer to Annexure A, column H for the services provised, for the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for the entities.

(b) Refer to Annexure A, column F for the amount spent per service provider for DST.

Refer to Annexure B for entities.

3. (a) The following has reference:

 

Black Owned

The DST

759

Entities

1453

(b) Refer to Annexure C, column H for the contracts awarded to black owned suppliers by the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for the entities.

(c) Refer to Annexure C, column G for amount paid to black owned suppliers for the DST.

Refer to Annexure B for entities.

06 November 2017 - NW3330

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) Whether the (a) Chief Executive Officer and (b) Chief Financial Officer of entities reporting to her are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end? NW3719E

Reply:

No

Entity

1 (a)

1 (b)

1

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

No

No

2

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

No

No

3

South African National Space Agency ( SANSA)

No

No

4

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

No

No

5

National Research Foundation (NRF)

No

Yes

6

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)

No

N/A*

7

National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI)

No

N/A

2. 

Entity

2 (a)

2(a)

2(b)(i)

2(b)(ii)

CSIR

CEO

Dr T Dlamini

1 February 2017

31 January 2022

 

CFO

Ms A van Tonder

( Acting CFO )

1 September 2017

30 November 2017

TIA

CEO

Mr Barlow Manila

1 April 2015

31 March 2020

 

CFO

Mr Wener van der Merwe

1 January 2015

31 December 2019

SANSA

CEO

Dr V Munsami

1 January 2017

31 December 2021

 

CFO

Ms Bulelwa Pono

1 May 2016

30 April 2021

HSRC

CEO

Prof Crain Soudien

1 September 2015

31 August 2020

 

CFO

Ms Crystal Abdol

1 September 2017

30 August 2019

NRF

CEO

Dr Molapo Qhobela

1 January 2016

31 December 2018

ASSAF

CEO

Prof Roseanne Diab

1 May 2008

31 December 2018

NACI

CEO

Dr Mlungisi Cele

(Acting)

17 August 2015

16 February 2018

20 October 2017 - NW3016

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year; (2) What is (a) total estimate amount that will paid out in bonuses to the employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?”

Reply:

1. Question 1 answers on bonuses paid out to employees in 2016/17:

(a) The total amount to be paid in bonuses to employees is not available. The projections have not been submitted as yet for the Minister’s approval.

(b) Detailed breakdown of the bonus will be made available as soon as the Minister has approved the payment of bonuses to employees.

2. Question 2 answers on bonuses to be paid out to employees in 2017/18:

(a) The total estimate amount that will be paid out in bonuses for 2017/18 financial year will be 1.5% of the compensation budget.

(b) Detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level will be known after 2017/18 annual assessments are finalised.

16 October 2017 - NW2095

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether (a) her department and/or any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and /or internationally; if so, (aa) (aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

(a) Department of Science and Technology

The Department has a mandate of overseeing the national system of innovation (NSI), thus to create and enabling environment for the NSI to unlock the potential for economic growth trough science, technology and innovation. The basis for this is the creation of new knowledge through research and development (R&D), and exploitation thereof. In achieving this, the Department and its six entities , namely, the

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Academy of Science South Africa (ASSAF), and the National Research Foundation (NRF) perform research and disburse funding to various institutions that conduct research and development. Table details of funding transferred to various institutions for R&D projects (bbb).

Table 1: Institutions supported by DST

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Supported since:

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

University of the Western Cape

2008

R5.3m

North-West University

2014

R7.6m

Agricultural Research Council

2003

R400.m

South African Medical Research Council

2012

R316.4m

Nelson Mandela University

2016

R750 000

Forestry South Africa

2014

R25m

Winetech

2015

R12m

Fresh Produce Exports Forum

2014

R30m

Sugar Milling Research Institute

2016

R15m

Paper Manufactures Association of South Africa

2015

R9m

Citrus Research International

2015

R15m

Stellenbosch University

2016

R341 824

Water Research Council

2014

R35.5m

South African National Biodiversity Institute

2015

R1.5m

Department of Environmental Affairs

2015

R2.8m

University of Cape Town

2015

R12.8m

Pelchem

2012

R93.8m

Tswane University of Technology

2014

R330 000

University of the Witwatersrand

2014

R330 000

(b) DST entities

The disbursement of research and technology development funds is primarily the function of the NRF and TIA, respectively. The NRF has a dual mandate to disburse research funds and conduct in-house R&D through national facilities. In 2013, the Minister of Science and Technology published a set of regulations on which institutions the NRF can support ("Declaration of Research Institutions fundable by the NRF"). The NRF adheres to this 'Declaration' document in deciding which institutions to support. It must be pointed out that according to the Declarations, these institutions are public research institutions that conduct basic research (in line with the mandate of the NRF) and are established by relevant Acts to support basic research priorities of different line departments. Examples in this regard include the South African National Parks, the South African Weather Services, and the Onderstepoort Biological Products. TIA supports organisations that are aligned with its mandate of innovations through technology development, and o not have grant-making functions. Tables 2 to 4 provide details of the institutions funded by TIA,NRF, and SANSA.

Table 2: TIA

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Supported since

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

Agricultural Research Council

2010

R48.5m

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2010

R82.3m

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

2010

R98.1m

Central University of Technology

2010

R34.1m

Durban University of Technology

2010

R28.6m

Fort Hare University

2010

R5.4m

MINTEK

2010

R0.2m

Medical Research Council

2010

R2.2m

Mangosuthu University

2012

R36.2m

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited

2010

R5.3m

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

2010

R134.6m

North West University

2010

R87.1m

Onderstepoort Biological Products

2012

R37.1m

Rhodes University

2010

R3.2m

Tshwane University of Technology

2010

R110.5m

University of Cape Town

2010

R136.8m

University of the Free State

2010

R40.3m

University of Johannesburg

2010

R57.4m

University of Kwazulu Natal

2010

R17.8m

University Limpopo

2010

R26.1m

University of Pretoria

2010

R77.1m

University of Stellenbosch

2010

R67.7m

University of Venda

2010

R5.0m

University of Zululand

2012

R1.9m

University of Western Cape

2010

R16.8m

Wits University

2010

R34.3m

Vaal University of Technology

2012

R57.0m

Walter Sisulu University of Technology

2012

R11.1m

mLab

2015

R5.5m

Innovation Hub

2012

R29.2m

Table 3: NRF

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

Africa Institute of South Africa

2014

R94 000

African Equations

2003

R120 000

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

2016

R6.7m

African Renaissance Development Institute

2002

R54, 000

Agricultural Research Council

2002-2016

R186,7m

Albany Museum

2002-2016

R3,2m

Amathole Museum

2005-2016

R613 540

Atomic Energy Corporation

2005

R11 804

Bayworld Centre for Research and Education

2015-2016

R1,3m

Black Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals

2006

R30 000

Border Technikon

2002-2006

R723 795

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2002-2016

R184.4m

Central University of Technology

2002-2016

R71.9M

Centre for Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education

2002 and 2005

R357 966

Centre for Education Policy Development

2008-2009

R740 878

Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR)

2015

R110 489

Centre of Science & Technology of the Non-aligned and other Development

2006

R63 870

Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)

2007-2016

R22.3m

Coaltech 2020

2007-2008

R3.1m

Committee on data for Science and Technology

2003-2006

R104 638

Consumer goods council of South Africa

2006

R21 043

Council for Geoscience

2006-2016

R4.5m

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

2002-2016

R335.8m

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

2011-2016

R1.2m

Department of Environmental Affairs

2004-2011

R38.3m

Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

2002-2016

R3.7m

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

Durban University Technology

2002-2016

R945 106

Durban Natural Science Museum

2013-2016

R176.3m

East Coast Biotech Trust T/A Lifelab

2008-2010

R1.4M

East London Museum

2009-2016

R705 577

Eastern Cape Technikon

2002-2006

R2.1m

Elsenburg Agricultural Research Centre

2007-2016

R13.3m

Endangered Wildlife Trust

2005

R11 060

eThekwini Muncipality

2005-2008

R320 716

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

2002-2016

R3.1m

Foundation for education, science and technology

2003

R150 000

Gwala khumalo vilakazi aids cancer research centre

2004

R80 000

Hartebeeshoek Radio-Astronomical Observatory

2004 and 2006-2012

R64.5M

Hermanus Magnetic Observatory

2003 and 2055-2011

R19.9m

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

2002-2016

R15.8M

Institute for Soil, Climate and Water

2002-2006

R216 796

Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Crops

2004-2006

R684 920

International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB)

2008 and 2013-2016

R14.3m

iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator- Based Sciences

2002-2016

R208.8m

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

2002-2016

R17.1m

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

2002-2016

R3.1m

KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

2002, 2005, 2006 and 2016

R248 843

Mangosuthu University of Technology

2002-2016

R26.2m

McGregor Museum

2005, 2014-2015

R640 147m

Mintek

2003-2012

R45.0m

Mpumalanga Parks Board

2006 and 2008

R12 191

MTN Sciencentre

2003

R25 000

National Bioinformatics Network

2005

R1.4m

National Centre of Atmosperic Research

2003

R71 265

National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)

2002-2015

R5.9m

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

2009-2014

R6.5m

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)

2009-2011 and 2013

R820 672

National Museum

2002-2016

R13.1m

National Zoological Gardens

2008-2016

R54.2m

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

2002-2016

R72.3m

North-West University

2002-2016

R740.3m

Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (NECSA)

2005 and 2007-2016

R46.6m

Oceanographic Research Institute (SAAMBR)

2002-2016

R12.9m

Palaeo-Anthropology Trust

2002-2016

R30.4m

PBMR (PTY)Ltd

2008-2010

R228 056

Peninsula Technikon

2002-2016

R13.1m

Port Elizabeth Museum (Bayworld)

2002-2016

R16.6m

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

Port Elizabeth Technikon

2002-2011

R24.8m

Rhodes University

2002-2016

R467.4m

SA Medical Research Council

2002-2005

R724 920

Sea Fisheries Research Institute

2006-2007

R150 000

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

2012-2016

R 21.2m

South African Astronomical Observatory

2005-2012

R110.4m

South African Environmental Observation Network

2005 and 2008-2012

R55.3m

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

2002-2012

R74.7m

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

2005-2012

R220.1m

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRAC)

2006-2012

R25.4m

South African National Biodiversity Institute

2002 and 2005-2016

R16.8m

South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

2011-2016

R22.7m

South African Sugar Association Experiment Station

2003-2004

R102 000

South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI)

2007-2016

R2.5M

South African Weather Services

2009 and 2013-2016

R585 520

Southern Cape Herbarium

2002,2006 and 2008

R85 000

Square Kilometre Array South Africa

2008,2010 and 2013

R1.5m

Stellenbosch University

2002-2016

R2.1b

Technikon Northern Gauteng

2002-2004

R794 439

Technikon North-West

2002-2004

R67 608

Technikon Pretoria

2002-2007

R16.7m

Technikon SA

2002-2004

R298 717

Technikon Witwatersrand

2002-2007

R13.8m

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

2010

R735 000

Tshwane University of Technology

2005-2012

R388.5m

University of Cape Town

2002-2016

R2.4b

University of Fort Hare

2002-2016

R209.5m

University of Johannesburg

2002-2016

R557.4m

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2002-2016

R1.1b

University of Limpopo

2002-2016

R172.4m

University of Mpumalanga

2016

R181 905

University of Pretoria

2002-2016

R1.3b

University of South Africa

2002-2016

R169.1m

University of Free State

2002-2016

R409.8m

University of the North

2002-2008

R18.2m

University of the North (Qwaqwa Campus)

2002-2004

R3.9m

University of the Western cape

2002-2016

R724.4m

University of the Witwatersrand

2002-2016

R1.6b

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

University of Venda

2002-2016

R138.1m

University of Zululand

2002-2016

R109.0m

Vaal University of Technology

2002-2016

R84.0m

Vista University

2002-2003

R1.1m

Walter Sisulu University

2002-2016

R90.5m

Water Research Commission

2006

R12 000

International

   

Brigham Young University

2003-2004

R215 729

Brown University

2002

R205 095

Clarkson University

2003-2005

R238 341

Cornell University

2002-2004

R231 681

Emory University

2004

R5 000

Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nuernberg

2003-2004

R228 660

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

2005-2006

R691 425

Icamagu Institute

2003

R65 550

International Continental DRILLING Programme

2005-2006

R274 300

International Federation for Information Processing

2005-2006

R25 255

International Union of Microbiological Societies

2005-2006

R33 155

Inyathelo Training & Development

2002-2003

R115 000

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

2003-2006

R325 265

Leiden University

2002-2005

R373 370

Mcgill University

2004

R5 000

Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN)

2003-2004

R53 911

Monash South Africa

2010-2012

R67 040

Musicon

2004

R2 000

Northwestern University

2003

R5 000

Nova Southeastern University

2006

R5 000

Oregon State University

2004

R5 000

Pennsylvania State University

2005-2006

R237 332

PSYSSA

2006-2007

R66 722

Queen's University at Kingston

2002-2004

R259 677

Rutgers University

2003

R83 790

Sebmor Exclusive Clothing Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

2004

R10 000

Swedish School of Agricultural Science

2003

R5 000

The London School of Economics & Political Science

2003

R101 585

The University of IOWA

2003-2005

R282 401

The University of Reading

2005-2006

R248 857

Universiteit Antwerpen

2002-2003

R308 238

University College London

2004

R5 000

University of Arizona

2003

R253 085

University of Cambridge

2004-2005

R15 000

University of Chicago

2005

R5 000

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

University of Connecticut

2005

R102 995

University of Dhuram

2004-2006

R313 723

University of East Anglia

2005-2006

R100 000

University of Florida

2005-2007

R240 678

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2003-2004

R250 975

University of London

2002-2008

R604 138

University of Manchester

2005-2007and 2011

R442 893

University of Maryland

2003

R5 000

University of Oxford

2005

R5 000

University of Southampton

2004

R420 428

University of Strathclyde

2002

R5 000

University of Tasmania

2002-2003

R190 062

University of Uppsala, Sweden

2004-2005

R200 465

University of Victoria

2002

R5 000

University of Washington

2002-2003

R199 071

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2002

R5 000

University of Zurich

2002-2003

R228 078

Wageningen University

2005

R5 000

Table 4: SANSA

Institution

(aa)(aaa)

Period of support

(bb)

Funding

(cc)

University of Kwazulu Natal

2011-2017

R2.1m

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2015-2017

R16.5m

10 October 2017 - NW2228

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Bozzoli, Prof B to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

With reference to the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI), (a) how many chairs have been established in the past fifteen years and (b) in each case, what are relevant details with regard to the (i) chair field, (ii) university host, (iii) occupant and (iv) total cost of the chairs programme in each specified year; (2) (a) how many chairs have (a) been renewed and (b) not been renewed at the end of each five – year cycle and (b) what were the reasons in each case?”

Reply:

1. (a) The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) was established in 2005; and to date, 199 research chairs have been awarded, of which 195 are filled and four are vacant.

(b) (i) Of the 195 filled research chairs, 81 (42%) are in the natural and agricultural Sciences, 59 (30%) are in the humanities and social sciences 39 (20%) are in health and medical sciences, and 16 (8%) are in engineering and applied technology fields.

(ii) of the 199 awarded research chairs, 12 (6%) are hosted by the universities of technology (UoTs), 25 (13%) by comprehensive universities and 162 (81%) by traditional universities;

(iii) SARChI is a strategic programme of government aimed at attracting established researches from industry and abroad to the higher education sector. Of the 195 filled research chairs, 152 (78%) research chairs are occupied by established researchers drawn from local higher education institutions, and 43 (22%) research chairs are occupied by established researchers attracted from industry and abroad; and

(iv) a total amount of R2 billion has been invested by the Department of Science and Technology (DST); and in the same period, more than 4 billion was leveraged from other sources by the research chairs. The total cost of SARChI in each specified year is summarized in Table 1.

Table 1: SARChI investment over years

Service Year

Award Year

Total No. of Chairs

Total (R '000)

0

2017

195

482 200

1

2016

190

471 500

2

2015

149

376 500

3

2014

142

350 400

4

2013

124

309 800

5

2012

91

229 700

6

2011

90

227 000

7

2010

79

183 500

8

2009

72

166 000

9

2008

70

161 000

10

2007

34

80 000

11

2006

3

7500

2. (a) All research chairs that underwent the first five-year review cycle were renewed. In 2015/16 financial year, a research chair in indigenous Knowledge Systems that was held by Prof. NI Goduka at the Walter-Sisulu University (WSU) was rescinded due to internal institutional issue which led to lack of performance by chair.

(b) During the last quarter of the 2016/17 financial year, a second five-year review process was initiated for a total of 70 research chairs that were established between 2005 and 2008. This process is still underway. A comprehensive report with reasons for not renewing some research chairs will be made available before the end of the 2017/18 financial year.

03 October 2017 - NW2897

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i) CURRENT AND NON-CURRENT ASSETS

ACCOUNT NAME

CURRENT

ASSETS

NON-CURRENT

ASSETS

TOTALS

Staff debts

143,584.32

62747.41

192,791.56

Claims recoverable: Households

973,964.05

82,606.61

1,056,570.66

Claims recoverable: Interdepartmental claims

9,693.22

-

9,693.22

Damaged vehicles

159,131.60

250,615.42

409,747.02

 

1,286,373.19

395,969.44

1,682,342.63

(a)(b)(i)(bb)(aaa) UNLISTED INVESTMENT DIRECTLY HELD

NAME OF THE ENTITY

NET ASSET VALUE OF THE INVESTMENT

Biological Vaccine Institute (BIOVAC)

86,123,000.00

(a)(b)(ii) CURRENT AND NON- CURRENT ASSETS AS AT 31 MARCH 2017

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

R'000

Non-Current assets

794 654

Property Plant and Equipment

762 907

Interest in joint ventures and associates

20 216-

Interest in subsidiaries

5 436

Trade and other receivables

6 095

Current Assets

1 475 465

Trade and other payables

275 777

Cash and Cash Equivalents

1 099 124

Inventory and contracts in progress

100 564

Technology Innovation Agency

R'000

Non-current assets

50 234

Property and equipment

15 892

Loans and Receivables

5 029

Investments in associates

3 013

Other financial assets

26 300

Current assets

 

Trade and other receivables

3 417

Cash and cash equivalents

64 567

Prepayments

3 578

Academy of Science of South Africa

R'000

Non-current assets

526

Property and equipment

420

Intangible assets

106

Current assets

28 441

Other financial assets

7 886

Receivables from non-exchange transactions

118

Receivables from exchange transactions

1 776

Cash and cash equivalents

18 659

Human Sciences Research Council

R'000

Non-current assets

238 000

Property and equipment

234 459

Intangible assets

3 383

Pre-payments and advances

35

Operating lease receivables

123

Current assets

123 172

Cash and cash equivalents

61 307

Trade and other Receivables

43 727

Inventories

5 986

Pre payments and advances

6 373

Vat receivables

5 779

SANSA

R'000

Non-current assets

364 813

Property and equipment

344 714

Intangible assets

20 099

Current assets

172 021

Cash and cash equivalents

150 758

Receivables from exchange transactions

20800

Inventories

463

National Research foundation

R'000

Non-current assets

2 248 134

Property and equipment

2 148 038

Intangible assets

46 200

Heritage assets

15 479

Investments in associates

18 447

Employee benefit asset

3 701

Prepayments

16 269

Current assets

1 998 576

Inventories

7 080

Other financial assets

615 914

Grants paid in advance

409 205

Receivables from exchange transaction

471 602

Cash and cash equivalents

494 775

(aa)(aaa) LISTED ASSETS, DIRECTLY HELD

(aa)(bbb) LISTED ASSETS,INDIRECTLY HELD

(bb)(aaa) UNLISTED INVESTMENTS, DIRECTLY HELD

(bb)(bbb) UNLISTED INVESTMENT, INDIRECTLY HELD

Entity

(aa)(aaa)

(aa)(bbb)

(bb)(aaa)

(bb)(bbb)

         

CSIR

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TIA

N/A

N/A

All TIA investment are directly held in unlisted entities

N/A

ASSAF

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NRF

N/A

N/A

The NRF has an unlisted investment of R18,5 million at the SALT foundation (Pty) Ltd. The investment is directly held.

N/A

SANSA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

HSRC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT ASSETS

CSIR

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Trade and other receivables

234 202

193 303

19 254

17 009-

4 636

Fixed Deposit

844 394

-

-

-

844 394

TIA

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Trade and other receivables

3 417

2 903

514

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents

64 567

44 556

20 011

-

-

Prepayments

3 578

1 533

2 045

-

-

ASSAF

Total

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

More than 12 months

Receivables from non-exchange transactions

 

7 363

7 524

7 886-

--

Receivables from exchange transactions

 

556

2 543

1 776

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

10 467

13 518

18 659-

-

14 September 2017 - NW2598

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

Entities reporting to the Minister of Science and Technology:

Entity

Current Board/Council expiry date

(a) Opening of applications

(b) Closing of applications

HSRC

31/10/2017

31 March 2017

21 April 2017

NACI

31/07/2018

Not later than December 2017

Within 30 days after publication of the advert

SANSA

31/08/2018

Not later than January 2018

 
       
       

NRF

30/09/2018

Not later than February 2018

 

CSIR

31/12/2018

Not later than April 2018

 

SACNASP

30/04/2019

Not later than August 2018

 

ASSAF

31/10/2020

Not later than February 2020

 

TIA

30/04/2021

NOT later than August 2020

 

Comments:

There are no specific application dates of opening and closing for the board positions of entities and council reporting to the Minister. However, the reconstitution process to appoint the new Boards/Councils is initiated eight months prior to the expiry date of an individual Board/Council.

05 September 2017 - NW2479

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1) A preliminary investigation to establish the veracity of the allegations made in a protected disclosure has been instituted by the Minister of Science and Technology and the CSIR Board. The investigation is still underway and is expected to be concluded on or before December 2017.

Reply:

(a) The preliminary investigation is still underway and there are no outcomes;

(b) A preliminary investigation to establish the veracity of the allegations made in a protected disclosure has been instituted by the Minister of Science and Technology and CSIR Board.

25 August 2017 - NW2339

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(1)Whether, since her reply to question 1890 on 30 September 2016, the task team has completed its investigation into the sale of the Technology Innovation Agency's 49% shareholding in a certain company (name furnished) to American shareholders; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date is the investigation expected to be concluded, if so, (i) what are the main findings and (ii) have the findings been communicated to the Cabinet; (2) will she table the findings in the National Assembly for the consideration of the Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology; if not, in each case, why not; if so, on what dates in each case?"

Reply:

(1) Has the Task Team completed its investigation?

No, the investigation has not been concluded.

(i) what are the main findings?

There are no findings yet.

(ii) Have the findings been communicated to the Cabinet?

No, the matter is still under investigation.

(2) Will the Minister table the findings in the National Assembly for the consideration of the Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology; if not, in each case, why not, if so on what dates in each case?

At the appropriate time the Minister will advise the Portfolio Committee.

I will determine the next steps once I have the findings