Questions and Replies

26 March 2019 - NW512

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minlstar of Social Development

V\/hat 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.

Reply:

(i) (ii) (iii)

(a) (i) 2 Buildings.

(ii) Leases 2 properties.

(iii) (aa) None.

(bb) 2.

(b) None.

(ii) To accommodate National Department of Social Development and the Social Security Branch at Harlequins Office Park.

(c)(i) The National Department of Social Development has lsased office accommodation since 2001.

Social Security Branch at Harlequins Office Park has leased office accommodation since 2000.

(ii) The National Department of Social Development has leased office accommodation f‹om the Human Science Reach Council (HSRC).

Social Security Branch at Harlequin6 Office Park has leased office accommodation from Delta Properties.

(iii) The National Department of Social Development has leased office accommodation from the Human Science Reach Council (HSRC) for

R2 284 518.83.

Social Security Branch at Harlequins Office Park has leased office accommodation from Delta Properties for R574 589.37

 

 

20 March 2019 - NW754

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has conducted any studies in the Brazilian Bolsa Familia system; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what lessons have been learnt that could possibly be applied to the country’s social grant system?

Reply:

Yes.

The Department conducted an exploration study in 2012 on the feasibility of implementing a family grant instead of the existing social assistance system. The study reviewed existing family grants in both developed and developing nations and further evaluated the resulting costs, benefits, and operational implications. The study zoomed into the lessons of international experience that inform good practice that included the Brazilian Bolsa Familia Programme.

The study demonstrated that the design of a family grant as a replacement programme will pose significant constitutional, legislative and implementation complexities. The Constitution (section 27 in particular) is individual-based rather than household-based. Given the complex issues raised in the report and the cost of implementing an additional grant, a decision was taken not to consider the option.

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20 March 2019 - NW716

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

(aa)(aaa) 2016/17

(i) her and/or the former minister

(ii) her deputy and/or the former deputy minister

(a) BMW

(a) Jeep Grand Cheroke

(b) 740i

(b) 6.4 SRT

(c) R 1 302 525.00

(c) R1 161 687.00

(d) 25/09/2016

(d) 29/07/2016

aa)(bbb) 2017/18

(i) her and/or the former minister

(ii) her deputy and/or the former deputy minister

(a) None

(a) None

(b) None

(b) None

(c) None

(c) None

(d) None

(d) None

aa)(bb) since April 2018

(i) her and/or the former minister

(ii) her deputy and/or the former deputy minister

(a) BMW

(a) BMW

(b) 740i

(b) 541i

(c) R1 308 861.00

(c) R778 508.61

(d) 28/04/2018

(d) 11/08/2018

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20 March 2019 - NW637

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) What number of social grant recipients were added as grant recipients in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018 and (b) to what type of grant was each recipient added?

Reply:

(a) (i) (ii) ( iii) and (b)The number of new grants added, per grant type, per financial year is indicated in the following table:

Grant Type

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Care Dependency Grant

17 159

17 453

17 528

15 692

Child Support Grant

907 747

838 749

866 718

818 007

Disability Grant

171 935

171 886

190 361

188 793

Foster Care Grant

47 863

45 778

43 749

38 055

Grant-In-Aid

41 953

45 794

48 090

48 396

Old Age Grant

227 360

237 384

242 908

243 069

War Veterans Grant

2

2

 

 

 

1 414 019

1 357 048

1 409 354

1 352 012

N.B: The above table is based on the number of newly approved social grant applications per financial year. The 2018/19 figures are for the months of April 2018 to February 2019, as the March 2019 figures are not yet available.

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20 March 2019 - NW498

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether, in follow up to the reply to question 3906 of 2018 on 15 January 2019 and with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, entities reporting to her implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all (a) persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and (b) 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:

SASSA RESPONSE:

Yes, SASSA implemented Resolution 1 of 2012 for part (a) and (b) of the question. However, DPSA issued Circular 4 of 2014 directing departments to implement Resolution 1 0f 2012 in a phases approach. Phase 1 was implemented in full, however, a number of implementation challenges were encountered regarding phase 2. These challenges resulted labour disputes, which landed at the CCMA and the Labour Court in Cape Town. The matter is set down in the Labour Court in Cape Town for 14 to 15 March 2019. SASSA will be guided by the decision of the Court in implementing the resolution further.

NDA RESPONSE:

(a) The NDA does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council. Therefore, that Council Resolution did not apply to NDA and accordingly was not implemented.

(b) Same answer as in (a) above.

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20 March 2019 - NW415

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether any action has been taken, be it departmentally and/or criminally, against a certain person (name and details furnished) following a forensic report that found that the specified person had received monetary kickbacks in respect of tenders that were awarded; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

  • The forensic investigation was conducted by Provincial Treasury on behalf of the Department of Social Development, KZN.
  • The report from Provincial Treasury indicates the following: -
  • The reports were completed and issued in October 2012 by that time Mr Dlomo had left the Department of Social Development and was employed at the National Intelligence Agency. The recommendation by Provincial Treasury was that the allegations and findings be forwarded to National Intelligence Agency for their consideration and action.
  • Regarding the criminal action, the case was registered against Mr Dlomo under Umbilo, case number 217/09/2010. The Investigating Officer is on record as being Captain Themba Sibiya. Following the Departments request for information, Provincial Treasury contacted Captain Sibiya who informed them that the case was still pending.
  • The Provincial Treasury then requested a written response as to the reason why the case was still pending. Captain Sibiya had agreed to provide the response but it has not been received as yet.
  • Furthermore, the former Minister of intelligence, Dr S. Cwele was officially informed about the outcome of the investigation and accordingly advised to implement the necessary action. To date the MEC for Finance or that of the Social Development did not receive any response from the Minister.

 

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20 March 2019 - NW330

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the (a) total number of social grant recipients and (b) type of grant received in each province as at 1 February 2019?

Reply:

a) The total number of grants recipients as at 1 February 2019 is 17 791 179

b) Type of grant received in each province as at 1 February 2019 is a follows:

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20 March 2019 - NW362

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) What are the reasons that the Kempton Park Child Welfare organization closed down, (b) what number of cases was the specified organization dealing with and (c) who is responsible for the cases following the closure of the organization; (2) (a) what number of child welfare nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) closed down during 2018, (b) what is the name of each NGO that closed down, (c) where was each NGO situated, (d) what are the reasons for the closure in each case and (e) what number of cases was each NGO dealing with at the time of its closure?

Reply:

1. (a) The reason for the closed down of Kempton Park Child Welfare was due to the non-payment of salaries for the period of November 2018 to January 2019. They received their salaries for January 2019 on the 2nd February 2019. A resolution was taken in the meeting held on the 15th February 2019 with the employees and the board of management to pay February and March 2019 salaries to cover for November and December 2018 salaries not paid. Due to the deficit that led to the unpaid salaries, it was agreed that there will be no salaries paid for 2 months (February and March 2019).

(b) Kempton Park Child Welfare has caseload of 308 cases, which is disaggregated as follows:

  • Finalized Foster Care cases :149
  • Children placed in Child and Youth Care Centres: 40
  • Lapsed foster care orders: 44
  • New Foster care applications: 75

(c) During the strike, Ekurhuleni Social Development Kempton Park office was responsible temporarily for cases referred for social work intervention. Some of the social workers attached to Kempton Park Child Welfare attended to court cases while on strike. The staff/employees went back to work on the 21st February 2019 after they received salaries for November/December 2018 as per agreement.

2. (a) Eight (8) NGOs were closed during 2018.

(b) The name of organisations are as follows: (1) Tshitandani Child Care Foundation in Limpopo and (2) Cafda, (3) four Badisa offices (4) Child Welfare SA in Western Cape Province and (1) Child Welfare East London.

(c) Tshitandani Child Care Foundation is in Vhembe District in Limpopo Province; Cafda, the four Badisa Offices, Child Welfare SA are in the Western Cape Province (places affected is Riebeeck West and Lutzville areas in West Coast Region, Heidelberg and Ladysmith in Eden Karroo Region, Fisantekraal area in Metro North Region) and Child Welfare East London which is in East London.

(d) The reason for closure are voluntarily due to change of strategic focus and economic climate.

(e) 19 cases in Limpopo, between 200 and 4000 cases in Western Cape as informed by the province and 1418 cases in East London.

 

 

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25 February 2019 - NW78

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) How long did the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) use the Evaton multi-purpose hall to pay out social grants, (b) what amount did SASSA spend in rentals during this period and (c) to whom were the rental amounts paid?

Reply:

a) The South African Social Security Agency has commenced with the utilisation of Evaton Multi-purpose hall to pay out social grants from February 2012 to December 2014 which is 35 months, from 2015 the agency moved to a different pay-point

b) SASSA spent an amount of R48 000.00 of which an additional amount of R9 600.00 was reimbursed to CPS in rentals during this period, since there was contract between SASSA and CPS for handing over of contractual payment of pay-points by SASSA.

c) The rental amounts were paid to Evaton Multi-Purpose Centre.

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25 February 2019 - NW269

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

Question

DSD

NDA

SASSA

(a)

3

24

26

       

(b)

3

6

20

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25 February 2019 - NW160

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether any persons have been held accountable and responsible for the SA Social Security Agency’s 2012 illegal and unconstitutional awarding of a contract to Cash Paymaster Services in respect of the outsourcing of the payment of social grants; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

No person has been held accountable and responsible for the SASSA’s 2012 awarding of a contract to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in respect of the payment of social grants. This contract was subsequently found to be constitutionally invalid after the successful challenge of the award to CPS during January 2012. However the declaration of invalidity was suspended three (3) times, i.e first from the judgement of the Constitutional Court during November 2013, the second was during April 2017 when the contract was also extended and the third and last suspension of invalidity was during March 2018 to allow the phasing in of the South African Post Office (SAPO) as the entity to pay social grants.

SASSA’s focus was on attending to the court processes; complying with the orders of the Constitutional Court and facilitating the taking over of the payments of social grants by SAPO, and thus ensuring no interruption or minimal interruption of access to social grants by beneficiaries.

Since 2012 to date, there has been five accounting officers responsible for SASSA, with two on a permanent basis and the rest on acting positions. This not only caused instability at administrative leadership level, but made those in acting positions to prioritise the payment of social grants amongst other issues. Now that there is some degree of stability regarding the payment of social grants, SASSA is now in a position to attend to the outstanding residual issues. These include reviewing the award to CPS and determining if further investigation is necessary because prior to holding any person accountable and responsible for any conduct there must first be an investigation.

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25 February 2019 - NW144

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

(a)(i) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(a)(ii) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(b)(i) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(b)(ii) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(c) Refer to Annual Reports for 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

(d) Refer to Annual Reports for 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; 2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18 financial years.

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28 November 2018 - NW3526

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to her reply to question 2117 on 26 July 2018, what number of children aged 0-2 years are attending early childhood centres?

Reply:

preparatory

   
           

Province

Preschool/Nursery school/Grade 00 or 000

Crèche/Educare centre

Day mother/Gogo

Other

Total

Western Cape

12 009

49 988

25 524

2 782

90 303

Eastern Cape

24 704

38 173

23 374

*

86251

Northern Cape

1 681

7 564

5 068

*

14 313

Free State

6 141

29 583

9 653

5 465

50 842

Kwa-Zulu Natal

20 035

75 956

12 451

3 992

112 434

North West

8 788

27 172

*

*

35 960

Gauteng

49 219

170 028

73 087

12 469

304 803

Mpumalanga

11 953

34 642

15 678

*

62 273

Limpopo

2 771

67 716

41 441

*

111 928

RSA

137 301

500 822

206 276

24 708

869 107

 
   

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19 November 2018 - NW3295

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

BG Felem

471013 0518 087

Applied for grant for older persons in 2013, but this was not approved, because of the application of the means test

HM Fillis

480129 0073 086

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2010

AD Frost

531024 0022 085

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

NA Gcilitshana

461221 0519 086

In receipt of a grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of the application of the means test since 2016

LA Goncongo

381029 0265 080

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount since 2013

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19 November 2018 - NW3200

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

N C Matshoba

420619 0310 085

In receipt of both grant for older persons and grant in aid since 2013

R C Windvogel

610226 0121 084

No record of any application having been received or processed

NE Maye

441012 0438 087

Application made in 2015. Refused because of application of means test

N M Mayinje

480617 0651 083

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2012. Grant paid at reduced amount because of means test application

B L Mbele

471023 0552 085

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2010

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19 November 2018 - NW3202

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

KE Mooi

350329 0164 086

In receipt of both grant for older persons since 2001, with grant in aid added in 2014

MD Mphala

511120 5483 084

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2016

NG Mtshemela

480928 0604 083

Applied for grant for older persons in 2016. Refused because of application of means test

N E Ncapayi

420402 0436 089

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of the means test application and grant in aid since 2011. Prior to that was in receipt of disability grant since 2003. Grant lapsed in 2017, as beneficiary passed away.

GN Mali

380707 0131 086

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2001

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19 November 2018 - NW3248

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Social Development

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 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

Not applicable

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19 November 2018 - NW3271

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities 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 and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

(a) NA

(b) NA

(i) NA

(ii) NA

(aa) NA

(bb) NA

(iii) NA

(iv) NA

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19 November 2018 - NW3293

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

HG Africa

630823 0200 082

In receipt of child support grant since 2007. Second child added in 2012. In receipt of a disability grant since 2009.

DL Arendse

460107 0130 084

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2016, paid at reduced amount because of application of means test

NE Badi

381201 0266 083

Applied for grant for older persons in 1999, which was paid until 2004, when it was cancelled on review because of application of means test

HN Bafo

470205 0617 080

Applied for grant for older persons in 2017 which was refused because of application of means test

NP Bungane

481101 0565 089

No record of any application being received by SASSA

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19 November 2018 - NW3294

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

NA Buwa

441128 0453 080

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount since 2012

DE Bruin

650325 0224 083

Was in receipt of a child support grant from 2006 until 2013, when it lapsed as it had not been collected for 3 consecutive months

NF Doro

411130 0230 084

In receipt of grant for older persons at reduced amount since 2017. Reduction in amount is as a result of application of means test

NV Duba

480417 0552 088

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2011

NC Dunga

560119 0158 089

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of the application of the means test, since 2016

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19 November 2018 - NW3299

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

BE Malusi

391019 0262 086

No record of any application having been lodged with SASSA

P Maneli

481229 0646 088

No record of any application having been lodged with SASSA

E Mapoe

570719 0175 080

No record of any application having been lodged with SASSA

R N Masekwana

450923 0545 085

Application for grant for older persons applied for in 2017 but refused as a result of the application of the means test

TV Matchikwe

370122 0218 085

No record of any application having been lodged with SASSA

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19 November 2018 - NW3297

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

MT Kenane

480605 5652 081

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2009

RE Klaasen

490205 0568 081

Applied for grant for older persons in 2013, but application refused because of application of means test

PN Landu

451125 0544 087

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

AE Lee

500919 0209 086

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2011

MV Limapi

461213 0537 085

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of application of means test since 2016

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19 November 2018 - NW3296

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not 2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

NL Gubeva

470928 0625 080

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2016

SD Gunya

430928 0401 085

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

LE Hoko

490706 5301 089

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2011, with grant in aid added in 2014

S Jones

600309 0110 089

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

NI Kave

430512 0338 081

Application for grant for older persons done in 2016 but rejected because of application of the means test

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19 November 2018 - NW3298

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

BG Lubazana

471013 0518 087

Applied for grant for older persons in 2018, but application refused because of application of means test

NB Mafulo

530105 5760 083

In receipt of grant for older persons at reduced amount because of application of means test since 2018

Makamba

530608 0785 088

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

NE Makapela

480812 0773 082

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of the application of the means test since 2011

VP Malgas

500616 0494 086

No record of any application having been received by SASSA

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19 November 2018 - NW3300

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) Whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

N C Matshoba

420619 0310 085

In receipt of both grant for older persons and grant in aid since 2013

R C Windvogel

610226 0121 084

No record of any application having been received or processed

NE Maye

441012 0438 087

Application made in 2015. Refused because of application of means test

N M Mayinje

480617 0651 083

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2012. Grant paid at reduced amount because of means test application

B L Mbele

471023 0552 085

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2010

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19 November 2018 - NW3302

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Mulaudzi, Adv TE to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1) Whether certain persons (names and details furnished) receive pensions; if not, why not; (2) whether the specified persons ever applied for pension; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, was each specified person’s application ever processed?

Reply:

The table below indicates the status for each of the supplied identity numbers:

Name

ID Number

Status

KE Mooi

350329 0164 086

In receipt of both grant for older persons since 2001, with grant in aid added in 2014

MD Mphala

511120 5483 084

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2016

NG Mtshemela

480928 0604 083

Applied for grant for older persons in 2016. Refused because of application of means test

N E Ncapayi

420402 0436 089

In receipt of grant for older persons at a reduced amount because of the means test application and grant in aid since 2011. Prior to that was in receipt of disability grant since 2003. Grant lapsed in 2017, as beneficiary passed away.

GN Mali

380707 0131 086

In receipt of grant for older persons since 2001

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19 November 2018 - NW3721

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities 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 and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

a) NA

b) NA

i) NA

ii) NA

(aa) NA

(bb) NA

iii) NA

iv) NA

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08 October 2018 - NW2731

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What criteria does her department use to determine whether a non-profit organisation should receive funding or not?

Reply:

My Department uses the NPO funding policy and guidelines to determine whether a Non-profit organisation should receive funding or not.

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04 October 2018 - NW2612

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) What is the total number of graduates who were trained as social workers at the expense of the Government and (b) of the specified number of graduates, what is the total number of social workers who are still unemployed?

Reply:

a) The total number of social work graduates trained through the scholarship programme is 10 760.

b) Total number of graduates who are still unemployed is 4 192.

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04 October 2018 - NW2736

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the relevant details of the programmes that her department and the entities reporting to her currently have in place to support persons with disabilities and autism?

Reply:

Please refer to Annual Performance Plans 2018/19 of the Department of Social Development, National Development Agency and South African Social Security Agency as tabled in March 2018.

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04 October 2018 - NW2730

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) is the total number of non-profit organisations that are funded by her department, particularly for people with disability and autism and (b) amount was allocated to each organisation in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

a) The total number of non-profit organizations funded by the National Department of Social Development (NDSD) during the 2017-18 financial year are twenty-two (22) in number , and four (4) non - organisations are funded to deal with people with disabilities whilst only one (1) non - organisation is funded for autism.

b) The amounts allocated to each organization for 2017-18 financial year, particularly for services to people with disabilities and Autism are as follows:

No.

Name of organisation

2017/2018

1.

Autism South Africa (ASA)

R1 723 000

2.

Albinism Society of SA

(ASSA)

R 740 000

3.

South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH)

R1 000 000

4. 

DeafBlind South Africa (DBSA)

R 700 000

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04 October 2018 - NW2732

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What are the names of the persons who serve in her department’s Review Committee for Non-profit Organisations?

Reply:

N/A

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04 October 2018 - NW2735

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Has her department at any point engaged the Moonlight Foundation for Autism; if so, (2) whether any undertakings were agreed to and/or promises made at the specified engagements; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The department of social development funds non-profit organisations in line with the policy on financial management act (PFMA). Annually the department through advertisements, calls for non-profit organisations to submit applications in form of a business proposal for funding. MOOFA submitted an application for funding for the 2016/17 financial year. As an emerging organisation, the department funded them to the amount of R800 000 for the 2016/17 financial year in line with their business proposal.

2. In accordance with the Policy on financial award, the department requests for periodical progress reports, financial statements, supporting documentations and proof of evidence. Site visits are also conducted periodically to assess progress and achievements in line with the business proposal. The monitoring and evaluation was conducted as done with all funded organisations. Subsequently MOOFA applied for the 2017/18 financial year. However due to non-compliance (Outstanding documents were not furnished VIZ: expenditure and financial statements). They were not considered for funding for the 2017/18 financial year. MOOFA was advised that due to non-compliance, the application for the 2017/18 financial year was unsuccessful. The department was awaiting outstanding documents to reconcile their reports from MOOFA.

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04 October 2018 - NW2632

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department is taking any steps against former Acting Chief Executive Officer of the SA Social Security Agency, Ms Pearl Bhengu, following the recent findings of the Constitutional Court; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department has not and does not intend taking any steps against former Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Social Security Agency, Ms Pearl Bhengu.

The Department cannot establish, from the findings of the Constitutional Court, any element upon which the Department can take any step against the former Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ms Pearl Bhengu.

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12 September 2018 - NW2482

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), what number of candidates were shortlisted for the position of COO at Sassa; (2) will she provide a (a) comprehensive report on the appointment procedure and processes followed and (b) a list of names and details of the scoring panel members who participated in the appointment of the new COO of Sassa; (3) if no panel existed, did she seek advice before making the appointment; (4) what rule in the Ministerial Handbook did she use to appoint her advisor to act as COO at Sassa, if no proper recruitment processes were followed; (5) whether she has been informed of any wrongdoing by the current COO of SASSA in previous positions in Government; if not, why not, if so, what are the further relevant details? NW2633E

Reply:

Not applicable

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12 September 2018 - NW2576

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are 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) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case? NW2866E

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(aa) The total number of deputy directors-general employed in an acting capacity is one (1).

(1)(a)(ii)(aa) There are no chief directors appointed in an acting capacity.

(1)(a)(i)(bb) The total number of deputy directors-general employed in a permanent capacity is six (6).

(1)(a)(ii)(bb) The total number of chief directors employed in a permanent capacity is twenty-six (26).

(1)(b) The total number women employed in a permanent capacity as deputy directors-general is three (3) and as chief directors fourteen (14).

REPLY: NDA

(2)(a)(i) The total number of chief executive officers in NDA is one (1)

(2)(a)(ii) The total number of Directors is ten (10)

(2)(b) Chief Executive officer is One (1)

Directors who are women is seven (7)

REPLY: SASSA

(2)(a)(i) The total number of chief executive officers is one (1)

(2)(a)(ii) Not applicable

(2)(b) Chief Executive Officers is zero (0)

Not applicable (0)

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12 September 2018 - NW2509

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Social Development

Why (a) is her department failing to pay non-profit organisations on time and (b) has her department’s funding to non-profit organisations been reduced while her department underspent on its budget in the first quarter of the current financial year?

Reply:

a) In the 2018/19 financial year National Department has introduced a new approach for funding NPOs over a period of three (3) years. A call for proposals for multi-year funding (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21) was issued by the National Department of Social Development in order to solicit services of suitable NPOs to assist the Department in the implementation of various programmes in line with the core mandate of the Department.

This new approach resulted in delays as funding templates and internal processes had to be amended to accommodate the three year funding approach. This approach is expected to result in improved timing in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years and payments will be made on existing contracts and the processes for call for proposals, shortlisting, contracting will not be repeated.

In addition, delays in transfers to NPOs was due to the National Treasury Circular 21 on classification of expenditure as either transfer payments, goods and services or capital assets, the Department has to review its transfer payments budget as some of the planned transactions with NPOs should be classified as goods and services rather than transfer payments. This may result in shifting of funds from Transfer Payments to Goods and services. The Department is still in discussions with National Treasury for the way forward to resolve these challenges.

However, the delays in the transfers for HIV/AIDS organisations amounting to R62, 560 million has been proposed to be shifted to goods and services. The process is underway for National Treasury to effect such changes.

b) The Department’s transfer payment budget has not been reduced. The budget has increased from R132, 614 million in the 2017/18 financial year to R154,191 million in the 2018/19 financial year.

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03 September 2018 - NW2399

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)In light of all payments made by the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA), whether she can indicate if any deductions from SASSA allowances are made by any institution; if not, why do many SASSA recipients find that deductions are made and that they do not receive the full amount which they are entitled to; if so, (a) what type of deductions are currently taking place, (b) what are the reasons for this, (c) what are the further relevant details and (d) on which legal grounds is such a decision regarding deductions based and how is this to the benefit of the SASSA recipient; (2) whether she will investigate the matter; if not, why not?

Reply:

The issue of illegal deductions is one of the matter that are before court.

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03 September 2018 - NW2398

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she has found that there are currently any delays in respect of new SA Social Security registrations and the processing of new applications to the system; if so, (a) what are the reasons, (b) what are the details and (c) by which date does she expect the situation to be normalised; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. There have been some delays experienced by new applicants for social grants in being able to lodge applications, particularly in the Gauteng province.

A) This has been largely as a result of a labour dispute related to the function of biometric enrolment, which is a function SASSA has insourced, as part of the application process.

B) With the revision of grants administration processes, SASSA indicated its intention to take the biometrics of every applicant. Prior to the contract entered into with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), SASSA took fingerprints manually from every new applicant. With the new payment contract, it was decided to discontinue the taking of fingerprints, as CPS was doing this, to enable payments, and SASSA could use the fingerprints taken by the contractor for purposes of ensuring the integrity of the database, by eliminating duplications. Having both SASSA and CPS take fingerprints was seen as a duplication of effort.

With the contract with CPS having come to an end, SASSA is again required to take fingerprints, as the value of biometric data in eliminating duplicate payments and fraud has been extensively proven. A dispute has arisen with staff who feel this is not their responsibility, despite this having been done prior to the contract. This has impacted on the ability of some SASSA offices to process new applications.

C) The matter is being addressed with organised labour. In addition, an interim process has been developed to ensure that new applications can be processed, even while the matter is being addressed.

2. A full statement will be made once the matter has been resolved.

 

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03 September 2018 - NW2390

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether she has procured any new (a) furniture and (b) cutlery for her office or any offices of her department since her appointment as Minister of Social Development on 26 February 2018; if so, (i) what was wrong with the furniture and cutlery that was in the office before her appointment and (ii) what amount was spent to procure the respective items in each case; (2) will she provide Ms L L van der Merwe with a detailed report of the items and their respective costs; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether all purchases were made in compliance with National Treasury regulations; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) No furniture was procured for the Minister of Social Development.

(b) Crockery and cutlery were procured for the Minister’s official meetings and the hosting of VIP guests.

(i) There was no crockery and cutlery in those offices since it was long time it has not been purchased.

(ii) No furniture was procured;

(2) Crockery and cutlery amount was procured for R116, 528.56.

(3) Crockery and cutlery were purchased in compliance with National Treasury regulations.

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03 September 2018 - NW2389

Meso, Ms L to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What are the powers, functions and duties of the current Director-General (DG) of her department; (2) whether some of the powers of the current DG have been removed and amended; if so, which rule in the Ministerial Handbook was relied on to effect the changes to remove and amend the powers of the Office of the DG; (3) whether she will provide Ms L L van der Merwe with detailed and comprehensive information on the purpose of making such amendments to the powers and functions of the Office of the DG; if not, why not; if so, when?

Reply:

(1) The powers, functions and duties of the Director General are in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (as amended) and Public Service Regulations,

(2) N/A

(3) N/A

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03 September 2018 - NW2386

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) In what role is a certain person (name furnished) contracted in her Ministry and/or her department and (b) in what capacity and role did the specified person serve at the SA Social Security Agency; (2) How does she justify employing the specified official as a public servant?

Reply:

1. (a) Special Advisor to the Minister.

(b) I intended to appoint her on an Acting capacity as COO to assist the Acting CEO in reducing backlog during the time of transition.

2. Not applicable.

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03 September 2018 - NW2380

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has put any measures in place to ensure that there will be no problems in the issuing of grants going forward, which may result in beneficiaries not receiving their grants; if not, what are the implications thereof on the welfare of grant beneficiaries; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

SASSA is engaged in a transition project, to move the responsibility for the payment of social grants from Cash paymaster Services to the South African Post Office. This project is being managed according to an approved project plan. While every effort is made to ensure that there is no disruption to the payment of social grants, it is inevitable that the changes may result in some inconvenience or disruption to some beneficiaries.

The payment of social grants in the revised payment environment will take place in line with Regulation 21 to the Social Assistance Act, 2004. This means that beneficiaries have the choice to receive their grants directly into their personal bank accounts or through the new SASSA/SAPO card which is currently being rolled out.

The first focus area in the transition is to ensure that all those beneficiaries accessing their grants in cash at designated pay points have the new card and are able to access their grants, either through the National Payment System (NPS) infrastructure (merchants’ point of sale devices or bank ATMs); a post office outlet or at one of designated cash points which will remain. As part of the transition, a process of realignment of the cash pay points has taken place, and the number significantly reduced, since many of these have been in close proximity to NPS infrastructure. However, the commitment remains that beneficiaries will have an access point to receive their grants within a 5 kilometre radius.

In order to limit disruptions and mitigate the possibility of any grant beneficiary not being able to access his/her social grant, SASSA has developed a deployment strategy for staff at all levels within the organisation to man previously serviced pay points; large merchants and other areas where beneficiaries are found, to ensure that they are assisted in accessing their grants. Arrangements have also been made for the call centre to be available over the weekend of 1 and 2 September, which is the start of the payment cycle for September. These arrangements will remain in place until the end of this calendar year, to ensure that a smooth transition is achieved.

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03 September 2018 - NW2320

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

(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) on what date 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?

Reply:

1. (a) (ii) The number of labour disputes currently being faced by SASSA is 22.

(b) The cause of dispute, (c) the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and resolved (ii) is indicated as follows:-

DISPUTE DATE

DISPUTE TYPE

NATURE OF DISPUTE

CAUSE OF DISPUTE

DATE RESOLVED

8-Sep-17

Collective (5 officials)

Unfair Labour Practice

PMDS Bonus

Pending Arbitration

25-Jan-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Fraud And Gross Negligence

Pending Arbitration Date

9-Feb-18

Individual

Unfair Labour Practice

PMDS Bonus

Pending Arbitration Date

19-Feb-18

Individual

Unfair Labour Practice

PMDS Bonus

Pending Arbitration Date

19-Feb-18

Individual

Unfair Labour Practice

PMDS Bonus

Pending Arbitration Date

1-Mar-18

Collective (5 officials)

Unfair Labour Practice

Suspension

Part-Heard, To Continue On 15-17/08/18

23-Mar-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

6-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Part-Heard, awaiting New Date

17-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Part-Heard, awaiting New Date

20-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

20-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Part-Heard, awaiting New Date

23-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration

25-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

26-Apr-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

11-May-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

11-May-18

Individual

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

23-May-18

Individual

Unfair Labour Practice

Non - promotion

Pending Arbitration Date

24-May-18

Collective (3 officials)

Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal

Pending Arbitration Date

(2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years (52) and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and

No. OF EMPLOYEES DISMISSED

REASONS FOR DISMISSAL

6

Abscondment

2

Absenteeism

1

Abuse of state vehicle

1

Assault

1

Contravention of Transport Policy

2

Dishonesty

2

Failure to comply with lawful instruction

1

Misrepresentation

1

Financial Misconduct

22

Flouting of grant processes

5

Fraud

2

Grant Fraud

4

Gross Dishonesty

1

Non-disclosure of information

1

Sexual Harassment

TOTAL : 52

 

(b) (i) The number of the specified employees who were paid severance packages is (0)

and (ii) The monetary value of each severance package: - N/A

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03 September 2018 - NW2284

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Social Development

What number of school governing bodies requested access to the Child Protection Register before employing school staff, as required by the Children’s Act, Act 38 of 2005, (a) in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

No school governing body has requested access to the Child Protection Register before employing school staff, as required by the Children’s Act, Act 38 of 2005, (a) in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018.

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03 September 2018 - NW2217

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Holomisa, Dr BH to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)Whether, with reference to a certain letter (details furnished), she has been notified of the specified matter; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps has she undertaken in this regard; (2) Whether she will commit to take steps to address the complaints and the injustices caused to the specified employees; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether she intends to take action against employees who are found to hold positions whilst they do not meet the required job specifications or who falsified qualifications; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; (4) Whether she intends to open an investigation into racketeering in light of the specified letter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, I have been informed of the complaint by two former SASSA employees from the Eastern Cape. I was also provided with two investigation reports a) the investigation into alleged recruitment irregularities in the OR Tambo District and b) Report on the complaints of Ms Bulu and Ms Sikwebu. I have studied both these reports and believe that the matter has been adequately dealt with.

2. The investigation report found, inter alia, that there were some irregularities regarding the manner in which the region conducted its recruitment process and that, notwithstanding the said irregularities, the complainants did not qualify to be shortlisted for interviews for the posts in question.

3. The officials who were appointed, except for one, did meet the required job specifications and no evidence could be found that they falsified their qualifications. The official who was appointed without a matric certificate subsequently resigned from SASSA. However, corrective action was recommended against the Regional Human Capital Management (HCM) employees with regard to the unprofessional manner in which they handled the recruitment process. The latter recommendation was implemented by the former Regional Executive Manager.

4. I am of the view that there is no need for another investigation as the matter was fully investigated during 2015, and the report dated 02 October 2015 submitted with specific recommendations. The investigation did not find any evidence of criminality on the part of employees who were involved in the recruitment process. As indicated above, the official who was appointed without a matric certificate subsequently resigned from SASSA.

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03 September 2018 - NW2391

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van der Merwe, Ms LL to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)What (a) are the names, (b) is the total number and (c) is the purpose of workshops hosted by her department since her appointment on 26 February 2018; (2) What are the names and other relevant details of companies and service providers that were used for the purpose of hosting each specified workshop; (3) Whether she is related to any of the company owners and/or service providers that were used to host the workshops; if so, what are the relevant details? (4) Did her department request financial support from the National Treasury to host the workshops; if not, why not, if so, what was the response of the National Treasury; (5) Were all the workshops hosted by her department in compliance with National Treasury instructions and regulations, as well as applicable policies of the Supply Chain Management and Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999?

Reply:

All not applicable

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03 September 2018 - NW2469

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the total number of social grant recipients who received their grants after the scheduled date in (a) June, (b) July and (c) August 2018?

Reply:

No social grant recipients received their social grants after the scheduled date in the months indicated. It should be noted that social grants are available from the first of each month, and are available for collections during that month. Apart from the beneficiaries who collect their social grants in cash at designated pay points, no beneficiary has a specific date on which to collect the social grant. Therefore, as long as the grant is collected in the month in which it is due, there is no delayed payment.

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03 September 2018 - NW2440

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

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

Reply:

(ii) N/A

(b) (i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

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26 July 2018 - NW2172

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is the number of social workers at each place of employment in each province?

Reply:

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Eastern Cape

1601

Alfred Nzo

60

   

BCM

183

   

Chris Hani

243

   

O R Tambo

297

   

Sarah Baartman

155

   

Joe Gqabi

150

   

Amathole

254

   

Nelson Mandela Metro

259

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Free State

481

Mangaung

130

   

Xhariep

53

   

Fezile Dabi

60

   

Thabo Mofutsanyane

118

   

Lejweleputswa

101

   

Provincial Office

19

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Gauteng

1939

Ekurhuleni

492

   

JHB Metro

603

   

Sedibeng

241

   

West Rand

190

   

Tshwane

413

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

KZN

1596

King Cetywayo

150

   

Zululand

174

   

Umkhanyakude

147

   

uThukela

169

   

uMzinyathi

77

   

Amajuba

148

   

Ilembe

107

   

eThekwini

165

   

uMgungundlovu

126

   

Harry Gwala

72

   

uGu

136

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Limpopo

1605

Capricorn

374

   

Mopani

324

   

Sekhukhune

261

   

Vhembe

438

   

Waterberg

208

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Mpumalanga

535

Ehlanzeni

225

   

Gert Sibande

157

   

Nkangala

153

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

North West

650

Bojanala

186

   

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

125

   

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

142

   

Ngaka Modiri Molema

197

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Northern Cape

238

ZF Mgcawu

26

   

JT Galeshewe

34

   

Pixley ka Seme

56

   

Namakwa

51

   

Frances Baard

71

Province

Total per Province

Total per office

Western Cape

643

Cape Wine Lands

115

   

Eden Karoo

90

   

Metro East

122

   

Metro North

103

   

Metro South

124

   

West Coast

42

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Approved by the Minister on

Date……………………….