Questions and Replies

17 September 2018 - NW1485

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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 services 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 lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit? (2) Whether she will furnish Mr. RK Purdok with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

Minister Xasa fully supports the call by President Ramaphosa, for the public service to institute a lifestyle audit mechanism to monitor the lifestyles of personnel in the public service, especially the members of SMS and other senior people in the service of the public, including personnel at the leadership of state entities.

To this end, the Minister has noted the question from the Honourable Purdon (MPL), in relation to lifestyle audits. However, to date, the Minister has not found cause to institute any audits on the lifestyles of any personnel in the Ministry and neither is there cause to institute any such audits on the heads of entities, at this stage.

MS T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

17 September 2018 - NW2365

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Botes, Mr A to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

In light of the fact that one of the intentions of the meeting of Ministers of Sport in the BRICS was to host the Sport Council and finalise the BRICS Sport Charter that will allow the rotation of the BRICS games every four years, (a) what lessons were learnt from the BRICS Sport Council and (b) in what manner will the lessons contribute towards the imperatives of the National Development Plan's 2030 imperatives of (i) equal opportunity, (ii) inclusion and (iii) redress as well as outcome 14 on social cohesion and nation-building?

Reply:

South Africa did not host the BRICS Sport Council of Ministers due to the unavailability of other BRIC Sport Ministers to attend this meeting. However, it’s envisaged that the formation of the BRICS Sport Council of Ministers will assist in providing guidance on how the games should be run going forward. Ministers of Sport from the BRICS Nations responsible for Sport will be able to deliberate and agree on a number of areas pertaining to the games as it was operating in a vacuum since inception in 2016 in Goa, India. The BRICS Sport Charter and the MOU regarding the establishment of this Commission has been drafted and it’s to be deliberated during the BRICS Council of Sport Ministers meeting on the date to be determined by the Minister.

(a) The BRICS Games strengthens the relationship between the BRICS Countries

(b) The games contribute in the following:

(i) equal opportunity,

During the apartheid regime, black South African athletes were not provided/afforded an opportunity to participate in International sporting events to showcase their talents. Thus, the BRICS Games are seen as vehicle to address those disparities to afford our South African athletes an opportunity to compete with the rest of the world.

(ii) inclusion and

Our outcome 14 on social cohesion and nation building indicates that athletes should be afforded an opportunity to compete with the world despite their gender, race and class. Consequently, the BRICS Games seeks to find that balance in sport through the inclusion of every athlete determine to showcase his or her talent.

(iii) redress as well as outcome 14 on social cohesion and nation-building

Outcome 14 emphasized the importance of redress in sport. Redress is essential in sport as it seeks to address the imbalance of the past thereby building a society where opportunities are not defined by race, gender, class or religion.

 

MS T XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

17 September 2018 - NW2364

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Abrahams, Ms BL to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

In light of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between her department and the Department of Basic Education to rekindle school sport in all the schools in the country, what (a) are the key features of the MOU and (b) measures has she and the Minister of Basic Education put in place to (i) monitor and (ii) evaluate its implementation?

Reply:

a) The key features of the MoU include among other thing:

  • Demarcation of roles: Updated to reflect the assignment of role players from Level 1-6.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: A complete overall of roles and responsibilities reflecting:
  • SGB’s powers need to be revised (Requires amendment to Schools Act)
  • School Committees should be run by teachers (Requires amendment to School Sport Structures policy)
  • Basic Education and Provinces must include School Sport as the strategic output.
  • SRSA and Provinces facilitate the establishment of School Sport structures, while DBE initiates the process.
  • DBE to provide basic sport infrastructure, SRSA to facilitate the provision of infrastructure through Sports Trust, National Lottery, MIG etc.
  • Teacher Unions & SGBs Associations to included in the ex JNTT and ex JPTT
  • Sport Code Committees to have a representation in the School Sport Coordinating Committees
  • Federations to ensure that School Sport has an associate membership in their structure.
  • Establishment of School Sport Coordinating Committee and its composition, Committee to be chaired by SRSA and DBE.
  • Provision of infrastructure and resource: The provision of using MIG to build some of the School Sport infrastructure
  • National School Sport Championships: (The three cycle is being highly contested, especially the break)
  • Discussions are underway to review model of cyclic championships
  • Sporting Codes reduction: The policy on prioritization on codes is being considered and once finalized it will be implemented.
  • Funding: DBE should take full responsibility of funding levels 1-3 whilst SRSA take care of levels 4-6.
  • Communication protocol: Across all levels DBE and SRSA officials should communicate their planned activities.

b) Measures that the Minister of Basic Education has put in place to:

(i) Monitor: Joint National Task Teams and Joint Provincial Task Teams are set up to bring both departments together and monitor progress made in implementing the programme and develop plans to address the challenges. Regular interactions for planning also take place between officials in DBE and SRSA.

(ii) Evaluate implementation: The DBE has various platforms of interacting with stakeholders on sports. However through the provincial departments of education, regular interactions are being held. SRSA gets these regular interactions and briefing from the DBE.

MS T XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

17 September 2018 - NW2321

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(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? NW2498E

Reply:

(1) (a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by

(i) her department

The Department does not have dispute currently and not facing any disputes.

(ii) the entities reporting to her

South African Institute for Drug - Free Sport (SAIDS) does not have currently and not facing any disputes

Boxing South Africa (BSA) has five disputes

(b) what is the cause of each dispute

  • Termination of service following outcomes of disciplinary process on ground of misconduct. (4)
  • Dispute lodged by dismissed employee alleging non-payment of acting allowance at a time when employee was still in BSA employ. (1)

(c) what is the nature of each dispute

  • Disputed outcome of disciplinary process and allegations of unfair dismissal was logged. (4)
  • Allegations of unfair labour practice. (1)

(d) on what date was each dispute

(i) reported

four cases were reported in 2015

one case was reported in 2016

(ii) resolved

Five cases not resolved

(2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years

       5 employees were dismissed by the Department in the past five years.

(ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed

    three on abscondment

    one on fraud, corruption and misrepresentation

     one on Theft

(b)(i)what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages

    none

(ii)what was the monetary value of each severance package?

    none

MS. T XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

17 September 2018 - NW2059

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Mulder, Dr PW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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?

Reply:

1. Yes all members of the senior management service (SMS) declared their financial interests for the past year.

  1. (a) Not applicable.
  1. (b) Not applicable.
  1. (c) (i) Not applicable.
  1. (c) (ii) Not applicable.

2) No SMS Member charged. All Complied

3) (a) None. No Employee is suspended

3) (b) Not Applicable. No employee has been suspended.

4) Not Applicable. No employee has been suspended.

MINISTER T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

17 September 2018 - NW1872

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

1. What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources department/office in: (i) Her department; (ii) The entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 What (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 investigations in each case? (NW2032E)

Reply:

1. The Department of Sport and Recreation has (a) Zero cases of racism incidents reported to its HR Offices….. (i) Her department has zero cases of racism reported and (ii) the entities reporting to her also do not have any such cases that were reported, in the year 2016 and 2017:

No investigation was instituted, as there were not cases of racism reported.

MS T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

13 July 2018 - NW730

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT & RECREATION

(1) Whether her department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) what date will her department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in her department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 01 April 2017, (ii) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

(1) The department has a draft sexual harassment and assault policy (a) The policy has still to be discussed with Organised Labour (b) The department is intending to have such a policy in place by 30 September 2018; (i) Reports will only be investigated when they are reported at the Labour Relations Unit (ii) The details of the consequence management and sanctions will only be stipulated when the policy is adopted by MANCO and Organised Labour.

(2) The department has nil (0) incidents of sexual harassment and assault reported cases (i) Nil (0) number in the past three financial years and (ii) Nil (0) since 01 April 2017. (b) Nil (0) number of cases Nil (0) opened and concluded (ii) Nil (0) withdrawn and (iii) Nil (0) remain open based on the incidents and (c) Nil (0) sanctions were issued and Nil (0) was found guilty.

RECOMMENDATION

3. It is recommended that the Executive Authority approves the reply, should she concur with its contents.

MSSKHAN
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

DATE:

MR M.E. MOEMI
DIRECTOR-GENERAL
Date: 06/06/2018

MR G. OOSTHUIZEN
DEPUTY MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE: 06/06/2018

DECISION

Reply approved

MINISTER T XASA (MP)
MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/06/2018

13 July 2018 - NW336

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of 0 R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and {bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

No amount (R0.00) has been spend by the (a) department and (b) each entity reporting to the Minister of Sport and Recreation on the promotion or celebration of the Year of 0 R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017.

RECOMMENDATION

3. It is recommended that the Executive Authority approves the reply, should he concur with its contents.


MR M.E. MOEMI

DIRECTOR GENERAL
Date: 06/06/2018

MR G. OOSTHUIZEN

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE: 2018/06/06

DECISION

Reply approved/amended

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/06/2018


 

15 December 2017 - NW3285

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee currently have any contracts concluded and/or business relations with a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) how long has each contract and/or business relationship existed, (ii) what amount has been paid to the specified company in each case and (iii) on which dates were the moneys paid to the company in each case

Reply:

(a) Sedgars Sport traded and conducted business on contract with the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in the of provinces of the Free State and the North West. The contract was for the supply of sport equipment and attire that was valid for a period of as part of 3 years ended 31 July 2017.

(b) No, the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) does not have a contract with Sedgars Sport, however they are a registered supplier in the SASCOC supplier database.

I. In 2015 SASCOC placed a newspaper advert calling for potential suppliers to register on the SASCOC database of suppliers and Sedgars was one of the companies that registered on the database.

II. R 15 237 318.90

III. Like any supplier in the SASCOC database, when a service is required, a quote is requested from a number of suppliers on the database, and depending on the quotation received a suitable supplier will be approved. Due process thereafter is followed where a requisition is generated from the system and approved according to the specified process. A purchase order is generated, signed and payment is only made after the service has been rendered.

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15 December 2017 - NW3449

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) How many officials and/or employees in his department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the 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) There were 22 employees who submitted applications for remunerative work outside of official hours, and were covered in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994, Section 30, Subsection 3(b), as no formal permission was granted by the Executive Authority.

(2)(a), (b) and (c) None of the 22 employees have declared any business dealings with Government.

15 December 2017 - NW3171

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him 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 providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid

Reply:

The details requested in this Parliamentary question are of such a nature that it will require some time for us to sift through the files, extract the extensive data, analyse it and package it in such a way that it answers that question. We are currently in that process. I therefore request the Honourable Member to grant us the time to put together the information to be able to answer this question.

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12 December 2017 - NW4006

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

What (a) is the total number of commissions of inquiry that he has commissioned since his appointment to the portfolio on 31 March 2017, (b) are the (i) details and (ii) are the timelines of each inquiry and (c) is the budget for each inquiry?

Reply:

(a) I have not established any Commissions of Inquiry since my appointment, as such Commissions can only be established by the President of the Republic as provided for in the Constitution. I have, however, established the following 2 Committees of Inquiry since my appointment:

(i) The FNB Stadium Committee of Inquiry; and

(ii) The SASCOC Committee of Inquiry.

(b) The respective Terms of Reference of each of these Committees of Inquiry have been attached hereto for easy reference. Both these Committees must finalise their work within a period of 3 months from the first day of operation.

(c) A budget for each Committee of Inquiry will be catered for by the Departments of Justice and Constitutional Development and Sport and Recreation respectively. The remuneration in respect of the appointed retired judges will be drawn from the National Revenue Fund and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will process such payments in accordance to the time schedule of the Committees of Inquiry; with a proviso that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will after receiving and processing all invoices in respect of the 2 retired judges, submit the same to the Department of Sport and Recreation for reimbursement according to existing protocols. All operational expenses of the judges other than remuneration (such as travelling, security, accommodation and administrative support), however, are borne by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Remuneration and costs associated with other members of the Committees of Inquiry are the responsibility of the Department of Sport and Recreation. However, in respect of the other members of these Committees who are attorneys, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development ordinarily use the services of the State Attorney to manage their performance, quality and payment as invoicing and billing processes for attorneys requires technical skills, provided that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will after receiving and processing all invoices in respect of the 2 attorneys who have been appointed as Committee members, submit the same to the Department of Sport and Recreation for reimbursement according to existing protocols.

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12 December 2017 - NW3743

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related 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, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

The last time the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa utilized the services of the said company was in the 2007/08 financial year. During that financial year the Department had paid an amout of R7 015 183-92, with outstanding invoices amounting to R1 461 324-69 being settled the following finacial year.

30 November 2017 - NW3059

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) What was the ranking of the South African golfers that qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, (b) what were their names, (c) why was there a discrepancy in the players' list and (d) how did these players qualify in terms of the rules governing the Olympics Games?

Reply:

(a) and (b)

Names

Gender

World Ranking

IGF Ranking

Van Zyl Jaco

M

67

24

Stone Brandon

M

92

29

Reto Paula

F

122

36

Simon Ashleigh

F

214

41

(c) The International Golf Federation (IGF) maintained an Olympic ranking list separate from the world ranking list from which players were to be selected, based on the rankings as at 11 July 2016.  However, Golf was plagued by numerous withdrawals, with 4 athletes (3 men and 1 woman) withdrawing from Team South Africa.  As per the selection policy, the above named 4 athletes were in the Top 60 of the IGF Olympic rankings, thus making them eligible for selection. 

(d) Their qualification was based on the IGF Olympic Games ranking list. IGF then submitted the names confirming their qualification to the National Organising Committee and the National Golf Federation.

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30 November 2017 - NW3588

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him 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:

(a) (i) and (ii) (aa), (bb) (cc) and (dd) There are no invoices remaining unpaid in the categories stipulated by the Honourable Member.

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30 November 2017 - NW3019

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in his 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 the (a) total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in his 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)(a) No payments have been made as yet.

(1)(b) Not applicable.

(2)(a) and (b) The Department of Sport and Recreation will not be in a position to provide estimate amounts that will be paid at this stage, but will process payments within the 1% threshhold of the Department’s compensation budget for the 2017/ 2018 financial year.

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27 November 2017 - NW2900

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him 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) and (b) (i) The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa holds no investments and does not have non-current assets either. In line with the Statement of Financial Position at financial year end 31 March 2017, the Department had R3 013 000 in current assets as disclosed in page no. 154 of the Annual Report of the Department, tabled before Parliament and as audited by the Auditor-General South Africa.

(ii) The entities reporting to the Minister of Sport and Recreation do not hold any unlisted investments, neither directly nor indirectly and also do not hold any non-current assets.

27 November 2017 - NW3618

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him 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) The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa does not own any land.

(b) Both entities reporting to the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Boxing South Africa and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), do not own any land.

(i), (ii) and (iii) Fall away.

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27 November 2017 - NW3356

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) he or (b) his Deputy Minister made use of a chartered private jet during the period 1 January 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what (i) were the reasons for using a chartered private jet, (ii) was the travel route in each case and (iii) did the use of the jet cost the department in each case?

Reply:

(a) Yes. On 29 August 2017 to 02 September 2017 the Minister travelled to the Cape Verde Islands at the invitation of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

(i) and (ii) The purpose of the trip was to accompany the senior men’s national soccer team (Bafana Bafana), as the team was to play in a crucial FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiying match against Cape Verde.

(iii) The traveling costs for the Minister were borne by SAFA.

(b) No. The Deputy Minister has not made use of a chartered private jet during the period in question.

27 November 2017 - NW3311

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to him 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?

Reply:

(1) (a) The Chief Exective Officer (CEO) of Boxing South Africa is employed on a full-time, 5-year contract.

The CEO of South Africa Institute for a Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is employed on a permanent, full-time basis.

(b) The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Boxing SA is employed on a full-time, permanent basis.

The CFO of SAIDS is employed full-time, on a performance-based contract.

(2) (a) The CEO of Boxing SA is Mr. Tsholofelo Lejaka.

The CFO of Boxing SA is Mr. Thabang Moses.

The CEO of SAIDS is Mr. Khalid Galant.

The CFO of SAIDs is Mr. Onke Ngwane.

(b) (i) Mr. Lejaka assumed duty on 13 June 2016. Mr Moses started work on 07 March 2016.

Mr. Galant was appointed in 2008, according to the appointment framework of the South. African institute for Drug-Free Sport Act 14 of 1997, as amended (see Drug Free Sport Amendment Act, 2006). Mr Ngwane was appointed in 2015 on a two-year contract. Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year contract, a new, three year contract was entered into.

(ii) Mr. Lejaka’s employment contract ends in June 2021.

Mr. Onke Ngwane’s employment contract ends in 2020.

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27 November 2017 - NW3198

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether he will continue with the Sports Focus Schools project that was started in 2015 and (b) what have been the achievements of the project to date?

Reply:

(a) Sport Focus Schools (SFS) are the pinnacle of the School Sport System and represent the first layer of our Sport Academy system as outlined in the South African Sport Academies Strategic Framework and Policy Guidelines. The SFS plays a central role in developing and nurturing talent identified by talent scouts in the national school sport leagues. It further ensures that each talented athlete has a development pathway in line with the National Federation’s Long-Term Participation Development Plan.

(b) We currently have 62 SFSes across all the 9 provinces catering for all 16 priority codes. We have about 67 learners under the Ministerial Bursary programme placed in some of the SFSes. Through the conditional grant framework, about 5% of the Sport Academies’ allocation is used to support SFSes in all provinces.

27 November 2017 - NW2938

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether he has found that there is a conflict of interest in respect of the alleged use by the SA Football Association (SAFA) of their own vehicles to shuttle voters of a certain political party (name furnished) during recent by-elections in areas in the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape; (2) whether he has been informed of whether the SAFA board approved the specified expenses?

Reply:

(1) We are not aware of such an incident. However, if true, the Honourable Member will be aware that, in line with the Olympic Charter, the national Department of Sport and Recreation is not allowed to interfere with the administration of the federations. It may be useful for the Honourable member to bring this matter to the attention of the relevant competent authority, that being the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa.

(2) No.

27 November 2017 - NW2460

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What amount of the department's budget in terms of (a) monetary value and (b) as a percentage of the department's budget is spent in (i) townships and (ii) in areas that used to be within the former Bantustans?

Reply:

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa spends its allocated budget against line items such as Compensation of Employees, Goods and Services, Transfers to Provinces and Federations, as well as Capital Expenditure.

The Department’s budget is prepared in line with the common budget template that is applicable to all departments. This template does not provide for the divisions that the Honourable Member is seeking. It will however be of interest to the Honourable Member to note that almost 50% of the departmental budget is a grant that is transferred to provinces. In this regard 40% of this budget is allocated to School Sport and 20% to Club Development. Of these allocations, 50% of it has to be spent in the rural areas.

10 October 2017 - NW2506

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1098 on 5 June 2017, (a) which committee or governance structure of the SA Football Association (SAFA) authorised the payment to FIFA, (b) on which date was the payment authorised, (c) what are the names of each member of the specified committee or governance structure of SAFA, (d) on which delegated authority decision by the Board of Directors and/or shareholders of SAFA did the specified committee or governance structure base its decision and (e) what number of the specified members of the specified committee or governance structure of SAFA voted (i) in favour of and (ii) against the decision to make the payment to the Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean Football Associations (Concacaf); (2) whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with copies of the minutes of the meeting(s) where the decision was made to make the payment to Concacaf; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The leadership of the South African Football Association (SAFA) authorized FIFA to make the payment. The details of the payment are with FIFA who made the payment to the Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean Football Associations (CONCACAF). The documentation related to the decision is not in the purview of the Minister of Sport and Recreation. The Olympic Charter, to which South Africa is a signatory, prohibits governments from interfering in the administration of sports bodies. Government relies on the sports bodies to provide details as and when necessary, on a voluntary basis. South Africa has since requested FIFA, the former leaders of SAFA and the government of the United States of America to share documentation in their possession pointing to any alleged wrongdoing in respect of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Until we receive information stating otherwise, we as the South African Government believe that this was a legitimate transfer of funds to CONCACAF. Those who allege that any of our laws have been broken are encouraged to report such transgressions to the appropriate authorities, including law enforcement agencies.

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10 October 2017 - NW2732

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether he accompanied the national football squad, Bafana Bafana, for their match against Cape Verde on 2 September 2017; if so (a) what was the reason for this, (b) who paid for the (i) travel costs and (ii) accommodation costs; (2) whether any other costs were incurred on this trip; if so, who will pay for these costs?

Reply:

(1) Yes.

(a) The Minister was invited by the South African Football Association (SAFA) to accompany the national senior men’s football team (Bafana Bafana), as the team was to play in a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifiying match against Cape Verde.

(b) (i) and (ii) The traveling costs for the Minister were borne by SAFA.

(2) The only other cost of the trip was subsistence allowance, which was covered by the Department of Sport and Receation South Africa.

20 September 2017 - NW2579

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

The application dates for Boxing South Africa were as follows:

(a) opened on: 28 July 2017

(b) closed on: 13 August 2017

In the case of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, the advertisement is still to be published, as quotations were awaited from the Government Gazette and the National Press. It is expected that the advertisement will be issued shortly before he end of September 2017 and the closing date for the nominations shall be 30 days from the publication of the advertisement.

20 September 2017 - NW2400

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Has Boxing South Africa conducted an investigation into the death of Herbert Nkabiti, a boxer; if not, why not; if so, will he furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with a copy of the investigation report?

Reply:

The investigation into the death of Mr Herbert Nkabiti is underway and has not yet been completed. The investigation has been commissioned by the board of Boxing South Africa. Once the investigation is complete and the report is submitted to the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, the Minister will apply his mind as to the next course of action.

28 August 2017 - NW2076

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

(a) and (b) (i) and (ii) The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the entities reporting to the Executive Authority of the Department are not funding any institution of research and development, whether domestically and/or internationally, including by way of discretionary funding.

Thus, (aa) (aaa) and (bbb), (bb) and (cc) fall away.

24 August 2017 - NW1738

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Lotriet, Dr A to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether any staff of (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) professional designations of the staff members and (bb)(aaa) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (bbb) amounts in each case?

Reply:

The information contained herein was provided to the Department of Sport and Recreation (SRSA) by the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA), who track such information. SRSA does not have records of the staff members in question having engaged in remunerative work outside their formal employment, because such was not declared to the Department. Also, when inquiries were sent to the staff members they responded by stating that they did not engage in contracts with other State entities. The zero figures in the ‘Amounts’ column denote that SRSA has been made aware by the AGSA of individuals who are purported to have engaged in contracts with other State entities, yet the AGSA did not provide further details regarding the work they are said to have performed and amounts involved. SRSA is engaging with the AGSA to establish the full facts around this matter.

(i) 2014 – 15 Financial Year

NO.

NAME OF STAFF MEMBER

DESIGNATION OF THE STAFF MEMBER

ENTITY NAME OF THE STAFF MEMBER

DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT(S) AND/0R AGREEMENTS

AMOUNTS

1.

Bethuel Ramathabe Maake

Deputy Director: School Sport

Goldex Trading Enterprise

National Home Builders Registration Council

R0.00

2.

Xolelwa Patricia Scott

Support Services Officers

Skokelo Trading Enterprise

Camdeboo Local Municipality

R0.00

3.

Keneetswe Norah Mosenogi

Director: Scientific Support

Par Elegance Elite (Pty) Ltd

Dirapeng

R0.00

4.

Kenetswe Norah Mosenogi

Director: Scientific Support

Invest North West

Dr. Ruth S. Mompati District Municipality

R0.00

5.

Frennie Shivhambu

Secretary/Typist (Ministry)

Justus Media CC

-

R0.00

6.

N.M. Phongoma

Senior Co-ordinator: Special Projects

Qilima Investment

-

R0.00

(ii) 2015 – 16 Financial Year

NO.

NAME OF STAFF MEMBER

DESIGNATION OF THE STAFF MEMBER

ENTITY NAME OF THE STAFF MEMBER

DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT(S) AND/0R AGREEMENTS

AMOUNTS

1.

M.S. Tshabalala

Chief of Staff: Office of the Minister

Tiroweb (Pty) Ltd

-

R0.00

(iii) 2016 – 17 Financial Year

NO.

NAME OF STAFF MEMBER

DESIGNATION OF THE STAFF MEMBER

ENTITY NAME OF THE STAFF MEMBER

DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT(S) AND/0R AGREEMENTS

AMOUNTS

1.

C. Singh

Chief Director: Client Services, Events & Facilities

PSBY Management Consultant

Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

R35 500.00

2.

Xolelwa Patricia Scott

Support Services Officers

Skokelo Trading Enterprise

Camdeboo Local Municipality

R0.00

3.

M.E. Ntsoane

Special Advisor (Legal) to the Former Minister

Ntsoane Attorneys

Free State Development Corporation

R777 870.00

 

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24 July 2017 - NW1798

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Which entities reporting to him (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

(1) (a) Boxing South Africa (BSA) and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) have boards in place.

(i) (aa) BSA board members were appointed on 01 June 2014. The SAIDS board members were appointed on 01 December 2012.

(bb) the term of the BSA board ended on 31 May 2017 and has been extended to 31 August 2017. The term of the current SAIDS board and its Appeal Board expires on 30 November 2017.

(ii) (aa) The BSA board is composed of 7 members. The SAIDS boarded comprises of 9 members, including the chairperson of the board. The SAIDS Appeal Board is made up of 10 members.

(bb) The BSA board has 2 female members, of which one of them is the chairperson. There are 2 female members on the SAIDS board and the same applies to the Appeal Board. The latter has got a female member who is also a person living with a disability.

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24 July 2017 - NW1995

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) What is the total number of sport facilities in the country that are accessible to the public free of charge, (b) what do the facilities consist of and (c) where are they located?

Reply:

(a) In 2016, the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa conducted a national facilities count in all the 9 provinces of South Africa. Whilst the count revealed that there are 5 022 sport facilities around the country, it did not include a variable to determine if access to these facilities is free to the general public. This is part of the reason that the Department has deemed it appropriate to conduct a comprehensive national facility audit to look beyond the number and location of the facilities, but also to zoom into other aspects, including accessibility for the general public.

(b) Although a variable of free access to the public was not included in the facilities count, data about services offered in each of the facilities was generated.

(c) The facilities count also produced data on the geographic location of the facilities. The information is summarized in the National Facility Count Report, which may be availed to the Honourable Members of Parliament.

24 July 2017 - NW1887

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

(a) and (b) Neither the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, nor the entities reporting to the Executive Authority appointed transaction advisors for tenders during the period 01 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

Therefore, (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) fall away.

 

24 July 2017 - NW1773

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Mr R K Purdon (DA) asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Does (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to him make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Neither (a) myself, (b) the Deputy Minister nor (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to the Minister of Sport and Recreation made use of security services paid for by the State for (i) myself, (ii) my immediate family or (iii) any of the staff members. VIP protection is provided to me and the Deputy Minister by the South African Police Service from the budget of the Department of Police, which is standard for all Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

(aa), (bb) and (cc) fall away.

19 June 2017 - NW1476

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) What is the current status of the National Training Centre, (b) what are the funding details of the specified centre and (c) what is the total amount that the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee committed in funds to the specified centre since its inception

Reply:

(a) The National Training and Olympic Preparatory Centre (NTC) emanates from the South African Sport Academies Strategic Framework and Policy Guideline. In 2013, the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) having earmarked the Free State Sport Science Institute (FSSI) approached the Free State (FS) Provincial Government to develop the FSSI to be the NTC. The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) further made a commitment to the project and looked at a number of funding options to fund the establishment of the NTC. In 2014 five percent of the Conditional Grant was ring-fenced for the development of the NTC. This occurred after further engagements with the National Treasury to amend the Conditional Grant Framework to provide for construction of sport infrastructure. A project management company with a team of consultants was appointed to develop a Master Plan, which was approved by the NTC Steering Committee (represented by all provinces) overseeing the development of the NTC.

The first assignment was to establish the additional high-performance training facilities that can complement the current facilities. The Table below represents the list of proposed facilities to be constructed, with a phased-guide.

List of Facilities

sub-project 

Number

Phase of Development

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

NTC Entrance Gates

1

X

X

       

High Performance Training: Athletics

2

X

X

X

X

   

High Performance Training: Swimming

3

X

X

X

X

   

High Performance Training: Martial Arts

4

X

X

       

High Performance Training: Basketball

5

X

X

       

Accommodation Facilities & Sports Hotel

6

X

X

       

High Performance Training: Squash

7

X

X

       

High Performance Training: Hockey

8

X

X

       

After consultation with the NTC Steering Committee it was decided to commence with the construction of the indoor swimming and athletics facilities, because South African athletes are stronger and more competitive in these two-sporting codes. However, since this decision, the Central University of Technology (CUT) approached the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation with an offer of exchanging land earmarked for the FSSI that was planned for the development and construction of the NTC for Cecilia Park, which belongs to the CUT.

The Department (SRSA) considered the offer of the CUT and resolved that the Free State Provincial Government should accept it with the condition that it be Cecilia Park land with the replacement cost of all the existing buildings. The CUT agreed to the land swap and an additional R112 million for the replacement of the existing infrastructure. The exchange of the land is currently underway and is in its final stages. We have adjusted the original master plan to fit the new sit. As soon as the exchange of land is finalised we will immediately commence with the construction.

 

(b) The development and construction of the NTC is through the conditional grant. In 2015/16 to 2016/17 five percent of the grant was made available for the purpose which amounted to R24 million and R23 million respectively. In 2017/18, the conditional grant was increased to ten percent of the total grant allocation, which amounts to R58 million a year.

(c) National Lottery Distribution (Lotto) funded SASCOC to the tune of R10 million, which was for upgrading of the existing accommodation facility.

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19 June 2017 - NW1505

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him procured any services from and/or made any payments to (i) Bell Pottinger or (ii) any other public relations firms; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what (a) services were procured, (b) was the total cost, (c) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (d) was the total amount paid, (e) was the purpose of the payments and (f) is the detailed breakdown of such payments?

Reply:

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the entities reporting to the Executive Authority did not procure any services from and/or made any payments to (i) Bell Pottinger or (ii) any other public relations firms.

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19 June 2017 - NW1477

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether he is aware of any disputes that involve boxers not being paid by boxing promoters; if so, what are the (a) details of the current disputes, (b) names of (i) boxing promoters and (ii) boxers involved and (c) amounts owed in each case?

Reply:

There are no disputes that involve boxers not being paid by promoters, which have been brought to our attention, as the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa. The last dispute that involved boxers not being paid their purse money by promoters was resolved by the end of December 2016. The promoters responsible were subjected to a disciplinary process. In that respect the last incident took place in April 2016 and there hasn’t been any such incident since then.

(a) N/A

(b) (i) and (ii) N/A

(c) N/A

19 June 2017 - NW1450

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

How many (a) persons employed at government-sponsored sports clubs were assessed against the Child Protection Register in the (i) 2014, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2016 and (iv) 2017 calendar years and (b) of the specified persons were found not suitable to work with children in each case?

Reply:

(a) Government has and continues to support sport clubs. Clubs directly supported by Government are community based clubs and are normally run by volunteers. The aforesaid volunteers are not paid by Government and thus have not been subjected to an assessment against the Child Protection Act by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Although the requirement for such an assessment may be considered in future, it will require capacity from the relevant agencies, in a programmatic fashion, thus necessitating assessments of the volunteers from the same clubs more regularly. Due consideration must be given to the communication on the purpose of conducting the assessments, as the retention of the volunteers is quite low.

(b) There was no screening done.

05 June 2017 - NW1236

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Robinson, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

(a) and (b) (i) and (ii) The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the entities reporting to its Executive Authority did not procure any services from and/or make any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation.

Thus (aa), (bb), (cc), (dd), (ee) and (ff) fall away.

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05 June 2017 - NW1333

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) (a) What are the details of the shortage of sporting facilities in each province, (b) what is the total number of sporting facilities that are available in each province and (c)of the specified facilities, how many are accessible to differently-abled persons; (2) (a) which provinces have been earmarked by his department for upgrading of sporting facilities and (b) what are the time frames for each province?

Reply:

(1) (a) In the current financial year the Department of Sport and Recreation SA (SRSA) will conduct a facility audit intended not only to quantify number of facilities available, their type and level of service they offer, but also to assess needs and shortfalls using various methods including municipal IDPs and the SRSA Facility Classification Framework, which provides guidelines in terms of type and category of facility, level of service it must offer and minimum distance/radius for accessibility. This, in line with the department’s annual performance plan, will ensure the prioritisation of building and maintenance of facilities in order to contribute to the objectives of National Sport and Recreation Plan and the National Development Plan.

(b) The Department has conducted and concluded a facility count and verification process in 2016. The process included count of all facilities irrespective of their ownership and this was done through our facility count project team in all nine (9) provinces in collaboration with municipalities. The national total sum of facilities as counted is 5022, and provincial breakdown is as follows:

 

PROVINCE

FACILITIES

Eastern Cape

214

Free State

259

Gauteng

989

KwaZulu-Natal

1341

Limpopo

947

Mpumalanga

791

Northern Cape

102

North West

134

Western Cape

245

NATIONAL

5022

(c) Our 2016 facility count took this matter into consideration and make a shocking revelation that of all facilities counted, irrespective of their conditions, only 20% are accessible to people with disabilities, and this is another matter that justifies a need to strengthen the role of SRSA in planning and monitoring implementation of sports and recreation infrastructure projects in order to enforce Norms and Standards, and Sports and Recreation Amendment Act both of which emphasize a need to ensure that sports facilities are user friendly to people with disability.

(2) (a) Since 2016/17 the department has been involved with identification of sports infrastructure projects in all provinces in order to guide allocation of the R300 million for MIG. The NDP dictates that all settlement in the country must have access to sport and recreation facilities, and it is in that spirit that while resources are limited and prioritisation is inevitable, allocations will be made in all provinces.

(b) Since sports infrastructure projects are implement in a context of MIG, therefore, with exception of multi-year projects, completion dates of projects will coincide with the end municipal financial year, and this effectively informs time frames.

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05 June 2017 - NW1331

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Is the impasse between Government and the Commonwealth Games Federation over monetary obligations required by the federation resolved; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The impasse has been resolved. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) awarded the bid to host the Commonwealth Games 2022 on 02 September 2015 at its general assembly in Auckland, New Zealand. At the time of awarding the bid, the finance guarantee by the South African Government was not signed, as certain conditions of the host city agreement were not favourable to South Africa and hence could not be signed. This further meant that the outstanding issues raised by the evaluation commission after their visit in April/May 2015 could not be attended to as it was dependent on the negotiations with the Commonwealth Games Federation around matters contained in the financial guarantee and the host city agreement.

Further to the negotiations, South Africa provided a response to the issues by 30 November 2016. The Commonwealth Games Federation completed its detailed review of the final information submitted by South Africa on 30 November 2016 to determine whether the requisite conditions precedent set by South Africa would be acceptable to the Commonwealth Games Federation. The latter however felt that this did not meet with their methodology of games delivery and considered South Africa's position as a departure from the conditions they had set in the proposed Host City Agreement. The Evaluation Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation did not accept South Africa's conditions, budget proposals and delivery methodology. It was therefore resolved that the Commonwealth Games Federation should withdraw the rights awarded to Durban to host the 2022 edition of the games.

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05 June 2017 - NW1098

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether, with regard to the alleged payment of approximately $10 million that Fifa made to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Associations in 2008, using South African funds, the person who decided to make the payment had the necessary delegated authority to make such a decision; if not, (a) who authorised Fifa to make the $10 million payment, (b) who should have authorised this delegated authority and (c) who actually authorised this delegated authority; (2) whether the SA Football Association (Safa) conducted a full inquiry into the alleged unlawful payment; if not, why did an inquiry not take place; if so, will he provide Mr T W Mhlongo with a copy of the results of the inquiry; (3) whether Safa intends to recover the $10 million; if not, what are the reasons for not recovering the money?

Reply:

(1) FIFA was authorized by the South African Football Association (SAFA) to make the necessary payment to the Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean Football Associations (CONCACAF) and was authorized to do so as the funds were destined for the Host Association being SAFA itself.

(2) There was no inquiry into this matter as the payment was not unlawful and SAFA was well within its right to make the payment in furtherance of a standing government programme of making the World Cup an African World Cup, and a FIFA approved programme of ‘Win in Africa for Africa and One Goal’. No South African law was broken in the transactions that ensured to effect the payment of $10 million by FIFA to CONCACAF.

(3) SAFA does not intend to recover this money as it was paid for a legitimate purpose and there is no verdict of wrongdoing on the part of CONCACAF. SAFA has noted the allegations contained in the indictment by the US Attorney General and will follow the developments closely.

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22 May 2017 - NW938

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

(1) Currently, there are no vacancies in the positions of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer in the entities reporting to the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Therefore (i) and (ii); (2) (a) and (b); and (3) (a), (b) and (c) fall away.

22 May 2017 - NW797

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) How many sport facilities are currently dysfunctional in each province, (b) what are the reasons in each case, (c) what steps has he taken to rectify the situation in each case and (d) in which municipality is each facility located?

Reply:

One of the stumbling blocks to sport development and improving access to participation opportunities has been the absence of an accurate database of sport and recreation facilities. The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa is thus commencing with a full-scale facilities audit in the 2017/18 financial year. In this period a comprehensive audit will be done in one Province, namely Gauteng. It is expected that the audit of all Provinces will straddle over a number of financial years. Once the audit is complete only then will specific and reliable data be available with regard to the condition of each facility and its location.

22 May 2017 - NW720

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

With regard to the failure of South Africa's bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, (a)(i) how was the alleged cost of R118 million incurred and (ii) what are the full and precise details of each item of expenditure, (b) what has he found to be the reason for the failure of the bid and (c) what were the reasons for the decision by the Bid Committee to replace Durban as the host city?

Reply:

The expenditure was mainly incurred by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the expenditure toward the bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is being verified. The information asked for by the Honourable Member shall be provided before long.

22 May 2017 - NW619

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) With regard to the boxing match that took place in Graceland, Secunda, (a) on what date was notice of tender issued, (b) on what date was the deadline, (c) how many promoters tendered, (d) how many were successful enough to go through to the final adjudication and (e) which promoter won the tender; (2) was the specified promoter awarded any other televised bouts in the past two years; if so, how many; (3) what was the final scoring on adjudication of the top five applicants; (4) does Boxing SA deduct anything from the purse for any tournament; if so, what is the percentage?

Reply:

I would like to plead with the Honourable Member to grant the administration an extension of a period not exceeding a further 10 working days to source the correct information to enable me to respond to the question.

22 May 2017 - NW373

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(aa) The following vehicles were used by Minister Fikile Mbalula and Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuizen in the (aaa) 2014-15 and the (bbb) 2015-16 financial years:

Vehicles utilised from Pretoria office base

 

(i) Minister

(ii) Deputy Minister

(a) Make

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

(b) Model

ML 500

E500

(c) Price

R940 885.80

R928 161.77

(d) Date of acquisition

07 July 2011

20 March 2013

Vehicles utilised from Cape Town office base

 

Minister

Deputy Minister

(a) Make

Mercedes Benz

BMW

(b) Model

ML500

530D

(c) Price

R 935 871.60

R 843 369.00

(d) Date of acquisition

05 October 2011

12 October 2011

(bb) Information for the motor vehicles used by the Minister Fikile Mbalula and Deputy Minister Gert Oosthuizen from 01 April 2016 is as follows:

Vehicles utilised from Pretoria office base

 

Minister

Deputy Minister

(a) Make

BMW

Mercedes Benz

(b) Model

X5

E500

(c) Price

R902 529.99

R928 161.77

(d) Dates

07 July 2015

20 March 2013

Vehicles utilised from Cape Town office base

 

Minister

Deputy Minister

(a) Make

Mercedes Benz

BMW

(b) Model

ML500

530D

(c) Price

R 935 871.60

R 843 369.00

(d) Date

05 October 2011

12 October 2011

08 May 2017 - NW621

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(a) How many South African boxing bouts registered through Boxing SA have been aired on TV in the past 24 months, (b) which fights were broadcast on (i) Supersport, (ii) SABC and (iii) eTV and (c) how were these fights allocated to each province?

Reply:

(a) The Boxing is Back campaign in partnership with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Boxing SA (BSA) and Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) started in June 2015. Since June 2015 there has been 9 tournaments broadcast in different provinces, listed below is a schedule of allocation:

(b) The fights broadcast by the different Channels were as follows:

(i) Supersport

TOURNAMENT DATE

PROVINCE 

PROMOTION 

18 March 2015

Gauteng 

Golden Gloves 

06 June 2015

Gauteng 

Golden Gloves 

19 September 2015

Gauteng 

Golden Gloves 

0 December 2015

Gauteng 

Golden Gloves 

19 March 2016

Gauteng 

Golden Gloves 

18 October 2016

Gauteng 

Rainbow 

24 April 2015

Eastern Cape

Xaba 

24 July 2015

Eastern Cape

Xaba 

25 September 2015

Eastern Cape

Xaba 

18 December 2015

Eastern Cape

Xaba 

30 Aug 2015

Eastern Cape

Eyethu 

(ii) SABC

TOURNAMENT DATE

PROVINCE 

PROMOTION 

26 June 2015

Gauteng 

BRD Promotion 

24 July 2015

Eastern  Cape 

Xaba Promotions 

27 Aug 2015

Mpumalanga 

Showtime 

09 Oct 2015

Free State 

Dream Team 

27 Nov 2015

Western Cape 

CSuns Promotions

26 February 2016

Northern Cape 

TK Promotions

19 March 2016

KwaZulu Natal

Starline& White Buffalo

29 April 2016

Limpopo

Limpopo Champion & Xaba

29 Jul 2016

Eastern  Cape 

Xaba Promotions 

27 May 2016

North West

TK Promotions

07 October 2016

Free State 

Dream Team 

(iii) eTV – No boxing events were broadcast on eTV.

(c) The partnership of BSA, SRSA and SABC decided on a schedule of fights and allocations to different provinces.

08 May 2017 - NW620

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) With regard to the fight in East London on 22 April 2016, where certain fighters (names furnished) were not paid, how did Boxing SA allow the fight to continue without having the purse money; (2) have any other fights been allowed to take place without purse money being paid to Boxing SA (a) in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, (i) which fights and (ii) have the purse monies been paid to the fighters since 28 February 2017; if not, which amounts are still outstanding?

Reply:

(1) At the time of sanctioning the said boxing event, which took place on the 22 April 2016 at East London, Boxing SA had reasonable grounds to believe that it was in receipt of a legitimate legal commitment by the provincial department of Sports, Arts and Culture in the Eastern Cape to pay for the purse money.

It later emerged that the written undertaking purportedly signed by the CFO of the department of Sports, Arts and Culture in Eastern Cape and submitted by the promoter, was actually falsified. It is for that reason that disciplinary steps were taken against the promoter. This resulted in the promoter’s license being suspended and a civil claim being instituted against him to recover the money.

(2) (a) No, in the financial year 2015/16 there were no tournaments staged without payment of purse money.

(b) Yes, (i) Since 1 April 2016, there was a tournament held in Limpopo Province hosted by a consortium led by Limpopo Champions and Xaba Promotions on the 29 April 2016.

(ii) All outstanding monies were subsequently settled with all the licensees.

24 April 2017 - NW389

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether the Fencing Federation of South Africa motivated to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) for Juliana Barrett to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games hosted by Brazil; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what was the criteria set by SASCOC for athletes to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games; (3) did the specified person meet the (a) international federations' and (b) domestic federations' criteria; if so, (i) why was the specified person not allowed to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and (ii) who made the decision?

Reply:

1. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), together with the National Federations (NFs), set the policy for participation in the Olympic and the Paralympic Games. The policy is signed off by the President representing the respective NF two years prior to any games. Once the selection criteria have been signed off by the NF, the onus is upon the NF to confirm that the athlete has met the International and/or Olympic standards; and on that basis all recommendations are made by the NF to SASCOC that the athlete should be admitted as a member of Team South Africa to participate in the Olympic or Paralympic games.

2. Attached is the criteria (annexure 1)

3. (a) It should be noted that athletes do not automatically qualify for selection as a result of being successful in an African Competition. Also, they are required to be ascribed a certain international ranking in order to qualify for the NF participation.

(b) Refer to (3) (a) and the domestic qualification criteria attached.

All athletes must meet the specified criteria.

The decision as to who will represent South Africa as a member of Team South Africa is done solely on the basis that the athletes meet the required International Qualification criteria as set out in the various Federations’ selection policies with SASCOC.

24 April 2017 - NW390

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Whether (a) Karate South Africa is recognised as the main federation for the specified sporting code by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (b) any arbitration has taken place in compliance with court order 7/2016; if so, what (i) are the relevant details in each case and (ii) were the outcomes of any arbitration?

Reply:

a) Karate South Africa (KSA), as it is currently constituted, is a member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).  However, such membership is currently under discussion due to the representations that have been made to SASCOC and to KSA to the effect that the latter does not represent the majority of the participants currently registered in Karate. Also, it is said that the current structure differentiates between contact and non-contact Karate. In terms of the National Sport and Recreation Act, 2007 (as amended) and the policy set out by the Department of Sport and Recreation and further embodied in the Constitution of the SASCOC, all members irrespective of race, colour or creed are entitled to participate in any particular sport.  In this specific instance as previously stated, representation has been received by SASCOC to the effect that the majority of participants within KSA are unable to participate in the Sport, due to the current policies of KSA.

b) In terms of SASCOC’s Constitution, should any member of a sporting code, or any particular sports federation have a dispute within its structure, then the same shall be referred to SASCOC for arbitration.  This procedure is currently being exercised by the various parties to the current dispute.

(i) and (ii) The relevant details shall be provided in due course.