Questions and Replies

09 April 2019 - NW665

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask Minister of Health

(a) What is the position of the Government on the development of palliative care in the country and (b) how does the Government (i) intend to roll out palliative care and (ii) envisage working with and supporting community-based palliative care organisations?

Reply:

a) The development of Palliative care in the country is informed by the National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care 2017-2022 which is based on the WHA Resolution WHA 67.19 “Strengthening of Palliative Care as a Component of Comprehensive Care throughout the Life Course”, to which the country was a signatory. Palliative care starts at a point of diagnosis of a life-threatening disease or condition and is inclusive of but does not equate to care of the dying.

b) (i) Palliative Care will be integrated into the health service at all levels of care and implementation focuses on creating awareness on Palliative care and the provisions of the policy, auditing of provincial services on which to base Provincial Implementation Plans, Human Resource Development through in-service training and undergraduate training and access to palliative care medicines, in particular pain management and consumables.

(ii) Community-based palliative organisationa will continue to provide services at district and provincial levels and will be supported through grants, where applicable.

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06 March 2019 - NW370

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

With reference to her reply to question 3558 on 7 December 2018, what was the total amount of the cost to her department of the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee?

Reply:

In total, an amount of R978 550.19 was spent for the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee which is broken down as follows:

Stenography and transcription services:      R171 450.00

Catering:                                                   R  37 500.00

Venue:                                                       R  61 560.00

Fees of Committee Members:                      R580 254.99

Public Relations Branding:                           R  70 338.00

Witness costs:                                            R  57 447.20

TOTAL COSTS:                                            R978 550.19

 

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/03/19

 

06 March 2019 - NW10

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

Why does KwaZulu-Natal, despite the high number of cricket fans in the province, have a low number of international cricket fixtures in (i) test, (ii) limited overs and (iii) T20 scheduled for 2019 and (b) what steps will her department take to correct such an anomaly? NW12E

Reply:

1. The official Cricket South Africa (CSA) gate numbers from the International Cricket Committee (ICC) approved stadia, does not confirm this claim.

2. CSA therefore designed a nationally agreed Stadium Model Agreement to maximise efficiencies to ensure an equitable arrangement in the allocation for all international match allocations (i, ii iii) amongst its Members.

MS. Y. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: /

06 March 2019 - NW145

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

With reference to her reply to question 3558 on 7 December 2018, what was the total amount of the cost to her department of the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee?

Reply:

In total, an amount of R978 550.19 was spent for the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee which is broken down as follows:

Stenography and transcription services:                  R171 450.00

Catering:                                                              R  37 500.00

Venue:                                                                 R  61 560.00

Fees of Committee Members:                                R580 254.99

Public Relations Branding:                                     R  70 338.00

Witness costs:                                                     R  57 447.20

 

TOTAL COSTS:                                                    R978 550.10

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE: & “ /

 

06 March 2019 - NW270

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

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:

Number of tender briefings held in 2018 by

(a) (i) the department (SRSA) has held SIX (6) TENDER BRIEFING SESSIONS.

(ii) the entities reporting to her department (SRSA) - NONE

(b) the specified briefings were compulsory? ALL THE TENDER BRIEFINGS WERE COMPULSORY

MS T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE: IQ

14 December 2018 - NW3557

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

(1 )With reference to her reply to question 2287 on 31 October 2018, did the Board of Athletics South Africa (ASA) follow a consultative process in issuing rule amendments to allow members of the Board to simultaneously serve as registered directors of the Nonprofit Company; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2)whether ASA issues notices inviting comments from stakeholders before initiating amendments to its rules; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) do clubs belonging to ASA allow objections raised by its members to be minuted and recorded; (4)what are the details of ASA's mediation process for disciplinary hearings; (5)has ASA held a disciplinary hearing around the legal and procedural irregularities pointed out by a certain organisation (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?NW4133E

Reply:

The question by the he member has been forwarded to Athletics South Africa (ASA) for its response as it deals with operational details and internal institutional procedures of ASA.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3559

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

Whether she has been informed that the Vhembe Municipality in Limpopo has used R29 million to develop a sports facility and that the facility has to date not been developed allegedly due to irregularities at the VBS Bank; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will she take to rectify the situation; if so, what steps has she taken in this regard?NW4135E

Reply:

The matter had come to the attention of the Minister via media reports. It has to be pointed out that there is no legal requirement for the municipality to inform the Minister in respect of expenditures incurred on municipal accounts. Nevertheless the Minister had tasked the relevant Departmental officials to liaise with the Municipality and the Provincial Department of Sports and Recreation in Limpopo province to establish the facts on this matter and to recommend the appropriate action(s) to take. The engagements with the municipality are ongoing.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

14 December 2018 - NW3426

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

(1) What amount is the total deal for the new T20 Mzansi Super League for broadcasting rights from both (a) the SA Broadcasting Corporation, (b) Super Sport and (c) any other broadcaster; (2) What amount was the settlement with the chief executive officer (name furnished)? NW2844E

Reply:

(1) Cricket South Africa signs Non-Disclosure Agreements with its partners and is therefore not at liberty to indicate the amount of the deal.

(2) CSA signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Mr Lorgat and thus cannot indicate the settlement amount. However Mr Lorgat may be approached by the individual, institution or organization seeking the information.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

07 December 2018 - NW3558

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

By what date will (a) she release the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Report and (b) the recommendations from the SASCOC report be implemented?

Reply:

(a) The Minister intends to issue the report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Governance Affairs of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on the 07th of December 2018.

(b) We will assign an implementation timetable to be agreed upon with SASCOC.


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:06-11-2018

30 November 2018 - NW2376

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Dlomo, Ms BJ to ask the Ms. B.J Dlomo to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

1. What progress has her department made in establishing the two ministerial commissions that will: - (a) look at the violence in stadia; and b) address the problems in sports confederation; 2. on what date does she intend to brief the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation regarding the progress?

Reply:

In response to question 1 (a) in relation to violence in stadia:

The former Minister of Sport and Recreation established the FNB Stadium Committee of Inquiry to investigate the facts and reasons that led to the death of two soccer fans and injury to others at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The FNB Committee of Inquiry was subsequently withdrawn as a result of legal technicalities, hence the current Minister of Sport and Recreation decided to approach the President of the Republic to request his Excellency to consider appointing a fully ledged Commission of Inquiry to investigate the tendency to perpetuate violence in stadia in the Republic by soccer fans inclusive of any other violence in sport (e.g. the violence at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria and more recently at the Moses Mabida in Durban, etc.). The President of the Republic has recently referred the request of the Department to establish a Commission of Inquiry to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services. SubsequenUy a meeting was held between the Ministries of Justice and Sport and Recreation to clarify issues and to seek solutions in the above regard.

In In response to question 1(b) in relation to addressing the problems in the sports confederation:

The SASCOC Committee of Inquiry has already finalised its extensive report (more than 140 pages) with regard to the Sports Confederation and has recently submitted its findings, recommendations and observations inclusive of its Executive Summary to the Minister for her perusal and consideration via the normal Departmental channels. The Minister has already perused the report and concurred wholeheartedly the proposed the recommendations as proposed by the SASCOC Committee of Inquiry.

Subsequently the Minister has submitted the report and its Summary to -


• SASCOC;

• the International Olympic Committee ("IOC");

• the International Paralympic Committee ("IPC");

• Mr. TUBBY REDDY
 

for their respective written responses. All their responses are currently being assimilated so as to put the Minister in a favourable position to apply her mind fully insofar as decisions and actions to be considered on the way forward before releasing the said report.

In response to question 2 in relation to what date does she intend to brief the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation regarding the progress:

In relation to stadia violence, the Minister will brief the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation on the progress with regard to the request to the President of Republic for appointing a formal Commission of Inquiry as and when the issues to be clarified and resolved between the Ministries of Justice and Sport and Recreation as referred to earlier have been finalized.

Moreover, the Minister intends to update the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation regarding the progress in relation to SASCOC Committee of Inquiry in December after applying her mind to the responses that she has now received from SASCOC, the IOC, the IPC and Mr. TUBBY REDDY in relation to the findings, recommendations and observations as proposed by the Committee.

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

27 November 2018 - NW1964

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

Whether her department contracted the services of a certain company {name furnished) for any sporting codes of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (a) in each of the past three financial years and/or (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, (i) for which sporting codes, (ii) what percentage service fee did the specified company request, (iii) what services were rendered in each case and (iv) who are the directors of the specified company?

Reply:

(b) N/A

(i) NIA

(ii) NIA

(iii) N/A

(iv) N/A



MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 21-11-2018

27 November 2018 - NW1707

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Mr P Moteka (EFF) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

(1 )(a) (i) and (ii) The Department of Sport and Recreation (SRSA) is the intended primary end user of a land located in the NASREC precinct for purpose of development national sport and recreation facilities.

(b) (i) The land is located on the eastern side of NASREC road, with larger portion being directly opposite to the existing Expo Center.

(ii) Since of acquisition of the 280 hectares prime land in the area by the state in the 1980s, this land parcel has been subdivided to accommodate showgrounds, exhibition center and 5 township extensions. Some of these subdivided portions have been sold to private owners for developments, and currently extension 1 and 2 totalling 60Ha is still owned by Department of Public Works as a custodian of government immovable assets.

This is the land held by Department of Public Works on behalf of SRSA, and will be used for development of a national sport and recreation precinct. My department has intentions to meet with Department of Public Works to discuss plans for development of the precinct, establish title conditions applicable to these portions and activate all town planning and conveyancing process required to make such development possible.

(2)(a) None

(b) (i) N/A

(ii)(aa) NIA

(bb) NIA


MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 21-11-2018

22 November 2018 - NW3096

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

What (a) was the total cost of the bid for the hosting of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and (b) amount did (i) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (ii) his department, (iii) the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and (iv) Rugby South Africa contribute to the specified bid; (2) whether all stakeholders contributed the agreed amounts; if not, why not?

Reply:

(1)(a) According to the information provided to the Department by South African Rugby Union (SARU), the direct amounts spent on the bid amounted to a total of R30, 580, 678.50 (R6,407,711.37 was spent in 2016 and of R24,172,967.13 in 2017). The indirect costs such as staff time and opportunity cost have not been fully calculated and included.

(B) (i) zero

     (ii) R1m

     (iii) zero

     (iv) estimated at :tR37m direct and indirect cost

(2)In any bidding process, more resources, particularly financial resources are always required to mount a successful bid. Several stakeholders were approached to support and fund the bid; and others could not commit what was required at the time. Accordingly, all contributions that were agreed to were then provided by the key stakeholders to the bid.

 

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE:

22 November 2018 - NW3249

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

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 attached to each loan and (d) are repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

a (i) None

(ii)None

(aa) N/A

(bb} N/A


b N/A


c N/A


d N/A

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 2018/11/21

22 November 2018 - NW2491

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

What (a) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each school sports programme which receives support from her department and (b) are the details of such support in each case?

Reply:

List of school sport programme which receives support from Sport and Recreation South Africa is attached.

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: - 1\ - \

21 November 2018 - NW3460

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

1. The department conduct asset verifications bi-annually in line with the Sport and Recreation South Africa Asset Management Policy. Asset verification includes audit of artwork owned by the department which is part of SRSA Asset Register.

2. No artwork under Minister department’s curatorship have gone missing in each of the past five financial years since 1 April 2018.

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE:

08 November 2018 - NW3010

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

Whether she has received the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's report following the conclusion of the investigation into alleged maladministration and financial mismanagement; if not, by what date does she expect to receive it; and (2). What total amount was spent to conduct the specified investigation?

Reply:

1. In response to question (1) in relation to the SASCOC Committee of Inquiry's Report:

The SASCOC Committee of Inquiry has —

    • already finalised its report with regard to the Sports Confederation; and
    • in August 2018 submitted its findings, recommendations and observations inclusive of its Executive Summary to the Minister for her perusal and consideration.

2. In response to question (2) in relation to costs which were spent on this investigation:

In total, the amount of R 978 550.19 was spent to conduct and conclude the investigation of the SASCOC Committee of Inquiry which is broken down as follows:

Stenography and transcription services:           R 171 450.00

Catering:                                                       R 37 500.00

Venue:                                                          R 61560.00

Fees of Committee members:                        R 580 254.99

PR Branding:                                                R70 338.00

Witness costs:                                             R 57 447.20

TOTAL:                                                        R 978 550.19

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE:

07 November 2018 - NW996

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

How much land does {a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or {bb) occupy?

Reply:

(a) The department (i) does not own {ii) does not have exclusive rights (iii) {aa)it is registered as end-user, of NASREC by Public Works.”

(b) the entities reporting to the Minister (i) do not own, (ii) do not have exclusive rights to and/nor (iii) lease from the State to (aa)use and/nor (bb)occupy any land.

 

MIN TER T. XASA
MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW2577

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

(1) (a) What Is the total number of deputy directors-general and 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?

Reply:


(1) (a) (i) one (1}

(ii) five (5)

(aa) none

(bb) three (3)


(b) (i) one {1)

(ii) one (1)

(aa) none

(bb) none


MS. T. XASA,MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW2555

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

With regard to Athletics South Africa (ASA), (a) who was appointed as Team Leader for the South African team travelling to the (i} 2018 World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain, (ii} 2018 Junior and Youth Championships in London and (iii) 2016 Wor1d 1 00km Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain, (b) which ASA officials and/or representatives are required to travel on the same flights with the athletes selected to represent South Africa overseas, {c) in what circumstances would an ASA official and/or representative, other than the Head of Delegation, be authorised to travel separately from the athletes who form part of a South African team competing internationally and (d) what are the relevant details regarding why certain athletes forming part of the South African team which competed at the Wor1d Junior and Youth Championships in London were booked on a flight separate from the ASA officials and/or representatives tasked with managing the team?

Reply:

(a) who was appointed as Team Leader for the South African team travelling to the:

{i) 2018 Wor1d Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain,

2. Mr James Moloi - Chairperson of ASA Road Running Commission.

{ii) 2018 Junior and Youth Championships in London and

3. There were no Youth or Junior Championships in London. The 2018 IMF World Junior Championships took place in Tampere, Finland

4. Mr John Mathane, President of AGN Athletics was the team Leader

(iii) 2016 World 100km Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain

2. Mr George Lamb - Chairperson of ASA Ultra-running Committee

(b) which ASA officials and/or representatives are required to travel on the same flights with the athletes selected to represent South Africa overseas,
2. In line with international standards all teams are accompanied by a Head Of Delegation, Manager for men, Manager for women, Team Coaches, Doctor and Physics. All Management is required to travel with the team. Depending on the size of the team, team management will be enlarged or reduced with a minimum of two management for practical and security reasons.

(c) in what circumstances would an ASA official and/or representative, other than the Head of Delegation, be authorised to travel separately from the athletes who form part of a South African team competing internationally and

2. All Management is required to travel with the team. Where teams travel in more than one flight the T earn Management is also split up to ensure that all team members are accompanied by Team Management. Team managements of teams are not separated by ASA. If due to extraordinary situations e.g. flight delays, custom hold-ups, etc special arrangements will be made on both the departure side and anival side to monitor the travelling of the affected athletes. Example - See travel report of Mr John Mathane below.

(d) what are the relevant details regarding why certain athletes forming part of the South African team which competed at the World Junior and Youth Championships in London were booked on a flight separate from the ASA officials and/or representatives tasked with managing the team?

3. The question is based on incorrect information. The 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships took place in Kenya. The 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships took place in Finland. The team flew via Istanbul to Tampere Finland and not via London.

4. See the report of travel arrangements of the Team Leader below:

1. FLIGHTS:


Our flights were booked by ASA Office at Turkish Airline TK 0043. We boarded our flight on the 07 July 2018 at 18:25 and arrived at 05:00 08 July 2018 safely at the Istanbul, International Airport and we were connected to from Istanbul, to Finland departed at 08:30 and arrives at 11:55 in Helsinki International Airport, upon our arrival in Helsinki the Physiotherapist could not find her passport at passport control to enter Finland. John Mathane stayed behind at the airport to assist her, and the rest of us took the 2 hour bus trip to Tampere. We were collected at 14:15 by Finland Federation Athletics delegates and travelled to Tampere city where we were accommodated at Hotel Holiday Inn for check in without any hassles. We return with Turkish Airline TK 004 We boarded our flight at 19:00 and arrived at Istanbul, at 22:25 then we connected at 01:35 to 0 R Tambo International Airport in South Africa at 10:25, we were warmly welcomed by the parents, family members and friends of the Athletes and band it was an exciting moment welcome the T earn to South Africa.

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW2697

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

What (a) is the total number of publicly accessible sports facilities in the country that are funded by her department, {b) is the location of each sport facility and (c) type of facility is it in each case? NW2989EREPLY (a) Since this parliament took a decision to ringfence R300 million from a Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) to implement sport infrastructure projects identified by Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), in the first year of implementation, 2016/17 thirty (30) projects were allocated and 16 of those have reported completions and some have been officially opened already. Additional 34 and 30 projects were allocated in 2017/18 and current 2018/19 respectively, and all are at different stages of implementation, bringing a total a number of sport facilities funded by department to a cumulative of 94 so far. All these projects were identified by communities through IDP processes and funded by public funds, the MIG, for access and use by the public. None of them are for private use.(b) Recognising that delivery of local sport facilities is a Schedule 58 mandate of the Constitution of the Republic, the department works collaboratively with municipalities to identify projects sites where these must be built. All sites and locations where these facilities were built were identified by municipalities through their IDP public participation processes, and biasness has been towards areas or settlements of the poor households and this is also a fundamental condition of MIG, targeting the poor.( c) A separate list with the specifics will be provided if required but facilities that we have built so far are multifaceted and many include combi courts that accommodate sporting codes such as tennis, volleyball, basketball and netball, soccer fields, including one built in Astro turf in Setlagole in the Raltlou municipality in North West, athletic tracks, including those built with tartan rubber material in Free State and Eastern Cape and so on. All our facilities make provision for ablution facilities where they don't exist already, and these upon our instance must be friendly to people with disabilitiesMS. T. XASA, MP MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION DATE:

Reply:

(a) Since this parliament took a decision to ringfence R300 million from a Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) to implement sport infrastructure projects identified by Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), in the first year of implementation, 2016/17 thirty (30) projects were allocated and 16 of those have reported completions and some have been officially opened already. Additional 34 and 30 projects were allocated in 2017/18 and current 2018/19 respectively, and all are at different stages of implementation, bringing a total a number of sport facilities funded by department to a cumulative of 94 so far. All these projects were identified by communities through IDP processes and funded by public funds, the MIG, for access and use by the public. None of them are for private use.

(b) Recognising that delivery of local sport facilities is a Schedule 58 mandate of the Constitution of the Republic, the department works collaboratively with municipalities to identify projects sites where these must be built. All sites and locations where these facilities were built were identified by municipalities through their IDP public participation processes, and biasness has been towards areas or settlements of the poor households and this is also a fundamental condition of MIG, targeting the poor.

( c) A separate list with the specifics will be provided if required but facilities that we have built so far are multifaceted and many include combi courts that accommodate sporting codes such as tennis, volleyball, basketball and netball, soccer fields, including one built in Astro turf in Setlagole in the Raltlou municipality in North West, athletic tracks, including those built with tartan rubber material in Free State and Eastern Cape and so on. All our facilities make provision for ablution facilities where they don't exist already, and these upon our instance must be friendly to people with disabilities

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW2698

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

How many golf courses are used by the South African Golf Association, and Women's Golf SA who are both partners of his department, {b) where is each golf course located, {c) what is the size of each golf course and {d) who owns each golf course? NW2990E

Reply:

{a) There are 455 golf courses of varying sizes - some of nine holes and some of 18 holes. Generally the 18 hole golf course is of around 7000 meters in length but the area of the course is not known. Most golf courses have holes parallel to each other so are somewhat condensed. These are smaller golf courses known as mashie courses and they would be in the region of 3500 metres in length but in the same format as the larger courses - i.e holes running parallel to each other but not restricted to that.

{b) These golf courses are throughout South Africa with all Provinces having golf courses varying in quantity.

(c) Golf RSA does not have precise information on the ownership of the golf courses but the majority, are municipal golf courses with the minority, by far, privately owned.

 

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

RECOMMENDATIONS

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


MR. M.E. MOEMI
DIRECTOR-GENERAL
DATE; 02/11/2018

DECISION
Reply approved


MS.T.XASA,MP
MINISTER OF THE SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW3127

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

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

Reply:

(a)(i) No

(ii) No

(aa) NIA, (bb) NIA (cc) N/A

(b)No


MS. T XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

06 November 2018 - NW2411

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

Why did South Africa's learners not participate in the eighth edition of the African Union Sports Council Youth Games hosted in Botswana in May 2018 and (b) when last did South African school teams participate in the specified games?

Reply:

 

a) The AUSC region 5 Youth Games are held bi-annually and on rotational basis among the member states. Hosting is done in alphabetical order of member states. They were previously called the Zone VI games. To date the games still covers the U/20 only, and South African School Sport Championship has participants up to the U18 for abled-bodied and U/19 for people with disability. As a result the age categories are not feasible for School Sport athletes. SASCOC is the body responsible for Team delivery in international Competition and Multicoded events.

b) South Africa last participated at the AUSC Region S Youth Games that were held in Angola 2016. However the Schools do not participate at the Games due to the age categories that are featured at these games.

 

 

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

b. South Africa last participated at the AUSC Region S Youth Games that were held in Angola 2016. However the Schools do not participate at the Games due to the age categories that are featured at these games.

RECOMMENDATION

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

MR M. ' MOEMI

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

DATE: §/ j ] (g

DECISION

Reply approved/amendeded

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE:

23 October 2018 - NW1098

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

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

Reply:

(a) The department has not contracted any consulting firms or companies currently

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(b) (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(iii) (aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

(dd) Not applicable

 

RECOMMENDATION

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

MR M.E MOEMI

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

DATE: 07/09/2018

DECISION

Reply approved/amended.

MS T XASA, MP
MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE: 09/09/2018

23 October 2018 - NW2036

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

(1) What are the details of the (a} number of accidents that vehicles owned by her department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1April2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c}(i) number of and (ii} reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) whether all vehicles owned by her department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

Please find here: REPLY

23 October 2018 - NW1510

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

What number of the medal winners at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (a) form part of the operational expenditure of the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and (b) received any money from SASCOC in the year preceding the Commonwealth Games?

Reply:

(a) seventeen(17)

Please find here: (b)

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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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


 

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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.