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12 October 2020 - NW2120

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a).What are the details of the individual applicants who will be paid out from the R34 million, (b), why is there a delay in paying out the money and (c), will he furnish Mrs V van Dyk with a list of the names of the beneficiaries?

Reply:

(a). The department is not in a position to provide a list of individual applicants as this is informed by the recommendations from the adjudication panel processes.

(b). The delay in paying out the money is mostly due to verification of supporting information/documents to the application, we have to ensure that the applicant complied with all the requirements and deserves the money.

(c). List of all beneficiaries to date is attached

12 October 2020 - NW2118

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to his media statement released on 3 August 2020 where it indicated that 117 applications are still being finalised, while the budget provision also indicates that his department has taken into consideration the commitments for unpaid beneficiaries from the first phase, this being estimated at R34 million (details furnished), he will clarify whether the outstanding 117 application will be receiving monies from the estimated R34 million; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The 117 outstanding applications were paid from the R34 Million committed funds for COVID-19 Relief and now included in the total list of beneficiaries as attached.

12 October 2020 - NW2113

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) total amount has the SA Sports Trust spent on providing (i) sporting infrastructure, (ii) kit, (iii) equipment and (iv) programmes aimed at developing the young persons of the Republic in each financial year since its inception and (b) in each case, which sporting codes were the beneficiaries and/or recipients?

Reply:

Due to staff working remotely South African Sports Trust unable to provide us with the response to this question.

12 October 2020 - NW2119

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Internal Question Paper No

Whether, given that his department indicated that it paid out R61 million, but in a committee meeting the beneficiary list furnished reflected an estimate of R40 million that was paid out, he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with (a) the total number of persons who benefited from the extra R21 million and (b) a list of all the beneficiaries on the list; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

(a) As of the presentation made to the Portfolio Committee, The amount that was paid to beneficiaries was R40ml; However, this is accumulated to R61 ml as more qualifying beneficiaries where being approved for funding.

(b). List of all beneficiaries to date is attached.

12 October 2020 - NW2162

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1). What are the total (a) costs for the SA Football Association (SAFA) on legal fees from 1 January 2018 until the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) legal costs to SAFA to fight (i) journalists and/or (ii) any media house to date; (2). whether SAFA has lost any cases to (a) federations, (b) companies and/or (c) individuals in the recent past; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) is the total number of cases and (ii) are the total costs incurred?

Reply:

We are still waiting for response from SAFA.

12 October 2020 - NW2108

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) are the details of the travel agencies that arrange trips for the SA SportsConfederation and Olympic Committee(SASCOC), (b) date (i) was the tender advertised and (ii) will a new tender be awarded and (c) is the total amount spent annually on the travel agency since it commenced to render the travel services to SASCOC?

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee has indicated that;

a) There is no specific travel agency that arrange trips for SASCOC

b) (i) No tender was advertised and (ii) no new tender will be awarded

c) No amount is spent on travel agency

SASCOC indicated that where possible they book directly online. For the major games they deal directly with airlines to facilitate the travel of the team.

12 October 2020 - NW2109

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Which travel agency qualified to run the Olympic hospitality programmes including selling packages to supporters for air tickets, event tickets and accommodation, (b) what are the criteria for selecting a qualifying agency, (c) on what date was the tender advertised and (d) what is the estimated monetary value of the contract in each financial year?

Reply:

(a). In response to this question the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) indicated that due to staff still working remotely, they will need more time to collate the information.

12 October 2020 - NW2110

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). What (a) are the reasons that no South African spectators attended the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and (b) is the name of the person at the SASports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) who failed to meet the deadline to apply for travel tickets; (2). whether any Sascoc board members attended the specified games; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the name of each member who attended, (b) was the cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other relevant expenses and (c) were the reasons for attending the games? NW2671E

Reply:

1. The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated that;

a). No spectators attended the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi because no South African athletes were participating at the Games

b). There is no specific person who was supposed to apply for the travel tickets

2. SASCOC indicated no SASCOC Board member attended the Sochi Games because there were no South African athlete participating at the Games

12 October 2020 - NW2111

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee received any incident reports by any SA team doctors in the past three financial years; if so, (a) what is the total number of reports that were submitted, (b) who was implicated in each report and (c) what were the matters that were highlighted in each report?

Reply:

1. The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee in its response indicated that they received reports from the Chief Medical Officer at each games

a) A total of 6 reports were submitted

b) and c) SASCOC indicated that the details of people implicated and matters highlighted cannot be provided due to the medical legal protocol confidentiality

12 October 2020 - NW2112

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

With reference to his reply to question 1359 on 16 July 2020, what total amount has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee spent on High Performance of Sport, Preparation and Delivery of Team South Africa to multi-coded international events in each financial year since its inception to date?

Reply:

(a). In response to this question the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee indicated that due to or staff still working remotely, they will need more time to collate the information. They further indicated that they would only be able to retrieve information for the past 5 years.

12 October 2020 - NW2161

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).Whether, with reference to concerns surrounding a certain senior office bearer (name furnished) of the SA Football Association (SAFA) for allegedly the money of the specified organisation to fight personal court cases, he will advise on (a) the total amount SAFA used to fight cases involving the specified person and certain officials (names furnished) and/or any other costs involved including the writing of letters and (b) who will be liable for the costs since SAFA is taking Mr T W Mhlongo to court; if not, why not; if so, (2). whether SAFA is using the Federation’s money to fight its President’s litigation; if not, what are the details of the resources SAFA is using to assist in defending court cases of the specified person; if so, what is the total cost as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

1. The South African Football Association in its response indicated that;

(a) The only cost incurred is for the letter which amounted to R3,841.00. There is no case to defend from Mr Gay Mokoena and Mr Dennis Mumble noting that he is not a SAFA member. Therefore, there are no costs for associated with the two individual’s cases. SAFA further indicated that its NEC will decide, in its meeting that is scheduled for 19 September 2020, if there should be further action on these matters.

(b) SAFA indicated that there are no cases for SAFA to defend on behalf of any member in any court.

2. SAFA indicated that there are no cases for SAFA to defend on behalf of any member in any court.

14 September 2020 - NW2016

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a). On what date was the wellness tender that was awarded to a certain advertising company (name furnished) advertised, (b) where was the tender advertised and (c) what total number of companies applied for the specified tender?

Reply:

1. (a). The department awarded the tender to Indingliz Advertising and Marketing on 15 June 2020.

(b). The tender was advertised on the Government Bulletin, Sunday Independent and Sowetan newspapers.

(c). There were only two companies who applied for this tender.

14 September 2020 - NW2028

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Which sporting codes are not affiliated to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee?

Reply:

  1. SASCOC indicated that they are unable to determine which sporting codes are not affiliated to the SA Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee.
  2. This is primarily because the procedure is such it is the group of individual who have identified a sport to be introduced in the country would approach the Confederation with an application for membership. In additional, sport is evolving on a regular basis with new sport being established globally making it difficult to keep track of what is considered to be sport.

14 September 2020 - NW2026

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1)When last was each national competition of each South African sports federation held; (2) What (a) total number of national federations has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) closed down since its establishment and (b) were the reasons in each case; (3) what (a) total number of applications for membership has SASCOC refused since its inception and (b) were the reasons in each case?

Reply:

(1) The following are the details on national competitions as received from the National Federations that responded;

National Federations

Championship(s)

Dates

South African Wrestling Federation

Youth Championships

October 2019

 

Senior, Junior and Cadet

June 2019

 

Presidents and Masters

March 2019

South African Powerlifting Federation

South African Equipped Powerlifting Championships - Johannesburg

22 February 2020

Roller Sport South Africa

SA Artistic Roller Skating

SA Inline Speed skating 

17 - 19 May 2019 

South African Hockey Association

Indoor Inter Provincial Tournament

11-14 March 2020

Cricket South Africa

Proteas (Men) – Tour to India, match was abandoned without a ball bowled (Covid19 Impacted the rest of the tour).

12 March 2020

 

Proteas (Women)- ICC T20 Women’s World Cup (Semifinal

5 March 2020)

Tennis South Africa

Seniors National Competition

7-11 March 2020

South African Table Tennis Board

Para Junior and Senior Championship

8-10 August 2019

 

Veterans Championship

8-10 August 2019

 

Junior and Senior Inter regional championship

22-28 September 2019

 

SA Schools Championship

9-13 December 2019

Motorsport South Africa

Rotax Karting Championship

23 August 2020

Volleyball South Africa

Championship Cup

September 2019

Ringball South Africa

Ringball SA National Championship

June 2019

South African Fencing Federation

National Fencing Competition

15-16 February 2020

Bodybuilding South Africa

Bodybuilding Championship

December 2019

 

IFBB SA National show

September 2019

South African Korfball Federation

South African Korfball Championship

1 – 4 August 2019

Cycling South Africa

South African Elite Road Cycling National Championships

February 2020

South African Sport Association for the Intellectually Impaired

National Competitions

September 2019 Bloemfontein

Darts South Africa

National Youth and Senior Darts Championships

24-28 June 2019. PE

South African Ice Hockey Association

National competition

July 2019

South African Gymnastic Federation

National Championship

 
 

Artistic Women

15-17 August 2019 & 26-28 September 2019

 

Artistic Men

13-14 September 2019 & 24-25 September 2019

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

25-29 September 2019

 

Trampoline Gymnastics

27-29 September 2019 & 18 October 2019

 

Tumbling Gymnastics

27-28 September 2019

 

Aerobic Gymnastics

23 September 2019

 

Acrobatic Gymnastics

24-25 September 2019

 

Artistic Women

15-17 August 2019 & 26-28 September 2019

 

Artistic Men

13-14 September 2019 & 24-25 September 2019

South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled

2019 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in

15 to 22 March 2019 Stellenbosch

South African Confederation of Cue Sports

National SA Blackball Championships, SA Opens, SA Master, SA Veterans

Secunda, Mpumalanga, SA Juniors, SA Womens, SA Seniors, in Empangeni, KZN

February 2019

 

PSA

September 2019 –SA Opens & SA Juniors in Middleburg, Mpumalanga

 

SABSA SA Inter-Provincial Championships

September 2019 –Durban, KZN

Ringball South Africa

National Championship

24-28 June 2019 Pretoria

Squash South Africa

S A National Squash Championships

June 2019

 

S A Interprovincial Team Championships

June 2019

Canoeing South Africa

SA K2 Championships – Fish River Marathon.

25 – 26 September 2019

Triathlon South Africa

SA Sprint and Para Triathlon Championships

9 February 2020

 

SA Long Distance Triathlon Championships

1 December 2019

 

SA Duathlon Championships

30 June 2019

 

SA Standard Distance Triathlon Championships

24 March 2019

Softball South Africa

National Championship

December 2019

Jukskei SA

National competitions

16-22 March 2019         

2019

 

SA Junior Championship      

7-13 December 2019      

Swimming South Africa

SA grand Prix

21-23 February 2020 Durban

Rowing South Africa

Water Rowing Nationals: 

April 2019 Gauteng

 

SA Schools Championships

March 2020

 

Indoor Rowing Championship

June 2019 Mangaung

Lifesaving South Africa

National Championships

24th to 30th March 2019

Bowls South Africa

National Championship

11 – 19 May 2019.

South African Baseball Union

National Baseball Championship

Nelson Mandela Bay in April 2019

South Rugby Union

National Competition – (Provincial ) – Currie Cup Final

7 Sept 2019

 

Women IPL ( Provincial ) Finals

 

(2) SASCOC indicated that they have not closed down any federation. They further indicated that it is not SASCOC’s responsibility to close down NFs as they were not established by SASCOC. Each federation has its own autonomy to manage its affairs.

(3) SASCOC indicated that they don’t have the records on the number of membership applications declined. SASCOC further indicated that mostly applications are declined due to the organisations not meeting the membership criteria requirements e.g. the organisation is not of a national stature (does not have members in at least 5 provinces in the country), no statutes/ founding documents, not democratically set up, some are of the similar sport type as one of the current member of SASCOC (this element is in SASCOC’s Constitution).

14 September 2020 - NW2017

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether he has found that he erred in respect of the figures contained in his media statement released on 3 August 2020 that out of a total of 5 322 applications that were received in the categories Sport, Digital, as well as Arts, Culture and Heritage 4 602 were recommended and 1 570 were not, in light of the fact that 4 602 plus 1 570 actually equals to 6 892; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The difference is accounted for on the basis of multiple beneficiaries that were identified during assessment of the Appeals

It is fact is that the numbers of beneficiaries will always be more than that of applications received since some applications are making requests for more than just one individual.

14 September 2020 - NW2021

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any athletes who were chosen to represent South Africa at any international sporting event that took place or was cancelled in the past three years are yet to receive their national colours; if so, (a) what total number of athletes are affected, (b) since what date have their sporting colours been outstanding and (c) what is the reason for the delay in each case?

Reply:

  1. SASCOC is not aware of any athletes whose National Federation has applied for national colours and has not received the colours. SASCOC processes such applications provided all required documents have been submitted.
  2. Prescripts of the National Colours Regulations are very clear that the onus is with the National Federations to submit colours applications to SASCOC.
  3. This question is relevant to National Federations not SASCOC as athletes belong to National Federation and NFs, as per their selection policy, determines those who qualify for colours.

14 September 2020 - NW2015

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).What are the details of the (a) service agreements and (b) duration of the contract for each company that his department is doing business with in response to Covid-19; (2). whether there were any tenders put out by his department for the specified contracts; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, where were the tenders advertised?

Reply:

1. (a) The details of the Service Level Agreement:

Category 1: Live Streaming Services – Pixel Entropy R 488 750.00 (due to non-performance by the Pixely Entropy, their appointment was Changed to re-appoint Diavantainment for an amount of R 772 900.00.

Category 2: Logistic and Event Management Services – Roadshow Marketing: to the total project amount of R 824 300.00.

Category 3: TV Production Management Services – VWV Group (PTY) LTD: to the total project amount of R 1 983 113.88.

(b) The duration of the contract for each company that the department is doing business in response to the Covid19 was for three (03) months.

2. Yes there were tenders put out by the department for the specified contract and supply chain processes were followed.

  • The tender was advertised on 02 April 2020 on the departmental websites of the (former Department of Sports and Recreation South Africa – (SRSA), and the Department of Arts and Culture – (DAC) only due to lockdown. The closing date was on 9 April 2020 at 11h00; and the route of submission of proposals was electronic.

02 September 2020 - NW1829

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Mr BS Madlingozi

1. Whether, given that R250 million owed to musicians currently in the bank account of South African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO), while mainly black artists are struggling to make end meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are any measures in place to assist musicians to obtain their money; if not, how does the Department intend to reach out and assist the desperate musicians; if so what measures are in place

Reply:

1. The Department has engaged SAMRO CEO regarding the money that is apparently in the account and it was explained to us that this money relates to undocumented work that is currently in limbo until such time that the true owners have come forth to claim the money. It is a normal practice that if the money is not claimed by any person, such will be distributed to authors after the five year holding period has expired. However, and in the light of the COVID challenges SAMRO has taken a decision to reduce the five year holding period into three years and thus ensuring that a proportion of the amount is made available. It is fair for SAMRO to be in a position to safeguard this money and properly allocate and report it. It also came to our attention that SAMRO is in the process of allocating some of this money targeting senior practitioners, and this would go a mile towards addressing the challenges brought by the pandemic.

I am sure you are aware also that on 18 August 2020, I announced the second wave of the Departmental COVID-19 Relief Funding for the arts, culture and heritage sector. The second wave will take into account the shortcomings and experiences of the first rollout. The relief will be available to mainly categories of performance and celebrations; music; festivals and events; books and publishing as well as heritage practitioners. Other practitioners will be covered through the partnership with the Department of Small Business and Development (DSBD).

In addition, the Solidarity Fund has made available 10 000 food or cash vouchers of R700 to the department, amounting to R7 million. The department is working with sector organisations and the provinces to develop a list of practitioners who will benefit from these vouchers and each province will receive 1 000 vouchers which can either be redeemed as cash or for food, with beneficiaries to be identified as follows: 50% urban and 50% rural areas.

02 September 2020 - NW1828

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

1). What (a) total amount of the funds earmarked to provide relief to artists who are suffering as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been disbursed to artists and (b) percentage of the specified funds have been allocated to artists based in rural areas; (2). whether there have been any delays in disbursing the funds; if so, what (a) are the reasons for such delays and (b) steps will he take to ensure that everyone who needs the funds will receive such?

Reply:

(1). The COVID -19 Relief Fund close-out report has not been completed due to the fact that the Appeals Committee has not concluded on all appeals applications. Upon conclusion and reconciliation of the Relief Fund processes a full report will be shared with the Portfolio Committee.

However, as of the end of July 2020, the Department had disbursed 3120 (three thousand, one hundred and twenty) payments to approved beneficiaries to the sum of R63 million.

The Department will be able to provide a detailed report on the Relief Fund upon completion of all processes.

(2). A number of challenges were experienced which contributed to delays in disbursing funds to approved beneficiaries, both individuals (artists and athletes).

• A new online application systems was used and it necessitated training for official assigned to use the system

• Disbursement of funds were facilitated through agencies Business Arts South Africa (BASA) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The two agencies had to tailor-made their operations for disbursement of funds based on the Relief Fund criteria.

• The various independent committees appointed (Adjudication, Appeals Committees) had to be boarded and trained to use the online application and this also contributed to the delay.

13 August 2020 - NW1799

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

Whether any approved funding for any historical archaeologist has been stopped by the National Museum in Bloemfontein; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in what field of research? NW2190E

Reply:

The Museum does not have a position titled historical archaeologist and therefore no approved funding has been received or stopped. The Department of History at the Museum employs four historians and a number of support staff. The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology employs two archaeologist and a number of support staff.

13 August 2020 - NW1728

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1). Given that his department paid the legal costs of the Public Protector South Africa, Public Protector (PP) and SA Roadies Association (SARA), what amount did his department pay in legal costs for the failed review of the PP remedial actions in terms of the judgment delivered in case 63756/2018 in the North Gauteng High Court on 15 June 2018 (details furnished); (2). what progress has he and his department made with the implementation of the remedial actions of the PP in line with the court order regarding the renovation of SARA House and his amendment of the White Paper, for SARA to finally receive operations and administrative funding? NW2118E

Reply:

1. I wish to advise that the correct case number for the matter in question is 63756/2017. There was out of court a settlement between the PP office, SARA and the Department were the sum of R191 426, 71 to SARA’s attorneys and will be making a further payment in the sum of R187 291, 49 to the attorneys representing the Public Protector South Africa and the Public Protector (PP) on receipt of a claim from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

2. The Department concluded a contract with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on 19 June 2019 and renovations at SARA House are currently underway. Despite the original budget requested by SARA of R15 000 000.00 (Fifteen Million Rand Only); subsequent to the settlement, the Department deemed it fit to increase the budget to R23 000 000.00 (Twenty Three Million Rand Only), taking into account the preliminary work done by DBSA in terms of projected costs of the assessment work.

The Director-General convened a meeting with the Chairperson of the Reference Panel and SARA was represented by Mr Nyathela. Subsequent to that meeting, the aspects dealing with events and technical services were reviewed taking into consideration SARA’s input and events and technical services are a stand-alone Chapter in the Revised White Paper namely, Chapter 4, paragraph 4.8 at pages 40 to 41.

The Department also approved an Arts, Culture Promotion and Development Funding and Transfers policy on 27 January 2020 which policy deals with operational matters and among others, the payment of operations and administrative costs of up to a maximum amount of 10% of the total allocated grant funding to qualifying Beneficiaries including SARA.

Attached is the Revised White Paper and Settlement Agrement:

 

 

13 August 2020 - NW1732

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1).(a)(i)Who made the decision that the chief executive officer (CEO) will be vetting future research at the Bloemfontein National Museum, specifically referring to the Colonial and Apartheid history and (ii) what were the reasons behind the specified decision and (b) did all Board members agree to this; (2). given that approved research already goes through a peer review process to ensure that it adheres to the highest possible standard, why is there a need to further scrutinise any research; (3). whether the Board has approved the appointment of a panel to assist a certain person (name furnished) in vetting the research material; if not, was this a decision taken by the CEO; if so, (a) what are the criteria for the specified panel and (b) does appointing a panel involve any extra costs for the museum; (4). whether any (a) research vetted by the CEO has been rejected for publishing and (b) information from any research was removed; if so, (i) what was the reason for this in each case and (ii) by what date will the documentation be made available? NW2122E

Reply:

1.(a)(i). In terms of the official delegations of the National Museum, all Museum funded research are firstly approved by the CEO

(ii). Same as (i) above

(b). The delegations regarding this aspect is not new or recent as it has always applied.

2. Not all research approved by the Museum goes through a peer review process before dissemination to the public.

3. (a) (b). No, and no extra cost are envisaged

4. None of the research vetted by the CEO has been rejected and or was removed

 

13 August 2020 - NW1798

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1) How has he found will the decision to sanitise colonial history by the National Museum in Bloemfontein impact on future research projects in this field; (2) whether students undertaking research projects in Colonial and Apartheid history will be equally supported by the museum in their academic endeavours; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a) are the names of the scientists who will sit on the panel for vetting the history at the museum, (b) process was followed to appoint them and (c) qualifications do they have; (4) whether any of the scientists in the museum serve on the panel; if not, why are they excluded; (5) what is his department’s position on the statement of the chief executive officer that colonial history is a false reflection that should be sanitised and censored and/or vetted? NW2189E

Reply:

1. The Museum is in the process of formalising an Ethical research policy which is a target in the organisation’s Annual Performance Plan for 20/21. It has been an area of concern that the current historical record of South Africa was to a large extent sanitised by colonial and apartheid historians as detailed by the CEO, who has called on the historians of the Museum not to perpetuate this sanitisation of our history but to be proactive and conduct their research in an ethical manner.

The History Department of the Museum has a number of sterling research projects in place and are producing excellent research which is contributing to the decolonisation of South Africa’s history. It is believed that this process of decolonisation will have a positive impact on future research projects undertaken by the History Department of the National Museum.

2. The Museum does not fund students undertaking research projects. We do however, have partnerships with the universities, National Research Foundation (NRF) and other funders and our scientists, and oversee students conducting post graduate research.

3. (a) No panel has been selected as yet.

(b) The panel is the brain child of the CEO and she envisages it being an ad hoc one to be constituted by the CEO when she needs assistance on ethical approaches.

(c) No panel has been selected. However the Museum is well resourced with experts with doctorates in the fields of History, Archaeology and other scientific fields.

4. This ad hoc panel to assist the CEO has not yet been selected.

5. The department assumes that the words above are Honourable Van Dyk’s summary as we have not seen these word appear in that sequence anywhere. If this word sequence exist, I would appreciate receiving a copy thereof.

The Department has been advised by the Museum that they will not participate in any sanitising of history as had been done in our recent past during colonial and apartheid times. Further the research produced by the Museum is done in an ethical manner. Ethical research requires that researchers be aware of these imperatives.

30 July 2020 - NW1632

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

(1). On what date (a) did the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council end and (b) was the new council appointed; (2). whether the positions were advertised; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on which platform was the advertisement published, (b) what total number of applications were received and (c) on what date(s) were the interviews conducted; (3). whether all procedures were followed to adhere to legislation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Kindly note that unfortunately, I will not be in a position to respond to this question as the term of the Free State Provincial Arts and Culture Council is the competency of the Provincial Department and not the National Department.

29 July 2020 - NW1473

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

What (a) is the number of statues of (i) colonial and (ii) apartheid figures in the Republic, (b) is the exact location of each statue, (c) amount did it cost his department to (aa) maintain and (bb) safeguard the statues in each of the past five financial years and (d) are the formal requirements for removing statues?.

Reply:

There is currently (a) no complete consolidated number of statues of (i) colonial and (ii) apartheid figures in the Republic. The management of monuments, memorials and statues is the responsibility of Provincial Heritage Resources Authorities (PHRAs).

Only when the inventory of these resources is submitted to SAHRA by the PHRAs as heritage registers do they get incorporated into the heritage resources inventory on the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS).

The table attached as annexure A provides the list of 24 heritage resources that are currently classified as monuments or memorials and listed on SAHRIS. This list is incomplete as PHRAs must still audit and do an inventory of statues in provinces and submit to SAHRA for incorporation into the national inventory.

(d) The formal requirements to remove or relocate a statue or monument are:

  • Completion of a permit application form for submission to the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority;
  • The Heritage Impact Assessment Report prepared by a qualified heritage practitioner or consultant must be attached as supporting documentation.
  • Such report should be based on solid research principles, including an assessment of the impact of the proposed removal/relocation, and if necessary, proposed mitigation measures.
  • A public consultation process of at least 30-days that may include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Public Notices and advertisements that must be placed in National as well as local newspapers, indicating:
  1. the intention to move or remove the statue/monument; and
  2. contacting and inviting comments from interested and affected parties.
  3. preparation of a Conservation Management Plan
  4. presentation to the PHRA heritage permit committee meeting as may be required.

The committee then makes its findings based on the presentation of the processes above and may require further investigations. In the event that the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the permit committee, they can appeal to the PHRA Council. Similarly, in the event that they are not satisfied with the decision of the PHRA Council, they can appeal to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in terms of Section 49 of the National Heritage resources Act, Act No. 25 of 1999. The MEC is by law required to appoint an Independent Tribunal comprising of experts to consider the matter and give a final recommendation.

The cost of this process is all borne by the applicant.

29 July 2020 - NW1613

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation pays any amounts to sponsorship consultants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) are the names of the consultants, (ii) total amount is paid to each specified consultant each month, (iii) is the total amount paid to the consultant by each specified entity and (iv) is the monetary value of the sponsorship that each consultant has secured since their appointment(s)?

Reply:

a) The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.

b) The Sport Trust provided the following response;

As a non-profit organisation, The Sports Trust does not employ or make use of the services of sponsorship agents /consultants to assist with the procurement of sponsorship properties. The Trust has never employed an agent or consultant to help with securing of sponsorships or funding to keep the operations going. This will reduce the funds which are earmarked for projects and initiatives, which are already under pressure. The in-house, full time employees approach corporates ongoing as part of our normal and daily operations. This is despite the challenges and the budget cuts, which are prevalent in the market, currently.

c) No information has been received from the National Federations

29 July 2020 - NW1614

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any consultants take a percentage from the National Lottery money before the remainder is sent to (a) the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, (b) the SA Sports Trust and (c) any national federation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what is the name of each consultant, (ii)(aa) on what date was the money paid by the National Lottery and (bb) what was the total amount, (iii) what was the amount of commission in each case and (iv) what sports entity was the National Lottery donation allocated to?

Reply:

a) nThe South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.

b) The Sport Trust provided the following response;

c) As a non-profit organisation, The Sports Trust does not employ or make use of the services of consultants to assist with the procurement of National Lottery Funding. The Trust has never employed a consultant to help with securing of funding to keep the operations going. This will reduce the funds which are earmarked for projects and initiatives, which are already under pressure. The in-house, full time employees approach funders as part of our normal and daily operations. This is despite the challenges and the budget cuts, which are prevalent in the market, currently.

d) No information has been received from the National Federations

29 July 2020 - NW1631

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE

1. With reference to his reply to question 1272 on 20 July 2020, (a) on what date did the investigation take place, (b) what were the findings of the specified investigation and (c) on what date is it envisaged that action will be taken with regard to the findings; 2. whether the appointment process will be reversed, if not, why not; if so, why; 3. whether the person appointed according to the flawed process will be eligible to apply and be considered for appointment when in a new process of employment for the post; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; 4. (a) for what period was the specified person appointed in the position and (b) will the specified person be subject to punitive costs when the appointment is reversed?

Reply:

1. (a).The NLSA’s Board of Directors met on 13 July 2020 and resolved that the matter be referred to the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee (HR&REMCo). HR&REMCo will conduct an investigation and put forward recommendations to the Board for approval.

(b). No findings can be reported at this stage.

(c). The report with recommendations from HR&REMCo to the Board will guide the Board’s actions with regards to the implementation of the recommendations.

2. The Board will be guided by the outcome and recommendations of the investigation on the remedial action to be taken

3. Any candidate that meets the requirements of the post is eligible to apply.

The requirements of the post will be in-line with the approved job description.

4. (a). The specified person is appointed on a three-year fixed-term contract.

(b). At this point it is premature to pre-empt the outcome of the investigation.

29 July 2020 - NW1553

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture

What is the department of Arts and Culture doing to safeguard unsuspecting rural families being exploited by television productions companies like the ISIBAYA telenovela producing company, which took pictures of the NDLOVU family house in MSINGA and gave the now deceased lady of the house R500 and use them to promote their television show? Are there any measures in place to protect these families? If not, why not?NW1929E

Reply:

There are many individual contracts between private parties that are not necessarily brought to the attention of the Department. However, government is currently in the process of changing the existing legislative regime to fight the exploitation of the creatives; and levelling the playing field.

These two pieces of legislation that are currently being reviewed are the Copyright Amendment Bill(CAB) and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill (PPAB). The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is working with the Department of Communication and Digital Technologies; and the Department of Trade Industry in addressing this. The President has sent back these two pieces of legislation to Parliament for review. The DSAC is engaging the Department of Trade and Industry with the view to develop a joint approach moving forward, and the outcomes of the engagement will be announced very soon.

29 July 2020 - NW1548

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Denner, Ms H to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1) What (a) what are the total number of statues that have been erected in the Republic since 1994, (b) is the exact location of each specified statue, (c) was the initial cost to erect each statue and did it cost his department to maintain and safeguard the statues in each of the past 5 financial years; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. (a). There is no central record of the total number of statues that have been erected in the Republic since 1994 because statues have been developed and installed by different national government departments, provincial, district and local governments, government entities and agencies, Trusts and Foundations. Statues the Department have developed directly, through its entities such as SAHRA and through grant funding for 63 statutes, including the development of 58 statues as part of the Long March to Freedom developed by the National Heritage Project Company,

(b). The Nelson Mandela Statue is installed at the apex between the right and left wings of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Gauteng; the statue of Nkosi Albert Luthuli is at the Municipal offices of the KwaDukuza Local Municipality, KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal; the Nelson Mandela statue is installed at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters building in New York, United States of America; NkosiBhambatha statue is in uMvoti Local Municipality Office in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, the statue of Robert Sobukwe is in GraafReinette and the statues of the Long March to Freedom names are attached as Annexure A and is currently installed at Century City in Cape Town;

(c). The Nelson Mandela Statue at the Union Buildings cost R8 million to build and is being maintained by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. The construction of the Nkosi Albert Luthuli statue amounted to R700 000and is part of the Luthuli Museum maintenance costs. The construction of the Nelson Mandela statue costed R1,1 million and is being maintained by the UN. The Bhambatha statue cost R890 000 to develop and is being maintained by the local municipality. The statue of Robert Sobukwe costed R1.8 million. The statues of the Long March to Freedom were funded with R28 million in 2013/2014, R15 million in 2015/2016, and R7 612 850, 00 was paid to the NHMC in 2018.

2. I will make a statement on the matter.

ANNEXURE A

LIST OF BRONZE STATUES WHICH FORM PART OF THE “LONG MARCH TO FREEDOM:

Abdullah Abdurahman

Chief Langalibalele

John Langalibalele Dube

CissieGool

ClemantsKadale

Josie Palmer (Mpama)

King Adam Kok III

King Dalasile

Kgamanyane

Alfred Mangena

King DinganekaSenzangakhona Zulu

King Faku

Anna Silinga

King Dinizulu

King Hintsa

Anton Lembede

Chief Doman

King Makhado

Chief BambatakaMancinzaZondi

Dr Walter Benson Rubusana

King Malaboho (Malaboch)

Bishop W.J Colenso

HadjiOjer Ally

King MgolombaneSandileNgqika

King CetswayokaMpande

Harriet Colenso

King Moshoeshoe

Charlotte ManyeMaxeke

Ida Mntwana

King Nyabella

Chief David Stuurman

Johannes van der Kemp

King Sekukhuni

King Shaka

PixleykaIsakaSeme

Solomon TshekishoPlaatje

Chief KlaasStuurman

Queen LabotsibeniMdluli

Thomas MtobiMapikela

Louis van Mauritius

Ray Alexander

YusafDadoo

King Mzilikazi

Saul Msane

Professor ZK Matthews

Chief Nxele (Makanda)

SefakoMakgatho

 

Olive Schreiner

SelopeThema

 

29 July 2020 - NW1531

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What is the (a) name of each athlete in the Operational Excellence Courses Programme of his department and (b) average monthly amount paid to an athlete for participating in the specified programme?

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.

29 July 2020 - NW1530

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What was the total amount spent on the 2022 Commonwealth Bid; (2) (a) which specified entities contributed to the costs of the Bid and (b) what amount did each entity contribute? NW1901E

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.

29 July 2020 - NW1554

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether he instructed the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to payIndependent Music Performance Rights Association (IMPRA) monies to the amount of R10 million that were for legitimate needletime rights for musicians, as if the specified amount was for the Covid-19 relief fund; if not, (a) who ordered the SABC to pay IMPRA monies and (b) why?

Reply:

We have neither instructed the SABC nor any collecting societies, we have no legal authority to do as such.

You will understand that under normal circumstances royalties are being paid on a periodic basis. The decision by the SABC to provide an advance was therefore a positive response to close the gap for rights owners (this include record companies and performers) to get advance income. A public statement was issued onFriday, 08 May 2020by the three parties thus the SABC, SAMPRA and IMPRA regarding this matter. The statement is available on the SABC website and it provides full details.

Section A and B can best be responded to by SABC.

16 July 2020 - NW1344

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee receives detailed reports from the sport psychologist after every game; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so; what were the reasons given for the stress of athletes at each game, as stipulated in each of the past four Olympic Games reports?

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC has not been able to access information due to national lockdown restrictions.

16 July 2020 - NW1438

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What total amount has been paid to a certain company (SEDGARS) by (a) the (i) SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (ii) the SA Sporting Trust and (iii) any national sports federation over the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

The SASCOC and Sports Trust, they are unable to access archived information regarding the rest of the question due to national lockdown regulations.

16 July 2020 - NW1437

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What (a) total amount has the SA Sporting Trust receive in each financial year since its inception and (b) is the (i) name of the donor and (ii) amount of each donation; (2) what total amount was spent in each financial year on (a)(i) salaries and/or allowances, (ii) office rentals, (iii) sponsoring of specified events, (iv) travelling and accommodation and (v) funding the development of sport and (b) any other specified expenses? NW1808E

Reply:

The following is the response received from the Sports Trust;

The Sports Trust is unable to access archived information regarding the rest of the question due to national lockdown regulations.

16 July 2020 - NW1436

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(a) On what date was the SA Sporting Trust established, (b) what amount of money has his department given to the SA Sporting Trust in each financial year, (c)(i) who is employed at SA Sporting Trust and (ii) what are their salaries and positions and (d) in which financial years since its inception did the SA Sporting Trust submit audited financial statements?

Reply:

a) The Sports Trust was established in 1994.

b) The Department is unable to retrieve information that reflect the period 1994-2008/2009 due to national lockdown regulations. Regarding amounts transferred to the Sports Trust for the period 2009 / 2010 to 2019 / 2020 financial years (10 financial years). The transfers made during this period amount to R193,705,000.

The Sports Trust is unable to access archived information regarding the rest of the question due to national lockdown regulations.

16 July 2020 - NW1417

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether any employee of any national federation was appointed as a manager of a national team; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the name of each employee, (b) which national team was each specified employee made a manager of and (c) on which specified federation rules do such appointments rely?

Reply:

The responses received from federations are as follows;

SOUTH AFRICAN TABLE TENNIS BOARD

No employee of the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) was appointed as a manager of a national team. The employees of the SATTB are not employed to travel with national teams as managers.

SOUTH AFRICAN POWERLIFTING FEDERATION

The SA Powerlifting Federation does not have any employees, and is run by volunteers. The National teams are chosen by the SAPF Selection Committee, and managed by SAPF President Hannie Smith and SAPF VP (International) Heather Leighton when competing overseas.

ROLLERSPORT SOUTH AFRICA

Roller Sport South Africa only has one person whom is paid an honorarium monthly for assistance in the office. Ms. Kgadi Serage was selected as a Manager of a Junior team in 2008 and 2009. We don’t have a specific ruling on staff and team management positions. The selection committee selects the team staff according to the best suited for the specific needs of the team selected.

ROWING SOUTH AFRICA

Response from Rowing South Africa (RowSA) – National Rowing Federation affiliated to SASCOC and FISA (international Rowing association). RowSA do not appoint employees as managers. RowSA select volunteers based on impact and input into assisting with selection policy etc.

SOFTBALL SOUTH AFRICA

Softball South Africa does not have appointed employees.

16 July 2020 - NW1372

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him spend on (aa) legal and (bb) consultant fees (aaa) in each of the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 april 2020 and (b) are the details of the services contracted in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) My department has spend:

 

(aa) Legal Fees

(bb) Consultant Fees

(aaa) 2017/18

R1 414 873.57

R37 281 073.12

(aaa) 2018/19

R5 436 310.34

R19 621 408.95

(aaa) 2019/20

R6 749 944.78

R35 649 806.82

(bbb) 2020/21

R1 316 551.90

R 972 206.69

     

b) Legal fees were for cases instituted against and by the Department and the details of the services were not contracted in each case. Consultants were appointed to assist the Department in among others, project management and other services and the details of the services were contracted in some cases.

a) (ii) My entities have spend:

Boxing South Africa (BSA)

 

(aa) Legal Fees

(bb) Consultant Fees

(aaa) 2017/18

R0.00

R0.00

(aaa) 2018/19

R0.00

R0.00

(aaa) 2019/20

R1 425 000.00

R0.00

(bbb) 2020/21

R0.00

R0.00

     

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)

 

(aa) Legal Fees

(bb) Consultant Fees

(aaa) 2017/18

R0.00

R0.00

(aaa) 2018/19

R576 000.00

R0.00

(aaa) 2019/20

R773 000.00

R0.00

(bbb) 2020/21

R0.00

R0.00

     

b) Legal fees were for cases instituted against and by my entities and the details of the services were not contracted in each case. Consultants were appointed to assist the entities in among others, project management and other services and the details of the services were contracted in some cases.

16 July 2020 - NW1371

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) How did the human resources department of the National Arts Council (NAC) respond to the appointment of a Compliance Manager and Covid-19 Manager by the Chief Executive Officer; (2) whether human resources processes were followed; if not, what processes were followed; if so, were the specified positions (a) advertised to allow permanent staff to apply and (b) within the organogram of the NAC; (3) whether his department has budgeted for the salaries of the two positions; if not, who approved the two appointments; if so, what are the relevant details of the salaries of the two positions; (4) in what other entities in his department has an appointment been made to a Covid-19 Manager position? NW1742E

Reply:

1. According to NAC, There was no appointment of a Compliance Manager and Covid-19 Manager at the National Arts Council.

16 July 2020 - NW1370

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1).     With reference to his reply to question 688 on 12 May 2020, (a) by what date will all beneficiaries get their relief funding and (b) what total number of beneficiaries have benefited from the allocated R 150 million thus far; (2). whether he will furnish Mr T W Mhlongo with an accurate list of beneficiaries, including the (a) name of each specified beneficiary and (b) amount received in each case; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3). what (a) amount of the allocated R 150 million was not used and (b) will the specified amount be used for?

Reply:

1. (a) once the process of adjudication is done.

(b) that will be known once the process is complete.

2. (a) (b) the list of beneficiaries, was circulated to Members of the Portfolio Committee.

3 (a)(b) the process of adjudication is still going on, once the process of reconciliation is done and the funds are dispersed we will able to know exactly.

16 July 2020 - NW1361

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) What total amount in funding has the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) received from (a) his department, (b) the National Lottery, (c) the SA Sporting Trust and (d) any other specified entity in each financial year since its inception; (2) what amount was spent on (a) salaries of SASCOC staff, (b) payments and/or allowances to board members and (c) transfers to (i) sporting codes and (ii) any other specified entity in each specified financial year; (3) what (a) amount was spent on each member of the SASCOC board and senior management on each (i) international trip and (i) local trip, (b) was the date and purpose of each specified trip, (c) was the name of the individual concerned and (d) was the cost and class of (i) flights, (ii) hotel accommodation, (iii) subsistence allowance and (iv) any other specified costs?

Reply:

1) a) SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has received a total of R201,361,000 from the Department since the 2006 / 07 Financial Year.

SASCOC has not been able to provide the information due to national lockdown.

16 July 2020 - NW1360

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Since the inception of the (a) SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (b) SA Sporting Trust, what (i) salaries and/or allowances and (ii) other specified payments including bonuses, were paid to each specified board member?

Reply:

The South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee and the Sports Trust has not been able to provide the information about salaries, allowances and bonuses due to national lockdown restrictions.

16 July 2020 - NW1359

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What amount was spent on the development of each specified sporting code by (a) the (i) SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (ii) SA Sporting Trust and (b) any other specified entity in each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

(i) In terms of the National Sport and Recreation Act and the National Sport and Recreation Plan the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has as its primary focus High Performance of Sport, Preparation and Delivery of Team South Africa to multi-coded international events and secondly to serve as an umbrella body for sport in South Africa. SASCOC therefore does not necessarily develop sporting codes.

(ii) The Sports Trust was formed with its Vision and Mandate to provide sporting infrastructure, kit and equipment and programmes aimed at developing the young people of South Africa. The initiatives of the Trust are multi-coded in nature, this including the infrastructure projects which serve multi-sport. The Trust therefore does not develop individual sporting codes.

16 July 2020 - NW1356

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Cardo, Dr MJ to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What number of applications has his Department (a) received and (b) approved for the (i) removal and/or (ii) relocation of a statue since the enactment of the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999, on 28 April 1999. (NO 1726E)

Reply:

The Department does not receive or approve applications for the removal of statues. The National Heritage Resources Act, 1999, (Act No. 25 of 1999) provides for a three-tier heritage resource management system in which heritage resources of national significance are managed by the Department’s entity the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). Heritage resources of provincial significance are managed by Provincial Heritage Resource Authorities (PHRAs). Heritage of local significance are managed by local authorities. SAHRA would receive applications only if the resources were on a property that is declared as a national heritage site. The removal or relocation of statues would require the issuing of a permit by the relevant PHRA. SAHRA has only participated by commenting on applications made to PHRAs and local authorities.

.The Department through its entity SAHRA has therefore (a) not received any application and (b) not approved any application for the (i) removal and/or (ii) relocation of a statue since the enactment of the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999, on 28 April 1999.

16 July 2020 - NW1343

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Since its return to international sport, what total number of medals has the Republic won at each specified (a) international and (b) continental games for (i) able-bodied, (ii) persons with disabilities and (iii) youth sport?

Reply:

The information on international participation and performance of Team South Africa resides with the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). Due to national lockdown regulations SASCOC is unable to access archived records.

02 July 2020 - NW1270

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether his department will share the details in order to access the audited financial statements of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) that it claims to have in its possession; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (2) what (a) amount has his department allocated to the leadership of the current CCIFSA and (b) was the purpose of the allocated funds; (3) whether he has found a lack of transparency from the current CCIFSA; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1637E

Reply:

1. The Department will make available all narrative and financial reports of the previous CCIFSA board within its disposal upon request.

2. (a) The Department has allocated the sum R2, 5 million to the current CCIFSA.

(b) The purpose for this allocation is ensure that CCIFSA hosts a policy conference as resolved in the last CCIFSA election conference.

(3) No. There is no lack of transparency.

02 July 2020 - NW1271

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

What (a) number of employees of the National Library of South Africa have been sitting at home on full salaries since 2017 because of disciplinary cases, (b) is the status of their hearings and (c) number of positions do an employee have in an acting capacity? NW1638E

Reply:

(a) The NLSA does not have any employees sitting at home pending disciplinary hearings.

(b) N/A

(c) 

Year

Number of Acting Positions

2017

4

2018

1

2019

7

2020 (to date)

5

02 July 2020 - NW1272

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Whether the National Library of SA (NLSA) has appointed a certain person (name and details furnished) into a director level position; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how does the appointment of the specified person relate to the NLSA recruitment and selection policy and (b) what scarce skills does the specified person have? NW1639E

Reply:

1. Yes, the NLSA appointed the Director: Graduate Development Programme.

(a) The NLSA’s Recruitment and Selection Policy was followed as it relates to head hunting as the appointment was on a short-term fixed contract.

(b) The person has project management training and experience working in LIS projects continentally and internationally.

Due policy processes governing appointment of personnel in the National Library of South Africa were not observed fully in the appointment of this director, subsequent to this I have written to the Chairperson of the Board directing that an Investigation be instituted on the matter and a report be sent to me in fourteen working days.

02 July 2020 - NW1261

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

(1) Whether the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) pays any retainers to lawyers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the name of each lawyer, (b) amount is each lawyer's monthly retainer and (c) is the total amount of retainers that has been paid to each specified lawyer; (2) what were the total legal fees paid by SASCOC in each financial year since its inception

Reply:

SASCOC indicated that;

1. SASCOC does not pay any retainer to any lawyers. Lawyers are paid as billed for each individual legal matter engaged.

2. Staff members are currently working remotely and will need to go to the office to extract the information required. Therefore we are unable to respond to this question at the moment.