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13 December 2022 - NW4696

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Considering the crime statistics that were released in November 2022, which indicate an alarming escalation in crime statistics across the Republic as murder cases increased by 13,6% and sexual offences by 11%, with the murder of women and children once again having increased in the second quarter (details furnished), and considering that the Republic is in the period of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign, (a) what plans and initiatives has her Office put in place to foster collaborative efforts in dealing with issues around the protection of women and children and (b) how is her Office working together with other government departments to ensure the protection of women and children?

Reply:

a) The Department facilitated the development of Comprehensive National Gender Based Violence and Femicide Preventions Strategy. The strategy identifies prevention mechanisms that will foster effective collaboration of stakeholders in order to address the issues of prevention of GBVF, including protection of women and children. The department is in the process of consulting stakeholders who are key in the fight against gender based violence in provinces and districts in order to facilitate the development of locally based GBVF Prevention plans and evidence informed interventions that will ensure inclusion and active participation of all locally based stakeholders in the fight against gender based violence and femicide, including and protection of women and children.

The Department is also in the process of reviewing the Integrated Development and District Development Plans of Municipalities and one of the key areas of focus are the safety plans that have been developed by Municipalities and the extent to which the Municipalities are planning to work with locally based stakeholders in order to enhance issues of safety. For example Ethekwini Municipality is collaborating with Safer Cities and local NGOs and CBOs to implement GBV prevention programmes that will ensure safety of women and children.

The Department is working with COGTA and GIZ to develop guidelines of elements to be included in Integrated Development plans and District Development Plans, in order to ensure the safety of women and children at Local Municipality levels.

b) The Department is fostering collaboration between various government departments through the implementation of the Comprehensive National GBVF Prevention Strategy. This strategy identifies the roles of the various government departments in the prevention of GBVF and collaboration that is expected between the departments and Civil Society Organisations in order to ensure effective prevention of GBVF, including protection of women and children.

In addition to the above, the department is facilitating the District and Local GBVF Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to develop Multi Stakeholder GBVF Prevention Plans, which clearly indicate how the various department are going to work together amongst themselves and with various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)to ensure effective prevention of GBVF. The implementation of these plans is monitored by all the respective departments and Civil Society Organisations who are members of the GBVF Rapid Response Teams.

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13 December 2022 - NW4695

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)With reference to one of the priorities of her Office of ensuring that the rights of women, youth and persons with disabilities are mainstreamed across all sectors of society, what is her department’s position regarding the recommendation of the Department of Basic Education that schools provide unisex toilets and change rooms and individual stalls to create a safe, inclusive schooling environment for pupils of all sexual orientations and identities; 2) whether she has found that the introduction of unisex toilets in schools may lead to an increase in teenage pregnancies; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether her Office intends to collaborate with the Department of Basic Education to work towards the protection of children against sexual abuse in schools; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the collaboration? NW5818E

Reply:

1 & 2  The Department of Basic Education issued the attached Press Statement on 16

November 2022 wherein the department indicated that the matter was taken out of context and the subject of single sex toilets was extracted out of a myriad of issues in the discussion document which is yet to be formally released. These are draft guidelines for the socio-educational inclusion of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in schools. The official discussion document will be released for comments in 2023.

Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has already corresponded with the Department of Basic Education DBE in preparation for various interfaces and sessions on document that is to be formally released for comments so as to make informed views and subsequently draft our comments as a department, from an informed premise.

2. The Department is collaborating with the Department of Education through implementation of Pillar 2 of the NSP on GBVF where it is allocated the responsibility to lead on prevention of the scourge in the schooling environment, Per se. However, at National level, the Department also monitors progress on interventions that are implemented by the Department of Education.

The Department of Education is expected to submit monthly reports detailing progress on their gender based violence and femicide prevention initiatives they are implementing in schools in order to amongst others prevent sexual abuse in schools.

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25 November 2022 - NW3999

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)(a) What initiatives has she taken regarding the shortage of shelters for gender-based violence victims and (b) how does her department assist the specified victims where there are no shelters; (2) Whether any assistance has been requested from the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure pertaining to the availability of buildings; if not, what are the reasons for not requesting such buildings; if so, what was the response regarding the request?

Reply:

1. Shelters and interim housing arrangements do not fall within the department’s remit. However, the Department in its key role in overseeing the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide took the initiative and reached out to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure pertaining the availability of unused government buildings to be used as shelters for abused women. Specifically, this effort aimed to (a) address the shortage of shelters for victims/survivors; and (b) ensure establishment of additional shelters in communities so that victims/survivors can better be served as well as accommodate LGBTQIA+ community, children and persons with disabilities.

2. The Department monitored the Department of public works and Infrastructure on the buildings they planned to offer to the Department of Social Development and also facilitated ongoing discussions between both departments to conclude on drafted Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) on this initiative.

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25 November 2022 - NW3927

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Msane, Ms TP to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Aside from drive shows, imbizos and other talk shops, what quantifiable action and measures has she and/or her Office implemented to reduce the rate of gender-based violence in the Republic?

Reply:

In light of the department’s regulatory mandate, we have set out to ensure monitoring and evaluation is a key component of our work. It is important to note that the department is not a service delivery department, but play a key coordination and oversight role.

The department has been at the forefront of coordinating the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (NSP on GBVF). The key quantifiable action and measure is the department’s monitoring of the implementation of the NSP on GBVF. This has been done through monthly reports that are sent to the President’s office, as well as accounting to the IMC and through the production of annual reports that are published.

A reflective report on the implementation of the NSP on GBVF for the period May 2020 to September 2022 was developed.

Overall, 65% of the indicators had substantial progress and this comprises 22% achieved and 43% in progress. From a total of 203 indicators, 44 (22%) were achieved as at September 2022; 88 (43%) were in progress; and 71 (35%) of the indicators were either not achieved within the set time frame or not started. The latest report is the, “Reflective report on the implementation of the South African NSP on GBVF”, which was used as the base document for the Second Presidential Summit held from 01st-2nd of November 2022.

Aside from drive shows, imbizos and other talk shops; other progress areas include:

  1. The development of the comprehensive GBVF Prevention strategy;
  2. A simplified summary version of the NSP on GBVF was developed to make it easy to sensitise and mobilise;
  3. Strategic guidance and support was provided to National and Provincial departments including municipalities on the integration of the priorities of the NSP on GBVF in Strategic and Annual Performance Plans, Integrated Development Plans and District Development Plans as part of ensuring budgeting;
  4. Coordinating the voluntary multisectoral END GBVF collective platform which successfully piloted 100-day rapid response challenges across the six pillars of the NSP on GBVF; and
  5. Out of 52 District and Metropolitan Municipalities, the establishment of 21 (40%) District level GBVF Rapid Response Teams in five provinces (KZN, EC, Northern Cape, Free State, and Mpumalanga) have been supported.

Lastly, the approach taken for the 16 days of activism is also programmatic as part of ensuring impact of initiatives. This year we have an initiative to empower women through self-defence which is a game-changer in addressing the GBVF scourge.

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23 November 2022 - NW4013

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Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What measures did she and/or her Office put in place at grassroots level with the different stakeholders including Basic Education, Social Development and the SA Police Service to monitor the protection woman enjoy against the risks of being raped, murdered and becoming victims of genderbased violence?

Reply:

The Department is facilitating establishment of Gender Based Violence and Femicide Rapid Response Teams (GBVF RRTs) at Local and District Municipality levels. The purpose of these Multi Stakeholder GBVF structures is to coordinate supportive response to GBVF victims and GBVF Prevention initiatives in the Municipalities. The GBVF RRTs are made up of government departments (i.e. Department of Basic Education, Social Development, South African Police Services and other government departments that are key in the fight against the scourge of GBVF). The Civil Society Organisations and other government entities, like the Thuthuzela Care Centres and Victim Empowerment Centres are also represented in these Local Multi Stakeholder GBVF Structures.

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23 November 2022 - NW4012

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether she intends to implement any measures to advocate for funding of nongovernmental organisations working in the disability sector; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) engagements and (b) outcomes thereof?

Reply:

Yes, the department intends to advocate continually for funding of non-governmental organisations working in the disability sector.The Disability organisations are an important stakeholder and the department collaborates with the sector. Government departments through different initiatives do fund sector specific programs.

The Department of Women , Youth and Persons with disabilities in its work to advocate and mainstream for disability inclusion continually works and assists departments to establish and strengthen sector specific Disability Forums in line with department’s stakeholder management strategy. The Organisations of and for persons with disability are an important stakeholder for each and every department in planning and implementation of programs of and for persons with Disabilities.

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23 November 2022 - NW4011

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Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What are the relevant details of how the (a) R15 million allocated over the 2019-22 MediumTerm Expenditure Framework for the establishment of the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide was spent and (b) specified council will be funded once the relevant legislation for its establishment has been signed into law?

Reply:

(a) The R15 Million allocated over 2019 – 22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is spent on payment of salaries for the NCGBVF Secretariat and their operations of developing strategies, frameworks and plans to be utilized in the coordination and monitoring of the National Strategic Plan on Gender Based Violence and Femicide (NSP on GBVF).

(b) The Council’s main source of funding would be monies appropriated by parliament (National Treasury budget allocation) but other envisaged sources of funds include donations, contributions and monies received from any other source.

 

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23 November 2022 - NW4010

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Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) is the current status of the task team set up by her Office to explore options to manufacture sanitary products in-house to ensure that schoolgirls have access to free sanitary products as part of the Sanitary Dignity Programme of her Office and (b) are the relevant details of any findings and/or recommendations the specified task team has made in this regard to date?

Reply:

  • A National Task Team has been established and the following three departments are working in collaboration; Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), Department of Small Business & Development (DSBD) and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) for the sanitary dignity economic value chain program.
  • The project seeks to explore entry points and opportunities for increased participation of Women, youth, & Persons with Disabilities (WYPD) in the Sanitary Dignity Program (SDP) value chains.
  • The SDP Economic Value Chain is implemented in five sectors namely; Manufacturing, Procurement, Production, Distribution and Disposal.
  • The Final report (Business Case) has now been produced.
  • The next step is through DSBD is to ensure that the Business Case is to be costed with (NT) based on recommendations in the Business Case and to be ready for implementation in the 2022/23 Financial Year.

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Date:

23 November 2022 - NW4005

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Considering that the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa on her Office highlighted the severe challenge of underspending which was flagged across all the programmes in the portfolio of her Office, which indicates a clear lack of strategic planning, how will she capacitate the human resource division in her Office to strengthen overall work performance?

Reply:

The Auditor-General of South Africa found that the underspending on Goods and Services in departmental Programmes was due to COVID-19 implications and not a lack of strategic planning or under-capacitated human resources. Given the suspension of all COVID-19 restrictions, the Department shall take all necessary measures to ensure that allocated funds are appropriately spent.

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23 November 2022 - NW4007

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What steps has she taken to preserve the dignity of young girls of school-going age who are menstruating and provide them with free sanitary towels?

Reply:

During the 2022/23 financial year, there is a budgetary allocation R225 million in equitable share allocation was given to provinces in order to supply sanitary pads to learners. In the event that a Provinces do not deliver on the mandate, it will not be due to the absence of the budget but due to provincial internal processes.

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23 November 2022 - NW4009

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What monitoring steps has her Office taken to ensure that government departments reach the 3% target of employing person with disabilities in the Public Service?

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23 November 2022 - NW4408

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Engelbrecht, Mr J to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What is the (a) total number of staff employed and/or provided as departmental support in (i) her and (ii) the Deputy Minister’s private offices and (b)(i) job title and (ii) annual remuneration package of each specified person?

Reply:

a) (i) 13.

(ii) None, following the passing of the late Deputy Minister.

b) (i)

(ii)

Chief of Staff

level 14

Administrative Support and Coordination

level 13

Parliamentary and Cabinet Officer

level 13

Community Outreach Officer

level 11

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

level 11

Media Liaison Official

level 10

Speech Writer

level 10

Assistant Appointment and Administrative Secretary

level 9

Registry Clerk

level 7

Secretary/Receptionist

level 7

Driver/Messenger

level 5

Household Aide

level 5

Food Services Aide

level 3

b) (ii) In terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, individual remuneration packages for each specified person cannot be disclosed. Accordingly, their salary levels are rather indicated.

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23 November 2022 - NW4142

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What steps will she take to ensure that the target of 3% set by the Minister of Employment and Labour in the past 15 years for the employment of persons with disabilities within the civil service is reached forthwith as persons with disabilities make up almost 7% of our population in the Republic?

Reply:

The monitoring mandate of the Department is a function concerned with tracking and reporting on progress and regress on targets as well as providing technical support on the development of National and Provincial Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans. These are key enablers to systemic changes to mainstream disability considerations.

There are currently engagements between the Department of Public Service and Administration, Department of Employment and Labour as well as the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities regarding the employment equity targeting.

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Date:

17 October 2022 - NW3470

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)How has her department collaborated with other relevant departments to address the gaps in legislation and noncompliant employers in order to ensure that women who are domestic workers do not lose their income for the months that they are on maternity leave; (2) whether her department intends to advocate for measures to be put in place to ensure that some form of health-care benefits is granted to domestic workers by their employers; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4275E

Reply:

1. The Department is engaging with the Department of Labour and Employment on the issue of Domestic Workers. In August 2022, the DWYPD participated in a dialogue session organized by the Department of Labour and Employment, where its main purpose was to bring together policymakers and partners to build and/or strengthen strategic partnerships that will collaboratively work towards improving access to the Unemployment Insurance Fund and Compensation Fund and other benefits for Domestic Workers in South Africa.

The main challenge the Domestic Sector is experiencing is that majority of domestic workers are not registered, which makes it very difficult for the department of Labour to monitor in terms of the implementation of the labour law.

In this dialogue process, the DWYPD engaged with different National Departments such as the Departments of Social Development; Employment and Labour, as well as with Representatives from the Joint SDG Fund in South Africa: viz. ILO, UNICEF, UN WOMEN; Representatives from civil society, private sector; and Domestic Workers representatives.

This work is ongoing.

2. The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities made a recommendation that the that Department of Labour working with DWYPD deploys inspectors to the households to check if they are registered and check compliance in terms of the minimum wage agreement, maternity benefits, medical benefits and other related issues. The DWYPD will continue engaging the Department of Labour and Employment in this regard.

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Date:

17 October 2022 - NW3469

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) steps has her department taken to monitor that women are equipped and empowered in order for women entrepreneurs to gain access to relevant business networks and funding opportunities and (b) initiatives, besides awareness campaigns, has her department supported to practically equip women entrepreneurs with the necessary skills they need in the business environment?

Reply:

The DWYPD assesses the draft APPs of departments to ensure that the plans are responsive to the priorities of WYPD and annually monitors the government progress towards the economic empowerment and promotion of the rights of WYPD. The 2019-2022 report has the following findings among others:

  • Women in Energy (WiE) Programme was developed to promote access to information and support women to participate in through workshops and business summit for Women Owned Entrepreneurs. The workshop was held with over 1000 women entrepreneurs from all nine provinces, as well as Women in Energy (WiE) Business Summit attended by over 2000 women.
  • 1 497 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) were approved for funding under the SMME Debt Relief Fund, of these, 33% are women-owned and 21% owned by young people;
  • The DSI reported that 110 innovator youth business start-ups were supported as part of the Grassroots Innovation Programme. Thirteen (13) businesses for youths have been established. About thirty-one (31) of the 110 (29%) are women innovators who have been supported through the programme.
  • The Department of Tourism is implementing a three-year pilot project on Women in Tourism (WiT) in Limpopo Province. The Project is based in the following municipalities: Musina, Thulamela, Greater Giyani, Hoedspruit and Molemole;
  • Furthermore, the Department of Tourism supported the Green Tourism Incentive Programme with a total of 45 grants and 25 awarded to women-owned businesses. Tourism Transformation Fund grants were approved for 17 businesses, of which 8 are women-owned. Of these, 5 are 100% women-owned, 1 is 70% women-owned, 1 is 60% women-owned and 1 is 50% women-owned.

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Date:

10 October 2022 - NW3364

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilitie

With reference to the 12 shelters for persons who have suffered any form of gender based violence and femicide that have been opened in the Republic, with six being in Gauteng and six in KwaZulu-Natal, how far is the process of opening other shelters especially in rural areas where women have to fend for themselves against perpetrators and family members who care more about saving tfhe face of families than the wellbeing of the women?

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10 October 2022 - NW3363

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

With reference to her reply to question 486 for oral reply on 14 September 2022, based on the national call centre of the National Gender-Based Violence helpline, what (a0 number of calls have been registered in each province by the call centre in the past 12 months and (b) assistance was given to the victims who have been assisted ?

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26 September 2022 - NW3030

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in the The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities:

Considering that the youth unemployment rate is higher than the national average, and that the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2022 states that the unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 24 years was 63,9% and 42.1% for those aged 25 to 34 years, while the current official national rate stands at 34,5%, (a) what has her Office done to address the specified statistics and (b) how is (i) the agenda for the creation of youth employment opportunities being mainstreamed to all relevant government departments and (ii) her Office aiding the creation of youth development initiatives that related to the demands of the South African job market?

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22 September 2022 - NW3029

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Considering that one of the resolutions at the National Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit in 2018 was to establish a national, multisectoral co-ordinating body that will oversee the co-ordination and response to gender-based violence and survivor support within six months of signing the summit declaration, after more than three years, (a) how (i) far is her Office in the process to gain approval from Cabinet for the National Council on Gender-based Violence and Femicide Bill and (ii) did her Office execute the roles and functions of the council as set out in the specified Bill whilst awaiting approval and (b) what alternatives have been put in place in the event that the Bill is not approved?

Reply:

a) (i) The Department presented the Bill to Cabinet on 21 September 2022, and the Bill was approved and referred to Parliament.

(ii) Yes, the department did execute some of the roles within the mandate of the department.

Other oversight roles require the Council itself as it is the ultimate custodian of the National Strategic Plan on GBVF and will have powers in line with the Bill.

To facilitate a coordinated multi-sectoral approach a END GBVF Collective was established. The END GBVF Collective has a platform that serves as the one stop centre for information pertaining to GBVF. The platform has room to grow and currently through the department and the DPME we are also establishing a knowledge hub that will house relevant information and best practices in line with priorities such as the GBVF social ill.

The department coordinated the development of the National Strategic Plan and the monitoring and evaluation framework for 2020-2024 and has provided oversight on the implementation of the National Strategic Plan since adoption by Cabinet in March 2020.

The department led the development of a comprehensive GBVF prevention strategy. The strategy is in place now and is being institutionalised to ensure implementation by multi-stakeholders.

b) In the event that the Council is not approved, the department will continue to strengthen the END GBVF Collective and revitalise the National Gender Machinery including the Gender, Youth and Persons with Disabilities joint forums.

The END GBVF Collective requires formalisation as it is currently a voluntary structure.

The END GBVF Collective, National Gender Machinery including the Gender, Youth and Persons with Disabilities joint forums will be used for ensuring a cohesive national response to the GBVF pandemic.

The Department will liaise with DPSA and National Treasury timeously to extend the contract period of the current serving secretariat until the Bill is finalised and accented into law and a Council is in place. This will ensure that the current state of coordination does not regress.

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22 September 2022 - NW3201

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether, in light of reported acts of obstetric violence, which can be regarded as a form of medical xenophobia, that is committed against female refugees and foreign nationals at public hospitals in Gauteng, her Office has provided any support to female refugees in respect of healthcare in any way; if not, why not; if so, (a) what plans are in place to work with the Department of Health to ensure that pregnant asylum seekers get the healthcare services they need, (b) how is her Office ensuring that public hospitals implement and adhere to the specified plans and (c) what are the penalties enforced on hospitals that are guilty of committing obstetric violence?

Reply:

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has developed Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and Plan that identifies clear Gender Based Violence and Femicide outcomes, indicators and time bound interventions that have to be implemented by various government departments and other stakeholders, including the Department of Health (DoH).

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22 September 2022 - NW3006

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether she and/or her Office submitted a policy review document and/or any other government policy document to structures outside of the Government, either to private and/or external structures or structures of any political affiliation during the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) will she furnish Ms E R J Spies with copies of all such documents and (b) what are the reasons that the Government documents were provided to each structure?

Reply:

My office did not submit a policy review document and or other government policy document to structures outside of Government either private or political affiliations during the past five years.

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14 September 2022 - NO486

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities:

With reference to the National Gender Based Violence (GBV) HELPLINE 0800 150 150, which is a government initiative advertised as being a 24-hour call centre dedicated to providing support and counseling to victims of GBV and was widely published and used in various campaigns as the number to call when finding yourself in a dangerous situation, what (a) number of calls are received on average in a day and (b) type of services are rendered through the initiative to activate and source the relevant assistance for the victim when in immediate danger?

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14 September 2022 - NO464

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Phiri, Ms CM to ask the Minister of the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities:

Considering that gender-based violence and femicide takes place predominantly within a community and within families, and noting that the casual linkage between poverty and gender-based violence and femicide suggests that more focus needs to be put on coping mechanisms and strengthening of the family unit with support and development within communities, in what way is her Office, through its defined mandate, assisting in this regard to deal with the root problem in society

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14 September 2022 - NO468

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Hlongo, Ms AS to ask the Minister of the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities:

Given that the improvement of the financial inclusion and entrepreneurship of women through the introduction of a regulatory environment for preferential procurement, and the strengthening of women-focused and women-owned business and co-operatives is a focus of her Office that ensures the economic emancipation of women, what specific steps has her Office taken to ensure that this happens to a far greater extent?

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14 September 2022 - NO472

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Masondo, Ms TS to ask the Minister of the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Given that it is the vision of her Office to build a gender-equitable society by putting more focus on involving men in nurturing boys and girls in the endeavour to break the cycle of gender inequality, gender-based violence and femicide, what steps has her Office taken in this regard?

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14 September 2022 - NO475

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

How does her Office intend to continue to monitor the youth (a) unemployment rate that measures job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, which fell from 63,9% in the previous quarter to 61.4% in the second quarter of 2022 according to Statistics South Africa and (b) employment opportunities in order to mainstream it in the various sectors?

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  1. The Department continue to mainstream youth employment in the various sectors. In this case, the Department developed the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the National Youth Policy 2020-2030, to track implementation of policy priorities, including Economic Development, Job Creation, and Entrepreneurship. As a government, we announced the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention, which is a comprehensive response to the youth unemployment challenge. We have also launched the Presidential Employment Stimulus, which supports public and social employment, and which has created close on 880,000 job opportunities since it was established. A flagship programme of the employment stimulus is the school assistants’ programme, which has placed 287,000 young people in schools across the country. These young people are accessing meaningful employment opportunities, such as being Assistant Teachers who support teachers by contributing to positive learning outcomes in our schools. Government has also launched the Future of Work Ambassadors programme. This programme focuses on improving and modernising the recruitment and retention of youth in the public service. Government is pursuing innovative new ways of linking learning with earning. The National Skills Fund is pioneering the pay-for-performance skills development model that will create 8,000 job opportunities for young people in digital skills. Additionally, the National Youth Service is being expanded to inculcate in all young people a sense of service and opportunities to learn and earn a stipend. Under the auspices of the Department and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) it has already recruited 35 000 young people with a target of 50 000. Lastly, the National Youth Development Agency, working with other partners, continues to provide young entrepreneurs with the capital, capacity and networks to grow their businesses. In the past financial year, 7,500 young people have received financial enterprise support and over 30,000 young people have received other enterprise support from the National Youth Development Agency and the Department of Small Business Development.
  1. Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) is a government department that derives its mandate from the Statistics Act (Act No. 6 of 1999). StatsSA collects and process data on persons and companies for statistical purposes. Its vision is to improve lives through data ecosystems. As a Department, the work done by Stats SA ensures that there is evidence-based planning and targeted interventions. The Department continue to monitor the youth unemployment rate for both the 15 and 24 year olds and 25 to 34 year olds as measured by Stats SA.

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Approved by Minister

Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP

Date:

Additional Information:

Youth unemployment is a national crisis that demands urgent, innovative and coordinated solutions. The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention is a direct response to the challenge that too many young people are not transitioning from learning to earning. Of the 1.2 million young people entering the labour market each year, more than 65% remain outside of employment, education and training. Those young people who do manage to access opportunities tend to zigzag on often broken pathways, falling in and out of education and short-term work so that they are unable to realise their potential and get a foothold in the economy.

The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention is government’s plan to address this challenge. It is designed to effectively transition young people into the labour market, aiming to significantly reduce the high rate of youth unemployment. It is intended to coordinate, enhance, and scale up existing programmes across government and through close partnerships with the private sector. Bringing together a wide range of partners within and beyond government, it is the largest and most comprehensive plan to address youth employment in South Africa’s democratic history.

To pursue this objective and to unlock the energy and potential of young people, we are implementing five priority actions to catalyse long-term change, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) working in collaboration with the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) and the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator as well as a range of other stakeholders have developed the SAYouth.Mobi Platform as the National Pathway Management Network. The Pathway Management Network, recognising the barriers that young people face in entering the labour market, allows for greater alignment between the different networks and systems that exist so as to ensure that regardless of where young people enter the network they are visible across the Pathway Management Network and have access to a shared set of opportunities as well as services and resources available from government as well as other social partners. It further allows young people to build a profile and be kept update and connected to opportunities which match their profile on an ongoing basis. Partners can recruit talent and overcome their own hiring challenges by utilising the National Pathway Management Network. The SA Youth Platform has the following objectives:

1. Create More Jobs and Opportunities for Youth in the Formal, Informal and Social Economy. Identifying and aggregating jobs and work experiences is the most critical function. This will happen through sector-based approaches (e.g., Masterplans processes and working with business associations), government hiring opportunities (e.g., Stimulus programmes), private sector jobs, as well as entrepreneurship, community, township and village opportunities.

2. Drive System Change that address barriers and supports Inclusive Hiring and Reduced Unemployment. Identify and advocate for policy, regulatory, and other changes that will improve the outcomes of the entire system, including changes like reducing data costs (zero rating of SA Youth by all network operators), reduce barriers like shifting qualifications requirements to be market-related, and inform incentive schemes to promote youth employment

3. Link Youth to Opportunities and to Support – Inclusively and For Free. It connects young people to different platforms in the network where they can build their profiles, receive nudges to jobs, work experiences and income-generating programmes, encouragement, work-seeker support, learning, and opportunities (e.g. SA Youth, mapping of services).

Some Statistics

The Presidential Youth Employment is a comprehensive response to the youth unemployment challenge. We have also launched the Presidential Employment Stimulus, which supports public and social employment, and which has created close on 880,000 job opportunities since it was established.

A flagship programme of the employment stimulus is the Teacher Assistants programme, which has placed 287,000 young people in schools across the country. These young people are accessing meaningful employment while supporting teachers and contributing to positive learning outcomes in our schools.

The latest programme to be launched through the employment stimulus is the Social Employment Fund. It has begun to recruit 50,000 participants in community safety, food and nutrition, digital inclusion, and sports, arts and recreation.

We have just launched a new dashboard for the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention on the State of the Nation website. Members of the public are now able to track detailed progress with implementation and receive up-to-date information about the intervention.

Our National Pathway Management Network, which links young people to opportunities for earning, learning and support, has now signed up 2.4 million users. Over the last year, it has placed more than 600,000 young people.

As part of government’s commitment to remove the barriers that young people confront when trying to enter the public service, we are reducing the cost and effort of applying for positions. For example, applicants for public service positions are no longer required to submit certified copies of their educational qualifications and other relevant documents. This simple change will significantly reduce the cost of applying, improve turnaround times and reduce the administrative burden on departments.

Government has launched the Future of Work Ambassadors programme. This programme will focus on improving and modernising the recruitment and retention of youth in the public service.

We are pursuing innovative new ways of linking learning with earning. For example, the National Skills Fund is pioneering the pay-for-performance skills development model that will create 8,000 job opportunities for young people in digital skills.

We look to the National Youth Service to inculcate in all young people the habits of work, the taste for adventure and a sense of duty. Under the auspices of the Department and NYDA it has already recruited 35 000 young people with a target of 50 000.

The Youth Employment Service – known as YES – has reached key milestones over the last year. its partnerships with the private sector, YES has created nearly 82,000 quality work opportunities for young South Africans. This has injected over R4.6 billion into the economy through salaries alone. Corporate partners use the Youth Employment Service to build their own workforces by creating work experiences for youth in industries of the future. These include industries such digital, drones, green economy, urban farming, mining, global business services, creative industries and many more.

The young people of South Africa are imbued with a great entrepreneurial spirit and energy. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, for example, is establishing a fund that will support an enabling ecosystem for young people to enter and sustain forms of enterprise and self-employment.

We will continue to provide young entrepreneurs with the capital and networks to grow their start-up businesses. In the past financial year, 7,500 young people have received financial enterprise support and over 30,000 young people have received other enterprise support from the National Youth Development Agency and the Department of Small Business Development.

We have adopted the National Youth Policy and the Integrated Youth Development Strategy, which directs every arm of government to respond to the needs of young people.

14 September 2022 - NO476

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In light of the fact that 855 women were murdered in the period 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022, as well as the ongoing investigations of attempted murder docket for over 1400 women who narrowly escaped death, (a) which areas were monitored by her Office as high-risk areas for the occurrence of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) and (b) what initiatives has her office embarked on to address GBVF in the specified areas other than the 100-day challenge?

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14 September 2022 - NO480

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities:

Whether she has had an inter-ministerial engagement with the Minister of Social Development and of Police to develop a comprehensive intervention aimed at weaning the youth off drugs and alcohol following the tragic death of 21 person at Enyobeni Tavern in East London in the Eastern Cape?

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14 September 2022 - NO481

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In view of the SA Police Service ‘s crime statistics report over the past 12 months indicating that report cases of rape are averaging about 10 000 every quarter, and that many of the rapes happened at homes of the victims, what interventions has she put in place to monitor the provision of safe-homes and shelters for victims of rape over the past 12 months?

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09 September 2022 - NW2479

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(a) What (i) total number of employees of her Office/department are currently working from home, (ii) number of such employees have special permission to work from home and (iii) are the reasons for granting such special permission and (b) on what date will such workers return to their respective offices; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) No employees work from home; all are obliged to perform their duties from their traditional workstations. There may be exceptions where employees are required to perform such duties at other places of work than the departmental facilities.

(ii) Not applicable.

(iii) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(2) Not applicable.

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Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP

Date _____________________

09 September 2022 - NW2677

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

On what date did she last attend a meeting outside the structures of the Government to determine the deployment of personnel in public sector positions; (2) whether any appointments to public sector positions were discussed and determined during her appearance at any forum that is private and external to the structures of the Government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the details on which appointments were discussed and (b) other government matters were discussed during her last meeting at any such forum?

Reply:

1. I have never attended a meeting outside the structures of the Government to determine the deployment of personnel in public sector positions.

2. None of the appointments to public sector positions were discussed and determined during my appearance at any forum that is private and external to the structures of Government. Appointments to public sector positions are dealt with in terms of the Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations and where applicable the SMS Handbook.

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Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP

Date _____________________

06 September 2022 - NW1122

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) are the details, including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors, from which (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years, (b) service was rendered by each specified service provider and/or contractor and (c) amount was paid to each service provider and/or contractor?

Reply:

a) (i) DWYPD Response

The department obtain the lists of supplier payment for the past five (5) years. However, the reports are not in the sequence as per the requested information. Attached please find the reports in electronic format.

a) (ii) NYDA Response

Detailed service provider report for financial years 2017-18 to 2021-22 is attached as Annexure A which includes service providers (a), service rendered (b) and amount paid (c).

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Date _____________________

02 September 2022 - NW1123

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) is the total number of international trips that (i) she and (ii) the officials in her Office undertook since she took office on 30 May 2019, (b) were the total costs of each international trip in terms of the airline used, class of travel, travel and subsistence budget and/or any other related cost, (c) are the names and other relevant details of members of staff in her Office and other departmental officials who undertook each international trip and (d)(i) was the purpose of each international trip, (ii) were the expertise of the officials attending the international meetings and/or conferences, (iii) value did the officials add to the conferences and (iv) were the outcomes of each international trip undertaken?

Reply:

a) The total number of trips that the (i) Minister and (ii) the officials in her office undertook since she took office on 30 May 2019 is 16.

b) Details provided in below column.

c) Details provided in below column.

d) Details provided in below column.

No

Purpose of the Visit

Names/delegation list

Expertise and value add of delegate

Outcome/Report

Cost breakdown

1

Southern Africa Development Community dialogue on Youth Empowerment through employment and Entrepreneurship Development scheduled to take place 04-05 April 2022 in Gaborone, Botswana

Dr Bernice Hlagala

Chief Director: Youth Development

Head of the delegation: technical support on youth matters

Draft Report in place

SADC covered the flights and accommodation for Dr Hlagala

Airline used: Airlink Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R4 991.19

Accommodation: R4 620.00

S&T: R5 600

Ground transport: R8 000

Total cost for trip: R23 211.19

   

Ms Marumo Mailula

Assistant Director: International Relations

International relations practitioner: coordination including secretarial support to the delegation

Prepare participation reports

   

2

66th Session of the UN CSW scheduled from 14-25 March 2022 in the UN Headquarters, New York, USA.

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister

Head of the delegation

Draft Report in place

Airline used: Emirates Business Class

Flight cost (return): R108 409.75

T&S Forex: R17 436.30

Accommodation x4:(arrange through DIRCO): R1 113 804.00

Ground transport x4: (arranged through DIRCO): R70 664.00

Total: R1 310 314.05

   

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi, Special Adviser to the Minister

Advise the Minister on her portfolio on issues of women, youth and persons with disabilities

 

Airline used: Emirates Business Class

Flight cost (return): R108 437.75

T&S Forex: R30 190.63

Total: R138 628.38

   

Mr Xolani Khumalo,

Director: International Relations

Provide administrative support to the South African delegation

Manage and coordinate bilateral meetings, South African Side Events, daily briefing meetings and preparations of speaking notes and interventions

Prepare participation repors

 

Airline used: Emirates Business Class

Flight cost (return): R86 245.75

T&S Forex: R31 320.76

Total: R117 566.51

   

Ms Mantikwe Ramokgopa, PA to the Minister

In Aid to the Minister, and administrative support

 

Airline used: Emirates Business Class

Flight cost (return): R29 604.00

T&S Forex: R15 821.83

Total: R45 425.83

Total cost for trip: R1 611 934.77

3

8th Edition of the Government Summit held in Dubai, UAE: March 2022

Ms Val Mathobela

Chief Director: Strategy

 

Report in progress

Airline used: SAA Business Class

Flight cost (return): R72 709.40

T&S Forex: R1 585.36

Accommodation x3:(arrange through DIRCO): R15 858.00

Ground transport x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R8 000

Total: R98 152.76

   

Mr Emanuel Kganakga

Director: Youth Policy Development

   

Airline used: SAA Business Class

Flight cost (return): R78 029.40

T&S Forex: R1 736.70

Total: R79 766.10

   

Mr Kelebogile Moruane

Deputy Director: International Relations

   

Airline used: SAA Business Class

Flight cost (return): R72 709.40

T&S Forex: R1 585.36

Total: R74 294.76

Total cost for trip: 252 213.62

4

State Visit to West African nations (Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana), November/December 2021

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in the Presidency

President delegation to West Africa

Approved report available

Airline used: Ethiopian Air Lines Business Class

Flight cost (return): R63 965.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Accommodation x5:(arrange through DIRCO): R72 749.60

Ground transport x5: (arranged through DIRCO): R55 768.30

Total: R192 483.65

   

Adv Mikateko Maluleke

Director-General

Head of the Technical delegation

 

Airline used: Ethiopian Air Lines Business Class & ASKY Business Class

Flight cost (return): R95 377.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R95 377.75

   

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi

Special Adviser to the Minister

Support and provide political advice to the Minister during the State Visit

 

Airline used: Ethiopian Air Lines Business Class

Flight cost (return): R63 965.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R63 965.75

   

Mr Xolani Khumalo

Director: International Relations

Provide technical support and coordination of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) and Letters of Intents

 

Airline used: Ethiopian Air Lines Business Class

Flight cost (return): R79 733.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R79 733.75

   

Ms Maria Letswalo

Personal Assistant to the Minister

Provide secretarial and administrative support to the Minister

 

Airline used: Ethiopian Air Lines Business Class

Flight cost (return): R63 965.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R63 965.75

Total cost for trip: R495 526.65

5

41st Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) scheduled to take place from 9-24 November 2021 in France

Dr Bernice Hlagala,

CD: Stakeholder Engagement and Youth

 

Participation Report

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R48 122.75

T&S Forex: R14 524.62

Accommodation x3: (arrange through DIRCO): R107 865.00

Ground transport x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R25 350.00

Total: R195 862.37

   

Ms Phuti Mabelebele,

CD: Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD)

   

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R55 337.75

T&S Forex: R18 168.98

Total: R73 506.73

   

Ms Tinyiko Khosa,

Director: International Relations

   

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R55 422.75

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R55 422.75

Total cost for trip: R324 791.85

6

SA-Cote d’Ivoire Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) held in Abidjan: October 2021

Ms Shoki Tshabalala

Deputy Director-General: STEE

Head of the delegation

Provide technical support on women empowerment programme including Gender-Based Violence and women’s economic empowerment

Approved report available

Airline used: Qatar Airways Business Class

Flight cost (return): R39 589.44

T&S Forex: R5 582.16

Accommodation x3: (arrange through DIRCO): R46 800.00

Ground transport x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R5 000.00

Total: R96 971.60

   

Dr Bernice Hlagala

Chief Director: Youth Development

Provide technical support on youth development programme

 

Airline used: Qatar Airways Business Class

Flight cost (return): R39 589.44

T&S Forex: R5 582.16

Total: R45 171.60

   

Ms Marumo Mailula

Assistant Director: International Relations

Provide coordination service including secretariat support to the delegation in the negotiation of the Agreements

 

Airline used: Qatar Airways Business Class

Flight cost (return): R39 589.44

T&S Forex: R5 582.16

Total: R45 171.60

Total cost of trip: R187 314.80

7

SA-Cote d’Ivoire Senior Officials Meeting held in Abidjan: September 2021

Ms Sylvia Stevens-Maziya, Director: Youth Development

Provide technical support on youth development programme

Prepare participation reports

Approved report available

Airline used: Emirates Airlines Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R12 228.44

T&S Forex: Not available

Accommodation x3: (arrange through DIRCO): R46 800.00

Ground transport x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R5 000.00

Total: R64 028.44

   

Ms Nomsa Nabo

Director: Governance Transformation, Justice and Security

Provide technical support on women empowerment programme including Gender-Based Violence and women’s economic empowerment

 

Airline used: Emirates Airlines Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R12 228.44

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R12 228.44

   

Ms Marumo Mailula

Assistant Director: International Relations

Provide coordination service including secretariat support to the delegation in the negotiation of the Agreements

Prepare participation reports

 

Airline used: Emirates Airlines Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R12 228.44

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R12 228.44

Total cost of trip: R88 485.32

8

Generation Equality Forum’s second Design Sprint Workshop scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 February 2020 in Paris, France.

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi,

Special Advisor to the Minister: Member of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee for Generation Equality

   

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R35 000.00

T&S Forex: R4 273.55

Accommodation x1: R29 500.00

Ground transport x1: R3 032.76

Total: R71 806.31

9

Regional Workshop on the Planning and Implementation of prevalence surveys on Violence Against Women scheduled to take place on 16 to 19 July 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ms Esther Maluleke

Chief Director: Governance Transformation, Justice, and Security

 

Participation Report

SADC Covered participation costs for the two officials

   

Ms Sethembiso Mthembu

Deputy Director: Research and Knowledge Management

     

10

UNIDO Sponsored Inception Meeting Of Project Economic Empowerment Of Women IN Green Industry (EEWIGI) scheduled to take place on 13-14 November 2019 at the headquarters of the united Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria

Ms Tinyiko Khosa, Director: International Relations

 

Participation Report

The participation costs for this trip were paid for by UNIDO, the department only paid for shuttle services an amount of

R 940.00

11

12th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Meeting of the Minister (12 WAMM) scheduled to take place from 17 to 20 September 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Minister

 

Participation Report

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R35 000.00

T&S Forex: R4 273.55

Accommodation x5: (arranged through DIRCO): R53 896.00

Ground transport x5: (arranged through DIRCO): R15 500.00

Total: R71 806.31

   

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi:

Special Adviser to the Minister

   

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R35 000.00

T&S Forex: R4 273.55

Total: R71 806.31

   

Ms Mmabatho Ramompi:

Media Liaison Officer

   

Official did not travel.

   

Ms Tinyiko Khosa, Director: International Relations

   

Airline used: SAA Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R9 700.93

T&S Forex: Not available

Total: R9 700.93

   

Ms Maria Letswalo: Assistance Personal Assistance

   

Airline used: Air France Business Class

Flight cost (return): R35 000.00

T&S Forex: R4 273.55

Total: R71 806.31

Total cost of trip: R

12

25th Anniversary of the International Conference on population and development (ICPD25) in Nairobi, Kenya

Mr. Mashile Mokono, Special Adviser to the Minister

 

Participation Report

Airline used: SAA Economy Class, Kenya Airways Economy Class and Hahn Airways Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R25 105.93

T&S Forex: R6 283.50

Accommodation x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R22 905.00

Ground transport x3: (arranged through DIRCO): R6 031.56

Total: R60 325.99

   

Dr Ntsiki Manzini-Matebula

Chief Director: Social Empowerment and Participation

   

Airline used: SAA Economy Class, Kenya Airways Economy Class and Hahn Airways Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R22 114.93

T&S Forex: R6 022.32

Total: R28 137.25

   

Ms Nthabiseng Shitlhango:

Admin Officer: International Relations

   

Airline used: SAA Economy Class, Kenya Airways Economy Class and Hahn Airways Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R24 764.00

T&S Forex: R6 022.32

Total: R30 786.32

Total cost of trip: R119 249.56

13

2019 Global Gender Summit scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 November 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda

Ms Annette Griessel,

Deputy Director General: PSCKM

 

 

Airline used: Not available on system as official was transferred to DPME

Flight cost (return): R7 934.00

T&S Forex: R2 369.93

Accommodation x1: (arranged through DIRCO): R8 832.03

Ground transport x1: (arranged through DIRCO): R736.04

Total: R19 872.00 (as per the submission estimated cost)

14

16th international inter-ministerial conference (IIMC) on south- south cooperation in Population and Development scheduled to take place from 2 to 4 September 2019 in the Republic of Tunisia.

Ms Cassandra Nyathi, Deputy Director: Governance

 

 

Airline used: Qatar Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R29 311.93

T&S Forex: Not available

Accommodation x1: R7 700.00

Ground transport x1: R1 600.00

Total cost of trip: R38 611.93

15

Global Progress on the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls scheduled to take place from 3 to 6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.

Ms Ntsiki Sisulu-Singapi,

Chief Director: Stakeholder Coordination and Outreach

 

 

Airline used: Qatar Economy Class

Flight cost (return): R29 311.93

T&S Forex: Not available

Accommodation x1: (arranged through DIRCO): R34 550.00

Ground transport x1: (arranged through DIRCO): R5 595.00

Total cost of trip: R38 611.93

16

4th Specialised Technical Committee meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment on the Review of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action (STC on Beijing + 25) held on 28 October to 02 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,

Minister

 

Participation Report

Airline used: Not available at the date of reporting.

Flight cost (return): R65 800.00

T&S Forex: R32 141.25

Accommodation x5: (arranged through DIRCO): R13 118.24

Ground transport x5: (arranged through DIRCO): Not available

Total cost of trip: R111 059.49 (as per the approved submission)

   

Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi,

Advisor to the Minister

     
   

Ms Ranji Reddy,

Chief Director: Research and Knowledge Management

     
   

Ms Mantikwe Ramokgopa:

Private Secretary

     
   

Ms Tinyiko Khosa:

Director International Relations

     

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Approved by Minister

Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP

Date _____________________

27 June 2022 - NW2412

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of The Presidency of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In light of the fact that in April 2020 the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, announced the establishment of the Gender-based Violence and Femicide Council, which Parliament approved and directed all departments to introduce gender-responsive budgeting, but did not require them to provide commensurate budgetary benchmarks and/or dedicated resources, what (a) total amount was allocated for gender responsive budget and (b) has it been spent on?

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12 April 2022 - NW959

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What are the relevant details of the (a) current and (b) outstanding investigation in the National Youth Development Agency?

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12 April 2022 - NW735

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

with reference to the development of a research paper on the proposed Disability Rights Bill by the SA Law Reforms Commission in December 2020, what are the details of a the (a) consultation that took place on the findings of the research paper with the Presidential Work Group on Disability and (b) outcomes of the specified discussion?

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12 April 2022 - NW957

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office, in line with its responsibility to monitor issues affecting women, complied any statistics of incidents of human trafficking involving women across the border; if notm why not, if so, what are the relevant details; Whether her Office has provided any form of assistance in the fight against huma trafficking; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in terms of the assistance provided to the SA Police Service?

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11 April 2022 - NW1124

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

what (a) total number of funding was disbursed by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and (b) number of small and medium enterprises (SME’s) (i) were funded by the NYDA. (ii) jobs were created by the specified SME’s and (iii) the specified SME’s still exist and are still trading in each of the past four financial years in each case ?

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11 April 2022 - NW1282

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What amount was spent on advertising by (a) her Office and (b) state-owned entities reporting to her in the 2020-21 financial year? NW1541E

Reply:


(a) The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities spent R 994 955.80 on advertising for the 2020-21 financial year;

(b) The National Youth Development Agency spent R 1 891 696 on advertising for the 2020-21 financial year.

11 April 2022 - NW1081

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Marawu, Ms TL to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether she will account on the activities that her Office embarked on in2021, which were aimed at assisting women empowerment projects in rural areas; in if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; What total number of beneficiaries have benefited from her Office’s women empowerment initiatives for the fourth quarter of 2021; What plans does her Office have in aiding women-run businesses affected by the lockdown for 2022?

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06 April 2022 - NW830

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by her Office in the (aa) 2019-20, (bb) 2020-21 and (cc) 2021-22 financial years have been completed and (b) in each case are the relevant details of the (i) investigation(s) including a synopsis of the facts and/or findings of each case, (ii) persons and/or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cost to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and/or third parties implicated in wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations?

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06 April 2022 - NW1283

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

what (a) number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does her office currenctly (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) period has each property been rented for, (ii) are the details of the owner of each property that is rented and (iii) is the monthly rent fee for each property?

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06 April 2022 - NW1187

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What steps have been taken in the past two years to ensure that (a) persons with disabilities are employed within her Office and (b) service providers comply with requirements to use the services of persons with disabilities?

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06 April 2022 - NW867

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What total amount in Rand has been spent on (a) catering, (b) entertainment and (c) accommodation for (i) her, (ii) the Deputy Minister and (iii) officials of her Office since 29 May 2019?

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25 March 2022 - NW895

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities

What (a) is the total number of incidents of (i) sexual harassment and (ii) sexual assault that were reported in her Office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2021, (b) number of cases (i) were opened and concluded, (ii) were withdrawn and (iii) remain open or pending based on the incidents and (c) sanctions were meted out against each person who was found guilty

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25 March 2022 - NW832

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities

Whether her Office, in collaboration with the Minister of Police, is working on (a0 policy documents and/or strategic plans to address the issues of (i) domestic violence, (ii) gender-based violence, (iii) femicide and (iv) crimes against members off the National Intervention Strategy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community, particularly women living in urban informal settlements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified policy documents and/or strategic plans?

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25 March 2022 - NW734

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities

With reference to the development of the Framework on Disability Rights Awareness Campaigns for Person with Disabilities, and the Framework on Self Representation for Person with Disabilities what (a) steps will her department take to ensure that the specified framework are implemented by other departments and (b) mechanisms will her department establish to measure the impact of the implementation of the frameworks?

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25 March 2022 - NW831

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities

whether any employees in her office have been on suspension with full salary since 1 June 2019; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) number of employees and (b) is the total cost thereof?

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(a) One (1)
(b) R 702,937.00

01 March 2022 - NW541

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What is the (a) make, (b) model (c) year of manufacture, (d) price and (e) purchase date of each vehicle purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) the deputy minister since 29 May 2019? NW607E

Reply:

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities procured officials vehicles for the Minister and the deputy minister as follow:

 
  1. Minister
  1. Deputy Minister

(a)

Audi

Audi

(b)

Q5 2.0 TDI S TRONIC SPORT

Q5 2.0 TDI S TRONIC SPORT

(c)

2020

2020

(d)

R690 000.00

R690 000.00

(e)

06 January 2020

06 March 2020


Approved by Minister
Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP
Date 28/02/2022

21 February 2022 - NW17

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities

(1) Whether her Office has made progress in addressing the severe underrepresentation of women in (a) various economic sectors and (b) decision-making positions in the private sector; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What challenges have been identified in this regard?Attached find here: Reply

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