Questions and Replies

12 August 2019 - NW437

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Communications

What are the full reasons for her department increasing its advertising budget (a) in the past two financial years and (b) for the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows: -

In respect of the budget allocation for the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services:

a) The Advertising budget decreased in the 2017/18 financial year; it was mainly for the marketing and promotional items as well as advertising to fill vacant posts. In the 2018/19 financial year, the budget increased mainly for marketing and promotional items due to the Department hosting the BRICS Summit and International Telecoms Union (ITU) World Telecom in September 2019 at the INkosi Albert Luthuli Conversion Centre in Durban.

b) The budget for Advertising decreased in the 2019/20 financial year; the budget is mainly for marketing and promotional items as well as advertising to fill vacant posts.

In respect of the budget allocation for the Department of Communications:

a) Advertising budget increased during the 2017/18 financial year due to advertising done in respect of the Digital Terrestrial Television Project (DTT). During 2018/19 financial year, the budget increased due increased branding and promotional items that were procured.

b) The advertising budget for the 2019/20 financial year increased mainly for awareness campaigns for the DTT Project.

 

MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP

MINISTER

12 August 2019 - NW147

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether she has established a date on which 5G high-speed mobile network technology will become widely available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether her department has any strategic partnerships with other countries or companies in rolling out 5G technology; if so, will she furnish Ms Z Majozi with a list of the countries and/or the companies with their country of origin; (3) whether she envisages that the roll-out of 5G infrastructure in alliance with her department’s strategic and investment partners may pose any potential state security threats due to information being shared with the specified partners; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) steps taken by her department to ensure that the security of the State is not compromised; (4) whether she has found that 5G infrastructure can be used to breach individual property and privacy laws; if not, how can she guarantee that this will not happen; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) measures has her department taken to avoid such a breach; (5) whether the White Paper on 5G Radio Network Architecture has been drafted and made publicly available; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Ms Z Majozi with a copy of the specified white paper?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: -

1. The Minister is not responsible for technology launches and thus does not determine technology launch dates.

Suffice to say, the Minister provides policies that establish an enabling environment and broad frameworks for creating equitable opportunities for all market players.

2. The department is working with various industry players who are rolling out latest 5G technology. As an example, the department recently partnered with Nokia and Vodacom during the recent Digital Economy Summit wherein President Ramaphosa, speaking at Gallagher Convention Centre, had his address simultaneously broadcast as a holographic image to the Rustenburg Civic Centre.

3. The national security agencies and the departments in the security cluster, continuously scan the environment for any potential threats to the State and its people, and if there is any potential security threat, it will be dealt with. Furthermore, the Cybersecurity Hub in the department falls under the Government’s broader security mandate and such engages with other government security institutions and industry players to implement safety standards and measures.

4. With regards to security, 5G is no different from previous generation networks and the same established security principles will need to be applied. As stated, national security agencies and the departments in the security cluster are continuously scanning the environment to deal with any potential threats to the State and its people. The government has legislated the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA) and the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. Government has also developed the Cyber Security Policy Framework and the department is currently working on the Data Policy. All these policies and legislation, inter alia, address issues of security.

5. No.

 

 

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

30 July 2019 - NW269

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows:-

(a) R 16, 235 million

(b) See table below:-

(i) TOTAL REMUNERATION

(ii) SALARY

LEVEL

(iii) JOB TITLE

(iv) QUALIFICATION

(v) JOB DESCRIPTION

R 1,521,591 pa

15 -

Compensation level III

Special Advisor

National Senior Certificate

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

Master of Arts: ICT Policy & Regulation

Special Advisor to Minister

R 1,251,183 pa

14

Chief of Staff

National Senior Certificate Bachelor of Arts

Higher Diploma in Education MA: Public Health

BA Hons: African Languages in Communications

Diploma in Media Management

Postgraduate Diploma: Monitoring

and Evaluation

Program in Monitoring and

Evaluation

Diploma in Project Management

Chief of Staff

R 1,073,202 pa

13

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

National Senior Certificate

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws

Certificate in Money Laundering Control

Advanced Public Project Management

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support

R 1,057,326 pa

13

Media Liaison

National Senior Certificate

Media Liaison

   

Officer

                          BCOM: Marketing

                          BCOM Hons: Communications

Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

                          National Senior Certificate

Cabinet and Parliamentary

Officer

R 755,418 pa

Acting allowance paid against first notch of SL 13

R 1,057,326

11

(acting in level 13 post and receives an acting allowance)

Acting PA to Minister

National Senior Certificate

BCOM: Human Resource

Management

Diploma in Transport Management

Personal Assistant to Minister

R 733,257 pa

11

Community Outreach Officer

National Senior Certificate Primary Teachers Diploma Certificate: Report Writing Certificate: Basic Fire Fighter

Certificate: Project Management

Community Outreach Officer

R 733,257 pa

11

Portfolio Co- ordinator

National Senior Certificate

BA: Corporate Communications

Portfolio Co- ordinator

R 376,596 pa

9

Assistant Appointment Secretary

National Senior Certificate Certificate Basic Fire Fighter Secretary Skills Course Certificate: Commercial Law Diploma in Business Management

Assistant Appointment Secretary

R 257,508 pa

7

Secretary/Rece ptionist

National Senior Certificate

BA: Environmental Management

Secretary/Receptio nist

R 257,508 pa

7

Registry Clerk

National Senior Certificate Certificate in HR

Registry Clerk

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Cape Town Residence

R 224,626 pa

3

Domestic Worker

Grade 11

Domestic Worker: Pretoria Residence

R 109, 534 pa +

37%

2

Food Aid

Grade 11 Auxiliary Nursing

Food Aid

MS STELLA NDABEBI-ABRAHAMS MINISTER

01 July 2019 - NW39

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether any plans are in place to roll out 5G in the Republic; if so, (a) in which area, (b) on what date is it envisaged to be rolled out and (c) for what purposes?

Reply:

In line with international developments, we expect 5G commercial deployments to take place from around 2020 in South Africa.

Minister will give full and further details of the roll out when she makes her pronouncement on the policy direction.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

01 July 2019 - NW40

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Whether the Government has any plans to assist or take part in the rolling out of 5G; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

There are no direct plans for Government to take part in the rollout of 5G. Suffice to say, Government has been involved in a global multilateral process under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to identify and allocate radio frequency spectrum for IMT2020 or 5G. This process will be concluded at the ITU World Radio Conference which will take place at the end of 2019.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

25 February 2019 - NW52

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Communications

What number of (a) television channels, (b) radio stations and (c) newspapers are funded by (i) her department and/or (ii) entities reporting to her?

Reply:

I been advised by the department as follows:

The Department of Communications [DoC] and entities reporting to the DoC have not funded any TV channels, radio stations and newspapers. However, the MDDA provides grant funding to qualifying community television, radio stations and community and small commercial media print newspapers and magazines.

In addition, the department funds, through appropriation, Channel Africa, a public radio station located within the SABC.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW31

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)On what date was the information technology (IT) infrastructure of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her last upgraded or updated, (b) what is the name of the company contracted to do the upgrades, (c) what was the monetary value of the contract and (d) what is the name of each IT system that was upgraded; (2) what is the (a) name of the company that is currently responsible for the maintenance of the IT systems of (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her and (b) value of the contract? NW36E

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows:

DTPS

1 (a) (i)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrades

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2015

State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

R13 377 272, 80: broken down as follows:

Server Infrastructure: broken down as follows:

   

R7 566 411, 66

Server and related Hardware

   

R529 000, 00

Core Switch

   

R884 759, 00

Wi-Fi Solution

   

R172 158, 00

Project Management Fees

   

R4 224 943, 74

Labout Upgrade and Configuration (Incl. Assessment, Design, Build, Test and Implementation

Total

 

R13 377 272, 80

 

2 (a) (i) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Internal Staff - maintenance of the server infrastructure and network infrastructure

No contract

SITA – Network Maintenance

R8 064 716, 75

Boxfusion - Leave Systems

R207 000, 00.

Institute for Performance Management - Electronic organisational performance management system

R205 000, 00.

DOC

  1. a) i) DOC has not upgraded any IT infrastructure during the requested period.
  2. a) i)Not Applicable

ENTITIES

BBI

1 (a) (ii)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

January 2018

Internally with the assistance of Neo Technologies.

R1 760 641.63.

Servers and firewalls

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Internal IT department with the assistance of Neo Technologies.

The value of the co-source component is R2 865 542.40.

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

a) (ii)What date did IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

13 June 2016

Techno Brain

R14, 048,161.00

Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Dynamix AX

  1. (a) (ii) Internal IT department.

(b) Not applicable

FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS BOARD (FPB)

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

10/11/2016

DataCentrix

R 1 585 159.86

Server Equipment & Storage Upgrade

29/03/2018

XON Systems

R 473 506.25

Network & Wireless Equipment Upgrade

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Discover Digital (Pty) Ltd: Online Content Regulation System (Develop & Maintain OCR System)

R 9 294 966.04

Tharolla (Pty) Ltd: Electronic Reporting Management System (Train, Support & Maintain ERMS System)

R 421 120.00

Tharolla (Pty) Ltd: Website Maintenance and Development (Support & Maintain Corporate Site)

R459 648.00

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (ICASA)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

March 2015

RIBEX

R2,644,006

  • CBARS (HR System)
  • New implementation

March 2016

Bytes Universal Systems

R1,400,000

  • JDE (Financial System)
  • Upgrade to latest version

May 2018

GEW Technologies

R 17,674,434

  • New Spectrum Management System
  • New implementation

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

GEW Technologies: Spectrum Management System

R1,892,468

EOH: JDE Financial System

R1,543,409

Vision Wave: CRM System

R493,350

SITA: Spectrum System

R 1,984,752

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY (MDDA)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

First half of the 2017 calendar year.

Bright Networks

R53 317.80

R71 749.00

R161 445.66

Biometrics

Network Cabling

Audio system

 

Bitco

R33 504.00 per month

R349 869.42

Fibre installation

Telephony

 

Why IT

R47 946.12

Back-up system

 

ISA(Information Security Architects)

R3 223.94 per month

IT Security

 

Datager

R143 864.54

Office 365

  1. (ii) (a) The MDDA carries out maintenance of its IT systems using the in-house resource. (b) Not applicable.

NEMISA

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

June 2017

EOH Mthombo

R411 931.21.

Network infrastructure to cloud- based services,

July 2017

CBX Tech

R274 118.90.

Network infrastructure to Wi-Fi and switching/routing environment.

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

EOH Mthombo: Hosted Cloud Infrastructure

R2 058 766.98

CBX Tech: Network maintenance

Ad-hoc basis as and when required

SOUTH AFRCAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2016 / 2018

Datacentrix (PTY) Ltd

R 24 000 000

Replacement of Computer Equipment and Peripherals

2018 / 2019

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd

R 12 000 000

Replacement of Computer Equipment and Peripherals

2018 / 2019

RFP to be issued

R 24 957 274

SABC Network Infrastructure Upgrade

2017 / 2018

Telkom SA

R 27 467 885

SABC WAN Upgrade

(Replacement of ATM with Metro Ethernet)

2015 / 2016

Intervate

R 2 712 492

CRM Dynamics 2016 System

2017 / 2018

GALIX Networking (PTY) Ltd

R 1 999 807

Enterprise Web Security Filtering Solution

2017 / 2018

Accenture (PTY) Ltd

R 4 269 839

SABC Learning Management System

2018 / 2019

Dimension Data

R 371 000

SABC Internet Router Upgrade

2018 / 2019

Bytes Business Solutions (Xerox)

R 48 711 020

(Over 5 Years)

SABC Managed Printing Solution

2018 / 2019

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd

R 9 700 000

SABC Asset Management System

2018 / 2019

Fikon Treasury and I.T. (Pty) Ltd

R 4 900 000

Treasury Management System

2018 / 2019

RFQ to be issued

R 1 800 000

(Estimated Cost)

SABC Landmark Servers Hardware

2018 / 2019

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 9 910 000

(Estimated Cost)

IT Service Management Solution

2018 / 2020

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 81 439 868

(Estimated Cost)

SABC Corporate IT Storage Area Network

2018 / 2020

Responses to RFP currently being evaluated

R 75 769 247

(Estimated Cost)

Replacement of PABX Infrastructure

2018 / 2020

RFP to be issued

R 3 551 000

(Estimated Cost)

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Content Management System

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Dimension Data (Contracting in progress): Network Equipment - Maintenance and Support

R 4 799 771

Telspace: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

R 482 700

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd: Symantec End Point Protection Suite ( this includes Mail Gateway , Anti-Virus and Symantec protection for exchange

R 1 528 800

IBM South Africa: Resilience Services (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity)

R 450 900

IBM South Africa: Resilience Services (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity)

R 225 450

GALIX Networking (PTY) Ltd: Enterprise Web Security Filtering Solution (this is a 25 Service Hours per year as needed On Call support Service )

R 1 999 807

IBM South Africa: IBM Software licensing SLR (settlement agreement) payable in six (6) equal instalments

R 53 000 000

Sithabile Technologies: Net Backup solution for open systems

R 983 726

Canon SA: Oce Printers – maintenance and support

R 1 409 264

Amcotec: Mainframe systems – maintenance and hardware support

R 1 509 064

Amcotec: IBM Tape Drives – maintenance and hardware support

R 760 284

Datacentrix: HP Production Servers - maintenance and hardware support

R 1 905 251

Dell EMC: Mailbox Exchange Servers - maintenance and hardware support

R 499 062

Hitachi Vantara: SAN – Mailbox & Active Directory Servers maintenance and hardware support

R 3 674 069

Hitachi Vantara: Leased SAN - maintenance and support

R 731 032

Microsoft: Microsoft licensing agreement

USD 1 600 000

ASG: Mobius licensing and support

R 30 771 768

Bateleur: Adastrip and E-strip software licensing and support

R 720 000

BIS: Netpass software licensing and support

USD 44 712

Computer Associates: ACF2 and CA-1 security and tape management

USD 78 689

IBM SA: Z-series software licensing and support

R 12 386 110

Software AG: Adabas/Natural software licensing and support

R 7 438 643

EOH Mthombo (PTY) Ltd: Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise licensing and support

R 3 104 200

Operative: IBMS maintenance and support agreement

GBP 164 000

SAPO

1) (a) (ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

2012

EMC Corporation

R66, 295 million

Supply of storage arrays, implementation services, maintenance

2012

IBM

R21, 5 million

Supply of IBM Power Systems, implementation services, maintenance

2012

Hewlett Packard (HP)

R21, 8 million

Supply of HP Blade Servers, implementation services, maintenance

2012

Cisco

R39, 1 million

Supply of network switches for SAPO Datacentre, implementation services, maintenance

2008

Cisco

R139, 855, 748

Supply of Cisco switches and routers, services and maintenance

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

Telkom/BCX

R978 million

SENTECH

Please refer to the spreadsheet Annexed hereto marked A attached hereto.

SITA

Please refer to Annexure B attached hereto.

USAASA

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

01 July 2015

EOH Mthombo.

R48 560 956.44.

SAP ERP

2)(a)(ii). The contract with the previous service provider expired on 31 January 2019. The entity is still finalizing procurement processes for the prospective service provider.

ZADNA

1)(a)(ii)What date was IT infrastructure upgraded

(b) Name of company contracted to do upgrade

(c) Monetary value of contract (incl VAT)

(d) Name of each IT system upgraded

August 2016

BITCO

R7400 on a monthly basis.

Network and telephone systems

2 (a) (ii) Name of Company responsible for maintenance of IT systems

(b) Value of the contract

BITCO

R7 400 monthly

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW27

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Departments as follows:

DOC and DTPS

The departments have not awarded contracts and/or tenders to any of the listed companies.

ENTITIES

FPB, MDDA, BBI, NEMISA, .zaDNA & Sentech

These entities have not awarded contracts and/or tenders to any of the listed companies.

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

Kindly note that Brand SA contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd.

Internet and Voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

R23,657.12 per month inclusive of VAT

36 months’ contract, extended for further one year

36 months’ contract was signed by Ms. Alice Puoane - Chief Financial Officer

One-year extension of contract was signed by Dr. Jonty Tshipa – Director: Corporate Service

No record available to confirm whether or not the contract was in line with all National Treasury and procurement guidelines

ICASA

Kindly note that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Provision of 20 Mbps Data Link 3 years from February 2015

R1 002 941.69

3 years from February 2015

3 years from February 2015

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Audio and Video Equipment - Once-off 2016

R542 969.69

Once off 2016 ( May 2016)

Bid Adjudication Committee ( PFMA) requirement(BAC)

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

20 Mbps Data Link Access for Nelspruit Office - 28 months until September 2018

R7 870.33

28 month until September 2018

BAC and CEO

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

ADSL & MPSL 5 years from April 2017

R7 270 099.20

5 Years from April 2017

BAC and CEO

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Network configuration changes - Once off

R2 052.00

Once off (September 2017)

SCM Manager and CFO

Yes

Total

8 825 932.91

       

SABC

Kindly note that SABC contracted the companies as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Orion Telecom South Africa (Pty) Ltd(The supplier sent a notification of name change from Orion to Vox in May 2009. The company registration number as well as VAT number remained unchanged).

Telephone lines in the following Provincial Offices:

KZN, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape

R1,450,150.78

2009 to 2013

Provincial and Technical Managers and Head of Legal

Contracts were approved in line with Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF) applicable at the time.

Vox Telecommunications (Vox)

Telephone lines in the following Provincial Offices

KZN, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape

R2,180,047.15

2013 to 2018

Provincial and Technical Managers and Head of Legal

The contracts were continuation of subscriptions of initial contract entered into with Orion. The approval of the contract was done in line with Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF) applicable at the time. Subscriptions, water and lights, TV Licence Pay points and others similar services were part of exclusions as detailed in the Procurement Policy.

SAPO

Kindly note that SAPO contracted the companies as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

AFRAIT Pty (Ltd)

Supply Trailers

R14 134 720.00

9and a half months

GCEO

Yes

USAASA

Kindly note that the USAASA contracted Vox Telecommunications as indicated below:

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Internet Connectivity equipment and Connectivity Services

R1 308 030.00

24 months

CEO, Mr Zami Nkosi

Yes

SITA

Name of the company

(i)Descriptions of services

(ii) aa. Value

(ii) bb. Length

(iii)Who approved the tender/contract

(iv)Tender/ Contract in line with the National Treasury

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 773.68

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 519.9

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 463.05

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Annual maintenance of the email service for SA engineer formation

R1 463.05

1 year

Senior Manager

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Port Shepstone

R34 758.86

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Port Shepstone

R34 758.86

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Digital Viewer Software Expert- SAPS Pietermaritzburg

R13 326.4

Once off

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Telephone handsets for the DoE in KZN

R347 367.3

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

Provincial HoD

Yes

Vox Telecommunications

Training for the server administration for right fax

R12500

Details cannot be found on the archives of the entity and employees responsible are no longer at SITA.

HoD: Capital Management

Yes

Over and above the transactions listed in the attached table, in 2014 SITA published to the open market RFB 1316/2014 for off-net voice services for the agency. After evaluation and approval the tender was awarded for 3 years to Vox for the total amount of R10 425 600.00. The tender was approved by the Bid Adjudication Committee as per the SITA Delegation of Authority. In terms of the tender requirements, bidders were required to provide two options on the solution required and to price them separately. After award, it was realised that the bid price for the solution awarded to Vox was actually for the other option.

SITA attempted to withdraw the award. The decision to withdraw was challenged by Vox as it was of the view that it is entitled to the tender. SITA launched a counter application to have its decision set aside in order to approach the market. The Court set aside the award to Vox as it was based on the incorrect evaluation results.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW122

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have advised by the Departments as follows:

DOC and DTPS

No expenditure has been incurred for travel privileges in respect of former Ministers and/or Deputy Ministers since they were not entitled to these privileges because they were redeployed

in Parliament.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW80

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her engaged the services of a certain company (name furnished) in each of the past 10 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) were the reasons that the services of the specified company were required and (ii) was the (aa) total amount of fees that were paid to the company and (bb) detailed breakdown of the fees paid to the company in each specified financial year?

Reply:

I have been advised as follows:

The departments (DOC and DTPS) together with their entities reporting to them have not engaged the services of Goldman Sachs Company in the past 10 financial years.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW59

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, her department and the entities reporting to her implemented the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Departments has advised me as follows:

DoC

The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council Resolution 1 of 2012 applies to all posts/jobs that were graded on salary levels 10 and 12 between 01 July 2010 and 31 July 2012 and whose incumbents were appointed on salary level 9 and 11. The Resolution indicates that the incumbents be automatically upgraded to salary level 10 and 12 respectively with effect from 01 August 2012, subject to availability of supporting job evaluation results.

Since the Department of Communications was only established in April 2015, there are no employees that were affected by the above Resolution. The DoC entities are not covered by the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council.

DTPS

The department is not aware of a Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council Resolution in the Public Service or applicable to its entities that facilitates the movement of all persons employed on salary level 9 to level 10, and level 11 to lever 12.

The department does implement PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009 on a case by case basis, which contains the Grade Progression Model for employees on salary level 1 to 12 who are not covered by an Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD).

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

25 February 2019 - NW54

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Communications

What amount of the total budget of (a) her departments and (b) entities reporting to her is dedicated to the promotion of female sports?

Reply:

The departments have advised me as follows:

DoC and ENTITIES

a) The Department of Communications [DoC] and (b) entities reporting to the DoC do not have budget dedicated for the promotion of female sports, however, Banyana Banyana forms part of the SAFA contract under FIFA: 2018 U17 and U20 Women’s World Cup, which also includes other events, magazine shows etc.

Refer to the link table below please on the cost of broadcasting female sports for 2018 / 2019.

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW54_TABLE.pdf

DTPS and ENTITIES

The department does not allocate budget for sports on the basis of gender, but all sports related activities are budgeted for under the Employee Wellness Programmes of the department. The overall budget allocated for sports related activities for 2018/19 was R70 000 and R100 000 for 2019/20.

Sentech, USAASA, SAPO, NEMISA, ZADNA, BBI, did not budget any amount to promote female sports.

SITA has an Employee Wellness Programme (EWP) that has several pillars of wellness, which strive to among other things, meet the health and wellness needs of SITA employees through preventative and therapeutic measures. Under these programme; there are 19 sporting codes in which actively participate. The proposed budget to be factored at R1 500 per person multiplied by headcount 3210 less 12 board members is estimated at R4 797 000. Each sport code will thus be apportioned a budget of R252 473.68

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2584

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

0

7

0

7

4

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GCIS)

1(a)(i) No. of Deputy Director General

(ii) No. of Chief Directors

aa) Acting

bb) Permanent

b)Total no. of women in each case

3

12

03

DDGs: 2

CD: 1

12

1 DDG

11 CDs

3

DDG: 1

CDs: 2

(2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i) Total Number of CEO’s

ii) Directors

b) Total No. of women in each case

1

4

2

FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD (FPB)

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

4

5

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

2

1

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

(2) a) i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

0

0

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

(2) a) (i)Total Number of CEO’s

ii)Directors

b)Total No. of women in each case

1

3

1

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3482

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether (a) the Head Office of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is being moved from Sandton to Centurion and (b) a lease agreement has been signed to that effect; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether there was any official procurement process followed in acquiring the new premises or lease thereof; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the procurement process; (3) whether the new premises has any implications for the storage capacity of ICASA’s documents and office equipment; (4) whether the relocation to the new offices was subjected to a formal procurement process to assist with the moving of furniture, boxes and other items; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether there are staff who are or have been assisting with this moving process at their own cost with limited reimbursement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4032E

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

1). (a) Yes, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (the Authority) has moved its Head Office to new premises situated in Eco-park (Centurion) Pretoria, after its lease agreement with Growth-Point Properties (Sandton) came to an end on 31 October 2018. Prior to the move, the Authority embarked on an open tender process in line with Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 as amended (the PFMA), the associated National Treasury Regulations (NT Regulations) and ICASAs Supply Chain Management Policy in order to appoint a provider for its head office premises.

(b). A lease agreement has been entered into with the new landlord to provide ICASA with office accommodation for a period of 9 years and 11 months with effect from 1 November 2018.

(2)The Authority is governed by the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 as amended (the PFMA), and the associated National Treasury Regulations (NT Regulations). To this end (as stated above), the Authority embarked on an open tender process in line with the PFMA, the NT Regulations and ICASA’s Supply Chain Management Policy to procure the new office premises.

(3)The new premises have sufficient storage capacity for office equipment and documents.

(4)The Authority is a participant of National Treasury Traversal Contract – Transportation of Cargo and Furniture Relocation Services for the State for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 (RT8-2017). Services for the relocation of furniture, boxes and other items were procured utilizing the traversal contract. This is in line with the PFMA, the NT Regulations and ICASA’s Supply Chain Management Policy.

(5) Given the amount of work required to complete the relocation process, it was necessary for some members of staff of work overt-time to successfully complete the relocation. The staff members who qualify for overtime were paid for the overtime worked in line with the organisation’s policies. For those staff members who do not qualify for overtime pay,

arrangements were made with respective line managers to get time off in exchange for overtime worked. There are no staff members who were required to assist with the relocation at their own cost.

Ms. S. Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3438

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) (a) On what date did her department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under the curatorship of her department according to the Generally Recognised (2) Whether any artworks under the department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3927E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

  1. (a and b) Both DoC and the GCIS do not have any artwork.
  2. (a and b) Not applicable.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW3208

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) What steps has the Government taken since 2014 to lower the cost of communication; (2) have any regulations been implemented; if not, why not; if so, (a) what has been done, (b) on what date was it implemented, (c) what entity implemented the steps and/or regulations and (d) what effect has the implementation of the steps or regulations had on the public?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

1. The Authority introduced amendments to the End User Subscriber Charter Regulations during 2018 in order to address the concerns regarding unfair data expiry and Out of Bundle business rules.

2. No, (a, b, c and d) the implementation of the Regulations were taken for review (launched in April 2018) by some of the operators. This was settled on13 November 2018, to the extent that the Regulations will come into force with effect from 28 February 2019.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW3092

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What number of meetings has the board of the SA Broadcasting Commission had since 1 January 2018, (b) on what date did each meeting take place, (c) who was in attendance at each meeting, (d) what was on the agenda of each meeting and (e) what resolutions were taken at each meeting; (2) (2) whether she was present at any of the meetings; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3456E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE FIRST 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

5 April 2018

All present

None

Court Order, Media Frenzy of Platform Personality Changes, Funding Request.

 

26 April 2018

All Present

None

  • Approval of 4th Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Terms of Reference and Board Charter; Delegation of Authority Framework
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of Business Cases
  • Recruitment of GCEO and CFO
 

30 May 2018

All except for Mr D K Mohuba

Mr D K Mohuba

Approval to submit the AFS to the AG for auditing purposes

 

19 June 2018

All except Mr K T Kweyama

Ms K Kweyama

Meeting with the Minister

SCHEDULE OF BOARD MEETINGS FOR THE SECOND 2018/19 QUARTER

No.

Date

Members Present

Apologies

Agenda/Decisions

 

30 May 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D Mohuba

  • Special meeting to approve Submission of the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 and the 2017/18 Predetermined
  • Submission of the 2017/18 Annual Report to the AGSA for Audit Purposes
  • Request to Condone Irregular Expenditure
  • Impairment of Assets Policy
  • Executive Directors Performance Contracts
  • Legal & SIU Costs
  • Feedback from the Minister on Memorandum of Incorporation

2

19 June 2018

Minister’s Bilateral meeting Board

Hon Minister

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr D Mohuba

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Ms N Philiso

Ms T Dlamini

Mr C Maroleni

Ms Kweyama

  • SABC’s contribution on Outcome 14
  • Quarter 4 performance
  • Union Issues
  • SABC Review and Turnaround
  • SABC DTT Strategy including the Content Acquisition Plan
  • Deepening democracy and citizens participation

3.

30 July 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr D Mohuba

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

None

  • Approval of AFS & Auditors’ Report 2017/18
  • Approval of 1st Quarter Reports
  • Approval of Wage negotiations Mandate
  • Approval of SABC’s Strategy Road Map
  • Approval of AGM Resolutions
  • Progress Report on Implementation of Ad Hoc Committee Report
  • State of SABC Finances

4.

6 August 2018

Meeting with Ministers of DOC, Sport, and PSL

Hon Min Mokonyane

Hon H Maxegwana

Hon Min Xasa Sport

Mr B Makhathini

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr M Tsedu

Ms Kweyama

Mr K Naidoo

  • PSL & Sports Rights
 

17 August 2018

Mr B Makhathini

Mr M Tsedu

Mr K Naidoo

Mr J Phalane

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Markovitz

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr D K Mohuba

Ms K Kweyama

To approve 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

 

AGM

27 August 2018

Hon Min Mokonyane

Mr B Makhathini

Ms K Kweyama

Mr J Phalane

Mr D Mohuba

Mr J Matisonn

Mr M Tsedu

Mr V Rambau

Mr M Mxakwe

Ms Y van Biljon

Mr C Maroleni

Mr K Naidoo

Mr M Markovitz

To adopt the 2017/18 AFS and Auditors Report for submission to the AGM for adoption

2 The Minister was present at 3 meetings (refer above table for details).

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3091

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Who were the key individuals involved in crafting the turnaround strategy of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC); (2) were all board members of the SABC consulted on the turnaround strategy; if so, (3) whether it was a unanimous decision that the turnaround

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows

  1. The Executive crafted the turnaround strategy.
  2. All Board members were present at the meeting of 30 July 2018 where it was tabled; and
  3. Unanimously approved it for implementation.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW3090

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

With regard to the deal between Cricket South Africa and the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which will give the SABC rights to broadcast live this year's T20 Cricket League matches, (a) how will the SABC broadcast games of the allegedly defunct T20 Global League, (b) does the SABC have the necessary equipment to broadcast the games and (c) what was the total cost of the deal?

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

a) The SABC will be broadcasting the T20, 32 matches on SABC 3 between 16 November 2018 and 16 December 2018 with day games starting at 13:00 and evening games starting at 19:00. The T20 is a limited over series thus SABC will provide its mandated content. SABC and Cricket South Africa will be issuing the broadcast and game schedule during the week of 5 November 2018.

b) The SABC is not responsible for the technical aspects of the T20, but will make its services available at a cost to any entity who chooses to hire SABC equipment. It must be noted that the SABC broadcasts in-bound cricket and football matches which share similar technical requirements.

c) The SABC had no cash outlay for the season. The SABC will provide Cricket South Africa with promotional support for the T20 using its reach, platforms and available inventory.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2997

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) With regard to each appointment of new (a) radio and (b) television anchors at the SA Broadcasting Corporation since 1 January 2018, (i) was each specified post advertised, (ii) did other candidates apply, (iii) who were the other candidates shortlisted and/or interviewed and (iv) who was on the selection panel;

Reply:

I have been advised by the Department as follows: 

1. (i and ii) The SABC appoints radio and television anchors on an independent contractor basis. Candidates are selected based on the skills required for each position. The Television channels, in certain instances, conduct auditions to select presenters. Formal recruitment processes are not followed in the appointment of independent contractors.

2. (a&b)Each anchor’s salary is different based on the skills and experience possessed by the anchor and the nature of the job between the individual and management.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2995

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What measures has the SA Broadcasting Corporation put in place to be responsive to the needs of the (a) deaf and (b) blind community?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has ensured reasonable accommodation of deaf and blind employees. For deaf employees the SABC arranges interpreters during meetings and employee communication sessions. Sign language training is also provided to employees.

For blind employees the SABC has installed special software on their personal computers that translates written information into audio.

To cater for this target audience, SABC broadcasts a tailor-made programme aimed at the deaf community in the form of “Deaf TV”. This is a weekly show that broadcast on Saturdays. This programme is currently on repeat, due to the production company not wanting to continue with any further seasons. A new RFP for another programme to broadcast on SABC 2 has been released and will be for the deaf and blind communities. Daily Thetha, on SABC 1 also has sign language.

SABC News also accommodates viewers with hearing impairments by providing on-screen sign language interpretation on a number of News Bulletins in Prime Time.

The wall- to-wall subtitling is covered on the following local content genres on all channels:

  • Children’s
  • Local Dramas, Sitcoms and Soaps - All the local prime time soaps have wall to wall subtitling
  • Most Local Documentaries
  • Most Educational programming
  • A selection of Entertainment and Religious programming (including daily devotions)

 Programmes that incorporate studio audiences and contestants with disabilities:

  • Authentiek (where the co-presenter is the paraplegic South African singer Mathys Roets)
  • YoTV
  • Noot vir Noot
  • Musiek Roulette
  • Motswako
  • Hectic Nine-9
  • It’s Gospel Time
  • Gospel Classics
  • Daily Thetha
  • Dtv

In the SABC’s Strategic Content Plans, the Corporation strives to pay very specific attention to the issues raised by the disabled communities, possible solutions and how we can best embrace these in creating programming that will empower this marginalized sector of our population.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2994

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) is the total amount that the SA Broadcasting Corporation has spent on broadcasting events of national importance and (b) are the details of all (i) events and (ii) cost of each event (aa) for the past four financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The response is attached as annexure A.

 

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

 

03 December 2018 - NW2993

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether reports that a certain person (names and details furnished) allegedly falsified his thesis have been investigated by her department; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

The SABC has not conducted an investigation into the allegations. We are aware that the person in question has indeed instituted an investigation and thus did not see the need to do the same. We await the outcome of the investigation.

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Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2854

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)With regard to the appointment of certain persons (names and details furnished), (a) on what date was each post advertised, (b) what is the name of each candidate who applied, (c) What is the name of each candidate who was (i) shortlisted and/or (ii) interviewed and (d) What is the name of each member of the (i) selection and (ii) interviewing panel; (2) What was the annual salary package that was (a) offered by the SA Broadcasting Corporation and (b) the final salary offer that each manager accepted? NW3159E

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

(1) (a) GCEO – Advertised 14 May 2017 (no successful candidate) and again on 21 January 2018.

COO – Advertised 14 May 2017.

CFO – Advertised 14 January 2018.

(b) The names of each candidate that applied cannot be divulged as individuals apply in confidence for positions.

(c) (i) & (ii) Several candidates were shortlisted for each of the positions. Names can, however, not be divulged as this is confidential information.

(d)The selection panel for each of the positions consisted of SABC Board members under the guidance of the Chairperson of the Board as well as a representative of the recruitment agency.

2. (a) & (b) The annual remuneration packages for each of the current Executive Directors of the SABC are as follows:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer - R 5,133,378
  • Chief Operations Officer – R 4,035,732
  • Chief Financial Officer – R 3,000,000

These packages are significantly lower than those of the previous Executive Directors and amount to 1.1% of the current salary bill.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2705

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) number of deadlines has her department missed in respect of the migration to digital broadcasting and (b) is the current deadline for migration?

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows: 

a) Gazette No 3600 of 14 December 2012, Digital Migration Regulations, Paragraph 3 (1) states that “the date for the commencement of dual illumination period as well as the date for the final switch-off of the analogue signal will be published by the Minister in the Gazette”. The Minister is yet to set the deadline based on the revised delivery model and plan.

b) The Department has revised the delivery model which has since been approved by Cabinet. Although Cabinet has approved July 2020 as the date for analogue switch off, the Minister will monitor progress and after consultation with the Cabinet, gazette the date based on the progress made.

In line with the digital migration regulations, Minister will announce final switch off of the analogue signal in the Gazette.

 

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

03 December 2018 - NW2446

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

I have been advised by the department as follows:

Both the departments and entities reporting to the Minister have not invested on land.

Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, MP

Minister

Date:

05 November 2018 - NW2855

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

With regard to the statement made by a certain person (name and details furnished) on 1 October 2018 that the salaries of the recently appointed executive board members and executive management have been significantly reduced, (a) what were the salaries of the executive board members (i) before and (ii) after the reduction, (b) what was the salary of each executive management position (i) before and (ii) after the reduction?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) The packages of the previous Executive Directors were as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i) Group Chief Executive Officer - R7, 2 million if you take into consideration payment in lieu of the premature termination of the contract of employment.

ii) Chief Operations Officer – R15, 4 million (R 3, 9 million if you exclude the R11 million bonus pay out).

iii) Chief Financial Officer - R4, 1 million.

(a) (ii) The annual remuneration packages for each of the current Executive Directors of the SABC are as follows:

  • Group Chief Executive Officer - R 5,133,378
  • Chief Operations Officer – R 4,035,732
  • Chief Financial Officer – R 3,000,000

These packages are significantly lower than those of the previous Executive Directors and amount to 1.1% of the current salary bill.

(1) (b) (i) & (ii) The overall annual remuneration and benefits of the current SABC’s 10 Group Executive amounts to R24, 7 million. On average a Group Executive’s remuneration package is R2, 474,636.00 per annum. Previous Group Executive’s remuneration is contained in the SABC’s FY2017/18 Annual Report.

05 November 2018 - NW2990

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether, since October 2017, any (a) disciplinary and/or (b) criminal action has been taken by the SA Broadcasting Corporation against any of its employees; if not, why not; if so, (i) against which staff members, (ii) what was the charge in each case and (iii) what was the outcome of each relevant case?

Reply:

A) Disciplinary Action Taken

From October 2017 to 30 September 2018 the SABC has instituted 65 Disciplinary cases against employees at all levels within the corporation. The charges in these Disciplinary cases ranged from dishonesty, negligence, contravention of rules and policies, gross negligence, non-compliance, dereliction of duties, etc. 8 Permanent and 27 Non-permanent employees have been dismissed after having been found guilty of the charges laid against them. Other outcomes consisted of verbal warning, written warnings and final written warnings.

B) Criminal Action Taken

Certain cases are currently under investigation by the SIU. The SABC is dependent on the guidance and advice of the SIU in these cases for example former CFO and former COO.

Criminal charges were laid against:

  • A case of fraud has been laid against an ex-employee as per SIU
  • 52 ex-employees dismissed for Medical aid fraud. The charges were laid by SABC Medscheme.
  • These criminal cases are still ongoing.

05 November 2018 - NW2991

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether the SA Broadcasting Corporation intends to recoup the R11 million bonus awarded to a certain person (name furnished) for securing a deal with a certain company (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The prospect of recovering the bonus is dependent on the advice which will be provided by the SIU. This case is currently still under investigation.

05 November 2018 - NW2992

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) What (a) is the amount of the pension due to a certain person (name and details furnished), that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has not paid out and (b) conditions has the SABC placed on the specified person for the pension to be paid out; (2) Whether the specified person has instituted legal action against the SABC; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. a) The pension fund amount is unknown to the SABC because of Pension Fund

Governance prescripts.

a) The SABC has interdicted the SABC Pension Fund as well as the individual’s bank account.

2. To date no legal action has been instituted against the SABC by this individual with regards to this matter.

05 November 2018 - NW2996

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether the SA Broadcasting Corporation established and maintained libraries and archives to be made available to the public with or without charge in line with section 8(j) of the Broadcasting Act, Act 4 of 1999, as amended; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

SABC has an extensive sound and audio visual archive of material which is available to the public and is in the process of being digitized so as to ensure its continued existence and accessibility.

Members of the public can buy material that the SABC owns rights to from the SABC local sales department. Additionally that content is also available to film/programme makers and other broadcasters to license for re-transmission.

05 November 2018 - NW2998

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether, since 1 October 2017, any SA Broadcasting Corporation (a) staff, (b) executive and (c) non-executive directors went on any international trips; if so, what was the (i) purpose, (ii) destination, (iii) total cost and (iv) detailed breakdown of the total cost of each international trip?

Reply:

a) The Group Executive: News, Ms Phathiswa Magopeni

b) None

c) None

i) Ms Magopeni travelled to meet with the ZNBC ahead of the Zimbabwean general

elections, which took place in July 2018.

ii) Zimbabwe

iii) The value of the trip was R10,659.52, (including accommodation R4,944.89, flight R5,444.63, travel insurance R270.00).

05 November 2018 - NW2511

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) is the nature of complaint GAU2882/18 lodged with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and (b) steps has her department taken to (i) address the specified complaint and (ii) provide feedback to the complainant?

Reply:

(a) ICASA received a complaint from Mr. Kobus van Zyl (the complainant) on 06 August 2018 wherein he mentioned that he has a fault complaint against Telkom. He indicated that his Telkom line had fault and was reported to MWEB on the 26 July 2018 and ref number MWB8173751 was allocated to his complaint. The relief sought by the complainant was to have a stable ADSL connection and that there must be no noise on the ADSL line.

(b) The complaint was acknowledged and escalated to Telkom for a response on 07 August 2018 in line with the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations of April 2016 (Regulations No.39898 of 2016). The complaint was allocated ref number GAU2882/18. Telkom was reminded of the pending matter on several occasions.

i) ICASA received a response from Telkom on the 11 September 2018 which was provided to the complainant on 12 September 2018. Telkom’s response confirmed the following:

  • that the fault was cleared and the line is repaired;
  • that the complainant confirmed that the line has been repaired;
  • that the credit amount of R175.72 has been arranged; and
  • that the complainant was advised of the outcome of his complaint.                                                                                                                       ii)  ICASA received a response from the complainant on 12 September 2018, acknowledging the resolution of his complaint.
  • ICASA is in the process of investigating Telkom’s non-compliance to the requirements of section 12 of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations.
  • Mr Van Zyl will be appraised of the outcome of ICASA’s investigation and possible way-forward.

05 October 2018 - NW2326

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) her department and (ii) the entities reporting to her, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

1

Abscondment

Abscondment

24 April 2018

The employment contract was terminated and the employee lodged a dispute. This matter is currently pending.

  1. I). what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years

ii) what reason was each employee dismissed

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

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

2018/2017- 0

2017/2016- 0

2016/2015- 1

2015/2014- 0

2014/2013- 0

Abscondment

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

(i) Reported

(ii) Resolved

1

Dismissal for misconduct

Alleged unfair dismissal

25 Aug 2017

Currently ongoing

  1. Not applicable to Brand South Africa

FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS (FPB)

1.

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

4

Alleged Unfair Dismissal

Employee One:

The former employee alleges that he was procedurally and unfairly dismissed following having been found guilty at an internal hearing on a charge of theft of FPB material,

unauthorised access to a restricted area and dishonesty.

04 October 2014 (CCMA referral)

No

 

Alleged Unfair Dismissal

Employee Two:

As per nature of dispute described for employee One above.

26 October 2014 (CCMA referral)

No

 

Alleged Unfair Dismissal

Employee Three:

The former employee alleges that he was procedurally and substantively unfairly dismissed following the expiry of his contract as a Trainee Operations Manager – notwithstanding an offer of employment for his previous position still being in place.

05 August 2015 (CCMA referral)

No

 

Unfair Labour Practice

Employee Four:

The employee alleges reasonable expectation for permanent employment which the employer contests

14 November 2017

No

2.

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

ii) what reason was each employee dismissed

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

ii) What was the monetary value of each severance package?

2018/2017- 0

2017/2016- 0

2016/2015- 0

2015/2014- 2

2014/2013- 0

Theft of FPB material, unauthorised access to a restricted area and dishonesty.

Note: There was one other dismissal that occurred in 2014/15. However, this matter was referred to the CCMA and the staff member was reinstated in accordance with the arbitration award. This matter has not been formally reported in response to this question as the dismissal was overturned. Should further information on this case be required the FPB is very willing to provide such.

None

Not applicable.

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (GCIS)

1.

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute?

c. What is the nature of each dispute?

d. What date was each dispute?

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

3

Resignation at GCIS and re-assumption of duty at the other department

Delay in payment of pension benefits

5 April 2018

GEPF paid the employee on 21 June 2018

 

Alleged exclusion from shortlisting process

Unfair Recruitment and Selection Process

10 May 2018

Application withdrawn on 18 June 2018.

 

Alleged exclusion from shortlisting process

Unfair Recruitment and Selection Process

30 June 2018

Remains unresolved. This is the re-instatement of the matter as withdrawn on 18 June 2018 above.

2.

  1. i). what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years?

ii) What reason was each employee dismissed?

b. i) What number of the specified employees were paid severance packages?

ii) What was the monetary value of each severance package?

2018/2017- 2

- Irregular appointment

- Voluntary abscondment

0

0

2017/2016- 1

Absenteeism

0

0

2016/2015- 0

Not Applicable

0

0

2015/2014- 1

Fraudulent misrepresentation, use of departmental resources for private use, insolence and insubordination.

0

0

2014/2013 -1

Failure to carry out instructions, Poor Performance, Absenteeism and Insolvent behaviour.

0

0

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (ICASA)

1.

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

31

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to Remuneration

The Employee took the matter to CCMA for unfair labour practice related to her pay.

7 June 2018

Matter dismissed by CCMA

 

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to internal recruitment Processes

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to internal recruitment.

7 June 2018

Matter Dismissed by CCMA.

 

3x Matters relating to unfair Dismissal.

3x Matters related to challenging fairness of the dismissal.

1x 8 August 2018

2x pending finalisation at the CCMA.

Waiting for arbitration date from CCMA.

 

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to disciplinary action

1x Unfair Labour practice challenging the fairness of the Final written warning issued for Insubordination

31 July 2018

Dismissed by the CCMA

 

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to Unfair Suspension

1x Unfair Labour practice relating to Unfair Suspension challenging fairness of the suspension that was a result of gross insubordination

Conciliation finalised awaiting date for Arbitration

Awaiting for Arbitration date from CCMA

 

2x Disciplinary matters relating to Misconduct

2x Disciplinary matters relating to Misconduct pertaining to gross insubordination and gross negligence

1x Finalised on the 14th August 2018 awaiting sanction from the presiding officer.

1x ongoing currently

Ongoing currently

 

20x Grievances related to Performance Scores.

20x Grievances related to Performance Scores wherein employees concerned were not satisfied with the final performance review scores.

15 October 2018

Resolved

 

1x Matter currently at the High Court related to Unfair Dismissal

1x Matter currently at the High Court related to Unfair Dismissal, wherein the employee was reinstated by CCMA and he is still challenging the fairness of the dismissal

Scheduled for May 2019

Scheduled for May 2019

 

1x Matter currently at the labour Court related to Unfair Dismissal

1x Matters currently at the labour Court related to Unfair Dismissal wherein the employee’s permanent employment was not confirmed post probation period due to poor performance

Parties are currently negotiating settlement

Parties are currently negotiating settlement

2.

  1. I). what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years

ii) what reason was each employee dismissed

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

ii) What was the monetary value of each severance package?

2018/2017- 3

2018/2017

  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for misconduct related to gross negligence and failing to obey a reasonable instruction.
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for misconduct related to gross insubordination.
  1. Relates to any employee who was dismissed for gross negligence related to a loss of an ICASA vehicle.

None

None

2017/2016 - 3

2017/16

  1. Relates to 2 employees who was dismissed for cases related to theft of ICASA Assets.
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Negligence.

None

None

2016/2015- 1

2016/2015

Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Insubordination.

None

None

2015/2014- 5

2015/2014

  1. Relates to 2 employees who were dismissed for gross negligence related to SCM Processes
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Insubordination
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Misconduct and Poor Work Performance
  1. Related to an employee who was charged for AWOL.

None

None

2014/2013- 4

2014/2013

  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for gross insubordination
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Negligence.
  1. Relates to an employee who was charged failing to follow a reasonable instruction and Gross Insubordination.
  1. Relates to an employee who was dismissed for Gross Insubordination.

None

None

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY (MDDA)

1.

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

2.

  1. I).what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years

ii) what reason was each employee dismissed

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

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

2017/18 - 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

2017/16 - 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

2016/15 - 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

2015/14 - 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

2014/13 – 0

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

1.

a. Total number of labour disputes

b. What is the cause of each dispute

c. what is the nature of each dispute

d. what date was each dispute

i) Reported

ii) Resolved

3

  • Wage Negotiations
  • Medical Aid Fraud
  • Dismissal of Audience Services Division (ASD) Employees

CCMA Dispute

CCMA/Labour Court/Criminal Charges

Arbitration

July 2018

April 2016

June 2018

These cases are all on going

2.

  1. i). what number of employees have been dismissed by her department in the past five years

ii) what reason was each employee dismissed

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

ii) what was the total monetary value of severance package?

2018/2017- 14

Absconded – 5

Dishonesty – 1

Insubordination – 3

Misconduct – 5

No severance packages paid

Not Applicable

2017/2016- 118

Absconded – 2

Absenteeism – 2

Bribery/Corruption – 1

Dishonesty – 101

Incompatibility – 1

Insubordination – 7

Misconduct – 4

17

R60 500.00

2016/2015- 9

Dishonesty – 2

Incapacity – 1

Insubordination – 1

Misconduct – 5

2

R768 175.82

2015/2014- 9

Absconded – 1

Absenteeism – 1

Dishonesty – 2

Incapacity – 1

Insubordination – 1

Misconduct – 3

2

R318 979.04

2014/2013- 8

Absenteeism – 2

Dishonesty – 1

Incapacity – 1

Misconduct – 3

Rules non-compliance – 1

2

R9 614.73

______________________

Dr Mashilo Boloka (PH.D)

Department of Communications – Director-General (Acting)

Date:

Approved/ Not approved

_____________________

Ms. N.P Mokonyane, MP

Minister of Communications

Date:

05 July 2018 - NW2096

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) number of official photographs of members of the Executive did the Government Communication and Information System print (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) amount did the Government spend on the (i) printing, (ii) framing, (iii) transportation and (iv) installation of the specified photographs?

Reply:

(i) In the in the 2013/2014 financial year the GCIS printed 702 photographs of members of the Executive were printed, in 2014/2015: 2978 were printed, 2015/2016: 900 were printed, 2016/2017 220 were printed and: 2017/2018

financial year 1719 photographs were printed.

(ii) In current financial year, 1 719 photographs of members of the executive have been printed.

a) (i) In the in the 2013/2014 financial year the GCIS spent R 28 080, 00 on the printing

of photographs of members of the Executive, in 2014/2015: R134 010,00 was spent, 2015/2016: R 45 000,00, 2016/2017: R13 200,00 and 2017/2018 financial year R103 400,00 was spent. In the current financial year, the GCIS has spent R35 797, 00 on the printing of photographs of members of the executive.

(ii) In the past five financial years GCIS has spent no money on the framing of members of the Executive, these costs are incurred by the departments to whom the photographs are supplied. In the current financial year the GCIS has spent R 5 402, 00 for the framing of photographs displayed in its own offices.

(iii) No costs for transportation of photographs have been incurred as clients have been required to collect photographs.

(iv) No cost for the installation of official photographs have been incurred as clients

are required to do the installations themselves. Those installed at GCIS offices were done by GCIS officials.

05 July 2018 - NW1905

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) Whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1). All members of the Senior Management Service (SMS) in the Department of Communications have declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations.

2). Not Applicable

3) No employee is currently suspended on full salary in the department.

4) Not Applicable

05 July 2018 - NW1643

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

With the exception of the SABC, the department and entities in its portfolio have not reported cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities which relates to Act, Act 12 of 2004.

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

a) 30 cases in total have been reported

i) 30 to SA Police Services

ii) (aa) 0 to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation

(bb) Not Applicable

b) i) All were investigated by SA Police Services

ii) All outstanding cases are continuously followed up by the SABC’s internal audit division.

iii) Of the 13 cases closed, only 2 have resulted in convictions.

05 July 2018 - NW1712

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Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

1. With an exception of the SABC, the department and entities in its portfolio do not own land or lease out land.

2. Not applicable

SABC

1. SABC owns land in Limpopo Polokwane a plot in Tweefontein

(i) Where is each plot of land located,

Tweefontein Farm, Polokwane Limpopo

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot/land

ERF 60/915, Tweefontein 89,516m²

(iii What is each plot currently being used for?

The farm is currently being occupied by the SAPS mounted division and have built horse stables on it but it is not charged for.

2.SABC owns land in KwaZulu Natal, Durban 3 pieces of land in Kingsmead

(i) Where is each plot of land located,

Kingsmead, Durban, KwaZulu Natal

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot/land

ERF 2/11399, Durban 1,770m²

ERF 3/11399, Durban 3,740m²

ERF 4/11399, Durban 3,434m²

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for?

A portion of the Land is used for parking by staff and the other portion is vacant.

3. SABC owns land in Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

(i) Where is each plot of land located,

Emnotweni Riverside Park, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot/land

ERF 33, Riverside Park EXT 4, 9,844m²

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for?

The land is vacant

(2) (a) Not Applicable, there is no land that is being utilized for private use neither leased out to anyone. The land which is occupied by SAPS mounted division and utilized by staff for parking, it not generating any revenue.

(b) (i) Not Applicable

(ii) (aa) Not Applicable

(bb) Not Applicable

05 July 2018 - NW99

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) With reference to the reply to question 1962 on 16 October 2017 and the annual report of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which does not provide the detailed information requested, what was the total amount of sports rights that (a) were acquired by the SABC in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) are being negotiated for the 2017-18 financial year; (2) (a) what was the (i) budget initially allocated and (ii) amount actually spent for each of the sports rights acquired and (b)(i) who negotiated each sports right acquired and (ii) were the negotiators awarded any bonuses; (3) (a) how many of these sports rights were actually broadcast and (b) on what date?

Reply:

1. (a) Total amount required by the SABC on Sports rights:

(i) 2014-15 - R365 866 365

(ii) 2015-16 - R403 194 404

(iii) 2016-17 - R441 656 172

(b) 2017-18 – R167 238 860

2(a)(i) Budget initially allocated:

    • 2014-15 = R253 294 181;
    • 2015-16 = R391 298 788;
    • 2016-17 = R252 605 108; and
    • 2017-18 = R167, 238,860

(ii) Amounts are the same as in paragraph 1(a) above.

(b) (i) Who negotiated the contracts:

Keleto Totlhanyo; Ruby Kardier; Sizwe Nzimande; Hlaudi Motsoeneng; Diane Riemer; Bessie Tugwana; JC Visagie; Lulama Mokhobo; Ben Ngubane; Rubendra Naidoo; Oupa Mahlangu; Sully Motsweni; Melinda Lombard; and James Aguma.

(ii) No bonuses were paid to negotiators.

3(a) How many rights were actually broadcast

    • 2014-15: From a total of 77 sports rights, 76 were broadcast;
    • 2015-16: From a total of 94 sports rights, 84 were broadcast;
    • 2016-17: From a total of 85 sports rights, 80 were broadcast;
    • 2017-18: From a total of 51 sports rights, 50 were broadcast.

(b) These sports events were broadcast by the SABC throughout each of the financial years 2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17; and 2017-18, depending on the season of each event and specific event schedule. For example, PSL Matches, Nedbank NFD Matches, MTN8, Telkom Knockout were broadcast during the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015; the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup – England was broadcast during the period from 18 September to 31 October 2015 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup – New Zealand was broadcast during the period 30 May – 20 June 2015.

05 July 2018 - NW1103

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Communications

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

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

a) (i) The Department of Communication is not contracted to consulting firms/ companies.

(ii) Yes, the details are as follows:

BRAND SA

Number of consulting firms/companies currently contracted = 20

b) (i) Name of the company

b) (ii) Service provided

(iii) (aa) Start Date

(iii) (bb) Time Period

(iii) (cc)

Contract Value

(iii) (dd) Name of official :signed off and Position

1. Sanlam

Employee Benefit (Pension Fund)

19-Feb-14

6 years

R2 134.00 (Monthly Administration Fees) and R 5 091.00 (Consulting Fees)

Mr Miller Matola CEO

2. Emergence Human Capital Solutions (Pty) Ltd

To develop employees competency profiling and training plans.

26-Oct-15

3 years

R487 000.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela

CEO

3. AccTech Systems (Pty) Ltd

Consulting services for Pastel System

21- Nov 16

2 years

R855.00 Per Hour Per Consultant

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

4. iThemba Governance and Statutory Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Performance appraisal for the Board of Trustees

15-Nov-16

2 years

R227 460.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

5. Global Continuity (Pty) Ltd

Work Area & IT Recovery (DR)

1-Apr-16

3 years

R465 804.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

6. Careways Wellness (Pty) Ltd

Employees Wellness and Health Programme

1-May-17

3 years

R132 357.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

7. VOX Telecom

Wi-Fi service

9-Sep-13

5 years

R 851 681.36

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

8. Deloitte Consulting

Anti-fraud hotline

1-Aug-15

3 years

R 74,246.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

9. Ipsos (Pty) Ltd

International Investor Perceptions Research Study

1-Dec-15

5 years

R 13 827 470.40

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

10. Techno Brain (Pty) Ltd

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

1-Apr-16

3 years

R14 048 161.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

11. Brand Fusion (Pty) Ltd

Panel of Brand Agencies providing marketing services

1-Jun-16

3 years

R5 092.00 p/h

(Hourly rate 2016, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

12. Ebony and Ivory Advertising, Marketing & Promotions (Pty) Ltd

Panel of Brand Agencies providing marketing services

1-Jun-16

3 years

R5 364.00 p/h

(Hourly rate 2016, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

13. FCB Africa (Pty) Ltd

Panel of Brand Agencies providing marketing services

1-Jun-16

3 years

R5 871.00 p/h

(Hourly rate 2016, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

14. The Odd Number Advertising and Marketing CC

Panel of Brand Agencies providing marketing services

1-Jun-16

3 years

R6 464.00 p/h

(Hourly rate 2016, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

15. Litha-Lethu Management Solutions

Skills audit

24-Oct-16

2 years

R 840 000.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

16. Lateral Unison Insurance Brokers

Short term insurance

16-Nov-16

5 years

R 603 401.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

17. Basemedia (Pty) Ltd

Media monitoring and/or analysis

1-May-17

5 years

R 8 211 840.35

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

18. African Response (Pty) Ltd and Markdata (Pty) Ltd (JV)

Domestic perceptions requirements study

4-May-17

5 years

R 13 626 715.00

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

19. Grant Thornton PS Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Internal audit

16-Aug-17

3 years

R 518.99

(Hourly rate 2017, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

20. FTI South Africa Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Reputation management

30-Aug-17

3 years

R 2 400.00 p/h

(Hourly rate 2017, with CPI year on year)

Dr. Kingsley Makhubela - CEO

FILM AND PUBLICATIONS BOARD (FPB)

The FPB has signed contracts with the following eight (8) service providers:

b.(i) Name of company

ii)Services provided

iii) aa). Start date

bb). Time period

cc). Contract value

dd). Name of official: signed off

Position

Tharolla Software

Enhancements to the FPB ERMS System

14-Feb-17

24 months

R450 560,00

Mr. Regardt Gouws

Acting CEO

Kwen N Tee

General repairs and maintenance

18-May-17

12 months

R116 445,00

Mr. Mmbere Dzebu

Acting CEO

XL Nexus

Travel management services

21-Feb-18

36 months

R199 101,00

Mr. Sandile Nene

Acting CEO

Tourvest Travel Services

Travel management services

02-Mar-18

36 months

R448 561,50

Mr. Sandile Nene

Acting CEO

Emazweni Design and Projects

Graphic design services

01-Nov-17

24 months

R362 160,00

Ms. Lillian Phahla

Acting CEO

ARMS

Internal audit services (Co-sourced model)

29-Sep-15

36 months

 R455 606

Mr. Themba Wakashe

CEO

Professor K Govender

Legal services

01-Feb-16

36 months

 The fee is determined according to the nature of the assignment. No assignments have been undertaken to date.

Mr. Themba Wakashe

CEO

Pygma Consulting

Scribe for classification guidelines project

28-Nov-18

12 months

R432 000,00

Ms. Lillian Phahla

Acting CEO

 

MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY AGENCY (MDDA)

Two (2) consulting firms are currently contracted by the MDDA.

b.(i) Name of company

ii)Services provided

iii) aa). Start date

bb). Time period

cc). Contract value

dd). Name of official: signed off

Position

Bowman Gilfillan

Forensic Investigations

07-Feb-18

21 days

R25 678.50

Mr. William Baloyi

Acting CEO

Mahobolo Group

Company Secretary and Legal services

12-Mar-18

3 months

R389 500.00

Mr. William Baloyi

Acting CEO

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)

SABC pays for all the costs that are related to running the foundation. Once off adjustment is processed to transfer costs out of SABC to the foundation as it is separately accounted for.

b.(i) Name of company

ii)Services provided

iii) aa). Start date

bb). Time period

cc). Contract value

dd). Name of official: signed off

Position

Auditor General

Annual Audit

1 April 2017

-31 March 2018

R26million

Audit Committee

Chief Financial Officer

Special Investigating Unit

Forensic Services

September 2017

To date

R7 million.

Appointed by President

Reporting to Board.

             

SABC Foundation (Note 1)

Full bursary scheme and other CSI related activities on behalf of SABC.

1 April

2017

31 March 2018

R17 million

CEO

CEO

Imagine Communications

Software Licences

1 January 2017

31 December 2019

R1,56million

GE Commercial Enterprises

GE Commercial Enterprises

Various Legal Firms-Legal Panel

Legal Services

1 January 2015

31 December 2017

R25 million

Head of Legal Services

Head of Legal Services

ICAS Employee and Organisation

Employee Wellness services

1 May

8 June 2018

R6 million

Group Executive HR

Group Executive HR

Various Real Estate Suppliers

Real Estate Services

Various Dates

Various Dates

R3 million

Head of Logistical Services.

Head of Logistical Services.

Various Suppliers

Management of Canteen Services

Various Dates

Various Dates

R 3 million

Head of Logistical Services.

Head of Logistical Services.

             

INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY

ICASA is contracted to 61 consulting firms/companies:

Supplier

Description of Contract

Division

Approved By

Bid amount (incl. VAT)

Contract duration

Effective Date

ABSA Vehicle Management

ABSA Vehicle Management to assist ICASA with fleet management and vehicle tracking service

FACILITIES

CEO

R7 500 000.00

36 months

1/Jun/16

Acctech

Install, implement and integration of computer software

IT

CEO

R 3 436 959.16

48 months

29/Aug/14

Analytical Risk Management Proprietary Limited

(2 RM)

Security Services Head office

FACILITIES

CEO

R 5 192 197.76

36 months

1/Nov/15

BousaamTrust

Provision of office accommodation for Mpumalanga Region

FACILITIES

CEO

R 2 045 602.20

60 months

1/Mar/16

Business Performance Solution (Pty) Ltd

BPS software license

FINANCE

CEO

R 177 076.20

Annually

15/Feb/10

Bytes Document Solutions

Xerox printers

FACILITIES

CEO

R1 076 504.04

36 months

3/May/16

Bytes managed solutions

Cabling solutions

IT

Executive

R132 398.46

36 months

18/Nov/15

Careways Wellness

Employee wellness

HUMAN RESOURCES

CEO

R317 593.65

36 months

1/May/16

ESRI South Africa

GIS analysis software for wireless network

ENGINEERING AND

TECHNOLOGY

CEO

R1 864 219.20

36 months

1/Mar/16

Factaprops 185 (Pty) Ltd

lease agreement( Bloemfontein)

FACILITIES

CEO

R5 698 111.90

5 years

1/Nov/15

First Technology National

Minecast Unified Email Solution

IT

CEO

R1 620 359.52

5 Years

1/Feb/15

FlowCentrics LTD

Support on JDE

FINANCE

Executive

R 554 807.51

3 Month Notice

2/Apr/15

GEW Technologies

ASMS

LICENSING

CEO

R19 566 903.00

36 months

16/Mar/16

Global Continuity

Disaster recovery & BCP

IT

CEO

R 4 733 280.00

60 months

1/Apr/14

Intervate Solutions (Pty) Ltd

KOFAX/EDRMS LICENCES

FACILITIES

Executive

R 277 579.90

36 months

1/Jun/16

Lyngose

Postal Monitoring equipment

COMPLIANCE

CEO

R994 452.00

60 months

30/Oct/14

Milestones Izigaba (Pty) Ltd

Cleaning services Mpumalanga Office

FACILITIES

Executive

R 232 926.64

36 months

1/Mar/16

nVision

Provision of CRM support services

IT

Executive

R 492 480.00

24 months

1/Aug/16

Redefine properties

Lease agreement

FACILITIES

CEO

R 5 523 547.80

60 months

1/Oct/14

Reotic

PE office accomodation

FACILITIES

CEO

R 4 928 682.37

60 months

1/Dec/16

3G

Biddulphs

Sky net

Transportation of Cargo anf Furniture Relocation

FACILITIES

CEO

R 4 900 000.00

26 months

1/Nov/17

Sky net

Provision of courier services

FACILITIES

CEO

R 250 000.00

21 months

11/Dec/17

Courier IT

Provision of courier services

FACILITIES

CEO

R 100 000.00

21 months

11/Dec/17

The Document Warehouse

Offsite storage for physical records of ICASA.

FACILITIES

CEO

R 303 552.13

24 months

1/Nov/12

Tower Watson

Job evaluation system and subscription

HUMAN RESOURCES

Executive

R 11 000.00

36 months

1/Jul/15

VIP Softline

VIP Software Licence

IT

CEO

R 679 826.36

Renewed annually

27/Oct/09

Vodacom

ECNS (APN)

ENGINEERING AND

TECHNOLOGY

CEO

-

3 Month notice

12/Jun/12

Vodacom

S Gateway services for CRM.

IT

CEO

R 39 804.32

3 Month notice

28/Feb/14

Vox Telecom (Pty) Ltd

20 Mbps Data Link with Internet Access to ICASA

IT

CEO

R 987 999.24

36 months

21/Sep/15

Super Clean (Shanela cleaning services)

Cleaning services - Durban regional office

FACILITIES

Executive

R 342 519.84

36 months

1/Oct/16

Mzansi Fire

Security system -Durban Regional office

FACILITIES

Executive

R 403 605.61

60 months

27/Jul/16

Atlas Security

PE security system

FACILITIES

Executive

R 331 594.08

36 months

16/Oct/17

Sage VIP

Licence & Content update

IT

CEO

N/A

   

Vox Telecom (Pty) Ltd

MPLS

IT

CEO

R 7 325 166.90

60 months

1/Apr/17

MIE/KROLL

Verification of qualifications

HUMAN RESOURCES

CEO

pay as you use

Licence

19/Nov/07

EOH Mthombo

JDE support

FINANCE

CEO

R1 543 409.28

36 months

1/Apr/17

DKZEE

PE Cleaning services

FACILITIES

CEO

R360 039.54

36 months

1/Jul/17

datacentrics

SIEM

IT

CEO

R 2 092 464.55

24 Months

1/Jul/17

Mazars Aetha Africa analysis Consortium

Call termination

PRA

CEO

R 6 034 291.00

12 months

1/Jul/17

Delta Property Fund

Lease-Durban regional office

FACILITIES

CEO

R 4 465 583.95

60 months

1/Jun/16

Pureau Water co.

Water coolers

FACILITIES

Executive

R 324 470.45

24 months

1/Aug/17

Defensor

Alarm monitoring - Bloemfontein

FACILITIES

Executive

R9 932.00

24 months

1/Jul/17

Microsoft

Enterprise agreement

IT

CEO

R10 246 493.26

36 months

30/Jun/17

Red Alert

Cleaning services Bloemfontein

FACILITIES

CEO

R 292 288.52

36 months

1/Oct/17

TWSSA

Generator maintenance

FACILITIES

Executive

R 44 891.19

24 Months

2017/12/01

Kusile Hygiene Service

Cleaning Services CPT

FACILITIES

Executive

R 250 531.15

36 months

1/Nov/17

Whistle Blowers

Fraud Hotline

LEGAL, RISK & CCC

Executive

R129 378.60

36 months

13/Nov/17

Rentokil

Plant services

FACILITIES

Executive

R 28 974.24

36 months

2018/01/15

Travel with Flair

Travel Management

FINANCE

CEO

R402 938.68

36 months

2018/01/01

Cut to Black Media

Content design

CONSUMER AFFAIRS

CEO

R 931 400.00

12 months

15/Jan/18

Valozone 104

Limpopo office accomodation

FACILITIES

CEO

R 4 551 208.99

5 years

1/Mar/18

Radio Telecommunication

IMT

ENGINEERING AND

TECHNOLOGY

CEO

R 3 418 197.00

6 months

1/May/18

Meropa Communications

Eduaction Campaign

REGIONS

CEO

R8 670 817.98

12 months

14/Mar/18

MMM Advisory

IT Network Security Review

INTERNAL AUDIT

Executive

R 253 886.19

   

Sankofa Insurance Brokers

Insurance

FINANCE

CEO

R 851 442.00

36 months

2018/04/01

Staza Cleaning Services

   

CEO

     

ADT Security

Armed response

FACILITIES

Executive

R36 852.01

12 months

2017/12/16

Quintax

Limpopo office cleaning

FACILITIES

Executive

R 336 846.85

36 months

2018/03/01

Coral -Test

Autonomous Solution - test and benchmark QoS performance

ENGINEERING AND

TECHNOLOGY

CEO

R 2 200 000.00

24 Months

 

ATIO

Spectrum maintenance

LICENSING

Executive

R 497 000.00

6 months

2018/03/01

SITA

SITA services

IT

CEO

R1 984 752.09

60 months

2018/04/01

02 July 2018 - NW1272

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether her department has determined the extent of the recent leaking of information of Facebook users in South Africa to Cambridge Analytica; if not, will (a) her department and/or (b) the Government be investigating the leak; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether (a) her department and/or (b) the Government will take any action to address the issue; if so, (i) will the issue be treated as a cybercrime issue, (ii) will she ask the Portfolio Committee on Communications to investigate the issue, (iii) which other entities will be involved in the investigation and (iv) what will the punishment be to address the issue?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Ministers of Police and State Security who will be in a better position to investigate issues relating to cybercrimes.

02 July 2018 - NW1461

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) she, (b) senior management service members in her department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to her have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) Whether she will furnish Mr J Vos with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

The Department together with all the entities reporting to her has not conducted lifestyle audits.

1. (a) No

(b) Not Applicable

(c) (i) Not Applicable

(ii) Not Applicable

(iii) Not Applicable

(iv) Not Applicable

(2) Not applicable

18 May 2018 - NW696

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether Brand SA conducted any studies to determine the impact of state capture on the brand of the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Not Applicable

18 May 2018 - NW815

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether any meetings were held with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) prior to the announcement of the analogue signal switch-off date in June 2019; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) meetings, (b) discussions at each specified meeting, (c) date on which the switch-off date was communicated to her department by the ITU and (d) requirements to meet the specified deadline?

Reply:

No, there were never any meetings with the ITU on the June 2019 switch-off date. ITU resolutions are communicated through World Radio Conferences held every four years or through specific Circulars sent by the ITU.

The ITU mandated analogue transition date was June 2015, which has since passed. Beyond this date, the ITU no longer provides protection for analogue services in the affected spectrum bands. Beyond June 2015, it is up to the neighboring member states to negotiate mutual terms to avoid causing interference with each other. The ITU can merely be informed for the record on the progress made regarding analogue switch off in the affected member states.

South Africa has set June 2019 analogue switch off target, it is not an ITU directive.

a) Not Applicable

b) Not Applicable

c) Not Applicable

d) Not Applicable

____________________

Dr Boloka Mashilo

Department of Communications – Director-General (Acting)

Date:

Approved/ Not approved

_______________________________

Ms Nomvula Mokonyane

Minister

Date:

18 May 2018 - NW77

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether the Government Communication and Information System put out a tender for a procurement agency for community media; if so, (a)(i) on what date and (ii) where was it advertised, (b) what number of applications were received, (c) to whom was the specified tender awarded and (d) what was the total monetary value of the tender?

Reply:

a) (i)The tender to constitute a panel of advertising agencies to assist with the procurement of community media was advertised on 17 November 2017.

(ii) The tender was advertised on the GCIS website and on the Government Tender Bulletin.

b) There was a total of 8 bids received

c) The process of evaluation is still in progress.

d) There is no monetary value attached to the tender (the value/ budget will be dependent on the client’s expected demand.)

15 May 2018 - NW1116

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether the Government Communication and Information System has a spending policy for media-related activities such as advertising, communication, consultancy, business and advisory services; if not, on what basis does the GCIS decide expenditure on media-related activities; if so, will she provide Mrs E N Ntlangwini with a copy of the spending policy; (2) what amount has the national government, including all national government departments and state-owned entities, spent in media related activities in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 financial years; (3) what amount has national government, including all national government departments and state-owned entities, spent in major media houses in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

1. GCIS has a SCM Policy

GCIS has an approved supply chain management procurement policy that governs all procurement that is handled within the department. All procurement, be it advertising, communication, consultancy, business and advisory services are handled through this policy with is aligned with the Treasury Regulations on Supply Chain Management.

(2) GCIS does not keep records of the media related expenditures of national government department and SOE’s. GCIS can only provide records for its own expenditure and for those government departments and state owned entities that utilise the GCIS media buying service.

(3) GCIS does not have records of the amounts spent by national government and SOE’s expenditures. GCIS can only provide records for its own expenditure and for those government departments and state owned entities that utilise the GCIS media buying service.

15 May 2018 - NW1117

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Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Communications

What amount has the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) spent in media-related expenditure, consultancy, business and advisory services in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

The below tables provides requested information:

MEDIA RELATED EXPENDITURE

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

5,966,109.62

3,924,889.69

1,887,714.51

CONSULTANCY, BUSINESS AND ADVISORY SERVICES

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2,097,961.31

2,348,450.47

83,781.98

15 May 2018 - NW1118

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What amount did the national government, including all national departments and state-owned entities, spend in certain companies (names furnished) through the Government Communication and Information System in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) what was the purpose of each expenditure?

Reply:

a) GCIS does not have the data for those department which do not use its Media Buying service. Below we provide the breakdown of the media houses that were used through the GCIS Media Buying Services. see the link:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW1118Supplier_Report.pdf

 

23 April 2018 - NW698

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

What are the relevant details of the campaigns that BrandSA will run in the first two quarters of the 2018-19 financial year, (b) where will the campaigns be run, (c) what number of persons will be reached and (d) what is the estimated budget in each case?

Reply:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(i) Play Your Part programme: programme designed to promote active citizenship amongst South African’s

a) Partnership with Sunday Times Generation Next which includes a conference and a media programme

b) Play Your Part programme through activations, radio, online TV

  1. National (Conference to be hosted in Gauteng)
  1. 12 million
  1. R3 390 000

(ii) Constitutional awareness: designed to promote Constitutional awareness as part of Outcome 14 requirements.

a) National Marketing campaign developed and executed on various media platforms (TV, radio and digital platforms)

b) On the ground stakeholder engagements in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal)

  1. National
  1. 8 million
  1. R4 690 000

(iii) Promotion of the Nation Brand on domestic and international platforms: promotion of the country and its positive attributes.

a) Marketing campaign promoting the Nation Brand targeting traffic at Airports pre and during the BRICS Summit.

b) Marketing campaign promoting the Nation Brand at Airports Telecommunication Union (ITU) Conference

c) Media partnership support

  1. Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and National (Media)
  1. Estimated reach 15 million

(iii)R 2 500 000

(iv) Domestic and international Research Analysis: analysis on performance of the Nation Brand produced and communicated online and through various PR driven media platforms

a) SA Inc project consultation on investor experience and Perceptions with business from the EU region.

b) Research engagement with BRICS

c) Pan-African Nation Brand University Dialogue.

  1. Domestic and international
  1. Estimated

5 000 000

iv) R3 500 000

(v) Stakeholder Programmes in collaboration with business, govt & civil society

  • Nelson Mandela Centenary
  • Investment Promotion Roundtables
  • Road Safety Campaign
  • Campus Dialogues
  • Schools Outreach
  • Thought Leadership Engagements
  1. National

Estimated Reach 5 000 000

  1. R6 500 000

(vi) International Reputation Management Campaign to promote country reputation

  1. China, US, UK, Germany, Russia
  1. Not applicable
  1. R4 400 000

vii) International Stakeholder relations engagements and Global South Africans Programme (South Africans in the diaspora)

  1. China, US, UK, Germany, Ghana
  1. Not applicable
  1. R3 300 000

viii) International & Domestic Media: CNN, BBC, CNBC Africa, EURONEWS, Local Radio, TV, Print and Online to support projects

North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East,

South Africa

  1. Estimated reach 2 000 000 000
  1. R15 000 000

23 April 2018 - NW695

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether BrandSA conducted any studies to determine whether the persistent drought experienced in large parts of South Africa contributed in any way to a decline in the number of international tourists visiting the country; if so, what (a) are the details and (b) were the outcomes of the studies; (2) Whether BrandSA plays any role in managing the depiction of the water crisis (a) in the foreign media and/or (b) on their website; if so, (i) how many media statements relating to the drought has BrandSA released (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (ii) what are the details of any campaigns launched in this regard?

Reply:

1. Brand South Africa did not conduct any studies.

2. (a) Brand South Africa does not play a role in managing the depiction of the water crisis in (a) foreign media and/or (b) website

(i) Not applicable

(aa) Not Applicable

(bb) Not Applicable

(ii) Not Applicable. No campaigns launched.