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QUESTION NO: 251

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 02 OF 19 February 2010

Mr W P Doman (DA) to ask the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

(1) Whether, since his appointment, he appointed a ministerial task team to investigate (a) municipalities in the North West and/or (b) the Province itself; if not, on what grounds was intervention done in several municipalities; if so, (i) who served in the task team and (ii) what was the brief given to the task team;

(2) Whether he intends briefing the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the report; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW266E

Reply

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has since initiated a comprehensive assessment of state of local government in South Africa, The assessments were triggered by the resolve to ascertain the state of Local Government in 2009 and to establish what can be done to improve performance of Local Government going forward. The departmental officials working with provincial counterparts interacted with all 283 municipalities, including interviews and engagement with key stakeholders in municipalities such as business stakeholders, ward committees, traditional leaders, unions, and other organisations.

The members of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs attended the Launch of the "State of Local Government Report and Municipal Turn Around Strategy". Furthermore, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs officials have interacted and presented the Local Government Turn Around Strategy to the Portfolio Committee.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 251

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 6 August 2010

QUESTION PAPER NO: 18

DATE OF REPLY: 19 August 2010

Mr D B Feldman (COPE-Gauteng) to ask the Minister of Communications:

(1) Whether, with reference to a media article (details furnished), his instruction for tenders to be cancelled until they are discussed and approved by him is in full conformity with the criteria set in the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether he will permit his Director-General to proceed with tender allocations on the basis of approved treasury criteria and being an accounting officer of the department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? CW323E

REPLY

(1) The Minister as the political head of the department fulfils a range of functions. The Act differentiates between the expected roles of DG and the executive responsibility of the Executive Authority. The key responsibility of the Minister is monitoring the performance of the DG through section 32 reports and issuing directives with financial consequences in terms of section 64. It was within this context that I requested the DG to brief me and reach agreement with me on the tenders that the department intends putting out. The DG's responsibility in financial management of the department and its tender adjudication processes does not detract from her obligation to provide me with full and regular reports on any matter concerning the administration and management of the department. After all I am responsible to this House for the budgetary allocations of the department.

(2) It is the role of the DG to manage and administer the department including the adjudication of tender processes. My duty as the Executive Authority is spelt in the statutory acts and regulations of the State.

QUESTION NO 252

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 FEBRUARY 2010

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 2)

252. Mr M J Ellis (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) Whether, with reference to her reply to Question 1923 on 3 November 2009, any action has been taken against the municipality of Thaba Chweu following the notice of intention to issue a directive dated 16 September 2009; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) Whether the municipality made a representation to her Department dealing with the identified non-compliances; if not, why not; if so, how did it respond to each of the instances of non-compliance;

(3) Whether there has been any improvement in terms of each of the identified instances of non-compliance; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW267E

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REPLY:

(1) Yes, My Department followed up on the notice to issue a directive and the municipality responded in writing on the 28 September 2009.

(2) Yes, the Municipality made a representation and the plan of action submitted was as follows:

· Reducing ammonia levels to below 1,0 mg/ℓ.

· Increasing the removal of nitrate by less aeration and more sludge removal in the aerobic section.

· Calibrate the flow meters.

· Submitting coordinates for monitoring water quality.

· Appointing and training appropriate staff to operate the Waste Water Treatment Works.

· Install relevant warning signs.

· Conduct a full audit of the plant.

· Analyse sludge samples every six months.

· Removing the sludge stockpiling within the boundary fence.

(3) Yes, there has been significant improvement with regards to addressing the identified incidences of non-compliances as follows:

· Ammonia levels have been reduced to below 1,0 mg/ℓ and records for the previous indicate an average of 0,35 mg/ℓ for the final effluent.

. O-Phosphate and E. coli which are still non-compliant as reflected by the water quality tests conducted on a monthly basis.

· The Municipality is in the process of calibrating the flow meters.

· Coordinates for monitoring water quality have been submitted.

· The Municipality is in the process of appointing and training appropriate staff to operate the Waste Water Treatment Works.

· An order was done for manufacturing the relevant warning signs which will be erected.

· A full audit of the plant is currently underway.

· The Municipality has committed to analyse the sludge samples every six months.

· The Municipality has committed to move the sludge stockpiling within the boundary fence.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER: 252

DATE FOR PUBLICATION: 6 AUGUST 2010

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 12 OCTOBER 2010

MR D B FELDMAN (COPE) TO ASK THE MINISTER IN THE PRESIDENCY: PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATION AS WELL AS ADMINISTRATION:

With reference to his reply to question 222 on 20 July 2010, when will the (a) Strategic Plan, (b) Budget, (c) Medium Term Expenditure Framework and (d) Annual Plan of the National Youth Development Agency be made available to the public?

CW324E

REPLY:

The documents are public and are attached for your convenience.

QUESTION NO. 253

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2 NW261E

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr. MJ Ellis (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) What energy efficiency initiatives have been taken in each park that is administered by the SA National Parks since 1 January 2008 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) whether visitors to each park are advised upon entry on how they can contribute to conserving electricity; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether each park has set an electricity reduction target for the 2010-11 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) whether any park has installed ripple units for the remote control of geysers in accommodation units; if so, what are the relevant details; if not,

(5) whether such units will be installed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Mr. MJ Ellis (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

253. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

Mr. MJ Ellis (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) SANParks has engaged with the National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC) to assist with a detailed energy efficiency audit. The main reasons for this approach are:

a. To set an energy efficiency baseline from where targets can be set for improvement.

b. To determine the most cost effective interventions on the short, medium and long term to improve the energy efficiency.

c. To do cost analysis and pay-back period calculations on the different energy efficiency improvements and products proposed as well as capital requirements.

d. Different solar geyser- and heat pump products have been tested in Kruger National Park during the last 12 months and the test results will form part of the alternative products recommended in the audit report.

The energy efficiency audit will focus on two representative rest camps in Kruger (Biyamiti and Berg en Dal) as well as the laundry in Skukuza and are funded by the NCPC. The audit takes place between 22 February 2010 and 4 March 2010. The findings of the energy efficiency report will be submitted in a report during the end of March 2010.

Other measures implemented by SANParks include:

· Infrastructure changes which includes the installation of solar water geysers in new infrastructure and during major upgrades, i.e. Golden Gate Hotel, new accommodation units at Mata Mata, Kgalagadi and staff accommodation in Nossob, Kgalagadi.

· All parks participated in an initiative from ESKOM to replace globes with energy efficient globes.

· The choice of air-conditioners considered the efficiency of the various available types.

· Switching off geysers during low occupancy periods.

· Geyser blankets, i.e. Wilderness.

· Sky lights in facilities.

· Awareness programme for staff to switch off lights, only switch on minimum lights in facilities, etc.

(2) At this stage the majority of parks do not inform visitors on entry on what they can do to conserve energy. Some parks do, i.e. Wilderness issue notices, attached to entrance permits to tell people about energy saving bulbs, reason for it, suggesting that they switch off all lights when not in building or particular room, to take 3 minute showers, to rather use braai area and look at the stars than staying indoors and use the stove. Notices are also placed in ablutions and public areas about energy efficiency and water saving methods.

KNP and other parks have circulated information via the internal communication to all rest camps and staff informing them of ways to save electricity.

All parks have certain standing measures that focus on water and energy saving, i.e. the request not to have towels washed on a daily basis.

(3) The electricity reduction targets will be forth coming from the energy efficiency report at the end of March 2010. Wilderness National Park started with targets to reduce energy in 2008/9, i.e. 10% savings per annum and instituted measures to achieve this. Electricity use and costs are monitored on a monthly basis by parks, especially in view of the planned ESKOM price increase with different approaches to reduce use and curb expenses.

(4) None of the parks installed ripple units to date. SANParks did not want to install ad-hoc systems as the organisation was investigating systems that might save more electricity – this will form part of the energy efficiency report.

SANParks have tested different systems and did not want to engage in upgrading our systems with any one system, before looking at the energy efficiency holistically to ensure that the upgrading plan is in accordance with well designed energy efficiency programme.

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION NO 253 (CW325 )

Mr D B Feldman (COPE-Gauteng) to ask the Minister of Labour:

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 102 on 20 April 2010, his department will indicate whether (a) Ditsela, (b) Cosatu and (c) Workers World Media Productions have accounted fully for the amounts allocated to them (i) in the 2009-10 financial year and (ii) from 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether his department will make the reports in this regard available to the public; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? CW325E

The Minister of Labour replied:

(a) Yes, both COSATU and DITSELA have fully accounted for the amounts that were allocated to them. The Workers World Media Productions activities cut across the 2009/10 and 2010/11 financial year. They have submitted their progress reports. It is only at the end of their activities that they will be required to submit audited financial statements. Both the DITSELA and COSATU will submit their progress reports for 2010 by end September 2010.

(b) The Department does not publish these documents for the public. However, if any party wants to scrutinise them, they are available on request.

QUESTION 254

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

254. Mr S C Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Energy

(1) (a) How many (i) current and (ii) former workers have been diagnosed with illnesses caused as a result of working in the facilities of the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation (Sanec) since the establishment of each facility and (b) what (i) monetary compensation and (ii) medical assistance was provided by Sanec to each affected worker;

(2) (a) how many (i) current and (ii) former workers attempted to claim compensation for illness they alleged were caused from working in Sanec facilities, (b) how many have been denied their claims and (c) why in each case;

(3) What procedures do (a) current and (b) former workers have to follow if they suspect they have become ill as a result of working in a Sanec facility to obtain assistance from Sanec?

Reply

(1)(a) (i) No current worker has been diagnosed will illness resulting from exposure to radiation

(ii) No former workers have been diagnosed with illness resulting from exposure to radiation. In the case of former employees making such claims, this has been confirmed by an independent medical occupational practitioner. However, this investigation did find that four individuals suffered noise-induced hearing loss. This was found to be a general trend in industry and was brought under control in 2003, with the promulgation of the Noise Induced Hearing Loss Regulations as part of the OHS Act.

Necsa is currently in full compliance with the OHS Act and COID Act requirements, in respect of monitoring and reporting diseases and injuries resulting from occupational exposure. These are reported to the Compensation Commissioner, who has the sole authority to accept or reject claims of occupational exposure. Necsa, moreover, implements a comprehensive medical surveillance program, which is required in terms of its nuclear licenses by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) as well as by the OSH Act. Any indication of occupational exposure is immediately dealt with and corrective action is implemented, to prevent impaired health in the longer term. The former workers that claimed that their health was affected by their employment at Necsa were all invited to be examined at Necsa's Medical Station, which is equipped with special and very sophisticated monitoring apparatus to detect exposure to potential occupational hazards. Most of the claimants did not present themselves for medical examination, on advice received from Earthlife Africa (ELA). However, all claims, including claimants' medical records, were submitted to the Compensation Commissioner.

2) (a) (i )&(ii) Approximately 300 workers submitted claims, as summarized below:

CLAIMS SUBMITTED

TOTAL

Number Reported to Compensation Commissioner

273

Claims received from Compensation Commissioner

30

Accepted by Compensation Commissioner

3

Rejected by Commissioner of Compensations

2

There is in fact no need for current employees to claim compensation from Necsa, since injuries and diseases are reported automatically to the Compensation Commissioner, who will effect compensation if the claim is found to be of substance. Claims are rejected only on the basis that the illness is not occupational related. Since the Compensation Commissioner corresponds directly with the claimant, Necsa is not privy to the reasons for such rejection.

(3) (a) Current radiation, noise or chemical workers, receive routine medical check-ups, on an annual basis. However, any worker who is not feeling well for any reason may present himself/herself for assistance at Necsa's Medical Station, which is adequately staffed by registered medical practitioners. In terms of the COID Act, they are also free to approach the Compensation Commissioner directly. In such a case, the Compensation Commissioner will request the medical records relating to the claim from Necsa.

(3) (b) Former workers must also approach the Compensation Commissioner.

Necsa has in the past assisted workers by preparing claim forms on their behalf. Necsa has no reason to avoid submitting these claims, since it is not Necsa that compensates workers, but indeed the Compensation Commissioner.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 254

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 06 AUGUST 2010

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 18)

254. Mr K A Sinclair (COPE-NC) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

Whether her department has put into place researched and transparent measures to deal with the problem of millions of litres of highly acidic mine water rising to the surface of Johannesburg and other cities which is on the reef to spill out in the streets; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? CW326E

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REPLY:

Yes, my Department has engaged the relevant mines in order to seek for short, medium and long term solutions. Although the medium and long term solutions have not been finalised, the plans for the short term (interim) solution to prevent the mine water rising above a level that would be detrimental to the environment, as well as to secure gold reserves are being considered for implementation. It is envisaged that a pump station will be built and that an existing treatment plant will be refurbished to treat the mine water to an acceptable standard for discharge into the Klip River, as had been done before mining operations ceased in the area in October 2008.

Following recent statements by Cabinet, I was mandated to urgently convene a special task team to develop a clear and coordinated strategy to deal with the matter, an Inter Ministerial Committee compromising the Ministers of Finance, Mineral Resources, Science and Technology, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission, is in the process of being established.

QUESTION NO. 255 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2 NW270E

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr. GR Morgan (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) Who are the trustees of the trust that was established to facilitate the process of paying abalone rights holders a monetary compensation for the period they could not utilise their rights, (b) how were they appointed, (c) how much is each rights holder expected to get and (d) what is the total amount that has been allocated to payouts;

(2) whether a signed copy of the trust deed is available for scrutiny by rights holders; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) (a) What is the role of a certain person (name furnished) in the process of paying compensation to abalone rights holders, (b) how was the said person appointed and (c) which legislation governs his involvement in the process?

Mr. GR Morgan (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

255. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

(1) (a) The Abalone Fishers' Trust founded by the South African Abalone Industry Association, does not facilitate "the process of paying abalone rights holders a monetary compensation for the period they could not utilise their rights", but only assists in the verification of rights holders as the appointed Implementer for the Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities Project of the department considers applications. The trustees are: Charles Swartz. Jerome Figaji, John Moses, Oscar Fischer, Daniel Schericka, Reginald Samuels, Hery William Dickson, Sibongile Pendress Sidloyi

(b) The department was not involved in the appointment of trustees, but is aware that their appointment process provided for representatives of rights holders in all zones.

(c) The rights holders are divided into three categories as per the table hereunder.

Category

Amount

Individual rights holders

R26 981[20 000 +( 4400+2581) indigence payments]

Legal Entity rights holders

R30 000

Crew Members

R3000

(d) R10 million has been allocated for payments.

(2) Yes, a copy of Trust Deed is available and was offered to representatives of all zones for scrutiny. It must, however, be mentioned that the department is not responsible for managing the Trust.

(3) (a) The person is not involved in the payments to rights holders.

(b) As indicated earlier, the Trust, as a collective, assists only in the verification of rights holders as well as an informal channel of communication with rights holders.

(c) The final authorisation for payment is done by the Project Implementer in terms of the signed Memorandum of Agreement between the former Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Project Implementer to govern the payment process.

QUESTION NO. 256 (NW271E) NTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr. GR Morgan (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) Whether, with reference to Notice 54 of 2010 published in the Government Gazette, there was a methodology created to determine the extent to which the proposed fees payable for the various activities in the marine environment were increased; if not; why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether impact studies have been conducted to determine the effect the proposed fee increases will have on (a) illegal fishing in the recreational sector, (b) the continued competitiveness of the commercial sector and (c) employment across all the relevant fishing sectors; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether she has consulted directly with representatives of stakeholder groups affected by the proposed fee increases to explain the rationale behind these increases; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) why was the period for written comment limited to only 30 days?

MR GR Morgan (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

256. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

1. Yes. The methodology is based on costing the activities to deliver specific services to the relevant client. The methodology also considers the affordability by the various sectors within the fishing industry.

(2)(a) No, however the department has considered the impact of illegal recreational fishing due to the proposed fee increases. The department expects that the annual fee increase should not increase illegal recreational fishing as recreational fishers are perceived to be voluntarily compliant with the law and are considerate of the environment and its dwindling resources. In addition the department is looking at partnering with the recreational industry to improve awareness and voluntarily compliance as well as looking at business opportunities with regards to selling permits on behalf of the department.

(b) Yes. The current proposed fee increase will not affect the competitiveness of the commercial sector as the fees are in line with inflation and are lower than similar fees in neighbouring countries.

(c)Yes. The proposed fee will not affect employment in the different sectors. The proposed inflationary increase across the majority of the sectors forms an insignificant portion of the input cost per kg of the various species.

(3) Yes. All affected parties are currently being consulted.

(4) The regulations (GNR 1022 of July 2002) published in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act prescribe a minimum period of 30 days. This period can be extended if required.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

QUESTION 256 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

256. Mr K A Sinclair (COPE-NC) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether the roll-out of the South African Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo in China was satisfactory; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the total cost incurred by the Government up to 31 July 2010, including the building and day-to-day operation costs, (b) is the total number of visitors to the pavilion up to 31 July 2010 and (c) are the perceived benefits of the Expo to the South African economy and industries?CW328E

Response

As part of South Africa's participation in the Shanghai World Expo the dti was mandated to lead in the implementation of the Trade & Investment months (July and August). In this regard the dti planned four exhibition events focusing on the following activities trade and investment seminars, product exhibitions, specific product technology presentations and demonstrations, business to business meetings, site visits and business networking dinners. Minister Davies led a delegation for the theme launch in July to showcase South Africa's technological as well as industrial capabilities.

The overall objective for dti's participation focuses on :

Strengthening mutually beneficial trade and economic ties between the two countries.

Showcasing South Africa's technology advancement & innovation, mining beneficiation and technology capabilities, defence technology, agro-processing, energy, ICT and engineering.

Exhibiting South Africa's value-added goods and services in order to create awareness.

Increasing exports to Asia and globally, therefore enabling South African firms to take advantage of export opportunities in the Chinese market.

Increasing foreign direct investment into South Africa and increase joint ventures.

The roll out of the South African pavilion seems to have been a success so far as we are able to make the necessary footprints in the Chinese market. South Africa is amongst five African countries that have built stands at their own costs and our pavilion addresses the identified theme of "Better city Better lives".

a) Operational costs are the responsibility of DIRCO as the lead dept in the overall implementation.

b) Number of visitors to South African pavilion:

May: 551 133,June: 662 137, July: 651 418

A combined of 1 864 688 visitors up to 31 July.

c) Perceived benefits:

The dti's trade and investment months of July and August consisted of the following delegations: 26 Mining companies, 26 ICT/Energy companies, 18 defence and security companies.

The feedback received to date entails the following:

· 153 promising contacts established,

· 10 agents/distributors appointed,

· R557 million pipeline sales expected.

The dti will assist 28 companies to participate in the last week of the trade and investment months that will coincide with the Presidential State visit to China.

QUESTION NO. 257 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2 NW272E

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr. GR Morgan (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) What is the role of a certain company (name furnished) with regard to the decision to pay abalone rights holders a monetary amount as compensation for the period within which they could not utilise their rights;

(2) Whether they were appointed by a tender process; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the value of the contract they have been awarded and (b) what are the further relevant details;

(3) Whether Marine and Coastal Management (MCM) has been informed that the said company is in the process of being deregistered; if not, what action will MCM take to rectify the situation; if so, how did they obtain the tender?

Mr. GR Morgan (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

257. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

(1) The role of the appointed company, as regards the decision to pay abalone rights holders a monetary amount as compensation, is to distribute the financial assistance to abalone rights holders as part of the Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities Project of the department, which also includes creating alternative livelihoods for Abalone rights holders. It is thus also a vehicle through which financial assistance to abalone rights holders is distributed.

(2) The company was appointed through a process akin to an emergency appointment in terms of the Supply Chain Management Guide. It must be noted that payments for Social Responsibility Policy and Projects (SRPP) of the department are classified as transfer payments in the Estimates of National Expenditure and are, as such, not required to follow supply chain management prescripts; although the department endeavored to follow these in this process. The contract amount for which the company has been appointed as a Project Implementer amounts to R82 million and is for the Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities Project, which includes R10 million for alternative livelihoods of abalone rights holders.

(3) The department is not aware that the current Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) status indicates that the company is in the process of deregistration.

QUESTION NO. 258 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO NW273E

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr. MJ Ellis (DA) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:

(1) When is it expected that the abalone fishery will be partially opened;

(2) whether Marine and Coastal Management intends changing any of the permit conditions of the existing group of abalone rights holders; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether rights holders who participated in extracting the total allowable catch will be expected to sell their catch once the fishery is partially opened to one entity; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how can this be justified;.

(4) whether information is being communicated to rights holders about the re-opening of the abalone fishery; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(5) on what scientific study is the determination of (a) the total allowable catch and (b) the zones that can be fished based?

Mr. MJ Ellis (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

258. THE MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ANSWERS:

(1) The department and relevant Minister hope to make an announcement of the opening of the fishery in the first week of April 2010.

(2) Yes. Permits are issued on an annual basis and given that the abalone fishery has been closed for more than two years, permit conditions will be reviewed. The extent of revision of permit conditions will be determined through internal departmental consultations as well as with rights holders.

(3) No. Rights holders are free to sell and market their catch using authorised individuals and institutions.

(4) Regular meetings have been held with representatives of the majority, if not all of the rights holders, keeping them informed about developments with regard to this matter.

(5)(a) The total allowable catch (TAC) in commercial fishing zones is determined by scientific stock assessment techniques based on data derived from routine scientific surveys, previous catch data, and estimates of the quantity of abalone poached. These annual assessments are conducted for the South Coast fishing zones (Zones A-D). The Total Allowable Catch for the West Coast zones (Zones E-G) is determined by a set of decision-rules developed in consultation with right holders, based on indicators related to the commercial catch, the catch per unit of effort (CPUE), abalone size composition and trends in the estimated quantity of mature abalone.

(b) The seven zones that have been fished until now (Zones A-G) were originally identified as areas which contained sufficient abalone to support a commercially viable abalone fishery. In investigating new areas for fishing, the density of abalone present, together with the amount of suitable habitat for abalone in an area are used to provide an indication of the resource sustainability and the commercial feasibility of operating a fishery in that area.

QUESTION NO: 259

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 02 OF 19 February 2010

Mrs M Wenger (OA) to ask the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

With reference to the key findings in the Auditor-General's report in the 2008-09 financial year that 62% of the provincial departments do not comply with regulatory requirements, (a) which provincial departments are responsible and (b) for what percentage of the non­compliance; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW274E

Reply

Province

Department

Area of Non-Compliance

Gauteng

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in infrastructure

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government employees I

doing business with departments .

KwaZulu-Natal

Education

Investment in infrastructure I

Health and Social

Welfare Investment in infrastructure

Mpumalanga

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in infrastructure

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government

employees doing business with departments

Limpopo

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health and Social

Investment in infrastructure

Welfare

Housing

Allocation of housing subsidies to municipal employees

I

and the administration of low-cost housing projects by

the department

Transversal

i Entities that are connected with Government


Province

Department

Area of Non-Compliance

employees doing business with departments

--

North West

Agriculture,

Procurement of agricultural equipment

Conservation and

Environment

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in Infrastructure

I Transversal

Entities that are connected with government

employees and doing business with departments

Free State

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in infrastructure

I Housing

Allocation of housing subsidies to municipal employees

I

and the administration of low-cost housing projects by

the department

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government employees

and doing business with the departments

Northern Cape

Housing

Administration of low-cost housing projects by the

department

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government employees

and dOing business with deoartments

Eastern Cape

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in infrastructure

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government employees

and doing business with the department

Western Cape

Education

Investment in infrastructure

Health

Investment in infrastructure

Local Government

Allocation of housing subsidies to municipal employees

and

and the administration of low-cost housing projects by

Housing

the department

Environmental Affairs

Handling of confiscated abalone

I

and Tourism

)

Transversal

Entities that are connected with government employees

I

doing business with the department

(b) The Auditor-General has a specific formula which is using to quantify the level in percentages of non-compliance on the areas as reflected in the last column of the table above. We are still waiting submission from the Auditor-General on these figures.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 259

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2010

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST 2010 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 19 – 2010)

Mr R A Lees (DA - KZN) asked the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether her department has formulated a plan to construct a pipeline from any one of the refineries on the south side of Durban to the King Shaka Airport; if not, why not; if so, in terms of the plan (a) what route will the pipeline follow and (b) what is the estimated cost of the implementation of this project;

(2) whether an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been completed regarding this project; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will an EIA report be compiled; if so, (i) which organisation was responsible for the compilation of this report, (ii) why was this organisation selected to compile this report and (iii) what was the total cost of the report;

(3) (a) how many trips were made by road tankers which transported jet/aero fuel from the refineries in the south of Durban to the King Shaka Airport since its opening on 31 July 2010 and (b) what volume of jet/aero fuel was transported in each case? CW331E

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REPLY:

The Minister of Transport:

(1) It is presumed that the pipeline being queried is the one to provide Jet A1 fuel to the airport. The Airports Company of South Africa Ltd (ACSA) has not formulated any plan to construct a pipeline to King Shaka International airport as the Environmental Impact Assessment for the airport development together with the resultant ROD did not require such a pipeline.

(a) No pipeline is planned, so no route is proposed.

(b) No pipeline is planned, so no estimated cost is available.

(2) As ACSA is not planning for a pipeline, we are not in a position to provide an answer to this question.

(3) (a)

The number of deliveries made by road tankers since operations started on the 30th of April 2010 (including up to the 15th of August 2010) is 556 being an average of 5 road tankers per day.

(b)

The average road tanker capacity is about 40 000lts. The total volume of Jet A1 fuel supplied to the airport during the same period as above is just over 22.5 million litres.

QUESTION NO: 260

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 02 OF 19 February 2010

Mrs M Wenger (DA) to ask the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional

Affairs:

What are the (a) names and (b) details of the 42% municipalities that did not report on their performance as indicated in the findings of the Auditor General's report for the 2008-09 financial years? NW275E

Reply

This report has just been recently tabled to provinces; the Department is currently in the process of collating all relevant information required. A complete reply will be forwarded to you, once information is obtained.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Question 260

Mr R A Lees (DA-KZN)) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether any (a) subsidies, (b) preferential tariffs and/or (c) other forms of incentives were granted to (i) motor vehicle manufactures and/or (ii) motor vehicle component manufactures during the period 01 January 1999 up to 31 December 2009; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (aa) what is the (i) name and (ii) purpose of these (aaa) subsidies, (bbb) preferential tariffs and/or (ccc) other forms of incentives, (bb) what are the names of the companies which were granted these subsidies and (cc) what was the total amount paid to each company in each case over the specified period in respect of each subsidy that was granted to each of these companies?

Response:

Between 1st January 1999 and 31st December 2009, an amount of R309, 278, 517 was paid by the dti to motor vehicle and vehicle components manufacturers through the following incentive programmes:

Summary

Table 1: the dti funding summary to the Automotives Sector (1999 – 2009)

Direct support (R)

Indirect Support

Total (R)

SMEDP

36, 074, 913

0

36, 074, 913

IDZ

134, 000, 000

0

134, 000, 000

CIP

8, 503, 169

0

8,503,169

EMIA**

44, 465, 916

0

44, 465, 916

SIP

86, 234, 519

0

86, 234, 519

Total

309, 278, 517

309, 278, 517

Source: TEO –

EMIA up to end 2009/10

1. The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP)

The SMEDP was part of a suite of investment support incentives introduced by the dti in the year 2000, with the objective to elicit higher levels of private sector investment that would create employment and promote value adding in the country. Between 1999 and 2009, the dti, through the SMEDP, has supported approximately 100 automotives projects to the value of R36, 074, 913. A complete list of companies supported is attached as annexure A.

The SMEDP offered a grant of up to 10% towards qualifying costs of new and expansion projects. In August 2006, the dti announced a temporary suspension of applications for the SMEDP incentive in order to modify and improve the programme. The programme has since been replaced by the Enterprise Investment Programme (EIP), which was launched in 2008 and no payments have been made to the Auto sector for the EIP to date.

2. Industrial Development Zones (IDZs)

An IDZ is a purpose-built industrial estate linked to an international sea or air port that leverages fixed direct investments in value added and export-oriented manufacturing industries. The aim of the IDZ programme is to promote the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and to encourage beneficiation of locally available resources.

the dti spent a total of R134 million on the construction of the Automotives Supplier Park (ASP) at the East London IDZ between 2006 and 2008. The Supplier Park manufactures and supplies car components to the Mercedes Benz assembly plant in East London. The total investment from both the dti and the Eastern Cape Province amounted to R429 million.

3. The Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)

The Critical infrastructure Programme (CIP) is an incentive programme that aims to attract huge manufacturing investment in South Africa through investment in enabling critical infrastructure. The CIP is a 70/30 non-refundable matching grant scheme intended to leverage strategic investment projects by specifically supporting infrastructure development that would enable investments.

Through the CIP, the dti spent R8, 503, 169 on the construction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park, a vehicle component supplier park for Volkswagen in Uitenhage.

4. Export Marketing Assistance Scheme (EMIA)

The EMIA scheme, which encompasses nine sub-programmes, was introduced in 2000 as a vehicle to develop the South African export market and promote exporting of local products and services internationally. The scheme partially compensates exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for South African products and services abroad, and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country. From 1999 to end 2009/10, the EMIA programme supported projects in the automotives sector, to the value of R44, 465, 916.

5. STRATEGIC INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS - SIP

SIP was an incentive programme designed to encourage investments into South African industry by both local and foreign investors. Its primary aim was to significantly contribute to growth, development and competitiveness of specific industry sectors by providing industrial investment allowances, in the form of tax relief, to qualifying industrial projects. The key objective of the SIP programme was to promote large scale industrial investments in South Africa and to create employment opportunities.

The SIP programme was approved by Cabinet on 17 August 2000 and was governed by article 12G of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act no 58 of 1962) and the regulations published in the Government Gazette of 21 November 2001. Applications were accepted until 31 July 2005 and additional investment allowances were approved up to but not exceeding R10 billion.

Only 2 projects benefited for tax allowance;

Name of the co.

Industrial project

period

Allowance deducted

Trident Steel (Pty) Ltd

Stamping of metal and aluminum blanks for the automotive industry

01/07/2005 to 30/06/2006

R55 340 240

Foretex-Ikhwezi (Pty) Ltd

Aluminum suspension parts for DCSA

01/01/2009 to 31/12 2009

R30 894 279

TOTAL

R86 234 519

QUESTION NO: 261

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 FEBRUARY 2010

QUESTION PAPER NO: 2

DATE OF REPLY: 25 FEBRUARY 2010

Mr N J van den Berg (DA) to ask the Minister of Communications:

Whether more than one company tendered for the contract to design, compile and print the annual report of the SA Post Office that was released in 2009; if not, why not; if so, (a)(i) which companies tendered and (ii) what was the breakdown of costs quoted by each company and (b) on what basis was the successful company chosen?

NW277E

REPLPY:

I was informed by SAPO that more than one company tendered for the contract to design, compile and print their annual report that was released in 2009.

(a) (i) The following companies, who are on the South African Post Office supplier database, responded to the request for quotations (RFQ):

· Motiv

· Studio Five Graphics

(ii) Cost breakdown as quoted by each company is as follows:

Activity

Motiv

Studio Five Graphics

Design

576 396

255 400

Printing

152 746

127 000

Photography

27 537

247 000

Writing

49 020

300 000

Total

805 699

929 400

(b) The tender was awared to Motiv on the basis of the following criteria:

· Competency and pricing.

· Only Motiv came to present to the South African Post Office in compliance with the supplier appointment process.

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FOR WRITTEN REPLY QUESTION
NUMBER 261
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER 19)

261 Mr. R A Lees (DA-KZN) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) Whether she has been informed of any transactions in which Zimbabwean diamonds were sold and/or traded through a certain (name furnished) during the period 1 January 1999; if so, what (a) are the full particulars of the person and/ or corporate entity that sold the diamonds in each case, (b) are the dates upon which each transaction took place and (e) was the value of the diamonds which were traded and/or sold in each case;

(2) whether she has been informed of any cases in which these transactions contravened with any (a) international agreements, (b) treaties and/or (e) conventions; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? CW 333E



REPLY

1. No
(a) N/A
(b) N/A

(c) N/A


2. N/A

QUESTION NO: 262

MR SELFE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES:

(1) Whether her department is investigating and/ or developing the use of satellite-based tracking devices to monitor the movements of probationers and parolees; if not, why not; if so (a) what progress has been made in the investigation and/ or development, (b) when is it expected that these tracking devices will be issued and (c) what will be the estimated cost of the manufacture and issue of such devices;

(2) Whether her department anticipates being able to release more offenders on parole if the devices are issued; if not, why not; if so, what would the estimated savings be as a result of the issuing of such devices? NW278E

REPLY

(1) Yes. The Department of Correctional Services is currently in the process of investigating the viability of introducing the use of satellite-based tracking devices to monitor the movements of probationers and parolees placed under the system of community correction.

(a) A business case on electronic monitoring of probationers and parolees has been approved

(b) The Department of Correctional Services can only introduce the tracking device after securing start-up funding.

(c) The Department of Correctional Services will not be able to determine the estimated cost of the manufacture of such tracking devices at this stage. The estimated cost of these devices can only be established after the commencement of the tender process by the Department of Correctional Services.


(2) Yes. The Department of Correctional Services will contemplate releasing more offenders on parole after introducing the tracking device, thereby enhancing effective utilization of parole and correctional supervision a alternative to incarceration. Such satellite-based tracking devices will provide the judiciary with a credible and reliable alternative sentencing option to deal with those offenders who pose a limited danger to the community as well as to address overcrowding at Department of Correctional Services Correctional Centres.

At this stage, the Department of Correctional Services is not in a position to determine the estimated cost saving in the absence of having not tested the market, but the solution will increase operational efficiency in the tracing of both probationers and parolees.

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QUESTION NO.:263

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 August 2010

Mrs E C van Lingen (DA-EC) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

(1) (a) When was a certain mining company (name furnished) established, (b) what are the names of the persons who have been appointed to act as representatives of a certain community (name furnished) on the Board of Directors of the said mining company, (c) how long is a board member's tenure on the Board and (d) when was the last annual general meeting held at which members were elected;

(2) (a) what is the (i) nature and (ii) purpose of the 5% royalties which certain mining contractors (names furnished) have been paying out since 1 September 2009 and (b) to whom are these royalties paid;

(3) whether all of these mining contractors pay the same royalties; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) whether the said mining company pays royalties; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how does the said community benefit from this and (b) what are the relevant details of financial implications regarding the payment of these royalties? CW335E

REPLY

(1)(a) The Richtersveld Mining Company (Pty) Ltd is not a State Owned Enterprise. It was initially a shelf company called Friedshelf 819 (Pty) Ltd incorporated on 7 November 2006. It became the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC) by means of changing the name of the company, the memorandum and articles of association, the shareholder, the directors, the auditors and the registered address in November 2007.

(b) The Board of Directors of RMC is composed of four (4) Community directors (one from each town in the Richtersveld, each elected by the town they represent) and two (2) Independent directors (nominated by Richtersveld Self-Development Company as shareholder of the company). The following are the current RMC Board Directors:

i. Andries Fredericks Community Director (Sanddrift)

ii. Derick Mathys Community Director (Lekkersing)

iii. Gerrith Cloete Community Director (Kuboes)

iv. Willem J Diergaardt Community Director (Eksteenfontein)

v. Craig L Matthews Independent Director

vi. David Austen Independent Director

(c) In terms of articles 12.4 and 12.5 of the articles of association of RMC, the tenure of the four (4) Community directors is 4 years and the tenure of the two (2) Independent directors is 5 years. The directors specified above were all appointed in November 2007 and their tenure is therefore from that date.

(d) RMC has only one shareholder, the Richtersveld Self-Development Company. This is in accordance with the Land Claims Court order under case number LCC 151/98 dated 9 October 2007. The last annual general meeting of RMC was held on 4 December 2009.

(2)(a) The 5% royalties paid by Alexkor were as stipulated in the old order mining rights for its marine concessions. The royalties were not applicable to any land production. The royalties were payable for revenue generated from diamonds produced from the marine concessions only. Royalties were payable on all diamonds produced from the marine concessions mined by Alexkor or its contractors from the time the rights to the marine concessions were granted in 1995. With effect from March 1 2010, the exploitation of all minerals in South Africa requires consideration in the form of mineral royalties payable to the State. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act gives effect to section 3(2) (b) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act. The law requires all companies extracting minerals in South Africa to pay royalties at a rate between 0,5% and 7% based on gross sales, less their allowable deductions.

(b) Alexkor has been paying royalties in terms of the old order mining rights on diamonds produced from the marine concessions to the Department of Minerals and Energy (now Department of Mineral Resources). Royalties in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act are payable to the South African Revenue Service.

(3) The contractors are not responsible for the payment of royalties. The split on revenue as per the agreement with the contractors only takes place after the royalties have been deducted from the actual revenue generated by the contractors' diamond production. A flat rate of 5% is applied consistently on revenue generated from all contractors' parcels.

(4) As the land mining rights have not been transferred to the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC), no royalties have been paid by RMC. Upon transfer the RMC will comply with the provisions as prescribed in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act.

QUESTION NO 264

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 FEBRUARY 2010

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2- 2010)

Date reply submitted: 23 March 2010

264. Mrs SP Kopane (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Whether his department has a policy to assist police reservists who are injured on duty; if not, why not; if so, what does this assistance entail;

(2) whether any assistance was given to a certain person (name and details furnished) who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in a State vehicle while on duty; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether all the reservists from the Mangaung police station in the Free State Province were expelled after participating in a legal march; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what were the reasons for this expulsion;

(4) whether this expulsion was carried out within the policies of the SA Police Service; if not, what action has been taken to deal with the matter; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW280E

REPLY:

(1) Yes.

The South African Police Service has a policy to assist police reservists who are injured on duty. The assistance provides for the settlement of medical accounts incurred by such injuries, where applicable, reimbursement for loss of income and/or compensation for permanent disability.

(2) 7077584-2 Reservist Constable BJ Matshane from SAPS Thaba-Nchu was involved in an accident on 2008-10-30, while on duty. He sustained injuries and was admitted at Pelonomi Hospital for treatment. The medical invoice from Universitas Hospital to an amount of R194-00 was settled. The injury was reported to the Compensation Commissioner for adjudication on the percentage of incurred disability. A board in terms of Regulation 68(1)(a) was conducted.

(3) No reservists from SAPS Mangaung were expelled after participating in the legal march.

(4) As a result of the march being legal, no action was taken against the reservists. They were however verbally warned by representatives from the office of the MEC and the SAPS that such behaviour will not be tolerated in the future and that decisive action will be taken should there be such a recurrence of this nature.

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FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NUMBER 264
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER 19)
264. Mrs E C van Lingen (DA.EC) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) (a) When was a certain mining company (name furnished) established, (b) what are the names of the persons who have been appointed to act as representatives of a certain community (name furnished) on the Board of Directors of the said mining company, (c) how long is a board member's tenure on the Board and (d) when was the last annual general meeting held at which members were elected;

(2). (a) what is the (i) nature and (ii)purpose of the 5% royalties which certain mining contractors (names furnished) have been paying out since 1 September 2009 and (b) to whom are these royalties paid;

(3). whether all of these mining contractors pay the same royalties; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4). whether the said mining company pays royalties; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how does the said community benefit from this and (b) what are the relevant details of financial implications regarding the payment of these royalties? CW336E

REPLY

(1) The Department of Mineral Resources does not have details when the Richtersveld Mining Company (Ply) Ltd [RMC] was established.

(2) Prior to the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 [28 of 2002] (MPRDA), a royalty of 5% was payable to the Department in respect of diamonds. In respect of Alexkor limited, the latter had to pay such royalties in respect of sea concessions. The mineral rights in respect of diamonds on the land rights of Alexkor was then registered in the latter's name and therefore no royalties were paid in respect of such land rights.

(3) Alexkor Limited is responsible to pay 5% royalties to the Department. The contractors are paying the same royalties to Alexkor Limited.

(4) A mining right of Alexkor Limited (land right) has to be ceded to the RMC. The RMC will have to pay royalties to SARS in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalties Act, 2008 (Act 28 of 2008).

QUESTION NO.: 265

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 February 2010

Mr S C Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

With reference to Eskom's proposed Nuclear-1 project, (a) what does Eskom envisage as the type of nuclear reactor or reactors that are to be constructed, (b) what is the proposed price per megawatt for the reactor(s), (c) what is the proposed size for one reactor and (d) how many reactors are proposed for the project? NW281E

REPLY

(a) Expansion of nuclear power generating capacity in South Africa will be based on the construction of pressurized water reactor technology – the modern equivalent of the nuclear reactor technology used in the existing Koeberg nuclear power station as directed by the Nuclear Energy Policy for the Republic of South Africa, published in Government Notice 1347, Gazette Number 31695 on 12 December 2008.

(b) The price per kW installed for any electricity generating power plant has a wide range, depending on many different factors, for example, the type of contract that is negotiated, the manner of risk sharing and differentiation of risks between the supplier and the purchaser and the scope of activities included in the contract. The international benchmarks for "overnight" capital per kW installed for nuclear technology ranges from 3000 to 7500 $/kW.

(c) The size of modern pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants currently available on the international market ranges from ~1000 MW to ~1700 MW.

(d) Whether nuclear power is included in the South African generation mix at all as well as the nuclear capacity required and to be built will be informed by the Integrated Resource Plan currently under development by the Department of Energy.

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QUESTION NO.:265

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 August 2010

Mrs E C van Lingen (DA-EC) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

(1) Whether a certain company (name furnished) has discharged all of its contractual obligations to a certain community (name furnished) which were subject to a timeframe since the conclusion of certain agreements (details furnished); if not, (a) why not and (b) which obligations must still be fulfilled; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether, with regard to the lease agreement concluded between the said company and a certain association (name and details furnished) for the housing of Alexander Bay, the said company is paying rent; if not, why not; if so, (a) to whom is the rent paid, (b) how are these funds being spent (i) on the housing project and/or (ii) to the benefit of the said community, (c) who is paying for the maintenance, (d) what are the relevant details in this regard and (e) what powers and/or rights the said association has in terms of rental allocations;

(3) whether the said association has the right to sell any of the houses in Alexander Bay; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) whether the said association has sold any of the Alexander Bay homes during the past three years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? CW337E

REPLY

(1) No, the company has not discharged all its obligations. The obligations that have been discharged are:

  • The transfer of the remainder of Farm 1 (after excision of Alexander Bay township, the harbour, the Old Heavy Medium Separate (HMS) Plant, the land on which the airport and border post is situated and registration of respective servitudes), Farm 155, remainder of Erf 678 Port Nolloth, the remaining extent of the Farm Gypsum No.5, the Farm Brandkaros No.621, Farm 625, Portion 17 of the Farm Korridor Wes No.2 and Beauvallon to the Richtersveld Community. All Alexkor land has been transferred to the Richtersveld Community.
    • Transfer of all the moveable assets relating to its agricultural and maricultural businesses to the Richtersveld Agricultural Holding Company (RAHC). Alexkor's agricultural and maricultural assets were transferred to RAHC in January 2008.
    • Environmental rehabilitation and revision of the mine's Environmental Management Programme (EMP). Alexkor has an ongoing rehabilitation programme to address historical environmental disturbances. Alexkor has concluded and finalised the revision of the EMP for all the prospecting and mining rights. The amended EMP was submitted to the then Department of Minerals and Energy (renamed Department of Mineral Resources) in November 2008.

    (1) (a)(b) The outstanding obligations are:

    · Transfer of Alexkor's land mining rights to the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC). In order for the land mining rights to be transferred to the RMC, Alexkor's prospecting and mining rights had to be converted from old order to new order rights in terms of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). Alexkor submitted the applications for conversion to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in the first quarter of 2009. The conversion of Alexkor's land mining rights to new order mining rights was executed in May 2010. Transfer of these new order land mining rights to RMC is in progress. The only outstanding requirement is for RMC to pass a Board resolution accepting to receive the said mining rights where after it will be subject to the Minister of Mineral Resources' approval. Alexkor expects the transfer to be completed in the current financial year.

    · Establishment of a formal township in terms of the Northern Cape Planning and Development Act, 1998 at Alexander Bay. To enable such township establishment to take place, municipal engineering services have to be upgraded to municipal standards. The Richtersveld Local Municipality will then take over such services and fulfil all functions which a local authority has to fulfill in respect of the provision of engineering services and other public services in the formally established township of Alexander Bay. The upgrade of the township civil and electrical engineering services to municipal standards has commenced and is expected to be completed in July 2011.

    · The transfer of erven within Alexander Bay Township to the Richtersveld Property Holding Company, the Richtersveld Municipality, State and Provincial departments and religious organisations. Residential erven identified for Alexkor's right of use shall also be transferred to the Richtersveld Property Holding Company subject to the reservation in title of the right of occupation for a period of ten years in favour of Alexkor against payment of R45 million on the date of transfer. All township properties will be transferred to respective parties after formal township establishment.

    (2) The residential and commercial properties in Alexander Bay shall, after the formal township establishment of Alexander Bay, be transferred to and be owned by the Richtersveld Property Holding Company (RPHC) and not the Richtersveld Communal Property Association. In terms of the Deed of Settlement, Alexkor will lease the residential properties from RPHC for a period of 10 years. Alexkor shall maintain the properties during this period and pay RPHC a sum of R45 million as the rental for the said 10 year lease of the properties. No rent has been paid because the properties have not yet been transferred to RPHC.

    (3) The Richtersveld Communal Property Association has no legal right to sell any of the houses in Alexander Bay.

    (4) The Richtersveld Communal Property Association has not sold any of the houses in Alexander Bay.

    QUESTION 266

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2010 [IQP No 2 -2010] SECOND SESSION, FOURTH PARLIAMENT

    Question 266 for Written Reply, National Assembly: Mr. P J C Pretorius (DA) to ask the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

    Whether a certain company (name furnished) currently has a fully operational Board of Directors; if not, (a) why not, (b) since what date has a board not been operational, (c) how are managerial decisions taken and (d) when will a new board be appointed; if so, (i) what are the names of the members of the board and (ii) when was each member appointed? NW282E

    REPLY:

    Ncera Farms Pty (Ltd) currently has no fully operational Board of Directors.

    a) On 22 January 2009 the late Mr. T. Marais (DDG: Corporate and Financial Services) withdrew in writing membership of himself, Mr. S. Malatji. Mr. M. Msizi and Mr. J. B. Venter from the Board of Ncera Farms Pty (Ltd), in terms of the Handbook for the appointment of persons to boards of State and state controlled institutions implemented by the Department of Public Service and Administration. On the 16th of April 2009 Mr. A.M. Hawes the Deputy Director General: Production and Resource Management was appointed by the Director General to replace Mr. Marais as caretaker of the Board;

    b) Since 24 February 2009 there has been no operational board because new board members have not yet been appointed;

    c) The day to day management decisions are taken by Mr. A. Stylianou, the CEO, and management of Ncera Farms Pty (Ltd). All major decisions are referred to Mr. A.M. Hawes (The Caretaker of The Board) for his approval before implementation. A detailed report of the activities of the Company is sent to the Caretaker of the Board at the end of every month;

    d) New board members will only be appointed once a strategic decision on Ncera farms has been finalized.

    e) Mr. A.M Hawes is the caretaker of the Board and Ms. N. Ngubelanga is the only member of the board who in terms of the regulations was not obliged to resign and therefore is still a member;

    i) Ms. N. Ngubelanga is the only remaining member of the board;

    ii) Ms. N. Ngubelanga was appointed as a member on 13 July 2006.

    QUESTION 267

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2010 [IQP No 2 -2010] SECOND SESSION, FOURTH PARLIAMENT

    Question 267 for Written Reply, National Assembly: Mr. P J C Pretorius (DA) to ask the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

    (1) Whether Phezukomkhono Cooperative operated a farming enterprise on the R34 Road near Empangeni; if so, (a) what was the extent of the farm, (b) when did the farming operation (i) commence and (ii) cease, (c) what products and what volumes, in each case, were produced by the farm, (d) how did the members of the Cooperative acquire the farm or was the acquisition financed, (e) who were the members of the Cooperative, and (f) why did the project cease.

    (2) Whether a forensic investigation was conducted into the affairs of the enterprise; if so, (a) when was the report finalised, (b) what was the finding, (c) whether the report has been handed to the police, and (d) whether anyone has been or will be prosecuted based on the findings; if so, why not.

    (3) Whether the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is prepared to make a statement on the matter.

    REPLY

    1. Yes.

    (a) The farm is 257ha in extent

    (b) (i) The farming operation commenced on the 27 August 2007

    (ii) The Project ceased to operate in 2007

    (c) The products produced were Paprika, vegetables, crops, poultry, aquaculture and mushrooms.

    (d) The acquisition was facilitated and financed by the Department of Land Affairs.

    (e) Members of the Cooperative were beneficiaries from Ndabayakhe, Matshana and Mkhandlwini Communities.

    (f) The Project ceased to operate due to group conflicts which could not be resolved and capacity constraints.

    2. No, the vandalism to the cooperative building and other immovable assets was reported to the Police.

    3. The Minister will in consultation with the responsible MEC in the Province of KZN at the appropriate time, make a statement regarding the status and challenges of Phezukomkhono Cooperative.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO 267

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19- 2010)

    Date reply submitted: 12 October 2010

    267. Mr M W Makhubela (COPE-Limpopo) to ask the Minister of Police:

    Whether he has been closely monitoring the number of charges laid against members of the SA Police Service for violent and brutal action against individuals or persons; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons for some SAPS members continuing to behave in a manner reminiscent of the past?

    CW339E

    REPLY:

    (1) Yes. Violent and brutal actions against individuals are closely monitored by Provincial and Divisional Commissioners. The necessary steps are being instituted in terms of the Discipline Regulations of the SA Police Service.

    (2) With regards to the question why some SA Police Service members continue to behave in a manner reminiscent of the past, it is the general perception formed by the public when police take the upper hand in arresting violent and brutal criminals or those disturbing public peace. Should there be any reported incident of brutality or behaviour reminiscent of the past, criminal and internal disciplinary steps are taken. In serious incidents the ICD is also asked to investigate

    QUESTION NO. 268

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 February 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 2)

    Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

    (1) What was the (a) 2009-10 budget allocation and (b) actual expenditure for antiretrovirals (ARVs) in each province as at the latest specified date for which information is available;

    (2) whether any changes have been introduced to the requirements for the awarding of tenders for ARVs when the current tender expires; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what changes?

    NW284E

    REPLY:

    The following information was obtained from the Provincial monthly financial reports and it includes drugs, laboratory costs and staffing as they are the main cost drivers. National Health does not receive data disaggregated according to the aforementioned budget lines:

    EASTERN CAPE

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R369 767 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R349 43 000.

    (2) Yes. The new ARV tender is being adapted to meet the requirements in the revised ART treatment guidelines, including drug quantities for those that are eligible for ARV based on their CD4 count threshold. Prices based on quantities that will be required to meet the demand will form part of the tender negotiations. Special conditions of contract requirements to ensure that we get the best price possible are being discussed with National Treasury. Once the advertisement is published in the Government Gazette, it will be in the public domain.

    FREE STATE

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R214 514 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R232 931 437 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    GAUTENG

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R753 172 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R781 030 000 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    KWAZULU/NATAL

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R1 121 575 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R1 121 583 000.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    LIMPOPO

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R256 467 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R258 473 000 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    MPUMALANGA

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R218 223 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R258 473 000 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    NORTHERN CAPE

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R51 439 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R75 931 000 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    NORTH WEST

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R314 767 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R311 809 000.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    WESTERN CAPE

    (1) (a) The total ART allocation for 2009/2010 was R280 635 000;

    (b) The reported ART expenditure at the end of 2009/2010 was R285 799 000 and an over-expenditure that will be covered within the grant allocation.

    (2) As in answer to (2) of the Eastern Cape above.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO 268

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19- 2010)

    Date reply submitted: 15 September 2010

    268. Mr M W Makhubela (COPE-Limpopo) to ask the Minister of Police:

    Whether any person or group has been arrested for fuelling and inciting xenophobic attacks on any person or groups of foreign nationals working and residing in South Africa; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

    CW340E

    REPLY:

    Yes, Christopher Mochedi Molokomme aged 33 years was arrested and appeared in court on 28 July 2010 on charges of Incitement to commit public violence as per Rabie Ridge CAS 397/07/2010.

    QUESTION NO. 269

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 February 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 2)

    Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

    Whether any provinces failed to submit any of their quarterly reports for the 2009-10 financial year to his department by the required date; if so, in each case, (a) when was the report required to have been submitted, (b) when was the report actually submitted and (c) what steps did his department take to ensure that the reports were submitted?

    NW285E

    REPLY:

    The tables below reflect the details in this regard.

    Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Conditional Grant *

    Province

    1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter

    3rd Quarter

    4th Quarter

    Comments

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Eastern Cape

    30th July

    15 Aug

    30th October

    31 Oct

    30th January

    17 Jan

    15 May

    30 April

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Free State

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    14 Oct

    30th January

    15 Jan

    15 May

    29 April

    A report tracking team to improve compliance

    Gauteng

    30th July

    7 Aug

    30th October

    2 Nov

    30th January

    5 May

    15 May

    11 May

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th July

    27 Aug

    30th October

    20 Oct

    30th January

    21 Jan

    15 May

    5 May

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Limpopo

    30th July

    16 Aug

    30th October

    27 Oct

    30th January

    25 Jan

    15 May

    13 May

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Mpumalanga

    30th July

    17 Jul

    30th October

    30 Oct

    30th January

    22 Jan

    15 May

    31 May

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Northern Cape

    30th July

    17 Aug

    30th October

    2 Nov

    30th January

    8 April

    15 May

    1 June

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    North West

    30th July

    21 Aug

    30th October

    24 Oct

    30th January

    22 Jan

    15 May

    15 April

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Western Cape

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    16 Nov

    30th January

    25 Jan

    15 May

    3 June

    A report tracking team set up to improve compliance

    Forensic Pathology Services

    Province

    1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter

    3rd Quarter

    Comments

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Eastern Cape

    30th July

    30th October

    30/10/09

    30th January

    16/02/10

    The province was phoned and e-mails were sent.

    Free State

    30th July

    20/07/10

    30th October

    25/10/09

    30th January

    02/02/10

    Gauteng

    30th July

    07/07/09

    30th October

    15/10/09

    30th January

    02/0210

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th July

    02/07/09

    30th October

    01/10/09

    30th January

    22/01/10

    Limpopo

    30th July

    20/07/09

    30th October

    28/10/09

    30th January

    25/01/10

    Mpumalanga

    30th July

    15/08/09

    30th October

    15/10/09

    30th January

    05/02/10

    Northern Cape

    30th July

    18/09/09

    30th October

    02/11/09

    30th January

    01/02/10

    North West

    30th July

    05/08/09

    30th October

    05/10/09

    30th January

    11/02/10

    Western Cape

    30th July

    13/08/09

    30th October

    15/10/09

    30th January

    29/01/10

    Health Professions Training and Development

    Province

    1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter

    3rd Quarter

    Comments

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Eastern Cape

    30th July

    12 Aug 2009

    30th October

    28 Oct 2009

    30th January

    28 Jan 2010

    All reports were submitted on time

    Free State

    30th July

    15 Jul 2009

    30th October

    27 Oct 2009

    30th January

    25 Jan 2010

    All reports were submitted on time

    Gauteng

    30th July

    21 Jul 2009

    30th October

    02 Nov 2009

    30th January

    02 Feb 2010

    All reports were submitted on time

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th July

    11 Aug 2009

    30th October

    18 Nov 2009

    30th January

    28 Jan 2010

    First and third quarter reports were submitted on time except second quarter report

    Limpopo

    30th July

    31 Jul 2009

    30th October

    16 Nov 2009

    30th January

    02 Feb 2010

    First and third quarter reports were submitted on time except second quarter report

    Mpumalanga

    30th July

    Not submitted

    30th October

    Not submitted

    30th January

    04 Feb 2010

    First and second quarter reports were not submitted. The third quarter report was submitted on time

    Northern Cape

    30th July

    13 Aug 2009

    30th October

    10 Nov 2009

    30th January

    29 Jan 2010

    All reports were submitted on time

    North West

    30th July

    Not submitted

    30th October

    30 Oct 2009

    30th January

    29 Jan 2010

    First quarter report not submitted. Second and third quarter reports were submitted on time.

    Western Cape

    30th July

    31July 2009

    30th October

    30 Oct 2009

    30th January

    29 Jan 2010

    All reports were submitted on time



    Hospital Revitalization

    Province

    1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter

    3rd Quarter

    Comments

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Due Date

    Date Submitted

    Eastern Cape

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    15 October

    30th January

    14 January

    All provinces fully complied by submitting the reports on time. Quarterly reports are submitted together with expenditure reports which are due on the 15th of each month; hence the submission dates for quarterly reports are on or before the 15th.

    During the second quarter Kwa Zulu Natal experienced some challenges with their IT System, as a result both the financial and non financial reports were received after the 15th of October 2009.

    Generally compliance with the Division of Revenue Act requirement is very satisfactory in terms of submission of reports by provinces.

    On quarterly basis National and Provincial Revitalisation Project Managers hold meetings to discuss the progress on all approved revitalisation projects. DORA compliance is also emphasised during these meetings.

    Free State

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    14 October

    30th January

    15 January

    Gauteng

    30th July

    14 July

    30th October

    14 October

    30th January

    15 January

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    20 October

    30th January

    15 January

    Limpopo

    30th July

    13 July

    30th October

    14 October

    30th January

    15 January

    Mpumalanga

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    13 October

    30th January

    15 January

    Northern Cape

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    13 October

    30th January

    14 January

    North West

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    15 October

    30th January

    13 January

    Western Cape

    30th July

    15 July

    30th October

    14 October

    30th January

    13 January

    National Tertiary Services Grant

    The directorate is mandated according to the grant framework to provide support visits to each province and hospital twice a year. Additional support visits are planned for the 2010/11

    Province

    1st Quarter

    Due Date

    Date submitted non-financial report

    Date Submitted financial report

    Comments

    Eastern Cape

    30th July

    27-Jul

    31-Jul

    Free State

    30th July

    28-Aug

    30-Jul

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report. The challenge was the use of the new reporting template for the province

    Gauteng

    30th July

    11-Aug

    14-Aug

    The directorate made follow up phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial and financial report

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th July

    07-Aug

    28-Aug

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial and financial reports.

    Limpopo

    30th July

    24-Aug

    14-Aug

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report.

    Mpumalanga

    30th July

    Not submitted

    07-Sep

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report. Signing of the report is a major challenge in the province

    Northern Cape

    30th July

    31-Jul

    31-Jul

    North West

    30th July

    Not submitted

    14-Aug

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report. The official that was sending data was transferred to another department.

    Western Cape

    30th July

    28-Jul

    31-Jul

    2nd Quarter

    Due Date

    Date submitted non-financial report

    Date Submitted financial report

    Comments

    Eastern Cape

    30th October

    30-Oct

    30-Oct

    Free State

    30th October

    09-Nov

    29-Oct

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    Gauteng

    30th October

    02-Nov

    30-Oct

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th October

    02-Nov

    30-Oct

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    Limpopo

    30th October

    28-Oct

    26-Oct

    Mpumalanga

    30th October

    Not submitted

    28-Oct

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    Northern Cape

    30th October

    30-Oct

    30-Oct

    North West

    30th October

    29-Oct

    30-Oct

    Western Cape

    30th October

    29-Oct

    30-Oct

    3rd Quarter

    Due Date

    Date submitted non-financial report

    Date Submitted financial report

    Comments

    Eastern Cape

    30th January

    29-Jan

    29-Jan

    Free State

    30th January

    29-Jan

    29-Jan

    Gauteng

    30th January

    08-Feb

    09-Feb

    The directorate made numerous phone calls (11) to the province to submit the non-financial and financial reports. The directorate also called facilities at it was getting really late. The signing off of the data was a challenge to the province

    KwaZulu-Natal

    30th January

    02-Feb

    28-Jan

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    Limpopo

    30th January

    02-Feb

    03-Feb

    The directorate made numerous phone calls and e-mails to the province to submit non-financial report

    Mpumalanga

    30th January

    02-Feb

    28-Jan

    The directorate made numerous phone calls to the province to submit non-financial report

    Northern Cape

    30th January

    29-Jan

    29-Jan

    North West

    30th January

    10-Feb

    28-Jan

    The directorate made numerous phone calls to the province to submit the non-financial report. It was discovered that the province is sending data to Hospital services directorate which is thus forwarded late to the NTSG Directorate.

    Western Cape

    30th January

    29-Jan

    29-Jan

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO 269

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19- 2010)

    Date reply submitted: 13 September 2010

    269. Mr M W Makhubela (COPE-Limpopo) to ask the Minister of Police:

    Whether the police have achieved any success in arresting persons and/or groups involved in child and female trafficking between 1 July 2009 and 31 July 2010; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

    CW341E

    REPLY:

    The South African Police Service achieved successes in arresting persons and/or groups involved in child and female trafficking and the relevant details are as follows:

    1. East London, the Eastern Cape: Two girls, 15-years-old and 16-years-old respectively, were rescued in East London, and one adult male was arrested and is in police custody. The matter is still in court.

    2. Project Saartjie was also registered in the Eastern Cape. It involved victims between the ages of 16 and 23. From December 2009 to March 2010 six adult males were arrested and they are still in police custody. The case is still in court.

    3. Ermelo, Mpumalanga: Eight adult males were arrested following a police raid and 19 female victims were rescued. Unfortunately one of them was murdered after refusing witness protection. The matter is still in court and the suspects are still in police custody.

    4. Heilbron, Free State: One adult male was arrested and a 14-year-old girl was rescued. The matter is still in court.

    6. Bloems Sepepruit, Free State: Two victims, 15-years-old and 17-years-old respectively, were rescued and one adult woman was arrested. The suspect is out on bail. The matter is still in court.

    7. Welkom, Free State: Four victims, 16-years-old and 18-years-old respectively, were rescued. Five adult males were arrested. The matter is still in court.

    8. Reitz, Free State: Three victims, between the ages of 16 and 17, were rescued. One adult male and two women were arrested. The accused are out on bail.

    9. Silverton, Gauteng: A nine-year-old Mozambican national was rescued and she is under witness protection. She was used as a domestic worker. The matter is with the DPP for a decision to be made (The mother gave her child to a prominent family for child minding in return for taking her to school, but that did not happen).

    QUESTION 270

    DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19/02/2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER 2 OF 2010

    Ms P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training:

    (1) How many medical graduates graduated from each medical school in each of the five most recent specified years for which information is available;

    (2) whether his department has any plans in place to increase the number of medical graduates; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what plans, (b) how many additional medical graduates will result from the implementation of these plans and (c) at what stage of development are these plans? NW286E

    REPLY:

    (1) Number of medical graduates from 2004 to 2008

    Institution

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    University of Cape Town

    159

    150

    185

    160

    164

    University of Limpopo

    238

    294

    239

    200

    150

    University of KwaZulu-Natal

    178

    298

    201

    189

    224

    University of the Free State

    167

    106

    105

    129

    109

    University of Pretoria

    180

    197

    207

    198

    200

    University of Stellenbosch

    148

    150

    170

    149

    167

    University of Witwatersrand

    205

    247

    170

    175

    189

    Walter Sisulu University

    119

    69

    89

    97

    103

    TOTAL

    1394

    1511

    1366

    1297

    1306

    (2) (a) The preparing of growth projections in the health sciences is part of the brief of the Health Sciences Review Committee. This is a joint committee of the Departments of Finance, Heath and Higher Education and Training. It is administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and includes as members representatives from HESA and the HPCSA.

    The Review Committee has concentrated its work on enrolment and graduation models for those undergraduate health sciences programmes which require access, for clinical training purposes, to provincial hospital services. These programmes include the MBChB.

    The Health Sciences Review Committee's enrolment and graduation models for the MBChB have allowed it to construct three scenarios for the period 2008 to 2020 for the eight universities which offer MBChB degrees.

    Scenario 1

    (b) The Department of Higher Education and Training has allocated infrastructure and clinical training funding to five universities which had indicated that they could increase their new intakes of MBChB students by 3% per annum. On this low growth scenario, the number of clinical students requiring access to provincial hospital services would, by 2020, be 665 (or 16%) higher than the total for 2008. The total of MBChB graduates would increase by only 175 (or 14%) in 2020 compared to 2008.

    Scenario 2

    This is a medium growth scenario. It assumes that all eight universities will increase their new undergraduate intakes by 3 percentage points above scenario 1. So the first five universities would be given 6% new intake growth targets, and the remaining three 3% growth rate targets. On this growth scenario, the number of students in the clinical years would, by 2020, be 1843 (or 43%) higher than the total for 2008. The total of MBChB graduates would increase by 504 (or 40%) in 2020 compared to 2008.

    Scenario 3

    This is a high growth scenario. It assumes that all eight universities will increase their new undergraduate intakes by a further 3 percentage points above scenario 2. On this scenario, the number of students in the clinical years would, by 2020, be 3059 (or 72%) higher than the total for 2008. The total of MBChB graduates would, on the scenario, increase by 800 (or 63%) in 2020 compared to 2008.

    The Health Sciences Review Committee has begun to determine what the costs would be of these and other enrolment and graduate growth scenarios in health sciences programmes. It has noted that the initial cost demands of growth in the MBChB will be high, even in the years before increased totals of graduates begin to emerge from the system. Costs will have to be incurred in employing additional academic staff as enrolments in the preclinical years begin to grow. Provision will have to be made for additional academic teaching space, particularly class rooms, class laboratories and staff offices.

    A major bottle neck in the system will be the demands which increases in clinical training will place on provincial hospital services. As enrolments grow in the clinical years (which would be three years after intakes increase), provision would have to be made for rapid increases in new training beds in provincial hospitals services. Provision would also have to be made for additional clinical supervisors and for additional service staff and running costs in those hospitals which are involved in the training of students.

    (c) The Health Sciences Review Committee will complete its work on these enrolment and cost models during the 2010/11 financial year. Its report will be submitted in the first instance to the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

    QUESTION NO. 271

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 February 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 2)

    Mrs P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

    How many medical graduates commenced community service in 2010?

    NW287E

    REPLY:

    1 197

    QUESTION NUMBER 271
    DATE OF PUBUCATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13 AUGUST 2010
    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER 19)

    271 Mr. K A Sinclair (COPE - NC) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

    (1) Whether any study has been done to ascertain the efficiency/productivity of a certain mine's (name furnished) diamond mining operations in Alexander Bay in comparison with a private sector mine of comparable size; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many carats of diamonds were being extracted annually at the said mine and (b) how did this compare with productivity in the private sector;

    (2). Whether anything needed to be done to increase the efficiency/productivity of the said mine; if so, what are the relevant details? CW343E

    REPLY

    (1) (a) No such study has been done by the Department of Mineral Resources, but according to the company's annual report it produced 26 059 carats in the 2009 financial year.

    (b) The Department has not done such comparison.

    (2) This is not a call for the Department but rather for the company to decide as this is considered to be a pure business decision that the company management would take.

    QUESTION 272

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER)

    Dr J C Kloppers-Lourens (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

    1) How many (a) black, (b) white, (c) coloured and (d) Indian children attended private schools in each province in the (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08 financial years;

    (2) how many private schools were registered with her department in each province in the (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08 financial years? NW288E

    Table 1: Number of learners in the ordinary independent school sector, by province and race, from 2003 to 2008

    Source: Annual School Survey 2003 to 2008

    Note:The data, as received from the provinces, are preliminary and must be treated with caution, since it has not been

    published in this format

    Compiler: raphuti.o@doe.gov.za

    Date: 19 February 2010

    Province

    DataYear

    AFRICAN/BLACK

    COLOURED

    INDIAN/ASIAN

    WHITE

    OTHER

    Total

    EC

    2003

    12052

    393

    175

    2492

    189

    15301

    2004

    10907

    574

    281

    2881

    157

    14800

    2005

    17313

    984

    210

    2271

    50

    20828

    2006

    22391

    841

    272

    1732

    118

    25354

    2007

    31572

    1433

    349

    3972

    236

    37562

    2008

    34405

    1665

    385

    4382

    283

    41120

    FS

    2003

    9273

    299

    133

    1784

    39

    11528

    2004

    14403

    1154

    261

    2436

    35

    18289

    2005

    9530

    169

    182

    1573

    29

    11483

    2006

    11572

    197

    150

    1509

    44

    13472

    2007

    11610

    235

    129

    1544

    81

    13599

    2008

    11995

    216

    160

    1558

    57

    13986

    GT

    2003

    63802

    3862

    10457

    40481

    3015

    121617

    2004

    74905

    3501

    11014

    43801

    660

    133881

    2005

    85481

    4565

    10827

    48935

    5160

    154968

    2006

    90978

    5230

    11991

    50532

    699

    159430

    2007

    92797

    7075

    12689

    56056

    2485

    171102

    2008

    99877

    6147

    13021

    57783

    2743

    179571

    KZ

    2003

    14469

    852

    10014

    13840

    1162

    40337

    2004

    16759

    858

    8410

    13174

    290

    39491

    2005

    18434

    909

    10048

    13898

    205

    43494

    2006

    18951

    957

    10290

    14287

    478

    44963

    2007

    19762

    1015

    11134

    13488

    272

    45671

    2008

    16939

    963

    7533

    11087

    184

    36706

    LP

    2003

    16212

    144

    243

    827

    11

    17437

    2004

    18057

    76

    357

    1392

    18

    19900

    2005

    19921

    176

    402

    1354

    19

    21872

    2006

    25411

    134

    469

    1221

    14

    27249

    2007

    25682

    113

    420

    1481

    17

    27713

    2008

    29997

    140

    672

    1642

    94

    32545

    MP

    2003

    10281

    141

    439

    3084

    72

    14017

    2004

    10454

    124

    462

    3220

    346

    14606

    2005

    11480

    164

    448

    3213

    405

    15710

    2006

    14417

    187

    538

    3089

    115

    18346

    2007

    10506

    241

    387

    1753

    15

    12902

    2008

    11117

    206

    557

    2994

    38

    14912

    NC

    2003

    1555

    693

    28

    396

    4

    2676

    2004

    393

    266

    258

    145

    1062

    2005

    1705

    483

    25

    400

    0

    2613

    2006

    1681

    538

    20

    358

    2

    2599

    2007

    1661

    552

    16

    602

    8

    2839

    2008

    1639

    546

    24

    629

    28

    2866

    NW

    2003

    7152

    253

    417

    1438

    54

    9314

    2004

    6635

    113

    401

    1633

    24

    8806

    2005

    9432

    242

    532

    1796

    22

    12024

    2006

    8445

    287

    536

    1754

    34

    11056

    2007

    8147

    250

    316

    1513

    49

    10275

    2008

    9728

    494

    606

    2170

    370

    13368

    WC

    2003

    4130

    4607

    349

    12960

    4422

    26468

    2004

    3327

    4088

    307

    10899

    5793

    24414

    2005

    3160

    3431

    217

    10203

    2279

    19290

    2006

    3786

    5065

    367

    11291

    4970

    25479

    2007

    3273

    3989

    358

    12278

    2192

    22090

    2008

    4894

    8465

    1008

    15188

    1092

    30647

    South Africa

    2003

    138926

    11244

    22255

    77302

    8968

    258695

    2004

    155840

    10754

    21493

    79694

    7468

    275249

    2005

    176456

    11123

    22891

    83643

    8169

    302282

    2006

    197632

    13436

    24633

    85773

    6474

    327948

    2007

    205010

    14903

    25798

    92687

    5355

    343753

    2008

    220591

    18842

    23966

    97433

    4889

    365721


    Table 2: Number of ordinary independent schools, by province, from 2003 to 2008

    Source: Annual School Survey 2003 to 2008

    Note:The data, as received from the provinces, are preliminary and must be treated with caution, since it has not been

    published in this format

    Date: 19 February 2010

    Province

    2003

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    EC

    56

    63

    71

    89

    110

    124

    FS

    56

    70

    54

    57

    54

    56

    GT

    295

    326

    365

    372

    403

    417

    KZ

    144

    144

    159

    159

    156

    133

    LP

    63

    72

    77

    96

    96

    113

    MP

    74

    75

    83

    83

    66

    75

    NC

    9

    6

    8

    10

    15

    16

    NW

    37

    37

    43

    45

    43

    52

    WC

    108

    106

    83

    107

    92

    129

    South Africa

    842

    899

    943

    1018

    1035

    1115

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO.: 272

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 AUGUST 2010

    Mr K A Sinclair (COPE-NC)) to ask the Minister of Economic Development:

    Whether his department (a) has examined the Department of Energy's Second Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2) and (b) was satisfied that the modelling which was presented would allow for a growing and expanding role for renewable energy given the backdrop of a rapid escalating climate change; if not, why not; if so, how freely would suppliers of renewable sources of clean energy be able to (i) enter the market and (ii) incrementally displace (aa) coal, (bb) oil and (cc) nuclear based energy without any governmental impediments? CW344E

    REPLY

    The second Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2) has not yet been finalised and is in the process of being developed. Government is committed to a growing and expanded role for renewable energy in view of the challenges of climate change and the opportunities it presents for the new green jobs. Once the IRP2 has been completed and approved, the Department of Energy will release details publicly.

    QUESTION 273

    Dr J C Klopper Lourens (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education

    With regard to the promise in the President's State of the Nation speech in February 2010, that "from this year onwards, all grade 3, 6 and 9 students will write literacy and numeracy tests that are independently moderated ", (a) on what date is it anticipated that the first of these tests will be written, (b) what is the state of readiness of the department for conducting these tests, who will be responsible for moderating these tests.

    REPLY:

    NATIONAL ANNUAL ASSESSMENT IN 2010 AND BEYOND

    The Department introduced annual national assessments (ANA) in grades 1 to 6 in 2008 as part of the Foundations for Learning campaign initially to (1) provide opportunity to those learners who may not be sampled for systemic evaluation surveys to also experience external assessments, (2) generate standardised evidence for monitoring the progress in the Department's programme to lay solid foundations for learning and (3) provide teachers with a variety of methods and techniques of assessing to make informed and appropriate choices. Fewer schools participated in 2008, however, in 2009 more than 90% of the schools participated in ANA. The ANA of 2009 also included assessment in language, mathematics and science in Grade 9.

    Informed by lessons learnt in the last two national assessments, in preparation for the 2010 national assessments, the Department is strengthening and improving both the quality and moderation/quality-assurance of the tests as well as the process of test administration. To this end, the Department:

    § has set aside R29 million (for the 2010/2011 financial year) to develop tests (including Braille); print tests for every learner in grades 3, 6 and 9 and distribute tests in relevant languages to the provinces.

    § is currently engaging a team of experts from various organizations that have expertise and a track record in developing tests. This team will assist the Department in moderating all tests.

    § will engage services of competent and efficient service providers to do external monitoring of test administration and marking in the sampled schools with grades 3, 6 and 9 to enable a system-wide report on whether the Department is attaining the national targets.

    § as in the 2008 and 2009 annual national assessments, guidance will be provided to schools regarding how to administer and mark the tests and report to parents.

    § 1,800 schools (an average of 200 schools per province) comprising approximately 135,000 learners in grades 3, 6 and 9 will be sampled. In these schools, an independent, competent and credible service provider(s) in the area of assessments will administer the tests, mark learner scripts, independently moderate the outcomes of the tests and prepare a national report.

    The transition grades (grades 3, 6 and 9) will write on specified dates in the first week of November 2010. A time-table is being communicated to schools together with a comprehensive outline plan of how all assessment in the system will be implemented in an integrated and seamless approach that seeks to improve school-based assessment and an external quality-assurance of the national assessments.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION 273

    DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 13/08/2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19-2010)

    Mr O de Beer (COPE-WC)) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

    Whether she has been informed that the Department of Emergency Services of Saldanha Municipality has refused to issue an occupational certificate to a certain school (name furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what plans are in place to rectify this situation and (b) what further plans are in place to ensure the safety of school children in the said school? CW345E

    Answer:

    The response received from Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is that the province has not been informed by the Department of Emergency Services of Saldanha Municipality that an occupation certificate was refused for any of its schools within the Saldanha Municipality area. The province will however, investigate the matter and rectify the situation, if there is indeed, such a case.

    QUESTION NUMBER 274

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 FEBRUARY 2010

    Dr D T George (DA) to ask the Minister of Finance:

    (1) When was the Reputation Management Department of the SA Revenue Services (SARS) established;

    (2) whether it has managed any cases since its inception; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many, (b) what are the details of each case, including the outcome and (c) how is the department structured, including number of staff and their salaries;

    (3) whether his department has access to funds to manage specific reputation-management cases; if so, what are the relevant details? NW290E

    REPLY:

    (1) As part of the organisational restructuring undertaken by SARS in 2007, a number of existing divisions and business units were combined under a single division responsible broadly for stakeholder relations and communications. This division was named Reputation Management.

    The following existing business units were incorporated into this division:

    · External Communications and Marketing (including media relations)

    · Internal Communications

    · Government Relations

    · International Relations

    · Corporate Relations and Corporate Social Investment

    In addition, a single new business unit was introduced at that time called Reputation Profile and Branding to oversee the corporate identity and branding of the organisation.

    (2) (a) As noted above, the Reputation Management division encompasses a number

    of different business units involved in a range of activities from stakeholder engagement, communications, media relations and marketing. The key activities, outcomes and achievements of these divisions are reported annually in the SARS Annual Report. Broadly, the business units are responsible for the following activities:

    (b) External Communications and Marketing: Responsible for the development and implementation of all external communication strategies including direct and indirect marketing, pamphlets, posters and other communication material. This unit also manages media relations. Among the key issues which have been dealt with are the marketing and communications for Tax Season and promotion of eFiling. The media unit has handled a range of media queries including on service challenges such as refund delays and problems experienced with the call centre and other service channels.

    Internal Communications: Responsible for the development and implementation of internal communications strategies including divisional communications. It is also responsible for the SARS intranet. Among the issues to be dealt with were the wage negotiations and industrial action during 2009.

    Government Relations: Responsible for managing SARS' relations with government including government departments, a variety of cabinet committees and other government structures. It also liaises with government as an employer. Among the issues to be dealt with were ensuring compliance with changes to the PAYE process in 2008 and 2009.

    International Relations: Responsible for bilateral and multilateral relations with regional and international governments and international tax, customs and trade organisations including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) among many others. Among the key issues to be dealt with was the establishment of the ATAF in 2009.

    Corporate Relations and Corporate Social Investment: Responsible for engagement and relations between SARS and a variety of business and labour organisations including professional bodies such as those representing the accounting and legal profession and other financial sector organisations. The CSI function manages the volunteer community involvement of SARS staff. During 2009 it also facilitated the donation of confiscated clothing to needy organisations in conjunction with the Department of Social Welfare and Department of Trade and Industry.

    Reputation Profile and Branding: Responsible for corporate identity and brand development and promotion within the organisation. Among the issues to be handled was ensuring alignment between process changes and the SARS brand positioning as a fair, efficient, effective and trustworthy organisation.

    (c) The Reputation Management Division forms part of Strategic Services. It is headed by a Group Executive to whom the heads of each of the business units described above report. The total staff complement for the division is 49 with a salary cost (total cost to company) of R20 767 106 for the financial year 2009/10.

    The following is a breakdown of staff for each section:

    · Office of the Group Executive: 2

    · External Communications and Marketing: 14

    · Internal Communications: 9

    · Government Relations: 7

    · International Relations: 14

    · Corporate Relations and Corporate Social Investment: 2

    · Reputation Profile and Branding: 1

    (3) No. The reputation management function is funded from the total budget allocation for the division which is intended to cover all costs including personnel costs, marketing and communication costs, media relations costs, printing and production costs, travel and other divisional expenses.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO.: 274

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 AUGUST 2010

    Mr O de Beer (COPE-WC)) to ask the Minister of Economic Development:

    Whether, with regard to a closure of a certain company (name furnished), he will ensure that (a) 4 000 job opportunities will not be lost within this district and (b) workers will be protected; if not, why not; if so, (i) what plans have been put in place in this regard and (ii) who is responsible to ensure that job opportunities are not lost? CW346E

    REPLY

    (a) The closure of any large manufacturing operation has substantial negative effects on employment, social welfare, economic development, investor confidence and tax revenues. Following the threat to close the Saldanha Steel plant, three government departments, namely, Trade and Industry (the dti), Mineral Resources (DMR) and the Economic Development Department (EDD) engaged with the relevant companies and concluded a new interim pricing agreement. The threat of the plant closure has accordingly been withdrawn.

    (b) The three departments are continuing with work to address long-term industrial and employment in steel-making and downstream industries.

    QUESTION NO 275

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 19 FEBRUARY 2010

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 2- 2010)

    Date reply submitted: 23 March 2010

    275. Ms AM Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1) Whether it is his department's practice to sell stolen vehicles on public auctions; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how much revenue was generated from each public auction of stolen vehicles auctioned in Krugersdorp in 2009;

    (2) whether the Government is pursuing any other mechanisms of dealing with stolen vehicles; if not, why not; if so, (a) what mechanisms, (b) why and (c) what kind of revenue does this mechanism generate for the government?

    NW291E

    REPLY:

    (1)(a) The South African Police Service does not sell any stolen vehicles on public auctions. The provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) along with Treasury instructions are adhered to.

    (i) Stolen recovered vehicles of which the identity (ownership) can be determined are handed over to the lawful owners in terms of section 31(1)(a) of the above Act.

    (ii) Unclaimed vehicles are forfeited to the State in terms of section 31(2) of the above Act. If the vehicle is suitable, it may be used by the South African Police Service as per Treasury Instructions and if found unsuitable it is compacted as per Treasury Instructions.

    (iii) Vehicles which are on a balance of probabilities stolen and of which the true identity cannot be determined, are forfeited to the State in terms of section 31(1)(b) of the above Act. Thereafter if the vehicle is suitable, it can be used by the South African Police Service as per Treasury Instructions and if it is not suitable for use it is compacted as per Treasury Instructions.

    (1)(b) No stolen vehicles were auctioned In Krugersdorp in 2009.

    (2)(a) The South African Police Service along with the Department of Transport, both under the guidance of Business Against Crime have initiated projects in order to enhance the identity of motor vehicles by means of the so-called microdotting technology as well as a project aimed at enhancing vehicle registration processes which are exploited by criminals.

    (2)(b) As explained above the microdotting technology is aimed at enhancing the identity of a motor vehicle by spraying a vehicle with 10 000 dots on 88 places containing a vehicle identification number. The rationale for this initiative is to prevent the ease by which the identities of stolen vehicles can be changed and thereby making it at times virtually impossible to ascertain a stolen vehicles true identity, and consequently its lawful owner. The reason for the project aimed at enhancing the vehicle registration processes is due to the fact that criminals exploit the registration system and clone stolen vehicles. This is also the reason why the South African Police Service as from 2003 ventured into the compacting of vehicles as auctions were exploited by criminals to obtain a vehicle's documentation and transfer the purchased vehicles particulars to another stolen vehicle.

    (2)(c) The revenue generated by compacting is limited to the sale of the scrap metal, glass etc which remains after compacting has taken place. The focus of the Government should, however, not be to generate income out of stolen vehicles, but to identify these vehicles and hand it back to the lawful owners.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    FRIDAY, 20 AUGUST 2010

    275. Mr T D Harris (DA-WC) to ask the Deputy President:

    (1) Whether the Government played any role in the Kimberly Process Zimbabwe report; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, who represented South Africa in the process;

    (2) whether any South African diplomats in Zimbabwe were involved or assisted in the process; if not, why not; if so, what was the nature of their involvement? CW352E

    REPLY

    As stated by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, in response to National Assembly Written Question number 1953 neither the Government nor its representatives played any role in the draft report in question.

    The author of the draft report is Mr. Abbey Chikane, the South African former founding Chairman of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). Mr. Chikane was appointed as the KP Monitor for Zimbabwe in terms of an Administrative Decision on Zimbabwe, which included a Joint Work Plan to bring Zimbabwe back to full compliance with the minimum requirements of the KPCS, which was adopted by the November 2009 plenary meeting of the KPCS, held in Swakopmund, Namibia.

    The Working Group on Monitoring of the KPCS, of which South Africa is a member, appointed Mr. Chikane to his position and agreed with Zimbabwe on his Terms of Reference. In his capacity as KP Monitor, Mr. Chikane is mandated by and reports to the Working Group on Monitoring in overseeing the implementation of the JWP.

    The draft report in question was written by Mr. Chikane, in his capacity as the KP Monitor, following his second visit to Zimbabwe, which took place from 24 to 28 May 2010. The findings and conclusions in the report are therefore those of the KP Monitor. Unfortunately, it would appear that certain reports in the media have confused the fact that Mr. Chikane represents the KPCS and does not represent South Africa in his role as the KP Monitor for Zimbabwe.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

    (For written reply)

    QUESTION NO. 270

    INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 19

    DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 August 2010

    Mr K A Sinclair (COPE-NC) to ask the Minister of Tourism:

    (1) Whether his department has done any analysis to determine whether there had been an increase in the amount of money that was spent for each tourist during the 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament, as compared to the R7 000 average spent by normal tourists in 2009; If not, when will the analysis be done; if so

    (a) How much more was spent on average for each tourist during the World Cup tournament and;

    (b) What steps were being taken to ensure that the country continued to attract visitors in the period following the World Cup Tournament?

    CW342E Mr K A Sinclair (COPE-NC) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

    HANSARD

    PAPERS OFFICE

    PRESS

    THE MINISTER OF TOURISM ANSWERS:

    (1) Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) publishes monthly arrival statistics 4 months after the reference month due to the time required for processing and analyses. The results of the trend and impact analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on tourism are expected in the fourth quarter of 2010. The results will only be released once StatsSA has released the total arrival statistics for June and July 2010.

    (a) Not applicable.

    (b) South African Tourism will maintain their marketing strategy as per their approved

    business plan.

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES FOR WRITTEN REPLY

    QUESTION NO 258

    DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: WEDNESDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2010

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST 2010 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 19 – 2010)

    Mr D A Worth (DA - FS) asked the Minister of Transport:

    (1) Whether he held any discussions with the Minister of Finance with a view of setting up a national dedicated road fund to use money from the fuel levy for purposes of allocating money to provinces on a proportional basis for the maintenance of roads, in order to stop provinces from requesting the SA National Roads Agency to maintain their roads; if not, (a) why not and (b) how is the fuel levy currently accessed for road maintenance; if so, what are the relevant details;

    (2) whether any agreement has been reached that such a dedicated road fund will be established; if not, why not; if so, when is it anticipated that it will be fully functional;

    (3) whether any steps are planned to ring-fence funding for road maintenance; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? CW330E

    ______________________________________________________________________

    REPLY:

    The Minister of Transport:

    (1) (a)

    National Treasury has established a task team with various stakeholders, including the Department of Transport (DoT), to formulate clear policy guidelines for the allocation of roads funding in South Africa at all spheres. Furthermore, I am in discussions with Cabinet to chart a way forward on this matter.

    (b)

    The fuel levy is currently treated as a "general tax" that ends up with rest of Government Income at National Treasury from where it gets allocated by National Treasury towards all the various needs identified in South Africa, not just roads needs.

    Allocations to all non-toll roads, whether directly through the DoT, or fiscal transfers, are made from tax-based revenues. These revenues include the fuel levy.

    (2) No agreement has been reached on the establishment of a dedicated road fund with regard to income source. Work has however progressed with regard to "ring-fencing" the budget allocations from National Treasury for maintenance roads.

    (3) Yes, National Treasury is working on guidelines with regard to "ring-fencing" the allocations from National Treasury for maintenance of roads.

    QUESTION NUMBER 260
    (Internal Question Paper NW275E - 2009)
    Mrs M Wenger (DA) to ask the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

    1. What are the (a) names and (b) details of the 42% municipalities that did not report on their performance as indicated in the findings of the Auditor General's report for the 2008-09 financial years? NW275Em

    REPL.Y

    According to the information received from the Auditor-General. 110 municipalities out of 283 did not report on their performance. The following are the names of the municipalities that did not report on their performance:

    NO

    Province

    Municipal /Entity

    Expected / actual date of tabling of the annual report

    1

    EC

    Alfred Nzo District

    29-Mar-10

    2

    EC

    Amahlathl

    31-Mar-10

    3

    EC

    Amathole District

    31-Mar-10

    4

    EC

    Arna/hole Economic Development

    31-Mar-10

    Aaencv

    5

    EC

    Baviaans

    31-Mar-10

    6

    EC

    Buffalo City

    31-Mar-10

    7

    EC

    Buffalo City Development Agency

    31-Mar-10

    8

    EC

    Camdeboo

    31-Mar-10

    9

    EC

    Centenary Hall

    31-Mar-10

    10

    EC

    Chris Han; District

    Not yet scheduled

    11

    EC

    Emalahleni

    31-Mar-10

    12

    EC

    Engcobo

    30-Apr-10

    13

    EC

    Feather Market

    31-Mar-10

    14

    EC

    Ikwezi

    31-Mar-10

    15

    EC

    Ingquza Hilt

    29-Mar-10

    16

    EC

    Inkwanca

    31-Mar-10

    17

    EC

    Intsika

    16-Mar-10

    18

    EC

    Inxuba Yethemba

    04-Feb-10

    19

    EC

    Kouga

    H-Mar-10

    20

    EC

    Mandela Bay Development Agency

    31-Mar-10

    21

    EC

    Mbhashe

    17":Mar-10

    22

    EC

    Mnquma

    31-Mar-10

    23

    EC

    Nelson Mandala Metro

    31-Mar-10

    24

    EC

    Ngqushwa

    Not yet scheduled

    25

    EC

    Nkonkobe

    02-Mar-10

    26

    EC

    Ntinga OR Tambo Development

    31-Mar..10

    Agency

    27

    EC

    Nxuba

    15-Feb-10

    28

    EC

    Nyandeni

    31-Mar10

    29

    EC

    OR Tambo District

    31-Mar-10

    30

    EC

    Port St Johns

    Not yet scheduled

    31

    EC

    Sakhisizwe

    31-Mar-10

    32

    EC

    Senqu

    31-Mar-10

    33

    EC

    Sundays River Valley

    Not yet scheduled

    34

    EC

    Ukhahlamba District

    09-Apr-10

    35

    EC

    Umzimvumbu

    31-Mar-10

    36

    FS

    Centlec (pty) LId

    31 March 2010*

    37

    FS

    Letsemeng

    23-Feb-10

    38

    FS

    Mafube

    09-Feb-10

    39

    FS

    Malutl-A-Phofung

    31 March 2010.

    40

    FS

    Mantsopa

    31 March 2010.

    41

    FS

    Masilonyana

    01-Feb-10

    42

    FS

    Matjhabeng

    10 March 2010.

    43

    FS

    Nala

    31 March 2010*

    44

    FS

    Naledi

    22-Feb-10

    45

    FS

    Ngwathe

    24-Feb-10

    46

    FS

    Nketoana

    12-Mar-10

    47

    FS

    Phumelela

    31 March 2010.

    48

    FS

    Setsoto

    31 March 2010"

    49

    FS

    Tswelopele

    31 March 2010*

    50

    GP

    Lesedi local Municipality

    23-Feb-10

    51

    GP

    Metsweding District Municipality

    21..Feb-10

    52

    GP

    Nokeng Tsa Taemane

    Awaiting confirmation

    53

    GP

    Randfonteln Local Municipality

    03.Feb.10

    54

    GP

    Sedlbeng District Municipality

    Expected in Mar-10

    55

    GP

    Westonaria Local Municipality

    02-Feb-10

    56

    KZN

    eMadlangeni

    No - date not available

    57

    KZN

    Indaka

    01-Feb-10

    58

    KZN

    Mbonambl

    18-Feb-10

    59

    KZN

    Mkhambathini

    No - date not available

    60

    KZN

    Umgungundlovu District

    04-Feb-10

    61

    LP

    B10uberg

    *30 March 2010

    62

    LP

    Elias Motsoaledi

    *Before 31 March 2010

    63

    LP

    Greater Letaba

    26-Feb-10

    64

    LP

    Greater Tubatse

    .11 March 2010

    65

    LP

    Greater Tzaneen

    23-Feb-10

    66

    LP

    Lephalale

    No date available

    67

    LP

    Makhudutamaga

    No date available

    68

    LP

    MogalakwenEi

    24-Feb-10

    69

    LP

    Mookgophong

    No date available

    70

    LP

    Mutale

    No date available

    71

    LP

    ThuJamefa

    No date available

    72

    LP

    Vhembe District

    No date available

    73

    LP

    Waterberg District

    No date available

    74

    MP

    Dipaflseng

    30-Apr-10

    75

    MP

    Dr JS Moroka

    #REF!

    76

    MP

    Emalahleni

    04-Mar-10

    77

    MP

    Mkhondo

    Audit not completed

    78

    MP

    Msukaligwa

    Audit not completed

    79

    MP

    Pixley Ka Seme (Volksrust)

    #REFI

    80

    MP

    Thaba Chweu

    #REF!

    81

    NC

    Dikgatlong

    11-Feb-10

    82

    NC

    Ga-Seoonvane

    22-Feb-10

    83

    NC

    KailGarib

    16-Feb-10

    84

    NC

    Kamiesbem

    03-Feb-10

    85

    NC

    Kareeberg

    16-Feb-10

    86

    NC

    Karoo Hoogland

    16-Feb-10

    87

    NC

    Khat-Me

    04-Mar-10

    88

    NC

    Maaareng

    Report not tabled yet. expected tabling 31-Mar-

    2010

    89

    NC

    Mier

    23-Feb-10

    90

    NC

    Moshaweng Local

    24-Feb-10

    91

    NC

    Rlchtersveld

    03-Feb-10

    92

    NC

    Sivancuma

    23-Feb-10

    93

    NC

    Sol Plaatje

    03-Feb-10

    94

    NC

    Ubuntu

    11.Feb-10

    95

    NW

    Sojanala Platinum District

    25-Mar-10

    96

    NW

    Dr Kenneth Kaunda District

    no date available

    97

    NW

    Lekwa-Teemane

    31-Mar-10

    98

    NW

    Mafikeng

    01-Feb-10

    99

    NW

    Naledi

    no date available

    100

    NW

    Ramotshere Moiloa

    no date available

    101

    NW

    Rustenburg

    3Q-Mar-10

    102

    NW

    Rustenburg Water Services Trust

    30-Mar-10

    103

    NW

    Tlokwe

    09-Feb-10

    104

    WC

    Beaufort West

    28-Feb-10

    105

    WC

    Cape Agulhas

    24-Feb-10

    106

    WC

    Central Karoo District

    28-Feb-10

    107

    WC

    laingsburg

    31-Mar-10

    108

    we

    Prins Albert

    31-Mar-10

    109

    WC

    Saldanha Bay

    22-Feb-10

    110

    WC

    Swellendam

    31-Mar-10