Questions & Replies: Question & Replies No 1101 to 1150

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2008-11-27

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QUESTION 1103

DATE OF PUBLICATION: Friday, 27 June 2008

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 of 2008

Dr R Rabinowitz (IFP) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(1) Whether she will ensure that her department (a) monitors and (b) reduces its carbon footprint with immediate effect; if so, how will this be done;

(2) whether this will include the phasing out of glossy publications from all agencies or councils reporting to her; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) (a) what is the estimated cost of all such (i) reports and (ii) publications per annum in the case of these agencies and all other working documents of her department and (b) what kinds of (i) energy are being used in the offices of her department and (ii) energy saving measures are being implemented in these offices?

NW1230E

REPLY

(1) (a) & (b) Yes. The Department of Home Affairs is committed to the implementation of the Programme of Energy Efficient Measures in National Government Buildings, as approved by Cabinet, which includes the monitoring and reduction of the use of energy by National Departments. We are currently working on a plan in this regard. The finalised plan will be costed and implemented.

(2) This is dependent on the plan that will be implemented.

(3)(a)(i) & (ii) As per the table below:

Department of Home Affairs:

Financial year

Costs

Number of copies

2001/02

Reprint

R44,706,02

R28,309,79

1800

1000

2002/03

R92,952,00

6000

2003/04

R118,070,94

3000

2004/05

R141,802,21

3000

2005/06

R169,555,60

5000

2006/07

R191,244,30

5000

2007/08

R R275,973,80

3000

(3)(b)(i) The Department of Home Affairs utilises electricity supplied by Eskom through the various local municipalities, as it does not have its own source of energy.

(3)(b)(ii) The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) did not embark on a specific energy savings audit. However, the matter was raised with the Department of Public Works (DPW) who is enrolled to do energy savings audits at offices of all National Departments, including all the offices of the Department of Home Affairs. DPW will, subsequent to its findings, issue recommendations on energy saving methods, as well as, energy saving devices that must be installed at the various offices of the Department.

Whilst we await the DHA audit report, we have as an interim measure done the following to address energy saving:

- Discontinued with the installation of geysers

- Requested officials to no longer use portable bar heating systems

As part of our contingencies during load shedding (power-cuts), the Department has installed 11 power generators and uninterrupted power supply at state owned buildings. Further rollout to our Regional Offices will be led by DPW.

Film and Publication Board (FPB):

(3)(a)(i) & (ii) The annual cost of publications, including the Annual Report, is estimated at about R190,000,00. These are necessary and unavoidable publications for the benefit of the public, such as schools and community organisations.

(3)(b)(i) As the FPB does not have its own source of energy, it is utilising electricity supplied by Eskom through the various local municipalities

(3)(b)(ii) The FPB embarked on standard energy saving methods, which include that electrical equipment are switched off when not in use, to use electrical lighting only where and when necessary, utilisation of energy saving light bulbs and to ensure that electricity in all offices are switched off after hours.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC):

(3)(a)(i) Three (3) reports at a total cost of R199,818,64 in the 2007/08 financial year.

(3)(a)(ii) Twenty three (23) publications, which included manuals, pamphlets, flyers, banners, programs, modules, folders and brochures at a total cost of R999,545,42 in the 2007/08 financial year.

(3)(b)(i) Electricity – with standby diesel generators in a limited number of cases.

(3)(b)(ii) - All non-essential electrical equipment such as lights and air-conditioners are switched-off after working hours.

- The IEC uses electronic communication as its prime means of communicating, both internally and externally. This includes working documents, newsletters and the like. Large amounts of paper are thus saved.

- The IEC embarked on a program in 2007 to plant a tree at every school it uses as a voting station as a means of reducing its carbon footprint. The cost is being covered by donations and staff contributions.

QUESTION NO. 1104

Dr R Rabinowitz (IFP) to ask the Minister of Housing:

1. Whether she will ensure that her department (a) monitors and (b) reduces its carbon footprint with immediate effect; if so, how will this be done;

2. Whether this will include the phasing out of glossy publications from all agencies or councils reporting to her; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

3. (a) what is the estimated costs of all such (i) reports (ii) publications per annum in the case of these agencies and all other documents of her department and (b) what kinds of (i) energy are being used in the offices of her department and (ii) energy saving measures are being implemented in these offices?

REPLY

The response below applies to the National Department of Housing and, the following Housing Institutions – National Home Builders Registration Council; National Housing Finance Corporation; Rural Housing Loan Fund; Servcon; NURCHA; Thubelisha and Social Housing Foundation.

(1a) The National Department of Housing currently monitors and evaluates the impact of National Housing Policies, Programmes and Projects. There are currently no specific mechanisms in place for the monitoring of the carbon footprint as pertains to the national Department of Housing and it's Housing Institutions.

(1b) In view of the growing importance of the issue of managing national carbon footprints globally, the Department will have to consider the role of the Monitoring & Evaluation unit in investigating the problem. This action will also lead to the need to consult with other relevant Departments such as the Departments of Environment Affairs and Tourism, as well as Minerals and Energy and others in order to develop collaborative strategies regarding carbon footprints.

Once this consultation and processes have been completed, my Department may be in a position to develop and provide all relevant entities with guidelines on how to conserve energy and promote a healthy environment.

2. The Department and the Housing Institutions that report to the Minister of Housing primarily produce non-glossy publications aimed at imparting information to all stakeholders in the housing sector. Among these are factual Z-fold pamphlets that inform beneficiaries of housing access criteria and existing housing programmes.

Currently the only glossy publications produced are Annual Reports/Reviews which are statutorily required for 'tabling' to Parliament (750 copies per entity and the Department).

As part of the investigation and development of a strategy to manage the issue of reducing the Departmental carbon footprint, the unit tasked with this function will be required to make recommendations on the development of environmentally friendly strategies in terms of energy audits at construction sites, recycling programmes and, production alternatives.

Currently the Department and some of the entities are already applying environmentally friendly strategies that contribute to the conservation of the environment. Among these are:

· the use of environmentally friendly paper for the production of Annual Reports;

· the reduction of the full copy print runs to meet the requirements for Parliamentary 'tabling' quotas and;

· extensive use of alternative methods such as DVD's and, the Website.

In addition to the Website smaller hard copy quantities of the summarised version of the report will be produced to cut down on the impact on the environment.

· availing in-house documents and reports in electronic format for employees to read on their Computers instead of printing hard copies.

(3a)

(i) Estimated costs for Annual Reports are R1 251 558.00

(ii) Estimated costs for Publications per annum are R765 000.00

The costs tabulated in these figures account for bulk multi-lingual (11 languages) printing of publications (and exceeds the six languages of the National Language Framework) aimed at reaching the primary target markets in their own mother tongue languages. This is especially the case with the national Department which also supplies Provinces and Municipalities with copies for on-going local distribution.

(3b)

(i) Energy used in the offices is electricity supplied by Eskom or the Local Municipalities within which organisations operate.

(iii) Energy saving measures implemented include:

· Electricity:

i. Switching off unused lights during the day as well as all lights at the end of the working day.

ii. Replacing conventional light bulbs with energy saving light bulbs.

iii. Switching off computers when not in use as well as removing screen savers from computer screens.

iv. Unplugging cellular phone chargers when not in use.

v. Connecting several officers to fewer printers.

vi. Severely limit the number of Colour printers available for staff use.

vii. Conversion of air conditioners to individual operation controls instead of being centrally operated.

viii.

· Paper:

i. Produce, distribute and store press cuttings electronically.

ii. Electronic editing/comments for Draft documents.

iii. Double sided printing.

iv. Re-cycle used paper via re-cycling bins and, printing drafts on used paper.

v. Electronic stock control, orders and receipt issuing;

vi. Electronic presentation and distribution of 'Presentations' at meetings;

vii. Printing of limited quantities of in-house Newsletters which are also accessible on the Website/Intranet;

viii. Limited bulk printing of official Stationary (eg. letterheads, fax sheets, invitations, cards etc.) – the template/master copies are available from the Intranet for individual downloading;

ix. All staff have access (at own Desk or Library) to the Intranet where they can access official documents to read or print if necessary.

x. Reduction of the number of publication subscriptions.

· Others:

i. Encourage staff to share cars when attending the same meetings;

ii. Promotion of teleconferencing to avoid travel to meetings.

While these energy saving measures are not exhaustive, the entities and the Department will continue to explore alternative methods for environmentally friendly ways of doing business and, develop campaigns to conscientise employees on the need to save energy at work and at home.

Question 1107

Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether the new Motor Industry Development Programme, which is due to be released in August 2008, provide incentives for manufacturers of at least 50 000 of a range per annum; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?NW1843E

Response:

The dti is in the process of finalising the new support programme for the motor industry. It is envisaged that the support programme will focus on value addition whilst being consistent with South Africa's multilateral obligations. It is likely to take the form of a subsidy to support production platforms or investment plans.

Question 1108

Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether the entry of new Chinese and Indian motor vehicles had an effect on the profit margins and production of South African motor vehicle component manufacturers; if so, what are the relevant details?NW1844E

Response:

It is important to note that since opening up the domestic market in the 1990's by significantly reducing tariff protection as well as allowing for rebating of import duties using special customs dispensations and rebate certificates acquired by automotive exporters, the volume and variety of imported vehicles has increased. Whilst this situation provides for competition in the market place to the benefit of the consumer, there are views that it might have a negative impact on local component suppliers who are faced with additional competition from global suppliers.

The dti cannot at this stage comment on whether the entry of new Chinese and Indian motor vehicles have had an effect on the profit margins and production of South African motor vehicle component manufacturers. There are a number of factors that impact on the profit margins and production of local motor vehicle component manufacturers. These include the exchange rate, competition in the market place, internal firm competitiveness, supply chain efficiencies, cost of capital, sales levels and ability to supply the required quality at the required time and quantity.

Some aftermarket automotive suppliers are now also supplying parts and providing services to support imported vehicles.

QUESTION NUMBER 1109

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 June 2008

Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Finance:

What is the date for the opening of the National Payment System to non-bank participants? NW1845E

REPLY:

The Competition Commission released the report with the Panel on the Banking Enquiry on the 25th June 2008. National Treasury is currently in discussions with the Competition Commission, the Department of Trade and Industry and other role-players regarding the process for government to respond to the recommendations. It is therefore too early for National Treasury to comment on definite timelines to effect the recommendations.

While several of the recommendations allude to broadening access to non-banks, some actions have already been taken that partially address access to the payment system by these institutions. For example, National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank have already taken a policy decision which led to the proposed amendment as reflected in clause 35 (c) of the General Financial Services Amendment Bill, 2008 which was passed by the National Assembly on 24 June 2008. This Bill, once promulgated, will empower the South African Reserve Bank to designate a clearing system participant provided the participant fulfils all the necessary conditions and meets the criteria for participation in the settlement system established by the South African Reserve Bank in consultation with the payment system management body.

The above-mentioned criteria and conditions have not yet been finalised. Finalisation and issuing of the criteria and conditions by the South African Reserve Bank will depend on the date of promulgation of the General Financial Services Amendment Bill and the period required to engage in meaningful consultation with the relevant parties.

QUESTION NO 1110

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008: INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20-2008

"1110. Mrs D van der Walt (DA) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture:

Whether a tender was put out by his department for the supply and installation of new closed-circuit television cameras for the Iziko Museums; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which companies tendered, (b) what are the details of each tender received, (c) which company was awarded the tender and (d) why was the company awarded the tender?"

NW1846E

REPLY:

A tender for the supply and installation of new CCTV cameras for some Iziko museums was put out by the Department of Public Works (not by the Department of Arts and Culture).

(a) The companies that submitted tenders were:

§ Provicom Risk Solutions;

§ JFE Electronic Engineers;

§ Secure Electronics; and,

§ Nolitha Engineers.

(b) The details are as follows:

COMPANY

PRICE

POINTS

Provicom Risk Solutions

R 7,150,045.43

90

JFE Electronic Engineers

R 7,656,020.24

84.35

Secure Electronics

R 7,704,458.43

92.52

Nolitha Engineers

R 8,625,194.80

76.86

(c) The tender was awarded to Secure Electronics.

(d) We have confirmed that Secure Electronics scored the highest points in terms of the Supply Chain Management Rules and Procedures of the Department of Public Works (DPW), and was therefore awarded the tender. The criteria for the evaluation were based on price and preference due to nominated contractors being used, which was approved by the DPW Regional Bid Committee.

Question 1111

Mr L B Labuschagne (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1) Whether the systems to evaluate broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard and the progress of compliance by the firms are in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) What criteria must firms have to be able to evaluate and report on compliance by other firms with the BBBEE scorecard;

(3) Whether firms reporting and evaluating compliance of other firms with the BBBEE scorecard should be registered with his department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) Whether fees levied by such firms are regulated; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?NW1847E

Response:

(1) The Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE, in terms of Code 000 sub-section 10.1 state that the verification of BEE compliance is encouraged, and that the dti will from time to time issue guidelines on the verification process.

The Codes state that, the dti together with relevant stakeholders will develop a Verification Manual that will be used as a guideline by all Verification Agencies when conducting verifications. The dti has finalized the development of the Verification Manual and is in the process of gazetting it.

The Codes further state in sub-section 10.3, that the South African National Accreditations (SANAS) will conduct the accreditation BEE Verification Agencies on behalf of the dti. This accreditation process is at an advanced stage and it is expected to be completed by 31 August 2008.

(2) For firms to be accredited as BEE Verification Agencies, they have to comply with SANASrequirements, the minimum standards as set out in the Verification Manual and ensure that beyond accreditation these standards are upheld. These requirements include the following:

· The BEE Verification Agency shall be a legal enterprise.

· The BEE Verification Agency shall demonstrate competence in order to apply BEE knowledge and skills effectively.

· The BEE Verification Agency shall demonstrate adequate expertise in the field of both B-BBEE verification and reporting thereof.

The process of becoming a BEE Verification Agency has been opened to all players in the market, including Auditors, Accountants, Legal firms and Consultants.

(3) Sub-section 10.3 of the Codes of Good Practice for B-BBEE states that SANAS will conduct accreditation of BEE verification agencies and that SANAS will on behalf of the dti, develop, maintain and enforce the accreditation criteria. Therefore, these firms will be registered with the SANAS as accredited verification agencies and their details will be available on the dti website.

(4) The fees levied by the Verification Agency are not regulated and the fee structure will be determined and regulated by the market. However, it must be noted that according to the Codes of Good Practice, firms which have an annual turnover of less than R5 million will be exempted from being verified, as these are considered Exempted Micro Enterprises. Firms that have an annual turnover of between R5 million and R35 million can elect to be verified on 4 out of 7 elements of the scorecard. The fees for this category will therefore be reduced. It is only firms that have a turnover of more that R35 million which will be verified on all 7 elements of the scorecard.

Question 1113

Mr L B Labuschagne (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1) Whether he has taken any steps to ensure that the distribution agencies of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund cope with the multitude of applications timeously; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) Whether he will ensure that applications are dealt with on a needs basis rather than in a chronological order of receipt; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) Whether the distribution agencies are staffed to perform their tasks in view of the increasing number of applicants; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?NW1849E

Response:

(1) the dti is reviewing the Lotteries Act (Act 57, 1997). Part of the review includes a study that deals with the capacity challenges of the distribution agencies. This study will inform amendments to the Lotteries Act. the dti is currently assessing interim measures to address the capacity constraints.

(2) Applications will continue to be looked at chronologically as this is the best method of ensuring fairness to applicants. It would be difficult to establish fair criteria for a needs approach and may open the process to abuse.

(3) The staff complement of distribution agencies will be reviewed in view of the increase in the number of applicants being received by the agencies.

Question 1114

Mr M Swart (DA) to ask the Minister for Public Enterprises:

How many SA Airways flights that were scheduled to depart from the OR Tambo Airport in March 2008, departed later than the scheduled time of departure? NW1850E

Reply:

Number of flights

March 2008

April 2008

May 2008

Flight departures 15 minutes or more after scheduled time of departure (STD)

976

664

466

Flight departures within STD

1,380

1,520

1,762

Total flight departures

2,356

2,184

2,228

Percentage on time (within STD)

58.6%

69.6%

79.1%

The number of SAA flights that departed more than 15 minutes late for the months of March 2008, April 2008 and May 2008 from OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is set out in the table below:

NB: On time departures in March and April 2008 were negatively affected by the change over of ground handling services at ORTIA.

Question1115

Ms A M Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

(1) Whether any bonuses have been paid to workers of the SA Airways in each of the past three financial years; if not, why not; if so, (a) to how many workers, (b) what is the total value of these bonuses and (c) what is the value of bonuses paid to each level of the workforce;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the payment of bonuses to workers in view of bonuses paid to the management of the SAA? W1852E

Reply:

(1)(a-c)In support of South African Airway's restructuring and financial recovery, no bonuses were paid for the 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 financial years. The last time SAA paid performance bonuses was in the 2004/ 2005 financial year.

(2) A statement will not be made, as bonuses were not paid for the past three financial years.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Sandra Coetzee Alec Erwin, MP

Acting: Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

QUESTION 1116 :

Ms AM Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Labour:

(1) Whether the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has any policy regarding beneficiaries using agents to claim on their behalf; if so, what policy;
(2) whether the Fund concluded an agreement in November 2007 with a certain firm (name furnished) to claim from the Fund on behalf its clients; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;
(3) whether the Fund uses the last four years' working history to approve a beneficiary's claim; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;
(4) whether he will make a statement regarding the alleged high rates charged by the agents to the beneficiaries when making claims on their behalf? NW1853E

REPLY * 1116 The Minister of Labour replied.

(1) The Fund has no policy regarding beneficiaries using agents to claim on their behalf.

(2) The Fund has concluded no agreement with a certain firm to claim from the Fund on behalf of its clients. We are currently investigating the legality of the operations of these agents.

(3) No, the Fund does not use the last four years' working history to approve a beneficiary's claim. The Fund uses the four year period immediately preceding the date of application to calculate the days of benefits that the beneficiary is entitled to.

(4) No.

QUESTION NO. 1117

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 20)

Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

(1) How many nurses qualified in each nursing category in (a) public and (b) private training facilities in each of the past three financial years for which information is available;

(2) whether any quota applies to the number of nurses who can be trained by the public sector in each year; if so, (a) what quotas currently apply and (b) what are the reasons for these quotas;

(3) whether any processes are under way to amend or remove these quotas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1854E

REPLY:

FREE STATE

(1) (a)

COURSE CATEGORY

2005

2006

2007

Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging)

36

29

42

Diploma in Nursing Science and Midwifery (4 year programme)

41

59

58

Diploma in Midwifery

85

76

61

Diploma in Child Health Nursing Science

-

7

-

Diploma in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science with specialization: Operating Room Nursing Science

10

8

8

Diploma in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science with specialization: Critical Care Nursing Science General

18

18

19

Diploma in Primary Health Care

-

-

-

Total

190

197

188

Private institutions

Medi- and Life College

To date they have trained the following:

· Enrolled Nurses 119 + 109 =228

· Bridging Course 51 + 47 = 98

· Enrolled Nursing Assistants 60 + 74 = 134

University of the Free State

To date they have trained the following:

Basic Nursing:

· 2005 - 27

· 2006 - 36

· 2007 - 23

(2) (a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(3) Not applicable.

GAUTENG

(1)

Graduates from Gauteng Nursing Colleges & Universities

NURSING COURSES

2005/6

2006/7

2007/8

4 YEAR DIPLOMA – leading to Registration as a Professional Nurse

291

394

468

4 YEAR DEGREE – leading to registration as a Professional Nurse

80

101

112

POST BASIC COURSES

428

504

584

ENROLLED NURSES – leading to registration as a Staff Nurse

222

174

231

TOTAL

1021

1173

1395

(2) (a) and (b)

The Gauteng Department of Health has responded to the mandate to increase the number of nurses by committing itself to increase the intake of nurses by 100% by the end of the current MTEF period.

The intake of students is determined by need, capacity of the Nursing Colleges and clinical facilities and budget.

The management of the institutions each determines the number of enrolled nursing auxiliaries, enrolled nurses, professional nurses and other categories of staff that can be released on study leave. The courses that can be followed while on study leave include the following:- the second year pupil nurse course, the bridging course, the four year diploma course and all the post basic courses.

The factors that determine the number of staff that can be released include the number of posts available once qualified and the minimum number of staff required to maintain a high level of care and service delivery.

The SANC has also determined the number of bridging course students for each Nursing College and for each Clinical facility. This is to ensure that students do not overrun the facilities and cause discomfort to patients. It also ensures that there are adequate learning experiences for the nurses and that the quality of care is maintained.

The same situation is relevant for the learner auxiliary and staff nurses trained by private schools but who are allocated for their practical training in our institutions.

The ratio of tutors to students has been set at 1: 17 in an attempt to maintain a high quality of student – tutor contact and meaningful clinical accompaniment.

(3) Gauteng is in the process of re-opening Bonalesedi Nursing College which will enable us to further increase the intake of basic students. Coronation Nursing College is being re-opened as the post basic school and will further enable the numbers of students to increase.

As the student numbers have increased, so an appropriate number of tutor posts have been created to maintain the 1:17 ratio.

KWAZULU/NATAL

(1) The following table reflects the situation in this regard

2005

2006

2007

Public

Private

Public

Private

Public

Private

Enrolled Nurse

710

1830

818

1722

507

1478

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary

124

1235

51

1029

72

1086

2005

2006

2007

Bridging (Public & Private

852

935

849

4-year Comprehensive Programme – Universities and Nursing Colleges

243

429

647

(2) The South Africa Nursing Council accreditation certificate for each nursing education institution and the available teaching/learning resources determine the number of nurses who can be trained in each year

(3) It is possible to apply to the South African Nursing Council for an increase in the number of nurses who can be trained in each year provided that the teaching/learning resources are adequate for the number applied for.

LIMPOPO

PROGRAMME

2008/06

2006/07

2007/08

R425 (4 year course)

90

40

122

Bridging

108

165

122

Midwifery

109

171

88

Enrolled Nursing

80

130

124

Enrolled Nursing Assistant

264

316

302

Primary Health Care

42

83

76

Opthalmic Nursing

12

23

21

DEPAM

-

29

29

Critical Nursing General

-

2

3

Critical Trauma

-

7

6

Operating Theatre

-

7

14

Orthopaedic

-

3

4

Forensic Nursing

5

7

7

(2) The Department of Health and Social Development in Limpopo does not use quota system, student are being trained on the basis of availability of the study leave, and student posts for four year programme students and the capacity of the training institution, as well as the capacity of the Province. For courses that are not available in the Province students are allowed to go and train in other provinces e.g. Forensic Nursing at the university of Free State.

(3) Not applicable.

NORTHERN CAPE

RESULTS 2004

Programme

No. of Students Entered for Examination

No. of Students Qualified

R425

15

15

R683

12

9

R254

40

5

R48

19

19

R276

9

7

R2176

19

2

RESULTS 2005

Programme

No. of Students Entered for Examination

No. of Students Qualified

R425

24

23

R683

12

9

R254

30

17

R48

9

9

R276

Moratorium on student intake

R2176

Did not write examinations

RESULTS 2006

Programme

No. of Students Entered for Examination

No. of Students Qualified

R425

21

21

R683

41

15

R254

13

11

R48

Moratorium on student intake

R276

Moratorium on student intake

R2176

Did not write examinations

RESULTS 2007

Programme

No. of Students Entered for Examination

No. of Students Qualified

R425

40

27

R683

30

30

R254

7

5

R48

Moratorium on student intake

R276

Moratorium on student intake

R2176

75

35

(2) Quotas were never applied at the Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College in Kimberley. However, the facility has ensured that all districts, as well as district areas and rural areas, were covered in terms of student candidates selected for training. The facility has also ensured that all Northern Cape races are included in the training.

(3) In light of the recruitment and appointment system used by the College, broad coverage is made and the only constraint is the minimal number that can be trained per annum due to available resources.

QUESTION NO.: 1118 DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2008

Mr L K Joubert (DA) to ask the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development:

Whether the cost of a certain person's visit (name furnished) to two Constitutional Court judges (names furnished) were defrayed from public funds, if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what amount was spent and (b) why was it paid from public funds?

NW1855E

REPLY

The Judge President referred to by the Honourable Member travelled by air to Johannesburg on Wednesday, 24 April 2008 and returned on Saturday, 26 April 2008. The Regional Head of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Western Cape processed the documents for the trip on 18 April 2008. The reason for the trip was to attend a Constitutional Court meeting in Johannesburg.

The said judge also attended a Gala Dinner hosted by Chief Justice Pius Langa to celebrate the first intake of women practitioners for aspirant judges on 24 April 2008 at the Velmore Hotel. The Judge President also chaired a Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association meeting on 25 April 2008.

(a) The total cost of the flight and accommodation for the trip was R9 098.00.

(b) The cost was defrayed from public funds because the trip was for official business.

1120. Ms AM Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Labour:

(1) (a) How many contracts have been concluded between the various Sector Training and Education Authorities (Setas) and service providers in each of the past four financial years and (b) what are the names of the service providers that contracted with each Seta;

Minister of Labour replied:

Unfortunately it is not going to be easy for my Ministry to provide the information required. It will certainly take many months for us to provide such. . I have nonetheless attached the latest contact details of all SETAs for the Honourable Member to contact them directly to request for such detailed information.

SETAs CONTACT LIST

SETA NO

SETA NAME

RANK

CONTACT PERSON

TEL NO

FAX NO

CELL NO

E-MAIL

1.

FASSET

CEO

Ms Cheryl James

011 476 8570

011 476 5756

0826020891

Cheryl.james@fasset.org.za

PA

Vacant

011 476 8570

011 476 5756

2.

BANKSETA

CEO

Mr Max Makhubalo

011 805-9661

011 805-8348

079 875 2583

maxm@bankseta.org.za

PA

Ms Judith Matunkane

011 805-9661

011 805-8348

judithm@bankseta.org.za

3.

CHIETA

CEO

Ms Kelebogile Dilotsotlhe

011 726-4026

011 726-2425

079 874 7214

ceo@chieta.org.za

PA

Ms Lindi Mogoroe

011-726 4026

011-726 7777

082 367 8364

patoceo@chieta.org.za

4.

CTFL

ACEO

Dr Pooverndran Naicker

031 702-4482

031 702-4113

0832711809

pknaicker@ctflseta.org.za

PA

Charmain Hansraj

031 702 4482

031 702 4113

reception@ctflseta.org.za

5.

CETA

CEO

Mr Petros Mawuku

011 265-5900

011 265-5924/5

ceo@ceta.co.za

PA

Ms Lindiwe

(011) 265 5904

(011) 265 5927/4/5

ceopa@ceta.co.za

7.

ETDP

ACEO

Dr Burton Malgas

011 253 7300

011 482 5973

083 647 9460

BurtonM@etdpseta.org.za

PA

Ms Phyllis Vilakazi

011 253 7300

011 482 5973

083 647 9513

tphyllisv@etdpseta.org.za

8.

ESETA

ACEO

Mr Funamna Mankaya

011 689-5320

011 689 5340/5341

funamna.mankaya@eseta.org.za

PA

Mrs Ursula Pachai

011 689 5320

011 689 5341

083 454 2107

ursulap@eseta.org.za

9.

FOODBEV

CEO

Mr Ravin Deonarian

011 253-7300

011 253-7333

0823327091

ravind@foodbev.co.za

PA

Ms Lara Gombart

011 802-1211

011 802-1518

larag@foodbev.co.za

10.

FIETA

CEO

Mr Simangaliso Mkhwanazi

011 712-0600

011 339-1166

0824931352

simangalisom@fieta.org.za

PA

Ms Sylvia Tsunke

011 712-0600

011 339-1166

sylviat@fieta.org.za

11.

HWSETA

ACEO

Mr. P.C Smit

011 607-6907 (direct)

011 607-6900 s/b

011 616-7393

corries@hwseta.org.za

PA

Vacant

011-607-6906

011-616-7393

12.

ISETT

CEO

Oupa Mopaki

011 207-2615

011 805-6833

0836433052

Oupa.mopaki@isettseta.org.za

PA

Ms Mariki Legodi

011 207 2622

011 805 6833

Mariki.legodi@isettseta.org.za

13.

INSETA

CEO

Mike Abel

011 544 2000

011 484 0862

0833573589

mikea@inseta.org.za

PA

Ms Ella Matshikiza

011 544 2000

011 484 0862

ellam@inseta.org.za

14.

LGSETA

CEO

Mr. Sidwell Mofokeng

011 456-8579

011 450-4948

082 3236526

sidwellm@lgseta.co.za

PA

Ms Marjorie Page

(011) 456-8579

011 450-4948

majoreyp@lgseta.co.za

15.

MAPPP

ACEO

Mr. Bheki Zulu

011 234 2311

011 234 2350

bheki@mappp-seta.co.za

PA

Mrs Drina Davis

021 949-1463

021 949-1468

-

drina@mappp-seta.co.za

16.

MQA

CEO

Mr. Livhu Nengovhela

011 630-3503

011 832-1044

0826106732

livhun@mqa.org.za

PA to CEO

Ms Nicole Jonathan

011 630 - 3506

011 832-1044

0828723465

nicolej@mqa.org.za

17.

MERSETA

CEO

Dr Raymond Patel

011 484-9310

011 484-9319

0828211408

ceo@merseta.org.za

PA

Doreen Mbodla

011 484 9310

011 484 9319

082 786 8104

dmbodla@merseta.org.za

19.

SASSETA

ACEO

Mr. Zongezile Baloyi

011 805-0084

011 805-6630

zbaloyi@sasseta.org.za

PA

Ms Nomvula Moloko

011 805 0084

011 805 6630

nmoloko@sasseta.org.za

20.

AGRISETA

CEO

Mr. Machiel van Niekerk

012 325-1655

012 325-1677

083 304 1601

machiel@agriseta.co.za

PA

Farhana Rahaman

012 325 1655

012 325 1677

082 810 1918

farhana@agriseta.co.za

21.

PSETA

ACEO

Mr. Sipho Majombozi

012 314-7045/7133

012 314-7152

0842102010

siphoclivem@dpsa.gov.za

PA

Ms Lekgethile Motha

012 314 7070

012 314 7152

lekgethile@dpsa.gov.za

23.

SERVICES

CEO

Mr. Ivor Blumenthal

011 276 9600

011 276-9650

0828805316

ivorb@serviceseta.org.za

PA

Ms Zelda le Roux

011-276- 9600

011-276-9650

zeldal@serviceseta.org.za

25.

THETA

CEO

Mr. Mike Tsotetsi

011 803-6010

011 807-6113

0829014040

mike@theta.org.za

PA

Ms Jane Msiska

011 803 6010

011 807 6113

082 963 8740

janem@theta.org.za

26.

TETA

CEO

Ms Maphefo Matlala

011 781-1280

011 781-0200

maphefo@teta.org.za

Secretary

Ms Simphiwe Ntuli

011 504- 9242

011 781- 0200

simphiwe@teta.org.za

27.

W&RSETA

CEO

Mr. Joel Dikgole

012 676 9055

012 665 2559

083 212 8612

jdikgole@wrseta.org.za

PA

Ms. Martha Shingange

012 676 9055

012 665 2559

mshingange@wrseta.org.za

QUESTION NO. 1123

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 20)

Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

(1) What is the next step in processing the applications that had been submitted for registration in terms of the 2002 call-up notice for complementary medicines up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) whether the Medicines Control Council (MCC) has acted against any company for marketing materials by equating its registration in terms of this call-up notice with normal registration by the MCC in order to create the impression that its products had been tested and approved; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the companies thus acted against and (b) what action was taken against each company?

NW1860E

REPLY:

(1) Information submitted in terms of the 2002 Call-up notice was not for registration purposes. It was intended to assist MCC to assess the volume and intensity of the work that would be performed once the call for registration was made.

A call for registration has not yet been made. Regulations to guide the latter process will soon be published for comment.

Companies that have misrepresented the call up notice have been warned to desist from that practice.

Question 1124

Mr C M Lowe (DA) to ask the Minister for Public Enterprises:

(1) Whether his department (a) kept records as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (b) reported any incidents of losses through (i) criminal conduct, (ii) unauthorised expenditure, (iii) irregular expenditure or (iv) fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the 2007-08 financial year; if not, why not; if so,

(2) whether any action has been taken against the offending officials; if not, why not; if so, in each category, (a) how many officials (i) were dismissed, (ii) were suspended and (iii) had other sanctions imposed on them and (b) what amounts were involved;

(3) whether there were any disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1861E

Reply:

(1) (a) Full and proper records of the financial affairs of the department are kept in accordance with S40(1)(a) of the PFMA. The Auditor General has just completed the department's regularity audit where compliance to the PFMA and all reporting issues were scrutinized. No exceptions were noted.

(b) (i) there were no incidents of losses through criminal conduct

(ii) no unauthorized expenditure was incurred

(iii) no irregular expenditure was incurred

(iv) no fruitless or wasteful expenditure was incurred

(2) (a) (i– iii) Not applicable as there were no incidents during the 2007/08

financial year.

(b) Not applicable.

(3) There were no disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008 for any of the above matters.

QUESTION NO 1125

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20)

Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry:

(1) Whether her department (a) kept records as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (b) reported any incidents of losses through (i) criminal conduct, (ii) unauthorised expenditure, (iii) irregular expenditure or (iv) fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the 2007-08 financial year; if not, why not; if so,

(2) whether any action has been taken against the offending officials; if not, why not; if so, in each category, (a) how many officials (i) were dismissed, (ii) were suspended and (iii) had other sanctions imposed on them and (b) what amounts were involved;

(3) whether there were any disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1862E

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REPLY:

(1) a) Yes

b) (i) No

(ii) No

(iii) One

(iv) Yes,

86 officials

Departmental debt recovered R674 362.25

(2) Yes

a) Nine

(i) Eight

(ii) Two

(iii) One

b) R 227 898.95

(3) Yes, three, Deputy Director: Hydrology, Chief Forestry and Deputy Director: Water Resources. Two officers were charge for fraud and one for racism, all of them were dismissed and they appealed the sanctions, outcome of appeals from the Minister confirmed dismissal.

QUESTION NO 1126

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: FRIDAY, 11 JULY 2008

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 27 JUNE 2008 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 – 2008)

Mr S B Farrow (DA) asked the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether his department (a) kept records as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (b) reported any incidents of losses through (i) criminal conduct, (ii) unauthorised expenditure, (iii) irregular expenditure or (iv) fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the 2007-08 financial year; if not, why not; if so,

(2) whether any action has been taken against the offending officials; if not, why not; if so, in each category, (a) how many officials (i) were dismissed, (ii) were suspended and (iii) had other sanctions imposed on them and (b) what amounts were involved;

(3) whether there were any disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1863E

REPLY:

The Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) Yes, the Department of Transport kept records as required by the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No 1 of 1999), and submitted the records for audit.

(b) (i) No. No incidents occurred in the 2007-08 financial year.

(b) (ii) No. No incidents occurred in the 2007-08 financial year.

(b) (iii) Yes. Irregular expenditure was identified during the audit for 2007-08.

(b) (iv) No. No incidents occurred in the 2007-08 financial year.

(2) (a) Action was not yet taken against the offending officials. The matters are in the process of being submitted to the Department's Labour Relations to investigate and to advise on disciplinary action to be taken.

(i), (ii) and (iii) Fall away.

(b) The amounts involved and further particulars are as follows:-

· The internal requisition and order form was only completed after the invoice for the service that was rendered was issued in one case, amounting to R3,700-00.

· Quotations that were attached to the payment advice were outdated in one case, amounting to R2,742-09.

· No order was placed in one case, amounting to R20,000-00.

(3) There were no disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008.

QUESTION NUMBER: 1127

DATE PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2008

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 29 AUGUST 2008

MR M M SWATHE (DA) TO ASK MINISTER IN THE PRESIDENCY:

(1) whether the Presidency (a) kept records as required by the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (b) reported any incidents of losses through (i) criminal conduct. (ii) unauthorized expenditure, (iii) irregular expenditure of (iv) fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the 2007-08 financial year; if not, why not, if so,

(2) whether any action has been taken against the offending officials; if not, why not; if so, in each category, (a) how many officials (i) were dismissed, (ii) were suspended and (iii) had other sanctions imposed on them and (b) what amounts were involved;

(3) whether there were any disciplinary cases pending on 31 March 2008; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1864E

REPLY:

1. (a) The Presidency keeps records as required by the Public Finance

Management Act, 1999;

(b)(i)-(iii) No incidents of losses were reported during this period as there were no incidents to report on save to say the cases of theft that were reported in the previous financial

2. As indicated in 1(b) above there were no incidents to report on other than the two cases which were reported in the 2006/07 financial year.

(a) Two employees whose cases were reported in the 2006/07 financial year

(i) Two employees were dismissed;

(ii) They were suspended; and

(iii) No other sanctions were imposed.

(b) R1575318.44

3. Yes, there was a disciplinary case that was pending on 31 March 2008 for an employee who attempted to steal nine assorted glasses and 12 bottles of mineral water. The employee was found guilty and the sanction of dismissal was imposed and ratified by the delegated of the Head of the Department. The employee has appealed and the appeal is still to be finalized.

QUESTION NO. 1128 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 of 2008

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 June 2008

Mr I F Julies (DA) to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism:

(1) (a) What is the estimated population of Cape Fur Seals along the South African coast and (b) how was this figure arrived at;

(2) whether the Sea Birds and Seals Protection Act, Act 46 of 1973, is enforced by his department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether any employees of the Marine and Coastal Management promote the killing of Cape Fur Seals as vermin; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what will be done to change the situation;

(4) whether any fees generated from tour operators that run seal tours are ring-fenced for the protection of seals; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1865E

MR I F JULIES (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

1128. THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM ANSWERS:

(1) (a) The South African population is estimated to be about 600'000 – 750'000 individuals.

(b) From counts on aerial photographs of colonies.

(2) Yes. The Fishery Control Officers enforce the Sea Birds and Seals Protection Act, Act 46 of 1973 to the extent possible.

(3) No. In terms of section 4.1.3 of the Policy on the Management of Seals, Seabirds and Shorebirds: 2007 (Government Gazette No. 30534 of 7 December 2007), the illegal killing of seals is prohibited.

(4) No. The Department does not ring-fence funds received from the private sector.

QUESTION NO: 1131

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

(1) Whether any members of his department are currently suspended on full pay; if so, (a) how many, (b) at what rank level, (c) in which management areas and (d) for how long have they been on suspension;

(2) What was the cost to his department of salaries paid to members suspended on full pay in respect of each of the latest three financial years up to and including 2007-08?

NW1868E

REPLY

(1) (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Yes, on 30 April 2008, 103 employees were serving periods of suspension. Refer to the attachment for the particulars requested.

(2) The data is annually published in the Annual Report of the Department of Correctional Services. The amounts paid to employees on precautionary suspension for the periods requested are as follows:

2005/6 - R34 058 000.00

2006/7 - R9 794 001.85

2007/8 - R15 070 955.90

ATTACHMENT TO QUESTION 1868E – Suspensions on Full Pay

Region

Management Area

Number

Rank/ Salary level

Length of Suspensions

DCS HO (1)

1

ASD

9 months

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA / NORTH WEST (3)

Rustenburg (2)

1

CO II

12 days

"

1

CO II

4 months

Klerksdorp (1)

1

CO I

14 days

GAUTENG (33)

Baviaanspoort (4)

1

CO III

15 days

"

1

CO III

4 months

"

1

CO III

2 months

"

1

DD

24 months

Boksburg Heidelberg (2)

1

DD

1 month

"

1

CO II

1 month

Johannesburg (4)

1

CO II

2 months

"

1

CO III

5 months

"

1

CO II

13 months

"

1

SCO

20 months

Leeuwkop (3)

1

CO III

29 months

"

1

CO I

35 months

"

1

CO I

25 months

Pretoria (15)

1

CO III

40 days

"

1

CO III

40 days

"

1

Student

1 month

"

1

CO III

4 months

"

1

CO III

4 months

"

1

CO II

8 months

"

1

CO II

27 months

"

1

CO I

31 months

"

1

CO I

31 months

"

1

CO II

33 months

"

1

CO II

33 months

"

1

CO III

29 months

"

1

CO II

29 months

"

1

CO II

21 months

"

1

CO III

20 months

Zonderwater (5)

1

Chief Nurse SL 6

3 months

"

1

CO II

6 months

"

1

DD SL 11

20 months

"

1

DD SL 12

19 months

"

1

CO II

28 months

KWAZULU/NATAL (30)

RC Office (1)

1

Director

5 months

Durban (12)

1

CO III

1 month

"

1

SCO

2 months

"

1

CO III

4 months

"

1

CO III

6 months

"

1

CO II

22 months

"

1

CO III

16 months

"

1

CO I

16 months

"

1

CO III

13 months

"

1

CO I

21 months

"

1

CO I

21 months

"

1

CO II

21 months

"

1

CO II

24 months

Empangeni (8)

1

CO II

1 month

"

1

CO III

1 month

"

1

CO III

1 month

"

1

CO I

1 month

"

1

CO I

1 month

"

1

CO III

1 month

"

1

CO III

2 months

"

1

CO I

2 months

Kokstad (2)

1

CO I

2 months

"

1

CO I

4 months

Ncome (5)

1

CO III

4 months

"

1

CO III

5 months

"

1

CO I

9 months

"

1

CO III

9 months

"

1

CO II

8 months

Waterval (2)

1

CO II

8 days

"

1

CO III

38 months

FREE STATE & NORTHERN CAPE (3)

Groenpunt

1

CO II

6 months

Grootvlei

1

CO II

2 months

Kroonstad

1

CO I

13 months

EASTERN CAPE (3)

Middeldrift

1

ASD

23 months

St Albans

1

CO I

13 months

"

1

CO II

7 months

WESTERN CAPE (30)

Allandale

1

CO I

9 months

Breederivier

1

CO III

3 months

Drakenstein (3)

1

CO I

1 month

"

1

CO I

29 days

"

1

CO I

22 days

Overberg (17)

1

CO I

12 days

"

5

CO I

2 days

"

2

CO II

2 days

"

9

CO III

2 days

Pollsmoor (8)

1

CO III

8 months

"

1

CO III

6 months

"

1

ASD

2 months

"

1

CO III

2 months

"

1

CO II

44 days

"

1

CO III

15 days

"

1

CO II

13 days

"

1

CO I

4 months

TOTAL

103

1132. Mr E W Trent (DA) to ask the Minister of Labour:

(1) Whether any members of his department are currently suspended on full pay; if

so, (a) how many, (b) at what rank level, (c) in which management areas and

(d) for how long have they been on suspension;

(2) what was the cost to his department of salaries paid to members suspended on

full pay in respect of each of the latest three financial years up to and including 2007/08

THE MINISTER OF LABOUR REPLIED:

  1. Yes, the Department has members of staff that are currently suspended on full pay.

(a) The Department has 21 members of staff on suspension.

(b) The Department has suspended members of staff from between Salary Range (SR) 5 to Salary Range (SR) 14.

(c) The Department has suspended members of staff from junior, middle and senior management levels.

(d) The period of suspension varies from within 60 days to 8 months due to the protracted nature of the disciplinary process.

(2) The suspension cost of salaries to the Department that was paid to suspended members of staff is as follows:

(i) 2005/6 = R 300,845.25

(ii) 2006/7 = R 198,764.25

(iii) 2007/8 = R 1,672,822.50

THE TOTAL COST OF SALARIES = R 2,172,243.32.

QUESTION NO 1133

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: TUESDAY, 08 JULY 2008

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 27 JUNE 2008 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 – 2008)

Mr S B Farrow (DA) asked the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether any members of his department are currently suspended on full pay; if so, (a) how many, (b) at what rank level, (c) in which management areas and (d) for how long have they been on suspension;

(2) what was the cost to his department of salaries paid to members suspended on full pay in respect of each of the latest three financial years up to and including 2007-08?

NW1871E

REPLY:

The Minister of Transport:

(1) No members of the Department of Transport (DoT) are currently suspended on full pay.

(a), (b), (c) and (d) Fall away.

(2) The cost to the DoT for salaries paid to members suspended on full pay in the latest three financial years up to 2007-08 is as follows:-

2005-06 R227 998, 69

2006-07 R102 454, 30

2007-08 NIL

QUESTION 1134

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008: INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20-2008

"1134. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture:

(1) Whether any member of his department are currently suspended on full pay; if so, (a) how many, (b) at what rank level, (c) in which management areas and (d) for how long have they been on suspension;

(2) what was the cost to his department of salaries paid to members suspended on full pay in respect of each of the latest three financial years up to and including 2007-08?"

NW1872E

REPLY:

(1) Yes.

(a) 2 members

(b) Chief Director and Deputy Director level

(c) Financial Management and Supply Chain Management

(d) ± 2 months and ± 6 weeks

(2) ± R187 000

QUESTION 1135

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008: INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20-2008

"1135. Mrs D van der Walt (DA) to ask the Minister of Arts and Culture:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of his budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?"

NW1873E

REPLY:

A function was indeed arranged to mark the occasion of the delivery of the Minister of Arts and Culture budget Vote in the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on 5 June at the Castle of Good Hope.

(a) R 89 972,90 was spent in total.

(b) The function budget was allocated from the Departmental Entertainment Allowance while the cultural group was paid from the promotion of arts and culture budget.

(c) i R59 787,90

ii R14 500.00

iii R10 035,00

iv R2 050,00 was spent to hire catering staff.

v No special transport arrangements were made

(d) 100 persons were invited consisting of stakeholders the Department of Arts and Culture regularly liaise with.

QUESTION NO: 1136

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 June 2008

QUESTION PAPER NO: 20

DATE OF REPLY:

Adv. PS Swart (DA) to ask the Minister of Communications:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

NW1874E

REPLY:

Yes, a function was organised to mark the delivery of my Budget Vote Speech.

a. Nil

b. The event was fully sponsored.

c. (i) Nil

(ii) Nil

(iii) Nil

(iv) Nil. The five officials who worked at the function were in Cape Town to work at the Department's exhibition and dealt with the media during the Budget Vote.

(v) Nil

d. 200 people were invited to the function.

QUESTION NO: 1137

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

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of his budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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REPLY

Yes, Department of Correctional Services Budget Vote Speech was held on 05 June 2008 and guests were invited to a cocktail reception at 18:00.

(a) The overall amount for the function was R59 259.00 (VAT Excl.)

(b) The money was allocated from the Communication Services Chief Directorate. and the breakdown is as follows:

(c) The following is how the total money was broken-down:

i) Food and Refreshments R 45 660

ii) Venue (Décor and hiring of equipment) R 6 141

iii) *Entertainment R 0

iv) Staff R 5 615

v) Transport R 1 843

vi) Nr of guests invited 200

*Entertainment was provided by an offender Jazz band from Goodwood Correctional Centre.

QUESTION NO. 1140 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 of 2008

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 June 2008

Mr E W Trent (DA) to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of his budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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MR E W TRENT (DA) SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENT

HANSARD

PAPERS OFFICE

PRESS

1140. THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM ANSWERS:

There was no function arranged to mark the occasion of the delivery of the Minister's budget vote in the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in 2008.

QUESTION NUMBER 1141

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2008

DUE TO PARLIAMENT: 10 JULY 2008

Mr S J F Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Finance:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of the National Treasury's budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function? NW1879E

REPLY:

Yes, a Budget Vote dinner was held on 29 May 2008.

(a) R23 470.95 (including VAT)

(b) Money was allocated from the budget of the Communications Chief Directorate

(c) (i) R23 470.95 (inc VAT)

(ii) None

(iii) None

(iv) None

(v) None

(d) Invitees: 50 (Those invited included Members of the Portfolio Committee on Finance, the Select committee on Finance and the Joint Budget Committee)

QUESTION NO: 1142

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 OF 27 JUNE 2008

MR AJ LEON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

(1) Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

REPLY:

(1) Yes:

Two events were held to mark the occasion of the delivery of the Minister's Budget vote in 2008. Both events were aimed at providing a platform for the Minister to engage with various audiences on issues raised in the speech to promote an understanding of South Africa's foreign policy and the Department's work at large. The first event was a dinner which the Minister hosted on the day after delivering her speech on 13 May 2008. It was held at the Parliament's Old Assembly Dining Hall where Members of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, DFA Senior Management, Academics and Civil Society were in attendance.

The second event was a Live Televised Breakfast Discussion hosted by the Minister on SABC Africa's 180 Degrees Current Affairs show. This event allowed the Minister to explain issues raised in the speech and South Africa's position on various issues. Guests invited included Members of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, DFA Senior Management, Academics, Civil Society, Tertiary and High School Students. This event was aimed at reaching a wider audience (the general South African populace and beyond) on issues they are not ordinarily exposed to. The Live broadcast show allowed the Department to reach audiences even beyond South African borders.

Question A

The events were held at Parliament's Old Assembly Dining Hall and The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) a total amount of R109 140.60 was spent on both events.

Question B

The money was allocated from 2008/09 Budget from Directorate Marketing within Chief Directorate: Public Diplomacy.

Question C

(i) Food and Refreshments = R 92 640.60 (Both events)

(ii) Venue = included in the amount referred to in (i)

(iii) Entertainment = R16 500.00

(iv) Support Staff = 15 officials (11 Public Diplomacy and 4 Protocol)

Public Diplomacy R48 570.00 (S&T and Accommodation)

Protocol R18 825.00 (S&T and Accommodation)

Total = R67 395.00

(v) Transport = R74 874.80 (Air and Ground)

Question D

Hundred and forty people were invited to attend the function. This number included Members of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Academics, Civil Society, Department of Foreign Affair's Senior Management, Tertiary and High School Students.

QUESTION NO. 1143

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 JUNE 2008

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 20)

Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Health:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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REPLY:

Yes, as is the norm, functions were organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of our budget vote in Parliament.

National Assembly

National Council of Provinces (NCOP)

(a) Total Amount spent

R 50 010.00

R30 400.00

(b) Budget from which allocated

Ministerial Services

Ministerial Services

(c) Amount spent on:

(i) food and refreshments

(ii) venue

(iii) entertainment

(iv) staff

(v) transport

(vi) other (flowers)

R37 750.00

R12 260.00

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

R24 000.00

R3000.00

R2 000.00

Nil

Nil

R1 400.00

(d) Number of guests invited

350

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QUESTION 1144

DATE OF PUBLICATION: Friday, 27 June 2008

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 of 2008

Mr C M Lowe (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments,
(ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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REPLY

(a) Yes. An amount of R67 650 00 was spent on the function.

(b) The money was allocated from the Department's budget.

(c)(i) R67 650.00.

(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) No extra amount of money was spent.

(d) One Hundred and Fifty (150) people were invited.

QUESTION NO.: 1145

Mr AC Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Housing:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of the minister's budget vote in 2008; If so,

a) What total amount was spent on this function,

b) From which budget was the money allocated

c) What amount was spent on

i. Food and refreshments

ii. Venue

iii. Entertainment

iv. Staff and

v. Transport

a) How many persons were invited to attend this function?

REPLY

Yes,

a) R0

b) ABSA Bank sponsored the event

c) Expenditure was as follows

i. Not applicable

ii. Not applicable

iii. Not applicable

iv. Not applicable

v. Not applicable

d) 200 guests, including the Honourable Steyn. And as a point of general information: a great deal of fun was had by all!

QUESTION NO.: 1146 DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2008

Dr J T Delport (DA) to ask the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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REPLY

Yes, my Department hosted a function to mark the occasion of its Budget Vote for 2008.

(a) A total amount of R35 500.00 was spent on this function.

(b) The money was allocated from the budget of the Chief Directorate: Public Education and Communication.

(c)(i) R35 500

(ii) None

(iii) None

(iv) None

(v) None

(d) 150 guests were invited to attend the function.

1147. Mr E WTrent (DA) to ask the Minister of Labour:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of his

budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function?

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The Minister of Labour replied:

No function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of my budget vote in 2008.

Question 1147

Mr A P van der Westhuizen (DA) asked the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether his department uses temporary employment services and/or labour brokers; if so, (a) why, (b) how many positions have been filled by temporary employment services in the (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08 and (iii) 2008-09 financial years, (c) what percentage of the total staff complement did temporary employment services contribute in each of these years and (d) how much money has been spent on temporary employment services in each year? NW1481E

Reply:

Yes, the Department of Trade and Industry does make use of temporary employment services.

(a) Temporary Employment Services are used for short term project related work or replacing employees absent for extended periods such as maternity leave and sick leave.

(b)-(d) The Department is currently collating the information and once finalised, will submit the information to the National Assembly.

QUESTION NO. 1148

Mrs M.M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister for Provincial and Local Government:

Whether a function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of his budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue. (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff, (v)transport and (d) how many people were invited to attend the function ?

ANSWER

No function was organised to mark this occasion.

1150. Mr K J Minnie (DA) to ask the Minister for the Public Service and Administration:

Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2008; if so, (a) what total amount was spent on this function, (b) from which budget was the money allocated, (c) what amount was spent on (i) food and refreshments, (ii) venue, (iii) entertainment, (iv) staff and (v) transport and (d) how many persons were invited to attend this function? NW1888E

(a) 400 people were invited to a reception held at parliament at a cost of R131 000.

(b) The cost of R131 000 for the venue and refreshments was paid for by the dpsa (R76 000) and SITA (R50 000).

(c) (i)& (ii) See (b) above)

(iii) No entertainment was provided.

(iv) Officials in attendance were attending to their official duties in supporting the minister and no extraordinary costs were incurred in this regard.

(v) Guests of the Minister who were invited to Parliament to attend the budget vote debate were invited to the function, as well as office bearers from Parliament, chairpersons of committees, and Members of relevant committees. As this reception was within the parliamentary complex, guests were able to walk to the venue from the debating chamber so no transport costs were incurred. It should however be noted that the South African Management Development Institute subsidized transport for community members to attend the budget vote debates at a cost of

R14 000.

(d) 400 guests were invited to the reception.