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Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3400

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 42-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 November 2012

3400. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him sponsored any (i) event and (ii) promotion hosted by The New Age newspaper since its establishment; if so, in each case, (aa) what was the nature of the event or promotion, (bb) on which date was it held, (cc) what amount was paid, (dd) for what purpose, (ee) from which budget were the funds derived, (ff) what were the expected benefits to his department and (gg) what actual benefits were derived from the sponsorship? NW4309E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a),(b)(i)-(ii) Yes

(aa) The New Age and SABC Morning Live Business Briefing.

(bb) 6 November 2012.

(cc) R178 267.50.

(dd) As part of the Department's Communication Strategy the event forms part of the initiatives to raise awareness, inform and educate stakeholders and the general public about Departmental programmes and policies. The event served as a platform to launch the first in a series of national and provincial dialogues, to further review progress of the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) and the drive to bring about equitable allocation and use of land.

(ee) Communication Services Budget.

(ff) To raise awareness, inform and educate stakeholders and the general public about Departmental programmes and policies. The event served as a platform to launch the first in a series of national and provincial dialogues, to further review progress of the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) and the drive to bring about equitable allocation and use of land.

(gg) The Department was not only able to highlight some of its programmes and challenges but also launch into the public domain what it was tangibly doing to reverse the legacy of the 1913 Natives Land Act.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3392

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 42-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 November 2012

3392. Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many copies of each annual report that was produced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him were commissioned for print in the 2011-12 financial year, (b) how many copies were actually printed and (c) what were the (i) total and (ii) individual costs of printing these reports;

(2) (a) who printed each specified report, (b) how was the specified printing services provider decided upon and (c) on what date did the specified printing services provider deliver the report to the specified entity;

(3) whether any of the specified reports that had been printed were found to be unsatisfactory; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (a) which reports, (b) for which entity, (c) by which printing services provider, (d) what action was taken and (e) what were the costs? NW4298E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

*Note information is for the 2011-2012 Annual Reports.

Details of Annual Reports

(i) Department

(ii) Entities

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Ingonyama Trust Board

Commission on Restitution of Land Rights

(1)(a) No of copies commissioned

7 000

3 000

1 200

(b) No printed

5 000 (printed)

2 000 (CDs)

2195 English

805 Isizulu to be printed

1 000 (printed)

200 (CDs)

(c)

(i) Total cost (incl VAT)

R352 169.94

R96 377.74

R139 449.36

(ii) Unit cost

65.07 (per hard copy)

13.39 (per CD)

R43.90

R118.74 (per hard copy)

R13.68 (per CD)

(2) (a) Printer

Ace of Hearts

Teeanem Printers (PTY) Ltd.

Sosti Construction & Projects (PTY) Ltd.

(b) How was specified printer decided upon

Supply Chain Procedures

Supply Chain Procedures

Supply Chain Procedures

(c) Delivery date

26 September 2012

8 November 2012

31 May 2012

(3) Reports found unsatisfactory?

None

(a) Which report?

Falls away

(b) Which entity?

Falls away

(c)Service provider

Falls away

(d) Action taken

Falls away

(e) Costs

Falls away

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3303

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 42-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 November 2012

3303. Mr W M Madisha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with reference to the new five-step land reform plan which was announced on 23 October 2012 (details furnished), the district land reform committee will replace the land valuer-general; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,

(2) whether he intends to amend the Green Paper on Land Reform; if not, what is

the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW4190E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The district committees will strengthen co-ordination of rural development and land reform at that level.It is envisaged that the committees will form an integral link, at a district level, in terms of the work that will be undertaken by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, and the new institutions proposed in the Green Paper on Land Reform, namely the Land Management Commission, Office of the Valuer-General and the Land Rights Management Board.

(2) No. There is no need to amend the Green Paper on Land Reform. The proposal to establish local committees will serve to enhance the implementation of the new trajectory for land reform, as envisaged in the Green Paper. The local committees will also contribute to the achievement of the three principles for land reform set out in the Green Paper, namely:

- De-racialisation of the rural economy for shared and sustained growth;

- Democratic and equitable land allocation and use across gender, race and class; and

- Strict production discipline for guaranteed national food security.

(3) No.

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· Moreover, the plan proposes a central point where all challenges will be raised and a united intervention approach is pursued. This may include a review of grant frameworks, business plan or project implementation plans. Such a step will enhance monitoring and evaluation, but also afford the National Department of Health to assist earlier.

Transfer of funds to non-profit institutions and conditions

The Department of Health has transferred funds to the provinces in the last three months within specified time-frames as stipulated in the payment schedule. However, there were certain challenges that were experienced in the first quarter which resulted to the delays in the provincial transfers. Some of these challenges relate to the late promulgation of the Division of Revenue Act, 2012.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3284

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 41-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 November 2012

3284. Mrs M A A Njobe (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his department of the 2011 Census statistics which indicated urbanisation from largely rural provinces to provinces like Gauteng and the Western Cape; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4174E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has not assessed the implications of the 2011 Census statistics as yet. However the results of the Census indicating certain migratory patterns will be analysed by the Department in the course of further planning for rural development, land reform, spatial planning and land use management programmes. The effects of the census figures will be fed into the Department's strategic planning processes in accordance with the planning cycle of Government.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3271

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 41-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 November 2012

3271. Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him, placed any advertisements in The New Age since the inception of the newspaper up until the most recent date for which information is available; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) which entity placed the advertisements, (ii) on what date was each advertisement placed, (iii) what was the nature of each advertisement and (iv) what amount was spent on each advertisement;

(2) whether any of these advertisements were placed through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the advertisements placed through the GCIS;

(3) whether an independent analysis was conducted by his department prior to placing advertisements to ascertain whether The New Age is read by the intended target market; if not, why not; if so, (a) who conducted the analysis and (b) what were the main (i) findings and (ii) recommendations of said analysis;

(4) whether any independent studies of said advertisements were conducted to ascertain whether they were effective within the relevant target market; if not, why not; if so, (a) who conducted the analysis and (b) what were the main (i) findings and (ii) recommendations of said analysis? NW4160E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) Yes.

(i) Rural Development and Land Reform had placed some advertisements in The New Age newspaper.

(ii) October, November and December 2011.

(iii) A campaign about the Green Paper on Land Reform.

(iv) R319 251.61

(b) No.

(i) – (iv) Falls away

(2) Yes. All advertising above were placed through GCIS.

(3) No. The campaign on the Green Paper on Land Reform was not targeting a specific media house or platform but the South African public in general, hence a combination of several media platforms was utilized for a broader reach, i:e, community media, SABC Radio, TV and newspaper (including The New Age) advertising.

(a) – (b) Falls away.

(i) – (ii) Falls away.

(4) No. Although no external analysis was conducted, we have and continue to evaluate our entire media placement according to and across all Living Standard Measures. Feedback also indicated that the public consultations around the Green Paper were well attended, which was one of the objectives of the various placements (mobilizing the public to attend) of the campaign.

(a) – (b) Falls away.

(i) – (ii) Falls away.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3229

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 41-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 November 2012

3229. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department is involved in any food production initiatives on (a) revitalised parastal land, (b) communal land and (c) land reform properties; if not, which departments are responsible for soil preparation, planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops planted on specified land; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of his department's involvement and (ii) how many hectares of land have been prepared, planted and cultivated on the specified land;

(2) what is the (a) average production yield per hectare of all relevant crops planted and (b) total cost per hectare compared to the value of the crops harvested for the past two financial years;

(3) whether local communities are entitled to benefit from the crop yields on such land; if so, for the (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 financial years, (i) which communities benefited, (ii) in what way did they benefit and (iii) what is the total value of these benefits to each community; if not,

(4) whether the crop yields resulted in departmental revenue; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how was this justified? NW4117E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b),(c) Yes. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is involved in food production initiatives taking place in different land tenure systems e.g. communal land and land reform properties, together with other Departments such as the Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, of Health, of Social Development, Provincial Departments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) etc.

(i) DRDLR provides diverse services including funding for activities such as soil preparation, planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops planted on specified land. In recent years, the sustainability of Land Reform programmes has come under critical review both within and outside of government. In line with the recommendations of the latter reviews, the DRDLR introduced the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) as a strategic land reform intervention. The RADP focuses on rural areas that have received either limited or no agricultural development support since 1994, with potential to grow if afforded necessary support. The support extends to Land Reform farms, irrigation schemes and communal land. 696 projects were assisted in terms of the RADP since inception of the programme and this includes eight irrigation schemes in communal areas. In areas where government and NGOs have no national or provincial collaboration, government or the NGO will do land preparations, planting, crop management and post harvest activities working together with the beneficiaries or existing stakeholders. In most case communities are encouraged to take charge of their food production with the assistance of extension officers and government agencies like the Agricultural Research Council. In some cases service providers are appointed to work with the community to cultivate their crop fields.

(ii) The Department facilitated the planting of over 10 000 ha of crops consisting mostly of maize followed by wheat, sugar cane and lucerne. The highlights on the supported projects in line with the commodity approach per province include the Free State province who planted 4 808 ha of maize followed by the North West province with 4 161 ha planted. A total of 728 ha of maize has been planted in the Eastern Cape province. In terms of the crop production programme on CRDP sites, 3 769 ha of land was planted in the 2011-2012 financial year. Please refer to the table below for details.

Province

District Municipality

Number of

Hectares Planted

Crops

(in hectares)

Eastern Cape

OR Tambo

460 Ha

220 Ha sunflower

240 Ha maize

Amathole

920 Ha

920 Ha maize

Free State

Thabo Mofutsanyane

400 Ha

300 Ha soya beans

100 Ha maize

Gauteng

City of Tshwane

225 Ha

100 Ha maize

115 Ha dry bean

KwaZulu-Natal

Mzinyathi

274 Ha

172 Ha maize

107 Ha sunflower

Sisonke

173 Ha

108 Ha maize

65 Ha sunflower

Limpopo

Sekhukhune

400 Ha

400 Ha maize

Mpumalanga

GertSibande

400 Ha

200 Ha soya bean

200 Ha maize

North West

Dr K Kaunda

97 Ha

50 Ha maize

47 Ha sunflower

Dr RS Mompati

333 Ha

133 Ha maize

150 Ha sunflower

Ngaka Modiri Molema

87 Ha

87 Ha sunflower

(2) (a) - Maize: Expected yield is 4.2 tons/ha under dryland depending on the area and the level of soil fertility; and 12 tons/ha under irrigation depending on the area and the level of soil fertility;

- Sunflower: Expected yield of 1.12 tons/ha on dryland depending on the area and the level of soil fertility.

- In terms of the crop production programme on DRDLR's CRDP sites more than 1 320 ha of land was cultivated in the 2010-2011 financial year:

· 418 ha of wheat planted in Diyatalawa yielded 314 tons of wheat which was sold for R865 253.63. R396 000 was paid out to the 33 beneficiaries, each receiving R12 000. The balance was banked for the 2011-2012 planting season;

· 170 ha of soya beans in Makholokoe in the Free State yielded 27 tons which gave the community R54 000. The remaining production was mainly maize.

· In the 2011-2012 financial year the average yield of maize ranged from 0.5 to 3.15 tons/ha, soya bean 0.2-0.5 tons/ha, sunflower about 0.2 tons/ha and dry beans about 0.2 tons/ha.

(b) - The total cost to establish 1 ha of maize is between R4500-R5000 under dryland depending on the area and the level of soil fertility; and

- 1 Ha of sunflower is R4000-R4500 under dryland depending on the area and the level of soil fertility.

- The average cost of establishing 1 ha of maize under irrigation will be between R9000-R15000 depending on the area and the level of soil fertility.

- R20 716 764.00 was spent to plant 3 769 ha of land during the 2011-2012 financial year. Maize, soya beans and dry beans were planted at an average of R5 688.29 per ha. In provinces such as the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, weak fencing structures, lack of fencing in some instances and also local community dynamics resulted in livestock destroying the crops during the production cycle and in some cases animals let into the field intentionally. This resulted in poor harvests and even no harvest in some cases. Communities that harvested did so mainly for their own use and not for sale.

(3) Yes.

(i) Land Reform beneficiaries and rural communities selected by the Village Committees and the owners of the crop fields benefited.

(ii) Beneficiaries were entitled to the net profit generated in the farm, a portion of the harvest for household consumption, mechanisation inputs, and they also benefited from infrastructure development on their farms.

(iii) The total value of the project is determined through the approved business plan and each project is unique in terms of interventions required and profit margins to be generated. On average however, in cases where harvesting took place, each beneficiary received a minimum of R2 000 and a maximum of R6 000, from the proceeds of the sales. The balance will be used for the 2012-2013 planting season.

(4) The Department does not benefit from the revenue. The position is that the beneficiaries should reserve part of the revenue to ensure sustainability of the projects i.e. funding for the subsequent production cycles.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3190

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 41-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 November 2012

3190. Mr D A Kganare (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2205 on 25 September 2012, the specified land claim was settled by the end of October 2012; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether the beneficiaries were informed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3962E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner: Free State (RLCC: FS) needed to conduct further research on the claimed land due to lack of information relating to the history of dispossession from the claimants.

(2) Yes, a meeting was held between the officials of the RLCC: FS and the beneficiaries on 2 August 2012 for the purpose of collecting oral evidence in relation to how the dispossession took place. The evidence emerged that Ms Maria Senoga and her 3 late children lost rights in 1918 when a certain Mr Flanagan erected a fence on their farm and left the family with a small portion. This made it impossible for the family to continue with agricultural activities on the farm. The beneficiaries further informed the officials that the rights lost during the dispossession were ploughing, grazing and residential rights.

Reply received: December 2012

QUESTION 3088

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 38-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02 NOVEMBER 2012

3088. Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department is currently subscribed to The New Age (TNA) newspaper; if so, (a) how many subscriptions does his department have, (b) when was each subscription initiated, (c) what has been the annual subscription fee for each specified subscription since it was initiated and (d) what is the exact purpose of each subscription;

(2) Whether a discount was negotiated for any of the specified subscriptions; if so, (a) for which specified subscriptions and (b) what discount in each case;

(3) whether his department has mass-purchased the TNA on an ad hoc basis since the inception of the newspaper; if so, (a) on what dates, (b) how many copies in each case and (c) why were the papers purchased in each case;

(4) whether (a) the publishers of the TNA and (b) any other entity donated copies of the paper to (i) his department and (ii) any entity reporting to him; if so, in each case, (aa) which entity donated the papers, (bb) to which entity were they donated and (cc) how many copies were donated? NW3917E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes.

(a) 1

(b) 13 August 2012.

(c) R1 535.08

(d) The newspapers form part of a range of newspapers that the Department uses for media monitoring.

(2) No.

(a),(b) Falls away.

(3) No.

(a),(b),(c) Falls away.

(4)(a),(b)(i)-(ii) No.

(aa),(bb),(cc) Falls away.

Reply received: November 2012

QUESTION 3007

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 36-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 October 2012

3007. Mr S C Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether the accounting officer submitted the annual financial statements for the financial year ending 31 March 2012 to him by 31 August 2012; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date (i) were the statements submitted to him and (ii) did he submit the annual report and financial statements to Parliament? NW3774E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes.

(a) Falls away.

(b) (i) 3 August 2012.

(ii) 26 September 2012.

Reply received: November 2012

QUESTION 2837

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 34-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 OCTOBER 2012

2837. Mr D A Kganare (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What was the budget allocation for the land recapitalisation programme in the (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 financial years;

(2) (a) how many applications were received in each province in each financial year, (b) how many were awarded assistance and (c) how much was spent on paying out the recipients;

(3) whether all applications were awarded; if not, (a) how many were not awarded and (b) why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) Whether any persons have applied in the past two financial years and have not been awarded assistance as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, what are the reasons in each case? W3384E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 2010-2011 budget allocation: R435 135 170

(b) 2011-2012 budget allocation: R638 430 000

(2) (a),(b),(c) Please refer to Table 1 in Annexure A.

(3) No.

(a),(b) Please refer to Table 2 in Annexure A.

(4) Yes. Please refer to Table 2 in Annexure A.

Reply received: October 2012

QUESTION 2721

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 31-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 SEPTEMBER 2012

2721. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether his department has awarded any contracts to a certain company (name furnished) since its establishment in 1996; if so, in each case, (a) when was the contract awarded and (b) what was the (i) nature of the contract and (ii) total accumulative value of the tender? NW3339E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No.

(a)(b)(i)(ii) Falls away.

Reply received: October 2012

QUESTION 2597

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 30-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 SEPTEMBER 2012

2597. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Who are the beneficiaries of certain farms (details furnished) that form part of the land reform and redistribution programmes and (b) for each of these farms, (i) how were the beneficiaries chosen and (ii) what selection criteria was applied in each case to allocate the farm to the said beneficiary? NW3206E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) and (b)(i)-(ii) Please refer to the table below.

Farm/Property Description

(a) Who are the beneficiaries

(b)(i) How were the beneficiaries chosen?

(b)(ii) What selection criteria was applied?

Lanndon 495kt

Departmental records cannot confirm the existence of this property; it will be appreciated if the Honourable Member can provide further details to enable the Department to respond to the query regarding this property.

Willemprod 476kt: property

Departmental records cannot confirm the existence of this property; it will be appreciated if the Honourable Member can provide further details to enable the Department to respond to the query regarding this property.

Vaalhoek 474kt (Pilgrims Rest District of the Thabanche Municipality)

The farm is state-owned. Although not settled, the farm is under claim by the Pilgrims Rest Development Trust (PDT). DRDLR has entered into a lease agreement with PDT.

The farm is claimed in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act. Restitution processes are underway to transfer the land to the claimants. A strategic partner was appointed.

Rielvlei in Nkangala District

Mr Wilson Ngwenya (R/E 397 JS.)

Applications were made through the Department of Agriculture, recommended by the District Screening Committee and approved by the Provincial Grants Committee.

The applicant has experience in timber farming as he worked for the previous owner on the same farm.

Ms Elizabeth Mlangeni (R/E of PTN 1 397 JS)

Applications were made through the Department of Agriculture, recommended by the District Screening Committee and approved by the Provincial Grants Committee.

The applicant has experience in timber farming as she worked for the previous owner on the same farm.

Mr Nick Mahlangu( PTN 10 397 JS.)

Application made through the Department of Agriculture, recommended by the District Screening Committee and approved by the PGC.

The applicant had agricultural equipment i.e machines and livestock but no land to do agriculture.

Mamusi Farming (PTN 4,397 JS.)

All heads of households residing on the farm and the heads of households of the claimants formed the co-operative.

The farm was leased to the co-operative to allow the processes of the claim to unfold with the hope that the farm will be restored to the claimants.

Perdekop Gert Sibande District

Fanyana Simon Motha

Chosen from the database based on the need as per commodity and area of preference.

Three potential lessees were selected from the database and were presented to District Screening Committee for recommendation to Provincial Grants Approval Committee for approval.

Jonas Tshabalala

The farmer was already leasing from the previous owner; the application was submitted for screening by the District Screening Committee where it was recommended for approval.

The Province had taken a decision that where a farm is bought and is leased by a black farmer, there is no need to apply any selection criteria, especially if the farmer qualifies in terms of Land Reform and Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy policies. Furthermore if the farmer has proven that he/she can work on the farm as he/she has been doing, the assessment is only based on his/her potential to improve. Mr Jonas Tshabalala was already leasing the farm from the previous land owner and he was doing well. To allow continuity and because the farm was doing well, the Department did not want to lease the farm to a new beneficiary.

Kalkoenkrans Gert Sibande

Nicodemus Ramathuba and Jacob Sibeko (currently in a process of finalising the process of registering a legal entity)

The Department invited 13 commercial farmers listed in the Gert Sibande potential lessees database to prepare a proposal to be presented to a selection committee that comprises the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration as well as the Reference Group as observers of the selection process.

The following criteria was used:

- Assets;

- number of livestock;

- clear plan for use of the farm;

- business management skills;

- farming experience;

- ability to sustain jobs after Mr Scheepers left the farm;

- ability to plant in the current planting season

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2511

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 29-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07 September 2012

2511. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) his Ministry, (b) his department and (c) any entity reporting to him plan to host end-of-year parties; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) for how many persons and (ii) at what cost;

(2) Whether the cost of the specified end-of-year parties has been budgeted for in the current financial year; if not, from where will the funding be sourced; if so, (a) what amount has been budgeted and (b) from which part of the budget will it be incurred? NW3117E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Ministry

(b) Department

(c) Entity: Ingonyama Trust Board

(1) (a),(b),(c)

No, the Ministry and the Department are not planning to host end-of-year parties.

Yes

(i)

Falls away.

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(ii)

R100 000.00

(2)

Yes

(a)

R100 000.00

(b)

Expense will be incurred under workshops and roadshows.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2340

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 August 2012

2340. Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether a deadline has been set for the establishment of a rural co-operative bank that is intended to be partly owned by the beneficiaries of the land reform programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2920E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The establishment of the rural cooperative bank is one of the proposals contained in the Draft Green Paper on Rural Development which is currently being processed. Once Cabinet approves the gazetting of the Green Paper on Rural Development, a public consultation process will follow, together with several other processes including a due diligence exercise, business case development and drafting of legislation. The establishment of the rural co-operative bank will therefore be informed by the above processes.

Reply received: October 2012

QUESTION 2311

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 August 2012

2311. Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) What steps has he taken to give effect to the performance agreement that he signed with the President in 2010, (b) what outcomes have been measured and (c) what follow-up steps has he taken with regard to each specified outcome? NW2895E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Department developed a value chain for outcome 7, which is used to measure progress.

(b) There is only one outcome measured, Outcome 7; Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities.

(c) The Department's Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, in collaboration with the Presidency; Dept of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, conduct quarterly performance assessment, per out of Outcome 7.

.

Reply received: October 2012

QUESTION 2266

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 August 2012

2266. Mr N J du Toit (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many land claims have been settled for land on or adjacent to Misverstand Dam in the Western Cape and (b) in each case, what (i) are the names of the claimants, (ii) is the date of settlement and (iii) are the further relevant details of the settlement? NW2846E

(a) No claims have been lodged on land adjacent to the Misverstand Dam and therefore

no claims have been settled.

(b) (i) No names of claimants, since no claims have been lodged.

(ii) No date of settlement, as no claims have been lodged.

(iii) No further relevant details of the settlement, as no claims have been lodged

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2243

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 August 2012

2243. Mr L S Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether an assessment was made of the economic sustainability of the development (name furnished) near iNkandla; if not, why not; if so, what is the extent of the economic development and industrial injection he envisages? NW2819E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

An initial feasibility study has been conducted. This is now in the process of being expanded by a detailed planning study, which includes a demand analysis in respect of the various components of the Smart Growth Centre. The results of this study will not be available before November 2012.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2205

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 August 2012

2205. Mr D A Kganare (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1408 on 8 June 2010, the land claim has been settled; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) (a) when was the land claim initially submitted to his department and (b) on what date is the claim expected to be settled? NW2731E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The delay in settling the land claim was due to lack of information from the claimants to finalise the research report. A meeting was held on 2August 2012 with claimants' representatives and oral research was conducted. During the said meeting the Project Officer was tasked to conduct further archival and deeds research. A copy of the attendance register is attached.

(2)(a) 30 December 1998.

(b) The land claim is expected to be settled by the end of October 2012.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2203

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 August 2012

2203. Mr N J J van R Koornhof (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many government departments in total will contribute towards the building of the town near Nkandla;

(2) Whether he originally budgeted for it in his budget; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2729E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Upon completion of the detailed planning study that will finalise the potential components of the Smart Growth Centre, it will be determined which departments are able to allocate funding, if their contribution is required at all, to components that fall within their areas of expertise and responsibility.

(2) Yes, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has budgeted R5 million in the current financial year for the planning, which included the Town Planning; Environmental Impact Assessment; Land Legal Matters and Project Management. A further R30 million has been budgeted for an ICT centre and Community Hall and training facility over the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 financial years.

(3) Intervention in this area, identified among the 23 poverty stricken Districts, is part of the rural development strategy to improve rural infrastructure, revitalise small towns and villages that connect and service surrounding rural spaces, enhance ICT infrastructure and introduce green technologies such as solar energy.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2166

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 August 2012

2166. Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him makes use of private security firms; if so, in each case, (i) which firms and (ii) what is the (aa) purpose, (bb) value and (cc) duration of each specified contract? NW2689E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Yes.

(b) Yes, the Ingonyama Trust Board which reports to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform makes use of the services of private security firms.

(i) Please refer to Annexure A hereto.

(ii) (aa) To ensure safety and security of departmental resources and personnel,

to enhance the departmental personnel in curbing criminal activities, keeping and ensuring order for all clients of the department, thus includes personnel. Private firms provide cost effective services such that it does not carry benefits that would have been paid to a permanent employee. The contracted employees function on contractual obligations, to perform to their level best.

(bb),(cc) Please refer to Annexure A.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 2078

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 23-20121

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 August 2012

2078. Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land

Reform:

(1) Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) any official from an entity

reporting to him will be attending or attended, the 2012 Olympic Games; if so,

what is the (i)(aa) name, (bb) rank and (cc) position/designation of each specified

person accompanying (aaa) him, (bbb) his Deputy Minister and (ccc) each

specified person and (ii)(aa) nature and (bb) official reason for the visit;

(2) What (a) total amount will be spent or has been spent on the trip, (b) is the (i)

description and (ii) detailed breakdown of the amounts that will be spent or have

been spent on (aa) accommodation, (bb) travel and (cc) subsistence costs and

(c) from which budget will these funds be incurred in each case? NW2558E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b) and (c) No.

(i)(aa),(bb),(cc)(aaa),(bbb),(ccc) and (ii)(aa)-(bb) Falls away.

(2) (a),(b)(i)-(ii)(aa),(bb),(cc) and (c) Falls away.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 1993

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 August 2012

1993. Mrs P C Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) What successes have been achieved with regard to the prevention of evictions of farm workers and farm dwellers through the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, Act 62 of 1997, (b) what are the challenges in this regard and (c) what plans are (i) in place and (ii) being implemented to deal with these challenges? NW2400E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Extension of Security of Tenure Act, Act 62 of 1997 (ESTA), was meant to prevent illegal evictions forcing anyone who wanted to evict farm workers and dwellers to follow procedures as laid down in the Act. The preventative nature of the Act is derived from the fact that it places certain obligations on both the government and the farm owners before any eviction could be granted. However great successes have been achieved in preventing illegal evictions. Since 2008 when the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) established the Land Rights Management Facility, the strong emerging trend is that there is a sharp decrease in the number of illegal evictions and more compliance with the legislation.

(b) The main challenge is that there may be people who are not aware of the services offered by DRDLR due to their geographical locations such that they may be evicted illegally without the knowledge of the Department to assist. The second challenge revolves around the issue of enforcement, where law enforcement agencies do not always play their role resulting in lower convictions of perpetrators of illegal evictions.

(c) (i)-(ii) Together with the Land Rights Management Facility, DRDLR established a toll free number (0800 007095) to report evictions and there are ongoing awareness campaigns at provincial and district level. Furthermore, DRDLR is looking at strengthening the provisions of the Act and also generating more options for farm workers and dwellers to strengthen their rights through options such as Agri-Villages.

Reply received: November 2012

QUESTION 1992

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 August 2012

1992. Mrs P C Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What progress has been made by his department to pursue rural development by empowering rural communities, especially women and youth, through facilitating and mediating strong organisational and institutional capacity? NW2399E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

On the youth front of the empowerment of rural people, the Department has the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) a combination of skills development, workplace readiness and job opportunity creation programme involving young people residing and making a living in rural settings. It is a long term skills development and job creation programme of government facilitated, coordinated and implemented by the Department in partnership with other national, provincial and local structures. Its intention is to ensure maximum value is derived from the skills and knowledge systems of rural populations. In the end, the enhancement of skills, the development of complete transferable competencies will improve the economic condition of rural areas and young people in particular. Close to 7000 Women has benefited from NARYSEC.

The Department is currently working on making the participation of rural youth organizations in the councils of stakeholders at our Comprehensive Rural Development Programmes sites a policy requirement. This will go a long way in empowering young people to take charge of their community developments.

To maximise job opportunities, the department is in the process of constructing various institutions through its Rural Infrastructure Development Programme, such as the Beaufort West Youth Centre with ICT and Recreational Facilities; Recreational facilities and cultural hub at Masia in Limpopo; and the Witzenberg Recreation Facilities and enterprise development centre.

To increase the skills base, including scares skills critical skills, the department established the I-School Africa project which currently provides access to ICT at 13 schools across the country.

The Departmental Youth Development Strategy provides a conscious and coordinated response to developing the capacity of rural youth to engage meaningfully in rural development and land reform programmes. It directly responds to the status quo, challenges and opportunities the youth are experiencing and offers strategic options for facilitating youth engagement and empowerment to achieve sustainable rural development and successful land reform.

The Department has furthermore mobilized rural women through the Self-Help Groups-Saving Model, e.g. "Dipontwana and through the formation of Cooperatives. 598 Women have been mobilized

Training were conducted in areas such as awareness raising on women's rights, training in agricultural products and animal care, vegetable gardening, hydroponics, animal husbandry, indigenous seed training, and lavender. 891 Women benefitted from this. In addition to this, 1236 Women have been trained in arts and crafts. They have also exhibited their arts and crafts at various exhibitions country wide which lead to exports to an international market.

Through the advocacy and exchange programmes, women are afforded opportunities to engage with departmental staff members in order to influence developmental processes and undertake exchange programmes, where women learn from each other. 3403 Women have engaged in these advocacy and exchange programmes.

Women actively participate in the decision-making in their rural areas through structures such as the Council of Stakeholders.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1980

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03 August 2012

1980. Mr E H Eloff (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether any entity reporting to him has budgeted for (a) financial donations or (b) sponsorships in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years; if not, why not; if so, in each case, what amount was (aa) budgeted and (bb) spent? NW2369E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) and (b) No.

(i),(ii),(iii) and (iv)(aa)-(bb) Falls away.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 1881

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03 August 2012

1881. Mr L S Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether his department received a letter from a certain person (name furnished) of Dobsonville dated 20 June 2005; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2270E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The records of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) reveal that a letter was received as indicated above. However, DRDLR's records also indicate that no land claim was lodged by the enquirer. Should the enquirer have any further information that she may wish to bring to the attention of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, she is welcome to contact the Regional Land Claims Commissioner as follows:

Postal address: Private Bag X03, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001

Physical address: 9 Bailey Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Telephone: 012 310 6500

Fax: 012 324 5812

Email: LJBogatsu@ruraldevelopment.gov.za

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1877

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03 August 2012

1877. Mr W M Madisha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land

Reform:

What are the reasons for not considering mathematical literacy as a requirement for filling the Pupil Survey Officer post advertised by his department in the Sowetan dated 5 June 2012? NW2266E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The curriculum for the Pupil Survey Officer (PSO) programme specifies that the mathematical requirement is Pure Mathematics in accordance with requirements set by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), which has already been consulted and engaged on the accreditation of the PSO programme.

The purpose for introduction of Mathematics Literacy to the school curriculum was to facilitate a general understanding of Pure Mathematics, in order to accommodate those pupils that did not attain a sufficient proficiency level of Pure Mathematics, thereby ensuring that such pupils at least would have a broad understanding of basicmathematics principles, in order to perform simple calculations. This, however, would not enable the pupil to study mathematically orientated subjects, especially in the sciences.

The PSO course is intrinsically based on the subject of Land Surveying. Land Surveying is a science, for which Pure Mathematics is a fundamental requirement to enable the student to enrol for various scientific subjects that are underpinned by pure mathematical principles. Mathematics literacy falls extremely short of meeting such requirements, e.g. complex measurements, problem solving, data analysis and optical observations; these tasks require an understanding of algebra, trigonometry and calculus. The PSO curriculum accommodates these features to prepare, amongst others, candidates for a successful career pathing in land surveying, which is a scarce skill. Mathematics Literacy does not comprise these principles, but rather focuses on financially-related aspects that imparts knowledge on how (through basic mathematical principles), to purchase items, calculate various fees, interpret newspaper statistics, etc.

Since the inception of the PSO programme, a substantial number of graduates continue to follow a career path at universities of technology and in land surveying, which has an extremely pure mathematical leaning.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 1865

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03 August 2012

1865. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with reference to his answer to question 145 on 26 March 2012, the Government's target of 30% of the land that has to be reallocated by 2014, still applies; if not, what is the new target; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether the target date of 2014 for reaching this goal still applies; if not, what is the new date;

(3) whether the 30% of land to which reference is made refers to 30% of (a) all land, (b) agricultural land, (c) all land currently belonging to whites, (d) agricultural land belonging to whites, or (e) any other land; if not in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case what (i) land and (ii) are the further relevant details;

(4) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW2120E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes. The Policy Speech of 2012, stated the following:

"Mr Speaker, I wish to take this opportunity to clarify this issue of the government's commitment to distribute 30 percent of the country's agricultural land by 2014. In 1994 South Africa had approximately 82 million hectares of white owned agricultural land. That is when the government set itself the target to redistribute 30% of this land to the previously disadvantaged by 2014. This constitutes approximately 24.5 million hectares of the said agricultural land. Up to the end of the third term of this democratic state, the government had acquired 6.7 million hectares of that land, which equals approximately 26% of that 24.5 million ha target. This figure does not include hectares of land for which the government paid financial compensation, either because people so chose, or because land could not be restored. Roughly, therefore, land which has been restored, from 1994/95 - May 2009, amounts to 6.7m ha + 882 238ha (land redistribution: 2009 to-date) + 368 483ha (restitution: 2009 to-date), totalling 7.950 721m ha. That is about 30% of the 24.5m ha targeted by 2014."

(2) Yes.

(3) (a), (b), (c) and (e) No.

(d) Yes.

(i) White owned commercial agricultural land.

(ii) Falls away

(4) No.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1843

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 20-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 July 2012

1843. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him make payment to (i) suppliers and (ii) service providers within the 30 day payment period as specified by the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Act 1 of 1999; if not, in each case, (aa) how many service providers are awaiting payment, (bb) what is the monetary value of outstanding payments and (cc) how long is payment overdue;

(2) Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him are liable for any interest charged on overdue payments in any of the cases mentioned; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) percentage and (ii) monetary value of interest charged;

(3) Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him have negotiated revised payment schedules with each of the service providers mentioned; if not, why not; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details;

(4) What are the reasons for (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him not making payment within 30 days as specified by the PFMA;

(5) Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him have implemented any measures to (i) ensure full compliance with the PFMA and (ii) facilitate immediate payment for overdue accounts; if not, why not; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details? NW2235E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:


No

Response

(1) (a) and (b) (i)-(ii)

No

(aa)

87

(bb)

R1 368 695.22

(cc)

122 days average

(2) (a) and (b)

No

(i)-(ii)

Falls away

(3) (a) and (b)

Yes, continuous feedback is communicated with Service Providers explaining reasons for non-payment.

(4) (a) and (b)

Various reasons which range from:

- System problems ( Changes in Chart of Accounts, Verification of banking details, changes in banking details without informing the Department); and

- Compliance (expired tax clearance certificates and poor service delivery).

(5) (a) and (b)

Yes

(i)

Payment of invoices within 30 days forms part of the operational plan and performance agreements of senior managers.

(ii)

- The DRDLR created a point of entry where all invoices are submitted and the delivery address is communicated to services providers.

- A presidential hotline is also monitored closely for cases reported.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1840

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 20-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 July 2012

1840. Mrs Lamoela (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Wether his department has put any measures in place to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in rural areas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2232E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes. The Department has a dedicated Directorate at National Office as well as sub-directorates in eight provinces responsible for Women, Children and People with Disabilities.

Through the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) Programme, the Department recruits, trains and places youth with disabilities in a two year employment programme. Currently 91 youth with disabilities are participating in the NARYSEC programme. DRDLR has developed a Child Participation Project Implementation Plan which also includes children with disabilities.

The DRDLR ensures that people with disabilities participate and benefit from its land reform programmes; 673 persons with disabilities have benefited from DRDLR's land redistribution programmes from 1994 until March 2012.

DRDLR also involves people with disabilities in celebrating special days like the International Day of People with Disabilities; such initiatives are used as an opportunity for people with disabilities to share their challenges with the Department and together generate solutions.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1820

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 20-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 July 2012

1820. Dr W G James (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether he spearheads programmes that encourage the implementation of equity scheme initiatives across all provinces as part of the overall land reform initiative; if not, why not; if so, what schemes are currently being implemented and does he intend to implement in each province;

(2) Whether he has taken a decision to stop the funding for equity share schemes; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2212E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)Yes. At the Farm Equity Schemes (FES) Review Workshop held on 11 March 2011, the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform met with commercial farmers and with the Provincial Council of Stakeholders (representing the existing land reform beneficiaries). During this workshop the moratorium on Farm Equity Schemes was lifted subject to certain conditions.

(2) No. As mentioned above, the moratorium on Farm Equity Schemes was lifted subject to certain conditions and the drafting of the new policy in line with these conditions is work in progress.

Reply received: November 2012

QUESTION 1805

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 20-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 July 2012

1805. Mr J J McGluwa (ID) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the relevant details, including a breakdown of (a) costs and (b) time frames, of all developments by his department in the KwaNxamalala district as part of the Nkandla Mlalazi Smart Growth Centre Project;

(2) what are the relevant details, including a breakdown of (a) costs and (b) time frames, of all similar developments by his department in (i) Mayflower, Mpumalanga and (ii) Jane Furse, Limpopo (details furnished)? NW2197E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The choice of the KwaNxamalala area for this pilot project was based on the principles of focusing on communities which are the poorest of the poor, along with supporting stated government objectives of densification and community upliftment, targeted at the creation of community and economic nodes for development. This initiative is intended to realize the establishment and access to structured precincts for community services, public facilities including government service departments, health and safety, education facilities, retail and commercial structure developments and also support services to stimulate agricultural activities. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is undertaking the following work/developments/projects in the mentioned area as part of the Nkandla-Mlalazi Smart Growth Centre Project:

(1) Details of Developments in KwaNxamala District as part of

Nkandla Mlalazi Smart Growth Centre Project

Details of Development

(a) Costs

(b) Time

Feasibility and Architectural Concept (via a specialist consultant)

Scope: feasibility study, concept development and modelling.

R2 200 000.00

Start: February 2011 Completion: November 2011

Environmental Impact Studies (via a specialist consultant)

Scope: ensure the environmental matters related to the Smart Growth Centre are addressed in terms of the relevant legislation.

R 416 766.00

Start: April 2012 Completion: September 2012 (expected)

Project Management Support (via a specialist consultant)

Scope: assist the DRDLR with procurement of specialist services and provide project management support and interfaces with all involved parties in the Smart Growth Centre development.

R4 389 000

Start: April 2012, Completion: April 2014

Design and Construction of a Civic Node

Scope: design and construction of the first phase of the Smart Growth Centre

R12 000 000

Start: August 2012

Completion: December 2013 (expected)

(2)(a) and (b) (i)-(ii)Please refer to the table below.

(2) Details of Developments in Mayflower and Jane Furse

Project Name

Details of Developments

(a) Costs

(b) Time

(i) Mayflower

Road paving and bridge upgrading

R9 500 000.00

Planning for the project started in December 2011 with the appointment of Professional Service Provider. BKS (pty) Ltd was appointed to do the designs. A contractor, Malo Contractors, was appointed and occupied site on 21/09/2012. Earthworks have commenced.

Start: September 2012 (Expected completion: March 2013).

Upgrading of sewer system

R4 369 995.63

Planning started in January 2012 with a process to appoint a Professional Service Provider. However, this has been delayed due the expiry of the current panel of service providers accredited by the Department. A new panel is being evaluated and when that is done, a PSP will be appointed.

Project's implementation is expected to commence around February 2013 (Expected completion October 2013)

(ii) Jane Furse Township Establishment in Sekhukhune District

The project consists of Government offices, integrated human settlements, recreational park, schools, shopping complex, sport facilities etc.

No cost estimates or time frames are available yet, as the District Municipality is still dealing with the release of land by the two traditional authorities (Kwena Madihlaba and Pedi Mamone). Once the land is released a survey will be conducted and cost estimates will be done. This development will be implemented by different sector departments.

Reply received: September 2012

QUESTION 1607
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 17-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8June 2012
1607. Mr T C W Coetzee (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reforms
:

Whether any traffic fines were incurred with regards to any of his official vehicle in the (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 financial years; if so, what (i) amount fines was incurred in respect of each specified vehicle in each specified financial year and (ii) are there further relevant details in each case? NW1936E


THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes.


FIN YEAR

DATE OF

OFFENCE

VEHICLE
DESCRIPTION

VEHICLE
REG. NO.

(i)

AMOUNT

(ii)TYPE
OF
TRAFFIC
OFFENCE

OTHER

RELEVENT

DEATAILS



(a)
2009-2010


Not Applicable, the vehicle were procured in February 2010



(b)
2010-2011


2 November 2010

Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 400. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

25 November 2010

Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 200. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID



(c)
2011-2012

24 June 2011

Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 800. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

9 October 2011



Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 300. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

9 October 2011


Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 800. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

23 October 2011


Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 400. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

23 April 2011


Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS284GP

R 50. 00

Speed

Not paid by the Department. Referred to driver ID

14 October 2011


Audi Q7, 3.0
TDI Quattro.

YWS285GP

R 500.00

Speed

Not paid by the Department

Reply received: July 2012

QUESTION 1572

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO. 17 - 20121

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 June 2012

1572. Mr WM Madisha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With reference to the tender awarded in 2010 for the introduction of e-Cadastre with the aim of reducing deeds registration turnaround times, (a) who was the successful bidder, (b) what amount was allocated to the tender and (c) how far is the process of implementing an enterprise architecture to consolidate Cadastral Surveys and Deeds Registration data stores in (i) Cape Town, (ii) Tshwane, (iii) Johannesburg and (iv) Pietermaritzburg? NW1897E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Gijima (Pty) Ltd.

(b) R364 910 166.08.

(c) The enterprise architecture design documents are available and the project is at development stage. Functional Requirements Specification and Functional Design Specifications have been redefined to be more detailed and have both been converted into deliverables. This project is expected to be completed in 2013 and will be piloted in Tshwane and rolled out to other provinces once the pilot is successful.

(i)-(iv) Falls away.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1571

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 17-20121

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 June 2012

1571. Mr W M Madisha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether, with reference to the 1% of the households who were engaged in agricultural activities as the main source of income in 2004, the Ilima/Letsema project (a) turned around agricultural activities in rural areas, especially in the Western and Eastern Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal and (b) led to (i) increased production, (ii) improved livelihoods and (iii) increased income of beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1896E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not have a project called Ilima/Letsema.

(a) and (b)(i)-(iii) Fall away

Reply received: July 2012

QUESTION 1566

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 17-20121

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 June 2012

1566. Mr LS Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether his department has taken any steps to encourage and facilitate the leasing of small farms or sections of bigger farms to enable new entrants to begin farming without the burden of purchasing land; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1890E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

All farms acquired under the departmental programme of Proactive Land Acquisition are leased at a rate related to the productive capacity of the land so that new entrants do not have the burden of purchasing land. The sizes of farms acquired vary across the country from small units in the intensive farming areas to larger farms in other areas. Where it is possible and practical to divide a property into further production units, the Department considers the leasing of sections of bigger farms to new entrants.

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1472

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [N0 15 2012] DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 June 2012

1472. Mr M Swart (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) When was the current Director-General of his department appointed;

(2) whether the Director-General was appointed in a permanent capacity; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1749E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) 1November 2010.

(2) No. The Director-General was appointed on contract for a period of five (5) years,

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1440

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 15 - 2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 June 2012

1440. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What is the current status of a certain land claim (details furnished)? NW1716E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The land claim has been researched, gazetted, verified and valuated. The claimant originally opted for restoration of land. In 2009 the direct descendants of the originally dispossessed person had a dispute regarding the settlement option and issue of beneficiation.

Some of the direct descendants opted for land restoration whilst others opted for alternative redress in the form of financial compensation. The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights is unable to finalise the land claim due to varying settlement options which also resulted in a dispute among the beneficiaries.

The direct descendants together with the Commission must be in agreement in terms of section 14(3) of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994, regarding the manner in which the claim should be settled. The said agreement will necessitate the Commission to request funds from the Minister in terms of section 42D of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 towards settlement of the land claim. This will only happen when the beneficiaries reach consensus on the manner in which the claim should be resolved and finalised.

Reply received: July 2012

QUESTION 1439

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 15 - 2012J

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 June 2012

1439. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) On what date did the Pekaneng Choma community submit claims on certain farms (details furnished) and (b) what is the current status of each of these claims;

(2) whether he has been informed that mining and prospecting rights for these farms were awarded to certain companies (names furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which companies and (b) on what dates, in each case? .NW1715E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) The claim was submitted on 5 June 1997.

(b) Please refer to Annexure A hereto.

(2)(a) and (b) The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights is not aware of any mining rights awarded to the companies referred to. The Commission's records only indicate that these companies requested the status of land claims on various farms around the Lydenburg area. Everest Notharm Platinum Mines is the only company which enquired about Vygenhoek 10JT and was advised to communicate with the State Land Unit: Mpumalanga Provincial Shared Service Centre on the matter since the farm is still registered in the name of the State.

Here is the table: www.pmg.org.za/files/questions/RNW1439-120717.pdf

Question Asked By: Mr RAP Trollip

Question Asked To: Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Question:

1. With reference to the (a) Booysendal 43JT, (b)Der Brochen 7JT, (c) Helena 6JT, (d) Thorncliffe 374 Kt, (e) Mareesburg 8JT, (f) Vygenhoek IOJT, (g) Schaapkraal 42JT, and (h) Uitvalgrond 12JT farms, (i) on what date did the Pekaneng Choma community make claim submissions on each of these farms and (ii) what is the current status of each of the& claims;

2. Whether the Department is aware that mining and prospecting rights for these farms were awarded to Anglo Platinum, Aquarius Platinum. Sylvania Platinum and East Plats; if not, why not; if so, for each farm, (a) which company was awarded rights and (b) on what date were such rights awarded?

Reply received: July 2012

QUESTION 1438

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 15/2012

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 June 2012

1438. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether he has been informed of any land for which applications for prospecting or mining rights have been submitted and granted after a land claim had been submitted for the same land; if so, what is his department's policy position in this regard;

(2) whether he has put any safeguards in place to protect the rights of claimants of such land; if not, (a) why not and (b) how will the rights of such claimants be protected; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1714E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes, through notices in terms of section 16(4)(b) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act No 28 of 2002) ("MPRDA"), forwarded to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and/or the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights; but not in all instances. Section 16(4)(b) of the MPRDA states that:

"If the Regional Manager accepts the application, the Regional Manager must, within 14 days from the date of acceptance, notify the applicant in writing (b) to consult in the prescribed manner with the landowner, lawful occupier and any interested and affected party and include the result of the consultation in the relevant environmental reports."

(2) Yes. Section 11 (7) (aA) of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994) ("the Restitution Act") places safeguards to protect the rights of claimants. It provides that:

"Once a notice has been published in respect of any land (aA) no person may sell, exchange, donate, lease, subdivide, rezone or develop the land in question without having given the Regional Land Claims Commissioner one month's written notice of his or her intention to do so, and, where such notice was not given in respect of- (i) any sale, exchange, donation, lease, subdivision or rezoning of land and the Court is satisfied that such sale, exchange, donation, lease, subdivision or rezoning was not done in good faith, the Court may set aside such sale, exchange, donation, lease, subdivision or rezoning or grant any other order it deems fit; (ii) any development of land and the Court is satisfied that such development was not done in good faith, the court may grant any order it deems fit" and/or:


Where prospection or mining will defeat the achievement of the objects of the Restitution Act the Regional Land Claims Commissioner is empowered by section 6 (3) of the Restitution Act to apply to the Court for an interdict prohibiting the prospecting or mining.

(a) and (b) Fall away.

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1407

INTERNAL QUESTIO-N PAPER [NO14-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 May 2012

1407. Mrs S P Kopane (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether his department has made any donations to a certain rural development initiative (name furnished),if so, (a) on what dates, (b) what amount was donated, (c) which areas of the country will benefit from this donation and (d)what are the further relevant details?

NW1677E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No.

(a) (b) and (c) Fall away

(d) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is supporting communities nationally as the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative rolls out to all nine provinces. To date Mkhondo, Qunu and Nkandla in the Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provinces respectively have been supported. In Nkandla the DRDLR is working with the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative, other national departments and the KZN Provincial Planning Commission on the development of the Umlalazi-Nkandla Smart Growth Centre, as well as numerous de-bushing projects. The de-bushing projects are being implemented through the independent Development Trust.

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1397

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO 14 - 2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 May 2012

1397. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many mentors, persons or corporate entities, has his department appointed with regard to the mentor programme in each specified province in the (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 financial years;

(2) which mentorship initiatives (a) are still active in each specified province and (b) have failed or disintegrated;

(3) whether his department has launched an investigation into the failed and successful mentorship initiatives; if so, what reasons have been found for the (a) failure and (b) success of the specified initiatives? NW1647E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) and (b) 42.

(2) (a) Please refer to Annexure A.

(b) None.

(3) No

Reply received: August 2012

QUESTION 1396

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO 14 - 2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 May 2012

1396. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With which (a) persons and (b) entities has his department signed strategic partnership agreements in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12 financial years;

(2) With regard to each specified (a) person and (b) entity, (i) what is the nature of their business, (ii) in which province do they ply their trade and (iii) which commodity forms the basis of their trade;

(3) What (a) contractual obligations and time frames were specified for each party and (b) is the current status of each specified agreement that has been signed with each specified (i) person and (ii) entity;

(4) Whether any of the agreements have been terminated; if so, in each case, (a) what were the reasons for terminating the agreement, (b) which parties were implicated as being responsible for the termination and (c) what actions have been taken against the implicated parties? NW1646E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a)-(b)(i)-(iiii) and (2)(a)-(b)(i)-(iii) Please refer to Annexures A and Brespectively.

(3)(a) All strategic partners have signed tripartite and service level agreements (dual contracts) with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) which bind them over a five year period.

(b) (i) Please refer to Annexure A.

(ii) All agreements are still valid except Dipalemo in the Gauteng Province.

(4) Yes, one agreement was terminated.

(a) Dipalemo Strategic Partners in Gauteng resigned due to a dispute between the beneficiary and Strategic Partner regarding the implementation of the Business Plan as guided by the DRDLR's Recapitalisation and Development Programme.

(b) The beneficiary was implicated to be responsible.

(c) A team comprising of officials from DRDLR`s national and provincial offices together with a project management unit and an independent quantity surveyor visited the farm for intervention without success. Following this meeting, the Strategic Partner resigned and the remaining budget provided to the project was recovered from the joint account and deposited back into the DRDLR's account. The matter is currently with the Special Investigating Unit for further investigation.

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1335

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO 13 - 2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 May 2012

1335. Mr. P.J. Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With reference to his answer to question 539 on 26 April 2012, what are the relevant details regarding the improvements introduced to the farm;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW1580E

THE MINISTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

(1) Please refer to the table below.

IMPROVEMENT

VALUE AS PER VALUATION REPORT (R)

Main dwelling (3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, dining room, lounge, entrance, living room, kitchen, laundry and terrace)

400 000.00

Outer buildings (store room, toilet, 4 garages, animal canopy, bottle store with stores, cooler Rooms & workers houses)

250 000.00

General

20 000.00

Total Value of Improvements

670 000.00

Total Land Value

106 710.00

Rounded off amount on total offer

23 290.00

Total Purchase Price

800 000.00

(2) No.

Reply received: June 2012

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1240

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 42-20121

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 Mav 2012

1240. Mr R A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether there are currently any funds that have been earmarked for the financial or cash settlement of restitution claims that have not been disbursed to identified beneficiaries; if so, in each case, (a) why not and (b) how long has the disbursement been outstanding;

(2) whether a dedicated financial facility has been arranged to store funds that have not been disbursed; if not, (a) why not, (b) where are these funds currently held and (c) what happens to the interest that accrues thereto; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1438E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes

(a) Claimants have not collected their payments. In a few instances, there are court interdicts, interdicting payment until the resolution of disputes between families or communities.

(b) Please refer to Annexure A.

(a) and (b) The funds revert to the National Revenue Fund.

(c) No interest is accrued

Here is the table: http://www.pmg.org.za/files/doc/2012/RNW1240-120612.pdf

QUESTION 1211

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 12-2012]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 May 2012

1211. Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What amount has his department spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment (i) in the (aa) 2007-08, (bb) 2008-09, (cc) 2009-10, (dd) 2010-11 and (ee) 2011-12 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2012? NW1408E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Catering (R)

(b) Entertainment (R)

(i)

(aa) 2007-2008

3 204 191.22

16 413.73

(bb) 2008-2009

4 564 675.80

27 197.09

(cc) 2009-2010

4 417 730.96

14 012.71

(dd) 2010-2011

8 558 041.64

14 842.32

(ee) 2011-2012

13 393 025.38

11 699.43

(ii)

1 April to 14 May 2012.

388 275.03

947.48

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 11 04

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [N0 11-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 4 May 2012

1104. Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) What are the (i) yearly rental and (ii) floor space of the (aa) current and (bb) previous premises occupied by his department's head office and (b) when (i) was the current building occupied and (ii) does the current lease expire;

(2) whether his department publicly invited tenders prior to the leasing of the current premises; if not, why not; if so, (a) when, (b) where was it published and (c) which (i) companies and (ii) properties were shortlisted;

(3) what (a) floor space was offered and (b) annual rental was tendered (i) by each shortlisted company and (ii) with regard to each shortlisted property? NW1292E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/doc/2012/RNW1104-120612.pdf

Reply received: June 2012

QUESTION 1065

NTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: [No 11-2012]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 4 MAY 2012

1065. Mr A P Trollip (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many persons are currently enrolled in the National Rural Youth Service Corps programme (b) at which training institutions in each province is the programme offered, (c) what (i) is the scope of the programme and (ii) modules are offered, (d) what has been the total operating cost as at the latest specified date for which information is available and (e) how many persons have successfully graduated from the programme since its inception;

(2) whether the programme has been registered with any sector education and training authority (Seta); if not, why not; if so, with which Seta;

(3) whether the programme has been and (a) accredited and (b) registered with any educational entities; if not, why not; if so, with which entities;

(4) whether participants in the programme are offered a stipend; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant (a) details, (b) terms and (c) conditions under which participants receive such a stipend?

NW1251E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) As at 30 April 2012, 8041 participants are currently enrolled in the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC).

(b) Gauteng: (i) Ekurhuleni East College, (ii)South West Gauteng FET College, (iii)Tshwane North FET College, (iv) Tshwane South College, (v)Sedibeng College,(vi) Ekurhuleni West College, (vii) Western FET College and (viii) South West Gauteng College.

North West: (i) Vuselela FET College,(ii) Orbit FET College and (iii) Taletso FET College

Mpumalanga: (i) Gert Sibande FET College (ii) Ekangala FET College and (iii) Ehlanzeni FET College

Free State: (i) Motheo FET College, (ii) Flavius FET College and (iii) Gold Fields College

Eastern Cape: (i) East Cape Midlands, (ii) Ikhala FET College, (iii) King Sabata FET College, (iv)King Dalindyebo FET College, (v) Ingwe FET College, (vi) Port Elizabeth FET College (vii) Loveday College and (viii) Fort Cox College

Northern Cape: (i) Northern Cape Urban College

Western Cape: (i) Boland College, (ii) False Bay College, (iii) West Coast College (iv) Northlink College (v) South Cape College, (vi) College of Cape Town

KwaZulu Natal: (i) Majuba FET College, (ii) Ethekwini FET College and Umfolozi FET College

Limpopo (i) Vhembe FET, (ii) Lephalale FET College, (ii) Sekhukhune FET College and (iv) Capricorn College.

(c) (i) Community House Building (NQF L2) ; Building and Civil (NQF L3) Construction and Animal and Veld Management (NQF L2)

(ii) Annexure C1, C2 and C3.

(d) R281m as at 30 April 2012.

(e) The programme is still underway.

(2) Yes. The construction related programmes are registered with the Construction Sector Education and Training Authority (CETA) and the agriculture related programme is registered at the Agriculture Sector Education and Training Education Authority (AGRISETA);

(3) (a) No.

(b) No, NARYSEC is not a qualification but a programme which presents various registered training programmes;

(4) Yes.

(a)A stipend of R1 320 per month is paid calculated at R60 per working day for 22 days per month.

(b) The Participant shall receive a stipend of R60 (sixty rand) per day, paid in arrears once per month, for every day on which the participant receives training or renders community service during the duration of this contract.

(c)Same as (a) and (b) above.