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Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 3186

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 38-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15 NOVEMBER 2013

3186. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether extension officers employed by his department to monitor development and progress at farms given to successful claimants will be made to account for wrongs which happened at those farms in cases where problems were not reported to his department on time? NW3744E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not employ extension officers.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 3184

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 38-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15 NOVEMBER 2013

3184. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with reference to his department's land reform plan, he has set aside a budget aimed at new land claims; if so, (a) what amount and (b) how many financial years are covered;

(2) Whether he intends to transfer state-owned land to claimants before buying further private land;

(3) Why are certain land parcels still not classified, despite the completion of the land audit;

(4) (a) why did his department shift money from restitution and land reform programmes and (b) how does his department intend to fund these programmes in light of the additional burdens being placed on them in new legislation;

(5) Does his department have a strategy to address social cohesion after land reform and restitution programmes have been completed; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3742E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No, engagements are still being held between the Department and National Treasury on funding for the reopening of land claims (should the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill [B35/2013] be passed into law).

(a) & (b) Falls away.

(2) The Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act 22 of 1994) provides for the restoration of rights in land held on claimed land. Where state land is claimed it shall be transferred to restitution beneficiaries; and where privately owned land is claimed the said land will be transferred to qualifying beneficiaries.

(3) Some of the land parcels still require surveying.

(4) (a) Funding was shifted to fund other Departmental objectives in accordance with section 43 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999).

(b) National Treasury shall provide funding for the implementation of new legislation, within the available resources of the state.

(5) Yes, rural economy transformation.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 3173

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 38-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15 NOVEMBER 2013

3173. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Did his department commission an independent regulatory impact assessment before publishing the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill [B35–2013];

(2) Did his department take the findings of the specified assessment into consideration;

(3) How does his department plan to fund the re-opening of land claims;

(4) Will his department make the regulatory impact assessment available to Mr K J Mileham; if not, why not? NW3731E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes.

(3) The Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act 22 of 1994) provides that funds to implement the Act shall be appropriated by Parliament. The Department is engaging with National Treasury to develop a funding model for the reopening.

(4) Yes.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 3063

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 37-2013]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 NOVEMBER 2013

3063. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether, with regard to the on-going investigations by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into his department as set out in the SIU annual report, he can outline (a) at what stage is each investigation, (b) whether any further criminal proceedings have been initiated, (c) what internal controls have since been put in place to prevent further fraud, (d) what total amount was lost due to criminal activities, (e) what is his department doing to recover the amount and (f) how many officials have been (i) dismissed and (ii) suspended? NW3617E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

a) In terms of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunal Act, 1996 (Act No 74 of 1996) and Proclamation R8 of 2011 the Special Investigating Unit is in control of the investigations and would be best placed to respond on the status of investigations.

b) Since the commencement of the investigation on 31 March 2011 to date, 19-matters were referred to Law Enforcement Agencies for further investigation into alleged criminal activities.

c) The Minister established the National Land Allocation and Recapitalisation Control Committee (NLARCC) in December 2011. The NLARCC is composed of:

o The Deputy Minister (Chairperson).

o DDG: Land Redistribution and Development (Deputy chairperson)

o Chief Financial Officer

o Directors from the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform

o Representatives of the Provincial Executive Councils (MECs), or

o Heads of Departments responsible for land reform

o Representatives of other national departments

o State and Private entities in the agricultural & rural development sectors

o Directors of DRDLR responsible for land reform in their respective provinces.

The NLARCC meets monthly to provide implementation support and to make recommendations for the funding of acquisition, allocation and recapitalisation to the Minister's Coordinating Committee for concurrence and eventual implementation by the DDG: Land Redistribution and Development as the delegated authority of the Minister in terms of the Land Reform: Provision of Land and Assistance Act, 1993 (Act No 126 of 1993)

In each province there are similar Provincial Land Application and Recapitalisation Control Committees (PLARCC). The PLARCC is composed of:

o Chief Directors of the respective Provincial Shared Services Centres (PSSC) of the DRDLR.

o Director: Land Reform (Deputy).

o Representatives of the various land reform and rural development branches of DRDLR together with other national and provincial departments.

o Representation from the civil society.

d) The amount of money lost due to criminal activity would only be quantified once the investigators are concluded at the end of March 2014. The amount of money involved in the 19 matters referred to other Law Enforcement Agencies is approximately R297 million.

e) The SIU with the assistance of Law Enforcement Agencies and in cooperation with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, through civil litigation and asset forfeiture is in the process to recover losses suffered by the Department. To date R110million worth of assets has been recovered. Eight farms have been forfeited to the state. Acknowledgements of Debt to the value of R120 000.00 have been signed.

f) (i) Three

(ii) N/A

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 3030

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 36-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 NOVEMBER 2013

3030. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs:

(1) With reference to his reply in paragraph 2(a) of question 1540 on 23 July 2013, how many hectares of land have been set aside for beneficiaries in each separate province in terms of the restitution of land, where such beneficiaries declined financial compensation;

(2) with reference to his reply in paragraph 1(a) of question 1540 on 23 July 2013, how many hectares of land can be purchased (a) in each separate province and (b) nationally with the money paid out to beneficiaries, rather than to transfer land to them? NW3586E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Please refer to the table below.

(2)(a),(b) Please refer to the table below.

Province

(1) Land set aside for beneficiaries who declined financial compensation

(2)(a),(b) Land that can be purchased per province and nationally

KwaZulu-Natal

764.354 ha

82.855 ha

Western Cape

11485.7399 ha

3228.64356 ha

Eastern Cape

0 ha

22,524.9782 ha

Northern Cape

752 504.3885 ha

245 108.5722 ha

Gauteng

40.000 ha

58.000 ha

North West

407.017 ha

23.338 ha

Mpumalanga

35.3427ha

2484.0545ha

Limpopo

26.00 ha

26.00 ha

Free State

36384.4129 ha

6735.3999 ha

Total

801 647.2550 ha

280 271.8414 ha

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2965

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 35-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 OCTOBER 2013

2965. Ms S R Berend (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What (a) assessments has his department made of the effect of the lack of well-paid jobs in rural areas on rural communities and (b) steps does he take to promote job creation in rural areas? NW3516E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's initial intervention in a rural community is through household and community profiling which is followed by a community based planning process. Through the analysis of the household profiling results, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is able to produce community specific socio-economic development status reports. It is from these reports that each community's job creation needs are determined; these reports are available. One such example is attached ie. Socio-economic fact sheet of Eastern Cape: Annexure A. It should be noted that it is on the basis of each community report result-areas that development projects emerge and are prioritized; job opportunities flow from the prioritized projects.

(b) Fundamental to the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is a job creation model:

- Phase I: Meeting basic human needs.

Jobs are created through the delivery of basic services, socio-economic and Information Communication Technology infrastructure. Jobs have also been realized in the course of disaster mitigation and the provision of new technologies in rural development.

- Phase II: Enterprise development is the key job driver.

Jobs are created through rural small businesses and industries and primary cooperative enterprises.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2899

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 35-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 OCTOBER 2013

2899. Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What amount has (a) his department and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on advertising (i) in The New Age newspaper and (ii) on its website between 1 December 2012 and 31 August 2013;

(2) were these advertisements placed through the Government Information and Communication System? NW3450E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a)(i) R1 380 542.74

(II) No.

(2) Yes.

In respect of Ingonyama Trust Board ( ITB )

(1)(b)(i),(ii) None.

(2) Falls away.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2810

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 33-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 OCTOBER 2013

2810. Mr D J Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What amount has (a) his department and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on advertisements placed on the SABC 24 hour news channel;

(2) were these advertisements placed through the Government Communication and Information System? NW3315E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b) Nil.

(2) Falls away.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2794

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 33-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 OCTOBER 2013

2794. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What method or criteria his department will employ to establish how much (a) agricultural land and (b) other land is in the private ownership of (i) whites and (ii) blacks so as to determine how and when the 30% target of land redistribution will have been achieved;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW3299E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The method or criteria employed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is based on the following existing statistical information:

(a) (i) Agricultural land in South Africa is approximately 81.8% or estimated at 82 million hectares of the total South African land area of 121, 745,000 hectares. The 30% target is based on that estimated baseline of agricultural land. DRDLR has already transferred 7.2 million hectares out of 24,5 million hectares (which is a target of 30% hectares) to black people; this excludes agricultural land acquired privately through financial institutions in terms of loans.

(ii) Agricultural land in black ownership is derived from land reform delivery since 1994 which constitutes 29.8 % to date of the 30% land redistribution target (24,5 million hectares) of white owned agricultural land. DRDLR implements the programme based on available baseline budget allocation.

(b) (i)(ii) DRDLR`s focus was on agricultural land and therefore no records of other land in private ownership are available. The registration system did not separate these in terms of race.

(2) No.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2771

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 33-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 OCTOBER 2013

2771. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Whether he can provide Mr M M Swathe with the list of all the successful land claims in each province where beneficiaries have been appointed to farm the land without the title being transferred from his department to those beneficiaries and (b) what are the criteria for the appointment of beneficiaries in such cases? NW3273E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Yes. Please refer to the table below.

(b) Please refer to the table below.

Province

(a) Name of the claim

(b) Criteria for the appointment of beneficiaries

Eastern Cape

1. Guba land claim; and

2. Tshatshu land claim.

The beneficiaries must have been verified and be legitimate claimants of the land.

Free State

3. Rietlaagte land claim.

Northern Cape

4. Tsieneng land claim;

5. Camden land claim;

6. Gong Gong land claim;

7. Pniel land claim;

8. Vaalbos/Sidney on Vaal land claim;

9. Grootvlakfontein land claim;

10. Newman's land claim;

11. Loerriesfontein land claim;

12. Kono land claim and; and

13. Campbell land claim.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2743

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 33-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 OCTOBER 2013

2743. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many registered communal property associations (CPAs) are there, (b) in respect of each specified CPA (i) how much land does it administer, (ii) how many beneficiaries are there, (iii) what (aa) is their current status and (bb) post-settlement support have they received and (iv) who is their strategic partner;

(2) (a) how many CPAs still await transfer of land to them and (b) in respect of each specified CPA, what is the extent thereof;

(3) (a) how many CPAs have been refused registration and (b) in respect of each specified CPA, what was the reason for this refusal? NW3243E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a) 1370 as at 31 October 2013.

(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(aa),(bb),(iv),(2)(a),(b) Information shall be provided no later than 28 February 2014 as the database of Communal Property Associations currently does not provide for the required information. This shortcoming was identified in the review of the Communal Property Association Act, 1996 (Act No. 28 of 1996), resulting in the proposed amendments to the Act, providing among other things capacity to improve the administration of and support to Communal Property Associations.

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

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION NO.: 2723

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 OCTOBER 2013

Mrs B C Diemu (Cope) to ask the Minister for the Public Service and Administration:

Whether e-Government electronic kiosks and their myriad of applications and services (details furnished) have aligned their overall information and communications technology (ICT) policies to reflect the guidelines on accessibility to ensure the full social, economic inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3221E

REPLY

The closest service channels that can be somewhat described as "e-Government Kiosks" are the numerous Thusong centers around the country, which offer assisted service and not self-service.

Although guidelines pertaining to accessibility, and in particular accessibility for people with disabilities, have not been issued by the MPSA, engagements have been made with a number of organizations representing disabled persons in order to identify issues and concerns such as accessibility. One such organization was the South African National Council for the Blind.

The new e-Government Policy Framework 2019, which is currently under review, has as one of its principles; inclusivity which is also one the NDP's prominent themes. Further to this, the policy framework aims to achieve as one of its objectives, improved accessibility to all citizens irrespective of their levels of physical ability or proficiency.

Reply received: November 2013

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION NO. 2694 (NW3189E)
WRITTEN REPLY

Ms Berend MP (COPE) posed the following Question to the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform for written reply:

Whether the Government will consider the prospect of giving away land through a land register to urban dwellers who might want to hold land as an asset in place of an RDP house; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant alternatives to the RDP housing programme?

REPLY

The department already provides a wide menu of choices and opportunities for the diversified needs confronting the country.

Currently, the National Housing Programme specifically provides a housing subsidy to qualifying households with access to both land (i.e. in a form of a serviced stand) and an BNG house. The provision of housing subsidy to qualifying households with a choice of accessing a piece of land was implemented in the past, and later incrementally complemented with the provision of an BNG house as suggested by the author of this parliamentary question, because it was found to be fragmenting services to the poor. The key purpose of the Housing Subsidy Scheme is to provide access to adequate houses with secure tenure as well as basic services such as potable water and sanitation on an equitable basis.

We continuously respond to the changing needs and dynamics.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2694

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2694. Ms S R Berend (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether the Government will consider the prospect of giving away land through a land register to urban dwellers who might want to hold land as an asset in place of an RDP house; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant alternatives to the RDP housing programme? NW3189E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform does not have such policy. Regarding the question of alternatives to the RDP housing programme, the Ministry of Human Settlements is better placed to respond.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2681

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2681. Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:†

(1) On what date was a claim instituted against part 6 of Werksaam 107 JU (T14699/1980) in the Mbombela local authority in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, Act 22 of 1994, as set out in the Government Gazette No 36730, Notice 864 of 2013;

(2) (a) by whom was this claim instituted and (b) what forms the basis for the institution of this claim;

(3) whether the owners of the land have been informed about the claim; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the current status of the claim that was instituted against the land; if so, (i) when, (ii) by whom and (iii) in what manner was the owner made aware of the claim against their land;

(4) whether any businesses such as (a) farms, (b) game farms, (c) holiday resorts, (d) factories, (e) shopping malls, (f) airports and (g) any other type of business that is currently being run on the land in question will be affected by this claim; if so, in each case, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) is the financial impact of the land claim on the business? NW3173E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) 21st December 1998.

(2)(a) Tikhuni Hendry Shongwe.

(b) The claimant was dispossessed of a right in land as a result of past racial discriminatory laws or practices.

(3) Yes.

(a) Falls away.

(b)(i)(ii)(iii) The Department is currently in negotiations with land owners to acquire the properties. The land owners were informed 14 days after the gazette notice was published on the property by the Department and were given 30 days after receiving the gazette notice to comment.

(4)(a).(b),(c),(d),(e),(f)(g)(i)&(ii) Any business that is currently conducted on the land in question is affected by the land claim and the financial impact is not being determined as valuation has not yet been conducted.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2670

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2670. Mr R N Cebekulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many disciplinary cases are outstanding in his department and (b) what is the nature of each case;

(2) (a) how long have these cases been on-going and (b) when will most of them be concluded;

(3) whether the persons who are being charged have been suspended; if not, why not; if so, for how long will they be suspended;

(4) whether the specified persons are still receiving their salaries; if so, what has been the total cost of their salaries to the State? NW3159E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 33

(b) Please refer to Annexure A see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw-2670-annexure-na.

(2) (a) Please refer to Annexure A see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw-2670-annexure-na.

(b) It is envisaged that 25 of the 33 cases will be concluded between October and December 2013, as many of them are at an advanced stage.

(3) Three of the officials charged have been suspended. They will remain on precautionary suspension until the disciplinary process has been finalised. The remaining officials have not been suspended, as the Department was of the view that the requirements pertinent to precautionary suspensions (as contained in the Disciplinary Code and Procedure for the Public Service) are not present in these disciplinary cases.

(4) Yes. Total cost to the state has been R498 980.06 (four hundred and ninety eight thousand, nine hundred and eighty rand and six cents).

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2650

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2650. Mr M Mnqasela (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether any performance bonuses were paid to employees in his department in the 2012-13 financial year; if so, what is the total (a) number of employees that received bonuses and (b) amount paid out by his department for these bonuses;

(2) what percentage of outputs were achieved by his department as measured against each target set in its Annual Performance Plan in the 2012-13 financial year? NW3139E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The process of finalising annual assessments for 2012/2013 is currently underway.

(a),(b) Falls away.

(2) During the 2012-2013 financial year, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform made commitments to deliver on 26 performance areas as per the 2012-2013 Annual Performance Plan. Of the 26 targeted performance areas reported on, the performance status (achievement of outputs against targets) is as follows:

- 12 targets were fully achieved (met as set and exceeded);

- 6 targets were partially achieved (met certain level of output although not fully compliant with the concrete target set); and

- 8 targets were not achieved.

Therefore the Department achieved 46% of its set targets (targets against outputs) for the 2012-2013 financial year.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2598

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2598. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many land claims have been approved in respect of (i) protected land and (ii) land owned by state-owned enterprises, (b) who were the claimants, (c) who owns or administers the land in question and (d) how many hectares were approved in each case;

(2) whether the claimants received any benefits; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps are being taken to resolve this situation; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3085E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(i),(ii),(b),(c),(d) Please refer to Annexure A see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw-2598-annexure-na-ques.

(2)(a),(b) Please refer to Annexure A see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw-2598-annexure-na-ques .

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2597

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2597. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many title deeds have not been transferred to claimants with regard to successful land claims against land over which the State is or has become the landowner and (b) what is the reason for this? NW3084E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) 244.

(b) Reasons for delays in transfer of title deeds include the following:

- the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has to prioritise mediation processes where there are conflicts as properties can only be transferred to the legal entities once governance is in place;

- properties must be vested first and a certificate in terms of Item 28(1) issued before the transfer of the land;

- in some of the claims the conveyancing process has commenced and will be finalized soon;

- verification process disputes amongst communities; the Commission is then forced to re-verify the claimants to avoid conflicts;

- the land is occupied by former labour tenants who do not want the claimants to return to their land, but the Department is currently engaging individual tenants together with claimants on possible solutions;

- land has not been transferred due to delays with finalization and registration of Communal Property Institutions (CPIs); and

- land subdivision has to happen before effecting transfer.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2585

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2585. Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

How much has (a) his department and (b) each of the entities reporting to him spent on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper between 1 September 2012 and 30 August 2013? NW3072E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform spent R178 267.50 on 6 September 2012 and R857 889.90 on 20 June 2013 for two events which amounted to a total of R1 036 157.40 as part of marking the Centenary of the Natives Land Act, 1913.

(b) Nil.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2560

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2560. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Whether he intends to roll out a comprehensive nationwide rural development programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the name of the programme and (b) what are the relevant details? NW3047E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) has been rolled out in all 9 provinces since 2010.

(a) The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme is a government programme which was approved by Cabinet in July 2009.

(b) The vision of the CRDP is to create vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities. The strategy to achieve this vision is agrarian transformation which refers to the rapid and fundamental changes in the relations of land, livestock, cropping and community. The strategic goal of the CRDP is to achieve social cohesion and development.

CRDP is divided into three phases:

- Phase I: Meeting basic human needs;

- Phase II: Enterprise development; and

- Phase III: Industry development and access to credit facilities.

CRDP includes community mobilisation and organisation, infrastructure development, an improved land reform programme, job creation and skills development.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2560

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 32-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11 OCTOBER 2013

2560. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Whether he intends to roll out a comprehensive nationwide rural development programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the name of the programme and (b) what are the relevant details? NW3047E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) has been rolled out in all 9 provinces since 2010.

(a) The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme is a government programme which was approved by Cabinet in July 2009.

(b) The vision of the CRDP is to create vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities. The strategy to achieve this vision is agrarian transformation which refers to the rapid and fundamental changes in the relations of land, livestock, cropping and community. The strategic goal of the CRDP is to achieve social cohesion and development.

CRDP is divided into three phases:

- Phase I: Meeting basic human needs;

- Phase II: Enterprise development; and

- Phase III: Industry development and access to credit facilities.

CRDP includes community mobilisation and organisation, infrastructure development, an improved land reform programme, job creation and skills development.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2491

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 31-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20 September 2013

2491. Mr M A Nhanha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether a feasibility study was carried out for the (a) establishment and (b) sustainability of a R413 million regional airport at Somerset East; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether his department will be involved in building and establishing the airport; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what inspired the need for his department to become involved in the development of an airport;

(3) what other projects have been developed to support the (a) opening and (b) profitable functioning of the airport;

(4) what training will be given to the municipal council's managers of the specified airport? NW2983E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

1. No. The Blue Crane Development Agency and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation have partnered with the DRDLR in the Construction of 1,1 km long landing strip for light aircraft.

2. This landing strip will be paved by NARYSEC youth. To this end , the DRDLR will contribute R12m.

3. This is part of a comprehensive Zuurveld Rural Tourism Heritage Route Development, which is based on the 4th of the 9 Wars of land dispossession of the 19th Century.

4. The R335 road linking Blue Crane Municipality and Sunday's River Valley Municipality, which is 113km long, will be paved by 600 Narysec youth from the two Municipalities.

5. The R413m referred to in the Herald speaks to this comprehensive Programme, which includes the acquisition of a 54ha landed property which hosts the site where Andries Stockenström met his death in the hands of amaXhosa warriors , under Inkosi Ndlambe.

6. This is the first Heritage site / Historical Land mark that is being developed, since the President made his announcement during his SONA this year.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2424

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 31-2013]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20 September 2013

2424. Mrs A Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What (a) is the total support package, broken down for each year since inception, that his department has given to the Diyatalawa community in the Free State, (b) new developments must still be implemented in this community and (c) is the planned date of implementation for these developments? NW2909E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Please refer to Annexure A see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw2424annexure-na. Diyatalawa in the Free State is one of the first sites where the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) was initiated. Diyatalawa has come to be known as the first "green" village and is implemented as part of the sustainable settlement model of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Various social, recreational and economic infrastructure support packages have been provided to bring dignity to these farming residents and transform Diyatalawa into a sustainable agri-village. The implementation is done through a three phased approach as outlined by the CRDP methodology:

- Phase One, which is meeting basic human needs;

- Phase Two, which is enterprise development with rural infrastructure as a driver; and

- Phase Three, with the emergence of rural industries and credit facilities driven by small, medium and macro-enterprises and village markets.

To date the focus has been on implementing phase 1 and 2.

(b) A low water bridge and road paving project is currently underway to be completed within the 2013/2014 financial year. The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is providing mentorship on all implemented agricultural related enterprises to ensure sustainability and skills transfer.

(c) The infrastructure project is already under implementation and is expected to be completed by the end of the current financial year. The ARC services will continue until the end of the 2014/2015 financial year.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2420

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 31-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20 September 2013

2420. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) What are the details of the curriculum of the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) programme and (b) who provides training for each element thereof;

(2) whether he will provide Mr K J Mileham with a copy of the curriculum of the specified programme;

(3) (a) what are the criteria for recruitment to the NARYSEC programme, (b) who is in charge of recruitment decisions and (c) for each year that the specified programme has been in operation, how many participants in each province (i) were planned to be recruited, (ii) actually commenced with the programme, (iii) dropped out after commencement and (iv) completed the programme;

(4) what reasons were given for dropping out of the programme;

(5) what steps does his department intend to take to ensure continued employment by those participants who manage to complete the programme? NW2905E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) Programme is not a singular skills programme with its own curriculum. It consists of various skills programmes of which some are registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) through the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and some are not registered. The skills programmes which are not registered would include the basic orientation programme, Character Building provided by the Department of Defence, life skills programmes like financial planning and stress management and conducting of household profiling. The registered skills programmes are mostly full learnerships which include programmes in construction, agriculture, hospitality management and water management, etc. The curricula of these programmes are as prescribed by SAQA and carries a value in terms of the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

(b) The programmes that are not registered with SAQA are presented by facilitators from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and NARYSEC youth trained as facilitators. The Character Building Programme is presented by the Department of Defence. The SAQA registered programmes are provided by Public Further Education and Training Colleges and Universities of Technology who are all duly accredited to offer these programmes. These programmes are quality assured by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).

(2) As detailed above, there is no singular NARYSEC curriculum. The curricula for the SAQA registered courses are available to the general public at http://www.saqa.org.za/show.asp?include=qualstds.html. One such example is attached ie. The National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction Annexure A.

(3) (a) To be considered for enrolment into NARYSEC, a youth must meet the following criteria:

- in the 18 to 35 age group;

- completed Grade 10 or higher;

- living in a rural area; and

- be committed to staying in the programme for 48 months.

(b) Provincial project teams are established which includes departmental officials, relevant stakeholders including community leaders, councillors and other government departments.

(c) (i) The number of participants planned to be recruited nationally were as follows:

- 2010/2011 12 000;

- 2011/2012 5 000; and

- 2012/2013 4 600.

- 2013/2014 specific targets were not set per province.

(ii) Please refer to the table below.

PROVICE

1 September 2010

30 April 2012

31 March 2013

Gauteng

1 055

923

1 833

North West

928

862

1 212

Limpopo

1 336

1 290

1 571

Mpumalanga

1 379

984

962

KwaZulu Natal

0

300

1 459

Eastern Cape

1 335

2 016

2 399

Free State

0

412

387

Western Cape

720

590

1 671

Northern Cape

848

664

885

Total

7 956

8 041

12 379

(iii) 528 since commencement.

(iv) The duration of the programme is 48 months. Having started on 1 September 2010 none of the participants has completed the programme as yet.

(4) The following are the main reasons for dropping out of the programme:

- formal employment opportunities;

- further studies;

- domestic problems;

- pregnancy; and

- death.

(5) Youth who have completed their qualification and work experience will be linked to appropriate exit opportunities. None of the youth have reached this stage of the programme yet. This stage will include self-employment (with a strong focus on cooperatives and enterprise development), employment and further studies. For those who want to start their own businesses, training will be provided in terms of how to start and manage small businesses and cooperatives. The relevant units within the DRDLR and other public entities will be engaged to provide the business-related training. Youth will also be provided with information and skills on how to search for jobs, as well as further study opportunities.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2321

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 30-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 SEPTEMBER 2013

2321. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department appointed South African Fruit Exporters (SAFE) and Bono Holdings to (a) manage, (b) operate, (c) oversee and (d) facilitate any (i) land reform or (ii) land restitution projects; if so,

(2) (a) what process was followed in the appointment of SAFE and Bono Holdings and (b) what are the (i) terms and conditions of their appointment, (ii) key performance areas of their contracts and (iii) methods by which each is held accountable;

(3) when do these contracts expire? NW2769E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b),(c),(d)(i),(ii) Yes.

(2)(a),(b)(i),(ii),(iii) Please refer to Annexure A see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw2321-131101annexureaofna

(3) Please refer to Annexure A see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw2321-131101annexureaofna

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2225

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 AUGUST 2013

2225. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Since his visit to Kangela Citrus Farm in Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape in March 2012, what (a) steps has he taken to rectify the situation he identified there and (b) interactions has he had with the beneficiaries? NW2643E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Khangela Citrus Farm is the responsibility of the Eastern Cape Government. The Question should be refered to the relevant MEC in the Eastern Cape.

(a) Falls away.

(b) Falls away.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2224

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 AUGUST 2013

2224. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What model or framework is his department using to provide mentorship to the beneficiaries of land reform and land restitution projects? NW2642E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) uses the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) to provide emerging farmers with social and economic infrastructure, as well as basic resources required to run successful agricultural business.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2185

DATE OF PUBLICATION: Friday, 23 August 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 28 of 2013 Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:

(a) How many persons have been charged with corruption at each Refugee Reception Centre since 1 September 2012 and (b)(i) how many of the persons so charged were suspended

(aa) with and (bb) without pay and (ii) on what grounds were they suspended (aa) with and
(bb) without pay?

NW2603E

REPLY:

(a) & (b) The information is specified in the table attached:

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 2142

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2013]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 AUGUST2013

2142. Mr J J van der Linde (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether any staff member in his department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 and (v) 2012-13 financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (aa) how many staff members and (bb) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed;

(2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what are the relevant details; if so, (a) what is the policy of his department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) how many contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of his department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors? NW2564E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) (i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(v) Yes.

(aa),(bb) The Department currently does not have a complete electronic database for the period 2008 to 2012. However a manual exercise is being undertaken to verify this information and is expected to be completed by December 2013. In the meantime, the policy has been reviewed to provide for additional, stricter control measures relating to qualifying criteria and approval procedures. It is also proposed in the revised draft policy that all previous approvals will be repealed upon approval of the policy and that employees will have to re-apply for approval in line with the new requirements. These approvals will be captured on the electronic database going forward. The revised policy is currently en route for approval.

(b) 1 April-31 July 2013: 0 cases.

(aa),(bb) Falls away.

(2) The Department is currently undertaking a project to verify this information. The expected date of completion is December 2013, and a Report will be made available upon completion.

Please refer to Annexure A see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw2142-131014annexure

(a)

(b) The delegated approval authority is as follows:

Item

Section

Description of Power

Power vests in

Delegated to

Sub-delegated to

Remarks

47

30 (1)

Grant permission to employee to perform remunerative work outside his/her employment

Executive Authority:

Salary Level 14-16

Director General:

Salary Level 13

Deputy Director General:

Salary Level 11-12
Chief Director:

Salary Level 9-10

Director: Salary Level 1-8

In consultation with Director: Human Resource Management/ Director: Support Services/ Director: Human Resource and Deeds Administrative Support Services

(c) (i) 2010-2011: 18

(ii) 2011-2012: 5

(iii) 2012-2013: 0

(d) Employees who did not comply with the Public Service Regulations, 2001 were reported to the Directorate: Labour Relations for investigation into possible charges of misconduct. The cases were investigated and written warnings were issued in accordance with the Disciplinary Policy. The employees have since complied with the Public Service Regulations, 2001.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2109

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 AUGUST 2013

2109. Mr N J van den Berg (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Does his department prepare quarterly interim financial statements and (b) are these statements considered by the Audit Committee? NW2531E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Yes.

(b) No.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2037

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16 AUGUST 2013

2037. Mr R N Cebekulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

How many small-scale farmers have benefitted from the support provided by his department to the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative? NW2448E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No support has been provided to the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative. However, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has in the last financial year, within its Agrarian Transformation Strategy, supported 2 131 communal households to improve their food security, 2 460 small-scale farmers through recapitalisation and development and 63 communities through the Animal and Veld Management Programme.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1977

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 AUGUST 2013

1977. Mr R N Cebekhulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

How much did his department spend on (a) reviving irrigation schemes in all districts and (b) rejuvenating the Ncorha Irrigation Scheme in Engcobo? NW2333E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No

PROVINCE

DISTRICT

IRRIGATION SCHEME

EXPENDITURE TO DATE

(a)

Eastern Cape

Chris Hani District Municipality

Qamata Irrigation Scheme

R10.5 m

Chris Hani District Municipality

Bilatye Irrigation Scheme

R3.3 m

Amathole District Municipality

Keiskamme Irigation Scheme

R34.4 m

Kwazulu Natal

Umzinyathi District Municipality

Tugela Ferry Irrigation Scheme

R18.3 m

Umzinyathi District Municipality

Nyathini Irrigation Scheme

R249 724.48

Umzinyathi District Municpality

Nxamalala Irrigation Scheme

R701 219.07

Uthungulu District Municipality

Nsuze Irrigation Sheme

R1.5 m

Limpopo

Waterberg District Municipality

Mapela Irrigation Scheme

R658 262.46

Vhembe District Municipality

Tshivhazwaulu Irrigation Scheme

R258 000.00

North West

Taung District Municipality

Taung Irrigation Scheme

In the current year R25m has been budgeted for the revival of the Taung Irrigation Scheme (1000 ha).

(b)

Eastern Cape

Chris Hani DM

Ncorha Irrigation

R20.1 m

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1973

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8 AUGUST 2013

1973. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1540 on 23 July 2013, what amount has the Government paid in compensation for the loss of land in each financial year since the start of its programme in respect of restitution of land to beneficiaries;

(2) how many hectares of land will be given back to beneficiaries in each financial year in terms of the programme regarding the restitution of land in instances where financial compensation is not accepted? NW2308E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) An amount of R6 085 089 701 has been paid in financial compensation to beneficiaries from the inception of the programme to 31 March 2013. The breakdown is as follows:

Province

Amount spent

Total Paid

Inception to 2008-2009*

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Total

6,085,089,701 **

4,185,304,311

161,101,575

725,487,404

625,004,356

388,192,056

Eastern Cape

1,253,738,899

852,848,415

44,962,430

152,242,316

90,921,168

112,764,570

Free State

213,648,160

104,946,024

6,558,451

34,637,342

32,818,653

34,688,340

Gauteng

573,333,980

543,243,105

1,378,621

9,952,822

9,817,833

8,941,599

KwaZulu-Natal

1,616,561,443

1,018,653,342

31,948,843

254,732,275

227,040,286

84,186,697

Limpopo

317,374,051

122,846,291

0

83,582,706

81,569,103

29,375,951

Mpumalanga

318,570,369

190,051,421

8,889,151

28,430,653

57,666,648

33,532,496

Northern Cape

828,166,498

626,291,101

12,179,981

64,324,635

60,948,926

64,421,204

North-West

168,575,221

138,484,346

1,378,621

9,952,822

9,817,833

8,941,599

Western Cape

795,121,080

587,940,265

53,805,476

87,631,834

54,403,906

11,339,600

* The breakdown per financial year before 2008/09 is not readily available.

** The amount of R6 561 021 691 mentioned in question 1540 represents the total amount awarded to claimants as at 31 March 2013.

Based on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework allocation, it is anticipated that the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights would settle approximately 139 000 hectares per annum over the next three year period.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1944

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 24-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2 AUGUST 2013

1944. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What is the average turnaround time for the registration of deeds in each of the deeds offices under his control;

(2) what are the regulatory norms and standards required of such offices with regard to the turnaround time for the registration of deeds;

(3) whether there are instances of noncompliance with the specified norms and standards; if so, what (a) is the reason for the noncompliance in each case and (b) does he intend to do to rectify the situation? NW2293E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The average number of working days for all deeds registries is 7 days. Please refer to Annexure A.

(2) Regulation 45(3) of the Deeds Registries Act, 1937 (Act No. 47 of 1937) provides that on the expiration of either five or six working days, as the Registrar may in his discretion fix, all deeds proper for execution before the registrar or registration by the Registrar, and to the execution or registration of which no objection exists, shall be executed before the Registrar or registered by the Registrar, but the Registrar shall have discretion to permit deeds to be executed or registered before the time or expiration of the period determined by him and also to reject deeds not executed or registered within such time or period.

The 2013-2014 Operational Plan for the Branch: Deeds Registration provides that the target is 95% of deeds lodged, examined and being made available for execution within seven days.

(3) (a) Yes. The larger registries such as the Cape Town Deeds Registry and the Pretoria Deeds Registry are not meeting the turnaround times due to the following:

- inconsistency of workload – the number of lodgements vary from day to day due to economic factors;

- leave issues – unavailability of examination staff due to sick leave/annual leave/ study leave; and

- insufficient number of examination staff due to vacancy rate.

(b) In order to rectify the situation all vacant posts are to be filled to address potential backlogs occurring and in order to address service delivery.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1935

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 24-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2 AUGUST 2013

1935. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) programme will play any role in the new land claims process; if not, why not; if so, (a) how will the programme be funded and (b) what are the further relevant details? NW2284E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes. The National Rural Youth Corps ( NARYSEC ) will play a role in the new land claim process.

(a) The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) will be funding the programme from its budget.

(b) NARYSEC participants shall among other things:

(i) distribute of the citizens' manual on land claims which will be translated to all official languages and those languages spoken by the Khoi and San communities, and in braille;

(ii) assist Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) to collect oral history from those who have lived through the catastrophic effects of the 1913 Natives Land Act;

(iii) assist the CRLR to control persons who will be lodging claims at the lodgement centres.

This will be part of a comprehensive campaign that is being developed by the DRDLR and the Government Communication and Information System which is aimed at ensuring that all affected parties will be informed of the extended date for the lodgement of claims for restitution once the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is enacted.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1922

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO 24-2013]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2 AUGUST 2013

1922. Mrs S P Kopane (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What was the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year, (d) purpose, (e) date and/or dates, (f) financial cost and (g) sum total of kilometres driven in respect of each vehicle hired for use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? NW2271E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e),(f)(g)(i),(ii) Please find the details in Annexures A and B as attached.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1885

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 24-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2 AUGUST 2013

1885. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department has any capacity problems in terms of service delivery; if so, (a) in which areas and (b) how is his department dealing with the situation;

(2) whether his department has a code of conduct; if so,

(3) whether he will make a copy of the code of conduct available to Mr M M Swathe? NW2234E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The Department of rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) does not have capacity problems.

(a),(b) Falls away.

(2) No. DRDLR is currently using the code of conduct prepared and developed by the Public Service Commission. However, DRDLR is currently developing its own code of conduct.

Yes. A copy will be made available once the document is finalised.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1874

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 24-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2 AUGUST 2013

1874. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department has allocated any amounts for the Masibambisane Food Provision Project; if so, (a) why, (b) what amounts, (c) over what period and (d) what methods of control are followed so as to ensure the correct appropriation of these funds; if not,

(2) whether he is planning to make money available; if so, (a) what amount and (b) over what period;

(3) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW2201E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. Government provides project based support directly to communities or in partnership with stakeholders, in line with the methodology proposed in the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP).

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

(2) No.

(a),(b) Falls away.

(3) No.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NUMBER: 1832 ADVANCE NOTICE NO: NW 2180E

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 July 2013

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NUMBER : 23

1832. Mr D J Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources:

(1) How many consultants has her department contracted and/or appointed (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013;

(2) how many consultants contracted and/or appointed by her department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013 are former officials of her department and/or former public servants? NW2180E

REPLY:

1. (a)(i) N/A

(ii) 8

(iii) 7

(iv) 12

(b) 2

2. (a)(i) N/A

(ii)(iii)(iv) None

(b) None

QUESTION 1837

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1837. Mr N D du Toit (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many consultants has his department contracted and/or appointed (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013;

(2) how many consultants contracted and/or appointed by his department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 and (iv) 2012-13 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2013 are former officials of his department and/or former public servants? NW2185E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) (i) 231

(ii) 246

(iii) 767

(iv) 727

(b) 63

(2) (a) (i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(b) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is unable to answer this question as it does not have a mechanism to conclusively determine if consultants worked for the government or not in the past.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1802

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 July 2013

1802. Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What (a) buildings under the administration of (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him are national key points and (b) criteria were used to classify them as such? NW2150E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a),(i)-(ii) None.

(b) Falls away.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1770

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1770. Mr P van Dalen (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year and (d) purchase price of each vehicle that was bought for official use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? NW2117E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

VEHICLES BOUGHT FOR MINISTER AND DEPUTY MINISTER IN 2012

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Year

(d) Purchase Price

(i) Minister

Audi

Q7 3.0 Quattro

2012

R786 417.88

(II) Deputy Minister

Audi

Q7 3.0 Quattro

2012

R786 417.88

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 1736

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 30-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 SEPTEMBER 2013

1736. Mr J H Steenhuisen (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform: [Interdepartmental transfer on 23 August 2013]

(1) (a) What process is followed when land under the Ingonyama Trust Board and traditional leadership is sold or leased to developers and others and (b) to whom do the proceeds of these transactions go;

(2) what are the details of each such transaction that was concluded in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12 and (e) 2012-13 financial years;

(3) what are the details of the benefits that local communities have obtained from each of these transactions;

(4) (a) what are the rates that are paid on (i) commercial and (ii) residential developments and (b) to whom are they paid in each case? NW2083E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) It is not common practice for the Ingonyama Trust Board to dispose of land but rather to lease the land for various purposes to interested parties subject to an agreement reached between the Ingonyama Trust Board and the Traditional Councils.

The process followed by the Ingonyama Trust Board when issuing leases on trust land is as follows:

- the party seeking a site completes an application form (ITB1) for consideration by the Ingonyama Trust Board. This form is accompanied by a written consent from the Traditional Council which is recorded using a form (ITB2). The purpose of the ITB2 form is to identify the party seeking the site, record the agreed land use and confirm support of the community members of the application;

- the Real Estate business of the Ingonyama Trust Board then examines the application forms and compares them accordingly for purposes of making a determination on further processing;

- the Ingonyama Trust Board or a delegated committee of the Board considers the application as per section 2(6) of the Ingonyama Trust Act. The Board or the delegated committee has powers to approve, refuse or refer the application back to the applicants should there be more information needed. On approval a lease is signed between the delegated representative of the Ingonyama Trust Board and the applicant.

(b) The proceeds of these transactions are deposited into the bank accounts of the Ingonyama Trust Board and distributed in terms of the Board's disbursement policy. The beneficiaries are identified in terms of the land on which they reside ie leases are signed on land which falls under the jurisdiction of certain traditional councils who then benefit from the proceeds of these transactions. The proceeds are not banked directly into beneficiariesbank accounts; instead funds are distributed based on motivated requests from traditional councils and are approved by the Board.

(2) Land has been let for commercial, residential and agricultural purposes.

(a),(b),(c),(d),(e) Please refer to the table below.

Year

Number of leases

(a)

2008-2009

235

(b)

2009-2010

226

(c)

2010-2011

211

(d)

2011-2012

618

(e)

2012-2013

859

Total

2149

(3) Funds are accumulated to the credit of traditional councils. Based on requests from traditional councils the Board makes funds available.Over the periods mentioned above, funds were disbursed for the following community benefits:

- educational awards for tertiary students;

- administrative support to Traditional Councils;

- purchase of transportation mediums for Amakhosi;

- limited provision of housing for Amakhosi;

- cultural events;

- community garden projects;

- land audits;

- legal assistance;

- development of social responsibility plans;

- training and skills development for Amakhosi;

- provision of school uniforms; and

- advice on land usage.

(4) (a) (i),(ii) The rental rates vary from property to property. They depend on the locality of the property, its size and on its intended use.

(b) The rentals are payable to the Ingonyama Trust Board's bank accounts and are disbursed as described above.

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 1729

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1729. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

How much funding was allocated to the Masibambisane Rural Development project in KwaZulu-Natal in the (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 financial years? NW2076E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

None.

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

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1727

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1727. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What results have been achieved from the rural development programme which was piloted and implemented in Muyexe in Limpopo province? NW2074E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

A comprehensive plan was developed through a participatory methodology involving the community and various stakeholders. A Council of Stakeholders, chaired by the community was established to facilitate the delivery of the various interventions identified by them. Emanating from this engagement, a number of interventions were made by various government departments as well as private institutions. This contributed positively in uplifting the standard of living and poverty alleviation for the Muyexe community as a whole. Projects implemented are classified as follows: see attached

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1721

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1721. Mr M M Swathe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Will he provide a copy of the policy according to which public officials are appointed to his department;

(2) in each case since 1 May 2009, with regard to each employee in employment levels 13-16, (a) where was the position advertised and (b) how many (i) applications were received and (ii) candidates were interviewed;

(3) in each case since 1 May 2009, with regard to each employee in employment levels 13-16, what are the (a) necessary (i) qualifications and (ii) levels of experience for the position and (b) actual (i) qualifications and (ii) experience levels of the current employees in the relevant positions? NW2068E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes. A copy of the policy is attached as Annexure A.

(2) (a),(b),(i),(ii) There are approximately 200 employees that were appointed in salary levels 13-16 since 1 May 2009. In order to respond to this question in full, key staff within the Human Resource Management division will be required to source out the required information from large volume files and this will take a while as such information is not yet stored electronically. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) will be able to provide all the details once the information gathering process is complete.

(3) (a)(i),(ii),(b)(i),(ii) DRDLR will be able to provide all the details once the information gathering process is complete.

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 1711

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1711. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What amounts have been allocated by his department to the Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Initiative;

(2) whether Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative has been contracted or appointed to facilitate and implement this programme; if so, (a) what are the relevant details, (b) how was Masibambisane selected and appointed to facilitate and implement the programme and (c) what are Masibambisane's fees for their involvement in the programme; if not, (i) who will be facilitating and implementing the programme and (ii) how were they selected and/or appointed? NW2058E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) None

(2) No.

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

(i),(ii) Falls away.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1710

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1710. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With reference to his statements during the debate on his department's Budget Vote, (a) when will he table the land audit document in Parliament and (b) why do the details of the land audit show significant differences in the amount of state-owned land in each province when compared to his reply to question 976 on 13 May 2011? NW2057E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The land audit report will be tabled in Parliament once it has been tabled and approved by Cabinet.

(b) The figures listed in the response to question 976 dated 13 May 2011 represented the percentage of the number of land parcels registered in the name of the State and those that are privately owned. The results in the final report of the audit indicate the percentage of the extent, in hectares, of land parcels registered in the State and private

Table 1 Figures as indicated in the reply to question 976 of the internal question paper No 8-2011

Province

(a) Land in possession / under control of (%):

(i)

State or its

Organs

(ii)

Private

Owners

(iii)

Traditional

Authorities

Eastern Cape

28%

72%

All trust and communal Land is currently captured as state land

Free State

11%

89%

Gauteng

55%

45%

Kwazulu-Natal

41%

59%

Limpopo

27%

73%

Mpumalanga

24%

76%

Northern Cape

8%

92%

North West

42%

58%

Western Cape

55%

45%

Table 2 Figures as presented by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform during the debate on his department's Budget Vote

Province

Province Extent

State Owned Land Extent (Ha)

Private Owned Land Extent (Ha)

State Land %

Private Land %

Total Extent

Unaccounted Extent

Unaccounted Extent

Eastern Cape

16891700

1510553

11370084

9%

67%

12880637

4011063

24%

Free State

12982600

845084

11857160

7%

91%

12702244

280356

2%

Gauteng

1817800

304137

1181518

17%

65%

1485655

332145

18%

KwaZulu-Natal

9332800

4695245

4297235

50%

46%

8992480

340320

4%

Limpopo

12575600

2551790

8844083

20%

70%

11395872

1179728

9%

Mpumalanga

7649500

1875146

4805344

25%

63%

6680490

969010

13%

North West

10488100

2409778

7481942

23%

71%

9891720

596380

6%

Northern Cape

37288800

1829347

35210998

5%

94%

37040345

248455

1%

Western Cape

12946300

1040801

11502427

8%

89%

12543228

403072

3%

Totals

121973200

17061882

96550791

14%

79%

113612673

8360527

7%

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1709

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1709. Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With reference to his reply to question 976 on 13 May 2011, what is the percentage of (a) state-owned and (b) privately owned land, broken down by municipality, in (i) Gauteng, (ii) KwaZulu-Natal, (iii) North West and (iv) Western Cape? NW2056E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a)-(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv)Please refer to the tables below.

MUNICIPALITY NAME

STATE

LAND

PRIVATE LAND

MUNICIPALITY AREA

UNDEFINED

% PRIVATE

LAND

% STATE

LAND

(i) Gauteng

City of Johannesburg

48573

79540

164498

-36385

48%

30%

City of Tshwane

126441

410386

629788

-92961

65%

20%

Ekurhuleni

55419

114071

197526

-28036

58%

28%

Emfuleni

25060

67382

96589.4

-4147

70%

26%

Lesedi

26781

121411

148439

-247

82%

18%

Merafong City

4306

138480

163054

-20268

85%

3%

Midvaal

22760

139978

172248

-9510

81%

13%

Mogale City

12023

89036

134216

-33157

66%

9%

Randfontein

6761

35994

47489.4

-4734

76%

14%

Westonaria

8289

56307

63982.4

614

88%

13%

TOTAL

336413

1252585

1817830.2

-228832

69%

19%

(ii) KwaZulu-Natal

Abaqulusi

97267

320897

418463

-299

77%

23%

Dannhauser

38394

113660

151591

463

75%

25%

eDumbe

47777

146857

194276

358

76%

25%

Emadlangeni

33441

325340

353932

4849

92%

9%

Emnambithi/

Ladysmith

72599

221093

296484

-2792

75%

24%

Endumeni

20851

140834

161023

662

87%

13%

Ethekwini

118775

87368

229131

-22988

38%

52%

Ezingoleni

32236

30397

64807

-2174

47%

50%

Greater Kokstad

37409

234496

267982

3923

88%

14%

Hibiscus Coast

46313

38492

83901.8

903

46%

55%

Hlabisa

154823

10

155513

-680

0%

100%

Imbabazane

70423

44062

142631

-28146

31%

49%

Impendle

51672

77498

152819

-23649

51%

34%

Indaka

79530

18162

99154

-1462

18%

80%

Ingwe

113165

80863

197620

-3592

41%

57%

Jozini

279406

38383

344225

-26436

11%

81%

KwaSani

21670

106709

185190

-56811

58%

12%

KwaDukuza

13260

60477

73497.8

239

82%

18%

Mandeni

34956

19579

54548.1

-13

36%

64%

Maphumulo

83985

286

89590.9

-5320

0%

94%

Mfolozi

80326

36385

120998

-4287

30%

66%

Mkhambathini

31645

56978

89087.6

-465

64%

36%

Mpofana

37813

143792

181979

-374

79%

21%

Msinga

177388

74097

250114

1371

30%

71%

Mthonjaneni

38758

68894

108597

-945

63%

36%

Mtubatuba

37342

21246

196984

-138396

11%

19%

Ndwedwe

108401

25156

109289

24268

23%

99%

Newcastle

33811

149358

185529

-2360

81%

18%

Nkandla

187482

66

182758

4790

0%

103%

Nongoma

219118

756

218211

1663

0%

100%

Nqutu

190692

196

196226

-5338

0%

97%

Ntambanana

95153

14408

108276

1285

13%

88%

Okhahlamba

140824

223104

397098

-33170

56%

35%

Richmond

30444

93506

125560

-1610

74%

24%

The Big 5 False Bay

166886

68302

248654

-13466

27%

67%

The Msunduzi

42054

17767

63401.1

-3580

28%

66%

Ubuhlebezwe

54037

104046

160403

-2320

65%

34%

Ulundi

211506

114683

325029

1160

35%

65%

Umdoni

9434

16186

25152.6

467

64%

38%

Umhlabuyalinga

417446

0

440161

-22715

0%

95%

uMhlathuze

50615

10203

79317.5

-18500

13%

64%

uMlalazi

175740

44916

221394

-738

20%

79%

uMngeni

34830

120985

156652

-837

77%

22%

uMshwathi

40953

141713

181794

872

78%

23%

Umtshezi

34349

162707

197245

-189

82%

17%

UMuziwabantu

81611

33623

108947

6287

31%

75%

Umvoti

52585

179821

251553

-19147

71%

21%

Umzimkhulu

198070

50082

243547

4605

21%

81%

Umzumbe

66007

35352

125888

-24529

28%

52%

UPhongolo

96471

222445

323919

-5003

69%

30%

Vulamehlo

54918

40092

95992

-982

42%

57%

TOTAL

4644661

4376328

9436135

-415146

46%

49%

(iii) North West

City of Matlosana

20101

311225

356146

-24820

87%

6%

Ditsobotla

44192

577542

646487

-24753

89%

7%

Greater Taung

217448

283167

563547

-62932

50%

39%

Kagisano/Molopo

334635

1595012

2382730

-453083

67%

14%

Kgetlengrivier

7746

296912

397312

-92654

75%

2%

Lekwa-Teemane

38998

322162

368120

-6960

88%

11%

Local Municipality of Madibeng

123433

228592

383921

-31896

60%

32%

Mafikeng

187371

129624

369844

-52849

35%

51%

Mamusa

6880

337572

361484

-17032

93%

2%

Maquassi Hills

25163

425148

464305

-13994

92%

5%

Moretele

85025

28736

137874

-24113

21%

62%

Moses Kotane

438051

70688

571907

-63168

12%

77%

Naledi

19883

652300

694119

-21936

94%

3%

RamotshereMoiloa

166345

339922

719288

-213021

47%

23%

Ratlou

35951

261574

488365

-190840

54%

7%

Rustenburg

92514

115963

342326

-133849

34%

27%

Tlokwe City Council

32080

218319

267368

-16969

82%

12%

Tswaing

33289

541201

596625

-22135

91%

6%

Ventersdorp

23254

337663

376405

-15488

90%

6%

TOTAL

1932359

7073322

10488173

-1482492

67%

18%

(iv) Western Cape

Beaufort West

113559

2022761

2191660

-55340

92%

5%

Bergrivier

24579

376005

440704

-40120

85%

6%

Bitou

13289

54355

99186

-31542

55%

13%

Breede Valley

36874

291418

383352

-55060

76%

10%

Cape Agulhas

77642

258832

346660

-10186

75%

22%

Cederberg

18997

663973

800747

-117777

83%

2%

City of Cape Town

69831

117143

243978

-57004

48%

29%

Drakenstein

16496

88149

153766

-49121

57%

11%

George

48255

379845

519101

-91001

73%

9%

Hessequa

18111

500432

573349

-54806

87%

3%

Kannaland

32122

404484

475808

-39202

85%

7%

Knysna

41708

48156

110877

-21013

43%

38%

Laingsburg

43327

788828

878448

-46293

90%

5%

Langeberg

17228

395347

451770

-39195

88%

4%

Matzikama

39434

1199153

1298140

-59553

92%

3%

Mossel Bay

19968

161048

201083

-20067

80%

10%

Oudtshoorn

57114

252643

353707

-43950

71%

16%

Overstrand

29143

101005

170751

-40603

59%

17%

Prince Albert

31863

677721

815291

-105707

83%

4%

Saldanha Bay

32028

147343

201537

-22166

73%

16%

Stellenbosch

12955

41163

83104.5

-28987

50%

16%

Swartland

8711

320078

371253

-42464

86%

2%

Swellendam

9833

326021

383509

-47655

85%

3%

Theewaterskloof

54227

231010

323164

-37927

71%

17%

Witzenberg

90929

912420

1075270

-71921

85%

8%

TOTAL

958223

10759333

12946216

-1228660

83%

7%

Reply received: November 2013

QUESTION 1701

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 JULY 2013

1701. Mrs A Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and LandReform:

(1) (a) How many farms has his department purchased in the Free State in each year since 1 January 2009 and (b) in each case, (i) what is the size of the farm in hectares, (ii) what was the purchase price, (iii) who are the beneficiaries and (iv) what is the (aa) monthly rent and (bb) rent period;

(2) whether there is an appointed mentor in each case; if so, what is the name of the mentor; if not, why not? NW2048E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has since 1 January 2009 until 26 July 2013, purchased 169 farms in the Free State.

Programme

Year

Farms Purchased per year

Hectares Purchased per year

Land Reform

2009

54

34 634.4149

2010

21

9 843.1487

2011

47

43 089.0191

2012

27

18 353.9512

As at 26 July 2013

6

10.796.8921

Restitution

Please refer to Annexure B.

14

4016.4467

(b) (i),(ii),(iii) Please refer to Annexure A and B see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw1701annexure-na .

(iv) (aa),(bb) Please refer to Annexure A and B see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw1701annexure-na .

(2) No mentors or strategic partners were appointed for the 14 farms restored to claimants in terms of the restitution programme. However, the Commission is in the process of handing over the projects to the Land Reform Branch's Recapitalization and Development unit for post-settlement support. With regard to Land Redistribution, please refer to Annexure B see the link http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw1701annexure-b-na.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1609

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 22-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 JUNE 2013

1609. Mr G G Boinamo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With regard to the leasing and sale of land under (a) the Ingonyama Trust Board and (b) traditional leadership who receives the proceeds of transactions made when (i) Ingonyama and (ii) traditional leadership land is sold or leased to developers;

(2) do (a) communities and (b) chiefs benefit from the proceeds of such transactions; if so, how;

(3) whether rates are paid on any such developments; if so, to whom;

(4) (a) what is the total amount held in the Tribal Authority Trust Board Account and (b) are any funds being held in any other accounts; if so, (i) what amount and (ii) in which accounts;

(5) whether the Government has any say in how such funds are (a) used or (b) spent;

(6) what (a) projects were (i) undertaken and (ii) completed over the past five financial years by the Tribal Authority Trust Board to communities and (b)(i) were the (aa) budgeted and (bb) total costs and (ii) is the value of the projects in each case? NW1955E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b),(i),(ii) Land owned by the Ingonyama Trust Board: all proceeds from sale or lease is received by the Ingonyama Trust Board and is not received by a Traditional Council. If the land sold or leased falls under the jurisdiction of a Traditional Council, funds are allocated in the Trust Account of the Traditional Council for the benefit of the beneficiary communities. Proceeds are not banked in the bank accounts of Traditional Leaders.

When land from the Ingonyama Trust is sold or leased it is done by the Ingonyama Trust Board with the written consent of the relevant Traditional Council. The proceeds are paid into the Ingonyama Trust account and 10% may be used for the Trust's administration cost. The remaining 90% must be used to the advantage of the beneficiary communities as stipulated in the Kwazulu-Natal Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994 (Act No. 3 of 1994) and as prescribed by the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).

(2)(a),(b) Yes. The Board assists the traditional leadership and communities in the following ways:

- Bursaries to students from traditional council areas;

- transportation for Amakhosi / purchase of vehicles;

- administrative expenditure such as staff salaries, meetings, travelling, and insurance on vehicles paid for Traditional Councils;

- Amakhosi housing;

- legal fees for legal matters affecting traditional councils; and

- other worthy projects could also be funded.

(3) Yes. In respect of properties that are sold and registered in the name of new title holders/developers, the rates are payable by the purchasers of these properties. In respect of properties that are leased, provision is made in lease agreements that rates be paid by the lessees. Nationally, payment is made to the local municipality in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No. 6 of 2004).

(4)(a),(b)(i),(ii) I am not aware of a Tribal Authority Trust Board Account. If the Honourable Member is referring to the tribal trust accounts which may be created by provincial legislation, those trust accounts have no statutory or financial link to the Ingonyama Trust as those are provincial matters.

(5)(a),(b) The Ingonyama Trust Board is a Schedule 3A Public Entity operating under the leadership of the Executive Authority who is the honourable Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Board is the Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) and is empowered by the Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994 to administer the funds and is accountable to Parliament. The Trust in terms of its disbursement policy makes payments on behalf of traditional councils, for services to the beneficiary communities. The budget and the annual report are approved by the Executive Authority on an annual basis and tabled in Parliament. The Portfolio Committee also reviews the Ingonyama Trust Board Strategic Plan and the quarterly reports which include details of disbursement of funds to beneficiary communities.

(6)(a),(i),(ii),(b),(i),(aa),(bb),(ii) It is assumed that the Honourable Member is referring to the projects undertaken by the Ingonyama Trust Board. In this regard he is respectfully referred to the annual reports of the Ingonyama Trust Board for each financial year, which are tabled in Parliament.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1541

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 JUNE 2013

1541. Mr P J Groenewald ( FF Plus ) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) When will a separate policy document on communal land ownership, as indicated in his department's Green Paper on Land Reform, 2011, be introduced;

(2) which role players were consulted during the drafting of this policy document on communal land ownership;

(3) (a) what is the extent of the communal land and (b) how many people will be affected by such a policy document? NW1888E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The policy document on communal land ownership is still work in progress and it is anticipated that the process will be finalised in 2013.

(2) To date, the National House of Traditional Leaders, CONTRALESA, the Khoi San, Organised Agriculture ( AGRI SA,NAFU SA,TAU SA , AFASA) SALGA, Black Conveyancer Association, Sugar Association of South Africa, Women in Rural Development, Agri Biz, National Reference Group Members, and Council of Stake Holders were consulted.

(3) (a),(b)The communal land is substantially occupied by rural communities in the former homelands, and is known to comprise 13% of the land mass of the Republic of South Africa.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1540

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 JUNE 2013

1540. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What amount has the Government paid in compensation for the loss of land since the start of its programme in respect of the (a) restitution and (b) redistribution of land to beneficiaries;

(2) how many hectares of land would have to be given back to beneficiaries in terms of the programme regarding the (a) restitution and (b) redistribution of land if they were not to accept financial compensation;

(3) whether he or his department has included the total number of hectares of land transferred to black people by the Government since 1994 in the abovementioned number of hectares; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1887E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) R6 561 021 691 as at 31 March 2013.( Rounded off figure R6 billion )

(b) Land redistribution legislation does not permit payment of financial compensation.

(2) (a) 1.992 million hectares as at 31 March 2013. ( Rounded off 1,9 million )

(b) The redistribution programme does not have an option for financial compensation. Only land ownership or use is redistributed.

(3) As at 31 March 2013, 3 million hectares of land have been awarded to successful claimants, of which 1,443,078 million ( Rounded off 1443 million ) have been transferred to date. The awards are made to claimants who meet the requirements for restitution. Records of the race of claimants are not kept.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1465
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 20-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07 JUNE 2013

1465. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:


(1) (a) How much land in (i) square meters and (ii) hectares belongs to a certain trust (name furnished), (b) how many persons reside on it and (c) how much of the land is used for (i) stock farming, (ii) crop farming and (iii) occupation;

(2) how much trust land was taken over from the former homelands by the Government after 1994? NW1810E

THE MINISTER Of RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) (i) 28 426 131 340 m2.

(ii) 2 842 613.1340 hectares.

(b) Just above 4 million people.

(c) (i),(ii),(iii) No measurements have ever been taken hence the extent used for stock farming, crop farming and occupation is unknown.

(2) About 10.5 million hectares, excluding a negligible amount of state land which is currently being surveyed.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1464
INTERNAL QUESTlON PAPER [No 20-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07 JUNE 2013

1464, Mr P J Groenewald (FFPlus) to as k the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform :


(1) With reference to his reply to question 9760~13M ay 2011, how much land in (a) square meters and (b) hectares in (i) total and (ii) each separate province resorts under control of the (aa) State, (bb) private-owners and (cc) traditional authorities

(2) what was the source from which these figures were obtained? NW1809E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a)-(b)(i)(ii)-(aa)(bb)(cc) Refer to the table below

Province

State Owned Land Extent (Ha)

Private Owned Land Extent (Ha)

State Land %

Private %

Total Extent

Unaccounted Extent

Unaccounted Extent

Eastern Cape

1,510,553

11,370,084

9%

67%

12,880,637

4,011,063

24%

Free State

845,084

11,857,160

7%

91%

12,702,244

280,356

2%

Gauteng

304,137

1,181,518

17%

65%

1,485,655

332,145

18%

KwaZulu-Natal

4,695,245

4,297,235

50%

46%

8,992,480

340,320

4%

Limpopo

2,331,790

8,844,083

20%

70%

11,395,872

1179,728

9%

Mpumalanga

1,875,146

4,805,344

25%

63%

6,680,490

969,010

13%

North West

2,409,778

7,481,942

23%

71%

9,891,720

596,380

6%

Northern Cape

1,829,347

35,210,998

5%

94%

37,040,345

248,455

1%

Western Cape

1,040,801

11,502,427

8%

89%

12,543,228

403,072

3%

Totals

17,061,882

96,550,791

14%

79%

113,612,673

8,360,527

7%


Note: All trust and communal land are currently captured as state land.

Unaccounted extent is the difference between the province extent and the sum of private land and state land. In some provinces the unaccounted extent is as a result of the existence of unsurveyed and unregistered state land.

(2) The sources of the above figures are from the land audit database which was formulated using the Deeds database and the Surveyor-General's database.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1439
INTERNAL QUESTlON PAPER [NO 20-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07 JUNE 2013

1439. Mrs A Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:


(1) Whether any agricultural land with or without movable assets in the Joe Gqabi district in the Eastern Cape has been purchased by the Government between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2013; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so.,

(2) whether he will provide the details with regard to each property in respect of the (a) description, (b) area of land for agricultural use, (c) purchase price that has been paid, (d) names of the beneficiaries and (e) name(s) of the owners from whom the property was purchased; if not, why not;

(3) whether he will provide the details of any movable assets that were purchased with each property in respect of the (a) description, (b) quantity, (c) purchase price that has been paid and (d) reasons for the purchase of each movable asset;

(4) whether any purchases were in terms of any land claims; if not, why were the properties purchased; if so, (a) in terms of which laws and (b) on what dates (i) were the claims lodged, (ii) did the claim settlement processes begin, (iii) were the previous owners paid for the properties and {iv) was the ownership of the properties transferred to the beneficiaries? NW1782E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes
(2) (a),(b),(c),(d),(e) Yes. Please refer to Annexure A.

(3) (a),(b) ,(c), (d) No movable assets were acquired with the farms.

(4) No. All the farms that are listed in Annexure A were bought in terms of the Redistribution Policy of the Department as part of the Land Reform Programme, in terms of the Land Reform: Provision of Land and Assistance Act, 1993 (Act No 126 of f 993)-

(a),(b),(i),(ii), (iii), (iv) Falls away.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 1334

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 MAY 2013

1334. Mr G G Boinamo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) he, (b) his deputy minister, (c) any specified officials and (d) any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card (i) in the (aa) 2011-12 and (bb) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013; if so, in each instance, what is the (aaa)(aaaa) name and (bbbb) job title of each person to whom a credit card was issued, (bbb) credit limit, (ccc) outstanding amount as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (ddd) monthly expenses incurred for each month since receiving the credit card, (eee) reason for such a person being issued with a credit card and (fff) uses that such a credit card is intended for;

(2) whether the credit limit of any specified credit card was exceeded at any time since it was issued; if so, (a) whose credit cards are over the limit and (b) what is the reason for the credit card exceeding the limit? NW1664E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

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

(d) (i) (aa) (bb) (ii) (aaa)(aaaa) (bbbb) (ccc) (ddd) (eee) (fff) Falls away.

(2) (a) (b) Falls away.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 1275

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 MAY 2013

1275. Mr P S Sizani (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What steps has he taken against officials who awarded tenders and did not manage the specified projects to completion;

(2) Whether he has taken steps to recoup the funds from the service providers who failed to complete the projects for which they were paid? NW1554E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not aware which projects the questions is referring to.

(2) Where officials did not follow this process, the expenditure is classified as irregular and further investigations are conducted .

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1274
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 May 2013

1274. Mr P S Sizani (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:


What training programmes is he implementing to create capacity in his department in order to reach its rural development and land reform targets? NW1553E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:


The Department has consulted with various rural universities and tertiary Institutions with regard to training programme in order to build capacity. Please refer to the table below for details in this regard,

Attached: please find table here

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1273

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 May 2013

1273. Mrs P C Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) What processes were followed in declaring the Ntunda rural area in Mpumalanga a Comprehensive Rural Development Programme area and (b) what progress has been made thus far? NW1552E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) As part of the War on Poverty Programme, His Excellency, The Deputy President Mr Kgalema Motlanthe on 30 October 2010, led a team of Cabinet Ministers and members of provincial government on a visit to the Nkomazi Municipality. Amongst the Wards visited was Ward 16, comprising of Ntunda, Mzinti and Sikwahlana villages. Two of the key findings in Ntunda Village was the extreme poverty and lack of infrastructure. Emanating from this visit, Ntunda was then declared a CRDP site where rural infrastructure was to be implemented to improve the lives of the community and its neighbours as a whole.

(b) Since the launch of CRDP in Ntunda, the Department has implemented the following projects:

- Installation of 327 Rainwater Harvesting Tanks to households, completed in June 2013;

- Independent Development Trust has been appointed to install solar systems for 164 households.

- Installation of 28 solar street lights at Ntunda completed in June 2013;

- Village Viewing Area has been established in February 2012;

- Tender documents finalised for the construction of an administration block at Indlavela Primary School;

- Construction of fence and cattle handling facilities at 2 farms, completed in June 2013;

- Fencing of Sukumani Siyaphambili communal garden for women, completed in December 2011;

- Fencing of Ntunda Home Based Care Centre completed in July 2012;

- Fencing of 156 households completed in April 2012;

- The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration is rehabilitating grazing camps, earth dam and putting animal' disease control measures in place;

- The Department of Health has identified a site in the village as part of their plan to construct a new clinic. A tender has been advertised for construction.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 1272

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2013]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 MAY 2013

1272. Ms P P Xaba (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) What contribution has the Ingonyama Trust Board made to his department's land audit which was recently completed by the Chief Surveyor-General and (b) what was the finding of this audit in respect of land upon which a certain company's service stations (name furnished) are situated (details furnished)? NW1551E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Ingonyama Trust Board contributed to the audit exercise by providing relevant information for identification of land, as well as facilitating access to such land by the field workers where necessary.

(b) The land in question was identified as the remainder of the Farm Umnini Location

No. 1788, in which the portions upon which service stations were observed do exist as subdivision 20 and 21 of the said farm, as surveyed and approved in 1988 and not registered in Deeds office.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1237

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 17-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 MAY 2013

1237. Mr M Mnqasela (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What amount has his department spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment in the (i) 2012-13 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2013? NW1483E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

EXPENDITURE ON CATERING AND ENTERTAINMENT

Financial Year

Catering

Entertainment

(a)

(b)

(i) 2012/13

R11 474 147.57

R16 845.68

(ii) 2013/14

R2 214 027.57

R0.00

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 1160

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 MAY 2013

1160. Mr D A Kganare (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether his department has a programme in place to build proper tarred roads to link the rural villages of Qwaqwa and ThabaNchu; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1399E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No, not at present.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 1102

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 MAY 2013

1102. Mrs S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What total amounts has (a) his department and (b) each specified entity reporting to him spent on (i) print and (ii) broadcast advertising in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years;

(2) in each case, (a)(i) by which radio or television station were the advertisements broadcast and (ii) in which newspapers were the advertisements published in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years and (b) at what cost in each specified case? NW1335E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b)(i) and (ii) (aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) Please refer to Tables 1, 2, 3, and 4 below.

Table 1: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Item Level 4

Advertising Expenditure

Reference Nr.

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

Item Posting Level

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

(i)

ADVERTISING :PRINT

0

0

3,492,565.40

2,383,641.39

(ii)

ADVERT:BROADCAST

18,000,000.00

18,00, 000.00

23,514,682.45

21,691,691.71

Total

18,000,000.00

18,000,000.00

27,007,247.85

23,879,333.10

Table 2 : Deeds Trading Account

Reference Nr.

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

Item Posting Level

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

(i)

ADVERTISING :PRINT

50

92

253

129

(ii)

ADVERT:BROADCAST

0

0

0

0

Total

50

92

253

129

Table 3: Agriculture Land Holdings Account (ALHA)

Item Level 4

Advertising

Expenditure

Reference Nr.

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

Item Posting Level

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

(i)

ADVERTISING :PRINT

0

0

40

0

(ii)

ADVERT:BROADCAST

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

40

0

Table 4: Ingonyama Trust Board

Item Level 4

Advertising

Expenditure

Reference Nr.

(aa)

(bb)

(cc)

(dd)

Item Posting Level

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

(i)

ADVERTISING :PRINT

50

25

146

151

(ii)

ADVERT:BROADCAST

0

0

0

0

Total

50

25

146

151

(2)(a),(b)(i),(ii)(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd) Please refer to Annexures A and B.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1044

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 MAY 2013

1044. Mr M Swart (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What steps is his department taking to expedite the formation of a fully staffed internal audit division within his department;

(2) by what date does he envisage the internal audit division will be fully (a) staffed and (b) functional? NW1246E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The normal steps of filling the vacant posts are being followed.

- .

(2)(a) 31 March 2014.

(b) It is fully functional.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 1043

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 MAY 2013

1043. Mr M Swart (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Will he provide all details where payment for capital assets exceeded his department's budget as at the end of the third quarter of the 2012-13 financial year;

(2) what is the forecasted over expenditure on capital assets by his department for the end of the 2012-13 financial year? NW1245E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM: RESPONSE

(1) Payments for capital assets did not exceed the Department's budget as at the end of the third quarter of the 2012-2013 financial year. Please refer to the table below.

A: Capital Expenditure at the end of 3rd Quarter

Description

Appropriated Budget

Actual Expenditure at the end of Dec '12

Available Budget

R'000

Buildings and other fixed structures

-

406

(406)

Machinery and equipment

49,235

27,450

21,785

Land and sub-soil assets

-

18,271

(18,271)

Software and other intangible assets

2,605

168

2,437

Payments for capital assets

51,840

46,295

5,545

(2) None. Please refer to the table below.

B: Forecast for 2013 FY

Description

Budget at end of March 2012

Exp. at end of March 2013

Available Budget

R'000

BUILDINGS & OTHER FIX STRUCT

61,073

61,067

6

LAND & SUBSOIL ASSETS

21,600

21,598

2

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

48,294

44,302

3,992

SOFTWARE & INTANGIBLE ASSETS

4,575

4,573

2

Grand Total

135,542

131,541

4,002

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 980

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 15-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10 MAY 2013

980. Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Since 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 27;

(2) since 1 January 2011, how many internal appeals under the Act were received by (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 77(7);

(3) who is the information officer for (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him, and in each case, what are the contact details of the officer? NW1203E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Details of applications

(a)

(b)

Department

Commission

Ingonyama Trust Board

(1)

Received

21

46

1

(i) Granted

6 granted in full,

4 granted partially

45

The application is still pending

(ii) Refused

2 refused in full,

4 refused partially

1

0

(iii) Deemed refused S(27)

1

0

The application is still pending

(2)

Received

6

0

0

(i) Granted

3 partially granted

Falls away

Falls away

(ii) Refused

3 partially refused, 2 withdrawn

Falls away

Falls away

(iii) Deemed refused:

S77(7)

1

Falls away

Falls away

(3)

Details of Information Officers

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

Street Add:

Mr P M Shabane

Director-General

DGOffice@ruraldevelopment.gov.za

012 312 9490

012 323 6072

184 Jeff Masemola Street, Pretoria, 0001

Ms N Gobodo

Chief Land Claims Commissioner

NGobodo@ruraldevelopment.gov.za 012 8883

012 312 8066

184 Jeff Masemola Street, Pretoria, 0001

Mr N Bhebhe

Chief Executive Officer

BhebheN@ingonyamatrust.org.za

033 846 9900

65 Trelawney Road, Southgate, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION 808

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 13-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 APRIL 2013

808. Mr J F van der Linde (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether his department has a new policy in place that has substituted The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) programme for youth empowerment; if not, what is the current status of the NARYSEC programme; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the details of the new programme;

(2) what is the total cost of the existing NARYSEC programme since 2010;

(3) (a) what is the (i) number of youths trained in rural areas as per province and (ii) details of the specific skills that they were empowered with and (b) how many of the youths (i) now have job security and (ii) have been involved in upliftment programmes in their communities;

(4) whether the stipend of R1 320 per month still applies; if not, why not; if so, how does his department determine who receives the stipend? NW1021E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The NARYSEC programme is fully operational. However, the policy has been amended to extend participation of participants in the NARYSEC programme to 4 years.

(a) and (b) Fall away.

(2) 2010-2011: R3, 023 million

2011-2012: R95, 836 million

2012-2013: R413, 902 million

2013-2014: R508, 917 million

(3)(a)(i),(ii) and (b)(i),(ii) Please refer to Annexure A.

(4) Yes, the stipend of R1 320.00 still applies. The participant receives 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.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 749

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 12-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 APRIL 2013

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

(1) On what basis has the annual rental of a certain person (name furnished), the current lessee from his department of the farms Uitkyk and The Flat or Mzinsi project farm in the Hofmeyer District in the Eastern Cape, increased from R33 000.00 pa to R155 000.00 pa;

(2) did he call all lessees and land reform beneficiaries to a general meeting in Gallagher Estate in 2010 to discuss the terms, conditions and rental payment agreements that would be applicable to the occupation of State land; if so, (a) have these conditions subsequently changed and (b) why have they changed;

(3) what steps has his department taken to address the poor state of (a) water, (b) fencing and (c) other critical infrastructure on farms Uitkyk and The Flat or Mzinsi project farm in the Hofmeyer District in the Eastern Cape;

(4) what is his department's policy with regard to properties and farms that are leased to land reform beneficiaries with regard to the provision and maintenance of infrastructure and has this been followed by his department in the case of the farms Uitkyk and The Flat or Mzinsi project farm in the Hofmeyer District in the Eastern Cape;

(5) has his department allocated a mentor to the farms Uitkyk and The Flat or Mzinsi project farm in the Hofmeyer District in the Eastern Cape; if so, (a) what are the terms of the appointment and (b) has his department considered or assisted the lessee with the implementation of a business plan to make the property a viable farming enterprise? NW957E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Initially the lease fees were based on 6% of the farms productive value which has since been changed to 6% of the market value/ purchase price of the farm. This change is normally implemented on expiry of the particular agreement.

(2) Yes. All Land Reform beneficiaries have been called to several meeting as part of the Land Reform Green paper consultation process to discuss all Land Reform matters.

(a),(b) In the provinces where the lease amounts were based on 6% of the production value, on expiry of the contract, the lessee is advised of the change by determining the lease amount from production value to market value of the property and is therefore given an option. The lessee's consent is required before the new lease agreement is drawn. The lessee can still agree to the new pricing system but has to advise the Department if he/she cannot afford the amount and state the amount that they can afford.

(3)(a),(b),(c) In the 2009-2010 financial year, the farms were allocated an amount of R2 335 534.20 for infrastructure improvement.Of the approved budget of R2 335 534.20, only R1 342 215.90 was used and it was spent on the infrastructure listed below where the Mzinsi Project benefited on all except handling facilities:

- Fire breaks : R36 215.92

- Water infrastructure : R806 000.00

- Handling facility : R195 000.00

- House renovations : R305 000.00

The balance of R993 318.30 was meant for fencing; however due to boundary disputes amongst the beneficiaries, the project was delayed until the disbandment of the 25% Household Grant and the introduction of the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) which the Project had to comply with.One of the requirements of the new programme was a Comprehensive Development Plan which was done by the prospective mentor and submitted to the Department.As part of the RADP application process flow, the business plan was presented to the Chris Hani District Committee on 12 June 2012 where it was not supported; however a Technical Task Team was formed to look at the capital requirements of the Hofmeyr farms and come up with a feasible way of developing the farms.

The capital request by the Hofmeyr farms was R21 819 036.00 and this was viewed as too high for the properties as they only constitute 5 187.7522 ha and an amount of R9 500 000.00 and R1 342 215.90 had already been spent on them for land acquisition and developments respectively.

Subsequent to the investigation by the Task Team and recommendations by the District Screening Committee (DSC) the project was presented to the Provincial Committee in November 2012 where it was supported. The next step was for the project to be packaged for approval by the Branch Head: Land Reform but at this stage the project faced numerous challenges, amongst them the infighting of Siyaya project members upon the passing of the Chairperson and the unwillingness of Hofmeyr farm beneficiaries to sign the new lease agreements.

(4) The Recapitalisation and Development Programme is used to address issues of development and maintenance of farms. Before a farm can be recapitalized, there must be a signed lease agreement in place because the beneficiary must take responsibility and ownership of all the developments that will occuron that particular farm. This policy was followed with regard to the above farms.

(5) No. The beneficiaries appointed their own mentor and introduced him to the Department.

(a) Falls away.

(b) No. The business plan will be presented in the next National Land and Recapitalisation Allocation Committee (NLRAC) sitting.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 648

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 10-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28 MARCH 2013

648. Mrs P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many claims were instituted against his department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each specified financial year, (a) what amount was claimed, (b) how many claims were (i) finalised in court, (ii) settled out of court and (iii) are still outstanding and (c) what amount has been paid to each plaintiff in each case that was (i) finalised in court and (ii) settled out of court? NW807E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) Number of cases instituted against the Department during:

(i) 2009 to 2010 = 44

(ii) 2010 to 2011= 68

(iii) 2011 to 2012 = 41

(iv) 2012 to 2013 = 56

(2) (a) Amount claimed during:

(i) 2009 to 2010 = R3 906 697-60

(ii) 2010 to 2011 = R21 158 534-47

(iii) 2011 to 2012 = R18 163 462-22

(iv) 2012 to 2013 = R137 953 103-12

(b) (i) claims finalised in court during:

2009 to 2010 = 19

2010 to 2011 = 3

2011 to 2012 = 1

2012 to 2013 = 6

(ii) claims settled out of court during:

2009 to 2010 = 1

2010 to 2011 = 1

2011 to 2012 = 2

2012 to 2013 = 3

(iii) claims still outstanding during:

2009 to 2010 = 19

2010 to 2011 = 35

2011 to 2012 = 37

2012 to 2013 = 53

(c) amounts paid as per court order:

(i) 2009 to 2010 = R435 592-57

(ii) 2010 to 2011= R13 079-29

(iii) 2011 to 2012 = R 23000-00

(iv) 2012 to 2013 = R00

(d) amounts paid per settlement agreement:

(i) 2009 to 2010 = R353 429-08

(ii) 2010 to 2011 = R00

(iii) 2011 to 2012 = R00

(iv) 2012 to 2013 = R1,2 83 884-47

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 563

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 09-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 MARCH 2013

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

(1) What (a) is the total amount and (b) are the respective amounts that are at issue in the 32 investigations into (i) fraud and (ii) corruption that were disclosed by the Auditor-General in his 2012 report;

(2) how many public servants in each of the 32 cases of (a) fraud and (b) corruption were (i) implicated, (ii) found guilty, (iii) dismissed and (iv) prosecuted;

(3) whether any money that was lost to (a) fraud and (b) corruption in these 32 cases was recovered; if so, how much money was recovered in each case; if not, why not, in each case;

(4) whether he has taken steps to prevent a repeat of such irregularities; if not, why not; if so, what steps? NW721E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) (i),(ii) The total cannot be determined at this stage for the reasons set out in the responses to (b)(i) and (ii) below.

(b) (i),(ii) None of the 32 cases, including the 10 referred to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), has been concluded to the point where exact amounts related to fraud and corruption have been determined.

(2) (a),(b)(i) 32 officials are implicated in fraud and corruption cases.

(ii),(iii)-(iv) None of the 32 cases, including the 10 referred to the SIU, has been finalised to the point where disciplinary and criminal matters have been concluded.

(3) (a),(b) None of the 32 cases, including the 10 referred to the SIU, has been finalised to the point where disciplinary and civil recoveries have been concluded.

(4) Yes. Steps have been taken to prevent a repeat of such irregularities, including but not limited to, financial controls that have been enhanced to ensure that there is segregation of duties in financial services and supply chain management processes, and the suspension of officials pending investigations.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 562

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 09-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 MARCH 2013

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


(1) In how many cases did purchase deeds, where the Government wanted to be purchase land from farmers, fall through because farmers (a) would not accept the Government's offer price and (b) accept the Government's offer price, but the contract was (i) not finalised or (ii) cancelled by the Government:

(2) what reasons did the farmers advance for refusing the price offered by the Government;

(3) (a) how many transactions in which the Government (i) wants to purchase or 9ii) is in the process of purchasing land from farmers will be affected by the scrapping of the willing buyer, willing seller principle and (b0 what are the details of the purchase transactions that will be affected? NW720E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORMS:

(1) (a)(b)(i)(ii) See attached Annexure A

(20 In most cases, the sellers' grounds for refusal were that the price offered by the Department negotiates based on valuation reports and therefore the offers made to the seller are deemed to be market related.

(30 (a)(i)(ii) None yet.|
(b) Falls away.


ANNEXURE A FOR NA Q 562

Provinces

Did not accept Government offer

Accepted Government

1(a)

(1)(b)(i)

(1)(b)(ii)

Not finalised

Cancelled by Government

Eastern Cape

19

1

0

Free State

32

0

0

Gauteng Province

43

0

0

KwaZulu-Natal

22

2

0

Limpopo

44

1

1

Mpumalanga

20

8

3

Northern Cape

4

1

0

North West

15

0

0

Western Cape

13

0

0

TOTAL

212

13

4

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 555

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 09-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 MARCH 2013

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

Whether his department has built a link road and bridge at Ludondolo -Mvezo in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the (a) reason for the project and (b) total cost? NW712E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is working in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works (ECRPW) in constructing the bridge (funded by DRDLR) and road (funded by the ECRPW) in Ludondolo, Mvezo.

(a) Rural people have the right to basic services. The project was implemented to improve the social and economic well-being of the rural communities of Ludondolo, Mvezo and a further 21 rural villages in the area. The road and bridge project provides better access to 23 communities by reducing the distance to Idutywa (N2) by more than 50 kilometres or one and a half hours in terms of time. The project has impacted the surrounding rural communities in the following ways:

- 209 jobs created;

- improved tourism access has been provided to Mvezo heritage site;

- improved rural livelihoods supported by providing access to markets and economic activities;

- improved goods and people mobility (public transport);

- skills development through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) on the job training; and

- improved access to social services such as schools, clinics and hospital.

(b) The project has been completed and the official hand over will be on 31 May 2013.

Estimated Construction cost : R 147 000 000.00

Estimated Professional fees : R 13 000 000.00

Estimated Total : R 161 000 000.00

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 505

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 09-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 MARCH 2013

505. Mr A Watson (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) What are the names of all the (i) companies that manage state-owned farms and (ii) farms that they manage and, (b) in each case, since 2007 (i) how much funding has his department given annually, (ii) how many farm workers have been employed, (iii) what has been the annual production per hectare and (iv) what percentage of the production has been exported? NW659E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a)(i),(ii),(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) Please refer to Annexure A as attached.


Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION 433

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 08-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15 MARCH 2013

433. Mr A Watson (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) Which state-owned farms in each province are managed by a certain company (name furnished), (b) on what date was the specified company appointed in each case and (c)(i) what has been the annual production per hectare, (ii) what percentage of annual production of these farms has been exported and (iii) how many workers have been employed since the said company took over the farm management;

(2) what amount has his Department given to each farm under the said company in each year since 2007? NW583E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b),(c)(i)-(iii) Please refer to Annexure A.

(2) Please refer to Annexure A. Please note that no grant funding was released to Bono Holdings prior to the 2011-2012 financial year.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 356

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08 MARCH 2013

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

What was the (a) date of the evaluation, (b) name of the professional evaluator, (c) evaluation amount and (d) production value of (i) Portion 11 of the Farm Rietfontein 434, Registration Division IQ, measuring 586,1137ha and (ii) Portion 239 of the Farm Klipdrift 422, Registration Division IQ, measuring 50,583ha, in each case? NW503E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a)(i), (ii) Portion 1 of the Farm Rietfontein 434, Registration Division IQ and Portion 239 of the Farm Klipdrift, Registration Division IQ were valued as a single economic unit on 10 January 2009.

(b)(i)-(ii) AP du Plessis (Van Rooyen Eberssohn Waardasies BK) conducted the valuation for both properties.

(c)(i)-(ii) R8 600 000.00 for both properties valued as a single economic unit.

(d)(i)-(ii) The production value of the properties was not assessed.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION 355

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08 MARCH 2013

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

What was the (a) purchase price and (b) total acquisition cost of (i) Portion 11 of the Farm Rietfontein 434, Registration Division IQ, measuring 586,1137ha and (ii) Portion 239 of the Farm Klipdrift 422, Registration Division IQ, measuring 50,583ha? NW502E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Details

(i) Portion 11 of the farm Rietfontein, 434

(ii) Portion 239 of the farm Klipdrift, 422

(a)

Purchase Price

R8 200 000.00 for both properties

(b)

Total acquisition cost

R9 348 000.00 for both properties

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION 354

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08 MARCH 2013

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

(a) Who currently (i) owns and (ii) occupies (aa) Portion 11 of the farm Rietfontein 434, Registration Division IQ, Measuring 586,1137 ha and (bb) Portion 239 of the farm Klipdrift 422, Registration Division IQ, Measuring 50,583 ha and (b) on what grounds was the said farms purchased? NW501E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a)

(a)

(aa) Portion 11 of the farm Rietfontein 434

(bb) Portion 239 of the farm Kliprift 422

(i) Owns

Tlokwe City Council

(i) Occupies

- Maphetlhe P J

- Mosiane D

- Thekiso M

- Otto V

- Meyer K

- Gabadise K

(b) The properties were acquired for commonage purposes in order to assist the Tlokwe Local Municipality for emerging farmers and to address the relocation of emerging farmers who were being evicted from the Highveld National Park.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 241

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 February 2013

241. Mr G B D Mc Intosh (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What progress has his department made in resolving the Abathembu land claim in Notice 241 of 2002 in the Government Gazette No 23125 of 22 February 2002? NW258E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Regional Land Claims Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal is in the process of amending Notice No. 241 of 2002 to exclude some properties initially registered on the said notice. The properties which will be excluded on the notice will then be acquired through the Extension of Security of Tenure Act,997 ( Act No. 62 of 1997). The negotiations are at the final stage and will be finalised soon.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 240

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 February 2013

240. Mr G B D Mc Intosh (Cope) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether, with regard to Notice 241 of 2002 regarding the Abathembu Land Claim, as published in the Government Gazette No 23125 of 22 February 2002, issued in terms of section 11(1) of Act 22 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, Act 22 of 1994, which allows for de-gazetting or withdrawal of a land claim, any of the properties listed in the schedule attached to Notice 241 have been de-gazetted; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW257E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No. The Regional Land Claims Commission (RLCC) in KwaZulu-Natal is in the process of amending Notice No 241 of 2002 to exclude some properties initially registered (see the attached schedule). The said amended notice will be published in due course and the excluded properties would be acquired through the Extension of Security of Tenure Act., 1997 (Act No. 62 of 1997)

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 154

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 February 2013

154. Dr S M van Dyk (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many legal matters were dealt with by his department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) (a) how many of the specified legal matters were dealt with by (i) the State Attorney and (ii) private attorneys during the specified periods and (b) what are the reasons why his department was not represented by the State Attorney in each specified case;

(3) what total amounts were paid by his department to (a) the State Attorney and (b) private attorneys during the specified periods? NW160E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) (i) 406

(ii) 410

(iii) 428

(b) 397

(2) (a) (i)-(ii) The matters enumerated above are litigation matters, all of which have been handled by the State Attorney on behalf of the Department. It should therefore be noted the payments reflected in paragraph (3)(b) are payments to private attorneys for matters other than litigation, including but not limited to: disciplinary hearings, claimant verification processes, representation in Extension of Security of Tenure Act matters and conveyancing. It should also be noted that the cases listed in paragraph (1) supra are enumerated cumulatively over the years under question.

(b) Falls away.

(3) (a) 2009-2010 : R27 922 785.51

2010-2011 : R49 126 333.89

2011-2012 : R47 500 039.13

(b) 2009-2010 : R6 163 919.61

2010-2011 : R8 487 826.01

2011-2012 : R10 863 339.82

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 121

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 February 2013

121. Mr S J F Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) his department and (b) any entities reporting to him paid any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012; if so, in each specified case, (i) to whom and (ii) what amount was paid;

(2) whether the specified bonuses were performance-based; if not, what is the justification for each bonus; if so, in each case, from which budget were the performance bonuses paid;

(3) whether, in each case, (a) a performance agreement was signed with the official and (b) regular performance assessments were conducted; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW127E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a) and (b) No. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform did not pay performance-based bonuses to senior officials.

(i),(ii) Fall away.

(2) Falls away.

(3)(a),(b) Fall away.

Reply received: February 2013

QUESTION 88

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2013]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 February 2013

88. Mr G G Boinamo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many tickets did (i) his department and (ii) any of its entities purchase to attend business breakfasts hosted by a certain newspaper (name furnished) (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11 and (bbb) 2011-12 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what was the total cost in each case? NW94E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(aaa) None. The department did not purchase any tickets or attended any business breakfasts hosted by certain newspaper during 2010-11 financial year.

(bbb) Yes

(a)(i)&(ii) The department bought 250 tickets for its delegation and stakeholders that accompanied the minister and deputy minister to the business breakfast hosted by certain newspaper.

(b) The media business briefing with certain newspaper costed the department R178 267.50 Inclusive of VAT.