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Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2873 (NW3423E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 35– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) (a) Which company or companies were awarded the contracts for the management of the 2013 SA Sport Awards and

(b) on what date

(i) was the application deadline,

(ii) did the successful applicants submit their applications and

(iii) was the contract awarded in each case;

(2) (a) who are the directors of each company,

(b) when was each company registered,

(c) does each company have a valid tax clearance certificate and

(d) what is the date of each tax clearance certificate;

(3) whether the contracts were put out to tender in each case; if not, why not; if so, in each case,

(a) when was the tender advertised,

(b) were the procurement processes fully complied with,

(c) what procedural steps were followed to allocate the tender,

(d) which companies applied for the tender and

(e) on what grounds were the chosen companies preferred;

(4) in each case, what is the

(a) value of the contract and

(b) (i) breakdown and

(ii) budget of the

(aa) goods and

(bb) services per line item acquired by the contract?

NW3423E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1)(a) JV Ultimate Sporting Concepts (Pty) Ltd & Sabela Uyabizwa Media (Pty) Ltd.

(1)(b)(i) 2013/04/26

(ii) Yes, they did submit applications.

(iii) Yes, the contract was awarded.

(2)(a) Ultimate Sporting Concepts (Pty) Ltd – Nhlanhla Steven Ngwenya

Sabela Uyabizwa Media (Pty) LTD – Dazana Sulungeka

(2)(b) Ultimate Sporting Concepts (Pty) Ltd - 2012

Sabela Uyabizwa Media (Pty) Ltd – 2012

(2)(c) Yes, each company has a valid tax clearance certificate.

(2)(d) Ultimate Sporting Concepts (Pty) Ltd – 2013-04-18 – 2014-04-18

Sabela Uyabizwa Media (Pty) Ltd – 2013-08-07 – 2014-08-07

(3) Yes

(3) (a) 2013/03/28

(3)(b) Yes, procurement processes were fully complied with.

(3)(c)

  • The Department advertised a tender in Government tender Bulletin which specified briefing session date and closing date.
  • A compulsory briefing session was held and clarity seeking questions were addressed during the briefing session.
  • During the closing date, some bidders were present and bid prices were read out in public.
  • Supply chain officials recorded all bids and bid prices.
  • The Evaluation Secretariat set out the evaluation date for the evaluation of bids received.
  • The Bid Evaluation Committee was convened and evaluated all bids received.
  • Shortlisted bidders were invited for presentations
  • The BEC followed the three phases as per the bid document.
    • Compliance phase 1
    • Technical and Functionality Phase 2
    • Price and BBBEE Phase 3
  • The BEC scrutinized and evaluated bids received according to the specified procurement criteria.
  • The BEC engaged in a robust deliberation on the expertise and presentations by the bidders.
  • Each member of the BEC completed the scoring sheet on a separate sheet and inputs.
  • The BEC compiled the evaluation report and made recommendations to the BAC.
  • The (BAC) reviewed the recommendations from the BEC and deliberated on them, subsequently they recommended approval of the successful bidder to the Director General
  • The Director General appointed the recommended bidder.
  • Appointment letter and regret letters were issued.
  • After the issuing of the appointment letter to the successful bidder, a service level agreement was entered into by the Department and the successful bidder.

(3)(d) 1. Octagon Marketing PTY LTD

2. C-Squared Consumer Connectedness.

3. Rockstar Entertainment/Asiboni Mbala

4. Black Magic Entertainment

5. Ideahub Communications CC

6. Sabela Uyabizwa Media JV Ultimate Sporting Concept

7. Marble Arch

(3)(e)

· The JV (Sabela Uyabizwa Media/ Ultimate Sporting Concepts have

demonstrated that they have extensive experience in staging large scale entertainment events, and knowledge of public relations, and marketing.

  • Their key personnel have the necessary knowledge, competency and relevant qualifications and they have also displayed professionalism during their presentations.
  • They have executed events of this magnitude before, their track record and references bears testimony.
  • The creative concept and show production presented by Ultimate Sporting Concept which gives the event the prestige it deserves and the look and feel was impressive .
  • Ultimate Sporting Concept demonstrated that they have the capacity and they know how, to enable them to execute this event within the required time frames.
  • Over and above they have scored the highest points on phase 3 (Price and BBBEE) and the total overall score.

(4)(a) R17 941 313.55

(4)(b) The Department will provide a breakdown of the total expenditure after the event, as it is difficult now, since there are items that are to be negotiated on with the service provider, within the tendered amount.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2813 (NW 3318E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 33– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

NW3318E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) The department

(b) Entities

(b) Entities

SRSA

R0.00

BSA

R0.00

SAIDS

R0.00

(2) (a) The department

(b) Entities

(b) Entities

SRSA

BSA

SAIDS

Reply received: December 2013

QUESTION 2666 (NW3155E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 32– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M Hlengwa (IFP) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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 is the total cost of their salaries to the State?

NW3155E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) None.

(b) Not Applicable.

(2) (a) Not Applicable.

(b) Not Applicable.

(3) Not Applicable.

4) Not Applicable.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2653 (NW3142E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 32– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mrs N W A Michael (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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? NW3142E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

(1) None.

(a) None.

(b) None.

(2) The Department achieved 54% success against targets set in the Annual Performance Plan (APP) for the 2012-13 financial year. However, there were many other achievements that were not specifically set as targets in the APP but were in line with the departmental mandate. This, because 2012/13 financial year, is the period during which the Department aligned its implementation to the National Development Plan and the National Sport & Recreation Plan, following its approval by Cabinet in 2012.

This meant that the implementation of some of the planned targets had to be done differently or reviewed in order to ensure better value-add to the operations of the Department and its impact to its stakeholders.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2467 (NW2952E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 31 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) What was the

(a) total cost and

(b) breakdown of expenditure by his department on the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day held on 17 August 2013;

(2) whether any amount was paid to secure a certain entertainer (name furnished) from overseas to perform at the specified event; if so, what amount was

(a) paid and

(b) returned;

(3) whether any amount was paid to

(a) the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or

(b) any office holder of the NYDA's personal account; if so, what

(i) amount,

(ii) was the purpose and

(iii) amount was returned?

NW2952E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a), (b)

The process of finalizing all details relating to the cost and breakdown of the expenditure by Sport and Recreation SA on the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day is still underway and will be shared as per request once finalized.

(2) (a), (b) and (3) (a), (b) (i), (ii), (iii)

All cultural performances and entertainment for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day were handled and paid for by the Department of Arts and Culture. All enquires in relation thereto should therefore kindly be referred to Department of Arts and Culture for a response.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2237

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

In respect of each province, what is the:

(a) current title deed registration backlog and

(b) average waiting time for beneficiaries wanting to have their title deeds registered?

REPLY

(a) The National Department of Human Settlements does not have up-to-date data and information on title deeds that have been registered within the jurisdiction of the nine provinces and their respective municipalities, and therefore only estimate of the current backlog based on available information can be made to respond to the question.

The estimate of the current title deed registration backlog is based on analysis that had been conducted in 2010. The analysis indicated then that nationally, 54.5% of approved beneficiaries registered on the Housing Subsidy System (HSS) had a title deed registered in their name. This figure excludes other beneficiaries that have been approved in terms of the Discount Benefit Scheme (currently around 346 922).

Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. The calculations reflect the total beneficiaries of 2 590 489 in 2013, of which 2 288 876 are deemed to be eligible for the registration of title deeds.

Note: The estimates for rural provinces take into account the rural beneficiaries, using the share of tribal/trust and communal land in these provinces, with the assumption that no formal title deed will be registered in the name of individual beneficiaries in the tribal/trust areas on the Deeds Register

PROVINCE

TITLE DEED BACKLOG (ESTIMATED, NDHS)

%

Eastern Cape

100,435

32.8%

Free State

49,798

25.4%

Gauteng

220,279

38.8%

KwaZulu-Natal

206,540

54.3%

Limpopo

112,543

82.8%

Mpumalanga

61, 251

43.7%

Northern Cape

17,909

32.8%

North West

137,713

60.5%

Western Cape

95, 539

34.0%

TOTAL

1, 002, 007

43.8%


(b) The data required to determine the average waiting period for a beneficiary wanting to register a house is not readily available within the National Department of Humans Settlements. However, the waiting period will be influenced by the progress made with the relevant township development and establishment, and opening of the township register so that title registration can proceed. The waiting time will also be influenced by a range of factors, including the capacity and business processes being followed from one province and municipality, to the next.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2207 (NW2625E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 28 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) What are the

(a) (i) original targets and

(ii) adjusted targets,

(b) time frames, including dates for each target, and

(c) targets achieved for the steps being taken to develop basketball;

(2) what

(a) financial and

(b) logistical support

(i) has been and

(ii) will be provided to achieve these targets?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1)

(a) (i) As a result of the dysfunctional state of basketball, SASCOC placed

Basketball SA under administration on the 17th June 2012. As a consequence of this, targets were not set by Basketball SA to develop the game. The emphasis was placed on restoring the functionality of the sport by an Interim Committee that had been put in place by SASCOC.

(ii) The targets of the Interim Committee were to:

· Restore functionality of Basketball SA and to review the status of its provinces and affiliates.

· Take measures to complete all outstanding annual financial audits.

· Coordinate and manage programmes.

· Convene a proper Annual General Meeting of Basketball SA.

(b) The timeframe set by SASCOC to achieve these targets was 31st March 2013.

(c) The original target was not achieved as the scale of the work to be done to restore the functionality of Basketball SA was greater than initially assessed.

However, Basketball SA's administration has now been restored. A new Constitution was adopted on the 29th June 2013. A new men's premier league, the Basketball National League starts its first matches on the 18th October 2013 and the AGM of Basketball SA takes place on the 16th November 2013.

(2) (a)

(i) Financial Support provided

Sport and Recreation SA continued to support Basketball SA in its attempts to restore its functionality. Given that Basketball SA was not financially compliant, funds could not be transferred to Basketball SA by Sport and Recreation SA. SRSA allocated funds to the amount of R540,605 to SASCOC specifically to enable Basketball SA through the Interim Committee to undertake all tasks aimed at addressing the administrative problems of Basketball SA.

(ii) Financial Support to be provided

In the current financial year, an allocation of R2million has been set aside by Sport and Recreation SA for the programmes of Basketball SA.

(b)

(i) Logistical Support provided

In addition SRSA assisted Basketball SA to continue some of its programmes including the Top Schools Tournament in December 2012, the Zone VI under 18 Games in December 2012 and the Men and Women Senior National Championships in March 2013. In this regard SRSA directly procured and made available technical and operational goods and services. These included services such as transportation of teams and officials, venue hire, medical and emergency services, equipment, prizes and awards etc.

(ii) Logistical Support to be provided

SRSA continues to provide logistical support based on the programmes and projects being implemented. SRSA has assigned a Task Team to provide support during the staging of the League Matches.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO: 2175
2175: Mr. K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. Whether any building contractors have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship, non-delivery and incompetence in the building of RDP houses; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

2. (a) how many public servants have been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies and (b) how many of these public servants have been removed from their positions as a result thereof;

3. (a) how much money has her department lost due to corruption in the 2012-13 financial year and (b) how much of that money has been recovered?

REPLY:

1) (a) Yes, there are contractors who were blacklisted by the Departments of Human Settlements, in Provinces (Provincial Departments) who would in turn notify the National Department and National Treasury.

(b) The National Department will request details of blacklisted contractors from the National Treasury and make that information available to Parliament.

2) (a) Approximately 2236 public servants were arrested/convicted for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies.

(b) 1725 personnel files of public servants, who allegedly defrauded the housing subsidy system, were prepared and referred to provinces for disciplinary procedures in line with the prescribed labour relations processes. The National Department is awaiting progress report on these matters.

3) Investigations into housing contracts which include shoddy workmanship, amongst others, are multiyear projects and the determination of how much money was lost could only be made once the investigation is completed.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO 2174
Mr. K.P. Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. What progress has been made by the Presidential infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) and Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) in solving the sanitation backlogs?

2. How many people have benefitted from the Rural Households Infrastructure Programme?

Reply.

1. The Department did a costing to address the "hotspots" sanitation challenges as identified by the MSTT. The Department of Human Settlements is collaborating with the Department of Water Affairs in developing a National Water and Sanitation Master Plan that will address both sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports and beyond. An interdepartmental consultative process has been planned and a joint Plan of Action will be developed to address both the sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports.

2. A total number of 233,016 people benefitted from the programme since its inception i.e. 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2133
Mr KJ Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1) Whether any staff member in her 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 her 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 her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors?

Reply

(1) (a) No staff member of the Department of Human Settlements performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal workings hours in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 financial years, (v) approval was granted to one senior manager in the 2012-13 financial year.

(b) (aa) One (bb) SMS member of the Department of Human Settlements has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 to date.

(2) (a) The Department is currently in the process of developing a departmental policy to manage applications for remunerative work by employees outside of the Public Service.

(b) Applications to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service is considered and approved by duly authorized personnel, as authorized by the executing authority

(c) No contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the Department of Human Settlements in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years.

(d) No steps have been taken against transgressors,

Reply received: October 2013

MR. KP SITHOLE (IFP)to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether the Minister has found that there is sufficient oversight to ensure that the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) is utilised efficiently; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

The Provincial reviews with key focus on financial and non financial performance are sufficient for purposes of monitoring in line with the Housing Act (Act 107 of 1997) and constitutional provisions.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NO. 2100
Mr. S.C. Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


a) Does her department prepare quarterly statements?

b) Are the statements considered by the Audit Committee?

Reply

a) The Department prepares quarterly Interim Financial Statements.

b) The Interim Financial Statements are checked by Internal Audit and their report is presented to the Audit Committee.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO. 2083
MR. S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1)How many Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) applications have been (a)approved and (b)declined and (c)what are the reasons for declining each application.

(2)Whether her Department has put any measures in place to make FLISP more accessible; if not, why not; if so, what measures;

(3)whether her department has put any measures in place to prevent the illegal occupation of FLSlP housing projects, if not, why not, if so, what measures?

REPLY

1)Since the implementation April 2012, 330 applications have been approved by June 2013.

Those that were declined are for the following reasons:

1) Not first home owners
2) Salary exceeds the R15 000 maximum income limit.
3) Applications were incomplete; and
4) The Applicants have benefited from government subsidy scheme before.

2)To ensure that FLISP is accessible for all interested parties, application forms can now be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

1)The NHFC-FLISP call centre

2)Provincial Human Settlements Departments and their Regional Offices as well as at some Municipalities;

3)Developers participating in development for FLlSP beneficiaries, and

4)Estate Agents and Mortage Originators.

3)lt should be noted that the FLlSP subsidy is upfront approved and allocated to a specific beneficiary. The beneficiary is thus also the purchaser of the property and who received registered ownership thereof.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2082
Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


Whether her department has a turnaround strategy to address the under-expenditure of the Urban Settlements Development Grant; if not, why not; if so, what strategy?

REPLY

1.The Department has developed and is implementing strategies to enhance expenditure patterns and delivery of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, including detailed analysis of performance assessment and procurement plans together with financial monitoring and oversight engagements. Ongoing support is also provided with our regular engagements, The Provision of the Division of Revenue Act 2 of 2013 are applied and complied with, and we work closely with National Treasury in this regard.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2081
Mr S Mokgalapa, MP (DA) asked the Minister of Human Settlements the following questions:

1. How many municipalities were accredited in the 2012-13 financial year for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3

2. What criteria are used by her department to verify that municipalities have the necessary capacity to be accredited for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3;

3. Whether her department has any measures in place to ensure that the allocated funds are spent according to the accreditation mandate; if so, what measures?

REPLY

1. During the 2012/13 financial year:


(a) 8 Municipalities were accredited at Level 1.
(b) 8 Metro's and 11 District Municipalities were accredited at Level 2 and
(c) No Municipality has been accredited at Level 3 thus far.

2. Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no. 107 of 1997) provides that a Municipality may apply to the relevant Member of an Executive Council responsible for Human Settlements of a Provincial Government for accreditation to administer one or more of the National Housing Programmes. If an application is approved, the municipality will assume the decision-making authority regarding project applications, the funding thereof as well as subsidy applications.

3. Level 3 Accreditation will however be converted to the full assignment of the relevant function in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act.

The financial accountability for funds transferred to municipalities will only transfer to those municipalities who are awarded Level 3 Accreditation.

QUESTION 2207 (NW2625E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 28 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) What are the

(a) (i) original targets and

(ii) adjusted targets,

(b) time frames, including dates for each target, and

(c) targets achieved for the steps being taken to develop basketball;

(2) what

(a) financial and

(b) logistical support

(i) has been and

(ii) will be provided to achieve these targets?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1)

(a) (i) As a result of the dysfunctional state of basketball, SASCOC placed

Basketball SA under administration on the 17th June 2012. As a consequence of this, targets were not set by Basketball SA to develop the game. The emphasis was placed on restoring the functionality of the sport by an Interim Committee that had been put in place by SASCOC.

(ii) The targets of the Interim Committee were to:

· Restore functionality of Basketball SA and to review the status of its provinces and affiliates.

· Take measures to complete all outstanding annual financial audits.

· Coordinate and manage programmes.

· Convene a proper Annual General Meeting of Basketball SA.

(b) The timeframe set by SASCOC to achieve these targets was 31st March 2013.

(c) The original target was not achieved as the scale of the work to be done to restore the functionality of Basketball SA was greater than initially assessed.

However, Basketball SA's administration has now been restored. A new Constitution was adopted on the 29th June 2013. A new men's premier league, the Basketball National League starts its first matches on the 18th October 2013 and the AGM of Basketball SA takes place on the 16th November 2013.

(2) (a)

(i) Financial Support provided

Sport and Recreation SA continued to support Basketball SA in its attempts to restore its functionality. Given that Basketball SA was not financially compliant, funds could not be transferred to Basketball SA by Sport and Recreation SA. SRSA allocated funds to the amount of R540,605 to SASCOC specifically to enable Basketball SA through the Interim Committee to undertake all tasks aimed at addressing the administrative problems of Basketball SA.

(ii) Financial Support to be provided

In the current financial year, an allocation of R2million has been set aside by Sport and Recreation SA for the programmes of Basketball SA.

(b)

(i) Logistical Support provided

In addition SRSA assisted Basketball SA to continue some of its programmes including the Top Schools Tournament in December 2012, the Zone VI under 18 Games in December 2012 and the Men and Women Senior National Championships in March 2013. In this regard SRSA directly procured and made available technical and operational goods and services. These included services such as transportation of teams and officials, venue hire, medical and emergency services, equipment, prizes and awards etc.

(ii) Logistical Support to be provided

SRSA continues to provide logistical support based on the programmes and projects being implemented. SRSA has assigned a Task Team to provide support during the staging of the League Matches.

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PROVINCE

TITLE DEED BACKLOG (ESTIMATED, NDHS)

%

Eastern Cape

100,435

32.8%

Free State

49,798

25.4%

Gauteng

220,279

38.8%

KwaZulu-Natal

206,540

54.3%

Limpopo

112,543

82.8%

Mpumalanga

61, 251

43.7%

Northern Cape

17,909

32.8%

North West

137,713

60.5%

Western Cape

95, 539

34.0%

TOTAL

1, 002, 007

43.8%


(b) The data required to determine the average waiting period for a beneficiary wanting to register a house is not readily available within the National Department of Humans Settlements. However, the waiting period will be influenced by the progress made with the relevant township development and establishment, and opening of the township register so that title registration can proceed. The waiting time will also be influenced by a range of factors, including the capacity and business processes being followed from one province and municipality, to the next.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO: 2175
2175: Mr. K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. Whether any building contractors have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship, non-delivery and incompetence in the building of RDP houses; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

2. (a) how many public servants have been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies and (b) how many of these public servants have been removed from their positions as a result thereof;

3. (a) how much money has her department lost due to corruption in the 2012-13 financial year and (b) how much of that money has been recovered?

REPLY:

1) (a) Yes, there are contractors who were blacklisted by the Departments of Human Settlements, in Provinces (Provincial Departments) who would in turn notify the National Department and National Treasury.

(b) The National Department will request details of blacklisted contractors from the National Treasury and make that information available to Parliament.

2) (a) Approximately 2236 public servants were arrested/convicted for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies.

(b) 1725 personnel files of public servants, who allegedly defrauded the housing subsidy system, were prepared and referred to provinces for disciplinary procedures in line with the prescribed labour relations processes. The National Department is awaiting progress report on these matters.

3) Investigations into housing contracts which include shoddy workmanship, amongst others, are multiyear projects and the determination of how much money was lost could only be made once the investigation is completed.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO 2174
Mr. K.P. Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. What progress has been made by the Presidential infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) and Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) in solving the sanitation backlogs?

2. How many people have benefitted from the Rural Households Infrastructure Programme?

Reply.

1. The Department did a costing to address the "hotspots" sanitation challenges as identified by the MSTT. The Department of Human Settlements is collaborating with the Department of Water Affairs in developing a National Water and Sanitation Master Plan that will address both sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports and beyond. An interdepartmental consultative process has been planned and a joint Plan of Action will be developed to address both the sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports.

2. A total number of 233,016 people benefitted from the programme since its inception i.e. 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2133
Mr KJ Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1) Whether any staff member in her 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 her 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 her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors?

Reply

(1) (a) No staff member of the Department of Human Settlements performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal workings hours in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 financial years, (v) approval was granted to one senior manager in the 2012-13 financial year.

(b) (aa) One (bb) SMS member of the Department of Human Settlements has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 to date.

(2) (a) The Department is currently in the process of developing a departmental policy to manage applications for remunerative work by employees outside of the Public Service.

(b) Applications to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service is considered and approved by duly authorized personnel, as authorized by the executing authority

(c) No contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the Department of Human Settlements in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years.

(d) No steps have been taken against transgressors,

Reply received: October 2013

MR. KP SITHOLE (IFP)to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether the Minister has found that there is sufficient oversight to ensure that the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) is utilised efficiently; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

The Provincial reviews with key focus on financial and non financial performance are sufficient for purposes of monitoring in line with the Housing Act (Act 107 of 1997) and constitutional provisions.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NO. 2100
Mr. S.C. Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


a) Does her department prepare quarterly statements?

b) Are the statements considered by the Audit Committee?

Reply

a) The Department prepares quarterly Interim Financial Statements.

b) The Interim Financial Statements are checked by Internal Audit and their report is presented to the Audit Committee.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO. 2083
MR. S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1)How many Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) applications have been (a)approved and (b)declined and (c)what are the reasons for declining each application.

(2)Whether her Department has put any measures in place to make FLISP more accessible; if not, why not; if so, what measures;

(3)whether her department has put any measures in place to prevent the illegal occupation of FLSlP housing projects, if not, why not, if so, what measures?

REPLY

1)Since the implementation April 2012, 330 applications have been approved by June 2013.

Those that were declined are for the following reasons:

1) Not first home owners
2) Salary exceeds the R15 000 maximum income limit.
3) Applications were incomplete; and
4) The Applicants have benefited from government subsidy scheme before.

2)To ensure that FLISP is accessible for all interested parties, application forms can now be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

1)The NHFC-FLISP call centre

2)Provincial Human Settlements Departments and their Regional Offices as well as at some Municipalities;

3)Developers participating in development for FLlSP beneficiaries, and

4)Estate Agents and Mortage Originators.

3)lt should be noted that the FLlSP subsidy is upfront approved and allocated to a specific beneficiary. The beneficiary is thus also the purchaser of the property and who received registered ownership thereof.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2082
Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


Whether her department has a turnaround strategy to address the under-expenditure of the Urban Settlements Development Grant; if not, why not; if so, what strategy?

REPLY

1.The Department has developed and is implementing strategies to enhance expenditure patterns and delivery of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, including detailed analysis of performance assessment and procurement plans together with financial monitoring and oversight engagements. Ongoing support is also provided with our regular engagements, The Provision of the Division of Revenue Act 2 of 2013 are applied and complied with, and we work closely with National Treasury in this regard.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2081
Mr S Mokgalapa, MP (DA) asked the Minister of Human Settlements the following questions:

1. How many municipalities were accredited in the 2012-13 financial year for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3

2. What criteria are used by her department to verify that municipalities have the necessary capacity to be accredited for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3;

3. Whether her department has any measures in place to ensure that the allocated funds are spent according to the accreditation mandate; if so, what measures?

REPLY

1. During the 2012/13 financial year:


(a) 8 Municipalities were accredited at Level 1.
(b) 8 Metro's and 11 District Municipalities were accredited at Level 2 and
(c) No Municipality has been accredited at Level 3 thus far.

2. Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no. 107 of 1997) provides that a Municipality may apply to the relevant Member of an Executive Council responsible for Human Settlements of a Provincial Government for accreditation to administer one or more of the National Housing Programmes. If an application is approved, the municipality will assume the decision-making authority regarding project applications, the funding thereof as well as subsidy applications.

3. Level 3 Accreditation will however be converted to the full assignment of the relevant function in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act.

The financial accountability for funds transferred to municipalities will only transfer to those municipalities who are awarded Level 3 Accreditation.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO: 2175
2175: Mr. K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. Whether any building contractors have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship, non-delivery and incompetence in the building of RDP houses; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

2. (a) how many public servants have been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies and (b) how many of these public servants have been removed from their positions as a result thereof;

3. (a) how much money has her department lost due to corruption in the 2012-13 financial year and (b) how much of that money has been recovered?

REPLY:

1) (a) Yes, there are contractors who were blacklisted by the Departments of Human Settlements, in Provinces (Provincial Departments) who would in turn notify the National Department and National Treasury.

(b) The National Department will request details of blacklisted contractors from the National Treasury and make that information available to Parliament.

2) (a) Approximately 2236 public servants were arrested/convicted for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies.

(b) 1725 personnel files of public servants, who allegedly defrauded the housing subsidy system, were prepared and referred to provinces for disciplinary procedures in line with the prescribed labour relations processes. The National Department is awaiting progress report on these matters.

3) Investigations into housing contracts which include shoddy workmanship, amongst others, are multiyear projects and the determination of how much money was lost could only be made once the investigation is completed.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO 2174
Mr. K.P. Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. What progress has been made by the Presidential infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) and Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) in solving the sanitation backlogs?

2. How many people have benefitted from the Rural Households Infrastructure Programme?

Reply.

1. The Department did a costing to address the "hotspots" sanitation challenges as identified by the MSTT. The Department of Human Settlements is collaborating with the Department of Water Affairs in developing a National Water and Sanitation Master Plan that will address both sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports and beyond. An interdepartmental consultative process has been planned and a joint Plan of Action will be developed to address both the sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports.

2. A total number of 233,016 people benefitted from the programme since its inception i.e. 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2133
Mr KJ Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1) Whether any staff member in her 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 her 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 her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors?

Reply

(1) (a) No staff member of the Department of Human Settlements performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal workings hours in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 financial years, (v) approval was granted to one senior manager in the 2012-13 financial year.

(b) (aa) One (bb) SMS member of the Department of Human Settlements has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 to date.

(2) (a) The Department is currently in the process of developing a departmental policy to manage applications for remunerative work by employees outside of the Public Service.

(b) Applications to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service is considered and approved by duly authorized personnel, as authorized by the executing authority

(c) No contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the Department of Human Settlements in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years.

(d) No steps have been taken against transgressors,

Reply received: October 2013

MR. KP SITHOLE (IFP)to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether the Minister has found that there is sufficient oversight to ensure that the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) is utilised efficiently; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

The Provincial reviews with key focus on financial and non financial performance are sufficient for purposes of monitoring in line with the Housing Act (Act 107 of 1997) and constitutional provisions.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NO. 2100
Mr. S.C. Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


a) Does her department prepare quarterly statements?

b) Are the statements considered by the Audit Committee?

Reply

a) The Department prepares quarterly Interim Financial Statements.

b) The Interim Financial Statements are checked by Internal Audit and their report is presented to the Audit Committee.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO. 2083
MR. S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1)How many Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) applications have been (a)approved and (b)declined and (c)what are the reasons for declining each application.

(2)Whether her Department has put any measures in place to make FLISP more accessible; if not, why not; if so, what measures;

(3)whether her department has put any measures in place to prevent the illegal occupation of FLSlP housing projects, if not, why not, if so, what measures?

REPLY

1)Since the implementation April 2012, 330 applications have been approved by June 2013.

Those that were declined are for the following reasons:

1) Not first home owners
2) Salary exceeds the R15 000 maximum income limit.
3) Applications were incomplete; and
4) The Applicants have benefited from government subsidy scheme before.

2)To ensure that FLISP is accessible for all interested parties, application forms can now be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

1)The NHFC-FLISP call centre

2)Provincial Human Settlements Departments and their Regional Offices as well as at some Municipalities;

3)Developers participating in development for FLlSP beneficiaries, and

4)Estate Agents and Mortage Originators.

3)lt should be noted that the FLlSP subsidy is upfront approved and allocated to a specific beneficiary. The beneficiary is thus also the purchaser of the property and who received registered ownership thereof.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2082
Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


Whether her department has a turnaround strategy to address the under-expenditure of the Urban Settlements Development Grant; if not, why not; if so, what strategy?

REPLY

1.The Department has developed and is implementing strategies to enhance expenditure patterns and delivery of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, including detailed analysis of performance assessment and procurement plans together with financial monitoring and oversight engagements. Ongoing support is also provided with our regular engagements, The Provision of the Division of Revenue Act 2 of 2013 are applied and complied with, and we work closely with National Treasury in this regard.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2081
Mr S Mokgalapa, MP (DA) asked the Minister of Human Settlements the following questions:

1. How many municipalities were accredited in the 2012-13 financial year for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3

2. What criteria are used by her department to verify that municipalities have the necessary capacity to be accredited for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3;

3. Whether her department has any measures in place to ensure that the allocated funds are spent according to the accreditation mandate; if so, what measures?

REPLY

1. During the 2012/13 financial year:


(a) 8 Municipalities were accredited at Level 1.
(b) 8 Metro's and 11 District Municipalities were accredited at Level 2 and
(c) No Municipality has been accredited at Level 3 thus far.

2. Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no. 107 of 1997) provides that a Municipality may apply to the relevant Member of an Executive Council responsible for Human Settlements of a Provincial Government for accreditation to administer one or more of the National Housing Programmes. If an application is approved, the municipality will assume the decision-making authority regarding project applications, the funding thereof as well as subsidy applications.

3. Level 3 Accreditation will however be converted to the full assignment of the relevant function in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act.

The financial accountability for funds transferred to municipalities will only transfer to those municipalities who are awarded Level 3 Accreditation.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2237

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

In respect of each province, what is the:

(a) current title deed registration backlog and

(b) average waiting time for beneficiaries wanting to have their title deeds registered?

REPLY

(a) The National Department of Human Settlements does not have up-to-date data and information on title deeds that have been registered within the jurisdiction of the nine provinces and their respective municipalities, and therefore only estimate of the current backlog based on available information can be made to respond to the question.

The estimate of the current title deed registration backlog is based on analysis that had been conducted in 2010. The analysis indicated then that nationally, 54.5% of approved beneficiaries registered on the Housing Subsidy System (HSS) had a title deed registered in their name. This figure excludes other beneficiaries that have been approved in terms of the Discount Benefit Scheme (currently around 346 922).

Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. The calculations reflect the total beneficiaries of 2 590 489 in 2013, of which 2 288 876 are deemed to be eligible for the registration of title deeds.

Note: The estimates for rural provinces take into account the rural beneficiaries, using the share of tribal/trust and communal land in these provinces, with the assumption that no formal title deed will be registered in the name of individual beneficiaries in the tribal/trust areas on the Deeds Register

PROVINCE

TITLE DEED BACKLOG (ESTIMATED, NDHS)

%

Eastern Cape

100,435

32.8%

Free State

49,798

25.4%

Gauteng

220,279

38.8%

KwaZulu-Natal

206,540

54.3%

Limpopo

112,543

82.8%

Mpumalanga

61, 251

43.7%

Northern Cape

17,909

32.8%

North West

137,713

60.5%

Western Cape

95, 539

34.0%

TOTAL

1, 002, 007

43.8%


(b) The data required to determine the average waiting period for a beneficiary wanting to register a house is not readily available within the National Department of Humans Settlements. However, the waiting period will be influenced by the progress made with the relevant township development and establishment, and opening of the township register so that title registration can proceed. The waiting time will also be influenced by a range of factors, including the capacity and business processes being followed from one province and municipality, to the next.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO: 2175
2175: Mr. K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. Whether any building contractors have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship, non-delivery and incompetence in the building of RDP houses; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

2. (a) how many public servants have been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies and (b) how many of these public servants have been removed from their positions as a result thereof;

3. (a) how much money has her department lost due to corruption in the 2012-13 financial year and (b) how much of that money has been recovered?

REPLY:

1) (a) Yes, there are contractors who were blacklisted by the Departments of Human Settlements, in Provinces (Provincial Departments) who would in turn notify the National Department and National Treasury.

(b) The National Department will request details of blacklisted contractors from the National Treasury and make that information available to Parliament.

2) (a) Approximately 2236 public servants were arrested/convicted for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies.

(b) 1725 personnel files of public servants, who allegedly defrauded the housing subsidy system, were prepared and referred to provinces for disciplinary procedures in line with the prescribed labour relations processes. The National Department is awaiting progress report on these matters.

3) Investigations into housing contracts which include shoddy workmanship, amongst others, are multiyear projects and the determination of how much money was lost could only be made once the investigation is completed.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO 2174
Mr. K.P. Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. What progress has been made by the Presidential infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) and Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) in solving the sanitation backlogs?

2. How many people have benefitted from the Rural Households Infrastructure Programme?

Reply.

1. The Department did a costing to address the "hotspots" sanitation challenges as identified by the MSTT. The Department of Human Settlements is collaborating with the Department of Water Affairs in developing a National Water and Sanitation Master Plan that will address both sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports and beyond. An interdepartmental consultative process has been planned and a joint Plan of Action will be developed to address both the sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports.

2. A total number of 233,016 people benefitted from the programme since its inception i.e. 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2133
Mr KJ Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1) Whether any staff member in her 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 her 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 her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors?

Reply

(1) (a) No staff member of the Department of Human Settlements performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal workings hours in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 financial years, (v) approval was granted to one senior manager in the 2012-13 financial year.

(b) (aa) One (bb) SMS member of the Department of Human Settlements has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 to date.

(2) (a) The Department is currently in the process of developing a departmental policy to manage applications for remunerative work by employees outside of the Public Service.

(b) Applications to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service is considered and approved by duly authorized personnel, as authorized by the executing authority

(c) No contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the Department of Human Settlements in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years.

(d) No steps have been taken against transgressors,

Reply received: October 2013

MR. KP SITHOLE (IFP)to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether the Minister has found that there is sufficient oversight to ensure that the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) is utilised efficiently; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

The Provincial reviews with key focus on financial and non financial performance are sufficient for purposes of monitoring in line with the Housing Act (Act 107 of 1997) and constitutional provisions.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NO. 2100
Mr. S.C. Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


a) Does her department prepare quarterly statements?

b) Are the statements considered by the Audit Committee?

Reply

a) The Department prepares quarterly Interim Financial Statements.

b) The Interim Financial Statements are checked by Internal Audit and their report is presented to the Audit Committee.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO. 2083
MR. S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1)How many Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) applications have been (a)approved and (b)declined and (c)what are the reasons for declining each application.

(2)Whether her Department has put any measures in place to make FLISP more accessible; if not, why not; if so, what measures;

(3)whether her department has put any measures in place to prevent the illegal occupation of FLSlP housing projects, if not, why not, if so, what measures?

REPLY

1)Since the implementation April 2012, 330 applications have been approved by June 2013.

Those that were declined are for the following reasons:

1) Not first home owners
2) Salary exceeds the R15 000 maximum income limit.
3) Applications were incomplete; and
4) The Applicants have benefited from government subsidy scheme before.

2)To ensure that FLISP is accessible for all interested parties, application forms can now be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

1)The NHFC-FLISP call centre

2)Provincial Human Settlements Departments and their Regional Offices as well as at some Municipalities;

3)Developers participating in development for FLlSP beneficiaries, and

4)Estate Agents and Mortage Originators.

3)lt should be noted that the FLlSP subsidy is upfront approved and allocated to a specific beneficiary. The beneficiary is thus also the purchaser of the property and who received registered ownership thereof.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2082
Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


Whether her department has a turnaround strategy to address the under-expenditure of the Urban Settlements Development Grant; if not, why not; if so, what strategy?

REPLY

1.The Department has developed and is implementing strategies to enhance expenditure patterns and delivery of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, including detailed analysis of performance assessment and procurement plans together with financial monitoring and oversight engagements. Ongoing support is also provided with our regular engagements, The Provision of the Division of Revenue Act 2 of 2013 are applied and complied with, and we work closely with National Treasury in this regard.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2081
Mr S Mokgalapa, MP (DA) asked the Minister of Human Settlements the following questions:

1. How many municipalities were accredited in the 2012-13 financial year for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3

2. What criteria are used by her department to verify that municipalities have the necessary capacity to be accredited for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3;

3. Whether her department has any measures in place to ensure that the allocated funds are spent according to the accreditation mandate; if so, what measures?

REPLY

1. During the 2012/13 financial year:


(a) 8 Municipalities were accredited at Level 1.
(b) 8 Metro's and 11 District Municipalities were accredited at Level 2 and
(c) No Municipality has been accredited at Level 3 thus far.

2. Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no. 107 of 1997) provides that a Municipality may apply to the relevant Member of an Executive Council responsible for Human Settlements of a Provincial Government for accreditation to administer one or more of the National Housing Programmes. If an application is approved, the municipality will assume the decision-making authority regarding project applications, the funding thereof as well as subsidy applications.

3. Level 3 Accreditation will however be converted to the full assignment of the relevant function in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act.

The financial accountability for funds transferred to municipalities will only transfer to those municipalities who are awarded Level 3 Accreditation.

QUESTION 2813 (NW 3318E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 33– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

NW3318E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) The department

(b) Entities

(b) Entities

SRSA

R0.00

BSA

R0.00

SAIDS

R0.00

(2) (a) The department

(b) Entities

(b) Entities

SRSA

BSA

SAIDS

Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

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2. The Department (NDHS) has joined a partnership arrangement with the Departments of Water Affairs (DWA), Cooperative Governance (DCoG) to identify municipalities which are experiencing severe difficulties in implementing sanitation delivery and to provide technical support to them through MlSA in order to accelerate delivery.

The National Department of Science and Technology is helping with alternative technology.

The intervention plans to address the sanitation backlog includes the following components:

Developing an implementation/action plan for eradicating the sanitation backlogs including:
i) Bucket sanitation
ii) Operation and Maintenance needs of malfunctioning infrastructure
iii) Extending services to households who have never been served and
iv) Addressing Wastewater Treatment Works that do not comply with approved norms and standards.

The plan commences in the current financial year 2013114 up to the end of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) in 2016.

We are optimistic that this intervention plan will have the desired effects and our poor people will be sewed with appropriate and sustainable sanitation services.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2237

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

In respect of each province, what is the:

(a) current title deed registration backlog and

(b) average waiting time for beneficiaries wanting to have their title deeds registered?

REPLY

(a) The National Department of Human Settlements does not have up-to-date data and information on title deeds that have been registered within the jurisdiction of the nine provinces and their respective municipalities, and therefore only estimate of the current backlog based on available information can be made to respond to the question.

The estimate of the current title deed registration backlog is based on analysis that had been conducted in 2010. The analysis indicated then that nationally, 54.5% of approved beneficiaries registered on the Housing Subsidy System (HSS) had a title deed registered in their name. This figure excludes other beneficiaries that have been approved in terms of the Discount Benefit Scheme (currently around 346 922).

Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. Based on the percentage of title deeds registered by 2010, the current (June 2013) estimated backlog in title deed registrations is reflected below. The calculations reflect the total beneficiaries of 2 590 489 in 2013, of which 2 288 876 are deemed to be eligible for the registration of title deeds.

Note: The estimates for rural provinces take into account the rural beneficiaries, using the share of tribal/trust and communal land in these provinces, with the assumption that no formal title deed will be registered in the name of individual beneficiaries in the tribal/trust areas on the Deeds Register

PROVINCE

TITLE DEED BACKLOG (ESTIMATED, NDHS)

%

Eastern Cape

100,435

32.8%

Free State

49,798

25.4%

Gauteng

220,279

38.8%

KwaZulu-Natal

206,540

54.3%

Limpopo

112,543

82.8%

Mpumalanga

61, 251

43.7%

Northern Cape

17,909

32.8%

North West

137,713

60.5%

Western Cape

95, 539

34.0%

TOTAL

1, 002, 007

43.8%


(b) The data required to determine the average waiting period for a beneficiary wanting to register a house is not readily available within the National Department of Humans Settlements. However, the waiting period will be influenced by the progress made with the relevant township development and establishment, and opening of the township register so that title registration can proceed. The waiting time will also be influenced by a range of factors, including the capacity and business processes being followed from one province and municipality, to the next.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO: 2175
2175: Mr. K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. Whether any building contractors have been blacklisted for shoddy workmanship, non-delivery and incompetence in the building of RDP houses; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

2. (a) how many public servants have been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies and (b) how many of these public servants have been removed from their positions as a result thereof;

3. (a) how much money has her department lost due to corruption in the 2012-13 financial year and (b) how much of that money has been recovered?

REPLY:

1) (a) Yes, there are contractors who were blacklisted by the Departments of Human Settlements, in Provinces (Provincial Departments) who would in turn notify the National Department and National Treasury.

(b) The National Department will request details of blacklisted contractors from the National Treasury and make that information available to Parliament.

2) (a) Approximately 2236 public servants were arrested/convicted for alleged fraudulent activities relating to housing subsidies.

(b) 1725 personnel files of public servants, who allegedly defrauded the housing subsidy system, were prepared and referred to provinces for disciplinary procedures in line with the prescribed labour relations processes. The National Department is awaiting progress report on these matters.

3) Investigations into housing contracts which include shoddy workmanship, amongst others, are multiyear projects and the determination of how much money was lost could only be made once the investigation is completed.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NO 2174
Mr. K.P. Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


1. What progress has been made by the Presidential infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) and Ministerial Sanitation Task Team (MSTT) in solving the sanitation backlogs?

2. How many people have benefitted from the Rural Households Infrastructure Programme?

Reply.

1. The Department did a costing to address the "hotspots" sanitation challenges as identified by the MSTT. The Department of Human Settlements is collaborating with the Department of Water Affairs in developing a National Water and Sanitation Master Plan that will address both sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports and beyond. An interdepartmental consultative process has been planned and a joint Plan of Action will be developed to address both the sanitation and water challenges as raised in the MSTT and DWA reports.

2. A total number of 233,016 people benefitted from the programme since its inception i.e. 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2133
Mr KJ Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1) Whether any staff member in her 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 her 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 her department in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against transgressors?

Reply

(1) (a) No staff member of the Department of Human Settlements performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal workings hours in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12 financial years, (v) approval was granted to one senior manager in the 2012-13 financial year.

(b) (aa) One (bb) SMS member of the Department of Human Settlements has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2013 to date.

(2) (a) The Department is currently in the process of developing a departmental policy to manage applications for remunerative work by employees outside of the Public Service.

(b) Applications to perform remunerative work outside the Public Service is considered and approved by duly authorized personnel, as authorized by the executing authority

(c) No contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the Department of Human Settlements in the (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13 financial years.

(d) No steps have been taken against transgressors,

Reply received: October 2013

MR. KP SITHOLE (IFP)to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:

Whether the Minister has found that there is sufficient oversight to ensure that the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) is utilised efficiently; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY

The Provincial reviews with key focus on financial and non financial performance are sufficient for purposes of monitoring in line with the Housing Act (Act 107 of 1997) and constitutional provisions.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION NO. 2100
Mr. S.C. Motau (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


a) Does her department prepare quarterly statements?

b) Are the statements considered by the Audit Committee?

Reply

a) The Department prepares quarterly Interim Financial Statements.

b) The Interim Financial Statements are checked by Internal Audit and their report is presented to the Audit Committee.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO. 2083
MR. S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


(1)How many Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) applications have been (a)approved and (b)declined and (c)what are the reasons for declining each application.

(2)Whether her Department has put any measures in place to make FLISP more accessible; if not, why not; if so, what measures;

(3)whether her department has put any measures in place to prevent the illegal occupation of FLSlP housing projects, if not, why not, if so, what measures?

REPLY

1)Since the implementation April 2012, 330 applications have been approved by June 2013.

Those that were declined are for the following reasons:

1) Not first home owners
2) Salary exceeds the R15 000 maximum income limit.
3) Applications were incomplete; and
4) The Applicants have benefited from government subsidy scheme before.

2)To ensure that FLISP is accessible for all interested parties, application forms can now be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

1)The NHFC-FLISP call centre

2)Provincial Human Settlements Departments and their Regional Offices as well as at some Municipalities;

3)Developers participating in development for FLlSP beneficiaries, and

4)Estate Agents and Mortage Originators.

3)lt should be noted that the FLlSP subsidy is upfront approved and allocated to a specific beneficiary. The beneficiary is thus also the purchaser of the property and who received registered ownership thereof.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2082
Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Human Settlements:


Whether her department has a turnaround strategy to address the under-expenditure of the Urban Settlements Development Grant; if not, why not; if so, what strategy?

REPLY

1.The Department has developed and is implementing strategies to enhance expenditure patterns and delivery of the Urban Settlements Development Grant, including detailed analysis of performance assessment and procurement plans together with financial monitoring and oversight engagements. Ongoing support is also provided with our regular engagements, The Provision of the Division of Revenue Act 2 of 2013 are applied and complied with, and we work closely with National Treasury in this regard.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION NUMBER NO 2081
Mr S Mokgalapa, MP (DA) asked the Minister of Human Settlements the following questions:

1. How many municipalities were accredited in the 2012-13 financial year for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3

2. What criteria are used by her department to verify that municipalities have the necessary capacity to be accredited for (a) level 1, (b) level 2 and (c) level 3;

3. Whether her department has any measures in place to ensure that the allocated funds are spent according to the accreditation mandate; if so, what measures?

REPLY

1. During the 2012/13 financial year:


(a) 8 Municipalities were accredited at Level 1.
(b) 8 Metro's and 11 District Municipalities were accredited at Level 2 and
(c) No Municipality has been accredited at Level 3 thus far.

2. Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1997 (Act no. 107 of 1997) provides that a Municipality may apply to the relevant Member of an Executive Council responsible for Human Settlements of a Provincial Government for accreditation to administer one or more of the National Housing Programmes. If an application is approved, the municipality will assume the decision-making authority regarding project applications, the funding thereof as well as subsidy applications.

3. Level 3 Accreditation will however be converted to the full assignment of the relevant function in terms of the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act.

The financial accountability for funds transferred to municipalities will only transfer to those municipalities who are awarded Level 3 Accreditation.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2467 (NW2952E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 31 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) What was the

(a) total cost and

(b) breakdown of expenditure by his department on the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day held on 17 August 2013;

(2) whether any amount was paid to secure a certain entertainer (name furnished) from overseas to perform at the specified event; if so, what amount was

(a) paid and

(b) returned;

(3) whether any amount was paid to

(a) the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) or

(b) any office holder of the NYDA's personal account; if so, what

(i) amount,

(ii) was the purpose and

(iii) amount was returned?

NW2952E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a), (b)

The process of finalizing all details relating to the cost and breakdown of the expenditure by Sport and Recreation SA on the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day is still underway and will be shared as per request once finalized.

(2) (a), (b) and (3) (a), (b) (i), (ii), (iii)

All cultural performances and entertainment for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day were handled and paid for by the Department of Arts and Culture. All enquires in relation thereto should therefore kindly be referred to Department of Arts and Culture for a response.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2344 (QUESTION PAPER NO 30 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr G P D Mac Kenzie (Cope) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation: [ê295] [Question submitted for oral reply now placed for written reply because in excess of quota [Rule 108(8)]]

Whether his department has established the need for sports academies to develop the various disciplines required for competitive sport development; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW2833E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

Sport and Recreation South Africa, through the Division of Revenue Act (DORA), has allocated 3.5% of the DORA grant to the establishment and development of district academies. As the system aims to address the demographics of our national teams by accelerating the development of talented athletes particularly from the disadvantaged groups, the regional academies will be aligned to political district demarcations and be placed in previously disadvantaged areas to ensure that disadvantaged sportspersons have access to services rendered at the academies. It is therefore foreseen that 53 regional academies will serve as feeders to the 9 existing provincial academies.

The regional academies provide services to talented athletes and sport officials from the 16 priority school sport codes residing within the district identified through the following avenues:

Mass screening

Federation competitions (clubs, district federations)

School sport

Community sport e.g. Siyadlala competitions

Professional athletes residing in the district may also receive services in the regional academy as per agreement with the provincial academy and provincial federation.

SRSA is also currently working together with SASCOC to streamline the performance of provincial academies of sport in order to create a seamless pathway for athletes as they progress to excellence

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2209 (QUESTION PAPER NO 28 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

Whether his department intends to raise funds for any other project after the Mandela Children's Hospital project has been completed?

NW2627E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

1. Sport is a catalyst for social change. It has to be used for nation building, reconciliation and social cohesion. Outcome 12b to which the Minister of Sport and Recreation is a signatory adjoins the Department to rally South Africans in social cohesion activities.

2. The Nelson Mandela Day and all its related sub programmes are an important aspect for this purpose. Therefore long after the Mandela Children's Hospital project has been built, sport will continue to be utilised as a tool and catalyst for social change and social cohesion.

3. Accordingly more programmes that seeks to unite South Africans to work towards a common cause for good will be supported in future by using sport as a platform and catalyst. .

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2208 (QUESTION PAPER NO 28 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) What

(a) was the total cost and

(b) is the breakdown of the amount spent by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) in relation to the Vodacom Durban July Horse Racing event;

(2) whether SASCOC covered the cost of any person(s) to attend the event; if so, how many person(s);

(3) for each person whose costs were so covered,

(a) what is the person's

(i) full name,

ii) job title and place of employment and

(iii) relation to SASCOC and

(b) what total amount was spent by SASCOC on their

(i) transport,

(ii) hotel accommodation,

(iii) food and beverages and

(iv) any other specified costs or subsidies? NW2626E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) R376 761.02

(b) Travel and Car Hire R 63 836.04

Accommodation R 51 128.00

Hospitality Pegasus lounge Exclusive Area Packages R 262 125.00

(2) Seventy five people were invited of whom all, excluding two, are SASCOC Board members, Federation Presidents and their affiliate members. This also included SASCOC's partners and sponsors who are also an integral part of SASCOC's structure. SASCOC covered the costs of 2 external guests, a Member of Parliament and the Chairperson of the National Lotteries Board, who eventually did not attend.

(3)

(a) (i) Mogolodi Dikgacwi

(ii) Former Acting Chair and Member of Portfolio Committee for Sport

and Recreation and Member of Parliament.

(iii) Guest

(i) Prof Nevhutanda

(ii) Chair of the National Lotteries Board

(iii) Guest

NB: Prof Nevhutanda cancelled and did not attend because he was not available.

(b) (i) R4 653.93

(ii) R2 520.00

(iii) None, as this was part of the packages purchased by SASCOC.

(vi) None

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2177 (QUESTION PAPER 28 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M Hlengwa (IFP) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

Whether any progress has been made by his department in the development of boxing, netball and indigenous games in rural areas; if not; why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW2455E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

1. BOXING

SANABO is expanding its activities into the provinces, and this is helping to bring the sport closer to the communities. SANABO programs through provinces have gone a long way to produce exciting new boxers, coaches and officials, and emphasis is being placed on developments in the rural areas. The development of the sport amongst women is also being addressed, both as boxers and officials, and a highlight would be Patiswa Tingana (Zone 4 Women Middleweight Champion who was voted as the boxer of the tournament in Botswana) that comes from the rural Idutywa. Another boxer from Peddie was in the team that represented Eastern Boxing Organization in Germany.

In Open Boxing the National Trials are a mechanism through which boxing development is facilitated. During the period from January to August 2013 the trials took the form of a round-robin format and the provinces also featured seven wild cards (five males and two females). The wild cards are all boxers with potential, the aim being to open it up for team selection as wide as possible. A total of 125 Boxers including females from all provinces participated in this process.

Another platform for development is the SANABO Elite Championships which was held in Pretoria at the Transnet Engineering Boxing Academy wherein 186 Boxers (including females) were entered from 9 Provinces.

As part of the capacity development programme workshops and training session were held which incorporated participants from rural areas. The details are as follows:

EVENT

MONTH

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Coaches course

June 2013

25

Women Development Workshop

August 2013

35

Referees and Judges Course

June 2013

25

Administration Workshop

August 2013

31

2. NETBALL

Netball South Africa has development programmes in all 49 regions. These are implemented through the Regional Structures. Development Programmes are being implemented in areas of capacity development in coaching, umpiring. In addition road shows as well as events such as championships are used for development of the sport. Below is the narrative on programmes for the period from October 2012 to August 2013.

In Gauteng coaching programmes have been implemented with 486 people participating in pre-level course's and 950 in level 1 course's. Although urban areas were included the focus was on rural areas of the province such as Sedibeng (Vaal), West Rand, North, Ekurhuleni and Central. In umpiring, 40 technical officials have been training from all Gauteng and 55 umpires have been trained on rules through discussion and practical sessions. The road-show in held in Soweto with Protea Coach protea players included 166 attendees from all areas of the province.

In the Eastern Cape coaching programmes have been implemented with 30 participants in pre-level course's, 265 in level 1 course's and 35 in level 2 course's. Training was done in Nelson Mandela Bay, Cacadu, Chris Hani, OR Tambo, Joe Qabi, Buffalo City, Amathole, Alfred Nzo with a strong focus on rural areas. In umpiring workshops were held with 180 participants with discussions on rules and practical umpiring. The Road-show was held in Port Elizabeth and East London with Protea Coach and players wherein 97 participants from all regions attended.

In the North West, coaching programmes have been implemented with 35 participants in level 1 coaching from the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda region. Training is scheduled for Bojanala in September 2013. In umpiring workshops were held with 120 participants with discussions on rules and practical umpiring. Special training session was held with 38 technical officials. The Road-show was held in Potchefstroom with 30 attendees from rural areas in the province.

In the Northern Cape coaching programmes have been implemented with 55 participants from Frances Baard region, 40 in pre-level from Siyanda area and 20 in level from Lime Acres area. In umpiring workshops were held with 67 participants with discussions on rules and practical umpiring.

In the Western Cape coaching programmes have been implemented with 11 participants in level 1 from Central Boland, 30 in pre-level from the South Western Districts. The road-show with the Protea Coach and Protea players was held with 106 attendees. In umpiring workshops were held with 220 participants with discussions on rules and practical umpiring.

In Limpopo coaching programmes have been implemented with 23 participants in level 1 from Sekhukhune area and 20 level 1 from Mopani area. The Road-show was held in Seshego with the the Protea Coach and players with 40 attendees.

In Mpumalanga coaching programmes have been implemented with 60 participants in level 1 in partnership with Transnet, 18 in level 1 course's for rural areas of Nkangala, Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni. In umpiring workshops were held with 155 participants with discussions on rules and practical umpiring.

In Free State there has not been coaching programmes focusing in rural areas as the structures are not yet in place. However a Road-show with Protea Coach and players was held with 89 attendees some of which came from the rural parts of the province. In addition 52 technical official have been trained in umpiring in preparation for broadening of participation base.

In Kwa Zulu Natal coaching programmes have been implemented with 40 participants in pre-level from Ilembe, 14 level 1 in Pongola area and 44 level 1 coaches trained (4 per region) from all 11 regions. A total of 40 participants targeted for level 1 to be held in September 2013 in Ilembe. In umpiring 23 umpires and 7 technical officials from Umkhanyakude regions attended rule discussions and practical umpiring.

3. INDIGENOUS GAMES

Yes, there is a progress in the development of indigenous games in the rural areas. The National Coordinators of the Indigenous Games codes conducted workshops in all the provinces. These workshops were cascaded down to the local municipalities by the provincial code-representatives. These workshops assisted in the co-ordination of the regional eliminations for the selection of the provincial teams of the Indigenous Games. These provincial teams have participated at the National Indigenous Games which were recently held in Pretoria. A few examples of the rural areas where Indigenous Games are played are: West Coast Areas, Paarl (WC), Atamelang(NW), Ulundi, Newcastle, Nkandla (KZN), Ga-Mphahlele, Malebitsa, Rutane (Limpopo) . Nine codes of Indigenous Games are offered.

In 2012, the winning codes of Indigenous Games made up of athletes from the mainly rural areas, participated in the World Traditional Games in Silauli, Lithuania. Sport and recreation South Africa made provision for their transport, accommodation, meals and attire to ensure that they represent the country with pride.

Indigenous Games are also part of the School Sport Programme and for the first time Jukskei and Morabaraba are included in the School Sport Championships that will be held in December in the Free State.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2145 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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? NW2567E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) (i) 2008-09 – None.

(ii) 2009-10 – None.

(iii) 2010-11 – None.

(iv) 2011-12 - Only one (1) Senior Management Service (SMS) member was granted permission to perform work in addition to his work.

(v) 2012-13 – None.

(b) (aa) None.

(bb) Not applicable.

(2) (a) Permission was granted in accordance the Public Service Act, 1994, Sections 30(b) and 30(c).

(b) The Director General of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

(c) (i) 2010-11 – None.

(ii) 2011-12 – None.

(iii) 2012-13 – None.

(d) Not applicable.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 2112 (QUESTION PAPER NO 27 -2012) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

MRS N W A MICHAEL (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION:

(a) Does his department prepare quarterly interim financial statements and

(b) Are these statements considered by the Audit Committee?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

(a) Yes, the department prepares quarterly interim financial statements.

(b) Yes, the interim financial statements are considered by the Audit Committee.

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 2032 (QUESTION PAPER NO 27 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M Hlengwa (IFP) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

How many

(a) young persons have benefited from Youth Development Through Football projects,

(b) schools are taking part in the SA School Sport National Championships and

(c) of these schools

(i) have benefited from this programme and

(ii) were rural schools?

NW2443E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(a) As verified by an independent Impact Assessment Service from the University of Johannesburg, there were 62 912 participants supported by the YDF project between the ages of 7 and 25 in South Africa while 55 748 participants have been supported in other African countries.

(b) and (c)

A total of 237 schools participated and benefited from the 2012 SA Schools National Championships as participating schools. Schools at the championships qualify through elimination competitions. There is no definite statistics relating to where schools are demarcated / located. This is information that will be gathered from schools that participate at the 2013 SA Schools National Championships.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1979 (QUESTION PAPER NO 25 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M Hlengwa (IFP) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(a) How many athletes have been tested for using banned substances to enhance their performance in the past three years and

(b) how many have tested positive for the use of these substances?

NW2335E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(a)

Year

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

Number of Athletes who have been tested in the past three years

2308

2348

2280

(b)

Year

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

Athletes who tested positive

30

40

43

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1925 (QUESTION PAPER NO 24 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr N J van den Berg (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

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? NW2274E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

See attached REPLY

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1840 (QUESTION PAPER NO 23– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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? NW2188E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (a) (i) 2 consultants contracted and appointed.

(ii) 4 consultants contracted and appointed.

(iii) 5 consultants contracted and appointed.

(iv) 1 consultant contracted and appointed.

(b) None

(2) None of the contracted and appointed consultants are former officials and/or former public servants.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1805 QUESTION PAPER 23 – 2013 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Mr J J van der Linde (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

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?

NW2153E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

(a) No buildings under the administration of

(i) the department of Sport and Recreation SA (SRSA) or

(ii) any entities reporting to SRSA, are national key points

(b) Not applicable, however paragraph 2 of the National Key Points Act 102 of 1980 defines the criteria to use to classify buildings.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1773 (QUESTION PAPER NO 20 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Dr P J Rabie (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

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?

NW2120E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

Minister

Deputy Minister

Make

No vehicle purchased during this period

Mercedes Benz

Model

None

E500

Year

None

2013

Purchase price

None

R928 161.77

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1688 (QUESTION PAPER NO 23– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

What is his department's breakdown of the R97 million sports federation subsidy for

the 2013-14 financial year?

NW2035E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

a) The allocation and breakdown of the R97 million for sports federations is informed and guided by a number of factors and considerations. The key guiding documents are:

(i) the National Sport and Recreation Act as amended,

(ii) the National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) and

(iii) the Financial and Non-Financial Support Framework.

The Transformation Charter and the Score Card forms the critical basis of requirements to be fulfilled by the National Federations for them to continue receiving funding from the Department.

b) Over the years the component of recreation has not received adequate attention. In line with the National Sport and Recreation Plan the Department has made provision for funding aimed at enabling bodies responsible for recreation to better promote recreational activities and programmes.

c) The National Federations as well as other Sport and Recreation Bodies are therefore, during the time of reporting, expected to provide verifiable information on the basis of the pre-determined indicators addressing national sport and recreation priorities as well as Government priorities as articulated by the Department.

d) The breakdown of allocations is as follows:

CATEGORY

AMOUNT

Priority codes

R33,500,000

Medium sized codes

R17,800,000

Smaller sized codes

R20,100,000

Specialized sport bodies

R17,500,000

Recreational bodies

R8,133,000

TOTAL

R97,033,000

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1687 QUESTION PAPER 23 – 2013 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

What

(a) financial and

(b) logistical support will his Ministry be providing to athletes in the i) 2013-14,

ii) 2014-15 and

iii) 2015-16 financial years in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro?

NW2034E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

a) Financial support to be provided to athletes between 2013 / 2014 to 2015 / 2016 financial years in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Department would be disbursing a total amount of R25,192,000 to the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee during the financial years 2013 /2014 to 2015 / 2016.

The disbursements would be as follows:

(i) Financial year 2013 / 2014 the amount is R7,950,000.

(ii) Financial year 2014 / 2015 the amount is R8,427,000.

(iii) Financial year 2015 / 2016 the amount is R8,815,000.

b) Logistical support to be provided by the Department to the athletes between 2013 / 2014 to 2015 / 2016 financial years in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A wide range of support services would be provided to the athletes through the programmes indicated below. These are provided as long term ongoing support services to athletes.

Residential Programme

The total amount allocated for this programme for the 2013/2014 to 2014/2015 financial years is R22,078,200.00

Provincial Sport Academies Programme

The programme is implemented through the Conditional Grant funding the Department transfers to the Provincial Department. The total amount allocated for this programme for the 2013/2014 to 2015 / 2016 financial years is R52,248,000.00

The cost items (services) for these programmes includes amongst other things:

· Accommodation, Meals and refreshments

· Transportation

· School fees and School clothing

· Sport Science, coaching, medical intervention and services

The aggregate financial provision to be made by the Department in terms of long term preparation of athletes over the Medium term Expenditure Framework period would amount to R96,518,200.00

Reply received: September 2013

QUESTION 1686 (QUESTION PAPER NO 23– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Mr. M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

What

(a) Programme has his department initiated to promote

(i) Transformation and

(ii) The development of sports at school level and

(b) Mechanisms are in place to monitor this progress?

NW2033E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

(a) (i) Sport and Recreation South Africa and the sport sector adopted a Transformation Charter and Scorecard at the National Sport and Recreation Indaba in November 2011. This Charter and Scorecard forms part of the National Sport and Recreation Plan, which charts the path for transformation to be addressed seriously and methodically by all sport and recreation bodies. It provides Government's policy directives on transformation. The Charter deals with the principles and processes to be implemented in order to address the multiple dimensions of access and equity, skill and capability development, demographic profile, good governance, and meeting Government priorities.

In line with the Sport and Recreation Plan, the Minister appointed and Eminent Persons Group (EPG) to independently research and monitor transformation in the sport and recreation bodies and to report on the matter annually and to advise the Minister. The EPG will have its own office and secretariat in the Department. The EPG has held a workshop with stakeholders and also its own workshop and strategic planning session. It has drawn up a plan of action to monitor and evaluate the status of transformation in South African sport.

One of the resolutions of the National Indaba was to retain the quota system, as it was largely felt that the sport sector had not been adequately transformed and that to abolish the quota system was premature. However, while the system is being implemented, the Department is following a developmental and holistic approach to transformation, with efforts and resources being allocated to the development of Sport and Recreation at community and school levels, rather than looking at the demographics of National Teams in isolation.

The Department has approved a Framework for Financial and Non-financial Support to recognised sport and recreation bodies. The framework guides the allocation of non-financial support and funds to the National Federations. This is done with a view to promoting transformation in sport and proper governance. SRSA also coordinates relationships between national federations and other agencies and provides interventions to correct the imbalances in sport and recreation. It is based on a two tiered system, whereby funds are guaranteed for administration, and the conditional tier is dependent on the Federation meeting the criteria established to bring about the transformation of the sport sector. The Department has also developed a Reporting Template that is used as a tool to collect information and to measure transformation among the sport bodies.

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) revived the school sports programme as basis for the transformation of South African sport. In this regard an Agreement was signed in 2011 with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in which roles and responsibilities are clearly outlined. Since 2012 the school sport activities at all the different levels culminated into a SA Schools National Championships.

· The 2012 SA Schools National Championships, staged from 9 - 15 December, provided an opportunity for many school children from also rural and disadvantaged areas to develop their skills and to participate at a national level.

· Of the nine sporting codes that competed at the 2012 school sport championships six catered for people with disabilities. For the 2013 championships nine of the twelve sporting codes will have competition categories for people with disabilities.

· During the 2013 championships all of the twelve sporting codes as well as two indigenous games provide for female participants.

· The provincial team management that will present teams at the championships in December 2013 must have a 50% gender split; as per the championship's rules and regulations.

With Transformation as a strategic goal of SRSA, not only school sport but also the other programmes of the Department are aimed at transforming the sport sector. Furthermore, implementation has started of the Transformation Carter and Transformation Scorecard that was developed by the Department and adopted by the sport sector in 2011.

(ii) Through the Division of Revenue Act (DORA), funds to the amount of R497 million for 2013/14 are transferred to provinces for sports development. Of this amount, 40% is ring fenced for school sport. With these funds provinces support schools with capacity development for educators and volunteers, provide sports equipment and attire for schools, stage district and provincial competitions in the SRSA 16 priority sports codes, appoint sports coordinators to support the delivery of school sport at community level and provide support to school code structures responsible for the implementation of school sport programmes.

· Through the MOU between SRSA and DBE, the SA Schools League Programme was launched by the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr. FA Mbalula (MP) in 2011. More than 15 000 schools that registered in 2012 to participate in the league are community based.

· Schools that win at local levels are offered the opportunity to further compete in district, provincial and national Schools Championships. SRSA, in partnership with provincial departments of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation provide logistical support required to stage these championships using the funding allocated through DORA.

· The SA Schools National Championships, funded by SRSA, had nine sporting codes participating in 2012. In 2013 three more sporting codes as well as two Indigenous Games (Morabaraba and Jukskei) will be part of the championships. Approximately 9 000 participants are expected at these championships to be hosted from 10 - 16 December 2013.

· Using the school sport survey done in 2012, SRSA identified 50 of the poorest schools in each of the provinces and supported these schools with sports equipment in seven different sporting codes, for male and female teams. Delivery to schools in Limpopo and Western Cape are yet to be finalized.

· 14 Learners who excelled in their respective sport were selected during the 2012 National Championship as recipients of the Ministerial Sport Bursary which is valued at R100 000 per learner per year until they finish their schooling years. The bursary covers academic, scientific and medical support for the learners to excel in sport while they continue with their education. A new intake of athletes will be identified and offered bursaries in 2013 for enrolment in 2014. All selections are done by National Federations in line with their talent identification protocols.

(b): Monitoring of the sports development programme is three fold:

· Provinces submit annual business plans to SRSA for approval. Once approved provinces implement the stated programmes and provide monthly and quarterly reports on the progress to SRSA. All reports must provide sources of evidence against performance claims; this would include but not be limited to, delivery receipts signed by school representatives for sports equipment and attire delivered. Provinces that do not adhere to these requirements run the risk of not receiving their quarterly financial allocation.

· Secondly, SRSA has the Extended Joint National Task Team forum that meets quarterly to review progress against set targets. Delegates at this forum include national federations, school code structures and government officials responsible for school sport.

· Lastly, SRSA, conducts monitoring and evaluation visits in the provinces to verify programmes submitted on business plans.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1429 (QUESTION PAPER NO 20– 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr T D Lee (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

What amount did his department spend on

(a) promotional items and

(b) cocktail receptions on the occasion of his 2013 Budget Vote debate?

NW1771E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(a) The Department of Sport and Recreation uses various methods to publicise its programmes and projects. One of the platforms that was identified, was the Minister's budget vote. The Department used this opportunity to share strategic documents like the National Sport and Recreation Plan, the Annual Performance Plan and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Country report. To this extent 200 bags were procured to package these documents.

In addition, 2 types of games sets were procured as a way to popularise and encourage people to play games within the code of Mindsports, a code that is fast growing due to the fact that it lends itself to being played without the need for expensive and structured infrastructure and is mass based.

The game sets were August Game set and Confounded Puzzle set.

Two (2) wall banners were also produced for this purpose. The wall banners were generic and part of the Department's ongoing marketing procurement.

A breakdown is provided below:

ITEM

QUANTITY

UNIT PRICE

TOTAL AMOUNT

August Game set

200

R118.00

R23.600.00

Confounded Puzzle set

200

R145.00

R29,000.00

Bags

200

R203.95

R40,790.00

Wall Banners

2

R9 063

R18 126.00

GRAND TOTAL

R111 516.00

(b) The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Mr. Fikile Mbalula delivered his 2013/14 Budget Speech at the National Assembly in Parliament Cape Town on 23 May 2013.

About 250 guests were invited to attend the Minister's budget speech, including amongst them, SRSA stakeholders, Ministers of other Departments, Provincial Heads of Departments, MEC's, sports players/teams etc. Guests came from different provinces of the country to attend the Minister's Budget Speech, which was delivered at 14h00.

After the budget speech, around 16h00, guests gathered at the New Assembly Dinning Room where the Department showcased via a multimedia display the Minister's initiatives and programmes implemented by the SRSA during the previous financial year.

Guests were served with refreshments during the presentation and there was light entertainment in the background in the form of marimba band.

Therefore the cost of the event was:

ITEMS

Cost in rand

Refreshments

R 60,107.00

Audio Visual

R 6,178.80

Blackroots marimba

R3 000.00

Total

R69,285.80

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 1337 (QUESTION PAPER NO 19 -2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

MR T D LEE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION.

(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? NW1667E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

(1)

(a) Yes, credit card was issued the current Minister.

(b) Yes, credit card was issued to the Deputy Minister.

(c) No, credit card was issued to the Director General.

(d) No other credit card was issued except the above.

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

Period

Mr F Mbalula

Minister SRSA

Issued on 2011/08/21

Limit R10 000.00

Mr G Oosthuizen

Deputy Minister SRSA

Issued prior to 2010/04/01

Limit R 10 000.00

April 2011

Not applicable

4,257.20

May 2011

Not applicable

5,089.80

June 2011

Not applicable

5,133.39

July 2011

Not applicable

8,619.88

August 2011

Not applicable

15,784.28 (DM credit limit was increased to R25 000 –Foreign trip)

September 2011

171.00

5,149.50

October 2011

Not applicable

13,505.45 (Foreign trip)

November 2011

Not applicable

2,628.60

December 2011

2,440.00

5,500.53

January 2012

Not applicable

5,669.00

February 2012

Not applicable

1,991.60

March 2012

Not applicable

8,629.20

April 2012

Not applicable

5,580.00

May 2012

Not applicable

6,200.84

June 2012

Not applicable

3,942.00

July 2012

Not applicable

3,158.80

August 2012

Not applicable

3,424.00

September 2012

190,00

10,502.97 (Foreign trip)

October 2012

Not applicable

15,079.61

November 2012

Not applicable

5,835.26

December 2012

Not applicable

2,072.00

January 2013

Not applicable

5,623.12

February 2013

Not applicable

3,052.00

March 2013

Not applicable

8,109.85

April 2013

529.87

850.50

May 2013

Not applicable

10,795.84 (Foreign trip)

June 2013

Not applicable

3,898.37

(vi) The Executive Authority, by virtue of their positions are expected to host functions, hold meetings outside office premises, entertain foreign visitors as well as colleagues.

(vii) Cost relates to official purposes including travel, entertainment and incidental travel and subsistence costs.

(2) No credit card has been over the limit.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1240 (QUESTION PAPER NO 17 -2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

MRS H LAMOELA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION.

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?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

The department of Sport and Recreation South Africa has spent:

(i) In 2012-13 financial year:

(a) R2, 683,805.00 on catering and

(b) R96, 607 on entertainment.

(ii) Since 1 April 2013 to date, SRSA has spent

(a) R343, 399.00 on catering and

(b) R7 347 on entertainment.

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1137 (QUESTION PAPER NO 16 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(a) What total amount has

(i) his department and

(ii) each specified entity reporting to him spent on conferences in the

(aa) 2009-10,

(bb) 2010-11,

(cc) 2011-12 and

(dd) 2012-13 financial years and

(b) what

(i) amount was spent on, and

(ii) is the breakdown of the expenditure for, each specified conference? NW1370E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

Please see attached REPLY

Reply received: October 2013

QUESTION 1105 (NW1338E) (QUESTION PAPER NO 16 – 2013)

FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M R Sayedali Shah (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

NW1338E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1), (2) (a) (i), (ii)

FINANCIAL YEARS

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Name of Newspaper

R

R

R

R

City Press

-

-

-

131,123

City Press & Rapport

233,490

-

-

-

City Press & Sowetan

-

-

-

204,995

City Press & Sunday Times

-

-

-

56,683

City Press & Sunday Times

161,443

-

-

-

City Press & Sunday Times

-

-

-

118,519

City Press & Sunday Times

-

-

714,785

-

City Press & Sunday Times

-

731,264

-

-

City Press; Beeld; & Sowetan

-

-

34,367

City Press; Rapport & Beeld

-

-

-

119,508

Daily Sun

-

-

-

62,586

Government printing

-

-

-

6,484

Independent Newspaper

-

-

-

54,188

Independent Newspaper

-

-

-

45,741

Mail & Guardian; & Sunday Times

-

31,851

-

-

Mail & Guardian; Sunday Times & The Star

-

-

26,137

-

SA Rugby Magazine

-

-

42,108

-

Sowetan

-

-

-

251,821

Sowetan

4,017

-

-

-

Sowetan

-

-

7,350

-

Sowetan Soccer

-

-

-

34,200

Sowetan,Citizen; Sunday Times & City Press

-

-

63,936

-

Sowetan,Citizen; Sunday Times & City Press

-

243,525

-

-

Star Workplace & Pretoria News

58,946

-

-

-

Sunday Sun & Sunday Times

68,698

-

-

-

Sunday Times

86,058

-

-

-

Sunday Times & City Press

-

-

160,103

-

Sunday Times & City Press

-

195,361

-

-

Sunday Times & City Press

28,052

-

-

-

Sunday Times & City Press

-

8,824

-

-

Sunday Times & City Press

17,500

-

-

-

Sunday Times, Rapport & City Press

161,443

-

-

-

Sunday Times; Sunday Independent; Rapport; City Press

-

564,614

-

-

The Star

19,007

-

-

-

The Star; Sowetan; Beeld; Citizen;Business Day; Daily Sun; Sunday World; Rapport; Sunday Times

-

79,390

-

-

The Times

-

-

-

80,028

TOTAL

838,654

1,854,828

1,048,786

1,165,875

Name of TV or Radio Station

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

R

R

R

R

SABC Education Radio

-

-

125,400

-

SABC Education Radio

-

-

92,358

-

SABC TV Adverts

-

1,199,280

-

TOTAL

-

1,199,280

217,758

-

(1), (2) (b) (i) (ii)

Boxing SA:

Name of Newspaper

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

R

R

R

R

Avusa Media

-

37 939.20

-

-

Media 24

-

42 254.10

-

-

SAIDS:

The entity did not incur any expenditure as they did not advertise in any of the media in question.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION 983 (QUESTION PAPER NO 15 -2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY

983. Dr J C Kloppers-Lourens (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

NW1206E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

SRSA

BSA

SAIDS

(1) Applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, Since 1 January 2011:

Received

2

0

0

Granted

2

N/A

N/A

Refused

N/A

N/A

N/A

Deemed Refused Under Section 27

N/A

N/A

N/A

(2) Internal appeals under the Act since 1 January 2011:

Received

0

0

0

Granted

N/A

N/A

N/A

Refused

N/A

N/A

N/A

Deemed Refused Under Section 77(7);

N/A

N/A

N/A

(3) Information Officer

Mr Alec Moemi

Contact:

012 304-5249

e-mail: alec@srsa.gov.za

Mr Moffat Qithi

Contact:

011 333 5536

e-mail:

Moff@boxingsa.co.za

Mr Khalid Galant

Contact:

021-686 1904 (08610 SAIDS)

e-mail:

khalid@drugfreesport.org.za

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 854 (QUESTION PAPER NO 11 -2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

MR M W RABOTAPI (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION.

(a) What is the (a) amount and (b) breakdown budgeted by his department for the 2013 SA Sports Awards?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

(a) The department of Sport and Recreation South Africa had budgeted R65 million for the 2013 SA Sports Awards.

(b) The department allocated R21 million and the balance of R44 million is raised from sponsorship and partners.

The amount includes the budget for various events associated with the SA Sports Awards:

· Launch of the Sport Awards

· Announcement of Nominees

· Ministerial Outreach programmes

· Andrew Mlangeni Golf Development programme

· Andrew Mlangeni Legends Green Jackets evening

· SA Sport Awards Ceremony

· Prize Giving Function

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 651 (QUESTION PAPER 10 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Dr L L Bosman (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) How many claims were instituted against his department

(a) in the (i) 2007-08,

(ii) 2008-09,

(iii) 2009-10,

(iv) 2010-11 and

(v) 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?

NW810E

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

1 (a) (i) 2007-2008 - None

(ii) 2008-2009 - 3 claims instituted against the department.

(iii) 2009-2010 - 2 claims instituted against the department

(iv) 2010-2011 - 4 claims instituted against our department.

(v) 2011-2012 - None

(b) None.

2 (a) (i) 2007-2008 – None

(ii) 2008-2009 - None

(iii) 2009-2010 - the amount of R16 725.00 was claimed and paid on 19/03/2010.

(iv) 2010-2011 - the amount of R84 000 was claimed and paid on 29/06/2010

(v) 2011-2012 – None

(b) (i) Four claims were finalized in court. One claim was dismissed from court.

(ii) Four claims were settled out of court.

(iii) One claim is still pending before court.

(c ) (i) There was no amount paid on the claims that were finalized in court, since the court ruled in the departments' favour.

(ii) The claims settled out of court, amount to R100 725.00 paid.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION 618 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

MR M W RABOTAPI (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION:

Whether Athletics South Africa has a high performance program in place to support elite athletes in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

No, Athletics South Africa does not have a high performance program in place to support elite athletes in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Currently Athletics South Africa does not have a strategic plan for the duration of the term of office of the current President of the federation.

However, ASA athletes do qualify for SASCOC's Operation Excellence Programme (OPEX), being a high performance support ptogramme for athletes in the top rankings in the world. They need to meet the identified criteria as outlined to all the National Federations. In the cycle post the L2012 Games (Oct 2012 – March 2013), there were 6 athletes supported based on their meeting criteria for OPEX (Anaso Jobodwana, Khotso Mokoena, Caster Semenya, Sunette Viljoen, Lehann Fourie and Willem Coertzen). Each National Federation is expected to have a high performance programme as they deliver teams to sports specific events such as Junior/Youth World Championships, U/23 OR U/21 World Championships, Senior World Championships and World Cups. SASCOC does not support all high performance / elite level athletes therefore it is critical for the federation to have such a plan which is a progression from development.

Benefits from the programme are :

a). Living expenses b). Medical aid

c). Transport for training sessions d). Access to training facilities

e). International camps and competitions f). Local camps and competitions

g). Coaching Fees h). Scientific and medical support services

i). Technological services j). Sport specific Equipment

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION 491 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

MR M HLENGWA (IFP) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION.

What is his department doing to align itself with the National Development Plan?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION:

Following a thorough scan of the National Development Plan (NDP), proposals are being incorporated into the existing activities of SRSA, particularly those that do not require additional financial commitments.

The incorporation can already be seen in the aim of the Department, which is to "maximize access, development and excellence at all levels of participation in sport and recreation to improve social cohesion, nation building and the quality of life of all South Africans". Although the vision of the Department is confirmed, it is acknowledged that there are gaps when translating the vision into practice and 2013 will see these being addressed. This process was initiated by the drafting of South Africa's National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) which received Cabinet approval in May 2012.

The national Sport & Recreation Indaba that gave birth to the NSRP in November 2011 is an acknowledgement as per the NDP that it is difficult to get different groups to agree to work together, even if it is in their collective interests. The NSRP provides stakeholders with common objectives and articulates a sports system, which up until now has been largely fragmented and dysfunctional, with no shared understanding of the vision and its translation into practice. Implementation agreements are signed with sports federations and monitoring and evaluation of such implementation is linked to the funding of such federations.

The nucleus of the NSRP provides details of the three core pillars of implementation, namely an active nation; a winning nation and the enabling environment required. These pillars are underpinned by transversal issues such as transformation and utilising sport as a tool to achieve national and global priorities – the very issues that the NDP promotes.

The SRSA 2013/14 APP was evaluated in 2013 by the Presidency prior to submission to Parliament in line with the NDP requirement that departmental strategic plans, annual performance plans (APP) and programme plans need to be evaluated by the Presidency to determine alignment with the NDP prior to submission to Parliament.

The strategic outcome orientated goals of the Department as captured in the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan and the 2013/14 APP, also link to the NDP. The strategic outcome orientated goals promote among others, citizens access to sport and recreation activities; adequate transformation of the sport and recreation sector; achievement of international success by athletes; establishment of an integrated system of enablers to support the delivery of sport and recreation; the use of sport and recreation as a strategic tool to contribute directly to all five government priorities and two United Nations priorities; as well as implementation of internal processes and procedures to ensure that SRSA annually receives an unqualified audit report, thus contributing to good governance.

There is a high level of correlation between the NDP priorities and the current 12 priority outcomes, and this correlation will assist to maintain continuity in the planning and monitoring and evaluation processes of government. SRSA, as a signatory to Outcome 12, plays an active role in the activities of the government forums that coordinate and/or drive the implementation of each outcome.

A session was held with representatives from the National Planning Commission in March 2013 in an effort to identify core projects to drive in 2013 in aligning the work of the Department with the priorities of the NDP. It was agreed that the National Youth Camps as well as the provision of sport and recreation facilities would be key projects.

Further initiatives to facilitate alignment include the following:

· To align with the 2014-2019 MTSF, SRSA will revise its 2012-2016 strategic plan during the last two quarters of the 2013/14 financial year following the first draft of the 2014-2019 MTSF to the July Cabinet Lekgotla.

· The Presidency and National Treasury will work with SRSA and other departments to clarify roles and responsibilities, ensure that plans and budgets are aligned, and develop clear performance indicators for each programme.

· SRSA has a monitoring and evaluation framework that will be used to identify obstacles to implementation, to facilitate reflection on what works, and to continuously improve implementation.

· The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and SRSA have introduced important steps to reintroduce sport in schools as an acknowledgement that sport and physical education are an integral part of a child's development.

· The APP details various recreation projects such as walks, cycling and others to ensure the contribution of recreation towards the eradication of social ills.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION 406 (QUESTION PAPER NO 8 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

MR D A KGANARE (COPE) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION:

(1) What amount was originally budgeted by his department for the building of the stadium in Tumahole next to Parys;

(2) whether his department has allocated any amount to this project since 1 April 2012; if so, (a) for how much and (b) what is the purpose of such allocation;

(3) when (a) did the construction start and (b) is it envisaged to be completed;

(4) whether the construction progress is still on schedule; if not, why not; if so, (a) how much has been spent so far and (b) what are the relevant details?

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REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

(1) Sport and Recreation SA does not have funds for building of sport and recreation facilities. The funds provided to Sport and Recreation SA are for planning, advocacy and technical support. The above question was sent to the Free State Sport, Arts and Culture department for a response. The original budgeted amount by the province for building the stadium was R88 million. R20 million was added due to costs increases. Only R10 million of the R20m was transferred which ultimately left the project with R98 million.

(2) a) The amount allocated for the 2012/13 to the Provincial department is R10 million which was never transferred to the Municipality.

b) The money was used for internal budget pressures as approved during the 2012/13 adjustment budget process.

(3) a) The Construction started during the first half of 2008.

b) The practical completion is envisaged to be end of April 2013 with final completion end of July 2013.

(4) a) The progress is not on schedule, the scheduled date was supposed to be completed by February 2013. Extension has been requested until August 2013.

b) The initial contractor was terminated due to slow and poor performance and the current contractor occupied site in November 2012. To date the amount spent on the project by the municipality is R91 million out of the total amount of R98 million.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 331 (QUESTION PAPER 6 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

MR G P D MAC KENZIE (COPE) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION:

(1) What is his policy position with regard to the new Cricket SA (CSA) constitution regarding governance (details furnished);

(2) Did he engage with CSA to have key provisions of the Nicholson Report included in the new CSA governance regulations?

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA

(1) Although the newly adopted governance structure of Cricket South Africa ("CSA") seemingly deviates from the recommendations contained in the report of the Nicholson Committee of Enquiry ("the committee") insofar as the independency of the new governance structure for cricket is concerned, CSA had formulated the new governance structure after consultation with –

Ø all its stakeholders on the basis of the Nicholson recommendations and the principles underpinning sport governance in general; and

Ø SASCOC by way of a mediation process (referred to in my reply to question 2 hereunder) thereby acknowledging the fact that the Republic of SA is not a developed 1st World country, but a developing country which needs to have a new governance structure which will enhance its current stage of development to the benefit of all involved with cricket by means of the newly approved structure.

It must, therefore, be stressed that –

Ø the Nicholson report contains recommendations only (not imperative stipulations) to be considered by myself and cricket from a structural point of view, amongst others; and

Ø the needs for cricket in the Republic of South Africa differ inherently from the rest of the world.

I believe wholeheartedly that –

Ø the approach being followed and the outcome being reached by CSA weighed against the recommendations of the Nicholson Report in the above regard justify the formation of a new governance structure in the manner as approved by CSA since it has been exposed to a fully fledged consultation and mediation process with all its affiliates and SASCOC respectively; and

Ø the newly formed structure will serve in the best interests of CSA and cricket in general in the Republic of South Africa.

Apart from the Nicholson recommendations insofar as it having a bearing on structural changes in cricket, the vast majority of the remaining recommendations of the Nicholson Report had been fully adhered to and complied with by CSA. In addition, it might be useful to add that the provisions of the King III Report have concurrent with the Nicholson recommendations also been taken into account in the newly approved governance structure of CSA (e g the appointment of an independent Lead Director to guide and advise the non-independent Chairperson and President of CSA thereby incorporating the recommendations of the Nicholson Report from an independency perspective in any event). It must also, however, be noted that the Nicholson Report did not recommend specifically that the Chairperson of CSA must be an independent person.

(2) As you are aware, I have established and tasked the Nicholson committee of enquiry ("the committee") into the affairs of CSA to investigate and report on the outcome of its investigation regarding CSA.

As a result of the said investigation, the committee has in a report submitted its recommendations which at the time had been fully approved and endorsed by me without any reservations.

Henceforth, I engaged with CSA by providing them with an opportunity to submit its representations regarding the said recommendations of the Nicholson committee to me. CSA had subsequently –

Ø submitted its representations to me; and

Ø undertook to fulfil and execute the recommendations of the committee in terms of its undertaking.

The said undertaking of CSA had subsequently been transformed into a written agreement that was entered into by SRSA, CSA and SASCOC on 15 July 2012 in order to oversee, coordinate and give effect to the proper implementation and execution of the recommendations of the committee by CSA in the best interest of CSA and cricket in general.

Due to a dispute that had arisen between SASCOC and CSA in terms of the creation of a new governance structure for cricket at the time as referred to in my response to question 1 above, I have decided to appoint a mediator (the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation) to mediate the said dispute.

In essence, it eventually came to the fore after a lengthy mediation process that only one issue from a mediation perspective, namely the non-independency of the chairperson of the proposed CSA board (including whether the latter and the President should be one and the same person) had at the time not been agreed upon between SASCOC and CSA. Given that cricket inherently has the power to pronounce on this only issue outstanding, the said parties subsequently agreed, amongst others, that –

· the Board Chairperson will be the elected President of CSA;

· a Lead Director will be appointed from among the independent directors to guide the Chairperson as proposed in the King III report (In terms of King III the Board of Directors (both independent and non-independent) will elect the Lead Director);

· the Board structure will in the interim consist of five independent directors and seven non-independent directors elected by the Members' Forum, taking cognisance of geopolitical boundaries as far as it is possible; and

· After a period of 18 months the Board will be increased to comprise seven independent Board members and nine geopolitical non-independent representatives.

Subsequently SASCOC and CSA signed an Addendum to the Agreement entered into between them on 15 July 2012 in order to pronounce on the mutually agreed outcome in the above regard.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 292 (QUESTION PAPER 4 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

292. Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(a) When was the current and previous board of the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport

(i) constituted and

(ii) dissolved and

(b) which previous board members were retained on the current board?

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REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(a) (i) The current board of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport was appointed on 01 December 2012.

The previous board was appointed on 01 November 2007 for a period of five years in terms of section 3 (1) and (4) of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Act, 1997 (Act No 14 of 1997) as amended.

(a) (ii) The previous board's term expired on 31 October 2012, after which the Minister of Sport and Recreation SA extended their term for one month to 30 November 2012 in order to fully consult with stakeholders regarding the nominations for the new board.

(b) Four previous members were retained on the current board, namely: Dr V J R Ramathesele, who was appointed as the Chairperson, Dr J H Adams, Prof R Le Roux and Dr M T D Qobose.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 157 (QUESTION PAPER 1 - 2013 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(1) How many legal matters were dealt with by his department (a) in the (i) 2009- 10, (ii) 2010-11, (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?

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REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1) (i) Seven matters were dealt with.

(ii) Four matters were dealt with.

(iii) One matter was dealt with.

(2) (a) (i) All cases were dealt with by the State Attorneys.

(a) (ii) None of the cases were dealt with by private attorneys.

(b) Not applicable.

(3) (a) R1 030 191.41.

(b) Not applicable.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 124 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

124. Mr M W Rabotapi (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

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QUESTION 124 FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(1)(a)Sport and Recreation SA (SRSA) did not pay any performance bonuses to SMS members during December 2012.

(b) Entities:

Boxing South Africa (BSA) did not pay any performance bonuses to SMS members during December 2012.

South African Institute of Drug-free Sport (SAIDS) also did not pay any performance bonuses to SMS members during December 2012.

(i) Not applicable.

(ii) Not applicable.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Not applicable.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION 91 (QUESTION PAPER NO 1 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

91 Mr J J van der Linde (DA) to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation:

(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?

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QUESTION 91 (QUESTION PAPER NO 1 – 2013) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

REPLY:

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION SA:

(a) (i) The department – No tickets were purchased for any of the specified periods.

(ii) The entities – Boxing South Africa (BSA) and South African Institute of

Drug-free Sport (SAIDS) – No tickets were purchased for any of the

specified periods.

(b) (i) The department - Not applicable.

(ii) The entities – BSA and SAIDS – Not applicable.