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Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1185

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 17-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1185. Mr N Singh (IFP) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) (a) What is the current position with regard to the employment of reservists and (b) when will the policy be reviewed;

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

NW1428E

REPLY:

(1)(a&b) The review of the Reservist Policy was finalized and the Reservist Policy Framework and Guidelines: Establishment and Functioning, was approved by the Minister of Police. The South African Police Service is in process of aligning the Regulations for the South African Reserve Police Service and National Instruction to guide the implementation of the reviewed reservist policy, and will soon commence with a national, structured reservist recruitment drive.

(2) No.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1172

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1172. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) was previously found guilty of misconduct on account of defeating the ends of justice; if so, what punishment was meted out to him;

(2) whetherthe initial punishment was changed; if so, (a) by whom and (b) what was the reason for the change;

(3) (a) for how long has the said person currently been on study leave, (b) when did he apply for study leave, (c)(i) on which days and (ii) which question paper will he be writing, (d) for what course has he been enrolled and (e) which institution is offering the course/courses?

NW1413E

REPLY:

(1) The member was found guilty in terms of disciplinary regulations on inter alia to the perjuring of discipline and administration of the SAPS and failing to carry out lawful orders or instructions. The member was sanctioned to dismissal from the SAPS.

(2) The initial sanction was set aside.

(2)(a) The Provincial Commissioner set aside the sanction in terms of Regulation 16 of the SAPS Disciplinary Regulations.

(2)(b) The reason for the change was due to gross irregularities which took place during the investigation and the disciplinary hearing.

(3)(a) The leave of the member started on 2013-05-02 and will end on 2013-06-11.

(3)(b) The member included this leave in his annual leave planning which was submitted in February 2013. The official leave form (SAPS 26) for the above mentioned period was submitted to the members' commander on 2013-04-30.

(3)(c)(i) The member will write exams on the following dates:

2013-05-10

2013-05-21

2013-05-31

2013-06-04

2013-06-07

(3)(c)(ii) National Instruction 2 of 2004 paragraph 4(11) which deals with examination or study leave, does not require a member todisclose what subjects he or she will be writing on which dates.

(3)(d) Please refer to question (3)(c)(ii).

(3)(e) Please refer to question (3)(c)(ii).

I have asked the National Commissioner to follow up on this case and make sure that all processes were properly followed.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1166

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1166. Mr M E George (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether the bulletproof vests used by the SA Police Service are designed according to international specifications in respect of the nature of weapons it should provide protection against, especially in South Africa where traditional weapons such as spears are used; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the type of vests worn by police during the riots experienced at Marikana in 2012?

NW1407E

REPLY:

Yes.

The South African Police Service (hereafter 'the SAPS'), has developed its own bullet resistant vest specification, which is based on an international specification, NIJ 01.01.04, and it also gives protection against the highest and most likely threats to be encountered from traditional weapons in South Africa.

The type of bullet resistant vest that was worn by members of the SAPS at Marikana consists of a front and rear inner and outer pocket part to accommodate the soft ballistic panels (inside) and ceramic plates (outside), which gives protection against all threat levels encountered in South Africa.

By inserting the ceramic tiles into the outer vest pockets of the outer garment, the bullet resistant vest gives the member sufficient protection against high velocity rifle bullets, as well as traditional weapons. These ceramic tiles are large enough to protect the vital organs of the member wearing it.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1165

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1165. Mr M E George (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether his department has found a growing lack of confidence in the post-apartheid police department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1406E

REPLY:

It needs to be noted that post apartheid policing philosophy adopted is Community Policing.

Accordingly, community trust on the police has increased and this is demonstrated by the large number of community members who volunteer to be members of the Community Police Fora country wide. Also as I stated in my budget debate, according to the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) 2012 there is an increase of 8% in the public appreciation of how government is doing in reducing crime levels when compared to five years ago (32% in November 2007 to 40% in November 2012).

The public participation in reporting criminal activities to the SAPS and in crime prevention campaigns is on the increase.

The SAPS continues to have sound partnerships with amongst others, community- based organizations, Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's), Business Community Religious leaders etc.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1164

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1164. Mr M E George (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Whether his department is concerned about the high level of non-reported cases due to communities' dwindling confidence in police; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether an affected person reporting a crime at the relevant police station in person is still the only way of reporting crime; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether his department has hotline offices in all provinces where crime may be reported; if not, why not; if so, what is the (a) percentage of use by the public of these lines and (b) extent of the rural distribution in the allocation of such resources and technology reporting systems?

NW1405E

REPLY:

(1) Under reporting of crime is an international reality and affects all police agencies around the world and is therefore not unique to South Africa.

However, the South African Police Service (SAPS) renders a service to all members of the public and is not aware of any proof of "dwindling confidence in police". The members of the public are still reporting crime to the police. The SAPS is involved in community meetings and crime awareness campaigns at various levels from station, cluster, province and national to sensitize society of their rights to open cases.

(2) No.

It needs to be mentioned that the reporting of a crime at a police station by the affected complainant in person has never been the only way of reporting crime. A crime can and may be reported in the following ways:

Ø An affected person or a witness of a crime reports the crime in person at a police station, satellite police station or police contact point;

Ø An affected person or a witness of a crime reports the crime by telephone to a 10111 call centre, police station or satellite police station, whereupon a vehicle from the flying squad or a police station, depending on the specific situation, is dispatched to the scene of crime or the complainant;

Ø An affected person or witness of a crime reports a crime to a member of the South African Police Service patrolling in the area.

Ø Members of the Emergency Services, Hospitals and Care Centres also report crime on behalf of affected persons.

(3) Yes.

The SAPS has the following numbers which could be viewed as "Hotline" or dedicated lines for the reporting of crime in all provinces:

Ø Police Emergency Number - 10111 (Custodian – Division Visible Policing)

§ Is used to report all police related emergencies.

Ø Crime Stop - 08600 10111 (Custodian – Division Detective Service)

§ Is used for anonymous reporting of crime.

Ø Complaints - 0800333177 (Custodian – National Corporate Communication)

§ Is used to lodge a complaint internally (by SAPS personnel) and externally (by the public) if dissatisfaction is experienced regarding service delivery issues related to SAPS.

Ø National Anti-Corruption Hotline - 0800 701701(Custodian - Public ServiceAdministration) – (Investigation by Division Detective Service.)

§ Reporting of corruption in the Public Sector.

§ Investigation of corruption in the Public Sector

The Police Emergency Call Centres have a crucial role to play in the fight against crime and ensure that an emergency response is provided to various categories of complaints received at the various established Call Centres.

(a) For the financial year 2012/2013 a total of 9 122 688 calls were received at the 10111 Call Centres nationally of which 6 473 897(71%) were non police related calls, which included hoax, nuisance and abusive calls, emergency services enquiries or other personal related assistance or matters requiring a service to the public. 2 648 791(29%) were police related calls or real emergencies.

For the financial year 2012/2013 a total number of approximately 12 600 calls per month were received at the Crime Stop Call Centre.

(b) In the absence of established Call Centres the 10111 number is routed to the nearest police station which holistically covers the broader SAPS jurisdiction enabling the community to report crime through various mechanisms.

Reporting mechanisms are widely accessible to the public to report crime. This however is continually being assessed to ensure service delivery is improved in terms of allocation of technology and reporting systems and mechanisms. The Division Technology Management Services is attending to advanced information systems and capacities in rural areas.

The website www.saps.gov.za/ or www.info.gov.za/issues/hotline can also be accessed on the internet for crime related emergency numbers.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1157

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1157. Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) On what date did a certain person (name furnished) become a member of the SA Police Service (SAPS), (b) what post does she currently hold, (c) in which rank was she appointed upon joining the SAPS, (d) what courses had she completed up to the latest available date and (e) why were the required periods prior to promotion not observed?

NW1392E

REPLY:

(a) The person (name furnished) became a member of the SA Police Service (SAPS) on 25 February 2002.

(b) The member is currently the Section Head: Publication and Broadcast Communication: Corporate Communication: Head Office.

(c) The member was appointed as a Senior Administrative Officer (Captain) upon joining the SAPS.

(d) The member completed the following courses up to 20 May 2013:

Crime Intelligence Management and Analysis Course;

Emerging Leadership Programme;

Handling the Media;

Use of Firearm;

Street Survival Legal Principles; and

China Press Officials of Developing Countries.

(e) The required periods prior to promotion were not observed due to the fact that the member was successful in her application for a post that was advertised externally in the media at the level of Deputy Director (equivalent rank of Colonel) on 1 August 2004. It was an open process and members of the Service on all ranks as well as members of the public who conformed to the advertised requirements of the post could apply for the post – it was not an internal process in terms of the SAPS promotion policy which requires specific periods in a rank and are only applicable to members of SAPS. The member was subsequently appointed at the level of Brigadier on 1 February 2013 after being successful in her application for the post: Section Head: Publication and Broadcast Communication: Corporate Communication, which process was conducted in terms of the SAPS National Instruction on Senior Appointments (National Instruction 4/2010).

I have however asked that the National Commissioner look into this appointment and ensure that no procedures were not violated.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1153

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1153. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

How many hours of flight time is required per year for SA Police Service pilots in the air wing unit to retain their licence?

NW1387E

REPLY:

There are no minimum hour required anymore but licenses must be renewed annually.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1152

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1152. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

Can he provide Ms D Kohler-Barnard with a copy of the service roster for each air wing unit?

NW1386E

REPLY:

No

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1151

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1151. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) (a) How many SA Police Service (SAPS) aircraft are in sound operating condition per air wing unit and (b) in each specified case, (i) what is the aircraft type, (ii) how much flying time remains on each aircraft and (iii) when was each aircraft last serviced;

(2) (a) how many SAPS aircraft are currently grounded per air wing unit and (b) in each specified case, (i) what is the aircraft type, (ii) why was it grounded, (iii) for how long has it been out of operation and (iv) were (aa) work orders or (bb) purchase orders issued for the aircraft; if so, (aaa) on what date and (bbb) to whom?

NW1385E

REPLY:

(1) There are 19 aircraft currently flying and these include helicopters as well as other planes

(2) 30 aircrafts are currently being serviced or have been grounded. Only six of these planes were ground before December 2012

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1130

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1130. Mrs N W A Michael (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(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?

NW1363E

REPLY:

1130 (a) and (b)

The SAPS accounts for expenses incurred in hosting conferences as part of the normal operational expenses associated with the running of the Department. The Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA) structure reflecting an economic classification of items to vest expenditure does not provide for an item called conferences. The design principles of the reporting tables inter alia allow for the grouping of transactions based on the nature. Due to the number of employees and various documentation to be analysed and consolidated, it would be extremely time consuming and place an unreasonable burden on the resources of the Department to obtain the information, given the lengthy period in question.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1098

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1098. Mr S Esau (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(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?

NW1331E

REPLY:

(1) and (2) see attached reply

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1048

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 16-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1048. Mr V B Ndlovu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Police:

Why were (a) 40 members of the police counter-assault team and (b) specialised surveillance vehicles provided as part of the police assistance that was given to the Gupta family wedding party?

NW1273E

REPLY:

(a) No members of the Counter Assault Team were deployed.

(b) No specialized surveillance vehicles were provided.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 1007

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

1007. Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

Will a certain police constable (name furnished) be considered for an award after she rescued a certain person (name furnished) from the boot of her car after she had been hijacked and stabbed?

NW1230E

REPLY:

Yes. A certain police constable whose name was furnished will, together with other members involved, be considered for a possible award after a certain person whose name was furnished, was rescued from a boot of a car after she had been hijacked and stabbed. Several members are involved and the matter is under consideration by the office of the Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal. It is envisaged that a possible award will be considered by the National Commissioner at the next meeting of the National Monetary and Non-monetary Awards Evaluation Committee to be held during June 2013.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 1006

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

1006. Mr DJ Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) When will the Resource Allocation Guide for Durban North station be increased in terms of the latest census;

(2) (a) when will a permanent station commander be appointed for the Durban North station and (b) when will a crime intelligence contingent be supplied to the station;

(3) are there plans to build a permanent station in Umhlanga?

NW1229E

REPLY:

(1) The South African Police Service recently received the latest population figures (2011 census) on enumeration area level in order to determine the population distribution per station area. A project was initiated to review all variables influencing the calculated human resource requirements of all stations in the country. The data gathering process should be completed by 30 June 2013 where after the processing of data should take another month. It must also be noted that changes in the statistical data of a police station does not immediately result in the grading and upgrading of the police station. The Public Service Regulations on Job Evaluation (upgrading and Downgrading) is also dependent on the availability of funds to fill such posts.

A number of variables, including population, are considered to determine the theoretical human resource requirements of police stations. However, the actual allocation of posts is based on the number of posts (portion of the requirement) that can be funded in terms of the current budget and medium term expenditure framework of the SAPS. The final decision to re-allocate to the station in question can only be confirmed by the Provincial Commissioner after the review of all the provincial police stations requirements, taking into consideration all demands of the province given funded posts.

(2)(a) The permanent Station Commander, Colonel GM Naidoo has been appointed since Tuesday 2 May 2013.

(2)(b) Although Crime Intelligence functions at a local level in support of station commanders, a specific capacity is not allocated to stations. A dedicated capacity of gatherers functions on cluster level serving all stations in the cluster. This is strengthened by an informer network that must be built and maintained by the local police station.

(3) A work study investigation is currently pending.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1005

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2011

1005. Mr DJ Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) How many SAPS members faced disciplinary action and (b) how many SAPS members paid for the cost of the 834 SA Police Service (SAPS) firearms that were lost or stolen in the 2012-13 financial year?

NW1228E

REPLY:

(a) 140 members were charged in disciplinary hearing as a result of loss of firearms.

(b) The SAPS debt administration process in brief consists of the main sequential interdependence steps of incident, reporting, investigation, determination of liability, acceptance of debt, registering of debt and recovery/write-off. Incidents are continuously being assessed and liability determination decided upon.

The total debt raised specifically for lost weapons for 104 debt accounts in 2012/13 where liability was indicated, amounted to R385 823. The repayment for the period amounted to R155 011. These debt accounts are active and members must still repay the difference (R230 812), which is in process. (Often debt will be raised as liability determination of incidents take place.)

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1004

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

1004. Mr DJ Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

How many of the national key points are private residences?

NW1227E

REPLY:

The Minister of Police has appointed a committee in terms of section 6 of the National Key Points Act, 1980 (Act No. 102 of 1980) to, amongst other things, determine and evaluate all National Key Points that have been declared under the said Act, including private residences.

The outcomes of the completed work of the committee will respond to this question.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 999

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

999. Mr MSF de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) his Director-General had any communication concerning any aspect of the Gupta family wedding; if so, in each specified case, (i) what is the name of the person who was communicated with, (ii) on what date did the communication take place, (iii) what medium was used for the communication, (iv) what was the purpose of the communication and (v) what was the outcome of the communication?

NW1222E

REPLY:

I refer the honourable member to the Government report made public last week as clarity on the question asked is provided in this report.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 994

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

994. Mrs DA Schäfer (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) When did the investigating officer in the case of two accused rhino horn poachers, XuanBinhDang and HuongGiang Chu, regard the matter to be ready to proceed to trial;

(2) whether the accused were re-arrested after the matter of the State v XuanBinh Dang and HuongGiang Chu was struck off the roll; if so, (a) when and (b) on what charges;

(3) are they currently in custody;

(4) were the accused given back their passports at any stage; if so, (a) when and (b) by whom?

NW1217E

REPLY:

(1) The matter was regarded ready to proceed to trial during January 2012.

(2)(a) Yes, the accused were re-arrested on 26 April 2013.

(2)(b) On immigration charges.

(3) Yes, they are detained at Pollsmoor Correctional Facility.

(4) No.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 992

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

992. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) (a) Who authorised the use of the SA Police Service VIP Unit to escort the Gupta family from (i) Waterkloof Airbase and (ii) OR Tambo International Airport to Sun City on 30 April 2013 and (b) in each case, (i) on what grounds was this VIP protection provided and (ii) how many VIP Unit members were used;

(2) were any other police personnel used in this operation?

NW1215E

REPLY:

The Government report on this matter has now been released to the public and I would suggest that the honourable member look at the report because it clarifies the different roles played by departments involved.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 976

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

976. Mr JRB Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Since 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by (a) the SA Police Service (SAPS) 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) the SAPS 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) the SAPS and (b) each entity reporting to him, and in each case, what are the contact details of the officer?

NW1199E

REPLY:

(1) Since 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2013, the total of applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No 2 of 2000), (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") -

(a) The total number received by the South African Police Service, were 49 270;

(i) 180 requests were refused in full and 152 were refused partially;

and

(ii) 2 requests were deemed refused under section 27.

(b) These entities fall within the definition of a public body in terms of the Act. These entities should, in terms of section 32 of the Act, with regard to the total of requests received, report directly to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and not to the Service. This information can be requested from these entities or the SAHRC.

(2) Since 1 January 2011to 31 March 2013, the total of internal appeals under the Act -

(a) received by the SA Police Service, were 12;

(i) 1 internal appeal was upheld (granted);

(ii) 10 internal appeals were dismissed (refused); and

(iii) 1 internal appeal was deemed refused under section 77(7).

(b) These entities fall within the definition of a public body in terms of the Act. These entities should, in terms of section 32 of the Act, with regard to the total of requests received, report directly to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and not to the Service. This information can be requested from these entities or the SAHRC.

(3) The Information Officer for –

(a) the SA Police Service, is the National Commissioner and the National Commissioner appointed the National Deputy Information Officer, Colonel A Crooks, to perform the functions of the Information Officer.

The contact details of Colonel A Crooks are as follows:

Telephone number: 012 393 2606

Fax number: 012 393 2156

E-mail address: crooksa@saps.gov.za

Postal address: Colonel A Crooks

National Deputy Information Officer

South African Police Service

Private Bag X94

PRETORIA

0001

Street address: South African Police Service

Room T 527

5th floor

231 Pretorius Street

PRETORIA

0001

(b) These entities fall within the definition of a public body in terms of the Act. In terms of section 16 of the Act, the Department: Government Communication Information System (GCIS) must at that department's cost ensure the publication of the postal and street address, phone and fax number and, if available, electronic mail address of the information officer of every public body in every telephone directory issued for general use by the public as are prescribed. The contact details of information officers are also available on the website of the GCIS at www.gcis.gov.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 955

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

955. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

What were the (a) details and (b) outcomes of the investigation of CAS 8/4/96 filed at the Howick Police Station on 8 April 1996?

NW1178E

REPLY:

(a) On 1 April 1996 the deceased, Mr John Alfred Whittle-Bennett 71 years old and his daughter Ms Heather Mary Whittle-Bennett 38 years old, were attacked by an unknown African male in their house situated at Foxhill, Curry Post, Howick. Both the deceased were stabbed and killed with a knife and their attacker took clothes and electrical appliances from the house and fled the scene on foot.

(b) On 7 August 1996 the suspect, MbuzeniBuzeniBiyela was shot and killed by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) during an attempt to arrest him. On 14 October 1996 the Senior Public Prosecutor declined to institute prosecution as the only suspect had been killed by SAPS members. On 6 November 1999 an inquest was held at the Howick Magistrate's Court and the matter was finalized.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 929

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

929. Mr PJ Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Why did members of the police provide an escort to guests of the Gupta family wedding at Sun City from the Air Force Base Waterkloof and back;

(2) (a) how many (i) vehicles, (ii) members and (iii) helicopters were used for this escort and (b) what were the total related costs;

(3) whether these costs were recovered; if not, why not; if so, (a) from whom and (b) when;

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

NW1151E

REPLY:

Government has appointed a team of Directors-General to investigate the matter, and the report into the matter has now been released to public. This report provides the details related to the question of the honourable member.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 927

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

927. Ms A van Wyk (ANC) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) What is the status of the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system in the SA Police Service;

(2) whether this system will be rolled out in all provinces; if not, why not;

(3) what (a) has been the detailed cost of the TETRA project to date with regard to (i) buildings, (ii) infrastructure, (iii) handsets, (iv) maintenance and (v) roll-out and (b) is the estimated future cost in each case?

NW1149E

REPLY:

(1) The Gauteng Province use TETRA as the standard police radio communications network with 33,812 radio terminals operating on the Gauteng SAPS radio network.

TETRA is in the process of being implemented in the Eastern Cape Province. The TETRA network is being built to cover the total surface of the Eastern Cape Province for use by 10 600 radio terminals.

(2) The TETRA radio technology as well as all possible alternative modern digital technologies suitable for police use, require developed infrastructure in the form of radio sites equipped with towers, equipment shelters, security fences and power supply.

Radio infrastructure development is necessary to accommodate the required modern technology and poses funding challenges to the SAPS.

The SAPS intends to roll out modern digital radio technology in all provinces. We are currently investigating other technologies including TETRA.

(3) Detailed cost of the Eastern Cape TETRA project:

(a) Cost to date:

(i) Buildings: 10111 Centres: Capital works programme & budget

Port Elizabeth R134 million

East London R56 million

Umtata R6.5 million

(ii) Infrastructure R190million

(iii) Handsets R3 million

(iv) Maintenance R0

(v) Roll-out R88 million

(b) Estimated future cost:

(i) Buildings: 10111 Centres: Capital works, programme& budget

Umtata R51 million

(ii) Infrastructure: R580 million

(iii) Handsets: R26.5 million

(iv) Maintenance: 7% of system value per annum after completion.

(v) Roll-out: R54 million

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 926

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

926. Ms A van Wyk (ANC) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) What is the (a) purpose of the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) contract that was awarded to a certain company (name furnished), (b) duration of the contract and (c) total financial value of the contract for each year in terms of the contract;

(2) whowere the other bidders for this contract?

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REPLY:

(1) Information regarding the recent awarded contract to Altech:

(1)(a) The purpose of the contract is to provide maintenance goods and services in order to keep the Gauteng TETRA network fully functional.

(1)(b) The contract is for a period of three(3) years.

(1)(c) The total value of the contract is R270 million.

This is an estimated value which includes the following:

· Fixed costs – routine maintenance services

· Variable costs – consumption of diesel for emergency power generation. This cost will vary depending on power outages.

The contract includes repair of all failures excluding failures due to vis major such as lightning damages that occur occasionally. These factors will have a financial impact but it is estimated at less than 10% of the contracts total cost.

· 2012/2013 R31 million

· 2013/2014 R146 million

· 2014/2015 R93 million

(2) There were no other bidders in this contract. The requirement was published as an open bid invitation on two occasions. On both occasions only the original system supplier responded.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 924

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

924. Mr VB Ndlovu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether the SA Police Service has any disciplinary measures in place to deal with policeofficers who defame people on social networks; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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REPLY:

Yes, the South African Police Service has a disciplinary code and procedure, i.e. the South African Police Service Discipline Regulations, 2006 to deal with police officials who contravene the Provision of Standing Order (General) 156 which regulate Media Communication in the South African Police Service including communication in social media.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 922

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 10 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 15-2013)

Date Submitted: 28 May 2013

922. Mr VB Ndlovu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether there are any plans to develop the Taylor's Halt satellite police station into a full-fledged police station; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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REPLY:

Taylor's Halt is already a fully-fledged police station.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 908

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 3 MAY 2013

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 14-2013)

Date reply submitted: 11 June 2013

908. Mr M G P Lekota (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether the draft National Key Points and Strategic Installations Bill, which was released for public comment by Notice 432 of 2007 in the Government Gazette of 18 April 2007, will be reformulated and tabled in Parliament; if not, what measures will he put in place to ensure constitutional compliance of the National Key Points Act, Act 102 of 1980; if so, what are the relevant (a) details and (b) timelines?

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REPLY:

Yes.

The Bill is currently being worked on and will be presented to Parliament as soon as the draft has been finalized.