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Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 3011

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

3011. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether, with regard to the implementation of the Use of Official Language Policy Act, Act 12 of 2012 and since the reply of the Minister of Arts and Culture to question 990 on 6 June 2013, his department implemented the Act; if not, when will the Act be implemented; if so, which languages have been adopted as official languages of his department? NW3655E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No. The Use of Official Languages Act, Act 12 0f 2012 has not yet been implemented in the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. However, posts have been created recently to establish a Language Unit. Once the posts have been filled, the Language Policy will be developed and adopted in compliance with the Act.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2977

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

2977. Ms T Stander (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether he intends to pay bonuses to staff in his department; if so, (a) what criteria has been used to award bonuses, (b) how many staff members will be receiving bonuses, (c) what total amount will be spent on staff bonuses and (d) was this amount budgeted for? NW3621E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes. Depending on (a) meeting of requirements; (b) availability of funds; (c) deserving.

(a) Criteria for Senior Management Service (salary level 13–16): the employee:

- has to submit a duly signed performance agreement;

- has to submit a moderated annual assessment report;

- must, in line with section 13.3 of Chapter 4 of the SMS Handbook, have a rating of outstanding performance (Level 5 rating) or a rating of a performance significantly above expectations (Level 4 rating) to qualify for a performance award; and

- should have been on the same post level from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2014.

Criteria for employees on salary level 1–12: the employee:

- has to submit a duly signed performance agreement;

- has to submit a moderated annual assessment report;

- must, in line with the performance management policy of the Department, section 9.4 of the Employee Performance Management System for employees on levels 1-12, have a rating of 116 or higher to qualify for a performance award; and

- should have been on the same post level from 1 April 2013 till 31 March 2014.

(b) This figure has not been finally determined as yet since the Department is in the process of finalising annual assessments.

(c) In terms of a directive issued by the Department of Public Service and Administration, a department is required to budget 1,5% of its Compensation of Employees budget for the payment of performance bonuses.

(d) Yes.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2826

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

2826. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What is the geographic extent in square kilometres of each province;

(2) what is the geographic extent in square kilometres of each province that was covered by the so-called homelands of (a) KwaZulu, (b) Lebowa, (c) KaNgwane, (d) Bophutatswana, (e) Transkei, (f) QwaQwa, (g) KwaNdebele, (h) Ciskei en (i) Venda? NW3467E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The information supplied herein is based on extents determined from shapefiles generated from the Municipal Demarcation Board database.

(1) The table below lists the extent of each of the nine provinces in square kilometres

Province Name

Extent (Km2)

Eastern Cape

169,310

Free State

130,011

Gauteng

18,182

KwaZulu-Natal

94,451

Limpopo

125,806

Mpumalanga

76,544

North West

105,238

Northern Cape

378,277

Western Cape

131,522

(2) The table below lists the provincial location and the extent of each "homeland" in square kilometres.

"Homeland"

Province

Extent (Km2)

(a) KwaZulu

KwaZulu-Natal

39,384

(b) Lebowa

Limpopo & Mpumalanga

22,497

(c) KaNgwane

Mpumalanga

3,663

(d) Bophuthatswana

North West & Free State

39,916

(e) Transkei

Eastern Cape & KwaZulu-Natal

50,944

(f) QwaQwa

Free State

1,145

(g) KwaNdebele

Mpumalanga

3,373

(h) Ciskei

Eastern Cape

9,480

(i) Venda

Limpopo

6,470

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2810

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

2810. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1664 on 3 November 2014, (a) what is the status of the duplicated claims of the four applicants, (b) when will the matter be finalised and (c) did his department inform the applicants that they had received duplicated claims;

(2) has his department informed each of the 25 applicants that their claims did not comply with the Restitution of Land Rights Act, Act 22 of 1994; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) if letters were sent to them, will copies of the letters be made available;

(3) of the 128 claims which have been finalised, (a) how many received their land back and (b) what (i) are the names of each of the beneficiaries and (ii) compensation did each beneficiary receive respectively;

(4) in relation to each of the three beneficiaries who have received partial payment of their financial compensation, when will they receive full payment;

(5) when will each of the nine active claims be finalised respectively? NW3360E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) A duplicate claim form is a claim form where more than one person claimed the same property. In the majority of cases these individuals are even related and from the same family. In such cases, the one file will be closed upon agreement amongst the claimants and the other claim form will be processed through the restitution process. Therefore the 4 duplicate claim forms have been closed as agreed with the relevant claimants, but three claim forms which the office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner continued with as per agreement with the claimants have been paid in full (finalised) and one claim form has been partly paid.

(b) 2015-2016 financial year.

(c) Yes.

(2) Yes.

(a) Claimants have been informed of the non-compliance of their claims with section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act through letters and officials engaged them to explain the details.

(b) Yes. Copies will be made available on request.

(3) (a) None. The Regional Land Claims Commissioner for the Gauteng Province is still in negotiations with relevant stakeholders regarding land due to the fact that the claimed land for restoration is not restorable as it is currently an industrial site.

(b) (i) Falls away.

(ii) Claimants who opted for financial compensation received a base amount of R50 000.00 increased on a sliding scale depending on the property size.

(4) The remaining claims awaiting finalisation (partially paid) are complex in nature due to the fact that the claimants are untraceable. Available information with regard to their contact numbers or physical addresses is outdated. The Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner is in the process of implementing a communication strategy where external stakeholders with updated information are being approach to assist the Commission to trace recent contact details of such claimants based on their identity numbers. It is anticipated that this communication strategy will yield results in the 2015-2016 financial year and that outstanding payments could be effected.

(5) As indicated above, a similar challenge is experienced with the active outstanding claims for financial compensation, but the Commission is targeting to settle them in the 2015-2016 financial year.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2805

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 28-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER 2014

INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER: 24 NOVEMBER 2014

2805. Mr E M Mthethwa (ANC) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How far is the process of land claims by the Amakhosi or traditional leaders and (b) what steps has his department taken to deal with this challenge? NW3164E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) All claims including claims received from the Amakhosi or traditional leaders, received by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights are dealt with according to the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994) and follow the same restitution processes as stipulated in the Act. The status of the claims received from the Amakhosi (traditional leaders) are all at varying stages of processing, as the claims are not being dealt with as a grouped claim. All claims received by the cut-off date of 31 December 1998 are currently being processed by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, according to their own merits.

(b) Challenges are not the same per claim, and are identified in the process of settlement of each claim, and dealt with accordingly to ensure the claim is satisfactorily processed to completion.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2778

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 NOVEMBER 2014

2778. Ms L V James (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether he received an invitation to the wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia; if so,

(2) whether he attended any of the wedding festivities between 30 April and 3 May 2013; if so,

(3) whether he stayed overnight at the venue; if so, (a) what accommodation did he use, (b) who paid for the said accommodation, (c) what mode of transport did he use to attend the wedding festivities and (d) who paid for the travel costs? NW3430E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) YES

(2) NO

(3) NO

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2712

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 NOVEMBER 2014

2712. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether, with regard to the land claim over erf 542, Overbaakens, Fairview, Port Elizabeth, the financial compensation amount was disputed due to a valuation dispute based on the full property not being included in the original valuation for compensation purposes; if not, what caused the dispute; if so, (a) has the re-valuation of the property value been done based on the entire property, (b) when will a detailed valuation report outlining how the re-valuation was done be provided to the claimants, (c) will the valuation report be made publicly available, (d) when will the claimants be compensated and (e) given the medical problems within the family of the claimants, what steps has he taken to ensure that this claim is resolved timeously? NW3359E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes.

(a) Yes.

(b) It was presented to the claimants in March 2014.

(c) Yes, subject to the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000.

(d) Upon the settlement of the claim.

(e) The claim has been prioritized for settlement in the 2014-2015 financial year.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2635

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 NOVEMBER 2014

2635. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With reference to the 16 incomplete applications for land earmarked for human settlement by his department as well as the Department of Public Works in the 2013-14 financial year, (a) why were the applications not completed according to the necessary requirements and (b) has his department since re-submitted their complete applications for the release of this land; if not, why not? NW3279E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is responsible for the disposal of state land for human settlements upon application by municipalities. In order to properly respond to this matter, the Department requires further details of the 16 applications referred to. Further details can be submitted to the Office of the Director General as follows:

Email: DGOffice@ruraldevelopment,gov.za

Fax: 012 323 6072 / 021 465 6320

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2600

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 27-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 NOVEMBER 2014

2600. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What amount has his department spent on promotional magazines in the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years? NW3238E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) R391 680.00

(b) R0.00

(c) R305 800.00

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2524

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 NOVEMBER 2014

2524. Mr K S Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With regard to cases of disciplinary action currently before the department involving employees of the Ingonyama Trust, (a) how many staff members are currently on paid suspension, (b) what are the (i) names and (ii) positions of the staff members charged, (c) in each case, on which date was each employee suspended and (d) in each case, on what charges have the staff members been suspended;

(2) with reference to the specified disciplinary action in respect of cases which were initiated more than 12 months ago, (a) what are the reasons for delays in finalising disciplinary action and (b) what steps are being taken to address delays in the finalisation of disciplinary action? NW3122E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 1.

(b) (i) Mr N Bhebhe.

(ii) Chief Executive officer.

(c) 31 May 2014.

(d) The employee was suspended pending an enquiry.

(2) No disciplinary action was initiated more than 12 months ago.

(a),(b) Falls away.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2456

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 NOVEMBER 2014

2456. Mr T J Brauteseth (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

How many work days has his department lost to (a) sick leave and (b) strike action in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years? NW3049E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i) 27779.

(ii) 27019.

(iii) 37388.

(b) (i) One day, 7 March 2012 and 51 employees participated in the protest.

(ii) Nil.

(iii) One day, 12 November 2013 and 19 employees participated in the protest.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2423

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 NOVEMBER 2014

2423. Ms Z Jongbloed (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) What was the total remuneration of (i) board members, (ii) nonexecutive directors and (iii) executive directors of each entity reporting to him in the (aa) 2011-12, (bb) 2012-13 and (cc) 2013-14 financial years and (b) how many times did each board meet in the specified financial years? NW3015E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i) Board members' remuneration:

(aa) 2011-2012: R860 806.00

(bb) 2012-2013: R1 556 186.00

(cc) 2013-2014: R2 052 258.00

(ii) Non-executive directors' remuneration:

(aa) 2011-2012: Nil

(bb) 2012-2013: Nil

(cc) 2013-2014: Nil

(iii) Executive directors' remuneration:

(aa) 2011-2012: Nil

(bb) 2012-2013: Nil

(cc) 2013-2014: Nil

(b)

Year

Board Meeting

Exco Meeting

Tenure Rights Meeting

2011-12

6

10

10

2012-13

12

7

9

2013-14

10

12

9

Note: Board members are required to travel to traditional councils to meet with traditional leaders for various matters.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2394

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 NOVEMBER 2014

2394. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What is the total (a) staff complement of the Ingonyama Trust and (b) cost to employ this staff complement;

(2) (a) when is it expected that the formation of a fully fledged trust will be completed and (b) is the formation of the specified trust being (i) managed and/or (ii) co-ordinated through the office of the Premier? NW2986E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 55

(b) Estimated cost 2014/2015 – R16.9 million.

(2) (a) The Ingonyama Trust is fully established in terms of the Ingonyama Trust Act, 1994 (Act No. 3 of 1994).

(b)(i),(ii) No. The Trust owns land and land is a national competence which therefore cannot be managed and/or coordinated through the office of the Premier. The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform is the Executive Authority of the Ingonyama Trust.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2393

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 25-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 7 NOVEMBER 2014

2393. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Does his department currently rent any property; if so, in respect of each rented property, what (a) is the address, (b) is the erf number, (c) is the extent of the property rented in square meters, (d) is the monthly rental, (e) is the full name of the (i) lessor and (ii) owner of the premises, (f) are the names of all persons who negotiated the lease on behalf of his department, (g)(i) is the signature date, (ii) is the commencement date, (iii) is the term and (iv) is the expiry date of the rental agreement and (h) are the full names of all persons who signed the lease on behalf of his department;

(2) in respect of each rental agreement entered into by his department, were the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, complied with; if not, what provisions of the Act were not complied with;

(3) are any investigations being conducted into any such rental agreement; if so, in respect of each investigation (a) what are the terms of reference and (b) when will it be completed;

(4) will he make a copy of all rental agreements available; if not, why not; if so, when? NW2985E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is currently accommodated in rented/leased properties, however these lease agreements are entered into between the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the building owner. DRDLR is currently accommodated in sixty nine (69) rental properties across the nine provinces.

(a),(c),(d),(g)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) The information is available on DRDLR's lease schedule, please refer to Annexure A. see the link: file://server/pmg%20shared/WORD%20DOCUMENTS/Questions/RNW2393A-141202.htm The information is also available from the DPW as the custodian of office accommodation for all National Departments.

(b), (e) (i) (ii), (f),(h) The information is available from DPW as the custodian of office accommodation for all National Departments.

(2) Falls away. DRDLR does not enter into leasing contracts with the building owners. These processes are managed by DPW.

(3)(a),(b) DRDLR is not aware of any such investigations as DPW is the custodian of office accommodation.

(4) No. Copies of rental agreements are available from DPW.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2175

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 23-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31 OCTOBER 2014

2175. Mr M H Redelinghuys (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many times has his department received a request from the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), in line with section 184(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, to provide a report on measures taken by his department towards the realisation of the rights in the Bill of Rights concerning housing, health care, food, water, social security, education and the environment in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years, (b) how many times did his department submit such a report to the SAHRC and (c) was each specified report (i) made readily available to the public or (ii) tabled in Parliament? NW2718E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i),(ii),(iii) The Department is unable to locate any record of requests from the SA Human Rights Commission to provide reports in terms of section 184(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

(b) Falls away.

(c) (i) Falls away.

(ii) Falls away.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2128

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 OCTOBER 2014

2128. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) What were the findings of the Government's review of equity schemes in 2008 and (b) have these findings been implemented; if not, why not; if so, what are the details on any such implementation of the findings;

(2) has any budget been allocated to the implementation of the policy entitled Strengthening Relative Rights of People Working the Land; if not, has the amount of money required to implement this policy been determined; if so, what amount of money has been budgeted for this purpose;

(3) with regard to the implementation of the specified policy, are any mechanisms (a) in place and (b) being developed to ensure that the problems previously experienced with equity schemes are not repeated; if not, why not; if so, what mechanisms (i) have been put in place and (ii) are being developed? NW2599E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) The findings are as follows:

· The total extent of land distributed to beneficiaries through the 89 schemes reviewed is 50 607 hectares from grants of about R682 million, with most grants approved between 2005 and 2008;

· the majority of schemes are in Western Cape (61%) and Eastern Cape (24%) and over R30 million was paid to consultants as planning grants;

· 18% of beneficiaries indicated there has been an improvement in their livelihoods since inception of the schemes; 16% indicated some improvement and 66% indicated no improvement;

· 26% and 2% of the beneficiaries indicated that a poor and very poor relationship existed between them and commercial farmers respectively;

· only 47% of the original beneficiaries are still part of the schemes;

· in most schemes there is no common vision between beneficiaries and commercial partners and there were generally found to be expectation gaps;

· shareholdings of some beneficiaries were reduced without them receiving adequate advice;

· beneficiaries signed contracts that were not vetted by an advisor;

· in some schemes there were segregated housing arrangements between African and Coloured beneficiaries;

· some schemes refused to provide information during the review;

· several consultants who assisted in setting up the scheme were former employees of the DRDLR;

· numerous oversights, shortcomings and problems emerged due to inadequate appraisal of schemes before they were approved;

· there are inadequate systems in place for providing ongoing support and monitoring of schemes after approval;

· many schemes did not comply with own contribution requirements of the LRAD policy; and

· there were schemes that had complex structures where beneficiaries were not able to articulate the shareholding and functioning.

(b) No. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is currently reviewing the FES policy in order to fully implement the findings.

(2) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is continuing engagement with farmer's organisations and form workers 'organisations on this policy proposal. The deadline is end of April, 2015 .

(3) (a),(b) No. The proposed policy on "Strengthening of Relative Rights of People Working the Land" is still under consultation hence there are no mechanisms in terms of the implementation of the proposed policy.

(i) (ii) Falls away.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 2121

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 OCTOBER 2014

2121. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Has any budget been allocated towards the enforcement of the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, Act 62 of 1997; if not, why not; if so, what amount of money has been budgeted for this purpose? NW2591E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes, a budget has been allocated for the Land Rights Management Facility which includes the enforcement of land rights legislation, namely the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, 1997 (Act No 62 of 1997) (ESTA), and the Land Reform: Labour Tenants Act. 1996 (Act No 3 of 1996). The budget of R189 958 837.32 covers the contract period of the Land Rights Management Facility from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015 (3 years).

A budget of R374 000 000 has also been allocated for the acquisition and allocation of land to farm dwellers within the period of 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2016.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2066

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 OCTOBER 2014

2066. Mr T R Majola (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many copies of his department's annual report for the (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14 financial years were produced and (b)(i) at what cost were these reports produced and (ii) to whom were these reports circulated? NW2533E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i) 5000 copies.

(ii) 3000 copies.

(b) (i) 2012-2013: R423 215.88

2013-2014: R647 490.88

(ii) Copies were distributed to and/or made available at exhibitions and events, other government departments, provincial offices of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, legal deposit libraries, Parliament as well as the media and civil society upon request.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 2003

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

2003. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Does his department's land reform programme aim to (a) restructure the agricultural sector and (b) create jobs on a large scale through redistributing land to productive black farmers; if so, (i) how will this aim be achieved, (ii) how many hectares of unutilized arable farmland is currently available for redistribution and (iii) will the government offer this land to anyone;

(2) to whom does his department intend to offer this unutilized arable farmland as part of his department's land reform programme;

(3) has any research been conducted into the feasibility of designating minimum and maximum farm sizes to productive black farmers; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the reasoning behind the intention to designate these farms of minimum and maximum sizes, (b) are the findings of the research and (c) are the further relevant details;

(4) (a) what percentage of each farming sector is made up of land reform beneficiaries and (b) which farming sectors are a land reform focus for the government;

(5) (a) what value chains are currently available for land reform beneficiaries to engage in and (b) is the Government (i) restructuring agricultural value chains and/or (ii) promoting new value chains in an effort to support reform in the agricultural sector? NW2387E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Transform patterns of ownership and control to reflect SA's demographics, in terms of race, class and gender in the sector.

(i) This will be achieved in line with the National Development Plan, Medium Term Strategic Framework and Commodity Value Chains which are key economic drivers and job creation.

(ii) Although the state land audit has been completed, an audit on land use has not been done to determine the extent of unutilized arable farmland farmland.

(iii) Falls away.

(2) Falls away.

(3) No research has been conducted; the Department is in the process of developing policies around the subject matter.

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


(4) (a)

Crops

Fisheries

Forestry

Fruits

Poultry

Red Meat

Vegetables

Wine

24.%

0.08%

0.90%

0.1%

2.%

60.%

13.%

0.%

(b) Farming sectors that are a land reform focus for the government are as follows:

- Red Meat Integrated Value Chain;

- Poultry Integrated Value Chain;

- Fruit and Vegetables;

- Wine;

- Wheat;

- Forestry;

- Fisheries; and

- Biofuels.

(5)(a) Value chains currently engaged by Land Reform beneficiaries are as follows:

- Red Meat Integrated Value Chain;

- Poultry Integrated Value Chain;

- Fruit and Vegetables;

- Wine;

- Wheat;

- Forestry;

- Fisheries; and

- Biofuels.

(b)(i),(ii) Department is supporting the DAFF and farmer organisations in this regard.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1987

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

1987. Ms Z Jongbloed (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) (a) How many farms have been transferred for purposes of land reform in the Thabazimbi Local Municipality, (b) what is the name of each of the farms, (c) what are the names of all of the beneficiaries and (d) what type of farming is taking place on each of the farms;

(2) how many land claims are still not finalised in the Thabazimbi Local Municipality;

(3) what assistance has been given to date to land reform beneficiaries on each of the farms in the Thabazimbi Local Municipality? NW2371E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 37 farms have been transferred.

(b),(c),(d) Please refer to the link below.

http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw1987-141103table1

2. 10. Please refer to the table below.

TABLE 2

No.

Name of Beneficiaries

Status

1

Mabusela S.S

Research approved

2

Konaite M.A

Research approved

3

Bakgatla ba Mosetlha

Research

4

Batlokwa Ba Matlapeng

Research approved

5

Mokagane Family

Research

6

Tlhabadira R.M

Research

7

Moabi SDL

Research

8

Mogale A.M

Court Referral

9

Genis FM

Research

10

Bangwato Ba Sekgwatlhe Community

Further Research

3. Various forms of assistance have been given to some of the beneficiaries. Please refer to table 1 above.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1965

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

1965. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Has Claim 162, pertaining to erven 130 and 134 in Somerset West in the Western Cape, been finalised; if not, (a) what is the current status of the claim, (b) what does he intend to do to resolve the claim that dates back to 1996 and (c) by what date does he intend to have this claim finalised; if so, has (i) the claimant been compensated and/or (ii) has the land which was claimed been restituted? NW2348E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No.

(a) The claim is at the negotiation stage.

(b) The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform will engage the Minister of Public Works to fast-track the release of land.

(c) By the end of the current financial year, 2014/15. (31 March 2015).

(i) No. The claimant opted for land restoration.

(ii) No. Originally dispossessed land is not feasible to restore.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1950

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

1950. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Does his department have a centralised database for land owned by (a) all spheres of government and (b) their entities; if not, (i) why not and (ii) when will the department have the specified centralised database; if so, has it been made available;

(2) what was the date of the last land audit conducted by the department;

(3) does his department plan to have an audited land book? NW2333E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b) Yes. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has a database of land registered in the name of the State. The database is made available to Government organisations on request. For enquiries, Mr Sibusiso Dlamini can be contacted at 012 326 8050, 082 577 5718 or SDJDlamini@cadastre.gov.za

(i),(ii) Falls away.

(3) The audit was finalised in May 2013 using data extracted in March 2010 from the land ownership register.

(4) The Department produced a land audit booklet showing the results of the audit. The booklet was tabled in Parliament and can be downloaded from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's website. www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 1901

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

1901. Ms A Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether any illegal farm evictions were registered in the (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013 calendar years; if so, (i) how many in each year and (ii) in which municipal areas respectively;

(2) whether any of these evictions took place on state land; if so, (a) how many, (b) in which municipal areas did each eviction occur and (c) what were the reasons for each eviction;

(3) what plans does the department have in place to assist workers who were illegally evicted? NW2283E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes. Recorded numbers are as follows:

(i) (a) 2011: 11

(b) 2012: 09

(c) 2013: 39

(ii) Please refer to the table below.

No.

Municipality

Province

1.

Newcastle Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

2.

Dihlabeng Local Municapality

Free State

3.

Emadlangeni Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

4.

Breede Valley Local Municipality

Western Cape

5.

Matlosane Local Municiplaity

North west

6.

uMngeni Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

7.

Emnambithi Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

8.

Naledi Local Municipality

North West

9.

Mkhondo Local Municipality

Mpumalanga

10.

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Gauteng

11.

Mogale City Local Municipality

Gauteng

12.

Lekwa Local Municipality

Mpumalanga

13.

Okhahlamba Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

14.

Pixley ka Seme Local Municipality

Northern Cape

15.

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

Western Cape

16.

Drakenstein Local Municipality

Western Cape

17.

Lengeberg Local Municipality

Western Cape

18.

George Local Municipality

Western Cape

19.

Swartland Local Municipality

Western Cape

20.

Maluti a Phofong Local Municipality

Free State

21.

Great Kei Local Municipality

Eastern Cape

22.

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and

Mpumalanga

23.

Abaqulusi Local Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal

(2) No.

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

(3) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform through an open tender process (Bid No RDLR 0038 (2012/2013)) appointed Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc (CTH) to manage the Land Rights Management Facility (LRMF) established to provide legal and mediation services to labour tenants, farm dwellers and other land reform beneficiaries throughout the country for 3 years (January 2013–December 2015).

The LRMF was initially established by DRDLR in 2008, motivated by the need to remedy evictions, threats of evictions and human rights abuses in rural areas. The establishment, management and co-ordination of the LRMF represented an innovative and concrete strategy by the Department to improve access to justice in rural areas. The key rationale of the Department was to provide dedicated state-funded panels of specialist land rights lawyers and mediators in order to provide legal and mediation services to poor, marginalised and indigent people in rural farming areas, to support land tenure reform and to contribute to stabilising and improving social relations in rural farming communities.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1882

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 19-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 OCTOBER 2014

1882. Mr M L W Filtane (UDM) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With reference to the Baziya community land claim in 1998, when will this community receive a final response in order to resolve this matter;

(2) with reference to the land claim dispute by the Matodlana family in Hankey in the Eastern Cape that was registered with his office and whose delay has devastating consequences to the family and immediate community, what steps does his department intend to take towards resolving this matter so that the current occupant of the said land is evicted and the Matodlana family is given occupation thereof? NW2264E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The Baziya community land claim is prioritized for settlement in the 2015/16 financial year. The claim is currently at the verification stage; this entails a determination of beneficiaries of the land claim, i.e. households that were dispossessed of a right in land as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices.

(2) With regards to the Matodlana family; The Commission together with the Kouga Municipality are cooperating in negotiations with current owners of claimed land to facilitate the release of land to claimants who have opted for restoration of land. Negotiations are also in progress with Kouga Municipality to identify appropriately zoned land that will be considered for restoration to claimants who have opted for alternative land.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 1873

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 18-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

1871. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many title deeds have been issued in each province since 27 April 1994, (b) how many outstanding title deeds still need to be issued in each province, (c) how many Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) project title deeds have been issued in each municipality in each province and (d) how many outstanding title deeds are there on RDP projects in each municipality in each province? NW2248E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform implements among other things, Government's Land Reform Programme which is made up of four elements: Land Restitution, Land Redistribution, Land Tenure Reform and Land Development.

Although the question is general; in terms of Restitution, Redistribution and Tenure Reform programmes number of title deeds issued through the Registrar of Deeds is as follows:

Restitution

Redistribution and Tenure Reform

(a)

291

5015

(b)

958

None

(c)(d)

The Minister of Human Settlements is best placed to provide this information.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1664

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 17-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 SEPTEMBER 2014

1664. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With regard to land reform in the Racecourse area in Kliptown, Soweto, how many (a) individuals have submitted land claims, (b) of these claims have been finalised, (c) claimants have received (i) financial compensation and (ii) allocations of land back and (d) claims are currently outstanding? NW2025E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) 140.

(b) 128 claims have been finalised: 99 through financial compensation, 4 were duplicate claim forms and 25 did not comply with the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994).

(c) (i) 99 paid in full as financial compensation and 3 have received partial payment.

(ii) 0.

(d) 9 active claims are currently outstanding.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1630
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER IN0 17-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 SEPTEMBER 2014
1630. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:


(a) Which posts in his department are vacant in the (i) highly skilled, (ii) highly skilled supervision and (iii) senior and top management levels and (b) in each case, what has been the duration of the vacancy? NW1991E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i) and (b) Please refer to Annexure A.
(b) (ii) and (b) Please refer to Annexure B.
(a) (iii) and (b) Please refer to Annexure C.

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1507

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1507. Mr T R Majola (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entities reporting to him sponsored political party (i) advertisements, (ii) events and/or (iii) paraphernalia in the (aa) 2011-12, (bb) 2012-13 and (cc) 2013-14 financial years; if so, (aaa) for which political party and (bbb) what was the monetary value of the sponsorship in each case? NW1876E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a),(b)(i),(ii),(iii)(aa),(bb),(cc) No.

(aaa),(bbb) Falls away.

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION NO 1480

Ms T Ggada (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What is the quantum of funds spent by her department on all advertising for each financial year between 01 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

REPLY

It is not possible to respond thoroughly to this question because it is not clear. Honourable Member should clarify what she means by "quantum of funds spent". It should also be clarified what is meant by advertising because advertising is very broad and can include anything from placement for advertising for tenders, government gazettes, to vacant positions, etc

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1477

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1477. Mr S Mokgalapa (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

What is the quantum of funds spent by his department on all advertising for each financial year between 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available? NW1843E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

The total expenditure on all advertising from financial year 1 April 2010 up to 12 September 2014 amounted to R188, 4 million. Please refer to the table below.

ITEM ADVERTING

Fin Year 2010/2011

Fin Year 2011/2012

Fin Year 2012/2013

Fin Year 2013/2014

Fin Year 2014/2015

Total

ADVERT:MARKETING

35,201,420

30,655,627

26,057,486

33,241,770

12,018,824

137,175,127

ADVERT:PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

5,341,430

4,695,221

4,639,177

6,617,274

953,854

22,246,957

ADVERT:RECRUITMENT

4,432,849

3,335,669

6,616,804

6,033,700

961,501

21,380,522

ADVERT:TENDERS

1,157,918

1,853,512

1,903,483

2,012,106

702,066

7,629,085

ADVERT:AUCTIONS

-

-

-

14,468

-

14,468

Grand Total

46,133,617

40,540,029

39,216,949

47,919,319

14,636,245

188,446,159

Reply received: November 2014

QUESTION 1445

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [NO 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1445. Ms S V Kalyan (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) Which travel agents has his department used during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what is the quantum of funds spent with each of the specified travel agents in the specified period? NWl810E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Gemini Moon Trading 7 (Pty) Ltd t/a XL Nexus Travel.
(b) R 104 91 3 206.42. Please refer to Annexure A.

Find here attached: Memorandum

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1369

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1369. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) With regard to the reopening of land claims, does his department have a sufficient budget and resources available for managing an estimated 379 000 claims;

(2) Has an amount been allocated for the reopening of land claims; if not, why does his department have a business plan that does not align with the budget; if so, what is the amount;

(3) Was a regulatory impact assessment conducted by his department prior to the implementation of the reopening of land claims; if not, why not; if so, what results were obtained? NW1733E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No.

(2) No.

(3) Yes. The Regulatory Impact Assessment assessed the feasibility of the reopening of lodgement of land claims. It estimated that 397 000 new claims are likely to be lodged with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights and the estimated cost to settle the claims ranges between R129 billion and R179 billion.

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1366

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1366. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many outstanding land claims from 2008 are still (a) outstanding and (b) awaiting adjudication;

(2) What mechanism is in place to speed up and assist the process to deal with outstanding claims that need adjudication? NW1730E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 8471 as at 31 March 2014.

(b) 8471 as at 31 March 2014.

(2) The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) has prioritised the research of land claims, and has partnered with research institutions to improve the speed of research and develop capacity to research claims within CRLR. The claims that meet the requirements are processed in line with the Act.

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1365

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1365. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) When last was the land administrated by the Ingonyama Trust Board evaluated and (b) why has the Board failed to conduct annual evaluations? NW1729E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) The Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) has never undertaken a valuation of its land.

(b) The ITB has never undertaken a valuation of its land for the following cogent reasons:

- having done a cost exercise in consultation with valuers, the Board found that the cost of valuing the land would run into millions. ITB has a fiduciary duty not to spend money which brings no tangible benefit to the communities living on its land;

- the Auditor-General has made the Board aware that in relation to state land, National Treasury has granted an exemption with regard to the valuation of land in the care of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the mother department of the Board and the Trust. The Board continues to pursue this aspect and will resubmit its case to National Treasury, the Constitutional Court having confirmed that ITB Trust land is indeed state land; and

- finally, with wall to wall municipalities, which did not exist in its current form when the Trust was created, municipal valuation of land is becoming increasingly available. A separate valuation exercise would therefore be an unnecessary and costly duplication between different organs of state.

Reply received: December 2014

QUESTION 1328

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 16-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12 SEPTEMBER 2014

1328. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, since the determination of landownership figures in his department's land audit that was published in 2013, any land has been transferred to beneficiaries in terms of the Government's programme of (a) restitution and (b) redistribution; if so, (i) how much land was transferred to beneficiaries of (aa) restitution en (bb) redistribution programmes during this period, and (ii) after these transfers, and at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of land in possession of (aa) the Government en (bb) private individuals (aaa) nationally and (bbb) in each province;

(2) whether any amounts have been paid out to beneficiaries in terms of restitution programmes since the determination of landownership figures in his department's land audit which was published in 2013, rather than land having been transferred to beneficiaries; if so, (a) what is the total amount, (b) what is the total amount paid out in each province, (c) what is the total amount of land that would have been transferred if financial compensation had not been accepted and (d) whether this figure has been included in the latest figures on land ownership? NW1522E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b) Yes.

(i) (aa) Restitution: 121 627.6610 hectares. Please refer to the table below.

Restitution Hectares Transferred: 01 April 2013 To 31 July 2014

Province

Transferred to Beneficiaries

Transferred to the State

Total hectares transferred

Eastern Cape

1575.4769

0

1575.4769

Free State

2820.4416

1071.0105

3891.4521

Gauteng

870.148

0

870.148

KwaZulu-Natal

54329.5745

10605.9071

64935.4816

Limpopo

19007.3963

1189.3714

20196.7677

Mpumalanga

32801.2344

0

32801.2344

North West

10137.7378

0

10137.7378

Northern Cape

85.6515

0

85.6515

Western Cape

0

2.6058

2.6058

TOTAL

121 627.6610

12 868.8948

134496.5558

(i) (bb) Redistribution: 73.3162 hectares

Hectares transferred in terms of Redistribution

Province

Transferred to beneficiaries April 2013-March 2014

Transferred to the State April 2013-March 2014

HAs transferred to Beneficiaries from 1994-March 2013

Eastern Cape

0

27 771

289 931

Free State

0

15 385

200 739

Gauteng

0

4 424

14 566

KwaZulu-Natal

0

21 938

396 361

Limpopo

0

1 971

76 052

Mpumalanga

73.3162

21 141

233 016

North West

0

20 896

196 147

Northern Cape

0

39 397

900 814

Western Cape

0

590

483 889

Total

73.3162

153 512

2 791 515

(ii)(aa),(bb),(aaa),(bbb) There has not been another land audit subsequent to the audit concluded in 2013. In order to provide the requested information, the Department will be required to perform a similar exercise to the one concluded in 2013 by analysing the land ownership from the deeds database as there could be land disposed or acquired by other State entities after the data extraction pertaining to the 2013 audit.

(2) Yes.

(a) R515 825 044.57.

Financial Compensation Per Province: 01 April 2013 To 31 July 2014

Province

(b) Financial Compensation Amount

(c) Financial Compensation: Hectares Not Restored

Eastern Cape

230 779 058.71

58194.3441

Free State

32 307 606.73

5624.9083

Gauteng

10 778 000.00

1713.064

KwaZulu-Natal

41 045 052.05

2619.1081

Limpopo

37 714 671.52

18099.1037

Mpumalanga

45 519 376.60

958.8191

North West

3 199 358.21

297.2344

Northern Cape

40 688 845.44

16635.4319

Western Cape

73 793 075.31

18089.7258

TOTAL

R 515 825 044.57

122 231.7394

(d) No.

Reply received: October 2014

QUESTION 1284

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 14-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05 SEPTEMBER 2014

1284. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many beneficiaries benefited in the Malamala settlement, (b) how many received their property back, (c) how many received financial compensation and (d) was there counseling (i) before and (ii) after the final settlement? NW1576E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Approximately 5760 beneficiaries from 960 households.

(b) The land is owned communally and is registered in the name of N'wandlamhrhi Communal Property Association (CPA) which consists of 960 Households as members.

(c) None.

(d) (i) Yes.

(ii) Yes. The settlement is implemented in accordance with the Rural Economy Transformation Model of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 1181

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 12-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29 AUGUST 2014

1181. Mr S J Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) he and (b) the Deputy Ministers has each employed a ministerial special advisor; if so,

(2) (a) what is the name of the special advisor, (b) when was the advisor appointed, (c) what are the duties of the advisor, (d) at what post level was the appointment made, (e) what is the salary level of the advisor, (f) what is the duration of the employment contract entered into with the advisor and (g) why was it necessary to appoint the advisor? NW1419E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) Yes.

(b) No.

(2) (a) Ms C Bartlett.

(b) Ms Bartlett was initially appointed on 16 August 2013. She was then reappointed on 26 May 2014.

(c) To advise the Minister on the exercise and/or performance of his powers and duties.

(d) Compensation level II.

(e) Salary Level 14.

(f) Ms Bartlett was re-appointed on 26 May 2014 for a period not exceeding the term of office of the Minister.

(g) Refer to (c) above.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 1006

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 10-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 AUGUST 2014

1006. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

Is the residence on the Havelock Holme farm in the Bedford district of the Eastern Cape safeguarded from (a) vandalism and (b) general deterioration; if not, why not; if so, what is the (i) name of the security company, (ii) cost of security services and (iii) number of security guards employed to secure the residence? NW1159E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a),(b) Yes. A security company was appointed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform before the farm allocation was done to guard against vandalism and deterioration.

(i) Ilanga Security Company.

(ii) R1 082 080 52.

(iii) 33 security guards were employed in terms of this contract.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 1005

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 10-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 AUGUST 2014

1005. Mr TCR Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether, with regard to the Havelock Holme farm in the Bedford district of the Eastern Cape, his department allocated the farm to any beneficiaries; if not, why not; if so, (a) what (i) are the relevant details of the said beneficiaries and (ii) is the extent of land allocated to each beneficiary and (b) has the subdivisions for each allocation been effected;

(2) has the Eskom account that provides electricity to the farm been reactivated; if not, why not; if so, (a) what name is the account holder on and (b) is the account currently operational;

(3) are there any measures in place to ensure the sustainable productivity of the farm; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) what are the relevant stock count details of the farm, concerning all the beneficiaries;

(5) whether his department provided any funds for the recapitalisation of the farm; if not, why not; if so, (a) how much was allocated and (b) what amount has been used since the allocation of the funds? NW1158E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes.

(a) (i) Mr M Nakani, Ntemi family and Mr N Ndlela.

(ii) 632.4879 hectares per beneficiary.

(b) No. The process of subdivision is still underway.

(2) Yes.

(a) Wortel Drift Co-operative.

(b) Yes. The account is active but service has been suspended due to the Co-operative owing for the usage.

(3) Yes.The application for Recapitalisation and Development funds is being processed.

(4) Mr Nakani has 84 cattle, Ntemifamily has 45 cattle and Mr Ndlela has 132 cattle.

(5) No. The preparation of business plans for funding support with a strategic partner in terms of the Recapitalisation and Development Programme is currently underway.

(a),(b) Falls away.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 984

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 10-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 AUGUST 2014

984. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What were the key findings of the review of Farm Equity Schemes announced by his department in 2010;

(2) was the specified review tabled in Parliament; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will it be tabled; if so, when was it tabled? NW1137E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) The key findings of the review undertaken by Zalo Capital are as follows:

- total size of the land distributed to beneficiaries through the 89 schemes reviewed is 50 607 hectares from grants of about R682 million and with most of the grants approved between 2005 and 2008;

- majority of the schemes are in Western Cape(61%) and Eastern Cape(24%) and over R30 million was paid to consultants as planning grants;

- 18% of beneficiaries indicated that there has been an improvement in their livelihood since inception of the schemes, 16% indicated some improvement and 66% indicated no improvement;

- 26% and 2% of the beneficiaries indicated that poor and very poor relationships existed between them and commercial farmers respectively;

- only 47% of the original beneficiaries are still part of the schemes;

- in most schemes there is no common vision between beneficiaries and commercial partners and there were generally found to be expectation gaps;

- shareholdings of some beneficiaries were reduced without them receiving adequate advice;

- beneficiaries signed contracts that were not vetted by an advisor;

- In some schemes there were segregated housing arrangements between African and Coloured beneficiaries;

- some schemes refused to provide information during the review;

- several consultants who assisted in setting up the scheme were former employees of the DRDLR;

- numerous oversights, shortcomings and problems emerged due to inadequate appraisal of schemes before they were approved;

- inadequate systems in place for providing ongoing support and monitoring of schemes after approval;

- many schemes did not comply with own contribution requirements of the LRAD policy; and

- some schemes that had complex structures where beneficiaries were not able to articulate the shareholding and functioning.

ZALO have made recommendations to DRDLR for the ongoing management of existing farm equity schemes as well as the management of new farm equity schemes. Recommendations are based on findings from the reviews, inputs from Farms Equity Schemes (FES) beneficiaries and commercial partners during reviews, inputs from stakeholders during National Working Group meetings, inputs from DRDLR officials, best practice and literature reviews, and the National Development Plan Vision 2030 which has been embraced by the Government of the day.

The National Development Plan proposes a land reform model based on the principles of ensuring sustainable production on transferred land by making sure that human capabilities precede land transfer through incubators, learnerships, apprenticeships, mentoring and accelerated training in agricultural sciences. The Plan also supports the creation of non-agriculture value chain opportunities to develop local economies. The draft policy document proposes the establishment of a Governance and Support Unit within DRDLR responsible for worker shareholder training, FES Post Settlement Support Services, Trust Management and Governance services and an FES Mentor database and market links. This database would consist of local accountants, lawyers, agricultural economists, etc. and create non-agricultural opportunities as envisaged in the National Development Plan.

The key recommendations are as follows:

- centralisation of the function of approval of new farm equity schemes;

- ascertainment by the DRDLR of the number of existing farm equity schemes and review of the reasons for selling, discontinuation and liquidation of schemes;

- establishment of a Governance and Support Unit (GSU) within the DRDLR for the on-going monitoring and provision of support to farm equity schemes;

- establishment of a Management Oversight Committee (MOC) responsible for managing the effectiveness of the Governance and Support Unit;

- improved co-ordination between the Department of Water and Sanitation, the DRDLR, the Department of Human Settlements and local government for the provision of housing to beneficiaries;

- putting into place a system of performance measurement of staff of DRDLR which is linked to support and monitoring of farm equity schemes; and

- putting into place a standard process for assessment of all new farm equity scheme applications, as well as a system of monitoring and evaluation of farm equity schemes.

(2) No.

(a),(b) Due to the review being an internal departmental process aiming to align and improve on policy implementation, the document was not tabled in Parliament.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 938

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 10-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22 AUGUST 2014

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

(1) Whether the Land Claims Commission follows a policy in support of the fact that all land claims are valid; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) what measures have been implemented to test the validity of the land claims;

(2) whether any land claims have been rejected; if so, (a) how many, (b) for what reason(s) and (c) what measures have been implemented to ensure that the claims are not resubmitted in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, Act 15 of 2014? NW1036E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Yes.

(a) Section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994) outlines the basis for a land claim to qualify for restitution. Rules 3 and 5 of the Rules of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1996 outline the procedure to be followed, information and documents required during claim lodgement and for detailed claim investigation.

(b) The Rule 5 Report also known as the research report contains all the information and supporting (documentary) material that indicates whether, based on the strength of information supplied during lodgement and research, a land claim is valid or not. All research reports are approved by the Land Claims Commissioner as provided in section 11 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994.

(2) Yes.

(a) 3 207.

(b) The land claims do not comply with section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994.

(c) The lodgement system checks for duplicate identity numbers of claimants who have already lodged their claims. Verification of a claim and supporting documentation are done in compliance with Rule 3 of the Commission. During this stage as well as during the Rule 5 research stage, duplicate and/or fraudulent claims are identified. The Act also makes provision for two new offences one of which is the lodgement of a claim with the intention of defrauding the state.

Reply received: August 2014

QUESTION 907

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 07-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 AUGUST 2014

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

(a) What steps has his department taken to establish a communal property association for the farm Rietkloof 166 JS and (b) when does his department intend to (i) commence with development programmes and (ii) hand over title deeds of the specified communal land? NW998E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) A communal property association has not yet been established due to a dispute within the Bakgaga Ba Kopa community, who are the intended beneficiaries. The Department is presently engaged in a dispute resolution process in an effort to resolve the impasse.

(b) (i) On 8 March 2014 the Department launched the implementation of the Animal and Veld Management Programme (AVMP) for the farm Rietkloof which aims to ease spatial congestion and address environmental degradation due to overgrazing.

(ii) Once the communal property association has been established and the transfer of land has been registered, title deeds will be handed over.

Reply received: September 2014

QUESTION 868

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 7-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1 AUGUST 2014

868. Mr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many empowerment farms in (i) the North West, (ii) Mpumalanga, (iii) the Northern Cape, (iv) the Eastern Cape and (v) KwaZulu-Natal have been funded through the stakeholder schemes for the past 10 years and (b) in respect of each specified province, (i) at what cost, (ii) how many persons have been empowered through these schemes, (iii) how many schemes have been liquidated, (iv) what compensation was received by stakeholders and (v) where are these persons currently located? NW957E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) (i) 0

(ii) 7

(iii) 4

(iv) 4

(v) 1

(b) (i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(v) Please refer to Annexure A see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw868-140902annexureatonaques

Reply received: August 2014

QUESTION 804

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 JULY 2014

804. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether (a) he, (b) the Deputy Ministers, (c) the Director-General or (d) any of his staff (i) attended, (ii) accepted an invitation and/or (iii) received tickets to the 2014 Soccer World Cup in their official capacity; if so, what are the relevant details including the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) positions of those who attended and (bb) breakdown of the amounts spent by his department on (aaa) travel, (bbb) accommodation, (ccc) entertainment and (ddd) any further specified expenses;

(2) (a) what is the breakdown of the amount spent by his department on any persons accompanying (i) him, (ii) the Deputy Minister, (iii) the Director-General or (iv) any of his staff to attend the 2014 Soccer World Cup including (aa) travel, (bb) accommodation, (cc) entertainment and (dd) any further costs and (b) in each case, what is the (i) relationship and (ii) reason for accompanying the relevant person? NW891E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b),(c),(d)(i),(ii),(iii) No.

(aa),(aaa),(bbb),(bb),(aaa),(bbb),(ccc),(ddd) Falls away.

(2) (a)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv)(aa),(bb),(cc),(dd),(b)(i),(ii) Falls away.

Reply received: August 2014

QUESTION 755

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 JULY 2014

755. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(a) How many (i) judgments and (ii) court orders were made against his department in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12, (cc) 2012-13 and (dd) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) how many of these (aa) were implemented and (bb) await implementation by his department and (ii) what was the nature of the (aa) judgment and/or (bb) court order? NW842E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM REPLY:

(a) (i),(ii) (aa) 6

(bb) 1

(cc) 7

(dd) 7

(b) (i) (aa) 20

(bb) 1

(ii) (aa),(bb) Services rendered and declaratory orders.

QUESTION 615

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 05-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18 JULY 2014

615. Mr T W Mhlongo (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many (a) international and (b) domestic hotel bookings were made by (i) him, (ii) his predecessors and (iii) departmental officials attending (aa) workshops, (bb) seminars, (cc) oversight visits or (dd) any other relevant meetings of the relevant portfolio committee from 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each specified booking, what was the (a) date, (b) name of the hotel, (c) number of delegates, (d) cost of the hotel booking for each delegate and (e) the nature of the relevant portfolio business dealt with?

W698E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a)(i) 1 (refer to Annexure A) see the link: www.pmg.org.za/files/rnw615a.pdf

(ii) Not applicable

(iii)(aa) 2039 (refer to Annexure B) see the link: www.pmg.org.za/files/rnw615b.pdf

(bb) None

(cc) None

(dd) 87 (refer to Annexure C) see the link: www.pmg.org.za/files/rnw615c.pdf

(b)(i) 19 (refer to Annexure D) see the link: www.pmg.org.za/files/rnw615d.pdf

(ii) Not applicable

(2)(a)(i) International bookings

(a) Date

(b) Name of the hotel

(c) Number of delegates

(d) Cost of the hotel booking per delegate

(e) The nature of the relevant portfolio business dealt with

Departure: 12/03/2014

Return: 15/03/2014

Hyatt Regency, Warsaw Poland

01

R11 520.00

Deputy President's Delegation to Poland

(2)(b)(i) Domestic bookings

(a) Travel Date and

Return Date

(b) Name of the hotel

(c) Number of delegates

(d) Cost of the hotel booking per delegate

1

14/04/2013

16/04/2013

Protea Hotel Kimberley

1

R 3,098.20

2

16/06/2013

16/06/2013

Protea Hotel Hilton

1

R 1,419.80

3

05/07/2013

06/07/2013

Protea Hotel Hilton

1

R 1,229.50

4

14/08/2013

17/08/2013

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

1

R 2,496.65

5

14/09/2013

15/09/2013

Siqalo Court B&B

1

R 1,500.00

6

13/09/2013

14/09/2013

Protea Hotel Hilton

1

R 2,462.60

7

14/09/2013

15/09/2013

Palm Dune Lodge

1

R 1,700.00

8

23/11/2013

24/11/2013

Road Lodge Potchefstroom

1

R 575.05

9

10/12/2013

11/12/2013

Southern Sun Hemmingways Hotel

1

R 4,882.90

10

06/01/2014

11/01/2014

Protea Hotel Nelspruit

1

R 11,372.00

11

14/12/2013

15/12/2013

Premier Hotel Elicc East London

2

R 4,770.00

12

22/03/2014

23/03/2014

Mount Currie

1

R 3,700.00

13

04/10/2013

05/10/2013

House Pinnaquin Guest House

1

R 885.00

14

25/03/2014

26/03/2014

Southern Sun Bloemfontein

1

R 4,168.20

15

28/04/2014

30/04/2014

Southern Sun Hemmingways Hotel

1

R 3,679.78

16

05/04/2014

06/04/2014

Peermont Mondazur San Lameer

1

R 1,317.00

17

15/06/2014

16/06/2014

Edgerton House

1

R 760.00

18

22/02/2014

23/02/2014

Protea Hotel Ranch

1

R 3,080.50

TOTAL

R 53,697.18

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 448

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 03-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 4 JULY 2014

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

(1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 563 on 6 May 2013, this investigation has now been finalised; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the total amount and (b) are the respective amounts involved in each of the 32 investigations into (i) fraud and (ii) corruption as disclosed in the Auditor-General's report of 2012;

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

(3) whether any of the funds lost in these 32 cases of (a) fraud and (b) corruption were recovered; if not, why not, in each case; if so, how much money in each case;

(4) whether he has taken steps to prevent a repetition of such irregularities; if not, why not; if so, what steps? NW531E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Of the 32 matters, 13 were finalised, 13 were referred to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and 6 detailed and lengthy investigations are in reporting phase. SIU is currently preparing reports to the President on the 13 matters referred to them.

(a) R913 439.20 for the 13 matters finalised by the Department. The amount involved in the remaining 19 cases has not yet been quantified.

(b) (i) For the 13 matters finalised by the Department, none involved fraud. The amount involved in the remaining 19 cases which may relate to fraud, has not yet been quantified.

(ii) For the 13 matters finalised by the Department, one case of corruption amounting to R913 439.20. The amount involved in the remaining 19 cases which may relate to corruption, has not yet been quantified.

(2) (a) (i),(ii),(iii) None in respect of the 13 cases finalised by the Department. The remaining 19 cases have not yet been finalised.

(b) (i) None. The official resigned before disciplinary action could be taken and the case was referred to the receiving department, Department of Health: Mpumalanga.

(ii) None.

(iii) One criminal case in process in respect of the 13 cases finalised by the Department. The remaining 19 cases have not yet been finalised. For the remaining 19 cases information is not yet available because the cases are not finalised yet.

(3) (a),(b) No funds have been recovered to date. The Asset Forfeiture Unit is in the process of assisting with recovery of the R913 439.20.

(4) Yes. Steps taken to prevent a repeat of such irregularities include more stringent financial controls to ensure that there is segregation of duties in financial services and supply chain management processes, and the suspension of officials pending investigations.

Reply received: March 2014

QUESTION 344

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 March 2014

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

What will happen to land claimants whose (a) valid claims that were lodged before 31 December 1998 were lost by his department and (b) claims were confirmed as authentic by his department, but were unsuccessful with no reasons provided? NW397E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Where proof of lodgement of the claim exists (e.g. a letter acknowledging receipt of the claim), such claims are processed. Where no proof exists, the claimants shall be entitled to lodge new claims when the lodgement of claims is reopened.

(b) Claims that are validated by the Commission may be reviewed by a court particularly where the current owner of the claim objects to the claim. Where a claim that was accepted by the Commission is unsuccessful, claimants are provided with reasons.

Reply received: April 2014

QUESTION 338

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 06-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 March 2014

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

(1) (a) How many outstanding land claims arising from the 1998 deadline remain unsettled in each municipality and (b) in each case, (i) which properties are affected, (ii) who are the claimants and (iii) what is the current status of each claim;

(2) of the land claims arising from the 1998 deadline, (a) how many were found to be invalid, (b) what were the grounds for their invalidity in each case and (c) of these, how many have been de-gazetted? NW391E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 8 733

(b)(i) Information on affected properties that have been researched shall be provided no later than 31 April 2014 as it is contained on claim files and not on the database for claims. The said information is not available where research of the claim is not finalised, and the claim is accepted and gazetted.

(b)(ii),(iii) Please refer to Annexure A: http://db3sqepoi5n3s.cloudfront.net/files/rnw338a.pdf

(2) (a) 3 207

(b) The land claims do not comply with section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994).

(c) Claims that do not comply with section 2 of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1994 (Act No 22 of 1994) are not gazetted.

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 337

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2014

337. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the details of all flowers purchased by his department for each year between 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) what are the details of (a)(i) the address and (ii) the name of the office where the specified flowers were displayed, (b) for whose benefit were the flowers purchased and (c) what was the purchase value of the flowers for each office where it was displayed;

(3) in respect of flowers purchased for individuals, (a) what is the (i) name and (ii) relationship of the person to (aa) him and (bb) the Ministry and (b) what is the cost of each purchase;

(4) what are the details of any (a) contractual arrangements and (b) plans to purchase flowers in the future? NW418E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) Please refer to Annexure A see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw337annexureatona

(2) (a)(i),(ii) Please refer to Annexure B see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw337annexurebtona

(b),(c) Please refer to Annexure C see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw337annexurectona-0

(3) (a)(i),(ii)(aa),(bb),(b) Please refer to Annexure D see the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw337annexuredtona

(4) (a),(b) The Department does not have contractual arrangements for the purchase of flowers and has no plans for any such arrangement in the future. Control measures are presently in place and there is continuous monitoring of expenditure of this nature.

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 304

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2014

304. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the details of office furniture ordered and or purchased for the use of him and/or his staff since 1 May 2014;

(2) in respect of each piece of furniture, (a) what is the description, (b) what is the breakdown of the costs, (c) where will each piece of furniture be used and (d) who will use each piece of furniture;

(3) what are the details of furniture disposed of;

(4) in respect of each piece of furniture disposed of, (a) what is the description, (b) original purchase costs and (c) on what date was it purchased;

(5) (a) how was this furniture disposed of, (b) what disposal method was used, (c) what is the name and contact details of person/s to whom it was disposed and (d) at what price was it disposed of? NW384E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) None.

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

(3) Falls away.

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

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

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 270

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 02-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27 JUNE 2014

270. Mr T C R Walters (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the details of motor vehicles ordered and/or purchased for his use since May 2014;

(2) (a) what is the (i) make, (ii) model, (iii) total cost and (iv) breakdown of the cost of each motor vehicle and (b) where will each motor vehicle normally be stationed? NW349E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) None.

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

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 179

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 JUNE 2014

179. Mr J H Steenhuisen (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the details of all the costs of the maintenance of the pot plants in his (a) departmental offices and (b) official residence (i) in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12, (dd) 2012-13 and (ee) 2013-14 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2014;

(2) in respect of the pot plant maintenance, (a) what is the (i) address and (ii) name of the office where they were/are displayed, (b) for whose benefit are these pot plants, (c) what was/is the value of maintenance for each office and (d) what are the details of any contracts and/or plans for the maintenance of these pot plants in the future? NW228E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b)(i),(aa),(bb),(cc),(ee),(ii) The issues raised by the Honourable Member in this question are the responsibility of the Department of Public Works and not of Rural Development and Land Reform. The question should therefore be redirected accordingly.

(2) (a),(i),(ii),(b),(c),(d) Falls away.

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 145

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 JUNE 2014

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

(1) What are the details of all expenditure that was found to have been (a) irregular and (b) wasteful in his department for each year from 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each such finding of (a) irregular and (b) wasteful expenditure, (i) what (aa) is the description thereof, (bb) is the value thereof and (cc) action has been taken against the persons accountable for such expenditure and (ii) how much thereof (aa) has been recovered and (bb) from whom? NW158E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a)(b) Please refer to the table below.

(1)(a),(b) Details of all expenditure that were found to have been irregular, fruitless and wasteful from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2014

Financial Year

Entity

Irregular Expenditure

Reference to Population

Fruitless and Wasteful

Reference to Population

R'000

R'000

R'000

R'000

2009/2010

DRDLR

R4 177

Annexure B

R2 728

Annexure A

DEEDS

-

-

-

-

ALHA

-

-

-

-

2010/2011

DRDLR

R43 136

Annexure D

R73 406

Annexure C

DEEDS

R 115

Annexure F

R 4

Annexure E

ALHA

-

-

R 45

Annexure G

2011/2012

DRDLR

R8 856

Annexure I

R6 723

Annexure H

DEEDS

R1 933

Annexure K

R 43

Annexure J

ALHA

-

-

R 439

Annexure L

2012/2013

DRDLR

R5 688

Annexure N

R35 678

Annexure M

DEEDS

R4 076

Annexure O

-

-

ALHA

-

-

R 21

Annexure P

2013/2014

R12 045

Annexure R

R5 417

Annexure Q

R 830

Annexure T

R 20

Annexure S

-

-

R 35

Annexure U

(a),(b)-(i)(aa),(bb) Refer to the attached Annexure A to U: see the link below for Annexure: file://server/pmg%20shared/WORD%20DOCUMENTS/RNW145A-140703.htm

.

(cc) Actions taken against person accountable for such expenditure:

- In July 2013, letters were issued by the Director-General (DG) to DDGs to account on the non-compliance cases identified by the Finance Compliance Committee. These cases related to financial years ending 2009/10 to 20011/12 which were fully condoned by the DG.

- In April 2014, letters were issued by the chairperson of the FCC to various Senior Managers to make written representations to the Finance Compliance Committee to account for cases of irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure identified by the Finance Compliance Committee, the cases relate to 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years.

(ii) (aa),(bb) There has been no amount of money recovered from any official for 2012/13 to 2013/14 since the investigation is still underway.

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 113

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 JUNE 2014

113. Mr D America (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) What are the details of official credit cards issued to (a) him and/or (b) his staff;

(2) in respect of each credit card, (a) what is the (i) name and (ii) organogram position of the user, (b) what is the (i) maximum permissible value of each purchase and (ii) total credit limit of the card, (c) what are the details of permissible purchases for which the credit cards may be used and (d) may alcoholic beverages be purchased;

(3) in respect of purchases made with each credit card during the period 8 May 2014 and/or thereafter up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (a) what is the (i) name and (ii) organogram position of the user, (b) what is the (i) value of each purchase made, (ii) what are the details of each item purchased and (iii) for what purpose was each purchase made and (c) were any alcoholic beverages purchased; if so, (i) what are the (aa) details and (bb) value of these purchases and (ii) for what purpose was each purchase made? NW123E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a),(b) None.

(2) (a)-(i),(ii)(b)-(i),(ii)(c),(d) Falls away.

(a)-(i),(ii)(b)-(i),(ii),(iii)(c)-(i),(aa),(bb)-(ii) Falls away.

Reply received: February 2014

QUESTION 99

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

(1) Whether any budgetary framework has been developed for the re-opening of land claims; if not, why not; if so, (a) why was this information not provided to the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform and (b) what amount has been budgeted for land restitution in each of the next five years;

(2) whether he has found that this is sufficient to meet the anticipated demand for land restitution arising from the re-opening of land claims; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) what is the amount required to finalise the backlog of existing claims from the 1998 land claim window;

(4) whether he has found that the affordability of this project makes it unlikely to succeed in the short to medium term; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(5) whether he would make a statement on the matter? NW100E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) No. The re-opening of land claims is a policy of Government and shall therefore be funded like all other programmes from the fiscus

(a),(b) Falls away

(2) Falls away.

(3) This amount cannot be determined in advance. The settlement of claims depends on agreements between parties to a claim or orders of the court, amongst other factors.

(4) No. The re-opening of land claims process is a policy of Government and shall therefore be funded like all other programmes from the fiscus.

(5) No.

Reply received: March 2014

QUESTION 98

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

(1) (a) What was the reason for the delays in finalising the Matabane community land claim in Limpopo and (b) in particular, what was the reason for not issuing a valid Notice of Referral to the Land Claims Court;

(2) whether departmental officials acted in contravention of a court order on this matter; if so, why; if not; what are the reasons for this conclusion;

(3) whether disciplinary action has been instituted against a certain person (name and details furnished) or any other departmental official in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details, including the outcome of any disciplinary action taken? NW99E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) Some of the current owners of the claimed land disputed the validity of the land claim.

(b) The referral of the claim to the Land Claims Court was ordered by the Court. The Commission applied for leave to appeal against the court order as not all the information required by the Rules of Court was available to the Commission, and there were other competing land claims that had not been researched. When the application for leave to appeal was dismissed, the Commission referred the claim with the information that was available to it. The Court found that the Notice of Referral was not valid as it did not contain all information required by the Rules of Court.

(2) No. The claim was referred to the Land Claims Court as ordered by it.

(3) Falls away.

Reply received: April 2014

QUESTION 97

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

Will he ensure that all outstanding land restitution claims lodged between 31 December 1994 and 31 December 1998 are settled before the new claims that were lodged comes into effect; if so, (a) when will this be completed, (b) how much has been budgeted for it, (c) who will issue the title deeds and (d) what will happen in the case where claimants received land without title deeds? NW98E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(a) Claims will be processed simultaneously. But, 1998 ones will be prioritised for payment. However processed claims which have no legal or social constraints will be paid, regardless of lodgement date.

(b) R8, 600, 604, 000 according to the 2014 Medium Term Expenditure Framework.

(c) The Department.

(d) Where land is restored to claimants in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights available to the Department. Act, 1994 title deeds are provided to claimants as soon as they become available to the Department.

Reply received: March 2014

QUESTION 95

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

Whether he has used or will use researched information contained in the regulatory impact assessment commissioned with regard to the draft land restitution policy compiled in 2013; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW96E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes. The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Report was considered in the drafting of the restitution policy which subsequently informed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill. The RIA Report was tabled before the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform during deliberations on the Bill.

Reply received: February 2014

QUESTION 94

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

Whether he has signed agreements with further education and training (FET) colleges to train National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) learners; if so, (a) which FET colleges, (b) what amount has been budgeted for this, (c) what number of learners are involved and (d) who is monitoring the progress? NW95E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

Yes, course specific contracts have been signed with various FET Colleges.

(a) Please refer to the link: http://www.pmg.org.za/rnw94a-140227

(b) R160 925 761.00.

(c) 2 453.

(d) The process is being monitored by the FET college business unit staff, the NARYSEC skills development directors located in the Provincial Shared Services Centres (PSSCs) of the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in each province, the Education Training Quality Assurer (ETQA), officials of relevant Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs) and the NARYSEC Technical Support Unit (NTSU) under the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).

Reply received: March 2014

QUESTION 93

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 1-2014]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 FEBRUARY 2014

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

(1) Whether there is a moratorium on the transfer of title deeds to communal property associations in the former homeland states; if so, (a) what is the reason for the moratorium, (b) how many communal property associations are affected by this moratorium and (c) what steps are being taken to ensure that title deeds are transferred to the relevant beneficiaries in the affected areas;

(2) whether he will make a statement on the matter? NW94E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

(1) No.

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

(2) No.

Reply received: April 2014

QUESTION 92

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

(1) How many applications in terms of section 16 of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, Act 3 of 1996, has his department, (a) received, (b) processed and (c) finalised;

(2) what are the reasons for the delay in processing these applications;

(3) what litigation is his department facing in this regard;

(4) what steps are being taken to (a) address the delays in finalising these applications and (b) prevent the re-occurrence of such delays in the future;

(5) Whether he would make a statement on the matter? NW93E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a) 18 044.

(b) The total number of labour tenant applications processed in terms of section 17 notices is 10 551.

(c) 7 493.

(2) Delays in processing the applications are attributed to the following:

· Lack dedicated capacity

· Overlapping land rights between restitution claims and labour tenants applications

· Refusal of Section 17 Notices by land owners.

(3) The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is facing litigation due to a court case lodged on behalf of the Mwelase labour tenants who want their case to be referred to court in terms of sections 16 and 17 of the Labour Tenants Act, 1996. (Mwelase and AFRA v DG DRDLR and Minister DRDLR).

(4) (a) In order to address the delays and other challenges faced in processing the labour tenants application;

· Firstly, the Department is currently revising its tenure policy, legislation, systems and procedures in order to strengthen the land rights of labour tenants.

· Secondly, institutions will be established at both national and local level to resolve a myriad of conflicts affecting labour tenants applications (such as overlapping land rights) through alternative dispute mechanism.

· Thirdly, the labour tenants' applications have been prioritised for the financial year 2014/2015 Annual Performance and Operational Plans.

· Fourthly data verication process on the labour tenants' application is being conducted and will be followed by the automation of the labour tenants' database.

· Lastly, the branch Land Reform and Administration has also been split into two branches, namely, the Redistribution and Development Branch and the Land Tenure and Administration Branch to amongst other things provide additional capacity at both the national and local levels in order to address service delivery issues such as the finalization of the labour tenants' applications.

(b) With the introduction and implementation of the above mentioned controls and corrective measures, it is envisaged that future delays will be arrested.

(5) No.

Reply received: July 2014

QUESTION 80

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17 JUNE 2014

80. Mrs A M Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) How many (a) international and (b) domestic flights were undertaken by (i) him and (ii) his predecessors using (aa) aircraft operated by the military, (bb) aircraft chartered by the military or (cc) commercial aircraft during the period 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each specified flight, what was the (a)(i) date and (ii) place of (aa) departure and (bb) arrival and (b)(i) total cost and (ii) breakdown of such costs? NW88E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1) (a)(i) 3 (ii) Not applicable (b)(i) 181 (ii) Not applicable (aa) None (bb) None (cc) 13;

(2) (a)(i) and (ii) (aa) and (bb) and (b)(i) and (ii) - See attached link Annexure A for details: file://server/pmg%20shared/WORD%20DOCUMENTS/Questions/Asanda/RNW80A-140716.htm

(b)(i) R2, 241, 654.22.

Reply received: February 2014

QUESTION 65

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

65. Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

With reference to his reply to question 1440 on 24 October 2007, has the claim for land restitution been settled; if not, why not; if so, (a) what was the outcome and (b) on what date was the information communicated to the claimant? NW66E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

No. When the valuation report was presented to the claimants, they were not satisfied with the compensation offered. Another valuation was conducted in June 2012 and accepted by the claimants. A section 42D settlement agreement is currently undergoing internal compliance processes and will thereafter be routed for approval.

(a),(b) Falls away.

QUESTION 46

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 01-2014]
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13 February 2014

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

(1) How much does his department plan to spend on (a) advertising, (b) communication and (c) marketing between 1 January 2014 and 30 April 2014 (i) in total and (ii) as a breakdown of the amount;

(2) (a) what mediums is his department going to use in each case and (b) who is the service provider to be used;

(3) What is the main message that his department plans to communicate during this time? NW47E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a),(b)(c),(i),(ii)Please refer to the table below.

(1)

Details

(i) Total

(ii) Breakdown

(a)

Advertising

0

0

(b)

Communication

158 400.00

-158 400.00 for design and layout of the annual performance plan

(c)

Marketing

7232.000

- 392 000 for exhibitions

- 1 710 000 per month for growing

tomorrow Television programme

1 710 000.00 x 4 = 6 840 000.00

Total

7 390 400.00

(2) (a) Television, face-to-face exhibitions and print media.

(b) Media World Film, Video Production PTY (Ltd), Dogan Exhibitions and Events and Sosti Construction.

(3) Raising awareness about the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's services and profiling and marketing projects and annual performance plan to respective audiences.