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Reply received: April 2015

QUESTION 1459 FOR WRITTEN REPLY                                   

1459. Mr T R Majola (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

  1. How many invoices from private contractors to his department currently remain unpaid for longer than 30 days and (b) in each case, what (i) are the details of the (aa) contractor and (bb) services provided and (ii) what is the (aa) date of the invoice and (bb)  reason why the invoice was not paid within 30 days?                             
  2.  
  1. (b) (i) (aa) (bb) (ii) (aa)(bb)

The department does not have any unpaid invoices from private contractors that are outstanding for longer than 30 days.

 

Reply received: April 2015

QUESTIONS 1423 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

1423. Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Does his department have a Regulatory Burden Reduction Strategy in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the strategy?

Reply

The nature of the mandate of the dti is so broad such that the areas that require regulation are themselves diverse. The areas being regulated include empowerment, consumer affairs, companies’ matters, gambling, special economic zones, quality standards setting, etc. It is, therefore, both impossible and undesirable to have one approach to the reduction of regulatory burden.

Given the diversity of the areas for regulation, the dti’s approach is fundamentally pragmatic in nature and is underpinned by the principle of regulatory effectiveness and efficiency. In some cases, more regulation is required, while in some cases less regulation is required; depending on the causes giving rise to the need for regulation. The department shall always work to ensure that unnecessary regulatory burden is avoided.

 

Reply received: April 2015

Question 1388.

Ms Z Jongbloed (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

  1. What number of (i) financial, (ii) forensic and/or (iii) other investigations that were commissioned by his department have been completed since 1 April 2013;
  2.  and in each case, what are the relevant details on the

           

  1. investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case
  2. persons or third parties responsible for each investigation,
  3. total cost to date of each investigation, and
  4. appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations?  NW1601

 

Response:

The Internal Audit Unit at the dti is mandated by its approved Internal Audit Charter to investigate all cases reported through the dti’s Fraud Prevention Strategy which includes whistle-blower tip-offs and management requests. Internal Audit provides feedback to the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee on all cases received and investigated. The methodology used is based on the guidelines from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the dti Forensic Audit Methodology which is approved by the Audit Committee. The Risk management committee and Audit Committee monitor and oversee the implementation of recommendations emanating from forensic investigations.

 

  1. (i)(ii)(iii) The Department of Trade and Industry received and completed 28 investigations since 1 April 2013. Of the 28 investigations, 9 (nine) related to agencies of the dti
  1.  
  1. The subject of the forensic audits varied from conflict of interest, potential fraud, corruption and bribery, irregular and unauthorised expenditure, incentive scheme fraud, and alleged unethical behaviour. From the 28 investigations completed, allegations were confirmed in 12 cases which included mostly fraud.

 

  1. Certain investigations were outsourced to Grant Thornton, Nexus Forensics and Gobodo Forensic, Investigative Accounting (GFIA) and Nihals Express Cargo Services. The majority of investigations were conducted by the in-house forensic audit unit that forms part of the independent Internal Audit Chief Directorate at the dti.
  1. For the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 financial years, the cumulative costs paid to forensic firms amounted to R2,115 719.00 and R2,400 000.00 respectively. 
  1. Appropriate steps were taken against officials and third parties as recommended in Forensic audit reports. These actions included the registration of criminal cases of fraud and corruption at the SAPS, instituting disciplinary actions where required and initiating processes through the Office of the State Attorney to recover funds from officials or third parties.

 

Reply received: April 2015

Question 1320 

Mr P G Atkinson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)      With reference to his reply to question 710 on 17 March 2015, who were the contractors who received payments for capital and current expenditure at the Centurion Aerospace Village between 2010 and 2015;

(2)      Who were the first tenants to move into the Centurion Aerospace Village in January 2012;

(3)      Have any other tenants moved into the Centurion Aerospace Village since January 2012; if so, what are the relevant details?         

Response:

(1)      The following contractors were employed to undertake capital projects on the site: Jodan Rekopane JV (Bulk Earthworks Infrastructure Contractor); BKS Pty Ltd (Geo Technical Work); Global Geomatics (Land Survey); Ella Du Plessis (Township Planning); Stefanutti Stocks/Timbela JV (Building Contractor); Valter Neumann (Architects) and PDNA Consulting Engineers.

The following companies provided services to the CAV; Tshupz Design (advertising and marketing); Alpha & Omega (HR services); CC&A Insurance and Urban Insurance Brokers (insurance); Outsource Digital (printing and consumables); United Elevators (maintenance); Nashua (cellphone services); MNS Attorneys and GB Attorneys (legal services) and Strachan & Crouse and Nexia SAB&T (external auditors). Mr CJ Korff was appointed on a contract as a project manager.

(2)    The first tenant was Aerosud and subsequently the Paramount Group which is working jointly with Aerosud on the ARHLAC light aircraft project.

 

(3)    No other tenants have moved in. This arises in part because the Department of Trade and Industry saw fit to undertake an internal and forensic audit into the Centurion Aerospace village, which has subsequently been concluded. This arose from information that the correct procedures had not been followed in relation to the land use planning process and contracts. Due legal process has been followed and the employment of a senior manager in the Department was terminated.

 

A turn-around strategy has subsequently been put in place encompassing a strengthened management and financial framework; the imminent appointment of a suitable CEO and the strengthening of the Board. Flowing from this an extensive marketing process will follow to attract further tenants to the CAV.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Parliamentary Question 1159

Mr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(a) How many sick leave days were taken by employees of his department in the 2013-14 financial year and (b) what was the total cost thereof in rand?         

RESPONSE:

Financial Year

Sick leave days taken

No. of employees who took sick leave

Average sick leave days taken per employee

Average no. of sick leave days available per person annually

 

2013-14

 

9 247

 

1 279

 

7.2

 

12

 

Cost in Rand

Average cost per day in Rand

Average cost per employee in Rand

 

15 442 813

 

1 670

 

12 074

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 1125  FOR WRITTEN REPLY                                  

1125.      Ms K de Kock (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(a) What amount did (i) his department and (ii) state entities reporting to him spend on each newspaper subscription in each month (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13 and (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) how many copies of each newspaper were ordered on each day of the week (i) in each specified financial year and (ii) during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Response:

(a) (i) (aa) (aaa) (b) (i)  

Newspapers Subscription: 2011/12

The annual subscription cost for the 2011/12 financial year was R978 981.90. The newspapers and the number of newspapers subscribed to are indicated in the table below:

Name of Newspaper

Number of Copies

Daily

Weekly

Sowetan

32

x

 

Business day

86

x

 

Star

53

x

 

Pretoria news

23

x

 

Mail & Guardian

74

 

x

City press

13

 

x

Sunday times

7

 

x

Sunday Independent

12

 

x

Sunday world

9

 

x

Sunday Sun

8

 

x

Daily Sun

4

x

 

Rapport

2

 

x

The Times

5

x

 

The New Age

9

x

 

Saturday Star

4

 

x

Financial Times

6

x

 

The Citizen

9

x

 

Beeld

16

x

 

Financial Mail

19

 

x

The Economist

15

 

x

Finance Week

3

 

x

Cape Argus

5

x

 

Cape Times

5

x

 

Isolezwe

1

x

 

Natal Mercury

1

x

 

Daily News (KZN)

1

x

 

 

(a) (i) (aa) (bbb) (b) (i) 

Newspapers Subscription: 2012/13

The annual subscription cost for the 2012/13 financial year was R886 703.95. The newspapers and the number of newspapers subscribed to are indicated in the table below:

 

Name of Newspaper

Number of Copies

Daily

Weekly

Sowetan

27

x

 

Business day

86

x

 

Star

63

x

 

Pretoria news

23

x

 

Mail & Guardian

72

 

x

City press

12

 

x

Sunday times

7

 

x

Sunday Independent

12

 

x

Sunday world

9

 

x

Sunday Sun

7

 

x

Daily Sun

4

x

 

Rapport

2

 

x

The Times

4

x

 

The New Age

9

x

 

Saturday Star

4

 

x

Financial Times

13

x

 

The Citizen

5

x

 

Beeld

13

x

 

Financial Mail

19

 

x

The Economist

7

 

x

Finance Week

3

 

x

Cape Argus

5

x

 

Cape Times

4

x

 

Natal Mercury

1

x

 

Isolezwe

1

x

 

Daily News (KZN)

1

x

 

 

(a) (i) (aa) (ccc) (b) (i) 

Newspapers Subscription: 2013/14

The annual subscription cost for the 2013/14 financial year was R531 242.80. There has been a decrease in subscription costs due to the implementation of cost containment measures. The newspapers and the number of newspapers subscribed to are indicated in the table below:

Name of Newspaper

Number  of copies

Daily

Weekly

Sowetan

41

x

 

Business day

78

x

 

Star

66

x

 

Pretoria news

31

x

 

Mail & Guardian

74

 

x

City press

5

 

x

Sunday times

5

 

x

Sunday Independent

6

 

x

Sunday world

2

 

x

Sunday Sun

2

 

x

Daily Sun

3

x

 

The Times

4

x

 

The New Age

11

x

 

Saturday Star

2

 

x

The Citizen

4

x

 

Beeld

10

x

 

Financial Mail

28

 

x

The Economist

12

 

x

Finance Week

4

 

x

Cape Argus

3

x

 

Cape Times

3

x

 

 

(a) (i) (aa) (bb) (b) (ii) 

Newspapers Subscription: April 2014 to February 2015

In 2014 the dti reduced costs further on the subscription of newspapers provided in hard copies, and subscribed to newspapers online at a total cost of R169 657.42 for the 2014/15 financial year.

For the remainder of newspapers provided in hard copies, the annual subscription cost for April 2014 to February 2015 is R125 585.50, making the total subscription cost of newspapers: R295 242.92. The newspapers and the number of newspapers subscribed to are indicated in the table below:

 

Name of Newspaper

Number of Copies

Daily

Weekly

Sowetan

8

x

 

Business day

11

x

 

Star

10

x

 

Pretoria news

3

x

 

Mail & Guardian

10

x

 

City press

5

 

x

Sunday times

3

 

x

Sunday Independent

4

 

x

Sunday Sun

1

 

x

Daily Sun

2

x

 

The Times

4

x

 

The New Age

5

x

 

Saturday Star

1

 

x

The Citizen

2

x

 

Financial Mail

9

 

x

The Economist

3

 

x

Finance Week

3

 

x

Cape Argus

2

x

 

Cape Times

2

x

 

Response from the Entities

Entity

  1. (ii)

(aa) Monthly expenditure

(bb)

(b) number of copies of newspapers ordered - weekly

(aaa)

(bbb)

(ccc)

(b)(i)

(b) (ii)

NGB

Mail andGuardian

R74.41

R158.00

R104.17

-

1

2

1

-

Business day

R164.03

R88.12

R92.08

-

10

5

5

-

Financial Mail

R218.31

R225.00

R267.75

-

1

1

1

-

Sowetan

R70.83

R74.70

-

-

10

10

-

-

Star

R219.92

R235.08

R127.02

-

10

10

5

-

Sunday Times

-

R69.33

R69.33

-

-

1

1

-

City Press

-

-

R49.29

-

-

-

1

-

The Economist

R126.25

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

The New Age

-

-

R66.00

-

-

-

5

-

SABS

Business Day

-

-

R2, 775.21

R3, 851.61

-

-

-

-

Beeld

-

-

R120.70

R120.72

-

-

-

-

City Press

-

-

-

R99.35

-

-

-

-

Mail & Guardian

-

-

R625.68

R1, 296.14

9

-

-

-

Pretoria News

-

-

R201.34

R299.92

-

-

-

-

Sowetan

-

-

R239.23

R230.27

-

-

-

-

Star

-

-

R 888.70

R115.99

-

-

-

-

Sunday Times

-

-

R69.34

R93.88

1

-

-

-

ECIC

Business Day

R1, 274.44

R599.00

R469.74

R1,272.20

3

3

2

4

Beeld

R111.13

-

-

-

1

2

2

 

The Star

R225.25

R238.77

R254.68

-

2

2

2

 

Sowetan

R141.59

R150.10

R150.10

-

2

1

1

 

Citizen

R69.81

R69.81

R69.81

-

1

2

2

 

Financial mail

R161.37

R154.61

R171.05

R185.30

2

 

 

2

Fin Week

-

-

-

R114.24

 

 

 

1

NCT

Mail andGuardian

-

R79.00

R104.16

R120.83

-

1

1

1

Soweto

R70.83

R74.40

R149.40

R171.90

1

1

2

2

Sunday Times

R69.33

R69.33

R69.33

R151.66

1

1

1

2

NEF

 

R4,752.00

R5,544.00

R6,336.60

-

6

6

6

-

NLB

 

-

-

R1 584.00

-

-

-

1

-

NRCS

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SANAS

 

-

R592.91

R676.55

R744.97

-

4

4

4

NMISA

Mail and Guardian

-

-

-

R1250.00

-

-

-

1

NCR

Business Day

R1, 309.26

R2, 468.21

R1,831.50

-

6

11

7

-

Financial Mail

R82.03

R476.67

-

-

1

6

 

-

Times Times

R720.84

R1, 550.00

-

-

2

4

 

-

CT

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

NCC

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

CIPC

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 1090 FOR WRITTEN REPLY                                   

1090.    Mr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

How much did (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him spend on advertising in The New Age newspaper in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years?

 Response:

  1. The department spent the following amounts on advertising in The New Age newspaper:
  1. 2011-12: R   452,321.22
  2. 2012-13: R1,009,737.90
  3. 2013-14: R   387,793.80

 

Entities

b(i)

b(ii)

b(iii)

National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

R50, 000.00: Investee (Jozini Tiger Lodge )

R28 683.80: Brand advert

Nil

R49, 083.84: Investee (Jozini Tiger Lodge)

R35 880.40: Brand advert (Funder with a soul)

R32, 880.40: Brand advert (Funder with a soul)

R59 919.00: Brand advert (Funder with a soul)

National Lotteries Board (NLB)

Nil

Nil

Nil

National Regulator For Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

Nil

Nil

Nil

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Companies Tribunal (CT)

Nil

Nil

Nil

National Consumer Commission (NCC)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

Nil

R34 554.25

Nil

National Credit Regulator (NCR)

R25,978.00

R46,080.00

R62,270.00

National Consumer Tribunal (NCT)

Nil

Nil

Nil

National Gambling Board (NGB)

Nil

Nil

Nil

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

Nil

Nil

Nil

National Metrology Institute of South Africa  (NMISA)

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 1063

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        What are the names of the National Credit Regulator attorneys who have been tasked with dealing with the R699 car scheme matter.                             

(2)        are any of the specified attorneys conducting work for any of South Africa’s retail banking chains; if so, (a) which banks and (b) what is the nature of the work being undertaken?NW1224

Reply

According to the response received from the National Credit Regulator (NCR):

  1. Nyapotse Inc, with Advocates Anban Govender and Chris Erasmus SC and Kunene Ramapala Inc,with Advocates Nobuntu Mbele and Chris Erasmus SC
  2. The attorneys and advocates declared no conflict of interest.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 1062

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)         How many times, in relation to section 70 of the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005, have credit providers (a) been fined or (b) had non-compliance warnings been issued against them for failing to collect factual and accurate information supplied to them by consumers since the inception of the Act;

(2)         which credit providers have had non-compliance warnings issued against them? NW1223E

Reply

According to the response received from the National Credit Regulator (NCR):

  1. There are no credit providers that have been fined or had a non-compliance warning/s issued against them in terms of section 70. Section 70 does not mandate credit providers to collect information from consumers.
  2. There is none in relation to the first question. 

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 1061

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

How many times since the inception of the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005, has (a) ABSA, (b) Standard Bank, (c) First National Bank, (d) Nedbank and (e) African Bank been fined for reckless credit-lending; in each case, what was the Rand value of the fine(s)?NW1222E

Reply

According to the response received from the National Credit Regulator (NCR):

Bank

Fine

(a)African Bank

R20 000 000,00 (settlement amount)

(b) Absa

R0

(c) Standard Bank

R0

(d) Nedbank

R0

(e) First National Bank

R0

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 927

Mr. E J Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

With regard to the industrial development zone (IDZ) that has been declared in the Saldanha Bay area, what capital funding will his department (a) budget for to assist the local municipality to upgrade water supply facilities to meet demand for water by investors in the IDZ and (b) consider in the 2015-16 financial year to assist the local municipality to upgrade and build sanitation facilities in the IDZ? NW1076E

Response:

  1. The SEZ Fund is primarily earmarked to support Capital Expenditure within a designated Zone/IDZ.  There is provision in the SEZ Fund Guidelines that funds may be disbursed for broader purposes based on the merits of the application put forward.

Saldanha Bay IDZ submitted a project proposal together with an application for designation and licensing that culminated in the designation of the zone and licensing of the IDZ operator in October 2013. The project proposal specified that certain municipal utilities would require upgrading, and that in some instances, it would be more cost effective to upgrade existing municipal assets than to build dedicated facilities for sole use by the IDZ. This argument was deemed acceptable and the R442.8m funding for the project proposal was approved in 2013. The funding is provided for bulk and general infrastructure, including water, electricity, etcetera inside the zone. The funded infrastructure projects inside the zone are those that affect municipal assets.

 

Additionally, the dti has the Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP) which is aimed at supporting infrastructure developments for projects that support investment. This is a cost sharing grant. The Saldanha Bay Municipality, should the need arise, may submit an application to the fund.

 

  1. As indicated above, the IDZ has recently applied for funding for bulk and general infrastructure development within the zone. This covers sanitation facilities as well. In response, an amount of R442.8 million was approved, of which R309 million has already been disbursed. Of the approved R442.8m, R30.1 million has been budgeted for projects involving water supply and sanitation during the 2015/16 financial year. However, all these funds go directly to the SBIDZ Licensing Company, who controls the infrastructure development programme, and not to the municipality.   

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 926 

Mr E J Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

With regard to the industrial development zone (IDZ) that has been declared in the Saldanha Bay area, (a) how many licenses have been approved for (i) companies or (ii) factories within the IDZ area and (b) what are the names of all companies that (i) have received approved licenses and (ii) whose licences are pending approval?NW1075E

REPLY

The Saldanha Bay IDZ was designated as an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in October 2013, and the Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company (SBIDZ Lico) was given an operator permit to develop and run the zone at the same time. This company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WESGRO, and is in the process of establishing itself as or converting itself into a separate Provincial Business Public Entity (Schedule 3D).  The IDZ and the SBIDZ Lico were established and licensed in terms of the IDZ programme, a programme governed by the Manufacturing Development Act.

There are no requirements under this programme for companies or factories who wish to locate in an IDZ to be licensed by the Department of Trade & Industry. The decision to accept an investor lies with the operating company, under the overall governance of its Board of Directors.

The SBIDZ is still in the early stages of development in terms of the required physical infrastructure. However, the SBIDZ is already engaging and  attracted over 26 potential investors who are interested to locate in the IDZ, the majority of these investors are focusing on logistics support services, oil and gas contracting and drilling services, marine and rig building fabrication and repair, wells specialist, etc. Eight (8)
of these companies are already in a process of developing and finalizing agreements with the SBIDZ.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 866 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

866.      Ms A M Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)      Whether his department or the entities reporting to him provides any type of sponsorships; if not, what is his department’s position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the details of each sponsorship, (b) what is the value of each sponsorship, (c) when were each of these sponsorship deals undertaken and (d) when will each of the sponsorship deals end;

(2)      whether his department or any of the entities reporting to him intends to enter into any type of sponsorship deal or contract in the (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) with whom will each sponsorship deal or contract be made, (ii) what will the terms of each of the sponsorship deals or contracts be, (iii) when will each of the sponsorship deals or contracts (aa) commence and (bb) end and (iv) what is the value of each of the sponsorship deals or contracts?

Response

(1)      The PFMA makes provision for sponsorships and the dti’s policy in this regard makes provision for sponsorships. During the 2014/15 financial year the department did not provide any sponsorship deals. The department may consider sponsorship deals based on merit, however there were no approved sponsorship deals for the 2014/15 financial year.

(2)      (a)(b)

The department does not intend to enter into any type of sponsorship deal or contract in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years. The department may consider requests based on merit, however there are no approved requests to date.

The NCC, CT, NCR, NEF, NGB, NLB, NMISA and the NRSC did not provide any sponsorship deals in the 2014/15 financial year and does not intend to enter into any type of sponsorship deal or contracts for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years. However the following Entities provided sponsorship deals:

 

Entity

 

1(a)

 

1(b)

 

1(c)

 

1(d)

South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

Gold sponsor of the SA Energy Exhibition

R33, 200.00

November 2014

November 2014

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

Project 23 – The Green movement - Sponsorship of employee: N Khumalo

R25, 000.00

November 2014

Once off contribution

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

Rehoboth Trust: Orphaned children living with HIV/Aids being cared and schooled by the organization

R110, 000.00

 

 

 

 

2013/ 14

 

 

 

 

2015/ 16

 

 

 

 

Nkosinathi Foundation for the Blind & Partially Sighted: The blind and partially sighted people assisted in overcoming challenges of loss of sight

R30, 000.00

 

 

2013/ 14

 

 

2015/16

 

 

Axium Education: 20 Deaf people trained on upholstery and now operating commercially as a cooperative

R150, 000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Penreach Trust: Learners from 8 schools are participating in Maths & Science after school tutorials ECIC is funding

R400, 000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Maths & Science Leadership Academy (MSLA): Funding of 60 Grade 9 learners to attend Maths & Science tutorials until they complete Grade 12

R350,000.00

 

2013/14

 

2015/16

 

Deaf Federation of South Africa: Upholstery training for 20 deaf members of the Tubatse Cooperative

R100,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Nelson Mandela Day at Solomon Mahlangu High: Provision of Library material for Solomon Mahlangu High School

R195,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

South African Actuaries Development Programme: Bursary for 9 Actuarial Science students

R876,555.00

2013/14

2015/16

Central University of Technology: Bursary for 2 Engineering Science students

R91,900.00

2013/14

2015/16

Infrastructure at Sea View School: Learners and educators have not yet benefitted from the anticipated borehole installation. Completion expected by 31 March 2015

R320,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Infrastructure at Phuthuma School: Learners and educators have not yet benefitted from the anticipated borehole. Completion expected by 31 March 2015

R583,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Thuthuka Bursary: Bursary for 9 B Comm (Accounting) students

R451,396.80

2013/14

2015/16

Siyenza Management (Pty) Ltd: Africa Energy Indaba 2015 Silver Sponsorship 17-19 Feb 2015

R121,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

South Africa-German Chamber of Commerce: Gold Sponsorship Package IIIC 16-17 September 2014 Nasrec Expo Center

R75,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

BComm Economics Bursaries: Funding of 6 students

R350,000.00

2013/14

2015/16

Tshwane Economic Development Agency: Sponsorship to Host the Gala Dinner awards ceremony hosted by Tshwane Economic Development Agency

R131,578.95

2013/14

2015/16

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre: Funding of Maths & Science after school lessons

R255,380.00

2013/14

2015/16

False Bay College: Funding of 7 students towards yacht and boat-building qualification

R353,892.00

2013/14

2015/16

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

SABS was the Tile Sponsor of the Event (SABS Jacaranda City Challenge) to commemorate the opening of the new laboratory complex and as part of their Marketing strategy

R397, 200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contract is valid for a period of three years – thus ending in 2014 when the race took place (18 October 2014).

 

 

 

World Congress for Engineering Asset Management as part of SABS promotions and awareness standards campaign.

R90, 000.00

October 2014

Once off Sponsorship

 

(2)        The following Entities intend to enter into any type of sponsorship deal or contract in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial year.

 

 

Entity

 

2(a)

 

2(b)

 

2(b)(i)

 

2(b)(ii)

 

2(b)(iii)(aa)

 

2(b)(iii)(bb)

 

2(b)(iv)

Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

The extension of sponsorships under the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) program is linked to the availability of budget which is dependent on the financial performance of the Corporation. At this stage, no commitments have been made beyond the 2015/16 financial year when the current commitments expire.

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sportsvendo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SABS was the Tile Sponsor of the Event (SABS Jacaranda City Challenge) as part of SABS Marketing strategy

To be entered into in the

 

 

 

 

 

If entered into, the contract will be for a period of three years – 2015 – 2018.

 

 

 

R400, 000.00 per annum

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Tshwane Economic development Agency

SABS to sponsor the exporters Awards

 

 

 

 

 

To be entered into in the new financial year 2015/16

To end in 2016//17

 

 

 

R150, 000 00 per annum

 

           

 

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 710   

Mr P G Atkinson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        What is the annual breakdown of the (a) costs of establishing the Centurion Aerospace Village since the inception of the project in 2010 and (b) details of such spending in each year since 2010;

(2)        when are the first tenants of the Centurion Aerospace Village expected to move to the specified site?

Response:

  1. (a) and (b)

Transfer payments to the Centurion Aerospace Village are as follows:

Financial year

Amount Spent

Details of spending items

2010/11

R37.454 million

Infrastructure, Capital and Current expenditure

2011/12

R10 million

Capital and Current expenditure

2012/13

R15 million

Capital and Current expenditure

2013/14

R15.8 million

Capital and Current expenditure

2014/15

R16.748 million

Capital and Current expenditure

            2.         The first building was officially opened in November 2011 and the first    tenants moved to the site in January 2012. 

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 1057

Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Has his department ever been approached for a loan since 1994 concerning the funding of the Peakstar Diamond Mine in the Free State; if so, (a) what entities have applied for the loan (b) has the loan been granted, (c) when was the loan granted and (d) what was the amount of the specified loan? NW1217E                                                                                                                                              

Response:

The department administers incentives to enterprises through the Incentive Development and Administration division not loans to enterprises. This particular enterprise could not have been assisted by the department.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 970

Mr D W MacPherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

1)         With reference to his reply to question 539 on 12 March 2015, (a) who are the officials who have been suspended and (b) what positions do the specified officials occupy;

(2)        (a) why and (b) for what length of time are the specified officials suspended;

(3)        has any disciplinary action been instituted against any of the specified officials; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4)        what is the total remuneration for each suspended official?         NW1129E

 

Response:

Questions 1 and 2

 

 

QUESTION 1 a)

 

 

QUESTION 1 b)

 

 

QUESTION 2 a)

 

 QUESTION 2 b)

 

1.

 

Person A

 

 

Chief Director

 

Victimisation of staff

 

20 months (374 working days)

 

2.

 

Person B

 

 

Director

 

Corruption

 

15 months (283 working days)

 

3.

 

Person C

 

 

Assistant Director

 

Corruption

 

15 months (283 working days)

 

4.

 

Person D

 

 

 

Director

 

Corruption

 

3 months (77 working days)

 

5.

 

Person E

 

 

 

Assistant Director

 

 

Corruption

 

3 months (77 working days)

 

6.

 

Person F

 

 

 

Assistant Director

 

Corruption/Fraud

 

5 months (78 working days)

Parliamentary Question 970

Question 3

 

 

SUSPENDED OFFICIAL

 

QUESTION 3 a)

(Has disciplinary actions been taken)

 

QUESTION 3 b)

(If not, why not. If so, relevant details)

 

1.

 

Person A

 

 

Yes

The Enquiry took place from 3-7 November 2014, all evidence has been led. Parties await Chairperson’s outome report.

 

2.

 

Person B

 

 

No

the dti Internal Audit Unit is in the process to investigate the allegations through an appointed external service provider.  

 

3.

 

Person C

 

 

No

the dti Internal Audit Unit is in the process to investigate the matter through a external service provider.  

 

4.

 

Person D

 

 

 

No

The suspension was uplifted as the allegations were unsubstantiated. 

 

5.

 

Person E

 

 

 

No

The suspension was uplifted as the allegations were unsubstantiated.

 

6.

 

Person F

 

 

 

No

the dti Internal Audit  Unit is in the process of investigating  the allegations. 

Question 4

 

 

SUSPENDED

OFFICIAL

 

QUESTION 4

 

1.

 

Person A

 

R 1 173 979.00

 

 

2.

 

Person B

 

R 873 296.41

 

 

3.

 

Person C

 

R 470 073.00

 

 

4.

 

Person D

 

 

 

R 110 995.42

 

 

5.

 

Person E

 

 

 

R 86 204.25

 

 

6.

 

Person F

 

 

 

R 116 266.00

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTIONS 969 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

969.      Mr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

 (1)   With reference to the panel that his Deputy Minister assembled to advise him on the Black Industrialists Development Programme, what are the (a) names of the respective panelists, (b) positions of the specified panelists and (c) processes followed to select the specified panelists;

(2)    (a) on what date was the panel established and (b) how often has the specified panel met since its inception;

(3)    are any of the panelists remunerated; if so, by what amount;

(4)    what are the terms of reference for the specified panel?NW1128E

Reply:

  1. The following persons were appointed for a period of two (2) years by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, through the identification of relevant expertise in the market with regard to transformation matters. This is a non-statutory panel, and the appointment was based on knowledge and understanding of the transformation agenda.
  • Ms Mapuleng Moropa – Non-executive Director to Thorburn Holdings (Pty) Lt and Operations Manager at Barclays Africa Group;
  • Mr Craig Cornish – Director at Cornish and Associates Incorporated;
  • Ms Ntokozo Ngcwabe – Director at Valozone Holding (Pty) Ltd;
  • Mr Xhanti Payi – Lead Researcher and Economist at Nascence Research Insight;
  • Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni – Chief Experience Officer at Phore Farms;
  • Mr Sandile Zungu – Executive Chairman of Zungu Investments Company;
  • Mr Vuyo Jack – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Empowerdex (membership terminated when he was appointed as the Director-General for the Department of Arts and Culture);
  • Ms Moipone Molotsi – Director for the Centre of Small Business Development at the University of Johannesburg;
  • Mr Joe Mojapelo – Executive Director to Senapelo Consulting Engineers; and
  • Ms Thandeka Hlongwa – Sipson Group.

(2)    The Panel was established on the 14 August 2014. Since inception the Panel only held one meeting on 4 September 2014.

  1. The Panel members are not remunerated.

(4)    The Advisory Panel is designed to provide a strategic direction on the development of a policy framework including the implementation plan for the development of black industrialists programme. The Advisory Panel will assist the department through thought-leadership and ensuring alignment to the broader transformation objectives.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 788

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 7-2015 FIFTH PARLIAMENT]
DATE OF PUBLICATION:  13 MARCH 2015

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

 

(a) What is delaying the finalisation of the Nooitgedacht claim, reference number F290, in Retreat, Cape Town and (b) by when will the specified claim be finalised?                                                                                                                                 NW938E

THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM 

(a)        The Nooitgedacht Land claim is a claim for alternative land.  A specialist study such as an Environmental Impact Assessment is required due to the fact that the alternative land is in an environmentally sensitive area, situated adjacent to a wetland.

 

(b)      The Terms of Reference have been drafted and a service provider will be appointed in the next financial year 2015/16 through the tender process. It is envisage  that the study will take a period of 12 months, then the service provider will  submit a report as part of  the process in  finalizing this claim.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 709   

Mr D W MacPherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

            With reference to the Industrial Policy Action Plan, what inter-governmental (a) co-ordination and (b) communication has taken place regarding (i) electricity supply problems due to load-shedding, (ii) regulatory or red tape burdens, (iii) continuing high port charges and logistical inefficiencies and (iv) labour relations volatility? NW857E

Response:

  1. and (b).

Intra governmental co-ordination and communication, including with respect to the Industrial Policy Action Plan, is affected through the Economic Sectors,            Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster (ESEIDC) and the          Outcome 4 Implementation Forum. Inter-governmental co-ordination and communication is conducted through the Ministers and Members of Executive Councils meeting (Minmec), which falls under the Minister and Department of Economic Affairs.

  1. The ESEIDC contributed to the drafting of the 5-Point Plan to address South Africa’s electricity challenges and it will continue to receive reports and contribute to support measures to address the challenges of electricity supply and prices.
  1. The work of the government working group on red-tape reduction, has been deliberated upon in the ESEIDC and the Outcome 4 Technical Implementation Forum resulting in stronger intra-governmental coherence and co-ordination related to a reduction of the regulatory burden of the private sector.

       (iii) Arising from Government interventions the Transnet National Ports           Authority set    aside R1 billion as a rebate for export of manufactured products, mainly automotives.  Ongoing         deliberations     between Transnet; the Port Regulator and government are aimed at effecting a restructure of port charges in favour of beneficiated and value- added exports, without unwinding Transnet’s infrastructure investment and financial plan.

(iv)       The need to stabilise labour relations has been the subject of                                   deliberations in the ESEIDC and in the Labour Relations Technical                      Task Team under the leadership of the Deputy President.

Deliberations, interventions and progress have been and will continue to be communicated to spheres of government through the Minmec falling under the Minister of Economic Development.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 708 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

708.      Mr D W MacPherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        When will the forensic investigation that was launched after the disbandment of the National Gambling Board amid allegations of fraud, corruption and maladministration be completed;

(2)        will he make the report available to the public,

(3)        will he institute criminal proceedings against any board member(s) who are found to be implicated in criminal activity?NW856E

Reply:

The interim report was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today, 13 March 2015. The report is preliminary at this stage. Minister will engage further on the recommendations, once he receives the final report.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 651

Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

  1. How many (i) current and (ii) former senior employees of the State and any State entities including those reporting to him and to other members of the Cabinet as contained in the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, gained any shareholding by way of black economic empowerment, (b) who are these persons, (c) what positions did they occupy at the time of gaining the shareholding, (d) who are the companies and what is the extent of the shareholding gained?NW803E

Reply:

A similiar question was previously answered as PQ 1733.

The PSC is the custodian of all information relating to shareholding as it is captured in the financial disclosure forms of all senior managers. These disclosures are submitted to the PSC annually and the dti submitted 100% of its SMS disclosures to the PSC by the end of May 2014. DPSA is in the process of rolling out e-disclosures so that this information will be captured and stored electronically.

NEF Response:

  1. In accordance with Code of Conduct and the Policy on Conflicts of Interests of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), employees as well as their spouses and children may not obtain business loans from the NEF.  None of the NEF employees have therefore benefited in BEE transactions financed by the NEF.
  1. All NEF employees disclose their financial interests annually in terms of the NEF policy for disclosure of interests.
  1. In the ordinary course of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment public share offers issued some of the listed entities, the NEF employees who are Black People have participated in B-BBEE public share offers. Those are schemes like the Sasol Inzalo BEE Scheme, the MTN Asonge BEE Scheme and the Sanlam Ubuntu-Botho BEE Scheme.

Response from the other Entities:

No current or former senior employees gained any shareholding or economic benefits by way of black economic empowerment.

 

Reply received: March 2015

Question 539

Mr D W MacPherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

Whether any employees in his department have been on suspension with full salary since
1 January 2014; if so, (a) how many employees and (b) what is the total cost thereof?NW619E

Response:

Six officials have been suspended with full pay. The Public Service Disciplinary Code sets out the considerations for suspension with full pay.  A suspension is a precautionary measure that does not constitute a judgement, and must be on full pay. Disciplinary hearings are underway. The Chairperson of the hearing makes the final recommendation where-after appropriate action is taken. In cases where evidence indicates the commission of criminal offences, matters are reported to the SAPS. The salary of the six officials amounts to R2,830,814.08 per annum.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 449 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

449.      Mr G G Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        Whether, with reference to his reply to question 69 on 20 February 2015, the National Lotteries Board intend to disburse the remaining tranches of funds allocated to (a) the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association, (b) the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association, (c) Haqun and (d) Seven Saints;

(2)        on what dates will these disbursements take place, in each case;

(3)        what amounts will be disbursed, in each case?NW526E

According to the response received from the National Lotteries Board:

(1)(a)     Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

            There are no remaining tranches.

(b)        Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association

There are no remaining tranches.

(c)        Haqun

There are no remaining tranches.

(d)        Seven Saints

There are no remaining tranches.

(2)        There will be no further disbursements as there are no remaining tranches.

(3)        There will be no further amounts to be disbursed as there are no remaining tranches.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 448 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

448.      Mr G G Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(a) What is the basis for his statement reported on 17 February 2015 regarding the claims of wrongdoing against a certain person having been proven false (name and details furnished) and (b) what are the relevant details in this regard? NW525E

RESPONSE:

The media release statement reported on 17 February 2015 is based on the fact that the report was not conclusive and did not make any finding of any wrongdoing by any particular individual.

The report identified certain weaknesses in the control environment and the dti together with the Companies Tribunal (CT) is implementing the recommendations to improve the control environment given that the CT is a relatively new institution.

A financial health check was also conducted by the dti’s Internal Audit unit and the findings of the health check suggest improvements in the control environment. 

 

Reply received: February 2015‚Äč

QUESTION 174 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

174.        Mr A R McLoughlin (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)      With reference to the reply of the Minister of Communications to question 1031 on 27 November 2014, what was the total amount that (a) his department and (b) each of its entities (i) spent on and/or (ii) budgeted for advertising for each month between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, excluding expenditure transferred through the Department of Communications for advertising;

(2)      does such figure for each month represent the (a) total value of advertising that appeared in the media in that month, (b) amount paid in that month for advertising that may have appeared previously or (c) amount paid in advance for advertising that appeared at a later date;

(3)      in each specified case, what amount did (a) his department and (b) each of its entities spend on advertising in (i) print, (ii) radio, (iii) television, (iv) online and (v) outdoor;

(4)      in each specified case, what is the breakdown of advertising by (a) his department and (b) each of its entities in terms of (i) name of and (ii) amount spent on each (aa) publication, (bb) radio station, (cc) television station, (dd) website and (ee) billboards location in each province?NW182E

REPLY

Information regarding the question was published in the Annual Reports for 2013/14, while outstanding information would be contained in the Annual Reports for 2014/15.

 

 

Reply received: February 2015

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

69.        Mr G G Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)   What amounts have been granted by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) to (a) the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association, (b) the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association and/or (c) any other organisation purporting to represent the Cape minstrels (i) in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12, (dd) 2012-13 and (ee) 2013-14 financial years and (ii) in the period 1 to 31 January 2015;

(2)  In each case, (a) what was the intended use of the funds, (b) what was the expenditure actually used for and (c) did the National Lotteries Board (NLB) satisfy itself that the funds were properly used;

   (3)   Will the NLB make available all of the relevant documents in this regard?

According to the response received from the National Lotteries Board (NLB):

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

(i)(aa)    R0.00

(i)(bb)   R0.00

(i)(cc)    R2.5 million

(i)(dd)   R10.70 million

(i)(ee)    R36.41 million (This includes R6.25 million for Haqun and Seven Stars, two establishing NGOs that CTMCA has partnered)

(ii)         R0.00 paid to CTMCA in the period 1 to 31 January 2015. However an amount of R7.5 million was paid in July 2014, which is part of the 2014-15 financial year. This is part of the partnership grant to Haqun and Seven Stars, two establishing NGOs.

Kaapse Kloppse Karnival Association

(i)(aa)    R0.00

(i)(bb)   R0.8 million

(i)(cc)    R0.2 million

(i)(dd)   R2.01 million

(i)(ee)    R2.63 million

(ii)                     R0.00

(c) Cape District Minstrel Board

The organisation applied for a grant in March 2013. The application was declined because mandatory documents (proof of registration as a non-profit organisation; and two years’ annual financial statements) were not submitted with the original application.      

 (a) Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association

Project Number

Project

44533

Carnival

56305

Carnival

73535

Carnival (R14.59m)

Heritage Museum (R12.93m)

73656

Partnership with:

Haqun (R5.0m)

Seven Saints (R7.5m)

10% CMCA administration fee for assistance (R1.25m)

 

 

The funds were utilised for the items as listed above.

All progress reports submitted thus far show that the funds were utilised for the intended purposes.

Kaapse Kloppse Karnival Association

(a)

Project Number

Amount paid

Project

55302

R1.50 million

Festival

 

R1.00 million

Festival

44022

R1.48 million

Festival

46208

R0,53 million

Festival

 

R0,13 million

Festival

37907

R0,80 million

Festival

 

R0,20 million

Festival

(b)The funds were utilised for the items as listed above.

(c)        All progress reports submitted thus far show that the funds were utilised for the intended purposes.

Section 67 of the Lotteries Act of 1997, deals with access to information in this regard. It forbids the release of information related to grants unless the request is made by a court of law and/or the applicant consents to the release in writing.             

Reply received: February 2015

Question 67

Mr G G Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        For what reason did a certain person leave his department;

(2)        were there any disciplinary investigations against the said person either (a) before, (b) at the time of or (c) after the person’s departure;

(3)        did (a) his department, (b) the Auditor-General or (c) any other state entity recommend that the said person be considered unsuitable for employment in the public sector? NW69E

Response:

  1. The official resigned.
  2. As part of the good governance protocol of the dti, an investigation related to potential procurement irregularities was undertaken while the official was employed by the dti.
  3. The official resigned and no legally binding findings or evidence of fraud was presented in the internal report.

 

Reply received: February 2015

QUESTION 66 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

66.        Dr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

With reference to his reply to question 2249 on 11 November 2014, what expenses were incurred in (a) travel and (b) accommodation as listed in his reply 2(b)(i) and 2(b)(ii), in each case, (i) what are the full names of each person who undertook these trips and (ii) at what cost for (aa) travel and (bb) accommodation?NW68E

Reply:

The information is still being collated and would need to be audited before it is released as part of the 2014/15 auditing process. Once the process is concluded, the dti will send the information directly to the Member.

 

Reply received: March 2015

QUESTION 65 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

65.        Mr D W Macpherson (DA) to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry:

(1)        With reference to his reply to question 2249 on 11 November 2014, (a) what were the reasons for the specified person being awarded bonuses and performance payments of R1 593 288, (b) who approved the payments and (c) was he informed of the payments;

(2)        (a) what were the reasons for the payment of a R637 315 long-term bonus payment and (b) was he informed of the payment;

(3)        what qualification(s) do(es) the specified person hold;

(4)        (a) what process was undertaken in terms of recruitment for the position of CEO of the National Empowerment Fund, (b) how many applications were received, (c) what were the full names of all applicants and (d) who was (i) shortlisted and (ii) interviewed for the specified position?NW67E

This question was already answered as question 2943 in November 2014.

See the link : /files/RNW65-150224_Annexure.pdf