Questions & Replies: Police B

Share this page:
2015-06-18

THIS FILE CAN CONTAIN UP TO 25 REPLIES.

SEARCH ON THE TOPIC/KEYWORD YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BY SELECTING CTRL + F ON YOUR KEYBOARD

 

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1696

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 MAY 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2015)

1696.         Ms T Stander (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

How many arrests linked to rhino poaching have been made from 1 January 2015 to 5 May 2015 in (a) the Kruger National Park, (b) Ezemvelo, (c) the Addo Elephant Park, (d) the Eastern Cape, (e) the Free State, (f) Gauteng, (g) KwaZulu-Natal, (h) Limpopo, (i) Mpumalanga, (j) North West, (k) the Northern Cape and (l) the Western Cape?

NW1916E

REPLY:

(a)        51

(b)        12

(c)        0

(d)        0

(e)        0

(f)         1

(g)        0

(h)        46

(i)         20

(j)         1

(k)        0

(l)         0

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1691

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 MAY 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2015)

1691.         Mr M H Redelinghuys (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      Whether, with reference to the SA Human Rights Commission Report on the Investigation into Issues of Rule of Law, Justice and Impunity arising out of the 2008 Public Violence against Non-Nationals published in May 2008, his department has implemented the recommendations of the specified report; if so, (a) which recommendations have been implemented and (b) what is the intended time frame for the implementation of the remaining recommendations;

(2)      whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has created a training guideline for officers and stations by establishing a national task team of police to compile a documentary record of institutional learning during and after the May 2008 attacks on foreign nationals in consultation with the affected stations and provincial offices; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3)      whether existing orders and operational protocols used in the policing of social conflict were revised in light of the experience of station and provincial level policing during the May 2008 attacks on foreign nationals; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4)      whether the SAPS, in conjunction with the SA National Defence Force, drew up best practice guidelines for reference in the event of a future request for co-operative service in conditions of civic violence; if so, what are the relevant details;

(5)      whether the SAPS, jointly with the National Prosecuting Authority, compiled an evaluation of the 2008 joint agreement on xenophobia-related cases and the challenges in its implementation; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1911E

REPLY:

  1. Yes.

(1)(a)     Recommendations found in the following Sections of the Report: 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6 and 4.7.

(1)(b)    All recommendations were implemented.

  1. Yes, Immigration and Policing, Vol. 4 booklet developed and distributed.

 

  1. Yes, South African Police Service (SAPS) Procedure circulars 3/1/5/1/341, 48/5/2/110 and National Instruction 8/2014 circulated.

 

  1. Yes, SAPS re-established the Public Order Policing units and coordination of efforts and response through National Joint Operational and Intelligence Services (Natjoints).

 

  1. Yes, through the Natjoints dedicated Investigation Teams, Prosecutors and Court facilities put in place to respond to relevant cases generated.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1662

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 MAY 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2015)

1662.         Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      Have any (a) cases been opened or (b) investigations launched by the SA Police Service into the theft of (i) computers or (ii) electronic equipment belonging to (aa) Nedlac, (bb) certain persons (names furnished) and (cc) any other former or current senior employee(s) of Nedlac in the period between 1 January 2011 and 30 March 2015; if so, (aaa) on what date did each theft occur and (bbb) at which location(s);

(2)      whether (a) any charges have been laid and/or (b) persons have been prosecuted in connection with any such instances of theft;

(3)      whether any investigations have been launched in connection with allegations of (a) theft of (i) computers and/or (ii) electronic equipment, (b) fraud, (c) corruption and (d) maladministration;

(4)      whether these investigations revealed any allegations of (a) intimidation and/or (b) damage to property in an attempt to conceal any evidence; if so, who is alleged to have perpetrated any such act?

NW1879E

REPLY:

A reply will follow soon as investigations are still ongoing, therefore a request is hereby made for an extension of time for us to provide full details.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1661

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 8 MAY 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 13-2015)

1661.         Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      Whether the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) special audit investigation report into fraud, corruption and maladministration which was conducted by AFCA & Partners and presented to Nedlac and the Minister of Labour in November 2012, has been handed over to the SA Police Service for criminal investigation;

(2)      whether an investigation into the allegations of irregularities allegedly committed by (a) former staff members, (b) directors and/or (c) social partners has been launched; if so, (i) on which date was the investigation launched, (ii) by which department and (iii) what progress has been made in this investigation;

(3)      have any charges been brought against (a) three certain persons (names furnished) and (b) any other persons who (i) are currently or (ii) were previously involved with Nedlac, in connection with (aa) allegations detailed in the abovementioned report or (bb) any fraud or criminal activity arising from work performed at or on behalf of Nedlac in the period 1 January 2011 to 30 March 2015; if so, (aaa) when and (bbb) against whom?

NW1878E

REPLY:

A response with full details will follow soon as the investigations are still underway, therefore an extension of time is hereby requested.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1587

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 30 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 12-2015)

1587.    Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 161 on 2 March 2015, additional firearm training has been (a) determined for and/or (b) provided to SA Police Service (SAPS) members who were found not to be performing optimally; if not, why not; if so, how many SAPS members in each province have (i) participated in and (ii) successfully completed such training?

NW1741E

REPLY:

  1. Members found not competent in Firearm Training are provided with additional training as follows:

Option 1:

Members attends shooting practice, which includes the fundamentals of shooting, mentoring and coaching in competent use of a specific firearm before being reassessed for Firearm Competency. This is a continuous process until such time that the member/s is declared competent.

Option 2:

Members also have an option of attending Basic Firearm Training course to improve their Firearm competency.

Both interventions are presented at Divisional and Provincial level for members not yet competent in Firearm.

(b)(i) & (ii) for the 2014/2015 financial year members were trained and declared competent as follows:

 

PARTICIPATED AND SUCCESFULLY COMPLETED : FIREARM COMPETENCY: UNIT STANDARD 120487

PROVINCES

 PARTICIPATED

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

P COMM EASTERN CAPE

451

272

P COMM FREE STATE

636

304

P COMM GAUTENG

1432

1067

P COMM KWAZULU-NATAL

500

291

P COMM LIMPOPO

722

397

P COMM MPUMALANGA

414

393

P COMM NORTH WEST

423

158

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

540

224

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

511

297

TOTAL

5 629

3 403

As an additional to that, the following number of members attended shooting practice to prepare them for the assessment on Firearm Competency.

ADDITIONAL SHOOTING PRACTICE

PROVINCES

TRAINED MEMBERS

 

949

P COMM FREE STATE

102

P COMM GAUTENG

1 409

P COMM KWAZULU-NATAL

2 247

P COMM LIMPOPO

110

P COMM MPUMALANGA

1 197

P COMM NORTH WEST

116

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

715

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

337

Grand Total

7 182

 

It must be mentioned that as the SAPS progress in its effort to have all operational members competent in the use of firearm, the competency rate for the remaining members to be trained and assessed will become less.

 

Reply received: May 2015

 

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1550

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1550.         Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

In each province, what is the breakdown of charges against members of the SA Police Services (SAPS) (a) facing investigation and (b) who have cases for criminal prosecution (i) pending and/or (ii) before the court, (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13, (ccc) 2013-14 and (ddd) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

NW1761E

REPLY:

The information that is required is not readily available as each case must be verified before the information can be submitted.   A request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is received.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1536

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1536.         Mr B M Bhanga (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      What is the standard protective clothing and gear used by public order policing members during incidents of unrest;

(2)      is there currently a shortage of such protective gear; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1747E

REPLY:

(1)        Bulletproof, helmet, Shield and Armadillo (protective clothing).

(2)        No.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1530

 

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1530.         Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      What is the budget for the Anti-Corruption Strategy of the SA Police Service;

(2)      has the specified strategy been rolled out in every province; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will the roll-out take place; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1740E

REPLY:

  1. The SAPS currently does not have a specific line item indicating the total budget allocated to the implementation of the draft Anti-Corruption Strategy. However, the various capabilities within the SAPS that address the four pillars of the draft Anti-Corruption Strategy have budgets to finance specific elements of the draft strategy for which they are responsible, in line with their mandates.

 

  1. Despite the above, most elements of the draft Anti-Corruption Strategy continue to be rolled out in SAPS. These include:

 

  1. Creating a platform for implementing the strategy through the conducting of national criminality audit and intervention process that was designed to create a conducive environment for finalizing and implementing the Anti-Corruption Strategy.
  2. The established Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) to drive the process of institutionalising anti-corruption initiatives and other relevant matters. This structure is inclusively comprised of national, provincial and cluster management personnel to ensure proper deduction and cascading of information across the organisation.
  3. Establishing a dedicated capability within the Detective Service to conduct criminal investigations against members allegedly involved in corrupt and fraudulent activities, alongside DPCI and IPID.
  4. Establishment of the Integrity Management Service to drive the implementation of the critical elements of the strategy across the organisation.
  5. Including performance measurement relating to the timeous reporting of corruption-related activities and resolution of corruption cases as part of the SAPS Annual Performance Plan, as well as expediting departmental action against those involved in these activities. Accordingly, a directive from the office of the National Commissioner, emphasising the importance of discipline management, the processes involved and on the need to prioritise these cases, dated 28 January 2015, was circulated within SAPS.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1529

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1529.         Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

What (a) plans are in place to improve the functioning of the disciplinary system in the SA Police Service and (b) indicators will be used to monitor the system?

NW1739E

REPLY:

(a) The Service is busy with the Modernization of Discipline Management processes        which aims to overhaul the entire Discipline Management processes and includes the following:

  • Establishment of the National Disciplinary Trial Unit;
  • Promulgation of the new Discipline Regulations;
  • Standardization of Disciplinary Sanctions through Sanctioning Guidelines;
  • Procuring of a Case Management System for database management of discipline incidents.

(b)   The following indicators will be used to monitor the systems:

  • Finalization of disciplinary hearing within 60 calendar days;
  • Conduct analysis undertaken on misconduct cases, corrective measures developed and implemented;
  • Evaluate disciplinary sanctions for consistency; and
  • Capturing of all disciplinary cases on the prescribed system.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1528

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1528.    Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

What percentage of total disciplinary hearings, in each province, were generated against members of SA Police Service (SAPS) as a result of public complaints received by the SAPS (a) in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15 financial years and (b) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

NW1738E

REPLY:

 The information that is required is not readily available. The information must be obtained from all 9 provinces and therefore a request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is available.    

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1527

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1527.         Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      How many members of the SA Police Service (SAPS), in each province, have faced internal disciplinary action (a) in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15 financial years and (b) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2)      (a) in respect of each specified financial year or time period, in each province, how many such cases were (i) withdrawn, (ii) found not guilty or (iii) guilty and (b) how many of those verdicts resulted in (i) sanction(s) or (ii) dismissal in cases in which a guilty verdict was obtained;

(3)      in respect of each financial year or time period, in each province, how many of such SAPS members whose disciplinary hearings resulted in dismissals remain in the SAPS?         

NW1737E

REPLY:

    The information that is required is not readily available. The information must be obtained from all 9 provinces and therefore a request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is possible.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1526

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1526.         Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      (a) How many members of the SA Police Service (SAPS), in each province, have reported their firearm(s) as (i) stolen (aa) in the (aaa) 2004-05, (bbb) 2005-06, (ccc) 2006-07, (ddd) 2007-08, (eee) 2008-09, (fff) 2009-10, (ggg) 2010-11, (hhh) 2011-12 (iii) 2012-13, (jjj) 2013-14 and (kkk) 2014-15 financial years and (bb) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) in respect of each specified financial year or time period, how many SAPS members have (i) been charged with disciplinary action and (ii) been dismissed ;

(2)      in respect of each specified financial year or time period, in each province, (a) how many SAPS members have reported their firearm(s) as (i) lost or (ii) stolen more than once and (b) how many of these members have (i) been charged with disciplinary action and (ii) been dismissed?

NW1736E

REPLY:

The information that is required is not readily available. The information must be obtained from all nine provinces and therefore a request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is available.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1498

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1498.         Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      With regard to the anti-xenophobic campaign, We Are One Humanity, which he launched on Sunday, 19 April 2015, (a) what supply chain management processes and procedures were followed in the appointment of the persons and/or entities chosen to drive and implement this campaign, (b) which persons or entities were appointed (i) at what cost and (ii) to achieve what deliverables and (c) who or which structures were utilised in the decision making processes related to the awards;

(2)      whether the persons or entities who received the awards were on the appropriate suppliers database; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW1708E

REPLY:

(1) The campaign is being driven by the Civilian Secretariat for Police. (a) Accordingly the normal supply chain processes were followed for the launch of the Campaign and the current ongoing provincial roadshows listed as part of the campaign programme  (b) no persons were appointed though the CSP is working with the South African Police Service and a broad range of stakeholders within civil society so as to ensure maximum participation the costs of which fall within the Annual Performance Plan of the CSP and which will be reported upon when the CSP tables it Annual Report at the end of the 2015/ 2016 financial year; (c) in implementing it's APP the CSP follows it's procurement policy which is aligned to the Public Finance Management Act.

 

(2) No contracts have been awarded.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1489

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 24 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11-2015)

1489.         Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) 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 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details on the (i) investigation including a synopsis of the facts and findings of each case, (ii) persons or third parties responsible for each investigation, (iii) total cost to date of each investigation and (iv) appropriate steps taken against officials and third parties implicated of wrongdoing in the findings of the investigations?

NW1600E

REPLY:

 Due to the number of stakeholders involved as well as detailed information required the final and adequate response to this question will soon be provided and therefore an extension of time is hereby requested.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1458

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1458.      Mr T R Majola (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) 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?

NW1671E

REPLY:

(a)        In the case of a big Department such as the SAPS, quite a number of supplier invoices are paid per month.  During the 2014/15 financial year, a total of 1,613,112 invoices were paid to suppliers by the SAPS within the 30 days period. (Invoices must be paid within 30 days from date of receipt of invoice to date of payment.)

It is of importance to note that payments cannot be made merely on submission of invoices. The invoice payment process is subjected to controls as to ensure a legitimate charge against the budget of the Department. These include amongst other confirmation that services were indeed rendered, bank account verification via the Safety Web System of National Treasury and comparison between quotation, service rendered, invoice received and authorizations.

Continuous monitoring, inspections and reporting are being conducted in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance to the regulatory framework in this regard.

As on 23 April 2015, a total of 9 invoices remained unpaid on the Financial System of the Department.

(b)(i)(aa), (bb), (b)(ii)(aa) and (bb)

Contractor

Service provided

Invoice date

Reason not paid

Algoa Toyota Port Elizabeth

Spare parts

20141030

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Algoa Toyota Port Elizabeth

Spare parts

20141117

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Standerton printing works

Printing

19971215

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Autozone Vryburg

Spare parts

 

20141003

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Autozone Vryburg

Spare parts

4 invoices dated 20141016

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Autozone Vryburg

Spare parts

20141017

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Autozone Vredenburg

Spare parts

20150212

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Royal Maintenance

Cleaning

20050906

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

Autozone Oudtshoorn

Spare parts

20111125

Credit notes higher in value than invoice amount

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1422

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1422.      Mr D C Ross (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

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?

NW1635E

REPLY:

No the South African Police Service does not have a Regulatory Burden Reduction strategy in place.

We will await our principal department for guidance in this regard.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1378

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1378.      Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1)      How many members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) are (a) under investigation for criminal conduct and (b) facing criminal prosecution (i) pending and (ii) currently before court;

(2)      how many members of the SAPS have been convicted for criminal offences (a) in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(3)      in respect of each specified financial year, how many SAPS members have (a) multiple convictions and (b) been dismissed for criminal conduct?

NW1590E

REPLY:

The information that is required is not readily available as each case must be verified before the information can be submitted.   A request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is received.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1377

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1377.      Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

How many cases against members of the SA Police Service, in each province, in respect of (a) rape, (b) sexual assault, (c) sexual grooming, (d) sexual harassment, (e) incest, (f) child pornography, (g) child prostitution and (h) any other specified sexual offence (i) were (aa) reported and (bb) referred to court and (ii) resulted in conviction (aa) in the (aaa) 2011-12, (bbb) 2012-13, (ccc) 2013-14 financial years and (bb) from 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

NW1589E

REPLY:

See the link for attached Annexure. /files/RNW1377A-150505.docx

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1372

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1372.      Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

In respect of each province, (a) how many SA Police Service (SAPS) firearms were lost (i) in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) how many (i) SAPS members and (ii) operational members have been (aa) charged, (bb) dismissed and/or (cc) ordered to pay for the loss of a firearm?

NW1584E

REPLY:

  1. Firearms lost in the SAPS in the (i)(aa) 2012-13 (i)(bb) 2013-14 and (i)(cc) 2014-15 financial years per province are as per the table below. (ii) However no information is furnished as from 1 April 2015 as this is a period of less than one (1) calendar month:

 

Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Head Office

71

87

81

Eastern Cape

124

134

150

Free State

38

38

20

Gauteng

212

165

139

KwaZulu-Natal

192

166

165

Limpopo

43

45

49

Mpumalanga

43

39

45

North West

45

28

28

Northern Cape

19

8

14

Western Cape

53

63

52

Grand total

840

773

743

 

  1. Due to the nature of the information that is required we are not able to provide the details within the given time frame as the information must be obtained from the provinces.  A request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is received.

 

Reply received: May 2015

QUESTION 1371

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

1371.      Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

How many members of the SA Police Service were discharged under (a) section 35(a), (b) section 35(b) and (c) section 35(c) of the SA Police Service Act, Act 68 of 1995, (i) in the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12 (cc) 2012-13 (dd) 2013-14 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

NW1583E

REPLY:

  1.       Section 35 (a)
  1. 2010/2011                     -           17
  2. 2011/2012                     -             2
  3. 2012/2013                     -             1
  4. 2013/2014                     -             0
  5. 1 April to date   -             0
  6.       Section 35 (b)
  7. (i)         2010/2011                     -           0

    (ii)         2011/2012                     -           0

    (iii)        2012/2013                     -           0

    (iv)        2013/2014                     -           0

    (v)        1 April to date   -           0

  8.       Section 35 (c)
  9. 2010/2011                     -           0
  10. 2011/2012                     -           0
  11. 2012/2013                     -           0
  12. 2013/2014                     -           0
  13. 1 April 2015 to date -     

 

  1. Reply received: May 2015

    QUESTION 1351

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

    1351.      Mr M H Redelinghuys (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    Whether any persons were arrested during or following the protests in Cape Town central on 26 March 2015; if so, (a) how many persons were arrested and (b) on what charges were they arrested?

    NW1563E

    REPLY:

  2. No arrests were effected.
  3. Not applicable.

 

  1. Reply received: May 2015
  2. QUESTION 1317

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

    1317.      Ms T Stander (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    What was his department’s total expenditure on rhino poaching interventions in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13, (f) 2013-14 and (g) 2014-15 financial years?

    NW1526E

    REPLY

    Direct operational expenditures in this regard are:

    (a)        2008/09 Zero

    (b)        2009/10 Zero

    (c)        2010/11 Zero

    (d)        2011/12 R 1 187 951

    (e)        2012/13 R 3 394 198

    (f)         2013/14 R 86 843

    (g)        2014/15 R 3 671 362 

     

    Reply received: May 2015

    QUESTION 1311

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

    1311.    Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

  3. What number of SA Police Service (SAPS) (a) members are permanently stationed at the Op Die Berg Police Station in the Koue Bokkeveld in the Western Cape and (b) vehicles are based at the specified police station;
  4. when will the specified police station receive additional SAPS (a) members and (b) vehicles;
  5. what are the relevant details of the most recent crime statistics for this policing precinct;
  6. (4)        will the specified police station be renovated; if so (a) when and (b) what will such refurbishments entail?

    NW1520E

    REPLY:

  7. & (2) Op die Berg is a Satellite Police Station which resorts under Prince Alfred Hamlet SAPS. Prince Alfred Hamlet SAPS is 100% staffed according to the Fixed Establishment.
  8. As mentioned Op die Berg Satellite resorts under Prince Alfred Hamlet Policing precinct.  Crime Statistics for Op die Berg as appended for the financial year period 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 were obtained from the SAPS Business Intelligence System utilising the relevant block numbers.  The recent crime statistics have not been released in accordance with the Minister of Police’s policy on the release of crime statistics.
  9. (a)-(b) The Satellite Police Station is currently not prioritised for renovation.
  10.  

    Reply received: May 2015

    QUESTION 1259

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 APRIL 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

    1259.         Mr M G P Lekota (Cope) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)        Whether the National Police Commissioner has sent discharge papers to Lieutenant General Anwa Dramat offering him a severance payment of R3 million with effect from 31 March 2015 and R60 000 per month thereafter to stay home for the next 14 years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what constitutional basis was the offer made considering the court ruling limiting the way in which the Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation can be removed;

    (2)        why is he not permitting the specified person to resume his duties as the court ordered?

    NW1467E

    REPLY:

    (1)  No, the National Police Commissioner has not sent discharge papers to  Lieutenant General Dramat offering him a severance payment of R3 million with effect from 31 March 2015 and R60 000.00 per month thereafter to stay home for the next 14 years.

    The position in this regard is that:

  11. Lieutenant General Dramat through his lawyers requested the Minister of Police that he is desirous to vacate his post as the Head of the Directorate as provided for in section 17DA (4)(b) of the SAPS Amendment Act;
  12. The Minister of Police allowed the request of the employee in terms of the powers conferred upon the Minister in terms of section 17DA (4)(b) to vacate his office earlier than the expiry of his tenure for reasons which the Minister deemed sufficient.
  13. The lawyers of the Minister of Police and Lieutenant General Dramat’s lawyers agreed that he be granted permission to terminate his employment with SAPS.
  14. The Minister requested the National Commissioner to administratively facilitate the agreement reached with Lieutenant General Dramat.
  15. The National Commissioner reviewed the documentation received from Lieutenant General Dramat’s lawyers confirming the request for termination as well as the related agreement.
  16.  Lieutenant General Dramat confirmed that he requested the termination.
  17. The matter was referred to the Division Human Resource for administrative processing.
  18. Lieutenant General Dramat requested that his termination day be 31 March 2015 and the request was granted
  19.  
  20.  
  21. 2.Lieutenant General Dramat through his lawyers requested the Minister of   Police that he is desirous to vacate his post as the Head of the Directorate as provided for in section 17DA (4)(b) of the SAPS Amendment Act.
  22.  

    Reply received: May 2015

    QUESTION 1256

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER:  17 APRIL 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10-2015)

    1256.      Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (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?

    NW1359E

    REPLY:

    According to a Vulindlela report dated 2015-03-27 (a) the total number of sick leave days (temporary incapacity leave included) taken by employees within the Department for the 2013/14 financial year and (b) the total cost thereof is as follows:

  23.   1 537 499.5
  24.  R976 173 346.66
  25.  

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1247

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 9-2015)

    1247.    The Leader of the Opposition (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    With reference to his reply to question 330 on 17 March 2015, what are the (a) full names and (b) surnames of each of the 40 members of the (i) SA Police Service Counter Assault Team and (ii) Public Order Police Unit?     

    NW1456E

    REPLY:

    All SAPS members deployed as per the Minister of Police’s Question 330 on the 17th March 2015 are known and deployed by the SAPS Commanders, therefore there is no reason to reveal their personal detail.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1124

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 9-2015)

    1124.    Ms K de Kock (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (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?

    NW1289E

    REPLY:

    During 2011/2012 financial year

  26. SAPS incurred out of their official budget during (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 127.23 each day on newspapers daily and weekends to a sub-total of R25 990.02 a year.
  27. SAPS Division: HRD Academies incurred out of their semi-official budget during (aa) each month for (aaa) the same financial year R40.93 each day on 131 copies of newspapers daily and 85 copies to a sub-total of R 900.46 per month totalling R130 178.40 for the year.
  28. During 2012/2013 financial year

    (i)         SAPS incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year newspapers weekly  and  daily to a sub-total of R 256.08 a month totalling R 69 610.76 in a year.

    (ii)         SAPS Division: HRD Academies incurred out of their semi- official budget  during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 40.93 each day on newspapers daily and weekly to a sub-total of R 900.46 a month totalling R130 178.40 in a year.

    During the 2013/2014 financial year

    (i)         SAPS incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year newspapers to a sub-total of R 191.06 a month totalling R 23 296.14 in a year.

    (ii)         SAPS Division: HRD Academies incurred out of their semi- official budget during (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year newspapers daily and week-ends to a sub-total of R58.27 a month totalling R58 121.00 in the financial year

     

    During the financial year 2014/2015

    (i)         SAPS incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year newspapers weekly  daily to a sub-total of R 429.07 a month totalling R 101 173.28 in the year.

    (ii)         SAPS Division: HRD Academies incurred out of their semi- official budget during (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 98.16 each day on daily and weekends newspapers to a sub-total of R115 987.62 for the year.

     

    During 2011/2012 financial year

    (i)         Division : Corporate Communication incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R64.73 each day on newspapers during weekends to a total of R 10 672.85 a year .

     

    During 2012/2013 financial year

    (i)         Division : Corporate Communication incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 176.83 each day on newspapers during weekends and daily to a total of R 60 332.76 a year.

     

    During 2013/2014 financial year

    (i)         Division : Corporate Communication incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 74.53 each day on newspapers during weekends and daily to a total of R 10 546.02 a year .

     

    During 2014/2015 financial year

    (i)         Division : Corporate Communication incurred out of their official budget during  (aa) each month for (aaa) the financial year R 328.55 each day on newspapers during weekends and daily to a total of R 80 960.20 a year.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1089

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 9-2015)

    1089.      Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    What amount 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?

    NW1254E

    REPLY:

    Due to the nature of information that is required we are not able to provide the details within the given time frame as the information must be obtained from provinces.  A request is hereby made for an extension in order for us to provide quality and correct information as soon as it is received.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1073

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 27 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 9-2015)

    1073.    Mr L Ramatlakane (ANC) to ask the Minister of Police:

  29. Whether, in view of his reply to oral question 18 on 5 March 2015, noting that although agreements do not exist between South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, a low-level and binding police cooperation agreement does exist between the specified three countries, he has found that the police cooperation agreement could lead to a bilateral agreement between the specified three countries; if not, what steps will he take to (a) develop a plan and (b) ensure that sufficient resources are deployed to this region; if so, (i) how long will it take to finalise the relevant agreement and (ii) will the agreement enable the relevant countries to (aa) deploy resources in the prevention of rhino poaching and (bb) develop an integrated strategy to address rhino poaching;
  30. (2)  whether the Minister of each of the specified countries could be asked to sign a memorandum of understanding in the interim period with regard to effective policing?

    NW1238E

    REPLY:

  31. Yes.
  32. It needs to be emphasized that existing police Agreement in Respect of Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in the field of Crime Combating referred to in the question is an inter-governmental agreement which has been signed and ratified by Parliaments of all State Parties, including the Republic of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Agreement creates a basis upon which the police services of the Parties can cooperate with each other irrespective of whether such cooperation takes place bilaterally or multilaterally. In terms of the Agreement, provision is inter alia made for the exchange of information, joint operations, cooperation in respect of border control and crime prevention in border areas, to which the respective police services are required to give practical effect.
  33. (b)(i)     On the basis of this over-arching Agreement, a strategy is being developed between stakeholders, including the SAPS and the Prosecuting Authority.

    (ii) (aa)  The strategy is aimed at operationalizing the Agreement through the development of an operational framework which in turn will provide for the deployment of sufficient resources to affected areas.

    (ii)(bb)          The Mozambican Authorities are presently being consulted and it is expected that an operational frame work for cooperation will be formalized in the near future. The Zimbabwean Authorities will be engaged as soon as the need to develop specific operational frameworks arises.

    (2)        In view of the existing Agreement and the plans which have been devised to give effect thereto, separate Memoranda of Understanding to deal with the same issues are not considered necessary, as the day to day activities, flowing from the Agreement, are best dealt with at an operational level.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1058

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1058. Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (a) How many arrests have been made for offences connected to the illegal mining of gold and platinum group metals in each of the last three financial years, (b) for each of the aforementioned arrests, in terms of which laws were each of the specified arrests made and (c) how many convictions resulted from each of these arrests?

    NW1218E

    REPLY:

    The following arrests, convictions and laws were applied and criminal charges were brought against arrestees by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) related to offences connected to illegal mining.

    1. Financial year 2012/2013:

    (a) A total of 36 arrests were made during the 2012/2013 financial year for offences connected to the illegal mining and platinum group metals of which the following laws were applied and charges were brought against the accused:

    (b) Illegal possession of unwrought gold and precious metals related cases: Precious Metals Act. 37of 2005 Section (4) and (5),  

    Theft (Common law)

    Precious Metals and Diamond Related cases: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act. 28 /2002,

    Mine Health and Safety Act, 29/1996,

    Trespass,

    Immigration Act 13 of 2002.

    (c) Convictions

    A total of 9 convictions resulted from each of these arrests.

    2. Financial year 2013/2014:

    (a) A total of 930 arrests were made during the 2013/2014 financial year for offences connected to the illegal mining and platinum group metals of which the following laws were applied and the following charges were brought against the accused:

    (b) Illegal possession of unwrought gold and precious metals related cases: Precious Metals Act. 37of 2005 Section (4) and (5),  

    Theft common law,

    Precious Metals and Diamond Related cases: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act. 28 /2002,

    Mine Health and Safety Act, 29/1996,

    Trespass,

    Immigration Act 13 of 2002.

    (c) Convictions

    A total of 495 convictions resulted from each of these arrests.

     

    3. Financial Year 2014/2015  

    (a) The total arrest for the 2014/2015 arrest includes only reported arrest up to 2015-03-26. A total of 642 arrests were made during the 2014/2015 financial year for offences connected to the illegal mining and platinum group metals of which the following laws were applied:

    (b) Illegal possession of unwrought gold and precious metals related cases: Precious Metals Act. 37of 2005 Section (4) and (5),  

    Theft (Common law),

    Precious Metals and Diamond Related cases: Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act. 28 /2002,

    Mine Health and Safety Act, 29/1996,

    Trespass,

    Immigration Act.13 of 2002.

    (c) Convictions

    A total of 261 convictions resulted from each of these arrests.

    Summary

    A total of 1608 arrests were made during the period requested for 2012/2013 to 2014/2015 financial year. The arrest of these perpetrators resulted in the conviction of 765 for illegal mining related cases of gold and platinum group metals.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1031

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1031. Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)      With respect to the Residential Action Group in Bedfordview, what (a) has been identified as the required level of SA Police Service (i) members and (ii) vehicles necessary to police the specified area and (b) is the current shortfall of the specified SAPS (i) members and (ii) vehicles for the specified area;

    (2)      (a) how many incidents of violent crimes have been reported in the area (i) in the 2013-14 financial year and (ii) from 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what steps have been taken to address violent crime in the specified area in the (i) 2013-14 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2014?

    NW1191E

    REPLY:

    (1)(a)

     

    Members (i)

    Vehicles (ii)

    Vispol = 68

    Vispol Commander _ 1

    Shift Commanders – 4

    CSC Members – 8

    Sector Teams – 44

    Sector Commanders – 3

    Operation Commander -1

    SAP 13 – 2

    Fire arm licenses /flash – 1

    Communication -1

    Social Crime -1

    Data Capturing -1

     

    Detective = 34

    19

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    16

     

    (b)

     

    Members (i)

    Vehicles (ii)

    11 uniform members

    Shift Commanders Officers – 2

    Sector team members – 4

    Deputy sector commanders – 3

    Second hand good officer - 1

    Liquor Officer – 1

    Court members Transporting of prisoners - 2

    4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (2)(a)

     

    1. 2013/14
    1. 1 April 2014 to date

    288

    283

       

     

        (b)

    1. 2013/14
    1. April 2014 to date
    1. Sector Policing was implemented
    2. Joint crime intelligence operations Conducted weekly with other role players(Metro Police Security Companies Home Affairs)
    3. By weekly JIC meetings and planning             sessions  held by role players
    4. Awareness campaign Distribution of pamphlets domestic violence  and serious crimes
    5. WhatsApp groups formed in each sector to by CPF to share   information about    suspect vehicles, suspects, incidents, that augured in areas

     

    1. Sector Policing was implemented
    2. Joint crime intelligence operations Conducted weekly with other role players(Metro Police, Security Companies Home Affairs)
    3. By weekly JIC meetings and planning       sessions  held by role players
    4. Awareness campaign Distribution of pamphlets domestic violence  and serious crimes
    5. WhatsApp groups formed in each sector to by CPF to share information about suspect vehicles, suspects,                       incident hat augured in                              areas       

     

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1030

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1030. Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)      What process was followed in the appointment of a certain person (name and details furnished);

    (2)      whether the post was advertised; if so, (i) when was the post advertised and (ii) on which platform;

    (3)      (a) how many candidates applied for the specified post, and (b) in each case, what were (i) their qualifications and (ii) the reasons given for the appointment of the specified person over each of the other candidates;

    (4)      were members of the Pietermaritzburg cluster notified of such an appointment; if so, when?

    NW1190E

    REPLY:

    (1)        The selection and appointment process of Senior Managers in the South African Police Service is governed by the internal prescripts namely: National Instruction 4/2010- Appointment to posts on salary 13 to 15 and National Instruction 3/2005-  Assessment Centre: Salary Levels 13 to 15.

    (2)        The post of Cluster Commander: Pietermaritzburg was advertised as follows:

    (i)         on 28 November 2014

    (ii)         internally in  the SAPS through internal communication channels

    (3)        (a)        38 candidates applied for the post

    (b) (i)    the short listed candidates qualified in terms of the qualification requirements as specified in the advert.

         (ii)    the appointment was based on various selection criteria adopted by the panel. The panel was approved by the National Commissioner which comprised panel members from other provinces/divisions to ensure that the process is conducted in a fair and objective manner.

    (4)        Yes, the appointment of Major General Ngobeni as cluster commander: Pietermaritzburg was circulated via internal communication to the Deputy Provincial Commissioners, Provincial Heads, Cluster Commanders and Station Commanders , KwaZulu-Natal on 2 March 2015.

    On 3 March 2015, the Provincial Management Team personally congratulated and introduced Major General Ngobeni as Cluster Commander, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal during a management meeting which included a video conference. On the same day, the Provincial Commissioner together with her management proceeded to Pietermaritzburg, where a meeting was held with the Pietermaritzburg management cluster. Major General Ngobeni was introduced to the Pietermaritzburg cluster management at the meeting where the acting Cluster Commander was also present.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1029

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1029. Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (a) What was the total cost in legal fees accrued by the SA Police Service against a certain person (name furnished) in (i) arbitration and/or (ii) litigation in legal fees regarding the specified matter since 2006?

    NW1189E

    REPLY:

  34. The total legal costs accrued by the South African Police Service (SAPS) was an amount of R 1 369 406.62
  35. An amount of R859 395.00 was paid to Advocate De Villiers-Jansen. 
  36.  

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1028

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1028. Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)      What is the status of the two cases relating to the alleged cloning of a number plate (details furnished);

    (2)      whether a certain person (name furnished) has had any involvement with the two cases, if so, what are the relevant details;

    (3)      will two certain persons (names furnished) meet  in relation to the two cases; if so, when;

    (4)      what has been the cause for the delay in the investigation of the two matters?

    NW1188E

    REPLY:

    (1)(a)  Rosebank CAS 107/07/2014 is currently with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for decision.

    (1)(b)    Rosebank CAS 342/07/2014 is an invalid CAS no and no such case could be traced.

    (2)        No, the National Commissioner did not have any involvement with the two (2) cases.

    (3)        No, the National Commissioner will not meet with Mr Maseko in relation with the two (2) cases.

    (4)        There was no deliberate delay.  The case docket was fully investigated and submitted for decision.

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1027

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1027. Ms D Kohler (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)      (a) What was the allocated budget for the Annual Police Music and Cultural Association National Unity Festival (POLMUSCA) event (i) in the (aa) 2012-13 and (bb) 2013-14 financial years and (ii) for the 2014-15 financial year, (b) how much of the budget has been set aside for the event for the 2015-16 financial year and (c) was any special permission acquired from the National Treasury to approve the specified budgets;

    (2)      with respect to each specified financial year, whether any part of the budget consists of contributions from private sector (a) companies and/or (b) individuals; if so, what are the details of the relevant parties;

    (3)      where is the expenditure for the event disclosed;

    (4)      what were the achieved outcomes of the event in the (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14 financials years;

    (5)      what are the envisaged outcomes of the event for the 2014-15 financial year?

    NW1187E

    REPLY:

    (1)(a)     What was the allocated budget for the Annual Police Music and Cultural Association National Unity Festival (POLMUSCA) event in the (i) 2012-2013; (ii) 2013-2014; (iii) 2014-2015 financial years?

    (i)         R 3,000,000.00

    (ii)         R 3,000,000.00

    (iii)        R 4,000,000.00

     

    (1)(b)    How much of the budget has been set aside for the event in the 2015-2016 financial year?

    R 4,000,000.00

    (1)(c)     Was any special permission acquired from the National Treasury to approve the specified budgets?

    No special permission is required from National Treasury.

  37. With respect to each financial year, whether any part of the budget consists of contributions from private sector (a) companies and/or (b) individuals; if so, what are the details of the relevant parties?
  38. Private companies’ contributions do not form part of the allocated budget; the following two companies have been part of Polmusca since its inception in 1992:

    WORKERS LIFE (POPCRU)

    OLD MUTUAL

    There are no individual contributions.

  39. Where is the expenditure for the event disclosed?
  40. A detailed business plan and implementation plan is submitted annually. Once the business plan is approved, activities commence. A comprehensive report is submitted annually to the National Commissioner of Police, after conclusion of the year’s activities.

  41. What were the achieved outcomes of the event in the (a) 2012-2013; (b) 2013-2014 and (c) 2014-2015 financial years?
  42. Some of the Aims and Objectives of Polmusca, are:

  43. To promote, develop and administrate Music, Arts and Cultural activities within the South African Police Service;
  44. To support Crime Prevention initiatives through Community Policing Programmes, Community Outreach Programmes and Project Harmony;
  45. To promote unity and cross-cultural communication within the South African Police Service and the Communities we serve;
  46. To contribute to the social well-being of members and morale building;
  47. To promote and improve SAPS Community relations;
  48. what are the envisaged outcomes of the event for the 2014-15 financial year?
  49. For all three (3) financial years as per paragraph (4), the achieved outcomes were more or less the same:

    Music, Arts and Cultural activities have been promoted internally as well as externally; our SAPS Bands are performing through-out each year, not only for internal SAPS projects, but also for other National and Provincial Government Departments, NGO’s, etc.

    All SAPS Bands and Choirs are involved in Crime Prevention initiatives at schools, retirement centres, shopping malls, railway stations, etc.

    SAPS employees involved in Polmusca activities experience morale improvement and distress from the everyday reality in the workplace. Since 2014, the Arts and Cultural activities within Polmusca have been extended, attracting participation from all race groups within the South African Police Service.

    During the National Polmusca event, crime ridden areas are identified by the Provincial Management of the hosting province. Crime Prevention operations are conducted in the identified “hot spot” areas during the period when Polmusca is hosted. During these operations, interaction between SAPS management and communities take place, improving the relationship between SAPS and communities. 

     

    Reply received: April 2015

    QUESTION 1025

    DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 20 MARCH 2015

    (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 8-2015)

    1025. Mr Z N Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

    (1)      Whether the so called green card system in Sector 4, Worcester, was enabled by the local SA Police Service management; if so, (a) when and (b) why;

    (2)      whether similar green card initiatives exist in other provinces; if so, what are the relevant details?   

    NW1185E

    REPLY:

    (1)(a)    The decision was taken during a Worcester Sector 4 Sub CPF meeting    convened on 2014-07-24.

    (1)(b) This was a community driven initiative to address crime prevention supported initially by the sector commander at Worcester Police Station. In August 2014 the station Commander discovered that the SAPS logo was being misused and instructed that the cards be withdrawn with   immediate effect.

  50. No, this matter was raised during a meeting of the Portfolio Committee for Police on 11 March 2015 attended by the National Commissioner (on a different topic. The National Commissioner responded to the matter raised by the chairperson with regard to the access passes in Worcester. She mentioned that it was the belief of SAPS that every citizen had the freedom of movement. Projects of this nature may therefore not be supported or endorsed by the SAPS.
  51.