2017-w127 - 23 March 2017

Hildegard Sonja Boshoff to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the total number of learners in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools who fell pregnant in each province during the (aa) 2014, (bb) 2015 and (cc) 2016 school years and (b) how many of the specified learners returned to school in each year respectively and (c) how many were reported by schools to the South African Police Service for reasons related to sexual offences in each year?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Mar 2017

The responses below are provided as per:

The total number of learners in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools who fell pregnant in each province during the (aa) 2014, (bb) 2015 and (cc) 2016 school years.

(a)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)(cc)

Table 1: Number of learners who fell pregnant, by province, between 2014 and 2016

Year

Province

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade ...

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2017-w288 - 23 March 2017

Mbulelo Richmond Bara to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With regard to the claiming of concessions from her department, (a) what amount was requested and (b) what amount was actually paid for the 2015 academic year for each school in the (i) Edenvale, (ii) Tembisa and (iii) Kempton Park school districts?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Mar 2017

The response below was sourced from Gauteng Department of Education

SCHOOL NAME

(a)

Total exemption granted *

(b)

Amount actually paid

  1. (ii) & (iii)

Districts

DUNVEGAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 1 425 000

R 59 882

EDENVALE

EASTLEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 3 564 204

R 84 457

EDENVALE

EDENGLEN HIGH SCHOOL

R 2 025 300

R 68 560

EDENVALE

EDENGLEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

R 1 488 553 ...

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2017-w368 - 23 March 2017

Terri Stander to ask the Ms T Stander (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply from the Ms T Stander (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works on 23 Mar 2017

(i) The Minister of Public Works

(a) and (b) Make & Model

(c) Price

(d) Date purchased

BMW X5 F15 XDrive 4.0D

R918 459.61

12 November 2015

(ii) The Deputy Minister of Public Works

(a) and (b) Make & Model

(c) Price

(d) Date purchased

Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI

R709 484.00

21 November 2014

BMW ...

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2017-w466 - 23 March 2017

Shahid Esau to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

Whether her Department procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi, (b) the Progrssive Professional Forum, (C) the Decolonisation Fund and / or (d) Black Business Council, if not, in each case, why not, if so, what (i) services were procured , (ii) was is the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the total amount paid (v) was the purpose of the payments (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payment in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Science and Technology on 23 Mar 2017

a) No, Mr Mzwanele Manyi did not respond to any bids advertised by the department.

b) No, the Progressive professionals Forum did not respond to any bids advertised by the department

c) No, the Decolonisation Fund did not respond to any bids advertised by the department

d) No Black Business Council did not respond to any bids advertised by the department.

  1. Not applicable
  2. Not ...
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2017-w383 - 22 March 2017

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to value added tax (VAT) refunds claimed by VAT vendors but not yet refunded as at (a) 28 February 2016 and (b) 28 February 2017, (i) what is the total value of VAT refunds claimed, (ii) what is the number of VAT refunds claimed, (iii) what is the total value of VAT refunds under audit and (iv) what is the monthly age analysis by (aa) value and (bb) number of claims in each case; (2) will he make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 22 Mar 2017

The following information is submitted by the South African Revenue Service and cannot be verified by the National Treasury:

1. (a)(i) The total value of VAT refunds claimed for the period 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016 was R128, 199, 029, 418 of which R18, 132, 500, 365 was not refunded by 29 February 2016. It should be noted that the rand ...

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2017-w384 - 22 March 2017

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)With reference to diesel refunds claimed but not yet refunded as at (a) 28 February 2016 and (b) 28 February 2017, (i) what is the total value of diesel refunds claimed, (ii) what is the total number of diesel refunds claimed, (iii) total value of diesel refunds under audit and (iv) what is the monthly age analysis by (aa) value and (bb) number of claims in each case; (2) will he make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 22 Mar 2017

The following information is submitted by the South African Revenue Service and cannot be verified by the National Treasury:

1. (a)(i) The total value of Diesel refunds claimed for the period 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016 was R6, 704, 966, 735 of which R806, 047, 046 were not refunded by 29 February 2016. It should be noted that the rand value ...

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2017-w298 - 20 March 2017

Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What is the condition of the perimeter security fences around the Silvermine Military Complex in Simon’s Town, Western Cape, (b) is there any alert detection system connected to the fences, (c) is there any siren attached to the fences in the event of a breach of security, (d) are there soldiers and security guards protecting this strategic facility and (e) are there surveillance cameras monitoring this facility; (2) is she aware of any breach of security at the specified facility; if so, what directives were issued from her office in this regard; (3) did the Officer Commanding of the specified facility take all the necessary measures to address the breach of security and report it to higher authorities when he was unable to resolve it?

Reply from the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans on 20 Mar 2017

1. (a) It is in a serious state of disrepair.

(b) No.

(c) No.

(d) Yes.

(e) No.

2. N/A.

3. Yes.

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2017-w297 - 20 March 2017

Shahid Esau to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

What (a) is the strategic significance of the Silvermine Military Complex in Simon’s Town, Western Cape, to the SA Navy, (b) negative impact did the theft of cables and damage to antennae have on the effective communication with vessels at sea and otherwise, (c) maintenance and repairs took place after each incident and (d) are these reports available for inspection?

Reply from the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans on 20 Mar 2017

1. (a) The primary function of Navcomcen Cape (NCC) at Silvermine Complex is to support strategic and tactical radio communication for the SA Navy. In addition, NCC also provides strategic HF Communications to the SA Air Force (SAAF).

In order to provide these functions, NCC comprises of an Upper and Lower Antennae Farms. The lower antenna farm was destroyed by fire and the repair ...

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2017-w296 - 20 March 2017

Shahid Esau to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) How many burglaries occurred at the Silvermine Military Complex in Simon’s Town, Western Cape, since 1 January 2014, (b) what was stolen or vandalised in each instance and (c) what were the related costs of each incident; (2) whether any person was apprehended and/or arrested for any of the specified crimes; if so, what were the consequences in each case; (3) what remedial measures were put in place to prevent a future occurrence of theft and vandalism at the specified military complex?

Reply from the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans on 20 Mar 2017

1. (a) There have been two burglary incidents at the Silvermine Military Complex.

(b) In the first incident copper cables and parts of antennas were stolen and the second incident cables were stolen.

(c) Cost of stolen equipment estimated at R50 000-00 in the first incident, whilst estimated value in the second incident, still being determined.

2. Security levels were escalated in the area ...

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2017-w295 - 20 March 2017

Shahid Esau to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether the Silvermine Military Complex in Simon’s Town, Western Cape, is a national key point; if not, why not; if so, what security measures are required for such a facility; (2) whether the required security measures are in place at the specified military complex; if not, what are the (a) shortcomings and (b) challenges; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans on 20 Mar 2017

1. No, it is not a national key point.

2. The security measures in place are considerable

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