2027-w585 - 11 April 2027

Deidre Carter to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to SA Express’ frequent use in 2016 of chartered planes provided by Solenta Aviation and SKA Aircraft Leasing amongst others to cover its route between (a) Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, (b) George and Johannesburg and (c) Kimberley and Johannesburg, what is the total amount of chartering a flight to cover an ordinary route that is supposed to be operated by SA Express; (2) Whether there is a service level agreement in place between SA Express and the specified companies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 11 Apr 2027

(1)

Solenta:

1a)

SKA:

1a)

1c)

1b)

(2) Yes there are contracts in place for both entities and the SLA’s are contained in both contracts.

Solenta: Contract Period: 01 Feb 2017 to 31 July 2017

SKA: Contract Period: 06 December 2016 to 31 March 2017

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

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2017-w750 - 06 May 2017

Pieter Van Dalen to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)With reference to the decision of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in September 2016, (a) what is the total number of lion bones that were exported from South Africa in (i) October, (ii) November and (iii) December 2016, (b) what is the total number of export permits that were granted during the specified period and (c) to whom were the permits awarded; (2) how was the proposed quota of 800 lion skeletons established; (3) (a) why are lions not listed as large predators in terms of the Threatened or Protected Species regulations and (b) what plans does she have in place to remedy the situation?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 6 May 2017

(1) (a) The following exports were endorsed at OR Tambo International Airport: (i) October – 150 skeletons, (ii) November – 84 skeletons, (iii) December – 144 skeletons.

(b) and (c) The provincial conservation departments are the issuing authorities for permits relating to the export by the private sector. The following information was obtained from the provincial conservation departments:

Province

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

GP

15 ...

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2017-w696 - 24 April 2017

Thomas Zwelakhe Hadebe to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)Did (a) his Office or (b) any entity reporting to it participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his Office or (b) any entity reporting to it participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency on 24 Apr 2017

No.

Approved / Not Approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister in The Presidency

Date

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2017-w724 - 24 April 2017

Annette Steyn to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

(1) What plant protection mechanisms has his department put in place to (a) ensure effective surveillance, (b) early detection and (c) prevention of (i) plant diseases and (ii) invasive plant pests; (2) what (a) plant diseases and (b) plant pests has his department detected through its (i) surveillance and (ii) early detection mechanisms in the past three financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION on 24 Apr 2017

1. (a) & (b) The DAFF Plant Health Early Warning Systems Division was started in 2004 with the aim to develop surveillance programs and contingency plans for the early detection of and response to plant pests that might enter the country. Pest surveillance and detection can only be achieved through species specific programs as each pest program must be adapted according to the pest ...

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2017-w409 - 24 April 2017

Ken Peter Robertson to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the (a) Nkomazi Local Municipality, (b) Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality, (c) Mbombela Local Municipality, (d) Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, (e) Nkangala District Municipality, (f) Gert Sibande Municipality or (g) Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga have ever (i) refused requests by members of the opposition to be seated together or (ii) assigned the specified members portfolios to serve on Council; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what statutory grounds did the specified municipalities rely in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

The response to the question was solicited from Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Mpumalanga Province.

Name of Municipality

(i) Whether the municipality refused requests by members of the opposition to be seated together.

(ii) Whether the municipality assigned the specified members portfolios to serve on Council.

(a)

Nkomazi

Local

Municipality

Councillors sit against their name tags which ...

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2017-w47 - 24 April 2017

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether each sub-contractor affected by the withdrawal of the contract with Siyenza Group in the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape has been paid for the work completed to date; if not (a) why not and (b) what are the relevant details; if so what amount was paid out to the specified sub-contractors to date; (2) Whether any amounts are still owed to the specified sub-contractors; if so (a) what amounts are still outstanding and (b) by when will the outstanding amounts be paid to the specified sub-contractors? NW51E

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

According to the information received from the Amathole District Municipality (ADM), the Siyenza Group was contracted to construct 66 000 Ventilated Pit Latrines (VIPs) in the financial year of 2014-2015. The Siyenza contracted suppliers to provide necessary materials to sites and local contractors to dig the pits and assemble the VIPs. This sub-contracting of work was allowed for small, developing contractors to also benefit ...

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2017-w683 - 24 April 2017

Shahid Esau to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so,(aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?;

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

1(a) (b)

The Department and its Entities did not participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017. No expenditure was incurred.

2(a) (b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb)

The Department and its entities did not participate in the auction of souvenirs ...

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2017-w350 - 24 April 2017

James Vos to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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 deputies (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

(aa) (aaa) 2014-15

Designation

a) make

b) model

c) price

d) date

(i) Former Minister Gordhan

None

None

None

None

(ii) Deputy Minister Nel

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Bapela

None

None

None

None

(bbb) 2015-16

Designation

make

model

price

date

Former Minister Gordhan

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Nel

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Bapela

BMW

X5

R962 859.61 ...

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2017-w536 - 24 April 2017

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total number of war rooms that the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Eastern Cape has instructed that must be established; (2) What are the costs associated with the (a) establishment and (b) operation of the specified war rooms?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

1. The total number of war rooms that the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in the Eastern Cape has instructed the province to establish is 600 in total. To date, 371 war rooms have been established. The table below indicates the number of war rooms established in all district municipalities in the province:

Municipality

Total number to be established

Number established ...

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2017-w338 - 24 April 2017

Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Why is Emfuleni Local Municipality paying members of Bursary and Investment committees R2 000 per meeting for traveling allowance while members of the ward committee are paid R300, even though they all come from Emfuleni?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 24 Apr 2017

According to the Emfuleni Local Municipality, the amounts in question pertain to a sitting allowance and not a travel allowance. The difference in the sitting allowance of R2000 for the Mayoral Investment Council and Bursary Committee and that of the stipend of ward committee member of R300 is based on the following:

  • The two committees play different roles and functions. The Investment and Bursary ...
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