2028-w477 - 29 March 2028

Deidre Carter to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, given that executive political office bearers of the State change from time to time, he would make a policy directive to end the practice of adorning government buildings with portraits of the President, Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the respective departments and that the Coat of Arms of the Republic is utilised instead?

Reply from the President of the Republic on 29 Mar 2028

The suggestion will certainly be given consideration. The views of various stakeholders will be sought.

Among others, this will include the Government Communications and Information System and State Protocol, who produces guidelines for the display of portraits of members of the executive in government buildings.

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2027-w3743 - 12 December 2027

Pebane George Moteka to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply from the Minister of Sport and Recreation on 12 Dec 2027

The last time the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa utilized the services of the said company was in the 2007/08 financial year. During that financial year the Department had paid an amout of R7 015 183-92, with outstanding invoices amounting to R1 461 324-69 being settled the following finacial year.

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2027-w1633 - 27 June 2027

Mbulelo Richmond Bara to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

What amount has each public (a) university and (b) technical and vocational education and training college spent on security services in each of the past ten financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education and Training on 27 Jun 2027

The Department does not keep records of detailed expenditure information for universities or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. This information is not included in the annual reports submitted to the Department.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 1633 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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2027-w932 - 05 May 2027

Fikile Zachariah Majola to ask the Minister of Public Service and Administration

(1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) Have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply from the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 5 May 2027

DPSA

  1. The Department of Public Service and Administration (a) does not have a chief executive officer position, (b) the chief financial officer position is filled (c) does not have a chief operating officer position
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent Constitutional body, and its budget is appropriated via the Minister of Public Service and ...

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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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2020-w601 - 09 July 2020

Patrick Sindane to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What number of evictions took place from housing provided by her department in the Republic since the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, announced the official lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus and (b) where did each eviction take place; (2) whether all evictions were legal with clear court orders indicating the date on which the order to evict was granted; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether she will take action against all municipalities or persons who conducted the specified evictions since the evictions constitute the deliberate violation of the lockdown regulations?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 9 Jul 2020

(1) My department has advised me, after consulting with all provincial Human Settlements Departments that since the commencement of the national lockdown on 26 March 2020 to date, no evictions were executed against persons and or households who are beneficiaries of houses that have been provided by the National Department of Human Settlements.

(2) & (3) Fall away

 

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2020-w1363 - 09 July 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

With reference to the Services Sector Education and Training Authority Services (SETA) Programme on Plumbing and Bricklaying running in Aberdeen that undertook to pay a stipend of R2,500 per month until September 2019 and thereafter R3,500 per month, what action can be taken against the service provider who has failed to meet the services SETA payment obligations for the months of July 2019 to December 2019 and from March 2020 onwards and for underpaying in January 2020 and February 2020 to one specific learner (name and details furnished) who despite numerous attempts at resolution, continues not to perform in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology on 9 Jul 2020

The explanation received from the Services SETA is that the payment of stipends is based on attendance registers submitted by the training provider and/or host employer.  Accordingly, Mr Lizo April was paid as follows:

Period: July 2019 – December 2019

The learner was paid a stipend for each month, except for the months of September 2019 and November 2019 where attendance could not be ...

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2020-w1322 - 08 July 2020

Annette Steyn to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the (a) average number of days taken to process (i) diagrammes, (ii) sectional plans and (iii) general plans within her department and (b)(i) current vacancy rate in the directorate responsible for the specified matters within her department and (ii) reason for the specified vacancy rate?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 8 Jul 2020

(a) (i) 14 working days.

(ii) 14 working days.

(iii) 14 working days.

(b) (i) Vacancy rate as per PERSAL report is 11%.

(ii) Reasons for vacancy rate are:

    • resignations, retirement and dismissals;
    • lack of funding; and
    • shortage of specialized skills in the market.

 

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2020-w1028 - 08 July 2020

Hannah Shameema Winkler to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What is the motivation behind the amendment to the Meat Safety Act, Act 40 of 2000, to include threatened species in Schedule 1(2) for slaughter, consumption, sale and export?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 8 Jul 2020

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) initiated and gazetted the draft proposed amendment to Schedule 1 of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000) hereinafter referred to as “the Act”, in order to curb unsustainable wildlife hunting for “bushmeat” and to ensure that where slaughtering or hunting for either consumption, or sale for local or export trade ...

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2020-w1277 - 08 July 2020

Adrian Christopher Roos to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

With regard to the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, No 54 of 2003 (SDI Act), (a) why was the SDI Act omitted under the Legislative Mandates of her department’s 2020-21 Annual Performance Plan for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development and (b) with no mention of the SDI Legislation under Part C: Institutional Performance Programme information and Programme 6: Land Administration making no reference to Spatial Data Infrastructure nor the statutory body appointed by her to deliver the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure, where does the South African Spatial Data Infrastructure function sit?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 8 Jul 2020

a) The omission of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (Act 54 of 2003) in the 2020 / 21 Annual Performance Plan (APP), was due to an administrative oversight and is being rectified in the revision of the APP of the Department which is currently being finalized.

b) The administrative functions with regard to the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (Act 54 of 2003) and the South ...

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