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:

EXT:

DIRECTOR – GENERAL

STATUS:

DATE:

QUESTION 1633 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STATUS:

DATE:

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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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2019-w1509 - 05 December 2019

Mntomuhle Khawula to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In light of the escalating violence against lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, has she considered advocating in Cabinet for amending the (a) existing legislation and (b) Criminal Law Amendment Act, Act 38 of 2007, to include harsher minimum sentences for corrective rape and/or hate crimes in general?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 5 Dec 2019

(a)

There is adequate legislative framework that provides protection of the human rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer, or commonly referred to as the LGBTIQ, sector. Their rights are human rights too as entrenched in Chapter 2 of the Constitution, in particular s9 (3) on the issue of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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2019-w1577 - 05 December 2019

Nazley Khan Sharif to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In each of the past four financial years, what (a) amount was spent on (i) technical assistance interventions and (ii) training by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), (b) number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were (i) assisted through technical interventions and (ii) trained by NYDA, (c) number of jobs were created by the specified SMEs and (d) number of the SMEs still exist and are still trading?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 5 Dec 2019

SMEs assisted through technical interventions and trained

Description

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

TOTAL

No. of SME’s assisted through technical assistance

7975

12 170

14 513

17 711

52 369

SME’s trained

7665

9367

7295

6231

30 558

Amount spent on technical assistance

R1 769 000

R17 182 000

R6 878 000

R8 388 000

R34 217 000

Amount ...

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2019-w1576 - 05 December 2019

Zakhele Njabulo Mbhele to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In each of the past four financial years, what (a) amount of funding was disbursed by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), (b) number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were funded by NYDA, (c) number of jobs were created by the specified SMEs and (d) number of the SMEs still exist and are still trading?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 5 Dec 2019

SMEs supported by NYDA

Description

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

TOTAL

No of SME’s funded

673

698

801

1103

3275

Amount of funding

R29 974 000

R30 486 000

R34 611 000

R58 686 000

R153 757 000

Number of jobs created and sustained

500

1728

2373

2929

7530

The NYDA conducts repaid assessments every two years and has done ...

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2019-w1697 - 05 December 2019

Luyolo Mphithi to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether, with reference to the Emergency Response Action Plan that was announced on 18 September 2019 as an initiative to ensure urgent emergency response to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) article 4, point H of the GBVF declaration speaks directly to an action plan that must accompany the National Strategic Plan, will a different action plan be developed in contrast to the emergency response assistance plan noting that the declaration was signed in March 2019?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 5 Dec 2019

a) During the process of developing a Gender Based Violence & Femicide-National Strategic Plan (GBVF NSP), an urgent need arose that required concerted, focused and results-oriented emergency interventions at all levels of society.

b) In September 2019, there was a noticeable spike in the national interest with several high level femicide cases raising awareness of the on-going scourge of violence against women.

c) The ...

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2019-w1698 - 05 December 2019

Luyolo Mphithi to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In light of the fact that the term of the Interim Steering Committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF), which was tasked to establish a permanent multi-sectoral co-ordinating structure, effectively came to an end in October 2019, (a) will the term of the Interim Steering Committee on GBVF be extended and (b) on what date will the permanent multi-sectoral co-ordinating structure be appointed?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 5 Dec 2019

(a) 

Following the Presidential Summit a proposal was tabled and adopted on 15 November 2018 to use the Steering Committee that was responsible for organising the Summit, as the core for the Interim Steering Committee.

Initially, the Interim Steering Committee deliverables were supposed to be concluded within six months in line with article 3 of the Declaration amongst other articles. The article purports for ...

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