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.

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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

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2017-w2063 - 17 August 2017

Moses Sipho Mbatha to ask the Minister of Economic Development

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entities reporting to him are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has his department or any entity reporting to him been funding them and (cc) what amount has his department contributed towards such funding?

Reply from the Minister of Economic Development on 17 Aug 2017

The Economic Development Department, Competition Tribunal and ITAC are not funding any institution of research and development either domestically or internationally. Below are details of Competition Commission and IDC funding for institutions of research development.

Competition Commission

Beneficiary Institution

Function

Period of funding

Amount

University of Fort Hare

Establishment of the University programs on Competition Law and Economics

April 2017 (valid for one year ...

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2017-w1923 - 17 August 2017

David John Maynier to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether he attended an international investor road show in April 2017 to interact with international financial institutions, international investors and ratings agencies in the United States of America (USA); if not, why not; if so, (2) (a) did (i) he, (ii) his Deputy Minister and (iii) each additional person who accompanied him on the trip travel in business or economy class and (b) what (i) are the names of each hotel(s) in which each person stayed and (ii) was the (aa) total cost and (bb) detailed breakdown of these costs in each case; (3) what was the total cost of the international investor roadshow to the USA?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 17 Aug 2017

QUESTION NUMBER: 1923 [NW2135E]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23 JUNE 2017

Recommended/Not Recommended

S Mngomezulu

Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services

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2017-w2115 - 17 August 2017

Nyiko Floyd Shivambu to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury conducted (a) any feasibility study in terms of the cost benefit impact of state-owned assets that have been sold and (b) the cost-benefit analysis for state-owned assets that the National Treasury plans to sell?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 17 Aug 2017

a) No. In September 2014, Cabinet approved a support package to be provided to Eskom. Amongst other elements, the support package included an allocation of R23 billion to Eskom which was to be funded through the sale of non-strategic assets. The main purpose of the allocation was to ensure Eskom’s sustainability, energy security and ultimately to ensure economic growth. At the time, Eskom ...

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2017-w2207 - 17 August 2017

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

When will SA citizens who have been legally naturalised be able to apply for and receive their ID smart cards?

Reply from the Minister of Home Affairs on 17 Aug 2017

The Department continues to rollout the issuance of smart ID Cards in a phased- in approach. The process of expanding the Live Capture footprint and the verification process of the records for naturalised citizens are ongoing as are the system upgrades which will make provision for this category of applicants. Upon determination of adequate footprint and system status readiness, the Minister will make an ...

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2017-w2129 - 17 August 2017

Mohammed Haniff Hoosen to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 1446 on 21 June 2017, she will table the copies of letters of formal renunciation of citizenship in reply to this question; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Home Affairs on 17 Aug 2017

The Minister will not table copies of letters of formal renunciation of citizenship as there is no provision in legislation that compel the South African citizen to do so; furthermore, there is no reason to do so as South Africa permits dual citizenship.

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2017-w2128 - 17 August 2017

Chantel King to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(a) What is the reason for the closure of her department’s offices in Sterkspruit and (b) by what date will these offices reopen?

Reply from the Minister of Home Affairs on 17 Aug 2017

a) The reason cited by the Department of Labour for the closure of office, is: “The structure poses danger to the person occupying the building”. For your ease of reference, the notice from Department of Labour is appended herewith.

b) The Department is in no position to confirm the anticipated date of the office re-opening as this is a process wholly dependent on the ...

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2017-w2025 - 17 August 2017

Natasha Wendy Anita Mazzone to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What (i) programmes, (ii) bursaries and (iii) scholarships is each state owned entity involved in to develop and provide careers for the youth in our country and (b) for each state owned entity reporting to her, what (i) amount was allocated for each type of support and (ii) number of youth has been brought through the system in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 17 Aug 2017

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(a)

(i)

None

 

(ii)

Bursaries for B.Sc. Mine Engineering and Geology

 

(iii)

None

     

(b)

(i)

(aa)

R 640 101

   

(bb)

R 600 000

   

(cc)

R 519 870

       

 

(ii)

(aa)

4 Students

   

(bb)

4 Students

   

(cc)

5 Students

       

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(a)

(i)

Maths and Science enrichment programme

 

(ii)

Engineering related (Electronic, Mechanical, Industrial, Software, computer & Mechatronics)

 

(iii)

n/a ...

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