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.

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

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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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2019-w1298 - 17 December 2019

Andrew Grant Whitfield to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What number of (a) SA Police Service (SAPS) members and (b) their immediate family members are doing business with the (i) SAPS and (ii) entities reporting to him, where doing business includes the direct awarding of tenders and/or SAPS members being directors and/or members of companies directly doing business with SAPS and/or entities reporting to him as at the latest date for which information is available,(2) what (a) is the monetary value of and (b) are all relevant details of the services rendered and/or goods delivered in terms of the top 20 of the specified contracts, where top 20 refers to the biggest monetary values within the past five financial years;(3) what number of SAPS members doing business with SAPS or entities reporting to him declared a conflict of interest during the bidding or tender process of the specified contracts within the past five financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Police on 17 Dec 2019



(1)(a)(i) A total of 99 South African Police Service (SAPS) officials, were found to be doing business with the SAPS, from 2014 to 2019.

(1)(b)(i) A total of 101 family members, were found to be doing business with the SAPS, from 2014 to 2019.

(1)(a)(b)(ii) For reply by the entities, who report to the Minister of Police ...

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2019-w1483 - 11 December 2019

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)Whether she has found that (a) it would be just to allocate 15% of the profit to principal performers in accordance with clause 7.2.1 of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Freelance Contract and (b) principal performers are often a group of five or more individuals who have to share 2% of the profit; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether actors have requested the specified 15% in terms of clause 7.2.1 of the SABC Freelance Contract through the SA Guild of Actors, which is the only representative organisation for actors in the Republic; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2751E

Reply from the Minister of Communications on 11 Dec 2019

I have been advised to by the SA Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

1a) It would not be justifiable to pay 15% if there was just one sale.

b) The 2% is paid when there is no prior agreement in place, this percentage has now been increased to 5% for productions on the Encore channel.

2) The SABC has no knowledge of actors requesting 15 ...

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2019-w1484 - 11 December 2019

Zakhele Njabulo Mbhele to ask the Minister of Communications

With reference to determining net profit of a commercial script, why does the SA Broadcasting Corporation insist on deducting fees paid to contract writers as if it is a royalty fee paid to a copyright owner?

Reply from the Minister of Communications on 11 Dec 2019

I have been advised by the SA Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

The fees received by Script Writers are contract fees for the writing of the scripts, not “royalties” as the writers are commissioned to produce an SABC owned script. However, the writer’s fee is currently deducted from the sales amount when calculating the producer’s portion as part of the administrative process. However ...

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2019-w1656 - 11 December 2019

Chantel King to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What (a) amount was budgeted for the Ibika Campus of the Walter Sisulu University for student accommodation in the 2017-18 financial year and (b) is the status of accommodation for students at the specified campus in Butterworth?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology on 11 Dec 2019

a) The Department of Higher Education and Training allocated an amount of R100 million to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) during the fourth Infrastructure and Efficiency Grant funding cycle (2015/16 to 2017/18). Allocations were given for infrastructure projects on the Queenstown, Ibika-Butterworth and Nelson Mandela Drive Campuses. R82 million was budgeted for the construction of a new 200-bed student residence at the Ibika ...

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2019-w1675 - 11 December 2019

(narrative) to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology

What (a) amount does the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allocate to each individual student for text books in each year, (b) is the total annual amount for each academic year since 1 January 2016 respectively that had been allocated by NSFAS nationally for text books for students and (c) is the projected amount allocated for text books for students by NSFAS for the 2020 academic year?

Reply from the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology on 11 Dec 2019

a) Effective from 2018 for first time entering university students (FTENS) that qualify for the DHET Bursary (combined gross family income of R350 000 per annum), the learning materials allowance (sometimes referred to as a book allowance) was standardised and capped as follows:

2018 – R5 000

2019 – R5 000

For the DHET Grant continuing students (combined gross family income of R122 000 per annum ...

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