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-w818 - 19 April 2019

Cameron Mackenzie to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(a) On which date(s) was each of his department’s Acting Deputy Directors-General appointed, (b) for what period was each person appointed, (c) what are the details of each person’s (i) annual salary and (ii) annual bonus paid out in each year since each person’s appointment and (d) on what grounds were the bonuses paid in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services on 19 Apr 2019

I was advised by the department as follows:

(a)NAME OF ACTING DDG AND DATES APPOINTED

(b) PERIOD APPOINTED

(c)i ANNUAL SALARY

ADDG ICT POLICY AND STRATEGY

2017/10/01 – 2018/03/31

2018/04/03 – 2018/09/30

5 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

2017

R1,232,694

(Pay progression)

2018

R1,232,694

(cost of living adjustment still to be announced)

ADDG ISAD ...

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2018-w3402 - 21 December 2018

Hendrik Christiaan Crafford Krüger to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

(1)Whether her department is in the process of developing a National Red Tape Reduction Strategy; if not, how does her department intend to relieve the red tape burden on small enterprises; if so, (a) what is the budget allocated for the development of the strategy, (b) by what date will the strategy be implemented and (c) will she furnish Mr H C C Krüger with a copy of the draft strategy; (2) has the pilot project for the roll-out of the Red Tape Guidelines for Municipalities been completed; if not, by what date will the pilot project be finished; if so, (a) what are the details of the successes achieved in reducing red tape in each of the 12 municipalities and (b) by what date will the successful elements of the pilot project be rolled out to the rest of the municipalities in the country; (3) will she be willing to review the Red Tape Reduction Private Members Bill introduced in 2017; if not, why not?”

Reply from the Minister of Small Business Development on 21 Dec 2018

1.1 The urgent need for a National Strategy on Red Tape Reduction providing guidance on the Red Tape Reduction interventions and modalities, as well as providing a clear frame of reference on Red Tape Reduction is important.

1.2 To give immediate effect to and address this need, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has sought assistance and partnership with the Government ...

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2018-w3398 - 20 December 2018

Dennis Richard Ryder to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1)With regard to Acacia Park, Pelican Park and Laboria Parliamentary Villages, (a) what are the criteria used for qualifying and being allocated a housing unit in each village and (b) what number of housing units are (i) available, (ii) currently occupied by Members of Parliament, (iii) occupied by bona fide parliamentary employees who qualify and have been allocated a housing unit, (iv) occupied by persons who do not qualify to stay in the villages and (v) currently vacant; (2) (a) when last was an audit done on all persons having access to each park and (b) what were the findings of the audit?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works on 20 Dec 2018

(1) (a) The Parliamentary Villages in Cape Town accommodate Members of Parliament, Party Officials and Sessional Officials. Each Political Party represented in Parliament is allocated housing units for their designated Members in proportion to the number of seats the Parties hold in Parliament. Sessional Officials are Government employees who have been designated as such by the Heads of Departments for purposes of performing Parliamentary ...

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2018-w3075 - 20 December 2018

Dennis Richard Ryder to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What number of (a) Custodian Immovable Asset Management plans were submitted to the National Treasury in the 2017-18 financial year and (b)(i) buildings and (ii) land parcels are covered by the plans; (2) what number of (a) User Immovable Asset Management plans were submitted to his department in the 2017-18 financial year and (b)(i) buildings and (ii) land parcels are covered by the plans; (3) which departments (a) submitted and (b) did not submit User Immovable Asset Management plans; (4) whether any action was taken against departments that did not submit User Immovable Asset Management plans; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works on 20 Dec 2018

(1) (a) The Department of Public Works, as custodian of Government immovable assets, submitted the Custodian Immoveable Asset Management Plan (C-AMP) to the National Treasury in the 2017/18 financial year.

(b) (i) The C-AMP covered 92 593 buildings in the portfolio of the Department of Public Works.

(ii) The C-AMP covered 31 146 registered and unregistered land parcels in the portfolio of the ...

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2018-w2931 - 20 December 2018

Leigh-Ann Mathys to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works on 20 Dec 2018

(a) (i) (aa) No employees have been outsourced from private companies and or contractors by the Department of Public Works in the last three financial years and since 01 April 2018 to date.

See below for information relating to the Public Entities reporting to the Minister of Public Works:

Entities:

 

Name of Entity

(bb)

a) i)

Total No. of employees outsourced

aaa)

bbb)

Since ...

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