2021-w2066 - 20 October 2021

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1)       (a) What is the total amount of Lotto funds that were allocated via the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to Basketball SA in each year since 2014, (b) on which programmes was the funding spent, (c) who and/or which entity administered the funds, (d) how was reporting and/or accounting for the money spent conducted, (e) what total amount is not accounted for and (f) what is the name of each person who was implicated in each case; (2) whether there has been any consequence management regarding the commissioned forensic audit into the affairs of Basketball SA and the mismanagement of Lotto funds; if not, why not; if so, what (a) steps have been taken to retrieve the money and (b) action has been taken against persons involved in the mismanagement of funds and/or criminal conduct?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 20 Oct 2021

The response from SASCOC to question no. 2066 is taking longer than anticipated. As a result, we are still waiting for a substantive response, once it has been provided my office will certainly forward it for your attention.

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2021-w2090 - 20 October 2021

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether his department will provide a (a) list of all the (i) sport and recreation facilities and (ii) heritage sites that were built and/or renovated by his department within the past 10 years and (b) status update report on all stadiums constructed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in each province; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2). what (a) total number of stadiums in communities in general in each province are not in use and (b) are the reasons in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 20 Oct 2021

At the moment, we are busy compiling and verifying the accuracy of the information to my department by various entities across the country. Once that process is done, we will provide the Honourable Member with the proper response.

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2021-w2200 - 27 September 2021

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether he has found that his department is ignoring the findings of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition concerning the SA Music Industry Council that breached the Memorandum of Agreement, and therefore signalling that government departments are not working together and/or undermining each department’s authority; if not, what is the basis for such, where public funds are irregularly spent without accountability or even an attempt to recoup the funds; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

The Department was not aware of any agreement between the Department of Trade and Industry with SAMIC.

This challenge is largely due to the lack of a centralised Government wide database of defaulting beneficiaries, so that we are able to identify and isolate them until they comply with all prescripts of the contracts without fail.

Internally, the Department’s Legal Unit has initiated a recovery ...

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2021-w2091 - 27 September 2021

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). (a). What is the time frame for the Chairperson of the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) Audit and Risk Committee and (b) how long has the current chairperson been in the position; (2). whether the specified position has been advertised every three years; if not, why not; if so, (a)(i) where and on (ii) what dates, (b) what was the total number of applications .and (c) who did the interviews; (3) whether he has found it good governance practice for a chairperson to serve for three consecutive terms in one institution; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4). whether the current chairperson (name furnished) is a government employee at Treasury Northern Cape and being remunerated for it; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, does the policy permit for this; (5). (a) has the institution ever received a clean audit under the watch of the specified chairperson and (b) what was the role of the Chairperson of the PACOFS Audit and Risk Committee with regard the implementation of the recommendations of the Morar forensic investigation report which was completed in 2018? NW2372E

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

1. (a) The time frame for the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee is 3 years, which can be renewable for another 3-year term as provided for in the Audit and Risk Committee.

(b)The Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee has served for a period of 5 years, and he is serving his second and final term.

(c) He was re-appointed unanimously ...

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2021-w2130 - 27 September 2021

Denis Joseph to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What support is his department providing for the first officially recognised Tana Baru Muslim Cemetery in Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, given its national heritage status?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

The Tana Baru Muslim Cemetery is managed by a private entity (The Tana Baru Trust) and as such do not receive any direct financial support from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture.

The Tana Baru Muslim Cemetery falls under the conservation framework laid out in Section 27 of the National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999). This ensures that the site will ...

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2021-w2255 - 27 September 2021

Pebane George Moteka to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What assistance will his department give to the Sekhukhune District, which currently boasts two professional soccer clubs, to ensure that they have a football facility, which is in accordance with professional soccer league standards?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

The provision of Sports facilities is the constitutional responsibility of Local Government. Be that as it may, through the intervention of  the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the following Municipalities in Sekhukhune District were recommended to benefit from  the ring-fenced MIG allocation: 2016/17 Elias Motswaledi LM benefited R10 000 000 (10 Million Rands) for upgrading of Tlogotlou Stadium and the project is completed and was handed over ...

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2021-w2236 - 27 September 2021

Tsepo Winston Mhlongo to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether, with reference to the policy conference of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) held in KwaZulu-Natal from 11 to 13 December 2020 and from which many national and provincial CCIFSA sector leaders and representatives distanced themselves publicly, he has found that the conference was held in accordance with applicable legislation and/or policy directives and therefore legitimate; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

In our view, the conference was successful and hosted in accordance with applicable legislation based on one of the resolutions taken at an elective conference in Mpumalanga.

It was also attended by at least representatives from eight Provinces with the exception of the Free State Province.

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2021-w2235 - 27 September 2021

Tsepo Winston Mhlongo to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). Whether the current leadership of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) has received the audited financial statements from the previous CCIFSA leadership; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2). whether he has found that the audited financial statements were satisfactory; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2539E

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

1. The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) has always been managed as an independent institution from DSAC given the manner in which it was formed and registered. The Companies Act provides for the business and affairs of a company to be managed by, or under, the direction of its board and the Act also puts a legal duty to Directors ...

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2021-w2232 - 27 September 2021

Tsepo Winston Mhlongo to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(a). What amount did Cricket South Africa receive from the National Lottery Council in the past five years and (b) how was the money spent for the disadvantaged communities (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

Cricket South Africa in its response indicated that;

a) The total funding received from the National Lotteries Commission between 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020 is R2,5m.

A 100% of this funding was applied for the promotion of cricket amongst the groups designated as previously disadvantaged. The R2.5m breakdown is as follows;

(i) and (ii)

In 2017 no funds were received

In 2018 ...

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2021-w2252 - 27 September 2021

Makosini Chabangu to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). What steps has he taken to address the many allegations of racism within professional cricket that have been aired over the past month; (2). whether he has engaged with Enoch Nkwe, the former assistant coach of the national cricket team, who resigned citing a toxic working environment as the reason for his resignation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 27 Sep 2021

In its response CSA indicated the following;

1. CSA launched a Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) process, headed by Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza SC (Office of the Transformation Ombudsman – OTO). Part of the process has included having public hearings where different individuals and stakeholders made oral and written submissions. CSA supports this independent process and is eagerly awaiting the report and its recommendations ...

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