2019-w198 - 03 September 2019

Liezl Linda van der Merwe to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) is the current total number of unemployed social work graduates nationally and (b) plans are in place to ensure that the social work graduates are employed without further delay?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 3 Sep 2019

(a) The current number of unemployed social work graduates nationally is 7 583. This number is inclusive of graduates who were funded through the scholarship programme and those who paid their studies through varied other means.

(b) The department will utilize savings form the 2019 MTEF social work scholarshio training allocation to facilitate the appointment of 190 social work graduates by provincial department of ...

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2019-w350 - 03 September 2019

Liezl Linda van der Merwe to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With regard to the announcement by the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, that her department will receive R50 million from the Criminal Assets Recovery Account to strengthen civil society organisations working in the victim empowerment field, (a) which civil society organisations have been earmarked for the specified funding and (b) what amount in funding assistance will each specified organisation receive; (2) whether she intends to allocate any monetary amount towards the payment of social workers to ensure that no social worker working at a civil society organisation will earn less than the minimum wage?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 3 Sep 2019

(1)(a) A call for proposals will be advertised for all Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Victim Empowerment Sector and those that are eligible will be considered. (b) the total amount of R40 million is allocated for transfers to CSOs which render services to victims of crime in all nine provinces. The specific allocation to individual organisation will be determined by the proposals ...

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2019-w630 - 02 September 2019

Brian Sindile Madlingozi to ask the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture”

(1) What (a) total amount has (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply from the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture” on 2 Sep 2019

The officials are busy collating data to make sure that the Hon. Member is given an accurate information. As soon as that process is done I will forward the Honourable Member the required information.

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2019-w221 - 30 August 2019

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What (a) is the incidence level as a percentage of mineworkers of (i) pneumoconiosis and (ii) silicosis in South African mines, (b) steps is his department taking to reduce the incidence levels of these occupation related diseases and (c) is the trend of the specified diseases in the mining sector over the past 10 years?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on 30 Aug 2019

(a)(i) The incidence level as a percentage of mineworkers with pneumoconiosis is 0.01 % reported from the 2017 annual medical reports and 0,00% in 2018.

(a)(ii) silicosis is 0.13% in 2017 and 0.09% in 2018.

(b)The department has carried focused audits and inspections on airborne pollutants in all the regions. The department has reviewed the Guideline on Airborne ...

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2019-w375 - 30 August 2019

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 30 Aug 2019

(a) Number of international trips planning to undertake in 2019-22

Government is currently in the process of concluding MTSF and MTEF 2020 -2025, once this is concluded the department will conclude its plans and budget.

  1. N/A
  2. N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

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2019-w290 - 30 August 2019

Tandi Gloria Mpambo-Sibhukwana to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 30 Aug 2019

(a) The total amount that is budgeted for the Ministry is per Annual Performance plan approved by Parliament

(b) The proposed staff establishment of the Office of a Members Administrative staff is informed by the Guide for Members of the Executive as approved by the President with effect from 8 June 2019.

(b)The (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv ...

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2019-w385 - 28 August 2019

Annette Steyn to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural DevelopmentQUESTION

(1) What (a) number of investigations undertaken by her department are currently underway and (b) are the reasons for each specified investigation; (2) whether she will make the reports of each investigation public; if not, why not; if so, by what date? NW1357E

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural DevelopmentQUESTION on 28 Aug 2019

AGRICULTURE

1(a) Cabinet invoked Section 100 (1) of the Constitution of South Africa on the Provincial Administration of the North West Province in May 2019. President Ramaphosa then established an Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT), chaired by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to address matters relating to the administration in North West. The IMTT was supported by the Technical Task Team (TTT) comprising of Directors-General (DGs ...

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2019-w380 - 27 August 2019

Adrian Christopher Roos to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What (a) number of asylum seekers have currently been awaiting an interview with a refugee status determination officer (RSDO) for more than (i) 30 days and (ii) 90 days and (b) is the average waiting time, in number of days, between the time that an application for an appointment with an RSDO is lodged until the interview takes place for all current asylum seeker applications?

Reply from the Minister of Home Affairs on 27 Aug 2019

a) (i) The total number of asylum seekers registered on the Departmental system with an active section 22 permit waiting an interview with the RSDO for more than 30 days but less than 90 days is 516.

(ii) The total number of asylum seekers with an active section 22 permit awaiting an interview with the RSDO for more than 90 days is 2503.

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2019-w305 - 23 August 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What has he found were the reasons for not reporting on the 2018-19 Fourth Quarter expenditure; (2) whether the Railway Safety Bill has been submitted to Cabinet in the past five years; if so, (a) on what date was it submitted and (b) what was the outcome or decision in this regard; (3) whether any legislation on railway safety is currently being developed; if so, (a) on what date did work on the specified legislation start, (b) at what stage of development is the legislation in each case and (c)(i) which of the legislation have been assigned to external contractors and (ii) at what cost in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 23 Aug 2019

1. During the Fourth Quarter of the 2018-19 financial year there were no expenditure incurred on the development of the Rail Safety Bill and therefore there was no reporting.

2. The Railway Safety Bill was submitted to Cabinet (a) on 7 February 2018 and (b) approved for public consultation.

3. (a) Work on the development of the Railway Safety Bill commenced on 15 September ...

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2019-w353 - 21 August 2019

Annerie Maria Magdalena Weber to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 21 Aug 2019

(a)(i)(ii)The official international trips that the Minister and her deputy might undertake in 2019-22 depends on, as and when the Department of Basic Education receive an invite, the invitation is then assessed and accepted subject to the president’s approval, or declined if it’s of little value to the department for consideration.

(b)(i)(ii)(iii) Dependant on (a) above ...

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