2019-w133 - 14 February 2019

Hlomela Bucwa to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by her department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on 14 Feb 2019

Honourable Member, I am not aware of any provision in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook which caters for Departments to incur travel expenditure for former Ministers and their spouses, Deputy Ministers and their spouses, Ministers’ widows or widowers and Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers. Travel privileges for former Members of Parliament are administered and paid for by Parliament.

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2019-w60 - 14 February 2019

Ngwanamakwetle Reneiloe Mashabela to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1)Whether she has been informed that she has been implicated in testimony made under oath and in written documents by Mr Agrizzi at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo; if so, were the allegations made by Mr Agrizzi in respect of her true; (2) whether she declared any financial or material gifts from Bosasa as required by the Executive Members’ Ethics Act, Act 82 of 1998; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on 14 Feb 2019

(1) I wish to inform the Honourable Member that I was not implicated in a testimony made by Mr Agrizzi to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to Inquire into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Mr Agrizzi stated during his testimony that he was told that I, among ...

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2019-w81 - 14 February 2019

Dean William Macpherson to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)What (a) is the current status quo of the negotiations with a certain company to transfer or sell Ekandustria Industrial Park to the Gauteng provincial government and (b) total (i) amount has the specified company spent on Ekandustria in terms of maintenance and security and (ii) number of jobs have been lost in Ekandustria in the past three financial years; (2) what (a) is the total number of factories in Ekandustria and (b) number of the specified factories have been operational in the specified financial years; (3) whether all properties in Ekandustria have been recorded in an asset register and were physically verified; if so, what total revenue amount was earned from properties in Ekandustria in the past three financial years; (4) whether the specified company can confirm what total amount is owed to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality for electricity and water for the past three financial years; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (5) what total amount has his department made available to the company for the revitalisation of Ekandustria in the specified financial years?NW86E

Reply from the Minister of Trade and Industry on 14 Feb 2019

a) The Industrial Park is owned by Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA), an entity of the Mpumalanga Provincial Government.

(b) The Industrial Parks Revitalization Program at this stage caters for the revitalization of the state owned industrial Parks. The first phase of revitalization for Ekandustria covers the following:-

(i) 6 000m2 of Roofing

(ii) Installation of 2km invisible fencing

(iii) Revitalization of Waste Water ...

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2019-w48 - 12 February 2019

Nokulunga Primrose Sonti to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What percentage of seeds that were provided by his department to farmers were genetically modified seeds in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION on 12 Feb 2019

The department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries is currently gathering the required information from the provincial departments of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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2019-w47 - 12 February 2019

Mogamad Nazier Paulsen to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What extent of hectares of land were used for (a) poultry farming, (b) cattle farming, (c) sheep farming, (d) grain farming, (e) fruit farming and (f) vegetable farming in 2017?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION on 12 Feb 2019

NB – A consolidated report on fruit and vegetable farming is being consolidated with the help of provincial departments

Enterprises

Ha used /covered during 2017/18 FY

(a) poultry farming,

Layers

54545.45

Breeders

10.00

Broilers

839.21

Total

55394.67

   

(b) The table indicates all livestock on range i.e. cattle, sheep and goats. The numbers were captured for extensive production systems (source ...

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2019-w32 - 12 February 2019

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Finance

Has any (a) municipality, (b) state-owned entity and (c) department opened an account or deposited money in any other mutual bank other than the VBS Mutual Bank during the period 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (i) who opened such accounts or deposited money in a mutual bank, (ii) what amount was deposited in each case and (iii) in which mutual bank was the money deposited?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 12 Feb 2019

a) According to information at our disposal there are only two other mutual banks operating in South Africa which are:

(i) GBS Mutual Bank; and

(ii) Finbond Mutual Bank.

There are no records of any municipal investments for 01 January 2009 to 30 June 2014. Based on municipal reports submitted to the National Treasury from 01 July 2014 to December 2018, there were no ...

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2019-w148 - 12 February 2019

Werner Horn to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Trade and Industry on 12 Feb 2019

(a) (i) (ii) (b) (i) (ii) (c) (d) (i) (ii)

the dti did not incur any expenditure relating to travel privileges as contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook for former Ministers, Deputy Ministers, their spouses, widows or widowers in the past five financial years.

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2019-w49 - 08 February 2019

Leigh-Ann Mathys to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION

What (a) are the names of farmers who are subsidised by the State, (b) is the location of each farm that is subsidised, (c) does each farm produce and (d) is the monetary value of each subsidy?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION on 8 Feb 2019

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries does not own land but administers it on behalf of the Department of Public Works. The land is leased to prospective producers as per prescripts defined and agreed to. The implementation of assistance to prospective producers is based on a grant system and thus does not conform to the definition of subsidising production or initiation of production ...

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2019-w3903 - 03 January 2019

Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 3 Jan 2019

The National Department of Health implemented Resolution 1 of 2012 on 01 August 2012. One hundred and twenty-four (124) Assistant Director posts were upgraded from salary level 9 to salary level 10 and ninety-seven (97) Deputy Director posts were upgraded from salary level 11 to salary level 12.

With regards to the entities, the following table reflects the information in this regard:

Table 1 ...

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2019-w3890 - 03 January 2019

Mogamad Nazier Paulsen to ask the Minister of Health

What number of new additional ambulances is his department planning to allocate for the use of each provincial health department in 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 3 Jan 2019

The National Department of Health does not allocate ambulances to provinces. The provinces themselves budget and purchase ambulances according to the availability of their resources. The table below shows the situation per province.

Table 1.

PROVINCE

NUMBER OF AMBULANCES

Eastern Cape

142

Free State

50

Gauteng

200

KwaZulu-Natal

67

Limpopo

50

Mpumalanga

17

North West

60

Northern Cape

30

Western Cape

There have been ...

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