2019-w37 - 09 July 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Health

What is the total number of drug-related deaths that have been recorded (a) in each province and (b) in each of the past five financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 9 Jul 2019

(a)-(b) The table below reflects the total number of drug-related deaths in South Africa. This data has been extracted by the South African Medical Research Council from unit records of deaths provided by Statistics South Africa which is available up to 2016.

Number of registered deaths with underlying causes that is drug-related by province, 2012-2016

PROVINCE

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

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2019-w17 - 08 July 2019

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) With reference to the reply of the Minister of Police to question 3737 on 15 January 2019, (a) what are the (i) dates, (ii) details of contractors and (iii) costs of the latest renovations done at the Van Reenen Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what number of days has it been since the renovations were last done at the specified police station; (2) has the police station been without water; if so, what are the details of why the police station did not have water; (3) (a) what are the reasons for (i) there being no permanent supply of clean water to the police station and (ii) the lack of permanent water supply not being resolved and (b) what arrangements have been made to provide a permanent supply of clean water to the police station?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 8 Jul 2019

The Minister of Public Works & Infrastructure:

(a) (i) The completion date for the Van Reenen Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal was 07 November 2016.

(ii) The name of the contractor who finished the project was Emcakwini Construction & Fencing CC.

(iii) The cost of the renovation was R8 750 523.65.

(b) The number of days since the last renovation is 2 years, 7 ...

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2019-w231 - 09 May 2019

Xolani Ngwezi to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether, with reference to the President’s announcement in his state of the nation address of major technological overhaul for the South African education system which included rolling out tablets to all schools, her department is ready for this move in terms of the (a) budget, (b) teacher training and (c) provision of security at schools?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 9 May 2019

a) Readiness in terms of budget

The plan will be operationalised starting 2019 with a preparatory phase, followed by three roll out phases focusing on the provision of gadgets with pre-loaded content including, but not limited to, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) Workbooks. The three phases target firstly learners in multi-grade and rural farm schools secondly learners in quintile 1 to 3 schools ...

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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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2019-w706 - 18 April 2019

Dirk Jan Stubbe to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputy ministers (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 18 Apr 2019

(i) Since my appointment as the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, the vehicle which I have been using was purchased by the Department of Science and Technology during the 2013/14 financial year. Please refer to my reply to parliamentary question no. 361 which was submitted in March 2017. Details of the recently purchased vehicle, replacing the vehicle which was purchased by the ...

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2019-w505 - 18 April 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 18 Apr 2019

a) The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) –

(aa) does not own any properties, but is the user of properties of which the Department of Public Works (DPW) is the custodian;

(bb) 120 buildings are being rented at present.

b) The property valuations are done by the respective landlords and the DoJ&CD, as the tenant/user, does not keep that information.

c) If ...

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2019-w62 - 18 April 2019

Landulile Cathrine Dlamini to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(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 Environmental Affairs on 18 Apr 2019

(1) The Honourable Member would be aware that the question he is asking is already in the public domain including the communication between my lawyers and the Judicial Commission of Inquiry c haired by Deputy Chief Justice Zondo. The Commission has also been on record to advise that the individuals who are somehow implicated by certain witnesses at the said inquiry would also be ...

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2019-w342 - 18 April 2019

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Finance

(a) Who paid for the Nugent Commission of Inquiry Into Tax Administration and Governance by SA Revenue Service (the Commission) and (b) are the details of the amount that was paid in Rand, including remuneration of individuals and employees and cost of consumables; (2) (a)(i) what total amount and at what rate per day was Justice Robert Nugent paid for the work of the Commission and (ii) for what number of days in total and (b) on what date was his last day of remunerated work; (3) has the commission completed its work; if not, on what legal provision is the commission relying for continuing to be active at SARS after completion of its work and the submission of its final report if so, when was the last official day?

Reply from the Minister of Finance on 18 Apr 2019

1. (a) The Nugent Commission was funded by the fiscus, which is the same as other Commissions.

   (b) A total amount of R7 985 726 was spent on the Commission.

2. (a) Judge Nugent was paid in accordance with the President’s determination on remuneration of the Chairperson of the Commission. He received a total amount R816 459 for the period 1 June to ...

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2019-w554 - 18 April 2019

Joseph Job McGluwa to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) What specific maintenance has been conducted by his department at the PC Pelser Building in Klerksdorp, in the Matlosana Local Municipality, North West, (a) in each of the financial years since the 2013-14 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2018; (2) (a) which (i) departments and/or (ii) public entities occupy the specified building, (b) for each tenant (i) what is the square metre area leased, (ii) what are the annual rental fees paid and (iii) what is the total annual expenditure incurred for utilities by tenants; (3) whether his department owes the Matlosana Local Municipality any outstanding payments for (a) utilities and (b) rates and taxes; if so, in each case, what is the total outstanding amounts owed?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works on 18 Apr 2019

(a)and (b) This part of the response is being dealt with in National Assembly Parliamentary Question No. 555, which appears in the Internal Question Paper No. 7 of 08 March 2019.

The response is as per table below:

(1) (a) and (b)

a) (i) NAME OF THE COMPANY

a) (i) PROJECT DESCRIPTION

(a) (i) DATE OF APPOINTMENT

(b) (i) CONTRACT VALUE

(b) (ii ...

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2019-w429 - 18 April 2019

Malcolm John Figg to ask the Minister of Public Works

Whether any plans have been put in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape to make it safer and more user-friendly; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works on 18 Apr 2019

Yes, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has put a plan in place to upgrade the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.

The project is registered under the project name: Humansdorp Magistrate’s Office, construction of additional accommodation (Works Control System No. 044681) and it is currently in the design phase, i.e. Status 4.

The anticipated key dates for project execution ...

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