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.

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QUESTION 1633 APPROVED/NOT APPROVED/AMENDED

Dr BE NZIMANDE, MP

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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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

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2020-w2085 - 18 September 2020

Magdalena Duduzile Hlengwa to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether, given that not much has changed between this year and the last in terms of the gender-based violence (GBV) cases reported in the Republic, her Office has taken any additional steps at monitoring incidents of GBV in order to protect the most vulnerable members of society, which is also aimed to yield different results; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 18 Sep 2020

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a social ill which continues to plaque South Africa and Government and civil society have to remain committed to making our country safe for women across ages, gender and sexual identities, disability and geographic location. Cases of GBV are reported to service delivery departments such as the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Social Development.

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2020-w2013 - 18 September 2020

Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is currently engaged in any process of insourcing security personnel; if so, what is the total number of (a) security personnel to be insourced and (b) the existing security personnel that will be insourced?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 18 Sep 2020

a) The number of security officers to be insourced are 3100; and

b) The existing number of insourced security officials are 2420.

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2020-w1065 - 18 September 2020

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department has taken into account that due to more movement under alert level 3 and the increased number of commuters who will be using the extremely limited public transport system, the percentage limits on buses and taxis remain the same and yet only one train line has been opened in each area with Metrorail; if so, has (a) he found that the percentage limits and limited train lines will meet the transport needs of commuters and (b) the cost discrepancy between taking the subsidised bus and/or train versus the unsubsidised taxis been considered, especially since the poorest members of the public make up the bulk of commuters?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 18 Sep 2020

a) In Alert level 3 taxis and buses were allowed to carry 100% of their licensed capacity, there were no limitations.

PRASA resumed its Metrorail Operation on 01 July 2020, in all Regions (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng) in line with the level 3 lockdown regulations, governed by the risk adjustment strategy implemented by the Government in an attempt to limit ...

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2020-w1968 - 17 September 2020

Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks to ask the Minister of Health

Whether, in light of the concerns he raised on the harmful effects of alcohol, he will consider moving for an alcohol tax to fund the impact of alcohol on the budget of his department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, can such funds be used to build treatment centres, especially for use over weekends?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 17 Sep 2020

The proposal of using taxes from alcohol to fund healthcare services is referring to as earmarking. The earmarking is usually legislated and would usually lead to all or a portion of the funds being used to finance healthcare services in general or a specific aspect of healthcare, e.g messaging on the harmful effects of alcohol. This legislative mandate lies with the Minister of ...

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2020-w1965 - 17 September 2020

Philippus Adriaan Van Staden to ask the Minister of Health

(1)From which (a) countries and/or (b) organisations did the Republic receive relief for Covid-19, including donations of medical equipment and personal protective equipment and materials; (2) (a) what was the extent of such donations in terms of items and quantities in each case and (b)(i) where were the specified items deployed and (ii) in what quantities; (3) whether any assistance was rendered to other countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what (a) was the extent of the assistance and (b) are the relevant details in each case; (4) whether any of the material received as foreign aid was diverted to other countries in the form of assistance; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 17 Sep 2020

  1. (a) List of Countries from which donations were received
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Republic of Korea
  • United States of America
  • Turkey
  • France

(b) List of organisations from whom donations were received

  • The African Union
  • Naspers
  • First National Bank
  • United Pharmaceutical Distributers
  • Gift of the Givers
  • European Union
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Solidarity Fund
  • S A Society ...
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