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.

COMPILER/CONTACT PERSONS:

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DIRECTOR – GENERAL

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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 Administration.

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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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2021-w2659 - 06 December 2021

Sinawo Tambo to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       What has she found to have been the impact of load shedding on the 2021 matric examinations; (2) whether there are any measures to assist learners who have reported that they have been disadvantaged by the blackouts; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 6 Dec 2021

1.  The writing of Grade 12 examinations is reaching its conclusion and as at 31 November 2021, there are four more days to the end of the writing of the examination. In terms of the writing of the examination, the impact of load shedding has been minimal, as observed during the monitoring process. In subjects like Computer Applications Technology (CAT) and Information Technology (IT), ...

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2021-w2630 - 06 December 2021

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

How does her department intend to ensure that the nature of professional misconduct by educators is reduced, given the increase in the number of such cases?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 6 Dec 2021

The Department has the Disciplinary Code and Procedures for Educators which are provided in Schedule 2 of the Employment of Educators Act (EEA), 1997 (Act No. 76 of 1998). The Code is aimed at, amongst others, promoting acceptable conduct. It is therefore, the responsibility of the employer, who in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the EEA, is the Head of the Provincial Education Department, to ...

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2021-w2506 - 06 December 2021

Bridget Staff Masango to ask the Minister of Social Development

What number of deceased persons were recipients of the (a) Old-Age Grant, (b) Disability Grant, (c) R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant and (d) Dependency Grant in the period 1 January 2020 to 31 October 2021?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 6 Dec 2021

SASSA runs the data – both for social grants and the social relief of distress grant – against the Department of Home Affairs’ Population Register before the payments are extracted for the following month. All deaths that have been registered with Department of Home Affairs result in the payment not being extracted. However, deaths that are reported late, or after the extraction date will ...

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2021-w2516 - 06 December 2021

Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to the vacant position of director in the Care and Services to Older Persons sub-directorate of her department, (a) how long has the position been vacant, (b) what are the reasons that her department has been unable to fill the specified position, (c)(i) who has been acting in the position and (ii) for how long, (d) what is the status of her department’s progress in the advertising and recruitment process for the position and (e) on what date is it envisaged this critical position will be filled?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 6 Dec 2021

a) The post became vacant on 14 December 2014.

b) In 2018, a moratorium was placed on the filling of posts due to financial constraints occasioned by a drastic cut to the Compensation of Employees (COE) budget The Department has commenced with the process of identifying and prioritising critical posts to be filled.

c) (i) Initially two Deputy Directors, namely Ms MG Keetse and ...

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2021-w2523 - 06 December 2021

Gizella Opperman to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)In light of the fact that the National Development Agency paid R29 million in stipends to volunteers which were not approved by a delegated official, (a) who paid and (b)(i) who did not sign and (ii) what were the reasons; (2) with regard to the fruitless and wasteful expenditure of (a) R1,9 million in car damages and (b) R1 million in hotel no-shows, (i) who are the responsible persons and (ii) what consequences have been instituted?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 6 Dec 2021

1. Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the state of emergency in 2020, the volunteers were recruited as part of the NDA’s response to control the further spread and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic through community education, identification and registration of individuals/households for SRD application, including the Special COVID-19 SRD Grant, distribution of food parcels to eligible individuals/households provided by the Social Development Portfolio ...

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