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

STATUS:

DATE:

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

Date: Date:

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2021-w1339 - 14 October 2021

Annelie Lotriet to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to her replies to question 587 on 26 March 2021 and 1013 on 33 June 2017, she will clarify the discrepancy, wherein the 2017 reply it is that a backlog for resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads was 2 500km and/or R11,25 billion, yet in the 2021 reply the figure was 1 352km and/or R3,1 billion; if not, why not; if so, what total amount, in each year, between 2017 and 2021 did her department spend on resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads, to warrant such a drastic decrease?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

The Parliamentary Question PQ 587, with its reply provided on 26 March 2021, is similar to PQ 194. The reply to PQ 194, which is attached as part of the annexure, was submitted to Parliament.

I have requested the Provincial Department to furnish further details of work done during the period in question. We will make this information and anys supporting ducuments available to ...

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2021-w2161 - 14 October 2021

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

What interventions has she made to assess the incapacity of the City of Cape Town and Western Cape provincial government to resolve flooding, which occurs during rainy seasons as a result of wrongfully planned drainage systems in areas like Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, KwaLanga and in all informal settlements?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION on 14 Oct 2021

A rigorous process of assessing the state of local government (SOLG) culminated in the Cabinet considering the SOLG report in June 2021. The assessment included all service delivery issues including drainage systems in the City of Cape Town (CoCT). Cabinet resolved that the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and National Treasury should lead the process of the development of the municipal ...

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2021-w2253 - 14 October 2021

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department has developed mechanisms with sector departments to implement township economic zones within rural municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

We have integrated township development to the District Development Model (DDM) One Plans. The effort of pursuing a coordinated framework through the DDM approach presented an opportunity for balanced ecosystem for integrated development. This process requires cooperation of all three spheres of government to ensure efficient and well-coordinated implementation of the interventions and programmes including the Special Economic Zones.

We are working closely with ...

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2021-w1326 - 14 October 2021

Cilliers Brink to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to the six District Hubs that are envisioned as part of the implementation of the District Development Model, she will furnish Mr C Brink with a plan and/or estimate indicating the (a) capital cost of establishing each of the District Hubs, (b) annual operational cost of running each of the District Hubs and (c) total number of personnel that will be required to operate each of the District Hubs; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

DDM Hubs are part of the overall institutional arrangements for the implementation of the DDM. They are an extension of CoGTA capacity deployed in districts for purposes of driving the institutionalisation of the DDM and facilitating the formulation, adoption, implementation, monitoring and review of the One Plans. A DDM Hub is conceived as a functional network of support and a facilitation system for Intergovernmental ...

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2021-w2273 - 14 October 2021

Qubudile Richard Dyantyi to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) total number of applications by persons who are entitled to monies from the Guardian Fund in the Master’s Offices are received each week and (b) is the provincial breakdown of such applications; 2) What total number of litigation cases have been lodged against the Master’s Offices; 3) What is the quantified total amount that should have been distributed to families and individuals, but are still in the accounts of the Master’s Offices; 4) Whether any consequence management action has been taken against any personnel; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 5) How does he intend to turn things around?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 14 Oct 2021

1. All applications received by the Guardian’s Fund is captured on the Application Tracker System by each office. However, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s Information Technology Systems are currently down, hence the inability to extract and provide such information at this stage.

2. Though various litigation cases are served on the Master annually, they are not necessarily lodged against the Master, as ...

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