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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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


  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


The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent Constitutional body, and its budget is appropriated via the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

  1. The ...
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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








(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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2023-w1339 - 19 May 2023

Noko Phineas Masipa to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

What measures has the Government put in place to minimise the introduction of invasive animal species within the agricultural food chain, which is part of the risks to animal biosecurity safety and threatens the health of domestic animals, wildlife, and humans?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 19 May 2023

The control of invasive animal species primarily resides under the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will only get involved if such animals pose an animal health risk. The Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000) only applies to animals listed under schedule 1 of the Act, and therefore animals that are ...

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2023-w1295 - 19 May 2023

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) local economic activities have recently been developed in rural municipalities such as the (i) Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality, (ii) Ngqushwa Local Municipality, (iii) Victor Khanye Local Municipality, (iv) Emakhazeni Local Municipality, (v) City of Matlosana Local Municipality, (vi) Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality and (vii) Nkomazi Local Municipality to discourage the influx of job seekers into urban areas and (b) is the time frame in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 19 May 2023


Public Employment Services (PES) is established by Section 5 of the Employment Service Act of 2014.

  • The Department of Employment and Labour must render the following services free of charge to members of the public:
  • Register work seekers on ESSA (Employment Services System of South Africa).
  • Register learning or work opportunities received from employers.
  • Match work seekers to opportunities and produce ...
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2023-w1333 - 19 May 2023

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, with reference to the Draft Regulations on the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions (NMCs) that were published in the Government Gazette on or about 15 March 2022, and the subsequent publishing of the Health Regulations Relating to the surveillance and control of NMCs on or about 4 May 2022, following his department’s repeal of Regulations 16A through 16C of the Health Regulations, his department will also withdraw the Draft Regulations in their entirety; if not, why not; if so, on what date (2) what are the reasons for his department’s decision not to repeal the listing of COVID-19 as an NMC in accordance with clause 3 of the Health Regulations, given his letter to various MECs, dated 20 June 2022, stating that the weak sub variants now circulating failed to produce a significant fifth wave; (3) what are his department’s reasons for not amending Regulation 20 of the existing regulations, which make a contravention of the regulations a crime punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment? ;

Reply from the Minister of Health on 19 May 2023

(1) No. The draft Regulations published on 15 March 2022 will not be withdrawn. These draft Regulations do not deal only with Covid-19 but also with other notifiable medical conditions. The comments from the public are still being processed and will be considered for any decision/amendments to be made regarding the published draft Regulations. The draft Regulations also mean to address pandemic situations as ...

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2023-w1307 - 19 May 2023

Naledi Nokukhanya Chirwa to ask the Minister of Health

(a) How long has the stock shortage of surgical metal being experienced at the Livingstone Hospital in Gqeberha resulted in patients being turned away without assistance when seeking orthopaedic intervention, (b) what other hospitals are affected by the same issue and (c) what measures of intervention (i) will he take to resolve the crisis and (ii) are in place to prevent the shortage of such surgical metal?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 19 May 2023

(a) According to the Eastern Cape province this issue was experienced in August 2021 and is attributable to a tender process that made it impossible to have the necessary range of products to choose from.

The key challenge with implants at Livingstone hospital and the whole EC province is the absence of a comprehensive transversal contract and gross budget limitations within the province. The ...

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2023-w1305 - 19 May 2023

Naledi Nokukhanya Chirwa to ask the Minister of Health

What (a) action has he taken in relation to the recommendations by the Ombudsman at the Rahima Moosa Hospital that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) should be released and a new CEO be placed at the specified hospital, (b) number of recommendations pertaining to the Rahima Moosa Hospital from the Ombudsman (i) has his department implemented and (ii) are still outstanding and (c) period was his department given by the Ombudsman to respond to the recommendations and concerns raised over the hospital?

Reply from the Minister of Health on 19 May 2023

a) The Chief Executive Officer of Rahima Moosa hospital Dr Mkabayi has been transferred to the Provincial Department of Health for the duration of her contract. Dr Mkabayi is receiving professional support and training required and she is adapting very well in the new environment and her performance is good. There are no challenges experienced thus far as she has knowledge, skills and abilities ...

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