2022-w1023 - 25 April 2022

Siphosethu Lindinkosi Ngcobo to ask the Deputy President

Whether, as the Patron of the Moral Regeneration Movement, he has any plans to intervene in instances of violence and substance abuse in our schools in order to restore values and morals among our youth; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Deputy President on 25 Apr 2022

The Moral Regeneration Movement notes the incidents of violence and substance abuse in schools which involves, amongst others, sexual abuse, allegations of racism, bullying, drugs and alcohol abuse amongst learners. The apex of these being murders amongst learners.

The Moral Regeneration Movement continues to intervene to address these ills in our schools and communities. The Moral Regeneration Movement has engaged and encouraged public, private, ...

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2022-w1249 - 19 April 2022

Bhekizizwe Nivard Luthuli to ask the Deputy President

Whether the Human Resources Development Council has any strategies that are aimed at improving the scarcity of technical and/or other skills in order to promote the relevance of the South African education system in line with the international standards as well as the sustainability of our economy; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Deputy President on 19 Apr 2022

The Human Resource Development Council has developed a Human Resource Development Strategy which is in line with the National Development Plan. The Human Resource Development strategy outlines the vision for the development of human resources in South Africa, and the role that it will play in meeting the country’s economic, development and social needs.

Among others, the Human Resource Development strategy outlines the South ...

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2022-w915 - 24 March 2022

Siphosethu Lindinkosi Ngcobo to ask the Deputy President

In light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the increase of automation and robotics, as the Chairperson of the Human Resources Development Council, what is the Government doing to ensure that the relevant departments align with the 4IR?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Mar 2022

Government has established the Presidential Commission on Fourth Industrial Revolution which has produced a report with proposals on the development of the country's overarching strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and made recommendations regarding the institutional frameworks, and roles of various sectors of society within the broader plan.

Amongst other things, the implementation plan which is monitored by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and ...

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2022-w437 - 24 March 2022

Sbuyiselwe Angela Buthelezi to ask the Deputy President

In light of his responsibility to assist the President in the implementation of rapid response interventions on service delivery and trouble-shooting in service delivery hotspots, what steps have been implemented to improve the municipalities that are currently under administration?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Mar 2022

The Department of Cooperative of Governance has identified, through the 2021 State of Local Government Report, 64 municipalities as dysfunctional and needing urgent support. These high-risk municipalities are characterised by, among other things, political infighting, poor and weak decision-making, poor governance and financial management, lack of consequence management, poor collection of revenue, and poor response to service delivery complaints.

As at 24 August 2021, ...

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2022-w436 - 24 March 2022

Siphosethu Lindinkosi Ngcobo to ask the Deputy President

What measures have been initiated by the Human Resources Development Council of South Africa since its launch in 2010 to ensure bridging the gap between the (a) Republic’s economic needs and (b) programmes for the skilling of (i) relevant and/or (ii) adequate human resources in order to meet the objectives of vision 2030 regarding skills?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Mar 2022

The Human Resource Development Council established ten (10) Technical Task Teams based on the Five-Point Implementation Plan and focused on the following: Foundational Learning, TVET, Worker Education, Production of Academics and Stronger Partnerships between Industry and Higher Education and Training Institutions, Production of Professionals, Entrepreneurship and Education, Skills System Review, and Artisan Development as well as the Maritime Sector Skills. Broadly, the Technical Task ...

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2022-w438 - 24 March 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Deputy President

Whether the Government has quantified the amounts that are owed as a result of the intergovernmental debt and/or amounts that are owed between (a) government departments, (b) entities and/or (c) institutions in the three spheres of government; if not, why not; if so, what are the (i) reasons for the failure in each case and (ii) full, relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Mar 2022

According to the National Treasury, amounts owed by Organs of State to municipalities have been quantified. The quantification is derived from the consolidated quarterly reports as provided for by section 71 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

According to the report for the second quarter ending December 2021, Municipalities are owed R19.5 billion by Organs of State. This is broken down into R ...

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2022-w440 - 24 March 2022

Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi to ask the Deputy President

(1)Whether the Government has any programmes in place to address the high rate of unemployment and specifically youth unemployment; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether such programmes involve engagement with the private sector in order to ensure a targeted approach to the recruitment of young persons to entry-level jobs, as well as ensuring that there are other programmes to empower the youth with the necessary skill set required to be successful in the workplace; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Mar 2022

One of the key interventions under the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan is the Presidential Employment Stimulus, with over 850,000 opportunities created through job creation, job retention and livelihoods support programmes since October 2020. Eighty-five percent (85%) of jobs created by the Presidential Employment Stimulus have gone to youth. This includes over half a million young people placed as school assistants since the inception ...

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2022-w31 - 24 February 2022

Siphosethu Lindinkosi Ngcobo to ask the Deputy President

What measures have been initiated by the Human Resources Development Council of South Africa since its launch in 2010 to ensure bridging the gap between the (a) Republic’s economic needs and (b) programmes for the skilling of (i) relevant and/or (ii) adequate human resources in order to meet the objectives of vision 2030 regarding skills?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Feb 2022

The Human Resource Development Council established ten (10) Technical Task Teams based on the Five-Point Implementation Plan and focused on the following: Foundational Learning, TVET, Worker Education, Production of Academics and Stronger Partnerships between Industry and Higher Education and Training Institutions, Production of Professionals, Entrepreneurship and Education, Skills System Review, and Artisan Development as well as the Maritime Sector Skills. Broadly, the Technical Task ...

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2022-w149 - 24 February 2022

Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams to ask the Deputy President

Whether he and/or his Office ever received correspondence from a certain political organisation (details furnished), via email, WhatsApp, hardcopy and/or in any other format of which the original file is dated June 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the specified correspondence received, (b) who was the sender of the correspondence and (c) what steps were taken by his Office in this regard?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Feb 2022

The Office of the Deputy President did not receive the correspondence referred hereto. There was nothing to be brought to the attention of the Deputy President, as the correspondence is non-existent

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2022-w30 - 24 February 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Deputy President

Whether, as the co-ordinator of anti-poverty initiatives, he has commissioned any short-term interventions to mitigate the effects of the increase in petrol prices in light of the persisting high levels of unemployment, poverty and deepening inequality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Deputy President on 24 Feb 2022

The Deputy President has not commissioned any short term interventions to mitigate the effects of the increase in petrol prices. The Basic Fuel Price consists of factors outside of South Africa’s control, hence international fuel prices fluctuate from day to day. South Africa is a net importer of Petroleum Products, and has no control over crude oil prices, exchange rates, and any factors informed ...

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