2019-w785 - 10 October 2019

Mntomuhle Khawula to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) her Office and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to her in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years;

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 10 Oct 2019

1 (a) (i) Advertising spend:

2016 / 2017

R1 615 000.00

2017 / 2018

R1 319 000.00

2018 / 2019

R1 199 000.00

1 (a) (ii) Advertising spend:

2016 / 2017

R1 953 904.92

2017 / 2018

R1 536 147.72

2018 / 2019

R2 035 547.13

2 (a) (I) The department did not incur expenditure to black owned media companies in 2016/17 and ...

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2019-w880 - 10 October 2019

Ockert Stefanus Terblanche to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office has developed any programmes to skill the unacceptably high number of unemployed youth in the Republic in entrepreneurship skills in an effort to enable them to become self-employed: if not, why not: if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 10 Oct 2019

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) run training courses which include Business Management Training and Cooperative Governance Training which reaches an estimated 20 000 young people per annum to train them with skills to start and manage their own businesses. Over the past five years, the NYDA has reached more than 100 000 young people through these training programmes.

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2019-w901 - 10 October 2019

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What number of (a) safe homes for abused women and children does her department have in the Republic, (b) the specified safe homes are operational and (c) referrals has her Office done in collaboration with the departments of police, health and social development?

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 10 Oct 2019

The Department does not provide safe homes or shelters for abused women and children. The Department of Social Development (DSD) provides funding to the shelters for victims of crime and violence. A shelter is a residential facility that accommodates all victims of crime and violence as well as their care. DSD has also established the Khuseleka One Stop Centre model to provide services by ...

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2019-w877 - 10 October 2019

Fikile Andiswa Masiko to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What programmes does her department have in place to preserve, advance and promote women’s dignity and health, particularly during critical feminine cycles when indigent women and girls cannot access the much-needed products such as sanitary pads?

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 10 Oct 2019

The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) has developed an Implementation Framework on Sanitary Dignity in an effort to ensure that indigent girls and women are afforded the opportunity to manage menstruation in a knowledgeable, safe and dignified manner. This Framework was launched on 28 February 2019 and approved by Cabinet on 18 September, 2019. The DWYPD is responsible for the ...

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