2019-w413 - 12 August 2019

Katherine Louise Lorimer to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1) What number of (a) persons were arrested for rhino poaching in each month since 1 January 2018 In the (I) Kruger National Park, (ii) Pilanesberg National Park and (ill) any other national park, (b) the specified persons were employed by the SA National Parks and (c) successful convictions were achieved; (2) what number of (a) white and (b) black rhinos were poached in each of the specified parks In ea~ month since 1 April 2018; (3) whether her department has put a plan In place to ensure the survival of rhino in the Republic;. If so, what are the relevant details? NW1385E

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 12 Aug 2019

(1) (a) Number of persons arrested for rhino poaching from 1 January 2018 to 31July 2019 in:

(i) Kruger National Park: 366 (three hundred and sixty six)

(II) Pilanesberg: 7 (seven)

(iii) any other national park: Mokala National Park, 3.(three)

(b) 15 (fifteen) of the specified persons were employed by SA National Parks

(c) Information on convictions should be sourced from the South ...

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2019-w344 - 12 August 2019

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Whether, In respect of the Republic's listed terrestrial ecosystems, she can advise as to the delay regarding her department's publication of (a) estuarine, (b) freshwater and (c) marine ecosystems that are (i) threatened or (ii) protected; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 12 Aug 2019

The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act 10 of 2004) provides for the listing of threatened or protected ecosystems. Listings will be conducted for terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.


In December 2011, the national list of terrestrial ecosystems that were threatened and in need of protection was published in the Government Gazette. The assessment methodology for estuarine , freshwater and marine ecosystems had not ...

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2019-w357 - 12 August 2019

Michael Bagraim to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) number of official international trips is (I) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake In the 2019-2022 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (Iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (I) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 12 Aug 2019

(a) Travel is confined to meetings, which are required in terms of the International Protocols of Agreement to which South Africa is a signatory. Therefore, It is not feasible to provide the detailed Information on official international trips for the 2019--2022 medium-term expenditure framework.

(i) The Minister is planning to undertake four official international trips while;
(ii) the Deputy Minister is planning to undertake ...

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2019-w272 - 02 August 2019

Eleanore Rochelle Jacquelene Spies to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 2 Aug 2019

(a)

 

2019/20

 

Compensation

Operational

Total

 

R'000

R'000

R'000

Ministry Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

23 595

14 687

38 282

Minister

2 500

3 712

6 212

Ministerial Support

21 095

10 975

32 070

 

 

 

 

(b) i) ii) iii) iv) v)

 

NAME OF OFFICIAL

LEVEL

SALARY

POST NAME & JOB DESCRIPTION (Purpose)

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

Feroze Shaik

L14

R1 327 974 pa ...

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2019-w298 - 02 August 2019

Andrew Grant Whitfield to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What are the legislative requirements concerning the operational aspects of the offshore bunkering operation in Algoa Bay; and (b) what number of (i) litres of oil have been spilled since the specified operation commenced, (ii) ships have docked alongside the bunkering ship since the specified operation commenced, and (iii) people are directly employed as a result of this bunkering operation?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 2 Aug 2019

a) Offshore oil bunkering operations are authorised through the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). Application requirements and procedures are outlined in SAMSA’s Marine Notice No. 4 of 2016, which also identifies Section 21 of the South African Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) as the main piece of legislation authorising this activity. There is currently ...

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2019-w215 - 26 July 2019

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What is the total (a) number of government employees in her department who are being paid whilst on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 26 Jul 2019

Department

a) No employees are on undue sick leave. Five employees are on approved incapacity leave due to injuries or illness.

b) The total cost to the department is as follows:

Employee

Period of absence

Cost

1

November 2018 to July 2019

R342 214.98

2

September 2018 to July

2019

R814 071.95

3

February to July 2019

R154 125.00

4

February ...

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2019-w214 - 26 July 2019

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What (a) is the total number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on suspension and (b) is the total cost to the Government in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 26 Jul 2019

(A)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

(B)

Department

Fisheries

Forestry

None

None

None

 

 

Regards

Ms. Barbara Creecy

Minister - Environment, Forestry & Fisheries Date : . . . . .

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2019-w213 - 26 July 2019

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) her department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to her; and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 26 Jul 2019

Due to the cost containment measures and after reaching a ceiling for compensation of employees, the Department of Environment embarked on a process to reprioritise positions and realignment of the organisational structure to enhance efficiency and eliminate duplication. The process has subsequently been concluded. The concurrence letter on realignment of the structure was issued by MPSA on 10 May 2019.

The department has commenced ...

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2019-w47 - 10 July 2019

Mogamad Nazier Paulsen to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

Who are the current 20 largest recipients of fishing quotas in terms of (a) total fishing quota and (b) type of fish?

2019-w57 - 04 July 2019

Ntokozo Khonziwe Fortunate Hlonyana to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

What tonnage and percentage of the timber produced in the country in 2018 was (a) immediately exported and (b) kept in the country for beneficiation?

Reply from the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 4 Jul 2019

(a) Information on the exported timber for 2018 is currently not available. This information becomes available annually, around the month of November, through a Report on Commercial Timber Resources and Roundwood Processing in South Africa together with an Abstract of South African Forestry Facts. The only available reports are for the year 2016/2017.

(b) Information on tonnage of the timber kept in the ...

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