2020-w1263 - 20 August 2020

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What progress has her department made in (a) compiling and (b) finalising a (i) reliable and (ii) accessible Immovable Assets Register?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 20 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) embarked on the Immovable Asset Register (IAR) Enhancement Programme to address management assertions in order to ensure that the IAR is complete and credible.

The historical context of the IAR and various sources of data is considered in addressing the completeness and accuracy of the register. This include ...

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2020-w1794 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, being active in the northern parts of Mozambique and reports of almost 210 000 Mozambican citizens displaced since April 2020 resulting in the potential for Mozambicans wanting to come into South Africa to avoid the conflict, her department has done any assessment, since 1 January 2020, of the state of the border between South Africa and Mozambique; if so, what were the findings; if not, (2) whether her department will be doing an assessment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date will the assessment be done; (3) whether an additional budget will be sought to address any shortcomings in the border fence; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, from where will additional funds for border fence infrastructure be sourced if required?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. Yes, in terms of initiating infrastructure planning, and obtaining high level cost estimates a town planning/ site clearance assessment on the ±554 km borderline fencing and patrol roads is currently under way.

The findings of the town planning assessment report will be presented to the Department of Defence and the newly established Border Management Agency (BMA ...

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2020-w1486 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) With reference to the 13 buildings which her department is supposed to hand over to the Minister of Social Developmentfor the purpose of victim empowerment shelters to assist women, (a) which of the seven buildings that have completed building renovations are currently operational, (b) who is the appointed service provider for each building, (c) what are the reasons that completed shelters are not currently operational and (d) by what date will the specified shelters be operational; (2) by what dates does she envisage that the renovations of the remaining six buildings will (a) commence and (b) be completed in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The following seven building renovations were completed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI):

Region

(a) Buildings were renovations completed

(a) Operational

Western Cape

Heidelberg

None of the 6 completed buildings are currently operational. The Department is finalising its administrative processes and contract arrangements with the province on letting of state owned property as ...

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2020-w1658 - 18 August 2020

Annacleta Mathapelo Siwisa to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) criteria were used to identify the 191 non-profit organisations across the Republic to help with Covid-19 interventions, (b) are the names of the NPOs and (c) total number of the NPOs are black-owned?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) In 2019, a total of 339 NPOs were contracted by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) to implement the Non-State Sector (NSS) Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) programme over a period of 2 years from 2019/20 to 2020/21 financial years. The 339 NPOs contracted into the programme, were appointed based on the following criteria:

  • Proof of NPO ...
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2020-w1449 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)With regard to assessing what procurement is required for expenditure related to Covid-19 and which will require deviation from supply chain procedures through emergency procurement under the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, what (a) criteria are used to determine the qualifying items and/or projects and (b) mechanisms are in place to ensure that deviation is done strictly in line with the emergency procurement processes; (2) whether any projects that have been outstanding for a long time have been completed under the guise of Covid-19 projects; if not, what safeguards have been put in place to prevent such projects from being completed under the guise of Covid-19 projects; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1.(a) I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrasructure (DPWI) that the procurement of quarantine sites for Covid-19 is a deviation from supply chain processes and is done under “emergency” regulations.

The qualifying criteria for determination of this procurement is the notification received from the NatJoints Containment Work stream of all persons entering ...

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2020-w1448 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What was the percentage of budget and actual amount of money budgeted for maintenance of infrastructure owned by her department in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years and since 1 April 2020, (b) what percentage and actual amount of the budgeted amounts were spent in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years, (c) what were the reasons why the budget was either over- or underspent in each case and (d) which votes and/or line items were either increased and/or reduced as a result?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) percentage of budget and actual amount of money budgeted for maintenance of infrastructure in the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years and since 1 April 2020 is outlined in table 1 below:

Table 1: Infrastructure maintenance budget

 

Line Item

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

April to June ...

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2020-w1629 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the full details on the (a) exact terms of reference, (b) scope of work, (c) project timelines, including the commencement date, (d) anticipated completion date and (e) appointment of key role players to deliver the project for the (i) revamping of the Groote Schuur Estate, (ii) roads and parking at the Bryntirion Presidential Estate and (iii) facilities management at the Union Buildings and The Presidency offices?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I was informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) regarding work done at Groote Schuur Estate, Bryntirion Presidential Estate and the Union Buildings.

(i) The following response relates to Groote Schuur Estate Infrastructure project.

a) Terms of reference:

Upgrade of Infrastructure Services relating to the Civil Works (Stormwater, water reticulation; plumbing) and Electrical ...

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2020-w1739 - 18 August 2020

Mgcini Tshwaku to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a)What are the names of the (i) buildings and/or (ii) sites that are currently used as quarantine sites; (b) where is each specified property located; (c) what are the relevant details of each property; (d) is each property in private or public ownership; (e) what is the cost of each property; (f) what is the duration of the contract in each case and (g) who made the request in

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The response to questions (a) to (g) above are provided in tabular format and attached as

Annexure A titled, “Quarantine Sites Contracted by the Department of Public Works and

Infrastructure – Covid-19 Pandemic”.

ANNEXURE A

ANNEXURE A to NA PQ 1739

QUARANTINE SITES CONTRACTED BY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE - COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Serial No

Name of ...

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2020-w1720 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether her department collaborates with the SA Heritage Resources Agency whenever national monuments are being renovated and/or refurbished; if not, what steps are being taken to ensure the integrity of national monuments; (2) whether, in view of client departments being responsible for day to day maintenance and repairs on national monuments, the user asset management plan requires that specialist heritage architects and contractors be appointed to do the work; if not, why is this principle not being implemented; if so, is there a database of heritage architects and contractors?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) With the promulgation of the National Heritage Resources Act, no 25, 1999, and with reference to Section 58 (11 )(a), all monuments declared as 'National Monuments' under the previous National Monuments Act, are now classified as "Provincial Heritage Sites" and are therefore subject to heritage management under the 'provincial heritage resource authorities' in their respective provinces ...

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2020-w1540 - 18 August 2020

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whetherherdepartmenthaslaunchedaninternalinvestigationintothecurrent scam affecting her department regarding the calling for tenders; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps have been taken in thisregard; (2) whether every individual whose name appears on a fraudulent tender request has been investigated; if not, why not; ifso, (3) whether the matter has been reported to the SA Police Service (SAPS); if so, what progress has been made on the case; ifnot, (4) whether the matter will be reported to the SAPS; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (5) given the apparent authenticity of the documentation, what measures have been put in place to improve ICT security? NW1911E

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 18 Aug 2020

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

((1) At the emergence of the scam the Anti-Corruption Unit instituted investigations to determine amongst others whether there was evidence to suggest the involvement of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) officials in the scam. The assistance of the law enforcement agencies were also solicited in this respect, criminal referrals were made and investigations were ...

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