2022-w2825 - 15 September 2022

Madeleine Bertine Hicklin to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What (a) number of officials at the Independent Development Trust (IDT) national office have been suspended since 1 July 2021 and (b) are their (i) names, (ii) ages, (iii) job profiles, (iv) official positions and (v) other specified relevant details; (2) whether any of the specified persons were previously employed by the IDT; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (3) whether there was any pending disciplinary action against them before they left organisation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)

(a) The number of officials suspended since 1 July 2021 is three (03).

(b) The names are as follows:

(i) Name

(ii) ages

(iii) job Profile

(iv) Official position

Ms Lydia Ludick

52

Payroll consultant

Payroll Consultant

Advocate Florence Mthenjane

61

HR Manager

Human Resources Manager

Mr Simon Matsoso

58

Programme Manager

Programme Manager

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2022-w2750 - 15 September 2022

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

What was the membership of the (a) Council for the Built Environment and (b) six Built Environment Professional Councils for the past five years; (2) what total number of voluntary associations are registered with the various Councils; (3) what total number of parallel professional structures exist in competition with the various Councils; (4) what (a) total number of voluntary associations are registered with the additional structures and (b) is the estimated membership of each specified structure?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) I have been informed by the Council for the Built Environment that:

(a) the CBE does not have members that register with it like the Councils for the Built Environment (CBEP). It is an umbrella body charged with the mandate, among others, of promoting sound governance of the built environment professions and also in line ...

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2022-w2559 - 15 September 2022

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 368 on 25 February 2022, the advertisement to invite interested bidders to submit their proposal for the letting of properties owned by her department was issued in March 2022; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any bids were received to rent Portion 1008 of the Farm 419JQ at Hartebeespoort, known as the Rashoop Shooting Range; if not, (a) what is the position in this regard and (b) on what date will the advertisement be published; (3) whether she has been informed of the extent to which the specified property has been vandalised in the period since her reply to question 368 on 25 February 2022; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what measures is her department taking to secure the property against further vandalism pending the finalisation of a lease; (5) whether the decline in the state of the property will be taken into account when negotiating the lease; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. I have been informed that the Department has not yet advertised a request for proposal (RFP) to let out unutilised State-Owned properties due the following reasons:

  • The National Treasury instruction to put procurement processes on hold delayed the formulation the bid specifications; and
  • The bid specification was finalised in August 2022, and is currently with ...
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2022-w2560 - 15 September 2022

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

(1)What are the reasons that the (a) grading for the position of the Chief Executive Officer for the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is now reflected as E-Upper and not E5 as in the 2017 advertisement for the same position and (b) educational requirements now only require a relevant degree at NQF8 which is equivalent to an honours degree, with a Masters degree as an advantage, while the earlier requirements were for a postgraduate degree and an MBA/MBL as a prerequisite for appointment; (2) what (a) is the motivation for reducing the work experience requirement from 15 years to 10 years and (b) are the reasons that the requirement for experience at executive/senior level has been reduced in its entirety to five years when the previous requirement was at least 10 years at senior level, with five years at executive level; (3) whether any of the applicants have met the higher level of requirements; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, were any of the applicants shortlisted and interviewed; (4) whether the appointed candidate has (a) only met the lower requirements or (b) exceed them; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) I have been informed by the Council for the Built Environment that:

(a) From 2019 to 2020, the CIDB underwent an Organisational Design (OD) process, of which an independent service provider, Work Dynamics Pty Ltd, was commissioned to facilitate the exercise.

The OD looked at restructuring the organogram, salary structure, job grades, and job descriptions/profiles. ...

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2022-w2823 - 15 September 2022

Madeleine Bertine Hicklin to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)With reference to the service provider who was appointed by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) in 2017 to assist in driving the Organisational Development (OD) process for which the service provider was contracted for around R4,2 million for the entire OD job, with payments to be staggered according to the project progress milestones, and in view of the fact that the appointment of the service provider was found by the Internal Audit report and the Interim Board in 2018 to be highly irregular as the service provider hurriedly left the OD job incomplete, but was paid the full contract amount, what are details of the findings of the Internal Audit Unit into the procurement of the OD service provider, in view of the fact that the IDT has again advertised an OD tender with exactly the same terms of reference as the one in question; (2) whether she has found that the service provider was compliant with the OD tender specifications and requirements; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the OD service provider had an SA Revenue Service tax clearance at the time of appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what work did the OD service provider perform that justified the full payment of the contracted amount; (5) whether the person who appointed the OD service provider was duly delegated the required authority to make that appointment; if not, why not; if so, (a) who appointed the irregularly procured service provider and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1) I have been informed by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) that the service provider completed the job as stipulated in the Terms of Reference, and the contract was for R3 997 36.00, not R4.2 million. The Organisational Development (OD) exercise was completed. The advertised tender was withdrawn in March/April 2022 as the IDT is currently undergoing ...

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2022-w2802 - 15 September 2022

Anna Maria Van Zyl to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) number of buildings does her department own in the (i) Walter Sisulu Local Municipality and (ii) Senqu Local Municipality and (b) is the (i) location and (ii) use of each specified building?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 15 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) I have been informed by the Department that it has

(i) 14 properties which falls under Walter Sisulu Local Municipality. Three in Jamestown and 11 in Aliwal North; and

(ii) 35 properties under Senqu Local Municipality. 11 in Barkly East, 4 in Lady Grey, 3 in Rhodes and 17 in Sterkspruit. See spreadsheet Annexure A ...

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2022-w2475 - 09 September 2022

Philippus Adriaan Van Staden to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, considering the fact that her department is the custodian of the State’s 81 575 buildings and is therefore responsible to ensure that such fixed assets are maintained in good clean condition, she has found that her department has ceded any of its responsibilities to government departments that utilise such buildings and whose line functions and areas of expertise do not include the knowledge and/or skills to conduct the maintainance of such buildings effectively; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the reasons that her department ceded such responsibilities to the specified departments, (b) what is the nature of maintenance thus ceded, (c) what is the limit for each project and (d) how does her department intend to prevent the possible lack of effective and timeous maintenance by such departments leading to the further deterioration of the buildings and therefore increasing the existing maintenance backlog; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 9 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)

(a) I have been informed by the Department that due to challenges in addressing the maintenance and delays experienced by User Departments, especially in the ambit of Repairs, Refurbishment, Renovations and Replacements, certain maintenance functions were devolved to the User Department.

(b) Within the maintenance type, there is preventive maintenance, which comprises of interval or time-based ...

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2022-w2476 - 09 September 2022

Philippus Adriaan Van Staden to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)(a) What (i) total number of employees of her department are currently working from home, (ii) number of such employees have special permission to work from home and (iii) are the reasons for granting such special permission and (b) on what date will such workers return to their respective offices; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 9 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1)

(a) I have been informed that the Department has recalled all employees to function at 100% capacity to the office

(i) there are no employees currently working from home

(ii) no special permission was granted after the Departmental Circular 215 of 2022 based on DPSA Circular of 38 of 2022 Repeal of Regulations relating to ...

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2022-w2568 - 09 September 2022

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What steps are being taken to (a) maintain and/or (b) prevent further deterioration of the old police station that is situated in the Main Road of Somerset West which is an old heritage building and a National Monument that is currently being used by the Department of Correctional Services and is in a dilapidated state?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 9 Sep 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that Somerset West Community Corrections reports to or falls under Drakenstein Correctional Management, Franschoek Area and not the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure.

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2022-w2751 - 09 September 2022

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

What (a) total amount has been spent on the Hout Bay Harbour as part of the Small Harbours Development Unit initiative and (b) are the relevant details of the specified expenditure; (2) what further plans are there for the development of Hout Bay Harbour; (3) what total number of tenants are currently occupying the premises; (4) (a) what total number of tenants are on a month-to-month lease and (b) of the other leases, what is the remaining term of each lease?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 9 Sep 2022

(1) (a) I have been informed by the Department that the total amount spent in Hout Bay as part of the Small Harbours Unit repair and maintenance initiative was R89.87 million.

(b) Details of the expenditure is as follows:

(i) The marine infrastructure upgrades included removal of sunken vessels, dredging of harbour basins, repairs to slipways, shore crane replacements and electrical kiosks to jetties ...

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