2022-w2614 - 11 January 2022

Betty Kedisaletse Diale to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

1. What total number of inmates were incarcerated at each correctional facility in the period (a) 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017, (b) 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, (c) 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, (d) 01 January 2020 to 31 January 2020 and (e) 01 January 2021 to 15 November 2021; 2. What happens to illegal foreign nationals (a) when they are eligible for parole and (b) after they have served their sentence? NW3090E

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 11 Jan 2022

 

  1. See response attached as Annexure A.

(2)(a) Approximately six (06) months before an offender reaches the Minimum Detention Period (MDP) the Case Management Committee (CMC) prepares the offender’s profile report (G326) and submits its recommendation to the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) on the possible placement on parole in line with section 42(d) of the Correctional Services Act 111/1998

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2022-w2703 - 11 January 2022

Betty Kedisaletse Diale to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) Since the establishment of the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority in 1999, (a) what total number of (i) reports, (ii) studies and (iii) research papers have been commissioned internally and/or externally on the (aa) reasons for, (bb) effects of and (cc) eradication of the pandemic of sexual offences in the Republic, (b) by whom was the research conducted and (c) what was the topic of the research; (2) Whether he will furnish Mrs D van der Walt with a copy of the reports; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3216E

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 11 Jan 2022

 

  1. The Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit did not commission any research. However, the Unit participated in research projects commissioned by others (institutions and individuals) by making relevant National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials available to be interviewed or assist with data. The list of research projects that were approved by the SOCA Unit through the NPA’s research unit from 2017 to date ...
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2022-w2579 - 11 January 2022

Glynnis Breytenbach to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

With reference to the 35% increase in irregular expenditure to R1,41 billion and 93% increase in fruitless and wasteful expenditure to R1,13 billion in the 2020-21 financial year, what steps does he intend to take to (a) address the sharp increase in irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure in his department and (b) hold those employees found to be responsible for incurring the irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure accountable?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 11 Jan 2022

 

The increase of the fruitless and wasteful expenditure for 2020/21 financial year is R1,13 million (not billion) as indicated in the question. (See Annual Report 2020/21, pg 265 for ease of reference).

  1. Department has investigated a total of 1 082 cases of irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure out of 1 320 cases reported. The progress translates to 82% of cases investigated. ...
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2022-w2623 - 11 January 2022

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

What intervention is he planning to make to ease the pressure on motorists affected by the astronomical rise in fuel prices?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on 11 Jan 2022

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has noted the justified anxiety of fuel users and consumers in general, following the steep fuel increases effected in recent months. The recent fuel price increases that have been experienced in the country are not dissimilar to record breaking increases that have been experienced in such jurisdictions as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK, Singapore and ...

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2022-w2658 - 11 January 2022

Sinawo Tambo to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether his department was consulted when commitments in the COP26 global climate change summit were made to level down on the use of coal; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what impact will this agreement have on the South African workers?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on 11 Jan 2022

 

Cabinet considers and approves the Country Negotiating Position for the UNFCCC processes, with the DFFE mandated to lead negotiations on behalf of the Republic.

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2022-w2668 - 11 January 2022

Zandile Majozi to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In light of the testimony from the SA Police Service (SAPS) Commissioner in the SA Human Rights Commission hearings, who admitted that police were understaffed and lacked the intelligence to deal with the modus operandi used’ to organise protests, what plans has his department put in place to make SAPS more protest ready in future, given the lessons learnt from the July 2021 riots that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng and the Republic's history of protests; (2) what are the full, relevant details and update on the recent robbery at the Malamulele Police Station where firearms and ammunition were taken and later used during robberies in the vicinity; (3) whether he will furnish Ms Z Majozi with the relevant information on the statistics relating to robberies that target police firearms and ammunition in the Republic in the past three years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Police on 11 Jan 2022

1. Between July 2021 and March 2022, the target is to train members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), at police stations, as first responders and equip them with pyrotechnics.

The continual training of SAPS members at police stations, as first responders and equipping them with Crowd Management equipment, will reduce the risk of such incidents. It will enhance the response time as ...

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2022-w2564 - 11 January 2022

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What percentage of diamonds in terms of Alexkor is set aside for the State Diamond Trader to sell on behalf of the Government?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 11 Jan 2022

According to the information received from Alexkor

The allocation that ALEXKOR set aside for State Diamond Trader is ten percent (10%) of the saleable goods at the time of the tender.

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2022-w2622 - 11 January 2022

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

In light of the announcement by the Minister of Finance in his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement that the State will no longer be bailing out state-owned enterprises (SOEs), (a) which SOEs has he found will be affected the most by this decision and (b) what are the relevant details of his plan for ensuring that the specified companies continue to function?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 11 Jan 2022

  1. Denel will be most affected, if no further funding is made available for SOC.
  2. However, Denel is not looking for a bailout but to fund a new operating model to deal with high fixed costs and improvements of internal controls to respond better to the shrinking local defence budget and growing competition in its traditional markets. This funding will also come from disposing of ...
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2022-w2565 - 11 January 2022

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) are the names of the (i) persons and/or (ii) companies who are the biggest buyers of diamonds from the State Diamond Trader (SDT) and (b) total revenue has been raised in the past two financial years by the SDT through diamond sales?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 11 Jan 2022

This question should be directed to the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, as the competent authority over the State Diamond Trader (SDT).

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2022-w2719 - 11 January 2022

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

With reference to the Al Falah Towers on the corner of Govan Mbeki Avenue and Crawford Street in North End, Gqeberha, which houses the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on three floors, in what year (a) did the lease commence and (b) will it expire; what (a) is the current rental amount payable on the lease and (b) are the terms of the lease pertaining to the role of the landlord; whether the landlord has complied with the specified terms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; what progress has been made on finding alternative accommodation for the DCS officials currently housed in the building? NW3233E

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 11 Jan 2022

 

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

 

  1. a) I am informed by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure that the Lease commenced on 01 May 2017.

b) The Lease expired on 30 April 2020 and is currently running on a month-to-month basis.

2. (a) The current rental amount payable is R65 138.27 (Vat incl) per month for 611.50m2 offices and R3 ...

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