2022-w4012 - 23 November 2022

Sibongiseni Ngcobo to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether she intends to implement any measures to advocate for funding of nongovernmental organisations working in the disability sector; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) engagements and (b) outcomes thereof?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

Yes, the department intends to advocate continually for funding of non-governmental organisations working in the disability sector.The Disability organisations are an important stakeholder and the department collaborates with the sector. Government departments through different initiatives do fund sector specific programs.

The Department of Women , Youth and Persons with disabilities in its work to advocate and mainstream for disability inclusion continually works and assists ...

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2022-w4142 - 23 November 2022

Michael Bagraim to ask the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What steps will she take to ensure that the target of 3% set by the Minister of Employment and Labour in the past 15 years for the employment of persons with disabilities within the civil service is reached forthwith as persons with disabilities make up almost 7% of our population in the Republic?

Reply from the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

The monitoring mandate of the Department is a function concerned with tracking and reporting on progress and regress on targets as well as providing technical support on the development of National and Provincial Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans. These are key enablers to systemic changes to mainstream disability considerations.

There are currently engagements between the Department of Public Service and Administration, Department of ...

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2022-w4005 - 23 November 2022

Magdalena Duduzile Hlengwa to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Considering that the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa on her Office highlighted the severe challenge of underspending which was flagged across all the programmes in the portfolio of her Office, which indicates a clear lack of strategic planning, how will she capacitate the human resource division in her Office to strengthen overall work performance?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

The Auditor-General of South Africa found that the underspending on Goods and Services in departmental Programmes was due to COVID-19 implications and not a lack of strategic planning or under-capacitated human resources. Given the suspension of all COVID-19 restrictions, the Department shall take all necessary measures to ensure that allocated funds are appropriately spent.

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Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP

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2022-w4007 - 23 November 2022

Ntokozo Khonziwe Fortunate Hlonyana to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What steps has she taken to preserve the dignity of young girls of school-going age who are menstruating and provide them with free sanitary towels?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

During the 2022/23 financial year, there is a budgetary allocation R225 million in equitable share allocation was given to provinces in order to supply sanitary pads to learners. In the event that a Provinces do not deliver on the mandate, it will not be due to the absence of the budget but due to provincial internal processes.

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2022-w4010 - 23 November 2022

Nazley Khan Sharif to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What (a) is the current status of the task team set up by her Office to explore options to manufacture sanitary products in-house to ensure that schoolgirls have access to free sanitary products as part of the Sanitary Dignity Programme of her Office and (b) are the relevant details of any findings and/or recommendations the specified task team has made in this regard to date?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

  • A National Task Team has been established and the following three departments are working in collaboration; Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), Department of Small Business & Development (DSBD) and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) for the sanitary dignity economic value chain program.
  • The project seeks to explore entry points and opportunities for increased participation of Women, youth, & Persons with ...
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2022-w4011 - 23 November 2022

Nazley Khan Sharif to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What are the relevant details of how the (a) R15 million allocated over the 2019-22 MediumTerm Expenditure Framework for the establishment of the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide was spent and (b) specified council will be funded once the relevant legislation for its establishment has been signed into law?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

(a) The R15 Million allocated over 2019 – 22 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is spent on payment of salaries for the NCGBVF Secretariat and their operations of developing strategies, frameworks and plans to be utilized in the coordination and monitoring of the National Strategic Plan on Gender Based Violence and Femicide (NSP on GBVF).

(b) The Council’s main source of funding would be monies appropriated ...

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2022-w4013 - 23 November 2022

Ahmed Munzoor Shaik Emam to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What measures did she and/or her Office put in place at grassroots level with the different stakeholders including Basic Education, Social Development and the SA Police Service to monitor the protection woman enjoy against the risks of being raped, murdered and becoming victims of genderbased violence?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 23 Nov 2022

The Department is facilitating establishment of Gender Based Violence and Femicide Rapid Response Teams (GBVF RRTs) at Local and District Municipality levels. The purpose of these Multi Stakeholder GBVF structures is to coordinate supportive response to GBVF victims and GBVF Prevention initiatives in the Municipalities. The GBVF RRTs are made up of government departments (i.e. Department of Basic Education, Social Development, South African Police ...

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2022-w4096 - 23 November 2022

Ciliesta Catherine Shoana Motsepe to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What provisions have been made to curb the rising levels of violence at schools without overly securitising schools?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Nov 2022

1. National School Safety Framework

The Department has trained schools on the implementation of the National School Safety Framework (NSSF) which is a guiding framework in addressing all forms of violent incidences in schools including gangsterism. The NSSF empowers schools to identify and manage all safety threats in schools, establish school safety committees comprising of stakeholders such as teachers, police officers, school governing body members ...

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2022-w4352 - 23 November 2022

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       What number of (a) learners make use of learner transport, (b) established transport routes are used by learner transports and (c) learner transport programmes are subsidised by her department (i) nationally and (ii) in each province in each case; (2) whether there are public-private partnerships to fund learner transport programmes and/or routes (a) nationally and (b) in each province; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what do the specified partnerships entail?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Nov 2022

1. Learner Transport Programme is a shared responsibility between the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Transport. The provisioning of learner transport programme is a provincial competency and the National Departments of Basic Education and Transport monitor the provisioning of learner transport programme in provinces.

Province

 (a) Number of Learners

(b) Learner Transport Routes

 (c ) subsidized by her department

 

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2022-w4306 - 23 November 2022

Wynand Johannes Boshoff to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2522 on 10 October 2022, the guidelines for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics that her department is consulting on, would enable an inclusive and safe learning environment for all learners; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what are the practical considerations for implementation to ensure that the culture and rights of all learners are protected and respected; (3) whether she has any concerns about the specified guidelines and/or their implementation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Nov 2022

(1) Yes

(2) Due consideration has been given to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa as the supreme law of the State, which prohibits violation of rights of all citizens.

(3) Human rights compliant education practice is an ongoing discourse; and the concern is that educators may not all be technically ready to implement the guidelines once published.  Therefore, the Department of Basic ...

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