2020-w1922 - 22 September 2020

Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) total number of (i) learners and (ii) teachers who had comorbidities have died from Covid-19 in each province and (b) was the specific illness and/or condition that the learners and/or teachers had?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education on 22 Sep 2020

(a) The reporting of death relating to COVID-19 does not seek to check whether the deceased had comorbidities or not. Attached are the COVID-19 related fatalities as reported by the Provincial Education Departments (PEDs)

(b) The Department of Basic Education does not collect the requested data. 

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2020-w1455 - 22 September 2020

Ignatius Michael Groenewald to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

Whether, with reference to the fact that most municipalities do not apply the principle of no-work-no-pay, resulting in unprotected illegal strikes, the Government engaged with the trade unions to protect the taxpayers and ensure that they receive value for money for taxes and rates that they pay by allowing municipal employees to rather claim from the Unemployment Insurance Fund during the period of lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in line with other citizens who are on a no-work-no-pay arrangement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 22 Sep 2020

Municipalities’ employees are legible to apply for Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)benefits if the employer has registered them using a reference number.

UIF Covid-19 TERS, are funds that a meant for employees who have been temporary laid-off due to lockdown as everybody is adhering to health and safety protocols having occasioned by the outbreak of devastating Covid-19. Attempting to curb the spread of Covid-19 ...

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2020-w1897 - 22 September 2020

Nokulunga Primrose Sonti to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

What (a) number of persons have lost their jobs in the mining industry since the beginning of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 and (b) engagements has he had with the mining sector to reduce the number of job losses in the mining industry?

Reply from the Minister of Employment and Labour on 22 Sep 2020

a) Honourable Member would recall that Statistics South Africa is responsible for collection, collating and releasing of the official employment statistics through the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) and the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES).

The number of jobs lost in the mining industry since the beginning of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 is not yet available because the QLSF 2nd Quarter ...

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2020-w1849 - 21 September 2020

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she has been informed of the allegations that some councillors and politicians at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are alleged to have taken and kept for themselves the JoJo water tanks which were meant for communities without water; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what action has she taken to recover the JoJo water tanks?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 21 Sep 2020

No I have not been informed about the allegations referred to in the question. The Honourable Member is requested to urgently report the matter to the nearby police station and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. Further, the Member is requested to provide me with details of this alleged crime.

I wish to state categorically that we are enjoined to deliver a service to our people ...

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2020-w2136 - 21 September 2020

Cameron Mackenzie to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

What are the reasons that the Government has not ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, commonly known as the Budapest Convention, after becoming a signatory on 23 November 2001 and (b) by what date does the Government intend to ratify the Budapest Convention?

Reply from the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on 21 Sep 2020

a) The Government does not intend to ratify the Budapest Convention, despite the fact that South Africa (SA) participated in negotiations on the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and signed the instrument on 23 November 2001. The Government took the decision to not ratify this instrument on the basis that the country’s policy on cybercrime did not comply with the provisions of the Convention ...

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2020-w1870 - 21 September 2020

Wilma Susan Newhoudt-Druchen to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What assistance is being given to child victims of sexual abuse?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 21 Sep 2020

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development offers assistance to child victims of sexual violence in a number of ways.

Over the years, the justice system has moved towards an approach tailored to prevent and minimize any further hardships and trauma often encountered by child victims of sex crimes when seeking redress for violation of their rights.

Since 2013, the Department has been establishing ...

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2020-w2147 - 21 September 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) steps has her department taken to ensure accessibility of tourism sites in the past three financial years to date, (b) are the details of the success achieved in this regard, (c) are the details of how accessibility of tourism sites is measured, (d) are the details of the road infrastructure that was (i) developed, (ii) upgraded and (iii) maintained in the past three financial years to date and (e) are the additional tourism offers that have been added in this regard in each instance?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Sep 2020

Various role players contribute to tourism. Tourism will always benefit from any maintenances, upgrades or new developments to any infrastructure.

Road infrastructure is not the competency of the Department of Tourism nor does the department keep the requested information pertaining to the road infrastructure of the country.The Honourable member may refer the question to the Minister of Transport.

(a) to (e) Not applicable.

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2020-w2148 - 21 September 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) are the details of any organisation that has been supported by her department in the past three financial years to date, (b) is the nature of the support provided to each organisation, (c) is the total amount of monetary support given to each organisation, (d)(i) are the details of the criteria used to decide which organisation to support and (ii) are the reasons that the specified organisations were supported, (e) outcomes (i) were expected from the organisations respectively in each instance and (ii) did each organisation deliver in each case, (f) monitoring mechanisms are in place to monitor outcomes and expenditure and (g) criteria were used to categorise outcomes as successes and/or failures?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Sep 2020

The Department does not provide support to organisations.

(a) to (g) not applicable

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2020-w1889 - 21 September 2020

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the reasons that (a) The grievance lodged by a certain person (name furnished) regarding the interdict of the appointment of Eskom Group Treasurer was ignored, (b) Eskom misled the chairperson of the grievance process by supplying an incorrect advert of the position and (c) A certain person (name furnished) was a member of the interview panel that appointed Eskom Treasurer when the specified person is not a member of the board or an employee of Eskom? NW2397E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) The Grievance was attended to in line with the Eskom HR Management priscipts and the outcome was provided to the aggrieved employee.

(b) The advert that had been provided initially was the copy of the working draft. The error was corrected when it was posted out. There were no material differences between the working draft and ...

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2020-w1197 - 21 September 2020

Ghaleb Cachalia to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the relevant details of private shareholders who (a) have held shares in the SA Express Airways SOC Ltd (SA Express) since it was established and (b) currently hold shares; (2) What are the relevant details of shares traded during the life of SA Express, including the details of the (a) shares traded, (b) share sellers, (c) share purchasers and (d) amounts paid for shares? NW1502E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

 

  1. (a) In 2007, Transnet divested its interest in SA Express when the airline was established in terms of the SA Express Act (No. 34 of 2007), promulgated in December 2007, which provided for the transfer of SA Express shares and interests from Transnet to the state. The Act further granted the conversion of SA Express into a public company with share capital. In 2009 ...
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