2020-w65 - 02 March 2020

Denis Joseph to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What (a) type of performance and/or incentive bonuses exist in the (i) Department of Correctional Services and (ii) Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, excluding 13th cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance and/or incentive bonuses (i) in the (aa) 2017-18 and (bb) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) 2019-20 financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on 2 Mar 2020

a) (i) The Department of Correctional Services applies the following performance incentive measures that are prescribed by the Public Service and Administration`s Incentive Policy Framework for Employees in the Public Service, namely: Pay progression am performance bonuses.

b) (i) Amounts budgeted are outlined in the table below:

 

Financial year

Pay progression

Performance bonus

(aa)

2017/18

R 89 537 849.29

R 55 ...

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2020-w28 - 28 February 2020

Patrick Sindane to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Whether there are any programmes to support commercial goat farmers in the Vhembe Region; if not, what is the position in this regard; what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 28 Feb 2020

Enclosed herein is the reply to question no: 28/NW31E for your approval should you agree with the contents thereof. The information was supplied by the Branch: Food Security and Agrarian Reform as guided by the provincial Department of Agriculture in Limpopo.

QUESTION NO: 28/NW31E

  • The Vhembe District’s goat industry has a total of 73 416 goats owned by 9291 farmers. There ...
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2020-w106 - 28 February 2020

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Communications

What (a) are the reasons that the repeat fee claims (details furnished) submitted to the SA Broadcasting Corporation have not been paid on time in compliance with the National Treasury circulars on the timeous payment of invoices and claims and (b) actions have been taken against the relevant accounting officers for the (i) late and/or (ii) no payments?

Reply from the Minister of Communications on 28 Feb 2020

I have been advised by the SA Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

a) The SABC has a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in place on Royalties which stipulates the processes, timelines and requirements for a claim to be successfully processed and paid. These requirements have been communicated to all claimants. The SABC has paid on time all repeat claims which met the prescribed requirements. The public ...

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2020-w46 - 28 February 2020

Cameron Mackenzie to ask the Minister of Communications

(1)What business has the SA Post Office (SAPO) conducted with a certain company (name furnished) from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019; (2) Whether (a) SAPO, (b) her department, (c) the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, (d) the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, (e) the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa and/or (f) the Universal Service and Access Fund have entered into any agreements with the specified company with regard to the manufacture and distribution of set-top boxes; if so, what are the relevant details of the (i) scope, (ii) extent and (iii) costs of the agreements of each specified

Reply from the Minister of Communications on 28 Feb 2020

The Department and its entities have advised me as follows:

1. The South African Post Office (SAPO) did not conduct any business with Yekani Manufacturing Company from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019.

2. The Departments and the listed entities did not enter into any agreements with Yekani Manufacturing Company to manufacture and distribute set-top boxes.

 

 

MS STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS

MINISTER

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2020-w37 - 27 February 2020

Andrew Grant Whitfield to ask the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

What was the total number of live (a) black rhino and (b) white rhino in the Republic on (i) 31 December 2015, (ii) 31 December 2016, (iii) 31 December 2017, (iv) 31 December 2018 and (v) 31 December 2019?37. THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES REPLIES:Rhino numbers are informed by a variety of sources. Specific complementary reports are the following:• Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for both white and black rhino;

Reply from the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries on 27 Feb 2020


Rhino numbers are informed by a variety of sources. Specific complementary reports are the following:

• Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland for both white and black rhino;

• the Non Detriment findings for both white and black rhino;

• a report from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups; and

• TRAFFIC to the CITES Secretariat pursuant ...

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2020-w81 - 27 February 2020

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

(1) Noting the problems reported at the National Solar Water Heater Programme during the annual report presentation by his department in 2019, (a) what number of solar water heaters (i) have been installed in the current financial year. (ii) are still in storage; (b) what is the monthly cost of storage; (2) what steps has his department taken to rectify the major problem of the shortage of qualified installers?

Reply from the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on 27 Feb 2020

In 2019/20 financial year, the Department has not installed any Solar Water Heaters.
However,it can be reported that the installation companies were appointed in December 2019. The Department is currently finalising the internal audit on the bidding process to enable the finalisation of the contractual arrangements with the appointed Service Providers from which installation will commence; and

(ii) are still in storage ...

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2020-w29 - 27 February 2020

Yoliswa Nomampondomise Yako to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

(1)What (a) is the contribution of goat farming to the Republic’s agricultural export from 2014 to 2019 and (b) are the details of each destination and the form of export of goat as (i) livestock and/or (ii) processed meat exported to each destination?

Reply from the Minister of Trade and Industry on 27 Feb 2020

1. (a) Neither the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) nor Statistics South Africa publishes statistics on goat farming.

(b) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the legislated entity for statistics on the importation and exportation of goods.

(b) (i) According to SARS data published on the dti’s Trade Statistics portal, downloaded on 13 February 2020, South Africa exported goat livestock ...

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2020-w88 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the relevant details of the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that her department is currently party to, (b) who are the signatories to the specified MOUs in each case, (c) since what date(s) have each MOU been in place, (d) what are the objectives of each MOU and (e) how is each MOU being monitored to ensure that the objectives are met in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

(a) What are the relevant details of the Memoranda of Understanding(MOUs) that her department is currently party to

Honorable member is kindly referred to my reply on same question raised in 2019 (Questions 866 of 2019) which was tabled on 24 October 2019. The Question refers to “International MOU’s and agreements”. In terms of International Memoranda of understanding, all MOUs and Agreements ...

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2020-w87 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What (i) strategies and (ii) programmes are in place and are being planned to boost tourism by (aa) her department (bb) her department in conjunction with other departments and (cc) state-owned entities, (b) what are the details of the specified departments and state-owned entities and (c) how are they involved in these strategies and programmes?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

The Department and SA Tourism’s programmes and strategies to boost tourism are contained in the tabled Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plan.

Furthermore, future plans will be tabled in Parliament on 11 March 2020.

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2020-w86 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether there are any plans put in place to undertake studies on brand positivity by tourists and/or potential tourists to the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) deadlines, (b) milestones and (c) timelines in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

Whether there are any plans put in place to undertake studies on brand positivity by tourist and / or potential tourist to the Republic.

SA Tourism does conduct brand positivity studies through an in-depth assessment of travellers' perceptions of South Africa as a leisure travel destination across key priority markets. The aim of the study is to inform the key marketing and strategic initiatives of ...

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