Parliamentary Questions

Parliament 6th Administration

2020

 

  • Question 2851 – What mechanisms has his department put in place to ensure that state-owned enterprises comply with (a) designations and (b) local content requirements?
  • Question 2814 – With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), (a) how exactly was the (i) R21 086 23, 21 allocated to project number 80768 and (ii) R24 980 000, 00 that was allocated to project number 103496 spent and (b) how does the National Lotteries Commission justify allocating more money to the Roadshow send-off for the Rio Olympics than to Preparation for Rio Olympics?
  • Question 2813 – With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), (a) of the R13 750 000, 00 allocated to project number 73656, what amount was spent on the (i) community magazine, (ii) socioeconomic cohesion symposium and (iii) cultural awareness campaign, (b) what number of editions of the magazine have been published, (c) who spoke at the socioeconomic cohesion symposium, (d) what number of persons attended the symposium, (e) where was it held and (f) what was the purpose of the cultural awareness campaign?
  • Question 2715 – (1) Whether he will instruct his department to investigate if due process was followed when the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) decided to make the R3 million donation to a certain foundation (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
    (2) whether his department is investigating a certain person (name furnished) as part of its broader investigation into allegations of corruption pertaining to the NLC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2714 – (1) Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) is in any way related to a certain person (name and details furnished), if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,
    (2) whether this is deemed to constitute a conflict of interest in accordance with the policies of the NLC and/or his department, taking into account the donation to the specified foundation from the NLC and the fact that the specified person’s relative is employed in a senior position in his department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2657 – What total number of poultry farms that are 100% black-owned (a) will participate in the new localisation designation report and (b) are not affiliated with the SA Poultry Association?
  • Question 2623 – What (a) amount did his (i) department and/or (ii) Ministry spend on vehicle hire for (aa) himself and (bb) the Deputy Ministers (i) Ms N Gina and (ii) Mr F Z Majola and (b) are all the relevant details in each case;
  • Question 2584 – With reference to his reply to question 1293 on 18 November 2019, wherein he indicated that the second phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme has not been initiated yet pending funding approval, what (a) are the reasons that was no budget set aside in the 2019-20 financial year for the specified programme, (b) further phases and deliverables are planned in the (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021-22 financial years, (c) are the budgetary estimates for expenditure in the (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021-22 financial years and (d) is the quantum in Rand of funding that has been approved in the 2020-2021 financial year?
  • Question 2556 – With reference to his reply to question 1293 on 18 November 2019, wherein he indicated that the second phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme has not been initiated yet pending funding approval, what (a) are the reasons that was no budget set aside in the 2019-20 financial year for the specified programme, (b) further phases and deliverables are planned in the (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021-22 financial years, (c) are the budgetary estimates for expenditure in the (i) 2020-21 and (ii) 2021-22 financial years and (d) is the quantum in Rand of funding that has been approved in the 2020-2021 financial year?
  • Question 2555 – What (a) return is the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) getting on each investment that it has and (b) are the full relevant details of the list of impairments on advances and/or investments;
  • Question 2554 – What are the reasons that the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) is holding such large investments at a time when it is receiving less funds for disbursement to good causes;
  • Question 2478 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2151 on 21 September 2020, the amounts supplied for each trip included any allowance and/or per diems granted to a certain person (name furnished); if not why not; if so, what are the further relevant details thereof;
  • Question 2403 – Whether he will introduce legislation to remove the powers of municipalities to grant permission to extend alcohol trading hours beyond national regulations and allow sales at school events, taking into consideration the lessons learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic, namely that increasing alcohol trading hours increases alcohol-related harm; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2345 – On what date (a) was a certain official (name and details furnished) of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) placed on special leave and/or suspension and (b) is it expected that the specified official will return to work at the NLC;
  • Question 2235 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1611 on 21 August 2020, he will provide (a) a breakdown of what logistics consist of for each of the events listed, (b) the number of guests at each event, (c) the number of personnel from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) who attended each event and (d) the average cost per head for NLC personnel who attended;
  • Question 2234 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1707 on 21 August 2020, he has been informed that a certain company (name furnished) received R64,431,576.24 from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) through its Black Industrialists Programme and that on the National Lotteries Commission’s website it clearly states that a certain person (name and details furnished) is a director of the specified company; if not, what is the position in this regard;
  • Question 2217 – What is the total number of persons who are employed in his Private Office;
  • Question 2188 – What (a) total amount did the Sport and Recreation Distributing Agency receive in each financial year since its inception, (b) total amount was spent in each specified financial year on (i) salaries and/or allowances, (ii) office rentals, (iii) the sponsoring of events and all relevant details in this regard, (iv) travelling and accommodation and (v) any other specific costs and (c) total amount in funding was received for the development of sport?
  • Question 2187 – On what date was the Sport and Recreation Distributing Agency (SRDA) established
  • Question 2156 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 737 on 25 May 2020, he received the information requested from the provinces; if not, by what date does he envisage to receive such information; if so, will he furnish Mr. M Waters with the further relevant details?
  • Question 2152 – Whether his department ever investigated allegations of the awarding of incentives through the Industrial Financing Branch to family members of certain persons (names furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what was the outcome in each case and (b) will he furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with the further relevant details?
  • Question 2151 – 1) Whether he will furnish Mr M Cuthbert with a list of official overseas trips that a certain person (name furnished) has taken during her tenure at his department, including the (a) cost, (b) destination and (c) purpose of each trip; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,
    2) whether the specified person ever received any gifts from Ithuba; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,
    3) whether the gifts were declared to his department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2150 – (1) Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1107 on 22 June 2020, a certain person (name furnished) (a) took and (b) was approved for sabbatical leave on more than one occasion prior to 9 February 2018 to 8 February 2019; if so, what are the relevant details;
    (2) whether the sabbatical leave of the specified person was approved in line with the regulations of the Department of Public Service and Administration; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) for how long was the leave taken and (b) on what date was each leave segment taken?
  • Question 2038 – With reference to his reply to question 555 on 25 May 2020, (a) what are the details of the progress achieved to date for each company and (b) how is the progress (i) monitored and (ii) reported in each case?
  • Question 1824 – (a) What total number of black-owned specifically Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Level 1 companies have received assistance from the National Empowerment Fund under the programme Corporate Fund sub-programmes Project Finance, and Liquidity & Warehousing and (b) under what trades are the specified companies?
  • Question 1782 – With regard to his replies to questions, (a) 1109 on 22 July 2020 and (b) 1039 on 20 July 2020, what (i) was the purpose of each grant stipulated in the annexures and (ii) are the details of the geo-coordinates of the location of each project including longitude and latitude coordinates;
  • Question 1764 – With regard to the recently introduced ban on the export of scrap metal that he imposed, (a) who approached him for the ban and (b) what arguments and/or supporting data were presented in support of the request;
  • Question 1738 – (a) What total number of companies manufacture ventilators, (b) where is each specified company located, (c) what number of employees does each company have and (d) what capacity does each company have to produce ventilators?
  • Question 1738 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 567 on 16 September 2019, the Chief Director who had been suspended for 729 days was placed on suspension for dealings in information technology (IT) procurement with a certain company (name furnished);
  • Question 1708 – On what date will the preliminary report of the investigation into the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) be tabled to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition;
  • Question 1707 – Whether he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a list of funding transfers made to a certain company (name furnished) by the Industrial Development Corporation since the inception of the Black Industrialists Programme as well as any other relevant details?
  • Question 1671 – Whether a certain company (name furnished) that was launched on 6 June 2018 by his department is still being funded through the Black Industrialists Scheme; if so, what is the (a) funding transfer agreement, (b) contract thereof and (c) total amount of funding awarded to the specified company to date?
  • Question 1611 – Whether he will provide Mr M J Cuthbert with a detailed list of all (a) logistics, (b) catering, (c) venue hire, (d) musician hire and (e) advertising terms of the budget spent for all National Lottery roadshows that took place in the 2019-20 financial year?
  • Question 1529 – With reference to the reply of the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture to question 197 on 27 May 2020, (a) for what specified purpose did the National Lottery allocate R4 million to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and (b) on what date (i) did (SASCOC) apply for the money and (ii) was the money transferred to SASCOC?
  • Question 1527 – With reference to his reply to question 1107 on 22 June 2020, (a) on what type of leave are the two officials in the Industrial Financing Branch who have not reported for work since 2019, (b) for what period of time has each of the two officials been on the specified leave and (c) why were the names of the specified two officials not included in his reply to question 1107 on 22 June 2020;
  • Question 1432 – What are the details of the events that led to Moody’s downgrading, from Ba1 to Ba 2, of the credit rating of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC);
  • Question 1431 – (1) Whether a certain person (name furnished) and/or any company with which he is associated is part of the media and communications service provider database and/or panel of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC);
    (2) whether the specified person and/or any associated company of which he is a part has ever received any remuneration from the NLC in return for services rendered; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what was the value of the services rendered?
  • Question 1355 – Whether he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a list of legal service providers who have rendered legal services on a consultancy and/or other basis to the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) over the past five financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
  • Question 1205 – What progress has been made in the negotiations between the Seriti Holdings, Coalzar and the Industrial Development Corporation regarding the development of the New Largo Coal Fields?
  • Question 1140 – With reference to his reply to question 923 on 2 June 2020, what (a) is the name of each company from which the specified goods and/or services were purchased, (b) is the amount of each transaction and (c) was the service and/or product that each company rendered;
  • Question 1109 – Supplementary Reply PQ-1109 Annexure NLC 50 organisations
  • Question 1109 – What (a) are the names of the top 50 organisations in the past 10 financial years that received the highest amount of funding from the National Lottery and (b) was the value of funding in each case in each specified financial year;
  • Question 1108 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 259 on 25 May 2020, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a detailed list of the (a) names and (b) job titles of each employee of his department who incurred expenditure on business class flights?
  • Question 1107 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 259 on 25 May 2020, he will furnish Mr M.J Cuthbert with the (a) names and (b) job titles of each employee of his department who has been on sabbatical leave since 1 January 2019; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case;
  • Question 1054 – WOn which provisions in the Lockdown Regulations did he rely to declare that an essential service certificate issued by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission is a compulsory requirement for businesses to operate during the Lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19?
  • Question 1045 – Whether he has convened any Ministers and Members of Executive Councils meetings since the start of the national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was each meeting held and (b) what was on the agenda of each meeting?
  • Supplementary Reply: Question 1039 – Annexure NLC Funding
  • Supplementary Reply: Question 1039 – What (a) number of institutions and/or projects were funded to the value of R10 million or greater by the National Lottery, (b) was the funding intended for in each case and (c) are the names of the organisations that received such funding in each of the past 10 financial years;
  • Question 1039 – What (a) number of institutions and/or projects were funded to the value of R10 million or greater by the National Lottery, (b) was the funding intended for in each case and (c) are the names of the organisations that received such funding in each of the past 10 financial years;
  • Question 976 – What is the name of each person he consulted from the credit and banking sectors regarding the possible enactment of section 11 of the National Credit Amendment Act, Act 7 of 2019;
  • Question 923 – Whether his department awarded any tenders connected to the COVID-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses to whom these tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded and (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business;
  • Question 885 – Whether his department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; whether the COVID-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003), as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does he or his department rely to allocate COVID-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of COVID-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?
  • Question 833 – With reference to the risk-adjusted approach, what (a) are the specific matrix indicators that he is looking at to make recommendations to advance to Level 3 and (b) thresholds need to be met at each point in the matrix in this regard?
  • Question 832 – Whether, given that no logical rationale has been provided to South Africans and businesses for the restriction on the unfettered operation of e-commerce under the risk-adjusted approach and following his statement (details furnished), he can elaborate on (a) what the directions are and (b) by what date the directions will be made public?
  • Question 831 – Whether the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) will only allocate COVID-19 funding relief to qualifying entities according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003), as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds will the IDC’s COVID-19 funding relief rely to only allocate such funding to entities according to the specified Act and (b) what form of COVID-19 funding relief will be made available to other entities?
  • Question 798 – What criteria are used to determine which sector of business can become functional at each level of the national lockdown to curb the Covid-19 pandemic; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?
  • Question 779 – What (a) number of applications have been received for funding relief through the (i) Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme COVID-19 Fund for Essential Supplies, (ii) Relief Funding for Companies in COVID-19 Distress and (iii) COVID-19 Black Business Funding Solutions in each province to date, (b) number of the specified applications have been (i) approved and (ii) rejected in each case in each
    province and (c) was the Rand value of each (i) approved and (ii) rejected application in each case in each province?
  • Question 737 – Whether, with reference to the State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019 in which the President of the Republic, Mr MC Ramaphosa, stated that all taverns, shebeens and liquor outlets near school premises must be shut down, any of the specified outlets near school premises have been shut down; if not, why not; if so, what number of the specified outlets (a) have been closed since the specified pronouncement and (b) within 500 meters of a school and/or educational institution are not yet shut down?
  • Question 724 – With reference to the call by his department for public comments on the Government’s Draft Framework for the Risk-Adjusted Strategy to bring different sectors of the economy back to work, what role does his department play in reviewing submissions received from members of the public in determining the schedule of services to be phased in on each level of the Government’s Draft Framework for the Risk-Adjusted Strategy;
  • Question 709 – What are the criteria by which the Company and Intellectual Property Commission allowed Uzalo to continue shooting follow-up episodes during the lockdown period to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while blocking others from doing the same?
  • Question 654 – Whether, as a participant on the board of the Solidarity Fund, he can provide details as to whether distributions from the fund or procurement by the fund are subject to Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment policies and legislation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the rationale for this?
  • Question 609 – Whether the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission
    has published a list of fees for the 2020 financial year in accordance with the BroadBased Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 46 of 2013) and the Regulations of 2016 regarding the submission of B-BBEE compliance certificates for all companies; if not, why not; if so, what is the full breakdown of the fees applicable to all companies;
  • Question 595 – (a) What percentage of black women-owned businesses does the Industrial Development Corporation fund, (b) in what sectors are the women-owned businesses and (c) how does the specified percentage compare with the other demographics?
  • Question 594 – What progress has his department made with putting measures in place to ensure the stability of the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS), especially in light of the coronavirus and the vital role that the SABS plays in verifying the standard of goods in the Republic?
  • NCOP Question 564 – Whether his department has made any efforts to date to ensure that private information of individuals and entities in its possession is safeguarded from unlawful access by third parties; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 555 – What (a) progress has the Government made in respect of signing a trade deal with China to mitigate against the R6,9 billion trade deficit and (b) are the details of the Government’s position on trade relations with China, given that China has a net negative effect on the Republic’s economy?
  • Question 546 – What (a) progress has the Government made in respect of signing a trade deal with China to mitigate against the R6,9 billion trade deficit and (b) are the details of the Government’s position on trade relations with China, given that China has a net negative effect on the Republic’s economy?
  • Question 526 – In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 that disrupted socio-economic activities, including the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, what is the status of developments with regard to economic diplomacy and the economic integration of the continent?
  • Question 525 – In view of the President of the Republic, Mr M.C Ramaphosa, in the State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019 enjoining the Government to put measures in place to improve the Ease-of-Doing Business rankings of the Republic, what (a) steps has his department taken to improve the Republic’s rankings and (b) are the relevant details of the achievements in this regard?
  • Question 524 – What interventions will his department make to revive the manufacturing sector, especially the steel sector, which has contracted by 74,9% according to the Gross Domestic Product figures released by Statistics South Africa for the 2nd Quarter of 2020?
  • Question 519 – Has the Competition Commission finalised its investigation into the inflation of prices by certain retail stores (names furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the applicable fines;
  • Question 513 – Whether he has conducted a risk assessment of defaulting on the repayments of the Industrial Development Corporation loan by businesses that are affected by the coronavirus; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the details of the risks and (b) plans are in place to deal with the risks?
  • Question 512 – What lessons has he learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to the urgency of strengthening the local manufacturing of goods and (b) how will this influence the policy focus of his department in terms of promoting local beneficiation through boosting manufacturing in the Republic?
  • Question 426 – What (a)(i) total number of persons have directly benefited from the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) legislation since it was enacted in the 2003- 04 financial year and (ii) is the total number of persons from the B-BBEE in terms of (aa) each of the department’s 13 entities reporting to him and (bb) each entity’s respective empowerment programmes and (b) is the total economic value generated in this regard considering the principle that once a person is empowered the person will always be empowered?
  • NCOP Question 416 – With reference to the pronouncements regarding the revitalisation project of rebuilding and reopening factories in Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape (details furnished), (a) when are the operational industries expected in Dimbaza and (b) what are the exact timelines in this regard?
  • Question 408 – With regard to the approved funding to provide much-needed sanitation at Limpopo and Eastern Cape schools, (a) how were the contracts awarded to certain companies (names and details furnished), (b) which schools in each province were beneficiaries of the projects, (c) who were the members of the bid adjudication panel, (d) what were the details of the tender documents, (e) what were the contractual details in each case regarding the number of toilets to be built at each school, budget amount for each toilet and each school, (f) who are the owners of the specified companies, (g) what is the experience and qualifications that each company hold in this industry, (h) how is a certain person (name furnished) involved in both companies and (i) who was awarded the contracts that was successfully completed and signed off?
  • Question 383 – Whether the Government has managed to achieve the targets it set itself to achieve through the Black Economic Empowerment programme in the past 10 years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details?
  • Question 372 – What has he found to be the impact on the transformation of the Republic’s economy after certain South African owned and controlled companies (names furnished) were taken over by multinational companies?
  • NCOP Question 281 – How much is owed by his department in (i) current and (ii) overdue accounts to each metropolitan municipality and (b) what are the reasons for each amount in arrears?
  • Question 265 – In the light of the detrimental effect that the lockdown regulations have had on the economy of the Republic in general and more specifically on trade and industry, and the continuous calls by the Government for a more inclusive economy and more intensified continuous drive for broad-based black economic empowerment, how does he foresee the creation of a new and more inclusive trade post Covid-19 without (a) the continuous exclusion of undesignated groups and (b) creating new inequalities?
  • Question 260 – What has he found to be the rationale behind the Level 4 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) requirement for manufacturers as contained within the Automotive Industry Masterplan;
  • Question 259 – Whether he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a copy of his department’s policy on sabbatical leave for officials; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
  • Question 257 – What amount has the National Lottery paid to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee specifically for funds to be transferred to the Commonwealth Bid Committee in each of the past three financial years?
  • Question 256 – Whether, with reference to his undertaking in his reply to question 426 on 25 May 2020, he will furnish Mr M.J Cuthbert with the more comprehensive set of metrics relating to the (a) number of persons who benefitted directly from the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation since it was enacted in the 2003-04 financial year and (b) total economic value generated in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 255 – By what date does the National Lotteries Commission intend to provide information relating to its Covid-19 Relief Fund of R150 million to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition as requested by the Committee?
  • Question 248 – With reference to the risk-adjusted approach, what (a) are the specific matrix indicators that he is looking at to make recommendations to advance to Level 3 and (b) thresholds need to be met at each point in the matrix in this regard?
  • Question 247 – (a) On what legislation that falls within his department did he rely to enact financial and economic relief measures to low-income South Africans specifically during the state of national disaster and (b) to what effect has this been done?
  • Question 225 – What is the Government’s industrial strategy to create a new economy that will (a) stimulate manufacturing and (b) create sustainable jobs post Covid-19?
  • Question 221 – What steps has his department taken to prepare for the effective and maximum implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement;
  • Question 217 – What number of applications by companies owned by black women has the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) rejected because of incomplete application forms in the period 1 January 2015 up to 31 December 2019;
  • Question 217 (Oral Parliamentary Question)– Whether he and/or his department intends to commission the manufacturing of personal protective equipment through a state-owned company; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 215 – What (a) number of (i) companies have benefited from the black industrialist programme since its establishment and (ii) jobs have been created by each company and (b) are the relevant details of the (i) name of each company, (ii) directors and (iii) number of directors in each specified case?
  • Question 211 – Whether, with reference to the latest balance of trade figures for the Republic issued by the SA Revenue Service that show an accumulated general trade surplus of R116 billion for 2017 to the last quarter of 2019, and a trade deficit amounting to approximately R96 billion with China, his department is considering quotas on imports from China to protect local manufacturers and to prevent further job losses; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) timelines;
  • Question 205 – With reference to the top 10 investigations into overpricing in the Republic during the Lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, what (a) are the names of the companies that were involved in the specified overpricing? (b) is the status of the specified investigations?
  • Question 192 – How does the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) intend to support the South African athletes who will be participating in the Olympics in Birmingham in Alabama, United States, in 2021, given the financial challenges faced by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee and (b) what is the role of the NLC in promoting women sport in the Republic through its funding?
  • Question 191 – Whether the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) funded any organisation which belongs to a certain person (name furnished) or an organisation of which the specified person is a director; if so, (a) whether he will provide the details of the organisation(s) to Mr. TW Mhlongo and (b) what amount was granted in each case;
  • NCOP Question 181 – How long does it take for his Department to respond to customers who lodged complaints regarding price hikes and (b) how many cases have been resolved thus far?
  • Question 171 – (a) What total number of Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS) approvals (i) are outstanding and (ii) require approval for the 2018-19 financial year, (b) what are the names of the relevant companies that are still waiting and (c) how long have they been waiting to be approved;
  • Question 170 – (a) What number of section 12I allowances which (i) are to be considered by the adjudication committee and (ii) have been submitted to his department are outstanding and require approval, (b) what are the relevant details of each company name and (c) how long they have been waiting to be approved;
  • Question 169 – With reference to his reply to question 1738 on 7 January 2020, what are the details of the outcomes of the arbitration that took place on 16 and 17 January 2020;
  • NCOP Question 159 – What expenditure has been incurred by his department as a result of the Treasury Instruction Note No. 8 that was published on 19 March 2020, which allowed for the relaxations in procurement processes and (b) how has his department adhered to the regulations that were set down in such an Instruction Note?
  • Question 152 – By what date (a) does he envisage the forensic investigation into the conduct and payments to Ndzabandzaba Attorneys launched in 2018 will be completed and (b) will the outcomes of the forensic investigation be made public?
  • NCOP Question 147 – Whether he has been informed that butcheries across the country are allegedly selling expired meat products; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what actions are being taken to address the matter?
  • Question 92 – Why does South Africa’s ranking in the World Bank’s 2020 Ease of Doing Business Report remain at 84 despite his department and the World Bank having set up a working group to address the country’s poor performance in the 2019 version of the report; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
  • Question 91 – What was the cost of his trip to the meeting of the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in terms of (a) flights and accommodation, (b) daily allowance and (c) the (i) number of employees from his private office that attended and (ii) total cost for them to attend;
  • Question 90 – Has he been informed of the pending liquidation of a certain company (Yekani Manufacturing) based in East London;
  • Question 64 – With regard to the African Continental Free Trade Area, what budget has been allocated specifically for trade promotion in the medium term for South African manufacturers to take advantage of this agreement?
  • Question 63 – Whether the National Lotteries Commission has received applications from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in support of delivering TeamSA to the (a) 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and (b) 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of the applications, (ii) why was funding not paid out and (iii) on what date is it envisaged that the funds will be paid out?
  • Question 62 – Whether he has extended the contract of a certain person (name and details furnished); if so, (a) for what period and (b) what provisions did he rely on to do so?
  • NCOP Question 46 – What progress has been made (a) thus far with the establishment of Industrial Special Zones (details furnished) and (b) in Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape in this regard?
  • Question 29 – 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?

2019

  • Question 1719 – On what date will the building of the Mulilo Power Station at the SA Energy and Metallurgical Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Limpopo start;
  • Question 1718 – Whether, with reference to the SA Energy and Metallurgical Special Economic Zone in Limpopo, he will furnish Ms A M M Weber with a copy of the (a) agreement between the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa, and the Chinese government for the investment of R145 billion in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and (b) environmental impact assessment for the SEZ Musina-Makhado in Limpopo;
  • Question 1663 – What amount of funding did his department contribute towards the March to Freedom exhibition in the City of Cape Town on 15 November 2019 and (b) how has he found did this fulfil the mandate of his department?
  • Question 1649 – With reference to his reply to question 1293 on 18 November 2019, wherein he indicated that the second phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme has not been initiated yet, pending funding approval, (a) why was budget for the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme not set aside for the 2019-20 financial year, (b) what further phases and deliverables are planned for the (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 financial years for the specified programme and (c) what are the budgetary estimates for expenditure for the specified financial years for the specified programme?
  • Question 1379 – Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?
  • Question 1307 – (a) Which international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 1 April 2014 were (i) related to the (aa) SA Copyright law and (bb) International Copyright law and (ii) sponsored by international corporations and (b) what is the name of each international corporation that sponsored each trip?
  • Question 1306 – What are the details of all international trips that were undertaken by officials of his department since 2014, in each case, including the (a) date of the trip, (b) destination, (c) duration of the trip, (d) name of each official on the trip, (e) job title of each official on the trip, (f) purpose of the trip, (g) name of the conference or event attended and (h) name of each sponsor of the (i) trip and (ii) conference/event attended?
  • Question 1293 – With reference to his reply to question 802 on 14 October 2019, wherein he indicated that the first phase of the Ekandustria Revitalisation Programme was completed on 27 March 2019, what (a) are the deliverables for the second phase of the programme, (b) is the progress of the second phase as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (c) is the envisaged completion date of the second phase and (d) amount has been budgeted or allocated to the second phase in the 2019-20 financial year?
  • Question 1259 – What (a) is the current total cost of renovating the Credo Mutwa museum and library in Kuruman, Northern Cape and (b) amount was (i) allocated for the specific library, house and museum project by (aa) the Northern Cape government and (bb) his department and (ii) donated by the National Lotteries commission towards the construction of the Credo Mutwa museum;
  • Question 1208 – What (a) has been the basic salary of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Empowerment Fund in each of the past three financial years, (b) benefits has the CEO been entitled to and (c) bonus has been paid to the CEO in each financial year?
  • Question 1182 – Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason.

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