Parliamentary Questions

Parliament 6th Administration

2021

  • Question 2269 – In light of the fact that the Republic to date has received 23,4% of its Johnson & Johnson supply, yet Aspen has been exporting some of its Johnson & Johnson vaccines abroad, what efforts is his department making in negotiating for Aspen to receive a full
    technology transfer agreement and not leave the fight to civil society alone considering
    the monopoly enjoyed by Johnson & Johnson,
  • Question 2192 – To what extent will the intended localisation policies affect (a) goods and services to be traded under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), both
    directly and indirectly, (b) domestic, regional, and continental supply chains, (c)
    non-localised demarcated sectors and (d) trade relations with other member
    states of the AfCFTA, including possible retaliatory measures imposed by them
    against South African industries;
  • Question 2155 – What (a) is the total number of opportunities wherein his department had assisted local businesses to access the export markets since 1 January 2021 and (b) are the full relevant details in this regard?
  • Question 2142 – (a) Whether he has consulted the lead senior negotiator, on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at his own department regarding South Africa’s proposed localisation policies, considering the fact that Dr Morgenie Pillay believes that the said localisation policies are incongruent with the AfCFTA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details regarding the outcomes of the consultations;
  • Question 2139 – (a) Whether he has consulted the lead senior negotiator, on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at his own department regarding South Africa’s proposed localisation policies, considering the fact that Dr Morgenie Pillay believes that the said localisation policies are incongruent with the AfCFTA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details regarding the outcomes of the consultations;
  • Question 2106 – What (a) amount of the R150 million allocated to the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) COVID-19 Relief fund has been disbursed to date, (b) is the detailed breakdown of (i) each recipient of the COVID-19 Relief Fund and (ii) the amount each recipient was granted, (c) has happened with the unspent and/or unallocated funds and (d) monitoring and evaluation processes have been carried out by the NLC to ensure that the funds were spent in line with existing financial and legal prescripts?, PQ 2106 – Annexure A, PQ 2106 – Annexure B
  • Question 2069 – Whether he has found that the ongoing court case between him and the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has resulted in the delay of the appointment of a new chairperson of the NLC; if not, how was this conclusion reached; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2050 – What are his department’s existing and planned efforts to (a) boost exports, promote investment and create high-value, high-paying jobs in order to build back from the effects of COVID-19 and (b) ensure every part of the Republic benefits from our trade strategies?
  • Question 2014 – Whether there has been an investigation by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) and/or his department into R4,5 million fraud in the NRCS; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details;
  • Question 2013 – Whether a well-known personality (name furnished) and/or her company, (details furnished) received any grant funding from the National Lotteries Commission; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the funding?
  • Question 2012 – With reference to his reply to question 159 on 5 March 2021, (a) what are the reasons that he has not yet provided the requested information and (b) on what date will he provide the information?
  • Question 1999 – Whether he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a list of (a) 12 organisations linked to a certain journalist (name furnished) that allegedly received grants from the National Lotteries Commission, (b) the amount of money granted to each of the organisations, (c) the year that each of the funds were disbursed and (d) any other relevant details thereof; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 1938 – What total number of the businesses that supply (a) chicken, (b) rice and/or (c) car accessories in the Republic are South African-owned?
  • Question 1937 – What (a) relief measures has he put in place to assist black-owned small businesses and emerging industrialists who lost their properties during the recent unrest in (i) KwaZulu-Natal and (ii) Gauteng, (b) total number of the specified businesses were funded by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and (c) steps has the IDC taken to ensure that the businesses are able to operate again?
  • Question 1900 – Whether, with regard to Uprising Youth Development 153-190 Non-Profit Organisation, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a copy of the certified application form received by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) in respect of their application for R5,5 million in the 2019-20 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
  • Question 1899 – With regard to his reply to question 695 on 6 April 2021, (a) how are lawyers and/or legal firms chosen from the list of service providers, (b) what are the reasons that Ndobela Lamola Incorporated was selected to do so much work that they earned approximately 25% of all fees paid by the National Lotteries Commission between 2016 and 2020 and (c)(i) how was R5,7 million spent on the Mzukisi Makatse case, (ii) what are the full total breakdown of the costs associated with the case and (iii) what were the reasons for the costs having been so high?
  • Question 1882 – (a) What are the 27 products referred to in his department’s policy statement on localisation dated 18 May 2021, wherein it is stated that since 2014, 27 key products that have been procured by Government have been successfully prioritised for purchasing by the State from local manufacturers and (b) how were the 27 products identified?
  • Question 1881 – With regard to the target of 20% of non-petroleum imports that are to be substituted for locally produced goods, which he communicated to the National Economic Development and Labour Council, (a) how was the figure of 20% established and (b) what is the time frame for reaching the set target;
  • Question 1880 – With reference to his budget speech and the department’s policy statement on localisation dated 18 May 2021, (a) what are the 42 products identified for strategic localisation and (b) how were the 42 products identified?
  • Question 1763 – Whether, with the price of cooking oil having risen by 70%, he intends to introduce a price ceiling or to take any action to protect South Africans from the increasing cost; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 1587 – What are the aggregate amounts that are available in the (a) Special Economic Zones Fund, (b) Black Industrialist Scheme and (c) Critical Infrastructure Fund of his department;
  • Question 1571 – With reference to item 15 of the 2005-06 Annual Report of the National Lotteries Board under the heading Gauteng on page 53, indicating that a R900 000 conditional grant was allocated to a certain company (name and details furnished), what are the relevant details of the conditions that were not met which eventually led to the grant being withdrawn?
  • Question 1532 – Whether his department studied the economic disadvantages of the establishment of an Amazon e-Commerce distribution centre in the retail sector in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the results?
  • Question 1531 – What are the challenges to reindustrialisation in the Republic and (b) how does the Government intend to overcome the specified challenges in the long term?
  • Question 1530 – How does the Government intend to address the challenges of cheap imports of goods into the Republic;
  • Question 1489– Whether his department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case;
  • Question 1452– With reference to his reply to question 2584 on 27 November 2020, where it is stated that the Mpumalanga Growth Agency (MEGA) deliberately decided to slow down the Ekandustria Industrial Park revitalisation programme in Ekangala, Gauteng, what (a) were (i) the dates and (ii) the purported reasons for the stated service delivery protests, (b) are the reasons that took over 26 months for the MEGA to send the revised application for phase 2 of the revitalisation programme, (c) was the total budget (i) allocated and (ii) spent for the programme in the 2019-20 financial year, (d)(i) phases and deliverables are planned in the (i) 2020-21, (ii) 2021-22 and (iii) 2022-23 financial years and (e) are the budgetary allocations for the three specified financial years?
  • Question 1363 – Whether his department and/or any of the entities reporting to him funded and/or contributed to the supply and/or installation of the production line for the manufacture of protective masks at a certain factory (name furnished); if so, (a) to what value and (b) on what date?
  • Question 1333 – (a) What are the names of all the approved service providers, including those responsible for events, catering, and marketing, for the National Lottery Board and (b) on what date was each service provider appointed.
  • Question 1306 – On what date was the internal report into corruption in the National Lotteries Commission by Sekela Xabiso audit firm due to be completed;
  • Question 1252 – Given that global supply chains are constrained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, how does the Government intend to (a) ensure that local production benefits from the opportunities of such constraints and (b) protect local production in a post-pandemic era?
  • Question 1245 – Whether his department has taken any formal steps to secure international co-operation on access to patents and technology for the Republic on the production of COVID-19 vaccines; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details, (b) inroads have been made and (c) are the challenges?
  • Question 1145 – Whether, with reference to his reply to question 466 on 19 March 2021, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a detailed breakdown of the R31 356 005, 33 expenditure relating to a certain company (name furnished) in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017; if not, why not; if so, by what date?
  • Question 1140 – Whether, with regard to communication, media and marketing services, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with the (a) list of (i) service providers, (ii) nature of services rendered, (iii) date on which services were provided and (iv) total value of contracts and (b) relevant details of the nature of the supply chain management processes that were followed for the contracts (details furnished)?
  • Question 1123 – With reference to his reply to question 139 on 1 March 2021, who was awarded the tender out of the 19 bidders and (b) will he furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a copy of the (i) inception report, (ii) literature review and stakeholder mapping, (iii) data collection, (iv) desktop research stakeholder engagement and interviews and (v) draft report?
  • Question 1097 – Whether, with reference to his replies to questions 196, 197 and 198 on 5 March 2021, he has now received the information from the National Lottery Commission; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?
  • Question 1096 – With reference to the reply of the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture to question 200 on 5 March 2021 where it is stated that the National Lotteries Commission gave a grant of R63 000 000 to the Durban 2022 Commonwealth Bid, what (a) exactly was the motivation in the application for the grant and (b) due diligence was conducted before the grant was approved;
  • Question 1062 – Whether his department and/or any entity reporting to him paid any funds to the SA Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) since 2015; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total amount in each year, (b) under what programme and (c) what was the full details of the purpose of the funding;
  • Question 1005 – In light of confirmation on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, by the Director-General of the Department of Public Service and Administration of endemic post vacancies within various government departments, (a) what (i) total number of posts in his department are currently vacant and not occupied and (ii) are the relevant details of each specified post and (b) for how long has each post been vacant;
  • Question 921 – In view of the Poultry Master Plan which is one of multiple master plans that were announced by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, during his State of the Nation Address on 11 February 2021, which is aimed at supporting local businesses in line with his Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP) which was tabled in October 2020, what role does his department play in the President’s localisation drive, in line with his ERRP;
  • Question 883 – What (a) was the total inclusive salary package for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Empowerment Fund in the (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 financial years, (b) is the total inclusive salary package for the CEO in the 2021-22 financial year and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the CEO’s salary package?
  • Question 830 – Whether, with reference to the legal expenses of the National Lottery Commission (NLC) regarding litigation regarding service providers since 2016, he will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a list of the (a) various parties litigated against and (b) legal fees for litigation involving current and/or former NLC staff; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;
  • Question 695 – What (a) is the total amount that the National Lotteries Commission paid in legal expenses to outside service providers (i) in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18, (iii) 2018-19 and (iv) 2019-20 financial years, (b) is the budget forecast for the 2020-21 financial year and (c) is the (i) breakdown of law firms that were used and (ii) total amount that was paid to each of law firm?
  • Question 694 – What was the marketing budget of the National Lotteries Commission in each of the past 10 financial years?
  • Question 693 – What (a) is the total amount that was spent by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) on advertising placement and/or media spend over the past 10 financial years, (b) are the names of the media houses and/or publications in which the NLC purchased advertising placements over the past 10 years and (c) are the relevant annual amounts spent by the NLC on each media house and/or publication?
  • Question 253 – What (a) efforts are in place from the Tourism Development and Investment Company to ensure sufficient support to small-scale farmers in a manner that contributes to changing the structure of the market and (b) measures are in place to introduce new players in the market to enhance competition?
  • Question 224 – What interventions has his department made to ensure the tracking and elimination of illegal online gambling in the Republic?
  • Question 223 – Which rural areas have the Industrial Development Corporation and the National Empowerment Fund focused on over the past five years and (b) what are the successes that the specified entities reported in terms of the long-term growth of emerging black businesses?
  • Question 208 – Whether, with regard to the R36 million economic relief package which was announced in July in response to COVID-19 and the civil unrest which affected businesses and jobs, his department is aware that there were incidents where businesses were making fraudulent claims; if not, what measures is his department taking to uncover and/or investigate possibilities of fraudulent claims; if so, what were the nature of the specified claims?
  • Question 206 – Whether he has commissioned an assessment of the business sentiment the deployment of members of the SA National Defence Force across the Republic may have, particularly in areas of doing business like malls where it sends a message of political instability and lack of business confidence in the country that will obviously attract negative sentiments among role players in international trade and industry who are interested in doing business in the Republic; if not, what are the reasons that it was not considered necessary to undertake such an assessment prior to the deployment; if so; what are the relevant details;

NCOP

  • NCOP Question 377 – (1) Whether the agreement between the Government and certain multinational companies and a certain Chinese company (details furnished) to develop and invest in the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone will heighten the foreign extraction of resources, especially in light of the endorsement by the Government for fiscal kickbacks; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
    (2) Whether such an agreement will mean an unprecedented level of foreign control of the country’s energy and metallurgical resources; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details
  • NCOP Question 350 – (1) Whether any of the 109 000 trees at the construction site for the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone have been uprooted; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any of such trees were protected trees; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (3) whether such trees have been (a) relocated and (b) transplanted; if not, why not; if so, (i) which area was identified and (ii) what are the further relevant details; (4) whether the knowledge of a horticulturist was sought; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether he and/or his department took into cognisance the importance of such indigenous trees to the Venda people; if not, why not; if so, what public participation was conducted with them; (6) whether a copy of the Minutes of such meetings will be made available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • NCOP Question 300 – Whether, given the potential of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone being a drain on national fiscus (details furnished), the $3.8 billion that has been invested by a certain Chinese company (name furnished) will mean an unprecedented level of foreign control of the energy metallurgical zone; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • NCOP Question 247 – Whether the Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone’s Environmental Impact Assessment (a) was properly done (b) will have a negative impact on the environment and communities that live in the area; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?
  • NCOP Question 214 – Whether his department established any small industrial parks in the (a) 2018/19 and (b) 2019/20 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) what is the (a) status and (b) location and (ii) how many small businesses were assisted by his department in the specified business industrial parks?
  • NCOP Question 190 – (a) When will the Makhado Special Economic Zone be completed and (b) how many jobs is the said economic zone expected to create in the Vhembe District Municipality in Limpopo?
  • NCOP Question 171 – What progress has been made in unlocking (a) infrastructure and (b) industrial development on the African continent since the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on 1 January 2021?
  • NCOP Question 168 – How much (a) was allocated and (b) has been spent on the site that was declared an industrial zone in Dimbaza in Qonce, in the Eastern Cape (details furnished)?

2020

 

  • Question 3053 – What (a) steps is his department taking to resolve outstanding grievances of musicians on the payment of royalties, (b) initiatives are being undertaken by his department to ensure a more efficient and transparent process in distributing royalties and (c) reforms have been made to modernise organisations responsible for the collection of royalties?
  • Question 3047 – What (a) steps is his department taking to resolve outstanding grievances of musicians on the payment of royalties, (b) initiatives are being undertaken by his department to ensure a more efficient and transparent process in distributing royalties and (c) reforms have been made to modernise organisations responsible for the collection of royalties?
  • Question 3000 – Whether the SA Bureau of Standards must approve speed hump designs on any level of government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2994 – Whether the SA Bureau of Standards must approve speed hump designs on any level of government; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Question 2984 – What measures does his department have in place to prevent an international provider of digital services, such as Google and/or Facebook, from acquiring companies internationally and then bundling their products together in the local South African economy;
  • Question 2978 – What measures does his department have in place to prevent an international provider of digital services, such as Google and/or Facebook, from acquiring companies internationally and then bundling their products together in the local South African economy;
  • Question 2971 – With regard to the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, what (a)(i) are the reasons that the specified project was designated a Presidential Project and (ii) date was it done so, (b) does such designation mean, (c)(i) state-owned entities and (ii) government departments are either participating and/or intended to participate in this project, (d) total amount has each of the specified entities spent on the project so far, (e) total amount do they intend to spend in the next 10 years and (f) value will be delivered to the South African persons in return;
  • Question 2933 – (a) What total number of ventilators for COVID-19 patients has the Republic produced in the year 2020, (b) who manufactured the ventilators, (c) on what date were the ventilators manufactured and (d) what was the total cost of each ventilator;
  • Question 2865 – Whether, in view of recent media reports that have raised the alarm that funds allocated by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) to build the Carnival Heritage Museum have not been properly utilised (details furnished), his department has (a) compelled the NLC to audit the books of the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association and (b) determined the Global Positioning System co-ordinates of the Carnival Heritage Museum; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?
  • Question 2853 – Following reports that the South African sugar cane growers have recently complained about the major increase in cheap sugar imports from countries such as Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, which has had an unavoidable impact on the competitiveness of the South African sugar industry, with massive reduction in sales of local sugar over the past year, what are the full details of the steps his department has taken to ensure that Government creates a thriving, inclusive, transformed and sustainable local sugar industry that supports our sugar cane growers?
  • 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 2803 – With reference to the document that was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition by the National Lotteries Commission (details furnished), of the R13 332 300, 00 allocated to project number 56305, (a) what amount was spent on (i) the workshop and (ii) infrastructure, (b) what infrastructure was purchased, (c) what number of persons attended the workshop and (d) where was the workshop held?
  • Question 2802 – 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 R27 320 758, 64 allocated to project number 73535, what amount was used for the Carnival Heritage Museum, (b) what is the physical address of the museum and (c) on what date was the museum (i) completed and (ii) officially opened;
  • 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 689 – Whether (a) his department and (b) any entity reporting to him make use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?
  • 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 598 – What total number of (a) applications for the South African Film and Television incentives has his department received since the reopening in August 2020 and (b) the specified applications have been granted?
  • Question 595 – AGOA – Given that the African Growth and Opportunity Act, popularly known as the AGOA, which allows most sub-Saharan African countries duty-free access to the American market for almost 7,000 products is due to expire in 2025, and the fact that South Africa’s preferential market access to the United States of America is under review, what measures has he put in place to ensure that the outcomes of the discussions between South African officials with their American counterparts are favourable to the South African market?
  • 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 537 – (a) On what date was the SA Trade Policy and Strategy Framework last revised and/or updated and (b) what are the relevant details thereof;
  • 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 Other Remunerative Work – Whether any staff member in his department (a) performed work outside normal working hours in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job
    and/or work categories are the specified staff members employed;
  • 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 475 – Whether, with reference to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and the requirement that member states should complete their tariff reduction schedules and finalise essential rules of origin by July 2021, (a) the Republic has submitted the tariff reduction schedule and (b) will she furnish Mr MJ Cuthbert with a copy of the tariff reduction and rules; if not, why not; if so, on what date;
  • Question 466 – What total amount has the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) spent on (a) advertising placement and/or (b) media over the past 10 financial years;
  • 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 373 – With reference to his reply to question 2802 on 14 December 2020, (a) to whom did the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) pay the sum of R5,5 million, considering the fact that the specified organisation did not possess a bank account and (b) what (i) are the reasons the NLC was allowed to disburse funds to an organisation that did not possess a registered bank account, (ii) was the detailed breakdown of the costs involved in executing the project and (iii) is the physical address of where the project was completed in the Northern Cape;
  • 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 – Richards Bay IDZ – Whether the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone entered into a lease agreement with (a) Power and Water Developments (Pty) Ltd (2015/3351116/07) and/or (b) Richards Bay Gas Power 2 (Pty) Ltd, represented by a certain Mr Dion Wilmans; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of each lease agreement entered into with each of the specified companies, including (i) the period of the lease, (ii) any costs and other amounts involved and (iii) any other relevant details;
  • 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 198 – With reference to his reply to question 2813 on 14 December 2020, what (a) are the full audited figures pertaining to how the R8 290 000,00 was spent on the magazine, (b) total number issues of the magazine were published and (c) total number of copies were printed;
  • Question 197 – With reference to his reply to question 2802 on 14 December 2020, (a) what are the reasons that the National Lotteries Commission cannot account for R22 320 758 million of the grant, (b) what total amount was the property on ERF 1221 Schaap Kraal (i) bought and (ii) sold for and (c) which individual and/or organisation bought the property,
  • Question 196 – With reference to his reply to question 2803 on 15 December 2020, (a) what are the reasons that the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) cannot account for R12 531 300 from the initial grant, (b) what action is the NLC taking to account for the missing funds and (c) why can the NLC not list the infrastructure bought;
  • 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;
  • 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?
  • 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 139 – With reference to a certain tender (details furnished) from the National Lotteries Commission, what (a) was the total amount the tender was worth, (b)(i) was the total number of persons who were bidders for this tender, (ii) are all their full names and (c) was the scope of the work pertaining to the tender, including the work done?
  • 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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