QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY: IQP 19 0F 2010

Premier:

172. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the Premier:

Whether any discussions are taking place with a view to re-organising departments, resulting in a possible Cabinet reshuffle; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date is this change anticipated to be implemented?

MECs:

173. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the MEC responsible for Provincial Safety, Liaison and Transport:

(1) Whether any steps have been or are to be taken by the South African Police Service with a view to monitoring scrap metal dealers in the light of the high rate of theft of metals in the province; if not, why not; if so, what steps;

(2) whether any scrap metal dealers in the province had been charged with possession of stolen goods as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details;

(3) whether any (a) individuals and (b) syndicates in the province had been charged with theft of metals as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details in each case?

174. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the MEC responsible for Local Government and Traditional Affairs:

(1) How many members of the Senior Management Service (SMS) had (a) signed and (b) not signed their financial disclosure declarations as at the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) why have certain members of the SMS not signed these declarations;

(3) whether any members of the SMS – or entities with which they are associated – who have not signed these declarations had successfully tendered for any work by the Department as at the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, (a) how many and (b) what are the further relevant details?

175. Mr P E van Vuuren to ask the MEC responsible for Education:

(a) Who is responsible for the Quality Teaching and Learning Programme in the province and (b) what is his Department’s stance towards districts that have not implemented this programme?

176. Mr P E van Vuuren to ask the MEC responsible for Education:

How will the requirement that all schools should write standardised Grade 8 examinations affect special schools such as Reuben Biren in Port Elizabeth, which have adapted curriculums?

177. Ms V Mvenya to ask the MEC responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development:

Whether he has been informed that (a) a land claim submitted on 18 February 1997 to the Commissioner of Land Claims by a person whose name has been forwarded to his Department for purposes of the reply, has not been settled to date and (b) the only feedback received was acknowledgment of the claim, with the reference number KRO 6/2/3/D/54/797/1158/68; if so, (i) why is this claim taking so long to be settled, (ii) why was no feedback given regarding the progress of the claim and (iii) when will this claim be settled?

178. Mr J Pienaar to ask the MEC responsible for Health:

(1) Which specified medical aid companies are earmarked to make use of the anticipated public/private partnership agreement in terms of which medical aid companies will make use of the infrastructural facilities of provincially-aided hospitals;

(2) (a) who will oversee and approve this process, (b) what channels will be followed in this regard and (c) how transparent will the process be;

(3) whether any audit or investigation will be undertaken to ensure that no departmental officials hold shares in any of these medical aid companies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

179. Mr J Pienaar to ask the MEC responsible for Health:

Whether any vaccination programmes have been or are to be undertaken in the various districts of the province in the (a) 2009/2010 and (b) 2010/2011 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the full relevant details in respect of each such programme?

180. Mr J Pienaar to ask the MEC responsible for Roads and Public Works:

(1) Whether she has been informed of the problems currently being faced with regard to the payment of Sakhisizwe workers; if so, when will these workers receive their salaries;

(2) whether it is anticipated that this problem will be a regular occurrence; if so, why;

(3) whether any steps have been or are to be taken with a view to ensuring that these workers are always paid on time; if not, why not; if so, what steps?