Agriculture & Rural Development Q4 2022/23 Report

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  1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT Presentation of Q4 2022/23 Non- financial Performance Report 11thof May 2023

  2. Table of Contents Overall non-financial performance progress for 2022/23 FY Q1- Q4 Q4 Performance Areas of Performance Areas of under performance

  3. Overall Non-Financial Performance Progress For 2022/23 FY Q1-To Date 90% 80% 70% 60% Percentage 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% QUARTER 1 85% 15% QUARTER 2 80% 20% Quarter 3 83% 17% Quarter 4 80% 20% ACHIEVED NOT ACHIEVED 3

  4. Financial and Non-Financial Performance Q4 Performance Report 4

  5. Overview of GDARDE Q4 Performance 33 indicators 9 indicators not achieved 44 indicators 13 indicators not achieved 68 indicators 7 indicators not achieved 73% 90% 70% Environment Agriculture Administration 5

  6. Areas of Performance 6

  7. Programme Achievements % Achievement against Annual Target 100% (100%) Procurement implemented through the open tender system 100% 100% (100%) Rand value of tenders above R30 million to be sub-contracted to SMMEs 100% 100% (80%) Procurement that targets BBBEE compliant empowering suppliers 100% 100% (15%) Procurement that targets on EME s. 100% 100% (15%) Procurement that targets on QSE s. 100% 100% (50%) Procurement that targets on Black owned enterprises 100% 100% (75%) Procurement that targets on locally manufactured goods 100% 8% (0.2%) Procurement that targets on enterprises in the institutions supplier database 100% 0.49% (0.1%) procurement that targets on enterprises that are outside the institutions database 100% Administration 8% (0.1%) Total procurement that targets on collective ownership or group of beneficiaries or equipment that will benefit more than one beneficiary. 100% 62% (50%) Women employed at SMS level within the department. 73% 62% 3% (2%) People with disabilities employed within the department 150% 9% (10%) Vacancy rate maintained below 10% 9% 100% (60%) Black people employed in executive management positions 100% 67% (30%) Black women employed in executive management positions 67% 96% (60%) Black people employed in Senior Management positions 96% 88% (75%) Black people employed in middle management positions 88% 92% (88%) Black people employed in junior management positions 92% 47% (44%) Black women employed in junior management positions 47% 100% (100%) Bursaries awarded to Black students 100% 5% (5%) Interns placed in the department 100% 100% (100%) Interns recruited in the vacancies under Environmental Services 100% 100% (70%) Ntirhisano commitments achieved 100% 1 628 (750) work opportunities created through Tshepo 1 million 211% 7

  8. Programme Achievements 342 (100) Green jobs created 342% 152 (20) hectares of cultivated land under Conservation Agricultural practices 760% 1(1) Agro-ecosystem management plan was developed in Q4. 100% 64 (20) Farm management plans were developed in Q4. More farm assessment requests were received from farmers and other government institutions. 205% 1(1) Disaster Relief Scheme was managed in Q4. 100% 1 (1) Awareness campaigns on disaster risk reduction was conducted in Q4. 100% 1 (1) Surveys on uptake for early warning information was conducted in Q4. 100% 7 (3) Producers supported in the Red Meat commodity in Q4. 70% 11 (10) Producers were supported in the Grain commodity in Q4. 22% 2 (1) Producers supported in the Citrus commodity 200% 65 (15)Women producers were supported with production inputs. 269% 3 348 (1 147) Hectares planted for food production in Q4. 100% 13 (13) Smallholder producers were commercialised in Q4. 100% 139 (65) Smallholder producers were supported with piggery, poultry feed and vegetable production inputs in Q4. 140% 58 (35) Smallholder producers were supported with piggery, poultry feed and vegetable production inputs to produce food in Sedibeng and West Rand in Q4. 166% 266 (190) participants were trained in various skills development programmes in the sector in February. 157% 581 (375) Capacity building activities were conducted for smallholder producers. 155% Agriculture 37 (20) Capacity building activities were conducted for smallholder producers to be commercialized. 161% 90% 1 631 (1 000) Subsistence women producers were supported with garden tools, seeds and seedlings, fertilizers, training and extension and advisory in Q4. 170% 2 404 (2 000) Subsistence producers were supported with supported with garden tools, seeds and seedlings, fertilizers, training and extension and advisory in Q4. 131% 1 (1) Horticulture production hub was established in Q4. 100% 2 362 (1 500)Visits to epidemiological units for veterinary interventions 123% 7 424 (4 000) Cases attended to at Themba animal clinic 189% 173 (125) Samples collected for targeted animal diseases surveillance 464% 61 (60) Smallholder producers targeted for commercialization producers receiving Veterinary support 101% 4 399 (4 000) Veterinary certificates issued for export facilitation 120% 1 (1) Export Value Reports providing Amount and Rand Value compiled 100% 4 590 437 071 (3Bn) Rand value of exports of animals/animal products/food of animal origin 153% 415 (300) Inspections conducted on facilities producing meat 141% 96% (85%)compliance of all operating abattoirs in the province to the meat safety legislation 96% 16 1712 (13 000) Laboratory tests performed according to approved standards 118% 97% (75%) VPH and Exports clients satisfied with the quality of service received from the customer satisfaction survey 97% 100% (100%) Poultry and piggery facilities ZA registrations compliant with VPN 39 & VPN 44 100% 72 (40) PAPA compliant licenses issued 180% 8

  9. Programme Achievements % Achievement against Annual Target 14 (10) Research projects were implemented to improve agricultural production in Q4. 140% 35 (32) Research presentations were made at peer reviewed events in Q4. 109% 2 (2) Research presentations were made at technology transfer events in Q4. 113% 7 (5) Scientific papers were published in Q4 140% 2 339 (500) Hectares were worked by GDARDE tractors in February. 281% 1 (1) Agrotropolis initiatives were supported in Q4. 100% 1 (1) New technologies were developed for smallholder producers in Q4. 100% 1 (1) Research infrastructure was managed in Q4. 100% 107 (85) Clients were supported with production economic services through Family market days, awareness workshops on food safety, study groups 110% and the development of business plans in Q4. 18 (5) Agribusinesses supported with Black Economic Empowerment advisory services 480% 20 (20) Agri-businesses were supported with marketing services in Q4. 110% 13 (13) Agri-businesses were supported with agro-processing initiative in Q4. 100% Agriculture 12 (12) Agro-processors were commercialized in Q4. 100% 90% 2 (2) Agri-businesses were supported with agro-logistics services in Q4. 100% 2 (2) Township Agroprocessing Facilities were established in Q4. 100% 35 (35) Capacity development initiatives were undertaken targeting agroprenuers in Q4. 119% 1 (1) Gauteng Cannabis Industrialisation Masterplan was developed in Q4. 100% 668(350tons) Volume of agricultural produce were aggregated through agro-logistics for agriparks in Q4. 190% 100 (100) Agricultural economic information responses were provided through Information days and advisory service in Q4. 132% 2 (2) Economic report on Fresh Produce Market in Gauteng and the Impact of loadshedding in Agriculture were compiled in Q4. 100% 9 (5) Transformation agreements monitored in the five agriculture/agro-processing priority sectors 180% 9 (6) Stakeholders contributing to the implementation of the Rural Development Program 150% 4 (3) Skills opportunities provided 133% 33 (10) Sustainable rural enterprises supported (Rural SMMEs) 330% 13 (4) Rural Infrastructure projects supported 325% 49 (4) Agricultural production initiatives in communal areas and rural nodes supported 1 225% 1 008 (1 000) Home-based enterprises profiled in targeted households in all districts 101% 9

  10. Programme Achievements % Achievement against Annual Target 3 (3) Inter-governmental sector programmes implemented 100% 1 (1) Legislated tools developed 100% 3 (3) Environmental research projects completed 100% 1 (1) Climate change response interventions implemented 100% 1 (1) Implementation of the Gauteng City Region Over-Arching Climate Change Response Strategy Implementation Plan 100% 1 (1) Gauteng Industrial Symbiosis Programme (GIS) 100% 1 (1) Gauteng Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory developed 100% 28 (26) Administrative enforcement notices issued for non-compliance with environmental management legislation 122% 8 (6) Completed criminal investigations handed to the NPA for prosecution 163% 99 (60) Compliance inspections conducted 127% Environmental Sustainably 100% (100%) Complete Atmospheric Emission Licenses issued within legislated timeframes 100% 100% (100%) Facilities with Atmospheric Emission licences reporting to the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory System (NAEIS) 100% 100% (100%) Complete waste license applications finalised within legislated time-frames 100% 100 (100) Percentage of complete waste license applications were finalised within legislated time-frame. 100% 70% 216 (200) Waste Certificates issued 125% 12 (10) Health Care Waste Approvals were issued. 135% 10 (5) Buy-back centres upscaled to commercial level 200% 104 (75) Recycling facilities and buyback centres supported with recycling equipment 139% 2 705,13 (2 400) hectares of land under rehabilitation/restoration 113% 1 (1) Urban parks considered for a NEM: PAA status 100% 1 (1) Biodiversity economy initiatives implemented 100% 90% (85%) Complete biodiversity management permits issued within legislated timeframes 90% 100% (100%) Area of state managed protected areas assessed with a METT score above 67% 100% 1 (1) Commercialisation of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve 100% 10

  11. Programme Achievements % Achievement against Annual Target 1 (1) Reserves integrated management plans reviewed within legislated timeframe 100% 4 262 (1 900) Work opportunities created through environmental public employment programmes 224% 5 (5) Environmental capacity building activities conducted 123% 480 (220) EPWP FTE jobs created 218% 20 (20) Environmental awareness activities were conducted. 142% 2 (2) quality environmental education resources materials developed 100% 21 253 (20 000) trees (greening) planted 196% 97 831(50 000) Hectares under the conservation estate were proclaimed 97% Environmental Sustainably 70% 11

  12. Areas of Non-Performance 12

  13. Financial Management Outputs/ key deliverables Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Invoices paid within 10 working days of receipt 100% 100% 98% -2% 96% Invoices paid within 15 working days of receipt 100% 100% 98% -2% 96% Invoices paid within 30 working days of receipt 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% Total procurement that targets businesses owned by Women 40% 40% 37% -3% 37% Total procurement that targets businesses owned by Youth 30% 30% 16% -14% 16% Total procurement that targets businesses owned by PwDs 7% 7% 3% -4% 3% Total procurement that targets businesses owned by Military Veterans 0.2% 0.2% 0% -0.2% 0% 40% 40% 31% -9% 31% % Increase in department spend in township 15% 15% 0% -15% 0% Total procurement that targets on Co-operative businesses. Reason for deviation Corrective Measures One invoice was confirmed on the payment run, but Provincial Treasury only processed it after the availability of the system, and one supplier was paid in 11 days due to late confirmation of grant payment by Provincial Treasury All system related errors and Payment run errors are known by Provincial Treasury and the Department do not have any control over these system errors. The Payment section will continue to follow up with E-Gov to raise any system related challenges so that it can be resolved Non-responsiveness of tenders for targeted businesses owned by designated groups when requests for procurement for </= R 1 million were made The Department will ensure that tenders are re-advertised and there will be deliberate procurement to achieve the targets on designated groups. During the reporting period, the commencement of Preferential Procurement Regulation (PPR) posed as a challenge due to specific goals requirements GDARDE has since reviewed the SCM policy and the SOP in line with the PPR 2022 13

  14. Agriculture Outputs/ key deliverables Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Agricultural infrastructure established 56 13 0 -13 -44 School food gardens supported 100 30 21 -9 116 Hectares of agricultural land rehabilitated 1 400 350 0 -350 -1 400 Reason for deviation Corrective Measures Infrastructure Projects are still under construction phase, pending final completion DBSA together with GDARDE has monthly progress reporting meetings, to closely monitor the contractors towards ensuring completion of infrastructure projects under construction, and timely payment of service providers No mitigation Delayed delivery of production inputs by the service provider due to access and unavailability of required stock during the reporting period under review Delayed approval of Landcare Conditional Grant Business Plans which resulted in the delays of the appointment of service providers for the eradication of alien invasion species Whilst awaiting the approval of the Landcare Conditional Grant Business 2023/24 financial year, the Department will run a parallel process by implementing the Landcare Conditional Grant Projects for the eradication of alien invasion species through the equitable share to accelerate implementation. Plans for the 14

  15. Agriculture Outputs/ key deliverables Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Hectares of agricultural land released for food production purposes Agricultural land allocated to youth farmers for agricultural production 10 000 ha 30% 10 000 ha 30% 0 -10 000 ha 0 (3 000 ha) 40% (3 000 ha) 40% 0 -3 000 ha 0 Agricultural land allocated to women farmers for agricultural production (4 000 ha) (4 000 ha) 0 -4 000 ha 0 Agri-parks established per district 1 1 0 -1 -1 Reason for deviation Corrective Measures 1 The land parcels that were initially targeted for food production are not available for agricultural production, and furthermore, this was confirmed by the Land Audit Project final report, which indicates that there s no GPG land parcels available purposes GDARDE is exploring alternative sources of land parcels such as the private sector, municipalities and DALRRD for agricultural Delays for implementation of phase 1 work by DBSA DBSA has been requested to prioritize phase 1 work implementation, and GDARDE will form part of the work that is to be done by DBSA 15

  16. Environment Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Outputs/ key deliverables Administrative enforcement notices complied with 65% 65% 13% -52 13% Compliance to legislative obligations in respect of licensed facilities inspected 65% 65% 53% -12% 53% S24G applications finalized within 60 days of payment of administrative fine 25 5 4 -1 28 Designated Environmental Management Inspectors (EMI) in provincial departments and local government 8 8 2 -6 2 Reason for deviation Corrective Measures Some administrative notices were not yet complied with because the time frames stipulated on the enforcement actions issued had not yet lapsed EMIs will continue to follow up on these to ensure full compliance with the instructions in the administrative notices The target varied by -12% as a total of 19 facilities were not fully compliant with their legislative obligations The non-compliant facilities are issued with administrative notices to bring them into compliance with the requirements of the licenses No payment has been received for some applications while some others are still being paid in instalments. The finalization of S24G application is dependent on the full payment of the section 24G administrative fine Finalization applications for which administrative fines have been paid fully paid of decisions is dependent on Two (2) officials were trained and designated as Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs). These two (2) officials were the only officials designated during the financial year This indicator is demand-driven and dependent upon the appointment of new officials within the Inspectorate (Provincial and Municipalities) that require the EMI Basic training to perform their Environmental Management Inspectorate tasks 16

  17. Environment Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Outputs/ key deliverables Percentage of complete EIA applications finalised within legislated timeframes 100% 100% 89% -11% 88% Percentage of complete EIA applications finalised within 30 working days 100% 100% 68% -32% 68% Feasibility Study for the Regional Integrated waste facility 1 1 0 -1 0 -3 47 50 50 47 Waste recycling cooperatives trained Waste recycling cooperatives formalized -45 5 50 50 5 Reason for deviation Corrective Measures A committee has been established to investigate all the applications that might affect the performance of 2023/24 financial year to ensure that any applications that might be delayed are prioritized and processed within the legislated time frames. During the period of reporting (End of February 2022 to 1stweek of March 2023), the provincial network was not accessible for processing the applications, as a result a total of 13 applications were processed out of the time frames The response required that the concept be changed from the Feasibility Study to a Pre-Feasibility Study, as part of the GPT requirements for funding. A Service Provider was appointed in February2023 to undertake the Pre-FeasibilityStudy. There were delays experienced in finalizing funding negotiations with the Climate Fund that is co- financing the study due to GPT requirements There was lack of response from the other targeted buy-back centres and cooperatives invited for training , as a result 47 out of 50 attended the training as scheduled by the Department The Department to consider accessing potential trainees through other means such as the Waste Pickers Associations, Tshepo 1million etc. Due to technical error with the CIPC system only 5 cooperatives were registered and the rest are still at name reservation stage The Department does not have control over the CIPC system therefore no mitigation can be provided 17

  18. Environment Annual Target Quarter 4 Target Actual Quarter Performance Average Variance Progress to date Against AT Outputs/ key deliverables Gauteng Waste Minimisation Regulation promulgated Gauteng Waste Information System updated with correct data -1 1 1 1 0 -1 0 1 1 0 Standardized cost reflective tariff model developed -1 0 1 1 0 89 012 89 012 87 430 Hectares under the conservation estate -1 582 87 430 Stewardship sites assisted to increase land under Conservation through the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme 1 1 0 -1 0 Reason for deviation Corrective Measures (i)ToRs required Probity Auditor s approval (ii) Awaiting Minister's concurrence (i)Probity Auditor commented on the ToRs and the amendments have already been effected in line with Probity Auditor's comments. (ii)The meeting was held with DFFE official to pursue the Minister to sign the concurrence letter There was a delay appointment of the service provider The service provider was appointed on 23 January and the study is underway and will be concluded in June 2023. A request for rollover of funds was also submitted to Finance to allow for the final payments of the service provided within FY22/23 budget. The Department to continuously address challenges experienced, due to external dependencies delaying the declaration process The Department experienced lengthy processes that preceded publication of the declaration notices and could not be achieved within the anticipated time- frames, due to various dependencies, including delayed responses from various stakeholders 18

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