11 March 2019 - NW303
Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises
(1)What were Eskom's total coal service supplier profile (details furnished) in each year since 1994 in terms of percentage as well as actual numbers of each race group regarding black, coloured, Indian and white in terms of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003; (2) what was the number of coal service suppliers in terms of percentage and actual numbers for each race appointed in terms of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003; (3) whether any coal service suppliers appointed in terms of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, were offered a better price for their product and services on the basis of their empowerment status; if so, with reference to percentages, (a) what number in each year, (b) what was the additional number of coal service providers and (c) how much coal is supplied to Eskom by the empowered group and the group that is not empowered; (4) whether Eskom achieved substantive transformation in respect of coal service suppliers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, whether (a) it led to the termination of the service of experienced coal service suppliers and (b) Eskom has at any time during the specified period changed its focus from service delivery of electricity to mainly transformation; (5) with reference to his presentation before the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on 13 February 2019 that state capture undermined Eskom’s pride and capacities, what are the relevant details of such undermining with reference to the periods within which it occurred at Eskom?
The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.