04 June 2021 - NW1292
Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)With reference to the aircraft of the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) that crashed near George on 23 January 2020, what are details of all airfield approach aids that have been decommissioned due to the expiry of the relevant calibrations; (2) whether any airfield approach aids that have been decommissioned due to the expiry of the relevant calibrations will be re-commissioned; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date in each case and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3) what are the amounts of bonuses that have been paid to each senior manager of the SACAA in each of the past five financial years?
(1) None of the Navigational Aids has been decommissioned as a result of the SACAA aircraft crash of 23 January 2020. Only Bhisho and Mafikeng were decommissioned by the owners of the facilities approximately 10 years back.
(2) N/A (a) N/A (b) N/A.
(3) Set out below is the bonuses paid to senior managers in the past five years.
- The 2018/19 numbers include the Performance and Retention bonuses. Retention bonuses are paid after 3 years of uninterrupted service in line with the retention policy for Executives who are on fixed term contracts.
- Performance bonuses for 2020/2021 were not paid due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and its financial impact on the SACAA.