24 June 2021 - NW1610
Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs
With regard to the concessionaire funding model for the One Stop Border Posts operating on a user pay principle, what regulation mechanism will be put in place to regulate the concessionaire tariffs to ensure that a private concessionaire cannot charge whatever they want?
The annual tariff escalation will be done strictly on the basis of what was negotiated and agreed to between the DHA and the private concessionaire. The agreed principle will then be provided for in the concession agreement as the sole basis of escalating the tariffs.
For example, the concession agreement may stipulate that the annual tariff escalation will be linked to inflation, as calculated by StatsSA. Once this is agreed to, it becomes the only way that the concessionaire can escalate the tariffs.