Question NW2709 to the Minister of Transport

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13 December 2016 - NW2709

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 2317 on 15 November 2016, what is the cost for each entity?


Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited

Airports Company South Africa’s budget for external Forensic investigations is estimated at R1 200 000 for the 2016/17 financial year. The average spend for Forensic investigations has been around a million rand each year over the past five years. This year, to date, the entity has spent almost R900, 000.00. There are no investigations that have not been concluded from previous years.

South African Civil Aviation Authority

For the period 01 January 2009 until 31 October 2016, the South African Civil Aviation Authority spent an amount of R967 780.62 on external forensic investigations. The internal investigations were conducted in-house, therefore no consultants were utilised.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)

The amount spent on both investigations is R445 098.60.

Ports Regulator of South Africa Response:

No costs have been incurred by the Ports Regulator with reference to Question 2317, as there have not been any internal nor external forensic investigations within the period specified.

Railway Safety Regulator:

The Cost to the RSR amounts to: R129 791.37

South African Maritime Safety Authority

The SAMSA Board commissioned a Forensic Investigation in May 2016, the initial phase is almost complete, from what was reported, there was a need to do a second round of investigations, the whole investigation amounts to R1.2m.

Road Accident Fund

With reference to the reply to question 2317 on 15 November 2016, the costs for the RAF to compile the forensic investigation reports, i.e. the annual budget related to the operations of the RAF’s Forensic Investigation Department, and the associated savings resulting from the identification of fraudulent claims which were then not paid, was:





R 49 619 469



Info not available



R 37 909 502



Info not available



R 42 301 356



R 461 758 646


R 45 490 550



R 243 281 011



R 57 802 378



R 113 178 482



R 64 958 696



R 178 702 835



R 70 081 524



R 423 727 844



R 60 385 310



R 407 665 631

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

With reference to the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency’s reply to question 2317, the costs that were incurred on the internal forensic investigations are illustrated on the table below:



Costs incurred


Fraud that resulted in financial loss

R51, 068.24


Misuse of the Agency’s credit card

R196, 832.87

Road Traffic Infringement Agency

The RTIA spent R110 431.14 on forensic investigation.

South African National Roads Agency Limited

Forensic Investigation Costs



621 300.63


403 916.78


206 645.77


901 171.52


263 812.47






349 530.84


375 932.90



3 122 310.91

Road Traffic Management Corporation

The costs were incurred as follows:

  1. Ministerial Task Team 2010 – R492 560.02
  2. Khuthele/PWC 2009 – R1 918 487.14
  3. Nkonki 2012 – R497 000.10
  4. Open Waters 2012 – R891 854.26

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

  1. Fuel Fraud Investigation by Valuecorp CC, trading as, Sudesh Dayanand Forensic Investigators – the contract term for this investigation lapsed in 2015 – R37,9 million
  2. Werksmans Attorneys – Investigations into various irregularities found by the Auditor-General SA in its 2014/15 audit and the irregularities found by the Public Protector in her report entitled “Derailed” issued in August 2015 – This investigation is ongoing - R119 million
  3. National Treasury – Investigations into contracts that are above R10 million and concluded by PRASA between 2012 and 2015 – This investigation is ongoing – no cost to PRASA
  4. Deloitte- Investigations into fraudulent transfer of funds in the Durban and Tshwane Regions which was terminated in 2010 and handover of the results to the South African Police Services- R 1 million
  5. Deloitte - allegations of irregularities in appointment of officials in the Eastern Cape region, mismanagement of company assets and tender processes concluded in 2010/11 - R423 000.00
  6. PricewaterhouseCoopers – Forensic Audit into Eastern Cape supply chain management processes and related outstanding invoices for payment conclude in 2013. - R 178 000.00 
  7. Deloitte- Investigations into appointment of contractors, supply chain management processes and tenant revenue leakages concluded in 2013. R7,5 million
  8. SizweNtsalubaGobodo - allegations of abuse of third party charter bus services concluded in 2013/14 - R180 000.00

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