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11 March 2019 - NW393

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) number of (i) artisans, (ii) technicians and (iii) engineers have (aa) resigned and (bb) retired from Eskom in each year in the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2018 and (b) is the race of each person in each specified category who (i) resigned and (ii) retired in each specified year?

Reply:

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.

11 March 2019 - NW335

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Was a tender advertised to appoint external technical assistance for Eskom; if not, why not; if so, on what date (a) was it advertised and (b) was the closing date; (2) what (a) number of bidders responded to the call to provide external technical assistance and (b) are the details of the name of each company and its bid price?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to the State Owned Enterprise and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

11 March 2019 - NW254

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What number of: (a) Engineers are employed at Eskom as at 1 February 2019 and (b) Engineering vacancies are there currently at Eskom? NW265E

Reply:

According to information received from Eskom

(a)

As at 1 February 2019 Eskom Company had 3570 Engineers[1].

(b)

As at 1 February 2019 Eskom Company had 382 engineering vacancies[2].

 

 

 


[1] An Eskom Engineer is defined as an individual who possesses: (i) an Engineering Degree i.e. BEng or BSc degree or BTech Eng or MTech Eng (ii) is currently doing the work of an Engineer in Eskom, and is employed in Operations, i.e. Generation, Group Capital , Distribution and Transmission.

[2] A vacancy at Eskom is defined as on the approved structure and funded or budgeted for.  Therefore if an vacancy is on the approved structure but not funded is not considered a vacancy.

06 March 2019 - NW237

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What has he found to have been the financial impact of load shedding on the economy in the period 1 January 2018 to 12 February 2019?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

  1. Eskom cannot provide a financial estimate for the cost of load shedding. The last relevant study was conducted in 2008, where Deloitte was commissioned by Eskom to look at the economic impact and how to reduce the short-term economic losses. Various key assumptions used in this study are no longer applicable e.g. GDP contributions by various industries have changed drastically. The study indicated that the cost of load shedding was R9 515/MWh for all industries. However, this study is outdated and cannot be used to estimate financial impact of load shedding in 2019. The 2008 study is provided as Annexure A.

Eskom can confirm that for the period 01 January 2018 to 12 February 2019 there was a total of 316 030.33 MWh (over certain periods of the day over 18 days) that were impacted by load shedding.

06 March 2019 - NW168

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) what is the current status of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 0f 2000 application lodged in September 2018 by a certain person (Mr IE Lebelo) on behalf of former Aventura employees for a copy of the Sale and Purchase Agreement of Aventura Bela Bela to Forever Resorts and (b) were any negotiations and/or was any deal struck in terms of which the Aventura employees would receive shares in the transaction?

Reply:

DPE response

a) The Department has decided to grant the request by Mr IE Lebelo for a copy of the Sale and Purchase Agreement.

b) No provision is made for Aventura employees to receive shares in the agreements entered into between the Department, Aventura and Forever Resorts Siyonwaba Consortium.

06 March 2019 - NW366

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has put any measures in place to address nonpayment of electricity connections by municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, Eskom has measures in place to address non-payment of electricity by municipalities.

Eskom has an electricity supply agreement (ESA) with each of the municipalities that it supplies electricity to in bulk. This agreement specifies the terms and conditions and obligations of the parties. On 01 July 2017 Eskom implemented a concession to the municipalities that allows them to pay their Bulk electricity account in 30 days from the date that it becomes due and no longer 15 days as per the original agreement (except for Metro’s). This was done in an attempt to allow the municipalities more time to collect their revenue from their customers before they have to pay Eskom.

Should the municipality not pay their account on time Eskom implements credit control measures that could end up in the municipality’s electricity supply been disconnected. The Eskom process also makes provision for negotiations to enter into a repayment plan over a period of time.

Should the municipalities fail to enter into such an agreement and/or fail to honour the terms of such agreement Eskom initiates an administrative process in line with the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA) before the supply to the municipality can be terminated.

In terms of the ESA Eskom may disconnect the supply to the municipality completely however due to the impact to the customers and the economy Eskom opted to interrupt supply for limited hours of the day only.

Unfortunately, municipal customers, customer groupings, business chambers or even the municipality are getting interdicts against Eskom that prevents Eskom from interrupting the supply and thus from implementing its credit control measures. An escalation of the debt is very noticeable when this happens as the municipalities seem to take a payment holiday as soon as the interdict application is successful.

Notwithstanding the above, government continuous, through the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, Chaired by Minister Mkhize, developing and implementing plans to increase the capacity of municipalities to collect revenue.

06 March 2019 - NW364

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Does a smart meter notify Eskom when it is (a) not being used and/or (b) being bypassed; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) and (b)

The smart meters installed do allow for checking when not being used and whether these are being bypassed.

The details are:

Fully-fledged smart meters (but not all functions are enabled, as the system to manage these will only be finalised during the course of the next financial year) are installed in Sandton and Midrand and split meters with communication are installed in Soweto.

The fully-fledged smart meters do provide a signal when bypassed but these meters go offline and staff are then sent out to investigate, as there is no real time monitoring systems.

The installations in Soweto only provides a signal if there is tampering with the meter but the system has to be interrogated on a regular basis to check for tampering as there is no real time monitoring.

Meters in Soweto are installed in cubicles however these are continuously vandalised and in many cases, staff are not allowed/prevented to attend to the repair of the faults. This then prevents information been sent via the communications network to the system for fraud detection.

There are plans to install a Meter Data Management System (MDMS) that will have full control of the smart meter that will allow the customer to purchase electricity online, customers to view their usage, enable Eskom to see usage patterns, disconnection for non-payment and notification to the customer to reduce usage in case of low capacity. This system will provide real time monitoring.

25 February 2019 - NW70

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether any action was taken in line with section 30 of the disciplinary enquiry report into the matter between SA Airways (SOC) Limited, Mr Musa Zwane and Ms Phumeza Nhantsi conducted by Adv N A Cassim SC, dated 19 June 2018, to ensure that these board members are prevented from acting as directors of any state-owned entities currently and in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the action taken; (2) whether any action was taken in line with section 53 of the report to ensure that Ms D Myeni is held to account for allegedly orchestrating the whole transaction commencing with the funding of the R15 billion debt for an allegedly untoward purpose; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken; (3) whether any action was taken in line with section 58 of the report to ensure that Mr Musa Zwane is not currently or in the future appointed as the chief executive officer of any company; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken; (4) whether any action was taken in line with section 65 of the report regarding the conduct of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi to the relevant authorities; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the action taken?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to South African Airways and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. The information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

21 February 2019 - NW139

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The expenditure incurred by the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their spouses in relation to the travel privileges contained in the Ministerial Handbook is as follows:

UNIT

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

MINISTER

2 138 218.88

729 629.20

440 533.08

372 689.32

706 540.29

1 400 826.41

DM

877 493.70

609 614.22

747 054.59

803 611.07

2 861 619.29

0.00

TOTAL

3 015 712.58

1 339 243.42

1 187 587.67

1 176 300.39

3 568 159.58

1 400 826.41

             
             

UNIT

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

MINISTER

1 977 244.49

726 936.05

440 533.08

372 689.32

706 540.29

1 176 109.62

SPOUSE

160 974.39

2 693.15

0.00

0.00

0.00

224 716.79

DM

359 238.73

520 610.20

607 131.48

640 361.46

2 506 030.87

0.00

DM SPOUSE

518 254.97

89 004.02

139 923.11

163 249.61

355 588.42

0.00

TOTAL

3 015 712.58

1 339 243.42

1 187 587.67

1 176 300.39

3 568 159.58

1 400 826.41

21 February 2019 - NW110

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the current status of Alexkor’s Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture (PSJV); (2) What (a) is the total cost of the PSJV and (b) amount of the costs were contributed by the Government; (3) Whether Alexkor withdrew any funds from the PSJV; if so, (a) what amount was withdrawn, (b) on what date were the funds withdrawn and (c) why were the funds withdrawn?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor

(1) The PSJV agreement is still operational and adhered to within the law.

(2) (a) On average the PSJV’s operational costs are R152m per annum;

(b) The Initial Capital Contribution of R200m as a loan and a short-term loan of R4.8m was provided to the PSJV. The loans were provided in terms of the Deed of Settlement.

(3) Alexkor has not withdrawn any funds from the PSJV;

(a) The only amounts paid by the PSJV to Alexkor was R11m in 2017/18 financial year as repayment of a portion of the Initial Capital Contribution loan and R4.6m in 2017 as profit share contribution.

19 December 2018 - NW3724

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of persons are employed by each state-owned enterprise and (b) What is each person’s position?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)

Eskom Group, which includes Eskom Rotek Industries (ERI), as at the end of September 2018 had a headcount of 47 972.

(b)

Annexure A provides each person’s position.

19 December 2018 - NW3849

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of a certain company (name and details furnished), in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(b) Eskom has never had a contract with Bosasa (now known as Africa Global Operations) for the period in question.

(2) Due to Eskom not having a contract with said company no verification is

14 December 2018 - NW3665

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of public resorts were managed by Aventura Ltd before it was liquidated, (b) what were the specific reasons for the liquidation of Aventura Ltd and (c)(i) to whom were the public resorts that were managed by Aventura Ltd sold and (ii) at what price?

Reply:

DPE response

a) There were in total fourteen (14) public resorts that were managed by Aventura. Six of those resorts, which were seriously loss making were the first to be disposed of to different purchasers.

Then the remaining and better performing eight (8) situated at Badplaas, Blydepoort, Loskopdam, Swadini (Mpumalanga) Tshipise, Warmbath (Limpopo), Plettenburg Bay (Western Cape), Gariep (Free State) were sold to a single purchaser named Forever Siyonwaba Consortium.

b) Government had in 2001 as part of its restructuring policy taken a decision to dispose all the Aventura resorts. Hotel and leisure was regarded as non- core to Government. The decision to dispose was further underpinned by the fact that some of the resorts were seriously loss making. Aventura was disposed through a normal purchase and sale process however difficulties were encountered in concluding the process all together. The process was beset by land claims in some of the areas (e.g Blydepoort, Swadini and Tshipise) where the resorts were situated, incorrect description of the Aventura properties, e.g there were discrepancies in Aventura property description set out in the Deeds office and the inventory/schedule of those properties laid out in the Overvaal Resorts Limited Act 127 of 1993. These difficulties caused the disposal of Aventura to be protracted. Thus, against the background that the Aventura resorts were already sold even though difficulties in transferring some of them were encountered, in 2013 an optimal route to bring closure to the purchase and sale process was considered and liquidation was found to be appropriate. The Shareholder (Minister of Public Enterprises) then passed a resolution to liquidate Aventura.

(c) (i) the eight(8) resorts were sold to a company called Forever Siyonwaba Consortium

(ii) the Purchase Price for the eight was R200m.

 

       
         
         
       
       
       

14 December 2018 - NW158

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What number of (a) charges have been laid against Eskom employees by the new Eskom Board of Directors and (b) the specified cases have been finalised? No 3365E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)

As at September 2018 there have been 1067 disciplinary cases initiated since the tenure of the new Eskom Board of Directors.

(b)

Of the 1067 disciplinary cases, 977 have been finalised.

The outcome of the finalised disciplinary cases is as follows: 64 Dismissals; 288 Suspension without pay; 233 Final warning; 321 written warning; 69 not guilty and 2 Counselling.

14 December 2018 - NW3242

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

The Department of Public Enterprises did not borrow any money from any entity in the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years to date.

According to the information received from Eskom

(a)(i)

The Department of Public Enterprises did not borrow any money from any entity in the People’s Republic of China in the past three financial years to date.

(a)(ii)

Annexure A provides amount borrowed from China Development Loan (CDB) in each of the past three financial years and since 1 April 2018; the name of the lender of each loan, conditions attached to each loan and the repayment periods for each loan.

Eskom wishes not to disclose full terms and conditions of the loans as this information is commercially sensitive and would constitute breach of confidence.

Response is according to information received from South African Airways:

South African Airways has no loan agreements from any entity in the People’s Republic of China.

Response is according to information received from South African Express:

South African Express has not raised any loans with the People’s Republic of China in the past three years.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol and Transnet responses not received.

14 December 2018 - NW3285

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

DPE Response

The Department of Public Enterprises has not awarded any contracts to the mentioned companies.

According to the information received from Eskom

(b)

Of the list of companies provided, Eskom awarded contracts to DCD Group and Vox Telecommunications.

Eskom did not award contracts to Afrit; Elgin Brown and Hamer; Elgin Dock; Diesel and Turbo Service Centre; Afrit prop Co; Vox Holdings; Interpair Services; Siminglo (RF); Cancerian Investments; Hulisani Consortium and Phuma Finance

(b)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)(iii)(iv)

Annexure A provides details of services provided, value of the contracts, and length of the contract, the committee that approved the contact and whether the contract is in line with National Treasury.

Although Eskom did not award contracts to Hulisani Consortium, there were dealings with Hulisani Consulting and 52 payments totaling to R4.4 million were made since 2016. All the payments to the supplier were made against once off purchase orders except for two payments valued at R18 000 which were condonation.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol, SAA, SAX and Transnet responses not received.

12 December 2018 - NW3454

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department does not have artwork assets.

 

 

12 December 2018 - NW2929

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What (i) is the total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and/or contractors by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him (aaa) in the past three financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (ii) is the name of each company or contractor and (b) what amount is each employee paid?

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

(i) The total number of employees that have been outsourced from private companies and / or total number of employees that have been outsources from Private Companies.

Three Employees (excluding SOC’s employees)

(aa) Department of Public Enterprises

(bb) Each entity reporting to DPE

(aaa)

Financial year

Number of employees

2015/16

0

2016/17

0

2017/18

1

(bbb) Since April 2018

Department of Public Enterprises

Three Employees

(i) Name of each contractor

Financial year

Name of contractor

2015/16

None appointed

2016/17

None appointed

2017/18

Kelly Group

Since April 2018

  1. Kamo Placement
  1. Fempower

 

(b) What amount is each employee paid?

Payments were / are made directly to the company and the company is responsible for paying their own employees.

This response is according to information received from Transnet and South African Express:

Transnet:

(bb) (aaa) (bbb)

Transnet SOC Ltd 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 per Operating Division

Transnet Freight Rail

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

2015/2016

Cleaning Services, security services; horticultural services, waiters

A number of different service providers were procured throughout TFR’s business units and depots. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning services: 256

     

Security services : 4172

     

Horticultural services:25

     

Waiters: 20

2016/2017

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services, cafeteria, transport, pest control

 

Cleaning services : 501

     

Security services : 4290

     

Horticultural services: 25

     

Waiters: 20

 

Cleaning Services, horticultural services, waiters

 

Cleaning services: 568

     

Security services : 4384

     

Horticultural services:25

     

Waiters: 20

Transnet Engineering

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

 

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services,




A number of different service providers were procured throughout TE. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning services: 256

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste Management: 23

     

Horticultural services:22

     

Waiters: 12

2016/2017

Cleaning Services, horticultural services, waiters

 

Cleaning services: 273

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste management: 29

     

Horticultural services: 53

     

Occupational health: 12

     

Transport: 11

     

Pest Control: 6

 

Cleaning, security, waste management, horticultural services, occupational health, cafeteria services, cafeteria, transport, pest control, rail line maintenance

 

Cleaning services: 406

     

Security services : 47

     

Waste management: 37

     

Horticultural services: 113

     

Occupational health: 12

     

Transport: 13

     

Pest Control: 21

Rail line maintenance: 4500

Transnet Port Terminals

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

Name/s of service providers

Number of workers undertaking the outsourced service

2015/2016

Cleaning, security, waste management, occupational health, transportation of manganese and iron ore, transportation of employees; ICT, stevedoring, driving services, materials handling

A number of different service providers were procured throughout TFR’s business units and depots. The names of the service providers are too numerous to list here but are available on request.

Cleaning: 312

2016/2017

2017/2018

   

Security: 320

Occupational health: 40

ICT: 20

Materials Handling: 431

Employee transport: 37

Stevedoring: dependant on operational demand

Transportation of manganese and iron ore: dependant on operational demand

Transnet Pipelines, Group Capital, Property

Financial Year

Nature of the Outsourced Service

2015/2016

Cleaning, security, ground maintenance and gardening, Helicopter and aviation services; dredging, pest control, ground and garden maintenance, fire services, mobile crane services, driving services, steel work and general maintenance; occupational health

2016/2017

2017/2018

 

(b) Transnet SOC Ltd is accordingly not responsible for the remuneration and other conditions of service of the contractor. The fees for service rendered by the service provider is regulated by the applicable commercial agreement between Transnet and the service provider.

South African Express:

South African Express Airways has not outsourced employees from private companies and/or contractors.

Alexkor, Denel, Safcol, Eskom and SAA responses not received.

06 December 2018 - NW2879

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Energy to question 2189 on 4 September 2018, what number of jobs will be lost at Eskom once all Independent Power Producer (IPP) companies which had their bids approved by the Department of Energy come onto the national grid?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom is currently in the process of reviewing its long term strategy. The strategy will inform Eskom’s future structure and positioning, taking into account various scenarios of future IPP capacity. Energy from IPPs is only one of many factors that will influence Eskom’s future.

06 December 2018 - NW3357

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is Eskom’s current renewable energy capacity? (2) Are there any plans to increase this capacity in the future; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)

As at 31 March 2018, Eskom’s total installed renewable energy capacity is 161 MW: Sere Wind Farm is at 100MW and the four hydroelectric stations total 61MW.

(2)

Currently Eskom has no plans to increase renewable capacity because there are no determinations in terms of section 34 of Electricity Regulation Act made by Minister of Energy for Eskom to build new renewables.

06 December 2018 - NW3396

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What amount does the (a) Kwadukuza Local Municipality and (b) Ilembe District Municipality owe Eskom for the (i) 2017/18 and (ii) 2018-19 year?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

The amount owed by Kwadukuza Local Municipality and iLembe District Municipality for financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19 is presented in the table below. It is to be noted that both municipalities currently have no overdue debt.

Table 1: Amount owed by Kwadukuza Local Municipality and iLembe District Municipality

Name of Municipality

As at end of March 2018 (i)

As at end of October 2018 (ii)

 

Total Debt

Overdue Debt

Total Debt

Overdue Debt

Kwadukuza Local Municipality (a)

R48 418 494

-

R54 049 387

-

Ilembe District Municipality (b)

R696 579

R490 001

R438 070

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15 November 2018 - NW2891

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Did the CEO of Eskom receive a letter from the CEO of Rothschild Mark Kingston? If yes, did the Eskom CEO respond and what was his response?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, the Group Chief Executive (GCE) of Eskom received a letter from Martin Kingston, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild.

Yes, the GCE responded to the letter. In the letter the GCE appreciated the interest shown by Rothschild in assisting with the challenges faced by Eskom and mentioned that the Eskom’s Executive Management Committee was in the process of developing its own strategic map for the organisation. The GCE undertook to advise Rothschild on next steps once there is internal alignment.

It must be noted that the said letter did not result in any business deals between Eskom and Rothschild.

23 October 2018 - NW2405

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the reply to question 1412 on 25 June 2018 (Annexure “A”), what are the details of the figures and calculations that resulted in the determination that it would cost R60 billion to shut down SA Airways?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from South African Airways:

The calculation was based on SAA’s balance sheet as at March 2017 calculated on a liquidation basis (calculation attached as Annexure “B”). A determination of the likely proceeds of the assets was made together with the value of liabilities, which includes loans, trade and other creditors and the liabilities associated with the aircraft leases. The greatest cost of the amount is related to settlement of contractual liabilities and settlement of loans.

22 October 2018 - NW2662

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Alexkor has put in place any polygraph policies to vet (a) security, (b) treatment plant, (c) sales, (d) marketing and/or (e) any other staff members; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

 

Based on information provided by Alexkor SOC Limited:

 

VETTING OF STAFF FOR:

POLYGRAPH POLICY IN PLACE:

POSITION:

DETAILS:

(a)

SECURITY

Yes, as per the Employment Agreement Clause.

Pre-employment vetting; there after every 12 months.

Within the Security contract between PSJV and the contractors, there is a clause on polygraph testing.

(b)

TREATMENT PLANT

No, Security Check only

Normal security check routine

N/A

(c)

SALES

No, Security Check only

Normal security check routine

N/A

(d)

MARKETING

No, Security Check only

Normal security check routine

N/A

(e)

OTHER STAFF MEMBERS

No.

N/A

Alexkor and Alexkor RMC PSJV applicants are vetted before any appointments made. These include Police Clearance and Credit Checks

 

 

22 October 2018 - NW2565

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the reported R290 million loan by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality to Denel was lawful; if not, what steps are being taken to ensure that the money is being repaid in this regard?

Reply:

Based on information received from Denel SOC Limited:

Yes. The facility was lawful.

The facility was approved by the Board of Denel on 04 September 2012. Government (National Treasury and the Department of Public Enterprises) had approved the Domestic Medium Term Note (DMTN) in 2007/2008 for R2 200 000 000, which provided for both secured and unsecured components. The Regiments Capital R290 million loan (which funds turned out to be that of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality’s), was part of the unsecured component of the DMTN programme. This loan, like all the other loans under the DMTN programme, was duly registered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Securities. The identification and contracting of the up-takers of the facility would be the responsibility of the Board without further involvement of the Ministers of Finance and Public Enterprises.

 

22 October 2018 - NW2528

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the total amount that was paid to each (a) deep water mining, (b) tailings mineral resource reprocessing and (c) bedrock sweeping contractor by Alexkor in each of the past five financial years, what (i) is the total volume of gravels that were treated, (ii) carats of diamond were produced, (iii) is the total number of diamonds that were produced and (iv) is the total income that was generated?

Reply:

Based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

 

CONTRACTORS:

2012/13 FY

2013/14 FY

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17 FY

(a)

DEEP WATER MINING

*

*

*

*

R294 647 577

(b)

TAILINGS MINERAL RESOURCE REPROCESSING

**

**

**

**

R741 286

(c)

BEDROCK SWEEPING

***

***

***

***

***

 

DESCRIPTION:

2012/13 FY

2013/14 FY

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17 FY

(i)

VOLUME OF GRAVELS TREATED: m3

-

-

-

-

769 200

(ii)

CARATS OF DIAMONDS PRODUCED:

0

616.96

1 521.43

1 623.70

113 792.40

 

(aa) TAILINGS MINERAL RESOURCE REPROCESSING

0

616.96

1 521.43

1 623.70

1 745.40

 

(bb) International Mining and Dredging SA (IMDSA)

0

0

0

0

112 047.00

(iii)

 

NUMBER OF DIAMONDS PRODUCED:

0

985

5 127

5 520

530 702

 

(aa) TAILINGS MINERAL RESOURCE REPROCESSING

0

985

5 127

5 520

2 127

 

(bb) International Mining and Dredging SA (IMDSA)

0

0

0

0

528 575

(iv)

TOTAL INCOME GENERATED

   -

R2 086 007

R10 156 765

R7 444 997

R362 470 919

Notes:

*

DEEP WATER MINING

:

Operations only commenced during the 2016/17 FY

**

TAILINGS MINERAL RESOURCE REPROCESSING

:

No information available prior to the 2016/17 FY; during 2016, the XRT Diamond Recovery technology was used to do exploration on some of the old tailing dumps. The exploration was stopped in 2017 as the operations were not viable.

***

BEDROCK SWEEPING

:

There has been no Bedrock Sweeping Contracts for the period under review.

 

22 October 2018 - NW2527

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the total amount that was paid to each (a) shallow water mining, (b) new innovative technology, (c) beach mining, (d) coffer dam mining and (e) mid-water mining contractor by Alexkor in each of the past five financial years what (i) is the total volume of gravels that were treated, (ii) carats of diamond were produced, (iii) is the total number of diamonds that were produced and (iv) is the total income that was generated?

Reply:

Based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited:

 

CONTRACTORS:

2012/13 FY

2013/14 FY

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17 FY

(a)

SHALLOW WATER MINING

R68 940 143

R90 887 459

R87 228 846

R133 120 377

R129 427 373

(b)

NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

-

-

-

-

 

(c)

BEACH MINING

R23 879 407

R1 425 687

R17 245 950

R2 133 092

R268 825

(d)

COFFER DAM MINING

-

R25 993 234

R51 290 985

R43 865 772

R44 949 244

(e)

MID-WATER MINING

-

-

-

-

-

 

DESCRIPTION:

2012/13 FY

2013/14 FY

2014/15 FY

2015/16 FY

2016/17 FY

(i)

VOLUME OF GRAVELS TREATED:

         
 

(aa) BEACH

13 292

17 671

12 042

9 889

12 147

 

(bb) SHALLOW WATER MINING

4 807

5 321

5 196

12 159

13 331

(ii)

CARATS OF DIAMONDS PRODUCED

28 267

26 726

26917

29086

36081

(iii)

NUMBER OF DIAMONDS PRODUCED

58 313

53 809

45 717

48 908

48 508

(iv)

TOTAL INCOME GENERATED

R154 757 620

R195 925 590

R241 107 055

R314 499 408

R308 145 577

 

 

08 October 2018 - NW2604

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him ever awarded a tender to Bain & Company in the past 15 years; if so (i) on which year was the contract (aa) awarded and (bb) ended, (ii) what was the monetary value of the tender and (iii) for what purpose was the tender procured;

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

a) The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and National Treasury participated in the process of awarding a tender of R12.1 million to Bain and Company after a tender process and evaluation. The two departments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding where National Treasury contributed R10 million and DPE R2.1 million respectively towards the project to develop an optimal group corporate structure for the state owned airlines.

(i) (aa)(bb) On which year was the contract awarded and ended

The contract was awarded in October 2016. The work undertaken by Bain commenced in November 2016 and was completed in March 2017. What was the monetary value of the tender?

The monetary value of the tender is R12.1 million

(ii) For what purpose was the tender procured

The tender was procured for the development of the optimal group corporate structure for the state owned airlines.

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED:

(a)

Not applicable

(b)

(i)

(aa)

No tender has been awarded to Bains (2003 to current)

   

(bb)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

DENEL SOC LIMITED:

(a)

Not applicable

(b)

(i)

(aa)

No tender has been awarded to Bains (2003 to current)

   

(bb)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

ESKOM SOC LIMITED

(a) Not Applicable

(b)

Yes, following Eskom’s procurement process, a tender was awarded to Bain and Company.

(b)(i)(aa)

Eskom awarded a tender to Bain and Company in 2010.

(b)(i)(bb)

The tender ended in the same year, 2010.

(b)(ii)

The value of the tender was R100 000.

(b)(iii)

The purpose of the tender was to provide consulting services to review the Eskom strategy and provide recommendations to Eskom’s executive committee.

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED:

(a)

Not applicable

(b)

(i)

(aa)

No tender has been awarded to Bains (2003 to current)

   

(bb)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS SOC LIMTED:

South African Express Airways has never had relations with Bain & Company.

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SOC LIMITED:

South African Airways has not awarded any contracts to Bain & Company in the past 15 years.

TRANSNET SOC LIMITED:

Transnet has not awarded a tender to Bain & Company in the last 15 years.

05 October 2018 - NW2711

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 222 on 7 May 2018, those persons who received training at the Transnet Security School will be prioritized in the allocation of new openings for security personnel; if not, why not; if so, how will this be communicated?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

Since 2014 Transnet has trained 1,891 Protection Officers at its School of Security as part of a Learnership Program.

The learnership program formed part of the overall Transnet Skills Development program aimed at training individuals in the security sector for release into the broader national market thereby empowering them to seek employment opportunities in one of the largest and industries in the Republic of South Africa.

 

The learners who completed the learnership program, are not eligible for permanent employment as a result of the learnership program. They may, however, apply for any suitable vacancies that they qualify for. As part of the recruitment process, Transnet advertises vacancies internally as well as externally.

Transnet is committed to the fair implementation of the Recruitment and Selection Policy. Principles contained in the Policy guide the recruitment and selection process and create the framework for the fair implementation of the Policy. These include that all applicants meet the inherent requirements of the job, ensure that the process is open to all suitably qualified applicants and is free from arbitrary or discriminatory requirements. It also ensures that the policy and process for recruitment and selection is rigorously applied to all vacant positions.

All learners are subject to the Transnet Induction program where terms and conditions of the learnership program are communicated. Therefore, the learners who received training at the Transnet Security School are not prioritised in the allocation of new openings for security personnel as it is handled on a case by case basis as vacancies arise in accordance with the Recruitment Policy. These persons are required to apply for suitable vacancies and were informed of this fact during their induction and training process.

 

27 September 2018 - NW2403

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of (a) the number of times SA Airways (SAA) provided aircraft for the use of the President of the Republic, Mr MC Ramaphosa, since 15 February 2018, (b) routes flown on each occasion, (c) the number of passengers on each flight, (d) the (i) total cost and (ii) detailed breakdown of such cost of each flight and (e) the aircraft used for each flight; (2) Whether any of the specified flights took place without any passengers on board; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether SAA provided any (a) cabin and/or flight crew for any of the specified flights; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) Whether SAA made any changes to the configuration of any aircraft for any of the specified flights; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW2651E

Reply:

(1) – (4) The Department of Defence is responsible for President’s air travel, including logistical arrangements and costs, for both domestic and international official trips.

The Presidency assists with the logistical arrangements when the President travels commercially.

13 September 2018 - NW2519

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the interest rates on all outstanding Eskom loans that are being repaid?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Details of the interest rates on all outstanding Eskom loans that are being repaid are published on pages 82 and 83 of the 2017/18 Annual Financial Statements.

Annexure A is an extract of pages 82 and 83 of the 2017/18 Annual Financial Statements.

12 September 2018 - NW2382

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department or Eskom has launched any investigations into the incidents of violence and intimidation, the destruction of property and acts of outright sabotage during the current Eskom wage dispute; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are (a) the outcomes of the investigations and (b) the further relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Yes, Eskom has launched investigations into the incidents of violence and intimidation, the destruction of property and acts of outright sabotage during the current Eskom wage dispute.

(a)

The investigations are in progress.

(b)

Eskom has undertaken to ensure that all matters of a disciplinary and criminal nature are duly subjected to investigations as necessary. Identification of all the employees, through video footage and information from victims, who participated in acts of intimidation has commenced.

Table 1 provides criminal cases on Eskom’s records to date that have been reported to the South African Police Services (SAPS) for further investigation.

Table 1: Details of criminal cases that have been reported to the SAPS for further investigation

Site

SAPS station and Case No.

Nature of crime

Status

KZN region – Distribution sites

Richmond SAPS CAS V72/06/2018

Wartburg SAPS CAS 2069/06/2018

Umkomaas SAPS CAS 290/06/2018

Margate SAPS CAS 216/06/2018

Housebreaking with intent to damage equipment

Sabotage x 4

In progress

 

Alexandra Road SAPS

CAS 403/7/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

 

Empangeni SAPS CAS 27/08/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 108/07/2018

Theft

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 134/08/2018

Sabotage

In progress

Generation division

Hendrina PS

Hendrina SAPS CAS 01/08/2018

Malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Duvha PS

Witbank SAPS CAS 21/08/2018

Witbank SAPS

Enquiry no. 01/08/2018

Bomb threat

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Tutuka PS

Standerton SAPS CAS 17/08/2018

Malicious damage to critical infrastructure

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Kusile PS

Phola SAPS CAS 50/08/2018

Arson

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Grootvlei PS

Balfour SAPS CAS 02/08/2018

Public Violence

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Details TBC by complainant

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Victim refused to prefer criminal charges

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

Closed

11 September 2018 - NW2590

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in his department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to him and (b) what is the total number of women in each case? NW2881E

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb)

DPE

TOTAL No.

Permanent

Acting DDGs

Acting CDs

WOMEN

DDG

3

1 male

2 females

3

1 male

2 females

4

4 males

0 females

0

2 (67%)

0 Acting

CD

31

31

0

1

1 female

5 (16%)

1 female acting

TOTAL

3 DDGs

31 CDs

3 DDGs

31 CDs

4 male acting DDGs

0 female DDGs acting

1 female

Acting CD

2 female DDGs

6 females CDs

(2)(a) (i) (b): The details of the total number of Directors on the State Owned Company (SOC) Boards of the DPE portfolio, namely Alexkor, Denel, Eskom, Transnet, SA Express and SA Airways are listed on the table below. Note that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the entity is a member of each Board. Hence, the total number of Directors on each Board includes Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), the CEO and CFO, with the exception of SAA, where the Interim CFO is not a member of the Board. In addition, the composition of the SAFCOL and Alexkor Boards are under review. The vacancies listed in the column for Directors refers only to NED vacancies.

SOC

BOARD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

(CFO)

DIRECTORS

WOMEN

ALEXKOR

1 male

1 female

7

(3 vacancies)

3 (42%)

DENEL

1 male

(Interim)

1 male (interim)

16

(no vacancies)

6 (37.5%)

ESKOM

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(1 vacancy)

6 (43%)

SAFCOL

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

10

(2 vacancies)

3 (30%

SA EXPRESS

1 Female (Interim)

1 male

(Interim)

12

(no vacancies)

5 (42%)

SA AIRWAYS (SAA)

1 male

vacant

10

(4 vacancies)

2 (20%)

TRANSNET

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(no vacancies

6 (43%)

TOTAL

6 Males and 1 Female

6 males and 1 female

83

(10 vacancies, 12%)

31 (37%)

11 September 2018 - NW2404

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the departure of the SA Airways flight that was due to carry Cuban technicians from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Cuba on or around 23 July 2018 was delayed; if so, what are the details of the (a) person(s) who determined that the departure of the aircraft should be delayed and (b) reasons why the departure of the aircraft was delayed; (2) What are the details of the full cargo on the specified flight; (3) Whether the specified flight has subsequently taken place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date is it expected to take place; if so, what are the details of the flight’s (i) date and (ii) cargo? NW2652E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from South African Airways:

1. The aircraft was delayed due to delays in insurance approvals. The Defence training similators also required cargo permits from OR Tambo and not Waterkloof as was in the permit documentation.The similators were initially authoritised and permit issued to depart from Waterkloof Airport in Pretoria.

Once the departure point for the flight changed and was scheduled to depart from OR Tambo, the place of departure on the permit was not in complaince with insurance approvals and regulations.

This resulted in the delay. However, the simulators were no longer transported by SAA.

(2) The cargo on the flight was passenger luggage.

(3) Once insurance was obtained, SA2952 - Charter left on the 27th July and had passenger luggage/cargo.

11 September 2018 - NW2402

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What are (a) the number of persons who participated in the SA Airways (SAA) Youth Careers Summit hosted from 11 to 14 June 2018, (b) are the details of the educational achievements of the summit, (c) are the (i) educational institutions and schools that participated in the summit and (ii) reasons for selecting the specified educational institutions and excluding others and (d) are the reasons for hosting the summit during the school term; (2) What is the total cost and detailed breakdown of the costs incurred to host the summit, including any cash disbursements to participants, costs of accommodation, transport, catering and materials used for the summit; (3) What (a) are the names of service providers that were contracted to render services for the summit and (b) amount was each service provider paid, (ii) are the details of the competitive bidding processes followed to award contracts to each service provider and (iii) are the details of any relationship between the service providers with any persons associated with SAA and/or any of its subsidiaries? NW2650E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from South African Airways:

(1)(a) 2000 learners and 8 exhibitors participated in the summit.

(1)(b) The summit is aimed at making previously disadvantaged learners aware of various career opportunities within the aviation sector. SAA currently has an apprentice in SAA Technical who applied after attending the summit in the past.

(1)(c)(i) The institutions that participated in the summit are: Ekurhuleni East College TVET; Ekurhuleni West TVET College; Ratanda and Lesedi-Khanya High Schools both in Lesedi, Heidelberg; Fumana High School in Katlehong; Siyabonga High School in Soweto and Umqhele High School in Tembisa.

(1)(c)(ii) SAA with other organisations in the aviation sector are members of the Department of Transport’s Joint Aviation Awareness Program (JAAP) which works closely with the Department of Education and Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) in taking aviation to previously disadvantaged schools. The institutions and schools invited during the June summit are selected through the JAAP process, based on proximity, and to cover schools that have never been reached during the JAAP country-wide visits as SAA strives to cover all disadvantaged learners.

(1)(d) The summit is aimed at commemorating National Youth Month, and to make it relevant, SAA only hosts the summit during the final week of June when grades 9 – 11 learners have concluded their exams and before the June holidays, as the learners are not available during the holidays.

(2) No cash was disbursed to any suppliers for either transport, catering or materials as these costs were covered by TETA and other partners. There were no accommodation costs as learners are from Gauteng. The material used and distributed during the summit was printed at SAA Technical and also brought by the exhibitors.

(3)(a) The following were contracted to render services for the summit:

- TETA sponsored transport for learners;

- Birchwood contributed food packs;

- MTKR contributed sound;

- Airchefs contributed refreshments for exhibitors;

- Material provided to learners was printed internally for SAA, and provided at own cost by exhibitors.

(3)(b)(i) There were no cash disbursements; Birchwood Hotel and MTKR were offered 20 non-revenue tickets and 12 non-revenue tickets respectively as a token of appreciation.

(3)(b)(ii) SAA requested sponsorship from various companies and these were the ones that responded positively.

(3)(b)(iii) TETA provides funding for the SAA Technical Apprentice Program and one of SAA’s Technical officials, Mr. Saki Tlou, serves on the TETA board.

20 August 2018 - NW2098

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

With reference to the R13,16 billion raised recently by Eskom to reduce its funding gap, (a) what amount did Eskom borrow from each local institution and (b) at what rate was each amount borrowed?

Reply:

Response according to the information received from Eskom

As at the end of April 2018 Eskom had secured approx. R13.6bn of the approved R72bn funding for 2018/19 financial year.

(a)

The names of the various lenders that provide funding are confidential as per the relevant facility/loan confidentiality clauses.

Eskom can however provide a high level breakdown of the R13.6bn funding as follows

  • R9.8bn is from agreements with Development Financing Institutions; and
  • R3.8bn raised through various domestic instruments issued to several different investors and financial intermediaries, under the Eskom Domestic Medium Term Note Programme.

(b)

The rates (cost of funding) were market related (refer to the yields quoted on the JSE for Eskom bonds) and comparative with Eskom’s overall cost of funding.

17 August 2018 - NW1268

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) What is the full name of the company that applied for a certain tender in 2016, namely Scarlet Sky Investments 60 (Pty) Ltd or Scarlet Sky Investments (Pty) Ltd and (b) did the specified company comply with all the prerequisites of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme before the contract was awarded to them; (2) (a) what relevant details were disclosed in the company’s bid with Alexcor regarding a certain person, namely Mr Moodley (b) was the specified tender advertised and (c) what are the names of the other bidders?

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

(1)

(a)

Scarlet Sky Investments 60 Pty Ltd

 

(b)

Yes the company complies in terms of the requirements of the South African Diamond and Precious Stones Regulator as the premises is licensed as a diamond tender house as prescribed by legislation.

 

(2)

(a)

The Supply Chain Management policy of the Alexkor PSJV does not make provision for companies to disclose details of any of its individual shareholders.

 

(b)

The tender was advertised in terms of the PSJV Supply Chain Management Procedure.

 

(c)

i) FDTH 2 Pty Ltd (Flawless Diamond Trading House)

ii) E Diamonds

iii) DDA Trading

iv) Carbon Black Solutions

v) Laser Cleave Pty Ltd

Minister: The Department has instituted a forensic investigation into some of the above

matters.

17 August 2018 - NW2146

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he has found that the new coal independent power producing plants will negate the Government’s plans to combat climate change; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom 

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has a National Climate Response White Policy Paper in place and has currently released the Climate Change Bill for public consultation. 

To ensure full alignment with the National Climate Change Response White Paper, Eskom has a climate change policy and a strategy in place in line with overall government policy. Eskom Climate Change Strategy provides an overview of Eskom’s initiatives in terms of the following: 

1. Adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change;

2. Green and climate finance opportunities;

3. Innovation through research and development; 

4. Diversification of the energy mix to lower carbon technologies;

5. Energy efficiency; 

6. Advocacy and Partnerships at national and international levels on climate change response.

Lastly, the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the electricity sector is to diversify the electricity supply. To date, all low carbon supply options determined through the IRP process have been allocated to Independent Power Producers by the Department of Energy. 

Given that coal-fired generation has a negative impact on greenhouse gas (viz. carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane) emissions, any addition of coal generation plant will negatively impact on climate change.

South Africa’s commitment to reduce these emissions was taken into account in the 2010 IRP by way of a cap on carbon emissions. It is expected that the new iteration of the IRP is cognisant of South Africa’s commitment to the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Eskom has a plan in place to manage local air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide. This however is not a greenhouse gas and technologies such as the FGD technology only removes sulphur dioxide emissions. In the absence of end-of-pipe technology, there are little opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of existing coal-fired power stations.

Currently, the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector is to diversify the electricity supply away from coal towards lower-carbon technologies (nuclear, hydro, renewables and gas). Unfortunately, to date, all lower-carbon supply options determined through the IRP Planning process have been allocated to Independent Power Producers and not to Eskom.

In the absence of a low-carbon supply allocation, Eskom has proceeded with delivering demand management savings, the New Build programme (Medupi and Kusile power stations employ supercritical designs) as well as Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme.

Further initiatives include the roll out of photovoltaic (PV) plants to supplement generation at existing coal-fired power station sites, the construction and operation of Sere (100 MW windfarm) and many research initiatives, from an operating rural microgrid and smartgrid applications to wave energy to electric vehicle testing.

Eskom Transmission has also enabled the connection of over 3 000 MW renewable energy projects to the national grid.

In this respect, Eskom is well-prepared to manage the transition away from carbon intensive electricity production and participates extensively in Department of Environmental Affairs processes to report and limit future greenhouse gas emissions.

Further, Eskom has undertaken detailed studies with the CSIR on climate impact modelling in Southern Africa. This work will inform plans on how to prepare Eskom’s infrastructure and people for impending climate change and extreme weather events. The country’s (and by inference Eskom’s) vulnerability to climate change is cause for concern and we want to ensure we deal with this proactively.

It is critical that there is a “just transition” from carbon intensive electricity production. The transition should be able to address the pressing socio-economic challenges of poverty and inequality. The workers and communities, especially those in the sectors and areas that will be most affected, such as coal plants, coal mines and coal transportation will need alternatives to secure their well-being. Options such as re-skilling for new jobs and community based programmes are vital to ensure that those most vulnerable to the development are protected

17 August 2018 - NW1267

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Did a certain company, namely Scarlet Sky Investments, have a track record in the diamond industry prior to its appointment by Alexkor; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) why has no beneficiation for the community taken place since the appointment of the specified company by Alexkor and (b) what are the details of how transferring the sale of diamonds to the company has impacted on the value returned to (i) Alexkor and (ii) the miners; (3) (a) on what basis was the company again awarded the contract in November 2016, (b) why is there no longer an independent valuator model included in the company’s contract, (c) who made this decision, (d) how does it impact on the sale of diamonds, (e) to which companies has the auction been opened since the adoption of the auction model and (f) who has been the most successful bidder since the start of the program; (4) is the specified company a licensed diamond trader and the premises licensed as a tender house?

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Ltd.

(1)

The company, namely Scarlet Sky Investments 60 CC (SSI) itself, had no track record, until, Mr Daniel Nathan, with twenty years’ experience within the diamond industry, was appointed as a Director of SSI in November 2014.

(2)

(a)

Beneficiation is currently taking place at the offices of Scarlet Skye Investments (SSI) based in Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng. SSI currently employs learners from the Richtersveld Community. Beneficiation has been taking place since 2015.

     
 

(b)

Beneficiation contributes an additional 9% (NINE PERCENT) income to the Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture (PSJV) to income after the tender process.

(3)

(a)

The Alexkor PSJV followed its Supply Chain Management policy.

The process included:

   

(i)

the “Request for Proposal” (RFP 03/14) was advertised in the Government Tender Bulletin dated 31 October 2014 as well as the Business Day on 25 October 2014;

   

(ii)

7 (SEVEN) Companies expressed their interest in RFP 03/2014 and submitted proposals

   

(iii)

Gamiro Advisory Services were appointed by the Alexkor PSJV Board to evaluate the proposals received;

   

(iv)

The top 3 companies, according to the evaluation scores, were invited to present to the Alexkor PSJV Board Tender Committee; and

   

(v)

Following the presentation and assessment of the SSI bid proposal, the Alexkor PSJV Board was satisfied with the prices and proposals submitted by SSI. The Alexkor PSJV Board appointed SSI with effect from 01 March 2018.

       
 

(b)

The independent valuator process was stopped after some of the contractors’ complained about beneficiation and it was decided that the diamonds selected for beneficiation process will be paid based on the tender price of the goods.

 

(c)

The decision was taken by the Management of the Alexkor RMC PSJV

 

(d)

It did not have any impact on the diamond sales as the diamonds are sold to the highest bidder and not on the reserved price.

 

(e)

There are about between sixty and eighty companies attending the diamond tenders. It is not always the same companies attending the tenders; this varies from sale to sale. Since inception approximately 200 license holding companies participated in the tenders. These tenders take place at the offices of SSI in Johannesburg,

 

(f)

The diamonds are not sold to one specific company but to various participating license holding companies that has the highest bid on any specific range or category of diamonds on tender. Since 2015 approximately 200 companies participated in the tenders. The sales are very competitive and there is at least 15 to 20 winning companies at every sale. (This number depends on how many carats are on sale).

   

(4)

In terms of the South African Diamonds and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) prescripts, a license is issued to an individual “Diamond Dealer” or to a company “Diamond Trading House”. In this instance, Mr Daniel Nathan is the holder of the required Diamond Dealer license.

 

Minister: The Department has initiated a forensic investigation into these matters.

02 August 2018 - NW1204

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether complaints about certain persons namely Mr Bagus and Ms Kellerman, and also about the appointment of a certain company namely Scarlet Sky Investments were lodged with the Public Protector by a certain person namely Mr Duncan Korabie, and later withdrawn; if so, (2) whether one of the specified persons namely Ms Kellerman was thereafter appointed to do an internal investigation into the affairs of Alexkor; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the outcome? NW1298E

Reply:

REPONSE BASED ON INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED:

(1)

Alexkor were informed by Mr Korabie about the complaint he lodged to the Office of the Public Protector during 2015.

The complaint was withdrawn by Mr Korabie subsequent to a meeting between DPE and the Alexkor-CPA during November 2015, to allow the Department to investigate the matter internally. The investigation was done by the ARC Committee of the PSJV and the outcomes have been communicated with the Department.

 

(2)

Alexkor is not aware that Ms Kellerman was appointed to investigate the internal matters of Alexkor SOC. However, Ms Kellerman, as Chief Legal Officer at the time was instructed by the then Board of Directors to institute the forensic investigation into allegations made against the then CEO, Mr Percy Khoza. SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG) was appointed as an independent entity to conduct the said forensic investigation.

The technical nature of the irregularities were such that it was not obvious to the current Board whether it was appropriate, or not, to initiate any disciplinary action against the CEO. The Board subsequently commissioned Mkhabele Huntley Adekeye Inc. (MHA) to evaluate the SNG report in terms of the possible disciplinary actions available to Alexkor.

The finding of Mkhabele Huntley Adekeye Inc was that the CEO took “a cavalier approach to financial management of the entity, which exposes the entity to risk”. The report continues that: “based on the evidence before us, we are of the view that the Accounting Authority has reasonable prospects of securing a dismissal at arbitration”. The Board considered the Mkhabele Huntley Adekeye Inc reports and decided that a “reasonable” prospect of a successful dismissal was insufficient to warrant further action. Furthermore, the Company had embarked on a restructuring process during which the CEO put himself forward for voluntary retrenchment, which offer the Board accepted, as a simpler and more cost-effective option to disciplinary action.

02 August 2018 - NW1044

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van Wyk, Ms A to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the annual reports of Alexkor which indicate that the specified company incurred expenditure amounting to R225 406 938.00 in the 2012-2017 financial years, what value has the company gained by this expenditure?

Reply:

 

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

The breakdown of the expenditure incurred for Alexkor’s Corporate Head Office amounting to R225 406 938.00 during the period 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2017 is detailed in the table below:

 

SPEND CATEGORY:

AMOUNT

 

1. Bursaries

R    1 687 360

The amounts include Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives as well as bursaries awarded to learners in the field of mining, geology and environmental management

2. Corporate Costs

R   47 442 391

Salaries of employees and head office operational costs

3. Mining Operations

R   14 846 968

Alexkor SOC Limited was mining in Alexander Bay prior to the PSJV being established, in terms of the Deed of Settlement. Hence the mining operations cost of R14.8m. Related revenue against the Mining operating cost was R27.4m

4. Town Maintenance

R   85 988 049

The DoS directed that once the township had been established, the municipal engineering services are to be upgraded and Alexkor is to hand over the municipal services to the Alexander Bay Municipality; however, that has not yet occurred. Alexkor has assumed the responsibilities to maintain the Township of Alexander Bay as if they are a municipality.

5. Discontinued Operations and Other

R     9 735 795

The discontinued operating cost of R9.7 million relates to the cost of transferring the farming operations to  the community.

6. Environmental Management

R   41 343 822

Implementation of Phase 1  of rehabilitation of historically disturbed areas

 

7. Directors Remuneration

R   24 362 554

Fees paid to directors serving on both Alexkor and Alexkor RMC PSJV boards

TOTAL: 

R 225 406 938

 

 

02 August 2018 - NW1043

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Who appointed (a) Mrs Matseke, (b) Mr Trevern Haasbroek, (c) Ms McMaster, (d) Mr Tshediso Matona and (e) Mr Bansi for their positions on the Alexkor Board?

Reply:

(a), (b), (d) and (e) Mrs Matseke, together with Messrs Haasbroek, Matona and Bansi were four of six new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) appointed to the Board of Alexkor at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held on 14 August 2015, by former Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown. The appointments were done in accordance with clause 13.2 of the Alexkor Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) which provides that the Shareholder (the Minister of Public Enterprises) shall appoint the Directors of the Company from time to time and in so doing shall endeavour to ensure that the Board shall be appropriately balanced in terms of executive and non-executive Directors, with the majority being non-executive, and shall be representative of gender and race demographics, on the grounds of their collective knowledge, experience and appropriate skills.

Furthermore, the appointments were made in terms of clause 13.11 of the Alexkor MOI which provides for the rotation of Directors and the filling of vacancies on the Alexkor Board. The former Alexkor Board was rotated at the Annual General Meeting held on 14 August 2015, with the exception of Ms Z Ntlangula and Dr R Paul who were re-appointed to the Board at the SGM of 14 August 2015.

Ms Matseke was appointed as Chairperson and NED of the Board, while Messrs Haasbroek, Matona and Bansi were appointed as NEDs with effect from 14 August 2015, for a period of three years, subject to annual review by the Minister of Public Enterprises.

(c) Ms McMaster was not appointed as a Director to the Alexkor Board.

02 August 2018 - NW955

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What was the process by which Mervyn Carstens was selected to take up the Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture CEO position, specify (a) when the post was advertised, (b) who were the other candidates who applied, (c) who were the other candidates shortlisted or interviewed, (d) who was on the selection panel, and (e) what relevant qualifications Mr Carstens possesses?

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

According to Alexkor, Mr Carstens was appointed by the Board of Alexkor/PSJV following a recruitment process for the position in question. The process was as per the PSJV recruitment and selection process.

(a)

The position was advertised in the Sunday Times on Sunday, 27 May 2012.

(b)

The names of the candidates whom applied for this position have been disclosed to the Department. However, due to the confidential nature of this information, no further details will be disclosed.

(c)

The names of the candidates shortlisted or interviewed have been disclosed to the Department. However, due to the confidential nature of this information, no further details will be disclosed.

(d)

(i)

Mr Reginald Muzariri

Chairperson (at the time)

 

(ii)

Dr Roger Paul

Member of the Board (at the time)

 

(iii)

Prof Viola Makin

Member of the Board (at the time)

 

(iv)

Mr Craig Matthews

Representing the RMC

 

(v)

Mr Willem Diergaardt

Representing the RMC

 

(vi)

Mr Melvin Duckitt

HR Manager (at the time)

   

(e)

According to Alexkor, Mr Carstens’ qualifications:

 

(i)

National Diploma : Human Resources (Vaal University of Technology)

 

(ii)

Industrial Relations Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch).

 

(iii)

The Member is reminded that the decision to appoint would jointly have been taken between Alexkor and the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC) representatives on the Alexkor PSJV Board.

The Board members who appointed Mr Carstens no longer serves on the Alexkor PSJV Board. The names for the selection panel are detailed in (d)(i) to (vi) above.

Therefore, the current Alexkor PSJV Board is limited in terms of its understanding of the process that led to the appointment of Mr Carstens, which at face value seems to be a deviation from the qualification requirements of the position as advertised. However, the current Alexkor PSJV Board can confirm that Mr Carstens has acquitted himself in line with their expectations in running the PSJV operations. The 30 years’ experience that Mr Carstens has garnered in the industry seems to have stood him well.

Minister: The Department is currently reviewing both the governance and operating model of Alexkor.

 

02 August 2018 - NW1221

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      With reference to the appointment of Regiments Capital as investment advisor to the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF), (a)(i) for what reason(s) did the specified company make payments to Trillion Capital Partners, (ii) what services were rendered in this regard and (iii) what total amount was paid and (b) why did the TSDBF’s Board of Trustees give a blank mandate to Regiments Capital as investment advisor to make investments according to its best judgement on behalf of the TSDBF without consulting the board of trustees; (2) Whether the trustees were authorised to take the specific decision to give such mandate to the company; if not, (3) Whether he has found that their decision was ultra vires; if so, on what legal grounds did they rely in order to take this decision; (4) (a) what are the names of the trustees who (i) voted in favour of the appointment of the company as investment advisor and (ii)(aa) are currently and/or (bb) were previously directors on the Transnet Board and (b) what role did the Transnet Board play in appointing Regiments Capital as the investment advisor of the TSDBF; (5) Whether he will make a statement on this matter? NW1317E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

(1)(a)(i) As per invoices received "Transaction Fees".

(1)(a)(ii) According to Regiments these payments were made for services rendered during the structuring of the transaction. It was found by

the TSDBF that no such fees were payable separately from the fee and cost structure agreed in the original investment management

mandate agreement and as such not allowed.

(1)(a)(iii) R 228millon.

(1)(b) The TSDBF Board of Trustees appointed Regiments Capital in terms of a detailed duly legal and approved investment agreement.

No blank mandate was given (supporting documents attached).

(2) The decision of the Trustees was in terms of the authority vested in terms of the Rules of the TSDBF.

(3) The decision of the Board of Trustees was not ultra vires but in terms of the authority vested in The Rules of the Fund.

(4)(a)(i) H Gazendam, Y Forbes, E Tshabalala,R Louw, V Naidoo,

C Fichardt, J Benwell, M Myburgh, J Grobler.

(4)(ii)(aa) No current directors of Transnet.

(4)(bb) H Gazendam,Y Forbes, E Tshabalala

(4)(b) The Transnet Board did not play any role in appointing Regiments

Capital as the investment advisor of the TSDBF.

(5) N/A

Minister: the dubious and problematic role of Regiments, Trillion and other entities in the state capture process will be investigated further by the respective SOC Boards – and presumably by the Zondo Commission.

02 August 2018 - NW2145

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to the hearings hosted by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for the coal independent power producer (IPP) generation licence applications, where Eskom indicated that it did not support the coal IPPs and warned of the harm that the coal IPPs would cause for Eskom (details furnished), (a) does Eskom intend to sign the power purchase agreements with the coal IPPs; if not, at what stage will the specified requirements be assessed; if so, (2) has Eskom ensured that the Regulation 9 requirements of the New Generation Regulations, 2011, have been met, including that the power purchase agreements would be value for money; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)

Eskom understands that all future IPP programmes are on hold until such time as the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has been concluded.

(1)(a)

Eskom is obliged to implement Government Policy. Should Government instruct Eskom to continue with this programme Eskom will engage on the impact on Eskom and its requirements for the programme.

(2)

Eskom has not agreed to sign the IPP contracts and therefore the Regulation 9 requirements were not assessed by Eskom.

Should Government instruct Eskom to continue with this IPP programme, Eskom will then assess the Power Purchase Agreements against the Regulation 9 requirements of the New Generation Regulations 2011. A matter which requires further clarity and certainty is what constitutes a correct technical risk transfer to the new coal IPP in terms of Regulation 9 of the New Generation Regulations, 2011. 

The full regulation document is attached.

02 August 2018 - NW2144

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What are the details of his plan to deal with the problems regarding the coal independent power producers (IPPs) for Eskom, in particular the fact that Eskom (i) will have to close certain of its own coal plants early to meet the offtake requirements of the coal IPPs, and even earlier in a low greenhouse gas emission scenario and (ii) will be faced with having to sell electricity at very high prices in circumstances where more and more electricity consumers are defecting from the grid and (b) what steps does he intend to take to mitigate the impact on Eskom?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

BACKGROUND

Eskom has not approved the signing of the coal independent power producers (IPPs) agreements. No approval nor instruction has been given by the Department of Public Enterprises to Eskom to sign such agreements.

Eskom understands that all future IPP programmes are on hold until such time as the Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) has been concluded. Eskom provided these IPPs with budget quotations for connection to the grid as is required by the Eskom transmission license, but has made no other allowances for these IPPs in the Eskom production plans and price applications.

(a)(i)(ii)

The impact of new capacity as well as the low greenhouse gas emissions scenario on the electricity system and the Eskom generators must be considered in the development of the IRP. The IRP also considers price impacts.

Eskom will provide comments on the IRP when it is given the opportunity to do so, and any impact on Eskom’s generators, costs and prices to consumers will be addressed in these comments.

(b)

Government together with Eskom and other key stakeholders are in the process of evaluating the socio-economic costs of decommissioning of mines that have reached their end of life. A transitional plan will be developed that will support the integrated Resources Plan (IRP).

02 August 2018 - NW1202

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Who nominated (a) (i) Mrs H B Matseke, (ii) Mr T Haasbroek, (iii) Ms McMaster and (iv) Mr T Matona for their positions as board members of the Alexkor SOC Ltd. Board and (b) Mr V Bansi for Acting Chief Executive Officer of Alexkor? NW 1296E

Reply:

(a) (i), (ii), and (iv) In terms of the Board appointment process, names of potential candidates for the database may be submitted through various means, including:

  1. Submission by the individual of his or her Curriculum Vitae;
  2. Nomination by another person; or
  3. Application or nomination to the annual advertisement to update the database.

From the records it would appear that there are no specific nominations by another person of Mrs Matseke (Chairperson) and Messrs Haasbroek, Matona and Bansi, respectively. These names came through the Ministry during the Board review process. They were appointed as Non-executive Directors (NEDs) of the Board of Alexkor by former Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, at a Special General Meeting held on 14 August 2015. The appointments (with the exception of Ms McMaster who was never appointed as a Director to the Alexkor Board), were done in accordance with clause 13.2 of the Alexkor Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) which provides that the Shareholder (the Minister of Public Enterprises) shall appoint the Directors of the Company, as well as in accordance with terms 13.11 of the Alexkor MOI which provides for the rotation of Directors and the filling of vacancies on the Alexkor Board.

Ms Matseke was appointed as Chairperson and NED of the Board, while Messrs Haasbroek, Matona and Bansi, respectively were appointed as NEDs at the SGM with effect from 14 August 2015, for a period of three years, subject to annual review by the Minister.

(iii) Ms McMaster was not appointed as a Director to the Alexkor Board.

(b) Following the resignation of former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Percival (Percy) Khoza, during the Company’s restructuring process in February 2016, Mr Bansi was recommended by the Board and supported by the then Minister to Act as CEO and ex-officio Director of the Board of Alexkor on 1 March 2016, until such time that a permanent CEO was appointed by the Company. Mr Bansi subsequently submitted his resignation as Acting CEO, ex officio, to the Board effective 6 November 2017, before the new CEO took up office. At the time, Mr Bansi had indicated that he is not available for re-election as NED of the Board going forward.

17 July 2018 - NW1478

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Ross, Mr DC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) he, (b) senior management service members in his department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to him have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit;

Reply:

The following is the input in response to question no: 1478

1 (a) Cabinet members declare their financial interests with the Presidency and the Parliamentary Ethics Committee. Therefore, the aforementioned structures should be competent to respond to questions regarding the lifestyle audit of the Minister of Public Enterprises and other members of the Cabinet.

(b) Members of the Senior Management Service (SMS) in the department declare their financial interest with the Public Service Commission annually (PSC). Therefore, notwithstanding the Ministry and the Department’s Plan to conduct lifestyle audits of key SMS and SOC officials in the current financial year, the PSC should be best placed to respond to the questions concerning lifestyle audits of SMS members in the last three years.

(c) On 06 April 2018, Proclamation no 11 of 2018 was published in order to authorize the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to conduct investigations into allegations of malfeasance, fraud and corruption in Eskom and Transnet. In executing the proclamation, among others, the SIU will conduct lifestyle audits of key SOC officials implicated in allegations malfeasance, fraud and corruption. Among others, the declaration of financial interest made by SOCs’ officials between 2009 and to date will form the basis of the assessments to be conducted into the affordability of their lifestyle; how they may have unduly benefited themselves and members of their families.

(i) Lifestyle audits will focus on the period commencing 01 April 2009 to date and are planned for completion by 31 March 2019. Eskom has already commenced work on lifestyle audits.

(ii) The first phase of the audits will cover Board members, Executives in SOCs, company secretaries and prescribed officers that have served in the SOCs since 2009 to date.

(iii) The SIU’s mandate will be extended to commence lifestyle audits that will cover all six SOCs under the Ministry of Public Enterprises. This second phase of the lifestyle audits will focus on officials in supply chain management, auditors as well past and present officials in the Department of Public Enterprises (political and administrative offices). Among others, the work would reflect how SMS members within the Department and SOC officials may have abused their positions of authority to unduly benefit themselves and their family members through state procurement opportunities.

(iv) Among others, the outcome of the lifestyle audits will be used to:

  • hold accountable those who unduly benefitted from the state’s resources and procurement opportunities;
  • enhance procurement governance practices within the Department and the SOCs; and
  • recover monies the state lost as a result of the abuse of resources by those entrusted with positions authority.

2. Disclosure of the results of the lifestyle audits will be dealt in line with the law of the country. Furthermore, relevant findings that would not undermine efforts such pursuit of criminal proceedings will be made public as that can only assist in fostering an accountable state as envisioned in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the National Development Plan.

       
       
       

16 July 2018 - NW1269

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the details of the relevant knowledge of the industry that each of the board members and management assigned to Alexcor possess; (2) why has the Richtersveld community not been educated of their rights and duties, in view of the fact that Alexcor supported the application for a court order to allow his department to appoint members to the board on behalf of the Richtersveld community who is a 49% shareholder; (3) how does the fact that the Richtersveld community members are unable to choose their own representatives on the board impact on their share of the income that is derived from the sale of diamonds

Reply:

The response is based on information received from Alexkor SOC Limited.

 

(1)

The Alexkor Board of Directors comprises of business and professional people. They have expertise inter alia in legal and property, public policy, electronic engineering, building and construction, strategic leadership and corporate governance. Senior Management also has mining and financial expertise.

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPE-RIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms Hantsi Bhetilda Matseke

(Chairperson)

Female

African

Diploma in Personal Computing, Diploma in Software Supporting, Diploma in Marketing and New Managers Program

Leadership, Business Management and development

Ms Matseke is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maono Construction and Property Development firm. She has over

eight years’ experience in the industry

NO

     

Mr Tshediso John Matona

Male

African

Master of Arts (Development Economics), Bachelor of Social Science, Honours and Bachelor of Social Science

Economics, Public Policy and Leadership

Mr Matona, previously Chief Executive of Eskom. Previously he was the Director-General of the Department of Public Enterprises.

An economist by training and an

experienced public administrator. He has 21 years of senior management experience and skills

in the fields of international trade and diplomacy, export promotion, investment promotion, industrial development, enterprise development, economic regulation and corporate governance.

YES

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPERIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Mr Lemogang Pitsoe

(CEO)

Male

African

Master’s in Business Leadership (MBL), B-Tech Degree in Mining Engineering, Diploma in Investment Management

Mr Pitsoe has extensive exposure and experience in wide variety of mining projects, operations, aspects, ores and minerals inclusive of chrome, iron ore, copper, coal, diamonds, platinum and tanzanite

YES

     

Ms Adila Chowan

(CFO)

Female

Indian

Chartered Accountant (SA)

Bachelor of Accounting, Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA)

Ms Chowan has financial management experience in both public and private companies. She was previously a deputy director general at the Department of Public Works. She has held various positions at Imperial Group, CEF,RMB, Ernest & Young, Deloitte & Touché,

YES

       
 

(2)

It has always been important for Alexkor SOC (Alexkor) Limited that the structures of the community be properly constituted and for the community elected representatives to be trained on the Deed of Settlement (DoS). Several attempts were made by Alexkor to train the community elective representatives to understand their rights and responsibilities in terms of the DoS, as Alexkor paid for training for the community structures on the DoS. In addition to this and before the Court Application was launched, Alexkor spent approximately R 4.6 million on legal fees in appointing Duncan Korabie Attorneys to perform legal services for and on behalf of the Richtersveld Communal Property Association (CPA), with a specific focus on matters relating to the DoS and in an attempt to ensure that the community is able to assist Alexkor in the proper and successful implementation of the DoS. Furthermore, Alexkor paid R739 724 on training for Community Members. The table below details the breakdown of the training expenses and Community Members:

NAME OF COMMUNITY MEMBER:

PERIOD OF

TRAINING:

TRAINING INSTITUTION AND COSTS: (INCLUDING TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS)

i) Lydia Obies

ii) Wilhelmina Vries

iii) Floor Strauss

iv) Edwin Farmer

v) Jacobus Joseph

vi) Andries Cloete

Community Elective Representative CPA

22-23 October 2013

08 November 2013

KaptiTwala / Dentons

R606 236.00

vii) Petrus De Wet

viii) Liesel Fortuin

ix) Niklaas Phillips

x) Koos Stoffel

SELF-DEVCO

   

xi) Willem Vries

xii) Brain Koopman

xiii) Ryno Thomas

xiv) Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

   

i. Willem Vries

ii. Brian Koopman

iii. Ryno Thomas

iv. Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

15-16 August 2016

Webber Wentzel

R133 488.00

T O T A L :

R739 724.00

   

Due to the lapsing of the terms of office of the previously elected Directors of the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC), the company was left with one Director, whom was not even from the Richtersveld Community. The Community was informed via its various structures during January and February 2016 about the fact that the PSJV Board was not properly constituted.

Alexkor was left with no alternative other than approach the Courts to appoint 3 (THREE) interim Directors to represent the RMC on the Board of the PSJV.

On 16 August 2016 the High Court of the Western Cape declared that the community structures, including the RMC were not properly constituted, and subsequently appointed 3 (THREE) interim Directors to represent the RMC on the Board of the PSJV. The Court declared that the interim Directors will remain on the PSJV until the Community holds elections and appoints Directors to all the community and company structures. The Community has still not held elections and appointed their own Directors. The elections are anticipated to take place during July 2018.

 

(3)

The PSJV has confirmed that the proceeds from the declared dividends are held in a secure account to prevent mismanagement and to ensure that the financial interest of the Richtersveld Community is protected. The Court appointed Directors are not involved in the utilisation of financial proceeds from the PSJV.

The term of this Board will expire at its Annual General Meeting in September 2018

   
       
       
         
       
       

16 July 2018 - NW21

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Ms N W A Mazzone (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether any of the bonuses listed on page 108 of Eskom’s 2016-17 annual report have been paid out; (2)(a) what are the full relevant details of how Eskom’s Long-term Incentive Scheme works and (b) who were the beneficiaries of the specified scheme in the 2016-17 financial year? NW25E

Reply:

Response is according to the information received from Eskom

(1)

Yes. Emoluments reflected on p108 of the Integrated Report are payments that have been audited by the Company’s External Auditors for the financial year under review and paid by the Company. The disclosure of remuneration of Prescribed Officers is prescribed by the Public Finance Management Act, the Companies Act, 2008 and the Company’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).

(2)(a)

2. Eskom’s LTI Scheme is designed to attract, retain and reward F Band employees for meeting the organisational objectives set by the Company in conjunction with the shareholder, and based on the Company’s remuneration strategy.

3. Eskom’s LTI scheme forms part of the F Band conditions of service which includes a guaranteed package, short and long term incentives, and other standard benefits such as Medical Aid, pension benefits and life cover.

While the conditions of service for E Bands do not include participation in the LTI scheme, some selected E band employees participate in the scheme.

4. The board of Eskom determines the LTI for the Group Chief Executive (GCE) and all senior executives, i.e. F bands in the whole group.

5. Exco determines and ratifies the LTI scheme for all eligible senior managers i.e. E bands.

6. The list of eligible E bands is reviewed by the GCE, on a regular basis and he may at his election consult the Exco members.

7. Upon appointment of F Bands or offer of LTIs to eligible E Bands, all eligible executives for the LTI scheme are issued with a letter stating the conditions of the scheme which states date of offer. This is subsequently supplemented by grant certificates issued annually stating awards for the eligible executives.

8. The board, at its election may take a decision to revise upwards or backdate the offer of the shares to the executives, after the original grant has been made.

9. The Eskom LTI scheme is intentionally designed as a phantom share scheme in that:-

a) the allocation of shares is purely monetary value, and does not translate into actual subscription of shares.

b) the equity of the shareholder, notably the government represented by the Department of Public Enterprises, is never diluted. That is, the executives do not take ownership of the shares.

c) the said shares allocated to the executives are also not transferable.

d) The value of the shares is set at R1 at grant date, and escalates at the money market rate over the set period of allocation, namely 3 years. These are the) refore not based on shareholder value.

e) The holders of the shares do not carry any personal risk in terms of the performance of the company. At worst, if the “gate keepers” performance requirements are not met, there is no cash disbursed to the scheme participants.

10. The shares vest on 1 April of the new year, for the previous years’ performance.

11. The LT Incentives are determined according to long term incentive percentage value model detailed below:

Table 1: Annualised LTI Values as a % of pensionable earnings

Executive level

LTI as % of pensionable earnings

 

Lower Quartile

On target

Capped

GCE and all F Bands

0%

50%

102%

Table 2: Annualised LTI Values in line with KPI scores

 

LTI in line with KPI Scores

 

Floor (0%)

Kick (60%)

Norm (100%)

Stretch (110%)

Ceiling (120%)

E Bands score

1

2

3

4

5

12. The following factors are considered in determining the incentives:-

a) Performance conditions and targets are determined by the board over the 3 year period in line with the Corporate Plan and Shareholder Compact with an agreed weighting in each category.

b) Conditions include financial and non-financial targets in areas such as ensuring business sustainability and reliability of electricity supply, providing for future power needs and supporting the developmental objectives of South Africa.

c) Awards vest if and to the extent that the targets are met of the company and of the individual. Furthermore, the vesting is dependent on the scheme participant remaining in Eskom’s employment throughout the vesting period.

d) The award lapses if employment ceases during the vesting period, other than for permitted reasons. The permission is granted by the board (for F Bands) or the GCE (for E bands) at their discretion.

e) Upon retirement, if a participant ceases to be an employee due to normal retirement (in accordance with the Company's employment policies from time to time) or early retirement (retirement before normal retirement age which is approved of by the People and Governance Committee at its discretion), the rules will continue to apply to the participants of the LTI scheme.

f) It must be noted that those acting in F Band positions are not eligible for LTI scheme.

g) Key performance indicators are related to the key performance areas and criteria set out in the shareholder compact.

h) The amount paid in relation to the level of achievement is stated

i) Situations where no long term incentive will be paid /penalties applicable are defined

j) A formula is established for calculating the incentives, and this is based on meeting the targets of each KPI reflected in the performance conditions.

k) Following payment of long term incentives, an analysis is set out in the Remuneration Report of the extent to which the relevant targets were actually met.

l) Contract employees are not eligible for the long term incentive scheme.

m) Eskom’s long term incentive scheme stands independent of the short term incentive scheme, although the participants of the long term incentive are also participants of the short term incentive scheme. All permanent employees of Eskom are eligible for the short term incentive scheme.

n) In line with principles of good corporate governance which include transparency as set out in King IV, details of remuneration of directors and prescribed officers (i.e Exco members), are disclosed in the annual financial statements. Exco member beneficiaries for the specific year can be found on page 108 of the 2016/17 Annual Financial Statements (AFS) (under the column ‘’LTI payments’’).

(2)(b)

The full list of beneficiaries (includes E and F bands) is provided as Annexure A.

The Board of Directors has been requested to review the reward and remuneration system in Eskom.

Annexure A: The list of Beneficiaries (F and E Bands) for submission to Parliament

F BANDS

MM Ntsokolo

T Govender

AN Noah

MM Koko

E Pule

AS Masango

S Maritz

SJ Lennon

JA Dladla

CR Choeu

D Nichols

F Ndou

Nkhabu

ID Du Plessis

HJ Steyn

L Maleka

BA Nakedi

FC Van Niekerk

V Mboweni

SM Scheppers

L Dlamini

W Majola

A Etzinger

CR Le Roux

ET Mabelane

E BANDS

C Cassim

J L Kilani

JM Buys

AJ Kiewitz

I Mulla

RNM Maphumulo

M Bahna

GR Tosen

P Govender

N Singh

BS Maccoll

K Pather

GJ Bronkhorst

MP Dukashe

P Govender

N Govender

PG Le Roux

M Makwela

S Mamorare

CJH Fabricius

WJC Theron

J Machinjike

AJ Johnson

M Kibido

LA Carlo

WJJ Du Plessis

WIJ Poulton

S Daniels

R Waja

M Hughes

VS Chettiar

SP Mazibuko

A Lester

MH McGibbon

ML Mthombeni

MP Sebola

T Govender

MJ Moller

IFP Khumalo

RD Matshidze

DP Odendaal

RG Stephen

P Moyo

NK Tsholanku

H Tlhotlhalemaje

Al Minnaar

NI Anderson

A Brey

JS Cronje

J Govender

DF Joubert

S Nagar

J Smit

TG Kgabo

ML Mokgotho

TE Skinner

J L de V Pfister

TL Myburgh

U Rangasamy

B Smith

WF Bothma

AH Maharaj

S Chetty

AA De Clercq

CD Hendricks

OM Mashigo

PC Vermeulen

S Maharaj

NR Volk

AP Wild

AM Dikgale

N Mngeni

J Naidoo

M Rambharos

DL Herbst

GG Quickfall

M Van der Riel

FF Mondi

S Nassiep

ME Bezuidenhout

P Doubell

R Chetty

DW Conradie

SE Mkhabela

SE Shayi

RB Jack

RW Bailey

RM Beckmann

TA Conradie

KG Featherstone

T Govender

PA Goatley

P Gopal

R Lacock

MG Mkwai

SS Prince

CJ Prinsloo

AK Stott

A Kuzelj

T Nani

B Moya

MS Jappie

A Singh

MR Barkadien

SW Steyn

KMJ Engel

PWA Kooyman

RW Van der Wal

JC Mavimbela

A van Geuns

MG Bonga

C Spammer

TA Smit

AN Maseko

BA Ntshanqase

D Shikoana

DJ du Plessis

CS Reddy

M van Rensburg

M Mthimkhulu

RM Gamede

KC Masike

N Kleynhans

T Shunmagum

MP Makwela

TN Mkalipe

DE Ntumba

B Makuyana

SB Teasdale

ND Harris

CA Laing

AA Laher

N Otto

CH Palm

D Bhimma

y Singh

M Maroga

G Hurtford

M Sims

G Loedolff