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10 June 2022 - NW1694

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) By what date does he envisage his department will repair the R74 road which runs from the N3 to Winterton to Bergville and (b) what are the time frames set aside by his department in this regard?

Reply:

The Department of Transport in consultation with Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal Governments between which this road R74 traverses, the teams had already done the technical assessment to ascertain the treatment the road will need. It is however worth mentioning that R74 has two sections in it and these are P11 and P340.

a) The majority of this road needs heavy rehabilitation where first 30kms of P11 is planned for the current financial year (2022/23) and this repair work is estimated to take 30 months.

The remainder of the section of this road P340 is planned for the subsequent financial year (2023/24) and this estimated to a period of 20 months.

The holding measure that includes fixing potholes, stormwater repairs and drainage maintenance are already underway.

b) This Part of the Question has been responded to in (a) above.

10 June 2022 - NW1909

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What are the details of the progress with regard to the temporary repairs on the Umgababa stretch of the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal; (2) whether the repairs have met the agreed-upon time frames as per the tender agreement; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there have been any unforeseen delays to the repair of the specified road; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what (a) are the details, including the names, of persons and/or companies that have been awarded the tender to conduct the repairs to the specified road network, (b) is the total projected cost and (c) are the set time frames for the conclusion of the repairs; (5) whether the budget has been adhered to; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Between uMgababa and uMkhomazi there are two major embankment failures, one on the Northbound carriageway at N2 Section 24 km 2.0 to 2.6 and the other on the Southbound carriageway at N2 Section 23 km 49.8. Due to the nature of the failures they require extensive geotechnical investigations, hence geotechnical contractors have been deployed to undertake investigative drilling.

In terms of the northbound failure (uMgababa), the construction of a bypass lane in the median is being undertaken through the routine road maintenance (RRM) contract. Further, the appointed consultant team is finalising its design and procurement documents for the contractor who will implement the repairs.

In terms of the southbound failure (uMkhomazi), traffic accommodation measures have been implemented through the routine road maintenance contract, whilst the preparation of procurement documents for the design consultants are being finalised.

2. The procurement for the service providers to undertake repairs is in the preparation phase therefore there is no tender yet that has been let for the repairs. The only works currently underway is the construction of the median bypass lane in order to restore traffic movements in the northbound direction through the routine road maintenance contract. Availability of rock material from quarries did affect progress on the bypass lane, requiring this material to be sourced from further locations (further than 100km).

3. As noted above, material availability has affected the construction of the bypass lane in the median.

4. (a) No tender has been advertised for this repair as the procurement process is in the preparation phase. The temporary solution is being undertaken through the existing routine road maintenance contract which was awarded to Razzmatazz (Pty) Ltd in October 2021.It is noted that the RRM Contractor is also utilising a local subcontractor and local labour.

(b) It is estimated that the repairs will cost approximately R240 million at each of the locations i.e. northbound and southbound respectively.

(c) The estimated duration is 8 months for northbound failure and 10 months for southbound failure.

5. All holding actions have been undertaken within the budget of the routine road maintenance contractor. A budget has been allocated for the repairs for which tenders will be advertised.

10 June 2022 - NW2071

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Transport

By what date does he envisage his department will conduct repairs to the R566 near the off-ramp from Pretoria to Sun City, so as to avoid numerous accidents which occur there as a result of potholes?

Reply:

The Department finalised the process for the procurement of a contractor to commence with the repairs on road R566 near the Pretoria off-ramp delayed by the court matters relating to 2017 Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act. Now that this matter has been clarified, the procurement processes will commence as soon as possible and a Suitable Contractor will be appointed. Therefore the date to start with repairs will be determined by the finalisation of the tendering process.

06 June 2022 - NW1812

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister of Transport

By what date will his department repair the stretch of road from Mpumalanga Airport to Nelspruit, which is full of potholes?

Reply:

The Road Construction and Maintenance Indaba held in February 2022 resolved to prioritise pothole fixing as one of the interventions to address the rapid deterioration of roads. The Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport then commenced with pothole patching of the Nelspruit airport road between Plaston and the N4 Karino interchange.

The programme commenced on 18th April 2022 and has been completed on the 6th May 2022.

A small section remains where the pothole patching needs to be done after the underlying layers have been repaired and this should be completed before 31st May 2022.

As the Honourable member may be aware, pothole patching is a temporary intervention as the road has passed its design life and requires rehabilitation, which is not possible currently due to lack of funding.

06 June 2022 - NW1817

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) In which city is his department piloting the integrated ticketing system and (b) which modes of transport are involved in this pilot; (2) whether minibus taxis are included in the pilot; if not, why not; if so, how are they included in the process?

Reply:

1. a & b.

Rustenburg, Polokwane and Mangaung are the first three of the ten IPTN

cities that should implement the first integrated ticketing pilots in 2022. It will involve IPTN trunk and feeder buses and if applicable, contracted IPTN minibus services as well.

2. Santaco has been included in the rollout and are currently consulting on identifying their own pilot site utilising minibus taxis.

06 June 2022 - NW1815

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the full details relating to the continued extension of the Public Utility Transport Corporation subsidised bus service by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport?

Reply:

The Department of Roads and Transport in Gauteng are the custodians of the subsidised contracts with the Public Utility Transport Company (PUTCO). There are 34 subsidised bus contracts in Gauteng and 7 of these belongs to PUTCO. However, all bus contracts in Gauteng have reached the end of their contract life, some as far back as 2003, but due to lack of sufficient funds these contracts have not been renewed but are being extended on a short-term basis. This is a problem that is not only confined to Gauteng but apply nationally. There are 108 subsidised bus contracts across all provinces and all have reached the end of their contract life and have also been extended on a short-term basis. The continued extension of subsidised bus contracts is simply to ensure that there is no total collapse of services in the country whilst government is in the process of resolving this matter. There are ongoing discussions between the Department and National Treasury exploring various options for implementing a sustainable public transport funding model which includes the development of a subsidy policy.

 

06 June 2022 - NW1517

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Given that road infrastructure plays a critical role in the Republic’s economy and is the main mode of transport for goods, with the rail sector facing numerous challenges, and in light of the great amounts of money that small-scale farmers spend in attempting to fix the damaged roads themselves, which is surely unsustainable and may cripple them in the long run, what (a) plans does his department have in place to address the Republic’s ageing road infrastructure and (b) has been the (i) successes and (ii) challenges experienced in the implementation of the specified plans?

Reply:

a) It is true that the road infrastructure plays a critical role in the economy of our country and has to play a complimentary role with regards to its sister mode, the rail infrastructure. It is for this reason that while the department is putting policies for rail sector, the road sector is going ahead with its road infrastructure plan:

i) The road policy is being developed with four critical chapters, namely: Road Safety, Road Financing, Non-Motorised and road infrastructure delivery models. The consultation of this policy position is underway and would be concluded soon.

ii). The classification of roads in South Africa is underway and this in terms of the RISFSA guideline document and this classification will guide spheres of government on the responsibility as Road Authorities.

iii). The national roads are managed by SANRAL which is the road agency of the National Department of Transport whilst other categories of road are managed by provincial road department and municipalities.

Table one below explains road network and the responsible authority to manage it:

Authority

Paved

Gravel

Total

SANRAL

22,262

0

22,262

Provinces – 9

46,511

226,273

272,782

Metros – 8

51,682

14,461

66,143

Municipalities

37,680

219,223

256,903

Total

158,124

459,957

618,081

Unproclaimed (estimated)

 

131,919

131,919

Estimated total

158,124

591,876

750,000

 
  • Unproclaimed roads = Public roads not formally gazetted by any authority

iv) Provincial roads receive a grant called Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant (PRMG) from National Department of Transport (NDOT). The NDOT does oversight role on business plans submitted by provinces during the implementation stages of the grant.

This grant started during 2011/12 financial year and it is addressing the maintenance challenges the provinces face on their roads.

(b) (i)There has been huge successes with regard to road programs across the country:

-SANRAL: Road network is one of the best and it is ranked 18th in the world

-Provincial Roads are mostly having challenges due to the lack of critical technical skills at both Provincial and Municipal spheres of government. For this reason SANRAL is now assigned responsibilities to assist with technical skills for the construction and maintenance of provincial road in particular by entering into MOU/MOA, and also in skills transfer.

(ii) Challenges experienced:

  • There is a shortage of requisite technical skills particularly at Provincial and Municipal levels. They are unable to keep top engineers and relevant technical skills where the private sector pays more than the government.
  • The business forums disrupt projects demanding 30 percent without doing any work.
  • Another challenge is the level of funding in general, which is still lower than what is required and this is a general problem across all sectors.

As the economy improves, we believe government will be able to assist all sectors of our economy.

06 June 2022 - NW1689

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Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, considering the persistent rains in the Eastern Cape over the past three weeks which have resulted in a lot of damage to the roads, his department has made an assessment of affected villages; if not, why not; if so, what plans have been put in place to tar the roads in villages and eradicate gravel roads which get destroyed each time it rains?

Reply:

Yes, the Department has made assessment on the Provincial network. There are two processes currently underway and those are:

  • COGTA or National Disaster Management Centre processes – this is the normal process that gets undertaken when disasters occur. It requires declaration, gazette and verification of assessment; and the process normally takes longer than 6 months to be concluded.
  • National Department of Transport processes – Department is intervening in the Provinces that were recently affected by recent (April) disaster and Eastern Cape is one of those. There are series of meetings conducted in order to identify the exact intervention required. NDOT is considering reprioritising some of the Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant (PRMG) to disaster affected Provinces. NDOT processes are at advanced stages and ECDOT is finalising its implementation plan.

It must be mentioned that both processes will not result in roads being upgraded to surface standard but will restore condition to its original state.

06 June 2022 - NW1617

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the briefing at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 29 March 2022, wherein the committee was briefed on the sharp decline in income and the number of commuters making use of the railways, what (a) was the total number of commuters making use of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) network in the past five years and (b) was the income generated in the specified period versus the capital grants from the State used to support the operational costs of Prasa?

Reply:

(a)

Table 1: Passenger Volumes: 2017/18 – 2021/22

PERIOD

COMMUTER NUMBERS

2017/18

269,925,897

2018/19

208,888,587

2019/20

115,417,417

2020/21

8,147,180

2021/22

16,699,332

(b) Income Generated during the last 5 years as a % of Opex

Table 2: Income Generated versus Opex and Subsidy

Table 2 above proves the reply given earlier that the income generated through fare revenue during the last five years only covered a portion (or 10%) of operational costs. The rest has been covered through subsidy which indicates a heavy reliance on state support to operate commuter rail operations.

The major cause for this decline is the vandalism and theft of our Rolling Stock and Network Infrastructure impacting significantly on the optimal operations and in turn revenue collection. This was as a result of the lack of security to protect our infrastructure and network. The level 5 lockdown regulations imposed to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-2021 completely halted the operations, easing to levels 3 and 2 into 2021-2022 with limited operations also contributed to revenue loss.

06 June 2022 - NW1518

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, given that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is in a dire financial position, as it is not generating sufficient revenue to cover its operating costs as per his utterances during the virtual meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 29 March 2022 and, following the recent conviction of a taxi driver for arson in Eerste River who stated that his motives were purely to generate more business for the taxi industry, his department has plans in place to tackle the issues of (a) Prasa operations and (b) the taxi industry, given that this is not an isolated incident and it has the potential to happen again; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the full, relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) PRASA operations are receiving increased attention from the Department in a number of ways:

  1. In terms of the Shareholder Compact and Corporate Plan Prasa submits quarterly reports to the Department as a monitoring mechanism to track progress in key deliverables signed by the Minister and the Board of Control;
  2. Quarterly meetings are held to present progress reports to the Department of Transport;
  3. The Capital Project Steering Committee (CPSC) has been established and is convened quarterly to monitor progress in the implementation of CAPEX;

In addition to the above mechanisms the CPSC conducts oversight on the projects to verify information submitted.

b) PRASA has made strides in implementing the Integrated Security Plan launched by the Minister in October 2020. Security deployments have been made across identified hotspots.

Crimes and the type of crimes vary within PRASA. Constant intelligence and crime operations shows the different modus operandi within the different regions. When looking at the various crime data and information gathered, it shows how different regions will experience different types of crimes.

Intelligence driven projects, and criminal syndication penetration operations, have yielded great results. This would need to be intensified by strengthening PRASA joint operations with both the State security agency and SAPS crime intelligence.

06 June 2022 - NW2032

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether he has engaged the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd on the role it ought to play in rebuilding the damaged roads in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of their involvement?

Reply:

I can confirm that the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd has been appointed as a leading agency to rebuild the damaged roads as a result of the KZN Flood Disaster. They have been an active member since the inception of the Rapid Response Team consisting of the Department of Transport, SANRAL, KZN Province, COGTA, SALGA and Local Authorities’ representatives, which meets on a weekly basis to coordinate and track progress. To date, SANRAL’s engineers have been tasked with the flood damage verification inspections of nearly 2500 damage locations since the end of April 2022. SANRAL will also act as the Implementing Agent for priority projects on the Provincial and Municipal road networks as per the Memorandums of Agreements being finalised between the relevant parties.

06 June 2022 - NW1848

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, with reference to the replies to questions 1030 on 14 November 2019 and 497 on 2 March 2021, the City of Ekurhuleni met the deadline of October 2019 to have 40 buses operating; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he will furnish Mr C H H Hunsinger with copies of the relevant correspondence of any caution issued by his department; if not, why not; if so, on what date; (3) whether there were any further requests for rollovers of unspent grant funding to his department; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was/were the relevant amount(s); (4) what are the full and relevant details provided to his department of the amounts, sources of funding and reasons that short-term leases were entered into when records indicate long-term funding by various institutions; (5) (a) what is the total number of buses that have been bought, (b) how were the transactions funded and (c) how did the Vehicle Operating Company, a separate legal entity from the KTVR that was not yet constituted, secure financing in its name for the buses?

Reply:

1. A total of 40 buses were procured and were operating by October 2019. These took a year for these operations to be fully phased in due to the Covid-related drop in passenger demand.

These 40 buses are all currently being used to operate three (3) services between Thembisa hospital and Isando Industrial area, Bartlett Industrial area and OR Tambo International Airport.

2. The Department has held at least 3 Bilateral meetings per year on project progress with the City of Ekurhuleni. The need to complete unfinished work, ramp-up services and increase revenue has been continuously raised.

The City team has committed to do their best to implement changes. The Department has indicated it will continue to monitor progress.

3. The City of Ekurhuleni has not requested any rollover of unspent funds from the allocated budget in the current financial year.

4. The City indicates that all 40 buses have been procured. Initial leases were an interim measure to secure vehicles for services prior to the KTVR operating company being able to secure financing.

The Public Transport Network Grant (PTNG) covers the cost of vehicles as a capital subsidy. This subsidy is either paid to the operating company, if it secures financing; or as a direct purchase by the City.

5. a. 40 buses have been bought to date.

b. The Vehicle Operating Company (VOC) and KTVR are the same entity, KTVR (the VOC) obtained approval for bus funding through Bidvest Bank. The City used PTNG funds to enable KTVR to settle the loan. The Grant allows for a capital subsidy for bus purchase.

c. KTVR is the Vehicle Operating Company. There is no separate legal entity

06 June 2022 - NW1831

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Motsepe, Ms CCS to ask the Minister of Transport

What intervention measures have been put in place by his department to assist bus drivers, especially those driving buses belonging to a certain company (name furnished), who have not received any salary slips since 2019, are without leave days and have not received any increment?

Reply:

The company that is being alleged to be violating labour laws does not have a contract with government as it operates long distance or tourist services. However, the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) is the enforcement agency for non-compliance with labour laws in the bus sector. Therefore, any non-compliance with basic conditions of employment and other labour practices by the operator should be reported at the agency. The Department of Employment and Labour may also be of assistance on this matter.

06 June 2022 - NW1816

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What has delayed the appointment of new boards for each specified entity given that the board terms for the (a) Cross Border Road Transport Agency, (b) Road Traffic Management Corporation and (c) Airports Company South Africa have expired?

Reply:

The following are the status of the appointment of Boards of the specified entities: -

a) The Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) has a constituted Board which was appointed with effect from 1st July 2021 and its term is ending on 30 June 2023.

b) The Board of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is appointed by the Shareholder Committee as contemplated by section 10 of the RTMC Act. The Shareholders Committee is a forum through which the national, provincial and local spheres of government co-operate with each other and with other persons or bodies concerned with road traffic matters. The Shareholder Committee consists of the Minister of Transport and every MEC of transport in the 9 provinces of South Africa. The Committee has initiated the process of appointment of the Board and this process will be finalised soon.

c) The term of the Board of the Airports Company of South Africa ended on 31 August 2021 and it has been extended until the process of appointment of a new board is completed. The process of appointment is at an advance stage and will be completed soon.

06 June 2022 - NW1758

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) With reference to the reply to question 3520 of 23 November 2017, on what date did the (a) bus rapid transport kerbside and (b) trunk route become fully operational; (2) whether negotiations with taxi associations been completed; if not, (a) what are the obstacles preventing the finalisation of the negotiations and (b) on what basis is the special purpose vehicle KTVR for Katlehong, Tembisa, Vosloorus and Reiger Park operating and being funded by the City of Ekhuruleni if negotiations with the taxi industry have not been finalised; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether all the pedestrian bridges were (a) completed and (b) opened; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what are the revised completion date(s); if so, on what dates?

Reply:

1. (a) The Kerbside operations of the City of Ekurhuleni’s Bus Transport commenced in October 2017/18 with an introductory service with 8 buses operating between Thembisa and Isando Industrial area. In 2019/20 with the introduction of 10 additional buses (total of 18 buses) the system network was extended to OR Tambo International Airport. In 2021/22 additional 22 buses were introduced (total of 40 buses) the system was further extended to Bartlett Industrial area.

(b) The partial operations of the dedicated bus lanes commenced in 2019 when the system was extended to OR Tambo International Airport.

2. (a) Negotiations with the taxi industry for permanent compensation for Phase 1A have not been completed due to disunity within the taxi industry, and the City is actively assisting in resolving.

(b) KTVR is the current Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) operating Harambee Bus service on behalf of the City and is solely funded for such operations. Finalisation of negotiations with the taxi industry shall result in the payment of permanent compensation.

3. (a) (b) Construction of the six pedestrian bridges along the dedicated bus lanes along Andrew Mapheto Drive and Zuurfontein Road were completed in 2019 and are currently open to the public.

06 June 2022 - NW1716

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Marais, Ms P to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What total amount has his department spent to date on the Mangaung Bus Rapid Transport System, (b) what companies have been contracted by his department to develop the system and (c) by what date will the system be completed by his department?

Reply:

a) The Department has transferred R 2.025 billion from 2008 to 2022.

b) The Department of Transport has not contracted any companies for the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality to develop its system. The Department’s role is to set standards, monitor and evaluate planning, implementation and management, and to report on progress with project implementation against funding. The Department transfers funds to the Municipality, and the Municipality will follow its Supply Chain Management t processes to procure services from companies to plan, develop and implement infrastructure and the subsequent public transport operations of the system.

c) Based on the Municipality’s Metro-wide IPTN plan, all the phases will be complete by 2034/35 financial year.

23 May 2022 - NW1627

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What further monies from his department’s budget have been paid to certain companies (names furnished) concerning the Bus Rapid Transport operations (a) in the 2021-22 financial year and (b) since 1 April 2022; (2) whether the City of Ekurhuleni has received any audited financial statements from the specified companies; if not, on what basis is money continuing to be paid over to them?

Reply:

1. (a)&(b) KTVR is the operating company owned and managed by affected minibus owners in the Phase 1 area in Ekurhuleni. The National Department of Transport transfers funds to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality under the Division of Revenue Act authorising conditional grants. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality procures services utilising its own supply chain policies under the relevant legislation. One of these services is operating the interim Harambee Phase 1 contract which is performed by KTVR.

The operating contract related transfers to KTVR from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for the relevant years are as follows:

Financial Years

Total Spend

April 2021 to March 2022

R174 276 431,22

April 2022 to date

0

Total Spend

R174 276 431,22

2. Yes, Audited Financial Statements have been received from KTVR. The latest audited

Financial Statement on file with Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is for the year ending June 2021.

19 May 2022 - NW1547

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Transport

By what date will his department rebuild the bridge in Bremma, Ward 6 of Umdoni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, that was washed away by floods seven years ago?

Reply:

The bridge is currently in use, the issue was that there were potholes back then which made it unsafe to go across the bridge but that was sorted, and the bridge is usable. As this is a low-level crossing, it is part of the list of all bridges that will be upgraded to large bridges as these are no longer suitable for areas where there are growing communities. Climate change is also another factor that lead the Department to embark on this exercise as there were a lot of low-level crossings that are no longer suitable as a result of these frequently experienced rainfall intensity.

It is anticipated that to attend to these structures could take more than five years depending on the availability of funds.

19 May 2022 - NW1645

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the N1 connection road to Moloto that was proposed and has not yet commenced, (a) on what date is it envisaged that the project will commence and (b) what is the envisaged duration of the specified project?

Reply:

(a) This part of the Moloto corridor was only transferred to SANRAL on 5th June 2020 by the Gauteng Province and is still in the detail design phase. As part of the detail design phase SANRAL is currently engaged in discussions with the 139 affected landowners for the land acquisition process to be finalised. If the land related matters are all addressed, SANRAL plans to go out on tender for construction by June 2023.

(b) The planned construction commencement date is in November 2023 which will be followed by a mobilisation period of 3 months and a construction period of 36 months starting in February 2024.

19 May 2022 - NW1626

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) number of ships and/or vessels were recorded under the South African flag (i) over the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2022 and (b) are the future plans for the industry?

Reply:

a) Number of all ships and/or vessels recorded under the South African flag over the past 5 financial years:

Number of ships on SA Register

2017/19

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

(i) Convention vessels

28

29

29

33

31

31

(ii) Ships registered since 1 April 2022

         

5

Inclusive of all fishing vessels, yachts, small vessels and other types of vessels that are not convention vessels - the SA register record 745 vessels as of 2022/2023.

Convention vessels are vessels over 500GT that can carry cargoes, passengers or offshore tugs as example, on which Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) seafarers are employed.

It should be noted that not “all vessels” on the SA register are shown for the past five years – the reason being that the list still contains deleted vessels and we were mandated to clean up the register to only reflect vessels that are registered and not since deleted. Therefore, to report on these numbers would not be accurate and as such, only the total number for vessels for the current year end and 5 years for the Convention Vessels has been included.

b) Future plans for the industry:

The Department developed the Comprehensive Maritime Transport Sector Plan (CMTP) which speaks to 37 Policy Statements. The goal of the CMTP is to facilitate growth, development and transformation of the South Africa maritime transport sector in support of socio-economic development whilst contributing to international trade, which includes the introduction of sophisticated but integrated maritime supply chain systems; the development and enhancement of the national shipping capacity and capability within a complex of logistical environment of people and machine, able to serve trade at all levels and support the goals of the broader national interest and specific Governmental developmental programmes and initiatives.

This includes creating fiscal incentives to attract ship owners to the register their ships on the South African register. Part of these measures are to engage with financing institutions to encourage ship financing and investigate a possible model and feasibility of establishing a national ship finance corporation of South Africa. The Department will be working with relevant organs of state to implement competitive mortgage and insurance regime.

The Department is finalising the Merchant Shipping Bill, Maritime Development Fund Bill and the National Shipping Bill which will assist with growing the maritime industry in South Africa.

19 May 2022 - NW1625

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What total number of deaths that were caused by vehicles were recorded in each province over the past five years?

Reply:

The table below shows the number of deaths caused by vehicles over the past five years per province.

ROAD FATALITIES

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

EC

1613

1675

1603

1336

1533

FS

922

945

860

647

799

GP

2800

2539

2453

1855

2561

KZN

2734

2473

2331

2031

2409

LP

1705

1581

1496

1161

1400

MP

1577

1313

1343

1046

1261

NC

434

352

384

265

403

NW

1029

979

855

720

908

WC

1236

1064

1178

908

1271

RSA

14050

12921

12503

9969

12545

19 May 2022 - NW1168

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, with reference to the variety of online services that he launched on 17 February 2022 (details furnished), his department has any plans in place to deal with and rectify the glitches that the new system may be experiencing; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the plans; (2) (a) how is his department making the public aware of the new online offerings and (b) what are the relevant details of the communications plan in this regard?

Reply:

1. The glitches experienced have been attended through various software updates released to date. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (the Corporation) has also in sourced the printing and packaging of the licence discs and replaced its delivery partner. Since Monday, the direct deliveries to the owners have commenced. By 01 April 2022 the backlog of licence distributions will have been attended to.

2. (a) Aligned to the nature of the service the Corporation communicates its services primarily via online platforms, social media, websites, etc. The Corporation also communicates directly via targeted SMS and email communications to motorists and drivers to make use of the service when they receive their renewal notifications.

(b) The communication plan includes interviews conducted by the RTMC and the department on community, regional and national radio stations including television stations. The MEC for transport in Gauteng has also rolled out a sustained campaign on radio television stations urging the public to book a slot.

19 May 2022 - NW1311

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) Whether she intends to lower the costs associated with obtaining a skippers licence, considering that many fisherfolk are currently struggling to make ends meet due to uncertainty regarding fishing permits, multiple administrative requirements and a difficult economic climate; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what are the details of how she will assist the fisherfolk with the rising cost of fuel, in particular diesel, and the impact this will have on the sector; (3) whether she intends to relax certain seaworthy requirements that may be deemed unnecessary in order to reduce costs for fisherfolk; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) received a 0% increase for the 2022-2023 financial year. All fees for Skipper Licences still the same as the 2021-2022 financial year and should assist fisher in the current economic climate. The 0% increase applies to all the services that the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) provide and include the cost of safety surveys for fishing vessels. Should an increase be approved, due consideration will be given to the impact that any increase may have on fishers.

2. Unfortunately SAMSA do not have an influence on fuel levies.

3. The challenge with lowering the current safety standards will lead to unseaworthy ships going to sea, which will not only endanger fishers but also other users of the sea. Reducing the safety standards will lead to unnecessary deaths amongst fishers and in turn impact on the fishing communities when a bread winner is lost. It must be noted that unseaworthy vessels lead to expensive Search and Rescue operations due to the number and type of sea and air assets that need to be mobilised to rescue a casualty at sea. Lowering Safety Standards which is meant to save both people and property at sea, or prevent pollution of the marine environment is not the solution

12 May 2022 - NW1456

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the Government is subsidising the taxi industry in terms of the exorbitant increase in the petrol price; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what total amount each month; (2) whether the subsidy is adjusted every month to accommodate the increase in the petrol price; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the actual formula used?

Reply:

1. Subsidised public transport services are currently provided on a contract basis where government contracts with operators to provide scheduled services in a particular route in terms of the relevant integrated transport plan and in alignment with applicable legislation. These contracts are designed in terms of demand to enable effective utilisation of funds. As a result, the Department is not subsiding the taxi industry due to their operating model. The Department is developing a Public Transport Subsidy Policy that will guide the distribution of subsidies in line with demand, where the right mode would be utilised for the right volumes.

2. There are no monthly adjustments done as there is no subsidy provided for the taxi industry as indicated in 1 above.

12 May 2022 - NW1479

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, with regard to the use of the Ladysmith Airport in KwaZulu-Natal for drag racing from 17 March 2022 to 20 March 2022, the SA Civil Aviation Authority conducted any inspections of the (a) airport runway and (b) taxi routes since the use of the airport for drag racing; if not, why not; if so, what (i) damage was identified during such inspection and (ii) remedial action was and/or is required to ensure the airport meets all required standards?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(a) (b) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has a scheduled annual inspection for Ladysmith during the 3rd week of September 2022. (i) (ii) The SACAA does not inspect this type of aerodrome after such an event due to the following reasons:

1. Approval is granted for such events to be hosted on the airport premises and runway on condition that the aerodrome is closed for air traffic through publication and that the airport management ensures that the surface and shoulders of the runway are inspected, and any damage is repaired, before the aerodrome is opened for normal use.

2. The general duties of the Aerodrome Licence Holder, according to CAR 2011, Part 139.02.23, provides for the responsibility for aerodrome safety and security to be assumed by the License holder at all times as per international best practice.

3. There is no history of permanent damage, caused by such events, and it has been the SACAA’s experience that license holders adhere to safety requirements and ensure that the aerodrome is clean before re-opening it for air traffic.

4. The SACAA focusses its oversight on commercial and scheduled aerodromes, as guided by its risk assessments, and it would be costly to allocate resources to small non-commercial aerodromes in the absence of material risk.

Non-aviation events, such as drag racing, are hosted by the owners of small aerodromes, with no scheduled air traffic, in order to supplement their income to run the aerodromes.

12 May 2022 - NW1336

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether he intends to lower the costs associated with obtaining a skippers licence, considering that many fisherfolk are currently struggling to make ends meet due to the uncertainty regarding fishing permits, multiple administrative requirements and a difficult economic climate; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he intends to relax certain seaworthy requirements that may be deemed unnecessary in order to reduce costs for fisherfolk; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) received a 0% increase for the 2022-2023 financial year. All fees for Skipper Licences still the same as the 2021-2022 financial year and should assist fisher in the current economic climate. The 0% increase applies to all the services that the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) provide and include the cost of safety surveys for fishing vessels. Should an increase be approved, due consideration will be given to the impact that any increase may have on fishers.

2. The challenge with lowering the current safety standards will lead to unseaworthy ships going to sea, which will not only endanger fishers but also other users of the sea. Reducing the safety standards will lead to unnecessary deaths amongst fishers and in turn impact on the fishing communities when a bread winner is lost. It must be noted that unseaworthy vessels lead to expensive Search and Rescue operations due to the number and type of sea and air assets that need to be mobilised to rescue a casualty at sea. Lowering Safety Standards which is meant to save both people and property at sea, or prevent pollution of the marine environment is not the solution.

12 May 2022 - NW1461

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What was the total budget transfer for Bus Rapid Transport and/or Integrated Public Transport Network services for each of the 13 different cities over the past five financial years?

Reply:

INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORKS

PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORK GRANT TRANSFERS: 2017/18 -2021/22

(R’ Million)

Municipality

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

Totals

Buffalo City

56

95

234

-

-

385

Cape Town

999

1 046

1 311

1 069

949

5 374

Joburg

918

1 066

1 188

965

895

5 033

Tshwane

900

808

732

632

675

3 747

George

210

168

163

177

210

928

eThekwini

917

825

841

623

773

3 979

Mangaung

232

235

230

280

224

1 201

Rustenburg

314

396

219

164

214

1 307

Ekurhuleni

701

604

679

569

629

3 182

Mbombela

212

203

199

20

198

832

Polokwane

217

330

179

216

179

1 121

Nelson Mandela Bay

273

275

298

349

218

1 413

Msunduzi

210

199

195

134

12

750

Totals

6 159

6 250

6 468

5 198

5 176

29 252

12 May 2022 - NW1421

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)How does his department intend to work with all spheres of government to rebuild the transportation networks in KwaZulu-Natal, which have been washed away in the recent flooding in the province; (2) Whether his department will take the opportunity to make improvements to all transportation networks in the province with the view to enhance road safety and security and increase the road and network capacity; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the proposed plans?

Reply:

1. A Rapid Response Team has been established under the leadership of the Director-General of Department of Transport. The team includes representatives from SANRAL, PRASA, KwaZulu-Natal province and various affected local authorities.

2. The focus of emergency response is to re-establish operations along all affected transportation networks (road and rail) within shortest timeframe. Where the above re-establishment of operations requires improvements to enhance road safety and security and increase network capacity, these will be implemented within available budgets. At this stage cleaning up operations to open affected road networks and damage assessments are still in progress. Detailed plans for each affected locality to be developed based on nature and extent of damage.

 

12 May 2022 - NW1462

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What was the total budget amounts for road maintenance transferred to the SA National Road Agency Limited over the past 10 years in each province?

Reply:

The grant allocation transferred to SANRAL from the National Budget is for the declared national road network throughout South Africa, and not per province. This grant covers both capital and operational (maintenance) expenditure. The grant is then assigned to priorities as determined through the SANRAL Asset Management System based on 30-year life cycle modelling of expected future road performance that takes into consideration condition, traffic and climatic trends on each section of the network.

The total grant, capital and maintenance, transferred to SANRAL is summarised in the table below:

 

Financial Year

Amount (R’000)

2012/13

9 728 055

2013/14

10 497 184

2014/15

11 916 947

2015/16

12 542 488

2016/17

13 915 586

2017/18

15 944 823

2018/19

18 624 158

2019/20

21 177 224

2020/21

20 400 264

2021/22

21 621 212

12 May 2022 - NW1346

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Transport

Given that at present minibus taxis can be regarded as the backbone of public transport in South African towns and cities and noting that minibus taxi owners are struggling to obtain operating licences in the current supply and demand model being implemented by planning authorities, (a) does he intend to improve access to operating licences for the minibus taxi industry and (b) how does he intend to meet workers’ travel demands through the supply of operating licences?

Reply:

a) The issuance of the operating license function does not rest with the Minister of Transport. It is a function that falls within the competencies of the Provincial Regulatory Entities (PREs) and Planning Authorities, that is municipalities. Section 36(1) of the National Land Transport Act No. 5 of 2009 (the Act) requires all municipalities to prepare Integrated Transport Plans (ITP). Furthermore, the Act requires all applications for operating licences to be referred to municipalities for their comments and inputs as planning authorities. Municipalities must indicate whether there is a need for service on the route or routes or in the area or areas in terms of its integrated transport plans. If there is a need for such a service, the municipality can direct a PRE to proceed with granting an operating licence.

If a PRE based on the response from the planning authority does not support the issuance of an operating license, in most instances, it is as a result of oversaturation in a route, as determined through the ITP.

b) As indicated above, all applications for operating licences must be based on an ITP developed by a planning authorities. Integrated Transport Plans are data driven and evidence based and hence critical in informing the supply and demand model. An operator who is dissatisfied with the outcome of the application process for an operating license, they can appeal the decision of the PRE with the Transport Appeals Tribunal.

12 May 2022 - NW1463

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) total number of licences are currently being processed by the SA Civil Aviation Authority, (b) total number of licence applications are for (i) renewal and (ii) new licences in respect of each different category of licences and (c) is the average duration and/or turnaround time from receiving applications to issuing them?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(a) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) processes an average of 168 licences per day and approximately 3500 aeroplane and helicopter licenses per month. (b) For the month of April 2022 alone, a total of 97 licenses have been issued of which for (i) renewals only seventy (70) are for aeroplanes and three (3) are for helicopters (ii) whilst for first issue applications twenty-three (23) were for aeroplanes and one (1) is for helicopters.

(c) During Covid-19, all license applications are received electronically and the average duration and/or turnaround time from receiving applications to issuing them is 7-10 working days provided that all regulatory requirements are met. These times will be revised to 5-7 working days as things return to normal.

RECOMMENDATION

  1. It is recommended that the EA approves the reply, should he concur with its content.

MR ZAKHELE THWALA

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: CIVIL AVIATION

DATE:

MR MTHUNZI MADIYA

ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL

DATE:

DECISION

Reply approved/amended.

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA, MP

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

DATE:

Date: 15/02/2018

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QUESTION 1463 (QUESTION PAPER NO 14, 22 APRIL 2022) FOR WRITTEN REPLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Mr C H H Hunsinger (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What (a) total number of licences are currently being processed by the SA Civil Aviation Authority, (b) total number of licence applications are for (i) renewal and (ii) new licences in respect of each different category of licences and (c) is the average duration and/or turnaround time from receiving applications to issuing them? NW1781E

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  1. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) processes an average of 168 licences per day and approximately 3500 aeroplane and helicopter licenses per month. (b) For the month of April 2022 alone, a total of 97 licenses have been issued of which for (i) renewals only seventy (70) are for aeroplanes and three (3) are for helicopters (ii) whilst for first issue applications twenty-three (23) were for aeroplanes and one (1) is for helicopters. (c) During Covid-19, all license applications are received electronically and the average duration and/or turnaround time from receiving applications to issuing them is 7-10 working days provided that all regulatory requirements are met. These times will be revised to 5-7 working days as things return to normal.

MINISTER F.A. MBALULA, MP

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

12 May 2022 - NW1477

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the use of the Ladysmith Airport in KwaZulu-Natal for drag racing from 17 March 2022 to 20 March 2022, what are the details of (a) permissions given by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for the use of the airport, including the main runway for drag racing, (b) the conditions placed on the airport authority by the SACAA for the use of the airport for drag racing and (c) the SACAA notifications to aircraft (i) owners, (ii) pilots and (iii) airports regarding the closure of the airport?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

a) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) granted permission to the operator to conduct non-aviation operations in line with an application submitted to the SACAA as per the applicable regulations. (b) The approval granted was effective from 06h00 on 19 March to 00h00 on 21 March 2022. The operator was required to comply with a set of requirements before the approval was granted. The Operator was expected to comply with crowd control, communication, general safety and specific arrangements regarding the event (c) (i) (ii) (iii) The initial Notice to Airman (NOTAM) C0769/22 was issued on 15 March 2022 at 10h08 Local time for the 20th of March 2022 to close the Aerodrome from 06h00 to 18h00 Local time. The NOTAM was then cancelled and replaced with NOTAM C0801/22 which was issued on 18 March 2022 at 15h09 Local time for the period 19 March from 06h00 until 20 March 2022 at midnight as per the Promulgation of NOTAM request form CA 175-03 and Indemnity letter. Aerodrome closed for the period 19/03/2022 @ 06:00 till 20/03/2022 @ 23: 59.

12 May 2022 - NW1413

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Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether R102 Speranza Road in Malanganeni, Umdoni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal falls within the mandate of his department; if not, which sphere of government is responsible for the specified road; if so, by what date is it envisaged that a bridge will be built on R102 Speranza Road?

Reply:

No, this road does not fall under the mandate of SANRAL.

The Provincial KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has confirmed this is part of their road network and its named P2-2. The Province is aware of the sink hole that needs to be addressed as part of the exercise to repair the roads damaged from the recent floods that occurred in April 2022 and is in the process of the appointment of service providers to do remedial works for the various road infrastructure projects, including the above work.

12 May 2022 - NW1478

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With regard to the aircraft carrying 12 passengers that was unable to land on arrival at the Ladysmith Airport on 19 March 2022, what are the details of (a) the reasons that the aircraft was unable to land at the airport, (b) the action that has been taken against any SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) officials for failure to send out the requisite notices and (c) the compensation paid and/or payable to the owners and/or users of the aircraft for being unable to land at the airport and being forced to divert to a distant airport; (2) whether this incident was reported to the SACAA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA))

1. (a) the aircraft carrying 12 passengers was unable to land on arrival at the Ladysmith Airport on 19 March 2022 because the airport was closed as per the NOTAM which stated that the airport will be closed for the period 19/03/2022 @ 06:00 till 20/03/2022 @ 23: 59 (b) No action has been taken against any SACAA official because the NOTAM was published and the following is the history of the NOTAM: The initial NOTAM C0769/22 was issued on 15 March 2022 at 10h08 Local time for the 20th of March 2022 to close the Aerodrome from 06h00 to 18h00 Local time. The NOTAM was then cancelled and replaced with NOTAM C0801/22 which was issued on 18 March 2022 at 15h09 Local time for the period 19 March from 06h00 until 20 March 2022 at midnight as per the Promulgation of NOTAM request form CA 175-03 and Indemnity letter. (c) no compensation is due to the owners and/or users of the aircraft for being unable to land at the airport.

2. The incident was not reported to the SACAA.

06 May 2022 - NW1167

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

What number of economic sabotage cases has his department discovered, which were executed by (a) individual persons and (b) organised crime syndicates with regard to the damage and/or vandalism of train stations and/or rail infrastructure?

Reply:

There are no crimes classified as economic sabotage. The Crime Administration System (CAS) of the South African Police Service (SAPS) has no crime category called Economic Sabotage. All crimes are categorized under Criminal Matters Amendment Act, No. 18 of 2015, which has introduced a new offence that deals with all Essential Infrastructure related crimes to underscore the seriousness of the crime committed. Section 3(1) of the Amendment Act creates a new offence (not catered for in the Second-hand Goods Act 2009) in terms of which:

1. …any person is guilty of an offence it he unlawfully and intentionally

(a) tampers with, damages or destroys essential infrastructure; or

(b) colludes with or assists another person in the commission, performance or carrying out of activity referred to in paragraph (a), and who knows of ought reasonable to have known or suspected that it is essential infrastructure, is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a period of imprisonment no exceeding 30 years or, in the case of a corporate body as contemplated in section 332(2) of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, a fine not exceeding R100 million.

All criminal incidents of this nature are reported to SAPS who process the information/matters in terms of their own internal protocols.

06 May 2022 - NW1260

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

What number of claims against the Road Accident Fund (a) have been recorded from 1 January 2015 to date, (b) have been paid in the specified period in each province and (c) are still outstanding?

Reply:

The number of claims (personal claims and supplier claims combined) against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) registered from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2022 is 1,571,647, (b) in the specified period a total of 1,034,930 (66%) claims have been paid (capital); payment has been requested but has not yet been paid (RNYP) in respect of 10,184 (0.6%) claims; 197,180 (12.5%) claims were repudiated; 48,429 (3.1%) claims were flagged as duplicate claims and, or, objected to; 3,418 (0.2%) claims were finalised without a capital payment; and 1,840 (0.1%) claims were finalised with undertaking certificates but with no capital paid to date; which claim statistics is broken down per RAF regional office as follows:

(c) and 275,666 (17.5%) claims remain on an open claims status with no capital paid or requested to date.

06 May 2022 - NW1280

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the offshore bunkering operation in Algoa Bay, what (a) number of (i) litres of oil have been spilled since the operation commenced, (ii) ships have docked alongside the bunkering ship since the operation commenced and (iii) people are directly employed as a result of the bunkering operation, (b) are the total (i) fines issued and (ii) costs recovered in terms of the Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act 6 of 1981, and (c) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

With reference to:

(a) number of

(i) Litres: Between 1000 to 1200 litres of oil have been spilled from 3 oil spills, out of a total 6.8 billion litres of oil transferred, since the operations commenced in 2016.

(ii) Ships have docked alongside the bunkering ship since the operation commenced: A total of 6191 ships have conducted bunkering operations in Algoa Bay since 2016.

(iii) People are directly employed as a result of the bunkering operation:

a.There are three (3) Barge operators employing a total of 119 seafarers of which 9 are South African seafarers and the remainder foreign seafarers, on oil tankers;

b. Off Port Limit Operators (OPL) have grown from 5 to 9 operators, employing 32 South African office staff;

c. OPL boats servicing the bunker calling ships, grew from 5 to 16 offshore launches, employing 44 South African crew;

d. Ship Agents have grown from 16 to 25 Ship Agents;

e. Ship Chandlers have grown from 2 to 6 Ship Chandlers providing stores, spares and victuals to bunker calling ships; and

f. Diving Companies have grown from 1 to 4 Dive companies.

(b) are the total

(i) Fines issued: A total of R 1 880 000 in Admissions of Contravention (Fines) was issued for the 3 oil spills as reported.

(ii) Costs recovered in terms of the Marine Pollution: All costs with respect to oil spills are covered by the vessel owners’ insurers as prescribed by the Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act 6 of 1981.

and (c) are the further relevant details?

(i) Only 1 out of the 3 oil tankers used for bunkering are registered on the South African flag – It has been indicated that this is due to the South African shipping tax regime currently in place which makes the local SA flag unattractive to ship owners;

(ii) Some 13 158 seafarers have transited in Algoa Bay from ships calling for bunkers, indirectly benefitting the local maritime industry and tourism through hotel stays, airport transfers, air travel, local retail and entertainment industry and contributing to the local economy;

(iii) Bunker calling ships also receive spares and stores while in Algoa Bay;

(iv) Specialised OEM marine spares are airfreighted to South Africa, benefitting the local freight industry;

(v) Ship technical repairs are also completed onboard while these ships are in Algoa Bay using local marine companies and technicians;

(vi) Two (2) additional South African operators have expressed interest to commence with bunkering operations in Algoa Bay, however the local moratorium have prevented these companies from starting operations;

(vii) LNG Operators have expressed interest in conducting LNG ship to ship transfers offshore in Algoa Bay.

06 May 2022 - NW1239

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Transport

What plans have been put in place by his department to repair the N12 in Klerksdorp, especially in the central business district, which is filled with potholes?

Reply:

The N12 section, which runs through the central business district of Klerksdorp and various other towns, are under the jurisdiction of the North-West Province. It has now been agreed between the Department of Transport, North-West Province and SANRAL that in the short-term SANRAL will be appointed by the North-West Province as the Implementing Agent to address the condition of the N12, including through Klerksdorp. SANRAL has completed a condition assessment of the affected N12 sections, identified the repair work required and is finalising arrangements to start with the required works within the next 2 weeks.

It has further been agreed that over the medium-term these remaining parts of the N12, within towns, including Klerksdorp, will be transferred to SANRAL as national roads.

06 May 2022 - NW1238

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Transport

What measures has his department taken to ensure that it regularly maintains the road which connects Wolmaransstad and Schweizer-Reneke and that potholes are fixed?

Reply:

The North West Department of Public Works and Roads has appointed two contractors for the repair works. The one contractor has started works from Schweizer-Reneke side and the other one has started works from Wolmaransstad side.

06 May 2022 - NW1227

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Marais, Ms P to ask the Minister of Transport

Following the widely reported incidences of taxi violence in the Western Cape which took place in 2021, what steps has his department taken to ensure that the taxi industry in the province resolves its grievances through peaceful means?

Reply:

The following steps were undertaken by the Minister of Transport, Mr Mbalula and the MEC Mitchell, Department of Roads and Transport to ensure that the taxi industry in the province resolves its grievances through peaceful means:

1. An Agreement between Cape Organisation for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) was signed after both parties met with the Minister and the MEC. Both parties pledged to cooperate and resolve their grievances through peaceful means. The signed Agreement included the following:

a) That all legal Operating License holders for routes should be allowed to operate the routes authorised by their license without any disturbances;

b) All routes will be monitored and action will be taken against associations and individual operating license holders who are in breach of the instruction;

c) Affected municipalities would be requested to place a moratorium on the issuance of new operating licenses and applications for additional authorities on all affected routes whilst also rationalising the services;

d) Where there is a need for additional services, operating licenses will be apportioned in accordance with the arbitration award;

e) The Department of Transport and Public Works will meet with the arbitrator to expedite the arbitration process and to issue an award within the shortest possible timeframe;

f) The Registrar’s Office will continue with the section 7(A)(20) inquiry to deal with the possible violations of the Code of Conduct and Standard Constitution and to deal with the issue of floor crossing as well as to determine if the affected associations are still properly constituted in terms of applicable legal prescripts. The Registrar’s Office will make recommendations to the PRE in respect of actions against affected operated operating license holders;

g) All affected routes operated by two associations will be closed for all minibus-taxi operations for a period to be determined by the MEC and the affected operating licenses will be suspended using the provisions of section 91 of the National Land Transport Act (NLTA) in the event of any further acts of violence.

h) Any other taxi associations found to be involved in or promoting violence will similarly be suspended or deregistered by following the prescribed processes;

i) Any associations that henceforth affiliates to a region or so called “mother body” outside of its geographical will be suspended by the Registrar’s Office in line with the SANTACO National Constitution;

j) The Department of Transport and Public Works will request the SAPS to open an inquiry in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act to investigate the on-going violence and to prioritise reported cases;

k) Law enforcement capacity and deployment will be reviewed and strengthened in the affected areas to ensure enforcement of all laws without fear or favour;

l) Any allegations of corrupt activities or clear acts of favouritism on the part of law enforcement or regulatory officials will be investigated based on evidence submitted by complainants.

 

06 May 2022 - NW1212

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, with regard to Operation Ziveze and his statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 22 March 2022, that the operation had uncovered 3 000 ghost workers receiving salaries in the system at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, the specified list had been sent to the Department of Public Service and Administration to investigation to investigate if any of the ghost workers are employed elsewhere in the Public Service; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) on what date was the chief financial officer instructed to stop payments to the ghost workers; (3) what steps have been implemented by his department to recover the salaries and/or monies from the various bank accounts of the recipients?

Reply:

(1) The final list of ghost workers has not been sent to the Department of Public Service and Administration yet, due to internal processes not yet finalised. The processes include verifying when the individual was loaded on to the payroll system, the bank account used and who loaded the individual on the system.

PRASA is still in a process of auditing and confirming the unidentified individuals.

(2) The Group Chief Financial Officer has not been instructed to lock the salaries yet until the verification process by internal audit has been completed. This is to protect the credibility of the process by ensuring that the company does not close salaries of active employees who are on duly authorised absence from work, i.e. on leave, sick leave (short/long term), suspension, maternity leave and employees working outside the cities.

The organisation is following the authorizations and other details on the system before blocking access, consequence managing and reporting this matter to the law enforcement agencies and other state agencies for further interventions.

(3) There are planned processes, dependent on the internal audit process being finalised. Only then will other processes of locking salaries, reporting to SIU/Hawks to attach and recover on behalf of PRASA commence.

21 April 2022 - NW1174

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) are the reasons that it takes the online system more than 30 days to confirm appointment for the renewal of driving licences in Gauteng and (b) measures has he put in place to ensure that the efficiency of this system is improved?

Reply:

The Queue campaign is only applicable to Gauteng and can be used by the public to register to be allocated a slot at their preferred DLTCs instead of visiting the website repeatedly to check for slot availability. The 30 days is the maximum period. The average time to allocate a slot is 7-14 days.

In the event where the public needs an urgent booking, the online system allows for direct bookings at any DLTCs with availability.

b) The major constraint of the booking system is the lack of capacity at traditional DLTCs. The Minister launched 2 DLTCs that operate 7 days a week from 7 to 9pm which has increased available capacity by 50%.

21 April 2022 - NW893

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) is the total number of incidents of (i) sexual harassment and (ii) sexual assault that were reported in his department (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2021, (b) number of cases (i) were opened and concluded, (ii) were withdrawn and (iii) remain open or pending based on the incidents and (c) sanctions were meted out against each person who was found guilty?

Reply:

(a)

(i) The National Department of Transport has recorded one sexual harassment case.

The perpetrator is alleged to have on several occasions made unwelcome and in appropriate sexual remarks to his supervisor by means of Cell phones SMS. The Victim, Supervisor alleged that she warned the perpetrator of her discomfort of the remarks made by the perpetrator and the perpetrator did not stop sending inappropriate SMS remarks. The victim then reported the perpetrator to the employer.

The employee is placed on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of the matter. The hearing was set down on the 10th of March 2022, however, it was postponed due to unavailability of the Union Representative.

The hearing will proceed on 08 April 2022 for hearing.

(ii) The total number of recorded sexual assault is Nil

(aa) Nil

(bb) One

(b) (i) Nil (ii) Nil (iii) One

(c) Nil

21 April 2022 - NW902

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, with regard to a series of media reports, Werksmans Attorneys are no longer representing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in the appeal matter against Siyangena Technologies; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what alternative arrangements have been made; (2) whether the PRASA Board Chairperson, Mr Leonard Ramatlakane, is facilitating settlement talks; if so, what (a) is the motivation for the settlement, in light of the fact that a court of law has already found in favour of PRASA and the Supreme Court of Appeal is likely to do so again and (b) new evidence has come to light that could possibly be motivating PRASA’s change of position on this matter?

Reply:

(1) Werkmans Attorneys are not representing PRASA in the Siyangena Technologies matter. PRASA received a formal notification from Werkmans Attorneys that it took a business decision to withdraw from representing PRASA in all legal matters it was handling on behalf of PRASA. It further informed PRASA that they will hand over all the files of PRASA and will release them as they get paid. PRASA has been paying Werkmans Attorneys since the correspondence. Werkmans Attorneys, like other creditors, are owed by PRASA and based on PRASA’s cashflow, will continue to pay what is outstanding. PRASA has a panel of attorneys from which a law firm has been identified to represent PRASA in the matter.

With regards to the Siyangena Technologies matter which is serving at the Supreme Court of Appeal, both parties to the litigation have already submitted their papers and PRASA is not prejudiced by the withdrawal of Werkmans Attorneys. The new law firm has been furnished with the files and papers for the case.

(2) The PRASA Board Chairperson is not facilitating settlement talks. The matter is still before the Supreme Court of Appeal.

(a) The High Court in North Gauteng, in their judgement, explicitly states that whilst the contract was deemed irregular, PRASA and Siyangena Technologies needed to determine the compensation value of the work and once same is reached, this should also be made an order of the court.

  • Despite the above, Siyangena Technologies appealed the decision.
  • Whilst the appeal remains pending, Siyangena Technologies wrote to PRASA, reminding them of the outcomes of the court on the determination exercise and reminded PRASA of this outstanding matter, hence the letter to the Chairperson of the Board.
  • The Chairperson of the Board correctly referred the matter to the Group CEO to engage with it and advise the Board, hence the meeting by PRASA management with Siyangena Technologies.
  • At the meeting Siyangena Technologies, over and above the issue of determination, proposed consideration for a discussion on the possible resolution on the matter outside litigation.

(b) PRASA is not aware of any new evidence.

21 April 2022 - NW1025

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the rail network that has grinded to a halt in the Eastern Cape, with carriages having been standing idle since 7 January 2022 and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa citing operational challenges such as theft and vandalism as the reason, and given that a similar situation persists in Cape Town in the Western Cape where trains are also standing still following the problems caused by power-cuts to a major power sub-station, what has his department done to mitigate the effects of the failing rail infrastructure on business operations; (2) whether his department has intervened with a solid action plan to secure power supply to ensure that trains continue operating in spite of power cuts; if not, why not; if so, what are the full, relevant details?

Reply:

1. Eastern Cape Region - The rail infrastructure in the Eastern Cape is owned and protected by Transnet and as such PRASA utilises this infrastructure by agreement with Transnet. The East London rail corridor cannot be operated using PRASA owned electrical locomotives as the Overhead Electrical Traction power is not available due to vandalism and theft.

PRASA continues to engage with Transnet on recovering and rehabilitating the network. In addition, PRASA is in process of temporary leasing diesel locomotives from the market while pursuing long-term solution to acquire shunting diesel locomotives to mitigate the risk of Transnet locomotives withdrawal and leasing arrangements. The engagement has been escalated to the level of the CEOs at both organisations.

Western Cape Region - On 8 March 2022 an ESKOM Traction substation supplying power for the running of Trains in Cape Town in Western Cape was vandalised resulting in the interruption of train service in Cape Town. Eskom responded and repaired damaged equipment and cables and the power supply was restored the following day, on 9 March 2022. PRASA, working in collaboration with ESKOM, has since deployed additional security personnel to guard this important power supply node (and other vulnerable hotspots) for the trains in the Western Cape.

(2) Eastern Cape Region - PRASA is intervening with a number of options, the short term being to hire diesel locomotives fit for this purpose to operate both the East London and Gqeberha corridors. In the long term, as part of its initial rolling stock procurement program, PRASA is planning to provide the Eastern Cape with the new fleet of trains as an integral part of its overall rolling stock replacement program.

Western Cape Region - PRASA, ESKOM and TRANSNET have set up Security Response actions as a means to bring better collaboration and resources to secure the SOEs infrastructure against vandalism.

PRASA has further deployed security in the network to safeguard critical installations, substations, relay rooms and hotspots areas.

There is a process underway for substations and relay rooms to be installed with “target hardening army spec” security fencing, CCTV surveillance and alarm systems for intruder detection.

21 April 2022 - NW1026

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Following the recent operational issues at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), in respect of which the United National Transport Union has noted a few concerns and chief among them being that commuters bear the brunt of the inconsistencies and inactivity of trains, (a) what (i) are the reasons that PRASA has not paid Transnet for the diesel locomotives and (ii) amount has been allocated to boost security on trains and train stations and (b) how has his department intervened at PRASA to ensure that the staff is not unduly affected by the issues with trains being inoperative?

Reply:

(a) (i) PRASA was paying for the locomotives through a separate agreement from the main agreements. However, Transnet chose to withdraw the locomotives as a result of the R2,3 billion in operational debt owed to it by PRASA. This is therefore Transnet’s choice to disable passenger rail with the withdrawal of these locomotives. The reason for the large outstanding balance due to Transnet is as a result of the inequitable split of assets and incorrect funding model at the original separation of the two entities. The separation saw Transnet charging PRASA along commercial lines whilst its funding model did not cater for this arrangement, resulting in a large underfunding of passenger rail.

(ii) A special allocation of R900 million was provided by National Treasury to assist with security over and above the general security budget of R1,1 billion allocated to PRASA. Although all of this special allocation was expected to be spent on further securing passengers and stations, R500 million of this had to be spent on asset protection during the riots and for the validity period of the Hlope judgement, none of which was budgeted for or expected. The balance of R400 million in addition to the general security budget is being used to protect passengers and assets.

(b) PRASA continues to pay its staff during the period of the pandemic and resulted in PRASA being in a far better position to continue working harder on its mandate towards bring the ten (10) corridors into operations.

21 April 2022 - NW1160

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What total amount has been paid by his department to municipalities for the purpose of establishing and operating bus rapid transit (BRT) infrastructure and services since the inception of the grant funding; (2) (a) which municipalities have received such support and (b) what amount has each municipality received to date; (3) to what extent has each of the municipalities concerned been able to establish fully operational BRT services?

Reply:

1) A total of R 71, 307 billion was a consolidated amount allocated to municipalities participating in the PTNG programme from the financial year 2008/09 to the current 2021/22 up to March 2022.

It should be noted that since inception and up to 2010/11 the grant allocations amounting to R 9, 033 billion were initially expended on preparations for the 2009 Confederations Cup and World Cup 2010 projects.

2) The table below indicates the names of municipalities(a) and amount disbursed to each municipality to date (b).

3. The Department is promoting an incremental approach when implementing this programme, not a wall-to-wall network approach. To date, 6 municipalities are operating their pilot phases of Integrated Public Transport Networks and planning expansion to other areas. These municipalities are the Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, George, and Nelson Mandela Bay.

The other 4 municipalities are at an advanced stage in launching their pilot phases. These are Polokwane, Mangaung, Rustenburg and eThekwini. It should be noted that 3 municipalities were suspended from the programme for 3 years. These are Msunduzi, Mbombela, and Buffalo City. The Department together with National Treasury is finalising the readmission criteria for the suspended municipalities.

19 April 2022 - NW1171

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

Whether his department has any plans to promote collaboration with different arts and cultural organisations to guide and mentor them on issues of investments and development in order to sustain their wellbeing; if not, what are the challenges in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, my Department has plans to promote collaboration with different arts and culture organisations. One such, being the Debut Programme, an initiative of the Department in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA (NPC), with over one hundred and sixty (160) private sector/corporate members.

BASA's purpose is to attract corporate sector investment, through financial or in-kind support of the arts and culture organizations, as well as individual artists, within South Africa

It seeks to develop emerging artists from rural and peri-urban communities towards launching their creative business ventures. The Programme provides them with knowledge, skills, funding, networking opportunities and mentoring support, and helps them leverage their artistic talent into agile, sustainable, and profitable enterprises.

Since its inception in July 2017, one hundred and forty-two (142) participants, graduated from the programme. Most of the participants identified as African, the majority are identified as male, and most (42.4%) were aged between 25 and 29.

One hundred and twenty (120) participants also launched their businesses online and have officially opened for business, which demonstrates the investment that the department has done through this incubator programme.

05 April 2022 - NW785

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, with reference to the Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in Port Elizabeth, the Airports Company South Africa has (a) completed the review of the precinct plan announced in the 2018-19 financial year and (b) developed a plan to upgrade the airport infrastructure to increase capacity; if not, why not; if so, what are the (i) relevant details of the plan, including dates of commencement and completion, (ii) relevant details of the successes achieved as a result of the Airport Airlift Project and (iii) any further, relevant details?

Reply:

“Whether, with reference to the Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in Port Elizabeth, the Airports Company South Africa has:

a) completed the review of the precinct plan announced in the 2018-19 financial year;

Yes

b) developed a plan to upgrade the airport infrastructure to increase capacity; if not, why not; if so, what are they?

No. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic impact, passenger traffic demand declined with more than 80% over the entire ACSA airport system. Passenger traffic at Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport decreased from approximately 1.7 million passengers in the 2019/2020 FY to approximately 400 000 passengers in the 2020/21 FY. As a result of low traffic volumes and ACSA’s financial position (-R2.6 billion loss in 2020/21) it was decided to suspend all capacity projects, including the Development Plans for Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport. The business strategy was refocused on critical refurbishments and replacements and, all capacity projects had to be deferred. ACSA continues to monitor traffic and intends to re-initiate capacity projects of this nature in line with passenger demand.(i) relevant details of the plan, including dates of commencement and completion, See Sections 2-4, for the approach, capacity projects, and detailed process followed.

1. Background and Context

The development of Airports in the ACSA group is guided by a hierarchy of plans at a macro and micro level. At a macro level, development is guided by the Airport Master Plans followed by Precinct Plans, where precinct plans focus on specific areas or precincts as identified in the Airport Master Plan, e.g., terminal precinct, cargo precinct. etc. On a micro level, development plans focus on a specific infrastructure, e.g., passenger terminal, parking area, etc., within a specific precinct.

For the purpose of this response, the focus will be placed on the Landside Terminal Precinct Plan and the Development Plans for Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport. The Precinct Plans do not identify specific infrastructure projects to increase capacity, but the Development Plans respond directly to interventions to increase capacity in line with traffic demand.

The Airports Company South Africa commenced with the development of a Landside Terminal Precinct Plan/Urban Design Framework for Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport in the 2019/20 financial year and successfully completed the Precinct Plan in the 2020/21 financial year. The study area for the Precinct Plan consists of the landside terminal precinct area as identified in the Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport Master Plan.

The primary focus of the Precinct Plan was to ensure clear linkages of the precinct with the land uses in the airport’s adjoining and surrounding areas to create a fully integrated precinct in the urban context.

The main purpose of the Precinct Plan is to determine sustainable land use and to define a development strategy, based on the commercial development potential of the airport property that is not required for core aviation uses. This is in accordance with ACSA’s strategic objective of generating non-regulated revenue/non-aeronautical revenue.

The process to arrive at the Precinct Plan consisted of the following phases, each with associated deliverables:

  • Phase 1: Inception / Scoping Report
  • Phase 2: Data Collection and Consolidation
  • Phase 3: Future Conceptualisation and Objectives
  • Phase 4: Conceptual Design Framework
  • Phase 5: Final Precinct Plan / Framework

2. Development Plans - Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport

Two major projects for Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport were planned to commence during the 2019 to 2023 Permission Period i.e., Terminal Re-development and Landside Parking. The details of these projects or developments at the time (pre-Covid-19) are indicated below:

Project Name:

terminal Development

PrOJECT CATEGORY

New Capacity

Project Motivation

The terminal was last renovated in 2009. The renovations took the overall capacity of the terminal to 2 Million Annual Passengers (MAP) with limitations on the departure lounge, concourses, and queuing areas. The 2 MAP overall capacity was expected to be reached by 2019.

Project Scope/Description

The cost estimate of R 10 million at this stage only consisted of initial fees to initiate design development. Construction or implementation of the development was not included in the estimated cost. The fees were also to be utilised to finalise scoping.

It was envisaged that the eventual terminal development will entail the demolition of a part of the existing terminal and reconstruction of a new building on the existing site. The new building was to have double the footprint of the existing terminal. Passenger loading bridges were to be introduced.

PROJECT BENEFITS

This terminal development project was targeted at addressing the current constraints at the time and to provide additional capacity to meet future demand. Benefits included improvement of the ASQ score for the airport along with the IATA Levels of Service (LOS). An additional 2 MAP capacity was also anticipated.

ASSOCIATED Opex/NON-AERO REVENUE

This was going to be determined once the scope was finalised and it was going to be realised once the development of the terminal was complete.

Project Cost

The full project cost was estimated at R 1,2 billion, however only R 10 million was required for this Permssion period to commence with the intial design development.

PrOJECT TIMELINES

The design was to commence in 2023. The terminal development was estimated to be completed by 2026.

Project Name:

PARKING

PrOJECT CATEGORY

New Capacity

Project Motivation

The demand for car rental bays was expected to exceed the current allocation. The airport has sufficient bays to meet the overall demand, however, the allocation between car rental and public parking needed to be re-assigned.

Project Scope/Description

This project entails re-organising and optimising the existing parking. The boundary between car rental and public parking was to be relocated, with parking re-assigned between car rental and public parking. The ingress and egress layout were intended to be re-organised in-line with the parking reassignment.

PROJECT BENEFITS

This project was aimed at improving utilisation of the existing parking facilities and to optimise utilisation of the landside.

ASSOCIATED Opex/NON-AERO REVENUE

Parking revenues were to be generated for the reallocation of public and car rental bays.

Project Cost

The project was estimated to cost R 17 million.

PrOJECT TIMELINES

The project was planned for completion in 2022.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic impact, passenger traffic demand declined with more than 80% over the entire ACSA airport system. Passenger traffic at Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport decreased from approximately 1.7 million passengers in the 2019/2020 FY to approximately 400 000 passengers in the 2020/21 FY. As a result of low traffic volumes and ACSA’s financial position (-R2.6 billion loss in 2020/21) it was decided to suspend all capacity projects including the Development Plans for Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport mentioned above. The business strategy was focussed on critical refurbishments and replacements, therefore, all capacity projects had to be deferred. ACSA continues to monitor traffic and intends to re-initiate capacity projects of this nature in line with passenger demand.

(ii) relevant details of the successes achieved as a result of the Airport Airlift Project;

(iii) any further, relevant details?”

3. Airport Airlift Project

The Nelson Mandela Bay Airlift project is a collaboration between Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Airports Company of South Africa, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

The main objective of the project is to increase the number of tourists to Gqeberha, to stimulate economic growth for the city and region.

The key strategic pillars for the project are:

  • Improving airlift – by partnering with airlines to develop new air routes whilst maintaining and expanding existing routes at Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport.
  • Collaborative destination marketing – to create/stimulate demand and drive inbound tourist arrivals into the city and region.

Other objectives are to:

  • increase our market share of tourists.
  • inspire travellers and change perceptions regarding Nelson Mandela Bay.
  • increase awareness and positivity for the destination.
  • increase searches and engagement on our destination marketing channels.

Progress to date:

  • The development of an Airline Incentive Framework/Policy, which has been included in the City’s Investment Incentive Policy. An incentive programme is vital to mitigate the risk in the early stages of a new airline operation and thereby ensuring the sustainability of route development opportunities.
  • Partnership with Mango Airlines to increase airlift between Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport and Lanseria in 2019.
  • Partnership with Cemair to develop direct routes between Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport to Braam Fischer International Airport and King Phalo Airport.
  • Development of a route pipeline, with targeted routes earmarked for development.

05 April 2022 - NW782

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether he has been informed of any assessment conducted by the Financial and Fiscal Commission on the capability of (a) municipalities and/or (b) other organs of the State to implement the provisions of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, Act 4 of 2019; if not, will he request such an assessment to be done; if so, what (i) are the details of the assessment, (ii) are the findings of the specified assessment and (iii) is his response to the assessment?

Reply:

1. (a) No

(b) No

The Minister of Transport will not ask for the capability assessment to be conducted;

(i) N/A

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A