Questions and Replies

19 July 2018 - NW1711

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

1. What total amount of land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him in each province is (a) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land. 2. How much of the land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him has been leased out for private use and (b) what is the (i) rand value of each lease and (ii) (aa) location and (bb) size of each piece of land

Reply:

  • The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) does not own land but administers the land on behalf of the Department of Public Works to preserve the land’s agricultural potential. (Attached is table with detailed information – annexure 1).
  • ARC is an Entity that owns land reporting to the Ministers (attached as annexure 2).
  • All the farms are leased for private use. (Attached is table with detailed information as annexure 2).

19 July 2018 - NW2127

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) cases of (i) sexual assault and (ii) rape in (aa) busses and (bb) trains have been reported in each province (aaa) in each of the past four financial years and (bbb) since 1 April 2018 and (b) these investigations have resulted in convictions?

Reply:

Find here: (a)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb )(aaa)

19 July 2018 - NW1614

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

With reference to the identification of R 7,4 billion worth of unutilised properties for disposal or letting in his department’s Budget Vote speech delivered on 15 May 2018, what are the details of the properties identified for (a) disposal and (b) letting in each case?

Reply:

In my speech that I delivered on 15 Mat 2018, on the occasion of the National Assembly Budget Vote Debate, Vote 11, I stated as follows:

“We have identified unutilised properties with a deemed value of R7.4 billion – for disposal or letting out. Appropriate properties will be advertised on open tender culminating in a National Property Marketing and Investment Conference to be held within the next 6 months.”

The Department of Public Works is currently in the process of categorising unutilised properties into two lists: one for permanent disposal and the other for letting out, in order to generate revenue. Properties that are surplus to the needs of Government, shall be used to generate revenue and such will be advertised on an open tender basis.

19 July 2018 - NW1839

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

 

(i)2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

(ii) Since 1 April 2018

a) Spouse

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

b) Family

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

2015/16

(aa) Name

(bb) (aaa)

Purpose

(bbb)

Destination

(cc) (aaa)

Total Cost

(bbb) detailed breakdown of cost

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to ITB Berlin and meeting with SA Tourism in Milan

Milan and Germany

R40 105.00 – trip was part funded by Minister’s voyager miles. Initial cost was R86 219.39.

Air ticket

R39 040.00

(Quote: R85154.39)

Insurance:

R400.00

Service Fee:

R665.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to lead the SA delegation to the 5th Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles

R17 954.00

Air ticket

R17 329.00

Service Fee:

R625.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to the UNWTO General Assembly.

Colombia

R85 446.72

Air Ticket:

R84 396.72

Insurance:

R500.00

Service Fee:

R550.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to the ITBM world expo and meeting with Trade and Business in Portugal

Spain and Portugal

R 165 483.72

Air tickets:

R 164 208.72

Insurance:

R 500.00

Service Fees:

R 775.00

(ii) Since April 2018

(aa) Name

(bb) (aaa)

Purpose

(bbb)

Destination

(cc) (aaa)

Total Cost

(bbb) detailed breakdown of cost

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to participate at the 8th meeting of the G20 Tourism Ministers (UNWTO) and to attend World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit

Argentina

R 76 817.68

Air Ticket:

R75 812.68

Insurance:

R 490.00

Service Fee:

R515.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to Abuja to participate in the 61st UNWTO CAF Meeting

Nigeria

Nil – Minister spouse paid for her own trip

N / A

2) Yes, the President approved all the trips

18 July 2018 - NW2181

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) has she found to be the hindrance for the SA Council for Educators (SACE) with regard to access to and use of the National Register for Sex Offenders to vet teachers and (b) steps has her department taken to ensure that SACE is given access to the specified register and utilises it to vet teachers?

Reply:

 

SACE RESPONSE:

a) SACE can access the National Register for Sexual Offenders directly. However, the register is not usable currently as it stands.

b) In order to have the seamless processes between the employer organisations (9 Provincial Education Departments, School Governing Bodies, and Independent Schools) and SACE a professional Council in terms of section 46 and 47 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) as amended the Director-General in the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has facilitated a process of engagements between SACE, DBE and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD).

Subsequently, a Deputy Director-General in the (DoJ&CD) has been assigned a responsibility to work collaboratively with SACE and the DBE in facilitating the process of screening the registration applicants against the National Register on Sexual Offenses once it is usable.

18 July 2018 - NW2120

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether the SA Council for Educators check court records as part of the vetting process for the teachers’ roll; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

SACE RESPONSE:

No, because the South African Council for Educators (SACE) does not have a Mandate to go into court records.

18 July 2018 - NW2148

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether the research report on land claim KRP 10251 of N R Ramaselela of Bakgaga Ba Maupa community of Mopani District Municipality in Limpopo has been completed; if not, why not; if so, why has it not been (a) released and (b) given to the community?

Reply:

Yes.

a) The research has been completed; the main claimant is refusing to meet the Commission to receive the report until he has consulted his attorney.

b) The research report is readily available waiting for the claimant to consult their attorneys.

18 July 2018 - NW2109

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)(a) What is the status of the appointment of the medical technologist at 1 Military Hospital which had to be concluded by 31 January 2017, (b) why was the approach that was adopted by 2 Military Hospital not considered and followed by 1 Military Hospital in this regard and (c) what additional cost has been incurred due to the delay in appointing the medical technologist; (2) what is the status of the Laboratory and Radiological Departments at 1 Military Hospital?

Reply:

(1)(a) The medical technologist has been appointed. The contract is with effect from 1 July 2018. Consultations between Techtura, who is the principal agent, and 1 Military Hospital, who is the end-user, will commence on 1 July 2018.

(b) The project at 2 Military Hospital fell under the Department of Public Works, and the tender to appoint the contractor (principal agent) included the procurement and installation of all major medical equipment under one contract. The project at 1 Military Hospital is being carried out by the Defence Works Formation. Therefore a separate tender process had to be embarked upon to procure the services of the medical technologist.

(c) Additional costs are that of cost escalation due to the delay in appointing the medical technologist, as well as inflationary costs and the cost of continued outsourcing over the month/years of delay in commencing with the project.

(2) The Laboratory Department at 1 Military Hospital is functional.

The Radiology Department at 1 Military Hospital is not fully functional due the delay in the completion of the refurbishment. Highly-specialised main medical equipment such as the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, the computerised tomography (CT) scanner, the catheterisation laboratory and bigger X-ray machines cannot be installed in temporary areas. These highly specialised investigations are outsourced. Investigations with normal X-ray equipment, portable X-ray equipment and ultrasound equipment are functional and are performed in the hospital.

18 July 2018 - NW2121

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 1347 on 23 May 2018, (a) on what specific date did the SA Council of Educators (SACE) write to the Directors-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to request access to the National Register of Sex Offenders, (b) why did SACE not do so before the specified date as the register was established in 2007, (c) what was the response of the Directors-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and (d) what number of teaching licences have been issued by SACE since the register was created, without checking the prospective teacher against the register as required by law of licensing authorities?

Reply:

SACE RESPONSE:

(a) This has been done through the Director-General of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in a letter dated the 07th December 2017, in order to have seamless processes between the employer organisations (9 Provincial Education Departments, School Governing Bodies, and Independent Schools) and SACE a professional Council in terms of section 46 and 47 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) as amended.

(b) The issue of screening the Registration Applicants against the National Register of Sexual Offenses is not explicit in the SACE Act. Hence SACE focused largely on registering the educators against the set Council approved criteria at the time.

With the ongoing clarification of the registration processes in relation to the Sexual Offenses Act, corrective measures and most importantly processes are being put in place. Hence the engagements between SACE, Department of Basic Education and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; putting systems into place internally, and ensuring key messages and implementation processes, on this matter, are advocated and communicated broadly to all the teachers and stakeholders.

(c) A Deputy Director-General in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Department has been assigned a responsibility to work collaboratively with SACE and the Department of Basic Education in facilitating the process of screening the registration applicants against the National Register on Sexual Offenses.

(d) SACE deals with the registration of teachers and has therefore registered 305 087 teachers since July 2008 when the National Register became effective.

18 July 2018 - NW2122

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Basic Education

With reference to her reply to question 1347 on 23 May 2018, (a)(i) on what specific date did the SA Council of Educators (SACE) initiate discussions with the Department of Social Development to gain access to the Child Protection Register and (ii) what progress has been made in this regard and (b) why did SACE not initiate discussions before the specified date as the Register was established in 2005?

Reply:

SACE RESPONSE:

(a)(i) On the 28th March 2018 at the Department of Basic Education.

(ii) Names of all relevant struck-off educators with misconduct cases involving minors were sent to the Registrar for inclusion in the National Child Protection Register in April 2018.

The message that the SACE registration process will incorporate clearance certificates from the South African Police Services, National Child Protection Register and National Register of Sexual Offenses from 1st January 2019 has been advocated and communicated through the 52 letters sent directly to the stakeholders in April 2018 to communicate further to their members and constituencies. Additionally, the message was communicated further through the SACE teacher and stakeholder report was communicated as follows:

  • Sent directly to all the stakeholders on 16 – 17 May 2018;
  • SACE Facebook in May 2018;
  • SACE Website in May 2018;
  • SACE External Newsletter in June 2018; and
  • SACE teacher Professionalisation stakeholder consultation and bilateral process that commenced in May 2018

Section 125 of the Children’s Act will be implemented through the assistance of the Director-General of the DBE.

(b) The issue of Screening the Registration Applicants against the Child Protection Register was not explicit in the SACE Act. Hence SACE focused largely on registering the educators against the set Council approved criteria at the time.

With the clarification of the Registration processes in relation to the Children’s Act, corrective measures have been put in place. Hence the engagements between SACE, Department of Basic Education and Department of Social Development; putting systems into place internally, and ensuring key messages and implementation processes, on this matter, are advocated and communicated broadly to all the teachers and stakeholders.

17 July 2018 - NW1478

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Ross, Mr DC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       
       
       

17 July 2018 - NW1993

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 896 on 9 April 2018, any money from the Independent Electoral Commission was used to pay for any personal court review applications of a certain person (name and details furnished), in respect of the specified Public Protector’s report; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what was the total cost of each review, (b) who authorised the expenditure and (c) what were the outcomes of each court review?

Reply:

The question was referred to the Electoral Commission which responded as follows:

The Electoral Commission did not pay for the review of the Public Protector’s Report for the person referred to as there was never a review application instituted.

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

16 July 2018 - NW21

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

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

Reply:

Response is according to the information received from Eskom

(1)

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

(2)(a)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive level

LTI as % of pensionable earnings

 

Lower Quartile

On target

Capped

GCE and all F Bands

0%

50%

102%

Table 2: Annualised LTI Values in line with KPI scores

 

LTI in line with KPI Scores

 

Floor (0%)

Kick (60%)

Norm (100%)

Stretch (110%)

Ceiling (120%)

E Bands score

1

2

3

4

5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2)(b)

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

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

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

F BANDS

MM Ntsokolo

T Govender

AN Noah

MM Koko

E Pule

AS Masango

S Maritz

SJ Lennon

JA Dladla

CR Choeu

D Nichols

F Ndou

Nkhabu

ID Du Plessis

HJ Steyn

L Maleka

BA Nakedi

FC Van Niekerk

V Mboweni

SM Scheppers

L Dlamini

W Majola

A Etzinger

CR Le Roux

ET Mabelane

E BANDS

C Cassim

J L Kilani

JM Buys

AJ Kiewitz

I Mulla

RNM Maphumulo

M Bahna

GR Tosen

P Govender

N Singh

BS Maccoll

K Pather

GJ Bronkhorst

MP Dukashe

P Govender

N Govender

PG Le Roux

M Makwela

S Mamorare

CJH Fabricius

WJC Theron

J Machinjike

AJ Johnson

M Kibido

LA Carlo

WJJ Du Plessis

WIJ Poulton

S Daniels

R Waja

M Hughes

VS Chettiar

SP Mazibuko

A Lester

MH McGibbon

ML Mthombeni

MP Sebola

T Govender

MJ Moller

IFP Khumalo

RD Matshidze

DP Odendaal

RG Stephen

P Moyo

NK Tsholanku

H Tlhotlhalemaje

Al Minnaar

NI Anderson

A Brey

JS Cronje

J Govender

DF Joubert

S Nagar

J Smit

TG Kgabo

ML Mokgotho

TE Skinner

J L de V Pfister

TL Myburgh

U Rangasamy

B Smith

WF Bothma

AH Maharaj

S Chetty

AA De Clercq

CD Hendricks

OM Mashigo

PC Vermeulen

S Maharaj

NR Volk

AP Wild

AM Dikgale

N Mngeni

J Naidoo

M Rambharos

DL Herbst

GG Quickfall

M Van der Riel

FF Mondi

S Nassiep

ME Bezuidenhout

P Doubell

R Chetty

DW Conradie

SE Mkhabela

SE Shayi

RB Jack

RW Bailey

RM Beckmann

TA Conradie

KG Featherstone

T Govender

PA Goatley

P Gopal

R Lacock

MG Mkwai

SS Prince

CJ Prinsloo

AK Stott

A Kuzelj

T Nani

B Moya

MS Jappie

A Singh

MR Barkadien

SW Steyn

KMJ Engel

PWA Kooyman

RW Van der Wal

JC Mavimbela

A van Geuns

MG Bonga

C Spammer

TA Smit

AN Maseko

BA Ntshanqase

D Shikoana

DJ du Plessis

CS Reddy

M van Rensburg

M Mthimkhulu

RM Gamede

KC Masike

N Kleynhans

T Shunmagum

MP Makwela

TN Mkalipe

DE Ntumba

B Makuyana

SB Teasdale

ND Harris

CA Laing

AA Laher

N Otto

CH Palm

D Bhimma

y Singh

M Maroga

G Hurtford

M Sims

G Loedolff

16 July 2018 - NW1502

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether he can indicate what number of pensioners of the (a) Transport Pension Fund and (b) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund has died since the issuing of the certification of the class action against Transnet and the Government; (2) What was the average figure of deaths in each month since the certification of the class action against Transnet and the Government; (3) What number (a) of the pensioners in total died because of unnatural causes and (b) of the specified unnatural causes was the result of suicide? NW1642E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

(1)(a)(b) Approximately 9,697 pensioners and 11,071 spouses and children have died since May 2013 on both funds.

(2) * Average of 156 pensioners and 178 spouses on average per month.

(3)(a)(b) The funds do not record cause of death.

* There were some 75 000 pensioners and spouses in March 2013; now there are 55 000; so about 20 000 pensioners/spouses have died over 60 months (20 000/60 = 333 per month)

16 July 2018 - NW1956

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Finance

What has he found to be the impact of petrol price increases on the Government finances?

Reply:

The fuel price is mainly affect by two conditions – local currency exchanges and the global oil prices. In the earlier part of the fiscal year up until May, increases in the international oil price have been the main drivers of local fuel price hikes. Since the start of June, international oil prices have moderated somewhat while the rand has steadily weakened against the US dollar, with the average cost of per dollar having climbed from around the R12.50/$ mark to roughly R13.50/$.

Increases in the price of petrol have the largest impact on departments whose services delivery mandates involve significant car travel, which accordingly to the 2018 Estimates of National Expenditure for inventory of fuel, oil and gas are the following departments: Police, Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Health, Correctional Services, as well as Defence and Military Veterans. Analysis of spending on goods and services by national and provincial departments between 2013/14 and 2016/17 shows that spending on fuel has continued to grow faster than CPI inflation. In addition to these baselines, departments do not receive additional funding when petrol prices rise, and must absorb the spending pressures within their budgets.

From a government revenue perspective, since the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund levy are fixed annually per litre of petrol, increases in the fuel price do not have a direct impact. However, there might be an indirect impact if fewer of petrol are sold as a result of the higher price.

16 July 2018 - NW1269

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

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

Reply:

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

 

(1)

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

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPE-RIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms Hantsi Bhetilda Matseke

(Chairperson)

Female

African

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

Leadership, Business Management and development

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

eight years’ experience in the industry

NO

     

Mr Tshediso John Matona

Male

African

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

Economics, Public Policy and Leadership

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

An economist by training and an

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

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

YES

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPERIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Mr Lemogang Pitsoe

(CEO)

Male

African

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

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

YES

     

Ms Adila Chowan

(CFO)

Female

Indian

Chartered Accountant (SA)

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

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

YES

       
 

(2)

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

NAME OF COMMUNITY MEMBER:

PERIOD OF

TRAINING:

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

i) Lydia Obies

ii) Wilhelmina Vries

iii) Floor Strauss

iv) Edwin Farmer

v) Jacobus Joseph

vi) Andries Cloete

Community Elective Representative CPA

22-23 October 2013

08 November 2013

KaptiTwala / Dentons

R606 236.00

vii) Petrus De Wet

viii) Liesel Fortuin

ix) Niklaas Phillips

x) Koos Stoffel

SELF-DEVCO

   

xi) Willem Vries

xii) Brain Koopman

xiii) Ryno Thomas

xiv) Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

   

i. Willem Vries

ii. Brian Koopman

iii. Ryno Thomas

iv. Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

15-16 August 2016

Webber Wentzel

R133 488.00

T O T A L :

R739 724.00

   

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

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

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

 

(3)

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

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

   
       
       
         
       
       

16 July 2018 - NW1648

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004), as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her Department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to; and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed-up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

aa) Department of Environmental Affairs

a) i) Two (2) cases have been reported to SAPS.

ii) Four (4) cases have been reported to DPCI.

b) i) Four (4)

ii) Six (6)

iii) As far as the Department is aware, none of the cases have been finalised by the SAPS/DPCI.

bb) South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

a) i) No cases have been reported to SAPS.

ii) No cases have been reported to DPCI.

b) i) Not applicable.

ii) Not applicable.

iii) Not applicable.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

a) i) No cases have been reported to SAPS.

ii) No cases have been reported to DPCI.

b) i) Not applicable.

ii) Not applicable.

iii) Not applicable.

South African Weather Service (SAWS)

a) i) Five (5) cases have been reported to SAPS.

ii) No cases have been reported to DPCI.

b) i) Five (5).

ii) Five (5).

iii) Cases are still under investigation.

South African National Parks (SANParks)

a) i) Four (4) cases have been reported to SAPS.

ii) No cases have been reported to DPCI.

b) i) Four (4).

ii) Four (4).

iii) Cases are still under investigation.

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16 July 2018 - NW1765

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)What number of legal landfill sites (a) existed in the Northern Cape and (b) received licences from her department to operate (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; (2) What (a) number of municipalities in the Northern Cape (i) comply with landfill legislation and (ii) are in possession of the requisite licence and (b) are the names of each municipality; (3) what (a) number of municipalities in the Northern Cape (i) do not comply with landfill legislation, (ii) do not have the requisite licence, (b) are the names of the specified municipalities and (c) are the reasons for operating landfill sites without licences?

Reply:

(1) (a) One hundred and sixty eight (168) landfill sites exists in the Northern Cape, of which 26 are private owned and 142 belongs to different municipalities.

(b) Minister has issued 128 licenses for landfill while MEC in Northern Cape issued 40 licenses

(i) MEC issued 11 Licenses in 2014/2015 financial year; 2015/16 MEC issued 4 Licenses; 2016/2017 MEC issued 24 Licenses. The minister issued 1 licence in 2015/2016 financial year. No licence was issued by the Minister for the landfill sites in 2016/2017 financial year.

(ii) MEC issued 01 Licence in 2017/2018. The Minister did not issue any licence in 2017/2018 financial year.

(2) (a) There are 26 Municipalities in Northern Cape

(i) Twenty four (24) municipalities in the Northern Cape have licences, however, the sites are partially complying with the landfill legislation and/or licence/permit conditions.

(ii) 24 Twenty four (24) municipalities have licences.

(b) The following are the names of Municipalities that have licensed landfill sites: Richtersveld; Sol Plaatjie; Kamiesberg; Siyathemba; Kai !Garib; Ga-Segonyana; Emthanjeni; Nama Khoi; Kareeberg; Renosterberg; Gamagara; Dikgatlong; Magarageng; Phokwane; Joe Morolong; Hantam; Karoo Hoogland; Khai-ma; Siyancuma; Themelihle; Umsobomvu; Dwid kruiper; !Kheis; Kgatelopele.

(3) (a) There are 26 Municipalities in Northern Cape

(i) 2.

(ii) 2

(b) Tsantsabane (Postmasburg site) and Ubuntu Local Municipalities (Richmonds site)).

(c) Funding and capacity constraints have been indicated for these sites not having licences in place.

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16 July 2018 - NW1821

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1-2) Yes, the Ministerial Handbook allows for a Minister to be accompanied by his wife and I do not have to seek the president’s permission for that. However, I can choose my wife or any of my children to accompany me in place of my wife.

I have not been accompanied anywhere by my wife or any member of my family in the only international trip I have undertaken since 1 April 2018

16 July 2018 - NW2057

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Alberts, Adv A to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in her department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in her department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1. All SMS members declared their interests

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

2. Not applicable

3. (a) 1 Employee on Salary Level 12

(b) (i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(iii) Not applicable

(iv) 1 Employee

4. R597 966.00

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14 July 2018 - NW1665

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?”

Reply:

The Department of Small Business and Development Business Development (DSBD)

(i)(aa) None. The investigations did not conclude recommendations for criminal prosecution.

(ii)(aa) None.

(b)(i) Not applicable.

(b)(ii) Not applicable.

(b)(iii) Not applicable.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

(i)(bb) Two (2) cases were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS). There are additional two (2) cases that management still needs to implement the recommendations and open criminal cases with the SAPS.

(ii)(bb) None.

(b)(i) With regard to the two (2) cases reported to the SAPS, internal investigations concluded and recommendations have been given to management for implementation and improvement of the control environment. Further investigations are continuing with the SAPS.

(b)(ii) Refer to (b)(i).

(b)(iii) Refer to (b)(i).

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

(i)(bb) Eight (8) Criminal cases of fraud have been opened by SEFA since its establishment in April 2012. These have been opened with the SAPS and investigated by the Commercial Crimes Unit.

(ii)(bb) None.

(b)(i) Eight (8) Criminal cases of fraud have been opened by SEFA.

(b)(ii) On-going follow-up is done with the Commercial Crimes Unit through SEFA’s Internal Audit Department.

(b)(iii) To date, there have been no convictions in relation to the cases opened.

13 July 2018 - NW1759

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Works

(a) What is the purpose of his department’s vesting committee, (b) what is the organisational structure of the committee, (c) to whom does the committee report, (d) what are the details of the powers that the committee and its office bearers have and (e) what properties have been transferred as a result of this committee’s work (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(a) The purpose of the Vesting Committee:

Prior to the democratic dispensation in South Africa, State land parcels were registered in various historical names, including names of governments of the former bantustans, which today no longer exist. Some of these registered titles comprised of the Union of South Africa, Republic of South Africa, the Provincial Administrations of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Republic of Transkei, Republic of Bophuthatswana, Republic of Venda, Republic of Ciskei (TBVC States), as well as the self-governing territories of Gazankulu, Lebowa, KaNgwane, KwaNdebele, KwaZulu and Qwaqwa.

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Public Works and Provincial Custodians constitute the Provincial State Land Vesting and Disposal Committee (PSLVDC). The PSLVDC was established to recommend vesting of land parcels either to the national or the provincial sphere of Government, depending on the use or intended use of land as at 27 April 1994. The main purpose of vesting is to confirm ownership of the land parcels, assign it to the appropriate custodian and to eliminate historical names in order to safeguard the properties of the State.

(b) What is the organisational structure of the Vesting Committee?

The roles of presiding (Chairpersonship) and Secretariat services interchange amongst the members of the PSLVDC on an annual basis. The verifier and authoriser for the issuing of Item 28 (1) Certificates is the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

(c) To whom does the Committee report?

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform manages the vesting processes from verifier to the Chief Director up to when the Item 28 (1) Certificate is issued by the Chief Director on behalf of the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform. The vesting applications are prepared on the Land Administration Web portal administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. At the administration level the PSLVDC reports to the GIAMA Technical Committee, which in turn reports to the Technical MinMec.

(d) Details of the powers of the Committee and its office bearers:

 

The PSLVDC is empowered to make recommendations on vesting applications presented before the committee in order to confirm the vesting of land parcels.

(e) Properties have been transferred as a result of the Committee’s work (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018:

(i) and (ii) 18 144 land parcels have been vested since 27 April 1994 to date. 4 018 land parcels have been vested from 2013/14 to 2017/18. Members of the public wishing to access information on the Land Administration Web portal must register on the following website: www.dla.org.za. Applications for access are to be done both online and manually, by downloading the form, filling it and sending it to the following fax number: (012) 312-8135.

13 July 2018 - NW2062

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Works

(1) Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

(1) Yes, all members of the senior management service (SMS) in the Department of Public Works have submitted their financial disclosures for the 2017/18 financial year.

As such, (a), (b), and (c), (i) and (ii) fall away.

(2) Falls away.

(3) (a) and (b) None.

(4) Not applicable.

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13 July 2018 - NW2042

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by his department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) Whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

(1)(a) Our Department had one (1) vehicle accident reported during the 2015/16 financial year. There have not been any vehicle accidents reported for the financial years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

(1)(b) The cost of repairing the vehicle was R313 294.86.

(1)(c) No vehicle has been written off in our Department.

(2) Our Departments vehicles have no tracking device installed on them.

13 July 2018 - NW730

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the MINISTER OF SPORT & RECREATION

(1) Whether her department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) what date will her department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in her department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 01 April 2017, (ii) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

(1) The department has a draft sexual harassment and assault policy (a) The policy has still to be discussed with Organised Labour (b) The department is intending to have such a policy in place by 30 September 2018; (i) Reports will only be investigated when they are reported at the Labour Relations Unit (ii) The details of the consequence management and sanctions will only be stipulated when the policy is adopted by MANCO and Organised Labour.

(2) The department has nil (0) incidents of sexual harassment and assault reported cases (i) Nil (0) number in the past three financial years and (ii) Nil (0) since 01 April 2017. (b) Nil (0) number of cases Nil (0) opened and concluded (ii) Nil (0) withdrawn and (iii) Nil (0) remain open based on the incidents and (c) Nil (0) sanctions were issued and Nil (0) was found guilty.

RECOMMENDATION

3. It is recommended that the Executive Authority approves the reply, should she concur with its contents.

MSSKHAN
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

DATE:

MR M.E. MOEMI
DIRECTOR-GENERAL
Date: 06/06/2018

MR G. OOSTHUIZEN
DEPUTY MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE: 06/06/2018

DECISION

Reply approved

MINISTER T XASA (MP)
MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/06/2018

13 July 2018 - NW1924

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of the entities reporting to me.

Entity

(1)(a)

(1)(a)(i)

(1)(a)(ii)

(1)(b)

(2)

           

Amatola Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Bloem Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Lepelle Northern Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Magalies Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Mhlathuze Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Overberg Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Rand Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Sedibeng Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Umgeni Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

WRC

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

TCTA

1

There was 1 reported incident in March 2016.

None

The incident was reported at stage two of a grievance process which started as a performance management dispute between a male supervisor and a female subordinate.

The incident was investigated by an independent forensic investigator who concluded that on a balance of probability, it is unlikely that any act of sexual harassment occurred.

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA)

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

13 July 2018 - NW1612

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether any employees from his department were seconded and/or transferred to any district municipality in Limpopo (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of the (aa) name, (bb) job title and (cc) salary of each such employee and (ii) to which district municipality was each employee seconded and/or transferred in each case; (2) whether any of the specified employees still appear on his department’s payroll or organogram; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any agreement and/or memorandum of understanding has been put in place to facilitate the secondment and/or transfer of the employees; if so, will he furnish Mr L J Basson with a copy thereof?

Reply:

1. No, there were no employees seconded and/or transferred to any district municipality in Limpopo for the past three financial years and since 1 April 2018.

2. Falls away.

3. Falls away.

13 July 2018 - NW2079

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether (a) his department, (b) the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa or (c) Metrorail had any meetings with the City of Tshwane and/or the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport in the City of Tshwane to discuss connecting future Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems in the City with existing Metrorail lines that are currently not in use, with a view to create a transport network connecting various modes of transport; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the meeting; (2) have any similar meetings been undertaken since the completion of the Gautrain in order to facilitate a one-ticket system for the Gautrain, Metrorail and the various BRT systems in the province; if not, why not?

Reply:

1. (a,b,c) Both the City of Tshwane (which receives Public Transport Network Grant funding from the DoT for its BRT/Integrated Public Transport Network) as well as Prasa, have at least since 2012 been reminded on several occasions to fully cooperate on planning for both road and rail based services that ultimately link up to form an Integrated Public Transport Network.

Key operational as well as mothballed rail lines (e.g. Hammanskraal) and services have been identified in the Tshwane IPTN plan since 2013 as well as in various Prasa strategies.

The City furthermore designed the currently incomplete A re Yeng Phase 1 service to link up with Prasa’s Kopanong Station in Shoshanguve, Wonderboom Station in Pretoria North, Pretoria Station in the CBD, stations in Sunnyside, Hatfield and finally Denneboom Station in Mamelodi. In addition, A re Yeng links with the Hatfield and Pretoria Gautrain stations.

The key challenge with regard to actually implementing an IPTN in Tshwane that includes both road and rail services, lies not in the planning or intent but rather in the slow implementation of getting viable services and infrastructure ready to operate. In this regard both the City as well as Prasa are well behind the envisaged timelines set in 2013.

The DoT, supported by National Treasury, is currently engaging with the City, amongst others, and Prasa to ensure that financially prudent and viable services are fasttracked that will lead to a tangible integrated network in Tshwane.

2. Over the past few years, the Gauteng Department of Transport and MEC have coordinated the various cities and Prasa to explore the possibility of having a single fare media for at least the subsidised services in Gauteng. The 2011 DoT regulations on Automated Fare Collection provides a platform (using bank industry payment media that is interoperable) for this.

Currently the three Gauteng metros have implemented a compliant smartcard system that can be made interoperable. Gautrain as well is in the final pilot testing stage of implementing the same interoperable fare media. Prasa are still exploring the business case for investing in automated fare collection and held a market engagement in 2017 to explore options.

Once again, the key challenge to ensuring interoperable fare media in Gauteng is not the technology, but rather the actual slow rollout of IPTN services together with the attendant automated fare collection systems. The intent and leadership exists, the key task at hand is to scale up and speed up the rollout of IPTN lines across the 3 metros and to speed up the Prasa modernisation programme.

Gauteng Province, supported by the Gautrain Management Agency, has done significant preparatory work on a common fare system. The challenge now is to roll out more upgraded services and to integrate their business models in order for a single fare system to follow.

13 July 2018 - NW336

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of 0 R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and {bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

No amount (R0.00) has been spend by the (a) department and (b) each entity reporting to the Minister of Sport and Recreation on the promotion or celebration of the Year of 0 R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017.

RECOMMENDATION

3. It is recommended that the Executive Authority approves the reply, should he concur with its contents.


MR M.E. MOEMI

DIRECTOR GENERAL
Date: 06/06/2018

MR G. OOSTHUIZEN

DEPUTY MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION
DATE: 2018/06/06

DECISION

Reply approved/amended

MS. T. XASA, MP

MINISTER OF SPORT AND RECREATION

DATE: 06/06/2018


 

12 July 2018 - NW1884

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i)(aa),(bb) Department: 0

(ii)(aa),(bb) Entities

  • Commission: 0
  • Ingonyama Trust: 0
  • Office of the Valuer General: 0

(b) Falls away.

2. Falls away.

12 July 2018 - NW2138

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) number of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) staff have been (i) injured or (ii) died while (aa) on duty and/or (bb) on Prasa premises over the past three financial years and (b) are the details of (i) the location where the incident took place and (ii) the circumstances surrounding the incident; (2) whether the incident have been reported to the SA Police Service; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the progress of each case; (3) whether any claims were lodged against Prasa; if so, what (a) amount was claimed and paid out and (b) support has been provided to the employee or dependents?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) (aa) & (bb) Injuries on duty (Disabling Incident, (DIs))

2015/16 - 315 Dis

2016/17 - 272 Dis

2017/18 - 282 Dis

(ii) (aa) & (bb) Fatalities

2015/16 - 8 Fatalities

2016/17 - 4 Fatalities

2017/18 - 3 Fatalities

(b) Details (i) and (ii) Fatalities:

Year

Month

Region

Description

2015/16

April

Gauteng – Rail

Train driver died in a train accident which took place in Denver.

 

June

 

The incident occurred during a station closure at Olifantsfontein, wherein a colleague was assaulted by a commuter. The Safety Patroller (deceased) was rushing to assist the assaulted colleague when he did not observe an approaching train from the South about to enter the station. He moved too close to the line in operation and was struck by the train and died on impact.

 

September

 

Rolling Stock employee was electrocuted while attending to faults on a train at Braamfontein Depot.

 

August

Western Cape – Rail

Platform Marshall fell between the platform and the train while on duty and was struck by train.

 

May

MLPS - Rail

Two (2) employees died in a train collision between a TFR and MLPS train which took place at the Eastern Cape.

   

Autopax

Bus Accident (2 Incidents)

2016/17

Dec

Gauteng Rail

Section Manager was hit by train while out to crank points.

 

Dec

 

Employee died from a company motor vehicle accident.

 

July

Western Cape Rail

An employee was on the platform learning the train line routes when he got robbed by unknown men and got shot.

 

September

 

An employee was robbed and stabbed while waiting for the train.

2017/18

June

Gauteng - Rail

This was a community service delivery related incident wherein community members blockaded the rail with foreign objects. When members of the Protection Services attempted to remove the objects to allow train movement, it agitated the community members and violence broke out between the security personnel and the community members which resulted in the stoning to death of a colleague.

 

Nov

 

Employee was applying earth wire on the down main line and was electrocuted.

 

Dec

Kwa-Zulu Natal – Rail

Protection Services Personnel was assisting passengers to board busses as trains were not available. This was at Mangosuthu Highway close to Lindokuhle Station. While crossing the road he was knocked down by a motor vehicle which failed to stop and then sped away. He was then struck by a second vehicle which also failed to stop and sped away.

(b) Details (i) and (ii) Disabling Injuries:

Business Unit

Year

No

Description

PRASA RAIL

 

2015/16 

313

Assaults by fare evading commuters and the public, Injuries resulting from company motor vehicles, Electrocutions, Smoke Inhalations resulting from high tension burnouts, Trips and falls resulting from uneven surfaces and on platforms, Unsafe acts etc.

 

2016/17

262

 
 

2017/18

278

 
 

Total

853

 

PRASA CRES

2015/16 

1

Hearing loss case was identified in Cape Town

 

2016/17

2

Employee driven over by a car and sustained minor injury to her leg – poor communication between the driver and passenger.

     

Fell from the stairs; he didn’t do the three point contact

 

2017/18

44

Tree branch fell on the person who was cutting trees at Durban but sustained minor injuries – the injured didn’t conduct a risk assessment before the works

     

Inhaled gas fumes at Umjantshi House, Johannesburg, which resulted from a burst generator piping and was send to the hospital for treatment – faulty piping system.

     

Strained back while she was lifting some chemical containers – poor lifting techniques and lack of lifting equipment

     

An employee was involved in a car accident on the N1 highway while he was returning to Umjantshi, Johannesburg using his personal vehicle from a meeting in PRASA House, Pretoria

 

Total

7

 

AUTOPAX

2015/16

1

Bus accident-Head Injury

 

2016/17

1

Slipped and fell at workshop- Fractured ankle left foot (October 2016)

 

201718

7

Bus tyre/wheel- Lost middle finger (July (2017)

     

Bus Accident – Head Injury (July 2017)

     

Bus Accident- Right Hand Injury (December 2017)

     

Attacked by passengers- Left eye Evisceration (November 2017)

     

Bus Accident – Upper body Injuries (March 2018)

     

Bus Accident – Hip injuries (March 2018)

 

TOTAL

09

 

Grand Total

869

 

2. Reporting to SAPS:

Year

Month

Description

SAPS reported

Progress

2015/16

April

Train driver died in a train accident

Cleveland SAPS Case no:291/04/2015

Police were notified as well as other stakeholders (EMS) as per the GP Contingency Plan. Further to this the Police had requested the final board of inquiry report, which was submitted to them.

 

June

Safety Patroller was hit by train

Olifantsfontein SAPS, case no: 256/06/2015

The Police were notified as well as other stakeholders (EMS) as per the GP Contingency Plan. Department of Labour was also informed. The commuter who was assaulting the colleague was arrested and sentenced to three years which was wholly suspended.

 

September

Rolling Stock employee was electrocuted

No case number was given / recoded

All stakeholders such as EMS, Police and Department of Labour were informed.

 

August

Platform Marshall struck by train.

SAPS attended the incident although no case was registered

No criminal case was opened as this was an injury on duty

 

May

Two (2) employees died in a train collision (MLPS)

Bisho SAPS Case: 0033/05/15.

 The case is closed

   

Bus Accident (2 Incidents)

Case Number 312/10/2016

Case Number 138/04/2015

Bus number ZFF 242 GP

Bus number YVD 529 GP

2016/17

Dec

Section Manager was hit by train

Moffat View SAPS Case no: 89/12/2016

Police were notified as well as other stakeholders (EMS) as per the GP Contingency Plan. Department of Labour was also informed.

 

Dec

Employee died in company motor vehicle accident.

No case number was given / recorded

Stones were placed on the road and the employee lost control of the vehicle. He was taken to Lenmed Hospital where he was declared dead at 02h20.

 

July

An employee on the platform robbed and shot.

Case no 302/07/2018 (Bishop Lavis)

3x Suspects prosecuted and convicted to 25 years imprisonment.

 

September

An employee was robbed and stabbed

Mannenberg Case 260/09/2016

Case Pending

2017/18

June

Protection Services Staff member assaulted and stoned to death.

Kliptown SAPS Case no:506/06/2017

Police was informed of the situation as well as other stakeholders. The matter is still under investigation by the SAPS.

 

Nov

Employee electrocuted.

Johannesburg Central SAPS Case no: 1080/11/2017

Police were notified as well as other stakeholders (EMS) as per the GP Contingency Plan. Department of Labour was also informed.

 

Dec

Protection Services Staff member hit by cars.

349/12/2017

Closed undetected.

3. Claims against PRASA:

a) All injuries (DIs) and fatalities have been reported to the Department of Labour as per the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COID) Act 130 of 1993 as amended. We do not have any other claims.

b) Support provided

Year

Month

Description

Support provided to dependents

2015/16

April

Train driver died in a train accident

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

June

Safety Patroller was hit by train

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

September

Rolling Stock employee was electrocuted

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

August

Platform Marshall struck by train.

The employee was married to a policeman with two children. Assistance was given to the family by both Metrorail and SAPS. The team worked together for counselling and was never referred to Metropolitan.

 

May

Two (2) employees died in a train collision (MLPS)

A full debriefing was provided to the family members.

EWP assisted the family members to go and identify the bodies with the assistance of PRASA EWP Service and Provider Metropolitan Health.

Telephonic follow – ups were done by PRASA EWP Specialists.

21 employee debriefings were done

One employee is still undergoing Occupational therapy.

 

April

Bus Accident (2 Incidents – April and October)

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

2016/17

December

Section Manager was hit by train

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

December

Employee died in company motor vehicle accident.

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

July

An employee on the platform robbed and shot.

EAP assistance was given to the wife, the son and the daughter. The family was referred to Metropolitan for further intervention.

 

September

An employee was robbed and stabbed

Trauma  debriefing was provided

2017/18

June

Protection Services Staff member assaulted and stoned to death.

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

November

Employee electrocuted.

Family Counselling and company funeral benefit

 

December

Protection Services Staff member hit by cars.

Memorial service was held at Prasa

Family was referred to Prasa EWP external service provider for trauma debriefing and counselling.

The wife of the deceased was seen for individual counselling by EWP for psychotherapy

Work visit was done at the depot in order to check the progress of the wife

Continuous psychotherapy as part of management and treatment of the case.

12 July 2018 - NW1608

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) Which municipalities are owed outstanding rates and taxes for parcels of land owned by her department, (b) in each case, (i) what is the amount owed, (ii) what is the total number of days for which the amount has been outstanding and (c) for which parcel(s) of land are the amounts owed?

Reply:

(a)

Province

Total Owed

Mpumalanga

233,737,530.80

Northern Cape

48,190.72

Total

233,785,721.52

(b) (i),(ii) Please refer to Annexure A.

(c) Please refer to Annexure A for details of land on which rates and taxes are owed.

12 July 2018 - NW2183

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Transport

In view of the fact that the road infrastructure is under severe strain (details furnished) and in light of the recently adopted Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, (a) what steps does he intend to take to ensure that the monetary allocation by the National Treasury towards road maintenance is increased in the next three financial years, (b) by what amount in each case and (c) what is the anticipated impact thereof on the maintenance and standard of the road infrastructure in future?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Transport is continuously engaging National Treasury, with regard, the need to increase the Budget allocation for Roads Maintenance.

There has been an increase in the budgets for National Roads as indicated in the graph link below.

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW2183GRAPH.pdf

Fig1 : Funding for National Roads

In the case of Provincial road maintenance, which are funded from their provincial budget allocations, the department shall continue to assist provinces through the Provincial Roads Maintenance Grant (PRMG), with an a estimated budget allocation of R35bn over the current Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).

Province

2018/19 allocations

2019/2020 allocations

2020/2021 allocations

Eastern Cape

1 439 241

1 391 054

1 467 354

Free State

1 299 602

1 235 577

1 303 349

Gauteng

742 521

636 028

670 914

KwaZulu-Natal

1 826 745

1 772 792

1 870 031

Limpopo

1 124 146

1 105 360

1 165 989

Mpumalanga

1 523 757

1 416 386

1 494 075

Northern Cape

1 111 637

1 050 720

1 108 353

North West

960 604

904 230

953 827

Western Cape

1 007 414

911 213

961 194

Unallocated

(Performance Component)

 

1 058 305

1 117 570

Total

11 035 668

11 481 665

12 112 657

Fig2 : Financial Support to Provinces

b) Refer to the Fig 1 and 2 above.

c) The PRMG accounts for roughly half of provincial road maintenance expenditure, with the funds mostly used for routine and periodic maintenance needs. Hence, very limited resources are available to rehabilitate the provincial paved road network unless the PRMG is significantly grown over the medium to long term or provinces allocate a much larger portion of own funds to road maintenance – ideally a combination of both measures.

The magnitude of maintenance backlogs due to lack of funding is such that it is unlikely to be addressed through national transfers and subsidies, especially given the National Treasury’s commitment to fiscal consolidation, which in the continued absence of notable economic growth must be predominantly realised through higher allocations from the provincial treasuries and/or from savings and efficiencies in respective provincial departmental expenditure.

Where the emphasis in the earlier years was more on the existence of infrastructure, at present the emphasis is on network availability and redundancy predominantly. This requires a different asset management approach. Therefore, Road Authorities need to revisit their maintenance strategies by looking at the relationship between infrastructure and mobility, so that the range of optional interventions can be broadened, to extend the lifetime of road assets.

 

 

12 July 2018 - NW2081

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) On what date was the last meeting between (i) his department, (ii) the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and/or (iii) Metrorail with the City of Cape Town or the Western Cape Government held to discuss possible new or extended train routes in the Western Cape Metrorail system, (b) what are the details of each person who attended the meeting, (c) which possible new routes were discussed and (d) did the meeting discuss the routes connecting (i) the greater Khayelitsha area and Belville, (ii) the Cape Town International Airport, (iii) Fisantekraal and (iv) Paarl, Wellington or Worcester; (2) whether plans have been in place to have another meeting between his department and the City of Cape Town or the Western Cape Government to discuss proposed new train routes in Cape Town or the Western Cape to alleviate congestion; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(ii) The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) participated in the development of the Integrated Public Transport Network Plan for the City of Cape Town. The role of rail, including the future rail corridors, are contained in the plan. These deliberations took place through project specific meetings at the time and continues to be discussed, among other matters, at the formal transport planning structures of the City, i.e. the Intermodal Planning Committee (IPC) and associated Sub-Committees. The previous two IPC meetings were held on 13 April 2018 and 22 June 2018 subsequently.

(1)(b) The PRASA and Metrorail members of the IPC meeting are :

  • Mr Hishaam Emeran, PRASA Corporate Office, General Manager: Strategic Network Planning
  • Mr Richard Walker, Metrorail – Western Cape, Regional Manager

(1)(c) All known future rail expansion opportunities have been discussed between the City and PRASA during its interactions. The highest priority in terms of rail network/ service expansion has been agreed as follows:

  • Blue Downs Rail Link
  • Fisantekraal Rail Corridor
  • Atlantis Rail Corridor

(1)(d)(i) Yes, referred to as the Blue Downs Rail Link, see (1)(c). Detailed discussions between the City and PRASA is ongoing, as this project is due to commence with the preliminary design and environmental assessment phase as the next step.

(1)(d)(ii) Yes, The Cape Town Airport Rail Link is captured in the Memorandum of Action agreement between the City and PRASA. It has been agreed that the parties work together to explore alternative financial models for projects such as this one.

(1)(d)(iii) Yes, see (1)(c)

(1)(d)(iv) Existing services are provided to Paarl, Wellington and Worcester. The future plans will include measures aimed at improving travel time and frequencies along these corridors once the train fleet has increased and stabilised.

(2) As alluded to above, discussions on future rail planning is ongoing between the City and PRASA through the IPC structures and / or project specific committees. The last IPC meeting was scheduled for the 22 June 2018.

 

12 July 2018 - NW2063

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1. All 104 members of the senior management service (SMS) in the Department of Transport, had declared their financial interests in respect of the 2017/2018 financial year, as required by the Public Service Regulations, 2016.

(a) All sms members complied with the Public Service Regulations

(b) All sms members declared their interests.

(c) There were no sms members that did not comply with the PSR

2. There were no non-compliant sms members in the Department

3. (a)(b) There were no employees on suspension at the sms level during this period

4. There were no suspension and as result no days lost that could have a financial implication

 

12 July 2018 - NW2136

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What is the total number of trains that were hired out (i) in the (aa) past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) to whom were the trains hired out, (c) over what period were the trains hired out, (d) for what purpose were they hired out, (e) what amount was charged in each case, (f) what profit was made in each case and (g) what number of trains is allocated for the purpose of hiring out?

Reply:

(a) PRASA does not hire out commuter trains out. Metrorail provides for special trains based on its assessment of opportunities, its responsibilities in terms of public transport/mobility provision for special events or on request by authorities/stakeholders; on condition that trains do not interfere with scheduled trains and PRASA covers costs and/or retain revenues from ticket sales.

For Main Line Passenger Services (MLPS), PRASA makes provision for chartered trains on a request and quotation basis, and where such trains do not interfere with scheduled trains.

(i)(aa) (b), (c), (d) and (e)

Company (b)

Destination

Date(c)

Amount (e)

Reason (d)

Office of Premier x2

East London – Pretoria

August 2016

R1,012,456

Women’s day celebration

Office of Premier

Cape Town - Pretoria

August 2016

R384,305

Women’s day celebration

Home Affairs x 2

JHB - Komati

June 2015

R1,538,496

Deport illegal immigrants

Home Affairs

JHB - Musina

June 2015

R627,000

Deport illegal immigrants

Metrorail:

Company (b)

Destination / Province

Date(c)

Amount (e)

Reason (d)

CHRIST EMBASSY

FNB STADIUM

19/01/2016

R583 000.00

CHURCH SERVICE

REVELATION CHURCH

FNB STADIUM

24/03/2016

R628 000.00

CHURCH SERVICE

UCKG

ELLIS PARK STADIUM

08/03/2016

R276 000.00

CHURCH SERVICE

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

30/07/2016

R30 210.00

CARLING BLACK LABEL SOCCER CUP

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

28/10/2016

R38 000.00

SOWETO DERBY

CHRIST EMBASSY

FNB STADIUM

22/12/2016

R198 100.00

CHURCH SERVICE

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

04/03/2017

R38 000.00

SOWETO DERBY SOCCER CUP

UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST

VARIOUS STATIONS – DOORNFONTEIN

11/04/2017

R351 920.00

CHURCH SERVICE

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

27/07/2017

R38 000.00

SOWETO DERBY SOCCER CUP

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

19/10/2017

R38 000.00

SOWETO DERBY SOCCER CUP

UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST

VARIOUS STATIONS – DOORNFONTEIN

30/03/2018

R287 739.00

CHURCH SERVICE

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

JHB – NASREC

01/03/2018

R38 000.00

SOWETO DERBY SOCCER CUP

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE

KWAMNYANDU-STANGER

24/09/15

R 21,061.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE

DALBRIDGE-STANGER

24/09/15

R 19,861.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE

UMLAZI-STANGER

24/09/15

R 21,811.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & CULTURE

KWAMASHU-STANGER

24/09/15

R 19,411.00

LEISURE

AMANZIMTOTI ATHLETIC CLUB

AMANZIMTOTI-SCOTTBURGH

18/10/15

R 18,034.00

LEISURE

KWA-MSINDISI ANGLICAN CHURCH

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

28/11/15

R 16,536.00

LEISURE

G & G PRODUCTION

COMPENSATION-MOSES MABHIDA

27/11/15-05/12/15

R 118,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

05/12/15

R 22,000.00

LEISURE

ANGLICAN CHURCH

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

28/11/15

R 16,536.00

LEISURE

SFITHAH LTD

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

12/12/15

R 6,600.00

LEISURE

ZEKHETHELO EVENTS

PIETERMARIZBURG-SCOTTBURGH

16/12/15

R 34,984.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

27-8/12/15

R 18,000.00

LEISURE

*COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

14-5/02/16

R 35,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-PIETERMARIZBURG

12/03/16

R 27,403.00

LEISURE

*COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

26-7/03/16

R 35,000.00

LEISURE

LONGCROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL

PHOENIX-SCOTTBURGH

04/03/16

R 16,360.00

SCHOOL TRIP

ST PHILIP CHURCH

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

28/03/16

R 16,500.00

LEISURE

CRESTON COLLEGE

KELSO-MOSES MABHIDA

09/04/16

R 18,000.00

LEISURE

ANGLICAN WOMENS FELLOWSHIP

KWAMASHU-SCOTTBURGH

16/06/16

R 17,239.65

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

18-19/06/16

R 36,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-PIETERMARTIZBURG

24/09/16

R 23,000.00

LEISURE

OCCASIONS ON POINT

DURBAN-SCOTTSBURGH

20/12/16

R 12,000.00

LEISURE

EZEKHETHELO EVENTS

PIETERMARTIZBURG-SCOTTBURGH

16/12/16

R 29,123.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

17/12/16

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

18/12/16

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

26/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

27/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

28/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

29/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

30/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

31/12/16

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-PIETERMARTIZBURG

16/12/16

R 23,000.00

LEISURE

SACRED HEART

KWAMASHU-SCOTTBURGH

16/12/16

R 15,400.00

LEISURE

OCCASIONS ON POINT

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

20/16/16

R 14,200.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

12/02/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

18/02/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

19/02/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

DABA DABA GLOBAL TRAVEL

DURBAN-KARRIDENE

12/02/17

R 9,000.00

LEISURE

WOODVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL

OTTAWA-SCOTTBURGH

17/02/17

R 19,180.00

SCHOOL TRIP

INFLATA VENTURES CC

DURBAN-KELSO

25/02/17

R 5,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

08/04/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

09/04/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

14/04/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

15/04/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

16/04/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

26/04/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-PIETERMARTIZBURG

30/04/17

R 23,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

16/06/17

R 8,000.00

LEISURE

NEW SCHOOL PRODUCTION

DURBAN-CATO RIDGE

24/06/17

R 24,797.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

08/07/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

08/07/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

26/08/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

27/08/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

KWAMASHU-STANGER

24/09/17

R 27,690.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

KWAMNYANDU-STANGER

24/09/17

R 31,650.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

DALBRIDGE-STANGER

24/09/17

R 24,258.00

LEISURE

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

UMLAZI-STANGER

24/09/17

R 32,442.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

30/09/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

NHLANHLAYETHU HIGH

BRIDGE CITY-SCOTTBURGH

29/09/17

R 25,521.00

SCHOOL TRIP

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

01/10/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-PIETERMARTIZBURG

14/10/17

R 20,196.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

28/10/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMLAZI

17/11/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMLAZI

25/11/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

01/12/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

SHADOWS DEVELOPMENT

DURBAN-PIETERMARTIZBURG

16/12/17

R 23,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

13/12/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

10/12/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

09/12/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

16/12/17

R 9,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

17/12/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

23/12/17

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

28/12/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

27/12/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

29/12/17

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

06/01/18

R 11,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-UMHLALI

07/01/18

R 15,000.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

24/02/18

R 10,627.20

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

25/02/18

R 13,824.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

31/03/18

R 13,284.00

LEISURE

COSATU

Various stations

2015/04/30

R2 000.00

MARCH - MAY DAY 2015

 

Cape Town to Vlottenberg

2015/08/18

R5 400.00

TRAIN TRIP ON THE 26/08/15

 

Various groups and stations

2015/08/31

R5 530.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2015/08/31

R4 436.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2015/08/31

R18 150.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2015/09/30

R34 596.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2015/09/30

R33 608.00

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2015/09/30

R9 506.00

EDUTRAIN

COSATU

Various stations

2015/09/30

R2 000.00

MARCH ON THE 07/10/2015

 

Various stations

2015/10/08

R7 500.00

USE OF TRAINS ON THE 25 AUGUST 2015

 

Various groups and stations

2015/10/30

R9 150.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2015/10/30

R24 603.50

CHAPERONE COACHES & TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2015/10/31

R12 437.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

 

2015/10/31

R11 250.00

USE OF TRAINS-UNITE AGAINST CORRUPTION MARCH

 

 

2015/11/16

R5 400.00

HERITAGE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

 

Various groups and stations

2015/11/30

R6 626.50

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2015/11/30

R3 700.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2015/11/30

R6 597.50

RESERVED COACHES

 

 

2015/11/30

R23 948.53

USE OF TRAINS-FESTIVE SEASON OF LIGHTS ON 06/11/15

 

Various groups and stations

2015/12/30

R9 336.63

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2015/12/31

R600.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/01/31

R3 999.00

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/02/29

R8 514.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/03/31

R12 100.00

RESERVE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2016/04/22

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAINS FOR FREEDOM DAY MARCH- 27 APRIL 2016

 

Various groups and stations

2016/04/30

R5 131.00

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/04/30

R600.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/04/30

R13 348.00

RESERVE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2016/05/12

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAINS FOR MAY DAY MARCH - 01 MAY 2016

 

Various groups and stations

2016/05/31

R14 580.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/05/31

R3 062.00

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/05/31

R5 482.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/05/31

R14 580.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/05/31

R14 580.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/06/30

R5 011.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/06/30

R1 830.00

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/06/30

R6 484.00

EDUTRAIN

COSATU

Various groups and stations

2016/07/12

R2 000.00

MARCH 12/07/16- PROTEST FOR DECENT PUB TRAN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/07/31

R2 600.00

EDUTRAIN

COSATU

Various stations

2016/08/25

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAINS FOR A MARCH ON THE 25/08/2016

 

Various groups and stations

2016/08/31

R2 200.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/08/31

R10 066.50

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/09/30

R2 332.50

CHAPERONE COACHES AND TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/09/30

R18 423.50

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/09/30

R5 670.50

RESERVE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2016/09/30

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAIN - NATIONAL STRIKE MARCH O

COSATU

Various stations

2016/09/30

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAINS- NATIONAL STRIKE MARCH ON 07/10/2016

 

CTWN TO SIMONS TOWN

2016/10/10

R2 850.00

USE OF TRAINS ON THE 29/11/16 -

 

Various groups and stations

2016/10/31

R1 850.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/10/31

R10 526.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/11/30

R12 583.50

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2016/11/30

R3 585.00

EDUTRAIN

 

Various groups and stations

2016/11/30

R10 639.00

CHAPERONE COACHES & TRAIN

 

 

2016/11/30

R21 007.80

2X EXTRA TRAINS FOR LATE NIGHT SERVICE

 

Various groups and stations

2016/12/31

R1 014.00

CHAPERONE COACHES & TRAIN HIRE

 

Various groups and stations

2017/01/31

R4 475.00

RESERVE COACHES

NUMSA

Various stations

2017/02/23

R1 500.00

DEMONSTRATION AT PARLIAMENT/PRO POOR BUDGET

COSATU

Various stations

2017/02/23

R2 000.00

MARCH REGARDING UITSIG HIGH SCHOOL 24/01/17

 

Various groups and stations

2017/02/28

R1 150.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

 UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

 

2017/03/01

R12 800.00

RAG

COSATU

Various stations

2017/02/22

R2 000.00

ATTEND COURT CASE RELATED TO UITSIG H/S CLOSURE

COSATU

Various stations

2017/03/16

2R 000.00

ATTENDING A JOINT SHOP STEWARDS MEETING 16/03/17

COSATU

Various stations

2017/03/19

2R 000.00

PUBLIC TRANSPORT CAMPAIGN 19/03/17

 

 

2017/03/21

R2 000.00

CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACISM 21/03/17

 

 

2017/03/31

R1 589.00

EDUTRAIN

St Ann Sodality

Various stations

2017/03/21

R5 000.00

MARCH ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 21/03/17

COSATU

Various stations

2017/04/24

R2 000.00

USE OF TRAINS FOR MAY DAY EVENT 01/05/17

COSATU

Various stations

2017/04/26

R2 000.00

MARCH AGAINST CRIME 27/04/17

 

 

2017/04/30

R5 000.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2017/05/05

R2 000.00

YOUTH MARCH

 

 

2017/05/31

R1 444.00

CHARTERED TRAINS

COSATU

Various stations

2017/06/01

R2 000.00

GENDER VIOLENCE/ANTI CRIME MARCH 03/06/17

 

Various groups and stations

2017/06/30

R1 648.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

2017/06/30

R1 072.00

EDUTRAIN

 

 

2017/07/22

R1 000.00

WAGE FEEDBACK MEETING WITH SHOP STEWARDS

COSATU

Various stations

2017/08/07

R2 000.00

VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE PROTEST MARCH 07.08.17

 

Various groups and stations

2017/08/31

R624.00

RESERVED COACH

 

Various groups and stations

2017/08/31

R4 230.00

RESERVED COACH

 ANGRA TOURS

Various groups and stations

2017/08/31

R4 467.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2017/09/14

R2 000.00

JOINT SHOPSTEWARD COUNCIL MEETING 13.09.2017

COSATU

Various stations

2017/09/19

R2 000.00

NATIONAL STRIKE ON 27 SEPT 2017

COSATU

Various groups and stations

2017/09/30

R7 161.00

EDUTRAIN

COSATU

Various groups and stations

2017/10/31

R5 600.00

RESERVE COACHES

NUMSA

Various stations

2017/11/15

R1 500.00

SHOP STEWARDS MEETING 18 NOVEMBER 2017

COSATU

Various stations

2017/11/09

R2 000.00

TAKING PART IN PROUDLY SA EVENT

 

 

2017/11/20

R27 687.00

2 CHARTER TRAINS TO TRANSPORT PATRONS HOME 03/12/17

 HEIDI'S HOUSE

 

2017/11/30

R1 440.00

RESERVED COACHES

 

 

2017/12/31

R15 255.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2018/01/18

R2 000.00

PROTEST ACTION AGAINST WATER LEVY 21/01/18

 

 

2018/01/29

R26 073.84

CHARTERING OF B/EXPRESS ON 27/10/18

 

 

2018/01/31

R3 468.00

CHAPERONE

COSATU

 

 

Various stations

 

 

2018/02/08

R2 000.00

ALLIANCE PICKET AT THE GRAND PARADE ON 11/02/2018

   

2018/02/28

R23 999.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

   

2018/02/28

R5 382.00

RESERVE COACHES

COSATU

Various stations

2018/03/07

R2 000.00

EVENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 21/03/18

UNIVERSAL  

Various stations 

2018/03/28

R5 000.00

CHURCH CONGREGATION AT PHILIPPI STADIUM 01/04/18

   

2018/03/31

R3 460.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

   

2018/03/31

R2 070.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

(bb) Since 1 April 2018

Company (b)

Destination / Province

Date(c)

Amount (e)

Reason (d)

SAFTU

VARIOUS STATIONS – JOHANNESBURG

25/04/2018

R30 000.00

SAFTU STRIKE – Special Tickets

NATIONAL STADIUM SA

BOSMAN - NASREC

15/05/2018

R63 600.00

SUNDOWNS VS BARCELONA FC GAME – Chartered Train

TSHABALALA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng

08/05/2018

R16 500.00

SCHOOL TRIP

BABINATLOU PRIMARY SCHOOL

Gauteng

06/06/2018

R6 000.00

SCHOOL TRIP

SA POLICE SERVICE

TSHWANE – ORLANDO

14/04/2018

R21 000.00

ATTENDING FUNERAL

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

01/04/2018

R17,280.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

07/04/2018

R 13,284.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

08/04/2018

R17,280.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

27/04/2018

R17,284.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

27/04/2018

R28,280.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-NSHONGWENI

29/04/2018

R13,284.00

LEISURE

OCCASIONS ON POINT

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

19/05/2018

R 18,630.00

LEISURE

COASTAL CONFERENCE

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

13/05/2018

R13,824.00

LEISURE

SUNFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL

DURBAN-SCOTTBURGH

18/06/2018

R21,210.00

SCHOOL TRIP

NEW SCHOOL PRODUCTION

DURBAN-CATO RIDGE

16/06/2018

R32,172.00

LEISURE

NUMSA

CAPE TOWN

12/04/2018

R1 500.00

SHOP STEWARD MEETING

COSATU

CAPE TOWN

12/04/2018

R2 000.00

JOINT SHOP STEWARD COUNCIL

 

Bellville to Kalkbay

30/04/2018

R2 540.00

SPECIAL EVENT

COSATU

CAPE TOWN

15/05/2018

R2 000.00

PALESTINIAN PICKETING

COSATU

Various stations

23/04/2018

R2 000.00

MAY DAY EVENT ON 01 MAY 2018

   

30/4/2018

R2 540.00

RESERVE COACHES

 

Various groups and stations

30/4/2018

R2 240.00

CHAPERONE COACHES

   

30/4/2018

R1 600.00

EMMA FERRIDGE WEDDING

(f) Chartered trains are provided at higher cost coverage than standard scheduled trains. Price-setting is guided by marginal cost coverage plus an average 30% mark-up.

(g) No specific allocation is made for hiring, leasing or chartered trains. Requests are considered on a case by case basis in order to assess financial viability and available capacity.

12 July 2018 - NW2087

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Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Transport

On what date will the new signalling equipment currently being installed in the so-called big three provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng be completed and fully operational in each case?

Reply:

Gauteng

The overall Gauteng signaling work is currently at 67,14% completed. The Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC) is completed and operational. To date 31 of 88 stations have already been commissioned with the new signaling system and are ready to migrate to the GNC.

8 Centralized Traffic Control centers (CTC’s) across Gauteng will be migrated to the GNC and the first migration commenced with 3 CTC’s which is now fully operational. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

KwaZulu Natal

The overall signaling work in KwaZulu Natal is at 66,34% completed. To date 4 of the 33 stations have already been commissioned with the new signaling system and is currently controlled from the existing Durban CTC. The project is expected to be completed by February 2020.

Western Cape

The overall progress in the Western Cape is at 72,45% completed. To date 10 of the 53 stations have already been commissioned with the new signalling system. The project is expected to be completed by June 2020.

 

12 July 2018 - NW2066

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

(a) Why did the Government decide not to transfer ownership of farms to beneficiaries of its Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy (PLAS) and (b) who took the decision; (2) what are the details of the current time periods of leases issued under PLAS; (3) whether she and/or her department intend to reconsider the decision not to transfer ownership of farms to beneficiaries of the PLAS; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy (PLAS) is meant to acquire strategically located land and transfer to the state under the leasehold system.

 (b) This strategy was a recommendation from a Land Summit in 2005.

2. In terms of the State Land Lease and Disposal Policy, the lease period for all leases under PLAS shall be 30 years, which may be renewable for another 20 years.

(3) This will be based on the outcomes of the review of the White Paper and the parliamentary review process of the Constitution on land expropriation without compensation.

12 July 2018 - NW2080

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) On what date will the construction on the new rail extension for Metrorail linking Motherwell and Coega with the Nelson Mandela Metro CBD commence, (b) what is the anticipated date of completion for the extension and (c) on what date is the service anticipated to begin running?

Reply:

a) The detail design and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) phase is currently underway and it is anticipated that it will be completed by June 2019. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will be updating their transport demand model and Integrated Transport Plan for the City. A final decision on preliminary timeframes for construction will be taken once this phase is completed.

Should it be decided to proceed, PRASA will be able to issue the tender for construction in the latter half of 2020 once land acquisition matters have been finalised. Construction could therefore possibly commence during the latter half 2021.

b) A two-year construction programme is envisaged. Based on above timeframe, the construction can be completed towards the end of 2023.

c) Operations could commence early in 2024 once testing and commissioning has been completed.

 

12 July 2018 - NW2068

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

What (a) number of title deeds for agricultural developments did her department hand over under its (i) rural development and (ii) land reform programmes in each province since her departments inception in 2009 and (b) are the (i) dates on which title deeds were transferred, (ii) names of beneficiaries, (iii)(aa) names and (bb) contact details of the previous owners and (iv) exact GPS co-ordinates in respect of each title deed?

Reply:

(a)(i),(ii) 302 title deeds directly transferred for agricultural developments from 1 April 2009 until 31 March 2018. Please refer to the table for provincial breakdown.

Provincial Department

Number of Tittle Deeds transferred

Eastern Cape

39

Free State

56

Gauteng

15

KwaZulu Natal

26

Limpopo

78

Mpumalanga

23

Northern Cape

9

North West

36

Western Cape

20

(b)(i),(ii),(iii)(aa),(bb),(iv) Please refer to Annexure A.

12 July 2018 - NW2009

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by his department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) Whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) 2015/2016 = 48

            2016/2017 = 44

           2017/2018 = 44

(ii) 1 April 2018 = 5

(b) 2015/2016 = R432 205.24

     2016/2017 = R361 207.34

     2017/2018 = R658 300.07

     1 April 2018 = R 34 143.43

(c) (i) 2015/2016 = 50

         2016/2017 = 67

         2017/2018 = 38

          1 April 2018 = 0

(ii) 2015/2016 = The repair cost exceeds 50% of the purchase price which is not economical to repair and others written off

     2016/2017 = the repair cost exceeds 50% of the purchase price Which is not economical to repair and others written off

     2017/2018 = The repair cost exceeds 50% of the purchase price which is not economical to repair and others written off

     1 April 2018 = 0

2. There are no tracking devices installed on all the departmental vehicles

12 July 2018 - NW2078

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether (a) his department, (b) the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and/or (c) Metrorail had any discussions with the KwaZulu-Natal Member of the Executive Council responsible for transport or the eThekwini Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport on the possibility of extending the northern rail lines in Durban to the King Shaka International Airport with the intention of running a new train service from King Shaka via Durban North to the downtown areas of the eThekwini Metropolitan City; if not, are any meetings planned in future; if so, (i) on what date did each meeting occur and (ii) which spheres of Government were in attendance; (2) (a) have any engineering or feasibility studies been completed on the possibility of constructing an extension to the rail service, (b) what is the direct line distance in kilometres and metres between the closest rail line of either Prasa, Metrorail or Transnet to the King Shaka International Airport and (c) what is the average cost per kilometre of constructing new rail lines in the country in terms of the 2018 prices; (3) does his department, Prasa or Metrorail plan to implement such a rail line in future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) The Department of Transport has not entered into such discussions ;

(b) PRASA have met with the KwaZulu-Natal Member of the Executive Council responsible for Transport and the Portfolio Committee on Transport Oversight to provide an update on programmes and initiatives at PRASA. One of the areas covered during these meetings was PRASA’s future rail planning, including the conceptual planning study for the Northern Rail Linkages (inclusive of King Shaka International Airport).

 (i) The dates on which meetings occured were as follows :

KZN MEC for Transport - August 2016

Portfolio Committee – October 2016 and February 2017

(ii) Provincial government

2. (a) A conceptual planning study has been undertaken on potential future rail linkages serving the northern areas, including King Shaka International Airport.

(b) The north coast line, owned by Transnet, is the closest rail line with Tongaat and Nyaninga stations nearest to King Shaka International Airport. In terms of approximate straight line distance between King Shaka International Airport and these stations, the distance is 3km and 5km for Nyaninga and Tongaat stations respectively.

(c) Prices vary in terms of the terrain and engineering solution required. Tunneling and viaduct will be more expensive than at-grade construction. The approximate average cost per kilometre for new line is between R100m – R300m.

3. The conceptual planning study as alluded to above, identified future rail linkages to the northern areas that may be viable in the medium – longer term. It is therefore included as part of PRASA’s longer term rail network expansion plans. Furthermore, the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs has advertised a tender for the appointment of a service provider to determine the optimal public transport solution link for the King Shaka International Airport. The DoT and PRASA will assume a leadership role should rail be found the optimal solution.

 

12 July 2018 - NW2085

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Ngwenya, Ms W to ask the Minister of Transport

Is there a future plan to implement an upgraded express train connecting Carletonville, Krugersdorp, Randfontein and Central Johannesburg; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) currently provides a rail service from Randfontein to Park (Central Johannesburg) Station. An express service, Randfontein Metroplus Express, departs Randfontein at 06h00 in the morning. The Express Service has unfortunately not been operating on a regular basis due to the limited availability of trains. PRASA has however identified the opportunity in the medium term to run faster services from Randfontein to reduce the travelling time to Park Station. This entails running an outer-service from Randfontein to Krugersdorp with limited stops thereafter an inner-service from Krugersdorp stopping at all stations. This will become possible once the train fleet allocation for Gauteng has stabilised and increased.

There are currently no short term plans to extend the service to Carletonville based on the current demand requirements and fleet availability. PRASA is however involved in the update and development of the Integrated Transport Plans and transport demand model for the West Rand and will update its plans accordingly should future transport demand warrant a rail service.

 

12 July 2018 - NW1832

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied her on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to her department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a),(b),(i),(ii) No.

(aa)(bb),(aaa),(bbb),(cc),(aaa),(bbb) Falls away.

2. Falls away.

12 July 2018 - NW2083

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, with regard to the passenger rail service provided by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa between Buffalo City/East London, Butterworth and Umtata, it is envisaged that the rail line will be upgraded to provide a regional passenger rail service that would operate on improved timetables, instead of the current slow and unreliable service on the specified route; if not, why not; if so, on what date(s) will such improvements be implemented; (2) whether it is envisaged that a proper rail service will be implemented on this whole route instead of using buses for certain sections of the route; if not, why not; (3) will the Government provide budgetary funds towards the upgrading of the specified rail line, as the service is entirely devoted to serving the rural poor?

Reply:

1. A rail service between East London and Mthatha, known as the Kei Rail service, was provided in the past. The service has been stopped as it was unsustainable. The patronage was very low for a rail service and the travel time exceedingly long due to the terrain and rail geometry. The journey by rail was approximately 12 hours as compared to 3 hours by road.

Subsequently, in 2013 The Eastern Cape Department of Transport further investigated the feasibility of the Kei Rail service and confirmed that in its current state it was not economically viable as a stand alone passenger service. Other road based public transport modes were found to be more economically viable. The railway line is currently owned by Transnet and the provision of a passenger rail service for socio-economic reasons was always considered a possibility on the basis of having a sustainable freight service to offset the costs. Unfortunately, sustainbale freight operations on this corridor has not yet materialised.

There are no plans at this point in time to reintroduce the service.

2. See above

3. Current studies undertaken suggest little justification for investment at this point in time.

 

11 July 2018 - NW1954

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Sonti, Ms NP to ask the Minister of Police

(a} What is the total number of (i} land and (ii) house evictions that were (aa} executed and/or (bb} supported by the SA Police Service in (aaa} 2017 and (bbb) 2018, (b} where did each eviction take place and (c) what number of people were evicted in each case?

Reply:

(a}(i) Unknown.

(a}(ii) Unknown.

(aa) Unknown.

(bb} Unknown.

(aaa} Unknown.

(bbb) Unknown.

(b) and (c) The South African Police Service (SAPS} only supports the Municipal Police or the Sherriff of the Court when the evictions become violent and are classified as violent public protests. The SAPS does not keep the statistics of evicted people, since it is not a SAPS key function.

Reply to question 1954 recommended

LIEUTENANT GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date:

Reply to question 1954 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
BH CELE, MP
Date: 2018-07-09

11 July 2018 - NW2140

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Did a certain person (name furnished) ever sign any internal memoranda of the National Treasury; if so, (a) in what capacity did the specified person sign, (b) what was the subject of each memorandum signed and (c) who delegated the powers to sign internal documents; (2) whether the specified person was requested in writing to stop representing the National Treasury and claiming to be the Chief Director at National Treasury when the person was in fact a consultant; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) by whom and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) to (c) Yes, as with persons employed or contracted in the National Treasury, the person has signed various internal memoranda of the National Treasury, all related to her area of work, but such signing was always to make recommendations for the consideration of her manager and ultimately to the Director-General or the Minister, for approval. In order to ensure transparency and accountability, it has been practice in the National Treasury for many years that decisions to be taken in terms of law are supported by written memoranda submitted to the Director-General and, where applicable, also to the Minister. These memoranda are signed by the relevant officials, advisors or contractors asked to comment or make recommendations to the decision-maker. The decision-making within the department vests with the Director-General, and in some instances, the Minister, but in some cases, they have delegated decision-making authority to an official reporting directly to the Director-General.

It will not be cost-effective to examine all memoranda signed by the named person. The named person has provided excellent service, particularly to support the Twin Peaks financial sector regulatory reform related to market conduct and the fair treatment of financial sector customers. If there is any evidence of wrong-doing, the Honorable Member is welcome to submit it to me so that the National Treasury can investigate it.

2. (a) and (b): The person was contracted to act against a chief director position, until such time as a new chief director was appointed. This was in line with the general practice in the National Treasury when some consultants acted against vacant positions. This practice was terminated following a direction by Mr M Gigaba when he was Minister of Finance, which the department then began to implement around October 2017.

11 July 2018 - NW2171

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Police

What is the (a) rank and (b) current number of police officers (i) at each station and (ii) in each province?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii) The detailed information, per station and, per salary level/rank, is reflected in the annexure.

The salary levels relate to the following ranks:
 

SALARY LEVEL

RANK

Salary Level 13

Brigadier

Salary Level 12

Colonel

Salary Level 10

Lieutenant Colonel

Salary Level 8

Captain

Salary Level 7

Warrant Officer

Salary Level 6

Sergeant

Salary Level 5

Constable

Salary Level 1-4

Student Constable


A summary of information requested, is as follows:

Police Service Act Personnel at Police Stations: June 2018 (PERSAP)
 

Total Police Act

Western Cape

13 602

Eastern Cape

11 611

Northern Cape

4 238

Free State

6 740

KwaZulu-Natal

15 794

North West

5 189

Mpumalanga

6 325

Limpopo

6 965

Gauteng

22 228

Total

92 692


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11 July 2018 - NW2099

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to the letter addressed to Ms N W A Mazzone from the Deputy Governor of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), dated 2 May 2018, what are the details of the actions taken against the Bank of Baroda by the supervision department of the SARB pursuant to its responsibilities as enshrined in the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Act 38 of 2001?

Reply:

I am informed by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) that its former Bank Supervision Department (BSD), which is absorbed into the new Prudential Authority (PA), conducted an onsite inspection in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act at the Bank of Baroda in 2014 and found deficiencies relating to compliance with the FIC Act as well as weaknesses in controls to counter money laundering and terrorist financing. The BSD instructed the Bank of Baroda to remediate the weaknesses found, after which the Bank of Baroda assured the BSD that such compliance deficiencies had been remediated.

BSD conducted a follow-up inspection in 2016 and found that there were still FIC Act compliance deficiencies as well as weaknesses in controls to counter money laundering and terrorist financing.

The SA Reserve Bank is not able to disclose at this stage the specific administrative sanctions it may have recommended, as the process for imposing any administrative sanctions (including whether both parties accept the outcome) has not as yet been completed.

11 July 2018 - NW2065

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van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training

(1)How do the (a) salary bands, (b) conditions of service, (c) opportunities for promotions and (d) awards for excellent performance of lecturers at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges compare with those of educators at public schools; (2) what options are open to college managers to (a) recruit and (b) retain college lecturers with scarce skills in fields where the remuneration levels of persons with comparable qualifications and practical experience in the private sector are considerably higher than in the public sector; (3) (a) what are the plans of her department to link the conditions of service of TVET college lecturers and managers to their performance and (b) will the achievements of learners in external assessments be linked to the performance of lecturers?

Reply:

(1)(a) Lecturers in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET colleges are on similar salary bands to that of educators in public schools. In 2010, a Collective Agreement to create parity between the salaries of TVET college lecturers and educators in public schools was reached in the Education Labour Relations Council - Further Education and Training College Bargaining Unit (ELRC - FETCBU). The ELRC - FETCBU Collective Agreement 1 of 2010 was implemented in all the public TVET colleges.

(b) The ELRC - FETCBU Collective Agreement 3 of 2013 brought parity in conditions of service between TVET college lecturers and educators in public schools. College-paid lecturers who did not receive benefits such as a pension and medical aid were then offered 37% in lieu of benefits.

The transfer of all TVET college lecturers to the Department on 1 April 2015 further ensured that all lecturers received benefits and moved away from the 37% in lieu of benefits. Where lecturers are alleging to have lesser conditions of service than educators, these are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act (CET Act) 16 of 2006 as amended, no public TVET college lecturer, either paid through PERSAL or being a college council employee, should be subjected to lesser conditions of service than what is provided in the public service in general.

(c) Lecturers in the public TVET colleges have equal opportunities for promotions like those experienced by educators in public schools. The difference would be in the availability of promotional posts, given the vast number of public schools compared to TVET colleges.

(d) Currently, at a national level, there are no awards for the excellent performance of lecturers. However, at individual TVET college level, some colleges recognise lecturers for excellent performance. The Department is in the process of initiating plans on a national level to recognise excellent performance of lecturers and once finalised; it will be communicated to the TVET colleges and public.

(2)(a) In terms of Section 20(1)(b) of the CET Act 16 of 2006 as amended, college councils can establish additional posts for colleges over and above what the Minister has established. Section 20(4)(c) of the Act also states that the council must remunerate staff from the funds received by the public college in question from other sources than the money received in terms of section 22 of the Act. Further, in terms of Section 20(4)(d) of the Act, a college council must determine the functions, conditions of service and privileges for staff appointed in additional posts.

(b) In terms of Section 20(4)(e) of the CET Act 16 of 2006 as amended, a college council must remunerate staff in additional posts, that is no less than the remuneration paid to staff appointed in terms of the Public Service Act, appointed by the Minister.

College councils are empowered to pay comparable remuneration to retain college lecturers with scarce skills in fields where the remuneration levels of persons with comparable qualifications and practical experience in the private sector are considerably higher than in the public sector. Where such lecturers are not in posts created by the council(s) in terms of Section 20(1)(b), councils may by agreement with the Minister, pay top-up salaries to Ministerial appointed staff who possess such scarce skills to retain them. Processes to review personnel administrative measures suitable to TVET colleges are underway and should pronounce in favour of such eventualities to enhance the retention of lecturers with scarce skills.

(3(a) Currently, TVET college managers like all managers within the public service sign performance agreements with their supervisors annually and they are awarded performance bonuses based on the achievements of agreed upon targets. Lecturers are awarded pay progression based on the Integrated Quality Management System, a performance assessment tool that is largely viewed as having failed to serve its purpose. The process of reviewing the personnel administrative measures for TVET college lecturers will address amongst others, the lecturer performance management and development system, which should have a clear link between their conditions of service and performance.

(b) The review of personnel administrative measures will also consider linking the achievements of learners in external assessments and the performance of lecturers.