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08 November 2016 - NW2244

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How many tenders were awarded by her department for scholar transport in the past three financial years to date, (b) to whom was each of the specified tenders awarded, (c) when was each tender awarded, (d) what were the time frames in each case, (e) what was the value of each tender, (f) what conditions were attached to each tender and (g) what mechanisms were put in place to ensure that the conditions of each tender were met by the successful tender recipients?

Reply:

The Department of Transport is not responsiblefor the procurement of scholar transport services. The responsibility to procure scholar transport services resides with provincial Departments of Transport and Education as contracting authorities.

No tenders were awarded by this department for scholar transport in the past three financial years

08 November 2016 - NW2249

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether her department has complied with all court orders that were issued in respect of the Tasima matter; if not, (a) why not, in each case and (b) which court orders did her department not comply with; if so, what is the position in this regard; (2) (a) what amount did her department pay to Tasima since the last court order was issued, (b) on what date were the specified payments made and (c) what were the reasons for each payment made?

Reply:

(1) The Department has complied with all court orders in the Tasima matter.

(2) (a) The Department has paid the total amounts of R55 769 058.44.

(b) They were paid on 2 September 2016, 29 September 2016 and 26 October 2016.

(c) It was payment for services rendered by Tasima on the eNatis including payments to third parties amongst those Telkom and the South African Post Office.

01 November 2016 - NW2160

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) is being done to improve road safety in preparation for the anticipated high volume of vehicles expected on the roads in all provinces during the upcoming 2016 festive season, (b) coordination is being done with other levels of Government in this regard and (c) targets have been set?

Reply:

a) The National Road Safety Steering Committee (NRSSC) as a Coordinating structure for Road Safety in the Republic and as mandated by the Minister of Transport has in collaboration with Provinces collected and analyzed Road Traffic information consisting of a 5 year historic information on traffic flows, fatalities and fatal crashes for purposes of 2016/2017 Festive Season Strategic Operational Planning with the following focus areas amongst others: 

  • Pedestrian management and enforcement;
  • Drinking and driving;
  • Speed enforcement;
  • Vehicle roadworthy testing 
  • Public transport;
  • Passenger safety;
  • Fatigue management and 
  • Moving violations. 

The Strategic Operational Plan will also focus on key high traffic volume routes like the N1, N3, N4 etc. Built up areas will be prioritized particularly during days and times that have been identified to be responsible for high fatality rate.

b) The Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETCOM) as a subcommittee of NRSSC is in the process of coordinating the development and consolidation of both national, provincial and municipal road safety plans in order to produce one Integrated Festive Season Road Safety and Traffic Law Enforcement Plan for 2016. 

c) The National Road Safety Steering Committee has adopted a 50% reduction of reported fatalities as compared to figure reported in the previous festive season period. This target is informed by the target set in the United Nations Decade of Action 2020 and the draft National Road Safety Strategy 2016-2030 target.

01 November 2016 - NW2159

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) were the gross annual salaries of each chief executive officer (CEO) of each entity reporting to her, (b) (i) benefits of any description and (ii) monetary value in each case that the specified CEOs enjoyed and (c) increases in (i) gross annual salary and (ii) benefits awarded in the past three financial years?

Reply:

PORTS REGULATOR OF SOUTH AFRICA (PRSA)

Chief Executive Officer

Earnings

2013/14 (000)

2014/15 (000)

2015/16 (000)

Mahesh Fakir (appointed 01 May 2014)

Basic salary

-

1568

1591

 

Taxable allowance

-

565

668

 

Performance bonus

-

-

334

 

Total

 

2133

2593

Marissa Damons (Acting CEO effective August 2013 to 30 April 2014)

Basic salary

524

691

-

 

Taxable allowance

204

250

-

 

Performance bonus

 

253

-

 

Medical aid allowance*

28

38

-

 

Acting allowance

255

33

-

 

Total

1 011

1265

-

Riad Khan (CEO contract expired on 15 July 2013)

Basic salary

594

-

-

 

Leave pay

362

-

-

 

Total

956

-

-

(a) The table above details the gross remuneration that was paid to each CEO for the past three financial years. Note that Mr Khan and Ms Damons were only employed for part of the year in 2013/14 and 2014/15 respectively.

(b) (i) In terms of the conditions of service of the Ports Regulator, senior employees do not get any benefits except for the UIF, (ii) which is included in gross income and not paid over and above the amounts in the table.

(c) (i) The salary increases that were received by the CEO’s were in line with the PSCBC resolutions for sms employees. (ii) there were no increases in benefits awarded as there were no benefits awarded.

*The medical aid allowance for Marissa Damons was not a benefit but rather part of her gross remuneration based on how she structured her package.

RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR (RSR)

Year

Basic Salary

(R)

Performance bonus

(R)

Allowances

(R)

Other: Pension & Medical Aid

(R)

Total

(R)

2013/14

1 688 133

-

16 945

45 701

1 750 779

2014/15

2 126 729

112 800

36 675

66 409

2 342 613

2015/16

3 227 874

313 594

36 646

72 659

3 650 773

Total

7 042 736

426 394

90 266

184 768

7 744 164

ROAD ACCIDENT FUND (RAF)

In the past three financial years,

  1. the gross annual salary of the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Road Accident Fund was,

(b) (i) which included the following benefits enjoyed by the CEO,

and (ii) with the following monetary value in each case,

and was awarded the following increases in(c)(i) gross annual salary,

and (c)(ii), benefits

2013-2014

R4 170 044.00

  1. Medical Aid
  1. Momentum Funeral Scheme
  1. Cellphone Allowance
  1. Performance Bonus awarded after annual audits and a review of performance against an approved scorecard

R75 840.00

R0

R60 000 per financial year

R1 849 414.51

Mid increase 8.76%

Annual increase 6%

Medical Aid: 9%

2014-2015

R4 703 247.00

  1. Medical Aid
  1. Momentum Funeral Scheme
  1. Cellphone Allowance
  1. Performance Bonus awarded after annual audits and a review of performance against an approved scorecard

R82 818.00

R0

R60 000 per financial year

R1 900 706.07

6.4%

Medical Aid: 9%

Performance Bonus: 2.77%

2015-2016

R4 985 331.00

  1. Medical Aid
  1. Momentum Funeral Scheme
  1. Cellphone Allowance
  1. Performance Bonus awarded after annual audits and a review of performance against an approved scorecard

R90 831.00

R0

R60 000 per financial year

R1 918 882.13

6%

Medical Aid: 9%

Performance Bonus: 0.95%

AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA (ACSA)

What:

(a) were the gross annual salaries of your chief executive officer (CEO) of each entity reporting to her,

Answer: The annual gross salary for Airports Company South Africa CEO is R3,929,502

(b) (i) benefits of any description; and

Answer: The CEO qualified for medical aid and pension fund benefits. These benefits are included in the above mentioned gross annual salary of R 3,929,520

(ii) monetary value in each case that the specified CEOs enjoyed and

Answer: There is no additional monetary value that the CEO received

(c) increases in

(i) gross annual salary and

2014: Answer: The CEO received a 5.4% (new salary R3,478,212) salary increase as approved by the Board of ACSA and the decision was implemented with effect from the 1st of September 2014.

2015: Answer: The CEO received a 6,58% (new salary R 3,707,078) salary increase as approved by the Board of ACSA and the decision was implemented with effect from the 1st of September 2015.

2016: Answer: The CEO received a 6% (new salary R3,929,502) salary increase as approved by the Board of ACSA and the decision was implemented with effect from the 1st of September 2016.

(ii) benefits awarded in the past three financial years?

2014: Answer: No additional benefits were awarded other than the above mentioned benefits, i.e medical aid and pension fund.

A variable performance bonus amounting to R1,570,573 was paid to the CEO in 2014.

2015: Answer: No additional benefits were awarded other than the above mentioned benefits, i.e medical aid and pension fund.

A variable performance bonus amounting to R1,826,061 was paid to the CEO in 2015. Further in lieu of closed Long Term Incentive Scheme (LTIS), the Board approved the deferred accumulated LTI amounting to R1,723,534 to be paid to the CEO in 2015.

2016: Answer: No additional benefits were awarded other than the above mentioned benefits, i.e medical aid and pension fund. No performance bonus was paid to the CEO in 2016.

AIR TRAFFIC AND NAVIGATION SERVICES (ATNS)

What:

(a) were the gross annual salaries of your chief executive officer (CEO) of each entity reporting to her,

- 2013/14 - R3,000,000-00

- 2014/15 - R3,201,000-00

- 2015/16 - R3,457,080-00

- 2016/17 - R3,699,076-00

(b) (i) Benefits of any description; and

- Pension Fund; Medical Aid; 25 working days annual leave; R2500-00 cellphone allowance and Business Class Travel

- Performance Bonus

(ii) Monetary value in each case that the specified CEOs enjoyed.

  • 2015/16 Statutory Benefits R452,358.1
  • Performance Bonus R841,695-00

(c) Increases in

(i) Gross annual salary; and

2014/15 - 6,7%

2015/16 - 8%

2016/17 - 7%

(ii) Benefits awarded in the past three financial years?

Pension Fund; Medical Aid; Performance Bonus; 25 working days annual leave; R2500-00 cellphone allowance and Business-Class Travel

ROAD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (RTMC)

Period

Basic Salary

Non Pensionable Allowance

Package

Increase Percentage

Performance Bonus

Total

2016/2017

2700 000.00

1800 000.00

4 500 000.00

0%

 

4 500 000.00

2015/2016

2700 000.00

1800 000.00

4 500 000.00

55%

1 450 000.00

5 950 000.00

2014/2015

1 740 000.00

1 160 000.00

2 900 000.00

0%

208 634.00

3 108 634.00

2013/2014

435 000.00

233 450.00

2 900 000.00

 

-

668 450.00

Response

(b) (ii)

(b) (i), (b) (ii)

(a) @(i)

@

(b) (ii)

 

Narrative :

2013/2014

Pro rata payment for the fourth quarter (Date of assumption of duties 1st of January 2014.)

2014/2015

Package was subject to performance and re-determination pending Negotiations.

2015/2016

Included the re-determination of the salary negotiations and performance as per employment contract.

2016/2017

Awaiting performance assessment and salary increment/negotiations.

SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (SACAA)

1. Gross Annual salaries

The Gross annual salaries paid to the Director of Civil Aviation A for the past 3 financial years were as follows

2013/14 Financial Year: R2,500,000.00

2014/15 Financial Year: R2,500,000.00

2015/16 Financial Year: R2,677,500.00

The above salaries includes basic salary, provident fund and medical aid.

2. Salary Increase

The DCA was appointed on 1 December 2013 and there was no increase paid for the financial year ending 2014/2015. The DCA received her first increase of 7% in 2015/2016 Financial year.

3. Performance Bonus

The performance bonus was paid as follows

2013/14 Financial Year : R290,969.00

2014/15 Financial Year : R585,109.60

2015/16 Financial Year : R840,779.99

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED (SANRAL)

SANRAL CEO: Mr Nazir Alli – Annual Remuneration

(a) and (b): SANRAL operates on a cost to company (CTC) basis. The gross amount paid includes the company’s contribution to medical aid and provident fund. The table below gives a breakdown as reported in the Annual Reports for the respective financial years:

REMUNERATION

Gross Salary

Performance Payments & long service awards

Other contributions (Travel and medical allowances)

Pension contributions

Total

R ‘000

FY 2013/14

2 016

1 067

121

405

3 609

FY 2014/15

2 214

1 270

103

445

4 032

FY 2015/16

2 502

1 280

46

185

4 013

(c) The CEO’s salary has not been adjusted for the financial years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017

ROAD TRAFFIC INFRINGEMENT AGENCY (RTIA)

(a)

  • 2013/2014 Gross Annual salaries –R894 045
  • 2014/2015 Gross Annual salaries –R939 248
  • 2015/2016 Gross Annual salaries –R1 010 121

(b)

(i) Benefits –Non pensionable allowance, Car Allowance, Housing Allowance, Pension Fund, Medical Aid, Bonus.

(ii)

  • 2013/2014 Total Benefits R742 923
  • 2014/2015 Total Benefits R780 758
  • 2015/2016 Total Benefits R2 370 076

(c) (i)

  • 2013/2014 Increase in gross annual salary R26 994
  • 2013/2014 Increase in gross annual salary R45 203
  • 2013/2014 Increase in gross annual salary R70 873

(ii)

  • 2013/2014 Total increase benefits R49 519
  • 2014/2015 Total increase benefits R37 835
  • 2015/2016 Total increase benefits R1 589 318

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY (SAMSA)

(a) The annual salaries of the SAMSA CEO were as follows:

2013/14 R2 858 000

2014/15 R3 040 912

2015/16 R3 199 544

(b) i.The benefits for the SAMSA CEO were as follows:

Benefits

13th cheque

Provident Fund

Travel Allowance

Bonus

b.ii Monetary value in each case that the specified CEOs enjoyed

Benefit

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

13th cheque

218 000

238 000

267 000

Provident Fund

417 000

446 000

493 000

Travel Allowance

0

0

22 000

Bonus

1 089 000

0

0

NB: The bonus amount paid in the 2013/14 financial year was for two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13)

(c) i.The following increases were awarded to the SAMSA CEO over the period:

Year

Percentage Increase

2014/15

6.4%

2015/16

5.2%

ii. Benefits awarded in the past three financial years

Benefit

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

13th cheque

218 000

238 000

267 000

Provident Fund

417 000

446 000

493 000

Travel Allowance

0

0

22 000

Bonus

1 089 000

0

0

NB: The bonus amount paid in the 2013/14 financial year was for two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13)

CROSS-BORDER ROAD TRANSPORT AGENCY (C-BRTA)

For the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency, (a) the gross annual salaries for the Chief Executive Officer with (b) benefits, (ii) monetary values and (c) increases in (i) gross annual salary and benefits awarded in the past three financial years (2015/2016; 2014/2015 and 2013/2014) are depicted in the table below:

Year

Increase Date

(a) Gross Annual Salary

(b) (i) Annual Cellphone Allowance

(b) (ii) Performance Bonus

(c) (i) Increase %

(c)(ii) Reimbursive Expenditure

(c)(ii) 5 Year Long Service Award

Total

2015 / 2016

01-Apr-16

 

2 366 117,16

65 316,00

155 681,33

5,90%

86 382,46

2 542,45

2 676 039,40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 /2015

01-Apr-14

2 234 293,92

65 316,00

144 149,39

7,90%

29 268,80

-

2 473 028,11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 / 2014

01-Apr-13

2 070 708,04

65 316,00

-

8,00%

47 199,94

-

2 183 223,98

PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA (PRASA)

(a) PRASA pays Total Guaranteed Pay Packages inclusive of all benefits:

Entity

Name

2013

2014

2015

2016 (Prorata)

Comments

PRASA Group

TL Montana

R5 343 063

R5 623 531

R5 903 999

0

The GCEO has been with PRASA for the past 10 years and thus enjoyed annual increases over the period.

 

N Khena

     

R2 753 902

Received an Acting allowance as the Acting Group CEO following the resignation of the GCEO

             

RAIL

EM Mofi

R3 159 000

R3 348 540

R3 542 755

R1 877 659

 

CRES

PT Ngubane

R116 883

R2 500 000

R2 650 000

R1 324 999

 

TECH

S Zamxaka

R2 527 200

R2 678 832

R2 839 561

0

 
 

D Kekana

     

R2 640 942

Is the Acting CEO, but has not yet been paid the Acting Allowance

Intersite

M Ngoye

R2 448 600

       
 

PA Gombert

 

R1 855 927

R1 967 793

   
 

NC Molepo

     

R3 901 027

 

Autopax

TR Kgaboesele

R2 893 800

       
 

N Khena

 

R2 316 600

R2 455 596

   
 

BB Kupe

     

R2 337 200

 

(b)(i)(ii) Mr Nathi Khena was the Acting Group CEO from July 2015 – July 2016 and received an acting allowance of R277 920 for 2015 and R294 671 for 2016.

Ms Tara Ngubane was appointed the CEO of PRASA CRES and received a 28% increase on her salary. David Kekana is the Acting CEO of PRASA Tech, but is not yet receiving an allowance for his acting.

Mr Patrick Gombert was the Acting CEO from 2015 – 2016 and received an acting allowance of R222 711 for 2015 and R236 135 for 2016.

(c)(i)

Entity

Name

2013

2014

2015

2016 (Prorata)

Comments

PRASA Group

TL Montana

320,583.78

6%

R280 468

5%

R280 468

5%

0

The GCEO had been with PRASA for the past 10 years and thus enjoyed annual increases over the period.

 

N Khena

     

R2 753 902

Received an Acting allowance as Acting Group CEO following the resignation of the CEO

RAIL

EM Mofi

R189 540

6%

R183 222

5.8 %

R200 912

6%

R212 565

6%

 

CRES

PT Ngubane

6%

R116 883

6%

R551 950

5.8%

R150 000

6%

R159 000

6%

 

TECH

S Zamxaka

R151 632

R 151 632

R160 577

0

 

Intersite

M Ngoye

R146 916

6%

       
 

NC Molepo

     

R1 300 342

 

Autopax

TR Kgaboesele

R173 628

6%

       
 

BB Kupe

     

R1 188 600

 

(ii) There were no additional benefits that the CEOs enjoyed except the annual increases that are specified above.

01 November 2016 - NW2127

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether (a) she and/or (b) any provincial Member of the Executive Council has issued any authorisations in terms of section 81(1) of the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996, since the commencement of the Act; if not, how is authorisation given for vehicles that do not comply with the Act to travel on roads legally; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) Since the commencement of the National Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996; the powers to authorise abnormal vehicles were within the Provincial Member of the Executive Council. In 2010 the National Road Traffic Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No.64 of 2008) was proclaimed. This Amendment Act transferred the functions to issue authorisations for abnormal vehicles to be operated on the public roads from the Provincial Member of the Executive Council to the Minister of Transport.

In terms of Section 81(1), every vehicle that is not compliant with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Act in terms of vehicular dimensions and axle masses must be issued with a principle approval by the Minister of Transport before it is manufactured, purchased or imported. Approvals are granted on a letter from the Department of Transport detailing the vehicle identification number, dimensions and masses of the vehicle concerned.

11 October 2016 - NW1922

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether she has issued any regulations to prevent aircraft falling into Chapter 2 regarding aircraft noise classification from entering the South African airspace; if not, why not; if so, (a) which regulations were issued, (b) when did the specified regulations take place, (c) what are the reasons and (d) when did the specified regulations come into effect; (2) Whether there are any exemptions to the specified regulations; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) why are the specified exemptions in place?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

1. (a) Regulation 91.07.16(2) prohibits, as from 1 January 2016, Chapter 2 from operating in the South African airspace. (b) The said regulation was published on Government Gazette No. 39339 of 30 October 2015. The regulations introduced by the said Gazette came into force 30 days after publication. However, regulation 91.07.16(2) prevented the operation of Chapter 2 aircraft as from 1 January 2016. (c) South Africa has an obligation to implement Standards and Recommended Practices issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the form of Annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) to which South Africa is a member. ICAO required all its Member States to phase out Chapter 2 aircraft. (d) The prohibition came into effect from 1 January 2016.

2. There are no specified exemptions. In terms of Regulation 11.04.1, the Director of Civil Aviation may exempt an applicant from any requirement prescribed in the regulations. The procedure for applying for an exemption is prescribed by Regulation 11.04.2. To date, there has not been an application made to the Director of Civil Aviation for an exemption from the requirements prescribed in Regulation 91.07.16(2).

10 October 2016 - NW1929

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to her are involved in the latest Gautrain expansion plans; if so, in each case, what are the (i) relevant details and (ii) cost implications?

Reply:

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

(b) The Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA) does not have any involvement in the Gautrain development plans. (i) Not applicable; (ii) Not applicable.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

(b) ATNS is not involved in the latest Gautrain expansion plans; (i) Not applicable; (ii) Not applicable.

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(b) N/A and/or (b) the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority is not involved in the latest Gautrain expansion plans; (i) Not Applicable; (ii) Not Applicable.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(a) The Feasibility Study for the Gauteng Rapid Rail Extensions is carried out by the Gautrain Management Agency acting on behalf of the Gauteng Provincial Government. The National Department of Transport is involved as a stakeholder and is awaiting the outcome of the Study so as to study its contents.

(b)(i)&(ii) The cost implications are unknown at this stage. The Feasibility Study is prepared on the basis that it falls under Treasury Regulation 16 and will also be submitted to the National Treasury for consideration. The Feasibility Study is expected to be completed in the month of September 2016 but the date of submission to the National Treasury is still to be finalised by the Gauteng Provincial Government.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

SAMSA is not involved in the latest expansion plans. Accordingly there are no details or cost implications to provide.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator is not involved in any way what so ever in the Gautrain expansion plans.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

Railway Safety Regular is not involved in any way what so ever in the Gautrain expansions plans

Cross Border Road Transport Agency

The CBRTA is not involved in the latest Gautrain explains plans

  1. N/A
  2. N/A

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

The RAF is not involved in the latest Gautrain explains plans

  1. N/A
  2. N/A

Road Traffic Management Traffic Corporation (RTMC)

The RTMC is not involved in the latest Gautrain explains plans

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

The RTIA is not involved in the latest Gautrain explains plans

South African Road Limited Agency Limited (SANRAL)

The Sanral is not involved in the latest Gautrain explains plans

10 October 2016 - NW1925

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 1028 on 25 April2016, (a) when did the specified launch take place and (b) by when will applications open for interprovincial transport services?

Reply:

(a) The National Public Transport Regulator was operationalised on 29th July 2016 to receive applications for tourism transport services.

(b) Applications for inter-provincial transport services will be phased in at a later stage once the Minister of Public Service and Administration has approved the creation of additional capacity to carry out all other functions of the NPTR.

10 October 2016 - NW2112

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising 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 (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

Department

(a) (i) Africa News Network 7 – Nil.

(ii)(aa) SABC TV R715, 010, 84 on.

(bb) SAC radio stations R4, 975, 156, 12

(iii) National commercial radio stations - Nil

(iv) (aa) Television - Nil

(bb) Community radio stations R322, 000

(aaa) 2015-16 financial year – R 6, 012,166, 96

 

(bbb) Since 1 April 2016 – R979, 413.44

  • SABC Radio Stations – R627,000,00
  • Commercial Regional – R152, 413.44

- Community Radio station – R200,00.00

(b) Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

 (i) None

 (ii) None

 (iii) Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited used the services of Classic FM to promote the company’s sponsorship and participation in the Aviation Outlook Africa Conference and Exhibition on 30 June – 1 July 2015. The company spent R200, 000.00 to sponsor the Classic Business Show as sponsorship leverage for the above mentioned conference and exhibition.

 (iv) (aa) None

(bb) None

(aaa) None

(bbb) None

(b) Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

B – Entity Reporting to The Minister

(aaa) – 2015/16

(bbb) – from 1 April 2016

i

None

None

ii

None

Yes

aa

None

None

bb

None

Yes(see below)

iii

None

R90 000 (Metro FM)

iv

None

Yes

aa

None

None

bb

None

R66 836

(b) South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(a) Not applicable.

(b) South African Civil Aviation Authority.

(i) Nothing was spent on Africa News Network 7,

(ii) South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

(aa) R458 848.80 on SABC 1 and SABC 2; and

(bb) R180 000 on Motsweding FM,

(iii) Nothing was spent on National Commercial Radio Stations; and

(iv) (aa) Nothing was spent on community television stations; and

(bb) R321 500,00 was spent on advertising on the following radio stations: North West FM, Mafisa FM, Vaaltar FM, Star FM, Modiri FM, Lichvaal Stereo, Kopanong FM, Mmabatho FM, Mafikeng FM and North-West University FM;

(aaa) In the 2015-16 financial year, a total of R960 348.80 was spent on radio and TV advertising; and

(bbb) Since 1 April 2016 nothing was spent on radio and TV advertising.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

(b) the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency

spent:

(aaa) In the 2015/16 financial year, and

(bbb) since 1 April 2016

(i) on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(ii) (aa) SA Broadcasting Corporation television channel (SABC) and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(bb) SABC radio Stations

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(iii) National commercial radio stations and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(iv) (aa) community television and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(bb) community radio stations

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

Road Accident Fund

(b) the Road Accident Fund spent:

(aaa) In the 2015/16 financial year, and

(bbb) since 1 April 2016

(i) on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(ii) (aa) SA Broadcasting Corporation television channel (SABC) and

R 1 153 538.00

R 799 193.00

(bb) SABC radio Stations

R 6 684 640.50

R 1 651 014.26

(iii) National commercial radio stations and

R 804 640.50

R 814 771.66

(iv) (aa) community television and

R 22 800.00

R 958 117.88

(bb) community radio stations

R 880 985.87

R 1 064 391.00

South African National Road Agency Limited

(b) the South African National Road Agency Limited spent:

(aaa) In the 2015/16 financial year, and

(bbb) since 1 April 2016

(i) on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

R 200 000.00

R 100 000

(ii) (aa) SA Broadcasting Corporation television channel (SABC) and

R 27 733 958

R 3 095 772

(bb) SABC radio Stations

R 7 838 815

R 1 603 325

(iii) National commercial radio stations and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(iv) (aa) community television and

R 11 785 680

R 72 305

(bb) community radio stations

R 5 868 985

R 1 723 492

Road Traffic Infringement Agency

(b) the Road Traffic Infringement Agency

spent:

(aaa) In the 2015/16 financial year, and

(bbb) since 1 April 2016

(i) on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(ii) (aa) SA Broadcasting Corporation television channel (SABC) and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(bb) SABC radio Stations

R 959 541.48

R 0. 00

(iii) National commercial radio stations and

R 376 963.80

R 0. 00

(iv) (aa) community television and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(bb) community radio stations

R1 544 506.71

R 0. 00

Road Traffic Management Corporation

(b) the Road Traffic Management Corporation spent:

(aaa) In the 2015/16 financial year, and

(bbb) since 1 April 2016

(i) on advertising on the Africa News Network 7 channel

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(ii) (aa) SA Broadcasting Corporation television channel (SABC) and

R 14 019 992

R 3 918 751

(bb) SABC radio Stations

R 11 371 930

R 4 410 218

(iii) National commercial radio stations and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(iv) (aa) community television and

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

(bb) community radio stations

R 0. 00

R 0. 00

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

PRASA has not spent any amount on advertising on any of the platforms for the 2015/16 financial and current to date.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator does not make use of television and radio station for advertisement. The Ports Regulator uses its own website, and newspapers to advertise its events or any other matters to reach its stakeholders.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

The South African Maritime Safety Authority has not spent any money on any of the above mentioned communication channels.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

 

06 October 2016 - NW2112

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising 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 (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(b) Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

     (i) None

     (ii) None

     (iii) Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited used the services of Classic FM to promote the company’s sponsorship and participation in the Aviation Outlook Africa Conference and Exhibition on 30 June – 1 July 2015. The company spent R200, 000.00 to sponsor the Classic Business Show as sponsorship leverage for the above mentioned conference and exhibition.

    (iv) (aa) None

         (bb) None

         (aaa) None

         (bbb) None

(b) Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

B – Entity Reporting to The Minister

(aaa) – 2015/16

(bbb) – from 1 April 2016

i

None

None

ii

None

Yes

aa

None

None

bb

None

Yes(see below)

iii

None

R90 000 (Metro FM)

iv

None

Yes

aa

None

None

bb

None

R66 836

(b) South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(a) Not applicable.

(b) South African Civil Aviation Authority.

(i) Nothing was spent on Africa News Network 7,

(ii) South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

(aa) R458 848.80 on SABC 1 and SABC 2; and

(bb) R180 000 on Motsweding FM,

(iii) Nothing was spent on National Commercial Radio Stations; and

(iv) (aa) Nothing was spent on community television stations; and

(bb) R321 500,00 was spent on advertising on the following radio stations: North West FM, Mafisa FM, Vaaltar FM, Star FM, Modiri FM, Lichvaal Stereo, Kopanong FM, Mmabatho FM, Mafikeng FM and North-West University FM;

(aaa) In the 2015-16 financial year, a total of R960 348.80 was spent on radio and TV advertising; and

(bbb) Since 1 April 2016 nothing was spent on radio and TV advertising.

 

 

29 September 2016 - NW1919

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 405 on 8 March 2016, (a) who are the members of the Traffic Legislation Technical Committee, (b) what criteria were used to appoint the members to the committee and (c) why have certain members serving previously on the committee been excluded?

Reply:

(a) The members of the TLTC are the National Department of Transport together with its Agencies and the 9 Provincial Departments responsible for transport.

(b) Road Traffic Regulation is a functional areas of concurrent National and Provincial legislative competence as provided for in terms of schedule 4 of the Constitution, so each province must form part of this committee for decision making.

(c) There are no members that have been excluded.

29 September 2016 - NW1926

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) were the objectives of the Youth Road Safety Summit launched on 25 June 2016 in Pretoria, Gauteng, (b) was achieve, measured against the specified objectives, (c) are the timeframes for the specified objectives and (d) mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that the specified objectives are met?

Reply:

(a) The Youth Road Safety Summit that was held on 25 June was a culmination of Provincial Road Safety Youth Summits that were held in all provinces. The purpose was to establish a National Structure of young people who are engaged in road safety. The aim is to place youth at the centre of finding solutions to the ever daunting task of road deaths as these affect the youth more than any age category of road users.

(b) A National Structure was established. It is made up of the youth from all provinces and different organisations ranging from businesses, NGOs, (b) faith-based organisations, etc. These were also co-opted into the structure.

(c) The term of office of the elected body is one year. They have the responsibility of developing a programme that will focus on youth and road safety. In developing such a programme, they will take into account what is being done in the fraternity and what the shortcomings area as well as coming up with innovative ways of appealing to the youth. The programmes have to be all inclusive and accomodative of divergent youth of the country.

(d) The RTMC has been mandated to provide support to the national structure, with other road entities interacting with the structure as well. The provinces are expected to play a similar role with regards to supporting the youth structures in respective provinces.

29 September 2016 - NW2077

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether each Head of Department (HOD) of her department signed a performance agreement since their appointment; if not, (a) what is the total number of HODs who have not signed performance agreements, (b) what is the reason in each case, (c) what action has she taken to rectify the situation and (d) what consequences will the specified HOD face for failing to sign the performance agreements; if so, (i) when was the last performance assessment of each HOD conducted and (ii) what were the results in each case; (2) whether any of the HODs who failed to sign a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the specified rate; (3) whether any of the HODs who signed a performance agreement received a performance bonus since their appointment; if so, (a) at what rate and (b) what criteria were used to determine the

Reply:

1. In response to the above-mentioned questions, it should be mentioned that the last permanent HOD left the Department in February 2013. From 2013/14 to 2014/15, i.e. for these two financial years, the Department did not have a permanent HOD, except several tenures of acting appointments.

The next permanent HOD, Mr PG Selepe, was appointed on 25 February 2015 (i.e. one month before the end of the 2014/15 performance cycle).

Mr PG Selepe has signed his Performance Agreement for 2015/16 on 30 June 2015 instead of 31 May, the Performance Agreement was submitted to the Public Service Commission on 30 June 2015 as a requirement for all the permanent HODs.

 (a) For 2016/17, Mr PG Selepe did not sign the Performance Agreement by 31 May 2016.

  (b) Mr PG Selepe was put on special leave with effect from 3 May 2016 until to date (i.e. few weeks before the due date of 31 May 2016).

  (c) Not applicable, due to response in (b).

  (d) A consequence for not signing Performance Agreement will result in forfeiture of performance incentives including pay progression for the 2015/16 performance cycle in line with the DPSA directive of 31/07/2012. In this case it will not be applicable due to response in (b).

(1)(i) The then HOD, Mr PG Selepe, did not comply in submitting the 2015/16 Half Yearly Review and 2015/16 Annual Performance Assessment.

(1)(ii) In view of the above, this is not applicable.

(2) For the past two consecutive performance cycles (i.e. 2013/14 and 2014/15), there was no HOD, hence there was no reporting. Therefore a response to this question is not applicable.

(3) Not applicable due to the reasons given above.

29 September 2016 - NW2042

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Transport

What formal qualifications does each of her department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

What formal qualifications does each of her department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

The formal qualifications of the:

(a)(i) Financial Officer;

(a)(ii) Acting Chief Financial Officer;

(b)(i) Director-General; and

(b)(ii) Acting Director-General

are as follows:

QUESTION

POST

QUALIFICATIONS

(a)(i)

Chief Financial Officer

Grade 12

B Comm Degree

Diploma in Central Banking

Diploma in Treasury Management & Trade Finance

Advanced Diploma in Central Banking

Certified Associate of the IOB

International Capital Market Qualification

(a)(ii)

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Grade 12

B Comm Degree

B Comm Honours Degree in Accounting

(b)(i)

Director-General: Transport

Position vacant

(b)(ii)

Acting Director-General: Transport

Grade 12

Diploma in Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Management

Master of Business Administration Degree

29 September 2016 - NW1928

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why are enatic face value documents unavailable in some provincial department of transport offices, (b) what is being done to ensure that these documents are available in all offices and (c) by what date is this expected to be resolved?

Reply:

(a) Although provinces ordered adequate stock from the Government Printing Works to deal with all the service of all transactions required, the backup stock of face value documents that they keep was not enough to deal with the growth in the number of services that were required.

(b) Provinces have been advised to request assistance from other Registering Authorities that have surplus face value documents. Furthermore, provinces have been advised that in their projections they must ensure that there is enough face value documents.

(c) The matter has been resolved. Government Printing Works has also been advised to order more Face Value documents.

29 September 2016 - NW1927

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Terblanche, Ms JF to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 164 on 29 February 2016, any further motor vehicle license renewal notices have not reached motorists on time; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) why and (b) why are the specified motorists being penalised for not renewing the specified licenses on time; (2) whether she is considering an alternative method of issuing the motor vehicle license renewal notices in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) From the information that the Department has received we have been advised that the renewal notices are being sent to all the motorist.

(b) In terms the legislation it required that a motor vehicle be licensed after every twelve months, therefore it is the responsibility of the owners of a motor vehicles to renew their licenses after the expiry thereof.

(2) At this stage the Department have not yet engaged with all the role players , however we will be engaging on finding ways of using technology to improve the service delivery.

27 September 2016 - NW1773

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether there are any delays in the delivery of the trains that were manufactured in Brazil under the Gibela Manufacturing and Supply Agreement; if so, what (a) were the originally agreed upon dates for the delivery of the specified trains under the specified agreement, (b) were the actual dates of delivery, (c) are the reasons for the delays in each case and (d) are the financial implications, in each case; 2) what (a) is the price of each train that still needs to be delivered under the specified agreement and (b) are the estimated differences between the agreed upon and actual costs of the specified trains?

Reply:

1. There have been no delays in the delivery of the trains manufactured in Brazil. Of the total 20 trains from Brazil, 10 trains have been delivered to the Wolmerton Depot Testing Facility as per the Schedule.

The table below provides the response for (a) and (b), i.e., the delivery dates of the new trains to Wolmerton Depot from Brazil:

Train No. from Brazil

Target delivery date

Actual Delivery Date to Wolmerton Depot

1

December 2015

20 December 2015

2

February 2016

26 February 2016

3

April 2016

01 April 2016

4

April 2016

18 April 2016

5

May 2016

19 May 2016

6

June 2016

08 June 2016

7

July 2016

04 July 2016

8

July 2016

13 July 2016

9

July 2016

27 July 2016

10

August 2016

19 August 2016

  (c) N/A

   (d) N/A

2. (a) The total value of the contract is R59 billion (excluding inflation) for 600 new trains

    (b) There is no difference between the agreed upon price and the actual costs of the new trains.

27 September 2016 - NW1769

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Has the SA Maritime Safety Authority applied the preference points and prescribed formula system in the awarding of all contracts within supply chain and procurement as expressed in (a) paragraph 2 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and (b) section 51 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended; if not, why not; if so, (i) which contracts and (ii) to what value?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the preferential point system (in line with PPPFA) was applied on all transaction above R30,000.00

(b) Yes, a competitive bidding was followed for all transaction above R500,000.00

(i) And (ii) below is the list of all contracts awarded, preferential point system or method use and the transaction values for each contract.

No

Name of Supplier

Description (Contracts)

Evaluation Method

Value

1

Dinco Trading CC

Stationery

80/20

R137,894.83

2

Diventia Investments (PTY) LTD

Stationery

80/20

R123,700.00

3

Internet Solutions

MPLS

90/10

R359,901.98

4

MAKAVASA TRADING

Laminating Pouches

80/20

R63,000.00

5

Moribo wa africa trading enterprise

S-Clip files

80/20

R102,600.00

6

Nyalu Communications

Marketing Collateral

80/20

R39,680.08

7

PC Palace Gauteng

Computer Equipment: Dell Optiplex

80/20

R58,605.12

8

RAMBALANE TRADING PROJECTS

Stationery

80/20

R115,000.00

9

RAPOO RESOURCES(PTY) LTD

Stationery

80/20

R60,950.00

10

Ritlaku Trading Enterprise and Projects (Pty) LTD

Stationery

80/20

R35,600.00

11

Dimbuli Trading

Stationery

80/20

R90,000.00

12

DNV Business Assurance South Africa

Insurance

80/20

R280,203.45

13

RAPOO RESOURCES(PTY) LTD

Stationery

80/20

R150,000.00

14

WingsNaledi Corporate Travel Pty Ltd

Travel & Accommodation

90/10

R1,384,985.47

15

A New Aworkening Trading

First Aid Room Equipment

80/20

R344,251.84

16

LPV De Swardt

Job Evaluation & Grading

80/20

R39,250.00

17

TEKWENI TV PRODUCTION cc

Ship Repair Safety DVD

80/20

R62,700.00

18

Internet Solutions

MPLS

80/20

R364,161.91

19

KNMC Consultants

UPS installation - Richardsbay

80/20

R179,208.00

20

WingsNaledi Corporate Travel Pty Ltd

Travel & Accommodation

90/10

R1,520,859.55

21

Azas Projects (Pty) Ltd

UPS installation – Port Elizabeth

80/20

R204,495.00

22

KNMC Consultants

UPS installation - Durban

80/20

R443,916.00

23

MATHAMANE TRADING ENTERPRISE

Furniture

80/20

R55,500.00

24

Bathlodi Trading and Projects

Catering: Careers Expo

80/20

R46,500.00

25

Precision Networks

Laptops

80/20

R72,331.40

26

Internet Solutions

MPLS

90/10

R347,251.13

27

Internet Solutions

MPLS

90/10

R317,549.49

28

WingsNaledi Corporate Travel Pty Ltd

Travel & Accommodation

90/10

R1,156,839.79

29

WingsNaledi Corporate Travel Pty Ltd

Travel & Accommodation

90/10

R1,050,296.51

30

RAPOO RESOURCES(PTY) LTD

Stationery

80/20

R50,400.00

31

Sage Computer Technologies

Wireless Link for Hillcrest Office

80/20

R217,321.12

32

Fujitsu Service Core (Pty) Ltd

Server Maintanance

80/20

R73,596.51

33

Internet Solutions

MPLS

90/10

R351,849.91

34

WingsNaledi Corporate Travel Pty Ltd

Travel & Accommodation

90/10

R1,223,863.91

35

Biztech (PTY) Ltd

National Boat Show

80/20

R48,974.40

36

Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd

Software: Varonis Renewal

80/20

R131,345.43

37

Mccarthy

Vehicle

80/20

R315,000.00

38

Precision Networks

Laptops

80/20

R31,689.72

39

Introstat (Pty) Ltd

Laptops

80/20

R42,952.22

40

Internet Solutions

MPLS

80/20

R351,849.91

41

Itgility (Pty) Ltd

Dell NX400 storage

80/20

R80,469.34

42

3G Relocations and transport

Transversal Contract

 

R35,205.25

43

Basadzi Personnel cc

Advert

80/20

R106,557.90

44

OUTSOURCING DIGITAL

UPS Installation: Pretoria

80/20

R139,953.24

45

PC Palace Gauteng

Software: CITRIX Licence

80/20

R149,796.00

46

Sizwentsuluba VSP

Internal Audit

90/10

R281,748.00

27 September 2016 - NW1917

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) How much money has been (i) collected since the launch of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and (ii) retained for the management of the (aa) collections and (bb) collections infrastructure and (b) how much money has gone to servicing (i) road-related debt and (ii) road development; (2) how much money has been lost in each month through non-compliance with the e-toll system since the GFIP’s launch; (3) how many people have been (a) summoned for outstanding accounts and (b) found guilty for not paying the specified accounts in each month since the GFIP’s launch?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) See attached graph

(ii) All the funds collected were retained for servicing debt associated with all infrastructure of the GFIP project, maintenance of all infrastructure of the project and operational costs related to the provision of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Incident Management Systems (IMS) and operational costs associated with freeway lighting and toll collections. Also refer to (1)(b) below.

(b We kindly refer the honourable member to Note 27 of the Annual Financial Statements as published in the various Annual Reports for details of Finance Charges as well as the Segment Report in note 39, providing detail of expenditure on roads, split between Toll and Non-toll. As the honourable member is aware these are the audited financial statements as audited by the Auditor General.

(2) No money is lost as the amount of Revenue which is not collected remains in debtors, therefore still collectible from the debtor. I also bring to the attention of the honourable member that the PFMA compels all debt owed to be collected from the debtors. I am confident that the honourable member does not wish the debt not to be collected and inadvertently disrespect the legislation.

(3) (a) 5449 individuals and 837 Corporate/Business

(b) None of these matters reached the courts yet.

27 September 2016 - NW1920

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Transport

why do the vehicles of the Airports Company of South Africa have different registration numbers to that of all other vehicles, (b) on what statutory grounds do they rely in this regard and (c) how much revenue was generated by the (i) license and (ii) registration fees paid for the specified vehicles?

Reply:

(a) the Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited complies with the National Road Traffic Act (Act No. 93 of 1996) regarding the registration of all its vehicles as required. Vehicles are registered within the local municcipality uthoriyu boundaries and issued with the relevant licenses accordingly;

(b) The National Road Traffic Act (Act No. 93 of 1996);

(c) (i) Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited does not generate revenue from vehicle registration and licensing; and

(ii) Registration fees payable is as determined by the local municipal authority vehicle classification and applicable fee structure.

27 September 2016 - NW1822

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 164 on 29 February 2016, what steps are being taken to ensure that vehicle license renewal reminders are delivered timeously in the future?

Reply:

As, indicated previously, all the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that payment to the Post office are settled when they become due, therefore no delays are expected on the delivery of motor vehicle license renewal notices.

27 September 2016 - NW1918

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 415 on 8 March 2016 and (b) 1603 on 7 June 2016, a deadline has been set by which the new Chief Executive Officer of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be appointed; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

The Minister in consultation and by agreement with the Board of PRASA resolved at a meeting held on the 30th June 2016, that the environment within PRASA was not conducive for the appointment of the GCEO. In this regard, and following this agreement with the Board, the Minister seconded and the Board appointed Mr. Collins Letsoalo as Acting Group CEO effective 1 July 2016.

27 September 2016 - NW1921

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How is vehicle owner information obtained by any e-toll collection agency, (b) what process is used to obtain permission to access personal information of vehicle owners in this regard and (c) what process is followed in cases where a vehicle owner refuses to provide their personal information?

Reply:

(a) As the honourable member is aware in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 vehicle owners are required to provide accurate address and contact details on registration and licensing of their vehicles.  These details are captured on the e-Natis system.  The information used for violator invoicing (VPC) is directly extracted from this database, in terms of the legal requirement to pay toll, as per the applicable legislation – Act No 7 of 1998. In the event that the information from e-Natis is inaccurate, and summonses are served, the lawyers may source additional information from other available sources as an offence was committed.

(b) No process is required.  If a road user is not paying toll in terms of a legal requirement, a debt against the name of the vehicle owner occur.  SANRAL is entitled to collect the outstanding toll/debt in terms of the SANRAL Act.

(c) If the information for a vehicle owner is accurate on e-Natis, a vehicle owner may not refuse that the information is made available to SANRAL. It is available in terms of the law and there is a legal requirement that users must ensure that their latest information is reflected on the Natis system. If address or contact details change, a user has 26 days in which to provide updated information.

I am confident that the honourable member does not tolerate lawlessness of any manner whatsoever. Not paying toll fees is a criminal offence. Although, it may be regarded as a white collar crime, it nevertheless remains a crime

27 September 2016 - NW1926

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) were the objectives of the Youth Road Safety Summit launched on 25 June 2016 in Pretoria, Gauteng, (b) was achieved, measured against the specified objectives, (c) are the timeframes for the specified objectives and (d) mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that the specified objectives are met?

Reply:

(a) The Youth Road Safety Summit that was held on 25 June was a culmination of provincial Road safety Youth Summits that were held in all provinces. The purpose was to establish a national structure of young people who are engaged in road safety. The aim is to place youth at the centre of finding solutions to the ever daunting task of road death, these affect youth more than any age category of road user.

(b) A national structure was established. It is made up of youth from all provinces and different organisations from business, NGOs, faith-based organisations, etc were also co-opted into the structure.

(c) The term of office of the elected body is one year. They have the responsibility of developing a programme that will focus on youth and road safety. In developing such a programme they will take into account what is being done in the fraternity and what the shortcomings are as well as coming up with innovative ways of appealing to the youth. The programmes have to be all inclusive and accommodative of divergent youth of the country.

(d) The RTMC has been mandated to provide support to the national structure, with other road entities interacting with the structure as well. The provinces are expected to play a similar role with regards to supporting the youth structures in respective provinces.

27 September 2016 - NW1916

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What is the current total number of registered vehicles that are making use of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), (b) how many of the specified vehicles (i) have been e-tagged and (ii) paid their accounts; (2) how many vehicles that are making use of the GFIP (a) paid their accounts and (b) how many accounts are outstanding in each month as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(1) (a) Approximately 2.5 million individual vehicle registration numbers are identified on the GFIP during a month.

(b) (i) 1.4 million registered e-tag account holders.

(ii) Just over 1.3 million.

(2) (a) Just over 1.3 million.

(b) Currently in the VPC there are just over 2.9 million accounts with a balance owing, however 1.2 million thereof owe less than R500 each. (as at the middle of August).

27 September 2016 - NW1915

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 421 on 23 March 2016, (a) what were the terms of reference for the investigation undertaken by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA into contracts awarded by its former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lucky Montana, (b) on what date did the specified investigation commence, (c) what are the details of the legal processes that determine the envisaged time frames and (d)(i) what budget was allocated for the specified investigation and (ii) what has been spent to date?

Reply:

(a) Werksman’s Attorneys were engaged by PRASA to investigate the irregular expenditure transactions identified by the Auditor-General in his report of the 2014/2015 financial year and those transactions that were related to these transactions, that were above R10 milllion and that were concluded by PRASA between 2012 and 2015 as per the remedial steps recommended by the Public Protector in her report of August 2015, titled Derailed.

(b) August 2015.

(c) The time frames of the different legs of the investigation:

  • I am informed that at the beginning of the investigation, it became clear that there was no reliable retention of information and documents being destroyed and concealed, there was information and documents that were forensically removed from computers belonging to key employees and key former employees of PRASA. At that point, the focus of the investicgation, was in piercing together the information and documents, ensuring that the information and documentation may be used in legal proceedings. It was therefore impossible to determine the time frames of the investigation.
  • It is further reported that the the information gathered showed some glaring irregularities that led to the decision to litigate in respect of the concerned contracts.
  • The glaring irregularities led to a suspicion by the Board that there may be commissin of criminal offences provided for in section 34(1) of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (PRECCA).
  • 41 Section 34(1) letters were sent to the Directorate for Priority Crimes and Investigation (the DPCI) on the 18th May 2016.
  • The launch of the civil litigation necessitated the provision of litigation support by the investigators. The major litigation is now at an advanced stage and the need for the support of the investigators has declined. The need will be on an as-an-when basis. The time frames are being discussed and will be finalised within the next two months.
  • PRASA is now at a point where it can define a clear scope of the forensic investigation. Discussions are underway with the investigators to determine this scope and a decision will be reached in this regard by the end of October 2016.

(d) (i) the forensic investigation started after the annual budgets had been finalised for the 2015/2016 financial year. The exercise that is being undertaken during October 2016, is to determine the extent of the remaining isssues and to agree on a budget and time frames for the remainder of the matters that require investigation.

(ii) R 97, 248,211.15, this amount covers the services of a team Advocates (Senior Counsel and Junior Councel), Attorneys with extensive experience in forensic investigations and litigation, Forensic Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants, Auditors and Forensic IT Specialists.

27 September 2016 - NW1827

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the (i) time frames and (ii) milestones for the implementation of periodic testing of vehicles, (b) at what stage is her department in this regard, (c) what delays, if any, have taken place and (d) what steps were taken by her department to resolve the specified delays?

Reply:

(a) (i) No time frames have been developed yet.

    (ii) Department is currently busy with development of a process to deal with fraud and corruption within the motor vehicles testing environment to ensure that issuance of fraudulent road worthy certificates is reduced and ultimately eradicated.

(b) The Department is currently engaging with the sector on the development of a system that may be used by the testing station when testing motor vehicles to ensure that vehicles presented for the test instead of only the documentation being submitted. It is common knowledge that, if one was used to buying a fraudulent road worthy certificate they can still continue buying it, therefore it is critical that the environment be cleaned before you introduce a requirement that will only generate money but not assisting us in dealing with unroadworthy motor vehicles.

(c) The consultation on the finalisation of the appropriate system that can be incorporated in the vehicles testing environment and the cost implications.

(d) Consultations are still ongoing and no further delays are anticipated. It must further be noted that Periodic Vehicle Testing alone will not alone have an impact on reduction of fatalities hence the support by traffic law enforcement is prioritised.

 

27 September 2016 - NW1924

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Transport

Who conducts training at the Road Traffic Management Corporation, (b) when was the tender to provide training issued, (c) to whom was the specified tender awarded, (d) on what basis was the service provider provides the highest standard of training?

Reply:

(a) Training at the Road Traffic Management Corporation is conducted by the RTMC Training Provisioning Unit, a unit within the RTMC Structure.

(b) Not Applicable (See A)

(c) Not Applicable (See A)

(d) Not Applicable (See A)

(e) Not Applicable (See A)

27 September 2016 - NW1923

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why did the black economic empowerment partner (details furnished) withdraw from the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, (b) when did the specified withdrawal take place, (c) under what conditions did the specified withdrawal take place and (d) what were the costs, if any, to (i) the SA National Roads Agency Ltd and/or (ii) any other Government entity or department in this regard?

Reply:

(a) it is assumed that the honourable member is referring to the black economic empowerment partner of the Electronic Toll Collection Company. The transaction is proposed between the main members of the Consortium that was awarded the toll operations portion of the GFIP project. We have been informed that the recently issued press statements by the affected parties indicated that this was a normal transaction wher the BEE partner was exercising its right to sell its shares.

(b) As stated above, the transaction has not been finalised yet.

(c) As stated above, the details of the transaction are not available to Government.

(d) There are no costs to be incurred by SANRAL or any other Government entity. This is a private transaction between the involved parties.

27 September 2016 - NW1825

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 1603 on 7 June 2016, what are the exact time frames and time lines for the specified appointment?

Reply:

The Minister in consultation and by agreement with the Board of PRASA resolved at a meeting held on the 30th June 2016, that the environment within PRASA was not conducive for the appointment of a GCEO. In this regard, and following this agreement with the Board, the Minister seconded and the Board appointed Mr. Collins Letsoalo as Acting Group CEO effective 1 July 2016.

27 September 2016 - NW1819

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) has any creditor payments outstanding for more than 30 days; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the amounts outstanding to date, (b) how long has each amount been outstanding and (c) by what date will these amounts be settled; (2) what steps does PRASA take to (a) communicate with suppliers and service providers when they are not paid on time and (b) ensure that suppliers and service providers are paid on time?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) has creditor payments outstanding for more than 30 days;

(a) Amounts outstanding to date is R796 million.

(b)

(c) At this stage PRASA is unable to give a firm undertaking as to when the outstanding amounts will be settled, however, PRASA is working tirelessly to ensure that it meets its obligations to its creditors.

(2) (a) PRASA communicates with suppliers where payments cannot be made through e-mails, phone calls and meetings.

(b) As long as PRASA has a cash flow problem, we will be unable to pay service providers on time. The contributory factors of the cash flow challenges include the tough economic climate, the unfunded mandate of Shosholoza Meyl, operational challenges such as the many coaches out of service, train burnings, major service disruptions, fare evasion and vandalism of infrastructure.  The Acting GCEO is leading Management in developing a Turn-Around plan by end October aimed at ensuring that PRASA is run efficiently, coaches out of service are brought back and quality commuter rail services are provided which generate the revenues required to operate the business.

20 September 2016 - NW1771

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Has the SA Passenger Rail Agency applied the preference points and prescribed formula system in the awarding of all contracts within supply chain and procurement as expressed in (a) paragraph 2 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and (b) section 51 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended; if not, why not; if so, (i) which contracts and (ii) to what value?

Reply:

(1)(a) PRASA operates within the legislated regulatory framework, all contracts for goods, services and works are acquired through proper Supply Chain Management processes. Procurement requirements are defined in the Procurement Plan with estimates costs for the provision of the required goods, services or works. This is in order to determine and stipulate the appropriate preference point system to be utilized in the evaluation and adjudication of the bids and to ensure that the prices paid are market related. Based on the procurement requirements, the relevant preference point system (80/20 or 90/10) to be utilized for the evaluation of the bid are specified in the bid documents

Contracts are acquired in any of the following competitive bid methods: Term contracts, Panel of service providers, and Public Private Partnership; whichever way procurement process is used, all acquisitions serve through conventional Bid Committees. In the preparation of the bid documents for an invitation it is determine if the required goods, service or works has been designated for local production and content in terms of Regulation 9 of the Preferential Procurement Regulations. This will entail the inclusion of a specific condition in the bid documents that only locally produced services, works or goods or locally manufactured goods with a stipulated minimum threshold for local production and content will be considered, subsequently it will have a direct impact on the evaluation of the bid.

All bids specifications are approved before issued to bidders. Bids received are evaluated as per the preference point system outlined in the approved specification. Depending on the functional criteria the weight and points are calculated using a prescribed formula system and ensure that evaluations of bids are fair and transparent. When we invite bids that will also be evaluated on the basis of functionality as a criterion, the following aspects in the bid documents are mandatory:

  • Evaluation criteria for measuring functionality;
  • Weight of each criterion;
  • Applicable value; and
  • Minimum qualifying score for functionality.

Once bids have been evaluated using the aforementioned criterion a contract is awarded to the bidder with the highest points as per the prescribed Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and

(b) section 51 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 using basic Supply Chain Management principles.

(i) Number of Contracts awarded 01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Entity

BBBEE Level

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Autopax-CPT

2

17

7

20

10

4

2

2

1

65

Autopax-HO

5

19

19

29

10

 

4

   

86

Autopax-JHB

5

15

13

32

16

4

5

 

2

92

Autopax-Pta

5

19

16

38

16

4

2

1

2

103

Intersite-HO

1

6

10

12

4

2

1

   

36

MetroRail-E-Cape

6

18

15

38

28

5

2

1

1

114

MetroRail-Gauteng

27

44

34

126

50

13

3

3

3

303

MetroRail-HO

1

13

13

45

11

5

1

2

1

92

MetroRail-KZN

5

40

34

64

43

11

14

3

3

217

MetroRail-W-Cape

5

48

47

62

43

5

3

1

1

215

Prasa Cres-Gauteng

9

37

14

99

37

1

1

 

1

199

Prasa Cres-Head Office

11

45

28

119

36

5

1

1

1

247

Prasa Cres-KZN

8

39

13

43

27

1

 

1

1

133

Prasa Cres-W.Cape

7

22

12

67

22

1

   

2

133

PRASA TECH HO

1

16

21

41

9

6

4

1

1

100

PRASA-HO

17

27

35

61

32

4

8

2

1

187

ShosMeyl-CPT

0

14

8

16

13

3

4

1

2

61

ShosMeyl-GP-South

5

24

6

47

11

6

1

 

2

102

ShosMeyl-HO

5

21

8

51

12

3

2

 

1

103

Total

125

484

353

1010

430

83

58

19

26

2589

(ii) Rand Value Contracts Awarded 01 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Entity

Rand Value

 

Total

Autopax-CPT

R 69 473 933.06

Autopax-HO

R 79 622 337.06

Autopax-JHB

R 170 091 612.00

Autopax-Pta

R 151 475 615.81

Intersite-HO

R 9 030 512.79

MetroRail-E-Cape

R 137 991 514.15

MetroRail-Gauteng

R 825 748 045.45

MetroRail-HO

R 630 731 669.79

MetroRail-KZN

R 319 624 039.75

MetroRail-W-Cape

R 357 997 773.69

Prasa Cres-Gauteng

R 264 009 908.79

Prasa Cres-Head Office

R 1 125 500 625.63

Prasa Cres-KZN

R 267 700 985.70

Prasa Cres-W.Cape

R 190 407 810.48

PRASA TECH HO

R 1 892 628 020.65

PRASA-HO

R 1 790 159 755.47

ShosMeyl-CPT

R 22 774 876.13

ShosMeyl-GP-South

R 97 763 179.60

ShosMeyl-HO

R 1 038 915 431.48

Total Spending

R 9 441 647 647.48

20 September 2016 - NW1821

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a)What amount has been spent on the Air Traffic Navigation Services Enterprise Development Programme in the last three financial years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16, (b) for what purpose in each financial year, (c) how is the specified programme monitored and (d) how are the outcomes (i) monitored and (ii) measured for each beneficiary of the specified development programme?

Reply:

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

(a) Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) started to implement Enterprise Development (ED) initiatives in 2014 and spent about R11million for the financial year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. The budget is in line with the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation which requires that 3% of the Net Profit After Tax (NPA) should be channelled towards Enterprise Development.

(b) In the financial year 2014/2015, ATNS supported Emerging Micro Enterprises (EMEs) where they were requested to register their business requirements through the ATNS website. ATNS furnished these suppliers with resources that they needed to be able to run their businesses; this enabled the respective suppliers to focus on their core businesses. In the financial year 2015/2016, ATNS focussed its Enterprise Development (ED) approach towards a more sustainable programme where the ED budget was channelled towards creating an Incubation Programme for twenty (20) Engineering Suppliers. The programme is intended to identify gaps and close them through relevant interventions.

(c) The programme is monitored by assessing how many suppliers have graduated from Enterprise Development to Supplier Development for both programmes.

(d) This programme yielded good outcomes in that the intention was that the beneficiaries should participate as active Suppliers to ATNS and some are already offering services to ATNS which means that they have already graduated from Enterprise Development to Supplier Development. This also helps in monitoring the number of those that are in the Supplier Development pool.

 

20 September 2016 - NW1820

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) are the details of each tender issued by the Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) in the past three financial years and (b) is the value of each specified tender; (2) whether the ATNS issued any contracts in the past three financial years without following the correct tender processes; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what was the value of each of the specified contracts awarded without following the correct tender processes, (b) to whom was each such contract awarded and (c) why did the specified contracts not go through the correct tender processes?

Reply:

This refers to the above request as follows:

  1. (a) Details of tenders issued/awarded in the past three financial years and (b) value of each specified tender.

Table 1 below illustrate details and values of tenders issued and awarded in the 2015/2016 financial year:

Table 1 below illustrate details and values of tenders issued and awarded in the 2015/2016 financial year:

Table 2 below illustrate details and values of tenders issued and awarded in the 2014/2015 financial year:

Table 3 below illustrate details of tenders issued and awarded in the 2013/2014 financial year.

2) 

  • No tender was awarded in the past three financial year without following proper tender processes. The ATNS SCM Policy provides suppliers with the opportunity to compete for business in an open and transparent manner within the confines of the law.

       (a) No value of contract awarded without following proper tender process

       (b) No supplier was awarded a tender without following proper tender processes.

      (c) All contract followed the proper tender processes

20 September 2016 - NW1772

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

Has the Airports Company of South Africa applied the preference points and prescribed formula system in the awarding of all contracts within supply chain and procurement as expressed in (a) paragraph 2 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and (b) section 51 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended; if not, why not; if so, (i) which contracts and (ii) to what value?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Airports Company South Africa has applied the preference points and prescribed formula system in the awarding of all contracts within supply chain and procurement as expressed in section 2(1)(a) of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000 (“PPPFA”) and;

(b) Yes, the Airports Company South Africa has applied section 51(1)(a)(iii) of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 (“PFMA”), as amended.

   (i) A document has been attached illustrating the contracts that have been awarded from 01 April to 31 July 2016.

   (ii) The rand value of contracts is reported in the attached document referred to in (i) above.

20 September 2016 - NW1770

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Has the SA National Roads Agency applied the preference points and prescribed formula system in the awarding of all contracts within supply chain and procurement as expressed in (a) paragraph 2 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000, and (b) section 51 of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended; if not, why not; if so, (i) which contracts and (ii) to what value?

Reply:

a) Yes, SANRAL adheres to the applicable legislative prescripts including that of the PPPFA. However, the honourable member may recall an instance reported in the Annual Report under the Auditor General’s report that in the opinion of the AG it was not. This was reported and discussed in the Portfolio Committee in October 2015. The honourable member may recall that the difference of opinion related to the interpretation of the phrase “lowest acceptable price”. We make use of this opportunity to once again clarify the matter. It is brought to the attention of the honourable member that neither the PPPFA nor its Regulations define the phrase “lowest acceptable price”. The Regulations define the terms “comparative price, “firm price” and “non-firm price”.

The PPPFA Act (No. 5 of 2000) requires SANRAL to award contracts to the tenderer with the “lowest acceptable tender”. It has been SANRAL’s experience that when awarding a tender at the lowest price (at face value), where the objective is to promote the development of SMMEs, they either underprice with unviable tenders to get the job or the main contractors exploit the sub-contractors by pushing for unrealistic pricing. Moreover, this opens up opportunities for collusive practices.

SANRAL therefore developed and introduced a statistical method to establish the lowest acceptable price for each RRM contract. The tenderer with the price closest to this computed price was considered for award after giving due merit to other evaluation criteria such as preference points, including the price offered. Upon establishing the “price”, all tenders were further evaluated in accordance with the applicable regulations. Thus maintaining the requirements of the PPPFA. This discouraged collusion among contractors and ensured the sustainability of SMMEs. This method was in use for over 11 years – the AG was aware of the rationale and method of award and there were no findings from the AG and/or complaints from the contractors.

In 2013, for the first time, the AG raised the finding that the statistical methodology was not compliant with the requirements of the PPPFA Act. This is notwithstanding that the AG could not show in terms of which clause of the Act the statistical method was non-compliant. The AG also noted that that the method was used to protect SMMEs and recommended that SANRAL apply for an exemption from this applicable section of the PPPFA from the Minister of Finance which SANRAL did.

SANRAL applied for an exemption in terms of section 3(c) of the PPPFA. The rationale for the request was explained. The exemption was not granted. SANRAL requested for a condonation of the irregular expenditure subsequently, which was also not granted. Consequently, the AG’s report has included a note on irregular expenditure in this regard and will be noted till 2016.

Of importance is for the honourable member to note that:

  • SANRAL has stopped awarding contracts on this basis, and has reverted to awarding contracts to the lowest price at face value, after due consideration of all other evaluation criteria; and
  • the above has been explained to the Minister of Transport and to the Portfolio Committee on Transport as recent as October 2015 and other stakeholders who queried this.
  • The honourable member is referred to the Annual Reports: Report of the auditor-general to Parliament on SANRAL.

(b) Yes, we have. (i) & (ii) Please see above.

 

15 September 2016 - NW1824

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 489 on 8 March 2016, what are the exact details of the timeframes envisaged to finalise the proposed Single Transport Economic Regulator?

Reply:

The Department plans to present a Bill (draft legislation framework) to Cabinet to solicit gazetting approval for 60 days public consultations during 2016/17 financial year. Thereafter, inputs from the public consultations will be consolidated and a revised Bill will be resubmitted to Cabinet for approval by end of September 2017. Following the Cabinet approval, the Bill is anticipated to be tabled in Parliament by end of 2017/18 financial year. Upon promulgation of the Bill into a legislation, the Transport Economic Regulator establishment will commence.

15 September 2016 - NW1826

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) are the (i) time frames and (ii) milestones for each corridor of the eThekweni Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network and (b) mechanisms have been put in place by her department to ensure that the specified time frames and milestones are reached?

Reply:

a) The Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) for eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is made up of nine(9) trunk corridors, supported by feeder networks and services. One of these trunk corridors, corridor C2 from the northern communities of Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and Kwa-Mashu to Umlazi and Isiphingo in the south, is a rail corridor, for which the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is responsible. The implementation of the remaining eight(8) road-based corridors is the City’s responsibility.

    i) Milestones and Timelines

The IRPTN in eThekwini is planned to be rolled-out over four(4) phases, with the first phase made up of the following trunk corridors:

  • Corridor C1: Bridge City (Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) to the CBD
  • Corridor C2 (rail): Bridge City (Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) to CBD to Umlazi and Isiphingo
  • Corridor C3: Pinetown to Bridge City
  • Corridor C9: Bridge City to Umhlanga
  • Inner City Distribution Sustem (ICDS)

Of the four corridors, corridor C3 will be the first to go live, i.e. start of operations, from July 2017 (testing and commissioning services), followed by C9 in 2019, and C1 in 2022. Key milestones for the C2 corridor have been the opening of the Bridge City (October 2013) and KwaMnyandu (April 2014) stations, with the delivery of the new rolling stock set to start in 2019, all going well. Key milestones and timelines for Phase1 can be summarised as follows:

 

C3

C9

C1

Right of Way

  • Completion of 24.90km of ROW
  • Commence Construction of 2.8km (Dinkelman)
  • Procure Contractor for Crossroads (0.43km)
  • Completion of Cornubia Bridge
  • Commence Construction M49 Interchange May 2017
  • Commence Construction of Cornubia Boulevard Feb 2017
  • Commence Construction of Early Start Package 1 by Nov 2016
  • Procure Contractors of Early Start Package 2 (Marbleray) by June 17

Depots

Commence Construction of Bridge City Depot by Jan 2017

Same as for C3

Same as for C3

Stations

Complete 10 stations by May 2017

March 2019

To be firmed up at tender award

Terminals

Complete Preliminary Civil Works by May 2017 – Bridge City terminal

Umhlanga terminal: date not firmed up yet, pending finalization of discussions with developers and the management association for Umhlanga town center

To be firmed up at tender award

Go Live

From July 2017 (testing and commissioning), with full service in December 2017

Planned for September 2019

Planned for January 2022 (some services)

b) Monitoring mechanisms

The following mechanisms have been put in place to not only monitor the achievement of milestones and timelines, but also provide support to the City, where necessary, in delivering its IRPTN:

   i) The City is required to submit monthly and annual progress reports to my Department, for us to monitor progress, and address any problem areas timeously

   ii) Officials from my Department and those from the City hold regular meetings, about every two months, to discuss implementation progress, address technical issues, conduct site visits, if necessary, and plan for future years, to ensure that the project stays on course, and that funding requirements are identified far in advance.

13 September 2016 - NW1747

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What level of co-operation exists between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and local authorities; (2) whether there is a framework to guide such co-operation; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) what success has been achieved?

Reply:

1.There is a long standing relationship between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and various local authorities across the country. The establishment of Rail Steering / Liaison Committees was done many years ago, still in the days of the South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC), with various local and district municipalities.

More recently, in terms of the National Land Transport Transition Act (NLTA), the establishment of Intermodal Planning Committees (IPCs) is required. To quote the NLTA “Every municipality that is establishing an integrated public transport network or has significant passenger rail services in its area must… establish an intermodal planning committee consisting of the prescribed technical officials and prescribed representatives of rail operators”.

Many IPCs have already been established, in which PRASA is an active participant and have to some extent replaced some of the Rail Steering / Liaison Committees. In the event where an IPC has not formerly been established, the co-operation between PRASA and the local authority continues through the existing committees or project related steering committees. PRASA reports to the Executive Authority on quarterly basis on the activities and progress regarding the work of the IPCs, as part of the Shareholders Compact.

2. The function of the IPC, as per the NLTA, is to coordinate and integrate public transport as well as non-motorised and freight transport. In addition where there are significant passenger rail services in the area, the intermodal planning committee must facilitate the conclusion of appropriate service level agreements between the municipality and the PRASA.

  (a) Terms of reference for the committees, as required by the NLTA, have been developed

  (b) The close co-operation between the parties has resulted in good co-ordination and alignment of plans and projects across the country. These include :

  1. Integrated Transport Plans
  2. Integrated Public Transport Network development
  3. PRASA Strategic Plan
  4. Joint projects (station precincts)
  5. Development of Memoranda of Action (MOA)
  6. Sharing of information

13 September 2016 - NW1750

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to paragraph 3 of her answer to question 1145 on 25 April 2016, how the accused to whom no notices had been mailed despite the fact that notices were indeed generated in the system and remained there, will ever be in a position to make representation regarding the cancellation of such notices that were never received; (2) whether the system does not of its own accord cancel the notices in the system after 40 days; (3) whether it militates against the principle of legitimacy to keep the irregular notices in the system and then to issue them later when the situation arises; (4) why must accused persons react to such irregular notices if it is the issuing authority and/or the Road Traffic Infringement Agency that is at fault?

Reply:

  1. Yes I am informed that a notice that has been captured on the System remains until such notice is cancelled by the relevant Issuing Authority or by a Representations Officer upon receiving a representation. It should be noted that despite the alleged infringer not having received the notice, such an infringer has an option of checking his or her record on the System through the website.
  2. The System does not cancel the notices on its own accord after 40 days. The system is designed to mark notices as unenforceable if such notices are captured on the system after the prescribed time frames since the contravention was committed. The notices are kept in the System for record purposes in order to track the statistics of law enforcement, the performance of individual officers as well as for intelligence purposes.
  3. The System will not issue a notice after the 40 day period since the contravention has already lapsed, as indicated on response (2) above, such information serves as intelligence as well as for management purposes.

(4) Noting that there is a possibility that due processes were not followed, the honourable member should not infer that the alleged infringer did not contravene the law. The MP as a public representative should advise the alleged infringer to choose to react and challenge the lapse of due process through a representation.

13 September 2016 - NW1751

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, since the implementation of the Gauteng e-tolling system in December 2013, this system or part of it (a) were not functioning or (b) malfunctioned; if so, (i) on which date(s) the system of parts of the system (aa) were not functioning or (bb) malfunctioned, (ii) which parts or sections of the system were faulty in each case, (iii) on which overhead gantreys this had an effect and (iv) how long the problem or problems persisted?

Reply:

(a)&(b) In answer to the question asked by the honourable member , SANRAL reports that from toll commencement on 3 December 2013 to 31 July 2016, the system has been operating as designed. The availability average across the system has been above the contractually required 99,8% per month.

Similarly for the back office systems – it has been above 99,9%.

30 August 2016 - NW1647

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2549 on 14 July 2015, what provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013, did her department rely on when it took the decision not to commercialise the use of decryption keys in the short to medium term; (2) where does one legally obtain a decryption key?

Reply:

1. The Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 promotes the protection of personal information by public and private bodies. The following provisions were considered in the decision not to commercialise the use of decryption keys in the short to medium term.

  • Section 2 – purpose of the act
  • Section 4 – lawful processing of personal information
  • Section 5 – rights of data subjects
  • Section 8 – responsible party to ensure conditions for lawful processing
  • Section 9 – lawfulness of processing
  • Section 10 – minimality
  • Section 11 – consent, justification and objection
  • Section 12 – collection directly from data subject
  • Section 13 – collection for specific purpose
  • Section 16 – quality of information
  • Section 19 – security measures on integrity and confidentiality of personal information.
  • Section 20 – information processed b operator or persons acting under authority.
  • Section 21 – security measures regarding information processed by operator.

2. I am informed that the decryption key is only legally available from the Department of Transport. The Department of

Transport is currently looking into the changing the configuration of the key to ensure that a public

portion of the key can be made available to relevant stakeholders.

29 August 2016 - NW1655

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What are the normal rates for the renting of the various spaces available for advertising at Cape Town International Airport; (2) what amounts were (a) invoiced to and (b) received by the Airports Company of South Africa from all political parties and/or their agents for each of the first eight months of 2016 in respect of advertising space rented at the specified airport ahead of the 2016 Local Government Elections; (3) do the invoices issued to political parties reflect a discount on the normal rates for advertising at the specified airport; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what were the (a) discount rates and (b) reasons for these discounts; (4) whether any agencies acted on behalf of any political parties to advertise in the specified airport in the specified period; if so, which agency or agencies was or were involved in each case?

Reply:

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

1. Advertising rates are not generic but rather a function of:

    (i) Medium used e.g. Digital vs static vs banners etc.

    (ii) Zone or area used e.g. Security check-in before international departures;

    (iii) Size of structure;

    (iv) Seasonality and demand;

    (v) Importantly, the number of passing foot traffic and

     (vi) Assessment of the passenger behaviour and Living Standard Measure (“LSM”).

The rates per site range from R15 000,00 per site per month to as much as R150 000,00 per site per month – the factors noted above determine the rental negotiated.

2. (a) Airport advertising sites are concession to the out of home media owners from one month up to 5 years, these entities pay ACSA monthly rentals irrespective of securing an advertiser. The advertising concessionaire in-turn secures advertisers.

   (b) Airports Company South Africa is however aware of one political party advertising at the three National Airports (OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airport) for the period June 2016 to end August 2016 through advertising concessionaire called Provantage Pty Ltd (“Provantage”). The amount invoiced by Airports Company South Africa to Provantage for the sites is R346, 619.00 per month excluding VAT.

(3) (a) Invoices were issued by Provantage to the political party’s Advertising Agency i.e. Ogilvy. Provantage confirmed that no discounts were considered. ACSA did not discount the sites to Provantage.

     (b) In terms of the response in (a) above; this is not applicable to ACSA.

4. No, ACSA did not act on behalf of any political parties to advertise in the specified airport in the specified period. The appointed Advertising Concessionaire is Provantage Pty Ltd, and the Political Party Advertising Agency is Ogilvy.

17 June 2016 - NW1602

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether any technologies have been installed in all vehicles owned by (a) her department and (b) all entities reporting to her to ensure that drivers are not intoxicated; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what steps are being taken to install such technologies; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

Department

(a) The Department’s vehicles are not installed with technologies to detect intoxicated drivers.

   (i) The transport vehicle drivers by the VIP Protectors and the need to install such technology in these vehicles have not been raised by the respective Offices.

   (ii) Should the need be identified by the Offices of the Minister and Deputy Minister, the necessary procurement and installation will be processed.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

(b)(i) and (ii) Such technology has never been installed in ACSA-owned vehicles and there are no plans to do so.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

(b) ATNS has not fitted any technologies to its fleet of vehicles to alert intoxication.
(b)(i) ATNS internal controls and procedures have proven sufficient to prevent intoxication in the work place, which includes driving.
(b)(ii) ATNS does not intend to fit any technologies to ensure that drivers are not intoxicated whilst driving. ATNS internal controls and procedures to prevent intoxication in the work place, are working satisfactorily;

South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

(b) The 8 vehicles owned by SANRAL are all installed with real-time vehicle tracking and monitoring technologies to remotely monitor safety and security of our drivers, driver behavior and vehicle movement. The real-time vehicle tracking and monitoring system used do however not monitor if drivers are intoxicated at this stage.

(i) Currently no SANS certified vehicle inter-lock technologies are available in South Africa.

(ii) SANRAL are in frequent discussions with our vehicle tracking and monitoring system supplier to follow-up on progress made with certification of vehicle inter-lock technologies.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

(b) No technologies have been installed in the two (2) vehicles that are owned by the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency.

(i) Intoxication and/or drunkenness on duty is prohibited and dealt with in line with the Agency’s Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Code, which all employees have copies of and sign-off on. To this end, there are no reported case of intoxicate within the Agency.

(ii) The Agency is not taking any steps to install such technologies, as the control measure currently in place is working effectively.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(b) The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has implemented a fleet management solution which will result in the RAF not owning any vehicles, except for two trailers. Transfer of ownership of the last three motor vehicles registered in the name of the RAF is being arranged.

The fleet management solution does not provide for technologies to ensure that drivers are not intoxicated;

(i) the RAF does not experience challenges related to intoxicated staff driving fleet vehicles, therefore the cost associated with providing for technologies to ensure that drivers are not intoxicated would not be justified, more especially since such funding could be more appropriately channeled to one of the numerous RAF road safety initiatives targeting specific road user groupings

(ii) no steps are being taken to install such technologies

Road Traffic Management Corporations (RTMC)

(b)The RTMC has not installed such technologies in its vehicles.

(i) There is no policy that directs the RTMC to install such technologies in its vehicles.

(ii) N/A

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

(b) There are no technologies installed for this purpose in RTIA vehicles. (b) The RTIA acquired the bulk of its fleet in 2015. Fleet management processes and policies are being aligned to ensure that appropriate control technologies are installed

(i) N/A and

(ii) Installation of technologies to track driver behaviour is being investigated and will be implemented in phases in the financial years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

(a) Tracking systems have been installed in the vehicles.

(b) We ensure when we issue the vehicle that drivers are not intoxicated. Guidelines for official vehicle usage are in place.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

(b) The Ports Regulator has not installed any technologies to the vehicle fleet to ensure that drivers are not intoxicated.

(i) The reason is that there is only one car which is used during business hours and for short trips. Also employees are always reminded of the policy governing the use of company vehicles which prohibits driving under the influence. The organization also has a substance abuse policy which prohibits the use of alcohol at work as well as being drunk on duty.

(ii) There are no steps being taken yet to install such technologies.

Railway Safety Regulator( RSR)

The RSR vehicles have been installed with tracking devices that monitor driver behaviour and confirms location. In addition to this, those using company vehicles have to undergo mandatory testing as per RSR’s vehicle policy.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(b) PRASA vehicles do not have technology to detect intoxication – the technology installed in vehicles is for tracking vehicle movement – empIoyees are tested for alcohol in the depots,

PRASA is currently preparing to go out on a bid for new technology for its vehicles and the issue of technology to detect whether drivers are intoxicated will be considered

14 June 2016 - NW1601

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether any policies have been put in place to ensure that employees from (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her undergo advanced driving courses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) how many employees from (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her have undergone advanced driving courses in the (aa) 2013-14, (bb) 2014-15 and (cc) 2015-16 financial years, (b) what were the costs in this regard and (c) what criteria were used to select employees to undergo the specified courses?

Reply:

Department

(1) (a) No employees within the Department underwent advanced driving courses. The Department does not have a plan for employees to attend such courses.

(1) (b)

(2) (a) (i) (aa) 2013 – 14 – None

(2) (a) (i) (bb) 2014 – 15 – None

(2) (a) (i) (cc) 2015 – 16 – None

(2) (b) Not applicable

(2) (c ) Not applicable

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

1.(b) None of the ACSA Corporate office drivers or employees has attended advanced driving courses. ACSA intends sending all drivers for an advance driving course in the current financial year.

(2) Please refer to response provided in 1 (b) above.

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

1.(b) As per ATNS Technical Services instructions, all ATNS Technical Support staff attend an advanced 4 X 4 drivers training course on an annual basis. This is typically a 2 day training course where participants receive both theoretical and practical training.

(2) (a) (ii) None

(aa) 2013-14: 134 Technical Staff members approximately R 108, 540-00

(bb) 2014-15: 132 Technical Staff members approximately R112, 860-00

(cc) 2015-16: 130 Technical Staff members approximately R117, 000-00

(b) For the 2015-2016 financial year the typical cost of a 2 day advanced 4 X 4 drivers training course was R900 per person.

(c) All ATNS staff members, who are required to drive to remote communications, navigation or surveillance sites as part of their routine work activities, are required to attend an advanced 4 X 4 drivers training course.

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

1. (b) The nature of the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s (SACAA) mandate and duties undertaken by its employees does not warrant them to undergo advanced driving courses.

2. (a) (i) N/A (ii) None (aa) None, (bb) None and (cc) None, (b) N/A (c) N/A.

South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

(1) (b) At SANRAL all project managers that had to travel officially to construction sites underwent advance driving courses up to November 2013. This has since been stopped due to the National Treasury cost containment measures published in November 2013.

(2) (a)(ii)(aa) For SANRAL our 2 survey vehicle drivers was send on advance truck driving course (bb) None, and (cc) None,

(b) R4 050-00 per driver

(c) Required by the truck manufacturer that supplied the truck for the survey vehicle as part of the warranty agreement.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

1. (b) The C-BRTA does not have any policies in place to ensure that employees undergo through advanced driving courses. While the C-BRTA is aware that advanced driving courses will contribute to road safety, due to financial contraints no advanced driving training has been rolled out to employees. We however continue to work with other stakeholders in the road transport industry for collaborative partnerships with a view to promote road safety.

2. (a) (ii) (aa) 2013-14 None

(bb) 2014-15 None and (cc) None in 2015-16 financial years

(b) No costs were incurred as no advanced driving courses were offered.

(c) Not applicable as no employees were offered the advanced driving training in the 2013-14, (bb) 2014-15 and (cc) 2015-16 financial years, those that would have undergone would have done so in their personal capacity.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

1. (b) The RAF has not put policies in place to ensure that employees undergo advanced driving courses; the RAF has however arranged for defensive driver training which included four employees);

2. (a)(ii) (aa) None

(bb) None, and (cc) Four (4)

(b) the cost related to the four employees attendance of the defensive driving course was R 4 200 (VAT inclusive), and

(c) no criteria applied specifically to the employees’ selection for enrolment for the defensive driving course

.

Road Traffic Management Corporations (RTMC)

  1. (b) The RTMC does not have a policy that compels employees to undergo advanced driving courses. However the RTMC realized the importance of such training for members of the National Traffic Police and has included such practical training as a module in the training of National Traffic Officers.
  1. (aa) In 2013-14 six (6) employees

(bb) in 2014-15, 184 employees and (cc) 2015-16 None employee undertook advanced driver training.

(b) R90 222

(c) Training was provided as part of the up-skilling of National Traffic Officers.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

1. (b) The RTIA does not have a policy that compels employees to undergo advanced driving courses. However, The entity’s approved HR strategy seeks to place Road Safety at the core of organisational culture and as such driver behaviour programmes including advanced driving training will be implemented

2. (a) (aa) 2013-14 – None

(bb) 2014-15 – None , and (cc) 2015-16 – None

(b) N/A

 (c) N/A

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

1. (b) The current fleet policy is silent on driver training and advanced driving. However, the company is in the process of reviewing its fleet policy and driver training is included in as follows:-

“All drivers/officials will be evaluated at regular intervals and training will be undertaken to ensure that they comply with the legislated laws”.

2. No employee of PRASA has undergone advanced drive training.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

(1). The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) does not have a policy in place that ensures employees undergo advanced driving course. The nature of the work done does not require driving skills. The majority of our work is done within the railway environment.

(2) Not applicable. Refer to 1 above.

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

  1. There is currently no policy for advance training.
  2. None of the employees have gone through advance training courses. Advanced Driving Courses were not budgeted for in the previous financial years.

None of the employees have done advance driving courses.

Ports Regulator of South Africa

  1. (b) The Ports Regulator has not spent any funds to train and develop employees for advanced driving lessons. This is because the job requirements for all Ports Regulator employees do not require employees to utilise advanced driving skills.
  2. (a) (ii) No employee of the Ports Regulator has undergone advanced driving courses in (aa) 2013/14, (bb) 2014/15 and (cc) 2015/16. (b) not applicable, (c) not applicable

14 June 2016 - NW1596

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What transport plans (i) have been and/or (ii) are being put in place by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for the 2020 Commonwealth Games, (b) what are the respective timeframes and milestones in this regard and (c) what processes, procedures and/or mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that all specified milestones are reached; (2) (a) what amount has been budgeted in each specified case and (b) within which financial years?

Reply:

1. The Department transfers funds to SANRAL for maintenance and rehabilitation of non-toll roads. The Provincial Road Maintenance Grant (PRMG) allocation is a supplementary to the province toward investments in maintenance and rehabilitation of provincial roads whereas Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding is administered by Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(a)(b)(c) With regards to national and provincial roads, maintenance and rehabilitation are ongoing, and the Department is awaiting for engagements with Ethekwini Municipality on critical projects that need focus. The Department shall consider any capacity requests from the municipality on implementation of critical projects that would be identified.

SANRAL will continue with its own normal routine road maintenance work to ensure that the national road network in KwaZulu-Natal is in good condition.

2. (a)(b) At the moment, no request was forwarded to the Department though maintenance is continued in the vicinity of the targeted area. Budgets will be allocated as soon as engagements with Treasury as well as host city have taken place.

Public Transport Branch

The Department of Transport and the eThekwini Transport Authority are working together

through the delivery of Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) for the

Commonwealth Games in 2022. The IRPTN is expected to enhance capacity to be able

to address all the spectator and visitors’ transport needs, as well as some of the athletes’

Transport needs.

(1)(b) It is planned that the following elements of the IRPTN, most of which are already being implemented, will be in place in time for the Games:

    1. C3 Corridor: Pinetown – Bridge City/KwaMashu, start of operations around July 2017
    2. C9 Corridor: Bridge City/KwaMashu – Cornubia (Athletes’ Village) – Umhlanga, start of operations around July 2019
    3. C2 Corridor (rail by PRASA): Bridge City/KwaMashu – CBD – Umlazi), introduction of new trains in the second half of 2018
    4. Inner City Distribution System (ICDS) in CBD: a portion is already in operation from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The extended network will be fully operational around July 2019
    5. Airport to CBD service contract, along mainly the N2 and M4 links (Contract expected to be awarded around January 2017). In addition, discussions are also underway to look at the possibility of accelerating the implementation of the C8 Corridor (Airport – Cornubia/Athletes’ Village – Umhlanga – CBD) from Phase 3 of the IRPTN to Phase1.

The Department and the eThekwini Authority meets on a quarterly basis to consider project progress on the delivery of IRPTNs.

For the event itself, a high level event transport plan has been put together to address the requirements of the athletes, Commonwealth Games Family, VIP’s and Games’ support. This plan will be fine-tuned as event sites are firmed up.

2. In the 2016/17 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, the city of eThekwini will receive a total amount of almost R3 billion from the Public Transport Network Grant (PTNG) for its Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network, and about R1.8 billion of City’s own contribution specifically to deliver on these. No provision has yet been made for event transport, this will be done in future financial years. Some R30 million will be provided in the 16/17 MTEF for the planning.

14 June 2016 - NW1597

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the full reasons for non-compliance of SA Express which led to the SA Civil Aviation Authority grounding the specified entity from flying, (b) what was the timeframe given for the specified entity to become compliant, (c) what follow-up inspections were undertaken in this regard, (d) (i) when and (ii) by whom were the specified inspections conducted and (e) what were the results of the specified inspections in each specified case?

Reply:

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(a) Iam informed that the reasons where the management and implementation of corrective actions and measures to rectify operational and maintenance issues identified during operations.

(b) SA Express was given seven (7) days to comply, i.e. provide an adequate corrective action plan to address identified inefficiencies in their systems.

(c) Following the suspension of SA Epress’ air operator certificate, the South African Civial Aviation Authority (SACAA) has intensified its oversight over this operator. The SACAA’s continued inspections included an audit of the organisation’s capabilities and internal control in relation to airline/flight operations and aircraft maintenance. In addition, the SACAA continues to focus on:

  • Monitoring the effective implementation of the operator’s corrective action plan submitted following the suspension of their approval;
  • Aircraft Maintenance Records; and
  • Rectification of Maintenance Defects.

(d) (i), Inspections took plance on 02 and 03 June 2016; (ii) conducted by the SACAA’s Authorised Officers (Safety Oversight Inspectors) from the SACAA’s Aviation Operations Division.

(e) Implementation of the SA Express Corrective Action Plan is on-going and is progressing well. SACAA has not picked up a repeat of the issues raised in the audit that led to the suspension of the operator’s Air Operator Certificate.

07 June 2016 - NW1643

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

On what legal grounds is the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) of the opinion that all metrology instruments of the Gauteng e-tolling system comply fully with the requirements of the Legal Metrology Act, Act 9 of 2014 and the Trade Metrology Act, Act 77 of 1973, despite the fact that the Chief Executive Officer of the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has indicated that SANRAL is not in compliance?

Reply:

As the honourable member is aware, the GFIP e-toll system basically uses camera images and dedicated short range communications equipment. In the case of the camera equipment installed on the GFIP system, this equipment complies with the technical requirements of SANS 1795, Part 5 on data capturing and recording devices for road traffic law enforcement.

With regard to the legislation referred to, there are currently no technical regulations published under the Legal Metrology Act which e-tolling must comply with. In the absence of specific technical regulations, this matter is being handled by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) in terms of Section 22(2)(c) of the Legal Metrology Act, 9 of 2014.

The CEO of the NRCS is required to set requirements and conditions for use of the equipment in terms of Section 22(2) (c) of the Legal Metrology Act. The NRCS and SANRAL are addressing these requirements which will apply as an interim measure until technical regulations are published under the legislation. The Legal Metrology Act allows for interim measures to be used.

Additional information for the Minister:

The CEO of the NRCS also clarified this position in a letter to the Freedom Front Plus and this letter was made available to the public sometime last year. Unfortunately the contents of the letter are being mis-interpreted to cause confusion. The Legal Metrology Act allows for interim measures to be used.

In its letter of 4 March 2016 to the Freedom Front Plus, the NRCS clarifies the above and states the following:

" As there are currently no technical regulations which set out the specific requirements that the measuring instruments are to meet, compliance or non-compliance could not be established by the NATIONAL Regulator and hence there is no criminal prosecution taken against SANRAL at this stage. However, should non-compliance issues arise or be detected once interim measures are in place, enforcement measures will be applied as [provided for in the Legal Metrology Act."

07 June 2016 - NW1603

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to her reply to question 415 on 8 March 2016, (a) what is the current status of appointing the new Chief Executive Officer of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and (b) by what date will this process be completed?

Reply:

The process to appoint the GCEO of PRASA has progressed well and is at an advantage stage

07 June 2016 - NW1640

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why did KwaZulu-Natal request a rollover of its Provincial Road Maintenance Grant and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(a) According to our records which are contained in the Infrastructure Reporting Model (IRM), Kwazulu Natal Province have sent their allocation for Provincial Roads Maintenance Grants (PRMG) though the department as the Transferring National Officer (TNO), have withheld the fourth tranche payment.

(b) The Department is engaging with the province together with National Treasury to rectify expenditure as reported on IRM while we are awaiting response from National Treasury for the approval of rollover funds withheld. Note that Provincial Treasuries manage rollover funds on behalf of National Treasury.