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12 September 2018 - NW2382

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

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

(a)

The investigations are in progress.

(b)

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

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

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

Site

SAPS station and Case No.

Nature of crime

Status

KZN region – Distribution sites

Richmond SAPS CAS V72/06/2018

Wartburg SAPS CAS 2069/06/2018

Umkomaas SAPS CAS 290/06/2018

Margate SAPS CAS 216/06/2018

Housebreaking with intent to damage equipment

Sabotage x 4

In progress

 

Alexandra Road SAPS

CAS 403/7/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

 

Empangeni SAPS CAS 27/08/2018

Bomb Threat

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 108/07/2018

Theft

In progress

Generation division – Mpumalanga

Matla PS

Kriel SAPS CAS 134/08/2018

Sabotage

In progress

Generation division

Hendrina PS

Hendrina SAPS CAS 01/08/2018

Malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Duvha PS

Witbank SAPS CAS 21/08/2018

Witbank SAPS

Enquiry no. 01/08/2018

Bomb threat

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Tutuka PS

Standerton SAPS CAS 17/08/2018

Malicious damage to critical infrastructure

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Kusile PS

Phola SAPS CAS 50/08/2018

Arson

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Grootvlei PS

Balfour SAPS CAS 02/08/2018

Public Violence

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Details TBC by complainant

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

In progress

Generation Division- Mpumalanga

Arnot PS

Victim refused to prefer criminal charges

Intimidation and malicious damage to property

Closed

11 September 2018 - NW2590

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

DPE

TOTAL No.

Permanent

Acting DDGs

Acting CDs

WOMEN

DDG

3

1 male

2 females

3

1 male

2 females

4

4 males

0 females

0

2 (67%)

0 Acting

CD

31

31

0

1

1 female

5 (16%)

1 female acting

TOTAL

3 DDGs

31 CDs

3 DDGs

31 CDs

4 male acting DDGs

0 female DDGs acting

1 female

Acting CD

2 female DDGs

6 females CDs

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

SOC

BOARD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

(CFO)

DIRECTORS

WOMEN

ALEXKOR

1 male

1 female

7

(3 vacancies)

3 (42%)

DENEL

1 male

(Interim)

1 male (interim)

16

(no vacancies)

6 (37.5%)

ESKOM

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(1 vacancy)

6 (43%)

SAFCOL

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

10

(2 vacancies)

3 (30%

SA EXPRESS

1 Female (Interim)

1 male

(Interim)

12

(no vacancies)

5 (42%)

SA AIRWAYS (SAA)

1 male

vacant

10

(4 vacancies)

2 (20%)

TRANSNET

1 male

1 male

(Interim)

14

(no vacancies

6 (43%)

TOTAL

6 Males and 1 Female

6 males and 1 female

83

(10 vacancies, 12%)

31 (37%)

11 September 2018 - NW2404

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 September 2018 - NW2402

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- TETA sponsored transport for learners;

- Birchwood contributed food packs;

- MTKR contributed sound;

- Airchefs contributed refreshments for exhibitors;

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

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

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

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

20 August 2018 - NW2098

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

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

Reply:

Response according to the information received from Eskom

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

(a)

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

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

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

(b)

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

17 August 2018 - NW1268

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

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

Reply:

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

(1)

(a)

Scarlet Sky Investments 60 Pty Ltd

 

(b)

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

 

(2)

(a)

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

 

(b)

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

 

(c)

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

ii) E Diamonds

iii) DDA Trading

iv) Carbon Black Solutions

v) Laser Cleave Pty Ltd

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

matters.

17 August 2018 - NW2146

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

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

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom 

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

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

1. Adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change;

2. Green and climate finance opportunities;

3. Innovation through research and development; 

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

5. Energy efficiency; 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 August 2018 - NW1267

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

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

Reply:

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

(1)

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

(2)

(a)

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

     
 

(b)

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

(3)

(a)

The Alexkor PSJV followed its Supply Chain Management policy.

The process included:

   

(i)

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

   

(ii)

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

   

(iii)

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

   

(iv)

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

   

(v)

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

       
 

(b)

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

 

(c)

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

 

(d)

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

 

(e)

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

 

(f)

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

   

(4)

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

 

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

02 August 2018 - NW955

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

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

Reply:

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

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

(i)

Mr Reginald Muzariri

Chairperson (at the time)

 

(ii)

Dr Roger Paul

Member of the Board (at the time)

 

(iii)

Prof Viola Makin

Member of the Board (at the time)

 

(iv)

Mr Craig Matthews

Representing the RMC

 

(v)

Mr Willem Diergaardt

Representing the RMC

 

(vi)

Mr Melvin Duckitt

HR Manager (at the time)

   

(e)

According to Alexkor, Mr Carstens’ qualifications:

 

(i)

National Diploma : Human Resources (Vaal University of Technology)

 

(ii)

Industrial Relations Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch).

 

(iii)

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

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

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

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

 

02 August 2018 - NW1204

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

REPONSE BASED ON INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED:

(1)

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

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

 

(2)

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

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

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

02 August 2018 - NW1221

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

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

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

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

mandate agreement and as such not allowed.

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

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

No blank mandate was given (supporting documents attached).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capital as the investment advisor of the TSDBF.

(5) N/A

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

02 August 2018 - NW2145

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)

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

(1)(a)

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

(2)

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

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

The full regulation document is attached.

02 August 2018 - NW2144

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

BACKGROUND

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

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

(a)(i)(ii)

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

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

(b)

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

02 August 2018 - NW1202

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Kalyan, Ms SV to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

02 August 2018 - NW1044

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

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

Reply:

 

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

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

 

SPEND CATEGORY:

AMOUNT

 

1. Bursaries

R    1 687 360

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

2. Corporate Costs

R   47 442 391

Salaries of employees and head office operational costs

3. Mining Operations

R   14 846 968

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

4. Town Maintenance

R   85 988 049

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

5. Discontinued Operations and Other

R     9 735 795

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

6. Environmental Management

R   41 343 822

Implementation of Phase 1  of rehabilitation of historically disturbed areas

 

7. Directors Remuneration

R   24 362 554

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

TOTAL: 

R 225 406 938

 

 

02 August 2018 - NW1043

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

17 July 2018 - NW1478

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Ross, Mr DC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       
       
       

16 July 2018 - NW21

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

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

Reply:

Response is according to the information received from Eskom

(1)

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

(2)(a)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive level

LTI as % of pensionable earnings

 

Lower Quartile

On target

Capped

GCE and all F Bands

0%

50%

102%

Table 2: Annualised LTI Values in line with KPI scores

 

LTI in line with KPI Scores

 

Floor (0%)

Kick (60%)

Norm (100%)

Stretch (110%)

Ceiling (120%)

E Bands score

1

2

3

4

5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(2)(b)

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

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

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

F BANDS

MM Ntsokolo

T Govender

AN Noah

MM Koko

E Pule

AS Masango

S Maritz

SJ Lennon

JA Dladla

CR Choeu

D Nichols

F Ndou

Nkhabu

ID Du Plessis

HJ Steyn

L Maleka

BA Nakedi

FC Van Niekerk

V Mboweni

SM Scheppers

L Dlamini

W Majola

A Etzinger

CR Le Roux

ET Mabelane

E BANDS

C Cassim

J L Kilani

JM Buys

AJ Kiewitz

I Mulla

RNM Maphumulo

M Bahna

GR Tosen

P Govender

N Singh

BS Maccoll

K Pather

GJ Bronkhorst

MP Dukashe

P Govender

N Govender

PG Le Roux

M Makwela

S Mamorare

CJH Fabricius

WJC Theron

J Machinjike

AJ Johnson

M Kibido

LA Carlo

WJJ Du Plessis

WIJ Poulton

S Daniels

R Waja

M Hughes

VS Chettiar

SP Mazibuko

A Lester

MH McGibbon

ML Mthombeni

MP Sebola

T Govender

MJ Moller

IFP Khumalo

RD Matshidze

DP Odendaal

RG Stephen

P Moyo

NK Tsholanku

H Tlhotlhalemaje

Al Minnaar

NI Anderson

A Brey

JS Cronje

J Govender

DF Joubert

S Nagar

J Smit

TG Kgabo

ML Mokgotho

TE Skinner

J L de V Pfister

TL Myburgh

U Rangasamy

B Smith

WF Bothma

AH Maharaj

S Chetty

AA De Clercq

CD Hendricks

OM Mashigo

PC Vermeulen

S Maharaj

NR Volk

AP Wild

AM Dikgale

N Mngeni

J Naidoo

M Rambharos

DL Herbst

GG Quickfall

M Van der Riel

FF Mondi

S Nassiep

ME Bezuidenhout

P Doubell

R Chetty

DW Conradie

SE Mkhabela

SE Shayi

RB Jack

RW Bailey

RM Beckmann

TA Conradie

KG Featherstone

T Govender

PA Goatley

P Gopal

R Lacock

MG Mkwai

SS Prince

CJ Prinsloo

AK Stott

A Kuzelj

T Nani

B Moya

MS Jappie

A Singh

MR Barkadien

SW Steyn

KMJ Engel

PWA Kooyman

RW Van der Wal

JC Mavimbela

A van Geuns

MG Bonga

C Spammer

TA Smit

AN Maseko

BA Ntshanqase

D Shikoana

DJ du Plessis

CS Reddy

M van Rensburg

M Mthimkhulu

RM Gamede

KC Masike

N Kleynhans

T Shunmagum

MP Makwela

TN Mkalipe

DE Ntumba

B Makuyana

SB Teasdale

ND Harris

CA Laing

AA Laher

N Otto

CH Palm

D Bhimma

y Singh

M Maroga

G Hurtford

M Sims

G Loedolff

16 July 2018 - NW1502

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

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

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

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

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

16 July 2018 - NW1269

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

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

Reply:

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

 

(1)

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

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPE-RIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms Hantsi Bhetilda Matseke

(Chairperson)

Female

African

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

Leadership, Business Management and development

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

eight years’ experience in the industry

NO

     

Mr Tshediso John Matona

Male

African

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

Economics, Public Policy and Leadership

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

An economist by training and an

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

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

YES

   

TYPE:

NAME:

GENDER:

RACE:

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS:

EXPERIENCE IN THE MINING SECTOR:

   

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Mr Lemogang Pitsoe

(CEO)

Male

African

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

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

YES

     

Ms Adila Chowan

(CFO)

Female

Indian

Chartered Accountant (SA)

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

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

YES

       
 

(2)

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

NAME OF COMMUNITY MEMBER:

PERIOD OF

TRAINING:

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

i) Lydia Obies

ii) Wilhelmina Vries

iii) Floor Strauss

iv) Edwin Farmer

v) Jacobus Joseph

vi) Andries Cloete

Community Elective Representative CPA

22-23 October 2013

08 November 2013

KaptiTwala / Dentons

R606 236.00

vii) Petrus De Wet

viii) Liesel Fortuin

ix) Niklaas Phillips

x) Koos Stoffel

SELF-DEVCO

   

xi) Willem Vries

xii) Brain Koopman

xiii) Ryno Thomas

xiv) Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

   

i. Willem Vries

ii. Brian Koopman

iii. Ryno Thomas

iv. Dennis Farmer

RMC Directors

15-16 August 2016

Webber Wentzel

R133 488.00

T O T A L :

R739 724.00

   

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

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

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

 

(3)

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

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

   
       
       
         
       
       

03 July 2018 - NW2029

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

2015/16 = 0

2016/17 = 0

2017/18 = 0

(i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and

2015/16 = 0

2016/17 = 0

2017/18 = 0

Since 01 April 2018 = No repairs

(c) (i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case;

No vehicles were written off since 2015/16 financial year to date.

(2) whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?

Not all the vehicles owned by the department are installed with trackers. Five vehicles are installed with trackers and two are in the process of being installed.

NW2189E

 

 

02 July 2018 - NW1580

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) black, (ii) white, (iii) coloured and (iv) Indian persons are employed in each of the state-owned companies; (2) has he found that the provisions of affirmative action policies, the Employment Equity Act, Act 55 of 1998, and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, have been met; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

Responses are based on information from the respective SOCs stated below:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED:

(1)

(a)

and

(b)

(i) Black

(ii) White

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

           
 

ALEXKOR HQ

7

1

0

2

   

70%

10%

0%

20%

 

ALEXKOR AT RMC*

18

16

375

0

   

4.4%

3.9%

91.7%

0%

*Richtersveld Mining Company

2. The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA) compels all employers in South Africa to promote equal opportunity in the workplace, eliminate discrimination in their policies or in practice, and implement affirmative action measures. These interventions are in line with Section 9 of the Constitution which had given Government the responsibility to enact anti-discrimination laws, including EEA. The SOCs in the DPE portfolio have ensured compliance with EEA including ensuring that there is an Employment Equity Plan (EEP) in place and that it is vigorously implemented. The increased representation of EEA Designated Groups in the statistics above is testimony to this.

DENEL SOC LIMITED:

(1)

 

(a)

and

(b)

(i) Black

(ii) White

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

   

50%

38%

8%

4%

   

2323

1766

387

153

(2) The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA) compels all employers in South Africa to promote equal opportunity in the workplace, eliminate discrimination in their policies or in practice, and implement affirmative action measures. These interventions are in line with Section 9 of the Constitution which had given Government the responsibility to enact anti-discrimination laws, including EEA. The SOCs in the DPE portfolio have ensured compliance with EEA including ensuring that there is an Employment Equity Plan (EEP) in place and that it is vigorously implemented. The increased representation of EEA Designated Groups in the statistics above is testimony to this.

ESKOM SOC LIMITED:

1. 

(a)

(i) Black

(ii) White

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

and

29786

6421

3521

1588

(b)

72%

16%

9%

4%

         

 

2. Eskom has to a large extent met the provisions of the Employment Equity Act. Eskom has five (5) Shareholder Compact measures in terms of Employment Equity and an overview of targets vs. actual performance as at March 2018 is presented in Table 2 below. There are various programmes in place to help Eskom address areas where performance is below target.

Key Performance Indicators

Measures

March 2018 Actual

March 2018 Target

Disabilities Equity

People with disabilities in the workplace as the Employment Equity Act

3.13%

2.50%

Racial Equity Snr Management

Africans, Coloureds and Indians employees

67.97%

67.78%

Racial Equity Professional /Middle Management

Africans, Coloureds and Indians

75.35%

75.58%

Gender Equity Snr Management

Female employees

38.25%

38.98%

Gender Equity Professional/Middle Management

Female employees

38.06%

37.14%

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED:

(1)

 

(a)

and

(b)

(i) Black

(ii) White

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

   

95.2%

3.3%

1.2%

0.3%

   

1723

60

22

5

(2) The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA) compels all employers in South Africa to promote equal opportunity in the workplace, eliminate discrimination in their policies or in practice, and implement affirmative action measures. These interventions are in line with Section 9 of the Constitution which had given Government the responsibility to enact anti-discrimination laws, including EEA. The SOCs in the DPE portfolio have ensured compliance with EEA including ensuring that there is an Employment Equity Plan (EEP) in place and that it is vigorously implemented. The increased representation of EEA Designated Groups in the statistics above is testimony to this.

SAX SOC LIMITED:

1. 

(a)

(i) Black

(ii) Whites

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

And

566

214

80

31

(b)

63.2%

24.36%

8.94%

3.46%

2. The airline has performed very well to close the gaps in relation to the National Employment Active Population (EAP) targets, i.e. targets in Employment Equity with respect to Africans, Coloured and Indian population. The Company has 151 Pilots (77% whites, 4.63% Indians, 1.98% Coloured and 16, 55% Africans). The Cadet Pilot programme aims to provide a strategic transformation tool, both in the Airline and in the industry but funding remains a huge challenge as the Airline is responsible for sourcing its own funding in order to meet this objective as per mandate from the shareholder. This is a critical area that needs serious attention in order for the Airline to meet its National EAP targets

TRANSET SOC LIMITED:

(1)

(a)

(i) Black

(ii) White

(iii) Coloured

(iv) Indian

and

40594

7293

5486

1893

(b)

74%

13%

10%

3%

(2) Transnet has an Employment Equity policy and other policies e.g. recruitment policy which include all the requirements of the EE Act including Affirmative Action measures. These policies are rigorously applied to mitigate against unfair and discriminatory practices within the organisation.

 
       
       
         
       
       

02 July 2018 - NW991

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

How much land does (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the state to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

DPE response

Response is based on information received from DPE Corporate Management

(a)The Department of Public Enterprises does not own land.

(b) None applicable.

(i) None applicable; (ii) None applicable; (iii) None applicable.

(aa) None applicable; (bb) None applicable

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

South African Express Airways does not own any land.

The response is according to information supplied by Alexkor, Denel and Safcol.

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(b)

Town

Size (m2)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own

Exclusive rights

(aa) use

(bb) occupy

1

Port Nolloth

8088

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

Port Nolloth

451

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Port Nolloth

862

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

4

Port Nolloth

14975

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

Port Nolloth

746

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

6

Port Nolloth

670

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

Bitterfontein

907

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

Bitterfontein

1502

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

9

Bitterfontein

495

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

10

Springbok

629

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

11

Alexander Bay

257

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

12

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

13

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

14

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

15

Alexander Bay

208

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

16

Alexander Bay

218

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

17

Alexander Bay

230

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

18

Alexander Bay

185

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

19

Alexander Bay

237

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

20

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

21

Alexander Bay

162

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

22

Alexander Bay

211

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

23

Alexander Bay

140

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

24

Alexander Bay

140

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

25

Alexander Bay

140

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

26

Alexander Bay

140

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

27

Alexander Bay

155

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

28

Alexander Bay

140

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

29

Alexander Bay

157

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

30

Alexander Bay

135

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

31

Alexander Bay

200

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

32

Alexander Bay

200

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

33

Alexander Bay

214

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

34

Alexander Bay

303

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

35

Alexander Bay

250

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N/A

N/A

N/A

36

Alexander Bay

184

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

37

Alexander Bay

232

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

38

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

39

Alexander Bay

162

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

40

Alexander Bay

164

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

41

Alexander Bay

163

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

42

Alexander Bay

162

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

43

Alexander Bay

163

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

44

Alexander Bay

174

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

45

Alexander Bay

209

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

46

Alexander Bay

249

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

47

Alexander Bay

165

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

48

Alexander Bay

165

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

49

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

50

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

51

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

52

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

53

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

54

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

55

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

56

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

57

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

58

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

59

Alexander Bay

112

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

60

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

61

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

62

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

63

Alexander Bay

87

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

64

Alexander Bay

103

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

65

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

66

Alexander Bay

120

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

67

Alexander Bay

83

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

68

Alexander Bay

143

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

69

Alexander Bay

106

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

70

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

71

Alexander Bay

118

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

72

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

73

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

74

Alexander Bay

132

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

75

Alexander Bay

132

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

76

Alexander Bay

142

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

77

Alexander Bay

132

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

78

Alexander Bay

132

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

79

Alexander Bay

121

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

80

Alexander Bay

143

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

81

Alexander Bay

103

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

82

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

83

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

84

Alexander Bay

94

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

85

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

86

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

87

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

88

Alexander Bay

95

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

89

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

90

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

91

Alexander Bay

89

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

92

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

93

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

94

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

95

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

96

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

97

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

98

Alexander Bay

138

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

99

Alexander Bay

154

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

100

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

101

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

102

Alexander Bay

160

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

103

Alexander Bay

147

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

104

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

105

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

106

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

107

Alexander Bay

104

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

108

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

109

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

110

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

111

Alexander Bay

95

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

112

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

113

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

114

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

115

Alexander Bay

191

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

116

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

117

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

118

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

119

Alexander Bay

154

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

120

Alexander Bay

121

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

121

Alexander Bay

132

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

122

Alexander Bay

136

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

123

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

124

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

125

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

126

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

127

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

128

Alexander Bay

357

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

129

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

130

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

131

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

132

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

133

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

134

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

135

Alexander Bay

206

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

136

Alexander Bay

266

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

137

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

138

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

139

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

140

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

141

Alexander Bay

204

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

142

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

143

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

144

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

145

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

146

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

147

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

148

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

149

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

150

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

151

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

152

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

153

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

154

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

155

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

156

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

157

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

158

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

159

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

160

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

161

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

162

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

163

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

164

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

165

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

166

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

167

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

168

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

169

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

170

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

171

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

172

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

173

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

174

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

175

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

176

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

177

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

178

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

179

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

180

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

181

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

182

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

183

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

184

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

185

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

186

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

187

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

188

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

189

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

190

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

191

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

192

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

193

Alexander Bay

270

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

194

Alexander Bay

270

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

195

Alexander Bay

200

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

196

Alexander Bay

200

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

197

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

198

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

199

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

200

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

201

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

202

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

203

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

204

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

205

Alexander Bay

170

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

206

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

207

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

208

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

209

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

210

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

211

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

212

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

213

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

214

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

215

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

216

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

217

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

218

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

219

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

220

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

221

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

222

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

223

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

224

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

225

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

226

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

227

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

228

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

229

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

230

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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231

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

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232

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

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233

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

234

Alexander Bay

166

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N/A

N/A

N/A

235

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

236

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

237

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

238

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

239

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

240

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

241

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

242

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

243

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

244

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

245

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

246

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

247

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

248

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

249

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

250

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

251

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

252

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

253

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

254

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

255

Alexander Bay

166

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

256

Alexander Bay

144

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

257

Alexander Bay

144

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

258

Alexander Bay

144

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

259

Alexander Bay

144

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

260

Alexander Bay

144

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

261

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

262

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

263

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

264

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

265

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

266

Alexander Bay

115

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

267

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

268

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

269

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

270

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

271

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

272

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

273

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

274

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

275

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

276

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

277

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

278

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

279

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

280

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

281

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

282

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

283

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

284

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

285

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

286

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

287

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

288

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

289

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

290

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

291

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

292

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

293

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

294

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

295

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

296

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

297

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

298

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

299

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

300

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

301

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

302

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

303

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

304

Alexander Bay

130

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

305

Alexander Bay

55

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

306

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

307

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

308

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

309

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

310

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

311

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

312

Alexander Bay

153

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

313

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

314

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

315

Alexander Bay

103

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

316

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

317

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

318

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

319

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

320

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

321

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

322

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

323

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

324

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

325

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

326

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

327

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

328

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

329

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

330

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

331

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

332

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

333

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

334

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

335

Alexander Bay

86

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

336

Alexander Bay

114

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

337

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

338

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

339

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

340

Alexander Bay

102

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

341

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

342

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

343

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

344

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

345

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

346

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

347

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

348

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

349

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

350

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

351

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

352

Alexander Bay

120

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

353

Alexander Bay

118

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

354

Alexander Bay

118

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

355

Alexander Bay

91

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

356

Alexander Bay

124

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

357

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

358

Alexander Bay

146

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

359

Alexander Bay

99

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

360

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

361

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

362

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

363

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

364

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

365

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

366

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

367

Alexander Bay

100

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

368

Alexander Bay

105

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

369

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

370

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

371

Alexander Bay

100

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

372

Alexander Bay

120

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

373

Alexander Bay

96

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

374

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

375

Alexander Bay

85

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

376

Alexander Bay

125

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

377

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

378

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

379

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

380

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

381

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

382

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

383

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

384

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

385

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

386

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

387

Alexander Bay

107

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

388

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

389

Alexander Bay

90

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

390

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

391

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

392

Alexander Bay

117

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

393

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

394

Alexander Bay

97

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

395

Alexander Bay

87

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

396

Alexander Bay

87

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

397

Alexander Bay

88

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

398

Alexander Bay

110

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

399

Alexander Bay

98

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

400

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

401

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

402

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

403

Alexander Bay

50

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

404

Alexander Bay

64

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

405

Alexander Bay

84

Own

N/A

N/A

N/A

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(b)

Town

Size (ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own

Exclusive rights

(aa) use

(bb) occupy

 

WF Nkomo Street - Pretoria

481

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Pelindaba - Pretoria

5

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Lyttelton - Centurion

40.43

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Irene - Centurion

53.6

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Somerset West – Cape Town

474.6

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Wellington – Cape Town

3,182

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Boskop - Potchefstroom

1,365

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Boksburg - Johannesburg

2

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Grabouw – Western Cape

114

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Kempton Park - Johannesburg

242

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Benoni - Johannesburg

7.5

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Alberton - Johannesburg

3.2

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

SAFCOL OWNED PROPERTY

 

(Nongoma)/Part of Ngome Plantation

2312

2312

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

(Mtubatuba)

127

127

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

Belfast

0,571

0,571

Ownership

N/A

N/A

 

Amsterdam

0,8565

0,8565

Ownership

N/A

N/A

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

PROPERTY LEASED BY SAFCOL

 

Belfast Plantation – (Belfast)

6,245

N/A

Lease

6,245

6,245

 

Berlin Plantation – (Mbombela)

13,583

N/A

Lease

13,583

13,583

 

Jessievale Plantation – (Warburton)

18,722

N/A

Lease

18,722

18,722

 

Ngome Plantation – (Vryheid)

3,700

N/A

Lease

3,700

3,700

 

Uitsoek Plantation – (Mbombela)

9,912

N/A

Lease

9,912

9,912

 

Nelshoogte Plantation – (Barberton)

11,704

N/A

Lease

11,704

11,704

 

Witklip Plantation – (Whiteriver)

9,884

N/A

Lease

9,884

9,884

 

Roburnia Plantation – (Amsterdam)

15,208

N/A

Lease

15,208

15,208

 

Bergvliet Plantation – (Sabie)

17,907

N/A

Lease

17,907

17,907

 

Blyde Plantation - (Graskop)

12,924

N/A

Lease

12,924

12,924

 

Brooklands Plantation – (Sabie/Whiteriver)

12,780

N/A

Lease

12,780

12,780

 

Tweefontein Plantation – (Sabie)

18,968

N/A

Lease

18,968

18,968

(b)

(Nearest Town)/Town

Size

(ha)

(i)

(ii)

(iii) lease from the state to

     

Own (Ha)

Exclusive rights

(aa) use (ha)

(bb) occupy (ha)

 

Wilgeboom Plantation – (Hazyview)

9,339

N/A

Lease

9,339

9,339

 

Woodbush Plantation – (Tzaneen)

9,446

N/A

Lease

9,446

9,446

 

Entabeni Plantation – (Louis Trichardt)

16,998

N/A

Lease

16,998

16,998

   
       
       
         
       
       

Responses are according to the information received from Eskom and Transnet.

ESKOM SOC Limited

(b)(i)

Eskom owns 6 465 land parcels as provided in Annexure A. We are in the process of conducting an extensive verification of our fixed assets including land. Our verification exercise will provide more up to date information.

(b)(ii)

Eskom does not have exclusive rights. However, over and above the land parcels owned by Eskom, we have 56 361 servitude rights (right of way across landowners’ properties), as provided in Annexure B.

(b)(iii)

Eskom does not lease any land from the State

(b)(iii)(aa)

Not applicable

(b)(iii)(bb)

Not applicable

TRANSNET SOC Limited

(b)(i)(ii)(iii)

The following table sets out information on Transnet’s property as at 20 March 2018. More information is also attached.

Transnet Properties

Operating Division

Provinces and types of Property

Total Area in Hectares

Total No. of Properties

 

 

Registered

Un-Registered

Registered

Un-Registered

Transnet Freight Rail

All provinces. Mostly where railway infrastructure is situated

64 869

28 726

19 338

11 486

Transnet Engineering

Salt River, Uitenhage, Bloemfontein, Durban, Germiston, Koedoespoort, Kilner Park & other Ex TFR properties

785

0

143

0

Transnet Property

All provinces. Includes 7 200 houses and vacant stands. 17 Hostels and lodges.

8 328

844

6 547

471

Transnet National Ports Authority

Ports:- Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mossel Bay, Port Nolloth, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Saldanha

5 709

68 223

273

52

Transnet Pipelines

Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal

115

1

80

4

 

 

79 806

97 794

26 381

12 013

Registered = Property held by Title

 

 

 

 

Un-Registered = Property held by Act or Expropriation

 

 

 

 

02 July 2018 - NW1305

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Whether he has been informed of the 12 Transnet Employees at the Ngqura Container Terminal in Port Elizabeth (names furnished), who were unfairly dismissed after lodging grievances against their supervisor (name furnished), who had continuously victimised and abused them racially; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what has he done to ensure that (a) the 12 former employees get re-employed, (b) the grievances were investigated and (c) unfair dismissal investigated?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

(a) The 12 Employees who were dismissed were charged with insubordination, underwent formal disciplinary process, were found guilty and dismissed. At no point were victimization and racism cited during their disciplinary process. The matter followed proper employment law processes and has even been referred to the labour court.

(b) There is currently no suggestion that the employees were unfairly dismissed and at all appeal processed outside the Company, the Company decision has been upheld.

(c) At all material times, the employees have appealed for re-employment but at no time have they ever raised allegations of victimization or racial abuse as reason for dismissal.

02 July 2018 - NW1042

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

Did a certain company, namely Hernic Ferrochrome conclude an empowerment deal in 2007 that involved a certain persons company namely Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources? NW1043E

Reply:

DPE RESPONSE

The Department is unable to respond to this question as the information required relates to contracts awarded by Hernic Ferrochrome which is a private company.

Responses are based on information received from the respective SOCs stated below:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

Alexkor is not in a position to comment on Hernic Ferrochrome business and would like to refer the question directly to Hernic Ferrochrome.

DENEL SOC LIMITED

Based on the information made available to Chairperson Hlahla, Denel has never concluded any empowerment deal in 2007 with a company called Hernic Ferrochrome that involved a person called Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources.

ESKOM SOC LIMITED

Eskom is not aware of a company called Henric, however we will respond regarding a company called Hernic Ferrochrome (Hernic).

Hernic is one of Eskom’s Key Industrial Customer since 1996, and subsequently participated in Eskom’s Demand Response (DR) programme where customers are incentivised by reducing their own power consumption on request from Eskom.

Although Eskom is not privy to the details regarding an empowerment deal in 2007, Eskom is aware that Matlapeng Resources and Matlapeng Chrome had a shareholding at Hernic Ferrochrome during Eskom financial years 2014 and 2015. Eskom is also aware that Collin Matjila was a Director at Matlapeng Chrome and a Non- Executive Director at Hernic Ferrochrome, during financial years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Eskom’s records do not indicate any direct dealings with Matlapeng Resources.

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

According to SAFCOL’s records, they have not concluded an empowerment deal with the company namely Hernic Ferrochrome nor with the person namely Colin Matjila’s Matlapeng Resources.

 

SAX SOC LIMITED

SA Express is not aware of any deal concluded with the said company or person.

TRANSET SOC LIMITED

Transnet is not aware of any empowerment deal that Hernic Ferrochrome and Colin Matjila Matlapeng Resources were involved in, in 2007.

   
       
       
         
       
       

02 July 2018 - NW1271

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What value has been gained by Alexcor after the entity’s corporate head office incurred an expenditure amounting to R225 406 938,00 in the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017, as is reflected in the annual report?

Reply:

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

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

SPEND CATEGORY:

 AMOUNT

 

1.  Bursaries

R    1 687 360

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

2. Corporate Costs

R   47 442 391

Salaries of employees and head office operational costs

3. Mining Operations

R   14 846 968

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

4. Town Maintenance

R   85 988 049

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

5. Discontinued Operations and Other

R     9 735 795

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

6. Environmental Management

R   41 343 822

Implementation of Phase 1  of rehabilitation of historically disturbed areas

 

7. Directors Remuneration

R   24 362 554

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

TOTAL

R 225 406 938

 

19 June 2018 - NW1619

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What amount is currently owed by municipalities to Eskom, (b) which municipalities (i) have unpaid accounts and (ii) does Eskom have payment arrangements with and (c) what amount of the debt owed by municipalities is older than three years?

Reply:

(a)

R20 061 454 892 is the total debt owed to Eskom by municipalities as at 31 March 2018. This includes the total overdue debt of R13 569 922 454.

(b)(i)(ii)(iii)

Annexure A provides a list of municipalities with accounts in arrears and indicates municipalities that had payment arrangements with Eskom as at 31 March 2018.

(c)

R455 million.

It is to be noted that this amount in based on the top 20 defaulting municipalities, which make up about 92% of the total arrears amount, as at 31 March 2018.

The risk of prescription is limited due to it being interrupted by a by court order; summons; and /or acknowledgement of debt i.e. payment arrangements.

Table 1 provides details of debt owed by the top 20 defaulting municipalities, as at 31 March 2018.

Table 1: Debt owed by the Top 20 defaulting municipalities

Top 20 defaulting municipalities

Total Debt (R’M)

0 to 90 days

>90 days <= 1yr

>1yr but <= 2yr

>2yr but <= 3yr

>3yrs but <=4 yr

DIHLABENG MUNICIPALITY

184.0

34.4

R 136.2

R 13.5

 

 

DITSOBOTLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY (incl. Lichtenburg)

296.7

35.1

R 122.5

R 139.2

 

 

EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY (MP)

1 661.4

228.7

R 906.1

526.6

 

 

EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

873.2

504.8

R 368.3

 

 

 

GOVAN MBEKI MUNICIPALITY

561.6

123.4

438.2

 

 

 

KAI !GARIB MUNICIPALITY

129.0

20.3

56.2

52.6

 

 

LEKWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

502.3

79.9

301.3

121.1

 

 

MALUTI A PHOFUNG MUNICIPALITY

2 754.8

187.0

768.7

814.2

629.3

355.6

MANTSOPA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

119.4

16.4

42.3

56.8

3.9

 

MATJHABENG MUNICIPALITY

1 815.0

198.8

480.6

636.6

499.1

 

MERAFONG CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

156.0

51.8

104.2

 

 

 

MODIMOLLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

130.8

23.6

107.2

 

 

 

MOOKGOPHONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

118.2

11.5

52.8

53.9

 

 

MOQHAKA MUNICIPALITY (incl. Steynsrus)

230.4

74.0

156.4

 

 

 

NALA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

178.0

24.3

57.5

96.3

 

 

NALEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY (NW)

279.2

28.8

95.7

121.2

33.5

 

NGWATHE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

937.7

66.2

250.4

287.0

234.3

99.8

NKETOANA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

171.0

23.1

52.7

73.6

21.6

 

THABA CHWEU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

444.2

50.0

134.6

179.4

80.2

 

THABAZIMBI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

217.5

12.8

61.0

95.7

48.1

 

WALTER SISULU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

141.2

23.7

85.7

31.8

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

11901.8

1818.7

4778.5

3299.3

1550.0

455.3

19 June 2018 - NW1260

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

1. By what date will Eskom reinstitute its transparent and accountable power system status reporting which was stopped during the tenure of a certain person (name and details furnished); (2) what is the current level of coal supplied to Eskom by the (a) Arnot, (b) Camden, (c) Hendrina, (d) Komati, (e) Kriel, (f) Majuba and (g) Tutuka mines; (3) whether there is sufficient coal to supply Eskom’s needs for the remainder of the year; if not, what is Eskom’s plan to provide sufficient coal for its power stations?

Reply:

(1)

On 7 June 2018 Eskom launched the weekly system status report. This report, which is hosted on Eskom’s website, gives a weekly view of energy sent out, peak demand, performance of generating units in terms of the energy availability factor (EAF) and an outlook of three months ahead. Eskom’s media statement is attached.

(2)

The current level of coal supplied to the specified power stations is provided in the Table 1 below.

Table 1: Coal supply for April 2018

Power Station

April 2018 coal supply (kilo tonnes)

Arnot

517

Camden

449

Hendrina

358

Komati

184

Kriel

489

Majuba

1086

Tutuka

576

(3)

Currently Eskom does not have sufficient coal supply for the remainder of the year.

Eskom is currently negotiating tenders for 100Mt of coal that is required for the next five years. Eskom has issued 9 other RFP’s since 1 April 2017 to procure additional coal for different power stations. Apart from a number of contracts already being concluded and delivery of coal commenced, various other agreements are in different stages of conclusion.

Plans in place to improve coal stockpile levels at the six power stations that are below the minimum stock level include the following:

  • Limit production at these critical stations – off peak and weekend units shut down.
  • Coal transfers away from destination stations with healthier stock level – monitored and optimized daily.
  • Limit performance deviation of the rest of the fleet, including new build.
  • Conclude interim coal supply agreements with the Tegeta Business Rescue Practitioners, to enable coal supply to Hendrina Power Station.

18 June 2018 - NW1735

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)    Why is Transnet continuing to sell some of its Sishen-Saldanha line’s operational electric locomotives and apparently to replace them with locomotives from the controversial tender to provide 1 064 locomotives, which is currently being investigated as part of the investigation into state capture; (2) Whether he will consider placing a moratorium on all auctions and sales of assets at Transnet in order to provide the new board with the opportunity of undertaking the necessary investigations; if not, why not; (3) Whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

1. Transnet SOC Ltd (Transnet) has electric locomotives (9E electric) fleet which used to operate on the Ore Line (Sishen-Saldanha). These 9E locomotives were unique to the Sishen-Saldanha line and were not to be used elsewhere in Africa.

The first of these old locomotives arrived in 1978. These locomotives reached the end of life six (6) years ago and the last ten (10) locomotives were eventually staged in 2016 and have not been operating since then, as their components were obsolete and were uneconomical to maintain. Any remaining parts were subsequently sold off.

They were subsequently replaced with 15E locomotives, the first of which arrived in 2010.

(2) This is an operational decision within the powers of Transnet management under the supervision of the Board of Directors. There is also a Significance Materiality Framework which gives guidance and thresholds on such matters.

(3) The Minister is on record that the contract will be investigated. If foul play is established, appropriate action will be taken. To date two forensic reports are available. The new Board of Transnet is discussing these reports and will soon be announcing its plans to act on all those guilty of corruption or any other malpractices.

18 June 2018 - NW954

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

(1) Whether a certain chief executive officer, namely Mr Lemogang Pitsoe, Alexkor SOC Limited was a paid-for guest at the (a) Gupta Sun City wedding and/or (b) wedding of Varun Gupta in Jaipur, India; (2) (a) what was the process by which the specified person was appointed as chief executive officer, (b) on what date was the post advertised, (c) what is the name of each (i) candidate who (aa) applied, (bb) was shortlisted and (cc) interviewed and (ii) member who was on the selection panel and (d) what marine mining credentials does the person have; and (3) whether the person disclosed the relationship with a certain company’s contract, namely JIC Mining Company with Hernic Ferrochrome; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

(1)

(a)

The response to the PQ that I have received from the CEO of Alexkor, Mr Lemogang Pitso, is that he attended the said weddings while he was in the employ of Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd. Mr Pitsoe was representing Mr Johan Swanepoel, who is the CEO of Hernic, who could not attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

(b)

As per 1(a) above.

 

(2)

(a)

The position was advertised in the Sunday Times on 26 February 2017. A panel was established comprising of board members to interview the short listed candidates. The preferred candidates were then put through a set of psychometric tests. This was done in line with Alexkor’s recruitment and selection policy.

     
 

(b)

26 February 2017

     
 

(c)

(i)

(aa)

The names of the candidates who applied for the position is in the possession of the Department and the members are welcome to request sight of said list.

The challenge in publicly disclosing the names is that application for these level positions is done on a confidential basis, and disclose may negatively affect the current employment relationship of the applicants. Besides, the disclosure cannot be done without the candidates giving the Department consent to disclose their names.

     

(bb)

Same as (2)(c)(aa) above.

     

(cc)

Same as (2)(c)(aa) above.

   

(ii)

(bb)

Ms H Matseke

(Chairperson of the Board of Directors)

     

(cc)

Mr T Matona

(Member of the Board of Directors)

     

(dd)

Ms B Makwetla

(Member of the Board of Directors)

     

(ee)

Mr S Danana

(Member of the Board of Directors)

     

(ff)

Dr R Paul

(Advisor to the Board of Directors)

     

(ff)

Ms L Mphahlele

(Leadership Talent, Service Provider as observer)

 

(d)

Mr Pitsoe has extensive marine mining experience which he accumulated while employed by De Beers.

         

(3)

Yes. Mr Pitsoe was employed at Hernic (Pty Ltd as a General Manager. Hernic and JIC Mining had a customer-supplier relationship, where HIC was a mining contractor to Hernic. The information was not disclosed as it was not requested either in the job application forms of the interview. It can be recalled that Hernic and JIC are private companies and did not have a relationship with DPE’s SOCs.

We will be looking into these matters more closely in the coming weeks.

   
   

18 June 2018 - NW1081

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) Did Denel award a scholarship to a certain person namely Supra Oarabile Mahumpelo, (b) by what date was the deadline for the scholarship application and (c) when did the specified person apply; (2) was the institution for which the scholarship awarded an accredited institution for the scholarship, if not, on what basis was a scholarship to the institution given; (3) (a) who approved the scholarship, (b) on what basis and (c)(i) who else applied but did not receive the scholarship and (ii) why were they not given the scholarship?

Reply:

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

The Minister of Public Enterprises on 18 April 2018 directed the Board to investigate the awarding of the bursary awarded to the son of the Premier of North-West, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, to check whether the process was conducted in line with Denel policies.

The Board has commissioned the investigation and on its conclusion will take appropriate action against anyone within Denel who has flouted applicable policies. Further action to recover the funds expensed towards the bursary will need to be taken, if it is found that proper procedures were not followed.

On conclusion of the investigation, the Board has undertaken to share its contents with the Minister and at that stage the Minister shall be in a position to answer the questions that the Member has asked.

   

18 June 2018 - NW1199

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) Did Denel award a scholarship to a certain person namely Supra Oarabile Mahumpelo, (b) by what date was the deadline for the scholarship application and (c) when did the specified person apply; (2) was the institution for which the scholarship awarded an accredited institution for the scholarship, if not, on what basis was a scholarship to the institution given; (3) (a) who approved the scholarship, (b) on what basis and (c)(i) who else applied but did not receive the scholarship and (ii) why were they not given the scholarship?

Reply:

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

(1)

(a)

The position was advertised in the Sunday Times on 26 February 2017. A panel was established comprising of board members to interview the short listed candidates. The preferred candidates were then put through a set of psychometric tests. The process followed was in line with Alexkor’s recruitment and selection process.

 

(b)

26 February 2017

 

(c)

(i)

The names of the candidates who applied for the position is in the possession of the Department and the members are welcome to request sight of said list.

The challenge in publicly disclosing the names is that application for these level positions is done on a confidential basis, and disclose may negatively affect the current employment relationship of the applicants. Besides, the disclosure cannot be done without the candidates giving the Department consent to disclose their names.

   

(ii)

As per (1)(c)(i) above.

 

(d)

(i)

Minimum of 5 years mining experience (diamond or coal mining experience preferable).

   

(ii)

At least 5 years senior management experience.

   

(iii)

Executive Management experience.

   

(iv)

Comprehensive knowledge of the PFMA and Treasury Regulations (3 years SOC/SOE experience would be an advantage)

   

(v)

Extensive strategic leadership experience.

   

(vi)

Business rescue or turnaround strategy implementation experience.

   

(vii)

Relevant Mining Qualifications preferable (BSc Mining Engineering or Equivalent).

 

(e)

(i)

Ms H Matseke

(Chairperson of the Board of Directors)

   

(ii)

Mr T Matona

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(iii)

Ms B Makwetla

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(iv)

Mr S Danana

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(v)

Dr R Paul

(Advisor to the Board of Directors)

   

(vi)

Ms L Mphahlele

  1. (Leadership Talent, Service Provider as observer)
 

(f)

(i)

Mr Pitsoe has 23 years mining experience, including Diamond or Coal Mining;

   

(ii)

9 years senior management experience

   

(iii)

4 years executive management experience

   

(iv)

Extensive strategic leadership experience

   

(v)

He was involved in a turnaround strategy at Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd

   

(vi)

He as a BSc Mining Engineering degree

 

(2)

The question was not asked of Mr Pitsoe as it was not relevant to the employment criteria. For the record, Mr Pitsoe was employed as a General Manager at Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd, and did not have a direct relationship with the Gupta family. JIC, a Gupta company was as service provider to Hernic which relationship was in place long before Mr Pitsoe joined Hernic, which is owned by Mitsubishi a Japanese conglomerate.

We will be looking into these matters more closely in the coming months.

   

18 June 2018 - NW1201

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What are the details of the process followed to appoint a certain person namely Ms Adila Chowan to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Alexkor SOC Pty Ltd in October 2017, (b) when was the vacancy advertised, (c) what are the details of the other candidates who (i) applied and (ii) got shortlisted, (d) what criteria had to be met to qualify for the position and (e) what are the names of each member of the selection and interview panel; (2) whether the specified person disclosed being involved in a litigation process at the time of the interview and/or appointment process relating to a previous position held at another company (name furnished)? NW1295E

Reply:

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

(1)

(a)

The position was advertised in the Sunday Times, shortlisted candidates were interviewed and the successful candidate was required to undergo a psychometric test. The preferred candidate was then referred to the Minister of DPE for appointment. This was in line with Alexkor’s recruitment and selection process.

 

(b)

26 February 2017

 

(c)

(i)

The names of the candidates who applied for the position is in the possession of the Department and the members are welcome to request sight of said list.

The challenge in publicly disclosing the names is that application for these level positions is done on a confidential basis, and disclose may negatively affect the current employment relationship of the applicants. Besides, the disclosure cannot be done without the candidates giving the Department consent to disclose their names.

   

(ii)

As per (1)(c)(i) above

 

(d)

(i)

CA (SA) with commercial experience, preferably within mining

   

(ii)

Diamond and coal mining experience will be an advantage

   

(iii)

At least 5 years’ experience relating to managing finance operational teams

   

(iv)

Experience in an Executive Management position would be an advantage

   

(v)

Comprehensive understanding and proven track record in the implementation of PFMA and Treasury Regulations (3 years SOC/SOE experience would be an advantage)

 

(e)

(i)

Ms M Lehobye

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(ii)

Mr T Matona

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(iii)

Mr S Danana

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(iv)

Ms Z Ntlangula

(Member of the Board of Directors)

   

(v)

Dr R Paul

(Advisor to the Board of Directors)

 

(e)

The names of the selection and interview panel for this position have been disclosed to the Department; however, due to the confidential nature of this information, no further details will be disclosed.

(2)

The question was not asked during the interview with the candidate whether there was any litigation process that she was involved in. At the time the offer of appointment was made in August 2017, the information relating to the litigation was public knowledge.

18 June 2018 - NW1270

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Why does his department have a 20% shareholding in a certain company (West Coast Resources) and (b) what are the names of the persons within (i) his departmental structure or organisation who are holding the specified shares? NW 1370E

Reply:

DPE response

a) In 2007 the then Department of Minerals and Energy which is currently known as the Department of Mineral Resources (“DMR”) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (“MoA”) with De Beers in connection with the State interest pertaining to lease consideration, claims and other obligations payable to the State in terms of the 1979 lease (“Cullinan Lease”) and the 1990 lease (“Venetia Lease”). The Cullinan Lease and the Venetia Lease collectively will be referred to as “Lease Agreements”.

Prior to the enactment of the Minerals Act of 1991 (“Minerals Act”) and as inferred by the MoA, the State had an uncontested interest and claims which were payable and arising out of the Lease Agreements. However, once the Minerals Act was enacted, De Beers contested the State interest and claims under the Lease Agreements and contended that the State interest and claims were no longer payable.

On the other hand, the State was of the firm view that the coming into effect of the Minerals Act does not extinguish its rights flowing out of the Lease Agreements. In order for DMR and De Beers to settle the above dispute, an MoA was concluded as a full and final settlement of any and all claims that the State may have had against De Beers in terms of the Lease Agreements and as part of the settlement a 20% shareholding in Namaqualand Mines (NM) was allocated to DMR pending transfer to a proposed transaction structure involving Alexkor.

The protracted Richtersveld community land claim against the Department and Alexkor (“Land Claim”) complicated the deal as the resolution of the matter was vital to the proposed transaction structure. The Government took a decision to protect the 20% shareholding in NM pending the resolution of the Land Claim. Eventually, the proposed deal structure failed to materialise and whilst the Government was negotiating a resolution of the Land Claim, De Beers was proceeding with its business rationalisation process.

b) As a result, several steps were taken by De Beers to sell NM which was eventually acquired by Trans Hex and the State maintained its 20% shareholding under the custodianship of the Department of Public Enterprises. The NM operations lay dormant for several years until 2015 when West Coast Resources was formed to exploit the NM asset. The 20% shareholding of the State is warehoused in a Special Purpose Vehicle while the State determines how to leverage its stake.

 

18 June 2018 - NW1660

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

DPE response

a) The Special Investigating Unit is currently working with a team comprising the DPCI and State-Owned Companies’ (SOC) Forensic Units to inter alia address current and historical allegations of corruption in the SOCs. Among others, the team is seized with reviewing forensic reports that have been commissioned by the SOCs in order to:

(i) Ascertain the number and status of matters that have been referred to SAPS;

(ii) Ascertain the number and status of matters that have been referred to DPCI.

The efforts are meant to ensure that where prima facie case of corruption exists, the law enforcement agencies move to seize assets that are proceeds of corruption. Furthermore, the work is also meant to establish matters that the Boards and Executive of SOCs failed to refer for criminal investigation by relevant law enforcement agencies and matters that could expeditiously result in the conviction of those implicated in allegations of corruption concerning SOCs.

(aa) The question relates to a period that spans 14 years. Consequently, at the time of responding to the question, the Department had confirmed that one case of corruption and fraud was referred to the SAPS and the related investigation is still underway.

(bb) To date seventy nine forensic reports commissioned by SOCs concerning matters of malfeasance, fraud and corruption have been referred to the SIU for review. The team comprising SIU, Asset Forfeiture Unit and the DPCI is seized with the review of the reports. Furthermore, the SIU is currently conducting work in line with Proclamation No 11 of 2018 that authorizes investigation into allegations of malfeasance, fraud and corruption in Transnet and Eskom. A motivation will be submitted to Denel to address allegations of corruption in Denel.

b) (i)(ii)(iii) The review and reconciliation of records being done independently by the team led by the SIU should assist in ascertaining the completeness and status of all matters that have been referred to law enforcement agencies and convictions if any, which have been registered to date.

All the efforts mentioned above are fully aligned to the commitment made by the President during the State of the Nation Address that this is the year to turn the tide of corruption in public institutions. Therefore, the team led by the SIU should be allowed to continue its work in order to reveal facts behind the questions posed and the information that the SOCs has over the years submitted to the Ministry.

       
       

18 June 2018 - NW1829

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1988E

Reply:

(a)(b)(i) The Minister of Public Enterprises was not accompanied by the spouse and/or an adult family member during official international trips for the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.

(ii) Since 1 April 2018 the following are the details:

(aa) Minister travelled with his spouse, Mrs Vanitha Gordhan.

(bb)(aaa) Purpose of the trip

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Pravin Gordhan received an invitation to attend and participate at the World Bank/ IMF Spring Meetings. The meetings attended by the Minister are as follows:

  • Semi-Annual Workshop of the Advisory Finance Group (AFG) on 19 April 2018;
  • Annual Havard Ministerial Leadership Forum for Finance Experts at Havard University on 23 April 2018;
  • Workshop on The country Challenges of Institutionalized Corruption: Lessons for South Africa, 25-26 April 2018;
  • To Strengthen country-to-country relations between South Africa and the United State of America;
  • To interact with strategic stakeholders and to explore possible areas of

collaboration between the South African and United States of American companies.

(bb)(bbb) Destination of the trip is United States of America.

(cc)(aaa) Total cost of the trip in respect of the spouse is R132 418.61.

(cc)(bbb) Breakdown of the cost

The cost of R132 418.61 is only for the air ticket and there are no other costs incurred.

(2) The trip was approved by Presidency.

18 June 2018 - NW1846

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) how many of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) All SMS members have declared their Financial Interest. In this regard see attached a printout from the Public Service e-Disclosure System confirming submission.

(1) (a) Not applicable.

(1) (b) Not Applicable

(1) (c) (i) Not Applicable

(1) (c) (ii) Not Applicable

(2) Not Applicable.

(3) (a) There are no employees currently on suspension.

(3) (b) Not Applicable.

(4) Not Applicable.

(5) Minister will not be making a statement on the matter.

       
       
       
       
       
       

18 June 2018 - NW19

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to Transnet’s Request for Proposal (RFP) issued on 26 April 2017, was (a)(i) a certain family and/or (ii) any of their associates and/or (b) a certain company and/or (c) a certain person involved in the RFP at any stage; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) What is the current total value of Transnet’s (a) core and (b) non-core properties; (3) (a) What (i) number of companies responded to the RFP and (ii) are the names of the companies that responded to the RFP, (b)(i) where and (ii) when was the RFP published and (c) for how long?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

(1)(a)(i) To the best of Transnet’s knowledge the family named has not been involved in the RFP,

(1)(a)(ii) To the best of Transnet’s knowledge the families and associates and/or company has not been involved in the RFP.

(1)(c) To the best of Transnet’s knowledge the person has not been involved in the RFP.

(1)(d) To the best of Transnet’s knowledge the companies named did attend the briefing.

(2)(a) The current total value of Transnet’s core properties is R4billion.

(2)(b) The current total value of Transnet’s non-core properties is R30 billion.

(3)(a)(i) seven companies responded.

(3)(a)(ii) The names of the companies that responded are:

1. Tirhani Auctioneers

2. Tholisiwe Consulting

3. Sigpro (Pty) (Ltd)

4. Pamoja Capital

5. LDM Consulting

6. JM Cres

7. Fuel Property Fund Managers (Pty) (Ltd)

(3)(b)(i) The RFP was published on National Treasury e-Tender website.

3)(b)(ii) The RFP was published on 26 April 2017.

(3)(c) The tender closed on 13 June 2017.

08 June 2018 - NW153

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

REPLY:

 

  1. Responses from DPE, Alexkor, Denel, Eskom, Safcol and SAX were received and submitted to Parliament previously.

 

Response is according to information received from Transnet:

 

  1. (i) (ii) (iii) The following table sets out information on Transnet's  property. Detail of each asset requires time and is a volumous exercise.

Table 1.

Transnet Properties

Operating Division

Provinces and types of Property

Total Area in Hectares

Total No. of Properties

 

 

Registered

Un-Registered

Registered

Un-Registered

Transnet Freight Rail

All provinces. Mostly where railway infrastructure is situated

64 869

28 726

19 338

11 486

Transnet Engineering

Salt River, Uitenhage, Bloemfontein, Durban, Germiston, Koedoespoort, Kilner Park & other Ex TFR properties

785

0

143

0

Transnet Property

All provinces. Includes 7 200 houses and vacant stands. 17 Hostels and lodges.

8 328

844

6 547

471

Transnet National Ports Authority

Ports:- Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mossel Bay, Port Nolloth, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and Saldanha

5 709

68 223

273

52

Transnet Pipelines

Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal

115

1

80

4

 

 

79 806

97 794

26 381

12 013

Registered =  Property held by Title

 

 

 

 

Un-Registered  = Property held by Act or Expropriation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information is also attached in the Annexure.

08 June 2018 - NW1281

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, given the perilous state of many state-owned enterprises (SOEs), he has found that any further financial support and guarantees from the Government will be required to ensure that the specified SOEs remain operational; if so, what are the relevant details of his policy projections in this regard?

Reply:

Response based on information received from DPE-Strategic Partnerships Unit.

The State Owned Enterprises within the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) that have been given government guarantees (in compliance with PFMA) are Eskom, Transnet, Denel and South African Express (SAX). The government guarantee is limited to a maximum of R350 billion for Eskom, R3, 5 billion for Transnet, R2, 4 billion for Denel, and R0.8 billion for SAX.

Further financial support will be subject to SOEs providing a viable business case, clearly demonstrating that financial support will be utilized solely for advancing both commercial and developmental mandates. This will also be conditional on SOEs proving that they will adhere to prudent financial and risk management which will be closely monitored by the Department.

The form that financial support will take is subject to the Minister of Public Enterprises and Minister of Finance’s joint assessment and concurrence on each application received.

I believe that short to medium-term financial support (or guarantees) combined with changes in Boards and Management and a review of business strategies will be beneficial and fundamentally change the outlook for Sate owned Enterprises.

08 June 2018 - NW80

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether she held a face-to-face meeting with anyone or all of the specified persons (names furnished) since her appointment as Minister of Public Enterprises in May 2014; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) who was present at each meeting, (b) on what date was each meeting held, (c) where was each meeting held and (d) what was discussed at each meeting; (2) whether she (a) has directly interacted via a phone call and/or (b) authorised a certain official (name furnished) to interact with any of the specified persons; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) with whom did (aa) she and/or (bb) the specified official interact, (ii) on what date did the interaction take place and (iii) what was discussed during each interaction? NW86E

Reply:

Former Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, vacated the office on 26 February 2018. In this regard, the Department has not been able to obtain a response from her.

07 June 2018 - NW1262

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) Are all four units of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme operational currently, (b) how long have they been operational and (c) how much power is provided by each unit; (2) (a) what was the total cost of the scheme, (b) what was the original budgeted amount for the scheme, (c) what was the original estimated time frame to complete the scheme, (d) how long did the scheme actually take to complete, (e) who was the main contractor for the scheme and (f) what amount was paid to this contractor for work done on the scheme; (3) is the contract under forensic investigation by Eskom; if not, why not?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)

Yes, all 4 Ingula units are in commercial operation.

(1)(b)

Each unit has been operational for between 1 and 2 years, as indicated in the table below.

Table 1: Commercial operation dates for each unit at Ingula

Unit

Commercial Operation Date

Unit 1

30 August 2016

Unit 2

22 August 2016

Unit 3

30 January 2017

Unit 4

10 June 2016

(1)(c)

Each unit is rated at a maximum continuous rating of 333 megawatts (MW).

In terms of the actual production of power per unit, the following should be noted:

  • Ingula has two waterways, each supplying water to two of the four units. Due to the possibility of excessive build-up of pressure, two units with a common waterway are restricted to less than full power when running simultaneously, but two units on different waterways are able to generate at full capacity. Thus, if all four units are required to generate at the same time, each has to reduce output by approximately 50MW.
  • A design modification to address the issue is planned for implementation during the upcoming 2018 outages.

(2)(a)

As at 30 March 2018, R29.5 billion (excluding interest during construction) has been spent on the scheme, against an approved business case value of R29.8 billion (excluding interest during construction).

(2)(b)

R8.5 billion (excluding interest during construction).

(2)(c)

The original estimated time frame to complete the scheme was 6 years and 8 months.

(2)(d)

The scheme actually took 10 years and 9 months to complete.

(2)(e)

The main contractor for the scheme was CMI-JV (CMC di Revenna, PG Mavundla and Impregilo Joint Venture).

(2)(f)

The amount paid to this contractor for work done on the scheme is R14 959 205 944.36 (excluding VAT).

(3)

No. A technical investigation looking into the root causes of operational problems has been initiated, the outcome of which will determine whether there is a need for forensic investigation.

05 June 2018 - NW1261

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the reasons that Eskom has failed to recapitalise its tied mines resulting in a drop in coal supply; (2) whether Eskom has negotiated any contracts with non-tied mines to fill the coal-supply shortfall over the past 12 months; if so, (a) which companies have been contracted, (b) what was the cost of each ton of coal, (c) what is the total number of tons that will be supplied and (d) what are the details of the term of the contract; (3) whether Eskom will be entering into any future contracts with non-tied mines; if so, what is the name of each company?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)

Eskom had Capital constraints post Multi Year Price Determination 3 (MYPD3) award in 2013. Eskom prioritised allocation of capital for the New Build program and thus very limited capital was made available for the cost plus mines expansion and equipment replacement projects.

FY2017 Eskom recommitted capital investment in the cost plus mines. However Eskom is still faced with further funding constraints and this affects its capital allocation for cost plus mines.

(2)

Yes, over the past 12 months Eskom has negotiated contracts with non-tied mines to fill the coal-supply shortfall.

(2)(a)(c)(d)

Table 1 provides the name of the suppliers that have been contracted; total number of tons that will be supplied to Eskom; and the start date of each coal supply agreement (CSA).

Table 1: Details of contracts with non-tied mines

 No.

Name of the supplier (a)

Total Quantity in tons (c)

CSA start date

(d)

1

Sudor Coal (Pty) Ltd – Halfgewonnen

20 960 000

2017/05/01

2

Silverlake Trading (Pty) Ltd – Uitgevalen

             3 000 000

2017/05/01

3

Izimbiwa Handling Systems (Pty) Ltd - Doornrug

                350 000

2017/05/01

4

Iyanga Mining (Pty) Ltd - Leeuport, Klipfontein & Mooifontein

                480 000

2017/05/01

5

Keaton Mining (Pty) Ltd – Vanggatfontein

                100 000

2017/06/01

6

African Exploration Mining and Finance Company - Chilwavhusiku

             9 000 000

2017/09/01

7

Izimbiwa Coal (Pty) Ltd -Graspan (Previously Shanduka)

             1 050 000

2017/06/01

8

 

Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd – NBC

 

             1 020 000

2017/07/01

 

   

                420 000

 

9

 

Cathoros Commodities (Pty) Ltd -  Wescoal Processing Plant

 

120 000

2017/07/17

 

   

280 000

 

 

 No.

Name of the supplier (a)

Total Quantity in tons (c)

CSA start date (d)

10

Iyanga Mining (Pty) Ltd – Klipfontein

4 800 000

2017/08/01

11

African Exploration Mining and Finance Company - Mzimkhulu

29 800 000

2017/10/01

12

Tshedza Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd – Manungu

720 000

2017/09/01

13

Keaton Mining (Pty) Ltd – Vanggatfontein

200 000

2017/10/01

14

Stuart Coal (Pty) Ltd - East Block

1 200 000

2017/11/01

15

Overlooked Colliery (Pty) Ltd

504 000

2017/12/01

16

Rirhandzu Colliery (Pty) Ltd

790 000

2018/01/01

17

Ntshovelo Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd

550 000

2018/01/01

18

Liketh Investments (Pty) Ltd - KK Pit 5

750 000

2017/12/18

19

Cathoros Commodities (Pty) Ltd - Nndanganeni Colliery

450 000

2018/01/01

20

Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd - NBC

780 000

2018/01/01

21

Hlagisa Mining (Pty) Ltd -  Wildfontein

2 000 000

2018/03/01

22

Izimbiwa Coal (Pty) Ltd (previously Shanduka) - Graspan

3 600 000

2018/03/22

23

Wescoal Mining - Elandspruit

480 000

2018/04/01

(2)(b)

Please note that prices cannot be disclosed as they are confidential and commercialy sensitive.

(3)

Yes, to satisfy its demand Eskom will be entering into any future contracts with non-tied mines through the approved procurement mechanisms.

The names of the suppliers who are involved in the ongoing procurement processes cannot be revealed as this would compromise the processes, while those who will be engaged in the future are not known at this stage.

24 May 2018 - NW137

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to an amount of R55,984 million that was for a contract and/or payment to Regiments Capital in her reply to question 3683 on 2 January 2018, was the contract signed by Transnet, and if so, who signed the contract on behalf of Transnet; (2)(a) What was the actual total contract, (b) what are the details of this contract specifying exactly what service the specified company provided Transnet in each case, (c) each invoice paid and what date it was paid on and (d) who signed off on the invoices?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

1. The contract was signed by the Transnet Group Chief Executive.

(2)(a) The total contract value was R375 million.

(2)(b) The contract scope was as follows:

  • Realisation of the General Freight Business volume targets for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.
  • Implementation of the processes and tools to ensure sustainability and capacity building; upgrade and embed operational capabilities on key flows to ensure execution as per plan (Replicate coal line approach).
  • Validate long term demand as basis for the General Freight Business case.
  • Build key account plans, commercial capabilities and technology solutions to drive the road to rail shift beyond 2015/2016.
  • Identification of new markets and commodities that can be leveraged to produce additional General Freight Business volumes including new markets identified by TFR such as FMCG;
  • Sales, marketing and commercial initiatives;
  • Cost Sweep and Cash Lab (Including EBITDA uplift, monetization of non-core assets including property etc);
  • Driver based budgeting;
  • Project Management Office.

( a) Regiments Capital was paid R 55 984 621 for delivering services in terms of the contract. The contract was for the provision of services related to: RFP GSM/15/03/1255: provision of professional services to support Transnet in increasing general freight business with a breakthrough to reach the planned volume targets for the financial year 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.

Invoice Number

  1. How much was paid (Excluding VAT) R

What date was it paid

  1. Who signed off the invoice

TRXGFB00001

R 3 256 000

2015 08 21

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00002

R 4 400 000

2015 08 21

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00003

R 7 150 000

2015 09 16

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00004

R 8 250 000

2015 10 01

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00005

R 8 250 000

2015 12 18

TFR – Business Owner

TRXGFB00006

R 11 000 000

2016 01 22

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00007

R 8 232 521

2016 01 22

GCIA – Executive Manager

TRXGFB00008

R 5 446 100

2016 02 17

TFR – Business Owner

       

Total

R 55 984 621

   

23 May 2018 - NW139

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      How many officials and/or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or to conduct business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) Are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or to conduct business, doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

(1). Six (6) officials were granted permission.

2. Yes, one official did business with two state owned enterprises during the 2014 / 2015 financial year.

(a). Provision of stationary (Transnet Freight Rail) and provision of a transport service to Alexkor.

(b). During the 2014/2015 Financial Year.

(c). Transnet Freight Rail, R 5 988.42

Alexkor R 17 995.63

The permission to conduct business with or outside of government for all individuals has expired.

22 May 2018 - NW519

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

(1)       Whether, with reference to the reply to question 4012 on 02 January 2017, he is aware that Environmental Management Programme Report of Alexkor expressly forbids the building of seawalls in the manner that is currently being used extensively along the Namaqualand coastline; (2) whether he will launch an investigation into the cofferdam mining method used by Alexkor in Namaqualand that has environmental consequences for the local fishermen and diamond divers; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Response is based on information received from Alexkor.

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(1)

The Department notes that the approved EMPR was based on the utilisation of sand material as opposed excavated material to construct the coffer dams. In 2013 Department of Environment and Nature Conversation gave Alexkor permission to continue with the coffer dam operations whilst the application of Section 24 (g) of NEMA Act 107 of 1998 is being assessed.

Subsequently Alexkor was required to revise the EMPR and this was submitted to the Northern Cape Mineral Resources (Regional Offices) on 4 May 2018.

(2)

The Department noted the concerns raised with regards to the coffer dam operation at the Alexander Bay operations. The Department has commissioned an investigation into the legality of the operations to determine whether the processes followed in assessing and evaluating the likelihood of environmental impacts on socio economic, community and marine life, were considered.

The Department intends to conclude the investigation during the 2018/19 financial year.

   
       
       
         
       
       

14 May 2018 - NW364

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

a) Total amount budgeted for and Expenditure for the past three financial years

(aa) Financial year

(i) Budgeted Amount

(ii) Expenditure

2015/2016

R 31 420 000.00

R 28 937 000.00

2016/2017

R 29 118 000.00

R 29 026 000.00

2017/2018

R 28 605 000.00

R 27 040 000.00

(b) As at 1 April 2017 to date.

(b)

(i) Remuneration

(ii) Salary level

(iii) Job title

(iv) Qualification

R1 299 501.00

15

Special Advisor

Diploma in Project Management.

R1,214,475.00

14

Chief of Staff

B-Tech in Public Management

R 948 174.00

13

Senior Parliamentary and Cabinet Support Officer

Senior Certificate

R 898,743.00

13

Private Secretary

Grade 9

R 864,903.00

12

Assistant Private Secretary( Seconded from DPE)

Diploma: Secretarial/Public Management

R 917,970.00

12

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support Officer

Senior Certificate

R 657,558.00

11

Deputy Director Administration

Bachelor of Administration degree

R 657 558,00

11

Administrative Secretary

Bachelor of Administration degree

R 289,929.00

8

Senior Administrative Officer

Bachelor of Administration degree

R 226,611.00

7

Senior Administrative Officer

Grade 11

R 230 013.00

7

Receptionist/Registry

Senior Certificate

R 216 216.00

6

Driver/ Messenger

Grade 7

R 189 102.00

6

Driver /Messenger

Senior Certificate

R 230 013.00

6

Registry Clerk

Senior Certificate

R 152 862.00

5

Food Services Aid

Grade 11

(v) The job descriptions are accordingly attached. (Annexure A)

07 May 2018 - NW230

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Have officials and employees of (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her used business class tickets for flights during the period 1 January 2010 to 13 November 2017; if so, (i) what are the names of the officials and employees, (ii) what was the flight route, (iii) what travel agency was used to book the flights, (iv) what was the cost of each business class ticket in each case, (v) what was the purpose of each flight, (vi) did the spending comply with the cost cutting measures and regulations of the National Treasury, her department and the Auditor-General of South Africa and (vii) who approved the trip and payment thereof?

Reply:

DPE:

SEE “ANNEXURE 1” (A to H).

ESKOM:

(a)

For the DPE to respond.

(b)

Yes, Eskom employees used business class ticket for flights in the period from 1 January 2010 to 13 November 2017. 

Although Eskom has records of flights prior to 1 January 2015, the records have not been consolidated and are, therefore, not readily available. The exercise to extract, consolidate, and verify these records is extensive and will take eight months to complete.

(b)(i)(ii)(iv)

Annexure A provides (i) the names of the employees and (ii) the flight route.

(b)(iii)

The travel agency that was used to book the flights from January 2015 to 13 November 2017 is Travel with Flair (TWF).

(b)(iv)

Annexure A provides (iv) the cost of each business class ticket.

(b)(v)

Yes, the spend on these flights complies with the cost-cutting measures and regulations of National Treasury, the DPE, and the Auditor-General of South Africa.

(b)(v)(vii)

Annexure B provides (v) the purpose of each flight and (vii) the approver of the trip and payment in each case.

 

SAX:

(1)(b)(i)    The Travel Policy of South African Express allows only the Chief Executive Officer to travel business class.The official who travelled  are:

Ms Siza Mzimela  

Mr Inati Ntshanga                                                                                           

Mr Victor Xaba                                                                                                                       

Ms Matsietsi Mokholo

(ii)        Various destinations on domestic and international routes.

(iii)      No travel agency was used to book the flights; SA Express utilises its own in-house commercial department for duty travel bookings.

(iv)      The ticket prices of referred travels by SA Express Airways CEO’s were on tickets that are on airline to airline duty travel arrangements.

(2)(a)  South African Express only pays for taxes and levies.

(2)(b)  Approval for travel at SA Express is granted by the General Manager:  Human Capital.

 

TRANSNET:

 

 

 

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

 

(1)(a)            Responses from DPE, Alexkor, Denel, Eskom, Safcol and SAX were submitted and signed.

(1)(b)(i)         Yes. There were many passengers that travelled business class for the period 01 Jan 2010 until 31 October 2017.

 

(1)(b)(ii)        There were various routes travelled and the major routes were China, USA, Maputo, Germany, Frankfurt, Sau Paulo, London, Canada, Berlin, Mozambique, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kenya, Munich – Germany, Sao Paulo – Brazil, Frankfurt – Germany, Lagos – Nigeria, Zurich – Switzerland.

 

 

(1)(b)(iii)           For the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010 Tourvest T/A Amex was used.

 

For the period around 01 Jan 2011 to 31 May 2014 - Tourvest T/A Seekers was used, and

 

For the period 01 June 2014 until current Travel with Flair was used.

 

(1)(b)(iv)            The total amount paid for business class trips for the period 01 Jan 2010 until 31 October 2017 is estimated to be around R142 million.

 

(1)(b) (v)            All travel relates to operations, various conferences, investor relations and  international roadshows.

 

(2) (a)                Yes.

(2) (b)              Line managers approved all the travel in line with the Transnet Delegation of Approval for Business Travel.

 

                          More information is attached as “Annexure A”.

 

 

07 May 2018 - NW166

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(a)

Not applicable

(b)

No transaction advisors were appointed by Alexkor in the period under review.

 

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

 

(iv)

Not applicable

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(a)

Not applicable

(b)

Denel SOC Ltd has not appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

 

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

 

(iv)

Not applicable

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(a)

Not Applicable

(b)

No, SAFCOL SOC Ltd did not and does not appoint transaction advisors for tenders.

 

(i)

Not applicable

 

(ii)

Not applicable

 

(iii)

Not applicable

 

(iv)

Not applicable

 

07 May 2018 - NW21

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forward to Eskom and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.