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26 May 2015 - NW1745

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Has the enquiry set up by her department into the train crash that occurred in Denver, Johannesburg on 28 April 2015, been concluded; if so, what were the (a) findings of the enquiry and (b) costs associated with the damage arising from this incident; (2) have any of the recommendations arising from the enquiry been implemented to date? NW1963E

Reply:

(1) (a) The Board of Inquiry has just commenced, it is expected that a report will be available in the next three months.

(b) The determination of the costs associated with the accident will be part of the Board of Inquiry.

(2) The Inquiry is still underway; once the recommendations are available the Rail Safety Regulator will ensure compliance.

26 May 2015 - NW1743

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) With regard to the R1.1 billion allocated to the Moloto Corridor, what amount is allocated to (a) the upgrade of the R573 and (b) the Moloto railway project; (2) will both projects start simultaneously; if not, when will the (a) upgrade of the R573 and (b) railway project (i) start and (ii) be completed in each case; (3) has an environmental impact assessment been conducted with respect to the railway project? NW1961E

Reply:

(1) (a) The full amount of R1.1 billion has been allocated over the next three years towards the upgrading of the R 573.

(b) No funding has been provided for the Moloto Rail Development Corridor.

(2) The upgrade of the R573 will commence before the railway project.

(a) (I) The upgrade of the R 573 will commence in the 2015/16 financial year.
(ii) The upgrade is planned to be concluded by 2017/18.

(b) (i) The Rail Project is a registered Public Private Partnership initiative that is currently in Treasury Approval 1 stage.

(ii) Should funding be approved, two years to finalise the detailed design and five years for the construction of the rail project.

(3) An Environmental due diligence has been undertaken as part of the Treasury Approval 1 feasibility process and no environmental fatal flaws has been found related to the railway project. A detailed Environmental Impact Assessment will be commissioned following Treasury Approval 1. approval, by National Treasury.

26 May 2015 - NW1744

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

What is the status of driving licence tenders? Question Number: 1744 Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:What is the status of driving licence tenders? NW1962EQuestion Answer:The Department does not have any driving licence tenders.

Reply:

The Department does not have any driving licence tenders.

26 May 2015 - NW1746

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) How many immediate on-the-spot payments were made to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in each province in the (i) 201 1-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case (i) to whom were the payments made, (ii) what amount did each person get paid, (iii) who administered the payouts and (iv) who made the decision on what amount should be paid out?NW1964EReplyThe Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) did not make any immediate on-the-spot payments to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in any of the provinces in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) (i) no such payments were made to any person, (ii) no amount was paid to any person, (iii) no payouts were administered because none were made, and (iv) no decisions on what amount should be paid were taken as no such payments were made.

Reply:

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) did not make any immediate on-the-spot payments to road accident victims, via the Road Accident Fund's On the Road Campaign in any of the provinces in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) (i) no such payments were made to any person, (ii) no amount was paid to any person, (iii) no payouts were administered because none were made, and (iv) no decisions on what amount should be paid were taken as no such payments were made.

26 May 2015 - NW1750

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) What total amount was given to the SA Taxi Council (i) in the (aa) 2012-13. (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2015 and (b) what were these funds used for in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) Payments to SANTACO are as follows:

(aa) 2012-13 financial year R16 460 000.00

(bb) 2013-14 financial year R17 365 00

(cc) 2014-15 financial year R18 407 000.00

(ii) The process of concluding an MOA with SANTACO for the 2015/16 year is still underway, therefore no payment has been made since April 2015

(b) These amounts are allocated to SANTACO every financial year based on the recommendations of the 1996 National Taxi Task Team (NTTT) that comprised of members from Provincial Departments, the National Department and the Taxi Industry. Key recommendations of the National Taxi Task Team were:

Formalization of the Taxi industry

▪ Regulation and Control
▪ Training and Capacity Building
▪ Safety and Law Enforcement
▪ Economic Empowerment

Government committed to funding the establishment of SANTACO to support the formalisation of the Industry as well as to implement the key recommendations of the National Taxi Task Team.

26 May 2015 - NW1747

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Will she make the Road Accident Fund Board meeting minutes for the (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 financial years available? NW1965E

Reply:

The (a) (b) (c) minutes of the Road Accident Fund Board are "records" as defined in the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (PAIA), which Act regulates access to records of both public and private bodies. PAIA requires that a request for access to records must be made to the information officer of the public body concerned, in the present instance the Road Accident Fund.
Consequently, neither the Minister nor the Department of Transport are in a position to make the minutes of the Road Accident Fund Board available.

26 May 2015 - NW1749

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

(a) Which (i) properties and (ii) buildings are leased by the Road Accident Fund and (b) in each case, (i) who are they leased from, (ii) on what date did the lease commence and (iii) what is the total monthly (aa) costs and (bb) associated costs? NW1967E

Reply:

(a) The Road Accident Fund leases office space in respect of the (i) properties on which the (ii) following buildings are situated:
 

 

(b)(i) from the following persons

b)(ii) with lease commencement date being:

(b) (iii) (aa) with the total monthly costs (rental):

and (b)(iii)(bb) with associated monthly operating costs (which is a variable cost), per the last invoice received:

Metropolitan life building

Drury Lane Properties (Pty) Ltd

1 April 2014

R529 773.05

R186 738.01

Embassy building

Delta Property Fund

1 April 2014

R698 170.12

R176 443.65

Marble Towers

Joburg Skyscrapers (Pty) Ltd

1 April 2014

R894 536.05

R208 026.67

Eco Square

M&T Commercial Fund

1 Nov 2012

R45 731 .00

R10 119.48

Thibault Square

The Truzen 6 Trust

1 April 2012

R607 339.69

R313 102.73


Attached please find here: Response Continued

19 May 2015 - NW1600

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Dudley, Ms C to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What arrangement does her department have with certain companies (names furnished) with regard to the decryption key for the barcode on driving licences; (2) do the specified companies own the decryption keys; if not, who owns the keys; (3) can other entities acquire a similar arrangement as the specified companies and get access to the decryption key; if so, what are the relevant details? W1816E

Reply:

(1) To our knowledge, there is no agreement(s) which the Department has with any Security Company regarding the decryption key for the barcode on driving licences;

(2) The decryption keys are the property of the state under Department of Transport.

(3) So far as we are aware, the Department of Transport does not have any arrangements security companies

19 May 2015 - NW1703

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What is the revenue that was generated in each month by the e-tolling system since the day it was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) what is the monthly revenue required to run the e-tolling system at a profit; (3) what are the respective monthly expenses that have to be paid by the monthly revenue from the day the e-tolling system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (4) how many e-tags were registered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available; (5) how many e-tags were deregistered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available? NW1924E AssemblyQuestion Number: 1703Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:(1) What is the revenue that was generated in each month by the e-tolling system since the day it was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(2) what is the monthly revenue required to run the e-tolling system at a profit;(3) what are the respective monthly expenses that have to be paid by the monthly revenue from the day the e-tolling system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(4) how many e-tags were registered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available;(5) how many e-tags were deregistered in each month since the day the system was switched on until the latest specified date for which information is available? NW1924EREPLY: (1) The following graphs indicate the actual cash received (1) as well as the expected I forecasted revenue (2) per month.Attached find here: GFIP Toll Receipts Actual vs Forecast Rmillion

Reply:

(1) The following graphs indicate the actual cash received (1) as well as the expected I forecasted revenue (2) per month.

Attached find here: GFIP Toll Receipts Actual vs Forecast Rmillion

24 March 2015 - NW576

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport:

National AssemblyQuestion Number: 576Mu C H K Hunsinger (DAJ to ask the Minister of Transport: Are official forms being (i) photocopied and (ii) supplied to the public at various licensing offices; if so, why, (b) since when have such forms been supplied to the public, (c) what has been the cost of photocopying these forms and (d) what are the costs of photocopying these forms for each province? NW656EReply (a) i. The National Road Traffic Act (NRTA) forms as published in the schedule of forms (volume 1) are the only forms approved for use at DLTC's, vehicle testing stations and registering authorities. Published forms should not be copied for use at the Registering Authorities and all other vehicle and licencing centres in South Africa.ii. Yes, when a member of public visits our various licensing offices they are provided with only the approved and published forms as per the NRTA and there should not be any copies provided to the public.(b) Since the implementation relating to road traffic management.(c) Department of Transport is not aware of any photocopying of the forms and the costs related thereto.(d) Falls away

Reply:

(a) i. The National Road Traffic Act (NRTA) forms as published in the schedule of forms (volume 1) are the only forms approved for use at DLTC's, vehicle testing stations and registering authorities. Published forms should not be copied for use at the Registering Authorities and all other vehicle and licencing centres in South Africa.

ii. Yes, when a member of public visits our various licensing offices they are provided with only the approved and published forms as per the NRTA and there should not be any copies provided to the public.

(b) Since the implementation relating to road traffic management.

(c) Department of Transport is not aware of any photocopying of the forms and the costs related thereto.

(d) Falls away

24 March 2015 - NW413

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) With reference to the S'hamba Sonke Dedicated Road Maintenance Fund, (a) what is the total allocations for each year over the proposed three-year period for which the fund is intended to run, (b) what are the (i) names of the (aa) implementing authorities and (bb) subcontractors of these authorities and (c) what is the total number of jobs which are expected to be created; (2) whether the funding to the provinces is in addition to the funds annually budgeted for out of the provinces' equitable share; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether her department has put in place (a) criteria for accessing and prioritising these funds and (b) any monetary mechanisms to ensure effective spending; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) whether she has been informed of any province which has appropriated funds from the conditional grants of the S'hamba Sonke Dedicated Road Maintenance Fund outside their intended purposes; if not, (i) what is the position in this regard; if so, (ii) what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1) (a) The S'hamba Sonke Program is funded through the Provincial Road Maintenance Grant (PRMG). The 201 5 Division of Revenue Bill allocates the PRMG fund amounting to R9.952 billion, R10.291 billion and R10.807 billion for the 2015/16, 2016117 and 201718 financial years respectively (the current MTEF).

(b) (i) (aa) All nine provinces are the Receiving Officers (RO) of the grant and therefore Implementing Authorities of the grant.

(bb) In the case of Limpopo, the Roads Agency Limpopo is sub-contracted to execute some of the capital works implementation whereas SANRAL also assists willing provinces through a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

(c) There are approximately 223 295, 234 460 and 246 183 work opportunities to be created for the 2015/16, 2016/19 and 2017/18 financial years respectively (the current MTEF).

(ii) Although no funding from the conditional grants of the S'hamba Sonke Dedicated Programme has been misappropriated there has been deviations which have been approved within the conditions set out in the Grant framework. When the Infrastructure Grant to Provinces was reconfigured to the PRMG.

24 March 2015 - NW414

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What gauge will be used on the Moloto Rail Corridor Development Initiative and (b) how will this be integrated into the existing rail system?

Reply:

(a) The Department of Transport has, as pail of a Public Private Partnership initiative -Treasury Approval 1 process, concluded a feasibility study on the Moloto Rail Development Corridor in October 2014. The operational due diligence has identified two possible gauge variations being Standard and Cape gauge. The optimized rail option has recommended Cape Gauge as the preferred gauge to be used for the Moloto Rail Corridor.

(b) The Cape Gauge technology will integrate seamlessly with the existing rail system, which will be able Po distribute 84% of passengers to within walking distance of their destinations in Tshwane.

24 March 2015 - NW478

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Transport:

With reference to her reply to oral question 261 on 31 October 2014, can she (a) provide an update regarding the intended date for the completion of discussions and consultations with provinces in respect of the standardisation of motor vehicle licensing fees and (b) advise as lo when she will make a statement on this matter?

Reply:

a) The Department through its Inter-Provincial Policies and Procedures (IPPP) forum has developed a proposed "Fees Model" together with Provinces. There still needs to be discussions with the National Treasury on the proposed Model.

The Provinces submitted the model to their Provincial Treasuries to conduct an assessment of the financial implications. The Provinces whose fees were higher in a particular category of motor vehicles were supposed to decrease their fees or to perhaps not increase those fees for a certain period. So that other Provinces whose fees were lesser will be able to stabilize/catch up with Provinces whose fees were higher.

This has a huge financial implication on the own revenue generated by the Provinces and Local Authorities, therefore it is critical that the National Treasury should give guidance on the proposed model.

b) Once National Treasury has agreed and given its approval and the IPPP has reviewed the response, a statement will be made

24 March 2015 - NW754

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

On what date was (a) the current Director of the SA Civil Authority appointed, (b) National Assembly notified of such an appointment and (c) from what dale was the position filled in an acting capacity?

Reply:


(a) The information is surely available on the annual reports but, Ms Poppy Khoza was appointed as the Director of Civil Aviation by the Minister of Transport with effect from 1 December 2013.

(b) Cabinet approved the appointment of Ms Khoza at its cabinet meeting of 20 November 2013.

(c) Ms Poppy Khoza was appointed by the Minister of Transport as the Acting Director from Z November 2012 until 30 October 2013,

(d) Mr Gawie Bestbier was appointed as Acting Director of Civil Aviation from 31 October 2013 up to 30 November 2013.

NW902E

24 March 2015 - NW573

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What revenue has been collected from foreign vehicles using the e-toll roads at border posts, through (a) the Cross Border Agency revenue has been collected from foreign vehicles using the e-toll roads at border posts, through (a) the Cross Border Agency, (b) any other agency or (c) the sale of e-toil Day Pass tags in each month since the inception of e-tolls? NW653EReply (a) (b)SANRAL is not currently collecting any revenue through any 3rd party agency at the border posts. As indicated previously, foreign vehicles have the same obligation to pay toll as any other vehicle using the GFlP roads. Currently 14 741 foreign vehicles are registered on the SANRAL toll system.(c) Not applicable

Reply:

(a) (b)
SANRAL is not currently collecting any revenue through any 3rd party agency at the border posts. As indicated previously, foreign vehicles have the same obligation to pay toll as any other vehicle using the GFlP roads. Currently 14 741 foreign vehicles are registered on the SANRAL toll system.

(c) Not applicable

23 March 2015 - NW753

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Mr S J Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) How many claims has the Road Accident Fund paid in the last three financial years where the amount paid exceeds the amount initially offered in settlement and (b) in each case, what were the (i) reasons for such increased settlements, (ii) initial amounts offered, (iii) amounts paid out and (iv) times which lapsed between (aa) the claim application date and (bb) the claim payment date?

Reply:

(a) In order to approve efficiencies the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has implemented a process in terms of which the different components making up a claim can now be settled independently (part-settlement), e.g. a claim for past loss of earnings can now be settled whilst the claim for future loss of earnings may require further investigation, and, or assessment, resulting in a future settlement date of the aforementioned component of the claim. This process of part-settlement of the different components of the claim means that little value can be gained from comparing an initial offer (which may relate to only a specific component of the claim) with the final settlement amount (which may exclude the earlier settled component), because like-for-like amounts would not be compared. For this reason the RAF is unable to respond to the specific query.

(b) Due to the number of claims involved, the part-settlement process alluded to above, and the timing of the capturing of certain part-settlements on the RAF's claim system, it is impractical to respond to the remainder of the question, except for providing the below response to part (i) of the question as it relates to possible reasons (other than part-settlement) for the variance between an initial offered settlement and a final settlement amount.

(i) It is not uncommon for an initial offer amount on a component of the claim to be less than the eventual settlement amount. Some of the more common reasons for this include, but are not limited to, the following:

a. The RAF may have applied a percentage apportionment, based on the RAF's assessment of the claimant's contributory negligence, which apportionment served to reduce the amount of the initial offer. This apportionment may later have been reduced, or abandoned, following negotiation or receipt of new evidence:

b. Claimants are entitled to, and frequently do, amend their claims, either by increasing the amount already claimed under a specific component of the claim or by claiming a new amount under a new component. Such amendments are typically the result of the submission of new documentary evidence pertaining to a specific component of the claim; medico-legal reports; Serious Injury Assessment Reports; and, or. actuarial reports that are submitted after the initial offer, or that may be updated after the initial offer. The RAF assesses such additional submissions and may update the initial offer where indicated; and

c. The outcome of litigation, as regards the fault aspect (apportionment) and, or, the quantum of the claim could result in the apportionment being reduced or the quantum being increased, either of which may impact the final settlement amount.

It bears noting that in many instances the RAF settles claims for more than what was originally claimed.

23 March 2015 - NW756

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport:

Based on information available by Al A1 Jazeera in the spy Cable: Decoded, have any investigation been undertaken with regard to the theft of pilot exams for the SA Civil Aviation Authority, if so, (a) when did such investigations (i) commence and (ii) end. (b) who conducted these investigations, (c) what were the findings and results of these investigations and (d)(i) what charges were brought and (ii) against whom were such charges brought?

Reply:

Yes there were investigations conducted. (a) The investigations (i) commenced early in 2007 (ii) investigations ended on 24m October 2008. (b) Investigations were conducted by Ernst & Young. (c) Findings and results - Two employees of SACAA were involved in selling examination papers and answers (d) (i) As a result of the investigation, SACAA instituted disciplinary actions against these two employees "Examination Officers" who were charged with misconduct in that they "overrode IT systems, thereby breaching established examination processes" and failed to secure their logon details which allowed unauthorised access to the examination system. (ii) The names of the two employees are Mr Alec Mnisi and Ms Nancy Mashamaite.

23 March 2015 - NW757

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport:

How many summons have been filed against the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACCAA) in the (i) 2011- 2012, (ii) 2012-2013 and (iii) 2013-2014 financial years, (b) what is the nature of each summons, (c) what are the details of the summons against the SACCA Certification Department and (e) at what stage is each of these summonses?

Reply:

No summons has been filed against the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for (i) 2011/2012; (ii) 2012/2013; and (iii) 201312014 financial years. (b) NIA, (c) no summons were received against the SACAA Certification Department and (e) N/A

23 March 2015 - NW759

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) How many persons have graduated from the SA Taxi Counal Driver Training Academy since its inception, (b) what (i) processes, (ii) procedures and (iii) mechanisms exist to monitor improvement in driving by these graduates and (c) what has been the costs to her department in this regard to date?

Reply:

(a) How many persons have graduated from the SATaxi Council Driver Training Academy since its inception.

A total number of 238 driven have been trained since the inception of the SA Taxi Council Driver Training Academy.

The breakdown is as follows:
 

PERIOD

PROVINCE

TOTAL

1. 2013/14

Free State (Main Campus)

75

2. 2014/15

Limpopo (Satellite Campus)

60

3. 2014/15

KwaZulu Natal (Satellite Campus)

103

Total:

 

238


(b) What (i) process, (ii) procedures and (iii) mechanisms exist to monitor improvement in driving by these graduates and,

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has established a Call Centre for the commuters to call in and report any reckless driving or if it is suspected that a driver could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a call is received suggesting any of the above, the call centre staff will notify the nearest law enforcement agency for action to be taken.

Drivers are also trained on the aspects of customer care as part of improving the image of the industry in the face of the general public. A number of calls have been received from commuters expressing their appreciation in the manner in which taxi driven have improved in dealing with the commuters and the respect shown to them.

(c) What has been the cost to her department in this regard to date?

A once off payment of R5.5 million was made during the launch in the 2011/12 financial year.

23 March 2015 - NW572

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Mr M S F de Freitas (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Which provinces have computerised learner licensing systems, (b) what processes are in place to ensure that such systems are of a high standard, (c) what (i) amount has been spent for each licencing station in each province on these Systems are inception on the (aa) initial phase and (bb) maintenance and (ii) are the tender specifications in each province and (d) when were such systems implemented?

Reply:

a) The Province of KwaZulu Natal is using a Pro License computerised learners licence system in all their Driving License Testing Centres: Western Cape and Eastern Cape each have 3 Computerized Learners License Test, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Free State have two sites per province. Gauteng has about 20 sites that uses eNaTIS computerized Learners License Test and all this are currently pilots sites.

b) The system was designed in terms of the current K53 Motor Vehicle Driving License Manuals. She system randomly select questions from a pool of 1 500 questions that an applicant for a learners license must answer. The sequence of the question and their answers are not similar in a particular test.

c) (i) (aa) The setting up cost is R 900 00 per site.

(bb) A year's maintenance is included in the initial setting up costs listed above

(ii) The Computerised Learners License Test is a module within the eNaTIS system d) The roll out of the system started around 2011/2012 financial years to date

The roll out of the system around 2011/12 financial year to date.

23 March 2015 - NW750

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) What are the statistics for all motor vehicle accidents in each month by category, where seat belts were used for (i) drivers and (ii) passengers in the (aa) 2011-12, (bb) 2012-13 and (cc) 2013-14 financial years and (b) what is her department doing to educate South Africans on the benefits of using seat belts?

Reply:

(a)The Department is currently working with Statistics South Africa to collate data for all motor vehicle accidents occurred in (aa) 2012-12. (bb) 2012-13 and (cc) 2013- 2014. The data processing will commence once the data capturing is completed.

(b)There are various Road Safety initiatives that focused on seatbelt usage.

17 March 2015 - NW571

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Mr. M S F de Freites (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

How many (i) ships and (ii) skippers have been licensed in each month in (aa) 2012, (bb) 2013 and (cc) 2014 and (b) in each case what (i) was the length of the Iicen9e and (ii) are the reasons for this’NW651E

Reply:


(I) & (II)

(aa)

2012/2013

Ship Surveys

Skippers License

4/12

558

860

5/12

623

903

6/12

682

1252

7/12

643

1080

8/12

663

724

9/12

938

604

10/12

1099

811

11/12

1208

898

I2/12

360

378

1/13

1119

644

2/13

744

292

3/13

647

493

(bb)

2013/2014

Ship Surveys

Skippers License

4/13

889

584

5/13

973

90

6/1J

892

152

7/13

74:t

374

8/13

718

158

9/ 3

969

1798

10/13

1678

684

11/13

1236

1090

IZ/13

934

809

2/14

1299

1309

2/24

807

650

3/14

837

656

(cc)

2014/2015

Ship Surveys

Skippers Lience

4/14

872

1350

5/14

980

175

6/14

857

147

7/14

1146

977

8/14

1000

357

9/14

1273

237

10/14

1469

21

11/14

1189

382

12/14

707

52

     
     


(b)

(i) what was the length of the license

Local General Safety Certificate - 12 Months

small Vessel Skippers Certificate of Competence - no expiry date

(ii) what are the reasons for this As per Regulations

Small Vessel Skippers license - there are no provisions in our Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007 as to the expiry dates of these certificates.

17 March 2015 - NW409

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Airports Company South Africa in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so. (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are tey acting and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Airports Company South Africa in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed;

(a) The Airports Company South Africa appointed various people in different positions during the period under review.

(i) Appointments 2011 -12 were, 375
(ii) Appointments 2012 -13 were, 379
(iii) Appointments 2013 -14 were, 413

Detail of appointments per financial year, per position and employee is attached for reference as requested.

(2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed;

(a) The Company resourcing is approached in line with the approved policy, regulating recruitment, selection and appointments. (b) A copy of the policy is included for reference. Recruitment for positions that are vacant and should be filled is done according to policy requirements.

(3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents:

In line with the policy as attached, all vacant positions that should be filled are advertised internally. The promotions for each year are reflected below:

(b) (i) Promotions 2011 -12 were, 22
(ii) Promotions 2012 -13 were, 108
(iii) Promotions 2013 -14 were, 158

The detail about each promotion is included in the attached sheet for each year under review.

(4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are they acting and (ii) for what reason? NW485E

The Company approaches absence from people in supervisory and management positions, by requiring a person to Act in such capacity during periods of absence. This allows for business continuity and does expose individuals to gain experience in a different role as well.

The record of people acting during the period mainly December 2014- January 2015, which accumulated to 144 instances, is attached for reference.

17 March 2015 - NW410

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Masango, Mr SJ to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Air Traffic and Navigation Services in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity and (b) in each case, (i) in what positions are they acting and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)

(1) (a) How many new appointments were made at the Air Traffic and Navigation Services in the (i) 2011-12 - 137(6 Professionally qualified; 120 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 11 Semi-skilled and Discretionary Decision positions)
(ii) 2012-13 - 107(10 Professionally qualified; 81 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 6 Semi-skilled Technical Workers and 10 Unskilled and Defined Decision Making positions)
(iii) 2013-14 - 146(4 Professionally qualified, 128 Skilled Technical Workers and Junior Managers; 12 Semi-skilled Technical Workers and 2 Unskilled and Defined Decision Making Positions

(2) (a) the positions advertised in the press -Yes, depending on the position ATNS does use the press if the position requires this recruitment method. Not all positions are advertised via the press.

(b) Yes, all positions are filled as per recruitment process and policy.

(i) Average 10 (again this is very subjective, as it largely depends on the level and qualification of the position).

(ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed - As per minimum requirements of each advertised position. Again this varies from entry to top levels in the Company.

(iii) ATNS benchmarks all our remuneration against the South African market. Ail remuneration offered is in line with the market benchmark based on the grade of the position.

(3) Yes

17 March 2015 - NW412

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Mubu, Mr KS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) a) How many new appointments were made at the Railway Safety Regulator In the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed;

Reply:

A) (i) 2011/12 financial year – 23
(i) 2012/13 financial year - 25

(i) 2013/14 financial year – 2

B) FOR YEAR: 2011/12 (23 Appointments Made
 

NO

NAME OF EMPLOYEE

POSITION APPOINTED TO

1

Deon Bouwer

Safety Inspector

2

Adam Wahl

Safety Inspector

3

Simon Hubiner

Safety Inspector

4

CheyI Walters

Executive Assistant

5

Kgagelo Masipa

Manager Permit

6

Matselanane Makwela

Safety Inspector

7

Nonhlanhla Ndima

Safety Inspector

8

Lungelo Nzuza

Administrator: Analysis

9

Molepa Seabela

Safety Inspector

10

Thamsanqa Tom

Safety Inspector

11

Freddie Kgomari

Chief Executive Officer

12

Nkululeko Poya

HR Practitioner

13

Benedicta Damba

Officer Administrator

14

Pumla Ntsonkota

Senior Researcher

15

Mabila Mathebula

Senior Manager: Strategic Planning

16

Lubabalo Molefe

Senior Manager: Communications

17

Sibongiseni Henna

ICT Manager

18

Sithambiso Mbolekwana

General Manager

19

Stompie Xulu

General Manager: Corporate Affairs

20

Thanduxolo Fumbata

Safety Inspector

21

Vuyo Sijeku

Administrator: Safety Standards

22

Mandla Basani

Senior Manager: ICT

23

Nkululeko Mflatela

Legal Advisor


Please find here: FOR YEAR: 2012/13 (25 Appointments Made)

10 March 2015 - NW346

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a)(i) How many new appointments were made at the SA National Roads Agency Limited in the (aa) 2012-13 and (bb) 2013-14 financial years, in each case and (b)(i) what are the names of the appointees and (ii) in which positions were they appointed; (2) were (a) the positions advertised in the press and (b) standard recruitment processes followed; if so, (i) how many applications were received for each advertised position, (ii) what was the highest qualification for the persons who were appointed and (iii) what level of remuneration will be paid to the persons who were appointed; (3) whether vacant posts were also advertised internally; if not, Why not; if so, (a) how many positions were filled internally and (b) what are the names of the incumbents; (4) (a) how many staff members are currently in an acting capacity in each case, (b) in what position are they acting and (c) for what reason?

09 December 2014 - NW1985

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Transport:

Why are there delays in the issuing of licenses by the SA Maritime Safety Authority?

Reply:

As far as we know there are no unnecessary delays in issuing of licenses and certificates. In this instance, clarity is requested as to which specific license is being referred to herein.

09 December 2014 - NW2672

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) How is her department involved in the feasibility study on the expansion of the Gautrain, (b) what is the progress of the feasibility study to date and (c) when will this feasibility study be completed?

Reply:

(a) The Department is represented on the Gauteng Provincial Integrated Transport Planning Steering Committee established by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport as well as the Project Steering Committee dealing with the detailed feasibility studies related to the expansion of the Gauteng rail network.

(b) The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport approved the 25 year Gauteng Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP25) which, based on pre-feasibility studies, identified possible rail extension to the Gauteng rail network. The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is undertaking feasibility studies in terms of National Treasury's Public Private Partnership regulations and has appointed Transaction Advisors in October 2014.

(c) The feasibility is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2015.

09 December 2014 - NW2670

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport:

With reference to her department's replies to question 480 on 25 July 2014 and question 1130 on 17 September 2014, has the report on the Gautrain tunnel water leakage been completed as indicated, if so, what (a) are the solutions listed in this report and (b) steps are being implemented as result of the specified report? nw3315e

Reply:

(a) The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has received a report titled Tunnel Remedial Works (Principles) from the Bombela Concession Company. The report sets out a preliminary proposal that the section of tunnel be lined with waterproof membrane. This concept consists in a double water-barrier system made of a waterproofing membrane over the full periphery of the tunnel liner and a concrete liner, with water-stops at construction joints.

(b) The specific details for the waterproofing is not yet available, however, Bombela has indicated that the operations plan and preliminary designs of the waterproofing will be ready by the end of November 2014. The detailed construction plans are likely to be ready by the end of March 2015.