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28 July 2017 - NW1835

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether she intends to take any action against a certain person (name and details furnished) for disclosing sensitive and classified company information to a certain family (name furnished); if not, why not; if so, what action does she intend to take?

Reply:

I am not aware of the person mentioned disclosing sensitive or classified company information to a certain family mentioned in the Honourable Member’s question. I have since made enquiries with said person to respond to me directly on the substance and accuracy of what appears to be allegations. I will act depending on the information provided. 

 

    Remarks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

 

 

 

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

 

 

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

 

 

Date:

28 July 2017 - NW1810

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)    Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and  (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) With reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

The response below is recorded per State Owned Company (SOC), namely, Alexkor, Denel, Eskom, SAFCOL, SA Express and Transnet. It is important to note that all Boards are in place and are able to carry out the functions and responsibilities in terms of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 read with the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). All Boards, in terms of each MOI are appointed for a three year term, subject to annual review. The MOI further provides that each Non-Executive Director (NED) may serve up to a maximum of three terms (9 years).

1. ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(1)

(a)

Alexkor has a Board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 14 August 2015.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Ms HB Matseke (Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson on 14 August 2015)
  1. Mr V Bansi (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 14 August 2015. Appointed Acting CEO and Executive Director on 1 March 2016)
  1. Mr Jacques Bonnett (Appointed as Acting CFO and Executive Director on 1 May 2017)
  1. Mr JS Danana (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 14 August 2015)
  1. Mr T Haasbroek (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 14 August 2015)
  1. Mr T Matona (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 14 August 2015)
  1. Ms M Lehobye (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 14 August 2015)
  1. Ms Z Ntlangula (Re-appointed as Non-Executive Director for second term 14 August 2015)
     

(bb)

  1. Ms HB Matseke – Term ends August 2018
  1. Mr JS Danana – Term ends August 2018
  1. Mr T Haasbroek – Term ends August 2018
  1. Mr T Matona – Term ends August 2018
  1. Mr V Bansi – (Appointed as Acting CEO and Executive Director until the appointment of a new CEO)
  1. Mr J Bonnett (Appointed as Acting CFO and Executive Director until the appointment of a new CFO)
  1. Ms M Lehobye – Term ends August 2018
  1. Ms Z Ntlangula – Term 2 ends August 2018
   

(ii)

(aa)

6 Non-Executive Directors and 2 Acting Executive Directors

     

(bb)

3 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

2. DENEL SOC LIMITED

(1)

(a)

Denel has a Board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 24 July 2015.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Mr Daniel Mantsha (Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board on 24 July 2015)
  1. Mr Zwelakhe Ntshepe (Appointed as Interim CEO and Executive Director on 01 September 2015)
  1. Mr Odwa Mhlwana (Appointed as Acting GCFO and Executive Director on 1 September 2015)
  1. Mr Thamsanqa Msomi (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 24 July 2015)
  1. Mrs Pinkie Martha Mahlangu (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 24 July 2015)
  1. Lt. Gen Themba Michael Nkabinde (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 24 July 2015)
  1. Ms Mpho Kgomongoe (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 24 July 2015)
  1. Ms Khumbudzo Phopi Silence Ntshaveni (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 24 July 2015)
     

(bb)

  1. Mr Daniel Mantsha - Term ends 23 July 2018
  1. Mr Zwelakhe Ntshepe - Appointed as Acting GCEO until the appointment of a new GCEO
  1. Mr Odwa Mhlwana - Appointed as Acting GCFO until the appointment of a new GCFO
  1. Mr Thamsanqa Msomi - Term ends 23 July 2018
  1. Mrs Pinkie Martha Mahlangu - Term ends 23 July 2018
  1. Lt. Gen Themba Michael Nkabinde - Term ends 23 July 2018
  1. Ms Mpho Kgomongoe - Term ends 23 July 2018
  1. Ms Khumbudzo Phopi Silence Ntshaveni - Term ends 23 July 2018
   

(ii)

(aa)

6 Non-Executive Directors and 2 Acting Executive Directors

     

(bb)

3 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

3. SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(1)

(a)

SAFCOL has a board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 24 July 2015.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Mr Lungile Rudolph Mabece (Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board on 18 August 2015)
  1. Mr Gabriel Christian Theron (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015 and Acting CEO and Executive Director on 16 December 2015)
  1. Ms Trishantanie Pillay (Appointed as CFO and Executive Director on 20 July 2016 and placed on suspension on 1 June 2017 pending outcome disciplinary action)
  1. Ms Vuyo Tlale (Appointed as Acting CFO from 1 June 2017 until 31 August 2017)
  1. Ms Sakekile Baduza (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
  1. Mr Maroale Jacob Rachidi (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
  1. Mr Mandla Mnguni (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
  1. Dr Petros Mbiji Mahlangu (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
  1. Ms Phumzile Ngwenya (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
  1. Dr Pulane Molokwane (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2015)
     

(bb)

  1. Mr Lungile Rudolph Mabece - Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Mr Gabriel Christian Theron - Appointed as Interim CEO the appointment of a new CEO
  1. Ms Vuyo Tlale – Appointed Acting CFO on 1 June 2017
  1. Ms Sakekile Baduza - Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Mr Maroale Jacob Rachidi - Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Mr Mandla Mnguni -Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Dr Petros Mbiji Mahlangu -Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Ms Phumzile Ngwenya - Term ends 17 August 2018
  1. Dr Pulane Molokwane -Term ends 17 August 2018
   

(ii)

(aa)

7 Non-Executive Directors and 2 Acting Executive Directors

     

(bb)

3 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

4. ESKOM

(1)

(a)

Eskom has a Board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 11 December 2014.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Mr Zethembe Wilfred Khoza (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014 and Acting Chairperson of the Board on 13 June 2017)
  1. Mr Johnny Dladla (Appointed as Acting GCEO and Executive Director on 23 June 2017)
  1. Mr Anoj Singh (Appointed as Group CFO and Executive Director on 1 October 2015 on a 5 year contract, subject to annual performance review)
  1. Dr Pat Naidoo (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Mr Giovanni Leonardi (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 25 May 2015)
  1. Dr Pulane Molokwane (Appointed as Interim Non-Executive Director on 23 June 2017)
  1. Mr Simphiwe Dingaan (Appointed as Interim Non-Executive Director on 23 June 2017)
  1. Dr Banothile Makhubela (Appointed as Interim Non-Executive Director on 23 June 2017)
  1. Mr Sathiaseelan Gounden (Appointed as Interim Non-Executive Director on 23 June 2017)
     

(bb)

  1. Mr Zethembe Wilfred Khoza – First term of three years ends 11 December 2017. Appointed at the AGM held on 23 June 2017 until the next AGM, subject to review. Acting Chairperson until the appointment of a new Chairperson
  1. Mr Johnny Dladla - Appointed as Acting GCE until the appointment of a new GCE
  1. Mr Anoj Singh – appointed GCFO on
  1. Dr Pat Naidoo - First term of three years ends 11 December 2017. Appointed at the AGM held on 23 June 2017 until the next AGM, subject to review.
  1. Mr Giovanni Leonardi - First term of three years ends on 24 May 2018. Appointed at the AGM held on 23 June 2017 until the next AGM, subject to review.
  1. Dr Pulane Molokwane - Term ends 22 December 2020
  1. Mr Simphiwe Dingaan - Term ends 22 December 2020
  1. Dr Banothile Makhubela - Term ends 22 December 2020
  1. Mr Sathiaseelan Gounden - Term ends 22 December 2020
   

(ii)

(aa)

7 Non-Executive Directors and 2 Acting Executive Directors

     

(bb)

2 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

5. South African Express Airways (SAX)

(1)

(a)

SAX has a Board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 22 May 2015.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Mr George Mothema (Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board on 22 May 2015)
  1. Mr Victor Xaba (Appointed as Interim CEO and Executive Director on 10 April 2017)
  1. Mr Mark Shelley (Appointed as CFO and Executive Director on 26 January 2015 on a 5 year contract, subject to annual performance review)
  1. Ms Boni Dibate (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2015)
  1. Mr Trevor Abrahams (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2015)
  1. Mr Rajesh Naithani (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2015)
  1. Mr Phetolo Ramosebudi (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2015)
  1. Ms Judith Nomvula Nkabinde (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 May 2015)
  1. Mrs Given Refilwe Sibiya (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 22 June 2015)
     

(bb)

  1. Mr George Mothema – Term ends on 21 May 2018
  1. Mr Victor Xaba (Appointed as Acting CEO until the appointment of a new CEO
  1. Mr Mark Shelley – CFO
  1. Ms Boni Dibate - Term ends 21 May 2018
  1. Mr Trevor Abrahams – Term ends 21 May 2018
  1. Mr Rajesh Naithani – Terms ends 21 May 2018
  1. Mr Phetolo Ramosebudi Terms ends 21 May 2018
  1. Ms Judith Nomvula Nkabinde - Terms ends 21 May 2018
  1. Mrs Given Refilwe Sibiya - Terms ends 21 May 2018
   

(ii)

(aa)

7 Non-Executive Directors, 2 Executive Directors (1 Acting)

     

(bb)

3 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

6. Transnet

(1)

(a)

Transnet has a Board in place as appointed by Minister Brown on 11 December 2014.

 

(b)

Not applicable

   

(i)

(aa)

  1. Ms Linda Carol Mabaso (Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board on 11 December 2014)
  1. Mr Siyabonga Gama (Appointed as GCEO and Executive Director on 13 April 2016 on a 5 year contract, subject to annual performance review)
  1. Mr Garry Pita (Appointed as CFO and Executive Director on 1 March 2016 on a 5 year contract, subject to annual performance review)
  1. Dr Gideon Mahlalela (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Ms Potso Elizabeth Mathekga (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Mr Zainul Nagdee (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Mr Vusi Matthew Nkonyane (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Ms Yasmin Forbes (Re-appointed for second term as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
  1. Mr Brett Stagman (Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 11 December 2014)
     

(bb)

  1. Ms Linda Carol Mabaso – First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Mr Siyabonga Gama – Permanent GCEO
  1. Mr Garry Pita – Permanent GCFO
  1. Dr Gideon Mahlalela - First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Ms Potso Elizabeth Mathekga - First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Mr Zainul Nagdee - First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Mr Vusi Matthew Nkonyane - First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Ms Yasmin Forbes – First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
  1. Mr Brett Stagman - First term of three years ends 10 December 2017. Appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 for a year until the 2018 AGM, subject to review.
   

(ii)

(aa)

7 Non-Executive Directors, 2 Executive Directors

     

(bb)

3 females

     

(2)

(a)

Not applicable

 

(b)

Not applicable

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

28 July 2017 - NW1271

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

(1) Whether Eskom signed any contracts with Lurco Coal (Pty) Ltd to supply it with coal in each of the past five financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of each contract signed with the specified company, including (a) a description, (b) date on which the contract was signed, (c) period which the contract covers, (d) the amount of coal to be supplied, (e) the total value of the contract and (f) the details of all tender procedures followed; (2) Whether any (a) external advisors and/or (b) consultants working on behalf of the specified company were involved in the awarding of any of the specified contracts; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)

Eskom signed contracts with Lurco Coal (Pty) Ltd in financial year 2014/15, and these are presented in Table 1 below.

Table 1: contracts signed with Lurco Coal (Pty) Ltd during 2014/2015 financial year

 

Description (a)

Date Signed

(b)

Contract Period (c)

Tonnes to be supplied (d)

Total Value of Contract[1] (e)

1

Short Term Contract for the Supply of Coarse Coal to Duvha Power Station

22 Aug 2014

4 Months

150 000 tonnes

R 57 225 000

2

Modification to extend the duration of the contract for the Supply of Coarse Coal to Duvha Power Station by 3 months

26 Nov 2014

3 Months

Not Applicable, only a duration extension

Not Applicable, only a duration extension

3

Modification to the contract for the Supply of Coarse Coal to Duvha Power Station to deliver the coal to alternate power stations, apart from Duvha

08 Jan 2015

Not applicable

Not Applicable, modification of contract clause

Not Applicable, modification of contract clause

Excluding VAT, CPA, quality adjustments and transport

(1)(f)

Coal was procured under the 2008 Medium-Term Mandate.

(2)(a)

Eskom can only provide information on relating to signed agreements/contracts with Lurco Coal (Pty) Ltd and not on any third parties involved with Lurco Coal as it has no knowledge of external advisors assisting Lurco.

(2)(b)

Eskom can only provide information on relating to signed agreements/contracts with Lurco Coal (Pty) Ltd and not on any third parties involved with Lurco Coal as it has no knowledge of consultants assisting Lurco.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

 

28 July 2017 - NW952

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With regard to the contracts that Transnet concluded with certain companies (names furnished) since 2009, (a)(i) what was the purpose of each contract, (ii) what services and/or goods were procured and (iii) what was the (aa) period and (bb) financial value paid out in respect of each contract and (b) if the contracts are still current, (i) what are the payments that still need to be made and (ii) under what circumstances does the payment still need to be made; (2) Whether Transnet in each case complied with the (a) Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended, and (b) Transnet’s internal tender requirements; if not, why is it not considered necessary to follow the tender process in terms of Transnet’s rules; (3) Whether the contracts were necessary in each case and (b) why the services could not be handled internally by Transnet?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)  

 

(1)(a)(iii)(aa)

(1)(a)(i)

(1)(b)

Name

Period

Contract Purpose

Status

         

TFR Bridging plan

01-Jun-09

30-Nov-10

TFR Bridging plan

Complete

Corridors and Hubs

01-Jan-09

30-Jun-11

Corridor and Hub strategy and execution

Complete

Delivering MDS

01-Jan-12

30-Sep-12

Delivery of the Market Demand Strategy

Complete

TFR Operating model

01-Apr-12

30-Aug-13

Implementation of TFR new operating model

Complete

SWAT 1

02-Feb-13

31-Jan-14

Group capital Integration and optimisation

Completed

Maputo Corridor

01-Nov-13

31-Aug-14

Strategy, design and evaluation of Maputo Corridor

Complete

Capital Rooms and affordability

01-Apr-14

30-Dec-14

Capital structuring and affordability

Complete

TCP - Capital Room

01-Apr-14

31-Mar-15

TCP Project Factory, War Room, Business Case and Resourcing

Complete

Iron Ore

09-Apr-14

08-Apr-15

Renegotiating Iron Ore contract

Complete

Coal

09-Apr-14

30-Sep-15

Support services for coal line increase with a breakthrough of 2mt per week for a period of 17 months

Complete

NMPP

09-Apr-14

08-Oct-15

De-risking and acceleration of the New Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP) for a period of 18 months

Complete

Defined Benefit Fund

23-Jan-14

30-Jan-16

Defined benefit consulting services

Complete

Results Management Office

15-Jan-13

13-Mar-16

Implementing and embedding a RMO facility

Complete

SWAT II

09-Apr-14

08-Apr-16

Capital optimisation and implementation support services

Complete

Transaction Advisory

15-Jan-13

18-May-16

Acquisition of 1064 locomotives tender

Complete

Manganese

09-Apr-14

08-Oct-16

Manganese execution support for a period of 30 months

Complete

General Freight Business

19-May-15

15-Nov-16

Support Transnet in increasing General Freight Business

Terminated

Liquid Fuel and Gas demand

24-Mar-15

23-Mar-18

Gas demand forecasting

Complete

(1)(a)(ii) Professional business and consulting services to support the short to medium term requirements of Transnet in the delivery of the various strategies over this timeframe, the strategies included the Four Point Turnaround plan, the Quantum leap program and now the Market Demand Strategy (MDS) as well as the Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBIDTA) risks to the MDS as a result of the economic conditions in the past 3 years.

(1)(a)(iii)(bb) and (1)(b)(ii)

Whilst Transnet is committed to providing as transparent an account of the information requested, Transnet is bound by contractual obligations it owes to these suppliers and the disclosure of the values would be in breach of the confidentiality clauses of the contracts Transnet has with these suppliers and the disclosure of the financial information regarding these contracts would prejudice the commercial interests and rights of these suppliers. Such unauthorised disclosure may expose Transnet to legal proceedings and its directors and officers to charges of failing to comply with their fiduciary duties to the company.

(2)(a) To the best of our knowledge, it appears Transnet complied with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 in all cases.

(2)(b) Transnet complied with its internal procurement policies and procedures in each case.

(3)(a) In all cases, the contracts were necessary as a result of internal resourcing constraints and the requirement for specialised skills.

(3)(b) The specialised nature of the contracts required specialist skills which were not available within Transnet. These specialised skills were only required for the duration of the contracts.

The appointment complies with paragraph 15.8 of the Transnet Procurement Procedures Manual which refers to the appointment of consultants.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 July 2017 - NW1841

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What processes were followed in filling the position of the newly appointed director-general, (b) did a certain person (name furnished) formally apply for the position, (c) was she in any way instructed from within or outside the Cabinet into appointing the specified person and (d) what was the rationale in appointing the specified person to this position given his qualifications and experience?

Reply:

(a) The post of director-general was advertised in the media, interviews were held, request for appointment was submitted to Minister for Public Service and Administration and Cabinet concurred with the appointment;

(b) Yes, the person (name furnished) formally apply for the position;

(c) No

(d) Motivation as per Cabinet Memorandum submitted to Minister for Public Service and Administration:

“Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke displayed excellent understanding of the role and mandate of the Department of Public Enterprises. He possesses 17 years’ experience in the public service which is needed to be successful in the position. He demonstrated the ability to successfully engage with all relevant stakeholders as required from the incumbent of the position of Director-General of the Department of Public Enterprises. Furthermore the Interview Panel agreed that he will be able to manage relationships between the political leadership and the Department in a mature manner.

The Interview Panel is of the opinion that he will be able to provide excellent leadership to the Department of Public Enterprises on a strategic level.  Mr Seleke understands the compliance matters and processes required in the public service. He also demonstrated the required competencies for the position and during the interview demonstrated innovative ideas, the ability to think out of the box and strong leadership capabilities.”

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Ms. Benedicta Mogaladi Lynne Brown, MP

Act DDG: Corporate Management Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

08 June 2017 - NW1103

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     Whether any entities leasing property or facilities from the National Ports Authority in the Mossel Bay harbor pays non-commercial rentals; if so, what are the (a) names, (b) nature of operations, (c) incorporation details and (d) monthly rentals in each case; (2) Whether the Mossel Bay Yacht Club pays non-commercial rentals; if not, why not; if so, what is the specified yacht club’s monthly rental; (3) Whether the National Ports Authority will reconsider charging commercial rentals for the yacht club facility; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) National Sea Rescue Institute is only one tenant in the Port of Mossel Bay that is charged a non-commercial rental.

(b) Sea and Rescue services

(c) 1967/013618/08

(d) R1782.15

(2) Mossel Bay Yatcht Club (MBYBC) was paying TNPA a commercial rental.

MBYBC are using the facilities including walk-on moorings for commercial purposes. Therefore, the rental charged by TNPA was based on market value as determined by an Independent Qualified Property Valuer.

The rental that was paid by MBYBC is R108 628.51 per month.

(3) Transnet National Ports Authority “TNPA” would not reconsider charging

MBYBC non-commercial rentals. MBYBC were operating the facility on a commercial basis. This is in line with the practice of TNPA, whereby every tenant who has commercial operations within the port system is charged a commercial rental which is market related.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

08 June 2017 - NW1246

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her department has (i) procured any services from and/or (ii) made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) were the total costs, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of the costs, (dd) was the total amount paid, (ee) was the purpose of the payments and (ff) is the detailed breakdown of the payments in each case?

Reply:

(i) The Department has not procured any services from the Decolonisation Foundation.

(ii) The Department has not made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation.

 

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

08 June 2017 - NW1089

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her department can provide information on (a) the operational flight days and (b) days out of service of the specified aircraft (details furnished) in the SA Express fleet during the period 1 January 2016 to 31 January 2017?

Reply:

SAX’s Reply:

Aircraft Utilisation Chart list Summary

Period 01 January 2016 to 31 January 2017

 
         

Registration

Serial Number

Aircraft Type

Out of Service Days

Operational Days

ZS-NMC

7225

CRJ200

365

0

ZS-NMD

7223

CRJ200

346

19

ZS-NME

7240

CRJ200

256

109

ZS-NMF

7287

CRJ200

158

207

ZS-NMH

7787

CRJ200

358

7

ZS-NMI

7153

CRJ200

161

204

ZS-NML

7201

CRJ200

166

199

ZS-NMM

7234

CRJ200

365

0

ZS-NMN

7237

CRJ200

161

204

ZS-NBF

10028

CRJ700

125

240

ZS-NBG

10039

CRJ700

235

130

ZS-NMO

4122

DH8-400

197

168

ZS-NMS

4127

DH8-400

295

70

ZS-YBP

4142

DH8-400

160

205

ZSYBR

4144

DH8-400

167

198

ZS-YBT

4146

DH8-400

365

0

ZS-YBU

4344

DH8-400

201

164

ZS-YBW

4350

DH8-400

136

229

ZS-YBX

4366

DH8-400

95

270

ZS-YBY

4360

DH8-400

138

227

ZS-YBZ

4175

DH8-400

271

94

 

 

 

 

 

         

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

06 June 2017 - NW1251

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a)What positions a certain person (name furnished) currently holds in Transnet and in related Transnet companies and other entities, (b) how said person obtained the positions in each case, (c) what processes her department followed in order to ensure that no conflict of interest exists between the person concerned and third parties and (d) what agreements were reached 9i) at the time of and (ii) after finalization of that person’s appointment to Transnet and/or related entities; (2) Whether she is aware of the personal relationship between that person and a certain person (name and details furnished) who did work for Transnet; if so, (3) Whether her department conducted an investigation in order to prevent a conflict of interests; if so, (a) who conducted the investigation, 9b) on what date the investigation was carried out and (c) what was its result; if not, (4) Whether she will order such an investigation where evidence of a possible conflict of interest is submitted to her; if not so, what are the relevant details? NW1392E

Reply:

(1)(a) The individual was appointed as a Non Executive Director (NED) to the Transnet Board of Directors on 14 December 2014, on a three year term, subject to annual review. By virtue of his appointment as NED, the said Person serves as member and Chairperson of the Board’s Acquisition and Disposal’s Committee and member of the Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee. He is also Chairperson of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund, the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet sub-Fund of the Transport Pension Fund.

(b) The terms and conditions of the appointment are governed by the Companies Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). The Board appointment process, includes sourcing of CVs from the DPE database preceded by the issuing of an advertisement to obtain nominations. At the time, the vetting process included verification of qualifications, disclosure of interests and credit checks. Persons are found to be suitable by virtue of their qualifications, expertise, skills and expertise.

(c) At the time, the vetting process included verification of qualifications, disclosure of interests and credit checks. No conflict was identified. Following approval by Cabinet, appointment by myself, and acceptance by the individual, Transnet’s internal policy of disclosure of interest at each meeting will apply. Should there be any conflict disclosed at any time in the tenure, the Director would need to observe fully and comply with the disclosure and recusal requirements of Transnet’s policies. It is important to note that the disclosure policies of a SOC must be in line with the PFMA 1999 and the Companies Act, 2008.

2. I am not aware of the personal relations of the Director with the name provided by the Member of Parliament. Once they are appointed on the Board, the Companies policies and procedures must be adhered to.

(3)(a-c) As stated above if a conflict is identified or disclosed after appointment the Company is responsible to manage through its applicable policies. Hence, no investigation was done by my Department as there was no cause for one.

4. Should there be any Director who has a conflict and has not properly disclosed, it is the Company who must report to me on the matter. Based on the report, as Executive Authority, I will take a decision on the matter.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

06 June 2017 - NW977

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any state-owned company reporting to her procured any services from and/or made any payments to the Decolonisation Foundation; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (a) services were procured, (b) was the total cost, (c) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (d) was the purpose of the payments, (e) was the total amount paid and (f) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

 

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

DENEL SOC LIMITED

 

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

 

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

SA EXPRESS SOC LIMITED

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

TRANSNET SOC LIMITED

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

ESKOM SOC LIMITED

(a)

NIL

(b)

NIL

(c)

NIL

(d)

NIL

(e)

NIL

(f)

NIL

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

24 April 2017 - NW774

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to her reply to question 121 on 28 February 2017, on what basis are the minutes of each meeting of the Transnet Board, where the decision was taken to award the specified contracts, considered commercially sensitive?

Reply:

Protection of proprietary rights is a key consideration in Transnet SOC Ltd’s dealing with potential and current suppliers. Transnet is not at liberty to divulge the details of commercially sensitive information belonging to parties we are contracting without written consent. This includes details such as pricing strategies.

Further, I am satisfied that sufficient information was provided and responded to in detail in the response to Parliamentary Question 121.

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

19 April 2017 - NW931

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to her; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) Have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity; (b) For what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions?

Reply:

Responses to the questions for each State Owned Company (SOC) within the DPE portfolio are recorded separately below as follows:

Alexkor

1. (a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

The Company has vacancies for the positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) is not vacant. The CEO position has been vacant since 1 April 2016 with Mr Vimal Bansi appointed through an interim contract until the position is filled. The position of CEO became vacant after a restructuring process that was completed on 31 March 2016. The CFO position became vacant on 10 October 2016 and Ms Tsundzukani Mhlanga has been acting since. The position of CFO became vacant as a result of the resignation by the previous incumbent.

2. (a)(b)

Both positions were advertised on 15 January 2017. The interview and selection process for both positions has commenced and it is anticipated that the process will be finalised in the first quarter of the current financial year.

3(a)(b)(c)

As stated above, there are two people appointed to act in each position separately. The Acting CEO has been in place for a year, while the acting CFO for the past 6 months. Given that the recruitment processes are still underway, it is against good labour practice to disclose the details of any applicant at this stage.

Denel

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

The Company has vacancies for the positions of Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO). The position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) is not vacant. The position of the GCEO became vacant on 9 November 2016 and Mr Z Ntshepe has been acting in the position since. The position of GCFO became vacant on 1 September 2016 and Mr O Mhlwana has been acting in the position since. Both positions became vacant as result of separation agreements with the previous incumbents.

(2)(a)(b)

The vacant positions have been advertised and it envisaged that these vacancies will be filled by the end of May 2017.

3(a)(b)(c)

As indicated above, there are two Executives acting in the positions of GCEO and GCFO, separately. Both acting incumbents have been acting for 1 year and 6 months, respectively. Given that the recruitment processes are still underway, it is against good labour practice to disclose the details of any applicant at this stage.

Eskom

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

The company has a vacancy for the position of Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). The Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) is Mr Anoj Singh. The Company does not have a position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in its structure. Due to the resignation of the previous incumbent, the position of GCEO became vacant on 1 January 2017 and Mr Matshela Koko has been acting in the position since.

(2)(a)(b)

The advertisement for the position of GCEO was published on 5 March 2017 and the recruitment process is underway with the intent that the process will be finalised before the end of May 2017.

3(a)(b)(c)

As indicated above one Executive is acting in the position of GCEO. Given that the recruitment processes are still underway, it is against good labour practice to disclose the details of any applicant at this stage.

SA Express

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

The Company only has vacant position of a CEO. The position of CFO is held by Mr Mark Shelley and the organisational structure of SA Express does not have a COO. The position of the CEO has been vacant from 1 April 2017 as a result of the resignation by the previous incumbent.

(2)(a)(b)

Mr Victor Xaba has been appointed to act in the position of CEO. Now that the position is vacant I am taking cognisance of the announcement by the Minister of Finance in the National Budget on 22 February 2017 that Advisors are assisting government with a review of the state’s aviation assets with the goal of developing a stronger, more efficient and sustainable state aviation sector. The possibility of consolidation of SAA with SA Express, and introducing a strategic equity partner, will be considered. In light of these developments I am of the view that the position of CEO of SA Express will not be advertised pending finalisation of the government process.

3(a)(b)(c)

One person is acting in the position of CEO and it is envisaged that the recruitment process will be held in abeyance until the government process mentioned above is finalised.

SAFCOL

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

The Company has vacancies of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ms Trish Pillay is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO); hence the position is not vacant. The position of CEO has been vacant since 15 December 2015 and the position of COO has been vacant since 18 February 2016. Both positions became vacant as result of resignation by the previous incumbents.

(2)(a)(b)

The CEO position will be advertised by the end April 2017, whereas the COO position was advertised on 15 February 2016. As part of the CEO recruitment plan, it is anticipated that interviews with potential candidates will be held during May and June 2017. Applicants were initially interviewed for the COO vacancy but no suitable candidate was found. SAFCOL is taking further steps in the recruitment process to identify suitable candidates. It is anticipated that the CEO vacancy will be filled by July 2017 and COO vacancy will be filled by June 2017.

3(a)(b)(c)

There are two Executives acting in the positions of GCEO and GCFO, separately. The acting CEO, Mr Harvey Theron has been acting in this position since 16 December 2015 to date and Mr Klaas Makobane has been acting COO from 19 February 2016 to date. Given that the recruitment processes are still underway, it is against good labour practice to disclose the details of any applicant at this stage.

Transnet

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

Transnet does not have vacancies in these positions. The Group Chief Executive is Mr Siyabonga Gama, the Group Chief Financial Officer is Mr Garry Pita and Group Chief Operations Officer is Mr Mlamuli Buthelezi

(2)(a)(b)

Not applicable

3(a)(b)(c)

Not applicable

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

11 April 2017 - NW441

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any state-owned companies procured any services from and/or made any payments to the (a) Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, (b) SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (c) Black Management Forum, (d) Black Business Council and (e) Business Unity South Africa; if not, in each case, why not, if so, what (i) services were procured, (ii) was the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the purpose of the payments, (v) was the total paid and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LIMITED

(a)

None, cost containment measures

(b)

None, cost containment measures

(c)

None, cost containment measures

(d)

None, cost containment measures

(e)

None, cost containment measures

 

(i)

R NIL

 

(ii)

R NIL

 

(iii)

R NIL

 

(iv)

R NIL

 

(v)

R NIL

 

(vi)

R NIL

DENEL SOC LIMITED

(a)

None

(b)

Yes

(c)

None

(d)

None

(e)

None

b(i)-(vi)

Year

Description

Amount

2014

Annual Membership fees Denel SOC Ltd

R 96 300.00

2015

Annual Membership fees Denel SOC Ltd

R 101 115.00

2016

Annual Membership fees Denel SOC Ltd

R106 200.00

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 303 615.00

ESKOM SOC LTD

(a)

No, Eskom has not procured any services from the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut. However Eskom has made payments to the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut.

Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the entity.

(a)(i)

No applicable

(a)(ii)

Not applicable

(a)(iii)

Not applicable

(a)(iv)

Eskom is a member of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut and from time to time supports events by the organisation.

(a)(v)

Total payments is R74 563

(a)(vi)

Year

Description

Amount

2016

Annual Corporate Membership Fee

R66 863

2016

Annual Conference and Gala Dinner

R7 700

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 74 563

(b)

No, Eskom has not procured any services from the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry. However Eskom has made payments to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the entity.

(b)(i)

No applicable

(b)(ii)

Not applicable

(b)(iii)

Not applicable

(b)(iv)

Eskom is a member of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry and from time to time supports events by the organisation.

(b)(v)

Total payments is R563 000

(b)(vi)

Year

Description

Amount

2016

Annual Corporate Membership

R113 000

2016

Gala Dinner

R450 000

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 563 000

(c)

No, Eskom has not procured any services from the Black Management Forum. However Eskom has made payments to the Black Management Forum.

Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the entity.

(c)(i)

No applicable

(c)(ii)

Not applicable

(c)(iii)

Not applicable

(c)(iv)

Eskom is a member of the Black Management Forum and from time to time supports events by the organisation.

(c)(v)

Total payments is R74 200

(c)(vi)

Year

Description

Amount

2016

Annual Corporate Membership

R34 200

2016

Annual Conference and Gala Dinner

R40 000

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 74 200

(d)

No, Eskom has not procured any services from the Black Business Council. However Eskom has made payments to the Black Business Council

Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the entity.

(d)(i)

No applicable

(d)(ii)

Not applicable

(d)(iii)

Not applicable

(d)(iv)

Eskom is a member of the Black Business Council and from time to time supports events by the organisation.

(d)(v)

Total payments is R 350 000

(d)(vi)

Year

Description

Amount

2016

Annual Corporate Membership

R200 000

2016

AGM and Gala Dinner

R150 000

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 350 000

(e)

No, Eskom has not procured any services from the Business Unity South Africa. Eskom did not make any payments in 2016. Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the entity.

(e)(i)

No applicable

(e)(ii)

Not applicable

(e)(iii)

Not applicable

(e)(iv)

Not applicable

(e)(v)

Not applicable

(e)(vi)

Not applicable

SAFCOL SOC LIMITED

(a)

None, cost containment measures

(b)

None, cost containment measures

(c)

None, cost containment measures

(d)

None, cost containment measures

(e)

None, cost containment measures

 

(i)

R NIL

 

(ii)

R NIL

 

(iii)

R NIL

 

(iv)

R NIL

 

(v)

R NIL

 

(vi)

R NIL

SAX SOC LTD

South African Express Airways did not procure any services from and/or make any payments to the

(a)

None, cost containment measures

(b)

None, cost containment measures

(c)

None, cost containment measures

(d)

None, cost containment measures

(e)

None, cost containment measures

 

(i)

R NIL

 

(ii)

R NIL

 

(iii)

R NIL

 

(iv)

R NIL

 

(v)

R NIL

 

(vi)

R NIL

The airline is presently facing challenges pertaining to both its liquidity and profitability. As a result, the airline is currently not in a financial position to support expenditure that does not directly support the airline’s core functionality.

TRANSNET SOC LTD

a) Transnet has not procured any services from and/or made any payments to the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut. The company is not in the list of Transnet’s service providers.

b) Transnet has made payments totaling R2 859 009 (excl. VAT) to SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the past three years.

 (i) Detailed breakdown of costs, refer to table below:

Year

Description

Amount

 

SPONSORSHIPS

ANNUAL /GALA DINERS

MEMBERSHIP/

SUBSCRIPTION

MARKETING

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

CONFERENCES

TRAINING

 
 

1 994 182

129 839

550 079

81 589

30 996

57 368

14 965

2 859 009

2014

438 596

-

27 337

81 579

8 996

57 368

702

614 578

2015

482 456

51 066

-

-

22 000

-

-

555 523

2016

531 902

33 750

366 147

-

-

-

8 298

940 097

2017

541 228

45 023

156 595

-

-

-

5 965

748 811

Total Amount

             

R 2 859 009.00

(c) Transnet has made payments totaling R1 077 193.00(excl. VAT) to Black Management Forum in the past three years.

(i) Detailed breakdown of costs, refer to table below:

YEAR

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

2014

Sponsorship

R 200 000.00

2016

Sponsorship

R 877 193.00

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 1 077 193.00

(d) Transnet has made payments totaling R700 000 (excl. VAT) to the Black Business Council amounting in the past three years.

(i) Detailed breakdown of costs, refer to table below:

YEAR

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

2014

Annual/ Gala Dinners

R 500 000.00

2015

Annual/ Gala Dinners

R 50 000.00

2017

Stakeholder Engagement

150 000.00

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 700 000.00

(e) Transnet has made payments totaling R22 800 (excl. VAT) to Business Unity South Africa in the past three years.

(i) Detailed breakdown of costs, refer to table below:

YEAR

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

2014

Annual/ Gala Dinners

R 22 800.00

     

TOTAL AMOUNT

 

R 22 800.00

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

11 April 2017 - NW698

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the Dialogue with the President: unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) Did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case:

Reply:

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

(1)

(b)

Department of Public Enterprises did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

Department of Public Enterprises did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

ALEXKOR SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

Alexkor did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

Alexkor did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

DENEL SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

Denel did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

Denel did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

ESKOM SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

Eskom did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

Eskom did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

SAFCOL SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

SAFCOL did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

SAFCOL did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

SAX SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

SA Express did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

SA Express did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

TRANSNET SOC LTD

(1)

(b)

Transnet did not participate in the event

   

(2)

(b)

Transnet did not participate in the event

   

(i)

R NIL

   

(ii)

R NIL

     

(aa)

R NIL

     

(bb)

R NIL

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

11 April 2017 - NW440

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any state-owned companies reporting to her procured any services from and/or made any payments to the Decolonisation Fund if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (a) services were procured, (b) was the total cost, (c) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (d) was the purpose of the payments, (e) was the total amount paid and (f) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LTD

No services were procured as there were no specific needs.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

DENEL SOC LTD

No services were procured as there were no specific needs.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

ESKOM

Eskom has not procured any services from nor made any payments to the Decolonisation Fund.

Eskom has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from the Decolonisation Fund.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

SAFCOL SOC LTD

No services were procured as there were no specific needs.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

SAX SOC LTD

South African Express Airways did not procure any services from and/or make any payments to the Decolonisation Fund.

The airline’s is presently facing challenges pertaining to both its liquidity and profitability. As a result, the airline is currently not in a financial position to support expenditure that does not directly support the airline’s core functionality.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

TRANSNET

Transnet has not procured any services from and/or made any payments to the Decolonisation Fund. The company is not in the list of Transnet’s service providers.

(a) NIL

(b) NIL

(c) NIL

(d) NIL

(e) NIL

(f) NIL

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

11 April 2017 - NW738

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the (a) community and (b) Mossel Bay Local Municipality were consulted before the issuing of a tender by Transnet for conducting activities on portions of Erf 12459 and Erf 12460, known as the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club, including the walk-on-moorings; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the full details of the public participation process that was followed in each case; (2) What (a) are the full details of the business plan of the successful bidder and (b) is the current status of the transfer of operations to the successful bidder; (3) Whether she will make a statement regarding the matter? NW797E

Reply:

(1)(a) The advert was placed in the local newspaper (Mossel Bay Advertiser) on the 06 May 2016.

(1)(b) It is not part of Transnet leasing Policy to consult the Local Municipalities when Transnet premises are advertised for leasing. The premises were advertised for leasing in an open, fair, equitable and transparent process.

(2)(a) As this is commercially sensitive information to the successful bidder, consent must first be sought prior to disclosing this information.

(2)(b) No transfer of operations has materialized because the current operator MBYBC refused to vacate the premises.

(3) No. Sufficient information are provided in the above answer. However interested parties are welcome to ask for additional information through the relevant offices.

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW629

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether a new tender has been awarded for Transnet activities on Erf 12459 and Erf 12460 in Mossel Bay; if so, what (a) are the names of the (i) directors and (ii) shareholders of the company that has been awarded the tender, (b) is the monthly rental paid by the current operator and (c) rental will be paid by the successful bidder;

Reply:

(a)(i) & (a)(ii) Ms Verna Durand is both the Director and Shareholder of this company.

(b) The monthly rental paid by the current operator is R108 628.51

(c) The successful bidder will pay a monthly rental fee of R118 200.00

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW628

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether a tender was recently awarded for conducting work on portions of Erf 12459 and Erf 12460, known as Mossel Bay yacht and boat Club, including the walk-on-moorings; if so, (a) what date was the tender awarded, (b) who is the current operator on the premises and (c) since what date has the current operator been operating on the premises; (2) Whether the current operator at any time (a) was in arrears with its monthly rental and/or (b) operated in such a way that its activities could be regarded as (i) a liability to Transnet and (ii) not being in the interests of the Mossel Bay community; if not, why was it necessary to award a new tender; if so, what are the relevant details I each case? NW686E

Reply:

(1)(a) Transnet awarded the tender on 01 December 2016.

(1)(b) The tender was awarded to Mossel Bay Waterfront (Pty) Ltd.

(1)(c) 01 January 2017, however, occupation was not taken because the current operator, MBYBC refused to vacate the premises.

(2)(a) The current operator at the time was up to date with no arrears.

(2)(b)(i) Its business operations were and remain vitally important to Transnet.

(2)(b)(ii) Transnet appreciates the contribution of this business operation in growing the domestic economy, attracting tourism and creation of employment opportunities for the community of Mossel Bay.

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW585

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to SA Express’ frequent use in 2016 of chartered planes provided by Solenta Aviation and SKA Aircraft Leasing amongst others to cover its route between (a) Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, (b) George and Johannesburg and (c) Kimberley and Johannesburg, what is the total amount of chartering a flight to cover an ordinary route that is supposed to be operated by SA Express; (2) Whether there is a service level agreement in place between SA Express and the specified companies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

Solenta: see the link: https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW585Solenta-170411.docx

SKA: see the link: https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW585SKA-170411.docx

 

(2) Yes there are contracts in place for both entities and the SLA’s are contained in both contracts.

Solenta: Contract Period: 01 Feb 2017 to 31 July 2017

SKA: Contract Period: 06 December 2016 to 31 March 2017

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW483

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her department will provide a schedule of all chartered flights for (a) SA Airways, (b) SA Express and (c) Mango Airlines for the period 1 January 2016 to 28 February 2017, for all routes with details of (i) each route, (ii) the date of each flight, (iii) the time of each flight, (iv) the number of passengers, (v) the occupancy rate of each flight, (vi) the total amount paid in respect of each chartered flight and (vii) the details of each service provider?

Reply:

Mango Airlines is a subsidiary of SAA which is within the oversight of the Minister of Finance.

Part (i) of the question with reference to SA Express:

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

JNB-BFN

JNB-KIM

JNB-RCB

JNB-HDS

JNB-GRJ

JNB-PLZ

JNB-ELS

JNB-FBM

JNB-GBE

JNB-WVB

JNB-NTY

JNB-MBD

                         

Solenta

180

115

 

12

64

26

33

 

228

 

43

122

StarAir Cargo

384

141

 

86

399

18

94

235

100

245

   

CemAir

26

32

 

6

8

4

13

 

36

2

4

39

Global Aviation

86

   

1

23

3

11

 

2

4

   

Golden Wings/SKA

26

8

 

2

4

2

2

 

2

     

Flyfofa- Sahara

10

10

4

         

2

 

6

22

Africa Charter Airline

54

4

 

2

148

   

228

24

     

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

DUR-PLZ

DUR-ELS

DUR-CPT

DUR-HRE

DUR-LUN

           

Solenta

1025

564

269

36

8

StarAir Cargo

1

2

1

4

1

CemAir

20

14

6

2

 

Global Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Wings/SKA

 

 

 

 

 

Flyfofa- Sahara

 

 

 

 

 

Africa Charter Airline

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

CPT-BFN

CPT-ELS

CPT-PLZ

CPT-HDS

CPT-NTY

CPT-WVB

             

Solenta

38

122

137

 

10

 

StarAir Cargo

 

4

12

   

1

CemAir

15

41

22

4

8

12

Global Aviation

         

8

Golden Wings/SKA

           

Flyfofa- Sahara

           

Africa Charter Airline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part (vi) of the question with reference to SA Express:

Supplier

Actual

MATEKANE

50 278 977.86

GLOBAL AVIATION

5 697 784.23

SOLENTA AVIATION

120 141 296.91

STAR AIR CARGO

86 802 316.02

AFRICA CHARTER

28 740 805.08

CEM AIR

10 558 845.02

GOLDEN WINGS

1 339 489.92

 

303 559 515.04

Part (ii, iii, iv, v, vii) of the question attached as Annexure A.

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW550

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the (a) employees, (b) directors and (c) management of Eskom filed declarations of interests; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) who checks the specified declarations and (ii) what are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) has any action ever been taken for a conflict of interest arising from the declarations; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) how many of the specified persons have business dealings with Eskom; (4) what are the names and designations of each Eskom employee who decides on sponsorship allocations?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes. For the 2015/16 financial year, 99.2% of the employees required to declare completed declarations of interest. The 0.75% did not declare, because they were on suspension or extended sick leave. Employees from TASK grade 09 and above are required to complete annual declaration forms either electronically or manually (depending on the circumstances). Employees from TASK grade 08-04 must declare interest if there is a conflict.

1(a)(i) Line managers check the declarations.

1(a)(ii) Employees are required to declare interests every financial year, whether an

interest exist or not. Employees are also required to immediately declare whenever a conflict arises, the annual declaration for that employee will then be amended.

1(b) Yes

1 (b)(i) The Chairman, assisted by the Group Company Secretary, administers the filing

of declarations of interest for Board members. The annual declarations are presented to the shareholder at the AGM.

1(b)(ii) Directors are required to declare interests every financial year, whether an

interest exist or not. Directors are also required to immediately declare whenever a conflict arises, the annual declaration for that directors will then be amended.

1(c) Yes

1(c)(i) Declarations of interest submitted by the Executive Management Committee

Members (EXCO) is approved by the Group Chief Executive and administered by the Group Company Secretary.

1(c)(ii) All Eskom Executive Committee (EXCO) members are Eskom Employees.

Employees are required to declare interests every financial year, whether an interest exist or not. Employees are also required to immediately declare whenever a conflict arises, the annual declaration for that employee will then be amended.

(2) Yes, for Board and EXCO

The management of conflict of interest is governed by the Eskom Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy and Procedure, which is applicable to the Board and employees. The Policy and Procedure address noncompliance and the consequences of noncompliance.

Further to this for Board and EXCO meetings probity checks in respect of commercial transactions are conducted prior to circulation of meeting agendas. In the event that there is a potential, perceived or actual conflict of interest, the chairman of the meeting and the Group Company Secretary are advised. Should a conflict be identified the member will not be provided with the information pertaining to that matter and will be required to recuse him/herself from the proceedings when the matter is discussed.

The attending members are required to declare that they do not have any conflict in relation to matters being discussed in the meeting.

Declaration of interest is a standing agenda item of all Board and EXCO meetings. Any conflicts are recorded as part of the proceedings. The relevant member is then required to recuse him or herself at the time when the particular agenda item is discussed.

Yes, for employees.

Where there is a conflict of interest, the employee must refrain from being part of any deliberations, document preparation, execution or meetings and must not have access that deals with that particular matter.

In addition, cases reported through the Forensic Investigation department, the Eskom disciplinary process was followed. For the 2015/16 financial year, there were 10 cases of actual conflict emanating from the outcome of forensic investigations.

(3) Emanating from the results the forensic investigations for the 2015/16 financial for employees (including Exco), there were 10 cases where actual conflict was identified.

(4) The Eskom Sponsorship Committee is delegated to approve all sponsorship up to

R3 million with sponsorships above R3 million being approved by the Executive Committee (EXCO). During the previous and current financial year all approved sponsorships were less than R3 million and was therefore approved by the Eskom Sponsorship Committee in the Corporate Affairs Division. 

Sponsorships are proactively planned and targeted on an annual basis, with input from all Divisions, as it enables the organisation to meet its strategic objectives.

Table 1 and Table 2 below presents the name and designation of the Eskom employees who decide on sponsorship allocations.

Table 1Name and designation of Executive Management Committee Members (EXCO) who decide on sponsorship allocations

Group Executives​ ​ ​

Name

Designation

​Mr Matshela Koko

Interim Group ​Chief Executive

​Mr Anoj Singh

​Chief Finance Officer

Mr Willy Majola

​Group Executive Generation (Acting)

Mr Thava​ Govender

​Group Executive Transmission

​Mr Mongezi Ntsokolo

​Group Executive Distribution

Ms ​Ayanda​ Noah

​Group Executive Customer Services

​Mr Abram Masango

Group Executive Group Capital

Ms ​Elsie Pule

​Group Executive Human Resources

​Mr Sean Maritz

​Group Executive Information Technology

​Mr Freddy Ndou

Divisional Executive Strategy Support

​Brigadier General (Ret.) Tebogo

​Divisional Executive Security 

Mr ​Chose Choeu

​Divisional Executive Corporate Affairs

​Ms Suzanne Daniels

Group Company Secretary

Table 2 Name and designations of the Sponsorship Committee

Sponsorship Committee

Name

Designation

Chose Choeu

​ Divisional Executive Corporate Affairs

Ruwaida (Ra’eesah) Waja

General Manager: Internal and External Communication

Marion Hughes

General Manager: Stakeholder Relations

Pieter Pretorius

General Manager Strategic Marketing and Branding (Acting)

Cecil Ramonotsi

CEO Eskom Development Foundation (Acting)

Natasha Sithole

Senior Manager: Business Enablement

Nto Rikhotso

Eskom Media Desk Manager

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

11 April 2017 - NW807

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) How many tenders have state-owned entities reporting to her awarded to a certain company (name furnished) in the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016 and (b) what was the value of the tenders in each case?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

DENEL SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

ESKOM SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

SAFCOL SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

SAX SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

TRANSNET SOC LTD

(a)

None

(b)

R NIL

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

   

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

 

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

05 April 2017 - NW592

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom’s management has put any plans in place to approach National Treasury for financial assistance in the foreseeable future; if so, (a) what is the estimated amount involved and (b) for what specific purpose will the financial assistance be required?

Reply:

As at the date of this response there are no plans for Eskom to request additional financial support from National Treasury

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

04 April 2017 - NW484

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Noting that over the past year the SA Express made frequent use of chartered aircraft, resulting in adverse effects for its employees, can her department provide (a) an inventory of (i) all aircraft owned by SA Express, (ii) all aircraft grounded and the reason for the aircraft being grounded (iii) the period that each aircraft has been grounded and (iv) the expected cost to get the grounded aircraft operational and (b) a schedule of (i) flight hours per pilot in the employ of SA Express for the period 1 March 2016 to 1 March 2017 and (ii) flights for each cabin crew in the employ of SA Express for the period 1 March 2016 to 1 March 2017?

Reply:

Part (a) of the question:

i) Inventory of all aircraft owned by SA Express

Bombardier Aircraft Type

Quantity Aircraft

Capacity - Seats

Ownership

Average Fleet Age - Years

Q400

10

74

Operating Lease

6.5

CRJ200

6

50

Operating Lease

18

CRJ200

4

50

SA Express Owned

18

CRJ700

2

70

Operating Lease

12ii

ii) All aircraft grounded and the reason for the aircraft being grounded. Status as at January 2017:

  • Qty 3, Bombardier CRJ200 – Engines and APU require overhaul.
  • Qty 1, Bombardier Q400 – Fuel defect.
  • Qty 1, Bombardier Q400 – Engine repair and Nose landing gear overhaul required.
  • Austerity measures resulted in restricted funding impacting the fleet (engine overhauls).

iii) The period that each aircraft has been grounded:

Aircraft

Out Of Service date

Out of service days

Aircraft Grounded

ZS-NMC (200)

16-Dec-15

455

ZS-NMD (200)

10-Mar-15

358

ZS-YBT (Q400)

25-Jan-16

415

ZS-NMS (Q400)

5-Jul-16

253

Scheduled Maintenance

ZS-NME (200)

7-Oct-16

159

       

iv) The expected cost to get the grounded aircraft operational

  • Engines requiring overhaul typically $1 500 000 per engine. Leasing options have however been exercised.
  • APU overhaul typically $220 000 per APU
  • Q400 Nose Landing gears supply typically $100 000 per NLG
  • Cost to get aircraft operational approx. was $11 668 000. Options of leasing engines have been adopted in late 2016/2017 to save cost. This reduced the amount to $6 508 000
  • The above excludes monthly cost to service specified component exchange and Q400 engine support agreements. This amounts to approx.$600 000 per month

Status as at 14 March 2017:

    • NMD Returned to service,
    • YBT in final stages of Return to Service
    • The cost to return the remaining aircraft (NMC, NMS) to service is $2 049 000

Part (b) of the question

Annexure B Attached                      

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW462

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her department procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr. Mzwanele Manyi, (b) the Progressive Professionals Forum, (c) the Decolonisation Fund and/or (d) the Black Business Council; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what (i) services were procured, (ii) was the total cost, (iii) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (iv) was the total amount paid, (v) was the purpose of the payments and (vi) is the detailed breakdown of such payments in each case?

Reply:

a) The Department has not procured any services or made any payments to Mr Mzwanele Manyi.

b) The Department has not procured any services or made any payments to the Progressive Professionals Forum.

c) The Department has not procured any services or made any payments to the Decolonisation Fund.

d) The Department has not procured any services or made any payments to the Black Business Council.

The Department has not received such requests.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW343

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What surplus is required in the (a) Transport Pension fund and (b) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund to pay put a bonus of 10% to all pensioners where the rules make provision for that; (2) Whether considerations will be given to pay between two and four bonuses per year to pensioners, given their high age and low life expectancy; if not, why not; if so, (a) what consideration is currently being given to that and (b) when this will happen; (3) Whether the present pending group action against the respective pension funds and Transnet play any role in this consideration; if so, what are the relevant details? NW396E

Reply:

1. The cost/surplus required of two bonuses of 10% for the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund is R326m, and R43m for the Transport Pension Fund respectively. The trustees determine bonus payouts.

2. The respective Board of Trustees of both Funds have not given consideration to pay more than 2 bonuses per year. The current policy of the Funds aims to pay 2 bonuses per financial year. 
 

3. The payment of bonuses is non-vesting in terms of the Rules of the Funds, and is considered on an annual basis subject to actuarial certification and the overall risk environment facing the Funds at the time (including the pending class action). The class action is not the only factor considered in the payment of bonuses. The other factors that play a critical role in the consideration of paying bonuses are, amongst others, the following:

  • The investment performance of the assets.
  • Impact on the actuarial surplus. 
  • Impact on the solvency reserves. NW396E

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW482

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to SA Express’ frequent use in 2016 of chartered planes provided by Solenta Aviation and SKA Aircraft Leasing, amongst others, to cover its route between (a) Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, (b) George and Johannesburg and (c) Kimberley and Johannesburg, (i) what is the reason for making use of chartered flights and (ii) how often were flights chartered for the (aa) Bloemfontein-Johannesburg route, (bb) George-Johannesburg route and (cc) Kimberley-Johannesburg route; which (a) other routes also make use of chartered flights and (b) companies, besides Solenta Aviation and SKA, are being used to operate the chartered flights?

Reply:

SA Express lease charters in order to maintain the schedule, protect market share as well as revenue. The airline also charter aircraft due to aircraft constraints.

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

(aa)

JNB-BFN

(bb)

JNB-KIM

(cc)

JNB-GRJ

       

Solenta

180

115

64

Golden Wings/SKA

26

8

4

  • The number of flights chartered between JNB-BFN, JNB-KIM and JNB-GRJ are 397 from Jan 2016 – Jan 2017

Total Number of Charter Airline Operation Jan 2016 2017
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

 

Solenta

3,032

StarAir Cargo

1,728

CemAir

314

Global Aviation

138

Golden Wings/SKA

46

Flyfofa- Sahara

54

Africa Charter Airline

460

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

JNB-BFN

JNB-KIM

JNB-RCB

JNB-HDS

JNB-GRJ

JNB-PLZ

JNB-ELS

JNB-FBM

JNB-GBE

JNB-WVB

JNB-NTY

JNB-MBD

                         

Solenta

180

115

 

12

64

26

33

 

228

 

43

122

StarAir Cargo

384

141

 

86

399

18

94

235

100

245

   

CemAir

26

32

 

6

8

4

13

 

36

2

4

39

Global Aviation

86

   

1

23

3

11

 

2

4

   

Golden Wings/SKA

26

8

 

2

4

2

2

 

2

     

Flyfofa- Sahara

10

10

4

         

2

 

6

22

Africa Charter Airline

54

4

 

2

148

   

228

24

     
  • Break-Down of all charters

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

DUR-PLZ

DUR-ELS

DUR-CPT

DUR-HRE

DUR-LUN

           

Solenta

1025

564

269

36

8

StarAir Cargo

1

2

1

4

1

CemAir

20

14

6

2

 

Global Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Wings/SKA

 

 

 

 

 

Flyfofa- Sahara

 

 

 

 

 

Africa Charter Airline

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Airline Operation
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

CPT-BFN

CPT-ELS

CPT-PLZ

CPT-HDS

CPT-NTY

CPT-WVB

             

Solenta

38

122

137

 

10

 

StarAir Cargo

 

4

12

   

1

CemAir

15

41

22

4

8

12

Global Aviation

         

8

Golden Wings/SKA

           

Flyfofa- Sahara

           

Africa Charter Airline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW552

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the (a) employees, (b) directors and (c) management of SA Express filed declarations of interests; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) who checks the specified declarations and (ii) what are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) Has any action ever been taken for a conflict of interest arising from the declarations; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) How many of the specified persons have business dealings with SA Express; (4) What are the names and designations of each SA Express employee who decides on sponsorship allocations?

Reply:

1. All SA Express Employees, Directors and Management are required to declare their interests by filling in the appropriate form highlighting conflict of interests accordingly. These will then be verified and approved by the General Managers of each Business Unit. This is in line with the requirements of the Airlines Code of Ethics Policy.

The Internal Audit department reviews compliance to ensure that the Code of Ethics adhered to and thereafter. The Auditor General then audits the above mentioned as an External Auditor.

(2) No – no conflict of interest has ever come to the fore.

3. No SA Express employee has business dealings with SA Express.

4. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Inati Ntshanga decides on sponsorship allocations.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW553

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the (a) employees, (b) directors and (c) management of Mango Airlines filed declarations of interests; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) who checks the specified declarations and (ii) what are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) Has any action ever been taken for a conflict of interest arising from the declarations; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) How many of the specified persons have business dealings with Mango; (4) What are the names and designations of each Mango employee who decides on sponsorship allocations?

Reply:

Mango Airlines is a subsidiary of SAA which is within the oversight of the Minister of Finance.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 March 2017 - NW555

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the (a) employees, (b) directors and (c) management of Transnet filed declarations of interests; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (i) who checks the specified declarations and (ii) what are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) Has any action ever been taken for a conflict of interest arising from the declarations; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) How many of the specified persons have business dealings with Transnet; (4) What are the names and designations of each Transnet employee who decides on sponsorship allocations?

Reply:

(1)(a) Employees, (b) directors and (c) management of Transnet SOC Ltd (“Transnet”) are required in terms of the Declaration of Interests and Related Party Disclosures Policies to file their declaration of interests annually, and as and when changes occur.

 (i) Transnet Group Company Secretary will check Transnet Corporate Centre and each Operating Division (OD) has their Divisional Company Secretary conducting this function.

 (ii) Declaration of Interests are compulsory for Managers (Levels A - F) and any other employee who has an interest or is related to a person with actual or potential interest in doing business with Transnet or any of its subsidiaries. It is also compulsory for all employees involved in Transnet Procurement related activities to declare their interests regardless of their level. 

Reminders and campaigns on the Declaration of Interests and Related Party Disclosures are undertaken prior to the beginning a new financial year so as to ensure adherence to the process.

The Declaration of Interest (“DoI”) are filed electronically and the notifications thereof are routed to the relevant Company Secretary for acknowledgement and stored accordingly by the Document Management Function.

The DOI’s fraud compliance reviews are conducted by Transnet Internal Audit (“TIA”). The purpose of these reviews is to determine compliance with the Declaration of Interest and Related Party Disclosures Policy with a view to identifying whether a selected sample employees declared their interests accurately and in full. Review by TIA, forensics assessments, and consequence management as applicable is followed in cases where wrong doing has been identified.

The Company also has a Code of Ethics in place which guides the conduct of Directors, Management and Employees.

(2) Transnet is currently dealing with three employee cases: two from Transnet Pipe Lines and one from Transnet Freight Rail.

(3) The Audit Report is still being finalised and necessary disciplinary action will be taken. Any companies involved are provisionally black listed and final blacklisting is pending the disciplinary hearing of the employees.

(4) The following Transnet Corporate Centre (TCC) Employees have Delegated Authority to sign off on sponsorships and may sub-delegate same to the Company’s Operating Divisions/Specialists Units:

Mr Siyabonga Gama – Group Chief Executive

Mr M Buthelezi – Chief Operating Officer

Mr Garry Pita – Chief Financial Officer

Mr Thamsanqa Jiyane – Chief Officer Advanced Manufacturing

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

15 March 2017 - NW366

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(i) Minister

The vehicles purchased are as follows:

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Price

(d) Date of purchase

(aaa) FY 2014/2015

(bbb) FY 2015/2016

(bb)FY Since 1 April 2016/2017

Place

Lexus

LEXUS ES HYBRID ES 300H EX C21E

514 649.74

2014/09/26

Yes

N/A

N/A

CPT

Lexus

ES350 EX 36Z

464 819.04

2016/04/20

N/A

N/A

Yes

PTA

(ii) Deputy Minister

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Price

(d) Date of purchase

(aaa) FY 2014/2015

(bbb) FY 2015/2016

(bb)FY Since 1 April 2016/2017

Place

Audi

AUDI A8 4H20BA TDI Q TIP

881 629.99

2014/06/05

Yes

N/A

N/A

CPT

Lexus

LEXUS 460 16 G

808 279.00

2016/09/14

N/A

N/A

YES

PTA

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

13 March 2017 - NW241

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether Eskom owns any coalmines; if so, (a) which mine(s) and (b) who mines them; (2) whether the specified mines are on Eskom’s balance sheet; if so, what is the value of each mine?

Reply:

1.  This question is answered below in two parts, i.e. what Eskom owns directly and

what Eskom owns indirectly. Eskom directly owns one mine, called Kilbarchan Colliery.

Eskom indirectly owns some equity in the cost plus mines as a result of ownership of a portion of the mine assets through the cost plus coal supply agreements (CSA) signed. Mining houses have the statutory right to mine the coal, and the statutory obligation to rehabilitate. Eskom, through the CSA has the financial obligation to pay for these costs. The reserves dedicated to Eskom, can only be sold to Eskom.

In a case where the mining house intends to transfer its rights and obligations Eskom would have to provide consent.It should be noted that the CSAs do not include BEE ownership requirements as the last cost plus agreement was signed prior to Eskom’s current BEE Policy.

(1)(a)(b) Table 1 below presents Eskom’s Cost Plus CSAs. The Colliery column (a) provides the names of the mines and the Mining House (b) column provides the information on who is mining the mine.

Table 1Eskom's current Cost Plus CSAs

 

Colliery

(a)

Mining House (b)

B-BBEE

Status

Start of CSA

Current End of CSA

Power Station

Investment made by Eskom, from inception to date

Annual Contractual Volumes

(ktons)

1

Kriel

Anglo

LME 8

Dec 1979

Dec 2019

Kriel

R2.4 bn

8 500

2

New Denmark[1]

Anglo

LME 8

Sept 1989

Sept 2029

Tutuka

R3.2 bn

10 000 per CSA

4 500 Assumed

3

New Vaal

Anglo

LME 8

June 1989

June 2029

Lethabo

R1.6 bn

17 800

4

Matla

Exxaro

BO LME 4

July 1983

July 2023

Matla

R2.2 bn

10 066

5

Khutala

South32

LME 8

Dec 1993

Dec 2033

Kendal

R1.6 bn

13 300

6

Arnot

Closed mine

BO LME 4

June 1981

Dec 2015

Arnot

R0.8 bn

-

2.  Kilbarchan Colliery is recorded in Eskom’s balance sheet under the subsidiary Natal Navigation Colliery. It is recorded at R1, while the associated rehabilitation liability has been fully raised in Eskom’s financial statements

On cost plus mines, these are not on Eskom’s balance sheet because the direct ownership rests with the mining houses and their balance sheets.

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Mr. Mogokare Richard Seleke Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

  1. PQ241

09 March 2017 - NW209

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Robertson, Mr K to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)      What (a) are the reasons that the interdict obtained by Transnet in order to remove illegal squatters from its land in Elandsfontein has been ignored and (b) action is Transnet taking in order to get the interdict enforced; (2) has Transnet read the corrective measures given by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department to correct this illegal occupation; if so, what are the corrective measures; (3) what strategy does Transnet have in place to prevent additional invasions of other land they own in the Elandsfontein area?

Reply:

(1)  (a) The final interdict could not be enforced and Transnet was required to proceed with the institution of an eviction application in accordance with the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (“PIE Act”).

      (b) Transnet has applied for a court date and are currently waiting for same.

(2) Transnet has read the corrective measures given by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police department; Corrective measures were for Transnet to:

  • Write an email to EMM to discuss the land issues
  • Obtain a court interdict
  • Fence off the premises and organise their own security until the property is fenced off.

(3) Transnet has an Informal Settlements Strategy that has been approved through internal structures to deal with informal settlements that are on Transnet land including cases similar to Elandsfontein

____________________________

Siyabonga Gama

Group Chief Executive:

Transnet SOC Ltd

Date:

28 February 2017 - NW92

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)What was the total number of scheduled South African Express Airways flights between South African cities for the past financial year; (b) how many of these in terms of the (i) number and (ii) percentage were delayed and (c) what was the reason for the delay in each case?

Reply:

SAX’s Reply:

(a) The number of scheduled domestic flights for SA Express for the year to date was 32 976.

(b) The number of delayed flights, year to date, are 4 766 and this represents a total of 12.7% of total flights.

(c) 8.4% (3161) of the flight delays were as a result of technical difficulties, 1.7% (635) were due to service provider errors and 0.93% (349) was due to flight operations delays and a further 0.8% (309 flights) was due to airport operation delays. 312 of these are due to other minor causes like commercial delays, IT issues, industrial action delays, damages to equipment, cargo delays and other.

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 February 2017 - NW199

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any State Owned Companies (a) procured any service and/or (b) made any payments to (i) a certain person (name furnished) and/or (ii) a certain organisation (name furnished); if not, in respect of each specified State-owned Company, why not; if so, in respect of each specified State-Owned Company, what (aa) services were procured, (bb) was the total cost, (cc) is the detailed breakdown of such costs, (dd) was the total payments and (ee) the detailed breakdown of such payments?

Reply:

SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS AIRWAYS SOC LTD

(a) No

(b) (i) No, South African Express Services SOC Ltd has never engaged with Mr. Manyi.

(ii) South African Express Services SOC Ltd has never engaged with the Progressive Professionals Forum.

(aa) Not Applicable

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

ALEXKOR SOC LTD

  1. No
  2. (i) No

(ii) No. Alexkor is currently in a cost-saving drive and cannot commit to foreseeable, new services for the company. No services have been procured by Alexkor.

(aa) No services have been procured by Alexkor.

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

DENEL SOC LTD

  1. No
  2. (i) No
  3. No

(aa) No services have been procured by Denel.

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

SAFCOL SOC LTD

  1. No
  2. (i) No
  3. No

(aa) No services have been procured by SAFCOL.

(bb) Not Applicable

(cc) Not Applicable

(dd) Not Applicable

(ee) Not Applicable

ESKOM SOC LTD

Background

Eskom has not procured any services from Mr Mzwanele Manyi or the Progressive Professionals Forum. Eskom has paid R440 000 to the Progressive Professionals Forum consequent to a sponsorship decision, strictly considered against our sponsorship policy to ensure alignment with the objectives of the business.

a) (i) No, Eskom has not procured any services from Mr Mzwanele Manyi.

(ii) Eskom has not procured any services from the Progressive Professionals Forum.

The business has not raised a need that would require Commercial to procure services from this supplier. However, had there been a business requirement for services offered by this supplier; an open tender process would have been followed to satisfy such a need.

b) (i) No, Eskom has not made any payments to Mr Mzwanele Manyi.

   (ii) Yes, Eskom has paid R440 000 to the Progressive Professionals Forum consequent to a sponsorship decision, strictly considered against our sponsorship policy to ensure alignment with the objectives of the business.

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

(dd) Total payment is R440 000.

(ee)

Description

Amount

Two corporate tables at PPF Summit and Gala Dinner, Nov 2015

R40 000

Platinum sponsorship for PPF Summit and Gala Dinner, Nov 2016

R400 000

TRANSNET SOC LTD

a) No, Transnet has not procured any services.

(b) (i) Transnet has not made any payments to Mr Mzwandile Manyi.

(ii) Transnet has sponsored the Progressive Professional Forum.

(aa) Sponsored the Progressive Professional Forum conference entitled “Does Corruption undermine services delivery” as a platinum sponsor.

(bb) Total cost is R400 000.

(cc) Breakdown sponsorship:

        • Branding at the Summit and Gala
        • 2 seats at the main table with the keynote speaker
        • Opprtunity for a Senior Transnet Executive to deliver and address at the Gala dinner
        • 4 tables at the Gala dinner
        • 6m x 6m exhibition stand
        • Ticktes for 8 delegates to attend the Summit
        • Logo inclusion on all event collateral
        • Logo placement on the PPF website for the event

(dd) A single payment was made to the Progressive Professional Forum for the event.

(ee) R400 000. And no further payment has been made.

REMARKS REPPLY: APPROVE / NOT APPROVED

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 February 2017 - NW121

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Did Transnet withdraw from negotiations with a certain company (name furnished) (a) in August 2014 before a payment was made by the specified company to another company (name furnished) to supply information technology (IT) equipment and (b) after the specified company received a contract for closed-circuit television equipment in 2015; (2) Did all contracts concluded between Transnet and the specified company pass through a competitive bidding process ; if not, why not in each case; if so, (a) what are the names of all bidders and (b) why were the specified contracts awarded to the specified company in each case; (3) Whether she will provide copies of (a) each contract conluded with the specified company and\or (b) the minutes of each Transnet Board meeting where the decision was taken to award the specified contracts, to Ms NWA Mazzone; if not, in each case, why not; if so, by when: NW126E

Reply:

1. Transnet did not withdraw from negotiations with Neotel.

2. Transnet has concluded two contract with Neotel (Pty) Ltd, one for network services and the other for the closed circuit television vision (CCTV).

Network Services contract

In December 2014, Transnet awarded a five-year contract to Neotel to provide network related services, following an open and competitive procurement process. The award met all our stringent governance requirements and was reviewed by a firm of independent internal auditors. The contract was awarded in line with the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) principle of 90/10 as they were the highest scoring bidder (first ranked bidder) in terms of Price and Preference (B-BBEE).

The following bidders responded to the Network Services Request for Proposal (RFP) that was issued by Transnet Group in 2013:

  • Neotel (Pty) Ltd;
  • Telkom SA SOC (Pty) Ltd;
  • Dimension Data;
  • Vodacom (Pty) Ltd;
  • T-Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd in partnership with Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd.

CCTV contract

The CCTV contract was awarded to Neotel (Pty) Ltd through a confinement procurement process which was approved by the appropriate delegated authority/committee. A confinement is a recognised procurement mechanism provided for in the Transnet Procurement Procedures Manual (PPM).

An analysis of our business requirements revealed that the existing CCTV equipment had reached the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced. It was crucial for Transnet to urgently rectify the situation for the following reasons:

  • The need for Transnet to comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Codes (ISPS) and for Transnet to maintain its status as a ports authority. Failure to comply would have resulted in Transnet being blacklisted by the US administration and thus causing a material loss of revenue and the reduction of the country’s ability to export and import goods.
  • In addition Transnet had to meet its obligations as a signatory to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) legislation. In terms of the IMO, a ports authority is required to have a capability to monitor the port facility and its nearby approaches on land and water at all times.
  • The need to integrate new and existing equipment and systems was crucial in ensuring that the entire surveillance infrastructure and software was fully operational.
  • The existing infrastructure belonged to Neotel, making it critical for the entire surveillance solution to be integrated to a single service provider that would take sole accountability of the entire solution to Transnet.

3. Transnet is not at liberty to provide details of commercial terms with individual suppliers in line with confidential contractual arrangements and protecting the company’s pricing strategies. NW126E

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 February 2017 - NW93

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)What was the total profit and/or loss made by South African Express Airways for the 2015-16 financial year?

Reply:

SAX’s Reply:

SA Express is still in the process of finalizing the audit of the financial results for the year end 31 March 2016, and the performance information will be provided once the audit is concluded.

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

28 February 2017 - NW82

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)How many 34-inch forage steel wheels has Transnet or its subsidiaries purchased from 1 January 2015 until 6 February 2017 and in each case, (i) who was the supplier and (ii) in which country were the wheels manufactured?

Reply:

Transnet’s Reply:

(a)(i) 1000 forged steel wheels have been purchased since 1 January 2015 until 6 February 2017 from Naledi Inhlanganiso (Pty) Ltd.

(a)(ii) The wheels were manufactured in France (Vauldunes Plant).

 

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

10 January 2017 - NW2740

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) name, (b) scope and (c) value of each contract that pertains to the proposed merger of (i) the SA Airways, (ii) Mango and (iii) SA Express, as announced by her whilst addressing the National Council of Provinces on 30 November 2016; (2) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) a) Bain and Company is the consultant appointed for the development of an optimal corporate structure to re-align the state owned airlines.

    b) The work to be conducted by Bain and Company South Africa entails the development of the said optimal corporate structure in line with Government’s objectives and in cognizance of the industry best practices.

   c) The total cost of the project is R12.1 million.

(2) I will not make a statement on the matter.

 

10 January 2017 - NW2561

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     How many members does the (a) Transport Pension fund and (b) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund have currently; (2) How many members of the specified pension funds died in (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016; (3) What were the reported causes of death of each member of the pension funds in each specified year; (4) (a) How many members of each fund are currently (i) the main member and\or (ii) a dependent and (b) how many of the dependents are (i) spouses and (ii) children; (5) what was the growth (a) in the value and (b) in the surplus of each fund in the financial years (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 NW2972E

Reply:

1. The Transport Pension Fund (“TPF”) has 338 active contributing members and 5 628 pensioners, and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (“TSDBF”) has 54 026 pensioners as at 31 October 2016.

(2) The number of members of the specified pension funds who died are recorded below:

Entity

Referencing

Financial Year

Number of Deceased Members

Transport Pension Fund

a

2013/14

181

 

b

2014/15

184

 

c

2015/16

212

Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund

a

2013/14

4255

 

b

2014/15

4114

 

c

2015/16

4142

(3) The causes of death of each member are unknown.

(4) As at 31 October 2016, for the Transport Pension Fund, 3 113 pension members are main members, with 2 290 spouses and 221 children. For the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund 17 681 pension members are main members, with 36 180 spouses and 165 children.

(5) The growth of the specified pension funds is detailed below:

 

Entity

Financial Year

Market Value

Surplus

Transport Pension Fund

2013/14

R8 373 million

R2 903 million

 

2014/15

R9 053 million

R3 644 million

 

2015/16

R9 366 million

R4 325 million

Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund

2013/14

R17 218 million

R2 983 million

 

2014/15

R16 757 million

R3 145 million

 

2015/16

R15 630 million

R3 807 million

02 January 2017 - NW4012

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) For what number of years has Alexkor Pooling and Sharing Joint Venture conducted cofferdam mining in the Richtersveld mining area and (b) under what licence is the allocation for prospecting mining done; (2) whether an environmental impact assessment was concluded in the specified area before a mining licence for cofferdam mining was allocated to the specified company; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the assessment concluded and (b) what did the assessment determine the effects of cofferdam mining to be on the specified area; (3) whether she will make a copy of the assessment available to Mr S C Motau?

Reply:

(1)

(a)

Alexkor have conducted coffer dam mining since the early 1950’s (approximately 67 years) and the mine has been operational for approximately 89 years. Approval of the Environmental Management Programme Report (EMPR) was granted on 11 October 1995.

 

(b)

Alexkor SOC LTD has 4 (FOUR) marine mining rights and the Richtersveld Mining Company (RMC) 1 (ONE) land mining right; all under the management of the PSJV:

   

(i)

Marine Rights (Alexkor SOC LTD)

        • MR 512_4a
        • MR 513_4b
        • MR 10025_1c
        • MR 554
   

(ii)

Land Right (Richtersveld Mining Company)

        • MR550

(2)

Yes; approval of the Environmental Management Programme Report (EMPR) was granted on 11 October 1995.

 

(a)

In terms of the Minerals Act of 1991. Alexkor was required to submit and obtain approval for an Environmental Management Programme Report (EMPR), Alexkor appointed CSIR to prepare the EMPR. The document was approved by department (1995-10-11). The approval included the construction of cofferdam mining.

 

(b)

Background: A proposal entitled “Proposal for Alexkor 2004 EMPR update approach/structure/content” was compiled, dated 27 January 2004 and the approach set out therein was discussed with DME Kimberley at the time. Within such system the EMPR update was to be guided by the then pending Alexkor audit and performance assessments and the detail knowledge of the site acquired during their compilation given the complexity and extent of the mining operation. Such audits were completed in March/April 2004 and on the basis of those audits and understanding of the available literature and assessment of the existing 1994 EMPR, a set of rehabilitation specifications/methods to deal with existing disturbances entitled “Rehabilitation Liability Calculation; Specifications/Methods/Rates Used and notes on their calculation (Report #2446/SMR/Rev 1 [April 2005])” was formulated for submission to the DME to elicit their sanction/comment on the approach to the methods of dealing with existing disturbance as this posed the major undefined aspect of the new EMPR given that the 1994 EMPR paid relatively little attention to this element. Such specifications/methods were formally submitted to the DME during April 2005 and DME‟s initial comment was obtained in October 2005.Having achieved some level of co-ordination with DME on the historical rehabilitation, the process of EMPR update could be re-initiated.

The approved EMPR states: “Historically coffer dam (sea wall) mining has been carried out at two sites, one in Block 60 in the north and the other at Geeldoring near the Rietfontein-North Plant.”

   

(i)

Impacts resulting from coffer dam activities are as follows:

      • Coffer dam mining requires a major relocation of sand from supratidal levels into the surf zone. This results in the removal of sand dunes and the destruction of their associated vegetation. Vegetation in the area not destroyed by dune excavation is damaged extensively by the heavy earth-moving equipment in use. The smothering of rocky shore and sandy beach destroys all biota, both intertidally and sub-tidally to the depth of the coffer dam wall.
      • Coffer dam mining has been carried out using gravels, cobbles and boulders from tailings for the building of the wall. Although the dam wall has been breached by storm conditions, the redistribution of the material has resulted in a smothering of the original rock and the change from a rocky intertidal to a boulder beach environment.
   

(ii)

Impact of the construction of the coffer dams with sand:

      • Due to the fact that sand is not readily available in the vicinity further disturbances will be done to the already disturbed dunes along the coast, more manoeuvring of heavy machinery occurs, which in turn leads to increased environmental and economic impacts.
   

Based on the above the PSJV has appointed a new independent environmental consultant to revise the approved EMPR. This document is currently out for public comment.

(3)

All documents can be made available to Mr S C Motau

 

   

Remarks:

   

Reply: Approved / Not Approved

       

Mr Mogokare Richard Seleke

 

Ms Lynne Brown, MP

   

Director-General

   

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

   

Date:

21 December 2016 - NW2678

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What was the state of the surplusses of the (a) Transport Pension Fund and and (b) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Pension Fund in (i)(aa) 2011, (bb) 2012, (cc) 2013, (dd) 2014, (ee) 2015 and (ii) at the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) (a) what have the surplusses been used for since 2011 and (b) what is their envisaged application for the future?

Reply:

  1. The table below details the surplus for the requested years, as well as the

utilisation:

ENTITY

REF

DATE

SURPLUS

UTILISATION

Transport Pension Fund

 

31 March 2010

R1605m

-

 

aa

31 March 2011

R1739m

-

 

bb

31 March 2012

R1548m

R120m as a Transnet 8.333% bonus

 

cc

31 March 2013

R1453m

R62m as a Transnet 8.333% bonus, and extra 2.47% pension increase for SAA and PRASA respectively

 

dd

31 March 2014

R2903m

R68m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses, and extra 2.42% pension increase for SAA and PRASA respectively

 

ee

31 March 2015

R3644m

R73m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses, and extra 1.02% pension increase for SAA and PRASA respectively

   

31 March 2016

R4325m

R72m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses, an extra 2.42% pension increase, and 13th cheque bonus for SAA and PRASA respectively

   

31 March 2017

-

R70m*

Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund

 

31 March 2010

R2835m

-

 

aa

31 March 2011

R2733m

R335m as two Transnet 8.5% and 8.333% bonuses

 

bb

31 March 2012

2346m

R520m as a Transnet 10% and two 8.333% bonuses respectively

 

cc

31 March 2013

R2167m

R155m as a Transnet 8.333% bonus

 

dd

31 March 2014

R2983m

R305m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses respectively

 

ee

31 March 2015

R3145m

R300m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses respectively

   

31 March 2016

R3807m

R294m as two Transnet 8.333% bonuses respectively

   

31 March 2017

-

R360m**

Notes:

* Uses after 31 March 2016 were two Transnet bonuses of 10% and 11% respectively, and an extra 2.07% pension increase and 13th cheque bonus for SAA and PRASA respectively

** Uses after 31 March 2016 were 10% and 11% bonuses respectively

(2)(a) The surpluses have been used to pay bonuses to beneficiaries of the Transnet Pension Fund and Transnet Second Defined Pension Fund.

(b) The expected future uses a mixture of bonuses and pension increases above 2%, should the Rules be amended to allow this.

 

21 December 2016 - NW2663

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What amount did the former Chief Executive Officer of DENEL, Mr Riaz Salojee receive in payment of a severance package before the specified person’s suspension and subsequent resisignation?

Reply:

Mr. Riaz Saloojee did not receive a severance package and did not resign. He was only paid up to the end of his contract.

   
   
   
   
   

21 December 2016 - NW2744

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What amount is required to pay a bonus of 10% to all pensioners of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund where the rules make provision for this; 2. Whether the present surplusses of the pension funds may be used to increase the base of all pensions; if so, with what percentage will the pensions be increased; 3. Whether she will consider implementing such an increase; if not, why not 4. Whether the pending class action court case plays any part in her decision; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3232E

Reply:

1. Based on the actuarial valuation results as at 31 March 2016, the amount required to pay a 10% bonus to all pensioners of the Transport Pension Fund (TPF), i.e. Transnet Sub-Fund, SAA Sub-Fund and PRASA Sub-Fund is R37.7m and for the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF) the amount is R172.4m. The Rules of the respective Funds contain a provision that authorises for the payment of ad hoc bonuses. These amounts are paid from the actuarial surplus of each of the Funds, amounting to R4.325 billion for the Transport Pension Fund and R3.807 billion for the TSDBF

2. There is currently no provision in the respective Fund Rules to utilise the surplus to increase the base of the pension.

3. The Shareholder Minister is unable to consider an increase in the base of all pensions as this is not provided for in the pension fund rules.

4. The pending class action court case has no impact on the matter. The rules of the funds guide action related to the pension funds.

 

21 December 2016 - NW2717

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Which company is currently in charge of the investments that the (i) Transport Pension Fund and (ii) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund make; (b) What role does a certain person (name furnished) play in making investments in both funds; (c) What are the specified person’s official positions and involvement in (i) Transnet, (ii) the Transport Pension Fund and (iii) the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund; (d) Who appointed him; and (e) Why was he appointed in the specified positions?

Reply:

(a) There is no company in charge of investments of the Transport Pension Fund and Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund. The Boards of Trustees of the respective Funds are in charge of their investment activities.

(b) No role is played by the said individuals as the Board of Trustees of the respective Funds are in charge of the investment activities.

(c) The specified person’s official positions and involvement in (i) Transnet is that of a Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the Acquisitions and Disposals

(d) Committee. He is also Chairperson and Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the (ii) Transport Pension Fund and (iii) Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund respectively.

(d) All non-Executive Directors are appointed to the Transnet Board of Directors by the Shareholder Minister.

(e) The specified person was appointed in the specified positions on the basis of his academic qualifications and technical expertise on the activities of the Board of Directors, and the respective Funds.

15 December 2016 - NW2701

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What amount did Trillian Capital Partners receive in service fees for allegedly negotiating the settlement of a massive insurance claim involving the explosion of a boiler at the Duhva power plant; (2) did Eskom appoint the specified company to source a new supplier to replace the exploded boiler at the Duhva power plant; if not, why not; if so, what (a) were the fees payable to the specified company in this regard and (b) are the further relevant details; (3) (a) which other contracts of engagement have been concluded between Eskom and the specified company and (b) what are the costs  involved in each case?

Reply:

(1) 

No amount was paid to Trillian Capital Partners for the Duvha power plant insurance claim. Eskom did not appoint Trillian Capital Partners to negotiate the settlement for the Duvha Power Plant insurance claim.

(2)

No, Eskom did not appoint Trillian Capital Partners to source a new supplier to replace the exploded boiler at the Duhva Power Plant. There was no need to appoint any external party to assist with sourcing.

(2)(a)

Not applicable

(2)(b)

No other additional relevant detail relating to the above is applicable.

(3)(a)

None

(3)(b)

Not applicable

15 December 2016 - NW2700

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) steps are Eskom and her department taking to ensure that the financial guarantees from the Republic of Zimbabwe’s government regarding a R150 million debt owed by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) to Eskom is paid and (b) arrangements have been made by ZESA to pay the specified debt?

Reply:

(a)

  • The debt owed by ZESA to Eskom is R443 million as at 2 December 2016.
  • The financial guarantee issued by ZESA in favour of Eskom amounts to R500 million.
  • Consequently, there is no current financial exposure to Eskom.
  • Eskom is currently looking at increasing the financial guarantee to cover future power purchases.

(b)

Additional arrangements are as follows:

  • There is ongoing contact between Eskom and ZESA leadership to monitor the payments
  • There is a guarantee in place to cover the amount owed.
  • ZESA is putting in place mechanisms to address the foreign currency reserves challenge of the central bank so that they are able to meet their ongoing payment obligation.
  • ZESA has recently made a number of substantial payments for example during November up to 1 December they have paid R198.2 million.

15 December 2016 - NW2666

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether she will furnish Mr P van Dalen with copies of Eskom’s week on week energy availability factor, demand and energy reports since 1 January 2016; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

Herewith is the requested information:

WEEK START

DATE

EAF (%)

Weekly System Peak Demand (MW)

Including IOS

Weekly System Peak Demand (MW) Including IOS & IPP's

Weekly System Energy (MWh) Including IOS

Weekly System Energy (MWh) Including IOS & IPP's

2016/01/04 00:00

71.86

28531

30090

4 174 029

4 379 957

2016/01/11 00:00

71.72

29808

30551

4 366 433

4 536 181

2016/01/18 00:00

72.66

30408

31166

4 444 243

4 588 116

2016/01/25 00:00

72.36

29953

30851

4 373 779

4 575 471

2016/02/01 00:00

73.48

30534

31475

4 377 616

4 595 062

2016/02/08 00:00

73.83

30490

31466

4 447 442

4 642 052

2016/02/15 00:00

74.20

30254

31316

4 421 569

4 619 527

2016/02/22 00:00

76.54

30942

31876

4 439 988

4 632 660

2016/02/29 00:00

77.29

30607

31654

4 396 548

4 596 759

2016/03/07 00:00

72.98

30604

31699

4 367 156

4 577 630

2016/03/14 00:00

74.36

31022

31984

4 383 798

4 557 577

2016/03/21 00:00

73.49

29662

30705

4 048 077

4 242 914

2016/03/28 00:00

73.57

30431

31393

4 222 967

4 426 056

2016/04/04 00:00

74.84

32095

33194

4 325 270

4 527 750

2016/04/11 00:00

75.96

31401

32330

4 337 243

4 542 074

2016/04/18 00:00

76.41

32077

32752

4 357 402

4 544 637

2016/04/25 00:00

76.16

30495

31749

4 196 797

4 414 522

2016/05/02 00:00

77.13

31698

32645

4 255 040

4 460 191

WEEK STARTDATE

EAF (%)

Weekly System Peak Demand (MW) Including IOS

Weekly System Peak Demand (MW) Including IOS & IPP's

Weekly System System Energy (MWh) Including IOS

Weekly System System Energy (MWh) Including IOS & IPP's

2016/05/09 00:00

77.89

33126

33993

4 433 338

4 595 217

2016/05/16 00:00

79.07

33318

34172

4 426 802

4 624 752

2016/05/23 00:00

80.22

33742

34533

4 486 352

4 673 142

2016/05/30 00:00

80.76

34134

34913

4 518 664

4 683 653

2016/06/06 00:00

80.99

33738

34171

4 525 477

4 672 101

2016/06/13 00:00

80.14

33884

34679

4 510 004

4 669 556

2016/06/20 00:00

80.66

34075

34329

4 549 648

4 674 224

2016/06/27 00:00

81.91

33986

34415

4 534 536

4 694 288

2016/07/04 00:00

80.38

34470

34821

4 585 635

4 738 698

2016/07/11 00:00

79.91

34023

34523

4 542 159

4 703 847

2016/07/18 00:00

80.51

34215

34742

4 504 107

4 672 753

2016/07/25 00:00

81.95

34197

34886

4 592 703

4 757 914

2016/08/01 00:00

79.88

34239

34707

4 465 760

4 632 796

2016/08/08 00:00

78.95

33027

33455

4 348 841

4 520 367

2016/08/15 00:00

77.87

32324

32977

4 391 797

4 557 565

2016/08/22 00:00

76.24

33016

33694

4 312 300

4 513 400

2016/08/29 00:00

77.21

30950

31957

4 230 939

4 464 099

2016/09/05 00:00

75.59

31383

32293

4 338 801

4 570 880

2016/09/12 00:00

78.56

31915

32986

4 384 392

4 648 366

2016/09/19 00:00

76.29

32005

32914

4 366 970

4 621 655

2016/09/26 00:00

76.06

30589

32012

4 242 442

4 522 398

2016/10/03 00:00

72.84

30743

31692

4 296 692

4 561 854

2016/10/10 00:00

77.73

31253

32172

4 361 792

4 611 242

2016/10/17 00:00

75.45

31413

32471

4 417 529

4 644 664

2016/10/24 00:00

75.44

30296

31767

4 349 636

4 610 456

2016/10/31 00:00

74.83

30520

31909

4 349 349

4 610 022

2016/11/07 00:00

74.81

30404

31606

4 303 359

4 595 709

2016/11/14 00:00

75.20

30008

31419

4 283 228

4 560 171

12 December 2016 - NW2305

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) her department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to her were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

It must be noted internal or external forensic investigations within the State-Owned Companies that report to me mainly relate to operational matters and therefore where relevant, may fall within the ambit of the Board and/or Executives of the SOC.

In this regard, it is crucial to note that the Honourable Member’s request has to be considered against provisions of Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The Act has specific provisions that regulate disclosure of the nature of information requested hence the Honourable Member is implored to consider submitting specific PAIA application(s) with relevant authorities to access the information required.

With regard to my Department, I am aware of the following investigations that have been concluded:

No.

Details

Lodged with

Date reported

Status

1.

IT forensic investigation allegations of a possible fraudulent email

DDG: CM

29 August 2014

Investigation concluded in October 2014.

2.

Allegations of maladministration, fraud and corruption

Auditor General

12 Feb 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015.

3.

Allegations of maladministration, fraud and corruption

Public Service Commission

23 Feb 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015.

4.

Allegation related to recruitment processes:

  • Junior Technician in IT Unit
  • DD:IM
  • ASD:SPME

DPE Whistle Blowing Box

23 Oct 2015

The investigation was concluded in November 2015.

5.

Allegations of possible irregular expenditure – Photo-copiers

Acting Director-General

March 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015

6.

Allegations of irregularities with regards to bursary awards

Acting Director-General

March 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015

7.

Allegations of possible irregular expenditure - Korwe

Acting Director-General

March 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015

8.

Allegations of irregularities with regard to petty cash replenishment

Acting Director-General

March 2015

Investigation concluded in August 2015

 

07 December 2016 - NW2514

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Maynier, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) current total debt and (b) detailed breakdown of the total debt into (i) local currency denominated debt and (ii) foreign currency denominated debt of each state-owned company?

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LTD

(a)

R NIL

(b)

(i)

R NIL

 

(ii)

R NIL

DENEL SOC LTD

Rb’s

Local currency denominated debt

3 717

Foreign currency denominated debt

0

Total debt

3 717

(a)

R 3 717 000 000.00 (Three Billion Seven Hundred and Seventeen Million Rands).

(b)

(i)

R 3 717 000 000.00 (Three Billion Seven Hundred and Seventeen Million Rands).

 

(ii)

R NIL

ESKOM SOC LTD

Rb’s

Local currency denominated debt

218

Foreign currency denominated debt

115

Total debt

333

(a)

R333 000 000 000.00 (Three Hundred and Thirty Three Billion Rands).

(b)

(i)

R 218 000 000 000. 00 (Two Hundred and Eighteen Billion Rands).

 

(ii)

R 115 000 000 000.00 (One Hundred and Fifteen Billion Rands)

     

SAFCOL SOC LTD

Rm’s

Local currency denominated debt

73.138

Foreign currency denominated debt

0

Total debt

73.138

(a)

R 73 138 033.84 (Seventy Three Million One Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousands and Thirty Three Rands and Eighty Four cents).

(b)

(i)

R 73 138 033.84 (Seventy Three Million One Hundred and Thirty Eight Thousands and Thirty Three Rands and Eighty Four cents).

 

(ii)

R NIL

SA EXPRESS SOC LTD

Rm’s

Local currency denominated debt

1077

Foreign currency denominated debt

147

Total debt

1224

(a)

R 1 224 000 000. 00 (One Billion Two Hundred and Twenty Four Million Rands).

(b)

(i)

R 1 077 000 000.00 (One Billion and Seventy Seven Million Rands).

 

(ii)

R 147 000 000.00 (One Hundred and Forty Seven Million Rands).

TRANSNET SOC LTD

Rb’s

Local currency denominated debt

94.90

Foreign currency denominated debt

24.10

Total debt

119

(a)

R 119 000 000 000.00 (One Hundred and Nineteen Billion Rands).

(b)

(i)

R 94 900 000 000.00 (Ninety Four Billion Nine Hundred Million Rands).

 

(ii)

R 24 100 000 000.00 (Twenty Four Billion One Hundred Million Rands).