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25 November 2022 - NW3784

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1)What total number of (a) prisons are currently overcrowded to date and (b) projects currently exist to capacitate the specified prisons with the required resources and equipment; (2) Whether there have been any links between the overcrowding of prisons and the health deterioration of some inmates; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) How has he found did overcrowding negatively impact the human incarceration, rehabilitative and human rights imperatives of his department?


(1) Attached as Annexure A.

(2) The Department does not have any evidence suggesting a link between overcrowding of prisons and the health deterioration of inmates. Inmates are provided with primary health care services in the correctional centres based on identified health needs and clinical conditions. Where applicable, inmates are referred to external public health facilities for secondary and tertiary levels of health care.

(3) Overcrowding places limitation in terms of space in the facilities for conducting group rehabilitation programmes.

Professionals share offices in some cases and that limits the number of inmates they can consult with per day since they have to alternate and share available common office spaces.


25 November 2022 - NW3874

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Finance

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2436 on 6 July 2022, he will (a) furnish Mr W W Wessels with the data as requested in the specified question, at the available level, from the 1994-95 financial year up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) indicate what total number of individuals were reached and/or benefited in each case; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether, in cases where the data applicable to (1)(b) is not available in detail from the 1994-95 financial year to date, it will be provided on the level available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details


With respect to historical spending on the detailed areas previously requested, the National Treasury previously provided a very detailed spreadsheet on each of those areas. This spreadsheet is attached again for your information. We are somewhat uncertain from your question, what further information you are seeking. With respect to beneficiary numbers for each of these services, these data are held by the line departments responsible for each of these services, e.g. the Department of Human Settlements for the number of houses built, or the Department of Higher education and Training for the number of NSFAS beneficiaries. You will need to approach the relevant departments for this information. However, with respect to the number of social grant beneficiaries historically, we are able to provide some information, as attached in the second accompanying spreadsheet.

25 November 2022 - NW3914

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Madokwe, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) amount has Eskom invested in power generation since the start of load shedding in 2007 to date and (b) does he make of the concerns raised that Eskom has been producing less and less electricity over the years and had been requesting more funding in spite of significant investment over time?


(1)(a) Eskom spent a total of R632.9 billion (excluding capitalized interest) between the start of Financial Year (FY) 2008 (1 April 2007) and the end of FY 2021 (31 March 2021), of which R320.1 billion (50.6%) was focused on increasing installed generating capacity, at:

New stations

Return to Service (RTS) stations

1. Medupi

2. Kusile

3. Ingula

4. Sere

5. Angerlig

6. Gourikwa

1. Camden

2. Komati

3. Grootvlei

4. Arnot

During this period, total installed capacity increased by 19.9% from 43.0 Gigawatt (GW) to 51.1 GW.

The remainder of the capital spend relates to the expansion of power grids, the refurbishment of all plant and the acquisition of transport fleet, computing equipment, land, buildings, furniture, workshops, and other production equipment. During the period, over 23 000 km of transmission, distribution and reticulation voltage network was commissioned, with an excess of 96 000 transformers being installed, adding over 94 000 Megavolt-ampere (MVA) to the grid.

The annual capital expenditure grew from R23.4 billion in FY 2008 to a peak of R60 billion in FY 2017 during the peak of the generation capacity expansion programme, but subsequently returned to R24 billion in the FY 2021 period.

(b) Energy sales in the period reduced from 224.4 Terawatt-hour (TWh) in FY 2008 to 191.9 TWh in FY 2021 (an annual average contraction of 1.2%). However, the FY 2021 period was impacted by the initial stringent COVID-19 lockdowns, which saw sales decrease by 6.7% from 205.6 TWh in FY 2020 to the 191.9 TWh in FY 2021. Re-working the annual contraction to the end of FY 2020 results in an annual average contraction of 0.7%. In total, over the FY 2008 – FY 2021 period, Eskom sales amounted 3 004.4 TWh; estimated loadshedding impacts over the same period totalled 5.7 TWh (the equivalent of 0.2% of the total adjusted sales in the period).

While of significant impact to the economy, the underlying sales reduction over the period cannot be wholly attributed to the impact of loadshedding since underlying shifts to more energy efficient technologies and a shift/reduction in energy consumption across sectors because of other economic factors, also play a part.

Insofar as Eskom’s energy send out is concerned, cognisance must also be taken of the impact on the country, the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) programme had over the period. Eskom’s contribution has reduced from 95.4% of the energy needed to meet consumer demand in FY 2008 to 90.0% in FY 2021, with the IPP (introduced in FY 2011) contributing 6.0% of the supply in FY 2021 – the balance is linked to the import of energy. Finally, there must also be an appreciation that the Generation plant became 15 years older during this period.


25 November 2022 - NW3965

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Finance

Whether the National Treasury and the Department of Social Development have agreed on a comprehensive social relief package to address the growing levels of food insecurity in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?


The two departments are still engaging on this very complex policy framework given the challenges faced fiscally and the need for better economic growth. As Minister of Finance stated in the MTBPS, “Discussions on the future of the grant are on-going and involve very difficult trade-offs and financing decisions. Despite the provision made in this budget, I want to reiterate that any permanent extension or replacement will require permanent increases in revenue, reductions in spending elsewhere, or a combination of the two.”

Ongoing discussions on social relief responses involve the Department of Social Development, Presidency, Department of Employment and Labour, Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, and are exploring various options taking into account affordability, efficacy in addressing poverty, and possibilities of enabling developmental and long-term economic inclusion outcomes as opposed to focusing only on short term food provision.

DPME is coordinating some of the work assessing performance against the National Food and Nutrition Security Plan, 2018 - 2023. Assuming that 70% of social grant expenditure is spent on food, we estimated that approximately R182.1 billion was spent on food related interventions in 2021/22, as shown in Table 1 below. This includes spending on the school nutrition programme, feeding in ECD centres, clinic based nutritional support and other areas. In our view, the major problem pertaining to access to food is due to demand side factors, such as low household incomes, as opposed to supply side factors.

Table 1. Summary of food and nutrition spending

There is some evidence that child malnutrition and fatality rates from malnutrition have declined over the years (see table 12 and Figures 22 inserted in Annexure 1). There is also some indication that the substantial increase in social grants and UIF during COVID-19 gave some protection against hunger (see Figure 5).

Nevertheless, we acknowledge the pressures on households arising from substantially higher inflation. This is partly why the MTBPS indicates that the SRD 350 grant will be extended by a further year and why temporary support was given to cushion the fuel price increase. The MTBPS suggests that total non-interest expenditure will increase by R52.4 billion in 2023/24 (as compared to Budget 2022 projections). Extension of the SRD 350 grant will be by far the biggest item within this and this reflects prioritisation given to this area.


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25 November 2022 - NW4075

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he has found any misconduct on the part of any party and/or person involved with the sale of the SA Airways; if not, what were his findings in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?


No one has been found to be guilty of any misconduct with regards to the proposed sale of shares in SAA. There have been and continue to be, efforts to undermine the saving of the airline and sustain the national flag and brand.

If the negative forces succeed, some 900 jobs will be lost, the assets of the airline will be sold to competitors cheaply, and capacity will be reduced in South Africa and the traveling public will be exploited.


25 November 2022 - NW3730

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, considering that the report of the Auditor-General for the 2021-22 financial year states that one of the root causes for the lack of improved audit outcomes and the non-achievement of service delivery objectives is the inadequate monitoring of entities by accounting officers and authorities (details furnished), his department has plans in place to improve the quality of monitoring and oversight of grant management; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether his department has plans in place to build capacity and skills within the accounting officers and/or authorities in order to rectify the inadequacies in their monitoring of departmental entities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?


1. RRAMS and PRMG is managed through a Conditional Grant Framework which stipulates various responsibilities of the National Transferring Officer (NTO) and the Receiving Officer (RO). Monitoring is done quarterly and through bilaterals and intervention meetings.

There are also Roads Coordinating Body meetings of all Provinces that also help to interface with Provinces and Municipalities on performance and compliance matters.

2. RRAMS has a Capacity Human Development Provision where by the receiving authorities are at liberty to recruit requisite skills and competencies to perform the functions expected from this program.

With regards, the monitoring and oversight of Road Agencies, the capacity at Public Entity Oversight will augment the Roads Branch with highly skilled and experienced persons.

In addition, further training and development programmes will be implemented to further build capacity.

The receiving authorities have been advised to address the shortage of critical skills, which include CFOs and technically skilled personnel both at Provincial and Municipal levels. However, it is worth mentioning that it is difficult for Municipalities to keep these technical skills.

25 November 2022 - NW4125

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, in light of the lack of human resources and shortage of equipment and medicine in hospitals and clinics which limit the right to health care for many South Africans on a daily basis, his department has put any measures in place to reduce the effects that the specified challenges have had on the quality of healthcare in the Republic and its communities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details; (2) whether his department has mechanisms in place to address issues relating to (a) inadequate recruitment practices, especially in rural areas and (b) poor retention and staff mismanagement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details?


1. As part of addressing the lack of human resources in hospitals and clinics, the Department of Health has developed and published (in February 2021), a 2030 Human Resources for Health Strategy that serves as a guideline of the Human Resources Agenda for the Public Health sector at various levels of care. The 2030 HRH Strategy modelling, indicates a current shortfall of skilled health professionals in South Africa and makes a call for investing in the Health workforce to address human resources deficits and inequalities across provinces and between private and public health sectors. However, due to stringent budgets, the implementation is at a snail’s pace.

Despite available limited resources, in the public service generally, the Department has managed put measures in place to close the vacancy-rate gap for health care related posts to 12.4% and administration positions to 11.80%, respectively, as at the 30 September 2022, across all the provinces.

In relation to Medical Equipment, the department has been experiencing budget cuts over the past few years impacting negatively on issues such as maintenance of equipment and facilities. However, new interventions in the form of conditional grants have been put in place to help provinces cope with revitalisation and maintenance backlogs.

The following are some of the conditional grants that have been introduced to help with acquisition, maintenance and revitalisation of facilities inclusive of Medical Equipment and are in addition to Equitable Share granted to provinces:

a) Health Facilities Revitalisation Grant (HFRG), Managed National Health, but transferred to provinces with conditions and oversight by National Health.

b) National Tertiary Services Grant (NTSG): Managed by National Health, but transferred to provinces for equipment gaps/shortages and repairs.

c) National Health Insurance Indirect Grant (In-kind grant): Managed and implemented under National Health through implementing agents.

Other interventions include:

a) Integration of maintenance plans and Service Level Agreements within transversal contracts administered under National Treasury to help ensure functioning equipment.

b) Development of Medical Equipment Maintenance Strategic Framework within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer within National Treasury, and the related transversal Contract for Maintenance of Medical Equipment.

2. Provincial Departments of Health are implementing various plans that include the following:

  1. Annual Recruitment Plan – with prioritisation of critical posts where funding permits
  2. Utilisation of conditional grant funding where it allows for prioritisation of posts
  3. Filling of approved replacement posts
  4. Employment of health professionals on contract basis to strengthen capacity and where funding permits these contract employees are absorbed on permanent employment at the end of their contracts
  5. Awarding of bursaries yearly to internal and external candidates to study further in various disciplines where there are shortages
  6. Provision of internship and community service programme



25 November 2022 - NW4182

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister in The Presidency

Given that the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, has established the Red Tape Unit at the beginning of the year, (a) what is the definition that the specified unit uses to identify red tape and (b) does the unit enforce the use of the definition to all ministerial departments?


a) The red tape definition that the Red Tape Reduction Team in The Presidency is using at present is the following: “Red Tape can be defined as rules, regulations, and/or bureaucratic procedures and processes that are excessively complex and which impose unnecessary delay(s), inaction and/or costs that exceed their benefits, and/or is no longer effective in achieving the purpose for which they were originally created”. (Original source: Guidelines for Reducing Municipal Red Tape, 2013). The focus is specifically on red tape within government that inhibits economic growth and job creation in key areas of the economy, working with relevant role-players across government, and outside of government.

b) The Red Tape Reduction Team does not have enforcement powers but it does draw on the strategic leadership, convening and coordinating authority of The Presidency in working with departments and agencies firstly in identifying priority red tape issues and secondly in addressing them.

Thank You.

25 November 2022 - NW4046

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) was the total capital budget for Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20 (iii), 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years and (b) is the breakdown of the capital allocations in each port operated by TPT?


According to the information received from Transnet

(a)– (b)

Capital Budget Detail for the period 2018/2019 to 2021/2022











Port of Durban





Port of East London





Port of Port Elizabeth





Port of Cape Town





Port of Saldanha





Port of Richards Bay





Port of Ngqura





Head office










25 November 2022 - NW4053

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) was the budget for mental health in the past five financial years, (b) is the breakdown of the total number of (i) psychiatrists, (ii) mental health facilities and (iii) mental health awareness campaigns that are needed in his department; (2) what amount does his department need to adequately provide for the mental health needs of the Republic?


1. (a) In line with Mental Health Care Act, 2002 as well as the World Health Organization’s approach to mental health services delivery, mental health is integrated into the general health services environment from primary health care level upwards. This is because individuals with a mental health problem often have other comorbidities as well. The budget for mental health is therefore integrated into other health services budget and cannot be singled out. The only clear cut mental health budget is that of specialised psychiatric hospitals, subsidies to community based mental health services, contracted mental health services budget, Mental Health Review Boards budget and the recently allocated conditional grant for mental health. The table below depicts the budget for mental health per province in the past five financial years as provided by the provinces.







Eastern Cape

R776 812 825

R814 343 561

R842 019 615

R677 232 329

R685 291 223

Free State

R383 350 000

R373 432 000

R389 396 100

R374 545 000

R421 315 000


R270 849 000

R391 061 000

R505 703 059

R610 018 600

R664 723 555


R858 384 455

R922 424 520

R965 369 481

R1 002 502 520

R954 083 000


R517 009 000

R547 850 000

R567 535 000

R584 614 000

R611 386 000


R48 693 000

R53 692 707

R59 510 701

R65 118 946

R78 647 305

Northern Cape

R54 871 000

R85 205 000

R108 547 000

R119 510 000

R127 371 000

North West

R482 452 366

R506 307 086

R503 906 430

R542 408 696

R602 446 383

Western Cape

Figure not provided

R921 445 000

R984 102 000

R992 619 000

R1 042 290 000



R4 625 760 874

R4 926 089 386

R4 968 569 091

R5 189 492 466

(b)(i) The Department of Health’s Norms for Severe Psychiatric Conditions require a minimum of:

  • 1x psychiatrist for acute inpatient mental health services per 100 000 fifteen (15) years and older population.
  • 0.1x psychiatrist for medium to long stay inpatient mental health care per 100 000 fifteen (15) years and older population.
  • 0.25xpsychiatrists for ambulatory mental health services per 100 000 fifteen (15) years and older population.

In terms of the 2022 midterm population estimates the population of 15

years and older is 43 593 223.

In line with these norms that are based on the World Health Organisation model for mental health human resources, an estimated minimum number of psychiatrists required to service the 43 592 223 South Africa population of fifteen (15) years and older is 589.

There are no norms to estimate the number of psychiatrists needed for the below 15 years old population.

According to the Health Profession’s Council of South Africa registers, South Africa has 930 psychiatrists.

(ii) The Norms for Severe Psychiatric Conditions measure the mental health service needs through the number of beds required as opposed to number of mental health facilities. In terms of the norms, a population of 100 000 fifteen (15) years and older population require an estimated minimum of 28 beds for acute mental illness, 10 medium to long stay beds and 20 beds for community based residential mental health services. In this regard, the 43 592 223 fifteen (15) years and older South African population require an estimated minimum total of 25 283 mental health beds:

  • 12 206 beds for acute mental illness
  • 4359 medium to long stay mental health beds
  • 8718 community based residential mental health beds

According to the latest available statistics obtained from provinces South Africa has 19752 mental health beds.

(iii) Campaigning for increased awareness with regard to prevention of mental illness (adopting a healthy lifestyle), early detection and how to access mental health services when needed is a continuous process. The National Department and provincial health departments are currently doing so through door-to-door campaigns, pop-up stalls at events and in malls, community events, group and one-on-one counselling at health facilities, community radio slots and print media. These campaigns also focus on combating stigma that is associated with mental illness.

(2) Budgeting for health and other government services depends on the available resources. The World Health Organization recommends that countries allocate a minimum of between 5% and 10% of the country’s total health budget to mental health. The current estimates indicate that South Africa is spending 5% of its total health budget on mental health.



25 November 2022 - NW4022

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, following reports that the current nursing shortage in public health care stands at 1 nurse per 218 patients, his department will form a partnership with Temporary Employment Services (TES) in terms of (a) training nurses and (b) induction courses; if not, why not; if so, by what date will this commence; (2) (a) what medical training will TES offer and (b) has the training been accredited; (3) (a) how is TES funded and (b)(i) what percentage of nurses are they able to train and (ii) at what total cost; (4) what training will be prioritised in terms of the agreements?


1. (a) The National Department does not have any agreement with Temporary Employment Services (TES) in terms of the training of nurses. The Department does not form partnerships with labour brokers or agencies for the training of nurses.

Prospective providers for Nursing Education programmes have to register with Department of Higher Education and need to apply for accreditation from the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Applications are done per programme leading to registration in any of the prescribed categories of nursing according to the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No 33 of 2005). The SANC accredits nursing education institutions and programmes in terms of professional integrity, standards of education, clinical training and placement in appropriate health facilities. SANC also consider whether programmes demonstrate relevance, responding to a specific population’s health service needs. The CHE accredit programmes based on the academic standards of Higher Education.

(b) Induction is done by the health establishment for every cohort of new recruits, focussing on, amongst other subjects, national-, provincial-, and the health establishment’s policies. Health professionals are additionally inducted on the health establishment’s standard operating procedures for the professional group. This function cannot be outsourced, as it forms an integral part of orientation of new employees to a workplace and is seen as letting new employees feel welcome and appreciated by their employers.

2. (a) The National Department of Health has no plans to utilize TES for medical training. Medical training is the exclusive domain of medical schools.

(b) The Department has not established the accreditation status of the TES training programmes

(3)(a), (b) (i), (ii) See reply to (1) (a) here above.



25 November 2022 - NW3936

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)What (a) number of bursary programmes does his department run annually, (b) is the (i) total monetary value and (ii) breakdown of all programmes, (c) number of persons receive bursaries from his department annually and (d) total amount has his department lost because of the irregularities in the allocation of the specified bursaries; (2) whether any officials of his department have been suspended, disciplined and/or dismissed from his department because of the alleged irregularities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details with regard to the (a) number of the officials who were suspended, disciplined and/or dismissed from his department, (b) date on which they were suspended, disciplined and/or dismissed, (c) positions of the officials against whom the steps were taken and (d) number of persons who have been found to have benefited irregularly from the bursaries and how they allegedly benefited irregularly; (3) whether any officials of his department have been suspended, disciplined or dismissed from his department because of the irregularities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details with regard to the number and the positions of the officials?


(1. a) The National Department of Health has one Corporate Bursary Programme which targets only employees of the National Department of Health and its satellite offices.

(b) (i) The funding allocation for audited years:

Audited Year










The department has only 1 Corporate Service Bursary programme.

(c) Employees who received bursaries are as follows:

Audited Year

Number of beneficiaries






The Study Assistance Committee is finalizing the adjudication process

(d) The department did not encounter any irregularity for the audited financial years and as such did not lose any money. The programme is audited on a regular basis and no findings were flagged during the audited financial years.

(2) (a) there are no officials that were suspended, disciplined and/or dismissed because there has not been any reported irregularly in relation to the bursaries offered by the National Department of Health.

(b) based on the response in part (a) above, the question is therefore not applicable

(c) based on the response in part (a) above, the question is therefore not applicable

(d) based on the response in part (a) above, the question is therefore not applicable

(3) There are no officials that were suspended, disciplined and/or dismissed because there has not been any reported irregularly in relation to the bursaries offered by the National Department of Health



25 November 2022 - NW4044

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total (a) percentage and (b) monetary value of capital under-expenditure by the Transnet National Port Authority in the Port of (i) Richards Bay, (ii) Durban, (iii) East London, (iv) Ngqura, (v) Port Elizabeth, (vi) Mossel Bay, (vii) Cape Town and (viii) Saldanha Bay in each of the past four financial years?


According to the information received from Transnet

(a)– (b)

The total percentage and monetary value of capital under-expenditure by Transnet National Ports Authority in the past four (4) financial years, i.e., 2018/19 to 2021/22 has been 32%, translating into R 9 696 million under-expenditure. The proportion of the capital under-expenditure (both in monetary and percentages) per port and/or business unit is as shown in Table 1 on the following page.

Table 1: Under/ over-expenditure


Port/ BU

Under/ Over -expenditure

Under/ Over -expenditure

Under/ Over -expenditure

Under/ Over -expenditure

Under/ Over -expenditure
Over past 4 Years



- R 219m

- R 144m

- R 278m

- R 100m

R 1,883m









- R 305m

- R 905m

- R 317m

R 736m

- R 2,036m









- R 83m

- R 23m

- R 28m

R 56m

- R 429m









- R 245m

R 227m

- R 182m

- R 245m

- R 390m









- R 30m

- R 31m

- R 25m

R 22m

- R 362m









- R 27m

- R 10m

R 0m

- R 3m

- R 110m









- R 119m

- R 26m

- R 146m

R 148m

- R 844m









- R 243m

R 7m

- R 275m

- R 107m

- R 1,326m









- R 356m

- R 340m

- R 178m

- R 369m

- R 1,578m

  • 88%
  • 100%
  • 99%
  • 99%
  • 50%


- R 63m

R 149m

- R 54m

- R 119m

- R 426m

  • 34%


  • 52%
  • 38%
  • 20%


- R 40m

- R 13m

- R 21m

- R 40m

- R 312m

  • 76%
  • 32%
  • 71%
  • 62%
  • 51%

Grand Total Under-expenditure

- R 1,732m

- R 1,108m

- R 1,503m

- R 22m

- R 9,696m

  • 66%
  • 41%
  • 69%
  • 1%
  • 32%

NB – All negative amounts and percentages denote under-expenditure.


25 November 2022 - NW4291

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

In light of the fact that Transnet assisted Saldanha Bay harbour to upgrade their status as an entry harbour for passenger ships and/or cruise liners from 1 November 2022, what facilities will be (a) built and (b) upgraded to accommodate (i) customs and (ii) passengers getting off the specified ships for tourism activities?


According to the information received from Transnet:

a) An assessment was done by the Department of Transport, the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration Department) and the TNPA, and agreement was reached that there is currently no need for new infrastructure. Thus,

  1. No new customs facilities will be built; and
  2. No new infrastructure will be built to allow passengers to get off the specified ships for tourism facilities.

b) A few requirements were identified for the Port of Saldanha to attain Port of Entry Status. The requirements included identifying a suitable site and a housing facility to accommodate the relevant government departments; as well as an area to process the arriving passengers.

(i) The site identified and allocated for the Government Departments already has a housing facility equipped with running water, electricity, and connectivity. The identified housing facility is currently leased to the Department of Public Works on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration Department). The assessing team has confirmed that the site meets the requirements from the TNPA for Port of Entry Status. Upgrades will only be undertaken as and when required.

ii) A temporary passenger facility will be erected as and when there is a need. Three sites have been identified for such erection and processing. As and when the demand proves necessary for permanent infrastructure development, new infrastructure will be developed to process passenger arrivals.


25 November 2022 - NW4042

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Chetty, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) was the total revenue for the Transnet National Ports Authority in each of the past four financial years and (b) proportion of revenue emanated from the Port of (i) Richards Bay, (ii) Durban, (iii) East London, (iv) Ngqura, (v) Port Elizabeth, (vi) Mossel Bay, (vii) Cape Town and (viii) Saldanha Bay?


According to the information received from Transnet

(a) and (b):

The table below shows Transnet National Ports Authority’s total revenue for the past four financial years from FY 2018/19 to FY 2021/22, as well as revenue contributions per port.