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06 June 2016 - NW1555

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

 

(a)

(i)

DPE

R 2 326 000.00

   

(ii)

Alexkor

R 545 825.40

     

Denel

R 1 660 410.65

     

Eskom

R 54 016 282.81

     

SAFCOL

R 172 873.00

     

SAX

R 1 159 118.00

     

Transnet

R 47 991 571.86

         
 

(b)

(i)

DPE

R 2 379 000.00

   

(ii)

Alexkor

R 115 000.00

     

Denel

R 3 000 000.00

     

Eskom

R 67 000 000.00

     

SAFCOL

R 3 500 000.00

     

SAX

R 4 800 00000

     

Transnet

R 43 333 820.82

 

06 June 2016 - NW1520

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether her department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (I) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) 2013-14 None

(ii) 2014-15 None

(iii) 2015-16 None

(b) The Department of Public Enterprises has never been approached by
any political party for any form of funding.

2. (a) (i) 2013-14: None

(ii) 2014-15: None

(iii) 2015-16: None

(b) The position of Department of Public Enterprises with regards to political
party funding is aligned to the National Treasury prescripts which
prohibits the funding of political parties from the fiscus.

 

06 June 2016 - NW1486

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to her reply to question 942 on 6 May 2016 and in pursuance of her constitutional obligation as outlined by section 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which states that members of the Cabinet are accountable collectively and individually to Parliament for the performance of their functions, has (a) she and/or (b) her Deputy Minister ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

The duties of Ministers and Deputy Ministers are outlined in the Ministerial Handbook.

25 May 2016 - NW1342

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a) How many residents are receiving electricity from Eskom in each suburb of Soweto, Gauteng, and (b) how many of these residents are paying for the services rendered by Eskom; (2) whether there are any plans to waive debts owed by residents of Soweto to Eskom for services rendered; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any agreements have been signed with the City of Johannesburg to take over the supply of electricity to Soweto through City Power; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) 180 000 customers receive electricity from Eskom in Soweto, however, this translates into more residents which Eskom is not in a position to quantify (as more people reside in a given home). Eskom keeps customer data per customer category and network, and it would take a while for this to be provided per suburb.

(b) Of the 180 000 customers, our current payment levels are at 48% average for the current financial year to date, compared to an average of 40% in the previous financial year. Eskom has replaced 40 000 old meters of which 18 000 customers are on prepaid already and buying electricity and the balance is being converted to prepaid daily. The programme of installing the meters is continuing and plans are to convert all customers to prepaid within five years.

(2) Yes, Eskom has an incentive programme in place where customers converted to prepaid meters are monitored over a period of three years to establish if the behaviour of buying electricity becomes entrenched. Writing off the historical debt is considered if good behaviour is sustained during the monitoring period. Each customer is dealt with on an individual basis.

(3) No. There are no agreements in place for the City of JHB to take over Eskom Soweto supply areas. Eskom works very closely with the Municipality to address the issue of non-payment and the rolling out of the prepaid meters. Engagements with the community are conducted with the support of the leadership of the Municipality and alignment on issues such as dealing with the poor and debt issues are continuously discussed and agreed upon.

 

25 May 2016 - NW1461

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)    Whether Mr S.Shane was appointed as a director and chairperson of Transnet’s Board of Directors; if so, (a) why was he appointed to the specified positions, (b) what are the qualifications that make the specified person suitable for apppointment to the specified positions, (c) what process was followed for appointing the specified person to the specified positions and (d) whether the specified person’s connection to the Gupta family played any part in the appointment; (2) Whether the specified person is a trustee and chairperson of the board of trustees of the Transnet Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund; if so, (a) why was the specified person appointed to the specified positions, (b) what are the qualifications that make the specified person suitable for appointment to the specified positions, (c) what process was followed in appointing the specified person to the specified positions and (d) whether the specified person’s connection with the Gupta family played any part in the appointment?

Reply:

(1). Mr Stanley David Shane was appointed to the Transnet Board on 14 December 2014 as a Non-Executive Director, on a three year term, subject to annual review. Mr Shane is not appointed as Chairperson of the Board, nor has he acted in the position to date. In terms of Board Committee membership, Mr Shane serves as member and Chairperson of the Board’s Acquisition and Disposal’s Committee, and member of the Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee.

(a) Mr Shane possesses financial and economic competencies and business acumen.

(b) Mr Shane holds a B.Com degree (Finance) from the University of Witwatersrand obtained in 1993, completed the Regulatory Examinations at the Financial Services Board in 2012 and has been a Member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers since 1996. He has extensive experience in Investment Banking, capital raising, insurance and structuring.

(c) The appointment of Board members is regulated by the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) of each State Owned Company and is the purview of the Shareholder Representative, after consultation with Cabinet. The Department is guided by a board appointment methodology which sets out the process of sourcing potential candidates for the appointment to Boards. Persons are found to be suitable by virtue of their qualifications, expertise, skills and experience.

(d) It is not known what connection Mr Shane has to the Gupta family, nor was this the reason for his appointment to the Transnet Board.

(2) Yes, he is a Trustee and the Chairperson of the Boards of Trustees of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund and Transport Pension Fund.

(a) His academic qualifications and experience in economics and investment banking made him suitable for appointment.

(b) See 2(a) above.

(c) He was appointed by the Board of Transnet which is normal practice when Employer Trustees are appointed to these two Funds.

(d) The appointment is based on academic qualifications, experience and ability.

 

20 May 2016 - NW1203

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     (a) On what grounds was the contract of employment of a suspended Chief Executive Officer (Mr Riaz Saloojee) terminated on or around 14 April 2016 and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard; (2) whether any investigation into the specified person’s suspension was conducted; if not, why not; if so, what are the detailed outcomes of the specified investigation?

Reply:

(1) (a) The contract of employment of the Chief Executive Officer was due to terminate on 31 January 2017. The Board decided to bring forward the termination date and pay out the balance of the contract. The decision was precipitated by the fact that the relationship between the Board and CEO was irreconcilable and had irretrievably broken down.

(b) None

(2) Yes, there was an investigation. I am not in a position to share the results of the investigation as there are disciplinary hearings involving other employees unfolding and at this stage there is a likelihood of further legal action.

20 May 2016 - NW1458

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) How many (i) Chief Executive Officers and (ii) Chief Financial Officers has the SA Airways (SAA) had since 1 January 2005, (b) who are the persons in each case, (c) what is the date on which each specified person (i) assumed duty and (ii) left duty, (d) what is/are the reason/reasons that each specified person left the service of the SAA, (e) (i) which persons did not complete their periods of service and (ii) what was/were the reason/reasons in this regard, (f) what was the remuneration package of each specified person, (g) what remuneration did each specified person receive upon leaving each post and (h) what was the reason that each specified person received the specified remuneration?

Reply:

SAA currently reports to National Treasury. The Honorable Member is advised to direct his question to the Minister Finance.

 

20 May 2016 - NW1259

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     Whether, with reference to the unveiling of a new arms factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 27 March 2016 in partnership with South Africa, (a) the National Treasury and/or (b) Parliament were advised of the new arms merger between Denel SOC Ltd and the Saudi Military Industries Corporation; if not, why not, in each case; if so, on which dates in each case; (2) whether (a) she and/or (b) Denel SOC Ltd (i) notified and/or (ii) consulted the SA National Defence Force for recommendations prior to the specified merger; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) which countries will use the armaments produced by the specified factory, (b) how much money was put forward by South Africa towards this merger and (c) what is the estimated financial return that this merger will generate?

Reply:

 

1. (a)(b) No merger or any kind of joint venture has been formed between Denel SOC Ltd, its subsidiaries or associated companies and the Military Industries Corporation (MIC) in relation to the new arms factory in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Pty) Ltd, an associate of Denel, has designed and built the plant on a turnkey solution basis, as part of the supplier customer transaction arrangement. Therefore, there was no need to either inform or seek approval from Government or Parliament.

   
 

2. (a)(b)(i)(ii) As indicated above in (1)(a) and (b), there was no requirement to notify or consult the SANDF.

 
 

3 (a) Denel is not privy to the information.

 

    (b) No funds from South Africa were put into the project.

 

    (c) See (1) and (2) above.

19 May 2016 - NW1085

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Has any of her senior officials met with certain persons (Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Rajesh Gupta and Duduzane Zuma) during the period 1 January 2009 up to 31 December 2015 and (b) Has any of the entities reporting to her awarded any contracts to Sahara Holdings, Comair, Oakbay Investmnets, Islandsite Investments, Afripalm Horizons Stakes, The New Age Media, JIC Mining Services and Vusiwe Media in the specified period; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) is the amount of each specified contract?

Reply:

(a) Since my appointment to date as the Minister of Public Enterprises by the President, I have not officially tasked, directed or instructed directly or indirectly any of the officials in the Department of Public Enterprises to meet with any of the individuals mentioned in the question.

(b) The awarding of contracts between our State Owned Companies (SOCs) and different companies, the nature of these contracts, and the contractual relationships between SOCs and different companies are commercially sensitive.

 

11 May 2016 - NW1204

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)  What amount is the subcontract for cutting steel for 238 Badger vehicles awarded by Denel to a certain company (VR Lazer) worth; 2) did she approve the subcontract; if not, (a) why not and (b) who approved the subcontract; if so, why was it approved?

Reply:

(1) The orders placed on VR Laser as of 29 April 2016 on the Badger vehicle programme amount to R236 646 034.

(2) I do not approve sub-contracts

 (a) Awarding of contracts is a business operational matter within the mandate of Management and the Board of Directors, depending on Delegations of Authority.

(b) Management awarded the contract in line with Denel’s procurement prescripts. The contract was awarded to VR Lazer as it presented the best value proposition to Denel for the services required.

 

10 May 2016 - NW1298

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether a certain person (name furnished) (a) was and/or (b) still is on the SA Airways no-fly list; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

As the Honorable Member is aware, SAA currently reports to National Treasury. The Honorable Member is thus advised to redirect his question to the Minister Finance.

 

10 May 2016 - NW1220

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether the catering contracts (R1.4 billion accrodng to media reports) that were awarded by Eskom to Lephalale Site Services and RoyalMnandi Duduza to ensure that Medupi and Kusile workers were adequately fed are still in place; (2) what is the total number of employees that the specified contracts feed; (3) when will the specified contracts terminate; (4) what is the current total costs of these contracts to Eskom?

Reply:

1. Yes

2. Note that these numbers vary on a daily basis depending on contract mobilization or demobilization:

  • Medupi: 6 995 employees
  • Kusile: 12 951 employees

3. Medupi: 31 January 2017

Kusile: 30 September 2018

4. Medupi R221 046 709.94 excluding VAT (Contract concluded value)

R109 569 792.75 excluding VAT (Contract value spent to date)

Kusile R639 193 482.00 excluding VAT (Contract concluded value) R354 822 598.00 excluding VAT (Contract value spent to date)

 

Ms. Lynne Brown, MP

Minister of Public Enterprises

Date:

10 May 2016 - NW1202

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the total cost of maintenance backlog accumulated at the (a) Medupi and (b) Kusile power stations since construction started at the specified stations; (2) what is the line item breakdown of cost overruns incurred at the (a) Medupi and (b) Kusile power stations (i) including capitalised interest, (ii) excluding interest and (iii) only construction overruns? NW1342E

Reply:

(1)(a) Medupi power station units 1-5 are not yet in operation, therefore there is no cost of accumulated maintenance backlog. Unit 6 is in operation and there is no maintenance backlog.

(1)(b) Kusile power station is not yet in operation, therefore there is no cost of accumulated maintenance backlog.

(2)(a)(i) & (ii) Medupi Power Station Project cost make up is R 134.20 billion including capitalised interest. The key cost components are: Total Value of Packages, Owner’s Development Cost, Escalation, Cost of Cover, Contingencies and Rate of Exchange Adjustment as indicated below:

Cost to completion component

R’billion

Total value of construction packages

74.15

Owners Development Cost (ODC)

11.19

Escalation

12.69

Cost of Cover

3.97

Contingencies

3.00

Total project cost (excluding interest during construction)

105.00

Interest during construction

29.20

Total project cost (including interest during construction)

134.20

(2)(a)(iii) Medupi Construction cost escalations are currently going through the Eskom governance process.

(2)(b)(i) & (ii) Kusile Power Station Project cost make up is R 167.20 billion including capitalised interest. The key cost components are: Total Value of Packages, Owner’s Development Cost, Escalation, Cost of Cover, Contingencies and Rate of Exchange Adjustment as indicated below:

Cost to completion component

R’billion

Total value of construction packages

66.9

Owners Development Cost (ODC)

12.9

Escalation

22.7

Cost of Cover

5.6

Contingencies

10.4

Total project cost (excluding interest during construction)

118.5

Interest during construction

48.7

Total project cost (including interest during construction)

167.2

(2)(b)(iii) Kusile construction cost escalations are currently going through the Eskom governance process.

10 May 2016 - NW1157

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a)How many trustees of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund respectively are required to be present in order to form a quorum and (b) whether a requirement exists that any of the elected pensioner-trustees also need to be present in order to constitute a quorum; if so, (2) whether (a) a decision was taken recently by the board not to pay a bonus to pensioners in April and (b) any of the elected pensioner-trustees was present at the meeting where the specified decision was taken; if not, (i) why decisions can be taken when the elected pensioner-trustees are not present and (ii) how this agrees with the principles of transparency, representivity and democracy in the two specified pension funds; (3) (a) what is the reason for the decision not to pay bonuses in April and (b) when will the bonuses actually be paid; (4) (a) what are the names of such pensioner-trustees and (b) did each of the persons vote in favour of or against the decision; (5) with reference to her reply to question 732 on 11 April 2016, what is the official current surplus in each fund

Reply:

1. (a) The Rules of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund provide that the majority of the Trustees be present to form a quorum.

(1) (b) There is no further requirement for the constitution of a quorum other than the majority of Trustees be present.

2. (a) No decision was taken not to pay a bonus in April. A proposal was prepared for approval by the Boards of Trustees, however, the pensioner trustees did not approve the resolution and queried the proposed bonus. This required additional calculations and reports to be prepared by the actuary, as well as a further resolution for approval, which delayed the submission of a proposed bonus for approval to the Transnet Board of Directors.

(b) As no such decision was taken, the question is not applicable.

(3) (a) As no such decision was taken, the question is not applicable.

(b) The ad hoc bonuses proposed by the Board of Trustees of the Transport Pension Fund: Transnet Sub Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund may be paid after the necessary governance process has concluded, with the final approval by the Transnet Board of Directors.

(4) (a) As no such decision was taken, the question is not applicable.

(b) As no such decision was taken, the question is not applicable.

(5) The Transport Pension Fund surplus per the latest actuarial valuation report as at 31 March 2015 was R3 644 million. The Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund surplus per the latest actuarial valuation report as at 31 March 2015 was R3 145 million.

 

10 May 2016 - NW1156

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)When the changes in the 2%- rule, which limit the annual pension fund increases of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund to 2%, will be approved by her and the Minister of Finance, (b) what steps need to be taken in order to implement the changes and (c) what is the nature of the changes in the rule?

Reply:

(a) The matter is still in progress and engagements in respect of the proposed rule amendments are currently underway. The process will be finalised as soon as consultation between the relevant parties have been completed.

(b) Once the issues surrounding the proposed amendments have been resolved and the rule amendments are approved by me, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, they can be immediately implemented by the Transport Pension Fund: Transnet Sub Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund in line with their governance processes.

(c) In terms of the proposed amendment to the Special Rules of the Transport Pension Fund: Transnet Sub Fund and the Rules of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund provision will be made for the granting of additional pension increases (over and above the statutory 2%) from time to time, subject to affordability, certification by the relevant Fund’s actuary and approval by the Employer.

 

10 May 2016 - NW1144

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Which are the other companies, apart from a certain company (Regiments), that participated in the tender process for making investments on behalf of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund and the Transport Pension Fund; (2) What was the motivation for appointing the specified company; (3) What are the specified company’s relevant background and achievement that make the company the most suitable entity for making investments on behalf of the specified pension funds?

Reply:

  1. The companies that participated in the tender process were Regiments, Old Mutual and Colourfields.
  2. The Board of Trustees appointed Regiments based on the outcome of the technical evaluation process during the tender process.
  3. The company’s background and achievements were evaluated and scored during the tender process conducted by a technical task team consisting of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Principal Officer, Trustee, Actuary, Investment Consultant and a Transnet Representative.
  4. The appointment of the specified company was based, inter alia, on the fact that they are well established as a financial company managing this specific type of liability-driven mandate and the team executing the mandate are all experts in their field. In addition, during the due diligence process carried out by the technical team, their risk management structure and practices were found to be compliant with industry standards.

 

06 May 2016 - NW942

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Has (a) she and/or (b) her Deputy Minister ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

(a)(b) (i)(aa)(bb)(cc)(ii)aa)(bb)(aaa)(bbb)(ccc) The duties of Ministers and Deputy Ministers are outlined in the Ministerial Handbook.

06 May 2016 - NW910

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     Has she earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since her appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did she earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) Whether her (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through her appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work? NW1036E

Reply:

  1. (a)(b)(c)(d) The Member is referred to the Parliamentary process where Members annually declare their interests.
  2. (a)(b)(c) (i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The lives of family members of the Executive are not regulated by the Ministerial Handbook or any act of Parliament.

04 May 2016 - NW1037

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the impending grain imports as a result of the current drought in the country, and assurances by her department given in the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises that all ports were ready to receive the grain imports, (a) what is (i) her department and (ii) Transnet doing to ensure that each port is ready for the massive expected influx of grain imports, (b) how many ships carrying grain are expected to dock at each of the ports, (c) which ports will be used and (d) what is the capacity of each port to accommodate the (i) ships and (ii) grain.

Reply:

(1) (a) Transnet has formed a working group represented by Transnet National Ports Authority (“TNPA”), Transnet Port Terminals (“TPT”) and Transnet Freight Rail (“TFR”) in ensuring that any challenges that may ensue are addressed by all affected operating divisions to ensure an efficient, effective and consistent safe operation. The import programme is coordinated by Grain South Africa’s Logistics and Planning Committee (SACOTA) and comprises of representatives from all the ports, railways, traders, silo owners and millers.

(b) The total number will be driven by the commercial agreements between the shippping lines and the cargo owners. In terms of berth availability, vessels will be allocated berths according to vessels length, parcel size, draft, method of handling and safety considerations.

(c) The ports that have the capacity to handle grain are listed as follows :

  • Port of Durban,
  • Port of Cape Town,
  • Port of East London, and
  • Port of Port Elizabeth

(d) (i) Ships

PORTS

AVAILABLE BERTHS

East London

2 Berths (T & S berth)

Port Elizabeth

4 Berths (Berth 8,9,10,11)

Cape Town

3 Berths (Multi-Purpose Terminal)

 

3 Berths (Fruit Purpose Terminal

Durban

3 Berths (Island View, Maydon Wharf, Maydon Wharf)

(ii) Grain

PORTS

CAPACITY (tons)

East London

1,344,000

Port Elizabeth

1,344,000

Cape Town

2,016,000

Durban (Agriport, SABT)

2,016,000

 

3,360,000

 

2,016,000

 

04 May 2016 - NW1039

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to her reply to question 855 on 13 April 2015, does the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) choir still exist; if so, (a) is it paid for by the SABC and (b) how much was budgeted for the specified choir in the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years; (2) does the choir still sing songs about the SABC Chief Operations Officer, Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, during staff meetings if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the words of the songs that the choir sings?

Reply:

I have not responded to question 855 on 13 April 2015 as no such question was not posed to me as it does not fall within the scope of the Department of Public Enterprises.

04 May 2016 - NW867

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether Eskom previously (a) purchased software from or (b) licensed software with Microsoft; if so, (i) what was the purpose of the purchasing of the software, (ii) whether it was taken into use, (iii) when it was taken into use, (iv) whether it is still being used and (v) what are the further relevant particulars; (2)(a) which purchase process was used for the previous software and (b) whether this complied with all the legal requirements; if so, what are the further relevant particulars?

Reply:

(1) (a) Eskom purchased software from Microsoft through a contract which followed Eskom’s commercial process.

(b) Yes, all purchased software is licensed.

(b) (i) The purpose of purchasing Microsoft software was based on the following factors:

  • To meet Eskom business requirements
  • Mitigate desktop risk on Office and Operating Systems.
  • To implement a best of suite strategy to lower the operational cost in terms of license expense
  • Support resource cost across Desktop, Messaging, Security
  • Ensure the Management and Windows Server Towers.

(b) (ii) Yes, the software is being used by the entire Organisation.

(b) (iii) A contract was entered into between Eskom and Microsoft in July 2010 prior to this Eskom purchased products including Microsoft software from third party suppliers.

(b) (iv) Yes, Eskom only maintains Microsoft Software that is in current use.

(b) (v) Eskom’s current contract with Microsoft is due to expire on 29 May 2016. A commercial process is currently underway for the renewal of the support and maintenance of the current contract. It must be noted that the bulk of this renewal is to maintain the current investment and ensure adequate maintenance and support.

(2) (a) Eskom’s commercial process which forms part of Eskom’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Policy and Procedure was followed. The commercial process that was followed is in alignment with Eskom’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Policy and Procedure and Public Finance Management Act.

(b) Yes, Eskom’s process followed regarding the Microsoft transaction satisfied all prescribed legal requirements. The details are that the commercial process which is provided for in Eskom’s supply chain policies is aligned to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA).

11 April 2016 - NW846

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to the deal between Eskom and Exxaro-owned Arnot Colliery to supply coal to the Arnot Power Station, (a) what grade of coal was (i) contracted for and (ii) actually received by Eskom, (b) at what price, and (c) why was the contract cancelled; (2)with reference to the current deal between Eskom and Optimum Colliery to supply coal to the specified power station, (a) what grade of coal (i) was contracted for and (ii) is actually being received by Eskom, (b) at what price and (c) why is it suitable for use by Arnot Power Station?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)

  • Calorific value (moisture free): 24,3 Mj/kg (base value) and between 23,3 and 25,4 Mj/kg
  • Total moisture: 7,0 – 9,0% (range) and between 7,0 and 9,0%
  • Ash content (moisture free): 23,0% (base value) and between 17,0 and 31,0%
  • Volatile content (moisture free): 24,0% (base value) and between 21,0 and 29,0%
  • Abrasiveness index: 375 mg Fe (base value) and between 325 and 425 mg Fe

(ii) The coal received by Eskom was within the contractual specifications range as per (i) above.

(b) The price of coal paid by Eskom at the expiry of the Agreement was R944.61/ton.

(c) The contract was not cancelled but expired on 31 December 2015.

(2)(a)(i) The coal contracted for Arnot Power Station is a better quality specification compared to the Arnot expired contract and is as follows:

Quality parameter

Unit

Quality Expected

Quality Specifications

Quality Rejection Limit

Measurement basis

Calorific Value

MJ/kg

24.0

≥22.5

<22.5

Air Dried

Total Moisture

%

8

≤9.0

>9.0

As Received

Inherent Moisture

%

4.1

 

 

As Received

Ash

%

20.2

≤24.3

>24.3

Air Dried

Abrasive Index (Eskom Mining House Method)

mgFe/4kg

<450

<450

>450

Air Dried

Sulphur

%

1.19

≤1.19

>1.19

Air Dried

Volatiles

%

21.7

≥19.5

<19.5

Air Dried

AFT (Initial deformation)

ºC

1380

>1380

<1380

N / A

Sizing: (cumulatve) %

     

 

N / A

 

+60mm

0

0

>0

 
 

+50mm

-6.35mm

5

50

5

50

>5

>50

 
 

-3.35mm

30

30

>30

 
 

-1mm

15

15

>15

 

(ii) The coal received by Eskom is within the contractual specifications as per (i) above.

(b) The contractual price is R470/ton to Arnot Power Station.

(c) The coal is suitable for Arnot Power Station as it meets the quality specification for the station.

11 April 2016 - NW732

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Why has the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF) and the Transport Pension Fund only paid out a bonus of 8.33% in December 2015 while the fund, in particular the TSDBF, had a surplus of R3,9 billion and actuaries indicated that a 10% bonus was affordable; (2) Why has the next bonus, which is payable in the middle of 2016, been limited to 8.33% despite the affordability of a 10% bonus; (3) Whether a certain investment firm (name furnished) currently has any links with the specified pension funds; if so, what is (a) the nature, (b) the extent thereof and (c) reason was the specified firm appointed?

Reply:

1. The surplus is based on an actuarial valuation of a guaranteed statutory increase of 2% per annum, as the bonuses are not guaranteed.

While the actuary had indicated that a 10% bonus was affordable the actuarial surplus would reduce to a very insignificant amount or to nil should a CPI linked pension increase (in addition to the statutory increase of 2% per annum) be implemented in future together with a 13th cheque. To improve the affordability of implementing such an increase policy, the Board of Trustees resolved to pay a 13th cheque (8.33%) as per the practice of the Board of Trustees since 2010.

2. The Board of Trustees has not taken a resolution proposing payment of a further bonus in 2016.

3. (a) The firm was appointed by the Board of Trustees to implement a Liability

Driven Investment mandate with the objective to enhance investment returns;

(b) An amount of R 9 billion was allocated by the Board of Trustees; and

(c) The firm was appointed by the Board of Trustees based on the outcome of a

tender process.

 

11 April 2016 - NW734

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether Eskom (a) is currently engaged in conversation with Microsoft or (b) has already contracted with Microsoft for the (i) purchasing or (ii) licensing of software to the value of R500 million or any other amount;  if so, (aa) what is the purpose of the purchasing of the software, (bb) when this will be taken into use, (cc) which purchasing process was followed and (dd) what are the further relevant particulars; (2)  whether the purchase process meets all the legal requirements; if so, what are the relevant particulars; (3) why open source software was not considered in this case? (2) whether the purchase process meets all the legal requirements; if so, what are the relevant particulars; (3) why open source software was not considered in this case? NW850E

Reply:

(1)(a) Eskom is in constant interaction with various suppliers for the required goods and services. This interaction includes Microsoft.

(b)(i) Eskom currently has an existing contract that is due to expire on 29 May 2016. A commercial process is currently underway for the renewal of the support and maintenance of the current contract. It must be noted that the bulk of this renewal is to maintain the current investment and ensure adequate maintenance and support of software.

(ii) The current contract with Microsoft expires on 29th May 2016. Please note that price is a confidential matter.

(aa) The current commercial process is to do the renewal of licences, subscription and maintenance.

(bb) The software is already in use as per the existing contract, except for the additional licenses. The additional licence is for functionality requirements from the business aligned to the digitisation strategy which will be deployed via approved projects once contract is approved.

(cc) Eskom’s commercial process which forms part of Eskom’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Policy and Procedure was followed.

(dd) The commercial process that was followed is in alignment with Eskom’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Policy and Procedure and Public Finance Management Act.

(2) Yes, Eskom’s process followed on the Microsoft transaction satisfied all prescribed legal requirements. The details are that the commercial process which is provided for in Eskom’s supply chain policies, is aligned to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA).

(3) There are currently no email capabilities with open source and a number of our critical systems are integrated to our email application (exchange), using open source therefore is not possible. Eskom’s applications are extremely critical, given the nature of our business, use of open source will cause vulnerabilities and security is a risk that cannot be tolerated. Furthermore, using open source will have too many incompatibility issues between different word processing applications. There is also a massive proliferation of excel macros across the organisation which will lead to different version that we will have to manage hence there will be an increase in costs (support and maintenance required).

11 April 2016 - NW753

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to the cancelled contract with Airbus in respect of eight A400M military transport aircraft, the fact that Airbus agreed to refund the sum of €835 million to the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR), and that an indemnity was subsequently provided to Denel by the Government – (a) why was an indemnity provided to Denel? (b) what were Denel’s obligations to – (aa) Airbus; (bb) ARMSCOR and (cc) the Government in respect of the specified contract. (2) (a) how many more such claims are outstanding from Denel; and (b) what – (i) are the details of each one of the eleven claims made to date by Denel in terms of the indemnity; and (ii) amount was paid to Denel in respect of each claim; (3) has oversight taken place in respect of each of the eleven claims submitted by Denel; if not, why not; if so, in respect of each claim – (a) (i) when; and (ii) where did such oversight take place, (b) who conducted such oversight; and (c) has such oversight resulted in a reduction of the relevant claim. (4) what is the breakdown of the current R63,1 million claim made by Denel? NW871E

Reply:

 

 

(1)

(a)

  • Denel SAAB Aerostructures (“DSA”) was a joint venture formed out of an equity partnership between SAAB and Denel Aerostructures (“DAe”) in January 2007.
  • Prior to the formation of the partnership, DAe entered into two off-set contracts following the eight (8) A400m aircraft order by ARMSCOR. The offset packages with Airbus were to supply airframe structures namely, the Wing-to-Fuselage Fairing (“WFF”) and the Top Shells (“TS”) for the A400M military aircraft.
  • As a result of the exposures with regard to these contracts, a condition precedent to the joint venture was that the Government indemnifies DSA in order to de risk the contracts. The indemnity is for a maximum amount of R1.6 billion (ONE POINT SIX BILLION RANDS) over a fifteen year period. The Indemnity Agreement was concluded on 21 May 2007.
   

(b)

(aa)

As a program partner on the A400M, Denel has the obligation of the design, development, manufacture, and sole supply of the WFF and TS structures.

     

(bb)

Denel has no obligation to ARMSCOR. DAe is directly contracted by Airbus to deliver the WFF and TS structures to their assembly lines.

     

(cc)

As contracted through the Indemnity Agreement, Denel submits a claim to the Department on an annual basis, supported by an audited financial report, fully governed risk mitigation plan and a program report.

 

(2)

(a)

From the R1.6 billion (ONE POINT SIX BILLION RANDS) indemnity cover, there is a balance of R359 million (THREE HUNDERED AND FIFTY NINE MILLION RANDS) remaining over the next 5 years.

 

Amount

Capped Claim Value

R 1,600,000,000

Claim YTD

R 1,240,676,952

Balance

R 359,323,048

         
   

(b)

(i)

To date there has been 10 (TEN) claims submitted by Denel. Details of the claims are on the table below.

     

(ii)

Amounts paid to Denel are shown on the table below.

     
   

Claim Number

Date Claim Submitted

(DD/MM/YY)

Period

(MM/YY)

Amount of Claim

Amount Paid

Balance of the Full Indemnity

(over 15 years)

R 1 600 000 000

Date of Payment

(MM-YY)

Status

1

31/07007

04/06 –06/07

R 222,290,420

R 220,980,584

R 1,379,019,416

Nov 07

Paid

2

22/08/08

07/07-07/08

R 259,516,131

R 257,639,637

R 1,121,379,779

Dec 08

Paid

3

20/05/09

08/08 – 03/09

R 191,865,684

R 191,865,684

R 929,514,095

Dec 09

Paid

4

28/10/09

04/09 –07/09

R 103,500,000

R 103,501,382

R 826,012,713

Dec 09

Paid

5

30/06/10

08/09 – 0310

R 96,000,000

R 78,155,111

R 747,857,602

Dec 10

Paid

6

13/06/11

04/10 – 03/11

R 116,634,725

R 116,254,986

R 631,602,616

Dec 11

Paid

7

28/05/12

04/11 – 03/12

R 118,782,844

R 118,782,844

R 512,819,772

Dec 12

Paid

8

18/05/13

04/12 – 03/13

R 57,249,797

R 57,249,797

R 455,569,975

Dec 13

Paid

9

29/05/14

04/13 – 03/14

R 63,140,844

R 63,140,844

R 392,429,131

Dec 14

Paid

10

25/05/15

04/14 – 03/15

R 33,106,083

R 33,106,083

R 359,323,048

Mar 16

Paid

 

(3)

Yes oversight has taken place.

   

(a)

(i)

  • As contracted in the Indemnity Agreement, Denel submits a claim to the Department on an annual basis, supported by an audited financial report, fully governed risk mitigation plan and a program report.
  • When a claim is received, the Department appoints its own independent auditors to authenticate the claim as submitted by Denel.
     

(ii)

The Department’s auditors physically go and verify relevant documentation and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

   

(b)

The Department through its independent auditors. The Department conducts DAe plant visits at least twice a year to appraise itself of the A400M programme status.

   

(c)

  • In instances where discrepencies were discovered, the claimed amounts were reduced accordingly, as indicated on the table above.
  • The value of the annual claims over the past 10 years has reduced from R221 million (TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO MILLION RANDS) to R33.1 million (THIRTY THREE POINT ONE MILLION RANDS). Furthermore, for the past 4 (FOUR) years there has been no errors between the amount claimed by Denel and the audited amounts by the Department.
     
 

(4)

The recent 2015 claim amounted to R33.1 million (THIRTY THREE POINT ONE MILLION RANDS). The R63.1 million (SIXTY THREE POINT ONE MILLION RANDS) was claimed and paid during 2014.

 

Earned Sales

Cost

Commitments

Claim

Serial Production and Ramp-up

R184,943,445

R210,517,440

(R15,988,815)

(R9,585,180)

Jigs/Tooling

RNIL

R1,726,787

RNIL

(R1,726,787)

ILS & Freight

R NIL

R5,288,869

R NIL

(R5,288,869)

ENG & MODS

R NIL

R16,505,247

R NIL

(R16,505,247)

T O T A L

(R33,106,083)

ACRONYMS:

ILS

:

Integrated Logistics Support

ENG & MODS

:

Engineering and Modifications

 

11 April 2016 - NW860

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Dlamini, Ms L to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What incentives have Eskom and her department put in place to encourage legal use of electricity and discourage electricity theft beside the threats to criminalise illegal use; (2) what (a) amount is Eskom losing in revenue as a result of electricity theft (b) is the breakdown of the amount in each province?

Reply:

(1) There are no incentives provided to encourage the legal use of electricity. Eskom makes use of the Operation Khanyisa Campaign to inform and educate customers about how to better manage electricity usage.

(2)(a) We assume all non-technical energy loss to be attributed to theft. Non-technical losses in Eskom amounted to R4.7bn for 2014/15 FY.

(b) The amount stated in (2)(a) above represents the collective loss across all provinces. Eskom estimates non-technical losses at a national level, a breakdown per province therefore not available.

11 April 2016 - NW847

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to the deal between Eskom and Optimum Colliery to supply coal to the Hendrina Power Station, (a) what grade of coal (i) was contracted for, (ii) was actually received by Eskom at the specified power station prior to the fine imposed against the specified colliery by the specified entity, and (iii) is currently being received by Eskom at the specified power station and (b) at what (i) price or (ii) prices;(2) why was the coal received from the specified colliery unsuitable for use by the specified power station prior to the imposition of the fine; (3) is the coal currently received from the specified colliery suitable for use by the specified power station; (4)did the use of unsuitable coal supplied by the specified colliery cause any damage to the specified power station; if so, (a) what damage was done, (b) what was the value of the damage caused to the specified power station and (c) has this damage been repaired; (5) is the poor quality coal still causing damage to the specified power station; if not, (a) was the grade of coal changed or (b) was the specified power station adapted to use a different grade of coal; if so, why is the specified power station still using this coal?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) In terms of the Coal Supply Agreement, Optimum Coal Mine (Proprietary) Limited ("Optimum") was obliged to supply and deliver to the Hendrina power station coal which complies with, amongst others, the following quality specification:

  • All coal must have an ash content which shall not exceed 28.8% in order to ensure that the calorific value of the coal is not less than 23.0MJ/kg (calculated on a moisture free basis);
  • a monthly average size distribution of:
  • not more than 55% of coal supplied will be smaller than 6mm;
  • not more than 35% of coal supplied will be smaller than 2.38mm; and
  • not more than 15% of coal supplied will be smaller than 0.81mm.
  • The Second Addendum amended the quality parameters in respect of the Abrasiveness Index (pursuant to an arbitration with Optimum) to be <423 mgFe on a 7 day weighted rolling average basis.

(ii) The coal that was received by Eskom was within contractual specifications with regard to the Calorific Value but out of specification in respect of Abrasive Index and Sizing.

(iii) The coal currently being received by Eskom meets the contractual specifications with regard to the Calorific Value except for Abrasive Index.

(b) The price of coal paid by Eskom is R174.41/ton as at February 2016.

(2) The coal supplied by Optimum Coal prior to the imposition of the fine was outside the quality specification for Hendrina Power Station in terms of Abrasive Index and Sizing. For the 1 March 2012 to 31 May 2015, Optimum Coal, failed to supply and deliver to Eskom coal which meets the quality parameter as set out in the Coal Supply Agreement. The coal supplied and delivered to Eskom, amongst others, failed to comply with the sizing specification, in that 20% to 45% of the coal supplied and delivered to Eskom by Optimum on a monthly basis, during the period of supply was smaller than 0.81mm. Despite this failure by Optimum, Eskom has, without prejudice to its right in terms of clause 3.6 of the First Addendum, paid Optimum for such coal, without applying any adjustment or reduction to the payment, for Optimum's failure to comply with the quality parameters.

(3) The coal currently received by Hendrina Power Station is within the contractual specifications in respect of Calorific Value except for the Abrasive Index and the Sizing. Since Optimum is currently under business rescue, the parties have in terms of the interim agreement agreed to suspend the application of penalties until the business rescue process is finalised. Of critical importance to note is that Eskom has issued Summons against Optimum for failing to supply coal that meets the quality specification of the station. Optimum has since disputed the penalties. Once the business rescue process has been finalised, the legal proceedings will continue to run its course.

(4) High Abrasive Index causes high wear rate of the plant and sizing affects the material flow frequency causing hang-ups which results in load losses. The wear rate causes accelerated wear of parts. This negatively affects the energy output from the station thus the total energy capacity available for dispatch into the grid. In order to compensate Eskom for the capacity loss occasioned as a result of these quality parameters being out of specification, penalty provisions in terms of the contract apply.

(5) (a) Since Optimum is currently under business rescue, the parties have in terms of the interim agreement agreed to suspend the application of penalties until the business rescue process is finalized.

(b) No. Not applicable.

 

01 April 2016 - NW801

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

During the period 1 December 2014 to 31 January 2016, (a) what was the reduction, if any, in the consumption of electricity across the country, (b) what amount was electricity consumption reduced by in (i) households and (ii) industries and (c) how many new residential connections were made during the specified period?

Reply:

(a) There was an increase of 367 GWh nationally over the specified period.

(b)(i) There was an increase of 262 GWh across the household sector over the specified period.

(ii) A decline of 334 GWh across the industrial sector over the specified period.

(c) There was a total of new 225 785 residential connections during the specified period. New connections refers to new grid connections and excludes customers who have migrated from conventional to prepaid, or who have terminated and subsequently reconnected their services.

 

30 March 2016 - NW646

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

In view of Eskom’s announcement in August that it is seeking a R2 billion penalty from Glencore’s Optimum Coal, which is now bought by a certain company (name furnished), for supplying poor quality coal which has resulted in poor performance, whether Eskom initiated processes to penalise Optimum Coal; if not, why not; if so, how far is the process? NW761E

Reply:

Yes, Eskom initiated a process to penalise Optimum Coal (OC). Eskom issued a summons against OC on 5 August 2015 whereupon OC’s attorneys informed Eskom that OC commenced business rescue proceedings on 1 August 2015. Eskom’s claim for penalties remains valid and enforceable upon the close of transaction whereafter it will enforce all the remedies open to its ex lege to enforce the claim. Eskom’s position has been made clear to all parties in the business rescue proceedings.

 

11 March 2016 - NW561

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) How many hectares of land does the SA Forestry Companies Ltd (SAFCOL)- (a) currently own; and (b) how many hectares of the specified land are under claim in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, Act 22 of 1994, as amended; (2) Of the hectares of SAFCOL land under claim- (a) how many claims have been lodged since 1994?; (b) who is/are the claimants? (c) how many hectares of the specified land are under claim by each claimant?; and (d) Under which- (i) Town?; and (ii) Province does each claim fall? (3) (a) How many of the specified land claims have been successfully transferred to each claimant? and (b) What are the reasons for each claim that has been successful but not yet transferred to the claimants?; (4) Whether any other - (a) schemes and/or (b) agreements have been put in place with each successful claimant whose land has not yet been transferred; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW667E

Reply:

   

(1)

(a)

The land on which SAFCOL operates is owned by the state, through the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). SAFCOL, through its subsidiary, Komatiland Forests operates on a land area covering 187 320 ha of which 121 000 ha is planted.

 

(b)

61% of 187 320 ha is under claim. This works out to roughly 114 265 ha.

(2)

(a)

   
 

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

KwaZulu Natal

Total

No. of claims

14

17

1

32

Research

1

13

0

14

Gazette/Negotiation

13

4

1

18

Settled

3

0

0

3

Transferred

0

0

0

0

 

(b)

Claimants

Province / Municipality

Affected Plantation/ Hectares

Status of the claim

Ludlambedlwini Community

MP – Gert Sibande (GS)

Jessievale (still to confirm)

Further research, claimant verification.

Enikwakuyengwa Tribal Authority

MP

Redhill (2751 ha)

Currently being researched

Esandleni Community

MP

Redhill (14 472 ha)

Requires further research

Dladla Community

MP

Robernia (900.53)

Further research

Enkhaba Community

MP

Redhill (933.18)

Negotiations stage

Makhubu Family

MP

Blairmore (256.95)

Negotiations

Dladla Community

MP

Robernia (2320)

Research is being conducted.

Dladla & Thanjekwayo Communities (2 KRP)

MP

Robernia (5168)

These are competing claims (Claims are being researched)

Claimants

Province / Municipality

Affected Plantation/ Hectares

Status of the claim

Dladla & Thanjekwayo Community

MP

Robernia (1997.49)

Competing claims, research is being conducted.

Dladla Community

MP

Robernia (1419)

Research being conducted

Dladla Community

MP

Robernia (2482ha)

Research being conducted

Kaapschehoop Community

MP

Berlin (to be confirmed)

Negotiations

Mawulu Community

MP

Berlin (to be confirmed)

Partially settled

PDT & Mapulana Tribe

MP (Ehlanzeni Municipality)

Bergvliet (4621 ha)

Research

Pilgrims Rest Dev Trust & Mapulana Tribe

MP

Blyde (6600 ha)

Research

PDT & Marole Communities

MP

Frankford (4322 ha)

Research

Morgenzon Community

MP

Morgenzon (5356 ha)

Research

Mnisi Clan/Umjindi Community/Hlatshwayo

MP

Nelshoogte (9716)

Research

Witklip Community

MP

Witklip (2311 ha)

Gazetted

Sgudla Family

MP

Zwartfontein (to be confirmed)

Research

Tshakhuma Phase 1

Limpopo

Entabeni (516 34 & 553 56))

Settled

Ravele Phase 1

Limpopo

Entabeni (502 93 & 5553.56)

Settled

Ravele Phase 2

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876.94)

Negotiation

Ratombo Phase 1

Limpopo

Entabeni (271.84)

Settled

Makgoba

Limpopo

Woodbush (to be confirmed)

Research

Tshakhuma Phase 2

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876 ha)

Gazetted

Vuvha

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876)

Gazetted

Maguada

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876)

Gazetted

Lwamondo

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876)

Gazetted

Vhutshavhelo

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876)

Gazetted

Claimants

Province / Municipality

Affected Plantation/ Hectares

Status of the claim

Shanzha

Limpopo

Entabeni (3876)

Gazetted

Songozwi

Limpopo

Hanglip (693.18 & 130.21)

Near approval by RLCC

Matidza

Limpopo

Hangklip (1851)

Valuation stage

Vondo

Limpopo

Entabeni (1326)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Tshiheni

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Mukumbani

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Tshidzhivhe

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Fondwe

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Murangoni

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Khalavha

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Vondo la Thavha

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

Lutanze

Limpopo

Entabeni (tbc)

Gazetted, referred to Court.

 

(c)

as per the table in 2(b) above.

 

(d)

as per the table in 2(b) above.

   

 

 
   

 

 

(3)

(a)

The Shannon properties, totaling 12 503 9657ha has been transferred to Kalanyandza Trust in Mpumalanga.

 

(b)

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is best positioned to answer this question, as they are managing the process.

(4)

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) is best positioned to answer this question, as they are managing the process.

     

11 March 2016 - NW514

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)(i) How many local South African jobs and (ii) jobs for foreigners have been created from the construction of the Kusile power plant in Limpopo and (b) what is their occupational title in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) 16 814

(a)(ii) 1345

(b)(i) 3282 are unskilled workers; 5069 workers are semi-skilled; 6258 workers are skilled; and 2205 workers are supervisory and/or management.

(b)(ii) 0 unskilled workers; 0 semi-skilled workers; 1087 skilled workers; and 258 workers are supervisory and or management.

11 March 2016 - NW480

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with regard to Eskom’s strained financial position, any plans are in place to allow independent power producers to supply coal-fired electricity on behalf of Eskom to the national grid in order to reduce the need for Eskom to raise the cash needed to fulfil its commitments of supplying electricity to the country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Energy (DOE) IPP office takes the lead in the domestic IPP strategy, including the sourcing and contracting component of these arrangements. This strategy is driven by the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The DOE bidding process for the coal base load IPPs is still in progress.

Once the participants are selected by DOE, the time lines are such that this programme will not affect Eskom’s financial position in the next 5 years. When the decisions have been made, there will be clarity on energy prices from these IPPs as well as the cost of connecting them which will be budgeted for accordingly.

11 March 2016 - NW216

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Has her department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (names furnished) in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, in each specified financial year, (i) how many times were such contracts awarded and (ii) for what amount?

Reply:

The Department of Public Enterprises awarded contracts to The New Age (TNA) as follows:

a) 2012-13: No award

b) 2013-14: One award for R153 900.00 for an advertisement placed in The New Age

c) 2014-15: One award for R213 921.00 for a business briefing session which we hosted and that I addressed on the 24 April 2014

 

10 March 2016 - NW377

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her department and (b) every entity reporting to her went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

From 1 April 2015 to date, the Department used the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011 for procuring goods, which does not make provision for set aside towards the targeted suppliers for procurement of goods, services and works. The Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011 makes provision for the award of the contract after technical evaluation (where required), price and BBBEE status and therefore procurement was not done in terms of the Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises based on set aside provision.

 

01 March 2016 - NW252

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether she and/or her department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year. NW 256E

Reply:

The Department of Public Enterprises has not bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years.

(a) 2012-2013

(i) None

(ii) None

(b) 2013-2014

(i) None

(ii) None

(c) 2014-2015

(i) None

(ii) None

 

 

01 March 2016 - NW401

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, in the face of Eskom’s debts exceeding R350 billion, the utility will continue to be able to provide almost all of the country’s electricity requirements through the acquisition of additional coal-fired and nuclear power stations; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, Eskom will be in a position to acquire additional coal fired power station capacity.

Eskom’s current level of debt at 31 December 2015 is R333 billion. The approved borrowing program contained in the 2015/16 Corporate Plan amounts to R237 billion. Consequently it is envisaged that the Eskom debt will exceed R350 billion over the next 5 years.

The 2015/16 Corporate Plan in addition makes provision for Eskom to continue with the Medupi, Kusile and Ingula Build Program that will add in excess of 9600 megawatt of additional capacity into the electricity grid.

The future nuclear build program will be dependent on an appropriate funding model being developed by Eskom and Government.

26 February 2016 - NW93

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether she has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement, (b) how many performance assessments has she undertaken in consultation with the President since the agreement was signed, (c) what progress has been made in meeting the key indicators and targets from the MTSF, (d) what are the key obstacles to implementation and (e) what is the plan to address such obstacles?

Reply:

Yes, all Ministers are subject to Performance Agreements with the President.

(a) The Performance Management Framework for Ministers is the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) for 2014-2019, which is the first 5-year implementation plan of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030. The performance targets and indicators are derived from the 14 Outcomes which government seeks to achieve. These outcomes and targets constitute government’s Programme of Action (POA), against which performance is tracked and reported at least on a quarterly basis. POA reports are publically available on the government’s website.

(b) - (e) Cabinet closely monitors the implementation of the NDP 2030/MTFS 2014-2019 through POA Reports. These reports are tabled before an Implementation Forum of a Cluster of Ministers collectively responsible for MTSF outcomes, and then submitted to Cabinet, where progress is noted, bottlenecks to implementation are discussed, and recommendations to address bottlenecks are considered and approved.

 

24 February 2016 - NW22

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether her Ministry has frozen vacancies positions, if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant? NW 22 E

Reply:

  1. None
  2. Not applicable
  3. Not applicable

 

08 December 2015 - NW4213

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What has been the demand for electricity in each month since March 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

In responding to the question the assumption is made that the Honourable Member is referring to daily maximum demand. The table below indicates the customer daily energy demand from 1 March 2015 to 29 November 2015.

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/03/01

615 989

2015/03/02

669 051

2015/03/03

674 638

2015/03/04

675 675

2015/03/05

678 546

2015/03/06

678 138

2015/03/07

644 353

2015/03/08

622 464

2015/03/09

677 087

2015/03/10

685 801

2015/03/11

687 776

2015/03/12

688 292

2015/03/13

689 000

2015/03/14

650 059

2015/03/15

625 750

2015/03/16

677 776

2015/03/17

684 592

2015/03/18

686 001

2015/03/19

687 755

2015/03/20

682 914

2015/03/21

644 010

2015/03/22

630 664

2015/03/23

683 404

2015/03/24

687 956

2015/03/25

685 945

2015/03/26

690 873

2015/03/27

669 502

2015/03/28

632 650

2015/03/29

608 103

2015/03/30

661 626

2015/03/31

669 967

2015/04/01

668 627

2015/04/02

651 398

2015/04/03

594 235

2015/04/04

590 128

2015/04/05

579 514

2015/04/06

589 727

2015/04/07

655 740

2015/04/08

666 176

2015/04/09

672 502

2015/04/10

672 108

2015/04/11

637 678

2015/04/12

619 241

2015/04/13

663 577

2015/04/14

677 597

2015/04/15

677 271

2015/04/16

679 907

2015/04/17

671 634

2015/04/18

645 426

2015/04/19

630 322

2015/04/20

669 247

2015/04/21

679 860

2015/04/22

683 606

2015/04/23

679 504

2015/04/24

680 109

2015/04/25

635 071

2015/04/26

611 130

2015/04/27

624 250

2015/04/28

666 329

2015/04/29

668 547

2015/04/30

663 547

2015/05/01

617 955

2015/05/02

612 217

2015/05/03

617 004

2015/05/04

662 729

2015/05/05

679 554

2015/05/06

675 633

2015/05/07

686 368

2015/05/08

683 972

2015/05/09

653 427

2015/05/10

630 569

2015/05/11

680 763

2015/05/12

684 688

2015/05/13

683 584

2015/05/14

683 452

2015/05/15

680 843

2015/05/16

652 459

2015/05/17

627 987

2015/05/18

672 777

2015/05/19

682 316

2015/05/20

680 819

2015/05/21

684 597

2015/05/22

678 270

2015/05/23

649 686

2015/05/24

636 941

2015/05/25

680 562

2015/05/26

691 093

2015/05/27

689 785

2015/05/28

687 883

2015/05/29

678 297

2015/05/30

636 299

2015/05/31

624 217

2015/06/01

663 832

2015/06/02

678 966

2015/06/03

687 834

2015/06/04

699 092

2015/06/05

702 533

2015/06/06

677 867

2015/06/07

653 802

2015/06/08

694 948

2015/06/09

703 928

2015/06/10

716 499

2015/06/11

716 836

2015/06/12

714 953

2015/06/13

661 765

2015/06/14

640 077

2015/06/15

673 059

2015/06/16

650 032

2015/06/17

706 515

2015/06/18

711 768

2015/06/19

705 245

2015/06/20

669 921

2015/06/21

650 940

2015/06/22

697 149

2015/06/23

706 460

2015/06/24

706 658

2015/06/25

706 221

2015/06/26

697 005

2015/06/27

672 992

2015/06/28

651 838

2015/06/29

688 460

2015/06/30

698 407

2015/07/01

692 949

2015/07/02

693 312

2015/07/03

690 260

2015/07/04

653 354

2015/07/05

637 854

2015/07/06

679 880

2015/07/07

698 275

2015/07/08

692 722

2015/07/09

686 403

2015/07/10

682 469

2015/07/11

655 458

2015/07/12

635 239

2015/07/13

685 843

2015/07/14

698 754

2015/07/15

695 409

2015/07/16

691 166

2015/07/17

696 565

2015/07/18

660 855

2015/07/19

646 471

2015/07/20

683 527

2015/07/21

690 396

2015/07/22

699 851

2015/07/23

708 383

2015/07/24

701 131

2015/07/25

670 257

2015/07/26

651 721

2015/07/27

694 919

2015/07/28

700 715

2015/07/29

704 311

2015/07/30

698 663

2015/07/31

703 594

2015/08/01

661 007

2015/08/02

636 444

2015/08/03

682 407

2015/08/04

689 477

2015/08/05

692 994

2015/08/06

690 907

2015/08/07

678 144

2015/08/08

638 883

2015/08/09

614 219

2015/08/10

628 776

2015/08/11

681 094

2015/08/12

685 460

2015/08/13

679 649

2015/08/14

677 149

2015/08/15

634 823

2015/08/16

607 120

2015/08/17

652 403

2015/08/18

660 354

2015/08/19

657 677

2015/08/20

657 116

2015/08/21

647 200

2015/08/22

617 489

2015/08/23

604 102

2015/08/24

644 647

2015/08/25

645 891

2015/08/26

646 045

2015/08/27

644 655

2015/08/28

634 684

2015/08/29

601 424

2015/08/30

591 426

2015/08/31

632 223

2015/09/01

669 042

2015/09/02

676 263

2015/09/03

682 373

2015/09/04

700 260

2015/09/05

661 441

2015/09/06

636 233

2015/09/07

675 372

2015/09/08

687 079

2015/09/09

677 477

2015/09/10

678 821

2015/09/11

678 059

2015/09/12

653 847

2015/09/13

629 895

2015/09/14

670 489

2015/09/15

679 680

2015/09/16

675 104

2015/09/17

676 985

2015/09/18

682 142

2015/09/19

653 659

2015/09/20

637 410

2015/09/21

688 762

2015/09/22

683 341

2015/09/23

673 321

2015/09/24

633 573

2015/09/25

650 464

2015/09/26

629 960

2015/09/27

617 185

2015/09/28

661 945

2015/09/29

675 770

2015/09/30

675 378

2015/10/01

662 080

2015/10/02

665 036

2015/10/03

630 343

2015/10/04

611 024

2015/10/05

658 813

2015/10/06

669 966

2015/10/07

670 396

2015/10/08

668 657

2015/10/09

670 214

2015/10/10

633 378

2015/10/11

615 977

2015/10/12

662 540

2015/10/13

671 910

2015/10/14

673 013

2015/10/15

667 974

2015/10/16

666 560

2015/10/17

633 974

2015/10/18

608 772

2015/10/19

660 891

2015/10/20

666 228

2015/10/21

668 833

2015/10/22

673 724

2015/10/23

665 720

2015/10/24

629 230

2015/10/25

608 906

2015/10/26

660 869

2015/10/27

664 197

2015/10/28

669 483

2015/10/29

674 863

2015/10/30

668 504

2015/10/31

627 524

2015/11/01

604 362

2015/11/02

645 209

2015/11/03

656 034

2015/11/04

653 911

2015/11/05

659 857

2015/11/06

659 962

2015/11/07

628 519

2015/11/08

609 244

2015/11/09

664 576

2015/11/10

666 367

2015/11/11

671 344

2015/11/12

676 683

2015/11/13

673 616

2015/11/14

632 639

2015/11/15

603 480

2015/11/16

652 420

2015/11/17

654 575

2015/11/18

655 851

2015/11/19

642 153

2015/11/20

645 569

2015/11/21

610 940

2015/11/22

588 569

2015/11/23

641 785

2015/11/24

660 352

2015/11/25

665 091

2015/11/26

663 060

2015/11/27

657 316

2015/11/28

615 845

2015/11/29

607 541

19 November 2015 - NW3910

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) whether she will take action against the reckless and wasteful expenditure of taxpayers’ money by parastatals that have entered into an agreement to sponsor The New Age breakfast briefings; if not, why not; (2) What are the (a) names of the parastatals that have entered into the specified agreement and (b) costs incurred in respect of the specified agreement? NW4766E

Reply:

(1) Only Eskom in its 2015 Annual Financial Statements reported an amount of R4 million as irregular expenditure relating to the SABC/The New Age business breakfast briefings. This amount was incurred within the contract period but prior to the Board’s ratification. The R4 million amount was only paid over to TNA after the Board’s ratification.

Regarding irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure in general, I am assured that the Boards and Management regularly review the SOCs internal control environment to minimise the risk, and where an incident occurs appropriate measures are taken to deal with the matter, including disciplinary action and/or criminal or civil action against those involved, as considered appropriate. Reporting in respect of financial misconduct has also improved in compliance with the PFMA to ensure that incidents are detected early.

(2)(a) Alexkor, Denel, SAFCOL and SA Express have not entered into an agreement with SABC/The New Age on the business breakfast briefings; Eskom and Transnet have existing contracts.

(2)(b) With regard to Eskom, the SABC/The New Age breakfast briefings contract is R43.2 million, effective 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2017 with 36 briefings planned for the period of the contract. Transnet has contracted for R20 million effective 1 April 2015 to March 2016 with 20 briefings planned for the period. In both SOCs, the Boards have assured me that these agreements have been concluded in line with SOC’s governance processes and that the required approvals are in place.

03 November 2015 - NW3785

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Why was the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) transaction not included in the nuclear co-operation framework agreement that was signed with the Russian Federation in 2014; (2) is the Government selling the PBMR hardware or intellectual property; (3) whether any tender process has been undertaken in this regard; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) PBMR has been placed under care and maintenance since 2010 and has not been involved in any commercial transactions other than the disposal of non-strategic assets that was approved as part of the care and maintenance. The Rosatom transaction reported in the National Treasury Annual Report was declined on this basis.

Issues relating to nuclear co-operation framework agreement and what is included therein, are within the domain of the Minister of Energy.

(2) Government is not selling any of PBMR hardware or intellectual property.

(3) There are no commercial activities taking place within PBMR as it is under care and maintenance, therefore no tender processes have been undertaken.

 

02 November 2015 - NW3696

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) (a)How many pensioners of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund died during the period January 1, 2015 to September, 30 2015 (i)during each month and (ii)in total for the period; and (b) what was indicated on the death certificate as the cause of death in each of the cases mentioned?; ( 2 ) In how many cases where suicide was the cause of death, did such pensioners die during the period 1 November 2011 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, ( a) in total and (b) during each month ?

Reply:

  1. The information presented below is a summary of the information received from the Department of Home Affairs; no additional detail is provided.

Transport Pension Fund

 

2015

01

2015

02

2015

03

2015

04

2015

05

2015

06

2015

07

2015

08

2015

09

Total

PRASA Sub Fund

NATURAL CAUSES

1

 

1

       

1

2

5

 

UNNATURAL CAUSES

             

1

 

1

   

1

 

1

       

2

2

6

Transnet Sub Fund

NATURAL CAUSES

13

14

5

14

17

15

15

14

16

123

 

UNDER INVESTIGATION

     

1

         

1

 

UNNATURAL CAUSES

         

1

     

1

   

13

14

5

15

17

16

15

14

16

125

SAA Sub Fund

NATURAL CAUSES

           

1

   

1

               

1

   

1

Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund

ADVANCED CA. CERVIX

         

1

     

1

 

CEREBROVASCULAR INCIDENT

       

1

       

1

 

DEMENTIA

     

1

         

1

 

DIZZYNESS

   

1

           

1

 

HEART FAILURE

               

1

1

 

NATURAL CAUSES 

188

174

156

196

229

297

266

230

208

1944

 

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

           

1

   

1

 

UNDER INVESTIGATION

   

1

 

1

2

2

   

6

 

UNNATURAL CAUSES

8

3

5

2

2

3

2

1

4

30

   

196

177

163

199

233

303

271

231

213

1986

Total

 

210

191

169

214

250

319

287

247

231

2118

2. The nature of the “unnatural cause of death” is not provided by the Department of Home Affairs, and it is therefore not possible to provide the information requested in respect of suicide.

 

02 November 2015 - NW3735

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Mackay, Mr G to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What has been Eskom’s total electricity (a) generation and (b) demand figures for each day since 30 November 2014; (2) was there a decrease in electricity (a) generation and (b) demand in the specified period; if so, what were the reasons for this decrease?

Reply:

(1) Please take note of the following:

  • Eskom generation in the Eskom context is the electricity sent out from Eskom power stations plus imports across the border, being mainly the Cahora Bassa imports.
  • Customer demand in the Eskom context is the sum of Eskom generation, plus Independent Power Producer (IPP) generation (for IPPs selling their energy to Eskom, including renewables and some conventional generators), plus customer demand actions, being predominantly demand reduced either through contracted Demand Response or Interruptible Load Shedding; or load shedding.

(1)(a)

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2014/11/30

578 756

2014/12/01

630 963

2014/12/02

638 433

2014/12/03

647 476

2014/12/04

635 984

2014/12/05

612 986

2014/12/06

573 580

2014/12/07

572 699

2014/12/08

627 606

2014/12/09

644 498

2014/12/10

642 123

2014/12/11

641 043

2014/12/12

629 450

2014/12/13

605 528

2014/12/14

581 021

2014/12/15

621 518

2014/12/16

610 679

2014/12/17

623 169

2014/12/18

625 738

2014/12/19

620 630

2014/12/20

584 394

2014/12/21

571 936

2014/12/22

602 037

2014/12/23

592 089

2014/12/24

580 135

2014/12/25

537 821

2014/12/26

529 268

2014/12/27

546 364

2014/12/28

545 398

2014/12/29

564 978

2014/12/30

567 027

2014/12/31

570 693

2015/01/01

534 303

2015/01/02

558 219

2015/01/03

567 233

2015/01/04

563 298

2015/01/05

604 698

2015/01/06

621 243

2015/01/07

632 390

2015/01/08

632 665

2015/01/09

633 088

2015/01/10

606 775

2015/01/11

594 196

2015/01/12

641 883

2015/01/13

659 696

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/01/14

654 672

2015/01/15

653 681

2015/01/16

640 907

2015/01/17

609 410

2015/01/18

590 668

2015/01/19

646 069

2015/01/20

657 368

2015/01/21

661 808

2015/01/22

660 411

2015/01/23

657 848

2015/01/24

619 816

2015/01/25

606 225

2015/01/26

644 622

2015/01/27

648 116

2015/01/28

651 566

2015/01/29

659 784

2015/01/30

653 656

2015/01/31

611 674

2015/02/01

590 463

2015/02/02

639 638

2015/02/03

644 380

2015/02/04

641 530

2015/02/05

627 725

2015/02/06

635 242

2015/02/07

601 393

2015/02/08

590 178

2015/02/09

660 547

2015/02/10

674 361

2015/02/11

672 620

2015/02/12

684 395

2015/02/13

681 791

2015/02/14

609 675

2015/02/15

592 297

2015/02/16

659 581

2015/02/17

659 439

2015/02/18

660 731

2015/02/19

666 432

2015/02/20

669 626

2015/02/21

616 261

2015/02/22

603 605

2015/02/23

659 430

2015/02/24

671 780

2015/02/25

670 638

2015/02/26

646 383

2015/02/27

659 272

2015/02/28

614 049

2015/03/01

596 611

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/03/02

646 139

2015/03/03

655 131

2015/03/04

653 905

2015/03/05

654 915

2015/03/06

659 595

2015/03/07

624 880

2015/03/08

604 260

2015/03/09

658 244

2015/03/10

663 519

2015/03/11

669 379

2015/03/12

665 825

2015/03/13

669 401

2015/03/14

632 138

2015/03/15

604 051

2015/03/16

654 986

2015/03/17

662 898

2015/03/18

666 691

2015/03/19

666 581

2015/03/20

665 638

2015/03/21

620 301

2015/03/22

614 278

2015/03/23

666 732

2015/03/24

670 772

2015/03/25

658 540

2015/03/26

646 774

2015/03/27

651 994

2015/03/28

613 534

2015/03/29

592 406

2015/03/30

645 184

2015/03/31

653 596

2015/04/01

644 047

2015/04/02

630 578

2015/04/03

573 625

2015/04/04

564 804

2015/04/05

550 425

2015/04/06

561 540

2015/04/07

623 087

2015/04/08

642 058

2015/04/09

649 858

2015/04/10

651 494

2015/04/11

617 225

2015/04/12

572 859

2015/04/13

623 971

2015/04/14

614 182

2015/04/15

607 088

2015/04/16

624 413

2015/04/17

623 214

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/04/18

594 320

2015/04/19

590 557

2015/04/20

633 948

2015/04/21

644 856

2015/04/22

646 765

2015/04/23

644 561

2015/04/24

655 311

2015/04/25

607 875

2015/04/26

580 876

2015/04/27

598 433

2015/04/28

642 072

2015/04/29

640 837

2015/04/30

634 325

2015/05/01

592 895

2015/05/02

587 419

2015/05/03

591 139

2015/05/04

633 702

2015/05/05

644 061

2015/05/06

635 055

2015/05/07

645 770

2015/05/08

646 860

2015/05/09

602 641

2015/05/10

598 103

2015/05/11

653 257

2015/05/12

653 953

2015/05/13

649 259

2015/05/14

642 964

2015/05/15

647 772

2015/05/16

603 791

2015/05/17

581 184

2015/05/18

633 468

2015/05/19

645 843

2015/05/20

642 315

2015/05/21

626 664

2015/05/22

626 168

2015/05/23

594 155

2015/05/24

590 283

2015/05/25

646 513

2015/05/26

655 347

2015/05/27

658 980

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/05/28

656 093

2015/05/29

647 941

2015/05/30

607 979

2015/05/31

597 922

2015/06/01

635 557

2015/06/02

651 258

2015/06/03

656 137

2015/06/04

666 278

2015/06/05

680 469

2015/06/06

656 803

2015/06/07

631 345

2015/06/08

669 208

2015/06/09

678 704

2015/06/10

685 050

2015/06/11

684 724

2015/06/12

662 137

2015/06/13

636 584

2015/06/14

611 143

2015/06/15

644 926

2015/06/16

625 905

2015/06/17

673 569

2015/06/18

679 072

2015/06/19

674 545

2015/06/20

640 561

2015/06/21

624 080

2015/06/22

663 906

2015/06/23

669 845

2015/06/24

666 918

2015/06/25

668 623

2015/06/26

662 240

2015/06/27

642 001

2015/06/28

598 845

2015/06/29

662 150

2015/06/30

678 103

2015/07/01

669 141

2015/07/02

670 101

2015/07/03

665 420

2015/07/04

632 214

2015/07/05

615 172

2015/07/06

654 321

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/07/07

667 525

2015/07/08

663 161

2015/07/09

657 342

2015/07/10

653 336

2015/07/11

626 462

2015/07/12

606 680

2015/07/13

658 591

2015/07/14

674 178

2015/07/15

651 307

2015/07/16

657 591

2015/07/17

662 343

2015/07/18

634 578

2015/07/19

590 284

2015/07/20

649 609

2015/07/21

649 751

2015/07/22

668 486

2015/07/23

670 627

2015/07/24

658 947

2015/07/25

622 613

2015/07/26

609 759

2015/07/27

665 270

2015/07/28

671 639

2015/07/29

669 020

2015/07/30

657 291

2015/07/31

679 727

2015/08/01

637 311

2015/08/02

607 729

2015/08/03

636 299

2015/08/04

642 524

2015/08/05

651 050

2015/08/06

642 989

2015/08/07

646 820

2015/08/08

606 894

2015/08/09

583 584

2015/08/10

603 617

2015/08/11

657 160

2015/08/12

660 460

2015/08/13

646 812

2015/08/14

648 734

2015/08/15

602 957

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/08/17

626 974

2015/08/18

635 440

2015/08/19

634 955

2015/08/20

632 887

2015/08/21

623 709

2015/08/22

596 125

2015/08/23

582 524

2015/08/24

616 890

2015/08/25

620 678

2015/08/26

624 544

2015/08/27

622 084

2015/08/28

610 296

2015/08/29

578 111

2015/08/30

570 841

2015/08/31

615 499

2015/09/01

622 811

2015/09/02

628 798

2015/09/03

637 396

2015/09/04

659 525

2015/09/05

624 540

2015/09/06

592 077

2015/09/07

627 980

2015/09/08

644 515

2015/09/09

636 993

2015/09/10

635 199

2015/09/11

638 149

2015/09/12

615 652

2015/09/13

586 444

2015/09/14

620 244

2015/09/15

633 865

2015/09/16

631 170

2015/09/17

631 164

2015/09/18

636 441

2015/09/19

606 490

2015/09/20

594 972

2015/09/21

644 197

2015/09/22

640 287

2015/09/23

631 009

2015/09/24

591 012

2015/09/25

610 111

Date

Eskom Generation(MWh)

2015/09/26

592 081

2015/09/27

571 277

2015/09/28

617 732

2015/09/29

642 341

2015/09/30

639 808

2015/10/01

634 253

2015/10/02

638 957

2015/10/03

604 244

2015/10/04

584 857

2015/10/05

630 257

2015/10/06

645 349

2015/10/07

645 239

2015/10/08

642 990

2015/10/09

638 493

2015/10/10

599 265

2015/10/11

586 398

2015/10/12

632 374

2015/10/13

640 141

2015/10/14

644 053

2015/10/15

634 139

(1)(b)

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2014/11/30

614 773

2014/12/01

652 504

2014/12/02

658 698

2014/12/03

666 501

2014/12/04

667 600

2014/12/05

661 519

2014/12/06

631 278

2014/12/07

617 190

2014/12/08

659 295

2014/12/09

667 839

2014/12/10

662 811

2014/12/11

659 975

2014/12/12

651 849

2014/12/13

623 061

2014/12/14

602 952

2014/12/15

642 892

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2014/12/16

630 796

2014/12/17

641 361

2014/12/18

646 228

2014/12/19

640 496

2014/12/20

604 096

2014/12/21

593 812

2014/12/22

620 334

2014/12/23

614 089

2014/12/24

599 689

2014/12/25

559 594

2014/12/26

549 761

2014/12/27

562 026

2014/12/28

562 926

2014/12/29

582 607

2014/12/30

590 377

2014/12/31

591 629

2015/01/01

552 386

2015/01/02

578 062

2015/01/03

584 390

2015/01/04

580 635

2015/01/05

624 267

2015/01/06

641 990

2015/01/07

650 941

2015/01/08

654 458

2015/01/09

658 410

2015/01/10

624 717

2015/01/11

611 978

2015/01/12

664 274

2015/01/13

678 964

2015/01/14

676 747

2015/01/15

674 977

2015/01/16

667 243

2015/01/17

628 761

2015/01/18

611 902

2015/01/19

668 597

2015/01/20

678 586

2015/01/21

682 946

2015/01/22

681 396

2015/01/23

677 922

2015/01/24

638 834

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/01/25

623 534

2015/01/26

673 947

2015/01/27

681 891

2015/01/28

672 377

2015/01/29

676 011

2015/01/30

669 748

2015/01/31

630 383

2015/02/01

610 002

2015/02/02

660 164

2015/02/03

666 711

2015/02/04

681 407

2015/02/05

676 212

2015/02/06

674 520

2015/02/07

638 341

2015/02/08

625 706

2015/02/09

684 858

2015/02/10

696 146

2015/02/11

701 262

2015/02/12

704 915

2015/02/13

701 343

2015/02/14

662 979

2015/02/15

636 190

2015/02/16

678 073

2015/02/17

678 782

2015/02/18

683 821

2015/02/19

691 391

2015/02/20

690 313

2015/02/21

649 175

2015/02/22

629 863

2015/02/23

680 422

2015/02/24

690 519

2015/02/25

688 200

2015/02/26

693 423

2015/02/27

678 878

2015/02/28

632 385

2015/03/01

615 989

2015/03/02

669 051

2015/03/03

674 638

2015/03/04

675 675

2015/03/05

678 546

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/03/06

678 138

2015/03/07

644 353

2015/03/08

622 464

2015/03/09

677 087

2015/03/10

685 801

2015/03/11

687 776

2015/03/12

688 292

2015/03/13

689 000

2015/03/14

650 059

2015/03/15

625 750

2015/03/16

677 776

2015/03/17

684 592

2015/03/18

686 001

2015/03/19

687 755

2015/03/20

682 914

2015/03/21

644 010

2015/03/22

630 664

2015/03/23

683 404

2015/03/24

687 956

2015/03/25

685 945

2015/03/26

690 873

2015/03/27

669 502

2015/03/28

632 650

2015/03/29

608 103

2015/03/30

661 626

2015/03/31

669 967

2015/04/01

668 627

2015/04/02

651 398

2015/04/03

594 235

2015/04/04

590 128

2015/04/05

579 514

2015/04/06

589 727

2015/04/07

655 740

2015/04/08

666 176

2015/04/09

672 502

2015/04/10

672 108

2015/04/11

637 678

2015/04/12

619 241

2015/04/13

663 577

2015/04/14

677 597

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/04/15

677 271

2015/04/16

679 907

2015/04/17

671 634

2015/04/18

645 426

2015/04/19

630 322

2015/04/20

669 247

2015/04/21

679 860

2015/04/22

683 606

2015/04/23

679 504

2015/04/24

680 109

2015/04/25

635 071

2015/04/26

611 130

2015/04/27

624 250

2015/04/28

666 329

2015/04/29

668 547

2015/04/30

663 547

2015/05/01

617 955

2015/05/02

612 217

2015/05/03

617 004

2015/05/04

662 729

2015/05/05

679 554

2015/05/06

675 633

2015/05/07

686 368

2015/05/08

683 972

2015/05/09

653 427

2015/05/10

630 569

2015/05/11

680 763

2015/05/12

684 688

2015/05/13

683 584

2015/05/14

683 452

2015/05/15

680 843

2015/05/16

652 459

2015/05/17

627 987

2015/05/18

672 777

2015/05/19

682 316

2015/05/20

680 819

2015/05/21

684 597

2015/05/22

678 270

2015/05/23

649 686

2015/05/24

636 941

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/05/25

680 562

2015/05/26

691 093

2015/05/27

689 785

2015/05/28

687 883

2015/05/29

678 297

2015/05/30

636 299

2015/05/31

624 217

2015/06/01

663 832

2015/06/02

678 966

2015/06/03

687 834

2015/06/04

699 092

2015/06/05

702 533

2015/06/06

677 867

2015/06/07

653 802

2015/06/08

694 948

2015/06/09

703 928

2015/06/10

716 499

2015/06/11

716 836

2015/06/12

714 953

2015/06/13

661 765

2015/06/14

640 077

2015/06/15

673 059

2015/06/16

650 032

2015/06/17

706 515

2015/06/18

711 768

2015/06/19

705 245

2015/06/20

669 921

2015/06/21

650 940

2015/06/22

697 149

2015/06/23

706 460

2015/06/24

706 658

2015/06/25

706 221

2015/06/26

697 005

2015/06/27

672 992

2015/06/28

651 838

2015/06/29

688 460

2015/06/30

698 407

2015/07/01

692 949

2015/07/02

693 312

2015/07/03

690 260

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/07/04

653 354

2015/07/05

637 854

2015/07/06

679 880

2015/07/07

698 275

2015/07/08

692 722

2015/07/09

686 403

2015/07/10

682 469

2015/07/11

655 458

2015/07/12

635 239

2015/07/13

685 843

2015/07/14

698 754

2015/07/15

695 409

2015/07/16

691 166

2015/07/17

696 565

2015/07/18

660 855

2015/07/19

646 471

2015/07/20

683 527

2015/07/21

690 396

2015/07/22

699 851

2015/07/23

708 383

2015/07/24

701 131

2015/07/25

670 257

2015/07/26

651 721

2015/07/27

694 919

2015/07/28

700 715

2015/07/29

704 311

2015/07/30

698 663

2015/07/31

703 594

2015/08/01

661 007

2015/08/02

636 444

2015/08/03

682 407

2015/08/04

689 477

2015/08/05

692 994

2015/08/06

690 907

2015/08/07

678 144

2015/08/08

638 883

2015/08/09

614 219

2015/08/10

628 776

2015/08/11

681 094

2015/08/12

685 460

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/08/13

679 649

2015/08/14

677 149

2015/08/15

634 823

2015/08/16

607 120

2015/08/17

652 403

2015/08/18

660 354

2015/08/19

657 677

2015/08/20

657 116

2015/08/21

647 200

2015/08/22

617 489

2015/08/23

604 102

2015/08/24

644 647

2015/08/25

645 891

2015/08/26

646 045

2015/08/27

644 655

2015/08/28

634 684

2015/08/29

601 424

2015/08/30

591 426

2015/08/31

632 223

2015/09/01

669 042

2015/09/02

676 263

2015/09/03

682 373

2015/09/04

700 260

2015/09/05

661 441

2015/09/06

636 233

2015/09/07

675 372

2015/09/08

687 079

2015/09/09

677 477

2015/09/10

678 821

2015/09/11

678 059

2015/09/12

653 847

2015/09/13

629 895

2015/09/14

670 489

2015/09/15

679 680

2015/09/16

675 104

2015/09/17

676 985

2015/09/18

682 142

2015/09/19

653 659

2015/09/20

637 410

2015/09/21

688 762

Date

Customer Demand

MWh

2015/09/22

683 341

2015/09/23

673 321

2015/09/24

633 573

2015/09/25

650 464

2015/09/26

629 960

2015/09/27

617 185

2015/09/28

661 945

2015/09/29

675 770

2015/09/30

675 378

2015/10/01

662 080

2015/10/02

665 036

2015/10/03

630 343

2015/10/04

611 024

2015/10/05

658 813

2015/10/06

669 966

2015/10/07

670 396

2015/10/08

668 657

2015/10/09

670 214

2015/10/10

633 378

2015/10/11

615 977

2015/10/12

662 540

2015/10/13

671 910

2015/10/14

673 013

2015/10/15

667 974

(2) It is very difficult to comment on the increase or decrease in the electricity generation or demand as the period from November 2014 to October 2015 includes all the seasons and tariff periods; and no comparative period is given. In general, the demand has been normal.

(2)(a) There is a trend of somewhat reducing Eskom generation during the specified period, as IPPs are able to replace some of the Eskom generation (most of them are currently self-dispatched) the reliance on Eskom generation is reducing.

(2)(b) There are no abnormal trends seen over the specified period. The customer demand varies significantly depending on the weather, winter demand being higher than summer demand. This is true for both residential and industrial customers.

02 November 2015 - NW3729

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the detailed reasons for Denel’s acquisition of BAE Land Systems SA, which led to Denel exhausting its cash reserves; (2) what has been the detailed, real impact of the specified acquisition on the financial status of Denel; (3) will Denel’s exhaustion of cash reserves affect its employees and contractors; if so, what will the extent of this impact be; (4) will all (a) employees and (b) suppliers be paid on time and in full; (5) what total amount is owed by Denel to its contractors?

Reply:

(1) Cash Reserves

  1. The impression that the acquisition of Land System South Africa (LSSA) by Denel led to the exhaustion of Denel’s cash reserves is not correct. The acquisition was funded separately from Denel’s cash reserves. The acquisition is fully financed by financial institutions and has had no impact on the cash reserves of Denel.

Strategic Relevance of LSSA

i. LSSA is of critical sovereign importance to the country from a national security point of view, as the company is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and continues to support and maintain all strategic military vehicles and some landward logistical equipment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). These vehicles include the Olifant Main Battle Tank (weapon platform and turret); Ratel; Rooikat Platform; Samil logistic trucks; Casspir; Mamba; Hornet; G6 Platform and Floatable Foldable Bridging Systems (FFB).

ii. Secondly, acquiring LSSA into a state owned company such as Denel was logical for purposes of securing the design and manufacturing capability

iii. In addition, LSSA has a proven track record for financial self-sustainability through its renowned diversified market portfolio incorporating key strategic export markets which the Denel Group can leverage on.

Capabilities

i) The world class level 4 capability of LSSA, together with the world class level 5 systems integration capability of Denel, will open new markets for the design and production of multi-purpose armoured vehicles.

(2)

  • The immediate impact is the increase in total assets with the acquired asset of R855 million with a contra increase in Liabilities by the loan funding that asset of R855 million. There is therefore no impact on the net asset value, nor cash reserves of the company. The acquisition of LSSA is supported by a robust business case, which is expected to increase the net asset value of Denel by approximately R1 billion after payments of the loans and interest in the next 3 years.
  • Since the acquisition by Denel, LSSA has signed contracts to the value of about R1.5bn which are now in execution phase. Within a period of less than 6 months since the acquisition, LSSA‘s prospects have substantially increased from the business case Denel used to value the business. Therefore, Denel is convinced that the acquisition is complementary to its current business and makes good business sense.

(3) No cash exhaustion as a result of the acquisition has occurred. Denel’s cash balance as at the end of September 2015 is R1.4 billion (including the ring-fenced cash).

(4)

  • All employees have always been and will continue to be paid on time.
  • Denel’s order book has grown to levels that result in sales coverage of not less than 7 years. The order book level implies an average growth (year on year) of no less than 12% and as a normal course of business, organisations in this growth cycle will occasionally experience some normal day to day cash challenges. Denel continues to pay its suppliers on a daily basis. The SOC has entered into deferment agreements with a core of about 10% of its suppliers.

(5) As 30 September 2015, Denel owed contractors and/or suppliers an amount of R390 million. To date, Denel has paid an amount of R205 million. There are deferment agreements with the suppliers who have not yet been paid.

09 October 2015 - NW3566

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any state-owned enterprise engaged the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years; if not, why not in each specified case; if so, in each specified case (i) what is the name of the state-owned enterprise, (ii) why were the specified services engaged, (iii) when did the specified services (aa) begin and (bb) end and (iv) what was the (aa) total amount and (bb) breakdown of the specified amount spent by each specified state-owned enterprise?          NW4233

Reply:

ALEXKOR SOC LTD:

Alexkor did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years. 

DENEL SOC LTD:

 

Denel did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years. 

SAFCOL SOC LTD:

SAFCOL did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years. 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS SOC LTD:

SA Express did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years.

TRANSNET SOC LTD:

Transnet did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the in the (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15

(c) 2015-2016 R1 400 000.00.

ESKOM SOC LTD:

 

Eskom did not engage the services of Foresight Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd in the in
the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years.

 

 

 

 

07 October 2015 - NW3410

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, since her reply to question 483 on 4 May 2015 and question 3010 on 1 September 2015, in the light of the poverty of the pensioners of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund, she will consider to expeditiously finalise the adjustment of the 2% rule for the specified pensioners and to urgently investigate the financial status of the specified pension funds in order to give these pensioners an inflation-linked increase at the beginning of 2016 that will be higher than the maximum increase of 2%; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she will consider submitting an application for National Treasury to make a direct payment to these pensioners in order to bring financial relief; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether, in the light of the financial situation of the pensioners, she will consider implementing on an annual basis the parliamentary finding on 1 November 2010 (details furnished) and recommendation regarding a financial injection, further bonuses and inflation-linked increases; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details??

Reply:

  1. As per the response provided to PQ 483, along with the Minister of Finance, I am currently considering the proposal to adjust the pension fund rules to amend the 2% rule and will provide a response in due course.
  2. The rules of the fund stipulate that only when the fund is unable to meet its financial obligations, will there be a requirement for Transnet to inject money into the fund. Should Transnet not be in a position to inject the required funds in order for the Pension fund to meet its financial obligations, then the state will be required to inject funds directly into the fund. At this stage, the fund is able to meet its financial obligations and accordingly there is no legal obligation in terms of the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act of 1989, for either Transnet and/or the State to make a direct payment to the Pension Funds.
  3. Transnet has complied with the recommendations of the Portfolio Committee in as far as the payment of bonuses to the pensioners are concerned. Since 2010, Transnet has to date paid over R2.2 billion in ad hoc bonuses to the pensioners belonging to the TPF and TSDBF. With regard to the recommendation relating to financial injection and inflation-linked increases, please refer to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this response.

 

07 October 2015 - NW3589

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the Eskom’s coal-fired power stations and the fact that a number of the specified power stations will be decommissioned in the near future, does Eskom have plans in place to convert the specified coal-fired power stations into natural gas power stations; if not, why not; if so, (a) which power stations will be converted, (b) when will each of the specified power station be converted, (c) where will the natural gas be sourced from and (d) what is the projected cost of the specified conversions?

Reply:

The first coal-fired Power Station to be decommissioned will be Camden Power Station, anticipated to take place in 2020. Eskom has already commenced with a study to look at various options for the current coal fired Power Station fleet. There are currently no firm plans to convert from coal-fired to natural gas. Gas options will depend on the technical feasibility, availability of gas and environmental considerations.

(a) Not applicable.

(b) Not applicable.

(c) Not applicable.

(d) Not applicable.

06 October 2015 - NW3583

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) How many contracts does Eskom have with a certain company (name and details furnished); (2) what is the (a) nature, (b) value and (c) details of each of the specified contracts; (3) have all the specified contracts followed the prescribed tender process; if not, what are the reasons for deviation from the prescribed tender process; (4) in respect of what other financial or business interests is Eskom directly and indirectly contracted with the businesses owned by a certain family?

Reply:

(1) Eskom has 1 (one) contract for the supply of coal with Tegeta Exploration and Resources.

(2) (a-c) The details of the contract are commercially sensitive as per contractual terms. The contract is for the supply of coal to Eskom.

(3) The contract followed the relevant governance process for the commodity in question.

(4) We are able to conduct a search based on companies information. The member is therefore requested to provide specific information.




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22 September 2015 - NW3341

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Why did Transnet not pay out the bonus expected by the middle of 2015 to pensioners who are members of the Transport Pension Fund and the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund and are drawing a pension of R15 000 or less per year?

Reply:

As responded to in PQ3010 submitted on 27 August 2015, the ex gratia payments made by Transnet to qualifying pensioners of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund and the Transnet Sub Fund of the Transport Pension Fund are discretionary amounts. No decision has been taken by Transnet to make a payment in the 2015 calendar year.




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22 September 2015 - NW3350

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether any (a) specified board member, (b) specified executive management member and (c) any other employee of any specified state owned entities travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year; if so, what was the (i) purpose of each specified visit and (ii)(aa) total cost and (bb) breakdown of such costs of each specified visit?

Reply:

ALEXKOR:

Dates travelled: 28 March 2014 to 03 April 2014

(a) Chairperson

(b) Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer

(c) None

(i) To explore and source funding on a potential collaboration project relating to Alexkor’s

diversification strategy.

(ii)    (aa) R231,475       TOTAL

        (bb) R167,961       Flights

R 63,514 Accommodation

R NIL Allowance

DENEL:

Dates travelled: 01 to 07 December 2014

(a) None

(b) Group Executive Business Development

(c) None

(i) Represented Denel as part of Presidential visit, combined with a follow-up visit to

the UAE and Saudi Arabia on business projects.

(ii) (aa) R 69 300.00 TOTAL

     (bb) R 45 000.00 (ESTIMATE) Flights

R 18 500.00 Accommodation

R 5 800.00 Allowance

 

Dates travelled: 27 to 29 August 2014

(a) None

(b) Group Executive Business Development

(c) None

(i) Represented Denel as part of the official Defence Committee meeting and to

meet on Denel business with Poly Technologies.

(ii) (aa) R 56 300.00 TOTAL

     (bb) R 45 000.00 (ESTIMATE) Flights

R 8 500.00 Accommodation

R 2 800.00 Allowance

SAFCOL:

Dates travelled: 09 to 15 January 2015

(a) Chairperson

(b) Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer

(c) District Manager

(i) The purpose of the trip was to visit China FOMA, a Chinese State Owned

company with the aim of exploring mutually beneficial projects.

(ii) (aa) R200 654.46 TOTAL

     (bb) R139 525.56 Flights

R NIL Accommodation

R 61 128.90 Allowance

SA EXPRESS:

a)  None
b)  None
c)  None
(i) R0
(ii)   (aa) R0
       (bb) R0

TRANSNET:

Two members from the Acquisition and Disposals Committee (a sub-committee of the Board) accompanied by five members of Transnet’s Executive Management travelled to China to, inter alia, confirm the facilities of locomotive bidders, commission locomotive prototypes and meet Transnet employees who were spending long periods of time in training and capacity building initiatives in China in line with the skills transfer clauses in the contract.

Approximately 185 trainees have been exposed to the training as a consequence of the locomotive contracts in China.

All costs related to such travel are capitalised as per the contract and are included in the cost of the contracts as announced.

ESKOM:

(a) No board member travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial year.

(a)(i) Not applicable.

(a)(ii)(aa) Not applicable.

(a)(ii)(bb) Not applicable.

(b) Yes, 1 executive member travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial years.

(b)(i) The executive member travelled to China to attend the Annual GO2015 (organization for

large power grid operators, in excess of 50GW).

(b)(ii)(aa) R42 658.83.

(b)(ii)(bb)

Flight ticket

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

R33 482.00

R0

R2 675.83

R6 501.00

(c) Yes, 23 employees travelled to China in the 2014-15 financial years.

(c)(i)

The following employees travelled to China for the following purpose:

Employee

reason for trip

1

Observe supplier audit

2

Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) outward mission

3

Factory evaluations

4

Intergovernmental meeting

5

Observe supplier audit

6

Factory Acceptance Testing for equipment for Ingula

7

Observe supplier audit

8

Factory accreditation

9

Attend DTI Nuclear Energy Investments

10

Official Visit – Accompanying Minister of Energy

11

Factory Acceptance Testing for equipment for Ingula

12

Global efficiency lighting forum

13

IMWA conference in China (sponsored)

14

Factory accreditation

15

High Voltage (HV) testing

16

Executive Committee + Conference

17

IHA board meeting

18

Factory Evaluations

19

Accompany Minister of Energy on an official visit

20

Observe Supplier Audit

21

Accompany Minister of Energy on an official visit

22

Factory evaluations

23

Accompany Department of Energy

(c)(ii)(aa) R 552 254.44

(c)(ii)(bb)

No of Employee

Flight ticket

(R)

Transport

(R)

Accommodation

(R)

Meals

(R)

Total

(R)

1

13 946.17

0

8 650.00

2 265.13

24 861.30

2

16 440.78

440.00

26 060.00

327.03

43 267.81

3

6 616.00

0

9 968.12

217.62

16 801.74

4

16 061.39

0

17 169.78

1 380.20

34 611.37

5

13 946.17

0

8 650.00

2 007.05

24 603.22

6

11 144.00

0

4 861.52

1 166.82

17 172.34

7

13 946.17

3 315.00

8 650.00

2 355.80

28 266.97

8

31 611.00

1 060.20

7 138.36

236.84

40 046.40

9

11 899.00

0

6 251.60

285.65

18 436.25

10

16061.39

0

4652.90***

0

20 714.29

11

10 706.00

0

8400.00

1 034.00

20 140.00

12

*

*

*

*

0

12

**

**

**

**

0

14

13 343.00

0

9560.00

0

22 903.00

15

6 616.00

4 635.60

7 112.54

743.69

19 107.83

16

9 177.00

396.94

10 596.68

815.35

20 985.97

17

13 528.00

0

22 881.99

0

36 409.99

18

6 616.00

0

8 605.35

535.68

15 757.03

19

16 061.39

0

17 169.78

1 436.93

34 668.10

20

13 946.17

0

8 650.00

0

22 596.17

21

16 061.39

0

17 169.78

1 596.20

34 827.37

22

6 616.00

1 095.72

9 579.60

5 415.70

22 707.02

23

16 061.39

0

17 169.78

139.10

33 370.27

TOTAL

280 404.41

10 943.46

238 947.78

21 958.79

552 254.44

*Sponsored by UNEP

**Sponsored by UFS

***This amount was deducted from the employee’s salary.


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