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23 May 2018 - NW800

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the term of the current interim board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has a specific date by which it will come to an end; if not, what legal provisions does his department rely on as a justification for the indefinite term for the interim board; if so, on what date will the term of the interim board end; (2) (a) what legal provisions did his department rely on when it appointed the interim board and (b) by what date will a full-time board be put in place?

Reply:

1. The Board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is appointed with effect from 12 April 2018 for a period not exceeding 12 months.

2. (a) Section 24 of the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Service Act 9 0f 1989.

(b) The Board of Control of PRASA was appointed on 12 April 2018.

17 May 2018 - NW637

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether any new members on the Air Service Licensing Board were appointed in accordance with the Air Service Licensing Act, Act 115 of 1990, during the period 30 March 2017 to 26 February 2018; if so, (2) whether the specified persons appointed during the specified period possessed the required expertise and experience in aviation as determined by section 4(1) of the said Act; if so, in what way this expertise and experience had been verified; (3) whether consultation with the stakeholders took place as determined by section 4(2); if so, (a) on what date and (b) with whom such consultation was held; (4) whether the reappointment of the existing members had been considered during the specified period; if so, can he provide Adv A de W Alberts with a copy of the letter that was addressed to his department allegedly stating that consideration had been given to such reappointment and that a decision was taken against it and that his department had been instructed to advertise these posts?

Reply:

1. With reference to the question of Hounarable Adv A De Albets, it should be clarified that the Minister of Transport is still investigating the appointment of the Air Service Licensing Board members, in order to determine if the Board was properly constituted in terms of the Air Licensing Act, Act 115 of 1990.

(2) to (4) Falls away

07 May 2018 - NW534

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why were only certain houses belonging to Transnet in Reunion, South of Durban, sold to some of the tenants and (b) on what basis was it decided which houses would be sold or not?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

                                                        

(a)      With regards to Reunion Houses, Residents were invited to purchase houses from 2000 until 2004 (most house were sold in this period).

(b) In 2004 a general moratorium was issues by DPE to stop all sales of state properties, and residents that were still waiting to purchase were affected.

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04 May 2018 - NW1170

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 3817 on 28 November 2017, (a) on what date will legislation be amended to match the legislation of all other Southern African Development Community countries and (b) why has the specified legislation not been amended to date?

Reply:

a) As the Honourable Member is aware, the development of legislation is a process which entails various consultations and stakeholder engagements prior to its implementation and coming into effect. For that reason, my Department cannot with absolute certainty determine a date on which a legislation will be amended.

b) There have not been discussions about the possible amendment to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 (Regulation 224) which sets the overall height of any other motor vehicle at four-point three meter (4.3m).

04 May 2018 - NW1169

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) On what date does he intend to implement the Road Freight Strategy approved by Cabinet on 24 May 2017 and (b) why has the specified strategy not yet been implemented?

Reply:

a) The Department of Transport is in the process of developing an Integrated Implementation Plan to heighten the roles and responsibilities of all relevant implementing agencies. This is due to the fact that implementation relies largely on different departments such as DPE, NATIONAL TREASURY, the DTI, TRANSNET, Provinces and Municipalities and the Private sector generally. We have ascertained the different needs of provinces and municipalities towards implementation, areas of collaboration with the private sector have also been established.

To this end, the DOT has begun the process towards implementation, notably, the provincial road shows, industry planning meetings, bilateral with DPE and TRANSNET to ascertain rail state of readiness to take on the rail friendly commodities that will be migrating to rail from road. We note the enthusiasm from Transnet on the road to rail migration. We have also been in discussion with RTMC and NPA on the utilisation of Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) for prosecution. The legislation division is working on the charges that need to be affected for this to come to fruition.

We have also had discussions with Cross Border Road Transport Agency to determine their regulatory system, its imminent expansion and how integration can be sought.

The implementation of the RFS is DOT co-ordinated, whilst the actual implementation lies with various agencies, State Owned Companies, Departments, other spheres of government and the Private sector.

b) The strategy is being implemented gradually, and the Integrated Implementation Plan (IIP) will further qualify the different responsibilities and responsible persons from the noted implementing agencies (Reference to (a)).

04 May 2018 - NW1168

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 1428 on 5 June 2017, what are the details of each settlement that was reached with each respective employee?

Reply:

i) The dismissals of all three (3) former employees were set aside;

ii) All legal fees due to the Corporation by the former employees were written-off; and

iii) Advocate Morule, Dr Hlengani Moyana and Mr Thabo Tsholetsane were paid R1,100 000; R1,500 000 and R150 000, respectively as a full and final settlement of the matter (including all pending litigation cases).

 

04 May 2018 - NW1167

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) By what date will payments be made to the plaintiff in case CAS 813/01/2014 (details furnished) and (b) why have payments not yet been made to date?

Reply:

(a) Payment of the capital awarded to the plaintiff in case CAS 813/01/2014 was made on 18 February 2018 and the party-and-party costs were paid on 18 December 2017; and, payment in respect of future medical expenses will be made as and when claims are submitted and assessed under the Undertaking issued as part of the settlement and; (b) payments have been made.

 

 

04 May 2018 - NW1077

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department has done any upgrading of public transport facilities and services to and from healthcare facilities since 1 January 2012; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each healthcare facility that has seen the specified upgrade and (b) are the relevant details of each specified upgrade?

Reply:

The three spheres of Government share responsibilities for different aspects of public transport operations and infrastructure. From a national perspective the Department through the Passenger Rail Agency will be rolling out upgraded rail infrastructure and services in line with the recapitalisation programme of Metrorail. In several cities, rail lines provide connections to health care facilties especially in city CBDs and in township hubs. The Department will confirm the specific operational upgrades in due course once the rail corridor based infrastructure and service improvements are completed from 2018/19 onwards.

With regard to road based public transport, the Department has been funding 13 cities through the Public Transport Network Grant to improve the quality of services. Four cities are currently operating a Phase 1 service and another five cities will either pilot or launch services in 2018/19.

In several cities these upgraded services such as Rea Vaya in Johannesburg and My Citi in Cape Town served major health care facilties such as the Phase 1a and b or Rea Vaya which link Soweto with Rahima Moosa, Chris Hani Baragwanath, Charlotte Maxeke Hospitals etc. The My Citi N2 Express serves Lentegeur Hospital in Mitchells Plain Cape Town. In Tshwane the current A re Yeng pilot phase connects to Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

Upcoming projects in 2018/19 will serve the Tembisa Hospital in Ekurhuleni with the Harambee BRT. By 2021/22 the Department expects all 13 cities to be operating at least one major township to CBD trunk route that will serve the major health facilities on both these ends.

04 May 2018 - NW1040

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 458 on 8 March 2018 regarding the Rail Safety Regulator Level Crossing Technical Committees, (a) on what date will such a committee be established in the Free State and (b) what are the reasons for the delay in the establishment of the committee?

Reply:

a) The Committee in the Free State will be established on 17 August 2018.

b) The delay in establishing the Committee was caused by Provincial restructuring.

04 May 2018 - NW1039

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 376 on 8 March 2018, (a)(i) what officials will he not retain and (ii) why not, in each case, (b)(i) what new officials will he bring into this office and (ii) why, in each case and (c) what are the cost implications in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) what officials will he not retain and (ii) why not, in each case,

Job title

(a)(i)

Employees that will not be retained

(a)(ii)

reason

Chief of Staff Salary level 14

R1 127 334pa

Not retained

As prescribed in paragraph 3.3 of the Financial Manual 2016, the contract employment of employees should terminate at the end of the first month after the month, in which the term of the Executive Authority terminates, for any reason. Employees in the Transport Ministry were appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the then Minister, Mr M J Maswanganyi, MP. Subsequently, their employment contracts terminated on 31 March 2018.

Registry Clerk, Pretoria

Salary level 6

R183 558pa

Not retained

As above

Messenger/Driver, Pretoria

Salary level 4

R127 851pa

Not retained

Retires on 30 April 2018.

Food Service Aid, Pretoria

Salary level 3

R107 886pa

Retained

Re-appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Salary level 13

R948 174pa

Not retained

As prescribed in paragraph 3.3 of the Financial Manual 2016, the contract employment of employees should terminate at the end of the first month after the month, in which the term of the Executive Authority terminates, for any reason. Employees in the Transport Ministry were appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the then Minister, Mr M J Maswanganyi, MP. Subsequently, their employment contracts terminated on 31 March 2018.

Deputy Director: Assistant Private Secretary

Salary level 11

R657 558pa

Not retained

As above

Assistant Administrative Secretary

Salary level 8

R281 418pa

Not retained

As above

Media Liaison Officer

Salary level 13

R948 174pa

Retained

Re-appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

Director: Cabinet Services

Salary level 13

R948 174pa

Not retained

As prescribed in paragraph 3.3 of the Financial Manual 2016, the contract employment of employees should terminate at the end of the first month after the month, in which the term of the Executive Authority terminates, for any reason. Employees in the Transport Ministry were appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the then Minister, Mr M J Maswanganyi, MP. Subsequently, their employment contracts terminated on 31 March 2018.

Parliamentary Officer

Salary level

R948 174pa

Not retained

As above

Administrative Secretary: Speech Writer

Salary level 11

R657 558pa

Not retained

As above

Receptionist / Secretary

(Cape Town)

Salary level 6

R183 558pa

Not retained

Laterally transferred to the Office of the Director-General, Cape Town

Special Adviser: Ministry

Salary level 15

R1 370 973pa

Not retained

As prescribed in paragraph 3.3 of the Financial Manual 2016, the contract employment of employees should terminate at the end of the first month after the month, in which the term of the Executive Authority terminates, for any reason. Employees in the Transport Ministry were appointed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the then Minister, Mr M J Maswanganyi, MP. Subsequently, their employment contracts terminated on 31 March 2018.

Project Manager: Ministerial Advisory Services

Salary level 15

R1 370 973pa

Not retained

As above

(b)(i) what new officials will he bring into this office and (ii) why, in each case and (c) what are the cost implications in each case?

(b)(i)

New employees

(b)(ii)

reason

(c)

Cost implication

Chief of Staff

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent, previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017. Laterally transferred to the Department and in terms of section 32 of the Public Service Act, 1994, directed to perform duties in the office of the Minister for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R1 127 334pa - same remuneration package – additional expenditure: once-off clothing allowance of R6360 and non-pensionable allowance of R6215pm; additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, i.e. R86 130.45pm and sessional and children allowance for March, R8904.00: total additional cost: R107 609.45

Office Administrator Gr II to the Chief of Staff: Transport Ministry

Post was vacant. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017.

R226 611pa - same remuneration package; no additional expenditure

Receptionist/Secretary (Pretoria)

vacant

NA

Registry Clerk, Pretoria

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017. Laterally transferred to the Department and in terms of section 32 of the Public Service Act, 1994, directed to perform duties in the office of the Minister for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R183 558pa – additional expenditure: additional salary for March 2018 for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, i.e. R16 711.50pm plus a non-pensionable allowance of R1415pm: total additional cost: R18 126.50.

Messenger/Driver, Pretoria

Previous post incumbent retires on 30 April 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017.

R127 851pa – saving of R52 212pa (former post incumbent on a higher salary notch due to pay progression)- additional expenditure: salary for March and April iro current post incumbent who retires on 30/4/2018, i.e. R35 392.50 plus non-pensionable allowance of R1415pm; total additional cost: R36 807.50

Food Service Aid, Pretoria

Previously employed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the former Minister. Contract terminates on 31 March 2018. Re-appointed on contract with effect from 1 April 2018 linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R107 886pa – same remuneration package; no additional cost

Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017. Laterally transferred to the Department and in terms of section 32 of the Public Service Act, 1994, directed to perform duties in the office of the Minister for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R948 174pa – same remuneration package - additional expenditure: once-off clothing allowance of R6360 and non-pensionable allowance R6215pm and additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, i.e. R52 044.06pm; sessional and children allowance for March, R7716.80: total additional cost: R72 335.86

Deputy Director: Assistant Private Secretary

Vacant

NA

Assistant Administrative Secretary

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017. Re-appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R281 418pa - same remuneration package - additional expenditure: once-off clothing allowance of R6360 and non-pensionable allowance R6215pm and additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, i.e. R23 451.50pm; sessional and children allowance for March, R7716.80: total additional cost: R43 807.30

Media Liaison Officer

Previously employed on contract for a period linked to the term of office of the former Minister. Contract terminates on 31 March 2018. Re-appointed on contract with effect from 1 April 2018 linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R948 174pa - same remuneration package; no additional expenditure

Director: Cabinet Services

Previously employed in the Office of the Minister at the Department of Higher Education and Training, until 30 November 2017. Laterally transferred to the Department and in terms of section 32 of the Public Service Act, 1994, directed to perform duties in the office of the Minister for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R1 006 374pa – post on same level, however, post incumbent on a higher salary notch due to pay progression – difference of R6875.00pm. in additional expenditure: additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, R67215.00pm and sessional and children allowance for March, R7716.80: total additional cost: R79 781.80

Administrative Secretary (Office Administration)

(Cape Town)

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister. Re-appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R948 174pa – post upgraded from level 11 to level 13 - additional expenditure: R24 218.00pm; additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, R23 451.50 and sessional and children allowance for March, R7716.80: total additional cost: R55 386.30

Parliamentary Officer

(Khasu)

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister. Re-appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R1 116 918.00pa - post on same level, however, post incumbent on a higher salary notch due to pay progression – difference of R14062.00pm; additional expenditure: additional salary for March 2018 iro the previous post incumbent, R73430.00pm and non-pensionable allowance R6215pm and sessional and children allowance for March, R8310.40: total additional cost: R102 017.40

Director: Speech Writing

(Bhengu)

Post created additional to the establishment. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister. Re-appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R948 174pa – additional to the establishment

Receptionist / Secretary

(Cape Town)

vacant

NA

Special Adviser: Ministry

(Sizani)

As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018. Appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R1 412 415 – post on same salary level - post incumbent on a higher salary as approved by DPSA – additional cost: R3453.25pm

Project Manager: Ministerial Advisory Services

(Sishi)

Post created additional to the establishment. As indicated in (a)(ii) above the previous post incumbent’s contract terminated on 31 March 2018.

R1 370 973pa - post on same salary level and remuneration package- no additional cost

Special Adviser: Ministry

(Nqandela)

Post additional to the establishment. Appointed on contract linked to the term of office of the Minister.

R1 391 541pa post incumbent on a higher salary as approved by DPSA – additional cost: R1714.00pm

Director

(Mncwabe)

Post created additional to the establishment. Current post incumbent previously employed in the Office of the Minister. Re-appointed on contract for a period of six months.

R1 116 918.00pa

Paragraph 3.3 of the Financial Manual 2016, provides for the contract employment of employees to terminate at the end of the first month after the month in which the term of the Executive Authority terminates, for any reason. In view of the fact that all contract employees in the Transport Ministry who served the previous Minister of Transport, Mr M J Maswanganyi, MP, were appointed for a period linked to the term of office of the Minister, employment contracts were therefore terminated on 31 March 2018.

04 May 2018 - NW1173

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a) What was the cost for each kilometre for construction of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bus Rapid Transport system and (b) what is the total number of kilometres that were constructed; (2) did the costs include (a) depots, (b) stations and (c) pedestrian bridges; if not, what are the details of additional costs for each kilometre?

Reply:

1. (a) The cost for each kilometre for construction of the City of Ekurhuleni’s Bus Rapid Transport system amount to R73.9 million

(b) The total number of kilometers constructed is at 11,238 kilometres

2. (a, b, c) The costs are for construction of dedicated us lanes and Sub-structures for the station The details of additional costs include the following:

  • Cost of relocation of services
  • Cost of delays due to the relocation of services
  • Cost of delays due to the delays in obtaining Water Use Licences
  • The reconstruction of existing lanes
  • Increased earthworks to accommodate two stations at acceptable gradients
  • Construction of Pioneer layers
  • The addition of Red Oxide to the concrete pavement for colouring
  • Additional drainage costs due to the specialised stormwater drainage system
  • Construction of additional mixed lanes

04 May 2018 - NW1172

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 3551 on 10 November 2017, why did a certain officer (name furnished) receive an accredited qualification without a driving licence at the time?

Reply:

Ms T C Zulu was enrolled into the Examiner of Vehicles course in 2015 because she was in possession of a code EC driving license which she obtained on the 6th August 2014.

Reg 2(1)(c) of the National Road Traffic Act 93/1996 prescribes that:

“The chief executive officer shall grade an examiner of vehicles as a – Grade C, if the diploma referred to in section 3D (1) of the Act indicates that such examiner is qualified to examine and test a motor vehicle of any class, except for a motorcycle or motor tricycle and such examiner holds a Code EC driving license for a manual transmission”

To date the above mentioned learner has not been issued with a diploma in examiner of vehicles, it is due to be issued soon.

25 April 2018 - NW948

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 455 on 13 March 2018, (a) why was information prior to the 2017 calendar year on planned maintenance not recorded, (b) what is being done to reduce the number of breakdowns and (c) what alternative technology to copper cables are being considered?

Reply:

a) Following an investigation into the reason for the absence of records for planned maintenance prior to 2017, it was discovered that these reports are in fact available in the Infrastructure Maintenance System. Attached, please find the requested reports.

b) As part of PRASA’s Modernisation Programme, PRASA is in the process of replacing the old signalling system through a national re-signalling programme. However, the impact of this programme has been hampered by the high levels of vandalism and cable theft in specific areas.

c) The current re-signalling program aims to minimize the use of copper cables in the rail network and optic fibre is preferred where ever possible e.g. communication between relay rooms (Main to Sub relay rooms). Unfortunately, power cables remain copper from the relay rooms to the signal apparatuses itself. These copper cables are concealed with a double layer of concrete to protect the cable from pilferage. Alternative technologies are vigorously pursued and innovations/developments in this area are closely monitored.

23 April 2018 - NW673

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the (a) plans, (b) time frames, (c) deadlines, (d) milestones in each province and (e) monitoring mechanisms with regard to the new rail infrastructure and its integration onto the existing rail infrastructure and network?

Reply:

Key programmes on the rail infrastructure network is reflected in the table below. All of these projects are multi-year projects and dates indicated on current projects are as per contracts.

Plans/Programme

Region

d)

Key Milestones

b &c)

Projected Completion Date

e)

Monitoring Mechanism

Re-Signalling Programme

KwaZulu/Natal (KZN)

 

25 Jun 2021

Project Progress meetings;

Monthly report;

APP;

Quarterly Report DOT

   

Phase 1: Pinetown line

20 Jul 2018

 
   

Phase 2: New Rossborough Centralised Traffic Control Centre (CTC)

16 May 2019

 
   

Phase 3A: Kwa Mashu to Temple

30 Nov 2018

 
   

Phase 3B: Avoca to Springfield

27 May 2020

 
   

Phase 4: Umlazi to Umbogintwini

23 Sep 2019

 
   

Phase 5: Clairwood to Crossmoor

05 Jun 2020

 
   

Phase 6: Berea to Congella

15 Oct 2020

 
   

Phase 7: Durban station

11 May 2021

 
 

Western Cape (WC)

 

30 Jun 2020

Project Progress Meeting ; Monthly report;

APP

Quarterly report to DOT

   

Regional Monitoring and Train Control Centre (RM&TCC)

30 June 2018

 
   

Phase 1.2: Wynberg – Simonstown, Crawford – Diep River

30 Apr 2018

 
   

Phase 1.4: Koeberg – Maitland - Hazendal

31 May 2018

 
   

Phase 1.3: Salt River - Kenilworth

31 Jul 2018

 
   

Phase 3.1: Cape Town - Woodstock (South)

30 Sep 2018

 
   

Phase 3.2: Cape Town - Woodstock (North)

31 Oct 2018

 
   

Phase 2.3: Esplanade - Ysterplaat

31 Jan 2019

 
   

Phase 1.1: Philippi - Kaptiensklip, Chris Hani

28 Feb 2020

 
   

Phase 2.2: Woltemade – Parow

31 Mar 2020

 
   

Phase 2.1: Langa - Nyanga, Bontheuwel – Sarepta

30 Apr 2020

 
   

Phase 4.1: Tygerberg – Bellville

31 May 2020

 
   

Phase 4.2: Kuils River - Strand, Eerste River - Muldersvlei

30 Jun 2020

 
 

Gauteng

 

28 Feb 2021

Project Progress meetings;

Monthly report;

APP;

Quarterly Report DOT

   

Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC)

Apr 2016 - Completed

 
   

Phase 1: Midway – Residentia

31 Mar 2016 – Completed

 
   

Phase 2: Kaalfontein – Leralla, Olifantsfontein – Irene

28 Nov 2016 – Completed

 
   

Phase 3: Randfontein – Roodepoort

15 May 2017 – Completed

 
   

Phase 4: Boksburg East – Springs, Daveyton – Alliance

15 Dec 2017 – Completed

 
   

Phase 5: George Goch – Geldenhuys, Benrose – Kaserne West, Booysens – Crown

03 Apr 2018

 
   

Phase 6: Rissik – Koedoespoort – Eerste Fabrieke

15 Dec 2019

 
   

Phase 7: Jeppe – Johannesburg – Braamfontein

25 Sep 2018

 
   

Phase 8: Centurion – Pretoria, Mitchell Street – Saulsville

07 Jan 2019

 
   

Phase 9: Kempton Park – Knights

11 Mar 2019

 
   

Phase 10: Langlaagte – Florida, Croesus

20 May 2019

 
   

Phase 11: New Canada – Naledi, Orlando – Kliptown

14 Oct 2019

 
   

Phase 12: Hercules – Belle Ombre, Capital Park East and West, Pretoria North – Mabopane, Rosslyn

23 Jun 2020

 
   

Phase 13: De Wildt

06 Jul 2020

 
   

Phase 14: Driehoek – Germiston, Angelo – Oosrand, Kutalo – Elsburg – Kwesine, India

01 Feb 2021

 

Blue Downs Rail Extension

Western Cape: Cape Town

Preliminary Design and EIA

Detail Design

Construction

Operations

Aim to commence Preliminary Design in 2018/19, thereafter timeframes can be confirmed with greater accuracy.

Allow for 4-6 month procurement process for phases leading up to Operations

12 – 15 months

6 months

  1. – 30 months

Programme Management office

Cape Town Intermodal Planning Committee

Depot Modernisation

Wolmerton

Gauteng North

Phase 1 complete

Phase 2 in testing & commissioning scheduled for completion by end March 2018

Phase 3 Consultants appointed

Designs complete

Contractor appointed

All construction complete

February 2019

February 2020

November 2021

March 2026

 

Depot Modernisation

Braamfontein

Gauteng South

Will be done in phases

Phase 1 awaiting appointment of contractor by PRASA Board. 12 month design and construction period envisaged

Phase 2

Consultants appointed

Designs complete

Contractor appointed

All construction complete

June 2019

March 2020

December 2021

June 2024

Project Progress meetings;

PRASA Tech Management Committee;

Monthly report;

APP;

Quarterly Report DOT

Depot Modernisation

Salt River

Western Cape

Will be done in Phases

Phase 1 will be advertised by June 2018 and construction will be complete by June 2021

Phase 2

Consultants appointed

Designs complete

Contractor appointed

All construction complete

December 2019

December 2020

December 2021

June 2025

PRASA Tech Management Committee;

Monthly Report;

APP

Quarterly Report DOT

Depot Modernisation

Durban Yard and Springfield

KZN

Consultants appointed

Designs complete

Contractor appointed

All construction complete

January 2019

January 2020

November 2021

March 2026

PRASA Tech Management Committee;

Monthly Report;

APP

Quarterly Report DOT

 

23 April 2018 - NW581

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

By what date will his department scrap the failing e-toll system that privatises public roads and which motorists are refusing to pay?

Reply:

As things stand, there are no plans to scrap the e-toll system. However there are ongoing discussions at National and Provincial governments. Once decision has been reached and finalised it will be communicated.

23 April 2018 - NW532

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the construction of the N1 bypass through extension 4 Nancefield outside Musina to Beitbridge, what (a) is the (i) budget and (ii) timeframe of the contract and (b) are the names of the contractors; (2) (a) what is the total number of households that are affected, (b) where are the affected households being relocated to and (c) what other compensation was offered to the affected households?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) Construction contract award value is R487 279 565,59 excluding CPA and VAT.

(ii) The 30 month construction contract commenced on 16 March 2016 and was scheduled to be completed by 15 September 2018. The contractor is however currently behind schedule and now only forecasts to complete in November 2019, with associated applicable contractual penalties to be applied by SANRAL.

(b) The contractor is Basil Read Limited

(2) (a) A total of 30 households in Musina Nancefield Ext 4 are affected due to their houses been within the new road reserve.

(b) The affected households are provided with new houses in Musina Nancefield Ext 10.

(c) Ownership of the affected stands vests with Musina local municipality. SANRAL compensated the municipality for the affected stands as well as for the new stands identified by the municipality. SANRAL is in the process of constructing new houses to all applicable national standards on the new stands at SANRAL’s cost. Compensation values per affected property have been determined by independent Professional Valuers appointed by SANRAL through negotiations with households and the municipality. The affected households also agreed to R3000 per household compensation for relocation costs to be paid by SANRAL.

23 April 2018 - NW531

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Gillooly’s interchange in Gauteng and the applications for billboards erected on the SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd properties such as bridges, (a) what is the total number of (i) applications that have been supported in each month, (ii) objections that have been lodged with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and (b) what were the reasons for (i) supporting and (ii) objecting the applications (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

Despite the presence of various billboards on bridges owned by SANRAL in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, none of these where applied for with SANRAL nor approved by SANRAL. These billboards are illegal and should be removed, but SANRAL is prevented in doing so by the dispute resolution mechanisms provided for in Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act with Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (they illegally approved these billboards) and litigation relating to similar billboards with one of the transgressors. Please see detailed answers to questions below.

a) (i)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(a) (ii)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = 2 objections lodged by SANRAL

(bbb) 2015-2016 = 13 objections lodged by SANRAL

(ccc) 2016-2017 = 22 objections lodged by SANRAL

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = 12 objections lodged by SANRAL

(b) (i)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received by SANRAL, so none supported by SANRAL.

(b) (ii)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = Do not comply to section 48 and 50 of the SA National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998 (Act no. 7)

(bbb) 2015-2016 = Do not comply to section 48 and 50 of the SA National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998 (Act no. 7)

(ccc) 2016-2017 = Do not comply to section 48 and 50 of the SA National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998 (Act no. 7)

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = Do not comply to section 48 and 50 of the SA National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act, 1998 (Act no. 7)

23 April 2018 - NW530

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Gillooly’s interchange in Gauteng and applications for billboard structures along roads, what is the total number of applications that (a) have been received in each month, (b)(i) were approved in each month and (ii) the reasons for approval in each case (c)(i) were rejected in each month and (ii) what are the reasons for rejection in each case (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

Despite the presence of various billboard structures at Gillooly’s Interchange, none of these where applied for with SANRAL nor approved by SANRAL. Please see detailed answers to questions below.

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received by SANRAL with regard to the Gillooly’s.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received by SANRAL with regard to the Gillooly’s.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received by SANRAL with regard to the Gillooly’s.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received by SANRAL with regard to the Gillooly’s.

(b)(i)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(b)(ii)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received, so none approved by SANRAL.

(c)(i)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL.

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL.

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL.

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL.

(c)(ii)

(aaa) 2014-2015 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL

(bbb) 2015-2016 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL

(ccc) 2016-2017 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL

(bb) since 1 April 2017 = No applications received, so none rejected by SANRAL.

20 April 2018 - NW898

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, what (a) are the operational costs of the BRT system and (b) proportion of the costs is covered by (i) fares, (ii) grants and (iii) any other source of funding?

Reply:

a) Total operating costs for 2017/2018 Financial year (FY) are R129, 134,245.00 with a projection of R258, 518,892.00 and R372, 900,948.00 for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years, respectively.

b) (i) A proportion of fares for 2017/2018 FY is R16,859,365.00 with a projection of R52,476,670.00 and R111,438138.00 for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Financial years, respectively.

(ii) Grants allocated for 2017/2018 FY is R700,718,000.00 with a projection of R671,906,000 and R670,650,000 for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Financial years, respectively.

(iii) Of the total operating costs, Council is funding R67, 979,972.00 for 2017/2018; with a projection of R311, 124,374.00 and R508, 413,969.00 for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years, respectively.

The above costs and projections are based on the starter service which has been operational since October 2017.

 

 

20 April 2018 - NW674

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) progress has been made with each investigation into Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) contracts above R10 million and (b) amount has been recovered in each case since 31 July 2017; (2) What (a) progress has been made with each investigation into Prasa contracts below R10 million and (b) amount has been recovered in each case since 31 July 2017?

Reply:

1. (a) National Treasury has submitted a report on the outcome of their investigation into contracts above R10 million, related to the recommendations made in the Public Protector’s Report, to the Interim Board of Control of PRASA for action.

The Treasury report was scrutinised by PRASA and PRASA has responded to National Treasury indicating that some of the findings were inaccurate and needed to be reviewed. National Treasury has therefore undertaken a process to reappoint the relevant service providers to review the disputed findings. Once the service providers are appointed, a review will take place and the findings will be finalised.

(b) No amounts have been recovered.

2. (a) There are no special investigations for contracts below R10 million. These are reported in the normal course of business as identified by either management or audit (internal or external).

(b) No amounts related to special investigations for contracts below R10 million have been recovered.

09 April 2018 - NW906

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road, how is the South African National Roads Agency Limited currently funding its work given that the first allocation of R1 billion according to the budget review will only be available after 1 April 2019?

Reply:

The upgrading of the existing section of the N2 Wild Coast Road East London and Port St Johns via Mthatha is being funded through the existing SANRAL non toll MTEF budget allocation and will not be a toll road.

The 2 mega bridges, Mtentu and Msikaba, are also being funded from confirmed SANRAL non toll budget allocations.

The new greenfield section of the N2 Wild Coast Road, which is still at design stage will be atoll scheme funded through a hybrid model comprising public non-toll funds and private funds. The non-toll budget allocation of R1billion has already been made in the 2019/20 MTEF budget allocation.

 

09 April 2018 - NW950

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to his reply to question 302 on 8 March 2018 regarding investigations into his department and entities reporting to him and the naming of officials who have since resigned, (a) why have these officials not been charged to date and (b) on what date will they be charged in each case?

Reply:

a) The official is not currently employed in any of the entities reporting to the Minister of Transport.

b) Not applicable, refer to response in a above

 

09 April 2018 - NW949

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the Pretoria High Court order regarding the inaction of the Airports Company of South Africa Board on the Chief Executive Officer and requests of reports on the specified matter by the Ministers of Transport and Finance, (a) when was the report submitted, (b) was it submitted on time, (c) what were the contents of the report and (d) what action does he intend taking in this regard going forward?

Reply:

a) The minister has requested a detailed report from the board regarding this matter and is yet to be received.

b) Refer to answer in a

c) Refer to answer in a

d) The Minister will engage the reports once made available and take the necessary steps.

 

09 April 2018 - NW905

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Transport

What is the funding model for the (a) N2 Wild Coast Toll Road and (b) bridges over the Mtentu and Msikaba Rivers?

Reply:

The funding models are as follows:

a) The upgrading of the existing section of the N2 Wild Coast Road between East London and Port St Johns via Mthatha is being funded through the SANRAL existing non-toll MTEF budget allocation and will not be a toll road.

The new greenfield section of the N2 Wild Coast Road between Port St Johns and the Mtanvuna River near Port Edward is to be funded using a hybrid funding model, consisting of SANRAL non-toll MTEF budget allocation for initial construction and Toll financing for future maintenance and operations.

b) The Msikaba and Mtentu bridges will both be funded entirely from SANRAL’s existing non-toll MTEF budget allocation.

 

05 April 2018 - NW843

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 3558 on 10 November 2017 regarding incomplete train stations, (a) what number of contracting companies have gone into liquidation (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 to date, (b) what are the implications and cost implications of each project for (i) Prasa and (ii) his department and (c) what mechanisms, processes and procedures are in place to measure the sustainability of contracting companies when appointed and (d)(i) when were the mechanisms, processes and procedures introduced and (ii) what outcomes have been experienced as at the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

With reference to the reply to question 3558 on 10 November 2017 regarding incomplete train stations:

a) None of the companies that were contracted to perform work on the stations went into liquidation (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 to date.

b) There are no additional implications, costs and otherwise, arising for (i) PRASA and (ii) the Department since none of the companies were liquidated.

c) Companies are required to submit financials, undergo bank rating when tendering, and during the contract phase, the company will submit security such as retention and a performance guarantee. In the building environment the contractors are monitored and assessed by an appointed project manager that they meet financial obligations of the contract, e.g. ensuring that the required plant, tool and material is available for the project.

d) (i) It has been an on-going requirement for every project/tender that is issued to the market.

(ii) None, since no contractors have negative outcomes, e.g. liquidation.

29 March 2018 - NW841

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to the Electronic National Traffic Information System (e-Natis), (a)(i) what percentage of the data is (aa) usable and (bb) not usable and (ii) what are the reasons for this situation, (b)(i) what is being done to rectify the current situation and (ii) by what date will the rectification be done and (c)(i) what monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place and (ii) what are the costs involved in this regard?

Reply:

a) (i) The data on the National Traffic Information Systems (NaTIS) is captured at over 1 300 sites in the county with over 2 600 concurrent users at any time.

(aa) The data in the system is usable and is used by all municipalities, provinces, law enforcement agencies, national agencies such as Road Traffic Infringement Agency, South African Revenue Service, National Intelligence Agency, National Regulator for Compulsory Standards and South African Bureau of Standards.

(bb) It is not possible to determine the percentage of data not useable but what I can report is that e-Natis is being used as a key resource to provide effective road traffic management sites throughout the country to register, deregister and check the ownership of vehicles.

(b) (i) Whenever it is determined that the data is inaccurate (either by notification of the information subject or by way of various processing functions) users with specific authorisation are able to update the various information assets. The entity is currently in the process of cleaning up the data in various fields.

(ii) The process of cleaning the address data has commenced when Regulation 32A of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 was introduced at the end of 2015. The effect of the regulation is such that any person who is going to transact on the Electronic National Traffic Information System has to produce proof of residence or address so that that can be captured to refresh the data. For the FY 2016/7 905014 addresses have been updated. The Corporation will further be extending self-service platforms on various technological platforms allowing information subjects to maintain their information based in terms regulation 32A (4). It is envisaged that this service will be available in quarter 2 of the 2018/9 financial year.

  1. (i) The Corporation has included a KPI in the 2018/9 financial year to monito the accuracy of data and will also use this baseline to evaluate the system.

(ii)The cost of improving the accuracy is included in the operational expenditure of the NaTIS as support and maintenance is fully insourced. It is catered for in the annual operating budget of IT branch.

29 March 2018 - NW798

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What were the reasons that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa suspended its Legal Panel, (b) how long has the specified panel been suspended and (c) what (i) legal provisions were used to justify the suspension, (ii) are the current interim arrangements in light of the legal panel’s suspension and (iii) are the costs associated with the interim arrangements?

Reply:

a) The reason for the suspension of the Legal Panel is based on the following Auditor General’s 2016/2017 FY Finding No 6 of the draft Management Letter, which reads:

  • Auditor’s conclusion
    • Management comment is noted. This panel was compiled by SARCC and no SCM process was followed by PRASA in the set-up of the panel. Further, there is no SCM policy followed when selecting suppliers from this panel, it is done based on the preference of the user and not on a rotational basis to ensure, fair, equitable distribution of work and there are no technical proposals submitted every time services are required. Therefore, the method used to select the service providers is not fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective and does not comply with the requirements of S.51(1)(a)(iii) of the PFMA.

(b) This panel had been in existence since 2005 and should have been re-advertised.

(c) PRASA Board of Control took a resolution on the 1st of December 2017 to suspend the use of this panel which had been cited on numerous audit reports over the years for its illegality and irregularity. This decision was also informed by the 2016/17 Annual Audit cited the audit finding number 6 on the legal panel matter. The decision to suspend the legal panel was effective only on the new matters and has no bearing on matters already in brief through the different lawyers.

(d) As an interim measure, SCM obtained permission for the use of the South African Civil Aviation Authority, (SACAA) Legal Panel whilst PRASA embarks on the process to procure its own legal panel.

(e) There are no costs associated with the interim arrangement.

29 March 2018 - NW799

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What payments has the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa made to Siyaya DB Engineering, Siyaya Energy (Pty) Ltd and Siyaya Rail Solution (Pty) Ltd in the past three financial years and (b)(i) what was the (i) total amount (ii) purpose of each payment and (ii) who authorised each payment?

Reply:

a) Payments made to Siyaya in the past three years:

2014/15 FY – R169,970,227-77

2015/16 FY – R167,269,444-68

2016/17 FY – R292,783,545-69

b) What was the:

  1. Total amount – R630,023,218-14.
  2. Please refer to attached spreadsheet. The purposes of these payments are documented for each business unit on separate tab of the attached spreadsheet.
  3. Please refer to attached spreadsheet. Names of responsible persons are documented for each business unit on separate tab.

 

22 March 2018 - NW640

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether there were any findings against the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) relating to the security operations of Metrorail in each of the past three financial years; if so, (a) what are the details of the findings, (b) were any fines paid and (c) were any remedial actions taken to resolve any issues pointed out by the PSIRA; (2) what are the details of (a) each security-related contract for Metrorail operations that was (i) advertised and (ii) awarded (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, (b) the value, (c) the deliverables, (d) the company it was awarded to and (e) any further information in each case?

Reply:

1. Yes there were two finding against PRASA in the Western Cape in 2017/18.

(a) The first finding related to the internal complement of staff and the second related to the Training Centre. PSIRA instituted proceedings in the Western Cape by ways of a summons in terms of the Private Security Regulations Act, No 56 of 2001 against PRASA for alleged improper conduct with 855 counts. The charges are related to outstanding SASETA Certificates required for PSIRA Registrations, non-compliance to requirements for uniforms, criminal records and administrative requirements for the training centre. It must be noted that members recruited from the SANDF are trained professionals but many had not yet been registered through the process of recognition for prior learning;

(b) PRASA was fined the amount of R3,000,000-00 in respect of the charges related to the 855 counts for non-compliance of the complement and R8,000-00 for the Training Centre. All fines were paid on 31 January 2018; and

(c) The remedial actions are ongoing and include the following:

  • Sourcing the funding to replace uniform and equipment.
  • 96 members with criminal records have in the interim been placed with customer services pending further investigation and record clearance. The criminal records of five members have been cleared in the meantime.
  • Members unsuccessful with their application will be dealt with through the relevant legislation.
  • There are pending applications for expungement of criminal records as allowed for by PSIRA regulations.
  • PRASA Security intensified the vetting screening of security staff. The process will be completed by 30 April 2018.
  • A total of 229 members have been retrained and are awaiting their SASETA certificates for registration with PSIRA.
  • The training centre deficiency has been corrected.
  • PRASA is engaging PSIRA to update our records and to deal with the administrative backlog.

2. (a) (i) A national tender was advertised in 2016 on the National Treasury CSD portal, however the tender was cancelled owing to restructuring and the start of a turnaround process;

(ii) no contracts was awarded

(aa) & (bb) An emergency procurement process was followed following severe damage to the infrastructure and the killing of a security guard in 2017.

(b) Tabulated below are the values for contracts awarded since 1 April 2017.

Company

Type of Service

Total Monthly Value Excl. Vat

Sechaba Security

88 Armed guards to escort train crew

R1,451,691-36

Red Ants

4 Armored Vehicles and 4 crew

R636,419-00

UAV Drone Solutions

Drone Aircrafts

R480,000-00

Combined Private Investigations

Forensic Investigations

R1,363,034-00

Total Per Month Excl. Vat

R3,931,144-36

Total Value Excl. Vat for Six Months

R23,586,866-16

(c) The deliverables for the respective companies are as follows:

    • UAV Drone Solutions for night patrols and location of criminals / syndicates digging and slashing cables.
    • Red Ants for the provisions of two armoured vehicles day and night with a response team of 8 day and 8 night for the protection of technical staff who are called out for repairs of damaged infrastructure as well as escort duties during routine maintenance. This was done due to ongoing attacks of PRASA staff on the Central Line. It was also reported that on occasion criminals boarded the trains to rob passengers.
    • Deployment of 88 Armed Guards provided by Sechaba Security for the protection of train crews and passengers at the turn around points as well as identified high risk stations on the central line.
    • Combined Private Investigations were procured to provide forensic investigation services and improve the rate of successful prosecutions for copper theft from 5% to 80% over the next six months.

(d) The companies are as follow:

  • UAV Drone Solutions
  • Red Ants
  • Sechaba Security
  • Combined Private Investigations

(e) There no further information.

22 March 2018 - NW735

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether his department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will his department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) what is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in his department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

(1) The Department has Sexual Harassment and assault policy,

(a) There is a policy in place as indicated above.

(b) falls away

(i) There is a reporting template which the victim must complete and submit to the Labour Relations. Depending on who the perpetratrator is, the investigation may be approved by the Accounting Officer and where he is implicated, the Executive Authority.

(ii) Immediate suspension and or transfer, pending investigation, and sanctions stipulated by the policy, Dismissal

(2)(a) There is only one incident reported.

(2)(i) 2015/16 - Nil

2016/17 – One (01)

2017/18 - Nil

(ii) Nil

(b) None

(ii) (iii) None

(iii) None

(c) None

22 March 2018 - NW677

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the payments made by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) (a) in the (i) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017, (aa) what is the average turn-around time from application to full payment to the victim, (bb) what is the average pay out amount, (cc) what is the total number of applications that have been outstanding for the longest period, (dd) what are the reasons that each application is outstanding and (ee) what is the total amount of each outstanding application?

Reply:

With reference to the payments made by the Road Accident Fund in

 
  1. (i) the 2015-16,

(ii) 2016-17 financial years

and (b) since 1 April 2017,

(aa) the average turn-around time from application to full payment to the victim was,

1,238 days

1,194 days

1,165 days

(bb) the average pay out amount was,

R 539,425

R 521,855

R 542,926

(cc) the total number of applications that have been outstanding for longer than 10 years was,

5,263 personal claims

(as at 31 March 2016)

3,256 personal claims

(as at 31 March 2017)

2,827 personal claims

(as at 28 February 2018)

(dd) the reasons that each application is outstanding are,

  1. the claimant’s attorney served summons on the RAF, to interrupt prescription of the claim, but is unable to locate his client to take instructions on the RAF’s tender; take instructions on other aspects of the claim; send his client for medical assessments; etc., or
  1. the claimant’s attorneys served summons on the RAF (and is thus dominus litis), the RAF has entered appearance to defend, but the claimant’s attorney has not set the matter down for trial, or
  1. a judgment has been obtained in respect of the merits (liability aspect) of the claim, the claimant’s attorney has not, or is in the process of, pursuing the quantum aspect of the claim, or
  1. the direct claimant cannot be traced

(due to the number of personal claims involved it is not feasible to furnish reasons, on an individual claim basis, instead a high-level summary of the most common reasons is provided)

and (ee) the total amount of each outstanding application is

R241,622

(average claimed amount)

R325,160

(average claimed amount)

R372,658

(average claimed amount)

22 March 2018 - NW676

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the board of each entity reporting to him, (a) which positions are currently not filled, (b) what are the reasons that the vacancies remain unfilled and (c) by what date will each vacancy be filled?

Reply:

(a)

ENTITY NAME

VACANCIES

SANRAL

7

CBRTA

4

RTIA

7

ACSA

5

SACAA

5

ATNS

6

PRASA

11

SAMSA

2

PORTS REGULATOR

3

(b) The term of office of members of the afore mentioned entities lapsed and others resigned. The Department has embarked on a process to fill in all existing vacancies in all the entities.

(c)The Minister intends to fill in all the above mentioned vacancies as a matter of urgency.

22 March 2018 - NW675

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether any decision has been reached regarding the future of the e-toll project of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will a decision be reached; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, there is no new decision on the future of the e-toll project. The project continues to operate and SANRAL is engaged in various processes to improve the collection of revenues due for use of the GFIP road network.

a) A decision on the future of the e-toll project will be made by Cabinet. I as the new Minister will receive a briefing from SANRAL and the DOT on work conducted in the past 6 months in order to determine the next step.

I will seek guidance from Cabinet and various stakeholders in this regard.

b) Once necessary engageement transpire, the date for the desicion will then be determined.

 

22 March 2018 - NW643

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What is the total (a) financial loss and (b) number of train coaches lost to (i) Metrorail and (ii) Shosholoza Meyl due to (aa) aging stock, (bb) vandalism (cc) derailment and accidents and (dd) theft over the past three years; (2) what was the total amount spent on (a) maintenance of existing train coaches and (b) purchasing of new train coaches for Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl over the past three years?

Reply:

1. i) Metrorail:

Metrorail

Financial year 2015/16

Financial year 2016/17

Financial year 2017/18

Year to date

a) Total financial Loss

R48,582,002-86

R197,879,931-22

R201,333,873-26

aa) Total coaches lost to aging stock

0

0

0

bb) Total coaches lost to vandalism including theft and excludes coaches waiting for quotations

132

228

463

cc) Total coaches lost to derailments and accidents

52

41

25

dd) Theft recorded within bb)

     

ii) Shosholoza Meyl

Shosholoza Meyl

Financial year 2015/16

Financial year 2016/17

Financial year 2017/18

Year to date

a) Total financial Loss

R13,438,746-15

R14,439,503-85

R27,878,250-00

aa)Total coaches lost to aging stock

0

0

0

bb) Total coaches lost to vandalism including theft and excludes coaches waiting for quotations

177

198

190

cc) Total coaches lost to derailments and accidents

11

4

8

dd) Theft recorded within bb)

     

*

  1. (a) Maintenance of existing train coaches for Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl over the past three years

Metrorail

Financial year 2015/16

Financial year 2016/17

Financial year 2017/18 year to date

Total OPEX amount spent on coach maintenance

R556,011,506-23

R597,303,628-55

R599,515,344-66

Total Capex refurbishment spent on coach maintenance

R276,938,269-11

R194,747,834-27

R207,472,748-12

Total General Overhaul program cost.

R936,978,000-00

R1,306,909,000-00

R817,793,000-00

Maintenance of new EMU trains (OPEX)

R0-00

R85,071,643-86

R344,201,661-75

Shosholoza Meyl

Financial year 2015/16

Financial year 2016/17

Financial year 2017/18 year to date

Total OPEX amount spent on coach maintenance

R122,207,079-72

R122,180,184-74

R118,621,841-03

Total Capex refurbishment spent on coach/locomotive maintenance

R49,283,845-62

R54,950,983-03

R72,245,465-08

Total General Overhaul program cost.

R271,796,000-00

R304,971,000-00

R146,904,000-00

 

(b) Purchasing of new train coaches for Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl over the past three years.

PRASA to date has received and accepted 18 New Trains for Metrorail Services and has paid R6,3 billion over the past three years (FY2015/16 – FY2017/18), which includes, inter alia,:

·        Payments for the 18 Trains

·        Capital Spares, Tools and Test Equipment; and

·        Mobilization of local manufacturing activities, including construction of Local Factory

No new coaches or locomotives were acquired for Shosholoza Meyl.

22 March 2018 - NW642

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) is the total number of persons who have (i) been injured and/or (ii) died as a result of open coach doors in moving trains of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) (aa) in each of the past five financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) actions have been taken by Prasa with regard to each case?

Reply:

a) Total number of:

(i) (aa) PASSENGER INJURIES

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

43

163

311

336

298

(ii) (aa) PASSENGER FATALITIES

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

0

15

2

10

16

(bb) PASSENGER INJURIES AND FATALITIES 2017/18 YTD

i bb) Passenger Injuries since April 2017

  1. bb) Passenger Fatalities since April 2017

141

18

(b) Actions taken by PRASA:

Risk Indicators

Risk Reduction Measures

Responsible

Due Date

Progress

Door failure – doors closing with excessive force and doors failing to open or close

Replacement of Door Mechanism(design options)

PRASA Technical

Ongoing

Executed during Routine Maintenance

 

Improve Inspection, Testing and Maintenance regimes for doors prior to train release

Train Operations &

Rolling Stock

Ongoing

Daily Train Inspections conducted by Train Crew and Rolling Stock Technicians

Passenger falls between coaches

Introduction of new trains with open walkthrough between coaches - no doors

between coaches

PRASA Technical

20 Years Rolling Stock Programme

20 Train sets Delivered

New Trains deployed in the Pienaarspoort Corridor in Gauteng.

Curved platform – inhibits Train Guard’s view

Platform Marshalls and Safety Patrollers

Security

Ongoing

Platform Marshalls and Safety Patrollers deployed at Super Core and Core Stations

Commuter Behaviour - Passengers blocking Train Doors

Safety Campaigns

Marketing and Communications

Ongoing

Monthly Safety Campaigns conducted at Stations.

Overcrowding on Platforms/Stations

CCTV Cameras/Monitoring on Stations

Customer Services

Ongoing

Monitoring of Station conducted by Security

22 March 2018 - NW641

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether his department (a) received and/or (b) investigated allegations related to intimidation by staff and/or security members of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; if so, what (aa) are the relevant details and (bb) remedial actions have been instituted against individuals or companies; (2) whether Prasa employs security staff who have criminal records in the provinces; if so, what (a) are the relevant details in each case and (b) are the specified persons not registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority; (3) what was the total number of (a) SA Police Service and (b) private security company members who were employed to secure Metrorail operations in each of the past five financial years and since 1 April 2017 in each province?

Reply:

1. (a) PRASA received a complaint from Mr Zackie Achmat on 23 February 2018, regarding a complaint of violence and threats against #UnitedBehind,

(b) PRASA Security is currently investigating the complaints and will take remedial action when concluded,

(i) & (ii) the case of Mr Achmat is the only case that have been brought to the attention of the department since 1 April 2017,

(aa) the case relates to violence and threats against #UnitedBehind,

(bb) the department does not condone any individual who is implicated in any form of misconduct.

2. (a) Regrettably some security officials were employed as part of a recruitment drive to phase in a larger complement of internal security personnel with the intention to phase out contracted security over a period of time. Some of the members were recruited from the SANDF, Military Veterans and from private security companies. PRASA Security already started a vetting process in 2016 after the matter of criminal records was reported. The recruitment was however done prior to the vetting and screening of staff being intensified by PRASA Security. It is not PRASA’s prerogative to divulge the information on the individuals’ details relating to the criminal records.

(b) These members are not PSIRA registered and alternative placement is being sought for them.

3. (a) PRASA Security is not mandated to divulge any information relating to the SAPS.

(b) The Metrorail private security personnel complements for the past five financial years are as follows: see the link

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW641Table.pdf

15 March 2018 - NW454

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What are the details of all road crashes that took place at the Gilloolys interchange in Ekurhuleni in terms of (i) vehicle type and (ii) statistics in each month in each of the past three financial years (details furnished), (b)(i) how is the statistics being used in road (aa) traffic safety and (bb) traffic movement strategies and (ii) what strategies were developed as result thereof (aa) in each of the past three financial years (details furnished) and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

a) There were six fatal accidents and ten serious accidents.

See table below for

(i) (ii) (aa) (bb) Vehicle type statistics in each month from January 2015 to January 2017.

DAY/ DATE

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

17/01/2015

15:42

N3 North & Gillooly’s

Interchanges

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston North)

Interlink Freightliner Reg. 238 CFH GP & 402 OTL GP & 402 OTS GP →N in the right lane when the vehicle brakes failed and collided with cement barrier on the right, then with a Geely Sedan Reg. CR 76 WP GP →in the right lane. Geely Sedan then collided with Articulated M/Benz HMV Reg. BR 17 YJ GP & SDH 063 GP →N in the left lane. Interlink Freightliner then collided with Fiat Sedan Reg. H 351 MP →N. Fiat Sedan then collided with Toyota Sedan Reg. DH 19 HR GP →N. Toyota Sedan then collided with M/Benz Sedan Reg. PBN 194 GP →N. M/Benz Sedan collided with Toyota SUV Reg. M 1856 →N. Toyota SUV collided with Opel LDV Reg. ZPT 870 GP →N (Johan Bardenhorts FRCS attended on behalf of RTMC)

07/04/2015

18:45

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Nissan Interlink Reg. BJ 85 RD GP & YHN 516 GP & YHN 507 GP →N lost control on curve in the road and the vehicle overturned.

10/05/2015

10:50

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Toyota M/Bus Taxi Reg. KFS 634 GP →N and stationery in the left lane due to a breakdown. Passengers got out of the vehicle when a Opel LDV Reg. ZHG 678 GP →N collided with Pedestrians.

16/09/2015

22:30

N3 South & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Freightliner Interlink HMV Reg. HGM 261 MP & HFV 786 MP & HFV 774 MP →S in the right lane when the driver lost control collided with cement barrier and then with a lamppole and vehicle overturned.

05/10/2015

13:46

N3 South & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Renault HMV Reg. DJ 61 YV GP →S lost control collided with UD HMV Reg. HHZ 165 MP →S that was stationery due to an accident. Renault HMV then collided Scania Fire Engen (Council) Reg. WMD 537 GP →S and stationery at an accident scene. Renault HMV then collided with UD HMV Reg. HHZ 165 MP →S and stationery due to accident.

23/02/2016

08:00

N3 South & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Isuzu LDV Reg. DDW 175 GP →S and collided with stationery Isuzu HMV Reg. XRZ 927 GP →S on painted island. (Vehicle was on painted island due to that it had broken down)

25/02/2016

16:15

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

BMW Sedan (EMPD – Freeway Unit) Reg. DJ 26 PC GP →N when a vehicle in front of him shot up an object and collided with his vehicle.

16/03/2016

08:30

R24 East & Gilloolys Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Audi Sedan Reg. MXG 986 GP → E in the right lane when the driver lost control and collided with a lamppole on the middle island.

25/05/2016

07:29

N12 East // Gilloy’s Interchange & Concord Rd

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Toyota Hilux LDV Reg. XSP 881 GP →E in the right lane when the left rear tyre had a sudden deflation. The driver lost control left the road to the left. Toyota LDV went up the embankment over a fence, landed on Boing Rd and overturned

28/06/23016

08:18

N3 North & Gilloy’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Iveco Ambulance (Council) Reg. CP 59 WK GP →N in the emergency lane and responding with light and sirens on. A unknown vehicle severed to the left and Iveco ambulance also swerved to left and collided with concreted barrier.

06/07/2016

11:38

N3 & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Hino HMV Reg: XNH 370 GP→N Travelling in left lane when V/Wagen Golf Reg: LPV 681 GP was reversing on shoulder of road

10/07/2016

02:18

N3 South at Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Ford Sedan Reg. TJP 279 GP →S in right lane, when driver lost control & collided with lamp post on the middle medium of the freeway.

18/09/2016

18:15

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

V/W Jetta Sedan Reg. BV DF FG GP → N

& collided into stationary Ford LDV Reg. BZ 06 LP GP (stationary) → N. V/W Jetta lost control & collided into a Peugeot Sedan Reg. CG 36 RM GP → N

20/10/2016

08:00

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Ford LDV Reg. FC 76 VS GP →N in the second lane. Unknown HMV on the left of him changed lanes to the right. Ford LDV moved to right lane lost control and collided with concrete barrier. Passenger on the back of Ford LDV got ejected from the vehicle.

02/12/2016

06:00

(Gillooly’s Interchange) N3 South & R24 East

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Toyota LDV Reg. HFR 629 GP →E when the driver lost control on the curve in the road and the vehicle overturned. Passenger at the back was flung from the vehicle.

06/12/2016

22:22

N12 East & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Ford Sedan Reg. VWV 069 GP →E when the driver lost control on the curve in the road and collided with steel barrier.

14/04/2017

01:05

N3 North (Gillooly’s) & R24 Bridge

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Volkswagen Amarok LDV Reg.: DW 88 TS GP→N travelling straight in middle lane when Pedestrian (African Male 38) →W walk across the freeway in to oncoming traffic.

21/05/2017

01:30

R24 at N3 Fly Over

(Gillooly’s Interchange)

(Germiston)

Mercedes Benz Sedan Reg. No.: YNJ 009 GP →W driver lost control and collided with concrete barrier.

22/07/2017

09:30

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Sangyong SUV Reg. FZC 376 GP →N when the driver lost control and collided with the bridge puller.

24/08/2017

07:09

N12 East Rd at the Gillooly’s

Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Hino LDV Reg. DZ 21 ZN GP →E, vehicles

In front of slow down. He tried to brake but lost control and vehicle overturned

05/10/2017

10:10

N3 North & Gillooly’s Interchange

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Hyundai LDV Reg. CWM 224 FS →N in the second lane from the left and side swipe V/Wagen Crafter (EMPD – By law Unit) Reg. FY 50 TB GP →N in the left lane.

06/11/2017

06:55

N3 South & R 24 Bridge

(Bedfordview)

(Germiston)

Suzuki M/Bike Reg. CP 56 VC GP →S when he severed to avoid a vehicle. The driver lost control and left the road and collided with cement puller.

(b)(i) The statistics have been used to identify key factors that lead to accidents on this routes, and to develop interventions to improve traffic safety and traffic movement.

(ii) Traffic officers are deployed to the interchanged during peak travel periods to deal with reckless driver behaviour that leads to accidents and Sanral incident management teams have been deployed to ensure that incidents that impede traffic movement are responded to speedily.

 

13 March 2018 - NW455

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the fatal train crash at the Geldenhuys Train Station in Germiston on 9 January 2018, (a) how often was the signalling system (i) tested and (ii) maintained (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial year and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b)(i) what were the results of each test respectively and (ii) what action was taken in each case?

Reply:

a) Signalling system:

i & ii) On a monthly basis job cards are issued for maintenance and during the maintenance execution the correspondence tests are conducted. The cycle for both testing and maintenance is 3 monthly and 6 monthly based on the type of sub-system. This is referred to as Planned Maintenance. The region did not capture the information on planned maintenance prior to 2017 calendar year. This has been rectified and maintenance job cards are now captured on the Infrastructure Maintenance system. Breakdowns or unplanned maintenance was captured.

aa)

aaa) 2014-15: The standard report from the Infrastructure Maintenance system is provided in calendar years and only the last three years’ information is active.

bbb) 2015 (January to December 2015)

The region did not capture the information on planned maintenance prior to 2017 calendar year. This has been rectified and maintenance job cards are now captured on the Infrastructure Maintenance system. Breakdowns or unplanned maintenance was captured.

ccc) 2016 (January to December 2016)

The region did not capture the information on planned maintenance prior to 2017 calendar year. This has been rectified and maintenance job cards are now captured on the Infrastructure Maintenance system. Breakdowns or unplanned maintenance was captured.

bb) 2017 (January to December 2017)

b) (i) When correspondence tests are conducted as part of routine maintenance as per above maintenance frequencies and there are defects detected during the tests, those defects are attended to and in cases where they cannot be rectified immediately, the train control office is informed immediately just like it was informed during theft of more than 100 meters of various signalling cables at Geldenhuys during the festive season 2017.

Furthermore the Section between Cleveland and Driehoek has been under construction over the past year. The construction work was aimed at replacement of an obsolete signalling system with the latest technology. The new signalling system at Geldenhuys was fully tested and commissioned on 30 November 2017. Due to recurrence of cable theft during the festive season, the new signalling system was then affected and hence manual train authorization was introduced as part of the contingency plan for train working.

ii) Records of the results of tests and actions are kept at the depot level and are not captured on the system. There are plans to capture this on the Maintenance system going forward.

09 March 2018 - NW456

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the fatal train crash near Kroonstad in the Free State on 4 January 2018, (a) how often was the signalling system (i) tested and (ii) maintained (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial year and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b)(i) what were the results of each test respectively and (ii) what action was taken in each case?

Reply:

The infrastructure in this case belongs to Transnet and PRASA is not responsible for the testing and maintenance in the area.

(i)(ii)and (aa) and (aaa)(bbb)(ccc) (bb) (b) (i0(ii) Falls away

08 March 2018 - NW341

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Transport

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

DEPARTMENT

The Department of Transport did not embark on any promotion of the year of OR Tambo during the period in question. Such OR Tambo activities were done through the DOT entities.

 

AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA SOC LIMITED (ACSA)

b) A total amount of R2, 5 Million for the building of the life-size statue of Mr O.R Tambo and R1, 6 million was spent to host the Presidential ceremony to unveil the statue.

ii) From a media support level, ACSA contributed R100, 000 for SABC Telkom lines to broadcast the unveiling ceremony LIVE on radio stations and SABC TV.

From an O.R. Tambo International Airport perspective, no costs were spent on media opportunities, the total PR value generated for this event amounted to R6.3 million. The PR generated was free, with no costs borne by ACSA and /or the Airport.

AIR TRAFFIC AND NAVIGATION SERVICES SOC LTD

(b) ATNS was involved in the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo through non-paid media platforms. There was no advertising/media budget allocated for use at the following media channels:

(i) Africa News Network 7 channel

(ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation

(bb) radio Stations

(iii) nation commercial radio stations and

(iv) community

(aa) television and

(bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017

 

SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (SACAA)

a) N/A

b) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) did not spend funds on the promotion or celebration of the Year of OR Tambo on any of the following channels:

(i) Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations,

(iii) national commercial radio stations and

(iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (Cbrta)

(v) Since 1 January 2017 the (b) CBRTA has spent R0. 00 on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo:

(i) R 0-00

on the Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii)(aa) R 0-00

on the SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels and

(bb) R 0-00

radio stations,

(iii) R 0-00

on national commercial radio stations and

(iv) (aa) R 0-00

on community television and

(bb) R 0-00

on radio stations.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(vii) Since 1 January 2017 the (b) RAF has spent R0.00 on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo:

(i) R 0-00

on the Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii)(aa) R 0-00

on the SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels and

(bb) R 0-00

radio stations,

(iii) R 0-00

on national commercial radio stations and

(iv) (aa) R 0-00

on community television and

(bb) R 0-00

on radio stations.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

(viii) Since 1 January 2017 the (b) RTIA spent R0. 00 on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo:

(i) R 0-00

on the Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii)(aa) R 0-00

on the SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels and

(bb) R 0-00

radio stations,

(iii) R 0-00

on national commercial radio stations and

(iv) (aa) R 0-00

on community television and

(bb) R 0-00

on radio stations.

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

(ix) Since 1 January 2017 the (b) RTMC spent R0.00 on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo:

(i) R 0-00

on the Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii)(aa) R 0-00

on the SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels and

(bb) R 0-00

radio stations,

(iii) R 0-00

on national commercial radio stations and

(iv) (aa) R 0-00

on community television and

(bb) R 0-00

on radio stations.

South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

(x) Since 1 January 2017 the (b) SANRAL spent R0.00 on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo:

(i) R 0-00

on the Africa News Network 7 channel,

(ii)(aa) R 0-00

on the SA Broadcasting Corporation television channels and

(bb) R 0-00

radio stations,

(iii) R 0-00

on national commercial radio stations and

(iv) (aa) R 0-00

on community television and

(bb) R 0-00

on radio stations.

 

RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR (RSR)

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) did not incur any expenditure in relation to the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo since 1 January 2017 to date.

PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA (PRASA)

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) did not incur any expenditure in relation to the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo since 1 January 2017.

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY (SAMSA

SAMSA did not spend any money on promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on any media platform.

PORTS REGULATOR OF SA (PRSA)

The Ports Regulator did not spend any funds on promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on any of the news networks, television and radio stations.

08 March 2018 - NW458

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What number of Rail Safety Regulator Level Crossing Technical Committees have been established in each province thus far, (b) what number of the specified committees still need to be established, (c) by what date will the remaining committees be established, (d) why have the remaining committees not yet been established, (e) what are the names of persons who serve in each committee that has already been established and (f) what are their terms of reference?

Reply:

(a) The RSR established one Level Crossing Technical Committee in each of the nine provinces.

(b) The Free State Level Crossing Committee is currently not functional and has to be re-established.

(c) The Free State Level Crossing Committee will be re-established during the second quarter of the 18/19 Financial Year.

(d) The Free State Committee was established along with the committees in the other provinces, however, due to the restructuring in the Province the Committee only sat for the first meeting. Attempts to convene further meetings were unsuccessful.

(e) Please refer to the Annexure A

(f) Please refer to the Annexure B

08 March 2018 - NW457

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the signalling systems, rolling-stock and related infrastructure at each train station, (a) how often was each system (i) tested and (ii) maintained (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017; (2) (a) what were the results of each test respectively and (b) what action was taken in each case?

Reply:

1. (a) (i) (ii) and (aa) (aaa) (bbb) and (cc) (bb) The information requested requires PRASA Engineering staff to extract all the records pertaining to all the infrastructure asset items for each of the regions Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal (Eastern Cape operates on Transnet infrastructure) as well as record of each of the coaches (rolling stock), i.e. 4,565 caoches x 9 months x approximately 7 records per coach per month which equals 287,595 records on rolling stock only.

The Engineering Department will need time to extract the information in summary for 2015-16 and detail for 2017.

The detail requested are expected to be very large and it would be appreciated if Mr Hunsinger can please confirm that this is for all operating areas or whether just for Gauteng.

2. (a) Due to the fact that the information is not available at this stage, a response cannot be provide (b) in light of 2(a) above, (b) falls away

08 March 2018 - NW376

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Transport

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

Reply:

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

a) (i) (aa) total amount budgeted for in the past three financial years;

2015/2016 – R26.552 million

2016/2017 – R28.865 million

2017/2018 – R22.088million

(i) (bb) total amount budgeted for since 1 April 2017: - R22.088 million

(a) (ii) (aa) total amount spent on his private office in the past three financial years;

2015/2016 – R26 402 million

2016/2017 – R27 330 million

2017/2018 – R24.701 million

(i) (bb) total amount spent since 1 April 2017:- R24.701 million

(b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office in each of the specified periods?

2015/2016

(i)

remuneration

(ii)

salary level

(iii)

job title

(iv)

qualification

(v)

job description

NA

       

2016/2017

(i) remuneration

(ii)

salary level

(iii)

job title

(iv)

qualification

(v)

job description

NA

       

2017/2018

(i) remuneration

(ii)

salary level

(iii)

job title

(iv)

qualification

(v)

summarized job description

R1 127 334pa

Level 14

Chief of Staff

Gr 12

BCom: Economics

BCom Hons: Economics

Higher Education Diploma

BSc: Agriculture

Copy attached – Annexure A

  • Provide administrative support to the Minister in Cape Town and Headquarters, Pretoria and manage the Cabinet process
  • Manage external and internal liaisons
  • Manage the Parliamentary process
  • Manage the Transport ministry budget
  • Manage the Office of the Transport Ministry

R183 558pa

Level 6

Registry Clerk, Pretoria

Gr 12

National Diploma: Management Assistant

Copy attached – Annexure B

  • Provide a registry function
  • Provide a general administrative service

R127 851pa

Level 4

Messenger/Driver, Pretoria

Gr 5

Copy attached – Annexure C

  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail and documents
  • Render assistance with execution of functions attach to the Registry
  • Render driver functions to the Office of the Minister and Deputy Minister
  • Procurement of refreshments for Ministry
  • Perform relief duties when required

R107 886pa

Level 3

Food Service Aid, Pretoria

Gr 11

Copy attached – Annexure D

  • Provide a food service aid to the Office of the Ministry and Deputy Minister
  • Prepare boardrooms for meetings
  • Prepare refreshments on request for guests
  • Assist with administrative duties

R948 174pa

Level 13

Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Gr 12

National Diploma: Home Economics

Copy attached – Annexure E

  • Manage the Minister’s programme
  • Assist the Minister with his executive obligations
  • Manage logistical matters
  • Oversee the management of correspondence in consultation with the Minister

R657 558pa

Level 11

Deputy Director: Assistant Private Secretary

Gr 12

Copy attached – Annexure F

  • Manage the Minister’s diary
  • Assist the Minister with his executive obligations
  • Manage logistical matters

R281 418pa

Level 8

Assistant Administrative Secretary

Gr 12

BA: Communications

Copy attached – Annexure G

  • Manage the Minister’s diary
  • Assist the Minister with his executive obligations
  • Manage logistical matters

R948 174pa

Level 13

Media Liaison Officer

Gr 12

BA: Journalism

National Diploma: Journalism

B Tech: Journalism

Copy attached – Annexure H

  • Manage the legislative process in Parliament
  • Support Parliamentary study groups
  • Deal with Media liaison in the Office of the Deputy Minister
  • Liaise with stakeholders
  • General administration

R948 174pa

Level 13

Director: Cabinet Services

Gr 12

Masters: Communication BA Hons: Communication

BA: Communication

Copy attached – Annexure I

  • Provide administrative support in relation to Cabinet Memoranda
  • Compile budget for Transport Ministry
  • Systems development and maintenance
  • General administration
  • Overall management of staff

R948 174pa

Level 13

Parliamentary Officer

Gr 12

Primary Teachers Diploma

Copy attached – Annexure J

  • Manage the parliamentary process
  • Liaise with MP’s, Councilors and Parliamentary Standing Committee
  • Support Parliamentary study groups
  • Liaise with stakeholders
  • Manage the Directorate: Parliamentary and Stakeholder unit

R657 558pa

Level 11

Administrative Secretary: Speech Writer

Gr 12

Senior Teachers Diploma

Copy attached – Annexure K

  • Co-ordinate inputs from Branches and stakeholders to write the Minister’s speeches
  • Articulate of MINMEC, Transport Lekgotla and GCF issues into content development
  • Liaise with stakeholders
  • Prepare for media interviews and briefing notes for the Minister

R183 558pa

Level 6

Receptionist / Secretary

(Cape Town)

Gr 12

Copy attached – Annexure L

  • Render reception and registry services
  • Administer Proclamations
  • Render general administrative support
  • Act as a relief Appointment Secretary
  • Act as Manager’s Secretary when they are in Cape Town

R1 370 973pa

Level 15

Special Adviser: Ministry

Gr 12

B Phil

Masters: Geography

BA Hons: Geography

BA: Geography

Copy attached – Annexure M

  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of inputs to the Department’s major processes and documents
  • Contribute to and edit Cabinet Memoranda, submissions to Cabinet Clusters, documentation for Cabinet Lekgotlas, and the Office of the President.
  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of policy documents, and high-profile reports
  • Contribute towards papers, speeches, or presentations for the Minister
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Minister

R1 370 973pa

Level 15

Project Manager: Ministerial Advisory Services

Gr 12

National Diploma: Civil Engineering

Copy attached – Annexure N

  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of inputs to the Department’s major Projects
  • Contribute towards the Project management of Projects listed above
  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of policy documents, and high-profile reports
  • Prepare drafts of papers, speeches, or presentations for senior personnel of the Department, or the Minister.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Minister

R1 370 973pa

Level 15

Special Adviser: Ministry

Gr 12

Secondary Teachers Diploma +2

Secondary Teachers Diploma +3

Copy attached – Annexure O

  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of inputs to the Department’s major processes and documents
  • Contribute to and edit Cabinet Memoranda, submissions to Cabinet Clusters, documentation for Cabinet Lekgotlas, and the Office of the President.
  • Contribute to and edit the technical content of policy documents, and high-profile reports
  • Contribute towards papers, speeches, or presentations for the Minister
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Minister

 

08 March 2018 - NW302

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Transport

With regard to a certain official (name and details furnished), recommended for disciplinary action in the Treasury and Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa reports, (a) on what date was disciplinary action instituted against the specified person, (b) what disciplinary actions were instituted, (c) why has the person been moved within various entities and (d) why is the s person still in the employ of any entity?

Reply:

a) There was no disciplinary action instituted as the official left PRASA before the investigation could be concluded.

b) N/A, see (a) above.

c) TheOfficial applied for the vacant position that was advertised at SAMSA..

d) The official is not currently employed in any of the Transport entities.

28 February 2018 - NW215

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether a certain person (name furnished) has been replaced as the chairperson of the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa; if not, why not?

Reply:

Adv Nana Makhubela the Chairperson of the interim PRASA Board is not replaced as the Chairperson of the Board of PRASA pursuant to her appointment as the judge. The Chairperson has not yet taken or assumed Office as the Judge as she is still winding up her practice work and other services that she rendered before her appointment as a Judge. The Chairperson has advised that she will assume office as a Judge with effect from 1ST April 2018 and by that time the necessary arrangements shall have been made for her substitution

28 February 2018 - NW301

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

Why do applicants for a motorbike licence who are holders of a motor vehicle licence have to apply for a motorbike learner licence?

Reply:

The National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) and its Regulations, provides for the manner in which driving licences are to be issued. In terms of Section 12 of the mentioned Act it is provided that, no person shall drive a motor vehicle on a public road unless the person has an appropriate licence for such vehicle and unless the person keeps such licence in the vehicle. Further, Section 13 determines that no person shall be examined or tested for the purposes to issue a driving licence unless such person holds a learner’s licence.

Regulation 99(1)(a)(b) and (c) of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000 sets out the different categories of learner’s licences, which are:

(a) Code 1 (learner’s licence for to motor cycles);

(b) Code 2 (learner’s licence for light motor vehicles);and

(c) Code 3 (learner’s licence for heavy motor vehicles and combinations of vehicles).

Both Code 2 and 3 does not include any questions specific to the operation of motor cycles. The rationale for the above is because a person who applies to hold a driving licence for either a light or heavy motor vehicle does not necessarily intend to also hold a motor cycle licence.

Furthermore, the same principle applies in the case where a person who is the holder of a code B driving licence, who intends to apply for a Code C driving licence will have to undergo a process of obtaining a Learner’s Licence again, this time for a Code 3 learner’s licence.

The reason for this is because all the three Codes of learner’s licence differ with regard to the rules of the road and the controls for the operation of the respective motor vehicles.

28 February 2018 - NW300

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the (a) time frames, (b) deadlines and (c) milestones for the filling of all current acting positions within the top management of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa on a full-time basis?

Reply:

a) The Interim Board of PRASA has started the process of filling the key Executive positions through the process of advertising the Group Executive positions (Group Chief Executive Officer, Group Chief Finance Officer, Group Executive: Human Capital Management and Chief Procurement Officer). These positions were advertised widely on the weekend of 11 February 2018 both on the Sunday Times and City Press newspapers.

b) The closing date for all the adverts issued is on the 26 February 2018.

c) The Interim Board will ensure that it completes the recruitment and selection process by 01 May 2018.

28 February 2018 - NW298

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the (a) short-, (b) medium- and (c) long-term plans with regard to the Gillooly’s interchange in the City of Johannesburg?

Reply:

a) In the short-term SANRAL is in the process of appointing service providers to address flooding problem through the expansion of the stormwater management infrastructure at the Interchange. This will be done in the upcoming 2018/19 financial year. In terms of traffic capacity Gillooly’s Interchange has been developed to its maximum potential and no further upgrades are possible due to the surrounding land developments.

b) The medium-term solution to address traffic capacity was the implementation of the new PWV 14 freeway (Gauteng Provincial Route) to redistribute traffic around Gillooly’s Interchange.  PWV 14 forms part of GFIP phases 2 and 3, which are currently uncertain because of the rejection of the toll scheme in Gauteng and no available public funds. The Gauteng Province has also indicated that it does not have funding for this project.

c) See answer under (b).

 

28 February 2018 - NW297

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With regard to the N4 Wild Coast development project by the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral), why has Sanral continued to proceed with contracting before a legitimate application for judicial review against the environmental authorisation has been settled in court; (2) in view of the promise by a certain person (name and details furnished) to the local residents that the specified person would address their objections, (a) how has the person addressed and communicated the response to the local community, (b) what was the reaction by the local communities in this regard and (c) at what stage are public consultations with the local communities at present?

Reply:

1. The project, N2 Wild Coast Toll Road, has been declared as a Strategic Infrastructure Project (SIP) by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) and has been approved for implementation. The project has the support of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, both the District and Local Municipalities through whose territory the route alignment traverses, the Traditional Leadership (Kings and Chiefs), Business Chambers, Communities and other stakeholders. As with other projects, there will always be some interested and affected parties that are against the project. The project enjoys overwhelming support in the Eastern Cape Province in general, and the Wild Coast in particular. The Record of Decision (ROD) was issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2010 and has been implemented since that time on many projects along the N2 Wild Coast corridor. The ROD was appealed in 2010 but authorization was upheld by the Minister of Environmental Affairs. It is therefore still valid today. The matter that could be destined for court proceedings is a belated review application, launched in 2012, that seeks to question the validity of the ROD and desirability of the project. This matter is subject to legal processes and both the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Transport along with SANRAL will do everything in their power to defend this very important project for the South African and Eastern Cape economies, and for the people of the Wild coast area.

2. (a) Numerous meetings were held with communities and specific responses were made in writing. The written responses to issues raised by the various communities were sent through the former Mayor of Mbizana Local Municipality to be shared with the various communities.

b) When SANRAL had engaged with the communities they indicated that what SANRAL indicated would be done during the implementation of the project was not what they were told. This is with specific reference to what was said by the AmaDiba Crisis Committee (ACC), who insisted that the road was to be constructed to facilitate dune mining along the Wild Coast. SANRAL has continuously rejected this claim, demonstrating the logic and purpose of this critical section of the N2 corridor. Once informed of the correct facts, communities pledged their support for the project on condition that SANRAL responded in writing to the issues that they raised. This was done via the office of the Mbizana Mayor. The communities in question, i.e the Mdatya and Sigidi communities subsequently withdrew their objection to the project.

c) Consultations in the form of stakeholder engagement sessions are ongoing with the local communities with the last ones held on the 24th and 25th January 2018 at the Wild Coast Sun in the Mbizana Municipality. Invitations were extended to the OR Tambo and Alftrd Nzo District Municipalities as well as all the local municipalities in those districts. Traditional Leaders and Business Chambers were also invited. All these stakeholders were represented in the sessions. These stakeholder engagement sessions are planned for every quarter of the year.

19 February 2018 - NW4

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Transport

In view of the proposed 71,43% increase of the vehicle licensing transaction fee determined in terms of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Act, Act 20 of 1999, read with its Regulations, (a) what has he found to be the rationale for the unacceptable increase and (b) is he prepared to review this determination in light of the public outcry and representations that have been directed to him?

Reply:

a) The transaction fees were introduced in 2007 by the Minister of Finance concurring with a proposal by the Minister of Transport. The Minister of Finance approved and or indicated a fee structure that provided for a 5-year period ending March 2012 which was to be implemented as follows:

  • for the years 2007/08 the transaction fee would have been R30.00,
  • for the years 2008/09 -2009/10 R36.00; and
  • for the financial years 2010/11 – 2011/12 R42.00.

In 2009, the fee amount, as per the provisions of Section 48 of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Act, 1999 (Act No: 20 of 1999) (the “Act”) read with the Regulations was increased to a fee of R36.00 and brought into effect by publication by the First Amendment of the Regulations in the Government Gazette No. R. 930 on 23 September 2009. The significance of the regulation amendment, was that the Regulations was amended to provide that the Minister of Transport, may henceforth, increase the Transaction Fee amount annually by Notice in the Government Gazette.

Due to various operational and administrative reasons, the transaction fees were not increased in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In February 2016 the fee amount was increased by R6 to R42, the same amount it should have been in 2010.

Therefore, over a period the Transactions Fees have not been optimally increased to keep abreast with the ever-rising costs associated with operations and personnel. The R30 increase in 2018, which brings the fees R72, is thus mainly informed by the already approved R6 per annum increase and in fact is less than what it would have been if the increase of R6 per annum was diligently implemented. If the increases had been diligently implemented annually, the fees would have been R96 in 2018

(b) There were no public representation received.