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08 June 2020 - NW5

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What amount of diesel, indicated in (a) Litres and (b) Rand value, has Eskom used (i) In the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16, (cc) 2016-17, (dd) 2017-18 and (ee) 2018-19 financial years and (ii) Since 1 April 2019; (2) For what purposes was the diesel used in each specified financial year; (3) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

1. The table below provides the Eskom OCGT diesel usage.

Financial Year

Rand value, R'm[1]

Megalitres

1 April 2019 up to Jan 2020

                 3 268

            318.6

2018-19

                 3 768

            384.5

2017-18

                    320

              37.8

2016-17

                    340

10

2015-16

                 8 690

         1 247.8

2014-15

                 9 546

         1 178.6

 

2. At Eskom diesel is used as fuel to open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) and fleet.

3. As the power stations perform better and energy availability factor (EAF) improves to a higher level, the use of diesel must reach zero level.

08 June 2020 - NW374

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) number of contracts have been cancelled since the SA Airways was placed under business rescue, (b) is the name of each company whose contract was cancelled and (c) was the (i) value and (ii) term of each contract?

Reply:

The following information is provided by the Business Rescue Practitioners of the SAA: see the link

https://pmg.org.za/files/1/RNW374-200608.docx

 

08 June 2020 - NW375

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Maotwe, Ms OMC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the SA Airways (a) advertised and (b) awarded tender(s) for catering in all its aircraft since 1 January 2014; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was each tender (i) advertised and (ii) awarded, (b) what is the name of each company that was awarded a tender and (c) what is the monetary value of each tender

Reply:

The following information was provided by the Business Rescue Practitioners of South African Airways:

SAA advertised and awarded catering tenders from 01 January 2014 to July 2019. The links below include contracts that cover SAA’s global operations (Local, Regional and International):

https://pmg.org.za/files/1/RNW375-200608.docx

08 June 2020 - NW234

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)       In view of his confirmation to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 19 February 2020 that each state-owned entity (SOE) must be evaluated for viability, (a) by what date will the process of evaluating the 131 SOEs commence, (b) who will be carrying out the evaluation and (c) what will be the criteria for such evaluations; (2) (a) what does his department intend to achieve with the evaluations and (b) how will the evaluations be connected to the financial viability of the SOEs; (3) how does he intend to deal with SOEs that are found not to be adding value and/orthat are not financially viable?

Reply:

(1)

Government as a whole is concerned about the number of state-owned enterprises and entities, and their respective governance operational and financial status. A process of review has been discussed and the relevant departments are establishing which entities can be merged, closed or retained. This will be an on-going process with regular reports to government.

Once the Presidential SOC Council begins its work, further measures and initiatives will be put in place.

(2)

As above:

In addition, Boards as the accounting authority in terms of the PFMA, will also be responsible for ensuring operational performance and financial viability of entities.

(3)

Government, in consultation with the relevant Departments, will determine the response to financial and other issues. The example of restructuring of Eskom as a result of the governance, operational and financial challenges arising from corruption and state capture.

Government initiated a process to change the business model, restructure the generation, transmission and distribution components with a view to better transparency, and focus on operational performance and financial efficacy.

The repositioning of state owned entities will continue to receive intense focus – particularly, ensure that dependence on the fiscus is stopped.

08 June 2020 - NW126

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What total amount have certain persons (names furnished) been paid since their appointment as business rescue practitioners for the SA Airways (SAA); (2) whether the specified business rescue practitioners benefited from the Development Bank of Southern Africa equity bridge loan facility to SAA; if so, (a) what amount did they get paid for that specified intervention and (b) how are they paid?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the Business Rescue Practitioners of the South African Airways Response:

1. The business rescue practitioners have been paid in accordance with the hours worked and set down rate for business rescue practitioners. The amounts paid to Matuson & Associates and Adamantem as at 26 May 2020 are as follows:

Matuson and Associates – R22 208, 689

Adamantem (Pty) Ltd – R14 002,112

(2) The business rescue practitoners did not benefit from the intervention relating to the DBSA bridge facility, other than payment in the normal course of the business rescue process done based on hours spent on the transaction and set down rate for that practitioner.

08 June 2020 - NW85

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total number of (a) persons who are currently employed at each state-owned entity and/or public enterprise and (b) what number of the specified employees at state-owned entities or enterprises are appointed at (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels (2) What is the average remuneration package of employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels at state-owned entities or enterprises; (3) What is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers at state-owned entities or enterprises? NW91E

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor

(1)(a)

The number of employees are currently employed at ALEXKOR is 205 as at end of December 2019.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

12

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

9

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R3 323 538,75

(b)

Middle Management

R1 411 488,89

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

R15 617 673,20

(b)

Middle Management

R4 873 830,00

 

According to the information received from Denel:

(1)(a) As at February 2020 the total workforce of Denel is 3426.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

45

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

700

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R2,653,454m

(b)

Middle Management

R958,088m

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

R76,771,451m

(b)

Middle Management

R684,391,669m

REPLY:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)

The number of employees are currently employed at Eskom is 45353 as at end of December 2019.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

372

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

6734

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R1 846 032

(b)

Middle Management

R1 144 138

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

R686 723 910

(b)

Middle Management

R7 616 533 256

 

According to the information received from SAFCOL

(1)(a)

The number of employees are currently employed at Safcol is 1479 as at end of December 2019.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

7

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

82

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R 131 726/ 1580 712 p/a

(b)

Middle Management

R 80 977/ 971 724 p/a

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

Middle Management

R 7 643 211/ 91 718 532/pa

(b)

   

 

According to the information received from SAX

(1)(a)

The number of employees are currently employed at SAX is 671 as at end of December 2019.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

81

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

43

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R1 093 485 per annum

(b)

Middle Management

R598 330 per annum

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

Middle Management

R16 828 815.00.

(b)

   

 

According to the information received from Transnet:

(1)(a)

The number of employees are currently employed at Transnet is 58051 as at end of December 2019.

 

Level

Number of employees

(1)(b)(i)

Senior Management

1041

(1)(b)(ii)

Middle Management

5296

(2)

 

Level

Average remuneration

(a)

Senior Management

R 1 522 753

(b)

Middle Management

R 758 755

(3)

 

Level

Amount Salary Spent

(a)

Senior Management

Middle Management

R5.6 billion p/a

(b)

   

Response from SAA is still outstanding and will be submitted as soon as the information becomes available.

08 June 2020 - NW524

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of (a) all government guarantees (i) issued to the SA Airways (SAA) and (ii) utilised by SAA and (iii) for what purpose have they been utilised, (b) all SAA loan debt liabilities including the (i) name of each lender, (ii) amount owed to each lender, (iii) interest rates charged by each lender and (iv) repayment date of each loan, (c) all current liabilities including the (i) name of creditor, (ii) amount owed to each creditor and (iii) due date for payment to each creditor and (d) all non-current liabilities excluding loan debt as at 29 February 2020?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the Business Rescue Practitioners of South African Airways: see the link

https://pmg.org.za/files/RNW524-SAA.docx 

 

08 June 2020 - NW878

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether his department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the Covid-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does he or his department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?

Reply:

The government has put in place a support package for small businesses.

The Department of Small Business Development will provide the details of the support available. The support, is available from various departments, for example: Agriculture and Tourism

08 June 2020 - NW917

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether his department awarded any tenders connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses to whom these tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded and (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business;

Reply:

In accordance with procurement regulations, requests for quotations were sourced in relation to Covid-19 pandemic and the information is indicated in the table below.

(a) Name of the budiness

(b) Amount

(c) Service/ Product

Biologica Pharmaceuticals

R26 650.00

Mask surgical

Tripple N Medical

R2 044.00

Mask surgical

Ekhaya Investments

R11 500.00

Mask cloth

Evergreen Latex

R2 517.20

Gloves surgical and examination natural rubber

Lechoba Medicals

R15 187.50

Hand Sanitizers

Promed Technologies

R2 700.00

Disinfectant surface

Promed Technologies

R3 600.00

Temperature scanners

Multisurge

R4 600.00

Temperature scanners

Recreative Creativity

R27 950.00

Dispenser wipes

Oks iInvestment 2009

R89 700.00

Fumigation/ Building sanitization

Bizmak Trading

R17 000.00

Hand sanitizer dispensers

 

R39 000.00

Hand spray sanitizer

 

R6 000.00

Face shield

(2) Whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the awarding of the tenders; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case;

Answer:

There was no deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures.

(3)        What was the reason for which each specified business was awarded the specified tender;

Answer:

No tender was awarded in connection with Covid-19 pandemic. However, businesses awarded through request for quotations met the specifications and their prices were the cheapest from other competitors.

08 June 2020 - NW557

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)     What amount in funding did Transnet allocate to the Esselen Park Sport School of Excellence in Tembisa for the current academic year; (2) Whether the funding for the current financial year has been released to the specified school; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what are the relevant details of the funding that Transnet intends to allocate to the school over the 2020-22 medium-term expenditure framework and (b) does the specified funding cover the cost of running the school; (4) What number of (a) staff members are employed at the school and (b) professional football players has the school turned out to date?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

1. For the Financial year 2020/2021 the SAFA Transnet Football School of Excellence has been allocated an amount of R 21 m.

2. The funds for the School of Excellence have been released for this financial year as per Transnet cost centre 1004036.

(3)(a) The budget for the 2020 – 2022 Medium Term Framework is estimated at

R44m, based on a 10% budget increase for the Financial year 2021/2022.

(3)(b) The allocated funding covers the running costs of the School including salaries for the 28 staff members employed by the School.

(4)(a) The School has 28 staff members made up of:

Eight academic staff;

One Head Coach and Five Coaches; and

Fourteen support staff.

(4)(b) The school has produced over 100 professional players. A list of players who

graduated from the School of Excellence is attached.

09 March 2020 - CW26

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Visser, Ms C to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

1. When last did his department use a white hat hacker to identify possible security gaps in their information technology system and cyber security threats; 2. Whether he will (a) employ such a hacker or (b) request the relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities to employ it; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department is constantly reviewing its IT security. Where weaknesses have been identified, they were corrected. To further strengthen its IT security, a process has been started to have a permanent capacity in the unit.

09 March 2020 - CW39

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Nhanha, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he will provide an update on the post-settlement model between his department and the land claimants that was arranged by the SA Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) on a matter that has been going on for more than five years without any success; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Government has decided that settlement of forestry land claim could be informed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) Agrarian Transformation System (Wagon Wheel) which emphasises significant community’s participation in enterprises operating on their land. In this regard, the communities will be prioritised in terms of:

  • Guaranteeing that there is community participation in the planning process and subsequent phases.
  • Equity participation in the enterprises operating on their land. This would include rights to have input into appointing non-executive and executive directors and senior management.
  • Preference for community based enterprises in the subcontracting for goods and services, enterprise and supplier development, and prioritising of the community in corporate social investment spend.
  • Recognition of Tribal Authorities, where they exist as competent oversight authorities over the assets acquired by the communities through the land claim settlement process.
  • The land post transfer to community should continue to be used for the prime activities that had been on the land. In the case of forestry, approval by Minister should be obtained before the land use can be changed.

2. The forestry land claims have received a priority within government, with the Mkhwanazi land transfer in the Northern KZN effected on 14 October 2018. The next three parallel land claims are Mbonambi, Dukuduku and Nyalazi which are scheduled to be settled and transferred as per DRDLR’s plans.

07 January 2020 - NW1199

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With regard to the completion of the dust handling and conditioning plant using the dense phase pneumatic conveying technology for unit one at the Medupi power station, what are the details of (a) the funding that was required by a certain company (name furnished) in order for the specified company to (i) complete the dust handling and conditioning plant and (ii) employ a new contractor to complete the dust handling and conditioning plant and (b)(i) tenders that were received and rejected, (ii) reasons for the tenders being rejected in each case, (iii) the estimated costs for the completion of the work by a new contractor and (iv) the date by which the (aa) tender adjudication will be completed and (bb) ash extraction unit will be completed and fully operational; (2) whether the specified company will be considered for the new contract; if not, why not?

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forward to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

07 January 2020 - NW1709

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the Eskom generation entity will be 100% state-owned; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Accordingly to the information received from Energy Team

The Eskom Generation entity will remain 100% state owned under Eskom Holdings consisting mainly of the current power plant base, which will be separated into a number of feasible smaller generation units.

Consideration for the creation of multiple generation companies (GENCOs) within Eskom Generation is currently under examination with the aim of introducing inter-company competition and drive efficiencies in generation. Each power station will have its own Power Purchase Agreement with predefined, fixed and guaranteed tariffs for energy with the Transmission Entity.

07 January 2020 - NW1371

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De Villiers, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did his department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Department has not used any of the individuals nor the companies as mentioned on the parliamentary question.

07 January 2020 - NW1200

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the details of the process currently used to remove ash from unit one at the Medupi power station in terms of the (a) daily operational hours of vacuum trucks, (b) number of operational days per week of each vacuum truck, (c) process followed to award the contract/s for the ash removal, (d) number of vacuum trucks being used, (e) number of round trips being undertaken by each vacuum truck every 24 hours and (f) daily cost of each vacuum truck; (2) what are the details of the additional costs resulting from the use of vacuum trucks to remove the ash including (a) dust suppression, (b) road cleaning, (c) road repairs and (d) staff expenses such as for traffic control? NW2410E

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forward to the entity and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

07 January 2020 - NW1294

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to the Eskom, Kusile and Medupi Power Station contracts with a certain company (name furnished), what are the details of (a) the contract bonds of any sort that were provided by the company to Eskom and (b) all expired contract bonds that were provided by the specified company that were (i) renewed and (ii) not renewed; (2) (a) why were the contract bonds that expired not renewed or called up and (b) what are the details of all contract bonds that (i) remain in place and (ii) will be utilised to complete the contracts that the specified company is unable to complete; (3) whether any Eskom officials were held responsible or accountable for not ensuring that the contract bonds were not renewed in time or, where necessary, called up; if not, why has no one been held responsible; if so, what are the relevant details of the Eskom officials who were held responsible in this regard? NW2505E

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forwarded to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

 

07 January 2020 - NW1354

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the reply to question 1269 on 16 July 2018, (a) what is the amount of the proceeds held in declared dividends, (b) in which bank account and account number are the dividends held and (c) who controls each bank account?

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forward to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

07 January 2020 - NW1494

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

(1) With reference to Ms Busisiwe Mavuso’s alleged statement that government interventions are hampering proper management and turnaround of Eskom, what were the interventions that he made that were against the plans of the Board and management teams at Eskom; (2) what was intended with his warning that Ms Mavuso must be careful?

Reply:

At the outset, it must be noted that it will take a long time for Eskom to recover fully from the damage caused by the State Capture.

The Memorandum of Incorporation of Company (including Eskom) sets out the responsibilities, duties and rights of the shareholder and directors. The shareholder, particularly 100% shareholder as in the case with government and many state owned companies, can have a range of rights in relation to the governance of SOEs. The Shareholder Compact, prescribes the various performance targets expected to be met by an entity.

In the case of Eskom, targets will include plant performance (the level of energy availability factor to be achieved), financial targets (reduction in overall costs including primary energy cost) or implementation of various “turnaround” plans. Within these parameters, the Board must hold management to account on delivery of these targets. Likewise, the shareholder department must hold the Board accountable. Where necessary, usually at critical stages of an entity, the shareholder may initiate processes to assist both the shareholder and Board to both diagnose a problem and suggest solutions: examples being the Presidential Sustainability Task Team (to make recommendations on the future direction of Eskom given the challenges and changes in the electricity market) and the Ministerial Technical Review Team (to make recommendations on improving plant performance).

07 January 2020 - NW1558

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Hinana, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to his reply to question 241 on 19 August 2019, (a) what category of infrastructure are the pylons in (i) Kempton Park and (ii) Edenvale and (b) how often should these be inspected; (2) whether any pylons, during the last inspection in the above areas, were found to be (a) unstable and/or (b) decaying due to rust; if so, what number (i) was identified and (ii) has been repaired to date? NW2883E

Reply:

The parliamentary question has been forwarded to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

07 January 2020 - NW1668

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

What are the details of the contingency measures and/or plans of the SA Airways (SAA) that are in place to assist its passengers when flights are grounded due to strikes?

Reply:

According to the information received from the South African Airways:

  1. SAA initiated the airlines Re- Accommodation Policy which provide customers with alternatives (Date Changes, Rebooking on other airlines).
  2. SAA customers are able to book on partner airlines, including SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and Codeshare Partner Airlines, as well as Star Alliance partner Airlines.
  3. SAA provides hotel accommodation for those passengers who cannot be booked on a flight.
  4. SAA book passengers on South African Airways flights for a later date at no extra charge.
  5. SAA extends the validity of the affected tickets to a date determined by the airline.
  6. SAA offers refunds to customers who decide to cancel their flights.
  7. SAA opens multiple channels of communication and extend the Call Centres operating hours.
  8. SAA deploys additional resources to assist with passenger interaction at all airports, the airline operates from, with the bulk of resources at SAA’s hub at OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg.

07 January 2020 - NW1686

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

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Transport to question 498 on 18 November 2019, (a) What are the details of the flight strategy that is mooted to boost tourism, (b) how was the conclusion regarding the flight strategy reached, (c) on what date was the flight strategy concluded, (d) what is the name of each stakeholder who was involved in drawing up the strategy and (e) what are the (i) mechanisms, (ii) milestones and (iii) timelines linked to the strategy?

Reply:

This question, I presume is referring to the National Airlift Strategy. The question will be better responded to by the Minister of Transport.

The Department of Transport (DoT) is the custodian of the National Airlift Strategy which is supporting the National Tourism Sector Strategy.

 

07 January 2020 - NW1669

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

Whether, with regard to the recent strike action at SA Airways, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot among their members; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which organisation and/or persons supervised the ballot and (b) was the ballot conducted by secret vote?

Reply:

According to the information received from SAA:

Yes, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot.

(a) Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin, Crew Association (SACCA). SAA also deployed its own observers for the supervision.

(b) Yes.

07 January 2020 - NW1700

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the nature of the agreement between Transnet and Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape pertaining to the borehole that services Wolwefontein in respect of (a) maintenance, (b) fuel supply for the pump, (c) water provision to the community and (d) future transfer of the borehole to the auspices of the specified municipality?

Reply:

This response is according to information received from Transnet:

In response to the above questions, there is no agreement between Transnet and Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality pertaining to the borehole that supplies water to the community of Wolwefontein in the Eastern Cape.

(a)&(b) The borehole is the property of Transnet and is operated and maintained by service providers appointed by Transnet. Part of the maintenance includes the supply of fuel for the pump. The borehole has been out of service from August 2019 and a service provider was appointed to effect repairs, however, the service provider has been experiencing challenges to restore the water supply for the community of Wolwefontein.

(c) Currently, water is being supplied to the community with a tanker service to provide immediate relief.

(d) A new borehole will be drilled, preferably in front of the police station. The exact location will depend on the water table survey. Water can be restored within six (6) weeks after completion of the drilling of the borehole, considering that quality of water needs to be treated, together with other works that may be required. Until such time that the new borehole is functional, the tanker service will continue to supply water to the community of Wolwefontein.

Lastly, Transnet has no objection to the borehole being transferred to the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality. It must be noted that high level meetings were held in 2013 and 2014, between Transnet and the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality to transfer the ownership of the borehole to the municipality, but no agreement was reached.

 

06 December 2019 - NW1536

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Please give reasons why Purchase Order number 4500441320 of Transnet National ports Authority, contractor Fegro Enterprise – a SMME, was cancelled?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

Fergo Enterprise was issued with PO number 4500441320 dated 04 April 2019, in the amount of R48 300.00 (Incl. VAT) to conduct NDT on the Synchrolift Hoist Base and Main Beams on a quotation issued on 29 March 2019.

Upon receipt of the said PO, Fegro Enterprise informed Transnet National Ports Authority that their quoted prices do not cover the entire scope of works as per the quote issued and explanation in the RFQ briefing session.

A decision was then taken to re-issue the RFQ, to the same initial three (3) companies and Fegro Enterprise quoted price [R91 540.00 (Incl. VAT)] was above the other responses received. (Whilst the other companies did maintain their initial quoted price).

On this basis PO number 4500441320 was then cancelled and a new Purchase Order number 4500447708, dated 26 September 2019, was issued to Entabeni Global Group (Pty) Ltd (Also a Level 1 BBBEEE company) in the amount of R59 028.64 (Incl. VAT).

06 December 2019 - NW368

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) he and (ii) his deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

The Ministry is yet to finalize its international engagement programme but ordinarily, Ministers and Deputy Ministers undertake these trips at the request and permission of the President or in response to invitations from the international organizations of relevance to their mandates. Attendance by officials and costs thereof, will depend on the nature of the engagement.

06 December 2019 - NW16

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he has received the response from the SA Airways since his reply to question 3735 on 9 January 2019; if so, what (a) are the (i) full names and (ii) details of the (aa) middle person supplier and (bb) original manufacturer of equipment, parts, consumables and services procured by (aaa) the SA Airways and (bbb) its subsidiaries since 1 April 2017, (b) is the value of supplies of each commodity procured from each middle person supplier and (c) is the actual or estimated price premium paid for each commodity?

Reply:

According to the information received from South African Airways:

SAA Corporate mainly procures in the following categories: cleaning services, employee assistance services, facilities and maintenance, financial services, insurance, IT services, legal services, recruitment, medical services, security services, rates and taxes etc. These items and services do not fall under the definition of original equipment manufacturing.

All food and beverage is procured from source e.g. wines from Zorgvliet and Weltevreden Wineries, soft drinks from Coca Cola Beverages South Africa and beer from SAB.

The SAA Group buys all fleet vehicles from OEM’s through the relevant channels and using the necessary National Treasury Transversal agreements for ground fleet.

SAA is unable to provide detail per line item on middlemen and premium paid without expending significant man-hours and cost for the following reasons:

1. Due to the current system utilisation, SAA buys most of their items on free text. This makes a procurement history analysis an extremely time intensive exercise [manually matching various different description into a normalised description], then identifying the various vendors and identifying which ones are OEMS and middlemen and then determining an estimated premium paid.

2. SAA is in the process of implementing the SAP ARIBA solution with an expected go-live date of April 2020. This system will enable SAA to provide this information from the transaction history based on master data, within a year after go live.

Subsidiaries

The SAAT utilises the AMOS system that carries item masters for traceability purposes as required by aviation legislation and Air Chefs are more advanced in the utilisation of the SAP system, thus can provide the information as required. Air Chefs uses Bill of materials in procuring their requirement hence this information can be reported by Air Chefs as follows.

Air Chefs, the catering subsidiary of SAA, procures mainly meat, fruit and vegetables, confectionery products and dry groceries in order to produce meals, either directly from producers or from third party suppliers at market related prices. Some third parties have arrangements with producers based on volumes offering better competitive pricing.

Mango: 95% of Mango spend is attributed to fuel, aircraft and engine maintenance by SAA Technical, navigation, property rentals by ACSA, licensing by SACAA, aircraft leases, ground handling services, catering services and advertising services. Mango does not procure through any middle person supplier. Mango contracts directly with suppliers that are supplying the goods and services after a robust procurement processes.

Please find the list of foreign supplier from April 2017 to date:

Aergen Aircraft Five Limited

Airline Tariff Publishing Company

CRED Acro Aircraft Seating Ltd

CRED Amadeus IT Group SA

CRED APB Winglets Company LLC

CRED Aviation Performance Solutions

CRED Aviation Quality Services GmbH

CRED Aviation Safety and Quality Solutions

CRED Celestial Aviation Trading 41 Ltd C/O GE Capital Aviati

CRED ENGINE LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION

CRED ezy Webwekstaden

CRED Flitepartners Ltd

CRED Galley Tours and Safaris

CRED GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED

CRED HADID International Services FZE

CRED HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL

CRED JEPPESEN GMBH

CRED Jordan Aircraft Maintanance Limited

CRED Lufthansa Technic AG

CRED Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services (Ireland) Limited

CRED MOMONDO A/S

CRED PACKAGING USD CONTROL ACC

CRED RESOURCE AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT

CRED SAMA JET INTERNATIONAL FZE

CRED Scaleout Software Inc

CRED START IRELAND LEASING  LIMITED

CRED The Boeing Company

CRED Travelpoint International LTD

SAA Technical (SAAT)

SAAT procured spares/components/material that were sourced from 383 different suppliers during the period under review. A list (Annexure A) with suppliers from whom South African Airways Technical SoC procured equipment, parts, consumables and services is attached containing:

a) full names and (ii) (a) details of the middle person supplier (ii) (bb) name of original manufacturer

b) Value of supplies per commodity per middle person supplier (Annexure B)

c) Estimated premium paid per supplier

28 November 2019 - NW1411

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Which types of functions or skills have been declared non-core in Eskom, (b) What is the budget attached to the non-core functions and/or skills as declared by Eskom and (c) How does Eskom intend to deal with the functions and/or skills that have been declared non-core?

Reply:

Accordingly to the information received from Eskom

a) Eskom does not have specific functions that have been declared non-core. However, a general view of the business refers to the Generation, Transmission and Distribution businesses as core and critical, while functions such as Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology and similar functions as non-core. However, it has to be noted that even functions referred to as non-core are essential to the functioning of the business and will always be required by Eskom. Therefore the use of core and non-core business in classifying functions will mainly be referring to primary business operations and support functions respectively. The primary business operations mainly refers functions such as the design, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance of plants and supply of electricity to end users.

b) Based on the above definition of Eskom critical workforce segments, it is not possible to provide budget details.

c) As explained above, the non-core functions are required by the business to support the operations.

28 November 2019 - NW1388

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What number of chief executive officers has? (a) Eskom, had since 1 January 2009; (2) (a) what number of the specified chief executive officers were (i) permanent appointments and (ii) temporary appointments in each specified entity and (b) for what period was each specified appointment in each entity; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a) Eskom had 12 Chief Executives since 2009.

(2)(a)(i)(ii) and (2)(b) Table 1 below provides the nature of appointments of Eskom Chief Executive Officers and the period of each appointment

Table 1: List of Acting Chief Executive and Chief Executives since 2009

Name

Designation

Period

Nature of appointment

P J Maroga

Designate CE

01/02/2007 - 31/04/2007

Permanent

 

Chief Executive

01/05/2007 - 30/11/2009

 

M Makwana

Acting CE

01/12/2009 - 30/06/2010

Non-executive Director

 

 

 

Non-Permanent

B A Dames

Chief Executive

01/07/2010 - 31/03/2014

Permanent

M C Matjila

Board Member

28/06/2011 - 01/04/2014

Non-executive Director

 

Acting CE

01/04/2014 - 30/09/2014

Non-permanent

 

Board Member

01/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

 

T J Matona

Chief Executive

01/10/2014 - 31/05/2015

Permanent

Name

Designation

Period

Nature of appointment

Z Khoza

Interim CE

13/03/2015 - 19/04/2015

Non-executive Director

 

 

 

Non-permanent

B Molefe

Seconded CE

20/04/2015 - 24/09/2015

 

 

Chief Executive

25/09/2015 - 31/12/2016

Appointed on a 5 year contract

M M Koko

Interim CE

01/12/2016 - 21/06/2017

Permanent

J A Dladla

Acting CE

22/06/2017 - 04/10/2017

Permanent

S Maritz

Interim CE

06/10/2017 - 28/02/2018

Permanent

P S Hadebe

Interim CE

22/01/2018 - 31/05/2018

 Interim

 

Chief Executive

01/06/2018 - 31/07/2019

Appointed as a contractor

J A Mabuza

Acting CE

01/08/2019 -

Non-executive Director

(3) It is clear to the Department that the attrition rate of CEOs at Eskom has been extra-ordinarily high and is a concern. The appointment of a new CEO, is the beginning of stabilizing the leadership at Eskom.

28 November 2019 - NW1275

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any relationship with a certain news site (Daily Maverick); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the nature of the relationship and (b) which staff of the specified news site is advising Eskom and/or the Chairperson of the Eskom Board of Directors?

Reply:

Accordingly to the information received from Eskom

(a)

Eskom would like to confirm that its relationship with the Daily Maverick is no different from its relationship with any other publication or media house. We categorically place on record that we do not have any special arrangements with any media house, including the Daily Maverick.

(b)

There is no media house or publication that consults or provides any communication services to Eskom, with the exception of reporting on our business operations.

28 November 2019 - NW670

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

On what date will his department publish the promised policy position paper on the future of the energy sector in the Republic, with particular reference to the future structure of Eskom?

Reply:

The Special Paper on the Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry was published on 29 October 2019.

15 November 2019 - NW724

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

In view of the fact that Transnet awarded a five-year outsourcing contract to a certain company (name and details furnished) in 2018 and in light of the huge sum of money paid in settlement by the Department of Home Affairs to the specified company (details furnished), why are the services of the company being used by his department?

Reply:

According to the information received from Transnet:

Transnet embarked on a five year tender for IT Data Services concluded in 2017 where Gijima was identified as the preferred bidder through an open tender process.

The Transnet Board at the time, decided to award the business to the second ranked bidder, however, after a court process, Transnet received a declaratory order in December 2018 to change its decision and award as per the outcome of the process to Gijima.

Following the declaratory order, Transnet has since engaged with Gijima to transition the contract. As part of the contractual process, the services are currently transitioning from T-Systems to Gijima as of the 1st of September 2019. The transition process has been without any interruptions to Transnet business. Currently Transnet is consuming services from Gijima with very minimal issues.

Transnet cannot comment on the statement regarding the 2011 payment as that transaction relates to the “Who am I Online” project under Department of Home Affairs.

06 November 2019 - NW1000

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provided electricity? (2) What; (a) is the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients, (b) are the reasons for the outstanding cost and (c) type of disputes are delaying payment of the outstanding cost; (3) What are the implications of the outstanding payments to Eskom on its debt or the special appropriations that Eskom is requesting from the Government; (4) What type of supply and payment solutions will Eskom implement to international clients? NW2152E

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

1) As at 19 September 2019, the total number of international governments and private companies to whom Eskom provides electricity is 10.

(2)(a) As at 19 September 2019, the total amount of outstanding payments to Eskom by the respective clients is R632 million.

(2)(b) There are three clients who have outstanding payments to Eskom and the reasons for these are displayed in the table below.

 

Client

Outstanding Balance Rm

(2)(b) Reasons

1

ZESA

Zimbabwe

R322 million

Zimbabwe has economic challenges due to political challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom and ZESA currently have a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt and ZESA is paying off the debt as per the agreement.

2

Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM)

R221 million

Eskom supplies EDM with standby power. The utility has financial constraints due to their generation mix which includes IPP’s which are contracted on a take-or-pay basis.

3

ZESCO

Zambia

R89 million

ZESCO owes Eskom due to power supplied during the previous drought period. The country has economic challenges which have led to it being unable to honour its debt obligations. Eskom owes ZESCO for energy imbalance which arises out of managing the regional system. Eskom and ZESCO are currently concluding a payment plan agreement for the settlement of the debt.

(2)(c) All the monies owed to Eskom are not in dispute. Eskom’s clients acknowledge their debt and attribute economic challenges as well as financial constraints as the cause of their delays in settling the outstanding debt.

(3) These funds could assist minimally with Eskom’s cash flows.

(4) Eskom will ensure that future contracts are designed to avoid build-up of debt in future.

06 November 2019 - NW1229

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each entity reporting to him and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in each entity; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in the entities reporting to him?

Reply:

(1) (a) None (b)(i) none (ii) none

(2) (a) Not applicable (b) not applicable

(3) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1174

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department incurred any costs relating to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria n 25 May 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason? Nw2335E

Reply:

(a) The Department did not incur any costs during the inauguration of the President on 25 May 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

(b) The Department did not incur any costs during the State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019.

(i) No costs were incurred;

(ii) Not applicable

06 November 2019 - NW1107

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with reference to the closure of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train, operating between George and Knysna, any progress has been made to restore the line and re-open it; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of (a) any progress made to date and (b) estimated date of re-opening?

Reply:

According to information received from Transnet SOC LTD:

No progress has been made to physically restore the line. Significant planning towards the restoration and re-opening is taking place. (a) A proposal from the private sector has been received and is currently in the final process of evaluation. The earliest time that the proposal can be fully supported and approved will be at the end of the first quarter of 2020. (b) The work towards the restoration will commence at the end of 2020 with initial operations, not on the full extent of the line, will be towards the end of 2021.

 

25 October 2019 - NW574

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What number of (a) security, (b) cleaning and (c) general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure are employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers at (i) Eskom, (ii) Transnet, (iii) SA Airways, (iv) SA Express, (v) SA Forestry Company and (vi) Denel; (2) What total amount does Eskom, Transnet, SA Airways, SA Express, SA Forestry Company and Denel spend from their current budget on security, cleaning and general worker personnel who work in their buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor

Information submitted on behalf of Alexkor Head Office:

(1) (a) Security – None

(b) Cleaning – None

  1. General workers – None

Information submitted on behalf of Alexkor /RMC JV:

(a) Security - 84 people

(b) Cleaning – Two people;

(c) General Workers – None;

(2) Current budget on the following are part of the staff compliment (permanent workers) as mentioned on PQ 586

(a) Security – None

(b) Cleaning – 2 (Office cleaners at Head Office)

  1. General workers – 8 (at the mine)

Alexkor / RMC JV spends R1, 233,487.21 / month on Security Services (this include the portion the mining contractors pays);

Alexkor /RMC JV spends R 10 600.00/month on Cleaning Service

According to the information received from Denel:

1(a) 138 security

(b) 185 (cleaning)

(c) 32 (general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and other infrastructure

 

2 Security = R17 433 106.89 per annum

Cleaning = R13 517.92 per annum

General worker personnel = R3 106 365.35 per annum

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)(b)(c)(i) Eskom generally contracts for a service and not necessary personnel; as a result Eskom does not have readily available records on the number of personnel employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers.

(2) Eskom is not able to provide a spent on personnel employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers. However, we provide total amounts that Eskom spent on security, cleaning and general worker services for the current financial year in the table below.

Financial Year 2019/20

Security

R225 874 543.32

Cleaning

R241 439 141.14

General Worker

R69 198 544.15

TOTAL

R 536 512 228.61

According to the information received from SAFCOL

  1. (a) SAFCOL has 107 security personnel employed through tenders obtained by their respective companies.

(b) SAFCOL has no cleaning personnel employed through tenders. All cleaning personnel are permanently employed by SAFCOL. However, SAFCOL incurred expenses for cleaning materials required through tenders.

(c) SAFCOL has no general worker personnel employed through tenders. All general worker personnel are permanently employed by SAFCOL.

(2) SAFCOL incurred expenses for security personnel employed through tenders obtained by their respective companies as per the table below:

Actual Spent as at 31 March 2019

Services

Amounts

Security personnel

R10 019 283,59

SAFCOL does not have cleaning and general worker personnel employed through tenders. However, SAFCOL incurred expenses for cleaning materials as per the table below:

Actual Spent as at 31 March 2019

Services

Amounts

Materials for cleaning services

R1 458 793,41

According to the information received from South African Express:

1(a) SA Express Airways’ cleaning services and security services are outsourced.

(b) SA Express Airways facilities are taken care of in-house (5 incumbents employed in the facilities department)

(c) None

2. SA Express pays an approximate amount of R67 000.00 per month towards cleaning, facilities and general workers. SA Express pays an approximate amount of R20 000.00 per month towards security services.

According to the information received from South African Airways:

1 SAA utilizes the below number of staff obtained through a tender process from third party service providers;

Function

Number of personnel

(a) Security (Reshebile Protection and Aviation Services)

679

(b) Cleaning and General services (Morena Corporate Services)

368

2 SAA spends (for all stations and premises in SA), the following on the specified services:

Function

Annual Spend

(a) Security

R100 564 693.00

(b) Cleaning and General services

R 25 560 753.00

According to the information received from Transnet

Transnet’s response attached as Annexure A.

25 October 2019 - NW585

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Hlonyana, Ms NKF to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) Who is the lender he mentioned in the Debate on the State of the Nation Address, (b) who has provided a loan and/or financial assistance to Denel so that it was able to pay salaries, (c) on what date was the loan made, (d) what is the (i) value and (ii) interest rate for the loan, (e) whether he has found that the loan is in line with all applicable laws and regulations and (f) who approved the loan?

Reply:

This response is according to the information received from Denel:

(a) The lender is a South African commercial bank, however, due to confidentiality rules Denel is unable to disclose the name of the lender.

(b) The loan was provided by a South African commercial bank.

(c) The loan was made on 26 June 2019.

(d) (i) R12 million

(ii) The interest rate is confidential and cannot be disclosed.

(e) The loan was in line with all the applicable laws and regulations.

(f) The Acting Group Chief Financial Officer approved the loan.

25 October 2019 - NW580

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the legal provisions upon which he relied to appoint Mr Jabu Mabuza as Interim Executive Chairman as well as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom Holdings;\ (2)What are the legal provisions upon which he relied for appointing an Acting CEO at Eskom Holdings when Eskom Holdings has a Board?

Reply:

  1. In terms of Clause 14.5.1 of the Eskom’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI), the Chairperson of the Eskom Board is appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises (Acting Chairperson included). The latter Clause does not preclude the Minister from appointing an Executive Chairperson nor does it prescribe that the Chairperson should be an Executive or Non-Executive Director. Notwithstanding that Clause 14.5.2 of the MOI entitles the Board to designate an Acting Chairperson until the Minister appoints the Chairperson of the Board, the Minister retains exclusive powers to appoint the Chairperson of the Board.
  2. Pursuant to Clause 14.3.1 of the Eskom’s Memorandum of Incorporation read with sections 1 and 63(2) of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, the Minister of Public Enterprises has exclusive powers to appoint the Chief Executive Officer (Acting CEO included).

In addition, nothing in any relevant law precludes the above.

24 October 2019 - NW586

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total number of employees at each state-owned entity?

Reply:

According to the information received from Alexkor:

The total number of employees at Alexkor SOC LTD and its subsidiaries is 331.

According to the information received from DENEL:

The total number of employees at Denel SOC LTD its 3 438.

According to the information received from Eskom:

The total number of employees at Eskom SOC Ltd 45 982.

According to the information received from SAFCOL:

The total number of employees at SA Forestry Company SOC Ltd and its subsidiaries is 2396.

 

According to the information received from SAA:

The total number of employees at South African Airways SOC Ltd its 5 256.

According to the information received from SAX:

The total number of employees at South African Express SOC Ltd its 711

According to the information received from Transnet:

The total number of employees at Transnet SOC Ltd its 56 718.

21 October 2019 - NW587

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department or any of the entities reporting to him ever contracted the services of a certain company since February 2018; if so, (a) what was the value of each contract, (b) on what date was it awarded, (c) for what services was it awarded and (d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

The Department has not contracted services of Werksmans Attorneys.

According to the information received from Alexkor SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Alexkor SOC did not contract the services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from Denel SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Denel SOC did not contract the services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from Eskom SOC LTD

Company name (furnished)

(a) what was the value of each contract

(b) on what date was it awarded

(c) for what services was it warded

(d) who approved the contracting of the services?

Werksman Attorneys

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Eskom has not contracted services of Werksmans Attorneys since February 2018.

According to the information received from SAA SOC LTD

(a) Werksman rendered a variety of legal services to SAA as fully set out in Table A hereunder.

Table A Werksmans rendered and were paid for the following services for the period 2008 to 2019.

TABLE A

SAA Paid Werksman the following amounts for the period 2008 to 2019

 

Financial Year

Vendor Name

Services Rendered

Total Spend

2008

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation

R 788,773.92

2009

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation

R 1,547,889.36

2010

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation (Equity Aviation)

R 545,592.08

2011

Werksman Attorneys

Labour

R 3,867.45

2012

Werksman Attorneys

Litigation (Equity Aviation)

R 110,502.48

2013

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 175,165.09

2014

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 252,550.78

2015

Werksman Attorneys

Aircraft Leasing

R 1,199,031.66

2016

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 524,399.20

2017

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter

R 14,801.88

2018

Werksman Attorneys

Intellectual Property (Release of Mortgage)

R 93,678.28

2019

Werksman Attorneys

Labour Matter Steven Poprawa

R 865,004.93

       
     

R6,121,257.11

SAA is not aware of any Werksmans affiliated companies that were paid for the rendering of the above mentioned companies. All invoices received from Werksmans were paid directly to them.

This level of information is normally not kept by the legal department. The duration of each contract is always dependent the type of matter and any complexities presented. Litigation matters would normally last longer compared to corporate advisory and transactional work. We will commence collation of this information for future reporting.

(d) The procurement of the services followed a supply chain process and were sourced either through the panel of service providers or the RFQ process and were signed off by procurement as the custodian of the procurement process. Each contract entered into with Werksmans was or is in line with the PFMA and relevant departmental regulations.

According to the information received from SAFCOL SOC LTD

Werksman Attorneys February 2018 – August 2019

Reference

Description

Service Provider

Date Awarded

Contract Approved

Contract Period

Bid Amount

1.

Legal Services

Werksmans Attorneys

None

None

None

R119 752,31

a) The contract value is not known as there was no contract between SAFCOL and Werksmans Attorneys. However, expenses incurred from February 2018 to August 2019 amounted to R119 752, 31.

b) The exact date during which the contract was awarded to Werksmans Attorneys is not known. However, the instruction to request Werksmans Attorneys to carry out work for SAFCOL was around August 2015.

c) Werksman Attorneys scope of work was to initiate and preside over disciplinary hearings for certain employees.

d) The instruction to Werksmans Attorneys was approved by Ms Nomkhita Mona (former CEO), Ms Zoliswa Mashinini (former CFO) and Francois de Villiers (former COO).

According to the information received from SAX SOC LTD

Name of Company

Werksmans Attorneys

Value of contracts

Fixed once off contract (R1 196 305.26)

When was it awarded?

February 2019

Type of services

Werksmans Attorneys was requested to perform the following duties:

To assist with the review of commercial terms relating to particular contracts and SAX rights as some had been flagged as irregular from a compliance perspective – MGC Matekane; Africa Charter; FlyFofa; Namane Capital; Ziegler

Who approved the contracting of services

The appointment followed the normal internal procurement processes.

According to the information received from TRANSNET SOC LTD

From February 2018 Transnet has not contracted Werksmans attorneys to render any services. However, in June 2017 they were hired by the then Transnet Board to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations of procurement irregularities in the acquisition of the 1064 locomotives. Those services were rendered from June 2017 to March 2018 and for which they were paid fees in the amount of R12 562 506.83 including VAT and disbursements.

Legal firms should be retained on the basis of their specific expertise and the particular needs of the entity. Any forensic report produced by any legal or other firm must be acted upon to recover funds improperly expended and where appropriate charges will be laid with the relevant law enforcement authorities.

21 October 2019 - NW637

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether his department and/or any entities reporting to him contracted the services of certain companies (names furnished) or any of their affiliated companies; if so, (a) What services did each company render, (b) What was the total monetary value of each contract, (c) What amount was paid to each company, (d) What was the duration of each contract, (e) Who signed off on each contract and (f) Was each contract in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and relevant departmental regulations?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises

The Department has not contracted services of the following companies:

  • Forensic Data Analysts;
  • Muvoni Technology Group;
  • Muvoni Investment Holdings; and
  • Ideco

According to the information received from ALEXKOR SOC LTD

Company names (furnished)

(a) what services did each company render

(b) what was the total monetary value of each contract

(c) what amount was paid to each company

(d) what was the duration of each contract

(e) who signed off on each contract

(f) was each contract in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 and relevant Department regulations.

Forensic Date Analysts

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Muvoni Technology Group

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Muvoni Investment Holdings

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Ideco

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

According to the information received from DENEL SOC LTD

Denel SOC LTD has not contracted the services of Muvoni Technology Group Muvoni Investment Holding and IDECO or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from ESKOM SOC LTD

Eskom does not have records of contracts or payments to Forensic Data Analysts, Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings and Ideco.

According to the information received from SAA SOC LTD

SAA has no records of the company processing payments or doing any business with the following companies: Forensic Data Analytics; Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings; Ideco or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from SAFCOL SOC LTD

According to our record, SAFCOL has never contracted these service providers (Forensic Data Analysts, Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings, ldeco) and they are not registered on the SAFCOL database.

According to the information received from SAX SOC LTD

SA Express Airways’ SAP system has no records of the company processing payments or doing any business with the following companies: Forensic Data Analytics; Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holdings; Ideco or any of their affiliated companies.

According to the information received from TRANSNET SOC LTD

Transnet has not contracted the services of Muvoni Technology Group, Muvoni Investment Holding, Iveco or any of their affiliated companies.

21 October 2019 - NW776

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) what amount spent on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year? NW189E

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

1. (a) The amount spent on advertising by the Department.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 822 652.22

R1 041 098.35

R752 107.06

2(a)

(i)Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R441 881.25

R879 763.69

R743 105.78

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

N/A

N/A

N/A

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

N/A

N/A

N/A

According to the information received from ALEXKOR

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R950

R23 360

R7 225

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from DENEL

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R3 173 466.29

R365 656.97

R809 663.76

2(b)

(i)Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 349 234.78

R0.00

R278 640

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R261 160

R0.00

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising by the State Owned Entities that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R261 160

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a)(ii) Table below provides advertising spend for the specified financial years

Financial year

Total Spend on advertising

2016/17 (aa)

R 27 274 202

2017/18 (bb)

R 36 119 802

2018/19 (cc)

R 2 385 839

(2)(b)(i) Advertising spend to black owned companies per financial year. Eskom has contracted with four black owned media buying companies between FY2016/17 and FY2018/19.

Name of Black owned companies

FY2016/17 Spend

FY2017/18 Spend

FY2018/19 Spend

The Media Shop

R 2 480 800

R 46 815

R 0.00

Human Communications

R 8 271 641

R 13 352 632

R 1 958 756

Basadzi

R 15 096 576

R 19 515 293

R 0

Tsalena

R 1 049 698

R 387 366

R 51 431

(2)(b)(ii) Eskom cannot provide spend on outdoor advertising, for each black-owned media company in financial years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2019/20 because our systems are unable to draw reports on outdoor advertising specifically.

According to the information received from SAA

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R42 516 220

R22 602 282

R32 908 827

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R14 708 005

R232 399

R569 510

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R22 103 621

R14 194 897

R651 027

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R14 708 005

R232 399

R569 510

According to the information received from SAFCOL

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him

(1)(a)(ii) SAFCOL does not use outdoor advertising, the amounts below are for media, branding and publications for recruitment for vacant positions in the company.

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R 368 896,35

R 61 171,07

R 50 040,35

2(b)

(i)  Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

See annexure (a)

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R 368 896,35

R 61 171,07

R50 040,35

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

n/a

n/a

n/a

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

n/a

n/a

n/a

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

SAFCOL has never incurred expenses on outdoor advertising in each specified financial year.

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

SAFCOL has never incurred expenses on outdoor advertising. Therefore, there were no expenses incurred for black-owned media companies.

According to the information received from SA Express

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R12 210 232

R2 692 967

R419 763

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R9 911 642

R1 033 609

R10 800

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R1 400 655

R0.00

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R0.00

R0.00

R0.00

According to the information received from Transnet

1(a) (ii) The amount spent on advertising by State Owned Entities reporting to him.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R11 363 903.55

R9 429 723.15

R10 786 337.37

2(b)

(i) Total expenditure that went to black-owned media company in each specified year.

See annexure (a)

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R12 317 405.91

(ii)Total expenditure that went towards outdoor advertising in each specified year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 537 779.20

n/a

R1 910 039.19

(c)Amount spent on outdoor advertising that went to each black owned media company in each specified financial year.

2016/17 (aa)

2017/18 (bb)

2018/19 (cc)

R1 537 779,20

n/a

R1 910 039.19

21 October 2019 - NW625

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) total amount has (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply:

Department of Public Enterprises:

The information on cleaning and security services is mentioned below. There was no spending on gardening services.

(a)(i) Department of Public Enterprises

(b) Cleaning Services

Lounde Holdings = R156 600.00

Purpose serve Service & Supply = R328 500.00

Vuledza Industies = R124 788.00

(c) Security Services

Matlolobe Business Enterprise = R1 754 967.33

Madox Security and Risk = R247 000.00

Eldna Security Services = R907 633.94

Nungu Security Services = R267 000.00

Services

(aaa) 2017/2018

(bbb) 2018/2019

TOTAL

Cleaning Services

R204 600.00

R405 288.00

R609 888.00

Security Services

R1 671 143.56

R1 505 457.71

R3,176,601.27

Gardening Services

N/A

N/A

N/A

According to the information received from Alexkor

  • Cleaning services-Alexkor have two cleaners which are internal staff
  • Security services- Not applicable
  • Gardening services – Not applicable

Alexkor /RMC PSJV Enterprise Development Project - 2017/2018 – Cleaning and Gardening

1. GB Keweley (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 56 500.00

2. Madawa Services (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 298 390.00

3. June Christiaan (Cleaning Services)

R 70 000.00

4. Amos Mrwati (Cleaning Services)

R 72 500.00

5. Alexanderbay Tuinsdienste (Township Cleaning Services including Gardens)

R 83 400.00

6. Gerrit Cloete ( Township Cleaning Services)

R 119 000.00

7. Ex Catherda Services (Township Cleaning Services)

R 158 000.00

8. Richtersveld Werke (Township Cleaning and Gardens)

R 220 000.00

Alexkor /RMC PSJV Enterprise Development Project - 2018/2019 – Cleaning and Gardening

1. Madawa Services (Township Cleaning including Gardens)

R 260 500.00

2. June Christiaan (Cleaning Services)

R 62 100.00

3. Amos Mrwati (Cleaning Services)

R 62 100.00

4. Gerrit Cloete ( Township Cleaning Services including Gardening)

R 121 000.00

5. Ex Catherda Services (Township Cleaning Services including Gardening)

R 165 000.00

6. Richtersveld Werke (Township Cleaning Services including Gardens)

R 231 000.00

Alexkor/RMC JV - F/Y 2017/2018

  1. Security Services

R10, 994 572.00 (Vat excluded)

Alexkor/RMC JV - F/Y 2018/2019

  1. Security Services (Physical and CCTV)

R10, 595 825.00 (Vat excluded)

According to the information received from Denel

Financial Year

Cleaning

Security

Gardening

TOTAL

2017/18

13,071,894.50

17,232,157.26

3,684,380.75

33,988,432.51

2018/19

12,752,339.55

16,446,327.25

2,930,533.35

32,129,200.15

Total

25,824,234.05

33,678,484.51

6,614,914.10

66,117,632.66

According to the information received from ESKOM

a)(ii)

The table below displays the amounts that Eskom has spent on cleaning, security, and gardening service contracts in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.

(b)(c)

The amount paid to service providers for cleaning services is in Annexure A. The amount paid to service providers for security services is Annexure B. The amount paid to service providers for gardening services is in Annexure C.

Service Providers

(aaa) 2017/18

(bbb) 2018/19

TOTAL

(aa) Cleaning Services

632 658 536.57

653 465 470.68

1 286 124 007.25

(bb) Security Services

1 033 723 184.61

1 023 120 840.51

2 056 844 025.12

(cc) Gardening Services

127 794 705.50

100 237 950.60

228 032 656.10

ALL Services

1 794 176 426.68

1 776 824 261.79

3 571 000 688.47

(a)(ii)TOTAL

3 571 000 688.47

According to the information received from SAA

Financial Year

Supplier

2017-18

2018-19

Total

(aa) Cleaning Services

Morena Corporate Services

R23 025 915.90

R 23 838 871.70

R46 864 787.60

(bb) Security Services

Reshebile Protection and Aviation Services

R100 645 461.06

R100 812 034.16

R201 457 495.22

(cc) Garden Services

Rothe Plantscapers

R408 322.08

-

R408 322.08

 

Rothe Plantscapers

R102 169.26

R862 461.29

R964 630.55

According to the information received from SAFCOL

(a) (ii)The Summary is provided below:

Services 2017/18

Amounts

(aa)

Cleaning (materials procured for cleaning services)

R1 063 251,94

(bb)

Security

R7 366 137,15

(cc)

Gardening services (Gardening services costs are incurred by the landlord)

R0

(aaa)

(bbb)

Services 2018/19

Amounts

(aa)

Cleaning (Materials procured for cleaning services)

R1 458 793,41

(bb)

Security

R10 019 283,59

(cc)

Gardening services (Gardening services costs are incurred by the landlord)

R0

Refer to Annexure A for more details (ii) (aaa) 2017-18, (bbb) 2018-19, (b) and (c).

According to the information received from SAX

No

Supplier name

Service rendered

Amount paid

2017-18

Amount paid

2018-19

1

SAA

Cleaning services

R 256 614.36

R 262 639.92

2

Mafoko Security

Security services

R 480 855.86

R 657 651.96

3

SAA

Gardening services

R 157 642.80

R 157 642.80

4

Bosasa

Security services

R 121 600.82

 

Total

R 1 016 713.84

R 1 077 934.68

 

 

11 October 2019 - NW996

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

1)(a)On what date was Eskom’s litigation against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa initiated and (b) What is the main objective of the litigation 2) (a) Which law firm or panel of legal representatives have been appointed in this regard and (b) What total amount was spent on litigation as at the latest specified date for which information is available; 3) Whether he has found the litigation to be justifiable?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

  1. (a) 26 May 2018 and 14 February 2019.

(b) Reviewing and setting aside the decision of NERSA in relation to the Eskom application for tariff increases for the 2018/19 year and remitting the application to NERSA for redetermination and,

The NERSA RCA decisions for the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years should be reviewed and set aside.

(2) (a) Gildenhys Malatji Attorneys

(b) As at 26 September 2019 Eskom has spent almost R2.7 million over two years. This amount includes for Attorney’s fees, senior counsel and junior counsel fees as well as Economic and financial experts fees.

(3) This will be determined by the judge.

12 September 2019 - NW294

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the details of the (a) financial and (b) in-kind assistance, including fuel, ground handling and so on, provided by the SA Airways (SAA) to SA Express (i) in the past two years and (ii) since 1 January 2019; (2) Whether the SAA passed board resolutions as required by section 46 of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008, before providing any financial and/or other assistance to SA Express; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) Whether the Board of the SAA performed (a) solvency and/or liquidity tests to satisfy the requirements of section 46 of the specified Act before providing any financial or other assistance to SA Express; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) Whether the relevant trade unions were informed of the financial and other assistance before it was provided to SA Express; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) What are the relevant details of the (a) assessments conducted relating to the SA Express’ ability to repay any financial or other assistance to the SAA and (b) the impact of the SA Express’ extended grounding of its aircraft in 2018 on its ability to repay financial and other assistance to the SAA?

Reply:

 

  1. SAA has not provided financial assistance to SA Express (i) in the past two years; (ii) since 1 January 2019
  2. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  3. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  4. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.
  5. Not applicable as no financial assistance was provided to SA Express.

12 September 2019 - NW581

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to the R50 to R60 billion that he stated was allegedly lost to state capture, (a) what are the reasons he did not raise this figure at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture (b) which companies and/or entities stole the R50-R60 billion and, (c) what are the reasons he did not open a case to report the illegal activity?

Reply:

(a) The evidence presented when I appeared at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture was based on information that was available to me at the time. Subsequent to my representations at the Commission, new information was brought to light by the forensic investigations completed by them estimating that R50-60 billion was stolen from them. The evidence presented before the Zondo Commission estimates the amount stolen to be within the R50-60 billion range.

(b) In my written reply to PQ No 11 that was published on 20 June 2019, I mentioned several successful civil recoveries registered by Eskom and Transnet, the amounts involved as well as the names of the companies that were ordered by the courts to return the funds stolen from the two SOCs. Therefore, in due course we will provide relevant details as some of the unfolding investigations are successfully concluded and specific companies and/or individuals held liable by the courts.

(c) Forensic reports concerning SOCs have been handed over to the Hawks and the SIU in order to determine those that must be held liable for the amounts stolen from the state.

02 September 2019 - NW283

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) Total amount budgeted for his private office for the 2019/20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in his private office since May 2019?

Reply:

(a)

R20 717 000.00

(b)

(i)

R16 595 000.00

       
 

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

 

Salary Level

Job Title

Qualification

 

13

Private Secretary

  • Professional Receptionist and Personal Assistant Certificate,
  • IMM Marketing management Diploma,
  • Advanced Taxation Graduate Programme
 

9

Assistant Private Secretary

  • Diploma Secretarial,
  • Office Administration,
  • Advanced Certificate : Office Management
 

13

Senior Parliamentary and Cabinet Services

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree
 

13

Head: Administration

  • Diploma in Human Resources Management
 

13

Media Liaison Officer

  • B. Tech Degree in Journalism
  • National Diploma in Journalism
 

12

Parliamentary and Cabinet Support Officer

  • Senior Certificate
 

9

Administrative Secretary

  • National Senior Certificate
 

8

Registry Clerk

  • Bachelor of Administration
 

7

Receptionist

  • Diploma in Office Administration
 

6

Driver/Messenger

  • National Senior Certificate
 

6

Driver/Messenger

  • National Senior Certificate
 

5

Food Service Aid

  • National Senior Certificate
 

(v)

Job Description of each employee appointed in his private office since May 2019. As per the DPSA benchmark job descriptions for Ministerial Support Staff.

02 September 2019 - NW216

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Buthelezi, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in

(i) his department

32 vacancies

(ii) each provincial departments reporting to him; and

None

(b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case.

The post of Director General was advertised during July 2019. Critical posts been prioritised to be filled.

02 September 2019 - NW212

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Buthelezi, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the total (a) number of employees in his department who are being paid whilst they are on undue and/or extended periods of sick leave and (b) cost to the Government in each case?

Reply:

(a) None

(b) None