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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 - 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

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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

 

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.

19 August 2019 - NW11

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Buthelezi, Ms P to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether, with reference to his interventions by appointing senior managers that have subsequently resigned, he has found that the rot within the state-owned entities runs too deep for it to be reclaimed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) Whether he intends to introduce public-private partnerships; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

(a)

As a matter of clarity, the Minister, with the concurrence of Cabinet, appoints the Board of Directors of the State-Owned Companies (SOCs). He appoints the CEOs and CFOs on the recommendations of the Boards. Only where Boards seek the Minister’s concurrence on appointments of other Executives at subsidiary level, does the Minister express a view. There are various reasons for resignations at the SOCs, such as end of contract terms, personal reasons and the difficulties posed by the damage caused in the institutions.

 

(b)

The rot within SOCs is deep but can be overcome. This is demonstrated by among others, the following achievements that have been registered under the leadership of the current boards:

 

 

 

(i) Eskom

  • McKinsey repaid R902 million against a civil claim Eskom instituted against the company.
  • Eskom successfully pursued the recovery of R600 million that was illegally paid to Trillian. A full bench of the Gauteng High Court ordered that the funds be returned to Eskom to be used for the benefit of the country’s citizenry.
  • SIU is currently in court on behalf of Eskom to set aside the Tegeta Brakfontein coal supply agreement to the value of R2.7bn.

 

 

 

(ii) Transnet

  • China South Rail (CSR) repaid R618 million to Transnet in relation to an irregular prepayment for locomotive maintenance.
  • Civil claims have been lodged against former Executives to recover losses that were incurred as a result of their irregular conduct.

 

 

 

(iii) State Capture Inquiry

  • The Minister, the Chairs of the Boards of Eskom and Transnet and an executive within the DPE have led evidence at the Commission in order to shed light on events that led to some of the challenges that trace their lineage to State Capture and how the department is working hard to root corruption out of all SOCs.  
  • Eskom: The current Board, led by the Chairperson Mr Jabu Mabuza, led evidence at the Commission.
  • Transnet:  The current Board, led by the Chairperson Dr Popo Molefe, numerous executives and senior managers led evidence covering the Locomotive deals (95, 100 & 1064) and supporting contracts, such as advisory services; loan transaction services; consulting; funding; and Treasury functions. 
  • Denel: Submissions were made to the Commission and the Board is waiting to lead evidence. Former officials have already led evidence that shed light on some of the irregular conduct that has resulted in the challenges the company is currently facing. 
  • SAFCOL: Officials will be leading evidence in due course.
  • SAA: Among others, previous Ministers, the former Chairperson of the Board (Cheryl Carolus) and former CFO and CEO (currently acting CEO of SAX) have appeared and/or will be appearing before the Commission to give evidence.
  • Alexkor: Commission is investigating matters and the Board is fully cooperating with the investigators. 

 

(c)

The progress highlighted above and the preparedness of the current leaders in each SOC demonstrated that:

  • there is a plan in place in each SOC to root out corruption;
  • each Board, supported by other officials is heavily seized with executing the plan;
  • the plans are beginning to yield tangible results; and

However, to be frank, overcoming the full impact of State Capture and corruption requires vigorous effort and courage from Boards and Management.

 

(2)

SOCs within DPE portfolio are experiencing financial difficulties. The process to turn-around SOCs is ongoing. This will culminate in the review of the operating models of the SOCs. Furthermore, in some SOCs Strategic Equity Partners (SEPs) will be brought in to partner with SOCs in improving some operations. In that vein, SOCs will provide the Minister with proposals on areas where private partnership are required. Denel has a few examples of this kind of partnerships

19 August 2019 - NW432

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether a bailout and/or additional guarantees are under consideration for Denel; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons for the bailout and/or additional guarantees and (b) is the amount under consideration; (2) Whether Denel intends to expand its operations beyond weaponry; if so, (a) what are the reasons for the expansion in its operations and (b into which industry will it expand its operations; (3) Whether the expansion of its operations will require any additional financial support from the State; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? CW46E

Reply:

The answers for the SOEs in my portfolio are as follows:

1. An application for funding to be allocated to Denel from the contingency reserve announced by the Minister of Finance during the 2019 Budget Speech has been made, with additional funding requested over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).

(a) Denel requires recapitalisation because of the liquidity challenges it faces.

(b) The amount of the total recapitalisation is still being considered by Government.

(2)(a) & (b) As per the South African Defence Review (2015), Denel is a national security asset, with the primary purpose of designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting defence matériel. In addition, Denel is charged with:

    • The custodianship of assigned sovereign or strategic defence capabilities, technologies and abilities, inclusive of those that may be at risk, the loss of which would threaten South Africa’s required defence capability.
    • The design, development, manufacture and support of important capabilities.

Denel is busy with the implementation of a turnaround plan.  The strategy was approved by the Board of Directors in February 2019 and is aligned with the expectations of the shareholder.  The immediate focus will be on disposing of non-core assets on an urgent basis and establishing strategic equity partnerships across the various divisions of the company.

Nevertheless, Denel is constantly exploring economically viable new revenue streams as part of its profitable growth strategy as well as new technologies to grow its business and technology base. These include both technologies adjacent to its current product portfolio technologies and new “green fields” technologies. Denel continues to and intends to further grow its collaboration with local and international Universities and research institutes. Some of the technology and expansion areas being explored include security and cyber technology solutions, system of system level integration capabilities, advanced software solutions and an enhanced offering to the South African Police Service.

Denel is one of the few, if not the only, level 5 System integration capability for Military solutions in South Africa. Denel intends to play an active role in 4th Industrial revolution solutions in South Africa.

(3) Denel’s expansion into new technology areas will be funded through a combination of self-funding projects and R&D investments. No specific additional State funding is foreseen for this technology expansion.

19 August 2019 - NW241

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)How often does Eskom inspect electricity pylon; (b) What number of inspectors does Eskom currently have; (c) What number of pylons are there in the Republic and (d) What preventative maintenance is being done on the power lines and pylons?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) The frequency of inspections of pylons varies between 3 monthly to 10 yearly, depending on the categorisation of the infrastructure.

(b) Eskom currently has 7281 inspectors.

(c) Eskom has a total of 11 599 773 pylons across the country.

(d) Eskom conducts extensive condition monitoring time based maintenance on pylons, and powerlines according to prescribed maintenance standards. Preventative maintenance includes:

  • Vegetation management - monitor vegetation under or near the powerlines to ensure that safety clearances are not compromised.
  • Visual aerial inspections and ground patrol - determine the physical integrity of towers, stays, foundations, insulators, conductors, shield wires and fibre optic system.

18 July 2019 - NW15

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

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 Express 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:

This response is according to the information received from South African Express:

Response attached as Annexure A.

Specific details in part (c) relating to Namane Capital attached as Annexure B.

 

18 April 2019 - NW730

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) is the (i) make and (ii) model of each scanner at each port of entry of the country and (b) number of the specified scanners is functional?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been returned to the Member of Parliament for clarification with regard to which scanners are being referred to. Once we receive this clarification, a reply will be sent Parliament.

18 April 2019 - NW726

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) make and (b) year of production of every aircraft in the SA Airways fleet?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to South African Airways and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW711

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) the former deputy ministers (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018.

Reply:

The information will be provided to Parliament as soon as it has been recieved and verified by the department and ministry.

18 April 2019 - NW659

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)        Whether SA Airways has provided any guarantee in the (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 financial years; if so, (i) to whom were these guarantees given, (ii) for which (aa) amount and (bb) term in each case and (iii) what was the activity in each case in each specified financial year; (2) what was the justification for the sponsorship in each case in each specified financial year; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to South African Airways and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

18 April 2019 - NW805

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What were the diesel reserves of Eskom as at 17 March 2019 for its power stations which use diesel to generate electricity?

Reply:

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

18 April 2019 - NW804

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What amount of diesel did Eskom consume on each day in the past year?

Reply:

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

18 April 2019 - NW803

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What number of maintenance issues did Eskom power stations experience (a) in the two years before and (b) since he took office as the Minister of Public Enterprises; (2) (a) what was faulty in each case, (b) on what date was the item last maintained prior to the fault, (c) on what date was the item bought, (d) how long did it take to repair and (e) what amount did it cost to repair in each case? NW926E

Reply:

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

18 April 2019 - NW764

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What total number of (a) tenders that were advertised by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in each (i) month and (ii) province in the past 10 years required tender briefings and (b) the briefings were compulsory in each year since 2010 up into 2018?

Reply:

The Parliamentary question has been forward to State Owned Enterprises and the Department and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

15 April 2019 - NW750

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What is the lifespan of each of Eskom’s coal mines?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

Eskom directly owns one mine, called Kilbarchan Colliery[1]. Indirectly, the utility owns some equity[2] in the cost-plus mines as a result of ownership of a portion of the mine assets through the cost-plus coal supply agreements (CSA).

Mining houses have the statutory right to mine the coal, and the statutory obligation to rehabilitate the mine. Eskom, through the CSA has the financial obligation to pay for these costs. The reserves dedicated to Eskom, can only be sold to Eskom. In a case where the mining house intends to transfer its rights and obligations, Eskom would have to provide consent. It should be noted that the CSAs do not include BEE ownership requirements as the last cost-plus agreement was signed prior to Eskom’s current BEE Policy.

Eskom does not disclose the lifespan of the cost-plus mines due to the following reasons:

  • Production at some of the cost-plus mines will end before the CSA end date.
  • As part of the life-extension projects, ongoing efforts to recapitalize some of the cost-plus mines will result in the stated life of the mine changing
  • Some reserves in the cost-plus mine complex are not dedicated to Eskom.
  1. Kilbarchan Colliery is recorded in Eskom’s balance sheet under the subsidiary Natal Navigation Colliery. It is recorded at R1, while the associated rehabilitation liability has been fully raised in Eskom’s financial statements.

  2. Eskom’s balance sheet does not include the cost-plus mines because the direct ownership rests with the mining houses and their balance sheets.

25 March 2019 - NW484

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of qualified (i) engineers and (ii) artisans are currently employed at Eskom and (b) what is the (i) highest qualification level, (ii) date of employment, (iii) gender and (iv) race of each qualified engineer and artisan in each case?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW413

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Mulder, Dr CP to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply by the Minister of Energy to question 3590 on 9 January 2019, there were any incidents at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station during the period 1 January 2014 to date that could have led to or did lead to leakage or spillage of radioactive waste into the environment; if so, what are the (a) relevant details of each incident and (b) reasons it occurred in the first place; (2) were the surrounding residential areas warned or advised of such leakage or spillage; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what measures (a) were taken to address such events and (b) have been put in place to prevent any such events from recurring?

Reply:

According to the information received from Eskom

(1) Yes, there has been three (3) incidents where negligible amounts of radioactivity were, or were assumed to have been released to the environment through an unmonitored pathway since 1 January 2014; May 24, October 2015 and November 2015

Releases to the environment are closely monitored and have to respect regulatory limits.Any release that is unmonitored is taken seriously and would be treated as a leak or spillage of radioactive waste.

(1)  (a) (b)

  • All these incidents were reported to the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) in the quarterly Radio Waste and Effluent Report;
  • The normal radio activity levels of what was released were of such levels that there was no impact to staff, members of the public or the environment.

(2)     Assessments have conducted that the maximum amounts of radioactivity that could have been released were well below any regulatory limit and did not require a response or notification of the public.

(3)     Each incident is reportable to the regulator and is thoroughly reviewed by Koeberg to identify the causes, and to determine the appropriate corrective actions.

The following actions were taken and fully implemented in order to prevent human error from happening again when these activities are performed:

  • Malfunctioning equipment was repaired as priority.  The instruction sequence for changing over between Reactor Building ventilation when connected to the plant ventilation system was improved.  Cautions and limitations were added for changing over between modes while performing Reactor Building ventilation system filter efficiency tests during outages before or after reloading fuel into the reactor core.
  • A plant modification to route the water to the Nuclear Island Vents and Drains System in the event of a tank overflow was done in the next Refuelling Shutdown in 2015.
  • The controlling procedure to include a description on the removal and refitting of caps and blanks (outage and non-outage periods) has been updated on any system that is being drained or vented.

25 March 2019 - NW575

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What was the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to Eskom’s coal power stations (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by rail to each coal power station in each specified financial year?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW642

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) number of aircraft are in the SA Airways fleet and (b)(i) is the model and (ii) capacity of each aircraft; (2) whether any aircraft in the SA Airways fleet is rented; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW768E

Reply:

This response is according to information received from the SOC:

 

SAA Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

A319

7

120 seats

7 Leased

A320

10

138 seats

10 Leased

A330-200

6

222 seats

6 Leased

A330-300

5

249 seats

5 Leased

A340-300

8

253 seats

3 Leased and 5 owned

A340-600

7

317 seats

3 Leased and 4 owned

B737-300 Freighters

3

Cargo aircraft

3 Leased

 

 

Mango Fleet

Aircraft Type (Model)

Number of Aircraft

Capacity of Aircraft

Ownership Status

B737-800

14

186 seats

14 Leased

 

25 March 2019 - NW641

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any capacity to extract oil or natural gas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW618

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What (a) is the estimated cost to Eskom of coal (i) theft, (ii) skimming and (iii) switching and (b) steps are being taken to curb this scourge?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW574

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What (a) total number of trucks are currently being used to deliver coal to Eskom’s coal power stations and (b) number of trucks deliver coal to each coal power station that receives coal delivery by road; (2) how long does it take to (a) pick up, (b) transport and (c) deliver coal by truck for each specified coal power station; (3) what is the (a) total cost of transporting coal per tonne by road and (b) cost of transporting coal per tonne by road to each coal power station?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW524

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?                                                                                            

(a) (i) The Department of Public Enterprises does not own any building

(ii) The Department of Public Enterprises does not own property 

(iii) The Department of Public Enterprise does not own any facility

(b) (i) Department of Public Enterprise is renting a building for monthly rental of R 902 928. The purpose of the lease is office accommodation for the Department

(c) (ii)The storage facilities is leased for monthly rental of R 12 550, the purpose     of the storage is to store excess and old furniture

(d) For how long has each property been rented and from who?

(i) The building Office Accommodation is rented through DPW for a duration of 36 Months from Delta Property Fund and Storage Facility is rented through MIJA Investment for 6 months.

This company, Delta Property Fund, has been hopelessly incompetent in providing a properly refurbished office block. Thus far, responses from the company have been less than adequate.

25 March 2019 - NW487

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Eskom has any contracts with certain companies (names furnished); if so, (a) on what date was each specified contract agreed to and (b) what is the (i) duration and (ii) total monetary value of each contract?

Reply:

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

25 March 2019 - NW485

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Dlamini, Mr MM to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What number of qualified engineers have left Eskom in each of the past 10 years in terms of the highest qualification level, date of employment, gender and race, (b) what number of consultants or external advisers are currently contracted by Eskom to provide technical services related to engineering and (c) in each instance, (i) through which company are they contracted, (ii) what amount are they being paid, (iii) are the specified persons former employees of Eskom and (iv) what is the highest qualification level, gender and race of each person?

Reply:

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

11 March 2019 - NW254

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What number of: (a) Engineers are employed at Eskom as at 1 February 2019 and (b) Engineering vacancies are there currently at Eskom? NW265E

Reply:

According to information received from Eskom

(a)

As at 1 February 2019 Eskom Company had 3570 Engineers[1].

(b)

As at 1 February 2019 Eskom Company had 382 engineering vacancies[2].

 

 

 


[1] An Eskom Engineer is defined as an individual who possesses: (i) an Engineering Degree i.e. BEng or BSc degree or BTech Eng or MTech Eng (ii) is currently doing the work of an Engineer in Eskom, and is employed in Operations, i.e. Generation, Group Capital , Distribution and Transmission.

[2] A vacancy at Eskom is defined as on the approved structure and funded or budgeted for.  Therefore if an vacancy is on the approved structure but not funded is not considered a vacancy.