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Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO: 1956
Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether the future Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) and the current Road Accident Fund (RAF) will be (a) separate entities and (b) parallel systems until all RAF claims have been finalised; if not, what (i) will happen to the RAF once the RABS has been introduced and (ii) transitional measures are in place; if so, (aa) how long is the RAF estimated to remain operational and (bb) what transitional measures are in place;

(2) whether the RABS and the RAF will have (a) the same budget or (b) separate budgets;

(3) whether the RABS will still fall under his portfolio; if not, (a) will it possibly be moved to the National Treasury, (b) will its administration be outsourced and (c) how will the National Health Insurance be accommodated in the RABS;

(4) why will the RABS remove attorneys and legal persons from the system and replace them with public servants;

(5) (a) how will the claims that are currently submitted to the RAF and that in future will be submitted to the RABS be prevented from lapsing annually and (b) why have (i) common law grounds and (ii) grounds for general damage been removed as own causes? NW2305E

Reply:

The Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill, 2013 (the Bill) was published in Government Gazette No. 36138 on 8 February 2013 with an invitation to interested persons to submit comments on the Bill to the Director-General of Transport. The process to review the comments received is underway and may, but not necessarily, result in one, or more, amendments to the Bill. This reply to question 1956 is based on the content of the Bill published on 8 February 2013.

(1) The future Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) and the current Road Accident Fund (RAF) will

(a) not be separate co-existing entities, and

(b) RABS will administer parallel systems in respect of all RAF fault-based claims that arose on a date prior to RABS coming into effect, as well as all no-fault claims arising on, and after, the date on which RABS comes into effect.

(i) Once RABS has been introduced the RAF will cease to exist and all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations, existing as well as accruing, of the RAF will pass to RABS, and (ii) section 58 of the Bill provides for specific transitional measures and savings that include provision for –
▪ all powers of the current RAF Board to vest in the new RABS Board;
▪ decisions and steps taken by the current RAF Board are deemed to be that of the new RABS Board;
▪ any agents appointed by the RAF under section 8 of the Road Accident Fund Act, 1996 (RAF Act), are deemed to have been appointed by the new RABS Board;
▪ the members of the existing RAF Board (for the unexpired terms of their appointment) will be deemed appointed to the new RABS Board;
▪ the existing RAF CEO and staff (employed by the RAF at the point in time when the RAF ceases to exist) will be deemed appointed by RABS, subject to the same terms and conditions of their appointment prior to RABS coming into effect; and
▪ RABS will ring-fence the administration of the system of compensation provided for in the RAF Act by creating a separate functional unit and a separate trading account for income and expenditure relating to the RAF Act, to enable separate financial reporting for the respective RAF and RABS systems.

(aa) The RAF, as a separate legal entity, will remain operational until RABS is established where after RABS will take over the administration of the RAF Act, including all existing and future claims arising under the RAF Act, noting that the RAF currently administers accident claims under three statutory dispensations, namely: the Road Accident Fund Act, 1996 (prior to its amendment on 1 August 2008), the Road Accident Fund Act, 1996 (post its amendment on 1 August 2008) and the Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Act, 2012. Future claims under the RAF Act will be possible for many years after RABS has come into effect, e.g. the claim of a 1 (one) year old minor injured in an accident the day before RABS comes into effect may be lodged up to 21 years into the future, and

(bb) the Bill provides for transitional measures set out in paragraph (ii) above.

(2) The RABS and the RAF will (a) not have the same budget (b) the RAF and RABS will have separate budgets, however the RAF will cease to exist once RABS is established at which point all RAF assets, liabilities, rights and obligations, existing as well as accruing, will pass to RABS. RABS will ring-fence the administration of the system of compensation provided for in the RAF Act and create a separate functional unit and separate trading account for income and expenditure relating to the RAF Act, to enable separate financial reporting for the respective RAF and RABS systems, as can be seen when entities and companies report by segment, division or programme;

(3) RABS will fall under the portfolio of the Minister of Transport; (a) RABS will not be moved to the National Treasury,

(b) there are no existing plans for RABS's administration to be outsourced, however the option to outsource the whole, or any portion of, the RABS administration is an aspect open for consideration by the RABS Board by virtue of the fact that RABS will be a public entity and as such the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 will apply to it, and

(c) the current and future structures set up under the National Health Insurance may be accommodated by RABS as possible contracted health care service providers;

(4) RABS will reduce the need for services of attorneys and legal persons involved in the new system as the basis for compensation will no longer be fault-based and enable RABS officials to, to a large extent, administer benefits in an equitable, efficient and sustainable manner. The reduced utilisation of legal services will also see costs reduced substantially. RABS will reduce complexity, improve access and limit the areas where possible disputes may arise, through -

▪ establishing a network of contracted health care service providers to provide health care services to injured persons at the point in time when the treatment is required;
▪ pro-actively assisting beneficiaries to claim benefits;
▪ simplifying the claims procedures;
▪ no longer requiring a claimant to prove fault (negligence) prior to becoming entitled to a benefit;
▪ removing the necessity for fault (negligence) to be apportioned between multiple wrongdoers;
▪ pre-defining what benefits will be paid by RABS; and
▪ providing for an internal dispute resolution process as a precursor to litigation.

(5) (a) The RAF has policies in place to assist unrepresented claimants with their claims, it is very likely that RABS will put in place similar policies, to ensure that where an unrepresented claim is at risk of lapsing that the claimant is notified and that the claimant is assisted with the claim, where reasonably possible, and

(b) (i) the current fault-based system administered by the RAF is not effective, reasonable, equitable or sustainable in the long run, therefore the common law (delictual) grounds for establishing a claim against RABS have been removed to expand and facilitate access to benefits, on a no-fault basis, and to reduce disputes and create certainty by providing defined and structured benefits; and (ii) the right to claim for general damage is out of place in a no-fault social security scheme where the focus is on expanding access to benefits to a wider group of beneficiaries and ensuring that scarce resources are applied to alleviate real losses and to meet basic human requirements.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO: 1955
Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether she has considered scrapping the AARTO system, given the high costs of properly financing the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the many shortcomings of the system that lead to (i) maladministration, (ii) corruption and (iii) fraud; if not, (aa) why not and (bb) what steps will she take to rectify these shortcomings; if so, what alternative system is under consideration?

NW2304E
Reply:
(aa) No, the Minister has and is not considering scrapping the AARTO system. It must be noted that the initial establishment costs of the Agency and the administrative required was sourced from National Treasury, thereafter the Agency is going to be funded through the monies received out of the infringement notices process. The system development is under control as there are no major outstanding development that is required to be done.
The Department is not aware of any maladministration, corruption and fraud relating to the implementation of AARTO and of the Agency as they never found to have committed any of the matters listed herein.

(i)(ii) and (iii) Steps will be taken whenever complaints or queries arise and necessary investigations points to such malpractices

(aa) and (bb) All the interfaces which are not major and does not affect the current operation and will not affect extending AARTO to other areas, are being attended to.

Reply received: December 2013

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY QUESTION NO 1928
Mrs N W A Michael (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:


What was the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year, (d) purpose, (e) date and/or dates, (f) financial cost and (g) sum total of kilometres driven in respect of each vehicle hired for use by (i) her and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? NW2277E

Reply:

The policy provides that "Members at a national level may be provided with one vehicle for use in Cape Town and one vehicle for use in Pretoria. It further provides for "Use of Incidental Vehicles for official purposes away from respected seats of office". Members are also allowed to make use of incidental or rented vehicles when on official duty.

The Department of Transport has had three Ministers and two Deputy Ministers since January 2012. The Department rented (a) (i) 46 vehicles for the Ministers and (ii) 46 vehicles for the Deputy Minister and the total hiring cost was (b) (i) R1015169.19 and (ii) the vehicles were rented for official duties or purposes. (iii) Total of 298 days.

(iv) (aa) & (bb) The rented vehicles were befitting for Ministerial use and in these instances the vehicles hired have been various makes and models and (v) 48486 km was the total distance travelled.

Reply received: August 2013

Question No: 1865

Mr P D Mbhele (Cope) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) With reference to the reply to question 182 on 27 May 2013 in the National Council of Provinces,

(a) what is the status of the claims of two other persons that were lodged simultaneously with that of

Ms N Stuurman by Ms N Ngcozela at the G F Jooste Hospital using the same police report and

(b) what steps she intends taking in this regard;

(2) When can Ms N Stuurman expect to receive her payment from the Road Accident Fund?

NW2219E

Reply:

(1) With reference to the reply to question 182 (183) on 27 May 2013 in the National Council of Provinces:

(a) the status of the claims of the two other persons that were lodged simultaneously with that of Ms N Stuurman by Ms N Ngcozela at the G F Jooste Hospital using the same police report is that –

(i)the claim for Ms N V Ngcozela, ID No 6705200351086, was lodged on 13 October 2009 for an accident that took place on 11 December 2008 and was processed as follows:-

a.the Supplier Claim for past medical expenses was lodged by GF Jooste Hospital in respect of the treatment provided to Ms N V Ngcozela and was settled for an amount of R335.00 on 8 October 2010; and

b.the claim for general damages by Ms N V Ngcozela was declined on 11 October 2011 on the basis that her injuries did not satisfy the criteria for assessment under Regulation 3 of Road Accident Fund Regulations 2008 for purposes of claiming general damages in terms of section 17(1A) of the Act;

(ii) the claim for the minor child Vyolo Ngcozela who sustained severe injuries was settled for an amount of R 2 200 000 on 8 February 2013; and

(iii) the funeral claim after the death of N M Ngcozela was settled for an amount of R 12 951.91 on 23 August 2012; and

(b) no steps are necessary with regards to the claims referred to in (a).

(2) The Supplier Claim for past medical expenses was lodged on 5 May 2009 by Groote Schuur Hospital in respect of the treatment provided to N Stuurman and was settled on 29 June 2009 for an amount of R46 788.30. No claim for other damages was lodged by or on behalf of N Stuurman in her personal capacity. The time to lodge a claim lapsed on 10 December 2011. No outstanding payment is due to Ms N Stuurman.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO 1848

Adv A De W Alberts (VF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether the Road Accident Fund (RAF) during the period of 120 days after the claim of a certain person (name and particulars available) was submitted, asked questions and asked for additional documentation; if yes, (a) what questions were asked, (b) which documentation were requested during this period and (c) where copies of these documentation could be obtained;

(2) Why is this claim not settled yet;

(3) Whether it has been established that there is a tendency in the Western Cape office of the RAF to delay claims; if yes, (a) what is the reason for this and (b) what steps will be taken to address the problem? NW2197A

Reply:

(1) The Road Accident Fund (RAF) during the period of 120 days after the claim of a certain person (name and particulars available) was submitted, did not ask questions and did ask for additional documentation, as follows:

(a) no questions were asked of the person during the 120 day period as the claim documentation submitted in support of the claim was minimal, therefore the RAF requested documentation under (b) which, if submitted, would place the RAF in a position to raise questions.

(b) the following documentation was requested during the 120 day period:

a. this claim is a hit-and-run claim where the guilty driver is unknown. The RAF is required to investigate the facts of the accident as the version of events from an insured driver (guilty driver) is not available. The following merit documents were requested from the person during the 120 day period:

i. documentary proof regarding the material damages claim, the basis on which same was settled with the insurers as well as the statement of the person to his insurers;

ii. witness statements of the events;

iii. confirmation from the SAPS regarding criminal proceedings and the outcome thereof ;

iv. name and details of the person's insurance company and the policy details relating to all claims in respect of the accident; and

v. photos of the scene of the accident.

b. The RAF is required to investigate the facts of the claimant's pre-accident income. The following quantum documents were requested from the person during the 120 day period:

i. certified copies of the financial statements of the person in respect of the person's businesses interests and family trust;

ii. tax assessments for the specific businesses; and

iii. copies of the employment contracts of the employees allegedly appointed by the person to fulfill the tasks the person is unable to perform after the accident.

(c) the following documentation could not be obtained;

a. the RAF received most of the merit documentation from the person's legal representative. The RAF also appointed an assessor to investigate the merits of the claim. The merit aspect of the claim can now be determined; and

b. the RAF has not received the quantum documentation and has requested discovery of the following documentation in terms of the Court rules:

i. full medical records and clinical notes in respect of any treatment received by the person for any ailment, disease or condition since 8 June 2005;

ii. copies of all financial statements of the person's earning activities for the period 1 March 2005 – 28 February 2012;

iii. copies of all income tax returns for the period specified in (ii) above;

iv. copies of income tax assessments of any businesses and income earning activities carried on by the person for the period specified in (ii) above; and

v. bank statements relating to all and any such banking accounts operated for or on behalf of any businesses carried on by the person for the period specified in (ii) above.

(2) This person's claim is not settled yet because:

(a) the person has not replied to the RAF's Request for Further Particulars;

(b) the person has not replied to the RAF's Rule 35(3) Notice requesting extensive discovery of documents relating to the person's past business activities and income;

(c) the person has continuously moved the goalposts in respect of his alleged actual activities and earnings on which his claim is based as it initially was based on a claim of incapacity to continue dairy farming activities, it then changed to a claim based on entrepreneurial activities which cannot be continued;

(d) all evidence points to the fact that the person retains at least a residual earning capacity which remains to be determined once the outstanding information is received which would enable an industrial psychologist to finalise a report regarding the basis for the residual earning capacity of the person; and

(e) as of May 2013 this action is being case managed by a Judge. On 7 May 2013 the legal representatives appeared before a Judge and directions regarding the filing of expert reports and joint minutes were given. This Rule 37(8) conference was postponed to 31 July 2013 on which day the parties must again appear before the Judge in question.

(3) It has not been established that there is a tendency in the Western Cape office of the RAF to delay claims, therefore the response to part (a) is that no such tendency exists , and part (b) no steps are necessary. NW2197A

Reply received: August 2013

Question: 1843

Mr A C Steyn (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many consultants has her department (a) contracted and (b) appointed (i) in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013;

(2) how many consultants (a) contracted and (b) appointed by her department (i) in the (aa) 2009-10, (bb) 2010-11, (cc) 2011-12 and (dd) 2012-13 and (ii) since 1 April 2013 are (aaa) former officials of her department and (bbb) former public servants? NW2191E

Reply:

In response to subsection (1), the Department contracted and appointed the following number of consultants:

(i) (aa) 2009-2010 financial year – 8 Consultants;

(bb) 2010-2011 financial year – 9 Consultants;

(cc) 2011-2012 financial year – 16 Consultants;

(dd) 2012-2013 financial year – 18 Consultants;

(ii) Since 1 April 2013 – 2 Consultants.

In response to subsection (2):

(aaa) Number of Consultants that are former officials of the Department:

2009-2010 financial year – None;

2010-2011 financial year – None;

2011-2012 financial year – 1 Consultant;

2012-2013 financial year – 2 Consultants;

From 1 April 2013 – None.

(bbb) Number of Consultants that are former public servants (these exclude the aforementioned officials that were former employees of the Department, and subsequently public servants):

2009-2010 financial year – None;

2010-2011 financial year – None;

2011-2012 financial year – None;

2012-2013 financial year – None;

From 1 April 2013 – None.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO 1808
Mr G G Boinamo (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:


What (a) buildings under the administration of (i) her department or (ii) entities reporting to her are national key points and (b) criteria were used to classify them as such? NW2156E

Reply :
As the Honourable Member of Parliament would be aware the National Key Points administration is under the Minister of Police. The Minister of Police has already informed Parliament in a previous answer to Parliament that he has established a Task Team to audit all Key Points and that he will report to Parliament once this process is finalised.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO 1776
Mr
P C Duncan (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) year and (d) purchase price of each vehicle that was bought for Official use by (i) him and (ii) the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012? NW2094E

Reply:
(I) Minister Peters : No new car purchased since 1 January 2012.
(11) Deputy Minister Chikunga
(a) (i) BMW
(ii) BMW
(b) (i) 535i Gran Turismo
(ii) X6X Drive 351
(c) (i) 2012
(ii) 2012
(d) (i) R 789,634.50
(ii) R 790,000.00

Reply received: August 2013

Question : 1734

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Since the inception of the Administration, Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, Act 46 of 1998, for each municipality, in respect of each month how many fines (a) have been (i) issued and (ii) collected and (b) were outstanding? NW2081E

Reply:

(a) Since the inception of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, No. 46 of 1998, in the AARTO jurisdictional areas of Tshwane and Johannesburg, the number of infringement notices issued, paid (collected) and outstanding, as captured on the National Contraventions Register (NCR), per issuing authoritiy per month are given in the tables below, where :

JMPD = Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department;

TMPD = Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department;

GDOCS = Gauteng Department of Community Safety ; and

RTMC = Road Traffic Management Corporation.

(a)(i) Number of infringement notices issued/captured per issuing authority per month see attached

(a)(ii) Number of infringement notices paid/collected per issuing authority per month see attached tables

(b) Number of infringement notices outstanding per issuing authority per month see attched tables

Reply received: August 2013

Question No: 1730

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) When did the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) trial of Ultra-thin Continuously Reinforce Concrete Pavement (UTCRCP) (a) start and (b) end;

(2) (a) on which roads has UTCRCP been used and (b) what were the costs of using UTCRCP for each road;

(3) How will the Sanral use UTCRCP in future? NW2077E

Reply:

(1) (a) The first trial of Ultra-thin Continuously Reinforce Concrete Pavement (UTCRCP) started in July 2005 with the construction of 60m accelerated pavement testing sections at the Heidelberg Traffic Control Centre (TCC) on the N3.

(1) (b) The trial is still ongoing with the in-service performance monitoring of the long term monitoring sections constructed on in-service pavements throughout south Africa.

(2) (a) N3 Section 11- Heidelberg Traffic Control Centre screener lanes - ±4 lane km

N12 Section 19 – Middle and Fast Lanes – ±76 lane km

N1 Section 1 – Hugenote Plaza Crawler Lane – ±6 lane km

N2 Section 27 – Mvoti/Mtunzini Plaza Lanes – ±26 lane km

(b) N3 Section 11- ±R2.8 million

N12 Section 19 – ± R148 million

N1 Section 1 – ±R9 million

N2 Section 27 – ±R27 million

(3) As with all projects, the most cost effective solution from the life cycle cost analysis over 20 to 30 year period will always be implemented by SANRAL. If this turns out to be UTCRCP, then it will be implemented by SANRAL. Scenarios favouring UTCRCP are sections of roads with high volumes of truck traffic.

Reply received: August 2013

Question NO: 1732
Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:


Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1076 on 18 June 2013, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will investigate the alleged abuse of company (a) vehicles and (b) petrol cards by certain persons (names furnished); if not, why not? NW2079E

Reply:
(a) PRASA has instituted investigation into the matter.
(b) PRASA has instituted investigation into the matter

Reply received: August 2013

Question Number 1728
Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1108 on 3 July 2013, what is the complete breakdown of advertising costs of the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12 and (e) 2012-13 financial years;

(2) how much has SANRAL spent thus far on advertising relating to the e-toll system in Gauteng;

(3) how much is SANRAL planning to spend on advertising relating to the e-toll system in Gauteng? NW2075E

Reply:

(1) With reference to his reply to question 1108 on 3 July 2013, what is the complete breakdown of advertising costs of the SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12 and (e) 2012-13 financial years;

(2) how much has SANRAL spent thus far on advertising relating to the e-toll system in Gauteng;

(3) how much is SANRAL planning to spend on advertising relating to the e-toll system in Gauteng? NW2075E

1.)

2008 -09


MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate, Road safety

R8 268 772


2009-10

MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising Alternative Source of funding Campaign

R6 432 337

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate, Road safety, Bursaries

R14 835 731



2010-11

MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising Alternative Source of Funding Campaign

R7 156 311

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate, Road safety, Bursaries

R23 248 325


2011-12

MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising Alternative Source of funding Campaign

R54 040 275

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate, Road safety, Bursaries

R30 466 863



2012 -13

MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising Alternative Source of funding Campaign

R74 498 041

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate, Road safety, Bursaries

R12 633 674



2013-14

MEDIUM OF ADVERTISING

COSTS

Printing and Broadcast Advertising Alternative Source of funding Campaign

R23 257 989

Printing and Broadcast Advertising SANRAL Corporate

R1 805 627



2.) The advertising spend on GFIP for the 2013-14 financial year is R23 257 989.

3.) SANRAL has a budgeted amount of R85 million (with spend to dated reflected in the table above) which will be used for both the alternative sources of funding campaigns as well as corporate campaigns.

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO 1722
Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What (a) is the full breakdown of the current debt of the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and (b) is ACSA's strategy to reduce this debt? NW2069E

Reply:
a) The full breakdown of the current debt of the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) as at 31 March 2013 is provided below:

Bond

Maturity

Carrying Value

Name

Date

Type

R'000

AIR02U

Oct-14

`Unlisted

508 954

AIR03U

Oct-14

Unlisted

507 130

AIRL02

Feb-14

~Listed

1 242 112

AIR03

Mar-16

Listed

1 731 875

AIR01

Mar-19

Listed

2 001 572

AIR02

Apr-23

Listed

1 832 898

AIRL01

Apr-28

Listed

1 536 782

AIR04U

Oct-29

Unlisted

524 836

Bonds

9 886 158

Institution
Name

Maturity

Date

Type

Carrying
Value
R'000

Nedbank

Sep-20

Bullet

1 751 890

*AFD1

Nov-23

Amortising

934 853

*AFD2

Jan-26

Amortising

1 943 173

^INCA

Nov-23

Amortising

204 760

Southern Sun

Dec-13

Bullet

1 500

Bidvest1 and 2

Sep-15

Amortising

21 677

Bidvest3

May-17

Amortising

31 016

Loans

4 888 869

Total Debt

14 775 027


-Unlisted – Bonds privately placed and not regulated by a Financial Exchange
-Listed - Bonds publicly placed and regulated by a Financial Exchange
-AFD - Agence Franchaise de Developpment
-INCA – Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited

b) Is ACSA's strategy to reduce this debt?

ACSA adopted an Early Debt Redemption (EDR) strategy, based on its favourable cash position and against the backdrop of its modest investment plan.

The company utilised approximately R2 billion to repay its debt during the financial year ending 31 March 2013, thereby reducing the Group's debt from R16.7 billion as at the end of the financial year ending 31 March 2012 to R14.8 billion in 2013. The reduction in the debt improved the Group's gearing ratio level from 60% to 53% during the same period.

The position above was achieved through the EDR strategy, enabling the company to deleverage by implementing the following actions:

The company:

i. negotiated an early settlement of a loan of R1.3 billion, the loan was repaid nine years earlier than its original maturity date.

ii. invested R1.2 billion to be used to repay the AIRL02 bond due in February 2014.

Subsequent to the above the company has also settled the AIR02U bond early, further reducing the current debt by repaying R500 million of the outstanding capital in July 2013, the bond's original maturity date was in October 2014.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1626

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many (a) attorneys and (b) advocates are currently employed by the Road Accident Fund (RAF);

(2) what percentage of (a) attorneys and (b) advocates currently make up the total staff complement of the RAF;

(3) what is the current average annual salary of an (a) attorney and (b) advocate directly employed by the RAF? NW1972E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) The RAF does not directly employ any attorneys in their capacities as attorneys and does not directly employ any advocates in their capacities as advocates. The RAF instructs external attorneys (service providers) appointed to a panel. The external service providers brief external advocates.

(a) 87 employees that are admitted as attorneys

(b) 19 employees that are admitted as advocates.

(2) The total staff compliment of the RAF is 1880, of which (a) 5 % are admitted as attorneys and (b) 1 % is admitted as advocates, although not employed in such capacities.

(3) The RAF does not (a) directly employ attorneys in their capacities as attorneys and (b) does not directly employ advocates in their capacities as advocates; therefore no salaries are paid to staff in such capacities.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1625

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What was the average number of days taken to settle a Road Accident Fund claim in each year since 2000? NW1971E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The average number of days taken by the Road Accident Fund to settle a claim for each of the financial years ending 2001 to 2013 is reflected in the table below:

Financial Year End

Average number of days to settle a claim

2000 / 2001

442

2001 / 2002

430

2002 / 2003

492

2003 / 2004

521

2004 / 2005

551

2005 / 2006

643

2006 / 2007

654

2007 / 2008

551

2008 / 2009

393

2009 / 2010

424

2010 / 2011

435

2011 / 2012

447

2012 / 2013

425

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1624

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many claims were processed by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in each year in the period 1 January 2000 to 1 January 2013;

(2) how many claims were received by the RAF in each year in the period 1 January 2000 to 1 January 2013? NW1970E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) The number of claims processed (finalized) by the RAF in each of the financial years from 2000 to 2013 is reflected in the table below:

Financial Year End

Number of claims processed (finalised)

2000 / 2001

88116

2001 / 2002

96833

2002 / 2003

112315

2003 / 2004

160391

2004 / 2005

90116

2005 / 2006

188185

2006 / 2007

274954

2007 / 2008

311207

2008 / 2009

330453

2009 / 2010

262185

2010 / 2011

187168

2011 / 2012

170043

2012 / 2013

162130

(2) The number of claims received (new claims lodged) by the RAF in each of the financial years from 2000 to 2013 is reflected in the table below:

Financial Year End

Number of claims received (new claims lodged)

2000 / 2001

148405

2001 / 2002

164517

2002 / 2003

169462

2003 / 2004

166654

2004 / 2005

185773

2005 / 2006

190468

2006 / 2007

170418

2007 / 2008

267133

2008 / 2009

294771

2009 / 2010

209981

2010 / 2011

222634

2011 / 2012

172859

2012 / 2013

150312

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1587

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) What runway incursions have occurred at (i) Wonderboom National Airport, (ii) Grand Central Airport and (iii) Rand Airport in the past 12 months and (b) in each case, what steps has he taken to prevent further incursions? NW1933E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(a) (i) Wonderboom National Airport are twenty eight (28) in the past 12 months

(ii) at Grand Central Airport three (3) runway incursions occurred in the past 12 months

(iii) at Rand Airport eight (8) runway incursions occurred in the past 12 months

(b) In some of the above cases the SACAA tasked the ATNS to investigate the incidents where after reports are submitted to the SACAA with proposed remedial actions. The SACAA ATS department then reviews the actions taken and endorses them or proposes further interventions. Implementation of the actions is then verified during audits by checking meeting minutes, memos, training files, etc. The ATNS addresses this through their Safety Management System (SMS), Enhanced Flight Progress strip, Runway Safety Teams (in conjunction with the operators). Additionally the SACAA Aerodromes and Facilities department also conducted industry Runway Safety and Regulations Amendment workshops as follows:

· Centurion, Gauteng – 5 October 2011

· Nelspruit, Mpumalanga – 15 August 2012

· Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape – 14 March 2013

· Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – planning in progress

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1586

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What was the average time taken by the Civil Aviation Authority to register aircraft on (a) 31 March 2013, (b) 31 March 2012, (c) 31 March 2011 and (d) 31 March 2010?

NW1932E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

The average time taken by the Civil Aviation Authority to register aircraft on

(a) 31 March 2013 is 2 hours

(b) 31 March 2012 was 2 hours

(c) 31 March 2011 was 2 hours and

(d) 31 March 2010 was 2 hours?

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO1585

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What (a) percentage of South Africa's aviation fleet was grounded in terms of rules and regulations implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority on (i) 31 March 2013, (ii) 30 September 2012, (iii) 31 March 2012 and (iv) 31 March 2011, (b) were the reasons for the grounding of the aircraft on each date and (c) percentage of aircraft on each date were grounded for safety considerations? NW1931E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(a) The percentage of South Africa's aviation fleet (in the entire register) that was grounded in terms of rules and regulations implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority on the following periods is as follows:

(i) 31 March 2013,

Type Certified Aircraft (TCA) – 0, 1% of aircraft were grounded;

Non Type Certified Aircraft (NTCA) - 0% of aircraft were grounded.

(ii) 30 September 2012,

Type Certified Aircraft (TCA) – 0, 3% aircraft were grounded;

Non Type Certified Aircraft (NTCA) - 0% of aircraft were grounded.

(iii) 31 March 2012

Type Certified Aircraft (TCA) – 0, 2% of aircraft were grounded;

Non Type Certified Aircraft (NTCA) – 0, 01% of aircraft were grounded.

(iv) 31 March 2011

Type Certified Aircraft (TCA) – 2, 1% aircraft were grounded;

Non Type Certified Aircraft (NTCA) – 0, 10% of aircraft were grounded.

(b) The reasons for the grounding of the aircraft on each date are as follows:

31 March 2013 – the reasons for grounding are mainly accident related. In cases where the reasons are related to maintenance the operator is given a chance to address the issues raised by SACAA and the aircraft is then issued with an airworthiness certificate. This process takes an all-inclusive period of 4 weeks to address and conclude.

30 September 2012 – the reasons for grounding are mainly accident related. In cases where the reasons are related to maintenance the operator is given a chance to address the issues raised by SACAA and the aircraft is then issued with an airworthiness certificate. This process takes an all-inclusive period of 4 weeks to address and conclude.

31 March 2012 – the reasons for grounding are mainly accident related. In cases where the reasons are related to maintenance the operator is given a chance to address the issues raised by SACAA and the aircraft is then issued with an airworthiness certificate. This process takes an all-inclusive period of 4 weeks to address and conclude.

31 March 2011 – the reasons for grounding are mainly accident related. In cases where the reasons are related to maintenance the operator is given a chance to address the issues raised by SACAA and the aircraft is then issued with an airworthiness certificate. This process takes an all-inclusive period of 4 weeks to address and conclude.

(c) The percentage of aircraft grounded for safety considerations on each date were as follows:

31 March 2013 – the percentage of aircraft grounded for safety reasons are 0, 04% for TCA and 0% for NTCA.

30 September 2012 – the percentage of aircraft grounded for safety reasons are 0, 11% for TCA and 0% for NTCA.

31 March 2012 – the percentage of aircraft grounded for safety reasons are 0, 01% for TCA and 0% for NTCA.

31 March 2011 – the percentage of aircraft grounded for safety reasons are 1,44% for TCA and 0,22% for NTCA

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1550

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 22 – 2013)

Mr K P Sithole (IFP) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) What additional safety or regulatory steps are being taken by his department to prevent motor vehicle accidents involving schoolchildren from occurring on our roads in future;

(2) what steps are being taken by his department to ensure that the law prohibiting the transportation of schoolchildren in the back of bakkies is enforced;

(3) what consequences do drivers face if they are found to be using bakkies to transport schoolchildren? NW1895E

3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) As part of the National Rolling Enforcement Plan (NREP) traffic authorities deal with the priority offences of which public passenger transport, especially, learner transport is our key focus area.

(2) The Department is in the process of developing specification for the design and manufacturing of light deliver vans that will be suitable for the transportation of people as well as school children.

But currently, The National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 96 of 1993) prohibit the transportation of persons at the back of a bakkie together with goods.

(3) Where drivers are in violation of such rules, they are prosecuted accordingly.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1528

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 21 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) What (a) is the approved number of personnel at the Civil Aviation Authority at each level of management and (b) is the current number of personnel employed at this authority.

(2) What are the specific vacancies in (a) aircraft safety and (b) the air safety operation unit?

NW1873E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) The approved number of personnel at the Civil Aviation Authority at each level of management is as follows:

Approved Executive Management – 13

Approved Senior Management – 22

Approved Middle Management – 50

(b) The current number of personnel employed at the SACAA is as follows:

Permanent Staff – 465

Casual and Temporary Staff – 22

(2) (a) Aircraft Safety division are seven (7) divided as follows:

General Manager: Aircraft Safety x 1

Certification Engineers x 3

Manager: Manufacturing x1

Aircraft Registration Officer x 2

(b) The Air Safety Operation unit are ten (10) broken down as follows:

Manager: Part 141 x 1

Manager: Part 64 x 1

Senior Medical Officer x 1

Medical Officer x 1

Manager: Testing Standards x 1

FOD Part 135 Inspector x 1

FOD Part 121 Inspectors x 3

FOD Part 141 Inspector x 1

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1527

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 21 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) What is the (a) approved number of flight inspectors who can be trained on the flight inspection machine and (b) current number of flight inspectors who have been trained on the specified machine;

(2) in what ways has the flight inspector unit received the required training in terms of the Civil Aviation Authority's standard operating procedure?

NW1873E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) The approved number of flight inspectors who are trained in the flight inspection machine is two (2) and there are two (2) trainee flight inspectors undergoing training currently. Therefore there are 4 Flight Inspectors in total in the Flight Inspection Unit

(b) current number of flight inspectors who have been trained on the specified machine are two (2);

(2) The flight inspector unit received training as follows: Factory Training (Sagem France); International Flight inspection training institutions (Director of Technical and Innovation - France; FAA - USA); and On the Job training in accordance with the Flight Inspection Manual of Procedures. The training is scheduled in such a way that there are always qualified flight inspectors on duty whilst others are attending training.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1526

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 21 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) What is currently the total amount of debt owed by the (i) Airports Company South Africa, (ii) Air Traffic and Navigation Services and (iii) Civil Aviation Authority respectively, (b) what are the reasons for the outstanding debt and (c) what steps have been taken to address this debt;

(2) in respect of the total debt owed by the South African Airways to each entity reporting to his department, what amounts are more than (a) 60, (b) 90, (c) 120, (d) 180 days, (e) 1 year and (f) 2 years old in each case? NW1872E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(i) The total amount of debt owed by ACSA as at 30 April 2013 was R14.7 billion.

(b) The debt was raised during a period where ACSA was expanding on its infrastructure. The debt is contractual and has maturity dates varying from 2014 up to 2029.

(c) ACSA continues to prioritise the early redemption of debt wherever possible and this is evident from a reduction in gross debt from R16.1 billion (Financial Year: 2012) to R13.9 billion (Financial year: 2013). There is a further R1.2 billion that has been ring-fenced to settle an instrument that is due during early 2014. The early debt redemption strategy continues to be our focus area.

ATNS

(ii) The total amount of debt owed by ATNS is R118, 979,122

(b) Debt repayment not yet due in line with existing covenants with the financiers.

(c) Payment for debts are only effected when due.

SACAA

(iii) The total amount of debt owed by SACAA to its creditors as at 31 March 2013 is R45 380 647.

(b) These debts arise from our normal business operations and the creditors are paid as per our normal terms and conditions of business.

(c) Almost all of these debts are paid within 30 days.

ACSA

2. The total amount that SAA owes ACSA as at 30 April 2013 is R150 million and the age analysis is as follows:

Current

(a) 60 days

(b) 90 days

(c) 120 days

(d) 180 days

(e) 1 year

(f) 2 years old in each case

R141 million

R1.4 million

R0.3 million

R0.2 million

R7 million

Not applicable

Not applicable

ATNS

(a) 60 days

(b) 90 days

(c) 120 days

(d) 180 days

(e) 1 year

(f) 2 years old in each case

R405 302. 91

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

SACAA

2. The amount owed by SAA as at 31 March 2013 to SACAA IS R230 894. 06

(a) 60 days

(b) 90 days

(c) 120 days

(d) 180 days

(e) 1 year

(f) 2 years old in each case

R22 865. 41

R0

R2 910. 00

205 118. 65

R0

R0

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1519

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 21 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) What are the costs related to membership of each specified body of which (i) his department and (ii) each specified entity reporting to him are members, (b) for how long has (i) his department and (ii) each specified entity reporting to him been members of each body, (c) how was the decision to become a member of each specified body taken in each case and (d) what are the benefits of being a member of each specified body? NW1865E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

See attached reply

Reply received: August 2013

QUESTION NO 1518

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

1. Why was R765000 saved on the investigations on the issuing of fraudulent roadworthy certificates;

2. (a) How many (i) vehicle are estimated to be on roads using fraudulent roadworthy certificates in 2012-2013,(ii) fraudulent roadworthy certificates were confiscated in 2012-2013, (iii) vehicles were impounded due to having fraudulent roadworthy certificates in 2012-2013, (iv) arrests were made due to fraudulent roadworthy certificates in 2012-2013 and (v) convictions were made for fraudulent roadworthy certificates and (b) what was the sentence in each case;

3. How many (a) companies have been found to issuing fraudulent roadworthy certificates in 2012-2013 and (b) of these companies have closed.

4. Why was R2,6million requested to be rolled over for investigations on the issuing of fraudulent roadworthy certificates?

REPLY:

1. The Department has no knowledge of were does this figure originates from as the budget allocated was the amount of R 2.6 Million which was rolled over.

2.a (i) From the CRW Test Station Investigation Project undertaken during this period, 10 089 vehicles were positively identified and found to be operating on the road utilising fraudulent roadworthy certificates. In terms of the annual reconciliation of roadworthy certificates issued, about 2 306 000 motor vehicles underwent roadworthy testing at 574 Vehicle Testing Stations located nationwide. During this period it is estimated that at least 10% of these obtained their CRW's in a fraudulent manner.

ii During 2012 – 2013, all 10 089 vehicles positively identified as operating with fraudulent roadworthy certificates have been marked on the eNaTIS and the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system, for further law enforcement action. Once identified during law enforcement operations and / or regular speed timing operations, these vehicles are removed from the road and undergo a roadworthy inspection. If found to be roadworthy, they are suspended and the owners directed to obtain a new CRW which is performed under supervision. As all roadworthy certification takes place electronically on the eNaTIS, there are no physical roadworthy certificates to be confiscated. The only manner in which these can be addressed is to mark them electronically.

iiiThe CRW Task Team has impounded 162 vehicles for fraudulent CRW's that had been positively identified during their operations. A further have been impounded around the country as part of the normal law enforcement and road safety operations that are conducted on an on-going basis.

(Iv) 33 suspects have been arrested by the CRW Fraud Task Team in relation to fraudulent roadworthy certificates in 2012 – 2013, 5 arrests were made in Western Cape and Gauteng there has been 27 arrest of Examiners of Motor vehicles. Some of these cases are currently on the court role in the Special Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg.

(v) In respect of the cases dealt with by the Task Team none of them have as yet been finalised by the National Prosecuting Authority, so there are no available statistics for the number of convictions achieved. However in relation to Western Cape a suspect was sent to five years correctional supervision and 18 months suspended for 18 months.

b As none of these cases have yet been finalised in the court, there is no information available regarding sentencing.

3.a During the 2012 – 2013 period, 12 Vehicle Test Stations were identified during the CRW Fraud Task Team operations as having been complicit in issuing roadworthy certificates in a fraudulent manner.

b. Although the requisite administrative procedures necessary to effect closure of these Test Stations has been prepared, the outcome of the criminal matters may yet affect the manner in which these closures are undertaken. As yet none of the Test Stations have been closed and the Gauteng Department of Transport is attending to this in conjunction with the CRW Fraud Task Team which is supplying supplementary evidence in all these cases, based upon the findings in the associated criminal cases.

4. Due to the process of procurement not having been finalised, it was important for the Department to ensure that the amount which was budgeted and allocated to deal with the matter of fraudulent roadworthy certificates being set aside.

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NO 1432

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 11 JULY 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY 07, JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 – 2013)

Mr D C Smile (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What amount did his department spend on (a) promotional items and (b) cocktail

receptions on the occasion of his 2013 Budget Vote Budget debate? NW 1774E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Department of Transport has spent:

(a) R109 812.00 – (One hundred and nine thousand eight hundred and twelve rands) on promotional items (accreditation card, plastic sleeve, lanyard with a metal hook and branded mugs). These items were not exclusively procured for the Budget vote but also for other stakeholder engagement activities; and

(b) R32 300.00 – (Thirty two thousand three hundred rand) on the dinner receptions on the occasion of its 2013 Budget Vote debate.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1369

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 7 JUNE 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 – 2013)

Mr P D Mbhele (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether with reference to the reply of the minister of Finance to question 556 on 2 May 2013, the Government is willing to ring-fence fuel service for the purpose of road construction in light of the (a) a growing budget deficit and (b) opposition to the tolling roads; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1593E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

a) In times of economic decline the budgets need to be more responsive, allocations more efficient and closely aligned to Government priorities. The ring-fencing of funds reduces the ability of the budget process to be responsive, reduces resource efficiency and can work against the priorities.

b) As indicated by the Minister of Finance in his response, tolling, as a user charge is more equitable as users pay for benefits they receive in terms of time savings and vehicle maintenance costs. User charge has benefits that extend beyond the collection of revenue. These include congestion management, road traffic management and urban spatial management that can only be realized when tolling is activated and hence we expect the opposition to tolling to reduce, as it has done in other countries.

Government in its consultation with key stakeholders and the public on this matter has emphasized that it will take a balanced approach to financing and funding the expansion of the road network, hence the current project is funded though general revenue which will be supplemented though toll tariff.

There is therefore, no intention to shift from tolling to a general revenue source such as a fuel levy increase.

There is however, an intention to price only for the movement of vehicles and not people; hence the general revenue will continue to support public transport (road and rail) and road maintenance on national, provincial and local roads.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1340

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 10 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2012 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 – 2012)

Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether (a) he, (b) his deputy minister, (c) any specified officials and (d) any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card (i) in the (aa) 2011-12 and (bb) 2012-13 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2013 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each instance, what is the (aaa) name, (bbb) job title, (ccc) credit limit, (ddd) outstanding amount as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (eee) monthly expenses incurred for each month since receiving the credit card, (fff) reason for such persons being issued with a credit card and (ggg) uses that such a credit card is intended for;

(2) whether any such credit cards have exceeded its credit limit at any time since it was issued; if so, (a) whose credit cards are over the limit and (b) what is the reason for the credit card exceeding the limit? NW1670E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) Neither (a) he, nor (b) his Deputy Minister, nor (c) any specified officials, nor (d) any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card (i) in the (aa) 2011-12 and (bb) 2012-13 financial years and since 1 April 2013 up to 30 May 2013.

(2) (a) (b) Falls away.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1298

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 11 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) How many trains were rented by a certain political organisation (i) from his department and (ii) any entity reporting to him during the period (aa) 14 to 17 December 2012 and (bb) 20 to 22 December 2012 and (b) what amount was charged for each train in each case? NW1628E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(a) (i) Falls away

(ii) No trains were rented by any political party from PRASA

(aa) Falls away

(bb) Falls away

(b) Falls away

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1297

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 11 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

With reference to each tier of the four-tier system that is used by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to determine tenders, why did (a) Gibela Rail Transportation receive the tender for 3 600 new passenger trains and (b)(i) Dudula, (ii) Bombardier, (iii) Construccionesy y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, (iv) China South Rail and (v) China North Rail not receive the tender? NW1627E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

PRASA received seven bids in response to the Request for Proposals issued in its Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Programme. The evaluation of these bids involved two stages. The first required bids to meet certain qualification criteria and the second scored those bids, which met the qualification criteria, according to certain price and economic development criteria. The final bid scores were calculated by giving a 85% weighting to price and a 15% weighting to economic development. The scores were then ranked and the highest scoring bidder was appointed as the Preferred Bidder for the Programme. The above process was set out in the Request for Proposals as the manner in which the evaluation of bids would occur leading to the appointment of the Preferred Bidder.

Of the seven bids received, only three met the qualification criteria stipulated in the Request for Proposals and proceeded past the first stage of evaluation. These three bids were those submitted by Gibela Rail Transport Consortium ("Gibela"), Dudula Rail (Pty) Limited (rf) ("Dudula"), and Bombardier Transportation (Rolling Stock) (Pty) Limited ("Bombardier"). Gibela obtained the highest score out of these three qualifying bidders and was accordingly appointed as the Preferred Bidder.

Therefore:

(a) Gibela was appointed as Preferred Bidder because it scored the highest number of points in the evaluation of the qualifying bidders;

(b) Dudula and Bombardier both scored less than Gibela and were accordingly not the highest scoring bidders. The bids submitted by Construcciones Auxiliary de Ferrocarriles, China South Rail and China North Rail failed to meet the qualification criteria at the conclusion of the first stage of evaluation.

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Reply received: August 2013

Question : 1296
Mr J F Smalle (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Currently, in each province, (a) how many taxi permits have been issued, (b) how many permits are available for issue, (c) what is the renewal cost for a permit and (d) what is the time period for issuing a permit;
(2) Currently, in each province, how many centres may issue taxi permits;

(3) what are the norms and standards for the issuing of taxi permits? NW1626E

Reply:

Currently, in each province,

(1)(a) The Department no longer issues Permits. This has been replaced by the issuance of Operating Licenses as per the prescripts of the National Land Transport Act.
(b) None as per response in (1) (a) above.
(c) None as per response in (1) (a) above
(d) None as per response in (1) (a) above;
(2) As explained in (1) (a) above, the Department only issues Operating Licenses and as listed below are the number of centres per province:
KZN: 1 District
Free State: 1 District
Northern Cape: 1 District
Western Cape: 1 District
Limpopo: 4 Districts
Mpumalanga: 5 Districts
Gauteng: 4 Districts
Eastern Cape: 6 Districts
North West: 5 Districts

(3) None as per response in (1) (a) above

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1287

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19 – 2013)

Prince B Z Zulu (ANC) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many cases of fraudulent learner's and driving licenses have been (a) reported and (b) investigated in KwaZulu-Natal;

(2) (a) what was the outcome in respect of each investigation and (b) how many cases have been prosecuted;

(3) whether any officials of his department have been implicated in any of the specified cases; if so, what (a) position did each official hold and (b) disciplinary measures have been taken against each official? NW1608E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) How many cases of fraudulent learner's and driving licenses have been reported and

Various agencies receive complaints regarding the possession of fraudulent learner's licenses. There are only sporadic reports received by the Traffic and Transport Inspections Unit – Special Operations Directorate (Provincial Monitoring Body).

v 22 cases have been reported to Provincial Monitoring Body

(1) (b) investigated in KwaZulu-Natal;

v All 22 cases reported have been investigated or currently under investigation

(2) (a) what was the outcome in respect of each investigation and

v 16 cases are currently being investigated

v 3 case registered with SAPS

v 105 learners licences have been admin marked pending cancellation

v 9 driving licences have been admin marked pending cancellation

(2) (b) 3 cases where the accused has been found guilty

v 24 cases have been registered against examiners/admin clerks and driving schools. Many of these cases are currently within court processes

(3) (a)

v One examiner/traffic officer

v One admin clerk

v With regard to Municipal officials:-

· 13 Examiners

· 1 admin clerks

(3) (b) Department of Transport officials:-

· 1 examiner/traffic officer – disciplinary and criminal case is pending

· 1 admin clerk - disciplinary and criminal case is pending

v Municipal Officials:-

· 9 examiners dismissed

· 1 admin clerk dismissed

· 1 officer suspended

· 3 examiners - registration suspended – pending disciplinary enquiry

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1257

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 17 – 2013)

Mr PJ Groenewald (FF Plus) asks the Minister of Transport:

(1) To which 12 roads in the North West did the president refer to in his state of the nation address this year, for which money is made available for maintenance work;

(2) (a) what progress has been made with each road, (b) what amount is spent on each one and (c) when would the work on each road be completed;

(3) Whether the minister would make an announcement regarding this matter?

NW 1504A

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) The President, in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) this year, said: "I have asked for work in the North West to be fast-tracked further in light of the huge backlogs in that province, especially electricity, schools, clinics, roads and water in the next two years".

Following the SONA the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee (PICC) proposed 18 infrastructure projects, called "Strategic Integrated Projects" (SIPs). SIP4 aims to unlock the economic opportunities in the North-West Province by accelerating identified investment in roads, rail, bulk water, water treatment and transmission infrastructure.

Based on SIP4, twenty four (24) sections of roads were included in the road infrastructure plan. These are attached:Table 1: List of road sections

(2) (a) The maintenance on these roads is ongoing and continuous, in line with the initial goal of ensuring that the roads are brought up to safety engineering standard.

(2) (b) The amounts spent on each of these sections of roads is:attached Table 2: Total cost per road section to date

(2) (c) Based on the PICC's objective regarding the SIPs, the road maintenance will continue as long as the backlog remains.

Progress reports on SIP4 are part of the PICC Infrastructure Programmes, which is chaired by the President and the Minister will therefore not make any announcements.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1243

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 10 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 17 – 2013)

Mr G G Boinamo (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

What amount has his department spent on (a) catering and (b) entertainment in the (i) 2012-13 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2013? NW1489E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(a) The amount spent on catering in the (i) 2012-13 financial year was R 969,317 and (ii) since 1 April 2013 it was R 132,993.

(b) The amount spent on entertainment in the (i) 2012-13 financial year was R 484,149 and (ii) since 1 April 2013 it was R 19,907.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1209

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 17 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many vessels have been searched in each month by the SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) for (a) licensing and (b) seaworthiness (i) in each (aa) harbor and (bb) port and (ii) offshore since 1 January 2012;

(2) How many vessels are available to patrol the coast to prevent unseaworthy vessels from entering our waters;

(3) Whether this number has been found to be adequate;

(4) whether SAMSA have conducted any joint inspections with the SA Police Service regarding (a) illegal fishing, (b) customs, (c) drug trafficking, (d) human trafficking, (e) weapons smuggling, (f) tax evasion and (g) the evasion of excise duties in each month in the past 12 months; if so, how many, in each case; if not, what is the reason in each case? NW1455E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(a) & (b) SAMSA does not search vessels but carries out surveys or inspections on them to ensure that safety standards that apply to them are maintained and have a valid safety certificate, namely Local General Safety Certificate (LGSC) for South African vessels used for commercial purposes; and Certificate of Fitness (CoF) for South African vessels used for pleasure (non-commercial). Surveys or inspections for licensing and seaworthiness are done at the same time resulting in the issue of Local General Safety Certificate or Certificate of Fitness.

Ad hoc inspections are carried out by SAMSA Surveyors on South African vessels during the currency of a safety certificate in order to ensure that those vessels continue maintaining the applicable safety standards.

The tables attached refer.

For foreign vessels in our ports, inspection is carried out under a regime known as Port State Control. Port State Control is defined as the process by which a nation exercises its authority over vessels when those vessels are in waters subject to its jurisdiction.

The table attached refers.

Q1(i)(aa) & (bb): Harbour and Port have not been differentiated.

Q1(ii): SAMSA does not carry out surveys/inspection on vessels offshore unless during an emergency i.e. the vessel is in distress and SAMSA want to assess the actual condition of the vessel in order to let it come to berth in the port or have it towed away etc. SAMSA has carried out two such inspections during the period in question.

Q (2): Monitoring the coast is done via a satellite based surveillance system installed in Sea Watch Centre, (SAMSA Cape Town). The system is used to monitor suspicious behavior by ships and the Centre works with other government agencies to coordinate response to safety of life and environment threatening incidents. The Centre at Silver mine, run by Department of Defence is used to interpret threats to territorial integrity. There is no system internationally that is meant to prevent unseaworthy vessels entering ones territory. Rather a risk based management system that allows one to monitor high risk vessels (by age, record of safety or types of cargo being carried). These are the elements that vessels are monitored for as they transit South African waters. In the case there is an incident requiring physical intervention, the centre deploys the nearest vessel to the scene. International requirements require that vessels render assistance to other vessels in need (principle of salvage). This is done on a commercial basis. South Africa does also have its own capacity to intervene using its own vessels (operated by DAFF, DOT, Defence and Environmental Affairs)

Q (3): South Africa has a 3000 kilometer long coastline and that would require a large number of vessels to police and monitor. Hence the approach is to use technology as far as possible for monitoring and risk profiling. Interventions are limited to incidents and the country fleet as well as passing traffic does provide the cover. There is a need for that capacity to be increased on a specific type of vessel (salvage tugs) but not necessarily for patrol purposes.

Q (4): SAMSA has not conducted any joint inspections in any of the areas as each one of them lies outside our mandate. The surveyors are trained to spot anomalies and to bring them to the attention of other enforcement agencies and it is generally the rule with all the agencies operating in the marine environment.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1194

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 17 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) What number of (a) ridership guarantees has been given to the Bombela Consortium in each year since the start of the operation of the Gautrain and (b) carriages must Bombela supply daily on the Gautrain rail system;

(2) whether he intends to instruct Bombela to increase the (a) number of (ii) carriages on the rail system and (ii) stations, (b) hours of operation and (c) frequency of trains; if so, in each case, who will pay for the additional costs? NW1440E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(a) A monthly ridership guarantee was paid from 07th June 2012 with the commencement of Phase 2, the operational period of the project. The number of ridership guarantees paid to date to Bombela was 10 (ten) up to the end of March 2013 and the total amount is R831.4 Million.

(b) The carriages that are supplied by Bombela on weekdays are 64 (a combination of 4 and 8-car train sets) in the peak and 32 in the off peak periods. On weekends and public paid holidays it is 24.

The Minister is not in a position to instruct Bombela to increase any service or facility, as the Minister is not a Party to the Gautrain Concession Agreement between the Gauteng Provincial Government and Bombela. The Gautrain project was developed as a provincial project and the Minister's role is aimed at ensuring integration between the Gautrain and other modes of public transport. The Concession Agreement is normally applied to determine when capacity on the system has to be increased.

(a)

i. A number of rail service capacity interventions (replacing 4-car trains with 8-car trains) were introduced to date. For example, such an 8-car train set was recently added on 29th April 2013 in the peak periods of the North South service. The number of carriages is increased according to a rail service capacity procedure based on service standards (overcrowding norms) and demand forecasts as set out in the Concession Agreement. The additional costs for the added rail service capacity referred to above are shared with the Concessionaire at present, with a possible dispute on cost responsibility pending.

ii. There are no plans to increase the number of stations on the system in the short term. Provision was made for possible future stations at Modderfontein (East West service) and Samrand (North South service). A developer will provide the capital for the Modderfontein station.

(b) The Concessionaire is currently investigating the technical feasibility and associated costs to introduce an earlier train and a later train between Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport, without impacting on the contractual engineering / maintenance hours. The Concessionaire indicated its willingness to consider paying for this, but reserved the option to request a possible contribution from the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). Discussions and investigations are continuing to further extend the operating hours, but there is no definite plan yet.

(c) The Concessionaire is contractually obliged to increase train service frequencies in the peak period in June 2015 (about two years from now) from 5 to 6 trains per hour in the weekday peak periods. If the rail service capacity has to increase (and cannot be resolved by other means e.g. replacing 4-car with 8 car train sets) before June 2015, and contractual overcrowding thresholds are reached, the costs will be for the Concessionaire. Any further increase in the train service frequency will have to be negotiated and may be for the cost of the GMA.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1183

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 27 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 17 – 2013)

Mr N Singh (IFP) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether he has been informed that a large number of informal traders endanger their lives and the lives of road users by selling their wares on the yellow lines of the N2 between Umgababa and Ilfracombe;

(2) Whether he will investigate the matter;

(3) Whether suitable alternative arrangements will be made for these informal traders? NW1426E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) No. I have not been informed of this type of activity on the road the Honourable MP refers to.

(2) Yes, the matter will be investigated as it sounds it places the lives of all those that are involved in the transaction at risk.

(3) No suitable arrangement can be made because N2 is designated as a freeway and in terms of regulation 323(2) of the National Road Traffic Regulation, 2000 a person is prohibited to be on foot on the freeway.

Furthermore, N2 freeway is operated at a high speed of up to 120km per hour, so it will pose a risk for both the road users and traders should trading be allowed on the freeways.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1076

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 16 – 2013)

Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Has an inquiry ever been launched into (a) the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and (b) any of its affiliates regarding the abuse of (i) company vehicles and (ii) garage cards; if so, (aa) when and (bb) where will he make the outcome public;

(2) since 1 May 2012, (a) how many employees of (i) Prasa and (ii) any of its affiliates have been found guilty of the abuse of (aa) company vehicles and (bb) garage cards, (b) what has been the consequence of each guilty finding and (c) what are the names of the persons found guilty;

(3) what controls are in place to prevent the abuse of (a) company vehicles and (b) garage cards at (i) Prasa and (ii) any of its affiliates? NW1309E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) No inquiry has been launched at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa or any of its affiliates regarding the abuse of company vehicles or garage cards.

(2) For the period in question no one have been found guilty of the abuse of company vehicles or garage cards at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa or any of its affiliates.

(3) E-fuel has been introduced at PRASA so that no card swiping will be done at garages. All transactions are fully electronic. Gauteng, Durban and East London are 95% complete and PRASA will be starting with Cape Town. Tracker reports are also viewed on a regular basis to see that it corresponds with vehicle logbooks; this also helps in monitoring misuse. PRASA are presently busy with the adjudicating of new tender for tracking device which will include driver ID tags.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1056

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 16 – 2013)

Mr S J F Marais (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) What are the reasons for the damage on the heavy truck lane of the N1 towards Cape Town, between the Huguenot tunnel and the Huguenot Tollgate, (b) what (i) is being done to repair that road and (ii) are the estimated costs of the repairs and (c) when will the repairs be completed;

(2) Whether anyone is responsible for the disrepair; if so, who is that person? NW1286E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

1(a) The damage on the heavy truck lane of the N1 towards Cape Town, between the Huguenot tunnel and the Huguenot Tollgate is due to the use of pioneering solution referred to as "Ultra-Thin Continuously Reinforce Concrete Pavement" (UTCRCP), a 50mm layer of ultra high strength concrete mixed, placed and finished by hand on-site and is found to be triggered by temperatures in excess of 40°C during the summer months.

1(b) (i) Close monitoring of the behaviour of the N1 field trial section was conducted. From field monitoring and the lab test the computerized design models were used for UTCRCP design to refine and improve the modelling temperature sensitivity. These design adjustments are currently under-going final validation.

1(b) (ii) only after completion of validation of the proposed new design, will SANRAL be in position to calculate what length of current design at N1 Huguenot needs to be replaced with the new design, and the cost associated with that.

1(c) Subject to outcome of current validation of the revised design, construction is expected to start after the current winter rainfall season in the Western Cape.

2. The South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL) is responsible for the disrepair since this was an experimental field trial section.

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 1042

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 16 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

With reference to the reply to question 212 on 15 March 2012, what additional enforcement measures have been put in place for e-tolling in Gauteng? NW1173E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

All law enforcement will take place as prescribed by the applicable legislation. This will include direct road side enforcement once summonses have been issued in terms of the Criminal Procedures Act (CPA).

Reply received: August 2013

Question : 1002
Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether (a) he, (b) his Deputy Minister and (c) his Director-General had any communication concerning any aspect of the Gupta Family wedding; if so, in each specified case, (i) what is the name of the person that was communicated with, (ii) on ma2 date did the communication take place, (iii) what medium was used for the communication, (iv) what was the purpose of the communication and (v) what was the outcome of the communication? NW1225E

Reply:

(a) I wish to refer the Honourable Member to the report into the landing of a Chartered Commercial Aircraft at Air Force Base Waterkloof, which was made public on the 17th May 2013 by the Justice, Crime Prevention & Security (JCPS) Cluster.

(b) No

(c) No
Questions (i)(ii)(iii)(iv) (v) Falls away

Reply received: June 2013

QUESTION NO 986

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 JUNE 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 15 – 2013)

Mr D C Smiles (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Since 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 27;

(2) since 1 January 2011, how many internal appeals under the Act were received by (a) his department and (b) entities reporting to him, and in each case, how many were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) deemed refused under section 77(7);

(3) who is the information officer for (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him, and in each case, what are the contact details of the officer? NW1209E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

1. a. 12

b.i 6 finalised, 6 pending (work in progress)

b.iii Falls away

2. a. 1

b.i 1

b.ii Falls away

b.iii Falls away

3. a. Mr G Martins, Chief Operations Officer

email: martinsg@dot.gov.za

Office No: 012 309 3221

Cell: 082 902 9977

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 951

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 29 MAY 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2013 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: NO 15 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Will he provide a copy of the flight plan used by the Jet Airways plane chartered by the Gupta family, which arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base on 30 April 2013; if not, why not? NW1174E

3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

The flight plan provided by the Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS) has received for the Jet Airways flight from Indira Gandhi Airport, India to Waterkloof, South Africa, is as follows.

FSSSZQZX FSSSYFYX FSSSFDPA FQBEZQZX FQBEYFYX FQBEFDPA FMMMZQZX FMMMYFYX FMMMFDPA FAWKZTZX FAWKYFYX FAWKFDPA FALEZTZX FAJAZQZX FAJAYFYX FAJAFDPA

291433 VIDPZPZX

(FPL-JAI9900-YN

-A332/H-SDFGHIJ1J5RWXYZ/LB1D1

-VIDP1800

-N0476F340 DCT REBON Q2 BBB B459 GUNDI/N0474F360 B459 CLAVA UB459 BOMOB/N0470F380 UB459 PRA UG465 OVANA/N0463F400 UG465 WIV/N0408F260

UG745 JSV/N0358F180 G653 HBV DCT VFR

-FAWK1008 FALE

-PBN/A1B1D1 COM/TCAS DAT/SVH REG/VTJWG EET/VABF0038 FSSS0417

FMMM0622 FQBE0720 FAJA0917 SEL/BREQ CODE/8003B9 OPR/JET AIRWAYS RALT/FSIA FVHA VABB)

EXPLANATORY NOTES ON THE FLIGHT PLAN

FLIGHT PLAN CODE:

NOTES:

FSSSZQZX FSSSYFYX

FSSSFDPA FQBEZQZX

FQBEYFYX FQBEFDPA

FMMMZQZX FMMMYFYX

FMMMFDPA FAWKZTZX

FAWKYFYX FAWKFDPA

FALEZTZX FAJAZQZX FAJAYFYX

FAJAFDPA

These designators identify the air navigation service units to whom the flight plan was

addressed.

South African addresses listed are as follows:

FAWKZTZX; FAWKYFYX; and FAWKFDPA: Waterkloof Airport

FALEZTZX: King Shaka International Airport

FAJAZQZX FAJAYFYX FAJAFDPA:

Johannesburg Airspace Control (O.R. Tambo International Airport).

291433 VIDPZPZX

Plan was filed on 29 April 2013 at 14:33 UTC

(UTC = SA Time -2 hours) from Delhi – Indira

Ghandi International Airport).

(FPL-JAI9900-YN

Message type is Flight Plan (FPL).

JAI refers to Jet Airways (3-digit code).

Flight number is 9900.

Y indicates instrument and visual flight rules.

N indicates Non-scheduled flight.

-A332/ H

SDFGHIJ1J5RWXYZ/LB1D1

Aircraft Identification: Airbus A330 200,

Weight category H (heavy).

Rest of the characters represent

communication and navigation equipment

available, as coded by ICAO.

-VIDP1800

Departure Aerodrome was Indira Ghandi

International Airport.

Departure time: 18:00 UTC

-N0476F340 DCT REBON Q2 BBB

B459 GUNDI/N0474F360 B459

CLAVA UB459 BOMOB/N0470F380

UB459 PRA UG465

OVANA/N0463F 400 UG465

WIV/N0408F260

UG745 JSV/N0358F 180 G653 HBV

DCT VFR

This part provides information on cruising

Speed, flight levels and route.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 920

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 21 MAY 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 03 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 14 – 2013)

Mr P A Mbhele (COPE) asks the Minister of Transport:

Whether he was informed about the lift that has not been working since 2010 at the Nyanga station, making it difficult for people using wheelchairs to access the trains and shops at Nyanga Junction; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1146E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The Minister of Transport was not informed that the lifts installed at Nyanga Station were not in use since installation in 2010.

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) through its Corporate Real Estate Solutions (PRASA CRES) division is responsible for regular and periodic maintenance of facilities at stations belonging to PRASA. Due to vandalism experienced at Nyanga station, PRASA CRES has been working on a project of installing cameras in order to monitor activities at the station.

The Lifts at Nyanga station are working and have been tested. However, challenges have been experienced with the landing buttons due to weather elements that made the lifts malfunction. PRASA CRES is working with contractors to install landing buttons that will have proper protection from the wet weather conditions during rainy days. As soon as protective covers are installed, the lifts will be activated to be operational

Reply received: July 2013

QUESTION NO 897

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 03 JULY 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 03 MAY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 14 – 2013)

Adv A de W Alberts (VF Plus) asks the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether setting up a website for the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) has been put out to tender; if so (a) when, (b) who was the successful bidder and (c) what is the value of the tender that was awarded to the company

(2) Whether the free Joomla Content Management System was used to create the website; if so, (a) why and (b) why the company that was awarded the tender failed to create a specific system for AARTO; if not, (i) which specific security measures were included in the website's framework to prevent the system form being hacked and (ii) what amount was paid for the creation of security measures on the website;

(3) Whether he has been informed that the AARTO website has been damaged by crackers; if so, whether specific measures will be put in place to ensure that it will not happen again, if not, what is the position in this regard; if so what are the relevant details?

NW1117A

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) (a)According to the information received from the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the Road Traffic Infringement Agency between April / May 2007 a tender was issued for the operationalization of AARTO, which included amongst others the development of the AARTO Website.

(b) The Successful bidder was Magna FS.

(c)The total cost of the operationalization of the AARTO project inclusive of the development of the Website amounted to R 1,949,229-00 (inclusive of VAT)

(2) Yes. The free Joomla Content Management System was used to create the website.

(a)It was done as an temporary measure due to the fact that at the time of designing the Website the RTMC did not have suitable computer infrastructure for the hosting of the AARTO website, the website was hosted at the hosting facility of HETZNER in Cape Town. Therefore, it was important to use an open platform that could work with any IT infrastructure.

(b)It was on the bases that once the RTMC has developed its own IT infrastructure, the management, modifications and any enhancement of the Website would be done in accordance with compatible IT systems platform, infrastructure and programs that would work well with the RTMC's IT systems.

(3) I have not been informed of any damages and or hacking of the AARTO website.

Reply received: May 2013

QUESTION NO 737

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 20 MAY 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 12 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) Which roads will be newly tolled in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014, (iii) 2015, (iv) 2016, (v) 2017, (vi) 2018 and (vii) 2019 and (b) by what method will each of these roads be tolled? NW945E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(a) (i) (ii) Concessions under consideration are the N2 Wild Coast Highway and the N1/N2 Winelands Highway.

(iii) vii) No plans have been finalised for the newly tolled roads from 2015 onwards

(b) There are two payments methods currently used for toll- manual and electronic methods

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 708

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 29 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 12 – 2013)

Adv A de W Alberts (VF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Why the investment- and expansion programme of Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South-Africa (Prasa) amounting to R341 milliard is allowed without his Department having a National Railway Policy or a National Integrated Transport Policy in place to direct the investment- and expansion programme;

(2) whether the shareholders of Transnet and Prasa have approved the investment- and expansion programme; if yes (a) in which format; if not

(3) whether Transnet and Prasa are acting against the will of the investors; if yes, what are the relevant details? NW912A

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

1. The Department is currently in the process of developing a Green Paper on National Rail Policy that will be launched for consultation during the 2013/14. The Rail Policy will serve to give direction to the rail sector while taking into account the South African environment and its priorities, such as promoting the developmental state agenda, socio-economic development, job creation, and eradicating poverty, unemployment and under-development.

However, in the absence of a National Rail Policy the South African rail transport sector faced major challenges resulting from capital investment backlog and an increasing need for investment funds. These challenges impacts negatively on the overall operation of the rail industry, and rendered it to be inefficient, and unable to meet the needs of the users. Challenges include the over-aged equipment and obsolete infrastructure and a general decline of rail performance. There is urgent need for investment if the South African rail industry was to survive, and be able to claim its position in the national transport task.

In December 2006 Cabinet approved the National Passenger Rail Plan that recommended a programme for the refurbishment of the current rolling stock, acquisition of new rolling stock and replacement of the obsolete signaling system. The National Passenger Rail Plan forms the blue print for PRASA's current investment programmes an intervention to address the challenges facing the passenger railways.

2. The mandate of PRASA is to ensure that rail services are provided in the public interest and emanates from the Legal Successions to the South African Transport Services Act, Act No 9 of 1989. In terms of the provision of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 (PFMA), PRASA is a Schedule 3B Government Business Enterprise reporting the Minister of Transport. In terms of section 52(b) of the PFMA, PRASA's Corporate Plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16, that includes the capital investment programme, was approved by the Minister of Transport and sanctioned by Cabinet.

In terms of the provision of the PFMA, Transnet Ltd is a Schedule 2, Public Entity reporting to the Minister of Public Enterprises. The Honorable Adv A de W Alberts is advised to approach the Minister of Public Enterprises as a shareholder of Transnet for further details.

3. Please refer to response 2.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 674

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 12 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblance (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether his department holds statistics on (a) how many vehicles were (i) weighed, (ii) overweight, and (iii) issued with a fine and (b) the total amount in fines that were issued at all weighbridges since 1 January 2010? NW779E

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3. THEWRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The Department keeps statistics on all weighbridges as follows:

(a) since 2010, (i) 4 518 829 vehicles were weighed and (ii) 780 143 vehicles were overweight and the breakdown per province per year is as outlined in the table below

No

Province

No of Vehicles Weighed

No of vehicles Overloaded

year

year

2010

2011

2012

Total

2010

2011

2012

Total

1

Limpopo

227134

50683

173839

451656

44162

9102

29285

82549

2

Mpumalanga

255779

456378

270938

983095

56824

100583

58110

215517

3

Northern Cape

2294

2819

4061

9174

576

561

754

1891

4

Free State

6952

6952

13904

27808

1085

1085

2170

4340

5

Kwa-Zulu Natal

204589

85527

261314

551430

36429

30521

30075

97025

6

North West

37035

45517

126475

209027

7417

8704

25986

42107

7

Western Cape

579812

631830

638524

1850166

79194

77435

73121

229750

8

Eastern Cape

3152

4105

11650

18907

584

299

473

1356

9

Gauteng

111710

125460

180396

417566

30673

34478

40457

105608

Total

1428457

1409271

1681101

4518829

256944

262768

260431

780143

(iii) information regarding the number of fines issued is not available to the Department since this function is not centralized, however, this information may be requested directly from provinces and

(b) falls away.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 654

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: THURSDAY, 28 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 – 2013)

Mrs M Wenger (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many claims were instituted against his department (a) in the (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10, (iv) 2010-11 and (v) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) in respect of each financial year (a) what amount was claimed, (b) how many claims were (i) finalized in court, (ii) settled out of court and (iii) are still outstanding and (c) what amount has been paid to each plaintiff in each case that was (i) finalized in court and (ii) settled out of court?

NW813E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

Claims instituted against the department

(1) (a) (i) (2007-08) 7

(ii) (2008-09) 1

(iii) (2009-10) 12

(iv) (2010-11) 17

(v) (2011-12) 5

(b) (2012-13) 28

Amounts claimed in each financial year

(2) (a) (I) (2007-08) R29 227 315.91

(II) (2008-09) R5 200 000.00

(III) (2009-10) R36 496 925.06

(IV) (2010-11) R45 555 661.25

(V) (2011-12) R1 481 445.84

(VI) (2012-13) R41 106 755.49

Claims finalized in court

(b) (i) (2007-08) 3

(2008-09) 1

(2009-10) 2

(2010-11) falls away

(2011-12) falls away

(2012-13) falls away

Claims settled out of court

(b) (ii) (2007-08) falls away

(2008-09) falls away

(2009-10) falls away

(2010-11) 1

(2011-12) falls away

(2012-13) falls away

Claims that are still outstanding

(b) (iii) (2007-08) falls away

(2008-09) falls away

(2009-10) 2

(2010-11) 8

(2011-12) 3

(2012-13) 19

Amount paid to each plaintiff in each case finalized in court

(c) (i) (2007-08) R48 004.86

R50 000.00

(2008-09) R5 200 000.00

(2009-10) falls away

(2010-11) falls away

(2011-12) falls away

(2012-13) falls away

Amount paid to each plaintiff in each case settled out of court

(c) (ii) (2007-08) falls away

(2008-09) falls away

(2009-10) falls away

(2010-11) R400 000.00

(2011-12) falls away

(2012-13) falls away

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 623

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1)(a) When will the Taxi Recapitalization Programme end and (b) what will the budget requirement be to end the programme;

(2) how many taxis (a) have been recapitalized yearly since the start of the programme and (b) does he intend to recapitalize;

(3 ) what amount (a) has been spent each year since the start of the programme and (b) will taxi owners receive in the future when they recapitalize their taxis;

(4) how will (a) he incentivize the recapitalization of taxis in the future and (b) taxis that have not been recapitalized by the end of the current programme be dealt with in the future? NW782E

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3. THEWRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) (a)The Taxi RecapitalizationProgram(TRP) was officially commenced in October 2006. The Program was approved by Cabinet on a proposed plan of scrapping 100 000 vehicles over seven years on an estimated budget of R7.7bn. In exchange for the old scrap vehicle Government will compensate operators R50 000 as a form of capital subsidy towards the purchase of a new compliant vehicle.

In June 2008 the Department realized that the program would not be completed in the anticipated 7 years since the annual allocations from National Treasury were not in line with the required R1.1 billion per year. In an attempt to resolve this a Funding Strategy was developed highlighting the challenges and requirement to achieve the objectives of the program in the envisaged 7 years.

In February 2009, Cabinet resolved:

The following are extracts of the resolutions taken at the Cabinet meeting dated 4 February 2009;

· "approved the annual Consumer Price Index-linked adjustment to the Taxi RecapitalisationProgramme (TRP) scrapping allowance of R50 000";

· "approved the approach of funding the TRP over a longer period than the originally approved seven years, subject to Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budget allocation"

(b) In view of the Cabinet Decision taken in February 2009 in respect of the Funding Strategy, the Department cannot provide an accurate Budget amount of the program at completion.

The Program was approved to be ongoing in line with MTEF allocations. The allowance will increase annually with inflation in line with CPI. These two unknown variables the timeframe and the value of future CPI makes it difficult to speculate the exact cost of the Program at the end of its term after scrapping 135894 vehicles.

(2) (a)The following table detail the number of vehicles scrapped per Province per financial year as at the end of February 2013.

(b) As per the approves Funding Strategy the number of vehicles to be scrapped is detailed below:

Initially identified Vehicles

SLP/BLC Applicants – not considered for conversion by OLB

Semi – legal

Total

100,000

2,550

33,344

135,894

Semi-legal operators

A substantial number of semi legal operators were identified through the initiation and implementation of the TRP. There were deadlines regulated for operators to apply for operating licenses and not all operators who applied prior to the deadline were granted these. One of the reasons for this is that operators had permits but no vehicle at that point to link the operating license to and another reason is the lack of capacity at operating licensing boards to process applications prior to the deadlines. The number of semi legal vehicles in the system amounts to 33 344.

KZN Court judgment

The KZN court judgment which ruled in favor of operators who's SLP/BLC applications have not been considered by the OLB amounts to 7 699 vehicles categorized as semi-legal's as confirmed by the KZN Department of Transport in their Business Plan to the Department. Since this ruling the Department has decided to include all provinces into this process. The total number of vehicles for all provinces amounts to 2 550.

(3) (a)As at the 15 March 2013 a total of 54 127old taxi vehicles have been scrapped. The value of the scrapping allowance paid is R2,955 016 20.00.

(b)The Program will not be ending based on Cabinets approval to the Funding Strategy, therefore operators will still be compensated a scrapping allowance. The current value of the scrapping allowance is R63 100. This value will increase annually in line with CPI.

(4) (a)Although Cabinet has approved an in increase in the timeframe to the Program, the Department has realized that the sustainability of the Program cannot be guaranteed since the scrapping allowance is once off. The life span of the vehicles is limited and will require continuous replacing. This could inevitably lead us back to a time prior to the Taxi Recapitalization Program.

Challenges such as vehicle quality and affordability and illegal conversions, just to name a few, have also been reason, for a dire need to review the Program in its current form.The review will provide options to address the aim of the Program whilst at the same time ensuring sustainability.

It will also focus on creating alignment and inclusion into the Public Transport Strategy as well as the Transformation Plan with the intention of providing an integrated affordable public transport system that will focus on benefiting the passenger.

(b)The future method of recapitalization of vehicles that have not done so by the perceived end will be dependent on the options derived from the review process as well as the status of the Public Transport Transformation Plan.

Furthermore, taxis included in plans of integrated public transport plans will be compensated through the negotiated compensation packages in the various cities. This is what is currently happening and will continue as cities roll out for implementation.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 591

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: THURSDAY, 28 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) What (i) amendments and (ii) regulations will be made to include tuk-tuk taxis into city transport and (b) in each case, when will the specified amendments and regulations be tabled in the National Assembly;

(2) under what operator's license category do tuk-tuk taxis fall that (a) charge by kilometer and (b) do not charge by kilometer? NW746E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

1. In terms of section 70 of the National land Transport Act, (NLTA Act no.5 2009), Tuk Tuks are provided for use as public transport where relevant Integrated transport plans (ITPs) of the municipality allows for their use and the route or road network or area within which they must operate are indicated in the ITPs as well as the speed within which it must operate. The Department is in a process of amending the Act but there is no intention to amend any matters relating to Tuk Tuks and further there are no specific regulations in that regard.

2. It is a normal operating licence. There is nothing on legislation or regulations pertaining to the fees. The fee is agreed upon between the operator and the passenger.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 568

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 – 2013)

Mrs C Dudley (ACDP) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether sufficient maintenance is carried out on all arrester beds which are used when vehicles have trouble stopping? NW723E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

Most of the arrester beds are located along the national roads. These beds are maintained regularly by the routine road maintenance contractors appointed by the South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL). The inspection and maintenance of the arrester beds is done according to standard specifications.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 452

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 08 – 2012)

Mr P D Mbhele (Cope) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Whether the R7 billion taxi recapitalization programme that was started in 2007 has been completed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW605E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The Taxi Recapitalization Program (TRP) was officially launched in Botshabelo in October 2006. The Program was approved by Cabinet on a proposed plan of scrapping 100 000 vehicles over seven years on an estimated budget of R7.7bn. In exchange for the old scrap vehicle Government will compensate operators R50 000 as a form of capital subsidy towards the purchase of a new compliant vehicle.

The aim of the program was to remove the unsafe old taxi vehicles off the road and replaced by new TRP compliant vehicles. The TRP compliant vehicles had a key focus on upgrading the vehicles to enhance safety and comfort. These requirements were gazette on 4 September 2006.

A TRP funding strategy was prepared in June 2008 for submission to Cabinet. The purpose of the Taxi Recapitalization Funding Strategy was to provide a taxi scrapping funding strategy for the successful implementation of the TRP taking cognizance of the increased demand for scrapping, the budgetary constraints, the need to review the quantum of the scrapping allowance as well as the inability of the TSA to successfully scrap the number of OTVs within the approved seven (7) year project timeframe.

2.

Increased demand for scrapping

The initial target market of the program was the legal taxi operators and this was estimated to be 100 000 vehicles. However since the implementation of the programme additional operators have been identified via the special legalizing process (SLP) and the "Be Legal Campaign" (BLC).

Semi-legal operators

A substantial number of semi legal operators were identified through the initiation and implementation of the TRP. There were deadlines regulated for operators to apply for operating licenses and not all operators who applied prior to the deadline were granted these. One of the reasons for this is that operators had permits but no vehicle at that point to link the operating license to and another reason is the lack of capacity at operating licensing boards to process applications prior to the deadlines. The number of semi legal vehicles in the system amounts to 33 344.

KZN Court judgment

The KZN court judgment which ruled in favor of operators who's SLP/BLC applications have not been considered by the OLB amounts to 7 699 vehicles categorized as semi-legal's as confirmed by the KZN Department of Transport in their Business Plan to the Department. Since this ruling the Department has decided to include all provinces into this process. The total number of vehicles for all provinces amounts to 2 550.

Summary of increasing vehicle numbers

The Table below details the different categories by which OTVs were identified.

Vehicles on the system

SLP/BLC Applicants – not considered for conversion by OLB

Semi – legal

Total

100,000

2,550

33,344

135,894

Quantum of scrapping allowance

The seven year period did not take cognizance of any escalation to the required funding. The value of the scrapping allowance in 2004 was R50 000 and the value of the scrapping allowance at the end of the programme in 2013 was to be R50 000. This did not make economic sense since the increase in inflation was not accommodated for.

The quantum of the scrapping allowance was therefore to be reviewed taking into account CPI over the programme lifespan with special focus on the transport specific CPI.

Budget Constraints

There was an overwhelming response from the industry to participate in the TRP. In the first two years a total of R677.5 million was allocated and spent to scrap 13,550 OTVs. The funding allocation for scrapping in the second financial year was depleted by November 2007 thus creating a reputational risk for the TRP.

The Department has consistently requested funding from National Treasury in line with meeting its targets for implementation. The monies allocated by Treasury were however significantly less than what was applied for. The allocations received to date indicate that this trend most probably will continue. This poses a risk on the successful implementation of TRP within its approved 7 year lifespan.

With an increase in the number of vehicles from 100,000 to 135,894 and the scrapping of 13,550 OTVs in the first two years, a balance of 122,344 vehicles needed to be scrapped during the remaining 5 years of the TRP.

The budgetary implications for achieving the TRP scrapping targets within the approved lifespan for the programme, required an additional R5, 486,143,500 in funding to scrap the remaining 122,344 OTVs over the remaining five years of the programme and cater for the increase in the quantum of the scrapping allowance in accordance with CPI

Cabinet Resolutions to the Funding Strategy

The following are extracts of the resolutions taken at the Cabinet meeting dated 4 February 2009;

1. "approved the annual Consumer Price Index-linked adjustment to the Taxi Recapitalization Programme (TRP) scrapping allowance of R50 000";

2. "approved the approach of funding the TRP over a longer period than the originally approved seven years, subject to Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budget allocation"

(This included the increase in number of vehicles)

Scrapping Statistics

As at the end of February 2013 a total of 53 765 old taxi vehicles have been scrapped. The value of the scrapping allowance paid is R2,932 billion.

The following table detail the number of vehicles scrapped per Province per financial year as at the end of February 2013.

The Program in its current format is under review to determine its sustainability, whilst taking cognizance of the Public Transport strategy and allowing for the integration of modes thus providing for the reform of the Public Transport systems.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 445

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 08 – 2012)

Adv A de W Alberts (VF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) If he was informed that, in view thereof that the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) could only handle 160 000 enquiries (particulars made available)per day, an overload of the system could cause it to collapse; if yes

(2) Have measures been put in place to intercept the problem; if yes, what are the applicable detail; if not

(3) Would he (a) investigate the matter and (b) provide detail of the steps that would be taken?

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) The electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) can handle more than 160 000 enquiries per day. It is currently performing 1.3 million transactions per day. The 1.3 million transactions are performed with the system running at 50% capacity. It is envisaged that the system will be able to perform 2.6 million transactions per day if so required.

(2) There is no capacity problem currently. However, the eNaTIS system is monitored on a 24 hours for seven days a week all year round in terms of system performance. System upgrade programs are implemented on a regular basis, thus avoiding any system overload.

(3) (a) It is not required to investigate the matter, as standing maintenance programs are in place as explained in (2) above; and

(b) There is no need for steps to be taken at this stage because the system is not constraint to 160 000 enquiries.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NO 307

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 19 MARCH 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mr D A Kganare (Cope) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Was there a power failure at Cross Border Road Transport Agency in Pretoria on the 16th November 2012; if so, (a) how long did it take and (b) how many people were inconvenienced by this;

(2) Why is there no back-up electricity at this place since it is the only one servicing people;

(3) are there any steps he intends taking to ensure this does not inconvenience the people in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the details? NW385E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) Yes, there was a power failure on 16th November 2012. (a) The power failure lasted for approximately eight (8) hours, (b) The power failure interrupted the entire operations of the Agency and approximately twenty (20) operators were affected.

(2) There was an oversight in the specifications and negotiations with the landlord at the point of entry into the lease agreement to include a generator as part of the fixtures of the building.

(3) Yes, steps are being taken to ensure that operations are not interrupted.

there are on-going discussions with the landlord with a view of having the

landlord provide generators as a back-up system.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 303

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 23 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY , 01 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Adv A de W Alberts (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) If the Road Traffic Management Corporation, as set out in the Act on Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO), Act 46 of 1998 (a) has created an information management system and (b) a database that are linked to the national offences register as stipulated in section 4(6) of the AARTO; if not, (i) why the eNaTIS is not used for this purpose and (ii) which system is being used; if yes,

(2) if the Agency is using the eNaTIS- system; if not (a) why not, (b) (i)which system is being used and (ii) is the system being used together with the eNaTIS system; if yes, what are the relevant detail?

NW380A

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minster of Transport

(1)(a) Yes

(1)(b) Yes

(1)(b)(i) The eNaTIS is the system used, upon which the National Contraventions Register is developed.

(b) Falls away

(2) Indeed the Road Traffic Infringement Agency is using the eNaTIS system. The National Contraventions Register has been developed as a module of the eNaTIS, which captures all the contraventions listed in both the provisions of the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) and the classification of those offences in terms of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.

(2) (a) Falls away

(2) (b) (i) (ii) Falls away

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NO 298

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 19 MARCH 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Since 2010, how many vehicles did the (a) Potchefstroom Eastbound Weighbridge and (b) Potchefstroom Westbound Weighbridge, (i) weigh, (ii) find to be overweight and (iii) issue with a fine;

(2) What is the total monthly cost of payments made to contractors at the (a) Potchefstroom Eastbound Weighbridge and (b) Potchefstroom Westbound Weighbridge? NW375E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The management and operations of the weighbridges in the North West Province is the responsibility of the North West Provincial Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport; being the MEC for Transport. Therefore this question should be referred to the Accounting Officer of the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport in the North West Province.

(1) (a) (b) (i) (ii) (iii) Falls away

(2) (a) (b) Falls away

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 297

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 23 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 08 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Since 2010, how many days were (a) the Potchefstroom Eastbound Weighbridge and (b) the Potchefstroom Westbound Weighbridge operational;

(2) on what grounds was each of the above not operational? NW 374E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The management and operations of the weighbridges in the North West Province is the responsibility of the North West Provincial Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport. Therefore this question should be referred to the Accounting Officer of the Provincial Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport in the North West Province.

(1) Falls away

(2) Falls away

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 283

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY , 01MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA)to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Has he investigated the need for a weighbridge to stop overloaded vehicles

entering the towns of Parys and Vredefort from the direction of Johannesburg;

(2) What other mitigating factors has his department investigated to alleviate the burden on the roads of (a) these and (b) other small towns countrywide that carry additional traffic as a result of toll roads and toll fees? NW358E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

(1) Yes.

a. A National Overload Control Strategy (NOCS) was developed, in partnership with Provincial Departments, during 2004 to identify the need for weighbridges across the country, which included the region in the vicinity of that region of the country

(2)

b. The NOCS proposed two weighbridges, one on the R82 near Sasolburg and another on the R59 near VanderBijl Park. These weighbridges together with the existing scales in the Gauteng province would act as the barrier to control overloading in that region of the country.

c. Traffic surveys are done by SANRAL ahead of any toll road opening and again after the toll road have been opened. If these surveys indicate significant diversion of traffic then assistance is rendered to the local authority to increase the capacity/structure of the affected roads/routes.

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NO 278

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 19 MARCH 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mr I M Ollis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

Has he or his department investigated the damage caused by heavy vehicles on the town roads of Parys and Vredefort; if not, when will this be done; if so, what were the findings? NW353E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister Transport

The National Department of Transport developed a National Overload Control Strategy in partnership with Provincial Departments during 2004, and the process involved the preparation of Provincial Overload Control Strategies. In the case of the Free State Province the extract of the report is provided.

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 263

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 23 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 01 MARCH 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 04 – 2013)

Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) If any planning was done to upgrade the N12 between Johannesburg and Potchefstroom to a double lane road (freeway or carriageway), if not, why not; if yes, (a) when will they commence with the project and (b) when will it be completed;

(2) How many (a) vehicle accidents and (b) deaths have occurred on the aforementioned road in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011 and (iv) 2012?

NW337A

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

There are two road authorities responsible for different sections of the N12 between Johannesburg and Potchefstroom. The total length of the N12 between Potchefstroom and the point where it intersects with the N1 south of Johannesburg is 122km. Of this length 58km fall inside the North West Province and 64km fall in the Gauteng Province. The 58km inside the North West Province is a declared national road and is therefore managed by the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) LTD. The 64km section of the N12 in Gauteng is the responsibility of the Gauteng Province and managed by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport.

As the honourable member is aware the national department has no jurisdiction over the planning, design, construction, upgrade, maintenance and management of provincial road networks. However, the department shall provide feedback on the SANRAL sections and shall request the Honourable member to contact the Accounting Officer of Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport for any additional information you may require.

(1) Yes,

On the section of the road under SANRAL's management, SANRAL has considered to improve the N12 to a 4 lane undivided road as an interim phase to a future dual carriageway freeway. Investigations were carried out to establish the feasibility of the interim phase. It was however found not to be a practical way to go due to limitations like the numerous accesses to adjacent properties/businesses and developments alongside the N12. In the meantime SANRAL has embarked on a project to repair and reseal the existing road as well as to do safety improvements at the intersections and climbing lanes, where possible, as an interim measure in order to preserve the asset.

(1) (a) falls away

(1) (b) falls away

(2) Statistics are only available for fatal accidents and deaths that occurred between

Potchefstroom and the intersection of the N12 with the N1, south of Johannesburg and has been provided in Table 1 below.

N12 between Johannesburg & Potchefstroom

(i) 2009

(ii) 2010

(iii) 2011

(iv) 2012

2(a)

Vehicle Accidents

40

29

16

25

2(b)

Deaths

44

42

21

33

Table 1: Summary of Accidents and Deaths

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 225

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 18 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 02 – 2013)

Mr G G Hill-Lewis (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether he will provide a copy of the bid document and proposals for tender 247/04/2012 to Mr G G Lewis; if not, why not;

(2) on what grounds was the said tender awarded to the preferred bidder;

(3) whether his department obtained statements or declarations from (a) the preferred bidder and (b) all its members with regard to (i) pending litigation, (ii) previous litigation or (iii) threats of litigation against (aa) it or (bb) its members and subsidiaries; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case;

(4) whether his department obtained statements or declarations from (a) the preferred bidder and (b) all its members with regard to failures to meet previous contractual obligations; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what statements and declarations were received in each case;

(5) what were his department's due diligence findings with regard to the preferred bidder? NW241E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

The question listed below does not related to the Department of Transport, The Department of Transport does not assign tender numbers like the one assigned in the question. There is no reference number of such a tender in the Department. All DOT bids are recorded as follows; DOT/NUMBER/YEAR/BRANCH.

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) (i) (ii) (iii) Falls away

(4) (a) (b) (aa) (bb) Falls away

(5) Falls away

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 160

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 24 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY ,15 FEBRUARY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 01 – 2013)

Mr J H Steenhuisen (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) How many legal matters were dealt with by his department (a) in the (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11, (iii) 2011-12 financial years and (b) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available;

(2) (a) how many of the specified legal matters were dealt with by (i) the State Attorney and (ii) private attorneys during the specified periods and (b) what are the reasons why his department was not represented by the State Attorney in each specified case;

(3) what total amounts were paid by his department to (a) the State Attorney and (b) private attorneys during the specified periods? NW166E

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3. THEWRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport:

(1) (a) (i) 40

(ii) 39

(iii) 10

(b) 14

(2) (a) (i) 103

(ii) My Department has at all times been engaging the services of the State

Attorney's office.

(b) Falls away

(3) (a) R14694 741.93

(b) Fall away

Reply received: April 2013

QUESTION NO 127

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 23 APRIL 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 01 – 2013)

Mr. T W Coetzee (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(1) Whether (a) his department and (b) any entities reporting to him paid any bonuses to

senior officials in December 2012, if, so in each specified case, (i) to whom and (ii) what

amount was paid;

(2) Whether the specified bonuses were performance based, if not, what is the justification

for each bonus, if so, in each case, from which budget were performance bonuses paid;

(3) Whether, in each case, (a) a performance agreement was signed with the official and (b) regular performance assessments were conducted; if not, why not, in each case; if

so. What the relevant details in each case?

NW 133E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

National Department of Transport

1(a) The Department of Transport paid performance bonuses to SMS member

in August 2012

1(b)(i) Names of the SMS members who received the performance bonuses for the 2011/2012 performance cycle see attached

1. (b)(ii) Total of R1 987 624.38 paid to SMS members.

2. The bonuses referred to on 1(a) were performance based, and the budget utilised was the

prescribed 1.5% of the remuneration budget.

3. SMS members referred to on 1(a) above concluded Performance Agreements with their

supervisors by the 31 May 2011 as prescribed by the SMS Handbook and DPSA Circulars.

SMS members, who did not sign, conclude and submit to HR Office their performance

agreements as prescribed by the SMS Handbook and DPSA Circulars were disqualified from

getting performance incentives, including pay progression.

Airport Company South Africa (ACSA)

(1) b) ACSA did not pay any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012

(i) (ii) Falls away

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) Falls away

Air Traffic Navigation Systems (ATNS)

(1) (b) (i) (ii) ATNS did not pay any bonuses in December 2012. Annual performance incentive bonuses are paid in June. Bonuses are paid to all employees within ATNS who qualify based on the principles contained within the General Staff Incentive Scheme Directive.

(2) Bonuses paid to employees of ATNS are performance based.

(3) (a) (b) Performance contracts are developed annually at the beginning of the Financial Year (April) Bi-Annual reviews are performed in September and March.

Cross Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

(1)(b) Yes, the agency paid performance bonus to a senior official in December 2012.

(1)(b)(i) The performance bonus was paid to the Chief Executive Officer.

(1)(b)(ii) The gross amount paid for the performance bonus is R197 735.77.

(2) Yes, the bonus was performance based and was paid from the budget of performance bonus provision.

(3)(a) Yes a performance agreement was signed with the official.

(3)(b) An annual performance assessment was conducted in line with the deliverables in the performance agreement.

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)

(1) (b) no bonuses were paid to senior officials at any time

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) Falls away

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)

(1) (b) Yes bonuses were paid to all Employees at Interstice Asset Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of PRASA.

(I) Mr. Patrick Gombert – R669 076

(II) Mr. Viresh Lutchman – R830 578

(III) Mr. Mthandeni Mntungwa – R528 176

(IV) Fefekazi Sefara – R530 647

(V) Ms. Martha Ngoye – R1 115 151

(VI) Mr. Grant Rock –R660 100

(2) Yes the bonuses were performance based – the bonuses were budgeted for in the Salary Bill

(3) (a) Yes

(b) Yes. The assessments were done in accordance with the approved performance management policy.

Railway Safety Regulator (RSR)

(1) (b) The RSR did not pay any bonus to Senior Management in December 2012

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) Falls away

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

1. (b) No bonuses were paid to senior official in December 2012

2. Falls away

3. (a) (b) Falls away

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

1. (b) No bonuses were paid to senior official in December 2012

2. Falls away

3. (a) (b) Falls away

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(1)(b) The Road Accident Fund, confirms that they did not pay any bonuses to senior officials in

December 2012;

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) Falls away

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

(1)(b) The South African Civil Aviation Authority paid a bonus to a senior official in

December 2012, (i) to Mr. Mongezi India (ii) an amount of R235 607.93

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) Yes, a performance agreement was signed by the official and the DG of Transport

Since. He reported directly to the DOT.

(3) (b) Falls away

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

(1) No, The South African Maritime Safety did no pay any bonuses to Senior Officials in

December 2012.

(2) Falls away

(3) (a) (b) Falls away

South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)

(1). (b) No bonuses were paid to senior official in December 2012

(2). Falls away

(3). (a) (b) Falls away

Reply received: March 2013

QUESTION NO 94

DATE REPLY SUBMITTED: 19 MARCH 2013

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2013 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 01 – 2013)

Mrs J F Terblanche (DA) to ask the Minister of Transport:

(a) How many tickets did (i) his department and (ii) any of its entities purchase to attend business breakfasts hosted by a certain newspaper (name furnished) (aa) in the (aaa) 2010-11 and (bbb) 2011-12 financial years and (bb) during the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) what was the total cost in each case? NW13-100E

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3. THE WRITTEN REPLY

The Minister of Transport

National Department of Transport

(a) There were no tickets purchased in the last financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12 as far as Ministry and Communication is concerned

(aa) (aaa) (bbb) falls away

(bb) (b) falls away

Airport Company South Africa (ACSA)

(a)(ii) Airports Company SA purchased the tables

(aa) (aaa) Falls away

(aa) (bbb) 3 tables

(bb) Falls away

(b) the total cost of the tables purchased in August 2012 was R21 392.10

Air Traffic Navigation Systems (ATNS)

Air Traffic Navigation Services Company (ATNS) did not purchase nor attend business breakfasts hosted by the newspaper

(aa) (aaa) Falls away

(bbb) (bb) (b) Falls away

Cross Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

The C-BRTA did not buy any ticket to attend the business breakfast hosted by any certain newspaper in 2010-2011, 2011 -2012 during the period April 2012 to date.

(a) (0) Tickets

(ii) Cross Border Road Transport Agency

(aa (aaa) Falls away

(bbb) (b) Falls away

Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRASA)

(a)ii)aa) The New Age Business Breakfast bbb) 1 ticket

(aa) (aaa) falls away

(b) R 792.30

Passenger Rail Agency Of South Africa (PRASA)

(aa) PRASA has not purchased individual tickets instead

(bbb) During 2011-12 financial year PRASA bought 6 tables at the The New Age hosted breakfast briefings, which host 10 delegates per table, during the period 1 April 2012 to date.

(bb) Each table costs R7130.70, the total of tables purchased is R42 784.20

RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR (RSR)

The RSR has not as at the date of the question bought any ticket for the event/s in question.

(aa) (aaa) Falls away

(bbb) (b) Falls away

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)

RTIA did not purchase any tickets for New Age Breakfast in the financial years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. Therefore no monies were spent on New Age Breakfasts

(aa) (aaa) falls away

(bbb) (b) falls away

Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)

The Road Traffic Management Corporation Purchase one (01) ticket for the business breakfasts for the period as specified.

(a) One (01) Ticket

(ii) Road Traffic Management Corporation

(aa) New age Newspaper

(aaa) 2010/11 – 0 No tickets where bought

(bbb) (One) 01 Ticket purchased in 2011/12 Financial year

(b) R396.15

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

(a) As the Road Accident Fund, we cannot respond to the question as to how many tickets, if any, were purchased by (i) the Department of Transport.

(ii) RAF as an entity of the Department of Transport, we can confirm that the Road

Accident Fund did not purchase any tickets for business breakfasts hosted by a

New Age (aa) in the (aaa) 2010/11 financial year.

(bbb) No tickets were purchased for business breakfasts by the Road Accident Fund

during the 2011/12 financial year.

(bb) During the period 1 April 2012 up to the latest date for which information is

available, two tickets were purchased for the Fund's Chairperson of the Board

and the CEO of the Road Accident Fund to attend a business breakfast hosted

by a certain . Newspaper (New Age) on 16 August 2012, where the Transport

Minister was the speaker.

(a) The total cost was R792.30 for each ticket.