Chairperson, half of the 12 main entities under the Department of Transport pose direct financial risk to our fiscal reliability. As such, it is a trend that requires urgent intervention and decisive reform.
The effect of having four different Transport Ministers in just three years, and over 15 current board vacancies between the 12 state-owned entities, SOEs, all contribute toward financial management inconsistency and constrained advancement.
A cross-cut analysis of entities on unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure amounts reveals that 89% have not been dealt with in the past five years. Consequence management seems to be totally ignored, evident from the same five-year analysis which shows that only 1% was recovered from billions of rands being affected.
Crucial modification necessities are needed in budget, administration and service delivery management of our land, water and air space regulation, planning and provision.
During the briefings with entities, the DA highlighted the gaps between performance outcomes and disappointing levels of transport provision, pointing out numerous and constant misalignments between key performance areas, indicators and outcomes versus what our pedestrians, cyclists, commuters, passengers and travellers experience on a daily basis.
As such, a meaningful number of recommendations have been absorbed in this committee report, all of which are
supported by the DA. Team Transport of the DA will apply shoulder to these and other much-needed improvements as they constructively engage with solutions and ideas promoting an open-opportunity society and working towards building one South Africa for all. Thank you. [Applause.]