2027-w585 - 11 April 2027

Deidre Carter to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)With reference to SA Express’ frequent use in 2016 of chartered planes provided by Solenta Aviation and SKA Aircraft Leasing amongst others to cover its route between (a) Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, (b) George and Johannesburg and (c) Kimberley and Johannesburg, what is the total amount of chartering a flight to cover an ordinary route that is supposed to be operated by SA Express; (2) Whether there is a service level agreement in place between SA Express and the specified companies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 11 Apr 2027

(1)

Solenta:

1a)

SKA:

1a)

1c)

1b)

(2) Yes there are contracts in place for both entities and the SLA’s are contained in both contracts.

Solenta: Contract Period: 01 Feb 2017 to 31 July 2017

SKA: Contract Period: 06 December 2016 to 31 March 2017

Mogokare Richard Seleke Lynne Brown, MP

Director-General Minister of Public Enterprises

Date: Date:

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2020-w1889 - 21 September 2020

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the reasons that (a) The grievance lodged by a certain person (name furnished) regarding the interdict of the appointment of Eskom Group Treasurer was ignored, (b) Eskom misled the chairperson of the grievance process by supplying an incorrect advert of the position and (c) A certain person (name furnished) was a member of the interview panel that appointed Eskom Treasurer when the specified person is not a member of the board or an employee of Eskom? NW2397E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) The Grievance was attended to in line with the Eskom HR Management priscipts and the outcome was provided to the aggrieved employee.

(b) The advert that had been provided initially was the copy of the working draft. The error was corrected when it was posted out. There were no material differences between the working draft and ...

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2020-w1197 - 21 September 2020

Ghaleb Cachalia to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What are the relevant details of private shareholders who (a) have held shares in the SA Express Airways SOC Ltd (SA Express) since it was established and (b) currently hold shares; (2) What are the relevant details of shares traded during the life of SA Express, including the details of the (a) shares traded, (b) share sellers, (c) share purchasers and (d) amounts paid for shares? NW1502E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

 

  1. (a) In 2007, Transnet divested its interest in SA Express when the airline was established in terms of the SA Express Act (No. 34 of 2007), promulgated in December 2007, which provided for the transfer of SA Express shares and interests from Transnet to the state. The Act further granted the conversion of SA Express into a public company with share capital. In 2009 ...
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2020-w1746 - 21 September 2020

Narend Singh to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) Whether his department and/or the entities reporting to him currently provide free basic electricity under programmes other than the Free Basic Electricity programme; if not, why not; if so, (a) to whom and (b) what are the relevant details; (2) whether the installation and maintenance of electricity prepaid meters would be (a) subsidised or (b) free under certain parameters; if not, why not; if so, (i) under what parameters and (ii) what are the relevant details; (3) whether his department and/or the entities reporting to him prescribe electricity tariffs and rates to municipalities in order to ensure that the most vulnerable and indigent communities receive free basic electricity; if not, why not; if so, (a) in what manner and (b) what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

(1) No the Department of Public Enterprises and its entities do not provide free basic electricity under programmes other than the Free Basic Electricity (FBE) programme.

(1)(a) Not applicable (1)(b) Not applicable

(2)(a) Under the FBE programme, installation and maintenance of electricity prepaid meters is not subsidised.

(2)(a)(i) and (ii) Not applicable

(2)(b)(i) and (ii) The installation ...

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2020-w2080 - 21 September 2020

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

With reference to his department’s appearance before the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on 19 August 2020, where the Director-General indicated that Rand Merchant Bank has been appointed as transaction advisors to ensure that the best option of securing funding is chosen, what (a) process was followed to appoint Rand Merchant Bank as the transaction advisors, (b) is the contract value of the specified agreement, (c) are the deliverables in the agreement and (d) are the timelines of the contract?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 21 Sep 2020

(a) The Rand Merchant Bank had been appointed as transaction advisor to oversee the Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) transaction of Air Chefs by SAA, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) expanded the scope in line with procurement prescripts to include a similar scope on the SAA group, in line with Treasury Regulation 16A6.6.

(b)The contract value is capped at R12 million as ...

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2020-w1891 - 09 September 2020

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet intends to sell the assets of Transnet to the private sector; if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) which assets will be sold, (b) what process is followed to decide which assets should be sold and (c) what are the reasons that Transnet is selling its assets?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 9 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Transnet

No, Transnet is not planning to sell assets to the private sector. However, it is in the process of considering how its asset base is best positioned to deliver on the requirements of the business. We are however looking for opportunities to partner with the private sector. This is in order to promote economic transformation and to ...

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2020-w1892 - 09 September 2020

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What qualifications do certain persons (names furnished) hold; (2) whether the qualifications of the specified persons were verified; if not, why not; if so, which institutions were used to verify their qualifications?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 9 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Eskom

(a) and (b)

The table below captures the details requested for each person.

Title

Initials and surname

Designation

Qualification

Verification by

Mr

A M

de Ruyter

Group Chief Executive

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology - (University of Pretoria)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law - (University of Pretoria)
  • Bachelor of Law - (University of South Africa)
  • Master of Business Administration ...
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2020-w1887 - 09 September 2020

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the reasons that a certain person (name furnished) was appointed as the Chairperson of the Eskom Pension Fund when a letter of appointment for the same position was already drafted and sent to another person (name furnished)?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 9 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Eskom

The term of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Board, ofwhich Ms Mantuka Maisela was the Chairperson, expired on 31 May 2020. However, because the governance process was not in place on 31 May 2020 and Eskom did not want to be the cause of a non-constituted Board, which had been a finding of the Financial ...

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2020-w1204 - 09 September 2020

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)(a) At what stage are the negotiations with the unions regarding the unbundling of Eskom into three separate subsidiaries, and (b) which unions are involved in the process?(2) How will (a) the outstanding debt of Eskom be accrued to each of the three potential subsidiaries, and (b) Eskom debit to creditors be secured prior to the unbundling process?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 9 Sep 2020

According to the information received from Eskom:

(1)(a) In terms of the Collective Agreement, Eskom engages with organised labour at various

participative structures. National structures include - Strategic Forum, Central Consultative Forum and Central Bargaining Forum. There are also Group Structures and Business Unit Level. The purpose of these structures is for Eskom to engage (share information, consult and bargain) with organised labour on ...

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2020-w1572 - 27 August 2020

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What numbers of persons have been appointed at Eskom on the basis of (a) race, (b) position, (c) qualification, (d) salary level, (e) experience and (f) gender since the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer at Eskom, Mr André de Ruyter?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 27 Aug 2020

According to the information received from Eskom:

As at 13 July 2020, Eskom appointed 139 employeessince the appointment of the Group Chief Executive, Mr André de Ruyter.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • 25 external appointments, of which 18 were T-Systems employees who were transferred into Eskom in accordance to Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995. Only 7 were true external recruits.
  • 114 ...
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