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

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2021-w1829 - 15 October 2021

Russel Nsikayezwe Cebekhulu to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What is the economic impact of the cyber hack on the network of Transnet in major ports of the Republic? (b) How is the cyber-attack expected to affect the position of the Republic as a ports operator in international trade in the (i) short and (ii) long term?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 15 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Transnet:

(a) The port networks have not been negatively impacted by the attack, as the surface area of attack was on the server domain and applications.

(b) Transnet networks were shut down in the attack to prevent the spread of the malware.

(b)(i) Through the shutdown period, some terminals operated manually, while others could not operate ...

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2021-w2019 - 15 October 2021

Thamsanqa Bhekokwakhe Mabhena to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)       Whether, given the recent alleged cyber-attack at Transnet that occurred on 22 July 2021 and the resultant notice of declaration of a force majeure event on 26 July 2021 by Transnet which has resulted in a ports crisis, (a) his department and (b) the Ports Regulator of South Africa have been informed that no import containers have left South African ports since the crisis ensued; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) Whether there are any plans to engage the relevant stakeholders to resolve this; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether any penalties will be imposed on Transnet by the Ports Regulator of South Africa; if not, why not; if so, what will be the nature and scope of the penalties? (4) Whether, in view of the fact that vessels have started to omit South African ports altogether and are dumping containers at other ports in Africa, there are any plans in place to avert the resultant massive delays in the receipt of goods affecting all industries; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 15 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Transnet:

(1)(a) The Shareholder Ministry - the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) - has been kept abreast of all developments pertaining to the declaration of a force majeure, following the incursion on Transnet systems that occurred on 26 July 2021. It is not accurate to suggest that the force majeure has resulted in a ports crisis. ...

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2021-w1884 - 14 October 2021

Ghaleb Cachalia to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a) What are the full details of companies and/or entities to whom the recent Eskom coal contracts were awarded and; (b) At what price in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 14 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Eskom:

(a)

Eskom has concluded 2 Coal Supply Agreements (“CSA’s”) for FY2022 as follows:

  • Modification to the CSA with South32 SA Coal Holdings (Pty) Ltd from MMS to supply Duvha Power Station.
  • A new CSA with Arnot OPCO (Pty) Ltd from Arnot Mine to supply Arnot Power Station.

(b)

Eskom cannot, at this point in time, fulfil the ...

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2021-w2111 - 07 October 2021

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)        With reference to Denel’s presentation to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on 24 August 2021, (a) what are the reasons for the 161% increase in the number of contractors from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021; (2) Whether any arrangement has been reached with the SA Revenue Service regarding the outstanding pay as you earn-debts owed by Denel; if not, what are the implications for Denel and its relevant officials as it pertains to possible criminal prosecution under section 234(p) of the Tax Administration Act, Act 28 of 2011; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether the three executives implicated in the Ngidi report with respect to the R356 million VR Laser Group were suspended with pay or without pay; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons; (4) What were the outcomes of the completed disciplinary action taken against the Denel employees implicated in the R69 million ENNE7 contract?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Denel:

1. The increase in the number of contractors in the period from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 was as a result of permanent employees, who resigned from their permanent positions and later offered their services on a fixed term basis.

2. SARS is amenable to granting Denel a deferred payment arrangement for the legacy ...

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2021-w2023 - 07 October 2021

Ghaleb Cachalia to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether Siemens (a) had withdrawn their warranty on the steam pipes they supplied to Medupi because the pipes had not been cleaned as prescribed before installation and (b) warned that the pipes could burst under the introduction of steam; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether he has found that this was a major contributory cause to the explosion of 8 August 2021; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for what reason was this allowed to happen under reliability maintenance; (3) (a) what is the (i) cost of and (ii) estimated time frame for repairs and (b) how will this cost be financed?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)(a) and (b)

The incident is not related to the steam pipe / or steam generator as it occurred on the Electric Generator that is coupled to the steam turbine centreline through a Turbo Gen rotor. The Medupi Generators original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is General Electric (GE).

(2)

The 8th of August 2021 Medupi unit ...

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2021-w1822 - 07 October 2021

Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1)What is the status of finalising the strategic equity partnership between SA Airways (SAA) and a certain company (name furnished), that would acquire 51% in SAA; (2) whether an amendment to the Memorandum of Incorporation of SAA has been concluded; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

  1. The due diligence is at an advanced stage and should be completed shortly. The parties have started negotiating the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA). After the successful completion of the SPA stage, we will be able to announce the completed deal to the public pending regulatory approval.
  2. Once the Sale and Purchase Agreement have been concluded, the Memorandum of Incorporation will be finalised.
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2021-w2271 - 07 October 2021

Elphas Mfakazeleni Buthelezi to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1).Whether, in light of the mooted decisions by responsible government entities, including Eskom, to procure nuclear energy, the Government and the specified entities have financial resources required to procure nuclear energy, particularly given Eskom’s huge debt and gigantic year losses in the preceding years; if not, why not; if so, what are Eskom’s financial reserves in figures in this regard; (2) whether the Government will step in and inject capital in Eskom for the procurement of nuclear energy; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what total amount has been set aside for this purpose; (3). What conditions influenced a return to procure nuclear energy, given that not less than five years ago the procurement of nuclear energy was abandoned due to, inter alia, its allegedly unsustainable price tag

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Eskom

(1)

Eskom maintains the position that it supports nuclear power, in particular the life extension of Koeberg Power Station. The procurement process is being dealt with by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) in accordance with IRP19. The DMRE should be approached for any further information.

(2) this matter is being dealt with by the Department ...

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2021-w2206 - 07 October 2021

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether he has been notified of any land claims against the SA Forestry Company SOC Limited; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what (i) total number of land claims, (ii) is the status of each specified land claim and (iii)(aa) total number of claims have been settled and (bb) is hampering the settling of the land claims, (b) has any title deeds been handed over to the local folk in terms of the process and (c) how has the land claims been dealt with to date?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

According to the information received from Safcol

a) (i) Total number of land claims: 46 (1X KZN, 24X Limpopo, 21X Mpumalanga)

(ii) Status of each specified land claim: Status of each claim indicated in Annexure A.

(iii) (aa) Total number of land claims that have been settled: 4 settled.

(bb) Challenges hampering the settling of land claims: finalization of claims by the Department ...

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2021-w1816 - 07 October 2021

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What steps is he taking to turn around the situation of Mango, a subsidiary of the SA Airways, which is on the verge of collapse?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Oct 2021

Mango has been placed under Business Rescue and a Business Rescue Practitioner has been appointed to be responsible for the affairs of the airline. The Department will be providing oversight support during this process by ensuring that a sustainable model is developed for Mango. Of significance would be the restructuring of Mango to successfully ease the reliance of the airline from Government funding and ...

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