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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2022-w2202 - 22 July 2022

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) What (a) are the full details of the establishment of the proposed state-owned holding company that will oversee all state-owned companies and will be free from political interference as he announced during the Budget Vote 10 on 20 May 2022, (b) mechanisms will he put in place to ensure that it is insulated from political interference. (2) whether his announcement was a recognition that there has been an undue influence by politicians on the management of state-owned companies; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 22 Jul 2022

1. (a) There have been a number of studies within government over time to determine how SOEs should be governed, and on other matters such as which SOEs are required in current context, and which are not. The President established the Presidential SOE Council (PSEC) to advise him on these and related matters. Based on a review of global experience and work done within ...

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2022-w2413 - 20 July 2022

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the 42 employees who won the case in May 2022 against Denel have been paid their outstanding salaries amounting to R13,2 million dating back to 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what date was payment done?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 20 Jul 2022

According to the information received from Denel

  1. Out of the 42 current and former employees who won the case in May 2022, three (3) of them had already been paid by the time the Court Order was issued and they failed to inform their attorneys.
  2. The amount owed to the remaining 39 claimants differ from person to person (due to some having received part-payment ...
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2022-w2371 - 20 July 2022

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

On a recent oversight visit by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts to follow up on issues at Medupi and Kusile it was clear that the Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) process was not running as smoothly as it should, resulting in an often loss of generation capacity with no adequate expertise or skills to maintain the FGD systems, despite the plan to have the technical know-how to maintain environmental emissions at Medupi and Kusile at a permissible legal level, what progress is being made in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 20 Jul 2022

According to the information received from ESKOM

During the recent oversight visit by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts to Kusile Power Station, Unit 1 was on forced outage. The unit has since been repaired and it is back on load. The commercial process to establish the Operating and Maintenance Contract with Technical Support that will assist in restoring the reliability of the plant, ...

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2022-w2370 - 20 July 2022

Benedicta Maria Van Minnen to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

On a recent oversight visit by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) to the Megawatt Park Power Station, the board of Eskom indicated that (a) it is required by his department to put together a corporate plan articulating key performance indicators (KPIs), which would culminate into performance agreements and (b) a plan is in place, but it has to get the consent from his department before it will be shared with Scopa, (i) what are the details of the progress on getting consent from his department and (ii) by what date will the plan be signed off?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 20 Jul 2022

 (a)

The Minister gives strategic direction to the entity through the Strategic Intent Statement (SIS).  Regulation29.1 of Treasury Regulations, read with section 52 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) requires the entity to develop a Corporate Plan that covers three years and must include, inter alia, strategic objectives and outcomes identified and agreed on by the executive authority (the Minister of Public Enterprises) in the shareholder’s compact. The Shareholder’s Compact (SHC) is a negotiated performance ...

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2022-w2414 - 20 July 2022

Omphile Mankoba Confidence Maotwe to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the intervention that he has made in respect of the wage talks between Eskom and the employees as they now prepare for the fourth round of negotiations?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 20 Jul 2022

The Ministry does not get involved in labour relations matters at the company level. The company has a Board and an Executive Team that is fully mandated to attend to such matters. The operational matters fall within the ambit of the Executive Team.

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2022-w2299 - 30 June 2022

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the sources of the funds to be used for the repayment of the TNUS 22 GMTN Dollar Bonds issued by Transnet that amount to a total of 1,0 billion US Dollar, which fall due on 26 July 2022?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 30 Jun 2022

According to the information received from Transnet

Transnet SOC (“Transnet”) plans to raise USD ($1 billion) (~ZAR15, 6 billion) in both the domestic and international capital markets to settle the USD $1,0 billion (an obligation that is due on 26 July 2022). Transnet has also appointed Joint Lead Managers (JLMs) who will assist Transnet to access the capital markets to raise the USD $1,0 ...

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2022-w2278 - 30 June 2022

Erik Johannes Marais to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the (a) medium- and (b) long-term plans of Transnet for the (i) development of additional infrastructure and (ii) maintenance of current infrastructure at the Saldanha Bay harbour?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 30 Jun 2022

According to the information received from Transnet

a) Medium Term Plans

The following infrastructure development projects are intended to materialize in the short- to medium-term and is illustrated below:

a) Land reclamation next to the current iron ore stockyard for the increase of the iron ore stockpile area (short-medium term) as well as additional space for new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facilities (medium-long ...

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2022-w2099 - 30 June 2022

Annelie Lotriet to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to him have found any ghost workers within their system in the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) total number of ghost workers was discovered, (ii) total amount was paid to them and (iii) steps have been taken to (aa) recover the money lost and (bb) hold the offending parties accountable?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 30 Jun 2022

DPE

(a) Whether his department have found any ghost workers within their system in the past five years, if not what is the position in this regard, if so, what:

(i) total number of ghost workers was discovered: None

(ii) total amount was paid to them: None

(iii) steps have been taken to: None

(aa) recover the money lost: None

(bb) hold the offending ...

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2022-w2148 - 30 June 2022

Brett Norton Herron to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(a)(i) How many litres of diesel did Eskom use for the purposes of power and/or electricity generation in the 2021-22 financial year and (ii) what was the total cost of that diesel consumption, (b) what total number of days in the current calendar year since 1 January 2022 has Eskom implemented load shedding and (c)(i) how many litres of diesel has Eskom used to generate power and/or electricity in this calendar year since 1 January 2022 and (ii) what is the total cost of that diesel consumption?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 30 Jun 2022

According to the information received from Eskom:

(a)(i) In the 2021/22 financial year, 571 295 617 litres of diesel were burnt.

(a)(ii) The total cost of diesel consumption was R 6 407 million.

(b) Eskom implemented loadshedding for 50 days from 1 January 2022 to 2 June 2022. Five (5) days were at Stage 1; 35 days were at Stage 2; four (4) days were at Stage ...

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