2020-w1294 - 07 January 2020

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to the Eskom, Kusile and Medupi Power Station contracts with a certain company (name furnished), what are the details of (a) the contract bonds of any sort that were provided by the company to Eskom and (b) all expired contract bonds that were provided by the specified company that were (i) renewed and (ii) not renewed; (2) (a) why were the contract bonds that expired not renewed or called up and (b) what are the details of all contract bonds that (i) remain in place and (ii) will be utilised to complete the contracts that the specified company is unable to complete; (3) whether any Eskom officials were held responsible or accountable for not ensuring that the contract bonds were not renewed in time or, where necessary, called up; if not, why has no one been held responsible; if so, what are the relevant details of the Eskom officials who were held responsible in this regard? NW2505E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

The parliamentary question has been forwarded to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

 

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2020-w1668 - 07 January 2020

Geordin Gwyn Hill-Lewis to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

What are the details of the contingency measures and/or plans of the SA Airways (SAA) that are in place to assist its passengers when flights are grounded due to strikes?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

According to the information received from the South African Airways:

  1. SAA initiated the airlines Re- Accommodation Policy which provide customers with alternatives (Date Changes, Rebooking on other airlines).
  2. SAA customers are able to book on partner airlines, including SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and Codeshare Partner Airlines, as well as Star Alliance partner Airlines.
  3. SAA provides hotel accommodation for those passengers who cannot be ...
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2020-w1669 - 07 January 2020

Geordin Gwyn Hill-Lewis to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether, with regard to the recent strike action at SA Airways, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot among their members; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which organisation and/or persons supervised the ballot and (b) was the ballot conducted by secret vote?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

According to the information received from SAA:

Yes, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot.

(a) Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin, Crew Association (SACCA). SAA also deployed its own observers for the supervision.

(b) Yes.

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2020-w1494 - 07 January 2020

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to Ms Busisiwe Mavuso’s alleged statement that government interventions are hampering proper management and turnaround of Eskom, what were the interventions that he made that were against the plans of the Board and management teams at Eskom; (2) what was intended with his warning that Ms Mavuso must be careful?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

At the outset, it must be noted that it will take a long time for Eskom to recover fully from the damage caused by the State Capture.

The Memorandum of Incorporation of Company (including Eskom) sets out the responsibilities, duties and rights of the shareholder and directors. The shareholder, particularly 100% shareholder as in the case with government and many state owned companies, can ...

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2020-w1558 - 07 January 2020

Nceba Ephraim Hinana to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

(1) With reference to his reply to question 241 on 19 August 2019, (a) what category of infrastructure are the pylons in (i) Kempton Park and (ii) Edenvale and (b) how often should these be inspected; (2) whether any pylons, during the last inspection in the above areas, were found to be (a) unstable and/or (b) decaying due to rust; if so, what number (i) was identified and (ii) has been repaired to date? NW2883E

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

The parliamentary question has been forwarded to the entities and the Ministry of Public Enterprises awaits their urgent response. Further information will be conveyed to Parliament as soon as the response is received.

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2020-w1709 - 07 January 2020

Marshall Mzingisi Dlamini to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises

Whether the Eskom generation entity will be 100% state-owned; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Enterprises on 7 Jan 2020

Accordingly to the information received from Energy Team

The Eskom Generation entity will remain 100% state owned under Eskom Holdings consisting mainly of the current power plant base, which will be separated into a number of feasible smaller generation units.

Consideration for the creation of multiple generation companies (GENCOs) within Eskom Generation is currently under examination with the aim of introducing inter-company competition and ...

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2020-w1452 - 07 January 2020

Liezl Linda van der Merwe to ask the Minister of Social Development

What is her department’s plan to address the inconsistencies as well as delays in funding to shelters across provinces?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 7 Jan 2020

The Department has embarked in process of developing a sector funding policy. The policy will provide guidelines to assist all Provinces to implement in a standardised way and address inconsistencies regarding funding. The draft sector funding policy was presented to MINMEC during the third quarter for consideration and approval. The MECs have not yet approved the policy and indicated the need for sufficient time ...

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2020-w1707 - 07 January 2020

Liezl Linda van der Merwe to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she can provide Ms L L van der Merwe with a detailed list of the locations of the 22 shelters in the North West, which were referred to in her department's presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on Wednesday, 30 October 2019; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 7 Jan 2020

Department of Social Development (DSD) plays a leadership role to facilitate the establishment, coordination, and the implementation of the shelters/safe spaces for all victims of crime and violence.

Furthermore, the Department forms part of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster that has been given an important mandate to implement strategies and programmes that contribute towards priority 5 (social cohesion and safe ...

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2020-w1453 - 07 January 2020

Liezl Linda van der Merwe to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether her department has considered a more systematic approach to training shelter personnel on issues related to gender-based violence such as the impact it has on, amongst others, women's mental health and substance abuse; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 7 Jan 2020

The Department has developed a draft training and development framework that seeks to address capacity building plans across the sector as a systematic approach to training. The framework will be looking into three year period. The framework will be ready following consultations with various stakeholders by 31 March 2020. The framework will cover the various thematic areas such as training within Gender Based Violence ...

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2020-w913 - 07 January 2020

Bridget Staff Masango to ask the Minister of Social Development

Whether she retained any of her predecessor’s Ministerial staff; if so, (a) what are the names and/or relevant details of staff members who were retained, (b) where have they been redeployed to and (c) what is their current (i) job description and (ii) remuneration package in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Social Development on 7 Jan 2020

1. Yes, the Minister retained some of the officials who served the previous / former Minister, but also released some of the officials in accordance with the Ministerial Handbook.

2. It is key to indicate that prior the introduction of Ministerial Handbook there were officials across Ministerial portfolios which were appointed permanently within Offices of different Ministers hence the below categories of staff compliments within ...

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