2019-w1029 - 14 November 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What (i) amount of money was paid by the City of Ekurhuleni to a certain company (name furnished) in relation to its bus rapid transit system and (ii) was the money paid for, (b) on what date(s) was money paid and (c) what are the names of the directors of the specified company; (2) whether the City of Ekurhuleni has received any audited statements regarding the specified payments; if not, on what basis is money continuing to be paid over to the specified company?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

1(a)(i) A total of R215,434,940.43 was paid to date to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the current BRT operations.

(ii) A total of R6,200,000 was paid as a lump sum interim compensation to the Ekurhuleni Taxi Industry (ETI) trust.

A total of R4,477,840.00 in revenue collected was paid to the Ekurhuleni Taxi Industry ...

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2019-w1031 - 14 November 2019

Annelie Lotriet to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department has been informed that the City of Ekurhuleni is launching a smart travel card for its bus rapid transit system; if not, why not; if so, (a) did his department approve the introduction of the smart travel card and (b) what is the cost of implementing such a system?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

a) City’s implementing the BRT are required on a determined period to report to the National Department of Transport in either written format, meetings and bilaterals. Such reporting illustrates the project status quo, progress made and future plans. The City of Ekurhuleni, has, throughout these engagements, reported on the various planned mixture of components required to ramp up its BRT operations. Such included ...

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2019-w1183 - 14 November 2019

Thembisile Angel Khanyile to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether his department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

a) The Department of Transport incurred costs related to the inauguration of the President of the Republic.

(i) The Department incurred costs of R4,251,007.89, which was within the budget provided by the Presidency and which will be claimed back from the Presidency.

(ii) The expenditure was incurred for the provision of transport for the inauguration.

b) The Department did not incur ...

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2019-w955 - 14 November 2019

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether he will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with copies of the maintenance records of the bridge on Heidelberg Road in Ward 40 in the City of Ekurhuleni; (2) what are the details of all repairs conducted on the specified bridge; (3) whether his department conducted a site inspection to evaluate the damage of the bridge; if so, what are the details of the findings; (4) what (a) budget has been put in place to deal with the structural damage of the bridge and (b) are the timelines in this regard; (5) what temporary measures will be put in place to deal with the safety risks associated with the dilapidated state of the bridge?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

1. SANRAL can confirm that based on the locality description, the only SANRAL bridges in the locality is where N3 crossed Heidelberg Road. These SANRAL bridges are in excellent condition based on most surveys performed by independent professional registered engineers.

Based on SANRAL investigation the bridges in question fall outside of SANRAL jurisdiction, and are rail bridges crossing Heidelberg Road that fall under shared ...

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2019-w940 - 14 November 2019

Isaac Sello Seitlholo to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What is the total budget allocation for the Shova Kalula Bicycle Programme for (i) the 2019-20 financial year and (ii) each financial year since the inception of the programme, (b) what is the total number of bicycles that have been distributed to date, (c) which schools in each province have benefited from the programme thus far and (d) what is the reason that the programme is not included in his department’s Annual Performance Plan; (2) what (a) are the names of the suppliers and/or service providers for the bicycles, (b) procurement processes were undertaken to determine the specified suppliers and/or service providers, (c) is the current state of the bicycles that had already been distributed since the inception of the programme and (d) who carries the costs for repairs on said bicycles?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

(1) (a)(ii) the budget allocation of the programme is outlined below:

Financial Year

Budget Allocation

2007/08

R30,000,000.00

2008/09

R30,000,000.00 (Rollover)

2009/10

R21,000,000.00

2010/11

R1,900,000.00

2011/12

R1,517,100.00

2012/13

R0.00

2013/14

R2,000,000.00

2014/15

R2,000,000.00

2015 ...

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2019-w1095 - 14 November 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What total number of public operating permits (a) does a certain company (name furnished) currently hold and (b) were utilised by the specified company (i) in the 2018-19 financial year and (ii) since 1 January 2019 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) whether any of the specified permits have been transferred in any way to other passenger bus services; if not, what relationship agreements exist between certain companies (details furnished); if so; (a) to whom and (b) for what reason and purpose and (c) what were the terms and conditions?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

(1)(a) The total number of uplifted operating licenses for AUTOPAX PASSENGER SERVICES is 962.

(1)(b) See (a) above

(1)(i) See (a) above

(1)(ii) See (a) above

(2) No operating licenses were transferred.

(2)(a)(b)(c) Not Applicable

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2019-w1030 - 14 November 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What (a) number of hi-tech buses has the City of Ekurhuleni ordered for its bus rapid transit system and (b) is the total cost of the buses; (2) on what date (a) was the order placed and (b) were the buses supposed to be delivered; (3) whether all the buses were delivered; if not, (a) what number of buses have been delivered and (b) what are the reasons for the non-delivery of the outstanding number of buses?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 14 Nov 2019

(1)(a) It must be noted that the City of Ekurhuleni does not directly order high-tech buses meant for the BRT system. The bus fleet is ordered and procured by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and later, the VOC after its formation. This is as per a Mayoral committee resolution on item A-RT (03-2015) at its meeting held on 24 June 2015 and the ...

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2019-w1231 - 13 November 2019

Luyolo Mphithi to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

What are the (a) two targets that were incorrectly cited as achieved whereas they were not achieved according to the report of the Auditor-General in the 2018-19 financial year and (b) reasons her department submitted an incorrect report on its performance?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 13 Nov 2019

a)The two targets are:

  1. Number of reports on progress made on women's empowerment in the Economic Departments.
  2. Report on socio-economic empowerment of women through government economic incentive schemes produced as planned.

b) The reports on the two targets were incorrectly only approved by the acting Director-General.

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2019-w1230 - 13 November 2019

Luyolo Mphithi to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether any performance rewards were paid in contravention of the remuneration policy of her Office in the 2018-19 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the amount?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 13 Nov 2019

No performance rewards were paid in contravention with the departmental Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) policy. Formal procedures are following through the various stages of the process. Funds for the payment of rewards are included in the Compensation of Employees budget as prescribed.

 

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2019-w1145 - 13 November 2019

Nomsa Innocencia Tarabella Marchesi to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Whether her Office has conducted any research to establish why (a) there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in the Republic and (b) the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the (i) relevant details and (ii) details of the findings of any investigations conducted to date?

Reply from the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities on 13 Nov 2019

a) The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWYDP) has not conducted any research why there seems to be an escalation in the incidences of men killing women in South Africa.

b) The Department has not conducted any research to establish why the prevalence is higher than in the rest of the world. However, South Africa has various sources of Violence against ...

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