2019-w794 - 11 December 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by (i) his department and (ii) state-owned entities reporting to him in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 financial years; (2) what amount of the total expenditure incurred by (a) his department and (b) state-owned entities reporting to him went to (i) each specified black-owned media company and (ii) outdoor advertising in each specified financial year and (c) on outdoor advertising by his department and state-owned entities reporting to him went to each black-owned media company in each specified financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 11 Dec 2019

Department

(1) (aa) In the 2016-17 financial year, the Department budgeted / spent an amount of R17, 102,685.88.

This budget was used for marketing and advertising in print and electronic media, including radio and television, outdoor advertising, Departmental campaigns including the Easter and Festive Season Road Safety and the October Transport Month and various other events that the Department implemented.

(bb) In the ...

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2019-w1382 - 11 December 2019

Pieter Mey to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral), will contract with the Eastern Cape Government to work and complete the R62 road up to the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date will Sanral be contracted to commence the work?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 11 Dec 2019

The section of the R62 in question from Western Cape border at Haarlem up to intersection with the N2 is declared National Road under jurisdiction of SANRAL. The funding for maintenance of this road is thus prioritised from the SANRAL non-toll budget allocations received from National Treasury.

Based on the SANRAL non-toll funding prioritisation, this section of R62 is in a fair condition with ...

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2019-w1221 - 11 December 2019

Isaac Sello Seitlholo to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether, since he assumed office in May 2019, he has had any engagement and/or interaction with SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd regarding the sinkholes on the N12 in Matlosana Local Municipality, Stilfontein; if not, why not; if so, what (a) were the outcomes of such engagement(s) and (b) action steps have been decided upon?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 11 Dec 2019

1. No the Minister has not had any engagements with SANRAL on the sinkholes on the N12, in Matlosana Local Municipality, Stilfontein.

2. This matter is currently being handled by SANRAL directly with the Matlosana Local Municipality and has not been escalated to the Minister or the Department.

3. The sinkhole in question straddles land owned by SANRAL and that owned by the Matlosana ...

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2019-w1194 - 25 November 2019

Tamarin Breedt to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)What (a) projects have been contracted to the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) by each province since 1 April 2014 and (b)(i) are the details of each contract, (ii) is the location of each contract, (iii) is the monetary value and (iv) are the (aa) planned and (bb) actual completion dates of each project; (2) what are the details of contracts awarded by Sanral for temporary operators of weighbridges in each province?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 25 Nov 2019

1. (a) There are 2 projects that have been contracted to SANRAL by provinces since 1st April 2014.

(b) (i) DNND2 Moloto Rand/Gauteng Province and DNNS2 provicial rural roads please refer to the table 1.

(b) (ii) Gauteng and Eastern Cape please refer to table 1.

(b) (iiI) R1908 492 7891, R15672 222.46,R403 800 470.91 please refer to table 1 ...

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2019-w1473 - 18 November 2019

Thembisile Angel Khanyile to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether the Lekwa Licence and Traffic Department is fully operational; (2) are officials employed at his department still receiving their full salaries while his department is not fully operational; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 18 Nov 2019

At the outset, I must place it on record that the function of vehicle registration and licensing in terms of the Constitution resides with the respective Member of the Executive Council (MEC) in each province. The processes in terms of evaluation, registration and operation of Registering Authorities (RAs) Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) and Vehicle Testing Stations (VTSs) are further prescribed in the National ...

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2019-w1427 - 18 November 2019

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether the tender in respect of the D520 road in the North West (details furnished) has been advertised; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date was the tender awarded, (b) what is the name of the company that was awarded the tender, (c) what is the total amount of the tender and (d) on what date was it concluded?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 18 Nov 2019

1. The road D520 from Makolokwe to Bethanie in the Bojanala District is not yet advertised due to budgetary constraints; however, it remains one of our priority project. It will therefore be advertised should the financial situation improve.

The Department appointed the design Engineers in August 2013 to design the road from gravel to surface standard, and to-date the design is completed and ready ...

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2019-w1491 - 18 November 2019

Phuti Peter Keetse to ask the Minister of Transport

What is his department’s immediate plan to intervene in the ongoing disputes regarding routes between Über and meter taxis that continue to put passengers at risk?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 18 Nov 2019

The National Land Transport Act, 05 of 2009 (the Act) provides that anyone who transport passengers for reward must have an operating license. Currently the Provincial Regulatory Entities are issuing operating license for both meter taxi and E-hailing services.

The Department held meetings with both E-hailling and metered taxi operators where it was agreed that all operators must obtain an operating license in order ...

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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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