2022-w3665 - 29 November 2022

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Transport

In light of the fact that the cross border operators have continuously, on different media platforms, expressed displeasure with the electronic cross border permit application system since its inception in January 2022, what (a) is the status of resolving the information technology issues related to the system and (b) total amount (i) has been spent on the dysfunctional system thus far and (ii) more is the Cross Border Road Transport Agency planning to spend on the (aa) development and (bb) maintenance of the system?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

(a) Since the inception of the new CrossEasy system in January 2022 for the issuance of cross-border road transport permits, the Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) has successfully issued more than 55,000 permits using the functional permit management system of which at least 90% are for freight permits. The C-BRTA is currently implementing phase two of the CrossEasy system, and which includes for ...

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2022-w3398 - 29 November 2022

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

What is the update on the investigation of the 3 000 ghost workers who were on the payroll of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

Project Ziveze was launched 10 months ago by the Board of Control (BoC) to specifically verify all PRASA employees, after material irregularities were uncovered within PRASA’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems, Human Capital Management (HCM) system and payroll system. The scope of the project also extends to validating whether the employment of foreign nationals is in line with the provisions of the law. ...

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2022-w3659 - 29 November 2022

Vuyani Pambo to ask the Minister of Transport

What total amount has the Cross Border Road Transport Agency spent on (i) international and (ii) domestic travel since 1 April 2022 and (b) for what purpose was each trip?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

a) The total amount spent by the Cross Border Road Transport Agency since 1 April 2022 was Nine Hundred and Thirty Three Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Four Rand (R933 694) and is as follows:

  1. International Travel – Five Hundred and Forty Thousand One Hundred and Twenty Nine Rand (R540 129)
  2. Domestic Travel – Three Hundred and Ninety-three Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-Five Rand ...
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2022-w3661 - 29 November 2022

Washington Tseko Isaac Mafanya to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What (i) total number of employees are on suspension at the Cross Border Road Transport Agency and (ii) are their job levels, (b)(i) how long has each employee been on suspension and (ii) what is the progress of the disciplinary hearings and (c) what total amount has the agency spent on salaries of the specified employees since their suspension; (2) whether the employees whose disciplinary hearings have been concluded are back at work; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

1. (a) (i) The Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) has 6 employees who are currently on suspension and relate to 2019 legacy investigations on irregular appointments within the Agency that happened in the prior financial years. Some were reported by employees during the course of the investigations. One case relates to one employee that was reported through the Public Service Commission Hotline for ...

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2022-w3531 - 29 November 2022

Hannah Shameema Winkler to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the air licensing backlog caused by the delay in finalising the appointment of the Air Services Licensing Council, which prevents local airlines from acquiring new international routes and/or flight frequencies, what (a) is the current status of the air licensing backlog and (b) interactions has his department had with the Department of Tourism regarding the backlogs?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

(a) what is the current status of the air licensing backlog?

The Licensing Councils had a total of 166 applications/amendment applications submitted between March 2020 and March 2022. As of March 2022, the Councils have adjudicated 113 applications.

The table below shows a breakdown of the applications:

Type of Application

Number

Considered by Councils

Pending consideration

New Applications

49

25

24

Amendment Applications ...

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2022-w3662 - 29 November 2022

Washington Tseko Isaac Mafanya to ask the Minister of Transport

What total amount has the Cross Border Road Transport Agency spent on legal fees for the disciplinary hearings in the current financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

The total amount spent by the Cross Border Road Transport Agency in respect of legal fees on disciplinary hearings for the current financial year to date is One Million Four Hundred and Eighty Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventeen Rand and Thirty Nine Cents (R1,487,317.39).

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2022-w3729 - 29 November 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)Whether, in line with the 2021-22 report of the Auditor-General, his department has developed an action plan with a focus on performance monitoring and consequence management, specifically for issues of supply chain management; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details on the effectiveness of the specified action plan in the 2021-22 financial year; (2) whether he will furnish Mr K P Sithole with evidence of how appropriate actions have been taken where poor performance and transgressions with supply chain management prescripts have been identified; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

The Department has developed the action plan and commenced monitoring of the implementation of an action plan of finding by the Auditor-General for the 2021-22 annual financial year. Attached is the action plan developed by the Department for monitoring of AGSA findings as evidence.

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2022-w3660 - 29 November 2022

Vuyani Pambo to ask the Minister of Transport

What total number of executive positions (a) have been filled at the Cross Border Road Transport Agency including (i) gender and (ii) ethnicity breakdown and (b) are vacant?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

The Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) (a) has the following (i) gender breakdown of executive positions:

Pre- organisational redesign:

Males: 5

Female: 3

Post organisational redesign:

Males: 2

Females: 3

Total Filled = 5

(ii) The C-BRTA does not make appointments according to ethnicity, but by gender in line with our Employment Equity targets, qualifications and competencies of the respective Executives. This is ...

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2022-w3664 - 29 November 2022

Rosina Ntshetsana Komane to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) (a) What total amount has been spent on the organisational redesign of the Cross Border Road Transport Agency? and (b) on what date is it envisaged the process will be concluded, considering the current delays in finalising the specified process; (2) whether all engagements with employees and/or the labour representatives have been concluded; if not, what is the status of the litigation with the appointed service provider; if so, (3) whether he has found that the appropriate procurement processes were followed to appoint the service provider; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether measures have been put in place for monitoring the deliverables of the service provider to ensure that the Cross Border Road Transport Agency gets value for money; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the Cross Border Road Transport Agency has the right capacity and skills set to conclude the process internally; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 29 Nov 2022

1. (a) The Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) spent a total of a total amount of R951,194.00 (including Job grading) out of a budget of R1,633,000 for the organisational redesign project.

(b) Project milestones were concluded at the end of September 2022 and implementation is ongoing.

(2) All necessary consultations employee consultations were undertaken directly with the employees. The C-BRTA currently has no ...

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2022-w3447 - 25 November 2022

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the reasons that the Road Accident Fund (a) ignored the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, (b) disregarded the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, and (c) changed its accounting policy in order to hide the R300 billion it has in liabilities?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 25 Nov 2022

The Road Accident Fund (RAF),

(a) did not ignore the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court (NGHC). The ruling of the NGHC handed down on 24 February 2022 dealt with the merit of the interdict sought by the RAF to interdict the Auditor-General of South Africa from publishing its audit report of the RAF for the financial year ending 31 March 2021 (Part ...

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