2019-w785 - 10 April 2019

Choloane David Matsepe to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the leasing of infrastructure such as trains and locomotives by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (a) in the past three financial years and (b) since 1 January 2019, what (i)(aa) leases took place in each month, (bb) is the value of each contract, (cc) were the infrastructure used for and (dd) are the reasons for these leases and (ii) on what date will each lease end in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 10 Apr 2019

a) PRASA does not lease infrastructure and trains/locomotives except for the interface arrangements with Transnet where PRASA and Transnet rely on the usage of each other’s infrastructure and the ad hoc locomotive support required by PRASA from Transnet from time to time, especially during peak periods.

b) No Leases occurred since 1 January to Date

(i) (aa) Due to the shortage of ...

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2019-w686 - 03 April 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the reply to question 898 on 20 April 2018, do the operating costs stated only include the limited kerbside services or a fully operational phase 1; if so, how is the huge cost of limited kerbside services justified; (2) do the operational cost include the paying of consultants; if so, (a) what amount is to be paid to consultants in each year, (b) on what date will the consultants contracts come to an end and (c) what is the purpose of employing consultants in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

1. The operating costs are based on a very limited kerb side pre-pilot service with 6 operational buses initially. While this would have been palatable if scaled up to aPhase 1-like 40 and then 80 buses carrying over 20 000 average weekday passenger trips within 6 months to a year, this did not happen and hence the current scale of costs and ridership is ...

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2019-w783 - 03 April 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What was the budget allocated for the 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Airports Company South Africa held in February 2019 in Sandton, (b) what budget line item did the funds come from, (c) what was the objective of the event and (d) how does the event contribute to the vision and mission of the specified entity?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

a) R3 794 143,61

b) Corporate Affairs Division | Sponsorships

c) On 23rd July 2018 Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) celebrated its jubilee anniversary of 25 years. ACSA was established on the 23rd of July 1993, when the government established it as a fully-fledged Stated-Owned Company. Prior to 1993, the airports operator was a unit within the National Department of Transport.

ACSA has grown ...

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2019-w809 - 03 April 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

Are there any driverless cars on the country’s roads; if not, are there any such plans; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

There are currently no driverless cars on the country’s roads. Yes, there are plans but not in the immediate due to policy and legislative amendments that would need to take place to bring about this realisation.

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2019-w781 - 03 April 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why has there been a delay in the issuing of driving licences in the past 12 months, (b) what steps have been taken to resolve the backlog, (c) what are the reasons that members of the public have to return to redo their fingerprints, photos and eye tests, (d) what are the reasons that no investigation regarding the matter has taken place and (e) by what date will an investigation into the matter take place?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

a) The delay in the delivery of driving licence cards was occasioned by the system upgrade on the production machine and the labour dispute lodged by the employees involved in the production of driving licence cards.

b) The production team worked overtime to address the backlog. In January 2019, there was a backlog of 250k cards, which was addressed on 8th February 2019. As ...

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2019-w687 - 03 April 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to the reply to question 898 on 20 April 2018, (a) what exactly is the grant money for, (b) is there a contract with his department for the grants and (c) what proportion of the grants are allocated to capital expenditure; (2) what is the total breakdown of all capital expenditure for each of the five phases up to and including completion; (3) what was the exact (a) operating costs, (b) fare income and (c) Council funding for each specific cost including operational in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

1.(a) The Public Transport Network Grant is a conditional grant (under the Division of Revenue Act) to selected municipalities to accelerate the implementation of Integrated Public Transport Networks.

(b) Municipalities submit an annual budget proposal and business plan in the year prior to the budgeted municipal financial year which forms the basis for approving and monitoring PTN Grant spending by the DoT.

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2019-w782 - 03 April 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

What are the reasons that several new vehicles have not been used and have been parked at the head office of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

There are no new vehicles parked at PRASA Head Office. There are eight (8) double cab bakkies parked in Durban and nine (9) double cab bakkies parked in Cape Town respectively. The reason for this is due to discrepancies in the fitments when the vehicles were delivered. The vehicles did not have canopies and ladder racks. The suppliers have begun with these fitments and ...

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2019-w436 - 03 April 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) matters within (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him, (i) what CCMA matters have been heard in each month (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 January 2019, (ii) what number of matters were (aa) lost and (bb) won, (iii) what were the total costs involved in each case, (iv) what was spent on legal services in each month and (v) why was this necessary in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

Department

(a) (i) None

(aa) None

(bb) None

(ii) (aa) None

(bb) None

(iv) Not applicable

(v) Not applicable

The (b) Cross-Border Road Transport Agency have had the cases outlined in the tables 1

The (b) Road Accident Fund have had the cases outlined in the tables 2

The (b) Road Traffic Management Corporation have had the cases outlined in the tables 3

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2019-w179 - 03 April 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Transport

With reference to the reply to question 642 on 22 March 2018, (a) what is the total number of persons who have (i) been injured and/or (ii) died as a result of open coach doors in moving trains of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) since 1 March 2018, (b) what total amount in compensation was paid out to victims, (c) what actions have been taken by Prasa with regard to each case and (d) why has Prasa reneged on their legal duty to ensure doors were closed as confirmed by the Constitutional Court in 2015?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

a) Passenger injuries and fatalities since 1 March 2018 to date

Date

(i)

Injuries

(ii)

Fatalities

March 2018

0

0

April 2018

20

1

May 2018

21

0

June 2018

19

0

July 2018

10

2

August 2018

20

1

September 2018

10

0

October 2018

12

0

November 2018

8

0

December 2018

10

1

January 2019

8

0

TOTAL

138

5

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2019-w680 - 03 April 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What is the property at 14 Mill Street, Newlands, Cape Town, used for, which is owned by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, (b) on what date was the specified property purchased and (c)(i) for what amount was the property purchased and (ii) what amount is outstanding on the property?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

a) Three buildings are situated on PRASA land located at 14 Mill Street, Newlands. The buildings consist of two Metrorail operational buildings and portion of a dual use facility, which is the most prominent of the three buildings located on the property. The latter was an existing house that was upgraded as a guesthouse and office accommodation for PRASA Senior Management on business visits ...

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