2019-w558 - 03 April 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What investments have been made in each month by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) what was the nature of each investment, (c) why was each investment made in each case, (d) what were the projected returns in each case, (e) who represented the department or entity when negotiating the investments, (f) on what date was each investment made, (g) what returns have been enjoyed to date in each case and (h) with whom were investments made in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 3 Apr 2019

(a)(i)(aa) None

(a)(i)(bb) None

(b), (c), (d), €, (f), (g), (h) Not applicable

Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS)

  1. R250 million was put into a six-month fixed term deposit with Nedbank from March 2016 – September 2016.
  2. Six-month fixed term deposit
  3. Maximize interest received
  4. 7.65%
  5. Chief Financial Officer
  6. March 2016 to September 2016
  7. 7.65%
  8. Nedbank – being the transactional ...
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2019-w679 - 28 March 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) Why has SSL certification of certain websites (names furnished) lapsed, (b)(i) what is the name of the person who is responsible in this regard and (ii) why has this person not addressed the specified matter on time, (c) on what date will this matter be addressed and (d) what processes, procedures and mechanisms are in place to ensure that this is not repeated in future?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 28 Mar 2019

RTMC

a) www.rtmc.co.za

The client server encryption was not implemented to this web service as this is purely an information website and no login services are present.  Any available documents to download have to be completed and forwarded per mail and not uploaded to the website itself, which could compromise confidential information.  The RTMC is currently upgrading the website to a ...

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2019-w559 - 28 March 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What investments have been made in each month by (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (aa) in the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) what was the nature of each investment, (c) why was each investment made in each case, (d) what were the projected returns in each case, (e) who represented the department or entity when negotiating the investments, (f) on what date was each investment made and (g) what returns have been enjoyed to date in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 28 Mar 2019

Department

a) (i) Department did not make any investment with the Venda Building Society of Bank

(aa) (bb) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) Not applicable

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

ACSA has not made any investments with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank.

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA)

(a) No, the (ii) CBRTA has not made investments with the Venda Building Society ...

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2019-w182 - 28 March 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) What are the details of the process followed to appoint a Ranamane Mokalane Incorporated to represent Metrorail in the matter between Mukoma Technologies and Metrorail in the High Court of South Africa, case number 47482/2009 dated 30 January 2017, (b) what are the names of other legal representatives that were considered, (c) on what date was the specified representative appointed, (d) what amount has been paid by Metrorail to the representative to date, (e) in what number of cases has the specified representative represented Metrorail and (f) what was the outcome in each case; (2) whether Metrorail verified the registration details of the specified representative; if not, why not; if so, what are the registration details of the representative; (3) whether Metrorail conducted a background check on the specified representative before appointing it; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the (a) process and (b) outcome; (4) whether the specified representative still represents Metrorail?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 28 Mar 2019

1. (a) The panel of attorneys was appointed through an open tender process. Once the panel is constituted, work is allocated to the lawyers and the attempt is made to ensure that work is allocated to attorneys in a fair and equitable manner that ensures attorneys are briefed according to their strengths, expertise and experience.

(b) The entire panel is considered when a new ...

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2019-w563 - 22 March 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)With reference to appointments made within the past three months at the Road Traffic Management Corporation, (a) what number of (i) applications were received and (ii) new appointments were made and (b) for what positions in each case; (2) (a) what criteria are used to accept applicants into the National Traffic Police and (b) why have some applicants for the National Traffic Police been accepted despite failing physical tests; (3) (a) where will the training of new National Traffic Police recruits take place, (b) who will be conducting the training and (c) what qualification(s) will the recruits receive?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 22 Mar 2019

1. (a) number of (i) applications for Traffic Officer Posts and 45 692 applications for Traffic Trainees were received.

(ii) Three (3) new appointments for Traffic Officers and 279 for Traffic Trainees were made.

(b) Traffic Officers and Traffic Trainees ;

2. (a) what criteria are used to accept applicants into the National Traffic Police as prescribed in a said Advert : -

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2019-w357 - 20 March 2019

Christian Hans Heinrich Hunsinger to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What number of negotiations, consultations and discussions have taken place between the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and unions in the past 24 months, (b) on what date did each of the specified negotiations, consultations and discussions take place, (c) what (i) has been the outcome in each case and (ii) agreements and resolutions have been reached in each case and (d) how is implementation in each of the cases monitored?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 20 Mar 2019

a) The PRASA Bargaining Forum meets periodically to discuss the issues of workers however there are scheduled wage negotiations that commence in October every year to deliberate and agree on the wages for the following year. The latter is obviously in the case where there is no long-term wage agreement.

Other ordinary Bargaining Forum discussions that take place would include specific issues on company ...

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2019-w654 - 20 March 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

What is the total number of vehicles that are currently registered to travel on the country’s roads?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 20 Mar 2019

Register vehicles

Province

Total

 

GP

KZN

WC

EC

FS

MP

NW

LP

NC

 

Total Number

4 823 585

1 668 421

2 032 114

831 881

634 032

904 882

630 540

718 789

282 504

12 526 748

total %

38.51%

13.32%

16.22%

6.64%

5.06%

7.22%

5.03%

5.74%

2.26%

100%

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2019-w724 - 20 March 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

Are separate rail lines used for the transport of freight and passengers; if so, how many kilometers of freight rail lines (a) are there in each province and (b) have been built in each of the past 25 years?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 20 Mar 2019

Please refer Parliamentary Question 724 to the Department of Public Enterprises as it is related to freight rail which is being dealt with by Transnet.

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2019-w537 - 20 March 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 20 Mar 2019

(a) (i) (aa) None

(a) (ii) (aa) None

(a) (iii) (aa) None

(a) (i) (bb) One

(a) (ii) (bb) One – same as (i)

(a) (iii) (bb) None

(b) (i) None

(ii) Value is unknown and is used for office accommodation

(c) (i) Nine (9) years

(ii) Rented from Delta Fund through the Department of Public Works

(iii) Monthly rental is R6 952 865.50

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2019-w644 - 20 March 2019

Tshwaku, Mr M to ask the Minister of Transport

What number of public charging stations are there for electric vehicles in the Republic?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 20 Mar 2019

According to GridCars, the largest installer of public charging stations in South Africa, they will have 200 EV charging stations installed in the country by the end of March 2019 in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover South Africa, BMW South Africa and Shell South Africa. These charging stations will be located along major National Routes and at various points of convenience, such as shopping ...

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