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-w604 - 10 October 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

What was the total number of (a) train, (b) taxi and (c) bus commuters in the 2018-19 financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 10 Oct 2019

  1. The total number of train commuters in the 2018-19 financial year were as follow:

Metrorail: 208,5 million paying commuters transported

Main Line Passenger Service: 387,501 paying passengers transported

(b) The Department does not have figures relating to taxi passengers. Taxis are not contracted to the Department therefore are not compelled to provide their passenger numbers as is the case with subsidized bus ...

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2019-w633 - 07 October 2019

Henry Andries Shembeni to ask the Minister of Transport

What (a) total amount has (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him spent on (aa) cleaning, (bb) security and (cc) gardening services in the (aaa) 2017-18 and (bbb) 2018-19 financial years, (b) amount was paid to each service provider to provide each specified service and (c) total amount was paid to each of the service providers?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 7 Oct 2019

(i)DEPARTMENT

Service rendered

(aaa) 2017 18

(bbb) 2018 19

(b)

(aa)Cleaning services

Phetha Trading Services

R 4 156 442.38

R5 245 786.25

Phetha Trading Services

R 9 402 228.63

(bb)Security services

Maduna Protection Services

R 2 995 924.26

Black Excellence Forensic Security Adv

R170 558.00

Maduna Protection Services

R 3 241 707.84

R 6 408 ...

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2019-w605 - 07 October 2019

Elsabe Natasha Ntlangwini to ask the Minister of Transport

What number of (a) train drivers are currently employed by Metrorail and (b) vacancies currently exists?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 7 Oct 2019

(A) The total number of train drivers currently employed are as follows:

Region

Number of train drivers employed

Western Cape

233

Eastern Cape

22

KwaZulu Natal

196

Gauteng

429

MLPS

103

Total

983

(B) The total number of vacancies are as follows:

Region

Number of train driver vacancies

Western Cape

38

Eastern Cape

21

KwaZulu Natal

60

Gauteng

140

MLPS

44

Total ...

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2019-w573 - 07 October 2019

Nontando Nolutshungu to ask the Minister of Transport

(1) What number of (a) security, (b) cleaning and (c) general worker personnel who work in buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure are employed through tenders obtained by their companies or third party service providers at (i) Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and the (ii) Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa); (2) What total amount does Acsa and Prasa spend from their current budget on security, cleaning and general worker personnel who work in their buildings, facilities and all other infrastructure?

Reply from the Minister of Transport on 7 Oct 2019

Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)

(1) (a) Security

2008

1(b) cleaning (c) general worker personnel

1551

(2) Total amount

The FY 19/20 estimated spend for cleaning and general work is R 115 337 811.

The FY 19/20 estimated spend for security is R39 585 181.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA):

  1. (ii) (a) Security personnel: 3,520

(b ...

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