(1) With regard to the completion of the dust handling and conditioning plant using the dense phase pneumatic conveying technology for unit one at the Medupi power station, what are the details of (a) the funding that was required by a certain company (name furnished) in order for the specified company to (i) complete the dust handling and conditioning plant and (ii) employ a new contractor to complete the dust handling and conditioning plant and (b)(i) tenders that were received and rejected, (ii) reasons for the tenders being rejected in each case, (iii) the estimated costs for the completion of the work by a new contractor and (iv) the date by which the (aa) tender adjudication will be completed and (bb) ash extraction unit will be completed and fully operational;
(2) whether the specified company will be considered for the new contract; if not, why not?
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(1) With reference to the Eskom, Kusile and Medupi Power Station contracts with a certain company (name furnished), what are the details of (a) the contract bonds of any sort that were provided by the company to Eskom and (b) all expired contract bonds that were provided by the specified company that were (i) renewed and (ii) not renewed;
(2) (a) why were the contract bonds that expired not renewed or called up and (b) what are the details of all contract bonds that (i) remain in place and (ii) will be utilised to complete the contracts that the specified company is unable to complete;
(3) whether any Eskom officials were held responsible or accountable for not ensuring that the contract bonds were not renewed in time or, where necessary, called up; if not, why has no one been held responsible; if so, what are the relevant details of the Eskom officials who were held responsible in this regard? NW2505E
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What are the details of the contingency measures and/or plans of the SA Airways (SAA) that are in place to assist its passengers when flights are grounded due to strikes?
According to the information received from the South African Airways:
- SAA initiated the airlines Re- Accommodation Policy which provide customers with alternatives (Date Changes, Rebooking on other airlines).
- SAA customers are able to book on partner airlines, including SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and Codeshare Partner Airlines, as well as Star Alliance partner Airlines.
- SAA provides hotel accommodation for those passengers who cannot be ...
Whether, with regard to the recent strike action at SA Airways, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot among their members; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which organisation and/or persons supervised the ballot and (b) was the ballot conducted by secret vote?
According to the information received from SAA:
Yes, the striking unions complied with the law in holding a strike ballot.
(a) Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin, Crew Association (SACCA). SAA also deployed its own observers for the supervision.
(1) With reference to Ms Busisiwe Mavuso’s alleged statement that government interventions are hampering proper management and turnaround of Eskom, what were the interventions that he made that were against the plans of the Board and management teams at Eskom;
(2) what was intended with his warning that Ms Mavuso must be careful?
At the outset, it must be noted that it will take a long time for Eskom to recover fully from the damage caused by the State Capture.
The Memorandum of Incorporation of Company (including Eskom) sets out the responsibilities, duties and rights of the shareholder and directors. The shareholder, particularly 100% shareholder as in the case with government and many state owned companies, can ...
(1) With reference to his reply to question 241 on 19 August 2019, (a) what category of infrastructure are the pylons in (i) Kempton Park and (ii) Edenvale and (b) how often should these be inspected;
(2) whether any pylons, during the last inspection in the above areas, were found to be (a) unstable and/or (b) decaying due to rust; if so, what number (i) was identified and (ii) has been repaired to date? NW2883E
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Whether the Eskom generation entity will be 100% state-owned; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
Accordingly to the information received from Energy Team
The Eskom Generation entity will remain 100% state owned under Eskom Holdings consisting mainly of the current power plant base, which will be separated into a number of feasible smaller generation units.
Consideration for the creation of multiple generation companies (GENCOs) within Eskom Generation is currently under examination with the aim of introducing inter-company competition and ...
What is her department’s plan to address the inconsistencies as well as delays in funding to shelters across provinces?
The Department has embarked in process of developing a sector funding policy. The policy will provide guidelines to assist all Provinces to implement in a standardised way and address inconsistencies regarding funding. The draft sector funding policy was presented to MINMEC during the third quarter for consideration and approval. The MECs have not yet approved the policy and indicated the need for sufficient time ...
Whether she can provide Ms L L van der Merwe with a detailed list of the locations of the 22 shelters in the North West, which were referred to in her department's presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on Wednesday, 30 October 2019; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
Department of Social Development (DSD) plays a leadership role to facilitate the establishment, coordination, and the implementation of the shelters/safe spaces for all victims of crime and violence.
Furthermore, the Department forms part of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster that has been given an important mandate to implement strategies and programmes that contribute towards priority 5 (social cohesion and safe ...
Whether her department has considered a more systematic approach to training shelter personnel on issues related to gender-based violence such as the impact it has on, amongst others, women's mental health and substance abuse; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
The Department has developed a draft training and development framework that seeks to address capacity building plans across the sector as a systematic approach to training. The framework will be looking into three year period. The framework will be ready following consultations with various stakeholders by 31 March 2020. The framework will cover the various thematic areas such as training within Gender Based Violence ...